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1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:34 pm

Took the box of steel bits to the platers this lunchtime, looking forward to getting it back

Fixed the front sidelight / indicators, the sidelight bulb holders had both snapped to bits and someone had kindly superglued one side back in :roll:

Did as per Waynes guide here:

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Two layers of adhesive loaded heatshrink and all good. I used some Turtle Wax glass polish that'd been kicking round for ages and it's made them look great
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:48 pm

:text-goodpost: :handgestures-thumbup: :-D :coffee:
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:00 pm

Got the second lot of bits back from the platers, lots of shiny things

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Including the mythical, heard of but never before witnessed - non-rusted wing mirror fasteners :-D

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Now just got a 1000 piece jigsaw to do :confusion-confused:
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:43 pm

Got the front subframe, tank, handbrake cables, rear subframe and steering rack back in today, messed around with the fuel and brake lines too. The doors / wings / bumper are back on with the final plated fasteners

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I don't know why but this amuses me with it's "goldness" :lol:

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Mazda Mender » Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:09 pm

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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,
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MK 2.1/4 Blue V.S Roadster 1.8 99 ...being rebuilt

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:44 pm

Had a day faffing around working out where parts go and what's broken or missing

When I got the mudflaps from the car being broken I took off the old clips, they'd all sheared and were pretty much junk

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Pressed out the old nuts and sheared bits

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Used a heatgun to heat up new M5 nuts on the end of a bit of bar then pushed them in when they were hot enough melting a new hole

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They come out alright, saved about £20, did 8 all together

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Used non standard screws, had some wide shallow head ones in the lucky dip box that fit well

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Got braces on and in the right place for probably the first time since it left Japan

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:56 pm

Got the door glass and electric window in this evening, cleaned out the tracks and greased / lubricated the cable. The door rubbers with the exception of the doow to window seal were in good condition so they went back on fine, i need to buy a pair of the door to window seals at some point.

Run it up and down off a 12v battery and it's really smooth - and fast! :-D

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The lock mechanism was full of 25 years of filth and caked grease. A lot of it is a pressed part so was hard to clean. I used engine degreaser in a tub with a paintbrush to get in all the bits, then took it inside and cleaned it in hot water with Lidl all purpose cleaner before rinsing in hot water. Once it's dried overnight i'll grease it up and hopefully get it back on tomorrow evening

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:01 pm

Done the rear hubs, one had a bad rear bearing and thought both should be done, it wasn't too hard - I used my friends hydraulic press to put it back together

Taking apart, removed old rear crud seals

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Supporting the carrier, used a hammer to knock out the old hub

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Leaves half the inner race on the hub shaft

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Remove circlip

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I forgot to take a picture of this, but supported the hub face down and hit out the old bearing, no longer retained by the circlip

Then used big chisel to carefully knock off the old shield, moving it around. Both came out completely undamaged

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Disassembled carrier

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Used a knackered woodworking chisel with a good point to open up a gap between the inner race and the hub so could get the pullers behind it

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Degreased, wire mopped and alcohol clean before using metal prep and three coats of POR15. The bushes were in very good condition so i've left them in, if they need replacing at a later date they're not too hard to get out. Pressed on the new NB big brake heat shields (I can sense Waynes disagreement as I write this :lol: ).

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Need to put the new rear crud seals in before the assembling but otherwise the read hubs are done.

The boss for the original Momo wheel was seized solid, no amount of jiggling, rocking and pulling was shifting it so made a Momo boss puller

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Worked good, came off with a "pop" after a surprising amount of tightening!

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Rebuilt the front suspension, lots of copper grease on everything. Replaced the dust boots on the upper and lower ball joints, they hadn't gone but did look aged. Repleced the track rod ends, they were OK but the threads were sketchy and after considering it felt it wasn't worth not doing. Big brake heat shields (sorry again Wayne).

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Going to reuse the existing front hubs, there's nothing wrong with them and if they do go they're very easy to change.

