In Soviet Russia car build YOU! - Page 38 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Build Threads Building a motor? Post the progress here.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #741
Junior Member
 
Golferluke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 497
Total Cats: 3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ianferrell View Post
Fedex just called me asking if anyone was gonna be home today... pretty sure its my efr6758, did you get in line with them too?
Nice! I need to make a trip down again soon and catch up.
Golferluke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 09:33 PM   #742
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

State of the car last night:


With my current life I pretty much get 1 day a week to work on the car. So yesterday I was determined to make most of it - hence going to sleep at 4am.

What I did:
  • Cleaned the engine bay a bit. 7000 miles of crap, including a lot of sand (beach...)
  • Installed Bosch knock sensor. It was drilled for M8 bolt so I enlarged the hole to M10 and mounted it in stock location.
  • Enlarged turbine housing bolts to 10mm so I can mount it on my manifold
  • Found connectors for VICS solenoid and knock sensor.
  • ????
  • Installed a "new" alternator.

I also wasn't happy with the mixing manifold. I had it flipped 180* and heatercore return pipe chopped off real short. However, I hated the o-ring on that pipe. So I got an -10AN fitting welded on. Got it done at Mach V in Sterling - same place I got all my welding done. Can't praise these guys enough. This is a very tight spot and I wasn't sure if the welder would be able to do it. No problem, apparently. Cost me $45.



Today I wasn't supposed to work on the car but plans changed and I have a free day. So going back to the garage right now.

Also Mach V is having a dyno night first week of October - Northern Virginia Dyno night @ Mach V

Hopefully I'll be able to dyno the car then. It's the same dyno as I did EFR6258 pull.
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-21-2012, 09:50 PM   #743
Senior Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 989
Total Cats: 23
Default

I want to see pics of "new" turbine housing plz thankyou
wittyworks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:01 AM   #744
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wittyworks View Post
I want to see pics of "new" turbine housing plz thankyou
Post #681
Here's a good picture showing overall quality. New one is a lot rougher, inside and outside. Old housing is buttery smooth everywhere.
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:17 AM   #745
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Taking a beer break right now.

Redid my coolant reroute. I was using the Tahoe/Escalade hose before and I didn't like it too much. It fit but needed a lot of muscling to get it positioned correctly and then it still rubbed a bit. Worked for 7000 miles but I didn't like it. Plus the Trackspeed radiator has a different inlet - meaning I had to redo it anyways.

So I got a 1.25" brass pipe from Home Depot. I think its meant for sinks or something. Was $15 and J-shaped. Cut the bend off and was left with a nice straight pipe.
Some diameters:
- Kia waterneck - 35mm (1 3/8")
- Escalade hose - 35mm (1 3/8")
- Radiator inlet - 32mm (1 1/4")
- Home Depot pipe - 32mm (1 1/4")

So basically some hoses are a bit loose and required 2 hose clamps. Overall I'm a lot happer with this layout - hardpipe in the middle. However, I will try to locate correct-shaped silicone hoses for this and a proper beaded aluminium pipe. So this is more like a proof of concept that i'll run till the end of season.


I also put the wareneck on and here's how the heater hose looks like now:


Pretty sexy.
Attached Thumbnails
In Soviet Russia car build YOU!-dsc_2130.jpg   In Soviet Russia car build YOU!-dsc_2131.jpg  
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:08 AM   #746
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,598
Total Cats: 91
Default

I like that AN fitting idea on the mixing manifold.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #747
Senior Member
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Posts: 1,281
Total Cats: 157
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soviet View Post
Post #681
Here's a good picture showing overall quality. New one is a lot rougher, inside and outside. Old housing is buttery smooth everywhere.
Buttery smooth crew checking in.

Looking good Leonid. What is left before first start?
99mx5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:13 AM   #748
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,598
Total Cats: 91
Default

Did you have to send both old turbos back before you got the new ones? Honestly I'd swap turbine housings before returning.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:15 AM   #749
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 99mx5 View Post
Buttery smooth crew checking in.
I think your turbo is still alive because you never ran boost >20 psi

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
I like that AN fitting idea on the mixing manifold.
I like how it turned out but right now the heater hose points up. I would like it to point down and go below the turbo. Right now if I do that, it will be in the way of the radiator hose. If I ever go AN hoses for heater core (yeah right...) I could use baller fittings like these - Aeroquip FBM4444 - Aeroquip Reusable Hose Ends - Overview - SummitRacing.com
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #750
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
Did you have to send both old turbos back before you got the new ones? Honestly I'd swap turbine housings before returning.
The housings are quite molested after turbine wheel explodes. It's violent and scratches up/dents everything in the way.



