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mr_hyde
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« Reply #165 on: March 16, 2012, 04:15:18 PM »

I especially like the "garage door opener transmitter" mod just ahead of the shifter boot !  laugh

Got to get out and in of the garage!   laugh
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
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2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #166 on: March 20, 2012, 04:01:16 AM »

OK - good news.  I borrowed a mechanical oil pressure gauge from '95MSM and finally go a hold of the 1/8-28 BSP adapter to hook it up tonight.  The pressure is text book.  ~80 cold, dropping to a hot idle ~30.  Rev the motor hot and you can see the pressure relief valve kick.  It holds ~65 to 70 hot while in the 5k to 6k range.  Troubleshooting the OEM sender/gauge issue is now officially at the bottom of my to-do list.  In the meantime, it will act like an idiot light.  If I'm blasting through the gears and the needle isn't pegged at 90, I know I need to shut down immediately. 

I'm still not as annoyed as you might think regarding the other pump and the work involved to R&R it.  Time to move forward and finish the last bits.  I leave in 9 days so the clock is ticking!   afro
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2012, 08:47:00 AM »

A few bits of progress the last two days.  Yesterday I got an alignment.  My '2x4 eyeball' alignment had the toe at exactly .5* in on each side.  I consider that pretty darn good!   cheesy  I didn't even attempt the camber so it had some adjustments needed.  I'm starting with 2.5 front and 2.0 rear and neutral toe.  The caster is in the 5 to 6 range but I'm too tired to look at the slip to see what he ended up at.  My buddy's lead tech is about 6'4" and it was very entertaining to see him try to get in and out of the car!   Grin

I got the fuel pump working correctly.  It now runs off the ECU instead of a screw grounding it to the tunnel.  I also got the tach working and put the oil pressure sending unit back in.  I adjusted the clutch pedal so it wasn't right on the floor.  Now maybe I can coast to a stop with it in gear without stalling the engine.   Roll Eyes  I spent some time on the phone with Travis discussing the switching of the VICS by the VTCS wiring.  That will need to wait until tomorrow.  Now that I have a working tach and know the oil pressure is correct, I need to do a few extended pulls to (near) triple digits without getting arrested and see how things react.  MRLS has three long sections that require long pulls in tall gears and I don't want any surprises.

Tomorrow I'm going to get the HF bead roller I need to roll the intake piping.  Otherwise it is just a matter of time before pop goes the weasel and I say bad words after jump starting my heart.  There is a TNT at the big track Saturday and I'd REALLY like to shake things out but I should really also be at work since I'm out for 10 days starting next Wednesday.  Curses...   angry9
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
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2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #168 on: March 22, 2012, 10:29:12 AM »

A bit more progress today.  First, it was nice out so I worked a little on the tow vehicle and the trailer.  The jack on the trailer was rusting out of a horrendous weld done by the PO.  In addition, it was in a position where it wouldn't allow me to drop the tailgate with the trailer hooked up so that needed to go.  I ground it out and welded it onto two vertical surfaces closer to the trailer deck.  Big improvement!

I did a little more wiring work on the car today also.  For some reason, the 2nd fan wasn't being triggered by the relay that triggers the main fan.  I'm sure the logic for it comes out of some combination of circumstances related to the 1.6 ECU that is missing so instead, I borrowed the unused coil lead from the fender well and ran a wire to a switch.  At some point after MRLS, I'll hook that second fan into the ECU.  That will give each fan a unique logic and trigger but when things are really hot, they will both be on.

I went for a test drive and was able to do a few deep pulls into the low triple digits with a tach.  The boost control still isn't working (not sure why - I'll address that later too) but the boost level wandered up to the 13 to 14 range that I had been seeing in the black car.  That's no surprise since it is basically the same from the engine to the tail pipe.  Nothing blew up when I hit my temporary 6,800 redline.  Next on the to-do list was bead rolling the intake pipes.

I bought an $89 2.5" DIY kit from a Chinese prison through ebay and the quality is really good - I just needed to bead roll the ends so they don't pop at inconvenient times.  Speaking of the Chinese prison, I got this from Harbor Freight:



It worked OK but needed to be reinforced.  I am disappointed it won't work for any of the 2" piping I have on the turbo side.  The dies are 2" so 2.5" pipe is the minimum.  Here are some beads:





And the finished product:



I would have preferred black silicone couplers but they were more money and I'm trying to be cheap.  Stay tuned for more tomorrow!  afro
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #169 on: March 24, 2012, 11:02:19 PM »

It's 50 degrees and sunny in Seattle today and the big track was having their last test-n-tune for the local racers today.  Fairly open sessions for $125 which is more than half off what we pay for your typical HPDE.  Drum roll please...

