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Old 12-28-2015, 05:27 PM   #1
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Default Cheaper Coolant Reroute Housing?

Has anyone ever attempted using a Moroso 63423 as a spacer rather than a cusom piece?

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...=&pgGrp=search


I believe that by using this neck you could possibly eliminate the need for the Kia neck as well.
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Old 12-28-2015, 06:20 PM   #2
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The bolt spacing IS different but the spacing for the miata falls inside the holes for the Chebby.

2.65" for Miata
3.25" for the Spacer

RockAuto shows the same dimension on the opening on the gaskets, but had no information on bolt spacing.
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Or something simpler.
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there's nothing new under the sun
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there's nothing new under the sun
Although no one executed.... I will deliver.

$97 + $18 Begi + Kia
Or
$30 Moroso + Mazda
Or
$25 + $18 Spacer + Kia
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If you are going to be a cheap bastard you should have got a 1.6.

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If you are going to be a cheap bastard you should have got a 1.6.

I do have a 1.6l what differece does that make? $97 for begi's piece with their current reliability is not gonna happen. An off the shelf solution that saves money is a win in my book.
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Then look in my thread, you don't need a thermostat housing or spacer if you don't mind it being ugly. If you take the head off at any point you can tap it directly for the heater core, too. Saturn CLT sensor in place of the cursed water plug. Doesn't get any better, 1.8 wishes they could be so slick lol

https://www.miataturbo.net/build-thr...4/#post1189891
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I used the $18 jackson racing spacer and cut a groove into it on the lathe. Then tapped a few holes for other stuff. Bout the cheapest way I could figure out how to do it without doing deezums, or building my own spacer from scratch. I also have pics in my build thread.

So the spacer I used was cheaper than the moroso. You can get it at moss miata by searching by part number.

Edit: Also that **** looks wayyy to tall. There is no room back there.
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Edit: Also that **** looks wayyy to tall. There is no room back there.
IF it fits you wont need the kia water neck at all. I agree it does look tall. I went ahead and ordered one to experiment.
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Also, looks like the wrong angle. Needs a plate to cover it, how do you get water to the heater core pre thermostat? That is the part that really wont work.
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Also, looks like the wrong angle. Needs a plate to cover it, how do you get water to the heater core pre thermostat? That is the part that really wont work.
Why do you need water to the cabin heater pre thermostat? If this is a problem the shorter second spacer is still an option.

When searching for the part number listed in your thread 051-046 is not a valid part number on the site OR on the document referenced.

Where to get Jackson Racing "spacer". - MX-5 Miata Forum

http://www.mossmiata.com/graphics/pr...ns/901-980.pdf
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Because water needs to circulate through the engine while warming up. Thats just how it works.

Follow the instructions in that first link. I did it 30 seconds ago and it popped the $18 spacer into my cart.

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Because water needs to circulate through the engine while warming up. Thats just how it works.

Follow the instructions in that first link. I did it 30 seconds ago and it popped the $18 spacer into my cart.

Hmmm..... Worked that time.
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But why use the second shorter spacer if you still need the kia waterneck.
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But why use the second shorter spacer if you still need the kia waterneck.
It would be used as an alternative to the Begi or JR piece. Initially i was just looking for an option that wasnt $100, the JR piece is a good choice too.
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Best Alternative (hehe see what i did there) is skou's piece: https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...8/#post1295227

Which you already found.
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Best Alternative (hehe see what i did there) is skou's piece: https://www.miataturbo.net/miata-par...8/#post1295227

Which you already found.
Yeah... Depends on the wait.
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Ok it showed up today.... Its rather large.

Nothing ventured nothing gained. It "could" work but seems like a bit more work than other optiins. If i get bored enough this winter I will drill the holes in the proper position and test fit it.
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