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Cars by Model Type => 1st generation RX-7's => Topic started by: David Nock (RIP) on January 09, 2009, 07:49:23 PM

Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 09, 2009, 07:49:23 PM
The recent revisit of the Poll on "What RX7 have you got" has reminded me that I have been logging 1st Gens in the UK of which I can be fairly sure are runners or \'good on SORN\', not scappers. I have been doing this for a year now and my records run to 68 cars. Allow the odd 8 which may never come off SORN, or which may be duplicates (cos I\'ve tried hard to keep things straight where I know a cars moved between owners but it gets difficult at times). At this point I reckon there\'s about 60 running cars which have been \'in print\' somewhere, either logged on this club, for sale on e bay or on show at Rotorstock/on Calendars.
I\'ve noted a little detail about each car, so if anyone wants to put the Series (1st Gen 1,2 or3), the colour and ideally a partial Reg No. up on here, I\'ll tell you if I\'ve got it logged. It would help to know if any owners are recent purchasers and where the car came from as it may be logged under somewhere else.
Regular contributors to the 1st Gen section - Mark, Shaun, Stuart (Syebba), Daverey, Don P, are all duly logged and noted.

All good fun lads, I used to log Rotherham Corporation Bus Reg Nos as a youngster in the 1950\'s. You get old but your brain still works the same!

PS, I don\'t mind logging \'whole shell scrappers\' as well if they\'re stil on a Reg No. to ID them.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 09:36:27 PM
Sounds interesting.
Not been hardly any 1st gens on ebay for months,last spring there seemed to be a glut of them.
I\'d guess there could be 300>500 in UK on sorn & still on road.
I have\'nt seen a first gen driving on the road for about 5yrs.
Cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: clive on January 09, 2009, 09:53:51 PM
When we formed MRC in 2001 I contacted the DVLC to try and work out what how many cars we out there on the road,

The Gen 1 and Gen 2\'s were difficult because as you may well know 1985 Gen 1\'s were still being registerd up as new cars in 1986 on a D reg which is also the first of the Gen 2\'s,



This made splitting them very difficult but it appeared that around 650 gen 1\'s were on the road in the UK in 2001 but beleive this number could may well have dwindled to just a couple of hundred due to rot, accidents and becoming unwanted and simply thrown away.

A Gen 1 at any event is now a rarety just as a Gen 2  EGI is,

p.s. there is one bizzare Gen 1 out there, bizzare because it\'s on a 1991 J reg plate, staggered how they did it but a Mazda dealer had an unregistered one tucked away and got it registered up as a new car in 1991

 

Hope this helps
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 10:37:35 PM
Got this one? C510BUU
(http://i16.ebayimg.com/07/i/001/1b/af/83c3_12.JPG)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 09, 2009, 10:40:28 PM
Blimey I use mine every single day and wouldn\'t want it any other way !

Its in need of some bodywork fixes but nothing really very serious. Just about to reach 127k miles.

Was thinking about buying one to tub !!

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 10:42:32 PM
(http://i21.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/22/d9/04ad_12.JPG)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 10:50:13 PM
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0688683001227451031.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 11:41:03 PM
(http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/new/469890.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 09, 2009, 11:46:30 PM
(http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/new/469290.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 12:02:30 AM
(http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37752&thumb=1&d=1212528368) (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37752&d=1204998334)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 12:16:43 AM
(http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37576&thumb=1&d=1212528324) (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=37576&d=1203725764)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on January 10, 2009, 10:27:18 AM
Quote from: syebba;573063
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0688683001227451031.jpg)


wow thats the first time i have seen another TWR front kit like mine, is it yours?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 11:53:00 AM
Quote from: clive;573038


p.s. there is one bizzare Gen 1 out there, bizzare because it\'s on a 1991 J reg plate, staggered how they did it but a Mazda dealer had an unregistered one tucked away and got it registered up as a new car in 1991.
 

Hope this helps


Yes I know that one Clive. It\'s our Gus. He\'s on a K plate, 1st registered December 1992.
B and H Mazda in Barnet had him stashed away \'till we bought \'im.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 11:58:29 AM
Quote from: syebba;573056
Got this one? C510BUU

No Stuart, but I have now thanks. Where in the country is it because I\'ve got a metallic blue S3 in Nuneaton area but no Reg?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 12:01:21 PM
TCV 63Y, HLF 172T, FPR 366V (Gone to Ireland), B 554 DJN (that\'s yours, you little Monkey Stuart)

Got them already Thanks
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 12:11:47 PM
HUU 743W, and B 632 KNH (that one looks familiar somehow), Ditto not got them where are they; do you know?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 12:27:14 PM
2 first gens I am particularly interested in are cars we used to own- WWA 535Y (S2 Metallic Red) and B 883 SEH (S3 Silver). They\'re probably both in the great scapyard in the sky by now.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 10, 2009, 01:19:06 PM
Sorry Mines C933 FVX, Series 3 running a S5 6 port 13b !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 01:34:29 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;573182
Sorry Mines C933 FVX, Series 3 running a S5 6 port 13b !

Shaun

Thanks Shaun - Added your Reg to my list for completeness, if you don\'t mind.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 10, 2009, 01:44:46 PM
No problem :D

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 02:35:04 PM
@ mark,the TWR kit is\'nt mine,it\'s up 4 sale.
@Dave,just checking how thorough u are doing ur homework,so i sneaked mine in,but u noticed,hehe:Giggle
Ta
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 03:14:13 PM
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0121341001222628862.jpg)[GLASTONBURY] A317YAM
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 03:22:06 PM
@Dave
C510BUU  in ARNESBY/LEICESTER
HUU743W in SUSSEX
B632KNH in FRANCE,BUT UK REGISTERED
These cars are 4 sale so may have moved on.
Ta
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2009, 03:40:45 PM
Thanks all (for the moment), up to total 73 now.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 10, 2009, 04:36:56 PM
Quote from: syebba;573210
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0121341001222628862.jpg)[GLASTONBURY] A317YAM


Is that the one for sale in this months Practical Classics ?

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 04:41:42 PM
@shaun,yes it is
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 10, 2009, 05:25:17 PM
(http://i8.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/29/d3/885e_35.JPG) C713CKL IN LONDON
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 11, 2009, 12:07:33 PM
Thanks for that. Got C713 CKL off e bay this morning. It looks a cracker lads. Starting price £2500 with what looks to be a genuine car with 48000 miles.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Brett on January 11, 2009, 12:18:57 PM
We have a 1985 C reg 1st gen with a TWR bodykit, in Silver. :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 11, 2009, 12:49:07 PM
Thanks Brett.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 11, 2009, 02:55:20 PM
The red RX7 was up 4 sale last year on pistonheads for £3750,it looks a very good car with genuine mileage with nothing needing doing.
Also comes with red elford turbo alloys as spares.:WaveBye
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ghostjd on January 13, 2009, 10:22:30 PM
I have two FB\'s one is an 85 and the other was registered in 86 both UK cars and both are off the road at the moment.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 14, 2009, 11:38:37 AM
Thanks ghostjd. Could you let me have a bit of detail, say colour of each plus Reg or part Reg if possible but some don\'t always like to give the Reg detail. Are you figuring both as runners or is one only for spares?
Forgive me for this but where\'s Comber?
For interest, my plan is to push out a simple chart of 1st Gens by Series (1,2,3),stating colour and County, probably not much more than that for reasons as above.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ghostjd on January 14, 2009, 12:43:55 PM
I bought the 85 as a project car there was no reg plate on it but I could get the chassis number for you if that helps, its original colour was silver but previous owner painted it red and black.  Reason it wont go back on the road is the chassis is in terrible condition its rotten with rust and I personally wouldn\'t want to go round the track in it never mind a public road.  Engine and gearbox is great though so they\'ll come out and be used for spares.

The 86 is black I just bought it around a month ago and is currently in storage at the person I bought it offs workshop, this car will go back on the road.  The reg number is IJI 8307.

Comber is in County Down, Northern Ireland
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 15, 2009, 12:49:00 PM
Thanks very much. I would like the chassis No. if you don\'t mind, as I\'ve always recorded my own cars and any info is good. I\'ve a guide book which says that the last S3 1st gen car Vin No. ended in 5582, so you can see how near to the end your \'86 car is.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on January 16, 2009, 10:13:10 AM
David do you have mine on your records?
Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 16, 2009, 03:57:28 PM
Right near the top of the list Mark.:wave
Title: Two more
Post by: carszommzoomzoom on January 16, 2009, 07:36:40 PM
I had A403 UYE, Met Green in 2004. Sold to a German collector who flew to the UK to collect. His parents were personalk friends of ....el.

Now I have C719 CKL, Silver. In superb condition, less than 60,000 miles.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: carszommzoomzoom on January 16, 2009, 07:37:37 PM
Quote from: carszommzoomzoom;575651
I had A403 UYE, Met Green in 2004. Sold to a German collector who flew to the UK to collect. His parents were personalk friends of ....el.
 
Now I have C719 CKL, Silver. In superb condition, less than 60,000 miles.

How can you edit W_A_N_K_E_L on a rotary site??!??!?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: djguru on January 16, 2009, 07:47:40 PM
June 1984; Metallic Green, acquired in 2001 & on SORN for last 4 or 5 years with resto starting this year (!)
First registered in Northern Ireland, so presume it has always stayed here through it\'s 8 previous owners.
TIJ****

Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on January 16, 2009, 09:20:54 PM
@ Mark,
Even if dave\'s eyesight was so poor he needed to wear Hubble telescopes to see,he could\'nt miss yours,it\'s banana yellow!:evillaugh
How many u got now Dave,75?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on January 18, 2009, 08:44:58 AM
Quote from: syebba;575687
@ Mark,
Even if dave\'s eyesight was so poor he needed to wear Hubble telescopes to see,he could\'nt miss yours,it\'s banana yellow!:evillaugh
How many u got now Dave,75?


LOL yes is does brighten up these winter months!:Giggle

Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 11:23:21 AM
Quote from: syebba;575687
@ Mark,
How many u got now Dave,75?


72 1st Gens now Stuart - A few duplicates came to light when I went to spreadsheet from notebook. They are 52 Series 3, 13 Series 2 and 7 Series 1.
Plus I\'ve now got 2 UK cars been sent completely abroad, 1 to France and 1 to Germany. (Southern Ireland I\'ve included in UK totals). Not all are runners, a few are on SORN, especially if they look like they might make a comeback to roadworthy.
Going well and, as you can see, getting interesting.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 11:29:25 AM
Quote from: carszommzoomzoom;575651
I had A403 UYE, Met Green in 2004. Sold to a German collector who flew to the UK to collect. His parents were personalk friends of ....el.

Now I have C719 CKL, Silver. In superb condition, less than 60,000 miles.


Thanks very much for that info.
Here\'s where things get a bit interesting - you can see above in this thread that we\'ve got C713 CKL already, a Red S3. It has to be that your car and C713 started life at the same dealers and were probably on the same cargo ship, if not road transporter.
They\'re both low miles and both seem excellent condition.
(Well I did say just a bit interesting didn\'t I? - I find this sort of backwards vehicle history fascinating!!!).:Snoring
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 11:32:25 AM
Quote from: djguru;575656
June 1984; Metallic Green, acquired in 2001 & on SORN for last 4 or 5 years with resto starting this year (!)
First registered in Northern Ireland, so presume it has always stayed here through it\'s 8 previous owners.
TIJ****

Dave


Thanks Dave. Our 1st RX7 was a Series 2 1982, originally registered in Newtownards as PIJ 5940. Then it went to WWA 535Y by the previous owner here in South Yorks
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 11:39:09 AM
Quote from: mpk490p;576048
LOL yes is does brighten up these winter months!:Giggle

Mark


I\'ve called it \'Custom Yellow\' Mark. Don\'t let Stuart hurt your feelings.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 06:12:37 PM
Quote from: David Nock;576081
Thanks very much for that info.
Here\'s where things get a bit interesting - you can see above in this thread that we\'ve got C713 CKL already, a Red S3. It has to be that your car and C713 started life at the same dealers and were probably on the same cargo ship, if not road transporter.
They\'re both low miles and both seem excellent condition.
(Well I did say just a bit interesting didn\'t I? - I find this sort of backwards vehicle history fascinating!!!).:Snoring


Bit more detail. KL (as in CKL) started life as a Maidstone Reg in Kent.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2009, 06:14:05 PM
Quote from: David Nock;576082
Thanks Dave. Our 1st RX7 was a Series 2 1982, originally registered in Newtownards as PIJ 5940. Then it went to WWA 535Y by the previous owner here in South Yorks


And IJ (as in TIJ) was a Co. Down plate.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: adam6900 on January 21, 2009, 10:42:06 PM
Would like to add A512 TYL saved from the crusher by the skin of its teath!!! Check out the lack of Tax
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 22, 2009, 11:21:46 AM
Quote from: adam6900;577297
Would like to add A512 TYL saved from the crusher by the skin of its teath!!! Check out the lack of Tax
Thanks Adam. I\'ve given some info on your other post. What colour is the car and has it got 13" wheels with a chunky cross pattern (Series 2) or 14" wheels with a solid starburst sort of pattern. \'Sonic\' Mazda called that pattern. (Series 3).
YL was a London Reg originally. Don\'t see lack of tax at the crusher gates any problem.
A pic of the vehicle always useful.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: adam6900 on January 22, 2009, 09:05:24 PM
(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo201/aldcarspares2009/rx7/P1000005.jpg)
Only thing is i will have to delete these from the work photobucket so if you want to keep them please right click and save them! Last taxed in 1996 and last
started in 1996!!
 
12 years later and it pops in to life within 30 seconds! <--Just convinced me that rotorys are not as .... as i thought!! LOL
 
 
 
 
(http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo201/aldcarspares2009/rx7/P1000006.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 23, 2009, 08:13:55 AM
Blimey, that looks very good body wise !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Silverstone Autosport on January 23, 2009, 09:47:34 AM
hi boys dwayne here from LINDOP MOTORSPORT blew my engine at anglesey october (couple of picks on youtube if you want to see her) in need of 12a anyone have a runner?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Silverstone Autosport on January 23, 2009, 10:03:32 AM
hi boys dwayne here from LINDOP MOTORSPORT went to angelsey last october blew my 12a bridgeport looking for good 12 a to get her racing anyone got donner laying about (some picks on youtube if you want to take a look):wiggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 23, 2009, 10:22:35 AM
Quote from: shaunwil;577670
Blimey, that looks very good body wise !

Shaun

It certainly does Shaun. Make a good resto project I would have thought.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 23, 2009, 10:45:35 AM
Quote from: LINDOP MOTORSPORT;577684
hi boys dwayne here from LINDOP MOTORSPORT blew my engine at anglesey october (couple of picks on youtube if you want to see her) in need of 12a anyone have a runner?

Hi Dwayne. There seems to be a few complete cars hitting ebay that run but might be MOT fails. Would you want a complete car?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Silverstone Autosport on January 23, 2009, 11:18:22 AM
just the engine mate anglesey in march need to get going on the build
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on January 23, 2009, 04:49:13 PM
Quote from: David Nock;577697
It certainly does Shaun. Make a good resto project I would have thought.


I keep trying to resist the urge of doing something like this :

http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=808272&page=3

Would have to find a small unit to do it though !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 23, 2009, 05:13:55 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;577801
I keep trying to resist the urge of doing something like this :


Shaun

Missis and I would look good down the local coop in that!!!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Baz-7 on January 25, 2009, 10:48:44 PM
Quote from: syebba;573060
(http://i21.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/22/d9/04ad_12.JPG)
For your records....TCV63Y now resides here, in Norwich, with me! :chat
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on January 26, 2009, 12:05:17 AM
Hi everyone!
Rei99 from Italy here... I take away one of your \'7 last year :p
Better, it was an USA model arrived in UK in the 1989, and now coming in a LHD country :D
Here some info and photos, in Italian:

http://sites.google.com/site/mazdarx7ita/Home/linglesina

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_BBsLzefgRw8/SJ__YPoKiUI/AAAAAAAAACc/lBmthe0IGVo/s512/P1010050c.JPG)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 26, 2009, 11:11:38 AM
Quote
For your records....TCV63Y now resides here, in Norwich, with me! :chat

Thanks Baz Duly noted..... See your other post for more chat.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 26, 2009, 11:21:56 AM
Quote from: rei99;578407
Hi everyone!
Rei99 from Italy here... I take away one of your \'7 last year :p
Better, it was an USA model arrived in UK in the 1989, and now coming in a LHD country :D


Thank You for the information.
I think you have shown the car in Essex before you took it to Italy? I have got the Registration No. from when it was driving in UK.  Thanks Again.
Did you take all those spare parts to Italy with you or did you leave some for us poor UK people? We have no money now!! (Joking---but only a little bit, we do seem to have some problemo!).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on January 26, 2009, 11:38:18 AM
I have saw it in Ebay, the price was lower (due to LHD in UK I think) and I came with ariplane there, and an artic truck is arrived the day later... I was lucky the car was good, otherwise the artic was there and I must buy it in every condition :(
The artic was the only solution to take all the spare parts with the car. To be true, I have bought the car better for the spare parts, because I already own 2 SA22C and the engines 12A in Italy are unique, not rare :)

My friend, very sad but also here the money are very low... I want to buy an FD, but so much problem with this crysis :(
If you search some spare parts, happy to send to you :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Baz-7 on January 26, 2009, 11:56:37 AM
Quote from: David Nock;578504
Thanks Baz Duly noted..... See your other post for more chat.

If you want any more info for your records, just let me know! ;)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 26, 2009, 04:54:50 PM
Quote from: Baz-7;578511
If you want any more info for your records, just let me know! ;)

Well, the year, or better still the V5 date would be good.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 26, 2009, 05:02:05 PM
Quote

The artic was the only solution to take all the spare parts with the car. To be true, I have bought the car better for the spare parts, because I already own 2 SA22C and the engines 12A in Italy are unique, not rare :)



Did the americans just use the 13B in the states? Did you get no 12A\'s imported into Italy?
I assume you can get them rebuilt OK?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Baz-7 on January 26, 2009, 05:12:38 PM
Quote from: David Nock;578609
Well, the year, or better still the V5 date would be good.

Registration Date for TCV63Y: 22/04/83 :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 26, 2009, 06:07:58 PM
Great - thanks Baz.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on January 26, 2009, 09:34:30 PM
Quote from: David Nock;578611
Did the americans just use the 13B in the states? Did you get no 12A\'s imported into Italy?
I assume you can get them rebuilt OK?

Sorry but my English could be better :3Confused
The Sa22C you see was sold with 3 12A engine. I bought because is near impossible to find a 12A/13B in Italy. There were 2/3 persone that make a good rebuild, but there so few Sa22C that the problem is find the engine....
13B is more difficult to find gold :D

Like you can see here (http://sites.google.com/site/mazdarx7ita/) I\'ve also 2other first gen, with this USA model are 3 in total. Now I\'ve an engine for every car, but I don\'t know the condition.... If one day I must put in the car I will check... By now, it will not be necessary: the car with more miles/km have 70.000km :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 27, 2009, 12:27:09 PM
Your english is excellent my friend. I\'ve also got a spare engine and also like you I don\'t know the condition. One day perhaps, but only done 52,000 miles so far in our FB.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on January 27, 2009, 01:09:11 PM
Too gently David :D
A question for your: you know if there\'s some FB with 13engine in UK? If yes, RHD with 13B swap or GSL-SE imported from USA? A GSL-SE (maybe white, red or black) in good condition was my dream more than a FD :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 27, 2009, 05:11:15 PM
There are some but I think they\'re UK cars with 13B swap.
Don\'t know of any GSL-SE imports, presume LHD wanted. Any other members know of any??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on January 31, 2009, 01:56:02 PM
David found some old number plates today in the garage, my first FB was B890 WYU which was transfered to MPK490P and my current FB was origionaly C921 EKL will have to try and dig out some of the other reg\'s of previous ones

Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 31, 2009, 02:15:30 PM
Some interest has come out of that post Mark. I\'ve already got a custom yellow series 3, C921 EKL, on record, taken from the MRC calendar. That\'s as well as your current Reg. So therefore I can delete EKL because it appears twice. (DVLA don\'t reissue returned numbers do they)? Besides it\'s down as a custom yellow with big spoiler so it\'s the same car.
On B890 WYU. Did you sell it as MPK 490P? So is MPK 490P still out there? What Series and what colour is/was it? Has to be S3 I suppose, on a B plate.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on January 31, 2009, 02:16:28 PM
I have B900FGM
Its my race car that is on sorn and will be broken for spares soon.
Most stuff available.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 31, 2009, 02:24:03 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;580177
I have B900FGM
Its my race car that is on sorn and will be broken for spares soon.
Most stuff available.

Thanks, not got it. Will put it on the sheet. Ditto as Mark, what colour is it? Please let me know when you break it as I\'ve started adding known scrapped 1st Gens to my list for completeness.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on January 31, 2009, 02:26:12 PM
RED              :driving
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Baz-7 on January 31, 2009, 02:44:20 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;580177
I have B900FGM
Its my race car that is on sorn and will be broken for spares soon.
Most stuff available.

What\'s the exhaust like? :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on January 31, 2009, 05:58:52 PM
Quote from: David Nock;580176
Some interest has come out of that post Mark. I\'ve already got a custom yellow series 3, C921 EKL, on record, taken from the MRC calendar. That\'s as well as your current Reg. So therefore I can delete EKL because it appears twice. (DVLA don\'t reissue returned numbers do they)? Besides it\'s down as a custom yellow with big spoiler so it\'s the same car.
On B890 WYU. Did you sell it as MPK 490P? So is MPK 490P still out there? What Series and what colour is/was it? Has to be S3 I suppose, on a B plate.


it was scrapped i lost the mpk490p plate with it, it was Black then i sprayed it yellow (gen 1 S3), C921 EKL was only on the car a couple of weeks the calendar photo is quite old, not sure about DVLA reissuing numbers but it could end up on anything.
Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 31, 2009, 06:12:08 PM
Thanks Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 31, 2009, 06:14:27 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;580177
I have B900FGM
Its my race car that is on sorn and will be broken for spares soon.
Most stuff available.

Have you got a red C Reg as well? I\'ve gone one down for you not the same Reg as your race car (obviously - ones a C, ones a B)?
or have I got \'em ....ed up?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on January 31, 2009, 10:33:58 PM
C588MTU ?????
Scrapped
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 01, 2009, 12:08:24 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;580357
C588MTU ?????
Scrapped
Yes, that\'s the other one I had down for you. Now moved it from the \'living\' file, (which includes zombies on SORN) to the \'recently deceased\' file of broken cars.
Now then, it\'s starting to take shape. Roughly for every new car added, I\'m getting information about another one scrapped. So the numbers are levelling off at 53 Series 3 FB, 15 Series 2 FB and 7 Series 1 SA\'s.
I\'ve got Reg Nos for about 85% of the cars.
I think I\'m light on the ex... club however - got some 1st gens here but I\'m sure not all.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mattmaclennan on March 07, 2009, 09:01:22 AM
Hi David.

I rescued B459 XUL from Tim\'s Last year, still on SORN but should (fingers crossed) be on the road before the middle of April. White, 12a engine, full rollcage, tri-link rear end, coilovers etc. JMZ FB131200703875

have you got A8E XX red? went to Belgium.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 07, 2009, 11:36:57 AM
Hi Matt. No I didn\'t have either of those. I thought I\'d got the B Reg but it\'s a different set of digits in the number part, also in white.
Thanks very much.
David
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: james1902 on March 07, 2009, 09:55:34 PM
hi dave,

would like to add a photo for you but don\'t know how, anyone got any pointers.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 08, 2009, 11:52:34 AM
Yep, I use an Apple but windows machines must have similar facilities.
First \'export\' your pic from the picture library to desktop but RESIZE as you do that, down to 1000 pixels or less on the largest dimension (the second dimension will auto resize to less than that). Don\'t forget to give an easy name for selecting from your desktop clutter.
Then on this forum, use the Go Advanced facility.....Type your Message.....then Manage Attachments......then select the pic from your desktop list which comes up.
Press to attach, takes a bit of uploading time, then post. Easy as that, it\'s the resizing that\'s important, otherwise it won\'t upload.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Paul-Tll on March 08, 2009, 01:07:23 PM
Has a  Met.white/Ivory car turned up yet? It was finished with a \'Mariah\' wide body kit, trimmed in full custom leather and for sale at Hayling Isle N\'r. Potsmouth about 2 years ago. about 3.5K  i.r.c ?
Was very tempted at the time.
P.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 08, 2009, 05:17:51 PM
Quote from: Paul-Tll;589645
Has a  Met.white/Ivory car turned up yet? It was finished with a \'Mariah\' wide body kit, trimmed in full custom leather and for sale at Hayling Isle N\'r. Potsmouth about 2 years ago. about 3.5K  i.r.c ?
Was very tempted at the time.
P.
No mate but I\'ll put it on the list. Sounds pretty neat. Any idea what year from memory? S1,2 or 3?
Thanks  Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 18, 2009, 06:12:21 PM
Quote from: Paul-Tll;589645
Has a  Met.white/Ivory car turned up yet? It was finished with a \'Mariah\' wide body kit, trimmed in full custom leather and for sale at Hayling Isle N\'r. Potsmouth about 2 years ago. about 3.5K  i.r.c ?
Was very tempted at the time.
P.

A series 2 has turned up - Elford, retrimmed in White Leather. Could this be the car? I\'ve got the Reg and the VIN but unfortunately the net report didn\'t give the colour. In auction 2006 in Surrey, not sold?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Paul-Tll on March 19, 2009, 09:17:25 AM
Not sure? maybe based on that, but this car dfinetley had a Mode One Mariah body kit and finished in Met. pearl-white. Full leateher trim, may of had red piping.The owner told me the previous owner to him had the parts brought over from the States.I have never seen the car at any shows just on this guys driveway.In the next few weeks I\'ll go have a look again you never know?
HTH
Paul
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Brett on March 19, 2009, 09:25:00 AM
Mariah kit?  I\'d have loved that! :god
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Paul-Tll on March 19, 2009, 09:44:53 AM
I was Very tempted at the time to buy the car, the guy had know Idea of the body kit other than from the states. i went home and weighed up cost of importing my own kit and putting a car of my own  together but other things got in the way (as they always do) and the project was forgotten.
P.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 19, 2009, 11:32:26 AM
If you do go that way again Paul, just note the Reg and colour and PM me with it. I\'ll can tell you then if it\'s the same Reg as the one I\'ve got.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: james1902 on March 19, 2009, 10:00:59 PM
Hi dave,
my first gen C784SPA is coming along quite nicely and am nearly ready to start fixing up the body/chassis. am trying to sorce original sills to fix the rust problem properly.
i\'m in the middle of fitting some FD seats an still chasing electrical faults (almost becoming a joke) but it\'s coming on slowly. if i can get the sills soon it might be back on the road end of next month.

just to ask, my boss has a TWR black 1st gen s1. it\'s in a bit of a bad way with rust but runs spot on. got any on record. will get you the reg later.

also we\'ve got and elford turbo engine (12a smoker) sitting in the engine room. do these use the same rotors? was thinking about getting it for my car. aren\'t they supposed to be quite rare?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 20, 2009, 11:36:11 AM
Thanks James...Your Reg is entered now. The Black TWR I think I\'ve got.... it should be XXX 521X.....is that right? About 37,000 miles on it only? Can that be right? Only got 10 Series 1\'s on record and only 2 TWR\'s amongst them. S1\'s seem pretty rare now.

I think the Elford kit used the same engine as the stock 12A car but I\'m no expert in Elfords or upgrading for that matter. My strength is knowing how to hold a stock 1st Gen street car together (more or less). Anyone else can answer James??

As for rarity - yes - I\'ve only noted 10 Elfords in my whole list, which is 141 cars now, made up of 10xS1, 31xS2 and 100xS3\'s
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: james1902 on March 21, 2009, 08:47:46 PM
yep that\'s the one dave. looks like a nice car but does need quite a bit of tlc to get in good order.
am looking for an mx5 for my daily drive as my fb is taking a bit longer than i originally planed. you know how these things go im sure.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on March 23, 2009, 05:53:12 PM
Someone knows if this Hurley\'s prototipe is already on the road? :D I could falling in love for this car :D
http://img124.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=dsc00130p.jpg
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Buddy on March 25, 2009, 06:27:13 PM
One less, now that it appears my Maya gold with TWR racing bodykit and matching wheel trims has been scrapped by the .... who nicked it.  Forgive me if I sound a little bitter, but I seriously doubt there was another one that looked exactly like mine.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 25, 2009, 09:59:17 PM
(http://i22.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/35/ff/252b_2.JPG) (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX-7-WHEEL-NUT-BREAKING-FOR-SPARES_W0QQitemZ190289961354QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item190289961354&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1689%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318#ebayphotohosting)
 
 
Here\'s a scrapper B55 YSU,is it on your list?
Ta....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 26, 2009, 11:11:44 AM
Quote from: syebba;593606

 
 
Here\'s a scrapper B55 YSU,is it on your list?
Ta....


Yes Stu, Hindle Breakers at Hartlepool. Thanks though - keep \'em coming.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 26, 2009, 11:16:42 AM
Quote from: Buddy;593540
One less, now that it appears my Maya gold with TWR racing bodykit and matching wheel trims has been scrapped by the .... who nicked it.  Forgive me if I sound a little bitter, but I seriously doubt there was another one that looked exactly like mine.

As said on your \'stolen\' post I\'m very sorry Mary.
I\'ve moved little KAR (very gently I might add) off the list of roadgoers for now. I do really hope something turns up for you.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 26, 2009, 02:26:34 PM
(http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/34/00/aa62_1.JPG)
 
Another scrapper in tyne & wear!?
Ta stuart..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 26, 2009, 05:56:59 PM
Quote from: syebba;593718
(http://i6.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/34/00/aa62_1.JPG)
 
Another scrapper in tyne & wear!?
Ta stuart..

Yes, Backworth Autos I believe. Thanks Stu. MORE REQUIRED PLEASE.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on March 27, 2009, 09:49:47 AM
The world\'s gone mad. I know they rot like bu**ery underneath but these last two scrappers don\'t look that bad and would surely have been saved if they\'d been made anywhere in the midlands with an engine out of a tractor or even a fire pump? What folly to throw these away - the more I see of them the better I like them...maybe that\'s the nub of the problem!

My favourite thread by the way David - great stuff. You undoubtedly deserve the MRC public service award for 2008/9! (Anyone reading who knows if there is one:- Please take that as a nomination!)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 27, 2009, 02:52:35 PM
Quote from: jinx;593923
The world\'s gone mad. I know they rot like bu**ery underneath but these last two scrappers don\'t look that bad and would surely have been saved if they\'d been made anywhere in the midlands with an engine out of a tractor or even a fire pump? What folly to throw these away - the more I see of them the better I like them...maybe that\'s the nub of the problem!

My favourite thread by the way David - great stuff. You undoubtedly deserve the MRC public service award for 2008/9! (Anyone reading who knows if there is one:- Please take that as a nomination!)

Thanks jinx, and I thought I was becoming a nerdy pain in the jacksy! World domination of the RX7 1st Gen great number plate search will be my next goal.
The picture above shows the best side of the B Reg Scrapper. The other sides on e bay are a right mess. Gone down a wall or hit a tree or both.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 27, 2009, 06:27:29 PM
Yep if they had a ford badge,they\'d be saved!:rolleyes:
There won\'t be many left at this scrappage rate:2eek
I\'ll catch dave out with one he has\'nt found,i tell u i will,god damnit!:yes
Ta...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 28, 2009, 11:14:05 AM
Quote from: syebba;594050
Yep if they had a ford badge,they\'d be saved!:rolleyes:
There won\'t be many left at this scrappage rate:2eek
I\'ll catch dave out with one he has\'nt found,i tell u i will,god damnit!:yes
Ta...


Keep it up Stu....There\'s still a few on my list with owners and locations but no Registrations, whilst I\'ve a fair few with Registrations but no owners to put with \'em. Stands to reason some of them are one and the same car...every bit of information puts a bit more of the puzzle together.

Now up to 108 Series 3\'s, 32 series 2\'s and still 10 only Series 1\'s. These are all road going or good project cars on SORN, not breaking cars.
80% of the cars have Registrations so no duplication possible there. The other 20%, particularly the 20 or so Series 3\'s without numbers, maybe 10 duplications possible??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 05, 2009, 09:07:30 PM
Hi David, don\'t forget Neville-just been woken from winter hibernation today like a disgruntled teenager but started first time. He needs a fresh MOT (asap) but he\'s ready for another summer! Been a touch off radar as i\'ve been throwing all my attention at my business and family but he\'s back!
 
A767NEV, Gold and residing in Dorset
 
I\'ll dig out the photos of my previous 1st gen that more resembled a tea bag than anything else and let you have the reg details of that one-needless to say it\'s now long gone even Tim @ RX Motors couldnt find a use for it LOL.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 05, 2009, 09:08:42 PM
Pictures of both will follow when my membership status gets upgraded.:Laugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 06, 2009, 11:47:35 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;596389
Hi David, don\'t forget Neville-just been woken from winter hibernation today like a disgruntled teenager but started first time. He needs a fresh MOT (asap) but he\'s ready for another summer! Been a touch off radar as i\'ve been throwing all my attention at my business and family but he\'s back!
 
A767NEV, Gold and residing in Dorset
 
I\'ll dig out the photos of my previous 1st gen that more resembled a tea bag than anything else and let you have the reg details of that one-needless to say it\'s now long gone even Tim @ RX Motors couldnt find a use for it LOL.

Hi Captain, good to see you back. Neville has been top of my list of Series 2\'s since I started the register but I never had his Reg. I think it\'s true to say that if we had ever passed on the road I would have said to the wife \'thats Captain Biz and lil\' old Neville flying along\'.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 06, 2009, 11:48:41 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;596390
Pictures of both will follow when my membership status gets upgraded.:Laugh

Yes Please, and the Reg of the Scrapper.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 06, 2009, 06:29:32 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BP3i5BwB2k~$(KGrHgoOKiYEjlLmfE,TBJ15,lyOrQ~~_1.JPG)
 
On ebay.....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 06, 2009, 06:48:39 PM
Quote from: syebba;596611
(http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!BP3i5BwB2k~$(KGrHgoOKiYEjlLmfE,TBJ15,lyOrQ~~_1.JPG)
 
On ebay.....
.
Logged on 15 mins after you to report this one Stu. Dam and blast, you got it 1st. E bay ref 120402614410. Ad says 29,000 miles but stood awhile.

Also on E bay is a Gold 1st Gen Series 2 Elford...Not the stolen one... That\'s certain because this one was on in January as well, I picked it up then. E bay Ref 130298508198.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on April 06, 2009, 07:16:09 PM
Dammit now you lot have got me looking at e-bay. I\'m doomed.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 06, 2009, 07:45:51 PM
Right, the light blue 1st gen I had was reg no A277 OYD sadly deceased RIP-any ideas why I cant attach photos it sends me to the \'add URL\' box every time.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 06, 2009, 08:41:31 PM
@dave,hah!Beat you to it:guinness
If that\'s genuinely 29000 miles,that\'d be a G8 buy.
@jinx,show some self restraint,err,just window shop:p
Ta stuart....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 06, 2009, 10:58:02 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;596659
Right, the light blue 1st gen I had was reg no A277 OYD sadly deceased RIP-any ideas why I cant attach photos it sends me to the \'add URL\' box every time.

(http://[IMG]http://i43.tinypic.com/2qao9av.jpg)[/IMG]
 
This might work,then again probably not LOL.:o
 
No it didnt LOL I give up till I get a lesson in how to use image hosting sites.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 07, 2009, 11:36:48 AM
Quote from: David Nock;589622
Yep, I use an Apple but windows machines must have similar facilities.
First \'export\' your pic from the picture library to desktop but RESIZE as you do that, down to 1000 pixels or less on the largest dimension (the second dimension will auto resize to less than that). Don\'t forget to give an easy name for selecting from your desktop clutter.
Then on this forum, use the Go Advanced facility.....Type your Message.....then Manage Attachments......then select the pic from your desktop list which comes up.
Press to attach, takes a bit of uploading time, then post. Easy as that, it\'s the resizing that\'s important, otherwise it won\'t upload.


Does this help?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on April 07, 2009, 11:38:36 AM
The Gold Elford isn\'t of someone here right?
If it was in another color I will take it, but and Elford with all those spoiler gold no :(
There\'s a topic here for more information on the Elford Turbo? I\'ve somethings on the Long\'s book and no more.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 07, 2009, 11:39:24 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;596659
Right, the light blue 1st gen I had was reg no A277 OYD sadly deceased RIP-any ideas why I cant attach photos it sends me to the \'add URL\' box every time.


Was it a Series 2 with the 13" cross alloys? \'Cos A reg could also be S3.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 07, 2009, 11:50:26 AM
Quote from: rei99;596833
The Gold Elford isn\'t of someone here right?
If it was in another color I will take it, but and Elford with all those spoiler gold no :(
There\'s a topic here for more information on the Elford Turbo? I\'ve somethings on the Long\'s book and no more.

Morning Davide. I\'m fairly certain that the Gold Elford does not belong to anyone on here.
I can\'t recall a particular topic for the Elford - you mean a technical topic I assume? Anyone else??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on April 07, 2009, 11:58:12 AM
:WaveBye Hi David!
I was searching every info I could find, also commercial, to say about how many cars were sold, kits and if there a change to find another Elford at a good price non in gold color :D
I remember a Blue I\'ve some photos that was sold at 5000puonds about on Ebay months ago... A little too much for me.

With the great import there\'s in Uk from JP, no one Rx-7 Savanna Turbo was arrived there? It will be very interesting have an original version of first turbo gen... Long speaks well of it in the book.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 07, 2009, 12:07:57 PM
I only know of 1, maybe 2 Savannas. 1 is a Series 2 (year of English Reg) Limited Edition Silver Savanna and the other was for sale many years ago near me in Sheffield. That 2nd one was a special import automatic. I don\'t know what reg or where it is now. No turbo Savannas that I am aware of.
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Post by: rei99 on April 07, 2009, 01:52:09 PM
Thanks for info David, gently as usual :cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 07, 2009, 07:15:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;596834
Was it a Series 2 with the 13" cross alloys? \'Cos A reg could also be S3.


She was an S2, I\'ll have another go at the pic situation later in the week I\'m working in London next few days so doing this off my phone and it\'s hard work !
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 07, 2009, 08:42:53 PM
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/40/38/4af0_1.JPG)
ebay....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 07, 2009, 09:15:16 PM
Quote from: syebba;596984
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/40/38/4af0_1.JPG)
ebay....


Why oh why, please somebody buy it even if just to get that picnic bench off the poor thing.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: J_T on April 07, 2009, 09:15:35 PM
There are two as well as that one on ebay ATM.  Do you have them all David?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 08, 2009, 11:50:00 AM
Quote from: J_T;597010
There are two as well as that one on ebay ATM.  Do you have them all David?
Yes Indeed, The poor old thing above was spotted last year in H Hempstead but only a part reg. It was well spotted indeed though, right town and the partial reg was correct.

Real train spotting stuff this has turned out to be....loving it!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 11, 2009, 10:45:10 PM
Here we go David, eventually!! Sorry about the poor quality of OYD but it\'s a photo of a photo. And a courtesy pic of Neville for luck.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Skifledanabit on April 11, 2009, 10:51:14 PM
There\'s one near me, its been parked up, i think its a non runner or a repair jobbie, i\'ll try and get a photo of it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2009, 11:18:03 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;598286
Here we go David, eventually!! Sorry about the poor quality of OYD but it\'s a photo of a photo. And a courtesy pic of Neville for luck.


Good stuff Captain.
Same parking spot I see. Plants on the fence and the gravel have overgrown a bit since OYD.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2009, 11:23:32 AM
Quote from: Skifledanabit;598289
There\'s one near me, its been parked up, i think its a non runner or a repair jobbie, i\'ll try and get a photo of it.
Yes please but don\'t get into terrorism troubles on my account photographing it if it\'s difficult.
A note of the Reg, town, colour, Series 1,2,or3 and any big mods like TWR kits or special wheels will do fine. Any repair bills, old MOT certs, the VIN No. off the bulkhead and the tread depth of each tyre we\'ll leave to another time shall we. (Only Joking).
I have got a note of a possible stored black Series 1 Elford somewhere in the Essex Area but that\'s by no means certain.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Skifledanabit on April 12, 2009, 11:58:59 AM
I saw an Elford with Tim at RXMotors, has anyone been down to see him to take note of what he has in stock?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2009, 12:20:50 PM
I should email him I suppose; this was suggested but I didn\'t do it. I wouldn\'t want any details of customers cars, that\'s confidential to them, but his stock I would find very interesting. If anyone\'s nearby it would be more than welcome information.
Basically my Golden Rules are:-
Search out what\'s on ebay/the net or magazine articles/adverts - that\'s available to everyone anyway. Then what\'s visible traveling on the road or visible from the road - that\'s public knowledge again (in spite of this new anti terrorism law - stuff\'s still visible for goodness sake).
Then historic records of car trades/ auctions, though they don\'t last long.
I\'m then recording things on a fairly detailed Reg List.
The final rule is that nothing sensitive like a full Reg No. or VIN No. or exact location must come back onto an internet forum from me.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Skifledanabit on April 12, 2009, 12:36:21 PM
Ok, well, next time I\'m down there do you want me to get the info you need from what he has in stock?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: m_reed on April 12, 2009, 04:30:43 PM
Hi,
 
I still have mine, its a c reg, c222 uaj, its sorn at the moment, as I got it for project and not got round to doing it yet, but will do eventualy lol,
 
Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2009, 06:01:56 PM
Quote from: Skifledanabit;598370
Ok, well, next time I\'m down there do you want me to get the info you need from what he has in stock?

Yes Please, Very interested in that. Thanks.
David.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2009, 06:03:38 PM
Quote from: m_reed;598413
Hi,
 
I still have mine, its a c reg, c222 uaj, its sorn at the moment, as I got it for project and not got round to doing it yet, but will do eventualy lol,
 
Mark

Thanks Mark, I\'ve got it now. What Colour Series 3 is it? North Yorks is right isn\'t it? Or is it Cleveland??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: m_reed on April 12, 2009, 08:43:54 PM
Not sure on the code for the colour but it is a light blue, and it is cleveland mate ,
 
Mark
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 13, 2009, 11:19:11 AM
Thanks Mark it\'s the Metallic Blue I think it was called Tender Blue. The Series 3 Rx7 only had about 6 colours.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 13, 2009, 11:54:19 PM
Quote from: David Nock;598350
Good stuff Captain.
Same parking spot I see. Plants on the fence and the gravel have overgrown a bit since OYD.


Ha, well spotted mate- the pic of OYD is circa 1999 when my mum first bought that house. Fast forward to now and I\'ve still got a 1st gen but now I rent that house off her so it\'s come full circle. I\'ll get some flowers in the window box asap! Gonna leave the drive though, kids have got enough in the garden to throw as it is.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on April 15, 2009, 08:34:56 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1985-MAZDA-RX7-2-BLACK_W0QQitemZ360147361519QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item360147361519&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
C665 PSX DUNMOW ESSEX:Ladys-man
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 16, 2009, 01:05:24 PM
Thanks Mark, wasn\'t awake this morning. Got it now.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 21, 2009, 10:49:52 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!BQ7Z9)!CGk~$(KGrHgoH-DwEjlLl)fO9BJ7di(yPh!~~_1.JPG):Tongue1
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mad gray on April 22, 2009, 10:18:53 AM
Still working on rebuild of my 1st gen mk1 TWR
FOX 199 V in Leicestershire currently been waiting two weeks for suspension bushes to clear customs :Hammer
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 22, 2009, 10:58:11 AM
Quote from: syebba;601166
(http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!BQ7Z9)!CGk~$(KGrHgoH-DwEjlLl)fO9BJ7di(yPh!~~_1.JPG):Tongue1
Thanks Stuart, I went straight to ebay after your post. Looks neat this car, so far as one can tell.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 22, 2009, 11:00:49 AM
Quote from: mad gray;601285
Still working on rebuild of my 1st gen mk1 TWR
FOX 199 V in Leicestershire currently been waiting two weeks for suspension bushes to clear customs :Hammer

Thanks ever so much for this one. I\'ve had you down as a 2 tone green in Leicestershire for yonks, but no Reg. That now makes 9 out of 10 registrations for the only 10 Series 1\'s I\'ve come across so far.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 01, 2009, 12:41:51 PM
(http://i4.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/46/1d/c4d7_1.JPG)
Ebay....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 01, 2009, 05:23:59 PM
Thanks Stu, That was Sean Hoolihans car in the early 2000\'s and Don\'s (on here) more recently.

And now for something completely different, on sale in South Yorks for about £995.....See attachments.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 01, 2009, 05:37:55 PM
Sorry missed the Edit time whilst double checking.....(doing a double take).....It\'s a 1983 convertible  selling not for £995, not even for £495 but for £350.
Google Sun Local Adverts RX7 Goldthorpe.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 01, 2009, 11:26:58 PM
Someones put a lot of work into that!
I like it & for £350:mmmm
The boot area has been well crafted.
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on May 02, 2009, 12:12:03 AM
Hi guys! :D
I saw the white on Ebay, the owner is not here right? If engine is ok, could be good for me... Also the red, is on selling David? Do you have a link?
Thanks & good night! :wave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 02, 2009, 12:32:34 PM
Quote from: rei99;604590
Hi guys! :D
I saw the white on Ebay, the owner is not here right? If engine is ok, could be good for me... Also the red, is on selling David? Do you have a link?
Thanks & good night! :wave


email sent direct to you Davide.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on May 03, 2009, 12:49:47 PM
I\'m reading now, very thanks David :cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on May 03, 2009, 01:02:35 PM
(http://images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1019/1019248-1.jpg)

From PistonHeads (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1019248.htm)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on May 20, 2009, 02:41:44 PM
Hi David! :D
I was browsing in the launch\' pause when I found this Elford... Better, seemes and Elford.. You say if the owner of this car (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/club_events/Santapod_2003/Gen1_Black_1.JPG) is here?
Just to know somethings more, it\'s very nice for me.
Thanks :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 20, 2009, 05:43:03 PM
Quote from: rei99;609253
Hi David! :D
I was browsing in the launch\' pause when I found this Elford... Better, seemes and Elford.. You say if the owner of this car (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/club_events/Santapod_2003/Gen1_Black_1.JPG) is here?
Just to know somethings more, it\'s very nice for me.
Thanks :)

 Hello Davide,

I have previously noted this car from Santa Pod 2003 photos. Unfortunately I don\'t know the owner\'s name or where the car is now. The car is in my section of \'unknown locations\' on the list of FB Series 3.

Does anyone else know who it is and which part of the country the car comes from? 2003 is a fairly long time ago but I cannot believe it will have been allowed to die in the meantime.

By the way, numbers of cars has become steady now. 10 Series 1 (SA), 34 Series 2 (FB), 120 Series 3 (FB).

Cheers David
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Archbish on May 26, 2009, 05:22:10 PM
So, I\'ll swap you the number plate for some VIN info...

The plate C 816 ...  the rest is at the end after I\'m helped.

soooo, I am having to stamp a new VIN plate for the car as I\'ve mangled and lost the previous one.  Obviously VIN Number & reg plate are on the V5 document along with any other info I need to put on it.  But could someone dish up what the different lines on the VIN plate are for (colour, shoe size, star sign, etc)?

Also, how the hell does one have an engine number for a car when a rotary doesn\'t have an engine number (or does it and I haven\'t noticed...)

C 816 OCD
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 27, 2009, 12:41:36 PM
I\'m sure the 12A has an engine No.....but that\'s not on the VIN plate.
On the attached photo you\'ll see what\'s on it.
This plate is from a 1984 B reg that I pulled for parts some years back, BUT I\'VE TAKEN THE LAST 4 NUMBERS OFF THE END ON PHOTOSHOP. Otherwise the plate is identical to the one you\'ve mangled. The NTA number is common because my 1985 runner has the exact same number.
All UK FB\'s Series 3\'s are JMZFB13120070XXXX where XXXX is your individual car number. Have you still got that hammered into the bulkhead metal at the side of the VIN plate mounting place?

I was keeping this plate for sentimental reasons but I\'m a sucker for worthy causes if you want it.

E mail me your address \'cos you can\'t PM and I\'ll send it to you - if you want a scabby old plate that is.
dgnock at btopenworld.com
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 27, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
What Happened??

PS the number in the bottom right corner is 8455B, presume the part No. of a blank plate.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Archbish on May 27, 2009, 12:59:04 PM
thanks for the offer dude, but I\'ve got a blank one on the way to stamp up.  The VIN number is still on the chassis, and on the V5!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 27, 2009, 01:05:05 PM
Quote from: Archbish;611166
thanks for the offer dude, but I\'ve got a blank one on the way to stamp up.  The VIN number is still on the chassis, and on the V5!!

Good, so if you just stamp exactly as the photo, with your own last 4 digits you\'ll be back to original.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 21, 2009, 03:06:24 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1984-MAZDA-RX7-RED_W0QQitemZ260430057166QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item3ca2d74ece&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 22, 2009, 12:25:13 PM
Thanks Captain. The seller in Halewood got no bids, so they\'ve relisted at £500.

Also there\'s a Spares/Repair Red Series 3 FB on ebay, in Nottingham. Start price £150.
Ref 230350776882
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 22, 2009, 12:31:52 PM
Have you logged the really dear one on there too, £2900 starting bids I think but been bubblewrapped for 10 years.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 22, 2009, 12:49:23 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;618757
Have you logged the really dear one on there too, £2900 starting bids I think but been bubblewrapped for 10 years.

I have now thanks, that car looks really good.
David
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 22, 2009, 03:14:43 PM
£2900 starting price for the opal green rex.
Not really expensive,u get what u pay for usually.
Bodywork looks immaculate,wheels/tyres look brand new.
Low mileage.
If u bought a £500 doer upper,it\'d cost u more to get to that standard.
Ta...:evillaugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 29, 2009, 09:51:11 PM
Quote from: syebba;618831
£2900 starting price for the opal green rex.
Not really expensive,u get what u pay for usually.
Bodywork looks immaculate,wheels/tyres look brand new.
Low mileage.
If u bought a £500 doer upper,it\'d cost u more to get to that standard.
Ta...:evillaugh


Not when your me lol, best £137 I ever spent. Bit of a fluke though admittedly.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 29, 2009, 09:58:23 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320390336129&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:Watchlink:middle:uk

Have you got this one David?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwiracer on June 29, 2009, 11:02:50 PM
saw some at japshow parked up fella,maybe somebody took pics
 
Patrick
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 30, 2009, 12:32:33 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;621228
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320390336129&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:Watchlink:middle:uk

Have you got this one David?

Yes thanks Captain.
Lil \'ol Neville for £137 eh, Well I never.
Watch out for my separate post about an S2 spares car (well S2 parts really) in Peterborough. If Nev has any poorly bits maybe there\'s something there for him.
Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 30, 2009, 12:38:25 PM
Quote from: kiwiracer;621256
saw some at japshow parked up fella,maybe somebody took pics
 
Patrick


Thanks Patrick, I have been looking through the shots. There\'s a nice metallic blue S3 with TWR kit but I think I already know a good bit about that one.... except exactly where it\'s from. It\'s in Yorkshire but that\'s a biggish place...:Thumbs-up
David
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 30, 2009, 10:46:55 PM
Quote from: David Nock;621447
Yes thanks Captain.
Lil \'ol Neville for £137 eh, Well I never.
Watch out for my separate post about an S2 spares car (well S2 parts really) in Peterborough. If Nev has any poorly bits maybe there\'s something there for him.
Dave.


Cool cheers David I\'ll have a look
Title: C828 RCD back on road
Post by: grassbox on July 05, 2009, 08:19:21 PM
Hi

Have just got my red 1st generation series 3 on road having been laid up for a few years.

Wow what fun i have had this week in the sun forgotten how good it is to drive it .:Talking1

Just wondering whether you have got my RX7 on your list of 1st gens on the road.

Best wishes

Darran
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 06, 2009, 03:48:43 PM
No, I hadn\'t .... all entered up now. Thanks for the info. That\'s 6 in Hampshire now out of  126 total Series 3\'s in UK and Eire.

36 Series 2\'s and STILL ONLY 10 Series 1\'s.

Good to drive.....I\'ll say...made for country roads and the sun these cars. Any pics Darran?
Title: 1st gen S3
Post by: grassbox on July 06, 2009, 08:43:46 PM
Will get some pics at weekend and post up for you
 
Darran
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: J_T on July 06, 2009, 08:51:12 PM
Have you got this one David?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=270418584715

Anyone know if the owner is on any forums as they haven\'t responded to my eBay email
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 07, 2009, 12:52:04 PM
Quote from: J_T;623600
Have you got this one David?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=270418584715

Anyone know if the owner is on any forums as they haven\'t responded to my eBay email

Sorry typing in a thunderstorm with BT broadband is fun... forum service comes and goes 10 to the doz.
Yes I have got it thanks, but if I\'m brutally honest I\'ve put it in my scrappers section. Come on someone prove me wrong buy it and restore ....easy to put it back as a runner.
But to answer, it\'s the 1st time I\'d seen the car and I don\'t know the ebay handle, except he must be a painter....:)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 07, 2009, 01:09:34 PM
But then I\'ve looked back on ebay and the cars reached £254 with 17 bids.... so who am I to write it off?
Title: I have
Post by: dave1973 on July 13, 2009, 10:14:45 PM
B167 AKM
Black 1985 series 3 no mods SORN at present
Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 13, 2009, 10:38:07 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/05/!BWUr+cQ!mk~$(KGrHgoOKi4EjlLmZ,1SBKW4b8bQZQ~~_1.JPG)
 
Got this one?:2Confused
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 13, 2009, 10:52:57 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BWNZ(9QBmk~$(KGrHgoH-CsEjlLlzPB1BKW,ziwIfw~~_1.JPG)
 
Can\'t see the reg on this.
Lots of unique body mods to the shell,usefull for squeezing through width restrictors!:WaveBye
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 13, 2009, 11:49:52 PM
(http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=946765850)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 14, 2009, 12:51:21 PM
Quote from: dave1973;625990
B167 AKM
Black 1985 series 3 no mods SORN at present
Dave

Cheers Dave, duly noted and entered. For your interest, there\'s a Red S3 in your town, also SORNed.
Thanks for your post.
David.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 14, 2009, 12:58:13 PM
Hi Stu, good work again. I\'d just picked up the top one of your 3 on ebay, squeezed the Reg of the blue scrapper out of the owner by the promise of a free plug on here (Duly Delivered), but the last one I hadn\'t seen. It\'s a Series 2 I think without it\'s spoiler.

Interestingly a car very close to that last one\'s Reg is a serious rally car - with a proper number on the door kind of serious.
Ta matey.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 18, 2009, 12:03:55 AM
(http://pictures.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=947460300)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 18, 2009, 12:12:28 PM
In Newcastle eh? Cream Leather......Does that Rotary badge on the back signify it\'s not a UK car? I think it might. No matter, goes on the FB Register just the same.
38 Series 2 FB\'s now.

Thanks bud.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on July 18, 2009, 01:13:51 PM
:wave Hi David!
I was also thinking in a USA model, but it\'s THIS (http://search.autotrader.co.uk/es-uk/www/cars/MAZDA+RX7/Ne-2-4-5-6-7-8-27-44-49-53-61-64-67-103-133-146-236,N-240-4294967214-4294967216/advert.action?R=200929337996032&distance=249&postcode=E98+1NW&channel=CARS&make=MAZDA&model=RX7&min_pr=&max_pr=&max_mileage=&vehicleYearOfManufacture=1983&vehicleRegLetter=)... Probably had just bought the badge from USA...  I\'ve see the email, later I will reply, tomorrow I\'ve a marriage (hope it\'s right word) and I must clean my \'7 for it :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 18, 2009, 05:45:52 PM
I\'ve seen a similar badge before somewhere; on a European or Japanese road car I think it was. But maybe as you say, just got a badge from USA.

Tomorrow you\'ve a wedding.......if you\'re going to attend as a guest. On the other hand, if you\'re going to attend as the Bridegroom you\'ve got a marriage tomorrow.
In which case I think you\'d be too busy for chatting to me!

Hope you enjoy the wedding and the run in the \'7.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: james1902 on August 19, 2009, 12:10:02 AM
Hi dave,

it\'s sertainly been a while... unfortunatley i am the bearer of bad news... dont worry it\'s not been crashed. i had to give it back to garry as i got an mk.1 1.8i eunos roadster jap imp as my daily runner and had some work done to it to get it looking nice and to sort the front brakes plus some go faster goodies. i was then made redundant 2 weeks later (again. that\'s twice in 9 months) and as a redundancy pay garry said i could have the work done on the mx5 and the first gen rx untill he saw the bill for the mx5 and asked to keep the rx7.
i was totally bummed but still love my roadster... good cheap fun!
the miss\'s doesn\'t know it yet but when i get a job i\'m gonna buy the rx7 with my dad as a project as he wants to learn something new too!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: carszommzoomzoom on August 19, 2009, 09:46:27 AM
Selling due to lack of use:
http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1200851.htm
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 19, 2009, 11:09:25 AM
Quote from: james1902;635663
Hi dave,

it\'s sertainly been a while... unfortunatley i am the bearer of bad news... dont worry it\'s not been crashed. i had to give it back to garry as i got an mk.1 1.8i eunos roadster jap imp as my daily runner and had some work done to it to get it looking nice and to sort the front brakes plus some go faster goodies. i was then made redundant 2 weeks later (again. that\'s twice in 9 months) and as a redundancy pay garry said i could have the work done on the mx5 and the first gen rx untill he saw the bill for the mx5 and asked to keep the rx7.
i was totally bummed but still love my roadster... good cheap fun!
the miss\'s doesn\'t know it yet but when i get a job i\'m gonna buy the rx7 with my dad as a project as he wants to learn something new too!


Sorry to hear the news James. It was a lot easier in my day....leave school....bang in your application for an apprenticeship or traineeship, whatever took your fancy....get accepted by 3 or 4 companies and then decide which one you wanted to accept! I do not envy your generation.

Thanks for the info that Gary\'s got the RX7 again.... I\'ve transferred it back to him. All the best and stay in touch pal.
David.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 19, 2009, 11:24:22 AM
Quote from: carszommzoomzoom;635695
Selling due to lack of use:
http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1200851.htm


Thanks for the heads up Paul.
David.
Title: Hello from Staffordshire
Post by: Ian65 on August 22, 2009, 11:57:28 AM
Hi,
I\'ve just found this forum whilst surfing the net and it\'s great to find a forum dedicated to 1st gen RX7\'s.
I love these cars, I first saw one, an Elford Turbo whilst on holiday in Bournemouth in 1884 and thought, \'wow, that\'s gorgeous, I\'ll have one of those one day. Quite a bold statement for an 18 years old with a 1.3 Marina!. I didn\'t know what type of car it was, it could have been a Maserati for all I knew, but it was beautiful and I wanted one.
 
My dream was realised when, 4 years later in 1988 I bought a V reg series 1 in black for 2 grand. Man, I loved that car. I was only 22 when most 22 year olds were aspiring to XR3i and XR2\'s, I had the sleek RX7.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/brx2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/brx10.jpg)
 
DVLA records show that this car is no longer on their database.
 
I traded it in against my next RX7 in 1989, a white A reg series 3 which I paid £5300 for from a dealer in Derby.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx3.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx4.jpg)
 
This car was mint and original and low milage but in a crazy moment, I swapped it for a Porsche 924, something I\'ve regretted ever since.
 
I bought another white RX7 in 1996, an A reg series 2 which was a dog then moved onto other cars.
 
In 2002, however, a guy at work have a copy of the autotrader and whilst glancing through, I saw an ad for a red C reg series 3 at a car dealer just down the road. He wanted a grand for it and on the way home I called around to have a look.
It was all polished up in the middle of his showroom and looked the business, surrounded by run of the mill euroboxes.
 
The bad news was that it didn\'t run, or rather, it only ran for about a mile then stopped.
He\'d taken it in PX hoping to burn around in it himself for a while but couldn\'t get it going, neither could the local garage. I offered him £300 and which he flatly refused saying that it owed him more than that.
I left my number with him after depressing him further with exaggerated tales of rotary engine complexity and 2 days later he rang and told me to fetch it for £300!
 
I half towed it and half drove it the 5 miles back home and it took me 3 weeks to suss that the tiny fuel filters within the carb were block with rust from the tank. Cleaned them out and ran this car everyday for the next year and a half.
I finally sold it in 2003 for £900.
By co-incidence, a thread on this forum features a photo of the car which I took in 2003 when I put the car on ebay....
 
http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24407#post24407
 
The car was a reliable solid useable everday driver in 2003 although the paint was a bit faded.
DVLA show no record of it. It would be a pity if it has been scrapped in the 6 years since I sold it, maybe someone has it still.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/redrx12.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/redrx5.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/redrx2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/redrx3.jpg)
 
If anyone does have this car and wants to know some of the history of it, please let me know.
 
I would love another RX7. I don\'t have one at the moment.
I\'ve always wanted a metallic black Series 3 but have never found a really nice one for sale. Most minters seem to be metallic green for some reason!
I was amazed to see how few 1st gens remain on our roads.
 
Buy them up now while you can!
 
Cheers,
Ian
 
Staffs
Title: Another 1 for the database??
Post by: Ian65 on August 22, 2009, 12:07:57 PM
Does this car already exist on Davids excellent database?
I saw this in this weeks autotrader, looks lovely...
 
the ad says...
 
 
A reg, A--WOM, all past Mot\'s, Mazda history, stunning original example, lady owner, loved and garaged, new engine fitted by Mazda done 46,000 miles, recently tuned by an RX-7 specialist who said it was the best hes ever seen. £4,300 ONO.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mediajjjj.jpg)
 
cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 23, 2009, 05:47:58 PM
Wow, Ian, thanks for that great write up.
Of the 3 cars you\'ve put up in pics I had the white one FUT already.
It was advertised for sale in 2001 by a guy in the Birmingham area.
The other 2 of yours I didn\'t have the Reg\'s but I have now.
I don\'t know if FUT\'s still running but I\'ve put the Black S1 and the Red S3 into the scrapped cars section of my register.
The white one WOM I think is for sale at the moment in the Staffs area. I had got it logged, obviously as a runner.
Some questions.....
Is there a website for DVLA enquiries or did you make a special enquiry to ask about the Black and Red ones?
What was the Reg and Colour of the S2 that was a dog, in 1996? Can you remember?
Finally did you enjoy your 1884 holiday in Bournemouth? I hope so!:cool
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 23, 2009, 06:09:54 PM
Elford turbo rx7,s were in bournemouth in 1884 & there\'s me thinking the beetle had the longest production run.:confused:
Was it a steam powered Elford?:2Confused
This is staggering,have you informed mazda that their production dates for rx7\'s need to be corrected?:eek:
Keep us posted,were all ignorant about this period in the rx7\'s history.:god
Ta...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 23, 2009, 06:45:50 PM
fair enough! Got me!
It\'s amazing, no matter how many times you read through a post before you post it, you always end up missing something!
I was actually there a 100 years later than I tried to make out,1984!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 23, 2009, 09:12:57 PM
David,
the DVLA link I use to check current vehicle status is:
 
http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortalApp/
 
Just click on the vehicle enquiry button.
 
It\'s free and interesting to check up on your old cars.
 
 
I wonder if my old RX7, A24FUT still exists, I\'d love to buy that back and restore it.
I\'d also like to buy A84WOM if it\'s still around. That used to belong to a mate of mine, at the same time that I owned A24FUT.
according to DVLA it was still taxed until 2004 so maybe it\'s in a lockup somewhere...?
 
I don\'t think that I have any photos or the reg of the series 2 that I owned in 1996 but I\'ll have a look.
I bought it as a restoration project. It was white with a brown interior and \'A\' reg so was on the crossover between series 2 and series 3.
It had a Hurley recon engine and I put a new rear valance on it and a clutch slave cylinder but it was a tired car and never drove well.
I bought it from Derbyshire for £275 and sold it about 2 months later for around £500.
 
