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Old 10-10-2017, 12:41 AM   #361
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I turned the boost table down a percent above 6k before this event, due to the 193kpa street pulls. Sunday morning in the 59F ambient I hit boost cut twice. Yay for a tank full avg 95 octane gas.

Working on vids now.

I am satisfied with my driving this weekend. Here's the tally:
Number of wheels off : ZERO.
Number of times I touched dirt: ZERO.
Apexes missed: > ZERO
And here's the part where this is miataturbo.net and I would be remiss for not reporting this. It's mandatory.
Rides given to another man's wife that she will never forget:
Where she says and I quote "Holy **** that was awesome"
"That was one of the best times I have ever had"
"We are totally turboing our miata"
"You are a badass"
Number of times that happened: ONE


And really, honestly, does that need to happen more than once? No.

Dan, Dana, good luck on your turbo build, hope to see you with the car at next year's event.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:45 AM   #362
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Sounds like you had a great time.

Here's the "sonofthehill" dual catch can diagram. Both cans are completely sealed with just 2 ports and the PCV valve must seal when blowing from the intake manifold to the valve cover. I recently bought a nice one from Napa but they seem to change often. The hot side can is optional and mine is not yet reinstalled, just a hose to my air filter for the moment.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:57 AM   #363
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Hmm. I don't have an easy way of plugging into my turbo intake. Not sure I want to. I'll PM more about this.

Here's my best lap, set first session Sat morning with Thumpett as ballast. There is much time to be gained, umm, everywhere? I was honestly quite surprised I did not better this time over the weekend. It's possible the RR's are on their last legs, as they were take offs when I got them 4 track days before this session. But there is much skill to be gained here for sure. Laguna is ... a ***** course. It's perhaps not super technical, but it requires *****. Mine got squeezed real hard a while back, so I have to work my way back. I feel ok with my progress. When this lap was run this was my 4th session ever at Laguna, with no right side coaching whatsoever, so I'm more than satisfied to have hit around the SM lap record in my car, on its first turbo weekend, with a passenger on board.

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Nice lap!

Here's my current setup, or just a decent filter on the hot side. Maybe a little heat shield.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:07 PM   #365
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Turbine wheel looks fine. So loose wastegate with gas on both sides >> wired open wastegate.

Now to reconnect this motherfucking vband.

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Trick to v-band ease while installing solo is to bolt the DP up to the catback first. That takes up most of the weight which lets you focus on flange alignment. I use a manual speed wrench for the v-band clamp (NO IMPACT GUNS).
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:07 AM   #367
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I have a Milwaukee 1/4" battery impact I use for all the small stuff. Yes it's technically an impact but it's not very strong.

I think I will have to figure out something with a jack to support the downpipe. I'll try bolting it up at the bottom first but I'm not sure I'll be able to get it to completely mate up without it being free at the end. We will see.
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Oil drain line now properly clears all the things. For anyone else who puts the bunghole in the preferred, engine out location, the line that comes with the oil/water lines will be totally unsuitable for you. It needs to be significantly shorter, it needs a 90 on the bottom, and it needs a 45 at the top.

This will allow it to clear the power steering and coolant in hoses without issue.

When having the hose built, you need to orient the 45 to the 90 either 45 or 90 degrees to the left. IE, if looking directly down the hose with the 90 at the bottom facing directly away from you, clock the 45 at the top so the fitting goes 45, up to 90, to the left.

After action report:

Intercooler driver's side mount to the AC condenser screw fitting lost its screw.

Other than that, car has no issues.
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Finagling with a jack makes things possible solo.


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That's how we do it!

Wow, TSE kit even has treadstone v bands.
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Baus mode engaged!

Took me a cold chisel and a hammer to get that ****** to release. Is stronk.
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A screwdriver under the "v" will pop each third loose pretty easily. Treadstone's clamp is way, way nicer than BW's.
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Very nice.
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My 3m eraser wheel arrived, and I spent some time with on on Saturday removing the crud if the tape residue from the Tupperware. It did a pretty good job on that and I think it's a decent 10-footer now. The wheel didn't really touch the masking tape residue on the hardtop and the top of the windshield frame (for those that do not recall, this is from good intentions of he who stored the car until I returned from New Zealand, and didn't want a leak).

Since I'm going to paint the hardtop anyway, sanding will take car of it.


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How'd you do at autox?

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