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Fred's master FE3 index thread - Please don't post.

Hello fellow fe3ers :)

I'm throwing together an index thread to link to all things FE3 related and interesting. At some stage I might attempt to turn it into a new FAQ. For now it will contain links to the following things :

Good off-site info
Good threads in this subsection
Related and useful threads in other subsections
An index of all the posts in my big thread with descriptions

Multiply the number of pictures by about 200kB per image to get approx loading size.

The latter will be first on the list because it annoys multiple people trying to sift through it all (including me) when they remember something and want to see it again.

I'll put the other three things in first, 2 posts each for future proofing.

The idea will be that there are NO images in this thread so its quick to load and read. It will end up text heavy, but once open, a quick ctrl F [enter keywords] will get what you need.

PM me with additions and suggestions and unlike DJJake I will respond and action it or at least discuss it with you. If your addition gets in, I'll definitely give you credit for it :)

I'll put in all the posts right now as fast as I can, and bump it when I've edited it to contain all the stuff that I want in here. That way it wont keep surfacing at the top of the screen everyday for the next week or two or ...

I hope its some use to someone :)

Fred.

progress report :
threads in this section, not started.
threads in other sections, not started.
off site info/projects section looking pretty good.
my build thread is totally indexed.

RIP SleepCounter :-( we will miss you.
If people stuck to answering the question as asked,and providing useful positive comments,everyone would be a lot happier.Think about it!
Mazda truck with FE-DOHC/FE3 "BIG like your house" Holset Turbo drinking 2.2 litres of fuel per minute ~= 385hp at the crank

RIP fredio54 :-( will we miss you?
 

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Discussion Starter #5 (Edited)
Related and useful threads from other sections of mx6.com

temporary paste to get it up, will sort and organise and add and remove soon.

my stuff ::::

potential fe3 faq revamp links to amazd
i propose a new fe3 faq with less question and answer stuff, less 170bhp stuff (fuck JayB), and more fact fact fact stuff, including all the stuff

1998 GSXR 750 throttles, rx7 550cc injectors, and FPR.
just for pics mainly, here they are : i took some measurements aswell, but not with me now. the rx7 injectors fit the gsxr perfectly, just requiring a

Freds ute sump for rwd thread.
As with all of my stuff, this has a rwd slant on it :) its the only way to go i tell you. I will finish the sump tomorrow and shrink, and upload and

Freds theoretical dyno and drag runs
ok, so its a reasonably well known thing that if you use X fuel, you are making Y power. you can waste fuel by running to rich, which not only doesnt

The 2 bagel intake manifold.
Hello people, you will already be disappointed to find out that there are no pics here yet. i should however have my pc back tomorrow or so, and be

FE3 exhaust manifold flange and T3 DXF files
I hope you all appreciate this, here are the designs for the manifold flange, and std. T3 inlet side. I cant guarantee that the turbo flange is

The red truck rides again
good news, the LSD works!

GTR Intercooler aquired
My shiney new R32 cooler cleaned of the paint that was all over it, and fins hand straightened one by one

red ute doing a burnout - beggining of turbo project.
just something i found on the net... looks like he starts in 2nd, goes to 3rd, tries 4th a couple of times,

My first fe3 powered burnout.
Well, considering how dead this forum has been bar me and cam22t and dutch and a few select others, i decided to make use of my trusty telstar body

Chinese wastegate troubles what to watch out for
so, i bought this 44mm tial knock off vband gate, and pulled it down to port it a little, and tidy it up in general. i noticed that the valve only

engine buying decisions... the telstar
Ok, I have a few options here : A. run around pick a part and TRY to find a decent low comp one thats clean enough, and will probably run, spend 300nz

My FE3 Build List
heres a fredism for what i did on my build... piecemeal stock long block including : fe5a camshafts ground to fit vr6 valve springs intake retainers/co

Freds new he351cw turbo, 44mm chinese vband tial knock off wastegate and S14 K BPV.

