What are you up too with the car Benn ? Im trying hard to finish off the remaining bodywork which seems to be taking forever, the freezing weather is really slowing me down.
What are you doing engine wise ? I've just spent a small fortune having some machine work done to my little 10a, got the call yesterday to say its all complete. When I get time I have to send the rest of the engine so it can be assembled.... was going to do it myself but I want to concentrate on finishing off the shell. This is my first big expense and it hurts ! Next I'll be having the gearbox reco'd.....
To be honest......not a lot of late.....Got my brake lines flared, got some carpet to trim out the boxed boot, sat and looked at all the stainless that I need to polish......picked up a piece, studied it, decided it was way too cold and went back inside
Haven't had much time of late to get stuck in. I have tuesday off so i will try to spend the day doing some work on it. I need to finish off some things on the shell, and found something that I wasn't happy with in the engine bay, so will repair that and throw some hifill on it. Not even going to contemplate any paint till spring.
I want to go over all the panels again just to be sure that it is straight and make sure that i haven't overlooked anything.
Engine wise I am going to wait until the car is painted and rolling again. I have an RX4 vintage 13B, it is extend ported on the primaries and has a massive extended bridgeport on the secondaries.
My engine builder is going to send my engine (with 3 others) to get the bridgeport CNC'd on the primaries shortly.
From checks thus far plates and rotors are all in great condition!!
Hopefully will just need seals (all genuine Mazda) a 12A timing cover and a starter. Need to send the carb off to get rebuilt and rejetted for the bridgy...already have the kit to put through it. Also need to get the dissy locked to suit the porting.
I am using a 12A Cosmo gearbox, got it from a guy who was going to put it in his RX3 behind a 13B, but has now gone 10A and 4 speed. The box appears super clean, shifts very well, still had "12A TURBO" written on it in pink wrecker texta....the price....$70!!
I figured i will put it in as is and see what happens!!
I have removed the mounts from the tunnel so in the worst case i will get hold of a series 5 turbo box and shove that in.
I do prefer the shift feel of the older style boxes though, but they don't like punishment. Should be OK behind a bridgeport that is not revved excessively.... I am certainly not going for an engine that will put out massive power, I just want it to sound nuts and have a big overlap on idle!
Before all this I need to top up some funds though