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Title: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:53:58 AM
Copying from another forum so hopefully everything will work and make sense.

Hi all,

I thought it’s about time I started a thread on here after finally getting the car useable. So I started searching for a FD for a long time ago, I looked into importing one but didn’t have much luck. I kept searching until I finally found the one I’d been looking for. Although I was after a 99 spec car originally, I found a fairly original 1992 RZ. It was a very well looked after example with 65,000 miles on the clock and a ridiculous amount of service history including a load of history from Japan. So I sorted out a trailer and set off on the 10 hour round trip to pick the car up.

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Still has the original seats which I was pretty happy with!

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The only down side was the fact the seller was selling it due to it needing a rebuild. I was happy with that as it was a reasonable price and I could get it rebuilt and start off with a fresh engine.
So after getting the car home and in the garage I started having a look into a few things to see what was wrong with it. The main issue was it would stall when coming to a stop. I had a compression test done to see if the engine was dead or not and found good news. Although not the best results, it showed there was life in the engine yet. Low 7's across the engine. Once I started looking for problems I found several issues, coolant not bled properly, vac lines leaking, upper inlet manifold gasket wasn't the correct one and wasn't sealing, clutch switch broken and a few others but might take a while too list them all. So after sorting all that I finally got the car mot'd and took it out for a proper drive.

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I've already put a 99 spec spoiler on and a Nardi steering wheel.

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I've got a few more plans with the car so I'll try and keep the thread up to date.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: clive on March 12, 2019, 04:18:35 PM
Looks like a good buy that's going to give you a lot of fun James  :great:

p.s. hope the straps on the truck didn't rub and damage the wheels, they should have strapped it on the tire's not through the wheels      ???
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 04:41:14 PM
Yep looks like a result on the engine..lows 7 is nothing to worry about atall...low 5s me ha ha...
Agree with the tieing down...very dodgy...

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Title: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 09:50:46 PM
Looks like a good buy that's going to give you a lot of fun James  :great:

p.s. hope the straps on the truck didn't rub and damage the wheels, they should have strapped it on the tire's not through the wheels      ???

It's was a good buy but there's more to the story yet. Unfortunately It was my poor strapping. No damage was done. I had a issue with the car trailer I was taking the night before I left so I had to borrow a farm trailer last minute that wasn't really for towing cars. I didn't have enough straps so had to improvise with what I had.

Yep looks like a result on the engine..lows 7 is nothing to worry about atall...low 5s me ha ha...
Agree with the tieing down...very dodgy...

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Compression test turned out ok . . . Water seals not so much. I'll upload so more progress soon.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 09:57:41 PM
(Still updating from another forum)
Not much going on with the car at the moment. I fitted a re-amemiya short shift a while back. Not much different height wise to oem but feels a lot better when shifting with it. Helps a lot having a heavy weight gear knob on it.

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Then I started buying up some parts ready to fit over winter.
Apexi Titanium back box.

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Some shine auto carbon steps

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The plan is now to get the car in my unit at work and get the engine out for a rebuild. After using it for the summer it's now started using a fair amount of coolant and leaving a mayo mess around the oil filler cap so I've accepted it's got to be rebuilt finally. I'm indenting to do all the work myself so I'll keep the thread updated with my progress once I get going. Hopefully a lot will change with the car over the next few months if I can stick too all my plans.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:00:50 PM
Well champagne test confirmed water seal issues. Contestant stream of bubbles through filler neck.

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So the car is now in my unit over the pit so I can pull the engine out. Started stripping everything off so I can get the engine out. Hopefully be out and apart in the next week or two if all goes too plan.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:03:04 PM
Managed to get the engine out yesterday. It was easier than I thought it would be. Took the engine home ready to start stripping it down.

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Started stripping everything off the block. Got the turbos off and had a look in the housings. Front housing is very wet so looks like it definitely was water seal failure. Now waiting on a engine stand to be delivered this week so I can get it mounted ready to get the engine completely stripped and opened up.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:06:24 PM
Got the engine stripped down to a bare block in a few evenings.

