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  1. rivalrx

    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Been super busy at work etc lately so it’s hard to finish it all off. Will keep you all posted on the progress. Winter cruising is just around the corner.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Pretty sure the hand brake is working all sweet after some shortening! Will be booking the next available Cert check and then it’s back to the compliance centre to complete the process and gain plates.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Bonza cob
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    I have S5t rx7 gearbox and that’s throwing it out somewhat. Might do me some reading on ausrota - for now the stickers are fine.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    So 4 things needed to fix for cert (1) Wheel alignment - print out emailed for cert (2) bump stops on the rear struts - done (3) speedo stickers made as my calibration is 17% out. (4) hand brake cable - we tried spacing them out however the rear sections are just too long. I’m booking it into a professional outfit hopefully next weekend so I can get custom hand brake cable made. Then thats cert sorted and compliance also as I need a working handbrake. It’s only money aye
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cert recheck today Passed the drive test and the 5x 100km brake test too. Let me tell you it was loving the fang today and performed spot on. It was the first time going over 50km haha so I had my beady eyes on the temp gauge The only remaining things to do are: 1) supply the alignment print out (repair cert person has this so will need another copy printed) 2) add 2 rear bump stops - ordering tomorrow from a George Stocks 3) tighten hand brake (this needs to be done for the compliance also) 4) the speedo is out 15-20km. I need to apply custom stickers to the speedo corresponding to the correct speed increments eg 120km is actually 100km Legal cruising is so close I can taste it.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    RX4 steelies are on with a little taller white walls of 70 series vs the 65 on my previous steelies. Fouled the plugs this weekend and got brand new plugs. Will put more conservative jets in tomorrow and hopefully stops the plugs fouling. Ive drive It 10km EVER so I’m still feeling it out day by day.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Rear diff brake line bracket moved and brakes bled. Last job is adjust hand brake you beauty
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Another cert job ticked off the list - secured the 2 petrol tank vent pipes. I also remade made a rear brake bracket and prepped the diff for welding it back on. Another job potentially ticked off the list.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cheers mate - I have a few heater assemblies here if I ever get the need. I might put in an electric one under the dash if it comes to it.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cheers Alex - I need to somehow clear coat the metal parts as I don’t want to encourage the rust back to it haha. Patina - you just can’t buy it
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cheers pal - the patina is cool aye. Thanks for the comment - it sounds nice and crisp in he flesh too. Still needs a good tune and a decent fanging for good measure. Mase-rx is me on Snapchat if anyone is interested. I post a few vids etc on there too.
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cheery Jonny - glad someone thinks it’s cool apart from me haha. Ive tried to keep it honest as I can but a bit of a NA sleeper too. Hotwire regret...perhaps Im just loving the steelies at the moment. I ventured past another speed bump in my street today and no scrapage. I’m looking forward to the slightly higher profile tyres soon to allow me another cm of clearance. Might be taking it to hamptons next weekend if the weather is fine as it’s the caffeine and classics track day. Get some seat time in it and maybe, just maybe get it in 5th for the first time
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    Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Update - all items on the list are done apart from adjusting the hand brake and moving the rear hard brake line up a tad on the diff. I fired the coupe up today and idled it for 20min the drove it up and down the road to get some heat into it. I wanted to monitor the temp and ensure the fan is doing its job and that the rad isn’t spitting any fluid. Pretty sure some neighbours applauded when I turned it off. That just made me turn it right back on. Cert recheck 14th May and toad test. Here are are some pics from today