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Cars by Model Type => 1st generation RX-7's => Topic started by: Casey on May 10, 2015, 12:28:29 AM

Title: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 10, 2015, 12:28:29 AM
I couldn't resist the opportunity to pick up a another Series 2 FB that desperately needed a new home. She's the same colour as my current KIMI and the reg plate is very similar. Only 40,500 miles on the clock, but some rust issues to sort. I hope she will be restorable and I end up with a pair of near identical FB's  :)

Pic of her after being winched onto the transporter I hired today to bring her down to Essex from Leicester;

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/History/On%20trailer%201_1024_zpskv1c7neb.jpg)

and a pic from a better angle;

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/History/On%20Collection%201_1024_zpsdjlbgmxt.jpg)

Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on May 10, 2015, 05:00:23 AM
Wow, nice one, good find :)

 :wee_hee:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: mpk490p on May 10, 2015, 06:05:35 AM
Looks good on the surface
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 10, 2015, 09:57:59 AM
Thanks guys. I know the previous owner has had some welding done on "usual weak spot"; the passenger side lower-rear suspension mount area. He loved the car, so has tried to take good care and has liberally greased the underneath..... I'm away for 2 weeks now, so won't get a chance to do a thorough inspection for a while. First action will be to check/change fluids, ignition components, put in some fresh fuel and fire the engine up to temp.

The clutch slave has failed - familiar territory as that happened to KIMI and was a easy fix.

I sincerely hope she is salvageable as a runner, but I paid (probably less than) scrap value, so she's be good for spare parts if the tin-worm turns out to be too extensive. One good items I spotted - she has a quality looking stainless steel exhaust fitted, which cost over £1000 when fitted....
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on May 10, 2015, 10:53:14 AM
Nice find indeed...your starting an FB rescue centre ;D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 10, 2015, 11:39:30 AM
 :) It started with the RPM (Rotary Protection Mob) with KIMI 1. Ian Mothersole from the RX8OC,who lives near to me, has kindly agreed to store the new acquisition. We're going to have a look at it together to try and bring her back on the road. In the meantime, here's an interior shot - the carpet, seats, doorcards and trim are in amazing condition!

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Interior/Interior%201_1024_zpsxgwb1dyw.jpg)

And the mileage  :) :);
 
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Interior/KIMI%202%20018_zpsf8fwy1xl.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on May 10, 2015, 11:43:34 AM
Wow....its in fantastic condition!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 10, 2015, 11:55:22 AM
Bonus too - I've got a few bits of rotary related "paper" that came with the car, including an original "Mazda R100 Coupe Workshop Manual" in very good condition and a lot of historic "Mazda RX-7 Owners Club" bits and pieces, including a bunch of their magazines from 2002-3. I've yet to sort through exactly what is there.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on May 11, 2015, 08:13:36 AM
Excellent news, with fewer and fewer of these cars now left this is great find
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Ian.Mothersole on May 11, 2015, 02:22:28 PM
Looking over this it is hard to believe it is 32 years old. The interior is absolutely spotless!
Yes there is some rust on the outside, but I have seen far worse on much newer cars - I think this is a real testament to the previous owner.
Looking forward to getting stuck into this in a couple of weeks :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: shaunwil on May 11, 2015, 08:20:50 PM
Lovely, I think I may still have a brand new master and slave clutch cylinder somewhere in a cupboard for a S3 (plus a new waterpump too !)

Shaun
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 11, 2015, 11:09:14 PM
^^ Hi Shaun, if you have any FB spare parts just PM me what you have as, if they fit an S2, I'm likely to be interested!

I can't believe my forward planning - when KIMI 1 had a clutch slave cylinder failure I ordered TWO from Rockauto, as they were so cheap wrt the shipping. I've just checked and found the spare one on my "FB" parts shelf in the garage. However, I didn't have the foresight to order 2 clutch master cylinders, which may also need changing. The rust in the bore and on the piston of the original one in KIMI 1 was gruesome  :(
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on May 12, 2015, 03:41:48 AM
We have lots of FB parts left from my bro´s car. Just ask what you need ;)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: shaunwil on May 12, 2015, 07:22:31 AM
^^ Hi Shaun, if you have any FB spare parts just PM me what you have as, if they fit an S2, I'm likely to be interested!

I can't believe my forward planning - when KIMI 1 had a clutch slave cylinder failure I ordered TWO from Rockauto, as they were so cheap wrt the shipping. I've just checked and found the spare one on my "FB" parts shelf in the garage. However, I didn't have the foresight to order 2 clutch master cylinders, which may also need changing. The rust in the bore and on the piston of the original one in KIMI 1 was gruesome  :(

Will have a rummage. Only reason I have 2 is Rock Auto sent me the wrong end and then I had to pay the postage to get the right one !

Shaun
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 03, 2015, 02:58:29 PM
Thanks Shaun - parts arrived safely on Monday  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 03, 2015, 03:44:52 PM
Ian Mothersole and I spent a whole day on Monday on KIMI 2. Our plan was to focus on the doing what was needed to get her moving and stopping on her own power. So, engine, transmission and brakes.

