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    626 bracket should fit, I think you have to move...

    626 bracket should fit, I think you have to move the big block of earth connectors from memory, but it should work

    Junk yards might be your best bet for getting a bracket, should be fairly cheap...
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    Toyota SC14 from a Toyota Previa/Estima minivan,...

    Toyota SC14 from a Toyota Previa/Estima minivan, they also came on Chasers and Crowns in the early 90's

    I definitely won't be running it at full pressure, apparently the Teflon coating starts...
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    Well, slow progress is better than no progress......

    Well, slow progress is better than no progress...
    SC bracket is finalised and the laser cut profiles should arrive next week, New rear sway bar bushes and engine mount inserts ordered from AWR (the...
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    Woohoo! I think you've nailed bang-for-buck...

    Woohoo! I think you've nailed bang-for-buck suspension mods here.

    How much swearing and finger contorting was needed to get the bigger bolts in?

    Best of luck with the exams, keep us posted with...
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    Yep, lateral links use loooooooong bolts at each...

    Yep, lateral links use loooooooong bolts at each end, trailing arms are weld nuts up front, threaded insert at the back

    They're also tight as frig, be prepared to swing on them with a breaker...
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    Wheeeeeeee! That actually looks like fun, but...

    Wheeeeeeee! That actually looks like fun, but definitely isn't the best for track times!

    I wonder if you could use the body roll and weigh transfer to get the back end out and a pseudo drift going...
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    Do it! Nothing beats hands on experience and...

    Do it! Nothing beats hands on experience and learning, especially for skills like welding, $70 is a steal too, but I know those economic pains lol

    My fab skills are best described as 'good from a...
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    I've been channelling my inner Project Binky and...

    I've been channelling my inner Project Binky and have whipped up a rough CAD (Cardboard Aided Design) model for the supercharger

    https://i.imgur.com/QAjfViS.jpg

    Its not pretty but it fits and...
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    Gidday! Proteges are great cars, and easy to work...

    Gidday! Proteges are great cars, and easy to work on

    For wheel offset, try an online calculator like this one https://tiresize.com/wheel-offset-calculator/

    Stick in the current numbers, then...
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    Can someone double check me on the torque setting...

    Can someone double check me on the torque setting for the inner bolts on the front lateral links? I've done 'em up to 90 nm as per the workshop manual, but the arms don't move freely on the bolts....
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    @Riot, the CR3 shop is like a candy store lol, I...

    @Riot, the CR3 shop is like a candy store lol, I need to make a list and email them, getting everything in one order saves shipping but it's a bit harder to plan

    @Gabe; It fits too! I wonder how...
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    It's scientifically proven that boost rags are,...

    It's scientifically proven that boost rags are, in fact, good for the engine and increase both BWWAAAH and TSUTSUTSU when sucked in through a turbo :D

    Hope you get it out, stuck rags are no fun!
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    Ha, looks like the motor will come out then! ...

    Ha, looks like the motor will come out then!

    Not for a while at least, baby steps before I tackle something like that :)

    In other news, the rear subframe is out, because why not, it has to come...
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    From memory, my drivers rear (your passengers...

    From memory, my drivers rear (your passengers side) needed the caliper taking off to get the bolt out, not a major, just the 2 14mm bolts and stick it somewhere out of the way

    That voltmeter looks...
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    Siiiiiick! Those wheels look great!

    Siiiiiick! Those wheels look great!
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    Was up in Auckland on the weekend so I dropped by...

    Was up in Auckland on the weekend so I dropped by the massive (700 cars) pick-a-part yard to grab a CV shaft for the demio and to have a look for parts for the SP20

    There was a GH Mazda 6 sedan...
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    https://i.imgur.com/ljIpeIp.jpg about the only...

    https://i.imgur.com/ljIpeIp.jpg about the only photo I've got of it! I forgot about the ghost flames down the front quarter lol


    Springs are fairly easy to swap out if you've got access to a set...
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    Sweet scores! It's always great when you run in...

    Sweet scores! It's always great when you run in to someone who is properly passionate about a brand or model of car.

    I had a wagon just like that red one at Uni, mine was the Ford version and it...
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    Just checked with a local shipping agent I've...

    Just checked with a local shipping agent I've used before, shipping alone will be around $450nzd! :O (omg) the Aussie guys might be your best bet lol
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    King springs are legit as, they're probably the...

    King springs are legit as, they're probably the most common lowering spring here and in OZ, so they should be a safe bet
    I can get front and rear standard height springs and freight forward them if...
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    Hmmmmm, the pressed steel flange will be a heap...

    Hmmmmm, the pressed steel flange will be a heap easier to bend than the place flange, can you get that section out of the car? Then you can tweak it gently with a BFH.

    Otherwise you could replace...
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    Speaking of tearing in to stuff, here's some...

    Speaking of tearing in to stuff, here's some actual progress:

    https://i.imgur.com/j9QR3I5.jpg

    Got the rear trailing arms out, painted and installed the Nolathane bushes, painted the control...
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    Heck yeah, having a daily means I can tear in to...

    Heck yeah, having a daily means I can tear in to stuff and still get to work, plus the daily mileage was starting to take it's toll, there's a few extra rattles and leaks to deal with now!
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    The Burgandy Terror

    Not being content with owning 1 Mazda with dodgy red paint, I've gone and bought another!


    https://i.imgur.com/NPssl5v.jpg

    This little nugget is a '97 Demio. Absolute base model with a 1.3L...
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    Woohoo it lives! You'd be glad to get all...

    Woohoo it lives!

    You'd be glad to get all the clutch stuff out of the way, good score with the mazdaspeed flywheel!

    Balancing study and work is 'fun' say goodbye to long sleep ins lol, but...
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