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    beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by electricalbox View Post
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    Cheers.

    Took the car into my mates suspension shop, where they found the cause of the air bubble was the fact the calipers were on the opposite sides to what they should be. Thus the bleed nipple was on the bottom and not the top and therefore not flushing properly. Fixed up a couple small things as well, so fingers crossed they stop well now. Rotors will still likely need machining.

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    Some quick pics after a decent wash. Pictures and white hide paint imperfections haha. Lot of rough surface, chips, stress lines etc.







    Still not sure if brakes are behaving as they should, but passed the OK with the shop. Guess I'll see if machining makes any difference when it happens. Might also investigate getting a single spacer made up to centre the calipers as opposed to the oddment of washers at the moment.

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    Was together with some peeps and grabbed this okay shot of our three FTOs together. Mine in the middle and the white GPvR on my right, and custom champagne GS-chassised GR-engined one on my left.


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    Finally got the front left hub for the white FTO, getting it installed on Sunday, along with the 22mm rear sway bar, the rear strut brace, and hopefully also disconnecting the sub so I can get it out of the boot.

    Means I'll finally be able to drive it, which means I can get the guards rolled, and swap the stock wheels back onto the silver car so I can put the RPF1s on the white. Put a cat in, get it registered, and get on to selling the silver one.

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    Well, some things got done, some things very much didn't. Took it around to my mechanic mate, and made good headway on a couple small things, disconnected the sub and just secured the amp in a simple way for the meantime; installed both the rear strut bar and also the rear sway bar as well. Just have to get an exhaust hanger as one of them has split and the exhaust is resting on the sway bar.

    Thennn we got to the hub.



    Not so good. I had been told that it'd been modified, and had also talked to two people about whether this would be a problem, but neither must have quite understood or I failed at explaining it sufficiently. But suffice to say, it wasn't going to be a straight swap over; and I didn't want to mutilate the hub I'd just acquired in the same way the ones on there had been.

    Tim (my mechanic there) seems to be pretty certain that it is actually just the bearings that are shot, or the wrong size (and thus shot). So he's going to press them out at his workplace tomorrow and determine what is the case and we can go from there. The most favourable outcome is it just being the bearings, but if the actual hub is irreparable then I'll need to either get new brackets fabbed up (expensive) or acquire new brakes (more expensive, but at least they'll bolt on nicely without some cheap cutting and grinding of components and I'll feel more secure about it in the long run.

    We'll see!

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    Had our annual bonfire for our FTO club in Australia, 16 FTOs in total I believe. Here's a few shots, rest of them at the link. https://www.flickr.com/photos/129206829@N05/



    Car of the Year edition.


    Custom paint job just recently finished.


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    As a memento before I sell the silver car, I had my brother take some night shots with his decent camera (and better photographic knowledge hah). Clear to see what a good combination of technology and expertise can produce.












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    Slowly slowly more progress getting rid of the silver car and the white one on the road. Sunday just been did a lot of swapping of parts at my mechanic's place. Good headlights onto the white car, as well as the stock steering wheel which I prefer, and squeezed the RPF1s over the Brembos haha. Other couple minor servicing things as well.









    Sitting as high as a kite cause I still need to get the guards rolled, and when I went last time they couldn't fit their roller under the fender. Already looking so much better with the clear headlights though.



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    Went to get the guards rolled, business still had a car stuck on the hoist waiting for parts. Another couple days of rolling 4X4 spec, but half price on the deal when I go Friday morning! Can't complain.


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    Presently debating future fitment. Tempted to acquire a new set of 18s as a business here in Aus is having a 10% sale on Work wheels till the end of the year. Not a big saving, but enough to bring them into the price range I was looking at before.

    The debate is, stay mostly flush to stock body (anywhere from 18x9.5 +15 to +23, there is a set of 18x10 +18 that could squeeze maybe), or go all out on some 18x10.5 +15 and run a 265/35 with a set of flares.

