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Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!

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Alex Staidle
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Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 26, 2014 09:32PM
Got her home from Phil thanks to Al!

stripped down and ready for all kinds of more work









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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 26, 2014 11:32PM
Another one? Is this a redo of the old one or a new shell? Either way i'm looking forward to it, I love these fun little cars!
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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 12:12AM
Another one..He don't wait around!



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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 12:21AM
What happened to the old one?
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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 10:10AM
well after engine #2 canned it (came to be bad) and having a week to move 1000 miles, i had to make a choice. and frankly the older one had the scariest cage ever, which also touched my head, before i put a helmet on. Couple that with a severly fatigued shell, i just parted the car out. Would be more effective to get another car that is safer than tow the old one anywhere.



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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 06:12PM
Good to see you working indoors this go around.
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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 07:16PM
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well after engine #2 canned it (came to be bad) and having a week to move 1000 miles, i had to make a choice. and frankly the older one had the scariest cage ever, which also touched my head, before i put a helmet on. Couple that with a severly fatigued shell, i just parted the car out. Would be more effective to get another car that is safer than tow the old one anywhere.

So will another miata engine find its way into this one or will you stick with the spinning triangles?
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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 07:32PM
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So will another miata engine find its way into this one or will you stick with the spinning triangles?

One day NASA will get smart and ban two-stroke cars as well as bikes.



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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 09:24PM
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So will another miata engine find its way into this one or will you stick with the spinning triangles?

One day NASA will get smart and ban two-stroke cars as well as bikes.

Yeah those guys with all those crutches complain so much they gotta do something.. they try all those extraneous junk that aren't needed like cams---some people even use 2 or more cams, and valves, lotsa valves and rockers and followers and turbos and Eee See Yous and their desparate attempts to beat the mighty 850 Saab. Kinda pitiful if you ax me.

(Oh what fun it would be to do a "clean sheet of paper" build with say late 70s 2 stroke knowledge.....it would be pisser!! Make it into a whopping 940cc!
They'd be sniveling then!)



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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 10:43PM
one of my favorite high-performance hoopties evr...







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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 27, 2014 11:13PM
2stroke with a centrifugal clutch!! Instant powa
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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
January 28, 2014 12:47AM
well its technically a 4 stroke that prefers the oil consumption of the 2 stroke. or something like that.

but yes, it will be rotary. Pretty has to be Group 5 since the rules for the rotary under Rally America indict i literally can not touch the engine. has to be stock including the carb or efi method. Because stupid ass restrictions for no real reasons.

so im considering a peripheral port, bridge port, or remain in Group 2 with a 13b renesis from the Rx-8



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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
February 12, 2014 07:25PM




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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
February 14, 2014 03:38PM
pics of the various things!

new OMP HTE seat.

Cut a big fucking hole in the floor pan for seat mounting reasons.

subframe is installed!

my 40mm inverted bilsteins, and T3 camber plates (hopefully they work out)















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Re: Rx-7 Rally Car v3.0!
February 14, 2014 04:02PM
Er er uhm:


That sure would be easy at this point



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