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Title: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2018, 02:00:53 PM
So... today...

I'm so fu**in happy!!! Finally, dream came true! And this thing is unbelievable! Big thanks to Tuure Turunen for giving me this opportunity!


At this point, Im quite speechless... Cant believe it...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 02, 2018, 05:03:24 PM
Looks in fantastic condition! Have f7n.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2018, 05:53:30 PM
So... After about +200km driving her... Its absolutely amazing!

Engine is great! Power delivery is smooth and when turbo kicks in, there is some good power. Didnt go higher revs, much. Actually, there is no need to go to the limiter, its obvious that little turbo runs out of steam at max revs. But from 4000 to 6500 there is so much grunt.

Chassis and suspension are great. Dunno if she has some stiffer suspension components, but owner said that it is stock. In motor way, really easy to cruise. And in winding country roads, brilliant. Really easy to drive at the citys too...

Just came from my brothers. We went thru basically whole car. Offcourse she has some little bad points, she is an old car. But overall condition is absolutely stunning...

I AM SO FRICKIN HAPPY!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 02, 2018, 05:59:41 PM
Really happy for you mate. My first rotary experience many years ago was a red turbo2 convertible owned by my mate he took me out init and i as blown away.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2018, 07:11:09 PM
Really happy for you mate. My first rotary experience many years ago was a red turbo2 convertible owned by my mate he took me out init and i as blown away.

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Thanks mate

Yes, I quess I know that feeling

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 02, 2018, 07:12:49 PM
Lol bet your daughter thinks her dad is cool now!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 02, 2018, 07:57:35 PM
I know the feeling well, I could not believe how nice it is to drive in traffic & the open road.   Same colour as mine which is also stock.   Check the plastic pipes from the hood that run down by the door pillars through the floor....they tend to get blocked...........Have fun :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2018, 08:04:57 PM
Lol bet your daughter thinks her dad is cool now!

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Lol I tryed to explain to her what that one gauge (boost) means, and what that sudden surge of power is and why. Now she says that "make it go turbo again"

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2018, 08:09:22 PM


I know the feeling well, I could not believe how nice it is to drive in traffic & the open road.   Same colour as mine which is also stock.   Check the plastic pipes from the hood that run down by the door pillars through the floor....they tend to get blocked...........Have fun :great:

Yeah, I really was surpriced. Its quite amazing.

Previous owner had checked those. And now they should not cause any problems. I will go thru whole car when I have time.

Thanks, I am having fun!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 02, 2018, 09:07:40 PM
If you have any problems/questions please do not be afraid to ask as I may be able to help/send picture etc
regards Pete
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on July 02, 2018, 09:36:58 PM
Now she says that "make it go turbo again"



Excellent  :wee_hee:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 03, 2018, 05:50:13 AM
If you have any problems/questions please do not be afraid to ask as I may be able to help/send picture etc
regards Pete

Thanks! Well, Im sure that in few days I will have lots of questions!  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 03, 2018, 05:57:05 AM
Right back muffler is gone. MOT man said that it needs to be change to next MOT. But previous owner told me about it and its not a problem...

So, because of that, I vent to check Racing Beat catalog. And went thru it, finding all kind of nice parts  :great: Full RB exhaust system would be awesome...  :P

This car is really stock condition, it has air pump on it and working  :))
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 03, 2018, 09:43:27 AM
Just find a weird thing. You know those white little lights below popup lights...? This model has no lights in there!  Just white linces...

Doesent UK and US spec models have lights there? I thought they have...

 I think Ill try to find those. Then I can drive without usings popup lights. Cause our laws says that lights needs to be on, all time

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on July 03, 2018, 10:18:01 AM
That's normal Jarno (flash to pass) flash your main beam and it illuminates them when flashing people in rather than lifting the motors.
You should be able to stick some led running lamps in there if need be.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 03, 2018, 03:25:16 PM
That's normal Jarno (flash to pass) flash your main beam and it illuminates them when flashing people in rather than lifting the motors.
You should be able to stick some led running lamps in there if need be.
Thanks Kev

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 04, 2018, 07:46:57 AM
I think Ill have to order new spark plugs. Recommendations? Stock NGK´s? For leading BUR7EQ and for trailing BUR9EQ?

Yesterday I purchased new wind screen wipers and some premix oil, Motul 710...

Tomorrow I might order that A/F gauge. I think Ill buy this one
https://www.aemelectronics.com/?q=products/gauges/digital-gauges/x-series-wideband-uego-afr-sensor-controller-gauge
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 04, 2018, 08:45:32 AM
I get a lot of spares from Rock Auto, even with tax they are still very cheap & fast delivery:-

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/mazda,1990,rx-7,1.3l+r2+turbocharged,1192407,ignition,spark+plug,7212
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 05:05:39 AM
Thanks, Ill check...  :great:

Yesterday I went to local parts store and asked those spark plugs. He said that his computer says that production of those has stopped...?

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: KevlarRx7 on July 05, 2018, 05:09:23 AM
You should still be able to get hold of 7's
http://essexrotarystore.com/product/ngk-spark-plug-set-bur9eqp-for-rx-7/
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 07:32:59 AM
You should still be able to get hold of 7's
http://essexrotarystore.com/product/ngk-spark-plug-set-bur9eqp-for-rx-7/
Yes, weird that basically everyone else has those. But why his system says that production has stopped...? Anyhoo, ordered those from Rockauto...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 07:42:31 AM
So, today, again, I went computer shopping. Went thru EssexRotary catalog, RacingBeat and RacingBeat Europe...

At RB catalog there is full exhaust system. But weird thing is that description says that this system needs RB fuel cut controller. Howerer,  I cant find it anywhere, no longer available. Clive?

If I purchase it, I dont want to overboost old engine and turbo. So, my options?

Although I need back mufflers, I dont know should I buy whole system now. No need at this point...

Tomorrow I might be able to get that car to lift at my friends. Rallycross Janne can check my baby

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 09:31:01 AM
Oh, one weird thing I found out: Cold start, she raises revs quite high, about 3000rpm. Revs drop quite fast to normal idle tho. Normal?
She starts almost immedately, hot and cold, no problem there.

When fast shifting from 2nd to 3rd under boost, getting into 3rd gear fails some times. Feels stiff. But I cant see any other "problems" in gearbox...

Trying to learn and figure out, getting her of the line properly. When I get it right, she is bloody fast! just amazing old car!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 05, 2018, 12:35:40 PM
Mine, on starting goes to 3000, then drops to 2500, as she warms she drops down slowly to 750/800, depending on temperature this can take several minutes.   I have fitted a "Piper Cross" lifetime filter element which lets her breath a bit more easily.


Once started do not turn her off without warming up, this can leave the TPS at 2500 which can cause a "Flat Spot" that shuts Boost & everything off & makes her unable to drive.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 01:22:17 PM
Mine, on starting goes to 3000, then drops to 2500, as she warms she drops down slowly to 750/800, depending on temperature this can take several minutes.   I have fitted a "Piper Cross" lifetime filter element which lets her breath a bit more easily.


Once started do not turn her off without warming up, this can leave the TPS at 2500 which can cause a "Flat Spot" that shuts Boost & everything off & makes her unable to drive.
I wonder why they do that? Some kind of forced choke system...?

Yeah, I always warm her up. I dont go to boost before Im sure that she is in right temp. And I never do short runs. Also, I let turbo cool down on idle before shutdown, even with slow drivin before...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 01:24:52 PM
Today eas my first open top cruise. Quite fun. Freezing cold tho

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 03:36:37 PM
So, got my first FC related "rage because people are stupid" moment today. Went to park at my work place. Man with two kids watched my car. Other boy says to his father: "Dad, what car is that."
Dad went abit confused and said: " I think its a Nissan. Dunno, I quess those Convertibles are getting rare"...
Other kids sais that: "It says Mazda in the boot."
Dad goes: "noo noo, Mazda didnt make these kinds of cars ever"...
I immidiately went: " Piss off, you ignorent moron, cant you read!"

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 05, 2018, 05:00:23 PM
So, got my first FC related "rage because people are stupid" moment today. Went to park at my work place. Man with two kids watched my car. Other boy says to his father: "Dad, what car is that."
Dad went abit confused and said: " I think its a Nissan. Dunn

o, I quess those Convertibles are getting rare"...
Other kids sais that: "It says Mazda in the boot."
Dad goes: "noo noo, Mazda didnt make these kinds of cars ever"...
I immidiately went: " Piss off, you ignorent moron, cant you read!"

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You would make a good Teacher :D :D

Did you use the wind break behind the seats as that keeps all the wind away.  Mazda used it first on the TII Patented it & all manufacturers use it them now.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 05, 2018, 05:08:53 PM
I have quite short fuse.

Actually,  I didnt use that. Forgotted it

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 07, 2018, 07:25:17 PM
Happy Seven's day from Finland. Had amazing day!

And car was just amazing. I just love this car! Cant believe how lucky I was... Cruised 140km/h on the clock in freeway with top open...

More pictures later...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 09, 2018, 07:56:57 AM
My Sevens day pics!
http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/japi_laukkanen/library/Sevens%20day%20at%20Finland?sort=2&page=1
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 14, 2018, 04:40:07 PM
I just love this car! Love cruisin'   and got my self turboblowsapexesoff meter (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180714/6aef87b1ef0401df9edefbafa597b76f.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 14, 2018, 04:43:18 PM
That gauge bottom left is reading wrong....it should be wound round to 12 pm

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 15, 2018, 06:44:18 AM
I knew that you would say that!!!  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 12:18:45 PM
I have had this car for fortnite I think. I just cant believe it. I really love it Today I washed her. I dont remember when was last time that I scrubbed my cars wheels. Or washed my car anyways!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 12:40:10 PM
What this thing does? And whats that socket beside it?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 12:40:50 PM
Need a bigger turbo...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 17, 2018, 12:42:47 PM
Dont need bigger turbo just bigger balls.car looks fantastic...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: KevlarRx7 on July 17, 2018, 01:32:33 PM
When you start thinking bigger turbo it won't look so fantastic  ;)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on July 17, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
She cleans up well Jarno, looking really good  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: grinder on July 17, 2018, 05:10:25 PM
and that thing .. im not exactly sure what it is , but when you decat it and put on a induction cone , that's where the FCD ( fuel cut defender ) goes :)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on July 17, 2018, 06:43:49 PM
Today I washed her. I dont remember when was last time that I scrubbed my cars wheels. Or washed my car anyways!


See true love already  ;) and dont she look good  :great:

 KevlarRx7, resized your pic for you, wow that's getting serious  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 06:52:35 PM
Dont need bigger turbo just bigger balls.car looks fantastic...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 06:53:17 PM
When you start thinking bigger turbo it won't look so fantastic  ;)
That looks good to me

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 06:53:38 PM
and that thing .. im not exactly sure what it is , but when you decat it and put on a induction cone , that's where the FCD ( fuel cut defender ) goes :)
Ok

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 06:55:52 PM


Today I washed her. I dont remember when was last time that I scrubbed my cars wheels. Or washed my car anyways!


See true love already  ;) and dont she look good  :great:

True, I really love that car! Makes me smile every time...

And she really looks awesome.  Previous owner had used lots of wax and stuff

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: KevlarRx7 on July 17, 2018, 07:31:50 PM
Today I washed her. I dont remember when was last time that I scrubbed my cars wheels. Or washed my car anyways!


See true love already  ;) and dont she look good  :great:

 KevlarRx7, resized your pic for you, wow that's getting serious  :13:

Cheers Clive :great: won't hijack the thread but it's just getting started ;) 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on July 17, 2018, 07:35:04 PM
What this thing does? And whats that socket beside it?

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The pressure sensor measures the altitude & adjust Air Flow etc....................the yellow/green/white connectors as far as I am aware are for testing individual components with a Mazda Code reader (I think it sends binary/beeps) to check component was working or not?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 17, 2018, 07:59:56 PM
What this thing does? And whats that socket beside it?

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The pressure sensor measures the altitude & adjust Air Flow etc....................the yellow/green/white connectors as far as I am aware are for testing individual components with a Mazda Code reader (I think it sends binary/beeps) to check component was working or not?
Ok, thanks!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 21, 2018, 06:56:04 PM
God damn I love this car!!!

Umm, where is rev limiter in stock FC T2? Havent found it yet. I'm too soft for old lady I reckon (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180721/3ba1739a9cd43c0ac063c3fae1f3f60c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 29, 2018, 12:17:16 PM
So, got my first problems... Last week I noticed that boost gauge was "acting funny". Didnt go to higher boost, was boosting about half boost. Started to think when was the last time when I saw it go to max pressure...

Yesterday I did give some beans to it. Drove hard for a moment...

Today, I noticed that I wasnt getting basically any boost. Gauge shows that pressure hardly goes to +. Turbo spools nicely and sounds ok...

Boost leak? Broken Air bybass valve?

I dont remember previous time when I saw that pressure go to max.  So I think it has been boosting about 0.3 maybe week and a half, two weeks now. Isnt 0,6 bar max? Witch is top in that gauge....? So problem has been there for some time. Although I have been quite gentle with her...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2018, 09:37:29 PM
Check all you clamps on outlet of turbo on air side nice n tight all the way to intake elbow.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2018, 11:17:47 AM
Went yo take some Mazda pics, just for fun 
Damn, I love that new Mazda red color

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on August 08, 2018, 11:20:56 AM
Nice pics! I assume that's the "Soul Red Crystal" colour, which is gorgeous in the sunshine  :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2018, 11:26:55 AM
Neighbours got 1 too..havent secured a drive yet....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180808/13eec397163c69a9f47b0b63358cc5d5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2018, 12:49:11 PM
Nice pics! I assume that's the "Soul Red Crystal" colour, which is gorgeous in the sunshine  :great:
Yeah, I really love that color. If ever I have to paint my car, it will be that color...

Yes, I went to local dealership, and asked if I can park next to their show car to take few pics. In few seconds, lots of people was taking pics and talking to me

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2018, 12:50:56 PM
Neighbours got 1 too..havent secured a drive yet....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180808/13eec397163c69a9f47b0b63358cc5d5.jpg)

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I like that new Miata. But unfortunately that Fiat engine creeps the crap out of me... That previous gen with 2litre sport would be fun to try tho

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2018, 12:54:44 PM
Tryed to figure out boosting problems today. I think that this valve is ok...

But I think I hear weird hissing noise from this are. Maybe I'm wrong, dunno.

Didnt find any leaks and broken hoses. Howerer, I really start to believe that wastegate is stuck open...? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180808/8766b691bda9448ffa792ed8f9938c88.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2018, 04:43:21 PM
Ill start by saying i dont know nuffin about an fc but ill try n help.
1. Boost leak, what is your boost gauging displaying through the rev ? Any whoosing noises out air escaping...ideslly you need to remove and inspect checking for splits in hoses and jubilee clips tight not teeth stripped. Again intercooler good not holed anywhere....any black smoke...unburnt fuel out exhaust?.
2. Boost sensor? If a t2 has 1...check small pipe connected to it not holed...any other small pipes not connected...
3. Actuator...wastegate...get underneath and check actuator rod is connected to it and small hose ...if you can work it back and forth.
4. Exhaust blockage...has it a cat? Burnt out?
5. Boost soleniod ....where is it...check continuity of coil and  again little hose to it attached.
6. Bov blow off valve...that thing in your hand i beleive..when throttle shut after boost releases  air pressure...check it for splits etc and connections.
Ideally what happened boost then nothing or slowing noticed less power...what psi are you see?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2018, 08:01:05 PM


Ill start by saying i dont know nuffin about an fc but ill try n help.
1. Boost leak, what is your boost gauging displaying through the rev ? Any whoosing noises out air escaping...ideslly you need to remove and inspect checking for splits in hoses and jubilee clips tight not teeth stripped. Again intercooler good not holed anywhere....any black smoke...unburnt fuel out exhaust?.
2. Boost sensor? If a t2 has 1...check small pipe connected to it not holed...any other small pipes not connected...
3. Actuator...wastegate...get underneath and check actuator rod is connected to it and small hose ...if you can work it back and forth.
4. Exhaust blockage...has it a cat? Burnt out?
5. Boost soleniod ....where is it...check continuity of coil and  again little hose to it attached.
6. Bov blow off valve...that thing in your hand i beleive..when throttle shut after boost releases  air pressure...check it for splits etc and connections.
Ideally what happened boost then nothing or slowing noticed less power...what psi are you see?

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Yes, much appriciated mate. But I'm sure that you know much, much, MUCH more than me

1: Boost raises some where at 3000-3500 rpm. It shows about 0,2-0,3 bar boost. Max is 0,6 im stock. For some reason I think it needs lots of load than normal to raise even to that 0,2...