Freds new (rwd FE3 related) toy :) [Gearbox]

Ultimate fuel system design and discussion

HOW TO use a mill to mod your fe3 rail for rx7 injectors - MX6.com
this brought to you by the same fred who always helps and wants to share knowledge with his engine loving community. this in contrast to some people

fe3 info :::

VR6 valve spring fitment issue/solution thread :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/133131-vw-vr6-valve-spring-malfitment-who-has-them-installed.html

proper thermostat with twin valves (courtesy Dutch) :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/180526-engine-has-trouble-warming-up-2.html

courtesy roth251 (Thankyou very much!!) :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/201702-workshop-manual-scans.html

courtesy schwine :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/201682-those-kia-fe3-flywheel-may-fit.html
b2600 fly MAY fit diesel/kia fe3 cranks and use a 240mm clutch stock. will remove this if it turns out not to be usable.

f2/f2t pistons in fe3 low comp stock pistons.
im building a fe3 turbo for my 1979 626 hardtop coupe and was wondering why nobody ( al least that i know of ) uses the f2t pistons in the fe3? the

Watch your OEM KIA headgaskets.

Fe3 Piston Fitment thread sr20 4g63 3sge
ok , I would like to try and make a sticky thread on which pistons are known to fit in the fe3. Because I know there's a few but I am not sure which

FE3N Inlet and exhaust cams Dial up. - MX6.com
These are the results of the stock cams that i had dialed up recently. Both inlet and exhaust were FE3N.

Bottom end factory torque specs
can anyone save me a trip to the local library? just want to know the oil feed torque, main cap torque, and big end torque. K biscuit for those that

Denso Coolant temp sensor table
Does anyone know the resitance of this sensor at different temps? When looking at the five coolant temp sensors it is the one on the right. I checked

turbo clutch fit in N/A tranny?
my clutch slips pretty bad now and instead of buying the high performance clutch i was wondering could i put a stock turbo clutch in my tranny cause

FE3 steep vs FE3 flat (inlet manifolds,pics inside)
here are some images comparing two of the different manifolds that come on the fe3. note the small passage for air on the right of the lower (steep)

Maximum lift of custom cams on stock valves/retainers
I just measured the movement limits of the inlet and exhaust valves, and this is what i found : the maximum movement till the stem seal is hit by the

F8/fe/f2 8v 12v and 16v bell housing for "turbo II" and b2600 type R transmission
here are some pictures. sorry they are so BBBIIIGGG enjoy :) fred.

FE3 Humour

Crankcase ventilation discussion and sort of survey

Proper antilag, thoughts, comments, suggestions?

The Big MegaSquirt Info Thread...

FE3 HLA cleaning procedure for more lift and power :)

sleeve idea for those that want to overbore but know they shouldnt

other info ::::

Composite molding. - MX6.com
Seeing there has been some interest in glassfibre and carbon fibre molding, I decided to make a little writeup of what I've learned over time. It's

Octane boost with toluene etc
Chemists, please help me :) I have been reading up on all sorts of things. what i want to do is take 98RON same as your USA 93 KI fuel, and add "


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Discussion Starter #8 (Edited)
Good off site FE3 specific stuff.

incomplete wikipedia page :
Mazda FE-DOHC engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
randys page on his initial conversion
Mazda FE3 motor
errors : large overbores are NOT OK!!
fe3ts specs page
Untitled Document
errors : ?
jaybs bullsh|t sales pitch listed here only to tell you that its total drivel.
FE3 detail info. By Jay B.
many errors : virtually the whole thing is a crock of the proverbial
1st gen MX_6/Probe GT Turbo chat
again, JayBs work, who wants to bet that they had a special english crank? i'll bet against you!
frauds fe3 myths thread
AMAZD :: View topic - fe3 myths
many (mostly?) errors, but mostly corrected by me (fe3tcourier) further down the thread.
corrections by me here : AMAZD :: View topic - fe3 myths
if there are errors with it, feel free to ask me to correct them.
evos original fe3 super mega faq hosted offsite now because while trying to correct some of the fairly prolific errors and misleading stuff (same errors found spread all over the internet) he broke it, and it cant be accessed here anymore.
link to broken thread here : http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/58099-fe3-dohc-16v-2-0l-minor-update-read-last-post.html
thread that that faq was based on : http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/45728-fe3-information-specs-performances-where-buy-parts-every-thing-else.html
quite a few errors in both, here for historic purposes only now.
 

