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Old 10-09-13, 22:35   #26
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this is awesome i'm glad theres another wagon out there going to stupid lengths with their car resto. I hope that interior comes up choice. also paint looks good but you need soma badges and some straighter weatherstrip chrome for sure!
Cheers man. Yeah still need to put the badges back on. Couple of exterior blemishes ill get fixed but all in due time.
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Old 15-09-13, 15:38   #27
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Got the underlay down



Not 100% happy with the carpet, few little stains that hopefully I can touch up. Carpet is back in and also fitted the rear seat, left the hex bits at work so couldn't put the front seats in today.


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Old 05-10-13, 20:38   #28
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carpet came up pretty good aye, any more progress?
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Old 07-10-13, 11:30   #29
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Not much lately. Just getting some coin together and chasing a steering wheel and a few other pieces. I have a set of all working window regs and motors to go in but I'm a bit hesitant as I haven't done them before.
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Old 07-10-13, 12:07   #30
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hopefully u come across one for a good price.

seeing what you've done to this is really making me want to do similar to my wags!
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Old 27-10-13, 10:34   #31
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Alright guys, not much has happened since the last update, just been saving hard. And it paid off, picked up this yesterday.



Standard a8 with an mx7 behind it, pedals, ecu and tailshaft. Aiming to have it in and running by the end of November.
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Old 27-10-13, 19:50   #32
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i like your progress man, keep it up carpet looks great. 100 times better.
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Old 27-10-13, 20:06   #33
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why havent i seen this thread! lookin good mate leave the motor standard i reckon no cooler just a big air box flutter ( ABF)
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Old 27-10-13, 20:44   #34
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Yeah once it's in will be standard with airbox, cooler down the track.
Still a lot of other stuff to do before its on the road, windows, door runners, suspension. Really want to do a lot before the end of the year so I can enjoy it during summer
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Old 27-10-13, 21:54   #35
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Nice!
Clean factory set up would suit this so well
As you seem to be aiming for anyway
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Old 28-10-13, 19:25   #36
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Oath bro!!! This is coming along nice, that carpet looks so mint aswell. This thing will be so mint when it's done man..
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Old 28-10-13, 19:33   #37
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Cheers man. Still a loooong way to go
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Old 29-10-13, 17:19   #38
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fkin nice!!!
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Old 29-10-13, 17:33   #39
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Beautiful wagon buddy. Great work too!
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Old 08-01-14, 19:20   #40
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Well, reading back on some of my posts planning to have this up and running by the end of 2013 I have failed myself. Too many hangovers and not enough motivation to work on the wagon.

But I've finally pulled my finger out and made some progress today after work. Removed the gearbox from the engine and getting the flywheel machined tomorrow.


Tucked in the ute, will give it a full clean before joining it back up with the motor.


Now the wagon is getting towed to my work tomorrow where the engine swap will take place over the weekend and maybe see if I can get the windows working aswell.

To do before new engine goes in:
- Timing belt, water pump, cam/crank seals
- flywheel machine, new clutch kit, new thrust and spigot bearings
- plugs and leads (done)
- rear main seal
- engine mounts
- thermostat
- new slave cylinder and clutch master

Then hopefully it just slides in.

Pic of the new daily. Vz ss 6speed

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Old 09-01-14, 00:26   #41
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Nice vz!
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Old 10-01-14, 20:35   #42
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Got the engine out earlier tonight. Only took about 2 and a half hours with a lot of stuffing around cutting the exhaust that had been welded up previously.




Disregard all the auto oil and coolant.

Up early again tomorrow to prep the new engine and hopefully have it running sometime tomorrow afternoon.

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Not as much progress as I would've liked today. Bit of stuffing around and some issues, mainly with the crank pulley being stuck. Broke the oxy out to heat it up and still Wouldn't budge. Ending up cutting it an taping it off but in the process damaged the housing behind it. will just use the one from the old motor.

The crank pulley which caused massive headaches


Also cut the auto brake pedal down to manual size


Cleaned the gearbox up


And as the engine sits currently, sump off and yet to refit timing belt. Have fitted flywheel and the clutch is all set up. Also replaced the rear main seal.