Intercooler is good, almost like new. No black smoke at all. I think shes rumning abit rich when cold, other than that, no unburnt fuel...

2: I havent got time to see all those pics and graphics I have, illustrading those systems. So I dont know where every solenoid and thingies are
I tryed to see and look at every hose I could find. Everything seems to be good. Actually better than I thought for an old car...

3: Just came from my friends,  I was under the car. I checked actuator and all I could see. Lots of crap blocking view and coulndt get my hands to actuator properly. I couldnt move it was quite tight. But again, hose and stuff looked good...

4: That exhaust blockage I didnt think of. That actually could be one reason...

5: At this point, I have absolutely no idea where boost solenoid is

6: Dump valve seems to be ok. I did check it good, cause I thought it was broken. But I really think its ok, cause it doesent leak to wrong direction, and it wont open easily...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on August 08, 2018, 09:31:35 PM
Have a good look at the hoses going onto the intercooler as this is the most likely reason for the struggle to make boost.

Worth knowing that on this link you will find a workshop manual for your car and any other Rotary.

 http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=66749.0

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 09, 2018, 06:46:46 AM
I have tryed to look those hoses as good as I can. Its just ridicilous how much there is hoses and stuff is in FCs engine bay  :)) I have done some research and found those most likely to be faulty points. Unfortunately I dont know crap about turbo cars  :'(

One dude said that maybe turbo is gone/going, but for some reason I dont think so...

I did know one of those pages. But that other I didnt know. So thanks Sir :)

Here is small vid that shows how boost behaves
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL_7_45x2_A
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 09, 2018, 07:06:59 AM
Thats naff all boost...not even actuator spring pressure...id be looking for the simplest thing a boost leak...which if not obvious mean removing inlet tract pipework inspecting for splits and re installing making sure nice in tight...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 09, 2018, 09:58:18 AM
Thats naff all boost...not even actuator spring pressure...id be looking for the simplest thing a boost leak...which if not obvious mean removing inlet tract pipework inspecting for splits and re installing making sure nice in tight...

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I agree... But I did check it, twice. It has to simple thing, and I'm missing it. I bet its under nose but cant see it...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 09, 2018, 11:23:09 AM
Top mount intercooler...id remove and reseat check the seal etc.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on August 10, 2018, 07:08:52 PM
When you remove the Intercooler check the small hose on the back & the alloy pipe as they can be fragile & the rubber hose cab get brittle.
Also, make sure all the small Vacuum hoses underneath. Make sure the TPS wiring connector is clean & good order.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on August 10, 2018, 08:34:05 PM
Do not forget to check your Air Flow Meter.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 10, 2018, 08:46:56 PM
You should have a diagnostic box where you can hook up a bulb and get  flashing fault codes.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: KevlarRx7 on August 11, 2018, 11:45:32 PM
Time to get the soapy water out.
https://youtu.be/b3KmQenhWDY
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 06:02:52 PM
Rotarys and Bear beer, what could man possibly need... Damn I love this car!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 06:03:58 PM
Top mount intercooler...id remove and reseat check the seal etc.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 06:04:31 PM
Do not forget to check your Air Flow Meter.
Umm, how do I check that?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 06:27:06 PM
Need todo that diag box test. 1 link and 1 bulb..will flash if it has logged a sensor fault and flash code will tell what it is...be online.
If no codes then not an eleccy sensor fault.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 06:47:10 PM
Need todo that diag box test. 1 link and 1 bulb..will flash if it has logged a sensor fault and flash code will tell what it is...be online.
If no codes then not an eleccy sensor fault.

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Im afraid to do it, cause I dont know how...,

But I really think its some solenoid or something like that problem, cause sometimes boost raises to 0,2, sometimes nothing...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 06:49:21 PM
Its easy peasy...ill find alink.


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 07:04:03 PM
Its easy peasy...ill find alink.


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Thanks mate!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 07:05:17 PM
Sorry, I had to do this. Hopefully you can understand,  cause I'm a wee wasted...
https://youtu.be/K7IjTX_Jsbs

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 07:10:30 PM
You nutcase lol.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 07:20:58 PM
What year and series fc is yours?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 07:23:18 PM
You nutcase lol.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2018, 07:23:47 PM
What year and series fc is yours?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
Ok leave it with me.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 17, 2018, 07:56:31 PM
Struggling to link on my phone and got a wookie on my lap.
Search youtube. Rx7 s5 diagnostic...49 sec clip..gound green plug by battery..check engine light will flash morse code...if fault and look online for code...will stay solid if no codes.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 18, 2018, 11:59:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc2CHTNPwpg
easy peasy, check light will flash if any codes stored in there...ill try and find codes for you...

Hows your head? :D
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 18, 2018, 12:04:28 PM
heres 1 flashing codes....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2eh-ZN2V34

and alternative method with led etc....but do the link to green plug....and see if any codes, car could simply be in limp mode...

https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_153459019491315&key=24ff233912d32a355b8cad131a30546b&libId=jkzbc6oj01000azo000DAb5czaecl&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rx7club.com%2F2nd-generation-specific-1986-1992-17%2Fcant-get-my-codes-976241%2F&v=1&out=http%3A%2F%2F2ndgenrx7.freeservers.com%2Ferror%2520codes.html&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rx7club.com%2F2nd-generation-specific-1986-1992-17%2Ferror-codes-s5-tii-976173%2F&title=Can%27t%20get%20my%20codes%3F%20-%20RX7Club.com%20-%20Mazda%20RX7%20Forum&txt=http%3A%2F%2F2ndgenrx7.freeservers.com%2Ferror%2520codes.html
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 18, 2018, 12:07:31 PM
so in a nut shell link battery neg to single green connector next to battery as shown in vids. turn ignition on, do not start car. check engine comes on and goes out.....No codes.... if it start flashing need to work out what number it is showing by reading the codes at bottom of guide.

simples... :sign0098:

if you dont attempt it il post the VID!
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 19, 2018, 09:09:03 AM
Damn. Interesting.  Ok, I have to check when I have time. Thanks mate...

Umm, head is ok I think, but Im very tired. Getting old I reckon

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2018, 09:24:58 AM
That will take 10 mins max....video the flashes (if any) and post...i can work out what fault code.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 31, 2018, 10:08:25 AM
No codes... Although my lights didnt light up like in that vid. Only these two lights...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2018, 12:00:00 PM
Without the link in place do you see the engine check light? if not then the bulb must be blown?
Have you checked the wastegate actuator? It should be tightly shut not running..should not be able to move by hand.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 31, 2018, 04:37:10 PM
Umm, no, cant see it. Must be blown...

Few weeks ago I tryed to check that actuator. It didnt move. But might be stuck slighly open... Cant see or cant get my hands on it properly tho

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2018, 07:07:46 PM
Id change the bulb then. And repeat.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 31, 2018, 07:49:04 PM
Yep, I quess it has to be done before anything else...

Today I got cooler off. Didnt see anything wrong with it, or its piping. Also, I tested every hose what I could find with soapy water. Nothing...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 31, 2018, 07:57:16 PM
But what is this round/cone shaped thinggie in middle of this vid? I hear hissing sound from it when I rev...
https://youtu.be/ZO_Gy_aIXoc

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2018, 08:10:11 PM
I dunno mate...wait for an fc guy to come along?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 05:07:48 AM
BAC valve...?(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180901/7fb8fae199e1d1a56310dd3b5ee89cc7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 08:50:10 AM
Googling says..its an air bypass valve to assist with idle control...when under electrical load. So not sure if it shoupd hiss but very much doubt anything todo with boost control...
However in that diagram bottom left you will see the actuator and a green line to the boost control duty soleniod...
The source of boost line goes to actuator and is teed off to the duty soleniod...this solenoid will open shut quickly to vent pressure to obtain a boost setting above the spring pressure...if its broke and wide open youd make loads of boost if its shut you will make spring pressure boost...so i dont think anything wrong as your symptoms dont fit the above scenario...
Its got to be leak or wastegate open...or in limp mode....need that engine check light bulb changing...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 12:47:59 PM
Yep, friend told me what that does. But thanks. :)

That duty solenoid I didnt check yet. But as you said, symtoms doesent match...

Howerer, I start to fear worse. Could turbo exhaust housing be cracked?

True, I ll try to check those bulbs today...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 01:06:22 PM
Btw, I cant imagine that it could be in limp mode. Cause there is some boost and car is still quite fast...

Or simply that boost gauge doesent work properly!

That wastegate stuck open seems to be most likely option at this point...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 01:39:42 PM
Yes i agree...doubt cracked housing...sound like a tractor...
Coukd be limp...morelike wastegate...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 02:31:44 PM
You think so, not the turbo turbine housing? Ok... Umm, how about compressor side, turbine worn out?

Yep, off to the garage to check things. Maybe friend has his carlift free, so we could check that actuator...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on September 01, 2018, 05:48:16 PM
Jarno, it may help to know that there are full Mazda workshop manuals  in our General Technical section just click on the foxed link scroll  down to your car.

From memory in the back of the full manual there is a trouble shooting section, but if you have a stuck actuator rod then that's probably the issue anyway .

http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=66749.0

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 06:21:24 PM


Jarno, it may help to know that there are full Mazda workshop manuals  in our General Technical section just click on the foxed link scroll  down to your car.

From memory in the back of the full manual there is a trouble shooting section, but if you have a stuck actuator rod then that's probably the issue anyway .

http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=66749.0

I have been chearching from those manuals, but just cant find my problem...

 Just got back from my friends.  Unfortunately car lift was occupied, so couldnt see and check that wastegate... But me and him went thru all of those hoses and thingies again. No problem there... 

How does that plastic cover comes off? Just pull? Dont want to brake it...

Umm sure that problem really is under my nose. Just cant find that damn thing. Frustrating...

What really confuses me is that car still has some desent power, even tho boost is only 0.2-0-3. Might be that boost gauge really is broken and Im just looking for problem that doesent exist

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 01, 2018, 06:23:34 PM
Oh, and when I got back from my friends, I really did give some beans to that car Stupid wheel hop when tyres spin. Revved it to the limiter for first time too...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 06:58:35 PM
Get a cheap Tims gauge...and tee into wastegate line...no need to plumb through bulkhead run line up outta bonnet and in through drivers window...(wrong side btw)...and see what it says.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 04, 2018, 02:52:14 PM
Get a cheap Tims gauge...and tee into wastegate line...no need to plumb through bulkhead run line up outta bonnet and in through drivers window...(wrong side btw)...and see what it says.

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Do you meen in that pic,  green line between wastegate actuator valve and duty solenoid valve?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 04, 2018, 03:50:09 PM
Yes mate see what the wastegate is getting..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 04, 2018, 06:34:59 PM
Well, wastegate tubing looked so difficult and confusing. Mine seemed different than in that pic... One tube goes to weird black triangle shaped plastic box. I have no idea what that is...

So, I connected boost gauge tube to tubes in dump valve. Now I have 3 of 4 gauges installed. Although only boost gauge works at this point. Run out off time today. Tomorrow I reckon that I will  get AFR gauge installed. And water temp connected. Oil temp Ill have to figure out later...

Anyhoo, new gauge says that max boost is 0,4bar... Shit...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 04, 2018, 06:55:00 PM
Ok place to put it just nice to be as close to wastegate as possible as that is what is controlling boost..is the wastegate adjustable? Wind rod in so defo closed....?
I no nuffin about fc...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 05, 2018, 04:12:58 AM
I tryed to figure out those tubings maybe an hour. Damn it looked confusing...  :(

I think that its not adjustable... There is so little room in that turbo area, that it is really difficult to even see anything.

Our T2 specialist told me that if I remove that tube that goes from duty solenoid valve to wastegate, and boost doesent rice, turbo is gone. So I have to check that today. Only problem is to find that tube  :))

Seems like you know more about FCs than me!  :13: I dont know nothing about turbo cars...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 05, 2018, 10:17:17 AM
However..if you remove wastegate line and turbo is fine then exponential boost and bye bye engine...plumbing up without duty solenoid would operate on spring presdue only but you not reaching that...so removing wastegate line is not something i would recommend atall..
Its either leak or wastegate slightly open....the fact you have 4psi shows the turbo is spooling...if it were dead youd have smoke and or bad noise if it was impacting housing...
Youve checked for leaks so gotta look at the wastegate..if the rod comes off the actuator you could check the movement of the wastegate...
It could still be limp mode too...nothing todo with turbo get that bulb replaced.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 05, 2018, 10:46:12 AM
Jarno you need to remove the outlet pipes and ic and check carefully for splits or weak joints...that would leak air pressure...remove and check and refit all in red...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180905/ccafe8242e89f358b490b97193eae76a.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 05, 2018, 10:47:21 AM
Is there a blow off vavle in this line again check this and the small line going to it..bov could be leaking.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 05, 2018, 03:13:39 PM


However..if you remove wastegate line and turbo is fine then exponential boost and bye bye engine...plumbing up without duty solenoid would operate on spring presdue only but you not reaching that...so removing wastegate line is not something i would recommend atall..
Its either leak or wastegate slightly open....the fact you have 4psi shows the turbo is spooling...if it were dead youd have smoke and or bad noise if it was impacting housing...
Youve checked for leaks so gotta look at the wastegate..if the rod comes off the actuator you could check the movement of the wastegate...
It could still be limp mode too...nothing todo with turbo get that bulb replaced.

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My thoughts excatly. Thats why I went really condused. Howerer,  this guy knows FCs...

I really doubt that turbo is gone too. It sounds good and spools nicely.

Really hard to get to the wastegate. No friends of mine have their car lifts free at the moment...

Yep,  my plan is to check those bulbs today

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 05, 2018, 03:15:41 PM
Jarno you need to remove the outlet pipes and ic and check carefully for splits or weak joints...that would leak air pressure...remove and check and refit all in red...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180905/ccafe8242e89f358b490b97193eae76a.jpg)

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Yep, few days ago all of those were off. And I did double check them, didnt find anything... You know, weird thing is that for an old car, hoses, tubes and stuff are actually in very good condition

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 05, 2018, 03:17:24 PM
Is there a blow off vavle in this line again check this and the small line going to it..bov could be leaking.

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I did check bypass valve. It seemed ok. Howerer I am not sure offcourse

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on September 05, 2018, 09:16:56 PM
Jarno,
Just had a look back through the thread and I see that you are making some boost (around 4psi) so this would indicate its not a small split pipe etc .
Can I ask what happened with the actuator rod, was it stuck and if so when freed off did it make a difference.

Also if you have been looking at the workshop manual, did you find what psi it should be boosting at ?

If you really cant find anything I would suspect the wastegate is not sealing and because of that it will not build boost   
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2018, 04:16:07 AM
Yes true, new boost gauge says that about 0,4 bar is max at the moment. I think that 0,6bar is max on stock car.
However I found this:
8.3psi for S5. Neither will hold this all the way to redline though. Both turbos have the same wastegate actuator but the S5 used electronic boost control for faster and higher boost.

For some reason, I cant get to some workshop manuals. I think my computer has some wrong setups. :D

I havent got possibility to check wastegate properly yet...  :(
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 06:42:59 AM
I read some conflicting info on a boost.
But 6.5psi spring and boost setting in ecu via solenoid is 8 psi. That seemed to be the most talked about numbers on rx7club.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2018, 09:18:40 AM
I read some conflicting info on a boost.
But 6.5psi spring and boost setting in ecu via solenoid is 8 psi. That seemed to be the most talked about numbers on rx7club.

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Excatly,  I did read that too. Very confusing...

Howerer,  when you look at that stock boost gauge max is about 0,6bar, or that is what I have been told...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 09:28:48 AM
0.6 bar is 8.7 psi...lol what pressure exactly are you getting ? And in what psi or bar? You could just be getting spring pressure and soleniod duff?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 09:33:21 AM
0.4 bar is 5.8 psi...mmm...maybe 6psi spring? 

I dont know ill try and find a manual and have a read up on fc s5 turbo stuff....not doing anything else stomach upside down.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 09:46:08 AM
Found a manual ill link later...heres you boost..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180906/315d86fdb5f9906865659cdf695f3a36.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 09:47:34 AM
0.56 bar is 8.25 psi..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 09:53:07 AM
heres the manualfor s5 tubby 2...

http://www.13betc.com/19891991-s5-rx7-factory-service-manual-ezp-11.html

id print the lot off it has the fault codes and fault diagnosis IF there is a check engine light ON...( id wager there's NO bulb in check engine light holder)....

