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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #255 on: January 04, 2019, 12:43:01 PM »
Glad to see this thing still going, mine hasn't even been finished yet.  Have you gotten a hood to fit on with that motor in there?  It doesn't look like mine will clear the cam gears.  And one last thing, have you thought about o-ringing the head and block?  It might help if you are consistantly having head issues.
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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #256 on: January 06, 2019, 12:15:24 AM »
I trimmed the stock turbo hood scoop and the cam gears/cover fit right in the scoop.

You can see the cam cover is the below shot (scoop was off for painting)



1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #257 on: January 11, 2019, 01:32:16 PM »
Here's a couple shots of the cam cover cutout.   I usually run a cam cover, the front of my engine is off trying to find a leak





Got a chance to drive the car some more this week after the head gasket replacement since the weather was in the 50's.  Runs strong at about 17 psi (last motor ran 30+).   I turned it all the way down to get some miles on the motor.

Let my son drive it for the first time.   Handled the heavy clutch like a pro.   Even broke them loose in second gear, didn't panic, got out of it and got traction and then leaned on it again.    After about 20 min of driving and we were home  he said "ain't gonna lie, I was scared the whole time".   Then I told him the boost was set about half and all he said was oh shit.   I was grinning for 3 hours.

Here's one of the runs





Update on the Dash Pod.   Still need to work on forming the aluminum cover as well as integrating the shift light


1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #258 on: January 11, 2019, 11:28:09 PM »
That's going to be an awesome memory that will stay with you forever. "ain't gonna lie, I was scared the whole time." "Son, that was only super saiyan one, I haven't even showed you god mode yet..."  haha  :D

Btw video doesn't work.

-groovin
1987 MAZDA RX-7 LS1 T56 | 1995 MAZDA RX-7 ST PORT BOLT-ON'S ADAPTRONIC PNP | 1994 MAZDA RX-7 TSP 416 LS3 T56 MAGNUM E40 ECM

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #259 on: January 28, 2019, 11:47:07 AM »
Motor had a pretty good oil leak.   Took the front timing covers off and drive around because I thought the crank seal was leaking.   Looks like the valve cover wasn't sealing and ran down the front of the block.   Ordered new cover and then winter actually set in so looked for other things to work on.

Redid my dash bezel, the center stack and the idiot light surround.   Glued and the cracks with panel adhesive, filled the holes with stranded bondo and sprayed it with Rustoleum Bed Liner.   Added a check engine light since my Mitsu ECU uses one and I can program it as a knock warning light.

Looks pretty decent.



Patched the hole where the cruise went (I think it was cruise)

1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #260 on: January 28, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »
That looks pretty good!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #261 on: January 28, 2019, 04:35:36 PM »
Isn't the bed liner awesome stuff! It looks great and covers up imperfections well. Even respraying and correcting overspray is easy. GJ on the repairs.

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1987 MAZDA RX-7 LS1 T56 | 1995 MAZDA RX-7 ST PORT BOLT-ON'S ADAPTRONIC PNP | 1994 MAZDA RX-7 TSP 416 LS3 T56 MAGNUM E40 ECM

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #262 on: January 28, 2019, 09:36:21 PM »
Motor had a pretty good oil leak.   Took the front timing covers off and drive around because I thought the crank seal was leaking.   Looks like the valve cover wasn't sealing and ran down the front of the block.   Ordered new cover and then winter actually set in so looked for other things to work on.

Redid my dash bezel, the center stack and the idiot light surround.   Glued and the cracks with panel adhesive, filled the holes with stranded bondo and sprayed it with Rustoleum Bed Liner.   Added a check engine light since my Mitsu ECU uses one and I can program it as a knock warning light.

Looks pretty decent.



Patched the hole where the cruise went (I think it was cruise)


I like the look, but just how rough is the texture?  How does it feel?
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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #263 on: January 29, 2019, 02:05:38 PM »
It covers some imperfections but you have to still have a pretty smooth base.   I spray it light just so I get some texture.

It's a little rough to the touch at the beginning but after a few months in the sun it kinda of smooths out and softens.    We did this technique on my sons 944.   The dashes and upper door cards take a beating from the sun so we had to do something to freshen it up for him for next to no money.   It's held up really good, I think at least 2 years so far.
1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #264 on: February 06, 2019, 10:18:47 PM »
your car inspires me.
I'm getting ready to start a new build project.
Ecotec 2.2L with 55MM turbo backed up a WC t-5 in a 91 FC.
:drive:
new personal best 11.45 @ 120 mph N/A car...9.11 @152 mph for the turbo car.


1987 FC  355 SBC, T-5, T2 rear        retired 5-4-11
1991 FC  383 SBC, sold to Dad. Now 5.3 w 76mm turbo, G-force T-5, 8.8 Ronin rear 
1990 FC  370 CID 6.0 w 88mm turbo, Powerglide, Ronin 8.8 w 3.15 gears

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #265 on: February 07, 2019, 01:19:37 PM »
your car inspires me.
I'm getting ready to start a new build project.
Ecotec 2.2L with 55MM turbo backed up a WC t-5 in a 91 FC.

Well when you start it...let me know.    I've been looking at building a 2.4L turbo setup.   Been doing research on wiring, clutch, trans etc.
1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #266 on: February 17, 2019, 11:20:27 PM »
i decided to try to redo my Autometer shift light by 3d printing a new "guage insert" to hold a LED shift light and the shift pill.   Starting to work though the component sizing/



1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #267 on: February 18, 2019, 07:02:25 AM »
Thatís looking good!
Blake MF'ing McBride
1988 Mazda RX7 - Turbo LS1/T56/ProEFI/8.8/Not Slow...   sold.
1965 Mustang Coupe - TT Coyote, TR6060, modern brakes/suspension...  project car
2013 Focus ST3 - Stage 1 BPU

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #268 on: March 06, 2019, 11:37:28 AM »
Got the first print done of the latest revision at work in Nylon.   I'm got to probably dye it black.

Still working out a pin arrangement/retainment for the shift pill wiring


Front came out pretty clean looking.   High output LED for the light.   Hopefully it is visible in sunlight.


I'll eventually powdercoat the AL faceplate semi-gloss black.

1987 RX7  4G63T Swap with 20G 11.50@122.7
1985 944 Pending a 4g63T Swap

1992 Eagle Talon TSI Retired
12.27 @ 111 on 14B
12.27 @ 113.9 on Small !6g
SOB Racing   "Sitting On Blocks"
2006 HHR "The Hearse" Lowered

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Re: SOB Racing 87 with a 4G63
« Reply #269 on: March 07, 2019, 08:07:28 AM »
You may want to look at anodizing.  It's tougher than powder, and may be cheaper as well.
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.