LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
I'll be giving it a decent go! Not sure how well it'll turn out but it'll get the car on the road :)
Got a photo of your alignment tool?


Took the car for a quick shakedown spin on Saturday, nothing fell off and nothing caught fire, so that's a win! The car tracks nice and straight already and isn't too bouncy, I forgot how much more responsive the manual is compared to the auto too.

Performance is good! I obviously can't go and do a full rev range pull with the car being slightly illegal at the moment, but it's making about 6psi at 4000ish rpm, it pulls super smoothly and makes a hell of a noise :D I'm going to attempt a video sooner or later and will post it here if it works
Ooooh I'm very curious to hear what it sounds like! Please do keep us posted.
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Well, best laid plans and all that...

Motivation to do anything to the car fell off the face of the earth a few weeks ago so there isn't much progress to report or video to share unfortunately :(

I have managed to paint the top grille and sand out all the weld burns in the headlights (oops lol) so it's looking more and more car shaped now
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Here's hoping the motivation bug bites soon and it's back to business!
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Had a brainwave about the spotlight covers last week so I nipped down to the local $2 shop and bought some of those stick on push lamp things, which were just the right shape and size.
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Broke out the trusty CAD and got them sitting about right in the openings.
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I'm digging the look so far, not sure if they'll be red or black yet. Thoughts?

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Also, it appears the chassis is a bit stiffer now!
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Took a quick trip up to Pick-A-Part in Auckland, partly as a break from my local town, but also to grab some spares and parts for the daily. This gem was waiting, virtually untouched!
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It's a JDM Familia Field Break, it came with a few goodies from factory like the front and rear lips, HID headlights, a 20mm lift and a sweet orange accented interior with fold up picnic trays in the back
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It's a cool, weird bit of Protege/ Familia history. There was also a Lantis Type R with the tiny V6 nearby (imagine that motor in a demio!)

I nabbed the starter, one spotlight and the rear lip from the Field Break. Considering good second hand spotlights are going for $130-150, grabbing a near new one for $20 made the 3 hour round trip a bit sweeter! The frond bar was too damaged for me to rescue and the HID lights were slightly out of budget for this trip. If they're still there in a few weeks I might grab them.

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Here's the Field Break lip on my car, it's a bit beefier and extends lower than the standard P5 lip, plus it has an interesting center section. It'll get painted red one day!

Here's a short driving video too, excuse the 6 year old camera phone quality!
Nothing crazy, 40-50% throttle at the most, I turn the supercharger off for a comparison as well.

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Hammo

GJ 6/ATENZA Wagon, BJ 323 SP20 (PRO5)
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Brisbane QLD AUS
Looks like the rear seats in the Field Break are split 50/50 instead of the usual 60/40

Also a cup holder behind the centre console can fetch a pretty penny
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Looks like the rear seats in the Field Break are split 50/50 instead of the usual 60/40

Also a cup holder behind the centre console can fetch a pretty penny
Yeah, the seats are really nice, didn't even notice the split difference! They don't have the sliding base like the other JDM sport20 which is interesting, it's the flip up base like the 323/pro5
Cupholder was pretty busted up unfortunately :( It also had clear side indicators which can go for $70-80 a pair! (should have grabbed those, maybe next time)
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Man I can not believe the Field Break in the yard... :(
It's still there, need any parts? :D
Wrecking Mazda Familia BJFW Facelift (pickapart.co.nz)

My daily driver's alternator died on Monday night so I slapped the plates on the red car and pressed it into service, it's first decent drive in over a year! I'm sure the neighbours appreciated me turning up at midnight with a loud whiney car :ROFLMAO:

It went really well, nothing fell off although I think I've wired the wipers backwards and there's a decent suspension clunk in the left rear. Soooo much more torque down low, it's a little skittish in the wet!
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
That is really interesting to see a two-tone "P5".
I kinda like the way the rear lip looks not being color-matched (y)

I dig it too, it's almost the same silver as the wheels so it kinda works

Progress report:
- Alternator belt tightened to stop it squeeling on start up
- Wipers fixed, the little arm wasn't positioned right on the motor
- Rear clunk identified, it's the rose joint on the swaybar end link
- lower grill splitter in primer ready for a good sanding
 
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