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Discussion Starter #9 (Edited)
Good off site general references some of which you will probably need.

good sceptical realistic information about efi and practical applications of it
EM-4 Tech Page
good simplified drawn out information on efi in general as well as ms specifics
MegaSquirt - Electronic Fuel Injection Computer by Bowling & Grippo * * ©2005
oem injector flow information
WitchHunter - Injector Flow Data
more injector flow places :
MegaSquirt® EFI by Bowling and Grippo
mitsubishi turbo information (tdo5 series and more) (oem 2.0 turbo stuff for mild fast build ups)
Stealth 316 - Turbo Upgrade Guide
subaru ihi turbo information (vf series and td series) (oem 2.0 turbo stuff for mild fast build ups)
AutoSpeed - Second-hand Subie Turbos
holset info, some of it is suss, but its a good basis for some further research (big turbos for budget high hp buildups)
Honda-Tech.com: Forced Induction: Holset users unite!
source of dcoe manifold adapters for itb setups.
Rowland Manifolds
really good megasquirt thread with all the different bike itb setups with specs and info :
MegaSquirt® EFI by Bowling and Grippo

if you have something good for here, pm me please.
 

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Discussion Starter #10 (Edited)
Projects and offsite pictures and resources and comments about them.

Louis Limas bakkie and other little fe3 dattos
Datsun 1200 Club
a handful of cool little pics of fe3t in datsun utes
louis limas page (no content anymore) but www.webarchive.org might have one ;-)
cant find it again right now. will find it some time. heres some vids instead :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/199934-louis-lima-bakkie-videos-youtube.html
the above link has one of fallguys videos posted in it too now. the next one has the pics of his 11s probe.
1st gen MX_6/Probe GT Turbo chat
if someone has the original pics of that ute saved (Dutch?) please send them to me to post here.
dannys miata
Turbomiata's 1990 Mazda Miata on CarDomain - Page 3
oddball racings cardomain and pics page
Project TT (Turbo Truck): Project TT (Turbo Truck) - Cincinnati, Ohio
http://www.car-hole.com/photohole/Project%20Mazda%20TT%20(Turbo%20Truck)/
Thanks for odd ball for supplying the link
m2cupcars miataturbo.net garage
Miata Turbo Forum - m2cupcar's vBGarage (where randys engine ended up for a short time)
and another info page (what a beautiful interior!!) :
1990 2339cc FE3 Turbo Miata
cam22ts fine example of an mx6 video account :
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.
and pics? if you have a bunch in one place, pm me and i'll put it here :) cheers.
Frauds fe3t fc3s rx7 (no detailed info, but some ok pics) :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/200987-fe3tb2200s-fe3t-fc3s-rx7-pics.html
RbluEMx6's fe3 project thread (in progress) :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/201477-rbluemx6s-project-88-gt-fe-dohc-turbo.html
lundgren420's fe3 project thread (in progress) :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/199067-just-few-now-2-2l-dohc-stroker.html
Lastly, mine, if you havent seen it before, by all means click the link, but beware, 56k no way!
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here.html
If you have seen it before, scroll down, whatever you want is direct linked from the posts below with image counts.

If you think i have missed a good project somewhere (i'm certain that i have) please pm me a link and i will include it above.

The following 20 odd posts are an index of my posts in my ute fe3t swap thread, its here because there are a LOT of good detailed photos of stuff thats of interest to fe3ters and the threads pages have too many images to load cleanly. thus, the idea is that you search here to find keywords that relate to your interest, and only open the appropriate post with the pics you want. It should save anyone using it bandwidth and time.

If at any time anyone else does a full on mainly engine based thread with a lot of pics and info, it should probably be referenced in this thread too, once again, pm me the details. if i see it and its good, i'll put it up without prompting for sure :)
 

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Page one of my build thread.

Page one :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here.html
31 pictures total. Approximately 6 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1734031-post1.html
Introduction of project and link to comments thread.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1734334-post2.html
Collection of links most of which will end up in here when I am done.

Posts 3, 4, 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1734336-post3.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1735088-post4.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1735976-post5.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1736038-post6.html
Historical progress report and link to turbo clutch na tranny thread.

