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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:15 am

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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:17 pm

philhoward wrote:
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With this blower then maybe 180-200 or so with no lag.
180bhp of linear power should destroy a peaky turbo car with similar power 8)


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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:44 pm

That’s the plan 8)


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Post by Benc » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:21 pm

Are you running A or B tyres Phil?



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Post by philhoward » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:23 pm

Currently 1A - not committing to having the SC running this coming season so the stock 134(?)bhp should be within the capability of our ready-scrubbed RS3s.


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Post by philhoward » Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:38 pm

Shortening the gearlinkage appears to have been the easy bit (chop, chop, drill). Getting the gearbox to actually fit the tunnel has been a bigger issue.

The MX5 gearbox doesn’t have a rear gearbox mount per se - there’s a huge aluminium channel which bolts the gearbox directly to the diff so the rear gearbox mount it actually the diff mounts. That’s not going to work in an SS1 either but there’s a huge lump of casting on the tail shaft mousing for this.

Originally it looks like this:
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Not any more it doesn’t..
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Bit of a tight squeeze:
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(But that’s why we have lump hammers..) :mrgreen:
At least the gear-lever will be in the right place:
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Luckily there’s a couple of M10x1.25 bolt holes at the back (originally an exhaust mounting IIRC - visible in the first pic), so hopefully I can pick up on those for a mounting of some sort.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 am

I think I’ve found the sweet spot where things almost clear, so time to make up some new mounts.

Looks like the supercharger should fit Ok too..
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Post by Alan SS1 » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:40 pm

philhoward wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:15 am
I think I’ve found the sweet spot where things almost clear, so time to make up some new mounts.

Looks like the supercharger should fit Ok too..
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disappointed it is not mounted through a hole in the top of the bonnet :wink:
ideally with two or three butterfly valves?

so a potential 'wolf in sheeps clothing' even if you have no plans to frighten the b'jesu oot of hot hatches at the traffic lights :shock:


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Post by philhoward » Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:43 pm

Need to maintain the silhouette, so no obnoxious protrusion allowed.


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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:04 pm

Engine mounts now attached to the chassis courtesy of the hot metal glue gun - hope my measurements are correct :shock: Just waiting for the poly mounts to arrive as the ebay seller sent them to the wrong person.. :evil:

Clutch operation converted to cable - luckily the 1800Ti mechanism fits the mounting holes left by the original hydraulic slave.
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Digital speedo tested and looks like it’ll work 8)

Ran a return fuel line through the tunnel whilst I had the prop shaft out of the way.

Hopefully get a couple of hours in the week to drop the engine back in the hole for the last time - then try and get the exhaust gasses out..


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Post by philhoward » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:27 am

Just noticed from that pic the clutch cable isn’t quite a straight run - doesn’t look that bad in reality plus arcs a bit when pulled. Funnily enough found the (what I thought was a) CVH clutch cable I’ve been carrying around last year is actually a Ti one so have a spare already!


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Post by Dcrosby13 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:14 am

ooh quick release push rod, very nice! do you think its going to be ready in time for the test day? ours is still looking like a longshot.


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Post by philhoward » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:19 am

Hoping that because I’m starting off without the supercharger I might just be able to get it running on the original ECU for a shakedown. The exhaust might be a bit Heath Robinson though..

That’s the quick release from Steve - which happens to be M10 fine thread. Luckily the Mazda engine is covered in those so rounded the head of a (hopefully) spare bolt but with a little M5 countersunk in the end to stop it falling out..


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Post by philhoward » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:13 pm

philhoward wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:04 pm
Engine mounts now attached to the chassis courtesy of the hot metal glue gun - hope my measurements are correct
They weren’t :evil:

The joys of trying to assemble a 3D jigsaw when some of it was swinging from an engine crane at the time. With the engine is what would be possibly the right place, the new prop is just a bit too long and whilst the crank pulley will clear the front crossmember, I forgot to allow clearance for the bolts which hold the dampers in place.

To top it all off, I found the gear-lever offset to one side. That’ll be the remains of the reverse light switch so more clearance needed there (and a new switch).

Safe to say it won’t be at the Test Day and I won’t bother entering Aintree either.

Off to have a bottle of something German..or two..then buy some more cutting discs.


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:40 pm

Personally I would cut the top off your transmission tunnel and glass it back in after.

Can you slot your engine mounts so the pulley bolts clear?


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