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Old 06-30-2011, 01:02 AM   #141
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Couch and love seat in the theater are great and so is the guest bedroom but the screaming baby...not always so great.

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Hell yeah man! Good luck with everything today!

Maybe sometime you'd be willing to give me a hand get this in depth with my engine bay. I could supply the shop, tools and plenty of beers.
I could give you a hand doing the nitty gritty with your bay sometime...but I need to get my **** sorted first :(


Soooooo lots of cranking but no starting. There is spark, fuel, leaking brake fluid, and a small coolant leak so far. Kinda worried what will happen when it runs. Then all the leaks will really shine. Big thanks to Dave for helping me with this thing all afternoon/evening!

Things that may be causing it to not work:
-Botched wire for the tps (not likely)
-Fuel pressure gauge reading zero (meaning all the fuel was just going back to the tank so little to nothing to go to the injectors)
-Messed up timing
-the exhaustake cam isn't set properly
-I suck at life and Miata (most likely the cause)
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I approve of the last choice. I'll let you know if I think of anything. Email me the megasquirt file when u get a chance. It's in your hi res project folder
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just looked at all these pics.
awesome ****!
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I approve of the last choice. I'll let you know if I think of anything. Email me the megasquirt file when u get a chance. It's in your hi res project folder
Damn you Dave! I agree though. I am a bit concerned that it didn't even sputter, I am hoping if I give the injectors some pressure behind them it will do more than absolutely nothing. I'll poop that email to you later today/tonight.


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just looked at all these pics.
awesome ****!
Thank you for the kind words sir.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:22 AM   #145
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yeah it really seamed that you werent getting any spark, even tho it did spark when we pulled the plug out and checked

charge your damn battery. i dont like that it was going to 8v. that could have something to do with this
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:49 AM   #146
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I could give you a hand doing the nitty gritty with your bay sometime...but I need to get my **** sorted first :(


Soooooo lots of cranking but no starting. There is spark, fuel, leaking brake fluid, and a small coolant leak so far. Kinda worried what will happen when it runs. Then all the leaks will really shine. Big thanks to Dave for helping me with this thing all afternoon/evening!

Things that may be causing it to not work:
-Botched wire for the tps (not likely)
-Fuel pressure gauge reading zero (meaning all the fuel was just going back to the tank so little to nothing to go to the injectors)
-Messed up timing
-the exhaustake cam isn't set properly
-I suck at life and Miata (most likely the cause)
If I even go down that road it wouldn't be until snows back on the ground. lol

I remember doing my build and the hardest part about the whole god damn thing was when it came time to actually start the car and get it running.

Good luck with it man!
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Old 06-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #147
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yeah it really seamed that you werent getting any spark, even tho it did spark when we pulled the plug out and checked

charge your damn battery. i dont like that it was going to 8v. that could have something to do with this
I am going to trickle charge that beeeotch tonight and tomorrow. Going to hit that thing hard saturday, then try to get the car running

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If I even go down that road it wouldn't be until snows back on the ground. lol

I remember doing my build and the hardest part about the whole god damn thing was when it came time to actually start the car and get it running.

Good luck with it man!
Snow time is the best time to take things apart, just have to reassemble in a timely manner.
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Oooooook, long time no update. For those that give a **** read on. Otherwise scroll down to the pretty pictures

Ebay FPR was missing its internals so there was no pressure. Guy wouldn't respond so no refund. Put in aeromotive and got pressure. Cut the hard lines for reliability (one got pinched) and put the proper clamps on all the lines.

Other thing that was keeping her from starting was the cranking rpm setting in ms, if it is set too low it won't let your car start. Fucked with that for a good week or two till diyautotune gave me a clue.

Adjusted the plug in the head...hopefully it doesn't blow out on the breakin. Put the dash in and battled the steering wheel into position. Got that ---- in and put 1/4" spacers in/on to put the wheel a bit lower. I think I want to go down one inch though, I need to buy longer bolts. Also put the cluster in and the meters work, just no lights most likely because I shorted some **** out.

Today/tonight I put the hood on, the headlight buckets in, headlight covers on, measured for my motorless healight setup, and figured out where the plug that goes to nothing goes to (it/they are for the climate control). Here are pics to prove I am doing something:









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Those louvres look brilliant, I think the dark blue colour helps.
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The hood is awesome. I have not seen one like this but I love it. I only wish I would have enough hood left to do something similar.
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:46 AM   #151
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Thanks, the hood was a one off kinda thing. Wish the louvers were in a spot that made them do some good. When it starts driving again I am going to make a speed bump of some sort in front of them to see if I can make a negative pressure spot over them and pull air out through them.
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:50 PM   #152
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Well she started and went to 3000rpm's immediately (after ******* with the settings for 30 minutes because she wouldn't so much as sputter). Called my buddy and he said I should probably disconnect the iacv. Did it and she ran pretty well for a few moments till I turned her off. Then I checked under the car and a puddle of oil and coolant had built up and was dripping off the entire center section of the subframe. Jacked up the car and it seems to be all coming from the stock oil cooler so going to have to pull it off and find out wtf is up with it, anybody have any recommendations for what to check? I may have not tq's it properly if at all...

Then it started to pour outside so no break in yet

On another note all the meters seem to be working well and when cranking the oil pressure jumps to 50psi range. I'll have video and msq's later
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Wow that kid who told u to disconnect the iacv must have been smart :-D lol
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Old 10-01-2011, 10:05 PM   #154
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Hell yeah he is!

On another note I gotta get some more oil because the oil and coolant looked to be making a nastay concoction and I don't want to risk it having gotten back into the oiling system. At least I know she's ready to go
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you have a 99 on it right now? what did you do about the CAS in the front of the VC?

on another note, swwwwwweeeeeeet build
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it is a 99 head, I just got rid of that vc and went with an escort one. I mean you could cut off the cam cover area, throw a 94-97 vc on, use that vc with no sensor and a plug installed, or the sensor hooked up. There is a blank out in the back of the head to put the cas into. Just gotta pop the cap out. The cam is keyed for it and everything. pretty cake to do actually.

And thanks!
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But theres nothing on the back of the head on the intake side? Its all in the head.


Do you hve a pic of the cas setup?
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No, it is on the exhaust side, I can take a pic tomorrow for ya.

So today there was much anger followed by more oily hand to face and laughter. It would seem when I put the engine in the car I threw the oil filter on to protect the threaded tube that goes through the oil cooler buuut I never went back to put it together.

Then when I cranked the car before and saw coolant and oil coming out I interpreted it as I had a bad hose clamp or something and a separate oil leak that just happened to be in the same area (or just coming from between the filter and cooler) so new clamps, change oil, and hope for miracles. Well none were realized, I still don't know how magnets work, and I spent 2 hours trying to get the oil filter off (which eventually happened after cutting up a strap wrench, killing a pipe wrench, putting a screw driver through it, jamming vice grips into it, and eventually getting oil filter pliers and practically ripping it in half).

When I got the filter off the hilarity ensued. Besides not putting any kind of gasket between the oil cooler and the block I didn't even put the nut on to keep the thing in place. So it was only being held on by the oil filter.

Not sure what measures I should take to make sure I didn't/don't **** myself over but I am thinking before I take her out run one more change of oil through her and go back to the straight 30 weight oil for the break in. Anybody have any recommendations?
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I would do just as you describe. I would put new oil in it run it for about 15 min. then change it and run it for about 15 min. Then check it. If you feel anything looks weird change it again then test it.
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Good to hear its running!
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