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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Now that I got the RS-Watanabe's back, I can't wait to mount them with fresh rubber. Took some more photos and mocked up how it'd look once the wheels are on there for good.

    Once again, cannot thank Mark at Barrel Bros enough. His quality, workmanship and attention to detail is second to none. He tried to match the gold paint as period correct as he could and even when it was painted, the first time around wasn't satisfactory so he stripped it all back and did it again, free of charge. I love people like him who take pride in their work and lets their workmanship speak for themselves. Will definitely be going back there for future wheel restorations.

    He also gave me this bottle free of charge too. It's called the "Barrel Bros Lip Balm" and it was developed in house. Basically it's a wheel polish that leaves a nice wax and gloss over the polished lips. Has things inside which help protect the wheel from the brake dust as this is one of the major causes of wheel damage, aside from physical gutter rashes etc.



    Closeup of Watanabe's and the finish. Spectacular to say the least. The lip is immaculate and the paint is spot on. It's the exact gold finish I was looking for.

    Mark fit some brand new 90 degree bend valve stems in the Watanabes to make putting air in to the tyres a lot easier and one less way to avoid any unwanted scuffs on the lips from the air hose. Also complimentary. I can still revert to my RS Watanabe valve stems later on if I really want to but I kinda like this look. Very practical too.



    Mock up of what it will look like.



    Better lighting.



    With the RS-Watanabe centre caps on.




    Just needs a fresh set of 185/60/14 rubber and a drop from the Ohlins DFV's to get it sitting and handling right.
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    2,000 rpm - light wheelspin, no bog here! MikeA's Avatar
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    Wats are looking magnificent. Craftsmen are difficult to find these days.

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    This. People do not get that you can only win by being PROFESSIONAL. The best ad for your work is the quality of your work, and the testimonials from your customers. Cannot wait to see the wheels fitted Steve!

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    Found a set of JDM Eunos Fog Lights, complete with interior switch and wire harness from Gumtree (Australia's version of a Craigslist). Very happy with them considering how hard they are to come by. I picked them up for cheap and everything looks intact and well looked after!

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    all the sexy parts in this thread!! Love it !!

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Thought I'd share my other car

    Link : http://mazdaroadster.net/showthread....081#post193081

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
    - Advanced Cam Timing +14 Degrees
    - Beatrush Radiator Cooling Panel
    - Carbon Miata Black Silicone Cooling Hoses
    - Gates Racing Performance Timing Belt
    - Koyorad 36mm Hyper-V Core Aluminium Radiator
    - Mazdaspeed Ignition Leads
    - Mazdaspeed Oil Cap
    - Mazdaspeed 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap
    - NGK Iridium Spark Plugs
    - ARC Induction Box
    - ARC Intake Chamber
    - ARC Panel Air Filter


    SUSPENSION & HANDLING
    - GarageStar Delrin Door Mounts
    - Mazdaspeed Front Strut Brace


    WHEELS, BRAKES & TYRES
    - Goodridge SS Braided Brake Lines
    - Goodridge SS Braided Clutch Line


    EXTERIOR
    - B1 Hybrid Polarg Parkers and Tail Lamp Bulbs
    - Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Blades
    - Front Number Plate Mounting Bracket
    - KG Works Chrome Washer Nozzles
    - Nielex Fuse Box Sticker
    - NoPro Washer Bottle Relocation
    - Philips 4300K Crystal Vision Headlamp Bulbs
    - Raybrig Crystal Reflector Headlamps
    - Runabout M2 Mirrors
    - ZOOM Engineering Retro Fuel Lid
    - ZOOM Engineering Eunos Lotus Emblem
    - ZOOM Engineering Amber Side Indicators


    INTERIOR
    - Arrive Mahogany Wood Handbrake Handle
    - Carbing DASH Foot Rest Pedal
    - HKB Boss Kit
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Gearshift Boot
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Handbrake Boot
    - JASS Performance Sun Visor Plugs
    - JDM Eunos Sunglass Holder
    - JDM Eunos Chrome Door Sills
    - Joyfast Chrome Gear Knob (Super Short)
    - Joyfast Chrome Handbrake Button
    - MiataRoadster Short Shifter
    - Nardi Classico 360mm Wood Steering Wheel
    - RevLimiter Gloss Black Vent Rings
    - RevLimiter "Type MX-5" BRG Door Sill Inserts
    - Vintage Mazda Chrome Cigarette Lighter
    - RS Products Classic Retro Switch


    MAINTENANCE/OEM REPLACEMENT/MISC
    - Carbon Canister Delete
    - Reconditioned Wiper Arms
    - OEM Camshaft/Crankshaft Seals Replacement
    - OEM External Tensioner Belt/Idler Bearings Replacement
    - OEM PCV Valve Replacement
    - OEM Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Rubber Pedal Replacement
    - OEM Shifter Insulation Replacement
    - OEM Thermostat Replacement
    - OEM Third Brake Light Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Waterpump Replacement


    25/04/2016

    ARC Intake Chamber + ARC Induction Box
    Decided to install the ARC Intake Chamber and Induction Box I had received from Miguel. Install was pretty straight forward, however the ARC intake chamber (as nice as it is) seems to get in the way of everything. Getting the bonnet stand to hold the bonnet up is now a slight mission as is putting it back down. The bonnet does not sit flush now when closed and I can see why now that these things are so bent out of shape.

