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Old 03-23-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
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just what it says... post the current status of your jobs needing to be done. Mine is below, just want to see what shape we all are in here. maybe if we strikeout the items as we do them, we can all push each other to finish sooner, lol.

Things to buy:

- rear main seal/transmission F/R seals (rosenthal) $55
- hood vent (Amazon) $35
- suspension (FM) $950
- knock sensor (ebay) $25
- rebuilt head (ebay) $350
- coolant reroute hoses/1.25 elbow (siliconehose.com, amazon.com) $95
- arp head bolts (jegs) $130
- oem head gasket (rosenthal?) $50
- AN oil filter adapter (jegs) $10
- turbo hardware (TSE) $155
- M10x1.5 tap and drill (?)
- stainless clutch line (949racing) $32
- engine mounts (ebay) $65
- non AC accessory belt (autozone) $15
- radiator (mishimotor 37mm) $250
- injector cleaning (www.injector-rehab.com) $65

things to do:

- clean transmission
- replace transmission seals
- tap turbo manifold
- install suspension
- install brakes
- replace diff
- measure hood for pins and vent/remove hood
- pull engine
- remove AC
- modify hood
- clean engine
- clean engine bay
- replace head/gasket + bolts
- install rear coolant outlet
- install injectors
- install rear main seal
- install clutch
- install transmission
- install engine
- install manifold/turbo/downpipe
- install coolant reroute
- install radiator
- shroud radiator/seal engine bay
- install belly pan
- install ECU
- tune!
- replace midpipe with 2.5 piping
- profit

feel free to comment or criticize.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #2
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Put in fuel, drive to the track, stomp the Vettes, drive home, caviar, cris.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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i figure that's the "profit" part of my build.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:43 AM   #4
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Alright, I'll bite:

Aftermarket steering wheel
Swaybar bracket reinforcements
Brake prop valve/brake ducts
Tire trailer/trailer hitch
Coolant reroute
Hard top
Learn to drive real good, then....
Ballin' suspension
Brakes
Boost
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Old 03-24-2012, 04:25 AM   #5
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I just came home from phoenix, lol. Your light rail is way better than anything we have in cali.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:00 AM   #6
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vtak
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:19 AM   #7
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When she runs,

HIDs and hydraulic ebrake.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #8
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gonna try again, my first list timed out and went elsewhere. I own a 92 turbo miata, set up for auto-x, no heater, ac, or radio, but it's pretty quick weighs in at 2054 according to the former owner.

done- twin cooling fans
done- new fuel tank, filler neck, walbro 255 pump, filter, lines
done- upgrade to 1.8 driveshaft, diff, axles, spindles, calipers, rotors
done- new top
done- case vent filter, turbo heat shield,
done- new speedo cable, heat shielding for all cables, wires near downpipe
done- cut and refit downpipe to avoid steering rod and bell housing
done- new manifold, turbo, and downpipe gaskets
done- fabricate adapter plates and mount mercury cougar spoiler
done- fabricate and install naca ducts on headlight covers

flush mount headlight kit
turn signal induction (making my own to get bigger intake ports)
water/meth injection kit or e85 tune (still researching)
get a working tach
redo the corner balancing (former owner outweighs me by 90 lbs)
have the car re-tuned
re-wrap the roll bar
new back plate (where the license plate mounts)

and last, but not least.......

buy another miata body in good condition and do the LS1 swap w/turbo or SC
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #9
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Alignment, fuel filter. I've done just about everything else.

Oh, yeah. Something about boost.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #10
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list of stuff i probably will do
fm clutch
front sway bar
tse bbk
6ul's and good tyres
t28 rather than my current t25
new steering wheel and race seats
oil cooler
radiator ducting and extraction vent
spoiler and splitter

list of stuff id like to do but probably wont
ls3 conversion
run cordycords chassis
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:50 PM   #11
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new wheels
spark plugs and wires
new manifold
MSM camshaft
more chassis bracing
drive the ---- out of it
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Fix oil leak
Replace motor mounts
Install muffler
replace windshield
Paint that ------- red fender on my white car
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:25 AM   #13
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Gut upper plenum, upgrade to 2 1/2" intercooler plumbing, get rx-8 injectors cleaned, swap SR20 turbo with a Godspeed GT3076, sell SR20 turbo/ FM turbine outlet/ airbox/ inlet elbow, fab up new turbo outlet and DP w/ crank evac unit and check valve, put flex join in midpipe, get hard dog door bars, finish spare head, remove engine, redrill pan for -10AN fitting and oil temp sending unit, hone cylinders, swap in M-tuned rods and new rings, that's all I can think of off the top of my head right this second.
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scratch transmission seals and cleaning that bish off the list. I almost pulled off the bearing around the input shaft before realizing that the seal was in the cover, lol
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1. fix grounding issue.
3. new water outlet gasket on rear of head
4. new cas o ring
5. new VC gasket
6. new prop valve with TSE fittings
7. drive errrday



8. fix loose HT issue, my latches don't tighten the thing to the car anymore.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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ugh...
  • finish swapping pulleys/clutch/etc... over to new motor
  • splice necessary connectors into 1993 harness from 2002 harness
  • finish turbo oil/coolant lines
  • drill/tap AF manifold for 10x125 hardware
  • clean engine bay
  • clean transmission
  • install motor/tranny
  • remove soft top frame (it's all torn up and i have never used it)
  • install rollbar
  • install new fuel pump
  • fabricate downpipe
  • mount new IC
  • construct/weld charge piping
  • figure out why headlight motors don't function
  • attempt to start car on MS3
  • flush all fluids/lines
  • wash excessive numbers of dicks off the car
  • push weight?

Those are the major items, anyway. Lots of little odds and ends as well. Hoping to be driving the car May 1st.
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- Get resonator welded into exhaust and install exhaust
- Create intake with recirc BOV fitting
- Alignment
. Wash/Wax
- New tires
- Tune cold-start
- Dyno
- Drive car.

That really isn't a very long list, is it? Sweet!
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- replace broken turn signal
- replace broken antenna
- replace exhaust
- replace clutch
- boostify
- tan interior swap
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- finish downpipe/ exhaust
- mount front bumper
- make/ run coolant lines for radiator
- fit flares, cut fenders and quarters to fit
- mount gtc-200
- mount new seats
- mount charge pipes
- run all vacuum lines to gauge, wastegate, bov, ect.
- tune
- mount AEM uego
- mount ecu, fuel controller, fuse panel under dash
- wire tuck engine bay
- mount new headlight and make actuator rod for them
- coilover sleeves for rear shocks
- make bracket to hold splitter
- fabricate hardtop latches ( it for a snug top not a OEM )
- mount soft top back in car
- fix small rust spot on passenger side quater
- replace e brake cables
- get tachometer to work
- wire in coolant temp sensor
- re wire oil pressure gauge
- I am sure there is more just do not want to think about it right now.
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Put in fuel, drive to the track, stomp the Vettes, drive home, caviar, cris.
This should be turned into a sticker.
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