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Cars by Model Type => 3rd generation RX-7's => Topic started by: Ricco_04 on December 04, 2005, 11:42:45 PM

Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on December 04, 2005, 11:42:45 PM
Well thought I should get some piccies up.

Its a 1995 UK Spec FD.  No mods as yet.  30,000 Miles on Mazda rebuilt engine. Received a full respray and I love it! Uber Uber fun!!

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/goingroundincircles/pictures/not_on/myfd/myfd_006.jpg)

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/goingroundincircles/pictures/not_on/myfd/myfd_001.jpg)

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/goingroundincircles/pictures/not_on/myfd/myfd_002.jpg)

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/goingroundincircles/pictures/not_on/myfd/myfd_007.jpg)

(http://members.lycos.co.uk/goingroundincircles/pictures/not_on/myfd/myfd_003.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Brett on December 04, 2005, 11:47:53 PM
That looks the dogs danglies!!! :D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Steve Burnett on December 05, 2005, 08:01:30 AM
Real nice looking car you have there. Very clean and original.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: GeckoGareth on December 05, 2005, 10:57:29 AM
Looking great, wish I could afford to get my montego blue resprayed :)
Was it a mazda rebuild under warranty? Mine still had mazda gold warranty when I got it but at £400+ a year to keep it up I let it lapse, mine as far as I can tell had a new engine according to the paperwork.

cheers

G
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on December 05, 2005, 02:32:36 PM
Thsnk you for the kind comments!  :wave

Both previous owners always took it to Mazda to have any work it ever needed done.  The rebuild was completed by New Coventery Mazda.  I actually still have the itemised bill - came to about £4,800!!  :eek
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 22, 2006, 12:21:50 AM
Finially got round to sorting the suspension.  Went for Tein Superstreet\'s and I\'m loving them.  Had them fitted on Tuesday :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00296.jpg)

Before

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN1827.jpg)

Very bad after picture!

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00302.jpg)

And one to show the drop on the front - They come ready set up to just bolt on (so you can try them and adjust to your likeing)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00306.jpg)

Going to get them all laser alighned next week and will probably drop the back a few more mill.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: big_spin_flip on June 22, 2006, 08:53:02 AM
Very nice mate!!!!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on August 09, 2006, 06:42:17 PM
Realised that I havn\'t put any pictures of my new toys - like we need reasons! :King

WGT Stainless scilenced mid-pipe :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00488.jpg)

Nasty arrangement of Commander and boost guage (gonna start a new thread to see what to do about this!) :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00645.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on August 09, 2006, 06:42:49 PM
Could a mod please edit my first post and paste this over JUST the images that where on there and then  delete this post (sorry to be a pain but it looks poo when the 1st post is all broken links)  Thank you :wave

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_001.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_002.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_003.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_004.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_005.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/myfd_006.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Iain C on August 10, 2006, 10:28:45 PM
Thats a minter mate!
Very nice.
How are the coilovers? I fancy a set..Are they the £500 ish ones?
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on August 11, 2006, 01:28:55 AM
They are Tein Superstreets.  I have to say they are spot on.  They have lowered the car by at least 35mm all round (if not slightly more) with the out of the box setup.  Could do with another 10-15mm lowered on the back.

Ride wise, they feel ever so slightly harder as the stock suspension.  I really couldn\'t tell much to be honest. Probably due to the pre-springs on the front.  Also bear in mind my stock suspension was goosed!

These are more than the £500 ones.  I am led to believe that the £500ish ones do not include pillowball mounts or springs or both.  Didnt really ask, was just glad to get some of the handling sorted! :chat   (I can check if you would like to know - unless someone else does know?)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on October 19, 2006, 07:00:36 PM
Fitted a new bush, had new tyres and the alighnment done the other week.  Car handles soooooo much better now.  Alighnment I would like adjusting more as they would only adjust it so it\'s inside the factory tolerences but here are my results :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC00956.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on March 25, 2007, 07:59:16 PM
Due to be going for a remap soon so about to get fuelling sorted and new cat back on the way.  I also brought a ReAmemiya SMIC a while ago.  I’m too sussed about shiny shiny stuff so here’s what’s been done to the IC:

Started off with this:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01123.jpg)

Gave it good clean, rub down and already looks neater with the primer on:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01581.jpg)

A couple coats of satin black later and voila.  Think it looks a bit neater.  Hard pipes are also done too.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01633.jpg)

I now need to get some 4x3” pipes to join the hard pipe’s up.  Silicone is shiny so I guess I will have to find some rubber – trouble is where to find 3” rubber.  Anyone knows or has a suggestion for an alternative?
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 07, 2007, 02:04:40 PM
Finially got round to fitting it :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01699.jpg)

I was going to get some black hose to replace the blue stuff (all new clips to go on at same time)  but not sure wether red hose would look better?? :3Confused

Also toying with the idea of modifying the standard ducting to make it fit again (will also supply another feed of air to the filters & battery) or to make up an alloy plate (satin black again) to fill the same area?? :3Confused

Anyway, fuel pump will be fitted today (hopefully!) and then the plenum is off after for the fuel setup - not looking forward to that! :2Confused
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Post by: interloper393 on April 07, 2007, 02:07:42 PM
that kakimoto exhaust really dosnt suit the car, plus is also cause very bad detonation in the engine.. should sell it asap bud :yes
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 08, 2007, 11:02:55 AM
Fuel pump went without a hitch yesterday which was nice and everything seems fine! :cool  Just waiting on a fitment for the secondary rail then I can tackle the fuel rails - oh joy! :2Rolleyes

Quote from: interloper393
that kakimoto exhaust really dosnt suit the car, plus is also cause very bad detonation in the engine.. should sell it asap bud :yes


Really? I didn\'t know that - better sell it then :p  (you wish! :chat)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 08, 2007, 11:06:52 AM
Oh the intercooler works out as near as dam it 3x bigger than stock plus more efficient & better flow.  Well I say efficient, it needs some proper ducting so im either going to modify the existing or have a go at making my own up - I know which is going to be the easier option :rolleyes:
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: khyber pass on April 08, 2007, 09:20:47 PM
Loads of good work there mate...

My Dead Red is sitting Red and Dead again following gearbox disintegration, followed by electrical gremlins to alarm system...

Saw that you had swapped the exhaust as well..guessed you were going to when we were chatting at the pub!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 08, 2007, 09:32:41 PM
Cheers matey :wave Yeah, the exhause is just a bit to meaty I think, so cant wait to put the Kakimoto on when I get it - it will still be big but think it will be better overall - was too much of a ball ache to get the tip changed from a rolled one etc

Can\'t believe the lack of luck you are having with your car :( - have you manages to source another box - whats up with the wiring? :3Confused
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: khyber pass on April 09, 2007, 12:41:41 AM
Box sourced  (cheers Brett :) ) and fitted..
then looks like the alarm system has failed...leaving car immobilised. Again Brett went along and managed to suss a short cut wire to kick start the starter..unfortunately, even that has gone tits up...

At least the car lives up to its name

With so many replacement parts, and an engine that has even compression all round, there shouldn\'t be too much else to go wrong...

can then get on with sticking on the bits I\'ve been buying...(unless I need to sell them all to pay for something else going wrong:) )

See you around when dead red is up and purring again
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 10, 2007, 03:27:04 PM
Well there is only so many things you can replace! ;)

Hope to see you again soon bud! :cool
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on April 30, 2007, 05:01:59 PM
Well I finially brought something for the bodywork (after saying I would NEVER modify the car! :Giggle )

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01766.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01773.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on April 30, 2007, 05:54:31 PM
MMmmm, re amemiya. Love that kit. Gonna look mean with that fitted ricco. You gonna keep the red or go with a different colour?
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Spen on April 30, 2007, 07:41:14 PM
Should look great when fitted mate. When you aiming to get it done for?
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on May 02, 2007, 11:02:39 AM
Quote from: RobbieRX-7
MMmmm, re amemiya. Love that kit. Gonna look mean with that fitted ricco. You gonna keep the red or go with a different colour?


Thanks mate! :chat

I did want to put this kit on a yellow FD, for obvious readons ;)  I have done a few photoshops for different colours and I like the mean look that red gives :cool  Plus it means that the engine bay stays the same colour as the outside - not keen when they dont match
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on May 02, 2007, 11:05:36 AM
Quote from: Spen
Should look great when fitted mate. When you aiming to get it done for?


Not got a date in mind to be honest - I would really like to book a few weeks off work and just really get stuck into it :chat

I have already fitted the bonnet (ie me and tim - or maybe just tim :Giggle ) and the fit is damn fine.  The rest shouldnt be too bad as it\'s no copy but for sure will need a fair bit of playing around with.

I actually cant wait now :chat

Cheers dude :driving
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: RotorHeid on May 02, 2007, 04:31:35 PM
difficult to think about colour, well if it\'s me, go for 787B\'s colour.
Keep the red and overcoat with  green print / white strip.;) Oh! sorry, FC!!
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o229/scot62/bn_workwheels.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on May 02, 2007, 11:16:39 PM
Sweet, love the FC :chat

I still havn\'t ruled out a dual paint job........:)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on May 06, 2007, 12:40:46 PM
Bonnet went on a few days ago and the fit it flippin spot on.  Seen a few bonnets where you can slide your fingers down the sides but the ReAmemiya bonnet is totally spot on - the only thing that lets it down is where my front bumper has sagged slightly but thats coming off soon enough anyway! (still need to fit the washer jet\'s too!)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01790.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01804.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01824.jpg)

Even took it up to Pip at WGT and had it remapped - have to shout about Pip, he managed to fit me in at the last minuite for mapping and he has given me lots of advise over the last few day\'s and has been one big help! Top bloke! :Thumbs-up :Thumbs-up :Thumbs-up :god

I have the MOT booked on Wednesday and I have got everything crossed that it\'s going to pass - just cant help being a bit nervous! :wiggle
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on May 11, 2007, 01:48:44 AM
Same gesture, welcome to the wide club


Will look awesome.

Ive seen a few in red. and you bought the best one in the 2000 model front IMO. Front is very smooth.

There\'s going to be a lot of nice cars around soon.

Here is some red inspiration.

I love the one with White SSR Type C and red bonnet

RE-A Kit fits great My last one was good.

Russ.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Brett on May 11, 2007, 03:10:38 PM
Decided on a spoiler yet?  You know long and low makes sense :D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: kermit on May 11, 2007, 03:44:06 PM
Russ, you got any pics of FD\'s in Montego blue with the kit fitted?!!!!



Quote from: rextreme
Same gesture, welcome to the wide club


Will look awesome.

Ive seen a few in red. and you bought the best one in the 2000 model front IMO. Front is very smooth.

There\'s going to be a lot of nice cars around soon.

