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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:31 am 
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I'm tipping you'll be getting a call from Dennis next week !

He has been looking for an Rx5 for ages, I told him about an immaculate red Rx5 I see around Gladesville and Five Dock from time to time but havent seen it for a few months now... old guy drives it, looks surprisingly good.

A shame the original motor isn't staying with the car but better than nothing. Rick has 2 or 3 variants in 121 guise at the moment if you need anything. Is that the original colour ?


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:00 pm 

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8) wicked Dave!! I'm sure it'll be something special once you do your thing on it.


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:52 pm 

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Location: Avalon, NSW
Ive always had a soft spot for the rx5 even if at times I wouldnt openly admit it. Great to see you are going to save it and another car for club rego. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:13 pm 
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Nice point to start with. That red one looks great.

Just a question though. Does anyone know if that plastic radiator fan shroud would fit my 12a rx3?. They look quite similar in shape and design.
Might have better luck finding a rx5 one other than rx3.

Regards Kurt.


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:36 pm 
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Nice to see one that will get your magic touch Dave.

I'd love a 121L or even a 929L. It's a sickness, but it's sad to see cars unloved.

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:39 am 

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Actually looks really good with factory aircon option :) and not cracked dash :) its a big plus :) i wish mine was in such condition


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:48 pm 

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SAVE EVERY OLD SCHOOL MAZDA YOU CAN. PERIOD.

Good on ya!

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:00 am 

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Location: Sydney
RestoreMaz wrote:

Hes taking out the motor to put in an Rx3 and said he was throwing the car to scrap :shock:




Story of almost every Rx-5 that came to Aus... :td:
Good luck with the spray job man!


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:54 pm 

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:tu: i love how fast you work, no messing around. keep the pics coming.


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:11 am 

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:tu: :tu: :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:06 am 
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holy shit your bike looks awesome :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:57 am 

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Location: Perth, Australia
Dave,

You work constantly amazes.. You make me want to get back into a classic Mazda just so you can give it the treatment it deserves.

Well done!

Simon.


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:32 pm 
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I agree with you, Dave your work has amazed me since I joined this forum along with ausrotary.com.
I so wish I lived in Australia or you lived in the US so my Cosmo/RX5 could get the love it deserves.
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Dave,

You work constantly amazes.. You make me want to get back into a classic Mazda just so you can give it the treatment it deserves.

Well done!

Simon.

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:46 pm 
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Here is my Cosmo after I buffed out the paint.

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:14 am 
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You don't waste time, it was still blue only last week !

I'm tipping Dennis will be hassling you pretty soon, like he doesn't already have enough cars to start up FNQ used Rotarys :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:57 am 

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Cracking along Dave keep us updated :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Dave when you get time, would you mind measuring the wheel cap retaining band recess on the hubs on your Rx5 with some verniers ? I'm after the width and diameter of the recess. I have a guy hassling me for REPU wheel cap retaining bands.

I think Rx5 used larger wheel cap bands than Rx2,3,4... there may be the off chance that REPU (B1600 piston variant ?) may be the same as Rx5. If I can use the existing tooling that I had made it might be viable to make a few. There's nothing in it for me except for a headache.


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:45 pm 

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I can see you don't like to waste your time :) Paint on the way new engine is in :)


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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:07 pm 
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Location: Hazelbrook Blue Mountains Australia
Going very good so far Dave :tu: you should be able to get it painted this weekend :wink: or are you painting someone else's car :lol: a silver 323 wag.I do like the rx5's and yours will be a good example of what they should look like :tu: please keep the updates coming 8)
Cheers Greg.

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 Post subject: Re: saving an ugly duckling...the RX5
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:43 am 

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Looks good dave :D

it's funny just how many rx4 part are the same as RX5 stuff, just look at the fire wall and brakes,brake lines a engine bay


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