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Old 02-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #1
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My wall of parts:

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What should I add next? I'm trying to figure out how to hang the SC on there, but it's heavy. I'll have to hit studs and use string like i did on the header to support it.
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love the valve cover(black one). is it for sale?
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Old 02-04-2008, 12:48 AM   #3
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take that **** off the wall and put it on ebay dumbass
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What engine/car/year is that black one from. Sorry if it's a noob question.

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Black one (and yellow one) is from a 94 Protege. It fits on a 1.8 miata and leaves the cam gears exposed.
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Damn good, now I know what to look for, that's what I want. Is it 94 only, and any special package Protege? Are they hard to come across?

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should be any of the 1.8 dohc proteges of that gen

here's one installed
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Thanks Paul. I bought the fugly yellow one off Pat. It'll be coated in a more appropriate color once I get it.

So I suppose I need a Protege valve cover gasket to go with it, eh? And fab up a braket to mount my coil packs, and reroute the vaccum hose that's now on the driver side of the VC, to the back where the Protege one is. Anything else I should be aware of?

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There is a process to getting it to fit right.... and i have done it a few times.

Take all internal baffles out and clean throughly.

Using a mallet, hit the breather nipple back INTO the valve cover, it will fall out nicely.

Now find a large screw to put in that hole. The trick is to tap out the hole and cross-thread a bolt in the old breather location, put it on from the inside out, this way you don't have a bolt head on the outside. Cut off excess threads and smooth down.

I forget what size drill bit you need, but drill a hole where you see the yellow X in this picture. Then use a rubber mallet to gently press the breather fitting back into the valve cover.



Then make a small 90* elbow to hold the coil-pack onto the valve cover. You can see it here on the pax side.
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GREAT info, thanks! Will the single 90* bracket hold the coils firmly enough, or do you put one on each side?

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The drivers side bolt will bolt right up like it does on the Miata cover, and the bottom bolt will line up too. I made the bracket to make sure the coil-pack was held in place as Mazda intended. I guess what im saying is that with the 90* bracket, the coil will bolt up just like stock.
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Nice. And do I buy a new Protege spec valve cover gasket?

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Nice. And do I buy a new Protege spec valve cover gasket?

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Negative, the Miata one works perfectly fine as the gasketed surface is still the same.
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