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Old 01-18-2012, 08:47 PM   #31
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Does the car has Single stage paint?






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Old 01-18-2012, 08:49 PM   #32
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^I'm not sure. Whatever the factory paint process was that's what it is. The car still has all of it's original paint.
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Old 01-18-2012, 09:17 PM   #33
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I was told you could buff single stage paint to make it look brand new. It has no clear coat.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:18 AM   #34
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Ya I could see that working as long as you use a fine compound and are careful not to go right through the paint. Just be careful around edges and body lines where the paint is the thinnest.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:53 AM   #35
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I was told you could buff single stage paint to make it look brand new. It has no clear coat.
True, but you can also buff a clear coat (two stage finish - base color + clear) to make it look brand new IF the clear coat is still intact. In other words, if the clear coat is so badly worn down that it has delaminated off of the base coat, game over - no amount of buffing will help.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:38 AM   #36
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Car looks absolutely fantastic. Super clean FCs are harder and harder to find.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #37
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More parts will be arriving soon for this beast. I was able to get a pretty good deal on a Racing Beat RevTII exhaust so it's on the way! That's the last majorly expensive component to this build. Everything else from here on in will be relatively cheap. Should be able to start building this over the summer and try and have it tuned by fall before it goes away.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:27 AM   #38
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I got this car out of storage about a week ago now. The weather has been beautiful for mid March. I've had a few issues with the car that I'm trying to fix. First thing I did was replace the clutch master cylinder and slave cylinder. Clutch works great now. Also, since last fall I've had some issues with the idle. On fast idle the car will start to surge at 1500 rpm and after a good hard pull when the car is hot it idles low, rough, and will stall sometimes. I replaced the coolant temp sensor thinking that was the problem. Didn't fix it, but I did find out that somewhere along the way my radiator caps got switched around. The pressure cap was on the thermostat housing instead of the radiator. Did a compression test just to calm my nerves. Nice even pulses on each rotor face of 75PSI! I checked the TPS adjustment and found it was out. Tried to adjust it, but couldn't get it to adjust right. I then grabbed a spare TPS I had and put it on. Got it to adjust right (just barely though. It would switch in and out of ajustment) and took the car for a drive. Seemed to work great! Got back to the driveway and the car started running stupid again. Checked the TPS and it was out of adjustment again! I'm going to order a brand new TPS and see if that helps. If not, I'm going to tear the whole top end of the engine apart, replace all gaskets, vacuum lines, and overhaul the throttle body. Also going to do emissions delete while I'm at it.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #39
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Looks like I'm bringing this car to DGRR this year! My idle gremlins seem to have worked themselves out. I think it was an issue with the thermal wax and the fact that with my rad caps switched around it wasn't getting a proper coolant temp reading. Now I have a few other issues. The car mysteriously lost all battery power on Sunday and wouldn't start. Then it just started working fine again... I'm going to check all wiring connections and possibly replace the crappy Canadian Tire Motomaster battery. The other issue is that my clutch makes a slight squeal when you slip it taking off in 1st gear. I did some reading online and it seems the 6 puck performance clutches are notorious for that. Anyone else ever hear of or had this same issue?
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:35 AM   #40
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Wow I haven't updated this in a while! I took this car to DGRR 2012 and it won 3rd place for best FC. I also found I had a bit of a corrosion issue at my TPS harness connector which was causing a lot of my idle issues and things. The car worked great all last summer and I put lots of miles on it. The time has come though. I'm going to start the major build up in the next few weeks. I already got my KYB/Eibach setup painted and ready to go in and I cleaned and polished my RB RevTII exhaust system. Here's a rough list of mods that will be taking place:
Rtek 2.1 ECU
GSL-SE secondary injectors
Hybrid Turbo
Walbro 255 fuel pump
Custom aluminum intake
HKS SSQV BOV
Emissions Delete
Racing Beat exhaust
Koyo rad and electric fan setup
Braided stainless oil cooler lines
Apexi AVCR boost controller
KYB AGX struts with Eibach springs and RB mounts
Prothane polyurethane bushings
Gauges (haven't decided yet what I want)

That should keep me busy for a while.... Look out for pics of the progress. I'll try and document it as best as I can.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #41
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Nice. Sometimes projects are a long time coming! Keeps the pics flowing...
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #42
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yep, she is going to be a beauty...pics man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #43
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I'll be sure to take as many pics as possible while I'm doing the build. I have a new phone with a great camera so I guess I've got no excuses for no pics...
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:48 AM   #44
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Next week at work looked dead so I booked a staycation and I'll be bringing my car into work. Let the build begin!!!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #45
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I worked at the car today. Basically today was just a tear down day. I removed the entire air injection system, rad, fan, shroud, exhaust, and turbo. Man there are a lot of PITA shields around the factory exhaust and turbo! I also got a piece of plate aluminium to make my block off plates with and I picked up a rad fan from the junk yard. Tomorrow I want to get the block off plates made, get the rad fan sorted out, and I also need to order some gaskets and stuff for the exhaust from Mazda. I took a few pics with my phone that I'll post up later. My camera battery should be charged for tomorrow!
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