Firstly, we  took out the spark plugs which looked very oily, so cleaned them up, squirted a little 2T into the holes and turned the engine over by hand (nice chuffs heard). Coolant looked very clean and blue - topped up with a little Bluecol. Fresh fuel into the tank and ran the pump for a while. Replaced the plugs and tried to start her - she turned over but no sign of firing. We took the plugs out a 2nd time, cleaned them again and checked sparks - OK. Plugs back in and, with a little coaxing, the engine fired up and ran nicely  :), getting up to temperature a little slowly as the viscous fan seems to running flat out - I had the same problem with KIMI 1! I suspect the initial problem in firing was probably stale fuel in the carb. We let her run for a while, then changed the oil and filter.

Next, we knew we had a hydraulic issue with the clutch as there was no fluid in the master at all. Suspecting the slave to be at fault (and I had a spare to fit), we removed the old slave and immediately noticed a problem with the clutch release fork, which was moving about in ways it shouldn't - like sideways! So our plans for the day changed and we decided to drop the transmission out, a fun job on axle stands, but we got the job done, to find (as suspected) a cracked fork.....

Anyone happen to have one of these going spare? Or a good source; one of the breakers, RX Motors or Jimmy's?

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/KIMI%202%20059_zpspsi4sqyi.jpg) (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/casey_kimi/media/KIMI%202/Transmission/KIMI%202%20059_zpspsi4sqyi.jpg.html)

Gearbox is out...

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/KIMI%202%20057_zps2ssmjsqf.jpg) (http://s1152.photobucket.com/user/casey_kimi/media/KIMI%202/Transmission/KIMI%202%20057_zps2ssmjsqf.jpg.html)

We ran out of time to do much more, but will have a good look at the clutch and pressure plate for wear and decide whether to replace. We'll replace the release bearing while we are at it - is there anything else worth doing/checking whilst the gearbox is off?

I've also ordered a new set of plugs and a new Varta battery  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on June 04, 2015, 03:49:44 AM
Wow, thats weird...  :c029:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on June 04, 2015, 06:21:05 AM
Might be worth doing that rear oil seal whilst out.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Gabor on June 05, 2015, 11:31:28 AM
Hi Casey,

I might have a spare fork in my garage somewhere. I remember seeing one.
Will check today afternoon.
Btw. the car looks nice!

Thanks,

Gabor
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 05, 2015, 11:37:24 AM
Hi Gabor - it would be brilliant if you could lay your hands on a clutch fork!

Plan is to remove clutch and pressure plate tomorrow and inspect them and the flywheel. I'm assuming the flywheel nut will be like the RX-8, big and TIGHT? If so, and no signs of oil, the rear bearing may have to wait  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Gabor on June 05, 2015, 02:07:42 PM
Yes it is one of those big bolts unfortunately. :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on June 05, 2015, 02:40:00 PM
Yes, flywheel nut IS big and tight. Plus it has been there 30 years, if engine is not rebuilded, so its very tight :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Ian.Mothersole on June 08, 2015, 12:34:40 PM
No signs of any oil, so I don't think we will be attempting to remove the flywheel nut.

We have taken the clutch off for inspection, unfortunately it has seen better days and will need replacing. I think Malcolm has a photo.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: shaunwil on June 08, 2015, 12:42:54 PM
I might have a clutch and pressure plate from when I bought the 1st gen. Will have a rummage when I get home.

Shaun
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 16, 2015, 12:00:07 PM
Progress report;

Many thanks to Shaun and Gabor for trying to locate some parts we needed, but no luck  :(

- So, a load of stuff ordered from RockAuto, including new Exedy clutch kit (pressure plate, disk, release bearing and alignment tool at great price!)

- Tim at RX-Motors thinks he has a clutch fork - if so, I can collect when passing his place in early July

- Have been in touch with a mobile welder in nearby Ipswich who has given an acceptable quote to fix the three main rust areas. He's on holiday now but I plan to get him to do the work in July.

- Brakes seem to be sorted, calipers all removed, cleaned and freed up (one caliper replaced with one form KIMI 1 for the moment), pads checked, brake fluid replaced.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: shaunwil on June 16, 2015, 12:37:13 PM
Where the clutch parts ok ??

Shaun
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 16, 2015, 01:08:16 PM
Sorry shaun, I forgot to get back to you. Yes, the clutch hydraulic parts are perfect, many thanks indeed. It was whilst fitting the slave that we realised that the clutch fork wasn't right (all floppy!) and led to the gearbox removal. We've yet to fit the master, but physically, it is the same.

Many thanks, those parts were much appreciated!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on July 18, 2015, 12:11:13 AM
Brief update;

1. Tim at RX-Motors came up trumps and I picked up a replacement clutch release fork from him when passing his place in Salisbury recently.

2. Cause of the broken fork discovered - the release bearing had corroded onto the guide shaft  :( Combination of poor choice of grease (copper grease) and lack of use of clutch, standing idle for several years. Was a big job to remove, a puller wouldn't budge it, so cutting grinding required to remove. Luckily, some fine emery paper removed the corrosion on the guide shaft, so it can be reused. Ian and I had to remove the transmission front bearing cover place to get access to do this, only to discover a very mangled end-float shim fall out! I guess that must have been caused when (re)-assembled at some point in the past.