1st gen RX7s are unfortunately at that stage in their lives where it isn\'t economically viable to restore them, especially considering the high cost of spares for them, unless, like the 2 cars above, you have some nostalgic connection with them.
Nice cars are still pretty cheap so sadly, the rough ones with no mot are left to rot.
It\'s left to the few enthusiasts of these cars to preserve the ones that are left.
I have a real passion for them. I have to stop myself buying everyone that I see, no matter what state it\'s in!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 24, 2009, 11:31:52 AM
Got hold of the DVLA idea now Ian. Very many thanks for that. It will help enormously with the identifying of \'dead\'uns\'.
What colour was A84 WOM?
Pay no attention to Syebba, (Stuart), he\'s a good egg, keeps posting finds, but lives somewhere near London!!!
My fault for pointing out that the Queen might have had a 1st Gen....Victoria that is.:King

Anyway, you\'ve passed the 1st test to be a proper 1st gen contributor... you can take a joke... good man.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 24, 2009, 09:17:39 PM
A84WOM was a white series 3 with a burgundy interior. My mate sold it in 1990.
Looked identical to my series 3.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 26, 2009, 09:25:54 PM
B722VKX Blue Series 3 Elford Turbo??
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7ElfordTurbo.jpg)
 
Have you got any record of this car on the list David?
Listed on Ebay, starting price £200, seller in Plymouth states that it\'s been in the garage for 3 years with high emissions.
I haven\'t seen a series 3 Elford before, only series 2\'s
Shame there\'s not more pictures.
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on August 27, 2009, 11:01:22 AM
Very nice this.... 147000miles are not less for a Turbo 12A... A MKIII will be also a very good car for suspensions/brakes... We need more photos! :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 27, 2009, 11:50:40 AM
Hmm....yes not many Series 3 Elfords. Not many across all the series but the S3 Elford\'s seem to be much fewer, car for car.
I had got this one off ebay but initially no pics so I pestered the seller for the Reg!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on August 28, 2009, 11:30:06 AM
Quote
I\'m sorry I dont have any other pictures of the car. The car has not been started for 3 years , the engine burns oil, the rotor tips have worn.
:( rebuild needs. And in Italy it will cost 10times the cost of the car. Damn.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 30, 2009, 10:56:51 PM
1980 series 1 on ebay in Liverpool. Needs love and affection!
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/series1.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 31, 2009, 11:46:27 AM
Quote from: Ian65;638549
1980 series 1 on ebay in Liverpool. Needs love and affection!
 

Thanks Ian, got heads up from your post.
Pretty rare if it\'s S1, that\'ll make 11 only known examples.
My problemo now...squeeze the reg out of the seller.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 31, 2009, 12:11:02 PM
This is a series 1 car, the giveaways being the Baroque depression in the rear slam panel and the thin rubbing strips that run along the sides of the car. These were wider rubber items on series 2 & 3 cars. The rear lights are also series 1 as is the front bumper.
A strange thing about series 1 cars is that quite a few didn\'t have factory fitted sunroofs unlike the series 2 and 3 which I believe, all had the \'targa\' type lift out panel.
My series 1 had a universal fit sunroof and it looks like this one has too.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 31, 2009, 05:40:13 PM
A sorry looking 1985 \'B\' reg series 3 has popped up on Ebay. Located in Birmingham.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/sorrylooking1stgen.jpg)(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/sorry2.jpg)
 
 
 
Seems to be the season when people are giving up on their projects.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 31, 2009, 05:49:10 PM
Yes there\'s a few project cars around at the moment.
Got the S1 Reg OK, it\'s a 1980 \'W\'. just need the Brummie car reg now!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: grinder on August 31, 2009, 06:04:34 PM
so that black one in liverpool is really rare ???

humm only prob 20-25 miles from me aswell ;)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 31, 2009, 06:29:42 PM
Nearer than that I think Stu, It\'s in Widnes.
But yes, only 11 known examples so far. The S1 count is just steady all year at 10 (now 11), whereas the S2 and S3 cars are going up and down as I log \'em down just in time before the the scrappie comes round.
The guy Eric has loads of spares as well including 2 stainless exhausts.
But what a sight....good old Grinder locked in a bidding war as the price goes up and UP!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 31, 2009, 06:40:41 PM
It\'s a sad situation but it isn\'t really economically viable to restore 1st generation RX7\'s.
Although they took America by storm and were / still are very popular in Australia, they were always a niche car in the UK.
 
This has kept prices low and you can get a nice mot\'d useable car for not very much money which makes restoring them not worthwhile.
The main problem with restoring these cars is the high cost of replacement parts. They are either not available or cost the earth in the UK and from the US and OZ where they are to be had, the shipping costs and import duty is prohibitive. (I once imported a power assisted steering box for a 1985 RX7 for the US and the cost was outrageous!)
 
Series 1 cars suffer even worse as the trim parts are like gold dust.
 
I\'d love to buy a 1st gen, strip it, media blast the shell and do a full nut and bolt rebuild but theres not much point really when I can buy a nice condition 2 car for little money.
 
The upshot of this is that abandoned projects tend to be broken for parts and we end up with less and less 1st gens on the roads.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: grinder on August 31, 2009, 07:08:44 PM
humm might just keep an eye on it just incase ;)

always fancied a project car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 01, 2009, 12:50:16 PM
I think the last Series 1 rebuild post on here was Mr Bishi about 3 years ago. He bought one, a \'V\' Reg,  welded in a new floor and all sorts else. Resprayed it White. He was at it for a long time and made a real job of it. Syebba (t\'other Stu) bought it then later it went on to Ireland.
The post should still be in 1st Gen section posts Stu (Grinder) if you\'re interested.

By the way, see you all in a couple of weeks, of on my hols with no wi fi. Damn. But the wife\'s pleased..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 02, 2009, 05:44:43 AM
Very nice 1 owner low milage series 2 on Ebay. Located in London. Seller asking £2000
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU2723.jpg)
 
Not many about like this any more!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on September 02, 2009, 09:16:02 PM
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0332493001245407111.jpg)
 
It\'s safe here at the mo,Daves away with no access to the net!!:evillaugh
On car & classic in Gt Yarmoth,u may have this one.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 03, 2009, 06:24:49 PM
Red series 2 for sale in London, registered 09.09.83, £1295.00
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A111SUC1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A111SUC2.jpg)
 
One for Davids list???
 
Heres the ad.
 
http://www.gumtree.com/london/50/42550650.html
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on September 04, 2009, 10:55:56 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!BZsMihQ!Wk~$(KGrHgoOKkQEjlLmWTSVBKn9piNzTg~~_35.JPG)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on September 04, 2009, 10:57:43 PM
above is in hull,humberside,on fleabay..
ta..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on September 06, 2009, 08:07:54 PM
Currently running C39 FWC s3
 
Gone to Rx7 grave yard:-
 
B779 OPR
A80 RFJ
KDH 585V
 
I also have some pics but cant attach them, think its cos Im a new boy.
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on September 06, 2009, 11:58:12 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!BYd4L5!B2k~$(KGrHgoH-DcEkJw1zHMKBKhvPHrplg~~_35.JPG)
on ebay[aberdeen]
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on September 07, 2009, 12:00:52 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!BZ4Cn5gB2k~$(KGrHgoH-CUEjlLl1UPiBKo5VUPJr!~~_35.JPG)
on ebay[worcestershire]
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 07, 2009, 01:47:49 PM
On ebay in Bromsgrove £900
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C707ULW1.jpg)
Title: 1st Gen rx7
Post by: steve@58freightltd on September 07, 2009, 03:49:56 PM
Quote from: David Nock;572985
The recent revisit of the Poll on "What RX7 have you got" has reminded me that I have been logging 1st Gens in the UK of which I can be fairly sure are runners or \'good on SORN\', not scappers. I have been doing this for a year now and my records run to 68 cars. Allow the odd 8 which may never come off SORN, or which may be duplicates (cos I\'ve tried hard to keep things straight where I know a cars moved between owners but it gets difficult at times). At this point I reckon there\'s about 60 running cars which have been \'in print\' somewhere, either logged on this club, for sale on e bay or on show at Rotorstock/on Calendars.
I\'ve noted a little detail about each car, so if anyone wants to put the Series (1st Gen 1,2 or3), the colour and ideally a partial Reg No. up on here, I\'ll tell you if I\'ve got it logged. It would help to know if any owners are recent purchasers and where the car came from as it may be logged under somewhere else.
Regular contributors to the 1st Gen section - Mark, Shaun, Stuart (Syebba), Daverey, Don P, are all duly logged and noted.
 
All good fun lads, I used to log Rotherham Corporation Bus Reg Nos as a youngster in the 1950\'s. You get old but your brain still works the same!
 
PS, I don\'t mind logging \'whole shell scrappers\' as well if they\'re stil on a Reg No. to ID them.

Is mine the oldest then Reg FMX 600V its a 79 model?Been sat in my garage for years as the family have now outgrown it.It WILL be back on the road next summer,just need to source some parts beforehand....Steve.:burnout
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 07, 2009, 04:03:07 PM
Welcome to the forum Steve.
As FMX 600V was 1st registered in Sept 1979, it stands a good chance of being one of the earliest.
Series 1\'s are very few and far between these days, I haven\'t seen one on the roads in everyday use for years.
Nice cars, I loved mine!!
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: steve@58freightltd on September 07, 2009, 04:10:59 PM
I love mine too thats why I kept her.Shes been with me longer than my first wife ever did.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 07, 2009, 05:19:51 PM
I can identify with that.... my series 1 was 100 times more reliable than my ex dragon!!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 13, 2009, 09:52:58 PM
For spares or repair on Ebay in the Northeast...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C222UAJ.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:37:26 PM
Quote from: Ian65;638963
Very nice 1 owner low milage series 2 on Ebay. Located in London. Seller asking £2000
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU2723.jpg)
 
Not many about like this any more!


It seems to be a corker that car - now in Car and Classic I believe.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:38:33 PM
Quote from: Ian65;638549
1980 series 1 on ebay in Liverpool. Needs love and affection!
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/series1.jpg)

Now in North Wales being broken as we \'speak\'!.:eek
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:43:43 PM
Quote from: syebba;639182
(http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/dbimages/0332493001245407111.jpg)
 
It\'s safe here at the mo,Daves away with no access to the net!!:evillaugh
On car & classic in Gt Yarmoth,u may have this one.
Ta stu..


Nagh, not safe at all.. had this for a month or so....but can\'t find a way to get the Reg.... Blast...It\'ll come on the Radar again.

Very tired guys, long trip back from North Cyprus today, with touchdown in Turkey... Still I\'m back now, aren\'t you all pleased ....Stu say yes?????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:46:32 PM
Quote from: Ian65;639349
Red series 2 for sale in London, registered 09.09.83, £1295.00
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A111SUC1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A111SUC2.jpg)
 
One for Davids list???
 
Heres the ad.
 
http://www.gumtree.com/london/50/42550650.html


Had it before thanks Ian....but please keep \'em coming.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:49:01 PM
Quote from: syebba;639554
(http://i.ebayimg.com/01/!BZsMihQ!Wk~$(KGrHgoOKkQEjlLmWTSVBKn9piNzTg~~_35.JPG)

A new one. You\'re taking advantage of me \'cos I\'ve been away.
Got the Aberdeen one and just seen that Ian\'s bought the Worcester one (Now a Staffs one)..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 06:54:02 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;639815
Currently running C39 FWC s3
 
Gone to Rx7 grave yard:-
 
B779 OPR
A80 RFJ
KDH 585V
 
I also have some pics but cant attach them, think its cos Im a new boy.
Keith...


Many welcomes Keith. It\'s Metallic Blue Yes?
Thanks for the scrapper numbers too.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 07:00:14 PM
Quote from: steve@58freightltd;639942
Is mine the oldest then Reg FMX 600V its a 79 model?Been sat in my garage for years as the family have now outgrown it.It WILL be back on the road next summer,just need to source some parts beforehand....Steve.:burnout

Not quite Steve, A couple of Imports exist that are \'T\' plates and there\'s a slightly earlier \'V\' Reg Aug 1979...before the change to Sept 1st Registration.
Only 11 S1\'s though now the black one in Widnes/ North Wales is being broken.
What colour is yours please?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 16, 2009, 07:03:49 PM
Quote from: Ian65;641206
For spares or repair on Ebay in the Northeast...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C222UAJ.jpg)


Thank You Ian Good Stuff.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 16, 2009, 08:14:30 PM
Welcome back Dave!
Was the red car I\'ve just bought , C707 ULW, already on your list or is it a new addition?
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on September 16, 2009, 08:57:04 PM
Quote from: David Nock;641956
Many welcomes Keith. It\'s Metallic Blue Yes?
Thanks for the scrapper numbers too.

It certainly is metallic blue with TWR front bumper and rear spoiler.
Will post some pics as soon as I can,
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 16, 2009, 09:14:30 PM
Hi Keith,
I upload my pics to photobucket then just copy and paste the image code into my post... it\'s a doddle!!
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 16, 2009, 09:54:44 PM
On Ebay for spares or repair, £200 ono Camberley, Surrey
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP.jpg)
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 17, 2009, 07:23:44 AM
Quote from: Ian65;642010
On Ebay for spares or repair, £200 ono Camberley, Surrey
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP.jpg)
 
Cheers,
Ian

I think it\'s posted by Cal on here too? Interestingly the next Reg to this one is also a Met Blue S3, registered same day. Might have been a company deal? Who knows. The other one\'s on SORN in Norfolk now.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 17, 2009, 07:35:48 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;641985
It certainly is metallic blue with TWR front bumper and rear spoiler.
Will post some pics as soon as I can,
Keith...
Voila... le car in question (I hope).

http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=29897

If you can access the member list and find dominics posts its in there.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 17, 2009, 06:16:15 PM
Just appeared on Ebay...North Lanarkshire
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A859XGG.jpg)
 
on the list??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on September 17, 2009, 08:22:54 PM
Quote from: Ian65;641992
Hi Keith,
I upload my pics to photobucket then just copy and paste the image code into my post... it\'s a doddle!!
 
Cheers,
Ian

Thanks Ian, I will give that a go when Im home (currently in the lakes, so dial-up speed only)
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 18, 2009, 01:48:06 PM
Quote from: Ian65;642271
Just appeared on Ebay...North Lanarkshire
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A859XGG.jpg)
 
on the list??

Yep....thanks. It was for sale on ebay in Bathgate, West Lothian a month or two back...same seller at a guess.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: steve@58freightltd on September 18, 2009, 09:07:59 PM
Quote from: David Nock;641957
Not quite Steve, A couple of Imports exist that are \'T\' plates and there\'s a slightly earlier \'V\' Reg Aug 1979...before the change to Sept 1st Registration.
Only 11 S1\'s though now the black one in Widnes/ North Wales is being broken.
What colour is yours please?
Dave  Mine was Green when it left palmers garage in Sidcup back in 79.Now its white but going back to Green later unless the wife gets her way then it\'ll purple..........:spank
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 19, 2009, 11:20:28 AM
Quote from: steve@58freightltd;642558
Dave  Mine was Green when it left palmers garage in Sidcup back in 79.Now its white but going back to Green later unless the wife gets her way then it\'ll purple..........:spank


Thanks Steve, duly noted...We\'ll watch out for another purple peril then. (there\'s Tim White\'s Purple machine to do some style copies from!!)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 20, 2009, 08:02:08 AM
Early series 2 project on Ebay, KYO 531X, in Cornwall.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B0K5iB2kKGrHgoOKkIEjlLmVUyCBKtM8fwi.jpg)
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 20, 2009, 06:18:12 PM
Thank you, duly noted. Looks like they\'ve found the rear wheel arch trouble spot. I wondered why it had got a strong bid on it then saw it\'s trimmed in black leather and its got a dinky little carb (Webber?) and spares with it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Rotaryguru on September 22, 2009, 12:39:09 PM
Hi David, I saw a mint S3 yesterday, Cream coloured, with a great pulse. AVG 618W. Is it on your list? :driving
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 22, 2009, 05:06:12 PM
No it isn\'t, but is it a Series 3 1st gen or a Series 1? The Reg and the colour suggests S1 but of course you can make a car look older with a transferred plate.
Where was it roughly?
Thanks very much.
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Post by: Ian65 on September 22, 2009, 08:23:58 PM
DVLA records show that this car was manufactured in 1981 but 1st registered in the UK on 26.04.1999. An import perhaps? or error in DVLA\'s records!
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Post by: Rotaryguru on September 23, 2009, 07:15:45 AM
Quote from: David Nock;643326
No it isn\'t, but is it a Series 3 1st gen or a Series 1? The Reg and the colour suggests S1 but of course you can make a car look older with a transferred plate.
Where was it roughly?
Thanks very much.

It was a pearl white kind of colour. Driven by an older lady. It was obviously garaged, and may have been street ported by the sound of it. Definately a Series 2/3.
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Post by: Rotaryguru on September 23, 2009, 12:20:29 PM
Quote from: Rotaryguru;643430
It was a pearl white kind of colour. Driven by an older lady. It was obviously garaged, and may have been street ported by the sound of it. Definately a Series 2/3.

And I\'ve seen it twice, both times in Kingston (SW London).
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 23, 2009, 02:40:24 PM
Thanks again for that. Maybe an S2 import then if it\'s a 1981 on DVLA.

What about the older lady? Was she tidy? A fit old bird perhaps? Leerish grin.:D
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Post by: syebba on September 27, 2009, 08:07:51 PM
Can\'t get piccy up.
On classiccars.co.uk  series 3 widebody,reg B47YSU up 4 sale @ £12995......
Ta...
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Post by: myatt1972 on September 27, 2009, 08:25:02 PM
I wonder whats going on under the bonnet ?
Keith..
 
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/b47ysu.jpg?t=1254079404)
 
Does look very tidy.
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Post by: syebba on September 27, 2009, 08:27:24 PM
(http://www.justrx7cars.com/images/thepics/1002090950391435.jpg) (http://www.justrx7cars.com/search_results_large.php?alldetails=467529973#)
 
YIJ366 ,1980 @ £350 in Sunderland on justgoodcars.com
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Post by: daverey on September 27, 2009, 11:18:40 PM
Quote from: syebba;644384
Can\'t get piccy up.
On classiccars.co.uk  series 3 widebody,reg B47YSU up 4 sale @ £12995......
Ta...


It used to belong to a guy named Paul, had the user name riber3. If I recall he had a 3 litre Vauxhall Omega engine under the bonnet.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 28, 2009, 05:55:56 PM
Quote from: daverey;644416
It used to belong to a guy named Paul, had the user name riber3. If I recall he had a 3 litre Vauxhall Omega engine under the bonnet.

Yep, that\'s what I had down for it. Presume it\'s Paul that\'s selling. He wanted a swop for something suitable a few months ago.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 28, 2009, 06:00:54 PM
Quote from: syebba;644390
(http://www.justrx7cars.com/images/thepics/1002090950391435.jpg) (http://www.justrx7cars.com/search_results_large.php?alldetails=467529973#)
 
YIJ366 ,1980 @ £350 in Sunderland on justgoodcars.com


Ah now, The Resurrection Shuffle begins.
This car was going to be broken for parts in Newcastle in March. An occasion for a car on the scrapper list to rejoin the list of the living.
Well spotted Stu.
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Post by: syebba on September 30, 2009, 07:09:33 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!BbnzTDgBmk~$(KGrHqMOKjkEq48!frNCBKw4V3diRQ~~_35.JPG)
 
on fleabay in lincoln,
Ta...
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 01, 2009, 07:51:06 AM
Hi David, have you got the details of the C plater that Donavon is breaking at the mo on another thread too?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 01, 2009, 06:33:26 PM
Thanks guys, the fleabay one looks quite reasonable for what seems to be a car last run 15 years ago.
And the C plate being broken, I\'m on to it Capt. He might have 2 cars scrapping.....lucky day if I can extract the magic numbers!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 01, 2009, 09:02:20 PM
Quote from: David Nock;645372
And the C plate being broken, I\'m on to it Capt. He might have 2 cars scrapping.....lucky day if I can extract the magic numbers!

Better than that - 1 scrapping, 1 runner ongoing. Had the first (C plater) but not the second car - a Series 2.:Snoring Cum\'on guys, wake up, this is interesting!
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Post by: syebba on October 01, 2009, 09:43:58 PM
Hah,
I knew from don he was keeping the series 2,beat ya!!
But u were the first to post.
No more holidays for u dave this is a full time job 4 life!!
Ta Stu..
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 01, 2009, 11:47:56 PM
^^^^^^hahahahahahaha^^^^^^^^ your dooooooomed
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Post by: syebba on October 03, 2009, 07:37:12 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/13/!Bb1W-!QBGk~$(KGrHqUH-EEEqvCFsKm6BK)4d3cgpg~~_3.JPG)
 
on ebay,silver,in north lanarkshire.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2009, 07:44:37 PM
It was up on ebay a month back, wonder if it\'s the same seller, he\'s also flogging A859 XGG, the white series 3.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2009, 08:02:17 PM
No, different seller. At least diff location. The Silver car was up in Aberdeen and has joined the white car very recently. They\'re both for sale in Shotts now. Interesting.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2009, 08:17:51 PM
Quote from: Ian65;641206
For spares or repair on Ebay in the Northeast...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C222UAJ.jpg)

Now being broken for spares by Donavan I believe
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2009, 09:31:29 PM
Cals old car, now back on ebay, this time in Blackburn
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP-1.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 04, 2009, 10:55:07 AM
Quote from: Ian65;645729
Cals old car, now back on ebay, this time in Blackburn
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP-1.jpg)


Blimey, quick MOT and resale or what?
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Post by: Ian65 on October 04, 2009, 11:54:51 AM
yeah, could be a cheap rolling resto for someone if it\'s now got 12 months ticket.
I actually thought about buying this for parts when I first saw it for sale when Cal was selling it, I\'m glad I didn\'t now seeing as it\'s back on the road.
Some cars are obviously past restoring but it\'s a real shame to break these cars if there\'s any chance of them going back on the road.
Hope someone buys it and gives it some tlc.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 05, 2009, 06:01:00 PM
This red 1983 series 2, DYY 66Y,  is up for auction at Anglia Car auctions on 17.10.09.
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/DYY66Y.jpg)
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 05, 2009, 06:29:41 PM
Another new one. Well spotted Ian.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 05, 2009, 06:56:32 PM
Dave,
what are the latest totals for the 1st gens, runners and sorned?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 05, 2009, 07:57:36 PM
How on earth did you find that one!!:2Rolleyes
Apparently there\'s 100\'s of 1st gen rx7,s forming a new G8 barrier reef off the south coast,can you track these down Ian?:Typing
Ta Stu:rolleyes:
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Post by: Ian65 on October 05, 2009, 08:20:04 PM
I can\'t believe I found it myself!
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Post by: ronaldlo on October 05, 2009, 11:00:38 PM
my series1 1979 here but need some work on it,,(http://i38.tinypic.com/1jt7v8.jpg)
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Post by: mooragerx7 on October 06, 2009, 05:53:42 AM
not sure if you have mine A89VUW gen 1 series 3 in silver
also had a c reg one also in silver (will find out the reg later in the week  but i beleave its no longer)
and stripped C580EHU ( lhd with kuwi body kit, brown leather interia and a stright dash
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 04:29:13 PM
Quote from: ronaldlo;646137
my series1 1979 here but need some work on it,,(http://i38.tinypic.com/1jt7v8.jpg)

Hello Ronald, Welcome mate. Your Series 1 car has been near the top of my register of S1\'s for quite a while. It was in Oxfordshire? And I knew you had it over in Ireland.
It\'s one of only 2 \'T\' Registered cars on my list that are runners or SORN.
Dave.
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Post by: ronaldlo on October 06, 2009, 04:43:27 PM
hi Dave my S1\' Registered HLF172T(http://i34.tinypic.com/qnwpj9.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 04:54:28 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;646173
not sure if you have mine A89VUW gen 1 series 3 in silver
also had a c reg one also in silver (will find out the reg later in the week  but i beleave its no longer)
and stripped C580EHU ( lhd with kuwi body kit, brown leather interia and a stright dash

Believe it or not but your Reg has driven me crazy. Your Silver car has been on my list for yonks but no Reg No. to link to it - so thanks very much indeed.
And C580 EHU has been on my register with it\'s number, but as a runner, location not known. Moved it now to the list of known scrappers. So 2 birds together, Thanks mate.
PS - You might have the only 1st Gen left in Cambs if my collecting is anything to go by! Please let me have that 3rd car Reg...
Hope to see more of you and Ron (Ireland) on the 1st Gen Forum.
Dave.:driving
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 05:16:07 PM
Quote from: Ian65;646039
Dave,
what are the latest totals for the 1st gens, runners and sorned?


For Series 1: Total 11

For Series 2: Total 41

For Series 3: Total 125

If you think there\'s not been an increase in the S2\'s and S3\'s, in spite of all your great spotting (everyone....many thanks for your interest), then that\'s because I\'ve been decreasing them in line with that DVLA search you told me about Ian. If a car\'s gone from the DVLA database I\'ve been moving it to the Scrappers pile. I think that\'s about right.
As you know I can\'t get Excel spreadsheets to upload to the forum, so I\'ve uploaded in Word in the past, which isn\'t quite so good. If anyone wants the Excel sheet however, showing rough locations of cars please let me have an email address. As before though NO registrations and NO exact locations will be revealed. dgnock at btopenworld dot com
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Post by: Ian65 on October 06, 2009, 05:40:11 PM
Quote from: David Nock;646269
For Series 1: Total 11
 
For Series 2: Total 41
 
For Series 3: Total 125

Thanks for that David, that\'s really suprised me. I would have thought that there would have been more cars than that.
Are these numbers just licensed cars or licensed and sorned, or even licensed, sorned and unlicensed?
 
If you please email me the excel doc, I\'d be fascinated to read it.
 
My email is ian08 at sky dot com
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 05:45:41 PM
Just gonna do it but the wife\'s shouting about helping with the wallpapering. Got to go.... will send tomorrow matey.
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Post by: A7RXY on October 06, 2009, 06:19:29 PM
David, could you also send me a copy, you have my email.

   Cheers  Dibs
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Post by: mooragerx7 on October 06, 2009, 06:32:48 PM
Quote from: David Nock;646265
Believe it or not but your Reg has driven me crazy. Your Silver car has been on my list for yonks but no Reg No. to link to it - so thanks very much indeed.
And C580 EHU has been on my register with it\'s number, but as a runner, location not known. Moved it now to the list of known scrappers. So 2 birds together, Thanks mate.
PS - You might have the only 1st Gen left in Cambs if my collecting is anything to go by! Please let me have that 3rd car Reg...
Hope to see more of you and Ron (Ireland) on the 1st Gen Forum.
Dave.:driving
one would assume this but the is a b reg one in the next village over from me its white with red inserts in the alloys owned by a old guy in his 80\'s i beleave hes owned it from new
will find out the reg of that one as well as my old one
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Post by: myatt1972 on October 06, 2009, 08:44:53 PM
Another e-bay special,
Keith.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/usg698y.jpg?t=1254858169)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 10:29:32 PM
Quote from: David Nock;646279
Just gonna do it but the wife\'s shouting about helping with the wallpapering. Got to go.... will send tomorrow matey.


Later on....Goodoh... CSI\'s come on the telly so the wife\'s off catching homicidal maniacs in the States. Something much more interesting for me.
Ian and Dibs I\'ve sent the Excel sheet.... Dibs I realised your car colour was not picked up... corrected now.
Dave.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 10:31:32 PM
Quote from: Ian65;646277
Thanks for that David, that\'s really suprised me. I would have thought that there would have been more cars than that.
Are these numbers just licensed cars or licensed and sorned, or even licensed, sorned and unlicensed?
 
If you please email me the excel doc, I\'d be fascinated to read it.
 
 
Cheers,
Ian

About 40% to 50% of those numbers are SORNED or unlicenced at DVLA, therefore only about half are running on the roads/on track at the present time.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 10:32:37 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;646288
one would assume this but the is a b reg one in the next village over from me its white with red inserts in the alloys owned by a old guy in his 80\'s i beleave hes owned it from new
will find out the reg of that one as well as my old one

Yes please, very much appreciated and thanks again.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 06, 2009, 10:50:23 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;646310
Another e-bay special,
Keith.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/usg698y.jpg?t=1254858169)

I know this car, it\'s the only UK 1st Gen convertible I\'ve ever come across.
Possibly an after market body job?
It was on ebay earlier this year and located quite near to me in Yorkshire. However I can\'t find it on ebay now. What did you search under Keith?
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Post by: myatt1972 on October 07, 2009, 12:13:47 AM
It was under parts.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270465848485&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
 
Keith.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 07, 2009, 12:01:48 PM
Thanks Keith. As said the wheels and exhaust are probably worth it to any Series 2 owner. Plus there\'s the Clarion CD and Weber Carb.
Thanks again Dave
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Post by: Ian65 on October 07, 2009, 04:19:06 PM
I often thought that the 1st gen would look good as a convertible...
 
Seems I was wrong.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 07, 2009, 04:34:51 PM
Quote from: David Nock;646340
About 40% to 50% of those numbers are SORNED or unlicenced at DVLA, therefore only about half are running on the roads/on track at the present time.

That\'s surprised me.
Even if you allow for the cars that are owned but not on the list, the numbers are very low.
 
Shouldn\'t we be seeing a corresponding rise in values in view of their scarcity?
 
No wonder you never see any on the roads anymore.
 
Thanks for the excel file by the way David!
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Post by: Rotaryguru on October 07, 2009, 04:37:04 PM
Theres heaps of those in Australia. They were made by a company that imported them, and then cut the tops off. Some look good.
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Post by: A7RXY on October 07, 2009, 04:46:45 PM
Back in 81/82 a company in the California converted the ser 2 gen 1 they were called Pacific Avatar and the car Avatar 82 it had a 13B in it and a top speed of 167mph, cost $45000, a freind working in the states at the time sent me details of it, which I still have, and this was a very good looking car. I dont have a scanner so I can not post them on here.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 07, 2009, 06:28:19 PM
Quote from: Ian65;646497
I often thought that the 1st gen would look good as a convertible...
 
Seems I was wrong.

You may think that.....I couldn\'t possibly comment.:rolleyes:

Anyway, I\'ve moved it to the pile of potential spares cars, I think the individual parts are now more valuable and I doubt it will be roadgoing again. Com\'on someone, I\'m dying to be proved wrong.
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Post by: mooragerx7 on October 07, 2009, 06:55:46 PM
can i have a copy of the list please
chubb_meatball@hotmail.com
cheers
when you say my reg has driven you crazy how long have you had it with out a reg?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 08, 2009, 04:18:19 PM
List Sent. Hope it\'s of interest.
Your car has been about half way down on my list (of Registered Numbers not of locations) for quite a long time..don\'t really know how long, probably since I first saw your resto post. (Did you start that in 2008)?
Anyway, as I skimmed down the list there was always a gap in the Series 3 Registrations where yours would have gone. I like to have things complete so I kept staring at this gap wondering \'How to complete this line\'. Then you posted on MRC out of the blue to tell me.
So thanks again.
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Post by: mooragerx7 on October 08, 2009, 08:31:48 PM
yeah I did start in 2008 although it is now going to be tornado silver not mica blue with the body kit off c580ehu :D

the reg off my other rx7 was c922ekl it was also sunbeam silver, i sold that in 2007? i think on ebay then it was on there again 2 or 3 weeks later not sure what happend to it after that

both of my cars came from exeter devon

the other one in camberigershire is a340uav its white not a b reg as i thought it was :3Confused he has also broken 2 or 3 as well

hope this helps you out a bit
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Post by: mooragerx7 on October 08, 2009, 08:32:42 PM
cheers for the list its quite interesting cheers
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 09, 2009, 03:50:41 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;646755
yeah I did start in 2008 although it is now going to be tornado silver not mica blue with the body kit off c580ehu :D

the reg off my other rx7 was c922ekl it was also sunbeam silver, i sold that in 2007? i think on ebay then it was on there again 2 or 3 weeks later not sure what happend to it after that

both of my cars came from exeter devon

the other one in camberigershire is a340uav its white not a b reg as i thought it was :3Confused he has also broken 2 or 3 as well

hope this helps you out a bit

Yes, thanks, all entered up now.
To me the KL suffix on EKL is interesting.. there\'s a whole cluster of Series 3 1st Gens that use that suffix, as in BKL, CKL, EKL. Thats saying that all these cars probably came out of the same dealers in the Maidstone area around the autumn of 1985. (There\'s also some UKL Series 2\'s from a few years before).
Another cluster comes from the KP suffix, where 5 No. \'DKP\' Series 3 1st Gens were registered on the same day in November 1985, also in the Maidstone area, probably the same dealer as the KL\'s. Any body know who?
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Post by: A7RXY on October 09, 2009, 04:29:40 PM
David, Mazda UK used to be in Tunbridge Wells, and that comes under the Maidstone reg area, also at that time not all dealers were rotary dealers.

   Dibs
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 09, 2009, 04:52:45 PM
Ah, that\'s very likely then. I was going to say that some dealer must have had quite good bonuses in 1985!
Maybe the 5 DKP\'s were company cars!
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Post by: A7RXY on October 09, 2009, 05:40:16 PM
They could have also been the final batch of gen 1\'s from Japan, as about that time they started to build the gen 2. I know some were reg\'d in 86 but I think these had been standing around for a while.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 09, 2009, 06:01:22 PM
The early press cars, FKN 310V, FKJ 414V, FKJ 417V, FKJ 418V also had Kent number codes I believe, seemingly having been registered by Mazda UK when they arrived in the UK.
 
I wonder if any of them survive?
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Post by: A7RXY on October 09, 2009, 06:14:16 PM
I remember one of them being green, I think it was FKN.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 09, 2009, 06:57:39 PM
417V was red, and I think that FKN 310V was silver.
FKN was the original demonstrator when the RX7 went on sale in the UK on 1st September 1979.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 09, 2009, 07:58:24 PM
Quote from: Ian65;646938
The early press cars, FKN 310V, FKJ 414V, FKJ 417V, FKJ 418V also had Kent number codes I believe, seemingly having been registered by Mazda UK when they arrived in the UK.
 
I wonder if any of them survive?

There was another which was being rallied as recently as 2007. FKJ 419V. It\'s in my Register of live cars. I\'m led to believe that it was also one of the first batch with FKJ 420V (below).

FKJ 407V (Silver Grey) and FKJ 420V (White) have also been reported on over the years but I think they\'ll be dead now.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 12:05:12 AM
David,
do you have these on your list?
 
B355 KPB Green 1st reg: 01.09.1984
Vin: JMZFB1312007105109 Engine: 12A2365021  ( maybe incorrect vin)currently licenced
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B668 TKR Green 1st reg: 28.01.1985

last licence expired 26.03.2009
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B668TKR.jpg)
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LTP 197Y White 1st reg: 14.01.1983
Vin: JMZFB131200663437 Engine: 12A2276797Elford Turbo
last licence expired 01.03.2007
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 12:21:03 AM
B355 KPB correct vin: JMZFB131200710719
Cheers, Ian
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 11, 2009, 04:06:01 PM
Yes thanks Ian, Got all 3:-
B355 I\'ve got noted as a smart looking car, low miles.(56,000 ish). Got an Export Marker against it. The VIN is indeed odd, 701719 I\'ve got at the end, seems a lower number than you would expect from an \'84 car. Maybe not UK originally or it\'s still wrong.
B668 was up for sale this spring,
197Y I\'d moved into my broken up pile as it wasn\'t sold in an auction in 2006 and has been unlicenced since \'07.

Got all these 3 but KEEP \'EM COMING. I\'ve no engine numbers at all as yet....too much info to record I thought and really the shell is the thing. Any thoughts on that?
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 11, 2009, 07:29:09 PM
Hi David, as you\'re list is getting rather detailed I\'ll PM you Nevilles VIN if you like...no point doing engine number though as not original.

Tim
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Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 07:42:32 PM
Quote from: David Nock;647185
Got all these 3 but KEEP \'EM COMING. I\'ve no engine numbers at all as yet....too much info to record I thought and really the shell is the thing. Any thoughts on that?

I agree, engines change and would be difficult to track.
I reckon you\'ve got enough to do trying to keep track of the shells, especially when they keep moving around via Ebay, going on and off sorn etc.
Vins are good though to help determine build dates etc.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 11, 2009, 07:51:50 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;647227
Hi David, as you\'re list is getting rather detailed I\'ll PM you Nevilles VIN if you like...no point doing engine number though as not original.

Tim

Yes Please Capt. It will be interesting because I\'ve got a good few S3 VINS but not many S2\'s and I\'m seeking to prove that the S2\'s had a slightly different ending to the VIN before the individual car No. occurred.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 08:17:15 PM
David,
have you got this one as well?
 
C967 BKR Black Elford Turbo
1st reg: 10.09.1985
Currently licensed
Vin: JMZFB131200704177
Engine: 12A126020
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 08:26:56 PM
or this one....
 
B644 GAM   red  series 3   1st reg: 03.05.1985
Currently licensed
vin:  00702798
engine:  385843
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 08:30:49 PM
or this...
 
B560 XHW  red  series 3  1st reg:  25.03.1985
currently on sorn until 01.08.2010
 
Vin:  JMZFB1312007
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 11, 2009, 08:32:18 PM
is there any way to find out a engine number from a reg no.?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 08:35:07 PM
or this...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C311TPD.jpg)
 
C311TPD silver series 3 1st reg: 01.03.1986
Currently unlicensed
 
vin: JMZFB131200703779
engine: 12A2408342
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 08:50:55 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647264
or this...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C311TPD.jpg)
 
C311TPD silver series 3 1st reg: 01.03.1986
Currently unlicensed
 
vin: JMZFB131200703779
engine: 12A2408342

This car is up for auction by Barons on 26th / 27th Oct 2009
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 11, 2009, 09:11:29 PM
found another...
 
C177BKL    blue  series 3   1st reg:  01.08.1985
 
Currently licensed.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 12, 2009, 07:42:17 AM
forgot to add my car (A89VUW) is a import not sure from where was first regested in 1988 (first regested in and lived in swansea lived in somerset the yeovil) in my history there is a piece of paper saying that it was ownd by the wife of an ambassador of some foreign country if anyone knows a bit more about the car i would be interested to know cheers michael:cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 03:51:23 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647251
David,
have you got this one as well?
 
C967 BKR Black Elford Turbo
1st reg: 10.09.1985
Currently licensed
Vin: JMZFB131200704177
Engine: 12A126020
 
Cheers,
Ian


Yes, photo\'d at Santa Pod 2003 by MRC. Thanks for the VIN.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 03:52:42 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647256
or this one....
 
B644 GAM   red  series 3   1st reg: 03.05.1985
Currently licensed
vin:  00702798
engine:  385843

Yes from Bridgewater Auctions 2004.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 03:53:49 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647260
or this...
 
B560 XHW  red  series 3  1st reg:  25.03.1985
currently on sorn until 01.08.2010
 
Vin:  JMZFB1312007


Bridgewater Auctions again 2004, but also on ebay 2008.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 03:57:16 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647266
This car is up for auction by Barons on 26th / 27th Oct 2009
C311 Previously Barons Auctions 2008 and Amberley Autojumble 2007. Has an Export Flag against it on DVLA so interesting that it\'s not gone anywhere as yet. Will watch out for it as it goes back to Auction.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 03:59:35 PM
Quote from: Ian65;647275
found another...
 
C177  blue  series 3   1st reg:  01.08.1985
 
Currently licensed.


Long Term member on here. Had a lot of work done to the car to make it as new.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 04:01:08 PM
Phew Ian, head spinning here to keep pace. You\'re finding in days what took me months.
Never mind, keep going mate.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 04:04:09 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;647262
is there any way to find out a engine number from a reg no.?

No way that I know of; it\'s not picked up in the VIN either. The original V5 for the car will give the engine number as fitted when it left the factory but so many exchanges take place in these older cars that I have ignored any engine number information so far.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 12, 2009, 04:11:27 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;647330
forgot to add my car (A89VUW) is a import not sure from where was first regested in 1988 (first regested in and lived in swansea lived in somerset the yeovil) in my history there is a piece of paper saying that it was ownd by the wife of an ambassador of some foreign country if anyone knows a bit more about the car i would be interested to know cheers michael:cheers
It first came to my notice from your blog. I will note to keep an eye on the reg now to see if anyone else comments on the Diplomatic connection. (By the way ratbag Diplomats didn\'t usually have to pay parking fines so any old tickets under the seats you can throw away:Thumbs-up).
UW was issued as a London plate when registered in 1988 so that fits, the car itself seems to have been built in 1984.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 12, 2009, 07:20:09 PM
Quote from: David Nock;647439
No way that I know of; it\'s not picked up in the VIN either. The original V5 for the car will give the engine number as fitted when it left the factory but so many exchanges take place in these older cars that I have ignored any engine number information so far.

ok the only reasion i aks is that i im going to put the engine from c580ehu  in to a89vum but the engine number is not readable and i dont have the paper work for the car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Donavan on October 12, 2009, 07:56:58 PM
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu239/Chrisy1_2009/Red008.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 13, 2009, 12:54:47 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;647469
ok the only reasion i aks is that i im going to put the engine from c580ehu  in to a89vum but the engine number is not readable and i dont have the paper work for the car
Ah is that engine a 12A or a 13B? In the latter case you really should tell DVLA and your insurance company to make sure you\'re properly covered. No engine number might be a problem. I\'m sure someone must have a way forward? Like a clever way of reading the number?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 14, 2009, 08:53:35 AM
its just another little 12a i can read the frist 2  or 3 numbers but not the rest
(http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p346/mooragerx7/DSCF3617.jpg) (http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p346/mooragerx7/DSCF3620.jpg)
any one help??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 14, 2009, 05:34:04 PM
Make your best attempt to read the numbers and just have a stab at what the numbers look like. For a straight 12A to 12A swop I doubt anyone at DVLA or Insurance Company will be bothered provided you try your best at reading them.
2003983 it looks like to me.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 14, 2009, 06:01:38 PM
The 1st four nos look like 2003,last nos looks like 3 as well.
Try cleaning it up a bit more with a wire brush,then give the area a quick spray with red paint,then lightly rub off to reveal the numbers,the paint should sit in the numbers.
Ta ..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 14, 2009, 06:49:50 PM
will what im going for is the swop and the change the size to 1200 like it should be as being from new zealand they were all 1200\'s for the 12a and 1300 for the 13b so was gonna try my luck :evillaugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 14, 2009, 07:38:21 PM
Ur not the guy doing the major resto on the silver rex on another forum are you?
Ta Stu..:Typing
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 14, 2009, 07:40:53 PM
I think it is... big resto project by the look of it.
Respect!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 14, 2009, 07:52:10 PM
Haha,if it is him,who am i to tell him to spray the engine numbers!:spank
Ta Stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 14, 2009, 09:00:38 PM
yeah that would be me the car looked fairly clean when i bought her :flamed but paint and bog hides a lot :eek:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 14, 2009, 09:10:51 PM
fair play to you for sticking with it , that roof repair looked a mare to carry out!
Looking forward to seeing the end result!
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 14, 2009, 09:18:04 PM
cheers i think that if i had known i wouldent have bothered to be honest :eek
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 14, 2009, 09:36:00 PM
hi Guys has any one got a link to the forum showing the resto...........

  Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 14, 2009, 10:26:08 PM
Google his name & u should find it.
Ta.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 15, 2009, 08:52:06 AM
http://www.exile-rotorsport.com/viewtopic.php?t=1589  (http://www.exile-rotorsport.com/viewtopic.php?t=1589)

there ya go mate:Santa
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 15, 2009, 10:03:49 AM
Cheers for that, some real work done on that, so glad I had waxoyled when I brought it in 89, just wish I could get it running ok after standing for 11 years.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on October 15, 2009, 03:50:10 PM
if it makes you feel better mines not running any more so ill pull the engine out once iv moved and find out why
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 15, 2009, 03:59:13 PM
Sorry to hear that, mine ran great when it was put away, have now had the carb rebuilt, new petrol filter, new leads, rotor arm and cap now waiting for new petrol pump to come, and we have tested the comp and thats ok.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 16, 2009, 08:21:48 PM
White late series 2 on ebay in Cheshire
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A949RMA.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 16, 2009, 09:19:02 PM
That looks like a scrapper to me,lots of rust spots,on inner wings as well,brakes not working,dents.
May it rust in peace!
Ta Stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 16, 2009, 10:22:44 PM
you\'re right there, it\'ll take plenty of enthusiasm and money to get that sorted.
Looks like a parts car to me too, sadly...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 17, 2009, 11:20:14 AM
Oh dear, completely missed it by not working at my Register \'till midnight. Went to t\'club and had a few beers instead.:guinness How can I make up for this? (Need a self - flagellation emoticon here guys).

I\'m sure you\'re right fellow car twitchers; registration straight onto the scrappers list for this poor motor. In there I\'ve found it\'s brother, 10 numbers up, also a White S2, last seen at Brooklands meet, 2003. This other car distinguished by a black coach line on the wing top edge and consigned to the scrap pile merely by my thoughts..(advancing years)....must DVLA A959 to check it out.

TA FOLKS.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 17, 2009, 11:58:52 AM
Wooh... A959 lives; on SORN somewhere.  So it\'s an ill wind - - A949 takes its brother\'s place in the scrap pile and 959 leaps off the scrappers page back into the land of the living.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 17, 2009, 12:33:17 PM
Oh David the ups and downs of a live register.................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 17, 2009, 02:04:52 PM
It goes to show how something that you\'d think to be a relatively simple task, keeping a register of known cars, is actually a difficult thing to keep on top of, with the status of live cars, sorns and scrap cars constantly changing.
Fair play to you David for sticking with it and keeping it as current as poss.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 17, 2009, 04:00:45 PM
Thank you friends, but it\'s no effort if it\'s something you find interesting (which I do).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 17, 2009, 04:54:46 PM
Very late series 3 project car on Ebay in Torbay
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C571LTA.jpg)
 
Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 17, 2009, 05:18:28 PM
Since keeping a lookout for cars for this list, it\'s made me realise that the majority of 1st gen cars offered for sale are \'project cars\' requiring various degrees of restoration either to mot them or to get them into condition 1.
It\'s surprising really, given that these were quite a sought after car back in the day, that many of them seem to have ended up with unsympathetic owners which has led to their demise.
Even the car which I have just bought with 12mts mot is best described as a good condition 2 car and needs work to bring it back up to condition 1.
It also seems to show that the enthusiasts owning the very good 1st gens aren\'t moving them on very often.
Prices for the less than perfect cars have never been lower.
Surely these 1st gens must be one of the true bargains of the classic car world at the moment.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 17, 2009, 08:30:18 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!BbnzTDgBmk~$(KGrHqMOKjkEq48!frNCBKw4V3diRQ~~_35.JPG)
 
Back on ebay again,buyer pulled out.
Ta Stu..:Typing
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 18, 2009, 11:38:28 AM
Quote from: Ian65;648497

It also seems to show that the enthusiasts owning the very good 1st gens aren\'t moving them on very often.
Prices for the less than perfect cars have never been lower.
Surely these 1st gens must be one of the true bargains of the classic car world at the moment.


I think that\'s dead right. The few cars that look absolutely \'ace\' on the adverts (Silver Aberdeen S3,  Ex Mechanic\'s Light Blue S2, London, Light Blue S2 with snazzy wheels, Cork), are all been accompanied by the words \'No Offers\'. Then if they\'ve not sold they\'ve been pulled off the meerkat.

Dave Collins did exactly that with his beauty a couple of years back. And as we know he\'s still got it and enjoying it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 18, 2009, 11:47:07 AM
Thanks Stu and Ian (both again) for the Torbay and Lincoln cars.

Now up to 133No./40No./11No. respectively S3/S2 and S1. Running or SORN.

Good few admissions to the list over the last week or so - finding some SORN cars on DVLA that I thought were scrapped. This is the reverse of where I was up to a bit back...finding no record on DVLA of cars that I had assumed would still be alive. So a bit of sea sawing about until I\'ve trailed down to the last car on the the last list in the Dead Pool.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 18, 2009, 04:53:40 PM
Quote from: syebba;648547
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/%21BbnzTDgBmk%7E$%28KGrHqMOKjkEq48%21frNCBKw4V3diRQ%7E%7E_35.JPG)
 
Back on ebay again,buyer pulled out.
Ta Stu..:Typing



   Looks as if it has been sold for £350
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 18, 2009, 08:37:35 PM
Elford series 2 project car on Ebay in Kent...
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A320DMY.jpg)
 
 
Looks like another parts car, plenty of rot etc.... off road since June 2005
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: syebba on October 18, 2009, 09:14:08 PM
Hmmm,those wheels look like the ones off a 2.8 capri.[Yep i know these were fitted to Elfords!]
Shame if another parts car, as these are very rare.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 18, 2009, 10:09:19 PM
Quote from: syebba;648783
Hmmm,those wheels look like the ones off a 2.8 capri.[Yep i know these were fitted to Elfords!]
Shame if another parts car, as these are very rare.
Ta stu..

I reckon you\'re right Stu,
70\'s Ford wheels used a 108mm pcd and the series 1 and 2 1st gens used a 110mm pcd. Although slightly different, the Ford wheels usually fit.
I can well imagine that Elford would just use a readily available of the shelf wheel such as the 2.8i pepperpot.
It was a good wheel in its day. Unfortunately, the passage of time hasn\'t helped them, many have become porous due to corrosion to the inner rim resulting in tyres very slowly losing pressure.
Many Capri enthusiasts ditch these wheels these days.
 
This car looks like it needs loads of tlc, get a load of the hole in the a post!
Title: Elford wheels
Post by: DaveCollins on October 18, 2009, 11:11:51 PM
In the elford catalogue (I would guess about 1982 - it has no date) the wheels are described as:

Part No: ETL006 Elford Sonic Wheels (set of 5) £220
(Wheels could be sprayed to match vehicle  at a cost of £25 per set)
Part No: ETL007 Elford Sonic Wheels fitted with Pirelli P6 Tyres (205x60x13) Exchange price £425

Out of interest at the time part number ETL001 was the complete Elford Conversion for £2,390.  Alternatively you could have just had the turbo for £1,250 + £150 installation.

Article from Performance Car October 1983 states that the rims are Wolfrace Sonic alloy wheels.

Article concluded:

Likes : Subtle power delivery, free revving rotary engine, excellent handling
Dislikes : Very little, steering is heavy at low speed, ventilation poor.

Dave
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Post by: syebba on October 19, 2009, 12:07:15 AM
Ah,so the wheels are wolfrace sonics,i\'m 99% sure the 1st 2.8i capri\'s had these wheels on as standard.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 19, 2009, 08:35:40 AM
My first RX7 which I bought new in 81 had the Elford wheels on, and they had gold sprayed inserts. I had gone to Richard Knight cars to by a second hand one, and in their showroom they this Gen 1 Ser 1 sitting in the corner, the ser 2 having been on sale for a few months and this car remaining unsold, to jazz it up they had fitted the wheels and added a coach line, we worked out price if I remember £7750 and the rest is history.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 19, 2009, 04:11:34 PM
There\'s a 1983 series 2 for sale in NI , heres the link...
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C118702/
 
No pics or reg though at the moment
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 19, 2009, 06:14:51 PM
Quote from: syebba;648829
Ah,so the wheels are wolfrace sonics,i\'m 99% sure the 1st 2.8i capri\'s had these wheels on as standard.
Ta stu..

We used to say of any car with the pepperpot wheels "it\'s got Beirut Dustbin Lids fitted\'\' as reference to all the shelling there when Terry Waite was captive. Sad or what.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 19, 2009, 06:16:30 PM
Quote from: Ian65;648933
There\'s a 1983 series 2 for sale in NI , heres the link...
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C118702/
 
No pics or reg though at the moment


Not much to go on there yet. Will keep watching, just in case.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 19, 2009, 06:19:19 PM
Quote from: Ian65;648771
Elford series 2 project car on Ebay in Kent...
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A320DMY.jpg)
 
 
Looks like another parts car, plenty of rot etc.... off road since June 2005
 
Cheers,
Ian
Thanks Ian, It\'s \'written down\' quite a bit in the ad though. There\'s honest and brutally honest and this car seems to have had the second treatment? That colour scheme is half good. Which half I\'m not saying.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 19, 2009, 06:51:08 PM
If the cars as ropey as it looks, theres not really much else he can say!
1st gens hide their rot quite well so if the outer panels are rotten, I dread to think what the underside would be like.
At least the guy is being upfront and not trying to lead anyone up the garden path.
A shame, but some cars are just to rough to bother with.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 19, 2009, 09:39:53 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!Bc91MJwBWk~$(KGrHqIOKioEq4JRK-u,BK21Vb6fKg~~_12.JPG)
 
That big hole in the A pillar,good for extra storage space.
It\'s an honest write up,no buyer can claim they were mislead,it\'s the sort of ad i would write.
It\'s not a genuine elford turbo as far as i can make out,i think the turbo & extra\'s have been fitted at a later date.
Ta stu:WaveBye
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 19, 2009, 09:43:50 PM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A949RMA.jpg)
 
This sold on ebay,last bid i saw was £350 with 3 hrs to go.
Ta Stu:WaveBye
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 19, 2009, 10:14:40 PM
Quote from: syebba;649047
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A949RMA.jpg)
 
This sold on ebay,last bid i saw was £350 with 3 hrs to go.
Ta Stu:WaveBye

sold for £299 ( maybe had a bid withdrawn )
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 20, 2009, 07:21:06 PM
David,
do you have this one on the list?, JYP156W, black series 1
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/JYP156W.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 21, 2009, 12:12:32 PM
Quote from: Ian65;649152
David,
do you have this one on the list?, JYP156W, black series 1
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/JYP156W.jpg)


Yes thanks Ian...this belongs to a mechanic and engine builder of some renown. Says he\'s an old guy. Car seems in lovely nick doesn\'t it?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 21, 2009, 12:17:26 PM
What about the one on ebay this morning: Ref 190343537493

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190343537493&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_942wt_1167

White S3 with wire wheels corblimey. And a split rear spoiler to boot, on\'t boot.
Best is it\'s on my doorstep and I\'ve never seen it. I\'d heard someone had a project 1st Gen in the vicinity... This must be it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 21, 2009, 01:20:28 PM
Those wire wheels look hideous.:evillaugh
Rest of car is very tidy,used to be opal green looking at engine bay.
Ta Stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 21, 2009, 03:37:48 PM
Dear me... those wheels are a nightmare!
Bolt on wires even look crap on old British classic cars, a sort of cut price version of the classic centre lock wire wheel, but on a RX7....dire.
I\'d hate to see the run out on those wheels under heavy cornering. Frightening.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 25, 2009, 09:22:39 PM
1982 series 2 on Ebay in Northumberland
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/hhh.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 25, 2009, 10:31:38 PM
The above looks like donovans s2.
Ta Stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 25, 2009, 10:32:26 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!Bdec+wwBGk~$(KGrHqQH-EQErfgT,nKjBK5I,dFRig~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay in blackwood
Ta Stu..
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Post by: Ian65 on October 26, 2009, 03:08:57 PM
Quote from: syebba;650218
The above looks like donovans s2.
Ta Stu..
I thought that I\'d seen it somewhere before but couldn\'t place it.
I recognised those wheels.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 26, 2009, 03:14:19 PM
Quote from: syebba;650219
(http://i.ebayimg.com/18/!Bdec+wwBGk~$(KGrHqQH-EQErfgT,nKjBK5I,dFRig~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay in blackwood
Ta Stu..

That\'s what you call a colour combination... burgundy interior with pea green paint.... bloody hell!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 26, 2009, 04:05:48 PM
Thanks Guys for both, yes deffo Donavan\'s S2...he still mentions another car for spares.. I must get that Reg from him... torture may be necessary if he continues with this stubborn silence.

The back of the Welsh car matches the interior though!
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Post by: Ian65 on October 27, 2009, 02:03:35 PM
D970 DKP back on ebay yet again...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/eddddggdg.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 27, 2009, 05:32:11 PM
Pass the parcel with this car. Are people trying to make a profit each time \'cos it doesn\'t seem to be working? It went up a fair bit when it got MOT\'d but you can only hike it once......puzzled!
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Post by: Skifledanabit on October 27, 2009, 07:36:08 PM
Interesting, I\'m kinda looking for an FB atm, but seeing as I am in no particular hurry, I am waiting for a really nice one to turn up... that one is not it... lol!
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Post by: A7RXY on October 27, 2009, 07:44:37 PM
Hi Skifledanabit if you do get a FB let me know cos I\'m up the road from you in Upminster, and I\'ve had mine for 20 years now.
   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 28, 2009, 12:09:35 PM
Quote from: David Nock;650729
Pass the parcel with this car. Are people trying to make a profit each time \'cos it doesn\'t seem to be working? It went up a fair bit when it got MOT\'d but you can only hike it once......puzzled!


Sold (early)?....£550
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Post by: Ian65 on October 28, 2009, 04:14:16 PM
I predict that it\'s back on the market by the end of November!!
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Post by: Ian65 on October 28, 2009, 06:57:30 PM
Bloody hell, that was quick, it\'s back on.
I might try predicting something else!!
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Post by: A7RXY on October 28, 2009, 07:33:15 PM
Just give us 6 numbers for Saturday please.........
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Post by: Ian65 on October 28, 2009, 08:41:03 PM
Quote from: Ian65;650199
1982 series 2 on Ebay in Northumberland
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/hhh.jpg)

didn\'t sell so now being broken for spares
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Post by: A7RXY on October 28, 2009, 08:45:47 PM
Thats a shame as it looks a half decent car............
Ian, how do you post photos on here, it asks for the photos  URL how do I find it ?
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Post by: Donavan on October 28, 2009, 09:34:45 PM
Very good car and as there was very little interest in it complete, some of you guys may be able to find use for the thing in bit\'s and theres plenty more!!!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 29, 2009, 11:31:08 AM
NO....oooooo. Makes economic sense but sad to break.
 
What\'s the plenty more hinting at?  Still would like that 3rd Reg Don.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 29, 2009, 04:31:00 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;651021
Ian, how do you post photos on here, it asks for the photos URL how do I find it ?

Dibs,
I\'ve found the easiest way to put pictures up is to use Photobucket, which is free to use, takes about 2 minutes to register with / set up and is basically a huge on line photo album which is great for uploading photos and videos to.
It\'s also a doddle to use.
 
Step 1. click on this link and register for free: http://photobucket.com/
 
Step 2. Log in and on the top tool bar click the albums and upload link
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ph1.gif)
 
Step 3. click \'upload images and videos\'
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ph2.gif)
 
This will open a browsing window to enable you to find the pic / video that you are looking to upload like this...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ph3.gif)
 
Select your file and click \'open\'. The file will then automatically upload.
 
It will then appear in your photobucket album like this ( assuming it\'s a picture of a cat!)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ph4.gif)
 
The first time you use photobucket you need to manually set the image size you want. You only ever need to do this once.
To do this, log into your photobucket account, underneath the \'Upload images and video\' button is a line of text which says
\' Use CTRL to select multiple files (more options (http://javascript:void(0))) \'
Click on the \'(more options (http://javascript:void(0)))\' hyperlink and it will give you a number of image sizes to select.
I selected \'17" screen\' and it works great for me.
Once you\'ve selected your size, click \'save\' and your done.
 
To link to an image from a forum or website, select your photobucket image or video
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ph4.gif)
 
put your mouse cursor over the image and a box entitled \'link options\' will appear. Left click on the box that says \'image code\' and copy this line of text. Simply paste this into your post on the forum your posting on.
 
It sounds a bit complicated but when you\'ve done it once, it\'s a piece of cake!
 
The beauty of it is that you remain in full control of your images, if you want to delete them you can and because you aren\'t actually uploading images to a forums server, only linking to them, you don\'t have to worry about image sizes.
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: A7RXY on October 29, 2009, 09:59:33 PM
Thanks Ian...............I\'ll try soon
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Post by: evo6rs on October 30, 2009, 12:24:01 AM
Ian65 - I now own the car you refer to as Cals old car - C967 DKP - anything I should know, good or bad ?
 
David, perhaps you need to record this - will live in Rossendale, Lancashire.
 
Perhaps not the place to say "Hello All" but I have done it now on my first post.
 
More posts to come as I explore the car.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 30, 2009, 06:44:15 AM
Quote from: evo6rs;651301
Ian65 - I now own the car you refer to as Cals old car - C967 DKP - anything I should know, good or bad ?
 
David, perhaps you need to record this - will live in Rossendale, Lancashire.
 
Perhaps not the place to say "Hello All" but I have done it now on my first post.
 
More posts to come as I explore the car.

Hi and welcome to the 1st gen forum!
This is the place to be if you own a 1st gen.
We\'ve been following the fortunes of your RX7 for a few weeks now and I for one, am glad that it\'s found an owner to take an interest in it, which I\'m sure you will do if you\'ve already taken the time to join this forum.
 
I don\'t know much about your car, but when it was up for sale a couple of weeks ago, the ad stated that it had full mot. If that\'s the case, you\'ve had a right result. It shouldn\'t have serious corrosion and you can just enjoy driving it and improve it at your leisure.
It\'s much more fun to do a rolling restoration than being stuck in the garage with a pile of bits!
 
It looks a nice car with good potential and a bit of love and affection will do it the world of good. They are easy enough to work on and the parts are cheap if you deal with some of the lads on this forum who have parts cars.
 
Any questions or queries, just ask away. There aren\'t many of us on here but we are all genuine 1st generation RX7 nuts and are a really friendly bunch.
 
Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: A7RXY on October 30, 2009, 09:56:53 AM
I\'ll second that..............wellcome to the madhouse.

    Dibs
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 30, 2009, 01:31:17 PM
Quote from: evo6rs;651301
Ian65 - I now own the car you refer to as Cals old car - C967 DKP - anything I should know, good or bad ?
 
David, perhaps you need to record this - will live in Rossendale, Lancashire.
 
Perhaps not the place to say "Hello All" but I have done it now on my first post.
 
More posts to come as I explore the car.


Hello there Evo and a warm welcome. I would like to check something with you.

Drop me an email on dgnock at btopenworld dot com
Thanks.
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Post by: evo6rs on October 31, 2009, 02:19:03 AM
Thanks for the welcome chaps.
Yes I think i got a genuine bargain. The car has been sold a few times recently however it has been traded between 2 of my friends until I have bought it yesterday so I am not concerned about its recent history. The history I have suggets it has had plenty of money thrown at it 2004 onwards and drives very well.
 
Yes I intend to keep the car and to be honest just maintain its condition, I am only 23 and have other commitments for money (namely a mortgage and following Burnley FC) so I cant throw money at the car. It really will be a Sunday and Sunny day car for me. I picked the car up cheap after my friend was messed around with a couple of ebay bidders and car traders.
 
Im sure I will have plenty of questions in due course and am very happy to have stumbled upon some helpful information across this site and enthusiasts such as yourselves.
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Post by: mpk490p on October 31, 2009, 09:24:00 AM
welcome, i was about 19/20 when i brought my first 7 insurance was as much as the car but i learnt a lot by not having the money to pay someone else to do it! these cars ar fairly simple (stripping one down really helps) so dont be afraid of doing stuff, i like the fact that other are scared of the rotary like its from outterspace lol, good luck and if you get time read through mine and others threads (link in my signiture) it may be helpfull!
Mark
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Post by: A7RXY on October 31, 2009, 09:34:54 AM
Well said Mark, I got my first 7 in 81, and only starded to work on them in the last year, mainly because, the only people who work on them as a profession are few and far between. All the best info has come this forum or  the RX7 forum in the States.......So good luck, and just think when you are driving around in yours you will not be driving one of those square boxes around like eyeryone else.

   Dibs
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Post by: evo6rs on November 02, 2009, 12:20:07 AM
Just to correct an earlier post - My new reg is C970 DKP not C967 DKP
 
Car is looking all the better for a few hours spent cleaning her before the girlfriend woke this morning.
 
