So the car's been on the dyno and after a few niggles, finally got things settled and working.
It's running around 180rwkw and a safe level of torque so as to not blow the little MX5's standard motor or gearbox.
So lots of work has been happening lately, and I've neglected to keep the forum up to scratch, but in summary....
- I've worked on getting the doors painted so now they almost match and are much more sturdy than the old rattle can paint.
- The brake duct mockup has translated into version 1 of aluminium brake ducts. Liken them to home made singular motorsport items.
- The oil cooler has been moved to a better spot - although not yet plumbed in.
- The front duct work from the bumper to the radiator has been completed.
- The front bumper has been cleaned up and painted.
But, more excitingly, the engine has been started!
Yep, I finally got around to nipping up the last of the bolts and giving everything a quick once over to start it and fire it all up. After some delays due to a swap around of the LS coil firing order, it started right up. A brief video to summarise where things are at with the car:
And, the other exciting news is that I was able to get the car out to Sandown Raceway for the MX-5 Fan Fest.
With the 1,000,000th MX-5 on show, Mad Mike in attendance, and some 670 or so fellow MX-5's... we and had a great day in the hot Aussie sun.
The car loaded on the trailer for the first time in 18 months....
Really happy to see the car out again and fully dressed. It's been a long time since it's had all it's body panels mostly installed.
That's it for now, I'll post some individual updates of all of the little changes that have been happening to the car in the coming days with pics detailing what I've done.
Next step is to properly tune the car and then, aero/bodywork upgrade is in order.
White Turbo MX-5 Time Attack Racecar
Winton: 1:37.6 / Wakefield: 1:10.7 / Broadford 1:06.6
Calder: 1:08.5 / Phillip Island: 1:50.4 / Sandown 1:27.5