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Old 06-19-2017, 11:14 PM   #181
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I cant believe this car. Its almost everything people say not to do on here.
Ha! Maybe "people" aren't always right?

The car isn't being driven as much since I need a truck on a daily basis. In the past year the only things I've done is remove the a/c compressor and condenser to cut weight in the front and change the oil. It does need maintenance as any 300k+ car does but has been neglected. I will post a proof of life soon as it is coming up on ten years on the original install. Still running the same ebay turbo, stock motor, etc.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:18 PM   #182
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You're right. Hundreds of broken cars, and yours holding up disproves all collective knowlege on this forum.

I did the same thing with my subaru 5 speed. For many years. Then when it finally blew, I no longer felt smart and special like you.
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:59 PM   #183
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You're right. Hundreds of broken cars, and yours holding up disproves all collective knowlege on this forum.

I did the same thing with my subaru 5 speed. For many years. Then when it finally blew, I no longer felt smart and special like you.
I agree. I'm not special. I'm not smart. No arguments there. My car is the polar opposite of special, it's a steaming POS.

My point is that people should think, experiment and be reasonable. That's all. There is a lot of great info on the site, a lot of it is helpful, some of it is limiting.
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Old 06-20-2017, 12:15 PM   #184
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Fair enough.

I applaud guys like you (Pat aka patsmx5 is a prime example) who think outside the box and build, experiment, destroy, rebuild, and know the risks and consequences of using inferior parts and are ready to accept the failure.
But you guys are the exception, not the rule, that's why we're always so skeptical. Don't want some kid to read this, pour his lifes savings of $3.50 into a janky build, and expect the same results.

Anyways, post more pics/vids
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...know the risks and consequences of using inferior parts and are ready to accept the failure.
I think that's key- knowing and then addressing/fixing. There are cheap parts that are a complete loss, and then there are those with issues that can be fixed with time/skill. The SSA manifold would be a good example here. The addition of the support structure seems to have remedied the prone-to-crack reputation.

@dvcn - glad it's still rolling. You need to drop in on this thread and let the m.netters know https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthrea...=204223&page=2
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