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Re: Green Machine

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:28 pm
by KiwiDave
This is a good thread you've got doing on. Issues that every FB owner will face or has done.

RockAuto have good prices on back boxes, I guess it's down to if the shipping charges make it viable.

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:50 pm
by richrx
KiwiDave wrote:This is a good thread you've got doing on. Issues that every FB owner will face or has done.

RockAuto have good prices on back boxes, I guess it's down to if the shipping charges make it viable.
I was looking for a simple bolt on solution, rock auto have flanges and an over the axel pipe which doesn't match up with whats fitted... They are about 140 landed depending on if you get stung on import (£135) is the limit....

A custom exhaust looks the simplest solution

Rich

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:09 pm
by richrx
So this happened today

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The passenger window stopped working a while back so a test of the power shows the switch appeared to be working ok (I'm no expert though) so i pulled the motor and tested it, it goes in one direction only. A quick check of the bushes and i think it all looks ok. So if the motor goes one direction but not the other am i correct in thinking the motor is fine and the fault will be with the switch?

Rich

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:57 pm
by richrx
So a couple of small updates,having a build thread actually works and makes you enthusiastic to update it even with the most biring updates :lol:

So update 1, the window motor. I pulled it apart but as far as i could see it all looked good. So indug a little deeper and it turns out if the motor goes one way and not the other then the fault lies else where and is not with the motor. Still i lubed the regulator and adjusted the runners. I put it back on and hey presto it started to work occasionally.. The more i played with the switch the better the movement got, so looks like the switch is the obvious candidate... So door card back on and its still behaving itself. I'll clean it in the future but for now it works. The joys of old cars
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Rich

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:07 pm
by richrx
Update 2... Thanks to Iain he put me in touch with iain Duncan who had a standard backbox, probably the only one in the uk :lol: so for a very reasonable sum I've finally sorted the exhaust system out! The only thing holding back an MOT (i hope) iain also runs a rotary business,i didnt find that out untill i got the exhaust and found his business cards inside...ImageImageImage


Should do the trick


Rich

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:01 am
by KiwiDave
Looking good th:

Info on taking your window switches apart http://www.rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=22 ... hes#p33224

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:53 pm
by richrx
So today this happened

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So i done this

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:13 pm
by myatt1972
Great stuff s(c)
Its a good feeling :mrgreen:

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:34 am
by richrx
Thanks, its been 2 years so the journey home from work at 3am was well worth the cost in fuel :roll:

There was additional pressure,my wife suggested we take it a drive to the East coast, we're away a family holiday so a no pressure MOT suddenly turned into a nervous nail biter...

The only news to report after the 70 mile trip to work is a slipping fan belt, but oddly it appears tight, it comes and goes. And at times even at 2k rpm makes a horrible screech, others accelerating from 2k to 7k not a peep... I'm actually considering that it may be a seizing pully rather than the belt... Anyway fimurther investigation required..

Rich

Re: Green Machine

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:48 am
by DKWW2000
Well done it is good to know your hard work has got another one back "On the Road".
A quick spray of Belt slip should cure that (Clean pulleys first with a bit of emery to remove any rust/burrs) it works wonders.
Enjoy the drive sya