Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96 - Page 14 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2014, 06:01 PM   #261
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 178
Default

Glad to see I could provide the right amount of continued inspiration to get you going again.





Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-1970saab96_01_700.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-saab-96-f-06.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-redblacksaab96.jpg  
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 12:37 AM   #262
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Debating on doing the white stripe like the second one above. Even thought about the "lower door" skinny-wide-skinny stripe like on Mustangs etc. Probably hold off for now, if they do go on they will be in vinyl anyway.

And thanks for the last one. Reminded me that I have to dig out that little piece of nose trim for paint. Getting all of the small bits sanded, primed and packed up now so I don't forget anything.

I wonder what he has for a motor in the last one. The hood pins caught me off guard as the hood tips forward but then saw the hood scoop.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 12:42 AM   #263
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

And no, I haven't been slacking. Put in a solid 40 hours in the last five days. Just nothing to take pictures of. Sanding, painting, filling, repeating.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2014, 09:46 AM   #264
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,391
Total Cats: 58
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stein View Post
I wonder what he has for a motor in the last one. The hood pins caught me off guard as the hood tips forward but then saw the hood scoop.


http://www.tonikoskinen.com/saab_96_projektit.html for the Finnish project page
Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-large_2994-1825257.jpg  
NiklasFalk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:01 AM   #265
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Hood, trunk, one door, fabricated dash and two rear fenders are "done" done. Final sanding with 320, no scratches or pinholes. Will do remaining door and two fronts tomorrow.

Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140108_212144_resized_zps119b1b85.jpg  
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 10:41 AM   #266
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Stein gets a new avatar.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 11:13 AM   #267
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
Stein gets a new avatar.
LOL

BTW, I have almost used up the two rolls of paper that I got from you and have fondled your sanding blocks more than my wife in the last month.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 12:04 PM   #268
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stein View Post
LOL

BTW, I have almost used up the two rolls of paper that I got from you and have fondled your sanding blocks more than my wife in the last month.
And you've probably got a few pounds of bondo dust and primer in your lungs too!

I'm just proud to have helped the casue.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2014, 01:15 PM   #269
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
And you've probably got a few pounds of bondo dust and primer in your lungs too!

I'm just proud to have helped the casue.
I am coughing a bit. Masks are for wussies and people that want to live a while longer
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2014, 08:51 PM   #270
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 178
Default

Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-5518537344_63d891da4a_b.jpg  
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2014, 12:49 AM   #271
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Not much to report this weekend. Went to a farm sale and they had a pallet full of 25-30 quilted moving blankets which I purchased for $25. Will be nice for wrapping all of the parts for the four hour journey to the paint shop.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 10:15 AM   #272
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Loaded everything into my truck and enclosed trailer last night. Leaving for KC at noon today. Should have it prepped and sealed tonight and painted and cleared tomorrow.

Decided on going with matte finish black for the whole interior and the dash. Miata carpet and stock SAAB door panels and rear panels are going back in after spraying them with black vinyl and fabric paint. The car is still going to be Grabber Blue. On the exterior I am going to paint the grille, door handles, trunk handle and latches black as well as blacking out the rockers. I'm thinking of now doing a black stripe on the center of the hood and possibly a narrow/wide/narrow stripe on the lower section of the door. Might need to break up all of that blue. I'll wait on the stripes and put them on with vinyl later if needed.

Should have lots of pics Sunday night.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 12:17 PM   #273
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

^ Exciting!
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2014, 04:12 PM   #274
I take big bites
iTrader: (1)
 
turbofan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Hurricane, UT
Posts: 6,927
Total Cats: 526
Default

Sunday? Sunday is good.

Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-soon...cat-covered-pillows.jpg  
turbofan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 12:30 AM   #275
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

Jut got home a bit ago. It went extremely well although it took every minute that we had this weekend.

Got there about 4:30 on Friday. Unloaded and started masking to paint the interior to paint matte black.



Painting the interior.



Interior done. Also painted all of the trim pieces that are going onto the car the same matte black.



John scuffing before sealer.



Panels and doors sealed.



