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Old 06-26-12, 04:44 PM
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wow, your car looks very nice its crazy how many of us are doing turbo swaps right now. hope you get your engine together soon cause i cant wait for pics.
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Old 06-27-12, 08:58 AM
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Thanks man. Rebuild kit shipped today! Just gotta order some OEM apex seals now.
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Old 07-16-12, 10:21 PM
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Got some updates for you guys I was busy on saturday.

Squeaky clean rotors with new bearings installed.

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Painted rotor housings silver with black lettering.

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Heres what the motor is gonna look like.

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Close up of the housings.

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My painted 12a oil pan and mount. The oil pan was free and has dents in it lol!

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Heres one of my toolbox at work.

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And today I got some stuff done. I bead blasted the front cover and painted it, bead blasted the bac valve and painted it and made the OMP look like new.

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Heres the atkins kit C with oem apex seals and oem rotor bearings.

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I hope to have the engine assembled very soon. Still cleaning and painting parts but I should have some time to start assembly.

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Old 07-16-12, 10:50 PM
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damn looking good man! you engine looks exactly the same as mine haha. what omp are you going to run? what ecu? keep up the good work!
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Im gonna run the stock OMP probably with that adapter from RA to run a remote OMP resevoir. I havent decided yet I might just premix.

I plan on running a Haltech ECU, probably an E6K or E6X. I recently bought 2 books off of Amazon to help me learn to to tune it as well.
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Old 07-17-12, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MazdaMike02 View Post
Im gonna run the stock OMP probably with that adapter from RA to run a remote OMP resevoir. I havent decided yet I might just premix.

I plan on running a Haltech ECU, probably an E6K or E6X. I recently bought 2 books off of Amazon to help me learn to to tune it as well.
ive read about a way to mod the stock omp to accept external oil feed, ill see if i can find the thread. thats what im planning on doing because the adapter is $100 and id rather not buy it unless i have to.

haltech is always a good choice.
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Old 07-17-12, 01:47 PM
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Looking good! The 12a oil pan won't work for you though, you'll need the one from a GSL-SE (unless that was a typo in your earlier post)
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Old 07-17-12, 03:36 PM
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Ill have to look for that thread, that definitely interests me. Yeah I chose Haltech because for one a very reputable builder told me to get one. For one if I need help tuning it he knows about it. Really theres massive support for Haltechs, and I've heard its fairly easy to learn.

82transam thanks for pointing that out man. I totally gapped out and forgot that the 12a pan is too short. Oh well, it was free. I would have figured that out quick when I went to throw it on!

If anybody has an SE oil pan I need one!
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Old 07-17-12, 03:57 PM
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No problem You can actually still buy SE pans new, and I think they are under $100 - something to consider.
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Yeah I looked it up today my cost is $90 for a brand new pan I'm going to order one next Wednesday.
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Old 07-28-12, 05:09 PM
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any updates?
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Old 07-28-12, 09:52 PM
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Yes. Spent Most of today porting my rotor housings. Pineapple Racing streetable mild exhaust port. To go with my ported intake ports.



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Old 07-29-12, 10:45 AM
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wow those look nice! is this your first time porting? did u do a practice housing first?
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Yeah it was my first time lol I as very worried about ruining my mint housings but they came out great. I was very careful, they came out good.
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Old 07-29-12, 11:55 AM
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thats sweet man, good job. did u use a dremel?
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Yes I used a Dremel with the snake attachment. I did major grinding with the carbide. Ground the rest out with the stones, then finished it with 80,120,320. I did the final polishing with 3 different brushes, steel, brass and nylon.

I have an update. Engine is together! Well mostly..Im waiting on a 3/4 NPT tap so I can drill and tap my front cover for oil return. And the oil pan didnt go on yet because the front cover isnt on.



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Old 08-08-12, 08:19 AM
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I love the lettering!
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looks like its coming together nicely. i like the green.
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Thanks guys. Im losing my **** right now.. I didn't notice that all the exhaust studs for the rotor housings were damaged til the motor was put together. I can't get the studs out...I've tried multiple stud removers, heated one with a torch and quenched it and it will not come out. I'm so angry, cause now I'm probably gonna have to bring it to a machine shop to have them get the studs out...and who knows what thats gonna cost.
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i had this same problem. weld a bar to them at a bit of an angle so it will clear everything when rotated and maybe they will come out (they did for me), the heat from welding might help.
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Old 08-09-12, 08:32 AM
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Im gonna try welding nuts to them and use impact. If they break **** it ill drill um out and heli coil it.
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Updates! Lots!

Got the studs out, 2 came out with a heavy duty stud remover. 1 broke at almost the very end and the other did too. Had to drill both of them, I didn't take any pictures of that. Both threads were damaged, one severely. So instead of Heli-Coiling them, we bought a Time-Sert thread repair kit. Best tool ever, best investment. I drilled out the housings and inserted new threaded inserts (m10 x 1.50).

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Water pump pulley, Thermostat Neck, TB Inlet, alt bracket, charge pipe, CAS all cleaned up and painted.


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Heres my stockpile of parts so far Energy Suspension watts link poly bushing kit (Free!)
TII Yoke (MazdaTrix), Oil Feed kit and Oil Return Kits (eBay), Clutch Master, Pace Setter Plug Wires (RockAuto), MBC (forum member) and Mazdaspeed Rotor Oil Cap (forum member)


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Upper Intake Painted with VHT Wrinkle Finish


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Old 09-01-12, 04:39 PM
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LIM Blocked off, painted with VHT Wrinkle Finish. This one didn't come out very well, had to re do lower right corner and the plates look weird.


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LIM backside, can see the port matching I need to do still


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LIM porting, smoothed out casting flash and transitions


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Thats it for now, I'm out of money and August hasnt been a good month for me. I'm hopefully buying a parts car shortly with most of the stuff I still need.
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Old 09-02-12, 10:57 AM
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its starting to look really good man. i like the wrinkle finish paint on your manifolds, looks dope. when you get the long block all assembled could you take a couple pics of the omp linkage near lim and coolant housing? i like to see how mazda ran it through there for ideas on making mine.
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