Good news- intercooler is almost finished and im really liking how short the piping is gonna be. The turblown manifold puts the turbo so far forward that it'll connect directly to the intercooler on the other side without even needing piping in between.
The greddy elbow was cut and rewelded to line up better with the intercooler outlet. Its not gonna be a perfectly straight shot as i would have liked, but the curve will be minimal.
Aside from that, a whole grip of plumbing went down.
-10 turbo drain:
-10 through to both oil coolers. They are set up in a sequential setup, rather than parallel, but before you get your armchair engineer jimmiez in a bunch, i went this route for 2 reasons: A) being the fact that you need way more lines, fittings, and -10 T's cost a fuqload. Reason B) being the science of course says parallel is better because you're maximizing the efficiency of the coolers by splitting the oil but the fact remains - I havent seen any 7 owner claim that switching from sequential to parallel has made a SIGNIFICANT difference. No one. So for the sake of simplicity, here i am
The ps pump got some work too. High-pressure fitting to the rack done.
instead of the line cutting across the engine bay and getting tangled in the oil lines and everything else on the right side of the motor, i did something cleaner:
and heres how its sitting (still). I really dont wanna get my hopes up, but as of right now the car looks like its on track to be done at the shop in february and ready to come back home for me to finish up the final bits of work.
Extra-curricular activities consisted of fixing broken stuff on the miata i got sick of dealing with
and spent too much effort making this house for my car who doesnt even appreciate it. tite