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Old 10-09-2015, 12:09 PM   #61
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I'm glad that somebody finally bought that manifold. Is it actually high quality Cord? How do the welds look, and the insides of the runners?

Next you should test the new taco-taco manifold.
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That one's been tested by at least 2 others already. On this very site.
But yeah, It's cool cause Cord will likely provide the most data/feedback/info
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I'm glad that somebody finally bought that manifold. Is it actually high quality Cord? How do the welds look, and the insides of the runners?

Next you should test the new taco-taco manifold.
I'll find out soon enough. On the surface the quality looks fine. The wall thickness of header is quite thick, and the welds are acceptable.

It's my intention to cut some expansion relief slots into the mounting plate and to potentially brace the T3 to the base of the header. The T3 flange is clocked to send the exhaust to the center of the car. Depending on the fitment, it may get cut and re-welded to point the exhaust out the side of the Catfish.

It really doesn't make sense to try something "new" with a 25 year old car and 25 years of enthusiast development, but what can I say? I like to tinker. The Catfish wouldn't be around if I didn't

So while it's dumb to do things other people have already found to not work, sometimes the process--even of screwing up--helps me in the long run.
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"Trying something new" could easily be Andrew's new cast sidemount with an EFR strapped to it.

Just sayin
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"Trying something new" could easily be Andrew's new cast sidemount with an EFR strapped to it.

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100% agree. Plus, what better guinea pig for a header than Andrew?

It was just timing more than anything. Unsurprisingly, thought the build would be more advanced than it is now...
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since you don't really need to extract every last hp or have good spool or response in a setup like this, it likely won't matter and the car will still be super awesome and fast.
Using a 48 A/R housing on a tater aught to make it pretty spry.
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Using a 48 A/R housing on a tater aught to make it pretty spry.
I went to local shop "Pure Turbos" in Oceanside and asked people who know more than me for:

V-band hot side, internally wasted
durable, with Garrett ball-bearing CHRA (learned my lesson)
stronger than a 2560, but faster spooling than a Disco Potato
do not break my bank--it was less than $1k

It's the first time I'd seen the dual nipple (that's for you Joe ) wastegate control. I think they made exactly what I wanted, and I'll definitely post numbers when it's built.
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Is it not a dual port wastegate?
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Is it not a dual port wastegate?
Internally wasted exhaust port (not separated), with a wastegate controller with dual ports. I like "nipples" better.

Yes, when a controller is used it can hold the wastegate closed until the desired psi is reached. As a control freak, I like this feature.
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In for extended ball joints!
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In for extended ball joints!




Max negative camber for this Miata at stock ride height








Minimum negative camber for this Miata at stock ride height. Stock camber settings are no problem.
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I'm in for a set of two (or more if someone in my country can be interested)
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Mucho excited.

Could we set street camber on normal ball joints, then swap extended ones for the track.
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Mucho excited.

Could we set street camber on normal ball joints, then swap extended ones for the track.
I think you set street camber on the ELBJ's, mark the eccentrics, and then do the same for track settings. Knocking the ball joints out every track day would get tedious.
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In for EBJ's.

Car looks awesome.
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+2 for ELBJ for my babies.
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So is Flyin' Miata the only place to get these?

Flyin' Miata Extended Balljoints
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I hope not. Vat and customs in Italy are pretty expensive: sometimes 100-120% of the value for car parts.
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Hmm. Just pre-ordered a set from FM before seeing potential group buy here. ELBJ is a great idea.
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I'm close to getting a car on the road that I've been working on--on and off--for the past four years. It's a 1977 Blazer 2 wheel drive. It's running a 350 engine with a Corvette throttle body injection and Camaro Vortec heads. The 400r transmission was replaced with a 700r, so it should lope right along on the highway. The horsepower guesstimate with this setup is 350, and it hooks up enough to think that we're in the ballpark.

It's also got a Curtis hitch, a Parrot hands free bluetooth, a new 31 gallon gas tank, all new wiring, a Magnaflow full exhaust (with cats), but is otherwise pretty stock.

The BAR referee appointment is on Tuesday, and if they approve the engine upgrades, the next step is to get it registered. Yeehaw!





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