LankyKiwi's Rally-flavored SP20

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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2003 Mazda Protege5
That is really interesting to see a two-tone "P5".
I kinda like the way the rear lip looks not being color-matched (y)
 
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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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2x 2001 SP20 323's
By the end of this month the car should be legal to drive on the streets!
Certification and Warrant of fitness booked, which are the two processes this car needs to get for it to be able to be driven (legally) on the road. It's an expensive process so I'm slowly going through and making sure everything is done up, tidy and (hopefully) problem free!

Been tackling a few small jobs as well;

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Finally painted the inlet piping, plain silver because I don't want it to disappear in the dark bay, and it kinda matches the strut bar. There's some gold heat tape on the bits closest to the exhaust which should help with heat management.

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Also added some little rubber mounts to try and isolate it from the rad. Last thing I want is to crack the rad tank!

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Fitted a junkyard dash mat (Out of a Ford, hence the weird lump over the passengers airbag cover. It really needs dying black to match everything else

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Aaand figured out where to put some stickers. I don't like heaps of stickers on the outside of the car, so this is a nice spot. Plus if I ever sell the car I can swap this panel out and stick it on the wall as 'art' (Need more stickers!)

Ditched the spotlight cover idea for now, it wasn't working as well as I'd hoped. Will revisit in the future! Stuck some good fog lights in for now.

I also need to figure out how to relieve some intake pressure, I'm getting around 10 psi at 80-90% throttle which is great fun, but not good! Might try and hook the supercharger relay in to the microsquirt and get it to turn off over a certain RPM figure.

Next up:
Bleed and adjust brakes
Spanner check everything
Hook the supercharger relay in to the Microsquirt
Replace the P/S lines as I don't trust them 100%
Book an alignment (required for Cert process)
Get a tire for the spare and fix a puncture

Getting close now!
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Bled the brakes and adjusted the handbrake today, there was a bit of air in the rear circuit so it stops super sharply now.

Also pulled the rad and lifted the supercharger to fix an oil leak from the block behind the supercharger bracket. It's a bit annoying that the rad has to come out but it's so tight in there. At least the header didn't have to come out!
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Ratchet strap and some scrap wood to support the charger, then the mount can be removed and the charger can be lowered out the bottom.

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I'm getting oil seeping from these two threaded holes, anyone seen this before? They're the lower mounts for the AC pump. I'm wondering if I cracked something with the slightly longer bolts I'm using for the S/C bracket. Have cut the bolts down and added some sealant, which will hopefully fix this issue 🤔

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This is how tight things are lol. There is just enough space to get this nut on and a skinny spanner will slip on to do it up. I've made the mistake of forgetting fasteners when drafting stuff for work, it's not fun!

Hopefully the rain will stop tomorrow so I can go and test the brakes properly :D
 
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2x 2001 SP20 323's
Hi Mate,

Nice sp20, I'm also in NZ and after a towbar. Do you still have the original one and is it hard to install?

Thanks,
Harry
Heya Harry, the original towbar is gone unfortunately, it was on my blue familia when it got stolen and I didn't think to save it before the insurers took the car :(

They do turn up at pick-a-part occasionally, here's one in Mangere for example:

Easy enough to install, it's waaay easier if the rear bumper is off. From memory it used factory holes so no drilling required!
 

BenjiHoggi

OEM+
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Oregon, USA
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22v Protege5
Heya Harry, the original towbar is gone unfortunately, it was on my blue familia when it got stolen and I didn't think to save it before the insurers took the car :(

They do turn up at pick-a-part occasionally, here's one in Mangere for example:

Easy enough to install, it's waaay easier if the rear bumper is off. From memory it used factory holes so no drilling required!
Sorry to pop in, but is that an OEM equipped tow hitch??

If so, I'm laughing right now because my USDM user manual has a whole page dedicated to trailer towing, but the only thing printed on it is "Never tow a trailer with your Mazda."
 

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