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#1 OFFLINE   RobT

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:15 PM

Best I can manage at a witty thread title, sorry.

Pez shot from last Saturday, as posted in the News 24 Thread. Drove the 240 miles home from Leeds with no issue.

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Grey Japanese-ness, which is actually in mintola condition. Shame no leather steering wheel for a touch of luxury, but it is only a mid-spec GLX. Leccy windows all round, but oddly the door mirrors are keep fit.

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Lovely, strokeable door cards.

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One for trigger. It's not only SD1s that have fanny vents!

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Winning trimz

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Rusty metal tabs on the windows. I've no idea what these are for.

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Oily engine. Up until 2014 it had only done 32,000 miles. Since then the lad I bought it off has doubled that.

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Dealer plate. It was originally a Kent car so it's come back home. Coincidentally my Cavalier is also a GW so there's a nice bit of symmetry there.

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It drives lovely, with plenty of torque from the 2 litre 12 valve, super light clutch, and perfectly weighted steering. Handling and ride are both good, better than I was expecting, but then I’ve got stodgy Cavalier handling as my baseline so I’m easily impressed.

The stats say 109bhp for the 2.0 carb version, and it feels a similarly lively motor to the Rover 220 of many, albeit not as brisk as that’s got close to 140bhp and is lighter. Mind you I’m a giffer at heart so the fact it’s comfortable is more important TBH, which it is.

Here's the reason it was cheap.

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It's stuck shut and the MoT is due in a couple of weeks, so plan is to do a bit of panel beating (not done any before) and hopefully get it tested soon afterwards. I'm trying to get ahead just in case the door turns out scrap, so if anyone (DW or spottedlaurel?) knows of classic Japanese breakers who are worth contacting that'd be great. Cheers! I can't imagine there's many sitting around in general scrap yards these days.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:28 PM

Your window bumps are because the glass is flush fitting, so doesn't use the normal window channels. I hadn't really realised that this was what those were about - they're on the Lexus too. Audi perhaps the most obvious candidate for their use.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:39 PM

Worth a try?

http://www.mazdaspar...om/contact.php/

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:51 PM

Thanks. I did see them on a quick search, but then noticed the location. Would prefer somewhere down south to aid collection, but I may have to take what I can get!
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:03 PM

I'd suspect you'll find the rods inside the door is bent & that's why the handles don't work.


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:25 PM

Very nice indeed Rob :) Get one of those dent 'suckers' on that door, it might pull the metal out enough so you can get the door to unlatch, I reckon Hooli is correct- the actuating rods have taken a pasting!


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:25 PM

Yep, the rods have come away from the handle as I can see enough down without the trim finisher being there (I've still got that which is handy).

I had my first FTP this evening. Battery dead. Not sure why as I hadn't left an interior light on or anything, so that needs investigating. The battery does look old so I might get a new one anyway, plus the alternator belt looks past its best. Tension seems OK though. So I connected it up to the CTEK and proceeded to give the engine a half arsed degrease. I'm not normally that fussy but oil is everywhere and the HTs and distributor were caked, which isn't ideal.

I hope this bonnet up stance doesn't become a common occurrence...

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I also painted the rusty window tab things as it was something to do.
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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:00 PM

For the door, warm the panel with a heat gun or hairdryer and then get the largest diameter sink/drain plunger you can and you should find most of it will pop out.  That might help getting to the various innards a bit more to get the door open.  Chompy and I did this on the similarly bashed in Applause door and were surprised it worked.  A bit of care with tools afterwards saw the door looking smart, if not perfect.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:11 AM

I like it! Mazda build and design quality was on top form back then and I can imagine it'll feel like a sophisticated bit of kit - I was impressed by the 4x4 version I had a drive of a few years ago.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:25 AM

That looks really nice, despite the door. Good luck with finding a replacement or fixing that one.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:29 AM

That looks bloody brill! Good luck with sorting that back door out. 8)


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:39 AM

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:52 AM

Nice vehicular selection Rob. With that back door I think you should push it out by opening the back door on the other side and do a running jump kick at it through the car. The strokable door cards will help avoid injury.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

I'll probably end up doing something like that when my dent removal skills fail!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:47 AM

Excellent purchase Rob. I've been considering venturing to something Japanese too just to see what it's like.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:48 AM

Thats a blast from the past.  Seeing the pics makes me think of stupidly small ingition key... and slow to go off auto choke. and lots of road noise from the rear tyres  .I had a few of those and they all seemed like that.  Nice to see. :) oh, and didn't they have a little lights on bell, rather than a buzzer?  might be wrong on that...


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 12:08 PM

Thats a blast from the past.  Seeing the pics makes me think of stupidly small ingition key... and slow to go off auto choke.

 

Spot on.  The key is comedy and it races like a bastard until warm.  Good job it's not an auto.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

That ICE is well wicked. The tape forward/reverse buttons are a bit Y Tho.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:41 PM

Spot on.  The key is comedy and it races like a bastard until warm.  Good job it's not an auto.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:52 PM

I have used these before but they are in Stockton North east

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:13 PM

Ive been trying to work it out all day but i still dont get the thread title.

