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Old 05-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #21
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Not derailing at all! Bad part was they had just mowed the day before so dead grass was all over the place, took less than a minute to become that size I am very surprised they put it out as quickly as they did.

All I need now is.. well everything! Still waiting for turbo stuff, debating what wheel/tire combo to get, building my cage here in the next month with new seats. Long list but no rush, still going to be my DD
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:42 PM   #22
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those of you in Texas should come out to ECR june 23 for the 5-star ford track day, it would be cool to have a miata crew in the house.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:52 PM   #23
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Be aware that as soon as you add a turbo, you will also need to do some serious cooling system upgrades for it to not overheat in an instant on a track... especially in Texas.
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #24
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I have a begi coolant reroute and godspeed 52mm radiator. My temps are 160F cruising and 180F in town. I am copying Genesplicers build thread for good ducting so hopefully it can get better cooling once I add my turbo.
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genesplicer was the inspiration for my ducting - that **** works
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:15 AM   #26
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glad to hear that! is there a big difference in cooling fooger?
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Before spending 2 days doing ducting right:
235* f on the freeway at 80mph with the A/C on while using Flyin' Miata's heat extraction hood.

After spending 2 days doing a proper ducting:
195* f on the freeway at 80mph with the A/C on while using the stock hood. If I put on the heat extraction hood, my 160* thermostat nearly closes.
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Before spending 2 days doing ducting right:
235* f on the freeway at 80mph with the A/C on while using Flyin' Miata's heat extraction hood.

After spending 2 days doing a proper ducting:
195* f on the freeway at 80mph with the A/C on while using the stock hood. If I put on the heat extraction hood, my 160* thermostat nearly closes.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:04 AM   #29
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I couldn't resist - ducting pics are on my camera, I'll have to get them later.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:12 AM   #30
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nice, is that one of the obd2 port guages that needs no additional senders?
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Nope - It's insanely problematic to get obd2 readings off a '94 with a Hydra in it.
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interesting, i like the gauges in the cluster like that.
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Crazy, I installed the fans that godspeed gives you when you order their radiator (universal stuff) and my temps dropped a lot. At idle with the a/c on I am about 170F, haven't tested while cruising! I may have to add one of the fans to a switch so I can manually turn it on and off when needed. I don't run a thermostat just yet since it is summer time, not needed in 100* Texas
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I don't run a thermostat just yet since it is summer time, not needed in 100* Texas
Its needed in my cars.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:43 PM   #35
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I still have a LOT to go over on my car, I am sure the engine will be pulled in and out several times before I actually feel I am satisfied with everything.
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