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6 minutes ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Here's a little something Honda guys might be interested in.  A fan switch that comes on around 175* versus the 205 the OE unit.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154133951085?hash=item23e319726d:g:AX4AAOSwNDJaa7A4

That’s a direct plug and play with our standard wire harness???

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26 minutes ago, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Yep.

Question I have a stock harness modified with a stock computer. Last season I blew the 3.5 A1 and swap out with an A3. I moved the intake injectors ect.. to the A3 block. Is there any difference in the A1 vs A3 computer. 

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19 minutes ago, LtPyro said:

Just a few pics for all those that love to see engine porn....  

From my build over the weekend.

Very Nice.  Care to share some additional details?  What numbers are you hoping for?

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10 hours ago, LtPyro said:

Just a few pics for all those that love to see engine porn....  

From my build over the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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which rods and pistons are you using? 

 

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23 hours ago, Stugots said:

So Sexy!

Thanks.  Can't wait to finish it up.  Still waiting on a few parts.

22 hours ago, basketcase said:

Very Nice.  Care to share some additional details?  What numbers are you hoping for?

Halferland block guards
ARP Head Studs
BC rods
Traum Pistons (89.5mm)

Still waiting for a water pump and a few other misc parts to finish it up.

The rest is stock but new as I want this to be a drop in engine replacement.  I'm running 10psi boost on a stock engine with premium pump fuel at the moment.  Hoping to bump that number up a little with a more reliability.  I threw a rod in the previous engine because I forgot to lower the rev limit when I installed the AEM ECU.  After I found that mistake its been a very good engine.  My goal is 500hp.  I'll take is as far as pump fuel will let me (probably close to the limit), then I'll jump to 50/50 with race fuel and see how she does.
 

 

13 hours ago, Manxaru said:

 

which rods and pistons are you using? 

 

BC rods
Traum Pistons

11 hours ago, Carwashguru said:

How difficult was the assembly and also installing the block guards?

Block guards are super simple.  Line them up and gently tap them down walking it from side to side and top to bottom with a plastic tip hammer.  On their website (halferlandperformance) says you can use an adhesive around it or just tap it down.  I chose to install without adhesive as I think the heat transfer will be better.  Webiste also recommends to install it about 2mm below the top.  Took about 5 mins total to install both.

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On 9/11/2021 at 4:11 PM, Kraut_n_Rice said:

Not that would come into play offroad.

Didnt you say that you just need to keep the throttle body from the a1 if you go to a4?

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28 minutes ago, 77charger said:

Didnt you say that you just need to keep the throttle body from the a1 if you go to a4?

If you don't want to build a new harness, or solder in the correct MAP plug.

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On 9/14/2021 at 7:13 AM, LtPyro said:

Block guards are super simple.  Line them up and gently tap them down walking it from side to side and top to bottom with a plastic tip hammer.  On their website (halferlandperformance) says you can use an adhesive around it or just tap it down.  I chose to install without adhesive as I think the heat transfer will be better.  Webiste also recommends to install it about 2mm below the top.  Took about 5 mins total to install both.

Do you know the HP threshold where blackguards become recommend? ie. over 450 hp, etc? 

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On 9/17/2021 at 9:11 AM, Manxaru said:

Do you know the HP threshold where blackguards become recommend? ie. over 450 hp, etc? 

Plenty of guys in the sand making 450+ without them.

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The guys at OZ engineering have a few goodies for J series as well.  Rear sump oil pans. Reroute set ups to move the radiator hoses to the front of the engine.  Or, just J swap your Miata..lol

https://miatav6.com/

Let them know I sent ya.

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Made some progress today.  Drilled and tapped the block for the tensioner. 

The middle hole was a little tight, so I filled it with JB weld.  The bottom hole was the only one that popped through, so added some sealant on that bolt when I installed the tensioner.  Got the belt on and and its pretty snug but plenty of clearance.

 

 

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1 hour ago, basketcase said:

Made some progress today.  Drilled and tapped the block for the tensioner. 

The middle hole was a little tight, so I filled it with JB weld.  The bottom hole was the only one that popped through, so added some sealant on that bolt when I installed the tensioner.  Got the belt on and and its pretty snug but plenty of clearance.

 

 

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Nice Work!

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Ok, next question.  What are people doing for throttle cable?  I have my intake flipped so the throttle body is at the rear.  Have a K&N air filter, but it is not going to clear the stock throttle cable connector.  I briefly saw @77charger connection where he had it go down, instead of back, which is what i want to do, but the throttle cable path will have an angle point after the radius of the spring.  It might not be an issue, but would like to have it tangent off the radius if possible.  Thoughts?  Pics?

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2 minutes ago, basketcase said:

Ok, next question.  What are people doing for throttle cable?  I have my intake flipped so the throttle body is at the rear.  Have a K&N air filter, but it is not going to clear the stock throttle cable connector.  I briefly saw @77charger connection where he had it go down, instead of back, which is what i want to do, but the throttle cable path will have an angle point after the radius of the spring.  It might not be an issue, but would like to have it tangent off the radius if possible.  Thoughts?  Pics?

I’m not at home now but will be tomorrow I can take a closer pic. I know mine comes up from the bottom. Has the cable bracket mounted below somewhere 

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Hope this helps, my intake is flipped also but I'm running a J30. I routed it under the manifold and make a quick bracket. Throttle cable I used was from CB Performance since mine is in a baja bug. https://www.cbperformance.com/product-p/3357.htm The length was perfect. The arm was a leftover I had off a weber carb.  

 

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On 9/18/2021 at 10:22 PM, basketcase said:

Made some progress today.  Drilled and tapped the block for the tensioner. 

The middle hole was a little tight, so I filled it with JB weld.  The bottom hole was the only one that popped through, so added some sealant on that bolt when I installed the tensioner.  Got the belt on and and its pretty snug but plenty of clearance.

 

 

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Make sure you clean out the oil pan as you got some shavings in there from popping through.

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