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Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:17 pm

Photos speak louder than words ;)

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Wide Arches from Fast5.co.uk Mazdaspeed Bumper Dcuatro Light Cover Garage Vary Bonnet colour coded Garage Vary Tail Lights adjusted/modified //Work Meister S1 15x9j ET0 Uniroyal Rainsport3 205/50/15
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:43 pm

This afternoon consisted of not very exciting things...painting calipers :/

But it was a good opportunity to test out some spacers. I ended up with 10mm on the front (the wheels catch the bumper on turning without them,so this will be interesting) and 25mm on the back.

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Still loads of room in the arches,shall see how I get on

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And a random photo from the other night

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:04 pm

Finally got round to getting the Stainless Elbow welded and fitted to the car! Need to get the Inlet welded to the charger (as it keeps coming loose) aswell as making a support bracket due to the extra weight.

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Bought some Toyota COPs (these will be on a back-burner until I've got a gap inbetween car shows)

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Today I had the car detailed by Stuart at Auto-Genie. Stuart was here for almost 10 hours,and what an INCREDIBLE job he's done! Heres a quick run down of the work.

Engine Bay cleaned
Rubber and plastics cleaned and dressed
Chrome and Metal cleaned and sealed
Under Bonnet cleaned

Exterior Paint Washed
Chemical Detamination
Clay Bar
Machine Polish
Glaze
Waxed

Wheels cleaned and sealed
Exhaust and exterior chrome cleaned and sealed

Interior and Exterior Glass cleaned
Interior plastics and chrome cleaned and sealed
Leather Upholstry cleaned and conditioned

I'm sure i've missed a few things out lol

It would have been rude not to take some photos

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I cant recommend him enough! I don't think I'd let anyone else detail it,will definitely be using him again!
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Fri May 01, 2015 7:56 pm

I've been sitting on the fence about getting a strut brace since the charger has been fitted. Very disappointed that the Mazdaspeed Brace wouldn't fit over,and I wasn't 100% sold on using an OEM brace. So I fired an email over to Moss Europe to enquire about their Cobalt 3pt brace,and I was informed that it would fit. Very fast delivery from them as always,and they were true to their word!

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I also ordered a 45* silicone elbow for the air filter to get rid of that air ducting which was damaged and frayed

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Awhile back SpeedHunters posted a photo on their Instagram asking to see their reader's rides that were Supercharged,ready for their next article. I thought I'd send them some photos and info,knowing that there are some SERIOUS cars around the world,mine would never be picked.

How wrong was I! Happened to look on their site to see if the article was published. Scrolling through reading about the numerous cars they've chosen across the world until I stumbled on photos of the Purple Monster!

You can read the article here >> #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER Your Supercharged Rides
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun May 17, 2015 6:26 pm

A month or so ago I trial fitted some 25mm hubcentric spacers to the back. The wheels caught the arches pretty badly,so purchased a pair of 20mm spacers from FreakyParts and got them fitted.

With the 20mm spacers,the original studs protruded through by a couple of threads,not allowing the wheel to sit flush against the spacer. Once those were trimmed,they fitted like a glove

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On Friday I took a road trip across the country ready for Japfest at Castle Combe. A couple of days before the show,a friend asked if I could help out on a trade stand,a valeting company called Auto Perfection.

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Last but not least,some AWESOME news I've kept quiet for awhile....

You may remember a couple of posts ago I had the car professionally valeted,this wasn't for just any reason. I had been approached by Matt Woods Photography who were photographing it on behalf of Banzai Magazine!

Cant thank Matt enough for the awesome photos,cant believe its been published this quickly! Its available to download from Monday 18th and in the shop Thursday 21st!

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby Yolo » Mon May 18, 2015 12:18 am

:text-coolphotos:
Mk 1 Eunos 1.6 Silver
Mk2 Suspension - Mk2.5 leather seats - IL Motorsport Bushes - 1.8 brake upgrade
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:33 pm

Think its time for an update :)

First of all I did a little drive by video,as I realized I haven't got a video since its been mapped and the belt slip has been sorted



Today I removed the charger to make up some support brackets. Since the new stainless elbow adds weight to the end,i noticed the inlet now has some slight movement.

