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Old 03-10-2014, 10:07 AM   #321
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How you have it is fine, I'm running an identical setup. You'll have a very small mist of oil on parts around the filter, although I could really only tell when I had dye in my oil and was looking for leaks with a black light.

I'd just keep it for now. I've looked into upgrading to a catch can setup of some sort, but it's about as easy as getting good info for a reroute.
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No way. Not boosted. Breathers go to a catch-can so you can keep your intake clean. I've always thought the OE power steering reservoir would make a great OE looking catch can.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:51 AM   #323
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Been working on interior.

Old skanky door panels are skanky.



Cleaned up and sprayed with fabric and vinyl paint. They came out pretty nice.



Prepped for carpet. Finally found one. Should be here Monday. USed Reflectix from HD Racing. It cuts the heat, a bit of sound deadening, and it's cheap. One 25' roll just covers it.



Jeffbucc'ed rest of the interior parts. It's getting bad. I'm painting screws.



I still need to make side panels to go in the sides behind the seats. The current ones are too far gone, plus it would look stupid with the built-in armrests when there are no seats. Either doing masonite with vinyl over it or just textured ABS sheet painted to match the door panels.
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No way. Not boosted. Breathers go to a catch-can so you can keep your intake clean. I've always thought the OE power steering reservoir would make a great OE looking catch can.
Intake pipes were bone dry when I pulled them a few months ago. I've always had my breather tube going straight back to the intake. So long as your rings are in good shape, you're pcv is sealing, and you're not boosting above 20psi or so, there's no need for a catch can.

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You mean pre-turbo? I could easily tap in a bung in the CAI pipe. Damn, I just spent $9.99 on that sweet vatozone filter, too.
yes. or at least just remove the stock chrome/rubber tube and secure the little filter directly on the VC.
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yes. or at least just remove the stock chrome/rubber tube and secure the little filter directly on the VC.
I tried but, while turbo no hit block, filter hit wastegate actuator.
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Intake pipes were bone dry when I pulled them a few months ago. I've always had my breather tube going straight back to the intake.
I've seen your in-car videos - sound is dominated my music not revs. I question if you've actually entered positive pressure.

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So long as your rings are in good shape, you're pcv is sealing, and you're not boosting above 20psi or so, there's no need for a catch can.
I thought this was going to be a track beast- I can't imagine not running a catch can on boosted track car. I wouldn't run the pcv to the intake either on a track car. What's the benefit?
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oh yeah, i forgot, most people actually drive their cars...
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I run a stock intake side PCV setup, with a filter on the exhaust side. It's off a hose though, I melted a few of those tiny filters. The hose seems to hold up fine.
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Got the parts buffed this Saturday and started assembly. Teaser pic-taken with a potato. Can't wait to get it on the ground.



One fail on this swap has reared it's head. Can't remove (or install) the rear tire with the fender in place. I was able to remove the one upper control arm bolt, roll the rotor back and get the tire in. This will probably become the SOP for tire swaps. One bolt, doesn't mess with alignment. Oh, well.
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Race car, no? Any way to make it quick release? Can't tell how many layers are back there.
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WOW, i missed the part where you painted it that beautiful color. What color is it again?
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WOW, i missed the part where you painted it that beautiful color. What color is it again?
Mustang Grabber Blue.
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Race car, no? Any way to make it quick release? Can't tell how many layers are back there.
Could. We will have to see how it goes. I was just going to drop the lower shock bolt to see how far the control arms would drop but this worked, barely.
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Not a lot to report. Got the carpet installed tonight. I powerwashed it yesterday. It's dusty from me walking around in there but it's decent. Surprising to have to trim a Miata carpet to something that is even smaller than that.



On another note, I think I threw away some parts when I was winter cleaning. I tossed three heater controls that I had laying around forever. Well, I think I tossed ALL three that I had. I thought I held back one spare for this project. Anyone have a heater control and a dead pedal available for cheap?
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