so i got my 1.8l into my 93 but i am having trouble installing a ebay header i got off of miata.net i am trying to drop it in from the top since there is no way it would fit from the bottom but it keep hitting the steering rack and i cant get it down in. any one have any tips or ideas i could try?
Noah, I'm having the exact same problem and was wondering what you did to get it to fit??? So far we've unbolted the driver's side motor mount and jacked the motor up... no good. Then we removed the rack.... still wouldn't fit. If I had one more inch - maybe even half an inch - this fucker would fit. Do I need to bash the header???
I wasted hours fighting it, jacking up the motor and pulling the steering column, but beating the **** out of it made it fit.
Bought it used from a guy that was about to put in a supercharger, and the only problem ha had with fitting it was the EGR. I can't figure out why it would fit his car with no real issues, but wouldn't fit mine. I only spent $75 on this thing, so I guess it was worth it. I'll never buy another one, though... new or used.
when i got my JR headers, they were getting stuck at the bottom, between the tranny and the side of the car. there is a bracket that holds the old header and bolts on to the tranny. i had to bend this bracket, once that was done, it went in just fine. a second person under the car would help a lot.