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Old 07-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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i bought this car in november of 08, it was completely stock when i became the owner.

here is what it looks like now!

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so far my mod list includes:

lowered on eibach springs
frame rail stiffeners
harddog single diagnal roll bar
turn signal intakes
R package sway bar
R package lip
one GT style carbon fiber mirror
MOMO steering wheel and daikei hub
NB sport wheels
AEM UEGO

for the power mods:

chinacharger (equivalent to a Garrett 2854)
older FM II IC and piping
BEGI log manifold
BEGI SG downpipe
Blitz BOV
MSPNP



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all that is left to install is exhaust, RC 550 injectors, Vishnu dual feed fuel rail and walboro 190 hp fuel pump.

after that a good tune!
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Clean up that engine bay, otherwise nice work!
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thats next on my to do list!
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It's a little hard to tell, but if your crankcase is plumbed back into the intake, vent it or put a catch can on it at the very least. Replace your radiator as well; when they turn brown, they are brittle and have a tendency to pop. Could take a week, could take a year, but it's best to deal with it on your timetable. Also, get rid of that turbo blanket. It does no good.

Nice clean build, otherwise.
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It's a little hard to tell, but if your crankcase is plumbed back into the intake, vent it or put a catch can on it at the very least. Replace your radiator as well; when they turn brown, they are brittle and have a tendency to pop. Could take a week, could take a year, but it's best to deal with it on your timetable. Also, get rid of that turbo blanket. It does no good.

Nice clean build, otherwise.
i waiting on money right now. radiator is one of the next things im gonna be buying. i completely forgot about a catch can! thanks for the reminder.
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Are you running the oil feed line off a "T" at the oil pressure sender? And definitely get the filter put on that Blitz BOV.
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Are you running the oil feed line off a "T" at the oil pressure sender? And definitely get the filter put on that Blitz BOV.
i got the distribution block kit from bell. the oil pressure sending unit got relocated to the distribution block and the feed was put in place of the sending unit.

rotornut has to find it for me, its his old BOV!
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i got the distribution block kit from bell. the oil pressure sending unit got relocated to the distribution block and the feed was put in place of the sending unit.

rotornut has to find it for me, its his old BOV!
Have a link to the distribution block? I ran a "T" on my first setup but sometimes the pressure gauge would act funny.
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this a link to the kit. the only have pics of the 99 up kits i believe,

BEGi

if you look in my third pic and look at the left corner of the valve cover you can see the sending unit with a blue wire coming off it!
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+1 on the rad, mine didn't even look that bad when the top cracked. Partsgroup has brand new Koyos with larger than stock capacity for $142.
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+1 on the rad, mine didn't even look that bad when the top cracked. Partsgroup has brand new Koyos with larger than stock capacity for $142.
when i get the funds ill be pickin one up, thanks for the lead man!
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somewhat of a update!

right now im swapping in a 6 speed transmission and a 3.9 diff from an 03! everything has been going pretty good till now. my old trans and diff are out and gone, and im working on taking the clutch and flywheel off to take off the 5 speed trans plate thingy and put on the 6 speed trans plate thingy.

then it hit me..........i dont have a ******* clutch alignment tool to put my clutch back on

as soon as my roomate gets home ill shoot some pics with his camera!

oh does anybody know who sell the SS braided clutch line? while i was under the car i noticed mine leaking at the joining of the rubber to hard-line!
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Are you desperate? Find a clutch kit at local parts store. Make sure you can return it before buying. Purchase, take home and slit the shrink wrap just enough at the edge of the cardboard backer to slide the tool out. Use it and then reinsert and return the kit. No harm done.
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Are you desperate? Find a clutch kit at local parts store. Make sure you can return it before buying. Purchase, take home and slit the shrink wrap just enough at the edge of the cardboard backer to slide the tool out. Use it and then reinsert and return the kit. No harm done.
nah im not desperate man! i got other stuff i can do to keep me busy till i really need it! Eric is gonna let me know if he still has his!

i just felt like updating my build thread!
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If you're stuck, let me know...I'll mail you my clutch alignment tool as long as you return in when you're done.
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Seriously go buy (or borrow) a professional alignment tool. The ones that come in the cheap kits are so flimsy (hollow) that I invariably have trouble getting the tranny to line up.

I finally borrowed one from my mechanic uncle, and it made it much easier. Straight in, first time.

ACT Alignment Tool 1994-2005 Mazda Miata MX5, 1.8L, 215 and 225mm, Automotive, Parts & Accessories, Clutch/Flywheels at Underbid.com
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rotornut lives like 20 min from me he may still have his, if he does ill be borrowing his, and my roomate just got back and he said he would lend me the money to temporaily buy the clutch kit and then when im done using the part we can return it!
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damn wonton thats nice lil setup. i jus pm a few questions..
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oh does anybody know who sell the SS braided clutch line?
You can have mine.
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You can have mine.
have or buy?

yeh that clutch line is bout to pop soon!




i finally got a clutch tool! nickt93, thanks for tracking it down for me.....6 speed is in the car and im working on bolting it up and getting all the little **** put back together. then is on to the PPF and driveshaft!
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