Corroded on clutch release bearing;
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/2015-07-14%2012.04.23_zpsvvaxluom.jpg)
At last!
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/2015-07-14%2017.30.23_zpsas5waala.jpg)
Inner bearing surface after removal
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/2015-07-14%2017.30.39_zpsrtqt2trn.jpg)
After clean up;
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Transmission/DSC_0005_zpst85dc2ag.jpg)

I have the service manual which describes the method to measure for the required shim thickness (depth gauge on order to do this). The Mazda parts list shows two thicknesses of shims that can be used to take up the end-float. Trouble is, Mazda only have the thicker of the two available, the thinner one being obsolete. Fingers crossed.....

3. We had a new pilot bearing and oil seal in the new Exedy clutch kit, so decided to remove the old oil seal and bearing. The seal came out OK (and certainly needed replacing) but the pilot bearing was a right pain to remove. Even with a "blind" internal puller it took ages to shift it, but it came out eventually. Problem was the old one had an o/d of 20mm, the new one was 21mm, so no way was it going to fit. Cue visit to Mazda dealer and ordered new seal and bearing from European warehouse - £21.04. Should arrive next week  :). Apparently, this not an obsolete Mazda part - is the same bearing used in the RENESIS engine? Just curious.

4. Three areas of the car required some welding, so we arranged for a local mobile welder to do the work today. Nice chap, job done, but not as neat as we would have liked. Ah well, at least it's done and functional, and all areas are hidden when the doors and rear hatch closed. Now prepped and painted with POR15 for protection, but some further fettling required later.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on July 27, 2015, 09:45:28 PM
UPDATE - she moved under her own power today  :D :D  :D  :D  :D

Welding done: not overly pretty, but functional, at least we now have a waterproof boot!

New Exedy clutch now fitted, plus new clutch master and and slave units installed (thanks shaunwil).

Huge thanks to myatt - Keith - for the shim we needed to reassemble the transmission front plate. A 2nd hand clutch fork was sourced from Tim at RX-Motors. New release bearing, new pilot bearing and oil seal installed from the Exedy kit.

Installing the gearbox was a pig of a job, the gearbox just didn't want to engage, depite much careful alignment and wiggling. It took ages, but we got there in the end!

It took three attempts on the starter to get her going from cold this morning. We then left her for a couple of hours whilst we did some further work and this was the video I took as we started her about 2 hours later - Ian in the driver's seat - she fires up straight away! After this, she also started up another three times, right on the button  :D


I got so carried away, I forgot to video the car moving in 1st and reverse  :-[  - but moving the car did confirm we had a badly sticking front driver's side caliper. I've now removed that and its piston - doesn't look too bad inside so I'm going to clean it up and use a rebuild seal kit before reinstalling.

Once we've sorted and checked the brakes we need a new windscreen. Then we'l get her to an MOT station for a check...hopefully sometime in August.

Really chuffed with the progress today  :D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2015, 05:21:31 AM
Nice! Good job. :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2015, 09:39:27 AM
Excellent. Looks very good condition.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on July 28, 2015, 09:31:55 PM
Excellent news, well done
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on July 30, 2015, 12:19:45 PM
Thanks guys  :)

OK, progress on the pesky caliper - 3 hours ofattacking with wire wheels, various Dremel tools and very fine Wet and dry for the bore and piston. Then a few coats of ali VHT paint and she's ready for the new seals I fortuitously ordered from RockAuto when getting the clutch kit. A large tub of brake grease and fresh fluid standing by...

Bad news is, I have other commitments for the next 10 days and can't do anything more until then.

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Braking/Front%20right%20caliper%201_zpseliy0ntg.jpg)

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Braking/Front%20right%20caliper%202_zpsvfj32bjk.jpg)[
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
Blimin hell...they look like new.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on July 31, 2015, 05:16:15 AM
 :c029: I thought that my FB calibers looks quite good after I cleaned them. I was wrong! ;) Good work Malcolm, they look stunning
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 17, 2015, 12:18:35 AM
Long delay whilst a custom windscreen was being manufactured. This was fitted last week and, together with some rattle can resprayed trim surrounds, has really lifted the appearance of the car. She needs a good clean and wax, but not bad considering she's been sitting under a car cover for a few months. The plan is to put her into my double garage (alongside KIMI 1) for the winter, meaning my RX-8 is going to have to sit outside  ;)

Ian and I gave her a test run on a private road on Sunday and we've concluded she is in good enough shape to submit for an MOT. So, tomorrow I plan to sort out some insurance and book her in asap. Fingers crossed everyone!

A few pics from Sunday (wiper arms off for a respray);

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-11-11%2015.11.11_zpsf1qw4roj.jpg)

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-11-11%2015.11.16_zpsapujwqcy.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2015, 03:15:46 AM
Fingers crossed for the mot....least you dont have to worry about emissions!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 17, 2015, 06:07:33 AM
Looks good. Yes, good luck :)

Btw, do you have rotary shaped wheels on your other FB?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on November 17, 2015, 08:11:36 AM
Excellent news, another one staying alive  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 17, 2015, 11:19:59 AM
Btw, do you have rotary shaped wheels on your other FB?

