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Old 15-10-2013, 06:45 PM   #41
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how many cars is that now rupe - at one time. Are you at the insane level, that's 2 or 3 or more per individual cars registered to the one address. I think you need to buy 1 more and get them all running at once.

You only need then is a VW type 2 for parts transportation with RUPEWRECHT imports on the side
LOL. Yeah, 3 registered at the moment, 4 soon. I think the Beetle will be going next year though, but i'm going to park it at my mums for a while.

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I tried to get him to buy an original Bongo van last year but he wouldn't
I came very close, but decided i didn't need another project car....and then i bought the V6 BA anyway lol



Anyway, pics. Not sure if i like them, but they've only been on for half a day.





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Old 16-10-2013, 10:43 PM   #42
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wrong lines for those wheels. A different colour body like the Passion Rose maybe

A Bongo - I saw one recently half finished resto. was thinking if only I decided to stay employed.
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Old 17-10-2013, 10:26 AM   #43
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Yeah i'm not really feeling them. I think some gold MS-01Fs are the way to go.
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Old 17-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #44
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The look very Mercedes Benz IMO
My Efini rims would look good on that colour.
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Old 17-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #45
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would suit it in shadow chrome/black chrome
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Old 31-10-2013, 08:56 PM   #46
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So, last weekend I finally changed the windows from the donor to The Substitute

No pics, but they're just the untinted factory windows, which i don't mind.

Now for RWC.

Then new wheels and springs. And i might paint the roof satin black as the paint up there is rather bald anyway.
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:36 AM   #47
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they check the tint on your RWC hey. What's the cost in Vic anyway Rupe - Good and slightly sideways
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Vote 1 for clean glass.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:12 AM   #49
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they check the tint on your RWC hey. What's the cost in Vic anyway Rupe - Good and slightly sideways
Yeah, the old stuff was pretty cloudy and peeling. $150 for a RWC for me, as i 'know a guy' but he's quite picky!

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Vote 1 for clean glass.
Clean...yeah, still filthy from sitting outside in the weather for a year lol.

I was more worried about getting them in before i ran out of time, but it was pretty simple in the end. The hardest part was getting them out of the donor due to forgetting the keys and a spare battery to power them up/down.
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Clean...yeah, still filthy from sitting outside in the weather for a year lol.
A year... and the rest! I did clean the passengers rear though after the ute barfed coolant onto it
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A year... and the rest! I did clean the passengers rear though after the ute barfed coolant onto it
Ha was it longer? I just took a guess!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #52
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So this happened. I could have sworn I'd bought a Lantis sedan muffler months/years ago, but must have procrastinated as i was hoping for it to come down in price or something (or i sold it!)...but anyway, i'd been thinking for the last few weeks that i wish there was one for sale - as it's all i really want on this car.

15000kms old...can't beat that! All stainless catback.







Of course it's Mazdaspeed


Booked in for RWC Friday, too.
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Now you just have to wait for it to arrive. LOL
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Love the grey. It's a pretty rare color on ba's as far as I can tell. Only 95-96 maybe. In the ba brochure it lists abs as std. Mine had ac as the only listed option. The best way to remove tint is to let a tint shop do it with a steamer. I paid $40 last time on an old 3dr swift. You don't want to damage the demister.
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Love the grey. It's a pretty rare color on ba's as far as I can tell. Only 95-96 maybe. In the ba brochure it lists abs as std. Mine had ac as the only listed option. The best way to remove tint is to let a tint shop do it with a steamer. I paid $40 last time on an old 3dr swift. You don't want to damage the demister.
He really swapped the rear window for the free AGT sticker that was on it
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #56
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**** you Mazda, **** you.

Who the hell puts an engine number at the back of the block, facing upwards, that is only 30% visible from the top, and virtually inaccessible from the bottom.

An hour, of forcing my arm up through subframe and around PS pumps to get a finger over the tab with the engine number, and actually get it clean enough to read with one of those little mirrors on a stalk. The easiest way was actually go get my arm up through the gap above the steering rack diagonally - even then i really needed fingers with 360 joints.

....only to discover that the engine has been changed at some point in time and the engine number has never been updated with Vicroads. ****ing hell.

Eh, so i'll fake an invoice.

Also discovered the reason why the rear number plate lights didn't work was because the wires had been chopped in the boot. WTF?


Anyway, all sorted, just need to get it registered now.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #57
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**** thought you would of known where they put the K-series engine block numbers it's worse on a Eunos 800.

Be honest no real surprise it's not the original engine.

I love how authorities want proof you legally bought an engine LOL.

The amount of engine that well when rebuilt - Do you really re-stamp the block if it's been decked. It's original to the car ?
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I'd known it was in a **** place after reading it on here, but hadn't actually had to look for one before! haha

Yeah, I've always thought that 150 thou was all these really lasted for...and that's probably about right considering this just ticked over 275 thou.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:36 PM   #59
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The design fault is in the that fact mazda didn't explain to every body how they desgined the cooling system.

In that you have a separate header tank - designed to SAVE - the end tanks ? what the ****. All in all what it is simply when they got to about 80,000kms or more in Aus or ten year old. The heat got to plastics and bits broke failed and feel off and replacement of any of the expansion chambers that were designed to break then forced extra pressure onto the other parts of the system. 90% of K series into other cars haven't had cooling issues. Once you basically rip out the radiator go to a triple flow dual core and run a normal 0.8 bar pressure cap and normal expansion tank all is fine. The factory stuff just never tells you when it fails till it's too late. Being all alloy it's no different to any modern All alloy engine like a Sr20 - MZR - even a LS1 LSX. Any alloy engine run into the nice danger zones a where the cast alloy can warp, it's easily gone for life. When you consider how many owners in the 2nd hand world KF KL K8 power Eunos 30x 800 Mx-6 626 323 etc all sold, cheaper to buy a 2nd hand one until of course - limited numbers ?
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So, it's been registered for a couple of weeks now. Had to use the battery in another car at work, and discovered that the alarm in the Substitute does work after all...when the remote wouldn't turn it off. Luckily found a bit of paper in all the stuff i got with the car that told me how the master override works. Had the keyfob frequencies recalibrated (as they were out of sync) and a button replaced, but no joy there. Would be nice to have a working on though - when i've got some time i'll get it sorted.
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