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Old 03-17-2007, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Longest 2 weeks ever (PAN IS TAPPED Pics Inside!!)

So 2 weekends ago I finally find a local guy with a 1/2npt tap i can borrow, next day I leave for 2weeks 16hrs north into the dam arctic circle practiclly.

Finally back and tapping the pan tom, weather is supposed to b nice at 0*C (compared to the dam snow and -30 I had the whole time I was up there)

Also dropping off my downpipe tonite to get the turbo flange put on...

When the snow is gone the miata will b driving

Well I did it (finally). Wasn't hard at all really, lots of filings though, took prolly half an hour or so. I had my technical consultant on hand to direct me too

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I seriously did do some of the tapping myself though :gay: The drilling was done by me atleast,

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Followed braineacks advise for location (atleast as much as I could remember)

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Pretty happy how it turned out, seems quite strong even though its only 2threads or so.

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now with pics (bump)
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good work. i know how you feel too. i'm about a day of work or two away from getting my car up and running again and had to go on a 9 day trip and have to go on another 5 day one next week.
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I think you drilled it too high up on the pan,it should have been an inch lower.

Anyways....-30!!!!! Dude you need to move to B.C,the temp outside today is +10.
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I think you drilled it too high up on the pan,it should have been an inch lower.
it's fine.


you should have asked me to borrow a tap.
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....I finally find a local guy with a 1/2npt tap...
Wow- local, hot and does the work for you- are you sure he's a guy?
Yeah- IMO the higher the better for the return.
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wish i had a hot blond to do work on my car for me
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Wow- local, hot and does the work for you- are you sure he's a guy?
Yeah- IMO the higher the better for the return.
I agree higher better imo.

lol well shes real local (espicially since we live together ) and actually it was surprisingly hard to find someone around town with a 1/2npt tap.
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Doesn't everybody
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it's fine.


you should have asked me to borrow a tap.
I thought shipping might cost alittle too much to bother. I just had to put a deposit down to use this one. Can't argue with free.
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