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Here's a pic of the Steering Quickener


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Wiring goodies...

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Wiring Harness is out.... Over 25 lbf of wiring (excluding the fuse boxes)..

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Pre-intercooler piping is ready...

 

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Invest in a leak tester... Best 50 bucks I've ever spent. Found 4 leaks with this thing..


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Dinner today is a ribeye Steak and homemade bread....



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Then made a template for my relay/fuse panel


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Why the hole saw'd ends on the intercooler pipes? I've seen (and done) that for exhaust piping before, but I've never seen that done on intake side pluming.
 

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Why the hole saw'd ends on the intercooler pipes? I've seen (and done) that for exhaust piping before, but I've never seen that done on intake side pluming.
@te72 One negative to piping/couplers is that pipes will protrude inside the angled coupler. Any protrusion in the path of the air inside the pipes will cause turbulence and increase pressure losses. This will in turn affect spool and decrease horsepower. I hope that makes sense.
 

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What kind of a time-attack car doesn't have composites??!!!


breaking out the Carbon Fiber ...HERE WE GO


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Assembled Relay/Fuse Panel



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@te72 One negative to piping/couplers is that pipes will protrude inside the angled coupler. Any protrusion in the path of the air inside the pipes will cause turbulence and increase pressure losses. This will in turn affect spool and decrease horsepower. I hope that makes sense.
Are you suggesting that these cuts will improve laminar flow inside the pipes? If so, that's never a bad thing...
 

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Are you suggesting that these cuts will improve laminar flow inside the pipes? If so, that's never a bad thing...
More or less, yes. I don't think the flow will be laminar all the time because it will depend on velocity and where it's at in the pipes. But, at least, the cuts will significantly reduce swirling and high pressure areas. This would definitely reduce pressure losses. Welded pipes have the upper hand in this regard, but you will deal with different cons.
 

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Well interesting. I like the theory of pursuing those little things, it's what separates good cars from great ones.

Flyin Miata has one piece intercooler pipes made from silicone, for their turbo setups. Always seemed like a nice option, but not likely a realistic one for custom setups...
 

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My apologies for not updating this thread.
I got the car wired up and been tracking a tuning problem... Mainly Idle. I usually can't move on to different tasks till the one at hand is finished to my satisfaction, but I was able to tackle other stuff in tandem. I'll list them in the next few posts.
 

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Got the some vacuum bagging supplies... These things are expensive...


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Test-fitting my center console. My fuse box sits under the radio (gutted).

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Mocking up my switches... I couldn't think of a better low-key location for them. Center console is perfect.


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Master Switch with a resettable circuit breaker


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Took out the CD Changer, Amplifier and sub. They weighed over 20 pounds...

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