    It was a quick install, maybe around 40 minutes or so and I didn't have time to play around with it too much to try and get it to sit more flush, but it'll do for now.

    Stock intake pipe and stock filter.





    I also decided to buy a replacement genuine ARC intake panel filter.



    Installed.



    As much as I like this, I'm thinking of replacing the ARC intake chamber for something a little slimmer; namely the ARRIVE intake pipe, but for now it'll do.


    RS Products Classic Retro Switch
    Replaced the interior hazard/headlight buttons to the RS Products Classic Retro Switch. Since I'm going for a retro theme it suits it very well and will tie in nicely with the RS Products Retro Cluster and RevLimiters Retro Power Window switches.

    Install was very straight forward. It was just a matter of undoing the bolts holding the centre console together, then removing the tombstone screws located behind the vent cups and unplugging the OEM buttons and replacing it with the RS Products goodness.

    Looks right at home!



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    Damn your looking good. That bay is pure awesomesauce. Have you considered cutting out some of the ribs on the hood to make the intake fit? I had to do that on mine to not further damage it. Luckily I had a spare hood too.

    I had a coolant reroute installed and it gave me a couple headaches making the IACV hose without bending.

    I also trimmed my radiator fan shroud mounting clips because they would stick up and dig into the box. That gave me additional clearance as well.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Munky View Post
    Damn your looking good. That bay is pure awesomesauce. Have you considered cutting out some of the ribs on the hood to make the intake fit? I had to do that on mine to not further damage it. Luckily I had a spare hood too.

    I had a coolant reroute installed and it gave me a couple headaches making the IACV hose without bending.

    I also trimmed my radiator fan shroud mounting clips because they would stick up and dig into the box. That gave me additional clearance as well.
    Hey Miguel! Thanks for the kinds words! Your ARC intake has a new home in my bay

    To be honest, I dont want to go about cutting if I can avoid it. I dont have a spare hood either unfortunately.

    I'll play around with it tomorrow after work. Also, on my passenger side (US driver side), the intake chamber port is on an angle compared to the MAF on the ARC induction box which is perfectly vertical, i.e the port doesnt mate up nicely to the MAF and the silicone hose is having a hard time getting the two to come together, which is why you can see i've only used 3 out of the 4 hose clamps (2 on the intake manifold side and 1 on the passenger/US driver side.

    Will need to fiddle around with it tomorrow.

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Will be fitting some Pirelli Cinturato P1 tyres this Friday (185/60/R14) on the RS-Watanabes. Finally will get to fit them on!
    Did a little mock up of how it will look with the RS Watanabe lug nuts, valve stem and centre cap. Can't wait.



    Also picked up a cheap second hand rocker cover for $25 that I'm going to get professionally polished. Think I might get the ARC induction box and the intake chamber re-polished too.



    Speaking of the ARC intake chamber, as nice as it looks, I've decided that it's a bit too much for my liking. Had to fit and re-fit the chamber and the induction box numerous times just so that I could get clearance right. For now, it's much better than what it was before but I've purchased the ARRIVE intake pipe from YJA and I think it'll look a bit nicer. Will keep the ARC induction box though and put the intake chamber away in storage. I think once the ARC induction box is re-polished, it should go well with the rocker cover and intake pipe.



    Ohlins DFV coilovers will be most likely be installed in a few weeks. Have ordered RacingBeat sway bar end links from Good-win-Racing to go with my Cusco front and rear sway bars.

    After all this, looking to purchase some MaximWorks headers from Japan but undecided on the catback. Thinking about the Fujitsubo RM01A but not sure. Will need to do a bit more research. Suggestions?
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    6,000 rpm - mere mortals would shift HarryB's Avatar
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    Oh, those wheels...Do not get me wrong, all good things going on for this BRG, but the wheels...man...

