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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, the clean one from Texas

Postby Squint » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:35 pm

Alex wrote:Oh yeah, I have no idea how it drives (which might be awesome). I was just commenting on the way it looks (which is definitely NOT awesome :) ).

Valid point, they are driving bricks. They have the same 4 cylinder engine as the Camry, and the handling is more like a car than an SUV. However, it's louder on the inside than most Toyota products (one downside of Scions, I guess it's a way they save money?). It does have a large amount of storage space and both rows are comfortable for adults to sit.

But it still does look like a driving brick.

Just need to add enough spoilers, lights, and stickers to make it seem pimped out... (/s) :lol:
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, the clean one from Texas

Postby theholycow » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:17 pm

Squint wrote:However, it's louder on the inside than most Toyota products (one downside of Scions, I guess it's a way they save money?).

Excitement, brah...same as the noise pipe in a VW.
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:45 am

I decided to take a few pictures since I haven't posted any in a long time. Pardon the messy garage, every time I attempt to straighten up I end up working on the car instead :lol:.


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That door panel is the only interior piece left at the moment.

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The almost-stripped engine bay

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Most of the whole car (I ran out of room to back up)

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Garage clusterf*ck. Dad's Jeep engine hanging.

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Lonely engine

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Postby theholycow » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:27 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:I decided to take a few pictures since I haven't posted any in a long time. Pardon the messy garage, every time I attempt to straighten up I end up working on the car instead :lol:.

Every time I attempt to straighten up or work on the car, I end up doing nothing instead.
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:11 pm

^That also happens :lol:.

perhaps a more correct sentence would be "Whenever I end up doing more than nothing, I attempt to straighten out the garage but then end up working on the car instead. Maybe."
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:42 pm

So, the area above the taillights is plagued with several deep scratches (down to the primer, a couple small metal spots), so I decided to try my hand at painting and blending. I figure it'll always look like shit with the scratches, so if I end up messing up the paint it will still just be shitty, BUT there's a chance of it coming out good.

My inspiration was pretty much watching this video :lol::
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Postby 4onthefloor » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:30 am

Man, if my garage looked like that my mom would have a fit. I've got a few spare car parts lying around and I still hear about it everyday.
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:40 am

I really want to get it straightened out, but there's just so much stuff :(.
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:42 pm

SO SEXUAL! They did an awesome job on the FD.
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Postby noob5,000,000 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:13 am

So, in the last few days I placed several major orders of stuff for this car, it's coming from a combination of Rock Auto, Mazdatrix, and Himni Racing:
- Himni Racing polyurethane engine mounts
- Himni Racing polyurethane transmission mounts
- Energy Suspension poly bushing kit
- copper-clad exhaust nuts (for manifold-to-engine)
- new rubber brake hoses for all 4 corners
- full round of Speed Bleeders (brake bleeders with a check valve in them)
- Rear wheel bearings
- brake line clips
- Rear caliper rebuild kits and hardware kits (fronts have been rebuilt and are still in good shape)
- transmission output shaft seal
- front and rear wheel bearing seals
- OEM thermostat
- DTSS (rear steer) eliminator bushings
- rear axle nuts
- shifter return-to-center spring
- all new o-rings and grommets for fuel injectors

I've already received some of it, the rest will be here shortly.
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Postby theholycow » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:59 am

Sounds like my order last Spring. Sure was nice after I actually put half of that stuff on. The other half...I'll get around to that eventually. Or not.

My original plan was to thoroughly paint my calipers and drums for rust protection but I ended up in a big rush. That stuff is already showing lots of surface rust.
noob5,000,000 wrote:- DTSS (rear steer) eliminator bushings

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Postby Rope-Pusher » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:30 am

theholycow wrote:Sounds like my order last Spring. Sure was nice after I actually put half of that stuff on. The other half...I'll get around to that eventually. Or not.

My original plan was to thoroughly paint my calipers and drums for rust protection but I ended up in a big rush. That stuff is already showing lots of surface rust.
noob5,000,000 wrote:- DTSS (rear steer) eliminator bushings

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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, the clean one from Texas

Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:22 pm

I read through this whole thread again last night...

You have a lot of work to do Nooby :lol:

But I can't wait to see it done.


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