Here is some red inspiration.

I love the one with White SSR Type C and red bonnet

RE-A Kit fits great My last one was good.

Russ.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on May 11, 2007, 06:49:24 PM
Quote from: rextreme
Same gesture, welcome to the wide club


Will look awesome.

Ive seen a few in red. and you bought the best one in the 2000 model front IMO. Front is very smooth.

There\'s going to be a lot of nice cars around soon.

Here is some red inspiration.

I love the one with White SSR Type C and red bonnet

RE-A Kit fits great My last one was good.

Russ.


Cheers Russ :cheers

Mmmmm I like the piccies :chat

Quote from: Brett
Decided on a spoiler yet?  You know long and low makes sense :D


:Giggle   Honestly I havn\'t given it a thought still!  I have not even looked for pictures! :spank

Quote from: kermit
Russ, you got any pics of FD\'s in Montego blue with the kit fitted?!!!!


I have a few of one with the 99spec Facer nose on which I have been using to guage different colours (I got them from the ReAmemiya website when I contacted them about the rep they did) - I could try and do a dodgy photoshop (but it would be dodgy!)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 10, 2007, 12:26:29 PM
Well thought I should update.  Booked a few days off work and have been working solid on fitting the kit with help from a talanted mate! We\'re just getting all the kit to bolt on and looking reasonable, shut lines have been tweaked ever so slightly to get the rest of it to fit but they will all be re-done again so I can be picky with them and get them all lined up as they should be.

The carbon undersweep really makes a difference and it is a good piece of aero kit.  Here\'s a few progress photo\'s :

The before work began shot :wiggle  :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01958.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01986.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01984.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01992.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC01994.jpg)

Both rear arches have been seen too.  We got rid of the rust under there, wasn\'t too bad but bad enough if you know what I mean! :yes  Metal work has been moved into position, good clean up, acid primed and a couple coats of underseal have been applied.  Ready to start fitting the rear overfenders next.

Going to go out there now and get that diff brace fitted me thinks :wiggle
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on June 10, 2007, 01:10:12 PM
Looking good Mate. Where you getting it sprayed?
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Post by: Spen on June 10, 2007, 02:53:36 PM
Glad you\'ve started it mate:cool
Now I know why you wanted to get your lights out!
Can\'t wait to see it finished:D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on June 10, 2007, 03:39:03 PM
Giddy Up... Looking good.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 10, 2007, 03:49:06 PM
Quote from: RobbieRX-7
Looking good Mate. Where you getting it sprayed?


Cheers fella. I havn\'t decided, i\'m going to post up a request for reccomendations I think and see what experiences people have had with what bodyshop.

I see you have some skirts on the way :cool

Quote from: Spen
Glad you\'ve started it mate:cool
Now I know why you wanted to get your lights out!
Can\'t wait to see it finished:D


Yeah, I didnt even think of saying why!  Sorry I disturbed you from your tea :chat   I\'m sure you got the thank you message :rollin   Would have had both rear arches on by now but we where working on Reece\'s MR instead (cant remember if you know him :o) and then had to take it for a play to check, via the pub and after retreiving the keys we locked inside :rollin :Hammer

Quote from: rextreme
Giddy Up... Looking good.


Cheers my man :).  I thought I was going to cry when we started the rear arches but I wasn\'t too bad - well up untill I had to key some perfectly good paint :rolleyes:  :Laugh
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on June 12, 2007, 12:34:05 PM
Sorry,

I missed your call for blue pics.

Not many around.

Most Montego cars are normal. Strange. but I guess hard to match that colour.

This one is the later colour
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Brett on June 12, 2007, 12:57:37 PM
Would be interesting to hear where you found the rust?  Might be worth making a litle sub thread in the 3rd gen section so other owners know where to look.....

 Looking good though :god
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: kermit on June 12, 2007, 02:24:24 PM
Cheers Russ, really like it in Montego Blue!  Keeping my wheels Silver though - not keen on the gold look.

Ricco, its looking seriously good!  How have to found fitting the kit - Fairly easy?  Any pictures of the modifications made to the rear arches?

Cheers,
Martin.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 12, 2007, 05:19:17 PM
Rust is/was on the rear of the arches, It has had that problem since I brought it and only recently (in the last 4 months) did it all of a sudden accelerate so I was glad to have rid of it!  

I will upload the pictures of the rear arches, including ones showing it all cut out (this is when I find out I didn\'t take enough! :rolleyes: )  Even put a few spots of weld on it to make sure it was extra strong - probably could have got away with it but if it\'s worth doing and the tools are there to do it, you know.

The kit in terms of fitting is a joy - but a joy in comparison to a copy rear bumper I helped fit - that was a right royal pain in the arse and took best part of 20 hours to get spot on.  The hard work has not really been done, as always the pictures make it look better than it is.  There will be needed many more hours to get it how it needs to be.  All the shut lines need addressing and the whole car needs to be properly flatted before the respray.

I do need some help from the Widebody boy\'s though - I am a little stuck on how to relocate the filler flap (as it\'s the only lockable bit before the cap)  I have cut away the relevant metal (welded it again for strength) acid etched it and painted it but I for the life of me can\'t work how it all goes together.

The illustrations dont really give much away and I am not so good at reading Japanese! (although I would love to!)  

Does anyone have any pictures of their setup?  Or advice? Or methods? Please help, I feel all held back! :Giggle  

Here\'s what I have :
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02067.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02070.jpg)

Thanks for the interest guys :)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on June 12, 2007, 05:35:41 PM
I actually cut the orignal one and used a spacer to push it out further.
But it still touched slightly. I had to make the hinge section very thin.
 I didnt recess the body like they say.

Here is the Amemiya initial D Replica in Build form. I didnt do this but I can see why they did. It allows the cap to open more.

http://www.re-amemiya.co.jp/old_cp/car_pic/fd3s_ini_d/fd_ini_d_03.jpg
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 12, 2007, 09:07:30 PM
I got all the Initial D rep photo\'s off the Amemiya website - amazing car, love it :yes .  That\'s what I used as a starting point.  The bodywork around the fuel filler has been made the same but I still couldn\'t understand how it all works :o

Your other picture I think could help so I will have another look tomorrow also armed with a mug of tea! :D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on June 13, 2007, 01:16:33 AM
Move the mounting holes towards the exterior of the body

Carve out the hinge a bit more to make it thin and trim the original cap a little.

You have to carve it out so it opens more.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on June 14, 2007, 08:29:43 PM
Thank you for the info matey :Thumbs-up Finially got it all sorted.  Just need to get the panel on and rivited now (then the rear light\'s, the rear bumper, do the indicators, all shut lines, any imperfections, front lights, the canards ya da ya da :Laugh )

Why wont the rain go away again! :chat

Ooh multi coloured for Japfest then! :spank
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 15, 2007, 03:07:55 PM
Thought I would update this with a few piccies :

Wheel arches had paint sanded off, with markings to cut with angle grinder. There are a couple of methods of how to do this, but this was done the way ReAmemiya did the InitialD replica.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02023.jpg)

Fuel filler cover/lock has had to be modified because the arches are wider.  So the OE bodywork is modified so hinge wont catch.  We also made up a custom bracket which was rivited and fiberglassed into place.  Just need to modify the locking mechanism.

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02065.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02094.jpg)

Rear bumper was removed to enable the fitting of the rear overfenders and while the lights where out I modified them to 96\'+ spec lights

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02016.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02122.jpg)

It was kind of handy because I already had the ovals marked out on one of the rear lights.  Don\'t understand why they are different, I know one might have been replaced but why have the ovals marked out?!?!

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02114.jpg)

Genuine ReAmemiya hardpipes arrived with red silicone hose.  This is to replace the generic hardpipes and blue hose I have :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02193.jpg)

Now paintd up in satin black to match rest of engine bay, ReAmemiya logo left as a little feature :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02245.jpg)

ReAmemiya Pro electric mirrors have also been fitted :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02186.jpg)

Overall view of the car with the bonnet up :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02254.jpg)

Next to fit is the ReAmemiya sleek headlight\'s :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02251.jpg)

So it\'s all taking a while but coming along non the less.  I have been toying with the idea of buying an original ReAmemiya rear diffuser as the one I have is the Rotaryart copy.  I also have my eyes on ReAmemiya Rear Wet Carbon GT wing but want to explore the options still. :mmmm
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: kermit on July 15, 2007, 03:58:12 PM
Looking very good mate.  I hven\'t even started on mine yet :(   I\'m still bricking myself with the thought of hacking up the rear arches:eek

What are you doing about side indicators??  Just noticed you havent cut them into the wings.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on July 15, 2007, 04:11:06 PM
flippin heck ricco, this car is looking unrecognizable compared to when i saw it last, keep up the good work mate.
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Post by: gmogle on July 15, 2007, 04:18:44 PM
Looking really good mate !!!!
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Post by: Spen on July 15, 2007, 06:45:38 PM
Coming along well matey:cool
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 15, 2007, 07:17:21 PM
Thanks you lot! :Thumbs-up :cool

Quote from: kermit
Looking very good mate.  I hven\'t even started on mine yet :(   I\'m still bricking myself with the thought of hacking up the rear arches:eek

What are you doing about side indicators??  Just noticed you havent cut them into the wings.


I had a mate help me with putting a lot of kit on.  The arch work was not so much of a bitter pill for me because of small bit of rust in there (which is now completely gone.  Go on, get in there!  Once you start you can\'t stop (I mean really! :Giggle )

Side indicator wise, I have been advised that it won\'t be a problem without them (mot wise etc) Still not sure to put them in or not :confused:  won\'t be a hard job and it\'s all there inside the wing anywho.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: kermit on July 15, 2007, 07:40:18 PM
I was unsure becuase I thought side indicators are an MOT requirement.

Just need to build up the bottle to do it.  I might have to find a nice friend to help me!!  What did you do with regards the front wheel arch liners??  Are they useable with the kit or did you have to remove them???

Looking at yours makes me want to crack on with it now!!!!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 15, 2007, 08:08:44 PM
Yeah, me too regards to the MOT.  I know a few MR2\'s and they remove their side ones and have no issues come MOT time.  These dont look out of place when fitted so may just fit them......... :confused:

The arch liners shouldn\'t really go back in as it\'s a racing kit, if you see what I mean.  However, they can be fitted back in.  I have got both of them in at the moment and there is no rubbing at all.  I must find a way of securing the outside as there no tabs on the wing for that gromet.  Hmmmmmmmm :2Confused :Giggle

Ooh the other way of doing the arches is how Ross did it for his circuit car, im sure there is a few pictures of the archwork in his thread.  Its the technique where you chop out the outer skin, cut the inner skin in sections, fold it almost 180 degrees up and weld it to the outer again :)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Initial-D on July 18, 2007, 12:02:36 AM
Cool, the kit looks great now it\'s all on. You\'ll want my forum name next eh! ;)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on July 18, 2007, 07:09:28 AM
Ricco

Wonderful Job.

