Well, almost. Still gotta sort out some proper front seats to match the rest of the interior trim, find some O.Z Racing centre caps for the rims, and buy some Cusco adjustable camber top mounts via Ewan @ hayatonka…

But other than that I’m actually signing off on one of my projects for the first time! (the “I’m finished!” post from last year now seems a little bit premature in hindsight, but ah well.) let’s hope that neither banana nor squid take as long to complete!

here’s an up-to-date photo of the car as it sits now. More after the jump.

I’m fairly confident this is the only TX3 of its condition left in this country… possibly the world? What a maddening thought.

TX3 industrial '10 (by decypher the code)

front view

TX3 industrial '10 (by decypher the code)

obligatory '80s vehicle decals

TX3 industrial '10 (by decypher the code)

rear view

TX3 industrial '10 (by decypher the code)

side view

TX3 industrial '10 (by decypher the code)


end credits

1985 Ford Laser TX3 (BFMRF)
B6T 1600cc engine, DOHC 16v turbo with intercooler, full time 4WD
195ps at the wheels on 1 bar boost (tuned by Speedsource)

GT-Ae head/block/internals, HKS-Cometic metal head gasket, IHI VF8/VJ12 hybrid turbo and custom downpipe, E39A VR-4 front mount intercooler, 390cc Denso injectors, FC3S RX-7 fuel pump, Link V5 engine management with MX-5 CAS and wasted spark setup, Blitz SBC boost controller, Dirk-spec intake and airbox, GT-Ae (Mazdaspeed) rear viscous LSD, GT-Ae strut brace, KYB shocks, low King springs, uprated Whiteline front and rear swaybars, height control suspension removed, centre diff lock removed, 15×6.5 O.Z Racing Superturismo with 195/50R15 Bridgestone Potenza RE-001 tyres.


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