I guess this could be considered an introduction.
About 4 years ago I bought this RX7 from it's original owner, a guy in his late 70s from New Jersey. It was completely stock save for a new (stock sized) exhaust system with a RacingBeat muffler at the end of the system.
Looked like this:
About a year later I acquired a set of MINT 15x7 Panasports and undid the defunct emissions/rats nest system.
Shortly after I did all that the stock 12A (116k miles) lost an oil control seal on rotor #1, So after getting scammed by another RX7 club member for a "new" 12a I went to Pettit Racing and spend $1500 building an absolutely gorgeous mildly steetported 12A.
So after all that and 5000 miles, I got merged into by some stupid blond lady in a Lexus SUV, curbed all of my beloved Panasports, tire donuts up the right side of the car, passenger door would not open, damaged a seal in my steering box (leaking gear oil everywhere). Shop quote was $3600 of damage, her dumbass insurance company would only pay $2300, so off I went with $2300 to spend on the car.
It sat for 2 years while I procrastinated and bought parts. In the end I still have the damage on the side of my car where she hit me, and my Panasports are still curbed, but the car now has NO rust anymore, a new GSL rear end, ReSpeed rack and pinion conversion, all polyurethane suspension bushings, Racingbeat springs, Tokico Illuminas, Awesome new brakes with hawk pads, and d bunch of other stuff that I'm probably forgetting. I'll let the pictures talk.
As the car sits now (took these a few minutes ago) Ignore the zip tie on the firewall tie, that's just there until I get the new strut bar mounts for it.
Now I need to paint the car (after I do some other things like Install some fender mirrors, and make my own IMSA GTU style spoiler for it. And complete my exhaust system, front mount oil cooler, etc.
1146 cubic centimeters of FURY