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Old 09-20-2015, 05:26 AM   #61
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Update





Got all the boot carets in. I have never had any in this car and got them with the interior carpet





Its a bit dusty now but vacuums up mint





Pulled my boost gauge apart. Wouldn't recommend it unless you are very patient, Im not. This is primer





Put back together. It looks ok but not 100% happpy with it. Mounted the sterio and hooked up the lc-1 and boost controller. There is a serious amount of wiring behind here





Vinyl wrapped the speaker panels. (The line came out with the heat gun)





Wrapped the top bolster on the right. Left is factory.





Made a panel for the gauges in MDF and vinyl on top.

I have given myself next weekend to work on the car and progress will be slow for the next month or so. I need to save up for some more parts and have work to do on my house. Still aiming to have the car ready for summer
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:51 AM   #62
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Update

Did a little bit on the door cards

Mocked up




Still need to repaint the black surround on the top of the doors,the over spray and condition of them bug me.

Until next time
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:34 PM   #63
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Update

Well I'm back with some more updates

Has been another crazy busy month with work and life

Went to a Tedx conference which was pretty cool and met some cool people.

Actually met a guy with an electric mx5







It was really well built. Needed more turbo





And the petrol car you could build for that price....

Have gotten a lot of little jobs out of the way. Mainly tidying up the interior





Gauges and control panel all mounted for the last time....needs more stainless things IMO will get the car going first





Autoclutch Custom built this clutch setup for my car very happy with their business so far hoping it will hold up well. Its a carbon kevlar faced clutch plate with a modified cover plate for more clamping force





Installed in the car note my random green clutch line





Got a tidy new gearbox from my parts guy will get that in this weekend too hopefully.

After reading all of the fail with debris getting in peoples oil, I'm quite nervous for starting my car up. Will be changing the oil after 20kms 500kms and 1000kms.

Will have more updates soon hopefully tires, porting my wastegate and downpipe
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:31 AM   #64
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Update

Gearbox is in





Yay





ppf and everything hooked up





Pulled the IM again to keep m2cupcar haapy<br/>Going to solid mount my opg and run a flexible hose to the block.
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car is looking great. makes me want to build a clean street car, instead of a race car that is currently dirty as hell.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:14 AM   #66
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car is looking great. makes me want to build a clean street car, instead of a race car that is currently dirty as hell.
Thanks I appreciate it The panel work is really average though will have to sort this out next year at some stage. The more I spend on this car the more I wish I had got a nice tidy unregistered car and made a dedicated race car. I am still young though... and it seems you can't just have one miata
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Thanks I appreciate it The panel work is really average though will have to sort this out next year at some stage. The more I spend on this car the more I wish I had got a nice tidy unregistered car and made a dedicated race car. I am still young though... and it seems you can't just have one miata
yea, you need both.if i had a nice street car i would just turn it into a track rat anyway.
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Old 10-28-2015, 01:00 AM   #68
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My next project will be this





1980 Mazda B1600 with a BP coversion and front and rear suspension its a miata ute basically





Have since sold the flat deck and got a proper tray




I crashed my first mx5 when I was 16 and wrote it off. I parted it out and sold the suspension to the guy that was building this ute. It has all of my original cars brakes suspension and subframes. More photos will follow at some stage. It is seriously clean under the cab. Fully powdercoated everything and most new bits through out. I got it for a steal really, as the guy moved to Australia and needed to sell it. Its going to be a while before this gets done. Need to finish my house, think about getting married etc other more important things. My girlfriend has been surprisingly patient with the mx5 though. Anyway enough rambling I need to order some more bits :P
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Update





Hotside all sorted. Need to pull the Inter cooler forward at the bottom to gain some clearance between the water hose





Changed the OP sender and oil feed setup this shouldn't snap off now. Will mount the sender to the frame rail with some sort of P clamp or similar





Need to replace this bushing it is absolutely fubared

Hoping to start it this month

Still to do

DP (Brothers friend is hopefully doing it this week)
Finish the exhaust check its got clearance, Mount it properly, Clean it up
Water lines for turbo
Heater hoses (waiting on DP to fit them to length)
Mount OP sender
New IM on its way, mount the IM
Wastegate mount, vacuum hoses
Mount LC-1 and Oxy sensor
Install the coil packs
Prime Oil pump check everything is sweet
Fire it up fingers crossed
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Update





Downpipe under way.





Needed a little bit more clearance from the rail.





