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« on: February 07, 2014, 05:01:53 PM »

So I got this car in 2009. I did the FM boltons for a while but the stock ECU never did it for me. I got the BEGi reflash to help, which worked in some ways. Then I got a knock from the motor, tore down, and knew I was in for it. The motor was rebuilt and the car was tuned with Megasquirt 2, but after 1000 miles or so it developed another tick. We were sure it was in the head, but it was actually rod #1, should have torn it down sooner. Motor had to come apart again and here I am, improving on the things I missed in rebuild 1 like the coolant reroute, new turbo, etc. Here's a list of everything on the car now, a lot of money, time, thought, and research. Big thanks to everyone here for helping me make good decisions along the way even though I am not having the best luck.

Engine
BP4W Mazdaspeed .020 over
BP4W ported head
Eagle H-Beam Rods
Wiseco 83.5mm 8.5:1 Pistons
Boundary Engineering Street/Strip oil pump
SuperMiata harmonic damper
ARP head/main studs
ACL Race bearings
Supertech Valve Spring kit
VICS delete

Cooling
TrackSpeedEngineering crossflow radiator
FlyinMiata coolant re-route
FlyinMiata Oil cooler kit
Fab9Tuning 550HP Intercooler
SPAL 14” curved fan
DeRale PS cooler
GarageStar radiator cowl

Turbo
ARTech custom top-mount manifold
Swaintech White Lightning manifold coating
ARTech 3” v-band downpipe catless
BorgWarner EFR6258 turbo
CorkSport 80mm Catback
Copper locking hardware
Nissan T25 locking tabs
AN-4 feed
AN-10 drain

Drivetrain
Competition 13lb flywheel
FlyinMiata Stage2 clutch kit
PuddyMod Stage2 differential (cryo treated option)
Mazda “Aussie” 3.63 ring and pinion
Energy Differential mounts
SuperMiata SS Clutch line
MiataRoadster SS kit
Mazdaspeed competiton motor mounts

Electronics
Megasquirt 2xtra
Fab9Tuning COP kit
EFR6258 Boost controller
AEM UEGO WBo2
Autometer Boost gauge
FuelInjectorClinic 775cc ev14 injectors
Walbro 255lph pump
MiataRoadster Oil pressure sender

Suspension
Tein FLEX 7kg/6kg Coilovers
RacingBeat 1.125” front sway bar
RacingBeat sway reinforcement kit
RacingBeat adjustable sway links
Hawk HPS pads
SuperMiata SS Brake lines
HardDog Hardcore Double Diagonal Rollbar

Wheels and Tires
949Racing 6UL gen3 15x9 Nicke
225/45/R15 Hankook Ventus RS3 tires
Forged lugs

Here it is as of now, I'll keep this updated.

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 07:06:17 PM »

Look forward to seeing this as I've got a similiar build (different hotside) on the go right now.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 08:04:09 PM »

Looking a bit more serious than what I saw the other day! Having the turbo mounted will have that effect Smiley
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Keeping the MSM for the forseeable future.
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 08:15:08 PM »

I must say every time I look at it I'm so glad I went top mount vs side or bottom. From a simply aesthetic perspective. I don't know how different it would run with a bottm mount. I assume more spool but less drool
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 12:27:48 PM »

You have probably already looked into it, but have you talked to Keith about the suitability of the coolant reroute on an MSM engine?


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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 05:08:15 PM »

You have probably already looked into it, but have you talked to Keith about the suitability of the coolant reroute on an MSM engine?


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Just needs the correct head gasket. Stock msm head gasket with a reroute is a huge problem.

Made manifold to turbo studs. Used some from a 5.4l expedition and cut to size. Grade 8 studs and will be locked with oval pinched copper nuts and Nissan locking tabs
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 02:19:24 PM »

Finally got my 12mm banjo to 8mm hose fitting so now we can make and route the coolant lines. I am not sure if I want to get fire sleeves for these or not. It's not going to be AN line.

Still need to wire in those FAB9 coilpacks.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2014, 06:00:37 AM »

In for updates! Damn, this thread looks hard core  afro
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2014, 06:06:17 AM »

Finally got my 12mm banjo to 8mm hose fitting so now we can make and route the coolant lines. I am not sure if I want to get fire sleeves for these or not. It's not going to be AN line.

Still need to wire in those FAB9 coilpacks.

If it is going to be exposed to high heat which I assume it will be, get those fire sleeves or some kind of high temp heat reflective sleeve. 
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2014, 03:07:42 PM »

How are you running your -10an drain line to the stock pan?? 

Bolt on adapter or are you welding a bung??
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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2014, 03:29:29 AM »

Cut the stock hard line. Basically from the bottom up its

Stock flange pointing up
Small collar on that to point away from motor
An10 weld on bung
An10 to hose 45* swivel fitting

I should have taken a pic. It's bolted up now. I might still be able to get in there. The ID of the stock flange is .1 smaller than an10 but we ground it out some to promote healthy consistent drain.

King speed, we were able to reuse one of the stock fiberglass heat sleeves which worked out to be perfect length for my water return. However I still need to sleeve my water feed, the heater hoses coming into the cabin, as well as the hard lines coming from the brake master cylinder. Any suggestions? I have fiberglass exhaust wrap I can use on the heater hoses, but not sure what's good for the water feed (about 2 feet)

Did get the down pipe on


Also tucked away a lot of unused wires and connectors. Removed old brackets and made room in the bay for nothing at all. I just couldn't stand the clutter on the passengers side. Also painted my coolant overflow tank flat black with a little window stripe to see coolant level. Didn't get a pic however
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 03:25:34 AM »

My guy made a bracket for the fab9 module





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ARTech, EFR6258, XIDA, Maxxis RC-1, 3.63 R&P
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2014, 02:59:45 PM »

Got some things done. I got a cheapie DeRale PS cooler. My guy made a nice bracket.

step 1


step 2


step 3


He also made a little holder for the coolant re-route to keep it curved smoothly and away from the manifold. You can also see the EGR blockoff plates he made. We also removed the little fuel damper in the bottom of this pic. Left the one on the fuel rail, heard 2 aren't very necessary. If I'm wrong, correct me and I'll put it back in.


Now everywhere back here I need sleeving or fire hose or a shield of some kind, there are brake and water lines dangerously close to the hot exhaust.


Updated shot of the bay.

By comparison here it is the day I picked it up
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 01:58:43 AM »



Here's the heat sleeve we reused on the water return.
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 01:21:06 AM »

http://youtu.be/G7ZWldb9MY8
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