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Cars by Model Type => 2nd generation RX-7's => Topic started by: lennycarloff on June 16, 2019, 10:53:00 PM

Title: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on June 16, 2019, 10:53:00 PM
After four years off the road I am finally ot around to putting my black fc TII back together, I popped the engine on a track day at croft. So today I found a few hours to get the freshly rebuilt engine back in the car. Still a lot to do differential to sort out and get back in the car, electric water pump to fit and relocate the alternator. Here's a pic with the engine in, I had a little help off my girlfriend, she was on the hoist doing a fine job.

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: Jamie R on June 17, 2019, 07:31:40 AM
Looks nice that.

4 years? Wow, I'd be climbing the walls !

Good luck with the rest of the finishing off
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on June 17, 2019, 08:33:15 AM
As you will know, Really pleased to see this picture  :great:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: re japi on June 17, 2019, 09:25:35 AM
Four years? Cant be! You mean your track beast?

Anyhoo, nice to see you around here again. I wondered where did yoy go

Btw, remembering back at Holland, you said take a spin with your Beast. I should have done that

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on June 17, 2019, 02:21:39 PM
I haven't been without a rotary,  I have an RX8 and the track monster fc, but the track car is going through some changes itself its been completely rewired, had all the body work sorted and been repainted, and a new ECU,  I will post some pics when I get it back together.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: C J R on June 19, 2019, 01:08:45 PM
Hi Jim,
Great to see you making progress.  :sign0098:

I'll try pop round for a cuppa (when it stops raining)
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: re japi on June 19, 2019, 03:39:50 PM
Havent seen you around here in ages either Chris

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2019, 05:08:50 PM
Yeah Chris what you been upto? If asked Clive in the past and he said youve got a TVR?

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on June 19, 2019, 10:30:51 PM
How you doing Chris, how's the TVR getting on.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: C J R on June 20, 2019, 12:32:21 PM
Hi Jim,
I'm ok thanks. Great to hear your making progress. Have a look in the introduce yourself section, I've put a few pictures on the TVR in.

Are you still track day in ?
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on August 24, 2019, 09:14:35 AM
After a few teething problems my fc lives and she got an MOT yesterday so I need to put some miles on and then get booked in for a tune, I have some little things to sort  but it drives alright, one of my first jobs is to give her a wash.
 :great:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on August 24, 2019, 09:28:29 AM
Most Excellent News Jim  :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: TiddlesRX7 on October 11, 2019, 09:05:56 AM
Nice one Jim. Do you fancy coming round and getting mine ready fro the road again once you are done?

P.S. 4 years is nothing I think mine is nearer 6 years!
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on October 11, 2019, 02:47:13 PM
Mine still needs some bits doing, I am fairly sure my manifold has some little cracks in it, so getting a better one and get it ceramic coated. Then in for a tune. And a full respray needed. But it so good to be back on the road. What does yours need to get back on the road.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on April 27, 2020, 11:18:32 PM
Well with the lock down I've had a bit of time to work on my car's. With my black rx7 up and running waiting for a tune. I've had chance to have a look at my rx7 race car, after a year or so and a lot of hassle with the ECU I finally got it started, so after finishing off a few bits I can get it in for tune, it's been so much grief and hassle I am made up.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: Casey on April 28, 2020, 12:04:08 AM
 :sign0098: it's a been a while Jim, but great to hear you've had some time to get your cars sorted at last   :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: rote8 on April 28, 2020, 09:25:25 AM
Good to see this lockdown is producing some results and anabling you to get both cars in order :sign0098:. Was always a pleasure to see you at track days. Keep up the good work and hopefully you will get some track time toward the end of the year. :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on April 28, 2020, 11:18:57 AM
Well with the lock down I've had a bit of time to work on my car's. With my black rx7 up and running waiting for a tune. I've had chance to have a look at my rx7 race car, after a year or so and a lot of hassle with the ECU I finally got it started, so after finishing off a few bits I can get it in for tune, it's been so much grief and hassle I am made up.

 :bravo_2: Good to hear from you, keep in touch  :great:.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on October 13, 2020, 03:44:38 PM
Well my car has come on a bit, it now drives lovely thanks to pip, although I fear he was right and it needs more power, my fault as it only has a mild tune. But I will probably get it booked back in with him when I get it back from the paint shop, I got a delivery from Japan of  new window seals, front and back and doors and new wiper arms this week. So hopefully I'll be able to post up a few shinny photos soon.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2020, 03:51:23 PM
Oh goody. Cant wait. Amazing the difference seals and wipers arms make to overall appearance.

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on October 13, 2020, 06:04:55 PM
The biggest difference was to the bank balance. ???
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: Casey on October 13, 2020, 08:26:35 PM
Looking forward to some pictures Jim.

....of the car, not you   ;);D
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on October 13, 2020, 08:31:09 PM
Jim , I can't beleive you went for a mild tune  :00123101:  Pleased it drives nice though  ;)
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: re japi on October 15, 2020, 06:56:40 AM
Yep, waiting some pics too

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on October 15, 2020, 01:50:43 PM
I know what a wuss I am, but I was thinking that I had the track car for big power, it makes you smile when the boost kicks in but it doesn't make you giggle likes school girl, so needs more :13:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on December 29, 2020, 06:56:22 PM
A little update of my car, I have been down to the paint shop today to check out how it's coming on. It's been quite a long process, the shop has done a full strip down and replaced any rust with metal, stone chipped the under side and any metal from the crash bars to the inside of the wings. The car is spread over three bays all painted up waiting to be flattened. Then he can put it back together. It has to be said he's making a amazing job of it. I can't wait to get it back and get some photos up.
 :13:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on December 29, 2020, 08:27:51 PM
Excellent news, so its going to be quick AND pretty then  :great: 
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on January 23, 2021, 01:26:55 PM
I have just got back in the snow with my car and I am very pleased with the outcome. I have a couple of photos from the body shops Facebook page for hi you, I take some myself when I've had chance to give it's wheels and inside a clean.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: clive on January 23, 2021, 02:34:00 PM
Real nice Jim, pleased to see it looking so good   :great:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: Casey on January 23, 2021, 02:57:47 PM
Looking really good in those pics Jim  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2021, 01:10:12 AM
Very nice indeed.

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on January 24, 2021, 08:31:00 PM
I didn't realize how much metal work the body shop had done. There was a lot than these.
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: lennycarloff on January 24, 2021, 08:33:40 PM
But all sorted now
Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: Jamie R on January 24, 2021, 08:47:16 PM
I have just got back in the snow with my car and I am very pleased with the outcome. I have a couple of photos from the body shops Facebook page for hi you, I take some myself when I've had chance to give it's wheels and inside a clean.
Very nice n straight


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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2021, 12:37:02 AM
Ive recently bought and used some cavity wax on my mx5. Real easy to use...got it along length of cills. Might be worth getting some in their now for piece of mind.

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Title: Re: Jim's fc rebirth
Post by: re japi on January 26, 2021, 11:29:54 AM
Looks awesome

Much metal work

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