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Nagase 08-28-2009 06:14 PM

Haraise's slow build thread...
Mainly doing this for myself, to have a build log. Not going to be the fastest or flashiest build ever...

My fourth Miata, Haraise.

Fat Cat Motorsports mounts and bumpstops:

8lb Fidanza Flywheel with new clutch:

320mm steering wheel:

Full_Tilt_Boogie 08-28-2009 06:16 PM

Hello Kitty FTW

Nagase 08-28-2009 06:20 PM

Thanks! ^_^ I have a matching Hello Kitty oil cap too. I love her with the little scarf, racing.

Nagase 08-28-2009 09:26 PM

Forgot the MMR engine mounts:

neogenesis2004 08-28-2009 09:30 PM

Enough with the god damn cats already. Next cat I see is going in my fried rice!

kotomile 08-28-2009 10:07 PM


Originally Posted by Nagase (Post 448003)

You're going to love those. Not.

Nagase 08-28-2009 10:09 PM


Originally Posted by neogenesis2004 (Post 448004)
Enough with the god damn cats already. Next cat I see is going in my fried rice!

You come near my cat and I shoot. o.o

SS Clutch Line:

Prop Valve:

Some of the current weight loss:

My FD RX7 steering wheel:

Custom shift knob:

Tonight I'll be putting on the steering wheel, update when that happens.

One Miata waiting patiently, one getting ready to get a new flywheel/clutch, and another car to drive at the moment...

Edit: Why won't I love the MMR mounts? I had Mazda Comp mounts in my last car and thought stiffer yet would be better.

Nagase 08-28-2009 11:38 PM

Installed the wheel, it's not as small as I'd expected, but I can still see my gauges, so I'm not complaining! The adaptor and deep dish puts the wheel much closer to me, which is awesome for me, as I like the wheel up close. I'm pretty happy about this, here's a crappy night pic:


Nagase 10-13-2009 03:52 AM

Been busy with something else lately, but I'm currently putting in a six speed transmission, 8lb flywheel, ACT Extreme clutch and SS clutch line right now.

The something else:

p51hellfire 10-13-2009 04:46 AM

my friend with his e30 would pop a boner over the cleanliness of that car!!!!!

Braineack 10-13-2009 09:05 AM

I'll take the 318 off your hands if you need less distractions...

Braineack 10-13-2009 09:06 AM


Originally Posted by neogenesis2004 (Post 448004)
Enough with the god damn cats already. Next cat I see is going in my fried rice!

better get your bib:


1stproject 10-13-2009 09:23 AM

That is 1 clean BMW. Good luck with the build.

Nagase 10-13-2009 09:58 PM

The BMW is being pulled apart, likely needs a head gasket.

The Miata... has some rust on the bottom. How unexpected, for an Arizona car. Grinding it down and spraying it over with some paint.

My frame rails are pretty much all pwnt, unsure what to do there. Box them in? Cut out and replace? Ignore it?

neogenesis2004 10-13-2009 10:13 PM

My frame rails underneath are pretty jacked up to. My car is fast and can take turns fast, so I don't give a fuck. Later I might get some of those nifty bolt in rails.

Nagase 11-22-2009 07:38 AM


Installing the 1.6 Fidanza flywheel and ACT Extreme + Organic clutch and flywheel, with the six speed looking on...


And with it installed, I have shifting again! It'll take a while to learn that I have six speeds... haven't had that since the NC. :)


And up next...


FM springs, FCM mounts, bilsteins. That'll be first unless my Megasquirt shows up soon...

Progress makes me a happy panda. :)

Nagase 11-27-2009 08:17 AM

Question: How do you save the boots from the shifter that you've recently bought and installed?

Answer: Goatse...


And my god, I've now been distracted by Left 4 Dead 2... up until 6:20 because I can't get past the bridge in advanced...

Nagase 12-05-2009 08:21 AM

Some more work done lately, more little things...

Like wondering how my front PPF bolt stayed on before I took it off... There's not a nut up top?!?

Setup a battery mount in the stock location:


And rewired the reverse switch (turns out that it doesn't matter which wires you put together):


Still can't drive the car until I get my Megasquirt, so haven't been rushing...

secretsquirrel 12-05-2009 08:41 AM

Can you flip the battery over in the mount? I ask because the posts appear awfully close to the deck...

Nagase 12-05-2009 09:02 AM

Certainly, what do you think of this?


Thank you. :)

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