Lurker No More - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Meet and Greet Say Hi. De-noob yourself.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-04-2014, 09:51 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 238
Total Cats: 17
Default Lurker No More

Hello!

I'm Nikolai; I've been leeching off the massive store of knowledge found on this forum for a while. I've yet to actually do anything with my acquired knowledge, but I'm hoping to megasquirt and then turbocharge my miata before the end of the year.

I've got a 2003 LS; right now the only mod I have is an AEM ram air intake. It made a noticeable difference in acceleration in the lower gears, and it sounds wicked cool...not enough power though. Hence the turbo dream ;-)

I've not done a ton of work on cars in general, but I'm a mechanical design engineer for Cummins, so I know a bit about engines...even if they are diesel, haha. One plus is that every Cummins engine has at least one turbo, sometimes more like 4, and one even has 12 (true story; necessary for high altitude, quick load response), so I'm somewhat acquainted with the general idea of turbos and how they work and don't work...and explode and melt things. I'm hoping to avoid that in my car.

Anyway, it seems like there are some wicked smart people on this forum, so I'm looking forward to learning more!
Engi-ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 10:46 PM   #2
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,653
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

Welcome to the forum. What part of the world are you in?

You should post some pictures.

I work for a Cummins dealer.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 238
Total Cats: 17
Default

I just filled out my details; I work at the world headquarters in Columbus, IN. I'm working on the pictures...I actually don't have a camera, and my phone cam doesn't send things to my computer well...maybe I can borrow my sister's camera when I go home for the weekend.

What applications does your dealer work with? I'm in high horsepower, so the turbos I work with are about the size of the entire engine on my Miata, haha. Being in Florida, I'm going to guess either marine or heavy duty...we don't have much high horsepower stuff down there I don't think.
Engi-ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 01:31 PM   #4
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,833
Total Cats: 1,786
Default

Welcome, Engi-ninja. Check out the Miata Gallery and post up some pics!
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2014, 03:00 PM   #5
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,653
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

We are a heavy construction equipment dealership. We deal with mining, pipelaying, roadbuilding, and scrap metal/waste handling types of machines predominantly. Everything from your 4.5 liter offerings up to your Cummins 30 liter V12.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2014, 09:43 AM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 238
Total Cats: 17
Default

Oh ok, I work on the 23L, which goes in a lot of Komatsu heavy machinery; I'm sure you've seen some of them then. That's pretty cool! Any particular complaints I should keep in mind when designing things? It's always good to hear what the dealers and customers think about our engines.
Engi-ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 07:02 PM   #7
Moderator
iTrader: (11)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 15,653
Total Cats: 1,559
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Engi-ninja View Post
Any particular complaints I should keep in mind when designing things? It's always good to hear what the dealers and customers think about our engines.
I'll talk to the guys in the shop. I'm on the sales side and we're ok.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Headphones PaperMate Insert BS here 32 09-25-2015 09:22 AM
Old guy buys old Miata b&t Meet and Greet 3 09-22-2015 10:32 AM
Oregon New Guy Wino Meet and Greet 7 08-29-2015 03:26 PM
Long time lurker with a Rotary Miata wildman923 Meet and Greet 50 03-04-2014 12:34 PM
Long Time Brit Lurker Saying Hello skir Meet and Greet 0 04-15-2011 04:25 PM


Thread Tools

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 12:46 AM.