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Old 01-24-2012, 05:45 PM   #21
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I ordered this from Summit yesterday. It showed up within 24 hours. I love that place.


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Old 01-24-2012, 06:09 PM   #22
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A box?
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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Indeed. A box marked "MOROSO 94055 MUFFLER SPIRAL FLOW STAINLESS STEEL, RACE, etc", no less.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:53 AM   #24
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I really don't know how much they were new. Probably too much, seeing as how they're mild steel and you have to cut up the motor mount cup and clearance the subframe to get the thing to fit, and it's still a pain in the dingding to get it in and out of the car, even then.

Plus, you're going to have a hell of a time getting out back to the pan from the turbo.
The Boig header was $400 dollars shipped new. Bob told me it was one of the last ones he had made so it may have been "clearance priced." I still have no idea why you had so much trouble getting it to fit. On my car (NB) it was damn tight and you had to put it in the right order and hold your mouth funny but it dropped right in. I learned new swear words putting the collector on.

I didn't notice it leaking at the slip fits. Never saw the tell-tale soot spray around the joint, but the Techline heat barrier coating that was on it probably had a higher mil thickness than the ceramic coat and it filled in the low spots. BTW that Techline stuff was junk. The instructions had me go through a lot of prep work and told me to spray it on very thin with a HPLV gun. Looks good and doesn't radiate much heat for a season and then that spray bombed looking mess is what it turns into.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:57 AM   #25
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Cocck on ***. Forums say copper RTV is where its at nig. Investigate. For yha trueness. Arhfh. Noban
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Old 02-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #26
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Drunk post much, Fae? RTV is useless, as it sets up like carbon fiber reinforced concrete after 6 months in the car. It's also not rated any higher than the Hylomar, which, incidentally was good for a week, and is back to sucking now.

Asx, I'm not really sure what the deal is, through one tube is cocked slightly out of parallel with the others at the collector when everything is bolted up solid, and I think that might be part of the leakage problem. Once the car warms up it's quiets down nicely at idle, but it still needs a resonator of some kind. As for it hitting everything, other than having to knock back the corner of the motor mount cup, most of the contacts were just incidental. Unless you were specifically looking for them, you could have easily missed them.

I still haven't made time to put the Spiral Flow in line. My buddy blew up the motor in his turbo E30, and bought another car to cannibalize for parts, so I've been helping him with that for every waking moment that I wasn't in class or doing homework this week. Then my buddy shows up with another stock motor for it, and he wants to help me put the other stock motor in the car and sell the running donor to me for cheap to help me out for volunteering my time.

Once we get the donor car running and out of the shop I'll get my car up on the lift and get it quiet.
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So...

I've barely touched this thing since February. This semester has been killing me, but there are only 3 weeks of class left, so there's light approaching at the end of the tunnel. :/

Upon further inspection the 3" Spiral Flow baffles have about the same effective flow area as a piece of 2.25" tube, which obviously isn't going to work. Back to square 1. I think a Magnaflow 14" by 4.5" resonator will fit between the floor pan and the PPF where I have room for one. I'd rather have more muffling than that, but I'll take what I can get. If that doesn't do it I'm thinking about building a couple of small resonators from 4" aluminum tube bodies or maybe more titanium sport bike muffler bodies.


In other news I scored some short body Koni Race rear shocks and got them stuck in with two of the NB top hats I bought the week I brought the car home that never made it on. This bought me about 3/4" of suspension travel which I used to lower the car a little more but still gained bump travel.

At the same time I got a set of pretty nice OEM tan seats to replace my tired ones and set of brand new OEM floor mats. I also grabbed a 96-97 hazard/ headlight switch which I haven't taken the time to put in yet.

Lastly, the motor in this thing is about on it's last legs, and the clutch isn't much better. I'm having to add a quart of oil every 800-1000 miles. I guess I'm going to have to come up with a set of connecting rods and try to get my 2L stuck together pretty soon. These things never really end, do they?
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #28
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I've been working on other people's stuff non-stop since class ended last month. I've made progress, but I still have a ton of things to finish up before I can get back on the Miata. In the mean time it just keeps chugging along all slow and reliable and burning oil.

I did make a trip out to Fastenal last week and ordered a bunch of nice looking stainless hardware to replace the nasty/ missing hardware on the hardtop latches and the rusty hardware on the door sill trim. I also got the AC drawn down and fresh R134 put in it a few weeks ago, which helped out the slightly sad AC a bunch.



