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Old 10-19-2013, 10:15 AM   #61
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Buy a bit that has a smaller shank.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #62
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Buy a bit that has a smaller shank.
No time for that... Had to order this online and I need this motor finished today lol
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Yeah, don't grind the bit for a threaded hole. It will wobble, and it won't seal.

Take it to a machine shop if you've got one in the area. I have a number of bits turned down to 3/8" from my previous job in a shop.

If that doesn't work, the pan is thin enough to use a step drill to reach your desired size. Just be careful not to go too far.
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Too late lol.... ground the bit and it didnt wobble too terribly. Got it tapped...

The drain looks angled down but its not.... Just the angle of the pic



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Old 10-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #65
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Seal it up with some epoxy or Teflon and it will be fine. Looks like it came out good.
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Who are we kidding, I'm sure it could dump all 4 qts on the ground and the engine would still throw a rod from the bandaids before it did any damage to the turbo.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:58 PM   #67
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Welp motor is bolted up... Tomorrow will be the day it cranks over lol.

Just need to finish connecting all the plugs, ground straps, vacuum lines, etc & top it off with fluids.














I need a few drinks when this is all said and done lol
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Well that ended..... rather painlessly! He arrived at my work around 11am this morning, and I was almost finished buttoning everything up. Fired it up around 12, and surprisingly it started within 3 cranks!! Had a fuel leak so we shut it down, fixed the leak, and everything is good to go. I don't think I would do it all again if I could go back in time.... But at least I have the 6spd and lots of scrap metal to cash in this week. Glad it's all over with and I can get back to some normalcy!
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Nice man. Did you tell him to fix his poz tuning?

Also, i lold irl at the "backyard turbo" sticker. Like that's a good thing ( in his case ), hahaha.
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Nice man. Did you tell him to fix his poz tuning?

Also, i lold irl at the "backyard turbo" sticker. Like that's a good thing ( in his case ), hahaha.
Haha yeah I pointed him in the direction of Megasquirt... Not sure if he will or not but I tried. And yeah the sticker fits, unfortunately lol
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Ugh what a shame... One of the new owners of this car blew the motor that I swapped in. Damn shame too it WAS a perfectly good 99 motor with only 20k miles verified by paperwork that the kid had when I swapped it in. Makes me sad panda but when will these kids learn?!?!



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Old 03-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #72
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What did he do? Unplug the wastegate or something?
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What did he do? Unplug the wastegate or something?
No idea... The guy who is trying to get rid of it now bought it from a kid who bought it from the kid who owned it when I swapped the motor. I'm sure one of them hooked the wastegate back up (I left it disconnected when I swapped the motor and told the kid to leave it that way until it was tuned)
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Little update on my "Free" 6 speed...

Finally got around to swapping it in yesterday and it feels great! Gears are smooth, not too 'notchy' and reverse is like butter. Guess I got lucky!

... Now I just want to get my hands on a miataroadster extended short shift kit lol
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Ugh what a shame... One of the new owners of this car blew the motor that I swapped in. Damn shame too it WAS a perfectly good 99 motor with only 20k miles verified by paperwork that the kid had when I swapped it in. Makes me sad panda but when will these kids learn?!?!



definitely same car , minus wheels and backyard turbo sticker. as far as the mazdaroadster short shift kit, im with ya. however ive been reading that the MS 6spd is one of the best , so maybe new bushings for me. still dont know, 300 bux for a shifter is um.... yea... ... besides i just found a leak in my turbo today not to happy about that. glad to hear the tranny is as good or better than you hoped.
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definitely same car , minus wheels and backyard turbo sticker. as far as the mazdaroadster short shift kit, im with ya. however ive been reading that the MS 6spd is one of the best , so maybe new bushings for me. still dont know, 300 bux for a shifter is um.... yea... ... besides i just found a leak in my turbo today not to happy about that. glad to hear the tranny is as good or better than you hoped.
Haha yeah $300 is a lot for just a shifter.... But at least it comes with the bushings for the internal rebuild, aand both runner boots. That justifys the cost a bit more. I will probably splurge on it eventually.... I love to waste money on things I don't really need lol
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Nah man **** the shifter. any less and you'll be missing gears. If you want to shorten it cut the threads a bit or get a deep drilled shift ****.
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