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Nice, mine have gone on both driver and passenger sides. Where did you get your new buttons from?
 

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Discussion Starter · #43 ·
not new, just OK ones from Wrecker (one already starting to screw up)

mazda said they don't have them anymore.

trying to get something with bearing made maybe
 

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BRILLIANT write up mate!!
 

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i had them made up out of really hard plastic from a mate on a lathe for $30...

easy if you have one still intact to copy...

and you can get them from mazda you just have to buy the glass window apparently...

Just make sure you adjust the guides properly before putting the trim back on or the window won't
be water tight and will whistle at speed.
 

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Just found this write up again. Brilliant bit of work. Finally getting around to doing this job as both my front windows guides have gone.

Anyone found a place to get them from yet? But how bad my windows are i dont think ill have an original one to copy to make new ones.
 

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What i am looking at is getting all four spun in brass or similar with maybe an o-ring for buffer (to minimize wear).

Got an old school restorer here (does a lot of British) he looked at it and said best thing possibly to do brass, i agree. got to get all 4 done, haven't opened rear windows for probably 5 years :/
 

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Cool mate. Let me know how you go. Ill grab as many as i need to do all my windows, providing the price is reasonable of course.
 

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I will let you know how i go.

will not be able to chat to him until may though, but then need to get off my ass
 

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wow im suprised you couldnt take the turbo out of the engine bay i did mine out and swap turbo cause the 1 i took out internal gate was welded shut and so i put other 1 which got internal gate and then next day i decided to drill big hole on dump pipe and make a internal screamer lol. sounds okay. abit sound like rbs.

plus so you saying the 2ltr and 3ltr engines (jft and je 3ltr) blocks and pistons are the same? just different stroke so put in 3ltr crank makes the jft into 3ltr? will that work if i put 3ltr crank onto jft and drive away? will pistons be hitting the cylinder head and valves? im scared haha but love to get my hands dirty on jfts. my engine bay looks better with tidy engine i just dropped in and removed unwanted parts.
 

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Can anyone please tell me what kind of turbo im running or can replace with (1988 Mazda Luce limited v6 turbo) I have blow it and want to rebuild myself but dont know what kit i need or what other turbo i can slot straight in
 

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hey found out last year with my engines.

about the jft and je engines you guys talked about few years ago and no they are not the same block heads etc. il tell you whats the differences

2ltr jft block: bore diameter are around 74-75mm
3ltr je Block: bore diameter are 90mm in diameter

jft and je heads are very different and dont try bolting jft heads on je block or what ever etc cause the holes for water passages, oil passages r different. if u dont believe me u can compare your 2ltr and 3ltr head gaskets to prove.

2ltr cylinder heads intake ports and intake manifolds got the holes on bottom of ports act like a air bypass when the vacuum controlled throttles shuts.

3ltr cylinder heads intake ports are the same sizes but no holes on bottom of intake ports acts like a bypass like 2ltr turbo heads have. both engines are very different. i do have both 2ltr and 3ltr engine blocks sitting waiting for head gaskets replacement and i can notice lot differences thats all. any qs jus ask cause i have some experiences with them now. i will tell you 2ltr and 3ltr r very good reliable motors just tired and needs rebuild if they are high ks. my 3ltr that have low ks are the best and bullet proof takes lots of skid abuse and boost with plus turbo kit. just needs head gaskets replacing now
 

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and also 2ltr head gaskets are thin plastic about 0.8mm thick and 3ltr head gaskets are 1.2mm thick steel ones and they heavier.

and with pistons: 2ltr pistons have deep dish ones to lower the comp and 3ltr pistons are flat with abit of dome for valve clearance. 3ltr are high compression engines and yes i did put turbo on it too haha lots of punch. it is stupid manufactures make so restrictive manifolds on these engines wonder why the hp are so low??
 

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will post up pics and some info of my luce later this year after i make custom manifolds with bigger turbo on 3ltr v6 and more mods etc. will be entering couple skid comps next year too
 
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