Didn't have time to get the bodywork on before the autocross I run for Speedventures. Engine map is way off but it still makes really
good power. First datalog shows AFR's 11.1~12.1. Good enough for TTOD by a full second. Actually has power oversteer now. Revalved Flex in front with 12/7kg springs. Has a 22mm NB front bar but I think it could use a tad more front roll stifness so I'm going to try an FM 7/8" (24mm) next.
The Autokonexion hood didn't quite clear the 1.6 dashpot and TPS plug having been moved forward on the FM adapter plate. A few nasty little notches with a coping saw and it cleared. So despite grinder making a lats minute change to the raise the vent it doesn't clear the typical 1.8 into a 1.6 harness swap. doh
You can see the stick welding on the quarter where the fresh red paint is. Boss Frog arms go on next. The stitch welding in the engine bay, quarters and sills is really noticeable. You can feel the front end better when stuffing into a turn. Still on OE rubber bushings. Next week a V8 roadsters lightweight subframe goes in with full Energy Suspension bushings.
Lots of temporary stuff:
Hood latch is temporary until I get the hood pins installed (4 pins, no hinge either).
No airbox, just wrong size silicone 90° sitting there. The airbox will be sealed in where the headlight was and fed from the turn signal opening.
Mirrors being replaced by some of Slick Auto's trick dry carbon APR mirrors with Miata specific mount plates.
Reroute from M-Tuned in a few weeks.
Heatshield for heater hoses.
Washer bottle will come out.
Stuff I'll be testing in the next month:
Prototype Wilwood 11.75/10.5" BBK
Prototype adustable tubular control arms
Prototype drop spindles
XIDA prototypes (100 & 125mm stroke, floating perches, spherical bearings, double adjustable monotubes)
Prototype stupid light cat back race exhaust
I have been a busy boy!
It was weird rolling through the pits and having rocks flying up and into the interior.