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 Post subject: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:08 am 

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Location: Adalaide, Australia
So i have been on here a while but been watching some thread some feed back but not put one up of my own car, checking out a few. Now i am start one up from when i got it to now

Back story
Well i have owned a few Rx4 over the years now! Got my first one we i was 17 and had one ever since. So 15 years on 6 later this is my latest car

I got this Rx4 as my old car got defected and had lots of modification done to it and lots of little bits and pieces missing. and the first replacement shell was not as good as first thought

This was a good example to start my fresh rebuild with and out of 6 or more car which i checked out this was the best with no major damage (most of the other had major chassis damage and smoky motors) and was running but had a defect on it but it did have the s3 rear end on it but i just wanted a car to drive so it come home with me

here are some photos of how it was the day i got it, it was drivable but i wanted to get it looking sweet

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It was the cleanest body Rx4 for sale at the time, straight body and chassis, had a 13b bridge port Rx4 motor, weber, vinyl roof and was complete but the car was in some need of some some TLC to get it where i wanted it

i also did like the look of the vinal roof lining

Now the rebuild started the day i got it home and started to stripper her down to change the colour of the interior from brown to Black.
Changing the suspension over to my already rebuilt and new stuff i was using in another project and getting it ready to clear Regency ( which the as the same as a road worthy in other states ) as the car had a defect on it when i bought it

So in my small shed space i pulled a few off and started repairing and paint things
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Not long after this we got our first new home :) so i had to pack up ever thing up so i could move into this beauty of a shed
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Which i filled filled up very quickly with both my Rx4's

the old bridge port motor only had about 6000km or so on it when i got it and i only put a few 100 more on it before i ripped it out
and sold it to a guy in Newcastle with the ported manifold and lightened flywheel
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then i peeped my Fully rebuilt 13Bt series 4 block which was rebuilt about 1999 (got to put about 10,000km on it) before it sat around for 3-4 years while i was getting a body sorted out for it

New Engine specs
Rx7 s4 turbo motor
Large extent ported
race modified gears and installed window bearings bearings
2mm Mazda seals
12a turbo front cover
12a turbo water pump housing
brand new oil lines
Weber S4 manifold which is port match the the inlet ports
(old spec: 48mm weber with bigger jets)
K&N air filter
series 4 alternator which was fully polished by me then had it rebuilt
installed the gilmer belt drive
lightened flywheel which a heavy duty clutch pressure plate (balanced together) and a standard type clutch plate)
and a few more chrome bits that i could not polish

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This is the engine bay almost finished but i decided that i had been waiting too long to drive the car i didn't paint the engine bay (5 year and 3 cars)
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This is the only pic i got the the original interior, had brown dash, door trims, back seat, had so old bucket seat which were stuffed
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Black dash in with My Recaro's bucket seats, black door trims, black centre console, Rx7 s2 steering wheel
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Interior
Black Recaros seats
Black re-trimmed dash
New black carpet
New seat belts
Black head lining
Good condition black center consol
Re-trimed sun visors and front pillar trims
New front seat belts

The gearbox
was changed over from a rx4 4 speed to a supra 5 speed which was been fully rebuilt with[/quote]

Supra 5 speed Specs
New sincros
Bearings
New shifter bushes
Bead blasted housing
New rubber gearbox cross member mounts from Mazda
I Polished the dellor gearbox bell housing
Chromed the clutch fork
Brand new starter motor
Custom gearbox mount with new supra rubber mount
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Installed the rebuilt 2 piece tail shaft which was balanced up to 4000 RPM

Suspension
This was the rebuilt suspension which has been all powder coated it Black of red and had a few small things ( brackets and some bolts) chromed and got stuck in to polishing what i could from my other project
Lowered Front springs powder coated red
Koni Red front shocks
K-Mac adjustable strut tops
New super Pro bushes through out
New ball joints
New Tie rod outer (inner were ok at the time)
New pitman arm
2in new lower rear leafs with extra leaf and anti tramp half springs

Brakes Upgrade and sway bar
Twin sway bar kit powdered coated red
Rebuilt brake booster and master cylinder
R31 skyline brake calipers (polished) and rebuilt on custom mounting brackets
626 vented disks bolted to standard hubs
Braided brake lines front (ADR approved)

the front end stuff
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Polished front calipers (R31 calipers with 626 rotors) and braided brake lines , black powdered struts, red powdered springs and sway bars
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The Diff, rear suspension and brakes
Standard diff with drum brakes
kyb rear shocks
16mm rear sway bar add to the rear powder coated red

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Exhaust
extractors
twin system with extended primary's, 2 resies one in each twin pipe collecting just before the diff
Turbo rota flow rear muffler

Cooling system
new 4 core radiator
twin thermo fans


This was it ! took about 6 months to get all done and took the car to get the defect cleared (a road worthy). It was a good day as it passed the first time and got comments for the inspectors and keep the noise level down just @ 97db ( that was with a restrictor plate in the rear section before the rota flow muffler) but a pass is a pass


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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:26 am 

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So after the car was registered i puts some k's on it and then went and took some photos

gave the car a good detail inside and out

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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:52 pm 
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Good to see the old girl on here Matt! I didn't know it was a brown trim car! Did you get through regency with the 48IDA?

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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:12 pm 
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one of the best colours on a 4 imo 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:27 pm 
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Garant wrote:
one of the best colours on a 4 imo 8)


Agreed

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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:11 am 

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jdmrx2 wrote:
Good to see the old girl on here Matt! I didn't know it was a brown trim car! Did you get through regency with the 48IDA?


Yeah i finally got a thread up---- now time for the real updates :D :P

Yep brown interior, it was the only colour trim choice with the colour D8 (Olive Metallic or Jewel Green depending on which colour chart you look at. which is factory colour code) from my knowledge. also with the colour D9 Alexandrite gold metallic (same as my original coupe colour) was brown . white was a mix between black and brown

It went through as the pics in second post :twisted: weber was not a issue as its a 1/74 car = pre emissions and they could not do any thing about it


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Garant wrote:
one of the best colours on a 4 imo 8)


Agreed


Cheers guys i do really love the colour and with the white vinyl roof it just sets it off


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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:34 am 

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Then after about 1 year i decided to put my fuel injection on just before a Big cruse (100+ rotary's and other cars) which ment i had to pull my finger out!! i only gave my self 2 months to do it

Which is

Injection perfection 50mm manifold which was polished by me and then had some new seal and bearings
custom adapter plate for the K&N air filter
4x s4 550cc injectors
Ram pods
Fuel rail
Malpassie rising rate reg with 1 1/2 in Autometre pressure gauge
Carter 7psi pre pump
2 Lt surge tank
Bosch 044 high pressure pump
Microtech MTX-8 computer
Quad coils on custom bracket
Polished CAS


it looking a bit messy while installing it
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A shot or the custom K&N adaptor and coil bracket
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A finished shot of the injection
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Get it all done and tuned in time for the cruise. Ended up with 121-126kw at the rear wheels

some pics from the cruise and meet spot... Man these were the good old days in the rotary scene in Little old Adelaide
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 Post subject: Re: Fat 4 RE Rx4 coupe
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:24 am 
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Simply stunning...!! 8)
Awesome colour and even better with that off-white vinyl roof. :tu:
Great stance too...

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