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Old 05-21-2013, 01:25 AM   #41
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So when are you getting internals?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:04 AM   #42
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So when are you getting internals?
Then engine builder I plan on using is backed up for about a month which is fine with me because I haven't had a lot of time to work on the car between work and getting settled in my new house. It's just a matter getting time to pull the motor and get it to him.
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Are you working with BogusSVO or did you go with someone else?
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #44
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Are you working with BogusSVO or did you go with someone else?
Yes, I want to try and work with BogusSVO.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:18 PM   #45
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Alright so I've had a chance to get a little work done on the car. So after I got my MS in I realized I needed a DB37 connector from DIY. I soldered in some accessories I thought I would end up using in the future if not right away. BTW white heat shrink tubing works nice for labeling wires. You just write on it before you heat it up.


I also ordered an aluminum IAT bung for my intercooler piping but I remembered that my factory intercooler piping was steel so until I'm ready to put the EFR on and redo the piping I made my own steel bung out of some bar stock I had. I drilled the hole for the sensor then cut the piece I wanted to use. Welded it to the piping and then tapped it for the sensor. Nothing fancy but it'll do until I install my new setup.





I also got around to installing my Walbro 255 fuel pump.


I installed my Fuel Injector Clinic 775cc injectors but it was late last night and I didn't take any pictures because I was in a rush to get everything back together and the MS at least connected. I did get the MS connected but I haven't mounted it yet. I registered for tunerstudio and then followed Reverant's start up instructions and got the car idling last night. I'm going to try and start tuning toady hopefully.

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I'm contemplating selling my hardtop (no headliner no defrost) and getting one with the headliner and defrost. Mine just doesn't seem to fit right. Im not sure if there is a slight shape difference between the NA and NB tops but its annoying. I was also thinking of just taking my soft top out completely and bolting the hardtop down. The wife on the other hand is not in favor of said idea.
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #46
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....I was also thinking of just taking my soft top out completely and bolting the hardtop down. The wife on the other hand is not in favor of said idea.
I did that, but use the factory latches instead of the bolt on brackets (like Rennenmetal). I prefer the hardtop look and what it does offer for noise reduction. As such, I ordered a rollbar that isn't soft top compatible (harness bar doesn't work with glass rear windows).
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sell it...to me... but ya...amazing build...sub'd!
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:16 PM   #48
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Update:

I removed the FM intake kit and started my install of the Borg Warner set up. I finished fabricating the hot side intercooler piping along with all the oil and coolant lines.




Not done yet though. I still need to install DP and fab up the intercooler pipe from the TB to the intercooler... Besides that I just need to swap the injectors and MS2 back in.

I did start a little side project..



It's made out of 1/8" 5052 aluminum
Works like a charm too!
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Washer bottle? That looks awesome!
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:14 AM   #50
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Washer bottle? That looks awesome!
Yes it's a custom washer bottle I designed and put together. It took a little while to get the design down. This is actually the third and final design I came up with. It utilizes the factory pump as well. I have quite a bit oh left over material if there is any interest, I already made an extra one for RyanG, I'm not sure if it'll fit the same in NA's though.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:51 AM   #51
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I received a PM asking me about how I ran my AN lines so I figured it would be good to post in here. I utilized all the factory MSM spots on the block (-6AN to 12mmx1.25 for the coolant and -4AN to 10xmm1.5 for the oil inlet) then I welded a -6AN male fitting on to the 1/4" coolant line that was also originally used for the turbo. For the oil pan I used the BEGi MSM turbo drain flange with a 3/8" NPT to -8AN fitting.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #52
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Update:

Well I finished my turbo install today and I started it up and I was about to recheck the ignition timing. The car idled for about a minute (not even a terrible idle at that) and then died. When I went to crank it back up I heard a POP and then the coolant bubbled then the motor stopped cranking. I pulled the plugs and cylinder 2 was full of oil. I've never heard of a headgasket blowing while cranking, I wonder of maybe I blew out the valve stem seals. All I know is its a lot of oil. Enough to stop the motor from turning over after cranking a few times. I was so close... :(

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Old 07-28-2013, 11:19 PM   #53
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LOL... That is... Awesome. So much awesome the motor was like "**** this **** I'm out!"

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Wow, I guess you can blow a motor just cranking with an EFR. LOL, jk. That really sucks though, at least you were going to build the motor anyways.
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Wow, I guess you can blow a motor just cranking with an EFR. LOL, jk. That really sucks though, at least you were going to build the motor anyways.
Well I mean it spools up when you crank it over.
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I don't even understand.
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It think it might be bad seals too. At least it's only the valve cover you gotta remove to find out.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:15 PM   #58
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To avoid double posting the recent events here is a link to the thread I started on my situation.

https://www.miataturbo.net/engine-pe...ranking-74142/

long story short. I'm looking at getting the motor built.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:18 PM   #59
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UPDATE:

Well the motor is out and has been taken apart and I have a bent connecting rod.


Unfortunately that was only the effect of the oil and not the cause, which at this time is still unknown.

The head is being sent out to the machine shop on Monday to be checked for and cracks or other issues. The intake manifold was filled with oil when it was taken off the head but the throttle body and intercooler piping were dry so the oil had to have been sucked into the intake after the throttle body at some point I'm thinking. However the motor is in pieces and I'm still stumped!

The motor will be getting a few upgrades once this all get figured out though.




I noticed that the turbo manifold was a bit too close for my liking to my lower radiator hose connection on the block. I took the liberty of fixing said issue by notching the coolant outlet and changing the angle the hose connects to for a little added piece of mind.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #60
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So my motor still isn't done yet but I'm working on designing a new oil catch can that will go on the drivers side between the clutch master cylinder and the strut tower. It will have two -10AN inlets from the valve cover, one -10AN outlet to the intake, a manual drain and a sight to check the oil level. Still waiting on the weld on bungs to come in so not done yet but I have everything tacked together and will triple check the fitment tomorrow before welding it up. Here's some pics for now.

This first picture shows the inside of the catch can. I actually ended up shortening this part by by rows of holes but I forgot to take a picture after changing it. I will also be putting course steel wool in the big side of the catch can.






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