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Old 03-08-2016, 05:09 PM   #81
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Brace looks nice

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:40 PM   #82
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The brace makes jacking up from the rear pumpkin harder though :(

I use a block of hardwood shaped to fit inside the brace between my jack and the pumpkin.
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:53 PM   #83
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Got the car out of storage. I thought the leak might have been the oil filter but it's something else. Might be the rear main seal. it's definitely on the passenger side and leaks down along the clutch slave. I cleaned everything the other day and let the car sit. Wasn't leaking. But after taking it for a short drive, put the car back in the driveway and this morning I have oil beneath the car again. It doesn't look like it's coming from the vc. It looks like the oil is coming from right where the trans and the motor meet. I'll need to do some further investigating. I know common leaks come from the CAS o ring but this is on the other side of the motor.

I'll update more when I figure it out.

In other news the car drives great. Started right up on the second crank after sitting for 3-4 months. used my car to jump a maserati that was dead in the storage garage.
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Old 03-18-2016, 10:17 AM   #85
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Haven't had a chance to look more into fixing the oil leak yet.

Rollbar install this weekend hopefully.

Megasquirt ordered from Reverent. ☺
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Old 04-23-2016, 04:55 PM   #86
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So this hasn't been updated in a good bit. A lot has happened. Car as it sits now has a cobalt intake, Cobalt header, FM midpipe and Enthuza catback. New tires. Went to a track day, it snowed. All around good time. I'll upload pics soon.
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So week before first track day of the season I had to rush to get the rollbar in. Installation toom me about 5-6 hours and 12-13 beers. Second time around went super fast. With the softtop already out too it made it a lot easier.

I think it came out looking nice.











I also installed the Beatrush bar. I really like it. Really helped with the 2-3 shift.



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Old 04-29-2016, 11:19 PM   #88
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Track day went well. Got to shake down the car and figure it all out. Really solid for the most part except my front shocks were a tad low. Had to do an quick adjustment between sessions and tear out my fender liners. I was rubbing pretty bad and raised it about a quarter inch and it was perfect after that.

The weather was bipolar. It was nice and sunny, then cloudy and windy, and cold then warm, then a freak blizzard came on track 6 minutes into my second to last session. That was a great learning experience. It was seriously insane, I have a photo difference between laps.

This was lap 4


This was 2 minutes later lap 5.


Here's a video: https://goo.gl/photos/5wzyKPMg513u6cLt7
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Old 04-29-2016, 11:24 PM   #89
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Cobalt intake installed. I also added a cobalt header, fm midpipe to my setup. Gave the car some nice noises.











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Old 04-29-2016, 11:25 PM   #90
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Another new toy came in...





Rev also included these nice little brackets, gonna have to figure out how to mount this. I've seen a few threads with brackets etc, we'll see what I figure out.



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Old 04-29-2016, 11:40 PM   #92
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Also picked myself up the last piece to my BNR conversion. Putting this away for a rainy day. I got it used from Begi for $300 shipped which I figured wasn't half bad of a deal. Now I can eliminate that stupid cast intermediary piece between the turbo and the FM downpipe.

Don't ask me why there is like 5 o2 sensor bungs welded on this downpipe.



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nice. hopefully it actually fits
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nice. hopefully it actually fits
Haha I wouldn't of bought it if it didn't come under the condition it came off of a working car that was getting a turbo upgrade.
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Sub'd for MS3 brackets. Interested in the outcome. Maybe a new addition to his kits because I didn't get them last year.
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Some thangs finally came in. I didn't get photos of the rain rails, but I picked up some carbon miata rain rails and eyelids forever ago just to kinda see the product quality carbon miata sells. Took forever to come in but damn are they nice pieces. Too nice for my car really since the paint is ****.





Also went to a carshow and hung out with my friend emily and her nb.





Also picked up a nice Sparco hub off a part out thread here.



Also on the way home from the meet I discovered my clutch is slipping in 5th under acceleration. Oh JOY!!!

I have a brand new FM stage 2 clutch and flywheel in the MSM chassis in storage that has about 800 miles on it. New slave and clutch line too. Now I just gotta figure out a time to get over there, drop that trans, pull the bits I need off it, then come back home and drop this trans and do the whole swapparoo. On one side I'm happy it's not costing money really. On the other... Ughh
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