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Old 03-20-2012, 03:26 PM   #1
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Hello everyone..

Currently on the road to putting a kit together to get my car charged..

The car I have is a 1990 eunos roaster 1.6 and pretty much bog standard...

Im based over in Cork in the south of ireland..

Im a virgin to turbo engines so ease it in slowly

I've pretty mch spent a month researching and im reading corky bells book after seeing all the recommendations

My list includes the following

Garrett t25. Obtained
Hoping to save up for an Artech main and down pipe
Wb02
Braided lines
IAT
Knock sensor
I have a n uprated clutch..
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ill throw up a picture of the car as it stands tomorrow....

Oh and an mspnp2.. they look the ****
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My list includes the following

ECU
Wb02
Garrett t25. Obtained
Hoping to save up for an Artech main and down pipe
Braided lines
IAT
Knock sensor
I have a n uprated clutch..
fixed that for you.
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fixed that for you.
Looking at the megasquirt pnp.. I like how much they seem to be capable of
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Couple of pictures of how it stands now



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Old 03-23-2012, 12:46 PM   #6
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got this today
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bit of an update

























all in all a pretty good shell.. i have most of the parts i need now minus the ECU and Exhaust but tipping away at it every evening. first thing i want to do now is tidy the engine bay and fix any issues in the while the engine is out... all comments welcome
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Nice work Rhys!

Just curious which clutch you are using?
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Are you going to rebuild the engine? Why did you remove it?
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Are you going to rebuild the engine? Why did you remove it?
The engine has almost 200,000 miles on it.. I got another eunos engine off my mate with only 60,000 miles on it so just gonna use that.. same year and spec as mine just alot more fresh.. im using an f1 stage 2 clutch
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farted around again for a bit last night. waiting on parts and then ill tear the engine from the donor car.. for now i did my gearbox seal



and cleaned and painted the rocker cover..





Cannot wait to get working on the engine.. the turbo is just looking at me from the shelf :P
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did a bot more this weekend. the Ecu and manifold will be ordered at the end of the week Rang Joe Power in Dublin and had a chat about mapping.. . pics below of the hydraulic cam followers. most of them were pretty much solid so hopefully the clean will sort the ticking on warm up

















when the mounts get here pop the engine back in ordered an ARtech downpipe and manifold, megasquirt ECU and an intercooler kit from MX5 DAN in the UK..tipping along nicely now
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Rhys, whats going on in Cork? we need an update!
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Rhys, whats going on in Cork? we need an update!
not a whole lot has been happening recently i had college exams up til yesterday..

but a few parts have been arriving





my intercooler kit arrived but i dont have any pictures of it yet.. ill take some later and show you then..i also have an innovate WB02 ready to go in once my DP and mani arrive from Abe.. apart from that not a huge amount on progress. ill be changing the rear engine seal and timing belt this week so i can at least get the engine in and running..
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for now heres an intercooler



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Looks like a good parts list, only thing is I would go with a more proven clutch: ACT or FM in particular. Don't want to have to replace that sucker after all this work.
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I agree with you completely.. I dont like the clutch really but it might have to do for a while.. I shouldnt have bothered getting it in the first place but ill have to see how funds are after i get my injectors.. Which is actually something i have no idea about.. Is it a case of the biggr the better or is there a fine balance there..
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Another thing i never highlighted properly was the reason the old engine is being changed.. Apart from it being ridulously high mileage wise it was also a short nose crank version. The new one is a long nose
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That clutch has been proven time and again by many people on this forum and many others too.

As for injectors, go big and never look back.
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With injectors the size is not the only specification that matters. Injector technology matters, and you want the newest tech.


Miata/RX7 injectors are EV1 (1976 design, yo!)
RX8/Deatschwerks are EV6
Injector Dynamics are EV14

If you only want to buy injectors once, go with Injector Dynamics ID1000.
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