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  1. the engine is mounted and strut tower/ engine brace is done:
  2. Thank you for the complements. I sure am looking forward to taking it out for a drive! Hoping to paint it next winter Hard part is picking the color.
  3. Sweet Dason! Thanks for the statistics! I imagine on street tires traction is a challenge in your car for sure! We hope to be running it some time this summer. Probably not fully completed but finished enough do have some fun with.
  4. most major metal work is done on the car! Couple small items to fabricate yet but here is the pass side quarter panel ad rocker getting welded in place:
  5. 1990 miata front suspension is almost completely installed. Fabricated up new strut towers and frame rails to tie it all together:
  6. Hey guys I am going to need to buy some roll bar tubing for the 1973 celica soon to do the roll cage and tube front end. To run Hot laps and track events etc what should I be buying and welding into the car in terms of size and thickness etc.? What else do I need to consider before buying that I am not aware of? Thanks in advance. ps if someone has a tube bender they are willing to lend me for that would be awesome
  7. Actually a friend and I are doing this one together so it is kind of a once a week hang out and build a race car enjoy a drink or two kind of deal. I take turns between the two work on one while I wait for parts for the other . I would like to be fitting the 1/4 panel on the other celica but Canada post not shipping stuff for their strike is keeping my door pins from Thailand from getting to my house. Need the door pins to line up the door to get proper gaps for the 1/4 panel. Hopefully we can have this car running by spring. Wont be pretty (think General Mayhem) but would be cool to get to an autocross or two with it this summer for a couple of shake down runs to see what will need improving over the winter after this winter.
  8. Tony and I are getting back on this build and pretty excited for it. We are calling it Project Snake Charmer. Trying a new feature on youtube that allows you to premiere the video. So it will be airing this Friday at 4:30.
  9. After filming I was already contemplating an efi once I stumbled on the holly efi stuff compatible with the 4 cyl motors. still in planning stages on this though. Either way I can carb it then go to an holly efi system later. The draw through carb would have been easiest but working with what I have already. Sweet Might need some tips
  10. All the removable sheet metal parts were blasted clean by "blast it" using a dustless media blasting with glass beads. The parts came out clean and rust free with no warping. Then I epoxy primed all the parts:
  11. I was pretty happy to see how it all came together so smoothly. Thanks for hooking me up with the trans. Eventually Brummmmmmmm - click -click- wRRR - "Pawssssst" - brummmmmm . I was going to take it for a spin down the back lane. The motor was running awesome, Ran it through the gears on the stand, every thing worked well shifted gears nicely. Then before the drive I decided to put the long tube header on it and it would not run right, I think there was a big vacuum leak somewhere . I played with it for a while with no luck, then decided what is the point of getting it to run nice as I am changing the whole intake and exhaust any ways when I turbo the motor. The long tube header was just for its flange to build a turbo manifold but when I bolted it up I realized the design was too poorly made the exhaust ports did not line up very well probably also caused the vacuum leak since it shares mounting bolts with the intake manifold.
  12. supra w58 5 speed swap is done: also took some torch flame to brand new chrome parts :
  13. I am a bit late here but I vote miata. I love mine and drive it daily in summer. Handling is awesome. I have a 1991 miata. You can't beat the cheap = fun factor. I have had expensive cars and this car. This car is way more fun with less worries. My friend had a newer non pop up light model with the sport package. That car was a little go kart. I would look at something like the sport package. It out performed my earlier miata. if your budget is 15k my miata has about $6k in it (including purchase price) and his sport sold for $7k. On a $15k budget that should leave you some extra to buy a roll bar to run HPDE events/school. I recommend getting a nice set of 200 tread ware trires. some day I would love to put a ls motor in my miata. Side note I would love a Honda s600 the grand dad of the s2000. Maybe some day I would trade the miata for one if the right one came along.
  14. So I am pretty sure I found the location of this shot, I cropped it down a bit: My family went for a hike to the Pembina valley provincial park today. On the way home I took this portion of 201 near the provincial park: the trees are much taller now but check out the clearing of grassy arias on both sides of the other side of the valley along side of the road in the far side of the photo they are the same. in my photo you can not see the bridge at the bottom of the valley because the trees are much taller but it is there.
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