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« Reply #300 on: April 23, 2013, 11:17:09 PM »

I went out yesterday to bed brakes and then idled in the garage for about 10 minutes to check the fan operation.  The intake temp stayed at ambient the entire time.  I also strapped a GoPro to the shock tower to see if the engine rocking in the mounts was too much for the mostly rigid pipe and it seems fine.  I think this can be counted as a success!   thumup
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« Reply #301 on: April 24, 2013, 04:23:21 PM »

Hyde hasn't posted about checking the cornerweights on the car while I worked on the airbox.

The last time I used my scales on a street car, my vinyl floor tile shims were getting brittle (15 years old!) & I tossed them out. Brian had parked the car at an angle in the garage and magically found spots for the scales that were pretty darn level side to side. We dropped the Miata onto the scales, rolled it back and forth several times and the fronts were dead even.
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3.63 ring & pinion FM content: Blouch compressor mod, FM-Link, i/c & no-MAF intake.   BEGi: Stainless SGDP w/ metal core performance cat.   Custom stuff: Compressor clocked downward w/ new i/c pipe, big radius throttle elbow, 2.5" mid-pipe w/ Hushpower II, dual 2" axle-back w/ open Supertrapps, Toyota 4 pc cop ignition

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« Reply #302 on: April 24, 2013, 04:40:37 PM »

Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.   afro  My ride height adjustment yielded what was essentially a perfect cross weight for a CCW track (all but two of the tracks I go to are CCW).  I was a little disappointed that the total curb weight with 1/2 a tank of gas was 2260.  That's still a bit porky IMO.  I can still save:

30# with a fiberglass hard top
15# with big brake kit
20# with small battery
10# with aluminum seats (25# if I removed the passenger seat)

That's without cutting things up.  There are a bunch of places to trim, literally.  The trunk lid supports and hinges are a great place but the tail of the car wasn't the heavy part.  At least there will be something to do next winter!  Tongue
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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 #303 on: April 24, 2013, 05:53:19 PM »

How much weight do you think the cage adds?
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« Reply #304 on: April 24, 2013, 10:22:26 PM »

You still have a passenger seat???
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« Reply #305 on: April 24, 2013, 10:32:20 PM »

Passenger seats are required at some events if you need an instructor or a check ride and you can't give rides without one.   laugh
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« Reply #306 on: April 25, 2013, 03:54:17 AM »

And I need a place to relax when Brian drives me around new tracks.
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3.63 ring & pinion FM content: Blouch compressor mod, FM-Link, i/c & no-MAF intake.   BEGi: Stainless SGDP w/ metal core performance cat.   Custom stuff: Compressor clocked downward w/ new i/c pipe, big radius throttle elbow, 2.5" mid-pipe w/ Hushpower II, dual 2" axle-back w/ open Supertrapps, Toyota 4 pc cop ignition

245.2 whp on default FM-Link maps (with OEM midpipe)
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« Reply #307 on: April 25, 2013, 06:17:04 AM »

I thoroughly enjoy giving rides. I haven't had an instructor in a while but I take people out all the time. Mark was boring compared to the really hot 20ish girl that jumped in and then squealed for the entire session a few years ago. THAT was fun! Wink
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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 #308 on: April 25, 2013, 06:19:15 AM »

The cage was around 100# but a stock hard dog is almost 50.
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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 #309 on: May 01, 2013, 04:58:09 AM »

I changed my Avatar to honor '90MSMs heroic trip to MRLS. 

As mentioned in the other thread, I lost this bolt in the transmission in the middle of the 3rd session Saturday.



I took the transmission out before realizing how easy the fix was but now I can say I R&R'd my transmission on jackstands in the paddock at a track weekend - started at lunch and was done in time for dinner.   afro  Full disclosure on the heroics though:

My friend Bob Bundy has blown up 9 transmissions in his car over the last several years.  He's very good at changing them.  He's also around 6'1" and 240 with plenty of upper body strength.  After removing the unit and fixing it, Bob came back in from his first session out on his new 6 speed.  "Hey Bob, can you help me lift this thing into the car?  I can't bench press it and move it around at the same time."

"Sure, no problem," says Bob.

