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SPRSTA 04-07-2018 05:49 PM

My Broken FD
 
You will need Photobucket Hotlink fix adon to view the photos in this post
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...bifiaedg?hl=en
Thanks.

Hi,

I have had my RX7 for a couple of years now, its been a real labour of love

It's a 1992 FD
since i have had it, I have done some things.

Here s the car the day i got it
https://image.ibb.co/dVXjzy/12107913...69783202_n.jpg
It has had a bit of a hit in the front and bent the rail and needs a rad support

I quickly set around to stripping the car down and repairing the accident damage

getting pulled straight
https://image.ibb.co/ewok6d/20131005...psa7215685.jpg
here you can see where the rail was kinked
https://image.ibb.co/e4H1ey/20131005...pse527f933.jpg
pretty straight now
https://image.ibb.co/cH6SKy/20131005...pse1568a2c.jpg
radiator support panel is off now and the chassis measuring system is under the car
https://image.ibb.co/gamzXJ/1380804_...93358001_n.jpg
here is a copy of the data sheet that shows where all the points in the car should be
https://image.ibb.co/dOTwCJ/CCF05102...psac7fbcb4.jpg

Test fitting before welding
https://image.ibb.co/d2KEzy/31538_10...88204205_n.jpg

Welded and fitted, ready for the insides to be painted.
https://image.ibb.co/iN5bCJ/20131006...psd50cfee8.jpg


Continued in the next post...

SPRSTA 04-07-2018 05:57 PM

At this point the engine went back in.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps8jqfmdpb.jpg

I got another bumper and test fitted some bits I was planning to run on the body.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...psovnb1sn1.jpg

Got myself a new computer.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...psbchdgxlg.jpg

Did some wiring
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps45efff25.jpg

Got it to run. (completely untuned)
(not sure if youtube works on the BB here)
First run and idle - YouTube

When I got the car it was running on the factory ecu. It had the OMP removed and a single HT18 turbo. there were alot of loose bolts and dodgy things in the engine bay.
I got myself a Nightsports T04b hybrid upgrade for the turbo as i wanted to keep things small and responsive on the road.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps8d545bdc.jpg

So this is the way she was when it went off for the first setup and tune.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps41adgcgx.jpg

SPRSTA 04-07-2018 06:01 PM

Locked and loaded.
Roll on 8am tomorrow

fingers (toes, arms, and legs) crossed for a good outcome
https://image.ibb.co/c3TVpy/20140910...psxuwlweom.jpg

Man, I wish my shed had exhaust pipes!!

https://image.ibb.co/kh6Tbd/10670277...51564643_n.jpg

Setting up pre dyno

https://image.ibb.co/jdmuGd/20140911...psedmpbbzc.jpg

loaded up

https://image.ibb.co/esowUy/1554561_...61613169_n.jpg

Here is a little video while doing some lower range runs (not very exciting)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHGcye0DDvA

Sadly the enlarged internal wastegate on the turbo was too small and was giving some boost spikes up to a bar, not ideally where i would like it
so we gave up on the tuning for the day and i'll have a new manifold made with a 60mm external wastegate and do it all over again.

Not that it matters much but this is the chart.
https://image.ibb.co/ijWTbd/20140911...ps7pc0zm9x.jpg
there is plenty more to be done.

SPRSTA 04-07-2018 06:08 PM

Then I took the car back into work to start on the repaint.
Here are a couple of progress pics.

https://image.ibb.co/kPabUy/20141004...psuimmbei2.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/gGtVpy/20141005...psfvrzzem0.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/cBHZGd/20141005...pstjoivner.jpg
In primer
https://image.ibb.co/fhyPhJ/10600419...93369577_n.jpg

Got some primer down last week
https://image.ibb.co/i7Us2J/1461849_...39352212_n.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/htd8bd/10414374...33544743_n.jpg

got the shell rubbed down today. Roll on some colour.
https://image.ibb.co/khc1wd/10153773...93413116_n.jpg

So the shell has some colour on it now.

