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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1140 on: June 22, 2020, 09:16:11 PM »
665mm from lip to lip.
There's a 25mm over hang

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1141 on: June 22, 2020, 09:17:06 PM »
Had some winning tonight.
Hook the battery up to do some testing and everything works so far apart from the rear fog light

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1142 on: June 22, 2020, 09:28:59 PM »
Epic job! Welldone

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1143 on: June 22, 2020, 09:59:55 PM »
665mm from lip to lip.
There's a 25mm over hang
Thank you. Think it's just wide enough to fit a fuel cell and rad in

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1144 on: June 22, 2020, 11:09:11 PM »
Figured out the issue with the rear fog light. Had the fused 12v feed mixed up with the switching signal.
2 wires to swap over and it's sorted

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1145 on: June 23, 2020, 05:13:21 AM »
Figured out the issue with the rear fog light. Had the fused 12v feed mixed up with the switching signal.
2 wires to swap over and it's sorted
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1146 on: June 23, 2020, 10:09:55 PM »
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Tonight has been a night of testing.
Plugged the battery in, ECU and PAS ECU.

Fired up Forscan and carried out a Key on engine off test. Ended up getting a fault on cooling fan 1.

Double checked the relay socket and found the switching wiring terminal loose. Popped it back in the socket and all is well.

Got the rear fog light wiring as well. That was a combination of getting wiring terminals mixed up + a dodgy fuse board terminal.



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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1147 on: June 24, 2020, 11:10:37 PM »
That's the wiring tidied up and lower air box tray mounted. Just need to jiggle all of the mechanical bits to fit

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1148 on: June 24, 2020, 11:17:47 PM »
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1149 on: June 25, 2020, 10:27:49 PM »
Airbox tray mounted. Now to squeeze in the battery

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1150 on: June 26, 2020, 06:54:37 AM »
Yep, thats a squeeze
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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1151 on: June 27, 2020, 10:06:18 PM »
I ended up getting some draft seal strips from screw fix which will do the job.

Made good progress tonight and then got rained off 

ECU box is now mounted. I've trimmed down the battery box and it JUST fits.
Started to apply the tape to the radiator and that's when the heavens opened.



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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1152 on: June 27, 2020, 10:11:22 PM »
Great progress..the end is nigh!

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1153 on: June 27, 2020, 10:15:02 PM »
Great progress..the end is nigh!

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Yep. Next step is to fabricate a battery tray mount and fit battery. After that is for air box and undertray. Job done

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Re: MX-5 NC with RX-8 231 Engine
« Reply #1154 on: June 30, 2020, 12:10:22 AM »
Battery mounted. Nearly there