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    Finally starting to move in the right direction...

    Finally starting to move in the right direction of putting stuff ONTO the motor vs taking stuff off. Water pump housing and oil pan are on.
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    Picked up the Nine Lives Racing Big Wang this...

    Picked up the Nine Lives Racing Big Wang this morning. Still waiting on the 2nd elements to come back in stock, but once they do that'll go on as well :D
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    Not KMiata content as much as XP content, but...

    Not KMiata content as much as XP content, but these are currently being CNC'd :D

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48302025596_3442d4e3e1_o.png
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    lmao, wrong thread. I'm a dingus. Didn't even...

    lmao, wrong thread. I'm a dingus.
    Didn't even realize I'd posted it here.
    It's this thread:
    https://www.mazdas247.com/forum/showthread.php?123868684-KMiata-SCCA-Solo-XP-swap
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    I thought I was done with the rack, until I had...

    I thought I was done with the rack, until I had one of those "oh shit, you dumbass" realizations while drifting off to sleep last night.

    There is a shoulder on the new style Inner Tie Rod locking...
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    Steering rack's ready to go (minus a couple zip...

    Steering rack's ready to go (minus a couple zip ties to secure the boots).
    New inner tie rods, new R Package outer tie rods, and my home-brew steering limiters.
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    I've got the oil pump swapped. RSX TypeS pump...

    I've got the oil pump swapped. RSX TypeS pump (compare it to the stock TSX monstrosity in my previous post):

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48250825821_51574766fa_o.jpg

    KMiata's billet...
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    The new subframe came in on Friday as I was...

    The new subframe came in on Friday as I was leaving to spend the weekend at the lake w/ the family, so no checking got done, but:

    No hammer or clearanceing needed!
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    EDIT: wrong thread

    EDIT: wrong thread
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    I can't speak for everyone, obviously, but I'd...

    I can't speak for everyone, obviously, but I'd say 6/10 of my racing friends are IT or engineering professionals. Probably 2/10 are in the medical fields.
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    Thanks guys. If anything, my story is one that...

    Thanks guys. If anything, my story is one that shows any schmoe can do this stuff, and hopefully not let other schmoes be as intimidated by big projects. I'm an IT guy, this stuff is way outside my...
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    I also realized that the engine I got from the...

    I also realized that the engine I got from the scrapper didn't come with the water pump housing. Or rather, I realized, looking at the shape of the new water pump, and the shape of the whacking great...
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    Got the engine torn down as far as I need to: ...

    Got the engine torn down as far as I need to:

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48197249177_bae514239c_o.jpg

    Including the mahoosive oil-pump & counter-balance shaft assembly. That thing...
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48191942692_d5...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48191942692_d5e19ed081_o.jpg
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    Finally broke the seal on the motor. And...

    Finally broke the seal on the motor.

    And despite having drained it, completely I thought, after first getting it...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48190512431_9a6a6d8162_o.jpg

    Maybe...
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    The Duryea Hill Climb (or maybe Pagoda?) in PA...

    The Duryea Hill Climb (or maybe Pagoda?) in PA is, I think, either the same weekend or 1 weekend either side of Chasing the Dragon. I'd love to make it out to some PHA events sometime, they seem to...
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    Which hill climb? Chasing the Dragon in...

    Which hill climb? Chasing the Dragon in Robbinsville, NC
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    (rlaugh) Still no. Timetable's always been to...

    (rlaugh)
    Still no. Timetable's always been to tear it down to start this properly *AFTER* the hill climb in August. I'm just starting to work on some of the finnicky out-of-the-car stuff while I'm...
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    Good news: KMiata is having another subframe sent...

    Good news: KMiata is having another subframe sent out today.



    While I wait for that to come in, I figure I might as well do some of the small things. I have a depowered NB rack as specced out...
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    I got the plates welded in. Welding upside down...

    I got the plates welded in. Welding upside down sucks donkey balls, but other than that it wasn't too hard of a job.

    Had the first opportunity to run the welder on 120V. Seemed to do the job fine...
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    Time to fix the new D-ring mounts properly that I...

    Time to fix the new D-ring mounts properly that I added to the trailer. They're listed as 6000 lb load each, but uh...the plywood they're bolted through isn't. I tried it for last month's TT event,...
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    SITREP: Good news: I got the bores cleared out....

    SITREP:
    Good news: I got the bores cleared out.
    Bad news: they're banana shaped and the bolts won't go in.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48138949038_73832c499a_o.jpg

    The bolts bind up...
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    How long before you go full on with the gauges?...

    How long before you go full on with the gauges? :D

    https://images.holley.com/p-204-iq3s2.jpg
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    KMiata SCCA Solo XP swap

    It's finally getting close enough that I want to get started on prep work for this project since I've got most of the parts needed now.

    The first bit of prep was the steering rack, and so as to...
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    Sticky: That someone would be correct. Nyloc is pretty...

    That someone would be correct. Nyloc is pretty dependable, but not when heat's involved.
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