Posts 7, 8, 9, 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1736486-post7.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1736868-post8.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1737329-post9.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1737764-post10.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1737769-post11.html
Pulling the old engine out, test fitting a bare block and head and sump for clearance, pulling the fe3 from the Telstar, clearancing the sump.
10 pictures.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1737771-post12.html
Sump clearancing finished, ign coils, simota filter, ring gear comparison, LUK HD clutch friction disk.
7 pictures.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1737772-post13.html
GT flywheel with sohc ring gear, exedy HD pressure plate, sand blasted and primed sump, townace trailing arm primed.
6 pictures.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1738021-post14.html
Trying pressure plate in bell housing, primed main bearing braces, painted sump, first version of alternator bracket, thermostat and housing comparison.
8 pictures.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1739527-post15.html
Historical progress report.
 

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Page two of my build thread.

Page two :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-2.html
41 pictures total. Approximately 8 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1740052-post16.html
Historical progress report.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1740346-post17.html
turbo clutch na tranny thread link, 240mm clutch GT flywheel machining for 225mm non GT ring gear
5 pictures.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1740512-post18.html
outside of the fe3 all clean and nice, heater and sensor mods and installation, the inside of the bottom end VERY dirty before cleaning, sump painted and ready for fitting.
12 pictures.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1742257-post19.html
Historical progress report.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1742406-post20.html
small ring gear fitted to big flywheel, trust assistant linds with dirty hands, bottom end partially cleaned and disassembled, trusty assistant FAILING to rev the nuts off the skyline during my licenceless period.
4 pictures.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1742490-post21.html
ported oil cooler/filter threaded tube, bottom end cleaning finished, oil cooler fitted, block tapped for f2t windage tray, stormy weather vid link.
7 pictures.

Post 7 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1742545-post22.html
link to thread about vids of rebels hy35 klde mx3

Post 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1743406-post23.html
link to video of me machining the flywheel, preliminary lightening results.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1743413-post24.html
mass of 225mm clutch non gt flywheel.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1743880-post25.html
flywheel lightening, pressure plate machining, custom he351cw exit vband flange weld on adapter machining.
11 pictures.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1743884-post26.html
plugging the unused iso metric fine sensor holes in the f2 thermostat housing.
2 pictures.

Post 12, 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1745044-post27.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1745825-post28.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1746431-post29.html
discovery of f2 crank recess/long input shaft issue.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1746705-post30.html
explanation of crank differences with code box diagram.
 

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Page three of my build thread.

Page three :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-3.html
83 pictures total. Approximately 16 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1746986-post31.html
phase 1 coolant pipes fitted, sump fitted, engine being lowered in, engine in for first time and looking fine!
5 pictures.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1747218-post32.html
link to engine cranking for the first time with no plugs video, input shaft mod for box, engine bolted up tight.
2 pictures.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1748181-post33.html
nicely machined WITH STEP modified flywheel attached, heavy duty pressure plate and clutch disk on, modified main bearing cap braces on, sump spacer and modified f2t windage tray on, b2000/courier oil pickup tube and spacer on, sump on and looking sexy, flywheel showing balancing machining holes, pressure plate machining and balancing mark, first version of alternator mount on, closeup of mx5/miata/fe3-dizzy hybrid CAS showing two drain holes to avoid the problem rob had with randy's sealed CAS, CAS mounted, modified heater fe3 pipe to suit the ute, thermostat coolant pipe construction pics, thermostat sensors coolant lines mounted up, painted coolant pipe.
18 pictures.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1748708-post34.html
inside of bell housing clearanced minorly (may not have been needed), guide tube 'getting the bird', pressing the sierra granada 36-1 edis trigger wheel out of its original pulley after some initial machining to free it, crank cambelt sprocket machined to sit in lathe nicely to mount fe3 pulley on for machining, further machining of sierra pulley/trigger for fe3 use.
11 pictures.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1751085-post35.html
turbo compressor housing trimming of stock wastegate mount, positioning the turbo beside the motor, the nice laser cut exhaust manifold flange bevelled for easier placement of runner tubes, runner tube snug fit in flange, creating the merger for the exhaust manifold, exhaust manifold parts, flat deck tray steel.
11 pictures.