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While the charger was off I did an oil change. Considering it was supposed to have 20 delivery miles when I bought it,the oil says differently!

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Gave the charger and inlet a lick of paint,looks good as new! Also cut down the silicone elbow for the Air Filter as I noticed the foam filter itself keeps coming off. But it seems it works itself loose from vibration,so will be ordering a smaller filter.

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I also had the CD of photos from the Banzai Magazine photoshoot come through the post today. Here are some shots that didn't appear in the magazine (and some that did)

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:22 pm

I've had my TR Lane cage powder coated for awhile, finally got around to fitting it

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Which meant I could finally fit the Carbon Miata seat belt extenders too :)

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I've been meaning to do an Over The Rad Intercooler set up for awhile (I should have done it at the beginning really). Managed to get everything off eBay for a reasonable price

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With some help from H&S Performance (as always,a flawless job!) they moved the radiator and fitted the new set up (inc getting the IAT boss welded).

Today I made a new slam panel and tensioner cover. With the old tensioner cover,i think the water was coming up underneath causing the tensioners to corrode. I'll see if this helps,fingers crossed it does :)

Just need to paint both covers,but I ran out of time today :(

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I made a eyelet in the corner of the cover and used the bracket on the PAS hose to connect both. I used a spare top hat spacer from the seatbelt to space the gap. Its nice and solid now with no movement.

Just realized I left my ratchet on the top mount...oops!

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby flea » Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:47 pm

Looking sweet sir
Eunos 1.6 special 1989 with a few added extras
Eunos 1991 1.6
Eunos 1990 1.6 project
Mk2 1999 1.8
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby fujikun » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:48 pm

can only say WOW!!!!! :obscene-drinkingcheers:
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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:46 pm

For awhile I've been thinking about some more gauges,but the issue was on where to put them. The current AFR gauge was in a pod on top of the steering column cowl. I did start making a gauge pod in the air bag awhile ago,but they point towards the roof (not ideal). I couldn't find a RHD A-Pillar pod either,i could get one made but it would work out a lot of money.

So I ended up swapping out the double din JVC to a single din and putting the gauge panel above the radio.

I also painted the radio and gear surrounds Gloss White to tie in the roll cage,wheels and engine bay.

I just need to fit the oil sandwich plate to get the Oil Temp gauge working

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Also added these,i know its not to everyone's tastes,but then again,neither is the whole car to some lol

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Recently I was tagged in a Facebook page that sells those dress up kits. But his counter sunk washers have names engraved. So I bought a couple of packs to test and try out

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And some photos from a couple of local meets/shows

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Postby hoodedreeper » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:10 pm

Pulled the Monster apart again,this time ready to fit the Oil Sandwich Plate and do an oil change

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Got the Oil Temp sensor plumbed and working fine :) Its gonna take awhile to get use to reading it in Fahrenheit rather than Celsius.

The backbox had been rattling for a number of months so finally got round to ordering a new one from I.L Motorsport. Abit disappointed the silence box has started to tarnish from the heat,i guess theres nothing that can prevent that :(

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Received an order from Jass Performance too

Needle Caps

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Oil dipstick handle

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Last but not least,my custom engraved Sill Covers. The photos don't do these justice,these are incredible!

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The other half and her sister have just bought a car together,i had zero influence on the decision....honestly!

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:09 pm

I noticed an oil leak since the supercharger had its oil change. The drain/fill plug was dry and tight,but it was coming from the side. Took the Outlet off and this was the gasket

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At the time of fitting the Charger I only had really thin gasket paper (that's all we sold at work at the time). Remade them with the new thicker paper and so far its cured the leak.

Next on my to-do list was to fit the Harness Eyelets I've had kicking about for awhile. In prep for the next track day (when ever that will be)

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I've re-made the radiator slam panel in a thicker Aluminum and painted it with Black Stone Chip and lacquered.

