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Old 11-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Really? its stock, the majority of them in aus have carby motors, the early model Breeze has a 1.3L single carb, and the GL and GLi have 1.5L twin carb, then the Si and VTi got injected motors, the later ones (95-96) might be efi im not sure
Back here in Brazil they usually had the D15B7 and D15B8, mostly sourced from the U.S. and Canada. There were very few Euro-spec models with the D13B2 and that odd electronic carburettor, but they're not so easy to find.

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Old 11-29-2013, 04:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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the most common motor here is the D15B4

Today i got a boss kit so i could finally fit my new steering wheel, much nicer to drive with and as a bonus the new combo weighs about a quarter of the stock one

I also got a convex mirror that clips over the center mirror, i can now see all the way from the back of the passenger door around to my head at a glance, this means that i can take off the passenger side mirror for yet another bit of weight gone as well as better aero

Will have pics later on, cheers for looking
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Old 11-30-2013, 09:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I also got a convex mirror that clips over the center mirror, i can now see all the way from the back of the passenger door around to my head at a glance, this means that i can take off the passenger side mirror for yet another bit of weight gone as well as better aero
Police gonna love it

Regarding aero, I'd rather replace both external mirrors with the ones out of a sports motorcycle than just taking one off.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I will be replacing the drivers side with a smaller lighter motorcycle style one, but the passenger side does nothing now with the convex center mirror so there's not much point leaving it on, and legally i only need 2 working mirrors anyway so with a factory looking blanking plate it shouldn't draw any police attention

Im also picking up a second EG from a mate for the princely sum of $100 in the next couple of days, it has been rear ended but the rest is in ok condition, it has BMW 14" steel wheels that i will be using with smooth hubcaps, a standard exhaust in good nick that i will swap for my rusty old cat back, and a bonnet that actually fits, it will still need to be painted though as its faded red. Lots of other bits and bobs that i will probably grab also (still running and rego'd)

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Hey guys

Still no ecomods but another record tank!

Up over 42mpg now , which is my most efficient tank ever im pretty sure, and still not a great tank either, i broke my 'going easy on it' for a tank idea with a brisk hills run or 2, and one of my tires had a slow leak which i didnt notice till it was at 20psi about 3/4 of the way through the tank

lots of DWL in the hills and EOCs on a fair few big downhills on the way home from work helped get the new PB, but with no instrumentation and a temperamental key for killing the engine made it difficult, gotta get a kill switch in asap!

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Hi guys,

I got a second car for parts the other day really cheap so today was spent pulling some parts off:


Its a bit rough and has been rear ended but the bonnet is straight so it will be repainted white and fitted later, the headlights are very ricey but they put out much better light than the stockers so i will be fitting them too, it also has a stock exhaust in good condition, stiffer springs and BMW 14x5.5" steel wheels which i will be fitting along with some smooth hubcaps

Another part i will be using from the red car is the drivers side mirror, the standard ones have huge blind spots as well as being quite heavy thanks to electric adjustment. I have removed the passenger side from the white car already but the dirvers side will be replaced with this 3" convex mirror:


First i removed the stock mirror from the base then cut the base up a lil bit and hot glued a piece of 3mm mdf on to hold the new mirror:


Then i filled the gaps with strips of cardboard hot glued on:


before covering the lot in fiberglass:


i needs a fair bit of sanding and shaping to get it smooth before i add some paint and stick the mirror on

Weighs less than half the stock one and has probably less than a 3rd of the frontal area, plus 10x better vision, winning all round!

Thanks for looking
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That's good for a lower-cost alternative to a sports motorcycle mirror.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Hi guys

Had a couple of bad tanks since my last check in, i switched to 94 octane ethanol blend to try it out instead of the usual 91 unleaded and the mileage dropped quite a bit, i also had a small accident at the end of the last tank where a truck pulled out in front of me and i had to go over a gutter to avoid him, which popped one of my front tires and put my wheel alignment out of whack

i got more progress on my mirror upgrade though, the passenger side i cut the mirror off completely and smoothed it out, the drivers side i started in my previous post:




still need a bit more bogging and sanding before the drivers side is ready for paint but the passenger side is done:


I also mounted a killswitch in the gearknob yesterday, its not hooked up yet though, i cut the knob up a bit and siliconed a switch in before running the wires under the boot end through the center console:


Thats about all for now, apart from a good wash again:


Thanks for looking

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