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Unread 08-29-2007, 10:21 AM
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I thought you had gotten a hardtop for it? Or am I thinking of somebody else?

But still, a lightweight, perfectly proportioned sports car... I can't help but approve of this project. Niiiice.

...and I am, and have always been, an ardent supporter of fliplights.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 10:23 AM
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*cough* 4.6 S/C conversion *cough*

.. saw it on a miata up for grabs on eBay once.
80/20 weight distribution?
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Unread 08-29-2007, 11:38 AM
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I'd go forced induction looooong before a V8 swap. Sorry to disappoint, guys.

Anyway, no hardtop yet, but if this car does become the next track flogger I'll source one.

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Unread 08-29-2007, 12:25 PM
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I thought you had gotten a hardtop for it? Or am I thinking of somebody else?
I'm the one who got the hard top for my Miata.

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Anyway, no hardtop yet, but if this car does become the next track flogger I'll source one.
I'm going to be selling my hard top (and soft top) within the next few months, so if you decide to get one and are going to be in this area let me know. I can throw in the mounting hardware and defroster wiring for free, since I won't need it anymore.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 12:27 PM
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I'd go forced induction looooong before a V8 swap. Sorry to disappoint, guys.
I think Miatas should have small engines. If I were building one, I'd either go for a high-output NA engine (like one of those S2000 swaps) or get a built shortblock and a small positive displacement supercharger.
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Unread 08-29-2007, 12:36 PM
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I'm going to be selling my hard top (and soft top) within the next few months, so if you decide to get one and are going to be in this area let me know. I can throw in the mounting hardware and defroster wiring for free, since I won't need it anymore.
Thanks for the offer, although I don't think I'll be up that way anytime soon.

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Unread 08-29-2007, 03:39 PM
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Oh yeah...

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If I were building one, I'd either go for a high-output NA engine (like one of those S2000 swaps) or get a built shortblock and a small positive displacement supercharger.
At some point I may want more power out of mine and actually decide to go forced induction. I prefer the notion of a turbo (not only because the peaky powerband and close ratio transmissions will play well together) but because, really, I just like turbos more than superchargers. Unfortunately, from what I've read, while turbos are cheaper and capable of more power, they tend to be finicky on these cars and require some tuning to get right. Blowers, on the other hand, are more bolt-on and forget.

Not sure what I'll feel like doing at that point...

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Unread 08-29-2007, 04:44 PM
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I mainly like the idea of instantaneous response. I don't think it's right to have any lag in a small sports car. Sure, you can point to the centrifugal setup I'm using and say that it has "lag" because I have to spin the engine above 2500-3000 RPM to cross the surge line, but it's really not; it's more like an NA engine with a late torque peak.

I believe in trying to hit a power target NA when it's feasible, though. If I ever build another Rustang, I'm starting with more displacement.
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Bb, is it bad that I still miss the Jetta?
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