Curly has had the motor for a while and things have happened.
He took it apart:
Bearings after 135k total miles, 15k boosted, 2500k track/autox were worn, but still serviceable. Internally the motor was very clean. I ran Mobil1 0w30 for 30k of that and Mobil1 0w40 for the last 2k miles. I like that oil. I did run 2 oil changes worth of Rotella T6, but my engine didn't seem to like it as much, and I got some smoke puffs on heavy engine decel on hot track days. Didn't ever have that reported with 0w40 last year, but also none of my track days were as hot as those in 2013.
Things went to the machine shop to get cleaned and honed and balanced.
Then Curly started assembling things
BP26-10-271 because reroute:
As the motor sits before Valentines day:
While Curly has been working on the motor I have gotten some other things done.
Got the squaretop ported to match the Skunk2 throttlebody.
The squaretop by itself:
Thursday and Friday I worked on the oil cooler brackets. This took longer than anticipated, mostly entirely due to my lack of proper tools for any kind of freeform metal cutting. But Harbor Freight cutoff wheels and the Dremel can eventually get it done.
What else? I ordered 225/45 RC1's for my 9's for track days.
And I acquired this, because (JDM YO!) I like the needle placement at speed. And who doesn't need a 180mph speedo in their miata?
Edit: Yes it's a KMH speedo. However, there is a Nifty Gizmo devised by PO of the gauge cluster to allow the speedo to be MPH.
Tomorrow, hopefully, after I feed and water and exercise the childrens in the AM, I will get the old cluster out, the OEM ECU out, get the new cluster in, and the MS3 in.
Must remember to disconnect FP relay ... must remember to disconnect FP relay ...
Maybe after sweetheart wakes up from her night shift I can get the last of the noisy metalwork done on the brackets.
Oh and Bonus - we learned on Wednesday we would be getting a sizeable tax return, so Hoosier A7's for autocross have appeared in the budget. Sweet!