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wotmazda
09-12-09, 09:02 PM
As a few of you know,

I have recently joined a group of panelshops / smash repairers here in Sydney

I have always been a Mazda fan and a keen follower / supporter / racer of the 1/4 mile of black stuff

I had already started a project prior to this change, which I was trying to run a 10 for $10k and was making pretty good progress

Here was the car

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/7233/bp6b1fbwkkgrhgookjcejll.jpg[/url

And I thought I was doing pretty well until I had a chassis bloke look at her - who showed me all of this

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/6098/workshop1109078.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/workshop1109078.jpg/)

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/5065/workshop1109079.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/workshop1109079.jpg/)

So after a bit of thought - we decided to throw the budget out the window and do this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/7447/getattachment3o.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/getattachment3o.jpg/)

Will post updates of the nice new parts coming from the states and progress as we go

If the Mighty ALCHO12A can run a 8.1

Hopefully the PANELCORP RX3 can go quicker (with Steve, Dale, Dave, Chris, Rob and a heap of other guys support)

STAY TUNED

bigmuz
09-12-09, 09:31 PM
Are you a panel beater?

JayTHEFordman
09-12-09, 09:51 PM
Keep it poo brown and you're on a winner :)

wotmazda
10-12-09, 07:36 AM
Nah,

I am not a panelbeater myself

I have about 10 of them that work for us in 3 shops in NSW (if that helps)

Will put up some more pics of the bits that have arrived tonight

Cheers

Chris

Bermo
10-12-09, 12:24 PM
Why not buy ALCHO12A chassis and fix that?

Would save you a heap of $$

MIZ RX3
10-12-09, 12:43 PM
808 Mock up hehehe

10sec rx7
10-12-09, 05:00 PM
keen for this one.. this puppy is going straight into the 7sec zone!

wotmazda
10-12-09, 05:36 PM
I know Steve and ALCHO12A very well

It's not that I don't have the balls for a small tyre car - I just have the brains to build a big tyre one !!!

Steve will be heavily involved in this project, as will the boys at Castle Hill Exhaust / Performance and all those who helped Steve too

Yes it's an 808 - I am not going to cut up a GEN RX3 for a drag car - may build a tasty street one later !!!

OK,

Here are the start of the nice new expensive bits to get this revised project underway

I won't be cutting any corners on this build - given the time cards we are chasing

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7169/getattachment4lt.jpg (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/getattachment4lt.jpg/)

Will post some other pics as the parts arrive

Sucker
10-12-09, 08:29 PM
Was this car in Tasmania?

What engine and drive line are you thinking of putting in it?

wotmazda
11-12-09, 05:21 PM
Best photo I have so far !!!

http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/9058/workshop1109081.jpg (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/workshop1109081.jpg/)

Not going to be much room for anything behind the Driver's seat

Wheel tubs will be above parcel shelf height

Motor wise - we will not be running a 12A - Steve and ALCHO will be back and I will just be embarassed

Got pics of the diff and shocks coming this weekend (I hope)

buzz
11-12-09, 10:21 PM
http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7169/getattachment4lt.jpg (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/getattachment4lt.jpg/)


Ooh. That chassis rail is a nice bit of work.

wotmazda
16-12-09, 03:27 PM
First mock up shots

Damn he is making fast progress!!! :bounce3: :bounce3:

http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/7509/dscf1980r.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/dscf1980r.jpg/)

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6806/dscf1981.jpg (http://img38.imageshack.us/i/dscf1981.jpg/)

Diff Housing and shocks have arrived - Just waiting on pics !!!

bigmuz
16-12-09, 06:22 PM
That jig is awesome!

wotmazda
16-12-09, 07:27 PM
Yeah Bigmuz - it looks pretty funny sitting on those tyres

Car has actually been on a jig since and was found to be twisted following the hack job done by the last Guy

Been pulled straight and now the rails and bits are starting to go in

Pretty easy to twist a Mazda when only the roof is hodling it together:knock:

wotmazda
18-12-09, 03:41 PM
First real weekly update today

Another round of mock up shots

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/7996/dscf1990y.jpg (http://img7.imageshack.us/i/dscf1990y.jpg/)

Ride height is going to be approx 100mm from the ground to the sill :owned:

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/1479/dscf1996r.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/dscf1996r.jpg/)

Going to look DAMN TOUGH from behind (go the tassie plate!!)

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/1442/dscf1994m.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/dscf1994m.jpg/)

Hopefully will have some bits welded in and the new fabricated diff housing to show you guys next week !!

HoonBoy
18-12-09, 06:00 PM
Are they Rod Andrews rails?

Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.

69r1
18-12-09, 06:31 PM
Lookin sweet there Chris. I might have to hurry up with the engine at this rate.

Fondles
18-12-09, 06:41 PM
Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.

When did 100mm to the sills become "high" for a purpose built drag car ??

HoonBoy
18-12-09, 07:29 PM
Last time I looked most were about 40mm off the ground.

Fondles
18-12-09, 08:35 PM
Last time I looked most were about 40mm off the ground.
40mm you say, got some pics.

wotmazda
18-12-09, 09:22 PM
100mm or 4 inches is about the average for a purpose built car

You still need clearance for a sump and bounce from wheels up on a launch

I havn't seen a single 1/2 or 3/4 chassis car with much less ground clearance that what we are aiming for

Its less than a can of coke off the ground !!!!

buzz
18-12-09, 10:14 PM
Am bloody impressed with the bends they put into those chassis rails with fairly minimal deformation.

Sucker
18-12-09, 10:40 PM
Looking good.




Why so high? 100mm is high for a purpose built drag car.

I slightly remember reading something about a andra rule that 100mm is the lowest you could go, but that may have been for the front nose/wing.

HoonBoy
19-12-09, 08:47 AM
100mm or 4 inches is about the average for a purpose built car

You still need clearance for a sump and bounce from wheels up on a launch

I havn't seen a single 1/2 or 3/4 chassis car with much less ground clearance that what we are aiming for

Its less than a can of coke off the ground !!!!

Yeah I was thinking full chassis, not 1/2 3/4 cars.


Am bloody impressed with the bends they put into those chassis rails with fairly minimal deformation.

+1, hence wanting to know who made them!


Looking good.



I slightly remember reading something about a andra rule that 100mm is the lowest you could go, but that may have been for the front nose/wing.

Maybe super street or one of the lower classes, but the quick end has bugger all clearance. Try to drive over a coke can with a pro stocker.

wotmazda
19-12-09, 09:37 AM
The rails came from the States

Well check with the Anthony (chassis guy) if he is happy for me to let you know from where

They are a higher strength steel than the normal blue boxed tube used for chassis, and as there are no welds the structural integrity is much higher

They are also bent up prior to being shipped and arrive as you see them !!!

wotmazda
24-12-09, 07:25 AM
Well Santa arrived a little bit early for me this year with my diff and shocks arriving this week (a little late - but who cares) and the Guys at CONCEPT PAINTS have offered to sponsor the car for all the paintwork and consumables require to get this little beast looking race ready

Matt at CONCEPT PAINTS was very keen to help out and all I can say is Thanks !!

NEW Currie F9 Custom Housing - Put together by Altra9 up in QLD

Dammn Sexy piece of Gear !!

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/9343/image006ky.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/image006ky.jpg/)

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/8435/mazda002.jpg (http://img192.imageshack.us/i/mazda002.jpg/)

NEW Strange Engineering Coil Overs & Custom Springs

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/8783/mazda001.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/mazda001.jpg/)

New Turbo & Gate have been ordered from Mike Turbo in the US and will hopefully arrive early in the New Year !!

69r1
24-12-09, 10:14 AM
Looking unreal there Chris. Love the Chrissie pressie's.

Mmmmmm Mike Turbo. :worship:

RotaUte
28-12-09, 12:43 AM
Nice work, diff housing is a nice piece of work hey. I was almost going for a Track 9 until they released those.

wotmazda
02-01-10, 09:12 PM
Turbo's HERE !!!

BOOOOOSSSSTTTTTTEEEYYYYYYY

10sec rx7
02-01-10, 09:24 PM
is this turbo the 82/80???

you still have the 80/80?

wotmazda
02-01-10, 09:42 PM
Dale,

Check your PM

Cheers

Chris

wotmazda
06-01-10, 05:43 PM
Little bit of an update

Some goodies finally arrived from MIKE TURBO in the US

Damn I love the current exchange rates

BRAND NEW – Borg Warner S400 80MM Turbo to suit my application

Still in the wrapping (mandatory beer can for size reference)

http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/7176/img1713b.jpg (http://img682.imageshack.us/i/img1713b.jpg/)

Unwrapped – It’s a big F*@ker

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5831/img1714n.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/img1714n.jpg/)

Front on view of the Turbo (makes my can of NEW look like a snack size)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7457/img1715.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/img1715.jpg/)


http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7726/img1717.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/img1717.jpg/)

Impeller Wheel – DAMN BIG

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5721/img1716s.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/img1716s.jpg/)

BRAND NEW – Tial 60MM RACEGATE (in shiny silver)

http://img138.imageshack.us/img138/6258/img1711u.jpg (http://img138.imageshack.us/i/img1711u.jpg/)

Next to the same Beer Can (no I wasn’t spending that much time taking photos)

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/1685/img1712f.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/img1712f.jpg/)

Motor details are almost finalized and I will post another update next week

Hopefully will have seen more from the Chassis shop by then as well

Welcome to 2010 !!!!:knock:

Cameron_Datto
06-01-10, 07:28 PM
Have you checked out http://rx3parts.com/rx3partsmain.html

wotmazda
15-01-10, 07:52 AM
Weekly Update Time

Most of the clip has been welded in this week and is starting to take shape

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/9379/mazda004.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/mazda004.jpg/)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9937/image007ci.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/image007ci.jpg/)

The cage has started to be bent up (I am still deciding on how far to go with the cage)

Cage is bent up out of Racetech tube and will be certainly strong enough to keep me out of trouble

http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2933/mazda005.jpg (http://img85.imageshack.us/i/mazda005.jpg/)

Biggest update for the week is that the Diff Housing is almost ready to install with the 4 link brackets and support braces all welded on – It sure looks the business !!

