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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #255 on: April 01, 2020, 09:04:47 PM »
Go on mellens.com for wiring loom.
I've got an interactive manual on laptop.
The mx5 and rx8 wiring looks are almost identical if you get stuck trying to find a mx5 diagram

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #257 on: April 01, 2020, 10:07:49 PM »
Nice one

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #258 on: April 02, 2020, 04:25:59 PM »
Dad ported the bridge between the secondary butterfly's out as don't need it there, suppose to improve airflow too so more hp hopefully.
Just need to make some block off plates or buy some for all the holes etc left from removing all the rats not and emmisons gumf...

Front bumpers don't half look funny and happy probably end up swapping this front for the mk3.5 front as they look a bit better.

Iv removed the door cards also today, quite easy once you know where to find the screws, removed the speakers and the plastic that it's all attached too, honestly can see the doors being the seldom most biggest place to lose any more weight, but I'm not too sure if I need to keep the glass in or not, if I forked put for some light weight doors Or most likely hole saw the crap out of these ones.

I'm going to put window nets in so hopefully that negates the need for the actual windows as nets would stop arms flying out in an accident

Looking at getting a TIG welder, they're not all that expensive tbh just can't go buying one whilst I'm not at work

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #259 on: April 02, 2020, 05:24:20 PM »
Bear in mind you'll need to get the head lights. Under tray shields and good luck finding one.
Mx5 mk 3.5 are a nightmare to find bits for

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #260 on: April 02, 2020, 05:31:34 PM »
Bear in mind you'll need to get the head lights. Under tray shields and good luck finding one.
Mx5 mk 3.5 are a nightmare to find bits for
True, unless I don't need to run them.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #261 on: Today at 05:51:39 PM »
Bolted the upper inlet to the lower to see if it fits now iv got engine in location front to back as iv lifted the gear box into positionand its really close to stock position, just requires a little opening of the hole with a cutting disc.

Got a little issue with the alternator.... Its too damn big tried putting the original water pump housing on but the just creates huge issues with the turbo, as the alternator would originally bolt to the water pump housing.

Engine looks prety good in there, mazda should have offered a turbo rotary option from factory with the mx5, wouldn't have to worry about trying to sell a different model car to a minority of enthusiasts lol all the people into racing would have for sure ordered mx5s with the rotary engine

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #262 on: Today at 06:41:07 PM »
Built 2 apex make an alternator bracket which I believe let's the alternator sit closer to the engine

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #264 on: Today at 07:40:53 PM »
Can you mount it where it was originally?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #265 on: Today at 07:55:45 PM »
Built 2 apex make an alternator bracket which I believe let's the alternator sit closer to the engine
Cheers I will look into it. I think Clive runs a smaller sized but but more powerful alternator?  I will gain a bit of space when I get the engine in place but its not going to be much at all. If needs be I will have to make one

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #266 on: Today at 07:59:28 PM »
Can you mount it where it was originally?
No because when I put it on earlier it fills up the room where the turbo is going to sit. I will throw it all in and take a picture tomorrow.

Although I'm using an fd intake, the engine plates are actually from an FC, iv currently got an fd front cover on the engine but I'm swapping that over to an FC front cover so I can use a stock fc sump

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