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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Paul B's Avatar
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    Looks great!! Been thinking about trying something like this for my Garage Star center console but havent found the proper ring to work with a short shift boot


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    A while back I dug up some info on AUX input options. Tape adapter, FM modulator, all garbage. Eventually found a diagram by Jeff Anderson which takes advantage of the 13-pin CD plug in the back of the Type 1 radio. Posted a DIY thread here. I wired this up with a cheap toggle switch a few months ago, and it worked but some contacts weren't being made in the switch itself, so I decided it was time to step up the quality a little.



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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Roadster7's Avatar
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    I also tried my hand at wiring window switches. First attempt was trash, second attempt was better, third attempt was satisfactory.



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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Roadster7's Avatar
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    Of course these toggles need to be mounted somewhere. I was initially going to mount them onto a tombstone end-cap, but scratched those plans - stay tuned.

    I love my cubby, but that was the only remaining option. Made some templates and cut out an aluminum and ABS panel. Aluminum panel will bolt onto the tombstone, and the 1/4" ABS sheet will sit on top to come close to flush with the tombstone.

    Both plates are rough cutouts. I've drawn both in AutoCAD and will have a second set cut on a waterjet later this week.






    Test fit:

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! Roadster7's Avatar
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    The tombstone wasn't left without attention either. Speaking of M2-1028...









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    Very nice work so far!


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    Received a couple of packages last week. The first one is from MiataQuest. Jet Stream turn signal intake bulbs/lenses and two OEM oil filters - for the price of shipping. Blown away, MiataQuest is the man.




    The second was a long-overdue shifter rebuild kit, the only thing keeping me from installing the carpet console.

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    A friend and I attended MATG this past weekend and had an absolute blast. I had no idea what I've been missing out on, so plans for next year have begun. Great views, great roads, great cars. I got to meet a ton of cool people, including Bryan, Jamie, and Maxime from Rev9, who is one his 3-month USA trip at the moment.




















    Maxime's new ND looks sooo good. That ducktail...


    Jamie's NA was unreal to see in-person. I hadn't seen 90% of the parts he has on his roadster in person before, so that was something. The Nakamae seats are stunning, and I totally got to plant my ass in them.



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    I've finally been able to finish up my console project. Love it. Also picked up some Revlimiter door straps and KG Works locks at MATG.











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    I gotta say, the way you've built Moby, is just straight up clean, simple, and incredibly tasteful. You're a man after my own heart.

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Great work on the car and great photos as well! As Jamie said, love how clean and simple Moby is.

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    What they've all said... Love this build!!

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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Definitely have made a fine example of what quality parts, attention to detail and simplicity can accomplish! Love the interior!! The switches and guards are perfecto!
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    Very nice!

    Do you plan to swap in a black dash pad? I think that would flow better with the black door uppers.

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