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    Motor is out. Very compact!

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    Made some progress mounting the R1 engine today

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    motor is small but it sure fills up the car quickly
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    The driveshaft is finished. The slip joint is to allow for the rubber mounted engine

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    Engine is properly positioned. Driveshaft is bolted in and engine mounts are coming together

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    Ben, your projects remind me of this movie . . . and I mean that in the nicest way possible! You have amazing patience and ingenuity. Your middle name doesn't happen to be Max, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Rifle View Post
    Ben, your projects remind me of this movie . . . and I mean that in the nicest way possible! You have amazing patience and ingenuity. Your middle name doesn't happen to be Max, does it?

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    Finished all the motor mounts

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    Also cut up the original R1 header and started reconfiguring it to fit the car

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    After using a large crowbar to lever the engine against the rubber mounts, I find that the rubber gives a lot less than expected. Meaning that the u-joint angles under load do not decrease as much as expected, so I remounted the engine for more desirable angles

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    Got the header done

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    Part 7 is on YouTube

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    Finished up the shifter and made up some brackets and bracing to install all of the Miata e-brake parts.

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    Very nice work! Nice welding too. The shifter turned out pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice work! Nice welding too. The shifter turned out pretty cool!
    Thanks! Very happy with the shifter. Here is todays progress.
    Master cylinder is installed and the brakes are bled. The exhaust system is done. I used a dynomax vt muffler. It uses a spring loaded flap which increases back pressure at low rpm, very similar to the factory R1 header, and opens as rpm increases. Also reduces noise and droning at lower cruising rpm. I have heard that these mufflers sometimes rattle as the valve opens and closes but according to the manufacturer, it is brought on by a lopey idle, which the bike engine does not have. The car will look mostly stock but I think the the 3" exhaust may give it away!

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    What a crazy project! Very nice fab work. Do you plan on restoring the body or is it going the rat rod route.

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