No, standard S2 wheels on Kimi 1, same as on KIMI 2.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Classic Car insurance from Peter Best starts midnight tonight. MOT booked for Monday at 11am................ :)

Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 17, 2015, 12:13:54 PM
Would you like to have set? ;)

I managed to find one set. I think they are in decent condition, from pictures anyway...
Also, that same dude has some other FB stuff on sale, maybe we should ship a pallet full of FB parts to UK...?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2015, 03:09:14 PM
Did she pass?  :-X
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 17, 2015, 03:21:07 PM
^^ :) :)

MOT booked for Monday at 11am................ :)

Gives me time to do some final fettling and checks  ;)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2015, 03:32:04 PM
Next monday then?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2015, 03:55:19 PM
Sorry Casey convinced it was monday today ...lol that nightshifts for you....
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 17, 2015, 04:39:56 PM
Next monday then?

 :great:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 23, 2015, 08:59:00 PM
The MOT result is in.......................








 :( Fail







The good news is, nothing major  :) Two issues to sort;
1. Handbrake efficiency below requirements. I should have really picked this up, but the car has been on the level for all the time I've had it, so didn't notice  :-[ Hopefully an easy fix. Main brakes are fine and evenly balanced across each axle.
2. Corrosion near the driver rear suspension mount (on the sill). However, it doesn't look too severe, so hopefully an easy welding job.

Ian Mothersole phoned me this morning about 10am asking if he could tag along to the MOT test, which was great. We both hung around the MOT test guy, who was happy to tell us progress in real time as he performed the checks.

To save the hassle, I'm taking the car back tomorrow to the same garage for them to fix both issues and hopefully get her through the MOT. I must say a big thank you to Ian Mothersole who is taking time out tomorrow to escort me down to the garage and to bring me back when I leave the car down there  :)

Overall, I'm disappointed not to get her through first time, but not surprised, as she's been off the road for 10 years!

Hopefully, I'll have better news soon, providing when they start poking at the rusty sill they don't find it has spread further than it appears!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 23, 2015, 09:48:15 PM
Not bad atall Casey. Id be chuffed with that...driving about soon. Frikin Brill!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: rote8 on November 23, 2015, 09:58:28 PM
Under the circumstances I would class that as an epic near miss. :13: I admire the amount of time and work you have put into this and KIMI 1 :icon_salut:. Also a good use of your retirement fund.  ;D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 24, 2015, 05:52:55 AM
Under the circumstances I would class that as an epic near miss. :13: I admire the amount of time and work you have put into this and KIMI 1 :icon_salut:. Also a good use of your retirement fund.  ;D

I agree :D

Yes, thats not too bad. Car has been 10 years off the road so thats not bad at all...

Btw, you have 3001 posts :D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 24, 2015, 11:42:36 AM
Wow, 3001 posts  :) :-[

Thanks for the comments guys, much appreciated.

There was a breakdown on the A12 Colchester by-pass this morning so the trip to the garage took 50 minutes, instead of 15! I took the roads through Colchester to avoid the A12 carnage, but huge amounts of traffic was coming off the A12 too, so gridlock everywhere  :( The good news is, Kimi 2 behaved superbly with all the stop/start, idling at 800rpm and the handbrake felt better by the end of the journey through lots of use!

I spoke to Steve, the guy doing the welding, and asked him to take his time and do a good job on the welding. He reassured me he would treat KIMI 2 as if it were his own and showed me some of his recent welding work on a customer's Jag - which looked really neat  :)

Hoping the work will be completed today - fingers firmly crossed!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 24, 2015, 12:08:33 PM
Hmm, does it have disk brakes in rear? Was is this cars brakes you did allready? Dont remember :D

Some awesome old car to cruise. Good luck :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 24, 2015, 04:39:23 PM
^^ Disk brakes all round  - I did change one caliper on the rear for a better one, plus refurbed a front caliper (see earlier photos of that one). Clearly the hyrdaulic brakes are OK as they passed fine, but it is the handbrake efficiency of the caliper I changed on the rear that was the problem.

Anyways, just got the call to collect the car from the garage office. No details, so I assume everything is fixed. Ian is picking me up in a few minutes to take me to collect.

Watch this space.......................  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 24, 2015, 05:05:42 PM
Ok, I remembered something like that... :) Hmm. Shouldnt that be quite easy fix... Anyways, good luck
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 24, 2015, 06:42:57 PM
 :0012398: :0012398: :0012398:

Yes, work done and MOT certificate issued  :00123103:

One more FB back on the road - although I'll wait until 1 Dec to get the Road Tax  :)

Feeling really chuffed and happy, just need Colchester United to win tonight (we are going to watch them shortly) and it will have been an epic day  :13:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2015, 07:15:13 PM
Woohoo excellent and when taxing you could take advantage of the direct debit option allowing you to tax a car for a month at a time.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: adamgaltress on November 24, 2015, 07:21:39 PM
Great news Casey!  ;D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 24, 2015, 08:50:04 PM
Awesome news! Good job :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 25, 2015, 11:21:08 PM
Just realised I haven't put up a pic of both my FB's together, so here we go, took this earlier today, tucked safely in my garage;

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-11-25%2010.09.11_zpsmgaso8we.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 26, 2015, 05:53:58 AM
...damn nice mate...  :c029:

But why there is lots of crap on left cars hood?  :96:

Btw, why they are called Kimi´s?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 26, 2015, 05:39:16 PM
Does seem an odd name Kimi for a car......
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 26, 2015, 05:42:31 PM
Yes, and he has two of them with same name :D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 26, 2015, 08:42:15 PM
Does seem an odd name Kimi for a car......