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 06, 2018, 10:25:08 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVmwd8kvn2Y
easy wastegate check, unclip the actuator and make sure its not Fooked like this 1..this will be leaking bigtime...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2018, 02:11:48 PM
0.6 bar is 8.7 psi...lol what pressure exactly are you getting ? And in what psi or bar? You could just be getting spring pressure and soleniod duff?

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I,m getting 0,4 bar boost, according my new gauge. Stock gauge says about 0,3 bar tho

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2018, 02:15:52 PM
Yep, just changed all those bulbs. And noticed that there is NO check engine light at all! I mean there is not even a check engine light place in that cluster... Weird...

Tryed that "fault code wire thing" anyways. Nothing flashed...

My friend is bringing some old school engine code checker some day. We will try that..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2018, 02:21:28 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVmwd8kvn2Y
easy wastegate check, unclip the actuator and make sure its not Fooked like this 1..this will be leaking bigtime...
Yep, I did research and found out that this really is weak point. Just dont have the time and place to check it out now...

Thanks mate!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 07, 2018, 12:47:12 PM
Ok, I think Im in deep doodoo. Just talked with one rotary enthusiast here. He is changing his rotary setup. So, I think I just purchased his old stuff.
-Switcher 300 with 1.16ar compression housing
-Header with massive screamer pipe
-60mm Tial wastegate
-Aeromotive A750 fuel pump...


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: grinder on September 11, 2018, 08:49:05 AM
ohhh good effort :D
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 11, 2018, 10:01:39 AM
Bugger...

Now I need MRCs FC gurus help to get it to work...

Thinking of semi bridge, but I think that best thing is to made streetport or extended street. Car is still going to be cruiser, not a racer, so I want some drivebility... Howerer,  this setup made in semi BP FD engine 530@1,6bar and 450@1bar... That thing is going to kill me...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 11, 2018, 06:55:42 PM
Slippery slope your on....gets steeper all the way down...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 12, 2018, 03:50:18 AM
I couldnt agree more...  :))

At first my plan was just to rebuild, little ports and some minor modifications to engine. Then, just because parts are quite rare here, desided to go with those parts that I can find easily and with reasonable budget. But even now, Im really not sure what to do, luckily I have time to think about it...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on September 12, 2018, 08:17:13 AM
Do you really need more power? I dunno..fix the issue and enjoy as is? Youll end up issue after issue and a moneypit buddy?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on September 12, 2018, 02:44:09 PM
Do you really need more power? I dunno..fix the issue and enjoy as is? Youll end up issue after issue and a moneypit buddy?

I agree 100%!   Start changing anything to do with the electronics/engine & you will be chasing problems until the next millennium...............fix the issue & enjoy.   Once you start extracting more power there goes your money & reliability........the problem you have I believe is a minor one.
   I spent a long time tracing my faulty TPS , but now sorted I am more than happy with the performance, eagerness to accelerate & over all driving pleasure including the smile it puts on my face.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 12, 2018, 03:47:33 PM
I really dont know. Part of me wants more power, other part wants to keep her stock...

But fact is, lots of stuff has to be done sooner or later. Turbo might be gone, all those old electrics and tubes are soon gone, engine needs rebuild at some point...

Reason for my lust for power comes from 4 cars that we have here. All of them have same or similar basic consept and components. All of them has proven to be quite reliable. And all of them makes good power, from 430 to +500 range...
My plan is to keep things quite simple and just copy all those stuff that guys have proven to work...

But I do know what you mean. I know you are right, thats for sure. But would be awesome to have woopass for V8s amount of power

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on September 14, 2018, 07:37:09 PM
Jarno the lust for power is a cliff edge rather than slippery slope once you head down it however I appreciate the urge and reasoning for upgrades and you won't get any decent from me.

RE your question about plug and play ECU's if your going to make the jump don't cut corners it'll only come back to bite you. The engine loom is over 25 yrs old and gone through countless heat and vibration cycles and could possibly be the root cause of your current issues. If your going to replace the ECU then do the same with the loom. There are pre-made looms available for the adaptronic ecu's if you go that route and if not all the connectors are available to make your own loom up from a universal harness. If your methodical it's not actually that hard as all the universal harnesses I've seen are well colour coded and labelled, crimping on the connectors is a doddle so long as you get proper ratchet crimping pliers for uninsulated terminals.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 15, 2018, 06:38:34 AM
Exactly Kev. But one reason for me to want more power is actually your fault, and your amazing FC

I have been thinking that too. Although every tube, hose and wiring seems to be quite ok in this car, one can never be sure.

As I said, at this point Im just planning and figuring out my options. If I choose to go for power,  I dont go for "full throttle kills me", I would be happy to get around 420 range...



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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: KevlarRx7 on September 15, 2018, 04:27:03 PM
I went plug n play (adaptronic) on my T2 FC, don't regret it, simple install no problem, and replacement harness's are available for the price of custom ones, saves hacking wiring together for sensors ect. Horses for courses really.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 16, 2018, 06:45:52 AM
I would love to get Adaptronic, Halteck, Motec or something like that. But they do cost alot. However, if engine blews up because bad ecu, thats no cheap either...  :(

Kev, whats your opinion: should I get FDs upper intake or is FCs good enough? If I choose to stay with FCs, I will port it...
Also, do you FC stuff for sale?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on September 20, 2018, 10:07:34 AM
Last sunday I went to Miata clubs trackday at my home track Ahvenisto.  Went few laps just for fun. You know, I was really surpriced how that old Convertible handles!

But one weird thing happened. Usually, oil pressure is just under 4bar, now it went just over 4. I wasnt that hard on her... Thoughts?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 05, 2018, 07:14:10 AM
This years last cruises maybe. Just cruising around with my daughter,  burning fuel, getting that little turbo red hot. I do love this car, dont want to put her in to winter storage yet. She is a dirt old girl But damn she is fun to drive

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 19, 2018, 10:51:53 AM
Bugger...

First front housing and trailing plug, then rear...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on October 19, 2018, 11:10:33 AM
So thats the reason theguy sold then...
Just a number..if starts fine hot who cares.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 19, 2018, 02:19:38 PM
I dont think he knew that comp was this low. Actually he is selling his FDn now too. He needs money, starting a company...

Was surprice to me too. I thought that it would been in high 80s. Car starts and runs fine tho

Anyhow, when I purchased it, I knew that this has to be done sooner or later. In the end, its frikin old rotary, with 95000 km on the clock.

Well, I have allready started to buy parts. Almost every important component is arrived, on the way, and rest of them, I know what I want. Just few parts are questionmarks at this point.  Also, I dont know yet what porting its going to be...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 22, 2018, 09:28:32 AM
Some stuff is allready here. Damn, good parts are expensive. But Im not going to be cheapass with critical components. Here is about 1000€ worth of stuff...

-Turbosmart Boost Tee
-Turbosmart FPR 800 fuel pressure regulator
-Turbosmart Vee Port Pro blow off valve
- 2 x Bosch EV14 957cc injectors
- 2 x Bosch EV14 1300cc injectors
- 2 x Finjector 034 coils (same as AEM without sticker)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 29, 2018, 01:11:21 PM
Ok, I started to to strip engine bay...

I might be using renesis e shaft and gearings, because they are stronger than mine. Rotors, e shaft, counter weight, flywheel will be balance togerher

Also, oil injectors at e shaft will be upgraded. Oil regulator, dont know yet. Maybe RacingBeat...?

I think I have a plan for ports. I will do semi BP. Primary port will be basically stock, but little opening to port closing. Secondary ports opening will be basically stock. But closing will be opened as far as possible.  Also, BP will be almost full lenght.

But exhaust port, I just cant figure it out. There is so many opinions/options. Opening with straight figure or with small D form? Closing with straight, small D or big D? I want turbo to spool as fast as possible... Opinions please?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on October 29, 2018, 07:56:00 PM
My new turbo has 60mm compression turbine and 68mm exhaust turbine. A/R 1:16... Im getting it within few weeks...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 01, 2018, 10:34:11 AM
THERE IS SO MUCH CRAP AROUND THIS ENGINE!! 

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on November 01, 2018, 12:31:49 PM
So are you going to make things more simple 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on November 01, 2018, 12:58:10 PM
Label and photos mate...thats the biggest advice i can give you. Good luck.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 01, 2018, 04:10:07 PM
So are you going to make things more simple
Yes. Well, no. Umm. I dont know. Surtainly hope so

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 01, 2018, 04:11:11 PM
Label and photos mate...thats the biggest advice i can give you. Good luck.

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Yes, I will at least try. I have tryed to be really organized and marked everything. Slowly and steady...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 01, 2018, 04:13:24 PM
Progress so far. Damn, I really had to fight to get out that rats nest. I hate it(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/fcf139e81824d7dbfa20b67c7b699f56.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/d5cce739dff192dd4e7fec0ce61ae88c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/b4b28a44cbd64e9a83a633ce4b47cedb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/106e2aa33f0bd1a9da076e8871e0ea85.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on November 02, 2018, 08:48:48 PM
Great progress Jarno  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 03, 2018, 07:00:48 AM
Actually quite annoying. Im trying to get all those out without braking and in good order. THERE IS SO MUCH CRAP! Turbo is pain in the arse. All bolts are hidden and really stuck... But yes, in slow pace, trying to be organized...

You know, made me wonder, how difficult these cars were put together in factory. Or in servise shop when they had to change turbo or something.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 05, 2018, 03:38:43 PM
Stock primary injector vs new

At first look, turbo seems to be actually in quite good condition

LiM... Check out left cooler port. Surpriced me that it is blocked

Almost ready to get it out. I think I have to quit today. My back is killing me

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 06, 2018, 07:32:14 PM
How many rotary engines is enough? Well, I have 4 now and that is not enough

Went to get my friends low comp high power renesis. New research project. And maybe I can get bearings and e shaft from this one to my T2 rebuild

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 11, 2018, 07:03:39 PM
Got my self some stuff today. Monster turbo, wastegate, exhaust manifold, fuel pump and new clutch arrived yesterday

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 12, 2018, 12:25:51 PM
Bugger, some fitting issues. Lower water hose touching manifold, and upper doesent fit anymore...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 14, 2018, 07:35:05 PM
Had little non T2 garage day today... Opened friends HP Renesis. Clive, this is Jani's old engine... I turned around and it leaked some really black oil. That scared me abit about inside condition...

Well, it was crap. Basically nothing usable left. E shaft is worn to copper. Some high heat worn shown too. Middle plate has massive scrach in center. Rear housing has apex hop marks. Front housing has massive scrach in the middle. Rotors are C weight and has black shit all over them. Actually,  all seals were basically stuck. Gearings and bearings were gone. Only usable parts might be rear and front plates...

Heres few picks. Really sad. This car was imported from UK by company. Company sold it forfard as fully maintained. I dont think that thia car have ever seen maintanance... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/5e2e46f35a8326be1feb4faebfb8d32d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/b633de73247342fa7ff3620b292266b0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/e397fc457ff030034089a5dc44dbe44a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/2cdabb9856e57aec1e983cb4c28da97a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/336da40b3b9e58f46e1ce4ed43369dbe.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/cf891fc1b245a8e436f59dc8b0ebdc04.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/4e16cbfb35f065960b00c4762bf55253.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on November 14, 2018, 09:06:10 PM
Wow, I really hope Jani cleaned out the oil coolers and pipes properly with all that copper floating around in the old oil before the new engine went in
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 15, 2018, 03:56:23 AM
Yes, that striked me last night when I went to bed. I have to message him today. Unfortunately, I think that he didnt realize that and didnt clean it...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on November 17, 2018, 07:35:05 PM
Alone time in garage...  Drinking beer... Thinking... Planning...  Wondering if shes ever going to run again

If someome is contacting engine builder soon, please, ask opinion about those exhaust ports. I really dont know what is best option for me...

Yesterday I desided that I will use FCs own UIM and throttlebody, but I will modify them... But I think Ill go for electrical waterbumb(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181117/b4bc8f4cf450fa0bb7976397ae0e2e74.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 06, 2018, 07:53:08 PM
Finally got engine out. Quite strugle cause my back is killing me... Well, bastard bolt and nut are losen too. Next step is to brake it, maybe saturday

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on December 06, 2018, 07:55:04 PM
You in Oz mate?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 06, 2018, 08:18:23 PM
What a? Why is that like that?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on December 06, 2018, 08:23:59 PM
What a? Why is that like that?

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Aaaaarrrggghhh - tried to fix it, and it did the same thing, weird  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 08, 2018, 01:41:25 PM
Here we go, now, there is no turning back...  She is not going to run ever again quest for power is begun

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2018, 01:45:45 PM
You can do it!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 08, 2018, 02:45:04 PM
Yeah, I can brake it. Putting back together, well... Computer says no... Yeah, but no, but yeah, but

Just got it apart. Actually, it looks very good. Nothing bad. Housings, plates, rotors, bearings in good condition... 

Good starting point, good solid engine. She will be able to do +500 (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181208/3c7a6cee6ace5cfa8eb862b4dc39bd48.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181208/68338d2eb1a61fc7b3e970caea909224.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181208/f3d10dbbd320cab70d35df4d076d77e1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181208/758c1b353c4c07adcf11810e1c71ea70.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2018, 03:17:58 PM
Yeah looks good in there, so porting and rebuild kit and big tubby..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 08, 2018, 05:51:24 PM
I almost have all I need. Well, except rebuild kit. And some little stuff, like electric water pump and radiator...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 09, 2018, 05:28:40 PM
Doritos in bath

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 11, 2018, 05:16:34 PM
Mazda Vs. Japi 1-0... Few days ago, hitted my head/eye to Mazdas skirt, hurt like #+/(#-)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2018, 05:23:25 PM
Gotta love a garage injury....had a few myself...
I think that shade of eye shadow suits you!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 12, 2018, 07:09:05 AM
Unbelievable how much that did hurt  :))
Yeah, I look fab  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2018, 05:44:58 AM
Near, but not near enough...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 23, 2018, 07:37:05 AM
I think I will be able to get internals balanced in next week. Will be within 2-5grams difference range  ::)

But had a bit study, S5 gearings arent so good. So went to garage and started to check my HP Renny gearings. One set is in pretty good shape so I might be able to use them. Today I have to push bearing out off it so I can check clearences and condition... This engine will be able to hit 9500rpm if needed  :P

Done lots of studying about those apexes too. At this point choices are OEM, Goopy and RA super seals... I have to order them next week I reckon...

But that exhaust port shape still confuses me. I really dont know what to do! Im leaning towards Pineapple racing "racing port shape"...  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 25, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
Oh, I forgot to tell you about ecu. For several reasons, I choosed Adaptronic. Aston gave me good price with that Greddy elbow. So cheers mate!  :great:

However, new ecu took big chunk of my build budget. So I have to use some used parts, cant go all out with new ones. Still, with lower budget, I reckon I can do good, solid, reliable engine. I have done lots of research...

But that budget forces me to use lots of OEM stuff like, apexes. My friend can order stuff directly from US, so that saves me some money. Unbelievable how much stuff costs, like exhaust gasket. Using stuff like FD oil regulator, saves some money and still are reliable...

With Adaptronic, I reckon I can really push engine far if needed. It has massive amounts of features that will monitor that engine will be safe. Like lambda feature with good lambda sensor and gauge...

One of my friend here has similar Adaptronic fitted in -99 RS FD. And it gives me faith to use his experience to really exploid that ecu´s features...  ::)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on December 31, 2018, 06:24:16 PM

Happy New Year to all!

Well, this year was shite. I reckon that things only can better from now. We lost mother, fatherinlaw, and bros Roto the Dog (at picture)...

Still, year had some bright moments. For that I want to thank you family, friends, coworkers, RallyCrossers, #rotarygaragefin crew and you guys in MRC!

Although year started like disaster, that unbelievable bad thing made possible to pursuit my dreams and get my dream car. So, irony I quess, mom for a dream. Feels like shit and hard to say that, buts thats basically it. Miss her like hell tho...

In Rallycross,  this year supposed to be my and bro's year off, Janne wasnt racing. But in spring, our friend Olli with Fiat 1/9 asked us to join to his grew for a season. So, love for this sport, we went with him. Year that supposed to be out year off, was actually longest and hardest we ever had! In first half of season, Olli and Fiat was super fast and me managed to get good points. Problems started in mid season, and after that, basically no points and just crew under the car all the time. Howerer,  after lots of work, pain, beer and curses, Olli managed to be champion in FinRX series and 10th in National Championship. So all that hard work paid of, and racing year ended with confused, tired but happy filings...

For rotor year 2019, our friend Tuomas got 13B PP for his Datsun Finn. Tuomas is amazing driver with good car. But previous season he had bad luck. Now, in season 2019 me and bro support him anyway we can to get him that biggest medal. He has every possibility to get it, cause now he hasent got that crappy Duratec Actually we helped him to get that rotary...

