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Hub Caps or Dress rims?
Poll ended at Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:48 am
Hub Caps 27%  27%  [ 9 ]
Dress rims, original bolt and centre caps 73%  73%  [ 24 ]
Total votes : 33
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:04 pm 

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:32 am
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Location: Goulburn NSW Australia
Great project mate, looking like it'll turn out very nice when it's finished. Love the coupe racer too.


Keith :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:26 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Thanks Keith

Add some more pics

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Stainless polished and fitted on drivers door
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Took the bumper of the other car to get the look. I wasn’t too sure on the taillights at first but I like it.
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:38 pm 

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:18 pm
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Location: Perth, Australia
Looking awesome!!

Is that a Racing Beat Holley intake??


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:31 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Yes RB holley manifold cut in about an inch for Right hand drive

Just been doing the deadener in the boot
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Got my Radio the other day and really happy with it. Bluetooth and handsfree phone
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:30 pm 

Joined: Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:03 am
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Location: Adalaide, Australia
nice project mate it is looking awesome, man Dave's restore work is wicked. Car looks very good in that colour and looking even better once the fancy bits are going back on

waiting next update


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:58 pm 

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Great build, Ontrack. Can't wait on the next update. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:03 pm 

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Location: Melbourne Australia
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:08 am 
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Let us know how the RetroSound radio goes! I keep looking at the Model 2 for my project car

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:48 pm 

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Location: Australia
I noticed your RB manifold, if it were my car I'd look into one of these and run a standard air cleaner. Would be something different and looks really neat. Everything is contained within the carb looking EFI body if that makes sense. It would give the car some extra go as well. Not sure how good or expensive they are though. Worth a look anyway...

http://www.atomicefi.com/home.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:15 am 

Joined: Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:18 pm
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Location: Perth, Australia
If using a Holley, it's well worthwhile getting one of the RB or Mazdatrix modified carbs.

We used a regular unmodified Holley on the Nc Rx2 and whilst it made great power in a straight line and on the dyno, add corners and the rocking motion of the bridgeport it really started to play up. We spoent a heap of time and money persisting with it - not to mention race retirements - when we just should have cut our losses and paid the money for one off the bat!


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:59 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Engine set-up is my biggest problem :oops: . I want what I can’t have with a rotary, It’s a street car so I want smooth, quite (I’m getting old) and still have decent power. I have nearly every 12a manifold made. So what do you do? Injected Turbo like every other Rx3/808 in Aus. I would like to be different so here are some of my options it will be 12a no matter and thinking maybe E85 (you can get E85 Holleys) or fuel only computer.

NA would be preferred but not a loud exhaust so there’s the first problem. Properly wouldn’t use a Holley unless E85 but defiantly like the 4 barrel EFI set up. Just looking for the right throttle body with injectors. I think 42mm butterflies would be right on for a 12a mild port but shouldn’t matter too much with injection they are mostly 1.75’ (44.45mm). Defiantly think with it would be good under the standard air filter.

If I went Turbo it would be something different like blow through a Holley or 4 barrel injection throttle body and no intercooler pipe work cutting the body. Even single throttle but use the RB holley manifold with an elbow facing forward not across the motor.

Or a Sprintex Supercharger set-up, I have mocked it up and it would be different but it needs to be injected and more likely full engine management.

Things can’t be too bad if this is my only problem


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:10 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:15 am
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Location: Adelaide
:tu: such a nice car, those nose cone shots are very inspiring, coming along well!
Personally I'd vote for the standard 12aT manifold setup as they are rarely restored in a close to factory spec. As you mentioned most modify in some way or another or change to 13b manifolds or the all too common injection perfection and similar type setups.

Sounds like your all over it though so I'm keen to see how your plans evolve! 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:15 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Thanks. Unfortunately I change my mine probably 3 times a day with the engine.

It’s cold out in the garage but plodding along putting in the deadening and doing some wiring as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:54 pm 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
OK
Trying to get things done but work is getting in the way. Doing the wiring and front suspension, need the car rolling on 4 wheels(too much weight for trolley wheels now). All new bushes and joints, using Rx2 sway bar as they a 24mm stock and Rx3 are smaller. Fitted new Koni Shocks, Adjustable height platforms for the moment, while I get the height right. Fast plated bolts and some powder coating too. Fiddling with the exterior trims but I can’t make much noise at night.
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Not sure on Hub caps or wheel trims
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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:30 pm 

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Location: Australia
Unless you are 85 years old and wear a hat, I'd go for dress rims.

Leave the grandma and grandpa look for grandma's and grandpa's :wink: I guess I don't like the look of trash can hubcaps !


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:32 am 
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wheel trims with chrome wheel bolts and a chrome 626 centre cap. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 7:14 pm 

Joined: Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:09 pm
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Location: Australia
Your poll is showing an overwhelming preference for dress rims.... 5 to zip

If you go for hub caps I have a pipe, smokers jacket and leather beret coming your way to complete the look. Consider it a completion gift :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:45 am 

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:31 pm
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Location: sydney NSW
Ok, Not to bad 13 people in a few days. Better get that pipe ready :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:59 am 

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:15 am
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Location: Adelaide
What ever suits your taste as your the one that will be looking at it regularly and enjoying the fruits of your labor. hubbies or trim? best thing is they both are interchangeable! I like hubbies and walls, twin white wall is a personal fav, but the rx3 hubbies do tend to look very 808 apart from the rotor emblem.. pity rx3's didnt get a completely different hubcap to the piston model. As for authentic OZ spec dress trims are the go... Hmmmm for the sake of a vote I like stock rims no trim. 8)

I'd like to see R100 14 inch steelies and hubbies on a nice low rx3..


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 Post subject: Re: Rx3 Sedan build
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:01 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:02 pm
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Location: Adelaide
Hi, firstly I love your sedan! :tu: ... such a nice colour and quality build.
I'm a fan of both wheel trims, but I prefer hubbies (it's a South Aus. thing), also if you decide on the stainless rings then I suggest the RX3 coupe centre caps (rotor shape).
Keep the pics comming as it is inspiration for me (I'm building a sedan also).

Secondly...
gypsy wrote:
If you go for hub caps I have a pipe, smokers jacket and leather beret coming your way to complete the look. Consider it a completion gift :)

Gypsy do I qualify for these? I am thinking of running hubbies when not using alloy mags...? But not the nuclear type, these...


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