Here’s a pic of it after it had come back from being welded – sitting waiting to go to it’s HOME!!

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9153/image011ch.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/image011ch.jpg/)

I am still deciding on whether to run a set of Gun Drilled 40 spline axles or to use the Strange Two-Piece axles that are rated to sub 7.50s

Any advice or experience with either the Strange 40’s or the Strange two-piece would be great !!!

BoganDAVE
15-01-10, 10:08 AM
is that the s400 with the t6 rear? What did it cost you landed?

buzz
16-01-10, 10:02 AM
Still in the wrapping (mandatory beer can for size reference)
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7457/img1715.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/img1715.jpg/)


Beer can for size reference > mobile phone for size reference. Clearly it is the new coolness.

wotmazda
19-01-10, 02:20 PM
Got some better pics of the diff housing and brackets all welded up from the Chassis Shop

BEST LOOKING DIFF I HAVE EVER SEEN - Yes I am biased

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6987/workshopjan10018.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10018.jpg/)

Apparently it took him over 9 hours to fit the plates and brace the diff because of how short the housing is and where the mounts had to go

Thank Christ I am not paying him by the hour !!!

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/2286/workshopjan10019.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10019.jpg/)

C0V3R
19-01-10, 07:25 PM
Geez thats a stubby diff.

wotmazda
24-01-10, 06:46 PM
Only a little update this week

Start of the welding of the cage and the mainhoop

Chassis guy left his camera at home and I am too far away to go take pics!!!!

The start of the cage

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/8753/workshopjan10017.jpg (http://img40.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10017.jpg/)

The view from outside

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1958/workshopjan10016.jpg (http://img638.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10016.jpg/)

It’s amazing to realize just how much steel goes in to making a proper cage – another 3 lengths of tube arrived this week to go in to her (3 x 7.2m = 21.6M of rollcage) - this is on top of what has already been installed or purchased !!

You can’t see it in these pics, but the rear clip has been braced through square tube in the sills all the way past the “B” pillar and also has a series of brace plates and anchors in the rear

Hopefully get a bigger update next week

wotmazda
31-01-10, 04:09 PM
Only a little update this week

Chassis Guy is having Camera Dramas - so all I got was one lousy pic from his phone

DIFF HOUSING IS IN

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/8642/diffin.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/i/diffin.jpg/)

Hopefully getting the final pricing on the Strange Engineering bits I need to finish the rear end tomorrow

Got some great advice at the Track on Friday night, so we can push ahead with the balance of the cage now

Groovie you are a Legend !!!

bigmuz
31-01-10, 04:19 PM
I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.

profi
31-01-10, 04:32 PM
What is the reasoning behind making a "roof hoop" instead of 2 a pillar bars and a window bar joining them...

wotmazda
31-01-10, 06:25 PM
I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.

Car was on a jig for the rear rails install - to be measured, pulled and welded

The rest of it is based off Mazda and what went in to the rear end

It is not a "Chassis Car" but a back halfed 808

Will build a true chassis car once $$ allow

Measurements are true, welds are strong and fabrication is better than most of the other POS mazda's out there

Will run true and straight once on the black stuff !!!

PSi13L
01-02-10, 08:23 PM
Lookin' good Chris.

Good to see something new to scare the neighborhood kids!

Do ya get a discount from Strange cause your axles are only 20cms long?

wotmazda
04-02-10, 02:41 PM
Had a few people ask about who is carrying out the work on the car

All the Chassis work and related fitment is being done by

AW FABRICATIONS
0400 512 585

I will put up who the other supporters are once they start doing there bits (or I at least put up the pics of their work)

Fondles
04-02-10, 03:15 PM
I have never heard of anyone not building a chassis car on a jig.

Neither of the Nastybug cars were built on a Jig, Or the "Mad Morrie" Outlaw Morris Minor for that matter.

wotmazda
04-02-10, 05:49 PM
Sorry Mate,

Should have answered earlier

2 main reasons

1) Less welds on rollover protection = stronger cage if ever needed

2) Sits low enough to get the tig welder around to the top for the funny car driver protection

Many cars have pretty suspect welds across the tops of the joins - this way we get added strength and welds I can show ANDRA at tech inspection time

PM me if you want more info

Cheers

profi
04-02-10, 05:49 PM
What is the reasoning behind making a "roof hoop" instead of 2 a pillar bars and a window bar joining them...

Bump?

HoonBoy
04-02-10, 06:23 PM
1) Less welds on rollover protection = stronger cage if ever needed


How do you figure that? I count the same amount of welds...

Kaiser
04-02-10, 06:57 PM
Lookin' good Chris.

Good to see something new to scare the neighborhood kids!

Do ya get a discount from Strange cause your axles are only 20cms long?

And if they misbehave, threaten to feed them to the turbo...

profi
04-02-10, 06:57 PM
Why wouldn't you cut some holes in the floor drop the cage down and weld the tops of the bars perfectly, that has to potential of folding up a little in a roll over, probably at its most vulnerable if it hit right on the bend of the bar, is this method used much in drag racing?

HoonBoy
04-02-10, 08:23 PM
That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)

It's the "normal" way of building a cage. You end up with four holes for the main hoop and front legs to go down in which are then covered over with the plates for the legs to mount on to. You have heaps of room to weld the bars and doesn't impact on the structural integrity of the roof at all, it's not touched. (You can also do it with holes for the front legs only if needed, but it's not as easy to get to the joins for the front legs/main hoop.

I'm not saying this has been done the "wrong" way, but it is different to what I have seen and am interested in the reason for the difference.

PSi13L
04-02-10, 08:23 PM
Why wouldn't you cut some holes in the floor drop the cage down and weld the tops of the bars perfectly, that has to potential of folding up a little in a roll over, probably at its most vulnerable if it hit right on the bend of the bar, is this method used much in drag racing?

That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)!

P.S. GO FUCK YOURSELF!

profi
04-02-10, 10:22 PM
That would be a fuck load of holes and unnecessary work given the standard Mazda roof has the structural integrity of a 16 year old Mt. Druitt hooker's hymen (cunt film)!

P.S. GO FUCK YOURSELF!


Small brained man, how did you think they have got past this issue since welded in cages have been made compulsory in motor racing?






Hoonboy knows whats going on...

wotmazda
05-02-10, 06:20 AM
I spoke to Anthony (chassis bloke) and it is his preference to use the one piece roof hoop

He believes it is stonger and that the racetech tube will take anything the wall / black stuff can thow at it if I end up on my roof

Anyway - I just pay the bills !!!!

Have got some great pics of what he has done this week and will post them up later

He is powering through it at the moment !!!

Jason Broadhurst
05-02-10, 06:55 AM
Got some better pics of the diff housing and brackets all welded up from the Chassis Shop

BEST LOOKING DIFF I HAVE EVER SEEN - Yes I am biased

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/6987/workshopjan10018.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10018.jpg/)

Apparently it took him over 9 hours to fit the plates and brace the diff because of how short the housing is and where the mounts had to go

Thank Christ I am not paying him by the hour !!!

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/2286/workshopjan10019.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/workshopjan10019.jpg/)

I can't see any watts linkage mounting points? you're doing it wrong

wotmazda
06-02-10, 02:47 PM
Weekly update time

He is motoring along at the moment

Tops of the tyres are where the parcel shelf used to be !!!

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/5052/100203.jpg (http://img218.imageshack.us/i/100203.jpg/)

Cage is starting to take shape

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/8750/1002031b.jpg (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/1002031b.jpg/)

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/8406/1002032p.jpg (http://img300.imageshack.us/i/1002032p.jpg/)

So little MAZDA is left !!

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/2192/1002033r.jpg (http://img15.imageshack.us/i/1002033r.jpg/)

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/6842/workshopfeb10002.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/workshopfeb10002.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/539/workshopfeb10004.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/workshopfeb10004.jpg/)

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/4579/workshopfeb10005.jpg (http://img4.imageshack.us/i/workshopfeb10005.jpg/)


New bits are about to be ordered

McDonald Bros anti roll bar kit (not watts linkage as suggested above)
McDonald Bros custom wheelie bars
Strange Axles and Brakes
Will post some pics of the bits as they arrive !!!!

