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Old 05-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #81
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Well I guess it fits then. I would just buy a dura crap NA8 alternator and grab a 1.8 WP pulley from salvage, or buy a new one from mazda for like 30 bucks.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #82
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Debating on a few things looking for some suggestions

1) Going with a gtx2867r turbo. Keep .64 compressor housing (which is already ceramic coated) or go with a .82?

2) Intake mani, stock or upgrade to honda type mani?

3) Meth inject, use or get rid of? I really don't want to have to rely on it.

4) What else?
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:25 PM   #83
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Pretty crazy weekend. Car broke down Friday afternoon on me, car seemed to run fine but when I came back out of the bank coolant was everywhere underneath the car. Drove the car across the street and parked it. The way it acted made me believe I blew a head gasket

The worst feeling ever is seeing your car on a trailer




After getting the car home I started checking a few things out.

Found the problem real quick after turning my A/C on. Seems the main fan wasn't working at all. I had power to my connector so I swapped back to the old original fans and it fired right up. Seems I saved myself a tear down. Looking into some new fans and a fan shroud, I don't like the big bulky stock fans but hey it saved my *** this weekend.

After reassuring everything was okay I met up with hornetball Saturday morning at 4:30am. We were crazy enough to drive nearly 2 hours to meet up with a few other miata lunatics for the Track Dog Racing swap meet and show our cars at the Cars & Coffee meet. After some starbucks to help wake us up we arrived. What a relief my car made it there and back, I thought I had a tear in my radiator hose but turns out my A/C drain was the victim.

Here's my car with hornetball right behind me. I didn't get any photos of the meet, same cars I seen last time I was there.

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Nice shot of my butt. I guess this is a Miata forum, right?

And, for the record, Justin's hardtop was the undisputed star of the show.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:36 PM   #85
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I tried to focus the picture more towards the butt region, I may have to zoom in next time!

Lots of compliments on the fastback and lots of confused people wondering what the hell kind of car it was. I was just ashamed of my dam engine bay, seems to be missing something.

Rick if you have any photos feel free to post them, I should have gotten more photos of the rat rod using a 1.6 miata drivetrain!

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:43 PM   #86
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I think this stood out more than any other car. Australian v8 Holden car, 727 cubic inch engine. Wish I had this thing in my car!

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I couldn't figure out what kind of motor that Holden had. GM? Mopar? Haven't a clue.
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Holden is GM. That car is basically a G8 with different body panels

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That car was in HotRod magazine. That's awesome. That thing is brutal.
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I didnt get to hear the motor but it was worth seeing it in person.

New fan shroud/fans ordered.. and a 550hp intercooler!
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That car was in HotRod magazine. That's awesome. That thing is brutal.
What block and heads are they? I couldn't identify them for the life of me and I'm usually a pretty good engine spotter.
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What block and heads are they? I couldn't identify them for the life of me and I'm usually a pretty good engine spotter.
Looks like some sort of billet heads. Might be a billet block too but I cant see it from the pictures, most likely with the 700+ cube displacement.
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What block and heads are they? I couldn't identify them for the life of me and I'm usually a pretty good engine spotter.
SAR-727 ( 1275 HP) 1X4 HEMISPHERICAL HEADED PUMP GAS ENGINE - Sonny's Racing Engines

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Jeez. This is one of their "small" engines!
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Being around all the miatas at the Track Dog Racing meet made my car seem like a 4x4. I need coilovers, badly. Weighing my options for now and focusing on getting my turbo going. I hope this month turns out to be a good one, really looking forward to boost. Shouldn't be much longer
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HOLDEN!!!

Sorry I'm a Kiwi...
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Nice spammin, brah
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Easy mod this weekend. Added the bixenon retrofit to the car, just needs to be aimed correctly and she's good to go.

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No ute, no care.
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