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Thread: Mugen Beat Refresh Project

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin View Post
    re the hardtop be prepared to payout large money for it there are currently 6/7 mugen ones on the auction but very expensive
    yes, the 'buy now' prices are a bit extreme , and the red one is the most expensive one if I remember correctly >.< they've been on there for sooo long... They go lower when they're put up as a bidding auction with low starting price. I recently saw one go for ~90.000 yen. I was also tracking one down in Germany, a silver mugen hardtop on a yellow beat, but no replies from the owner when I cheekily inquired about it =^.^=.
    Last edited by R@tch; 04-12-2014 at 12:00 PM.

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    Gavin - can you send links to the hardtops on the auction? Thanks.


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    http://auctions.search.yahoo.co.jp/s...at=0&x=13&y=26 guess that's about all of them at the moment. All but one being sold by the same seller, wonder if he's ever going to lower the prices, some have been on there for well over a year...

    This one went relatively "cheap" http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/j...ion/n142251382
    Last edited by R@tch; 04-12-2014 at 01:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R@tch View Post
    if anybody has tips or knowledge of what are usually the issues with the aircon system I would very much like to hear .
    Most common issues are normally either:

    1) A lack of Gas
    2) Burnt out/shorted compressor mag coil.
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    yeah those are the ones, they must have been up for at least 1 year now for the price I went for a RS-Mach one in the end

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    For Mugen exhaust, you really need this version. Mmm all things shiney, pity to hide it away under the car.
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    Yea it's a pity, but gives peace of mind. I do like the stainless mugen exhaust a lot more than the gen 1 mugen exhaust, on the other hand it'd be neat to have our Beat fully resemble the one on the original mugen beat brochure Not sure yet.

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    The beat is on jack stands as the nr-10 wheels are away to get the curb rash repaired, the lips will also be re-polished, I took off all the brake discs and found that the front right wheel bearing needs to be replaced. Has anyone on here done the job before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by R@tch View Post
    the front right wheel bearing needs to be replaced. Has anyone on here done the job before?
    Its basically just like a normal FWD wheel bearing with driveshaft, but the nut is on the inside of the hub.

    1) remove knuckle from car. (Caliper and disc off, track rod, bottom ball joint and damper clamp)

    2) remove hub nut cover and hubnut.

    3) with a press push out the hub.

    4) remove circlip retaining bearing and press out bearing.

    5) Pull outer race off hub shaft.

    6) push new bearing in and fit circlip.

    7) Install hub, supporting the inner race of the bearing.

    8) tighten hub nut to 200 Nm (20kg m) and stake in nut.

    9) fit new hubnut cover.

    10) assemble knuckle back onto car.
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    This is the layout.
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    Awesome!! Thanks Steve.

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    I received a few pictures of the people restoring the NR-10's the first one was done today. Here are some before/after pictures:
    Before with some curb rash and caked in dirt shown.
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    http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/...psed0e6597.jpg
    After, material was welded on where the worst curb rash was in the end the lips will look brand new.
    http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2d3fa7f8.jpg
    http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0c7ab9dc.jpg

    Currently in the market for some new tires , we want to fit summer tires for dry grip as the beat will probably be used as a summer car and not see rain or snow. The really good stuff in the right sizes seems to be only available in Japan. Any recommendations?

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    I'd recommend stick-on inside weights when balancing for a cleaner look.

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    a few mugen manifolds and exhaust systems on the auctions at the moment

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    We ended up going for sporty Yokohama A539 tires
    http://banden.autoweek.nl/images/400...956b3392b4.jpg
    175/60 r14 for the rear and 175/60 r13 for the front.
    Not the original sizes, but was the closest I could find for a sporty summer tire. just a little bit wider but will fit fine
    The wheels were balanced with stick-on inside weights like you recomended bigB

    Will post some pictures soon.

    Some nice mugen exhausts for sale indeed, you have pm Gavin
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    Just won a mugen exhaust for the beat on the yahoo auctions. The dual tip powerflow exhaust that came with the beat will be available for sale.

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    It's ready check messages

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    We decided to give the beat a professional respray in the original colour. Some pictures of the progress

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