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Old 03-22-2010, 12:55 PM   #101
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^ I didn't mean for the HP difference. Probably wouldn't be much, but it would save $$ on bends. Mandrel bends are more expensive than straight pipe

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Would it be harder to transition the pipe to the proper direction right next to the diff if it was done that way?
If you mean my pic, it would make it easier for a traditional pass. side exit muffler. A 90 degree points the muffler pretty close to the correct angle, but for SKB's setup what he did works better.
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:34 PM   #102
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^ I didn't mean for the HP difference. Probably wouldn't be much, but it would save $$ on bends. Mandrel bends are more expensive than straight pipe
Nah I hear ya Abe, all my exhausts are the way you drew. Just bustin *****.
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Old 03-22-2010, 03:27 PM   #103
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I hear ya. I just didn't want it to scrape or rattle so I tried to keep atleast half inch clearance for engine torque.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:34 AM   #104
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After taking a break on the car i finally jumped back into finishing it up. I started making the oil return plate and realized i didnt have any 1/2" tube.

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Then i completed the cold side pipe adding BOV and the IACV.

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That is all.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:42 AM   #105
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Oil drain line is done, all i have to do is cut a piece of hose and put clamps on it.

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I ended up not having any 1/2" tube (ID of -10an) at work but had some 1/2" round stock. Busted out the lathe and made in 1/2" tube. Took a while but worth it. Also the girlfriend came over and she cleaned the garage which is saweet!
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:25 AM   #106
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Noticed in the first post, first picture the welds. Pretty sure that's a tig, and pretty sure that's impressive, especially given the way the weld is setup. Not easy to do. Hell, I have a time with it in a vice while sitting in a chair.

Cool project.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:10 AM   #107
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It pays to be a professional welder.

Congrats on getting some motivation again. Let's see this thing finished!
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It pays to be a professional welder.
Seriously does.
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:36 PM   #109
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Workin on it! Thanks guys.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:18 AM   #110
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Oil drain done!

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I decided to get the manifold decked this weekend as it is a bit warped but before i did that i might as well smooth out the inside right?

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After hogging it out and easing the transition from flange to runners i decided to weld it all the way around on the inside to give it a little extra strength.

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That is all and one last question,
How much should i expect to pay to have the head flange decked?
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:28 AM   #111
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You should be able to have it done properly for 20 bucks.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:13 PM   #112
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Is it alive?
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:27 AM   #113
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After yet another break i just got back into the miata again. I think this time is the one that i finish it. All the suspension components are in place and torqued (minus the top shock). Also the breaks are done, bled, flushed and work.

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I tried to flush my clutch also but had no feel at the pedal, turns out my clutch slave siezed and after pounding on it i finally got it moving. However, i am just going to replace it with a new one, the bore is not what i call smooth.

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The other day i was reading the weight stripping thread and thought i could ditch some steel

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Also took off the rear tow hooks and leave one in the front.


Got my gauges hooked up and functioning, About there. (can anyone say mickey mouse?)

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Megasquirt ya!

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I need rubber for my 6uls, The money is in the form of forged pistons, but last time i checked, discount tire doesn't accept pistons. So I'm selling them in the classifieds if anyone is interested let me know.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:36 AM   #114
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Holy ******* ****. I dont believe it.

I have a set of r888 225 race take-offs that probably have a few track days left in them if you're interested. I dont think i'm going to put them on the GTX now that I think about it. It needs too much other stuff to get it on the road.
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:41 AM   #115
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Holy ******* ****. I dont believe it.

I have a set of r888 225 race take-offs that probably have a few track days left in them if you're interested. I dont think i'm going to put them on the GTX now that I think about it. It needs too much other stuff to get it on the road.

What you looking for them?
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:49 AM   #116
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Get that thing done. I need another miata on the track to smoke. Yes I am talking about you (Jason)
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Old 10-01-2010, 02:57 AM   #117
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Get that thing done. I need another miata on the track to smoke. Yes I am talking about you (Jason)

Well it would go faster if i had help...
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After yet another break i just got back into the miata again. I think this time is the one that i finish it.
On Monday when you lose interest in the project give me a call and I'll stop by and pick up those 6ULs.

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Wake up Ben, it's just a dream.
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Old 10-10-2010, 01:15 AM   #119
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The car runs now, ordering some tires tomorrow. Turns out the ecu map was set on stim and couple solders broke. I hope to drive it soon.
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:50 PM   #120
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So today was a good day, went and picked up my Khumo Ecsta AST's and got them mounted on the miata.

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I made my intake pipe yesterday and sandblasted it at work today, Then i primed it and will most likely paint it black.

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I started tuning the idle and got it pretty good except it pops quite a bit. Cant drive it till i get the harnesses in and get my fans to turn on (they don't right now). Front duct work is in the future as i have all the materials.
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