All my energy in winter goes to get my beautifull car to run. And when se runs,  hopefyllu she doesent kill me... dunno about rallycross season at this point...  And dunno if I can join you guys in RotaryStock in Netherlands. I really hope so tho...

Cheers
Japi

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on January 01, 2019, 01:10:13 PM
Happy NewYear Jarno and everybody...hope you all not got a hangover like mine.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on January 01, 2019, 06:29:44 PM
 :happyny:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 06, 2019, 06:47:23 PM
So, went to see our rotary guru yesterday...

We desided to use my HP Renny bearings and LP Renny E shaft...

Today I was inspecting differences between different gearings. Suddenly I found this from my FC little bearing (pic 3) Worn out...

Rotors are in really good condition... (pic 1)

Housings, well rear housing has some hopping marks and  housings edge is abit shattered. Howerer, we desided to use it, its not that bad... And at the moment housing are expensive... (pic 2)

Also, we had long chat about those ports. I think I have a good plan now. Basically:
-modified Pineapple Racing race exhaust port with more agressive opening and and wider port
- Secondary port Pineapple Racing race Semi Bridge port with wider full leght "eyebrow"
-Stock smoothed primary with +2mm later and +2mm curved edge closing

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 10, 2019, 04:21:58 PM
Started to get parts
ready, checking, prepping, polishing, cleaning... and a bit porting

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 11, 2019, 03:50:16 PM
Theres newer enough lights Started to do ports. Ill get templates on monday I think...

Slow progress. Cleaning parts pisses me off. But I do like doing ports...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on January 11, 2019, 04:57:52 PM
Making a good start there Jarno  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 12, 2019, 10:41:44 AM
Yes Sir. Im quite happy with progress so far. Cleaning parts isnt my thing, Im too perfectionist for that job...

But I really enjoy doing ports for some reason...

Howerer,  for this car, I will put absolutely everything I got. Money, time, effort, knowledge...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 18, 2019, 04:00:55 PM
Todays progress...  Well, one step forward, two steps back... Purchased metallic red paint that suppose to suit this. No, paint was absolute shit. I have to strip that red paint off, somehow... 

Spent my day to shine those housings. Not enough shiny, but getting there...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/5dcd9a3e1f50da00bb0b882278897687.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/c016fed1cf654de8b1c525e7b6082271.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 18, 2019, 04:06:17 PM
Also, just got those Pineapple templates...

Should I go with ported primary?  Thats quite big

Secondarys will be quite...nice

But that exhaust looks weird. Very, how I would say, "low"...? Opens really really early and close very fast... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/1395c4e53be568e7808d1c07d4c89476.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/5d20045b15e90e5f9e1d2f4d7f54c329.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/a10e98fcc7ae8076aa8c1cdf4effa1bf.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on January 19, 2019, 10:01:11 AM
That's, going to be quite serious porting and yes they have altered the port timing.

p.s. little tip, don't forget to put a small chamfer  (bevel) around the entrance of each port when your finished porting.   
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2019, 12:38:43 PM
That's, going to be quite serious porting and yes they have altered the port timing.

p.s. little tip, don't forget to put a small chamfer  (bevel) around the entrance of each port when your finished porting.
Yes sir. That primary is quite massive compared to S5 stock port, but not too big compared to FDs...

Im not sure yet do I go for THAT size. I will open that ports closing, but outwards and opening, I dont know. Im adraid that it affect too much to idle and cruising..

Well,  I have done my homework and studying. My port isnt going to be so big that side seal will drop and brake. Howerer,  I will do those edges. But thanks for reminder

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 20, 2019, 07:11:38 AM
So, seems like I cant balance my internals. Guys balancing machine broke...

Anyhoo, bigger problem is that when I cleaned my rotors, all my markings vanished. So I cant really tell which rotor is rear rotor. I quess its that heavier one? If I remember correctly...

Also, does it matter in what direction I put those rotors in?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2019, 07:29:29 AM
Review old photos ? Look for for any marks etc to identify...and i would have thought the driven side of the gears will have marks to determine? Not alot of help sorry...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 20, 2019, 10:18:32 AM
Cant see anything from old photos... Rotors have lots of markings but not those which tell rear or front. I thought so too that there should be F and R. Bugger... Like I said one step forward, two steps back...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on January 20, 2019, 12:55:19 PM
If they are a matched pair and weigh the same it will not matter if they are fitted in the front or the rear
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 20, 2019, 07:36:24 PM
They are stock pair, 25 grams difference

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 22, 2019, 02:55:36 PM
I reckon primary port are almost done. Few checks with sizes, water fill measurement, a bit polishing...

These templates opens opening side more than I thought. Makes me wonder should I open that closing side a bit further...?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 26, 2019, 08:18:43 PM
Box forth of 2k €...

So, deside to do better finnish(Aston recommendations) to my primary port. Massive job. Did this for 2 and half hours...

Also started to do exhaust port. Its massive


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 31, 2019, 08:42:31 PM
So, todays progress. Finished that exhaust port. Its Pineapple 4, modified to about 4mm wider and opening opens faster...
I call it ReJapiNoF**ksGivenBigBoomEvo2... 🤷‍♂ I think Ill leave it now, Im quite happy with that...

Second pic shows how big it ia compared to stock. And template marks shows that Pineapples port..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on January 31, 2019, 08:51:19 PM
And them, one step forward,  two steps back...

Started to do bridge port to secondary port...

I have no idea what happened. Maybe drill hopped, maybe metal was weak. But little chip broke lose and made a hole, from eye brow to seal area. (Little hole in middle)

Im sure that it can be repaired with JB Weld or stuff like that. But really made me angry...

Howerer,  in this pic, eyebrow is still raw cut. Swallowed my anger and finished that port. I think its quite good, just little finnishing needs to be done, and offcourse that secondary port needs to be ported and mached to that bridge

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 05, 2019, 03:56:38 PM
Got my intake ports done today. Just little finnishing more. Only one port needs to be done, second exhaust port...

Im guite happy with these. Only that chip that brake loose pisses me off, and that needs to be repair. Ordered some chemical metal stuff from ebay...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2019, 04:10:28 PM
Hey mate i know naff all about porting...but chemical metal? Are you sure ok to use?. If it breaks free gonna scrap that side of engine..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 05, 2019, 07:30:50 PM
Well, I have to try I quess. Cause I think welding its much bigger risk. Might warp that iron. Ill try to do good contact area for that stuff. Me and few friends talked about this and thought that it would be best option...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: RE5 on February 05, 2019, 08:22:17 PM
I do not think Chem Metal would last 1 minute.   It is not meant for that sort of use.........just mix some up stick it on some iron/steel and heat with a blow lamp, once you see how it behaves you will realise it is not suitable.   Consult a professional welder fabricator/Toolmaker....maybe brazing would be enough?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on February 05, 2019, 08:26:59 PM
Jarno I've no experience of this issue but i'd be dubious of using chem metal personally. Welding isn't a big risk if done properly, the usual procedure with cast is to put in in a oven first to fetch it up to temperature prior to any welding, you will want someone with a DC welder, cast rods and oven though.
 At least with weld the filler will have the same expansion rates as the housing with even the best chem metal something like devcon your expansion rates are likely to be dissimilar and over such a small area mechanical bonding limited.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 06, 2019, 06:06:22 AM
I agree with you all. I really dont know what to do. Ill have to try to get some welders opinion.. 

Howerer,  this stuff is pretty good
https://www.jbweld.com/products/j-b-extremeheat

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on February 06, 2019, 08:46:35 AM
So sorry to see this has happened for you.

http://www.racingbeat.com/RX7-1993-1995/Porting-Tools/19994.html

I used this from Racing Beat to do somthing trick up the inside of my exhaust ports to ensure a smooth flow, but the problem with using any sort of goo is that it will have very little contact area and will probably break away.

Kev's way really is the only way. 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 06, 2019, 09:13:58 AM
Well, I quess it can happen to anyone...

I still dont know what happened, I quess I hitted weak point...

We have been talking about those stuff and Devcon is really good option. I already modified that area so theres quite good area to that stuff to contact. But you can never know offcourse...

Fortunately its in "cold" side of engine, so there are not that much heat expansion. But now I have think how to get that repair stick to both sides of that hole...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on February 06, 2019, 09:28:25 AM
Devcon's about as good as it gets Jarno easy to work with a good finish and hard as rock when it's gone off but having said that I'd personally not be using it internally in the engine..............your call though
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 06, 2019, 10:28:35 AM
Yes, exatly. Dont want to get new iron tho. But if it brakes, iron wont be only thing I need...

Kev, what you think about those ports?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on February 06, 2019, 12:28:15 PM
Mate, get another iron...right first time, loads of work your doing if it destroys itself youll be even more peeved off pulling it all apart again.


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 06, 2019, 03:51:55 PM
Found this. Does anyone know this seller?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAZDA-RX7-FC-S5-TURBO-II-FRONT-HOUSING-IRON-JIMMYS/123631530421?hash=item1cc90371b5:g:bJgAAOSw-xhcWiAF

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 06, 2019, 05:14:48 PM
Talked with my 4 banger guru friend. He has welder friend who can do it, and do it right. As Kev said, heat that part to right temperature and so on...

Howerer, he did recommend that I should get new part. Even tho he doesent know much about rotarys, he does know that if that weld brakes, its a disaster. Risk is not worth taking...

So, I quess I have to find new front iron...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on February 06, 2019, 05:42:14 PM
Jimmys got a good rep been about for years mate should be fine with it.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on February 06, 2019, 10:52:01 PM
Jimmys got a good rep been about for years mate should be fine with it.

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I'll second that, had a few FC parts off him, all been spot on and better than described
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 07, 2019, 06:39:35 AM
Ok, thanks fellas!
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 08, 2019, 05:59:54 AM
I just ordered pre owned from that Jimmys on ebay...

Just heard that there is two kinds of casting on S5 irons, thin casting and thick casting? Didnt know that, and how can I see that difference?

I though that S5 irons are the same with FDs. So, how much boost can I run without fear of fatal knocking and warping engine, 1,3bar? Cause I dont want to use water/methanol injection. And Im not sure yet, what kind of dovel and/or studd mods I will make...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 08, 2019, 02:37:06 PM
Friend messaged me morning and said that he has "little extra dovels" in his engine (pic 2)

So I thought that I can do that. Morning coffee (from MRC mug obviously) started and to figure out how to do it. I realized that I have lots of Renesis engines that are crap, so I can try to do this idea to them. One housing being jig that I can line up these holes...

So, after some hours, this what I came up with.   (pic 1) I drilled thru housing, and it acts like quide to drill to plate...

But I reckon I do one more to upper side...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/5999f11f04a65ae327618750809a1429.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 08, 2019, 06:41:38 PM
So, after lots of work, I made this

 Stupid 16mm drill went so wasnt able to drill holes deep enough to plates that would fit dovels fully. Howerer,  this shows that it works. Kind off Few holes did have small fitment problem,  but I quess I can solv it...

But keep in mind this was just a test, Im surtain that I can do those little dovels that fit perfectly...

Think about this, if Im able to do 6 extra dovels, how much more support it makes against twisting forces(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/5048c9dab831b1d8b4e11e4059b2d139.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/60ee5c49bec6b5d920cf7614a3cd5d89.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/b7df0b1003e4badf58474700b130eb1d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/68c01c5dc64b21d6680fe4c53995781e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/ed105ceea86251780922e684d18831f0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 09, 2019, 08:11:05 PM
...we lost our dad today...

In year, one month, 8 days, we have lost mom, fatherinlaw, Roto the dog and dad...

What can I say...

Getting really drunk...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2019, 09:33:52 PM
Condolences mate, sorry to hear this.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 09, 2019, 09:49:51 PM
 @RS10 in Santa Pod, dad was with me and bro. He said that it was/is his last trip. Me and bro thought that he finally understood our passion for rotarys. And I quess he did, after that he didnt say anything about our stupid ideas...

He is one and only reason we got in to motorsports anyways. We have learned lots from him. Our passion for these things comes from him...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on February 09, 2019, 09:50:49 PM
Lisa and myself were so sorry to hear your sad news  :(
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on February 09, 2019, 10:18:50 PM
So sorry to hear this sad news Jarno. My condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 11, 2019, 06:22:11 AM
Thank you all for condolenses...

You know, this is getting kind of ridicilous... Makes one think that what next...  :(
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on February 11, 2019, 08:07:44 AM
Thank you all for condolenses...

You know, this is getting kind of ridicilous... Makes one think that what next...  :(

Chin Up Jarno, I know its tough, I lost both my parents by the age of 24, they always live with you because they made you the man you are today.
Hope this helps :(. 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 11, 2019, 08:09:02 AM
Thank you Sir. Yes, thats true. World doesent end here. Feels like shit tho

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 13, 2019, 08:01:20 PM
This is going to be my color choise. Howerer,  I need to find better color to match these blue components...

One bridge port almost done... Really difficult to get them line up nicely. I think ill leave it like this. Dont have guts to do it like Racing Beat instructs...

Got my housings quite ready today. Front housing still needs bridge ports eyebrow. And both need soapy bath and good cleaning...

.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190213/4d72cedc225d2461ce0a82f879452aa1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 21, 2019, 06:01:35 AM
Got box from Aston today. Happy. Expencive tho. Haribos was nice, thanks mate

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on February 28, 2019, 12:07:59 PM
So, few days ago I got my fuel rails from Aussie land. And today, finally I got front plate from UK. Actually its in really good condition.

Also, trying to figure out my Adaptronic. Clive, do you or your tuner have some tips for setting up this thing?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on March 01, 2019, 12:30:15 AM
Have you spoken with Aston at Essex Rotary? He sells them and I'm pretty his turbo'd RX8 is running one
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 06:11:40 AM
Have you spoken with Aston at Essex Rotary? He sells them and I'm pretty his turbo'd RX8 is running one
Umm, yes, I purchased mines from him.

Dunno if he tunes them, but I reckon Clives tuner is the best there is

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 06:14:20 AM
Oh, sorry. Didnt mean setup, like putting this thing to work. I meant tuning this thing...

Btw, I saw at Instagram that Turboblow said something about "remote tuning". How that works?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on March 01, 2019, 09:26:02 AM
Jarno, If you log onto the Adaptronic forum you should be able to get a base map to start and run the car before final mapping.

p.s. not sure you have sorted out the Turbo but we can supply a replica of the one on the race car if you want one.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on March 01, 2019, 09:29:03 AM
but I reckon Clives tuner is the best there is

With the success he has brought me, I would only let Pip @ WGT near the the car for mapping, maybe worth knowing he flies out into Europe to map cars from time to time. 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 09:30:48 AM
Thats true. He really often goes to Norway

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 09:32:17 AM
Jarno, If you log onto the Adaptronic forum you should be able to get a base map to start and run the car before final mapping.

p.s. not sure you have sorted out the Turbo but we can supply a replica of the one on the race car if you want one.
I have base map allready.  Just wondering about final mapping...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 09:37:57 AM
Jarno, If you log onto the Adaptronic forum you should be able to get a base map to start and run the car before final mapping.

p.s. not sure you have sorted out the Turbo but we can supply a replica of the one on the race car if you want one.
Umm... I have one, basically same than yours...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on March 01, 2019, 10:21:38 AM
OK you have a base map but please do not show the car any boost till you have some proper mapping carried out by someone who knows what they are doing,

One tip I give to people is to pull an intercooler pipe off so the turbo cannot put any boost into the engine.

This lets you drive the car to a Dyno to get the car properly mapped.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 12:06:52 PM
OK you have a base map but please do not show the car any boost till you have some proper mapping carried out by someone who knows what they are doing,

One tip I give to people is to pull an intercooler pipe off so the turbo cannot put any boost into the engine.

This lets you drive the car to a Dyno to get the car properly mapped.
Yes Sir, I will not. Boost will be off, revs limited to 4000, and lots of safety features making sure that engine will be healthy. Afterall I have no money to rebuild it again

Plan for tuning is to go to my friends dyno. He has dynoed rotarys before. For mapping and ignition setup, two friends will come too. Rotary expert and ecu expert. Ecu expert knows Adaptronic and actually has one on his -99 Rs FD...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 12:11:56 PM
Todays progress:

Last port done. Quite happy with this.

Engine ready!

Bugger, forgot to put this inside cause Jamie interrupted my engine assebly...

