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Yesterday, 12:04 PM
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Posted By tomrev

Agree; IMO the BMW hub's recently developed are...

Agree; IMO the BMW hub's recently developed are a strong, reasonably priced fix that looks to be the prayed for end to the issue.
Forum: Media
06-16-2019, 06:32 PM
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Views: 838
Posted By tomrev

My Wife no longer buy's the "Oh, 40, maybe 50" ...

My Wife no longer buy's the "Oh, 40, maybe 50" line! Great video!
06-16-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
Posted By tomrev

Exactly this!

Exactly this!
06-13-2019, 09:04 PM
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Posted By tomrev

Minimal injuries? How the F did they pull that...

Minimal injuries? How the F did they pull that off; are they 3 ft. 4in tall?
06-12-2019, 07:20 PM
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Views: 1,001
Posted By tomrev

Sounds like a sweet ride! It is not hard to...

Sounds like a sweet ride! It is not hard to re-caulk all the area's you clean off to weld, so I don't think that would cause you issues later, but agree an unmolested car is getting harder to find,...
06-12-2019, 04:36 PM
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Posted By tomrev

In the case of my NB2 that received a LFX engine...

In the case of my NB2 that received a LFX engine swap, I seam welded the entire door, and A miller seam, and added the V8R front cowl brace's. I honestly did not notice any change in chassis flex,...
06-10-2019, 04:31 PM
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Views: 729
Posted By tomrev

Nice, clean car!

Nice, clean car!
06-09-2019, 01:58 PM
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Views: 500
Posted By tomrev

FS: NA6 Racingbeat header, Enthuza XR, etc.

I have just installed a turbo, and made a larger dia. exhaust, so have the complete 1.6 system, in 304 stainless for sale. All parts were purchased last Aug., and have a total of 900 ish miles, so...
06-08-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,473
Posted By tomrev

I wouldn't use anything aggressive, like steel...

I wouldn't use anything aggressive, like steel wool, etc., as much for all the debris and shards it will leave behind in buckets, etc. Also, I don't like to leave the valve springs in a compressed...
06-08-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,107
Posted By tomrev

Very clean build! I like a lot of the details,...

Very clean build! I like a lot of the details, like the exhaust routing, and whole look of the car, have a cat!
06-07-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,416
Posted By tomrev

When my son was 10, I had a beater MGB that was...

When my son was 10, I had a beater MGB that was going to donate her drivetrain to an engineless MGA I was dicking around with. The B was super rusty, but ran great, and my kid thought it was cool! ...
Forum: Build Threads
06-06-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By tomrev

Yup, it's a pretty busy corner between the...

Yup, it's a pretty busy corner between the firewall and engine. Muffler comes today, so it shouldn't be too long before she's running again.
06-05-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,211
Posted By tomrev

I second LukeG, you need to whap it in to...

I second LukeG, you need to whap it in to overcome the spring clip pressure, just as he describes.
Forum: Build Threads
06-05-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,713
Posted By tomrev

This is a seriously cool NC; I like the sinister,...

This is a seriously cool NC; I like the sinister, black look paired with the hard top!
Forum: Build Threads
06-05-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By tomrev

Progress

Engine bay work is finished; made up some heat shielding for the turbine, and around the compressor, and have the coolant tubes re-routed and finished. Just waiting on the Magnaflow to arrive, so I...
Forum: Build Threads
06-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By tomrev

Problem is the casting shrouds the head stud so...

Problem is the casting shrouds the head stud so tight that even with a different, thinner -wall nut, I can't even fit a thin wall socket around it, let alone a box end wrench. The firewall, trans,...
06-02-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,414
Posted By tomrev

Sixshooter and others have nailed it; I went...

Sixshooter and others have nailed it; I went thru the same debate with my Lotus Elise: horrible street ride with stock, lower rate(Bilstien coilovers) springs, almost as if it had wooden tires. ...
Forum: Build Threads
05-29-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By tomrev

Turbo Install Progress

Started to install; I'd picked up a lightly used CSF rad, so that and the FM intercooler went on first, pulled the existing exhaust system, and installed the turbo today, ( thanks Shibby!). Not...
05-26-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By tomrev

Seeing your photo makes the issue a little...

Seeing your photo makes the issue a little clearer; I, and most guy's were probably picturing a typical Garrett set up, which takes about 1.3 sec. to pop the C-clip off. That does look like a...
05-25-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,271
Posted By tomrev

You could loosen the actuator pot bolts till the...

You could loosen the actuator pot bolts till the pre-load is gone, then it should give you some play to pop off the C-clip.
05-25-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,140
Posted By tomrev

Beautiful engine! Has to be pretty cool to run...

Beautiful engine! Has to be pretty cool to run at Shelsley, with all the years of history and drivers there; pretty hallowed ground. I'll be back at Goodwood for the 4th time this Fall; can't seem...
Forum: Build Threads
05-25-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,209
Posted By tomrev

I'll look and see if I took any photos; I do...

I'll look and see if I took any photos; I do know I used the NB lower slides, and did a minor bit of cutting and welding on the NC seat upper half part. It was not a big deal to fit them, but only...
05-24-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By tomrev

Thanks for the great photos. My comment about the...

Thanks for the great photos. My comment about the "single" outlet referred to the single front outlet, as opposed to most Miata MC's having a pair of front outlet ports, (and the rear line, of...
05-23-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By tomrev

TalkingPie: I have read thru Keith's great post...

TalkingPie: I have read thru Keith's great post on MC's which is where the info came that got me thinking about the swap. The FM fitting is similar to what I have coming in the mail. Thanks again!
05-23-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By tomrev

Yup, Pretty sure your are right with the ABS...

Yup, Pretty sure your are right with the ABS comment; both my NA, and NB (pictured) have the two ports at the front of the MC to feed the front calipers, the the MCM MC I want to use has the single....
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