What did you do to your vehicle today?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by BBQ, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. mike94

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    I've been searching for an old Mazda 1300 for years, because I was often sitting in my uncle's rotten '72 1300 in the forest as a kid and dreamed of driving one some day. I tried to find the narrow body '72 or '73 model year 1300, but there are only 5 of them left in Finland and they are really expensive, so I bought this 1974 Mazda Marella 1300 FA3TS day before Christmas eve and I thought it would be ready to drive as it had passed the vehicle inspection a month before. But I was wrong. I had to replace centrifugal advance springs inside the distributor, clean the starter, replace the rubber clutch line and finally get the right rear spring main leaf welded, because it was snapped. New springs would cost 300 euros each and welding cost only few euros. The Marella is known as just 1300 or Familia Presto in other parts of the world. This car is also very rare in Finland. I believe there are only 15 of these widebody 1300's left registered now and this is one of them. I have never seen one on the road so the number is probably right.

    The springs looked like this before I took them apart and brushed all the rust out of them.
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    Now after welding and cleaning they look like this.
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    I'll put them back on the Mazda tomorrow, if weather allows. I don't have any warm garage and have to repair my cars outside or in a cold barn and it was freezing today, almost -20 degrees celsius. After the springs are installed, only things to do before putting the Marella back on the road is to clean and bleed the rear drum brakes, change rear axle oil and change spark plugs. Currently the brake pedal goes to floor without any resistance unless I pump it few times.
     
  2. enjoyinorc6742

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    changed the rear left wheel bearing and rear breaks on our 2001 ZX5 Ford Fiesta. my dad had to do the brakes cause i WILL NOT do drum brakes.
     
  3. jerry88

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    Changed the front seats of the Omega, because the seat warmers were not working. Also because the original ones were all worn out.
     
  4. Ai'Torror

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    Replaced crank position sensor in 2000 renault megane 1.4 8V. (My dad's car since I'm to young to have a license I only took it for a quick spin around the neighbourhood. It is still to slow to do any real harm... It barely spun in 1st gear on icy road :D handbrake works good tho!)
     
  5. KaiserimnopYT

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    i never know why in germany there are big plates and little like the one on your BMW
     
  6. NinetyNine!

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    when you're lucky you can choose whether you want a short or a long plate, depending on how many letters you have
     
  7. KaiserimnopYT

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    Oh ok. I te member seeing a Plate with 3 letter (in offenburg so the two first was OG) and two number on a vw
     
  8. SixSixSevenSeven

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    A few days back now but stuck some black alloys on the car as you do
     
  9. Pyro Shepherd

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    Nearly rear ended a Toyota Camry and as a result slid my rear tire.
     
  10. D-Troxx

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    Pulled the engine.
     
  11. carsmin

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    i charged my car(cause its a tesla)
     
  12. James Smith

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    A couple of Hookers showed up at my door.
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    I'll be putting those in the 94 chevy this weekend.

    I also found a puddle of coolant, so new intake gaskets on the same truck.
    While I had it off, I figured I'd clean the intake. Enter gunk, lemon juice/dish soap secret recipe and steel wool.
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    Cleaned off the dust and juices with a hot shower.
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  13. youdidwhat!!

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    I did my head gasket on my 205 along with the valve stem seals, now it needs a dizzy and a cap , anyone need any Peugeot 205 parts I'm breaking mine lol ive had enough now
     
  14. gtpdzbiz

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    Thanks ;) As a FWD car, this is very fun to drive, yet it's still comfortable for long distance highway cruising.
     
  15. youdidwhat!!

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    I did something I have always said I would never do, I bought a 1.0 3 cylinder vauxhaull corsa B in typical council estate poverty spec with a faded roof
     
  16. RORCAT

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    Finally took the time to take some good pics today.

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  17. Puzzle

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    If that isn't the most beautiful E36 wagon I have ever seen, I don't know what is.
     
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  18. BeamCarHomeTrade

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    What today i done to my car?I CHARGED IT :)))) BTW,model s ftw
     
  19. Shotgun Chuck

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    Technically yesterday as of 10 minutes ago, but I put skateboard griptape on the pedals. Definitely glad I did it, even with the non-skid shoes I wear I can definitely feel a difference.
     
  20. SeaDooSnipe

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    Roof and trunk spoilers are now on. Only a few more things to do until I get ready to respray later in the spring!
     

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