Had a ton of runs today. But i was dealing with a heat soak issue. My times would be a full second slower if i just did a hot pass. 90F ambient temps, intake temps were 100+ at the start lines. That plus having to deal with a ton of wheel hop if i spun the tires.
Basically what it boils down to is this car is not meant for the straight line. Though this car is a blast in the twisties. If i had 60F temps, with a bigger Intercooler i could have hit 13.4 i'm sure.
Car is set up with Megasquirt II, using launch control and flat foot shifting. Mod list is pretty long, so i post the relevant stuff:
Stock engine internals. 12psi. FM kit, gt2560 (ported and polished header turbo (cold and hot side) and cast downpipe), MBC(junk need to get EBC working), turbosmart BOV, FM 2.5" Exhaust w/ test pipe, MegaSquirt, AEM wideband, 750cc 5o injectors, Mishimoto 3 row(huge) radiator, and Mishimoto slim fans. ebay front mount FM stage 1 clutch. 195/50/15 Yokohama S-Drive tires, Bunch of suspension stuff / tons of chassis stiffening, full brake system upgrade and other miscellaneous things.
Car is a 94 r package car and has a full interior, and trunk, with the spare tire.
2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Live Reveal
Watch as we unveil the brand new 2016 MX-5 Miata for the first time LIVE
with Duran Duran headlining the event. The event starts at 6pm Pacific Time
on Wednesday September 3rd.
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MegaSquirt RX7 (UPDATE 5-21-2013)
I own a 1988 Mazda rx7 gxl and this is what has been done to the car:
J-spec S5 TII 13B with Stock Ports (bough used from Japan and no internal
upgrades at all)
MegaSquirt II V3.0 (Bowling & Grippo 2005, with NO additional VR card)
Stock CAS (modified with 2 teeth taken out/ 180* from each other)
Stock N/A leading coil
Stock N/A trailing coil that has been modified as well
NGK Spark Plugs
NGK Spark Plug Wires
1000cc Delphi Primary and 1200cc Secondary
Aeromotive A1000 Fuel Pump
100 Micron Fuel Filter
6AN Stainless Steel Braided Fuel Lines
E85 with premix (need help getting afr's correct for E85 usage...)
Maxima Castor 927 premix (just as good as Klotz Benzol - I do a 1gal : 1oz
All emissions have been taken off
Power Steering Delete, A/C Delete, No Power Brakes
NGK PowerDex AFX Wideband
Hallman ES Manual Boost Controller
T76 .81 A/R P Trim Ceramic Ball Bearing turbo
3" Down Pipe to 4" Glass Pack to a DynoMax Exhaust
44mm HKS Wastegate
Greddy RS BOV
I'm currently using TunerStudio MS V2.0.6
as for the firmware: ????? not sure
Coil timing (approximate advancement) "approximate" due to the timing light
shifting back and forth from the yellow mark/in-between/ and red timing
I have the CAS stabbed 4 notches counter-clockwise from the timing dimple
L1 = 0* advanced (closest to the yellow timing mark)
L2 = 0* advanced (closest to the yellow timing mark)
T1 = 15* advanced (closest to the red timing mark)
T2 = 5* advanced (closest to the red timing mark)
MSII V3.0 parameters:
Spark Mode: Toothed Wheel
Trigger Angle: 0.0
Ignition Input Capture: Falling Edge
Spark Output: Going Low (Normal)
Number Of Coils: Wasted Spark
Spark A Output Pin: D14
Dwell Type: Standard Dwell
Maximum Dwell Duration: 3.0
Trigger Wheel Arrangement: Single Wheel With Missing Tooth
Trigger Wheel Teeth: 12
Missing Teeth: 1
Tooth #1 Angle: 175.0
Wheel Speed: Crank Wheel
Second Trigger Active On: Disabled
And Every Rotation Of: Crank
Enable Rotary Mode: Rotary On
Output Mode: FC Mode
RX8 Mode: Disable
Mazda Miata Mx5 Turbo
Mazda Miata Mx5 turbo
Available in HD (recommended)
This is my first attempt on shooting this kind of video.
I hope you like it, and I will appreciate your comments.
Here is a recent photoshoot of the car:
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EF 18-55mm IS II
Song: Blackmill - "Evil Beauty"
Turbo Miata Differential Upgrade - Part Two
In this episode, we finish up our turbocharged 1992 Mazda Miata differential upgrade
and go for a test drive to see how it all works. Also in this episode, we
upgrade the stock brakes by adding new rotors, pads and braided stainless
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Turbo Iroc - reviewing the Megasquirt tuning process and some boosted ride alongs
This is the second tuning session that my daughter has been on with me.
She's learning about the correct AFR during various engine modes (cruise vs
full Boost, etc) as well as how to
adjust the VE table for fueling control. Looks like she might end up with
the Monte Carlo as her first car next year. Anyway, there are a couple of
good first, second and third gear accelerations towards the end of this
video. It really felt strong tonight.