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Old 06-21-2015, 08:20 PM   #76
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Thats why I use it too, protect the rust and pipes from weld. Good for cheaper builds that get driven (I don't build many show cars, lol).






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Old 06-22-2015, 07:10 AM   #77
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I'm relaying all your progress to a co-worker. In 15 years he hasn't made as much progress as you have in the last few months. I like what you're doing with the exhaust. The fact that you're thinking ahead and planning for disassembly is something few people (even shops) do.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:11 AM   #78
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I'm relaying all your progress to a co-worker. In 15 years he hasn't made as much progress as you have in the last few months. I like what you're doing with the exhaust. The fact that you're thinking ahead and planning for disassembly is something few people (even shops) do.
It's a Little British Car, not planning for future breakage would not work out so well.


... and for what I accomplished today. I made a somewhat complicated bracket and mounted my AFM up at the front of the engine. I wanted to use the stock 13B intake piping and the radiator would be in the way to mount it in the same place as the RX7. I plan to run the intake across the front of the engine (up high and behind the radiator shroud) and plumb in a cold air intake and filter box on the driver's side. I'm trying to figure out a way to tuck the filter box high in the wheel well, directly behind the headlight, as this is the only reasonably clear unused space up front. Still puzzling over that one.


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AFM placement 2 by Kevin Frank, on Flickr


AFM placement 3 by Kevin Frank, on Flickr
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:25 PM   #79
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Does that pipe clear with the hood closed? Looks close...
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:55 PM   #80
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Does that pipe clear with the hood closed? Looks close...
It is close (just like everything else in this 5 lb. sack ), but yes, it should. The hood bulges upward toward the middle with no inner structure, which is the only reason that my manifold clears. I'll see for absolute sure next time I trial fit the hood. It wouldn't be the first time I had to go back and re-think something.

edit: damn it Ransom, you got me worried and I had to go out and reinstall the hood to check it. There was a clearance issue. Not with the hood per se, but with the mounting tab for the hood prop. Chopped off the tab and it closes just fine.

Wheww! Good eye.

I do have another clearance issue with the thermostat housing pipe. It touches on the inner curve of the bend. I was planning to cut and swivel that to a more forward angle anyway. The outward angle is a bit extreme for this car and now that I know it touches the intake piping I'll definitely need to modify it to face further toward the front of the car.
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Old 06-23-2015, 01:43 AM   #81
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It is close (just like everything else in this 5 lb. sack ), but yes, it should. The hood bulges upward toward the middle with no inner structure, which is the only reason that my manifold clears. I'll see for absolute sure next time I trial fit the hood. It wouldn't be the first time I had to go back and re-think something.

edit: damn it Ransom, you got me worried and I had to go out and reinstall the hood to check it. There was a clearance issue. Not with the hood per se, but with the mounting tab for the hood prop. Chopped off the tab and it closes just fine.

Wheww! Good eye.

I do have another clearance issue with the coolant inlet pipe. It touches on the inner curve of the bend. I was planning to cut and swivel that to a more forward angle anyway. The outward angle is a bit extreme for this car and now that I know it touches the intake piping I'll definitely need to modify it to face further toward the front of the car.

Good deal..

My OCD kicks in I would be fucking with the hood on and off constantly. Like checking the door lock even though I fucking know its locked I just checked it 8 times but I am still going to check it however many more times...
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:55 AM   #82
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In order to get accurate measurements for the intake system I need to get a few other things situated. I had to make a new battery box and mounts from scratch to relocate it. It was originally mounted up by the windshield cowl, but that area is no longer there..

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Trailing coil and main FC fuse panel mounted.


trailing coil by Kevin Frank, on Flickr

I screwed up on the paint. I was going to do some touch up on the box and mounts. Bought the wrong paint and it's now lifting. I'll need to sandblast it all off and start over on the paint when I get to it.
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... and leading coil is mounted.

built a bracket to bolt where the original coil went ...


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mounted the coil ...


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and a picture of the whole ensemble.


coils and battery by Kevin Frank, on Flickr
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Can you pull the plugs with it in the engine bay..
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Can you pull the plugs with it in the engine bay..
Yep, yep, one of the first things I looked for, accessibility to the plugs. Admittedly I probably shouldn't do any bulking up on the forearms to get in there, but I can reach them.
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So easier access than an Rx8 good deal!
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So easier access than an Rx8 good deal!
OK, OK, I'll go get pics. :grumble, damned nuisance neighbor kids, grumble:


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OK, OK, I'll go get pics. :grumble, damned nuisance neighbor kids, grumble:


Haha you don't have to one of the earlier pics give a pretty clear indicator there is room.
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Now you tell me. Well you're getting the picture anyhow.

spark plug access by Kevin Frank, on Flickr

Lots of room.
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