Just kidding, put engine together to match ports with intake manifolds holes...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on March 01, 2019, 05:23:17 PM
Some good progress being made there Jarno   :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2019, 06:12:29 PM
Nice marigolds....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on March 01, 2019, 06:19:23 PM
Jarno if your stuck for local tuners and get gauges on fuel pressure etc and a decent wideband there's options for remote tuning either live on a local dyno or over a number of days via datalogs.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 08:42:23 PM
Nice marigolds....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2019, 08:47:36 PM
https://www.marigold.co.uk/   :P
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 08:47:39 PM


Jarno if your stuck for local tuners and get gauges on fuel pressure etc and a decent wideband there's options for remote tuning either live on a local dyno or over a number of days via datalogs.

Plan is to get lots of gauges and sensors connected to ecu...

Actually,  Im not that conserned about tuning. Those guys are quite good. Those dudes found problems with professional tuners works...

Im more worried that will my engine work even...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 08:48:24 PM
https://www.marigold.co.uk/   
Oohhh

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2019, 08:49:57 PM
UK's best selling glove.... ;D
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2019, 08:53:18 PM
One thing that I cant undertand is that my car is supposed to be later model S5. Still it has thin cast irons?

Anyhoo, every one says that those thin casts will brake easily. And should be studded or dovelled. Still, I have seen lots of FCs making massive power without stud/dovel mods. And I bet they all cant be thick casting versions... Thoughts? Kev?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 02, 2019, 07:57:32 PM
Started to prep rotors today. One ready, one more to go...

0,15mm side seal clearence... I hate doing those...

Because Im not sure which was rear rotor before, desided that heavier one will be rear rotor now...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/f0e93fa497d81a226b27e6e2ac5e70f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/ab755669deb630550094d6cc14317e02.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/72ee3c876ed2928260fea35ef2db4b16.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on March 02, 2019, 10:10:55 PM
https://www.marigold.co.uk/   
Oohhh

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Its like Hoover and Biro
Really used to confuse my now ex wife (Finnish)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2019, 06:30:21 AM
https://www.marigold.co.uk/   
Oohhh

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Its like Hoover and Biro
Really used to confuse my now ex wife (Finnish)
Confuses me too

Sorry to hear that. When did you brake up....?

Well, if this makes you feel happier, finnish womans arent good wifes, and even worse ex wifes sorry, bad joke

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2019, 07:23:50 PM
Rotors prepped...

Its ready to go back together...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2019, 07:27:27 PM
Woohoo fair play mate....ive not built 1 yet....lack of confidence on my part.


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2019, 07:34:35 PM
Well, I hoped that it would be done  allready. But I was sick few days...

But Im quite sure that all those stuff in a box, casgets, O rings and so on, wont find they way into engine There is so much stuff! Im gonna forget something...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2019, 07:38:16 PM
Slow n steady no beer !!!! Yeah give me loom and wiring diagram im fine but measuring tolerances with micrometers dti , etc my brain goes fuzzy....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2019, 07:38:53 PM
If yours is good youll inspire me todo mine!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2019, 08:00:58 PM
Slow n steady no beer !!!! Yeah give me loom and wiring diagram im fine but measuring tolerances with micrometers dti , etc my brain goes fuzzy....

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Yep, thats the plan. Im trying to put all my effort, time and money to this car. No room for f**k ups!

I kind of like to do engines. Alone in garage,  some good music, just with my thoughts, all consentration to task at hand...

One thing that angers me tho, is that my garage is a frickin chaos!

Well, if you want to, make a engine loom/harness for me ;) I would need that...

These things are quite simple. That amount of stuff coing into engine is fustrating and conserning tho. Makes you think, "did I put it there, and in right way"...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2019, 08:01:51 PM
If yours is good youll inspire me todo mine!

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Naah, this thing is going to blow up!

But yeah, confidence is needed, like all these kind of things. I dont have it either, but I choose to do it myself

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on March 04, 2019, 10:08:29 PM
I'm tempted by to have a go at a 192 renesis engine with the boys as a learning experience.

The we have an excuses to bu something odd to fit it in!
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2019, 06:11:16 AM
I'm tempted by to have a go at a 192 renesis engine with the boys as a learning experience.

The we have an excuses to bu something odd to fit it in!

Yep, I highly recommend it. Renny engines are cheap way to learn about these things. And yes, then you can swap it to some weird car  :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: rote8 on March 05, 2019, 08:43:44 AM
A Renesis in a DAF perhaps if you can still find one on it's wheels. :)) :)) Transmission might be an issue though.  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on March 05, 2019, 10:52:32 AM
We did have plans to put one in a Triumph Spitfire a few years back, but the car was too far gone to really be economical to repair
Current thinking is some kind of VW Beetle (Kupla) based kit car.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2019, 01:16:27 PM
A Renesis in a DAF perhaps if you can still find one on it's wheels. :)) :)) Transmission might be an issue though.  :dontknow:
DAF?!?!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2019, 01:19:26 PM


We did have plans to put one in a Triumph Spitfire a few years back, but the car was too far gone to really be economical to repair
Current thinking is some kind of VW Beetle (Kupla) based kit car.

Old Spitfire would be nice, I have thought that too...

They do adapter for Kupla gearbox for Rotary. Howerer,  would be difficult or even impossible to get road legal in here...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2019, 04:19:41 PM
I wann do a pick up...proton jumbuck...evo 123 rear axle conversion...bolt in.  Renny up front custom prop to tie it together...or if i could find 1 an old b2500 mazda truck...slammed on mx5 daisy wheels.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2019, 05:17:14 PM
I have been dreaming to put my 12A into Mazda 1800 Estate from late '60-early 70'. I really love that body, was it Bertones...?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 07, 2019, 08:27:41 PM
Long day...

I prepped huosings and plates...

Started to put engine back together. I was very carefull. Double checked everything. Apexes are little piece away from bridge, just to be sure. Used lots of lubrication...

Put tension bolts in. Torqued them to 10nm. Put counterweight on, and turned engine, from counterweight. Engine turned nicely, made nice plopplop sound. Turned it full revolution..

Went on 20nm. It wont turn anymore WtF?!?!

At this point I was really tired allready. And pissed off, obviously...

I really dont know what is wrong with it. Some say that with lots of lubes, at some point of torquing, it might go stuck. Desided not to turn it with force. Just torqued bolts into 30nm...

I reckon I have to loosen bolts, back to 10nm, try to turn engine and move from there slowly, always turning engine...

Again, one step forward, two steps back...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2019, 06:19:57 PM
I dont know mate, speak to a specialist...wise not to torque up anymore and crush something.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2019, 06:20:22 PM
Engine looks smart.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 08, 2019, 07:38:59 PM
Yeah... I talked with our specialist. Some time they do get stuck if lots of ooze in the engine... Dunno...

Sunday I have time to check it. Ill loose those bolts back to 10nm and try to turn if. It it turns, more torque and again...

If it doesen turn... Well, I dont know what to do yet...

I actually hate that blue paint. It supposed to be near Turbosmart components paint, but its not even near...  I might paint it again...

But those polished parts, Im quite happy. Didnt went easy way and paint them. Lots of hours went to them tho. And they arent shiny enough

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2019, 08:34:43 PM
Thing is your trying to turn shaft by hand so 1 Jarno power..prob not enough torque..if you popped the flywheel on the shaft youd have z bit more leverage...but i know diddly squat i just blow em up..well 3 so far lol.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 09, 2019, 06:47:36 AM
Yes, it needs some force to turn over... Didnt want to put flywheel on just yet...

Lol, blowing up these things seems to be easy  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 10, 2019, 12:55:35 PM
Ok, everything is fine now, turns nicely

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on March 10, 2019, 03:54:54 PM
Phew, glad to hear that Marko  :13: :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 10, 2019, 03:58:27 PM
Marko?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 10, 2019, 04:29:42 PM
Todays progress(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/f61e94f1fe6b0db8864130c43d46e788.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/9cde8bde782f6013d72e15293c7df984.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/4fca590ff92f200b0337a8e0bf8b7553.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190310/844fb5ec1b310803cdabed0a21b0344c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2019, 04:37:21 PM
Blood sweat n tears...Marko ::) ??? :))

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 10:45:01 AM
Bearings and spacers changed. Clearance checked...

But cant get that one little bastard to stay in place... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/97f9ae52b25dac9ad24c0eb3b9afefa0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 12:27:25 PM
Put all that stuff back. Hopefully that o ring is in its place...

Got clutch in place too(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190314/9f3b5683a95b85def199c3f7bec718a5.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2019, 01:07:30 PM
Did you turn flywheel and get nice even chuffs? Looking good mate.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 03:20:40 PM
Yep, sounds good to me...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 03:56:44 PM
Jamie said that my clutch is macho pink or something like that

Anyhoo, started to make my sump plate... 5mm iron should keep this engine from flexing
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2019, 04:21:43 PM
Make sure you got a hole for the dipstick?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 07:06:41 PM
Make sure you got a hole for the dipstick?

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Dont have yet

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2019, 07:07:56 PM
I know someone that forgot a hole for the dipstick but my lips are sealed....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 14, 2019, 08:06:12 PM
I know someone that forgot a hole for the dipstick but my lips are sealed....

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Tell you the thruth, I m not sure would I have remember to do that

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 15, 2019, 01:46:01 PM
Got my baffle plate made. Looks like shit, but I quess it works...

Im not gonna get this finished ever... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/24fc3ecde31b45d5579ae441372926d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/889f14c06e45a81f6e163ed3f38154f9.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 15, 2019, 02:17:05 PM
Engine is ready to lift off the stand... Next step, marriage with g box... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/82dcfe137c1e17ab7bc7ccd0f3991568.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2019, 02:28:54 PM
Looking good mate! Well done.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 15, 2019, 03:28:40 PM
Thanks mate!

That was actually easy part. Next I started to figure out what stuff to scrap. There is so much crap attached to this thing...

And electonics, I dont know anything about those... And thats a head of me too...

Throwed intake parts to bath. And took a closer look in to throttlebody. Confusing.. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/e6ff56566465a4fa6680c4d022a77668.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/d588f768dd7094a0f7bf0032577b03a1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190315/ae5d409893349706620f162c44254fe1.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2019, 07:26:33 PM
Found this broken. Dont know name. But tryed to find parts number for it and searched from RockAuto. Cant find it

Btw, what is that black round thing under it? Canister shaped(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/512c1abc851d915dec84817a13443ff6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 07:30:32 PM
Looks like steering uj gaiter and fuel filter to me???

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 09:16:33 PM
Jarno ole bean......

Macho pink? Lol

Get that gearbox on and we will never mention it again  :sign0098:

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 19, 2019, 06:01:13 AM
Oh, I see. It might be it. So, throw it to the bin then...

That broken part seems to be impossible to find. Bugger...

Cant get that engine to engine bay this saturday, maybe next weeks saturday...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 20, 2019, 11:44:24 AM
Bugger, I have wrong intake manifold gaskets...

Anyhoo, started to line up and port intake... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190320/486af1e4983534ac24c5094b437857b7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190320/3cd7a16bb13c799cf87c0f52ada0d0f3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2019, 03:45:43 AM
Nope that won't fit buddy

How many different types are there?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 21, 2019, 04:05:59 AM
I reckon that these are for S4

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on March 21, 2019, 05:09:54 AM
Todays progress:

Last port done. Quite happy with this.

Engine ready!

Bugger, forgot to put this inside cause Jamie interrupted my engine assebly...

Just kidding, put engine together to match ports with intake manifolds holes...


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What did I do? Cmon Dood.

Been awake since 3 o'clock, mind whirring at a million miles, can't sleep, gf lay next to me grinding her teeth, so attractive.

So, decided to view the whole thread cover to cover....

Ace thread jarno! Just wow and wow, you got bitten by the boost bug pretty quick lol, great looking car btw. I can see why you're excited.

It's really encouraging to see all the constructive help and support from guys on here.

I'm sorry to hear for your loses, apologies for the delay, I really had no clue! (I'm always late to the party, it's what happens when I'm being a hermit that locks himself  away from the world, maybe I should change that?)

I can't offer any tech support here, it's not my area of expertise. I am to rotary engines and turbos, what Quasimodo is to modelling!! But there are a great bunch of guys around you.

I hope everything works out successfully and hope to see you have it back on the road soon, for the summer.

Keep up the good work bud........ :sign0098:

......still dunno what I did to interrupt you tho.

Trying to get another hour before the alarm annoys me.......
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 21, 2019, 05:52:30 AM
Just kidding. I forgot to put crankshaft in



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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 21, 2019, 05:57:16 AM
Yeah, these guys are amazing. They have supported and helped me and brother a lot. Couldnt do this kind of project without their help...

Car is slowly coming together. I have to hurry tho, summer is getting fast. Problem is that in mid July, car has MOT. Befora that, I have to get it running, brake in new motor, fix possible problems and later dyno. Cause I probably need dyno sheet that says it has 220 horses, not more

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 21, 2019, 06:00:37 AM
Yeah, I got bitten quite fast. Actually, at this point it was easier me for do big spec engine, than restoration. I got some used parts in good price. However, every mod will be do so that it can be change back to stock...

Thanks mate, much appreciated

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 01:05:18 PM
Finally, its back in... Now the though part. Put all back together, and try to make it run(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/36f42cf8895ddc6f29f7409073312cc9.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2019, 03:23:26 PM
Put a sock in that oil filler tube mr Marko...just incase!!!
Slow n steady mate..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2019, 03:25:01 PM
And b4 you get carried away get some hand wipes ( yes i resisted real name)and clean the engine bay/ chassis wipes whilst you have access.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 04:06:39 PM
Put a sock in that oil filler tube mr Marko...just incase!!!
Slow n steady mate..

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Yeah, thats a "where the hell is my 10mm bolt" hole

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 04:07:42 PM
And b4 you get carried away get some hand wipes ( yes i resisted real name)and clean the engine bay/ chassis wipes whilst you have access.

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Tryed already, there is so much black crap around whole engine bay...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on March 30, 2019, 04:13:31 PM
Put a sock in that oil filler tube mr Marko...just incase!!!
Slow n steady mate..

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Yeah, thats a "where the hell is my 10mm bolt" hole

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Been there! dropping bolts I mean........ Call it an opportunity to invent new swear words.

Psssst who is Mr Marko? lol

Im gonna miss that pink clutch !  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 04:22:55 PM


Put a sock in that oil filler tube mr Marko...just incase!!!
Slow n steady mate..

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Yeah, thats a "where the hell is my 10mm bolt" hole

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Been there! dropping bolts I mean........ Call it an opportunity to invent new swear words.

Psssst who is Mr Marko? lol

Im gonna miss that pink clutch !  :'( :'( :'(

I try not to drop them

Well, Casey said that I am

Pink clutch is gone

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 04:23:32 PM
Shit. Turbo wont fit with intake... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/14cce173fc6b23c8423f474517fffa29.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 04:36:23 PM
If I can move whole turbo package about 2-3cm then that stock lower water pipe would fit too... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/233aafe6ae9341ad0643255b61a0b820.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190330/8cb85f4d27290968f554eea71b53b988.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on March 30, 2019, 07:16:05 PM
Arrgggg, looks like with you should be able to grind away the alloy enough to get clearance but you will need to relocate the wiring and the heater pipe.

 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2019, 07:17:36 PM
You dont need a big turbo...just a big right foot.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 08:17:24 PM
This setup is "bolt on" for FD, but as you can see, not for FC...

I have to figure out what to do. Its obvious that turbo cant be at this position, and also wiring harness cant be either..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 08:20:05 PM
I reckon only option is to move turbo further. Cause then my lower water hose would fit too... But reposiotining harness, thats a though one

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on March 30, 2019, 08:21:51 PM
Im drunk and tired... I reckon I have to call it for today... Good thing is that engine and stuff looks quite nice even though I hate that blue..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on March 31, 2019, 08:29:11 AM
So.......Im being thick here.

Is this an FD engine in an RX7 FC, or an RX7 FC with a huge turbo with an FC engine bolted to it?

That thing will suck small mammals from the side of the road.........
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 01, 2019, 03:31:53 AM
Funny thing is that even tho that turbo seems really big, its actually quite medium size for rotarys  :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 01, 2019, 09:27:34 AM
Naturally aspirated engine !

Problem solved

Told you I was an engineer lmao !!!!  :)) :))
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 01, 2019, 05:57:52 PM
Expencive box of random stuff arrived, again... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190401/5b86a246fe2827225d86573578b5946c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 01, 2019, 06:21:35 PM
 :13: :13:

We like goodies !

Its been quiet in here past few days............. someone farted?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 05, 2019, 04:07:52 PM
After 9 years with Corolla, missus got newer car. Corolla will be missed, it was unbelievable reliable thing... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190405/f7413eb9b5c04f8fa9bb7952fd1f7324.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 05, 2019, 04:12:55 PM
 :13: :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on April 05, 2019, 07:45:54 PM
Toyota ran an advert for years saying " The car in front of you is a Toyota"

20 odd years ago I used to park my Rotarys in a warehouse that a Toyota dealer used to use.