10sec rx7
06-02-10, 04:12 PM
looking good mate
dont use the mcdonald bros sway bar or wheelie bars..

use the ARC stuff. much better design

wotmazda
07-02-10, 01:48 PM
Sent you a PM

wotmazda
13-02-10, 07:10 AM
Weekly update time

Funny car cage is underway and looks the goods

http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9877/mazda001s.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/mazda001s.jpg/)

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/8435/mazda002.jpg (http://img502.imageshack.us/i/mazda002.jpg/)

http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/2933/mazda005.jpg (http://img259.imageshack.us/i/mazda005.jpg/)

Anti Roll Bar and Wheelie bars leave Sydney on Monday

Wheelie bar kit is over 2m long to try and balance the car on the back wheels

Didn’t realize just how much effort was going to be required to keep this thing going forward

Got to stop doing everything over the top !!!!!!

wayno1600
13-02-10, 09:22 AM
looking good mate , its all taking shape pretty quick. have you settled on a colour yet?

wotmazda
15-02-10, 08:21 AM
Nah

No colour choices as yet

Will be something that suits work and my use for the car

Think - Shiny & Fast !!!

wotmazda
25-02-10, 05:24 PM
Weekly Update Time

Missed last week due to some delays in getting some parts down to Tassie

Rod Andrews makes good stuff, but took a fair while to get the stuff in a box and shipped

According to Anthony the bits have arrived as more of a “build it yourself” surprise than a ready to assemble kit as they were described as

Anyway – what’s a few more $$ in welding and setting stuff up

OK,

Here are a few pics of the car as at today

Funny Car Cage is almost complete and side intrusion bars are in and welded

Cage is through the firewall to the front struts and front dash bar goes in today or tomorrow (can't see it in these pics)

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4977/workshopfeb25.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/i/workshopfeb25.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/42/workshopfeb252.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/workshopfeb252.jpg/)

Will hopefully get some axles ordered this week after being f*&ked around by Xtreme Racecars in the States

Was about to desposit the money for the axles and brakes and they have just fallen off the edge of the earth

If anyone reading this knows the guys (they advertise on racingjunk), can you please let me know what happened to them

Will put up another update soon

PSi13L
25-02-10, 07:58 PM
Lookin' shit hot buddy.

ETA to drunken skids out the front.........?

wotmazda
05-03-10, 05:03 PM
Weekly Update Time

The gear from Rod Andrews has finally arrived – apparently his “Wheelie Bar Kit” is much more of a jigsaw puzzle than I expected

Another $$$ to get Anthony to put it together

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8273/mazdafeb10005.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/mazdafeb10005.jpg/)
Rose joints for everyone

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/304/mazdafeb10004.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/mazdafeb10004.jpg/)

Hope it came with instructions !!!!! - Actually it didn't !!

Back to the Car

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1584/mazdafeb10003.jpg (http://img444.imageshack.us/i/mazdafeb10003.jpg/)

Most of the Funny car cage is completed now

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5859/mazdafeb10002.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/mazdafeb10002.jpg/)

http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1574/mazdafeb10001.jpg (http://img176.imageshack.us/i/mazdafeb10001.jpg/)

This week should see the front bars and bar work in to the struts knocked over

I know he has been finishing the blown V8 this week as it’s off to Melbourne for a spray – so I am sure we will see more progress over the next few weeks – 1 less Ford to deal with !!!

wotmazda
14-03-10, 03:39 PM
Weekly Update Time

Thought I would show you guys what will be powering this little monster along !!!

I know a few of you were hoping I would go 12A – but I am very confident a certain 12A will be back out soon and I will only embarrass myself

So we have decided to go the tried & tested path for this one


Engine is being built with help from the following guys:


Steve Barnfather (69R1) for all assembly, final porting and little tricks – think more HP for everyone!!

Rohan (Extreme Rotaries) for machine work, clearancing, balancing and porting

Kev Webb (South Coast Rotary) for seals


S4/5 13B

Extreme Rotaries PR spec Bridgeport (final porting by Steve)

Extreme Rotaries clearanced rotors

Dowelled (no stud kit on this one)

Modified Oil galleries

Modified heaps of other things – proving again why I have good friends I trust with this shit !!


Here are a few pics to show you where we are heading

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4166/motor1q.jpg (http://img22.imageshack.us/i/motor1q.jpg/)

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/5431/motor2b.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/motor2b.jpg/)

After a bit of decision making, I have decided to use all the manifolds and cooler I got from Mark Borg and the Mr Enforcer RX3 – I figure if it has already run a 7 – why change it !!

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8285/0image270.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/0image270.jpg/)


On a different topic – Big thanks to Lee (NFS13B) for hooking me up with Strange Engineering in the US

After being f*#ked around by a few of their wholesalers, I have gone straight to the source and my new 40 spline axles and pro race brake kit are on there way here !!

Will hopefully land in the next few weeks

OKE020
14-03-10, 07:48 PM
Wow thats alot of bars :)

buzz
14-03-10, 07:56 PM
Good solid looking cage. Heres hoping that you never need to test it.

What is the upper and lower inlet manifold?

BeverlyHillsCop
14-03-10, 08:05 PM
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/1574/mazdafeb10001.jpg

Just looking at the ROP here... whats stopping it from from just collapsing in a roll over/heavy impact???
I don't profess to know everything about roll cages, but it just goes against everything i've ever seen/told/experienced etc...

just interested in hearing why its built that way?

10sec rx7
14-03-10, 09:44 PM
the roll over hoop connects to the floor

bigmuz
14-03-10, 09:59 PM
Taking two shots at Rod Andrews is pretty harsh. If you asked the right questions you would have got the right answers.

wotmazda
15-03-10, 06:49 AM
Wasn't taking a shot

Just showing my lack of knowledge on the topic

First time building one from scratch and it's easy to see why there are so many unfinished projects out there - every time I think I am nearing the home straight - something else gets in the way

The Strange wholesaler that stuffed me around was Xtreme Racecars in the states - has almost deposited the money and they stopped returing emails and calls - thank christ it took me a few more days to get the $$ together

BeverlyHillsCop
15-03-10, 06:21 PM
the roll over hoop connects to the floor

yeah i noticed it but was wondering about whole setup in front of that...

10sec rx7
15-03-10, 06:33 PM
thats to stop sideways impacts,

BeverlyHillsCop
15-03-10, 06:34 PM
thnk u :)

wotmazda
22-03-10, 08:02 PM
Weekly Update Time

No real updates on the car at the moment – work is underway but nothing worth getting photos of!!

Motor is a different story though – Will hopefully be assembled this week (or next given Compak Attack and Steve’s work schedule)

Will be out at the track myself – reminding me why I am so keen to get this one running

Porting is finished – I will keep some secrets on this build – but thought I would show you all the masterful porting on the exhaust side

Standard 13B (near enough anyway)

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/8278/motor3n.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/motor3n.jpg/)

My 13B !!!!

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/3509/motor4.jpg (http://img220.imageshack.us/i/motor4.jpg/)

Think we may just be able to flow enough to get that big TURBO spinning !!!

profi
22-03-10, 08:29 PM
Chassis wise on a drag car, what do you aim for, torsional rigidity or to build enough flex into it to act like a damper?

wotmazda
28-03-10, 05:01 PM
Weekly Update Time

Back to the car this week and Anthony has been making some great progress

I think she is nearly ready for her ANDRA pre-tech inspection on the cage

The Funny Car cage has more bars than your average prison now and looks very much like it was meant to fit in a Mazda

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9995/mazda011.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/mazda011.jpg/)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2407/mazda013.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/mazda013.jpg/)

Cage is now through the firewall and anchored to the back of the strut towers

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2281/mazda014j.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/mazda014j.jpg/)

Front nearly done – needs a few more brace bars – but nearly completed – it has been sat forward enough to handle an engine plate if I decide to go that way

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/275/mazda015.jpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/mazda015.jpg/)

Looking tough as nuts

http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/3484/mazda016.jpg (http://img641.imageshack.us/i/mazda016.jpg/)

Waiting for my axles and brakes to be finished and then she can sit on the ground and we can get an idea of how it will look when it is rolling !!!!!

Uwish
31-03-10, 06:56 PM
Insane!

wotmazda
03-04-10, 09:48 AM
WEEKLY UPDATE TIME

GUARDS ARE BACK ON – YEAH !!!!!!

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/9260/workshop0510005.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/workshop0510005.jpg/)

DAMN TIDY WORK – HAND MADE IN ONE DAY

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/4144/workshop0510006.jpg (http://img42.imageshack.us/i/workshop0510006.jpg/)

These shots are approx ride height for when it is on the ground – edge of the guard lines up with the top wheel stud !! SHOULD LOOK TOUGH AS NUTS ON THE GROUND !!

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/561/workshop0510008.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/workshop0510008.jpg/)

http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/4455/workshop0510009.jpg (http://img242.imageshack.us/i/workshop0510009.jpg/)

TIME FOR TECH INSPECTION and THEN SOME TUBS !!!!!!

Guido
03-04-10, 10:51 AM
Looks cool. Keep it that colour and still as an 808 for the win!

wotmazda
16-04-10, 11:40 PM
WEEKLY UPDATE TIME

OK – Bad News First

Axles got twisted in the heat treatment process at Strange Engineering in the US, hence no update last week

Thankfully they are good enough to spot this and to remake the axles prior to them being shipped to AUS

ANYWAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got some great news today – car passed ANDRA pre-tech inspection for the cage, materials used and weld quality !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anthony has got a heap more done and some extra bracing over the rear chassis rails to prevent any flex

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/6971/workshopapril10016.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10016.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/4918/workshopapril10019.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10019.jpg/)

Shock mounts are done

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9146/workshopapril10004.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10004.jpg/)

Other Guard is finished

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/9673/workshopapril10021.jpg (http://img444.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10021.jpg/)

AND !!!!!!!!!!!

