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Old 04-07-2018, 04:49 PM   #1
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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

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

here you can see where the rail was kinked

pretty straight now

radiator support panel is off now and the chassis measuring system is under the car

here is a copy of the data sheet that shows where all the points in the car should be


Test fitting before welding


Welded and fitted, ready for the insides to be painted.



Continued in the next post...







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Old 04-07-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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At this point the engine went back in.


I got another bumper and test fitted some bits I was planning to run on the body.


Got myself a new computer.


Did some wiring


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.


So this is the way she was when it went off for the first setup and tune.
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:01 PM   #3
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Locked and loaded.
Roll on 8am tomorrow

fingers (toes, arms, and legs) crossed for a good outcome


Man, I wish my shed had exhaust pipes!!



Setting up pre dyno



loaded up



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.

there is plenty more to be done.

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Old 04-07-2018, 05:08 PM   #4
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Then I took the car back into work to start on the repaint.
Here are a couple of progress pics.




In primer


Got some primer down last week




got the shell rubbed down today. Roll on some colour.


So the shell has some colour on it now.

Boy does it look good!!


First we needed to lay a black base down over the primer so that the colour wouldn't look blotchy


then some of the colour in all of its magnificence.


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:


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



stuck my diffuser on today too.



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Old 04-16-2018, 12:00 AM   #5
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Sounds a great build. Gonna try that PB trick at home.
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Old 04-16-2018, 07:10 AM   #6
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Can't see the pics and not loading some unknown "fix" for it. Good luck with the build.
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I can't make the trick work here. Anyone tried it yet and make it work?
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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.
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:29 AM   #9
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Got my new wastegate.

Turbo manifold is done and fitted.


wastegate sits nicely


its a tight fit getting all of this in there


Bit of welding.


and the exhaust is done, finally





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Old 04-27-2018, 04:50 AM   #10
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I managed to get a nice set of wheels for it


So i pulled em apart and got all the paint off the centers


Got a set of 4" lips for them
the centers are just primed here.

They will be painted gold again

got some paint on the wheel centers last week.
look pretty good if i do say so my self








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

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Old 04-28-2018, 09:09 AM   #11
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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!
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Pushed the car outside last weekend so I could sweep under it.
Took some pictures too.



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Everything is looking good here




Got some new tyres for it


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