The Epic Build Thread. - Page 7 - 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 10-31-2010, 04:13 PM   #121
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

I'll be back at the shop in a few hours, taking a break. Then I'll put together 90% of the front end for a few pictures.

For now here is the coldside piping for the IC. As you can see I will no longer be able to put the headlights down, so haters can suck my *****. I'll deal with the omg dragz0r caused by the barn doors somehow.



It loooooks like I can just cut straight for the IC and not go under the light, but I was planning to mount my coolant over flow there... we shall see. I wish I could weld every time I work on this thing, it really is a must for custom work :/
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 04:36 PM   #122
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chi
Posts: 138
Total Cats: 0
Default

looking good
arctct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 05:28 PM   #123
Elite Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Taos, New mexico
Posts: 5,704
Total Cats: 237
Default

Wow, looks awesome. I cannot wait to see this setup back in action. You should look into the "PIAA" front light mod so you can just delete your headlights.
Fireindc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 07:48 PM   #124
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,485
Total Cats: 248
Default

I'll go over my calculations and compressor map plots at work tomorrow just for laughs. I do know garrett had some f'ed up maps for the 1544 (and why I could only get 240-ish rwhp at 14psi with crazy IAT's) but for the 1548's it seemed good. Plus my dad ran one 1548 on his 1.3 swift with great results so I figured two would work a'ite on a 1.8. Laggier than a 2560 but I do miss the rush at upper rpm's on the highway
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 08:13 PM   #125
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

I would have given up on this project a long time ago if I wasn't so excited about how awesome this setup is going to be. No matter what power these turbos make I'm sure I will be more than impressed.

As you can see I had to mod the y-pipe quite a bit. More clamps than I like, but I'm telling myself that is only temporary until I can get someone to weld me up some IC piping....

I have pictures of the front end... will post them tonight... keep checking hheheh.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2010, 11:19 PM   #126
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default




Still need to work on a bit of the alignment as can see in the photos. But def looks good at 10ft. Which is all that matters to me.









right hood pin needs to be adjust a bit.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 01:22 PM   #127
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Chi
Posts: 138
Total Cats: 0
Default

much better!!!!!!
arctct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #128
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

lol at the schnauze on that thing. looks like a muppet.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #129
Elite Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southlake,Texas
Posts: 3,251
Total Cats: 17
Default



Bond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 07:41 PM   #130
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

LOL

Anything is better than before. Not trying to win an contests for looks here
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #131
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

obviously
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 08:49 PM   #132
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
obviously
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 11:47 PM   #133
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

In for Levnubbin-width black stripe up the center of the car.
kotomile is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2010, 11:57 PM   #134
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,206
Total Cats: 2,587
Default

You gotta do something about that nose man. It just.....


Leatherface hit the nail on the head:



That car has too many nice *** parts on it to leave it looking like that

Last edited by 18psi; 11-03-2010 at 12:20 AM.
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2010, 12:17 AM   #135
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 2,791
Total Cats: 71
Default

you can find a new hood and bumper cheap....
shlammed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #136
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mass.
Posts: 816
Total Cats: 41
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shlammed View Post
you can find a new hood and bumper cheap....
The Veilside bumpers are starting to look tasteful.
thasac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:36 PM   #137
Newb
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 26
Total Cats: 0
Default

Wish all your issues getting the IC properly ventallated makes me wonder how they made it look so simple here....


$hane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 06:50 PM   #138
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,900
Total Cats: 1,793
Default

cause they are doing it wrong...
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #139
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
cause they are doing it wrong...
If by doing it wrong you mean don't have a welder then you are correct.


I'm seriously considering ditching this setup, it was a lot of working getting it to this point... but the factor is starting to creep up on me.

I just want this damn thing to runnnnnnnnnnnnn.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 08:04 PM   #140
I'm a terrible person
Thread Starter
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by $hane View Post
Wish all your issues getting the IC properly ventallated makes me wonder how they made it look so simple here.
They probably don't work out of a storage facility with 1 power outlet and 1 dim light bulb.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
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
Is my swirl pot design okay? FrankB Race Prep 10 10-02-2015 10:00 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 07:12 AM.