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Old 07-30-2010, 05:52 AM
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Been reading for over a year now; finally in the install process for an MSM turbo into a 96 M.

Car has already had the FM butterfly and sways, with Racing Beat links, & KYB AGXs installed; added the M-Tuned big brake conversion, Koenig Helium wheels (factory size-15"), a Monsterflow intake, and....ta da, a Link. The Obiwan completely transformed the car into a mongoose.

Car is @ son's shop (ASE Master Tech) for the "power transplant". So far, so good....we'll see what it's like when he's done. We're trying to get photos along the way so that I can post a visual record of the MSM-to-NA install.

Me? Retired military, lawyer (went to law school after retiring), now working as a college professor for the Marine Corps. Happily married with 6 granddaughters...and happy to have a Miata. Car just makes me smile....
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:43 AM
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Awesome.

Sounds like you've got good help (and tools, and lift) for your build.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:22 AM
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thats a right scottish name mackay!!!!
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Welcome to the NoVA crew. The most BadASS guys around.
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Welcome to the NoVA crew. The most BadASS guys around.
Why are you leaving then? You make Brain sad.
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Howdy!
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Welcome to the boards. Can't wait to see photos.
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Build is going....slowly. As I'm concerned about reliability, we're going slow and adding additional longevity matters. M-tuned coolant reroute is underway; a glitch with the installation means we're now pulling the head to "heli-coil" one of the mounting points for the re-route at the back of the block. With summer winding down, I'm hoping to get the car back before the winter sets in...

Son does great work - no complaints. Just suffering Miata withdrawal.

Name? Originally from Michigan, with grandparents from Ontario, Canada, and great-grandparents from - I think - Thurso in Scotland. Aye, 'tis Scot. When I'm on the proper side of the Atlantic, the name has it's proper pronunciation - "Mack-Eye". Here, it's "Mack-Ay".
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