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Mk1 restoration

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby blackyb » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:21 pm

Carry on the good work.
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
1991 1.6 Eunos Roadster with a bit of bling.

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby Mazda Mender » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:27 pm

:handgestures-thumbup: :coffee:
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Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 pm

Miester R front shocks fitted. This allowed me to put her down on 4 wheels. Refit the bonnet as a bit of dust protection for the engine bay. Then spin her around ready for the assault on the rear suspension. Good landmark moment.

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:11 am

Rear sub frame drop ready for a bit of TLC. 10 bolts in total plus one brake line union and the rear sub frame is ready to roll.

Remembered to crack the hub nuts before removing the whole unit.
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:50 pm

Just dropped £500 on new parts from Andrew at Autolink for collection on Sunday. :eek:
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:45 pm

In attempting to remove one of the my rear shock bolts the captive nut inside the wishbone broke free. A common problem I believe. So rather that taking a grinder to the wishbone I thought a much cleaner option would be using a hole saw to cut a hole to enable me to stop the captive nut spinning. Pictures below of the process.
Pilot hole,
Hole saw
Section removed
And 17mm spanner ion nut

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby fujikun » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:35 pm

:text-coolphotos: :text-coolphotos: nest. Are you going to weld a piece in when finished or just leave it?
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby blackyb » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:34 pm

I had the same problem a while back but was able to use a right angled spanner to hold the nut for removal and refitting. Never thought about using a hole saw but that said my wishbone was still securely attached to the car and getting access was an issue.
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:23 am

We have a open ended spanner just for this problem that as been grinded down thinner to get to the nut without cutting an hole( can you guess we have hit it a good few times :whistle: ) the key is the ease it oil and getting past the holding cage that holds the nut, but they are rotten and gone by this stage most of the time.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:50 am

fujikun wrote::text-coolphotos: :text-coolphotos: nest. Are you going to weld a piece in when finished or just leave it?

I was thinking about welding a reinforcing plate around the cut out. But have looked at it don’t think this is necessary.
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:19 am

Pack it with grease on rebuild bud.. don't leave that nut and thread exposed.
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 ,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Mazda Mender wrote:Pack it with grease on rebuild bud.. don't leave that nut and thread exposed.
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Will do. Great advice :bow-yellow: Thank you
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:16 pm

Pick up my new front wings from Andrew from Autolink at the show today.
Bit of an unconventional way to transport them home :shock: but got them back safety :auto-layrubber:
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby blackyb » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:22 pm

Needs must and as I tell people, you will be amazed at what an MX can carry!
1993 1.6 Eunos Roadster (gone)
1998 UK Mk 2 1.6 (gone)
2003 1.8 SVT Sport (Why did I sell it - cos the wife said so!!!!)
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Re: Mk1 restoration

Postby John&Luke » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:51 pm

Fearfully if the judges ‘white glove’ I have now reassembled my headlight units (Wayne hopefully you will agree) maybe better than original. These will never be seen.... but at least know they are right.

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Also fitted my new front wings. Lots of fettling involved to align them. But generally happy the the shut lines work.
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Had to open up a couple of holes to get the right fit, but it’s been enjoyable trying to make it all fit right. I’m sure this was done in minutes at the factory but taken me a whole evening. Lots of moving parts, wing, bonnet, headlight unit, headlight cover. Think I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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