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Got it mounted on the engine stand and finally got it opened up.

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Then ended up with this massive mess.

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Overall everything was in ok condition. No nasty marks or scoring on the housings or irons. Rotors were all good. All seals were still intact so nothing major had happened but the water seals had gone very hard and brittle. Definitely leaking on the front rotor. Just starting to mark the front iron where it obviously had water sitting in the bottom of the housing. That can be seen on the photo.
Started looking into getting a rebuild kit and what the best option was to take at this stage. After to speaking to tim at RX Motors he offered to build the engine back up for me for what I thought was a very reasonable price. So I dropped everything up to him on Thursday and he's hoping to get it back together in a couple of weeks. Gone for mazda parts on everything but he advised rotary aviation apex seals as there a bit stronger and the car has been running very lean. He said they will hold up better if the car isn't running 100% on the first start up. Need to work out what's causing the lean running next as I don't fancy starting it back up with the chance of any major issues. I'll update once the engine comes back.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:08:10 PM
Whilst waiting on the block to be Built, I've been getting everything ready to go back on as soon as I get the engine back.
Set up a battery and tested all the solenoids. Turned out the turbo vacuum and the purge control ones weren't working at all. Also one in the solenoid rack had the nipple snapped off and instead of someone replacing it they just blocked of the open hose. That would explain a hose I had that just had a bolt screwed in the end and I couldn't find a home for it when I looked previously.

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I will be replacing all the hoses with silicone and fitting new check valves before it goes back on the engine.
Tested the wastegate and pre control actuators as well, all working fine. Did find the hoses on them to be very tired and one had split so they will get replaced as well. Finding a few problems like this is good news though, shows why the car was never running 100% and now I can get it all sorted before the engine goes back in the car.
Next up was giving everything a clean. I'm sending a few bits off to be vapour blasted the freshen them up. Just washed everything with degreaser and wire brush. Surprising how much better they came up with very little effort.

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Got a list of parts to order up and hopefully get the engine back this week. Then soon start reassembly.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 12, 2019, 10:12:18 PM
Got the engine back from RX Motors this week. Got it mounted up on the stand ready to build back up. Waiting on a few bits so I can get everything back on. Hopefully be ready to drop back in the car in a couple of weeks.

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Also had a load of parts vapour blasted. Not sure I'm I like how the finish has come up, I may get them polished in the future but they'll do for now.

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Sorry for the mass of posts but that's everything up to date now. Currently waiting on some gaskets and stuff so I can fully reassemble the engine ready to go back in the car.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: clive on March 13, 2019, 08:13:13 AM
Excellent thread James, thank you for posting all this up.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 13, 2019, 08:26:57 AM
Excellent thread James, thank you for posting all this up.

Thank you, I've been meaning to post for a while but haven't had much time. I'll keep it up to date now so there won't be so many posts in one go.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 17, 2019, 09:02:07 PM
Finally got everything to get the engine back together. Spent the weekend getting everything back on the block. Few little things to finish off but 95% finished now.

Went from this:

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Halfway there:

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To the current state:

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Spent a fair bit of time going over the rats nest, replaced most of the hoses with silicone tube and put on new check valves. All the solenoids have been tested so everything should be working perfectly. Next up is tidying up the engine bay. I'll degrease and clean everything. Paint any brackets the are on show as there looking a bit messy. Then drop the engine back in.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: clive on March 18, 2019, 08:27:39 AM
Getting there  :13:
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 09:25:37 AM
Echoing Clive......ace thread.

Damn you made that look easy, Im still not brimming with confidence....

Saw the pic of the parts and the bolts and my OCD went bat sh*t crazy....wheres the bags? wheres the labels? loll

If that was me, id jump back in the car, start it up, look out the side window, and see a small pile of bolts....

......mmmmmm where are they from?? CLUNK, WHIRRRR, GRINDD
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 18, 2019, 10:43:24 AM


Echoing Clive......ace thread.

Damn you made that look easy, Im still not brimming with confidence....