Thankyou to everyone who has offered your advices and I dare say I will have a sift through the previous posts on here and no doubt have my own questions or experiences to put out there.
 
Darren
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 02, 2009, 11:31:29 AM
Feel free to ask away Darren. But now you\'re the owner of a really cool car the girlfriend should have put the hours in cleaning while you stayed in bed!

Ooo err.....the Missus would kill me for that.....I\'m a car cleaning slave that\'s what I am!
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Post by: Nik da Greek on November 09, 2009, 09:25:16 AM
Dunno whether this is the right place for this one, or even if it\'s already on your register, David. Don\'t even know if it\'s someone on here selling up, but here goes anyway, sorry if it\'s wasting your time....

Passed a white FB parked up at the roadside for sale when I went up to t\'monster-in-laws this weekend. It\'s in the place farthest away from the bright centre of the universe it\'s possible to get on this planet, to wit Waterhouses up on the Staffs/Derbyshire border, right on the A523 Ashbourne-Leek road.

Had a printed piece of paper claiming a full service history and loads of receipts etc but it had gone all soggy in the rain, so I couldn\'t read it all or get much idea as to reason for sale etc. Said "make me an offer but please  don\'t insult me" lol. Had a quick fondle round the wheel arches and so on and the body seemed in really pretty good nick, the interior looked immaculate, but again due to the lovely Staffs weather it was hard to get a pic.

Anyway, the reg is A77 WOM, the phone number on the For Sale notice is 07773 355 775. Might be worth giving the dude a ring for more details if anyone\'s interested. I wish I hadn\'t just bought a winter runabout last week or I\'d have been ringing up to make a semi-insulting offer!

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv43/Nik_da_Greek/Rex%20Parts/DSC00040.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv43/Nik_da_Greek/Rex%20Parts/DSC00041.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv43/Nik_da_Greek/Rex%20Parts/DSC00042.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv43/Nik_da_Greek/Rex%20Parts/DSC00043.jpg)
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Post by: Ian65 on November 09, 2009, 11:59:38 AM
Same car that was in autotrader in August...
 
 
 
 
A reg, A--WOM, all past Mot\'s, Mazda history, stunning original example, lady owner, loved and garaged, new engine fitted by Mazda done 46,000 miles, recently tuned by an RX-7 specialist who said it was the best hes ever seen. £4,300 ONO.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mediajjjj.jpg)
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Post by: Nik da Greek on November 09, 2009, 12:33:26 PM
Quote from: Ian65;653179
Same car that was in autotrader in August...
 
 
 
 
A reg, A--WOM, all past Mot\'s, Mazda history, stunning original example, lady owner, loved and garaged, new engine fitted by Mazda done 46,000 miles, recently tuned by an RX-7 specialist who said it was the best hes ever seen. £4,300 ONO.
 

Ahhh, sorry for the repost!

Jesus, that seems a bit steep to me :eek:. Like I said, the bodywork did seem in excellent condition, but if that\'s her starting price, I think she\'d probably find any offer I\'d be willing to make rather insulting!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 09, 2009, 12:34:22 PM
Quote from: Ian65;653179
Same car that was in autotrader in August...
 
 
 
 
A reg, A--WOM, all past Mot\'s, Mazda history, stunning original example, lady owner, loved and garaged, new engine fitted by Mazda done 46,000 miles, recently tuned by an RX-7 specialist who said it was the best hes ever seen. £4,300 ONO.
 

Yep, Got it on Register from Autotrader. That write up says it has to be some car indeed.
Is Waterhouses a place then?
Never wasting my time Nik with all this info and extra pics. Plus the Sellers Mobile is always useful info to pass on to a prospective buyer.
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Post by: Nik da Greek on November 09, 2009, 12:43:58 PM
Waterhouses is sorta a place :Giggle It\'s kinda two houses deep strung out along the main road, and in line with Staffs sledgehammer-to-crack-a-nut speed policy, it has something like six speed cameras in a mile-long stretch :mad:. I think you can start a nice walk along the Manifold Valley to Thor\'s cave and that kinda thing if pictureskew rambling\'s your thang, there\'s a place renting bikes for that purpose too, think the cycle trail runs along the disused railway there. Other than a commercial truck filling station, I\'m not sure Waterhouses has anything else of note to recommend it, though :3Confused
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 09, 2009, 01:09:43 PM
Thanks for that. I think as well the price came down to £4000 in the end. Still a few hundred up even for A1. Maybe if concourse....but what\'s it doing the out in the rain!!!!
Title: e-bay
Post by: myatt1972 on November 10, 2009, 11:24:38 PM
Is this on the list David?
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/a220pbw.jpg?t=1257895362)
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Post by: 12at on November 11, 2009, 11:41:04 AM
whats the quota of 12at or 13bt first gens out there?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 11, 2009, 12:36:42 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;653518
Is this on the list David?
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/a220pbw.jpg?t=1257895362)


Haven\'t seen it before - thanks very much. Looks right on the line for spares or repair? Could be either?
Interesting this is - the seller must be a 1st Gen enthusthiast, 2nd one up on ebay in a short time.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 11, 2009, 12:55:27 PM
Quote from: 12at;653564
whats the quota of 12at or 13bt first gens out there?

These are the numbers of 1st Generation modded engine bays that I have noted. There will probably be more modded cars out there where I haven\'t picked up that the owners have modded:-
Series 3:                  
12A Bridgeport...2        
13B..................8          
12AT (Elford).....4          
3Litre Omega.....1
Rover V8...........1
Series 2
13B..................1
450 BHP Mods....1
12AT (Elford).....6
Series 1
FD Engine..........1
12AT (Elford).....1

Hope that helps Dave
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Post by: 12at on November 11, 2009, 04:01:57 PM
do we know what set up the 450hp S2 has? Is that tim from rxmotors car?

my car is 12a half bridge with a garrett T67 turbo - if you want to add it to the list.. At present of putting engine back together and hopefully have running in the next few weeks
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 11, 2009, 05:58:13 PM
Quote from: 12at;653611
do we know what set up the 450hp S2 has? Is that tim from rxmotors car?

my car is 12a half bridge with a garrett T67 turbo - if you want to add it to the list.. At present of putting engine back together and hopefully have running in the next few weeks

Sorry mate, mistake, I\'ve double checked the relevant posts and it\'s 265 BHP at wheels at the moment. The owner has got a new humungus turbo going on next month and he said a \'realistic 450 BHP\' is to be expected. I was doing the list of modded engines in a hurry so apologies.

It\'s not Tim, no, but if you navigate into the 1st Generation section and go to Page 3, then halfway down the page, under \'Update on my FB\' is the car and it\'s details.

I\'ll amend the details that are down against your car. Thanks.
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Post by: Ian65 on November 15, 2009, 01:56:58 PM
C765 BYR red series 3 with TWR bodykit for sale £850 Maidstone area
 
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(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/281472313.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 15, 2009, 05:21:10 PM
I\'ve seen the car on Gumtree, London....I\'m  a sado or what? It looks like a lot of machinery for the money, possibly its in the £850 to £2000 selling category?

Thanks Ian, Register\'s been quiet lately but I\'ve been working on the next Development:

Cars which are licenced at DVLA, therefore On the Road, plus Track Cars and Rally Cars:-
Series 3 - 48 No.,   Series 2 - 13 No.,    Series 1 - 3 No.,

Cars which are SORNED or unlicenced at DVLA, but complete as Project Cars, not likely to be Scrapped:-
Series 3 - 66 No.,   Series 2 - 23 No.,    Series 1 - 7 No.,

Cars which are not in either category \'cos I\'ve no Reg for them as yet:-
Series 3 - 22 No.,   Series 2 - 7 No.,    Series 1 - 1 No.,


That puts a new gloss on why you don\'t see many 1st Gens on the Road.
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Post by: Ian65 on November 15, 2009, 05:38:06 PM
\'Cars which are licenced at DVLA, therefore On the Road, plus Track Cars and Rally Cars:-
Series 3 - 48 No., Series 2 - 13 No., Series 1 - 3 No.,\'

 
Even if we added another 50 cars to this list to allow for the ones that we don\'t know about plus a percentage of the \'yet to be classified\' cars,  that\'s a staggeringly low number of cars still in use.
No wonder we never see any driving about.
The other sad fact is that the longer a car is off the road, unless it\'s a genuine sorn case in the hands of a long term owner / enthusiast, the less chance it\'s got of going back on the road.

I wonder how this impacts on current values. I noticed that the price guide in the back of practical classics hardly changed at all for around 10 yrs.
I bet no one has produced an up to valuation  list / survey of sale prices for years for these cars.
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Post by: shaunwil on November 15, 2009, 05:48:47 PM
I see the inside of one most days :Giggle

No wonder nobody in rx8\'s knows what they are !

Shaun
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Post by: Ian65 on November 15, 2009, 06:02:51 PM
Thing is, if it was an old school ford like an escort or capri, and we were down to the last couple of hundred, we\'d be talking telephone numbers.
Seems a shame that a car as good in its day as a 1st gen is basically slipping away un-noticed.
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Post by: myatt1972 on November 15, 2009, 06:46:16 PM
Quote from: Ian65;653179
Same car that was in autotrader in August...
 
 
 
 
A reg, A--WOM, all past Mot\'s, Mazda history, stunning original example, lady owner, loved and garaged, new engine fitted by Mazda done 46,000 miles, recently tuned by an RX-7 specialist who said it was the best hes ever seen. £4,300 ONO.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mediajjjj.jpg)
Went for a drive today and as Waterhouses isnt too far I thought i\'d have a look. I was hoping it was a minter but its far from it, has been tarted up in the not too distant past and will need tarting again quite soon.
Looks good from a distance though, I see it at £700 - £1000.
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Post by: Ian65 on November 15, 2009, 07:39:53 PM
That\'s interesting Keith, it was up for £4300 to start with and eventually dropped to £3800.
I\'d want a show stopper for £4300!
Thing with white cars is they\'re easy to spray, look good when clean but nothing looks worse than a white car with rust coming through.
Shame really, I\'d have loved it to be a minter, there aren\'t many left.
By the way, the fan did the business for me. Had to drill the mount out to make it fit but it\'s all good now.
 
cheers,
Ian
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Post by: kiwimazda on November 15, 2009, 09:33:24 PM
I just purchased 2 7s today. yes 2
One is a b reg that is at first looks a bit tatty and I will make up my mind on that one once I get it home and up in the air to have a good look.
The other is BCD440Y. This has been in a lock up for the last 8 - 10 years. Its very dusty and has the od scratch and dent as would be expected but from what I could see it looks ok. And for the good part if it is good I am keeping this one and it will be restored properly and used properly.
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Post by: myatt1972 on November 15, 2009, 09:53:04 PM
Cant wait to see them, will we get some pics?
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Post by: kiwimazda on November 15, 2009, 09:57:39 PM
Pics will be up as soon as I get them home. Just got to hide 2 cars from the wife.
My collection at the house will now inc
Westfield
Nova Rally car
BMW
Arstra Van
2 Series one
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 16, 2009, 11:56:33 AM
Quote
Went for a drive today and as Waterhouses isnt too far I thought i\'d have a look. I was hoping it was a minter but its far from it, has been tarted up in the not too distant past and will need tarting again quite soon.
Looks good from a distance though, I see it at £700 - £1000.

Well, there we go eh? That shows that all that glistens is not gold. Shakespeare said \'glisters\' actually - he probably got the word wrong....!

I think what we need in MRC now Keith is a traveling car checker. Every car up for sale in UK gets a visit and a report back. :rollin:Typing
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 16, 2009, 12:02:46 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;654426
I just purchased 2 7s today. yes 2
One is a b reg that is at first looks a bit tatty and I will make up my mind on that one once I get it home and up in the air to have a good look.
The other is BCD440Y. This has been in a lock up for the last 8 - 10 years. Its very dusty and has the od scratch and dent as would be expected but from what I could see it looks ok. And for the good part if it is good I am keeping this one and it will be restored properly and used properly.

Thanks mate, hope you don\'t mind \'em going on register. I hadn\'t got BCD previously. (Not surprising if it\'s been hidden away). What colour is it please?
Also would you post or email me the Reg and Colour of the Series 3 Car?
dgnock at btopenworld dot com.
That\'s to see if it\'s presently on the Register or not.
Ta very much.:3gears-rh
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Post by: kiwimazda on November 16, 2009, 06:54:32 PM
uI take delivery on sat 28th so if ther are a couple of spare bods in Farnborough I will need a push to get one of them up the drive
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on November 16, 2009, 09:42:14 PM
Hi guys! Can you see the photo of the new TWR bridgeport first gen on Pistonheads?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 17, 2009, 08:33:35 AM
it belongs to Mick off the Exile forum.
 
http://www.exile-rotorsport.com/viewtopic.php?t=1926&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
 
That\'s a proper 1st gen.
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Post by: rei99 on November 17, 2009, 03:12:49 PM
My G** the video... This car make me shine... A little more than my 13B first gen, but higher rpm... But it\'s an Euro car, so no LSD right?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 17, 2009, 05:34:54 PM
Quote from: rei99;654766
My G** the video... This car make me shine... A little more than my 13B first gen, but higher rpm... But it\'s an Euro car, so no LSD right?


I\'m fairly sure the owner hasn\'t fitted LSD Davide. An engine rebuild with porting and carburetor/ fueling modifications mainly. The TWR kit looks nice.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on November 17, 2009, 05:49:33 PM
Hi David! All fine? :D
Yes, reading well the mod is just the engine, the price maybe could be better... But what aa sound! If it was a 86, could be a 84/85 drivetrain, so I could put a bigger USA LSD of the same year right?
I hope always to find the light blue USA with a/c and moonroof I saw times ago on Ebay :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on November 17, 2009, 06:31:41 PM
Quote from: David Nock;654801
I\'m fairly sure the owner hasn\'t fitted LSD Davide. An engine rebuild with porting and carburetor/ fueling modifications mainly. The TWR kit looks nice.


Was it at rotorstock. It sounded awesome in the flesh !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 18, 2009, 11:59:44 AM
Quote from: rei99;654804
Hi David! All fine? :D
Yes, reading well the mod is just the engine, the price maybe could be better... But what aa sound! If it was a 86, could be a 84/85 drivetrain, so I could put a bigger USA LSD of the same year right?
I hope always to find the light blue USA with a/c and moonroof I saw times ago on Ebay :D

All fine indeed my friend,

Car is a Series 3 1st Generation Davide, Registered 1986, same series (exactly same model) as the 1984/1985 registered cars. So yes, as far as I know you can use the USA LSD in it. Was the later USA car that had LSD called a GLS-SE?

As you know there was no Air Con in the UK cars, (though there is a dashboard button marked \'Air Con\', which is not connected to anything. All S3 UK cars had this button)!

Kind Regards  David
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 18, 2009, 12:04:10 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;654812
Was it at rotorstock. It sounded awesome in the flesh !

Shaun


I think it might have been Shaun. There is no proper pic of it at Rotorstock 6 but there is the back of an S3 of the right colour just showing in 1 shot. That car has a TWR kit with stock wheels which makes me think it is the same car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on November 18, 2009, 01:26:57 PM
Quote from: David Nock;654928
All fine indeed my friend,

Car is a Series 3 1st Generation Davide, Registered 1986, same series (exactly same model) as the 1984/1985 registered cars. So yes, as far as I know you can use the USA LSD in it. Was the later USA car that had LSD called a GLS-SE?

As you know there was no Air Con in the UK cars, (though there is a dashboard button marked \'Air Con\', which is not connected to anything. All S3 UK cars had this button)!

Kind Regards  David

:wave very happy to read all fine.
So the propeller shaft is the bigger, and the buyer could put the LSD of the GSL (12A engine) and GSL-SE (13B engine) USA model...
If he lower a little the price, I could take it, but with the idle so high (2.000rpm) the first "MOT" in Italy to have the plates will be difficult I think... Will be better had it like "hystoric car" already in UK for me.
But what a engine... I\'m very sad, here in Italy no one could/want put hands on rotary at so low price (I\'ve read 750£ in the other topic) :(
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 18, 2009, 04:43:07 PM
Quote from: David Nock;654928
As you know there was no Air Con in the UK cars, (though there is a dashboard button marked \'Air Con\', which is not connected to anything. All S3 UK cars had this button)!

It\'s a strange thing that Mazda decided to fit the air -con button to the last of the UK 1st gens when the cars weren\'t equiped with air-con
Not all UK series 3 cars had this button fitted.
My 1984 \'A\' reg series 3 didn\'t, neither did my mates who had exactly the same model and year.
 
I can only assume that early series 3\'s used up the remaining stock of non air-con fan switches and then Mazda just fitted whatever stock they had left to the remaining UK cars to the end of the production run, these seemingly being the air-con version
 
I wonder if the loom is factory wired for air-con as well, which would make it simpler to retro fit air conditioning if required or if it\'s just the switch.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 18, 2009, 05:08:27 PM
Very nice looking 1982 Series 2 for sale in Essex. On ebay £499 with MOT
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AYA960X.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Bfoh1BGkKGrHqIH-EErfPg8M1BLB4V658Q_.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BfodBmkKGrHqMH-DsErfrsHfzdBLB37UqQw.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BfoWzQBGkKGrHqIH-EErfPg8M1BLB3tq0ww.jpg)
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Post by: shaunwil on November 18, 2009, 06:16:16 PM
Had some very disturbing news from my insurance today. Will start a new thread If I can\'t resolve the issue (and try and make sense of it). Seems even though I have had the FB for 3yrs with the same company they haven\'t been putting a NCB on my policy of which I had full NCB before moving. After 2yrs the other document stating my NCB is null and void and I\'ve lost ALL my NCB.

Not a happy bunny, feels like a scam to keep my buisness.

Can anybody make sense of it ?

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 18, 2009, 06:35:09 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;655016
Had some very disturbing news from my insurance today. Will start a new thread If I can\'t resolve the issue (and try and make sense of it). Seems even though I have had the FB for 3yrs with the same company they haven\'t been putting a NCB on my policy of which I had full NCB before moving. After 2yrs the other document stating my NCB is null and void and I\'ve lost ALL my NCB.
 
Not a happy bunny, feels like a scam to keep my buisness.
 
Can anybody make sense of it ?
 
Shaun

Are you on a classic car policy Shaun because many classic car policies don\'t accumulate no claims.
The classic policies that I\'ve had don\'t take ncd into account when calculating the premium but then, don\'t give any ncd either.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on November 18, 2009, 06:54:55 PM
What I don\'t get is it doesn\'t say anywhere in my paperwork that they wouldn\'t continue NCB. Fine as I already had maximum so didn\'t need to acrew any more, not that I would have the car for 2yrs then get screwed over !

How the hell can I loose 8yrs of driving overnight ?? Don\'t understand at all !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 18, 2009, 06:58:34 PM
Ask them for a letter confirming that during the period that you\'ve had the car insured with them, you\'ve never made a claim or incurred a loss on the policies.
If you then put this with your previous proof of no claims, it should get you sorted with a new company, that\'s what I did.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on November 18, 2009, 08:04:26 PM
The problem is Houghton has told me that is not enough proof for the new underwriter.

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on November 18, 2009, 08:05:12 PM
Sorry,I\'m messing this thread up, new thread : http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?p=655024#post655024

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on November 19, 2009, 09:49:30 AM
Quote from: Ian65;654999
Very nice looking 1982 Series 2 for sale in Essex. On ebay £499 with MOT
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AYA960X.jpg)
 

Seems very nice... Few (I hope) bubble of rust... It\'s the RHD sister of mine, check my site :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 19, 2009, 11:34:35 AM
Quote from: Ian65;654999
Very nice looking 1982 Series 2 for sale in Essex. On ebay £499 with MOT  


Does look nice that car. Last owner since 1992. Wonder why P/X\'d?

I had to google to find Corringham. Sorry you Essex men!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 19, 2009, 11:36:39 AM
Quote from: Ian65;654992
It\'s a strange thing that Mazda decided to fit the air -con button to the last of the UK 1st gens when the cars weren\'t equiped with air-con
Not all UK series 3 cars had this button fitted.
My 1984 \'A\' reg series 3 didn\'t, neither did my mates who had exactly the same model and year.
 
I can only assume that early series 3\'s used up the remaining stock of non air-con fan switches and then Mazda just fitted whatever stock they had left to the remaining UK cars to the end of the production run, these seemingly being the air-con version
 
I wonder if the loom is factory wired for air-con as well, which would make it simpler to retro fit air conditioning if required or if it\'s just the switch.


Sounds right! Good factory engineering that. I don\'t think the loom is wired but never checked.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 19, 2009, 11:37:38 AM
Yes David, even us Essexmen dont go there through choice...........nice refinery thou.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on November 20, 2009, 06:02:14 AM
Quote from: Ian65;654992
It\'s a strange thing that Mazda decided to fit the air -con button to the last of the UK 1st gens when the cars weren\'t equiped with air-con
Not all UK series 3 cars had this button fitted.
My 1984 \'A\' reg series 3 didn\'t, neither did my mates who had exactly the same model and year.
 
I can only assume that early series 3\'s used up the remaining stock of non air-con fan switches and then Mazda just fitted whatever stock they had left to the remaining UK cars to the end of the production run, these seemingly being the air-con version
 
I wonder if the loom is factory wired for air-con as well, which would make it simpler to retro fit air conditioning if required or if it\'s just the switch.

my \'A\' reg one doesnt have the button but the \'C\' reg one i had did have it i was going to take it out and put it im my \'A\' reg one (Just for the look) but kinda forgot about it there was nothing wired up to it and no pipes or anything i could see in the car that had nething to do with air con
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 20, 2009, 11:24:16 AM
When we were bringing our second 1st gen, a Series 3, B reg, home from Huddersfield in 1988 it overheated quite badly. I was driving, noticed the air con button which was a new thing to us, the previous S2 didn\'t have it, so I said to the Missus,

"Sithee \'ere, turn that theer button thingy off fo\'taircon luv".

That\'s how we talk round here - anyway, on doing that the temperature fell as if by magic. When she pressed again it went back up. When we got home and I discovered it wasn\'t connected we fell about laughing.

The problem turned out to be wrong plugs fitted by the Huddersfield garage before we picked the car up. It took 2 days of radiator out and such like to find the problem. I was livid.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on November 23, 2009, 06:46:59 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;653518
Is this on the list David?
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/a220pbw.jpg?t=1257895362)
i brought this will be my daily driver (the rx323 is a bit of a handfull for a daily)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 23, 2009, 08:36:48 AM
Congrats, and for a very good price, I nearly went for it just for the spares.............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 23, 2009, 11:47:39 AM
Quote
i brought this will be my daily driver (the rx323 is a bit of a handfull for a daily)


Thanks madkiwi.Transfered on my register.:Thumbs-up Car looks not bad at all, even though pics were in a garage.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on November 23, 2009, 07:25:46 PM
yea i hope its good to will see on saturday when i pop the new block in:burnout
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on November 24, 2009, 11:21:43 PM
Hi David do you know if URL970X is still around
Cheers
Brian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 25, 2009, 11:31:17 AM
Hi Brian,
I\'ve never clocked that Reg before now, so no record and it\'s showing not found on DVLA (But that could mean it was broken some time ago).

You don\'t possibly mean UKL do you? Because that is (or was) a Rally Prepped car, colour White, last noted still rallying in 2003.
Let me know either way because if you do mean URL 970X I\'ll add it to my scrappers and if it\'s UKL I\'ll check through my old files and send you a PM on what I find.
David.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 25, 2009, 08:08:41 PM
Another series 2 from the other forum, probably already on Davids list but still worth a post...
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A317YAM.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on November 25, 2009, 08:31:29 PM
Quote from: David Nock;656194
Hi Brian,
I\'ve never clocked that Reg before now, so no record and it\'s showing not found on DVLA (But that could mean it was broken some time ago).

You don\'t possibly mean UKL do you? Because that is (or was) a Rally Prepped car, colour White, last noted still rallying in 2003.
Let me know either way because if you do mean URL 970X I\'ll add it to my scrappers and if it\'s UKL I\'ll check through my old files and send you a PM on what I find.
David.


Yes UKL as the mud on the pic I saw made it look like a R. Thats the one the rally one
Look forward to you PM
Cheers
Brian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 25, 2009, 09:09:16 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/12/!Bf9kZZQCGk~$(KGrHqYOKiwErzSS!GGEBLD(Vc(isQ~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 26, 2009, 07:43:30 AM
If that\'s a condition 2 car, mine must be a condition 1.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 26, 2009, 12:05:02 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656291
Another series 2 from the other forum, probably already on Davids list but still worth a post...


Sybba flashed it up in April this year, was in Somerset, now Home Counties. (We war babies still know where Home Counties is)!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 26, 2009, 12:08:58 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656413
If that\'s a condition 2 car, mine must be a condition 1.


Yeh, I couldn\'t possibly comment, but yeh.
You saw it earlier Ian, Page 12 of this forum thread, in October.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 26, 2009, 04:55:33 PM
Quote from: David Nock;656454
Yeh, I couldn\'t possibly comment, but yeh.
You saw it earlier Ian, Page 12 of this forum thread, in October.

so I did David, I didn\'t recognise it. Must have been a better camera angle 1st time around.
I wonder what it made at auction.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 27, 2009, 11:49:06 AM
Auction guide was £900 to £1200 in the ad before bidding.
Title: Black one on e-bay
Post by: myatt1972 on November 27, 2009, 07:43:34 PM
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/b584bhs.jpg?t=1259350877)
Needs a bit of tlc (but its black Ian)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 27, 2009, 09:14:03 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;656660
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/b584bhs.jpg?t=1259350877)
Needs a bit of tlc (but its black Ian)

Yeah, I\'ve always wanted a series 3 in this colour and I\'d sell my RX7 for the right car, sadly I don\'t think this is it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 11:13:15 AM
It\'s listed as a semi automatic:2Confused
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 11:31:24 AM
Dodgy cluch................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 28, 2009, 12:18:14 PM
Now then you guys.... lets be positive here. Says only 4,000 miles on a rebuilt engine, and serviced by Elfords for a long time.

Then it goes on to say \'slight dent\' in drivers wing.......


Wohee, look 1066 posts, arrow in\'t eyeball for old Harold.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 01:08:54 PM
Quote from: David Nock;656724
Now then you guys.... lets be positive here. Says only 4,000 miles on a rebuilt engine, and serviced by Elfords for a long time.
 
Then it goes on to say \'slight dent\' in drivers wing.......

David,
is this car already on your list?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 28, 2009, 01:17:49 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656731
David,
is this car already on your list?

No, only saw it this morning. Notice I\'m adopting the cool approach now, where I pretend I\'ve had every 1st Gen listed for yonks.

The BHS says Glasgow originally, not bought from the High Street Store.

Still my grateful thanks to all and keep \'em coming.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 06:34:08 PM
It has no side mouldings and the badge at the back is wrong, also chrome mouldings at the side of the windscreen, could mean it has been resprayed...............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 06:54:40 PM
& the wheel inserts are black.
The screen mouldings are aluminium under the black paint,so maybe paints worn off or it\'s intentional.
Blacks a G8 colour on fb\'s,but i\'m biased my favourite is red.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 06:58:01 PM
We are a picky bunch, but I\'m with you the best colour for a FB is red, sunrise red..........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 07:04:34 PM
I,m not fussy or picky,but have u noticed it\'s missing the rear plastic quarter trim on the rear side window:eek:,sad or what:evillaugh
Must get out more,but it\'s raining..
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 07:06:47 PM
Funny how we all have different views on things.
I\'ve always reckoned that they look best in black, more sleek somehow...
Personal choice I suppose.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 07:11:43 PM
I know what you mean Ian, but your car is red................poor mans Ferrari.........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 07:19:17 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BgHTotg!2k~$(KGrHqMH-CcEsLMR8ftwBLE!+oHnkQ~~_35.JPG)
 
I love this sellers description of this dent in the wing  as < slight>!:rolleyes:
Nothing a new wing could\'nt sort out:evillaugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 07:21:27 PM
Due to the present climate and the taxman this had to go and A7RXY will see the road again.
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/P1000471.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 07:40:41 PM
Well at least you\'ve still got ur rex,my present ride is this!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/3048095762_307d25d059.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 07:44:38 PM
Hay! what can I say......................Do love a donkey btw..........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 07:45:29 PM
Hay! what can I say......................Do love a donkey btw..........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 08:05:09 PM
Quote from: syebba;656785
Well at least you\'ve still got ur rex,my present ride is this!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/3048095762_307d25d059.jpg)

 
I see you\'ve been tuning it up Stu...
Didn\'t it only have 1 donkey to start with?
Hope you\'ve notified your insurance!
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Post by: syebba on November 28, 2009, 08:11:19 PM
It\'s got 3 mule power.
Thinking about fitting alloy rims,my wooden ones have woodworm.
Ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 08:14:33 PM
Quote from: syebba;656789
It\'s got 3 mule power.
Thinking about fitting alloy rims,my wooden ones have woodworm.
Ta stu

The wheels are quite \'old skool\' but you could fit a TWR bodykit to update it a bit.
Bet this isn\'t on Davids list!
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Post by: A7RXY on November 28, 2009, 08:17:49 PM
So thats what The Stig looks like..................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwimazda on November 28, 2009, 10:05:24 PM
Here is a couple of pics of the cars we got today
The one in the garage is going to be broken. The pics dont do the rust justice but it does have a fantastic interior. The previous owner parked it on his fron lawn 10 years ago and it hadnt moved since apart from the engine being started regularly.
Sorry chaps but the diff has been sold already before I got it off the trailer
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t21/kiwimazda/IMG_2714.jpg)
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t21/kiwimazda/IMG_2713.jpg)

And what can I say apart from the fact I am keeping this one under wraps
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t21/kiwimazda/IMG_2715.jpg)

And with a bit of luck we will have another series 3 soon.
Dont worry but I will only break them if they are uneconomical to repair.
I would never wreck a goodun. Just ask bish
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Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 10:29:43 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;656803
Here is a couple of pics of the cars we got today
 
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t21/kiwimazda/IMG_2714.jpg)

Very close to this reg...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B981SKR.jpg)
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Post by: kiwimazda on November 28, 2009, 10:33:29 PM
Wanna swap
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Post by: Ian65 on November 28, 2009, 10:36:31 PM
sadly, it ain\'t mine, just a picture i found somewhere on the web.
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Post by: kiwimazda on November 28, 2009, 10:37:46 PM
Ok I withdraw my most generous offer of a swap:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 29, 2009, 11:50:46 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;656660
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/b584bhs.jpg?t=1259350877)
Needs a bit of tlc (but its black Ian)

 
Sold on a buy it now £595.... wonder if it will show up on the forum?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 29, 2009, 12:49:33 PM
@ kiwimazda Thanks for 962 Brian.

I think you\'ve just turned the cover up slightly on the White S2\'s number plate just to tantalise, but we know that Reg from your earlier post thanks.

The other SKR is still around on SORN so far as records show.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 29, 2009, 12:51:31 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656856
Sold on a buy it now basis for £595.... wonder if it will show up on the forum?

Thanks again all for the updates.
I can tell it\'s a rainy weekend, you\'re all posting away without me!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 29, 2009, 05:17:13 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656856
Sold on a buy it now £595.... wonder if it will show up on the forum?


Turned up on the other forum, in Devon.
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Post by: syebba on November 29, 2009, 05:22:30 PM
Is it me,or does there seem to be an increase in enthusiasts for fb\'s?
Hope the new owner enjoys & does the tlc.
Ta Stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 29, 2009, 05:26:49 PM
Quote from: David Nock;656903
Turned up on the other forum, in Devon.

The guy who used the buy it now and lived in Devon lost out after the seller sold it to someone else. No wonder he\'s feeling gutted.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on November 29, 2009, 06:07:27 PM
Quote from: Ian65;656909
The guy who used the buy it now and lived in Devon lost out after the seller sold it to someone else. No wonder he\'s feeling gutted.

I\'ve just seen the post. I\'m dizzy today, about 3 cars moved to scrap, a new car or two appeared and a move/not a move to Devon...:confused:
But I do feel sorry for the guy who thought he\'d bought it.
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Post by: Ian65 on November 29, 2009, 06:23:32 PM
Quote from: syebba;656907
Is it me,or does there seem to be an increase in enthusiasts for fb\'s?
Hope the new owner enjoys & does the tlc.
Ta Stu..

cars for less than a grand with mot don\'t seem to have any trouble finding buyers, neither do projects at the moment.
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Post by: Ian65 on November 30, 2009, 09:19:17 PM
Quote from: james1902;592198
Hi dave,
my first gen C784SPA is coming along quite nicely and am nearly ready to start fixing up the body/chassis. am trying to sorce original sills to fix the rust problem properly.

 
Now for sale for £100 as a partially stripped FB shell....
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C784SPA.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C784SPA-200b.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C784SPA-200c.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on November 30, 2009, 11:28:43 PM
OYY 66Y back on ebay again...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BgYoJCB2kKGrHqQH-EIEsLrs3t3RBLFES66.jpg)
 
different description..... same seller or has it moved on????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 01, 2009, 12:02:54 PM
Quote from: Ian65;657234
OYY 66Y back on ebay again...

 
different description..... same seller or has it moved on????

There seems to be 2 different sellers selling the same red car at the moment. One on a classified ad basis, the other just put it on auction. Never seen that before.

James\'s black car looks like a good shell that, though James was set to do a lot of work on the body. It seems to me like a lot of work to strip it, and then for someone to buy the shell and bolt it all back together? Or maybe it\'s destined for the track? I\'m treating it as a scrapper now but with a note alongside that the Reg may come back on to the road.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 01, 2009, 01:52:38 PM
Hi Dave
   I have just picked up some glass from Mark (Mad Kiwi) and it was etched C644 RRY, wondered if this is on your scrapper list.

    Mark thanks for the glass and bits............a very nice man............

   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 01, 2009, 05:34:48 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;657314
Hi Dave
   I have just picked up some glass from Mark (Mad Kiwi) and it was etched C644 RRY, wondered if this is on your scrapper list.

    Mark thanks for the glass and bits............a very nice man............

   Dibs

No it wasn\'t thanks Dibs. A quick DVLA search (thanks again Ian for that knowhow), says it was a white car, 1st Reg 01/08/1985. Last taxed around 2002.

There will be something very pleasing about rattling about with these windows fitted, wondering where they\'ve been, what people inside have seen out of them, how the new owner felt when C644 was  brand spanking new. Ghosts from the past living on.
Is it just me or does anyone else think these things?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 01, 2009, 07:20:41 PM
Or what peep\'s have got up to inside those windows,deserted car park,late at night!
Ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 01, 2009, 07:50:00 PM
a lil info about the car for ya
 
these 2 old welsh fellas did some work for some one and took my rx7 as payment ,when removing it from the shed they found the white one in there to . the owner brought the white one for the motor to put in to my green one ,they stripped the white one then sold the body to someone who wanted it for the windscreen ,thats about as much as i know:bandit
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 01, 2009, 10:17:40 PM
The glass is now stored in my garage, and will only see the light of day again if required, so those days of steamy windows could be over for ever for them..............cos they are for me............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 02, 2009, 11:09:34 AM
Quote from: syebba;657383
Or what peep\'s have got up to inside those windows,deserted car park,late at night!
Ta stu

Hah!!   Thought this and was going to include it in post.....Then thought \'Cheeky\' so left it out.

Besides it just might have been Graham Norton\'s car, himself giving Danny La Rue a \'lift\' on that deserted car park?

Yuck, Dibs, wat ya bought mate? Steamy Windows or what?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 02, 2009, 11:17:50 AM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;657393
a lil info about the car for ya
 
these 2 old welsh fellas did some work for some one and took my rx7 as payment ,when removing it from the shed they found the white one in there to . the owner brought the white one for the motor to put in to my green one ,they stripped the white one then sold the body to someone who wanted it for the windscreen ,thats about as much as i know:bandit


Thanks Mark. Great to get more background. Were both cars previously together in Wales then?
Caerphilly area wasn\'t it?
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Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 02, 2009, 07:07:41 PM
yep they both lived in se wales area
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 02, 2009, 07:59:41 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BgYnskwBWk~$(KGrHqEH-DkEsLt)kYrwBLFERguQgg~~_35.JPG)
 
Up to £1015 & 5 days to go,4 bidders.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 02, 2009, 08:17:05 PM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C784SPA.jpg)
 
sold for £86...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 03, 2009, 11:48:36 AM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;657560
yep they both lived in se wales area

Thanks Mark.
By the way I suggested that Dibs had bought those \'steamy windows\' but I think now you were kind enough to give them to him. Sorry about that.:Thumbs-up
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 03, 2009, 11:50:12 AM
Quote from: syebba;657572

Up to £1015 & 5 days to go,4 bidders.
ta stu..
Happy Days...... Cryptic Emoticon come on down.....Puzzled or what?
(Thinking back over the last years e bids on various cars).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 03, 2009, 12:07:49 PM
Quote from: David Nock;657649
Thanks Mark.
By the way I suggested that Dibs had bought those \'steamy windows\' but I think now you were kind enough to give them to him. Sorry about that.:Thumbs-up

 Yes you are correct.............I also picked up a gearbox..........Thanks Mark

     Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 03, 2009, 04:32:46 PM
Quote from: syebba;657572
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BgYnskwBWk~$(KGrHqEH-DkEsLt)kYrwBLFERguQgg~~_35.JPG)
 
Up to £1015 & 5 days to go,4 bidders.
ta stu..
must be a special car that... perhaps it was owned by a celebrity... Tiger Woods by the look of the front spoiler.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 03, 2009, 06:13:41 PM
It\'s unusual to see a bidding war so early on in the auction.
Is that dirt/underseal or rust on front spoiler,i thought they were plastic?
Car still needs a fair amount of work/dosh spent on it,interesting to see final price,maybe bidders are keen cos it\'s in the classic section!!
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 09, 2009, 06:21:49 PM
Quote from: syebba;657572
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BgYnskwBWk~$(KGrHqEH-DkEsLt)kYrwBLFERguQgg~~_35.JPG)
 
Up to £1015 & 5 days to go,4 bidders.
ta stu..

res not met...relisted
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Post by: A7RXY on December 09, 2009, 07:04:13 PM
I bet they do not get a better offer.............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 09, 2009, 07:40:43 PM
I think ur right,maybe he should have taken it...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 14, 2009, 04:56:00 PM
For sale on Ebay in Herts, A244 MEL, series 3, 1984
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mel1.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mel2.jpg)
 
Looks like a parts / or project car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 14, 2009, 06:25:38 PM
Quote from: Ian65;659425
For sale on Ebay in Herts, A244 MEL, series 3, 1984
 


A new one, not seen it before. Thanks Ian.
I think you\'re right about it, it doesn\'t look too bad from a distance but the write up suggests it might be a spares car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 14, 2009, 07:08:23 PM
I believe that it\'s been off the road for about 8 years, so depending on how it\'s been stored, it could need plenty of tlc.
 
 
 
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Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 14, 2009, 08:32:48 PM
looks just like mine even the wheel in the boot hmmm whos been taking pictures of my car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 14, 2009, 08:51:06 PM
How\'s it going Mark, have you got it running yet?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 14, 2009, 11:07:08 PM
Well i,m usually a pessimistic bugger,but it dose,nt look toooooooooooooooo bad to me,arches seem ok & cills,mileage low,depends on underside,a respray would bring it up to scratch,but what would that cost £2>£2.5k?[metallic opal green]
Looks like the one being given away on this site about 1  year ago,it was free but in scotland somewhere,dave will have that cars records.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 15, 2009, 06:17:35 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;659472
How\'s it going Mark, have you got it running yet?

yep she runs just need to get a clutch master and skids on
 
if any one buys that green one ill buy some panels
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 15, 2009, 09:44:06 AM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;659532
yep she runs just need to get a clutch master and skids on
 
if any one buys that green one ill buy some panels


And I\'ll go for the wheels.................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 15, 2009, 10:08:39 AM
And My Driver Just Smashed My Bumper
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 15, 2009, 10:45:20 AM
Oops...............may be we should bid...................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 15, 2009, 11:38:32 AM
Vultures,the lot of ya!:evillaugh
Ta stu..
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Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 15, 2009, 12:32:04 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;659562
Oops...............may be we should bid...................

IM AWAY FOR 3 WEEKS AND IVE GOT NO PLACE FOR ANOTHER ONE
IF YOU BUY IT ILL BE HAPPY 2 WIRE YOU SOME ££
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 15, 2009, 12:47:54 PM
Sorry Mark same prob no place to store it, but I will keep an eye on it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 15, 2009, 01:02:47 PM
Oh well,may as well join the carrion feast,if someone from ere buys it,i\'d be interested in the leccy ariel.
Wheels look G8 condition>A7RXY
Panels to mad kiwi
Ian could nick the lights & body templates he needs & running gear?
ta stu..:rolleyes:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 15, 2009, 01:05:21 PM
There you go sold to the man with space...............help
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 15, 2009, 05:10:06 PM
Quote from: syebba;659510
Well i,m usually a pessimistic bugger,but it dose,nt look toooooooooooooooo bad to me,arches seem ok & cills,mileage low,depends on underside,a respray would bring it up to scratch,but what would that cost £2>£2.5k?[metallic opal green]
Looks like the one being given away on this site about 1  year ago,it was free but in scotland somewhere,dave will have that cars records.
Ta stu..
Yes indeedy Stu. The lady\'s kind offer was taken up, the car was trailered away and is going back on the road. It stayed relatively local North of the Border.:Talking1
I\'m hoping to see pics on here in the not too distant............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 15, 2009, 08:01:33 PM
does anyone know of any green panels? front gaurds bumper please
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 15, 2009, 09:51:29 PM
Only thing i can think of is
1]there\'s a guy breaking a 1st gen,don\'t know what colour at top of 1st gen section.
2]email the guy on ebay & see if he\'s interested in breaking it
good condition opal green panels will be hard to find,u could always say there\'s other guys off the forum after parts as well.
Ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on December 15, 2009, 09:53:56 PM
or
maybe give tim at rx motors a call or jimmys.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 16, 2009, 12:23:13 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;659654
does anyone know of any green panels? front gaurds bumper please
Only Hindle Autos in Hartlepool, 01429 233875, though that was a long time back and the car had been crunched up against a wall or tree or both. Donavan on here was breaking a Tender Blue S3 a bit back. That\'s about the nearest to your colour, except as Stu says, the ebay complete car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 16, 2009, 05:22:50 PM
anyone fancy a nice christmas present to themselves?
just seen this on ebay...
 
1984 series 3, B682 XEW, pretty low miles, low prev keepers and 12 mths ticket, brown interior though?? cheap start @ 99 quid
 
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/maz1.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/maz2.jpg)
 
 
 
 
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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 16, 2009, 05:33:52 PM
This car must have been painted, as I\'ve never seen a red one with brown interior.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 16, 2009, 05:36:05 PM
You beat me to it,only came on ebay 10 mins ago.
Red with brown interior,i\'m guessing it used to be green & resprayed?
Looks good nick & already got a bid,Ian did you hit the \'submit\' button on fleabay?Hmmmm
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 16, 2009, 05:37:26 PM
or it\'s not been repainted & someones swopped interiors?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 16, 2009, 05:39:27 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;659811
This car must have been painted, as I\'ve never seen a red one with brown interior.
Neither have I. I couldn\'t live with a brown interior, not my cup of tea.
Cheap mot\'d car though at the moment. There are a few breakers knocking about with grey interiors presently, so the new owner could change the colour.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 16, 2009, 05:48:26 PM
Quote from: syebba;659813
Looks good nick & already got a bid,Ian did you hit the \'submit\' button on fleabay?Hmmmm
Ta stu..

I could do with the parts but I wouldn\'t break a road going car. We need to preserve the few that are left.
I\'d buy it to fettle and sell on if it came at the right price, but not if it had been blown over which seems likely.
I can\'t believe that anyone would specify brown as a special order or go to the trouble of changing the interior for brown.
I suppose stranger things have happened though!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 16, 2009, 05:50:11 PM
If it has been painted it must have been a good one, because where the headlight washer is missing there is no sign of another colour, and who removes those for a respray, unless it was damaged.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 16, 2009, 06:11:48 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;659820
If it has been painted it must have been a good one, because where the headlight washer is missing there is no sign of another colour, and who removes those for a respray, unless it was damaged.

The rubber covers only pull off and push back on so are easily removed.
I\'ve always found the best way to check for a colour change is to check behind the dash.
On old Triumphs and Jags, which often were resprayed, we used to drop the clocks out to see well behind the dash.
You\'ve got to be pretty determined to completely strip out a full dash to respray a car, but if you\'re going for a full colour change, it\'s the proper way to do it, get back to a bare shell and do it properly. Even then, sometimes the colour is recorded on the vin plate.
I personally wouldn\'t touch a car that had had a half assed colour change.
Totally blast the shell back to bare metal, inside and out or don\'t bother
 
Maybe this RX is as it left the factory though, could just be an unusual colour combination.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 16, 2009, 06:21:40 PM
Mazda only offered a grey interior with red in this the UK, and as its a 84 car they would not have been using up the remaining parts, could be worth a phone call to the number given to put us out of our misery................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 16, 2009, 06:36:01 PM
Shame no engine bay shots,few people bother stripping entire engine bay before respray.
What colour 1st gens had a brown interior.
I think green?
It\'s not blue/red/black
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 16, 2009, 07:35:37 PM
Well I\'ll leave you all to it then. Let me into the post when you\'ve sorted it.

Seriously all, thanks for the tip off, not seen it before so couldn\'t tell if it\'s been a different colour. It\'s on DVLA as red and with the correct V5 date, (so not likely to be an import).
Swopping the interior seems simple at 1st sight, but EVERYTHING has to come out, including the dash. No fun in that in my book.
Maybe someone wanted a grey interior. But as said, what colour car had a Brown Interior? Didn\'t the Opal Green have Beige Stu? White GSL SE in the US was Brown I think, maybe Maya Gold S2\'s as well?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on December 16, 2009, 08:04:34 PM
Quote from: Ian65;659819
I could do with the parts but I wouldn\'t break a road going car. We need to preserve the few that are left.
I\'d buy it to fettle and sell on if it came at the right price, but not if it had been blown over which seems likely.
I can\'t believe that anyone would specify brown as a special order or go to the trouble of changing the interior for brown.
I suppose stranger things have happened though!!

 
so buy the green one :cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 16, 2009, 08:44:20 PM
It was the gold/bronze coloured rx7,s which had the brown interiors,just seen a few on US ebay.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 17, 2009, 11:47:52 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!BhrBg0w!Wk~$(KGrHqMH-CcEsLMR8ftwBLKQeJcpgg~~_35.JPG)
 
As i thought car was originally opal green,someone else has been nosey & asked the owner on ebay:2Rolleyes
Ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 17, 2009, 12:58:43 PM
Elementary wiv ebay my dear Stu.

Just hang on here - who\'s the Holmes and who\'s the Watson in all this lot?

I\'m being relegated to Inspector Lestrade, or maybe even the gormless bobby who stands outside guarding the murder scene!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 17, 2009, 01:27:28 PM
alright guv...it\'s a fair cop!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 18, 2009, 02:05:29 PM
I\'m guessing it was A7RXY who asked the guy on ebay if his car had been resprayed?:yes
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 18, 2009, 02:13:22 PM
Oh no it wasn\'t...............he\'s behind you
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 18, 2009, 03:43:38 PM
It was Ian!:Typing
:2Rolleyes
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 18, 2009, 04:29:23 PM
it\'s on pistonheads now for £1100.00
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 18, 2009, 04:57:07 PM
Ian what is it under? I looked at Mazda RX7, but could not find it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 18, 2009, 05:02:30 PM
It\'s on my computer on page 2:2Confused
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 18, 2009, 05:05:24 PM
Should of gone to specsavers:evillaugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 18, 2009, 05:25:59 PM
Thanks Stu, I only look at the 1st page as I go on there most days..............he\'s behind you....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 21, 2009, 04:20:31 PM
Quote from: Ian65;659425
For sale on Ebay in Herts, A244 MEL, series 3, 1984
 
 
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mel2.jpg)
 
Looks like a parts / or project car

only made £250 reserve not met
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 21, 2009, 04:37:52 PM
I wonder if it we now be broken.............if so I\'ll have the wheels.........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 21, 2009, 05:24:16 PM
I emailed the guy on ebay & told him he can advertise ere for free,see if he turns up or relists,A7RXY if u get the wheels,mazda still sell the centre caps,got some for mine,can\'t be arsed to look up price,but i know you\'ll probably ask!
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 21, 2009, 05:26:18 PM
Hmmmm,looks like it may have a leccy ariel
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 21, 2009, 08:23:05 PM
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/Bh6jVfwBmkKGrHqQH-CwE.jpg)

 Now on Ebay
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on December 22, 2009, 11:46:22 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;660834
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/Bh6jVfwBmkKGrHqQH-CwE.jpg)

 Now on Ebay

Paul\'s (riber3) on here. Been selling since the spring I think. This ones the 3 litre Omega engine....Bet that goes some!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 22, 2009, 02:51:03 PM
I wish him the best with his sale,but i doubt he\'ll get £7.5k for the car,it\'s a very niche car he\'s created & personally i don\'t think he should of stuck a vauxhall engine in,instead of a rotor.
But who knows maybe there\'s a buyer out there who hates rotaries but loves the work done on his fb,it has been done to a G8 standard,but i suspect it\'ll take a long time to sell at that price,although it\'s probably cost him more than that to do it.
ta stu:WaveBye
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on December 23, 2009, 04:34:07 PM
Quote from: Ian65;659805
anyone fancy a nice christmas present to themselves?
just seen this on ebay...
 
1984 series 3, B682 XEW, pretty low miles, low prev keepers and 12 mths ticket, brown interior though?? cheap start @ 99 quid
 
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/maz1.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/maz2.jpg)
 
 
 
 
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Sold for £751
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 23, 2009, 06:06:40 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;661171
Sold for £751
Strong money but nice to see a roadworthy 1st gen sold on.
Lets hope we see it on the forum
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on December 24, 2009, 12:44:05 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!BgYnskwBWk~$(KGrHqEH-DkEsLt)kYrwBLFERguQgg~~_35.JPG)
 
Quote from: Ian65;658658
res not met...relisted

and again...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 24, 2009, 12:59:54 PM
He\'s persistant.
What is that on the front valence/spoiler,flakey underseal?
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on December 29, 2009, 10:50:38 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!Bhh+k6gB2k~$(KGrHqQH-EIEsLrs3t3RBLJlUIHgJw~~_35.JPG)
 
relisted ebay,starting bid £150 with reserve..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on January 05, 2010, 02:01:10 PM
Quote from: syebba;662101
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!Bhh+k6gB2k~$(KGrHqQH-EIEsLrs3t3RBLJlUIHgJw~~_35.JPG)
 
relisted ebay,starting bid £150 with reserve..

only attracted 2 bids, and made £155, reserve not met..... dear me, is that really all it\'s worth?
 
By the way, happy new year everyone!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 05, 2010, 04:08:07 PM
Selling a sports car that needs work (or one that doesn\'t for that matter) in the depths of a really cold winter is possibly not the time for best prices?  Don\'t know.
And Happy New Year to you Ian. Not many 1st Gens for sale anywhere at the moment?
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Post by: Ian65 on January 05, 2010, 05:39:33 PM
Quote from: David Nock;663468
Selling a sports car that needs work (or one that doesn\'t for that matter) in the depths of a really cold winter is possibly not the time for best prices?

Yeah, that\'s right, a bad time to sell but even so, one and a half for a project is pretty cheap.
I\'ve always found in the past that projects seemed to sell well in the winter, cause that\'s the time to do them up, when theres s** all else to do!
Not that I\'m stuck for something to do at the moment!
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Post by: captainbizzaro on January 05, 2010, 08:22:01 PM
I was tempted to bid on this for the hubs and whatnot alone so I can get away from the hens teeth 110x4 stud pattern but forgot to bid. Happy new year David!

Tim
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 06, 2010, 01:02:19 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;663521
I was tempted to bid on this for the hubs and whatnot alone so I can get away from the hens teeth 110x4 stud pattern but forgot to bid. Happy new year David!

Tim

Same to you Tim... Happy motoring all (When we can dig our cars out)!!!:3Confused
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Post by: captainbizzaro on January 06, 2010, 05:58:18 PM
Tell me about it, even if Neville wasnt up on axle stands I wouldnt be able to get the main door open where he resides!
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Post by: shaunwil on January 06, 2010, 06:22:44 PM
Been in the FB all week. Not been over 3k rpm and even been near 5th gear !

Not the best weather, definitely not recommended  !

Shaun
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Post by: Ian65 on January 06, 2010, 06:40:37 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;663760
Been in the FB all week. Not been over 3k rpm and even been near 5th gear !
 
Not the best weather, definitely not recommended !
 
Shaun

I nearly used the RX7 today instead of the Jag, thinking that a manual would be better than an auto. Changed my mind at the last minute and it was lucky I did... slide on some ice on a B road at 10mph and only the ABS saved me. If I\'d been in the FB, I\'d have shunted it!
I\'m leaving mine on the drive until things warm up!!
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Post by: shaunwil on January 06, 2010, 06:53:28 PM
Its the only motor at the minute so no real choice !

Did the wheels scrub up ok ??

Shaun
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Post by: Ian65 on January 06, 2010, 07:08:49 PM
I\'m gonna refurb them and put them on this....
 
http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page317.htm
 
Probably going to get Pristine wheels to recut them.
They\'re still in my garage at the moment!!
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Post by: A7RXY on January 06, 2010, 07:24:55 PM
I had to use mine today, as HID\'s was in for a service, lucky on main roads only, first time it will have had any road salt on it for a very long time, lets hope its not to long before I can hose it off.
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Post by: A7RXY on January 06, 2010, 09:02:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;663775
I\'m gonna refurb them and put them on this....
 
http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page317.htm
 
Probably going to get Pristine wheels to recut them.
They\'re still in my garage at the moment!!


   Ian, Great website keep up the good work, can\'t wait untill the next instalment.

    Dibs
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Post by: Ian65 on January 06, 2010, 09:12:52 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;663803
Ian, Great website keep up the good work, can\'t wait untill the next instalment.
 
Dibs

Thanks Dibs,
I can\'t wait to get back into the garage and get stuck into the project again but minus 7 is much too cold!
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Post by: syebba on January 06, 2010, 09:24:48 PM
It\'s warm tomorrow @ + 1c,you could crack on.
Poland is -20c.
ta..
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Post by: Ian65 on January 06, 2010, 09:36:10 PM
Quote from: syebba;663807
It\'s warm tomorrow @ + 1c,you could crack on.
Poland is -20c.
ta..
I was in Lanzarote 3 days ago by the pool, 80 degrees, so this weather seems like -20 to me!
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Post by: mpk490p on January 07, 2010, 09:04:49 AM
nice one Ian, know what you mean about the weather i had to put a new battery on my A4 but starting up the RX7 soon warmed me and the garage up lol
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 07, 2010, 11:50:33 AM
Quote from: Ian65;663767
I nearly used the RX7 today instead of the Jag, thinking that a manual would be better than an auto. Changed my mind at the last minute and it was lucky I did... slide on some ice on a B road at 10mph and only the ABS saved me. If I\'d been in the FB, I\'d have shunted it!
I\'m leaving mine on the drive until things warm up!!

We could start a whole new thread here. Our Merc is a 3 litre V6 with 7 speed auto and back tyres more like garden rollers. Even in winter driving mode it\'s got way too much torque delivery for snow and ice so skids and slips everywhere.....but it\'s got ABS, ESP, a zillion airbags and GNWEIICFTS, (God knows what else if I can find the switches)....so if we are rash enough to go out we stand a far better chance in a shunt than good ol\' RX7 Gus. His 205 tyres and light weight are still a bit too much for snow conditions, even though the torque is way down.
:3gears-rh - Going Nowhere.

So yeah, staying in catching up on computer jobs like LP converting and photo copying.
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Post by: syebba on January 07, 2010, 04:38:46 PM
@dave,whats LP converting.
Is that abbreviated for \'loadsa porn?\':Giggle
Ta stu...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 07, 2010, 04:56:30 PM
Ooh No.... Only soft porn off tele these days. Anyone see that Murderland with Robbie Coltrane the other week? Some good SP in the last episode..when the black pants fell onto the floor.....Wow. Licking lips emoticon required here.

Its recording LP\'s using a system like Roxio Platinum (I use Roxio Toast for Mac) and transferring them to CD\'s Stu.
I was given about 120 top quality classical albums about a year ago that had hardly been on a turntable. Trouble is it\'s a real time (soundstream) process. An album takes 45 minutes to do both sides, then you scan in the cover artwork and print CD covers and lables. I reckon on about 3 hours per Album for a very good home produced CD.
A total waste of time if you don\'t like Classical Music. But if you do like it, some of these records are historic and unobtainable now....\'Cos everyone\'s dead!  Woops.
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Post by: A7RXY on January 07, 2010, 05:07:40 PM
I\'d love to do that with all my old Motown LP\'s, but taking them to parties in the late 60\'s early 70\'s has put paid to that..............lots of background noises, must be the scratches.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 07, 2010, 06:09:36 PM
Quote from: David Nock;663932
Ooh No.... Only soft porn off tele these days. Anyone see that Murderland with Robbie Coltrane the other week? Some good SP in the last episode..when the black pants fell onto the floor.....Wow. Licking lips emoticon required here.:mmmm

Woops.


And the girl had some neat kit as well!!!:Giggle

Couldn\'t resist that one.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 07, 2010, 06:13:41 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;663936
I\'d love to do that with all my old Motown LP\'s, but taking them to parties in the late 60\'s early 70\'s has put paid to that..............lots of background noises, must be the scratches.


You can edit quite a bit out Dibs but ideally you need a pristine album as a starting point.
These LP\'s I mention were an old guy\'s in Manchester. When he died his nephew was taking them to the dump but offered them to 1st comers instead.
Cost me 2 bottles of Vin Not Ordinaire (good stuff) but I\'m thrilled to bits with the quality coming off the software.
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 07, 2010, 08:42:07 PM
To answer the thread title,I hear from a reliable source there are 187 1st gens still on the road.Sounds about right.
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Post by: 12at on January 07, 2010, 10:04:40 PM
Not to sure if you got this one on your list - i got it as a pair when i bought my first FB here in the UK. I stripped this one and it went to the scrappers.
 
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA120462.jpg)
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA120461.jpg)
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA110457.jpg)
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA110456.jpg)
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA110454.jpg)
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Post by: mpk490p on January 08, 2010, 11:20:34 AM
interesting sure my car\'s original plate was C - CKL sure Dave would know (the plates are in the garage which is full of brass monkeys!)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 08, 2010, 12:06:13 PM
Great 12at. Thanks. No I didn\'t have this one. Already got 4 CKLs, this one makes 5.
We worked out on this forum that the KL\'s were Mazda\'s own registered cars. Their Tonbridge Wells HQ was in the Maidstone Registration area in the 1980\'s.

Mark---you were originally C921 EKL. Same difference, KL says a Maidstone car when new.

Friday lunchtime....off out to fight the Monkeys in an hour....BRRRR!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 08, 2010, 12:19:25 PM
Quote from: Timrxmotors;663976
To answer the thread title,I hear from a reliable source there are 187 1st gens still on the road.Sounds about right.

Hi Tim, I\'ve got 197 complete cars at the moment, made up as follows:-

Licenced or Track Cars.......S3 49,.......S2 16,........S1 3,

SORN or Project Cars.........S3 66,.......S2 24,........S1 7,

Unclassified (No Reg Nos)...S3 23,.......S2 7,..........S1 2,

If you want an Excel Spreadsheet of geographically where most of these cars are in the UK  then drop me an email -- dgnock at btopenworld dot com
This list is by colour and rough location only by the way, no Reg numbers or exact places. I cannot uplink Excel to the Forum for some reason.
Your purple peril is in the 16 S2 runners above Tim.
I\'m told you often have quite a few 1st gens in your yard Tim. I\'d appreciate any details you can give me providing your customers would not object.
You can email me any time.. Thanks David
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Post by: 12at on January 08, 2010, 02:10:57 PM
Here is my other FB i owned but sold - i believe the owner who i sold to ended up selling it to Stacy if i remember correctly..   I should never have sold this one :(
 
Stacy where is the car now??
 
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/DSC_0786.jpg)
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/PA110452.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 08, 2010, 05:28:40 PM
Quote from: 12at;664123
Here is my other FB i owned but sold - i believe the owner who i sold to ended up selling it to Stacy if i remember correctly..   I should never have sold this one :(
 

I think you\'re right about that mate, YYO looked good. I followed it moving about. It\'s off to a sunnier place if Stacy doesn\'t mind me letting on.
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 09, 2010, 11:39:06 AM
All these are no longer taxed,but are not going for scrap.
Series 1,Q193 RYT,and one unreg LHD.
Series 2,FLB 107Y,TAL 7X,EPR 160Y,YLW 58X,A980 KKJ
Series 3,C711 RGW,C321 TGU,B689 FOC,A1 GCE,B983 SKR,C198 KVX,B677 AOG,A543 LRU,B338 WEV
and a series 2 still on the road,VRU 44X
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Post by: A7RXY on January 09, 2010, 12:18:27 PM
Tim/David.......B338 WEV, thats is Alan Rees old car.
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Post by: Skifledanabit on January 09, 2010, 12:35:44 PM
I didn\'t realise Tim was on here! lol
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 09, 2010, 02:16:23 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;664328
Tim/David.......B338 WEV, thats is Alan Rees old car.
.
Yes, I saw that it was in Tim\'s Yard.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 09, 2010, 02:23:39 PM
Quote from: Timrxmotors;664320
All these are no longer taxed,but are not going for scrap.
Series 1,Q193 RYT,and one unreg LHD.
Series 2,FLB 107Y,TAL 7X,EPR 160Y,YLW 58X,A980 KKJ
Series 3,C711 RGW,C321 TGU,B689 FOC,A1 GCE,B983 SKR,C198 KVX,B677 AOG,A543 LRU,B338 WEV
and a series 2 still on the road,VRU 44X
Blimy Tim, You\'ve given me indigestion sorting these out. I\'d already got a few, WEV as being Alan Rees\'s old car and B 677 AOG was saved from the scrapman in the late 1990\'s by a lady owner, Teri. I\'ll be a while here but I think it\'s safe to say you\'ve pushed Hampshire or Surrey out of the top spot county by county. Dorset is now a clear leader....Your 17 and Captain Biz\'s Neville makes 18!
But where\'s the Purple Peril Tim...(LLK). Have you done him in?:2Confused
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Post by: Ian65 on January 09, 2010, 02:35:32 PM
Quote from: 12at;664123
Here is my other FB i owned but sold - i believe the owner who i sold to ended up selling it to Stacy if i remember correctly.. I should never have sold this one :(
 
 
 
(http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af296/bo0557/DSC_0786.jpg)

Isn\'t that the car that had it\'s interior swapped with B309 VYV ?
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Post by: 12at on January 09, 2010, 03:42:57 PM
It is and i should never have sold YYO or done the interior swap !!
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 09, 2010, 07:46:34 PM
Quote from: David Nock;664354
Blimy Tim, You\'ve given me indigestion sorting these out. I\'d already got a few, WEV as being Alan Rees\'s old car and B 677 AOG was saved from the scrapman in the late 1990\'s by a lady owner, Teri. I\'ll be a while here but I think it\'s safe to say you\'ve pushed Hampshire or Surrey out of the top spot county by county. Dorset is now a clear leader....Your 17 and Captain Biz\'s Neville makes 18!
But where\'s the Purple Peril Tim...(LLK). Have you done him in?:2Confused

A925 LLK purple peril is alive and well,but you already have it listed.Got another series 1 coming soon,a green one! Terri still owns B677 AOG,think I\'ve adopted it.
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 09, 2010, 07:50:55 PM
Quote from: Skifledanabit;664333
I didn\'t realise Tim was on here! lol

Thought my username would give it away.
:)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 10, 2010, 01:25:04 PM
Quote from: Timrxmotors;664394
A925 LLK purple peril is alive and well,but you already have it listed.Got another series 1 coming soon,a green one! Terri still owns B677 AOG,think I\'ve adopted it.


