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wankel_dreams


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posted June 06, 2002 10:24 AM

grille color

One of my low-beams burned out the other day, and since i was planning on upgrading my lights, now seems like the time. Since I've got my all my grilles off changing and upgrading the lights, I might as well paint them. I was gonna use flat black on the side sections. Has anyone found a good color match for the center section?



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rotarynews


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posted June 11, 2002 04:44 PM

Grey

If you do all 3 peices at the same time, grey is grey... try to match the best you can... but I would be surprised if anyone had a peice that was un-faded enough to get a good factory color match.

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wankel_dreams


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posted June 11, 2002 08:14 PM
Edited By: wankel_dreams on 11 Jun 2002 20:15

oops, i forgot that i had posted the pics here, and i changed the spelling of the files. anyway...here are the pics.





my side sections are black.
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rotarynews


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posted June 12, 2002 10:56 AM

Color of the top?

Is you question what color should the 'top' part of the center grill be? the part that is part black, specked, faded? (see the 3rd pic, top of the grill)

I don't think it is visable (very much) from the front, since the hood covers up that part... so long as the chrome is still on the front of your truck, you should be able to paint it any color you like! :)

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Klaus43


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posted June 16, 2002 10:23 AM

I thought that 'grey' colour was more like 'silver'...

....anyway, your parts look in nice shape! Sure is a curious front-end-protector/air-flow disruptor you've got in front, though... but that's prob. why your parts are still nice, huh?

       
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wankel_dreams


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posted June 16, 2002 12:14 PM

[quote Sure is a curious front-end-protector/air-flow disruptor you've got in front


I've thought about removing it, but just decided to leave it on.....at least for now. It has saved the front end from damage once already. As for air flow distrupter, I have no problems with over heating, quite the opposite, I only get 1/4 up the guage on the hottest of days.
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Klaus43


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posted June 17, 2002 06:32 AM

...that's cool... (?!)

...sounds like you've got no thermostat in place...or maybe the wrong one... or the best cooling system I've ever heard of on a rotary pickup! Is that a brand-new 4-core radiator, or what???

       
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wankel_dreams


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posted June 17, 2002 04:28 PM

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...sounds like you've got no thermostat in place


thats my guess. i have purchased a thermostat and new coolant hoses, but haven't installed them yet.
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Rotor


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posted August 23, 2002 02:03 PM

The grille is a silver grey, or argent color. The headlight bezels are a darker shade of silver grey.

Sems has some decent spray bomb paints that are a pretty close match to the original colors. A good automotive paint supply house should have Sems paints.

BTW, if there was no T-stat in the motor, you would probably have an overheating problem. Mazda roaries use a by-pass type t-stat, that when remmoved, will allow quite a bit of water to bypass the radiator, and recirculate in the engine. When you remove the t-stat in a full race application, you must plug the by-pass hole in the water pump housing by either welding a piece in the housing, or tapping the hole and installing a pipe plug in the housing.

FWIW, my 75 automatic runs at about 190-195 on the Stewart Warner water temp gauge, winter or summer. It's equipped with air conditioning, and an auxiliary tranny cooler in front of the radiator.

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DPassmore


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posted December 11, 2002 07:47 PM

I'd give my left nut for that headlight bezel!Anyone got a pass. side for sell???
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ScottyG


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posted December 15, 2002 06:03 PM

DPassmore
I may have a bezel for you, but it's been so long since I've seen it, I'll have to find it first. Not sure which side it is or what kind of shape it's in.

Be patient...I don't get a chance to go by my storage building too often.

If I do have one, I'll pass on your left nut. I prefer cash.

       
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posted December 21, 2002 03:36 PM

Cool...I like to use paypal whenever possible.The left nut is a last resort.....passmoreautomotive@yahoo.com
Thanks
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