Video Log Of The Restomodding Of My '76 RX-5 Cosmo (New Vid Dec. 23/2018) - Page 2 - RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum

Go Back  RX7Club.com - Mazda RX7 Forum > Generation Specific > Old School and Other Rotary
Reload this Page >

Video Log Of The Restomodding Of My '76 RX-5 Cosmo (New Vid Dec. 23/2018)

Old School and Other Rotary Old School and Other Rotary Powered Vehicles including performance modifications and technical support

Video Log Of The Restomodding Of My '76 RX-5 Cosmo (New Vid Dec. 23/2018)

Old 10-01-10, 02:13 PM
  #26  
Needs More Noise
10 Year Member
iTrader: (12)
 
bwaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,374
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Not your stuff Dave, the stuff at mazmart.

Originally Posted by rotarydude View Post
although if i ever get over there and inventory that may change
That is true, but the general answer given to 99% who call will be, nope all gone......

-billy
bwaits is offline  
Old 10-02-10, 10:37 AM
  #27  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Guys, remember that I am across the continent and have no idea who this dealer is, or how any of you relate to it.

So should I even bother calling them? Or did the parts disappear long ago?

At any rate, I am editing the video disassembly video now but will have a busy next couple of days so it it may be a little while.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-02-10, 11:34 AM
  #28  
Committee Member #3
iTrader: (7)
 
jm93rx7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: S. Florida
Posts: 3,156
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
subscribed.... Nice videos
jm93rx7 is offline  
Old 10-02-10, 08:25 PM
  #29  
Back in the saddle again
10 Year Member
iTrader: (2)
 
rotarydude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 7,051
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Aaron Cake View Post
Guys, remember that I am across the continent and have no idea who this dealer is, or how any of you relate to it.

So should I even bother calling them? Or did the parts disappear long ago?

At any rate, I am editing the video disassembly video now but will have a busy next couple of days so it it may be a little while.
Your best bet would be to post a list of what you are looking for. Some of us know where to find the stuff but what we know is to broad to list.
rotarydude is offline  
Old 10-03-10, 07:15 AM
  #30  
Rotary Enthusiast
10 Year Member
iTrader: (25)
 
Landon303's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: clearwater, florida
Posts: 1,420
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cool! I"m glad to finally see your cosmo is getting attention =)

Keep it up, looking forward to the engine tear down video
Landon303 is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 08:39 AM
  #31  
Needs More Noise
10 Year Member
iTrader: (12)
 
bwaits's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,374
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by rotarydude View Post
Your best bet would be to post a list of what you are looking for. Some of us know where to find the stuff but what we know is to broad to list.
Agreed... I will help any way I can.

-billy
bwaits is offline  
Old 10-04-10, 06:29 PM
  #32  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Thanks everyone. At the moment I think I have everything I need from a more local source. Everything except a passenger front fender. I'm sure that as I go along, I'll be needing more stuff...
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 10:39 AM
  #33  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Part 3 - Engine Disassembly and Cleaning

Part 3 covering engine disassembly and cleaning has now been posted. When I initially started tearing down the engine and looked through the exhaust ports, I was worried about the condition of the housings. But as soon as I got into the engine, I was pleasantly surprised.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MXfs_Srs4

Now, what to do next? I think I'll start plugging some holes (antenna, door handles, etc.) in the body. A little bit of light body work to get those juices flowing again.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 03:10 PM
  #34  
Banned. I got OWNED!!!
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: salt lake ut
Posts: 3,578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Aaron Cake- the 23000 posts that ted wished he was

-Ted


great vids, great victory on the housings
stevensimon is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 03:35 PM
  #35  
Torqueless Wonder
10 Year Member
iTrader: (1)
 
cptpain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Killeen, Texas, U.S.A.
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I like where this is going!!!
cptpain is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 03:38 PM
  #36  
Full Member
10 Year Member
 
