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Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« on: July 14, 2015, 06:17:37 PM »

 
A few weeks ago I was having BC coilovers fitted on my FC by Dwayne at Silver Fern Performance. While I was collecting the car, we got talking about his plans for the yellow FB sat in the corner of the workshop. So to cut a long story short, I am now the proud owner of another RX7, this one being a  FB series 3 in Ferrari Yellow.
 
My initial plan is to create a road legal track car with a view to progressing towards Time Attach when funds and ability allow.
 
So phase one of the plan is to get the car mobile and road worthy. It currently needs an engine (Original went bang), new seats (I can’t get my backside in to the once currently fitted) and new rims and tyres. (one of the wheels is damaged)
 
The car originally had a 12a installed. So I’m going to replace like for like with an enhancement of a half Bridgeport.
 
So that is where I am at, will let you know how things progress, especially with the engine .
 
 


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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 06:18:55 PM »
Nice! I miss my yellow FB

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 07:12:37 PM »
Hi mate lovely find! could i suggest a 231 renny for in there? very easy to source and prob work out cheaper than trying to find a 12A. plus power for future track shenigans!  :)
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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 08:16:30 PM »
Thanks for the advice very much appreciated. I have been considering a 13b, but kinda felt that a 12 was right for the car. However I agree with you, the extra power would be welcome. Nice problem to have I guess

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 08:27:58 PM »
ive been considering this myself tbh....just need the car  lol! dont need aftermarket ecu just a stripped down 1 from a rx8.

purist i agree should have a 12 but as it does not have 1 blank canvass...only issue is whether 6 speed box will fit in the tunnel.
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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 08:52:45 PM »
Awesome looking Fb! :)

Yes, it would be nice to put 12a on her but reality is that they are getting rare. I would not dare use 12a on it, if Im planning to track that car. :/

 I would put low power renesis with carbs or itb and with 6 speed box.  Im sure that 6 speed will fit on tunnel...
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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 09:48:14 PM »
Fantastic, I love FB's, and this one looks great. Keep us updated on progress  :)
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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2015, 08:23:20 PM »

 
A few weeks ago I was having BC coilovers fitted on my FC by Dwayne at Silver Fern Performance. While I was collecting the car, we got talking about his plans for the yellow FB sat in the corner of the workshop. So to cut a long story short, I am now the proud owner of another RX7, this one being a  FB series 3 in Ferrari Yellow.
 
My initial plan is to create a road legal track car with a view to progressing towards Time Attach when funds and ability allow.
 
So phase one of the plan is to get the car mobile and road worthy. It currently needs an engine (Original went bang), new seats (I can’t get my backside in to the once currently fitted) and new rims and tyres. (one of the wheels is damaged)
 
The car originally had a 12a installed. So I’m going to replace like for like with an enhancement of a half Bridgeport.
 
So that is where I am at, will let you know how things progress, especially with the engine .
 
 


   hi m8   I have a 12a engine that I took apart  to check the condition of & its in very good condition for age with no flaking of the chrome or scoring on the housings which is the most common problem on 12a`s now & they don't make 12a housings anymore so its quite rare to find good usable 12a housings these days  plus mine has the rare low compression rotors!  CHEERS   mick 07894 707535

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2015, 09:33:40 AM »
Thanks for the heads up Mick but I think Dwayne who is building the engine has already sourced everything needed. But I will double check with him tomorrow.
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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2015, 11:11:44 AM »
hi m8 no probs!   I also have for sale is a TWR front bumper  £150,   std  1985 fb wheels £58 & other parts  cheers mick  07894 707535

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2015, 11:29:37 AM »
also have a set of bbs wheels £100 that were on my fb  but they need painting as the paint is  peeling  all parts collected cheers mick

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2015, 11:41:46 AM »
Interested in the wheels, what size are they? Looking for 15s. Any chance you can send some pics. To chris.jones11963@btinternet.com thanks

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2015, 12:10:18 PM »
Think the stud pattern is 4x114

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2015, 10:17:20 PM »
hi m8 I have a pair of aussie style non electric mirrors for sale  £68 + post  cheers mick

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Re: Ferrari Yellow Rx7 FB Series 3 1985
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2015, 07:31:53 PM »
Are they the ones which bolt on to the wings half way down?