Re: Tree's Roadster
Looks like the intake manifold bracket to me, hard to see for sure in that picture. I took mine out and called it "weight savings".
The way the bracket sits under the intake manifold made it a very difficult thing to photograph. It cant be too important if you didn't notice a difference. It's not like mine is doing anything the way it is.
I think it's awesome that you finally got your Miata. Sorry to hear about the unknown damage you found. What a shock that must have been. Sounds like you've made up your mind to "keep truckin'" which I think is a great decision. Bravo on the cleanliness, once my Camaro is gone my Miata is going into my garage for some serious deep cleaning, maybe even as much as you've been doing! That powder really made the carpet look new! Great find!
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Thanks for the subscription! Finding the damage was the most devastating thing that could have happened other than getting in an accident and writing the car off. Like I said early on, I was almost in tears thinking I just wasted all my money. Working on the car and seeing how nicely it's been cleaning up is a huge relief. Other than the rocker rust, and the tiny bit under the e-brake I haven't found any. That doesn't include the spot under the master cylinders which will be removed by the tube front. Hopefully it stays that way. :smile:
If you do end up cleaning yours as much as I am make sure you have a room set aside for all the parts you will be removing. My bedroom is being overrun... It's a lot of work, but it doesn't cost anything other than time and makes a huge difference in the overall appearance of the car.
After class I removed the rad and coolant hoses. I placed a bucket under the drain plug and accidentally let the drain plug fall into the bucket. The coolant was filling up the bucket very quickly! With no signs of it stopping I started frantically searching for another bucket with no success.
The first thing that comes into my head is this:
I run into the house to find something to use, and I couldn't find anything. So then I go back into the garage to see that it stopped. The bucket was JUST large enough.
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Rad and hoses are out now.
Top Side is Ready
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Unless I'm forgetting something everything in the engine bay is done minus the exhaust manifold. All I have to do now is unbolt the slave cylinder from the transmission, remove 2 PPF bolts and take the driveshaft out. Hopefully it's nice outside tomorrow so I can push the car out of the garage and get it on jackstands. I tried squeezing under the car, but quickly gave up on that. :lol: Once I'm ready to remove them I will undo the motor mounts.