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Old 05-01-2007, 01:22 AM   #41
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they only had one can :(

Guess I have to go back and find 2 more. damn. Or rock the primer and order some from paintscratch.com
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:24 AM   #42
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you my friend...make me want to cry.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:03 PM   #43
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PHO TOES!!!

Keep your turbo warm when it's cold out... the WOT special turbo insulator!


These vacuum lines go in here somewhere....?


Getting closer...




And the bumper:
Primed but not yet sanded...


Sanded and wrapped up for the night to protect agains the squirrels.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:13 PM   #44
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wow, looking great! that thing is going to be a beast. keep up the updates
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bumper looks like a frog.
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^ that's awesome

so the "peppa" will be ready for May 12th?! Just needs to roll the dyno wheels, not pose.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:39 PM   #47
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bumper looks like a frog.
when I saw the pic on my camera phone, i knew it was just a matter of time. those toobz are actually future surround sound speakers.
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:41 PM   #48
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^ that's awesome

so the "peppa" will be ready for May 12th?! Just needs to roll the dyno wheels, not pose.
may 12th is the only date on my mind. sorry mom.

pepa, with one p?
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at avatar.
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pepa, with one p?
well, that's your call:
hold true to the salt
or true to the peppa
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dr. peppa?
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Old 05-02-2007, 10:37 PM   #52
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Default update number eleventy-four and a half...

Today I....

800 grit wet all up on the bumper. two coats is lame. If you're going to paint a bumper, get 3 LARGE cans of the spray paint. and 3 clear. bah. Dont say anything when you see where I sanded it through. I didn't feel like fixing it. Not worth the time. I then sprayed on 2 coats of clear. It has some shine but definitely needs the overspray sanded out and lots of rubbin' out. No rush. I'll probably run it this way for a few weeks and then do that work. Gotta dyno day to prep for don't ya know.

Eventually I think I'll have a new bumper drop shipped to a paint shop or something. EZ.

I also reinstalled the Hydra. The injectors went in yesterday. I had to reconnect a few wires from some "customization" i did, but that only took the few minutes between clear coats. All buttoned up.

Now for the suck part. Leaving my battery connected for months has turned it into a giant, very heavy, paperweight. Thank gourd for warranties. Gotta find the receipt!

until next time.
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yeah I had to replace my battery after the diff & clutch install. good 'ol Brown's Mazda handed me a new one with a reciept.
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:49 AM   #54
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the autozone by my house has 3 in stock and offered to test (ie waste my time) mine before exchanging it for me. 8 year warranty and it made it less than 1. next time I unplug or leave it on the charger, save myself some hassle reprogramming my EDFC, Defi Control unit, and stereo presets!
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I bought my in Oct, Lasted 5 months....Mazda battery :gay: was unplugged, tested bad, made getting MS hooked up a pita, had to keep the thing jumped on my altima the entire time.
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OK so I got the car put back together, the hydra installed and updated, and holy smokes she fired up on the first try.

After fixing a minor water leak (clamps not tight) and minor oil leak (Defi sender is 1/8 NPT, not BPT--removed the adapter), the car seems pretty solid.

So I guess next is fixing up the front shrouds and putting the wheels on and .... (I know this is crazy)... driving it.

more to come.
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sweet! lets race.
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Damn, that's a big turbo, I was thinking about getting it, should get you into 350whp range. Your projects' looking good, get it running I wanna see some dyno numbers with that turbo.
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he's going to the dyno day with the crew on the 12th.
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I got distracted. But did the front undertray (weak, must redo this at some point). Put the wheels on--need to lower it and torque em down.

The distraction was painting the part of the bumper that covers the space in front of the radiator. It WAS silver but while painting my bumper I didn't bother to mask it so it was orangeprimerblackbutwithsomesilver showing. So that's taken care of.

I also made a new panel for the trunk to fit over the spare tire well. Not sure why, just did.

And i'll be damned if the bumper didn't turn out fantastic. Just over a week of work and it's shiny again. I've got pictures somewhere.
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