Saw the pic of the parts and the bolts and my OCD went bat sh*t crazy....wheres the bags? wheres the labels? loll

If that was me, id jump back in the car, start it up, look out the side window, and see a small pile of bolts....

......mmmmmm where are they from?? CLUNK, WHIRRRR, GRINDD

Thanks man.

Being honest I was it was easier than I thought it would be although I wouldn't say it was easy.

Haha as for the parts and bolts the important stuff was labelled and it was put so it made sense to me. Probably not too anyone else but I know where it all went back. I'm always lazy with labelling stuff but I do take loads of photos as I take things apart so I've always got a reference. I would have struggled if I didn't have photos.

So far I haven't got anything left so I think it's all on there. I'll find out when I start it up. . . Fingers crossed it will work.




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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on March 24, 2019, 06:51:11 PM
Not much interesting happening at the moment. I degreased and cleaned the engine bay ready to get the engine back in. Also took a few brackets off and painted them up. Just tidying up the last few bits while I can access it before the engine goes back in. Got a crane sorted for this week so I can get the engine in next Saturday.

Cleaned and prepped brackets

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All painted black. Also done the wiper arms as they were pretty rusty.

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Also painted the air pump

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Got the car over the pit at my unit ready to put the engine back in

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Jamie R on March 24, 2019, 11:42:24 PM
 :13:  :13:

Looks a beast !!!
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on April 21, 2019, 04:04:21 PM
Been a while since I've updated this. Finally got the engine back in the car. Was fairly easy getting it back in, couple of bits took a while as I couldn't remember how they went back but got there eventually.

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Unfortunately the car didn't want to come back too life. Had a few issues. First was the ignition amplifier stopped working. It had been wired to the leading coil so had I spark on the trailing plugs not the leading. Removed that and still had issues. Removed the wiring harness for the coils to find the wiring wasn't the best and the cable inside the leading connector plug had pretty much snapped, hanging on by a couple strands of wire. Sorted that, put the car back together. Hoping that had cured my issues, tried starting it and eventually got some signs of life from the engine. It did start but only ran on the front rotor.
So that brings us to today, I've took everything apart again. Found that the rear rotor primary injector is stuck closed. Bit annoyed as I had the injectors sent of for cleaning and testing so not sure why this has happened. I'll be speaking to the company that cleaned them on Tuesday and hopefully they can get it sorted for me. Fingers crossed the next update will be the car is actually running.

Currently still sat looking sorry for itself in bits again.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 04:43:18 PM
How frustrating

Hope you can get at them easily. Fingers crossed
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on April 21, 2019, 04:49:52 PM
How frustrating

Hope you can get at them easily. Fingers crossed
It certainly is. I thought it would be running by now. Hopefully this is the last setback I'll have.

Definitely not easy as they're right down underneath everything on these. I've managed to make room and remove the stuck one today. Also  tested the others and they are working.  Hopefully the company that cleaned them will help me get it sorted.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2019, 04:57:56 PM
Feel your pain...not good atall...are you removing them all for checking...ideally they all need reflow testing.
The stuck 1 if you can get 12v across the pins and it doesnt click and open then yep thats your prob..if it does however could be loom fault and break in continuity...these looms are hard brittle and old now...just think its worth check before away.
Ive energised and blown through injectors in the past to verify ok.


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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on April 21, 2019, 05:11:16 PM
Feel your pain...not good atall...are you removing them all for checking...ideally they all need reflow testing.
The stuck 1 if you can get 12v across the pins and it doesnt click and open then yep thats your prob..if it does however could be loom fault and break in continuity...these looms are hard brittle and old now...just think its worth check before away.
Ive energised and blown through injectors in the past to verify ok.


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I wasn't going to remove all of them. They've all just come back from flow testing and supposed to be perfect. I've put 12v across both primaries and secondaries. Only 1 primary doesn't click open.  Loom seemed to be ok. I checked continuity at the plug and it's getting power so hoping wiring is all ok.
I have read that it's not uncommon for injectors to stick after cleaning if they have been unused for a while. Mine have been fitted, unused, while I built the engine back up so hoping it's nothing major and can be cleaned and tested again. Then go straight back in the car.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2019, 05:13:17 PM
Ok mate cool...can you unstick yourself? Reverse flow..remove 12 v and blow in reverse?

