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Old 09-10-2016, 09:31 PM   #421
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send me your project/map/mod list.
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Old 09-12-2016, 03:43 AM   #422
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I would have been happy to help a few weekends ago but unfortunately now I'm neck deep in my own mess of things to finish before the end of the month. It doesn't help that I'm now going to be out of town from the 19th through the 30th!!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.mia...a089def8c.jpeg
Need to swap to 626 1" brake mc and Mazdaspeed booster

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New (used) Good-Win V4 BBK

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Realized I stupidly bought 1.6L rear pads so I had to rob the 1.6 brackets from my son's car (don't worry, we are going to do a 1.8L conversion)

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This is a massive pain in the *** to get off!

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Bit of fab work for boost control
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Almost looks stock

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Old 09-20-2016, 06:24 PM   #423
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Finally got your map/file. I can start making revisions to it and send to you to try out when you're ready.
*edit: Sent new tune. MAKE SURE you follow my instructions when trying the new map.

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Old 03-19-2017, 10:15 PM   #424
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In relatively chronological order:

I made some ducting out of chloroplast sheet and gorilla tape:



Mounted my tablet PC for tuning and monitoring (doesn't work great in sunlight as expected) and made a ghetto heat shield for the air filter:




Drove the car to M@MRLS where Vlad did some tooning (runs great! really happy with this) and I tried on some 17s and burned a hole in the body work:


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Old 03-19-2017, 10:22 PM   #425
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I decided that the unfinished headlights bothered me more than the amount of effort it would take to deal with them when I paint it. So I worked on those.






At the above stage they're still unfinished as the headlight covers need to be trimmed to fit properly and the lights themselves have not been reinstalled, but it already looks so much better



And completed.
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:34 PM   #426
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Then life got busy for a bit.

I worked on the truck (front diff/axle rebuild), bought a house and moved, painted the garage at the new house, got in a wreck in my GF's car, went to Hawaii, worked on the house, and did stuff that wasn't exofish stuff.

Hmmm shouldn't there be a bolt there? Oh found it, in the bottom... wtf P.O. why did you not locktite the ring gear bolts...


So much room for activities!


We'll that sucked...


Motor's still good, what to do with a random K20?


Where'd all that room for activities go?


**** it, lets go to HI.


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Old 03-19-2017, 11:06 PM   #427
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Default And that about brings us up to current.

Finally got a bit of breathing room and it stopped raining so I took ExoFish out for some AutoX (Car is over sprung and I'm not a great driver, so my times weren't great, but I had fun):


He was much faster than me...


Then I took it to a BMW meat for fun (hung out with Codrus and MiataMan00 while there). ExoFish, Lambo, and some beemers


One of these things is not like the others...


And I finally got the motor/trans separated from the Civic so I can get some garage space back:


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looks 4,000% better with black headlights

hear that rustling of wings?

that's the k-miata mt crew vultures circling that engine
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:46 PM   #429
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No kidding, headlights look night and day better now
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Hmm, that Civic engine looks surprisingly familiar to what I was messing with this morning
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