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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:45 pm

small update, finished take in the ac compressor, the bracket the was on it was a real b to get off, but i did and now defs say this ac kit was a retro fit, or even a diy ahaha, one of the bolts that was holding the compressor to the bracket was snapped and just sitting there, others were in a B of a spot to get to.

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but since that was out i took the rest of the wiring for the ac out of the car, all i need now is a new belt for power steering. alternator belt went back on (still fairly new, no cracks or anything).

Got around to installing new heater core housing after cleaning up the carpet, used new rubber hole plugs as well since old ones were very warn and hard. Also mounted the evap delete pipe(not sure what its called) and it came together pretty nicely.

comparing my old heart box to the nb one, my old one seemed to be missing small bits like spring and clips. other then that straight bolt on, Nb heat core are aluminium and are stronger in terms of the outlet pipes. plus sinces its a new system im sure its in better condition then the factory one that was in my car. looks better too

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after that got to finally install my silicon hose kit from mx5 mania, they look great, keen to see how they perform.

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more to come next up is to paint the dash frame to prevent rust. and place foam tape everywhere :)
more updates to come

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby Daffy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:31 am

Starting to come together really well mate, keep them updates rolling, I'm looking forward to seeing the end result :D
Cheers :beer: , Daffy....getting from A to B via Z.

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:38 am

Daffy wrote:Starting to come together really well mate, keep them updates rolling, I'm looking forward to seeing the end result :D


thanks man ahah, but is there ever a end result ahha

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby Daffy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:55 am

lolmx5 wrote:
Daffy wrote:Starting to come together really well mate, keep them updates rolling, I'm looking forward to seeing the end result :D


thanks man ahah, but is there ever a end result ahha


Alas No...... but mate in order to not have my wife take to my genitalia with a potato peeler- When I hit the bank account for the never ending vehicular related expense I try and have her believe there is!!!! :shock: :shock: :?
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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lonesailor » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:09 pm

Be careful using copper anti seize on aluminium you will get electrolysis ,use nickle antiseize such as "neverseez" or locktite antiseeze. Ask me how I know.

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:27 pm

ok i guess its update time again :)

So had some time to do a bit off work on the 5. Got myself a new power steering belt and got the plugs to cover the holes in the firewall from the evap system. pretty straight forward. put it all back together and plugged the ignition back in. after priming the pump a few times she started right up :) At first it was loud but after 30mins or so the lifters finally bleed out and it ran quite and smooth. next up is to run a flush thru the cooling system to get the last of the old coolant out.

Also had time to finish installing Suzuki Cappuccino washer bottle. relocated to the usual spot and extended the harness and lines. i think it cleans up some much needed space in the engine bay :) also put in some usdm tribute washer nozzles. spray patten is way better then stock and they look better as well

New plugs for evap holes
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and the transmission tunnel drain plug
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relocated washer bottle
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and new nozzles
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soon i should have the dash back in and hopefully get the rego sorted :)

more updates soon

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby chefie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Great read, well done on the original parts although they do say a commodore built from spare parts would cost $1m


and new nozzles


Do you have the mazda part number for the spray nozzles ?
98 NB8A Grace Green
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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:54 pm

chefie wrote:Great read, well done on the original parts although they do say a commodore built from spare parts would cost $1m


and new nozzles


Do you have the mazda part number for the spray nozzles ?


bought them from mx5 mania dont have part numbers

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby BRG.NA8 » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:38 pm

chefie wrote:Great read, well done on the original parts although they do say a commodore built from spare parts would cost $1m


and new nozzles


Do you have the mazda part number for the spray nozzles ?


EC01-67-50YA

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby chefie » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:44 pm

EC01-67-50YA


Great, I oprdered the tribute washers from Mazda # E112-67-510 and they didnt fit and they wont restock,, and they are standard washers

The NA8 extended units were $42 each :roll:
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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby StillIC » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:48 pm

chefie wrote:Great read, well done on the original parts although they do say a commodore built from spare parts would cost $1m ...

Wheels magazine virtually built a Camira in about 1981 from parts. Total cost was about $100,000. So the $1M in 2017 dollars seems about right.
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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:43 pm

Ive decided since me dash was out to restore the dash frame as I've seen a lot to have rust on them, seeing that I've seen rust in other parts of the car it would be good to check and fit it.

anyways i pulled it out and it looked like this.
view from the top
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view from the bottom
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The bottom didn't have as much as i was expecting but it was defiantly worse at the top, anyways decided to try a product call "Rust Guard: Rust converter" which i just brushed on and wow this stuff worked awesome, pretty much saw the rust disappear and run off the frame.

I applied it twice and both time i hit it with a wire brush before hand, it came out awesome ill let the pics do the talking.

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Pretty much brand new :)
anyways I've bought some more rust guard black paint to paint the dash frame to prevent more rusting in the future. hopefully net update everything will be back in the car.

Also picked up some genuine red reflectors only got a pair but i grabbed them since there pretty hard to come by. Swapped my back ones over and it looks way better then the ugly orange it had before :JDM: also gave it a bit of a clean.

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more updates to come

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby luzinit » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:46 pm

Wow. That rust converter stuff is amazing! Any idea as to how it reacts with a painted surface??

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Re: lolmx5's NA8

Postby lolmx5 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:56 pm

luzinit wrote:Wow. That rust converter stuff is amazing! Any idea as to how it reacts with a painted surface??

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Have no clue how it goes with painted surfaces but would be keen to try!!!


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