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Old 09-23-2010, 03:41 PM   #241
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I just have the external pump. I really didn't see a need to put a pusher in the tank. The external is designed to pull fuel over a certain distance before getting to the pump. I wrestled with the notion of putting a pusher in tank. But couldn't justify it, I believe most of the setups that use pusher pumps, also use the stock line to supply the main pump.

What flows more, a swizzle stick or a regular straw? A regular straw of course. The supply line to the pump is -8, then -8 from the pump through the fuel rail to the regulator, -6 for return to the tank. The stock supply line on a miata may be a tick over -4 if at all greater. I feel comfortable that my set up will have no problem supplying my fuel needs, even the additional 30% required by E85.
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My friend had the same thing happen with some older OBX flanged V-bands. He dremeled off a hair and they worked fine after that.

When I did the OBX flanged Vband on mine, I made sure to have it all clamped together through All the welding. It fits perfectly... of course they might have enlarged the tolerances since my friend used them last.
Would have been a good approach to use, I cleaned it up this morning and it fits well now, I will just have to see if it leaks after I start it, but it should be fine.
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Yeah that is fine, i was just curious.


its not like you have a surge tank to fill with the low pressure pump anyways...
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Would have been a good approach to use, I cleaned it up this morning and it fits well now, I will just have to see if it leaks after I start it, but it should be fine.
In for start up video... This is an awesome project. Very nice work!
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:43 AM   #245
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It Lives!! Albeit with an exhaust leak at the vband between the manifold and the turbo...****. I have to take this damn thing apart for the millionth time. I am going to take the manifold to a machinist and have them true the flange.

I will be headed to the dyno in roughly two weeks for tuning.

Okay, this is actually a second start video. First start took about a minute of bumping the starter before it hit. Leading up to start up, I took the valve cover off and poured oil on the cams, rocker assembly, and drizzled some oil on the timing gears and chain. To prime the oil pump I removed the feed line from the turbo and shot oil down it using a 20 cc syringe. then I cranked the engine with no plugs in it and had 20 lbs of oil pressure within a couple of seconds. Then I buttoned every thing up and started the little beast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOlgLBXpOQc

Just watched the video, it sucks, no audio so I will post up another using my phone.
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I will be headed to the dyno in roughly two weeks for tuning.
Alright!

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Just watched the video, it sucks, no audio so I will post up another using my phone.
Glad it just wasn't my computer. Haha. Looks beast though...
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:03 AM   #248
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Took my manifold to an amazing machinist, who cleaned up the warped flange. According to his measurements the flange was out .012". The guy was amazing, even let me hang out and watch his work. When I got the manifold back home and bolted everything back together the leak was gone!! Here are some before and after shots.


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After surfacing, because of how deep the female groove is to receive the ring we decided not to remove any material from the ring.

The flanges mate nice now!
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Soon to be my air intake, 4" aluminum mandrel bend.

My pre dyno punch list is getting short. I need to build a support to keep the aluminum water line off of the blow off valve. I need to wire up my boost control, install my UEGO, and I need to get a catch can built, mounted, and plumed. My remote oil filter and oil cooler can wait until after the dyno day.

I will post up a few shots of machining on the bridgeport later today.

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damn dude I really love this build. your hitting all the points man. keep it up.
do you have any plans for the body of the car cause i do work for this company called Autokonexion
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Took my manifold to an amazing machinist, who cleaned up the warped flange. According to his measurements the flange was out 12,000ths.
You mean .012", so about 3 sheets of paper. I wouldn't initially think that to be much even over that small of a surface. But I'm glad your leak is gone
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:02 PM   #251
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^^^yeah that is what I meant, to tired last night when I posted so that is the way it came out. When you have two high spots that are .012" higher than the surrounding material it makes for a big leak.

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damn dude I really love this build. your hitting all the points man. keep it up.
do you have any plans for the body of the car cause i do work for this company called Autokonexion
Thanks for the props!
I looked at the autokonexion site, will most likely be ordering a carbon extractor hood from your shop.

Bumpers will be Racing Beat type II, and the flares will be from AWR. Here is a shot of the flares, they are blister fronts and bonded rears. I like the autokonexion fastback hard top, but I don't care for the bumpers or the fender flares. They are nice looking pieces, but just a touch to boy racer looking for my taste, no offense intended.

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Wow, those look pretty nice IMHO.
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AWR stuff is great. I like. You did see this though right? (sorry i had to lol)


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Yeah I looked at those, just not quite the look I want
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Gotcha. Well like i said, the AWR kit looks good also.
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You guys do have the extractor hood without the louvers available, right? I think the hood would look good with the AWR flares.
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Yes we do. Call Mike and tell him
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Thanks for the props!
I looked at the autokonexion site, will most likely be ordering a carbon extractor hood from your shop.

Bumpers will be Racing Beat type II, and the flares will be from AWR. Here is a shot of the flares, they are blister fronts and bonded rears. I like the autokonexion fastback hard top, but I don't care for the bumpers or the fender flares. They are nice looking pieces, but just a touch to boy racer looking for my taste, no offense intended.

Here are a couple of pics of the flares I plan on using.

That is so ******* pimp.
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