this is my 1989 black mazda 929. we bought it completely stock back in january 05. i have done much to it. all the updates are on this page. exterior shots are on the next page and interior and engine shots are on the third page. so check back often and leave me comments!
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Receiver: Pioneer DEH-P4700MP
Front speakers: Pioneer TS-G1040R
Rear speakers: Pioneer TS-A1671R
5/19/2005 1561 hits
i was on my way to school when all of the sudden i hear this loud squealing noise sounded like a belt. turns out my timing belt snapped, so my car is in the shop getting a new one. costing too much but o well it needed to be replaced...
5/15/2005 1542 hits
well last sunday i left the lights on. monday came out to the car and tried to start it and found the battery completly dead. the buzzer telling me the keys were in the ignition with the door open didnt even go off. luckily i was able to recharge the battery so i got lucky. thursday the car started to run hot. didnt know why, so i checked the radiator fluid...it was BROWN! so yesterday i went and got coolant and decided to get new plugs too. i got bosch platinum plugs, im getting new wires tuesday or wednesday. this morning i flushed and refilled the radiator. it was a dark brown almost black. probably hadnt been changed in 15 years so its a good thing i noticed.
5/3/2005 1450 hits
woot finally got my car running!! forgot how fun it was to drive! next up is to find out why i have oil underneath and to fix the whole in the exhaust
4/24/05 1,317 hits
wow serious jump in hits the last few days. thanks all! i called mazda about the seal washers and they wanted $4.13 each! considering i need 14 i wasnt gonna spend that kind of money. so we put silicon on the bottom, let that harden and it worked great. now the bad news...when i was tightening the bolts down for the valve covers to specs, i broke off the head of the closest bolt on the passengers side with the bolt inside! i wasnt to happy about that. instead of taking of the vc and having to replace the gasket again which would have been another $30, im using a bolt remover. ive started it going, but was having some trouble so im gonna try and get it done tomorrow. worst case i will have to take of the cover again or drill out the bolt...so thats it for now. btw my bday is in 2 days :D
4/17/05 1,222 hits
its definitely been awhile. sorry for the lack of updates. we had to put a silencer on the new muffler because it was so loud. the legal limit is 100db and with the silencer its at 98db :p so im still barely legal. on the 15th i started to replace the valve cover gasket. today i started putting it back together and realized i needed new seal washers so i will have to order those tomorrow. check out what my engine looks like on the third page.
3/19/05 937 hits
we put the new muffler on in about 3 hours today. it sounds and looks so much better. finally glad that is done, the car idles smoother too.
3/12/05 851 hits
we finally finished the shocks on the 10th. the car rides sooo much smoother. and it doesnt bounce all over when you push on one corner! im glad thats over with cause it took way too long.
3/5/05 762 hits
so we finished the back today. the shocks work great. probably monday comes the front because im not gonna be home tomorrow.
3/4/05 741 hits
we got the boots yesterday. we installed one shock today and we are gonna finish the other one later hopefully. then probably tomorrow comes the front!
2/26/05 601 hits
we got the muffler today. its an afterburner by flowtech. we started installing one shock. then realized we got the wrong spring compressor. had to go back and get the right one. so we are gonna work more on it tomorrow
UPDATE 2/25/05 572 hits
woohoo we got the shocks today, monroe sensa-trac. gonna put them in within the week. also got the valve cover gaskets. those go in too. pictures later
UPDATE 2/17/05 410 hits
well yesterday we got the tire fixed at les schwab. great place i recommend them. they also rotated and balanced the tires for us. next come the shocks and muffler.