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Old 07-18-2010, 01:24 PM   #1
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So just picked up my first miata. It's a 90 with swapped torsen rear end and what started as a greddy turbo kit. Now has new tubular manifold but retains greddy style inlet and has the tan inj. (from 1.8?) the bipes timing controller and vortech FMU. And a hack job front mount from what I think is silvia or MR2 side mount stock I/C. I will be replacing front mount for better fitting unit.
So my inital plans was to get rid of the vortech in favor of voodoo box but I may just go with M.S. system. I first need to address some heat issues the lack of turbo heat shield has melted a small hole in brake resivor.
The car will be used mostly for a track car. I have been tracking a Subaru STi for a few years but wanted to start over with a rwd car. Just lapping days non competitive.
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Yes to MS. Pictures please.
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Welcome, where in WA are you located?
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Welcome, you don't need much of a heat shield to protect the reservoir (search for pics).
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located in Kenmore. Replaced resivor today and made a bit of heat shield for it.
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If you made a metal heat shield, you can also put a small layer of insulation around the reservoir for added protection. I made a loop from foil tape and carpet insulation, works great, although you can't see the fluid level as easily.

let's see some engine bay pictures.

And definitely get a MS, contact Wayne_Curr, he's in Bellingham and can build you a MS for cheap.
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And definitely get a MS, contact Wayne_Curr, he's in Bellingham and can build you a MS for cheap.
Jeff C also builds them for people and he's right around the corner from you.
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Jeff C also builds them for people and he's right around the corner from you.
Hey jason this is the jason you met at bremerton the day you broke the tranny. I was in my 08 Sti I ran into Ben last month a pacific raceways at the Alfa evening event.
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Glad to see you found your way over here. Sounds like a fun little project as well. If you need any help with it, just me know. Any plans to be at the Pacific track day on September 1st?
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yeah i'll probably be there may be in the sti though.
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