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"It did indeed require a certain, not too small, amount of social courage to be seen riding this unconventional bicycle. One could be sure that everybody would be looking, some with great amusement."

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

Ive been trying to work it out all day but i still dont get the thread title.

 

Other markets had the 626 branded as the Capella. 

 

Rob, you should try and bring the 626 to next years FoU, and I'll try and convince my friend to bring his generation older 626....


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:19 PM

I will assuming I still have it by then. You know what I'm like. Be good to see his GC loveliness.

I suspect the battery is kippered as I put it on charge last night but not a sausage, it's still dead. Managed to find a new one for £44 which isn't too bad considering the last one I bought was £90 (albeit a big 019 for an XJ6).
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 10:30 PM

Ive been trying to work it out all day but i still dont get the thread title.


What bramz said, but it's also my lame attempt at humour....
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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:33 PM

 

Best I can manage at a witty thread title, sorry.
 
Pez shot from last Saturday, as posted in the News 24 Thread.  Drove the 240 miles home from Leeds with no issue.
 
 
 
Grey Japanese-ness, which is actually in mintola condition.  Shame no leather steering wheel for a touch of luxury, but it is only a mid-spec GLX.  Leccy windows all round, but oddly the door mirrors are keep fit.
 
 
Lovely, strokeable door cards.
 
 
One for trigger.  It's not only SD1s that have fanny vents!
 
 
ICE
 
 
Winning trimz
 
 
Rusty metal tabs on the windows.  I've no idea what these are for.
 
 
Oily engine.  Up until 2014 it had only done 32,000 miles.  Since then the lad I bought it off has doubled that.
 
 
Dealer plate.  It was originally a Kent car so it's come back home.  Coincidentally my Cavalier is also a GW so there's a nice bit of symmetry there.
 
 
Giffer trinket
 
 
It drives lovely, with plenty of torque from the 2 litre 12 valve, super light clutch, and perfectly weighted steering.  Handling and ride are both good, better than I was expecting, but then I’ve got stodgy Cavalier handling as my baseline so I’m easily impressed.
 
The stats say 109bhp for the 2.0 carb version, and it feels a similarly lively motor to the Rover 220 of many, albeit not as brisk as that’s got close to 140bhp and is lighter.  Mind you I’m a giffer at heart so the fact it’s comfortable is more important TBH, which it is.
 
Here's the reason it was cheap.
 
 
It's stuck shut and the MoT is due in a couple of weeks, so plan is to do a bit of panel beating (not done any before) and hopefully get it tested soon afterwards.  I'm trying to get ahead just in case the door turns out scrap, so if anyone (DW or spottedlaurel?) knows of classic Japanese breakers who are worth contacting that'd be great.  Cheers!  I can't imagine there's many sitting around in general scrap yards these days.
 

 

Thats lovely.

 

Always liked them.

 

Good luck with it.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 03:23 PM

Ah.... You again :)

.... Mine (spent its life in Whitley Bay = salty fret) looked like a pretzel underneath. Nothing snapped off.. I hasten to add :)

Whole suspension is rods/turnbuckles at the back = rust means no adj!!

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:05 PM

Armed with a Draper dent puller and full kettle of hot water I decided to tackle the rear door this evening. The puller was nigh on useless even after roughing up the rubber base as it wasn't gripping at all, so I resorted to a bog plunger. That didn't work either. So I stuck a long rod down the inside of the door as there was room with the trim off. I was making some progress then FUCKING BOLLOCKS, the inevitable happened.

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Glass everywhere. I was feeling incredibly irritated at this point. On the plus side I managed to get the door open, despite thinking it was stuck shut. So the next step will be to join some Japanese car forums and try to source a complete door, as I'm not sure it'll be possible to get it looking decent (there's a massive crease at the bottom that will be tricky to sort out).

In other news I found out the battery drain was due to the rear door not sitting flush, thus leaving the footwell and door trim lights on. That's why the lad had shoved a bit of card inbetween the button switch thing, so I put it back in.

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I replaced the battery with a new one yesterday after removing the tray and painting it as that was a bit rusty, and went mental with the Dynax S-50 in the front wings and engine bay, just to stave off the few rusty areas getting any worse.

I wasted 6 quid on the Draper dent puller, but it did have this bonus LDV photo on the box.

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I wouldn't bother, it's shite m8.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:33 PM

Ah bugger. I guess a piece of perspex will suffice in the short term? Not sure if Ratdat knows any Mazda folk. He and his good lady seem to be big into 323s at the moment, so may have some contacts. Sadly, there don't seem to be many good Japanese forums about - Old Japanese Car sadly seems a bit tumbleweed these days.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:44 PM

I'll have a search of a couple of yards locally that have some serious old shite in the very back rows on the, very slim,  off chance there is one of these in 


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:54 PM

Yeah they do seem a bit lacking, so I anticipate I'll be waiting a while for a door. Good call re Ratdat, I'll try contacting him via the blue forum (I assume that's where he's most active).
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