Before Import Alliance Summer Meet I would love to get some carbon bits made and get the blower on the car. We'll have to see if I can make time.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #29
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I approve of everything that is happening to my old car.

Sucks about the engine though. It had ok compression when i tested it at some point, and I always attributed the slight oil consumption to lots of full throttle and the dripdrip leak. Any idea what is causing the oil to burn off?
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I think its just 80k miles of being supercharged catching up with it. It still drives ok, it just burns a little oil.
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How did the exhaust end up turning out?

Sounds like most of my projects Keep the faith!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:22 PM   #32
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Im still chasing little exhaust leaks, and its still loud. I imagine that most people would be thrilled with it, but I wont be satisfied with it until its perfect. I routed the exhaust too close to the floorpan to run most off the shelf resonators without completely redoing everything, so I planned on making something to fit, which would let me make the resonator absolutely as long as possible, in addition to helping fit everything under the car. With that in mind, I scored some aluminum tube to make my own lightweight muffler bodies, but I havent found a reasonable source for 3" perforated tube for the core. I may end up making that, too if I cant find someone who sells it for a price I like. I actually have an old Buscher Racing 3" muffler to scrounge the core from if I had to.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:24 AM   #33
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I've barely touched this thing in months. I didn't make it to IA Summer Meet, thus I didn't get any of the things done that I planned to before Summer Meet...


I did buy some bitchin little hood latches... that haven't made it on the car yet. Also, I bought stock Denso injector clips to pull the 750s out and put RX8 425s in. Then I managed to break one and lose another between the junk yard and my shop.

Heck I haven't even washed this beater in a month. That's pretty depressing...I'm going to have to really put some time on this thing before classes start at the end of August. Or set it on fire.
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The last post in here was 2012



In the past two years, I've bought, rebuilt and installed a set of double adjustable Koni 2812s, traded my blower for TNTUBA's setup off of his SSM autocross car, scored some other little stuff, and bought and sold about 5 sets of wheels. And mostly the car has sat. My last 4 semesters of Engineering school devoured every second of my free time, but I finally graduated in the summer, and got myself a big boy job working at the Army Aviation Engineering Directorate. Being a grownup sucks.




So, after buying a set of Singular hood vents during the group buy several weeks ago, I finally made some time to work on the car this weekend. In honor of working on it for the first time in months, I decided to drag the car out of the shop yesterday and drive it some. I pulled out and was sitting at the red light in front of my shop (literally 30 feet from my parking lot entrance)... and got rear ended by a Ford E350 work van.

I'm fine, and the damage to the car isn't too bad, but the bulkhead under the finish panel is pushed in about 3 inches, and it's going to at least need that bulkhead pulled out, a set of tail lights, a bumper, a trunk lid and a finish panel. The damage isn't really that bad, but it's a 20 year old economy car. I hope they don't total the poor piece of junk :(

My motivation is sapped. Pictures to come when I'm not on a work computer.
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I saw this thread come up, saw the pimp *** header, checked the dates, had a sad moment when I figured this car had died and the thread bump was some newb. Then was happy to see the post today was yours, then I got they sad again.

If you can figure out how to get it to you I have every single part you need replaced freshly painted in merlot, bumper is even already cut for a dual exhaust. As a refernce, when I needed just 2 tail lights and a finish panel and a slight bit of bumper paint geico gave me $980 to fix it. The tail lights didnt even leak and you could only see the "crack" in the sunlight so I fixed it for the total cost of a brand new $450 finish panel and some time. If you also need the trunk lid and some sheet metal pulling behind the finish panel it might actually get pretty close to totaling it.
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Thanks for the offer, man. I didn't get a claim number from his insurance until late this afternoon. I'll take it to the body shop tomorrow after lunch and see what they say.

After looking, 1994 Miatas are over 20 years old now, so NADA thinks they're worth $9500. Crazy talk. I guess they probably won't total it...

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After looking, 1994 Miatas are over 20 years old now, so NADA thinks they're worth $9500. Crazy talk. I guess they probably won't total it...
lollllll..... I mean I like my NA's but for ten grand you can get a decent NC now.....
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Insurance companies move at the speed of government.
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It's gone :(

They didn't total it, but I wish they had. After pulling it apart, it was more bent than I wanted to deal with, so a body guy friend of mine has bought the car minus a bunch of my cool parts. Expect a part out this week.

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bye old car.
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