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Old 12-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #1
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1993 Mazda 323 Astina GT-X

Chassis:
1993 Mazda BG 323 Astina Hatch SOHC[BG10P2]

Engine:
Complete JDM Familia GT-X Transplant [Engine, Loom & ECU]
1839cc DOHC Fuel Injected Turbo
VF10 hybrid turbo
Turbotech Boost Controller @ 16psi
Turbosmart 20mm Kompact Bypass Valve
Mazda B-code VAF [tuned]
Walbro GSS431 Fuel Pump
M-Tuned Dual Feed Fuel Rail
Sard Fuel Pressure Regulator with DRiFT Fuel Pressure Gauge
2.5" OEM Dump Pipe to 2.5" Cat, 2.25" Press Bent Exhaust, One Muffler
3A Racing Pod Filter
Cold Air Intake
Bosch HEC715 High Energy Coil
9mm Queensland Ignition Leads
NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
40mm Aluminium Radiator
Oil Catch Can
'Wrinkle Red' Cam Cover
JDM MazdaSpeed Oil Cap
JDM Pollution Canister

Driveline:
Rebuilt 5 Speed G-Series Gearbox [G-series Casings, G25M-R and Familia 4WD Gears]
Custom 3-piece Double Cone Synchros on 1st, 2nd & 3rd
PAR Straight Cut 3rd Gear
Familia GTR 5th Gear [0.71]
mFactory Helical LSD
Familia GTX flywheel
NPC Custom 5-puck Ceramic/Metallic Sprung Centre Clutch
eBay Short Shifter
Skunk2 Shift Knob
Solid Crossmember Bushes

Handling/Braking:
BC Racing 'BR' Coilovers [6kg Front, 4kg Rear]
Whiteline Strut Braces [Front & Rear]
Whiteline 24mm Front Swaybar
Whiteline 22mm Rear Swaybar
35mm Double Offset Urethane Front LCA Bushes
Urethane Front & Rear Swaybar Link Bushes
DOHC Brake Rotors/Callipers/Hubs [Front & Rear]
Slotted Brake Rotors [Front & Rear]
Braided Brake Lines [Front]
QFM A1RM Brake Pads [Front]
QFM HPX Brake Pads [Rear]

Fluids:
Engine: Penrite SIN 10w70
Gearbox: Redline ShockProof Lightweight
Brakes/Clutch: Nulon SuperDOT4
Cooling: Tectaloy 90+

Wheels/Tyres:
JDM MazdaSpeed MS-03 15"x7" Rims
Kumho KU-36 Tyres [Front & Rear]

Exterior:
JDM Familia Front Grill Badge
JDM Rear Centre Garnish
JDM Tail/Brake Lights
JDM 'GT-X' Badging [Rear]
JDM MazdaSpeed Badging [Rear]
JDM 'DOHC Turbo' Badging [Sides]
Darkest Legal Tint
Complete LED Bulb Replacement
'Race Spec' Tow Hook

Interior:
Autometer Air/Fuel Ratio Gauge
Autometer Boost/Vac Gauge
Gizzmo DSII Shfit Light
Apex'i Turbo Timer
JDM Factory Option MOMO Leather Steering Wheel
Familia GTX Front Seats
Redline Leather Shifter & Handbrake Boots
Complete LED Bulb Replacement
Stinger Alarm [Immobiliser, Central Locking & Remote Entry]

Stereo:
Pioneer DEH-3100UB Head Unit
Response AA0426 4x100w Amp
2x Pioneer TS-A1672S 3-Way 6" Speakers
Kicker VC-124 Comp 12" 300w Sub in box

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Old 12-02-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
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I thought I'd finally start up a ride/project thread and stop cluttering up the 'What have you done to your car today?' thread.

I've had the pleasure of owning this car for about 3.5 years now and I love it more every day. My self and some mates have put a lot of time and effort into getting it to where it is now. Even the gallery above is inaccurate in terms of interior setup and under bonnet goodies now.

If you'd like pics of anything specific let me know, but I'll keep this thread up to date with my mods from now on.
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:07 PM   #3
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It's the end of the weekend and the state of play is thus. 1x nice 2.5" dump that bolts to the factory bend. 1x VJ20 and manifold for reference and possible spares or another hybrid project. 1x VJ20 rear housing and core bolts/plates. 1x VF20 with 2 out of 4 core bolts removed. And finally a factory dump heat shield. I have been looking for one for about a year now.





