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Old 05-24-2015, 11:42 PM   #1221
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<p>I think I understand now. &nbsp;People who need an EFR are breast-men.</p>
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<p>I think I understand now. &nbsp;People who need an EFR are breast-men.</p>
I'm a legs man though! I just think of it like this my car was self conscious about it's A cups and wanted to make me happy by moving to a C cup.

Before the upgrade she had a flat tire event so why not treat her right!
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:57 AM   #1224
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<p>If anyone's car has a set of double D's and some calf implants,&nbsp;it's yours.</p><p>Don't&nbsp;get me wrong, we're all jealous.</p><p>At the end of the day though, even though my car's got nothin but skeeter bites and I'm a little embarrassed to be seen with her in front of my friends, she does some really fun stuff, and I don't have to spend a fortune to keep her from breaking my heart and leaving me for dead in the middle of the desert.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm pretty sure what I originally meant was, just get your car on the road and drive it.</p>
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</p><p>If anyone's car has a set of double D's and some calf implants,&nbsp;it's yours.</p><p>Don't&nbsp;get me wrong, we're all jealous.</p><p>At the end of the day though, even though my car's got nothin but skeeter bites and I'm a little embarrassed to be seen with her in front of my friends, she does some really fun stuff, and I don't have to spend a fortune to keep her from breaking my heart and leaving me for dead in the middle of the desert.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm pretty sure what I originally meant was, just get your car on the road and drive it.</p><p>
</p><p>Why are we all talking about this like his car is going to be on the road for long enough to enjoy it. He'll break something the first day out guarantee it <img alt="" src="https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/images/smilies/thefinger.gif" title="Thefinger" /></p><p>[size=&quot;1&quot;]says the guy who just grenaded his torsen[/size]</p>
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<p>Why are we all talking about this like his car is going to be on the road for long enough to enjoy it. He'll break something the first day out guarantee it</p><p> <img alt="" src="https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/images/smilies/thefinger.gif" title="Thefinger" /></p><p>[size=&quot;1&quot;]says the guy who just grenaded his torsen[/size]</p>


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<p>IAt the end of the day though, even though my car's got nothin but skeeter bites and I'm a little embarrassed to be seen with her in front of my friends, she does some really fun stuff, and I don't have to spend a fortune to keep her from breaking my heart and leaving me for dead in the middle of the desert.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>I'm pretty sure what I originally meant was, just get your car on the road and drive it.</p>


Exactly. I hate it when people get discouraged when they see my car, everyone has a different definition of good enough, purpose, and fiscal common sense. If you enjoy it, rock it!

To give you an idea of my "common sense" this is the throttle body on my dads 91 VW westy multivan I'm restoring for him...had so much oxidation....

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Holy hell, I go play Civ V for a few hours and this happens?!

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The problem is overthinking things.
This has always always always been my problem. Paralysis by analysis. Too much data and I start to go sideways.
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Jeff knows what I'm talking about. Gordon is actually doing it right now. I mean, in the perfectest world, are ID1300's awesome? yes. Is that super fancy filter awesome? yes. Is a EFR awesome? yes. What about an ARtech mani? Yep. What about a FAB9 sidewinder? Yup.
That's my problem, every time I pick a path something "better" happens.
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And then tomorrow a sick newer cooler thing comes out, and all of a sudden we should probably just use that.
My problem is that I move on a geologic time scale. If I had more time to get things done, I'd be enjoying turbocharged bliss at the moment rather than still fretting over things like fuel filters.
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I dunno. It's a disease. It's a sickening slipery slope. Sometimes the lines are blurred. But SOMEWHERE you need to learn to draw the line on where you stop.
I've drawn my line, now I'm just trying to push it forward
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I just want to see this awesome assortment of parts together and running. Same for me wanting to see El Heffe's glorious beast on the road and being enjoyed.
I'm so damn close I can taste it, closer than I've been before with any of the other stuff I've worked with. The engine is almost ready to button up, intercooler is ordered, exhaust is built... all I need to do now is assemble, plumb and run. Its obviously not that simple, but you get the idea.

Now I need to watch out for all the little stuff that is going to bog me down.

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Stop overthinking and be happy?
This, times eleventybillion.

