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Old 10-20-18, 05:26 AM
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Unfortunately I missed the chance to enter the car into Rotary Revival. Which is tomorrow

So I've told myself that it's time to pull the finger out & this weekend the car WILL be dropped on the ground to be ready for a tow truck.

I got my Old Man around to help me with some of the more fiddly stuff while I worked on the Wheel Hubs. He went about making an intake from my old 3"stainless exhaust. The thing needed a good clean Inside to remove the old **** and but it came up really neat.

He also fabbed up some Dash brackets for me which incorporated the Bonnet Latch. I'll paint them black and re-install when I get the chance.

























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Lately I've been addicted to watching #Mickeyspec build his FD on the youtube channel Throtl, so I thought I would follow suit and try and "Mickeyspec" the LCA's, Hubs & Stub Axles.

While my old man worked on the fiddly stuff I got my hands dirty on these wheel hubs. The things were absolutely filthy... 30 years of grime and bullshit caked on all over them but I got stuck in with a toothbrush and scourer pads to try and bring them back to life as best I could.

Next up was a thorough clean inside of the hubs, wheel bearings and castle cap etc. Once they were clean I would put them aside on a fresh towel and covered them to avoid any dirt/dust getting in.

Assembly and re-packing I decided to use the Palm-F*&k method and created an absolute Mess! hahahah There has to be an easier way of packing wheel bearings

But all in all it was a good experience to learn how the Mazda hubs are put together and I can rest easy knowing they are fresh now.. Weird that you can't replace the races without modifying the hub itself. I guess Mazda wanted people to buy $1000 worth of hubs everything they needed replacing.




















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Nothing like a solid weekend working on the car!! Just a great time to button up all the little things I kept telling myself were easy jobs and they could wait.

Got on to installing the fresh hubs this morning. Seems even though they were pressed in as straight as possible, they still needed a bit of persuasion to fall into place. grabbed the Torque Gun and some throw away nuts and rattled the studs into place.

Went to re-install the brake calipers and noticed the old bolts were all cross threaded and cut down way too short, only hanging on by a few threads.... FFS the Previous Owner was definitely on the spectrum with some of the mods done to this thing... Off to Repco to grab some 8.8 Bolts, cut them down to correct size & re-install.

Note: Calipers definitely need painting but they can wait till the car is tuned.

Next up was just fiddly stuff. Finalising Intercooler clamps, Front Bar Install, Piping brackets and all the small stuff that needed doing prior to getting back on the road. But God Damn it feels good to have it back on the ground and knowing that I've gone over everything. I've ordered some Mishimoto Open Ended Nuts and they should arrive end of the week to replace the interim ones on the car.

Next step from here is to call my Towie and organise a drop off time for Dyno and boost. Not sure on his schedule but hopefully I can get it done in the next month.


























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woohooo! epic work mate!! killer!

Cant wait to see how it ends up going!
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Originally Posted by YLD 78U View Post
woohooo! epic work mate!! killer!

Cant wait to see how it ends up going!
Thanks mate. Awesome feeling getting back on the ground.

Not here to **** spiders... just gonna tell the tuner to send it
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Very nicely done. Had to catch up a bit but everything is looking great. And yeah love that mickeyspec rx7
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Very nicely done. Had to catch up a bit but everything is looking great. And yeah love that mickeyspec rx7
Thanks mate Few more weekends to do a bit of tidy up and final checks then it's booked in for dyno time on the 25th November. Exciting times!
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More parts still arriving slowly... Open Ended Wheel Nuts just rocked up.

Mishimoto were out of stock so picked up these Muteki racing ones.... I prefer steel wheel nuts anyway, they don't back off when you torque them.





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Goood mate, for track work steel are better!
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Just the little things left to on the RX7 prior to the tune... Incoming Bullet point list :P
  • Adjust Wheel Bearing Torque (Ghetto but it still works, hang 1kg of dumbells off some electrical wire, back off nut till it spins... Winner)
  • Adjust Clutch Pedal (Way too short, but dear god I hate getting under this dash)
  • Air Pressure in tyres (My spidey senses were tingling and I was right - 14 psi )
  • Install New Wheel nuts (Sexual, except for the XXR's.... don't worry I'm working on that)
  • Drive a 400kw Bright Yellow Evo 9 (Holy **** this thing is out of control quick)
  • Tidy up the Engine bay & Wash the car. (Mrs loves washing the cars so I enjoyed a Lazy Bear)
That was my Saturday in bullet form. Now to just wait for the last car parts to arrive to install next weekend


























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