|10-05-2008, 10:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: WA State
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October 2008 Ride of the Month - lwnslw (Winner of SA/FB VS. FC Month)!
Year, model, mods, etc
85 GSL-SE, TII streetported motor w/Holley blowthru, T70-1 Master Power Turbo(383Hp to the wheels), Isuzu NPR FMIC, 3" Himney Racing Down Pipe, 9lb Aluminum Flywheel w/ ACT 4 puck clutch & pressure plate, All Energy Suspension Bushings, New tie rods/balljoints/steering linkage. RE-Speed Big brake conversion front & rear, 5-lug conversion, TII Brake booster/Master Cylinder and propertioning valve, 4.44 Racing Beat gears with Moser Axles. Tokico with Eibachs, All stainless steel Brake/fuel and clutch lines. Chassis completly cleaned and undercoated. Murrays speed shop sump kit. Aeromotive fuel pump and filter. 6 Autometer gauges to monitor engine functions. Custom dash gauges with Rotor symbol on tach. 4 point roll bar, Doors have Grey leather inserts, dash has Silver painted components, Black/Grey Otto R racing Seats, Mazdatrix short shifter with JDM RX8 shift knob, Momo steering wheel, Foot pedal set with Rotors engraved. 17x8 & 17x9" A-Spec wheels with Nitto 555R
Questions to the owner:
Q: Congratulations for winning Ride of the Month! Tell us about how you acquired this car?
A: I purchased it from another RX7 owner who had bought it as an extra parts car. I was in the process of building another GSL-SE when he offered this one to me for parts. I proceeded to put everything from the other one onto this one and completed it in 2 yrs.
Q: How did you first become interested in modified cars? Have you had any previously?
A: I have been into modified cars since 1986. I have built everything form an import car/mini truck/ lowrider/ and complete custom show car. Decided to get back into the imports due to the fun factor.
Q: Whats the biggest reason you chose a rotary powered car to modify?
A: I have always liked the RX7 since 1984. I owned another GSL-SE back in 1990 which I bought from the original owner and used it as my daily for 4yrs. It started my Rotary Craziness. I have owned 5 since.
Q: Is this car your daily driver? Do you participate in any form of racing? (Drag, Auto-X, etc)
A: No. Just my week end toy. I have taken it to the Drag strip once in which it ran a 13.32@117mph. I am now converting it back to FI to gain more power.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your car?
A: The surprise Vette owners get when I leave them behind. All the looks it receives at shows and meets. I have kept everything hidden to maintain a sleeper look.
Q: Do you have any future plans for the car, or any car?
A: Converting it back to FI. Also just purchased a 3rd Gen.
Q: Any other hobbies besides cars?
A: Mountain Biking with my sons.
Q: Anyone you'd like to thank?
A: The wife... Putting up with the "other" woman wasn't easy..
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|10-05-2008, 12:06 PM||#2|
FUCK the fucking fuckers
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Congrats on the win!
|10-05-2008, 04:12 PM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Riverside, SoCal
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Fantastic work invested into this FB!
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|10-07-2008, 07:25 AM||#5|
This Space for Rent
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Villa Park, IL
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Congradulations, that is a beautify finished car.
Quote:I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. - George Best
Quote:Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy - Benjamin Franklin
Rotary History: 1982 RX7 GS (12A), 1985 RX7 GSL-SE (13B), 2004 RX8 Sport (Renesis) - Continuous Rotary Owner since 1985
Racing History: SCCA Solo II 1979-1986, Skip Barber Competition School 1983, SCCA Club Racing 1987-1993
|10-15-2008, 09:02 PM||#13|
Join Date: Mar 2008
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It was nice doing the frame up BUT it gets dirty and chipped really easily since I used spray paint for everything... It is a driver and not a trailer queen so it will recieve it share of bumps and bruises...
It is an FB not an SA....