Why I sold My Miata: Replacement car pics. - Page 3 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #41
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rharris19 View Post
Look a lot like the exocet I want to build when they start production stateside, but with a better looking front end. Mine is going to loose the catfish nose though. This looks good.
I am about 75% through building the MEV rocket. Make you a good deal, lol.

but seriously.... That kit does not shed THAT much weight off vs stripping out a miata, its like 400 lbs difference, if that.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 12:00 PM   #42
Elite Member
iTrader: (41)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Seabrook, TX
Posts: 2,409
Total Cats: 19
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by golftdibrad View Post
I am about 75% through building the MEV rocket. Make you a good deal, lol.

but seriously.... That kit does not shed THAT much weight off vs stripping out a miata, its like 400 lbs difference, if that.
I saw a couple build where the finished weight was around 1600lbs and that sounds fine to me on the Exocet. That and the $5999 price tag for everything you will need outside of the miata itself.

Was it finding the new car that made you stop on the Rocket or did you just lose interest?
rharris19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 01:17 PM   #43
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rharris19 View Post
I saw a couple build where the finished weight was around 1600lbs and that sounds fine to me on the Exocet. That and the $5999 price tag for everything you will need outside of the miata itself.

Was it finding the new car that made you stop on the Rocket or did you just lose interest?
The Rocket is, has, and will continue to be a fun project. I lost interest a little due to life, things change. Lots of other projects, not making enough time type deal. Its all the little nick knack things that are holding me up at the moment.

I still plan to finish it, but I'll probably sell it when complete. Cant have two batshit insane cars. If someone came with cash I'd think about selling it now as is. I plan to hit it up really hard this fall.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 05:08 PM   #44
I'm Miserable!
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 8
Total Cats: 0
Default

That is awesome! I would love to have one of those
GTIWV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 08:13 PM   #45
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Posts: 5,382
Total Cats: 43
Default

Actually this thread represents why I really hate some of you...

I'm jealous as hell, that thing looks bad ***!!

+1 on different motor, though..
elesjuan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 09:54 PM   #46
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

The top gear model is the Atom.
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 11:18 AM   #47
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by elesjuan View Post

+1 on different motor, though..
perhaps in time.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2011, 03:07 PM   #48
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,882
Total Cats: 45
Default

The 914 Type 4 engine is effectively un-turbo-able. They don't have a real head gasket and rely on a weird raised cylinder seating into the head to seal the chambers. This typical Germanism apparently craps itself the instant you put positive pressure in the chambers.


This thing is terribly cool anyway. Rejetting Weber carbs is criminally easy. It should take you an hour total to find jetting numbers for your exact setup on The Samba and put it in the car, lol.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 01:27 AM   #49
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Delicious and Moist.
Posts: 26,327
Total Cats: 1,926
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
The 914 Type 4 engine is effectively un-turbo-able. They don't have a real head gasket and rely on a weird raised cylinder seating into the head to seal the chambers.
I can't speak to the T4 directly, but the T1 engine is most certainly turboable, and it shares the same gasketless design. CB Performance, in particular, sells loads of T1 turbo systems:



http://cbperformance.com/catalog.asp?ProductID=286


They also sell little copper "gaskets" to fit between the top of the jug and the mating surface in the head, which improve sealing somewhat: http://cbperformance.com/catalog.asp?ProductID=125
Joe Perez is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 10:35 AM   #50
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Cool, thanks for the reminder about the samba. I need to do some reading....

I also need a lift or ramps, my back is killing me after wrenching all weekend. Did put some miles on it yesterday, very fun ride but it will take some getting used too.

And I may punch the next person that asks me if its street legal when i'm at places that, you HAVE TO DRIVE TO.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 02:05 PM   #51
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,684
Total Cats: 1,561
Default

sixshooter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 02:52 PM   #52
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,782
Total Cats: 119
Default

Needs more power.
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 02:54 PM   #53
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Money is an object.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faeflora View Post
Needs more power.
not for now, it scoots pretty freaking good!
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 05:15 PM   #54
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

UPDATE:

got come cool pics
Name:  tr42_CARS-200.jpg
Views: 47
Size:  95.8 KB
Name:  tr42_CARS-182.jpg
Views: 37
Size:  89.2 KB
Name:  tr42_CARS-174.jpg
Views: 88
Size:  86.7 KB
Name:  tr42_CARS-173.jpg
Views: 40
Size:  90.6 KB

Weighed and corner balanced.
Name:  xweight.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  174.4 KB

So, some of the things I've done:
new throttle cable, stiffer springs, and a few other tweeks. Missed FTD at the autox by .3 on a safety run.

Name:  PhotoOct0250944PMHDR.jpg
Views: 35
Size:  141.8 KB

Had an issue with it losing grease through the extra holes in the CV's. The RTV was starting to let some out and it was goining EVERWHERE, making car very dirty... So I JB welded some plates over the holes. I've put a couple of test drives on it and had it.....very fast.... and they are all still there and not leaking. So, problem solved for now!


I also installed the MSD last night and set the timing, and HOLY ****. This thing will now blow your socks off. Its SO fast. Now that i can keep the go pedal buried till it hits the limiter, holy cow its so fast.

I'm just speachless really.

Partly because i discovered through installing the msd that the tach was set for a 4stroke 8cyl engine. Think about that for a second.

I was only using half the revs available. Now that I have them all (on a hot cam thats cut to let it breath up top) HOLY ****. Will melt face.
felt my face doing this.



-Brad
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 07:40 PM   #55
I'm a terrible person
iTrader: (19)
 
FRT_Fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 7,293
Total Cats: 180
Default

SO JELLY! THat thing is sex.
FRT_Fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2011, 10:43 PM   #56
Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,524
Total Cats: 27
Default

Watch for throwing off the balance of the halfshaft. Also, you should install a heatshield with the cv boot being so close to the exhaust.

******* love the car!
flounder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2011, 01:30 AM   #57
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by flounder View Post
Watch for throwing off the balance of the halfshaft. Also, you should install a heatshield with the cv boot being so close to the exhaust.

******* love the car!
no counter weights, harmonics be dammed.

thanks for the love.... this thing is awesome.
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 09:27 PM   #58
Elite Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Huntsville, AL
Posts: 1,882
Total Cats: 45
Default

Dude... gangster.
vehicular is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 09:40 PM   #59
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
triple88a's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,131
Total Cats: 598
Default

I dont know i kinda feel gay for their Rota model...

http://www.matrixmotorwerks.com/Matrix_M3_Rota.html

What was the cost of this happy toy?
triple88a is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 10:15 PM   #60
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 700
Total Cats: 17
Default

Apparently there is some headroom. went to the dyno and was a little more than disappointed. A compression test was even more disappointing. 77hp. Still does 0-60 in about 5 seconds. Cant wait to fix and experience all 150...


Quote:
Originally Posted by vehicular View Post
Dude... gangster.
Thanks. I think when I find all the ponies it will be d-o-double-g ganster.

Quote:
Originally Posted by triple88a View Post
I dont know i kinda feel gay for their Rota model...

http://www.matrixmotorwerks.com/Matrix_M3_Rota.html

What was the cost of this happy toy?
Matrix has folded AFAIK. The dude who built it is continuing this as a side gig. for more info... http://www.pipedreamsproto.com/
golftdibrad is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
94-97 JR Header, FM Stage 1 Happy Meal, Carillo rods & Supertech Pistons eddy1128 Miata parts for sale/trade 8 12-10-2015 06:34 PM
Re-Spring Tein FLEX or replace? Mazdaspeeder Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 21 10-03-2015 07:45 PM
1991 Turbo Miata partout tottestad Miata parts for sale/trade 18 09-14-2015 08:52 PM
Sold fail wagon Miata parts for sale/trade 2 09-07-2015 09:51 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 AM.