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Old 04-17-2012, 10:07 AM   #121
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looks really nice. i mean if everythign is too weird for you, we can just trade.
lols. it's just a lot of change at once. and I haven't been driving a miata for 3 months.

already found first fail - forgot to tighten the intake manifold bolts. 2 of them almost backed out. that's a boost leak right there...
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #122
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so, my fails top tips for people trying to start a freshly built engine

1) dashboard has a connector near blower motor. plug it in. or your oil pressure gauge will read 0
2) don't forget to put the fuel pump relay back in
3) don't forget to put the lower timing belt cover on or you won't be able to set base timing
4) if you're baller and using a Protege 36-1 timing wheel - keep in mind that it doesn't clear the lower timing belt cover and will make a noise. I set my timing and threw away the timing belt cover. problem = solved
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:23 AM   #123
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So I expect you to bring the car out to Lost Dog Saturday afternoon.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:30 AM   #124
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So I expect you to bring the car out to Lost Dog Saturday afternoon.
I'll try!!!! It'll be a busy weekend with autox on both days and a friend of mine wants me to look at his piece of ---- mitsubishi.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #125
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priorites. lars > all.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:41 AM   #126
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I know. I want us to bond in our orange fire sleeve brotherhood.
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I know. I want us to bond in our orange fire sleeve brotherhood.
Unfortunately the car with the orange fire sleeve will not be there. It is a pita to drive long distances because of how the race seat is fixed. I get horrible leg cramps after about 2 hours of driving. I will actually be installing cruise control soon I think so I can take it on long trips.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:55 AM   #128
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hmmm relevant to my interests. stock cruise or aftermarket? I have the whole stock cruise assembly and was thinking of whether to install it or not.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:03 PM   #129
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Will be going with a stock one. I need to shoot Steve at Panic Motorsports a follow up email about it. It will be interesting trying to mount it with the turbo in the way.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #130
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Will be going with a stock one. I need to shoot Steve at Panic Motorsports a follow up email about it. It will be interesting trying to mount it with the turbo in the way.
by everything you mean... the actuator?
on the 1.6 the actuator has vacuum line, some electrical connector and a throttle cable going to the accelerator. that's it. pretty sure you could mount it inside the interior if you wanted to.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:17 PM   #131
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by everything you mean... the actuator?
on the 1.6 the actuator has vacuum line, some electrical connector and a throttle cable going to the accelerator. that's it. pretty sure you could mount it inside the interior if you wanted to.
There are a few other things. You need the CC switch on the dash, side arm things to set CC, the computer that actually holds it, a switch or two near the pedals, and the actuator. M.net has some write ups about adding it. The problem with the 1.6 cars are not all of them were prewired for CC. Some have it and some do not. As far as I can tell all the 1.8 cars are already wired for it so you just have to plug everything in.
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all that ---- goes under the dash. the only thing that normally lives under hood is the actuator - and that you can relocate anywhere.

the $500 1.6 car (technically this car...) came with cruise so i have all the bits and pieces. I also have 4 sets of harnesses (91, 91, jap 94, 96) so I can probably cobble something together. the cruise never worked, though.

I want to see how you do it
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all that ---- goes under the dash. the only thing that normally lives under hood is the actuator - and that you can relocate anywhere.
Yeah hopefully there is an easy place to relocate that.

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the $500 1.6 car (technically this car...) came with cruise so i have all the bits and pieces. I also have 4 sets of harnesses (91, 91, jap 94, 96) so I can probably cobble something together. the cruise never worked, though.

I want to see how you do it
If the current car had CC at one time then all the wiring under the dash should be there and it should be relatively easy to reinstall and get it working. It really is a godsend on long drives on the interstate.
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So I expect you to bring the car out to Lost Dog Saturday afternoon.
why am i not invited to this? i will bring my turbo car. the miata turbo car.

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There are a few other things. You need the CC switch on the dash, side arm things to set CC, the computer that actually holds it, a switch or two near the pedals, and the actuator. M.net has some write ups about adding it. The problem with the 1.6 cars are not all of them were prewired for CC. Some have it and some do not. As far as I can tell all the 1.8 cars are already wired for it so you just have to plug everything in.
or you could just place a brick on the accellerator and win.



BTW Soviet y u no have pass seat?
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you are. we just havent come up with real plans yet.
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I have a passenger seat, just not the mounting hardware for the harness. I'll have the seat in on Thursday <3
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Very nice. Nothing like a home-built motor to make a man proud.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:29 PM   #138
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Just read through all 7 pages of this thread. You did a great job and congrats on having a garage you can work in now lol
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:54 AM   #139
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I'm still teething the car. 50 miles so far. Missed my alignment today, but rescheduled for friday, which I also took off. Sat/Sunday is autox and first track day is on May 19.

Here's a 4th gear log (or 5th?). I'm running the low-boost wastegate right now, no boost control.
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nice creep.
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