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my first shot at an NA

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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Yolo » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:53 pm

Nice job, I did mine last year they are not quite as neatly cut as that but fit and work well.... what are you going to cover them with?
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Wardy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:07 am

Have loved reading through this one from the beginning.

What a beautiful Mk1 you've got there.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:08 am

Yolo wrote:Nice job, I did mine last year they are not quite as neatly cut as that but fit and work well.... what are you going to cover them with?


Thanks bud, I'm just taking advice and reading from other threads and hoping to be as thorough as i can be.

Yolo wrote:Nice job, I did mine last year they are not quite as neatly cut as that but fit and work well.... what are you going to cover them with?


I used some faux suede but if I'm honest I could do with a thicker fabric.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Yolo » Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:53 pm

It looks good and a very clean finish. Did you reattached the top pads to the main area of the door card? Most of the tabs in mine were broked so it is just placed on for now until I figure something out.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:52 pm

Yolo wrote:It looks good and a very clean finish. Did you reattached the top pads to the main area of the door card? Most of the tabs in mine were broked so it is just placed on for now until I figure something out.
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Luckily, all tabs except 2 were there. Will recreate the missing ones with some epoxy or something some day.

For now I've got to find time to source a leak in my coolant somewhere. Just a few drips but enough to drive me mental. Weird part is it's from way back in the engine bay. Will need to remove the sheilds and check my hose clips first as the hoses sometimes want to be double clamped,.... go figure.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Yolo » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:29 pm

:text-goodpost:
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:26 am

storm wrote:
For now I've got to find time to source a leak in my coolant somewhere. Just a few drips but enough to drive me mental. Weird part is it's from way back in the engine bay. Will need to remove the shields and check my hose clips first as the hoses sometimes want to be double clamped,.... go figure.


Turned out to be a heater hose weeping as the clamp was not done up correctly. Also painted the "feet" of my strut brace and removed my radiator expansion bottle and gave it a thorough cleaning as it was brown!

This is not engine dressing, this was purely maintenance (or soni keep telling myself)

So clean you can see plain water in it (this was just a test, mixed mazda concentrate after)
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At least it's not rusty and chipping anymore
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Did i mention i scored an ARC chamber?
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:54 pm

Gave the 5 an oil change a few days ago (original mazda filter, mobil 1 long life a new sump plug washer and a good engine flush) only to find the aircon compressor has failed (the green stuff is the dye which was put in to find leaks). Will be contacting Autolink this week....
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Shaz_mx5 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:25 am

Apart from the lack of/no images on the first page that was a great read :-)
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:41 am

So, since my last update, i damaged the front bumper (thanks to French tarmac) and have been through 4 aircon compressors (costs me Ā£100 in labour and materials each time to fit them).

9m l find out if the newly rebuilt unit is any good.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Mazda Mender » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:16 am

Yeah...french tarmac.....Grrrrrrrrr
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:13 am

Having the compressors swapped as i type this. Hopefully 4th time is a charm
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby Mazda Mender » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:44 am

That's clean and shiny...
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Mk 1 Eunos 93 black V.S II 1.8 fettling,
Mk 2 .1/4 Roadster 99 black & gold V.S 1.8 being rebuilt,
Mk 1 Eunos 90 1.6 (claimed by daughter)
Mk 1 Eunos 96 1.8 blue B2...being fettled
Mk1 Eunos 93 1.6 black S special **gone**
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:34 pm

Newly refurbished compressor worked its magic so well that my condensor failed (weakest link in the chain). Have been looking for a NEW condensor & dryer since the last 3 months but to no avail (except for the one in Switzerland mybfriend found for over Ā£1000 and a bunch of 94+ ones which will require modifications to MAYBE fit)

If anyone has a new condensor at a reasonable price, cash waiting.

Have since also swapped out radiator as my non original (some JDM upgrade done by a previous owner) high capacity metal one finally failed (pics soon). It's all coming along and the car is just getting more and more fun.

A HUGE thank you to Andrew at Autolink for always hooking me up with much needed parts.
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Re: my first shot at an NA

Postby storm » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:19 pm

Bosch FR78X Super4 plugs were swapped in today. HUGE Difference. The car feels like it had a boost in torque above 2000rpm. The previous plugs seemed a bit over-gapped but were otherwise quite clean. May give them a quick brush, regap them and keep them as spares.
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