I saw a couple build where the finished weight was around 1600lbs and that sounds fine to me on the Exocet. That and the $5999 price tag for everything you will need outside of the miata itself.
Was it finding the new car that made you stop on the Rocket or did you just lose interest?
The Rocket is, has, and will continue to be a fun project. I lost interest a little due to life, things change. Lots of other projects, not making enough time type deal. Its all the little nick knack things that are holding me up at the moment.
I still plan to finish it, but I'll probably sell it when complete. Cant have two batshit insane cars. If someone came with cash I'd think about selling it now as is. I plan to hit it up really hard this fall.
The 914 Type 4 engine is effectively un-turbo-able. They don't have a real head gasket and rely on a weird raised cylinder seating into the head to seal the chambers. This typical Germanism apparently craps itself the instant you put positive pressure in the chambers.
This thing is terribly cool anyway. Rejetting Weber carbs is criminally easy. It should take you an hour total to find jetting numbers for your exact setup on The Samba and put it in the car, lol.
So, some of the things I've done:
new throttle cable, stiffer springs, and a few other tweeks. Missed FTD at the autox by .3 on a safety run.
Had an issue with it losing grease through the extra holes in the CV's. The RTV was starting to let some out and it was goining EVERWHERE, making car very dirty... So I JB welded some plates over the holes. I've put a couple of test drives on it and had it.....very fast.... and they are all still there and not leaking. So, problem solved for now!
I also installed the MSD last night and set the timing, and HOLY ****. This thing will now blow your socks off. Its SO fast. Now that i can keep the go pedal buried till it hits the limiter, holy cow its so fast.
I'm just speachless really.
Partly because i discovered through installing the msd that the tach was set for a 4stroke 8cyl engine. Think about that for a second.
I was only using half the revs available. Now that I have them all (on a hot cam thats cut to let it breath up top) HOLY ****. Will melt face.
felt my face doing this.
Apparently there is some headroom. went to the dyno and was a little more than disappointed. A compression test was even more disappointing. 77hp. Still does 0-60 in about 5 seconds. Cant wait to fix and experience all 150...
Originally Posted by vehicular
Thanks. I think when I find all the ponies it will be d-o-double-g ganster.
Originally Posted by triple88a
I dont know i kinda feel gay for their Rota model...