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Old 03-02-2012, 09:52 AM   #21
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shave down the prong over the diode, correct?
correct! you make it pointed, did it work for you as well as it worked for me?
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #22
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Just installed my "Dog bone" with the Delrin bushing. Just a heads up Delrin bushings are pretty much a race only thing. A bunch more vibration at idle and around 1500-2000 rpm. I am hoping it will help my 60' a bit....errrrggg I wish race season would hurry up
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:15 PM   #23
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So I cleaned out the garage to day.You will never guess what I found, that I had forgot all about... A turbo off of a volvo and a 2.3 L head off of a focus ST (needs a couple valves) Possibilities just opened up. Probably wont go turbo, but a ported high flow head. That cant hurt!!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #24
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I wish I could find something like that just lying around.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:46 AM   #25
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I just for got I had them. I still am gonna stick to my original plan, but keep a little money aside. That way if I cant make my goal i will install a ported and polished high flow head. then I am sure I will make it. I would like to reach the goal without tearing into the engine. Eventually though that head will go on
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:27 PM   #26
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Well have some sad news. Got rid of the Mazda. Was having issues, Check engine light came on two weeks after I bought it and It was just too small My knees were getting sore from resting on the dash all the time. In a way I am sad Cause I cant do this neat project but its probably for the best. What car did I get......06 mustang GT. always wanted a mustang. Its a bout time I got one. Sooooo much more leg room and it is a 13.8-14.2 1/4 mile time already. My first purchase will be some drag radials and some rear wheels. Im going to build a 12 second car and play at the track this year.
That being said If some body wanted to duplicate this "build"(you buy parts) i would be willing to do the work and even throw in a ported 2.3L head(when it is done) Might be a little easier with a focus. Hell of a deal guys anyone up for it
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #27
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A little late at adding to this but the 2.0L Mazda 3 even in MTX is a low to mid 16 second car. ATX I would say closer to the 17 Flat Mark.

Automatics are amazing transmissions it's why my car has remained auto to compete in IHRA Street class Bracket Races. If you would have kept going with this project I would have recommended 22-23" Drag Radials or Slicks, but they have to be small diameter to make up for the gearing disadvantage. N/A nad Nitrous cars love small diameter, short gearing set-ups. Nitrous does alot better on an auto car then manual especially spraying through the gears.

The most important thing no one talked about was installing a high stall torque converter. You will never acheive the times you want with 2.3/2.4 60ft times. Spraying through the shifts I'd recommend an upgraded Valve Body also.

Take into account all the supporting bolt-ons and a 2.3L head shaved down for 10.5:1 or 11:1 compression with a good sized shot on that automatic with the mods listed above and you have a car that will go head to head against a turbo car.
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Yes...still researching my management options. What ever I get is going to be spendy.
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I did some thinking and discovered that I can save a little money on tires so that should help.

Not sure how much nitrous I am going to need gonna have to do a base line and then go from there
dave, you can tune the mazdas with the cobb tuning system. go to mazdasnw.com they talk alll around their forums bout modifications and tuning
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shouldnt be to hard to do... the saleen focus stock with the 75 shot they got to a 13.8....
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dave, you can tune the mazdas with the cobb tuning system. go to mazdasnw.com they talk alll around their forums bout modifications and tuning
Not for the 2.0L...last I looked.....

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shouldnt be to hard to do... the saleen focus stock with the 75 shot they got to a 13.8....
BTW I am not doing this any more, But my stock mustang runs 13.49@101 just saying
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