TIN WORK HAS BEGUN !!!!!!!!!!

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/9650/workshopapril10003.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10003.jpg/)

http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/6260/workshopapril10001.jpg (http://img412.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril10001.jpg/)

Hope to see her on the ground soon

buzz
16-04-10, 11:49 PM
All that chassis engineering is almost making the 808 shell insignificant and virtually redundant. Almost a waste, hiding that craftsmanship. Good work by Strange to man-up on a stuff up though.

Tripper
17-04-10, 12:18 AM
Please tell me it going out in a poo brown paint job, with out any sponsorship at least once

SBP
17-04-10, 01:41 AM
Long time reader of these forums but never really posted. I like the idea of this car but from an engineering view point a little worried about the chassis and cage. I realise it has been tech'd but...

The front hoop section on the cage is certainly not the normal way of doing things, it protrudes well beyond any support it is going to get from the A pillar posts. And the suspension mounts at the rear seem odd to me too. It is obviously a very narrow rear, but if you can't mount them to a cross over bar, why mount them directly to the rails, rather than making a bracket or tubular mounting point that is then screwed and welded to the rail. Dont want to be critical, but when it isnt on a jig and you see less than regular techniques......

10sec rx7
17-04-10, 08:54 AM
your never going to get a stonger mount than directly to the chassis rails.. why would you screw and weld a bar to them to mount the shocks to?

wotmazda
17-04-10, 09:27 AM
The shocks are mounted to the rail beacuse of strength, width and vertical location

Dale's comment is 100% correct

You will also see it is directly aligned to the horizontal brace between the two rails

Front hoop - his preference for building it that way

I hadn't really noticed it on to many other cars - but then had a look at a few OS 3/4 cars and plenty of them are done that way - The TCR RX7 3/4 car has exactly the same design and has never had any dramas

Each to their own I guess !!!!

SBP
20-04-10, 03:29 PM
Actually you can't simply say that a mounting is stronger when mounted to the "chassis" when that mounting point could be made at any side of the chassis, at different points on the chassis etc etc You have to factor in a million and one things particularly the load on the mounting point and that is why 90% of the time on a drag car you will work off the cross over bar and not the rail itself.

Not saying it wont work and not saying it is easy when you are working with such a narrow rear end, but there are ways that have proven to be the best over many years.

Tripper
20-04-10, 04:09 PM
Actually you can't simply say that a mounting is stronger when mounted to the "chassis" when that mounting point could be made at any side of the chassis, at different points on the chassis etc etc You have to factor in a million and one things particularly the load on the mounting point and that is why 90% of the time on a drag car you will work off the cross over bar and not the rail itself.

Not saying it wont work and not saying it is easy when you are working with such a narrow rear end, but there are ways that have proven to be the best over many years.

you have less possible fail points when going to the chassis

SBP
20-04-10, 06:39 PM
I must have missed that doing engineering at uni...

wotmazda
20-04-10, 10:15 PM
Location for shock mounts was decided following recommendation from Rod Andrews Race Cars (you all know who he is)

Arse end is too narrow to go to the tube internal and both Rod and Strange agree the shocks will work best in a fully vertical position

I have some better shots of the mounts coming and we are very confident that it will perform as required

10sec rx7
20-04-10, 10:25 PM
I must have missed that doing engineering at uni...

and all the cars you have built are??

wotmazda
23-04-10, 07:50 PM
Weekly Update Time

Thought I would start this week with something a bit different

Here are two of the rods that Anthony has built from scratch – all are HANDCRAFTED METAL BODIES !!!!

Will hook you boys up if you want to buy one ( I am trying to justify buying one at the moment)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/8164/200806290020.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/200806290020.jpg/)

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/2620/memory03018xbx.jpg (http://img651.imageshack.us/i/memory03018xbx.jpg/)

Anyway – Here are some updated pics of my little toy

TIN WORK IS UNDER WAY !!!!!

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3627/workshopapril009.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril009.jpg/)

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/4579/workshopapril010.jpg (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/workshopapril010.jpg/)

Hoping to get some Axles soon so we can get this thing on the ground !!!!

Sucker
23-04-10, 08:24 PM
You gunna get rid of the boot hinges??? :D

ETA to track time?

wotmazda
23-04-10, 09:05 PM
Hoping for early next year - if $$ can be found for a gearbox

Heading to TAS to pick her up in June or July then in to the shop for some colour and a bit of bodywork

Got a heap on with work - so hoping to get some help from the boys to make this happen

Got a few more $$$$$$$$ to find before raceday

bigmuz
23-04-10, 09:11 PM
I must have missed that doing engineering at uni...

Hahah what a fucking wanker!

carcrazy
23-04-10, 10:53 PM
Hahah what a fucking wanker!

I used to have a uni friend who was doing mech enginering and he was the same... He knew everything.

tim510
24-04-10, 01:08 AM
I used to have a uni friend who was doing mech enginering and he was the same... He knew everything.

knew everything and had never done anything?

Guido
24-04-10, 01:15 AM
then in to the shop for some colour and a bit of bodywork


Same colour?? :)


knew everything and had never done anything?

The bloke should fit in pretty well here then!

JayTHEFordman
24-04-10, 07:54 AM
Same colour?? :)


I should hope so.

Poo brown FTW

SBP
26-04-10, 03:50 PM
and all the cars you have built are??

Auscars, Tourers, Sports Sedans... Working with BJR in the 90's and early 2000's. But anyway, I guess asking safety questions isnt allowed here and a few hero's are the messiah.

bigmuz
26-04-10, 04:20 PM
hero's

I think you meant 'heroes' but I digress.

You are straight out wrong about the shock mounts unfortunately. That is how 90% are done. I have criticised lots of things but the shock mouunts are perfect.

Your complaint about the front hoop makes no sense either but I think you were just condescending to be cool so you have no idea about the design of a cage one way or the other.

Thanks for playing though!

10sec rx7
26-04-10, 04:38 PM
Auscars, Tourers, Sports Sedans... Working with BJR in the 90's and early 2000's. But anyway, I guess asking safety questions isnt allowed here and a few hero's are the messiah.

You can ask questions no problems, I sort of agree with the front hoop and wouldn't do it like that but the shocks are definatly stronger there

SBP
26-04-10, 04:53 PM
And you obviously meant mounts....

If RA recommended it that way then I'm sure they'll be 110%. But the front hoop I stand by what I said.

bigmuz
26-04-10, 06:37 PM
typo != grammatical error.

profi
26-04-10, 11:53 PM
Auscars, Tourers, Sports Sedans... Working with BJR in the 90's and early 2000's. But anyway, I guess asking safety questions isnt allowed here and a few hero's are the messiah.

Which ones mate.

wotmazda
07-05-10, 06:40 PM
Weekly Update Time

Axles and brakes have arrived from the States

WOO HOOOOOO

40 Spline Strange Pro Race Axles
5/8 Studs
Big Ford Bearings
Pro Race Brakes
Pro Race Calipers !!!!!

Here are the only pics I've got so far

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5791/axles1.jpg (http://img339.imageshack.us/i/axles1.jpg/)

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/174/axles2.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/axles2.jpg/)

Spary can for size reference this time (no beer cans at Anthony's shed)

Hopefully get some better shots over the weekend

I think the Tubs and doors were being finished today or tomorrow - so should look like a car again !!!!

Sucker
07-05-10, 06:57 PM
Axle's look nice.

Have you got any pics of the brakes? And a rough cost?

Are you doing anything with the front end? Steering etc?

carcrazy
08-05-10, 12:42 AM
Wow they are short aint they... They look like the serious biz though..

Whats happening with the doors, i see you've cut the insides out, do you panel them and lock them closes with fasteners or brackets?

SBP
08-05-10, 09:20 PM
Sorry Profi I missed your post. Couple of Gemini's and Escorts, an Early model lancer that was once an Imrpoved production car and an old BMW. Mainly the smaller cars. Love your Excel, absolutely awesome.

Do you mind if I asked who you got the Axles off Wotmazda? Or are they straight from Strange?

wotmazda
09-05-10, 08:37 AM
Mate - straight from Strange - I've got an account with them now - so easy sailing from here on !!!

Sucker - front end and sterring will be changed - just deciding on whether to go spindles or not

Brakes - I haven't got any photos yet - but here is a link to the Strange website (PM me if you want to know a price)

http://www.strangeengineering.net/catalog/index.html - Page 101

Also,

Here is a pic of the axles against a standard RX4 13B axle (didn't have any RX3 ones lying around)

http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/8540/various031.jpg (http://img695.imageshack.us/i/various031.jpg/)

BTM
13-05-10, 03:18 PM
How much is all this crazy chassis work worth?

Always wondered the cost of building a drag chassis, compared to just tubbing a street car (without intense chassis replacement etc).

wotmazda
13-05-10, 03:58 PM
I'll let a few of you guess !!!!