He crawls under my car and I slide him the transmission then I go around to the passenger side to crawl under and 'help'.  By the time I get there, he has wrestled the thing onto the clutch disk and is hunting for the pilot bearing.  His big request of me was to move the clutch line to the side a bit so he could press the spline the rest of the way in.  It took him literally 90 seconds what usually takes me 30 minutes with a transmission jack.  I guess I need to go buy a gym membership and hit the weights...   help

So, even though I will brag about how I did the transmission swap, only missed two sessions and still made it to dinner, it was really Bob that did the heavy lifting - literally!   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 #310 on: May 01, 2013, 06:29:39 AM »

I guess I need to go buy a gym membership and hit the weights...   help

So, even though I will brag about how I did the transmission swap, only missed two sessions and still made it to dinner, it was really Bob that did the heavy lifting - literally!   afro

It sounds like you need to go buy a Bob.
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« Reply #311 on: May 01, 2013, 10:31:32 AM »

I guess I need to go buy a gym membership and hit the weights...   help

So, even though I will brag about how I did the transmission swap, only missed two sessions and still made it to dinner, it was really Bob that did the heavy lifting - literally!   afro

It sounds like you need to go buy a Bob.

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4 Miatas but who's counting!!   Cool

White Knight    1991 Crystal White   #99 CSP
Silver Bullet     1992 Silverstone     #17 SM2  FM I+ Turbo  (Gone but not forgotten)
Honey B          1992 Sunburst Yellow #99 SM2 J.R. M45
Whooosh         2004 Titanium MazdaSpeed MX5  #403 of 4000
Subie              2006 Steel Gray WRX STi Cobb Stage 2 (Gone but not forgotten)
No name yet    2008 Velocity Yellow Tintcoat Z06 Corvette
No Name yet    2014 Ashen Grey Metallic Camaro 2SS 1LE

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« Reply #312 on: May 01, 2013, 01:44:08 PM »

I assume this bolt is only accessible with the transmission fully out of the car?  You can't access is via the hole if the shifter is removed? 

Congrats on the good weekend and only missing a couple of session with the trans. problem. 

One of these days, I would love to make it out to LS, but it is a long drive from the east coast.   Sad
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« Reply #313 on: May 01, 2013, 09:16:39 PM »

I guess I need to go buy a gym membership and hit the weights...   help

So, even though I will brag about how I did the transmission swap, only missed two sessions and still made it to dinner, it was really Bob that did the heavy lifting - literally!   afro

It sounds like you need to go buy a Bob.
1) Why spend money on a gym membership when you can simply build a near-400 hp Miata and get your workouts lifting transmissions??
2) Why buy a  Bob when you can rent?
3) But if you really need your own Bob, just send 17 easy payments of $100 to Bob's wife. (Inside joke.)
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'05 running gear + '95 body
3.63 ring & pinion FM content: Blouch compressor mod, FM-Link, i/c & no-MAF intake.   BEGi: Stainless SGDP w/ metal core performance cat.   Custom stuff: Compressor clocked downward w/ new i/c pipe, big radius throttle elbow, 2.5" mid-pipe w/ Hushpower II, dual 2" axle-back w/ open Supertrapps, Toyota 4 pc cop ignition

245.2 whp on default FM-Link maps (with OEM midpipe)
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« Reply #314 on: May 01, 2013, 09:26:07 PM »

Brian now has his nose to the work grind-stone, but we have discussed this a little bit.  You need more clearance above the trans than what you have with it fully in place.  Brian is confident that you could tilt the tail of the trans down and get enough clearance.  How much of the PPF and driveshaft you need to remove is unknown until someone tries it.  How hard it would be on the motor mounts is also unknown. 

The worst case scenario would be to remove the PPF, remove the driveshaft from the diff, take the weight of the engine off the motormounts and release them from the subframe, then tilt the trans down.  It could be that there is enough give in the motormounts that you don't have to monkey with the engine, and it might be possible to remove the PPF from the trans and loosen it from the diff, push it off to one side, etc. If you have to remove the driveshaft, drain the trans oil or it will gush out the tail of the trans.
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'05 running gear + '95 body
3.63 ring & pinion FM content: Blouch compressor mod, FM-Link, i/c & no-MAF intake.   BEGi: Stainless SGDP w/ metal core performance cat.   Custom stuff: Compressor clocked downward w/ new i/c pipe, big radius throttle elbow, 2.5" mid-pipe w/ Hushpower II, dual 2" axle-back w/ open Supertrapps, Toyota 4 pc cop ignition

245.2 whp on default FM-Link maps (with OEM midpipe)
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