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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    Quote Originally Posted by rmodys View Post
    I've never even seen one of those before, awesome! You've gotta keep us updated with various mods and whatnot.
    Wow! I guess I forgot that you were young but still you are in Florida there is not supposed to be rust there

    That version of RX-7 was extremely popular when new in the US, they were much more common than say Miatas are today... they were almost like Mazda3's in terms of sales, though they were always the 2-seater version.



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    I've been a bit busy with the car lately, so I haven't been back here in a few days.

    I have cleaned the outside now, the body is really good. The inside is less great. It used to be all burgundy inside, but the previous owner replaced the dash and painted it black. The paint had started to come off badly. I removed the whole bottom part of the dash and console and resprayed it, but I could not get the top off. I am going to have to settle for a dashmat (yuck).

    I went down to watch a motorkhana event in it on Sunday. It goes really well for a 30 year old car. I know it goes against the race car image, but I am going to hook the aircon back up this weekend - it just needs the belt put back on.

    There are no oil leaks although as typical for rotaries, it uses a bit of water and oil.

    My house is at the bottom of a 10km mountain road (Mountain Highway between The Basin and Sassafrass) - I did it twice on Saturday just for fun.

    My Commodore is at the mechanics at the moment trying to work out why it wont run on LPG, so I am driving the Mazda to work. It is a bad car - it encourages you to drive faster than the rest of the traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul8488 View Post
    Wait a minute... you have a wife and kids... I have neither... you have a 1982 2+2 sports car... I have a big comfy 1985 5-seat hatchback... wanna trade?
    You mean the Citroen ? Um no thanks

    The Commodore Wagon is still my daily car, this is strictly a toy, although it is my only transport until the Commodore is back on the road.
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    So, it's basically what was sold in North America as a GSL-SE, I think, but without the fuel injection.

    My Mom had one when I was in high school. About 135 hp, if memory serves in a car less than 2500 lbs. It was very quick for the day (less than 8 seconds 0 - 60, high 15s in the quarter) and just amongst the more fun-to-drive cars I've ever driven.

    RX-7's of this vintage love to throttle oversteer, but it's remarkably easy to control, so their very, very 'chuckable'.

    I'd love to one again one day -- it was actually a lot more fun to drive (if less refined) than the 1990 RX-7 that replaced it in my family.
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    Some bad pics.
    I just painted the valance body colour. The paint match is pretty bad - I may change it back to black.

    The inside looks heaps better.








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    Hmm... aircon that just needs the belt put on? Sounds more like the thing ran out of gas from a leak or at worst compressor that seized Been there done that...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Smaart Aas Saabr View Post
    Hmm... aircon that just needs the belt put on? Sounds more like the thing ran out of gas from a leak or at worst compressor that seized Been there done that...
    Normally I would suspect something similar, but I have known the lady I bought it off for years, and regularly talked about the car. She often asked me for advice.
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    Tonight I fixed the door lock. Up until now, if you locked the door, you had to climb in through the hatch to unlock it. The barrel had siezed so I took the barrel from the passenger door and swapped it for the drivers door.
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    Looks like some cheap fun isszy. I have always liked the RX7's. There's a local guy who has his for sale and it has a LS1 stuffed in it with a Cobra IRS out back.
    http://www.stlsr.com/forums/showthread.php?t=132941

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    $1000 was a steal. She hasn't got another by chance has she?
    My brother in law had one then traded it in on another same colour and all. I really liked them and especially the couple I saw that had been made in to convertibles.

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    Sadly Smart Aas Saabr was right - no gas in the aircon.

    It's staying a 13B but I have a mate who is keen on tweaking it a bit.

    I took my 7 year old son down to a friends factory and sat him on my knee to have a drive. He has not stopped nagging me since to go again.

    My first khanacross is on 21st March - I will report back then.
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    Re: Isszy's New Toy - Mazda RX7 - Now With PICS !!

    Quote Originally Posted by isszy View Post
    Sadly Smart Aas Saabr was right - no gas in the aircon.

    It's staying a 13B but I have a mate who is keen on tweaking it a bit.

    I took my 7 year old son down to a friends factory and sat him on my knee to have a drive. He has not stopped nagging me since to go again.

    My first khanacross is on 21st March - I will report back then.
    I am hoping that wasn't on the road.
    Anyway where the khanacross?

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    No - in the factory carpark.
    Khanacross is at Pakenham.
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