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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2018, 07:07:26 PM »
I've taken the mx5 abs pump out and will be putting the rx8 item in but slightly relocated.
Annoyingly I've got to get the abs working due to the new mot regs

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2018, 11:06:34 PM »
Mounted battery box after a bit of jiggling other bits about. Just fits and leads reach ad well! Expansion tank is loose at the moment.
That's enough for tonight before I piss off the neighbours and I've got work tomorrow!

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2018, 11:07:58 PM »
Planning on running an alloy pipe straight out of Tb into a 90' in front of front panel. Similar to what I had on here before with mx5 engine

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 10:03:19 AM »
The rx8 air box system is prbably best you can get i think its only the Aem that actually has a positive effect and its only small. In the Rx8 system youll find x2 grids..round guaze things these are actually air straightners and help with idle control and allow the maf to get acurant readings...ideally need to run at least 1. Early days of Westfield got a few maf and running lean codes to i fitted an air straightner back in.
The rate your going will be fire up soon.
What you doing with the fuel system?

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #34 on: September 10, 2018, 01:53:00 PM »
Ok thanks for the heads up.
I looked up the mx5 fuel pump rating and its 4bar so no need to change!

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #35 on: September 10, 2018, 01:55:09 PM »
Cool yep i remember now...flow rate will the pump keep up with the rennys thirst?  Whats the lph rating of the 2 compared?

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2018, 06:18:32 PM »
Anymore updates? They were coming thick n fast !

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2018, 06:21:39 PM »
Oh yes, just haven't got round to it yet

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #38 on: September 16, 2018, 06:23:43 PM »
Brill.

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #39 on: September 16, 2018, 06:24:39 PM »
It's been my 30th birthday over the weekend and my wife had this cake made. Very accurate representation of my mx5 currently

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2018, 06:29:21 PM »
She has skills! Seems a shame to cut into it.

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2018, 06:33:08 PM »
This is my mx5 (eunos s spec mk1).

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2018, 06:45:40 PM »
This is my mx5 (eunos s spec mk1).

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2018, 06:47:57 PM »
Just small wins but they seem to take the longest! Steering rack is on.
Expansion bottle is mounted. Battery box lid trimmed back.
Coolant hoses mostly refitted. Got to clip the one which goes over the exhaust tunnel.
Radiator, oil cooler and ABS pump next

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2018, 06:51:28 PM »
That small hose tail fitting on top of rad to expansion bottle  can get brittle over time worth being gentle with it when fitting hose on.

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