rivalrx

Rivalrx - 1972 Mazda 618 Coupe

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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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Fuck this is looking so good. So close!

Please-never ever paint it.

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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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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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Rear diff brake line bracket moved and brakes bled. 

 

Last job is adjust hand brake 

 

you beauty

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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 :wink:

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On my rx2 it was a different gearbox (s1 rx7) that fucked it up. You can get different speedo drive gears for the s1 box (they are different colours). Bumpstart on ausrotary has a tech thread on it.

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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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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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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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So here is one hell of an update for y’all....

Clint came over for the final cert check this morning and it passed!

I’m now awaiting the cert plate (up to 10 working days) then it’s back to compliance for the plates. 

Hope to be legal for the Burger King meet on the 13th.

 

beer o’clock 

 

oh - small update...cut up the original gear stick and welded it to the rude short shift stick. It now shifts a lot smoother. I will cut and rethread it by like 5cm to be at the perfect length.

 

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Cheers JP - it’s been a long ass road. 

 

I just want to drive it now and generally fang the b’jesus out of it

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