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Old 04-08-2008, 04:49 PM   #41
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Where do you suggest I buy the Gates belt? I just called the local Napa, they said Gates makes all their belts. $53.49 for the belt from them, or $147.39 for the belt tensioner, spring, and idler pulley.
Or just the belt from here if it's not the same thing:
http://www2.partstrain.com/store/?N=...4294967267+787

Unless mazcomp has them hidden somewhere.
There is a shop in Fort worth that sales wholesale to all the part houses for special order forein parts. The last Miata I sold needed a timing belt due to tensioner pulley failure. I got the belt, Idler and tension pulley for like 53.00.
And they were good parts. Not cheap crap.
I'll try to get the name if any body wants to order pullies from them.

I sharted when Napa gave me a price.
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:57 PM   #42
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Is it partsdinosaur.com ?
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:40 AM   #43
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Ordered my timing belt components from mazcomp today.
Did a quick and dirty mockup of the new manifold and turbo to see how far off the old hotside IC pipe was going to be. Also wanted to see how much I was going to modify the OEM powersteering line coming from the pump to the resevoir as well as the lower coolant hose.
Here are some photos showing the interference and current hotside pipe relative to the sidemount BEGI mani versus the old HKS setup.






I also added links to the new web albums. I decided to load all this stuff up to google's picasa through my gmail account. It turns out google worked with apple to make it an integrated feature in iphoto to upload to your picasa albums. Pretty cool, now I will be keeping the album seperated instead of just a huge stew pot of non-captioned images.
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Old 04-09-2008, 12:48 AM   #44
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clean that frigin aC compressor gees Chad.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:00 AM   #45
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No kidding that bad boy is daerrrttty. (It's the PS pump though, not A/C)

On the note of PS pumps, anyone know where the picture is of the guy that made the replacement flange that went where that hardline is? I'm considering two options. Make an adapter, or modify what I have to work. I think i'm just going to modify the current hardline so that it can face down, then use the OEM hose. Just need to do it is all. Pics to follow tomorrow.
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Just don't try to bend it if you want to keep the hardline. Ask me how I know.
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Old 04-09-2008, 01:22 AM   #47
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I won't be bending it any, unless I am applying a large amount of heat via an ocy/acet torch. I'm most likely going to try and twist the bracket that holds it to the pump, see if it will spin on the tube any, to get it routed straight down. The OEM P/S line will even work with that routing due to the 90* bend in it.
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How do you guys recommend I polish my Tial Wastegate? It's oxidized and dull right now. Should i just take some rubbing compound to it or something else?
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Bought all my parts for the timing belt job. Originally I was going to be saving $30 by buying it all from mazdaspeed motorsports, then they were going to charge me tax. It ended up being $25 cheaper by buying it from Rosenthal/Finishline Performance because they don't charge out of state tax and they don't charge for shipping.
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How do you guys recommend I polish my Tial Wastegate? It's oxidized and dull right now. Should i just take some rubbing compound to it or something else?
Don't polish it. It will be fine.
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lol. holy ghetto wastegate setup!

How are you planning on wastegate routing with that divided BEGI downpipe? Thats a bit of a waste with that downpipe for an external wg isn't it?

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I applied over 2 1/2 years ago. They keep sending me **** in the mail, but won't let me order anything.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:53 PM   #52
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lol. holy ghetto wastegate setup!

How are you planning on wastegate routing with that divided BEGI downpipe? Thats a bit of a waste with that downpipe for an external wg isn't it?
I bought that car with that T25 setup on it. It couldn't have gotten much more ghetto.

You need to explain on how you think it's a waste? The only reason I wanted this recirculated is to be quiet, my old dump was loud and I want more stealth.
The small tube connects to the wastegate and dump into the downpipe, at that point the downpipe swages to the same internal volume as the WG tube and the existing DP size. It terminates at 3" after the flex.
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I have the Gates Racing Belt on my car.. it's loud as hell sound like i have a belt driven Supercharger.

I'd only suggest them on a built motor that you plan to rev the crap out of..

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I ordered all Mazda components. I'll be taking the head off for head work or i'll be swapping cams sooner than I will reach 50-100k miles anyway so it wasn't worth it.

I just realized why elesjuan doesn't understand my downpipe. This image from BEGI shows how it is routed.
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ooooh... That makes more sense! I was having a lot of trouble picturing how you were going to plumb in the external wg with the Begi dp, but the larger photo explains it. Didn't notice in your smaller picture it wasn't routed to normal location.



Get that back together and post results, stat!
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Hey--what are you doing with my downpipe
Did you go with the mazda water pump? Curious to know your thoughts on it, once it's in your hands. The one I got this morning is pretty shitty.
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I'll chime in on the WP.
I got mine from mazda, looked decent, nothing special or purrty, just some cast piece of cast AL. Works so far. Is there a better higher flowing alternative from other cars, anyone know of any research done on like a kia, ford or similar?
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Ben, you have email at mazmart's sale address, I forwarded something.
I did go with the Mazda water pump just because my other options didn't look legit at the time.
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I'll chime in on the WP.
I got mine from mazda, looked decent, nothing special or purrty, just some cast piece of cast AL. Works so far. Is there a better higher flowing alternative from other cars, anyone know of any research done on like a kia, ford or similar?
How long ago? Did you have to tap threads in for the bolts?
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Ben, you have email at mazmart's sale address, I forwarded something.
I did go with the Mazda water pump just because my other options didn't look legit at the time.
sales is community. if it's more private in nature, ben at mazmart dot com would be preferable
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