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Old 06-27-2007, 01:28 PM   #1
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Default The Miotta build is in full swing. (56k... Picture intensive thread)

Just spent the last two days in the garage working on the car... its coming along nicely. Will be in it tonight... and more...

I snapped pictures periodically...

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Not shown is motor is back
All custom supports are gloss black now also (white was a primer)


Whats left....
Build rest of Intake manifold (including tb/vac ports/iat sensor)
Build downpipe
Build WG dump
Vent Hood and if time... weld in metal to replace headlight area
Hood pin hood and trunk (gut trunk skeleton)
Install small battery
Install battery kill switch in power antenna hole
Finish hardline/softline for coolant reroute and locate filler above coolant level
Measure oil/coolant lines and have them made
Finish MS harness
Install MS and pray....
Replace rear alignment bolts and install rear suspension (already did front yesterday)
Install last SS brake line
Bleed brakes
Install seat (Ultrashield spec miata)
Install harness (Willans)
Install fenders
Install bumpers
Put in clean oem taillights
Finish hardtop vent
Maybe... build lip/splitter

All this is an attempt to be done by an event July 9th... It has to be done by the 5th... or it won't get done until later.... and I"ll not be driving at the event :(

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I love what you are doing with the rad and ic. I might have to copy that.
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:01 PM   #6
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Anyone that wants details of anything let me know... Until car is fully together... I can snap pictures of wierd stuff
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finally *******!!!! looks awesome....how are you planning to cut the hood?
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finally *******!!!! looks awesome....how are you planning to cut the hood?
Thats currently a heated debate in the garage amongst buddies

I had originally planned on 3 of the H style cuts (as i photoshopped in the old thread)

But we are thinking maybe just one single big H... that is exactly the width of the intercooler... so that we can add metal to the sides of it and handle some ducting while reinforcing....
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Old 06-27-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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how did you feel about cutting out the front crossbeam behind the bumper? is it pretty solid with the U-tubing under the radiator?

and gantry mill ftw.
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What rear air diffuser is that?
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Holy Shnikies! This guy's serious. Way trick on the rad/ IC set up. Sick jealous seeing a guy with the tools, time and skills. That's a big project to get done in pretty much a week. Good luck.
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Difuser is an old STR product. Was mostly marketed to honda crowd. It's basically a trim piece... I got it in a trade... otherwise you'd just see holes

The tubing is 1.5" .083... its strong stuff. That front end is more solid than it ever ever was before. Took before and after measurements to ensure straightness... all good

Garage and tools are not mine sadly... but having great buddies helps. We are looking forward to getting it all done... its alot to do.

Jeremy is the fabricator (you see him in a few pictures). He's barely out of highschool and his skills amaze. Each project he takes on just gets better. His brother and I like pushing the projects too . Heck... you should see the fab work he does on Maximas...
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Thats some really impressive ****. Keep up the good work.
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how flimsy is the hood without all the bracing? I've been think'n about doing the same to mine.
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how flimsy is the hood without all the bracing? I've been think'n about doing the same to mine.
With how much I took out of the front section... quite. But my vent will reinforce there and the metal to fill the headlight areas will also add back in.

It'll get hoodpinned and then should be fine once my stuff is done with it.

If used as is... i doubt it would survive up front. I left pretty much no skeleton up there
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What are these?

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jayc72- That's the velocity stacked baseplate for the custom intake manifold.
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Intake runners... he will build his intake manifold around those.

EDIT: https://www.miataturbo.net/forums/sh...?t=4127&page=3
He has pictures of a Honda manifold fabricated this way in the link.
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lookin sick!
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I was thiniking they were going to be DIY IRTB's.
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