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Old 08-12-2014, 11:26 AM   #321
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Yeah, I thought is was a good deal. Single entry, which is what I was after -- I still like having the PCV system to evacuate the crankcase during street driving. All-metal and nicely baffled inside.

I need to spend more time at that shop (PST at the race track).
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MSR-Cresson in Cresson, TX. About 30 miles SW of Ft. Worth on US377. I'm allowed to bring out 1 driving guest every month (seems like I do this every other month or so). The cost is $20 per 30 minute session. Really can't beat it. Way better than a golf club membership.
Do you happen to be going this weekend? I will be in Waco Friday and I was going to leave to go home on Saturday, but I'm sure I could make the trip to MSR if I could be your guest.
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Pulled the BEGI adapter and Kia waterneck from the back of the head and this is what I found:


The crack is all the way through. And it's warped, big time. You can see that it's been seeping for a while. I can't believe I didn't notice this when I was putting the parts on with the engine on a stand. Now I get to finally experience the installation with the engine in the car.

I bought this waterneck used. I suspect it had been overtorqued. Note than the BEGI spacer sets up this kind of damage because it doesn't fully support the waterneck at the bolt holes.
I had the same thing happen to me, I was chasing the leak for months until I pulled it and inspected the water neck.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM   #324
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Do you happen to be going this weekend? I will be in Waco Friday and I was going to leave to go home on Saturday, but I'm sure I could make the trip to MSR if I could be your guest.
Planning to. Going to be another hot one. PM me and we'll set it up.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:04 PM   #325
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I had the same thing happen to me, I was chasing the leak for months until I pulled it and inspected the water neck.
Suspect this is pretty common. From now on, I plan to use a lower torque value than the FSM recommends when using the BEGI adapter.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:34 PM   #326
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Here's another issue and its solution. I've been wrestling with a rear "gritty" feeling upon aggressive track brake application. I've never been able to see any issue with the pads and rotor surfaces -- they look great (Carbotech XP10/XP8).

Expanding my search, I found the problem. I've got the old V1 Goodwin BBK installed on the car. Looking closely at the allen-head pan bolts that secure the friction ring, they have almost no clearance to the caliper bracket. A close up of the bolt head shows that it looks like it's been hit with a file (all the bolt heads look like this). Pics:






The rear caliper brackets had matching marks:




To fix, I clearanced the brackets with a grinder:


It seems that when sufficient brake torque is applied on this kit, the brackets flex enough to contact the bolt heads.

Hit the track today. No more issues. Braking was excellent. I also found that 2 seconds! Got a 1:28.8, which is a new personal best on the 1.7CCW. I was following "Miatamoto" (Thomas Hiromoto) around when I did it.

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Good video !
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Old 08-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #328
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Alright!! Thread finally has a tag!
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Why you no track the silver car anymore?
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:16 PM   #330
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Because I'm still waiting for the builder to give me back the engine for the Silver car. Also, Silver car is my comfortable DD with AC and all the options. It'll track again once it cools down. But this is my flogging in the heat car. Honey Badger!
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You look like you've improved a lot in that video, my palms were sweating from watching it(it's a climbers thing). I really need to get my *** out on the track once I fix a couple things.
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I love being on the track its much safer than daily driving lol
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I am improving a lot. I get better every time I go. It's pretty exciting. This iPod data logging stuff is awesome. And having a Honey Badger car, that's awesome too.

I'm glad I've posted so much to youtube. I can compare newer and older videos and see real differences.
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AWESOME, Rick. Glad to see you out there tearing it up again. Now, I've got to go back through this thread and catch up. You already rebuilt the motor! wtf ?
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You already rebuilt the motor! wtf ?
Rebuilt the motor, broke-in to the tune of 1200 street miles and have done 3 track days. Catch up!!

Of course, I did pay a machine shop for the rebuild. Is that cheating?
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Rebuilt the motor, broke-in to the tune of 1200 street miles and have done 3 track days. Catch up!!

Of course, I did pay a machine shop for the rebuild. Is that cheating?
I need less hobbies. LOL, seriously awesome Rick. I have not had time to drive my cars/motorcycles much this summer, let alone work on them!
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I have not had time to drive my cars/motorcycles much this summer, let alone work on them!
Can't help you with that gay **** addiction. Sorry.
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I find that I like this thread a lot, even though it's more interesting to see the driver getting faster than the car being n/a

Since hustler only seems to like bicycles now, this is my new official favourite "going faster" thread
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It does seem like you're starting to get about as fast as the car will let you. Any future plans for it, or are you going to continue to flog it NA?
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Since hustler only seems to like bicycles now, this is my new official favourite "going faster" thread
Since I'm not into bikes, I hardly see anything Hustler posts anymore. He seems to have dropped off the Miata scene completely.

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It does seem like you're starting to get about as fast as the car will let you. Any future plans for it, or are you going to continue to flog it NA?
I've got a long way to go. SM record is still 3 seconds away.

However, once I've signed on with Red Bull F1, I'm thinking an LFX V-6 swap might be a good addition to Honey Badger.
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