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    Supporting Member DarylSibcy's Avatar
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    I really struggle with the whole bolted-on-wide-wheel-arches on cars, especially 911's, just doesn't work for me....
    You want a good car. I want a good miata.

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarylSibcy View Post
    I really struggle with the whole bolted-on-wide-wheel-arches on cars, especially 911's, just doesn't work for me....
    You're not alone in that. It can be done nicely, but that one particularly didn't do anything for me. Apparently that one was a rare factory option ... which makes it worse somehow, why ruin a beautiful shape with something that looks like an afterthought!

    Russell

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    Such a frustrating weekend ... managed to sell my yellow car, and taken a deposit on my V6 kit as well as selling various other bits. All that meant I had enough cash to buy the car I had my eye on ...

    So I now have one of the coolest cars I've ever owned sat on my drive. It needs a few bits sorting but it's 90% there ... most importantly it has an MOT so I can drive it. Or I could if I didn't have 101 family things to do preparing for Christmas!!!

    Russell

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    Congrats Russell. Hopefully you’ll get a wee break from xmas prep to snap a quick pic of the new addition?

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgrayleather View Post
    Congrats Russell. Hopefully you’ll get a wee break from xmas prep to snap a quick pic of the new addition?
    That's the plan ... I'm trying to arrange to finish work early tomorrow ... I haven't seen it in daylight yet!!

    Russell

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    1,000 rpm - releasing the clutch Fantanya's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by vindi49 View Post
    Such a frustrating weekend ... managed to sell my yellow car, and taken a deposit on my V6 kit as well as selling various other bits. All that meant I had enough cash to buy the car I had my eye on ...

    So I now have one of the coolest cars I've ever owned sat on my drive. It needs a few bits sorting but it's 90% there ... most importantly it has an MOT so I can drive it. Or I could if I didn't have 101 family things to do preparing for Christmas!!!

    Russell
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    So here we go... this is the new car, pretty standard looking. I'll ditch the chrome mirrors for some standard ones but that's about it for now



    The only external clues that something's going on are fairly well hidden



    Inside is pretty standard, it even still has the original radio. Seats and steering wheel are temporary, I'm looking for an original pair of tombstones and an oem ish Momo wheel



    Under the bonnet is where you get a few more clues



    Yup, this is going to be a very interesting winter!

    I don't have too many plans yet ... mainly drive it and get used to it before I do anything. The diff is currently open, so that will be changed once I've done some calculations on what ratio I'll need. The wheels are ... well, very 90s, and the tyres are T1r so they need to go. Once I've found a decent replacement. Gutted my Watanabe wheels won't clear the brakes!

    There's a few things I want to do to make the car a bit more mine, but I'll try to resist for now, I kind of like the sleeper look it has going on

    Russell

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    I had those exact same TSW wheels on my 1994R, they are period-correct and not a bad looking wheel, but HEAVY! Your suspension will thank you for swapping them out.

    That engine bay is excellent! I agree, clean up the paint, swap the mirrors, keep it as a "sleeper".

    Good stuff Russell, congrats!

    -Matt

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLambert19 View Post
    I had those exact same TSW wheels on my 1994R, they are period-correct and not a bad looking wheel, but HEAVY! Your suspension will thank you for swapping them out.

    That engine bay is excellent! I agree, clean up the paint, swap the mirrors, keep it as a "sleeper".

    Good stuff Russell, congrats!

    -Matt
    Thanks, really struggling with wheel choice ... I wanted to keep it as standard looking as possible but I think it will end up on 6ULs as they will allow me to get the most tyre under a standard arch. Need as much help as I can with getting the power to the ground

    Russell

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power MLambert19's Avatar
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    Hard to beat a 6UL for weight/price/offset/brake clearance combination. I'm going to use a 15x9 with a 225 Toyo R1R on mine.

    Any specs on that Lexus motor? With 4 cams it should be really smooth, I'd think.

    -Matt

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    Nice car! Looking forward to what changes you may bring and also think trying to keep it a bit of a sleeper would be great.

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! HarryB's Avatar
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    That 1U would be my V8 of choice for swap; love this engine, and the swap looks fairly well done.

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    5,000 rpm - there be torque here! Greasemonkey2000's Avatar
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    Congrats Russell! There was a very well done NA with the 1UZ swap here in central Texas that I was really drooling over and fairly priced. It is the NA featured in this video as a matter of fact:
    https://youtu.be/8EsO83qRYEk

    Not going to lie I'm a v8 guy at heart, nothing else does it for me like the sound of a v8!
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! vindi49's Avatar
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    Only a small change, but a cooling panel helps tidy up under the bonnet.



    Just need to work out what to do with the intake manifold



    I've removed the Lexus badge, thinking I just fill the holes and see if I can paint it to match the rest.

    Russell

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