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Old 09-11-2008, 07:34 PM   #41
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haha, nice resistor. I just tore out my airbag computers. didn't have to add the weight of those four huge resistors, plus it got rid of the weight of the huge computer. musta weighed at least half an ounce.
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You wouldn't happen to have a dial gauge and stand to measure the deck clearance on that short block for me would you? I am curious about the number for my own research
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You wouldn't happen to have a dial gauge and stand to measure the deck clearance on that short block for me would you? I am curious about the number for my own research
I'm having this done, so 'deck clearance?'. You mean: how much cylinder wall is left above the piston when the piston hits tdc?
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I'm having this done, so 'deck clearance?'. You mean: how much cylinder wall is left above the piston when the piston hits tdc?
That is correct. If you could give me that measurement and also tell me how much if any the block was decked when any machine work was done I would love you long time.
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Minimum deck height is 221.5 millimeters as per Miata Performance Handbook.
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I drove by the shop today to drop off the ARP head studs, but the shop was already closed. I could see they have test fitted everything though. I will be dropping the studs of tomorrow and ask if they still have the decking specs.
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Thumbs up Development and questions!

More development:
http://picasaweb.google.com/laurens....ey=wIdCCdBgEIQ

Some highlights, the painted valve cover and the BEGI racer re-reroute in place.

The water by-pass parts were not shipped, to we are going to come up with something ourselves.

The coolant re-route seems fairly simple, but ideally you want the route to the heater core to be always open. We've now tapped the heater inlet in the head.

What is the thermoswitch on the back? Is that the fan switch? I can delete that since I will be using MSPNP then? Or ECU sensor?

Thanks all!
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:57 PM   #48
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New radiator, oil cooler sandwich plate and intercooler (not shown) are in place (test fitting only)

More: http://picasaweb.google.com/laurens....ey=wIdCCdBgEIQ
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Goddamn, your thread = win.

Everything looks great, cant wait to see some videos.
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Thanks @Fireindc.

More great news!
- Our custom water bypass (due to missing parts) is finished and looks like this (picture 1) using the OEM mixing manifold

- Our custom racer re-route is finished. The BEGI spacer is on the back with a 180F thermostat underneath and a block off place on top. The heater core inlet is in front of the thermostat (engine side) and has the ECU coolant sensor in it.

- The 29 row Mocal oil cooler is being test fitted. It will probably come between the radiator and intercooler on the driver (left) side of the engine, flush against the top of the radiator cover.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:10 PM   #51
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Can't wait to get the car started next week. I've prepared an MSQ start with. If anyone has input, please see here:
https://www.miataturbo.net/forum/sho...224#post310224
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Yeah, the engine is in! The LC-1 and they are working on all the electrics now.

Also, the top radiator inlet needs adjusting as the throttle inlet is in the way. The will make an angle on the inlet.

The MAF is there for now, but will go out.

IAT bung need tapping,

First start will probably be tomorrow.
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Tomorrow is the big day: first crank. Here are some pictures of the final product.

Several notes:
- The MAF/AFM is gutted but still there. Fastest solution for now.
- The radiator inlet is customized. The was necessary because it would interfere with the throttle inlet. The radiator was moved slightly towards the firewall to accommodate the oil cooler that is just in front of it (no picture).
- The AIT sensor bung was added nicely. I am slightly worries about heat soak from the coolant return hose beneath it. We will see how it does.
- Last two days have been filled with adding the VDO meters, knock LED and MSPNP to the interior. Everything is wired up now and we will do first crank tomorrow.
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Cool It is alive!

Got up early today, went to the shop to make some final preparations (HiRes firmware, load base map, calibrate LC-1).

Then we cranked for oil:


After about 30s the turbo oil inlet was seeing oil, so that is fine. We have installed an oil cooler so that took some time to pass through.

Then we plugged the ignitor in, more checks and fire it up:


You can hear the power steering pump which was low on oil. Fixed now. Belt needs to go a bit tighter.

After that we idled the car, checked timing (that took a bit of time). Small coolant leak near the reroute and a small leak at the turbo oil inlet. Both fixed by tightening them down.

After coffee we took the car out for a small run. Clutch (ACT HD) is a little bit firmer and due to the lightened flywheel you can easily stall the car. Fine otherwise.

Car runs smooth. I logged all runs, which I will post later. Turned MAP based acceleration enrichments on, but that will need further tuning on the dyno. Car is rich under acceleration.

They are putting the car back together (hoofd, brace, wash & clean) and I will make as many miles as possible over the weekend to run the engine in. Then we will go to the dyno, probably Tuesday.

I like it so far
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All the pre-flight checks turned out fine: all (IAT, Baro, MAP, CLT, TPS, FP, etc) sensors from MegaSquirt. Coolant and oil are just below 90C (194 F). IATs are 21-22C (70 F).
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nice, now come and help me tune my MS
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nice, now come and help me tune my MS
No problem, but I'm not a tuning expert. Open up a topic here and we'll discuss. We can combine something when there is a trackday at Zandvoort.
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There are also some new pictures here:
http://picasaweb.google.com/laurens....28163982856898
(and onwards)
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Oops. Oil cooler line popped off during city driving. Going 5mph or so. Cought it real quick, turned over and shu down. Will be fixed in the morning...

The shop has new/different/better fittings come in today. Should've done those first time. But all will be ok.

Dyno time is planned for Thursday!
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