They were forever coming down with jump packs to start these unregistered cars.

One day one just would not start, so they hitched it to another Toyota to tow it to the menders.

As the two cars rolled by me,  I told them, ahh I now understand the advert,  "The car in front of you is a Toyota" ---------------they were not amused  ;) 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 05, 2019, 07:59:52 PM
hahaha, Im not surprised...

Congrats on the 10K  :icon_thumright:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 05, 2019, 11:58:08 PM
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I miss Karhu Beer :occasion14:
The wife not so much

Was nice to kick back in sauna with a Karhu or 3
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 06, 2019, 06:51:50 AM
Yep, Karhu is the best  :great:  :occasion14:

Congrats for 10k sir  :13:

I used to drive Audis and Beemers. Repairing them all the time started to piss me off. Every time when some thing happened, or you went to MOT, it cost 1000€... Ridicilous...

We have had Toyotas 9 years now. Ok, they are not Audis and Beemers, drive like shit, cheap plastic everywhere, and so on... But they work like a  dream. Within 9 years, wifes 2002 Corolla 1,4L repair costs were less than 1000€ easily. I had that Rav4 about 5 years, repair cost were some thing like 700€ in that time period...

And ofcourse then there are running costs, taxes, fuel and so on. Toyotas are very cheap to run...  ^-^
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 12, 2019, 09:39:23 AM
Jon and Jamie, I need a favor. If you have scrapyards near you, can you check if they have Volvo heads in stock. Im interested only heads called 531 8valve and 16v from B234 engine... Im interested about price whats they worth there...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 12, 2019, 10:02:37 AM
I can certainly ask, what car did that engine come from ?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 12, 2019, 10:53:42 AM
Well, 531 were in 2 and 7 seriers. And that 16v was in 7 and 9. Volvo used them alot in different models so it needs to be checked from engine it self..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 17, 2019, 04:57:40 AM
Well, 531 were in 2 and 7 seriers. And that 16v was in 7 and 9. Volvo used them alot in different models so it needs to be checked from engine it self..

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No joys on the cylinder head so far bud, been spending my breakfast time at work taking a peek over the Internet, there's nothing at carmas or Kidderminster car dismantlers, both are local to me.

The one place probably doesn't know what a Volvo is?!?! They strip all the starter motors and alternators off the cars and put them in this huge wooden shelving system. Each shelf labelled with each car manufacturer.....

The one shelf said "RENO"  :sign0085: :dontknow: ......

I think this may represent Renault lollll

Anyway, how's the turbo install coming along, not seen you around for a while..........
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 17, 2019, 06:00:54 AM
Ok, no problemo. Im not sure how common old Volvos are in UK. But one is for sure, those parts must be much cheaper there than here...

Got my header from welder yesterday. Its not pretty but I quess it works. Waiting some stuff from ebay. I reckon I can do test fit today...

Last couple of days I have been busy because of those rotary rallycross rules. Now I can put my focus on my car. Time is running out. Rallycross season starts 10.5...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 19, 2019, 08:13:37 PM
Got my header back from welder and try fitted it. I reckon its quite good now. Enough room around it... But dunno if bonnet closes (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/2aec88496474c4d788563ab589ae7b83.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/62e75cba39130f6d993e8e680335ed7f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190419/2fa7c1e76f6928c778d8e9dc62019f48.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2019, 08:21:02 PM
That turbo is mahoosive!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 08:25:07 AM
Actually its basically same turbo that Clive has... For rotary its quite medium size... To be honest, I think its quite big too

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 01:33:07 PM
Cant get injectors to fit to new fuel rail. O rings are too tight and I think rail sits too high(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/0b7264968627db0c7ecea1843f9c33cb.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 03:01:55 PM
Now THATS a big turbo lolllll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXM7mJeDhLo
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Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 06:18:28 PM
Now THATS a big turbo lolllll

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXM7mJeDhLo
Holy hell!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 06:19:54 PM
Slow progress...

Turned turbo compression housing a little anticlockwise, so now I think bonnet closes for sure(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/058f68750bfe83afb6c746dcc0c6ce65.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/c778cc1c6d235a0807e7acaf83d13de4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/97162b2e1231492f727654f07f4d7ec9.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 06:34:17 PM
Good work Jarno,

looking forward to seeing this finished......  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 07:52:05 PM
This thing is never going to be ready

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 08:04:52 PM
Never thought I’d hear a Scandinavian man give up
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2019, 08:40:58 PM
Nah, Im not giving up. We dont give up...

This slow progress just frustrades me alot...

Still so much to do, and summer is here allready...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 08:47:38 PM
I bet,

More motivational encouragement than anything else
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 21, 2019, 11:07:03 PM
Nah, Im not giving up. We dont give up...

This slow progress just frustrades me alot...

Still so much to do, and summer is here allready...

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Better to take your time and do everything right first time. It's not a race buddy
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 21, 2019, 11:09:01 PM
a little sisu and a few karhu should be the way forward :)

Its easter.... have you had your Mämmi?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2019, 06:23:17 AM
Yep, thanks guys. Slow and steady

Abit more sisu than karhu I think is the best option...

I hate Mämmi

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 23, 2019, 03:42:19 PM
Down side of OMP, where that hose goes??? (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/046e408fb74475800110061e53e37548.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2019, 07:31:06 PM
Looks like a vent hose to me...??? 1 big pipe in 4 little 1s out...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 23, 2019, 08:00:32 PM
Well, I think it is too... Is has to be

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2019, 04:20:11 PM
I really hate that stock steering pump crap, its so ugly...

Go some part for fuel rails... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/4af1c8f0db86997021b062d860b9d4f6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190425/8290c04ad6cd848a048014f385e9da34.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on April 25, 2019, 06:22:17 PM
You can always loose it Jarno. On the orange one I've a Saxo electronic power steering pump mounted just over and in front of the antiroll bar with a switched input from the ECU so it's on at tick over and low speed but switches off at higher speed where you don't really want it. make sure you go for the one with remote reservoir as it makes mounting easier. As a bonus if you get the Saxo high pressure oil pipe with the pump it fits straight into the FC rack pipe fitting. Another way of getting rid is a electronic column modification however they're heavy beasts so no weight saving over the pump assembly the only plus is you could use a pwm output and give yourself variable steering weight. In theory It's possible you could control the pump the same way through a solid state relay however I've not tried that so couldn't comment on how successful it'd be.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2019, 07:22:00 PM
I think Ill do that next winter...

One dude here put Opel Corsa C electrical on his. That is quite common mod here for race cars...

One option is year 2002 Toyota Corollas...

But that Saxo thing is interesting. I think ill consider that one then. From what Saxo? Do you have pics?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 02:46:30 PM
Today progress

Got some part and there where Sisu box with it

Painted my old oil cooler. Looks better now

Maid coil pack stand too. I kind of like it. Its in good position, gets cold air and leads to spark plugs is short(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/33fa54f8f9cfea4b222c2b76909ca61b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/50fb9f872a5aad70651a06ed560fa6d5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/e678a9dcf42ec90bbb5c8390459f5bb3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/7259816c1e203adb2753b805afcadf6e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/974533cd614b8bcb112eb7545156f098.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 02:47:27 PM
Got fuel lines in engine bay ready too. Guite happy with this. Hopefully it wont leake... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/972620846d5367e3615584cfdf75ac26.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 02:48:56 PM
Coffee brake with some rotary stuff obviously (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190427/b789f283c30cd74f9a129f393b950e39.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 27, 2019, 02:54:29 PM
Nice Mk1 escort  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 03:17:43 PM
Nice Mk1 escort  :icon_thumleft:
Umm... Thats europes fasted rotary, Terminator racing

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 03:18:44 PM
https://youtu.be/-_2PezaU8A4

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 27, 2019, 06:57:00 PM
Lol helloooooooooo haha,

Great video bud, just sat in the bath with the Mrs drinking wine for an hour, snook into bed and watched that.

Good to see you cracking on with it. Surely you can't have much left to do........

And the English is good, understood every word  :icon_thumleft:  :icon_thumleft:

My Mrs said you sound like mika haikkonen........ Lol she loves formula one...... She will understand that stadium super trucks Is the future one day
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 07:37:17 PM


Lol helloooooooooo haha,

Great video bud, just sat in the bath with the Mrs drinking wine for an hour, snook into bed and watched that.

Good to see you cracking on with it. Surely you can't have much left to do........

And the English is good, understood every word  :icon_thumleft:  :icon_thumleft:

My Mrs said you sound like mika haikkonen........ Lol she loves formula one...... She will understand that stadium super trucks Is the future one day

Thanks Mate

 I got quite a lot done today. So Im quite happy with that...

Well, there is not that much to do I quess. But I have to plan, wait parts, plan again, and so on. Im just winging it as I go...

My english... Umm.. I quess I manage somehow

Oh. Thats funny. Say to her that F1 is for p***ies, true men rallycrosses

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 27, 2019, 07:48:24 PM
I tell her it’s crap, but at least it’s motorsport, beats needlework lol
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2019, 08:04:17 PM
Well, thats true for sure

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 27, 2019, 09:44:22 PM
Are you related to the guy who does the hydraulic press channel?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 28, 2019, 06:59:03 AM
Are you related to the guy who does the hydraulic press channel?

Umm... What???  :smiley_confused1:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 29, 2019, 01:49:15 AM
Are you related to the guy who does the hydraulic press channel?

Umm... What???  :smiley_confused1:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydraulic_Press_Channel

An example
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd2cGg77468
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 29, 2019, 06:15:47 AM
 :)) :hee20hee20hee:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 29, 2019, 10:29:22 AM
Soooo, some have asked(mostly female) me about color choise of my engine bay...

Well, answer isnt that simple. I tryed that one red color but that failed. And I realized that I wont want to do that, many have painted their engine red...

I figured that I wanted to do something different. Blue was choosen cause of those few components. Then I realized that bronze looks good with blue. And most parts are brushed aluminium and silver anyways...

We chatted in out RotaryGarage crew lots of different color scenes just for fun. I realized that I havent seen much engine bays done in Steampunk theme. And I like that stuff... So, there you go

I didnt want to just paint stuff to silver. I wanted to show that parts really are hand polished and there is some effort done to them. Hopefully it comes together and looks good... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190429/4e154e3334bf172476633d277771099b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 30, 2019, 04:05:55 PM
Todays progress...

Got my AN oil feeds. Local guy did them for me. Some fittings are too thight tho. Return from turbo to engine was really tight fit with these components. And about 5 cm too short, thats my bad...

Exhaust manifold is wrapped. Oil cooler is on its places. Even got radiator fitted to its original position. However, screamer pipe wont fit... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/b3c97430c29edf9aa833c4cb48b1c1e0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/a2de16dbffd44efd011f7ba6e27ff88b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/e88aeada20d2af7ef9726fd74a3c2c2d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/2ddfcb2048f7f76f617477b9d187b432.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/0fa6d6d61d2efddf93d733e5c6138ccd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/c978d13ab39415ffecc13cc3ab25179b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190430/8081f88cfd3122ad65cfcbab8c30657d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on April 30, 2019, 04:21:37 PM
Progress is progress Jarno,

keep up the good work !
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on April 30, 2019, 07:39:56 PM
Thanks mate

Oh, and my fmic wont fit. Its FD version so its too big. So now I have to figure out that thing too

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2019, 08:03:46 PM
Keep it up mate ...getting there...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: kev-yorks on May 01, 2019, 10:04:07 AM
What's your manifold made of Jarno, from experience if driving hard wrapping the manifold isn't a good move as it holds too much heat there leading to failure. I normally coat and heatshield only pre-turbo and then wrap post turbo on the downpipe.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 01, 2019, 11:53:29 AM


What's your manifold made of Jarno, from experience if driving hard wrapping the manifold isn't a good move as it holds too much heat there leading to failure. I normally coat and heatshield only pre-turbo and then wrap post turbo on the downpipe.

Its "black" water line pipe. Really hard and thick wall stuff. I think its 3mm. Some local guys here uses it alot. Cheap, and tough.

Well, yesterday when I run out off that new wrapping, I thought I could do "half warp" to manifold. This manifold was used and made by my friend and it was ok. He used it about year. However, my biggest consern is how to flush hot air out of the engine bay...

Do you have pics from yours?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 04, 2019, 06:57:34 AM
I was a bit bored at work yesterday so I made a built sheet of my car:

-Oem/Mazda gaskets and seals

-RX-8 LP E-shaft
-RX-8 HP gearings
-racing bearings
-Mazdatrix thermal pellet
-FD oil regulator
-5mm Baffle plate
-EGR block off

-Pineapple racing bridge port with larger primarys
-Pineapple racing EP4 exhaust port, modified to 4 mm wider, opens and closes faster
-Ported and polished intakes

-Turbosmart Boost Tee
-Turbosmart FPR 800 fuel pressure regulator
-Turbosmart Vee Port Pro blow off valve
-Greddy intake elbow
-FMIC, Greddy copy, Spec LS

- 2 x  EV14 957cc injectors
- 2 x  EV14 1300cc injectors
- 4 x  IGN-A1 coils (same as AEM without sticker)
-Fuel pressure sensor for ecu
-RaceWorks ”bolt on” fuel rails

-Switcher S300 hybrid with 60mm/68mm 1.16ar
-Custom header with massive screamer pipe
-60mm Tial wastegate

-Aeromotive A750 fuel pump
-Surge tank

-Extremeclutch KMZ24004-1B (Stage 4/670nm)

-Adaptronic PnP

Thats basically it. Ofcourse list doesent have all the little stuff, and its still not ready...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 07, 2019, 09:00:10 AM
Time is running out...

Well, yesterday I hadnt had time much for FC. I hade to make my campervan ready for weekend...

But I had some time. To realize that stock radiator and cooler I have, wont fit. Like, no way to go with these...

Also, I have to pull apart fuel rails. I dont like how they fit with injectors. Bolt on parts, my arse...

One step forward, two step back

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2019, 09:50:00 AM
Rome wasnt built in a day mate...right first time policy...
Youve got a camper van ?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on May 07, 2019, 09:53:01 AM
Rome wasnt built in a day mate...right first time policy...
Youve got a camper van ?

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Swap the VW engine out for a Subaru Flat 4

I heard those Subarus make good cars ya know lolllllllllll
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2019, 10:03:02 AM
Im interested to know what camper hes got..i bet its got a big fridge for all the beer...
Mazda Bongo?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on May 07, 2019, 10:08:40 AM
.... this is on his FB page lolllll  joking
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 07, 2019, 01:13:09 PM
I have - 97 Fiat Ducato based short Euramobile.

Got it last august. Realized that I have to have one cause, last year we, me and bro travelled quite abit in rallycrosses, and sometime we had kids with us

And yes, there is decent amount of space for beer

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on May 22, 2019, 09:58:37 PM
Jarno where are you?...
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 23, 2019, 05:48:14 AM
Im here, just been really busy...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on May 23, 2019, 06:12:30 AM
He's alive !

Hey bud  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on May 23, 2019, 07:46:08 AM
Yep... Rallycross season takes all my spare time now... I can continue car build when I have summer vacation. Starts June, two weeks

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2019, 03:56:28 PM
Long time since I made progress in my car. Take two days to figure out and build fuel system. Needs electrics tho. And some clean up...

Desided to put tuning sticker there. But then I realized that I need Essexrotary, MRC and MazdaRotaryParts stickers too! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190605/b5aca0bcd815ab3ee1bf59d000ce8574.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190605/b17047f8ea8197f48ae420d04b191022.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 05, 2019, 03:59:16 PM
Looks very professional Jarno...good job!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 05, 2019, 04:10:08 PM
O0o0o0o0oo0 Shiny parts......

......... hey Jarno? is that pink?
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 05, 2019, 04:12:27 PM
I have some Racing Beat Europe stickers from my last order off Clive that I can send you.

Im a longgggggg way off from using them and I need to order a load more parts off Clive before I start my final build up.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2019, 04:31:12 PM
Looks very professional Jarno...good job!

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Im quite happy with that... And everything is possible to convert back to stock if needed

Did you see that video message, what I replied to your and Jamies video?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2019, 04:31:55 PM
O0o0o0o0oo0 Shiny parts......

......... hey Jarno? is that pink?
Yeah, shiny... No, its not, you bastard

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2019, 04:32:49 PM
@Clive and @Aston, send me stickers!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 05, 2019, 04:40:18 PM
Looks very professional Jarno...good job!

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Im quite happy with that... And everything is possible to convert back to stock if needed

Did you see that video message, what I replied to your and Jamies video?

