1975 Mazda REPU - Build and Repair thread

chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Merry Christmas all. Been ordering lots of parts. Since the intake kit is on back order I have focused on wiring. I finally tracked down the proper https://www.ebay.com (commissions earned). This should allow me to wire up the heater switch properly. Not very exciting I know... but I've had the truck 5 years and every time I looked I could never find it. Since my initial searches I have discovered how many parts are shared with the Ford Courier and I am certain this one will drop right in.

In other news, I grabbed a second miata seat so I have the pair now. I ordered new Katzkin covers for them and placed an order for custom brackets from Wedge Brackets.

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I also ordered new carpet. Done with the orange and going back to black. Easier to keep clean, and will contrast nicely with the new seat upholstery.

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I'm trying to figure out what center console to use. I may end up building a custom console but I'm open to ideas. The miata console isn't bad, but I think I can do better.

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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Parts starting to roll in. I've got a ton of wiring to do!

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I'm really digging this fuse box, it sure beats the current one!

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bazooka joe

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2016 Meyata
Ya, the fuse block is certainly an upgrade! I assume it will be relocated as well?


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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Yes, it should fit in the kickpanel where the old relay box is. This box has the turn signal relay and wiper relays (which never worked anyway).

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Otherwise I may experiment with putting it behind the passenger seat since the battery and old master fuse is right there. The box on the right is the old emissions control unit, that's getting thrown out.

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The newer gray wires and circuit breakers are for the 7-pin trailer hitch. I think I can use extra circuits on the new fuse box for those. One for trailer aux power and another for trailer brakes.

Also, I'm going to install some audio equipment so I may put a fused distribution block here too.






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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Making progress. Lui and Curt came over and gave me a hand pulling the wire harness and carb from the truck. I finished the harness yesterday and got the rest of the interior out.

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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Finished removing everything from the firewall while I wait for the rest of the wiring harness parts to come in. I couldn't get this ratty board out without pulling all the pedals, e-brake, and heater. The plan is to dynamat the firewall, cut a new board, and use new padding. With everything out, it will make installing the new carpet easier. I'm also cutting a new hole for the engine wiring harness in the center to keep the engine bay wiring clean.

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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Yeah I know. There's already a scratch on the radiator from what I imagine was a botched job from the previous owner installing the hood.
 

chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
New firewall back board to replace the one that smelled like 40 year old mold.

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Also new bulkhead connector that will help with the forthcoming wire tuck.

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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Some parts are on back order so probably won't be done until April/May.


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chuyler1

goes to eleven
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2013 CX-9
Drilled and tapped the holes for bucket seats. Only issue is that I will have to remove the exhaust and heat shield to get the bolts in from the other side. I'll wait until I'm ready to install the seats permanently before I do that.

Since all the holes are placed I decided to get started on the sound deadening.

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