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Old 12-18-2010, 01:04 AM   #61
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You should *try* retaining the ppf.
Using cross braces shouldn't be too hard since everyone swapping our cars pretty much does that. If you can figure out how to retain the ppf do it. If not, no worries.
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Where's the oil pickup now, at the back of the engine, in the sump? Got any pics of how you modded it?

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The oil pickup Does come from the front, being it is originally a front sump design. Should be done with the tube soon.


As far as the ppf, do you guys think I'll actually feel a loss in "character" of the car without it? I will be doing some racing with it on the side, but it'll be my dd otherwise.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:12 AM   #63
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Small update, made these flat spots for the bolts:

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Also began removing the engine. Updates soon
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:59 PM   #64
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Does love this oilpan! Good work amigo.
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Old 12-22-2010, 08:44 AM   #65
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Thank you.

Been busy these last two nights..

Out with the old..

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In with the new

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Almost there

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And it's in!

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It still had the stock mounts hangin up on the subframe, but there will be no need to cut the hood. Motor mount locations are very close, so that should be a piece of cake.

Now maybe you Guys can help me out with this one; I af one point saw a photo of a diff "hanger" since there will be no ppf.. I believe it was a fe3 swap thread. I just need to look at that pic again.

Anyways, updates soon
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What are you doing for ECU?
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What are you doing for ECU?
I'll be running the stock ecu at first, and leave it at 12-14lbs. After that I'm not sure yet, but it'll be standalone. I'll be putting in a better diff, roll bar, and 6uls before that though... Priorities priorities..
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stock nissan ecu?
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stock nissan ecu?
Yes, the sr20s
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thats what i wanted to know.
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Now maybe you Guys can help me out with this one; I af one point saw a photo of a diff "hanger" since there will be no ppf.. I believe it was a fe3 swap thread. I just need to look at that pic again.

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It is from the F20c conversion that hingstonwm did. https://www.miataturbo.net/showthrea...t=42810&page=3
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My boner went soft when I saw the abomination you are swapping that motor into.

I truly hope you pull it later and swap it into something that doesn't look like its a heap of **** or at least re-paint the whole car including bay and "clean" it up a bunch.

Otherwise good progress
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My boner went soft when I saw the abomination you are swapping that motor into.

I truly hope you pull it later and swap it into something that doesn't look like its a heap of **** or at least re-paint the whole car including bay and "clean" it up a bunch.

Otherwise good progress
My priorities are to go fast before looking good, but i will be "cleaning" up the bay, then painting it flat black
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:57 AM   #74
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Made a little progress last night:

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The engine is now sitting in it's final location, and everything clears very well, including the hood. I am simply using shims under the oilpan to simulate the necissary clearance. There is also nothing protruding below the subframe, which is great, and my shifter still sits in it's original hole, just an inch back.
Next step is the motor, tranny, and diff mounts!
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Please don't paint it flat black.
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nothing wrong with flat black as long as its done right!
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FYI, I love flat black. My motorcycle is ALL flat black.

Another FYI, I've stayed away from a flat black interior or engine bay because of heat absorbent reasons. If you're not planning on tracking it or you're not in a terribly hot climate, you probably don't have to worry about it. But keep it in mind.
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I'd suggest a gray gloss, allows easier cleanup later and easier leak spotting. Can use one of the industrial brush on extra strong paints.
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Please don't paint it flat black.
What's wrong with a flat black engine bay?

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I'd suggest a gray gloss, allows easier cleanup later and easier leak spotting. Can use one of the industrial brush on extra strong paints.
I like that idea, I might just do that. Thank you.
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