Might even tell you who gets closest to the mark !!

profi
13-05-10, 07:11 PM
22k.

wotmazda
13-05-10, 07:31 PM
Ummm - I can say that you are pretty close to the mark

Are we including the parts - or just the labour and metal work???

Anyway

Check this out !!

Weekly Update Time

Little early this week – mainly cause I got some mad photos to show you all

TUBS ARE DONE !!!!

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/4963/various037g.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/i/various037g.jpg/)

Nice infill panel to stop the smoke wafting back up in to the car
Very tidy work !!!

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1663/various038.jpg (http://img297.imageshack.us/i/various038.jpg/)

Doors have been gutted – and only the skins remain – we think we can get the door handles back on to make it look like a 4 door still !!!

http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9867/various040.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/various040.jpg/)

Side profile of some very tidy work

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/3149/various041.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/various041.jpg/)

Hoping Anti Roll bar and wheelie bars will be done next week – then on the ground and nearly time to come HOME

Michael
13-05-10, 07:38 PM
My bro could turn some axels here in Sydney, if need be. He's done em for a few drag cars and tuff trucks.

profi
13-05-10, 07:50 PM
Labour and metal work.

bigmuz
13-05-10, 08:20 PM
Nice infill panel to stop the smoke wafting back up in to the car

Good luck with that!


we think we can get the door handles back on to make it look like a 4 door still !!!

http://sikabolt.hu/shop_ordered/3214/shop_pic/000088.jpg

HTH

wotmazda
13-05-10, 08:36 PM
We can all dream bigmuz

Sucker
14-05-10, 07:51 PM
What size tyres?

Fondles
14-05-10, 07:57 PM
a few hero's are the messiah.


Fuckin A, I used to love chompin down a few chicken Heros from the servo/7-11 on me way home from a piss up.

wotmazda
14-05-10, 10:32 PM
32 x 14.5 tyres - but with room for the 33 x 15 if I ever get the $$ or need the extra bit !!!

wotmazda
21-05-10, 11:09 PM
Weekly Update Time

Axles have had bearings and retainer plates fitted, waiting to go in to the car

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/8905/may142.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/may142.jpg/)

Anti Roll bar underway

Bit of self promotion going on with these welds !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/458/may141.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/may141.jpg/)

http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/9017/may143.jpg (http://img101.imageshack.us/i/may143.jpg/)

http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/3465/may144.jpg (http://img710.imageshack.us/i/may144.jpg/)

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/5084/may145.jpg (http://img189.imageshack.us/i/may145.jpg/)

Hopefully hit the ground this week – now that the axles are done !!!

10sec rx7
21-05-10, 11:30 PM
looking dude dude!

Lonx
22-05-10, 02:01 AM
looking dude dude!
pissed much? :h5:

carcrazy
22-05-10, 04:33 PM
Amazing fab work there, you must be getting excited.

PLAYA
22-05-10, 09:54 PM
hey mate, I wouldnt be bolting that roll bar to the chassis rail, not strong enough....

10sec rx7
22-05-10, 09:57 PM
pissed much? :h5:

hmm i dont even remember posting that...

wotmazda
22-05-10, 11:16 PM
hey mate, I wouldnt be bolting that roll bar to the chassis rail, not strong enough....

Again,

The Knob heads unite !!!!!

Note the plate, the extra welds, the location of the plate

AND

The sheer fucking lack of other places to mount it

Where else would you suggest we mount it in a Half chassis car ???

Off the boot lid????????????????????????????????????????????

Open to all suggestions from any other genius

bigmuz
22-05-10, 11:22 PM
Italics = sarcasm you mung bean.

wotmazda
23-05-10, 08:11 AM
Was my turn to be pissed !!!!!

Looks like me and Dale should keep off the drunk typing !!!

10sec rx7
23-05-10, 10:27 AM
but what fun would that be?

69r1
23-05-10, 08:33 PM
but what fun would that be?

What no pissed typing???? That would be no farkin fun at all.

Looking good there Chris. Hanging to see this thing go down the blacktop:worship:

Fondles
23-05-10, 08:36 PM
Ya shoulda welded that ARB in rather than bolt it.............

wotmazda
29-05-10, 09:10 AM
UPDATE OF THE YEAR – SHE IS ON THE GROUND !!!

First pic though – the toughest diff I have ever had built – looks the goods

Hmmmm $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3610/workshop21510020.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/workshop21510020.jpg/)
NOW HERE IS THE BIT I HAVE BEEN WAITING 8 MONTHS FOR

ON THE GROUND

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/2452/workshop21510023.jpg (http://img69.imageshack.us/i/workshop21510023.jpg/)

TUFFFFFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3483/workshop21510025.jpg (http://img517.imageshack.us/i/workshop21510025.jpg/)

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4566/workshop21510027.jpg (http://img248.imageshack.us/i/workshop21510027.jpg/)

DIFF MOUNTED WHERE IT IS GOING TO STAY !!!!!!!!!!!

http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4391/workshop21510026.jpg (http://img411.imageshack.us/i/workshop21510026.jpg/)

Door skins, seat and a few more panels to go – then back to Sydney for a nice body resto at our Artarmon shop

Open to colour suggestions – cause I am struggling !!

Fondles
29-05-10, 11:13 AM
Open to colour suggestions – cause I am struggling !!

Leave it poo brown and whack a noddy dog up on the parcel shelf ??

buzz
29-05-10, 11:19 AM
That diff looks like some weapon of mass destruction from a old James Bond movie. Awesome tough.

Yeah... you were leaving it as an 808 - might as well leave it a stock colour, that brown is as good as any, or maybe the old pale yellow. Are you thinking of a graphics job in the paint?

Was going to say that leaving the stock numberplate on would be cool but I expect the chute or wheelie bars will be going through there. If not... it will be scrapping the ground pretty soon.

wayno1600
29-05-10, 11:51 AM
how bout matt black

Michael
29-05-10, 12:24 PM
So it is a panelcorp car? I seen your assessment or hire car doing a U turn back onto the M2 2 weeks ago. I liked the signage.

So i was thinking flip the colours, so the car is orange, but use a special orange.. sunburst.. lol i dont know pearl and gold? White panelcorp stickering?

or leave it poo brown, these things look pretty good in 'CHE' blue too.

JayTHEFordman
29-05-10, 01:28 PM
Poo brown for sure. Everyone else goes for the bling, so do something a little different and cooler.

carcrazy
29-05-10, 06:48 PM
Gee that looks trick!

Fuck leaving it shit brown go for something that stands out, maybe a candy red or blue with fine metal flake in it or something.

Sucker
29-05-10, 07:01 PM
I wouldnt paint it anything to flashy, its been done to many times. If it is going to be linked to Panelcorp i would use the same colours and signage.

Dont paint it matt black, thats what i was thinking of doing with mine. :P

bigmuz
29-05-10, 07:27 PM
Look at how much attention the 2jz ke020 gets in it's factory colour. I reckon brown metallic is the go.

Monk
29-05-10, 07:31 PM
Damn, there is a fair bit of rubber under the back there.

And yeah, I'm voting for leaving it that brown. But if it's got to be an promotion for a panel business, maybe that's not the best colour unfortunately.

10sec rx7
29-05-10, 09:11 PM
Ya shoulda welded that ARB in rather than bolt it.............

i run exactly the same bar on my car and its bolted exactly the same way...

Jay_G
29-05-10, 09:27 PM
i think fondles meant to use italics Dale....

fuck they look like big tyres under the back, are they larger than what most others are running?

10sec rx7
29-05-10, 09:36 PM
maybe!! LOL

they are similar tyres to most RX3's run,

they are 2in lower and 3in narrower than my tyres but mine look tiny on the big car

Tripper
29-05-10, 09:38 PM
another vote for poo brown

or that fake rust paint

12arx3
29-05-10, 09:53 PM
Build looks good, diff looks massive!

I vote for painting it in your company colours. Poo brown looks shit on 808's and would do absolutely nothing for promoting a panelbeating business.

Fondles
29-05-10, 10:16 PM
i run exactly the same bar on my car and its bolted exactly the same way...

Hmmmm, didnt think I would Italics, looks like I did..........

FWIW, we had the exact same set-up in both the Nastybug outlaw car and the burnout bug.

wotmazda
29-05-10, 10:44 PM
Tubs are cut to run max of 33 x 15 (almost up to Dale's standards)

Currents are 32 x 14.5

Bigger than most rx3's and still got her to sit right !!!

10sec rx7
29-05-10, 11:54 PM
its looking good chris...

cant wait to strap the cunt on the dyno.. :)

flopper
30-05-10, 06:03 AM
As long as signage isn't an issue, a stock colour like the brown would be good. As mentioned before, there are too many going for a 'flash' look. I think there is a PR or east coast USA RX3 that is fairly stock looking with white paint and big tyres - it looks great.

Guido
30-05-10, 02:57 PM
A period colour with all the chrome for sure. Way too many leb spec rotors on the scene with chrome graphics up the side.

The Puerto Rican cars look so much better because they seem to be in the original colours with no adornments.

fly510
30-05-10, 04:22 PM
A period colour with all the chrome for sure. Way too many leb spec rotors on the scene with chrome graphics up the side.