You\'re doing it much more thoroughly than I did my first one.

As for rear wing. The RE-A GT Wing these days doesn\'t look Good. I have seen a few now and the resin they use goes yellow pretty quickly. Also the mounts are not very fashionable. like a big block of crap on the rear.

IMO something like the Autoexe or Mazdaspeed R-Spec or GTC wing is all you need. But If you are after a Big one then the Feed GT Wing is the best around. The supports look awesome.

(http://www.fujita-eng.com/fd3s/img/pl_009.jpg)

The FD needs a gt wing but I dont think the RE-A one is the answer.

Just ranting Russ.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 18, 2007, 06:06:45 PM
Quote from: Initial-D
Cool, the kit looks great now it\'s all on. You\'ll want my forum name next eh! ;)


Hey now there\'s an idea! :chat

Cheers fella :cheers  

Quote from: rextreme
Ricco

Wonderful Job.

You\'re doing it much more thoroughly than I did my first one.

As for rear wing. The RE-A GT Wing these days doesn\'t look Good. I have seen a few now and the resin they use goes yellow pretty quickly. Also the mounts are not very fashionable. like a big block of crap on the rear.

IMO something like the Autoexe or Mazdaspeed R-Spec or GTC wing is all you need. But If you are after a Big one then the Feed GT Wing is the best around. The supports look awesome.

(http://www.fujita-eng.com/fd3s/img/pl_009.jpg)

The FD needs a gt wing but I dont think the RE-A one is the answer.

Just ranting Russ.


Thank you :o

Interesting about the ReAmemiya wing.  I agree, the FD is one of the few cars that can pull off the GT wing very well.  The wing in the picture is quite sexy I have to say! :cool  I can see myself putting one on in the end.  I seem to have a problem with wanting thing\'s slightly different! :King  I have been looking through the Hyper Rev\'s to see what weird and wonderfull stuff is about,  man a lot of stuff is almost bizzare!

It\'s actually quite difficult in choosing!

Don\'t even start on wheels, it\'s almost seems Ray\'s are the only option available! Which are very nice indeed but see my above problem! lol :Laugh
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on July 19, 2007, 02:53:37 AM
Try living here. My first FD was controlled by unique items at discount prices.

This time i have a plan... I am sticking to it.

Wheels depend on the look you want.

The parts you have chosen so far are actually very common in Japan. There are now many many cars with RE-A Widebody kits.

Wheels.

I had a hard time choosing, I wanted someting classy, and I didn\'t want a dished wheel, so that kind of eliminated RAYS. Rays wheels all have a deep dish.

The offset also sometimes eliminates your favourite wheel.

I love these Wedsport rims but I couldn\'t get the offset I needed.
(http://www.weds.co.jp/images/products/wedssport/tc105n_ts18-10.5_b.jpg)
I saw them on the Legsportwide widebody fd but the Offset was custom made for Legsport as a promotional vehicle.

Work XT7 are cool and have 7 Spokes. Cheap too.

Ricco,
Do you want a flush , deep, aggressive, sport, forged, chrome, bling or other?

Send me some ideas and I\'ll photochop them for ya.

Russ.



Offsets for the RE-A Widebody are
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 19, 2007, 09:01:10 PM
Quote from: rextreme
Try living here. My first FD was controlled by unique items at discount prices.

This time i have a plan... I am sticking to it.

Wheels depend on the look you want.

The parts you have chosen so far are actually very common in Japan. There are now many many cars with RE-A Widebody kits.

Wheels.

I had a hard time choosing, I wanted someting classy, and I didn\'t want a dished wheel, so that kind of eliminated RAYS. Rays wheels all have a deep dish.

The offset also sometimes eliminates your favourite wheel.

I love these Wedsport rims but I couldn\'t get the offset I needed.
(http://www.weds.co.jp/images/products/wedssport/tc105n_ts18-10.5_b.jpg)
I saw them on the Legsportwide widebody fd but the Offset was custom made for Legsport as a promotional vehicle.

Work XT7 are cool and have 7 Spokes. Cheap too.

Ricco,
Do you want a flush , deep, aggressive, sport, forged, chrome, bling or other?

Send me some ideas and I\'ll photochop them for ya.

Russ.



Offsets for the RE-A Widebody are


I can understand about the amount with the same ReAmemiya stuff, god know\'s what I would have chosen if I lived there - I don\'t think I could have, would talk me 10 years to decide!

Regards to what type of wheel im after, I would imagine about 18" as im thinking 17" may look too small, however I dont want them to look too big (does that make sence!?! :Laugh )

I would like a bit of dish but not huge, something 1.5" front 2"ish rear tops, maybe :rolleyes:  .  I\'m not into bling, polished lip & dish (al la 57 pro\'s) I quite like but nothing more.

These are a few design\'s that I quite like. They are most possably not available in the correct size\'s & offset\'s I need. (I know the Ultralite ones are not wide enough for example and the dish in the picture is the max I would want for the rears)  The RGII\'s I like but I don\'t think they dish much at all.

Thanks for the help and advice!  I\'m always interested in opinions and suggestions, you never quite know what\'s out there! :wiggle
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on July 20, 2007, 04:02:36 AM
White car has 18s.

You need 18x9 and 18x10 +18~22 as specified by Amemiya

Original Advan RG are awesome. I have seen them on many cars, Including Blue FD and they look so cool.

http://www.yokohamatire.jp/yrc/japan/wheel/brand/advan_rg/index.html
http://www.yokohamatire.jp/yrc/japan/sitemap/yrcWBrandSizeList.jsp?WHLMK_CD=YRC&WHL_BRND_CD=ADRG

SSR Type C RS are forced center and very light in Bronze! Very nice also.
http://www.rd-tanabe.com/lineup/ssr/typec_rs/index.html
They have 19" also....
SSR 18×9.5J +22 8.62Kg all round  
Or 18×10.5J +25 9.06Kg on the rear

Both SSR and ADVAN RG don\'t have 9 and 10
ADVAN RG
they have 8.5 and 9.5 But only 9.5 is GTR design.
Some people would run these all round with 255 and a rear spacer.

RGII dont dish much but the spokes are very agressive in the GTR design. You\'d be surprised how deep they look. ( GTR design )
GTR Design 18x9 +22
GTR design 18x10 +25 with small 3mm spacer
Perfect.
http://www.yokohamatire.jp/yrc/japan/wheel/brand/advan_rg2/index.html
http://www.yokohamatire.jp/yrc/japan/sitemap/yrcWBrandSizeList.jsp?WHLMK_CD=YRC&WHL_BRND_CD=ADRG2

Happy thinking
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 20, 2007, 08:18:02 PM
Ahh good info - I know it may sound silly but I didn\'t know exactly what sizes and offsets I needed, so thank you for those :Thumbs-up  

My opinion that, as you say the white car has 18\'s, thats deffinately the size I would like! :mmmm

So im looking for 2 x 18"x 9" with +22 offset and 2 18"x10" with +25 offset with 2x 3mm spacers.  

Happy thinking indeed :3Confused :3Confused :3Confused  :D Here we go! :chat
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Initial-D on July 20, 2007, 08:44:34 PM
I have 57F-PRO on mine in 18" so don\'t get those!!

Russ\'s Advans look really nice from seeing them on the Feed cars and his photochops, I think the TS Titans would look great, surely you can get a size that\'d fit! Otherwise I think the Advan RGII another one Feed has had would look equally as good, nothing new to the mix I know, but hopefully useful anyway for another viewpoint!

Failing that al look through the Amemiya gallery on their site shows lots of rims with the AD GT kit.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 21, 2007, 07:04:49 PM
Quote from: Initial-D
I have 57F-PRO on mine in 18" so don\'t get those!!


Well maybe I will! :Laugh  :spank

Your right, going to have to have a look through those photo\'s again.  I am pretty happy with the RGII\'s but will look around for a while as I want to make sure im happy with them.  Also need to decide on the colour, will have to take a decent side shot photo and do some very dodgy photoshop moment\'s!

A mate did a photoshop of the car for me with some wheels on and more importantly some paint!  It came out all cartooney (I think it looks good though! :yes  ha ha!!)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/RICCO_RX7_red.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Initial-D on July 21, 2007, 08:31:26 PM
If it looks anything like this white RE:A one (that I made red) from Denmark your onto a stunning FD!!!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: nick english on July 26, 2007, 09:33:16 PM
all of the hard work is gonna b worth it-looking good so far.
i had mine off the road doing it on weekends and took over 6 months!!!it killed me not being able to drive it but worth it now
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on July 27, 2007, 01:55:01 PM
guys there are a whole bunch of new rims just released.

Work, Weds, Enkei and 5Ziegen all have new models and Rays RE30 now in 19"
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on July 27, 2007, 02:08:06 PM
Wouldn\'t mind a set of these classy rims.

look great on the feed machine. 5zigen, cheap also.

(http://www.5zigen.co.jp/products/wheel/image/proracer/ZR+520/image.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on July 27, 2007, 11:46:37 PM
Well I started on the flush lights today, took my time (as usuall! :rolleyes: ) and didnt get any near as much done as I wanted.  Took both popups out and managed to cur out the near side ready to fit the units.  I also repainted all the bare metal to stop it rusting.

Even though I only did that, at least it\'s a start and im quite pleased hwith how it looks.  Up earlyish tomorrow to try and finish the job.  I\'m booked in somewhere but im thinking I may have to delay! :spank

Quote from: Initial-D
If it looks anything like this white RE:A one (that I made red) from Denmark your onto a stunning FD!!!


It\'s going to look similar, hopefully will know soonish! lol

Quote from: nick english
all of the hard work is gonna b worth it-looking good so far.
i had mine off the road doing it on weekends and took over 6 months!!!it killed me not being able to drive it but worth it now


Good stuff :cool  I always find that not only do you get that extra bit of pride but you get more confidence when a job needs doing because you have had most of the car apart before! :yes

Quote from: rextreme
guys there are a whole bunch of new rims just released.

Work, Weds, Enkei and 5Ziegen all have new models and Rays RE30 now in 19"


Oh god thanks - not more choice! :Laugh

But seriously, need to get looking again!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on August 28, 2007, 10:50:18 PM
Just a little update.  I have now purchased a wing and hopefully it should be delivered tomorrow :)

The car had been in the bodyshop 24 days and they started it today! :mad: Oh and it was outside too! :mad: :mad: :mad:  (front and back windows removed a week before bu another company) I went to see them a few times but I refuse to start peeing them off about time for obvious reasons (I questioned why it was outside).  I have a car off them so it\'s just a case of missing her.  At least it\'s given me the chance to get the wing and have it painted as it should be!

