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Jake's stupid poverty-spec Miata

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Grabbed some stainless tees and elbows and welded together some sort of godawful exhaust manifold for this Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4 turbo and slapped it in my '91 Miata. Meh.

Made a two-piece downpipe (for serviceability doncha know) and got oil plumbed in. Except the oil drain goes down to the dipstick tube hole because I'm a dumbass.

Drove it around a bit with the wastegate wired open. Was nice to drive my car again.

Wrapped with some wrap I got from Amazon. Not bad. Hides the godawful welds. The process of welding warped the **** out of the flange and I can't fit one of the nuts back onto the exhaust stud so the car has a really annoying ticking exhaust leak until it reaches operating temperature and the metal expands slightly.

Wow my crap is dirty.

Too poor for a wideband so a narrowband O2 gauge gets installed just to make sure I don't lean out under boost.

The car at this point. Shitty stickerbomb vinyl wrap on the passenger door due to it being white instead of silver. Orange wheels because pumpkins. Fender mirrors because I swear it's a Nissan Z.

Made ---- out of duct tape to prove it could be done. Worked great for two days. Note the charge pipe made out of the radiator hosing from a duramax truck.

Finally got a boost gauge and some silicone couplers. Drove it around like this and accidentally hit 10psi when I wasn't paying attention. It pinged but somehow didn't run out of fuel. I don't understand how. Knockoff Vortec rising rate FMU is handling my fuel because megasquirts are for rich people.

Extended the wiring harness to the eternally stupid vane airflow meter so I could mount the dumb thing right to the turbo.

I got sent the wrong silicone coupler. Of course. More duct tape.

Finally got couplers. They were out of black so I'm doomed to a life of rice.

Did some custom interior stuff. New door cards, door pulls, shift ****, steering wheel, and seat covers.

Also got a hardtop.

Did some de-ricing.

Screwed up while drilling a hole for the oil drain fitting and it ended up an oval and slightly too large. Three coats of jb weld later and this garbage is on there.

Super legit drain line.

As of today I just did an engine oil flush and oil change, tidied up my oil drain line, bought a timing light and got it set to 6 degrees BTC, and filled up with Rotella T5. Got some 1.8 injectors to toss on, also have a wastegate actuator on the way so I can keep the car below 7psi. Should be fun.
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