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icerally Started conversation Aug 27, 2000
Hey good to find another gearhead on the guide, it seems to me there
aren't enough of us here,
I enjoyed the EFI article.
Flyboy Posted Aug 27, 2000
Thanks, there are a few other people on the guide who are mechanically inclined, you just have to keep an eye out to find them.
icerally Posted Sep 8, 2000
good article on hotrodding, being a self described racer I have rather dim view of the "trailer queens" with the exception
of rare,old overly beautiful cars I mean I can see a type 35b Bugatti
being a trailer queen but not some of the late model stuff thats over done just for show, but even Jay Leno drives his cars
Flyboy Posted Sep 10, 2000
Thanks for reading the article. I can't say that I personally have a dim view of trailer queens, I just really don't understand them. I'd rather have a good beater than a nice car I can't drive. I currently own three cars, one of which runs (my Camaro). The second car runs if push-started, but I have some finishing to do before it gets back on the road (RX-7). My third car is just for parts (RX-7). If you have a chance you might check out POS Theory, it's a method of rating a vehicle's condition. I submitted it a while back but they said the language was too strong. It's edited now, but I never re-submitted.
icerally Posted Sep 12, 2000
cool POS theory been there owned a bunch of those still have parts from assorted POS's in my garage,
btw doesn't a blown side seal just give you an excuse to do a teardown, fresh apex seals and a little mild bridge-porting while you are that far into it?
Flyboy Posted Sep 12, 2000
Actually, it's been a while since I wrote that. I bought an '85 RX-7 for parts and swapped the motor into my '83. It'll be back on the road soon.
icerally Posted Sep 13, 2000
I can't remember is the 83 a first generation body?
Flyboy Posted Sep 13, 2000
'79-'85 is the first gen, '86-'92 is second gen, '93-'95 is the third gen.
icerally Posted Sep 14, 2000
So your 85 parts car could also yield later and possibly larger brakes and possibly a stronger rear axle, a buddy of mine had about
375hp in his first gen and seemed to eat rear ends a lot topped of by the fact that he suffered from invincible 20 year old syndrome (I used to have the same problem)made for a real scary ride, he was great fun to watch at tight auto-x's, we would hold a pool for which corners he would spin at
Flyboy Posted Sep 14, 2000
My '83 has a better rear-end, it's limited slip with discs. The '85 has an open diff with drums. The '84-'85 GSL-SEs had the beefier LSD rear-ends and discs. I'm not currently planning on more than 200hp, if I were I'd look into having a Ford 9" rear-end built for it (cheaper than you think). Hopefully I'll get the RX-7 ready for the road tomorrow, just have to swap intakes and put some ATF down the carb.
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