Posts 6, 7, 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1752896-post36.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1756984-post37.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1756987-post38.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1756995-post39.html
tray vertical mounts/supports, coolant line take two painted, oil cooler water connections plumbed, mondeo fans mounted to stock radiator (good fit, but discarded with radiator later because of insufficient cooling), cross beams tacked to vertical mounts bolted to chassis, driveshaft retainer ring created and test fitted, longitudinal beams welded in, tray looking like a tray, truck looking like a truck, three fe3 pulleys machined (2 wrongly) for 36-1 trigger wheel mounting, cross bracing logitudinal bracing front and back welded in, 044 fuel pump closeups.
25 pictures.

Posts 10, 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1757428-post40.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1757910-post41.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1757924-post42.html
bosch fuel pump fittings, battery box construction.
6 pictures.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1757925-post43.html
Historical progress report.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1758694-post44.html
flat deck tray coming together.
5 pictures.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1760123-post45.html
Historical progress report.
 

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Page four of my build thread.

Page four :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-4.html
47 pictures total. Approximately 10 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1761072-post46.html
Historical progress report.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1761104-post47.html
Plywood mounting holes drilled, deburred, and s/s 304 nylock nuts welded carefully on, tail light surround reinforcing.
7 pictures.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1761763-post48.html
massive holes for the intercooler plumbing to pass through, tail light surround inner reinforcing, tow bar steel cleaned up.
9 pictures.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1761765-post49.html
Historical progress report.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1762839-post50.html
bosch 910 next to bosch 044, both rattle :)
1 picture.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1763791-post51.html
Historical progress report.

Post 7 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1763898-post52.html
tail light backing plates and hardware created and mounted.
3 pictures.

Post 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1764666-post53.html
Historical progress report.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1764701-post54.html
my chassis dirty rusty and showing the old pea shooter exhaust, 3x the chassis all painted and looking beautiful.
4 pictures.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1765518-post55.html
mock up of bosch 910 044 fuel pumps and sinco customs surge tank on the floor in the lounge, marine racor 60usgph/227lph fuel filter.
5 pictures.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1765684-post56.html
Historical progress report.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1766363-post57.html
bad pulley cut in half, 36-1 wheel pressed onto pulley and mounted to engine with sensor mocked up.
5 pictures.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1766463-post58.html
crank trigger wheel sensor properly mounted on steel bracket.
3 pictures.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1767201-post59.html
Historical progress report.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1767555-post60.html
manifold merge collector being made, holset he351cw turbo placed along side engine, turbo support bracket mocked up.
10 pictures.
 

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Page five of my build thread.

Page five :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-5.html
83 pictures total. Approximately 16 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1768303-post61.html
36-1 waveform on the oscilloscope screen, a short video of the CAS signal coming through to a led meter.
1 picture.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1769101-post62.html
Historical progress report.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1769908-post63.html
turbo support bracket and testing, turbo mounting finalised, turbo looking sweet from front view.
10 pictures.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1770713-post64.html
exhaust manifold stubs on, exhaust manifold merger welded posted here for teaser at the time.
2 pictures.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1770714-post65.html
Historical progress report.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1771125-post66.html
number 2 and 3 runners tacked onto the flange upside down. woops.
1 picture.

Post 7 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1771136-post67.html
the exhaust manifold tacked up then welded all done except the hand finishing and wastegate flange.
21 pictures.

Post 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1771155-post68.html
link to 1998 suzuki gsxr 750 itbs and rx7 550cc injectors and chinese fuel pressure regulator fpr

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1771226-post69.html
Historical progress report.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1771727-post70.html
exhaust system components lying in the driveway, turbo dump flange test fit onto 4" dump pipe tube, turbo manifold and downpipe mocked up for first time and looking good, taper cut into 4" downpipe, vband flange for turbo dump welded onto 4" downpipe top piece, wastegate mocked up on flange and manifold
15 pictures.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1772833-post71.html
the aluminium box for the fuel system and battery and wiring panels made and test fitted.
3 pictures.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1773551-post72.html
wastegate flange welded into the manifold, insides of manifold at port end smoothed and ported, merge collector hand filed for perfect flow.
8 pictures.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1773768-post73.html
pics of the manifold being primed and the turbo support brackets being primed and painted, and a random one from inside the fuel/battery box.
16 pictures.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1774510-post74.html
exhaust manifold painted with high temperature vht flameproof silver paint, selection of 44mm flexis for wastegate merger pipe with nicks antique monitor behind them.
4 pictures.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1775414-post75.html
my megasquirt II ms2 in its black anodised aluminium case with ignition and injection leds showing.
2 pictures.
 

