Monthly Archives: March 2011

Velorex 16-350

You either love or hate Velorex cars. I don’t think anyone has neutral feelings on them. I happen to love them as they are fantastically primal, full of character and unique. They are essentially a fabric body stretched over a … Continue reading

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Ode to the Slot Mag wheel

Has there a more versatile aftermarket wheel than the “slot mag” or kidney alloy wheel? I doubt it. It looks good on vehicles ranging from ’32 Ford hot rods, to Opel GTs, to 70s custom vans! Popular both in Europe … Continue reading

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Mazda 808 – New brakes and running again

My Mazda 808 Coupe is now running. A little bit of choke and it fired right up. It sounds a bit weedy apparently there is no muffler on the end of the exhaust. There is a resonator so it is … Continue reading

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1970 Subaru FF-1 Star Project

Japanese Nostalgic Cars Forums has a thread on the restoration of a rare to see 1970 Subaru FF-1. Can’t be too many of these in any kind of shape left in North America. Restoration of classic Japanese cars is only … Continue reading

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The Hyundai Pony

Hyundai had been building the Ford Cortina and Taunus under license for a number of years (since 1967) when they decided they would develop their own car. The first step was to recruit George Turnbull who had recently left British … Continue reading

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Mazda 808 – Starters

I finally received my newly rebuilt starter after a long wait. That it on the left, with the old one on the right. See that note about it having nine teeth? Obviously an odd ball as my old starter has … Continue reading

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Horns for the Mazda 808

Oddly the Mazda came with no horns – I guess a previous owner must have harvested them for something else. When I pressed the button I could relay trigger so that looked good. An online manual confirmed the green/yellow wires … Continue reading

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