How did you guess  ;)

KIMI - from the Japanese for "Odd/Strange". The owner of my 1st 1st Gen  :) for over 25 years was "Mr Odd" (seriously!). Seanp came up with the idea and I thought it a good way to keep the connection with the original owner who looked after her for so long.

Also found this interesting definition  :)

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kimi (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kimi)

As for the roof storage - don't worry, it's only some lightweight cardboard sheets and some tarps on the roof, used to protect the garage floor when I'm working with POR15 and related messy prep work under the chassis. Not much weight and there is a sheet under it all!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 26, 2015, 08:46:18 PM
Lol....someones a lurky lurky on rx8club....
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 27, 2015, 04:17:59 AM
Oh I see. Now, actually it makes sense now. And good name when you think about it :)
I was thinking to name bros car too. Came up with Yukikaze. Because Juki is his nickname and for japanese is snow. And kaze is wind in japanese. But for that name to work, car should be white, not red :D

As for roof storage, bad Casey bad ;)

Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on December 03, 2015, 12:51:50 PM
KIMI 2 is now MOT'd and taxed and so I gave her a run out of ~30 miles this morning, the most miles she's done since being laid up in 2005! Started cold first time and also started hot (immediately, no hesitation!) twice after stopping for a few photos and fuel. All good, she drove well, getting her to the buzzer a few times when warm. I now have a long list of non-urgent items to do over the winter, but feeling really chuffed after the drive.

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-12-03%2012.00.40_zpseuijysr9.jpg)

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-12-03%2012.00.55_zpskzjvgpmx.jpg)

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2015-12-03%2012.01.22_zpsnusmfj85.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on December 03, 2015, 12:59:26 PM
woohoo ;D :wee_hee: :wee_hee:

she looks new!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on December 03, 2015, 01:23:05 PM
As Jon says, looks new, well done
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on December 03, 2015, 01:47:06 PM
 :bravo_2:

She looks absolutely stunning... really nice...

But you need rotor wheels on it ;)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on December 03, 2015, 02:47:20 PM
Thanks guys - the paintwork in general is very good, but the photos don't show the areas that need some attention - quite a few rust spots that need work before they take hold. But, for a 32 year old car, she ain't bad at all  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: John on February 19, 2016, 08:13:04 PM
Hi fb looks in great condition .
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on February 20, 2016, 12:35:13 AM
Thanks John; she's pretty good overall, but better in the pics than in reality! There are a few annoying, very visible, rust spots in the paintwork though. I'm going to try a touch-up job, which may not look too good, but at least I'll make sure to get the rust sorted.

Found a slight pool of coolant under the car a couple of days ago, after car had stood for about 2 weeks. Only a few tablespoons at most. Unable to locate the source so have cleaned up the area (around the sump, driver's side) and hoping to spot where it's coming from and then sort it.

I'd love to take her out for a run on a dry day, but the roads are white with salt around here so decided against it  :(
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on February 20, 2016, 08:30:12 AM
If the water is running off the front of the sump, there's the possibility that its leaking from the water pump gland.

Take the pump pulley of and see if there is residue around the small relief hole under the nose of the pump.   
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Hobbawobba on February 22, 2016, 05:26:40 PM
Maybe the intake manifold leaking if you haven't sorted it already? It's not uncommon for the O rings to leak aye. Coolant usually puddles up on top of the manifold where it joins to the block. Mine looked like glue hahah. I replaced mine with some 20mm core plugs. Won't lose any coolant if you need to take the manifold off afterwards now also ;). Mazda still sell the gasket and I can find a part number if it turns out to be this :)

Here you can see why my O rings were leaking ha. This is how it came off the car. You can also see the glue like coolant sitting on top of the manifold
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/Hobbawobba/RX-7/20130723_151642.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Hobbawobba/media/RX-7/20130723_151642.jpg.html)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c271/Hobbawobba/RX-7/20130723_152752.jpg) (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/Hobbawobba/media/RX-7/20130723_152752.jpg.html)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on February 23, 2016, 10:39:22 AM
Maybe the intake manifold leaking if you haven't sorted it already? It's not uncommon for the O rings to leak aye.

Thanks Clive and Jesse - I haven't had a chance to take another look, but my suspicion at the time was that the coolant was coming down from the above the exhaust ports as there seemed to be some signs of moisture just visible. I wasn't aware this was "not uncommon"?

That manifold looks like something out of a horror movie   :)

Darn, it looks like I'll have to remove the carb to take a closer look then.

Watch this space...
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Ian.Mothersole on March 10, 2016, 12:16:15 PM
Any more progress on this??
Let me know if you need a hand, I'll be on leave from work in a week :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on March 11, 2016, 12:12:50 AM
Thx Ian, I cleaned up the area and let the car stand. There is definitely a small leak somewhere, probably from the manifold, as there is a sign of dampness on the exhaust pipes and in that general area, but not enough to cause any drips under the car after c 10 days. Not sure whether to leave it for now, as it seems so minor, and have a proper look at it later in the year, or see to it soon, in case it gets worse.....

