i figured i would start a build thread on my car, this will be a slower build but will get done sooner then later.
so my car is a 91 rx7 has power sunroof and power windows and locks, small brakes and a glx posi rear end. has blue interior and the body is in black primer.
this car has been a sbc car for like 10 years now thru other owners, in which some had neglected it and some didnt.
i got the car from a friend for 500 as a roller, when he got it , it had a stock 350 with 700r4 , and he ran it that way for a year then blew the motor. so he then got a 350 crate motor and a t5 trans for it. blew the trans twice and broke a couple stubs shafts then the car sat for 2 years and now i have it. so that's the history on the car.
355 sbc with hypertetic pistons, balanced rods and forged crank, new cam,lifters,timing set. has vortec heads that have been ported and polished and 2.02 1.60 valves put into them, dual plane intake and 750cfm holley carb. went 11.19 in a mustang chassis but was told its in the 400hp range i dunno tho.
using a th350 trans with a 3500 tci stall.
putting weld prostars on it.
15x4 up front
15x8 out back
this is gunna be a street legal drag car i will call it, not to many comforts to it. things may change tho.
things i have done so far are baught the car haha , and tweeked the motor mounts, and pulled the dash and carpet and started removing the sound deading off the floor. i plan to put the dash back in it , but may not put the carpet back in yet not sure yet tho.
i have some questions starting out that some people may be able to answer.
why did mazda put so much damn foam under the floor?
also since this car is gunna be a carbed sbc, does the factory mazda ecu run any funtions on the car now or can i remove it from the car?
any feedback or comments are appreciated.
also wanted to add that all you people in the states are very lucky to have so many cars and parts around for sale.
i live in charlottetown prince edward island canada, and around here there are basicly no parts cars or parts for these cars. as far as i know mine is the only v8 rx7 in my province and there are 3 or 4 that i know of in atlantic canada that are v8 swapped. kinda rare around here.
here are some pics of what i started with
custom guage cluster by previous owner.
a homemade scoop i am going to mold onto the factory hood at somepoint.
does anyone recognize these engine mounts i believe they are a old kit from someone.