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Old 11-26-2008, 10:46 AM   #41
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Ok, attached is a scan from the April 1997 issue of Autocar magazine, in which the interviewer talks to the driver of a UK-based Formula Ford team about their unorthodox engine mod during the '96 season. For maximum authenticity, I believe someone other than myself ought to host this on an otherwise legit web site, and post a direct link to it.


Brainey- how on earth did you find that link so quickly?
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Jesus Christ Joe, that's fantastic. A little scary and OCD, but fantastic none the less. You are gifted, you will make a fine ambulance chaser.

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:59 AM   #43
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Is Byrdmen one of ours?
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:09 PM   #44
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Best I can do it put it on boostedmiata.com :/
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I have a range of american, mexican, canadian, and british coins, miata and ford 2.3 turbo pistons.



Let me know what photos you want.
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Truly amazing. That looks great! I see that the post has been moved to the Power Section.

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Wow, I can't wait to see how this turns out. Just wait til he actually does it and it works, haha.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:39 PM   #48
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I've thought about milling the head but that's more money I don't want to spend and I don't think the results would be quite as powerful as i'd like
I love how shaving the deck is too expensive ($30-40) and will not give him the performance he's after.

If you shaved 1mm.

that would be......

3.07" diameter at .020" high, so .1480 in3 subtracted from each cylinder.

that would raise the CR from 9.4:1 to 9.97:1 same damn effect without the fail.
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Old 11-26-2008, 01:45 PM   #49
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I think I have these 50 cent coins, and I have a piston sitting on my table.

How do you want me to take the picture?
Go buy some JB-weld and glue two coins to the center of the piston. Be neat with it and make it look professional. Make sure the piston is clean when you glue it.
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cjernigan has his own website and can host things IIRC. Ask him to do it for a good cause.
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Well, is somebody going to host & post the magazine article?
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:11 PM   #52
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Well, is somebody going to host & post the magazine article?
i'll do it. one sec.
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I think it would be better if you just attached the article instead of hosting it from your own site called "boostedmiata". Looks fishy.
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You could run it through tinyurl. Or just say you found it in an old stack of magazines you had.
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too late. i cant edit my post.
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It's never too late to lie about it's origins when and if questioned.
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too late. i cant edit my post.
If only we knew the mod in the power section.....

But yeah, it may not be an issue.
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Btw, since some of you have moderator status please delete this thread so it can't be found. Pleaase, it is very easy to be found out. Whoever was supposed to know already knows so it better be gone.
A new one can be started for giggles but without the details
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Btw, since some of you have moderator status please delete this thread so it can't be found. Pleaase, it is very easy to be found out. Whoever was supposed to know already knows so it better be gone.
A new one can be started for giggles but without the details
Shall we keep it here?
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Very stealthy. I went to look for this thread in the BS section, and said to myself "WTF? Even if someone deleted it, normally I can see those."

I must admit, I've always been a bit leery of using MT as a staging ground for this sort of thing, based solely on the fact that it is so very public. I'm really amazed that there are so many folks over there who still don't seem to know about it.
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