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Old 02-21-2008, 09:47 AM   #41
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Build the block. Don't you have all the internals already anyway?
I have everything but the oil pump gears.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:04 AM   #42
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I have everything but the oil pump gears.
for 250 rwhp? unnecessary.
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:27 AM   #43
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the pump gears are for safety at higher rpm moreso than for power
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Off topic, but does the 99 head really flow that much better then 97 down?
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the pump gears are for safety at higher rpm moreso than for power
but still... at 250 rwhp and with a relatively mild head...
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Off topic, but does the 99 head really flow that much better then 97 down?
Absolutely.

Hustler, any option of running it at lower power levels?

If it was me I would slap on the turbo run 250whp till it pops and pray that doesnt hapen until u have the money to fix it...Oh wait thats what I'm doing lol seems good enough to me.

As mentioned I'd start thinking about a 6spd swap.
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Old 02-21-2008, 03:47 PM   #47
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Build the bottom end and leave the head alone. You can always go back and do the head later.

Jesus you spent all that time asking those stupid questions about motor internals and now you're not even going to use them
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Some people like the process of buying and building rather than driving.
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Some people like the process of buying and building rather than driving.
One could argue that Hustler's reluctance to get this done is the fact that he wants to be driving it rather than fix, building ... etc. And I can honestly identify with that to a degree.

However his reluctance to start/finish his car has reached epic proportions. It's nearly pathological.
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Its definitely path-etic.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:19 PM   #51
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Some people like the process of buying and building rather than driving.
I stayed in marriott hotels 322 days last year. I like having enough time to build the car. I'm trying to work it right now so i can fly home on the 27th, bang my girlfriend on the 28th and drop off the motor at the machine shop, then hopefully pick the motor up from the machine shop in April, and do the work ASAP before my next vacation.

However his job lets me buy lots of ****** and blow...and sometimes miata parts.
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Old 02-21-2008, 08:24 PM   #52
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One could argue that Hustler's reluctance to get this done is the fact that he wants to be driving it rather than fix, building ... etc. And I can honestly identify with that to a degree.

However his reluctance to start/finish his car has reached epic proportions. It's nearly pathological.
I had the miata at a hotel in Oklahoma City for a year, couldn't work on it there. Aside from that I typically schedule a track day once every 6 weeks fly in on a friday night, hit the track on saturday or sunday, then fly back out sunday night.

Yesterday my boss called me and said, "you should fl to NOLA tomorrow, then plan on taking over for me in Little Rock on 2/29." Its the cool part about being one of the few i the nation with my skills...lol.
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What happened to being out of a job like a month ago? Just get flyin miata to build you a ******* motor or something already.
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What happened to being out of a job like a month ago? Just get flyin miata to build you a ******* motor or something already.
presidential disaster declarations keep coming my way.
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Wait, what do you do for a living?
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He crys like a baby and sells his tears to little bitches.
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noice
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Wait, what do you do for a living?
I manage a grant program and a planning program as a contractor for FEMA.
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so you profit from others missfortune? noice
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I think you should drive 5 hours one way to drop 500 dollars on a hood you don't need instead of building a motor with the parts you already have. You should just use a stock motor and be paranoid it's going to fail. To ease your mind, you can rearrange your cluttered garage, moving the boxes of accumulated parts you have to build an engine into storage.
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