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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2019, 12:49:55 AM »
Went to a local wheel refurb company yesterday to take a look at the wheels. They've been painted grey at some point, but corrosion is breaking through quite badly. We concluded diamond cutting probably wouldn't be the best option, so decided to book the wheels in to be powder coated next week with a silver finish as close to OEM as possible.

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #16 on: July 04, 2019, 08:38:28 AM »
Find some original pictures Malcolm as I have the feeling these were diamond cut on the faces from the factory.

 
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #17 on: July 04, 2019, 09:35:06 AM »
My series 3 wheels looked liked yours Casey,  corrosion under paint.
However the Spare was diamond cut .
From my research Clive is correct and originally diamond cut.
My local refurb place is £90 a wheel on top for Diamond cuttting....thats whether a full face or lip.
I had it done on Eunos bbs wheel lip. Cost £441 for 4 wheels but original and wheels do set a car off. I love em and glad i forked out the extra money. .


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2019, 11:11:51 PM »
My first choice would have been to diamond cut as this was the OEM finish. I did some research and showed some pics to the wheel refurb technician, plus the manager. They advised that diamond cutting my wheels their current state was unlikely to result in a long lasting finish. I was also advised that the recessed/hidden rim design meant there were areas that the cutting tool would be unable to reach. I reluctantly opted for a powder coat in a colour to match OEM. If it doesn't work out, I'll look to buy some new wheels later, but at least they'll be an improvement on their current state.

I was encouraged looking at some of their work and how busy they were. They had some very high end vehicles in the workshop, many customised BMW AMGs and a 4 day old BMW monster 4x4 where the owner scraped a wheel the day he collected the vehicle! I was told BMW had booked the car in to get the wheel sorted for an unnamed VIP client. Football player I reckon  ;)

Loving those BBS wheels Jon  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #19 on: July 05, 2019, 12:12:07 AM »
Just noticed the tyres on your wheel Jon  :)

I've just ordered a set of Uniroyal RainExpert in 195/60 R14 from Camskill to put on my wheels after the refurb. The current tyres have a bit of tread left, but the tyre markings show that are vintage 2008. As the old tyres are having to come off, it would be silly for 11 years old tyres to go back on!
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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 #20 on: February 01, 2020, 09:42:03 AM »
Cleaned her up recently. Gratuitous pics  ;)

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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 #21 on: February 01, 2020, 10:16:34 AM »
Beautiful example Malcolm


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2020, 10:19:16 AM »
Its looks new!!

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2020, 04:06:15 AM »
Looks absolutely stunning

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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #24 on: February 02, 2020, 10:21:12 AM »
Wonderful gratuitous pics  :great:
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #25 on: February 02, 2020, 06:12:31 PM »
I think those pictures do flatter a bit.

Overall though, the paintwork is excellent for a 36 year old car, but with areas that are inevitably showing the effects of wear and tear.
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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 #26 on: February 02, 2020, 06:39:24 PM »
I think those pictures do flatter a bit.

Overall though, the paintwork is excellent for a 36 year old car, but with areas that are inevitably showing the effects of wear and tear.
Seen it in the flesh Malcolm. It’s still stunning


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #27 on: February 02, 2020, 09:00:20 PM »
Very nice looking clean car Malcolm


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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2020, 09:53:01 PM »
Something a little different. The FM radio has never worked in KIMI 3, so I decided to have ago at fixing it.

Getting the radio out of the dash was a bit of a pain, but I got there in the end. I then set up a power supply, aerial and speakers on my workbench to test the unit. Sure enough, no FM radio.

Unit on the bench:






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.
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Re: KIMI 3 - Series 3 FB
« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2020, 09:56:06 PM »
First task, locate the service manual for the Mazda OEM Clarion E950 unit, which cost me $4.95, but gave me access to all the circuit diagrams and PCB layouts I needed  :icon_thumleft: Next step, dismantle it to look for the fault:

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