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Old 05-09-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi everyone, my name is Tom, and I'm now the proud owner of a '92 FD. This is my first rotary, but have wanted one, mainly an FD, for as long as I can remember. I'm in the Navy and have been stationed in the Hampton Roads, VA area for the past 12 years. This is my second car, my first being a Ford ZX2 S/R which I still have as well, so needless to say, this is a large jump in power and difference in drivetrain. Right now just soaking up as much information as I can from here and other sources to keep everything running well on the car.

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'92 Vintage Red JDM Efini RX-7 with just under 20k miles. Car is very close to completely stock, but had a few small things done already. She had an HKS turbo timer put in, and vacuum lines were run into the cabin, which tells me the previous owner had a boost gauge on there. I only needed to do minor things to have her pass VA safety inspection (dead horns and few dead lights). I got my boost gauge put on her now using the flyrx7 center speaker pods, and the turbos passed the 8-10-8 test. I will soon be flushing the coolant, and tapping the thermostat and putting a water temp gauge in, as well as putting a wideband afr sensor, and completing the rest of the reliability mods. Already know the vacuum lines have their days numbered. After that, leave her as is for a while, get good and up to speed on learning about the car, driving it properly, and maintaining her in good condition. Looking forward to meeting any of the local owners in the area too.

Having issues attaching some photos right now, but will add them up later.
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Old 05-09-2017, 06:43 PM   #2
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Welcome, the FD is a beautiful car. Get it running good and enjoy it, they are not something you see on the road everyday.
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Yes, I fell in love with them the moment I saw them when I was younger. Actually saw another one on the road around here yesterday when I was grabbing lunch real quick that has the 99 spec front bumper and rear spoiler.

Anyways, here are some snaps of mine. Forgot to mention too, first owner for her on US soil
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Welcome! Beautiful car you have there, the Mazda is nice too!

PS, never heard of that model ZX2 before.
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Yes, I fell in love with them the moment I saw them when I was younger. Actually saw another one on the road around here yesterday when I was grabbing lunch real quick that has the 99 spec front bumper and rear spoiler.

Anyways, here are some snaps of mine. Forgot to mention too, first owner for her on US soil

Good.Lord. That thing is clean... what company imported in for you? What did it cost you if you dont mind me asking?
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Welcome! Great looking FD. Congrats!

Here are the manuals you'll need.

http://foxed.ca/index.php?page=rx7manual#thirdgen
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The ZX2 S/r was a special release model during the '99 and '00 model years, and only just over 2000 were produced. They were Ford Racing's answer to compete with the Civic Si, and included upgraded intake/exhaust, ECU, suspension, clutch, shifter, and a few other small items.

I picked up the FD for 25k from Top Rank International in Long Beach, CA, which included the ~5500 worth of import taxes/tariffs/shipping etc already on the price. Happily in order to get the small loan I needed to from the bank until my brother pays me back a loan, had to get an appraisal, and it came out to 29k, so definitely feel good about the find.

Appreciate the link to the manuals. I've already downloaded quite a few, so these will definitely be handy to add to the collection.
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