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Old 06-08-2016, 11:11 PM   #201
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You can adjust the pedal to move the clutch engagement, I've done it before. It's easy, two 12mm wrenches, pull seat, and do it.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:42 PM   #202
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Here is my stopper for the clutch. It uses a hole thats already there, but drilled out to fit an M10 bolt.






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Old 06-13-2016, 01:40 AM   #203
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Engine is pulled, got the clutch off. Need to massage the transmission plate to make room for the 6spd, clean up the back of the engine and slap things back in. Got a clutch line coming from TSE to replace the curlyQ on Wednesday, so that's when I plan to start putting the engine back in. I've got until then to get the 6spd installed, hoping I can pull it without dropping the butterfly brace. :P

Need to start considering an intermediary downpipe and figuring out the oil/water lines in the mean time in case timing doesn't line up. I still have my soft lines from FM, I'm hoping they'll mount up otherwise IDK what I'll do. Can I use the same oil drain fitting on my Garrett turbo on the BW turbo? Don't want to re-engineer things when I have replacement lines coming.
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Old 06-14-2016, 05:26 AM   #204
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Exhausted, but I have made progress. I got the old turbo off, the EFR connected and clocked and the clutch mounted. Few things I need to remember;

-Need a new exhaust manifold gasket
-Temporary 3' turbo oil feed line w/ 90* end - FM 2' line is too short and comes w/in an inch of the turbine housing. TSE hardware may not be here in time so I'll need a bandaid in the mean time.
-Determine Oil Return bracket compatability - Fitting used on my turbo may work w/ EFR? Unsure but would be ideal. Gasket required?
-Replace heater core feed hose, oil weakened. Return is OK.
-My turbo coolant soft lines are pretty beat up, may need new lines and banjo fittings...

Twin disk installed, had to pull it once to make sure the tool moved freely. Easymode after that. You can see the trimmed starter ear on the transmission plate, like this it still seals the transmission and also allows me to install an NB starter if I choose. Doesn't appear to require additional modifications.
Turbo install trial fit, still need an exhaust manifold gasket. Check out the valve cover/turbo contrast!
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Sweet clutch man! Looks like one the organic disc model. Made from unicorn hoof and Tyranasaurus *******.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:32 PM   #206
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Indeed! Very lightly used and at long last being installed! I've been anticipating it since the Japan trip First time I torqued it down the tool wouldn't slide back out, glad I checked and adjusted it again or I'd be fighting installing it on the transmission for hours, it's much easier to move now.

In other news, ordered water lines, fittings, oil drain hardware and a manifold gasket. A lot of this is temporary hardware until I put the TSE gear on. Seeing as I don't know when it'll be ready yet I'll just get things running until they're ready to install and I have some time again. I'll torque things down once I get the gasket, until than I will be swapping out the transmission. Gotta fab up the clutch stop, too.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:39 PM   #207
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More info on your timing cover please
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:47 PM   #208
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It's the Maruha carbon timing cover. I cut off the valve cover's timing belt guard and had the machine shop grind down the leftovers until it was flush with the back wall of the timing belt area as seen in above pic. Easily removable and no risk of eating a rock being stupid and jumping teeth. Wasn't even very expensive, I wanna say it was like 175 + machine work to valve cover. Ordered it with my cams to save on shipping.
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Old 06-14-2016, 03:49 PM   #209
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I wonder if I'll have to hole saw the intake side for vvt to poke through
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Old 06-16-2016, 03:52 AM   #210
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Pulled the 5spd out tonight, not gonna get the driveshaft in with the transmission installed with the PPF+butterfly still up there, not gonna remove em either. Gonna try installing it with the DS pushed back as far as it can go - so far looks like I have more room than I need. Gonna try to fight in the 6spd tomorrow if I can, need to figure out a solution for the difference between the NA bullet connectors and NB connector.. Planned to try that tonight but had a gear fluid spill that took up an hour of the night to clean up..
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Old 06-16-2016, 08:02 AM   #211
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Cut off the nb, install bullet connector. Done. That's all I did.
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Old 06-19-2016, 05:05 PM   #212
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^ Did just that, wish I didn't have to but meh! It's a clean connection now.

