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Old 05-02-2008, 09:16 AM   #1
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This shot really gives a good representation of how low my low mount turbo setup is.

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wow. that's going to make the downpipe more or less just a straight section of tube...
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theres pauls downpipe. just click the shore motorsports link in his sig. and btw, thats not paul in the pics on shore motorsports. lol
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That's perfect if you ask me...I don't imagine a better turbo placement in a Miata ever...

Paul, is the rest of the motor OK? iow was it just the gears?
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"turbo not hit block"
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"turbo not hit block"
Isn't that line from one of the guy sells turbo kit for miata on ebay.
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Isn't that line from one of the guy sells turbo kit for miata on ebay.
I LOVE TACO TACO!!

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-97...spagenameZWDVW
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"Wall not hit back"
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theres pauls downpipe. just click the shore motorsports link in his sig. and btw, thats not paul in the pics on shore motorsports. lol
Oh yes it is, paul is a bearded, flannel wearing, old guy
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Oh yes it is, paul is a bearded, flannel wearing, old guy
No, that's my dad, the owner.
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Kind of a long going joke with me and paul. For a seriously good long while I thought that was paul. I <3 my flannel.
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the turbo doesn't hit the block.

i shut the motor down quick enough after i heard the pump gears grenade and saw no oil pressure that i think the rest of the motor is fine. there is no scoring on the cylinder walls or anything. I alread bought a low mileage 94 motor to replace it though.
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harbor freight tools FTMFW!!!!!!!
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harbor freight tools FTMFW!!!!!!!
true, just picked up the hoist Tuesday then went back Thursday to get the levelor after Chad suggested one. and picked up another set of jack stands
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true, just picked up the hoist Tuesday then went back Thursday to get the levelor after Chad suggested one. and picked up another set of jack stands
for a grand total of $38.59 i have that same levelor too
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Load levelers are awesome. More helpful when taking the entire motor and trans out at once I'm sure but either way they're worth the $39.
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taking the motor out of pauls car was super simple, just wish the other 2 kids lifted something heavy.....IE paul and i lifted the hoist(twice) carried the head, and carried the block lol
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ILIKETACOTACO!
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I wish I had that much room to work. I did my engine swap in the driveway, and finished just as soon as the HOA had their lynch mob together.
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