I got some of my parts today - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


DIY Turbo Discussion greddy on a 1.8? homebrew kit?

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-28-2007, 08:59 AM   #21
Elite Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Severn, MD
Posts: 1,927
Total Cats: 5
Default

If you're gonna go FMIC, might as well do it right the first time. Then you won't need to upgrade the IC again when you put in a bigger turbo (which you will).

Frank
fmowry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 10:00 PM   #22
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 536
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fmowry View Post
If you're gonna go FMIC, might as well do it right the first time. Then you won't need to upgrade the IC again when you put in a bigger turbo (which you will).

Frank
GYEA HAHAHA
PaKMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2007, 10:11 PM   #23
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sammamish, Washington
Posts: 1,396
Total Cats: 0
Default

Looks good. Its gonna be tough to get that piping over the rad.

Also the piping diameter and ample intercooler size will be just fine. Lag will not be an issue.
Kelly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2007, 05:59 AM   #24
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burbank, CA
Posts: 536
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wideopentuning View Post
Looks good. Its gonna be tough to get that piping over the rad.

Also the piping diameter and ample intercooler size will be just fine. Lag will not be an issue.
Good to hear thanks bro! I Gotta let you know about the WI kit soon.
PaKMaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 10:47 AM   #25
Elite Member
iTrader: (9)
 
TurboTim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Chesterfield, NJ
Posts: 6,485
Total Cats: 248
Default

I just went with this intercooler on my car too. I got it from cxracing via "make an offer" on ebay. Something around $190 shipped. Mines 2.5" in and out. It is BIG. woah.

I'm thinking I could just move the radiator back the 3" I need and slip the intercooler between the rad. support and the radiator. It'd be real close to the sway bar. Then use some slim lowprofile aftermarket fans. That way I get to keep my A/C and not have to worry as much about clearing the hood, or do i have to take off my bumper, or worry about rigging a hood latch.
TurboTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2007, 11:20 AM   #26
I'm Miserable!
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 858
Total Cats: 0
Default

you're gonna want to consider a bigger front mount.






(if you intend to live in it)
SloS13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 02:16 PM   #27
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by miatamania View Post
That looks pretty good, I'm fairly low also

how much did you lower that? and how much rolling ext to make it not rub?
Attached Thumbnails
I got some of my parts today-meknightsnov9.jpg  
jhink92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 02:27 PM   #28
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PaKMaN View Post
well guys.. I picked up some of the left over parts to get this project done.


some pics of the parts I picked up today.


I took this to show you how big the fmic actually is

heres Mr. HKS Manifold(thanks hrach) and Mr. T25 cuddling. Narbie I'm also going to order those APR studs & nuts thanks again.


Here is where I'm going to run the FMIC pipes through my Radiator support


Here is the goal... I'm going to run a over the top mount FMIC.


What makes this fmic difficult to install besides the fact that it's huge.. is that there are no kits like this for the miata. So I'm making it from scratch... I'm currently taking a few welding classes and I'm going to be attending a Tig welding class next sem so this shouldn't be too difficult to make.

Here's what my car looked like when I picked her up (1994 Miata 1.8L) $1500







and here it is today

heres all the junk I had to take out...

You can see the door and the stock suspension

this is all the glass from the broken window from the door and other stuff in the car I cleaned out.








about that quarter panel...how did you repair/replace it? because i made a boo boo with my car and am in need of replacing the entire quarter panel (theres a pic in my album) ... its a bi**h .. im earning my ASE certificate in auto collision repair but thats one hell of a project to start with and i have no clue what im about to walk into if you have any insight
Attached Thumbnails
I got some of my parts today-img_2421.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2423.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2424.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2422.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2436.jpg  

I got some of my parts today-p1010067.jpg   I got some of my parts today-right.jpg   I got some of my parts today-damageright.jpg   I got some of my parts today-damagedoor.jpg   I got some of my parts today-damage.jpg  

I got some of my parts today-img_2445.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2446.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2444-1.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2444.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2440.jpg  

I got some of my parts today-img_2438.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2432.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2425.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2426.jpg   I got some of my parts today-img_2427.jpg  

jhink92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 PM   #29
Newb
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 39
Total Cats: 0
Default

Will 2.5" pipes clear the hood ??
JDMPalace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 10:00 PM   #30
Junior Member
 
Golferluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 497
Total Cats: 3
Default

Holy blast from the past. You brought back a thread almost 5 years old in the DIY turbo section to ask about clearance and body work?!?
Golferluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 11:02 AM   #31
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 0
Default

Ha its a lose lose, either it was pull up a holy fu**ing old post or starting a new one in which case I catch crap lol anyways its the only thing I found about someone having replaced a quarter panel. I found one article on google after posting this but you know how it is.
jhink92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 02:43 PM   #32
Junior Member
 
Golferluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 497
Total Cats: 3
Default

ha ya, its lose lose if you can't find the answer your looking for by searching, but better to be searching and bringing up old stuff than just posting random new threads i suppose. Hopefully somebody will be able to help you out.
Golferluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2011, 03:20 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 0
Default

Yea that's what I was thinking...I mean I'm replacing it in our shop at school and our instructor has on the verge of 40yrs experiance but its still good to know when your playing with your DD and how long you can't drive for because its ripped apart
jhink92 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 04:26 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,133
Total Cats: 599
Default

Good luck but that ic is going to go from headlight to headlight.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2011, 12:31 PM   #35
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 71
Total Cats: 0
Default

Did you mean headlight to tail light? I'm pretty good at pulling dents so the front fender may be salvageable but the door is practically untouched minus one little dinge on the very edge that can be fixed with a pair of plyers its the quarter that's gonna give me hell. Thanks for the support btw.
jhink92 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project Gemini - Turbo Civic on the Cheap Full_Tilt_Boogie Build Threads 59 12-15-2017 09:00 PM
OTS Bilstein to motorsports ASN conversion stoves Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 5 04-21-2016 04:00 PM
1991 special edition with hard top full part out JC, NJ russian Miata parts for sale/trade 6 10-08-2015 04:01 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Moroso Air Oil Separator Catch Can Aroundcorner Miata parts for sale/trade 2 10-01-2015 04:20 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:15 AM.