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Stu Faulkner

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Stu Faulkner last won the day on October 3 2018

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About Stu Faulkner

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    Third time's the charm
  • Birthday 24/05/1971

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    Mazda SDV In build
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  1. Stu Faulkner

    Help with IVA 1C

    PM sent.
  2. Stu Faulkner

    Help with IVA 1C

    I’d be tempted to put RPM@ 6000 due to the fact that they will noise test at 2/3 peak RPM if my memory serves me correct. 2/3 of 8500 will open the vtec valve and get quite a bit noisier. ( I may have done this)
  3. Stu Faulkner

    Another new build diary. FW

    Looks good. I’ve always found that once the loom goes in it starts to look a bit more ‘technical’ and opens up more jobs to do. Keep up the good work
  4. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Interior, Iv'e never really done one before well not a comfy one that is. Carpets. Since the Mazda SDV is basically a MT75 chassis as its known WF make a carpet set that fits. I was a bit concerned about the bulge that the diff caver creates but its no big deal. It doe's seem to stop the seat going right back but I'm 6 foot and it suits me fine. Finally, Seats and harnesses. And a rusty gear lever of course. From the picture above it looks like it needs a Marlboro logo on it.
  5. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Thanks Downloaded the paperwork this week.
  6. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Tell me about it. It appears to be made out of a metal that rusts faster than you can clean it up.
  7. Stu Faulkner

    Exhaust heat shield wanted for IVA.

    Thanks Steve.
  8. Stu Faulkner

    Exhaust heat shield wanted for IVA.

    Does anyone have one that I can buy of them or even borrow to get through IVA? I need it to fit a 6" exhaust. I assume these are still required if you are using a stainless exhaust can.
  9. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    I'm getting better at this, Iv'e been in the garage all afternoon as well. I have made a list on the white board of things to do and its getting smaller all the time but there are always little jobs that keep appearing but it's all part of the fun. Front arches finally fitted. Left these as I didn't want to keep walking past them but now is a good a time as any. I did toy with red arches but for now I think these look fine Grill fitted, thought I would try a plastic one this time. And finally with the use of some counter sunk rivnuts the dash has gone in. It will have to come back out as I want to finish off the heater pipes better. Nice steering wheel. I believe there is an exclusion zone of about 120mm around the wheel. In this case its the whole dash. (Could do with a dust)
  10. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Another tick in the box today. Filled up with coolant and looked for leaks and guess what, I found one. Holding off fitting the dash properly until I'm convinced that there isn't one behind the dash. Using silicone hoses while great do tend to need a re-tighten on the pipe clips once its been warmed up. As It was warming up and stinking the garage out I decided to push it out and have a good clean up. Still amazed at how many cable tie clippings and pop rivets hide under the car. And guess what happened then..... It started raining. The car has barely turned a wheel and has got wet already. But on the plus side I drove it back in and all seems fine, Lots of ticks in the box today.
  11. Stu Faulkner

    Back on the road after major restoration

    Great minds think alike. Gold wheels would set it off nicely.
  12. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Thanks Robin. They say a picture paints a thousand words.
  13. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    Just for you Julie, I’ll give it some serious thought.
  14. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    A load of little jobs ticked off today. Lots of bits that once again the scuttle has been holding off so once the engine is full of coolant and I know that I have no leaks the dash can go on. With mine being a SDV build you get a whopper of a pedal cover. I have to admit that the Mazda column is far better that the BL one for a start the key comes out easily.
  15. Stu Faulkner

    Mazda SDV, Build Number 3

    I guess the ‘badly parked wipers’ is not uncommon.

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