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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 08:45:51 AM »
Just an update. It has been slow but finally got a few things done. I got the explorer rear ears cut off. I also had my axles completed locally for about 40.00 labor. They swapped the ford explorer inners and RX7 outers and assembled on the new Ronin shafts. Pretty good deal and a great guy to do that at a good cost.

I also removed the gas tank in preparation to install new fuel pump and hardlines. My Samberg kit is coming in and I cannot wait. I can't really do anything to it until next year but I will get it painted and dry fit it in the engine bay to make sure everything lines up.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 09:16:12 PM »
Nice! I'll be starting my build soon. Is it pretty easy to pull the gas tank?
Mack Williams
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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2015, 11:01:02 PM »
Yea. Just disconnect the two hoses iup near the gas tank inlet. Then disconnect the hard line es on fuel pump and remove 4 bolts on the two straps.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2015, 12:07:56 AM »
Yea. Just disconnect the two hoses iup near the gas tank inlet. Then disconnect the hard line es on fuel pump and remove 4 bolts on the two straps.

Sounds easy enough. My car sat for 5+ years with half a tank of gas, so that will be fun..
Thanks!  :cheers:
Mack Williams
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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2015, 10:39:24 PM »
Update today. Well X-mas came early for me and I now have all my conversion kits to finish my car except the Samberg radiator. The Samberg LSX kit came in friday and a well made kit it is.

I also put together my Explorer 8.8 (3.73) with the Ronin mounting plate as described in the directions. I did have issues putting the old bushings in the new plate even when I trimmed them. But eventually I got them in and a little chewed up on the inside but I believe it won't be an issue. Next week I should have the subframe welded together at the hobby shop on base and then get it repainted.

Next on the list of things to do is installing the new fuel pump and hard lines before I put the gas tank and subframe back on the car.


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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2015, 07:51:52 PM »
Update 12/24/2015

Well not much update but got to paint my subframe and will be putting my Walbro 485 pump in this weekend.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2015, 09:38:38 AM »
Update Xmas Day:

Well I was bored last night and decided to put the pump together. The parts i used were the following:

Fuel pump:
https://www.z1motorsports.com/fuel-delievery/walbro/e85-compatible-walbro-485-fuel-pump-p-6403.html

Bulkhead Harness:
http://www.racetronix.biz/itemdesc.asp?ic=BCWS-001

I also got my neighbor to get me some aviation tie straps which do not deteriorate. I used part of a fuel line and cut it in half to help brace the fuel pump against the sender unit and help with the vibration to. This is very secure and feel pretty confident so far. I will update the tank installation this weekend.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS3 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2016, 11:36:54 PM »
Well it has been a while but I decided to slightly go a different route on the engine. I just laid my hands on a really nice LS7 long block that has trick flow heads and 102 fast intake. One bad thing is one of the cylinders has a cracked sleeve but from the pictures of the sleeve, my machinist said he could get that fixed. So looks like My build will get so much interesting real soon. All I need next is some headers, transmission and driveshaft and I can get it running. Other than the accessories to get hooked up I just want to get it running in my car. The little things can come later.


So......I should get the motor by end of next week...... :)

Offline Brandon86

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2016, 11:58:42 PM »
Damn, awesome grab on the LS7 longblock! Some people always get lucky finding deals!
Stable:
1994 Chaste White FD3S / LS3 / T56
2012 LeMans Blue Metallic BMW 135i Coupe
2012 Red Sunglo Harley Davidson Sportster / 2010 GSX-R Front End & Rear End Soon
2014 Candy White Jetta GLI Autobahn / 2.0TSI / M6
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1998 WRB Subaru Impreza GC8 Coupe / JDM STi V.6 Engine & Tranny
2003 Blue GMC Sonoma SLS / 2.4L M5
1992 Green Jeep YJ / Dodge 318 V8 Swap M5 / 5" Lift & 35"x12" Tires

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 10:44:03 PM »
Update: Media Blasting Day

I got my car media blasted in the engine bay and fender wells and the job is superb. Ready to spray primer/sealer and on goes base coat and top coat. I will be very busy the next couple days. I think I have to remove the radiator support to for the samberg radiator but don't know how much to cut off.

Anyhow. Here is some porn for you.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2016, 07:18:33 PM »
Ok I got two updates. I got to paint my engine bay and picked up a LS7 from LS1 forums for a good deal but needs re-sleeved. I painted my engine bay with House of Kolors paint. One coat was a black surface/sealer using 4.1.1 ratio and 1.8 tip. Came out a little sand papery but got it smoothed out when i wet sanded it. I believe it was the tip I used but will test later on.

Second, I put a jet black base coat over the sealer to get a good deep black to work with. Then I painted 2 coats of Kandy Tangerine HOK color. After the base coat I sprayed 2 coats of clear on outside of bay and 3 coats inside. Looks like glass.....I did have one issue. I got a couple bugs and one run but overall pretty good for very first time painting a car. I did want to use 3 coats of tangerine to get a little brighter tangerine but ran out of paint. I think I will do three coats on body later on to see how lighter  I can get the tangerine. [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ] [ Guests cannot view attachments ]

Now I got my LS7 with trick flow 260 heads and FAST 102. I am thinking of ditching the 102 and going Fast 92. I hate to demolish my firewall. Getting ready to take to engine shop to get re-sleeved and new pistons.
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Offline wickedrx7

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2016, 08:26:43 PM »
Very much like that color! And fancy ls7.

1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
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Offline wtfx100

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2016, 12:19:00 AM »
So you painted before you mocked everything up?  :popcorn:

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2016, 07:55:54 AM »
So you painted before you mocked everything up?  :popcorn:

Well my situation was to just cut the firewall lip which I did before painting. I was reading that you don't need to mash up the firewall unless you are putting in an Fast 102 or using a sub frame kit other than Samberg. I have a Samberg so I will play it by ear and just get a ported intake. If I have to bang it up a bit. I guess I will have to and just repaint the section.

Offline gnx7

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2016, 12:59:05 AM »
That paint color will pop in the sun!  Will be a very fun project.

I sell the MSD Atomic intake if you plan to run one.  They make more power than the FAST 92/102.  You need to search on clearance for the firewall/hood. 
'93 FD: 441ci/AllPro LS7 heads/intake en route, T56 Mag, 8.8" IRS, HolleyHP, DavisTechTC 10.32@137mph cats/full exhaust. 165mph 1/2 mile (old LS7)
'93 FD LS9 turbo, T56 Mag, Samberg 8.8" solid axle, 9.35@163mph 197mph 1/2 mile
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