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MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:47 AM
Repost from Clubprotege.

I decided not to go turbo a while back since my car has 250k plus miles on it. I contemplated on wether it was worth doing anything with it other than driving the wheels off. Then an old friend got in touch saying he had a KLZE he wanted to sell. Gave 900 for it and a new ACT street clutch. So started my hunt for mx3 stuff. Found a MX3GS on craigslist for 250 bucks. Now I'll be doing the swap. All I have left to do now is get some headers, timing bits, chip, and exhaust.

I'll use this first post for a price list and following posts with pics and descriptions.

500 1994 Escort LX-E
250 1993 Mazda MX3
800 JDM Straight neckKLZE
100 ACT Street clutch
115 Stainless ebay headers
125 JDM Familia rear bumper
-375 for value of scrap
50 Tracer headlights
33 Millenia Intake
16 GT sideskirts
50 Familia front strut bar
150 Carbon Hood
30 Five lug rear
275 Wheels
135 Five lug disc rear
150 Spherical endlinks
835 Engine rebuild
400 Front Bumper
250 Custom Headlights
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3884 Total

Freebies
Five lug front hubs
"mazda 24 Valve" valve cover

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:48 AM
KLZE:
Engine pics deleted before I thought to save them to my own account

Escort:
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/2940/dsc02011b.jpg
Had to use the wheels to get the mx3 home
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8503/dsc02010w.jpg

MX3:
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/8214/dsc02009s.jpg
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/9685/dsc02008i.jpg

Headers are on the way.

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:49 AM
Headers came in and cleaned out the MX3. Filled up a garbage can of crap, boy was it nasty. Looks like some one hauled a bale of hay in the hatch.

Headers:
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6636/0421091614.jpg

Engine shots
K8:
http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/4777/0421091628.jpg
BP:
http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/2546/0421091637.jpg

Kane

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:50 AM
Waiting on some special order gaskets from the Ford dealer, so I decided to get some work done. Got married last weekend too, so my little bro was up from Florida to lend a hand.

Getting started:
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/7872/0702091532.jpg

K8 is out:
http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/901/0703091545.jpg

Kinda dark but glass, doors, and interior are done:
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/4765/0713092008.jpg

Aftermath:
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/3148/0703091545a.jpg

LET THE CARNAGE ENSUE

Roadster?
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/4991/0717091854.jpg

My little bro sawing a car in half for the first time:
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5440/0717091928.jpg

Suspension is much easier to remove upside down:
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1630/0717091930.jpg

Stay tuned for more.
Kane

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:51 AM
Everything stripped off and my mess cleaned up. Now time to start tearing down the escort.
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/6533/0812091804.jpg

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:51 AM
Progress...sort of.

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/1093/20120131171646289.jpg

Machine shop still has the motor. Taking their time but they're are doing it cheap since it's being fit in between big money jobs. Next I will be pulling the MX-3 GS suspension out of storage for clean, paint, refurbish.

Kane

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:54 AM
Picked up a pretty good score at the junkyard. Found a square port curve neck millenia manifold. It was easy pickings since someone else had already taken it off to get at the cams but would rather have the proper ZE curve neck. This one will do until I can find one. Grabbed the "Mazda 24 valve" valve cover from the same car. Got some tracer headlights from an LTS that was there, nabbed it's rear wing to sell since I already have one. Got some nice GT sideskirts and front mudflaps to match the ones on my familia rear bumper. Last but not least picked up some 92 626 front hubs that were laying on the ground, they were removed by somebody getting the engine and trans. Will have some big news on these soon as I did some test fitting with other parts I already had in my shop, got to figure out a few details first. Will add pics when I get a chance. Got a few other things for my diesel powered Mitsubishi Montero and picked up a five lug rear axle and LSD for my 72 Celica.

Pics:
headlights
http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4867/20120215141730579.jpg
sideskirts
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/4754/20120215141625624.jpg
intake
http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/8096/20120215141902687.jpg
VC, my original ZE cover simply says mazda and nothing else.
http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/8890/20120215142042454.jpg
Hubs
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/963/20120215142259915.jpg
Hubs with MX3 Axle
http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/7097/20120215142447966.jpg
http://img830.imageshack.us/img830/3928/20120215142500938.jpg

Kane

Elbow
09-17-2012, 08:55 AM
Cool build!

