KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:50 pm

Dead photobucket link test :evil:
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:19 pm

Not much to report, but left the car cover off a few nights back and was greeted by this sight in the morning. Not bad for pics on a camera phone I thought :)

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KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Hobbawobba » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:35 pm

Whoa. That looks Nice! Did you do it yourself? What products/techniques were used? I haven't done mine for a long time :oops: . Can't remember the last time I saw a bead :shock: :lol:

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by ian65 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:03 pm

very artistic... 0-0

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by KYPREO » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:03 am

those beads would make a great computer desktop image!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:00 pm

Hobbawobba wrote:Whoa. That looks Nice! Did you do it yourself? What products/techniques were used? I haven't done mine for a long time :oops: . Can't remember the last time I saw a bead :shock: :lol:
Did it myself, nothing special, just a decent quality Carnauba wax - I have a tin of "Surf City Barrier Reef Wax" I bought a few years back, almost finished now though.
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:28 pm

Testing.....................
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by KiwiDave » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Message received .... OVER
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:17 pm

KIMI 2 in for her MOT test today.............................

I've also asked for the garage to remove the ss exhaust manifold to do some welding, as the rear flange weld has given way around the entire circumference and she been blowing a bit. I've supplied a spare (used) manifold gasket in reasonable nick if the original has had it.

I'm trying a different garage to the one I've used for the past 6 years, as this one is walking distance from my home and the original one has had a lot of personnel changes. I'm hopeful after some long chats to one of the experienced mechanics there and one of the family owners of the business.

Fingers firmly crossed as I've not had a good look up underneath KIMI 2 this year {insert "embarrassed" emoji here} and hoping the tin-worm hasn't got a firm hold anywhere!
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:09 pm

MOT passed with no advisories!

Wow, I was hoping for that result, but wasn't necessarily expecting it.

The mechanic was very complimentary about how clean it was under the bonnet :) Even after all these years, the exhaust manifold apparently come off without a fight for the welding work on the flange.

Yippee!!
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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