Thanks Tim. That makes Dorset an absolutely stonking winner so far in the complete-cars-by-county championship. 18 to Tim alone.:god Plus 2 others - Captain Biz and one other that was being auctioned last July.
If you could remember to let me have details on the green one when it arrives that would be great.

Thanks, Dave
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Post by: captainbizzaro on January 10, 2010, 02:24:08 PM
Up the Dorset Massive woop woop lol:Giggle
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Post by: A7RXY on January 10, 2010, 02:54:45 PM
More like "One man and his 7\'s"..............
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Post by: captainbizzaro on January 10, 2010, 06:02:31 PM
Surely it\'s only a matter of time before Tim starts wearing a cape and paints all those FB\'s white with black spots......

Just you wait-you heard it here first.:p
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Post by: THE MAD KIWI on January 10, 2010, 06:14:09 PM
Quote from: Timrxmotors;664394
A925 LLK purple peril is alive and well,but you already have it listed.Got another series 1 coming soon,a green one! Terri still owns B677 AOG,think I\'ve adopted it.

is the green one up for parts i could do with a few bits
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 10, 2010, 06:34:02 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;664561
is the green one up for parts i could do with a few bits

No,it is a series 1,they appear to be rarer than RX3\'s,they all rusted away,not helped by those aftermarket glass sunroofs that were fitted to most of them.I have scrapped dozens of them,so should have parts you need.
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Post by: rei99 on January 11, 2010, 08:22:38 AM
Quote from: Timrxmotors;664320
All these are no longer taxed,but are not going for scrap.
Series 1,Q193 RYT,and one unreg LHD.

MMmm... How color was this?
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Post by: Timrxmotors on January 11, 2010, 08:00:30 PM
Quote from: rei99;664636
MMmm... How color was this?

The LHD one is \'gunmetal grey\' colour in totally standard condition,with grey/black interior.Came from Switzerland about 15 years ago.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 16, 2010, 04:26:00 PM
Quote from: Ian65;649152
David,
do you have this one on the list?, black series 1
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/JYP156W.jpg)


There were only 3 road or track Series 1\'s, not on SORN. Now there are only 2 as this black one is now a rolling chassis: I believe it\'s for sale with parts but with no motor and on steel wheels.:2Confused
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Post by: Ian65 on January 16, 2010, 05:44:24 PM
lets hope someone puts it back together.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 18, 2010, 11:46:29 AM
Series 2 Red car OYY and Series 3 Omega/Widebody both back on ebay this morning.
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Post by: Ian65 on January 19, 2010, 03:59:36 PM
Quote from: David Nock;666113
Series 2 Red car OYY  back on ebay this morning.

optimistic pricing and it used to be silver as well. No wonder it\'s sticking
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Post by: J_T on January 19, 2010, 04:03:19 PM
Quote from: David Nock;665680
There were only 3 road or track Series 1\'s, not on SORN. Now there are only 2 as this black one is now a rolling chassis: I believe it\'s for sale with parts but with no motor and on steel wheels.:2Confused


Where\'s this one for sale?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 19, 2010, 04:12:15 PM
Quote from: J_T;666356
Where\'s this one for sale?

PM sent J_T
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Post by: syebba on January 23, 2010, 07:45:31 PM
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1455/1455529-2.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=1455529&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=3)
 
£650 on pistonheads.
ta stu
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Post by: syebba on January 23, 2010, 07:54:11 PM
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1390/1390355-1t.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/1390355.htm)
 
Sold on pistonheads...
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Post by: Ian65 on January 23, 2010, 08:10:13 PM
Quote from: syebba;667339
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1455/1455529-2.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=1455529&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=3)
 
£650 on pistonheads.
ta stu

looks quite tidy, that colour suits it
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Post by: A7RXY on January 23, 2010, 08:17:27 PM
Funny old life I\'ve spent more than that on bits lately..................
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Post by: syebba on January 23, 2010, 08:20:06 PM
It looks dead smart,exterior & interior,even alloys look good,but piccies always make a car look better than it could be.
Wonder where it needs welding,advert very basic.
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on January 23, 2010, 08:30:04 PM
Funny old life I\'ve spent more than that on bits lately..................
 
err,me too!
New tyres/refurbed wheels/new centre caps,light lenses etc,etc,
soon adds up!:eek:
ta stu
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Post by: A7RXY on January 23, 2010, 08:33:00 PM
Someones got to do it or the mark would die....................
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Post by: syebba on January 23, 2010, 08:42:04 PM
That\'s true,be good if someone else did it & i picked a minter up for a grand!
ta stu..
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Post by: A7RXY on January 23, 2010, 08:43:00 PM
dream on....................
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 24, 2010, 12:04:38 PM
It does look tidy this Blue one. But also 12at\'s Silver one could be a great project ....maybe with the 2004 engine from this Blue One??...... That\'s about £1400 for both, a bit of work (in this case a bit=loads of transporter miles and a lot of humping engines/gearboxes).

Result, 36,000 mile Silver car with neat Grey/Black interior, 2004 rebuilt engine. T and T for a year, loadsa spares left over

And the Registrations are only 54 Nos apart in the same Reg District.

.....If I was 120 years younger!!!!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 24, 2010, 12:17:15 PM
But the seller of the Blue one has laid a fishy trail for us to follow....Ross Fisher?   Hmm that\'s a Trawlerman\'s name.
Only enquiry so far from that american guy Red H Erring Jnr.

(I know funny names when I see them.....my Mum and Dad wanted Richard Nicholas Nock...DickNickNock!)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 24, 2010, 12:43:36 PM
Quote from: David Nock;667451


And the Registrations are only 54 Nos apart in the same Reg District.



Maybe another cluster here. VYV seems to have been Central London.
Now got 3 VYV\'s all from around Sept/Oct 1984
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Post by: Ian65 on January 24, 2010, 01:09:52 PM
Quote from: David Nock;667451
It does look tidy this Blue one. But also 12at\'s Silver one could be a great project ....maybe with the 2004 engine from this Blue One??...... That\'s about £1400 for both, a bit of work (in this case a bit=loads of transporter miles and a lot of humping engines/gearboxes).
 
Result, 36,000 mile Silver car with neat Grey/Black interior, 2004 rebuilt engine. T and T for a year, loadsa spares left over
 

12at\'s car is a good project for someone but I think that the milage, unless absolutely 100% verifiable, is irrelevant.
It\'s still a 26 year old shell.
You can buy a 100,000 mile car thats been looked after thats better than a 30,000 mile car that\'s spent it\'s life on the coast in the sea air.
Condition is all important, not so much age or milage
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Post by: A7RXY on January 25, 2010, 03:39:28 PM
David have you got this one, dont think it will hit the road again....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Spairs-Repairs-Restoring-Mazda-RX7-1983-2-3_W0QQitemZ320479608795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item4a9e12bfdb
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Post by: syebba on January 25, 2010, 04:12:59 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/11/!BkZb9OQBWk~$(KGrHqYH-DoEt!cqyH6LBL(Y(h,qs!~~_35.JPG)
 
ebay..
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on January 25, 2010, 04:18:10 PM
Blast.....just look at your timings. I\'m logging in to tell you about it and there\'s 2 posts in already.....Hope the vote counters are as quick as you guys on election night. Billericay wasn\'t it - always first result in!

Think the little seaside car above will not turn another wheel.
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Post by: Ian65 on January 31, 2010, 08:19:00 PM
Red 1984 series 3 A177 SVW on ebay in Glasgow
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Bk5WgTwBmkKGrHqYH-C4Es-s5-dBLZc9DcZ.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on January 31, 2010, 08:47:37 PM
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Red 1984 series 3 A177 SVW on ebay in Glasgow

resprayed in red.... dvla still have it down as green.
tax runs out tomorrow.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on January 31, 2010, 08:48:15 PM
Selling cos the tax and mot have run out, sounds odd.
If it was a good car wouldnt you put a ticket on it to sell it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on January 31, 2010, 08:51:39 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;669229
Selling cos the tax and mot have run out, sounds odd.
If it was a good car wouldnt you put a ticket on it to sell it.

definitely.... not worth much at all without one...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 12:00:30 AM
quote
\'MOT & tax just ran out,hence getting rid of car\'
 
Hmmm,dose\'nt instill confidence for buyers?
I\'d be dubious about buying a car resprayed 8 months ago,unless they had photographic evidence it was done properly & not just a blow over.
It may be a good car,but then again?
Ta stu...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 01, 2010, 11:35:06 AM
Got it now guys....Thanks all. That makes only 6 1st Gens in Scotland....all S3\'s.

Ideal 2nd car to the ministerial jag for Gord?  Soon get all the potholes fixated...and the fuel taxed reduced.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 01, 2010, 11:53:37 AM
Quote from: David Nock;669352
Got it now guys....Thanks all. That makes only 6 1st Gens in Scotland....all S3\'s.
 
Ideal 2nd car to the ministerial jag for Gord? Soon get all the potholes fixated...and the fuel taxed reduced.

soon be his only car...hopefully
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on February 01, 2010, 02:10:49 PM
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(http://i.ebayimg.com/11/%21BkZb9OQBWk%7E$%28KGrHqYH-DoEt%21cqyH6LBL%28Y%28h,qs%21%7E%7E_35.JPG)




 
ebay..


  Went for £85.50, dont think it had a reserve

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Spairs-Repairs-Restoring-Mazda-RX7-1983-2-3_W0QQitemZ320479608795QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAutomobiles_UK?hash=item4a9e12bfdb
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 03:16:03 PM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Bk5WgTwBmkKGrHqYH-C4Es-s5-dBLZc9DcZ.jpg)
 
This is why there\'s no opal green cars left,they keep getting resprayed a different colour!
This one & about 4 others i\'ve seen 4 sale in the last year all opal green originally,not anymore.
I like the opal green,think it looks classy.
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 03:18:46 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/11/%21BkZb9OQBWk%7E$%28KGrHqYH-DoEt%21cqyH6LBL%28Y%28h,qs%21%7E%7E_35.JPG)
 
Went 4 £85.50,looks a spares car,still someone got a good deal for parts.
Ta stu.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 01, 2010, 03:48:09 PM
Quote from: syebba;669399

This is why there\'s no opal green cars left,they keep getting resprayed a different colour!
This one & about 4 others i\'ve seen 4 sale in the last year all opal green originally,not anymore.
I like the opal green,think it looks classy.
Ta stu..

I must say that opal green is my least favourite of all the 1st gen colours, but there again, I just hate green.
I\'d never buy a green car, full stop.
I know that there are some really clean opal green cars in the club and I can appreciate the work that goes into keeping them that way but it\'s not for me.
The other problem with them is that most of them appear to have interior colours that seem to clash with the paintwork. ie. brown...
Even if you respray the car a different colour, which again devalues it, you are still stuck with a dodgy interior colour.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 04:13:48 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4321973005_44c9e94e57_o.jpg)
 
Well maybe i\'m biased,i love green,off topic a pic of my dax cobra in BRG,it\'s a much darker green than the mazda opal green,some cars it suits,some it may not.
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 04:15:03 PM
I agree with you on the brown interiors though,not my thing either.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on February 01, 2010, 04:17:12 PM
Your right BRG does look good on classic cars, Morgan, MGB\'s etc, but I do not think it looks good on moden cars...........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 08:17:08 PM
(http://www.rx7-uk.co.uk/pics/cgh2_p.jpg) (http://www.rx7-uk.co.uk/pics/cgh2.jpg)
 
pulled off old rx7 club site[sean houlaine]
is this on ur records dave,probably scrap by now?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 08:19:40 PM
(http://www.rx7-uk.co.uk/pics/oldcar2_p.jpg) (http://www.rx7-uk.co.uk/pics/oldcar2.jpg)
 
again off old rx7 club site..
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 01, 2010, 08:51:49 PM
Just found this pic,
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/e04e_4.jpg?t=1265057302)
Was a car I went to look at about a year ago, ive had look on the thread but cant find a mention of it.
Is it new to you David?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 01, 2010, 08:58:30 PM
Quote from: syebba;669499

pulled off old rx7 club site[sean houlaine]
is this on ur records dave,probably scrap by now?

Still about but on sorn until May this year
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 09:30:32 PM
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/e04e_4.jpg?t=1265057302)
 
 
Thats a very smart S3,is that a glass moonroof on top,everyone seems to be after?
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 01, 2010, 09:41:59 PM
Best part about it was the leather interior.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/f7d9_4.jpg?t=1265060441)
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 01, 2010, 10:05:27 PM
Nice seats but.........it\'s green
 
unlicensed since March \'09
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 01, 2010, 10:16:47 PM
Quote from: Ian65;669538
Nice seats but.........it\'s green
 
Thats why I didnt buy it (thought it was silver)
It had a rebuilt engine
full leather interior with "Rx7" embosed into seat backs and door cards
Had a respray a couple of years earlier, with all side trim and spoiler removed
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 01, 2010, 10:17:46 PM
There was a car 4 sale very much like that 2 years or so on here,had been completely rebuilt & had leather interior/rx7 interior logo\'s & no rear spoiler,wonder if it\'s the same one?
What about if we made it SHINEY green Ian?
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 01, 2010, 10:26:50 PM
Sounds like the same one.
It was in Sutton Coldfield when I viewed it.
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 01, 2010, 10:40:27 PM
Quote from: syebba;669546
What about if we made it SHINEY green Ian?
ta stu..

no chance, if i happened to somehow end up with a green car, I\'d break it for bits!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 02, 2010, 12:30:40 PM
I\'ve got the white one and the battered red one already. White on Sorn in Bucks and the red one almost certainly gone to heaven.
The other one I\'ve got down as Met Green, was for sale in Aug 2008 in West Yorks - the interior looked pink when I viewed it then on screen. Looks a lot better on here.
It had an export marker against it on DVLA recently so mayhap gone to Ireland.
It might be back in the club forums, I\'ll have a look later.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 02, 2010, 12:47:17 PM
No the forums don\'t go back far enough on Cars for Sale.  Anyway it was an e bay advert that I saw. Date 4th Aug 2008, in Halifax.
Was it in Sutton Coldfield after that Keith?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 02, 2010, 06:00:25 PM
Couldnt remember when it was but the pics on my pc were created in Jan 09 so looks like it was after August 08.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 03, 2010, 01:02:25 PM
Yes then, probably sold from Halifax ebay to Sutton Coldfield and maybe exported from there (or maybe not) - we\'ll have to see it it surfaces again.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 03, 2010, 02:43:28 PM
Well i think we can safely say if it resurfaces,Ian wont buy it!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on February 05, 2010, 03:45:04 PM
http://cid-295ed4eaad4a058d.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Mazda%20RX-7/IMG%5E_0476.JPG
 
this is 4 sale on the other forum. from wales
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rei99 on February 05, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
Other forum? :confused: Link link :D
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 05, 2010, 05:59:06 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;670367
http://cid-295ed4eaad4a058d.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Mazda%20RX-7/IMG%5E_0476.JPG
 
this is 4 sale on the other forum. from wales

That\'s great Mark.
I\'ve the car No. on my Register from being spotted last August by Jono FD3 on here. You\'ve sorted out a problem for me because the owner was posting on Ex\'le last year without a pic or anything and I had thought he was in another car until today... Thanks mate.  
Dave.:wave
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 05, 2010, 06:12:08 PM
Quote from: rei99;670369
Other forum? :confused: Link link :D


PM sent Davide.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 05, 2010, 06:14:47 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;670367
http://cid-295ed4eaad4a058d.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Mazda%20RX-7/IMG%5E_0476.JPG
 
this is 4 sale on the other forum. from wales

Hope he finds a buyer for the car as it is, as he says he may break it if it doesn\'t sell.
It looks quite clean in the pics
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 05, 2010, 06:19:58 PM
Yes, Johno who spotted it (3 times he saw it) said it looked very tidy to him as it went past.
The front chassis and wheels want a sort out, otherwise it looks nice.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 05, 2010, 07:01:27 PM
I used to be able to get on the other forum,wont let me on now.
Question,what does mazda say cc of 13b is,i put 1.3 is this right?
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on February 05, 2010, 08:46:36 PM
sorry to say shes goinging to be broken he said
 
"1985 FB is for sale, taxed until 30 April 2010. MOT until 7th May 2010.

Very good runner, a real pleasure to drive. Recent new fuel filter (Jan 2010).

Reason for sale is that I was going to touch up the nose piece due to some rust holes, and discovered that the front right chassis is corroded to such an extent that the bumper on that side was only just being held in place.

Do not have the time or inclination to repair.

Any reasonable offers welcome, willing to break and sell parts individually if I cannot sell the whole car.

85000 miles, all electrics working perfectly.

Petrol tank refurbished by Re-NU in Hartlepool in 2009."
 
so i think shes a goner
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 05, 2010, 09:17:57 PM
That\'s a shame,looked like a good one in the pics,another example of an fb hiding rust well.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: DaveCollins on February 05, 2010, 10:57:08 PM
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I must say that opal green is my least favourite of all the 1st gen colours, but there again, I just hate green.
I\'d never buy a green car, full stop.
I know that there are some really clean opal green cars in the club and I can appreciate the work that goes into keeping them that way but it\'s not for me.
The other problem with them is that most of them appear to have interior colours that seem to clash with the paintwork. ie. brown...
Even if you respray the car a different colour, which again devalues it, you are still stuck with a dodgy interior colour.


I am really lucky with mine because Mazda ran out of brown at the end of the production run so my Opal Green car has a factory fitted black trim instead of the horrible beige trim it should have had.  Anyone else come across an Opal green car with the black trim?

Dave
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Post by: myatt1972 on February 06, 2010, 12:11:12 AM
Ive never seen black trim in a s2/s3 must be quite rare.
Keith...
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Post by: Ian65 on February 06, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
Mazda class it as black but it\'s actually the grey trim that many of us have.
Having said that, whilst the seat and door card inserts are all the same grey material, the plastic trim differs between black, charcoal and grey, even though Madza still class them as black.
 
Sunrise red cars should have black trim but mines more greyish
Black cars should have black trim but mines a sort of mix of black and charcoal.
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Post by: syebba on February 06, 2010, 11:37:08 AM
post a pic up of ur red rex\'s interior ian,see if it\'s the same colours as mine & A7RXY?
Our cars were near end of production run,so maybe they just fitted what was left in parts bin as in Daves car.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 06, 2010, 11:51:13 AM
Quote from: syebba;670429
Question,what does mazda say cc of 13b is,i put 1.3 is this right?
ta stu..

Yes, I\'m fairly sure that\'s right. The 12A has swept volume of 1150 cc therefore by agreement taxed as a 2300 by DVLA when new.
The 13B was increased to swept volume 1300 cc therefore taxed as a 2600 cc when new.
They will both be £190 Road Fund now though as they\'re both bigger engines in the pre 2001 road tax rules.:eek:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 06, 2010, 06:02:54 PM
Quote from: syebba;670429
I used to be able to get on the other forum,wont let me on now.
Question,what does mazda say cc of 13b is,i put 1.3 is this right?
ta stu..

a 13b is 1308 cc
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Post by: syebba on February 06, 2010, 06:39:24 PM
Ta Ian,i got it off wikipedia in the end!
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Post by: DaveCollins on February 07, 2010, 03:18:45 PM
This is my "black" interior which as you can see is mostly shades of grey.

Dave
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Post by: Ian65 on February 07, 2010, 03:36:39 PM
Quote from: syebba;670569
post a pic up of ur red rex\'s interior ian,see if it\'s the same colours as mine & A7RXY?
Our cars were near end of production run,so maybe they just fitted what was left in parts bin as in Daves car.
ta stu..

These pics are from my red car... this trim is described by Mazda as black...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t3.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t4.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t5.jpg)
 
These 2 are from my black car, trim also described as black.
It is actually slightly darker than it looks in the photos, the flash bleached the colours out a bit.
It still ain\'t \'black\' black though!
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t6.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/t7.jpg)
 
I think that you\'re probably right about them using up the trim.
Same sort of thing as the useless aircon button on later cars.
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Post by: syebba on February 07, 2010, 03:48:03 PM
Yep thats exactly the same trim as mine.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 07, 2010, 04:57:53 PM
And mine..............
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Post by: myatt1972 on February 07, 2010, 05:36:30 PM
And mine !
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Post by: A7RXY on February 07, 2010, 07:24:38 PM
Quote from: Ian65;669214
Red 1984 series 3 A177 SVW on ebay in Glasgow
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Bk5WgTwBmkKGrHqYH-C4Es-s5-dBLZc9DcZ.jpg)

   Sold for £430 and had 17 bids.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 07, 2010, 07:38:32 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;670814
Sold for £430 and had 17 bids.

I think that\'s quite strong for a car with no mot and a change of colour.
Even if it didn\'t need much work for the mot, it\'s still had a change of colour.
I\'m not a fan of green cars but the original  Mazda opal green isn\'t completely horrible and I\'d rather have that than some half a***d respray in another colour.
It surprises me that more of the 1st gens that are sold don\'t end up on this forum given the wealth of information that\'s available here about them.
Most seem to sell and then disappear again.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 07, 2010, 11:15:53 PM
In many photo\'s the opal green looks silver to me!
Yeah i\'m surprised there are\'nt more new 1st gen owners on here,though some of the cars do seem to change hands frequently!
Ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 08, 2010, 01:10:54 AM
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1486/1486886-4.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/largepic.asp?i=1486886&noPics=7&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=5)
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Post by: syebba on February 08, 2010, 01:12:41 AM
noticed how narrow that garage is?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on February 08, 2010, 06:18:43 AM
Quote from: syebba;670940
noticed how narrow that garage is?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..

 
all garages in England are narrow compaired to New Zealand my dad is having his extended over here and the builders cant understand why he wants to use it as a garage to store a car in it :confused:
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Post by: A7RXY on February 08, 2010, 08:49:21 AM
Looks to be a nice clean car, lets hope it goes to someone who will put it back where it belongs, on the road...............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 08, 2010, 12:00:41 PM
Quote from: syebba;670940
noticed how narrow that garage is?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..

\'Tis narrow indeed for them bat-eared mirrors. My garage is wide so I never noticed the ugly mirrors. Grrrr. Stu what have you done?.....:Hammer
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 08, 2010, 12:04:23 PM
Quote from: syebba;670939
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1486/1486886-4.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/largepic.asp?i=1486886&noPics=7&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=5)


It was on ebay last summer in King\'s Lynn.Didn\'t sell then. Looks quite nice.
Anyone noticed there\'s not many underbonnet pics on recent car ads?
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Post by: Ian65 on February 08, 2010, 04:33:01 PM
Quote from: syebba;670939
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1486/1486886-4.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/SALES/largepic.asp?i=1486886&noPics=7&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=5)

If it\'s as good as it looks and the seller says it is, they should put a mot on it.
For the price they\'re asking, I\'d want a long mot.
Always makes me suspicious when a car is described as \'in excellent condition\' but without a current mot.
I\'d want it super cheap to cover myself.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 08, 2010, 05:47:47 PM
Quote from: syebba;670940
noticed how narrow that garage is?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..

That\'s the beauty of uk spec 1st gen folding mirrors!
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Post by: Ian65 on February 08, 2010, 06:31:15 PM
one for the list???
 
A721 NKP Green Series 3 1984
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 09, 2010, 11:26:39 AM
Quote from: Ian65;671113
one for the list???
 
A721 NKP Green Series 3 1984


Not got that....shows as Unlicensed since 1998 so surely a long time scrapper.

Where did you find it Ian?....sometimes when checking on DVLA a trawl of the surrounding numbers throws up 1st Gen registrations in clusters. Or sometimes there\'s a cluster of Mazda\'s but not all RX7\'s.

Interestingly I\'ve also got A715 NKP, Red,  which was in a couple of mags in the 1980\'s and 90\'s. Also now unlicensed and in my long time scrappers pile,
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 09, 2010, 05:31:35 PM
Quote from: David Nock;671247
Not got that....shows as Unlicensed since 1998 so surely a long time scrapper.
 
Where did you find it Ian?....sometimes when checking on DVLA a trawl of the surrounding numbers throws up 1st Gen registrations in clusters. Or sometimes there\'s a cluster of Mazda\'s but not all RX7\'s.
 
Interestingly I\'ve also got A715 NKP, Red, which was in a couple of mags in the 1980\'s and 90\'s. Also now unlicensed and in my long time scrappers pile,

This was a magazine car too....
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rxmag.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 09, 2010, 05:58:41 PM
Thanks Ian. 1984 mag it looks like?
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Post by: syebba on February 09, 2010, 07:56:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671095
That\'s the beauty of uk spec 1st gen folding mirrors!

Still don\'t like em!
ta stu...:p
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Post by: Ian65 on February 09, 2010, 09:55:59 PM
Quote from: syebba;671320
Still don\'t like em!
ta stu...:p

you will when you have to extend the garage to get the car in with your new mirrors!
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Post by: syebba on February 09, 2010, 11:18:42 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671362
you will when you have to extend the garage to get the car in with your new mirrors!

:eek: did\'nt think of that.
I\'ll cut some slots out in the walls either side so they\'ll fit,i\'ll just have to remember not to lean on the walls.:xconfused
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 09, 2010, 11:25:43 PM
Quote from: syebba;671388
:eek: did\'nt think of that.
I\'ll cut some slots out in the walls either side so they\'ll fit,i\'ll just have to remember not to lean on the walls.:xconfused

Unless you can learn to drive like this...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/207.jpg)
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Post by: Ian65 on February 10, 2010, 06:20:37 PM
1984 series 3 \'B\' reg project on Ebay in Milton Keynes...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rxebay.jpg)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 10, 2010, 06:23:02 PM
On ebay today......Beat me by 3 mins Ian.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 10, 2010, 06:25:46 PM
Quote from: David Nock;671538
On ebay today......Beat me by 3 mins Ian.
It was a damn close run thing!!
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Post by: captainbizzaro on February 10, 2010, 07:38:15 PM
Someone flame me if I\'m wrong but that don\'t look like no 13b!
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Post by: Ian65 on February 10, 2010, 08:15:28 PM
C173 DYN series 3, 1986, silver, being broken for spares in Norfolk.
Been off the road since 1997.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/dcc.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on February 10, 2010, 08:52:28 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671537
1984 series 3 \'B\' reg project on Ebay in Milton Keynes...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rxebay.jpg)

 
hmm looks ok but no t&t and £750 hmmm i smell a rusty rat
 
and a 13b with a 4brl well i know they are some around ot of rx4s etc but hmm here ratty rat
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Post by: syebba on February 10, 2010, 09:41:11 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;671555
Someone flame me if I\'m wrong but that don\'t look like no 13b!

Nah looks like a 12a,ur right,but oh what the hell:flamed:evillaugh
 
When\'s ur car having surgery?
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on February 10, 2010, 09:44:02 PM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/207.jpg)
 
Well the gov does say 2 wheels r better than 4.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 11, 2010, 04:51:02 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;671575

 
and a 13b with a 4brl well i know they are some around ot of rx4s etc but hmm here ratty rat

I say old chap, translating what you say, I take it we are all interested in a 13B engine being coupled up to a 4 barrel Nikki. Is that the gist of your statement Mark old friend? (pulling your leg a bit).:yes

Hmm I don\'t suppose there\'s any reason why not couple it to a carb, but why not drop the whole injection set up into it. Is that what we\'re all saying?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 11, 2010, 04:55:47 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671567
C173 DYN series 3, 1986, silver, being broken for spares in Norfolk.
Been off the road since 1997.


Not seen it before.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 11, 2010, 04:57:46 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;671575
hmm looks ok but no t&t and £750 hmmm i smell a rusty rat
 
and a 13b with a 4brl well i know they are some around ot of rx4s etc but hmm here ratty rat


Yes indeed Mark, there are a few odd things here.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 11, 2010, 07:45:13 PM
AYA 960X is for sale in this weeks Classic Car Weekly in Suffolk for £1600.
Was sold on Ebay last November in Essex.
Still think that\'s a nice car, even at that price.
I can\'t remember what it sold for last time around.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AYA960X2.jpg)
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Post by: syebba on February 11, 2010, 10:28:07 PM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/dcc.jpg)
 
Just ordered the leccy ariel off this car £15 + £10 postage.
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on February 11, 2010, 10:30:25 PM
I,m surprised none of u have noticed,the silver rex has a different type of spoiler on the rear,look close you\'ll see.:p
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on February 11, 2010, 10:49:50 PM
Quote from: Ian65;654999
Very nice looking 1982 Series 2 for sale in Essex. On ebay £499 with MOT
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AYA960X.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Bfoh1BGkKGrHqIH-EErfPg8M1BLB4V658Q_.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BfodBmkKGrHqMH-DsErfrsHfzdBLB37UqQw.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BfoWzQBGkKGrHqIH-EErfPg8M1BLB3tq0ww.jpg)

I knew i\'d seen it before,£1100 increase in 3 months
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Post by: captainbizzaro on February 11, 2010, 11:10:00 PM
Quote from: syebba;671587
Nah looks like a 12a,ur right,but oh what the hell:flamed:evillaugh
 
When\'s ur car having surgery?
ta stu..


Ha cheers stu, I needed that today to be fair-it\'s baltic outside. I\'ve decided to hold off on major surgery till after the summer (which meant putting 12a back in lol) so I can bring it to some meets and keep the fb numbers up with you guys. So at the moment I\'m just doing some essential stuff to be fresh for spring.  That gives me time to finish compiling my bits pile for TII swap and get the bigger shed ready where it\'ll happen. (Hopefully!!)
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Post by: A7RXY on February 12, 2010, 08:31:13 AM
Quote from: syebba;671822
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/dcc.jpg)
 
Just ordered the leccy ariel off this car £15 + £10 postage.
ta stu..

  Did notice the spoiler, but does it have a hole for an ariel ?.........thats if it had one  :Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 12, 2010, 12:50:20 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671793
AYA 960X is for sale in this weeks Classic Car Weekly in Suffolk for £1600.
Was sold on Ebay last November in Essex.
Still think that\'s a nice car, even at that price.
I can\'t remember what it sold for last time around.
 
£1070 it went for last year.
Still looks good, I think we all agree on that.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 12, 2010, 02:04:48 PM
I think it was a cheap buy last time around... the current asking price seems more like it to me.
I\'ve always liked series 2\'s in that blue and this one looked very nice inside and out from the pictures.
Unmolested, clean series 2 are few and far between these days aren\'t they?
Hope it finds a good buyer.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 15, 2010, 05:38:55 PM
Black Street Ported C Reg on ebay today. Ref 230437987879.
TWR bodykit 132k. Berkshire.

Was on ebay last year but didn\'t make reserve. Buy it Now this time £2500.
ebay name has changed but looks like same seller.

Hurrah....1st post past the post on this one and Ian\'s green light against his name hasn\'t even lit up yet......yippee
Stu is out but Dibs is lit...hmm is he trying to get past on the rails....too late mate.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 15, 2010, 07:24:12 PM
Green Light ? what is that man on.............I\'ll have some
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Post by: syebba on February 15, 2010, 08:24:16 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!BmFwik!CGk~$(KGrHqIOKiYEtk04ueFnBLeW+WDhqw~~_35.JPG)
 
Yep dave,for once u beat us to it!:bandit
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 15, 2010, 08:37:49 PM
Quote from: syebba;672640
(http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!BmFwik!CGk~$(KGrHqIOKiYEtk04ueFnBLeW+WDhqw~~_35.JPG)
 
Yep dave,for once u beat us to it!:bandit

According to the add its 450hp with a stainless STEAL EXHORST :):):)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on February 17, 2010, 09:19:12 PM
Quote from: Ian65;671537
1984 series 3 \'B\' reg project on Ebay in Milton Keynes...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rxebay.jpg)

Now over, No bids on this one, started at £750
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 17, 2010, 09:29:11 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;673208
Now over, No bids on this one, started at £750

Relisted now...same start price
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Post by: Ian65 on February 18, 2010, 06:52:00 PM
For sale on Exile....
TCV 63Y, white series 2, taxed & test and a set of polished Elford sonics included for £400 ono
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/12052009355.jpg)
 
A good price for a road going series 2 I reckon...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 19, 2010, 12:51:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;673395
For sale on Exile....
TCV 63Y, white series 2, taxed & test and a set of polished Elford sonics included for £400 ono
 
 
A good price for a road going series 2 I reckon...

Was in Norwich for a short time early last year, before that in Midlands area.
This car must have had the longest ebay sellers written blog on any car, which I printed off. About 3 pages from Baz in Norwich.
Don\'t think it had the Elford wheels included then. They look quite good in polished form.
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Post by: A R on February 21, 2010, 03:02:24 PM
Quote from: Ian65;673395
For sale on Exile....
TCV 63Y, white series 2, taxed & test and a set of polished Elford sonics included for £400 ono
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/12052009355.jpg)
 
A good price for a road going series 2 I reckon...

 
That one is mine and I tought it was a give away price considering all the spares that come with it. ( Elfords not on )
 
I am glad that the buyer who was coming did not get here this weekend and that the other two sort of fizzle out.
 
Yesterday morning I took the NSX out of the garage and put this one in. New fuel filter, oil and oil filter and well I am keeping it for another year.
 
It was a sale out of boredom and frustration of not finding a Glass roof, but after all it is FUN car and the summer is around the corner.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 21, 2010, 05:46:10 PM
A very good decision, as they can now no longer be replaced, but dont do what I did and leave it it the garage for 11 years, or it will cost you more than just a few filters to get it on the road again.

   Good luck

     Dibs
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 21, 2010, 05:56:14 PM
Hi Ary, Yep, as Dibs, a good decision. Mine has done about 100 miles in the last 3 months. Getting quite wound up about it, but just not been fit....have to wait for the sun.....it\'s on it\'s way.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 21, 2010, 05:58:02 PM
Also another White 1983 Series 2 on ebay today. \'JAZ\' registration.

Reading area, Ref 270535351679

Dibs\'s green light is \'on\' again....yippee, 1st home AGAIN..... Stu, Keith, Ian, all green lights OUT. Come on boys.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 21, 2010, 06:35:57 PM
The sly old fox is getting too good at this..........
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Post by: myatt1972 on February 21, 2010, 07:56:14 PM
Quote from: David Nock;673970
Also another White 1983 Series 2 on ebay today. \'JAZ\' registration.
 
Reading area, Ref 270535351679
 
Dibs\'s green light is \'on\' again....yippee, 1st home AGAIN..... Stu, Keith, Ian, all green lights OUT. Come on boys.

Ian is too busy pulling my old car apart and I\'m feeling sad cos I had her for 12 years.:(
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Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:24:15 PM
Quote from: David Nock;673969
Hi Ary, Yep, as Dibs, a good decision. Mine has done about 100 miles in the last 3 months. Getting quite wound up about it, but just not been fit....have to wait for the sun.....it\'s on it\'s way.

Hah i love the brits obsession with the sun,it\'s on it\'s way,r u sure after the last 2 appaling,snigger summers!
I can\'t wait for the met office prediction for 2010 summer,er let me guess UK is skint,met office funded by gov,it\'ll be a bbq summer!:evillaugh
Stay here & spend ur money,don\'t take it abroad where they get more than 2 days above 30c.!:evillaugh
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:26:22 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;674003
Ian is too busy pulling my old car apart and I\'m feeling sad cos I had her for 12 years.:(

Was that black rex urs then?
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Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:29:09 PM
Quote from: A R;673913
That one is mine and I tought it was a give away price considering all the spares that come with it. ( Elfords not on )
 
I am glad that the buyer who was coming did not get here this weekend and that the other two sort of fizzle out.
 
Yesterday morning I took the NSX out of the garage and put this one in. New fuel filter, oil and oil filter and well I am keeping it for another year.
 
It was a sale out of boredom and frustration of not finding a Glass roof, but after all it is FUN car and the summer is around the corner.

 
You can find glass sunroofs but their pricey,a few recently have come up on US ebay,but been many bidders,up to $185 dollars plus shipping.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 21, 2010, 08:34:10 PM
Quote from: syebba;674016
Hah i love the brits obsession with the sun,it\'s on it\'s way,r u sure after the last 2 appaling,snigger summers!
I can\'t wait for the met office prediction for 2010 summer,er let me guess UK is skint,met office funded by gov,it\'ll be a bbq summer!:evillaugh
Stay here & spend ur money,don\'t take it abroad where they get more than 2 days above 30c.!:evillaugh
ta stu


I have it on good authority that summers going to be on a wednesday this year!
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Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:36:43 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/02/!BmohHPg!2k~$(KGrHqYH-CYEts)V52JLBLgWO9R0PQ~~_35.JPG)
 
low starting price.
just noticed the mirrors,l/h side has uk cricket bat & r/h side OZ smoothies!
I\'ll get me anorak now.
ta stu.
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Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:42:13 PM
Quote from: Ian65;674021
I have it on good authority that summers going to be on a wednesday this year!

Hehe,can u be more specific,it starts on a wednesday,what date? as i\'d like to be able to pull my rex out the garage without it & me getting drenched!
ta stu..:spank
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Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 08:43:34 PM
Nah,i\'ll make it easier what year do you think the uk will actually get a summer!
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Post by: myatt1972 on February 21, 2010, 08:55:39 PM
Quote from: syebba;674017
Was that black rex urs then?

No, He\'s had my old scrapper for running gear, she was well beyond repair and I cant think of a better home for all the useful bits.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 21, 2010, 09:00:04 PM
Ian\'s put the scrappers bits to good use then.
 
Just looked at the met office forecast for 2010,unbelievable,theyre forecasting \'another bbq summer\',i\'m not joking[source daily mail online]
Ta stu...
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Post by: Ian65 on February 21, 2010, 09:19:45 PM
Quote from: syebba;674033
Ian\'s put the scrappers bits to good use then.


Been busy this weekend getting the bits off it...

http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page605.htm
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on February 22, 2010, 12:01:43 AM
Quote from: David Nock;673970
Also another White 1983 Series 2 on ebay today. \'JAZ\' registration.

Reading area, Ref 270535351679

Dibs\'s green light is \'on\' again....yippee, 1st home AGAIN..... Stu, Keith, Ian, all green lights OUT. Come on boys.

Looked at this about 5 years ago was a very nice car but looks to have deteriorated a little since. Was close to Roteknics and I believe was purchased from them, also had a rebuild by them.

p.s. Not the first this time David.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 22, 2010, 09:21:06 AM
Quote from: Ian65;674039
Been busy this weekend getting the bits off it...

http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page605.htm

 Someone had a busy weekend...............it rained most of the weekend down here
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 22, 2010, 10:39:41 AM
Snow here, 3 inches yesterday...

As for windscreen, same here when I broke Silver scrapper B239 WKK. After a couple of hours ....smash!  
Floorpan looked good on scrapper Ian/Keith. Do you get a feeling when cutting into bits that the metal on 1st gens was good and strong? I did.

Davery, I need to watch out for your green light as well do I?
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Post by: A7RXY on February 22, 2010, 10:51:11 AM
David just spotted where the green light is, will now keep an eye on it...............
Title: ebay blue rx7@750
Post by: gnj37 on February 22, 2010, 05:09:40 PM
has any body looked at this car as the owner seems to think body wise she damn near perfect the engine suposed to be imported if this makes any difference other than its not original
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 22, 2010, 05:45:17 PM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;671575
hmm looks ok but no t&t and £750 hmmm i smell a rusty rat
 
and a 13b with a 4brl well i know they are some around ot of rx4s etc but hmm here ratty rat

To gnj37 Various things make me think \'that\'s odd\'.
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Post by: gnj37 on February 22, 2010, 06:51:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;674265
To gnj37 Various things make me think \'that\'s odd\'.

 
such as ? not hard to spot the novice here
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on February 22, 2010, 11:08:47 PM
Quote from: David Nock;674126
Snow here, 3 inches yesterday...

Davery, I need to watch out for your green light as well do I?


No need to watch I\'m not in the same league as you and Ian.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 23, 2010, 11:17:45 AM
Quote from: gnj37;674293
such as ? not hard to spot the novice here

Well, Mad Kiwi is asking why a 13B would be dropped in the car whilst retaining it\'s Nikki carb setup. That\'s odd for one.

Let\'s just say there\'s other things as well. If you\'re really interested in the car ring me on 07840 060760.
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Post by: syebba on February 24, 2010, 05:35:13 PM
I think were being unfair on this car,if the bodyworks almost rust free,then it would be a good buy as long as u could do the engine wiring & the 13b is alright after over a decade of not being run?i think they said 13b imported 1990,that makes 20 years!!!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 24, 2010, 06:54:36 PM
Quote from: syebba;674809
I think were being unfair on this car,if the bodyworks almost rust free,then it would be a good buy as long as u could do the engine wiring & the 13b is alright after over a decade of not being run?i think they said 13b imported 1990,that makes 20 years!!!
ta stu..

Maybe so and my other worries have been fairly well sorted after a couple of phone calls.
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Post by: Ian65 on February 24, 2010, 07:06:38 PM
12 years is a long time for it to be laid up, even with new parts going on.
95% complete as well..... as anyone who\'s restored a car will testify, that last 5% takes some doing.
Having said that, maybe a fresh injection of enthusiasm from a new owner is what that car needs.
Lets hope someone finishes it off, it would be a shame if it just got broken up, it looks too good for that.
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Post by: gnj37 on February 24, 2010, 08:56:44 PM
Thanks to david for checking car out. bought it today cheque in post great that forum members keep a eye out for beginners like myself. Not so worried about motor as i would like to see it down will post some photos when i get it home .
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Post by: syebba on February 24, 2010, 09:12:20 PM
Cool,a new 1st gen owner,ask anything on the forum & we\'ll do our best to hinder!
Mr Nock does seem to be a good chap,dose\'nt he,i take it,he sniffed out the details/history for you.
On anorak inspection of the photo\'s the body looks very good & wheels too,have fun with it.
ta stu..
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Post by: Ian65 on February 24, 2010, 09:12:24 PM
Quote from: gnj37;674860
Thanks to david for checking car out. bought it today cheque in post great that forum members keep a eye out for beginners like myself. Not so worried about motor as i would like to see it down will post some photos when i get it home .


Great!! Well done.  
Put some pictures up when you get it home and if we can help with any advice to help you get it on the road, feel free to ask away!

We aren\'t all experts on here but between us we have hundreds of years of experience of living with and maintaining 1st gen RX7\'s.
If you have a problem, someone on here will probably already have had the some one and sussed it out themselves!

If you have or want a 1st gen, this is the place to be.

Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: myatt1972 on February 24, 2010, 09:14:27 PM
Congratulations!
I love a story with a happy ending.
Keith...
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Post by: A7RXY on February 24, 2010, 09:26:42 PM
gnj37..............congrats and good luck, wellcome to what my wife call the sad B\'s forum.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on February 24, 2010, 09:37:29 PM
cheers everyone can\'t wait to get it home going to take a week or so to get it home and then i can have a fiddle gary
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 24, 2010, 09:38:52 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;674881
gnj37..............congrats and good luck, wellcome to what my wife call the sad B\'s forum.

Hehe, well my trouble & strife is just as bad,everytime she see\'s me on this site,she goes coorrrrrr & does the 5 knuckle shuffle in front of her crotch!:2Rolleyes
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on February 24, 2010, 09:50:51 PM
What is the VRTax in Ireland,i\'ve heard it\'s higher than here.
You may be lucky & be able to get engine registered as a 1.3 due to it\'s 13b engine swap,others have done it.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on February 24, 2010, 10:16:15 PM
Quote from: syebba;674891
What is the VRTax in Ireland,i\'ve heard it\'s higher than here.
You may be lucky & be able to get engine registered as a 1.3 due to it\'s 13b engine swap,others have done it.
ta stu..

northern ireland same as yourselfs if i brought this car south because of high immissions not sure if thats spelt correctly the road tax would cost more than bloody car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on February 24, 2010, 11:52:29 PM
Quote from: syebba;674885
Hehe, well my trouble & strife is just as bad,everytime she see\'s me on this site,she goes coorrrrrr & does the 5 knuckle shuffle in front of her crotch!:2Rolleyes
ta stu..

Haha, That sounds familiar, I think I must live with your wifes sister :rollin
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 25, 2010, 11:57:12 AM
Quote from: syebba;674870
Cool,a new 1st gen owner,ask anything on the forum & we\'ll do our best to hinder!
Mr Nock does seem to be a good chap,dose\'nt he,i take it,he sniffed out the details/history for you.
On anorak inspection of the photo\'s the body looks very good & wheels too,have fun with it.
ta stu..

It was the history Stu. The car on ebay that Gary\'s bought had no visible Reg but a Reg date was given. That\'s nothing in itself except the seller sold a Green S3 last year with exactly the SAME Reg date.
I phoned the seller on Gary\'s behalf and he gave me the Blue car Reg No. without hesitation.
Here\'s the fun, both cars WERE registered on DVLA on the same date. Now admittedly it\'s the 1st day of \'B\' Reg\'s for both of them, but in the whole 151 Series 3\'s that I\'ve got, only 1 other has that date.
What\'s the odds?? Massive I\'d say.
I asked a few other questions as well; the seller didn\'t like the Green car so bought/sold it quickly, this Blue car he\'s got from a friendly dealer who\'d got the 13B for it etc, etc, but the guy sounded right enough. Trouble is it\'s not easy to guess at condition from a distance is it?
Gary. It was a pleasure helping. Much as I didn\'t want to rubbish the seller in public, I didn\'t want anyone to get scammed. Difficult.
Hope it\'s as good as it seems to be.
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Post by: A7RXY on February 25, 2010, 12:29:57 PM
Well done that man...................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 25, 2010, 12:38:14 PM
goes to show the value of all Daves hard work recording these cars.
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Post by: syebba on February 25, 2010, 12:55:33 PM
I\'d be interested what carbs on the 13b under the standard air filter which is used on our 12a cars,probably nikki.
Should imagine u could fit a holley carb,but finding an inlet manifold?
Holleys easy to tune up & cheap.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on February 26, 2010, 08:53:42 PM
B914 EGT on ebay... is this the same seller that\'s had it up for a while?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/begt.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on February 27, 2010, 01:01:12 PM
Looks like a different seller. The car now seems to be in Worcestershire, whereas it was in Hertfordshire. A lot of owner changes.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 01, 2010, 09:56:53 PM
I remember it from pistonheads a while back too-seems a bit strange to not renew the MOT before selling so methinks it\'s a touch rotton.

Tim
Title: Hi All
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 01, 2010, 11:26:39 PM
Hello everyone just thought i\'d add my baby to the list if your still collecting info
TPM180X silver series 2 on the road (been sorn for 2 years as i only did 120miles a year in her) 50800 miles on clock from new
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on March 02, 2010, 12:58:36 AM
That looks a stunning series 2, I,m sure david will be pleased to add another car to his list. Thats if he hasnt got it already.
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 02, 2010, 08:22:33 AM
Wow, that\'s a gorgeous series 2, very nice!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 02, 2010, 11:14:22 AM
Very smart,not many s2\'s left,why the 2 ariels on the car?
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 02, 2010, 05:26:30 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;676101
That looks a stunning series 2, I,m sure david will be pleased to add another car to his list. Thats if he hasnt got it already.
Keith...

No I hadn\'t got it. Now added to Series 2 section.....Thanks Mick and a very warm welcome.

Series 2\'s so far amount to only 19 on the roads, 31 on SORN (or Project Cars), 7 unknown status....Total 57.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 02, 2010, 06:54:56 PM
Very smart,not many s2\'s left,why the 2 ariels on the car?
ta stu..
 
thanks for the greetings everyone
not sure about the ariels did wonder myself
maybe factory ariel wasn\'t up to scratch and someone added one??
she\'s been sitting idle for two years but now back in the light of day thank fully.:wave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 02, 2010, 07:51:09 PM
so there\'s probably no more than 50 s2\'s on the road or sorned according to inspector nocks calculations,this makes the s3\'s common!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 03, 2010, 11:22:44 AM
Quote from: syebba;676327
so there\'s probably no more than 50 s2\'s on the road or sorned according to inspector nocks calculations,this makes the s3\'s common!
ta stu..

Yep, it does Stu, 43 Series 3 known roadgoing, 86 SORN or Project Cars laid up, 21 not known about.....150 in total.

The whole of my register shot up when Tim at RX motors dumped the info about his Dorset Massive on us... a yard full of S3\'s and a goodly amount of S2\'s.

By contrast the S1\'s have dropped to only 2 roadgoing now, with that Black S1 of E de K\'s coming off the road (given away as chassis only).
There\'s about a Dozen S1\'s laid up.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 03, 2010, 11:26:36 AM
The not known about\'s by the way are where I\'m reasonably certain a car exists but because I\'ve no Reg I cannot tell whether it\'s roadgoing or laid up.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 03, 2010, 04:21:09 PM
1984 series 3 for sale in Royston, Herts...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx1-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx2-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx3-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx4-1.jpg)

reg blanked out but here\'s the ad if you want to try and get it David

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/87074
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 03, 2010, 06:00:19 PM
Might wait for it to turn up elsewhere if it gets sold. That rear \'GB\' No. Plate and window sticker might give it away.
Logged it anyway under Royston, possibly been there a long time.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 03, 2010, 06:20:22 PM
I think this is it. The front nearside wing colour, the slightly off-level front No. plate, also a recon engine in 1997 is a common factor to both.

It was at Japanese Auto Extravaganza in 2002, Still on MRC pics. And are the front headlight washers blanked on both?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 03, 2010, 06:30:47 PM
Quote from: David Nock;676562
I think this is it. The front nearside wing colour, the slightly off-level front No. plate, also a recon engine in 1997 is a common factor to both.

It was at Japanese Auto Extravaganza in 2002, Still on MRC pics. And are the front headlight washers blanked on both?


same n/s/f tyre, no headlight washers, varying paint shades and  front end panels slightly out of alignment....... it\'s the same car alright!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 03, 2010, 06:32:49 PM
Detective Nock or what......................

Ian did you go for that sunroof ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 03, 2010, 07:01:16 PM
Another case solved by inspector nock,told u no 1st gens safe!
The front seats are different,but i suppose these are easily removed.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 03, 2010, 07:57:50 PM
(http://www.mobiya.co.uk/images/ads/img_2b26fd5c359fb8c79f4c1633844ed132.jpg)
 
on sun local,approx £1600..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 03, 2010, 08:56:55 PM
Quote from: syebba;676574
Another case solved by inspector nock,told u no 1st gens safe!
The front seats are different,but i suppose these are easily removed.


I thought that but looking again I reckon it\'s just the sunset shining on them
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 03, 2010, 08:59:52 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;676566
Detective Nock or what......................

Ian did you go for that sunroof ?


No, I quite fancy one but that\'s about 100 quid overpriced. I\'ll drop on one eventually. Sooner or later a project car will come up on ebay with one for the same money as that.
For those reasons, I won\'t be investing....I\'m out!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 03, 2010, 09:54:24 PM
I think your right,at 1st glance the front seats look cream leather in daves photo,must be the sun.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 04, 2010, 11:09:02 AM
Deffo the same car. It was also featured in the old RX7 club mag \'Rotary Ravings 2004\'.
The writeup says \'Bought from Jimmies in 1997, needed a new engine then at 95,000 miles\'. The writeup also goes on to say it had new wings (pre 2004) by Tim at RX motors, also door mirrors resprayed (one looks Gold in the 2002 pic). Also in the 2004 article there\'s a close-up front shot with the headlamp washers capped off.

Sooo....I had the Reg all along.....I also had the owner\'s name (doesn\'t seem to have changed hands) ......but I didn\'t know whereabouts in the country it was...now I do.....SMUG LOOK EMOTICON COME ON DOWN.............YEH!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 04, 2010, 12:26:34 PM
Quote from: syebba;676586
(http://www.mobiya.co.uk/images/ads/img_2b26fd5c359fb8c79f4c1633844ed132.jpg)
 
on sun local,approx £1600..

= (Simples with photoshop). Dialled in more exposure, turned it round, painted the building behind, TWOC\'d the Beemer, changed the weather. Same car
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 04, 2010, 12:29:58 PM
That was the one sold in Essex on ebay just before xmass.............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 06, 2010, 06:33:08 PM
Sold via pistonheads...apparently

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1486886-4.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 06, 2010, 09:34:06 PM
I don\'t think those foglights are quite visible enough:D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 06, 2010, 09:51:44 PM
They must live somewhere very foggy.
The rear foglight on 1st gens looks tacky,like an afterthought,it could be built in to one of the reverse light apertures on the main rear lens.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 06, 2010, 09:53:07 PM
Thats exactly what I did, I couldn\'t stand it dangling down looking all nasty so I now only have one reverse light.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 06, 2010, 10:00:24 PM
I know u did,that\'s where i got the idea.:bandit
Only thing i\'d change on 1st gen is rear dangly foglight & the UK barn doors for mirrors to ozzy spec,apart from that i think it\'s a g8,sleek looking car.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 07, 2010, 11:45:27 AM
I must agree the mirrors are ridiculous-unless you\'re driving with the wind then they might help a little.:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 08, 2010, 03:07:11 PM
D970 DKP  up for sale again...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 08, 2010, 11:19:06 PM
Quote from: Ian65;677621
D970 DKP up for sale again...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP.jpg)
whats the history with this one?
can i smell a 12at conversion??:Thumbs-up
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 09, 2010, 06:50:44 PM
Mileage stacks up as was owned in 2004 by an MRC member who reported he had 23,000 miles on it at that time.
Last year has seen it move around quite a bit though.
Standard 12a as far as I know?
It should still be on posts somewhere (several) dating from 2004.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on March 09, 2010, 07:49:33 PM
Quote from: syebba;677295
They must live somewhere very foggy.
The rear foglight on 1st gens looks tacky,like an afterthought,it could be built in to one of the reverse light apertures on the main rear lens.
ta stu..


I considered this too, but I think I\'ll modify the rear lights, so they are both twin filament bulbs, one pair for tail & brake, and one pair for tail & fog :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on March 09, 2010, 07:57:40 PM
Quote from: Marcrs;677890
I considered this too, but I think I\'ll modify the rear lights, so they are both twin filament bulbs, one pair for tail & brake, and one pair for tail & fog :)

I have built my fog light into the righthand rear light in the reverse part of it
so buh bye ulgy warty foglight on the back :wiggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 09, 2010, 08:08:23 PM
the dangly fog light looks like a \'universal\' bolt on from halfrauds.
Seems like it\'s not just me that thinks they look tacky.[i\'ve seen nicer lights on bicycles!]
ta stu.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 09, 2010, 08:27:23 PM
l agree but I\'m trying to keep my car as standard as poss, so I\'ll have to live with them, aswell as the mirrors.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 09, 2010, 08:29:55 PM
Quote from: David Nock;677865
It should still be on posts somewhere (several) dating from 2004.

 
in for sale ad\'s?
would love a bit more history for this car if anyone knows..
cheers
mick
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 10, 2010, 05:25:27 PM
http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59983
(Car had no Ticket for that sale price, believe it was MOT\'d by a later owner)

Also on Pages 10,11,12,16 and 17 of this post.

Also I\'m sure it was pictured in the 1st gen section in 2004, member \'Christopher\' but can\'t find the post.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 10, 2010, 06:03:01 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678091
www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59983 (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59983)
(Car had no Ticket for that sale price, believe it was MOT\'d by a later owner)
 
Also on Pages 10,11,12,16 and 17 of this post.
 
Also I\'m sure it was pictured in the 1st gen section in 2004, member \'Christopher\' but can\'t find the post.

cheers david will check it out
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 10, 2010, 06:13:50 PM
How much is this car up for & where?
Ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 10, 2010, 10:26:55 PM
1984 A reg series 3 breaking for spares in Derby...  on ebay

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/breaker.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: evo6rs on March 11, 2010, 11:48:16 AM
Any questions anybody has on car mentioned above by David can be directed to me on 07970 782147.
 
Test drive / inspection welcome - loads of history with car - can send photo\'s if you provide me with an email address (waiting to get home in the daylight to take some snaps-might be Friday or the weekend before this happens)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 11, 2010, 12:50:56 PM
Quote from: Ian65;659425
For sale on Ebay in Herts, A244 MEL, series 3, 1984
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mel1.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mel2.jpg)
 
Looks like a parts / or project car

Tis sadly the one on ebay in Ian\'s Post above.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 11, 2010, 01:03:39 PM
I knew I recognised that door with the moulding missing
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 11, 2010, 02:58:45 PM
I knew i recognised that mouldy bodywork.
Owner was adamant he was\'nt gonna break it,looks like vultures will be circling overhead.
ta stu.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 03:09:12 PM
Quote from: syebba;678301
looks like vultures will be circling overhead.
ta stu.


I\'ve already swooped looking for some tasty morsels, ie petrol tank and trailing arm.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 04:23:33 PM
B682 XEW now back on ebay... this time in Lancs

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/dddd.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 04:31:09 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678279
Tis sadly the one on ebay in Ian\'s Post above.


it\'s in Derbyshire now though, not Herts...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 11, 2010, 05:34:40 PM
Red one is the one with Brown interior if youse guys remember.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 11, 2010, 05:37:12 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678207
1984 A reg series 3 breaking for spares in Derby...  on ebay

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/breaker.jpg)


hopefully getting contact details for you vultures.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 05:42:31 PM
This red one, B682 XEW, was the one  resprayed from Opal Green, and is now in Lancs, I can\'t remember where that was before, somewhere down south I think.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 11, 2010, 05:46:46 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678354
it\'s the green one, A244 MEL, I was referring to!
When it was last on Ebay it was in Herts, it\'s now in Derbyshire.

The red one,B682 XEW, which was resprayed from Opal Green, is now in Lancs, I can\'t remember where that was before, somewhere down south I think.
Sorry Ian, I nicknacked my post, realised I had made a mistake, then I rewrote my post in the edit period. But you\'ve been too quick and caught me out. Isn\'t real time posting fun!

Red one was in Potters Bar.
Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 11, 2010, 05:47:19 PM
Yes we do, looks a bit tatty now, the rust on the front wing looks as thou there may be alot covered up by filler elsewhere, and those screws holding the moulding on, makes you wonder how it got a MOT in December.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 05:51:14 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678357
Sorry Ian, I nicknacked my post, realised I had made a mistake, then I rewrote my post in the edit period. But you\'ve been too quick and caught me out. Isn\'t real time posting fun!

Red one was in Potters Bar.
Dave.


I thought I was going mad!! I\'d replied to a post that never existed!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 05:55:03 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;678358
Yes we do, looks a bit tatty now, the rust on the front wing looks as thou there may be alot covered up by filler elsewhere, and those screws holding the moulding on, makes you wonder how it got a MOT in December.


it only made £751 last time and that was with 12 mths ticket and before the front corner had been shunted.
It\'ll do well to make more than that this time.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 11, 2010, 06:25:05 PM
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=1556941&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=2)
 
pistonheads £1950
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 11, 2010, 06:44:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678316
B682 XEW now back on ebay... this time in Lancs

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/dddd.jpg)

This is now on Pistonheads for £1100
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 11, 2010, 06:47:23 PM
Quote from: syebba;678371
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=1556941&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7%7CRX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=2)
 
pistonheads £1950

Pistonheads write up, only one owner.

  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-2t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-3t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))
 Owned from new by present owner. Bought from Donalds Garage Peterborough in October 1983. Car never used in winter & always garaged. 92K miles (MOT certificates kept). A1 condition exterior, interior & mechanical. Pleasure to drive. MOT to May 2010. Personal registration no has now been replaced with original registration no. Price could be negotiable
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 11, 2010, 06:50:47 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;678378
Pistonheads write up, only one owner.
 
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-2t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-3t.jpg)  (http://javascript:void(0))
Owned from new by present owner. Bought from Donalds Garage Peterborough in October 1983. Car never used in winter & always garaged. 92K miles (MOT certificates kept). A1 condition exterior, interior & mechanical. Pleasure to drive. MOT to May 2010. Personal registration no has now been replaced with original registration no. Price could be negotiable

Short mot may 2010,looks tidy in pics though.
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 11, 2010, 06:56:24 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678303
I\'ve already swooped looking for some tasty morsels, ie petrol tank and trailing arm.

Haha,i thought you would,you can sniff out a rotting rex from miles away.
Let rex rest in peace,no chance with you around!
Let the carrion feast commence.:Viking
ta stu...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 07:07:51 PM
Quote from: syebba;678371
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=1556941&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7|RX-7&imgsrv=1¤t=2)
 
pistonheads £1950


What a nice series 2
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 11, 2010, 07:22:10 PM
Yeah that is nice
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 11, 2010, 07:31:42 PM
FOR SALE IN OLD SKOOL PARTS SECTION
 
KIWIMAZDA SELLING 13B BRIDGEPORT,REBUILT,DROPS STRAIGHT IN 1ST GEN,LESS CARB & FLYWHEEL.:burnout
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 11, 2010, 08:10:59 PM
Quote from: syebba;678409
FOR SALE IN OLD SKOOL PARTS SECTION
 
KIWIMAZDA SELLING 13B BRIDGEPORT,REBUILT,DROPS STRAIGHT IN 1ST GEN,LESS CARB & FLYWHEEL.:burnout


it\'s been on ebay for a couple of days too...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 11, 2010, 09:06:02 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;678378
Pistonheads write up, only one owner.

  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-1t.jpg)  (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:void%280%29)  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-2t.jpg)  (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:void%280%29)  (http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/1556/1556941-3t.jpg)  (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:void%280%29)
 Owned from new by present owner. Bought from Donalds Garage Peterborough in October 1983. Car never used in winter & always garaged. 92K miles (MOT certificates kept). A1 condition exterior, interior & mechanical. Pleasure to drive. MOT to May 2010. Personal registration no has now been replaced with original registration no. Price could be negotiable


David the new reg for this car is shown under "Members chit chat"
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on March 11, 2010, 09:48:33 PM
Quote from: Ian65;677260
Sold via pistonheads...apparently
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1486886-4.jpg)

Sold to me :)
 
Last owner 14 years, kept in garage - MOTs show approx 1600 miles travelled in that time. Been on SORN for about 12 years.
 
Will be back on the road in a month.
 
Fog lights will be lost...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 11, 2010, 11:20:30 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;678468
Sold to me :)
 
Last owner 14 years, kept in garage - MOTs show approx 1600 miles travelled in that time. Been on SORN for about 12 years.
 
Will be back on the road in a month.
 
Fog lights will be lost...


Nice one chap, and welcome-the 1st gen section is expanding rapidly which is great news. Have you much to do on her? Would be good too see you at brooklands we\'re trying to get as many FB\'s there as possible.

Tim
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 12, 2010, 08:28:50 AM
Good luck Ramo, Mine was olny laid up for 11 yrs, but took alot longer than 1 month to get back on the road, mind you most of that was getting parts, and carb problems. Once again good luck and lets hope its ready for Brooklands.

   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 12, 2010, 08:51:09 AM
Looks very smart,i think you,ve done well.
Quite a few of these cars seem to of been laid up for 7 + years,so hopefully you won\'t find the dreaded rust.
You\'ll need to keep 1 foglight for mot or it is possible to relocate into rear light lens.
There seems to be more 1st gen owners on this forum now.
Good luck recommissioning your rex.:bandit
ta stu...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 12, 2010, 12:38:57 PM
Welcome Ramo....hope we can hinder you a bit (as Stu is fond of saying).
I think we tend to give 2 bits of good advice for every 1 bit of crap so filter it out mate.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 12, 2010, 12:44:51 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;678442

David the new reg for this car is shown under "Members chit chat"


Thanks Dibs, entered it under it\'s old \'A\' reg and noted its personal plate in my \'Changed Registrations\' section....(you have to have one of those as well as road runners, SORNs, unknowns, known scrappers, probable scrappers, and also cars gone abroad outside of UK and Ireland.....no wonder I\'m bushed after ever logging session).
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 12, 2010, 12:48:03 PM
[/QUOTE]

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/breaker.jpg)[/QUOTE]

Details are stu_morton at hotmail dot com    Mobile 07977 186237

Car is in Ilkeston area.
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Post by: A7RXY on March 12, 2010, 01:05:19 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678579
Thanks Dibs, entered it under it\'s old \'A\' reg and noted its personal plate in my \'Changed Registrations\' section....(you have to have one of those as well as road runners, SORNs, unknowns, known scrappers, probable scrappers, and also cars gone abroad outside of UK and Ireland.....no wonder I\'m bushed after ever logging session).