So all thats left now is to choose some wheels and fit the carbon canards when it comes back - all being well should be another 14 days! (38 days total without :eek: if all goes to plan! :Laugh )

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/2007_0821_145019.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Jit on August 28, 2007, 11:25:48 PM
hats off to you for pulling this off dude! Its gonna look amazing once done... unfortunately though...i think its gonna look TOO good (if such a thing exists) such that it wont look right with the backdrop of good ol blighty! I think its gonna look out of place in england!
CBA to read thru this all..is it gonna remain red? only lil ol me and my opinion but Id say leave it red..theres nothing worse than a red engine bay on an otherwise other coloured car!! Been there and defo wont do that again!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on August 29, 2007, 01:08:56 AM
Oh jeez, i can\'t believe this car isn\'t done yet. Why are they taking so bloody long? Im looking forward to seeing this done.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on August 29, 2007, 04:13:54 AM
May the projects complete and the driving start sooooooon

I\'m thinking about leaving the standards wheels on mine.... hahaha.

They are only good for body shop adventures.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: chopper2k22 on August 29, 2007, 07:24:43 AM
Quote from: RobbieRX-7
Oh jeez, i can\'t believe this car isn\'t done yet. Why are they taking so bloody long? Im looking forward to seeing this done.


Me too!!
Come on Ricco think you need to go give them a good :spank  and get them on to it! Or it could be your gen 2 will be done before! :Laugh
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Red and Single on August 29, 2007, 08:26:37 AM
Just stumbled accross this thread, excellent work Ricco :cool :cool

Your choice of wheels will make or break this car, Advan RG\'s look awesome for me in 18" :chat

Good luck with it :D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: gmogle on August 29, 2007, 09:09:01 AM
Blimey !! 24 days !!!! WTF have they been doing ?!!!!?

When you say left outside....do you mean without the windows ?!!!? Or left outside during the day and then inside during the evening ?

Will look ace when done !
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Spen on August 29, 2007, 10:29:13 AM
I can\'t believe they still havn\'t started it!! Thats an absolute joke:(  I hope they arn\'t starting the engine just to move it in and out of the shop either!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on August 29, 2007, 01:51:36 PM
Mine was in a state like that for around the same time. Inside and outside while I waited for a few things and their time schedule before the japanese holidays.
it had less on it than yours, mine didn\'t have fenders or rear hatch. but at least mine was masked and covered though.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Laeeq on August 29, 2007, 01:58:18 PM
Well done well done and go yellow...:spank you know you want to...:yes :yes
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 01, 2007, 12:53:37 PM
Thank you all for the comment\'s (sorry I havn\'t been on for a few days and am playing catch up!)  Hopefully I didn\'t miss anyone off :Thumbs-up

one2watch : Yeah it\'s going to be resprayed in Vintage Red, I think it\'s the nicest red around, not too dark and not orangey or pink! (well unless faded!!)

robbie : They say they just got behind with all the work and so on.  I have been to see her a few times not and she is really progressing well.  I took some new photo\'s so will have to upload them and post them up in a bit.

russ : yeah standard wheels for bodyshop is a deffinate, just wish I caould say I could put some RG\'s on it when it came out! ;)  The time it is taking since it has been there has not actually bothered me.  Dont get me wrong, I want her back but I know she\'s safe and in good hand\'s - plus im getting 40mpg on the rent-a-car too! :Laugh

Andy : only 10 days max to go now, hopefully! :Laugh

Dave : yeah, deffinately 18\'s and I think I have finially decided the RG\'s are the way to go.  Just have to save up a few more pennies to be able to order them so unfortunately will spend Japshow on standard wheels! :spank :Laugh

gmogle & spen : Yeah it was outside with front and back window out (bonnet off too!)  It was only there temporary, I did go back to make sure and it did go back inside.

I went in the oven in with it yesterday (man that place is nice and toasty!) and everytime it got moved it was always being pushed so happy about that too! :Thumbs-up

Laeeq : I must say Mazda yellow was extreamley tempting. (a la Keisuke)  There was even a yellow FD in the for sale section with a rebuild that I contacted the seller about, it was that close!

Thanks again all, more pictures to come when I get themm off the camera! :spank
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 08, 2007, 01:04:29 PM
Hopefully not long to go now  :lol   I\'m running out of photo\'s that I have on the computer - I have taken some more but not uploaded them - the car has actually now been painted! :mmmm

The work that had been done up to this point had been done in the few weeks of good sunshine that we had.  Unfortunately the summer turned on us and we had some of the worst rainfall and generally terrible weather that has been seen for quite some years.  Due to this any work on the car was slow and constantly interrupted by the threat of rain.  It was because of this that I made the decision to go down to my chosen body shop and get a quote for completing the car, which would include jobs which I was going to do myself but had just no faith that it could be done outside with the current climate.  I brought myself a gazebo to help with the problem and set about fitting the lights.

Last item to fit was the only (to my knowledge anyway) flush light\'s available - all the other ones seem to have to bulge out the top because they don’t sit far back enough.  Anyway, here\'s what\'s done:

OE headlight unit removed and area for cutting is marked out ready for the trusty dremmel!

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02335a.jpg)

All cut out fettled with further to get the light’s to sit better.  All bare metal was sealed up with a few coats of spare touch up paint I had:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02342a.jpg)

A very rough fitting of the light covers (still have the anti scratch protection on if your wondering!)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02373b.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02352.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02360a.jpg)

Looking a bit naked! :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/2007_0831_150651b.jpg)

Rivets have been flushed and flexi filled and sanded:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/2007_0831_150706b.jpg)

Same on this side with extra word done for the fuel filler bracket and screw:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/2007_0831_150739b.jpg)

Standard door mirrors have a recess so this has been welded up and then filled:

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/2007_0831_150742b.jpg)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on September 08, 2007, 02:39:51 PM
l O O ks pretty familiar.

Wont be long now... hehe.

almost done. Are you going to spray over the top in red. or remove some panels again?  

Russ.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: interloper393 on September 08, 2007, 02:54:11 PM
cn i ask where u cn get flexi fill and does it prevent it cracking? have plans in a few months for a wide arch kit but filling and cracking is putting me off at the mo mo.. :S

Looking great bud :) its nice doing the work yourself and seeing it coming out stunning..
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 10, 2007, 12:01:23 AM
Quote from: rextreme
l O O ks pretty familiar.

Wont be long now... hehe.

almost done. Are you going to spray over the top in red. or remove some panels again?  

Russ.


Yeah, the entirer car will be repainted - in fact it was painted on Friday and just needs everything put back and a good polish :)  Was tempted to just get the new bit\'s painted and matched as the paint was already good but decided to go the whole hog.  I know what im like, even if it looked wrong under the street lamps I wouldn\'t have been happy! :spank :Laugh
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 10, 2007, 12:07:58 AM
Quote from: interloper393
cn i ask where u cn get flexi fill and does it prevent it cracking? have plans in a few months for a wide arch kit but filling and cracking is putting me off at the mo mo.. :S

Looking great bud :) its nice doing the work yourself and seeing it coming out stunning..


Ta mate! :)

If afraid, as much as I would like to take work for hiding the rivits etc it has been done by the bodyshop - I was going to do all of this but it was a while back when we where having the crud weather so decided I would just book it in to get it finished.  It\'s all work I know I can do as I have done it on my FC so I kinda justify that :Laugh

I just read your post about making the wings up - sounds like another big project :guinness   I shall have to ask a mate of mine who\'s done a widebody MR what he used - he had a problem with cracking and redid it all and all is good - something about mixing materials ie the p40 & p38 will crack over time or something like that - i\'ll check (remind me bud, Im forgetfull!)

I can ask for you where they get it, and if I get the info then i\'ll ley you know!  (I still have that Y pipe assembly if your coming to Japshow BTW?)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 10, 2007, 09:21:08 PM
Right, few more update photo\'s.  I shall talk no more (you wish!  :spank  )

In it\'s grey and red racing livery! :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2744.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2747.jpg)

Car looking wet! :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2787.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2788.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2791.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2793.jpg)

Shall pop in tomorrow with the camera and hopefully everything but the window\'s will be back on!  :)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: gmogle on September 10, 2007, 09:33:40 PM
Wow this is gonna look superb !!!!!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: XMN on September 10, 2007, 09:47:52 PM
Quote from: gmogle
Wow this is gonna look superb !!!!!

seconded :)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on September 13, 2007, 06:40:16 PM
Cheers guy\'s.  Most bit\'s where back on when I went in.  Had a good look at it with most bits back on, a few \'grey\' areas I am waiting them to sort out but wont say more than that.  Im loving the bodyshop experience, not :(
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Teighto on September 13, 2007, 08:44:15 PM
Damn just read your entire write up, and damn that is one sexy rex bet your gunna be over the moon to get it back :D:D:D:D
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: FLAT4MATT on September 14, 2007, 07:42:04 PM
Wow it\'s really taking shape now HURRY UP AND GET MORE PHOTOS!
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: gmogle on October 03, 2007, 06:53:40 PM
This must be done now ?!!!!!!!?
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on October 04, 2007, 02:52:11 AM
I guess it will be an exclusive feature... so its all hush hush.


Russ.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on October 04, 2007, 10:43:29 PM
Sorry for lack of updates :o  but I appreaciate the encouragement :Thumbs-up

I have been having a few issues with areas which have needed to be addressed.  I was told the car was finially ready to pickup on Tuesday.............the car is now back at the shop with a list for them to complete which included electrical faults and other areas. :(

I was hoping to have been at Japshow Finale this weekend in the FD but it doesn\'t look like that\'s going to happen now. I will be there anyway but unless a miricle happens I will have to be in a Frenchie car again!  Banished to the corner of Pod!! :spank

I now seem to be sporting grey hair and a nervous twitch in my right eye! :spank
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: rextreme on October 05, 2007, 02:57:18 AM
Dude, know all about that.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: FLAT4MATT on October 05, 2007, 08:39:42 AM
:( Feel for you buddy, I have a project that\'s been in my garage for 5yrs! It\'s a shame it looks like you\'ll miss the Jap Finale but don\'t let that get you down too much, try to think how good it\'ll be when it\'s all sorted.
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: Ricco_04 on October 05, 2007, 10:15:56 PM
Quote from: rextreme
Dude, know all about that.


It\'s annoying isin\'t it!!

I was only thinking the other day - If only I had spent 3 more weeks on the car (filling holes, general filling, panel gaps & block sanding the fiberglass)then It would have only been in for a respray - It\'s all stuff I can do myself - live and learn!

