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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    *continuing on from the above post*

    So as mentioned before, the metal shroud covering the fuel lines fouled on the BeatRush strut bar so I decided to cut away at a section to make it fit. It also had a few bits of surface rust here and there too so I figured I'd sand and dremel it off and give the whole shroud a black paintjob.

    Marked up and ready to be cut.



    Cut section. Had to trial an error and cut bits away until eventually it cleared without fouling.



    Scrap.



    Sanded bits of the surface rust.



    Same can of satin black I used on my wiper blades.



    6 light coats with 2 thicker coats of black.



    Result.



    Installed.



    Didn't bother with the carpet as I think it looks good as is. Might put it back in later but for now, pretty happy with how everything turned out
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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    That cover turned out great! You can find a length of u-shaped rubber trim to go over the edge to give it a more finished look and prevent scratching (or rattling against) the strut brace.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryB View Post
    That cover turned out great! You can find a length of u-shaped rubber trim to go over the edge to give it a more finished look and prevent scratching (or rattling against) the strut brace.
    Thanks Harry. Already got some Just can't tell in the photo.

    Little teaser from a recent photoshoot

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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone speedypenguin's Avatar
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    Beautiful work, Steve! Is a front lip planned for the NA?
    My Eunos Roadster, Jazz

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    Gorgeous car, 2 things are missing imho, one just for the looks, one as a safety device: a lip (r-pkg, gv etc) and a roll-bar, which I think is a must for every Miata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedypenguin View Post
    Beautiful work, Steve! Is a front lip planned for the NA?
    Front and rear lip planned. R-Package/OEM.

    Quote Originally Posted by RustRat View Post
    Gorgeous car, 2 things are missing imho, one just for the looks, one as a safety device: a lip (r-pkg, gv etc) and a roll-bar, which I think is a must for every Miata.

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    Probably won't get a rollbar. Trying to keep it retro/vintage style.

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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! MikeA's Avatar
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    Looking good, as usual, Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeA View Post
    Looking good, as usual, Steve.
    Thanks Mike!

    Full set of photos taken by my photographer mate to come soon.

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    21/05/2016

    Photoshoot with Joseph Hui
    Met up with Joe who took photos of my car when I first picked it up last year in December 2015 and when it was still bone stock. Fast forward five months and he said he's surprised that it's evolved so much since he had last seen it. Decided to take a few quick shots during the day. I think they turned out great.

    Just needs a front and rear lip, baby teeth removed, JDM Eunos fog lights and maybe just a touch lower, then exterior wise it'll be complete.







































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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift Demon I Am's Avatar
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    That is super-clean! Beautiful job!

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    Beautiful car!

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    AWESOME! IMO it does not need any sort of lowering, add the lips and it will be perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon I Am View Post
    That is super-clean! Beautiful job!
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    Beautiful car!
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    AWESOME! IMO it does not need any sort of lowering, add the lips and it will be perfect!
    Thanks guys!

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    Changed out the generic 5mm spacers for 5mm spacers which fit the Miata's 54.1 center bore. It seemed to have eliminated a lot of the steering wheel shake at 65mph.



    Also finally got around to removing the baby teeth. Will be installing the JDM Eunos fog lights soon.



    Finally, bought some reflect-a-gold sheets in 12x24 measurement for the underside of the bonnet to keep heat down. Will be measuring and cutting down and will be installing it over the next few days.

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    Made a few purchases over the last few weeks or so. Will be DIY'ing what I can and will also be making a booking with my mechanic real soon for a minor service plus to get a few things done.

    - Beatrush Aluminium Undertray
    - Exedy SportsTuff Clutch + Alignment Tool
    - FM Frame Rails
    - GarageStar 1.8 Alternator + Water Pump Pulley (Version 3)
    - Maxim Works Exhaust Manifold
    - Mazdaspeed Suspension Bushings (22 Pieces)
    - OEM NA6 Oil Pressure Sender
    - Racing Beat Sway Bar End Links (F+R)
    - REV9 M2-1002 Pedal Set
    - RevLimiter NA Retro Window Switch (Black)
    - RS Products Needle Caps
    - RS Products Type Smith Gauge Faces (180 km/h)
    - Toda Lightened Flywheel (4.5 kgs / 10 lbs)
    - Torsen 4.1 Diff

    Currently tossing up between Fujitsubo RM01A catback exhaust or the Car Make Corn's catback exhaust. Once this is done, that should just about do it so that I can then focus on the interior.
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