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Part 24: MegaSquirt MS3-Pro Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration

Part 24 of my '76 Cosmo restoration is here! And I'm going to come right out and warn you; this is a long one. There is a lot of detail here, for you see, this episode covers in it's entirety the installation of the MegaSquirt MS3-Pro EFI system. Like the engine build in part 12, I decided to cover the entire process in a way that would help anyone performing a similar installation. And while this specifically covers the MS3-Pro, all the information is valid for any MegaSquirt installation and indeed, any other brand of standalone as well. In this episode you'll see from scratch the MS3-Pro installation from bare engine bay to fully wired and functional EFI system. Included is detailed coverage of making an ECU mounting panel, wiring in all the injectors and sensors, wiring up the 2nd gen RX-7 CAS and coils, Boost solenoid, e-fan relays and other EFI related accessories. So pour yourself a big drink, get comfortable, and enjoy. A huge thanks goes out to DIYAutoTune ( http://www.diyautotune.com ) for providing the MS3-Pro and other parts used in this installation. Rotary MegaSquirt Links: http://www.aaroncake.net/rx-7/megasquirt/ http://www.diyautotune.com/tech_articles/how_to_megasquirt_your_mazda_fc_rx7.htm


 


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Part 25: Turbo Manifold Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Episode 25 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration is another long one, covering in its entirety the fabrication of the turbocharger manifold. Suddenly the engine bay started to look a little cramped when I began to position the GT3076R, so it took some plumbing to build the required manifold. Constructed out of 1.5" SCH40 304 stainless steel pipe, it was fully TIG welded with an argon back purge. Yes, this is another long episode because I wanted to show the manifold fabrication process in glorious detail so that this video would be a useful resource for anyone wanting to build a custom turbo manifold. So as I say, grab your favourite adult beverage, sit back, and enjoy. Included in this episode: fabricating a 13B Exhaust flange, fabbing a merge collector, positioning a turbo in the engine bay, measuring, cutting and fitting stainless pipe and els, tacking in position, setting up a back purge, final welding, port matching, custom heat shields. A huge thank you to ATP turbo ( http://www.atpturbo.com ) for helping out with some of the parts used in this episode.





Part 36: Fuel System and Fuel Lines - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
With any rotary, a robust fuel system is a critical component in reliability. This is what will be covered in part 36 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration. In this episode I set up the engine bay section of the fuel system. This includes the regulator, fuel Y block, and all the fuel hoses using braided line and AN fittings. I also bend up a set of stainless fuel lines for underneath the car. The fuel tank also needed some attention so I begin the process of getting it cleaned out and ready for modification to handle an in-tank EFI pump.





Part 23: Middle Intake Manifold Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
After part 22.5 was posted, it took the remainder of November and December to finish the driver side sheet metal. I worked my butt off to get it done before January 1st, and indeed, accomplished that task so I was able to start the new year sheet metal free! So I am happy to say that episode 23 is sheet metal free! In this episode I fabricate the parts necessary for my unique combination of intake manifolds, combining an FD RX-7 upper intake with an GSL-SE RX-7 lower intake. Doing so requires the fabrication of a custom middle intake manifold out of aluminium, complete with provisions for secondary fuel injectors. You'll see me build flanges from scratch (using my new drill press), measure and cut intake runners, TIG weld it all together, port match the flanges to the gaskets and runners, install injector bungs, curse at the difficult welding I caused, add -6 AN bungs to a stock RX-7 primary fuel rail, and build a fuel rail for the newly fabricated manifold. I'd like to thank DIYAutoTune ( http://www.diyautotune.com ) for supporting this project and providing some of the parts used in this episode.





Part 34: Water To Air Intercooler Installation, Part 1 - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
It's time for part 34 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration. This time, I'm installing the water to air Intercooler. I've installed and fabricated plenty of air to air Intercoolers in my time but never a water to air unit. I chose to use water to air on the Cosmo because it meant that I could keep the piping as short as possible for the best Boost response and because of the limited amount of room to run charge piping out to the front of the car due to the large rad and A/C condenser. It was definitely a learning experience for me as I underestimated the amount of time needed to fabricate all of the components. Thus, I have split the episode into two parts. In part 1 of the installation, I fabricate a throttle inlet adapter to fit the FD throttle body, position and mount the Intercooler, build charge piping, weld on a BOV flange and IAT bung, fabricate an aluminium water tank with inlet/outlet/fill bungs and mount the heat front heat exchanger.





Mazda RX7 & JC (Eunos) Cosmo Junk Yard in Japan
This is an impressive, though very rough collection of sporty Mazdas. There are Efini, Infini & convertible RX7s and also 20B-powered JC Eunos Cosmos. Music Credit: Created by Dylan Benson, and used with permission and much appreciation. Dylan Benson on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/DBProductionCompany Dylan Benson on the web: http://www.dbproductioncompany.webs.com/ See MORE videos: http://www.patreon.com/wasabicars Site: http://wasabicars.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WasabiCars Shop: http://wasabicars.spreadshirt.com/





Part 11: Power Windows Installation - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
I now present episode 11 of my '76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo restoration. This episode deals with the task of installing the AutoLoc PW4650 universal power window kit. This kit includes motorized actuators which rotate the existing manual window cranks, driving the manual regulator and thus converting it to power without the need to fit an entirely new window regulator. Additionally it includes all wiring and switches (not installed yet), and mounting brackets. As it is a universal kit, it is universally wrong for every application and must be customized to fit. The installation was straightforward though time consuming. I have to admit, this episode is a monstrosity and quite a bit longer than normal. But for good reason, because I didn't want to do a "To be continued" as the next episode will be quite special. Included in this part: custom fitting AutoLoc universal power window actuators, making cutting channels into the inner door for space, patching and finishing off the channels with welding and sheet metal, cutting sheet metal from templates, media blasting before painting, making brackets for actuators, a surprise at the end.





