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Old 09-18-2010, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default Pics of coilovers, powdercoated manifold, valve cover, etc.

In the last few weeks, I havent driven the Miata at all. Its been off the road while Ive had the following done:

repaired cracks in turbo manifold
created new heatshield for turbo manifold
powdercoated manifold and 02 housing
powdercoated wrinkle black valve cover
powdercoated semi gloss black strut bar
stripped white Volk CE28N wheels and powdercoated them gray with polished lip
added new side skirts and rear spats
took out factory strut with tein springs and replaced with BC coilovers
redid air intake into a cold air design through hole near headlight
replumbed blow off valve into a recirculating design into intake for better drivability after shifting

Should be ready to drive again after getting some new nuts to secure the turbo to the manifold.

Heres what the car looked like right after I picked it up.


Here are some photos of the progress being made, and what it looks like now:


Side skirts are mocked up here, not fully installed yet. Front lip is a Garage Vary front lip.



Blasted, cracks welded up and then powdercoated AVO turbo manifold and 02 housing.



Wrinkle Black powdercoated valve cover



Wheels came out great. Im so happy to have gotten rid of the white painted wheel finish.



New BC Coilovers:


While the turbo was off I took this pic to show how small the T25 is .. This will eventually be replaced with something larger for better top end power.

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your a ******, just kidding. looks good. i like what you have done. except for the ****** turbo. ornhusky tpe measure, or alchohol ive consumed. consider tyourself drunk dialed.

did we really edit ******

******* fagggot

hah, ok, thios is just drunk shenannegans, but my point should be obvious

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Looks a 100% better with the Gunmetal rims!
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What's the purple thing in the passenger side of the bay?
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I believe that's his BOV on his hotside intercooler pipe, laid there randomly whilst reassembling the manifold.
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I believe that's his BOV on his hotside intercooler pipe, laid there randomly whilst reassembling the manifold.
Correct!
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your a ******, just kidding. looks good. i like what you have done. except for the ****** turbo. ornhusky tpe measure, or alchohol ive consumed. consider tyourself drunk dialed.

did we really edit ******

******* fagggot

hah, ok, thios is just drunk shenannegans, but my point should be obvious
I support this post

OP nice car
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I believe that's his BOV on his hotside intercooler pipe, laid there randomly whilst reassembling the manifold.

Thanks, good eyes. I would have thought BOV too if it weren't for the location.
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OP nice car
+1. Drunken posts are entertaining.

Looks like its coming along nicely. But why do I see so many people run the WB so far upstream when the heat shortens the lifespan of the sensor?
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Looks like it might be for the stock O2 sensor, I didn't see any evidence in his post that he's actually going to use that location for a WB.
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Will powdercoat hold up to manifold temperatures?
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I like everything except those big side skirts. The small ones look better with the GV lip.
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Will powdercoat hold up to manifold temperatures?
My thoughts exactly.
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I like everything except those big side skirts. The small ones look better with the GV lip.
My powdercoater tells me it will be good to about 2000 degrees. Judging by how most EGT gauges display 1300-1800 degrees approximately, it will be interesting to see how long the coating lasts. Hopefully it will last a long time for me !
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Looks like it might be for the stock O2 sensor, I didn't see any evidence in his post that he's actually going to use that location for a WB.
The 02 housing was like that when I bought the car. It either came from AVO like that, or one of the previous owners had that drilled/welded in place on the 02 housing.
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My powdercoater tells me it will be good to about 2000 degrees. Judging by how most EGT gauges display 1300-1800 degrees approximately, it will be interesting to see how long the coating lasts. Hopefully it will last a long time for me !
It must be a JET-HOT coating or something, normal powdercoating won't hold up to near that tempature.
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The 02 housing was like that when I bought the car. It either came from AVO like that, or one of the previous owners had that drilled/welded in place on the 02 housing.
Right, which supports my theory that it's there for the stock O2 sensor and not a wideband.

My guess is it came from AVO like that...it's called an "O2 housing"
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Have fun adjusting those shock-bodies, its a real pleasure. Are those twin or mono-tubes?
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Have fun adjusting those shock-bodies, its a real pleasure. Are those twin or mono-tubes?
Adjusting them so that they are all the same height can be a chore, but adjusting them is not difficult. More time consuming than anything.

Because the manufacturer doesnt expressly state mono or twin Id assume they are mono.

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What the funk is up with your plug wires?
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