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  1. A few days later, started pulling the aftermarket ignition system out and see how my wiring diagram tracing, and harness fabrication skills will pan out. Got to removing and this was the end result.... Installed the coil mount, plugged the harnesses in, mounted the coils and went for a start. Started first bloody pop!!! I was well chuffed to say the least. Im no sparky, but felt good to tackle it and succeed. Took it for a drive and noticed no difference at all.... untill 40 minutes later and everything in the engine bay had warmed up. And a mysterious phantom miss reared its ugly head under boost. I think I had just worked out why the aftermarket system had been installed. Alas... I went to bed to sleep on it. After a day of racking my brain, contemplation and running scenarios over and over I had come up with some ideas. First was to check the Distributor cap and rotor... Now i'm no auto sparky but these I thought would contribute greatly to the issue Not over confident that this is the entire problem, so continued on with my punch list. Not without ordering new ones from Mazda first. I checked all the vacuum hoses, found one that had a kink in it, replaced. Changed out the vacuum solenoid that I had bought the parts from greece for, filled the gas tank up, and pushed the ignition coils all the way to the back of the mount, instead of 3/4 in the engine bay in the hope the radiant heat would not warm the ignition coils as much, checked my spark plugs and last of all, resistance of the leads. Now this is where I shouldve taken the experience I have gained in all my years working and done 1 thing at a time. But I didnt, and well, the issue is gone and im boosting good and proper again. Ive ordered new plugs to install even though the current ones appear to be in good shape. Anyway, im back to being original and pretty happy about it. Just awaiting the cap and rotor and will install to tick that off the list. No doubt, somehing else will break in the future and 'ill be fixing that. i'd forgotten how much maintenance these cars take. There was a whole lot of diagnosing, advice gathering, and trial and error used to get it up and going again but I wont bore with that. I like looking at builds with photos so im trying to keep mine to that. If youre curious, hit me up on the discussion page and ill elaborate. Other than that... enjoy the summer cruising
  2. A few things have happened since i last threw something up here. Ive had a few parcels turn up to my place here in oz, and collected some stuff on my holiday back to NZ over xmas On my way to the airport to head back i stopped in at phils rotaries to pick up a couple of things. Picked up the horn spring mechanism from my steering wheel, mine was engineerd with foam. So now back to how it should be. Also picked up the ignition coil mounts, i needed them to replae that aftermarket system that clutters the engine bay. And a few other bits n bobs clips and the like that was missing. First up upon returning from holiday was to open up my packages and see what santa had delivered.... First was to install the oil level sensor, plugged it in I was away laughing!!! After that was to open my second package... standard coils and to rid the engine bay of clutter took them into work and made up a simple loom to plug into the factory harness from the ignitors.
  3. No modgies?!?! golly, you’ve changed!!! Dunno regarding fucked up offset. But more than likely, I don’t see me changing wheels anytime soon. Just going to run with the standard ones. Perhaps after a few nudges and suggestions I’ll get some...???
  4. Yea.... I won’t be cutting them bro. bit of a private joke with my mate up there ^ If I was to change anything, it’s be done so I could put original shit back in. Seems to be a few eagers for sale this side of the pond. For both 13&14” They’d suit a set of modgies just fine....what size do you suggest there tony?!?!?!
  5. Lookn for a set of modgies wrapped in eagers first. Then I’ll cut a couple of coils
  6. I was out for a solo sunday cruise and about 5 k's down the rd an oil warning light illuminated in the dash.... Initial reaction of course was to check the oil pressure gauge which was reading plenty... even though its the original gauge i thought i'd better turn the old girl off and due the usual important checks. Im vigilant with oil level and check it prior to starting it up each time. I was confident this wasnt the issue but checked anyhow. Dipstick still on Full and no visible leaks to be sighted. Nothing on the road. No wires disconnected that could cause the light to shine. Being that the pressure was perfect prior to shutting it down, i held my breath and started it again. No light, so thought i'd better high tail it home just in case. No sooner had I put it into gear the light came back on. Strange I thought being I had full pressure again. Once I got it home in the garage I thought id do another check on plugs and wiring. Again no visual issue. I drained the oil, removed the oil level sensor and gave it a thourough clean up, scratched my head at how it worked and continued to throw a meter on it. Took a couple of prods but worked out the current path... seems it uses the oil some how as a current path?? Not really sure as we use oil in trasformers as an insulator and for cooling. Any how... turns out theres no continuity when the cable is wiggled, so i'm assuming theres a breakdown in the cabling. Jumped on the internet... again. And searched. Ended up locating a part number off a japanese website and searched on amayama, and to my luck. Ordered one from Japan. I thought i'd post some pic's for interest sake, I hate pictureless updates so thought id better include. Seems one problem gets fixed, and another rears its ugly head. Oh the joy!!
  7. When I picked the car up, the bloke said he'd done a bit of work on it. New air filter, clutch etc. He reckoned it took weeks to source an air filter And I remembe a bloke on here imported a white 12a turbo rx7 and had a hard time finding an air filter for it. I vaguely remembered he located a K&N unit, and it having a part number so I searched and found his build post. Located the part number and went on a goose chase to source one. After 3 week delivery from the u s of a......
  8. I had a brief search and you can get igniters out of Taiwan. J109 but under a different name obviously. Unsure if they’re any good but from memory we’re around $29. Min qty though was 10 I do believe??
  9. Thanks for the reply, its still running the factory distributor, just sparking via that new system. I’d appreciate any help you could give me. To be fair, it’s given me absolutely no trouble at all, I’m feeling there was a reason that this system was employed, but I think it looks ugly and out of place.
  10. Yea mate. 84 GTX. wouldve been good to find an se limited with the leather interior but this is definitely one I didn’t want to pass up
  11. I have an aftermarket ignition system fitted to the car. From the quick searching ive done its an MSD style "upgrade" Has anyone here had any experience with this?? this is really the last thing I am wanting to change and return back to standard so i'm hoping to get some feedback on this. Let me know in the discussion page what your take is .... or knowledge Cheers!!
  12. Thanks mate That was the best I could afford... well... that the wife would sign off on.
  13. Two weeks in the mail, 30 euro for freight and the package arrived.... I was pretty impressed with the freight, being that i live in queensland and I had a Sata spray gun sent to me from sydney and that was $22 aud From there i got to tacking the electrics. When i took the car they were in a pretty shitty state. No dash/ignition lights, window switches working intermittantly, rear wiper and spayer u/s. Front window spray not working. Fuel hatch solenoid and rear glass hatch also shit. Basically anything on the car electrical put the shits up me. And with basic electric skill lacking i felt I was pretty well fucked. Chatted to a few blokes at work . (I operate power stations... youd think i'd be a bit better schooled with electrical fault finding ) and racked my brain back to my electrical training back in the navy and I slowly but surely ticked things off the list. Even tackled the issue of fucked main relay to rid my engine bay of a newly installed one by auto sparky (OCD issue again) All it needed was the top screw adjusted!!!
  14. First thing I wanted to do was remove the blue silicone vacuum hoses that was all over the place Bought some black hose and replaced But in the process broke a vacuum switch that are hard to find.... took hours of searching but found a turkey in greece with some. A whole manifold of them. Found a couple in U.S but they were the price of the 4 from greece not including freight.
  15. Feel free to pull the piss outa me here, abuse and tell me your thoughts. Im thick skinned so dont hold back.