David its good to know you are being kept busy, what will you do when the sun comes out............ :rollin
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Post by: RamoNZ on March 12, 2010, 01:42:22 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;678490
Nice one chap, and welcome-the 1st gen section is expanding rapidly which is great news. Have you much to do on her? Would be good too see you at brooklands we\'re trying to get as many FB\'s there as possible.
 
Tim

Thanks for the words of support guys!
 
It is my first Rotary as well, but fear not - I grew up around many people who owned them and are aware of the pitfalls. My brother in law has a \'79 S1 with a 12a bridge and Webers and a mutual friend with a full house 13bt but same age.
 
Work on this as I see it will be the following:
Brake hydraulics + general nose around.
Clutch Hydraulics
All oils and fluids, upgrade the ignition with better coils and new bits and convert to DLIDFIS (got a new old stock rotor cap £7 on ebay yesterday!)
Wiper motors front and rear seem reluctant to work
Door window motors are slow, but ill clean the contacts and see how I go
Passenger door does not open....
Exhaust is original, and therefore not great (only the back box is blowing though)
Suspension is predictably not brilliant after sitting so long
Steering is heavy - ill adjust the box and see, but maybe its just cause I am too used to power steering?
Coolant and heater hoses shot.  
 
Good bits:
Body is fantastic
Wheels refurbed
Radiator is good
Tyres are good
Interior is great - 63,800 on the clock
Main thing - the engine starts first time and idles well!
 
Main issues are going to be parts supply.
 
Hydraulic cylinders, hoses and exhaust system all needed. Im looking for headers mainly as the rest will be off the shelf universal stuff - can anyone help?
 
Cheers.
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Post by: syebba on March 12, 2010, 02:13:59 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678578
Welcome Ramo....hope we can hinder you a bit (as Stu is fond of saying).
I think we tend to give 2 bits of good advice for every 1 bit of crap so filter it out mate.

Haha,i was gonna say that,but 99% of the advice i give is a hinderance,but i\'m learning,i\'m getting to grips with the 4wd,sequential twin turbo\'s & paddle shifts on the XR7 Fb\'s!:Giggle
ta stu..
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Post by: Steve-M on March 12, 2010, 02:39:57 PM
Hi Dave,

C151 DYK, I bought it off ebay a few months back, bright green front over silver & no windscreen. Now in Bristol.
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Post by: syebba on March 12, 2010, 02:56:20 PM
Hi steve,
get some pics up if u can,i think i remember ur car,it was a kawasaki type green over silver.
ta stu..[Dave\'s getting busy!]
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 12, 2010, 05:27:29 PM
Quote from: Steve-M;678596
Hi Dave,

C151 DYK, I bought it off ebay a few months back, bright green front over silver & no windscreen. Now in Bristol.


Hi Steve, Welcome. I remember it....was in Wales. Silver/Lime Green front.

Forgive me but I listed it as a possible parts car. Are you going to do it up? In which case I\'d be very pleased to change listing to runner.

Dave
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Post by: mooragerx7 on March 12, 2010, 07:00:11 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;678589
Thanks for the words of support guys!
 
It is my first Rotary as well, but fear not - I grew up around many people who owned them and are aware of the pitfalls. My brother in law has a \'79 S1 with a 12a bridge and Webers and a mutual friend with a full house 13bt but same age.
 
Work on this as I see it will be the following:
Brake hydraulics + general nose around.
Clutch Hydraulics
All oils and fluids, upgrade the ignition with better coils and new bits and convert to DLIDFIS (got a new old stock rotor cap £7 on ebay yesterday!)
Wiper motors front and rear seem reluctant to work
Door window motors are slow, but ill clean the contacts and see how I go
Passenger door does not open....
Exhaust is original, and therefore not great (only the back box is blowing though)
Suspension is predictably not brilliant after sitting so long
Steering is heavy - ill adjust the box and see, but maybe its just cause I am too used to power steering?
Coolant and heater hoses shot.  
 
Good bits:
Body is fantastic
Wheels refurbed
Radiator is good
Tyres are good
Interior is great - 63,800 on the clock
Main thing - the engine starts first time and idles well!
 
Main issues are going to be parts supply.
 
Hydraulic cylinders, hoses and exhaust system all needed. Im looking for headers mainly as the rest will be off the shelf universal stuff - can anyone help?
 
Cheers.
I might have some headers (got them with an engine i got but cant rember if i kept them or not) if i do ill let you know
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Post by: RamoNZ on March 12, 2010, 07:19:28 PM
Thanks mate, i\'d be very interested.
 
Getting exited as tomorrow is the first time I get to play with the car.
 
Hope the rain clears..
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Post by: syebba on March 12, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
Most,if not all of the parts you\'ll find from various sources,eg coolant hoses,i\'m pretty sure mazda still do,another guy needed top & bottom hose.
 
The main thing is the body & chassis are ok.
 
Windows/silicone spray all rubber channels 1st,then suspect the switches if not ok.
My windows were painfully slow,now they whizz up & down after silicone spray.
 
What is DLIDFIS in your previous post?
 
If its just back box blowing i\'m sure you could get a replacement from rotechnics or wgt etc.
 
Wipers slow on front,could be just the rails need lubrication.
 
I\'ll do me best to hinder you,the others will be of indespensable use to you!
 
ta stu...
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Post by: RamoNZ on March 12, 2010, 09:54:19 PM
Thanks for the tips stu, was going to give that a go - bit of lube never hurt!
 
I have been out of the car scene for a while since getting company cars, but got dragged into it helping my mate who bought himself a MK2 GTi and wanted to make it faster - one thing led to another and we are going a bit crazy with it. Now that I am getting my hands dirty again I thought a clean RX7 would be a nice classic toy to treat myself to something I have always wanted.
 
http://www.clubgti.com/forum/showthread.php?t=204138
 
Sorry to post a link from another forum, but it has some good photos of what we are doing. And, hopefully I may be able to hinder some of you guys with some general automotive assistance in exchange for the model and Rotary specific stuff which Im running a bit blind on.
 
As for DLIDFIS - Dual Leading Ignitor, Direct Fire Ignition System - easier starting, smoother running, few more bhp and possibly an mpg or 2. I have been looking for cheap upgrades and it seemed pretty straight forward and worthwhile since Im back to a carb for the first time in 12 years or so :)
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Post by: myatt1972 on March 12, 2010, 10:04:06 PM
Hi Ramonz,
Good to see new 1st gen fans on here.
Just a thought about your door that wont open, it is normally because the outside handle is stuck, if you prize it down then squirt some wd40 stuff in it to free it then open from the inside and job done.
Keith...
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 08:49:04 AM
B147 WNM  1984 series 3 for sale on Autotrader, long mot

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g1a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g2a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g3a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g4a.jpg)
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 09:05:39 AM
Here\'s an unusual one....

AVG 618W  1981 series 2 on Pistonheads

Automatic, no sunroof, no rear spoiler, aero mirrors, no side repeaters.


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ggg1a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ggg2a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ggg3a.jpg)

Ex Aussie car imported in 1999

.
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 09:25:58 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;678468
Sold to me :)
 
Last owner 14 years, kept in garage - MOTs show approx 1600 miles travelled in that time. Been on SORN for about 12 years.
 
Will be back on the road in a month.
 
Fog lights will be lost...


Welcome to the forum, sounds like a nice car!
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 09:28:25 AM
Quote from: Steve-M;678596
Hi Dave,

C151 DYK, I bought it off ebay a few months back, bright green front over silver & no windscreen. Now in Bristol.


Welcome to the 1st gen forum Steve,
what was the story with that 2 tone paint job?
Are you going to keep it or go with the silver or the green?
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Post by: Steve-M on March 13, 2010, 12:02:59 PM
Hi Ian, the previous owner repaired some rust around the windscreen area and wanted to put some paint on to stop it rusting, unfortunately he only had green paint but not enough for the whole car!
I was going to go back to silver and then possibly put some candy over the top but I do have a fair amount of kawasaki green and as there is green in every nook and cranny already maybe that\'s the way to go?
All suggestions welcome as I change my mind on a daily basis.
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Post by: syebba on March 13, 2010, 03:53:41 PM
kawasaki green would look good.
ta stu
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 13, 2010, 06:39:29 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678718
B147 WNM  1984 series 3 for sale on Autotrader, long mot


Looks quite nice. Wheels are smart. 205 miles away from me, which direction I don\'t know.
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Post by: kiwi-mick on March 13, 2010, 06:49:41 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678822
Looks quite nice. Wheels are smart. 205 miles away from me, which direction I don\'t know.

 
anyone notice the underseal on the sills thou????
did think about it for a moment..
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 13, 2010, 06:49:48 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678720
Here\'s an unusual one....

AVG 618W  1981 series 2 on Pistonheads

Automatic, no sunroof, no rear spoiler, aero mirrors, no side repeaters.


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ggg3a.jpg)

Ex Aussie car imported in 1999

.


Hmm, this one is interesting. It was spotted by Rotaryguru in Sept 2009 in South London with a lady driver. He tagged it as an S2, understandably.
Now the \'W\' reg given by DVLA to the car as an import dates to the Registration years only for Series 1\'s. The absence of the rear spoiler also suggests that it might be an S1. But the rear end and wheels say Series 2 loud and clear.
So I just don\'t know.
Anyhow, I like the look of it. I\'d like to try that auto...bet it\'s a bit weedy....but I\'d like to drive this car!!!
Very suited to London traffic thinks I.
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Post by: kiwi-mick on March 13, 2010, 06:54:05 PM
Quote from: David Nock;678830
Hmm, this one is interesting. It was spotted by Rotaryguru in Sept 2009 in South London with a lady driver. He tagged it as an S2, understandably.
Now the \'W\' reg given by DVLA to the car as an import dates to the Registration years only for Series 1\'s. The absence of the rear spoiler also suggests that it might be an S1. But the rear end and wheels say Series 2 loud and clear.
So I just don\'t know.
Anyhow, I like the look of it. I\'d like to try that auto...bet it\'s a bit weedy....but I\'d like to drive this car!!!
Very suited to London traffic thinks I.

pretty certain it\'s a series 2 david, rear aerial and light washers and all
the series 1 I had in aus had it embedded in the windscreen if i remember correctly and no washers for the lights. thou I am going back more than a few years here..
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Post by: syebba on March 13, 2010, 07:31:12 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;678829
anyone notice the underseal on the sills thou????
did think about it for a moment..

Yep i noticed that,underseal on cills & rear valence,he may looking at the pics have done the inner arches as well.????????????
ta stu
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 07:59:23 PM
everything on that white car says series 2.
I\'ve never seen an s2 without a factory sunroof though, they were options on the S1 but i thought that they were standard on the s2 & s3.
Maybe the Aussie market models were different though.

RKK 326W, the red press car, was a series 2 on a \'W\' plate so the change over may have just caught the tail end of the \'W\'s
I\'d say that it\'s a very early S2
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 08:10:47 PM
Quote from: syebba;678779
kawasaki green would look good.
ta stu


Yeah, on a ZX-6R!!
surely not on a 1st gen with a burgundy interior.
I think silver cars with the burgundy interiors look smart as do the white ones with the burgundy interior.
I can\'t  imagine Kawasaki green with that interior though. ( unless you\'re Austin Powers)
I vote for a return to silver Steve!
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Post by: syebba on March 13, 2010, 08:35:14 PM
Haha,u & ur aversion to green.
Kawasaki green with grey interior would look good,a few on aus rotary like that.
It is a lairy colour,so each to their own,so steve you have 1 vote for silver & 1 for kawasaki green,that should make it a clearcut decision for you!
I will say if your restoring the car to standard i wouldnt do the green,but hey if your modding it?
ta stu...
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Post by: Steve-M on March 13, 2010, 08:52:13 PM
Unfortunately(?) the burgundy interior is in pretty good condition, plenty of shag pile left on the carpets etc! that\'s why I was leaning towards a brandywine/dark plum candy but then it\'s loads of extra work and I\'d rather be driving it this summer than being reminded about another unfinished project!
Mods; does anybody keep the 12a lump or should I just swap it straight out? I\'m not mad for original but keeping the 12a is appealing it just seems new parts (seals etc) are non existent?
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Post by: Ian65 on March 13, 2010, 09:02:16 PM
Quote from: Steve-M;678862
Unfortunately(?) the burgundy interior is in pretty good condition, plenty of shag pile left on the carpets etc! that\'s why I was leaning towards a brandywine/dark plum candy but then it\'s loads of extra work and I\'d rather be driving it this summer than being reminded about another unfinished project!
Mods; does anybody keep the 12a lump or should I just swap it straight out? I\'m not mad for original but keeping the 12a is appealing it just seems new parts (seals etc) are non existent?


Keep the 12A in it, they\'re a sweet little engine and are ok in a small light car like a 1st gen.
Just stick on a full sports exhaust system on it, if it hasn\'t got one already ( there  are plenty of scrap cars about with good exhausts on them) to help it breathe.
Mazda uk left the federal emission crap on the uk cars which sapped the power.... just junk all that and get a decent set of exhaust headers on it.
Also, get rid of the viscous fan that acts like an enormous brake on the engine and replace it with an electric fan or a pair of 2nd hand ones from a toyota MR2 ( they bolt straight in) and you\'re good to go!

Enjoy it and worry about fettling it next winter when the nights are long and dark and there\'s sod all else to do!
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Post by: RamoNZ on March 14, 2010, 11:59:47 AM
As I\'m looking to ditch the original exhaust, two things spring to mind - emissions and noise.

Will it pass mot and how loud will it be with headers straight through resonator and \'performance\' backbox? Subjective I know depending on muffler construction but does anyone have any links to a box that works for them?
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Post by: captainbizzaro on March 14, 2010, 12:50:49 PM
Emissions wise you should be ok with whatever system you go with as 7\'s our age only require a visual.

With regards loudness I\'ve got custom headers (when I say custom I mean homebrew) onto a stainless system with two silencers and it is not that loud. It pops and farts a fair bit but that\'s about it.
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Post by: shaunwil on March 14, 2010, 01:57:27 PM
Always love the popping when I downshift :D

Shaun
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Post by: captainbizzaro on March 14, 2010, 05:28:19 PM
ooh yeah gotta love overrun flames:chat
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 15, 2010, 12:05:58 PM
Hi Guys, re threads 21st Febraury 2010 @ 05:58pm & 08:36pm, I picked up "JAZ" from reading a fortnight ago- this is my 2nd REX.  Considering her age and with a little under 61K she\'s in pretty good condition although she needs some TLC and a few bits here and there.  Am new to these forums so I will post some photos as soon as I can.  Does anybody know where I can purchase an Owners Handbook either paperback or electronic edition?  Cliff
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Post by: Ian65 on March 15, 2010, 12:55:02 PM
Hi Cliff,
welcome to the forum...

Do you mean the drivers/ owners manual ( that shows you where the controls etc are...)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ownersbookrx7.jpg)

Widely available on ebay for under a tenner


or the workshop manuals to help you work on your car


Haynes..... very good

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/haynesrx7.jpg)


Clymer.... also very good, good troubleshooting sections

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/clymer.jpg)

Mazda factory manual.... ok, but tends to be \'unbolt faulty part and replace\', rather than fix.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx7factoryman.jpg)

These are all available on ebay for under 10 quid.

See page 17 of this thread for a tutorial I put up about putting photos onto the forum.
Nice series 2 by the way, I always liked the white 1st gens.

Cheers,
Ian
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Post by: syebba on March 15, 2010, 02:05:45 PM
Hi cliff,try Brian[kiwimazda] on this forum for rear seatbelts.[or scrappers on ebay]
ta stu..
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 15, 2010, 06:21:00 PM
Quote from: CHC;679233
Hi Guys, re threads 21st Febraury 2010 @ 05:58pm & 08:36pm, I picked up "JAZ" from reading a fortnight ago- this is my 2nd REX.  Considering her age and with a little under 61K she\'s in pretty good condition although she needs some TLC and a few bits here and there.  Am new to these forums so I will post some photos as soon as I can.  Does anybody know where I can purchase an Owners Handbook either paperback or electronic edition?  Cliff

Hi Cliff and many welcomes.

The owners handbook may also be found from one of the cars that are broken quite often on here. I have a list of \'currently being broken\' cars if you want me to email it to you. Just email me - dgnock at btopenworld dot com
Until you get sorted, just ask away and we\'ll all help from our books.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 15, 2010, 07:18:56 PM
Quote from: David Nock;572985
The recent revisit of the Poll on "What RX7 have you got" has reminded me that I have been logging 1st Gens in the UK of which I can be fairly sure are runners or \'good on SORN\', not scappers. I have been doing this for a year now and my records run to 68 cars. Allow the odd 8 which may never come off SORN, or which may be duplicates (cos I\'ve tried hard to keep things straight where I know a cars moved between owners but it gets difficult at times). At this point I reckon there\'s about 60 running cars which have been \'in print\' somewhere, either logged on this club, for sale on e bay or on show at Rotorstock/on Calendars.
I\'ve noted a little detail about each car, so if anyone wants to put the Series (1st Gen 1,2 or3), the colour and ideally a partial Reg No. up on here, I\'ll tell you if I\'ve got it logged. It would help to know if any owners are recent purchasers and where the car came from as it may be logged under somewhere else.
Regular contributors to the 1st Gen section - Mark, Shaun, Stuart (Syebba), Daverey, Don P, are all duly logged and noted.

All good fun lads, I used to log Rotherham Corporation Bus Reg Nos as a youngster in the 1950\'s. You get old but your brain still works the same!

PS, I don\'t mind logging \'whole shell scrappers\' as well if they\'re stil on a Reg No. to ID them.
Hi David, I recently bought the White Gen 1 from Reading - JAZ 5127 (currently on SORN) as reported on 21st February (bought to restore and use). I became a member of the MRC last weekend and having read your thread on previous registrations wondered if you could check up on my 1st RX-7 - VLE 990X (2.6 GT) in Yellow.  I owned it around 1987 and had it for 2-3 years and often wondered what became of her, be interested to find out.
Regards Cliff
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 15, 2010, 07:21:40 PM
Quote from: David Nock;572985
The recent revisit of the Poll on "What RX7 have you got" has reminded me that I have been logging 1st Gens in the UK of which I can be fairly sure are runners or \'good on SORN\', not scappers. I have been doing this for a year now and my records run to 68 cars. Allow the odd 8 which may never come off SORN, or which may be duplicates (cos I\'ve tried hard to keep things straight where I know a cars moved between owners but it gets difficult at times). At this point I reckon there\'s about 60 running cars which have been \'in print\' somewhere, either logged on this club, for sale on e bay or on show at Rotorstock/on Calendars.
I\'ve noted a little detail about each car, so if anyone wants to put the Series (1st Gen 1,2 or3), the colour and ideally a partial Reg No. up on here, I\'ll tell you if I\'ve got it logged. It would help to know if any owners are recent purchasers and where the car came from as it may be logged under somewhere else.
Regular contributors to the 1st Gen section - Mark, Shaun, Stuart (Syebba), Daverey, Don P, are all duly logged and noted.
 
All good fun lads, I used to log Rotherham Corporation Bus Reg Nos as a youngster in the 1950\'s. You get old but your brain still works the same!
 
PS, I don\'t mind logging \'whole shell scrappers\' as well if they\'re stil on a Reg No. to ID them.
Hi David, I recently bought the White Gen 1 from Reading - JAZ 5127 (currently on SORN) as reported on 21st February (bought to restore and use). I became a member of the MRC last weekend and having read your thread on previous registrations wondered if you could check up on my 1st RX-7 - VLE 990X (2.6 GT) in Yellow. I owned it around 1987 and had it for 2-3 years and often wondered what became of her, be interested to find out.
Regards Cliff
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Post by: mpk490p on March 15, 2010, 08:23:39 PM
Quote from: syebba;679256
Hi cliff,try Brian[kiwimazda] on this forum for rear seatbelts.[or scrappers on ebay]
ta stu..


as far as i know there never was a rear seat belt option in the uk, i have fitted a universal lap belt in mine (the fixing are there for it)
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Post by: captainbizzaro on March 15, 2010, 11:10:02 PM
Welcome to the 1st gen section Cliff:cheers
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 16, 2010, 12:13:31 PM
Hi Cliff, VLE 990X.
This is an Odd One indeed. DVLA throws up a Mazda yes, but 6546cc!! Wow, some motor.
DVLA says 1979 car but 1st Reg here in 1981, so presume an Import.

Also last car colour Red. Not been licensed since 1993 so presume it\'s gone to heaven.

So....deduction time.... was it a Series 1, imported in \'81 and with a 2546cc engine???? i.e.13B (DVLA having mistyped the engine size). Resprayed Red between 1987 (you) and last keeper in 1993?

Interesting one.
Any more info Cliff?
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 16, 2010, 01:09:48 PM
Quote from: Ian65;679238
Hi Cliff,
welcome to the forum...
 
Do you mean the drivers/ owners manual ( that shows you where the controls etc are...)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ownersbookrx7.jpg)
 
Widely available on ebay for under a tenner
 
 
or the workshop manuals to help you work on your car
 
 
Haynes..... very good
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/haynesrx7.jpg)
 
 
Clymer.... also very good, good troubleshooting sections
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/clymer.jpg)
 
Mazda factory manual.... ok, but tends to be \'unbolt faulty part and replace\', rather than fix.
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx7factoryman.jpg)
 
These are all available on ebay for under 10 quid.
 
See page 17 of this thread for a tutorial I put up about putting photos onto the forum.
Nice series 2 by the way, I always liked the white 1st gens.
 
Cheers,
Ian

Hi Ian, Yes I mean the drivers/owners manual explaining where everything should be and their intended purpose, have already purchased the Haynes Manual (1st book I buy for any vehicle).  Appreciate your reply and shall keep an eye on ebay - don\'t really want to but an american version in case of variations.  Like the sound of the Clymer - think this shall be a definite.
Regards  Cliff  
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 17, 2010, 12:13:44 AM
Quote from: David Nock;679490
Hi Cliff, VLE 990X.
This is an Odd One indeed. DVLA throws up a Mazda yes, but 6546cc!! Wow, some motor.
DVLA says 1979 car but 1st Reg here in 1981, so presume an Import.

Also last car colour Red. Not been licensed since 1993 so presume it\'s gone to heaven.

So....deduction time.... was it a Series 1, imported in \'81 and with a 2546cc engine???? i.e.13B (DVLA having mistyped the engine size). Resprayed Red between 1987 (you) and last keeper in 1993?

Interesting one.
Any more info Cliff?
Hi David, firstly thank you for coming up with details so quickly.
Yes it was a 1979 Mark 1 Series 1 with a 2546cc engine imported approx 1981.  Cannot remember if it were a 13B engine but it came in fully loaded including AC which for an early model was quite something then.  Before and through my ownership it remained in bright yellow - I even remember doing body repairs and a total re-spray from top of door height to the skirts in my garage - bright yellow.  It must have been re-coloured after I passed it on 1988/89 - it\'s a shame to hear that it probably never reached a good age but I suppose not everybody is dedicated like us.  Will post some pics when I find them.  Regards.  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on March 17, 2010, 11:31:37 PM
Hi Cliff
 welcome to the forum,looked at JAZ a few years ago but couldn\'t agree a price at the time but I did think the car was one of the better ones around then.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 18, 2010, 04:02:39 PM
Dave,
is this car on your list?...

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C144632/
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 18, 2010, 04:39:53 PM
Quote from: Ian65;680111
Dave,
is this car on your list?...

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C144632/


No Ian, tis now thanks....Nice looking S2. Price is a bit steep though.
Low miles.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 18, 2010, 06:35:04 PM
Quote from: David Nock;680143
No Ian, tis now thanks....Nice looking S2. Price is a bit steep though.
Low miles.


Looks nice though, doesn\'t it?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1205608.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/int.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/int2.jpg)


There can\'t be many unmolested 1 owner cars left now, especially series 2\'s.
Was that Clarion stereo standard fitment in a series 2?  I\'ve only ever seen them in series 3\'s

.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on March 18, 2010, 07:30:30 PM
I had a series 2 with what I think was a clarion, it also had a seperate amplifier all original.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 19, 2010, 08:04:09 AM
Quote from: daverey;679970
Hi Cliff
welcome to the forum,looked at JAZ a few years ago but couldn\'t agree a price at the time but I did think the car was one of the better ones around then.

Morning Dave, nice to speak to you and thanks for the welcome.  Actually bought this via eBay a few weeks ago on a whim - but my god was I surprised when I picked her up.  She is still in a tidy condition but does need some TLC and a few smallish jobs to revive her to former glory.  Am a former RX7 enthusiast and really glad to be reunited to this niche family group.  Regards Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on March 19, 2010, 08:15:10 AM
Quote from: Ian65;680177
Looks nice though, doesn\'t it?
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1205608.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/int.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/int2.jpg)
 
 
There can\'t be many unmolested 1 owner cars left now, especially series 2\'s.
Was that Clarion stereo standard fitment in a series 2? I\'ve only ever seen them in series 3\'s
 
.

Morning Ian - nice looking rex.  I picked up an 83 S2 with little under 61K & 3 previous owners 2 wks ago - not quite as good condition but aim to equal yours.  Not sure about my stereo but am 99.9% positive that mine isn\'t the original.  Regards Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on March 19, 2010, 09:48:36 AM
Quote from: CHC;680278
Morning Ian - nice looking rex.  I picked up an 83 S2 with little under 61K & 3 previous owners 2 wks ago - not quite as good condition but aim to equal yours.  Not sure about my stereo but am 99.9% positive that mine isn\'t the original.  Regards Cliff
im sure that they are the orginal stereo as that is the same as the one in my loft and the only type i have seen in the rx7 it is a clarion one isnt it? if so the speakers should match it all being clarion too as mine were
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on March 19, 2010, 02:29:39 PM
Exactly the same Clarion is fitted to the S2 83 Model I bought.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 19, 2010, 03:58:24 PM
Quote from: CHC;680278
Morning Ian - nice looking rex.  I picked up an 83 S2 with little under 61K & 3 previous owners 2 wks ago - not quite as good condition but aim to equal yours.  Not sure about my stereo but am 99.9% positive that mine isn\'t the original.  Regards Cliff


Sadly this doesn\'t belong to me Cliff, I put it on the thread in case David had missed it and he could check it off against his list.
Looks nice though doesn\'t it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on March 19, 2010, 04:01:34 PM
How much to polish the wheels like yours Ian? I think they look great :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 19, 2010, 04:03:07 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;680296
im sure that they are the orginal stereo as that is the same as the one in my loft and the only type i have seen in the rx7 it is a clarion one isnt it? if so the speakers should match it all being clarion too as mine were


All factory fitted stereos for the 1st gens were Clarion but the one in the photo is the later version fitted to later cars.
Most series 2 cars had the old style stereos with \'spindles\' for the volume and tuning not the later DIN type
I\'ve had a few series 2 centre console plastics and had to cut the stereo hole out to suit a modern DIN stereo.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 19, 2010, 11:29:41 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;680191
I had a series 2 with what I think was a clarion, it also had a seperate amplifier all original.

 
ohh this jogged my memory a bit, do you mean a equaliser insted of amplifier? i remember having one years and years ago with a dated system that looked origional and it did have an equaliser of the same brand as the stereo and speakers .....?????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on March 20, 2010, 08:16:24 PM
Yeah, thats the one.
Ahh the good old days!
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 20, 2010, 08:18:30 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;680398
How much to polish the wheels like yours Ian? I think they look great :)


To be fair, the one in the avatar is the best one on the car.
David has just had his recut at Pristine and they look superb....
I think that you are looking at around 50 quid a wheel for a top notch professional refurb like Pristine do.

See this thread...
http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62337
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 20, 2010, 09:10:03 PM
A760 EPH series 2 project car on ebay in Notts...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/760eph.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/eph2.jpg)



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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 20, 2010, 10:02:56 PM
Blimey thats 2 people in 1983 who liked gold!:2Rolleyes
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 20, 2010, 10:30:14 PM
A18 BYY blue  1st reg 08.01.1985  sorned

GDB 17V silver 1st reg 14.02.1980 unlicensed

CVV 30X red    1st reg 21.10.1981 unlicensed

B355 KPB green 1st reg 01.09.1984 unlicensed

B44 OJK No trace dvla

C957 BKM red 1st reg 02.10.1985 unlicensed

A783 GPL silver 1st reg 07.06.1984 unlicensed

LTP 197Y white 1st reg 14.01.1983 Elford unlicensed
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 20, 2010, 10:40:43 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/20/!Bo4+hZQB2k~$(KGrHqYH-DQEufgr9StmBLpSv-DMt!~~_35.JPG)
 
Ah u beat me to it.
Love the owners comment
\'you\'ll be lucky to find one better than this\'
 
Look at pics on ebay & see what u think,hmmm!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on March 20, 2010, 11:50:49 PM
Quote from: Ian65;680625
A760 EPH series 2 project car on ebay in Notts...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/760eph.jpg)
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/eph2.jpg)
 
 
 
.

 
a series 2 had to come up a day after i pick up a series 3 damn my luck!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 21, 2010, 12:04:51 PM
I think it will be touch and go for poor EPH.
I\'ll put him in scrap pile for the moment me\'thinks.

Spare 13B engine with him might pull the vulture crew??? A tasty morsel?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 21, 2010, 12:30:37 PM
Quote from: Ian65;680649
A18 BYY blue  1st reg 08.01.1985  sorned

GDB 17V silver 1st reg 14.02.1980 unlicensed

CVV 30X red    1st reg 21.10.1981 unlicensed

B355 KPB green 1st reg 01.09.1984 unlicensed

B44 OJK No trace dvla

C957 BKM red 1st reg 02.10.1985 unlicensed

A783 GPL silver 1st reg 07.06.1984 unlicensed

LTP 197Y white 1st reg 14.01.1983 Elford unlicensed


Got \'em all....Smug, Smug.......:rollin
Auction Records \'eh? They\'re really handy.

The Green S3 on the list KPB is almost certainly a survivor as it was sold last in 2009 and carries an Export marker on DVLA.
Apart from that one, and the top car on the list (SORN) I think the rest may possibly be gonners .....or maybe barn finds in a year or two?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 21, 2010, 12:35:16 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;680662
a series 2 had to come up a day after i pick up a series 3 damn my luck!

Done Deal then Mick? Picked it up OK?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 21, 2010, 01:06:06 PM
Quote from: CHC;679233
 Does anybody know where I can purchase an Owners Handbook either paperback or electronic edition?  Cliff


Have you seen this Cliff?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-RX-7-OWNER-MANUAL-12A_W0QQitemZ120546349598QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item1c111f521e
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 21, 2010, 01:07:43 PM
Quote from: David Nock;680714
I think it will be touch and go for poor EPH.
I\'ll put him in scrap pile for the moment me\'thinks.

Spare 13B engine with him might pull the vulture crew??? A tasty morsel?

 David the seller has said.. \'you\'ll be lucky to find one better than this\', he must mean for the scrapper then..................:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 21, 2010, 06:46:57 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;680726
David the seller has said.. \'you\'ll be lucky to find one better than this\', he must mean for the scrapper then..................:Giggle


Yeh, but we know stuff don\'t we, like unless the storage is ideal, the top will stay smart but the underside will really go badly....He says he\'s waxoiled before storing though.....Is it mildew on the gear lever surround? I hope not. Bad Sign if it is.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 21, 2010, 07:11:27 PM
Quote from: David Nock;680795
Yeh, but we know stuff don\'t we, like unless the storage is ideal, the top will stay smart but the underside will really go badly....He says he\'s waxoiled before storing though.....Is it mildew on the gear lever surround? I hope not. Bad Sign if it is.


I think the sellers got a rose tinted view of this car...
I wonder what his reserve is?
The interior looks mildew covered which means damp which means rot, dodgy electrics, bad trim / seats / carpets...
and is that underseal on the heatshields & tank?
I wouldn\'t want it for free.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 21, 2010, 10:49:47 PM
Quote from: Ian65;676527
1984 series 3 for sale in Royston, Herts...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx1-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx2-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx3-1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx4-1.jpg)

reg blanked out but here\'s the ad if you want to try and get it David

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/87074


now listed on ebay...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fdf.jpg)
Title: ebay rx7
Post by: gnj37 on March 25, 2010, 05:24:55 PM
Quote from: gnj37;674860
Thanks to david for checking car out. bought it today cheque in post great that forum members keep a eye out for beginners like myself. Not so worried about motor as i would like to see it down will post some photos when i get it home .

Car home today body wise perfect no welding required at all  have to figure out the 4 barrel carburettor as there is a slap of vacuum pipes some blocked some not will get some photos as soon as possible
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 25, 2010, 06:41:29 PM
Quote from: gnj37;681964
Car home today body wise perfect no welding required at all  have to figure out the 4 barrel carburettor as there is a slap of vacuum pipes some blocked some not will get some photos as soon as possible


Nice one.... get some pictures up!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 25, 2010, 08:28:48 PM
Quote from: Ian65;681985
Nice one.... get some pictures up!

does this type of carburettor need all pipes wires etc to start as there is a lot of pipes on top of the engine conected to no thing ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 25, 2010, 09:22:02 PM
If you look at a sticky thread above this one you will see "workshop manuals" , from there you can download a manual for the carb.

  Good luck
     Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 26, 2010, 11:10:06 AM
Nice one Gary.
Yes the guides and manuals out there should give the pipe and wire connections.
Also if you master the art of uploading pics you can show us what\'s there and what\'s not there.
The 13B with a Nikki should be same pipes and connections as our 12A engines. Anyone  any experience of this??
I can see the jetting being a bit out for the bigger capacity but it should be possible to start and run if the right connections are linked up?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 26, 2010, 07:10:53 PM
Get you with your avatar!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 27, 2010, 05:08:48 PM
Quote from: David Nock;682199
Nice one Gary.
Yes the guides and manuals out there should give the pipe and wire connections.
Also if you master the art of uploading pics you can show us what\'s there and what\'s not there.
The 13B with a Nikki should be same pipes and connections as our 12A engines. Anyone  any experience of this??
I can see the jetting being a bit out for the bigger capacity but it should be possible to start and run if the right connections are linked up?

Got car running today loads of small things to bypass and solve  she runs but like a bag of bottles I\'m not sure about the distributor cap leads on what goes were can\'t see any thing in manual also the carburettor   leaking all over the place that\'s not a problem going to get down draft weber tomorrow and that will put that to bed have a problem with fuel tank as the fuel pump was not working so we retro fitted red top fuel pump in the engine bay but could get no fuel to flow through pipe is there some sort of device that is stuffed in the tank like a valve  if i can get this sorted next will be the wiring  cheers gary
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on March 27, 2010, 05:22:09 PM
There is a fuel fitter which could be blocked, it is located on the underside of the car infront of the fuel tank.

   Good luck
     Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 27, 2010, 05:47:02 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;682596
There is a fuel fitter which could be blocked, it is located on the underside of the car in front of the fuel tank.

   Good luck
     Dibs


  I think its all right i will put it on lift and have a better look  Now has any body have a Ida weber inlet manifold to suit 13b ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 28, 2010, 07:40:01 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;682395
Get you with your avatar!

Bloodx hell Captain! Wozzat you got, Rising Sun or a Supanova?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 28, 2010, 07:56:25 PM
Quote from: gnj37;682595
Got car running today loads of small things to bypass and solve  she runs but like a bag of bottles I\'m not sure about the distributor cap leads on what goes were can\'t see any thing in manual also the carburettor   leaking all over the place that\'s not a problem going to get down draft weber tomorrow and that will put that to bed have a problem with fuel tank as the fuel pump was not working so we retro fitted red top fuel pump in the engine bay but could get no fuel to flow through pipe is there some sort of device that is stuffed in the tank like a valve  if i can get this sorted next will be the wiring  cheers gary


FOR THE 12A Engine, and I guess 13B will be same:
Distributor Cap is marked:
\'T\' goes to Trailing Coil, which is the one nearest  to the front of the car.
\'L\' goes to Leading Coil, which is the one nearest to the passenger compartment of the car.
Rotors are \'1\' and \'2\', \'1\' being the front one \'2\' being the back one (like a piston engine\'s cylinders).
Trailing Plugs are the top ones, Leading plugs at the bottom.
So leads go
.......\'T\' and \'L\' to the coils,
.......\'T1\' and \'T2\' to the top plugs, Rotors 1 and 2 respectively,
...... \'L1\' and \'L2\' to the bottom plugs, Rotors 1 and 2 respectively.
Mustn\'t get \'em mixed up, ever.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on March 28, 2010, 08:00:47 PM
Just in case anyone was in any doubt whether I had a sig or not:Giggle

Forgot to commend you on how good Gus looked the other day too.:Thumbsup!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 28, 2010, 08:22:38 PM
You did thanks Captain.....you were obviously distracted planning your massive supernova.

I checked all positive comments carefully and blackmarked anyone whose praise was absent......no not really.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 29, 2010, 03:07:57 PM
Quote from: David Nock;682860
FOR THE 12A Engine, and I guess 13B will be same:
Distributor Cap is marked:
\'T\' goes to Trailing Coil, which is the one nearest to the front of the car.
\'L\' goes to Leading Coil, which is the one nearest to the passenger compartment of the car.
Rotors are \'1\' and \'2\', \'1\' being the front one \'2\' being the back one (like a piston engine\'s cylinders).
Trailing Plugs are the top ones, Leading plugs at the bottom.
So leads go
.......\'T\' and \'L\' to the coils,
.......\'T1\' and \'T2\' to the top plugs, Rotors 1 and 2 respectively,
...... \'L1\' and \'L2\' to the bottom plugs, Rotors 1 and 2 respectively.
Mustn\'t get \'em mixed up, ever.
 good man that helped starts 1st turn of key now dont know if this any indication of engine health or not  i have a weber but no inlet manifold has any one got one sitting gathering dust ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on March 29, 2010, 03:12:21 PM
what 13b is it? 4port or 6port
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 29, 2010, 05:39:47 PM
Quote from: mpk490p;683035
what 13b is it? 4port or 6port
 I\'m not sure how can u tell ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on March 29, 2010, 05:47:09 PM
is it a later engine from a gen 2? if you have the inlet manifold off count the holes
this may help http://www.tweakit.net/shop/index.php?cPath=326_27_181&sort=2a&page=2
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 30, 2010, 01:17:16 PM
not a new one but up for sale on Pistonheads....  £2500

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ckl1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ckl2.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/ckl3.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on March 30, 2010, 03:24:58 PM
Quote from: Ian65;683278
not a new one but up for sale on Pistonheads....  £2500


I remember this being up for sale last year and thought then it looked a lovely car. I\'m not in the market for a 1st gen, but if I was....
I\'m sure it was a lot more expensive last year as well.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on March 30, 2010, 05:12:23 PM
Yes Ian, this car would be on my shortlist as well.
I think it\'s exactly as it\'s described, a 60,000 miler and it\'s down from £3000 last year. I think it was on sale for more than that before then but Paul, the seller, has clearly had no takers.
The only problem is the location - Aberdeen, but if I were buying I\'d make the trip with reasonable hopes of a damn good bargain.

PS I have Paul\'s contact details and permission to give them out if anyone who\'s really interested in the car wants them.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on March 30, 2010, 05:34:18 PM
Quote from: mpk490p;683073
is it a later engine from a gen 2? if you have the inlet manifold off count the holes
this may help http://www.tweakit.net/shop/index.php?cPath=326_27_181&sort=2a&page=2


Has anyone ever mounted different carb to the Nikki manifold using a adapter plate of some sort ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on March 30, 2010, 08:40:35 PM
That\'s a very well looked after fb,even bottom of cills have no dirt on them!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 04:16:47 PM
B230 VHW white series 3 for sale on Pistonheads

What a lovely looking car!


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx1.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx2.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx3.jpg)


Mainland U.K. this time as well!!


.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 04:44:19 PM
That\'s a very nice car,body/wheels/engine all seem good,well loooked after & i think a g8 price for someone.
Love white Fb\'s in good nick,they just look crisp & clean.
Magnesium wheels on Fb\'s,are they?
After the recent influx of 1st gens from Jersey,this ones more accessible for peeps on the mainland.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 04:48:26 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;682862
Just in case anyone was in any doubt whether I had a sig or not:Giggle
 
Forgot to commend you on how good Gus looked the other day too.:Thumbsup!

Your sig,u can\'t miss it,it hurts my eyes,i need shades on to look at it,my retinas have been burnt out!lol:spank
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 05:23:14 PM
Quote from: syebba;684212
That\'s a very nice car,body/wheels/engine all seem good,well loooked after & i think a g8 price for someone.
Love white Fb\'s in good nick,they just look crisp & clean.
ta stu..


I agree with that Stu, white 1st gens in nice condition look great.
On series 3\'s as well, the burgundy interiors, although of their time,  somehow just suit the cars.
It\'s hard to imagine white or silver series 3\'s with any other colour.
This car looks spot on for the money.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 05:27:59 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;682862
Just in case anyone was in any doubt whether I had a sig or not:Giggle


Everytime I see it it reminds me of the zeros screaming down battleship alley in Pearl Harbour film!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 03, 2010, 05:30:29 PM
It was on sale middle of last year still in Nottinghamshire. Before that I\'ve a ??note saying \'Suffolk 2007\'?
I see the engine\'s been swopped by Carl (Steve?) for a fresher 21,000 mile unit as well. That adds to the appeal I reckon.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 03, 2010, 05:32:40 PM
Quote from: Ian65;684234
Everytime I see it it reminds me of the zeros screaming down battleship alley in Pearl Harbour film!

That\'s why I said Supernova, getting away to something in space, bearing in mind where the Mazda factory is.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 03, 2010, 05:34:24 PM
Quote from: syebba;684212
That\'s a very nice car,body/wheels/engine all seem good,well loooked after & i think a g8 price for someone.
Love white Fb\'s in good nick,they just look crisp & clean.
Magnesium wheels on Fb\'s,are they?
After the recent influx of 1st gens from Jersey,this ones more accessible for peeps on the mainland.
ta stu..


Alloy? Magalloy? Don\'t know but they do seem to last and not crack or go porous.
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 05:42:52 PM
i\'ve noticed not many owners,well on here anyway don\'t want to change the standard alloys for aftermarkets,the wheels must be nice looking then!
What i like about s3 wheels is the highly polished outer lip & polished centre with painted inserts,more interesting than a dull grey alloy wheel.
owners of Fc\'s & fd\'s always seem to ditch their standard wheels.
ta stu..
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 05:46:28 PM
Quote from: David Nock;684238
Alloy? Magalloy? Don\'t know but they do seem to last and not crack or go porous.


it says refurbished wheels but they don\'t look like yours or Stu\'s do they.... ?unless it\'s just the photo.
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 05:46:57 PM
The reason i questioned magnesium alloy is i was told it was lighter & stronger than standard alloy wheels,i had magnesium alloys on a cobra replica & they cost a fortune![image wheels told me this]
The Fb wheels are fairly robust,it,s the lacquer that goes,then the white corrosion sets in under the lacquer.
ta stu..
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 05:50:17 PM
Quote from: Ian65;684244
it says refurbished wheels but they don\'t look like yours or Stu\'s do they.... ?unless it\'s just the photo.

could be just the pic,but the wheels look like they\'ve been powdercoated all over,they should have a high sheen to them,like daves & mine,still thats easily sorted.
ta stu
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 05:52:11 PM
Quote from: syebba;684245

The Fb wheels are fairly robust,it,s the lacquer that goes,then the white corrosion sets in under the lacquer.
ta stu..


That\'s right, they are.
Remember the pepperpots and the RS 7 spokes that they put on the Capris?
The last car I restored was a Capri 2.8 injection special and the alloys, like nearly all old Capri alloys, were as porous as hell.
The tyres used to slowly deflate due to the porous alloy.
You don\'t get that problem with 1st gen wheels.
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 05:59:32 PM
I\'m pretty sure capri pepperpots are the same as those on the elford turbo,both made by wolfrace.
Ford cheapskated on various items,porous wheels & really annoying,they could,nt even fit the same size door mirrors on mk3 capri\'s,the passenger side was smaller than the other side!
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 06:10:06 PM
I think that the Elford used genuine Wolfrace and Ford used a pattern wheel.
They may have used Wolfrace for the prototypes but once they went into mass production, they used a similar wheel but non genuine I think.
I know that it\'s hard to get non porous Ford pepperpots these days.
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Post by: A7RXY on April 03, 2010, 08:05:11 PM
My first Ser 1 had Elford wheels, and they were Wolfrace

(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/P1000538.jpg)
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 08:39:49 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;684290
My first Ser 1 had Elford wheels, and they were Wolfrace


Did you put those on Dibs or were they on when you bought it?
The series 1....... takes me back!
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Post by: A7RXY on April 03, 2010, 08:50:37 PM
I think I have said somewhere before, it was a ser 1 unsold by Richard Knight Cars when the ser 2 came out, so they jazzed it up with the wheels and coachline and good discount, if memory serves me right £7750, to sell it and along came me and could not resist it, that was in 81, sold it in 83 for the deposit for the house I\'m still in today.
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 09:28:07 PM
Quote from: Ian65;684255
I think that the Elford used genuine Wolfrace and Ford used a pattern wheel.
They may have used Wolfrace for the prototypes but once they went into mass production, they used a similar wheel but non genuine I think.
I know that it\'s hard to get non porous Ford pepperpots these days.

Just been googling,the capri 2.8i did use wolfrace sonic pepperpots[not copies] the same as the elford turbo.
Wonder if the stud patterns the same as well?
ta
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 09:43:43 PM
Quote from: syebba;684319
Just been googling,the capri 2.8i did use wolfrace sonic pepperpots[not copies] the same as the elford turbo.
Wonder if the stud patterns the same as well?
ta


my 2.8i had Ford stamped sonic / pepper pots, not Wolfrace
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Post by: syebba on April 03, 2010, 10:26:40 PM
i looked on retro motors,won\'t let me take a link off,but has full specs for the 2.8i capri.[my guess is ford started using wolfrace,then cheapskated & got copies done]
ta stu
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Post by: Ian65 on April 03, 2010, 10:29:28 PM
Quote from: syebba;684349
i looked on retro motors,won\'t let me take a link off,but has full specs for the 2.8i capri.[my guess is ford started using wolfrace,then cheapskated & got copies done]
ta stu


Yeah,
I think that\'s about right. I think they made some minor variations and then just knocked out thousands themselves. Ford were always looking to cut costs and dress up cars as performance models on the cheap, why pay for Wolfrace when you can make your own cheap version?
Getting back to the 1st gens, I like all 3 versions of the factory wheels, I reckon each suits its respective model really well.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 05, 2010, 05:08:57 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;660834
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/Bh6jVfwBmkKGrHqQH-CwE.jpg)

 Now on Ebay

Back on ebay. Paul\'s (riber3) on here.
If the previous form on this motor is anything to go by I think the reserve will be quite high.
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Post by: Ian65 on April 05, 2010, 08:32:10 PM
Quote from: David Nock;684778
Back on ebay. Paul\'s (riber3) on here.
If the previous form on this motor is anything to go by I think the reserve will be quite high.


I think it\'s a real shame cause he\'s obviously put his so much effort and passion  into this car but I can\'t see it ever making the reserve.
Once you take the rotary out of a RX7, you take its soul out.
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Post by: Ian65 on April 09, 2010, 01:47:01 PM
back on ebay again...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/brx7.jpg)

sold for around 600 quid last time.
.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 09, 2010, 08:17:39 PM
That\'s the one with the dented wing. If the write up on ebay is correct it sounds like a nice runner
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Post by: Ian65 on April 09, 2010, 08:35:48 PM
yes, just needs a bit of tidying, could be a nice rolling resto for the right person ( if the price is right)
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Post by: kiwi-mick on April 09, 2010, 09:23:43 PM
Quote from: Ian65;686051
yes, just needs a bit of tidying, could be a nice rolling resto for the right person ( if the price is right)
i\'m going to bite as i think the silver series 3 is going to be a scrapper to be honest too many holes fallin in here and there. is there anyone up that way guys who could look see what the chassis is like for me??
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Post by: RamoNZ on April 09, 2010, 10:46:49 PM
Does that mean the exhaust off silver one would be for sale then? Sans headers as I got some I still got to pick up so headers back would be great.

I started the C reg up after taking the rotten backbox off and it was sooo loud but sounded great :)
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Post by: kiwi-mick on April 10, 2010, 12:47:10 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;686077
Does that mean the exhaust off silver one would be for sale then? Sans headers as I got some I still got to pick up so headers back would be great. :)

not sure yet mate but will put it up on here if i don\'t need it, am still looking to source new pipe to make up a replacement system as i believe what people are charging for new systems is extravagant(excuse my spelling)
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Post by: Ian65 on April 10, 2010, 07:42:02 AM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;686056
i\'m going to bite as i think the silver series 3 is going to be a scrapper to be honest too many holes fallin in here and there. is there anyone up that way guys who could look see what the chassis is like for me??


it sold on a buy it now on ebay last November for £595.
Here are some links from when it was for sale back then...

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?f=23&t=786869&nmt=RE: SOTW: Mazda RX-7

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C126076/#

as David says, seemed mechanically good but bodywork tatty.
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Post by: syebba on April 10, 2010, 11:16:42 AM
i\'ve said it before & i\'ll say it again.
 
Most important areas on 1st gens are body & chassis,anything mechanical can be fixed at reasonable cost considering the amount of scrappers around.
Ta stu..
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 10, 2010, 11:29:06 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;686077
Does that mean the exhaust off silver one would be for sale then? Sans headers as I got some I still got to pick up so headers back would be great.

I started the C reg up after taking the rotten backbox off and it was sooo loud but sounded great :)

Howling sounds as the jackals sit round in a circle and the vultures fly overhead.:eek:

Dooooo let me know if you  break it Mick so\'s I can shift it to scrappers pile. I guess I\'m just the same.:2Rolleyes
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Post by: syebba on April 10, 2010, 11:33:52 AM
I\'ve noticed a trend with 1st gens,they go on fleabay in the spring,then nothing,hardly any more up 4 sale till next spring!
Always come with words,easy fixer upper,g8 project for summer,
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Post by: syebba on April 10, 2010, 11:37:17 AM
Quote from: David Nock;686179
Howling sounds as the jackals sit round in a circle and the vultures fly overhead.:eek:
 
Dooooo let me know if you break it Mick so\'s I can shift it to scrappers pile. I guess I\'m just the same.:2Rolleyes

Hehe lots of scavengers on here looking for their next tasty morsel.
No prey can escape,circling vultures can spot a rex in trouble from miles away,what they miss the hyena\'s sniff out!:mmmm
ta stu..
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Post by: A7RXY on April 10, 2010, 11:53:57 AM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;686056
i\'m going to bite as i think the silver series 3 is going to be a scrapper to be honest too many holes fallin in here and there. is there anyone up that way guys who could look see what the chassis is like for me??

Have a good look at the rust bubbles on the roof, ebay pic, there can be some real rust problems from the sunroof gutters.
  Good luck
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Post by: kiwi-mick on April 10, 2010, 01:50:53 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;686185
Have a good look at the rust bubbles on the roof, ebay pic, there can be some real rust problems from the sunroof gutters.
Good luck

yea did see those. was hoping it was just there thou, i\'ve got the silver up on ramps now wifes in first stages of labour going to get my screw driver to check for just how bad the underside rust is. there\'s more than enough in other places, need more time in the day if only i could pause time and pinch 3 hours a day to work on the cars...
was actually hoping for a series 2 with a decent chassis but that what it seems to be only hope..
think i\'ll have to settle for a series 3 and change the diff and front wheel stud pattern back to 4 x 110 got me a brand spanking new set of chrome modulars for my project ... not many modgies in the uk i bet however the brigdestone SF330\'s are proving very difficult to source as they stoped making em a couple or three years back might have to buy a car in nz to get the tryes i want seen one with what i want but the car is £2500 and thats a bit steep for 4 tryes especially with import duty and vat
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Post by: mooragerx7 on April 11, 2010, 05:41:19 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;686185
Have a good look at the rust bubbles on the roof, ebay pic, there can be some real rust problems from the sunroof gutters.
Good luck

yea i know a bout that mine had gone there and it had already been done once before a nice mix of paper and bog and fiberglass yum
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Post by: RamoNZ on April 11, 2010, 01:35:15 PM
Has the list of running/SORN cars been updated to take into account the fact that I have both C970 DKP and A475 NEG?
 
Im sorry to add that A475 NEG will soon be no longer with us, as it will be heading the the great rotor heaven that some of us call NZ. She was bought to order for my brother in law who was looking for an unmolested original which are pretty scarce in those parts...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 11, 2010, 05:56:50 PM
Ah....Good, thanks for that, I had no idea where NEG had gone. I tried to find out but couldn\'t. Pity it\'s going but I\'m sure it\'ll be happy there :WaveBye .......Let me know when it\'s on the Boat would you so I can move it to the \'exported overseas\' section. (Ireland, CI, IoM etc I class as British Isles which is what my Register is based on).

You know the other one, don\'t you mean C969 not C970?

Dave.
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Post by: RamoNZ on April 11, 2010, 06:24:47 PM
Ah yes, I do - oops. There is another on here with that reg - brothers I guess!
 
Mine was registered 30/10/85 and I think the other one was a week or so later? Also \'Tender Blue\' as well?
 
I know there are not a whole lot left on the roads now, but what were the UK sales figures from new? How many have been lost and how many are we losing each year? That would be very interesting to find out.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2010, 11:50:07 AM
There were a band of brothers together....C966, C967, C968, C969, C970...... According to DVLA all were registered together on the same day. All were Blue.
We worked out on here that the \'KP\' in the Reg, being Maidstone District in Kent would have been probably issued to the Mazda Company themselves, \'cos they were close by.

Sadly only the last 2 cars seem to be still around.

I\'ve always thought that total UK sales of the 1st Gen were around the 7000 mark.
It may be that there\'s another load out there in garages and barns.....So at a very wild guess 300 total still left. We know of 200 or so complete cars - and the wastage rate from that is perhaps 10/15 a year.....In fact I\'ve another 2 to shift to scrappers in the next week or 2  I think.....kiwi-mick\'s Silver S3 and a Blue S2 in Bolton for which I\'ve never had the Reg, but I\'m sure now is gone.
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Post by: RamoNZ on April 12, 2010, 12:55:41 PM
Interesting - 5 registered on the same day and in the same colour? It must have been some kind of publicity stunt? The \'C\' mark was available from 1st september so it cannot have been a reg thing.
 
The selling dealer on mine is Gatwick Mazda which was only 10 miles from my house now.
 
No mention of Kent in the books (I got them with the car) from what I remember although I will check.
 
I wonder how many will be left in 2020??
 
Can you send me the list? I would love to see it - how many there are based on Reg - there cannot be too many C\'s left can there? How did you get a K? ramon@paxton.co.uk (ramon@paxton.co.uk)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 12, 2010, 06:43:11 PM
No, it seems to be common to find \'clusters\' of Mazda cars on the Maidstone District Registration letters.....So there\'s clusters of \'CKL\'s registered together, and I broke a \'KKW\' which is next to a couple of others. Also the 5 or 6 early Press launch Series 1 cars all seemed to be \'FKJ\'s. It\'s the \'KP\', KL\', \'KW\', \'KJ\' suffixes which say Maidstone Office/Mazda\'s own Car in the 1980\'s.

2020??? A few will still be going, mine for one, done 53,000 and theres others with lower miles.

The location list has been sent by email.....There are no Reg Nos on there though but I can confirm 17 \'C\'s roadgoing, 29 on SORN. Then there are a couple of \'D\'s which are roadgoing plus my \'K\'. That came about because a London Dealer took the car from the boat in Spring 1986 but didn\'t register it. It was finally registered in Dec 1992 because of the Cat Laws coming in (would have stopped it going on road after 1993) and we bought it from him in 1993.

I\'m trying to stay on the right side of the privacy laws with the information I put outwards from my Register. Therefore whilst I might wheedle and cajole registration numbers out of people by PM or ebay message, if it\'s not already been posted for example on ebay or on here, then I don\'t think I have the right to put it back out into circulation, same with the exact location, I only give that by a general geographic area.
Trouble is the Registrations are essential to make sure tracking of cars and their actual numbers (quantity) is accurate.
I hope you can see why I do this. I know a complete listing of all known cars with their numbers would be very interesting indeed but I don\'t want to risk a load of complaints.

Cheers Dave
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Post by: Ian65 on April 12, 2010, 09:31:15 PM
Quote from: David Nock;686793
No, it seems to be common to find \'clusters\' of Mazda cars on the Maidstone District Registration letters.....So there\'s clusters of \'CKL\'s registered together, and I broke a \'KKW\' which is next to a couple of others. Also the 5 or 6 early Press launch Series 1 cars all seemed to be \'FKJ\'s. It\'s the \'KP\', KL\', \'KW\', \'KJ\' suffixes which say Maidstone Office/Mazda\'s own Car in the 1980\'s.

2020??? A few will still be going, mine for one, done 53,000 and theres others with lower miles.

The location list has been sent by email.....There are no Reg Nos on there though but I can confirm 17 \'C\'s roadgoing, 29 on SORN. Then there are a couple of \'D\'s which are roadgoing plus my \'K\'. That came about because a London Dealer took the car from the boat in Spring 1986 but didn\'t register it. It was finally registered in Dec 1992 because of the Cat Laws coming in (would have stopped it going on road after 1993) and we bought it from him in 1993.

I\'m trying to stay on the right side of the privacy laws with the information I put outwards from my Register. Therefore whilst I might wheedle and cajole registration numbers out of people by PM or ebay message, if it\'s not already been posted for example on ebay or on here, then I don\'t think I have the right to put it back out into circulation, same with the exact location, I only give that by a general geographic area.
Trouble is the Registrations are essential to make sure tracking of cars and their actual numbers (quantity) is accurate.
I hope you can see why I do this. I know a complete listing of all known cars with their numbers would be very interesting indeed but I don\'t want to risk a load of complaints.

Cheers Dave



I\'ve got to say David, that I wouldn\'t have any objection to my registration being published on this list. I wouldn\'t want my name, address , location or anything to identify me or the cars exact location but if it said \' C707 ULW Red, Staffordshire\', that wouldn\'t worry me at all and would make your database very interesting reading. I wonder how many people would look at it and recognise a registration from years ago, owned by themselves or someone they knew.
I can totally appreciate your caution though, some people love to moan about anything, even when there\'s nothing to moan about!


.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 13, 2010, 01:04:35 PM
Yeh, It\'s a problem I\'d love to solve by just publishing the Reg Nos....

But, suppose someone who I realised had bought a particular car, wanted to  blank the Reg on Photo\'s.(Plenty similar to that on the list).

Then I go and put it up on here. He googles or something and finds it, whats he going to say? "Take it of that list fella"? Once on the net it\'s irreversible; I can\'t retract it.

Plus these search engine bots or whatever they are find anything.

I\'ve put my own car up several times recently with it\'s Reg showing \'cos I can\'t very well ask for info one way only.

I\'ve concluded that if anyone asks about a particular car and it\'s scrapped or probably scrapped I can say so (because as you know Ian, it\'s more or less clear from DVLA public access about that info). If on the other hand it still lived somewhere then I would say so and then take steps, if I could,  to get the owners consent to say roughly where it was and who had it.

As said previously, If a car\'s been in print on here or ebay recently then that\'s public info anyway.

I love this whole business of car histories/ Reg numbers to trace \'em and so on, but not everyone feels the same.
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Post by: RamoNZ on April 14, 2010, 01:17:33 PM
I got the list - I wasnt really after the reg numbers, more the letters as a matter of interest, however as it is, it is very interesting reading! Nice to know there are some cars local to me, although none in West Sussex which makes me feel a bit special..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on April 15, 2010, 08:43:10 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;687277
I got the list - I wasnt really after the reg numbers, more the letters as a matter of interest, however as it is, it is very interesting reading! Nice to know there are some cars local to me, although none in West Sussex which makes me feel a bit special..


Any more in East Sussex?
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 15, 2010, 05:39:11 PM
Pop us an email on dgnock@btopenworld.com and I\'ll send you the list.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 15, 2010, 05:43:29 PM
Quote from: Ian65;638963
Very nice 1 owner low milage series 2 on Ebay. Located in London. Seller asking £2000
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU272Y2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/AGU2723.jpg)
 
Not many about like this any more!

Relisted on ebay £1995 \'Buy it Now\', Leatherhead.
Not as shiney this time.
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Post by: Ian65 on April 15, 2010, 06:24:54 PM
Quote from: David Nock;687563
Relisted on ebay £1995 \'Buy it Now\', Leatherhead.
Not as shiney this time.


Yes, not as nicely presented this time.....  a bit of rot showing up now too.
Still a nice car, especially for a series 2  but 2 grand??
I\'d rather go another 500 quid and buy the silver one in Aberdeen.
Now that is a really nice car...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 16, 2010, 07:11:01 AM
Quote from: Ian65;687568
Yes, not as nicely presented this time.....  a bit of rot showing up now too.
Still a nice car, especially for a series 2  but 2 grand??
I\'d rather go another 500 quid and buy the silver one in Aberdeen.
Now that is a really nice car...

100% agree Ian. The Silver Aberdeen car must be in the top 2 presently for sale....(can\'t forget Dave C\'s Opal Green one).
But back to Aberdeen......if the car is what it seems to be it\'s a bargain. It has to be worth £3000 if it is a minter.

Look at the posting time guys.....Haven\'t been up this early for 5 years.
Our new lovely straggie cat is off to the vets for his nicknacks off and he can\'t have his breakkie. He\'s shut in and mad and VERY hungry.
He will be giving it some tonk with the meows later on today.
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Post by: A7RXY on April 16, 2010, 09:39:19 AM
Ouch ........................
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Post by: Ian65 on April 16, 2010, 12:50:22 PM
Quote from: David Nock;687656
Our new lovely straggie cat is off to the vets for his nicknacks off and he can\'t have his breakkie. He\'s shut in and mad and VERY hungry.
He will be giving it some tonk with the meows later on today.


don\'t know about mad, he\'ll be bloody livid when he wakes up!
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Post by: captainbizzaro on April 16, 2010, 11:22:14 PM
I feel his pain.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on April 17, 2010, 07:29:20 AM
Quote from: David Nock;687656
Our new lovely straggie cat is off to the vets for his nicknacks off and he can\'t have his breakkie. He\'s shut in and mad and VERY hungry.
He will be giving it some tonk with the meows later on today.

I might be off for similar op now, tuesday we finally had a new addition to the family a little girl so got two now. wonder how much it\'ll hurt....LOL
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 17, 2010, 08:19:01 AM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;687859
I might be off for similar op now, tuesday we finally had a new addition to the family a little girl so got two now. wonder how much it\'ll hurt....LOL


Many congratulations Mick!
I\'ve got 2 girls, they\'re great fun!
Also, they don\'t raid your garage and nick your spanners and tools like lads do.
You\'re right.... she\'ll be carting you off to the vets now!
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Post by: captainbizzaro on April 17, 2010, 08:55:12 AM
You\'ll be fine mate it\'s not bad-my good lady sent me to the vets after our fourth.:2eek

Congrats on the birth anyway:guinness
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Post by: A7RXY on April 17, 2010, 10:37:00 AM
Congrats Mick and your good lady.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 17, 2010, 10:48:46 AM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;687859
I might be off for similar op now, tuesday we finally had a new addition to the family a little girl so got two now. wonder how much it\'ll hurt....LOL

Many Congratulations Mick.
Our \'Charlie\' is up and walking (sort of) today.
Soon he\'ll be back on the Razz.....that\'s when he\'ll find out he\'s been short changed by the men in white coats. :3Confused \'Where have THEY gone he\'ll wonder- \'anyone found two black golf balls\'?? :3Confused
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 17, 2010, 10:57:06 AM
Quote from: Ian65;687863

I\'ve got 2 girls, they\'re great fun!
Also, they don\'t raid your garage and nick your spanners and tools like lads do.


