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Old 07-03-2007, 02:56 PM   #101
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today update, almost done:






















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Old 07-04-2007, 06:05 PM   #102
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I found out why the last engine blew....the waterpump is leaking. Gotta replace it...dunno why I decided against swapping mine over with a new gasket, but it serves me right. Oh well. Everything else is done, only puts me back a day.
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Engine out, changed the timing belt and you didn't change the water pump. Doh! Even Guru's screw up.

I've got a bunch of heavy duty twisty ties you can have, if you decide zips aren't pissing Philip off enough.

Thanks for the shot of the flexi coolant hose. Looks like a great idea and an inexpensive solution. I wonder who FM got the idea from?
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Engine out, changed the timing belt and you didn't change the water pump. Doh! Even Guru's screw up.
Well I got a new gasket now, but I'm still just swapping my original waterpump in there (2 years old). It was a gamble i debated about with peeps and I lost.


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Thanks for the shot of the flexi coolant hose. Looks like a great idea and an inexpensive solution. I wonder who FM got the idea from?
Yeah I wonder....I'm pissed because that's the only local shop I didn't think of calling. No biggie.
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:43 PM   #105
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yep, bastard gaskest!



it started leaking more once i pulled that firt bolt you see...but it was obvious before that it was leaking like a champ.

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Old 07-08-2007, 02:37 PM   #106
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It's done. Gotta clamp down better on one of the heater hoses, but other than that it's idling. Needs a better tune with MegaSquirt, I guess having a shitty block makes you have to tune accordingly.

compression: 187 | 182 | 183 | 185
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what caused the piston/ring failure would you say?
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heat/load + boost + bad block to begin with.
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what caused the piston/ring failure would you say?
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**** man congrats on the quick build! Looks real nice in there too!

And thanks for all those nices shots!!!
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here's some more of the charge pipe.










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Old 07-09-2007, 05:24 PM   #112
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damn we've progressed from zip ties to JB weld.

did your blind grandmother do this IC pipe weld or what?

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:27 PM   #113
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aw, give me a break already. i didn't weld it, and if i did, it would look just as bad. Don't really care.

it's running again and has cool miataturbo.net stickers all over it.
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where can I get those flex coolant hoses?
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Napa autozone FM etc.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:47 AM   #116
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where can I get those flex coolant hoses?
There was a reason I took a shot of the part number and store label.....
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lol, i just wrote it down as I'm off to get one!!

Brain glad to hear ur back on the road...and thanks for more great shots and and info...

Any diff on the butt dyno now that ur pipe isnt restricted...or not noticeable?
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where can I get those flex coolant hoses?
I hate those damn things, they don't flow as well as a straight hose and put stress on the radiator neck to keep them bent. I used them on the V8 FC and wouldn't again unless I absolutely had to
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I think the majority of cash invested in this turbo setup went to Tbolt clamps...no?
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reminded me of my motor troubles... i just bought another long block for $100, and threw it in. back to terrorizing "faster" cars out there.
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