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Old 10-24-17, 06:57 AM
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Tom... You have a perfect example of the "enhanced stock" FD. Not stock, but you could mistake it for stock. Just way nicer.
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Tom... You have a perfect example of the "enhanced stock" FD. Not stock, but you could mistake it for stock. Just way nicer.
Cheers Gordon, that's exactly the aim with this build .

I picked up another FD today! So this will be my fourth, but the first time I've been foolish enough to own two at the same time. It's a Feb '92 type X, so a high spec and very early model (10 years older than my blue car!). It needs a new engine, hence the crazy ride height. The cool bit is that nearly all the original bits are still with the car and I'll be keeping it that way. This will be a restoring what is there job, rather than replacing with new . Hoping to get it close to as-new condition, though.

She's been off the road for years, so will need a good going over.







They both just about fit on the drive together, I really need to crack on with the new garage now. I guess I best add another door to the plans .
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So this was the extent of snow we got in Somerset:



Very disappointing I must say.

So the winter project is well under way and the end is sort of in sight.









All the bolts etc are in good shape. After plating they should last well.



Everything is being painted with epoxy, few more coats to go on these..





Picked up a few more new SR bits, because it is so close to being full SR spec that it would be rude not to.





I've been pretty bad at taking pictures recently, I've actually done loads more, just haven't taken pictures of it all. I'll catch up this weekend if I get time.

Tonight the diff is being stripped to swap the crown and pinion from a 4.1 final drive to a 4.44, new seals, crush tube etc. This will be the second attempt, this time with a proper bearing press tool, I got stuck last time trying to remove the bearing near the pinion gear, there isn't much to go on with a press without risking damage to the bearings, so I didn't risk it. Fingers crossed that'll all be fine tonight so I can crack on with the gearbox bits and start slinging the car back together soon.

Other bits done that I don't have pictures of:
New tie rods.
New track rod ends.
New rack boots.
All suspension arms have new pillow ***** and super pro bushes, all joint boots replaced also.
New brake lines.
New wheel bearings pressed in.
New rear brake dust shields fitted.

Hoping to get the arches and underside painted over the next couple of weeks. Still got the fuel tank to go too. Getting there, though.

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Subframe just needs cavity wax injection then it is done.





So back to the diff work..


This tool worked great in the press removing the pinion bearing.





All went fine, the backlash and tooth engagement etc are spot on after swap, happy with that .










All swapped over to 4.44, new oem pinion and driveshaft seals, crush tube, rear cover, painted and ready to fit....At some point.
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Front arches have been cleaned with salt remover, marine cleaner, rust converter on any surface rust, then epoxy. Steering rack is now all back together with new bushes, tie rods, boots and track rod ends .





Should be able to start putting the front end back together after another coat on the arches . Then it is just gearbox work and finishing off the painting of the rear end.

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Did you end up putting sound deading in the doors?
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Missed you for a while. This has become a rotisserie wonderchild. You'll have to go through a puddle someday, you know. Hehehe. Beautiful, Tom.
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yea great stuff and congrats on the new car.

What's crazy is you are doing a lot of this stuff in your driveway.

Have you had any experience painting? The paint job on the car looks great.
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Did you end up putting sound deading in the doors?
I haven't yet, I'll revisit that within the next few months . I saw a thread on here recommending Cascade vb-2, looks like just the stuff I need for the job, I'll just have to sort out a vapour barrier first.

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Missed you for a while. This has become a rotisserie wonderchild. You'll have to go through a puddle someday, you know. Hehehe. Beautiful, Tom.
Haha, thanks Gordon.

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yea great stuff and congrats on the new car.

What's crazy is you are doing a lot of this stuff in your driveway.

Have you had any experience painting? The paint job on the car looks great.
I'm planning to rectify that one soon, just finished submitting my plans for my garage build, so that should all kick off within the next month or two. I cannot wait to get stuck into that, having a decent work shop and space for the cars is pretty exciting .

This is the first car I've sprayed and I'm really pleased with it tbh! I did have a bit of a concern when it was in primer and looking quite sad...One of those "I better be able to pull this off" moments . I do intend to do some more spraying this summer when the weather is decent and the humidity down (Well...Down for the UK, it's always fairly humid here!) .
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Cool, you adding on or getting an external garage built?

I have the space and recently got an big air compressor and would like to paint my own car but man it so much work. I'm sure it's rewarding though.
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where did you get the stainless pistons with rebuild kit for the rear calipers? will they fit 93-95?
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Subframe just needs cavity wax injection then it is done.





