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Old 02-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #141
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where are the first and second?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #142
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Is that sway even connected to the control arms?! Physics laws had to of been broken in that dude's head.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #143
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It's connected to that bracket that ties everything together. Control arm - coilover - sway bar - frame. It's a 4 point bracket.

That design is actually pretty neat and seems like it would work very well. Though, that bracket seems like it would be under a ton of unneeded stress.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #144
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Is that sway even connected to the control arms?! Physics laws had to of been broken in that dude's head.
Its connected the the bell crank in that pushrod setup.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:33 PM   #145
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Bell crank. I knew what the word was, just wasn't ringing a bell.


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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #146
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That design hurts my head. I'd love to see an expert driver get more out of it vs. an optimized and lighter "standard" setup.
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:48 PM   #147
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You guys ready for this?

Problem: 3" intercooler inlet/outlet. 2.5" throttle body inlet. Essentially no income whatsoever.

Solution: Use hacksaw (too poor for sawzall) to hack open old muffler, which contained 3" to 2.5" reducer. Use wire brush to make it sortof acceptable for welding. Make this:



After cutting the upper intake manifold and rotating it (it used to point directly over the valve cover to receive hot air directly from the turbo), I replaced the radiator with a Saab 900 radiator (shorter) and ran the intercooler plumbing over the top. As you can see on the right, I didn't measure the piping very well, but hey, silicone tubes stretch!



Finally, the intercooler needed air. Cut the fascia open and ran black door trim around the cuts.



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Old 02-08-2013, 11:16 AM   #148
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HA! left you all speechless with my custom radiator mounts and non-cluttered engine bay.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #149
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Few things I have made.

Through fender intercooler piping for Miata


Log manifold for B6 miata.


Bottom mount t3/t4 manifold for BP miata.


Mid pipe for 1JZ Lexus SC400



Cold air intake for Honda Civic B16




More to come soon. Im building a top mounted small diameter runner for a paying friend of mine right now.
I will be posting pictures as I take them on my Facebook page.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:36 PM   #150
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I took a spin at making brackets to mount the seats I have for sale. The bracket turned out alright. I have some work to complete it. The spacing on the seat mounts made me add a second level or else the bolts don't fit.

Ok welds for flux core?

I used 1/8" x 3" steel flat bar and 1/8" thk 3/4" angle.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:07 PM   #151
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Very nice welds for flux core, I recognize the splatter instantly. A \_/ shaped wire wheel in my drill gets 85% of mine, a chisel and grinder get the rest.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:28 PM   #152
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Take a steel file, grind the end of it down into a wedge shape.

1 or more less tools to have laying around.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:27 PM   #153
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I'm wondering why no one has tried to do a bell crank/ cantilever rear suspension on a Miata. Its a fantastic solution to the issue of not having enough travel at low ride heights. Not to mention the serious amount of adjustment.
I have been making my own top hats for about 5 years now, with them you can have all the travel you need, makes for a much more stable rear end when going over bumps, many Autocrosses in the Midwest are using them
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:48 AM   #154
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Made some welds.

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Those look good sir.
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mmmm V-band
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I made some welds too...


And I did my turbo drain again.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:20 PM   #158
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It makes me cry that my welds will probably never look that good.
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Take a class at a community college and they will teach you the basics.
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Made a fixture plate for my manifold to try to keep the flanges flat when I weld them. I ended up making it out of the 1/2" 304 that I was going to make the flanges out of because its what I had. BUT BMC race might be 2-3 weeks late on getting the flanges done so I next week I'm likely going to end up turning these into flanges and buying to thicker hot rolled steel to re-make the fixture plates out of.

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