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Old 08-09-2007, 08:46 PM   #1
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I'm going with a DSM 14b turbo. Still have some things that need to be purchased but I'm on a tight budget so I'm buying a little here, little there. Nothing too interesting to show yet but I thought I'd share.

So far I have:
14b turbo
AEM F/IC *installed*
rx7 460cc injectors
DSM BOV
misc. piping
miata exhaust flange (salvaged from a stock header)
F1 Stage III clutch (too hot in the garage to install lol)

Got the F/IC installed and all purdy. Ran a nylon line to join up with a T for the boost gauge so I'll have a single line going through the firewall.


The only 3 way I'll ever have.




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I have that pillar mount too, I had to sand out a bit to get my 52mm gauges in. I'm going to be losing that thing too as soon as I get gauges I want.
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It's actually left over from my S13. Doesnt fit perfect but it's good enough. If I get a bug up my ***, I'll heat it up with a heat gun and try to form it a bit better.

I really like the idea of having gauges in the vents but it's hot as ***** here. I really didnt want to resort to the pillar pod but I think it's the best choice for me right now.....I think.
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...I really like the idea of having gauges in the vents but it's hot as ***** here....
I won't complete/charge my a/c until the car is sorted- now that's an incentive.
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Oh SNAAAAPPPPPPPPP. My brother mentioned he had a welder so I went to his house to pick it up today. This thing makes my harbor freight flux core look like it came out of a cracker jack box. It's old and crusty but damn does it weld. Chose some random settings and did a quick weld.



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ooh la la, weld my pipes!
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Got rid of all the EGR crap and blocked everything off



Waiting on my piping went ahead and made my BOV flange. Still learning the welder so I JBwelded over the weld just incase there are any leaks.



Here's my manifold so far. Right now it's just 2 stock 1.8L head flanges bolted together so I don't warp anything when the welding starts

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Got the gauges finished up. VDO boost gauge and my new panel meter with 0.01 accuracy for the wideband display. wewt

The meter was a bit too bright so I put 2 layers of tint in there. I also heated up the gauge pod so I cold mold in the panel a bit.

Just dropped off a loaner flywheel at the machine shop too.

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you couldnt just find a round voltmeter? :gay:
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I want a welder...I'd like to know how to weld too lol.
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you couldnt just find a round voltmeter? :gay:
that is a good *** question. not sure I could find one that's for 1-2v but if I knew anything about electronics I could probably put some resistors or some **** on it and make it work. Doin **** the hard way is my style anyways

hey miatamania. You're not that far from me. I might be up in Boone during labor day weekend with teh in-laws.
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turn up the heat on that welder for those welds!

not sure jb will last under that heat btw...
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turn up the heat on that welder for those welds!

not sure jb will last under that heat btw...
tru.dat I had the heat too low. the JB is just to plug up any possible pin holes. Because of the lack of heat I was laying a slug instead of a bead. The JB will hold up just fine

I need to find some pics of my old FMIC that was held together with JB..hmmm
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This build has ghetto written all over it. Just my style
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This build has ghetto written all over it. Just my style
you know how I roll
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Got my manifold bits in so I started fabbing. Figure it'll take about 3-4 2hr sessions. Yeah I'm slow. Ordered some oil lines today. I got everything I need now except post-turbo exhaust parts. I'll order them with my next check which will all I need. Ordering is the easy part. Fabbing and tuning = teh hard *****. Took me a while to get some settings right. The GLOB of weld is ugly yet functional.

So far....




Using a piece from the stock manifold's collector to connect manifold to turbo. Still needs a bit of work before welding.

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it's beautiful (to me)

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dopeness, ghetto builds ftw
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Got my HUGE fmic today

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some progress.





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