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1st generation RX-7's / Re: stunning Elford on parade at JDM 2018...
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:06:07 AM »
Nice  :great:

1st generation RX-7's / Re : Another Boosted thread FB time...
« on: June 04, 2018, 10:38:05 AM »
Strange like an rx8 pz...which is missing the pz bits...was there an official fb rx7 twr? Like rx8 pz...does it say pz on a logbook though?..i dont know...its special thats all that matters..

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No. never an official twr FB. There is so much incorrect info out there in various databases. Even the DVLA get it wrong. If you have a late registered FB (1986), it will most likely be recorded as a RX7 2 (as in Gen2). Then unsuspecting newbie rotary owner orders parts based on the registration plate info!

1st generation RX-7's / Re: Another Boosted thread FB time....
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:46:16 PM »
No choke at all and running at 1500rpm...albeit with blow at header end..
 suspect vacuum leaks fair few pipes crudly plugged around air cleaner and carb...its loud...brap brap brap. Theres no flange at either header end or start of centre sections and prior clamps real tight that has ovalised, absolute pig to get the new reducer pipe on and the headers back on the studs...will need a bit more work possibly a flexi..

Vac leaks won't cause fast idle but will cause rough idle.  get the motor warm then turn the idle speed dpwn to about 900 rpm. Turn the mixture screw until the motor almost dies then rotate back 3/4 turn. That's a baseline then you can fine tune it back to around 750 rpm when you've cleaned the carb and chased any vac leaks.

As for exhaust, a lot of aftermarket header systems were slip on joints and clamps. I think Doulble S did a system with flanges IIRC. In fact, if you contact Double S, they will still supply you with that system today.

1st generation RX-7's / Re: Another Boosted thread FB time....
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:38:20 PM »
Hot start assist mate asked what is was..."ive no idea but its fun was my answer" now i know reading in the manual...

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Another device which is not really needed as it's more emissions related. A lot of them become inoperarative anyway due to shorting out. They are wired in an odd way to the starter solenoid.

Still, if yours is working then leave it alone until it dies a natural death.

1st generation RX-7's / Re: Another Boosted thread FB time....
« on: May 13, 2018, 07:07:29 PM »
..rx8 slave inards atmo...]

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If you are re using that old gasket, make sure that the header completely covers the two small emissions ports at the bottom otherwise you will never get the header to seal.
Ideally, order the gasket with no emissions port holes then you will get complete coverage. Not sure of the part number but available from RockAuto.

1st generation RX-7's / Re: Another Boosted thread FB time....
« on: May 13, 2018, 06:42:08 PM »
Quite normal for S3 with headers. Mine will brap away happily when it's on choke.

Are you using choke in that vid or just the idle speed turned up?  Either way, it's running very rich.

Keep the header if it's still useable because it has already freed up a few horsepowers. and ditch all of the emissions stuff. That entire rats nest can go. The only vac hoses you need are the two for vac advance on the distributor.

The car will run fine without all the emissions rubbish so long as you plug all the vac sources.

And speaking of emissions, the MOT inspection manual (Section 7.3 Exhaust Emissions) states .' ....Wankel rotary engined vehicles first used before 1st Aug 1987 are to be considesed first used before 1st Aug 1975' which means subject to visual test only when it comes around to MOT time.

1st generation RX-7's / Re: Another Boosted thread FB time....
« on: May 10, 2018, 06:37:54 PM »
Where the wheels on s3 diamond cut originally? 4 x114.3 pcd

Some countries had them diamond cut. A lot of work to keep them looking good though. Most had them treated and sealed.  Diamond cut looks good though.

S3 pcd is 4x114.3


Clive & Lisa

1st generation RX-7's / Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
« on: November 18, 2017, 11:24:58 PM »
YAY  :)

Old school Mazda's / Re: RX3 coupe at Simply Japanese, Beaulieu
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:07:42 PM »
There's some decent work has gone into that. those flared arches, all steel!  Jaw dropping as you say Clive   :13:

Old school Mazda's / RX3 coupe at Simply Japanese, Beaulieu
« on: July 30, 2017, 06:47:22 PM »
I had every intention of taking a lot of pics but got slightly distracted   :oops:   I had just papped a Mitsubishi Sapporo and then went all peculiar having been confronted by this   :love4:

Just sitting under a tree, minding it's own business and being largely ignored!

Which was good for me

Dish baby   :)   

Willwood anchors for the front

Old Skool headlamp mods   8-)

Started life with a 10a heart

Now has 12a turbo and gearbox from a HB Cosmo

Teleported over to our shared stand and an appreciative audience

The owner has a really interesting background, having worked at Elford Engineering, served a Mazda apprenticeship and worked alongside a certain Tim White.

Events Calendar / Re: Mazda day - Who's going when?
« on: May 10, 2017, 12:23:53 AM »
Clive -  Sunday PM
Casey - Sunday PM
Clarky - Sunday PM
Rote8 - Sunday PM
Kevint - Saturday PM
Linas - Sunday PM
Hobbawobba - Sunday PM
KiwiDave - Sunday PM
John- Saturday AM
KiwiDave - Saturday AM

Old school Mazda's / Re: My NZ 808
« on: November 10, 2016, 09:55:25 PM »
What a cool thread! As soon as I read Leadfoot Festival, I knew who your uncle is. That Phillips RX-3 is such an icon. I met Rod at Goodwood a few years back and told him it was the second time we had met, The first time was when he was still rallying that RX-3. He was my inspiration and my first car (a few years later) was a RX-3 coupe.

Really digging your car ... 13x7 hotwires and savanna front.  Kiwi as.   Hopfully, some of us can hook up for meets and maybe do the pilgrimage to Ausberg

Andy Tappenden is highly recommended by me. He's worked on my FB for the past three years   :)

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