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Old 02-13-2015, 07:49 PM   #821
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Yep, 3rd gen eclipse, something like 2000~2005 non turbo IIRC. Both mazdaroadster.net and CR have walkthroughs with all the details.

Rike dis: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....Vents-in-an-NB

There are other guides in other places with details about how to make them fit better and rotate easier, but its a lot more work. I have droopy vents so I figured this might be a fun little "low impact" project.
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Well, 99mx5 just made 375/319 @ 22~23psi on essentially the same setup I have in the garage. Same manifold, 6258, 3" exhaust, 650cc injectors and 255lph fuel pump, all on the stock non referenced, non return NB fuel system. I guess I've overcomplicated my fuel system a bit

Sounds like I have a Fuelab FPR to sell off right about now
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Sounds like I have a Fuelab FPR to sell off right about now
We should talk....
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Old 02-14-2015, 02:33 PM   #824
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We should talk....
Sure, I'll shoot you a PM. There will be parts to go with it, as I'm going to have a bunch of surplus fittings to go with it as well.
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and "parts" from Monk you should include too
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The package is sitting on my desk at the office, I'l be in Arizona again this next week so I'll have to wait. I'm super afraid of it now
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Old 02-15-2015, 01:02 PM   #827
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I'm signed up for Miatas @ MRLS in October! Run group C1 Sat and C on Sun. One of these days I should probably move up to B, but with all the changes I've made to the car and my lack of track time for the last year or so, I just don't have the confidence at this point.

I'm going to try to sneak in some more trackdays between now an October, so we'll see how things go.
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Old 02-15-2015, 02:21 PM   #828
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I think we need to make sure to do the MT.net wave whenever we pass another forum member.

I was going to say "I'll do it when I pass you" but you won't be NA again this year so I doubt that will happen
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I did a thing today!


Out with the old vents


in with the new vents!

My dash ducting has a serious case of atherosclerosis. When/if I ever get my dash pulled out, the duct work is getting a serious angioplasty.

They don't sit "into" the dash like I've seen in a lot of the other NB pics sprinkled around the internet. I feel like you need to take a bunch of material off the outer diameter of the bezel to get them to drop in like the stock ones do. Also, mine are "clicked in" and yet they still rotate, but its pretty stiff. Its kinda a "set it and forget it" thing so I won't be playing with them much. Hopefully my passengers don't break them.

I will say that these things flow a TON more air than the stock vents. If you close a couple of them and put the blower on 2 its almost too much air to be blowing anywhere near your face. Combined with the removal of my under dash A/C core, its like a damn typhoon coming out of the vents. I've got **** shooting out of them things like I ain't never seen. Its pretty cool actually

I've got a bunch of stuff on the docket for tomorrow, depending on how things work out.
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Looks good!
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so good that I just ordered a set
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One of you homos wanna send me one of your old eyeball vents? I've got one missing.
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Sure, PM me your address and I'll mail it out eventually
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I went and visited with Gesso today and we played with the Exocet for a while, made some serious progress. After that, we decided to take a crack at my sheared off stud.


Digging through Gesso's toolbox of random welding stuff he found this. I'll let you look that one up.


He used some magical electrical machine to attach a nut to the stud and...


Presto! He made a bolt!

Its actually kind of amazing how badly mangled those threads are. I'm surprised I managed to get it as far as I did. I'll be re-tapping that before another stud goes in. Totally worth the drive
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Wool! Nice work, and no need for a machine shop. Awesome.
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If you reduce the OD of the Eclipse vents, they fit much better (imho).

Like this:


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Question is, how did you reduce the od? lathe?
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Digging through Gesso's toolbox of random welding stuff he found this. I'll let you look that one up.
Aerospace grade Nickel super alloy "718"?

Amirite?

What does he need small diameter 718 for? Also $$$...
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I've been wanting to do that dash vent mod for a while. Looks great!

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Well, 99mx5 just made 375/319 @ 22~23psi on essentially the same setup I have in the garage. Same manifold, 6258, 3" exhaust, 650cc injectors and 255lph fuel pump, all on the stock non referenced, non return NB fuel system. I guess I've overcomplicated my fuel system a bit

Sounds like I have a Fuelab FPR to sell off right about now
It was at 19 PSI. Thanks to Revenant I was able to correctly convert kPa to psig.
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Question is, how did you reduce the od? lathe?
No. Just cut off the protrusions on the body. A file or utility knife will do.
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