The Puerto Rican cars look so much better because they seem to be in the original colours with no adornments.

you mean having PAC performance in 3000 font up the side of your pink/fluro yellow RX is not all the rage - I refuse to believe it

pissing taking aside this is another vote for a period colour with at least some chrome remaining. It'll suit the chrome/polished rims and not look like its trying too hard.

karl_2ltGC
07-06-10, 01:32 PM
Original colour FTW!

wotmazda
13-06-10, 12:08 PM
Weekly Update Time

Tin work is nearly done

http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/372/015mt.jpg (http://img413.imageshack.us/i/015mt.jpg/)

http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7281/016sap.jpg (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/016sap.jpg/)

Seat is in place – being dummied up for fitment

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/9026/017cel.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/017cel.jpg/)

Then wheelie bars to go, parachute mount and a few other bits and pieces

Then go pick her up !!!!

wotmazda
21-06-10, 09:42 PM
Weekly Update Time

Finally a decent enough day to put her out in the sun (snow, it is tassie)

Really happy with how she sits !!!!

If anyone asks – this is how you build a MAZDA !!!

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/9963/various008.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/i/various008.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7695/various009.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/various009.jpg/)

Great shot of the tin work and attention to detail

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/3680/various007.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/i/various007.jpg/)

Anti Roll Bar & shit all mounted up

http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7300/various013.jpg (http://img190.imageshack.us/i/various013.jpg/)

Gave him another list of stuff to finish before I go get her – anyone got a spare liberty box and clutch can they can lend me !!!

bigmuz
21-06-10, 10:20 PM
Man that looks awesome.

Exactly like the other ten thousand tubbed rx3 four doors! Well done!

PLAYA
21-06-10, 10:21 PM
yea the mazda don't cut it when you been rolling in a vk hey bro....

profi
21-06-10, 10:23 PM
Why did you build a race car out of a 4 door?

10sec rx7
21-06-10, 10:28 PM
maybe he dosent like coupes...

bigmuz
21-06-10, 10:29 PM
yea the mazda don't cut it when you been rolling in a vk hey bro....

So because I can't understand someone blowing $20k on a car the same as a thousand existing cars you wanna break my balls?

PLAYA
21-06-10, 10:43 PM
yea pretty much, at least its not a fucking pink gemini with a rotor, oh wait

10sec rx7
21-06-10, 10:52 PM
So because I can't understand someone blowing $20k on a car the same as a thousand existing cars you wanna break my balls?


hahaha dude come on... lay off the pipe man lol

wotmazda
21-06-10, 10:59 PM
Bigmuz - each to their own I guess - I'd like to think its a little better than most of the other tubbed 3's out there - well better than the other half chassis cars anyway

profi - I hate coupes !!! - have always had sedans and will always have sedans - I think I've had 6 RX3 sedans now and this one just got carried away

Will get my 7 sec time card and be happy !!!!

wotmazda
27-06-10, 08:33 PM
Some sample colour schemes a guy of ausrotor put together



that looks sick... with a little red and gold in there somewhere to break it up!

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/6327/various010.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/various010.jpg/)

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/7695/various009.jpg (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/various009.jpg/)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/7093/various0081.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/various0081.jpg/)

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/7093/various0081.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/i/various0081.jpg/)

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/1139/various0084.jpg (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/various0084.jpg/)

GET VOTING !!!

Fondles
27-06-10, 08:51 PM
So because I can't understand someone blowing $20k on a car the same as a thousand existing cars you wanna break my balls?

Might as well bitch and moan about anyone in general spending coin on a drag car, The actual body is negligible in the grand scheme of things, i do agree though, 100 vehicles of the same body at a drag meet is boring, thank fuck vomitdores aint been done to death yeah......................





WotMazda, all those colour schemes are terrible.

GT-R LM
28-06-10, 05:02 AM
Top one is a copy of sadeks 2 door and the rest are just vomit, I would just walk away from the guy that thought of those colour schemes.

Michael
29-06-10, 02:10 PM
1st one but different colours. Gold is swede as fuck.

Rotor7
30-06-10, 12:09 AM
Top colour scheme reversed with the standard brown, white decals and white wheels? No one runs the standard colours but they deserve a go!

10sec rx7
30-06-10, 12:21 AM
i like the second last one!

muttaburra
30-06-10, 07:56 AM
another vote for poo brown and some red oxide kill rust highlights. just for that 80's rust repair look.

Supercrown
01-07-10, 04:48 PM
I've always been partial to the racingbeat colour scheme o the bonneville rx7.

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4995/95bonneville.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/95bonneville.jpg/)

I agree with Dale on the secod to last one also. I'm not reall a bg fan of the tearing motif, but there's something about the combnation of the mazda brand graphic and mazda blue and white that looks trick.

RotaUte
02-07-10, 10:39 AM
how much has the wheelbase been extended over factory?

Shifty
02-07-10, 11:15 AM
this is very cool. the only thing i don't like is the rear guard. it's a really pro job, but it just doesn't look right to someone who loves the stock lines of an rx3 sedan.

RotaUte
02-07-10, 11:19 AM
this is very cool. the only thing i don't like is the rear guard.

Thing is you'd hardly notice when the panel work is done. Function over aesthetics. I'm gonna be doing the same kinda thing with my car. I can extended the wheelbase by up to 75mm, then the guards get modified around it.

Shifty
02-07-10, 11:25 AM
A period colour with all the chrome for sure. Way too many leb spec rotors on the scene with chrome graphics up the side.

+1

I loved Leigh Gersbach's Series II RX7 over some of the more reliable/faster cars as it simply looked way more like a real car, not a technicolour yawn with tyres.

RotaUte
02-07-10, 12:37 PM
I say even more old school, ala the Empi Inch Pinchers

http://www.almar.easynet.be/inch_pincher.jpeg
http://images.forum-auto.com/mesimages/519011/inchpinchertoo.jpg

wotmazda
10-07-10, 04:41 PM
Car has been stretched 6 inches from memory

Colour scheme hasn't been finalised yet - but it won't disappoint

Anyway

WEEKLY UPDATE TIME

Been a little while coming with this one

Anthony has decided that he doesn’t like the look of dzus clips for my car

So he spent some time working out a better way to mount the rear door skins back in to the factory spot and allow me to keep the door handles !!!

Very NICE WORK – Yet again !!!

Tab mounts for the front

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/7134/maz1t.jpg (http://img341.imageshack.us/i/maz1t.jpg/)

Dowel mounts for the rear of the door

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/1935/maz3.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/maz3.jpg/)

Sitting perfectly in the original factory position and can be removed in approx 30 secs when required

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/9474/maz32.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/maz32.jpg/)

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/9673/maz4.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/i/maz4.jpg/)


Motor is supposed to get screwed together in the next week or so – have engine stand waiting in the garage to show it off !!!

RotaUte
10-07-10, 08:04 PM
Car has been stretched 6 inches from memory


Ok cool, ended up going 75mm with mine as that's all the 10.5 class allows.

Your car is looking awesome man, can't wait to see it finished

HoonBoy
29-07-10, 09:35 PM
Isn't it weekly update time?

RotaUte
29-07-10, 10:34 PM
I'll show you mine it you show me yours


wait what!

wotmazda
30-07-10, 03:14 PM
I wish

He's been finishing a few other cars to make some room to do my wheelie bars and a few last bits of tin work

Hope to get an update in the next week or so

And

Still trying to find time to go get it !!!!!

Uwish
19-08-10, 01:13 PM
Updates?

wotmazda
20-08-10, 09:38 PM
Finally - a GOOD update for you all

Motor goes together on the 28th (next Saturday) - Thank you Steve!!!

Expect plenty of shots with a nasty arse turbo hanging off the side of it !!!!

Then...................

September 6th I head south to get the Beast

Home, mock up the motor and bits, then off to paint

We have chosen a colour and NO I'm not telling

Lets just say it will certainly be unique !!!

Hope to have some cool pics from the engine build and the trip

And

If anyone has a enclosed car trailer they would like to lend me for a week (6 - 12/9) please PM me ASAP

Sucker
21-08-10, 12:27 AM
Im thinking the paint will be pink. :yup:

If ya wanna be different, leave it in primer. :D

Tripper
21-08-10, 12:49 AM
Im thinking the paint will be pink. :yup:

If ya wanna be different, leave it in primer. :D


different would be fake rust paint , or at least using it as highlights on the edges. pulling off the old beat up shitter look would be hard

Guido
21-08-10, 01:03 AM
Different in the rotor drag world would actually be painting in an understated and/or period colour. I.e. looking good.

wotmazda
01-09-10, 09:30 PM
BIG UPDATE TIME

We now have an engine for the beast !!!!

Massive thanks to Steve Barnfather for the build and all the hard work in getting the keg ready to go together – there are a few bits I can’t show you – but we have enough pics to make me smile

Kind of like the 11 secret herbs & spices – anyone that can make over 700HP from a 12A has to have a few secrets up their sleeve !!!!!!

Also,

Thanks for Rohan at Xtreme Rotaries for all his work
Kev at SCR for the seals
Dale at CHE for his tuning (pre-emptive thanks for this one)
And
Rob from PCS for dropping in !!!!!

http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/688/280820101019.jpg (http://img375.imageshack.us/i/280820101019.jpg/)

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/2660/280820101023.jpg (http://img833.imageshack.us/i/280820101023.jpg/)

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/8283/280820101025.jpg (http://img256.imageshack.us/i/280820101025.jpg/)

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3824/280820101027.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/280820101027.jpg/)

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/9596/280820101028.jpg (http://img842.imageshack.us/i/280820101028.jpg/)

I am heading down to see the car next week and will have another update soon

buzz
01-09-10, 10:53 PM
Impressive exhaust and inlet ports!

wotmazda
13-09-10, 05:08 PM
BIG UPDATE TIME !!

