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^ LOL yup, so to get the axles out I have to separate it from the hub, all the axle thread on 7club tells me it can be a PITA, so I unbolted everything and pull the hub and axle all together, didn't bother try to separate them. Next I need to drop the diff, might have to replace the carrier bushing :\
 

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Dropped the diff last weekend, it was leaking from the axle seal, apparently people can't install an axle seal properly nowadays :tdown:





Dirty diff carrier


Cleaned it out with purple power and painted it


Cleaned up the diff with purple power and painted it






I also took the diff cover off to reseal it, didn't want to take any chance that it is leaking there too. Now I'm waiting for the SuperPro diff carrier bushing to come so I can put the diff back up, got a 20 tons shop press from Harbor Freight so hopefully it will make my life easier down the road when I need to replace bushings and bearings.

Got a few more parts in and got a Miata battery so I can relocate my battery to the rear bin in favor of the large SMIC, and a Magnaflow resonated midpipe to keep the neighbor happy :D



 

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I think you need to abandon this project.

Wrap up everything, put the car on a flat and GIVE ME!!! :)
Only if you agree to drop in a 20B and bring her back, I'll even let you drive her back to sweeten the deal ;)

Got my Banzai Racing diff brace today :)



Is used so the powder coat is chipping, not sure what I want to do about it, spray a few more lay of red on it or spray it black.
 

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Picked up this badboy last weekend for a steal, comes with rain guard too :D





How she sits right now...


My SuperPro diff bushings are here, so I should have more update after this weekend :)
 

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Got quite a bit of work done on the car last week.

- Replaced fuel filter since it is easy to get to with the diff off the car
- Replaced diff carrier bushing with SuperPro
- Installed new axle seals, drive shaft seal and re-sealed diff cover
- Installed Banzai Racing diff brace
- NEO diff fluid
- Test fitted the exhaust
- Finished relocating the battery







Clean up these underbody braces while they are off the car, Purple Power FTW!




Got these beefy exhaust gasket to ensure a leak free exhaust




Magnaflow midpipe and Ganador Ti exhaust


Titanium goodness :tup:


Relocated the battery in favor of a large SMIC


Added 3 switched 12V feed for gauges and etc.


The center caps were peeling, so I sand them down and repainted them, probably won't match 100% but should look better than half black half silver.


More to come next week :)
 

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Thanks! I'm missing a under bar and a couple shielding, PO removed them for whatever reason :tdown:

Hopefully I can find them on 7club.
 

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I myself want to hear it too, heard lots of good thing about that exhaust :D

Installed a different CD player last night, re-ran all the wire as the guy who did the install last did a horrible job, wire all over the place, now I actually have room to install my R1 din pocket :)
 

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Loving that hood!!

You should have had those underbody braces either powdercoated or black zinc'd. Eventhough you wont be winter driving it, they are still probably going to surface rust.

Other than that she's looking great.
 

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Yeah I probably will have them powder coated later on, but right now I just want to get everything on the car and just drive it because winter is right around the corner.

Had a crazy week of work but I managed to get some stuff done on the car.

- Replaced tran fluid with NEO
- Installed C's short shifter
- Replaced the CD player and redo all the wiring
- Added R1 din pocket
- Fixed leaky odometer capacitor
- Installed Speedhut gauges
- Rewired fuel pump
- Installed Rotary Extreme hood damper

Old junk


New harness


Ran all the wire behind the radio pocket and dash




Replaced a leaky capacitor on the odometer circuit board


Running all the gauge wire under the passenger foot rest and out the passenger side fender




Fuel pump rewire




95% of the interior is back in


Put the fender and rims back on and put her back on the ground, almost for got how low the car is even on stock suspension lol.


RE hood damper


This week I'll tackle the engine bay :)
 

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A lot has changed since my last update, she's now hibernating due to stupid midwest winter :tdown:

Anyways, back to where I left off.

I got a set of low mile twins, clean everything up and ported the wastegate.

Stock




Ported


Cleaned everything up, replaced all the gaskets and washers.


What the bay looks like when I had everything off to replace hoses/gaskets.


Next is the harness, I got one that is in slightly better shape, so I combined the 2 and made one decent harness lol.


Repair some of the broken wire, and modding it for PowerFC.




All the replacement parts I have to get from Mazda.
 

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New block off plates, removed double throttle and AWS.


Next is fuel, Aeromotive pump, AFPR, SS line and serviced stock injectors.


Stock pump


Aeromotive 340lph


Wrapped the downpipe with some leftover heatwrap I have from the MX-6, and got a wideband bung welded on.


Put everything back together, install MBC and the large SMIC I got last year.


Also got some new pulleys to replace the blue GReddy one, don't want too many colors.


Love these Speedhut gauges :cool:


Got her running in November, she sat for a year since the last time I drove her in 2012 but she started right up with the PowerFC :)

Everything is great except that I can't control my boost with this free flowing exhaust, it's spiking up to 12psi by 6k even with the ported wastegate, and the timing on this tune in the PowerFC is a bit aggressive to me so I'm going to get it retune in the spring. Gonna get bigger injectors and turn up the boost next year since I'm getting it tune anyways, aiming for 14-15psi, we'll see how it goes :D
 

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Only if you didn't live so far away, I would help work on your car in exchange for some detailing service :)
 

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More boost for 2014!


Also picked up some FN01R-C, 17x10 and 17x9 :)


Will have more update as I get the car ready for a dyno tune in April.
 
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