So back to the diff work..


This tool worked great in the press removing the pinion bearing.





All went fine, the backlash and tooth engagement etc are spot on after swap, happy with that .










All swapped over to 4.44, new oem pinion and driveshaft seals, crush tube, rear cover, painted and ready to fit....At some point.
What is cavity wax injection?
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Cool, you adding on or getting an external garage built?

I have the space and recently got an big air compressor and would like to paint my own car but man it so much work. I'm sure it's rewarding though.
It'll be added onto the side of the house with a connecting door. Yeah spraying is a lot of work but worth it imo. It's hard to find a decent spray shop that really cares about your car and takes the time to address any issues they find in the best way for longevity. It's so easy to fill an imperfection and be done with it rather than tap/slide hammer it out until it's good in the metal, especially if time is money like in a body shop. I personally don't like the idea of anyone else taking my car apart and I particularity didn't want any body filler on the car unless absolutely nessisary. It is quite cool to look at the car and think "I painted that", it's very satisfying work .

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I bought a bunch of them back in 2012ish, I think they came from Aus.....But cant remember where from I'm afraid.

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What is cavity wax injection?
Anti rust/corrosion stuff, just about the best protection for any cavity. It comes in cans with propellant, so with a long cavity nozzle you can coat the insides of your cavities in it through the bung access holes that the FD is riddled with. When it dries it's a waxy brown sort of finish, awesome stuff, I've done every single cavity on this car in Dinitrol 3125 :icon_tup.

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Out with the .806, in with the .719 .





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The RX-8 diff cover is a nice upgrade. Really like your car, it's so nice. Do you still have the Spirit R tach you had in one of your other cars?

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So you're switching to the US-spec 5th gear?
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The RX-8 diff cover is a nice upgrade. Really like your car, it's so nice. Do you still have the Spirit R tach you had in one of your other cars?

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Thanks! Whether the cover makes much difference, I'm not sure, but it certainly look cool . Yeah I still have the new SR tach in my spares pile . I've got an SR cluster to fit to this car when it's back on the ground. I do like the silver gauge faces, they look more modern than the off-white/cream faces I think.

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So you're switching to the US-spec 5th gear?
Yeah the .719 was in the US and euro cars, I think the Aus ones too. As I've switched to a 4.44 rear end, the .719 5th reduces my cruise rpm at 70mph from 3364 down to 3001. Which is actually 105rpm lower than than if I still had the 4.1 rear end and the .806 5th, so a bit more economy on cruise .
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Always fancied running the short 5th and the 3.90 rear....
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Why would you want that? that would make the car accelerate slower in 1st-4th and shorten 5th . Unless I guess if you are making a lot of power and are after longer gears .

Finished off painting the underside today. All the cavities have been done. All that's left painting wise is to underseal the arches and the strip inside of the sill that's inline with the front wheels to give it all a bit of extra protection. I need to remember to pop in to the platers next week and get all the bolts done, don't want to be putting her back together with non shiny bolts .










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Thats very nice interior, just wondering is that original Spirit R steering wheel or a retrimmed one
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Thats very nice interior, just wondering is that original Spirit R steering wheel or a retrimmed one
Thanks! I've got some interior updates to post soon . The wheel currently in the car is a retrimmed wheel as the SR wheel doesn't match the rest of the SR leather. The SR handbrake lever, handbrake gaiter, shift **** and gear gaiter is a grey leather, the SR steering wheel is black leather. Now if you're anything like me that would wind you up not matching . So I sold on the SR wheel I had and got a normal Nardi retrimmed in a leather to match the other SR parts I have fitted. I also went for a wider european diamond stitch on the wheel because I think it looks more classy .
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Thanks! I've got some interior updates to post soon . The wheel currently in the car is a retrimmed wheel as the SR wheel doesn't match the rest of the SR leather. The SR handbrake lever, handbrake gaiter, shift **** and gear gaiter is a grey leather, the SR steering wheel is black leather. Now if you're anything like me that would wind you up not matching . So I sold on the SR wheel I had and got a normal Nardi retrimmed in a leather to match the other SR parts I have fitted. I also went for a wider european diamond stitch on the wheel because I think it looks more classy .
This look rather good, as I am in 2 minds whether to retrim or not, if retrim i want to match the original black but your grey color is looking very nice also. The dilemma i have is because i have a Spirit R so i want it look exactly same as original. Where did u get it retrimmmed if you don't mind me asking. My SR is currently in HK and will be back to UK soon
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