Quote from: FLAT4MATT
:( Feel for you buddy, I have a project that\'s been in my garage for 5yrs! It\'s a shame it looks like you\'ll miss the Jap Finale but don\'t let that get you down too much, try to think how good it\'ll be when it\'s all sorted.


Thanks mate, it\'s a bad feeling but I can actually feel the end may be in sight! :yes :wiggle
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Post by: m4drx on October 05, 2007, 10:40:35 PM
Hi mate, only saw the first page of this somehow and havent kept up. All i can say is WELL DONE :D

excellent work as i imagine its a stressful ball ache to be frank but the finished product i imagine will be out of this world.

i had on question for ya.

where are you getting the bits! i am slow slowly slowly piecing together by bits and doing mine but i just cant find or afford the bits esp the bonnet as you have probably seen in the wanted section same as yours.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on October 08, 2007, 03:47:01 PM
Quote from: m4drx
Hi mate, only saw the first page of this somehow and havent kept up. All i can say is WELL DONE :D

excellent work as i imagine its a stressful ball ache to be frank but the finished product i imagine will be out of this world.

i had on question for ya.

where are you getting the bits! i am slow slowly slowly piecing together by bits and doing mine but i just cant find or afford the bits esp the bonnet as you have probably seen in the wanted section same as yours.


Thanks dude :o

I actually brought all the bits from Rich (Tricky)  It was one of very few kit\'s I had wanted you see and then one day I find a complete kit up for sale, genuine and priced to sell - it was a sign :Giggle

I\'m pretty sure the items where brought through Miguel at Newera, I know the bonnet was for sure (I thought I had stuck up a reply on your thread with that on cause it would have helped, sorry mate, im getting old! :evillaugh )
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Post by: interloper393 on October 08, 2007, 04:22:57 PM
come on man hurry up n get this done.. i wanna c pics :D
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Post by: chopper2k22 on October 09, 2007, 10:07:09 AM
Come on Ricco, i still think my car will be back from pips before your cars done!  :Laugh
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Post by: RobbieRX-7 on October 09, 2007, 12:08:01 PM
Im hoping to see this at the next gokart trip ric. Me mates collar bone is still smashed, but hopefully he will be coming
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Post by: Ricco_04 on October 15, 2007, 08:33:19 PM
Cheers again for the encouragement, it\'s getting there in a way - reads as yes its going to the bodyshop again :mad:  What is it, me or what?! really f***s me off.  I mean, car now had problems with wiring, central locking etc.   Ahhhhhhrrrrgggghhh! :mad:

And relax :guinness

Robbie : Will have to get karting again asap, tell fella me lad he needs to get repaired soon (why I cant remember his name I don\'t know! :King )  If you want to go wit just a couple of us then we can do 3x10mins?  Oh and nice new avatar! :chat
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Post by: rextreme on October 16, 2007, 02:40:57 AM
My central locking was intermittent now... sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didnt.

But since another shop fitted the new rad, disconnected the battery and reconnected, seems to be ok....????

WTF?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on October 16, 2007, 04:07:48 PM
Quote from: rextreme
My central locking was intermittent now... sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didnt.

But since another shop fitted the new rad, disconnected the battery and reconnected, seems to be ok....????

WTF?


How very strange! :confused: but deffinately a blessing - nice! :chat   (I might just disconnect mine to see what it does! :Thumbsup! )

I put the door cards and speekers back in last night and now my drivers lock won\'t come back up!!  (it\'s catching somewhere cause it wont open on the key either!)  So I have to go in the passanger side but that wont unlock when I press the key fob because the paint shop recon that the motor\'s gone in the door :rolleyes:  so I have to use the fob to take the alarm off and then the key to unlock it then reach over and unlock the drivers side! :flamed
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Post by: rextreme on October 17, 2007, 02:45:26 AM
My passenger door was stuck jammed,
It wouldn\'t open felt like it would break off if i pulled it.
So I went back.
But they fixed that but said it wasn\'t far from going altogether.

I didn\'t see it though.

Now it seems to be ok.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on October 18, 2007, 10:23:57 PM
Quote from: rextreme
My passenger door was stuck jammed,
It wouldn\'t open felt like it would break off if i pulled it.
So I went back.
But they fixed that but said it wasn\'t far from going altogether.

I didn\'t see it though.

Now it seems to be ok.


lol dont you just love it!  They always say it\'s something that has just happened to wear out naturally as the car was in their care! :Nono!

Had another poke around, and found the fuse had gone AGAIN - another one for the list.

Later that day when putting one of the windows up they suddenly stopped altogether - yep another fuse.

I don\'t know what they have done but it\'s getting fixed one way or another! Their first list of corrections was around 26 and the new one is so far about 12!  I guess 3 month\'s of it in the bodyshop just isin\'t enough time for them! :Hammer
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Post by: gmogle on October 25, 2007, 08:20:24 PM
Any progress yet chap ?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on October 26, 2007, 05:56:36 PM
Quote from: gmogle
Any progress yet chap ?


Thanks for asking fella, I have a little progress, but not much!

The bodyshop turned me away and said next week :rolleyes:   The car is sat outside my window as electrical gremlins from the wiring they have somehow bodged up mean that it wont start now as the immobliser is permantl\'y on!

I have taken legal advice and am persuing that avenue.  It\'s peed me off so much that I actually wrote out the for sale advert for it a few days ago ( but it\'s no fault of the car or mine!).  I would still need it fixing and when that\'s done I would want to keep it!  I have paid a lot of money for the work and basically been made a fool from it all!

Ahhhhhh this is the life! :rolleyes:

Sorry it\'s not a possitive reply but she will get there in the end. :yes
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Post by: yogibear on November 11, 2007, 04:27:25 PM
Stick with it m8, mine was in the body shop for 5 months in the end but the end result will be worth it.

Is looking sweet in the progress pics cant waite it see the completed car.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on November 12, 2007, 10:40:13 PM
Cheers fella :cheers

Car is booked in with a leccy & alarm specialist this week (soonest I could have) so hopefully this will sort thos\'e problems out.  Put me out of pocket again but we shall see where that goes.  I am waiting for 2 quotes for other work to come through and as soon as they do I can hopefully start to make progress again!

On the other side I have been having a few attempt\'s at photoshop - do I have a long way to go :Laugh   Just been trying different wheel\'s, different colour\'s etc, interesting though!
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Post by: rextreme on November 12, 2007, 11:23:15 PM
ricco send me a secret pic and I\'ll chop it for ya...
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Post by: Ricco_04 on November 13, 2007, 05:24:30 PM
lol ok mate, secret pic\'s on the way! ;) (Thank you sir :))  

Oh your not going to shop it pink with lime green stripes and lot\'s of sparkley things are you??! :eek: :Laugh

I\'ll send them to the email address on your blog.  (I\'ll send you smaller ones of my 3 attempt\'s for you to chuckle at!!)
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Post by: Initial-D on November 13, 2007, 08:53:24 PM
Oh I wanna see your progress too after all this secret talk!
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Post by: Ricco_04 on November 13, 2007, 09:33:04 PM
lol it worked! :Laugh

I havn\'t posted pictures publically because of the troubles I have been having with the bodyshop etc  Apart from wheels the car looks fine (only at didtance im afraid! :mad:  ) There be sinister matters at bay which I am trying my bestest to get sorted.  Hey, I might finish my TII before this is ready :spank  :rollin
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Post by: Ricco_04 on November 22, 2007, 10:48:14 PM
Heck just put some pictures up on another forum so thought I better update this one.    It still has a lot of hard work to do to it (some of you will know what I mean there!  :roll ) But at a distance on photo\'s she is ok :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCN2967.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02998.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC02999.jpg)

You can see how much the wheels need to fill out the arches!  :lol   As previous in this thread Russ has very kindly done some photoshop\'s for me (amongst others).  This is a chop of the wheel\'s that I have decided to go for.......

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/Ricco_SSRTypeC_RS_Gun.jpg)

After that I have the canard\'s and rear diffuser to go on  :))  She\'s currently in a warehouse having all the electric\'s sorted, which also include a new alarm system! :spank  (flippin bodyshop!)
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Post by: yogibear on November 22, 2007, 11:45:50 PM
Gonna look sweet m8
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Post by: Laeeq on November 22, 2007, 11:55:25 PM
very very nice...i want one with 99 style turn lamps..:Giggle
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Post by: Macer on November 23, 2007, 08:08:50 AM
Wow, that\'s looking good!! What wheels are those - SSR?
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Post by: rextreme on November 23, 2007, 01:47:42 PM
Those SSR look good, But I would have chosen the Bronze... haha.

Nice choice.

Good luck with the rest...

Mine is getting there slowly. I\'m taking it out to Chiba Autobacs on the weekend.

I\'ll borrow a camera and take some good pics of ALL FD\'s

There should be some with SSR .

Russ.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on November 23, 2007, 07:39:41 PM
lol cheers guys :cheers  :)

Pic\'s of FD\'s, yes please! :Giggle
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Post by: Spen on November 24, 2007, 06:21:37 PM
Photoshop with the wheels looks awsome! Well done for sticking with it mate:King
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Post by: RedRummy on November 24, 2007, 07:43:23 PM
Hell yeah, the wheels make the car!
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Post by: rextreme on November 25, 2007, 08:53:37 AM
No SSR but Weds SA90 look good.

Revolution run 18x9.5 +22 all round with 265 Semi slick tyres.

Check Chit Chat.
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Post by: Initial-D on November 26, 2007, 09:43:41 PM
Good stuff, another nice FD out on the UK streets! Loving the SSR rims too - top job on the photochops Russ!
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Post by: RobbieRX-7 on December 08, 2007, 10:18:52 AM
Hows it going mate, whats this i hear about it needing a rebuild??
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 10, 2007, 10:30:15 PM
Quote from: RobbieRX-7
Hows it going mate, whats this i hear about it needing a rebuild??


Urm yeah kinda, bit of a weird one to be honest.  Had the problem with starting it from hot (ever since it came back from the bodyshop - go figure :2Rolleyes )  Of course it could be anything even like TPS but anyhow.

I was worried that it was low compression so booked it in for the test.  Front rotor (5.5 / 5.5 / 5.55) was a bar less than the rear  :xconfused.  After plugging in the datalogit because of this bar difference it thinks I am gently stepping on the throttle on and off causing the rough idle.   I say its strange as the car has never had a stable idle so bear in mind I have had the thing nearly 4 years but only now is it sometimes hard to start from hot!

Looks like im going to have to spend the wheel money towards the engine now! :(

And I picked up my plates and new housings for the FC that day too! :spank
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Post by: rextreme on December 11, 2007, 02:03:36 AM
Dude, thats crazy.

Hope it goes well from here.

