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Offline Burntz

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Re: LSx 5.3L L33 T-56 8.8 swap into First Gen RX7
« Reply #255 on: June 03, 2015, 06:32:49 PM »
how did you get the rear bumper off? We've taken all 4 nuts off and we CANNOT get it out ... lol
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Re: LSx 5.3L L33 T-56 8.8 swap into First Gen RX7
« Reply #256 on: June 03, 2015, 06:53:34 PM »
Hidden bolts under access holes in the trunk. I saw the lids long ago and never opened them up to see what was in there. Big surprise to find the bolts hidden.
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L33 T56 8.8

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Re: LSx 5.3L L33 T-56 8.8 swap into First Gen RX7
« Reply #257 on: June 04, 2015, 07:17:04 AM »
Yea I finally found a pdf and saw there were a couple more bolts. Damn you Mazda  >:(
2014 Chevy Cruze Diesel - Cross country work machine. Deleted and tuned. 50mpg+
1999 Chevy Corvette - LG 1-3/4" Longtubes & H Pipe. Forgeline GA3's, H/C/I soon. Road course car.
1979 Mazda Rx7 - 5.3L / TH350 / 8.8" / Turbo. Ms3-Pro, E85.
PB Currently 5.97 @ 118  - 1/8 mi

Build thread ->http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=7441.0

Offline erioshi

Re: L33 T-56 8.8 swap 1980 RX-7 SA22C
« Reply #258 on: June 29, 2015, 02:30:32 PM »
This has been a fun read.  I may have to come check out your car sometime.  I'm finally getting started on a L33 swap of my own this summer (different chassis, still an import) and came back to norotors looking for ideas on how to handle front end accessories and tight hood clearance issue.  With so many different ways to approach the problem, trying to find the right answer sometimes seems like going in circles, lol.

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Re: L33 T-56 8.8 swap 1980 RX-7 SA22C
« Reply #259 on: November 25, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
I haven't been on in forever... Car has been sitting.
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I haven't given up on the project. Last I remember it got a fresh coat of paint, nothing got out back together. All door handle and trim is removed. Need new door and window seals. Entire engine harness needs rewire with new bulkhead connectors, need suggestions on which ones. The ones I bought won't work, too big to fit between engine and firewall. I need a new radiator, a bigger one now that I have more room with the FC subframe in. Lots and lots of rewiring...

I am now a home owner with a decent 2 car garage that I am preparing for shop work. When this frozen land of Fargo ND thaws out I will drag the old 7 over the river and get started on it again.
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1980 RX7 GS SA22C LSx build in Progress
L33 T56 8.8

Currently in the 12's, and getting faster every year!

http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=7003.0


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Re: L33 T-56 8.8 swap 1980 RX-7 SA22C
« Reply #260 on: January 31, 2019, 07:23:33 PM »
Day off from work, reading through the old posts. Found a bunch of pictures I had hosted on Facebook and I think Google+ were not working any more. So I dl'ed every build pic from FB and uploaded to Photobucket. Fixing missing picture links one post at a time and adding some extra pics left out to make up for lost ones.
1980 RX7 GS SA22C LSx build in Progress
L33 T56 8.8

Currently in the 12's, and getting faster every year!

http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=7003.0


Offline freeskier7791

Re: L33 T-56 8.8 swap 1980 RX-7 SA22C
« Reply #261 on: February 01, 2019, 08:05:57 AM »
Is the swap done?

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Re: L33 T-56 8.8 swap 1980 RX-7 SA22C
« Reply #262 on: February 01, 2019, 04:55:10 PM »
Will never be fully done modding, but yes swap is done and then redone twice again. I should have it fully back together and running driving this summer.
1980 RX7 GS SA22C LSx build in Progress
L33 T56 8.8

Currently in the 12's, and getting faster every year!

http://www.norotors.com/index.php?topic=7003.0