Package turned up from carbon miata





Stoked with the speaker panels

Hopefully the downpipe will be close to finished tonight. My brothers friend has gone way beyond the call of duty. He is doing crazy hours at work and still has time to fit my stuff in. Really pleased with his fab skills. I didn't have the time/patience to have a go at the DP even though I was planning to. Should have some more photos this weekend
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Downpipe is finished (well the hard part anyway)


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Update





Rerouted my oil feed line and OPS





-6 waterlines done apart from heat wrapping





Cold side all routed. need to clock it a little further, so its not on the frame rail





The blue and red really annoys my inner ocd





Found this and had a good laugh

Thinking about getting a skunk 2 TB because not really interested in inhaling a TB screw,
Anyone running one and think they are awesome? They are bigger than my factory one right? Will look into a manifold at some stage too as I'm sure mine will flow like crap, just like my head.
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I'm sending you a pie-cut award. Downpipe is boss steampunk win.
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I'm sending you a pie-cut award. Downpipe is boss steampunk win.
Thanks haha. My brothers mate is a legend. I have met him twice and its almost like we just became best friends. They are heavy fab hence the durability of the dp.
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That is good steampunk.

I like my skunk2. It is a bit larger than stock. It has no provisions for coolant, so expect to give that up.
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That is good steampunk.

I like my skunk2. It is a bit larger than stock. It has no provisions for coolant, so expect to give that up.
Haha thanks guyths

Thats interesting about the coolant. What intake are you running? Is there any data on gains from the bigger TB? I can't imagine it can hurt though (not that I'm a scientist or anything)

Did you end up coming to NZ Mobius?
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Update

Hopefully going to start the engine next week all going well... Has taken far longer than I thought it would have, oh well such is life. Has been way too busy a year.

Got all of my turbo lines finished and sorted





Waterlines








Cold-side finished polished and BOV





Mounted coldside





Isn't actually much clearance between the radiator and the sway bar.





Starting to look line an engine bay





Horrible glare photo

Then I Decided I wanted to do some fender braces since I was in there anyway





Awesome photo of the fender braces installed...





The diff and transmission fluid I used and the heat-wrap I decided I didn't like





Another shot of the cold-side and BOV





Engine bay almost done





Silicone Heat-wrap which looks much better IMO<br/>

Need to sort out a few things to start it up.

Half filled with coolant and noticed a leak on the o ring up the front by the waterpump

need to finish the exhaust and mount the O2 sensor then fingers crossed it will go..

Still to buy/finish
Exhaust
Mount the bumper/front guards
Rough tune check timing etc
Waste gate actuator
Tires
Alignment
Warrant of fitness
Registration
Start road tuning
Final check of bolts over the car
Tidy tune up some more
Hopefully enjoy the car and drive the crap out of it

Still going to change coils and throttle body at some stage soon for peace of mind
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Update

Fixed the coolant leak only to find another one Sorted the next one out. it was easy i overlooked tightening one of the An fittings.

Go to prime the oil pump... Battery is dead have to wait overnight to charge that. Pulled out fuel injection fuse and spark plugs. Wind it over and over....
Finally oil pressure builds and comes out of the turbo feed which was left off to check for pressure. Tighten that down. Install the plugs again and put the fuse back in. Hoping for a miracle here, Notice a fuel smell after a few cranks look at the injectors, #2 is soaked in fuel. Decide to call it a night I worked 70+ hours and can't do life before some sleep.

Feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep I pulled off the fuel rail and check #2 injector. A torn O ring. Don't know how I managed to do this twice? I have never had this problem before. Re Install with a new O Ring. Wind it over.... really nervous at this stage. It fire right up and build oil pressure idling a bit high at about 2000rpms will need to finish the exhaust and check spark timing etc. Gave it a tiny blip to about 3500rpms its so much more responsive! I'm Excited to go for a drive now!
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Hi guys

Time for an update not all car stuff will get back to that soon

Went on a Roadtrip around New Zealand for the holiday break it was a much needed break.







This thing was loaded up to the roof





The commodore on the ferry





Wellington Harbour





A massive house we stayed in with some friends in Greytown





It had a pool which was great!





Selfie with the Girlfriend





Somewhere out of Greytown





Rowdy New Years Night in Rotorua...





The Luge in Rotorua. Would highly recommend if you come to New Zealand. Its a sled on wheels that you can race down a hill





Luge selfie





Last run.... Wouldn't recommend not braking for the last corners tipped it on its side and slid down the hill for about 15metres





Go cart place we went to





Electric Go carts they were aparently the fastest in New Zealand. My Girlfriend Gabrielle ended up beating my friend and I She must have been taking some great lines .3 faster than us on a 24 second lap...That was slightly depressing





Makeshift Bourbon holder. We spent a lot of time in this car





I love Asahi beer after going to Japan This Bar was in Napier





Around the Coast of Kaikoura On the way home








Borrowed my uncles mig very usefull!





Got some Toyo T1R tyres in a 205 Because of a lack of decent rubber here that wasn't an r comp.





Mid Pipe almost finished have 3 inch from the downpipe to the tip. Will get a decent photo of the exhaust when Ive finished it

Should have a video of the car running very very soon
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