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Old 07-30-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
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Cool GIGAPUNK --> oldgreyfrog --> me.

That is all. More later.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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First clue.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:11 PM   #3
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Youre going to turn your miata into a rocket? utilizing some sort of large displacement engine? with turbo nawse?
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #5
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You've got to be kidding.
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Still scratchin head...
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:34 AM   #7
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are you coming out?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:41 AM   #8
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Wow...Dave must have hated that thing to sell it so fast....or it's a total POS and he didn't want to deal with it
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Wow...Dave must have hated that thing to sell it so fast....or it's a total POS and he didn't want to deal with it
It's a little rough. Needs some interior bits, needs a decent tune, need the dash harness and speedo cable replaced, and the exhaust is a bit obnoxious.

That said, it goes like stink.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #10
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Oh I don't doubt a coldside whipple will get up and go. Does it have the optional FMIC setup?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #11
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Smallish FMIC. Dave bought a larger ebay IC to use, but I'm probably going to swap the 12 PSI pulley back on in the near future before I start messing with the IC. Not sure what kind of longevity I should really expect at 19 PSI.
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:26 PM   #12
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So did you fly up here and drive it back or what?
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Old 08-01-2011, 12:39 PM   #13
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Nope, drove to and from with my dad. Left at 4 AM, got home around 6:30 PM.
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geez this car is changing owners like a ****.
one of the few supercharged cars I really liked and would drive myself.
200tq (or whatever it was) at 2.5k rpm is pretty ****
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I didn't push it much on the drive home, but I'll say this -- 5th gear passing on the interstate is effortless.

I'll start a new build thread on it soon, but off the top of my head, it needs:

1. New dash harness, gauge panel, and speedo cable installed to fix non-working gauges. Dave set me up with the harness and panel, so I just need to order a speedo cable.
2. 12 PSI pulley installed to move the blower back into a more efficient range with less heat.
3. New tune to fix the idle (which bounces between 1k and 2k constantly) and the too rich current state. Also stumbles off-throttle a lot. If the idle doesn't play nice, then I might be tracking down a vacuum leak.
4. Soft-top (from Dave) installed properly...Dave ran out of time and just bolted it in place. Might just put the hard top on until I can buy a roll bar for it anyway.
5. Ebay steering wheel (has old worn NA wheel on it now).
6. 90-93 seatbelt stalks...Dave swapped in some 90-93 seats which are good, but re-used the 94-97 stalks on the tunnel. They sit way too far back to be convenient. There's a 93 at the local pull-a-part so I'm hoping it'll still have the belts in it.

Those 6 things will take care of most of the car's serious annoyances. Then, I'll start investigating a quieter exhaust (Racing Beat header and FM stainless exhaust right now, terribly boomy), some frame rails, that kind of stuff.
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4. Soft-top (from Dave) installed properly...Dave ran out of time and just bolted it in place. Might just put the hard top on until I can buy a roll bar for it anyway.
Holy hell... it has no bar?!

Will sub that build thread, I've always wanted to see the inner workings of this beast.
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Holy hell... it has no bar?!
Nope. We went through some hard rain on the way back, big patches of standing water 1-2 inches deep on the interstate. Very, very sketchy. Even in 5th with the lightest touch on the throttle, I felt like it was moments away from swapping ends. The absence of anything other than the soft-top over my head was slightly disconcerting.
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I thought that was definitely a neat setup on the car when I saw it, with a little attention that it sounds like you're ready to give to it, it'll be a very nice car. Good luck with it!
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