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Old 09-18-2014, 03:29 PM   #261
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Just kidding...

I lust after an FD
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:32 PM   #262
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NO! Buying a Miata is the only wise choice. You will be eternally happy and life will never be better.

Trust me...
You will also be called queer, *** got and you won't hook up with any hot girl. Miatas are called bitch cars even if you put a big loud turbo with one of those whale spoilers tall enough to hit a parking lot roof you would not intimidate anyone on the street, not even a non-turbo dodge neon driven by a 15 year old kid.

FDs on the other hand have retained their value, they are timeless machines to be exact. to remind you FDs are 1993-1995 cars and still look compared to sport cars available today, and in such condition they are hard to find.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:02 PM   #263
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^my wife is hot,
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:35 PM   #264
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I can't believe how futuristic the gauge cluster is arranged. It's one of my favorite parts about the car.


Also the car gave inspiration to the nb. I see so many parts and angles of the fd that are similar.
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I can't believe how futuristic the gauge cluster is arranged. It's one of my favorite parts about the car.
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even if you put a big loud turbo with one of those whale spoilers tall enough to hit a parking lot roof you would not intimidate anyone on the street, not even a non-turbo dodge neon driven by a 15 year old kid.
So if I put one of those spoilers on my corolla winter beater I'll be able to intidimidate people? Should've thought about it before!
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:17 AM   #267
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I installed two new Mazda belts. Sucked because I did it all on no knowledge. In doing so I did break a bolt head off the airpump which we tried to extract. Made a new tap and the new bolt pattern wouldn't fit through the bracket underneath the airpump. So I said **** it. I'll get one at pettit racing for cheap.

Not so much, it cost 100 but it was a low mileage pump. I could have deleted the pump but I'd rather do so with a powerfc so the car runs better if I did a delete without the powerfc. Anyways I got everything together and it's running perfect. I also installed a new mazda fuel filter.

Tomorrow the aluminum air separator tank will go in with a new from mazda center console bezel.
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:17 AM   #268
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Interior shot for those who asked. Cell phone quality no filter


2014-09-22_10-32-14 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr
2014-09-22_10-31-05 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr
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Old 09-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #269
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Update:


IMG_20140925_113004 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


IMG_20140925_091341 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr
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Old 09-30-2014, 10:52 AM   #270
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I have contributed my first "How to Thread" on a shifter rebuild.

This is what I performed this morning"

This morning I gathered the parts to rebuild the shifter top to bottom.

20140930_074513 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


I started by removing the Center Console Bezel and un-clipping the connectors to the fog lights, defroster, bulb to the ashtray etc.

There are 4 10 mm bolts for the upper dust boot.




20140930_071956 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr



One of the reason why I am rebuilding the shifter is because I know how 21 years is on rubber. Especially brittle mazdas' shifts boots from my previous ownership of a 99 miata. They are very similar in design and parts. So this rebuild is very familiar to me.


20140930_072301 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


After removing the upper boot, you can see the lower boot torn as well being held in place with 3 10mm bolts.


20140930_072405 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


In the file folder of receipts that I inherited with the purchase of my rx7 last month from the one owner who saved everything, I saw that the bushings were replaced a while back but still wanted to do the job myself to have that security of knowing it is new and done in my ownership of the vehicle.

20140930_072944 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


The Paper Gasket that is married to the lower dust boot from factory is now stuck on the turret. I had to scrape it off carefully



20140930_073058 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


Down in the turret you can see a bushing and underneath that is a spring washer. To get this out I need to use a hammer and a socket extension that fit perfectly to nudge that pin back.

replace the broken spring washer on the bottom of the lip first then the bushing. The cutout of the bushing should be facing where the pin will be reinserted. I used a crowbar to push the pin back in. This was the only part that I felt need attention.


20140930_073811 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


When I removed the bushing the flex washer was broken so be careful not letting the fragmented parts fall in the turret. This is what I pulled out


20140930_074159 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


I reassembled the shifter with new parts and very mildly lubed the shifter to slide the lower dust boot over. Prior to doing so make sure the new bushing and clamp flexed washer is connected. You can see indention on the bushing where the washer clamps over. Be gently not to bend the clamps. The was faces up.

I put 4oz. of transmission fluid in the turret.

20140930_080925 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


Now we need to make sure the bushing that we inserted on the side of the shifter ball is facing that Pin we talked about earlier. I used a rubber mallet to tap the shifter back in place with the bottom bushing inserting into the turret. Again, gentle.


I slipped the upper boot over the shifter with some lube so it was easy to slide over and tightend the nuts done in a star formation.

20140930_082529 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


The top boot I received goes over the shifter and has a lip to go over the dust boot/middle boot and fits perfect


20140930_082657 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr


Place the new heat shield over the shifter like so and reassemble the connectors to the center console and were done.


20140930_082749 by rocketeerbandit, on Flickr
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Amazing how similar that is to the Miata shifter. I wonder if a Miata shifter would fit? The business end looks extremely similar to the NA.
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If the lore is to be believed, the transmissions are the same.
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Old 10-06-2014, 01:38 AM   #273
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Gerald is this your former car?

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Old 10-07-2014, 09:56 PM   #274
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Apparently it is. Whatevr.
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Pretty sketchy add, very few pictures and they mostly seem to be your pics too.
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but it's 260 RELIABLE horsepower and torque. It's up to it.
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Maybe they will blow it up before it sells.
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So a few things:

Kept checking my oil levels and the oil gauge on the cluster was acting sporadic. Oil wwas decreasing but I wasn't seeing much on the ground where I parked. Just a drip. So I called Lowes automotive and brought the car in where the motor was completely rebuilt by the shop.-

Come to find out, the oil send get unit seal was leaking and it was replaced under there warranty even being the second owner. They were very helpful. Thought the motor is not a year old yet.

So I found out yesterday that the drivers side fan isn't kicking on. Checked the fuse and it's still intact. The passenger is working fine. I confirmed the malfunction turning on the ac when both fans are supposed to kick on.-

So I'm trying to find out if I should get a new oem fan motor or go after market and purchase a fan setup like spal?

Also, does anyone know of any nice gauges other aem
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Also, does anyone know of any nice gauges other aem
When I get to it. I am replacing the autometer setup in mine with Defi pieces.
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I think I want to do a tach instead of digital this time and make it classy

I just ordered two new fan motors. Gonna replace both while I'm down in there. Mazda sold me the pair for a little under 200 each which is 7 dollars above cost for them. They were awesome and helpful. They are probably going to be installed tomorrow
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