CoRDiTe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tampa
Posts: 187
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I might of missed it in the earlier posts, but when you purchased this did it come with a title? If not are you just going to make this a show car or a track car ?
CoRDiTe is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:10 PM
  #37  
Rotary Enthusiast
iTrader: (14)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: the dalles
Posts: 1,161
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ah i love the canadian accent!! maaazda. so great man. i coulda swore i read that you were stickin a more modern motor in there. but i might have read wrong. that motor looked great man! cant wait for the next update
thejallenator is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:21 PM
  #38  
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Gryffinwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 434
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Wow, this is great, keep it up!!!
Gryffinwings is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:23 PM
  #39  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by CoRDiTe View Post
I might of missed it in the earlier posts, but when you purchased this did it come with a title? If not are you just going to make this a show car or a track car ?
Complete with title. The local wrecking yard will not take a car unless they receive the title.

Originally Posted by thejallenator View Post
ah i love the canadian accent!! maaazda. so great man. i coulda swore i read that you were stickin a more modern motor in there. but i might have read wrong. that motor looked great man! cant wait for the next update
These housings will be used with GSL-SE irons to create a hybrid old-school 6 port engine.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:26 PM
  #40  
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Gryffinwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 434
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
What electric impact and drill are you using, I could use those tools myself.
Gryffinwings is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:39 PM
  #41  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Originally Posted by Gryffinwings View Post
What electric impact and drill are you using, I could use those tools myself.
The electric impact is made by "Power Fist" and sold through Princess Auto. Your equivalent would be "Harbor Freight" and I bet they have one that looks exactly the same (they all come from the same place in China). For the $69 I paid, it has done very well. Most of the time it can get the flywheel and front hub nuts off without too much of an issue.

The little impact is a 1/4" drive 100 FT-LBs 18V cordless from Canadian Tire. They have a "powerXchange" line of tools which all use the same 18V Li-Ion or Ni-Cad batteries.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-05-10, 04:40 PM
  #42  
Full Member
 
kevk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: virgina
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sweet dude cant wait to see what you do with the body ohh and hay when you get to the dash give just dashes a call iam sending mine to them soon too and rotarydude already has i believe
kevk is offline  
Old 10-06-10, 02:52 PM
  #43  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
I figure I will just recover the dash myself with vinyl. Doesn't seem that hard to do. The shipping to Just Dashes and back would be very costly and I've never heard of the company before.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-06-10, 04:38 PM
  #44  
Banned. I got OWNED!!!
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: salt lake ut
Posts: 3,578
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
you should look int flocking the stock dash..

suede feel=cool fo real
stevensimon is offline  
Old 10-06-10, 05:11 PM
  #45  
Full Member
 
kevk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: virgina
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
well i know the mostly do stuff for classic american cars but did you check out there website
kevk is offline  
Old 10-09-10, 10:34 AM
  #46  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
It's is probably easier and faster for me to just recover it in vinyl. Just need some glue and a heat gun, and then time. I'll likely be giving the same treatment to some other trim in the car when I reach that point. But that's a long way off.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-09-10, 10:40 AM
  #47  
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Gryffinwings's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 434
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
When's the next video coming out, I enjoyed watching the others.
Gryffinwings is offline  
Old 10-09-10, 09:27 PM
  #48  
Mmm, Tacos..
5 Year Member
 
_Ko0LaiD_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orting, Wa
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Found the perfect color today. http://is.gd/fU6n2
_Ko0LaiD_ is offline  
Old 10-10-10, 10:03 AM
  #49  
Engine, Not Motor
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Aaron Cake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 29,671
Thanks: 0
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
That's pretty close. What I'm going to have to do is hit the paint store and just look at a lot of samples. The metallic blue (possibly called "laser metallic blue") on the Chevy Cobalt is a good starting point, with a little darker tint.
Aaron Cake is offline  
Old 10-10-10, 11:16 AM
  #50  
Mmm, Tacos..
5 Year Member
 
_Ko0LaiD_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orting, Wa
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, that's a pretty good color. Do you mean this one? http://is.gd/fV48M
_Ko0LaiD_ is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: