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54 minutes ago, dollywobbler said:

I would certainly chuck a set of new leads and plugs at it before going anywhere near the carburettor. A decent dose of fresh fuel may also improve matters.

That and an Italian tune-up up the bypass a few times.

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3 hours ago, TheDoctor said:

Wouldn't mind getting hold of a set of these wheels! 


Same rims as my old '87 323GT, mine had the digital dash too.

It was a really lovely car, can't be many GTs left now as they were rare back in the day.


*EDIT* just check HML and there are no listed 1.6i (the GT) and only one previous shape 1.5GT.

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31 minutes ago, Lacquer Peel said:

The alternator looks similar to the ones listed on AutoDoc.

Yeah, good call. 50 amp.

I've ordered it - you get 30days warranty, so should be ok.


So now car value = £337

Still to go:

Plugs £10

Wheel bearing £15

Tyre: £20

Various rubber hoses: £10?

Fluids, oil/ filter etc £?

Hopefully shouldn't end up too expensive a roffle. I reckon £7.50 per ticket would be about right once it's sorted. Unless something else big goes wrong. Battery may well be fecked.



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3 hours ago, sierraman said:

Those wheels would really benefit from rubbing down and a coat of wheel silver. 

If you spent plenty of time flatting then back, some hi build primer and a few coats of wheel silver they’d look the bomb. Use the playing cards trick to mask them. 

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Nice to see this car been saved. Well done all. l've always had a soft spot for these Mazda's since I briefly got to work on one at college about 15 years ago.  Was a E reg 1.5 GLX saloon in light Blue Metalic.  Just seamed a so much better put together car than the same age Astra / Escort etc I worked on.  Though I still like them both as well.

Would also be interested in a ticket if it becomes a Roffle as love a chance of owning it.

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Well. It is being a bastard. 

I'm bleeding, and had a hard job getting the alternator out. Now I'm faced with the fact the new alternator is slightly different.... 

Help? Old one has a small socket whereas the new one has a blank hole. New one is the top one. The big two pin socket is fine, just in a different place... 



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Ow!!! That looks bastarding sore. Sympathies,  dude.

Wish I could offer something more concrete, like advice, but I'm sorely lacking in that department.

All I can say is that I had three Phase 1 Lagunas and all three had totally different alternators...

Is the small socket an earth? What plugs in there?

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