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Old 01/06/2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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This past weekend, I finally got going on the RX-7 I’ve had sitting in my garage for a year and a half. It has never run so I finally got motivated to pull the engine and get working on it. The car is a 1986 GXL model RX-7. It is the first year of the FC and is the “fully loaded” model with power windows/locks, air conditioning, limited slip diff, sound deadening, etc. Yes, I know it is heavy, but I plan on making this my daily driver.

Matt (redleader) came down to DM Saturday to help me pull the engine and supply the hoist. I had pulled a few things on the engine already, so it only took us a few hours to pull the engine. I plan to start the teardown this weekend. I can’t wait to get this thing running.


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Starting to lift the engine:


Had to lift the engine up a little bit to get to the power steering and A/C bracket bolts:


Matt is going to have nightmares for a while about this carpet. Just a FYI, the GXL has a premium carpet installed that was extra thick, plus has sound deadening foam, plus some rubber attached. Needless to say, it is not very pliable and Matt fought with it for a while to get to the ECU.


The engine clear of the car:


Engine with my home made engine stand adapter bolted on. They cost $65 plus shipping to buy and I made it for free with scrap metal:


Matt is happy to see the engine finally out of the car:


I am VERY happy to see the engine finally out:


The now vacant engine bay:


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Old 01/06/2009, 09:14 AM   #2
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Your daily driver! Thats a lot of gas!

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Old 01/06/2009, 09:36 AM   #3
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Your daily driver! Thats a lot of gas!
Its just going to have a mild streetport so it shouldn't be too bad on gas. The fresh rebuild will help too. I don't expect it to be a Geo Metro. I want a daily driver that I can have some fun with.


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i have a full turbo 2 swap i will sell for the right price!

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Old 01/12/2009, 07:28 AM   #5
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i have a full turbo 2 swap i will sell for the right price!
I appreciate it, but generally speaking, turbo II's cost more than I am looking to spend. If it is more than a couple hundred bucks, I'll pass. If I keep it N/A and just port the engine out a bit while I am rebuilding, I'll still get a bit of extra power while keeping all the other benefits and creature comforts of the car. Thanks though.


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Old 01/12/2009, 06:35 PM   #6
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looks like a fun project lol


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looks like a fun project lol
The "fun" part will be when I finally get it running again. haha


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nah, the wrenching is fun too, just the driving is the big payoff...

work=fun when you got the right job!


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