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I haven't been happy with the current location for the Air Filter. Being next to the Manifold and Charger wasn't any help,so I relocated it.

On my last 5 I did a very similar thing with the Turbo except the filter came from the side.

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And a couple of photos from a recent Classics Meet

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Postby hoodedreeper » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:04 pm

At the beginning of the year I was offered a boot spoiler which I was indecisive about getting,as I wasn't sure it would suit my car. Then I found this photo which sold it for me

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I searched high and low for a Mazdaspeed A-Spec Type 1 boot spoiler and couldn't find one (checked all UK and US forums and even Yahoo Auctions). Until I got a message from Derrick @ Cork Sport saying he's got one,and to make him an offer. He accepted and a couple of weeks later it was with me

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I've only got 2 more shows this year,so i'll wait till Winter to get it painted and fitted :)

The local MX5OC area were invited to a Family and Friends day at RAF Marham (Full album can be seen here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 756&type=3)

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You could say mine stuck out a little

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Next show was Silverstone Classic,a very very wet day at Silverstone with the MX5OC but still a very good day (Full album can be seen here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 756&type=3)

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In the photos above you'll see I've also had my new Black Vinyl Robbins hood fitted that I got from MOSS awhile ago. Much much better and the glass screen has made a massive difference!

Today (Tues 4th Aug) I received my Aluminium Window Handles from Carbon Miata. These have finished the doorcards off perfectly and match Carbon Miata's Door Pulls and KG Works Door Handles a treat!

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I've also had an OEM undertray fitted to help reduce the water from splashing onto the Supercharger Tensioners,sadly no photos

Another little addition I've been working on are some LED under bonnet lights.

I originally fitted 2x 17cm White COB strips under the wings,which provided a lot of light to the sides but I needed something from above. Not wanting to cut too much into Garage Vary bonnet,i placed one below the catch. Feeding the wires through the two skins and out above the hinge. I then tucked the wires as best as I could behind the hinge,through underneath the scuttle panel and through the bulk head.

Here's a little video (taken on my phone) Remember to watch in HD :)

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Re: Hoodedreeper's Mk1 The Purple Monster

Postby hoodedreeper » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:46 pm

Gave the car a clean and went to a previous spot for some photos,here's my fav photo

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Back in November i sent Adam @ RevLimiter a message about some custom dials. I knew what i wanted but it was difficult to transmit that pen and paper. Do i go something Grim Reaper related (to go with the username) or do i go with a Purple Monster theme? I couldnt find any images that helped or inspired,so one night i drew a design up in Photoshop. Not having done this before,it didnt turn out too bad,especially the colouring!

So i sent the logo over to Adam and he loved it! A few ideas were thrown back and forth and we finally settled for this design.

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Here are some photos that Adam took,he seems to take them alot better lol

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Adam has done an amazing job bringing out the detail in the logo

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The purple diamonds is a nice reference to the Leather Retrim on the interior

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Illumination was also a key factor. The purple numbers and white needles is a great combo IMO,i think being all purple would have been too much.

I wanted the logo to just illuminate on the Rev Gauge,and the text on the other. Again,Adam has done an amazing job!

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The Monster had its yearly inspection this week and passed with flying colours! They were amazed and how much it had changed in the last year,and they especially loved the charger

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I've been having this on-going issue with the door speaker cutting out. I replaced all the Phono leads,power cable and fuse box,swapped CD players and amplifer and still nothing. Tried an old set of Phono leads and it worked,so while it was all apart i re-located the CD Player (now a Mechless unit) to the Glove Box. Its freed up alot of space behind the dash,it still needs another tidy up but i'll be re-wiring the AEM gauges soon so that'll wait till then.

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Last but not least,it was my Birthday last weekend so thought i'd treat the 'ol gal to a personalised number plate,EUNOS

​Just waiting for the transfer to be complete and i can get them fitted!

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