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09-05-2018, 11:50 PM
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Posted By engineer

Hi, use the Dakota digital universal tach...

Hi,

use the Dakota digital universal tach adapter us ethe fti as the trigger and the Dakota to drive the tacho in the dash. It does the 8 to 4 cyl conversion for you.

It saves a lot of mucking...
07-06-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By engineer

I totally concur BG, well written. I totally...

I totally concur BG, well written. I totally agree that the Miata is an ageing platform. Even the good cars have squeaks, rattles, some have fuel fume smells, water leaks etc etc.

For the most...
06-25-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By engineer

Nice video BG... Gotta love those LS3...

Nice video BG...

Gotta love those LS3 engines...they make 500 RWHP look easy :)
06-21-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,949
Posted By engineer

Hi All, I would recommend that EURO 4 or 5...

Hi All,

I would recommend that EURO 4 or 5 spec catalytic converters be fitted (Magnaflow 51656 2.5" or Magnaflow 51659 3" ) and you will pass the smog tests. These converters flow really well nd...
06-21-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By engineer

Hi, The MSD unit has a 12v square wave...

Hi,

The MSD unit has a 12v square wave output that will trigger the Mazda NB tach, HOWEVER the tach is calibrated for a 4 cyl signal. I would be inclined to get a Dakota Digital Universal...
05-01-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,156
Posted By engineer

weight of aftermarket block

Hi all,

i concur that the standard block is only good for up to 500hp long-term.

An after market block Dart or Ford racing will be so much better and can do double the horsepower. However the...
03-22-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi BG, Thanks for the kind words. I did try...

Hi BG,

Thanks for the kind words. I did try my hardest to make everything as OEM standard and looking as possible. I did not want it to be better than OEM, just factory level detail and quality....
03-21-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Sure thing, I have built heaps of them in my...

Sure thing, I have built heaps of them in my time. They are a good engine, they just need good cam, heads and intake. Happy to help you put together an engine plan..

In addition I have engine...
03-21-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, Here are some better shots of the...

Hi Brad,

Here are some better shots of the brace...I got it up on a hoist :)

Chttp://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i462/jfilippis/WP_20180320_16_13_38_Pro.jpg...
03-20-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By engineer

Looks Great!! Beautiful work! I like the NB...

Looks Great!! Beautiful work!

I like the NB so much more than the NA and NC!
03-20-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By engineer

Hi, As a suggestion can you not utilize the...

Hi,

As a suggestion can you not utilize the NB Miata evaporative canister and solenoid and have the LS ECU trigger the existing Miata purge solenoid? That way you can retain the factory setup and...
03-19-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, Here are the pics of the slave...

Hi Brad,

Here are the pics of the slave cylinder brace...and they are very average (so sorry!) as I didn't have access to a hoist. But it is pretty easy to see it once you know how it is made up....
03-19-2018, 03:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi BG, The headlamp housings are actually...

Hi BG,
The headlamp housings are actually factory OEM Mazda Miata NB Series 2!!! :)

There was a change by Mazda in the headlamps design to better units with three separate sections in late 2000....
03-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Thanks Brad, I must say that your build helped...

Thanks Brad,
I must say that your build helped me so much in planning for mine. Your pics and notes were invaluable to me (as were many others) and as such I am happy to be able to give you and...
03-18-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi All, Here are the pics as promised..I...

Hi All,

Here are the pics as promised..I finally had a chance to wash the car properly for a photo shoot..Enjoy!!
...
03-17-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi All, Here are some pictures of my Deuce...

Hi All,

Here are some pictures of my Deuce Roll Bar install with the addition of the Mazda Factory Wind Deflector. Many have stated that the wind deflector cannot be refitted with a roll bar but...
03-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 17,013
Posted By engineer

Hi BG, this is a great build thread. Well...

Hi BG,

this is a great build thread. Well done. I thoroughly enjoyed the read. I noticed that your car is very similar in build philosophy and looks to mine, we even share the wooden rimmed...
03-15-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi Hotwheels, YEs you are correct Dynomat is...

Hi Hotwheels,

YEs you are correct Dynomat is not technically a heat shield. Dynomat Extreme is probably best described as a sound proofing that can be used in the engine bay as well as under the...
03-14-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By engineer

Hi BG, I can attest to the fact that in an...

Hi BG,

I can attest to the fact that in an NB the entire ECU can be removed without issue. The cluster does not use it at all. All inputs can be fed to it independent of the ECU and the ABS is a...
03-14-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,762
Posted By engineer

Hi, Don't forget that the Dakota Digital...

Hi,

Don't forget that the Dakota Digital universal tacho interface will do any engine to tacho combination. It works a treat :)
03-13-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 749
Posted By engineer

Dyno Results Ford 331 Stroker TFS Heads and Intake

Hi All,

Here is my dyno sheet for the following engine configuration:

Ford 331 stroker, TFS 11R 190cc heads and TFS R Intake with 75mm TB and custom Ed Curtis Cam ([email protected] thou and 0.6 in...
03-13-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By engineer

Hi, Ok diagnosis should be as follows: ...

Hi,

Ok diagnosis should be as follows:

If the engine was rebuilt then the following tests will reveal the culprit. I am putting my money on a valve stem seal, since the smoke stops when you...
03-13-2018, 08:04 PM
03-13-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi BG, Thank you for the kind words and...

Hi BG,

Thank you for the kind words and encouragement it is greatly appreciated ��

Now in response to your well thought out questions...

1. I have been dealing with US based companies for...
03-13-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,968
Posted By engineer

Hi All, Ok I can now safely put some notes...

Hi All,

Ok I can now safely put some notes together for everyone as my build is now finished (well almost!) and I have driven the car for 3000 kms and can advise that everything is looking pretty...
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