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Jon's not on facebook so difficult to show him bud, but if Jon goes to Beaulieu, I can show him on my phone  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2019, 04:49:31 PM
Looks very professional Jarno...good job!

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Im quite happy with that... And everything is possible to convert back to stock if needed

Did you see that video message, what I replied to your and Jamies video?

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Jon's not on facebook so difficult to show him bud, but if Jon goes to Beaulieu, I can show him on my phone  :icon_thumleft:
His wife and I are friends, so his should be able to see that from there

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 12:11:16 PM
Rear wiring done... Hopefully its ok... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/da3f2f6536cf2f2a6d85aa590c5fc489.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/144af485fca698cbb02a0022ac13569d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/6410c7e33e8c51c6525e700e274c92d3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190606/682bca46270d97024b4ea568dee8f169.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 06, 2019, 01:37:08 PM
Very neat and accessible Jarno  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 03:43:15 PM
So, tryed to test system, electrics on, nothing happened. Fuel pumps didnt turn on. But buzzer started to scream in dash board...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 03:50:43 PM
Pump only primes for a second in position 2 on pretty much all petrol mazdas..have to be cranking for pumps to run. If youve piggyback tank pump to aftermarket pump this should prime but only for a second.
Whats triggering the relay?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 03:52:22 PM
I dont see a fuse for the aftermarket pump Jarno? Is it elswhere on the powerfeed to extra relay?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 04:32:48 PM


Pump only primes for a second in position 2 on pretty much all petrol mazdas..have to be cranking for pumps to run. If youve piggyback tank pump to aftermarket pump this should prime but only for a second.
Whats triggering the relay?

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Bugger...

Relay is wired from stock harnes, tricker wire...

So I have to force pumps to build up pressure somehow...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 04:34:35 PM
I dont see a fuse for the aftermarket pump Jarno? Is it elswhere on the powerfeed to extra relay?

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Fuse is near battery. Aftermarket pump gets power directly from battery. Only tricker wire is robbed from stock harness

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 04:35:35 PM
Yep...fairly easy..in fuse box remove fuel pump relay and bridge with a suitable guage piece of wire...let the pumps run for a few seconds to prime and pressure fuel lines. Ideally lift pump first then main pump...you got a swirl pot?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 04:36:04 PM
I dont see a fuse for the aftermarket pump Jarno? Is it elswhere on the powerfeed to extra relay?

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Fuse is near battery. Aftermarket pump gets power directly from battery. Only tricker wire is robbed from stock harness

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Thats fine then...just checking fused.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 04:41:33 PM
I see the swirl pot with adaptronic sticker on....hopefully no leaks or stickers gonna ruined....
Ideally prime swirlpot system first by pulling aftermarket fuel pump fuse...then prime aftermarket main pump...once swirl pot fuel full can prime and run together.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 07:04:42 PM
I see the swirl pot with adaptronic sticker on....hopefully no leaks or stickers gonna ruined....
Ideally prime swirlpot system first by pulling aftermarket fuel pump fuse...then prime aftermarket main pump...once swirl pot fuel full can prime and run together.

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Well, doesent matter yet, either one of those pumps dont pump

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 06, 2019, 07:37:44 PM
Well, I have to figure out how to prime full system. Maybe force pumps to pump...

I want to check all leaks before I put UIM and all that crap on. After that its difficult to see if fuel rails leak...

Just cant understand why that buzzer goes off...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2019, 08:16:05 PM
Just bridge the fuel pump relay mate with ignition on.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 12:10:44 PM
Seems to be my only option., force those pumps on and pressurize system...

I have tryed to figure out 3 hours what cause that buzzer to go off and why fuel system wont work...

There is fuel pressure check plug that when you jump wire it, it should overwritr system and allow pump to build up pressure. Did that too, nothing...

Jon, take immidiately flight to here to help me out

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 12:19:25 PM
The buzzer could be door open, low coolant etc, there 2 on the fd that are annoying. The most annoying being key in ignition but door open. Shut door goes off.
Piccy of fuse box with relay removed and piccy of pins on relay i can tell you which 2 pins to bridge to get pumps running.
But they should prime in position 2, as your using tank fuel pump feed to be aftermarket fp relay trigger they both should prime.
Check the fuse mate.
( having never been under bonnet of fc im assuming the pos 2 prime is just any other mazda ive worked on).

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 12:23:06 PM
You got 2 fuses to check...
Fuel pump fuse..this is the power to fuel pump.
But youll have another which will be after ignition realy eng cont or summit which will be power to trigger fuel pump relay.
Fuses will only be blown if youve done a whoopsie....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 01:34:48 PM
Thanks mate. Ill try ti figure that out. Frustrades alot... My car electrician friend comes later to chech it out...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 01:35:43 PM
Fingers x prob summit simple.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 08:13:15 PM
So, after long day...

I jump wired fuel pumps to force pump. They work just fine...

Got fuel lines pressurized. Some leaks at 2 bar...

My fuel pressure regulators npt adapters leaks alot...

Got my electics friend to come to see. Im a fuc**ng moron!

 Didnt realize that there is two ground wires in wiring loom at engine bay. So, we put those on. And both pumps started to scream and pumped ALOT fuel to engine bay... Cause FPR wasnt on..

So, after that. We got whole system pressurized. Got fuel pressure up to 4,5 bar when one injector started popped out and started to leak. Remember, this fuel rail system suppose to be bolt on, but it sits about 10mm too high...

Im tired, frustraded and drunk... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/180241b381f3179bd89e623732f3a04b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190607/3bca111bc2296226c71b3234bff51f65.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 08:23:07 PM
Blimey porn....

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 08:35:11 PM
Why those pics are up side down?

Porn!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 07, 2019, 08:42:17 PM
Oh my days would you looka tha
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 08:58:59 PM
Why tha f*** I broke working car...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 08:59:40 PM
Is this MRC or Grinder?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 09:20:05 PM
Umm, what is Grinder?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2019, 09:21:53 PM
Its a uk gay porn site buddy...youd get some hits with those pics you sexy beast!! 

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 07, 2019, 10:01:13 PM
Its a uk gay porn site buddy...youd get some hits with those pics you sexy beast!! 

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Oh for f**k sake mate

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: rote8 on June 08, 2019, 09:13:07 AM
Best not to ask how Jon knows about gay porn sites :nono: :dontknow: :)).
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2019, 09:15:22 AM
Asking for a friend....
Hows the head Jarno...?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 08, 2019, 09:18:01 AM
I didnt comment becuase Im not homophobic ............. I love houses!
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 08, 2019, 09:30:27 AM
Asking for a friend....
Hows the head Jarno...?

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Hope ya not asking for me bud lol
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: rote8 on June 08, 2019, 06:17:33 PM
I didnt comment becuase Im not homophobic ............. I love houses!

 ;D ;D and sorry to hijack Jarno's thread with my inane attempt at humour.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 08, 2019, 06:18:58 PM
Wasn’t calling you homophobic ole bean  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2019, 08:12:23 PM
Where is stud muffin today?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 09, 2019, 06:51:59 AM
Asking for a friend....
Hows the head Jarno...?

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Actually, not too bad hangover  :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2019, 10:36:56 AM
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 10, 2019, 12:07:29 PM
viva la pinkage !
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2019, 12:08:44 PM
I spy an Exedy on/off clutch.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2019, 12:56:47 PM
viva la pinkage !
That is just for you

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2019, 12:59:39 PM
I spy an Exedy on/off clutch.

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Wrong... Extremeclutch Stage 4, 640NM   torque handling capability. I can do cluch bombs, and it should take it

It should be ok in cruising. Friend has similar Stage 3 in his 450HP FD. Thats why I choose this one

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2019, 01:03:17 PM
Make sure you push outside when first using that clutch...if its a fierce as mine...on off switch...you need to get used to it....not enough revs stall...loads of revs to pull away clean...and its very grabby so hillstart clutch control is a nightmare...on the road i leave a gap to the car in front..as tends to woohoo were off passenger.
That said hook up on boost is awesome and once outta 1st all gears lovelly.


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2019, 01:05:22 PM
Think mines stage 3...mind you old design so if yours is a new 1 maybe gentler.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2019, 02:07:02 PM
Dunno for sure ofcourse. Now, when I tested it clutch paddle feels light and soft... Seems like it graps quite early... Lets see what happens

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2019, 02:12:51 PM
Massive fuel leak had one good thing. That stupid ford blue color faided abit and now it looks weared. I kinda like it now

Unnessesary crap... Dunno if I need them tho


Fuel leaks are sorted. I dropped lower rail about 10mm and higher about 5mm. Lower was easy, just made new holes to bracket. Higher, well after long thinking, I get my angle grinder and cutted little pieces off from stock intake
Pressurised whole system to 5bar, no leaks...

Intake is on. Quite happy how it looks...

Tested turbo hat too, to its place, not my head this time
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on June 10, 2019, 02:59:51 PM
Some good progress then Jarno, loving the clutch colour too  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 21, 2019, 08:17:48 PM
Started to put intake stuff on. Just no room for them. Started to piss me off

Put water pump on. Omp on the way. Strugled to get on position. Really pissed off

Cant find my alternator and water pump front. Really really pissed off

Wrong water pump gasget..  Started to drink...

Now wasted and really pissed off. Really frustrading... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/1286c1e675b5662d1576f8d6d1abba28.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190621/2592c2fd8ecb582f73a5cc6d8ad6bf16.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2019, 08:30:05 PM
Looking fantastic mate....
Step back breath....reapply.

And...no drinking...only a silly mistake as pissed and bang bang or you have an accident....i stuck a drill bit through my hand working on a car after a few carlsbergs...
Probably not the silliest thing i done but up there...
Take your time and enjoy it.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2019, 08:36:15 PM
And please dont take your clothes off mate....im scared for life ha ha.

Seriously take your time dont rush...
It will be done when done and youll be cruising along with your daughter in the passenger seat saying i built this.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 21, 2019, 08:49:27 PM


Looking fantastic mate....
Step back breath....reapply.

And...no drinking...only a silly mistake as pissed and bang bang or you have an accident....i stuck a drill bit through my hand working on a car after a few carlsbergs...
Probably not the silliest thing i done but up there...
Take your time and enjoy it.

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I guess it looks ok. But...

Really really frustrades me cause Im really behind my time frame...

Trying not to drink while doing car. But, tell you the truth, this build really pisses me off allready. Dont want to rush, but doing something out of my comfort zone, that really stresses me..

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 21, 2019, 08:51:55 PM


And please dont take your clothes off mate....im scared for life ha ha.

Seriously take your time dont rush...
It will be done when done and youll be cruising along with your daughter in the passenger seat saying i built this.

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Umm... What... Clothes off? when I have done that?

Im really trying to consentrate to this thing. Dont want to rush. But, as I have said, one step forward, two steps back...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2019, 08:53:05 PM
I know big challenge, it aint easy learnt alot doing Westy, few things never done before.
Roller Coaster ride...
Stand back and look at that engine bay...looks the mutts nuts!!!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2019, 08:57:13 PM
Just reminded me when i rebuilt axle...i put new half shaft bearings in backwards...
When i drove down the road...all the oil came out...i left that bit off forum...
Then i had to buy new bearings and pull the half shafts and do it all again...


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 21, 2019, 09:48:05 PM
Cmon jarno,

Rome wasn't built in a day.

You have a great basis to start with, and that engine looks superb!

Everyone takes backward steps, I know I have, I'm cutting up my exhaust and doing it diff, cutting up the floor again, need a new sub frame for my new rad.

There's no shame.

Like Jon said, just take your time and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on June 22, 2019, 09:02:46 AM
Getting there Jarno   :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 23, 2019, 06:38:35 AM
Thanks fellas  :great: I reckon I need a little kick in the blums...  :))

Yeah, Im quite happy how that engine looks. But still...

Stupid bolt on parts :D

Really trying to keep my focus on. Never doing this size built ever again...  :)) Until I find a good chassis for my 12A  :sign0085:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 23, 2019, 10:26:47 AM
We all have our down days bud.

If it was easy, everyone could do it.

Keep plugging away, it will all come good in the end.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 24, 2019, 07:55:42 AM
Still trying to figure out what radiator to get. Actually, first I should figure out if Im doing V mount or not.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 27, 2019, 04:03:17 PM
Started to put intake piping on. Cant figure out best way to put it... Didnt have enough piping and stuff so started to do other stuff..

Putted all pulleys on. And alternator...

FPR position started to piss me off, so I changed it. And modified fuel lines...

Then I realized that I can do hoses abit different way. So I tryed that. Can anyone figure that out?

I think it looks quite ok, for my theme

Anyhoo, all that vacuum and other hoses gives me hard time. Seems that I have missplaced my Haynes manual, cant find it in this chaos (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190627/f5da519af7db2ed987932166fbdbbb69.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190627/8a34532bf1d9975b8bb1fa04958270a6.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 27, 2019, 04:17:36 PM
Looks ace Jarno

Fire it up !
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 27, 2019, 04:22:22 PM
Thanks mate.

Unfortunately, not even close to fire it up...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 27, 2019, 07:47:27 PM
Also today, I finally desided NOT to go with watermeth injection system. Yet.

 I dont want to push this engine too far. Boost will be set to 1,3bar max and rev limiter to 7800-8000.

I reckon it should make around 460 horses still, torque would be in 520nm range.

This pic is from that friend that I purchased that turbo, manifild and wastegate. However, manifold is now modified, I have different kind of intake ports, a bit smaller maybe. FDs throttlebody is better than my FCs. And my exhaust ports are bigger than his. So result is anyones quess... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190627/f11e1e6b635b9b2e4776c63cdf8ba903.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 27, 2019, 09:12:09 PM
You may as well be talking Russian bud... Watermethyhratedfertilizersodiumbicarbonate.

No clue.

Get it running then play.....

It's gonna be quick regardless, and dont forget, no point having crazy hp if all your going to do is spin the wheels.

The only people who should spin wheels are DJ's
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 07:16:23 AM
LOl

True, those stuff are nonsense to me too  :))

Well, good point mate. Currently running 215 tyres so Im quessing that they wont give me traction  ;)

Weird thing is that I dont like that wheel blingbling. So I even dont know what kind off wheels to get. Few of my friends have some nice ones on sale tho. One of my friends have awesome looking and I really do like them. But they have 245s and his 420 horsepower FD smokes them. So, my with more power would get no traction with those...

But one thing is for sure, Im am NOT putting 3k € for wheels!
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on June 28, 2019, 08:28:01 AM
lol do what I did then

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/

I bought some 17" steels same measurements as Rx8 alloys with all the clearances for like £70 - £80 per wheel.

Then just put the money into the tyres lol

https://www.oponeo.co.uk/steel-wheel/magnetto-wheels-mw-r1-1885#20752647

http://www.northhantstyres.com/steel-wheel-range.html

You wanted steam punk ! lol
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 12:51:07 PM
Those would be FABOLOUS

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on June 28, 2019, 01:18:22 PM
Jarno,

Lets try and help to get you up n running.

For your vacuum lines,  now you are proper single Turbo you really only need a vac line to the FPR and a 10mm feed to the servo.

For inter-cooler V mount is best, for 2 reasons, 1, each "radiator" gets its own clean flow of air and 2 the pipes going onto the inter-cooler will be shorter which helps turbo lag.

For the water rad you can lay it down at 15 to 20 degrees and it will work OK.


Make sure to fit an undertray with a few 50 mm holes underneath the rad. 

Back to tuning, forget water meth unless you want crazy boost as this is just more headaches for you, plus its worth knowing I dont even bother with this on the race car.

As for boost and power, just get the thing running and mapped to 0.9 or 1 bar of boost first, bigger power can come later.

To give you an idea, with the race car with the engine that's in the car, we started at 380bhp then as things got sorted, worked our way to 470bhp  :)         
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 03:40:01 PM


Jarno,

Lets try and help to get you up n running.

For your vacuum lines,  now you are proper single Turbo you really only need a vac line to the FPR and a 10mm feed to the servo.

For inter-cooler V mount is best, for 2 reasons, 1, each "radiator" gets its own clean flow of air and 2 the pipes going onto the inter-cooler will be shorter which helps turbo lag.

For the water rad you can lay it down at 15 to 20 degrees and it will work OK.


Make sure to fit an undertray with a few 50 mm holes underneath the rad. 

Back to tuning, forget water meth unless you want crazy boost as this is just more headaches for you, plus its worth knowing I dont even bother with this on the race car.

As for boost and power, just get the thing running and mapped to 0.9 or 1 bar of boost first, bigger power can come later.

