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Old 08-14-2014, 02:22 PM   #1
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I've been lurking on here for a while and i figured i would finally do my intro post. I have had a few turbo vehicles before. I had a 1980 VW Scirocco with a 2.0l 16v running megasquirt 1. I loved those old vw's but got tired of constantly fixing broken **** and FWD.
I also had an 01 GSXR 1000 that was turbocharged. That thing was Awesome but it was always on the verge of costing me an arm and a leg (figuratively and literally)
Anyway I just finished building a diypnp for the miata and im waiting till i find a good deal on a 1.8 before I get the turbo hardware.
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Old 08-14-2014, 04:20 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard.

Have any pics of anyone of those vehicles?

What is your current setup on the car?
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #3
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i gotta snap a few pictures of the miata. Here is a pic of the scirocco. Ill see if i can dig up some of the bike.



The miata is mostly stock although it is pretty CDMed out thanks to craigslist and ebay. Headers, cat back, aluminum radiator, and slim fans. Im running evans coolant for the hell of it. Its got a southside special radio delete kit (comes with a broken tombstone and a cut soft top) bbs rs knock offs and crapland coils
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Dat Kamei lip!
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It was a nos full Kamei kit. It was great except it was made of super brittle abs plastic. One day i bumped the curb in the snow and it exploded in to dozens of little pieces. I was upset...
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I'm upset for you. :(
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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that pic was from my hotwheels phase with the 17's. Later i found some 15" fidapaldi wheels that had a big lip that kinda reminded me of borbet A's
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I spent a good week walking in the area and looking for the pieces. I eventually found them all.
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heres one i had at work of the bike. I'll see if i have one with the tank up when i get home.

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heres one i had at work of the bike. I'll see if i have one with the tank up when i get home.

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I finally got around to take some pics of the miata...






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I didn't realize they were selling DIYPNP's back in the 70's!
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Are you running Evans coolant? What's been your experience with it?
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Ya Im running evans coolant. We are a dealer for it at my work. So i figured why not. So far its been fine. I like that its a lifetime coolant and never needs to be serviced. The only down side is having to flush the system with their hygroscopic prep fluid if you have any water in it. that and its expensive for coolant.($45 per gallon and the flush is $35)
As far as the performance of it i cant really comment, I mean it keeps my engine from overheating but I'm in no way pushing the cooling system to its limits with my N/A 1.6 daily, But others swear by it soits gotta be da ****. I heard Jay Leno likes it so obvously its for racecar
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Yeah. We used it in our trials motorcycles and it sure seemed to help, but haven't wanted to put the $$$ into using it in a car! The trials bikes use less than half a gallon, ha!

Carry on.
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Ya if i had to pay full price for it i definitely would not have done it until i went 1.8 and slapped the turbo on there.
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Is that an enormous cat or a child size chair?

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