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Old 03-28-2016, 04:52 AM   #101
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Edit: I meant to ask how much you were able to extend with what length bump stop?
I'm not sure, they have been in the car for years. I'll take a picture later this week and post it. We fitted a spherical bearing on the mounting point.
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:49 PM   #102
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That sounds fancy!
Only asked to try and gather some more data points for the forum.

In other news.... I have door pulls and an operating window crank handle that clears my door bars. Not sure how I went 6 months without these capabilities...
If you look closely at the window crank you can see my medieval fabrication complete with hand formed rivets.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:46 AM   #103
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I've been tinkering with the car and have wrapped up some small jobs:
--Oil temp sensor is in the pan and now being read by the MS
--Added the knocksense module to the ms3 board (pricey but real nice integration into TS)
--Air box
--Boost solenoid (PID loop software is... interesting...)
--pcv system catch can (sears air/oil separator)
--breather catch can (custom 2 way)

Most of these things are working well. I'm afraid to push the timing to see if I can log a knock event, but its nice to see things look quiet.
I haven't had much time with the boost solenoid. The overboost protection works. The "setup mode" works. The pid loop may have been programmed by someone without a controls background.
Why on earth is there a slider thing and who programmed the P coefficient backwards? Anyway it still overshoots with PID at 100,0,0.

Engine bay with some catch can details






Catch can details. We'll see how this works. The idea is that it will catch oil while venting boost blowby and not suck it in while drawing in fresh air while in vacuum.
I should start by pointing out that my fluid dynamics knowledge comes from boating.
The theory is that the first plate will push the oily air onto the sidewall; the sidewall will collect oil. The second plate just makes the sidewall contact bigger. Whatever is left then gets mixed into the stainless scrubbie material
Really I had this aluminum laying around and needed to finish off an argon tank

A little blob welding. I meant to put in a little divider but I think it will be fine without it.






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Old 04-22-2016, 10:25 AM   #104
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nice job on the catch can!
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:06 AM   #105
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Some miata updates!
My daughter was born in early June and all things car related slowed down.
I decided that now that I'm a Dad, I need to be able to build a shelter. I've always planned on building a large shop at my property, but I decided to start small and build a shed for now.

In the mountains if you want to build something, first you dig (its a touch rocky)




Trying to use all the same techniques that I'll use on the shop. Top course has rebar and concrete to make a bond beam.




Just need to make doors and add trim. I only fell off the roof once while doing the shingles!



Onto miata!
With the heat of the summer the car started losing an injector intermittently and the ignition wouldn't push past about 150kpa.
The injector issue was stupid... I mixed up my auto spec heat shrink tubing with my home electronics crap... So when the engine bay would get really hot, the wire wrap would turn to goo and my #4 injector would short out.
The ignition was just old. It was the original na6 setup with 230kmiles.

Anyway took a weekend away from the shed and got my snazzy new supermiata radiator installed along with a stock nb2 ignition setup that I got a good deal on from that head 18psi parted out. And most importantly I got the ac clutch replaced. hah



Somewhere along the line a hardtop appeared. I had to grind out the inside a bit to get it to fit with my roll bar...


I finally got out to the track yesterday. Going to try and figure out this youtube thing. Video on the way.

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Old 08-21-2016, 11:15 AM   #106
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I'll just start at the fun part hah! Cold tires.. haven't been to the track since April... I just didn't stop the way I remembered.
This was my first try at getting video, its kind of washed out, but hey its a $35 camera. Also the rearview mirror is in the way; going to try a lower mount next time.

I'm still only a second faster than my best lap without the turbo... I am on bald tires so we'll see how it does next month with a new set.
There was a pro in a c6 zo6 that ran a 1:27 lap. First person I've seen get below 1:30. He said the track record is around a 1:24 in some random open wheel high hp thing.
I'm at 1:36 flat more or less.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:57 AM   #107
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Does anyone else host pictures through google? I used to just use the picasaweb crap but it's now gone... I hosted those last couple of posts with picasaweb's replacement and it worked at first but after a couple of days something happened with the links?
Anyway I used the new site image uploader and it appears to work. Not sure how to resize the pictures but at least they're there.
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I use imgur.
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BTabor sold his Miata and got an S2000 so i doubt that he will be in the forum much, here is a photo of what he had on his car and what i have on mine
Nice shed BTW
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^^^^ Those tophats are rad! Maybe I'll tinker with something like that once I get my machine shop put together.
Progress has been a little slow on the car but I'm still fiddling around.

I did finish my shed Miata parts storage to the max.



And I found what was causing the bad smell in my wife's car. :(


On the miata I've been tinkering with getting it painted mostly one color and adding some minor aero for track days.
I took in some advice this weekend and tried moving my seat closer and keeping my hands fixed on the wheel.
I ended up dropping over a second and ran a 1:34.8. I'm really getting thrown around in the car though, so I'll be on the hunt for seats/harnesses over the winter.

Aero! This stupid thing netted me an extra 8mph in our back straight! This was my first foray into any form of body work... bondo smells bad and 24ga metal is hard to weld onto miata mystery meat metal.








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Nice!

Hopefully I can make it up to an event up there next year, if my work schedule ever works out...
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I'd love to run into some forum members at the track! Are you subscribed to the sandia raceway mailing list?
The day was $50 and there were 4 total cars there. Not a bad way to spend half a Sunday!
I'll have some video up in the next few days.
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