They\'re more subtle than that, I\'ve 2 girls as well.
They get their own houses not far away and it\'s \'Dad will YOU bring YOUR spanners round to do a LITTLE JOB please\'
That\'s where \'Little Job\' means about 3 days work.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on April 17, 2010, 09:44:25 PM
Congratulations to you both, I found the worst of the op was the itch when the hair grew back.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 17, 2010, 09:48:02 PM
Quote from: daverey;687967
Congratulations to you both, I found the worst of the op was the itch when the hair grew back.


I think the worse bit is wanting to work on the RX7 but not being able to get off the sofa!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on April 17, 2010, 10:16:01 PM
Quote from: Ian65;687863
Many congratulations Mick!
I\'ve got 2 girls, they\'re great fun!
Also, they don\'t raid your garage and nick your spanners and tools like lads do.
You\'re right.... she\'ll be carting you off to the vets now!

sorry all when i said i have two i didn\'t explain myself very well oldest is boy new addition is a girl
cheers for all the well wishes
mick
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on April 17, 2010, 10:16:54 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;687859
I might be off for similar op now, tuesday we finally had a new addition to the family a little girl so got two now. wonder how much it\'ll hurt....LOL

Congratulations mick, hope you are all doing well.
Im glad its a girl, you better get thinking of names.
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 17, 2010, 10:17:10 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;687982
sorry all when i said i have two i didn\'t explain myself very well oldest is boy new addition is a girl
cheers for all the well wishes
mick


in that case, lock your tools away!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on April 21, 2010, 10:18:43 PM
new series 2 on pistonheads any info on this one dave??
looks straight enough but unsure about one thing did they ever colour code the spray arms on the front bumper?
think this may have had a recent respray and if it has what is it covering??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on April 21, 2010, 11:27:05 PM
Blimey they appear to have achieved the \'every panel a different colour\' look with panache!

By the looks of the missing bump strip on the front wing its definately had paint at some point.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 22, 2010, 10:48:25 AM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;688862
new series 2 on pistonheads any info on this one dave??
looks straight enough but unsure about one thing did they ever colour code the spray arms on the front bumper?
think this may have had a recent respray and if it has what is it covering??

No, nothing on it Mick...I\'ve entered it as a runner but in the unknowns (no Reg No. Category).
The headlamp washers were always Black I think....A bit hard to get off, that suggests a respray.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 22, 2010, 10:57:48 AM
Quote from: David Nock;688932

The headlamp washers were always Black I think....A bit hard to get off, that suggests a respray.


and not a very good one at that!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on April 22, 2010, 11:14:04 AM
Quote from: Ian65;688934
and not a very good one at that!
i know guys but hey it\'s a series 2 and it has black interior.....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 22, 2010, 11:22:19 AM
If you get talking to the guy, ask him for the Reg Mick.
Explain it\'s for \'The Register Man\', some loony old geezer on MRC.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on April 22, 2010, 11:44:45 AM
Quote from: David Nock;688940
If you get talking to the guy, ask him for the Reg Mick.
Explain it\'s for \'The Register Man\', some loony old geezer on MRC.
sorry mate he\'s not near the car and i have a feeling he\'s got a few there. but don\'t worry i\'ll give you any details you want in two weeks when i buy it!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 24, 2010, 11:20:29 AM
Dibs,
is that your car?!

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/a7r.jpg)

.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 24, 2010, 11:43:48 AM
It does look like it.
It\'s immaculate!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 24, 2010, 11:47:58 AM
Quote from: syebba;689411
It does look like it.
It\'s immaculate!


I knew he\'d have problems with that carb!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 24, 2010, 11:52:04 AM
Quote from: Ian65;689413
I knew he\'d have problems with that carb!

Or he\'s going to Brooklands like this,we all know he dose\'nt like to add miles to his rex,maybe it\'s a trailer queen?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 24, 2010, 05:27:13 PM
???????????????????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 24, 2010, 06:41:48 PM
Quote from: David Nock;689444
???????????????????


seen on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-4-REPAIRERS-RECOVERY-COLLECTION-DELIVERY_W0QQitemZ370370151687QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_localservices_courier_delivery_GL?hash=item563bc80507
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on April 24, 2010, 07:39:32 PM
Yes it is my car, that was the guy that took it to the so called specialist to sort out the carb, and I think you all know the outcome of that.............. yes I ended up doing it myself, but I will be driving it to Brooklands tomorrow..............nah nah.........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 24, 2010, 08:14:55 PM
the aerial threw me.... have you changed it for a rubber one?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on April 24, 2010, 08:28:15 PM
Yes I tried to fix the electric one as it was not fully going down, and yes it snapped, so I fitted the rubber one last week. Now trying to fix the old one as I realy don\'t like the rubber one.   btw you have got some eyes to spot that one..........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 24, 2010, 09:22:52 PM
what big eyes I do have!
I see they were your old wheelnuts as well!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on April 24, 2010, 10:17:30 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;689474
btw you have got some eyes to spot that one..........

I think the saying is "Eyes like a sh*thouse rat".
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 25, 2010, 12:42:08 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;689474
Yes I tried to fix the electric one as it was not fully going down, and yes it snapped, so I fitted the rubber one last week. Now trying to fix the old one as I realy don\'t like the rubber one.   btw you have got some eyes to spot that one..........

Me too; immediately saw that Dibs was a mean ol\' git who wouldn\'t shell out £180 or so for a proper new Mazda aerial.....tightwad...

Best get a \'front corner Avatar\' now Dibs......Only electric men can show their backsides on here.

Hmmm ......is Captain Bizz flaunting or taunting us with his aerial I wonder?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on April 25, 2010, 01:00:17 PM
i ditched mine and went for a beesting on the roof :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on April 25, 2010, 06:33:32 PM
i ditched mine for a piece of steel although i do hav a bee sting to go on
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 25, 2010, 07:37:50 PM
(http://pictures2.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=1126937521)
 
A smart looking fb on autotrader,no reg..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on April 25, 2010, 07:43:21 PM
That looks like its got a MRC tax disc holder, and side skirts to the sills, could be hiding something.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 25, 2010, 08:00:34 PM
http://www.classicthrottleshop.com.au/modernclassic14.html
 
A s2 fb in oz 16000 dollars in a car showroom...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 25, 2010, 08:25:48 PM
Quote from: syebba;689679
http://www.classicthrottleshop.com.au/modernclassic14.html
 
A s2 fb in oz 16000 dollars in a car showroom...


that must be the cleanest s2 I\'ve ever seen...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 25, 2010, 08:30:47 PM
Quote from: Ian65;689686
that must be the cleanest s2 I\'ve ever seen...

It probably is the cleanest s2 & probably deserves it\'s own thread like that restored s3 in oz.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 25, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
now on Ebay.... complete with glass roof!    £650

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BrvYNMBWkKGrHqQH-DIEvB95U86KBL1Dz2I.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 27, 2010, 06:09:11 PM
Quote from: syebba;689668
(http://pictures2.autotrader.co.uk/imgser-uk/servlet/media?id=1126937521)
 
A smart looking fb on autotrader,no reg..

Right on top of youse two Ian and Keith....3 miles from Leek.......Electric Gates as well .....Poshies live here. Stone Lions a bit worrying, might be real ones inside.

No idea of Reg though short of phoning. Also the butler may be banned from giving it out.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 27, 2010, 06:33:42 PM
Quote from: David Nock;690136
Right on top of youse two Ian and Keith....3 miles from Leek.......Electric Gates as well .....Poshies live here. Stone Lions a bit worrying, might be real ones inside.

No idea of Reg though short of phoning. Also the butler may be banned from giving it out.


probably only parked it there for the photo before he gets shooed away!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 27, 2010, 08:26:28 PM
If it lives with poshies,then maybe the car is a good un,certainly looks very clean,but you know how good most cars look in pics!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on April 29, 2010, 02:41:47 PM
C181KHR on ebay in Wolverhampton...



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/02.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o3.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o4.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o6.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o7.jpg)

.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on April 29, 2010, 04:35:27 PM
there\'s a lot of time & money gone into that,bodykits been fitted very well,i like rear lights too,
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on April 29, 2010, 04:53:15 PM
Was on ebay 2 years ago, same town; I have to say I like it as well  Stu.
Could want a bit of mechanical work?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on April 29, 2010, 07:32:08 PM
Dont you just love that rear spoiler ............... not...........but like the rear lights
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on April 29, 2010, 07:41:37 PM
it makes me want to be sick not a fan at all
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on April 29, 2010, 07:47:43 PM
Your right when Mazda designed the Gen 1 they made a pretty good job so why spoil it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on April 30, 2010, 07:50:16 AM
It\'s different...but it\'s not a hen ;)
 
I quite like the front end, but not keen on the rest - fair play though, a lot of good work went into it :)
 
 
I\'d like his mirrors though...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on May 01, 2010, 10:36:08 PM
Anyone looking for workshop manuals these would be well worth the money

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-WORKSHOP-HAYNES-MANUALS-X2-/270572654070?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item3eff630df6

 Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 02, 2010, 11:13:19 AM
Quote from: daverey;690971
Anyone looking for workshop manuals these would be well worth the money

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-WORKSHOP-HAYNES-MANUALS-X2-/270572654070?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item3eff630df6

 Dave

Missed \'em Sold for £25 with post.....that\'s the first 1st Gen Series 3 Mazda Workshop Manual I\'ve ever seen. Like most people I suspect, I work on the S3 from S1 books with S2 addendums.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on May 02, 2010, 01:27:05 PM
A220PBW on ebay
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140404323116&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on May 02, 2010, 08:26:14 PM
Quote from: David Nock;691025
Missed \'em Sold for £25 with post.....that\'s the first 1st Gen Series 3 Mazda Workshop Manual I\'ve ever seen. Like most people I suspect, I work on the S3 from S1 books with S2 addendums.

First one ive seen to, thats why I got it :)
 
Thanks for the heads up Dave:Thumbsup!
Keith...
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Post by: daverey on May 02, 2010, 11:51:03 PM
Quote from: David Nock;691025
Missed \'em Sold for £25 with post.....that\'s the first 1st Gen Series 3 Mazda Workshop Manual I\'ve ever seen. Like most people I suspect, I work on the S3 from S1 books with S2 addendums.


Dave
 they are still available from Mazdatrix but the cost is about $85, if you get one ask them to mark the parcel as technical literature/ manuals as this is exempt from import duty.
 Dave
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 03, 2010, 11:14:32 AM
Quote from: THE MAD KIWI;691053
A220PBW on ebay
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140404323116&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Thanks for that Mark.

Car for sale has moved from N. London to Norfolk with Owner? Noted it like that on my Register anyway.

A well written Ad...Car sounds good and reliable. I think it needs that top plate thing front of Radiator for air flowing. A \'nowt job though.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 03, 2010, 11:15:23 AM
Quote from: daverey;691176
Dave
 they are still available from Mazdatrix but the cost is about $85, if you get one ask them to mark the parcel as technical literature/ manuals as this is exempt from import duty.
 Dave


Thanks Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 03, 2010, 06:38:20 PM
Quote from: daverey;690971
Anyone looking for workshop manuals these would be well worth the money

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-WORKSHOP-HAYNES-MANUALS-X2-/270572654070?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarParts_Vehicles_Manuals_Litterature_ET&hash=item3eff630df6

 Dave


that\'s not a workshop manual....
this is a workshop manual...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wsm.jpg)

there\'s a lifetimes reading there...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/MAZDA-RX-7-ORIGINAL-SHOP-MANUAL-1993-1997-NO-RESERVE-/300422805128?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Motors_Manuals_Literature&hash=item45f2983688

.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 05, 2010, 05:32:30 PM
1984 series 3 on Ebay in Bournemouth

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx7/rxxx.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 05, 2010, 06:19:15 PM
Oh.............. Ian and its black .
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 05, 2010, 06:25:38 PM
I\'m trying to get rid of one, not buy another!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 05, 2010, 06:26:54 PM
Funny old world...................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 05, 2010, 06:36:54 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;691816
Funny old world...................


it is but my black RX7 will be better than that.... eventually, if I ever find a petrol tank and trailing arm!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 05, 2010, 07:05:38 PM
Quote from: Ian65;691824
it is but my black RX7 will be better than that.... eventually, if I ever find a petrol tank and trailing arm!!

  Of that I\'m sure, the only thing is that I\'m going to have to travel up country
 to see it ...................:D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 06, 2010, 12:03:00 PM
Quote from: Ian65;691789
1984 series 3 on Ebay in Bournemouth

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx7/rxxx.jpg)


it\'s got a rare old write up this car...I think that\'s one Reg that won\'t be given out to silly old sods who email in for it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 06, 2010, 03:13:20 PM
Quote from: David Nock;692012
it\'s got a rare old write up this car...I think that\'s one Reg that won\'t be given out to silly old sods who email in for it.


Makes you laugh doesn\'t it?
They say they wont take offers, won\'t end early, want the best possible price and then list a load of demands that a buyer will have to comply with,
2 forms of id, insurance, you can\'t do this, you must do that...

All for an old banger worth a few hundred quid.
I couldn\'t be bothered.... and this is before all the other hassle you\'ll have buying seized police property.

Seems to me they are going all out to get the worst possible price.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 07, 2010, 04:24:08 PM
in this weeks autotrader...£995

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/media.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 07, 2010, 05:22:57 PM
Same car on Pistonheads mid 2009. Still in same part of London I think.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on May 07, 2010, 05:56:14 PM
where do all these cars keep coming from!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 07, 2010, 07:10:55 PM
There\'s about 17 cars (S2\'s and S3\'s) for sale at the moment...Quite a lot.

It does seem to be the common thing that most take a bit of selling, be they good, bad or middling cars.
So they appear more than once on ebay or wherever they\'re advertised.

Must be the petrol price again \'cos the coming summer should mean they would otherwise sell?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 08, 2010, 05:21:30 PM
David have you seen this one ?

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/62614
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 08, 2010, 05:34:50 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;692491
David have you seen this one ?

http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/classic-car-page.php/carno/62614


a-ha, the mystery car! been on for ages but the reg was elusive
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Post by: A7RXY on May 08, 2010, 05:55:48 PM
Thats what happens on cold Saturdays, you look out adds for something to do .............has anyone enquired  
 about the car ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 09, 2010, 11:33:49 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;692499
Thats what happens on cold Saturdays, you look out adds for something to do .............has anyone enquired  
 about the car ?

Mais naturellement mon brave....(that means \'of course ducky\' in Francais).

I sent an e mail telling \'em they could \'post on here for free; oh and by the way\', grovel, grovel, \'what\'s the Reg please\'?

Nothing, Ziltch big fat Zero.

So I gid it up. I would really like that Reg No. though.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 09, 2010, 12:43:27 PM
we need someone in Gt Yarmouth to do a driveby.... to note the reg number that is, not shoot the geezer!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Skifledanabit on May 09, 2010, 12:48:58 PM
Quote from: David Nock;692321
There\'s about 17 cars (S2\'s and S3\'s) for sale at the moment...Quite a lot.

It does seem to be the common thing that most take a bit of selling, be they good, bad or middling cars.
So they appear more than once on ebay or wherever they\'re advertised.

Must be the petrol price again \'cos the coming summer should mean they would otherwise sell?


Don\'t I know it, having hell trying to sell my FC at the moment, just want it rid of now, although, have seen this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270571374259&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_563wt_958

some new wheels and I\'m actually quite tempted, no idea why...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 09, 2010, 01:06:15 PM
Quote from: Skifledanabit;692635
Don\'t I know it, having hell trying to sell my FC at the moment, just want it rid of now, although, have seen this...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270571374259&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_563wt_958

some new wheels and I\'m actually quite tempted, no idea why...


everyone\'s watching the pennies..... and it\'s going to get much worse.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 09, 2010, 03:22:48 PM
A220 PBW

sold for £699 on ebay today...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/pbw.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 09, 2010, 04:36:56 PM
Mark will be happy, as he offered it on here for £500.............well done Mark.
  I have seen this car and at even that price I think it is a very good buy.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 09, 2010, 05:01:32 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;692674
Mark will be happy, as he offered it on here for £500.............well done Mark.
  I have seen this car and at even that price I think it is a very good buy.


yeah, it had a run in the last few minutes
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 09, 2010, 06:01:53 PM
Good for you Mark....A good car for someone I think.

Let me know who it\'s gone to and where it\'s ended up if you can.

dgnock at btopenworld dot com...
Cheers Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 09, 2010, 06:02:53 PM
Quote from: Ian65;689709
now on Ebay.... complete with glass roof!    £650

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BrvYNMBWkKGrHqQH-DIEvB95U86KBL1Dz2I.jpg)


And I hear this has found a new owner, glass roof and all.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on May 09, 2010, 06:58:36 PM
Quote from: David Nock;692686
And I hear this has found a new owner, glass roof and all.

I thought you got your mits on the roof david, did it go with the car?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 10, 2010, 12:36:09 PM
Yeh, fraid so, Jon\'s customer apparently wouldn\'t play ball unless the glass roof was on the car.

No matter, I\'ll keep looking. Only I\'m only about an hour away from Lincoln so it was easily collectable, unlike most of the ebay roofs, usually down in Surrey or Sussex.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 10, 2010, 05:57:23 PM
Quote from: Ian65;678718
B147 WNM  1984 series 3 for sale on Autotrader, long mot

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g1a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g2a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g3a.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g4a.jpg)


Back on Autotrader for £795.

Dorchester / Weymouth Area I think.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 10, 2010, 08:54:32 PM
back on the bay... £375


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/sdd.jpg)


seems to be loads of 1st gens for sale at the moment... just need a clean series 1 resto now for Mick!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 11, 2010, 12:55:30 AM
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g4a.jpg)
 
Hmmmmm,all that underseal on cills & valence makes me suspicious.:rolleyes:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on May 11, 2010, 07:56:00 AM
Quote from: syebba;692953
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/g4a.jpg)
 
Hmmmmm,all that underseal on cills & valence makes me suspicious.:rolleyes:

 
it could be like mine, all welded up, to a very high standard and then painted... ;)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 11, 2010, 11:35:39 AM
And the wheels/tyres of the Green one look the business. Worth some money on their own I would think...plus the old wheels are with it as well......Hmm......
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 13, 2010, 10:51:36 AM
Quote from: Ian65;673395
For sale on Exile....
TCV 63Y, white series 2, taxed & test and a set of polished Elford sonics included for £400 ono
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/12052009355.jpg)
 
A good price for a road going series 2 I reckon...


Back on Ex\'le today. Same price,
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 13, 2010, 06:29:34 PM
Quote from: Ian65;691789
1984 series 3 on Ebay in Bournemouth

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/rx7/rxxx.jpg)

Sold for £960, had 19 bids
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on May 13, 2010, 09:26:28 PM
just to let you guys know mine has been sold to oliver (the son of jimmys mazda) hes picking it up on the weekend
 
id just like to say thanks guys and ill see you all some time in the future
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 14, 2010, 12:06:38 PM
Quote from: David Nock;692685
Good for you Mark....A good car for someone I think.

Let me know who it\'s gone to and where it\'s ended up if you can.


Cheers Dave.


Thanks Mark, car\'s staying in Norfolk then....

Good luck mate and all the best.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on May 14, 2010, 06:34:52 PM
I just picked up May 2005 copy of Classic cars with a feature on RX7s with MAZ1986 in the pictures.  
 
In the classifieds there is a Metallic Blue S2 NBZ 7332 for sale £3950 out of W.Yorks - is this still around I wonder?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 14, 2010, 08:25:01 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;693565
I just picked up May 2005 copy of Classic cars with a feature on RX7s with MAZ1986 in the pictures.  
 
In the classifieds there is a Metallic Blue S2 NBZ 7332 for sale £3950 out of W.Yorks - is this still around I wonder?


It\'s unlicensed since 01.11 2005  so it\'s either standing somewhere or it\'s been scrapped.
Not on the road in any case
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on May 14, 2010, 08:37:48 PM
Pay £4k, drive for the summer and stick in a shed for 5 years - seems a shame, but makes you think how many more minters are tucked away...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: THE MAD KIWI on May 14, 2010, 08:42:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;693507
Thanks Mark, car\'s staying in Norfolk then....
 
Good luck mate and all the best.

 
yep its staying in norfolk
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 15, 2010, 11:36:21 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;693565
I just picked up May 2005 copy of Classic cars with a feature on RX7s with MAZ1986 in the pictures.  
 
In the classifieds there is a Metallic Blue S2 NBZ 7332 for sale £3950 out of W.Yorks - is this still around I wonder?

Got a bit of info on this and since it was for sale in a garage in 2009 I guess I can forget being confidential (since they must want publicity if they\'ve still got it).
It was in mgb cars in Newcastle on Tyne in July 2009. Tel 0191 499 0794, mob 07545586151.

It was selling then for £2495 with slight side damage. But it\'s spec\'d up as Cream Leather. 150,000 miles on my notes and I figured it was an import but I don\'t remember why.

As Ian it\'s been unlicensed since 2005.

If you do ring up and get anymore information, like is it still there? Sold?- to who and where?......Please let me know mate.
dgnock at btopenworld dot com....Ta.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 18, 2010, 12:22:52 PM
Red Series 2 car for sale out of RX motors. On ebay Ref 220607778177.
Black roof
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on May 18, 2010, 12:26:04 PM
Update: A475 NEG is no longer in a British territorial area.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 18, 2010, 12:55:26 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;694208
Update: A475 NEG is no longer in a British territorial area.


Ah.... Gone then.....Thanks very much for that. I\'m sure it will be well received.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 18, 2010, 04:58:57 PM
Breaking for spares in Ipswich ( ebay)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/400x.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 18, 2010, 05:19:06 PM
HCK 527W
series 1 car sold....now in Berkshire
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on May 18, 2010, 05:19:42 PM
I saw a nice red one on the A22 heading towards eastbourne at 5pm today...couldn\'t get close enough to get a reg, too much traffic...anyone here??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 19, 2010, 03:48:50 PM
Quote from: Ian65;694291
Breaking for spares in Ipswich ( ebay)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/400x.jpg)


Was on ebay in Suffolk last July, No Bids. Gone for breaking then.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on May 19, 2010, 09:35:44 PM
Quote from: Ian65;694302
HCK 527W
series 1 car sold....now in Berkshire

was that the red one mate?
:(
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 19, 2010, 10:54:06 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;694591
was that the red one mate?
:(


Yeah, someboby paid £325 sight unseen, just sent someone with a trailer to pick it up without ever seeing the car. They had to knock the rear blockwork wall of the barn down to drag the car out.
You\'re better off well out of it Mick, it\'s a money pit.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on May 19, 2010, 11:35:51 PM
Quote from: Ian65;694608
Yeah, someboby paid £325 sight unseen, just sent someone with a trailer to pick it up without ever seeing the car. They had to knock the rear blockwork wall of the barn down to drag the car out.
You\'re better off well out of it Mick, it\'s a money pit.
yea i know but the saying rare as hens teeth comes to mind..
 
might just settle for rebuilding the series 2 back to a decent condition and fit my bits to her and get another toy insted.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 20, 2010, 10:59:38 AM
The RX Motors Car.

Looks like a glass roof on it but too far for me.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 24, 2010, 06:45:02 AM
Quote from: David Nock;690136
Right on top of youse two Ian and Keith....3 miles from Leek.......Electric Gates as well .....Poshies live here. Stone Lions a bit worrying, might be real ones inside.

No idea of Reg though short of phoning. Also the butler may be banned from giving it out.


this car now on Ebay £1000 start, no res.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/leek.jpg)


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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ossie747 on May 24, 2010, 09:59:08 AM
Wondered if you had C979 RMV listed, red in colour with only 43,000 on the clock. Saw it on show at the Medway Dockyard Steam Exhibition the other month. No doubt the owner is a member of the sight and I just haven\'t noticed it on here yet.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 24, 2010, 12:17:11 PM
Good Spotting Paul....That car was last noted at Gaydon show in 2002. It\'s got Bold RX7 flashes on the doors. Your post suggests it lives round the Kent area?

I\'ve had it as SORN for a while - glad it\'s come out to the shows. Pretty sure the owner is not on here - if you see it again perhaps ask him/her why not come on here?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 24, 2010, 12:34:24 PM
A Pic from 2002.....Nice car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ossie747 on May 24, 2010, 11:22:53 PM
Quote from: David Nock;695433
A Pic from 2002.....Nice car.

I can confirm that the car no longer has the bold RX7 flashes on it. It was in mint conition though, unfortunately the owner wasn\'t about to have a chat.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 25, 2010, 08:29:54 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!BtN489QBGk~$(KGrHqEH-CMEvqHiSuWpBL7CS1O2G!~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay £500 start price,being sold by rx motors in dorset.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 25, 2010, 11:51:50 AM
Quote from: syebba;695615
(http://i.ebayimg.com/10/!BtN489QBGk~$(KGrHqEH-CMEvqHiSuWpBL7CS1O2G!~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay £500 start price,being sold by rx motors in dorset.
ta stu..


looks like might be glass roof as well Stu.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on May 26, 2010, 08:58:44 AM
aya960x
on car and classic
http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C152396/
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 26, 2010, 09:07:34 AM
That looks a vgc s2,colours nice to.
It\'ll probably get kiwi mick hyper ventilating!Think he was after a good s2 with no rust.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on May 26, 2010, 10:21:54 AM
I bought the MK1 and it is actually alot better than I thought it would be,the underneath is fine with no rust.
Panels need some attention and a decent paint job wouldn\'t go amiss.
MK1\'s are in my opinion the best 1st gen built,they handle and drive better than the later ones with less wishy washy steering.
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 26, 2010, 11:20:51 AM
Thanks for that Carl. As you will be well aware there\'s a real rarity value in 1st Gen Series 1 cars.

At the moment I\'ve only got noted 2 runners (and then only running on rare occasions - I think both are rallying in Ireland), 13 cars which are SORN or Projects, including yours, and then 3 unknowns. (Sure they exist but No Reg. for them).
Title: Away For A While Guys.
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 26, 2010, 11:25:57 AM
Off to the Turkish GP tomorrow.....yehh!

Keep an eye on them Reg Nos for me Please. Anyone want to make a little list of new stuff and PM me around 7th June, 1st day when I can pick up again?

Cheers Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on May 26, 2010, 11:42:30 AM
Safe journey David ................

   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 26, 2010, 04:15:00 PM
Quote from: David Nock;695830
Off to the Turkish GP tomorrow.....yehh!


Cheers Dave


Nice one! Enjoy it.......jammy ***!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 26, 2010, 05:41:27 PM
Elford turbo series 2 for sale....

Yvette is selling her 1983 Elford Turbo apparently....

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=6972

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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on May 26, 2010, 06:49:15 PM
Thanks Dibs, Ian.
Yvette\'s car must be crying to be brought home so I can log it!

Going now guys, Bye for a while.........       ......     ...     .
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on May 26, 2010, 09:35:20 PM
Well, here is an update - My is almost MOT\'d!! One to put on the list for the 7th of June for sure.
 
Just need some rear sway bar brackets to refit the sway bar and all is good. Hopefully someone here has some they could send me? Name your price!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 26, 2010, 10:17:20 PM
Quote from: Ian65;695879
Elford turbo series 2 for sale....

Yvette is selling her 1983 Elford Turbo apparently....

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=6972

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(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/elford1-1.jpg)

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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on May 26, 2010, 10:57:35 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;695945
Well, here is an update - My is almost MOT\'d!! One to put on the list for the 7th of June for sure.
 
Just need some rear sway bar brackets to refit the sway bar and all is good. Hopefully someone here has some they could send me? Name your price!


Pm Ray whose doing the Rx3 rebuild. They usually get 1st gen parts.

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on May 27, 2010, 10:25:40 PM
Quote from: syebba;695804
That looks a vgc s2,colours nice to.
It\'ll probably get kiwi mick hyper ventilating!Think he was after a good s2 with no rust.
ta stu..

holy heck someone pass me the brown paper bag!
 
thou not for the condition but the price, it\'d want to be perfect for that price with less than 50K on the clock
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on May 27, 2010, 10:28:11 PM
Quote from: Ian65;695963
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/elford1-1.jpg)
 
.

very tempting but the price seems very steep for a car off the road, not in the country and in need of work and a full test to bring back onto uk roads
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 27, 2010, 10:37:24 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;696185
very tempting but the price seems very steep for a car off the road, not in the country and in need of work and a full test to bring back onto uk roads


They are collectable though Mick and it looks pretty original.
I\'d be tempted myself if I hadn\'t just bought another 1st gen.
I think 3 is enough to own at any one time!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: kiwi-mick on May 27, 2010, 10:42:25 PM
Quote from: Ian65;696188
They are collectable though Mick and it looks pretty original.
I\'d be tempted myself if I hadn\'t just bought another 1st gen.
I think 3 is enough to own at any one time!

 
thought you were getting rid of the red one Ian?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 27, 2010, 10:43:47 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;696190
thought you were getting rid of the red one Ian?


I am, I\'m going to advertise it next week
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on May 29, 2010, 07:42:28 PM
Not sure who is keeping the tally, but my S3 is officially MOTd with 12 months tax and even insurance (£350 with 6 points and a recent ban sounded good to me!)

Yay for me! Regarding the illusive brackets for the sway bar, a trip to Bnq for some flat bar, an angle grinder a drill and all sorted.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on May 29, 2010, 08:05:29 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;696563
Not sure who is keeping the tally, but my S3 is officially MOTd with 12 months tax and even insurance (£350 with 6 points and a recent ban sounded good to me!)
 
Yay for me! Regarding the illusive brackets for the sway bar, a trip to Bnq for some flat bar, an angle grinder a drill and all sorted.

 
Inspector Nock will take down ur particulars after he,s finished skiiving off at the turkish gp!
well done on getting the mot.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 29, 2010, 08:16:58 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;696563
Not sure who is keeping the tally, but my S3 is officially MOTd with 12 months tax and even insurance (£350 with 6 points and a recent ban sounded good to me!)

Yay for me! Regarding the illusive brackets for the sway bar, a trip to Bnq for some flat bar, an angle grinder a drill and all sorted.


Nice one! Enjoy it
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on May 30, 2010, 03:42:47 PM
Good work RamoNZ :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 31, 2010, 05:49:31 AM
Quote from: Ian65;657234
OYY 66Y back on ebay again...
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BgYoJCB2kKGrHqQH-EIEsLrs3t3RBLFES66.jpg)
 
different description..... same seller or has it moved on????


Back on ebay again today £750.... with a glass roof if anyone wants to try to do a deal!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on May 31, 2010, 08:26:33 PM
I see you\'ve found a connection then Dave!
Title: Fkj 419v
Post by: tuanage on June 01, 2010, 02:26:58 AM
Hi i\'m new here, though i\'ve been well and truly diagnosed with rotary syndrome  :cool

i saw on page 13 of this thread there was some discussion about the first batch of cars brought to the UK. My father owns an rx7 rally car with the reg FKJ 419V, and we\'ve been doing much detective work over the years to try find the history of the car.

We believe it was one of the press cars along with the sequences FKJ 417, 418 etc. It was owned by Mazda Motor company for the first two years, during which time TWR prepped it for group 2 rallying. It competed on the 1980 RAC, jointly entered by Mazda and National Breakdown. It competed on several other events over the early 1980s, and upgraded to for Group B competition at some stage. Later on it was taken off the stages and began a very successful career as a racing car, wining its class in the European Championship. It then competed in the UK on the circuit scene before my father spotted it at an NEC show one year, recognised it was a rally car (strengthened + raised turrets and a few more tell tales) and brought it back to Ireland and put it back into rallying guise. It was only then we began to find out the history of the car and that it was one of the VERY early UK Rxs and rallied by Mazda.  


Here on the Rally Ireland WRC event 2009 running with the Slowly Sideways group
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_mVg4W04d0F8/TARZdoiw1xI/AAAAAAAAAvw/T1ISe0Kh7Sw/s800/WRC10195001.jpg)


And at the Killarney Rally of the Lakes International 2009
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_mVg4W04d0F8/TARZehcJ40I/AAAAAAAAAv0/KxlXaFbgrWw/s800/ROL90013001.jpg)

Anyone have anything interesting to say? Ever seen it before? What about the other press cars?
Any information greatly appreciated :D:D

Tuan
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 01, 2010, 06:32:35 AM
Hi Tuan,
welcome to the forum.
The set of Mazda press cars are, according to the DVLA database, no longer on UK roads...

FKJ 407V      Gold      01.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.02.1992      
FKJ 414V      Red      02.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.02.1995      
FKJ 417V      Red      02.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.01.1993      
FKJ 418V      Red      02.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.07 1995      
FKJ 419V      White      02.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.01.1991      
FKJ 420V      Grey      02.08.1979   unlicensed since 01.11.1990      

That isn\'t to say they don\'t exist any more, just that they haven\'t been taxed for road use.

FKJ 417V was, as you say, one of the early press cars and was handed over to Car magazine at the European RX7 launch in Versailles for a long term test.
This was in August 1979 and the car had done 831 miles at that point.
Over the next 6 months, Car magazine put 12000 miles on it and reported their views in the magazine..... I have these reviews if you don\'t already have them.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fkj1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fkj2.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fkj3.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fkj4.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fkj5.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/fkj/fjk6.jpg)

It seems that CAR magazine had the car until February / March 1980 and then it went to TWR.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: tuanage on June 01, 2010, 03:13:04 PM
Thanks Ian for hte info, but its FKJ 419V that concerns us most.

Here it is on the 1980 Tour of Cumbia when Mazda still owned it
(http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/648704/80t.jpg)

And in its current form 2009
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_mVg4W04d0F8/SdlIHuwAMSI/AAAAAAAAAC8/IDb0EPJZ5EI/s1024/P1070296.JPG)

It was never owned by TWR, just prepared by them for Mazda Motor Company and then National Breakdown had it in their possession at some stage. Interesting that it shows as 1991 being the last year it was on the UK roads, maybe thats when it started racing...
Its currently in Group B spec with a 13B and much wider suspension etc. quite a rasp off it :Laugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 01, 2010, 03:25:35 PM
sorry my mistake
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on June 01, 2010, 06:36:45 PM
Ian what happend to the photos from your earlier post ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 01, 2010, 10:39:43 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;697075
Ian what happend to the photos from your earlier post ?


it wasn\'t the right car so I took them off
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 02, 2010, 12:14:36 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/19/!BumvIq!EWk~$(KGrHqJ,!igEv1+z)5ktBMBBKeV-Ow~~_35.JPG)
 
On ebay,can u guess whose it is?:rolleyes:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 02, 2010, 04:43:27 PM
looks like a bargain to me!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 05, 2010, 11:48:03 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BupZepQBGk~$(KGrHqEOKnQEvyFr)DIMBMBNlfU8zw~~_35.JPG)
 
Scrappy on ebay/inverness.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 05, 2010, 11:53:17 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!Bu2jHDw!mk~$(KGrHqIOKjgEvMk6!nBUBMCCIGvZD!~~_35.JPG)
 
scrappy in staffordshire,1984 no reg,ebay
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on June 06, 2010, 03:26:10 PM
The guy in inverness tried to mug me, he wants £45 for a master cylinder, whole car cant have cost much more than that..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 06, 2010, 04:56:00 PM
You should\'ve asked him whether that included him coming down and fitting it!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 07, 2010, 04:57:16 PM
Quote from: tuanage;696966
Hi i\'m new here, though i\'ve been well and truly diagnosed with rotary syndrome  :cool

i saw on page 13 of this thread there was some discussion about the first batch of cars brought to the UK. My father owns an rx7 rally car with the reg FKJ 419V, and we\'ve been doing much detective work over the years to try find the history of the car.

Tuan


Hi Tuan, Info the other way if you can help me. It\'s great when a car we thought was still running is confirmed. Last noted your car in 2004, possible also in 2007.

Your dad...is he Finton then?

You will have seen if you\'ve scanned this thread that I can only find 2 first Gen Series 1 cars on the road or (like yours) on the rally circuit. Both are in Ireland. The remaining handful are laid up - presently in resto or for future projects.

I include all of Ireland on my register. Can you give me a very rough location at all? Don\'t worry if not .....I understand not everyone wants to give that.

Thanks for the Post Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on June 07, 2010, 05:02:58 PM
Welcome back Dave! I hope you have moved my car from SORN to on road???
 
Also, I came across an article on Hurley motor engineering where they created a triple rotor from 12a engines, making 250 bhp. The car was BKN 377Y with what looked like and Elford kit and pepper pot alloys. Any news of it or other that had the triple rotor 18a treatment?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 07, 2010, 05:23:33 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;698163
Welcome back Dave! I hope you have moved my car from SORN to on road???
 
Also, I came across an article on Hurley motor engineering where they created a triple rotor from 12a engines, making 250 bhp. The car was BKN 377Y with what looked like and Elford kit and pepper pot alloys. Any news of it or other that had the triple rotor 18a treatment?


Yep, I\'ve moved it to road going now. That makes 44 1st Gen series 3\'s positively on the road.

BKN 377Y I\'ve got as most likely scrapped. Yellow I\'ve got down for it. No news since a magazine pic in 1988 but interestingly someone was selling an historic RX7 postcard on ebay last Autumn. It was BKN 377Y.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 07, 2010, 05:24:00 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;698163
The car was BKN 377Y with what looked like and Elford kit and pepper pot alloys. Any news of it or other that had the triple rotor 18a treatment?


not taxed since 01.02.1997
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on June 08, 2010, 09:26:38 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;697914
The guy in inverness tried to mug me, he wants £45 for a master cylinder, whole car cant have cost much more than that..

Yeah.... similar with me. Said he has a drivers door - £40. Asked for pics to display extent of corrosion, rcvd a pic showing area below handle with small \'bad\' paint touch up. Asked for pic of whole door - rcvd another small area showing loads of rust and another \'very bad\' paint job (looked as though somebody had been using a cat instead of a paint brush) I shudder to think what the entire door looks like. Anyhow, I didn\'t buy. Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 08, 2010, 12:03:18 PM
Here\'s the latest details I have for 1st Gens presently breaking Cliff.
It\'s a word file attachment.

The comments above about the Inverness seller has made me put a "Buyer Beware" tag on my breaking list. I think I still need to put all current sellers in it but I wouldn\'t want anyone to get stung by one that appears to be \'not so good\'.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on June 08, 2010, 10:19:58 PM
Quote from: daverey;679970
Hi Cliff
 welcome to the forum,looked at JAZ a few years ago but couldn\'t agree a price at the time but I did think the car was one of the better ones around then.

Hi Dave, now had the privelage of owning JAZ for 3 months and have done a lot of work on her - probably something about 50% complete.If this was one of the better RX7s\' I\'d hate to see a real bad one...hmm then again, I\'d probably still throw myself at her to restore to former glory, got to admit they are super looking cars!  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on June 08, 2010, 10:26:14 PM
Could somebody please help me out with loading pics - never done this before and having difficulty.Many thanks.  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 08, 2010, 10:34:06 PM
Quote from: CHC;698427
Could somebody please help me out with loading pics - never done this before and having difficulty.Many thanks.  Cliff


Hi Cliff,
look on page 17 of this thread and you\'ll see a bit of a tutorial I put up last year, it\'s pretty straight forward
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on June 09, 2010, 04:52:54 PM
Quote from: Ian65;698429
Hi Cliff,
look on page 17 of this thread and you\'ll see a bit of a tutorial I put up last year, it\'s pretty straight forward

Cheers Ian - I\'ll give this a try tonight.  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on June 09, 2010, 10:01:41 PM
Quote from: CHC;698425
Hi Dave, now had the privelage of owning JAZ for 3 months and have done a lot of work on her - probably something about 50% complete.If this was one of the better RX7s\' I\'d hate to see a real bad one...hmm then again, I\'d probably still throw myself at her to restore to former glory, got to admit they are super looking cars!  Cliff


Hi Cliff
 just been checking how long ago I looked at JAZ and was surprised it was about 6 years ago, probably account for the deterioration if the owner had lost interest in the car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 10, 2010, 10:29:42 PM
(http://www.uk2usa.co.uk/content/images/MAZDARX7WHOLECAR1.jpg)
 
On ebay being scrapped.
reg FB   400X
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 10, 2010, 11:20:14 PM
(http://www.452-engines.com/uploaded_images/Mazda-rx7-1st-generation01-786036.jpg)
 
Not up 4 sale,never seen a FB in this colour
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 11, 2010, 11:17:54 AM
Quote from: syebba;698801
(http://www.452-engines.com/uploaded_images/Mazda-rx7-1st-generation01-786036.jpg)
 
Not up 4 sale,never seen a FB in this colour


Mazda\'s own museum isn\'t it?  What a beauty.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 11, 2010, 11:21:34 AM
Quote from: syebba;698790
(http://www.uk2usa.co.uk/content/images/MAZDARX7WHOLECAR1.jpg)
 
On ebay being scrapped.
reg FB   400X


Ta Stu, Whip St Motors Ipswich, 01473 830719, ask for Mark.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on June 11, 2010, 01:59:32 PM
Quote from: [LEFT
syebba[/LEFT];698801](http://www.452-engines.com/uploaded_images/Mazda-rx7-1st-generation01-786036.jpg)
 
Not up 4 sale,never seen a FB in this colour

that is the colour that
I\'m
painting mine .....
eventually

its tornado silver i
believe
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 11, 2010, 02:39:24 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;698872
that is the colour that
I\'m
painting mine .....
eventually


its tornado silver i
believe

Very nice colour,classy & modern looking,makes the car appear younger.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 11, 2010, 06:07:51 PM
(http://www.452-engines.com/uploaded_images/Mazda-rx7-1st-generation01-786036.jpg)
 
 
 
Hmmmmmmm,in mazda\'s own museum.
Is there a mazda museum in UK,wonder if they\'d sell it.?:2Rolleyes
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 12, 2010, 11:56:39 AM
On Pistonheads today. £995
Red S3 in Fife, Was For Sale in Glasgow a few months back.

Bad pic and link sorry guys.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 12, 2010, 12:06:00 PM
Quote from: David Nock;698976
On Pistonheads today. £995
Red S3 in Fife, Was For Sale in Glasgow a few months back.


I\'ve just realised I\'m selling mine too cheap
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on June 12, 2010, 01:25:58 PM
Thats the silly things about these cars, the crap ones sell for under 1k or a lot less but the good ones will not sell for over 1k when they like yours should go for 2k plus............ funny old world
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 12, 2010, 01:37:07 PM
It amazes me how people lose all sense of reality when buying a car. They convince themselves that  a 25 year old car for a grand is going to be an absolute concours showcar. One bloke rang up and said " is it totally immaculate and as new?"
What, for a grand?!! The berk!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on June 12, 2010, 03:03:44 PM
That is half the thing doing my nut in at the minute. I\'m considering parting with the FB but the LPG, 13b setup, rebuilt Diff, 17in alloys, moonroof, DAB sound system make me what good cash for it. The body isn\'t brilliant but is still quite good. I\'d be seriously be looking for 2k if I sold. Weather somebody would be prepared to pay it is another thing !

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 12, 2010, 03:27:21 PM
For £1000.00 buyers expect a bare metal respray,new engine/suspension/transmission/immaculate interior & a 5 year parts & labour warranty,full years mot & 1 years tax.
selling cars sure ain\'t fun.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on June 12, 2010, 03:59:32 PM
I spent in excess of 1k putting mine back on the road, and have just been quoted £1200 to have the driveshafts changed on my wifes Toyota, so where these people are comming from who knows ...............

  Shaun with your set up you would be mad to sell even at the price you are quoting, as to build that again would set you back a lot more, where are you going to get a car that looks that good for the money .................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on June 12, 2010, 04:24:23 PM
I know what you mean but the floor wants some attention and the dampers are squeaky! Would cost a few quid to put right. Bet I\'ve spent quite a bit over the years of ownership.

Car has a guarenteed valuation of 3.5k on the insurance.

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 12, 2010, 05:52:55 PM
I think your car would be outside the normal run of the mill RX7 market though Shaun, with the 13b, the gas, the nice wheels and the roof plus the other bits, I reckon someone would pay a premium for that.
Selling a standard car is much more difficult..... it\'s almost as if some people are deliberately trying to wind me up!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 12, 2010, 05:58:20 PM
\'it\'s almost as if some people are deliberately trying to wind me up!!\'
Funny you say that,see your for sale thread!
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: maztra on June 12, 2010, 07:04:24 PM
Quote from: syebba;698790
(http://www.uk2usa.co.uk/content/images/MAZDARX7WHOLECAR1.jpg)
 
On ebay being scrapped.
reg FB 400X

Today i\'ve been to this breaker, and bought the engine. The car was still not touched yet, and i didn\'t looked bad. It ended up as scrap thanks to the scrappage scheme.
 
The engine purring like a cat. The engine looked clean, the oil looked clean, and under the oil cap looked clean. There was a ro-techniks sticker in the engine bay, and a rx-7 club sticker at the back. I assumed that this car was owned by a enthusiast. That gave me confidence to buy this. I don\'t know if the price is right, but actualy, i don\'t wanna know
 
The only thing what worries me is that the scrap yard staff are driving the scrap cars like maniacs. I saw how they move cars around the yard. Spinning wheels and screaming engines.
 
The registration of this car isFBP 400x
Is this car known on this forum?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 12, 2010, 07:54:35 PM
That red S2 should have been saved we should hang our heads in shame in my opinion. I tried to contact the bloke before it got broke-am still going to try get it engineless anyway.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 12, 2010, 10:10:26 PM
Inpector Nock will probably tell you it\'s history.
I always thought the scrappage scheme would be the death of some perfectly good classics,you,ve just proven it.
Not many S2\'s left now,again mr nock has the approx numbers.
Hope the engines a good un.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 12, 2010, 10:19:59 PM
I\'ve been thinking & it hurts!
Until the price of FB\'s rises it\'s inevitable more good ones will be scrapped.
Now where\'s the paracetamol.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 12, 2010, 10:21:54 PM
Yeah it\'s a touch annoying, especially as it looks solid so to lose a potential donor shell would be a shame.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on June 12, 2010, 10:24:47 PM
Do u need a doner shell or just another project?
It does look solid,but you know how good FB\'s are at hiding rust!
Cool reg nos on it too.
ta stu
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 12, 2010, 10:33:29 PM
Nah not especially but it\'d be nice to have one on standby should the dreaded grot set in. This will definately be Nev\'s last summer on the road before we embark on a teardown though as he is bubbling in two places-one just in front of sunroof and around the offside wiper spindle. I\'m dying to have a dig at it to get it out but don\'t want a summer with an open wound!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 13, 2010, 07:52:45 PM
Quote from: maztra;699051
Today i\'ve been to this breaker, and bought the engine. The car was still not touched yet, and i didn\'t looked bad. It ended up as scrap thanks to the scrappage scheme.
 
The engine purring like a cat. The engine looked clean, the oil looked clean, and under the oil cap looked clean. There was a ro-techniks sticker in the engine bay, and a rx-7 club sticker at the back. I assumed that this car was owned by a enthusiast. That gave me confidence to buy this. I don\'t know if the price is right, but actualy, i don\'t wanna know
 
The only thing what worries me is that the scrap yard staff are driving the scrap cars like maniacs. I saw how they move cars around the yard. Spinning wheels and screaming engines.
 
The registration of this car isFBP 400x
Is this car known on this forum?

Hi and thanks Maztra.....Bart, Is that right?
Yes FPB 400X (Reg 8/8/1981) first put in an appearance in 2009 when it was for sale in Suffolk for £1000. It got no bids.
The miles were reported as 68,250 at the time but I put it down on my register with a ?? because it looked higher mileage on the ebay pics.

Did you take the engine back to Holland? Just interested.

Cheers   Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: maztra on June 13, 2010, 10:23:02 PM
Current milage is 68.846.
And the engine will go to Holland where it will replace the dead engine in my matra.
Couple of years ago when i put the rotary engine in my matra, i also modified the OMP. I gave it a separate feed with 2stroke oil, instead i uses oil from the sump. It worked great. The olny thing is, you have to keep an eye on the 2stroke oil tank.
I went to a trip to Austria, and i kind of forgot to check the oil........
So i am pleased with this new engine.
 
www.maztra.nl (http://www.maztra.nl)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on June 13, 2010, 11:03:15 PM
Hi Maztra,
Ive just been looking at your website and Im blown away with the amount and quality of work you have done to convert a 12a to a transverse location.
Anybody else reading this should have a look, AMAZING.
 
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 14, 2010, 11:10:00 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;699267
Hi Maztra,
Ive just been looking at your website and Im blown away with the amount and quality of work you have done to convert a 12a to a transverse location.
Anybody else reading this should have a look, AMAZING.
 
Keith...


Staggering isn\'t it.

I wonder what I was doing whilst this was going on. Probably couch potatoeing with the TV.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 14, 2010, 06:24:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;698976
On Pistonheads today. £995
Red S3 in Fife, Was For Sale in Glasgow a few months back.

Bad pic and link sorry guys.


Better pic.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 14, 2010, 10:36:33 PM
Quote from: Ian65;690491
C181KHR on ebay in Wolverhampton...



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o1.jpg)

Now on pistonheads
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 17, 2010, 11:18:37 PM
is this on the list?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7rearhigh.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7front.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: TRIND-FD on June 17, 2010, 11:44:48 PM
Quote from: Ian65;700136
is this on the list?
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7rearhigh.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7front.jpg)
Where did you find those pics, And whats under the bonnet.
Keith.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mooragerx7 on June 18, 2010, 01:05:02 AM
Quote from: TRIND-FD;700139
Quote from: Ian65;700136
is this on the list?
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7rearhigh.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/RX7front.jpg)
Where did you find those pics, And whats under the bonnet.
Keith.
I think its a 318 bmw engine if i rember rightly may be wrong though
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 18, 2010, 11:19:23 AM
It is on the list Yes. It was on ebay in 2008, in Oxfordshire. I didn\'t note if it sold or not but since it was unlicensed last time I looked I\'m guessing it didn\'t.

I noted it in 2008 as having a BMW engine, I didn\'t know which one so I\'ve added 318 with a ? query. Thanks Michael.

Has it popped up again Ian or are you looking for ideas.....???xx?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 18, 2010, 04:28:42 PM
Quote from: TRIND-FD;700139

Where did you find those pics, And whats under the bonnet.
Keith.


http://www.driftworks.com/forum/drift-cars-sale-private-sales/61045-1984-mazda-rx7-bmw-m42-engined-t-t-500-a.html
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 28, 2010, 07:19:14 PM
Quote from: kiwi-mick;688862
new series 2 on pistonheads any info on this one dave??
looks straight enough but unsure about one thing did they ever colour code the spray arms on the front bumper?
think this may have had a recent respray and if it has what is it covering??


Back on Pistonheads now for £400

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1825400-2.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1825400-1.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 28, 2010, 07:32:04 PM
is that this car that was for sale last November by Donavan( what happened to him?)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/hhh-1.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on June 28, 2010, 09:28:30 PM
Shame it\'s such a distance from me I\'d of had that.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 29, 2010, 12:51:35 PM
Quote from: Ian65;701747
is that this car that was for sale last November by Donavan( what happened to him?)

It is, It is......well done Ian old Bean.

The bare S2 wheels are the same and whilst I could never get a Reg for this last advert, the date of 1st Reg was given on ebay and it\'s the same.

So... Tim....bad points - this car was very near to being broken but ....good points.....Donavan said 11,000 miles only since a rebuild.  

And what did happen to Donavan ????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 29, 2010, 03:18:43 PM
Quote from: Ian65;701747

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/hhh-1.jpg)


it had mot until June 2010 but is now sold for spares or repair so i presume the tickets run out.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on June 30, 2010, 05:41:24 PM
The Fife car is on ebay today. Was on Pistonheads. A lot of Red cars for sale recently......
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on June 30, 2010, 06:36:43 PM
I saw that earlier...had me thinking...
They\'ve spoilt it doing a half arsed respray on it. I\'m not a fan of the original colour but I\'d rather have that than a car that\'s red on top and green underneath. It\'s just amateurish and done on the cheap.
I\'m much rather go for originality. The only positive is 12 months mot. When I think I sold my red car the other week for £1199 and that was an original colour, matching numbers car, I reckon this is worth nearer £700 quid and that\'s only cause it\'s got a long ticket.
Personally, I wouldn\'t want it for more than a monkey
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 08:32:38 AM
GTB 744V  series 1 on ebay... off the road 17 years... last taxed 01.09.1993

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB1.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB5.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB2.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB3.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB4A.jpg)

very early car 1st reg 03.10.1979
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 04, 2010, 08:37:40 AM
I\'m quite intrigued about the contraption the Hymer is sitting on in the background!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 08:50:49 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;702644
I\'m quite intrigued about the contraption the Hymer is sitting on in the background!


is it a ramp?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 04, 2010, 09:27:26 AM
Yeah I reckon so, they must\'ve been bored one sunday afternoon and seen a load of spare I beams lying around.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on July 04, 2010, 10:11:45 AM
"whatever happened to Donovan?"

David
Donovan is (still) at work on a new multi-media album tentatively entitled "Ritual Groove".

The 60\'s just won\'t die will they?

Rgds
A
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 04, 2010, 12:40:09 PM
Quote from: jinx;702667
"whatever happened to Donovan?"

David
Donovan is (still) at work on a new multi-media album tentatively entitled "Ritual Groove".

The 60\'s just won\'t die will they?

Rgds
A

\'Garden Gates and Snails\'? ugghh.....Give me Genesis lyrics from the early \'70\'s every time. For example...\'Harold the Barrel....a well know Bognor Resauraunt Owner....cut off his toes and served them up for tea\'.

Now that\'s what I call music Jinx.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 12:44:08 PM
Quote from: David Nock;702695
\'Garden Gates and Snails\'? ugghh.....Give me Genesis lyrics from the early \'70\'s every time. For example...\'Harold the Barrel....a well know Bognor Resauraunt Owner....cut off his toes and served them up for tea\'.

Now that\'s what I call music Jinx.


I didn\'t get any of that.... it that a coded message to the russians??!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 04, 2010, 01:03:55 PM
Quote from: Ian65;702697
I didn\'t get any of that.... it that a coded message to the russians??!!

Just too young Ian....Donovan \'looked upon his Garden Gate\'....

But boy did we love the Harold the Barrel Song ....Bit more, you know you want it....

Background....Harold has realised the enormity of his Crime (serving his toes up in his Restaurant) and he\'s up on a window ledge.

Mother down below shouting \'Your shirts all dirty and and there\'s a man here from the BBC\'

Police with deep \'Plod Voices\'...\'We can \'elp you, we can \'elp you\'!

Harold....\'You must be joking....take a running jump\'...... fades into Harold falling to his doom.....WHAT SUPER STUFF.

All without leaving my screen, no cribbing from the Album....Now who wants \'One for the Vine\'?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on July 04, 2010, 02:59:22 PM
So, everybody clear now? LOL
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 06:18:44 PM
A747 OWL

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Picture961.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Picture959.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 07:56:52 PM
B reg s3 on Ebay in Notts...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/nnnk.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: TRIND-FD on July 04, 2010, 09:06:02 PM
Quote from: Ian65;702643
GTB 744V series 1 on ebay... off the road 17 years... last taxed 01.09.1993
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB1.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB5.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB2.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB3.jpg)
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/GTB4A.jpg)
 
very early car 1st reg 03.10.1979

whos bidding against me.lol
 
keith.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 04, 2010, 11:22:15 PM
Quote from: TRIND-FD;702777
whos bidding against me.lol
 
keith.


I\'m not but there\'s some strong early bidding... and still 8 days to go.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 05, 2010, 01:02:32 PM
Quote from: Ian65;684198
B230 VHW white series 3 for sale on Pistonheads

What a lovely looking car!


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx1.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx2.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/wrx3.jpg)


Mainland U.K. this time as well!!


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This is the Nottingham car on ebay today.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 05, 2010, 01:05:23 PM
Quote from: Ian65;702736
A747 OWL

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Picture961.jpg)

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/Picture959.jpg)

Archive Pic Ian? New to me. Put it in \'Probably Scrapped\' pile as it\'s been Unlicensed since 1995.

Round these parts the \'OWL\' plates were snapped up by Wednesday fans for obvious reasons.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 05, 2010, 11:35:54 PM
The white S3 is nice indeed-I reckon the reserve will be strong money though.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 08, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
BPA 702Y back on ebay ...£250 start with no reserve.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/BPA702Y.jpg)

A bit tired looking but with nearly full mot for that price... it\'s a bargain.




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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 08, 2010, 05:53:04 PM
Quote from: Ian65;703432
BPA 702Y back on ebay ...£250 start with no reserve.


A bit tired looking but with nearly full mot for that price... it\'s a bargain.

.

Plus we thought it might have a Glass Roof.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 08, 2010, 06:29:01 PM
Thats at Tim\'s place
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 09, 2010, 04:30:07 PM
B682XEW back on ebay again


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/b6821.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: tuanage on July 09, 2010, 06:16:16 PM
Quote from: David Nock;698161


Your dad...is he Finton then?

 Can you give me a very rough location at all?

Thanks for the Post Dave.


Dave, sorry for the delay getting back!

Yeah my father Fintan owns the car in question (FKJ 419V)
 Location is County Kerry in Munster.

Amazing there are only two still running!
Ill have a look around to be sure, but was the orange TWR racecar driven by Win Percy at some stage in the BTCC a series one? I saw that at a show in the NEC a few years back almost certain its still knocking about.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 09, 2010, 09:10:53 PM
My mum knows Win Percy and remembers the RX7 days......good times.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 10, 2010, 10:55:48 AM
My mum liked MacDonald Hobley on the telly. Good times as you say Tim.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 10, 2010, 11:06:51 AM
Quote from: tuanage;703629
Dave, sorry for the delay getting back!

Yeah my father Fintan owns the car in question (FKJ 419V)
 Location is County Kerry in Munster.

Amazing there are only two still running!
Ill have a look around to be sure, but was the orange TWR racecar driven by Win Percy at some stage in the BTCC a series one? I saw that at a show in the NEC a few years back almost certain its still knocking about.


Great, thanks for that Tuan. Yes still only have 2 S1\'s out on the road or on the Rally Circuit.

I remember Win Percy steaming around Brands in the 1980\'s. Stangely they were going the opposite direction to Touring Cars today.
I haven\'t seen the car you mention but will keep an eye out. I assume it\'s laid up somewhere. I\'ll note it as a probable SORN or Project car (for want of a better title).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 10, 2010, 08:18:16 PM
Saw this ad in Loot....

Mazda RX7 1983, bare shell, blue plus spares £175

http://www.loot.com/advert/mazda-rx7-1983/3091416
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 10, 2010, 10:20:52 PM
Quote from: daverey;698609
Hi Cliff
 just been checking how long ago I looked at JAZ and was surprised it was about 6 years ago, probably account for the deterioration if the owner had lost interest in the car.

hi Dave - sorry not replied sooner but been very busy and having lots of probs with computer.  Wow 6 years - how time flies. From what I have found out \'JAZ\' hadn\'t done that many miles in the interim time (500 miles the last year it was roadworthy) - current mileage 60854 ms.  Don\'t get me wrong, \'JAZ\' has mostly needed tlc rather than major surgery even though she has displayed the normal signs of \'rust monkeys\' in the floor pan under the rear seats and the rear outer and inner sills.  I took out the rusted areas and have inserted stainless steel and after necessary preventative treatment fully welded up.  The majority of my work is preventative maintenance as I thought do it all now rather than having to do it again next year.  Nearly finished the underside - just replaced rear shock absorbers today and refurbished petrol tank should be put back next week I hope.  When I eventually get this computer working properly I will post fotos for all to see.  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 11, 2010, 11:43:44 AM
Quote from: Ian65;703761
Saw this ad in Loot....

Mazda RX7 1983, bare shell, blue plus spares £175

http://www.loot.com/advert/mazda-rx7-1983/3091416


Hmmm....How to get the Reg without dialing a mobile? Might wait and see what develops with it.

I\'ve previously noted an \'83 Blue on SORN in roughly that Area; trouble is that it didn\'t make a £1500 reserve on ebay last year......so not likely to be that one.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on July 11, 2010, 06:10:19 PM
When does this thread get sticky status? Info here that, judging by the replies/views has got interest for all.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 11, 2010, 06:25:13 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;703871
When does this thread get sticky status? Info here that, judging by the replies/views has got interest for all.


good call, it should be sticky
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 12, 2010, 11:36:33 AM
Quote from: Ian65;702762
B reg s3 on Ebay in Notts...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/nnnk.jpg)


Final bids were far short of the car\'s price asked previously on Pistonheads and here on MRC.... I have the seller\'s contact info.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 13, 2010, 07:08:55 PM
C124 VUY  breaking for spares on ebay in Northants



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C124CUY2.jpg)


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C124VUY.jpg)


another one bites the dust.......  shame.
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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 13, 2010, 07:29:21 PM
Unless my eyesight deceives me,i do believe in Ian\'s avatar pic,he\'s polished his black cars front wing & part of the door!
What about the rest of it?
ta..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 13, 2010, 10:05:15 PM
Why on earth is that being broken?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 13, 2010, 10:58:43 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;704368
Why on earth is that being broken?


because people are under the false impression that the parts are valuable and they\'ll make a killing by breaking it rather than selling it complete.
Trouble is, there are hardly any 1st gens left, there\'s no demand for the parts and after he\'s stripped it, he\'ll be left with a load of bits he can\'t shift and then they\'ll end up being binned. Meanwhile, another 1st gen is gone forever.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Lisa on July 13, 2010, 11:03:00 PM
Thread now up as a "Sticky"

How come it got to Page 51 before you asked:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 14, 2010, 06:45:56 AM
I emailed him for the aerial, but he did not have one .............. the quest goes on....
 
  Thanks Lisa ..........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 14, 2010, 07:45:16 AM
and another one scrapped...

remember this one?



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/bhs.jpg)

Mazda RX.7,2 Series For Sale (1985), £595

Mazda rx7,rotary,1985
140k,full service history,elford engineering
16 stamps,engine rebuilt 4000 miles ago
runs superbly,lift out sunroof
drivers side wing has light dent/scratch
fuel gauge not working
overall great little rare sports car
test drives/inspection welcome


now being broken for spares on Ebay...when sold in December it had MOT until October 2010.... does it really need to be broken just because it needs an engine and gearbox?




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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 14, 2010, 11:45:13 AM
Quote from: Ian65;704399
and another one scrapped...

remember this one?



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/bhs.jpg)



now being broken for spares on Ebay...when sold in December it had MOT until October 2010.... does it really need to be broken just because it needs an engine and gearbox?

.


Ian... thought I\'d read that the guy (Glen), bought it to get it\'s engine and gearbox out for something else?
This car BHS had a bodykit as well I think.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 14, 2010, 11:49:11 AM
Have you got an ebay Ref No. for the Blue car in Northants Ian? Can\'t find it in the usual \'Rx7 Breaking\' slots.

Cheers  Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 14, 2010, 03:00:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;704440
Have you got an ebay Ref No. for the Blue car in Northants Ian? Can\'t find it in the usual \'Rx7 Breaking\' slots.

Cheers  Dave.


looks like it\'s been removed for some reason
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 14, 2010, 05:25:24 PM
Quote from: Ian65;704483
looks like it\'s been removed for some reason


No Probs, we still had enough time for you to spot it and DVLA gives us the Reg Date. All entered up now.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 14, 2010, 06:50:41 PM
Yes its been removed I saved it the other night ref:-150467107208


Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 14, 2010, 09:26:04 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;704535
Yes its been removed I saved it the other night ref:-150467107208
Dibs


It\'s been relisted now...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BREAKING-MK1-MAZDA-RX7-1985-wheel-nut-/150467612135?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2308918de7
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 14, 2010, 09:43:39 PM
Yeah I guess you hit the nail on the head really Ian. Still doesn\'t make it any easier to accept!

