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Old 03-24-2007, 08:34 AM   #1
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Many thanks to Matt!

Hey, I'm still looking for a link for a ventui exhaust pipe. I lost my link and after 45 minutes of searching I have given up. Anyway, here is my setup:

http://ww2.lightweightmiata.com:8080...n/catchcan.htm
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
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hehehe love it.
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nice job Robert- you just need a remote purge "switch" so you can dump when the competition is getting too close a la tom slick
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Looks just like mine, though flat black. Cool that you mounted it in the wheelwell. I hate putting more and more crap in the engine bay.
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You should try a 0.060" restrictor in your oil feed line, I know I had to use one in my 240sx that was running a t25.

Hopefully that will help your smoking problems.
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You should try a 0.060" restrictor in your oil feed line, I know I had to use one in my 240sx that was running a t25.

Hopefully that will help your smoking problems.
That's the plan. I ordered a restrictor before but it turned out to be the wrong one for my turbo. Now that I know I need one (or that I know the oil is coming from the turbo) I'll have to get back on it...
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #7
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Nice work! You've been busy lately!!
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looks great!
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I really like it, especially that you're keeping the bay less cluttered and the negligible mass as low as possible. How much did all of this run you?
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nicely done...between, you, y8s, and braineack I have more projects I want to do than I have time or money for.
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When I built mine like his it cost me about $12 because i needed the glue, pipe, fittings, scrubbing pads.
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Old 03-24-2007, 04:52 PM   #12
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How much did all of this run you?
??? The car or the DIY catch can? The can cost me about $10. The car, hmm... I paid $6700 for the car on ebay. Sold the JRSC for $1400, paid $350 for the turbo kit, paid $300 for the wheels/tires, already had the Link ECU but you could say $1000 for it, and sold a bunch of parts off the car. I would think I have less than $8K in the car. It has really been a $0 project from the get go since I got my last red Miata totalled. I paid $10,000 for it but the insurance company gave me $8,500 for it and I sold (believe it or not) around $8,000 in parts off it and Beast while I was stripping her. I've gotten pretty lucky on the cost of some stuff. I paid $6500 for my original white Miata and I am probably still spending that same money (also wrecked, made out good on the insurance money and sale of the car).
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Just the catch can, lol.
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Just the catch can, lol.
I wasn't sure, since it lists the cost for the catch can in my write-up.
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i wasn't able to view the link...
cannot display site...
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i wasn't able to view the link...
cannot display site...
Try www.lightweightmiata.com and select catchcan on the left. Let me know if it works. I remember a while back some guys with Firefox had problems but I made a change to my frames and it fixed it.
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original link worked fine w/ firefox here
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i think its this computer, i'm at work and they have a firewall that doesn't allow certain things... (maybe some explicit material, lol...)
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I wasn't sure, since it lists the cost for the catch can in my write-up.
Whoops, missed it, sorry.
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Those tires and wheels in the video are Bad-A , and only for 300?
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