Russ.
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Post by: RobbieRX-7 on December 11, 2007, 04:33:18 PM
Well, if you need some help or wanna borrow the tools, give us a shout, i have everything you need mate.
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Post by: Spen on December 11, 2007, 05:29:53 PM
Argh :( Just what you needed! Like Robbie says if there\'s anything I can help you with lest us know.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 11, 2007, 08:32:37 PM
Thank you guys, very nice of you.

Agree readings are just crazy although I had a compression test done nearly 3 years ago so im going to dig those figures out and see what they say - im actually expecting them to be around the same differences, would explain a lot.

Kind of worried me to say the least but for the first time today when going to work I had the \'Add Coolant\' buzzer and light come on.  Quickly glanced at my commander which said 81 deg for water.  Pulled over and light went out and buzzer stopped :3Confused .  Had a check as best as I could and there was no leak or steam etc.  Carried on to work (just another 2 mins down the road) and water temp was fine.

Had a good check of oil and waters when it came to go home and everything was spot on! So made the trip home......BUT! along the way the buzzer and light came on again.  Temp once again mirrored earlier at 81 and after 30 seconds again the buzzer whent out.

Confused by that one.  Checked car after cool down and still all the levels are perfect :2Confused
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Post by: interloper393 on December 11, 2007, 09:07:52 PM
maybe an airlock bud, read somwhere on here before about the coolant level looking fine but lost a fair big n overheated the engine
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Post by: arrouk on December 11, 2007, 09:08:40 PM
is the water level in the over flow changing?
also when the buzzer goes off is it much differant?

i had a similar problem with a very slight nick in the pipe from the filler neck and the ast, mine only ever used water from the over flow tank??????

i fixed the pipe and never had another problem.

matt
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Post by: rextreme on December 12, 2007, 01:29:42 AM
When it\'s warm after drive ... Not Hot and Not cold

Wait 1-2 hours

Check the filler neck. Mine was low after new rad install. No buzzer for me but, definately was air in there.

Topped it up. All good.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 12, 2007, 04:40:53 PM
Ok cheers guys :D

I have checked the overflow bottle (although only when cold) and that reads full.

I will go out in a bit and check the level in the center one to see where it is (car will have been stood just over an hour by then so that will be good for my hot-ish reading.  I\'ll also check the overflow again at this point for a comparison.

I still didn\'t dig out the old compression readings though :o
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Post by: chopper2k22 on December 12, 2007, 05:50:05 PM
Come on dude ! better get the TII sorted or youll have 3 cars off the road:Hammer
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 12, 2007, 06:17:41 PM
Quote from: chopper2k22
Come on dude ! better get the TII sorted or youll have 3 cars off the road:Hammer


:rollin

Steady on fella, you gotta watch the roads, 5psi is it! :evillaugh
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Post by: chopper2k22 on December 12, 2007, 06:22:45 PM
:Grrr  Pip will have the new ECU soon, then :WaveBye  :D
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 12, 2007, 06:31:18 PM
I wont keep up with you from all the oil in your premix :Laugh and I cant see :Santa
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Post by: RobbieRX-7 on December 20, 2007, 05:23:35 PM
Whilst doing a search for the film \'mean machine\' on imdb.com, it came up with this, with the title "Pray it doesn\'t happen to you!" kinda resembles you ricco? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0068183/
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Post by: Ricco_04 on December 21, 2007, 10:25:52 PM
Ricco in "The cauldron of death" WTF! :spank   God dam im a film star! :bandit
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Post by: Ricco_04 on February 17, 2008, 09:52:24 AM
Lil update, got myself a nice pallet weight :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC03727.jpg)

So all being well thats the engine sorted.  New turbos needed as the oil seals had started to give way.  Get this changed over then off to Pips to have the map adjusted. :yes

Just also wonderr (and I think it may be a yes) but will I have to swap the engine looms over as mine is currently all UK spec??? :confused:

Hopefully will swap over my current primary injectors (850\'s) and I shall hopefully have an Efini Y pipe & crossover soonish.  I want also to change the clutch, there is no problems with it but it\'s still a standard jobbie so I really need one that can cope with the extra torque.

After that I can start to save for the wheels again! :Laugh  I could really do with some 2nd\'s to tide me through :yes
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Post by: karl_tate on February 17, 2008, 11:53:08 AM
cool, where did you get that from?? what kind of milage??
 
when are you hoping to get it all in. not sure on the loom, i would of said that there isnt much difference, just try and compare them??
 
when you hoping to get it back out??
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Post by: Ricco_04 on February 17, 2008, 04:13:58 PM
Hi Karl,

I brought it from Oscar on these ere forums.  Engine was rebuilt 2000 miles ago and the turbos have low mileage too so it ticked all the boxes for me.  It was either that or rebuild myself and get another turbo pack.  I need this car so it should be less time off road this way ;)

The car is very much driveable as it still starts and its the oil seal on the 2nd tubbie thats going so you still get plenty of revs to drive round with.  Im driving it like miss dazy at the moment till its all sorted :)

I have 1 or 2 other bits I want to install at the same time, such as an uprated clutch (still to decide and buy) so wont be starting the job untill I have all the parts in my garage.  I\'m hoping it will be a smooth opperation :Laugh :Laugh
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Post by: karl_tate on February 17, 2008, 04:23:13 PM
sounds good, you will also have your current block to play around with as well when the new one is in :D
 
did you find the cause for the coolant buzzer coming on?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on February 17, 2008, 04:37:41 PM
Yeah thats true, a spare one just in case :rolleyes: :Laugh   I even thought about mixing it with the rebuild for the FC and then have a sort of hybrid in the FC :Laugh

To be honest I didn\'t.  I tried all the advise but it seems to do what it wants.  The last thing I did was to try and bleed any air out of the system.  I did this twice and had no problems for about 2 weeks.  Then the buzzer came on again.

It\'s completly unrelated to the coolant at this stage.  The temps on the commander rise as normal.  All water levels remain fine and at the exact level as when previously checked.  I was also advised to check the wite because it may be frayed and occasionaly causing the light & buzzer to come on but thats fine too.

Very strange but the only thing I can think of is that there was air in the system and somehow more has got in and caused the buzzer to come on again.  At least it\'s all going to be replaced :)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on April 11, 2008, 10:23:21 PM
Chrikey, been a while since I posted on this!

Due to many reasons, the car is now back in the same bodyshop to have the necessary work done that wasn\'t done right in the first place (someone, not me, trying to make a quick buck!)

Anyway cut a long story short they have been slowly putting right all the faults and doing the work that they where paid to do in the first place.  I went to see it today and it put a smile on my face to see the work that had been done thus far.  I took a couple of photos and will upload & post them when I take them off my phone :)

On the way back £16 in the Clio and it says I have 200 mile range - Its gonna be weird having the FD back :Giggle
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Post by: rextreme on April 12, 2008, 12:44:52 AM
Cool!

Almost time for all to enjoy our cars after they have been off the road for a while...

Russ.,
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Post by: Ricco_04 on April 13, 2008, 10:32:09 AM
Quote from: rextreme
Almost time for all to enjoy our cars after they have been off the road for a while...

Yeah, bring it on :yes   Im looking forward to sorting these few things out and then just enjoy the summer :wiggle

Anywhoo heres a couple of pics I took :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04024.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04026.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04030.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04038.jpg)

You can also see where they left the caron undersweep on from their previous attempts (which they broke in the process! :rolleyes:  )
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Post by: John_Hudson on April 13, 2008, 11:53:05 AM
lookin good fella
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Post by: Ricco_04 on April 25, 2008, 11:52:28 PM
Quote from: John_Hudson;491043
lookin good fella


Cheers fella :Thumbs-up

Taken some more photos but don\'t have most recent uploaded yet.  The car is supposed to be all painted again but I havnt been to see it since Monday.  

Here\'s what I have from Monday........

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04106.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04113.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04114.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04116.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04121.jpg)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 19, 2008, 09:33:10 PM
Thought I should update this one while im at it! :)

Again old photos but I dont expect any progress since :Nono!  Apparantley they are just working on the carbon undersweep, a few bits of trim and fixings and then I can have it back and relearn how to drive it again! :Laugh (and still buy wheels!)

Ok, uploaded Pictures .............  :)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04252.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04251.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04272.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04261.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04265.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04269.jpg)
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Post by: Macer on June 19, 2008, 10:01:13 PM
Looking good Ricco... Can\'t wait to see it finished (same for you I guess!!).

Looking forward to seeing it in the metal as well :) Are you still going for the SSRs?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 23, 2008, 11:38:15 PM
Howdie dude, yeah, think I need it back now :giggle

At present moment I now decided RGII GT-R is better overall :InLoven  (wonders how long before changes mind again :o)

Whats the countdown to on your car now?  You counting in weeks or days? :Thumbs-up
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Post by: Macer on June 24, 2008, 01:58:58 PM
I\'m counting it in months unfortunately!! It should be around the end of August... Having the new seats fitted meant a bit of a delay, and the shipping date has just been put back another week - still, it gives me time to save some money!!
 
Advan RGII\'s would look the business, especially with the nice GT-R taper. I have crazy plans in the back of my mind to buy some of those as a second set (It\'ll probably never materialise though!).
 
I still like the SSR\'s though. Either would suit your car really well... So many choices eh!
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 25, 2008, 12:44:45 PM
Ah im sure it will be here before you know it & it will be deffinately worth the wait :cool

Im sure we\'ll build up a stock of wheels betwene us we can change throughout the year! :Giggle
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Post by: interloper393 on June 25, 2008, 02:16:11 PM
WOW!! that must be like a year they`ve had this now? id be bloody raging n jumping up n down like a baby wh`os chucked his toys out the pram.. tiz looking sweet tho bud..
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 25, 2008, 08:53:09 PM
lol yeah they have had it for ages but I have also had their BEAST of a Clio for the same time - man that thing rocks!! :WaveBye


I miss my FD now! ;)


Was reading your potential FC project :yes - you have one on the way?
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Post by: interloper393 on June 26, 2008, 07:24:37 AM
maybe... dunno if im ready for another one yet... ma jobs crap n i want out, house prices are dropping like hell so maybe a chance to grab a bargain lol..
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 26, 2008, 12:40:12 PM
Im sure time will tell.  I was looking for a house over the last year.  Given up now as the market is still unstable.  Maybe start looking again in another 6 months depending on how the economy / credit crunch is doing.

Anywah, decided to take the plunge and order my wheels last night! (finially!) :)  Tried to pay several times and it wouldnt work :spank in the end decided to bank transfer and still it wouldnt let me do that either! :rolleyes:  Happy days! :Giggle
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Post by: Macer on June 26, 2008, 03:22:57 PM
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Im sure we\'ll build up a stock of wheels betwene us we can change throughout the year! :Giggle

Ha ha, yeah, I like the sound of that...
 
