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Everything posted by bigmal

  1. I wish you all the best mate. Must be even more stressful letting the prick have another go. Good luck
  2. I just ordered a pair of mirrors from Ebay. Should be here in about a month. Love this mod. Listed on Ebay as items 142209712970 & 122267115919 if anyone else is looking. And they do international shipping. Just need to get a switch.
  3. I'm not sure where I would locate this switch as my car is converted to right hand drive and the remote mirror is still on the left. May have to cut a hole.
  4. Thanks for posting this. I was originally looking at fitting mid 80's RX7 mirrors but this is way better. I just need to source the parts. That will be a challenge in Australia as we don't have access to the parts you guys do.
  5. I would think that a generic spring would do the trick. Something from an assorted spring kit. It's not too high tech. You may have to experiment and cut one down to suit.
  6. Sounds like that's the problem. Shouldn't be too hard to fit a spring.
  7. The spring is visible at the bottom. My brake has been modified in the picture as part of my right hand drive conversion so some things may look a little odd.
  8. Have a look at the return spring on the handle and see if it is collapsed or broken. Otherwise as Mike said, lube.
  9. Love this mod. I will be keenly following the list of parts requested above.
  10. My 69 had a 351C with 4V dot heads (open chamber) when I got it. Has a mild cam, 600 Holley and stock manifolds. 3.25 diff and FMX. I was never impressed with the power off the mark and it had no chance of lighting up the tires with the traction lock. I recently rebuild the engine and changed to 2V closed chamber heads and a compression ratio of 10:1. A big difference off the mark and will now light up the tires. mission accomplished. I have heard mixed views on 2V vs 4V but from my experience the 2V gave a lot more torque which may also be the increased compression ratio.
  11. Seems to have dropped off the face of the planet. I've been asking around and no luck.
  12. Nice work on the engine but the engine bay looks a little half arse. Sanded and pressure pack. I don't hold much hope for the rest of the restoration.
  13. My baby turned 50 on 2nd June. And I missed it. I don't think she's talking to me now. Maybe flowers will help.
  14. I would confirm the temp is actually high first. Use a secondary gauge to check the temp. As you mentioned oil press is high as well it may be pointing to the constant voltage regulator for your instrument cluster.
  15. Thanks for the info. Saved for a conversion down the track.
  16. I remember seeing a post with someone fitting early 80's RX-7 electric mirrors. I haven't been able to find it again but it's something I have been considering. I have been keeping my eye out at the wreckers but no good yet.
  17. I cut a piece of cardboard so I had the profile of my spoiler and took it to a wrecking yard and looked for a spoiler with a similar profile. There were plenty of options and even if the profile isn’t exact it doesn’t matter too much as you can just cut out a smaller section. Mine was off a 1997 Mitsubishi Lancer and was $20 for the whole spoiler. And they are the crappy Australian dollars.
  18. I used an Aussie product called Plasti-Bond. It is an epoxy filler/glue. The section of spoiler I used was plastic and the fibreglass reson doesn’t bond too well to this.
  19. I just changed from 4V open chamber to 2V closed chamber Aussie heads and had a noticeable improvement off the mark. 351C . I used Aussie heads because that’s the easiest to find down here.
  20. Attached. I'm really happy with how it turned out and is not really visible until the brake is on.
  21. You nailed it. So grateful I thought I was up for another rebuild. I took the old fuel pump off and blanked the hole. Quiet as a mouse. Thanks.
  22. That will make a nice donor car for the rebuild. :)
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