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Old 07-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #21
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Dust, I've been day dreaming about modding a mid 80's Firebird (best in aerodynamics on all of the F bodies). Getting the G10 from a Metro, turbocharging it, then getting an adaptor plate made to bolt that motor up to a T56. Adjusting the throttle so that 50% pedal throttle would be 100% throttle on the throttle body, then having the remaining pedal throttle effect the tension on the wastegate spring. This would give you 0 vacuum so pumping losses would be minimal, and at the same time it would allow you to have power if you pushed the pedal all the way to the floor. The T56 would make sure the G10 is always at WOT while accelerating or cruising at highway speeds.

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Old 07-26-2008, 10:47 AM   #22
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I'm all for you getting a Miata, but no one gets 24 mpg on race days! I don't care who you are, haha.


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Old 07-30-2008, 10:50 AM   #23
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Oddly enough that this thread was brought back to life... I have just picked up a Miata 1.8L M5 with a T3/T4 turbo setup in need of troubleshooting/finishing....

It will not be making any good MPG numbers if I have anything to say about it.... sorry, boost is just too addictive. Hoping for 10psi and 200 whp.

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