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Old 03-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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I shall start my build thread. Right now here is the parts list, please let me know if I am missing anything. I am going to start on it March 28th, and will post tons of pictures.

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T25 turbo from a SR20DET redtop
BEGi 1.6 cast iron manifold
BEGi separated gas down pipe flange, with assorted mandrel bent pipes
1.8 brown top injectors
Bipes ACU
FM o2 Clamp
GM MAP sensor and pigtail
27x6x2.5 chinacooler
Autometer boost and wide band gages
10mm-4JIC fitting, oil supply line, 3/8npt-8JIC fitting, return line, 14mm banjo bolts and fittings.
K&N air filter

On the Way
BOV
"A" pillar dual gage mount
Fleabay oil catch can

Awaiting BEGi (soon to ship)
rising rate FPR w/mount
1.6 AFM mount
Walbro 190 fuel pump, and install kit
intercooler plumbing (from sale page)
wastegate relocation bracket
7-10 psi wastegate actuator

Will do
once done and running, take to muffler shop for cat and the rest of the sytem
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:32 PM   #2
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All parts are here except the BEGi FMU, and a heat shield that managed to jump out of the box before shipping. But the FMU will be here by time I get my hoses from Hose Techniques. So as planed the car will hit the jack stands this weekend. P/S, A/C, and the dash will all come out. I will be sure to post lots of pictures, including my craptacular welding skills with the mig. But first a funeral in the morning, then Miata work time.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:49 AM   #3
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Miata on stands
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Stock Miata with A/C, P/S, NA
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Manifold installed, A/C removed, P/S removed, turbo hung for fittment check. Got a FM silicone lower rad hose to eliminate the lower pipe. After I lobbed 3" off the engine side it fits perfect. BTW I was tired when I took this pic, I will post a better one tomorrow.

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Nice to see someone get some use out of that bipes. Best of luck!
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you didnt want to just use a ms right from the get go?

Good luck, if you need any help let me know!
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you didnt want to just use a ms right from the get go?

Good luck, if you need any help let me know!
I like to make things difficult for my self. Give my self a challenge. Then after I cuss and swear and set the car on fire I will buy the MS.

Acutually I am going off of Corky's recomendations, for a 8 psi car. I have my spare block, and maybe when I get motivated I will build a turbo motor, and shoot for higher boost goals.

And thanks for the offer. Right now everthing is going smoothly, cept the wrong fitting the hose shop sold me. Today I will fab up the down pipe, intercooler bracket, and intercooler plumbing (I hope).
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Old 03-29-2009, 02:37 AM   #7
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Todays progress

FM lower silicone hose
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Got my SGDP built, muffler shop told me to leave the flange off, that he would take care of it for me.
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Following Joe's intercooler install I built a simular mount. But instead of using 2" angle iron I had some 16 gage steel C chanelled.
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Tomorow I will make the cold side intercooler plumbing, and install the injectors. Wife made a dinner appointment for 6 so I am limited on time :(
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Latest photos

Driver Side
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Front
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Intercooler plumbing as per Joe and BEGi sale items
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I still have the Walbro, Bipes, and o2 Clamp to install. But I did start it to see if there were any oil or coolant leaks at idle. When started it was hunting real bad and wouldn't idle for crap. Finally I gave up and went inside for the evening. As I was writting my list of things to ask Stephanie it hit me. In my rush to start the car I left a gaping intake leak between the MAF and the Turbo, I left all the breathers disconnected because I broke the PCV on accident

Oooops.
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and the final pictures A completed and well running car

Here you can see the fleabay breather can installed.
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In this picture you can kinda see the HKS SSBOV under the rad hose. Also I changed out the WG plumbing to 1/4 brake tubing, and you can see the mount for the K&N air cleaner. I guess it is not done yet, I still need to hook up the cold air intake to the filter.
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The muffler shop did a nice job of installing the 2.5" exhaust using the mandrel bent pipe I supplied him with. The muffler is a Magnaflow race series muffler. The car is no louder than it was with the RB power pulse. Nice and stealthy.
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Also showing off my 949 rear brace that I got at LS LOL.
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I think I have some less-ricey plumbing we can replace that tubing with.

I think we can work something better out with the inlet location too. Overall looks good man.
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I think I have some less-ricey plumbing we can replace that tubing with.

I think we can work something better out with the inlet location too. Overall looks good man.
I could have picked up some push lock at the hose shop, but money was running tight LOL
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move the filter between the master and fender....why source extremely hot air, when you can source only hot air?
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move the filter between the master and fender....why source extremely hot air, when you can source only hot air?
Tried to do that originally, I wanted to use the cowl intake hole. But that K&N can is 7.5" at its widest point and it doesn't fit. I have another section of black aluminum tubing coming. That will hook up to the intake side of the air cleaner then go over the rad to draw air. It will basically be a simular design to JRs cold air box.
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