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Everything posted by oldrx7

  1. Looks sweet in that old pic slammed on the ZS’s, will be interesting to see it with them on with the flares
  2. Awesome! great that you got a whole parts car too! Where in Canada did you find it?
  3. Even @Yowzer puttered up in his shitty grey Tiida through the fog with his lights off at 55kph on the open road to Auckland
  4. first meet up in ages! Was a bit late so sharns weren't as widely spread, but will try make it on time next time. Pics for proof there was some old cars there.
  5. Yeh I was just presuming it'd be like it used to be ... 3rd Wednesday of the month
  6. I'm easy for the location - used to be at Ellerslie Burger Fuel (there's a carpark behind burger fuel (Robert St, Ellerslie) on Hurst Street, up the ramp if its not raining and under cover if it is @shizzl Figured it's been a while - so would be good to get out n about next week.
  7. Wednesday 17th June? Any Auckland folk keen on meeting at the Ellerslie carpark for a burger?
  8. oldrx7

    How to get low

    try find some factory or already cut springs - put them in and work out how low you want it - cut more to suit the ride height at the front you want. Then look at what has changed underneath the car - clearances, travel, angles etc. Figure out if this stuff is an easy fix and go from there.
  9. If I had the money I would 100% be buying this over anything else for sale at the moment - TBH would rather this than a 808/3 coupe. If you had pics of it on modgies it'd sell quick / Did you ever end up with pics of it on the ground with the SSR jilbas?
  10. Sold the modgies and found some nice n cheap wheels to put on for now - could do with a re-polish but I'll see if I can be bothered spending the time on them. Need to sort some front shocks as the springs aren't captive, and get a set of 1" blocks for the back.
  11. oldrx7

    redrilling mags

    Cheers guys, so basically depends on the wheel, won't know until you get someone that does know what they're doing to look at it.
  12. oldrx7

    redrilling mags

    Dredging up an old thread here - but just after a bit of advice / experience with anyone thats had mags re-drilled. I know @rivalrx had some SSR's done from 4x114 to 4x110, and I see that Pine Engineering list a few wheels on their webpage that they can re-drill, but some they cannot. Is it basically down to each style of mag wheel?
  13. please keep the 1.4 badge on the back
  14. Man, terrible luck with the cashie panel job ... it'll all be worth it in the end I'm sure. Many others would have just given up by now I'm sure.
  15. Got the balljoints pressed in and tie rod ends greased up. Cleaned up a bit and painted some things underneath. Plus did some 90’s colour coding on the sway bar
  16. The grill and headlight surrounds had a few scratches and paint was chipped in a few spots. Had a 1/2 can of 'r32 skyline grey' left over that I'd used to paint the 929 grill with, so figured having a matching colour for the light surrounds and grill would be good. Quick sand and mask up then paint. Can't really tell the difference between the grey and the black it used to be unless you were looking for something different. Also ripped out the front end suspension and have been replacing the tie rod ends, balljoints and a few bushes. 3rd old mazda I've bloody done this on in the last few years, but always good to replace all the split boots and cracked bushes under the front end. Will give a few bits a clean and paint while I'm under there too. Should have it back together in the next few evenings.
  17. I did say I wouldn't start a build thread for this - but meh, am a bit bored and it'll give me a reason to document all the little things I end up fixing / changing on this. After selling my rx929 I had a little bit of money set aside to buy another old car. Even though mazda's are silly money for what your money gets you, I just 'had' to get another. Ended up being offered a 323 wagon and 323 hatch for the same amount of dollars. Wagon won, cos wagon > hatch ... hindsight though I probably should have gotten the hatch, cos it was a lot tidier than the wagon was! Had been chatting with the guy in New Plymouth for a few weeks about buying it, and eventually agreed a deposit and I'd fly down and drive it back. From pics it looked tidy ... we all know that story. Anyways, I arrive in New Plymouth, the guy picks me up, and we go look at the car. Starts fine, runs ok, body doesn't look anywhere near as straight as the photos show I ask him about the radiator "it looks pretty shit, does it leak?" "nah it's always been all good for me". First round of hills I'm climbing out of New Plymouth and temp gauge starts rising ... lame. Radiator is well and truly fucked, so I'm filling up a plastic bottle I have with puddles of water (luckily there'd been recent rain) and topping up the rad. Rinse and repeat this annoyance the whole drive home back to Auckland ... Found a better 2nd hand radiator and had that patched and tested at a radiator shop, so that's all fixed. Long story short - probably shouldn't have purchased, but it's a wagon, and I lub old mazdas. Plans will be tidy / fix the little things as they need it, find some other wheels once I've saved a bit of $$ and properly sort the front suspension as the springs I recently got made up aren't captive. And maybe a touch lower in the back too. 1st pic - what the guy sent me before I bought it. 2nd pic - lower springs 3rd pic - pin stripe I added (left overs from 929 wagon). Will probably re-do in black.
  18. the b45's look awesome! and you managed to get a 1 piece scatter shield around the bell-housing ... tight fit!
  19. mate thats a cool car, lots of character! - much better than the hunter wag you were eyeing up!
  20. Trying to get along for the Friday / Saturday, basically just to wonder around and enjoy some beers. No car to take, and hopefully staying at a friends place in Whiritoa
  21. If it's still available and you're still interested in the wagon I can check it out sometime next week or next weekend. About 40 mins drive away for me
  22. For your wedding if you don't get any bites off here - message 'Hire a Rotary' on Facebook - He's a Auckland based fulla and often sorts rotary's for events.
  23. I've always used the general grease / whatever grease is in the gun, never had problems, but then again I've never owned a car more than 2-3 years after replacing them.
  24. Tried that before ending up with the welder - using the angle grinder and file, the nut would always end up rounding off again. However, success was had on Sunday arvo