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Old 09-21-2007, 12:29 PM   #41
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SloS13 with a welder = armed and dangerous... no metal is safe
Makin' progress- so your hot side pipe requires cutting out the hood support/framework right?
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Your going to burn up the bushings with the turbo mounted like that, unless you have stupid amounts of oil pressure
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Your going to burn up the bushings with the turbo mounted like that, unless you have stupid amounts of oil pressure
how do you mean? I've never heard of a CHRA caring about its orientation other than the oil return having to point downwards or thereabouts. I havent yet rotated the CHRA. Is that what you're referring to?
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Heres a question, how much space is available for the pipes when doing a over the radiator style installation?
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Old 09-21-2007, 03:00 PM   #45
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not a heck of a lot. I had to cut part of my hood skin up and screwed my paint up in the process (caused 2 bubbles on top of hood) ARGHGHG. I used an angle grinder when I should have used a dremel.

I'll try to take some better pics of that.
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by **** I didnt mean like worthless ****. I never throw away ANYTHING. Never know when you might need something. Hey you're right down the road from me (columbia). Howdy neighbor!
well i knew it wasn't worthless thats why i wanted it i have to go to columbia nearly evereday for classes but have only ever seen one mariner miata parked on main st all the time. Nvm about the hose with the thermal wrap, it looked like it was entering your turbo but then i saw that it goes behind it. Any plans on bracing the manifold or no?
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well i knew it wasn't worthless thats why i wanted it i have to go to columbia nearly evereday for classes but have only ever seen one mariner miata parked on main st all the time. Nvm about the hose with the thermal wrap, it looked like it was entering your turbo but then i saw that it goes behind it. Any plans on bracing the manifold or no?
LAWL I see that mariner all the time too. Mine's Montego and (when its not in the garage) is parked at Laurel St. & Marion St.

I've cut some stock to use for bracing but im not really sure if I need it. The downside to bracing would be that it would be more of a pain in the *** to tighten/loosen the turbo from the manifold b/c the braces would be in the way of the wrench to an extent. I will probably re-consider it before I do the final tightening on everything.
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Got some more work on the downpipe done. Should be working on the exhaust tomorrow.

intake done except for welding


Oil feed wasnt nearly as difficult as I thought it'd be
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Got the downpipe tacked up

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nice looking dp, keep up the good work
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DP looks good tacked up, gonna be crazy once you get done with it though
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I *might* try and run a separate dump tube. Havent quite decided yet but I gotta get this **** on the road by Friday.
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Very sexy....im kinda curious to see how well the FIC works.
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Small, pictureless update:

Tonite I worked on the exhaust. Got the downpipe 90% welded up and started on the rear section (flange, flex-pipe, first muffler, straight pipe). It's a bit crooked so I'm gonna have to cut it and re-do a bit, no biggie. Gonna fab up a bracket that connects the DP to the transmission to keep the weight of some of the exhaust off of it. Thats gonna be a bitch but I've made up my mind i'm gonna do it....well at least eventually.

Got my hot and cold pipes smoothed out some, added an IACV hookup for the cold pipe made out of some old bicycle handlebars LOL.

Painted both the pipes then I remembered I forgot to put on the BOV flange. gosh deng. So I gotta sand some paint off and find a good spot for it.
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where did all the pictures go?
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ah ****. I think my domain expired or some ****. :(
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lol, better post them again, pics or it didnt happen
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in for pics
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ah ****. I think my domain expired or some ****. :(
damn it, and here I am trying to figure out why the hell the pics are not showing up on my computer
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shitballs. I can't edit my posts to change the pics' domain :(
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