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Old 01-22-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys! Long time lurker, but I think I made a few posts in the past. I have two early 90s miatas

One a work in progress, shoved a late 70s vette engine in with all mounts/fab done by me. Have the drive shaft left to be made, but its all in and rolls. should be a fun ride.started with an old 4spd, but ended up with a th350 for the Trans, much easier to routea shifter cable than reposition a shifter hole in the tunnel

Daily its the one i came back here for, stock auto that I converted to a 5sp, hard top, flared, beefy wheels. Looks really cool, now I just have to give it some umph.

The V8 miata and the bike (R1) are the go fast toys, so the goal of the dd is under.8lbs boost/140-150HP, stock fuel system other than a regulator. Ill post the v8 stuff tomorrow, along with the current dd and its turbo progression as it comes along.

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Welcome to the forum. Any pics of your rides? I'm heading up your way in a few weeks for one of these:

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Damn. Another ESR loser clogging up the works.
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Welcome to the forum. Any pics of your rides? I'm heading up your way in a few weeks for one of these:
I live a mile away from the one that was on lyell ave (now called stevie T's) but the main st one is still here and they just opened a new location in Henrietta. Feel free to hit me up for a plate when you're up here!

I'll have pics tomorrow, still finishing up work (the perks of a home business)

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Damn. Another ESR loser clogging up the works.
Out of the woodworks!
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Any Rochester thread inevitably will involve a Garbage Plate. But there's more than one location?

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Haha, I have some friends up there, never heard of the garbage place. GF and I took them out to a local hole in the wall place here with $5 plates and they said it would be considered a 7-star restaurant in Rochester. They've completely given up on dining out. If the garbage plate is representative of a "point of interest", I can see why.

If you haven't already bought the fuel regulator for the turbo DD, I'd highly suggest saving your money and time and building a MS, you seem to have the DIY skills for it.
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Picked it up with 90k, autotragic. Check out the chrome trim!




Threw some monster 16x8 0' with beefy tires




Found an OEM hardtop = teh sex



Decided that an auto miata wansnt going to fly, picked up a donor car



Wheeee!





Stealing the whole drivetrain (minus motor) including trans, pedals, driveshaft, master/slave cylinders, PF frame, some steering wheel parts and misc wiring components



Yankin stuff out



Everything removed ( you can see the auto off to the left)




Completed

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Did some housekeeping, valvecover gasket, timing belt check, new coilpacks,etc

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Cutting out rear fenders



Then fronts




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and recent pic




(cover of a local motorcycle calender I put together for this year for a sportbike site I run)





aaaand some of the v8, which was intended to be a leisure project from the start, and doesnt has a specific completion date.











obligatory test fit =)



mounts being fabbed up



its a roller! Dont think the trans mount was done here just yet, so its leaning back



this will ultimately be the new front end support for the radiator/etc, and will bolt on to the car via existing holes at the end of the frame rails.



Pretty sure thats where I left off, dont have any other recent pics. Tunnel was blown out and from what i've seen, this motor sits lower and father back than any other swap i've come across. Pretty neat
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If the garbage plate is representative of a "point of interest", I can see why.
Supposed to be the ultimate junk food after a night of drinking. I never thought much of them myself - far too greasy for my tastes.
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*Buncha pictures*
How come you never posted any of this on ESR? That looks pretty interesting; I'd like to see it in person.
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How come you never posted any of this on ESR? That looks pretty interesting; I'd like to see it in person.
Search n00b!

lol j/k . Where in rochester are you? I seem to be the only miata guy I've come across in Gates/Spencerport

Here's before I did any of the 5sp swap

http://empirestateroadsters.net/showthread.php?t=750

and my v8 stuff has been there

http://empirestateroadsters.net/show...p?t=558&page=2
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From Dansville just a little south of you and yes we need a more active group around here.
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Where in rochester are you? I seem to be the only miata guy I've come across in Gates/Spencerport.
Brighton, SE side. Over by the old "can of worms" area. Pretty much directly opposite of you.
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If you haven't already bought the fuel regulator for the turbo DD, I'd highly suggest saving your money and time and building a MS, you seem to have the DIY skills for it.
twist my arms a little and maybe I will =)

It was my original intent, actually, but part of the build is to be able to "set it and forget it" without investing much time in installation, primarily because this is my DD, I'd have a short weekend to set up.

Buuuut then again, when nicer weather approaches, I do have the motorcycle, I just dont want to wait that long to get started. I'll have to get the regulator for now and sell it for the MS when I'm able to account for the possibility of the car being off the road for more than a weekend. Additionally, the injectors/pump are staying stock for now and wont be running an intercooler.

When those are upgraded and I turn up the boost, I'll grab the MS.
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Any Rochester thread inevitably will involve a Garbage Plate. But there's more than one location?

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We're flooded with them. Only 1 "original" Nick Tahou's on Main St in the city, kinda run down, but it's still there. Tahous also recently opened a Henrietta location I havent been to yet.

Then there are tooons of copycat places, some are actually really good. "Wimpys" in gates and "Jimmy Z's" in brockport rank among my favorites. Henrietta Hots at the bottom of my list ( the bottom of the plate is always a swamp of water, I think from the thawed mac salad)

It's always great when visitors come up to Rochester, gives me an excuse to go (as if I really need one)
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We're flooded with them. Only 1 "original" Nick Tahou's on Main St in the city, kinda run down.
Kinda? Unless they've renovated since I was there about 5 years ago, you're being generous. I'm headed up to Rochester mid Feb for an annual car guy weekend, and Nick's is on the agenda, but ain't no way in hell I'm eating a garbage plate. Macaroni salad & chili on the same spork don't compute in my mind.

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I'm headed up to Rochester mid Feb for an annual car guy weekend, and Nick's is on the agenda, but ain't no way in hell I'm eating a garbage plate. Macaroni salad & chili on the same spork don't compute in my mind.

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Stop being such a lightweight Chris, man up and eat a GP with us this year!
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turbo manifold/downpipe = ordered! Already have the TD05 at the shop, I intended to get this done last September, but I got a little sidetracked =)

now to track down the fpr. I know I'll ultimately end up with begi's.... but dare i ask if there are comparable alternatives that others here have tried?
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