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mr_hyde
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« Reply #255 on: March 20, 2013, 07:12:55 AM »

Lots of progress in the last few weeks.  Most notably, I went to get a tune up on the old tune I did in December 2009.  Wow, what a mess.   shockeyes  The car made 178whp as I pulled it in at around 12psi.  The stock ECU probably would have been better.   Angry  Kris from KO Racing in Portland got me to 228whp without touching the boost control - yes, exactly 50whp from better fuel and timing.  Once we got things running happy at that level, we started to turn the fun knob and quickly found out that the stock clutch wasn't going to make it.  The last run got ~240 at 15psi with a big fish hook in the curve where the clutch grabbed (RPMs increasing as wheel speed decreased and them WHAM!  Traction again.).  We agreed there was nothing to be gained from going further beside glazing my flywheel or pressure plate so we hung it up.  If anyone in the PNW needs a tune, I HIGHLY recommend Kris.  I'll probably go into more details in the review section.

Last weekend, I put a happy meal in to replace the MSM clutch and spent Monday running errands all day using hand signals in lieu of front turns.  I fully expected to get pulled over several times but I was ready with my 'breaking in the clutch' story and my insurance agent on speed dial to confirm I did, in fact, have coverage on the car (for 6 hours  angel1 ).  After a few hours of stop-n-go which was trouble free with a proper tune, I stepped on the loud pedal and found something else was now slipping - the rear wheels in 1st, 2nd and 3rd.   cheesy

The black car with this turbo, exhaust, injectors, ECU and approximate tune NEVER felt like this.  Holy crap!  This is going to be fun.  I decided I needed a little zoom zoom to make sure the car looked as fast as it feels.









Still more overall work to do but we're getting really close to being ready for a shakedown in early/mid April then the long haul to Laguna Seca for the miatapalooza crazyness at the end of the month.   drivingss
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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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2003 E350 7.3 Powerstroke Ambulance for towing '90MSM to play dates.

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« Reply #256 on: March 20, 2013, 09:56:21 AM »

Wow!! That is looking goo thumupd.  Suggestion:  Take a lot of pro quality photos before you track the car.   afro
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« Reply #257 on: March 20, 2013, 11:38:20 AM »

Awesome build!!
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« Reply #258 on: March 20, 2013, 12:02:04 PM »

Looking great!!!   afro

This thread is not helping with thoughts of getting a SM and doing an MSM drivetrain transplant.   help
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FM full intake, FM DP and Exhaust, AFCO Shocks (550/400 lb springs), FM O2 Modifier, Hallman MBC with in-cabin controller, Stewart-Warner Boost Gauge, HDHCDD with Harness Bar, RB 1.125" Front Sway Bar, E-bay Delta Fin 27x7x2.5 FMIC, Ultra-Shield Rally Sport seats, Carbotech XP-12/10 pads, SS Brake Lines, PLX DM-100 Multi-Gauge, FM Crossflow Radiator, Spal Fans, FM Oil Cooler, custom in-dash oil pressure warning LEDS, i-Shift LED shift lights, 15x9 bronze 6UL track tires, COT NASCAR wing, DIY front splitter, fully ducted radiator.
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« Reply #259 on: March 20, 2013, 02:24:01 PM »

OUTSTANDING!  Yes, I'm shouting.
You've made several substantive modifications since last year that should greatly improve your speed and reliability.
The car looks terrific and should seriously smoke the unsuspecting competition.
I can hardly wait to see your track videos from the upcoming season.   drivingss

If only you were closer to central Texas, I'd drive a day just to watch you run.
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« Reply #260 on: March 20, 2013, 04:25:17 PM »

A year ago, this was just slapped together crudely to get on track. While far from 'finished', it is much more polished now. The wing is the last big component then everything else is just little stuff.

Before the Dyno, I finally wired up the VICS controller and did see the few HP bump crossing at 5,200 RPMs.
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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 #261 on: March 20, 2013, 10:40:22 PM »

Wow!  It has really come along and is looking great!

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« Reply #262 on: March 23, 2013, 01:17:52 AM »

That's one bad ass Miata..!
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« Reply #263 on: March 23, 2013, 01:18:57 AM »

Looks great.   Needs moar wing!

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« Reply #264 on: March 24, 2013, 03:27:30 PM »

Looks great.   Needs moar wing!

Mobius,

I have a plan for that.   Cheesy  I take it your foglight pigtail arrived safely?
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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 #265 on: March 24, 2013, 11:29:28 PM »

Yep, thank you!
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« Reply #266 on: March 25, 2013, 10:55:17 PM »

As already stated, a masterful race car build.  Hyde, you've done it up right!
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« Reply #267 on: March 26, 2013, 07:27:49 AM »

Got a little more fun in the mail today.  The mounts for the NASCAR COT wing arrived.  afro  I don't know how much it has been discussed here but there is a big thread on the wing on MT:  http://www.miataturbo.net/race-prep-75/new-wing-test-62253/

Essentially, the left turn guys had these wings built for the new car a few years ago but only ran them for a season or two when they realized the wings provided lift when the car suddenly went backwards at 200mph (which they do often...).  NASCAR when back to spoilers and the wings got picked up by the surplus guys and made it on ebay where we're getting a $3,500 carbon fiber wing that has been race used for 1/10th of that.  Keith was nice enough to make a small run of mounts.  Here's what it looks like mounted for battle:



They mount in the sides of the gutters.  Clearance is tight and the metal there is at least 3 layers so it would be an excellent candidate to drill and tap.  I used nuts on the 4 initial fasteners but I'm still looking at options for the final mounting.



It is very tight and rubs on the trunk lid.  Keith made these as race parts with some fitment required.  If this were a street car or a dual purpose car where these were removed between track weekends, I would want to take some care to protect the paint and perhaps modify an angle or two by a degree or so.



A few early adopters have said this provides better downforce with less drag than the 3D APR wing that had been standard for the last 3 or 4 years.  I'm looking forward to some pretty epic grip and when coupled with the splitter and air dam, the car is ready to put some serious lateral Gs.  All I need to do is remember to avoid going backwards at 200mph...   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 #268 on: March 26, 2013, 07:41:43 AM »

Are those the original winglets? I've heard those were designed only for left turns if they are.
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« Reply #269 on: March 26, 2013, 01:47:15 PM »

Just went through this whoke build.  Hyde, so in awe. This does remind me of how something like this is waaaaaaaaaay waaay out of my "tuning, fabricating, and mech" skills. I'm scared to change spark plugs cause I would think, with, my luck I would cross thread them. Look forward to more videos. Your driving is my version of need for speed, minus the crashing. Its a vid game so I don't care. But just as aggressive. Might have to retuned a short clip.  Lol. There were so many questions I wanted to ask,  but going through 18  pages kind of makes you forget everything.  I would have to get a pad and pen to go through this thread.  I wish you were closer. Going to sub to your channel now.
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