- 6Speed is now in the car after gorilla-ing it in from under the car with Lacey's help. Cleaned up the driveshaft and got everything bolted down.
- Shifter gets here tomorrow from USPS, can't wait to get it installed.
- EFR manifold had some clearance issues on the studs/nut/manifold area. The top nuts wouldn't sit quite flush with the surface of the flange on a few studs with a visible gap between the stud and the flange. I had to pull the manifold back off and hit it with a wheel grinder and shaved the nut/flange contact area down until they sat flush with the flange. One area still had a small gap but only on a small portion of the nut's surface wasn't making contact. A couple minor issues that I'll let TSE know about so they can look into it. I don't expect this to be a problem, but I'll keep a 14mm in the car for a few days just in case.
- Going to trailer the car to the exhaust shop tomorrow night, since the coolant bits wont be here in time to do that tonight I expect I might be doing that and the oil return tomorrow before we move the car so I can drive it back home.
- Still trying to figure out if I will be able to use my current filter setup, hopefully I can get the engine in tonight and mated to the transmission, if I can get that far I think I can get the rest of it finished, but that damn heat...

Currently 94* outside, I'm going to wait a few hours before I go outside.
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Old 06-20-2016, 03:15 AM   #213
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Engine installed, 4 17mm bolts holding things together. Looks like I may need to figure out a filter solution, the elbow from my FM2 kit wont quite fit. Considering cutting it back to see if I can squeeze it in, but I may need a filter-only solution for now.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:33 AM   #214
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Can't sleep. Hammered the stock cooling tube attachment bracket down some to clearance the charge pipe. Gotta remember to drill the welds and remove that. Tried to figure out the intake duct a little more, but I don't think the FM pipe will work at all, at least not with the headlight motor in place. :P

Ordered an AEM 21-2011DK as it fits the opening I have (~7.5" max diameter, 7" max length) at 5.5" diameter by 6 5/8" - May have to mash it around a bit to clearance things. Ordered a K&N PVC filter too, wanted to retain the hose to intake connection but ultimately I just don't have time to figure it out. Tonight I'll finish installation and trailer it to the exhaust shop if I can get ahold of a trailer. Intake stuff will be here Wednesday.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:51 PM   #215
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God damnit. I found my missing FM package on my neighbors steps, no wonder I couldn't find the stuff. I want to say I'll have everything finished tonight, with any luck that will be the case.
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:11 PM   #216
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Some pictures I have been neglecting to attach; Clutch pedal stopper, charge pipe position and turbo location images.













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Tap the little flange on the framerail with a hammer and you can bend it down a little.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:55 AM   #218
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^ Forgot to do that before I put the turbo on, I'll smash it down next time I take it off. Luckily the silicone hose handles the relocation of the turbo nicely, there's a very minor bulge around the first bend in the charge pipe that was there with the old turbo too so I don't think I'll worry about it now.

Anyway, I'm exhausted. Spent all night with Lacey in the Garage getting things up and running. To do:

-Install shifter (ran out of time tonight)
-Turbo coolant lines
-Turbo oil lines
-Fill coolant
-Change oil (filter is already done)

Then it's off to get the exhaust fabbed up. The trailer was supposed to show up tonight but there was no answer so I'm hoping I can avoid renting a trailer

Regarding the trip, we'll be staying in Colorado Springs with her sister for a few days, will be nice to save a bit on hotel costs after this Miata parts binge. Going to AirBnB this time, since we had a good experience in Denver in 2015. Going to delay leaving a day so I can focus on making sure nothing's loose or leaking before I head out.
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It's amazing that this fits the FM piping. I was trying to mimic this with my setup to no avail since the artech is located higher and further forward. good progress.
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On the EFR, are you able to just rotate the compressor housing or does the wastegate just mount to the back?

That location looks promising, I may be able to reuse my BEGi pipes... Though your solution looks way easier.
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