Boy does it look good!!

https://image.ibb.co/cHL4Gd/934846_8...ps91390677.jpg
First we needed to lay a black base down over the primer so that the colour wouldn't look blotchy

https://image.ibb.co/eMZmUy/13146_84...ps992d3e63.jpg
then some of the colour in all of its magnificence.

http://https://image.ibb.co/geVh2J/1...ps4b1f7307.jpg
Its pretty hard to see the colour in these photos but it really looks awesome out in the sun.

Super excited to get some colour on all the bolt on panels and get it back together for good!!:bouncin:

EDIT:
https://image.ibb.co/b54VNJ/983829_1...pswtzv2f0j.jpg

Rear end of the car is pretty much back together now. just got the windows to go back in

http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...ps4f8748fb.jpg

stuck my diffuser on today too.
http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/o...pslp7sa9y2.jpg


ガレージ十二
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raynard35 04-16-2018 01:00 AM

Sounds a great build. Gonna try that PB trick at home.

t_g_farrell 04-16-2018 08:10 AM

Can't see the pics and not loading some unknown "fix" for it. Good luck with the build.

raynard35 04-16-2018 09:13 PM

I can't make the trick work here. Anyone tried it yet and make it work?

SPRSTA 04-27-2018 05:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by raynard35 (Post 344230)
I can't make the trick work here. Anyone tried it yet and make it work?

Are you using Chrome?
its an extension for the browser.
itll show all of the broken photobucket pictures.
try googling "Photobucket hotlink fix" if my one isnt working but it works for me.
trust me, i'm not trying to hack anyone or anything i just want you to see my pictures.

SPRSTA 04-27-2018 05:29 AM

Got my new wastegate.

Turbo manifold is done and fitted.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a...321_141038.jpg

wastegate sits nicely
https://image.ibb.co/mm74hJ/20150321_173605.jpg

its a tight fit getting all of this in there
https://image.ibb.co/k3GANJ/20150319_221540.jpg

Bit of welding.
https://image.ibb.co/ipQDbd/20150326_193432.jpg

and the exhaust is done, finally
https://image.ibb.co/er0eGd/20150326_225343.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/iH7Fpy/20150318_205920.jpg


ガレージ十二
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SPRSTA 04-27-2018 05:50 AM

I managed to get a nice set of wheels for it
https://image.ibb.co/iG1Qpy/VS_XX.jpg

So i pulled em apart and got all the paint off the centers
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net...68&oe=5673B4A5

Got a set of 4" lips for them
the centers are just primed here.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-V...514_181500.jpg
They will be painted gold again
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-w...514_181411.jpg
got some paint on the wheel centers last week.
look pretty good if i do say so my self
https://preview.ibb.co/gYwi9y/20151002_153518.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/cVZ39y/20151002_142415.jpg

https://preview.ibb.co/bO38bd/20151003_182502.jpg

https://image.ibb.co/nFqbUy/20151003_182357.jpg

New specs on them are
17x10.5+18
17x11+25

audiobill5 04-28-2018 10:09 AM

Bill the Newbee here south of Boston, MA
 
Hey Folks,

Site looks good!

I owned a 79 and an 83 RX7 decades ago.

Toying with the idea of getting an RX8 to replace my wife's Cadillac that some idiot hit last week.

Any good used rx8's out there for sale?.

NE USA?

Would love to create a rotary jet/ Boston Whaler set up some day too!

Thanks!
Bill

SPRSTA 07-10-2018 10:00 PM

Pushed the car outside last weekend so I could sweep under it.
Took some pictures too.
https://image.ibb.co/fGiwwd/12314069...54184726_n.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/m0mS2J/12299297...83553693_n.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/jNnpGd/12289695...79752360_n.jpg
https://image.ibb.co/duMzGd/12274767...80438276_n.jpg

SPRSTA 07-10-2018 10:01 PM

Everything is looking good here

https://image.ibb.co/c14ysJ/20151223...psqkga1tih.jpg


Got some new tyres for it
https://image.ibb.co/jjvGey/20151224...psrjbmtlvb.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/fXNWwd/201601...ps6zsjyp7o.jpg
https://preview.ibb.co/geVSmd/201601...psq5zcukke.jpg

speedjunkie 07-11-2018 12:25 AM

Looks good!

FC Zach 07-11-2018 01:58 AM

Looks great! Why did you change your mind on the other bumper and skirts that you test fitted?


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