Well I finally found my way to Hobart to see the car

And

Damn I am impressed

Here’s a few random pics of barwork and the chute mount bracket

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/5571/img2821hd.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/img2821hd.jpg/)

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/6193/img2822l.jpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/img2822l.jpg/)

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/6165/img2826p.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/i/img2826p.jpg/)

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/3230/img2827aj.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/img2827aj.jpg/)

Few shots on ground – shocks are set to the highest setting (so we can come down plenty more from here (thinking 50mm off the ground)

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7044/img2824h.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/img2824h.jpg/)

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/497/img2825r.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/img2825r.jpg/)

http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/6443/img2831mc.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/img2831mc.jpg/)

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/6249/img2834q.jpg (http://img716.imageshack.us/i/img2834q.jpg/)

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9886/img2835st.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/img2835st.jpg/)

Probably one of my favourite photos – both doors open – cage city !!

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/8792/img2843d.jpg (http://img827.imageshack.us/i/img2843d.jpg/)

One last one – All that arse end hardware again

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/5259/img2828m.jpg (http://img842.imageshack.us/i/img2828m.jpg/)

Next update will be when all the new Strange stuff for the front end arrives – Aussie dollar is back up – so it is time to buy the brakes, steering and struts

Will hopefully get here in the next few weeks !!

wotmazda
13-09-10, 05:09 PM
Damn internests - double posting

Coffin
13-09-10, 05:13 PM
Double post, but who cares, its all autoporn :)

The engine looks the goods too!!!!

RotaUte
13-09-10, 08:11 PM
Looks awesome mate!

wotmazda
07-10-10, 07:54 PM
Finally Coming Home !!!

After a long search.........................................

I have finally found a car transporter willing to bring her back to sydney in one piece

Few things are now getting hurridly finished (or put in car in pieces)

Leaves tassie next thursday - actually my birthday - so little present to myself !!!

Will try and post some pics of all the parts I have gathered over the last few weeks in preparation for her coming home

Big thanks to Steve for plenty of the bits that are now going to live on the car - half of it has already run an 8.1 - so I better not slow it down !!!

10sec rx7
07-10-10, 08:25 PM
bout fucking time

Uwish
13-10-10, 11:41 AM
pics? Updates?

wotmazda
15-10-10, 09:13 PM
MAJOR UPDATE TIME


She is on her way home

Getting ready to go – note the kindly donated parts from Steve

My screens have already run and 8.1 !!

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/115/workshopoctober010061.jpg (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/workshopoctober010061.jpg/)

Getting pulled up on to the truck – rear shot

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/5370/workshopoctober010066.jpg (http://img232.imageshack.us/i/workshopoctober010066.jpg/)

Getting pulled up on to the truck – side shot

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/695/workshopoctober010065.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/workshopoctober010065.jpg/)

She will hopefully be in Sydney by this time next week – then we get stuck in to her again

Mock up everything, do front brakes / struts conversion and then in to the shop for the body to be done

Do we stay 808 or go RX3???????????

buzz
15-10-10, 09:28 PM
That looks the good. Keep 808, original colour. Awesome!!

carcrazy
16-10-10, 03:53 PM
Looking good.. Leave it 808, bit of a shit stir i recon.

flopper
18-10-10, 01:56 PM
white 808 sedan. Vlad Berak styles

wotmazda
23-10-10, 08:08 PM
She Finally Made it HOME !!! – NOW IN SYDNEY !!!!!

Just under 12 months from start to TODAY

3000km on the back of a tow truck !!!!!!

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8209/img3136j.jpg (http://img227.imageshack.us/i/img3136j.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/1850/img3137j.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/img3137j.jpg/)

http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/4830/img3138cf.jpg (http://img443.imageshack.us/i/img3138cf.jpg/)

Motor Meet Car – Car meet motor !!!!

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4838/img3141j.jpg (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/img3141j.jpg/)

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3382/img3142h.jpg (http://img202.imageshack.us/i/img3142h.jpg/)

First FAN of new race car – neighbours kid !!!!

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6499/img3143m.jpg (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/img3143m.jpg/)

Dodgy Mock up of the front end – Yes, I was bored !!!

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8821/img3144p.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/img3144p.jpg/)

I’ve now started to assemble all the bits I have for her – and damn do I have some work ahead of me !!!

First thing – Mazda diet – time for some tin to go !!!!

_Marc_
23-10-10, 08:20 PM
Good stuff, i would be right in assuming there will be less time between updates now??

69r1
23-10-10, 08:22 PM
bout time there Chris.

Will be round tomorrow to see what lies ahead of us.

mr_wat_the
24-10-10, 01:29 PM
saw this the other day on a tilt tray...looks dam hot!!

wotmazda
21-11-10, 05:41 PM
Finally an update

Motor is out and bay prep has begun

Will post pics later

bigmuz
21-11-10, 05:50 PM
I bet you couldn't help picking some bling colour :D

PSi13L
21-11-10, 05:57 PM
There will be NO bling colours.................... I guarantee!

bigmuz
21-11-10, 07:00 PM
My fingers are crossed...

wotmazda
21-11-10, 07:04 PM
Finally found some time to get started on this now it is at home

Motor OUT

The starting point !!!

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/5262/img3205u.jpg (http://img841.imageshack.us/i/img3205u.jpg/)

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/2997/img3206d.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/img3206d.jpg/)

Support crew

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/2236/img3207w.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/img3207w.jpg/)

The BEAST

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9493/img3208p.jpg (http://img87.imageshack.us/i/img3208p.jpg/)

Easier than using a trolley jack – Yes, car is being lifted by the digger

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5110/img3209b.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/img3209b.jpg/)

http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5402/img3210dh.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/img3210dh.jpg/)

Trolley jack time – Digger was not too reliable – although Driver has some skills

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/723/img3211i.jpg (http://img824.imageshack.us/i/img3211i.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2834/img3212y.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/img3212y.jpg/)

The Overview !!!

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4109/img3213hx.jpg (http://img217.imageshack.us/i/img3213hx.jpg/)

MOTOR COMING OUT !!!!

http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/772/img3214d.jpg (http://img258.imageshack.us/i/img3214d.jpg/)

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6740/img3215z.jpg (http://img405.imageshack.us/i/img3215z.jpg/)

http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/338/img3216vo.jpg (http://img535.imageshack.us/i/img3216vo.jpg/)

Best way to remove a motor – get it up – then roll the car back !!!!

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6339/img3217v.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/img3217v.jpg/)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/984/img3218o.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/img3218o.jpg/)

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/8165/img3219t.jpg (http://img521.imageshack.us/i/img3219t.jpg/)

Motor OUT

http://img507.imageshack.us/img507/8171/img3220z.jpg (http://img507.imageshack.us/i/img3220z.jpg/)

THE RESULT

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5362/img3225c.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/i/img3225c.jpg/)

http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/6320/img3226u.jpg (http://img684.imageshack.us/i/img3226u.jpg/)

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3450/img3227f.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/img3227f.jpg/)

Will start to prep the bay and get cutting in the next few days

PSi13L
21-11-10, 07:15 PM
I've never seen a bigger group of dead shits in my entire life!

wotmazda
21-11-10, 07:17 PM
Xunt !!!!

Great to see you didn't get your hands dirty

Will be sure to return the favour when that shitbox falcon comes home !!!!!

ANYWAY

Waiting for bigmuz to name his colour choice

bigmuz
21-11-10, 07:25 PM
Factory brown or gtfo :D

How come you didn't get chassis man to do the mounts for the engine/ trans/ tunnel while it was down there?

_Marc_
21-11-10, 07:25 PM
^^ What he said, tho the look on the officals face as this comes thru scruitneering only to pop the bonnet and see the stock engine would have been worth a giggle

ETA to skids?? early or mid 2011??

Looking good :yup:

wotmazda
21-11-10, 07:33 PM
Grooverider is going to do the engine, box mounts and clutch can once I have the box

No one will do it with out the box to align - otherwise its a whole lot of guestimating

tunnel will be removed shortly - but only to allow for alignment

Skills are needed that I don't have

Dale's car run amazing 60's from groovies skills - so I just know my limitations

10sec rx7
21-11-10, 07:34 PM
sic bro !!

Eurorogerrevolution
21-11-10, 07:40 PM
I've never seen a bigger group of dead shits in my entire life!

I wouldnt go that far , but if you need to borrow an engine crane all you have to do is ask ! :knock:

Monk
21-11-10, 08:08 PM
Not just being lifted by a digger, being lifted by a digger on a truck! heh.

The whole setup is just awesome, blokes standing around drinking beer? Check. Not using the 'proper' tools for the job? Check. Doing it on the side of the road? Check. Nice work man.

And you really need to keep the poo brown for sure.

