Project Blaze KL-ZE
Messed around with the sump today, seeing if I can baffle it to prevent oil starvation during track days.
Not my best welding but it will do as a prototype.
Spoiler alert.... Always wanted to say that 😂
Today I started on something different, a duck tail spoiler. This is something that was never made for the mx3 and I think will suit the look of my car when everything is finished.
Mocked up first on a oem boot garnish and crafted out of expanding foam. Covered in gaffer tape ready for fiberglass.
I apologise for the picture links. I can't seem to get the link right to post them direct.
Got the spoiler sanded down today, there are some parts that are not good enough but I can't sort that with a little bit of fibreglass filler.
That's a sexy rear....
Loads more to do on this. Lots of filler, dolphin glaze and primer to get it perfect then paint.
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@mazdax3 Looking good!!
@mickthemaverick thanks buddy. With all this time on my hands, the mx3 is getting some well deserved attention
@mazdax3 looks good mate, and I know what you mean, mine has been sat for a couple of years waiting... finally getting stuff done!
@jono I'm actually getting more done than I planned, costing a little more but what the heck.
Before 🤢 and after 👌🏻
@mazdax3 Good work :D Shaping up nicely!
@marco you're still here... Been a while fella.
Atm I'm waiting for things to sell on ebay so I can push forward with the build, funds are sadly starting to run low but that was inevitable. This build will be done by the end of the year including...
Rocket style custom kit
Spare wheel well deleat
5 stud conversion
Huge offset wheels (still can't decide what I want)
The engine should be done and in the car by the end of this month so the first time in 11 years I'll get to drive a 2.5 mx3 🤟🏻
So I made £400 on ebay selling broken playstations 🤣
So now on order is:
Elring head gaskets
Ering stretch bolts
Engine crane (I'm starting to need a bigger workshop at home)
Exciting times ahead!
Nice! Were your head bolts out of spec?
I remember buying my engine crane. My dad said sure you'll hardly use it LOL
@mazdax3 sounds great mate, you will love the 2.5, so much fun.
Interested in what you do with the brakes and wheels, that's my next area after getting the turbo sorted.
Engine crane is a must!
@marco I didn't care to measure them as I'm replacing everything and the heads have been skimmed.
@jono ive got 323f v6 rear bolt on hubs with 323f front hubs & 323f front cv joints (correct spline count) in mx3 hub carriers and wheel bearings.
So today I finally dropped the k8 out if the mx3, cleaned the engine bay and discovered loads more that will need doing.
Now time to strip the k8 of all the sensors and the k8 exhaust cams then finish building the klde
Progress has been slow this last week but the clutch and fly wheel have finally been collected. The clutch is being remanufactured with a strengthened, organic friction plate while the flywheel is being refaced, lightened and belanced.
Both heads are now on and torqued, some of the ancillaries are on and all the other parts just need cleaning and painting.
I'll get some fresh pics up as soon as I can.
Pics as promised
And I blanked the PCV valve port with a teenage mutant turtle coin 😂
The engine is all together (minus a few hoses) and is looking really good. Now time to source new parts which are becoming difficult to find and get the engine bay, engine mounts, subframe and exhaust prepped for the install.
@mazdax3 Looking good!
@marco thanks fella. I was hoping to have it in by now but I got laid off because of the ongoing nightmare so funds are running low. While waiting for some funds to put towards the build, I've ended stripping a lot more and painting/restoring. At this rate I'm going to be scared to take it on track 😂
So finally the poly bushes for the steering rack turned up 🤟🏻.
All ready to go back in but I can't help but thinking, all the work I put into this area and no one will see it 🙄