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Old 10-17-2011, 03:25 AM   #461
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Great, thank you
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Any general updates on this? Still enjoying it?
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Old 10-17-2011, 08:27 PM   #463
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The car is an absolute blast to drive, when I'm not mashing the loud pedal it gets 30 mpg, not bad for e85. Had the back end step out at about 80 the other day, as I guess I was enjoying the Colorado fall weather just a bit to much as I was getting on the highway. The build has approx 4k miles now with no issues. The new oil filter increased oil pressure by 6-10# depending on rpm.

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The car is an absolute blast to drive, when I'm not mashing the loud pedal it gets 30 mpg, not bas for e85. Had the back end step out at about 80 the other day, as I guess I was enjoying the Colorado fall weather just a bit to much as I was getting on the highway. The build has approx 4k miles now with no issues. The new oil filter increased oil pressure by 6-10# depending on rpm.
Me order filter now. I forgot to order it before
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:42 AM   #465
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You will be very happy with it. Pricey, but well spent money IMO.
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The new oil filter increased oil pressure by 6-10# depending on rpm.
phenomenal
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:03 PM   #467
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What tires do you have on right now?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:41 PM   #468
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I have been distracted by another project. Will be making the tow from from Colorado to
Boston to pick up the new racer. I leave Halloween day.


Back on topic, The car is woefully under tired right now. kumho ecsta ast 205/50/15. I think I am going to see how 225/45/15 RS3's work. Right now I really enjoy the sleeper attitude of the car. Maybe someday a wide body, fastback and 275's will find there way onto the car but not any time soon.
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Nice racer.


PS, I want brownie points for hauling your build thread back to the top of the leaderboar... er, build thread list.
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:45 PM   #470
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That can be arranged, 1000 brownie points awarded.


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Right now I really enjoy the sleeper attitude of the car.
That is definitely a sleeper.
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I hope your driving it back.
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any news on your f20 miata? more boosts?

BTW I will be in Denver next sunday, monday, tuesday. Want to meet up? no rape
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any news on your f20 miata? more boosts?

BTW I will be in Denver next sunday, monday, tuesday. Want to meet up? no rape
Would love to put a face to the world famous fae "More Boost" flora.
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i haz a question. i was looking for parts to do my fuel tank pickup like yours. i can't seem to find any bulkhead AN fittings in stainless. Did you put steel fitting or did you find a source for SS?

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Steel fitting that I welded into the tank. If I had it to do again I would try a bulk head fitting first. You will need to mod the baffle in the tank. I only did what I did for increased fuel needs of FI, given that you are NA I would run the stock set up. The stock miata pump is plenty strong enough to supply the honda engine.
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i haz a question. i was looking for parts to do my fuel tank pickup like yours. i can't seem to find any bulkhead AN fittings in stainless. Did you put steel fitting or did you find a source for SS?

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I welded a bung on with a tube sticking out into the tank. I then put a rubber fuel line that connected to the pumps. I have two bosch 044 pumps in the tank.



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Steel fitting that I welded into the tank. If I had it to do again I would try a bulk head fitting first. You will need to mod the baffle in the tank. I only did what I did for increased fuel needs of FI, given that you are NA I would run the stock set up. The stock miata pump is plenty strong enough to supply the honda engine.

I got away with putting both of my pumps in the tank without having to molest the factory baffle. It took a decent amount of work for positioning though.


Sorry about not giving you a call-- I landed at 10PM and flew out at 1PM :(

I will be back in April though for a few days so let's meet up then. I will touch your car and bless it for you.
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faeflora lemme checkout your build thread. i've gotten behind on all the latest activity.

thanks hingstonwm. i just remembered i have a local store and they may have what i'm looking for http://www.hoseandfittingsetc.com/pr.../JIC-straights

i'll check on monday. if i'm not mistaken, stainless is a good idea for e85. oh, and i haz plans u see. ima put a 3071gtx and run e85. sr has breathing options but thats later. i dun even wanna think about that yet.
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Then put a man sized fuel system in place now so you dont have to do over. Do over sucks
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