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Old 11-23-2010, 10:42 PM   #21
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cold starts are only bad when you don't have the settings dialed in right.

my car used to have god awful cold start til I finally got the settings right.

now its not perfect (I'll still be ironing it out) but its nowhere near "BAD".
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:43 PM   #22
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block heater and extension cord will solve your cold start needs in the winter.

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:46 PM   #23
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Nice build, but spend $75 somewhere besides different color couplers.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:50 PM   #24
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if it doesnt snow this week like they are calling for i will throw the 1000's in and give it a try. hopefully i will have the majority of the parts for the built motor in the next few weeks. plan is to have the motor built and in by mid january (dads a professional machinist, luckily).
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #25
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curly: no money spent. i planned on switching them out for my roomates black couplers when he wasnt home haha.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:05 PM   #26
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curly: no money spent. i planned on switching them out for my roomates black couplers when he wasnt home haha.

just tell him his turned blue from too much boost
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:14 PM   #27
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random shot of the rollbar and interior

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what it looks like all cleaned up

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Old 02-26-2011, 02:51 AM   #28
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Great build, i plan on running e85 too. Looks like a fun car to drive, i cant wait to see a dyno graph on it!
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #29
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Small update since I'm a lazy, cheap bastard. Pulled it apart this week to install a competition clutch stg.4. I have to wait to get the flywheel resurfaced monday. Installing the walbro 255 and pte 1000's at the same time. It will also be getting an exhaust built as soon as it is back on the ground. I will miss the open downpipe, sadly.

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Old 07-13-2011, 01:31 AM   #30
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Any update to this party?
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #31
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I beat on it every time I drive it. Slowly gathering parts to build the engine. 8lbs of holset fun has been keepin me plenty satisfied though. I love the way this turbo performs. The wastegate did fall off once. Apparently cheap bolts break after a few heat cycles...oops. I still need to install the stock rail i tapped for a barbed fitting to run an aeromotive fpr for the e85 stuff.
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Sold some stuff, bought some stuff...







2001 KLG4
RX-8 6-speed
Competition Clutch clutch/flywheel
V8Roadsters mount kit
Ebay headers

Plan on using MicroSquirt, LSX coils, and a Scirocco radiator tucked under the core support. 2.5" exhaust.

Prothane complete kit for the suspension. Might add a Rb hollow bar and Wilwoods. New wheels are Rota Grid, 15x9. 225/45 BFG Rivals should be here shortly.

Autolonexion V2 flares and Trunk are the only real changes to the exterior.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:31 PM   #33
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Impressive. However, going from a holset boosted BP to an NA KL you'll be losing power. Or did you keep the holset?
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Wow. This just got serious.
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Impressive. However, going from a holset boosted BP to an NA KL you'll be losing power. Or did you keep the holset?
Dual Holsets.
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #36
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Throwing a turbo on the KL has crossed my mind already. There's plenty of room with this cross member
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Old 05-13-2013, 05:39 PM   #37
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I thought that was a BP sitting on an angle, then I read.
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I'm jelly of the kl miata but come on 3 years and your bumper emblem is still upside down?!
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Well, this just went from awesome to aweseomer.
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I'm hoping to have the engine mounted in the next few days. I'm a little irritated with it, as the adapter plate for the trans had several holes that didn't want to line up. Oh well, installing this Prothane kit should keep me occupied for a bit.

I'll fix that emblem one of these days.
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