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Page six of my build thread.

Page six :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-6.html
43 pictures total. Approximately 8 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1777591-post76.html
Finished exhaust manifold, nifty hinges for the sides of the tray/flat deck, tail lights mocked up on aluminium panels, that assembly mocked up on the tray, rather nicely ground fwd engine mount/alternator mount turned into an engine brace bracket/coolant pipe bracket/alternator mount, paint removed from gasket surface of turbo support bracket, exhaust manifold mounted to engine.
12 pictures.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1777595-post77.html
Historical progress report including colours of ignition wires to spark nomenclature reference.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1779182-post78.html
megasquirt 2 II v3.0 board internals top and bottom showing mods, tray head board welded on and up, tray side hinges welded on
7 pictures.

Posts 4, 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1779186-post79.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1782488-post80.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1783308-post81.html
50sqmm welding cable for battery cable, chrome solid brass marine fuel filler, wilwood brake bias valve, trojan trailor latches/clips for sideboards.
1 picture.

Post 7 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1784215-post82.html
quality stainless vband clamp for holset turbine outlet joint, honduh car photo, lindsays ae111 20v blacktop powered toyota levins brakes after i was finished with them, ie, dead :) in style.
8 pictures.

Post 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1784788-post83.html
Historical progress report with bare tray frame weight.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1785119-post84.html
trojan sideboard latches/clips attached to head board, fuel pump bracket made and painted
7 pictures.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1785669-post85.html
Cam and James helping fit the ply to the deck, the tray frame painted with black zinc primer
4 pictures.

Post 11, 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1785988-post86.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1786356-post87.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1787081-post88.html
Historical progress report, and two pics of the manifold, wastegate, and turbo mounted to the engine in a preliminary form, repeats also posted in post 1 of this page.
2 pictures.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1787277-post89.html
The tray/flat deck bolted to the chassis for good, tail lights bolted to the tray, looking a bit like a ute again :)
2 pictures.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1787278-post90.html
Historical progress report.
 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
Page seven of my build thread.

Page seven :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-7.html
66 pictures total. Approximately 13 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1788241-post91.html
bosch 044 910 fuel pumps, sinco customs stainless steel surge tank, and battery all mounted in the box.
5 pictures.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1789155-post92.html
Historical progress report.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1790081-post93.html
fuel lines installed under tray, carby fuel pump temporarily installed to prime the main pumps, racor fuel filter installed, chrome marine fuel filler neck installed, blue seas bus bar and circuit breaker, fuel filler pipe welded up and painted, Lindsay asleep on the job on the flat deck tray!
14 pictures.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1791083-post94.html
fuel filler pipe installed ready for the deck to go on, fuel tank breathers installed up back of cab, fuel system test apparatus, firewoman standing by with fire extinguisher ready for action, 80psi showing on the fuel pressure guage, stubby 50sq mm ground cable with 60 amp terminals on each end, rear wiring board laid out and ready for wiring
8 pictures.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1791483-post95.html
homemade light duty bus bar, rear panel wiring complete and ready for installation, tail light wiring done
8 pictures.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1792222-post96.html
badly crashed car in link form, replacement rear loom made up, ally rear panel installed
5 pictures, plus the linked one, and another 4 or so if you find them in the album.

Posts 7, 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1793820-post97.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1794506-post98.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1795416-post99.html
heavy cable routing from front to rear done, 50sq mm and 8 gauge both run through the cab and to the box, battery box all wired up and looking a million dollars.
10 pictures.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1795975-post100.html
Historical progress report and all rear and ms wiring information with colours and functions.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1795976-post101.html
tail lights glowing, indicator lights glowing, reversing lights GLOWING :)
3 pictures.

Posts 12, 13, 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1795978-post102.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1796295-post103.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1796655-post104.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1796657-post105.html
gearbox brace welded to 4" downpipe (dont copy, needs fixing, see comments thread), exhaust hanger bracket fabbed up, exhaust tacked up and in position underneath on a jackstand or two, the exhaust all tacked up sitting on the deck, the deck all screwed down with lots of S/S fastners, bottom 3" section of downpipe hanging out the bottom of the ute.
13 pictures.
 

