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Old 12-02-2012, 03:49 PM   #41
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Great idea for a thread. I'll throw a few in here...

Canards/splitter extensions

Mock-up:


Done, awaiting paint:


Working:


Diffuser + Flat-bottom





Hood vent



Fender vent

Made from two separate fenders:



Rear Spoiler

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #42
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I think that gets the award for Most Downforce on a Miata. holy cow. Can you do mine next? k. thanks.
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Oh, there's more to come this winter
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #44
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I think that gets the award for Most Downforce on a Miata. holy cow. Can you do mine next? k. thanks.


Not on the car yet but... I wish I could run endplates on canards and I could run a diffuser.
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #45
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Are we posting things we've done at work too or just at home? I say both!!

I'm lucky to build cool **** like this at my official job (valvetrain parts anyway):
http://bangshift.com/blog/pri-2012-m...nd-turbos.html



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Old 12-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #46
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Tweeter pods in a-pillars:

got more pics/info on this process? Beats what I did in my door cards x 100.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:03 PM   #47
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Are we posting things we've done at work too or just at home? I say both!!

I'm lucky to build cool **** like this at my official job (valvetrain parts anyway):
http://bangshift.com/blog/pri-2012-m...nd-turbos.html



Wow, that looking even better than jesel shaft rockers
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #48
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If this is a competition, it's simply not fair for Tim or Abe to participate...


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Old 12-03-2012, 12:33 PM   #49
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Don't know about that, I cannot do most of the things already posted in this thread.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:01 PM   #50
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I can now successfully put holes in metal with my TIG welder.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:07 PM   #51
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I am not sure any of my work is worthy enough for this thread. Bad *** stuff in here.
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I can now successfully put holes in metal with my TIG welder.
Something is going on there, galvanized metal, dipping the tip, and o2 mixing with the argon can all cause that yellow nastyness around the welds that I know of. I'm willing to be that if you fixed whatever is making the yellow residue you'll make it easier to weld.
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Something is going on there, galvanized metal, dipping the tip, and o2 mixing with the argon can all cause that yellow nastyness around the welds that I know of. I'm willing to be that if you fixed whatever is making the yellow residue you'll make it easier to weld.
What is going on is the first time I had ever tried to TIG weld. It was an interesting experience the first time I pushed down the pedal and the TIG torch lit up and I was melting metal. What is going on is completely my lack of experience or any guidance that is more then watching youtube videos.

Below is the last piece that I tried before I ran out of argon. I still have no clue what I am doing, but am slowly starting to learn.

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I'm about to add a "Shuiend disrespect" warning. Don't violate it.
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If my welds looked as good as his I would be talking smack right now...
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My first MIG welds were pretty...then I burned a hole in the pipes.
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Don't know about that, I cannot do most of the things already posted in this thread.
How about creating a roller valvetrain for the BP. Do you think it is possible? I always thought that would be awesome.
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Anything is possible, but attaching a B-series honda head or something like that would be easier. But that's not going to happen.

More likely would be me finally sticking a NB head on one of the spintrons and seeing what works and what doesn't. But that's also not going to happen.
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How about creating a roller valvetrain for the BP. Do you think it is possible? I always thought that would be awesome.
I'm trying to envision the amount of space that exists between the top of the valve stem and the base of the camshaft lobe, presupposing that the lifter has been removed.

Seems like it would be less than (or nearly equal to) the diameter of a reasonably-sized roller, not to mention that you'd still need to engineer in some free space to be taken up by a under-bucket shim.
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Ok...I'll enter my weaksauce submissions.

Aside from the random brackets to mount this and that, here's a bracket fabbed to mount LS coils to the 1.6 valve cover via some no longer used bolt holes:





I welded a mounting plate for an AN fitting in a similar location as a MSM oil pan drain on the 1.8 pan for my new build:





I also made a T3 manifold and 2.5" downpipe based on a JGS kit for the old 1.6. It's jigged off my first manifold attempt. Just wish I had access to a tig welder for that one:

















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