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01-19-2019, 04:44 PM
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Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, Your oil consumption if small could...

Hi Brad,

Your oil consumption if small could be from the following areas:

1) Excessive piston bore clearance
2) Rings (excessive end gap, installed upside down or gaps out of correct...
01-18-2019, 08:51 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Excellent. That sounds like a much better plan...

Excellent. That sounds like a much better plan than the one in Post 1 :)

Yes the new AFR 165 heads will be perfect and Ed's cam will give you a solid 20 hp over the XE cams, I have simulated the...
01-15-2019, 04:54 PM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Yes that is steep. I would buy them new. For the...

Yes that is steep. I would buy them new. For the few hundred saving its not worth the hassle. The TFS 170 11r heads give you slightly better gas flow behavior due to the rotated valve position. Not...
01-14-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, a better alternative for accuracy...

Hi Brad,

a better alternative for accuracy is the dakota digital speedo interface. You can then adjust speedo up or down as you drive using your phone gps as a reference.

Any change in gearing,...
01-14-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,491
Posted By engineer

Hi, You can drop the subframe up to 3/8 of...

Hi,

You can drop the subframe up to 3/8 of an inch (10mm). Any more than that and you will run out of thread on the front subframe mounting bolts. I dropped mine by 3/8. Use as little shimming as...
01-13-2019, 04:16 PM
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Posted By engineer

Great work on securing the intake. You won't be...

Great work on securing the intake. You won't be disappointed.

Also on the tune, I would strongly advise to have the car custom tuned once it is running. It will make a huge difference in...
01-12-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,104
Posted By engineer

Which will be an LS3 V8 Porsche Boxster :)

Which will be an LS3 V8 Porsche Boxster :)
01-12-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By engineer

Hi Ron, Ok I have run up some numbers for...

Hi Ron,

Ok I have run up some numbers for you in Dynomation 6. OK according tot he simulation which at this point is not super accurate as it needs some very detailed parameters, so I am sort of...
01-11-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By engineer

Hi Ron, Thanks for the kind words and the...

Hi Ron,

Thanks for the kind words and the info on your build:

I did model your build in my software but there are a few assumptions that I had to make as I don't have all the info. But it...
01-10-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,104
Posted By engineer

Hi Ron, You have no idea how draconian the...

Hi Ron,

You have no idea how draconian the Australian laws can be. there is a reason for this in that they want to ensure that the cars that are modified are safe for people to drive...i.e. stop,...
01-10-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Yes, I concur, + 1 from me. The 70mm TB...

Yes, I concur, + 1 from me.

The 70mm TB opening for the Explorer intake is there (actually I think the opening is like 68mm...so a bit of work with a die grinder will help...or at least it was on...
01-07-2019, 05:09 PM
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Posted By engineer

Yes it is a straight bolt on

Yes it is a straight bolt on
01-06-2019, 11:25 PM
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Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, Apologies for my assumptions in my...

Hi Brad,

Apologies for my assumptions in my posts being slightly askew...I just realised that you are using the HO manifold and NOT the Explorer style manifold (hence my quoted figure of 240cfm...
01-03-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,097
Posted By engineer

Hi, An aftermarket throttle body will flow a...

Hi,

An aftermarket throttle body will flow a lot more than the factory throttle body even at the same diameter. I would advise that you upgrade it. A 75mm accufab is a good option.
01-03-2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, If the EECiV is custom tuned for...

Hi Brad,

If the EECiV is custom tuned for the application (assuming the injectors are upgraded, along with maf and fuel pump) I cant see why not. Although the EECiV isn't super sophisticated it...
01-02-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Hi Brad, Yes you are correct there is likely...

Hi Brad,

Yes you are correct there is likely a variance in the quality of crate engines out there. But realistically speaking for the majority of people who run their engines on the street at...
12-30-2018, 07:11 AM
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Views: 1,997
Posted By engineer

Hi, I agree with .bob. Building it...

Hi,

I agree with .bob.

Building it yourself is not cheaper, but is more rewarding.

Ok for a solid 300rwhp you will need...

331 or 347 cubes
Proper heads...afr 185 or trickflow 190 11r
12-18-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,104
Posted By engineer

v8 mx5

Hi Kaboose,

Just make sure that you are referencing the TARE weight and NOT the KERB weight. Heaviest NC TARE weight i could find was 1140kg. Multiplied by 5 gets you a maximum engine cc value of...
12-17-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,104
Posted By engineer

Hi Kaboose, The Tare weight listed for the...

Hi Kaboose,

The Tare weight listed for the NC Series is somewhere between 1062kg-1101kg according to Redbook. If you wanted to do a 6.0L LS the Tare mass would need to be 1200kg in order for it to...
12-17-2018, 12:29 AM
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Views: 4,104
Posted By engineer

Mx5 v8

Hi Kaboose,

Yes I did. I finalised all the engineering this month. it was a 14 month journey but I am 100% legal on every front :)!!
10-24-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By engineer

Ahhh OK...that would explain it...its a bit hard...

Ahhh OK...that would explain it...its a bit hard to get things working when you are using a defective device to begin with :)

Great to hear that Summit are sending you a new one.

The DD unit...
10-24-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By engineer

Hi, Make sure that you are sending the output...

Hi,
Make sure that you are sending the output from the DD Tach Adpater to the correct wire at the cluster.

Wiring plugs at the back of the Mazda instrument cluster can be found as follows. Plug 1...
09-06-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
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, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,014
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, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,078
Posted By engineer

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

Nice video BG...

Gotta love those LS3 engines...they make 500 RWHP look easy :)
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