Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Yea, probably could have, but this should look cooler and be way more work with likely little benefit.

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Got some more time to work on the Scrap Metal Intake (SMI) and got all the runners and the plenum base made.  Mocked up with the TPI throttle body we're going to modify to work with the Cadillac computer.  It ended up being a little high, but this will clear our ghetto Jeep Liberty belt pulley tensioner.  Its definitely going through the hood a bit.  Plenum size is based on what pieces of scrap aluminum I could find around the shop, its going to end up around 3.3L.

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Love it, I'm super jealous of your fabrication!

I'm wondering how you could add 2 motorcycle quad throttle bodies and then velocity stacks sticking up really high out of the hood smile

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

good stuff, is that going to increase HP much?  I have one complete for an 88 305, computer too I think.

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Mr.Yuck wrote:

good stuff, is that going to increase HP much?

Does it matter?

I mean, it LOOKS like it should make the car go faster...

Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Mocked it up in the car to check height and some angles, time to get out the sawzall for the hood once again!  Definitely going to stick through the hood a bit.

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Still haven't welded the upper intake yet, but mocked it up again on the stand for a pic.  Also engraved the plenum top, should look real fancy with some paint filling in the letters.

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Intake is fully welded, turned out decent and it might not fall apart.  I'm now working on adapting the cadillac idle control motor and miata throttle cable to work with the TPI throttle body.  The TPI idle control used a plunger built into the throttle body, but the cadillac just used a stepper motor to open the throttle plate.  We're still using the cadillac computer, so adapting the stepper motor is the easiest route to control idle speed:

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Re: V8 Miata - The Lemony way

Much better with some paint.  The classiest high rise intake ever.

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