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Old 08-03-2011, 02:39 PM   #11
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How do you use it as a heat shield and not have it melt?
For use on the intake. Also for radiator ducting. It doesn't melt. Craig has had his for like 3 years
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:09 PM   #12
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The few mods I've done were....added cruise control
more on this please? Did you buy an OEM cruise control goodies from another Miata? Or aftermarket?
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:13 PM   #13
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soon this mod will be available here.
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Old 08-04-2011, 02:45 AM   #14
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more on this please? Did you buy an OEM cruise control goodies from another Miata? Or aftermarket?
OEM.
Added the pedal assembly as well. The hardest part was figuring out how to splice in the main cruise control switch into the harness.
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Old 09-07-2011, 01:41 PM   #15
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Got a spare manifold and valve cover so I could take my time refinishing them. I "shaved" both of them - removing all casting flash lines and the lettering off the Valve Cover. Also cut the front of the valve cover off to expose the adjustable cam gears.







I also took the time to completely clean the EGR and intake manifold out, plus replace all the injector seals. I also polished the inside of the runners and matched the gasket with a hand file.

Only cost me some time, primer and paint.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:18 PM   #16
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Nice work. I don't think I've got that much patience but the results are beautiful.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:18 AM   #17
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That manifold looks amazing! That is how I want mine to look when I'm done But I'm not going to spend a ton of time on it. I'm fairly lazy when it comes to looks.
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Old 09-08-2011, 12:29 PM   #18
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Nice work. I don't think I've got that much patience but the results are beautiful.
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That manifold looks amazing! That is how I want mine to look when I'm done But I'm not going to spend a ton of time on it. I'm fairly lazy when it comes to looks.
Thanks, y'all! Yeah, this was pretty much ALL time. I did it with hand files only - would spend 30 minutes on it a few times a week till it was smooth.

Here's a cheap DIY I did recently - I'm the 4th owner and sitting at 204,000 miles on the clock. My rocker panels were badly scratched up. Went to home depot and found this garage door seal for less than 12 bucks.



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used some glue for the edge - will end up removing the "dots" of adhesive and laying down a single continuous bead.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:18 PM   #19
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got tierd of not being able to see in the center at night. 2 white led indicators from auto parts store. used ash tray light, a switch iss going to be addd so they are only on when the lids open, but it makes it easier to see in with these.
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:31 PM   #20
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thats a nifty cool idea
where are you drawing power from?
are you going to manually hit the switch or will it come on automatically when you open the console.
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