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Old 09-10-2008, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for all of the comments, more updates to follow.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:17 AM
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It's been a month- whats the update?

Are you going to reinforce the squares you have cut out for the wiring?
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:10 AM
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I cant get over how much better the transmission looks.
I repainted under my hood red; after looking at yours I wish I would have painted mine black.
It is looking good keep the updates coming

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Thanks for all of the comments, more updates to follow.
Good luck getting your car running tonight.
After a long build like this you have to be excited!
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:27 PM
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Update!! About ******* time. No more dealing with weddings, bad weather, lack of fuel in the S.E. region, laziness (fishing), and other festivities. But lets have a look see on where the previous motor fell on its face:

You can see where the woodruff key did the damage and the indentation on the crank/pulley:

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Mangled woodruff key
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Now back to the build, literally one problem after another. First we had a hard time getting the car to turn over thinking it was the battery since it has been sitting 8+ months. Ruled that out and had a look at the starter. Look around and found the ground strap to be torn off. A trip to Autozone, $7 dollars, and 15 minutes later problem solved. With everything checked off the list and fluids topped off, we turned over the motor to get adequate oil pressure. Connected the fuel injectors, Turn the key, and she starts on the first CRANK!

Let her idle and started to check the timing. Problem #2. Mechanically and ear wise, it sounded spot on. The timing gun read other wise. It was advanced something retarded, 50+ degrees. Looking at this, we both thought wth so we started messing with the CAS to get it closer to TDC but the closer the mark got, the more the motor wanted to choke. Cut off the motor, ripped the valve cover, front engine plates, and double checking the timing. Everything is spot on. Brad takes off the crank pulley and checks the timing mark. Goes and compares to my previous motors pulley and look what we found:

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The markings were off, which stumped us on why would Mazda have two differnt pulleys. Installed my original crank pulley, put back all the necessities, check timing, and its SPOT ON THE MONEY. TDC!! Timing is set, cut off the motor and forgot we had to bleed the clutch...PROBLEM #3. After 10 minutes of pumping/bleeding, there was still no pressure. Checked on the clutch cylinder just to find out it failed and that is where we are at kiddies. Mother nature is also taking a **** on my parade for the next two days so no go until this friday. Visiting family in VA this weekend also.

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Immediate things to do list:
-Install new clutch cylinder and bleed it
-Retuck wiring under drivers fender
-Reinstall interior (passenger seat, harnesses, etc)

Turbo install to come within the month at the latest I hope.

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Old 10-08-2008, 11:41 PM
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It seems like you are doing your build the right way. I like where you're going with this. Keep us posted!
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Thanks!
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A break in the weather today and got a chance to put in the new clutch slave cylinder. Bleed it and took it for a drive around the neighborhood and eventually the highway. No hiccups or problems so far. Car is loud, and deep. Sounds pretty good actually, neighbors must be pissed.
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