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Egg's 95 Mazda 323 coupé - another cost update


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#121 OFFLINE   barrett

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

You managed to get the DMB man to respond to a request to purchase something? That deserves a pat on the back alone.

I weirdly really like this. I'd have one in my dream 90s garage
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 04:57 PM

You managed to get the DMB man to respond to a request to purchase something? That deserves a pat on the back alone.

I weirdly really like this. I'd have one in my dream 90s garage

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 05:07 PM

Here is one i spotted in Lanzarote a couple of years ago.

 

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This was the first time I had seen one.


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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:12 PM

Paint on wiper arms, new stickers, spit and polish. Love this stuff, keep it up Egg!
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:23 PM

You managed to get the DMB man to respond to a request to purchase something? That deserves a pat on the back alone.

 

It was a little bit grudging to be fair, and he was 'not sure I can do it for a while', but I was persistent :-)


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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:02 PM

Captive nuts! None in my tool box, so bought one that was too small...but second time lucky! Fixed.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

Captive nuts!


Spire clips.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 02:46 PM

I stand corrected!

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

Captive nuts are more nutty (to me anyway)

Sometimes they are called speed or chimney nuts. Basic versions are like you have with a couple of tongues bashed out for a self-tapper and others have a proper internal thread for machine screws to go into. Others have nuts attached.

Just to confuse things, star lock washers sometimes get called spire clips.
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

Spire clips.

I need these for my Reliant. They are on the inspection hatch. Thanks, i have no idea what these were called.



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Posted 21 June 2018 - 04:11 PM

And back on the car...

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Not sure how I've missed this thread. What a cracking car! Great work done on it so far, too.

 

I did look at the picture of the rear window and thought it said "Tampons", though. Seemed a funny name for a car dealer.


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Posted 22 June 2018 - 02:13 PM

What do you find in the boot of a 323 coupé?

A smoll tool kit

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The original? Spacesaver

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And, a rear washer water tank, just for the rear window, you get one under the bonnet too! 'quirks and features'

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 12:25 PM

The new OEM exhaust shield screws have finally arrived (well Mazda MX-5 ones that are the same). I can now try hacking off the two remaining rusted ones as I can just swap them now.

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 11:05 AM

I did look at the picture of the rear window and thought it said "Tampons", though. Seemed a funny name for a car dealer.

 

Yeah, I removed that this morning. Not particularly attractive sticker, very crispy, and slight distraction on rear window. Measurements were taken so it can still be re-created if needed, lol.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:22 PM

As reported in the news thread, the driver's seat snapped off it's moorings again (as was done for the MOT) so this has sat doing nothing for a couple of weeks while the Mondeo takes on all duties.

 

I ordered a cheapo exhaust off ebay - and damn, yes it is a bit cheap!! Welding looks 'industrial' and both boxes have dents in them. It's come from Germany, so doubt I'll be asked to send it back....it will be handed over to my mech shortly and I'll expect swearing....£70 for these bits delivered.

 

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:26 PM

In my experience, exhausts off ebay require so much fettling to make them actually fit that my the end of it I would have been perfectly happy to pay £500 for a custom one-off stainless system fitted by a pro just to save myself the hassle.

I'm sure that one will be absolutely fine, though
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 06:56 PM

Looks a similar quality and price to the exhaust I got for the Volvo.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:05 PM

It's got three rubber mounts, and a couple of other bits - so, yes, looks like it is all there. I mean I expect it needs a new cat section and front downpipe - but this will be an improvement!


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:06 PM

Pattern parts were never that great fit, not just exhausts.



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:32 PM

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Found a very clean one of these this week in Llanelli.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:44 PM

Thanks! Great spot, added to the list...It's only on 30,000 miles!
 
Other 323c's still in existence (and roadworthy)
 
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M767 PAG - MOT expired last month, SORN'D. Up for sale for £995 April 2016. Green
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 02:48 PM

The new exhaust has been fitted (middle and back box) haven't spoken to my mechanic yet to see if it was a faff or not. While he was at it, I got him to re-weld the loose drivers seat back on the base frame and do an oil and filter change (I supplied him bonus cheap Home Bargains Unipart 5/30w). Total bill to arrive, but the car feels a lot better.

 

I think there is probably a blow from the front section or even the manifold, but not farting so much now!

 

Conclusion: back in service.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:00 PM

Update - just spoken to the mechanic....

 

- the exhaust was too long so he had to cut and weld it  :shock: (He's not a happy bunny about that - and I won't be when I get the bill - cheap exhaust = false economy!)

- he thinks it is the downpipe blowing - so I need to get that replaced

- there's some wear on the passenger tyre on the inside - seems to be pulling left - needs looking at

- he didn't charge me for the seat welding as conceded he didn't do it well enough first time.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:44 PM

Pull left may be the tyre itself, especially if it's got odd wear on it.
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:52 PM

Pull left may be the tyre itself, especially if it's got odd wear on it.

 

Yep, agree, new tyres are on the 'long list' of jobs anyway. So usual dilemma, do I just order a pair of fronts anyway at cheap online prices, or take it to a local place, who might say I can leave it for a bit - or charge me a lot for a ditchfinder.


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:16 PM

I think you’d be struggling to find an exhausts all let alone a decent one for that. A Bosal or whatever would be easier to fit but at the banger end of the market you would be looking considerably more to buy it so it’s swings and roundabouts. I’d see if the down pipe is blowing from the gasket or round the flex. If it’s cracked you can get them welded if you can find someone good at welding cast but they often crack again. At the risk of sounding like a bodger I’d get some sikaflex and paste it over a crack if there is one. Might work for longer than you’d expect.
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:22 PM

Blackcircles will do Yoko Bluearths for £55 a corner which I really liked on my Fusion, or Avons @ £43 each. 

 

Current tyres dated 2013.

 

I think this car has done a lot of sitting about, so they may have gone a bit out of shape in this summer's heat. 


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:24 PM

I think you’d be struggling to find an exhausts all let alone a decent one for that. A Bosal or whatever would be easier to fit but at the banger end of the market you would be looking considerably more to buy it so it’s swings and roundabouts. I’d see if the down pipe is blowing from the gasket or round the flex. If it’s cracked you can get them welded if you can find someone good at welding cast but they often crack again. At the risk of sounding like a bodger I’d get some sikaflex and paste it over a crack if there is one. Might work for longer than you’d expect.

 

Might be an option. I'm still not sure how long this car is staying with me, so depends on how much I want to spend, just pushes the future roffle price up :-)


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Posted 06 September 2018 - 04:25 PM

Avon’s are alright but they don’t age well. Said it before but Barums are always a decent choice.

Somethings are to be fixed properly others can bodged to avoid major expense. I’d just ‘repair’ it then use it and enjoy it.
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Posted 09 September 2018 - 10:05 AM

Thought I'd bung some photos up after a Sunday morning tootle about. My Herne Bay clock tower shot a bit annoyingly blocked.

 

Needed some air in the tyres.

 

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