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Old 04-12-2016, 02:55 PM   #181
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I would shorten the hose and clamp it to the motor so that it doesn't hit the firewall or tube frame. That way any vibration of the motor stays with the motor and oil line.
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Old 04-12-2016, 11:14 PM   #182
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Personally i'd clamp it to the bracket for the coils.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:56 AM   #183
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Looks less like spaghetti than I thought.





Access to plugs, plus out of the way. Not bad.
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:01 AM   #184
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Link to bracket?
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Old 04-14-2016, 01:07 AM   #185
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Link to bracket?
Just checked....disappeared from fleabay. So I'm using two brackets--Ebay plus custom. I can actually build a bracket that combines the two, but the market for something like this is what....you?

edit--this one's close: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LS2-Truck-He...xUucFX&vxp=mtr

even better: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LSx-LS1-LS6-...ZUMerQ&vxp=mtr

ta da!! : http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Cylinder-L...lRveZl&vxp=mtr
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Old 04-21-2016, 12:36 AM   #186
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Default GarageStar Pulleys

I'm really liking these GarageStar pulleys. Very clean and not too bling. Just right.
The stock crank pulley is looking a little forlorn now...

Brakes too. This is a resurrected BBK from Monster Miata. In other words it's an old kit made by Martin that's made the rounds, and now Martin decided to build it again. There are bigger and badder BBK's now, but this one has more than enough stopping power for the Cat.
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Old 04-27-2016, 12:43 AM   #187
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Default Look familiar?

So this is what I found when I opened the diff. Hmmm. At least now I know it's a 4.10 ring, and the one sitting on my bench is a 4.30. Looking for a 3.63 or 3.90 to add to my Torsen setup. Thoughts?

I pulled open the differential to check the spline count and found this. (4.10 BTW). Anyone recognize?





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Old 04-27-2016, 03:19 PM   #188
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Are those bolts safety wired from the factory?
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Are those bolts safety wired from the factory?
NOPE, but I think I figured it out. I'm looking at a 1986-1991 Mazda RX-7 LSD
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:27 PM   #190
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Random side question, are you using the turbo that comes with the CXRacing setup. If so would you mind pulling off the compressor housing and taking some measurements of the turbine wheel? I am just curious what size T3 they are using.
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Random side question, are you using the turbo that comes with the CXRacing setup. If so would you mind pulling off the compressor housing and taking some measurements of the turbine wheel? I am just curious what size T3 they are using.
Sorry--I binned the turbo (sold for pennies, actually) and went with a Disco Potato hybrid. I think I kept the V-band hot side flange (internally wasted) and the waste gate controller with nipples to both sides of the diaphragm. A waste gate controller is on my list.
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Old 04-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #192
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I was gonna say, that's an RX7 clutch pack diff.
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I was gonna say, that's an RX7 clutch pack diff.
So next question is where do I get good replacement innards to rebuild? OEM? OS Giken? Scrap it and just weld up the diff like dem drift kings?!
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I guess it depends on what you want out of it. I know there have been a few guys here on MT over the years that have played with the RX7 unit but I'm not sure how far anyone has taken it.
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The House Cat is far enough along that we pushed it up to Bent Motorsports for some wiring. The car will have a MS3PNP along with a RacePak SmartWire setup. Hurdles will include the LS coils and the higher resolution timing wheel. Oh well--deal with that later...

Still need a paint color. Black doesn't look too bad, so maybe a dark silver?

Engine getting closer. GarageStar water and alternator pulleys look great!

Back on wheels (17x9 6UL with 235/40 NT-01's). Orange tape shows where the buttons and electronics go.

Martin from Monster Miata taking a Friday afternoon break, checkin' out the Cat.
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Curious as to the hose leading from the exhaust side of the valve cover into the port on the intake manifold where we'd normally expect the PCV valve to be connected.
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Curious as to the hose leading from the exhaust side of the valve cover into the port on the intake manifold where we'd normally expect the PCV valve to be connected.
Ya don't worry about that hose. It just got popped on there so it stayed out of the way...
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and here we thought you were doing the Hyper PCV re-route
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and here we thought you were doing the Hyper PCV re-route
I've done dumber things...

The House Cat is actually getting wired up right now with a SmartWire system and a MSPNP2. IR Sensors will be added at all four corners (CAN BUS) for tire and brake temperatures. Pictures to follow. While the House Cat gets work, Cat #1 got some new engine bay splash guards. They turned out nice for a retrofit.



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The trunk buck is getting ready to be shot with PVA so the mold can be made. I'm looking forward to the added functionality.

The new trunk will have room for helmets and tools, even a mini jack. It could also carry enough for an weekend of fun.


Some orange ND found its way into Dave's shop.
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