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 Post subject: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:44 pm 

Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 11:45 am
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Location: Lausanne, Suisse via Wicklow, Ireland
Hey all, I love JNC so I thought I'd share my car with you guys. I'm Irish but I recently moved to Switzerland - the car, unfortunately, is still in Ireland :( This post is pretty pic heavy!

I picked this '84 RX-7 FB Series 3 in September 2012. Originally a UK car, was pretty rough when I got it bodywise and mechanically, but the 12A engine was absolutely spot on. A full service and the engine doesn't miss a beat - 96k miles. And it had a great (read: loud) decatted exhaust too.

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After I paid import fees, we got around to the resto. (Not my work, just my money!)

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Got some PI springs and this fancy box of bushes.

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Powdercoated the metal trim, caliper rebuild and a few other small bits and it was ready just in time for the First Irish National Rotary meet in July of 2013.

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Next up was a set of old school Jap wheels - well, not a set, two pairs. SSR Formula Mesh upfront and Longchamp XR4s on the back.

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And then, on the Sunday of this years local rally, my clutch decided it was sick of abuse and packed its bags...

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Which meant, I could buy a 6-puk

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And back on the road for RetroStock

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Then I picked up this Eunos Roadster 4.1 Torsen LSD. Bolt-in job Makes such a difference.

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And then this popped up for cheap, and exactly what I wanted. A 6-port 13b N/A. I was on the hunt for a small while for exactly this, but I was getting no joy, until a friend tipped me off about this one for sale on Driftworks. Only catch was that it was in the UK. I went out on the limb and bought it on the back of a couple of videos from the fella. Big risk, but the price was pretty okay and I would have planned on rebuilding it anyway. However, it has sat in the same spot ever since I got it home, as I've been collecting bits.

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This is the plan...

...Weber 45 DCOE

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Rotary shake intake mani to mate to the carb

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75 mill trumpets

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Big box of gaskets, brackets, GSL-SE oil pan and other bits from Racing Beat and Atkins Rotary

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Rare as GSL-SE front cover to make the mounting that much easier.

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Plug kit to block of the injection ports

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How it sat as I left for Switzerland. :( Was hoping to get it together and in for this years Nationals but that looks doubtful :(

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Still a few more bits to get, like rad, oil cooler, water pump, fuel pump and gilmer pulley. Fingers crossed the engine isn't snookered...but if it is, I'll get it rebuilt with a Monster J-Port

Also got some new door seals, old ones were in a bad way.

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I've also kinda got carried away collecting some awesome wheels. Set of Magroads, only production year 1975 apparently!

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Another pair of SSR Formula Mesh.

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SSR MK3, happy out about these :D

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Nice pic from JustJap driftday -

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Few pics from a recent hoon

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Future plans include an adjustable watts linkage and maybe T3 coilovers. I'm on the fence about that at the minute though. And overhaul the interior.

And I tend to keep my instagram pretty up to date with everything I'm doing with this -

http://instagram.com/jayomoto

So yeah, that's my RX-7 :) I also have a Eunos Presso V6 with plenty of JDM and Mazdaspeed goodness.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2014 7:04 pm 
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Nice work! :D

Personally, the Mazda factory mags or Formula Mesh wheels(in silver) make the car look really classy!
I'd save the other mags for track days.


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 Post subject: Re: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 9:21 am 

Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 11:45 am
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Location: Lausanne, Suisse via Wicklow, Ireland
Cheers :D

Definitely understand what you mean, but I've a big thing for retro JDM wheels and (at the minute at least) am all for the mismatched wheel, retro drifter look. :D I'm going to give the mk3s upfront and the longchamps on the back a shot when I get the mk3s cleaned up.

I can imagine going for the full-set of Mesh in the future though, especially since the new ones I got are wider with a lower offset than the others, so it would have a nice stance. I did see a set of flat black Mesh with bronze detailing, which might look awesome on the FB. That's the great thing about wheels, you can try all sorts of combos :D I am digging the Mesh/Champs combo for the minute anyway :)


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 Post subject: Re: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 6:15 am 
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Very Beautiful FB, Miss mine so much. it was Red too :cry: :cry: I think the Mesh wheels really set the car off. looks really good!

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 Post subject: Re: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:04 am 

Joined: Sat May 03, 2014 11:45 am
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Location: Lausanne, Suisse via Wicklow, Ireland
Thanks! I miss mine too, haha, but I'm going back to Ireland for a few days next week so I get to take it for a bit of a spin :D

The Mesh do look well on it, but I'm thinking of forking out for a new set of Works Glow Stars :D


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 Post subject: Re: Irish '84 Mazda RX-7
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:45 am 
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Nice looking car.

I also really like that yellow Escort.

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