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 Marc's S2- Autozam AZ-3 B5ZE -BOOOOOSSST videooooooo 
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Great project. Just make sure you cover all your glass before you start welding. :welder:

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February 28 2013, 8:19 PM
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I've started the patching in of the aerial battered section today.
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Will hopefully finish that tomorrow. I've currently got it tacked in place. TIG welders are awesome :-)

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March 02 2013, 3:05 PM
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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:


Saved and used? This thing was a daily driver man! But yeah, delighted that Marc is gonna expand its potential. I'll have to head up for a spin once its turbo'd!

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March 03 2013, 11:23 AM
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Haha you're welcome to Jason.

I have to say I'm not a fan of bodywork! So tedious.

Welding done.
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Etch primed after metal filler
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It's pretty close now in terms of finish. I'll hopefully block sand once more, then filler primer, then paint. Can't look worse than it did :)

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take the tube from a can of WD40 and put it in your primer nozzle. Get inside the opening with it and spray the back side of those welds as best you can. The rust will come through quickly from the back of the welds if you don't seal it.

Looks like you're better at welding sheet metal than I am. Well done.

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March 03 2013, 9:19 PM
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Thanks for the tip Charlie. Will do! I used weld through primer but still makes sense to cover the welds. I'm going to shove a vacuum down there too and try and suck up all the filings. Already did my best with a magnet.

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March 04 2013, 8:49 AM
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Did a bit more sand fill prime today. Still got more to go. Getting those edges flat but curved is the worst bit.

Anyway, whilst waiting between drying I familiarised myself with the engine more.

B6S7 Cams
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B551-7 Head
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Looks like a BP valve cover... yet smaller!
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B6 Pattern exhaust studs
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Heads look pretty clean, mileage seems believable! I'm going to change the valve cover gasket after I clean up the valve cover. I'm impressed by the chromed bolts as standard! Next up oil change.

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March 04 2013, 5:00 PM
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Done for now! That was some ordeal. Bodywork is so slow. I'm happy enough. I can't really find the weld anymore :)

BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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Both of these have been tackled now, pics to follow, new setup:

-x2 new ball joints (boots were destroyed)
-x2 new tie rod ends (boots were destroyed)
-mazda 323f BA lantis v6 spindles
-mazda 323f BA lantis v6 5 stud hubs
-mazda 323f BA lantis v6 brakes and discs
-goodridge SS brake lines

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March 07 2013, 6:16 PM
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Windscreen replacement booked for Monday :D

Soon be ready for MOT and import registration :-)

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March 09 2013, 2:42 PM
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Probably going to swap my carbon fibre bonnet over anyway but anyway - before on RHS, after polishing on LHS:
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MX3 to 323F BA V6 5 stud
BEFORE 257mm disc, 54mm piston, 4stud:
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AFTER 274mm disc, 57mm piston, 5 stud, goodridge SS brake lines:
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Also replaced tie rod ends and ball joints due to split boots.

Windscreen out!
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Windscreen in!
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Front bumper swapped over with glass headlights, clear sidelights and you can see the polishing has helped this side a lot :)
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March 11 2013, 2:14 PM
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Gread job on the body work; it looks good. :2thumbsup:

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Thanks Aaron, it's getting better anyway! I still fancy a summer cheapo DIY respray but I'll see how it goes.

New window certainly smartens things up :)

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BEFORE:
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AFTER:
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Nice MAF system on these, very little restriction compared to the V6 VAF. External IAT sensor too, nifty!

Now with K&N cone filter :)

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Windscreen looks fantastic :) The seal is really neat, glad I went new.

Also:
Ran wynns engine cleaner, largely cleared up sticky HLA tick
New oil filter
New oil
New valve cover gasket

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March 13 2013, 4:16 PM
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Mazdaspeed strut bar installed, plenty of clearance on a 4 cylinder :lol: Kinda forgot I had this! Brightens up the bay a bit.

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March 17 2013, 8:15 AM
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Forgot you had it !!!! :freak: :freak:

Definitly add's good bling ! But if you forgot.. did you also forget you promised to sell it to me :mrgreen:

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