16vCorey
16vCorey Dork
9/29/08 9:57 p.m.

So if you've seen any of my recent posts, I'm Megasquirting my Rabbit with no time to spare. I finished the wiring tonight, and had some wonky voltage issues, and that's when the torrential downpour began. I was determined to finish, so put on my rain jacket and grabbed the multimeter. I think I know what my voltage issues are, but my multimeter got so wet that it wasn't making sense anymore. So anyway, here's the engine bay. Lots of zip ties and stuff from Home Depot. Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Xceler8x
Xceler8x Reader
9/29/08 10:04 p.m.

What are the individual throttle bodies off of? You're staying at the La Quinta for the challenge right? Bro and I will be there. We'll be in a silver Mazdaspeed3. I'll keep an eye out for ya.

Stuc
Stuc HalfDork
9/29/08 10:24 p.m.

Definitely grassroots! ...if it works. If it leaks and stuff it's kinda ghetto :p

Strizzo
Strizzo Dork
9/29/08 10:42 p.m.

megasquirt, itbs, and Nitrous... you're nuts, and its grassroots

NYG95GA
NYG95GA Dork
9/29/08 10:56 p.m.

Brilliant!

Especially love the soldered copper plumbing!

gamby
gamby SuperDork
9/30/08 12:36 a.m.

Awesome.

16vCorey
16vCorey Dork
9/30/08 7:12 a.m.
Xceler8x wrote: What are the individual throttle bodies off of? You're staying at the La Quinta for the challenge right? Bro and I will be there. We'll be in a silver Mazdaspeed3. I'll keep an eye out for ya.

'98 Suzuki GSXR 750. I actually got lucky and snagged an extra room at the host hotel, so I'll be there. I'll keep an eye out at registration.

Stuc wrote: Definitely grassroots! ...if it works. If it leaks and stuff it's kinda ghetto :p

Doesn't leak a drop. For future reference, a Bosch fuel injector fits perfectly in 1/2" type L copper pipe. Fuel rail for about $20!

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
9/30/08 7:16 a.m.

The next version of that copper pipe should be thermally insulated. maybe dip it in tool rubber?

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 Reader
9/30/08 9:25 a.m.

Nice, we are having issues with the turbo on the Cibic, it's getting to lbs5 of boost and sputtering to all hell. I think our compadre who did the soldering of el ebay chip may have did something wrong or the tune on the chip just blows. The car does have zoomies though, so it's all good.

You should post your pic of ITBs on orlandoforums.com the ricers on there will go nuts and all of them will put it on their mad tyte jdm vtac cars now.

Winston
Winston New Reader
9/30/08 10:42 a.m.
John Brown wrote: The next version of that copper pipe should be thermally insulated. maybe dip it in tool rubber?

Genius. Even better, perhaps wrap it in something like foam tape and then dip in tool rubber?

mw
mw New Reader
9/30/08 12:39 p.m.

Why bother with fancy insulation when home depot already sells insulation for that exact piping? I would love to see an engine with the grey foam pipe insulation around the copper fuel rail.

fastEddie
fastEddie Dork
9/30/08 3:32 p.m.

Because that grey stuff would quickly dry out and catch fire? I don't think it's meant to be exposed to typical underhood temps.

GRM1964
GRM1964 New Reader
9/30/08 3:40 p.m.

Man that looks sweet Can't wait to see it in person.

Bill

John Brown
John Brown SuperDork
9/30/08 4:21 p.m.

Big loser COULD have at least polished the boat anchor and it's fancy hardware ;)

16vCorey
16vCorey Dork
9/30/08 4:31 p.m.

I actually did polish up the copper before I put it on. By the time my greasy hands got done with it, it looked like crap again. You think that's bad, wait until I post pics of the rest of the car!

16vCorey
16vCorey Dork
10/1/08 9:45 p.m.

It runs! I just got done driving it! It actually runs pretty good, although there are some weird RPM spikes that are making it miss occasionally. See you all there!

SVreX
SVreX SuperDork
10/1/08 9:53 p.m.

WooHoo!

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 HalfDork
10/1/08 9:53 p.m.

i can't wait, got to drive the civac for the first time tonight. turbo lag like a biatch, no power steering, hoosier r-compounds that have been sitting in someones shed for the past 2 1/2 years, lots and lots of understeer.........this could lead to some chaos.

I see you have NOS, Vin Diesel would be proud.

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