So what did you (try to!) order then?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 29, 2008, 01:36:18 PM
Went for the RGII\'s in the end (GT-R Design)  I figured I liked them better as there was a bit more design to them :)  Cant wait now :D

Its a race to see what I get first - wheels which have to be made & shipped several times & go through customs

or

FD back from bodyshop with 2 jobs left on it! :rollin

Im betting on the wheels! :D  (Better go work on the FC then, think I could get it done in 3 weeks! :spank)
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Post by: Macer on June 29, 2008, 07:45:40 PM
Cool :cool

What colour have you gone for? Shame they don\'t do the bigger sizes in bronze...
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Post by: Ricco_04 on June 29, 2008, 10:24:03 PM
Yeah I was very tempted with bronze but as you say only in the smaller sizes.  I went for the silver ones in the end :wiggle

Still waiting for a chip reader from the bank so I can pay! :rolleyes:  I hope Newera carry on with the order anyway! :Giggle
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Post by: Ricco_04 on July 28, 2008, 09:58:54 PM
Only got the car back today! :rolleyes:  There are still several issues which need sorting but nothing you can see.

Took it from the bodyshop and right to the MOT.  Emissions I was pleased about.  Full decat and only failed on Lambda! :WaveBye (0.97 to 1.60 was the target and mine was 1.72)

Looking forward to my wheels being delivered - hopefully on Friday from Newera :mmmm

Tomorrow I have to crack on and get the engine and turbos changed & swap over the primary rails & injectors (850\'s). Hopefully it will go without too much fuss! :Giggle

It started raining just as I was about to start work - fingers crossed it will be dry tomorrow.  I have a gazebo I could use but I only just put it away! :flamed
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Post by: Macer on July 28, 2008, 10:06:47 PM
Cool! Bet you\'re glad to have it back :cool

Good news about the MOT as well... Bet you can\'t wait for those wheels, but sounds like you\'ve got plenty to keep you busy in the meantime :D

Look forward to seeing this beast soon - but get some pics up when the wheels arrive :yes
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Post by: Ricco_04 on July 28, 2008, 10:11:53 PM
Thanks matey, will do.  Gonna try do it all this week and get right back in for MOT then its all legal.  Up to Pip\'s next to have the map checked & adjusted & geometery set up again.  Will get Pip to have a good look over it and hopefully not shake his head too much! :spank

Hopefully thats the major bit done then! :Giggle
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Post by: Newera on July 30, 2008, 07:05:15 AM
Hi Ricco,

Not been on here much recently... anyways, your new Advan RG II wheels left Japan 26th July and will be arriving in the next week or so :D

Look forward to seeing the beast take further shape :)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on July 30, 2008, 02:28:32 PM
Wicked - thank you very much!!! :wave :chat
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Post by: Ricco_04 on July 31, 2008, 04:55:33 PM
Received this morning, top service :cheers

Now I needs some tyres :chat
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 03, 2008, 12:06:25 AM
Hugh, been tough but im getting there - im racing to be reasy for Rotorstock - fingers crossed but will be close!

MOT failed on 3 things, emissions, headlight alighnment & orange sidelights.

Ok emissions no problem, cat back on for that, gonna rig up a double bulb (a la standard setup :rolleyes:) fore the sides/indicators & headlights will be done on retest.

So anyway, I also have the engine to change & turbos.  So old engine was taken out yesterday and transfered over the powersteering & aircon pump.

Today I took the injectors out of the old engine and put them in the new one - 850cc primarys in machined rail & stainless steel hose with aeroquip fittings.

Few other odd jobs done, like put a new oil level sensor on, few clips & hoses.  Managed to get the engine sitting properly back in the subframe.  Tried for a time to get the gearbox & engine to mate up - almost there, just dowel pins not going into bell housing.

So thats where I will continue tomorrow after blagging a lift to buy some oils, water & coolant and anything else I can think I need in the meantime!

I also phoned around for tyres and thats almost sorted - waiting for a call back on Monday & confirm that order.

Bed time! :yes
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Post by: karl_tate on August 04, 2008, 06:08:22 PM
sounds good, making some good progress.

get some pics up as well dude :D
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 05, 2008, 10:37:36 AM
Cheers fella :cheers  I have a load of pictures still on the camera so will get them posted up soonish :)

Engine is back in the car with all the wiring done.  It\'s raining now so I cant get at it :2Confused

Brought new oil, coolant, powersteering fluid & brake fluid - that needs to go in.  Also to go in are ; intercooler and pipes in, battery and box, filters and pipes, OE cat, and transfer the belts over from the old engine.  Oh I also need to put the steering rack section back in but its being an arse - it will go in about 1cm but no further so I cant get the bolt in! :Grrr

Havn\'t done the sidelights yet and I need to make a pipe for the cat as it went when I had the mid section put in.

So still quite a bit to do but the back is well and truly broken! :bandit
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Post by: pdtaylor18 on August 05, 2008, 09:47:27 PM
I have a high flow Cat with all the FD plumbing on it. Made by Metalic, well thats the name on it anyway.  Its not got much in the way of a silencer just the cat portion which is maybe 4.5cm Diameter and about 8" long, then the 3" tubing to and from. Gonna bring it to RS5.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 05, 2008, 10:49:57 PM
Cool, I will have a look at it at Rotorstock. :bandit  (Think I was on about this in another thread maybe?)

Right, just got sidelights to make up, and a few small things like strub brace, crossover etc.  Tyres arriving Thursday (yay!) Got a nice discount too! :King  Then it can go off for the partial MOT test as long as she runs tomorrow!  Being held up by this loom plug problem now if anyone has any ideas? :confused:

http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=522251#post522251

Must upload pictures of new wheels too :rolleyes:
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 06, 2008, 01:00:26 PM
. . . . . ..  ! ! ! ! ! ! ! S H E . . . L I V E S ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Woooo!

Oh how releived do I feel now! :wiggle :cheers :Typing :Viking :wiggle :Giggle :yes :Thumbsup! :wiggle:Thumbsup! :spank :cheers

Idle is quite high so best turn that down about 900Rpm! :rolleyes: (powersteering & aircon not connected yet as im waiting for a new pulley so I guess that wont help??

Just also to check that this is for the idle adjustment? :

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC04953.jpg)

Letting it cool again so I can check the water and oil level. :chat :wave
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Post by: pdtaylor18 on August 06, 2008, 01:25:44 PM
Well done Matey, Take it she lives and breathes fire !!  Just get the thing ready
for RS5 !!
Idle is high especially if you have got to turn it down to 900rpm.  With the aircon and powersteering not connected that that for sure will make it spin faster unless you have a Apexi or something to control it all.  Put the internal fans on as this drops the rpm before you adjust.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 06, 2008, 01:37:44 PM
Cool, cheers, Pete.  I wonder how much those 2 pulleys would drain off the RPM - will find out when I get to refit them - Means no powersteering yet, mini workout :Laugh

Have adjusted the idle down a bit, checked throttle cables are also not pulling but they are fine.

checked water and oil and topped up accordingly.  Also burpet cooling system and got some more in to.

Going to call the MOT place now and book the partial test :)
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Post by: fil_auto on August 06, 2008, 01:50:03 PM
all sounds v exciting - keep us posted #;o)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 06, 2008, 11:00:43 PM
Thanks guys. :Thumbs-up

Right, finished putting all the car together and now have some teething problems.  

1, Very strange problem that I will have to phone a specialist about and hope he not only wants to help but can :Giggle (sure he will :))

2, Idle still high, so need to adjust further.

3, 2 wires wrong on indicator/sidelights so need to re-solder those etc

4, Radiator not getting hot so I havnt ran car fully up to temp yet.  so this is either a fubared water pump or thermostat.  Never checked thermostat before and wouldnt have a clue where to begin if it was the pump.  Pretty sure its not pump though :)

So if I can sort thous out in time I have retest mot at 11.30am  :2Confused:2Confused  Alarm set early to begin work then :( Grrrrr :Laugh
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Post by: karl_tate on August 07, 2008, 09:37:26 AM
to test a thermostat just put it in boiling water and see if it opens :D

hope your out there getting it all sorted.

whats the strange problem??
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 07, 2008, 01:45:48 PM
Phew, what a day. :rolleyes:

Long story short all above issues are sorted and I now have an MOT! :wiggle :yes

Would just like to say thanks to Andy (aka Chopper) for helping me out over the phone for my idle issue (and keeping me that little bit calmer! :Giggle)  Also thanks for you guys for the help and keeping me going :Thumbs-up

So I can relax for the rest of the day - I am seriously doing nothing more except to go meet a friend for a drink later :cheers

I do have issues left such as put scilenced center back on but the only other one is that I am getting a large amount of localised boiling around the turbos.  I have purpousley given the car no stick (0.12 peak boost on commander) and water levels are fine so just worried about that now.

Rad gets hot, thermostat is good and fans cut in just right so am a little confused! :3Confused

Almost done! :yes
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Post by: logicalChimp on August 07, 2008, 02:34:47 PM
Hmm - time for some armchair speculation?

Are you using water-cooled turbos?  (if not, the following is probably completely irrelevant :D)

locallised boiling would imply either insufficient pressure or insufficient flow, right? (and theyre sorta related)

The radiator getting hot etc shows you do have some flow, but if you have a restriction somewhere it might be slowing it down enough for the turbos to start cooking...

Alternatively, where are the turbos plumbed in - if they are being fed water straight from the engine block, then it may already be close to boiling.  

On a different scale, i\'ve seen/read about similar probs with water cooling in PCs - when the water cooler is used for both CPU and top-end graphics, one or the other gets fed hot water, and doesn\'t get sufficient cooling - the usual fix is to add an extra radiator between the two hot parts, or to use a split loop system

perhaps if you split the water pipe in two after the pump - one to feed the engine, the other to feed the turbo - recombine the two flows just before the radiator?  might be tricky to ensure appropriate flow levels (e.g. might need 2:1 split between engine and turbo, or something)

p.s. Congrats on getting the car ready - just don\'t touch it between now and saturday :D
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 08, 2008, 12:22:14 AM
lol thanks mate - best not to touch it, agreed! :D

Armchair speculation is good, more brains together the better! :cool

Makes sence what you are saying, agreed.  Confuses me though as  I am running the exact same setup as before and I didnt have these issues then! :confused:
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Post by: logicalChimp on August 08, 2008, 09:30:59 AM
hmmm - that would imply then that there is a flow restriction of some sort - you may be getting enough hot water to the rad to keep it hot, but maybe not flowing enough to get the heat away from the turbos in time...