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Old 19-02-2012, 05:04 PM   #4
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Gave the car a wash and detailed the rims for the all jap day this morning. It still looks great sitting out on the street. Cleanest it's been in months and the rims look amazing again. However my stereo died on Monday and I have been without tunes since. The head unit is working, but everything runs off the amp in the boot. I tested it today and all fuses are fine and there is 12v going to the amp. I redid the remote wire, but still no love, so I'm going to have to dive into the loom behind the head unit.
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Old 25-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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I got my turbos back from East Coast Customs and the work is great. They ported the waste gate as far as possible and welded the flap in place to ensure a tight fit when closed. They also cracked the 2 bolts on the VF10 that I couldn't break, and I split the turbo this morning.

I'll mock up the hybrid on my spare manifold and use the other VJ20 as a guide for the oil and water lines. Then I should be able to fit it over the course of a day with just some slightly modified piping going to the stock side mount intercooler for now.






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Old 26-02-2012, 04:17 PM   #6
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I finally got around to spraying and installing my dump pipe heat shield. Now I have full set and they don't look too bad in the engine bay if you ask me. When fitting the dump shield I noticed a wet lower rad pipe. Turned out the engine side clamp had failed/threaded itself at some point. So I had to dump out a pretty fresh load Redline Water Wetter. And since Burson's were closed I had to get Tectaloy. At least I found it now and not up a mountain somewhere.

I also fitted the oil catch can I've had sitting around for a few weeks. The setup going into the factory intake isn't the nicest thing you'll see, but it works. And it's not entirely useless since I have noticed a bit of blow by in the intake pipe.





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Old 26-02-2012, 05:11 PM   #7
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Nice work on the catch can placement buddy, nice little spot down there. Did you use factory holes that were already there or drill your own?

I may place mine over the other side of the bay, not really sure yet as I may look into my radiator overflow first and just buy matching ones so it doesn't look outta place.

Very nice and tidy car bro, keep up the good work
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Old 26-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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I used one of the many spare holes that became available when the factory air box was fully removed. I found a bolt that fit and flattened and drilled the mounts that came with the catch can. It's nice and stealth, but I need to do something about the abortion that is the adapter/connector setup with clear hose.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #9
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Well ****...









At least it's only panels and no damage to the chassis or engine bay.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:10 AM   #10
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Bugger. Now wait for anzac day all you can carry?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #11
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #12
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Nah it's getting done under insurance. I've got a rating 1 so they waived the $400 excess. It's getting assessed tomorrow morning and hopefully fixed within a few weeks but who knows. I'm pretty sure I'm gonna need to rent a car for work.
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Sometimes they will pay for it or subsidize it when its being repaired?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #14
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Nah I don't have anything like that in my policy. I get a free ride back from the assessment centre and that's it. All I really want them to do is fix the panels and let me sort out the suspension since it's got different bushes and other things that might need replacing but that I don't trust your average mechanic to handle. I'll probably give it to MX-5 Plus when it's back for a proper check over of the front end.
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #15
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Bugger. That's a shame since you were near the finishing line with the modding.

I did that at lakeside at 100kph, and the only mechanical issue was a busted steering rack.

If it still drives straight, and you don't have any vibrations, you probably dodged a bullet mechanical wise.

What you hit? Or what hit you?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:59 AM   #16
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Still drives straight, although the steering wheel is turned a little to the left. She came across in front me of, I hit the brakes, went into her drivers side at the rear and her momentum pushed my drivers side up on a kerb, which would have done something to the suspension.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:23 AM   #17
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you might have just bent a control arm.

Not nice. I hate them accidents because it's the you hit her even when they are most likely at fault for flying in front of you.

had one just like it, difference was the kid was doing 100Plus in 50 and well just my tap put him into a pole.

Never saw this before but now your BG is on my No2 of BG's (WTF323 is still my no1)
Love the spec list - must PM you about it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #18
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Finally completed my hybrid turbo! Cleaned out the oil in the compressor housing using an overnight soak in vinegar and distilled water and then a quick blast with the pressurised degreaser to clear anything my rags and toothbrush couldn't reach. Just used degreaser and a light rag on the actual compressor face and a toothbrush on the compressor wheel and fins.

Then spent this morning re-coupling the housings and core to line up the actuator arm with the waste gate flap. Then I reinstalled the oil drain and added the new coolant banjo bolts. I'll re-use the oil feed from the current vj20 setup on my motor.










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My car is currently in with 'Victory Motor Body Works' in Kremzow St, Brendale. I've called them and confirmed that my bonnet is being repaired and not replaced, so I don't have to worry about clearing the radiator again. Completion date is currently 28/03/2012.
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Old 23-03-2012, 12:55 PM   #20
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Quick update. Spoke to Victory Motor Body Works and my car will be complete next week. They got some parts in, but apparently they were crap. So I'm glad they aren't just slapping the car back together. Can't wait to see my baby again.
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