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Old 10-16-2006, 08:30 PM   #1
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Thats the new project. tore apart the old one :(. should be running beginning of december.

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Well hurry it up man, i'm loving it already. Definitely jealous of your turbo.
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saaweeet!
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+1. Nice intake manifold! Is that a kit?
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i want the intake manifold, who made it?
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:16 PM   #6
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the whole car is my work from the paint to the fab work. i am still waiting for this nig nog to get done installing my poly bushings in to my control arms.... i hate shops with a passion. so its still standing where it was when i painted it so its still not a rolling chassis. so there is aloooot of work still to say the least to get this thing going. plus i gotta get my megasquirt in and tuned too and i know i will hit my kinks so it may get pushed back past christmas.

<---- having serious miata deprevation (no miata for 3 months now)

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:17 PM   #7
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just got done welding up the intake mani time to get crackin on the thottle cable bracket and gotta get the flanges flattened.
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I think you should stop working on the car and start manufacturing manifolds. That's sweet. When can I send you mine? Looking good. Looking shiny.
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What's the main advantage to a manifold like this over the stock one?
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:05 AM   #10
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the "stunna effect"

i am doing it for the larger plenum and smoother straighter runners. there is a few to be gained there... well see on dyno day in a month its mainly for moving the power band up or down. in my case with my smallish turbo i wanted it to move up so i went pretty big on the plenum with the largest runners i can run with a stock head port size.
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the "stunna effect"

i am doing it for the larger plenum and smoother straighter runners. there is a few to be gained there... well see on dyno day in a month its mainly for moving the power band up or down. in my case with my smallish turbo i wanted it to move up so i went pretty big on the plenum with the largest runners i can run with a stock head port size.
make me a damn manifold. NOW!!! Honestly though, shoot me a price if you feel like getting frisky.
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Very nice job on the intake manifold! I want one too, you are giving me ideas which is bad for my spare time Is that a regular 1.6 throttle body?
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Very nice job on the intake manifold! I want one too, you are giving me ideas which is bad for my spare time Is that a regular 1.6 throttle body?
yes it is i had an ls1 lying around but my piping matches this tb just fine so i didnt see the point. if i was going 3 inch piping a bigger throttle body would be in order for sure.
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is that engine bolted down? You could do a cooling reroute while everything is out of the way.
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already ahead of you

kinda having to anyways so i can flow it thru my turbo.
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Looked through the progress log. Some really nice work there.

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You must have completely gutted the thing to paint it. That'll look phenomenal when it's done!
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since i had to take everything out ill have to put it all back in... i hope i dont forget to tq somthing

weight it taken off everything i put back in, i am making a big effort to do that. so far i have a pile of stuff in my garage that when i weighed it all out is about 220 pounds. of course i wont have alot of things but it will look like a completed car nothing will "look" stripped
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did you shoot any pics of your intake manifold as you were building it? I for one, would love to see them!
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nice as andy said price on a manifold for me what do ya say?
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