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
    - Advanced Cam Timing +14 Degrees
    - ARC Induction Box
    - ARC Intake Chamber
    - ARC Panel Air Filter
    - Beatrush Radiator Cooling Panel
    - Carbon Miata Black Silicone Cooling Hoses
    - Gates Racing Performance Timing Belt
    - Koyorad 36mm Hyper-V Core Aluminium Radiator
    - Mazdaspeed Ignition Leads
    - Mazdaspeed Oil Cap
    - Mazdaspeed 1.3 Bar Radiator Cap
    - NGK Iridium Spark Plugs


    SUSPENSION & HANDLING
    - GarageStar Delrin Door Mounts
    - Mazdaspeed Front Strut Brace


    WHEELS, BRAKES & TYRES
    - Goodridge SS Braided Brake Lines
    - Goodridge SS Braided Clutch Line


    EXTERIOR
    - B1 Hybrid Polarg Parkers and Tail Lamp Bulbs
    - Bosch Aerotwin Wiper Blades
    - Front Number Plate Mounting Bracket
    - KG Works Chrome Washer Nozzles
    - Nielex Fuse Box Sticker
    - NoPro Washer Bottle Relocation
    - Philips 4300K Crystal Vision Headlamp Bulbs
    - Raybrig Crystal Reflector Headlamps
    - Runabout M2 Mirrors
    - ZOOM Engineering Retro Fuel Lid
    - ZOOM Engineering Eunos Lotus Emblem
    - ZOOM Engineering Amber Side Indicators


    INTERIOR
    - Arrive Mahogany Wood Handbrake Handle
    - Carbing DASH Foot Rest Pedal
    - HKB Boss Kit
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Gearshift Boot
    - J-F Customs Tan Leather Handbrake Boot
    - JASS Performance Sun Visor Plugs
    - JDM Eunos Sunglass Holder
    - JDM Eunos Chrome Door Sills
    - Joyfast Chrome Gear Knob (Super Short)
    - Joyfast Chrome Handbrake Button
    - MiataRoadster Short Shifter
    - Nardi Classico 360mm Wood Steering Wheel
    - RevLimiter Gloss Black Vent Rings
    - RevLimiter "Type MX-5" BRG Door Sill Inserts
    - RS Products Classic Retro Switch
    - Vintage Mazda Chrome Cigarette Lighter
    - RS Products Classic Retro Cluster


    MAINTENANCE/OEM REPLACEMENT/MISC
    - Carbon Canister Delete
    - Reconditioned Wiper Arms
    - OEM Camshaft/Crankshaft Seals Replacement
    - OEM External Tensioner Belt/Idler Bearings Replacement
    - OEM PCV Valve Replacement
    - OEM Rocker Cover Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Rubber Pedal Replacement
    - OEM Shifter Insulation Replacement
    - OEM Thermostat Replacement
    - OEM Third Brake Light Gasket Replacement
    - OEM Waterpump Replacement


    02/05/2016

    RS Products Classic Retro Cluster
    Installed the RS Products Classic Meter Panel (Type-1 Version). I'm told that RS Products no longer make their version of this retro cluster and I was lucky enough to obtain one of their last production models. KG Works still makes the clusters from my understanding and to be honest, I can't really tell them apart but it looks awesome and that's all that counts.

    Install was pretty easy as I knew what to do to remove the cluster and such since I did it before when I was installing my Nardi steering wheel.

    RS Products Classic Retro Cluster ready to install. It's actually pretty heavy compared to OEM due to the glass.



    Stock cluster. The car just ticked over 160,000kms last night.



    Had to remove the centre indicator so that the bulbs light up on the cluster.



    Installed.





    My car is currently sitting on 160,011kms. I have a NA8 JDM 180km/h cluster showing 166,385kms. Once the kms match, I'll be swapping it over to this one. I've also swapped the oil pressure "idiot gauge" out from the JDM NA8 cluster to a working NA6 oil pressure gauge. To make it work, I will be changing the oil pressure sender from the NA8 to the NA6. This should then give me a working oil pressure gauge.



    I'm also going to get some retro gauge faces to match the cluster. Currently eyeing the RS Products Type-RS gauge faces to replace the stock gauge faces on the JDM cluster. It goes with the retro theme I'm trying to keep with the car. I may also check out some RevLimiter gauges from Adam just so that I can see what options I have available.

    RS Products Type-RS Gauge Face.



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    4,000 rpm - entering the fun zone speedypenguin's Avatar
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    Very classy build. The new gauges faces will work wonders with the cluster!
    My Eunos Roadster, Jazz

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    3,000 rpm - starting to feel the power BRGNA8's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedypenguin View Post
    Very classy build. The new gauges faces will work wonders with the cluster!
    Thanks Brian! Love Jazz and the crazy 14x8 wats with the 205/55 rubber you have on yours! Looks so good!

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    Omg so much stiffy.

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