Car ran great!  I'm still on wastegate boost and with the 4.10 gears, I'm going to run out of speed later in the summer when I get things more sorted.  As it is, things get pretty light in a stock NA body with no aero (no OEM undertray either).  My best speed through T1 today was 127 (gps) and it was not my favorite part of the track!   shockeyes

I'll post some fun video tonight of me chasing down a Lamborghini.  He shoots cool little flames out his pipes when he lifts throttle!  Azn  The lap times are ~2 seconds off my personal best in the black car but the track is green, I'm down on power (which bad drivers use as a crutch), and I wasn't pushing things at all.  This is going to be a fun car!  afro
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #170 on: March 25, 2012, 06:24:18 AM »

It didn't blow up.  Here's the proof:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa2_k8_PzKU
If you get bored, skip to around 13 minutes when I realize there is a Lamborghini on the track.  Blood in the water!  I thought Porsches and Corvettes were fun to pass.  Regrettably, we checkered before I could get around him.   angry9
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #171 on: March 25, 2012, 11:04:37 AM »

Congratulations on an impressive shakedown run.   Cheesy
The '90 MSM pulls strong and sounds great.  I'll bet that the Lambo driver wondered what sort of "gnat" was on his tail!   laugh
I wish you much success with your "new" car.   thumup
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« Reply #172 on: March 25, 2012, 08:06:26 PM »

Sweet..!  Looking good.  Cool jacket btw too..
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« Reply #173 on: March 26, 2012, 02:16:35 AM »

Thanks!  Regrettably, I'm not going to have the passenger seat ready for next weekend.  I still need to pack and prepare the house to survive for 10 days of Grandma keeping the teenagers from making the Project X sequel.   shockeyes
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #174 on: March 26, 2012, 02:55:38 AM »

    Congratulations on a successful build and making the MRLS deadline, and a shakedown test-n-tune to boot!
You are a true inspiration to all Miata and Sport Driving enthusiasts. So when does the wing show up and what color are you gonna paint the Birch splitter?...and where did you get your new embroidered fire suit?
  Looking good Brian,... looking good indeed!
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« Reply #175 on: March 26, 2012, 03:24:44 AM »

Thanks!  Regrettably, I'm not going to have the passenger seat ready for next weekend.  I still need to pack and prepare the house to survive for 10 days of Grandma keeping the teenagers from making the Project X sequel.   shockeyes

No worries, the key is car is ready for action..!  See you Sat am.. 
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« Reply #176 on: March 27, 2012, 07:10:49 AM »

So when does the wing show up and what color are you gonna paint the Birch splitter?...and where did you get your new embroidered fire suit?

The wing shows up shortly after I find a spare $500 to buy it.   Cry  The birch splitter will be black but after feeling how light the rear end is at 130  shockeyes shockeyes shockeyes , I think it is best to wait on the splitter and air dam until the wing happens.  Your spring locators performed perfectly by the way!  The 'fire suit' is just a jacket I got off Fleabay - total knockoff of a Mazda team jacket but it works for now.  I wouldn't mind a fire suit down the line but that is another one of those expenses that will get pushed back by other needs like tires, brake pads and gas...
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #177 on: March 29, 2012, 01:09:21 AM »

"I wouldn't mind a fire suit down the line but that is another one of those expenses that will get pushed back by other needs like tires, brake pads and gas..."


As my mother used to say "It's all fun and games until someone catches their eye on fire!"

No wait....

Never mind.
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« Reply #178 on: March 30, 2012, 03:47:05 AM »

Well, somewhat unrelated to the 'build' but I just pulled into Monterrey after two days of towing.  The truck/trailer did great.  I averaged a tick over 14 mpg pulling over a pretty epic mountain range into a massive headwind.  For the price (<$2,000 for the combo), I give it an A+.  So far, so good!  afro
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2005 Black Mica #290 8/27/04 w/Factory Hard Top
BEGi Intake, FM Downpipe.  Nice and calm with an edge...

1990 Red - MSM Drivetrain, Adaptronic EMS, Xida 700/400, 15x9 6uls, Full Cage, SGDP w/80mm Corksport exhaust, ~260whp @ 15psi on Forged Rods.  bow2
Build Thread: http://www.mazda-speed.com/forum2/index.php/topic,24668.0.html

2000 BMW M5 - The Falcon - Daily Driver  reddevil

2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

1991 BRG - Daughter's daily driver.
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« Reply #179 on: March 30, 2012, 10:31:56 PM »

Well, somewhat unrelated to the 'build' but I just pulled into Monterrey after two days of towing.  The truck/trailer did great.  I averaged a tick over 14 mpg pulling over a pretty epic mountain range into a massive headwind.  For the price (<$2,000 for the combo), I give it an A+.  So far, so good!  afro
I'll see you there. I'm stuck at work down in LA but I'll be making the 6 hour drive sometime between 5pm and 8am... Good thing I won't be tracking, since I won't be getting much sleep :-/
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