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  1. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    It's alive. Brake lines in and all plumbed up. Few wiring niggles to sus and the hood lining will be put in soon. Then the screens.
  2. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Keen as for a roadie one day mate. That Takaka hill is gagging for it need vin cert and compliance. Hopefully I have done everything right and it should not be too much of a mission.
  3. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Cheers man. It’s angry as. Keen as for an exhaust so the neighbours all don’t hate me more than the already do. Super close for a sneaky drive.
  4. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    The wiring is 85% done im now in need of: custom drive shaft (getting made soon) weld up d shaft loop for cert dinish off the dynamat job bleed brakes and clutch put in new rooflining (arrived today) Get exhaust made (have all pipes flanges bends etc screwns in (soon after the hoodlining is done) interior and door cards then take it around the block to give it a shake down then VIN and have a cert session. Its getting close.... won be driving at nats or reunion this year.
  5. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    SO it appears that photobucket is not being nice...great. Here is first start up
  6. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    The rear callipers are now secured to the diff and were spot on using the brackets I had fabbed up. Old School FXGT callipers (fit under 13” wheels) Series 2 RX7 new discs 4 x 110 I’m replacing the countersunk stainless brake disc screws for more high tensile options and probably moving away from the allen key also. The old hard line is in place however I need to cut and flare/adapt to suit soft lines. These will need to be custom as the FXGT callipers are fine thread and the old Mazda is coarse thread. I might be able to fire the LH soft line directly to the T junction if I play my cards right… Another step closer…..keen as to button up the rear end so I can move onto the fuel system and wiring.
  7. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    After much contorting, sweating and swearing, the side glass and rubbers are all in on the coupe. I just need to fit the door cards and window felts and jobs a goodin. I tore my hood lining the other day….sooo I’m having to buy another $300-$350. I’m not entirely looking forward to fitting it… The engine front mount bracket has been ditched…..the engine was at 8 degrees which is way too much of an angle. This was due to the fact that I’m running a 13b turbo box (89-91 FC RX7) which is substantially taller in the main body than the series 1-3 box. This means it limits the angle as the top of the box contacts the tunnel roof. I’m now getting a custom front bracket that will lover the block 5cm ish which puts the drive train at an acceptable angle. The sump is sitting on a spacer 20mm off the cross member at the moment - now the clutch slave clears the tunnel. Now I need to get a drive shaft made to suit and then set the entire drive train up so that I’m happy with all the angles. THEN the front bracket can be made…THEN the custom quad throttle body intake manifold can then be made to suit the angle of the block. I got a drive shaft off a mate however it appears to be 20mm too short unfortunately - when you are talking about a high revving engine, you really want the drive shaft to be on point etc. Yes I have a loop to go in. I also tidied up and prepped the diff brake line and fitted a new hose I had hanging about the place 4 steps forward, 6 back….
  8. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    the 13b is in the hole...happy as!
  9. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    With some help from good mates, the 13b bridgie is now sitting where it should sit. I had the oil pick up extended by SDP (Stephen Dean Performance) and then 3 Bonded the sump and baffle plate on. SDP will be coming to measure the mani angle this week and then will get into fabbing that as well as making risers for my quad throttle body intake. I’m happy - aiming for Chrome in August for a non-road legal hoon…….
  10. Holy mother of god I like your build thread......will be my next car build
  11. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    FINALLY it's rolling happy happy joy joy
  12. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    The see me rollin – they hatin. So yesterday was a good day – aside from the mega flood out west Auckland….only the floor of my shed got wet which was super lucky. I secured the hubs to the struts and sat the struts in = rolling. I surprised myself with the guestimation of ride height at the rear as it was almost perfect – albeit without any actual weight in the car. The fronts seemed to be at a nice height too however I will need to see it with the engine, box, glass bla bla in. On a side note, I’ve been looking high and low for my gearbox cross member bush and basically turned the shed inside out over the past 2 months……I went to move the gearbox and reached under it and what do ya know……there it is, secured to the frikkin gearbox. This is the automotive world equivalent of looking for your glasses when they are on your head. Now to get the oil pick up extended so I can hoon on the sump and plonk the engine in the hole. Injectors are ordered for the custom quad throttle bodies – 4 x Bosch 630’s including pigtails. Once they arrive, I can have the top half of the throttle bodies fabbed up as it needs a custom rail to suit injectors and the velocity stacks need slight machining to fit on.
  13. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    Yea - next steps... Front struts, steering, sway bar and arms in = rolling extend oil pick up and then I can put the sump on. Then box and this all can be mounted in the car. Plenty more things to do also...stress
  14. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    I managed to wrangle the diff into the car over the weekend and now it’s sitting on the ground/bricks on its own weight. There would have been jack removal issues without the bricks. I will hoon it on the garage floor soon. Engine bay is done and all that’s required now is a buff. I’m happy how the sunrise red has darkened and the clear has really made it pop. It should make a nice contrast to the huckery exterior haha Next is engine and box, front struts etc.
  15. Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

    I picked up some hi tensile bolts and 'cone lock' nuts. The guy told me there is no need for spring washers if you use 'cone lock' nuts? Anyone know if this is the case and if they are all good, can the 'cone lock' nuts be removed without compromising the 'cone lock' properties?