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Old 05-28-2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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Isn't that kinda what I said?
Yup just clarifying no worries.
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One thing that became very apparent is that if you don't know what you're doing when porting, it's easy to end up worse off than if you left it stock. I'm all for DIY and experimentation (have you seen my lemons car?). But head work is like valving shocks - best left to the pros, in my opinion.

EO2K, Keegan will work to the customer's budget and needs, suggest dropping them a line - 562.301.3277, [email protected]. Mike's super friendly.
Thanks Jason, I'll do just that here in a bit, once I get a little more "cash positive."

Did the boys over at KE touch anything on the intake manifold? Port match or anything?
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Did the boys over at KE touch anything on the intake manifold? Port match or anything?
No, nothing done to the manifold yet.
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Thanks for posting this! I did some of these mods (round off straight edges in combustion chamber, valve port ridge removal and remove machined edges by valves in combustion chamber). I'm glad to see they are justified.
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No, nothing done to the manifold yet.
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FWIW, Keegan has been building our engines for a few years now.

- T25 win
- More than a dozen enduro wins
- More than a dozen NASA PT race wins
- Lap records at three tracks in two classes

You could say we're happy customers.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #27
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FWIW, Keegan has been building our engines for a few years now.

- T25 win
- More than a dozen enduro wins
- More than a dozen NASA PT race wins
- Lap records at three tracks in two classes

You could say we're happy customers.
I always thought it was the shocks, lol.
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I always thought it was the shocks, lol.
That we seem to be able to tune the Miatas handling for a given track, conditions and race strategy better than anyone else may be a contributing factor

Just the same, Mike Keegan has proven amenable to experimentation and communicates with us very well. We kick ideas around for various projects.

It goes something like this:

Me:
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Yeah, um three of those will make power in a Miata engine."

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That we seem to be able to tune the Miatas handling for a given track, conditions and race strategy better than anyone else may be a contributing factor

Just the same, Mike Keegan has proven amenable to experimentation and communicates with us very well. We kick ideas around for various projects.

It goes something like this:

Me:
"Hey Mike, I want to try these nine hare brained ideas."

Mike:
Yeah, um three of those will make power in a Miata engine."

Me:
"Make it so."
When I go to work every day I get to do things like complain about forms, politics, and deal with people who use paper instead of computers...you get to do things like this.
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When I go to work every day I get to do things like complain about forms, politics, and deal with people who use paper instead of computers...you get to do things like this.

correct me if I'm wrong here, but:
you are unmarried
have no children
you are not a property owner

what the **** is stopping you?
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correct me if I'm wrong here, but:
you are unmarried
have no children
you are not a property owner

what the **** is stopping you?
You're telling me to make an offer to 949 that they cannot refuse?

Actually I'm waiting on my GF to finish college so I can re-educate myself and start over as a business owner.
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I almost moved to TX to work at BEGi. and by almost, I talked to Corky, and looked at how much plane tickets would cost to fly me and my wife out over a random weekend last summer.

acutally, if they were closer to austin over sa, it probably would of happened, but there was nothing for my wife in SA, but lots of crap in austin.
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You're telling me to make an offer to 949 that they cannot refuse?

Actually I'm waiting on my GF to finish college so I can re-educate myself and start over as a business owner.
No I'm not saying that at all.

I'm saying start hustlerspeed. start your own deal. like emilio did.
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No I'm not saying that at all.

I'm saying start hustlerspeed. start your own deal. like emilio did.
I'm not an engineer.
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I'm not an engineer.
But you play one on mt.net!
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I'm not an engineer.
You don't need to be. Most of the shop owners I know pay the guys who do the design or fabrication work and don't do it themselves. Much of it is proper marketing. There are local shops that make lots of money doing mediocre or poor work because of good marketing. Their shops are full. Some of the best fab and design shops close because of poor management or marketing, not because the work is shoddy or the designs are ineffective.

Long story short, I would likely put a "Hustler Racing" decal on my car even if all you made was decals. If it was an attractive decal...
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Latest installment details the Supertech valvetrain that's going into this head - valves, springs, retainers, shim under bucket...

All the words are here: http://blogs.insideline.com/roadtest...rain-tech.html
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any info on the cams specs? I'm sending mine off to get custom ground by Web here in the upcoming weeks. no specs set in stone, yet.
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Latest installment details the Supertech valvetrain that's going into this head - valves, springs, retainers, shim under bucket...

All the words are here: http://blogs.insideline.com/roadtest...rain-tech.html
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In a few years I'll have a Mech Degree. I'll work for ya Hustler. Prior Military so if the Zombies come I could be an asset. Wife is in school for the finer side of chef so you could be well fed. I already learn from you via your threads. I always have odd ideas that probably won't work. A little bit of explosives training, couldn't hurt. Plus I like a good drink here and there (Bud Light is pee). My only downside is I have lost faith in man kind and I work a little on the slow side due to being a bit methodical and ---- retentive. But done right once is better than wrong twice.
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