BP ExhIntake Cam Swap

Here is a 1:1 template that I made in order to redrill the cam gear.

This mod has been gaining a lot of popularity recently due to how cheap and effective it is. For me it felt like a 14 deg timing bump without actually advancing the timing. Basically what happens in the ExhIntake cam swap is the exhaust cam is installed on the intake side, then clocked accordingly. This mod is only available for NA and NB 1.8Ls due to the CAS being on the exhaust cam. In a nutshell, you obtain an exhaust cam from a 1.8L head (BP from a 1.8L Mazda Protege, 1.8L Mazda Miata, 1.8L Ford Escort GT), cut the CAS tangs off of the cam, redrill a stock cam gear to 197.5 deg off of in I tick mark (or use an adjustable one), and install. The cam specs from SoloMiata show the same amount of total lift, but the exhaust has a longer duration.

US Spec 1.8 BP
94-97 (Hydraulic Lifters)
99-00 (Solid Lifters)
Duration @
Intake (BP05)
Exhaust (BP06)
Intake
Exhaust
.010”
218
232
257
278
.020”
208
220
224
232
.040”
195
208
209
215
.050”
190
202
204
210
.080”
176
190
190
196
.100”
167
180
181
187
.150”
145
158
158
164
.200”
119
134
132
141
.250”
89
108
102
114
.300”
43
70
59
79
Valve Timing
5 BTDC
56 BBDC
8 BTDC
53 BBDC
48 ABDC
14 ATDC
49 ABDC
9 ATDC
Overlap
19 (-5-14)
17 (-8-9)
Base Circle Dia.
1.415”
1.415”
1.418”
1.418”
Total Lift
.338”
.338”
.326”
.350”

*Data taken from: http://members.aol.com/solomiata/cams.html

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DIY IRTBs

This is how it all starts, ’04 Suzuki GSXR600 throttle bodies bought off of eBay for 50$ in Nov ’05. I became infatuated with individual throttle bodies many months earlier after reading about them at the TWM and Jenvey websites. I came across the HomeMadeTurbo article where they took GSXR throttle bodies and put them on a Honda, then I thought to myself this would be a lot of fun putting together a kit of my own, then slapping it on my Miata. I’d get a lot of hands-on work, plus I’d learn a lot about engine management and tuning. And what better way to learn about engine management and tuning then to get a MegaSquirt :). I ended up going with the MS1 V2.2 board with Megasquirt N Spark Extra because it was the cheapest alternative while providing everything I needed from an EMS, and for 120$, you can’t go wrong! More details on the Megasquirt can be found on its own page. Let’s get on with the build!

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Turbo Install

In this section I will go over the turbo install. The turbo install will consist of: mounting the manifold, mounting the turbo on the manifold, connecting the oil feed and drain lines, connect the coolant feed and drain lines, creating the downpipe, and lastly create proper heat shielding to protect the brake and clutch fluid as well as the coolant lines going into the firewall.

Here are some pics from the parts sourcing section. The turbo and manifold as well as the stainless steel oil feed line and fat oil drain hose.

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