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February 2, 1981 (34)
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1979 Mazda RX-7
1989 Mazda MX5
1993 Mazda RX_7



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Sourcing an Engine

by Archetype on 13th October 2012 at 01:30 PM
After having the MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic completely repainted on the outside, inside and underneath, it was time for the students to move on to the next stage of the Certificate in Motorsport (Level 2) course - Engine Construction and Operation.

I decided to go with a 1.6L engine

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Painting the Car

by Archetype on 14th September 2012 at 10:20 AM
Hey guys,

Long time, no post. Here are the latest photos that I've put on my blog for the MIT Honda Civic. From this:

To this:

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The Roll Cage

by Archetype on 30th May 2012 at 03:09 PM
Great progress has been made on the MIT/KiwiMotoring Honda Civic over the over the last few weeks, so I headed up to Auckland to have a look at the nearly completed roll cage.

As you can see, the 8-point

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Engine choices - Your Advice Wanted

by Archetype on 11th May 2012 at 03:27 PM
My car currently has a 1.5L injected non-VTEC engine, but I have the option of sourcing something else, and the students will rebuild and install that instead (provided it's not too complicated).

It's still a wee way away before the engine gets attention, but time flys by pretty quickly,

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3rd Time Lucky?

by Archetype on 2nd May 2012 at 08:38 PM
Here's another update for the KiwiMotoring/MIT Honda Civic project, and once again there has been a slight change of plans after it was discovered that the rust in the black car was worse than expected:

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