Masked off the interior to seal the car while the panels are base/clear coated.



Panels done. They came out nice.







Next we painted the car.



Car done.





A few shots outside. Looks lighter in the outdoor pics than it really is.







Loaded up and got home about 8:30 Sunday night.
Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140124_183702_resized_zpsa7ae11c9.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140124_223023_resized_zpscbed435b.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140124_233700_resized_zpsce7da86d.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_112237_resized_zps0eb14941.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_155752_resized_zpsb82fa13d.jpg  

Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_191626_resized_zpsc46cdd78.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_193628_resized_zps433a1466.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_193638_resized_zps45f20e34.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140125_193653_resized_zps901a6983.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_101201_1_resized_zpsd593f9e7.jpg  

Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_145804_resized_zpsa50c3449.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_145819_resized_zpsb0a450db.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_150946_resized_zpsb2508360.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_151009_resized_zps1b6fd2ff.jpg   Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-20140126_151035_resized_zps3c925f54.jpg  

Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 12:46 AM   #276
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 36,199
Total Cats: 2,584
Default

so fresh and so clean

wow

great job congrats
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 02:16 AM   #277
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 4,685
Total Cats: 216
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
so fresh so clean

such wow

very great job congrats
Attached Thumbnails
Miata Drivetrain in a SAAB 96-3f5a00acf72df93528b6bb7cd0a4fd0c.jpeg  
Full_Tilt_Boogie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 03:41 AM   #278
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Schwarzenberg, Germany
Posts: 1,497
Total Cats: 81
Default

Oh sooo nice! Keep up the good work, I really enjoy this build thread! Props!
Zaphod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 10:59 AM   #279
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (46)
 
Stein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 4,812
Total Cats: 138
Default

It just occurred to me and had to check. I got it painted a week shy of two years since I started. I estimate 600 hours into is thus far. I should be able to finish it in less than 200 hours.

I'll be out of town this week but first order of business is to get it back in the shop onto jackstands again, get the motor in and lay out the wiring harness on the floor so I can see where I need to start drilling holes for the harness to pass through the inner fenders to the motor. As the Miata inner fenders are outside of the SAAB inner fenders it will allow the harness to lay in its stock location but still be tucked.

I'm installing the entire Miata harness in its entirety as it should drop right in and I'm not willing to invest the time to strip out the harness to remove airbag wiring, etc. I could probably strip out 15 lbs if I did, but I want the wiring to be as painless as possible as I hate doing it so the whole thing is being dropped in as removed.

I'll have to do some actual wiring for the head/tail lights to interface with the SAAB parts but other than that it should be plug and play. I'm hoping that there is enough wiring in the harness that is in the back half of the car to the fuel pump, tail lights, etc to accommodate the wheelbase stretch without having to splice into it.

Next is fabricating the turbo manifold for a WRX TD04 turbo and modifying a Flyin' Miata full 2.5" exhaust to fit. The front half and rear half will be retained as complete as possible and just join them in the middle as the wheelbase has been stretched. I'll have to rework the downpipe to fit the TD04.

I have to do the same thing with the fuel/return/brake lines. All of the bends will fit as stock as the front and rear subframes and subframe mounting locations are intact. Just need to splice in about 10" underneath where there is a straight run along the frame rails.

That's kind of it for the big stuff. Of course there are a bunch of little things that in and of themselves aren't big jobs but they add up.
Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2014, 11:03 AM   #280
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 1,970
Total Cats: 49
Default

Looks great! lookin' forward to seeing the rest.
Seefo is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1994 Spec Miata Race Car SM/SM2/SSM For Sale Quinn Cars for sale/trade 6 10-23-2016 08:58 AM
LucaCarMods's Boosted Dutch Miata Build! LucaCarMods Build Threads 11 02-14-2016 07:13 AM
Missing/knock at idle, can someone point me in the right direction? Mikel MEGAsquirt 4 09-28-2015 05:46 PM
WTB HPDE miata - Texas Voltwings Cars for sale/trade 0 09-27-2015 07:40 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:26 AM.