Congrats on achieving sticky status David!:Party
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on July 14, 2010, 09:50:44 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;703871
When does this thread get sticky status? Info here that, judging by the replies/views has got interest for all.

Not that it matters, but it was my idea. :King
 
If the car is still save-able whole, I will shortly have a super sweet 60k mile engine and gearbox complete that would slot straught in if anyone wants to purchase both? I would be happy to make the price agreeable for the lot if this was used to save a poor FB in need...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 14, 2010, 10:00:06 PM
Dave, have you got this one?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mazda_1984_rx7_coupe.jpg)



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Title: New to the forum
Post by: Bagheera on July 15, 2010, 12:57:23 AM
B150 RBA
Black S3, has been out of commission for the last couple of years but is in the garage failing an MOT as we speak. Should be floating all over the road in a week or so. Can\'t wait.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab305/bagheera_2009/P1010311.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 05:54:56 AM
Quote from: Bagheera;704598
B150 RBA
Black S3, has been out of commission for the last couple of years but is in the garage failing an MOT as we speak. Should be floating all over the road in a week or so. Can\'t wait.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab305/bagheera_2009/P1010311.jpg)


Welcome to the forum!  Nice looking car! In the best colour too IMO!


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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 06:47:52 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;704566

 If the car is still save-able whole, I will shortly have a super sweet 60k mile engine and gearbox complete that would slot straught in if anyone wants to purchase both? I would be happy to make the price agreeable for the lot if this was used to save a poor FB in need...


If I had time, I\'d take it on.... sadly I\'m too busy and already up to my neck in FB\'s.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 15, 2010, 07:09:44 AM
Quote from: Ian65;704559
It\'s been relisted now...
 
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/BREAKING-MK1-MAZDA-RX7-1985-wheel-nut-/150467612135?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2308918de7

 
Gone again ..............is it something you said ...........:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 10:44:36 AM
It must be!!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 15, 2010, 10:47:47 AM
Ian, I do like your new Avatar, is that your actural car ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 11:09:51 AM
He\'s computer grafficked one of my wheels on his new car more like.    :rollin
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 15, 2010, 11:12:48 AM
I think its one of those arteeeeeeeeee Mazda black and white photo\'s from the 80\'s
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 11:17:21 AM
Quote from: RamoNZ;704566
Not that it matters, but it was my idea. :King
 
If the car is still save-able whole, I will shortly have a super sweet 60k mile engine and gearbox complete that would slot straught in if anyone wants to purchase both? I would be happy to make the price agreeable for the lot if this was used to save a poor FB in need...

I salute your idea my friend Ramo. But surely the new Gullwing Merc is the result of Gottlieb Diamler\'s original idea 51 pages later?   :3gears-rh
A thinks thas bin standin\' on t\'shoulders of t\'giants.....  Joking buddy, good call.   :Typing
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 11:48:42 AM
Quote from: Ian65;704569
Dave, have you got this one?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mazda_1984_rx7_coupe.jpg)

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That\'s an Oddity Ian. DVLA says Exported in 1988, where did you find it?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 11:56:01 AM
Quote from: Bagheera;704598
B150 RBA
Black S3, has been out of commission for the last couple of years but is in the garage failing an MOT as we speak. Should be floating all over the road in a week or so. Can\'t wait.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab305/bagheera_2009/P1010311.jpg)


Welcome, Welcome.....to the most active and lively forum on MRC. 1st Gens are the winners of the \'What Rotary\' Poll.....take a look.

And thanks for the car details.

Any info just ask us or please just give to us....no flaming on here...happy bunch of guys.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 04:05:04 PM
Quote from: David Nock;704666
That\'s an Oddity Ian. DVLA says Exported in 1988, where did you find it?


I found it here...

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/mazda/rx-7-coupe-1979.aspx
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 05:20:22 PM
Quote from: Bagheera;704598
B150 RBA
Black S3, has been out of commission for the last couple of years but is in the garage failing an MOT as we speak. Should be floating all over the road in a week or so. Can\'t wait.

(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab305/bagheera_2009/P1010311.jpg)


But we might pull your leg and say \'That\'s a real man\'s aerial on that car\'.   :Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 05:24:55 PM
Quote from: Ian65;704729
I found it here...

http://www.parkers.co.uk/cars/mazda/rx-7-coupe-1979.aspx


I think it\'s a doctored pic then. Unless I can\'t read straight.
(DVLA says that Reg was a Blue car with a 2000cc motor, exported around 1988).

So I think I\'ll drop the Reg from the list. It\'s maybe been produced by Parkers as a Marketing Pic?
Title: \'What Rotary Poll\'
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 15, 2010, 05:29:22 PM
I\'ve tried to bag the Poll winners slot by voting en-block for everyone who\'s a 1st Gen owner and who posts on here. (Members and Guests I assume).

Lisa says I can\'t do that .....I\'m crushed....I\'ve just got a strong winning streak I guess.

So do you feel like voting Guys?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 05:54:59 PM
Quote from: David Nock;704747
So do you feel like voting Guys?


Already have, in fact, I was one of the first to vote.
I actually tried to vote twice seeing as I own 2 first gens but it wouldn\'t have that.

Also, it\'s only for paid up members so forum guests don\'t get to vote.

It would be interesting to put a poll on the 1st gen forum listing series 1, 2 & 3 to see how many of each series we have...  open to members and guests. We could see if they tie in with your list Dave.
We could even split it btw road car, sorned, projects and race cars.
Just a thought...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 15, 2010, 06:12:52 PM
OK where and how do we vote ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 07:48:31 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;704762
OK where and how do we vote ?


the club poll is in \'chit chat\' in the members area
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 15, 2010, 07:50:43 PM
I\'ve logged my allegance woopwoop.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 15, 2010, 08:14:49 PM
Cheers Ian job done ............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 15, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;704648
Ian, I do like your new Avatar, is that your actural car ?


Sadly no, my wheels aren\'t that clean!
It\'s just an image I found somewhere on the web. A US car I think....
the giveaway is the lack of a side repeater.
I like the \'arty\' look of it though!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Bagheera on July 16, 2010, 02:04:41 AM
Quote from: David Nock;704743
But we might pull your leg and say \'That\'s a real man\'s aerial on that car\'.   :Giggle


:Giggle Aerials are overrated, I find that a bit of sponge wrapped in a carrier bag does the job just fine. The \'fancy\' ones seem to be like gold dust.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 16, 2010, 08:16:09 AM
Quote from: Bagheera;704880
I find that a bit of sponge wrapped in a carrier bag does the job just fine.


Now I\'m intrigued!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: sabah on July 16, 2010, 10:32:15 AM
Have you logged mine? I have had it since 1985 and its a beauty. it is a 1984 "A" reg in fantastic condition.65000 genuine miles 1st generation  type 2 . It was actually featured in custom car magazine in september 1985- I have a copy of course. Reg no. now TDD123. Always on the road taxed,insured and MOT.
Sabah
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 16, 2010, 04:03:05 PM
Quote from: sabah;704940
Have you logged mine? I have had it since 1985 and its a beauty. it is a 1984 "A" reg in fantastic condition.65000 genuine miles 1st generation type 2 . It was actually featured in custom car magazine in september 1985- I have a copy of course. Reg no. now TDD123. Always on the road taxed,insured and MOT.
Sabah

pics?:bandit
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 16, 2010, 04:19:23 PM
Quote from: syebba;704333
Unless my eyesight deceives me,i do believe in Ian\'s avatar pic,he\'s polished his black cars front wing & part of the door!
What about the rest of it?
ta..

Hah,knew it was\'nt Ian\'s car,it\'s been polished:Tongue1
ta..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 16, 2010, 04:30:46 PM
Quote from: sabah;704940
Have you logged mine? I have had it since 1985 and its a beauty. it is a 1984 "A" reg in fantastic condition.65000 genuine miles 1st generation  type 2 . It was actually featured in custom car magazine in september 1985- I have a copy of course. Reg no. now TDD123. Always on the road taxed,insured and MOT.
Sabah


No, never noted it before. I would be interested to know what it\'s original Reg was before TDD. Also if you ever get chance to scan the Custom Car Mag article and either post it up here or email it to me I\'d be very interested in that as well. It\'s all a bit more history to add to what we know already.....

It\'s a Series 2 right? Because as you will know the Series changed in Spring \'84 to the S3\'s. There are a lot less S2\'s around for some reason.

Thanks very much....Dave....dgnock at btopenworld dot com.

PS email me if you want an Excel file showing known locations of 1st Gen cars within the British Isles. (very rough locations to protect people\'s privacy).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 16, 2010, 05:28:12 PM
Welcome Sabah,always good to hear about unknown 7\'s surfacing! Get some pics up if you get a chance.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: skybusr34 on July 18, 2010, 01:12:35 PM
ok my reg no  OYY 66Y
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 18, 2010, 01:22:30 PM
Quote from: skybusr34;705355
ok my reg no  OYY 66Y


Thanks very much... All noted up.

Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: dave777 on July 21, 2010, 01:26:35 PM
Hi i\'m a new member
Have a 1st gen Series2 Elford Turbo
Parked it in my storage shed 12 years ago.
Reg No. A141 SUC metallic Red and dust at present!
27 years old next week so decided it needs to see daylight again so am clearing a path to it today! Will it start?? .........!! somehow i doubt it!
Will let you know!
Cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 21, 2010, 01:31:56 PM
Lucky you ........ wellcome to the forum, Mine was left for 11yrs, and no it would not start, carb all blocked up, but then yours has a SU carb. Good luck.
 
    Ian and Dave will be along shortly I\'m sure.
 
   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 21, 2010, 03:21:09 PM
Hi
welcome to the forum, this is the place to be for 1st gen owners!
You could be the answer to my prayers!
I\'ve got a full Elford turbo setup that I\'m in the process of fitting to my 1984 series 2 car but I can\'t find any info anywhere on how to wire it up.

Here we go...
http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page880.htm

There is zero information available on how Elford did it and I\'m really struggling with it.

If possible, I\'d love a quick look under the bonnet of your car to see which wires go to where.
I\'ve got the control box and loom but god knows where it all connects to.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/etlloom.jpg)

I\'m just doing a carb rebuild on mine too as it was all gummed up with sticky fuel residue.

There are only about a dozen Elfords left now I think in the uk so it\'s good to find another one.

Cheers,
Ian


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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 21, 2010, 05:18:19 PM
Welcome Indeed Dave...... Second Shropshire 1st Generation car!
That\'s the rarity value now in some areas.

If it\'s any consolation Rotaries seem to take storage much better than Piston Engines.
Mine was nearly 8 years from new in a dealer\'s workshop but did start and has done 54,000 trouble free miles since.

A european car is on You Tube - shown starting after absolute yonks (16 or more years) sitting in a yard.

Get some \'aerostart\' spray before trying....can you access the air intake as easy on an Elford as on the normal 12A engine?....If you can then a quick snort in there should help matters along.
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Post by: myatt1972 on July 21, 2010, 06:44:41 PM
Hello and welcome,
Great to hear of an elford popping up.
Looking forward to some pics (please)
 
Keith...
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Post by: Ian65 on July 21, 2010, 06:45:57 PM
Quote from: David Nock;706003

Get some \'aerostart\' spray before trying....


is that the same stuff as this????

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/SYB.jpg)
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Post by: myatt1972 on July 21, 2010, 06:49:30 PM
I do like that, but seriously I wouldnt use anything like that, give it a good few turns on the key to get the oil round first.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 21, 2010, 06:56:12 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;706028
I do like that, but seriously I wouldnt use anything like that, give it a good few turns on the key to get the oil round first.


I agree, I would be wary of using this stuff in a turbo engine.
I\'d pull the fuel pump fuse and spin it a bit as Keith says to get the seals lubed up and the compression up before putting the fuse back in and trying to fire it up.
SU carbs are a bit intolerant to solidified petrol though. Mine was seized solid.
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 21, 2010, 07:38:32 PM
Welcome!!

As peeps have already said it\'s great to see an Elford surfacing

Look forward to an update and piccies!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 22, 2010, 10:28:56 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;706028
I do like that, but seriously I wouldnt use anything like that, give it a good few turns on the key to get the oil round first.


Yes, you\'re quite right about getting the oil circulated. I should have pointed that out but I took it \'as read\' I suppose.

You should crank the engine over for a while, ideally with the plugs out, to get the oil round first and compression up before trying to start it.

But as for aerostart, I keep a spray can on the garage shelf, just in case of a difficult very cold day in Winter when the car hasn\'t run for 3 or 4 weeks. \'Wizz wizz\' it should be called, because that\'s what happens. It goes. (At least with the straight-down-the air-intake-route it goes).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: dave777 on July 22, 2010, 10:34:20 AM
Turned over fine, gave it plenty of time for oil to renew itself with dry bits! could here fuel pump going ten for the dozen! did give it a whiff of the old easy start! fired 1st time, but turned off as didnt want to drag too much old fuel out of the tank. Carb clean time then fuel it up, a new battery and it will be off the key.
Will photo it when outside and washed off! and Ian you are most welcome to view the electricals etc, will mail you when out of store.

cheers
dave
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 22, 2010, 10:38:45 AM
I can hear squeals of delight all around the 1st Gen section. Great Stuff, can\'t wait to see the beast.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on July 22, 2010, 11:11:29 AM
an elford breathes into life :Thumbsup!
 
 
I\'m sooo jealous :)
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Post by: Ian65 on July 22, 2010, 01:57:20 PM
Quote from: dave777;706117

Will photo it when outside and washed off! and Ian you are most welcome to view the electricals etc, will mail you when out of store.

cheers
dave


Cheers Dave, that\'ll be great!
my email is ian08 at sky dot com

can\'t wait to see it.

Ian
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 22, 2010, 11:52:38 PM
I vote for before and after pictures-everyones seen mine caked in crud from the winter lay up now it\'s someone else\'s turn!

Plus there is something a bit romantic about firing a car up that can\'t actually see out of. Or maybe it\'s just me.:cool

Congrats on the successful fire up anyhow.:wave
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Post by: A7RXY on July 23, 2010, 06:56:05 AM
I remember it well, mine did start up after 11 years, but had no power because all the secondary jets were blocked, and that darn tar left after the petrol dries up, now that really sticks ..................
Title: Tdd123
Post by: sabah on July 23, 2010, 01:43:48 PM
Quote from: syebba;705013
pics?:bandit

Hello, my RX7 used to be registration no. A42 KLN. I am pretty useless at this computer lark and cannot work out how to put pictures to show you!!!! If you can help I would love to show you pics and the feature from custom car.  HELP PLEASE!!
Sabah
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Post by: Ian65 on July 23, 2010, 04:50:57 PM
Quote from: sabah;706359
Hello, my RX7 used to be registration no. A42 KLN. I am pretty useless at this computer lark and cannot work out how to put pictures to show you!!!! If you can help I would love to show you pics and the feature from custom car.  HELP PLEASE!!
Sabah


Sabah,

there\'s an easy to follow guide to posting pictures on page 17 of this thread...
here you go...

http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54589&page=17

Very easy to use.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 23, 2010, 06:18:10 PM
We\'ll soon get you sorted Sabah.....Meanwhile hope this helps:-
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 23, 2010, 06:22:54 PM
And these photo\'s are dated July 2010 Yeh?  Hell of a nice car this one Sabah. I think we like it.

Dave
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 23, 2010, 10:28:13 PM
Evening all,

Good news...drove Nev to the MOT station, frankly looking hanging as I didn\'t have time to give him a wash. After a nightmare concerning emissions we have a ticket requiring just a rear tyre (from sitting flat), wiper blades and the yearly temporary front number plate so all good. Will tax next month so I don\'t lose two weeks of duty then off we go-roll on the 21st!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 24, 2010, 06:32:23 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;706465
Evening all,

Good news...drove Nev to the MOT station, frankly looking hanging as I didn\'t have time to give him a wash. After a nightmare concerning emissions we have a ticket requiring just a rear tyre (from sitting flat), wiper blades and the yearly temporary front number plate so all good. Will tax next month so I don\'t lose two weeks of duty then off we go-roll on the 21st!


Great news Tim, bet you can\'t wait!
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Post by: Ian65 on July 24, 2010, 07:37:08 AM
seen on autotrader in Hounslow...

1983 (A reg) Coupe 76,000 miles Manual 1.3L Petrol 2 Doors, Manual, Coupe, Petrol, 76,000 miles, Silver. Insurance Group:14, sunroof alloys service history sold to clear, £1,495
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 24, 2010, 11:47:43 AM
Quote from: Ian65;704569
Dave, have you got this one?

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mazda_1984_rx7_coupe.jpg)
.


Hmmmm.....Here\'s Another with an incorrect Reg. This Green Car is from the Mazda Brochure of Feb 1985. I\'d dutifully logged it yonks ago as an S3 1st Gen, \'Probably Scrap\'.

It\'s no such thing, the Reg throws up a Red 1769cc Mazda on DVLA, not taxed since 2000.

Now it\'s Academic really, since all are probably long gone but we Virgo\'s do like things to be what they seem. I think Mazda publicity department hid the true Reg of the White Car and this Green car....but Why??? Com\'on you Closet Poirots.

Give us your guesses.
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Post by: Ian65 on July 24, 2010, 03:28:09 PM
Blue S2 on ebay in Cheltenham


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A209ACV.jpg)

long mot...


.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 24, 2010, 06:09:20 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706488
seen on autotrader in Hounslow...

1983 (A reg) Coupe 76,000 miles Manual 1.3L Petrol 2 Doors, Manual, Coupe, Petrol, 76,000 miles, Silver. Insurance Group:14, sunroof alloys service history sold to clear, £1,495

No Pics so no Reg but it\'s in R.C. Woods of Hounslow.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 24, 2010, 06:10:04 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706539
Blue S2 on ebay in Cheltenham


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A209ACV.jpg)

long mot...


.


This looks Very Nice on ebay.....
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Post by: Ian65 on July 25, 2010, 09:35:07 PM
B446 TRH on ebay in Somerset...


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B466TRH.jpg)


long mot.


.
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 25, 2010, 10:15:39 PM
woah nice door mirrors.

Like the leather though.

Another one thats been off the road a long time and now been resurrected where are they all hiding?!

Think I might sniff round every barn I come across at this rate might get lucky.

By the way if anyone is interested in this one it is only about half an hour from me so don\'t mind going to give it a once over before someone embarks on an expedition from the back of beyond to look at it.
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Post by: myatt1972 on July 25, 2010, 10:35:55 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706767
B446 TRH on ebay in Somerset...
 
 
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B466TRH.jpg)
 
 
long mot.
 
 
.

Thats a very interesting car, never seen that colour green before, was it some sort of limited edition with the leather?
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Post by: Ian65 on July 25, 2010, 10:50:31 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;706792
never seen that colour green before, was it some sort of limited edition ?


Hopefully!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 26, 2010, 10:41:41 AM
TRH went from Sheffield to Somerset last year. I wondered then if it was an import because of the racing green colour. MX5\'s had that colour scheme with beige leather as factory limited editions in the late 1980\'s but I\'m not aware of any FB\'s ever having the same limited edition options. More likely it\'s had a make-over in it\'s early life?
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Post by: A7RXY on July 26, 2010, 01:04:37 PM
I wonder if it could been an opal green car, as it has a brown dash etc. I have seen some imports from Japan with leather interior but not with piping, mind you the colours go together well
 
  Dibs
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Post by: Ian65 on July 26, 2010, 01:33:57 PM
It\'s a bit too green for me
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Post by: A7RXY on July 26, 2010, 02:16:27 PM
I once ordered a Morgan in that colour, but by the time it was ready I could no longer fit in it, so had my XJS rebuilt, you win some and you lose some, sold the Jag for peanuts wonder what the Morgan would have been worth .
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Post by: Ian65 on July 26, 2010, 04:33:45 PM
B682 XEW now back on ebay with £399  starting price and no reserve.
Taxed and tested so a cheap car.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 26, 2010, 04:36:50 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;706867
I once ordered a Morgan in that colour, but by the time it was ready I could no longer fit in it, so had my XJS rebuilt, you win some and you lose some, sold the Jag for peanuts wonder what the Morgan would have been worth .


Some cars look good in BRG, mainly old English sportscars.
Stu\'s cobra also looks the biz but an RX7?   mmmmmmm.
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Post by: syebba on July 26, 2010, 05:46:53 PM
Haha,Ian\'s legendary aversion to green surfaces again.
Have to say i like the opal green,but not BRG,it\'s toooooooo dark for a Fb,no chrome to set it off.
ta stu..
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Post by: Ian65 on July 26, 2010, 06:54:51 PM
Red series 2 for sale in Yorkshire...


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1468058.jpg)


Here\'s the link to the ad....

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C171338/



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Post by: syebba on July 26, 2010, 07:35:10 PM
Seems to be an orgy of Fb\'s 4 sale at the mo.
Anyone spot what\'s wrong with the back of that red Fb above?
ta..
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 26, 2010, 08:10:38 PM
Quote from: syebba;706920
Seems to be an orgy of Fb\'s 4 sale at the mo.
Anyone spot what\'s wrong with the back of that red Fb above?
ta..


Yeah whats that all about?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 26, 2010, 09:07:35 PM
Could be a keylock for an old alarm system ............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 26, 2010, 09:11:43 PM
& should\'nt the rear wiper be sitting at the bottom of the glass hatch?
Seen a few like that,looks naff!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 11:37:40 AM
I remember trying to negotiate a viewing & price on this car in May but it was like pulling teeth - the guy just didn\'t seem genuine to me, made we wonder if he was hiding something.  Cliff
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 01:25:40 PM
Quote from: mooragerx7;700147
Quote from: TRIND-FD;700139
I think its a 318 bmw engine if i rember rightly may be wrong though

Message for mooragerx7

On a totally different subject - suggested you might have a set of wine/burgundy carpets for 1st Gen? Is this correct? If so would you be interested in selling them? Ta. Cliff
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 04:56:04 PM
Quote from: syebba;697834
(http://i.ebayimg.com/04/!BupZepQBGk~$(KGrHqEOKnQEvyFr)DIMBMBNlfU8zw~~_35.JPG)
 
Scrappy on ebay/inverness.


This is the source of the Double \'S\' Exhaust and the other bits that Ian Posted about today. Looks like dismantling has about finished.....:eek
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 04:58:38 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706912
Red series 2 for sale in Yorkshire...


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/1468058.jpg)


Here\'s the link to the ad....

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C171338/



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Donavan\'s old car again....Bradford wasn\'t it? Never noticed the double locks on the back before but Donavan\'s car is the same.
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Post by: L18M on July 27, 2010, 05:02:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706888
B682 XEW now back on ebay with £399  starting price and no reserve.
Taxed and tested so a cheap car.


i just spotted that on ebay also and its not far form me. it has got a reserve. wonder what its reserve is.
how much do you guys think its worth?
i\'m tempted to upgrade to an fb now!
though my gal has bad luck with green cars.. but eh, its not heres and she wont be driving it :p
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 05:39:05 PM
You mean the Green Car don\'t you L18M, because XEW is in Manchester?

It was brought to Somerset for a Resto. So like all such project cars, has it been done up to a good standard?

It\'s a one off colourwise, so worth a look if it\'s near to you I would suppose. Check all the usual trouble spots underneath, like in the rear wheel arches for axle tie plates rusting through. Also chassis legs at front for cracking at Steering box or Idler Arm locations. Bottom of doors (not so bad on Series 3). Also how good was the leather work (retrim?)/ and the Racing Green paint job, both done either some time ago or (very unlikely this) in the Factory?

Mileage is probably unreliable being so low so you need to assess that.

Go\'on then I\'ll have a punt......£650/£800??? - perhaps a tad more if it\'s really nicely done up.
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Post by: L18M on July 27, 2010, 06:09:16 PM
d\'oh, sorry, just saw B and assumed lol
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Post by: L18M on July 27, 2010, 07:57:50 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706767
B446 TRH on ebay in Somerset...


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B466TRH.jpg)


long mot.


.


res is 850. wonder if it will go for that much?
wonder what he would say to £600 cash in hand in fresh £10 notes.
can not use £5 notes cos too small, £20 notes wont be a fat enough stack and dont even think about £50 notes as wont seem fat lol

anyone here bidding on it?
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Post by: A7RXY on July 27, 2010, 08:17:55 PM
Try him, but take a look at that front panel between the headlights, it looks abit doggy at the seam with the bonnet and the mazda badge is missing from it, so it could have had some frontal damage.
   good luck

      Dibs
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Post by: myatt1972 on July 27, 2010, 08:35:35 PM
Quote from: L18M;707087
i just spotted that on ebay also and its not far form me. it has got a reserve. wonder what its reserve is.
how much do you guys think its worth?
i\'m tempted to upgrade to an fb now!
though my gal has bad luck with green cars.. but eh, its not heres and she wont be driving it :p

I think that looks a real interesting car, never seen that colour before and if it was an aftermarket job at least they took the time to do under the bonnet. Leather looks in good condition and I think its got TWR side skirts but its difficult to tell from the pics.
Well worth a punt I think let us know how you get on.
Keith...
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 27, 2010, 08:45:15 PM
Yeah go for it then we can convoy it to RS7:D:D
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 27, 2010, 10:19:05 PM
Promised to upload some pics of \'JAZ\' so here we go and lets hope it works.
From initial collection early March 2010 to ongoing work to bring her back to roadworthy condition.
Have loads more but don\'t want to bore you to death.  Cliff   :cheers
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 27, 2010, 11:37:17 PM
Lovin the white look:Thumbsup!
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Post by: L18M on July 28, 2010, 12:14:10 AM
shh, dont tell anyone in the 2nd gen section but i quite like my stay so far in the 1st gen section :Thumbsup!

Sods law, just as i\'m ready to look for an fb i get an email saying my car is on track for collection on friday. Not sure if that good or bad.
Will see how that goes then see how much the green fb is going for :)
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Post by: A7RXY on July 28, 2010, 06:57:22 AM
Looking good Cliff, where abouts in the UK are you.
 
   Dibs
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Post by: Ian65 on July 28, 2010, 07:27:16 AM
You won\'t bore us Cliff, we love looking at pictures!
Fair play to you for doing this car, I\'ve big respect for anyone who gets stuck in and restores a car, it takes dedication and a lot of passion for the job.

I personally love white 1st gens and I reckon the series 2  looks really smart and very retro on those 13" alloys. It\'s going to be a cracker!

Another big plus is that white is probably the easiest and most forgiving colour to spray, unlike black which shows every little imperfection.

How far away from mot time are you now or has it already been done?

As Dave will tell you, there are very few roadworthy series 2 cars left, so for you to repair this one and put it back on the road is just great.

Nice one, great work!
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 28, 2010, 07:51:04 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;707193
Looking good Cliff, where abouts in the UK are you.
 
Dibs

Morning Dibs, from the North West - Wirral but travel here and there with job as necessary (Quality Manager) and yes guys will say \'ah that\'s why I\'m a b*g**r for detail.  If you\'re going to do a job, do it right I say.  How about yourself, where are you from mate?  Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 28, 2010, 07:58:52 AM
Cliff, I\'m down in sunny Essex, keep up the good work.
 
  Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 28, 2010, 08:38:22 AM
Quote from: Ian65;707197
You won\'t bore us Cliff, we love looking at pictures!
Fair play to you for doing this car, I\'ve big respect for anyone who gets stuck in and restores a car, it takes dedication and a lot of passion for the job.
 
I personally love white 1st gens and I reckon the series 2 looks really smart and very retro on those 13" alloys. It\'s going to be a cracker!
 
Another big plus is that white is probably the easiest and most forgiving colour to spray, unlike black which shows every little imperfection.
 
How far away from mot time are you now or has it already been done?
 
As Dave will tell you, there are very few roadworthy series 2 cars left, so for you to repair this one and put it back on the road is just great.
 
Nice one, great work!

Morning Ian - me too, always had a passion for a white sports car but to finish with a 1st Gen S2 even better - wow! When I first saw \'JAZ\' I thought this is something special and had a gut feeling about it (even though my wife felt it would be a rust bucket) but hey it is 27 years young, let\'s not be silly, got to expect corrosion somewhere.
Agree white is fairly easy to blend in providing you can get a good match but us maniacs (sorry enthusiasts) know it is really difficult to acquire a perfect match because records sem to stop @ 20+ years.
\'JAZ\' has not had an MOT since I embraced her and if all goes to plan I hoping to put her through paces late August or early September.
There is definitely a passion to restore this type of vehicle and despite the work involved (which I wouldn\'t consider as being excessive) I would not hesitate to do it again to another - in fact I probably will but \'JAZ\' is for life.
A few more fotos\' too, original brown interior, stripping out interior to see what she is like bodily wise (ooh those shapes are a turn on), replacement wine/burgndy interior being installed - and this is why I\'m looking for replacement carpets!
Once this is finished I already have projevct 2 in the wings - 2nd Gen FCS, calling her \'RAZ\'.
ps you guys cetrainly are early risers or is it that you are late to bed?
Cliff
:cheers
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 28, 2010, 08:47:23 AM
Quote from: A7RXY;707201
Cliff, I\'m down in sunny Essex, keep up the good work.
 
Dibs

Dibs, lovely part of the country, I collected \'JAZ\' from down you way in March (Reading - well it\'s closer to you than it was for me anyway) and also in June when I collected \'RAZ\' from Crawley - who knows for my next collection?
My passion for RX7s\' started in 1987 when I owned a 2.6 GT import from Japan.  Against better judgement due to change in circumstances we part ex\'d her but the passion couldn\'t keep away.  Really glad I came back on board when I did having established the very limited edition or remaining 1st Gen S2 around.
Cliff
:wave
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on July 28, 2010, 12:07:55 PM
L18M. This is the back axle tie-rod mount which all 1st Gen owners are paranoid about....or should be paranoid about. They crack along the middle of the triangular reinforcing plate and rot through into the rear passenger area.

Cliff....Jaz has not done too badly at all in this area has it? I\'ve seen pics of much worse \'back ends\' if you\'ll forgive the expression. Hope you don\'t mind the \'PicPinch\' for L18M.
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Post by: L18M on July 28, 2010, 12:13:30 PM
cheers david :)
there was another cheap one on ebay sold by a garage in cheltenham, start bid of £250 but he is after £1200 ono.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 28, 2010, 02:49:48 PM
Hi David, you\'re right all in all JAZ has done really well - as I have always said there have been necessary areas but also more tlc in a lot of others. I\'m very pleased the way the old girl is coming along and hopefully in 4 - 6 weeks time she\'ll be ready for MOT time :eek. No worries about the pic - glad it can be of use. Cliff

ps. Remember me saying that I used to have yellow 1st Gen S1 Savanah import from Japan, photo attached and also another of JAZ with tailgate supported with timber until the struts were repaired.
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Post by: myatt1972 on July 28, 2010, 09:59:23 PM
Loving that yellow SA, great.
Keith...
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Post by: captainbizzaro on July 28, 2010, 10:40:19 PM
Liam I went to RXMotors today to pick up a brake calliper and he has a series 3 up on his ramp at the moment that he "found" in his top shed (love that place) which I\'d guess he is prepping to sell. And it\'s white.

On my christmas list is a big shed that FB\'s magically morph from.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 29, 2010, 07:40:17 AM
Already got one ........ it\'s called eBay.  Cliff
:Giggle:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 29, 2010, 07:45:03 AM
Quote from: myatt1972;707406
Loving that yellow SA, great.
Keith...

Morning Keith. Going back more years than I care to remember there weren\'t many brightly coloured cars round so it really did stand out from the crowd and a real head turner. My brother had a Triumph Stag @ the time and each time we met up he always wanted to drive her - felt great knowing a V8 fanatic was drooling over the Wankel powered beast. Love it.

Chatting with David Nock recently it turns out that a subsequent owner turned her RED and she disappeared from the records and has faded into history..... hmm wonder whether she finished up in the \'Top Shed\' @ RXMotors.
Cliff
:wave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on July 30, 2010, 08:11:36 AM
White Fb\'s look clean & fresh.
Amazing how well they hide their rust.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 30, 2010, 08:59:46 AM
Don\'t know whether this is true or not but many years ago I was told that a white vehicle had at least 7 coats of paint whereas darker/primary/metallic colours only had 3 coats.  If this is true it could explain why they tend to be more forgiving and don\'t show rust until it tends to be too late - by which time it has become quite a serious issue.

This happened with me when I bought JAZ on eBay - looked fine on the screen, looked reasonable even close up but if you hit it quite hard it sounded like a packet of crisps so I thought oops, break out the MIG set.

Moral of the story - just because it\'s white and looks okay, doesn\'t mean it is. Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 30, 2010, 09:02:12 PM
Did anyone see if the dark green series 3 sold on ebay ?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 30, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706767
B446 TRH on ebay in Somerset...


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B466TRH.jpg)


long mot.


.


This one ...................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 30, 2010, 09:07:17 PM
It ended at £671.01 Reserve not Met
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 30, 2010, 09:08:48 PM
Thanks Tim

   Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 30, 2010, 09:15:08 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;707920
It ended at £671.01 Reserve not Met


£850 reserve wasn\'t it?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on July 30, 2010, 09:18:00 PM
I\'m not sure Ian-that sounds a fair reserve though am surprised it didn\'t sell
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 31, 2010, 02:48:39 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706539
Blue S2 on ebay in Cheltenham


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A209ACV.jpg)

long mot...


.


it made £640, reserve not met
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 31, 2010, 05:30:31 PM
Thats good I\'m glad people have stopped giving these cars away, I hope they stick to their guns and don\'t break them.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on July 31, 2010, 07:57:15 PM
It is good that owners perhaps are starting to realise that these are worth more but the market will only withstand what somebody is prepared to pay.

So to us (the genuine enthusiast) we would go higher for a good one whereas an outsider without previous knowledge and appreciation of the raw handling and power provided by the wankel engine still see these cars as problematic old technology, a 25 to 30 year old vehicle that in their mind is only worth a few hundred pounds

All in all this has to be to the benefit of us and we are basically in control of the RX7 future - lets keep \'em going and show onlookers how great they are!

Cliff

Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 31, 2010, 08:22:50 PM
The problem is that if they sell them cheap the breakers buy them and then we all know what happens ................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on July 31, 2010, 08:53:05 PM
I don\'t understand why the breakers want them when there\'s no market for the parts..
I just don\'t get it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on July 31, 2010, 09:20:35 PM
Ian, there lies the problem, if they can buy them cheap enough they think they can make a profit and the rest goes to scrape. Then when we do need spares there will not be any about, I supose then it will become economical to break them.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on August 01, 2010, 09:10:23 PM
.....and if they can buy them cheap enough they can be weighed in and sold for scrap metal.... then they have their profit.

:mad:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 01, 2010, 09:40:50 PM
Quote from: David Nock;706511
Hmmmm.....Here\'s Another with an incorrect Reg. This Green Car is from the Mazda Brochure of Feb 1985. I\'d dutifully logged it yonks ago as an S3 1st Gen, \'Probably Scrap\'.

It\'s no such thing, the Reg throws up a Red 1769cc Mazda on DVLA, not taxed since 2000.

Now it\'s Academic really, since all are probably long gone but we Virgo\'s do like things to be what they seem. I think Mazda publicity department hid the true Reg of the White Car and this Green car....but Why??? Com\'on you Closet Poirots.

Give us your guesses.
(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/mazda_1984_rx7_coupe.jpg)




They seem to be plates they just stuck on for the photos...
This one wasn\'t even put on straight.

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/al5kkx.jpg)

Similar number though.


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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on August 01, 2010, 10:04:12 PM
Perhaps they used plates from demonstration vehicles purely for the publicity?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 02, 2010, 10:51:15 AM
yes, maybe - something like that, they probably had lots of cars pre-registered at Tunbridge Wells, waiting to go out. When they wanted a shot of a car, any car, they just grabbed a couple of plates out of a bin and went-a-shooting?

But now we closet sleuths are finally exposing (get it you pre-digital guys?) their dirty little game!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 02, 2010, 11:04:43 AM
There are a few 1st gens with similar plates...
B962 SKR
B977 SKR
B981 SKR
B983 SKR...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on August 02, 2010, 11:27:28 AM
Are these still roadworthy too?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on August 02, 2010, 12:11:11 PM
I can\'t help but follow this thread. It is interesting and frustrating in equal measure.

12-18 months ago when I was seriously shopping for a Gen 1, it seems to me that some of the cars that have been featured here recently would have been much more expensive than now. Back then, my failed search suggests they would have sold too but several of your recent \'stars\' appear not to have reached their reserve. Having ever so nearly parted with all but 1500 for something that had spent 10 years in a grain store and still did not run properly (to be sorted out before sale - is it on here yet?) I\'m appalled to see so many nice cars devaluing their cousins by their failure to sell.  

It might be good news to current owners buying cars for spares but A7RXY is right; the cheaper they get or the lower their value is perceived to be, the less likely anyone (other than a specialist with plenty of very cheap storage) is to waste the effort dismantling them on the off-chance of finding a buyer for the bits - never mind saving whole cars. It will make crushing them a no-brainer for professionals or owners faced with restoration or repair bills and a mild dip in their enthusiasm.

Seems a pity for such an important car - the first real rotary success story (Numbers sold/competition history etc.) - to finish up condemned when other in-period choices are lauded (rightly or wrongly) as classic landmarks.  If people saw more of them maybe their qualities would be better recognised but with the exception of the MRC Brooklands event, I don\'t think I\'ve seen a Gen 1 at any car show I\'ve been to in the last couple of years.  Perhaps you should...in the nicest possible sense....get out more. :rollin
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 02, 2010, 12:46:06 PM
Jinx, I did go to Brooklands this year, but due to the car being off the road for some years and work commitments it is not that easy to attend these events, most of the gen 1 owners are up and down the country and at the end of the day there are not that many of us, plus a few of us are no longer spring chickens.
   But you are right we do need to get out and about a bit more, now where did I put my pipe and slippers .................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on August 02, 2010, 02:08:14 PM
Sorry A7RXY - It wasn\'t a criticism of a preference for seed catalogues and reruns of anything with that nice John Nettles in. :Giggle

Despite, in a fit of pique/moment of folly, buying an FD, I would be an FB owner if I had anywhere to keep it. Their appetite for rushing to rust, albeit shared with lots of contemporaries, is what prevents me from joining the ranks given my continuing lack of a garage. A life outside would be unfair to a good car and unreasonable to expect a less good one to survive for long. I\'d just like to see more of them.

I went to Brooklands and based on the numbers there this year, the FC should be the rarest of the 7\'s - though I have no idea if it is? In contrast, this summer I met an elderly gentleman doing his 200th rally event in a 356 Porsche he\'s had from new*. He had a pipe and slippers but left them at home...sometimes.  :Thumbsup!
Krgds
Andrew
(*I appreciate he can still buy parts for that at his local Porsche dealer so the analogy is not a perfect fit but.... :))
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Lisa on August 02, 2010, 02:13:56 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;708264
But you are right we do need to get out and about a bit more, now where did I put my pipe and slippers .................


How many of you 1st Gen owners are going to make an appearence at Rotorstock 7 on 21st August at Santa Pod.?

You could all come along and have a 1st gen get together:Party
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 02, 2010, 03:06:54 PM
Jinx, It was all taken light hearted, hence the pipe and slippers, my excuse is that I\'m involved  in non-league football and most of my time is spent doing that, I would love to attend more meets, but alas it is not possible, now back to this seasons fixtures ................
 
  So sorry Lisa I will not be able to attend, but Brooklands is booked in for next year.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Lisa on August 02, 2010, 03:19:10 PM
That\'s a shame, is there anyone else one this thread looking to attend Rotorstock?

It would be really good to have some 1st Gen\'s on show.  The only one I know for sure is Roger, he does not post on here but had the white FB at Brooklands.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on August 02, 2010, 05:25:28 PM
As much as I would luv to say yes - JAZ not ready for MOT yet but still working at it but see you soon.
Cliff
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on August 02, 2010, 05:31:11 PM
And if the FC is rare too - guess what, got one of them as well.  This is my next project waiting in the wings so to speak - this is stored outside but under total tarpaulin cover.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 02, 2010, 05:32:03 PM
Quote from: Lisa;708287
That\'s a shame, is there anyone else one this thread looking to attend Rotorstock?
 
It would be really good to have some 1st Gen\'s on show. The only one I know for sure is Roger, he does not post on here but had the white FB at Brooklands.

I\'m sure David will attend :Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on August 02, 2010, 06:04:46 PM
CHC - I\'ve reported you to the Gresham Street resident\'s committee! :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: mpk490p on August 02, 2010, 07:38:16 PM
Quote from: Lisa;708287
That\'s a shame, is there anyone else one this thread looking to attend Rotorstock?

It would be really good to have some 1st Gen\'s on show.  The only one I know for sure is Roger, he does not post on here but had the white FB at Brooklands.


i will be making the long trek there Lisa ;)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: L18M on August 02, 2010, 11:13:36 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;707412
Liam I went to RXMotors today to pick up a brake calliper and he has a series 3 up on his ramp at the moment that he "found" in his top shed (love that place) which I\'d guess he is prepping to sell. And it\'s white.

On my christmas list is a big shed that FB\'s magically morph from.

sorry for late reply!
I want one of those sheds also :p

since seeing the white (well more cream colour) one in somerset (which i saw again today), think it might be an elford as it had the deep front bumper, not pointly like typical fb. i SO WANT THAT ONE!
i dont know much about fb\'s but believe the elfords had:
pepper pot wheels
whale tail spoiler
deep front bumper.

not sure what else, turbo? but cant really look under hood if its driving along lol

The green one in somerset was £850 reserve. i\'m sure he would drop a few quids if you turned up with cash. even if it was less ebay fees.

Talking about scrap, if they buy for a couple hundred quid, i think they can still make some money on it.
Remember, older cars are made of metal not plastic so would fetch higher price.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 02, 2010, 11:34:13 PM
I\'ll be at RS7 with my FB I just need a convoy partner or two for security in numbers! Am travelling from north dorset if anyone is interested in sorting something out.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: L18M on August 02, 2010, 11:44:35 PM
if i get my fc on the road by then, then i will be up for it.
Security? in case you get car jacked? or break down? lol
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 03, 2010, 11:25:48 AM
Quote from: syebba;708306
I\'m sure David will attend :Giggle


No, I\'ll be on security duty....Otherwise when everyone gets back home all the FC\'s, FD\'s and 8\'s will have peeped into our 1st Gen Section and posted rude things about us.    :Nono!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 03, 2010, 11:44:55 AM
Quote from: L18M;708380

since seeing the white (well more cream colour) one in somerset (which i saw again today), think it might be an elford as it had the deep front bumper, not pointly like typical fb. i SO WANT THAT ONE!
i dont know much about fb\'s but believe the elfords had:
pepper pot wheels
whale tail spoiler
deep front bumper.

not sure what else, turbo? but cant really look under hood if its driving along lol



Don\'t shoot the messenger if it turns out to be no good, but this Gold Elford was for sale near Wembly a few times in 2009 and 2010. It has been standing for a few years. (Haven\'t all the FB\'s?). It never seemed to make its reserve.....which wasn\'t that much L18M.
The seller was called Ted and he sounded OK to me.
I still have his contact details if you\'re interested in a project. BUT WARNING, THIS COULD BE A MONEY PIT WAITING FOR SOME POOR SOUL TO FALL INTO??
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 03, 2010, 01:00:07 PM
Didn\'t it make over a grand once and then the sale fell through?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 03, 2010, 04:12:21 PM
Quote from: L18M;708380

since seeing the white (well more cream colour) one in somerset (which i saw again today), think it might be an elford as it had the deep front bumper, not pointly like typical fb. i SO WANT THAT ONE!
i dont know much about fb\'s but believe the elfords had:
pepper pot wheels
whale tail spoiler
deep front bumper.

not sure what else, turbo? but cant really look under hood if its driving along lol


here\'s the sp on elfords... very very rare cars now.

http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page1002.htm

I think this one is still for sale...

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=6972

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/elford1-1.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 03, 2010, 04:39:31 PM
Quote from: L18M;708387
if i get my fc on the road by then, then i will be up for it.
Security? in case you get car jacked? or break down? lol


:GiggleBreakdown mate definately:Giggle

David I\'d be interested in those contact details of the gold one if no-one else is going too chase it up.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 03, 2010, 05:36:08 PM
Quote from: Ian65;708450
Didn\'t it make over a grand once and then the sale fell through?


Yes it did, then it was relisted, sold for a few hundred less but that also fell through due to \'timewasters\'? I\'ve asked the Seller if he did sell in the end, (for my own interest), but no reply as yet.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 03, 2010, 05:42:06 PM
Quote from: David Nock;708518
Yes it did, then it was relisted, sold for a few hundred less but that also fell through due to \'timewasters\'? I\'ve asked the Seller if he did sell in the end, (for my own interest), but no reply as yet.


that was strong money for a non runner, elford or not.
I wonder what the bodyworks like? looks quite tidy but you never can tell from a photo, can you?
Be nice to tranfer all the stuff over onto NEV though Tim and then sell the donor car on...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 03, 2010, 05:43:20 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;708508
:GiggleBreakdown mate definately:Giggle

David I\'d be interested in those contact details of the gold one if no-one else is going too chase it up.


PM sent Tim.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 04, 2010, 05:10:37 AM
C970 DKP back on ebay yet again...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/C970DKP-2.jpg)

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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: L18M on August 04, 2010, 12:31:11 PM
Cheers david, i\'d be looking for something that can just be picked up and driven away. no more projects / mechanical work for me.

The more i think about it, the more i\'m convinced the white fb i saw is an elford.
Think i\'ll stalk the car next time i see it lol
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 04, 2010, 07:26:24 PM
Quote from: Ian65;708519
that was strong money for a non runner, elford or not.
I wonder what the bodyworks like? looks quite tidy but you never can tell from a photo, can you?
Be nice to tranfer all the stuff over onto NEV though Tim and then sell the donor car on...


Yeah thats what I had in mind Ian, especially those meshies! Like you said it depends what state it\'s in really as I \'d rather keep two roadworthy than break it for the sake of it but if it\'s like a teabag I\'d do just that. We gotta get the chap to answer his phone first!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 05, 2010, 05:11:37 PM
Quote from: Ian65;699479
Quote from: Ian65;690491
C181KHR on ebay in Wolverhampton...



(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o1.jpg)

Now on pistonheads


Back on Pistonheads. Same price £1195.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on August 05, 2010, 06:57:15 PM
Quote from: David Nock;708873
Quote from: Ian65;699479

Back on Pistonheads. Same price £1195.

I know I shouldnt but I do quite like that
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 05, 2010, 07:23:42 PM
Keith, I think someone has just hacked your account and made a weird and bizarre statement whilst pretending to be you.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on August 05, 2010, 09:42:04 PM
Vectra B bumper.
 
Reason enough why the owner should be shot. Yuk.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 08, 2010, 08:42:41 PM
Mine can be logged as MOT\'d and taxed again,little pic of a Rotard in the making helping me out!
[ATTACH]48504[/ATTACH]
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 08, 2010, 08:48:19 PM
Looking good!!
Did you take the side mouldings off Tim?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 08, 2010, 09:12:14 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;708890
Quote from: David Nock;708873

 
I know I shouldnt but I do quite like that


it\'s back on the bay £99 with no reserve!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 08, 2010, 09:58:15 PM
Quote from: Ian65;709462
Looking good!!
Did you take the side mouldings off Tim?


The previous owner took them off Ian, I considered replacing them but actually quite like how it looks without so left it as is.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 08, 2010, 10:05:24 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;709491
The previous owner took them off Ian, I considered replacing them but actually quite like how it looks without so left it as is.


so do I.... usually I prefer them on but your car looks very nice without them.... nice clean lines.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on August 08, 2010, 10:08:51 PM
Quote from: Ian65;709479
Quote from: myatt1972;708890

it\'s back on the bay £99 with no reserve!

Couldnt buy it if I wanted to, went to car show at stafford castle today and Tracy (her indoors) put a deposit on this....
 
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/odd%20stuff/casper.jpg?t=1281301582)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 08, 2010, 11:21:49 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;709494
Quote from: Ian65;709479

 
Couldnt buy it if I wanted to, went to car show at stafford castle today and Tracy (her indoors) put a deposit on this....
 
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/odd%20stuff/casper.jpg?t=1281301582)


are you going to drop out the engine and stick a 12A in there?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on August 08, 2010, 11:33:00 PM
Not until she blows it up! :2eek
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 08, 2010, 11:41:51 PM
Quote from: myatt1972;709503
Not until she blows it up! :2eek


September then!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 09, 2010, 11:59:49 AM
Originally Posted by David Nock  

I know I should\'nt but I do quite like that

it\'s back on the bay £99 with no reserve!......Ian


Hey, I never said that...It were Keith. Easy to see who the hacker is now.

ITS NOW GOT BLACK WHEELS AS WELL.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 09, 2010, 12:05:47 PM
Quote from: Ian65;706539
Blue S2 on ebay in Cheltenham


(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/A209ACV.jpg)

long mot...



Back on ebay due to \'timewasters\'
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: L18M on August 09, 2010, 12:40:47 PM
Quote from: David Nock;709548
Back on ebay due to \'timewasters\'


cant find it.
if the seller is a garage then they were asking £1250 last time it was on ebay.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 09, 2010, 12:42:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1983-MAZDA-RX7-2-BLUE-/110571143419?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19be8dc0fb
 
Try this link
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 09, 2010, 05:21:03 PM
That\'s the one, Seller is Kennetts in Cheltenham, 01242 530280.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 09, 2010, 09:20:37 PM
Quote from: David Nock;709548
Back on ebay due to \'timewasters\'


it made £640 reserve not met last time
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 10:27:52 AM
I have been asked to put this up and thought this was the best place,this is the email address of a guy of who has alot of parts for the 1st gen RX7
If anyone wants for example a "Moonroof" then he has a couple for sale for £300.00 each.
Lots of other parts available too and even a complete car.
russ7219@googlemail.com
He will be more than happy to deal with anyone who needs parts for these great cars!
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on August 10, 2010, 11:34:24 AM
cough cough, splutter, oops spilt me tea!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ossie747 on August 10, 2010, 01:59:06 PM
Quote from: David Nock;708439
Don\'t shoot the messenger if it turns out to be no good, but this Gold Elford was for sale near Wembly a few times in 2009 and 2010. It has been standing for a few years. (Haven\'t all the FB\'s?). It never seemed to make its reserve.....which wasn\'t that much L18M.
The seller was called Ted and he sounded OK to me.
I still have his contact details if you\'re interested in a project. BUT WARNING, THIS COULD BE A MONEY PIT WAITING FOR SOME POOR SOUL TO FALL INTO??[/quote
 
 
David, you know if anything came of the gold Elford?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 02:32:36 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;709756

If anyone wants for example a "Moonroof" then he has a couple for sale for £300.00 each.

He will be more than happy to deal with anyone


I bet he will! 300 quid?????????
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 02:46:26 PM
Quote from: Ian65;709808
I bet he will! 300 quid?????????


I sold my last one for £250.00 and then got one or two people saying that they would have paid more for one,so it is not in the realms of fantasy this price.
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 02:56:15 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;709811
I sold my last one for £250.00 and then got one or two people saying that they would have paid more for one,so it is not in the realms of fantasy this price.
Regards
Carl


Anyone who pays £300 for a moonroof is a mug.
You can import them from the US for less than £200 shipped.
I trust he\'s going to be more realistic with the rest of his parts if he wants to sell them.
The days of 1st gen parts fetching big money have long gone.

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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rossonza on August 10, 2010, 04:38:20 PM
£300? i could buy another fb for that! (maybe :P)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 04:56:56 PM
I don\'t know why you are knocking this guy,if you personally don\'t want to pay the price then don\'t contact him to buy one,I am sure others will be more than interested.
Each to his own.
I sold my roof recently for £250.00 so the day\'s for that price is here and now I am afraid,and I had people complaining that I had not told them that I had the roof.
If you get one from the states it would cost more than £200.00 including transport and duty and the like and ontop of that it might not arrive intact either.
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 04:57:26 PM
Quote from: rossonza;709834
£300? i could buy another fb for that! (maybe :P)


Yeah,but has it got a moonroof?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 05:19:32 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;709839
if you personally don\'t want to pay the price then don\'t contact him to buy one,
I sold my roof recently for £250.00 so the day\'s for that price is here and now I am afraid,and I had people complaining that I had not told them that I had the roof.


I definitely wont be contacting  him so that he  can  take the p**s out of me.

Ok, so you sold yours for £250.... that just means that you managed to drop on one person who doesn\'t know the true value of a roof panel, not that a piece of toughened smoked glass has suddenly doubled in price.

If people are gullible enough let greedy traders and vendors turn them over, that\'s their problem.
£300 for a roof panel, dream on.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 06:15:42 PM
Quote from: Ian65;709847
I definitely wont be contacting  him so that he  can  take the p**s out of me.

Ok, so you sold yours for £250.... that just means that you managed to drop on one person who doesn\'t know the true value of a roof panel, not that a piece of toughened smoked glass has suddenly doubled in price.

If people are gullible enough let greedy traders and vendors turn them over, that\'s their problem.
£300 for a roof panel, dream on.


Thanks for the "greedy trader" remark.
All I did was try to help a guy who could not get on here himself even though he signed up:(
Shame.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 10, 2010, 06:18:35 PM
Anyway\'s the chap might well be selling something that is just what someone else really wants and you Ian65 might have been selling it for double what he might offer it out at.
I only put one price up of one thing what he was offering for sale.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 07:57:42 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;709861
Anyway\'s the chap might well be selling something that is just what someone else really wants and you Ian65 might have been selling it for double what he might offer it out at.
I only put one price up of one thing what he was offering for sale.


I don\'t understand any of that. What are you getting at?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on August 10, 2010, 08:08:15 PM
Who fed him that they were worth £300? The FB fellowship should stand strong and not buy them to set the precedent.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 08:19:11 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;709877
Who fed him that they were worth £300? The FB fellowship should stand strong and not buy them to set the precedent.


Absolutlely spot on!
 I hope no one is daft enough to pay that much. It just inflates the prices for everyone else.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 10, 2010, 08:53:30 PM
Series 2 on Ebay in Middlesex...


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Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on August 11, 2010, 01:45:42 PM
David check out web site rally.i.e. classifies fb rally car. Have you got the reg also anyone a spare 30 grand ?
Title: Russell\'s here...
Post by: manrotor on August 11, 2010, 06:47:51 PM
Cor! You\'re a tough crowd, aren\'t you???
 
Hello all. My name is Russell!
 
I\'m a mug who has been daft enough to pay three hundred quid to get a moonroof! Yet, I was delighted to spend three hundred of my hard-earned pounds to give my car a new feel from a choice of sunroofs... I have never resented paying for that pleasure, and if asked, I certainly don\'t feel as though I have been conned!
 
I spent years trying to get a glass sunroof, so I think I\'ve got a rough idea of their cost, and scarcity.
 
Incidentally, it\'s not just toughened smoked glass at all. They are both hard-tempered PDG SOLARCOOL roof panels specific to a Mazda RX-7 1981-1985, with a gilded translucent mirror finish on the inside and black on the outside, and they make a great upgrade to the car, even if the sacrifice is a greenhouse effect in the summer, and a freeze in the winter. That said, I loved it! Especially at night funnily enough.
 
To import one from the USA will cost much more than three hundred quid. Come on, think about it... I did this myself in 1998 and received some nice brackets and 21,000 pieces of glass.
 
Incidently, I wouldn\'t be prepared to post the moonroof - I bought one via post and just couldn\'t glue it together well enough - it always leaked!
 
And Ian65, I was not trying to take the p*** out of anyone; I like your website by the way, and your cars too. Your efforts to save RX7s is highly commendable. I\'ve also got a black \'85 which I\'ve owned for 16 years and driven 261,000 miles, each one with love. Had several others as well. I\'ve given much of my life to RX7s and am merely selling some now
unwanted spares! Please don\'t be jealous of me. I would have ingratiated you, and offered much help to you! If you can\'t afford my prices, email me your sob story and I\'ll probably give them away; I\'m certainly not a greedy trader. Of course though, your opportunity to negotiate has gone!
 
So, as I won\'t be selling you anything, I certainly won\'t be taking the P*** out of you! I\'ve got nothing to lose, and what doesn\'t sell will have to go in a skip!
 
If anyone is interested please feel free to contact me. I\'m trying to be light hearted and I\'m perfectly reasonable, and have an abundance of rare spare parts - side skirts, TWR fibreglass rear spoiler, pristine black Elford body kit, 12A JANSPEED header, 13B FB JANSPEED header, new/old stock 12A backbox, lightly used TT s/s exhaust full system, NEW & re-con \'85
petrol tank, body panels, running 12a engines, \'79 instrument cluster, interior trim, air con\', and plenty more. This is a lifetimes worth of spares for sale, far too much to list, but a lot of real goodies; Elford courtesy light delay relay, 2 re-con TII logi-cons, carb 13B jet kit, used-but-useable tips & seals, Black US rear bumper (cracked paint (needs respraying to be
perfect), etc, etc. Too much to list.
 
If nobody is interested in the sunroofs, I\'ll put them on ebay in a few weeks. If they make a hundred quid, we\'ll all know they\'re monetary-value is a hundred quid.
 
I\'ve got to say, perhaps I\'m getting old, but in the early days of the owners club (pre-web) it was a whole lot more pleasant. I used to love the meets and car shows and summer barbqs at Jimmys. It all seems so hostile here.
 
My thanks to HaywardRotary though, because you were a thoroughly decent chap on the telephone, and thank you for the advert too. I\'m only sorry that you\'re now getting stick from your chums because of me! Oops!
 
So that\'s my rant over.
 
To be frank, I\'m not going to use this site any more, and that\'s a real shame. It looks good, has loads of info, and appears to be run very well, so think yourselves lucky it\'s here. By abusing other peoples offers (whether to your liking or not), all you\'ll do is scare off potential members, some of whom will have much more experience of these cars than many of you yourselves have, and sadly that is only to the detriment of the whole club and those who work to provide it for all, rather than just a couple of jealous grumpy MEMBERS. So, say what you want about me and my God-awful-prices; I won\'t see your comments again.
 
Anyone that contacts me via email will find that I\'m decent enough, merely trying to find a good home for some parts which I have saved for many years.
 
Good luck to all, and sadly for me, goodbye forever.
 
Russ7219@googlemail.com (Russ7219@googlemail.com)
xxx
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 11, 2010, 07:29:41 PM
Quote from: manrotor;710064
Cor! You\'re a tough crowd, aren\'t you???
 
Hello all. My name is Russell!
 
I\'m a mug who has been daft enough to pay three hundred quid to get a moonroof! Yet, I was delighted to spend three hundred of my hard-earned pounds to give my car a new feel from a choice of sunroofs... I have never resented paying for that pleasure, and if asked, I certainly don\'t feel as though I have been conned!
 
I spent years trying to get a glass sunroof, so I think I\'ve got a rough idea of their cost, and scarcity.
 
Incidentally, it\'s not just toughened smoked glass at all. They are both hard-tempered PDG SOLARCOOL roof panels specific to a Mazda RX-7 1981-1985, with a gilded translucent mirror finish on the inside and black on the outside, and they make a great upgrade to the car, even if the sacrifice is a greenhouse effect in the summer, and a freeze in the winter. That said, I loved it! Especially at night funnily enough.
 
To import one from the USA will cost much more than three hundred quid. Come on, think about it... I did this myself in 1998 and received some nice brackets and 21,000 pieces of glass.
 
Incidently, I wouldn\'t be prepared to post the moonroof - I bought one via post and just couldn\'t glue it together well enough - it always leaked!
 
And Ian65, I was not trying to take the p*** out of anyone; I like your website by the way, and your cars too. Your efforts to save RX7s is highly commendable. I\'ve also got a black \'85 which I\'ve owned for 16 years and driven 261,000 miles, each one with love. Had several others as well. I\'ve given much of my life to RX7s and am merely selling some now
unwanted spares! Please don\'t be jealous of me. I would have ingratiated you, and offered much help to you! If you can\'t afford my prices, email me your sob story and I\'ll probably give them away; I\'m certainly not a greedy trader. Of course though, your opportunity to negotiate has gone!
 
So, as I won\'t be selling you anything, I certainly won\'t be taking the P*** out of you! I\'ve got nothing to lose, and what doesn\'t sell will have to go in a skip!
 
If anyone is interested please feel free to contact me. I\'m trying to be light hearted and I\'m perfectly reasonable, and have an abundance of rare spare parts - side skirts, TWR fibreglass rear spoiler, pristine black Elford body kit, 12A JANSPEED header, 13B FB JANSPEED header, new/old stock 12A backbox, lightly used TT s/s exhaust full system, NEW & re-con \'85
petrol tank, body panels, running 12a engines, \'79 instrument cluster, interior trim, air con\', and plenty more. This is a lifetimes worth of spares for sale, far too much to list, but a lot of real goodies; Elford courtesy light delay relay, 2 re-con TII logi-cons, carb 13B jet kit, used-but-useable tips & seals, Black US rear bumper (cracked paint (needs respraying to be
perfect), etc, etc. Too much to list.
 
If nobody is interested in the sunroofs, I\'ll put them on ebay in a few weeks. If they make a hundred quid, we\'ll all know they\'re monetary-value is a hundred quid.
 
I\'ve got to say, perhaps I\'m getting old, but in the early days of the owners club (pre-web) it was a whole lot more pleasant. I used to love the meets and car shows and summer barbqs at Jimmys. It all seems so hostile here.
 
My thanks to HaywardRotary though, because you were a thoroughly decent chap on the telephone, and thank you for the advert too. I\'m only sorry that you\'re now getting stick from your chums because of me! Oops!
 
So that\'s my rant over.
 
To be frank, I\'m not going to use this site any more, and that\'s a real shame. It looks good, has loads of info, and appears to be run very well, so think yourselves lucky it\'s here. By abusing other peoples offers (whether to your liking or not), all you\'ll do is scare off potential members, some of whom will have much more experience of these cars than many of you yourselves have, and sadly that is only to the detriment of the whole club and those who work to provide it for all, rather than just a couple of jealous grumpy MEMBERS. So, say what you want about me and my God-awful-prices; I won\'t see your comments again.
 
Anyone that contacts me via email will find that I\'m decent enough, merely trying to find a good home for some parts which I have saved for many years.
 
Good luck to all, and sadly for me, goodbye forever.
 
Russ7219@googlemail.com (Russ7219@googlemail.com)
xxx


I too have imported a roof from the states in 2001, it was a lot less than £300and arrived in perfect condition so don\'t bother trying to justify your high prices to me.
If you paid £300 yourself, then you were turned over.

As for your comments relating to me, let have it straight...

1. I don\'t need your help, advice, parts, etc, etc

2. I\'m not short of a few quid because I know the value of things and don\'t get stung by the likes of you.

3. I have never intimated that I would want to buy anything from you or negotiate for anything that you may or may not own.

4. Jealous of you? get over yourself!
I\'d never heard of you until yesterday when I saw that you would be happy to fleece us.

5. You\'re bang on the money there, you won\'t ever be selling anything to me. So you\'re going to skip what you don\'t sell?
 I suggest you get a 20 yard roll on, roll off because if you\'ve got as much stuff as you claim, and your sunroof prices are anything to go by, you won\'t be selling much.

This is a real friendly forum with a nice vibe...visitors / guests are made to feel welcome and offered plenty of help and assistance.
 Unfortunately ( for you) that doesn\'t extend to people who appear to be trying to screw as much money as possible out of genuine enthusiasts.

But you won\'t be checking back in to see this reply will you??!!!

Thanks for the lecture that we never asked for!

Hopefully we can get back to the nice friendly vibe we had before you showed up.

Goodbye!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: jinx on August 11, 2010, 08:57:42 PM
**** me! And on a thread where you were worried about "FC, FD and 8 owners peeping in and posting rude things about YOU?" Don\'t worry - you lot can hold your own in the playpen, celebrating the day when everything you want is valueless...right up until you want to sell it.