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Discussion Starter #18 (Edited)
Page eight of my build thread.

Page eight :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-8.html
62 pictures total. Approximately 12 MB of images to load.

Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1797222-post106.html
mufflers and flanges welded onto exhaust rather nicely
4 pictures.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1797228-post107.html
weight of the exhaust, and exhaust primed between mufflers
2 pictures.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1797229-post108.html
Historical progress report.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1798031-post109.html
downpipe welded up, O2 bung welded in, wastegate merger welded in, downpipe primed
16 pictures.

Post 5 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1798032-post110.html
downpipe finished and looking lovely all painted.
2 pictures.

Post 6 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1798313-post111.html
Historical progress report.

Post 7 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1798990-post112.html
skyline intake tube, skyline engine dury rigged to get home at full throttle without it cutting out, aluminium capping on head board and looking good.
4 pictures.

Post 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1799957-post113.html
drain tube for the holset turbo made up in its convoluted shape to clear the engine mount and run downhill constantly, turbo, exhaust manifold, downpipe, exhaust, drain tube, and wastegate all bolted up and looking lovely, some nice shots of the exhuast underneath and the chassis looking good with it, made up and painted the mount for the engine braces.
10 pictures.

Posts 9, 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1800369-post114.html
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1801690-post115.html
Historical progress reports.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1803448-post116.html
Link to the 2 bagel intake manifold thread.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1805816-post117.html
link to fuel rail for rx7 injectors modding thread, my new koyo japanese made 52mm thick all aluminium race radiator, 6" - 4" PVC intake plumbing with simota's biggest air filter, half finished intercooler plumbing and mocked up intercooler
6 pictures.

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1808459-post118.html
radiused throttle plate for plenum inlet end, lower radiator mounts, intercooler holes lined with hose
3 pictures.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1809773-post119.html
upper and lower steel intercooler mounts made, 2 x 12" curved blade wysco fans mounted to the radiator, corolla adjustable trailing arm turnbuckle engine braces installed.
5 pictures.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1810590-post120.html
Intercooler plumbing, riveted 3" ally pipe, plenum and lexus throttle body mounted up for test fit, more intercooler plumbing, lower coolant pipe extension S piece, upper coolant pipe short flexible piece, coolant pipe extension pieces painted, coils mocked up on plenum.
10 pictures.
 

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Page nine of my build thread.

Page nine :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/fe-dohc/182355-freds-fe3-into-ute-swap-dont-post-here-9.html
4 pictures total. Approximately 0.8 MB of images to load.

This page of the thread is harmless to open, but its nice to have an index anyway.

All posts in this page made after leaving New Zealand, and consequently, only a few new and interesting things.
Post 1 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1817883-post121.html
Historical progress report.

Post 2 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1817892-post122.html
List of things to do when I get back, link to master antilag thread.

Post 3 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1817893-post123.html
Historical progress report.

Post 4 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1820854-post124.html
Thank you list for all those that helped me in some way or other.

Posts 5, 6, 7, 8 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1821468-post125.html (post of pics of mazda diffs for schwine, broken link, with instructions on how to find)
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1838201-post126.html (wheel selection information)
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1846006-post127.html (critical things to do before driving it much or at all)
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1859637-post128.html (things to buy and obtain when i get back)
Historical progress reports.

Post 9 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1879463-post129.html
Link to photobucket directory with all my chassis mod/paint job pics in it.

Post 10 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1889211-post130.html
Link to Amazd NZ garage with full mod list.

Post 11 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1889415-post131.html
Me looking VERY tired after getting the ute running and driving the night before, single best picture i have of my engine bay, thank you very much Karsten! links to three other pics of soldering and messy wiring. EDIT added two pics in from getting it running and after driving it. closest thing to finished that i have of it.
4 pictures.

Post 12 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1899750-post132.html
Post by Stevoh that reminded me to link some other threads. (please do not delete this post)

Post 13 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1899815-post133.html
Link to theoretical dyno and drag runs thread, Link to 2 bagel intake manifold thread, Link to comments thread.

Post 14 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1900053-post134.html
Links to 0 - 150kph acceleration video, and 100 - 140kph acceleration video.

Post 15 :
http://www.mx6.com/forums/1907727-post135.html
Links to antz sweet rover v8 bongo truck :)
 
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