    Meanwhile I also want a Wavetrac LSD and am half wondering if I can get my folks to bring it back when they come from the States/Canada haha.

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    Took some half decent pics after a half decent wash.










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    Few updates. Finally got it registered in my home state. Need to take out the HIDs and coilovers, which was a bit annoying but found some cheap stock suspension to pass it through. Everything is back in awaiting an alignment.



    In other news ordered a Wavetrac LSD from the US (exchange rate gahh). Fortunately got a quote early May and saved a couple hundred dollars even though they forgot to mention GST.

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    A few friends and I were just talking about how we can't wait for these to be old enough to import into the US. Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drift55 View Post
    A few friends and I were just talking about how we can't wait for these to be old enough to import into the US. Looks great!
    Cheers mate. There are some things that are a bit shabby for my OCD, but not worth fixing when I intend (hopefully) on a full respray down the track.

    Looks are what drew me to it in the first place, really! Smaller and less muscle-y than a Supra, a bit bigger and not quite as sleek as an FD RX-7, but some nice body lines and good features, especially on the front end.

    This is my mechanic mates' custom turbocharged one with the non-MIVEC motor (better for boost anyway as lower compression). Currently putting out about 170kw at the wheels. Certainly a handful!


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    Ever since my Gran Turismo days I've thought these were great looking cars. Always wondered how that tiny V6 felt too!

    I really, really enjoyed the look of your silver one - the newer headlights and more aggressive bumper really did it for me. And the color looked great.

    Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikethevilla View Post
    Ever since my Gran Turismo days I've thought these were great looking cars. Always wondered how that tiny V6 felt too!

    I really, really enjoyed the look of your silver one - the newer headlights and more aggressive bumper really did it for me. And the color looked great.

    Keep it up!
    Thanks, appreciated. I think it's an engine with enough power to get you into trouble at least. I don't have much to compare to, though. My first car was a 1.8L 4cyl Mazda, so stepping up to the V6 felt fast, even though it was also an automatic. I haven't taken it for many proper drives yet, but I already know the manual retains considerably more power.

    Headlights are actually the same, aside from integrated parker lights on the 97+ models. I'm keen for eventually having the same bumper on the white car (got a new one in the shed lol), and the matching skirts. Undecided on what colour, but given it'll probably be a number of years before it eventuates I think I have time to decide!

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    This is what the FTO reminds me of, I spent soooo many hours playing TXRD2 and mr.mitsu's car had a huge impact on the way that I saw mitsubishi cars. I used to think it was all about the 3000gt/gto, gallant, evo and the dsm but the FTO really stuck out compared to the rest of the lineup at the time. I always wanted one of these. Looks great man, maybe you should paint it yellow like the car of the year models came.

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    I have considered the COTY yellow, but I need metallic paint in my life, haha. Though I suspect it would be expensive, I'd really like to use Mazda's Soul Red from their new lineup. Every time I see a car with it in full sun, I'm like "damn!". It catches counters superbly.


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    Very coom FTO sir! I have seen a few rolling around here and all were stock and rather forgettable, but with what you've done to both the silver and white ones makes them eyecatchers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EricT93 View Post
    Very coom FTO sir! I have seen a few rolling around here and all were stock and rather forgettable, but with what you've done to both the silver and white ones makes them eyecatchers!
    Thanks a lot man. (had to google what 'coom' meant lol). I appreciate all the positive reception on here. Down here it just cops flack for being N/A FF, haha. People who aren't in the car scene think it's a Porsche.

    Like what you did with the 2G and R33!

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    It's heeeeeeeeere! And as heavy as I was expecting.
    Just gotta get clutch and bearings/possible synchros now. Uprated brake gear will be done at same time, getting keen!










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    Have to say that I liked your silver FTO more than the white one from the optical aspect because of the colour. The silver suits the car just perfect, especially on that night shots

    But lets wait till the white one is done, maybe it will change my mind
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