October 13, 2019, 05:14:59 PM

Author Topic: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap  (Read 1884 times)

Offline MeanFC

1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« on: June 29, 2019, 03:36:52 PM »
I've lost that loving feeling.  Considering either
a) finishing the car
b) selling it as-is
c) parting it out

1987 RX7
115k miles on body/chassis
white w/ blue interior
manual windows
sunroof
15" oem wheels
NA LSD rear
LS1 and T56 out of 2004 GTO w/ ~90k miles
new oil pan, pickup tube, windage tray
Ronin supreme installation kit
new spec stage 1 clutch
new clutch slave and master cylinders
eclipse radiator with over-the-radiator intake
C4 Corvette driveshaft customized with necessary yoke
Corvette FPR
Miata battery
custom AC system (still needs high pressure hose finished)
custom power steering (needs new pump)

I also have a T2 4.10 LSD and axles, a 3-spoke steering wheel, and maybe a few other spare parts laying around.

No rust to speak of.  Paint is so-so, with some clearcoat peeling, but would clean up.  Interior is pretty good.

It runs and "lot drives" well enough to move it around the driveway or onto a trailer.  To be roadworthy:
1. Need to finish exhaust.  Currently ends at oem GTO manifolds.
2. Needs tires.  The current ones have some tread but are pretty old.
3. Needs shifter.

Asking $5999 as-is.  Note that I paid $5k just for the engine and tranny.  Ouch.  Might consider interesting trades.

Located near Charlotte, NC.

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« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 08:21:11 AM by MeanFC »

Offline SplodinPoptarts

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2019, 01:44:00 PM »
Does it just need an Exhaust system? Is it fully operational besides the AC? Would you be willing to ship at Buyers expense?

Offline MeanFC

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 11:15:00 AM »
Depends on what you mean by operational.  It needs lots of little things.  As I mentioned in the post, to drive the car you would have to bolt a shifter/knob onto the T56 shift rod.  The power steering system is fully equipped with new, custom hoses, but the pump was whining loudly and was removed.  It needs to be replaced.  You can drive it of course with the manual steering.  I haven't looked up the date code on the tires, but they are old and I wouldn't trust them on the highway.

I've shipped many cars before.  Yes, I would be willing to work with a buyer to ship it.

Offline MeanFC

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 08:21:47 AM »
Modified the original post to mark it down to $5999.  Just trying to get rid of this before I decide to spend more money on it :)

Offline Andrizzanizz

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2019, 12:27:23 PM »
Damn, this is a killer deal. I don't need another FC but this is making me reconsider.

Offline MeanFC

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2019, 01:25:16 PM »
It is sitting in the garage on a battery tender getting dusty.  Somebody should come get it so that I can stop torturing myself saying "I should finish that".

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Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2019, 11:39:27 PM »
If I wasn't getting divorced it would be sitting in my garage.  Will buy it if you still have it after my divorce is over

Offline freeskier7791

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2019, 09:35:33 AM »
sharing this on facebook, I am near Winston Salem, NC, hopefully someone I know is interested
https://www.youtube.com/thedriftingdad
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Offline nickt93

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2019, 10:58:57 AM »
If I wasn't getting divorced it would be sitting in my garage.

Conversely, if this made it's way into my garage I would also be getting divorced.   ;)

GLWS!  Great deal for someone. 

Offline MeanFC

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 11:56:09 AM »
I'm adding some photos taken today, as well as a start-up video...

https://youtu.be/UT0iODnDzJc

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Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 08:27:23 AM »
Check your PM's please
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Offline MeanFC

Re: 1987 Rx7 LS1/T56 Swap
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 07:39:33 PM »
Sold!