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Old 11-28-2013, 04:53 PM   #41
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:05 PM   #43
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Won't mounting the turbo securely to the block just make the manifold MORE likely to crack?
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #44
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Oh yeah, in response to your question; I'm trying to keep this thing on the cheap; I already have the Lotus, Corvette, AC Cobra and a bunch of hot rods that are too nice for Hooliganism and Reasonable Mayhem, so this Miata is really just to beat on. I had the car for a long time and had put good suspension and a cage and all in it, but the motor was tired (too much Hooliganism) the trans was getting gronchy into 5th and it had an open rear. I got the entire motor/trans and turbo setup from a wrecked MSM for like $2200, and found the TF LSD in an '05. Even with all of the other stuff in/on the car, I still have under $10k in it. Well, $10k-ish.

There's an old adage that says "never take anything on a race track that you're not willing to set on fire and walk away from", and while the Lotus is a pisser at speed, wadding it up would break my heart. So, low buck Miata to the rescue.

(And yeah, I have the resources to "do it right", part of the reason why I have those resources is because I don't **** it away on parts that are way beyond the scope of what the car is intended to be used for. Would I like a set of custom made Keizers? Sure, but the car will probably end up on 6UL's or something.)
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #45
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Won't mounting the turbo securely to the block just make the manifold MORE likely to crack?
Like because of expansion and stuff? I dunno, maybe... The bulk of the failures I've seen have the turbo and all hanging off the manifold, so what you're describing hasn't been a factor in all those. On the other hand, I really can't find too many instances of MSM eGay manifold failure, either because most MSM guys don't mess with the manifold, or because they don't fail like one carrying the turbo. I'm hoping that by paying close attention to shimming the turbo mounts precisely to not put the manifold into stress when the turbo was tightened down I can make it work. If not, it was a fun experiment. This is literally one of nine cars I can drive on any given day; if the manifold takes a **** it's no big deal.
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I love the "Vlad is a unicorn" gif. Perfect. LOL.
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