To do tomorrow:
- refit sump
- refit front housing
- cam and crank seals
- fit tensioner and timing belt, refit timing covers
- fit a/c compressor and swap power steer pumps.
- reattach gearbox and refit engine.

And hopefull she fires up. Will be loud as will only be running to the dump as the old exhaust doesn't line up due to the extractors being welded on.

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Old 14-01-14, 20:52   #43
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Okay, after a few long days and a couple of long nights, the new drivetrain is finally bolted in.



Everything in the bay back in and fitted


Couple more hours of work and we should be ready to start up, all be it very loudly.

To do:
- fit new slave and clutch master, clutch pedal , bleed clutch
- fit shifter
- flush cooling system
- fit dump pipe

Will have to wait until Thursday next week for my 3" exhaust to arrive. So wont be able to properly drive until then. Once I'm happy with the drivetrain next step will be to look at the windows and replacing the majority of suspension. Also upgrading brakes to VT items.

Cheers for the views/comments
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Old 15-01-14, 23:21   #44
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Top work mate!
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Old 16-01-14, 20:43   #45
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Spotted your Wagon While doing a delivery today to C.A.R Looks fkin nice, Very jealous! Do you work there or are they just doing the work? I thought I recognized the work shop in your photos.
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i'd seriously recommend contacting matt aka vhr32 instead of opting ofr VT brakes. I've driven cars with a few different upgrade packages and the option i went with (rx7) is definately up there and is infact the best option i've come across allowing the running of stock steelies and rims without spacers or anything
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Old 16-01-14, 21:28   #47
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Spotted your Wagon While doing a delivery today to C.A.R Looks fkin nice, Very jealous! Do you work there or are they just doing the work? I thought I recognized the work shop in your photos.
Yep that's where I work. Who do you do deliveries for? Say g'day next time, I'm the bloke with long hair and a beard, can't miss me.

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i'd seriously recommend contacting matt aka vhr32 instead of opting ofr VT brakes. I've driven cars with a few different upgrade packages and the option i went with (rx7) is definately up there and is infact the best option i've come across allowing the running of stock steelies and rims without spacers or anything
I saw you did the same on your wagon, ill be looking into it further in the next few weeks.
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Old 16-01-14, 21:44   #48
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Yep that's where I work. Who do you do deliveries for? Say g'day next time, I'm the bloke with long hair and a beard, can't miss me.

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I saw you did the same on your wagon, ill be looking into it further in the next few weeks.
Will do I'm the fat ugly bloke in orange or yellow fluro with shirt, with short spiky hair and normaly glasses but not at the moment, from your local Mazda dealer in the Silver BT-50 cage ute, I only live a few blocks away from there too, not far from were you saw me and posted it in the spotted thread when I poped a turbo hose off last year
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Old 16-01-14, 21:50   #49
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Will do I'm the fat ugly bloke in orange or yellow fluro with shirt, with short spiky hair and normaly glasses but not at the moment, from your local Mazda dealer in the Silver BT-50 cage ute, I only live a few blocks away from there too, not far from were you saw me and posted it in the spotted thread when I poped a turbo hose off last year
Okay, not too often we order genuine Mazda parts but I needed a rear main seal for a Mazda 6, had to wait 2 days! Think I've seen you skating through chats wood as well?

What's happening with your vl?
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Old 16-01-14, 22:05   #50
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Okay, not too often we order genuine Mazda parts but I needed a rear main seal for a Mazda 6, had to wait 2 days! Think I've seen you skating through chats wood as well?

What's happening with your vl?
Yep that's me!
Think I dropped that off today
I regretfully have to sell my VL , made the mistake of buying a rust bucket BT-50 (BT 5H!TTY as I call it) Duel Cab 4X4 and I owe more than its worth, also Being kicked out of my Cheap rental (there building town houses on it) So i'm looking at paying $150- $200 more a week and in rent and bills and most of them are shoe box studio units with no parking or storage
Plus my VL is a rust bucket and cant afford to fix or finish it ( wanted to make a HDT LE mock up) One day I'll buy a VLC wagon and make it a HDT Sports wagon Mock UP.
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