Well I bit the bullet and purchased the BEGI Shanghai-S Turbo kit. I had always planned on doing this mod after I got the car up and running, but there is just to many things going on in the confinded space of the chassis to leave it for later. I have to give a little credit to "first350" (http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=9631
)...........the pics of his build have been very helpful in helping me plan out my mine.
If anyone is thinking of doing a turbo Miata build please give BEGI a serious consideration. The level of quality, completeness of the kit, attention to detail, customization ability, and dollar value are above and beyond anyone else.
Here is the installed turbo.....and yes the turbo and the oil drain ftg/hose clear the steering; that was my main concern.
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Also here is the completed pedal assy.....Southwest Speed pedals, fabbed gas pedal that uses unmodified stock Miata throttle cable. Still need to fab and attach a aluminum throttle pedal pad/cover and dead pedal.
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