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    1. Geriatric Member ATL_Av8r's Avatar
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      03-05-2005 11:40 AM #1
      I knew I'd get the damn itch. Sister of a friend of mine who I thought would NEVER sell her car, decided to sell!! 1982 RX7 GSL same owner (who I know) since ~1990. New paint about 3 years ago, new engine about 2 years ago, tranny rebuilt ~1.5 years ago. She wants all of $1000 for it For having put $8000 into it over the past 3 years, I consider it a deal. All it really needs is new carpets and maybe seats. I have some ideas for what I want to do to it engine and suspension-wise, but I'm curious to see what you guys would do. 13b carb swap? Chevy smallblock swap?
      My first car was an 81 RX7 GSL, so this is definitely a throwback to my high school days. I've wanted another since mine died, but could never justify buying one that I didn't know if it was beat on or not.
      Pic for views....mine is silver
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    3. 03-05-2005 12:41 PM #2
      looks good
      just to give you and idea of what it can do with a V8, here is a video of a local RX7-V8
      http://www.quebecundergroundra...D.wmv

    4. 03-05-2005 12:44 PM #3
      Awesome man, welcome back to the 7 club.

    5. 03-05-2005 12:55 PM #4
      I don't think the 1st Gen RX7 takes a SBC very easily but a turbo installation would be fairly easy - grab the stuff from a Turbo II (avoid the fire starter parts).
      I like RX7s - they make awesome brake pads

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      03-06-2005 12:07 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by mgyip »
      I don't think the 1st Gen RX7 takes a SBC very easily but a turbo installation would be fairly easy - grab the stuff from a Turbo II (avoid the fire starter parts).
      I like RX7s - they make awesome brake pads

      Seen the SBC in an FB. ALso seen blown 4.3 Chevy V6s with good results. Also hear Turbo I engines (never sent to the states) can be found if you know where to look....oh, the possibilities
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      03-06-2005 01:16 AM #6
      nice deal you got there... I'd do a 5.0/T5 swap on it, seems like the best motor for that car.

    8. 03-06-2005 01:27 AM #7
      if you ever go track racing with it, contact
      Jim Susko
      (419) 423-3884
      He's builds the RX race cars and designs completely original geometry for them...amazing man
      http://www.gforceengineering.net/



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      03-06-2005 02:32 AM #8
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r »
      but I'm curious to see what you guys would do. 13b carb swap? Chevy smallblock swap?


      You know you want to...

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      03-06-2005 09:45 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Akira714 »

      You know you want to...

      how hard are those to procure? And are there carb options for them?
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    11. 03-06-2005 12:00 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by ATL_Av8r »
      how hard are those to procure? And are there carb options for them?

      Walk away from the keyboard
      The 20b is way out of the question unless you're prepared to drop 15 plus.

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