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on April 21, 2019, 05:22:21 PM
Ok mate cool...can you unstick yourself? Reverse flow..remove 12 v and blow in reverse?

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I was wandering if I could unstick it tbh. Although I didn't want to risk damaging it. Figured it was best to send it back to injector tune as they flow tested it the first time and let them sort it.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Jamie R on April 21, 2019, 06:37:27 PM
Ah see Jon!

Carburettors ! its the future. All this damn modern technology!

Keeping it real, keeping it analogue !  :)) :))
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on April 21, 2019, 11:05:27 PM
Ok mate cool...can you unstick yourself? Reverse flow..remove 12 v and blow in reverse?

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I was wandering if I could unstick it tbh. Although I didn't want to risk damaging it. Figured it was best to send it back to injector tune as they flow tested it the first time and let them sort it.

Injectortune are  a good company, I've sent several sets of injectors to them over the years
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 11, 2019, 08:25:51 PM
So I finally got the car running! After speaking to injector tune who cleaned the injectors it turns out they can stick closed after cleaning. So after putting power to it and tapping the metal body it freed up. Put the car back together and it fired up at last!

https://youtu.be/HgQL4XvqSp8 (https://youtu.be/HgQL4XvqSp8)

Everything seems ok so far. The idle is a bit high but I think the IAC valve is sticking. I have improved it since the video but still needs a bit of work to get it perfect.

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Cleaned up the intake pipes as well. Still want to clean the whole bay up more but I'm happy with how it is at the moment.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 24, 2019, 08:39:16 PM
Got a defi din gauge set up to replace the existing gauges and tidy up the interior. I want to get rid of the pillar mount I have at the moment and wanted something that looks almost standard, as personally I'm not a fan of gauges mounted everywhere.

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Comes with everything needed to fit it.

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Decided to tee the water temp sensor in the throttle body coolant hose. Been reading online where to fit it and it seems a popular way too do it on the American forums. Plus it's tidy and hides the sensor out of the way. Ordered the wrong size fittings though so haven't got that sensor fitted yet. Car already had a oil temp gauge so reused the existing oil pedestal adapter for the new sensors.

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Wired it into the CD player loom so it's easy to remove if I ever need to and saved cutting up the cars original wiring loom.

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Can't find a plastic trim anywhere to fit the gauges so figured I'd make of out of mdf and spray it black to match the plastics.

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Got the mdf in primer just need to pick up some paint tomorrow to finish it off.
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on May 25, 2019, 08:50:17 AM
Looks great that. Very oemish.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 25, 2019, 09:18:26 AM
Looks great that. Very oemish.

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Thanks. That's what I was aiming for. I'm finishing it off today so I'll get some pics up of it finished.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on May 25, 2019, 09:20:48 AM
Your interior is very nice mine is not ha ha gaffer taped in places to stop bits falling out on track...

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 25, 2019, 09:29:42 AM
Your interior is very nice mine is not ha ha gaffer taped in places to stop bits falling out on track...

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Haha nothing wrong with a bit of gaffer tape. I'd be too worried about crashing mine to take it on track

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on May 25, 2019, 09:33:39 AM
Now  its shiny and looking splendid..well half of it....those crashing thoughts are creeping into my mind...i may not go on track at JDM combe, ill decide on day or decision will be made for me if it fails mot on summit....i need to dial it in been quite a few changes and will be fresh alignment and a packed show is not the place to push a bad set up.
If its raining no way atall...ha ha.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 25, 2019, 12:28:37 PM


Now  its shiny and looking splendid..well half of it....those crashing thoughts are creeping into my mind...i may not go on track at JDM combe, ill decide on day or decision will be made for me if it fails mot on summit....i need to dial it in been quite a few changes and will be fresh alignment and a packed show is not the place to push a bad set up.
If its raining no way atall...ha ha.

