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Old 27-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #301
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mhh i was thinking of mounting a tri gauge holder to where our dash speaker is ?
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Old 24-02-2012, 08:49 AM   #302
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So, haven't updated this in while. Since December:

Engine stripped down:
- looks like there's been a bit of pinging - enough that the BPT head is fubar lol
- pistons rings were never installed properly - gaps were in the same spot on the piston!
- crank, pistons and block fine

So:
- new NA head has been ported and polished
- Toda 1.0mm head gasket sourced from Japan

Engine being built next week! Much the same specs as the previous build, about the only changes are the head gasket, new PAR conrods and the NA BP head.

Oh, and a new Mazdaspeed rolled-edge slash-cut exhaust tip sourced.
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Old 15-03-2012, 12:52 PM   #303
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Developments:

Cut a hole in the headlining, as of course with the sunroof unit in, the headlining needs to sit a lot lower.



But i've decided to make it a little more like OEM, and have managed to source some darker grey roof lights. As standard the BA has the one on the left, but with a OEM sunroof they have controls similar to these. Both of the new ones are actually from a 626 though, and look a bit nicer than the BA OEM ones.
sorry rupe
i want to see headlining on successful thx man

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Old 15-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #304
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sorry rupe
i want to see headlining on successful thx man
I hadn't realised i didn't post any pics. I'll take some when i get the car back.

But i'm going to redo it in the futur anyway, as i'm not completely happy with it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:54 AM   #305
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New toy to add to the pile. 2.5mm enlarged. Intake is being ported to match.



Hopefully it'll be put to use soon
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:28 PM   #306
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Will it fit alright being a series 3/P3 throttle (also NB8A/B/C MX5 throttle)?
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:36 PM   #307
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Yeah, my mess of an engine has a P3 intake on it.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #308
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how much it cost you? about 3 years ago i got estimated $150 to enlarge the same 2.5mm. choose that size as supposedly the intake manifold required no mods.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:47 PM   #309
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Ah, more that that! But i also needed another TB to use as a base so it was about $250 including that.
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Old 24-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #310
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Latest thing has been the radiator. the stock one popped a while back, so i bit the bullet and decided to have an aluminum one built.

Built by Race Radiators in Dandenong.
27mm stock vs 40mm new. Same cores as they use for Skyline GTRs, so it'll be fine for mine. It's a bit of future-proofing for when i eventually get a bigger turbo. Power = heat, after all.





Also working to fit the Mazdaspeed MX5 airbox i bought a while back, as the ARC V6 Lantis airbox doesn't have a chance in hell of fitting in the space available.
i know this is a long time ago but roughly what was the cost???
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Old 24-09-2012, 12:38 PM   #311
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So, haven't updated this in while. Since December:

Engine stripped down:
- looks like there's been a bit of pinging - enough that the BPT head is fubar lol
- pistons rings were never installed properly - gaps were in the same spot on the piston!
- crank, pistons and block fine

So:
- new NA head has been ported and polished
- Toda 1.0mm head gasket sourced from Japan

Engine being built next week! Much the same specs as the previous build, about the only changes are the head gasket, new PAR conrods and the NA BP head.

Oh, and a new Mazdaspeed rolled-edge slash-cut exhaust tip sourced.
this is all lies... lies i tell you.. its been more than a week rupe where is the beasty HT
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Old 24-09-2012, 01:14 PM   #312
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i know this is a long time ago but where did u get this make and roughly what was the cost???
Race Radiators in Dandenong VIC. $660.
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Old 24-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #313
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i know this is a long time ago but where did u get this make and roughly what was the cost???
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Built by Race Radiators in Dandenong.
You quoted rupe in your post exactly where he got it built!

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Old 24-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #314
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no i didnt

thanks rupe..
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Old 24-09-2012, 01:30 PM   #315
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...and the price was a couple of posts down, too
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Old 24-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #316
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New toy to add to the pile. 2.5mm enlarged. Intake is being ported to match.



Hopefully it'll be put to use soon
very nice mate... I'm glad you didn't thin out the throttle shaft either... many MX-5 owners who fitted larger throttles have a problem with broken throttle shafts! the other big problem with them are screws that fall out and destroying their engines!

I don't see the screws being flared/flattened out at the ends, after installation... this I think is a potential problem... the stock throttle screws are flared/flattened out to prevent them from backing out.... from what I read on the MX-5 forums, even loctite isn't fully safe because the harmonics/vibrations can shake it all loose!

I think you should install slightly longer screws, then weld or flatten them out so they are oblong to prevent them from backing out! Even my Autoexe big throttle is this way.... they tapped down the ends so that the screw ends are flared out, then they flatted out the sides so that it's oblong
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Old 19-01-2013, 01:33 AM   #317
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Hey man,

How is this beasty going I know u have a lot on UR plate at the moment, but when do u think she will have her heart back in??
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Old 19-01-2013, 12:27 PM   #318
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This year! LOL. No idea when though. All sorts of **** going on, including court cases with suppliers and just timewasting bull**** like that.

Have bought a few other things for it lately though.

Genuine MS, never seen them before. New in the packaging!

Means my HKS ones will be for sale soon.

And one of these carbon bonnets.

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Old 19-01-2013, 12:48 PM   #319
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Old 30-03-2013, 12:41 AM   #320
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Any new pictures of the car ? Or does it still look the same as 2yrs ago ?
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