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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2019, 05:59:05 PM »
Suspension work

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2019, 08:47:34 PM »
Looking really really 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
2016 BMW 428i xDrive Gran Coupe - Completely stock...ish

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2019, 09:13:55 PM »
Charlie Shatzen (MAZCARE) got my LS7 installed and running..I was so excited like a little kid. His work is so detailed and professional I could not thank so much the recommendations from NOROTORS group...He is about to complete the final adjustments and the interior install. Here are some pics and a couple short videos.

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Offline Cobranut

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2019, 09:59:20 PM »
Beautiful!  :bacon:
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline wickedrx7

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2019, 10:04:40 PM »
Awesome!!! Mazcare does great work!!

1993 Touring, 2012 L99, T-56, Ronnin 8.8, Ohlins, Speedhut, Samberg and lots of custom parts
Build Thread - http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=19354.0
Pictures - www.flikr.com/wickedrx7

Offline Bowtie7

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2019, 07:12:45 PM »
Thanks so much for all the kind words! This has been such a cool build mainly because Greg is great to work with and also because the car literally showed up in boxes and was not even a roller. I really could not believe that Greg had nearly every part needed to assemble the car. I had to round up a few oddball things but for the most part the assembly was a big treasure hunt the bags and boxes. I did it in stages and laid everything out and inventoried which helped. I've driven the car while sitting on a flowerpot with the steering column in my lap. Even in my advanced years I am still a stupid kid!

I got the brunt of the interior wiring finalized this weekend and now it will be off to the trim shop for seat upholstery and carpet this week!
Mazcare build #10 1988 FC LS2 power now with Ronin Exploder diff setup

Offline Cobranut

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2019, 08:59:27 PM »
"I've driven the car while sitting on a flowerpot with the steering column in my lap."

LOL, many of us have been there before.  :D :D
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline FC3S Murray

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #82 on: February 15, 2019, 02:56:15 PM »
Isn't that what Home Depot 5 gallon buckets were designed for? :)


8 years and still running STRONG!

Offline Sacrilegious-FD

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #83 on: March 08, 2019, 11:35:20 AM »
Total car porn going on here......

Offline Bowtie7

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #84 on: March 08, 2019, 09:25:59 PM »
A/C work is completed, off to the bodyshop for fitment of Ronin hood, 99 spec nose, front fenders, lights, etc. . From there it is back to me to get break in miles done and then final tune. The tires should provide quite a challenge as far as keeping this beast pointed in a forward direction. I think they are hard enough to throw sparks!
Mazcare build #10 1988 FC LS2 power now with Ronin Exploder diff setup

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #85 on: June 01, 2019, 09:32:36 AM »
Update: 05-31-2019

Well While I took a trip to MAZCARE in Marietta Georgia this week I pulled the trigger on something different to have a different kind of fun. Got my hands on a 1971 MINT condition and showroom quality Z28 Camaro. Pretty stoked about it. Definetelly won't be as fast as my RX-7 but a different kind of fun.

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Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #86 on: June 01, 2019, 09:38:09 AM »
Update: 05-31-2019

Well dropped by MAZCARE and got to drive the LS-7 beast...About 99 percent completed only a couple more issues to attend to and ready to Dyno....Dyno will be in a week or so. Looking for 550 RWHP....I love the attention to detail Charlie took in the rear for the Adjustable FPR and rear Diff cattch can...Great placement and easy access in the trunk area.

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Offline Cobranut

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #87 on: June 01, 2019, 10:20:41 AM »
Lookin good.  8)

Good to see someone else using my idea to put the ECU and other stuff in the airbag spot.
How are you attaching the cover?  I got some extremely strong neodymium magnets from K&J Magnetics.
I made aluminum brackets to mount them on each side of the opening.  They mount with 4-40 studs, and I threaded the brackets and used locknuts so I could adjust them to hold the cover securely.  I had to add a small strap to give me something to pull the cover off with. LOL
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.

Offline coastlineamps

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #88 on: June 01, 2019, 11:06:04 AM »
Lookin good.  8)

Good to see someone else using my idea to put the ECU and other stuff in the airbag spot.
How are you attaching the cover?  I got some extremely strong neodymium magnets from K&J Magnetics.
I made aluminum brackets to mount them on each side of the opening.  They mount with 4-40 studs, and I threaded the brackets and used locknuts so I could adjust them to hold the cover securely.  I had to add a small strap to give me something to pull the cover off with. LOL
I believe Charlie used some velcro stripping

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Offline Cobranut

Re: 1994 Rx7 LS7 Build. And The Journey Begins
« Reply #89 on: June 01, 2019, 02:16:39 PM »
Hmm, hope that works.

I first tried 4 magnetic cabinet catches from Lowe's, but the cover flew off when I stabbed the throttle. Not fun for the passenger. LOL

The magnets from K&J are extremely strong for their size, that cover isn't coming off in anything short of a big crash.
1995 FD, 7.0 Liter stroked LS3, T56, 8.8, Samberg kit.