Go Back   Rotary Car Club > Introduction > How To Use The Forum

How To Use The Forum If you have questions about how to use this forum or any of it's features please post them here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2015, 03:45 PM   #1
73RX-2
1973 RX-2 Coupe
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Marinette, Wis.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
73RX-2 is on a distinguished road
Default 73RX-2 on jack stands for 20 years

Where would you suggest I start to get this car back on the road?






73RX-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 03:47 PM   #2
chibikougan
⊙⊙
 
chibikougan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Great Falls
iTrader: (4)
Posts: 1,237
Rep Power: 10
chibikougan will become famous soon enough
Default

Reading is a good start and here is a Manual...


http://foxed.ca/index.php?page=rx7manual
__________________
Quote:
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else,
and we are all a part of the same compost pile.
chibikougan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #3
FerociousP
I-had-a-bad-experience...
 
FerociousP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: M'boro
iTrader: (2)
Posts: 1,045
Rep Power: 12
FerociousP is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 73RX-2 View Post
Where would you suggest I start to get this car back on the road?
In what state was the engine left? If it was a running engine, were the fluids left in it? Coolant? Gas? Drain the coolant and look for particle contaminants and rust. Carb probably needs rebuilt and gas tank prob needs a cleaning. These engines typically don't drive themselves out of a barn... so you need to factor in your engine goals. Do you want to keep it stock engine? Old school parts are harder to come by, so it may be best to pull the engine immediately and try to have it rebuilt, rather than try to start up something that wont last long anyway and cause more $$ in damage in the long run.

Next i'd look at road worthiness safety. Tires/shocks/bushings/etc
__________________

'15 Juke Nismo
'06 MX-5 GT SOLD
'04 S Silver RX-8 GT Track Day Use SOLD
'90 Black TII vert w/ Sprint RE stock port/turbo DD dyno (242.6whp@5500rpm @12psi 8psi@redline) and (250ftlbtq@4800rpm @13psi) SOLD
'89 GTUs 6p TII SOLD, '87 sport SOLD, '79 SA stock SOLD
'91 B2600i 4x4 w/ Rx-8 LSD SOLD
FerociousP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 04:04 PM   #4
73RX-2
1973 RX-2 Coupe
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Marinette, Wis.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 3
Rep Power: 0
73RX-2 is on a distinguished road
Default

thanks to Chibikougan and Ferocious....I'm new to this site and don't have a good handle on navigating yet. I'm the original owner and the car was put up after white smoke was existing from the exhaust. I didn't drain any of the fluids and the engine seems to be seized as when it is put in fourth gear and rocked it doesn't turn the engine over. I heard that wd-40,kroil, diesel fuel may unsieze it. Your advice on putting any of these item in the engine spark plug holes? The car is in original condition except for some people dings.

Last edited by 73RX-2; 02-02-2015 at 04:08 PM..
73RX-2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 04:22 PM   #5
FerociousP
I-had-a-bad-experience...
 
FerociousP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: M'boro
iTrader: (2)
Posts: 1,045
Rep Power: 12
FerociousP is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 73RX-2 View Post
thanks to Chibikougan and Ferocious....I'm new to this site and don't have a good handle on navigating yet. I'm the original owner and the car was put up after white smoke was existing from the exhaust. I didn't drain any of the fluids and the engine seems to be seized as when it is put in fourth gear and rocked it doesn't turn the engine over. I heard that wd-40,kroil, diesel fuel may unsieze it. Your advice on putting any of these item in the engine spark plug holes? The car is in original condition except for some people dings.
White smoke can be indicative of coolant seal failure. If that was the case, and coolant sat in the bottom of the rotor housing for years, there can be extensive damage. Personally I wouldn't even try to unseize it. I'd pull it immediately to try to save at least one of the housings. Even if you got it to run, it wouldn't last long enough to be worth the $$ of losing the parts of the engine which are still good

Great source of info, especially for you, the section on coolant seal damage
http://www.rotaryresurrection.com/ro...naldamage.html

__________________

'15 Juke Nismo
'06 MX-5 GT SOLD
'04 S Silver RX-8 GT Track Day Use SOLD
'90 Black TII vert w/ Sprint RE stock port/turbo DD dyno (242.6whp@5500rpm @12psi 8psi@redline) and (250ftlbtq@4800rpm @13psi) SOLD
'89 GTUs 6p TII SOLD, '87 sport SOLD, '79 SA stock SOLD
'91 B2600i 4x4 w/ Rx-8 LSD SOLD

Last edited by FerociousP; 02-02-2015 at 04:30 PM..
FerociousP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 04:25 PM   #6
GySgtFrank
Professional Stick Poker
 
GySgtFrank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Stafford, Ks.
iTrader: (0)
Posts: 1,002
Rep Power: 9
GySgtFrank will become famous soon enough
Default

If you had white smoke it is extremely likely that your coolant seals went out. If this is the case, leaving it like that allowed the coolant to pool inside the housings and has corroded the inside of the engine. Unfortunately that would likely mean sourcing a new engine. You can try pouring ATF or other oils in there, but I doubt it's going to do much good. Certainly not likely to hurt though.

edit: dang he beat me to it.
__________________
1979 SA22C (parts of one anyway)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=15585

1975 MG Midget (building)
http://rotarycarclub.com/rotary_foru...ad.php?t=18681

1988 N/A SE model FC, dead stock and less than 85k on the clock. This one actually runs, so I don't fuck with it.
GySgtFrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2015, 05:56 PM   #7
djmtsu
My minds tellin' me no...
 
djmtsu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
iTrader: (10)
Posts: 4,037
Rep Power: 15
djmtsu will become famous soon enough
Default

As an FYI-

My Cosmo sat for 15 years, but was running when it was parked. I put some MMO in the spark plug holes, and the next day it spun freely. Since it didn't have any 'seal issues' it just needed a very good cleaning once it was cracked open.

However, I have gone through every system on the car before it hits the road. New brakes, rubber brake hoses, clutch master and slave, and new clutch line, new wheel bearings and seals with new grease. New seals on the trans, new clutch, new fuel hoses and pump, clean (well, about to clean) fuel tank, new battery cables, rebuilt the carb, switched to electronic ignition......

Long list, and I'm sure I'm missing some things. All this just to make sure it starts, stops and turns properly BEFORE I worry about anything cosmetic or non-essential to normal operation. Only place I splurged was new wheels and tires!!
__________________
1976 Mazda Cosmo RX-5
1976 Mazda Cosmo RX-5
2003 Toyota Tundra TRD
2015 Toyota 4Runner SR5
djmtsu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2015, 05:26 AM   #8
sen2two
KTEC
 
sen2two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
iTrader: (2)
Posts: 642
Rep Power: 0
sen2two is on a distinguished road
Default

Let's see some pics of this car. Was it garaged?
__________________
what I have:
1985 Gs:12a All motor Drag car - 1973 Rx2: Play car
What I had:
93 Touring: TRADED - 91 Coupe: TRADED - 90 GTU: RHD - 88 10AE: SOLD - 87 Base: SOLD - 86 Base: SOLD - 1985 GSLSE - 85 Gsl: SOLD - 80 Gs: TRADED - 1972 Rx2
sen2two is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Hosted by www.GotPlacement.com
Ad Management by RedTyger