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Old 01-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #61
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Yesterday I got my Kia water neck in the mail... Bought it used from a member on here and it was in pretty bad shape. I hit it with the bench grinder this morning and it looks a lot better. Just going to coat it with some high temp black paint before I use it. I still want to clean out the inside to freshen it up a bit more. Just need a wire brush from the store so I can get in there.

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Decided to throw a coat of high temp paint on it today since I had a can lying around lol

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Old 01-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #62
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What the hell? Was the junk yard storing that kia in a vat of used draino?
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Old 01-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #63
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What the hell? Was the junk yard storing that kia in a vat of used draino?
Haha looked that way didn't it? I bought it before ever seeing a picture but oh well... Luckily it cleaned up Ok lol
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:31 AM   #64
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4-5 more weeks and I will have my Tial wastegate & ARTech Mani/DP ordered!! Can't waaaiiitttttt!!! I have the $$ right now but I want to have a bit of a buffer in my account & don't want to drain it all in one shot lol
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Enough of this standard miata content ... more pictures of Lego minibus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-18-2013, 05:54 PM   #66
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Enough of this standard miata content ... more pictures of Lego minibus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


-Zach
Hahaha I'll have to snap of a few of it tonight! My parents gave that to me for X-mas... I was a HUGE Lego fan as a kid and I guess they wanted to bring me back to my childhood a bit. I gotta say, it was fun to build! I want another but they are crazy expensive!!!
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Pics of V-Dubbbbbbbb













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Old 03-05-2013, 07:31 PM   #68
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WOOT! Ordered today...

-Tial 38mm V-Band EWG
- Grimspeed IWG bracket

Next up... ARTech Manifold & DP!!! Soooo excited to get that stuff. Finally feel like i'm getting somewhere as far as parts go!
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Need an opinion guys.... I bought a Walbro 190 should I just keep it or do I not need it for ~250hp?? The $80 I could get for it could be put towards my ARTech parts lol
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80-paypal-shipping and you're realistically left with like 60-65 bux. are you hurting for cash that bad that 65 bux puts a dent in your plans? If not, I'd say install the wally.

Your stocker will probably hold up (just barely) to 250, but why not have the peace of mind with the wally.
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80-paypal-shipping and you're realistically left with like 60-65 bux. are you hurting for cash that bad that 65 bux puts a dent in your plans? If not, I'd say install the wally.

Your stocker will probably hold up (just barely) to 250, but why not have the peace of mind with the wally.
That's basically the opinion I was looking for. Thanks.... I mean every little bit helps but I was starting to wonder if I thew $90 away on the FP. Maybe I'm just getting impatient cause I'm only about $200 away from putting my ARTech order in lol
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Grimspeed bracket came today. I will be fitting it tomorrow

Tial will be here tomorrow! Woooo parts! Lol
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some lovely bits there!!

have you put the bus on the dyno? it looks to be in mint condition.. but i dont think that turbo will fit in that bay?

looking forward to seeing turbo bits being fitted to the mazda ..
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some lovely bits there!!

have you put the bus on the dyno? it looks to be in mint condition.. but i dont think that turbo will fit in that bay?

looking forward to seeing turbo bits being fitted to the Mazda ..

That's my part's bus

Thanks! I'm starting to get the itch to put my order in with ARTech... I just need to save a few more hundred so I can put my order in!
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Hmmmm guess I need a longer rod (Don't we all )

But no seriously.... Grimspeed shows this being mounted on the inside of the turbo in their instructions but that's not an option on my Isis T25/T28... I need to find a longer threaded rod...



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That's my part's bus

Thanks! I'm starting to get the itch to put my order in with ARTech... I just need to save a few more hundred so I can put my order in!
Have you contacted Abe? he usually takes half first and then half when its ready, as it takes him a few weeks to build it.. that's give you the time
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Call grimmspeed about the rod. They're pretty good on the CS side of things. Should be able to get you a rod or tell you where to get a rod .
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Have you contacted Abe? he usually takes half first and then half when its ready, as it takes him a few weeks to build it.. that's give you the time
Oh wow E-mailing him right now! Thanks that's an excellent idea!

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Call grimmspeed about the rod. They're pretty good on the CS side of things. Should be able to get you a rod or tell you where to get a rod .
Yeah I heard nothing but good things about them. I actually shot them an E-mail this morning about it with the same pictures that I put in here. If I can't find one at a hardware store this morning, I will see what they have to say about it
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that's just a bracket and rod to hold the wastegate closed?
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that's just a bracket and rod to hold the wastegate closed?
Yessirrr. Did't want to ruin the turbo by welding
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