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New FC owner from Essex
« on: August 02, 2017, 06:34:42 PM »
Hello
Some of you might know me from the RX8OC as I'm an ex RX8 owner
Won an EGI FC on eBay this past weekend for a pittance
Bought it with out going to see it so there may be tears before bedtime.
Just arranging to get it delivered as there's no MOT and its in Wales

Anyways here's a few pics


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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 07:37:26 PM »
 :welcome: to the MRC Gary  ;)

Keep us posted on progress, hopefully tears of joy and not sadness when you get to have a good look at her condition  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 08:44:14 PM »
The car is going straight to Aston for a once over, compression test and MOT

Thats one call I'll be taking sitting down lol

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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 10:10:18 PM »
Hopefully all goes well and you'll be enjoying the car before too long.

As said, keep us posted!

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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2017, 09:27:24 PM »
Went to see the car tonight over at Essex Rotary and its actually much better than we expected. Bodywork is tired but its not too bad, a few patches of rust on the arches, but should be treatable without the need for new panels.
Interior is very good with factory A/C, and the US spec automatic seat belts are entertaining.

Enginewise, no leaks or rattles and runs smoothly so I think we're on to a winner :)
There's a little bit of welding to do on the underside from what we can see, but Aston is doing a full inspection tomorrow.

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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 12:09:21 AM »
Couple of videos :)
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105K miles and believed not to be rebuilt

Fun with seatbelts
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Re: New FC owner from Essex
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2017, 08:05:34 PM »
Had a day with Aston going through what needs to be done.
Quite a bit of welding to the underside, more than originally anticipated but not so bad as to be terminal

Compression results are in:-

Front Rotor
First Chamber [588] : 766.87
Second Chamber [588] : 757.53
Third Chamber [588] : 794.51
Chambers Difference [<150] : 36.98

Back Rotor
First Chamber [588] : 714.63
Second Chamber [588] : 697.36
Third Chamber [588] : 687.1
Chambers Difference [<150] : 27.53

Mazda minimum specs for the RX-7 FC EGI engine are 588kPa @ 250rpm

We did find a dodgy lead so It will be getting a new set of hand made bespoke Essex Rotary 10mm leads along with some nice new platinum plugs