|05-20-2011, 01:21 AM||#1|
Webhosting Provider, Admin, FD Rotorhead
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 2,137Rep Power: 10
March 2011 FD of the month
Congrats to our March FD of the month!
Location: Edgewater NJ
Q: Congratulations for winning Ride of the Month! Tell us about how you acquired this car?
I purchased this car from some fairly veteran member for a great price at the time. The compression on the motor was 119 - 121psi but the chassis itself was pretty unimpressive. Exactly what I needed for my project!
Q: Favorite stretch of road to drive your car on (location)?
Q: Whats the biggest reason you chose a rotary powered car to modify?
Along with staying true to the replica, I just found the rotary to be more fun. Everything about it seems to be tailor made for excitement.
Q: What are the future plans on this car?
Picking up Spirit R seats, installing the Spirit R engine bay tag, maybe installing the Spirit R ABS. I'm currently getting a high flow cat and RB duals installed. After that, the car should be finished. Finally.
Q: What was the worst and best memory of this project?
My worst memory was having electrical problems in Manhattan after the car was finished from the bodyshop. Water temps were inching to uncomfortable levels (fans seemed to not come on). I called Rich to help me out and he drove from NJ to meet me in the city. Rich and I had to wait till 3am for the flatbed to get there and in the end they told me that they wouldn't be able to load the car up without damaging it. Rich managed to drive the car to his place and flatbed it the next morning. Thanks IRP!
My best memory was getting the car back from Enzo Racing. After an almost year long hiatus, the car finally had a reliable tune. The car felt great and I was able to enjoy it without any worries.
Q: Any other hobbies besides cars?
Not anymore. I no longer have a life now.
Q: Anyone you'd like to thank?
Tons of people. So many people have gone above and beyond to help me. For now, I guess I would have to thank the most obvious people. IR Performance.
Q: Anything in the pipeline for another ROTM win?
Nope, not at all. After the car is complete, I imagine interest in the car will probably dwindle, Haaa. I do have an LS2 FD coming soon.
Emissions sans precat (haaaa)
Autoexe CF ram intake
RA adapter + premix tank
Aquamist HFS1 + Rx7 summer
RB single exhaust
Ceramicoated UIM, LIM, dp (forgot what else was done)
IRP upgraded alternator
HKS twin power
ACT Street clutch
SR lightened flywheel
PFC ECU + OLED commander
Rotary extreme trailing arms + toe links
Spirit R exterior
SBG HID lights
Recaro RZ seats
Paint and texture matched interior plastics
Spirit R wheel (not installed)
Spirit R shift knob + boot
Spirit R cluster
Spirit R ebrake + boot
99 spec coin holders
JDM arm rest
Wrapped door panels
Wrapped rear divider
rx7store high flow cat
Spirit R seats
Spirit R abs
Last edited by ZGN; 05-28-2011 at 12:59 AM..
|05-20-2011, 08:59 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 116Rep Power: 5
Congrats Andy!! Car looks amazing in person as well as pictures. Look forward to see it again!!
1994 RX-7 PEP - (SOLD)
1993 RX-7 R1 - (under the knife)
1973 RX-3 13b 5 speed (DGRR 2011- 1st in class)
|05-23-2011, 08:16 PM||#6|
WNC Tour Guide
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 711Rep Power: 6
thanks Andy... but you're car is beautiful... you have lots of time in it to find all the little things you have on it... Just need to find the Spirit R red recaros! hahaha... (sell me you're black seats and tilt rails!)
|06-01-2011, 07:20 AM||#7|
The Ancient One
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Eastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 144Rep Power: 6
Andy... Don't get over here as much as I'd like. Congrats! Notice the shot that Dennis took at Dave's really look good.
1993 Rx7 R1 20b NA
1994 Rx7 20b supercharged project
1991 BMW 850 6 speed
1991 BMW E30 M3 Evo II