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  • What is it considered, momentumer? Momentumier? Monumentumous?
    Moti

    Blackbird Fabworx - Quality Performance Fabrication

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    • Well ideally, we're going for the momentumest.
      Ryan Passey
      Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

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

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      • Good call.

        Old school grammer class: Superlative trumps comparative.

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        • Checking something off the list each day.

          The ECU is a bit of an awkward thing. It resides in the engine bay, plugged in to the engine wiring harness with options for its position severely limited by the wiring. Some day I'll build a new engine harness that allows relocating the ECU rearwards, but that's for another time.

          A few bracket additions on the passenger side:



          Which receives a GM plastic ECU tray, PN 22897960 (required trimming):



          And ECU now has a home:

          Last edited by thepass; 07-25-2017, 10:30 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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          • Quick disconnect nose:

            https://youtu.be/EWqbgtmm7Tw

            Ryan Passey
            Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

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

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            • As sometimes happens with long term projects, personal life stuff has kept me from the car for a little while. Getting back into it now, but there were still a few updates from the past few weeks:

              Got a fresh windshield! Should be able to see things again which will be a nice change.



              Made some shock reservoir brackets and had those powdercoated:



              Front reservoirs are now cozy:



              Also treated the car to a new seat. (Thanks Blackbird Fabworx!) The Cobra Evolution is probably my all-time favorite seat, been wanting one for a long time:



              Every time I put a seat in a Miata I am reminded just how much work it is to get a seat fitting just right. This seat is replacing an old Sparco Circuit and just because every seat has its own dimensions, layback, etc. fitting the Cobra took some cutting and welding to tweak things for this new setup. Finally happy with it after three days of after-work time spent, it's super low, reclined a bit more than the old seat, and pushed as far back up against the cage as possible - you can barely slide a piece of paper between the seat and main hoop. I'll be adding a steering wheel spacer to adjust for this seat being further back than the one it replaced:



              With the engine running now I get to find all the little details that need to be sorted out.

              One of the things I was spinning my wheels on for a while was a power steering leak. Turned out it was the pump itself leaking. Got a new pump, tapped for fittings, ready to go back in:



              The next thing I'm working on solving is with the Racepack. Currently not getting any PIDs through the OBDII plug, not sure if it's stuck looking for the other rental Camaro I tested this dash on or what, but right now it tries to pull the PIDs and says there are none. We can plug in a scan tool and communicate just fine, so not sure what the issue is yet. Also currently trying to figure out what the voltage scaling is for this factory GM oil pressure sensor, so far the scaling info I've found for it does not appear correct.
              Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 10:11 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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              • Love these updates.

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                • Ryan, when are you going to a full cage in this beast?
                  99 Mazda Miata SuperMiata #515 - AKA Sparky SOLD
                  '91 Mariner Blue Miata project AKA Napoleon

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                  • Originally posted by Red_5 View Post
                    Ryan, when are you going to a full cage in this beast?
                    Well I'm stuck in a bit of a limbo on that subject. Plan is and has been to take the car back to Blackbird Fabworx to complete the current 3/4 cage to full with a removable windshield config the same way Moti did Morpheus so I can run with or without windshield. However, GTA and SLB rules for the Modified/Limited class don't allow lexan windshield replacement (a mandatory element to making the A pillar and windshield removable), so for now it's stuck in limbo. My fingers are crossed that rule updates in a season or two might change this.
                    Ryan Passey
                    Singulär Motorsports | Goodwin Racing

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

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                    • With the bulk of the swap done and the thing even running (!!) it can be frustrating at times to still have many little details that come with a fresh build that need going through. Half of them don't even have to do with the LFX swap itself. Tonight I'm making the rear brake/turn/marker lights sub harness. In the mean time, reposting this pic because it just gets me so excited for what this car is becoming

                      Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 10:05 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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                      • Well deserved anticipation, that's for sure.

                        “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”

                        ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
                        Last edited by Loose Caboose; 06-05-2017, 05:40 PM.

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                        • Another item not directly related to the swap but equally important. This was also one of the final things left before this thing is rolling

                          V8R/Stoptech STR21 rear brake kit. This is a race only kit with no e-brake. 6 lbs lighter per side than my old rear brake setup.

                          Pads are Performance Friction 11's to match the front.

                          Last edited by thepass; 07-10-2017, 10:03 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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                          • Photos are temporarily down due to photobucket's recent move to disallow linking of images unless you pay for their top tier plan. Currently debating between switching to a different hosting service or just paying up to keep the build threads alive. If I switch, it's going to be a massive amount of work to go through the entire build thread and edit every image link individually.

                            I will get everything back up one way or another though.
                            Last edited by thepass; 07-06-2017, 02:09 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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                            • I guess they do need to feed themselves, but I hope the cost is reasonable.

                              Anyway, this has been - and continues to be - a memorable thread.

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                              • Oh I have no issue with paying for a service I need - have been paying photobucket for years for the storage space I required. The new move to take away an essential and core feature and make it only available with the top tier plan they offer is motivated by either greed or desperation. And sadly, it's had a severe impact on message boards across the web. There are going to be a lot of threads that were great resources now full of dead photos that will never get updated.
                                Last edited by thepass; 07-06-2017, 08:44 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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