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Old 01-14-2014, 02:09 PM   #61
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Sam tuned it, it was on the dyno for 15 hours; mike was there the whole time. These guys are absolutely amazing, you can tell they've been doing this forever.
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why wouldn't you run all the timing in the world if you're on E85?
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in for magic. lets see ALLTHEDRIFTS.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:13 PM   #64
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Car's done, and it's super fun/dumb to drive on the streets. Painted it with my dad, we almost did group suicide like three times, but we got it done.

Home-made paint booth




Lotsa HOK Pearl








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Old 06-02-2014, 04:09 PM   #65
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Congrats on the article! A friend of mine dropped the mag off at my work and pointed your car out to me... Said I should make mine like yours Lol.... I said I'm trying! Didn't realize you were on here till I searched "Jeff Abbott" and found this thread.

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Old 06-05-2014, 03:58 PM   #66
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Awesome! It's cool to see this car in print finally.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:03 PM   #67
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BTW, here's a little write-up I did on my T2 Trans and Diff swap.

I had Pat's RX-7 TII trans to Miata motor adapter just laying around and decided to pull the trigger and drop the entire drive-line the day after **** started coming apart. The plan is to run the TII transmission and diff, with a Kaaz 1.5. This really isn't easy to do at all in the Miata, the only nice thing is that the wings for the rear diff bolt into a Miata sub-frame. On top of the adapter plate, rear knuckles were made to adapt the TII axles, the bell-housing needed to be cut to accommodate the starter and for exhaust clearance, and custom mounting pick-ups will need to be made for the rear mount on the trans and the front mount of the diff, due to deleting the PPF in the Miata. Also, I needed to snag an 06+ Miata clutch disc for the correct 23 splines on the TII, as opposed to the 22 spine Miata disc.





Slave cylinder just clears both the firewall and motor.


The hole made to clear the exhaust


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Where the shift turret sits




And now...

Almost done, I'm literally just waiting on some custom rear spindles; hopefully they're here soon.

Everything's mounted up


Diff mounted up


If you can visualize this, front mount of the diff and onto the upper portion of the rear subframe with bracing.


Off of George and Pat's idea, return to center spring that isn't the shitty stock one for the Turbo 2 trans




Picked up some custom TII hubs from Bill at MiataRoadster, and it's ready to drive for this weekend!



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Most of the pics failed. Why did you need need to do any custom work to run TII axles in the miata with the hubs from miata roadster? Did you have to shorten the axles?
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Try reloading, they should work fine now, I caught the mistake.

No work needed to be done with the T2 axles at all, if anything, I'd want them extended by .5". They're a little stretched for my liking, but they don't pop out of the cups under heavy load, so I'm fine with that.

Also, the hubs from MiataRoadster are just re-worked and strengthened stock 1.8 NA hubs, so the spacing is stock.
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:16 PM   #70
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Brawndo, yes.

I forgot the TII had the stupid flange type axles. Are there non 1 piece axles that directly replace them?
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Old 06-05-2014, 04:19 PM   #71
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Not that I know of; people have used the 929 axles as replacement in the FC community, but the driver's side is too short, and the passenger side is too long for the Miata. Drive Shaft shop does make a single piece, but you have to call and order it specially, and it's not cheap. A few friends and myself are devising some spacers that will fit between the stubs and the halves that are about .5" to put the axles exactly where I want them.
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Why not just have the 929 axle shorten. its easy.
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impressive build, can you give details on the intercooler that you are using. Thanks a bunch!!
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Currently it's the Fab 9 stage 2 setup, whereas previously it was the stage 1.


Also, some progress...

Rebuilt the motor with a Supertech top end and some other random jazz. The last dyno session put down 397whp/360wtq, I'm hoping for a little more...but I've found my happy spot.

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Also, I'm running the MR-S power steering unit, haven't tried it yet, but hopefully it works good enough. I had to upgrade to a 130amp alternator and go a little bigger on the battery cable to 4awg. It can supposedly peak to 80amps, but most say it never gets close. I'll report back on this.

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The power steering is limiting your car to reach maximum power man. Regardless this is by far my favorite build. Very nice!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2015, 05:05 PM   #76
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Great build dude!

I am curious why did you switch from the track speed radiator to a mishimoto?
I currently have a mishimoto and have overheating issues and about to order the track speed radiator to help with my overheating while drifting issues.
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Had some problems with it early on and had a spare Mishimoto sitting on a shelf. I'm using their triple pass crazy one or whatever the **** it is for the miata.

Have you done a coolant re-route?
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Had some problems with it early on and had a spare Mishimoto sitting on a shelf. I'm using their triple pass crazy one or whatever the **** it is for the miata.

Have you done a coolant re-route?
Reroute/mishimoto rad/rx7 oil cooler
Still hitting 230 after a minute of drifting. 1 lap at the local track

Gonna try better ducting if that dosent fix it Hoping a triple pass dual core will!
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Excellent build. We seem to have similar goals.
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Great thread is great..
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