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Old 09-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #21
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now i hope nothing like this happens: http://rutube.ru/tracks/177309.html?...bf876bc93656ce
nothing russian about this.. It is a dutch mx5 with jr supercharger.
I know this guy personally. The boy in the car is his son.
It is a school project (leaking out all over the internet)
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:22 AM   #22
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im starting to work on custom down pipe, fuel/timing, and intercooler. once this is all complete i will start selling it to public.
This is a damn good idea. There is a huge market for cheaper 1.8 turbo kits as all of the begi and fm stuff (although good) is very expensive. If you could compete with the price of say a mp45 supercharger or a greddy kit then you would probably have trouble making these fast enough!
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:32 AM   #23
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could be just valvetrain noise like what you hear when its time to change the oil. It makes a ticking which has been a good indicator for an oil change imo in the past, but it usually makes more noise at idle and cruise? ...
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:53 AM   #24
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If it only happens in boost, it's detonation. Without timing control at 8psi, it doesn't surprise me at all.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:15 AM   #25
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no, its not detonation.... i am running 15-16 degrees of timing advance so that MIGHT be detonation...
with15* base timing, I don't see how it couldn't be detonation
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:02 PM   #26
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That motor may not be long for this world.

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Old 09-28-2007, 03:09 PM   #27
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urbansoot any deals on a gt2560?
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:49 PM   #28
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loki, you have pm.

updates: intercooler is on! just need to cut some **** here and there and put bumper back on. god dammit! putting intercooler on 1.8L is such a job!!!!!

timing is at 5* now and car is slow :/
going to bum it back up to about 8-10* and hook up water injection. lets see what happens!

will get pics tomorrow most probably.
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:19 PM   #29
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why didn't you flip the water lines to point towards the radiator?
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:26 PM   #30
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i didnt have time to play with it so i just installed it the way it came. it works and thats what is important
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:20 AM   #32
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i need new hood now - accidentally cut a hole in it :/
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:45 AM   #33
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i have a stock red hood if ya want it....
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How do you accidentally cut a hole in a hood? Kit turned out good. How do you like it?

Edit: Just looked at the pics again, realized it was probably done while notching the hood for the IC pipe.
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Old 10-02-2007, 02:22 AM   #35
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Just looked at the pics again, realized it was probably done while notching the hood for the IC pipe.
right on my friend. and it STILL doesnt properly close! i think i need to switch to 2" pipe there because right now i have 2.5"

ps: i just covered it with boss frog sticker and it looks/works allright for now


just need to finish my megasquirt wiring and hook up water injection finally! and its done... by any chance, anyone in LA wants to give me a hand with MS wiring?
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I see, If I was you I would have used 2" piping with the 2-2.5" coupler at the IC. Would have worked alot better I bet.
Just make that hood into one super kickass vented one. You'll want it for track duty and whatnot anyway.
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Urbam you have a nice build going on there bud
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please remove front grill; it hurts my eyes.
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Old 10-02-2007, 10:36 AM   #39
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please remove front grill; it hurts my eyes.
Probably kills airflow too...
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Old 10-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #40
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it actually works quiet nice (grill). no airflow restriction because it has really large openings and very small mesh gauge. if i remove it, it exposes my intercooler to every cop around which is definitely not a good thing. with grill, it actually doesnt look that bad. AND, if i pop my headlights, it looks like my car is smiling

later on i am planning to start making those "bumper teeth" so once i do, i will make sure to fabricate one which will not restrict airflow and will hide my intercooler

as of cut on my hood - sticker works for now. if i decide to make it "vented" - it will be real pain in the butt because cut is about 1" from beginning of hood right next to (and a little bit over) driver-side stripe.

magna - thanks
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