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I hope I'm not coming across as a downer, lol.
I love both your cars and builds.
You are not a downer, you speak the truth. Preach on brother! I appriciate the complements

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I was grinning so hard I didn't even care that my car is only running low 200whp
See? And everyone told me I wouldn't be satisfied with 200hp in my portly NB

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Probably one of your best post sir.
Agreed.
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I like building the car though, but I get carried away.
See? I have this same issue, I looooove building stuff.

Until recently I had a 1966 Mustang that I had been tinkering with for literally a decade while it sat on blocks. I eventually parted it out and sold the shell because I came to the conclusion that no matter how much more time I put into the thing, it was never going to be what I wanted.

The Miata on the other hand could very well be exactly what I want. Now that I have a solid direction, I know exactly where I need to go and what I need to do. With this one, there IS a light at the end of the tunnel.
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Sadly, everything Vlad has mentioned; is something you really only get a clear picture of once you go down the rabbit hole. You need a reality backhand to the face at how frustrating your car is, and how little you are enjoying your "hobby". Maybe I'm just stubborn and can't learn from others, as I need to stick my hand in the fire to learn a lesson once.
You are not wrong. The Rotrex taught me this lesson. I was so angry and so frustrated that I was ready to give up and just go buy a V6 Accord or something.

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I'm at the point Vlad is at. I just want to enjoy my car. Sure I bought some more " crack" while I'm rebuilding my head, but it is just so I don't have to worry about **** anymore. Take it to the tuner, pick it up, drive.
You got it. What I'm trying to do now is overbuild without adding too much complexity. I'd prefer to spend a little more to overbuild than run things at the ragged edge. Its trying not to go too far down the hole that I need to watch out for.

I've changed directions several times now in the name of simplicity. For example, I sold all the stuff I picked up to convert my car to a 1:1 FPR true return system. Would it have worked? Yes. Would it have made things more complex? Yes. Was the benefit worth the complexity? Probably not. It seemed like a good idea at the time, then I thought better of it.

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I know something will break, but that is going to happen, Murphey's Law and what not.
I will be ******* devastated when my **** blows up, just you wait

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Vlad's post needs to be in the read me section for newbies.
I support this idea wholeheartedly.
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<p>I'm pretty sure what I originally meant was, just get your car on the road and drive it.</p>
THIS. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS.

I could not drive the Miata for 7 weeks while I waited patiently for my ankle to heal. As soon as I got back in the car I remembered why I bought it and I was in love all over again. I seriously cannot wait to get this boosted.

Sidenote: Monk... IDK WTF you are posting from, but all your posts are marked up with HTML tags when I try to quote them or I get the email notification. Weird ****.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:25 AM   #1229
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I appreciate the back and forth guys, for serious. This is why I stick around here and post my insanity to this thread. It keeps me on track and I know you guys are experienced enough and honest enough to warn me when I enter scope creep mode. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:35 AM   #1230
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Believe it or not, I'm actually very happy with everything I have in the build right now ...with one possible exception. Fortunately I'm not worried about it enough to spend more money on it and delay myself even further.

The decisions have been made, plans have been set, now all I have to do is stick to it and follow through. I'd like to see this all done by the end of June. I think that's reasonable.

I still need to pick out a set of injectors though
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:37 AM   #1231
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I run ID injectors, they work well, and have published data for everything you can imagine (dead times for miata and MS3, battery voltage comp number, stuff at 3 bar and 4 bar published). Very happy with them. And they're cheap*




*One of the things I just typed out isn't true....
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:38 AM   #1232
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the ID1300s are balleur status. Everyone in the world likes them. So basically it's between awesome (id1k) and awesomER (id1.3k).

So really, there is no wrong choice here

1k's will likely be just a smidge easier to set up simply cause so many people here used em already and all the values are posted
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Just looked up the price of 1300s...dafuq? $900?
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<br />Isn't that twice as expensive as ID1000s? I just don't see how they could be twice as good.
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Probably just new-to-the-market price to help offset R&D
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R&D? It's just milking the newness of them. Stainless vs. aluminum internals doesn't take much in the way of thought, research or even testing. They are asking that because they think they can.
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I'm ballin' hard *************! Ya'll can't even step to this!
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Buy ID1000 and spend the extra 500 on your truck. It wants it.
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Ok, everyone clam down... that's the 8 pack price. You know, for V8's? Check other 4 cylinder applications and you'll see its an obvious oversight on their website.
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So the same price as 1000s?
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<br />Nope, go look at the individual prices. Twice as much.
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Christ, go look at Fab9's website
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