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Old 12-20-2007, 08:01 PM   #1
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I've wanted a miata for 10 or so years now. I've always been into bikes, so I never had a chance to have another toy. October 10th that changed.

This is before:



And after:



The wife said no more bikes, with which I tend to agree (for the time being), so I picked up this '99:



My daily driver is a 2001 Audi S4, and the last toy car was a '84 VW Rabbit with a 1.8T3/T4 swap. It put down over 300 to the front wheels depending on how well I could get the SDS to work. So, the Miata needs a little more power.

First things first though, in went the rollbar, suspension, and brakes.







Simplifed pad changes.




I got home today and had some packages on the front step.





Nice stack of dimes.



Potato.



Neighbor pleaser.



Beefy.




Here's what'll keep pressures in check.



And revs down once the 6 speed goes in.


The SS manifold should be here from BEGI tomorrow. Now if the temperature would go up 10 degrees or so I'd get to turning wrenches.

I played a bunch of games stalling the Maryland Emissions people with the turbo rabbit, so now as soon as we register a car we get the emissions test notice. So much for it being on a two year random cycle. In this case I don't mind; I can get the car turbo'd and have two years before its up for emissions again.

More to come if anyone cares.

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oh em gee!
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Old 12-20-2007, 08:33 PM   #4
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Nice Man. Very Nice.

But where is the turbo (I mean the real one with a big compressor wheel!)


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Old 12-20-2007, 10:36 PM   #5
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nnice car, yeah i hear ya about the emissions. I'm currently fighting them..
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One heck of a nice build.
Why does it look like your wastegate is going to be on top of your manifold, judging by your downpipe.
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Old 12-20-2007, 11:13 PM   #7
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I am sexually aroused right now.
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Get ready. I'll have a similar downpipe in January. I just won't have the disco, i'll have the T3 60 strapped to it.
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not the R1!!!

i miss my track bike, damn expensive hobby.

great lookin pile of gear youre building up..
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Damn, thats a lot of shiny **** right thur.
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wow, thats alot of expensive stuff. I wish I could afford that haha.
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great stuff. good bit of kit you got there.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:54 AM   #13
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Nice setup. Seconding the curiosity on how the EWG mates up.
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Nice Man. Very Nice.

But where is the turbo (I mean the real one with a big compressor wheel!)


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That's on the drag car. SC61 at 32psi with a big old shot to spool it. We're presently working out the bugs with the Autronic after removing the SDS due to some funkyness controlling 1100 cc injectors. Hopefully moving away from a saturated injector will help with some drivability issues.



The wastegate should be to the driver's side of the turbo. I probably have the orientation of the downpipe a little off. I was having a few beers while taking inventory last night.

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That's on the drag car. SC61 at 32psi with a big old shot to spool it. We're presently working out the bugs with the Autronic after removing the SDS due to some funkyness controlling 1100 cc injectors. Hopefully moving away from a saturated injector will help with some drivability issues.

[IMG]http://patrickschmidt.baked.net/albums/Drag-Car/121_2175_IMG.sized.jpg[G]

The wastegate should be to the driver's side of the turbo. I probably have the orientation of the downpipe a little off. I was having a few beers while taking inventory last night.



I dont see how that downpipe is going to connect to that exhaust. Looks like the DP is designed to work with a log mani with the wastegate on top.
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So far I got the clutch and transmission in. Definitely not the most fun but doable in a day. The six speed is a little weird how the shift pattern is laid out, but it seems to shift pretty well.

It's 20 degrees here right now so I did a test fit of the manifold/turbo/downpipe. Here's how it all sits.










The car passed emissions testing today so let the games begin.
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did you add the wastegate "balance" tube?
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That's how I got it from Begi. The pic of the manifold above the last post is from Begi's site.
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That's how I got it from Begi. The pic of the manifold above the last post is from Begi's site.

ok gotcha. i thought you were cool or something.
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that's pretty sexy stuff there... wish I had that kinda dough.
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