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Old 05-20-2015, 10:18 AM   #21
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So, whats the possibility of placing the coolant reservoir up in the cowl too? Thinking weight distribution being the ultimate goal, but i imagine a few issues could be:

Not enough room?
Too far a distance may cause some issues?

Very nice pieces though, certainly has sparked my interest.
I don't see there being any real possibility of putting the coolant overflow up in the cowl with or without the washer tank. Its just not deep enough in that area.
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I don't see there being any real possibility of putting the coolant overflow up in the cowl with or without the washer tank. Its just not deep enough in that area.
thats what i figured, just not enough space. Oh well, dont fix what aint broken at this point.
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Hmm...I have a cowl cover and wonder if this will fit the hole already made for a cappuccino washer reservoir. I'd be interested in your handy work maybe coming up with an integrated coolant reservoir partitioned to house water/meth (do the kids still do this these days?)
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Hmm...I have a cowl cover and wonder if this will fit the hole already made for a cappuccino washer reservoir. I'd be interested in your handy work maybe coming up with an integrated coolant reservoir partitioned to house water/meth (do the kids still do this these days?)
Not sure on the compatibility of the washer tank and your cowl cover. If you snapped a picture of it and took some measurements of the hole placement I'm sure I could make one specifically for you.

I've made custom 1 gallon methanol tanks before. It really just depends on having the room in that corner. However, I don't think it would be a good idea to put a meth tank in the engine bay very often due to the heat, that's just my opinion though.
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Update: I was able to get access to a NA and I am sad to say that these coolant tanks will not work with NA models. The washer tanks however DO still fit NA's!

Now that we have cleared things up, I have enough material for about 10 coolant tanks and 15 more washer tanks waiting to be welded up for interested parties.

Concealer404, your tanks are ready to ship!



Also, first post updated to show the added sights on the coolant overflow tank.
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I don't suppose there's any possibility of fabbing a coolant tank specifically for an NA?
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I don't suppose there's any possibility of fabbing a coolant tank specifically for an NA?
Not at this time. I don't have the access to mock things up and make templates. The design of the tank would need the change rather dramatically. I drew you up a pic of what I'm talking about
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I'll take one of the coolant reservoirs, please send me your PayPal address.

For anyone who wants to know the difference between an NA and NB coolant tank (they are totally different), you can find them on eBay. Original maker as far as I know was Canton, but now they are sold under the Moroso name. Note they do not have a level gauge like Frank's do (the reason I'm buying one of his to replace my Canton), and they are more expensive.
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I'll take one of the coolant reservoirs, please send me your PayPal address.
PM'd
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Got mine on Thursday. **** is rad. Thanks Frank!
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Damn head light motors.

Frank, I'm not in the market, but I imagine if you took some time to make an NA version, it'd sell just as well, if not better, than the NB versions. NAs and their plastic pieces are 2-8 years older than the oldest NBs.
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Plus way undercut Moroso part cost.
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Damn head light motors.

Frank, I'm not in the market, but I imagine if you took some time to make an NA version, it'd sell just as well, if not better, than the NB versions. NAs and their plastic pieces are 2-8 years older than the oldest NBs.
That makes sense, I just need to be able to have better access to a NA. There doesn't seem to be any Miata enthusiasts around here. Perhaps there will be more Miatas when I relocate to VA in November.
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Got mine on Thursday. **** is rad. Thanks Frank!
Glad you like them!
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I currently have a set ready to ship and 8 more sets cut and ready to weld.

For all you NA guys... Stand by.

I met a guy who just picked at 97 1.8l turbo NA. He has agreed to lend me his car for mock ups of a NA coolant tank. Anyone who is seriously interested in a NA coolant tank feel free to PM so I can get a head count as I would need to buy more material first to make these.
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I currently have a set ready to ship and 8 more sets cut and ready to weld.

For all you NA guys... Stand by.

I met a guy who just picked at 97 1.8l turbo NA. He has agreed to lend me his car for mock ups of a NA coolant tank. Anyone who is seriously interested in a NA coolant tank feel free to PM so I can get a head count as I would need to buy more material first to make these.
For those of you on the fence, PULL THE FREAKING TRIGGER!!!! I just received mine and they are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the awesome work, Frank! I look forward to future projects with your welding skills 😜.
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For those of you on the fence, PULL THE FREAKING TRIGGER!!!! I just received mine and they are absolutely FANTASTIC!!! Thanks for the awesome work, Frank! I look forward to future projects with your welding skills ��.
Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you like them! I designed the washer tank when I have to remove the factory one to install my EFR and wasn't going to shell out $160+ for a plastic tank that IMO doesn't fit the space that well. I enjoy fabricating when I have the opportunity. I with i who how to use auto CAD and get fancy with things. I have I lot of ideas in my head.

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PMd about both for my NA
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Pm sent for an washer tank!
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I will be test fitting the NA prototype coolant tank today after work. My design will utilize the same two mounting points as the NB version and the forward most factory mounting point will not be used.
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