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#61 Fairlady Z

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Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

Cheers guys.

Gav yeah i wonder too how many engines that say require rebuild actually do need one. Its the different and unknown and masses do not want to deal with it. Than the few workshops that do make a killing. And also killing a great car with it.

Ive seen cars done 350k still on The original motor proves that they ain't crap. And also seen one with 250 still original motor. So they not that bad. But i cannot stress if u not mech minded or bad with your hands do not attempt. I will definitely do few rebuild on rotaries just to have another notch under my belt.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:39 AM

Looks really good.  I would strongly consider getting new seat belts.  Those ones are 30 years old!  One of those things you don't need until you really need it!  $100 odd buck to save your life.  I reckon it's a bargain.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Looks really good.  I would strongly consider getting new seat belts.  Those ones are 30 years old!  One of those things you don't need until you really need it!  $100 odd buck to save your life.  I reckon it's a bargain.

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Strange but when I saw the interior pics I thought wow looks really nice, but those seats belts certainly look the age of the car. Rest of the interior looks new. Tend to agree some new belts might be a good idea, but I thought generally speaking you replace them if they are frayed, these don't look frayed just faded and dirty?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

Yeah rear belts are on the shopping list front ones are ok not frayed or faded just dirty.I serviced the mechanism (tip given by vehicle inspector).now belts pull all the way. Ive cleaned the driver one but passenger still needs cleaning.

No time but its on the list. Rears are water damaged and looking for better set. Though dont think i ever carry back passengers unless they hobbits or dwarfs.

These are not ur standard belts. Clips and latch are special mazda ones. I will be restoring the front latches bit later. Rears I try source a bettter set.




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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:51 AM

Strange but when I saw the interior pics I thought wow looks really nice, but those seats belts certainly look the age of the car. Rest of the interior looks new. Tend to agree some new belts might be a good idea, but I thought generally speaking you replace them if they are frayed, these don't look frayed just faded and dirty?


Not just frayed.  The belts have a limited amount of stretch in them.  Once they are stretched they don't go back to original and they no longer have that stretch - which is important as it allows the body to move forward a little before stopping it and it stops a little more gently.  If you don't know the history of a belt you don't know if it has had the stretch done or not.  Also I believe that sun and water exposure degrade the material over time - and 30 years is a lot of time.

The inertial reel belt also have some slack in the reel that is taken up on impact and this does the same thing.  the best ones (Merc etc) have explosive charges in them than on impact wind the reel backwards to pull the person back into the seat, but is timed to do so after the belt has stretched.  Again in an attempt to stop the person a little more slowly - then pull them back into the seat to prevent them bouncing around the cabin.

I'd get new ones in a heart beat.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Been a week since last post. So far the chook cooker seems to be surviving the hot week we had in Adelaide.
Hasn't let me down drives very good and fun car to be in.

Though the heat inside is bit on the unbearable side. Must be getting old. So went to local Profix This morning (after been stood up by my regular a/c mechanic yesterday) and said FIX ME AIR!  ;D ;D

15min later I was driving with freezing cold a/c. worked so well that I had to turn it down to min by the time i got to work.

only grief I got with at the moment is almost 19L fuel consumption. Still didn't get it tuned just got my new coils and leads and Peri extractors. So next few days change that over and get it tuned.

It does run rich so hopefully getting the mixtures right will improve the economy slightly.

Still to do is change water pump gasket and OMP gasket. check the diff leak. Finish polishing it and than just drive it till my next car project is completed.

after that starting the new project. is it a Z or something else. keep u posted.

ill finish this one off when i apply the body mouldings and do before after shots.


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

First day off on doomsday and what was i doing?

Installing a tow bar on a rx7.

Yep little rotary for towing jobs. Everyone laughed but here it is without the tounge and ball. Painted it red so it blends in. Lucky didn't get rid of it. Came in handy picking up 25 solar panels today.

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400kg in back of the trailer little red rota turned lot of heads today with a trailer hitched at the back.

40min traffic jams, hills , sunday drivers, morons etc.... Mazda took them all on and got me home safe with no issues.
Not bad for a 1.1l motor that was "in need of a rebuild"

Practicality is overrated who needs a normal car when u can do everything in a sports car and drive in style.

Any z towbars there?let me know want one 😈


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:01 PM

bit of a sad update to this one.

after a recent tune up and dyno run it was found one of the rotors having lower compression. though the tune up and timing fix worked magic and car was better than ever.

but last week while towing some storage racks for my workshop. After a decent sqeeze of right foot to join the traffic the questionable apex seal gave way and ended up down the exhaust somewhere.

Bit sad but the good news is this will cause for a proper make over of the car down the track. which means a dent less paint job perfect interior and a big surprise under the bonnet some decent wheels and few other nip and tuck tricks. missus wont let me sell it
her words were:

"store it. Finish the other cars than come back to it and fix it how ever you want it"

cannot argue with the missus.  ;D

so the red rota is bit sick but she be back better than ever with extra muscle and pose. 

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 03:50 PM

Well may as well close this. With few parting pictures.

I decided to part the car to re-coupe some of money spent on it also need the space. Camaro needs proper shelter.

But got sold to a buyer of the blown engine after he decided he didnt want the engine anymore but wanted the whole car.

Offer was close enough and i dont see the heartache of it beeing ripped appart.

New owner is putting another 12a back in it and his wheels everything else hes not touching.

Glad that its going to good home guy is a early rx7 nutcase like me.

So bye bye  little mazda was awesome fun driving that little buzz box. Chook cooker signing out.

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