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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    Bryan, is that a 52mm radiator? Curious, because of the intake issue.

    I installed a CSF 41mm Twin core on my NB1 and installed an NB2 crossover with the resonator.
    It must be. I honestly can't remember, and the auction info is gone from eBay.
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    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    Leave it as-is for MATG. Paint gets a while to get fully cured and develop hardness, you would be better off like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    Leave it as-is for MATG. Paint gets a while to get fully cured and develop hardness, you would be better off like this
    I've never dealt with it before. Thanks for the tip!
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    I agree, leave it as is for MATG, looks fine. You could plastidip the whole front end in blue if it really bothers you. Glad this is back on the road, props to the guys who helped out!

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    I had help from Mike (chiefmg on here) and Cameron (vteckiller2000 on Club Roadster). Without them, it'd never have happened.
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    Shout outs to Shintaro (smaeda)!
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! MX5Wisher's Avatar
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    I noticed that and went:

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    Glad to see everything come together!

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    YES! Looks like a very good fix, and the panel gaps are all even. Congrats for having it back in the road.

    And the wheels looks very nice, too.


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    One MAJOR annoyance: I have to get the VINs off the bumper and fender so I can get a notarized receipt before I get the car inspected for the rebuilt title. Of course, the stickers are nearly illegible, not to mention will pretty much require the car coming partially back apart...
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    Bled the clutch last night and replaced my ghetto-fabbed intake crossover tube with one from an NB1:


    20180709_235527 by Bryan Wyatt, on Flickr
    20180709_235532 by Bryan Wyatt, on Flickr
    20180709_235943 by Bryan Wyatt, on Flickr

    Also was able to get a good VIN reading off the bumper. Have to take the fender off to get its number, but at least the sticker looks good and intact.
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    I would have given you mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kung fu jesus View Post
    I would have given you mine.
    Alex (ScratchNSniff) had one in stock, as well as another little piece I needed.

    I'm still missing the lower subframe brace, though. Not sure how I'm going to replace it.
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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    Update: after I got it aligned, I noticed a pretty bad noise from the suspension. Turns out one of the bushings on the lower control arm (the used one that I bought, specifically) failed, so now I need to install new bushings. As a plus, now I'll get to use the Lower Ball Joints I never put in.


    Dang it...
    Quote Originally Posted by DazedAndConfused
    I dont know a word you just said, but that **** sounded COOL.

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