Maybe if you are around to help I might bite the bullet and remove the carb/inlet and take a good look at what's happening. It needs a good clean around there too, so will allow that to be done at the same time.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on March 31, 2016, 09:01:30 PM
Yes, it does look like there is a minor leak of coolant from the inlet manifold. It takes about 10 days to produce a drip on the floor, so I'm going to leave it for now as I have a spare carb and manifold, plus a carb rebuild kit. I'll rebuild the spare carb and clean the new manifold to replace at some stage.

Here's a pic of the damp patch which only started to appear after the car had stood for about a week, and no drip yet under the car.

Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2016, 09:05:13 PM
I know its a bit of bodgers way out but have you considered kseal? I not suggesting the whole bottle but a teaspoon full. Will find that hole and seal it up for good. A teaspoon full wont block your matrix or anything else...and give you the confidence to use the car.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: cib24 on March 31, 2016, 09:15:49 PM
I love sorted FBs. Maybe I will own one some day as a third or fourth car. This is a pretty decent review of a mint FB from the US. I am sure you guys will appreciate it.

Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on March 31, 2016, 09:56:26 PM
Jon is correct, a small bottle of K Seal will sort it and won't block anything up.

People have stripped Rotary engines after using K Seal and found that the stuff is still alive with nothing blocked .

It is so good, sadly a few Rotary's have been bought with water seal failure and put back out on the market without a re-build with just K Seal added, yes it is that good.     

I am told some vehicle manufactures actually use a K Seal  type substance on the production line because it will not harm anything, however should a leak, from say a head gasket start then it is sealed straight away before anything develops .       
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Hobbawobba on April 01, 2016, 06:18:23 PM
No need for any sealing products I don't think. Just keep an eye on water levels until you take the manifold off. Half an afternoons work :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on April 04, 2016, 09:11:17 PM
Thanks guys, I ordered some K-Seal as soon as I saw the first two posts. I was already aware of the stuff but have never used it before. From talking to several people it's good stuff and won't do any harm to have it in the cooling system as a backup.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on April 04, 2016, 09:13:50 PM
I noticed a distinct "squeal" when accelerating above about 2,500rpm in most gears so I'm guessing this is the classic problem with the viscous fan putting drag on the belt. I've just ordered an electric fan and a thermostat to fit to see if that cures the problem. Should release a few bhp too  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on April 04, 2016, 09:18:19 PM
I used it on a cracked head on 2.2 vectra engine...none for having a soft alloy head...coolant coming up out of the sparkplug hole...filling the coilpack area and dribbling down the block onto the road...literally 1litre in about 5 mins...i shook the bottle...and poured in about 2 tablepoons worth...within 5 mins...stopped. no leak. I done a trackday the next day no issue.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on April 04, 2016, 09:31:48 PM
A little progress - every little step takes the car a step further to tidiness  :)

A bit of de-rusting and POR15 (except rattle can hammerite on coil). I masked off the coil label to leave a little "OEM" showing:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-04%2011.45.51_zpsrr4em655.jpg)

The expansion bottle was manky and full of crud, so a thorough clean up and some new stainless jubilee clips for each end of the pipe:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-01%2014.33.11_zpsa8ggp6r0.jpg)

Engine bay; a slightly less rusty air filter cover and new NGK leads:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/Slightly%20cleaner%20engine%20bay_zpsbzp6kdyb.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Hobbawobba on April 07, 2016, 11:19:43 AM
Looking good. It's so much nicer when things are clean/fresh/new aye!  ;D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on April 08, 2016, 04:17:23 PM
Looks really good! :)

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Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on April 14, 2016, 09:26:54 PM
Little by little....

Replaced vacuum "rats nest" with POR15 treated spare, and rubber pipes with silicon hoses (and stainless steel bolts too!). The hoses show up as purple in this flash shot, but they are actually blue!
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/Vacuum%20Nest_zpssfsbvx7l.jpg)

I also installed a 12" electric fan today. It's fitted and tested, but I have a thermostat to fit too, so I'll removed it all soon to POR15 the fixings to complete the job when install the thermostat. I managed to install the fan so I could reuse the existing shroud, without any modifications to it, to retain a little OEM look. I'll have to see if the 12" fan is man enough for the job, but there is just about room to get two 12" fans in there if needed, but without the shroud.
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-14%2018.45.22_zps3a0fubu6.jpg)

Installeda 6 way fusebox to allow for any further electrical additions, whilst I was fitting the fan.
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-14%2018.03.26_zpsafkw43mj.jpg)

Engine bay still needs some work, but getting there slowly.....
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-14%2018.42.13_zpsrzqinrrg.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 05, 2016, 08:15:00 PM
I've now permanently installed the electric fan and thermostat. In doing so, I removed the rad to flush it, then repainted it, including all the rad mounting metalwork. The foam seals around the oil cooler had turned to dust, so installed new foam seals. The rad had some grunge, but the free fluid that drained was incredibly fresh looking, clear and bright blue.

