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 Marc's S2- Autozam AZ-3 B5ZE -BOOOOOSSST videooooooo 
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I'm now a poor student! This is my almost rust free daily driver to be :-) Bought from Jayom's brother, cheers Jason, was nice meeting you!

Bought condition/stats:
1.5 DOHC B5ZE
79k miles
Drum rear brakes
Jspec dash
No sunroof
Chronic paint work - washed with gravel!
Virtually no underbody rust :-D
Leaky exhaust
Windscreen cracked
Aerial filled in badly
Crap aerial installed on roof

The eagle has landed:
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Unexpected surprise, I think it developed during transit.
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Got annoyed with my stainless exhaust not being in sections, had to take off subframe from old car to get it off!
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Washed with bricks? :lol:
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Rear shot, exhaust installed! Those terrible bump strips will be tackled!
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Front bumper madness, just going to bin that one and replace with my old one.
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My new home for mechanical madness.
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Short term plans:
Transplant stainless exhaust DONE :-)
Weld in patch where OEM aerial was
Weld in patch where crap aftermarket aerial is
Replace wind sceen
Replace front brakes (discs worn)
Replace ball joints
Oil change
Rocker cover gasket
Disty O ring DONE
DA buff whole car aggressively
Remove bump strips etc
Front bumper swap
Rear lexus lights
MOT, register, insure and tax!

Mid term:
Swap over refurbed polybushed subframe
5 Stud set up and SSR type Cs
Polycarb hatch
Tidy interior with best bits

Longer term:
TURBOOOOOOOOOOOOO on a budget
LPG?
Delete air con?
Respray in summer DIY

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February 20 2013, 7:20 PM
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Looks like a nice base to work on, didnt realize the b5 looked so much like the BP motor.

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oh man u have a journey ahead of you lol. But it is cool to see another MX saved and actually used :mrgreen:

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Nice to see an 'old timer' back on the forum. :P Nice car, good find.

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Daninski wrote:
Nice to see an 'old timer' back on the forum. :P Nice car, good find.


I never knew marcdh left.

He has a ITB KL right?

I thought he had just taken apart the rear suspension on it to get rid of rust and re coat...

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Haha yea I went quiet for a while. I had the ze then supercharged then ITBs then turbo v6.

Thanks lads :) lots to do but progress is good ATM.

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Had some more time today to start working loose the rear subframe.

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What a pleasure working on the mechanics of this car! All the bolts in the process of rear subframe removal came off without heat, violence or cutting :) Even the caged nuts on the body attachment of the trailing arms came off. Also I see this car has the cool trailing arms too. All loosened up ready for my refurbed and poly bushed subframe to go on. BUT I need to recover some rear disc handbrake cables first from the old car.

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Buy new e-brake cables if you can. They're not that expensive and it really is worth it.

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February 21 2013, 3:42 PM
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Ahh I'd like to but seem to be £30+ a side over here.

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Blimey!

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Nice work Marc :)
Good to see you're working on the Mazda again

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question? why can i not see this pictures

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Cool project, is that your Rx-7 in the background?

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Thanks guys. Yep that's another project all together, a longer term one haha. More on that later ;)


Funky interior pics:
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My refurbed subframe with wytbushings/polybushes has been installed complete with disc conversion. I HATE drum brakes! Had to swap over the v6 handbrake cables too. Gave them a clean up too. Loads of things have been painted with POR-15 and hammerite.

Waiting for a replacement DS caliper to arrive, my bleed nipple sheared, then tried using an extractor which also sheared off :(

I'll have to put up pics of my under side soon, looking good... :) What a pleasure working on a non rotten car!

I've also phoned up about windscreen replacement £120 new plus vat (plus fitting I guess). £60 for a transplant from the old car. First I have to tackle the roof welding.

So you have a hole, here's what you do:
fill it with bog roll to catch moisture and encourage rust
pile in filler several cm thick
paint
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Good job:
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Smiley face haha:
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Plan is to cut donor section out of old car and weld in. Should be exciting lol

And my other treat isn't so bad, the previous owner who did this needs to be banned from car work!
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Looks easy enough to patch in.

Got a nice new bottle of pureshield argon ready for action. Need to pick up some mild steel welding rods and get TIGing.

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Nice car!

So jelly that you can work on yours and mine is trying to not die from the cold up here...

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