"Silver Demon v2.1" build

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  1. YESTURBO3

    YESTURBO3 Formally noturbo6 Platinum Member

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    Purchased @VTMongoose 's
    07 Mazdaspeed 3 Aug 22nd. Had the car plated in 2 days. What a phenomenal car this is. Very capble and in amazing condition to boot. Seeing as I've been passed the torch I plan to continue this build's general course. This will be a road course build and has been setup beautifully already for that purpose.

    So far:

    Shook the car down and I'm very impressed. (literally battery terminal clean up and PTFE spring guide from ground control) good to go neither was really needed but im anal......

    Ordered an oil pressure, an oil temp gauge, and sandwich plate from corksport. Block8head dual pod. Heat Mat, Heat Tape, and stainless steel sheet for a custom heat shield.

    Began the development of a custom boost activated intetcooler/rad mister from misc aftermarket and OEM parts.

    1 gallon system ~10 mins of mist from 3 nozzles(2 on rad 1 on intercooler maybe) boost activated or momentary push button activated. Tank should be mounted in hatch.

    Micro Plans:

    Get gauges installed, add custom heat shield to firewall above mani shielding the cowl. Shield brake booster and charge coupler coming off turbo. Add additional shielding behind factory shield.

    Drive the crap out of it.

    Macro Plans:

    Not so sure, small-mid turbo to widen the power band a bit on stock fueling. ST intake if I can work out TMIC mounting.

    Even longer term:

    More tire, more spring, damper revalve maybe some trick magnetic shocks Ive heard about recently.
    Who knows how it'll actually end time will tell.

    Updates coming soon as I start to work on the car maybe some video too who knows.
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    Looking forward to the build. Congrats on the purchase.
     
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    @JohnnyTightlips and @Awafrican thanks.

    @Awafrican I've looked into it and it's a nice shield for a great price. Local just installed one. My factory shield is actually in great shape check out the pics I just posted to see what I did to help it along a little.
     
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    Glad to see this car live on go to yet another owner that will take care of it.

    I had the pleasure of getting to see it in person in original silverdemon form when Scott (silverdemon) owned it back in 2012 when he had just devoleped the intake manifold that eventually became the JMF and his fuel cell setup with the gt35r

    Then again when geoff owned it. And then John.

    Looking forward to seeing updates!
     
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    This was my first indication I was going to have to take do something with heat management on this car before I do some heavy road course shenanigans. Those little shield nuts were on there way out and the cowl was slightly singed in closest spot to the manifold.

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    So I made a custom shield out 3/32 SS (1/16 would have been fine and easier to work with). Drilled it to match the stock pickup points. Used a couple SS nuts m6-1.0 instead of the plastic nuts. I also took the time to use some DEI boom mat behind the factory shield for extra heater line coverage. It also runs across to shield the brake booster and charge coupler from the heat coming off the exmani.

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    Once getting the car on the lift to look over things it looks like the factory tunnel shield has been yeeted into oblivion cause racekor. Nice and new shiny one fixed that right up. Looks like I just need to apply a little heat tape here and there and this portion of things should be good to go. None of this really mattes for street use but in those later sessions when you've got an instructor wanting you to go 10/10 it's a car saver. I'm not much of an autocrosser, 90% roadcourse and its a different animal all together. Lots of work to keep a car from just melting.

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    Installed the corksport sandwich plate and their oil temp and oil pressures gauges. Picture courtesy of my extended e85 stop in the next city over testing the e85 percentage resulted in a dead battery too stupid to turn the key off...... Sheetz has that good shit at least. You can see the little tab I had to cut out of the vent to get the defroster vent screw out. Used a 1/4 inch drive philips and 3/8 adapter for some grip to back that screw out. Just pull the foam back and use some dikes is all you need to snip the plastic. Just fold it back and you're good to go. I'm still waiting on my Block8head gauge pod. However I have the gauges installed just 3m double side taped the cluster cover even wired the amber/white circuit up.

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    As a little side project I installed an intercooler sprayer system that uses a hobbs switch to determine when it sprays. Also has a manual switch. Not that I expect it to do much with the e50 mix. But hey if I can get a 10-15 degree drop in bats that'd be nice. So far no hard data. I used a 2004 f150 washer tank and nozzle along with a snow performance hobbs switch and random amazon line swiches fuse taps etc. Tank is bungee strapped to my rear shock brace for now. Ran into hood clearance issues where the scoop meets the hood with current nozzle location relocated it but you get the idea. This fan should help quite a bit at the track as well. Just so happens to be a nice fit.

    Well that's the end of my big update. I also replaced the valve cover gasket, cleaned up the catch can and resealed the custom bungs in the VC. She's almost ready for the track. I did order a pcv plate gasket and oil filter housing gasket. This car got some WAP so I'm trying to touch the easy stuff to slow that down a bit. Some heat tape in the right places, a pad swap and brake fluid flush and we'll be ready to hit CMP on OCT 9. Then the Tail Of The Dragon the following week at MDC Fall 2020.

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    Default song as soon as the oil comes up to temp.
     
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    Glad this car went to someone that is going to do road course work. I'm sure John made it significantly more capable than it was under me when I basically made it a dyno queen.

    If you ever have any questions about the engine build (i'm assuming John gave you everything anyway so probably not) or anything feel free to hit me up.

    If you're ever in the midwest for any track days (Mid-O, Autobahn, Gingerman, Grattan, Waterford, whatever) hit me up. Cheers and send the fuck out of that car! It should take it pretty damn well.
     

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    I spy my rice, we’ll have to get you something fresh for that rear window.


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    Nice build!
     
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