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Old 05-13-2008, 01:41 AM
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Got started around 5pm and I was just going to fabricate the downpipe and get it back to stock, but it turns out I actually was going to have a Miata build party at my house and didn't know it.



















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Dam that sick. You have a nice *** house with a bad *** garage. (jealous)
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nyyyyce progress...keep up the good work!
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Thanks guys. It sucks though, the inlet on my radiator was all dry and just crumbled when we took off the hose.
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^^^egh, gonna prob need a bigger one anyway......I did/do
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Yeah, but the cash is tight if I am going to finish it soon. Might just make the old one work for a few more weeks, then upgrade after that. We will see though...
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Stimulus check = New aluminum radiator

Nice man, lookin good. I'm gonna reboot my engine bay next week too.

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Dad being an *** = no stimulus check
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Just get a godspeed, it;s $160 shipped...get two three more people in your area to buy one as well and the price drops to under $140 shipped.
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Originally Posted by coastertrav View Post
Yeah, but the cash is tight if I am going to finish it soon. Might just make the old one work for a few more weeks, then upgrade after that. We will see though...
sell some drugs do something!!!! thats what i had to do lol looking good to be honest but it could use some more custom fabrication great job

as for the rad check craigs list, i did, got a good deal
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Nice setup! Id love a over the top IC setup someday. It just looks badass.
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bungee cords make the best radiator support brackets.
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What turbo/ mani are you using? Love the wheels.
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baller garage.
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Thanks guys, almost done. Just one more day of attack tomorrow.

The manifold is an HKS, and the turbo is a tiny piece that will max out around 200whp.





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Nice work man. Details on how you mounted the rad please.
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I took the stock mounts and bent the bottom tabs that the rad normally sits in down. Then I bent a piece of aluminum into a L shape, made two holes for the radiator to sit in, and used self tapping machine screws to attach them to the stock brackets lowering the radiator about an inch and a half. I attached the A/C condenser to the radiator with those zip tie like things that are used to hold slim fans to the radiator. Ghetto, but it works.



One last picture to tide you over till tomorrow.

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Looks DAMN good for a bunch of damn kids..

The hood clear those pipes without any issues?
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nice bro...reminds me of my build day..
Lev, along with a few others from here and local dragged their asses outta bed and took an hour drive to come help me out...stayed till the wee hours of the morning, and actually got everything done in 1 day (+ a clutch swap)....unfortunately had an MS issue and couldnt finish, but these guys got me 99.9% done in like 17hrs...
Can't wait to see the finished product man!!! I had food and beer, but you got cheerleaders and marshmellows ftw!!!
And +1 to the rims on the car...looks real good against the green!
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