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Old 03-22-2013, 06:49 PM   #221
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For the millionth times, YES Iíve tested it with vacuum, boost, nuclear radiation, mars gravity, etc..
Man you may want to replace that stuff after the nuclear test. Dont want to risk neutron embrittlement damage.
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Old 03-22-2013, 06:52 PM   #222
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I've seen this on CR. Why on earth did you not weld in a cage? All this bracing would be rendered useless, the car would be stiffer (especially with forward mounts to the shock towers), and you'd still be able to shift. Decent fab work though, just seems a little misguided.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:15 PM   #223
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Believe me, I thought about it. A requirement for this build is that the car remain streetable. I obviously have an extremely loose definition of streetable however a full cage pushes it past the tipping point since I wouldn't be comfortable driving a caged car without a helmet. Since a full cage isn't happening, I went about making the car as stiff as I reasonably could without one.

Part of my longer term plan is to make an aluminum plate that bolts beneath the trans tunnel to box it and add a few small elements to support that. In my head at least, that'll do wonders for torsional rigidity and nicely supplement what I've already done. Even if not cage-stiff at that point, it should be close. Either way, this car is as much of a design challenge as anything else. If something doesn't work quite right, I'll learn and move on.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:15 PM   #224
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Lots of pictures

Low spot remover for finishing stainless sheet metal jobs.






Escalator trim, also stainless. 16ga to 1/8th, all gets ground to a square corner, so the weld can't go over the 16th inch edge.




Hummer glovebox for radio area, all aluminum, hand polished




And of course since this is a car forum.. Here's a 08 BMW m3 stainless exhaust, custom mufflers and resonators too.



http://s104.photobucket.com/albums/m...8C51F7BB9C.mp4

Oh and, lets see if you guys can guess what this future setup is in this drawing I've done
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #225
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Are you running the MIG on an extension cord?
If so that can be part of the issue.

Also great work man!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #226
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Future setup is 2JZ in a RHD.......
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:58 AM   #227
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I think everyone has drawn/sketched a 2J in their life.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #228
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I think everyone has drawn/sketched a 2J in their life.
You guys should be seeing this one come to be shortly. A buddy of mine who's converted his miata to rhd is having me do the swap for him. Ill be fixturing every component, from the mounts to the exhaust. So ill have my own shortly after.. And the ability to make more without having a car present.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:03 AM   #229
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Might that rhd 2jz guy live in Florida? I think he's a friend of a friend.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #230
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Might that rhd 2jz guy live in Florida? I think he's a friend of a friend.
Yeah, ft lauderdale, guys name is John. Silver turbo 1.6 currently, hard dog, low.. So he ain't joking when he says he's going to have an insane setup. Btw in case anyone is wondering how that drawing is at all practical as far as space is concerned, he's actually test-running this idea of mine. Looks sick in my opinion!
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:39 AM   #231
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I'd be curious to see some detail of what's behind those clear turn signal / headlight lenses.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #232
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Two bike hids, the second lense is actually just a dummie. Brackets, lexan lid, nothing special. And if you get pulled over for headlight height you could always say "what do you mean these headlights are aftermarket and too low? This car sits as I bought it sir." Lol
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I decided to go ahead and make my own TII adapter plate. To anyone that wants to do this, remember to measure 10 times, then measure again. Then cut.

After an hour or so of cutting it looked like this:


All done, 2 jig saws later:


Now, after welding tranny mounts to the tunnel, everything fits as though it was meant to be that way:


Factory RX-7 transmission mount:


and with a mix-match of miata and rx-7 bits the shifter ends up in the stock location:


It was convenient all the parts you cqan re-use. Did you use the FC starter or the miata?

We just finished our adapter kit for this swap. We have 5 plates in stock, all CNC machined with hardware.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:52 PM   #234
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Well just got a crappy HF 90amp flux core welder and built a welding/shop table. I need to weld up my mount for my TII rear end but hope to wait till I can find a better welder used locally.



I was surprised that I was able to get a decent bead once I got used to the welder but look forward to having more adjust-ability. Any input on what I should look for in a mig welder hoping to spend around $400 or less.
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Take that table, and spin it 180*.
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Take that table, and spin it 180*.
I was waiting for the picture of bloody shins before suggesting that.
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Take that table, and spin it 180*.
What good is it upside down?!
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I was planning on putting another piece of angle iron across the back at the same height to stiffen it up, but just forgot. I have used a much larger shop table with a piece welded at the same spot for years and never had bloody shins.
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Tables like that taught me to be weary of wearing shorts and wear good gloves while tig welding...

...I grounded my self by accident (hole in glove).

It wasnt fun.
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Turbo AW11.

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Pics are in the wrong order but it took so long to upload them period that Im not rearranging them.

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