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Old 03-14-2015, 08:25 PM   #661
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Yep, thats why the USB and cigarette ports are as far to the outside as I can put them. Switches in the middle.
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Sweet!
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:31 PM   #663
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Pictures of cardboard test piece, and room between my hand when shifting:



5th:



1st:



No switch holes yet:

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Old 03-14-2015, 08:39 PM   #664
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What kind of laser cutter are you using? I used to have a 48x36 80W Gweike. I still lol thinking about the hardware dongle to protect the fantastic laser cut software.

Making me a bit jealous, hehe
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Old 03-14-2015, 08:40 PM   #665
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No idea. Chinese thing we have at work. One of the mirrors just burnt out so were only cutting cardboard for now. Once that gets fixed I'll cut it in acrylic.
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Yep, China 40w CO2.
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Have any used, busted hard drives? Certain platters work just as well as the china mirrors.

I think it's the aluminum ones, old ones were ceramic and monster thick.
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Old 03-14-2015, 09:22 PM   #668
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Dying to get this cut in acrylic but our laser cutter is acting up.
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Got my injectors in the mail yesterday and installed them today. They weren't necessary, but look pretty sweet and should handle anything this motor and the next can throw at them.















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Bracket for downpipe brace started. I'll weld a bit of angle iron to come out back towards the back of the car. Then I'll bolt the band clamp onto that.

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Also added a female USB-B onto my switch panel.



Is there any interest in these? I can cut them for super cheap and throw them in an envelope. They work with the crutchfield stereo install kit.
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Please align the mounting holes of the USB A and B - looks way better...
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Please align the mounting holes of the USB A and B - looks way better...
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Perfect! ;-))))
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I took a ton of pictures while building this. I'm pretty happy/proud of it. Some of my better fitting work, all the angles lined up well and no big gaps.

I'm just going to dump them all here. Ask questions/give critique as you will.


































Update to the list:

To-Do:

0. FIND OIL LEAK/BURN (So far so good.)
1. Inconel studs (RX-7 ordered, still need resbond but I think I am going to run without resbond for now because its a biatch to find)
2. Exhaust bracing. (Ordered a 3 inch exhaust clamp)
3. Locking downpipe bolts (Arrived)
4. Seats + Harness
4. Back braces (DIY)
5. Install new springs (550 Front, 350 rear)
6. Oil+water temp guages. (Going with a VEI systems gauge) Ordered
7. Helmet (Going to continue to run my open face helmet and wait for sa-2015)
8. Hardtop (Got one)
9. Put beads on intercooler pipes (Probably DIY: DIY $5 charge pipe bead roller - D-series.org, unless someone local knows somewhere to get it done cheap)
10. Find coolant leak. (risky to put this here but so far I haven't lost any coolant)
11. Find diff leak.
12. Heat Shielding. (master cylinder, brake lines)
13. Tune.
14. Manifold relief cuts
15. Setup oil cooler
∞. Break stuff[/QUOTE]
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Looks good

That paint might burn off, needs engine enamel. did you get a stepped (slip on)coupler on purpose?
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:41 AM   #678
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Nope. Going to probably order a different one at some point. There are a couple other small changes I can do the make it easier to install.
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Wow. After Jeff's posts, it's difficult to look at a tranny with built-up grime. I try not to look when under my car. haha.
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I'm a little worried. There is some fluid build up around the clutch fork area. Need to clean it off and see what kind of fluid it is.
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