WOW: A 1977 Mazda Cosmo AP (Not RX-5 or 121)
For more pictures & information be sure to visit: http://wasabicars.com/car.html?view=143-cosmo-ap The "quote" was taken from my last video (Nostalgic Car Meeting - Autopolis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIVcZ6XB7BA Zionfarm's 1976 Cosmo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9kY40QMBuk&feature=plcp Music Credit: Created by Dylan Benson, and used with permission and much appreciation. Dylan Benson on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/marineUSA93 Dylan Benson on the web: http://www.dbproductioncompany.webs.com/ RSS: http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheWasabicarsFeed Twitter: https://twitter.com/wasabicars Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/WasabiCars





280ZX Turbo Mega Squirt III initial startup
Intitial startup on my 1983 Datsun 280ZX turbo with Mega Squirt 3





Part 39: Front Suspension & Rack and Pinion Conversion, Part 1 - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
I know it's been a while and since the front suspension work is still ongoing, I've decided to split it up into two episodes. So for part 39 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration, I begin the work of updating the front suspension and converting the car from recirculating ball steering to rack and pinion. While my original goal was to mount the entire FC RX-7 front subframe, it became obvious very early that was not feasible. Instead I began combining parts of the RX-7 suspension with the Cosmo suspension to create a unique solution. Once the basics were laid out, conversion to rack and pinion steering began utilizing a NA Miata steering rack. And then I hit a silly, obvious snag...





Land Rover 110 3.9 V8 Megasquirt and EDIS ignition
Land Rover 110 3.9 V8 Megasquirt installed





Basic tuning of MegaSquirt - (watch in HD) Data recording and analysis - MX5 Unleashed episode 004
My MS PNP installation http://www.mx5unleashed.com/tech/megasquirt-pnp.html Episode 004 - Basic tuning of MegaSquirt PNP, data logging and Data analysis. Thanks to http://www.diyautotune.com/





What its like owning a 3 Rotor 20B RX-7
I have one of the most amazing custom RX-7s in the world. I want to share my experience of owning and driving such a unique car. I explain where the engine came from, why its so special, and what it does to a Mazda RX-7





Part 22.5: Updates, Q and A, Misc - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
June, July, August, September, October and November; Hey, I wasn't kidding when I said in episode 22 that it would be a bit of a wait for the next one! In that time I've been as hard at work on the Cosmo as I could manage, which unfortunately is not as much as I would have liked. It's been a busy summer with plenty taking me out of the shop. Even still, I've been working as much as I can and have picked up the pace over the last two months to the point where the driver side sheet metal is almost done. So what's in this episode, strangely titled as "Part 22.5"? Well, with the help of my special guest Rose Cora Perry, I answer some of the most common questions about the project. And along the way, there are a few tips and tricks thrown in, as well as a little bit of why the driver side repairs have taken so long. This episode is a little different, so I hope you enjoy...





Part 37: Carbureted Fuel Tank Conversion to In Tank EFI Pump - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
Part 37 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration focuses on one specific task in great detail. That task is converting the old carburetor feeding fuel tank to one which can satisfy the high pressure needs of fuel injection. The approach I take is to modify the tank to accept an in tank fuel pump via custom bracket, emulating the approach used on modern vehicles. My inspiration for the setup was the Aeromotive Phantom EFI tank conversion kit. However as the Aeromotive unit wouldn't fit in the space I had available, I chose to fabricate my own version. Additionally, I continue the task of cleaning the fuel tank as well as finish off by wiring up the fuel pump.





Part 32: Air Box and Coolant Recovery Tank Fabrication - My 76 Mazda RX-5 Cosmo Restoration
While I'm done with air conditioning, part 32 of my '76 Mazda Cosmo restoration still deals with moving air around, as I fabricate a cold airbox. After working so long on the Vintage Air system I wanted to do some simple fabrication, so the air box was a perfect choice. Made to accept a cone filter it is a true cold airbox that draws air from the inner fender. So not only will the box muffle the sound of the engine but it will also assure the turbo is drawing in the coolest air it can. Since I was in an aluminium fabbing mood after the airbox, I also continue on and build an aluminium coolant recovery bottle. Fitting perfectly in the little space between the radiator support and relay panel, made out of square aluminium tubing, it provides a hidden and elegant solution while not taking up any engine bay space. Included in this episode: making cardboard templates, cutting aluminium, bending/shaping aluminium, loads of TIG welding, nutserts, cutting tubing, fabbing a tank, welding bungs.





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