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Author: Subject: Mick's MNR Mazda: Build Log
micksalt

posted on 21/6/17 at 08:32 PM Reply With Quote
I'm hiding in shame after slightly cracking the body tub when moving it . On the plus side, it is nowhere visible and it also made me pause and remember that I needed to fit the scuttle panel first, which could have been an embarrassing mistake. I'll just get a fibreglass repair kit and reinforce the back of the split to prevent any further damage.

As for mounting the sender unit. I used these from Screwfix:

http://www.screwfix.com/p/carbon-steel-self-drilling-screws-4-8-x-16mm-100-pack/68505

And I figured out that the rubber seal between the sender unit and the tank doesn't actually prevent vapours from coming up past the screw, so I put a 5 mm copper washer under each one to seal it against the sender unit body. With them being self-tapping, the screw should seal against the soft aluminium of the tank, but I wanted to be doubly sure.

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Mash

posted on 21/6/17 at 08:40 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Mate, they look just the job
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micksalt

posted on 21/6/17 at 08:43 PM Reply With Quote
I was worried that those ones were a bit short at first, but they had plenty of bite into the tank.
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micksalt

posted on 18/9/17 at 11:17 AM Reply With Quote
Got the family coming to visit this Saturday to help to mount the body tub. After that, progress should speed up again because most of it is just bolting things together. I think I am going to wimp out of building my own engine loom and just get Canems to do that for me. By the time I've purchased all the materials to do it, the difference in cost won't be that different. I will still have to build my body electrical systems loom though
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super-ron

posted on 18/9/17 at 08:06 PM Reply With Quote
cant wait to see the body on!

[Edited on 18/9/17 by super-ron]

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micksalt

posted on 18/9/17 at 08:55 PM Reply With Quote
Scuttle panel is now in place, and after a tip from the MNR Owner's Club, I will be gluing the internal carbon effect panels before lifting the bodywork into place.

BodyToFit
BodyToFit


Not a lot I can do until the bodywork is in place, so I just fitted the rockers. Really nice piece of kit these, not just having radial-load needle rollers, but also axial load needle rollers too!

Rocker
Rocker


Of course, once the bodywork is on, I can cut the holes for the front suspension, build up the suspension both back and front and get it onto its wheels. Not before time either, I'll need to evict the car for a day whilst doing a major service on the daily driver, which is due in just 5,000 miles time.

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