Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Saturday, 8 December 2007
Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Thursday, 22 November 2007
Sunday, 18 November 2007
A quick wash has the beast looking good again and ready for action. Now how can I stop that squaking from the pins... must be rubbing somewhere...
Monday, 12 November 2007
Friday, 19 October 2007
The old rad had scoring from the fan so this one has a little extra space for the fans just 1mm back. Already noticed fast cool down. So the alloy works well.
Shiny Shiny finish means that part of the under bonnet look is complete. But the tower bar still needs to be replaced.
Stay tuned for the next install----ment.
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Monday, 15 October 2007
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
With the new bonnet, I can't run the Cusco front strut bar. Anyone got one that fits with a AD9 hood? It is further back than standard and a lot higher. I have to trim small parts for the rear holders but the rain trays are a no fit. Water onto/into the air intake... not so good.
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
Monday, 10 September 2007
Friday, 7 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Friday, 31 August 2007
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
Check it out brah! All back together.
Take the Devil (666). Add a slice of General Dynamics F-111 and you get a bit of what this car is like.
It definately wont be long until the green mist lifts and the midnight machine of death is let out on the streets. If you were wondering about whether the car will be a subtle or in your face machine. Well all I can say is "Its subtly in your face."
Sorry for pic quality -- still using my phone camera. 3.1mega pixels of rubbish.
Wednesday, 22 August 2007
Monday, 20 August 2007
Monday, 6 August 2007
Wednesday, 18 July 2007
This has delayed work on the car and the shop is now pretty busy so there will be a bit more time. In some ways it's good because the primer and filler will have cured properly by now, but it in most ways it's bad because I wont have the car back when I expected. But I would rather have the job done perfect than exactly on time.
I also ordered the RE-Amemiya AD Hood 9 in Carbon and their expected delivery date is the End of August, so I guess thats my new finish date with the new rad, clutch and gauges fully installed, suspension aligned and sorted. If it takes longer, I will have to VENT on someone... get it? haha.
Anyway, lets hope all goes smoothly, then i can go for a long drive.
Tuesday, 10 July 2007
Sunday, 1 July 2007
Wednesday, 27 June 2007
Tuesday, 26 June 2007
The Hulk, Shrek I II and III, Green as in sick, Ecology, save the trees and anything else.
Get it out of your system now because the Green Machine is coming.
Paint should start end of this or early next week.
Mazda Mx5 Metallic Green. Similar to Jaguar Racing Green. hard to tell with the flash on.
The car has been pulled apart the rear hatch is off also so the sills can be painted properly.
Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Monday, 11 June 2007
Tuesday, 5 June 2007
Friday, 1 June 2007
Stay tuned for pics on Tuesday as thats the first chance I will get to go to the body shop.
Also side winkers are here. Yip Yop Yip Yop Yip Yop Yip Yop ;)
Speedy service as usual from Newera in Japan with a 2 day turnaround.
Japanese companies know about service and supply is very good.
Craft Square will take a while though cause everything is custom made.
Tuesday, 29 May 2007
Advan RS + Advan Neova are Mounted! And the verdict is in that they look awesome!I picked them up this afternoon and Miguel and I couldn't resist a test fit. I didn't have the spacers, but there should be enough room to house these puppies. yummy yummy!
When we dropped past the workshop, the rear fender inners were done so we whacked them on. With the wheels on without spacers they almost fit flush with the standard body. now slightly flared. + 25 mm spacer should push them out perfectly for the +20mm fenders.
I don't know who is more excited me or super smiley, Miguel. Big thanks for transporting wheels around all day. Progressing along nicely. Now the wheels are at home again away from the dirty paint shop.
Cant wait.... Russ.
Wind Tunnel Test CD CL(r)
Standard Mazda Wing 0.351 0.001
FD-02 (WING LOW) 0.373 0.008
FD-02 (WING MID) 0.380 -0.047
FD-02 (WING HIGH) 0.389 -0.103