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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2020, 12:58:55 PM »
I certainly can't complain for a 36 year old car Wayne  :great:

Shame is, plans to take it to events look like it's not going to happen for many months  :(
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Keep applying the wax , can’t see any social gatherings going on for a very long time .


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2021, 02:28:03 PM »
Well, not much mileage on KIMI 3 over the past year, but she is safely tucked away in my garage most of the time, with a smart battery charger connected. I try and take her out about every 4-6 weeks for a 20-25 mile run, when the roads are dry.

She did have one very enjoyable long trip up to the Yakushi show in August though: http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=85085

I've done no major work on her (well, compared to others like Jamie, Jarno, Clive and Grant!), but I did attend to some nasty rust around the rear suspension mounts, both sides, on the inside. Patches had already been welded on the outside, but whoever did the work didn't paint over the inside of the job!! Pictures of the exterior patch one side; plus inside before and after clean up, but before full POR15 treatment and seam sealant. Can't find the final pics at the moment, but happy the corrosion has been dealt with in those two areas.





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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2021, 02:30:37 PM »
I did have to get a tiny patch done on the floorpan behind the driver's seat. Some pinholes had developed there!
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2021, 02:40:40 PM »
And a little bit of work was needed to deal with some passenger side wheelarch corrosion.

Removed all visible rust, area treated, filler applied, primer, base and lacquered. Not 100% happy with the final result, but it'll do for now. At least least it should stop the rot. I will try and get some old oil down the inside, between the body panels when I get the chance.






RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #49 on: March 06, 2021, 02:44:55 PM »
I tidied up those horrid fusible links and the fuse holder, cleaning up the plastics and metalwork too;
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RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #50 on: March 06, 2021, 02:51:58 PM »
Thought I should renew the original fuel pipes in the engine bay. The ends of the pipe were perished, but a cut through another section of the pipe showed the pipe to be in good condition.



RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2021, 02:54:04 PM »
New fuel pipes and clips  :)



RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2021, 02:58:43 PM »
Tarted up the radiator front cover too. Replaced the fixings with stainless steel bolts:



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RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2021, 03:14:21 PM »
Good work Malcolm.

Progress is progress no matter how big or small. You done the important stuff of tin worm.

Thankfully that’s one thing I don’t need to worry about


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #54 on: March 08, 2021, 07:06:09 AM »
Good job sir!

Damn I love FBees

Umm, which Kimi did have some Finnish parts on it?

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2021, 11:19:12 AM »

Umm, which Kimi did have some Finnish parts on it?


The air filter housing went on KIMI 2 - so Ian Mothersole now has that one. I've cleaned up the rear light clusters ready for KIMI 1 and saved the LH rearview mirror for KIMI 1. However, not sure about the mirror? It should be OK, but it's for a LHD car, so the adjustment range might not be correct for a RHD seated driver? If it's wrong, I may be able to dismantle and tweak  ;)
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
RX-7, KIMI 1, 1st Gen S2, Silver,1983 - SORN
RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2021, 11:34:55 AM »
 Very nice!
Damn I love FBees
Me too! :sign0098:
No braps, just hmmmmmm

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #57 on: March 08, 2021, 11:53:09 AM »
BTW I thought this was KIMI I. I see now the error of my ways.  ;)
No braps, just hmmmmmm

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #58 on: March 08, 2021, 12:41:00 PM »

Umm, which Kimi did have some Finnish parts on it?


The air filter housing went on KIMI 2 - so Ian Mothersole now has that one. I've cleaned up the rear light clusters ready for KIMI 1 and saved the LH rearview mirror for KIMI 1. However, not sure about the mirror? It should be OK, but it's for a LHD car, so the adjustment range might not be correct for a RHD seated driver? If it's wrong, I may be able to dismantle and tweak  ;)
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