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Old 06-28-2007, 12:30 PM   #41
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Looks real slow. Nice manifold
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:39 PM   #42
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Considering it has about 1 person pushing power... it is slow right now!
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:51 PM   #43
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acutally, word of advice....on the pic with the return fitting....there is a hold with a missing bolt....that points to the front...the a/c bolts into it....if there isn't anything there to plug the hole you'll have a big spill.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:17 PM   #44
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Talk about a project....all I can say is wow. What is the timeline again, start to now?

Keep the pictures coming!

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:18 PM   #45
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This one? the one facing forward?
http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/fi...8Medium%29.jpg
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:19 PM   #46
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Talk about a project....all I can say is wow. What is the timeline again, start to now?

Keep the pictures coming!

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Other than me taking crap off this winter... build is 3 days in. No real work today, some tomorrow night... and hopefully all done this weekend.
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Old 06-28-2007, 01:35 PM   #47
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yeah. that one. i'd circle it but im too lazy, and i think you got it.

interesing enough, i have a pic of it circled on my desktop...

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Old 06-28-2007, 01:47 PM   #48
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Thanks for the catch. Would have completely missed it. This is the first miata/mazda motor I've ever touched ;p
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:15 PM   #49
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From looking at my oil pump that spot doesn't have a direct path to the oil flow. The problem is that it is the only bolt for the oil pump on that side of the motor, so if nothing is there then oil can seep out at full oil pressure. Also, on the part drawings from mazda there is a shorter bolt that goes there on cars that have no ac.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:16 PM   #50
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Yah, I can see how its one of the oil pump bolts. Not good to leave it hanging. I'll make sure its the first thing I do tomorrow.
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looks awesome.. good to see something different, and functional.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:28 PM   #52
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I think what I love about function... is it leads to form. Something truely functional and done with some attention to detail... can look HOT

Although... I'll admit... I gave into some bling with the valve cover... possibly the first bling item I've ever bought for any of my cars.
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Other than me taking crap off this winter... build is 3 days in. No real work today, some tomorrow night... and hopefully all done this weekend.
That's impressive... it would take me over a month to do that IF I had the tools you have and all the parts on the shelf ready to go... hell the V-mount would have taken me a week.

Are you putting the bumper back on or just the cover? I don't like the idea of ditching the bumper since it's only a matter of time before I hit something or something hits me.
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Old 06-28-2007, 02:54 PM   #54
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I might toss a bar based 'bumper' under it. Its mainly being built for track duty... but it will be streetable.

I run with minimal bumper pieces on my civic and no issues. I just don't hit things
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how efficient is the radiator and intercooler positioned like that? great build though
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Its designed to be very efficient. They both get fresh air, no interefence from stacking IC/Rad/AC etc... Both have air being pulled through also.

Radiator will have 2 pull through fans under it and behind them is the oil cooler so it'll get air flow also.
Intercooler has hood vent to pull air through at speed.

Technically... it has the ability to be more efficient than traditional setups... hopefully I manage to achieve that... since it is the entire reason for that part of the build.
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i take it the only practical way for that setup is to mutilate the front end huh? too bad i'm too chicken, good luck
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i take it the only practical way for that setup is to mutilate the front end huh? too bad i'm too chicken, good luck
it's only mutilation if someone **** up otherwise it's "tastefully modified for greater efficiency"
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Old 06-28-2007, 04:14 PM   #59
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It can be done without modding the body. Would just take more time and smaller intercooler/radiator. I wanted big and braced... so we cut out useless stuff
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Although... I'll admit... I gave into some bling with the valve cover... possibly the first bling item I've ever bought for any of my cars.
Where's my BS flag? Just so everyone knows, his last car was a complete JDM showcar.

I'll need to get a ride in this car later.
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