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by KYPREO
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: RX7 Rides and projects
Topic: A Kiwis Series 3
Replies: 313
Views: 89436

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

In addition to higher tensile strength studs, the block can also be stiffened using a sump baffle plate. This really needs to be at least 10mm thick to make any appreciable difference...most of the US ones are only 3mm.

I got a billet 10mm one with integrated o-ring from Green Brothers in NZ.
by KYPREO
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: RX7 Rides and projects
Topic: A Kiwis Series 3
Replies: 313
Views: 89436

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Sorry to hear about this. Yes unfortunately it is a common failure point but moreso in series 4 blocks and i think perhaps early series 5. Mazda thickened the casting in that area in later engines. But if you up the boost, the rear plate in later engines can still crack. Pretty much everything James...
by KYPREO
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: RX7 Rides and projects
Topic: Danny's RX7 FB
Replies: 135
Views: 23227

Re: Danny's RX7 FB

All the zinc plating these days is silver in colour. I believe that the hexavalent chromium they used to create the yellow tinge is obsolete now as it is carcinogenic. Hexavalent chromium is certainly banned in the EU. Yellow passivates aren't quite the same. If you buy new mazda parts like bolts or...
by KYPREO
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Electrics
Topic: Anyone know where to get wiring diagram
Replies: 6
Views: 3165

Re: Anyone know where to get wiring diagram

Hi all I’m chasing a wiring diagram for a 1985 12a rhd rx7. I’m mostly interested in the instrument cluster plug configuration. All I have been able to find so far is the 13b lhd wiring drawing (they aren’t the same which is annoying). Any help will be appreciated Bookworks in Sydney is licensed to...
by KYPREO
Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: RX7 Rides and projects
Topic: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering
Replies: 119
Views: 38576

Re: 1985 Series 3 restomod with s5 13BT on LPG, R&P steering

A quick little update which I thought you guys might like. I rebuilt and restored my combination switch. I have been hunting for years and it seems like all LHD combo switches are obsolete and haven't been available from Mazda for years. I even tried buying one from dealerships in Japan, to no avail...
by KYPREO
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: RX7 Rides and projects
Topic: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3
Replies: 68
Views: 11908

Re: KIMI 3 - 1984 Series 3

Sterling effort!
by KYPREO
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: 2nd Gen RX7 General Chat
Topic: Panel availability
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: Panel availability

FCs are actually fairly rare and quite unloved in Australia. Unlike other models, there is very little aftermarket stuff available for them made locally. You can buy most FC panels brand new from Mazda though. Mazda New Zealand dealers are generally quite helpful with old rotary models. You won't be...
by KYPREO
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Spotters Corner & The 1st Gen Register
Topic: The Latest 1st gen sightings
Replies: 3588
Views: 388741

Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

Electronic fuel flap release was introduced to Australian models in late s2 (around late 1982 from memory). I assume UK was the same.
by KYPREO
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Spotters Corner & The 1st Gen Register
Topic: The Latest 1st gen sightings
Replies: 3588
Views: 388741

Re: The Latest 1st gen sightings

rotarypower wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:40 am
I thought the S3 interiors had the dials for the heater controls on the dashboards rather than the sliders that are on the S2? Or is that just the American ones?
LHD only. All RHD kept the s2 style dash through s3. There were some minor differences but the general styling is identical.
by KYPREO
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: RX7 Exterior
Topic: Windscreen washer mod
Replies: 10
Views: 6406

Re: Windscreen washer mod

Cool idea and one which i had never considered. It would certainly clean up the engine bay. I had considered using the headlight washer tank as a reservoir for my water/meth injection. It has decent capacity. The headlight washer system has always puzzled me. The US never got it at all. In Japan it ...

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