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Old 10-18-2006, 08:58 PM   #1
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I'm making a junkyard run this weekend for some odds and ends for my other car, but since I'm planning on boosting the ol' Miata on a budget soon (sooner the better) I'll have my eye out for turbo related bits as well. So, anything I should add to the list to keep an eye out for?

Turbo in decent shape
Intercooler (and a few pipes maybe)
Injectors, probably from an old Toyota
Rear-end (doubt the ladies at a junkyard are worth looking at though...wait...differential...)
Hoses maybe? (braided oil lines?)

Probably won't com back with a darn thing, but hey...it's worth keeping an eye open. Anyway, let me know if I'm forgetting something a junkyard may have. Thanks!
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never been to a junkyard, there doesn't seem to be too many near me, i think it would be fun to poke around in some engines and stuff. if you find a 1.8 miata there's probably a tons of stuff you could get. differential, driveshaft, axles, 1.8 brakes, rx7 afm, injectors, turbo, maybe even some wastegate actuators, bypass valves. another 1.6 fuel rail for dual feed mod
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No miata's there...already checked. Plus, I have an RX7 AFM.

Actually, it's pretty cool. The place has their car inventory posted online, so I've been checking as to whether there are cars with potential pieces. Seems like they have a few old SAAB turbos, as well as a few old Volvo turboed hulks, not to mention a bunch of DSM stuff.

Good call about the bypass valves and 1.6 fuel rail!

Also, if anybody is looking for some random part, let me know and I can keep an eye out for you.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #4
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which boneyard?

there are a couple of pull-a-parts around me but i don't think they have web addys.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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If it's a newer car and the engine is clean, maybe... but most turbo's still attached to those old as **** Volvo's, Caravans, and maybe some K-car types will be completely rusted over and not worth the effort. Just in case, take some PBBlaster and a breaker bar. I've got a PnP here in VaBch I hit every couple of months just for fun.

I'm looking for a radiator hose, 1.25" ID, about 14" with a 90* bend at the end.
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Ben: it's called Pull-A-Part (www.pullapart.com). There's one in Conley, one in Norcross; I may hit up both. If you know of others, please, let me know!

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Old 10-19-2006, 12:31 AM   #8
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There's 2 (or maybe 3?) different yards not too far from me. I'm in Hoschton, which is in between Dacula and Braselton, kind of the other side of Gwinnett Co from Norcross. They are waaayy larger than the lot i saw in the pullapart page.

Sorry, I'm not cool enough to know their names. Stay on Hwy 29 North out of Norcross (going away from atl) and go through Auburn. There's one or two pullaparts on the right followed by one on the left. They have large signs on the side of 29 that show you where to turn. It's a solid 50 minutes from Norcross if there's no traffic. I used to go to the one on the right all the time with my dad. It is a treasure trove of muscle car parts--or atleast was a few years ago when we used to go monthly.

If you want to hook up on the venture, let me know. BTW, if you run into an rx7 maf I want it.

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I'm up for larger lots, assuming that they have newer stuff too. Supposed to be good weather on Saturday too. Sounds like I have a fun day beginning to flesh out...

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BRING A BIG ******* HAMMER! If your looking for turbos theres no way the exhaust manifold will fit your car so the easiest way to get them out is to smash the manifold (something to concentrate the force will help too)
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I too plan on making a junkyard run around my local middle TN salvage yards. No idea if I will find anything or not. There are so many mexican rice mobiles running around I never know if I'll be able to find anything or not.
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See if the Mercury Merkur XR4tis in rows 24 and 25 in Conley still have the turbos.

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Mach theres a ton of junkyards about 30 min north of philly in the Reading area.
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No luck my way, all i found was an old Benz Turbo and a Subaru something or other. The Sub's turbo was about as big as my fist.
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The Benz turbo was probably a T3 with a good .60 turbine and internal WG actuator. They're good little turbos. Compressor is too small though.

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This thread remind me of college. I used to go the the pick n pull every weekend and sell the parts on ebay for $$$ to live off of.
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Great idea... ::wink::
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power mirrors, gauge clusters, and body trim (spoilers, mud flaps, skirts) sell the best.
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93LE:

I passed one of the yards today. 29N to Old Freeman Road in Dacula (not as far as Auburn).

I'd like to go, but I had ACL surgery a few weeks ago and I still can't walk on uneven ground. If you come up this way, let me know and I'll show you a back road or two and we can grap some lunch.

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The lot in Norcross just updated their inventory online, and it looks like I might be spending more time there than I expected
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