Oh well, whilst I was doing some derusting and tarting up, I removed some other bits to treat too:

Before;
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/IMG_20160419_151835530_zpsdcykcfns.jpg)

After full POR15 prep and paint (x2 coats):
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-22%2015.14.45_zpsz9ihxbqd.jpg)

Thermostat for electric fan fitted:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-24%2015.49.12_zpspmtlwlsq.jpg)

Engine bay coming along slowly:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/Engine%20Bay/2016-04-24%2016.27.38_zpsxae0ilwk.jpg)

I'm planning to take KIMI 2 to Japday in just over a week and thought I should do a test drive as she hasn't been driven on any extended journey for over a decade  :)

I took her out today for about an hour and 20 minutes, covering about 50 miles on a variety of roads, including some high speed dual carriageway. I stopped twice. Once to simulate being stuck stationary for about 5 minutes to test the cooling fan as it's quite warm today. I'm pleased to report the temp gauge didn't move above 1/3 up the scale. Here's the dashboard after 5 minutes idling smoothly at a steady 800rpm.

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/KIMI%202/General/2016-05-05%2015.38.47_zpsqilbnzm3.jpg)

Oil pressure when driving is around 70 on the gauge.

I then turned her off for around 5 minutes and she restarted instantly. I stopped to refuel too and, again, she started as soon as the key was turned.

Yes, that's a genuine 40,695 on the odometer  8)

The only niggles (and I can live with those for now  ;)) was an irritating rattle from the dashboard at some speeds and a rattle from the sunroof when open and going over rough roads.

When I got back I checked everything I could and all looks good; no fluid leaks or anything else untoward. Hopefully she'll make the 180 miles to Japday. I'm going down on the Friday, leaving plenty of time for stops along the way (and avoiding motorways). I'm staying overnight in nearby Chippenham, so I don't have to get up at a ridiculous early hour.

I hope to see a few MRC people at Castle Combe  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on May 06, 2016, 06:20:28 PM
Looking forward to seeing this in the flesh at Japday.

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Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 10:28:56 AM
Had a good guided tour around Casey's fb and very impressed...particulary the interior....its pretty much like new inside and oh so retro. ....and i fit in 1 so thats good for the future.  8). top work that man! :wee_hee:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: C J R on May 18, 2016, 08:10:59 AM
I'll echo Jon's comments. I was blown away by the excellent condition of the FB. Interior was like new. Really happy it made the round trip to Poole.
You must be chuffed.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on May 18, 2016, 05:47:03 PM
Thanks guys. I am over the moon that she drove the 490 mile round trip - Colchester, Castle Combe, Poole, Colchester - without ANY issues. The car gave me no concerns whatsoever; no leaks, no strange noises, no stalling, engine and transmission behaved impeccably. I did stick to A and B roads, but took the chance to do some full throttle spurts on dual carriageways. Very impressed how she pulls when the secondaries engage, and a great soundtrack to go with it  :). Surprisingly comfortable as a long distance cruiser (if a little noisy), given her age - I didn't have a problem driving with just a single comfort break on each leg of the journey.

Gwyn and I stopped at a Sainsbury's car park on the way home from Poole yesterday and when we came back to the car we found a paramedic vehicle stopped nearby and the driver looking at KIMI 2. He recognised it as the model he used to watch in the BTCC series back in the 80's and we had a great chat about RX-7's. He was delighted to have seen one after all these years!

I have to thank Ian Mothersole for helping me out with storing the car in the early days and assisting to check and fix the car ready for the MOT. TBH, I expected some niggles on this long journey, given she has sat for over 12 years in a garage going nowhere. A real testament to Mazda's engineers who designed the car for me to simply drive a 33 years old car like any daily after sitting for so long.

Next event is likely to be a local "Japanese Car and Bike Show" at Maldon in Essex next month. This is a new event in the area, and only about 20 minutes from my home. Time to do a little more cosmetic fettling before that show  ;)

Here she was at Japday last weekend;
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/2016%20Japday/KIMI%201_zpsqwghczzu.jpg)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on May 18, 2016, 08:44:20 PM
See I told you to have faith as it's a spring chicken compared to the RX-4 ;)

Really pleased you enjoyed the trip without a hitch (literally ) :D
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: chrisj on May 20, 2016, 08:58:02 PM
Great to hear she's in such rude health. Awesome work


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Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 16, 2017, 12:26:38 PM
Not posted much recently as nothing much happening. KIMI 2 gets some regular exercise around the local roads and has done a trip down to Dorset and back recently (400+ miles). All running well, but she does need some rust bubbles in the paintwork attended too over the winter months. I'm summoning up the courage to have a go at some panel spraying for the first time using a proper gun. Only ever used rattle cans in the past!

More importantly though...

KIMI 2 is in for her MOT test today  :-\

I've also asked for the garage to remove the ss exhaust manifold to do some welding, as the rear flange weld has given way around the entire circumference and she been blowing a bit.

I'm trying a different garage to the one I've used for the past 6 years, as this one is walking distance from my home and the original one has had a lot of personnel changes. I'm hopeful after some long chats to one of the experienced mechanics there and one of the family owners of the business.

