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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1065 on: December 28, 2020, 09:03:35 AM »
man I love your car! makes me wish I never sold my old FC!
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1066 on: December 30, 2020, 01:40:01 AM »
Thank you!


You can find another one...good condition ones are still around ;)



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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1067 on: December 30, 2020, 05:43:34 PM »
That turned out great.  Congrats on the power steering too.  I had a similar realization at some point.  "Why the hell did I set my car up in a manner that annoys me?"  Lack of power steering brings that kind of thing into stark relief.
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1068 on: January 01, 2021, 02:27:41 PM »
Well the fender pull passes the outside test. :gruffy:

I have some more suspension adjustments to attend to (more camber in the front, lower front ride height and raise the rear a wee bit) but it is coming together.


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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1069 on: January 02, 2021, 11:50:36 PM »
Ok...more negative camber was a must in the front.
Ride height is lowest I could safely go if I want to avoid crunching my fenders.


Rear camber is maxed already...MMR camber adjusters maxed

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Alignment will be next as soon as I get my Spoon Rigid Collars in the mail and installed. :gruffy:
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1070 on: January 30, 2021, 07:10:44 PM »
Little update:

Finally got my Spoon Rigid Collars in from RE-Amemiya
Was pretty skeptical of these but price was cheap so what the heck right?


They came nicely packaged and with instructions.


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The install was pretty straight forward. I used Google translate with the instructions.


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Only advice I can give is get both subframes down evenly. Have a small pry bar to help with centering the chassis studs in the subframe holes. Use a TON of the supplied anti-seize to help keep the collars in place.


Here are a couple locations they go (that copper anti-seize got everywhere haha!)


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I have read mixed reviews on these things.  Critics have said that they're pretty useless on vehicles with double wishbone suspensions BUT for the FC's Macpherson strut and rear set-up it may be beneficial. I will definitely give input when it hits the road


I also got my camber dialed in ghetto style.  Got it pretty close until I can get a real alignment.

I wish I could get more out of my driverside rear but my MMR link is maxed.

The front camber difference is due to tire to fender tuck. Driverside needed more to clear.


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That is it for now.


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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1071 on: January 31, 2021, 10:44:10 AM »
Been waiting for someone to try these subframe collars, interested to hear what you think. With the prices of JDM parts I wonder if one could have a machine shop make them tor less money.

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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1072 on: February 01, 2021, 05:36:12 PM »
Did you loosen one or both of your camber link nuts, move the arm, then retighten it to pull out that extra camber? You can get almost a degree that way.
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1073 on: February 01, 2021, 09:02:56 PM »
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Did you loosen one or both of your camber link nuts, move the arm, then retighten it to pull out that extra camber? You can get almost a degree that way.



No! I had no idea this trickery existed!!



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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1074 on: February 02, 2021, 06:33:18 PM »
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Did you loosen one or both of your camber link nuts, move the arm, then retighten it to pull out that extra camber? You can get almost a degree that way.



No! I had no idea this trickery existed!!

Yea the subframe and trailing arm holes have a bit of slop around the bolts.
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1075 on: April 07, 2021, 03:07:06 PM »
Little update:


 Finally got the FC out for a drive.


Power steering works flawlessly. Highly recommend Turn1's pump for the RX-7. minimal effort to make a turn and it isn't twitchy at highway speeds.


The new Falken's are STICKY. They still need a little more mileage to be completely broken in but they GRIP! I get a little rear wiggle in 1st but no slippage. 2nd-3rd pull hard with no traction issues what so ever.  My diff is going to hate me haha!


As for noticing a difference with the Spoon Rigid collars, I could tell a there was a noticeable change.
The car feels "like new"....going over road imperfections or harsh bumps/dips the chassis doesn't flex as much and the suspension is definitely doing more of the work. It is pretty much like the reaction on most of the video reviews when they drive over a 2x4.


Between the PS, tires, new rack and rigid collars the end result was an obvious change for the better.


Happy with the results.


Alignment will be done soon though I have to say my "eyeball" method is pretty damn straight and drives nice.

Oh, I also installed a new radiator panel...old Corksport CF unit was cracked

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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1076 on: April 07, 2021, 04:15:42 PM »
Looks fantastic, glad to hear itís behaving itself!
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1077 on: April 08, 2021, 10:39:17 AM »
So clean!  Love this build.  Any interior picts?
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Re: FC3S Murray's LS1 never ending build
« Reply #1078 on: April 08, 2021, 06:27:45 PM »
Thanks guys!


I do have interior pics floating around a couple pages back.


Also have a bunch of photos on my Instagram page. Link is below my signature picture.



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