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Old 12-22-2009, 07:36 PM   #41
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Mild flanges. If I could have a template that would allow me to trace out the cuts it would take half the time. I think solidworks may have some way to split the runners and print the pattern. Perfect cuts every time.

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Old 12-22-2009, 08:13 PM   #42
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I hear ya. Life would be soooo much easier if I could figure out a way to unroll bent pipes. Straight pipes are easy, this is what I do with the EWG pipe blend in (straight pipe into straight pipe). Print out the flattened pipe 1:1 and make a decent template for the cut. But I can't figure a way to flatten bends. So it takes lots of time, patience, luck, and some tricks learned along the way. It gets a little easier after you've made one.
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:20 PM   #43
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I'm gonna try and have my co worker do it. He said he could, but, he's said lots of things.
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Old 12-23-2009, 12:58 AM   #44
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Got to work on the car a little bit tonight. This is MUCH better than outside holy crap.

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I had problems a while ago with getting the PPF frame in so i dropped the Torsen to check it out.

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There we go

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All in ready for driveshaft woooo!

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:07 AM   #45
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Well the past 2 days i have got lots done. Before i explain it im going to shower.
first this place was a fucken mess


I remade my mixing manifold for turbo room

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Routed the heater hose

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Routed radiator hose

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Togethor

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My UBER leet intake system. Really i just wanted to test and make sure the motor ran (its been 3 years since it was in service). And it does run after i found out that the fuel pump had a leak.

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So after that now i can move onto suspension brakes. Tearing off all the calipers and rotors cause they are fuxord

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Now that i got all the brake **** off time to pull off the control arms.

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The fun part

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Got a little smoky in the shop








Eager parts ready for some action




I am putting superpro bushings on for the track and so far, taking the bushings off suck. Anyway thats all for now
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:40 AM   #46
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I remade my mixing manifold for turbo room

OMG, you people need to learn the power of a wire wheel. My parts all look brand new compared to EVERYONE's.

I'm glad you finally have a garage though. I thought I was bad *** doing this in 30-40* weather, but there's pictures of you doing a diff swap in the snow, impressive.
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:28 PM   #47
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Well today i ordered super builder 3" piping for the exhaust, CX racing intercooler kit, and enough material to build 5 turbo manifolds (although that will not be part of this thread). Im hoping to get the LE returned to stock this weekend so i can make some money back to fund this beast.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:35 PM   #48
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Well today i started off with something simple. Taking off some decals the PO put on the car. I ended up using my fingernail on the paint because the razor blade gouged it . Its only a track car.

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After struggling for a while i finally figured out how to get my Superpro poly bushings in.

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The rears are done just need to disassemble the fronts.
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Old 01-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #49
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nice build man good stuff.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:49 AM   #50
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Just pulled the trigger on some bronze 15x9 6ULs. To add to that i called in to work today because i have to get my other car returned to stock for some damn money.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:51 PM   #51
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going to need some 275's or some spacers on 6uls to fill those flares :P

i think you know what you need to do.
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:23 PM   #52
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6UL's arrived yesterday. Boy are they beautiful. Im excited for a fun day of ripping all the aftermarket parts off the black.

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Mmmm delicious
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:08 PM   #53
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Maybe when I see them tomorrow I'll change my mind...and order some in matte black. Glad this thing is on the move.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:26 AM   #54
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An amazing price came up on a built short block. I came within millimeters of buying it, there were a few things that didn't sound right to me and with the helpful coaching of the first ever Miata Turbo NW club meet i decided to just throw some M-Tuned rods in my 1.6 and about 280-300 hp to the ground. I sold my MSpnp so Jeff could build me one cheaper. The money i saved i ordered a CXracing radiator with 2 12" fans. I am 99% sure im doing a v-mount.
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Old 02-03-2010, 12:37 AM   #55
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Tonight was fun. I lost a few bolts to my roll bar and one of the backing plates so i decided to weld it in. Turned out okay although trying to get in some spots with the TIG torch were impossible.


wire wheeled off all the paint

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Test fit.

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Starting to weld

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You can see how much of a pain in the *** it is to get the back part of the base plate.

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Still managed this bead

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More weld shots

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All mounted

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Primered and done for the night

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nice man! I want 6 ul's soo bad now it suxor
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Lovin all the pics
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Hehe, I didn't think you would actually do it. Listening to me will eventually get you in trouble . Keep this **** rollin dude, I want to get that megasquirt in and tuned. It looks lonely on my desk :(
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I demand more pics of the 6uls! I'm on the fence about what finish I wanna get....nickle, bronze, black
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:57 AM   #60
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So i took the rest of the week off to do an interview and work on some miatas. TurboRoach came over around 1pm so i could replace his cherry bomb with a straight through pipe. After payment of beer and some cash was received, i proceeded to work on the car. I took some pics of the 6uls but without tires it doesn't look that good.

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First i ripped out the radiator i bought before i decided to buy an all aluminum one.

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CX racing radiator yay!

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Next i drilled out my turbo bolts for 10mm studs.

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I decided to make the turbo outlet 2.5", i had to make a transition though

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It was getting late so i went and got some fat food

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Finished up by mounting the intercooler

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And thats all for tonight. Tomorrow is a full day of fun. Stay tuned
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