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Machined a pair of spacers for the roll bar which the harnesses attach to. It always bugged me that you're supposed to use a stack of the standard spacers on top of the tower - I'm sure it works but it doesn't feel right. I think the previous owner had used too many in any case - it used to have zero clearence to the hardtop. Machined these from stainless, 11.5mm bore to give nice clearance on the 7/16th UNF standard top bolt

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No gap underneath bolt obviously not tight yet tho

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Roll bar repainted in nice gloss black. Plumbed in the fuel tank and vent line

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:46 pm

Done a bit over the past couple of weeks, finished the hubs with the crud seal at the back

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Reassembled both corners, haven't done it tight because i'll swing the hubs down to put the half shafts in when the diffs rebuilt

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Reassembled the light mechanisms. I think one of the motors had a problem but i'll have a look at it when the electrical system is working

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Fuel tank and all the bits, somewhere in here is the second filler hose clip - hopefully it'll turn up some time...

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Filler cap, gave it a good polish in the hole before assembly :-D

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Decided to put the heater back in. I was a bit unsure about whether I wanted it but can always take out again afterwards. No AC, it was buggered and 3/4's missing and personally I don't think it suits MX5's

The foam was rancid and mostly crumbling to dust, scraped and cleaned it off and used contact adhesive to affix the lowest density stuff i could find. It's closed cell not open but should be vastly better than what was or wasn't there before

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In place (i think, i might have moved some of these round)

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I polished the pipes. No idea why.

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New outer seals made from two layers of 12mm open cell foam strip and connected up to the blower using a non-AC bypass pipe

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For the money it cost (about £15 all in) I think it's definitely worth rebuilding the heater. The amount of filth that comes out is mental.

The electric window switch was miles too short, the previous owner had wired it onto the tombstone - I think there might have been another cable in between previously. I cut and soldered in an extension, two layers of heat shrink, fits alright now

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Seats back in for hopefully the last time. Cleaned them up with a hoover and wash down and then a load of spray dye, the almost white fading is much better. Would have preferred a jet black finish but it's a lot better than it was. Carpet back in and tucked under the rollbar, that was a feat and a half!! :-D

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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Mazda Mender » Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:07 pm

:text-coolphotos: :text-goodpost: :handgestures-thumbup: :coffee: :-D
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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: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby GlennyGills » Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:43 pm

:handgestures-thumbup: looking good
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby blackyb » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:47 pm

Garage and skills envy over here on the coast.
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby GlennyGills » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:54 pm

blackyb wrote:Garage and skills envy over here on the coast.


Coast envy here in the town :teasing-neener:
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:34 pm

Did a bit on the electrics today, connected up a spare battery and most things seem to work - which is nice

I repainted the wipers in the week and rebuilt the motor (cleaned out old grease, new grease, repainted motor casing and the bracket thing)

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Got the roof back on earlier on - followed Waynes guide for replacing the edge strip with a new one from autolink

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Lights, pop up motors, indicators etc work

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High level boot light isn't working, not sure, bulb might have gone

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Checked the backlash on the diff in four places, most were a shade under 4 thou, the worst was a shade over 4 thou. It's in spec so I'm calling it good.

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I considered rebuilding it but I really don't think there's much point. I might do in the future but for now it's just getting new half-shaft seals.

Since I'd bought it in preparedness I measured the tower splay, 7.302andabit which would be fine if it were new, although not really relevant at this point. Got the big 8" mic on eBay for £30 - bargain :-D

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I need to decide what I'm doing with the engine, it's on the stand so it'd make sense to strip it back and have rehoned, fit new parts etc but I really need to start work on the other car soon before the mot runs out in under two months :think:
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Re: 1995 G-Limited ***RESTORATION***Rebuild

Postby Lumphammer » Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:55 pm

Finished putting the diff together, haven't put the half shaft seals in yet will do that and get it on the car next week hopefully

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Started on the 6 speed. Bought it secondhand - reportedly 68k miles, no idea but it seems to be believable.

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Took the shifter to bits, the lower boot was shot. Might as well replace the lower nylon cup - i had a spare one from buying the wrong thing years ago

Polished the pivot and end ball - no idea why. I got some Farecla G10 and i've been getting carried away... :-D

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Machined a plug for the propshaft to help with cleaning, keep all the gunk out of there

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I tried using this stuff - it works alright, not sure what's in it but it smells like the main ingredient is hydrochloric acid. Certainly strips anything zinc plated, good job it's getting painted

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Degrease, ali-clean, water, ali-clean, water

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When it'd dried painted it with several coats of high temp silver. The paint self etches but being mostly acid the ali-clean had etched it pretty well to start with

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Will put the shifter and the sensors back together tomorrow

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