KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by danny » Fri May 17, 2019 11:59 am

As far as i know, these cars share a lot of parts with the early 626 models. These Mazda's were not so rare, and maybe therefor are more spares to find.
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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Sat May 18, 2019 1:57 pm

ian65 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:03 pm
I wonder if some slider bolts from a MK1 MX5 would fit?

https://www.mx5parts.co.uk/front-calipe ... p-897.html

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Used-Front-b ... 0425329036

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Brilliant - the Ebay used set of 4 bolts arrived today. The pair for the rear are nearly correct, just need shortening, a simple task.
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The front bolts aren't correct though. I haven't got a picture to hand, but the FB bolts have an unthreaded section of ~1cm behind the head, then a screw thread of ~1cm, then the slider part. I'll probably reassemble with the slightly bent pin I have for now and see how much it affects the smooth operation, while I try and find a source for a replacement.

I've had a quick look at 626 bolts and they don't look to be the same :(
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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 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:52 pm

Bugger! At least the rears are sorted aye. That's pretty good info though.

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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Wed May 22, 2019 8:29 pm

Small beer compared to the major projects reported on here, but satisfying to get KIMI 2 back on the road this afternoon - and a lovely day for a drive too. I've just come back from a 25 mile run to test the brakes. Emergency stop locked the wheels and she pulled up in a lovely straight line :thumbup:

This is the (bent!) slider bolt I've had to re-use. Luckily, the caliper still moves freely, probably because of compliance in the rubber boot, but I'd like to replace it sooner rather than later, if I can find a source!

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Having rebuilt a few calipers now, it didn't take long to clean this one up, apply a coat of VHT paint (cured in the kitchen oven whilst the wife wasn't looking :silent: ), new seal and boot. The orange plastic tool was just perfect for manoeuvring the rubber boot and metal securing ring into position. Positioning the boot took me ages last time, this time it was no more than 5 minutes assemble the piston into position.

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Back in place with new bleed nipple too.

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Picture shows the layer of heavy grease that the previous owner laid on pretty much everything under the car :sick: . I'm leaving it in place for the moment, until I can go a good clean up and apply some anti-corrosion treatment.

Look like she'll be OK for the long trip down to "Simply Japanese" at Beaulieu in July :thumbup:
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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 Casey » Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 pm

I have today sold KIMI 2 to Ian Mothersole.

A sad day in some ways, having cared for and enjoyed the car for 4 years. I feel satisfied though, in that the previous owner was planning to scrap the car :shock: , so a good feeling to have brought it back on the road after it had lain unused for 10 years.

I'm very pleased that Ian has decided to purchase the car. He was instrumental in enabling me to buy the car, travelling up with me in a hired transporter to collect it from Leicester and arranging with his parents to park it at their home whilst we got it roadworthy. He assisted greatly with the work of re-commissioning the car in the early months, so he knows the car very well and will hopefully continue this topic in due course.

He's already planning to bring the car down to the Simply Japanese event at Beaulieu on 28 July :thumbup:

A final pic from me, as I move my focus to KIMI 1 and 3 :D - Sayonara
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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 ian65 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm

That was quick Malcolm but good that it's all sorted in good time with your lovely new car arriving. It's sad in a way after the love you've put into it but you can rightly be proud of the job you've done recommissioning KIMI 2 and getting it into such a great condition. Good that you've managed to pass the car onto a mate as well for him to enjoy it.
Onwards and upwards...... have you got KIMI 3 home yet?
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Re: KIMI 2 - 1983 Series 2

Post by Casey » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 pm

ian65 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 pm
..... have you got KIMI 3 home yet?
:oops: I thought I'd posted up some pics of KIMI 3 on my drive, but clearly not :? She's now securely tucked up in my garage ;)

Photos now up here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4355&p=44504#p44504
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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