Cordycord's epic tube frame build - Page 20 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-19-2012, 11:37 PM   #381
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,684
Total Cats: 216
Default

**** Mnet, those guys are ------s.
They can have fun with their superchargers and stick on chrome accent pieces.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 12:10 AM   #382
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: chicago
Posts: 665
Total Cats: -35
Default

I must confess was a little skeptical about the marketability of this project initially but it looks quite amazing and I think I had dreams about this car last night. with such attention to detail and overall build quality I'm sure this is going to be a big hit at sema and receive the coverage it deserves. nice work man, I cant wait to see the finished sema car and the the production version! f-in awesome man.
psreynol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 12:24 AM   #383
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arbinshire View Post
You've got a bunch of non-Admirer's on M.net today.

Now, THIS is a concept or custom MX5......nice! - MX-5 Miata Forum

LOLZ, miata.net is full of a bunch of weenies. Its like VWvortex except worse.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #384
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 68
Total Cats: 0
Default

I totally dig the looks of this car myself. M.net is infested with a touch too much fan-boyism.
arbinshire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 12:44 AM   #385
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,775
Total Cats: 148
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by arbinshire View Post
You've got a bunch of non-Admirer's on M.net today.

Now, THIS is a concept or custom MX5......nice! - MX-5 Miata Forum
Ouch. Some will come around when they see the performance. Some will come around when they see the final version. Some are just haters.

Me, I'm a big fan of sports cars, and cars in general.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 04:40 AM   #386
Senior Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 715
Total Cats: 53
Default

Yeah, some of these guys just post on there since they have nothing else to do. I wouldn't worry about some of the comments.
bcrx7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 07:45 AM   #387
Hear me Meow
iTrader: (3)
 
skidude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Outside Portland Maine
Posts: 1,994
Total Cats: 13
Default

Haha, I like one of the last comments: "good to see this forum is still loaded with idiots". That was my sentiment exactly. It reminds me why I never go over there anymore.

Cord, your car is coming along really well.
skidude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 02:30 PM   #388
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,684
Total Cats: 216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by skidude View Post
Haha, I like one of the last comments: "good to see this forum is still loaded with idiots". That was my sentiment exactly. It reminds me why I never go over there anymore.

Cord, your car is coming along really well.
That was me. I hate that place.

A couple years ago I called Gary Fagscher a ------ in a PM
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 02:32 PM   #389
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,775
Total Cats: 148
Default

Thanks guys. If I worried about what other people thought, the car would have died long ago.
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 02:37 PM   #390
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,892
Total Cats: 1,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
Thanks guys. If I worried about what other people thought, the car would have died long ago.

whoa whoa whoa, now you sound like Porsche.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 06:16 PM   #391
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Sadly so many people on the Mnet think any picture of a concept is the ND.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 06:46 PM   #392
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,684
Total Cats: 216
Default

Oh **** I got an infraction. Its just like old times.
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 07:27 PM   #393
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,775
Total Cats: 148
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
whoa whoa whoa, now you sound like Porsche.
My heroes. Wolfgang Porsche gave me a trophy during the 1977 Porsche Parade down in San Diego (as a kid) for winning the sandcastle contest.

The Cisitalia is an amazing vehicle. These buttoned-down Germans weren't afraid to follow their imagination if it had a solid theoretical backing.

Cisitalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #394
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie View Post
Oh **** I got an infraction. Its just like old times.
Haha whys that? language?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 07:14 PM   #395
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,519
Total Cats: 259
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cordycord View Post
Ouch. Some will come around when they see the performance. Some will come around when they see the final version. Some are just haters.

Me, I'm a big fan of sports cars, and cars in general.
Nope, it's full of idiots who believe "it's not with the spirit of the miata" or some equally retarded bullshit like that. Cool-breeze scoops and chrome trunk luggage rot your brain, I guess....
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 09:07 PM   #396
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Haha Cordy dont get your hopes up man, you're talking about people who call a cold air intake an extreme performance mod.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:02 AM   #397
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,775
Total Cats: 148
Default Test exhaust came today

The test exhaust showed up today, and it was like Christmas taking it out of the package.

It includes the following:

--30" side exhaust, 2.5" I.D and 3.5" O.D., 5lbs. This exhaust has a fully perforated core, so we'll see just how loud it gets.
--flared extension tube, for proper fitment. Once we cut it to the right length, this tube will connect to the bend and the tip to become one unit.
--V-band clamp
--"Quiet core" muffler insert. This is intended for use where track noise regulations are strict, but we frankly don't know how loud the car is going to get. The core might be used most of the time.
--45 degree bend. Boy are the welds nice.
--Exhaust tip. The tip will be cut down to the correct length. This sucker will save a trip to the doctor for stitches if you happen to kick it with your shin.

The stainless used for the exhaust is 22 gauge, which is much lighter than the 18 gauge stuff they normally use for cars. The tig welds on this stuff are amazing. Check out the welds on the 45 degree bend.

Can't wait to fit it up. And finally YES, those are authentic "Sham WOW" towels that the exhaust is resting on.
Attached Thumbnails
Cordycord's epic tube frame build-2109121.jpg   Cordycord's epic tube frame build-2109122.jpg   Cordycord's epic tube frame build-2109123.jpg   Cordycord's epic tube frame build-2109125.jpg   Cordycord's epic tube frame build-2109126.jpg  

cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 03:19 AM   #398
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,326
Total Cats: 1,925
Default

You know what pisses me off? Seeing welds like that and knowing that no matter how long I live I will never produce anything that beautiful.


Question: Given that y'all are here in CA (and apologies that I haven't made the extremely short trip up to visit- my laziness knows no bounds), what are your thoughts concerning the retention of the stock catalytic converter and the potential reactions of a tech or referee to the routing of the head-to-cat piping in general?
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 03:54 AM   #399
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

Now i'm curious why didnt they use bends instead of straights?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:09 PM   #400
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
cordycord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,775
Total Cats: 148
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
You know what pisses me off? Seeing welds like that and knowing that no matter how long I live I will never produce anything that beautiful.


Question: Given that y'all are here in CA (and apologies that I haven't made the extremely short trip up to visit- my laziness knows no bounds), what are your thoughts concerning the retention of the stock catalytic converter and the potential reactions of a tech or referee to the routing of the head-to-cat piping in general?
I'm in the same boat Joe. I've got friends who weld for a living who couldn't recreate those welds.

California uses the SB100 "special conditions" voucher for cars like the Catfish. If you get one of the 500 vouchers given out yearly (there are still some left over from last year), your car is held to 1967-ish standards and is exempt from the bi-yearly testing. Regardless, there is just enough room to put a cat right in front of the driver firewall prior to the exhaust heading out to the side of the car. There would also be room on the side, but you want to place cat converters as close to the headers as possible so they really get hot.

There are so many options for the exhaust that I'm tempted to leave the connection to the customer. A turbo setup would be ideal for this car as a) it would quiet things down, b) it's less sensitive to bends needed after the header. 300hp and 1,500lbs anyone?
cordycord is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garrett Turbo, 1.8 Oil Pan, & Misc. Stuff nbdooey Miata parts for sale/trade 9 08-30-2017 10:50 PM
Another Cast Manifold Corky Bell Prefabbed Turbo Kits 18 11-22-2016 10:01 PM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
WTB MP62 (Hotside) (NB2) Rick02R WTB 3 01-03-2016 08:18 PM
Bad head gasket or ? shooterschmidty Engine Performance 8 09-30-2015 11:28 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:52 PM.