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Old 04-09-2007, 12:22 AM   #21
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hustler, corky's stuff is top notch. his website isn't as slick as FM's but i gotta tell you, the knowledge and craftsmanship sure as hell beat's FM's.

As for FM's engine building "skills", i've seen a teardown on a 1.6 buildup done by them that would make you wretch.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:42 AM   #22
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As for FM's engine building "skills", i've seen a teardown on a 1.6 buildup done by them that would make you wretch.
FM's engine building skills are that bad huh.
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hmmm, lets just say pistons shouldn't make contact with the HEAD on an n/a motor running the oem redline. that's just one issue with this particular build.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:42 AM   #24
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hustler since you can't make up your mind, why don't you start with things you'll need regardless like engine management, clutch, brakes, 1.8 diff......
+1 That way when you finally decide upon the way to get positive pressure into your manifold, your car will be ready. Do not discount the worth of a well tuned aftermarket ECU. Also, theres no need to bother with a built engine, its nice but not necessary. I rebuilt mine, but that was just for the sake of rebuilding an engine for my own personal enlightenment. I just got my megasquirt running and roughly tuned and it is a bit more than I can handle at just 8psi on the autocross track (stock miata's were getting the same time or better than mine).

As far as decisions go, the biggest is between supercharger and turbo. Each have their advantages and disadvantages. If you go turbo, then there is a decision to make about what size to go with. I am happy with my gt2554 on 1.6 and would not want to go any bigger because it pulls hard all the way to redline, so it seems very well matched to the engine.

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Old 04-09-2007, 02:51 AM   #25
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hmmm, lets just say pistons shouldn't make contact with the HEAD on an n/a motor running the oem redline. that's just one issue with this particular build.
With half *** work ethics like that,it makes you wonder how they can charge those prices for a engine rebuild.
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hustler, corky's stuff is top notch. his website isn't as slick as FM's but i gotta tell you, the knowledge and craftsmanship sure as hell beat's FM's.

As for FM's engine building "skills", i've seen a teardown on a 1.6 buildup done by them that would make you wretch.
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Old 04-09-2007, 11:11 AM   #28
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I have the "Hustler" answer:

begi is in texas and probably one day UPS ground from you. You'll save tons of money on shipping!
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I have the "Hustler" answer:

begi is in texas and probably one day UPS ground from you. You'll save tons of money on shipping!
but $433 in tax with xede. I'm shipping it to my office in Oklahoma City.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:25 PM   #31
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but $433 in tax with xede. I'm shipping it to my office in Oklahoma City.
What, like 10% tax?!!
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tell them cash no tax,every foreigner pulls that at my job.
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but $433 in tax with xede. I'm shipping it to my office in Oklahoma City.
oh ho! out of state shipping address = no sales tax.
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What, like 10% tax?!!
8.25% I'm working in Oklahoma right now...so I want to ship it here.
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