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Yeah first drive out at a busy show probably isn't the best idea. Your car is looking very nice now.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 25, 2019, 12:38:14 PM
Got the trim finished for the defi gauges. Bit more of a Matt finish than I wanted but it will do.

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Also got the correct fittings for the water temp sensor. Got that installed and working.

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Then Finished off getting it in place above the head unit.

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: boosted on May 25, 2019, 04:55:49 PM
Looks smart...bit of laquer for a sheen..

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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Casey on May 25, 2019, 06:30:03 PM
Great to hear engjne back in and running  :)

Looking great  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on May 25, 2019, 09:31:35 PM
Took the car out tonight. Used the opportunity to get a few photos.

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And before anyone asks the tyre marks weren't me. Looks like someone had fun before I got there though.



Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Jamie R on May 26, 2019, 05:12:17 AM
Looks tip top James.  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Casey on May 31, 2019, 11:51:13 AM
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Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Arnie on October 20, 2019, 03:55:50 AM
Wow, this is a bittersweet moment for me. I've been keeping half an eye out for this thread and then during a boring night shift spent wandering the web, BOOM here it is! Made me realise how much I miss the old girl!

She's looking well though, and I'm glad she's gone to someone who has the time to look after her needs and give her the TLC she deserves.

I have to say that I'm a little disappointed to see some of the things you.found on her, WGT is the only place that's done any work on the engine, and I paid handsomely for it, so to see the bodge on the rats nest irked me somewhat. I honestly had no idea about it but it does make sense looking back regarding the way she was running toward the end.

I bought myself an NA MX5 shortly after you took her away, doesn't quite give me the same buzz as the old girl did, but it's RWD and has pop up lights!

Well enjoy her mate, and most importantly, look after her! I hope she puts as many smiles on your face as she did mine, and if you decide you want to get rid at any point, you know where I am! I politely request first dibs!  :))
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: JamesP on October 20, 2019, 07:42:46 PM
Wow, this is a bittersweet moment for me. I've been keeping half an eye out for this thread and then during a boring night shift spent wandering the web, BOOM here it is! Made me realise how much I miss the old girl!

She's looking well though, and I'm glad she's gone to someone who has the time to look after her needs and give her the TLC she deserves.

I have to say that I'm a little disappointed to see some of the things you.found on her, WGT is the only place that's done any work on the engine, and I paid handsomely for it, so to see the bodge on the rats nest irked me somewhat. I honestly had no idea about it but it does make sense looking back regarding the way she was running toward the end.

I bought myself an NA MX5 shortly after you took her away, doesn't quite give me the same buzz as the old girl did, but it's RWD and has pop up lights!

Well enjoy her mate, and most importantly, look after her! I hope she puts as many smiles on your face as she did mine, and if you decide you want to get rid at any point, you know where I am! I politely request first dibs!  :))

Hi John, how's it going? Hope you got the house sorted as I remember you were renovating it when I came to view the car?

I'm glad you've seen the thread and are happy to see how the cars going. I've put a lot of time into her to keep her to the standard you kept her in.

I was also surprised to see what I found after knowing you only had the car looked after by WGT but I've unfortunately been hearing less and less good things about them.

I certainly will continue to enjoy and look after her. Easily one of the best cars I've owned and absolutely love it. I do remember you requesting first dibs if I do ever sell, although everything is for sale for the right offer ;)
Title: Re: James' 92 RZ build
Post by: Arnie on March 03, 2020, 09:26:49 AM
I certainly will continue to enjoy and look after her. Easily one of the best cars I've owned and absolutely love it. I do remember you requesting first dibs if I do ever sell, although everything is for sale for the right offer ;)

Ha ha, now that's a tempting statement!!

House is getting there, not quite finished but almost! It's a shame WGT is going downhill, although I believe there have been some changes recently as one of the partners has retired. I think Pip is now on his own at another location. Anyway, like I say, enjoy the old girl and you never know, once my house is finished and I've replenished my savings I may be in touch!!!  :))