Uncle
22-11-10, 09:28 PM
Brown for the win!

wotmazda
12-02-11, 01:42 PM
Little Update

Should probably put a list of all the RX3 parts that have been ordered and will be fitted over the next few weeks

12A Nose Cone
12A Grille
RX3 tail lights (not savanna, the cool round ones)
Fibreglass front guards
Fibreglass bonnet
Fibreglass boot
Fibreglass Front bar
Fibreglass Rear bar
And some other bits

All the little bits

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1869/120220111586.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/i/120220111586.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4828/120220111587.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/120220111587.jpg/)

Also picked up an Aeromotive Meth pump from Dale at CHE

Only took me 4 months to go get it !!

http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6393/120220111589.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/120220111589.jpg/)

I am seriously toying with the idea of selling her

But, will get it all together and painted Matt Black then make a decision

Open to offers whilst I make up my mind

PSi13L
12-02-11, 02:37 PM
You're fucked if you sell it!

We'll be talking about this later.....................after 16 cans of beer.

buzz
12-02-11, 03:45 PM
Little Update

Should probably put a list of all the RX3 parts that have been ordered and will be fitted over the next few weeks

12A Nose Cone
12A Grille
RX3 tail lights (not savanna, the cool round ones)
Fibreglass front guards
Fibreglass bonnet
Fibreglass boot
Fibreglass Front bar
Fibreglass Rear bar
And some other bits

All the little bits

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1869/120220111586.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/i/120220111586.jpg/)

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/4828/120220111587.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/120220111587.jpg/)


Are the RX3 nose bits 'genuine' or repro? I presume the headlight 'lenses' are stickers or similar.

wayno1600
14-02-11, 01:01 PM
you cant sell it yet you normally drive your cars once then sell them , im with jarred drink heaps of piss then think about it

Greg Rust
14-02-11, 01:41 PM
Good read from start to finish, I did laugh when the uni bloke chipped in.

If you're going to sell, make sure it's to someone on here, so we can follow the progress.

Nice safety thongs!!

wotmazda
21-02-11, 06:51 PM
OK,

After my moment of weakness, we are back on track

Pulled car apart – ready to test fit fiberglass bits then off to paint

Big thanks to my mate, Jared for helping out all Sunday arvo again !! – I did do some of the work – Just took the photos in between !!

http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/4647/img3477n.jpg (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/img3477n.jpg/)

http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/4668/img3479d.jpg (http://img813.imageshack.us/i/img3479d.jpg/)

Wheelie Bar – Mock Up Shot – Damn they long !!!

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7641/img3480o.jpg (http://img525.imageshack.us/i/img3480o.jpg/)

Nearly Apart

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5153/img3481p.jpg (http://img703.imageshack.us/i/img3481p.jpg/)

Getting ready for a clean and then start cutting up the bay and tunnel

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6497/img3482g.jpg (http://img337.imageshack.us/i/img3482g.jpg/)

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4858/img3483v.jpg (http://img43.imageshack.us/i/img3483v.jpg/)

First RX3 bits mocked up

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1320/img3484m.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/img3484m.jpg/)

Another FAT ARSE shot

http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4093/img3485n.jpg (http://img594.imageshack.us/i/img3485n.jpg/)


Still haven’t picked a colour – but we are definitely going RX3 – cause I think they look better !!

RotaUte
21-02-11, 07:43 PM
You don't live in Baulko do you? I keep seeing a Panelcorp car

wotmazda
21-02-11, 08:16 PM
Close - Rouse Hill, but have an office in Norwest !!!

boost_lover
22-02-11, 12:58 PM
Interesting, live near baulko. Wouldnt mind seeing this animal.

wotmazda
29-04-11, 07:14 PM
Long Delayed Update – My fault – no one elses

Been so busy with work and family that I nearly forgot the new parts had arrived

Fibreglass bits are here and have been for some time

Finally got a chance to bring some of them home and to start to mock them up ready for trial fitment and then strip for paint

Here are a few pics of the small collection of bits I got

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/8898/080420111849.jpg (http://img3.imageshack.us/i/080420111849.jpg/)

http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/8223/080420111850.jpg (http://img862.imageshack.us/i/080420111850.jpg/)

Will post some pics of them mocked up on the car in the next week or two

wotmazda
29-04-11, 07:15 PM
Damn double post

dogsballs
29-04-11, 07:37 PM
leave it brown.

wotmazda
02-05-11, 06:32 PM
First Few mock up shots

Very impressed with the quality of the parts from Eziglass

Finish and fit is extremely good for glass replicas

Here are the pics

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/9748/010520111961.jpg (http://img822.imageshack.us/i/010520111961.jpg/)

http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/939/010520111962.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/i/010520111962.jpg/)

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/5992/010520111963.jpg (http://img828.imageshack.us/i/010520111963.jpg/)

http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/1821/010520111964.jpg (http://img27.imageshack.us/i/010520111964.jpg/)

http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/1087/010520111965.jpg (http://img862.imageshack.us/i/010520111965.jpg/)

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/9803/010520111966.jpg (http://img199.imageshack.us/i/010520111966.jpg/)

Might be painting another RX3 before this one – time will tell !!!!

peal
02-05-11, 07:02 PM
keep it brown!

wotmazda
27-08-11, 07:31 PM
Given Jambo has been called off

Going to do some work on the beast tomorrow

Finally an update or two to post !!!

wotmazda
28-08-11, 08:55 PM
Let the work begin

http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3258/280820112694.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/838/280820112694.jpg/)

http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5985/280820112695.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/148/280820112695.jpg/)

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2114/280820112696.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/828/280820112696.jpg/)

Old rubbers being removed

http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3423/280820112697.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/280820112697.jpg/)

Tunnel Removal underway – Steve (69R1) really earns his Beer !!

http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8334/280820112701.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/38/280820112701.jpg/)

http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/9180/280820112702.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/717/280820112702.jpg/)

Sucker
29-08-11, 11:22 AM
Have you got a new tunnel yet? Wanna buy my one? What box are you using?

wotmazda
29-08-11, 10:14 PM
More cutting underway

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/2441/280820112703.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/280820112703.jpg/)

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/8756/280820112704.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/280820112704.jpg/)

Distant shot for coolness

http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/6346/280820112705.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/851/280820112705.jpg/)

Tunnel – Coming Out

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9540/280820112706.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/59/280820112706.jpg/)

Tunnel – GONE !!!

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1671/280820112707.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/280820112707.jpg/)

Cleaning Begun

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/4179/280820112708.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/51/280820112708.jpg/)

wotmazda
01-09-11, 08:36 PM
Car Weightlifting – The new Sports Compact Event

http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/3813/280820112709.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/26/280820112709.jpg/)

Car Weightlifting in Drag – May have had a few too many beers

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/3865/280820112712.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/143/280820112712.jpg/)

Front End – Mocked up again

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9427/280820112715.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/217/280820112715.jpg/)

Tucked away – next to a soon to be tough Falcon

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/5317/280820112716.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/694/280820112716.jpg/)

wotmazda
06-11-11, 07:09 PM
Got bored waiting for the body work on the street car to be done

I was actually supposed to be stripping the doors off the street car for the painter, but started playing with this one instead – TOO MANY OPTIONS !!!

Cutting up some doors

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/2015/061120113140.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/061120113140.jpg/)

Front End Really Starting to take shape

http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9508/061120113141.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/061120113141.jpg/)
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/9815/061120113143.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/061120113143.jpg/)
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/1198/061120113145.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/061120113145.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/1585/061120113146.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/061120113146.jpg/)

RX3 lights in – Wing not installed yet – but looks good mocked up

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/174/061120113142.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/842/061120113142.jpg/)

Some side on shots

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/4577/061120113144.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/193/061120113144.jpg/)
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/3264/061120113147.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/061120113147.jpg/)

Big Hole that needs to be filled

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/5576/061120113148.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/703/061120113148.jpg/)

Back in the Shed

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3198/061120113149.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/061120113149.jpg/)

wotmazda
09-01-12, 07:47 PM
Back from the painters and NEW struts, wheels and so on fitted

Fake Launch – ON DRIVEWAY !!

http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1493/019vz.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/528/019vz.jpg/)

Interior Modified – Gearbox tunnel (test fit) and so on

Still needs a hit of SILVER paint – but you get the idea

http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/3999/020zby.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/718/020zby.jpg/)

http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2614/021upo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/195/021upo.jpg/)

Looking TOUGH !!
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/6733/022vo.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/252/022vo.jpg/)

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/6238/023nl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/023nl.jpg/)

Will be up for sale very soon, with a reasonable starting BID !!!

wotmazda
11-01-12, 03:17 PM
On to ebay we go - Will be up tomorrow night

http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/456/87198454.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/576/87198454.jpg/)

http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/6538/77945102.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/830/77945102.jpg/)

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/5889/22174588.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/546/22174588.jpg/)

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/5765/10199146.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/402/10199146.jpg/)

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/193/67574588.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/266/67574588.jpg/)

http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/492/39813296.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/39813296.jpg/)

Sucker
11-01-12, 05:35 PM
Not that I have any intention of buying. :D but what are you chasing roughly?

wotmazda
12-01-12, 03:52 PM
Starting at $15K and NO RESERVE

Hopefully someone will realise what a bargain it is

wotmazda
12-01-12, 04:17 PM
Oh Yeah

And Thanks to Sucker and his boys for helping out with the Paint side of things

Looks a shitload better than Poo Brown

wotmazda
12-01-12, 07:17 PM
For Sale

$15K starting Bid and No Reserve

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/130629006768?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649