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Thread: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

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    1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    I have owned this car for about two years now and i've finally pulled finger to give it a tidy up, the interior is in original condition, the engine was a bit smokie and the body is rust free apart from the doors which have the factory fitted rust in the bottom, but other wise an excellent base to start from










    ignore the momo, it's just there to preserve the original wheel







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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    Hey mate nice ride probably the best first Gen you could own. Keep it original if you can.

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    Nice!! Factory turbo first gen.....very desirable. Keep us updated

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    thanks guy's,
    engine and gearbox pulled








    and time to give them both a clean up

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    I remember viewing this car when it was imported. The exterior colour didn't do anything for me, but I really liked the interior (grey GT-X trim spec, which would have been a special order from new)

    Good to see some progress Gary

    ::edit:: I just realized the Pioneer headunit in the bottom shelf is the same as one I found that's had the plug chopped off, and I've been hunting for schematics for. Does yours still go?

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    WOW your plenum hat is so shmick wrinkle orange no paint chips! I have searched high and low for a decent one.. I have a 12a turbo for my car, thank you for posting pictures its awesome to see the engine in its natural habitat. 8)

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    Thanks guys,
    Ed: the deck works on the radio but i don't know about the tape side, i don't have a tape to try in it.
    have got the engine back from my engine man and a whole heap of bits from plating so i'll put up pics soon

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    Pics!!

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    So here is the freshly rebuilt engine, the oil and apex seals were stuffed and one housing had a very minor amount of missing chrome,
    so i changed it for a better one i had sitting around










    trying to make it as original as i can

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    Re: 1984 RX7 12a turbo GT

    gave the turbo a bit of a tidy, found it had a bit to much shaft play
    so i changed it for a spare that had alot less slop, i sort the advise
    of a turbo man who said it was fine to use and would cost $700
    just to look at the other one










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