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Thread: Spooled up Racing's COMPLETE Rx-7 build

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    Spooled up Racing's COMPLETE Rx-7 build

    OK as most of you know I have had a bit of problems with my last engine I built.

    I did a COMPLETE build on the engine with all NEW mazda parts and I did not replace the oil control rings (hard metal rings). The engine ran fine but smoked and used oil profusly.

    I bought new rings and tore the engine down again.. I built it and when I started it I had a miss... after pulling the motor I noticed that the front housing had a LARGE couge in the rotor housing from the apex seal sliding forward on the initial start up..

    Now I am out a rotor housing and an apex seal..

    So I have decided to start OVER...

    I am going to buy:
    BRAND NEW rotor housings
    Rx-8 Eccentric shaft (1lb lighter)
    possibly do lightweight rotors and matching counter weights
    etc
    etc

    I also am going to finish the project by fixing all my electric issues, installing the turbo transmission, turbo LSD diff, new bushings, 5 lug hubs, new wider rims with tires etc.

    This is going to be a long journey but I am ready..

    here is a link to my last build

    http://www.themazdaforum.com/showthread.php?t=751

    OK no insipid posts here please.. lets stay on topic!!!

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    Premium Member mx-p5's Avatar
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    The BABY EATER WILL LIVE!!!

    Good to hear Dave! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.

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    Kevin did it before Phil, who was before Andrew, before Bruce, Chris, Tony, Phen, Tylor, Mahk, Roy, John, Jerry, Rob, Shadow, Josh, Scratch, Dub, Andrew, Vocko, Matt V, Protojason, Chief, who's Miata we will see one picture of ever, Barry, and GMalatrasi.

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    Subbing for progress reports, and I expect them weekly!

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    Well I have sat down and got some pricing laid out for parts... so far I have a large list and I may buy ALL new housings and all new irons too..

    this is going to be an expensive build... but it will be preaty when its done..

    I promise u that!

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    Premium Member mx-p5's Avatar
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    Yeah, but, if you don't spend the money and go all new now, how soon would you be replacing the used parts you picked up?

    I can't wait to see/hear this thing!!

    Protege to MX-5 lineage
    Kevin did it before Phil, who was before Andrew, before Bruce, Chris, Tony, Phen, Tylor, Mahk, Roy, John, Jerry, Rob, Shadow, Josh, Scratch, Dub, Andrew, Vocko, Matt V, Protojason, Chief, who's Miata we will see one picture of ever, Barry, and GMalatrasi.

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    Well thats why I am going new and I will get to re-port my housings and spend more time on the sanding, smoothing, and finishing of the ports.

    my list from the begining


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    subbin'

    hey what rims do you have on the car right now?


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    the ones in my sig..

    4 lug 16" 10 spoke Enkei

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    the other list of stuff that I need

    Black interior door panels
    passenger side door (s4 or s5)
    passenger side fender (s4 or s5)
    passenger side FTP lens
    black dash
    black carpet
    black rear speaker covers

    5 lug hubs
    LSD T2 diff
    turbo driveshaft
    turbo axles for LSD (if that matters)
    turbo 5spd transmission (good trans please known with good gears)
    Last edited by SpooledupRacing; 08-07-2008 at 03:17 PM.

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    My other option is instead of buying the Racing beat suspension kit (frt/rear sway bars and lowering springs)

    buy the frt/rear sway bars from Racing beat, adjustable end links from racing beat and a set of

    K-Sport Kontrol coil overs

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