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06-17-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By DaleClark

I'm not sure what the long term would be of...

I'm not sure what the long term would be of running pre-turbo - that could prematurely erode the compressor blade of the turbo over time.

Post IC is where most people put the WI nozzles. I've...
06-09-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By DaleClark

Not sure which mounts those were. The only...

Not sure which mounts those were. The only aftermarket mounts that would work with the aluminum arm are the Himni mounts. I think the IRP mounts would be a better way to go.

The Full Function...
06-08-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 27,859
Posted By DaleClark

I think there's room on the driver's frame rail...

I think there's room on the driver's frame rail but it's tight.

My Apexi front mount uses a Miata battery on a cut up stock battery tray. I do prefer having the battery under the hood, battery...
06-06-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By DaleClark

Yep, that's it. You can easily sell those parts...

Yep, that's it. You can easily sell those parts to someone wanting to add cruise.

I added cruise years back to my R2 since my knees can't take long car trips without it!

Dale
06-06-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By DaleClark

91 deg. C isn't overheating, that's actually in...

91 deg. C isn't overheating, that's actually in safe operating range.

If you can get something like the Lisle funnel -

https://www.amazon.com/Lisle-24680-Spill-Free-Funnel/dp/B00A6AS6LY

that...
Forum: Build Threads
06-06-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,961
Posted By DaleClark

I've installed steering rack bushings on a few...

I've installed steering rack bushings on a few FD's, the Superpro ones are direct drop in. You can easily do it from under the car - remove belly pan, remove the 4 bolts that hold the steering rack...
06-06-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By DaleClark

It's hard to say "it's the shop's direct fault" -...

It's hard to say "it's the shop's direct fault" - it could have been done better, but that's a tight space for a coolant hose. Could have been good at one point then something happened that pushed...
06-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By DaleClark

Hardline would be nice. Big thing to take away...

Hardline would be nice. Big thing to take away from this is VERY little survives direct contact with a turbine housing. That could have been the best high heat hose out there but it's not going to...
Forum: Build Threads
06-05-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By DaleClark

^It's possible you have a slightly bent power...

^It's possible you have a slightly bent power plant frame. Friend's car had the exact same shifter placement - it was pushed over towards the passenger side of the car and hitting the body of the...
06-04-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,329
Posted By DaleClark

The before and after pics are my car :). I got...

The before and after pics are my car :). I got one of the first of these brackets, they fit SUPER good and beat the heck out of velcro and zip ties.

Glad you guys are taking up making these...
06-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By DaleClark

I would also just go through the coolant lines on...

I would also just go through the coolant lines on your car. I can see the radiator hose that goes to the thermostat housing has crusty coolant residue around the top, looks like it's been seeping.
...
05-21-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,567
Posted By DaleClark

Get a rubber chair leg cap from the hardware...

Get a rubber chair leg cap from the hardware store - I think it's 7/8" ID is what you need. Drill 3-4 small holes in it and clamp it on the ACV output pipe (the one making the moo noise).

Takes...
05-14-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By DaleClark

Unless the shop is hundreds of miles away,...

Unless the shop is hundreds of miles away, there's no problem driving there. Just drive normal, you don't have to hotdog it.

I think the shop manual may have the factory caster/camber/toe...
05-11-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By DaleClark

Does one of the clusters have the stock boost...

Does one of the clusters have the stock boost gauge? I know that cluster needs an extra ground to work right.

I would also totally disconnect the battery and let the whole system discharge -...
05-08-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By DaleClark

I've been using this Vibrant exhaust gasket - ...

I've been using this Vibrant exhaust gasket -

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000E43BDK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I think if you go on their web page it will have the...
05-06-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 239
Posted By DaleClark

I know you can gut the airbag out of the cover...

I know you can gut the airbag out of the cover but still leave the frame so it can bolt in. It bolts in from underneath with a number of 12mm bolts.

If it's just the outer skin you may need to...
04-27-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By DaleClark

So I may have just fixed it :) Found a...

So I may have just fixed it :)

Found a (really ratty looking) ECU in the attic and swapped it in. Free revving the car it revs up no problems, all the way to redline.

Fixing to open the ECU up...
04-25-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By DaleClark

The stock fuel pump has an O-ring at the top that...

The stock fuel pump has an O-ring at the top that fits into a "bell" on the end of the fuel pump outlet pipe on the fuel pump hanger. There are also 2 plastic pieces that locate the O-ring to keep...
04-24-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By DaleClark

You may be able to make a gasket for it as well. ...

You may be able to make a gasket for it as well. I went to a local gasket shop and got a piece of rubber gasket material, cut it out with an XActo knife. Big thing is you want a water proof seal...
04-24-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By DaleClark

If you are changing coolant once a year I don't...

If you are changing coolant once a year I don't know if it's totally necessary to do the block drain every time. The big thing is I think that gets more of the junk/sediment out since a lot of it...
04-20-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,881
Posted By DaleClark

So guys always ask me "why do you do these big...

So guys always ask me "why do you do these big write-ups?"

Coming up on DGRR 2019 and I'm getting my FD ready. Take it out, hit the cruise control - nothing. The main switch won't light up when...
04-18-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By DaleClark

Hahaha, I'm working on a friend's FD and am...

Hahaha, I'm working on a friend's FD and am replacing the belts. I noticed his idler pulley was a little rough as well and Googled around on the bearing number.

I found a seller on Ebay with what...
04-17-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By DaleClark

The OEM screw cap covers pop right in to the...

The OEM screw cap covers pop right in to the aluminum cups. They fit PERFECTLY too. They do not come with the covers or anything, you just get the cups that you see in the picture.

I like using...
04-17-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By DaleClark

Mazda originally had some sort of anti-squeak low...

Mazda originally had some sort of anti-squeak low friction tape all along the edges of the plastics but that falls off and disintegrates over time.

I got the aluminum door pull cups from Rotary...
04-17-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 452
Posted By DaleClark

You bet. Also very possible that the rubber pad...

You bet. Also very possible that the rubber pad the switch pushes against has disintegrated. Very common problem. If it has the end of the switch will push through the hole that is made when the...
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