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Old 06-22-2007, 02:46 PM   #41
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nah, it's good I had the coupler pushed on too far, past my mark....it's golden now, and once the t-clamp is tighten its nice and flush...I acutally went back through my entire charge pipes and made sure all was good...they are...

now if i can only find a load lever i dont have to purchase....my mechanic friend cant find his, he was supossed to drop it off for me today.

but my head gasket and radiator hose is here, so I'm ready to get it running again.
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god look at how shitty that is, I bet there are zip ties visible too.

Zipties and 14 year old miatas mix well. I'm the freaking DIY ghetto master...you know that, I just expected a little more on that porsche. Go harrass Brian, he's the one that posted the damn thing.
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Zipties and 14 year old miatas mix well. I'm the freaking DIY ghetto master...you know that, I just expected a little more on that porsche. Go harrass Brian, he's the one that posted the damn thing.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:18 PM   #44
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engine out. Pics can be seen here:

https://www.miataturbo.net/braineack...ad_rings/pull/


first pics are of the "new" head....you can see the blown head gasket....the walls look good. Then my engine out.


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Old 06-24-2007, 01:28 PM   #45
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What did I tell you about that load leveler? It makes the job so easy. **** man, if you worked all day today you could have that **** done by sundown. Assuming you already had all the parts you need.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:37 PM   #46
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yeah, there was no way to do it without it, I just ran to pepboys this morning and picked it up for $25 bucks.

so, I didn't just lose the rings, looks like I melted #1 and #4. But oil all over the top of all the pistons:








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Old 06-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #47
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sure you want to sell that knocksense?
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it was still hooked up when this happened

that engine blew **** smoke everywhere with no knock....you saw it on the dyno, from the bay, from the exhaust....it was only a matter of time. :gay:
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I wonder if the pistons were melted before you got it...
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i would rering the short block couldnt hurt. detonation FTL :(
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i would rering the short block couldnt hurt. detonation FTL :(
eh, a little ugly, but the new short block looks alright.



the purpose of just buying the short block was to keep the price as low and project as easy as possible. If I reringed, I wouldn't use OEM parts. It would be an extra $100+ just for rings...then hoane, etc.

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nah hone looks good from what i can see why not put some good rings in there 100$ for it to last longer than a yr think about it might take what an extra 2-3 hours.
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eh...effort...I'll build the old block and head i have, and swap that in one day....

this engine had less than 70K on it, headgasket blew. The owner was an old wine and cheeser and always maintained the service. The shop I bought it from had the block because the owner decide to give them the car whole in exchange for free service on his new 95 M he bought instead.
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one day... before or after big smoky clouds?
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most likely after.
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probably after :gay:

I've still been pushing off that exhaust and seats and wheel and new harnesses and tires, just to name a few.

a few shots fom earlier I'm posting...just because:




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stripped the block of all the brackets alternator and junk





now i just gotta swap on the tranny/clutch and then slap the head back on.

not sure what I'll do first.

enjoy my mess.

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how do I miss these threads????
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and I spelled it out for you too
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