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Old 09-13-2010, 07:18 PM   #1
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So, this was originally going to be a really cheap build.. then I got yelled at for trying to buy an eBay manifold.

As a compromise, I am now using a Begi manifold and thank this community for its guidance.

Anyway, my setup is as follows:

Begi old-style manifold
Tial BOV
AEM EMS 1710 (ait and map)
CX Racing intercooler and custom plumbning
T28 Churbo
eBay Downpipe (will probably be ordering one from Artech eventually)
440cc WRX Lt. Blue Injectors
ATP Turbo Hardware
-6an coolant plumbing (SS)
-3an oil feed (SS)
-10an return line (SS)
Buschur MBC

Yeah, this is a really simple setup- will probably tune to 6psi and hope to make 140hp. This is my 8th car and my 2nd turboed; I look forward to learning more about the NA chassis through this site.

This is a 1994 Miata with 40,000 mi on the chassis and motor.

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So far I've tapped the oil pan and wired up the sensors.. taking it slow since I drive the car everyday.





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Nice clean platform you got there. Do you have a/c?
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Yes, that's the reason behind my strange return location.
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I have AC and it wasn't an issue. Looking forward to your progress, I don't know of any other boosted Miata's on Long Island, though I did meet a guy with a supercharged 95 running a Powercard who's on his 4th engine.


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Yours is much farther forward than his, but it looks like it should be ok.

Then again, he put it pretty high up. Hopefully it's far enough back.
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Oh, I measured and mocked everything up before drilling that hole. It was an annoying task of removing the oil pan with the motor in the car, but after seeing the amount of shavings I was glad.

My placement was due to three factors: the A/C compressor and bracket, a shorter routing of my return line- albeit by a small margin, and the line being higher from the ground.

This had to be completed over a weekend, as I use the miata to commute. Hopefully, by the end of tomorrow, my EGR will be deleted and I can begin calibrating the AEM EMS..
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Update for this week:

EGR tube was deleted. The valve and other electronics involved are staying in until I find some information on the process. Not sure what to disconnect or to leave in.

Here is my makeshift block off plate. I made it out of some scrap steel, no one can see it anyway:



And just because it was an ordeal in itself, the EGR tube:



I really give anyone credit who can remove that thing easily.. Taking the bracket off behind the motor took 20 minutes..


Also, I decided to hold back on the 550cc injectors. In their place, an old set of WRX 440's will be retrofitted. My Subaru's legacy will live on... I will be sending them out to Witchhunter soon..


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A friend of mine was kind enough to donate a SPT filter to my cause. Compliments the injectors nicely, just needs to be cleaned.

Thought the size comparison was pretty funny as well.

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Are you going to have this done for the dyno day?
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Yeah, everything is done. Just took the turbo off to finish the hotside piping. Luckily, Rafa is helping me with the tune, so I can make my final adjustments during the dyno day.
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An update:

Only part left to go on is my drain line. The one I purchased off a member on here was too short =[

Anyway, the only interesting thing I've done on this car is the WRX injector swap. As they are about 12 milimeters shorter than stock, I bought some extenders to compensate. I know many people have thought about this modification; WRX 440's are dirt cheap.

Here are the results:





You will need the "Help!" Fuel Injection O-Rings from Autozone Part #90100

I used the same fat, brown O-ring (the largest in the pack) on the top and bottom of injector. For the seal, I used the Smallest black injector seal. I'll get exact measurements later.

Black seal: 13mm OD, 9mm ID
Brown O-Ring:

Source for the extenders:

http://www.fiveomotorsport.com/elect...s/?itemid=1136

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Pics of the AEM or it's not true!
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Haha, yes... that was the hardest part of this install...

Good thing I went over everything before starting; the return line was extremely taught and definitely would have failed. For some reason it's taking UPS a week to bring me another from Ohio..

You're the man Rafa, can't wait to start this beast.. You've been an amazing resource throughout the process.
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Return line is all together and ready to go.. Just need the weather to lighten up, doesn't look good though.



It's a nice piece.
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A friend of mine was kind enough to donate a SPT filter to my cause. Compliments the injectors nicely, just needs to be cleaned.

Thought the size comparison was pretty funny as well.

That's a cute little guy, lol.
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What's going on with those mudflaps? Yosemite Sam or reclining lady?
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They're modified Rally Armor urethanes from my WRX. Haven't gotten around to buying ones for my actual application. They do what they're supposed to: protecting my paint.
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Looking forward to your progress, I don't know of any other boosted Miata's on Long Island]
Same here. I could use a miata buddy lol
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They're modified Rally Armor urethanes from my WRX. Haven't gotten around to buying ones for my actual application. They do what they're supposed to: protecting my paint.
I was going to post something about mine. Just bought them for my '08 Lancer, the standard ones, which are only $45. Held them up to the miata and it'd look like they'd work with a little modification, if someone's looking for some badass mudflaps.
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