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Old 09-19-2017, 11:54 AM   #81
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A few weeks ago I went to a PCA autocross at pocono. For those that are into autocross, I would highly recommend going if they do it again. It was the first "autocross" I ever thought I was going to top out third gear. My friend was doing 89mph accoring to his GPS. And we got like 12 runs.

That being said, the miata doesn't make enough power for courses like this and I got beat by a few cars that I would expect to beat. I was full throttle from the first turn all the way to the other end of the back stretch. My fastest a 53.3 and I think the fastest was a 51.2.

I actually remembered my Gopro so here are some videos.

Ends with a Spin
https://youtu.be/IU2lcg5AUC0

Fastest
https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=aetnwJsJraQ


I also started to fiddle around with the NB engine (meaning I put it on the stand), and the megasquirt (I downloaded tuner studio)


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Old 09-19-2017, 12:14 PM   #82
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Kinda bummed I missed the PCA event. I know people were hitting 95 there... I "only" hit 90 at the NEPA event this weekend.

What Megasquirt are you going to run?
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Kinda bummed I missed the PCA event. I know people were hitting 95 there... I "only" hit 90 at the NEPA event this weekend.

What Megasquirt are you going to run?
It's an MSlabs MS3. Plug and play and should have all the capabilities I need. Along with accommodating turbos if I ever get the itch. I have a lot of learning to do with it though, hopefully I get it down pat over the winter.
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It's an MSlabs MS3. Plug and play and should have all the capabilities I need. Along with accommodating turbos if I ever get the itch. I have a lot of learning to do with it though, hopefully I get it down pat over the winter.
I don't have any experience with the MS3, but feel free to ping me if you have any questions about how you can dial in certain things.
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I don't have any experience with the MS3, but feel free to ping me if you have any questions about how you can dial in certain things.
Cool thanks. I did some tuning with my evo on evoscan/ecuflash, Im assuming this will be similar. I just need to figure out idle stuff and target A/F ratios for a NA car.

Once I go ITB i have to go alpha tuning. Tuning off the throttle position. Im sure that will take a while.
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Megasquirt has an ITB mode that blends alpha-n & speed density. I've played with it only to learn it when I got around to doing ITBs, it seems pretty easy to tune. The default mode blending and whatnot seemed to work half-decently. Definitely time consuming though...
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Cool thanks. I did some tuning with my evo on evoscan/ecuflash, Im assuming this will be similar. I just need to figure out idle stuff and target A/F ratios for a NA car.

Once I go ITB i have to go alpha tuning. Tuning off the throttle position. Im sure that will take a while.
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Megasquirt has an ITB mode that blends alpha-n & speed density. I've played with it only to learn it when I got around to doing ITBs, it seems pretty easy to tune. The default mode blending and whatnot seemed to work half-decently. Definitely time consuming though...
Progress looking good! I envy the seat time that both of you get- I'm sure you guys have a blast.

E30s face the same same ITB tuning problems- I didn't want to go with MS with the M20 to run ITBs which is why I went 24V (you can run airbox and tune w/MAF).
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Megasquirt has an ITB mode that blends alpha-n & speed density. I've played with it only to learn it when I got around to doing ITBs, it seems pretty easy to tune. The default mode blending and whatnot seemed to work half-decently. Definitely time consuming though...
That's how I understand it and it does seem pretty straight forward. Its definitely going to be an uphill battle VVT + ITB + engine swap = lots of time. Maybe its good Pennsylvania winters are long .

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Progress looking good! I envy the seat time that both of you get- I'm sure you guys have a blast.

E30s face the same same ITB tuning problems- I didn't want to go with MS with the M20 to run ITBs which is why I went 24V (you can run airbox and tune w/MAF).
I know I said it before but a miata with big slicks has to be the most fun you can have without breaking the bank.

I know ITBs are a pain, I wouldn't be surprised if I end up using a manifold for a while.
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I pulled the intake manifold of the VVT engine this weekend. I'm a little nervous about all the blackness in there. I realize It most likely means a PCV issue. I'm nervous there is a bad valve seal or something. I will probably pull the head and get it checked out. Maybe a valve job is in the future. I was debating just throwing the motor in the car and seeing what I got. I still might do that but seems more risk now.

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