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  • Originally posted by bawareca View Post
    Welcome to my world
    Incidentally, my car hit the ground yesterday. There is a hope after all, we may see the track again, some day
    Congrats! Yes we may just make it before they close down all the racetracks and electric self-driving cars take over the world.
    Ryan Passey
    Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

    #13 1990 Miata
    "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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    • Out front for our tech day at the shop. Starting to look more and more like a car. Still many items on the to-do list but it felt great to have it out there even just rolling. We're getting there



      Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 12:57 PM.
      Ryan Passey
      Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

      #13 1990 Miata
      "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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      • Back on the lift and continuing to tick items off the list. Today I ran the main battery cable and engine grounds. This motorsports grade cable is awesome stuff and super flexible:

        Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 12:55 PM.
        Ryan Passey
        Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

        #13 1990 Miata
        "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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        • New posts to this build thread are always the highlight of my day. Such great work, Ryan.

          How did you make the bracket for the IQ3S? It's beautiful.
          www.TrackHQ.com

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          • Thanks Brett (see I even used your proper name and everything, how about that?)

            The IQ3S bracket I just drew up digitally and then waterjet and bend. Love making parts like this, takes me back to the drafting I did in school. I have another bracket that I did at the same time, that update is coming shortly as soon as I get it installed.
            Ryan Passey
            Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

            #13 1990 Miata
            "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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            • The revised spacers for the control arm spherical bearing kit arrived. The kit is made by ESM Race up in Canada. I originally found the bearing spacers for the rear lower outer position were the wrong ID and length. It took them a while to get the corrected bits to me but, to be fair, just about every machinist I've known seems to operate on a different calendar than the rest of us. At any rate, parts are here now and right. I'm checking with them now to ensure that any Miata kits they make in the future have these corrections.

              The final hitch was in the rear upper outer; the V8R arms have the cool feature of using an eccentric bolt there to adjust camber quickly without affecting toe, but the eccentric bolt is larger in diameter than the normal bolt in that location so the ESM bearing spacers for that spot didn't fit. Not ESM's fault, just particular needs of my setup. Had a local machinist drill those spacers out to match the eccentric bolt diameter and now everything is in:

              Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 12:54 PM.
              Ryan Passey
              Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

              #13 1990 Miata
              "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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              • Nothing is ever easy is it?

                Best project ever Ryan. Thanks for keeping us up to date.

                Mark
                AiM Data and Video systems, Suspension Setup, Race car builds, support, and rentals. At your beck and call.

                Mark Nichols
                Iron Canyon Motorsports
                http://www.ironcanyonmotorsports.com

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                • Fuse/relay box and power distribution are now mounted and installed. Needed a bracket for these items so I made this:



                  Installed:



                  Also made the 6ga cable for starter to alternator :

                  Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 11:11 AM.
                  Ryan Passey
                  Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                  #13 1990 Miata
                  "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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                  • Hell of a build! I'm jonesin to put one of these LFX motors in my NC mx5. Maybe in a few years. I rode right seat in an rx8 with an LFX swap and it was the perfect power for the chassis.

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                    • Finished the switch panel up yesterday. I wanted to keep the identifiably Miata "tombstone" center console shape. Switches for lights are preemptive - don't have lights in the car yet but planning to. Still need to add the brake bias knob.





                      Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 11:08 AM.
                      Ryan Passey
                      Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                      #13 1990 Miata
                      "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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                      • Just found this thread, great work! I especially like the details on the wiring and dash, I never have the patience for that stuff.

                        For additional clearance from the shock to the CV have you considered "aero boots"? I don't know if they are made for your application, or could be adapted, but they are pretty slick and would give you a lot more room. Check out the link below for an example, see the pic of the standard and aero CV boot side by side:

                        https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=1472

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                        • 949Racing endlinks installed in the front. These are really nice. I really should pretty up the front sway bar, but it's probably going to end up only being in there temporarily...

                          Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 10:18 AM.
                          Ryan Passey
                          Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                          #13 1990 Miata
                          "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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                          • Originally posted by Cory M View Post
                            Just found this thread, great work! I especially like the details on the wiring and dash, I never have the patience for that stuff.

                            For additional clearance from the shock to the CV have you considered "aero boots"? I don't know if they are made for your application, or could be adapted, but they are pretty slick and would give you a lot more room. Check out the link below for an example, see the pic of the standard and aero CV boot side by side:

                            https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=1472
                            Those are interesting, I'd like to avoid disassembling the axles for now but cool idea.
                            Ryan Passey
                            Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                            #13 1990 Miata
                            "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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                            • What's the future power adder?

                              I love the build, but there is no way it will have a good enough power to drag ratio to keep up with Unlimited class cars....will it?
                              2003 Z06
                              Mosport | Willow Springs | Other tracks

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                              • Who said anything about Unlimited? This car's being built for Modified / Limited

                                That said, there may be more power in the future but the goal isn't to build an overpowered car. The focus is on getting a dead reliable 300whp with lots of torque and very smooth delivery, something that can still be driven like the momentum car that the Miata is, just with more momentum
                                Ryan Passey
                                Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

                                #13 1990 Miata
                                "The sport dedicating to the spirits of time attacking motoring" -Emilio

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