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Old 11-20-2008, 07:53 PM   #141
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I'd cranked that boost up to 7ish for the last hour or so.
We'd love to but our car doesn't have enough fuel system to support 7 psi. It's lean enough as it is (13:1 or so) at 3.5 psi...

Anyone got a 12:1 vortech calibration disc they're willing to part with?
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:15 PM   #142
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make one! you made everything else.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:28 PM   #143
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sell the air bags and buy megasquirt...
an option?
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:04 PM   #144
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make one! you made everything else.
That would require measuring and precision, which these guys reserve for when they're being paid.

And I mean that in the most loving way a heterosexual Miata owner could.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:30 PM   #145
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measuring/cutting a 2.72" diameter circle and then drilling a hole the center would not be that entirely difficult.
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:55 PM   #146
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So awesome guys, I wish you the best of luck in LeMons~
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:20 AM   #147
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Installed the hardtop today:

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Initial configuration was the low-drag, superspeedway setup:

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But after some consideration, we realized the turbo gives us enough surplus power that we don't have to worry about minimizing drag, so we switched to our high-downforce configuration:

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As you can see, there is both a mild kick-up about 6 inches from the end, plus a 1" Gurney flap. The kick-up is somewhat flexible, thanks to the thin aluminum consutruction, and should flatten out at speed. We're thinking the active aero should get us a second entry in the "best use of banned F1 technology" compeition.

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:24 AM   #148
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We also made a new support bracket for the intercooler so it doesn't just hang from the hoses. All we had to do was thread the end of the jack handle with a 10mm x 1.25 thread and fart out a couple of beads from the metal caulking gun and it was good to go

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HT looks clean.

You should produce those and make a group buy.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:49 AM   #150
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HT looks clean.

You should produce those and make a group buy.
I agree. Us tall drivers have been stuck with and cursed by these unfortunate factory hardtops. I want something to keep the elements ... from scraping my scalp off.
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Old 11-24-2008, 10:57 AM   #151
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Why not pickup a bootleg fuel pressure regulator so you can run more boost?
eBay Motors: FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR BMW E36 E46 E90 M3 MINI COOPER (item 120332751931 end time Dec-11-08 20:21:10 PST)

Wouldnt this assist in raising the fuel pressure enough to run more boost?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:28 AM   #152
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I agree. Us tall drivers have been stuck with and cursed by these unfortunate factory hardtops. I want something to keep the elements ... from scraping my scalp off.
Hello!? If you have a Miata, you have this hardtop already, all you have to do it unbolt it from its current location and rebolt it to the top.

Get to it!

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:45 AM   #153
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lol just realized that was the hood. Damn guys, I think this is the coolest build ive seen ... a hood hardtop for the mother ******* win.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:04 AM   #154
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Hello!? If you have a Miata, you have this hardtop already, all you have to do it unbolt it from its current location and rebolt it to the top.

Get to it!

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I want both. though in emergency rainstorms at speed I have a special "conversion" lever I can pull to move the device from the front of the car to the top of the car. it has a few kinks.
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:02 AM   #155
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Hey you may wanna transfer over all the goodies to this free 2002 chassis:

MX-5 Miata Forum - 2002 SE chassis, completely stripped ZIP:16749
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:15 AM   #156
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the jackhandle/IC bracket has so much win

overall, nice project
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Old 11-27-2008, 11:17 PM   #157
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cool read. you guys ever find a diff?
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Old 11-28-2008, 03:16 AM   #158
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Got rid of our parts car this weekend.

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In case you were wondering, that's $15 worth of steel you're looking at.

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Saw this on Jalopnik, thought it was worth mentioning. I bet you guys can totally take this:

Hayabusa-Powered Geo Metro To Take On LeMons, Sneers At Ghettocharged Miata
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Saw this on Jalopnik, thought it was worth mentioning. I bet you guys can totally take this:

Hayabusa-Powered Geo Metro To Take On LeMons, Sneers At Ghettocharged Miata
I ran into that guy when he was testing at streets of Willow a few months ago. it was pretty quick, but since we haven't had ours on track yet, I can't really guess who is faster.

Biggest worry with that car is chain durability. Short chain means higher duty cycle on each link. Odds of shitting a chain out the bottom are pretty high. Maybe we should do something to protect our belts from damage when we run over his chain...

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