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 08:56 AM
A family of wrens have moved into my empty engine bay, soon as the babies fly off, I'll get back to it. In the meantime, I have purchased a rear five lug swap.

Kane

MainstreaM
09-17-2012, 09:00 AM
10-17-2012
Quick update. I have been super busy with work. Over 1200 hrs of overtime worked this year. Managed to get by the machine shop Friday. My engine is still not completely together. The owner, who does all the performance builds himself, has had cancer. After a couple of surgeries and a round of chemo, he's back to work as of last week. He said he will get it finished in the next couple of weeks. Just so happens I start a three month outage in two weeks, so I'll have a shiny new engine sitting around til next year.

Kane

RandomGuy
09-17-2012, 09:01 AM
unique build

nice writeup

Sammich
09-17-2012, 09:04 AM
hmmm

mx34life
09-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Nice build u got there that's going to be a bad ass sleeper when it's all done . I know ALL about them cars there people sleep on them and the protege chassis its the same as the mx-3 so a lot of parts fit all them cars heheheheh! :) if you need any help with ur build shoot me a pm I would love to help you out . Also I am running a 2.5 klg4 swap mx-3 shhhhhh don't tell nobody lol!

MainstreaM
10-03-2012, 12:51 AM
Moar...parts that is.

Five lug disc brake rear thanks to Ian.
http://imageshack.us/a/img818/7066/20121002140001196.jpg
All I could find in my area was drum rears. Was going to turn the drums down on a lathe to use a slip on rotor then fab brackets and calipers for the rear. This saves alot of time and money that can be spent elsewhere.

Wheels, never mind the Honda centers.
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/9781/20121002140022864.jpg
Tires are crap but will do for moving it around the yard. Scored these guys for 275. Seller said they were Rota knock off's which would make them knock-offs of knock-offs, dawg. Got em home and ROTA is cast into the back of the wheel in between lug holes. Some say Rota wheels are dangerous, but this will never be a track car so they should be fine.

Test fit
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/3180/20121002140215207.jpg

All for now.
Kane

T34me
10-03-2012, 10:04 AM
very unique, interested to see where this goes

silversol
10-03-2012, 05:17 PM
bad ass!

DeeAOne
10-06-2012, 07:52 PM
Good to see more KL owners around. I've been following on CP as well. Keep it up.

JITB
10-06-2012, 09:37 PM
you on club protege? whats your sn?

MainstreaM
10-07-2012, 12:00 AM
CP - MainstreaM

Build thread there is under Engine Swaps

JITB
10-08-2012, 10:45 AM
I had a lts spoiler laying around forever... i need to get another bg..:(

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Siverprobegt
10-17-2012, 02:43 PM
Nice sleeper !!!!

MainstreaM
10-19-2012, 07:23 PM
More parts.
Spherical endlinks from a long ago group buy on MX-3.com forums. A little spendy but quality. I had to cut the originals off.
http://imageshack.us/a/img839/9860/endlinksr.jpg

Now I'm on the hunt for the MX-3 bushing kit that was a one time group buy. Might be wishful thinking.
No forseeable assembly until outage is over in January.
Kane

Andr3w
10-20-2012, 11:12 AM
Nice build so far. Can't wait to see continued progress!

MainstreaM
11-19-2012, 11:38 PM
Went by the machine shop today. ZE is all done. Had them assemble the short block. I'll take care of the rest. Yes the engine is in my dining area where it will be assembled. Had to be bored out 1mm, so I get a bump in displacement and compression from some nice flat top pistons he found. Also has ACL rod and main bearings. Had everything else hot tanked to get rid of the greasy nastiness. I'll have the factory ZE pistons and other extras for sale soon.

Short block:
http://imageshack.us/a/img687/7508/kleblock.jpg

Piston:
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/7201/klzepiston.jpg

Heads:
http://imageshack.us/a/img689/6859/lzeheads.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img72/3203/kl31.jpg

Milli Manifold:
http://imageshack.us/a/img24/6305/millimani.jpg

All for now.

Kane

MainstreaM
01-18-2013, 08:10 PM
More parts, kinda spendy but very unique. This will finish up everything I need for the body.
Custom Morette style headlights.
http://imageshack.us/a/img825/6282/20130111165224167.jpg
JDM Familia bumper
http://imageshack.us/a/img255/2479/20130111165536537.jpg

Had the past seven days off after the outage but said screw it and went to Florida for a little R&R.

Kane