Wouldn't reuse it. I just took a carbine bit to the new housing and smoothed out the inside. It's nice now.
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:31 AM   #751
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,598
Total Cats: 91
Default

Maybe these arent as nice because they rushed this batch out. At least thats what I'm hoping. If this becomes the norm then it'll get mine coated and I'll make a turbo blanket for it, rather than just coating it.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 05:14 AM   #752
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Faeflora's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 8,763
Total Cats: 115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
Maybe these arent as nice because they rushed this batch out. At least thats what I'm hoping. If this becomes the norm then it'll get mine coated and I'll make a turbo blanket for it, rather than just coating it.
I coated and wrapped my manifold. It was touchable after hard driving. Yay
Faeflora is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-2012, 04:57 PM   #753
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Miami
Posts: 23
Total Cats: -27
Default

nice soviet you got it as the same price as i got mine, i am gonna upload some pictures of mine in a few if you let me post it here...
fhdez87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 02:46 AM   #754
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Engine bay is pretty much done. Just have to put in oil and go over all the bolts to make sure I didn't forget to tighten something. Time is tight, hopefully I can get it running tomorrow. I changed the trigger setup to finally use the 36-1 crank wheel, so I hope I can get it started without any issues.




Also, my oil/water lines setup. Instead of the normal EFR plugs I'm using some magic BMW engine coolant plug - same size, M14x??.
Oil feeds are straightforward - -3AN (or -4, forget) line for feed, -10AN line for drain with 3/8NPT to AN adapter. Feed from side of block, drain into oil pan directly under the turbo. Oil pan has an -10AN bung welded to it.

Coolant is a bunch of random parts. One side is a M14 to 1/8 NPT adapter with a stainless 90* 1/8 NPT barbed fitting. This goes to the oil cooler. Other one is a banjo bolt with another 1/8 NPT barbed fitting (but straight). This goes to the mixing manifold.

The other coolant ports are blocked with BMW plugs because stock ones need a hex fitting and I can never find one. BMW plugs are just 13mm socket...


Also here's how the radiator and intercooler fit. The stock air guide actually fits perfectly with this setup.



Finally, here's my new safety gear. Going lemons racing at the end of october. I forsee using this gear a lot
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 09:24 AM   #755
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,121
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

When I grew up I want to be like Commrade Lenard.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #756
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 3,284
Total Cats: 176
Default

Revealed at last: to all those wondering how Soviet affords his car build and safety equipment, check out his living room furnishings.
Scrappy Jack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:09 AM   #757
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrappy Jack View Post
Revealed at last: to all those wondering how Soviet affords his car build and safety equipment, check out his living room furnishings.
you couldn't be more correct! my house is empty. I.e. when choice comes to buy couch vs BBK.... well, I still don't have a couch.
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #758
Murderator
iTrader: (76)
 
18psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 33,150
Total Cats: 1,989
Default

who needs furniture anyways.
18psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #759
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: woosta, ma
Posts: 8,598
Total Cats: 91
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soviet View Post
you couldn't be more correct! my house is empty. I.e. when choice comes to buy couch vs BBK.... well, I still don't have a couch.
Glad I'm not the only one. I still dont have a TV.
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #760
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (10)
 
soviet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: VA
Posts: 3,505
Total Cats: 248
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Leafy View Post
Glad I'm not the only one. I still dont have a TV.
I got that chair for free...
soviet is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo 1995 Miata Low mileage Clean Tekel Cars for sale/trade 29 02-05-2016 05:16 PM
The "just have fun build" nelson8708 Build Threads 9 09-26-2015 10:07 AM
Project DDoS: '99 "Budget" boost build ProjectDDoS Build Threads 1 09-09-2015 02:52 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM
Annoying little leaks AlwaysBroken Engine Performance 5 09-06-2015 01:53 AM


Tags
backwards bolshevik, communists, drives like grandma, measuring shafts, potato powerd, won't go wot

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:33 PM.