Fingers firmly crossed as I've not had a good look up underneath KIMI 2 this year  :-[ :-[ and hoping the tin-worm hasn't got a firm hold anywhere!
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: rote8 on November 16, 2017, 01:59:03 PM
Fingers crossed Malcolm. After all the work you have put in it would be good to see KIMI 2 given a clean bill of health.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on November 16, 2017, 05:01:22 PM
 :whoo:  :1rij:

MOT passed with no advisories! Wow, I was hoping for that result, but wasn't necessarily expecting it.

The mechanic was very complimentary about how clean it was under the bonnet  :) Even after all these years, the exhaust manifold apparently come off without a fight for the welding work on the flange.

 :0012398: :0012392: :0012393: :0012394:




Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: boosted on November 16, 2017, 06:51:01 PM
Happy days...love a no advisorys pass... :sign0098:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on November 16, 2017, 10:14:12 PM
 :bravo_2:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on November 17, 2017, 05:01:23 AM
 :sign0098:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: KiwiDave on November 18, 2017, 11:24:58 PM
YAY  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on December 03, 2017, 01:34:58 AM
Needed to move KIMI 2 into the garage from the driveway today, so decided to go for a little run around the local roads. She purred along and the trip (to no-where in particular) got longer as I was enjoying it so much  :13:

Gratuitous pic, taken at the Boxted WW2 airfield memorial.




Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: RE5 on December 03, 2017, 03:41:13 PM
She is looking good Malcolm...............nice backdrop!

regards Pete
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: re japi on December 04, 2017, 07:54:20 AM
Nice!

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Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: adamgaltress on September 27, 2018, 11:40:56 PM
Malcolm, any updates?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on September 28, 2018, 01:13:04 AM
Hi Adam, good to see you've found your way on here now you've got your delicious FD  :13:

KIMI 2 is fine, have spent some time this year on various small items, including attending to some rust spots and paint issues. Fitted new rear hatch gas struts as I was fed up of the hatch collapsing on my head  :) Had the oil cooler re-cored as the original sprung a leak. Whilst that was out I took the opportunity to apply the full POR15 paint treatment to the chassis rails at the front, and the undertray. I fitted an uprated electric fan to cope with sitting idling in the hot weather. Fixed a faulty rear fog light switch and rear number plate lampholders which had badly corroded - LEDS fitted now of course  :)

She's running well, having taken her to the Biggin Hill day in August and a couple of other events this year. I keep her garaged and take her out every few weeks to keep things running sweet.

KIMI 2 project history is posted on FB.com - http://www.rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2989
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: adamgaltress on September 28, 2018, 06:38:38 AM
Thanks for the link Malcolm.

Been on here for a while now but tend to just read the build threads, especially if I have spare time whilst on nights :)

I've just gotten myself up to date on KIMI 2. Some really good work going on. I did search the above forum but couldn't find anything on KIMI1 - Anything going on there?
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on September 28, 2018, 10:34:51 AM
Sadly, very little progress on KIMI 1. She's safely tucked up in my garage, but little progress. I've been doing some work on the rear axle (which is off the car) trying to get the refurbishied brakes, new brakes lines and stone guards sorted, but pitifully slow due to other priorities.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 14, 2019, 07:53:44 PM
I have today sold KIMI 2 to Ian Mothersole.

A sad day in some ways, having cared for and enjoyed the car for 4 years. I feel satisfied though, in that the previous owner was planning to scrap the car  ??? , so a good feeling to have brought it back on the road after it had lain unused for 10 years.

I'm very pleased that Ian has decided to purchase the car. He was instrumental in enabling me to buy the car, travelling up with me in a hired transporter to collect it from Leicester and arranging with his parents to park it at their home whilst we got it roadworthy. He assisted greatly with the work of re-commissioning the car in the early months, so he knows the car very well and will hopefully continue this topic in due course.

He's already planning to bring the car down to the Simply Japanese event at Beaulieu on 28 July  :thumbup:

A final pic from me, as I move my focus to KIMI 1 and 3   :)  - Sayonara KIMI 2
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: clive on June 14, 2019, 08:10:25 PM
Most excellent news,  :great:

We are bringing  the RX-4 along as well to Beaulieu on 28 July.

p.s. we must organise getting this event up on the club properly  ;)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 14, 2019, 10:56:54 PM
We are bringing  the RX-4 along as well to Beaulieu on 28 July.

p.s. we must organise getting this event up on the club properly  ;)

You have an email from me Clive  :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Jamie R on June 15, 2019, 05:56:11 AM
Another fine looking vehicle Malcolm.

Great news to know it's going to a good home

Are you bringing kimi 3 along to beaulieu?

Look nice parked up next to Clives rx4  :great:
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 15, 2019, 08:24:51 AM
Thanks Jamie. Yep, plan is to bring KIMI 3 to Beaulieu. Ian is planning to bring KIMI 2 as well  :13:

See list in Beaulieu topic for list of people and cars expected. I posted about Beaulieu on several rotary Facebook pages and groups last night to see if more people would join us.
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Jamie R on June 15, 2019, 11:22:52 AM
Yes I see you’ve also acquired a nasty cough too

Get better soon x
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Casey on June 15, 2019, 01:46:25 PM
I'm fine now thanks Jamie, just caught a cough on the Beaulieu topic  ;) :)
Title: Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
Post by: Jamie R on June 15, 2019, 03:03:43 PM
How bizarre?!?!