To give you an idea, with the race car with the engine that's in the car, we started at 380bhp then as things got sorted, worked our way to 470bhp  :)       

Thank you sir for help. Much appreciated

All turbo and fpr lines are almost done. Just needs to be placed. Engines hoses gives me hard time tho

For v mount, im not sure do I have enough room for cooler. Turbos position make that area very narrow. And it doesent have piping and and aircone on it yet...

Choosing radiator is difficult too. Hopefully I can figure out that soon. I reckon I will get Koyo aftermarket rad for stock position. And big fan too..

Ill be getting one cooler from brother so I can do some measurements...

I will be putting some aluminium sheets to force air into cooling, no matter which system I choose to do

As for tuning, my engines brake inn will be really carefull. As for final tune, it depends engines charasteristics basically. Dont want to "force" it to make power if she dont want to. Its a cruiser afterall


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 05:32:31 PM
Started with 380 and now got 470???

 Damn, thats lot! Cause our turbos are basically same. In theory, I would have to push boost above 1,3bar to get that power... And you are running 1,3 bar too?

And yours is street ported right? I have basic BridgePort. I think I have bigger exhaust ports tho...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on June 28, 2019, 07:42:34 PM
Started with 380 and now got 470???

 Damn, thats lot! Cause our turbos are basically same. In theory, I would have to push boost above 1,3bar to get that power... And you are running 1,3 bar too?

And yours is street ported right? I have basic BridgePort. I think I have bigger exhaust ports tho...

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Yep, No Brap Street Port,  Huge primary's though  ;)   470 BHP @ 1 Bar, the last Dyno sheet is in my race car thread.

I have some sort of boost / misfire so once the cars up n running again its going on the Dyno again and hopefully I will come away this time the wrong side of 500  ;)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 08:10:01 PM


Started with 380 and now got 470???

 Damn, thats lot! Cause our turbos are basically same. In theory, I would have to push boost above 1,3bar to get that power... And you are running 1,3 bar too?

And yours is street ported right? I have basic BridgePort. I think I have bigger exhaust ports tho...

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Yep, No Brap Street Port,  Huge primary's though  ;)   470 BHP @ 1 Bar, the last Dyno sheet is in my race car thread.

I have some sort of boost / misfire so once the cars up n running again its going on the Dyno again and hopefully I will come away this time the wrong side of 500  ;)

Huge primarys? Umm, why? Mid range grunt? 

My secondarys are basic BP, only eyebrow is a bit wider. But port it self is basic stuff, from Pineapple template. Secondary is quite big too, but closing side is moved later. Hoped to smoot out transition from primary to secondary, even overlap might be bigger...

1 bar??? 470 @ 1bar is a lot from any streetport! Does your turbo still make power in higher revs or does it drop? Cause it means that your turbo is some weird hybrid

Mine is hybrid but its on its limits in 530 range. So I have no reason to rev my engine because of my turbo I reckon it would be able to make around 550 range at really high revs and like 1,6 bar boost tho, but thats really pushing that turbo too far, not to mention engine...

What coils you have? Friends here have notised that only good coils, that dont cost massive amount, is IGN1A that basiacally is same as AEM coils...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2019, 08:11:44 PM
Good street port can do same as BP, but its much more difficult to do and measure in to correct position. Initialy I wanted to do that too, but then desided to do BP, didnt trust my self

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2019, 01:38:19 PM
When in Spain.....Jarno(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190701/6d54c1122a8e53933935ee6aab80e514.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2019, 07:37:33 AM
Empty cans  :))
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 06, 2019, 03:40:58 AM
Well, its Sevens day. Starting my camper and heading my way up to Jyväskylä to our meet. Its going to be epic even tho some Sevens are missing, including my own...  :(

Keep posted, Ill be putting some pics  :great:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Casey on July 06, 2019, 08:02:38 AM
Have a great time Jarno. I foresee many more empty cans  ;)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 16, 2019, 05:42:01 PM
Still waiting some parts to arrive...

All stock wiring is on. Some new hoses are in. Still much to do...

Finally got rid off stock exhaust. Was abit strugle. Started to do new exhaust. Downpipe is really close to intake. But then it clears nicely and I can use stock heat shields. Down pipes is lined up that I can put that big muffler to cats position.

Then I plan to cross it over to right side. I still have to figure out where to fit one extra muffler, cause two isnt enough I reckon. One big one goes to rear. And no, im not doing dual exhaust... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190716/058c7f9d089e4d382c7153ca62522e9c.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on July 23, 2019, 08:01:15 PM
All stock wires are on place. Damn what a job was that. Cutted some unnecessary stuff off.

First part of exhaust is on too, down pipe. Goes reallt close to intake. But I dont modify it now. Have to figure out some shield to it(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190723/48cab493802126e12a3287db070179bc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190723/35d3a4a39051b7180c71752e76862e8b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on July 23, 2019, 09:50:26 PM
Looking good jarno, another step forward  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on July 24, 2019, 07:06:05 PM
Nest exhaust wrap mate...i got in right mess doing mine and cut myself to pieces on st/st cable ties.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 03, 2019, 03:39:24 PM
Strugling to have motivation and parts...

Finally got Koyo rad and installed it. It has 16" fan now too. For long time I wondered if I would go with two little fans. But size of that rad forsed me to use one. Using two fans, I would have to made frame for them, both abit side ways, like v, to get them fit.

I have no room. Ill have to figure out where to dirrect that screamer pipe from wastegate out. Only optio is down, between frame and radiator. And still I have to hammer that pipe flat to fit...

I really dont want to cut anything. Even little modifying from inside of bumper gives me no no feeling...

Biggest problem is cooler and piping for and from it. I have no room. I have two options: try small one to fit in front of radiator. Problem in this is piping. I have no idea where to get those pipings in front. Second option is to get bigger cooler to some how fit under radiator, almost flat position. Problem here is, I dont know if there is enough room for it. It would act like "hit shield"  tho. (dunno english name for it, but that armor plate that protects engine from underneath))

One thing is for sure tho, I have to put battery in to boot... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190803/ca168e23a6ad3b896eee2450cf3fa439.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190803/d5e11bbf235fb87ac5e70510399c1d71.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on August 03, 2019, 03:42:13 PM
Look good tho Jarno !!

I think the item your referring to may be called a sump guard, they use it in rallying to stop the ssump crashing into rocks when the suspension bottoms out
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 03, 2019, 04:48:55 PM
Looking very tight there mate for an Intercooler..have a look at other set ups for ideas where to mount.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 04, 2019, 07:13:11 AM
Yes mate, sump guard

Well, I have tryed to figure out every possible layout for intercooler. Every setup gives me obsticle at some point. I cant understand how people can do this Tetris as I dont want to gut anything off

I might have to change those stock rad mounts and do my own so I can change rads position and angle abit...

Got idea for watercoolant upper neck. I made it my self. Lets see if its ok

I reckon that I really have to relocate battery. Cause I need space for new electrics for fan and new coils. Relays and stuff...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 04, 2019, 07:29:24 AM
battery should be fairly straight forward mate. get down a car breakers, (car recycling plant) and find and old bmw...with battery in boot. and pull out the power cable from rear to bonnet. you ideally need to fuse but you can get battery post fused terminals. get the earth strap too of the battery and earth down in the boot.
IC if you can lay the rad down flatter youll have room on top for a IC. My koyo rad is almost flat and still works very well.
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2019, 06:48:17 PM
Still dont know how to fit that rad and cooler...

Really dont want to move that battery to back but I quess its my only option. Wiring isnt a problem, I just dont want to do it

Today got upper neck for water pump done. Its not pretty but I quess it works (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/ad74fcc988eb49f64843cbc46f43c515.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/8bf654f5387676b4435e12b548115514.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190806/d9d012e66bf6232f2f2ff34b76353a28.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2019, 10:55:45 AM
gotta lay that rad flat and custom mount some bracket and the in/out pipes..then youll have room on top for the ic. :13:

you can do it. 8)
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on August 07, 2019, 11:38:31 AM
gotta lay that rad flat and custom mount some bracket and the in/out pipes..then youll have room on top for the ic. :13:

you can do it. 8)

Jon's right Jarno, V mount just like I have on the race car as this also stops the  water radiator making the intercooler hot.

I know its more work but you will be much happier with the end result.

 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2019, 04:04:54 PM
Yes, that is true.

 But somehow I dont have room for v mount. My little cooler wont fit top. Well, it fits, but anything else wont, like piping.

This thing really confuses me. When you google v mount for FC, everyone has lots of room. I dont get it

Yeah, fabrication for mounts isnt a problem. Mounting these are

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2019, 04:07:29 PM
One thing is that, I havent got alu welder near me. Atleast one that I cant trust.

And I really dont want to cut that new rad. Especially lower hose is on the way.


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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on August 07, 2019, 04:41:26 PM
Yo!

Do0d, im not even gonna try and be an armchair engineer or keyboard warrior and tell you this is easy coz
1, ive never done it either
2, im not stood in front of your car,

Ive just had a quick google myself and im not 100% sure, but isn't it as simple as leaning the rad back instead of forward like the pics below and plonking the IC on top???

 :dontknow:

Wished you live closer I could have blobbed some weld on for you.....

Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on August 07, 2019, 04:42:41 PM
That battery def gotta go
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2019, 06:10:12 PM
yep Jamie's photos great . Gotta copy the pics, else your into front mount both require fab work. :P
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2019, 06:20:07 AM
Both of those pics have rad necks modified... bugger

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2019, 07:12:22 AM
I was looking  at that too...is there any cross over between fc and fd to use the fd coolant tower ? 

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2019, 09:04:43 AM
I think it needs FD water pump then.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on August 08, 2019, 09:25:10 AM
Morning Chaps,

Jarno Ive been looking at your previous pics and made an assumption that you shouldn't need to cut your rad.

Rather than just lean it back, just turn it 180 and then lean it towards the engine, the filler cap should then still point upwards. Admittedly, youll have a longggggg top hose, but is that so bad?

The rad and/or fan shouldn't care which way the air flows through it, the rotation of the fan can be reversed to push instead of pull if needed.

Ive really crudely mocked up a couple of images for clarity.

For reference the 4 items are engine, turbo, rad with filler neck and top hose and the intercooler.

Dunno if it will all work, but for the sake of 30 mins in ya engine bay dismantling things and roughly positioning stuff in place its worth a shot
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 09, 2019, 06:29:13 AM
Oh for f sake, why I didnt realize that

Thats really good option, thanks mate!

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 09, 2019, 06:32:38 AM
I might have to change fans position tho. If its on front side of rad, blades might hit rad...

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 09, 2019, 06:50:53 AM
Your fan may be dual purpose push and pull...( behind rad pulls air through, infront pushair through respective to position for airflow). Which means you can in v mount position lay rad virtually flat with rad fan on top pushing through. Its how ive done mine  i bought a specific push rad but some are dual.
Only issue i see is bleeding the system with your rad cap low...but you could fit an unsprung cap on your rad and use a smallee expansion vessel up higher.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: Jamie R on August 09, 2019, 08:22:34 AM
Oh for f sake, why I didnt realize that

Thats really good option, thanks mate!

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We can all be guilty of overlooking the obvious sometimes.
Im glad you said "option" coz that's all it is, I cant guarantee its a solution.

You can get some real tight 180 degree silicone hoses to get those pipes routing back to the water pump if that helps.

Keep us updated on the progress Jarno  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 09, 2019, 08:35:03 AM
Thats what i done mate...standard rx8 r3 koyo rad...mounted upside down backwards..got some 90 deg alloy pipes and silicone joiners and a long straight of alloy pipe and all connected up. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190809/e6f01cb518f4c0165f8003d9f40adf91.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2019, 10:57:20 AM
Made sub wire harness yesterday. This has new wirings from ecu for coils, fan, oil pressure and fuel pressure. Also 2 extra wires if needed(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190815/fda849344e57d1c609b3ca4382d7fefb.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2019, 01:11:07 PM
Very nice mate, good your monitoring fuel pressure and great 2 spare cores for updates or repairs.

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2019, 02:01:41 PM
Yep, electical fuel pressure monitoring was basically only option for me. One thing to make sure engine stays safe, hopefully

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2019, 02:38:03 PM
Yep i would the same...Ive a fuel pressure gauge in Westy...been instrumental in fault diagnosis.
With boosted rotaries being so vunerable to lean conditions defo a great idea....is that going into adaptronic ecu or a light on dash?

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2019, 04:53:00 PM
Ecu will cut off. Cause if something happens, driver is just too slow to react.

 From the start, when I desided what ecu to use, I planned that Adaptronic will monitor all the critical stuff. Fact is that if anything happens, you just cant react fast enough. Same thing with oil and water pressure and temperatures. Damn sensors cost roughly 100€ each and I have several

Ecu will have straight connect to wind band Lambda also. Intake air temperature, exhaust temperature and back pressure will be monitored too.

My plan is to keep drivers are clean and stock. Only lambda, boost and water temp has gauges. Later, my plan is to connect small Windows Tablet to ecu and mount that somewhere. This way I can have extra gauges, option to tune and datalogit from that Tab

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2019, 04:55:29 PM
After electics started to piss me off, started to figure out stuff under the bonnet. Obviously, because there is not enough room still, this started to piss me off So I made mounting for battery in the boot... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190815/202f00644adb71ffb48721ed7c952269.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190815/72946a6bae43cc66559427c15812db6d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on August 15, 2019, 08:15:33 PM
Jarno,

I know this may be a backward step but do you still have the stock oil cooler. The stock cooler is actually a good cooler and it will have a thermostat built in, which you need.  Some have used these to good effect on FD's. 

This may help your space problem as it looks like with a relocated oil cooler you will have room to mount the intercooler and radiator?

Next option is to have long oil pipes made up and get the oil cooler out on a corner under a head lamp, failing that go for an RX-8 / FD set up and hang the two oil coolers under each head lamp.

Jarno your going to hate me for saying this, but over the years I trained two apprentices and used to drum into them "there's no such word as can't!"  you just haven't come up with the solution yet. You will get there and you will look back and know it was worth it because you made it all happen.   
 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2019, 08:01:44 AM
Yes Sir, its stock cooler. I did research and found out that this unit is quite good.

Yes, its in stock position. However I "broke" mounts to get it more vertical position.

Oil line from back of the engine is stock. But front one is new.

I have been thinking relocating oil cooler. Just dont want to do it. But I reckon I have some room for move it a bit, if those lines give me some room to play with.

You know, its redicilous how much my turbos position gives me problems. It simply is too far high and front. Also, wastegate and screamer should be at the back too

Yep, "cant be done" is something that we Finns do not know. Unfortunately, I am not patient man, and I can be frustrated easily. Also, Im way way out off my confort zone, I havent do anything like this before

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on August 16, 2019, 08:56:27 AM
Jarno, you will get there,

Your doing the best thing when you get frustrated, walk away from it  and go off and work on some other area that's a bit more "fun"

I used to tell my apprentices this, as struggling on when you are getting upset will normally result in hurting yourself or hurting what your working on! 
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2019, 07:41:50 AM
That is true Sir. Yesterday morning, I was so frustrated that I desided not to do anything with the car. Went Ahvenisto track to see my friend practising for Historic Grand Race which is on this weekend. Spent the day repairing his Beemer cause he had problems

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2019, 07:44:34 AM
Oh, and had few good chats with Jason Holland, Brit who lives in Finland and runs company called Koskin Import. Good guy, Ford fanatic, but loves rotaries. His accent is quite thick tho, hard time to understand him

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2019, 02:10:41 PM
Made mods to oil filter mount, adapter allowes me to run several sensonrs for ecu...

Battery mount, looks like shit, but quess it works (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/fc020332dced20d10dfe827ebfd41d27.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/e69e59432220ca119322c546c07e5d35.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2019, 04:00:54 PM
Battery mount in place. Carbonfibre box I think it looks quite ok. And should not allow battery to move. Pint time (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/7a2d7b425e31dfbc5851a095440e3dc9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/4aa76ae313f341e68e348ecebf5cf945.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/abb1527c297f2653748d8f202eaf25cb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/f7855259fd63987a462d44d76a86453b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190817/9080db715d3848a09d1e3fe709f0d8a3.jpg)

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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: clive on August 17, 2019, 04:37:03 PM
Battery box looks good, getting there  :13:
Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 17, 2019, 05:17:33 PM
Slowly Sir, slowly. Im tired, 10 hours in garage today. Maybe timebto get drunk
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: re japi on August 19, 2019, 04:36:34 PM
Battery box cover. Massive job and looks like shit but got it done
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Title: Re: Japi's FC T2 Convertible
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2019, 05:02:03 PM
Yo! Your rapping is just like mine....bad...lol.
Hairdryer and pin prick the bubbles. Cant believe i thought i could wrap my 7...

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