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Old 07-06-2016, 09:08 AM   #7001
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Congrats! How much for the coils? How much for the SADFab potentiometer map switching mod?
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:52 AM   #7002
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Coils are sold. Rotary potentiometer is super easy to make. Soldering iron, resistors, wire and hot glue.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:00 PM   #7003
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Rotary potentiometer is super easy to make. Soldering iron, resistors, wire and hot glue.
so, dinner? A nice big sausage, maybe?
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Lolol. Maybe. I can build you one, but installing them sucks. I'm tired of laying under my dash.
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Grats man! That ring looks very nice, I think she'll love it.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:22 PM   #7006
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Thanks!
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:04 PM   #7007
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Got my flex fuel sensor working. Looks like oregon gas has 8.1% ethanol in it. Very steady reading when idling (can't drive, stupid laws). Temperature readout is cool too. Fuel matched ambient temp.

I spent 2 days on and off debugging why it wasn't working. Turns out the power supply I was using to test the sensor was clamped onto the insulation of the wire, not the actual wire. So I was feeding 12v into the insulation, and the sensor was getting none.

Found this in my oil today.










No idea what it is. Oh well.

Trans fluid has 2000 miles on it and 4 track days. It was hard to shift into 4th at times. Going to try fresh fluid before the next track day.

I have 2 back to back days in the beginning of august. PIR then ORP. Should be a good time.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:56 PM   #7008
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Becoming less worried and more excited about this engagement thing. Hailey decided last night she wants to do a track day. So were doing an auto-x at the end of the month and a track day either early august or early september. Might just have her take my spot in one of them.

So now I need to come up with a seat insert for her. Was looking at some 2 part foam on pegasus. Need to take some measurements and figure out how much I need. Should be a lot. Shes about a foot shorter than me.
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:25 PM   #7009
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Note that seat inserts don't solve the whole problem -- they move your butt forwards, but they don't do much for upper back support in race seats for production cars.

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Old 07-11-2016, 11:26 PM   #7010
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Can't you make them all the way up the back? Maybe I just need to redrill the mount and slide the seat forward.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:46 AM   #7011
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Sat her in the car last night. Basically need 2 pillows worth of foam. She doesn't need to be any higher up, just moved forward. Might run auto-x with a couple pillows and do a foam insert for the track. I want it to go above her head to have some support. Then I can cut out holes for the harnesses.

Need to buy a second set of HANS anchors. My helmet is too big for her and my spare helmet doesnt have anchors.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:02 AM   #7012
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Does she need an instructor?
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Yes. And based on everything else she tries she is going to be better than me very soon. Maybe not faster, because she actually has judgement.

She's either taking my spot at bmw club August 4th or doing the September one
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After some measurements it was decided that a foam insert wont be safe for the amount she has to move forward. So I pulled the seat, fiddled with some stuff and remounted the seat about 4 inches forward. All the swap takes is 4 bolts with an impact, and pulling a pin on the back brace. Should be able to happen in less than a minute if we are fast. Nuts are welded to the bottom of the brackets.
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very cool, nice work on that seat swap business.
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Project fit Hailey in the Miata is working well. Redrilled the mounts. And made the back brace sliding, so its a simple pin, and 4 bolts to swap the seat position.






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And she fits.

Will need a small foam insert to get up a bit, and get her legs forward. Can't go on a drive yet. No tires.


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Yeah, that's definitely the right way to do a major seat adjustment.

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So I bought a thing

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