Never mind, I\'ll leave you to your "nice friendly vibe" :rollin and you can be as rude as you like to me too as I probably won\'t be looking back in either. It will mean one less FD \'peeping in\' so that should work out quite well.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 11, 2010, 09:28:03 PM
Quote from: jinx;710109
**** me! And on a thread where you were worried about "FC, FD and 8 owners peeping in and posting rude things about YOU?" Don\'t worry - you lot can hold your own in the playpen, celebrating the day when everything you want is valueless...right up until you want to sell it.

Never mind, I\'ll leave you to your "nice friendly vibe" :rollin and you can be as rude as you like to me too as I probably won\'t be looking back in either. It will mean one less FD \'peeping in\' so that should work out quite well.


Why on earth would we want to be rude to you?  Stay here and join in the fun!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: clive on August 12, 2010, 11:37:28 AM
Shame that one of the nicest threads on MRC has degenerated and that we have now a reported post from it,

Rather than suggest who may or may not have been in the wrong, I would just like you all to draw your attention to this paragraph below for future reference please that constructed in April 2008 after arguing nearly killed MRC


2. Online Behaviour

The primary change will be one of attitude – with respect for other club users now becoming the number 1 criteria for being part of MRC. The forum is not to be a platform to disparage others, make accusations or insinuations relating to the character or conduct of others. MRC will be more ready to pro-actively manage the content of posts seen as defamatory or aimed at promoting senseless argument amongst individuals or groups. These rules apply to everyone.


Full details are here below if required,

http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=48649
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 12, 2010, 12:25:40 PM
Interestingly enough Russell has had quite a few enquiries now from people who are genuinely interested in buying some of his parts.
So don\'t let some peoples comments stop you from contacting him,he is a decent and friendly chap and from what he has told me if you are a real enthusiast for these cars he is willing to negotiate prices.
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: manrotor on August 12, 2010, 05:46:54 PM
Damn it!  I looked!  I tried not to! Honest to God, how I tried!!!
 
First of all, thanks for the support people; I won\'t embarrass you, because I\'m just that kind of guy.
 
I am realistic that I\'ve caused a stir with my response to comments directed at HaywardRotarys generous effort to advertise my glass sunroof panels.  That was unintentional.  I thought in my sincerity that people would think it was a bargain.  I would have been prepared to pay a lot more than three hundred, and I definitely am short of a few quid...
 
Several things have been sold (already I hear you cheer), subject to satisfactory collection & payment, I hasten to add.
 
Something to explain.  I\'m currently quite disabled with a shoulder injury and awaiting surgery, which makes getting to most of my stuff a pretty major ordeal.  I was initially just "testing the water", if you like, with the glass sunroofs.  Anyway, I\'m kind of committed now, and I did that to myself, so I only have myself to blame.  It\'s all got to go anyway, and what doesn\'t sell will be offered for free, and anything left over will go in a skip.  That\'s the way it has to be.
 
I\'ve also got a Black \'85 with tax & mot looking for a good home.  Open to any sensible offers.  Dent in n/s wing, lacquer lifting, rotten n/s sill, n/s/f wheel bearing beginning to go, although I\'ll probably do that.  Good mechanically... Only owned it a couple of years as a run-around.  Very Immaculate interior.  Drive away & expect no problems...  Upon observation, all the obvious restoration has been done, but under the carpets, you see that it will need attention again in the future.  That said, it will last a fair while as yet, left as it is!  In summary, it\'s a tad untidy, but mechanically very good.  A good waxing makes it look stunning from only 10feet away, so it\'s not that bad.
 
Regarding Ian65.  I truly don\'t understand your aggression, but peace and love man.
 
As for the emails, Jeremey/Matt or whatever:  Two email addresses does make you look like two people, so well done, but one IP address makes you look like one person.  Sort yourself out...  I\'m selling some old car parts, not murdering little old ladies.  Our country is at war, sign up if you want to fight.
 
Finally to Clive and all other members; I would like to apologise for encouraging an otherwise unnecesary conversation to escalate.  Sorry.
 
Anyway, I\'m sure that me and my sunroofs have caused enough of a stir.
 
I shouldn\'t have looked back, and won\'t be looking again! Until tomorrow...
Maybe... probably...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 12, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
Good Lord, I\'ve been walking in the Dales for a couple of days and it\'s all gone Titx\'s Up.

When I\'m unduly aggressive with some one my wife brings me down to earth by saying I\'ve been \'ungracious\'. She\'s quite right of course and it really hurt\'s me when she says it.

There\'s quite a bit of ungracious posting gone on here and I for one think that\'s sad.
Ian, Russells post above is as nice as it gets and I hope you can reciprocate as only a true rotary fan can....

Jinx, please don\'t drop us...your words and wit are something else and we need them.

Russell....the lads have actually got restless, like lions not been fed, simply because they\'ve had very few new FB discoveries over the last week or so. What\'s this Black \'85, Do we know about it, What\'s it\'s  Reg mate?....

Com\'on guys, we\'re all grown ups on here. I think we can shake hands on this and agree that, as usual there are 2 viewpoints here. Not worth getting all aggro\'ed up about.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 12, 2010, 06:38:56 PM
I think that it\'s time to draw a line under this sorry matter.
A regular visitors to the 1st gen section know, this isn\'t typical of the type of threads we usually have on here.
It  genuinely is a friendly place to be.
I don\'t intend to perpetuate a slanging match on the clubs open internet forum as that will benefit no one, especially the club and it\'s forum which is a great asset  for everyone to enjoy.
I do feel very strongly about the prices some vendors are charging for 2nd hand parts and I would be happy to give my reasons  via a PM or email, both of which are readily available, but as far as I am now concerned, we\'ve all had our say and that should be the end of it on the open forum.
Russell, as far as I am concerned the matter is done and dusted.
If you want to participate on the forum, which I\'m sure you would enjoy, I can assure you that my attitude towards you won\'t be any different than it is to anyone else.... we all get on great on here which is why we all stick around.
If you feel it isn\'t for you then hey, it\'s a free world.

Let\'s all start again shall we?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 12, 2010, 06:41:50 PM
Quote from: ossie747;709800
Quote from: David Nock;708439
Don\'t shoot the messenger if it turns out to be no good, but this Gold Elford was for sale near Wembly a few times in 2009 and 2010. It has been standing for a few years. (Haven\'t all the FB\'s?). It never seemed to make its reserve.....which wasn\'t that much L18M.
The seller was called Ted and he sounded OK to me.
I still have his contact details if you\'re interested in a project. BUT WARNING, THIS COULD BE A MONEY PIT WAITING FOR SOME POOR SOUL TO FALL INTO??[/quote
 
 
David, you know if anything came of the gold Elford?


I rang the seller Ted, and left an answerphone message,but he\'s not got back to me. I think the car\'s still there but I don\'t know if anyone else has had better luck than me.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 12, 2010, 06:53:38 PM
Ian,
What do you do for a living?
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 12, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
Quote from: gnj37;709997
David check out web site rally.i.e. classifies fb rally car. Have you got the reg also anyone a spare 30 grand ?

Hi there G. How\'s the car coming along? Any pics or progress updates?

Thanks, I\'ve seen the car now on the Rally site and no I didn\'t have it. It is really strange this, how few Series 1 cars there are and all the 3 Roadgoing ones seem to be in Ireland.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 12, 2010, 07:20:46 PM
It\'s up to the vendor what prices he sets.
It\'s up to the buyer what their prepared to pay.
simples..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: manrotor on August 12, 2010, 11:17:14 PM
Ian65:  My intention initially was to tactfully email you, but the email link on your website doesn\'t work, so I used this website!
 
David Nock:  Yeah, I\'ve seen you a few times.  We got talking, more than once, at Jimmys and Billing Aquadrome I think.  I had a black TII, or a Black \'85.  I remember you as being a nice chap, and I\'m certain that your wise-wife was with you?  A very pleasant lady as I recall.  Wanna buy a glass sunroof?
 
The one for sale is C822 CYP - lived it\'s life Romford way I believe.  I bought it following an ebay ad\' - did a deal to "end auction early".
 
Russ
 
Russ7219@googlemail.com (Russ7219@googlemail.com)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on August 13, 2010, 10:22:25 AM
Quote from: David Nock;710381
Hi there G. How\'s the car coming along? Any pics or progress updates?

Thanks, I\'ve seen the car now on the Rally site and no I didn\'t have it. It is really strange this, how few Series 1 cars there are and all the 3 Roadgoing ones seem to be in Ireland.

Fine work starting to cool down now so i will be able to spend some time at the car got a few bits i was missing for my ida from Mazdatrix what a nice bunch of people they are  a week for delivery.  Away to Ibiza on holidays now get hand dirty when i get back
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 13, 2010, 12:17:49 PM
Quote from: manrotor;710432

David Nock:  Yeah, I\'ve seen you a few times.  We got talking, more than once, at Jimmys and Billing Aquadrome I think.  I had a black TII, or a Black \'85.  I remember you as being a nice chap, and I\'m certain that your wise-wife was with you?  A very pleasant lady as I recall.  Wanna buy a glass sunroof?
 
The one for sale is C822 CYP - lived it\'s life Romford way I believe.  I bought it following an ebay ad\' - did a deal to "end auction early".
 
Russ
Russ7219@googlemail.com (Russ7219@googlemail.com)


Hi Russ...Might have been another nice chap with wise-wife you met, \'cos we\'ve never been that far from home. But yes, I do really want a glass sunroof.
When Carl at Hayward South had the £250 one I did try to do a back - door deal with Steve, up here at Hayward North in Doncaster. I think I offered £150 for it but before I could blink it had gone for the £250 price tag.

So that straddles the fence a bit I think. Carl had a price which was supported by a quick sale, I had my top price limit which didn\'t buy the roof. It\'s as Syebba (Stu) says above - simples. But I\'ll keep watching out for your next offering with interest.

C822, Yes, I had that logged from it\'s appearance on ebay that time.....good to know where it went to.

For good measure I\'ll include your email on a list of 1st Gen spares available to people who are seeking parts. I trust that\'s OK.

Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ossie747 on August 13, 2010, 04:57:26 PM
Quote from: David Nock;710375
Quote from: ossie747;709800

I rang the seller Ted, and left an answerphone message,but he\'s not got back to me. I think the car\'s still there but I don\'t know if anyone else has had better luck than me.

 
David would you mind e-mailing Teds details so that I may have a go.
 
Cheers,
 
Paul
 
E-mail osborneossie@sky.com (osborneossie@sky.com)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 13, 2010, 05:56:12 PM
Will do Paul.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on August 15, 2010, 10:36:55 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;708385
I\'ll be at RS7 with my FB I just need a convoy partner or two for security in numbers! Am travelling from north dorset if anyone is interested in sorting something out.


Hi Tim I will be heading up from Southampton area, which way are you planning to go.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 15, 2010, 10:54:14 PM
Quote from: daverey;710948
Hi Tim I will be heading up from Southampton area, which way are you planning to go.


Hello mate-I normally go up the A303, A34 route but don\'t mind diverting to meet up. Which way would you go from down there?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on August 16, 2010, 07:53:41 AM
I\'ll be heading up from Sussex...could meet somewhere on the way?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 16, 2010, 11:50:30 AM
Quote from: Marcrs;710976
I\'ll be heading up from Sussex...could meet somewhere on the way?


What route do you take buddy?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on August 16, 2010, 05:36:12 PM
er...don\'t know...just sort of head that way :)

A27, M23, M25, M1?

or A21, and then anti-clockwise round the 25 to the M1

Be leaving at 5ish I guess, want to be there early :D
Title: Gold S2 Cheshire
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 16, 2010, 05:39:08 PM
Just appeared on Pistonheads.

Top price but looks the business.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: HaywardRotary on August 16, 2010, 05:44:39 PM
Have sent you a PM David with some vehicles for your records.
Regards
Carl
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 16, 2010, 06:30:25 PM
Quote from: David Nock;711124
Just appeared on Pistonheads.

Top price but looks the business.

I dont think that is dear, if its as good as it looks I think its worth more, I bet you or I would not sell ours for that sort of money.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 07:52:11 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;711133
I dont think that is dear, if its as good as it looks I think its worth more, I bet you or I would not sell ours for that sort of money.

 
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1933016.htm
 
£2.5k for a minter,is worth every penny,a quality respray would cost that alone,then theres the welding,filling,mechanics etc.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 07:58:54 PM
(http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/customavatars/avatar16908_2.gif) (http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/member.php?u=16908)
 
Whose is this,i will give you lots of money,just give me your bank sort code & account nos,& i will overflow your account with £2500.
If i wait a few more years before i buy,your car will be older,so it will be worth less,am i right?:Giggle
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 16, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
Good try Delboy, But I would not sell for 3 times that .........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 08:42:25 PM
Oh,ok,i respect you for holding out for the right price.
 
What about my previous offer & my very last Rolo then?:Giggle
 
Seriously if youre an FB enthusiast & you have the funds,always get the best example you can afford,usually always costs less in the long run.
 
If your handy with welders & filler & mechanics/spraying etc & you enjoy it,thats a different matter.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 16, 2010, 08:57:20 PM
(http://i558.photobucket.com/albums/ss30/d_i_ball/P1000549.jpg)Thanks for the advice Stu, buy I prefer to buy them new and just keep them that way .................In saying this one was a few years old when I got it.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 16, 2010, 09:11:00 PM
Quote from: David Nock;708873
Quote from: Ian65;699479

Back on Pistonheads. Same price £1195.


The orange RX7 Looks like it sold on Ebay for £575
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 09:59:51 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/15/!Bz-!vvgBWk~$(KGrHqIOKioE)UVfuNQ1BMYU6QVt4w~~_12.JPG)
 
on ebay...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on August 16, 2010, 10:05:09 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;710954
Hello mate-I normally go up the A303, A34 route but don\'t mind diverting to meet up. Which way would you go from down there?


Hi Tim I would be travelling up the M3 to Winchester and then on to the A34 etc, so would be on same route. However I have found out today that the earliest I can get away will be about 8.30 so you may be well on your way by then.
 Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 10:08:45 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1982-MAZDA-RX7-VERY-LOW-MILEAGE-CUSTOM-ALLOY-RIMS-/260648842047?pt=Automobiles_UK
link £1500,havent seen that colour before,is it standard?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 16, 2010, 10:17:08 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mazda-rx7-12A-engine-gearbox-/260650301124?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM
 
12a engine & box,£250 london area,out of B reg s3.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Marcrs on August 17, 2010, 07:35:43 AM
Quote from: syebba;711214
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/mazda-rx7-12A-engine-gearbox-/260650301124?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM
 
12a engine & box,£250 london area,out of B reg s3.

 
 
cuh, and to think, I gave one away! :)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 17, 2010, 07:48:57 AM
Its not been sold yet.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 17, 2010, 12:20:11 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;711133
I dont think that is dear, if its as good as it looks I think its worth more, I bet you or I would not sell ours for that sort of money.

You\'re right of course Dibs, I just wanted to indicate that the price was more than we\'ve become accustomed to lately. It\'s not top price really, just top end of middle.
It did take my eye though and I would certainly be scooting over to Cheshire if I was in the market.  :3gears-rh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 17, 2010, 12:21:42 PM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;711125
Have sent you a PM David with some vehicles for your records.
Regards
Carl


Thanks Carl, Noted and Replying.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 17, 2010, 12:26:35 PM
Quote from: syebba;711213
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1982-MAZDA-RX7-VERY-LOW-MILEAGE-CUSTOM-ALLOY-RIMS-/260648842047?pt=Automobiles_UK
link £1500,havent seen that colour before,is it standard?


I think it\'s standard white Stu, Just the lighting in the 1st pic?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 17, 2010, 12:35:37 PM
Quote from: David Nock;711287
You\'re right of course Dibs, I just wanted to indicate that the price was more than we\'ve become accustomed to lately. It\'s not top price really, just top end of middle.
It did take my eye though and I would certainly be scooting over to Cheshire if I was in the market. :3gears-rh

Thats what I was thinking, sometimes I wish I had more space.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 17, 2010, 08:12:19 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;711299
Thats what I was thinking, sometimes I wish I had more space.

Well i\'m sure i could give u more space:Giggle
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 18, 2010, 05:10:24 PM
Quote from: daverey;711211
Hi Tim I would be travelling up the M3 to Winchester and then on to the A34 etc, so would be on same route. However I have found out today that the earliest I can get away will be about 8.30 so you may be well on your way by then.
 Dave.


Fair enough Dave-like you said I\'ll hopefully be fairly close to the pod by then. Just meet up there then!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 18, 2010, 05:11:57 PM
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On Pistonheads-£2500!

In Cheshire-so thats three gold series 2\'s in existence!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: rossonza on August 18, 2010, 06:21:06 PM
YAY for gold!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on August 18, 2010, 10:48:52 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;711584
Fair enough Dave-like you said I\'ll hopefully be fairly close to the pod by then. Just meet up there then!

Looking forward to being there will look out for you when I arrive.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 19, 2010, 09:41:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-SPORTS-CAR-CLASSIC-REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE-ROTARY-/290465620432?pt=Automobiles_UK

On ebay, but not looking in the best of health.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 19, 2010, 11:03:38 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;711796
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-SPORTS-CAR-CLASSIC-REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE-ROTARY-/290465620432?pt=Automobiles_UK
 
On ebay, but not looking in the best of health.

Looks like a scrapper,pretty rusty,looks like it\'s never been polished in it\'s life.
Did red S2,s have red interiors?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 20, 2010, 12:15:42 AM
http://www.rotarycommunity.com/fb.ashx?m=802
 
Gary from Rotechnics,just picked up 8 Fb\'s from 1 house,inc 1 Elford Turbo!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 20, 2010, 12:22:57 AM
I saw this too-hell of a find.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 20, 2010, 12:27:33 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;711841
I saw this too-hell of a find.

An interesting case for Inspector Nock:rolleyes:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 20, 2010, 11:34:12 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;711796
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-SPORTS-CAR-CLASSIC-REAR-WHEEL-DRIVE-ROTARY-/290465620432?pt=Automobiles_UK

On ebay, but not looking in the best of health.

Thanks Tim, Stu....Gone straight into \'Scrappers\' file I\'m afraid. At least Weatherleys (Sellers) have been straight about it...they did say it\'s rusty.   :2Confused
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 20, 2010, 11:36:07 AM
Quote from: syebba;711842
An interesting case for Inspector Nock:rolleyes:


I know, and I\'ve been on the case. Interrogation methods not producing the desired results though.  :spank
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 20, 2010, 11:38:29 AM
Would like to see some pics of the Elford ...............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 20, 2010, 01:56:01 PM
A797 BFS for sale in Lothian on pistonheads, had some work done on it including an Elford turbo fitted.
 
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1982613.htm
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 20, 2010, 02:19:27 PM
Good find Dibs, there\'s alot of S2\'s surfacing at the moment.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 20, 2010, 02:42:39 PM
Yes the funny thing is I was once told that the last year of the series 3 (85) that there were only some 120 odd sold, I don\'t know how true that is, but it would appear that a good few of those are still about.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: ossie747 on August 20, 2010, 04:13:48 PM
Found this on autotrader not sure if anyone has already posted it. No pics unfortunately. http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201029363843971/sort/priceasc/usedcars/model/rx7/make/mazda/page/1/postcode/me88nt/radius/1500?logcode=p
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 20, 2010, 05:09:27 PM
Quote from: ossie747;711949
Found this on autotrader not sure if anyone has already posted it. No pics unfortunately.


Yes, thanks Paul. Already noted as best as I can but no Reg or Pics.
R.C. Woods (Dealers) is in Hounslow.   :wave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 20, 2010, 05:22:13 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;711938
Yes the funny thing is I was once told that the last year of the series 3 (85) that there were only some 120 odd sold, I don\'t know how true that is, but it would appear that a good few of those are still about.

Latest Totals for 1st Gens if anyone is interested:

.........................ROAD/TRACK.........SORN/PROJECT........UNKNOWN

Series 3.......................47........................83.........................19

Series 2........................22........................38..........................6

Series 1.........................4.........................13..........................3


Where \'Unknown\' means reasonably certain there\'s a car somewhere but No Reg, so cannot assess road going or not.

And totals include Eire, where 3 of the 4 road/track S1\'s live.

Anyone want a Rough Location guide to all the above (nothing confidential as usual) - please let me know with an e mail address. (Excel file which doesn\'t post up here ).
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 20, 2010, 05:47:49 PM
Inspector Nock,
Is your list increasing or decreasing with time?
Seem to be finding a lot of new ones.
ta stu.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 20, 2010, 06:25:20 PM
Increasing this year Stu, List was 187 total in January, Now 235 total.

It seems very variable though, some months ziltch, then there\'s a glut all at once.

It will be fascinating to see if there\'s a peak, after which it goes down and down as cars are scrapped. Interestingly, the road/track cars are not going up very much, most of the increase since Jan has been SORN cars. (In fact there are 2 less road going S3\'s than there were in January, even after adjusting for summer-running only cars. S2\'s on the other hand have been turning up quite a lot in road going form).

All very complicated, I\'m looking for patterns but don\'t really see \'em.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 21, 2010, 08:26:16 PM
Numbers should peak once youve got most of em,say another 2 years,then there should be a decline due to scrappers,well thats the/my theory anyway.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: manrotor on August 22, 2010, 08:04:00 PM
Quote from: David Nock;710501
Hi Russ...Might have been another nice chap with wise-wife you met, \'cos we\'ve never been that far from home. But yes, I do really want a glass sunroof.
When Carl at Hayward South had the £250 one I did try to do a back - door deal with Steve, up here at Hayward North in Doncaster. I think I offered £150 for it but before I could blink it had gone for the £250 price tag.
 
So that straddles the fence a bit I think. Carl had a price which was supported by a quick sale, I had my top price limit which didn\'t buy the roof. It\'s as Syebba (Stu) says above - simples. But I\'ll keep watching out for your next offering with interest.
 
C822, Yes, I had that logged from it\'s appearance on ebay that time.....good to know where it went to.
 
For good measure I\'ll include your email on a list of 1st Gen spares available to people who are seeking parts. I trust that\'s OK.
 
Dave

 
Thanks Dave, I\'d be grateful to you for including me as a potential supplier...
 
I only just saw your post, so sorry for the slack response!
 
I\'ll be selling the car very soon now, so I\'m sure you\'ll see it appear on ebay.  If it doesn\'t sell, I\'ll have even more spares to sell!!!
 
I\'ve actually sold a reasonable amount already, but the now infamous moonroofs are still available...
Title: AlJ 535 Y?
Post by: johnnyboy on August 24, 2010, 09:53:32 AM
Have you got ALJ 535 Y in your list? Blue 1982 Elford Turbo?
 
I own it - in Tardebigge, between Bromsgrove and Redditch.
 
Its been off the road on a SORN for a couple of years, and I am now having a go at getting it through an MOT...
 
John :guinness
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 24, 2010, 10:15:57 AM
John, Good luck with your MOT and wellcome, nice to see another Elford being put back on the road, some pics please.
   I\'m sure Dave will be along soon, he is our keeper of records.
 
    Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on August 24, 2010, 11:01:49 AM
Quote from: johnnyboy;712683
Have you got ALJ 535 Y in your list? Blue 1982 Elford Turbo?
 
I own it - in Tardebigge, between Bromsgrove and Redditch.
 
Its been off the road on a SORN for a couple of years, and I am now having a go at getting it through an MOT...
 
John :guinness

Welcome John,
Hope the mot goes well, I know Tardebigge quite well as I work for Anglo Welsh narrowboat holidays and we have a base there.
I suspect Ian65 will be in touch with you soon as he is doing an elford conversion, I also have an elford set up but its on the garage floor.
Keep us posted, would love to see some pics.
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 24, 2010, 11:42:10 AM
Quote from: johnnyboy;712683
Have you got ALJ 535 Y in your list? Blue 1982 Elford Turbo?
 
I own it - in Tardebigge, between Bromsgrove and Redditch.
 
Its been off the road on a SORN for a couple of years, and I am now having a go at getting it through an MOT...
 
John :guinness

Hi John and welcome.

I hadn\'t got ALJ so thanks very much. You\'ve done all my work for me with your post, all except type it into the Spreadsheet, so life is deffo getting easier.

I\'m a bog standard street running man, so limited knowledge of Elfords....As said Ian is heavily into them at the moment.

Lots of help, requests for help, fun and interest on here. It\'s a nice forum.  :WaveBye

Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 24, 2010, 11:43:16 AM
Hi John,

Like said before welcome too the forum and keep us posted! Pictures would be great.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on August 24, 2010, 05:03:56 PM
Welcome John.
If you need any hinderance with your FB,ask me!:Thumbs-up
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 25, 2010, 03:41:28 PM
Quote from: Ian65;690491
C181KHR on ebay - was in Wolverhampton...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/o1.jpg)

.

Now on ebay again but in Sheffield. Been bought and put up for sale once more.   Getting closer.......
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Steve-A on August 25, 2010, 04:56:42 PM
Jonnyboy: RossOnza, a member here, is working to put an FB back on the road also. He is from just up the road from you in Bromsgrove. Might be a good opportunity to share notes!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on August 27, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Quote from: David Nock;713057
Now on ebay again but in Sheffield. Been bought and put up for sale once more.   Getting closer.......

Bidding stopped early on this one, wonder what happened there.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 28, 2010, 11:26:49 AM
Hmmm...... yes I wonder??

On another bodyshop note, I\'ll mention that Rxmotors (Tim)....(rxmotorsuk on ebay community) are selling a 1st Gen TWR (copy) Rear Spoiler and a pair of Elford Side Skirts...both on the bay.
Title: Series 2 Breaking Banbury - Maroon was Gold.
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 30, 2010, 12:21:44 PM
Andy has told me he is going to break his S2...

Car has not been on the road since \'97 and it seems the previous owner was going to do an Elford conversion. This engine turns over but Andy has not heard it run.

It also seems there is a spare Elford (parts not engine??)some Sonic wheels and another spare engine/gearbox?

Lorra lorra filler though (bog for our NZ members)

Contact Andy on 07966773304. Also have his e mail if required.

Thanks mate.....Dave
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 30, 2010, 04:40:41 PM
FMOC there for grabs if it doesn\'t leak, I wonder if Ian is still after one. I\'m no expert but I don\'t think the engine will run with the HT leads wrapped around the dizzy like that!:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on August 31, 2010, 06:45:24 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;713900
FMOC there for grabs if it doesn\'t leak, I wonder if Ian is still after one. I\'m no expert but I don\'t think the engine will run with the HT leads wrapped around the dizzy like that!:Giggle

Mimicky type voice now...."I\'m no expert" ......You bareface liar Tim....How then did you diagnose a faulty leading coil on Ian\'s machine within a few microseconds?....Beat me to the punch there all right....:cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 31, 2010, 07:02:51 PM
Quote from: David Nock;714129
Mimicky type voice now...."I\'m no expert" ......You bareface liar Tim....How then did you diagnose a faulty leading coil on Ian\'s machine within a few microseconds?....Beat me to the punch there all right....:cheers


I think thats what is known in the business as a "jammy guess" Dave.:D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on August 31, 2010, 09:18:12 PM
http://carandclassic.co.uk/car/C178984/

http://www.mobiya.co.uk/view/jwpjdaga

.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 01, 2010, 12:24:34 PM
Thanks Ian, the top one is Stu\'s in Staffordshire. Nice looking car that one.

The bottom one is in Fife, don\'t think the Ad tells you that. Also the 25 years old rule (then it\'s free Tax) doesn\'t apply any more but I think we all know that on here?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on September 01, 2010, 12:46:58 PM
Your right David it ended in 1998, but then not all of us are up todate with the latest info. ............:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: L18M on September 01, 2010, 01:44:48 PM
i know this does not go here but i know some of you are in the south west area.
fancy coming along to this?
http://www.mazdarotaryclub.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65988
Title: On Me \'Ols ....Again.
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 03, 2010, 12:02:29 PM
Away for the next couple of weeks from tomorrow guys......no computer.....:2eek......:2eek......:2eek

Please, please keep a note on here of what\'s coming and going on the sales pitches...

Ta  Dave.    :cool
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on September 03, 2010, 01:36:14 PM
Enjoy yourself where are you going ? I\'m off to Greece next week ...............
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 03, 2010, 06:37:29 PM
North Cyprus Dibs, about the 10th visit there, we love it.

Bye Now...........signing off...........
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on September 04, 2010, 09:19:51 PM
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2036928.htm

In Warwickshire-no reg though.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on September 04, 2010, 09:35:59 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;714859
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2036928.htm

In Warwickshire-no reg though.


B981 SKR..................
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on September 05, 2010, 10:29:29 AM
Shame about the paint match on the front wings.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on September 05, 2010, 01:58:17 PM
Are prices that strong ?

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: RamoNZ on September 06, 2010, 11:07:41 PM
Thought you guys might want to know of the fate of one FB that left the UK to start a new life in NZ.
 
It was in pretty good condition to begin with, but NZ compliance panicked at the sight of underseal peeling from the salted roads and apparently there was a dodgy repair done previously on the inner rear arches that I didnt see. So, NZ$3000 later and a full professional underseal/repair job it is good as new. Add to that a new windscreen NZ$500 (The \'Autoglass\' equivalent have these in stock) and a new set of front discs and pads NZ$250 in VAT/Labour (Bargain!) plus all the normal costs etc.. and he is now living in Auckland with a friend!
 
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab304/ramon959/IMG_0554.jpg)
 
(http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab304/ramon959/IMG_0539.jpg)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: shaunwil on September 07, 2010, 05:01:02 PM
Lovely :D

Shaun
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on September 07, 2010, 10:40:48 PM
Wish my garage looked like that!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 09, 2010, 01:11:17 PM
What - the size of the garage or the contents?  Me - I\'d like both.
:mmmm
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: daverey on September 13, 2010, 10:04:43 PM
Quote from: David Nock;714630
Away for the next couple of weeks from tomorrow guys......no computer.....:2eek......:2eek......:2eek

Please, please keep a note on here of what\'s coming and going on the sales pitches...

Ta  Dave.    :cool


Couple of cars that you may be interested in Dave.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-/320589968963?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4aa4a6b643
In Cornwall

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mazda-RX7-series-1-spares-brave-repairs-/130431191379?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e5e4e0953
In Leicestershire

Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 19, 2010, 12:52:10 PM
Quote from: RamoNZ;715135
Thought you guys might want to know of the fate of one FB that left the UK to start a new life in NZ.
 
It was in pretty good condition to begin with, but NZ compliance panicked at the sight of underseal peeling from the salted roads and apparently there was a dodgy repair done previously on the inner rear arches that I didnt see. So, NZ$3000 later and a full professional underseal/repair job it is good as new. Add to that a new windscreen NZ$500 (The \'Autoglass\' equivalent have these in stock) and a new set of front discs and pads NZ$250 in VAT/Labour (Bargain!) plus all the normal costs etc.. and he is now living in Auckland with a friend!
 
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Thanks Ramo, Good to see he got there OK. Was a 1 owner here as you know so should be good for years and years now.
Dave.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 19, 2010, 12:53:57 PM
Quote from: daverey;716198
Couple of cars that you may be interested in Dave.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MAZDA-RX7-/320589968963?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item4aa4a6b643
In Cornwall

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mazda-RX7-series-1-spares-brave-repairs-/130431191379?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item1e5e4e0953
In Leicestershire

Dave.


Thanks Dave, the top one was for sale in Tintagel last year....The bottom one I\'m gonna have to do some legwork for the Reg.
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Post by: Ian65 on September 20, 2010, 08:37:34 PM
A647 HMY  on ebay
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Post by: rei99 on September 21, 2010, 08:31:28 AM
Sunday I was in France, I\'ve found an Elford Turbo there RHD with french plates.
Photo:
http://picasaweb.google.com/davide.bologna/ElfordTurbo?feat=flashslideshow#5518922338086924466
I tryed to take back home, but brakes were broken and engine had some problem, idle neex fix and often engine doesn\'t spin up. I\'m searching for a trailer...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 21, 2010, 11:22:07 AM
Quote from: Ian65;708504
here\'s the sp on elfords... very very rare cars now.

http://www.tech-leisure.com/index_files/Page1002.htm

I think this one is still for sale...

http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/forum/topic.asp?topic_id=6972

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/elford1-1.jpg)

Good Find.....Is it this car Davide?  RHD as well I think.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 21, 2010, 11:29:15 AM
Quote from: Ian65;717228
A647 HMY  on ebay

Thanks Ian....2.9 V6 Ford Engine in it.

I\'ve put it in the Register as unlicenced but probably a future runner as some young buck in the valleys will likely fancy it as a talking car....\'Hello Michael.....Buy Me\'.
Lot of work required though.

Dave
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Post by: rei99 on September 21, 2010, 03:57:24 PM
Hi David, the car is this. But the TLC that she need, them are much more :( I must ask in the other post what problem maybe she had...
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 21, 2010, 05:03:04 PM
There is an email address in the previous link. Yvette. Is that who you talked to already?

I wonder what it\'s English Registration was? Are there any papers to say??

David.
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Post by: rei99 on September 21, 2010, 05:26:50 PM
She\'s the Mrs. who sell the car in France. If I could came back to take it, I will ask to her if there\'s some UK paper ok? But it\'s hard, car had rust, the front spoiler Elford broken and fixed not too well, and the car had the other problems...
I\'m searching for and Elford Turbo kit and put them on a LHD car. It\'s very good kit, car is fast and more linear than my Black with 13B/Holly.
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Post by: A7RXY on September 23, 2010, 01:21:47 PM
David have you seen this one on Pistonheads.
 
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2090960.htm
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Post by: Ian65 on September 23, 2010, 04:53:48 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;717688
David have you seen this one on Pistonheads.
 
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2090960.htm


There\'s a feature on this car on page 175 of the ebook.... looked very nice in the mag in 1998.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 23, 2010, 07:37:58 PM
Quote from: A7RXY;717688
David have you seen this one on Pistonheads.
 
http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/2090960.htm


Good thanks Dibs/Ian

It was a known car but in an unknown location - now it\'s entered as Hertfordshire.

Dave
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Post by: Ian65 on September 24, 2010, 05:03:04 PM
C147 TMX on ebay
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 24, 2010, 05:15:27 PM
Quote from: Ian65;717965
C147 TMX on ebay


Good to see some great examples surfacing....
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Post by: myatt1972 on September 24, 2010, 07:09:50 PM
Quote from: Ian65;717965
C147 TMX on ebay

Nice looking car that and my colour to!
If she hadnt got that bloody mini we could of had his & hers.
 
Keith...
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Post by: syebba on September 24, 2010, 07:42:23 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!B3VsyM!CWk~$(KGrHqYOKj!EyOtbps9CBMl3s+ont!~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay,listed as a beast & a classic with 2.9v6 ford engine.:2Rolleyes
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 25, 2010, 01:24:38 PM
Quote from: Ian65;717965
C147 TMX on ebay


That\'s a nice looking car...new to me...thanks.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 25, 2010, 01:27:06 PM
Quote from: syebba;718018
(http://i.ebayimg.com/22/!B3VsyM!CWk~$(KGrHqYOKj!EyOtbps9CBMl3s+ont!~~_35.JPG)
 
on ebay,listed as a beast & a classic with 2.9v6 ford engine.:2Rolleyes


In the Welsh Valleys boyo.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 25, 2010, 11:51:40 PM
Tis a shame about the conversation \'cause it really does look to be in reasonable condition. Only for the fact that I already have my next project, I\'d be seriously considering buying it and putting a 12a back in.
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Post by: Ian65 on September 26, 2010, 08:17:59 AM
Quote from: CHC;718206
I\'d be seriously considering buying it and putting a 12a back in.


it\'d be the only thing to do with it really... to me, the heart and soul of the
RX7 is the engine, take that out and you\'ve got.......well, I dunno what you\'ve got really. If you want a Cologne V6 in a car, buy a Sierra or a Capri.
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Post by: syebba on September 26, 2010, 09:09:19 AM
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/2040/2040406-1.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=2040406&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7&imgsrv=1¤t=2)
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 26, 2010, 11:43:53 AM
Quote from: syebba;718230
(http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/2040/2040406-1.jpg) (http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/largepic.asp?i=2040406&noPics=3&make=MAZDA&model=RX7&imgsrv=1¤t=2)


Another Stu, Stu. Staffordshire car

Ian\'s met him and thinks he\'s an A1 guy

Dave
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 26, 2010, 08:25:10 PM
Full agreement with you there Ian the two were made for each other.  It wouldn\'t look as good as your\'s though even when finished - and I agree with David too, it still looked the Dogs Dangly bits when hitching a lift.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 26, 2010, 08:29:34 PM
Dave, my interior came out of Stus\' RX7 that he\'s selling - gives you an idea as to the finish in his rex, definitely a top guy - I\'m still in touch with him.  Incidentally I believe he still has some RX7 spares left.
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Post by: rx-turbo on September 26, 2010, 09:40:28 PM
Hi All,
I thought you might like to know about my 1st gens, some of you might remember them from the summer meets at Jimmy\'s they all made the trip there at one time or other from North Cornwall,
 
EMY317V, a s1 that is metallic blue, shes not on the road or sorn as she was last used before the dreaded sorn came into effect but is safely tucked up in a barn ready for my lottery win, she ran perfectly when put away but needed some tidying.
 
RDD474, a s2 in metallic burgandy, with an air brushed panther on the bonnet and a Richard Grant body kit on it, currently sorned, last on the road in 2006 when I took the reg off and the original FTT785Y went back on. Shes in excellent condition with around 60k on the clock and should be no problem returning to service.
 
B247XDV, a s3 Elford Turbo in black, sorned again but tucked up nicely in great condition waiting for the kids to no longer be a drain on my time and finances. think shes got around 80k on the clock, the front bumper/skirt came of a metallic green Elford that Jimmys wife Lynn drove till he broke it for parts, my Elford had a TWR front when I bought it after the original was damaged.
 
FEL700V, was an s1 I had for parts but now just about disintergrated to nothing!
 
Not an s1 but also have a 90 convertable that came from Jimmy, reg\'d RXI6223 at the time but sadly sorned too, needs a new hood and a wheel refurb but ready to go then.
 
Unfortunatly can\'t post pics or a link at the moment. it\'s great to see there are still some s1\'s about, I\'ve not seen one on the road in cornwall in at least 5 years....obviously I don\'t get enough anymore!
 
Rob
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Post by: Ian65 on September 26, 2010, 09:50:39 PM
Welcome to the forum Rob.... sounds like a great collection of cars you have there!
Try to put some pictures up sometime, I\'d love to see them.

Ian

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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 26, 2010, 10:14:42 PM
Hi Rob, thats quite a collection! As Ian said and I\'m sure will be echoed by everyone GET SOME PICTURES UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and welcome:WaveBye
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Post by: rx-turbo on September 26, 2010, 10:44:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome, I cant post pics here but I\'ve send a pic of one of the cars to Ians website if you\'d like to post it for me.
Rob
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 26, 2010, 10:52:22 PM
Quote from: rx-turbo;718343
Thanks for the welcome, I cant post pics here but I\'ve send a pic of one of the cars to Ians website if you\'d like to post it for me.
Rob


Awesome-do you have any plans for the 2nd gen?
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Post by: rx-turbo on September 26, 2010, 11:13:13 PM
I went on a bit of a buying spree on e bay and bought all sorts of stuff for the vert, I got inlet manifold with nos ports a knightsports fuel computer and a box full of other goodies that I cant remember what now, but again another project for the future
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Post by: syebba on September 27, 2010, 04:13:55 AM
Ah,the fb with the panther on it,hmm,i\'ll never forget that.
Welcome like to see the S1 sa22.
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Post by: Ian65 on September 27, 2010, 06:47:57 AM
Rob asked me to post this up for him...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/robscar.jpg)

..... what a mean looking machine.
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Post by: syebba on September 27, 2010, 07:03:35 AM
Blimey another fb with a cat on it!
I thought it was the fb with the tiger airbrushed all over it,i posted up around june 2010.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 27, 2010, 10:12:53 AM
Blimy Rob, what a collection...wow, quite unexpected for a Monday morning thanks very much.

I\'m off to the dentist now, broke my teeth on that lot you\'ve got....

See you\'se all later.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 27, 2010, 08:27:00 PM
Hi Rob & welcome.
Great collection of fillies there - just got to get launching those photographs as you\'ve got us drooling for more now.
What a shame to be off the road, can\'t you try for just one next year?
Cliff
:cheers
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Post by: Ian65 on September 27, 2010, 09:52:06 PM
sold for 500 quid

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/kkkkkk.jpg)

Strong money for a 1st gen, off road for 10 years, missing its engine and needing work.
A project for someone.... wonder if a rotary will go back in it?

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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 01:44:18 PM
Ye have been watching it - something not quite right about it though.
Owner said 80/81 but spoiler only came along with the series 2 and also \'A\' plated (1984 me thinks)?
If the body condition is as good as implied I would have gone to those figures for sure (my wife keeps muttering something about having a good but don\'t know what she\'s on about).
Surely a rotary has to go back into it!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 06:30:57 PM
Think it\'s come in from somewhere else quite early in it\'s life. DVLA says 1984 car but 1st Reg in early 1985. The \'A\' fits with 1984. Also it had S3 wheels on ebay? Again ties it to 1984/85.

Somehow it\'s got something this car.....interesting lot for a 1st time buyer?
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Post by: Ian65 on September 28, 2010, 10:36:08 PM
on ebay...

(http://i589.photobucket.com/albums/ss333/gsxrmovistar1/B4GWbSwCGkKGrHqFjMEybct6D21BMokz9vULg_12.jpg)

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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 10:38:29 PM
What about the latest edition to eBay - £1900, one lady owner with 54K and mainly kept in garage!  Despite the bruising on the front nearside and alittle on trhe rear, it\'s a very nice looking motor.  Trouble is - will if fetch it\'s asking price?

:mmmm
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 10:43:08 PM
Very nice Ian and a querky reg too!
1977 - must be one of the 1st cars then?
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Post by: Ian65 on September 28, 2010, 10:44:59 PM
Quote from: CHC;718660
What about the latest edition to eBay - £1900, one lady owner with 54K and mainly kept in garage!  Despite the bruising on the front nearside and alittle on trhe rear, it\'s a very nice looking motor.  Trouble is - will if fetch it\'s asking price?
 
:mmmm


it looks very nice doesn\'t it?
Given the prices some ropey looking examples have fetched recently, I\'d say its well worth the money.
Mind you, anything can look good in a photo, be interesting to get the views of someone who\'s actually seen it.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 11:13:12 PM
Sure does Ian but I think the Irish one has the edge, could just be the colour or possibly the fact it\'s an SA perhaps - silly bids are going in already!
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 28, 2010, 11:16:39 PM
Quote from: David Nock;718606
Think it\'s come in from somewhere else quite early in it\'s life. DVLA says 1984 car but 1st Reg in early 1985. The \'A\' fits with 1984. Also it had S3 wheels on ebay? Again ties it to 1984/85.
 
Somehow it\'s got something this car.....interesting lot for a 1st time buyer?

 
Looking at the Irish rex the front bumpers look quite similar....hmmmm, may be it came over from Ireland or perhaps even the other way around?
:confused:
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 28, 2010, 11:26:33 PM
That Irish one doesn\'t look like an SA I think the chap has his dates wrong. Personally I reckon she might even be an S3 as I\'d be surprised if you could get alloys like that in 4x110. Plus I think I\'m right in saying SA\'s didn\'t start production until \'79/
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Post by: rx-turbo on September 28, 2010, 11:54:49 PM
Thats a TWR front bumper, and looks like its got a factory mirror on passenger door so prob a S3, looks like a big sun roof too
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Post by: Ian65 on September 29, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
Quote from: CHC;718661
Very nice Ian and a querky reg too!
1977 - must be one of the 1st cars then?


yes, that\'s a nice reg no for a RX. As Tim Says, the date\'s miles out. They didn\'t start selling these cars until 1978 in the US and 1979 over here.

Looks like an s2 or s3 to me.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 29, 2010, 12:57:54 PM
Yeh, I\'ve had this car listed for a year or two. It\'s been up for sale previously on Donedeal (Ireland Site).
I\'ve got a note against it previously as a 1983 S2 but I don\'t know now where that info\'s from.....Oh Dear......Slipping
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 29, 2010, 01:00:51 PM
Quote from: CHC;718660
What about the latest edition to eBay - £1900, one lady owner with 54K and mainly kept in garage!  Despite the bruising on the front nearside and alittle on trhe rear, it\'s a very nice looking motor.  Trouble is - will if fetch it\'s asking price?
 
:mmmm


The Blue one in Kent Cliff?   Nice looking car that one.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on September 29, 2010, 02:21:20 PM
Quote from: Ian65;718692
yes, that\'s a nice reg no for a RX. As Tim Says, the date\'s miles out. They didn\'t start selling these cars until 1978 in the US and 1979 over here.
 
Looks like an s2 or s3 to me.

I thought the age was strange as body panels give impression of later model but still - looks nice.
Title: Nice S2 in Tyne and Wear....Kitted.
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on September 30, 2010, 11:23:55 AM
Just come up on Pistonheads. £1750

Reg possibly on retention?
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 30, 2010, 09:30:01 PM
Looks tidy.....not keen on the rear wing though.
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Post by: myatt1972 on September 30, 2010, 09:43:56 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;718974
Looks tidy.....not keen on the rear wing though.

Thats a TWR rear spoiler...................................Like mine :Grrr
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 30, 2010, 09:49:43 PM
Haha, no offence intended Keith.......
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Post by: myatt1972 on September 30, 2010, 10:06:25 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;718981
Haha, no offence intended Keith.......

To be honest I prefer the standard spoiler, Ive also got a TWR front bumper.
Will let you off this time Tim :D
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Post by: captainbizzaro on September 30, 2010, 10:14:11 PM
It\'s weird how spoilers cause so many debates on RX7\'s compared to other marques especially in the FD camp.
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 01, 2010, 12:33:54 PM
Quote from: CHC;718660
What about the latest edition to eBay - £1900, one lady owner with 54K and mainly kept in garage!  Despite the bruising on the front nearside and alittle on trhe rear, it\'s a very nice looking motor.  Trouble is - will if fetch it\'s asking price?
 
:mmmm


No Bids on this one so No, not at the present time Cliff.
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on October 02, 2010, 09:19:07 AM
Would have thought somebody might have bid on it, but is this a sign that the market place insn\'t good for us at the moment - assuming that anybody was thinking of selling that is.  When you consider how few road worthy units there are and their age, why is it that they don\'t appear to be commanding a higher commercial value?
:3Confused
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on October 02, 2010, 11:03:36 PM
Here are the latest photos of \'JAZ\' restoration.
Exterior needs drivers door, small cosmetic repair to the sunroof recess and replace side mouldings.
Interior requires a few small jobs to finish off.
Then look at the engine - nearly there.
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 02, 2010, 11:12:56 PM
Looking great Cliff-love white FB\'s. I would lose that foglight though......repositioning into one of the reverse light wells is easy peasy. Up to you though of course.:chat
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Post by: CHC (RIP) on October 02, 2010, 11:16:01 PM
Tell me more Tim - would be interested to hear how!
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 02, 2010, 11:27:34 PM
The foglight feed (on mine at least) ran right past the offside light cluster and I hated the daft dangly fog light so chopped the cable off at the light, pulled it back through the grommet into the boot space behind the light cluster. Then I went to RXMotors and bought a secondhand reverse light lamp holder for £3, crimped it onto the feed, painted a reverse bulb red (I believe you can buy a decent wattage lamp in red too) and hey presto.....no dangly fog light! It\'s gone through three MOT\'s now without a problem so thats good enough for me.
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Post by: ossie747 on October 03, 2010, 02:01:45 AM
Looks great Cliff, I\'ve also got a white fb, love um. What do you use on the spoiler to keep it looking so black?
 
Paul
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2010, 06:40:15 AM
You\'ve made a fantastic job of that Cliff, it looks superb. Love white fb\'s, especially when they are as clean as that.
We\'ll all have to try to get to some meets next year in our 1st gens.... pity they all seem to be miles away though.... are there any club meets north of Santa Pod?
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 03, 2010, 09:40:21 AM
Agree with you there Ian would be great to have a good meet up with as many of us as possible-unique photo opportunity too. If the weather doesn\'t look like it\'s going to improve then that\'ll be it for NEV for the year as I\'ve got another engine for him and the clock is ticking for the decent crisp mornings in the spring which cannot be missed. Plus it\'ll give me a chance to give him a freshen up on the appearance side.
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2010, 11:04:46 AM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;719280
Agree with you there Ian would be great to have a good meet up with as many of us as possible-unique photo opportunity too. If the weather doesn\'t look like it\'s going to improve then that\'ll be it for NEV for the year as I\'ve got another engine for him and the clock is ticking for the decent crisp mornings in the spring which cannot be missed. Plus it\'ll give me a chance to give him a freshen up on the appearance side.


The problem is Tim that we all live so far away from each other. If we had a meet say in the Peak district that would suit the owners north of Birmingham and would maybe tempt Dave down from the land far far away but wouldn\'t be any good to yourself or the guys from down south. It\'s hard to find a venue that suits everyone. I don\'t get to many of the main club meets because they seem to be southern based and it\'s a long ( and crap) drive from here.
Perhaps the Cotswolds might be a contender?? Still a long drive for some but there\'s some lovely places for an overnight stay. Bourton on the Water maybe next spring??
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
Peak District.....45 miles away.....steady on there!!!!

Yeh, be smashing to get to somewhere that\'s sub 100miles away.

There were shows at Thoresby (Notts) that MRC used to attend years ago....also just a couple of years back there was a show at Nostell Priory, just to the west of Doncaster, but we were going off abroad at that time. Shaun went I think.

Love the car Cliff, great work. About the other, let \'em dangle as nature intended I say. And that goes for the rear foglight as well.    :yes
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 03, 2010, 12:51:31 PM
If thats the Bourton-on-the-water near Cheltenham that\'s only a 2 hour drive for me, I personally don\'t mind venturing further north if it means it draws more of us there as I think I\'m in the minority as far as global position is concerned!
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Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2010, 01:50:46 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;719294
If thats the Bourton-on-the-water near Cheltenham that\'s only a 2 hour drive for me, I personally don\'t mind venturing further north if it means it draws more of us there as I think I\'m in the minority as far as global position is concerned!


perhaps we should start a thread re. a possible 1st gen get-together next year to get everyones thoughts on it. It\'d be nice to get together with everyone with their cars.
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Post by: captainbizzaro on October 03, 2010, 01:55:24 PM
Good plan!
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Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 01:57:36 PM
I really did think seriously about Brooklands this year but the Missus had a minor health problem so we didn\'t bother. The plans were to stop over and maybe take in some of the strange sights, ways and customs of the Natives down in that corner of the Country.     :flamed ...(Waiting for it now).

Places like Benzworld, The World Garden at Lullington Castle (?) Dickens Museum at Medway, and so on.

Might try again in 2011 but of course if a Spring Jolly abroad came up we\'d let everyone down (in the sense that we\'d committed and cancelled), so best see what happens. Intend a big try at attending Brooklands though.

Edit....Posting crossed with above.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 02:03:14 PM
Quote from: Ian65;719303
perhaps we should start a thread re. a possible 1st gen get-together next year to get everyones thoughts on it. It\'d be nice to get together with everyone with their cars.


A sort of Rally to a nice visitor area....yeh....... maybe alternative to Brooklands???
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 03, 2010, 02:03:40 PM
It\'d be great to see you at an event Dave as the King of Threads....1616 posts and counting!:god
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 02:09:41 PM
Yeh, Great that...Just got \'Who Wins\' thread in the sights now; 46,000 posts!

What\'s in there? Anyone had a Look?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 03, 2010, 03:12:33 PM
Quote from: David Nock;719307
A sort of Rally to a nice visitor area....yeh....... maybe alternative to Brooklands???


that sort of thing, have a nice pub lunch and get the cars together for a few pics..... must be somewhere we all fancy going.
doesn\'t need to be an official club outing, just a few mates meeting up for a pint and a chat.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 03, 2010, 04:14:46 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;719308
It\'d be great to see you at an event Dave as the King of Threads....1616 posts and counting!:god

Dave dose\'nt exist he\'s a cyberbot.:evillaugh
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 05:45:37 PM
Flattery will get you everywhere.....

Behold ye unbelievers:     :cool   \'Smeeeeeeeee...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 03, 2010, 10:37:18 PM
I,m sure i\'ve seen that mugshot on crimewatch!:rolleyes:
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on October 03, 2010, 11:16:20 PM
Quote from: syebba;719378
I,m sure i\'ve seen that mugshot on crimewatch!:rolleyes:

Yes I got the feeling I\'d seen that face before.....
 
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/myatt1972/odd%20stuff/DavidNock.jpg?t=1286144078)
 
I vant your registratoin and I vant it now!!!!
 
:rollin
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on October 03, 2010, 11:25:52 PM
Sorry guys been on collecting spree today so I\'ve missed all the chit chat.
I\'m up for meets whether it be just mates or even formal outings.  Agree with everyone, lets get our thinking caps on and come up with proposals so that we can work out a short list and strategy making all this talk into reality.
As said, what photo opportunities this could be and if we can do it on a bi-annual or even quarterly basis perhaps we could even hop (well okay) drive around the country so that everybody has an opportunity to stay localish.
Cotswolds are always a good venue, how\'s about Cheddar Gorge/Wells/Glastonbury area too.  York, peak District, The Lakes, Hadrians Wall, Edinburgh why the listing could be endless.  The whole point is
a) We get to meet up for a get together, lunch or perhaps evening meal / overnight stays
b) Excellent photo opportunities for group shots
c) Advertising to others, general public, car enthusiasts what ever - come see what we\'ve got and lets show them off and be proud to do so, after all we are just a few but boy we could really put our faces on the proverbial map. Everybody has heard of the London to Brighton run, well could we start something similar?

Anyway - you can count me in, just got to get JAZ through her 1st test with me.
Cliff
Power to the Rotary Engine!!
:cheers
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on October 03, 2010, 11:33:57 PM
Im up for a meet of some sort, would be great to put faces to cars.
This sort of thing looks good to me
 
http://www.midlandsbreakfastclub.co.uk/
 
Keith...
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: CHC (RIP) on October 04, 2010, 09:13:10 AM
Quote from: ossie747;719271
Looks great Cliff, I\'ve also got a white fb, love um. What do you use on the spoiler to keep it looking so black?
 
Paul

Morning Paul, to be honest mate this is a replacement which I acquired from Tamworth during the summer - quick who said the word summer, did we miss it!
As it happens I was there yesterday talking to Stu and we were discussing the very same subject.  We each have always used \'Back to Black\' although Stu did iterate that to keep the spoiler in good health it should be pretreated with a solution from halfords or the like for suppleness and the \'B2B\' at least annually.
Once I\'ve finished JAZ I have a spare spoiler which I shall clean and treat for future use or perhaps to sell on.

Cliff
:wiggle
Title: 1st gen electrics
Post by: gnj37 on October 04, 2010, 12:03:16 PM
Car running fine starts 1st time doing every thing it should be, but i cant get the temp,oil pressure,petrol gauges working , also the row of warning light are staying on. I have removed the rats nest and the portion of the loom that would have carried power to the original carb is disconnected from everything. Now i have by supplying power direct from the battery found some of the missing bits i.e. the oil pressure gauge but i think i may have blew a fuse some where other than the fuse box as i have lost power in that portion of the loom so who\'s the expert on electrics
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 04, 2010, 12:52:21 PM
if it were a roadside problem on a standard S3/12A, I\'d look first at something called the choke and check relay. It\'s situated on the inside of the inner wing and if that sticks the warning lights stay on. Trouble is my wiring diagrams are general and not S3 specific.
The actual gauges do not seem to be linked to this relay but who knows? There are gauge connections to a voltage regulator in the instrument panel shown, which in turn seems to be fed from the instrument panel fuse in the fuse box.
Relay is sort of metal can \'U\' shaped and with care it can be opened up to check the contacts inside.
The fuel gauge is often \'iffy\' on these cars and problem could be at the sender....
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: gnj37 on October 04, 2010, 01:36:19 PM
Cheers David  i have the choke and check relay disabled i will have a better look as i can here the relay clicking in it also how many warning lights should be on before starting.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Steve-A on October 04, 2010, 02:37:40 PM
David, just thought I\'d let you guys know the gold s2 reg ending EPH, will be transfered over to me in a few days. So it\'ll be coming to live in Malvern with me and hopefully back on the road in a few months :)

I took quite a liking to from the day I went to view it Ross before he bought it! I\'m looking forward to a new project, hoping to return it to its former glory though quite likely with a performance bias :D
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 04, 2010, 05:16:21 PM
Quote from: gnj37;719441
Cheers David  i have the choke and check relay disabled i will have a better look as i can here the relay clicking in it also how many warning lights should be on before starting.


The full set of 6 lights come on with the ignition key. Then once you\'ve fired up (and from memory now), just the left hand handbrake light stays on \'till you set off.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 04, 2010, 05:19:41 PM
Quote from: Steve-A;719450
David, just thought I\'d let you guys know the gold s2 reg ending EPH, will be transfered over to me in a few days. So it\'ll be coming to live in Malvern with me and hopefully back on the road in a few months :)

I took quite a liking to from the day I went to view it Ross before he bought it! I\'m looking forward to a new project, hoping to return it to its former glory though quite likely with a performance bias :D

Thanks V much Steve, I\'ll note it as yours.

Cheers  Dave.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 04, 2010, 06:01:12 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/09/!B2prq4w!Wk~$(KGrHqR,!hYE)7y!VDsoBMjTmdJjQw~~_12.JPG)
 
I think Daves noted this mint fb on ebay.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: David Nock (RIP) on October 04, 2010, 06:11:21 PM
It does say "Spares or Brave Repair" Stu. Can\'t get a fairer description than that. No details available for this poor machine....cast aside like......well like a useless scrap thing.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 04, 2010, 08:12:44 PM
Quote from: Steve-A;719450
David, just thought I\'d let you guys know the gold s2 reg ending EPH, will be transfered over to me in a few days. So it\'ll be coming to live in Malvern with me and hopefully back on the road in a few months :)

I took quite a liking to from the day I went to view it Ross before he bought it! I\'m looking forward to a new project, hoping to return it to its former glory though quite likely with a performance bias :D


Welcome to the joys of 1st gen ownership Steve. Looking forward to seeing what you do to this car, if your MX5 is anything to go by, it\'ll be well sorted.
It\'s a shame Ross couldn\'t get it on the road, hopefully he\'ll keep the faith and buy a MOT\'d 1st gen that he can use straight away.
Anything we can do to help.... just ask!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 08:29:49 PM
Been to pick up an engine today, and was shown this.......
[ATTACH]49174[/ATTACH]

A190BAU.....well and truly retired S2-available for parts if anyone wants details-she resides in Worchester.

Can I just also add that I was wearing flipflops so had to suffer a fair bit to get the reg of this one as she was rather engulfed by the surrounding habitat!
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 04, 2010, 08:36:34 PM
Flipflops in October?! You\'re a hard lot in Dorsetshire! I wonder if it\'s got an oil cooler on it?
Is it being broken for spares Tim or sold complete for spares?
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 08:43:43 PM
When the sun shines Ian........

She does have an oil cooler, I did look for you but forgot to mention it. I think they would sell bits off her before she goes I\'ll PM you a phone number once I\'ve got his permission to do so. There is also an Eric Clapton cassette tape inside her if anyone is interested, along with half of the hedge you can see in the pic.:Giggle
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 04, 2010, 08:53:18 PM
Nice find Captain,another one being engulfed by nature.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 08:59:00 PM
Engulfed is probably the best way to describe her, she\'s been there ten years so is sunk up to her non existent sills. (Which I did have a "hopeful" feel for.)
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 04, 2010, 09:02:02 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;719528
Engulfed is probably the best way to describe her, she\'s been there ten years so is sunk up to her non existent sills. (Which I did have a "hopeful" feel for.)


It must be in a state if the most desirable bit is an Eric Clapton cassette!
Title: Elford Turbo in Tardebigge
Post by: johnnyboy on October 04, 2010, 09:03:35 PM
Hi Guys. You may remember me joining a couple of weeks ago.
 
Well, we are almost through the MOT... (Front disks and pads, a bit of welding,  considerable fun with the emissions control until we convinced them it is old enough not to count...) and now having freed off the rear calipers I am hunting for some rear pads and then we will be away!
However, you asked for some pictures. I have never done this before so I have looked at the instructions someone published last year, but no guarantees:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/JohnAnkrett/RX7/P1010141.jpg)
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/JohnAnkrett/RX7/P1010116.jpg)
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g421/JohnAnkrett/RX7/P1010117.jpg)
 
Tha car was an Elford show car on the Mazda stand at the 1982 motor show, hence the snazzy paint job and graphics. My wife and I saw it there but could not have afforded it at half of the price - and so were pleased to see it for sale secondhand in 1986. We were richer by then and it was cheaper by then so we bought it. And here we are...
 
Enjoy..
 
John
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 04, 2010, 09:06:33 PM
Looks like nettles surrounding the car,did u get stung in ur flip flops clearing it?
 
Love the sign behind it "Taking Care Seriously".
 
How much of the car was visible when u 1st saw it?
 
It\'s like the silver fb above,over many years they just sink into the ground.
 
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 09:07:13 PM
Awesome mate congrats on getting her back up and running
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: A7RXY on October 04, 2010, 09:08:45 PM
John looking good you have a very rare car there.
 
 Dibs
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 09:09:09 PM
Quote from: syebba;719532
Looks like nettles surrounding the car,did u get stung in ur flip flops clearing it?
 
Love the sign behind it "Taking Care Seriously".
 
How much of the car was visible when u 1st saw it?
 
It\'s like the silver fb above,over many years they just sink into the ground.
 
ta stu..


My legs got seriously stung but ya know, anything for Sir Nock.:D

You could see the roof and if you looked closely, the bonnet. Proper engulfed.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 04, 2010, 09:11:18 PM
Quote from: Ian65;719529
It must be in a state if the most desirable bit is an Eric Clapton cassette!


Haha too true.
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Ian65 on October 04, 2010, 09:13:50 PM
that\'s a lovely looking car you have there John, great history as well!
If you wouldn\'t mind sending me an email address, I have a couple of questions about my own Elford conversion that you may be able to help me with.
My email is ian08 at sky.com

Cheers,
Ian
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 04, 2010, 09:25:40 PM
Lovely Elford & very rare nowadays.
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: syebba on October 04, 2010, 09:27:25 PM
Inspector Nock,how many Elfords left now?
ta stu..
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: Steve-A on October 04, 2010, 09:27:48 PM
Quote from: Ian65;719513
Welcome to the joys of 1st gen ownership Steve. Looking forward to seeing what you do to this car, if your MX5 is anything to go by, it\'ll be well sorted.
It\'s a shame Ross couldn\'t get it on the road, hopefully he\'ll keep the faith and buy a MOT\'d 1st gen that he can use straight away.
Anything we can do to help.... just ask!

Cheers Ian.

I don\'t wanna step on Ross\'s toes by saying this but basically I think he bought it when he didn\'t really need a car but liked the idea of the project, then the project turned out to be more intense than he/we* had hoped and his job has moved location so he now needs an economical car to drive around in.

I hope to get it nicely sorted. At the moment the main priorities are the welding, new brake lines and a full set of bushes. Then MOT time.

After that I\'d like to fit modern dampers with lower springs (sensible performance low NOT silly VW scene low) and a nice set of retro japanses wheels. I\'d also like to go electronic ignition and fuel injection with a pair of IDA style throttle bodies via megasquirt again :)

Tim, I got my hopes up there, then realised you typed Worchester not Worcester. Shame as Worcester\'s only 5 miles up the road!

Also I think the music taste must be an FB thing, Ross\'s s2 came with a mad old blues tape in it. I think I might have to transfer my CD collection to cassette to keep the retro stereo :P
Title: How Many 1st Gens Still Running?
Post by: myatt1972 on October 04, 2010, 09:31:53 PM
Beautiful car John, thanks for posting the pics.
Keith...
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