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C147TMX

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Re: C147TMX

Postby DKWW2000 » Wed May 03, 2017 8:57 pm

Great picture Nick, glad to see she is going well, how is the FD these days?
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Re: C147TMX

Postby Lucky » Thu May 04, 2017 12:00 pm

Funny you should say that...


The FD is back on the road :shock: The FB is taking her place in the garage, though hopefully the refresh won't take a year like the FD one just did :oops: I'd say it became a labour of love, but it was mostly hate by the end. Could do a bit of an update on my FD garage queens thread or whatever that section's called, I suppose if anyone's interested
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Re: C147TMX

Postby DKWW2000 » Thu May 04, 2017 2:11 pm

I am :geek:
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Re: C147TMX

Postby Hobbawobba » Thu May 04, 2017 2:38 pm

Looks good bro! What's the plans for the FB?

I'd be interested to see an update on the FD also.
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Re: C147TMX

Postby Lucky » Thu May 04, 2017 2:55 pm

Just needs some love, dude. Need to properly waxoyl the sills as I haven't had a chance to do it since the welding. There's a few leaks need fixing, I'll have to get the manifolds off to do the coreplug mod in the carb passageways. And while it's off maybe tap the waterpump housing out to take a better fan switch as at the moment once the fan comes on it never gets cold enough for it to switch off again. And then maybe the fuel tank... and ... and...

Might be another year, after all :oops:


I'll pop up an update on the FD in my Stable Mates thread then. Ready for a looooooooooong read? :lol:
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Re: C147TMX

Postby Hobbawobba » Thu May 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Hahahah oh one of those! Another one thing leads into another and next thing you know you've got the whole car apart :lol:

Bring it on! :twisted:
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Re: C147TMX

Postby myatt1972 » Thu May 04, 2017 10:00 pm

Lucky wrote: And while it's off maybe tap the waterpump housing out to take a better fan switch as at the moment once the fan comes on it never gets cold enough for it to switch off again.


Sounds more like you need a better fan ?
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Re: C147TMX

Postby Lucky » Fri May 05, 2017 12:59 pm

myatt1972 wrote:
Lucky wrote: And while it's off maybe tap the waterpump housing out to take a better fan switch as at the moment once the fan comes on it never gets cold enough for it to switch off again.


Sounds more like you need a better fan ?

No, it's the stupid size boss Mazda put on the housing. It's M16, which almost no-one seems to use for solid-state fan switches; most are either 22 or 14 mm. The only ones you can find are for quads which switch at 65 degrees. Or Nissan Micras, which is what I have. It switches on at 89 on but off at about 75 (seems Micras don't have such energetic cooling systems as RX-7s, who knew). Show me a fan that can cool an RX-7 to 75 degrees and I'll show you a horse fly
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Re: C147TMX

Postby myatt1972 » Fri May 05, 2017 10:51 pm

I see what you mean Nik, mine has a seperate controller but I tend to use my overide switch before the controller kicks in.
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