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Old 02-03-2009, 10:07 AM   #21
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Nah, it sits under my cooler > intake piping, literally in front of the gearbox, and only a few cm above the plastic undertray.

I've just got some nasty little curved pipe from turbo > BA MAF
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Old 20-03-2009, 07:52 PM   #22
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Picked up yet another bit to add to the every-growing pile - for when i mesh my grille.



Metal, not plastic. One of the pins on the back was bent almost flat but a little warmth and careful bending has straightened it up nicely.
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Old 21-03-2009, 02:03 PM   #23
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Old 25-03-2009, 09:18 PM   #24
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Thumbs up Im quite happy to help Rup get this Painted

Rupes car looks mad cant wait
Rupes can you paint cos Id love to put the colour on your Machine
check this out:-
Another car I was involved in quite a bit
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Old 30-03-2009, 12:31 PM   #25
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Decided i wanted more power, so i put back on my 3" muffler that i have had since i got the turbo conversion done. Always planned to put it back on, but intended to get the exhaust control valve welded in and the Mazdaspeed exhaust tip put onto the 3" muffler as well...but, eh, priorities! Easily freed up another 5-10kw atw. And at least i have a decent (oval) exhaust tip again.

Comparo for size: 2" vs 3"

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Old 30-03-2009, 05:23 PM   #26
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Oh where is that milo-tin-label-on-the-exhaust JPG that I made ...
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Old 30-03-2009, 05:33 PM   #27
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It's oval, more like a hip flask. Maybe a JD label
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Old 30-03-2009, 07:38 PM   #28
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haha smartasses

better view.

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Old 04-05-2009, 07:37 PM   #29
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Something to go on my keys to match the car

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Old 07-06-2009, 06:05 PM   #30
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After about 2 weeks of my passenger side headlight being blown (and driving around with my highbeams on instead), i finally got a chance to pull out the H7 bulb and replace them with some Phillps Power2Night +50 bulbs. Apparently they give a 10-20m longer beam, but that reamins to be seen.

Sometime soon i need to replace my radiator hoses, as i seem to be slowly losing coolant. I think i wrecked the braided lower hose when i was replacing the radiator. Doh! And the top one is an Astra one after Pete stole my original one years ago - so i'd like to replace that too.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:21 PM   #31
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Something to go on my keys to match the car

man that would be awesome as. lol

actually is there a place that makes ms-02s rims 4 1/10 rc cars. that would be awesome with my fd shell
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Old 27-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #32
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Some new toys:

MS silicone spake plug leads, MS seat belt protectors, and a MS CF-look gearknob. Not sure about the gearknob though - will probably end up for sale




And some new front shocks. I took a gamble a while back when some Mazdaspeed DW Demio shocks from the N1 Race Series came up on the auctions, and got these. They're virtually new, and the mounting spacing is almost identical, but i might need a sleeve around the bolt as the holes are a bit bigger. But the most important thing is the height - they're about 2 inches shorter than Cosmos new KYB NewSRs - which means i'll have some more travel back at the front. They're 4 step adjustable, too.






Oh, and a brand new MS strut brace.




Shaved cam cover is progressing too.

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Old 27-07-2009, 11:56 AM   #33
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this is a mean car love the headlights!
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Old 27-07-2009, 01:08 PM   #34
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coming along well dan! hope im down there before christmas too see this thing in person again!
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Old 27-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #35
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cam cover is sweet.

Get MAZDASPEED deep etched into it.
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Old 27-07-2009, 01:42 PM   #36
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cam cover is sweet.

Get MAZDASPEED deep etched into it.
Not sure exactly what i'm going to do with it yet - i want to do a cover for the centre over the spark plug leads (but over the whole length of it). Not sure if i'll keep it polished or paint it - or even what color!
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Old 30-07-2009, 09:14 AM   #37
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Had it serviced yesterday, as there was a coolant leak at the back of the block where the oil filter/oil cooler goes that i couldn't get to. I figure it's this that's been causing it to run hot (and occasionally use a bit of coolant), as there's been no pressure in the system.

So:
- Spark plugs
- Mazdaspeed spark plug leads
- Oil filter
- Penrite HPR15
- New radiator hoses
- GMH Coolant
- Thermostat
- Front rotors machined

Some of that stuff like the thermostat and radiator hoses was a bit more preventative than absolutely necessary, but worth it for the peace of mind.

So all ready for the track day in a few weeks now.

And just ticked over 190000kms, too!
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Old 30-07-2009, 09:29 AM   #38
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Old 28-09-2009, 09:18 AM   #40
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Lazy update:

Did the track day, got a flat tyre, haven't driven it in 3 weeks as the sight of the spare pisses me off.

Dragged it out for a JDMST cruise on saturday night though - a few pics below.





Going to start pulling at apart soon for a few things
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