I take it you have checked for kinked / twisted pipes etc?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 08, 2008, 10:59:33 AM
Agreed :)

I have checked and couldnt find any.  Will double check in a bit to make sure.  I have also to jack the car up again anyway so I will get underneath for a different angle too!

Fingers crossed I missed one :)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 18, 2008, 07:25:52 PM
Updated for new pictures  :)

Just thinking that a few days before rotorstock, the car had no MOT and looked like this........!

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2253.jpg)

Made Rotorstock in the end and I loved it!  Few pictures of it nearly complete for what parts I currently have for it.....

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2482.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2497b.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2494b.jpg)
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Post by: karl_tate on August 18, 2008, 08:34:47 PM
sweet :D where are they engine bay pics?? :p
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Post by: rextreme on August 19, 2008, 01:37:57 AM
That came out very nice indeed!

Looks awesome.

Great you don\'t have mental ride height either.

Smooth.

Russ
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Post by: C J R on August 19, 2008, 12:16:36 PM
Ricco,
Saw your car at Rotostock, very nice.
 
Who made or supplied the lower carbon lip to the front spoiler ?
 
Thanks
Chris
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Post by: logicalChimp on August 19, 2008, 02:52:26 PM
Yup - car looked very nice indeed...  \'especially with those retro-style wing mirrors (which were truly on the wings! :D)

one question tho - how do you find those mirrors, in comparison to standard FD mirrors?  do they have the same field of view, etc?  do you have to squint to see stuff (esp. bikers etc) in them?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 19, 2008, 10:22:20 PM
Thanks guys, appreaciate the comments  :cheers

Engine bay shot, you telling me the one with nothing in is no good? :Laugh  Good point, I just been through my photo\'s and cant find any!  I will put some up.  I have tried to tone the bay down and almost like a stock but uprated feel.  There where a few things which could have been polished or powdercoated but they are satin black now :)

Carbon undersweep is ReAmemiya, brought through Newera :)  I also have the canards which I desperately  wanted to fit before Rotorstock but can\'t for the moment :)

Thanks Russ :)  I should be seeing yours/macers in the flesh soon, looking forward to seeing that :cool

Yeah the mirrors are actually not too bad, can see quite well and they are electric too :) (but I would be kidding to say they where as good as the stock ones as they are smaller)  Dont have to squint as I have a perscription windscreen :rollin

It\'s a well poor photo but played on the way to Rotorstock, not so bad view :chat

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2380.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSCF2383.jpg)
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Post by: pdtaylor18 on August 19, 2008, 11:24:46 PM
Your car looks fabulous and its a look that is different and so tastefully done.  You must have worked your backside off to get that all done in time for RS, well done though because out of all the FD\'s yours got my attention, think the mirrors made me have a closer look.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 19, 2008, 11:46:39 PM
Thanks Pete, very nice of you to say :)

I tried to pick you out at Rotorstock to say thank you for the items you sent me, was never quite sure or brave to ask! :o :spank
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Post by: pdtaylor18 on August 20, 2008, 07:00:08 PM
hey I\'m very approachable mate and next time I am going to Tenbury Wells I will make sure I pop in on the way.  Trouble is with RS5 everyone has there own agendas watching the strip.......keeping dry!!......or just socialising somewhere.  Are you doingthe London Run? not looked properly at the list.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 24, 2008, 02:29:09 PM
Yeah no worries :) - afraid im not going on the London run :wiggle
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 30, 2008, 11:26:26 PM
Finially go to Pip\'s on Friday!  Always have a good trip, traffic for ages going at 15mph, that cleared for 5 miles and then came to a stop as there had been an accident further up!  2 and half hours to cover 70 miles :Laugh

Anyway, got on the dyno and started troubleshooting on the turbos.  There was 2 clips missing when I went to install the engine which I put on but Pip found another 1 which I missed so replaced that.  He also found there to be a missing boost pill so he got that sorted for me and on with the mapping which went well.  I decided to map for 95 fuel as close to 0.85bar as possable on a nice safe map so expected a drop in performance but it was nice to see a slight gain (2.1 bhp woo! :Laugh) with a fuel which is 4 Octane points lower - can always put in VPower as a safety for track/drag.

So im happy now that the car is performing now and I can play at proper boost levels with 2nd tubbie action (which I have really missed, big grins! :D)

Got some tidying up work to do on the car like proper location for the numberplate, tax holder, arch liners.  Also to still fit the diff brace and canards. Would like to sort some better I/C ducting out, maybe make some fiberglass ducting which will take loads of time but should be well worth it.

1st job to do next is the brakes,  need to have front calipers off so will rebuild them, renew fluids & bleed.  Hopefully that will sort my brake issues :)
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Post by: karl_tate on August 31, 2008, 12:36:37 AM
nice one dude, although i would of been really ****ed of with the traffic, i hate it :Grrr

did you get a compression test done or is it a strong engine??

will look nice with the cannard :D have you thought about a diffuser for the back??

will make a great difference with better IC ducting and some proper air filter feeds :mmmm
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Post by: Ricco_04 on August 31, 2008, 08:20:06 PM
Thanks Karl :)

Did not compression test it in the finish, we where running out of time but Pip did say that it felt good and was giving good results on the dyno so im happy about that.  Was also going to get the alighnment sorted but Pip took it for a drive and was quite pleased with the handling so left it as that :)

I have a diffuser for the car but have always been in two minds to put it on or not, I want something for the back but I want something that has good lines to go with the car and not have gaps etc (hope that makes sence!)
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Post by: Ricco_04 on January 01, 2009, 05:05:28 PM
Took some shots of the car recently, quite pleased with how they turned out.  It was bitterly cold!!


(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/Picture039c.jpg)


(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/Picture073b.jpg)

Ricco :wave
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Post by: chopper2k22 on January 01, 2009, 05:10:17 PM
Looks great dude!!
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Post by: karl_tate on January 01, 2009, 05:28:07 PM
yeh very nice :D
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Post by: Nik da Greek on January 01, 2009, 05:39:12 PM
Bl00dy hell, :eek: that looks fantastic!
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Post by: chrisJDM on January 01, 2009, 06:01:30 PM
that looks awesome good job :Thumbs-up
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Post by: chrisJDM on January 01, 2009, 06:07:44 PM
i love the wheels, what size and width are they?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on January 01, 2009, 10:38:41 PM
Thanks for the cool comments guys :Thumbs-up

Wheels are Advan RGII\'s 18"x9" front and 18"x10" rear :)
Title: Ricco\'s Ride
Post by: L18M on January 01, 2009, 11:52:00 PM
very nice.. =) =)
the top pic looks like its a model car haha
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Post by: rextreme on January 02, 2009, 01:56:56 AM
looks good now you finally have everything sorted.

Diffuser On or Off. They are a bit of a pain in the arse.

If it\'s the RE-A Pro one, Make sure you add more support to the front of it or it will pull down and scrape on the road at speed.

A friend went through 3 of them before removing the last one and changing the bumper.
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Post by: Ricco_04 on January 02, 2009, 12:10:35 PM
Thanks again :)

I keep thinking about diffusers.  I actually have a ReA one in the garage, but I think I prefer the MK1 ones (think it\'s MK1) - the type that look like this :

(http://www.re-amemiya.co.jp/commodity/image/01_fd_aero/diffuser.jpg)

Im happy with it for the moment and still have 1 or 2 things to fit to it which I STILL havn\'t got round to doing yet! :o
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Post by: rextreme on January 02, 2009, 01:44:26 PM
Yes,
I was thinking about that one also in the end.
I think for a street car the PRO Diffuser is sometimes too much..
Whatever choice you make, It will look cool.

Russ.
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Post by: Brett on January 02, 2009, 02:08:31 PM
Still an awesome looking beasty! :D

Hows the FC coming along? ;)
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Post by: MaLicE on January 02, 2009, 03:51:40 PM
im pretty new to here but god i love your car!!

im a photographer and based around cheltenham if you want any pics (free ofcoarse) i will more than be happy to shoot it somewhere for you!

oh what exhaust is that??
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Post by: Macer on January 02, 2009, 10:00:19 PM
Looking good Ricco... :Thumbs-up
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Post by: Initial-D on January 04, 2009, 05:35:39 PM
Looking awsome indeed! Nicely put together Amemiya FD! :D
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Post by: Ada7 on January 04, 2009, 05:40:13 PM
Saw your car and was dribbling over it at rotorstock last year.
Like the recent pictures, looks really good mate. :Thumbs-up

There\'s going to be a few of these kitted cars around next year me thinks :D

Adam
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Post by: Ricco_04 on January 05, 2009, 02:56:27 PM
lol Cheers again folks :yes :guinness

MaLicE : Exhaust is a Kakimoto, forget what the exact version it is :o  (Thank you also for the offer of pictures :cheers)

Brett : :spank :spank :spank :spank :Giggle
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Post by: Ricco_04 on February 24, 2009, 11:38:26 AM
Lil update.....

Broke a speaker ages ago and finially got round to putting the new ones in.  Put drivers side in , tested it, all good.  Passangers in, tested it, good but now drivers dont work! :3Confused Ahhhhhh!

While I was at it I also fitted the Dragon diff brace I have had for over a year and a half.

Also got rid of that nasty phone holder and put on the new RMagic Commander holder - Cheers Andy! :guinness

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC05215.jpg)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/effazef/My%20FD/DSC05614b.jpg)
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Post by: rei99 on April 04, 2009, 01:46:00 PM
Quote from: Ricco_04;570482
Thanks again :)

I keep thinking about diffusers.  I actually have a ReA one in the garage, but I think I prefer the MK1 ones (think it\'s MK1) - the type that look like this :

(http://www.re-amemiya.co.jp/commodity/image/01_fd_aero/diffuser.jpg)

Im happy with it for the moment and still have 1 or 2 things to fit to it which I STILL havn\'t got round to doing yet! :o

Nice this diffuser...
With the original exaust and rear bumper it could be put or it need some modify?
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Post by: Ricco_04 on April 04, 2009, 03:05:07 PM
I think it should be ok with a standard cat back exhaust and bumper with out any modification.  Would be best to enquire with ReAmemiya first though before spending your money! :)
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Post by: Bobbit on April 04, 2009, 03:24:23 PM
Standard exhaust will be fine with this diffuser, to fit it to a standard bumper you just need to remove the black plastic part that sits where this diffuser goes, its an easy job to remove. Took me about 2 hours to fit this diffuser to my FD and i\'ve got a standard bumper
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Post by: rei99 on April 04, 2009, 11:27:48 PM
Thanks :D
Bobbit the car feels better, expecially in fast curves or not?
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Post by: Casey on February 24, 2011, 03:07:31 PM
Bump, so Ricco can find his relocated thread, which he wants to update :D