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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Grumpy's Avatar
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    Exterior almost buttoned up today. Just need the undertray and fender liners done! Then the interior needs done. But she's just about drivable!
    Side note: aftermarket fenders suck. That is all.

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    That looks great, Charlie! Nice work!

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    wow, that's classy!

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    That paint job is gorgeous and worthy of such a great build inspiration!

    Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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    Minor setback. Drove 16 miles all seemed good. Opened the garage door the next morning to a puddle of coolant on the ground. Crap. Stealership says 220 bucks to replace lower radiator hose(brand new). I controlled my initial reaction and said no thanks. Removed fan and looked closer. It appears there is a crack at the radiator/hose outlet, and not actually the hose. Ordered a mishimoto all aluminum replacement. Current pics!


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    Busy day today. Got some vinyl done. The navy on the sides, and the trunklid. Went to put one of the roundels on and completely effed it up. I need a pro to do it. Most definitely beyond my abilities. Will need to get replacements.
    After discovering the coolant leak, i took it to the dealer where they said lower coolant hose. 220 to replace. I almost laughed in their face but didn't. I did a more thorough inspection than them I guess and discovered it was a crack in the seam of the tank and lower hose outlet. Ordered a Mishimoto all aluminum replacement and took a couple hours and replaced it. No leaks and car seems to be running great. Currently car is having coat of wax/protectant put on, and will get it back tomorrow afternoon. So I Will know more about how it's running Saturday when I finally go for a shakedown cruise.

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    Paint job turned out great, congratulations Charlie! Can't wait to see all the vinyl installed!
    '01 NB2 aka MisF1re: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....218#post207218
    '97 M aka Warbird, gone but not forgotten: http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....B&goto=newpost
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    While I'm waiting to get the vinyl done, (I ruined one star trying to do it myself, had to find pro to do it.)I decided to get my door panels assembled. The mounting holes for joining lower portion to armrest were fine on one side but 4 or 4 on the other side were destroyed. I found a 3d part online that is designed for repairing them. Sand remaining portion to a point where this fits over them and glue in place. Works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy View Post
    Busy day today. Got some vinyl done. The navy on the sides, and the trunklid. Went to put one of the roundels on and completely effed it up. I need a pro to do it. Most definitely beyond my abilities. Will need to get replacements.
    After discovering the coolant leak, i took it to the dealer where they said lower coolant hose. 220 to replace. I almost laughed in their face but didn't. I did a more thorough inspection than them I guess and discovered it was a crack in the seam of the tank and lower hose outlet. Ordered a Mishimoto all aluminum replacement and took a couple hours and replaced it. No leaks and car seems to be running great. Currently car is having coat of wax/protectant put on, and will get it back tomorrow afternoon. So I Will know more about how it's running Saturday when I finally go for a shakedown cruise.
    I really like the engine bay color its a great touch!

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power Grumpy's Avatar
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    On our way to nh from ohio, my friend chad(6'3") in stock seats, decided to be funny! Car is running great!

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    Sadly Wildcat is put away for the season, all tarped up, and battery removed. I've had issues with it not starting due to grounding out somewhere, after suggestions from folks, I removed the quick disconnect, and it seemed to eliminate the issue. I say seemed, since I only started the car 3 times after removing it, so come spring I will find out more. LOL also within a week of taking it out in the spring, Wildcat will hit 150k miles. whee!
    also, strangely I chose 2 tarps, and wound up mirroring the paint scheme, in reverse, but still kinda funny


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    What an OUTSTANDING Job you are doing!!! LOVE to tribute theme!!! GOD BLESS

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    Wow do i feel silly. I just was reviewing and realized I hadn't posted a picture after arriving in nh, but before wildcat was put away. So here we are on the shores of lake massabesic after finding someone to redo the stars, since I messed one up.

    I've been doing a lot of thinking since my major life change last sept/oct, and realized that I really needed some quality time in the car, so assuming things work out I plan on making the 7k mile round trip to Laguna Seca in oct. Got a nice tool roll ahtat doesnt take up tons of room, but hoping it wont be needed. The trip to nh went perfectly and no issues at all arose. Was kind of hoping to find a co pilot for the trip, but if not, such is the life of a fairly recently separated person.
    I'd also love to find other crazies... er enthusiasts who are making the trip to join a caravan across the US. I'll be planning on visiting a friend in CO, and hitting 4 corners and Grand Canyon village. I'd love to hit pikes peak instead,, but oct and high elevations make that unlikely. Will have to see what it's like a week or so out.

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    In preparation for the country trip I hope to be making, but also just to have in the car, picked up a tool roll online, and put in the most likely to be used items. Any idea what size wrenches I'd need for the brake lines? Also is there anything else I might need?

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    A combo flare wrench for brake lines (10/11mm) and 7,8, or 9 mm for the bleeders.

    It turned out fantastic, Charlie! Congratulations!

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