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Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« on: May 25, 2017, 07:51:29 PM »
Hello everyone.

Bought this rx7 about a month ago, its been sat for 8 years and will hopefully be on the road again soon.( Currently at rx motors having a bit of work done)

Heres some pics of when i got it home.



















Basicly we got the car home and it wouldnt start.  we did take the plugs out and put some atf fluid in the engine and rotate it ,just incase. we then found out the fuel pump was seized so we replaced that and it sounded like it wanted to run so then we put a set of new spark plugs in and she fired straight up.

It wouldnt run past half throttle so ive had the car taken to tim at rx motors so he can work some magic on it and get the car road worthy.

Ive bought a front mount intercooler so far and also some metal door handles as i snapped the drivers handle off trying to open the car.

Tims done a compression test on the car and average 6.4 front and 6.7 rear.
The car has only covered 30k from new.

Love the look if the rx7 and cant wait to actually drive it.

Thanks for looking .


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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 01:06:31 AM »
 :welcome: to the MRC. Loving that you are putting another one of these (ever rarer) cars back on the road. I'm sure Tim can sort it. Keep us posted on progress  :13:
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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 06:56:29 AM »
Welcome to Mrc. Looks very nice , your friend told me the price you paid and you got a bargain there! Im often over Radstock getting V power so hopefully see you soon...dont see many around here!

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2017, 07:22:27 AM »
Thanks guys , yeah tim is a good man, he rang me the other day and told me hes dropped the engine out of the car to replace some gaskets that were missing ect, glad its getting sorted, i just want it back now haha.

Yeah i didnt pay much for it boosted still cant believe ive got one. Just needs some new wheels when i get it back.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 04:01:13 PM »
Hello everyone.

Bought this rx7 about a month ago, its been sat for 8 years and will hopefully be on the road again soon.( Currently at rx motors having a bit of work done)

Heres some pics of when i got it home.



















Basicly we got the car home and it wouldnt start.  we did take the plugs out and put some atf fluid in the engine and rotate it ,just incase. we then found out the fuel pump was seized so we replaced that and it sounded like it wanted to run so then we put a set of new spark plugs in and she fired straight up.

It wouldnt run past half throttle so ive had the car taken to tim at rx motors so he can work some magic on it and get the car road worthy.

Ive bought a front mount intercooler so far and also some metal door handles as i snapped the drivers handle off trying to open the car.

Tims done a compression test on the car and average 6.4 front and 6.7 rear.
The car has only covered 30k from new.

Love the look if the rx7 and cant wait to actually drive it.

Thanks for looking .
Welcome to the club. You don't see many sevens these days so it's nice to see someone else keeping another one on the road.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 05:58:24 PM »
Yeah must admit i didnt want to buy a fixer upper but this one was so cheap i could factor in a rebuild and itd still be cheaper then  some rolling shells on ebay,
When my 350z sells il push more money into this car to make it back to its former glory.

Also the car came on ohlins coilovers, hks intercooler pipes, apexi dump valve, turbo timer, boost gauge on the steering surround,  parallel turbos, knight sports mapped ecu, knight sports dials. massive exhaust from the front to the back(unknown make).

Thanks for looking .

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 06:24:40 PM »
Ohlins nice and very expensive new!

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2017, 06:33:17 PM »
I was surprised they wound up so easily specially after 8 years of sitting aswell.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 07:29:54 PM »
Lol. I wasn't planning on a "fixer up" either but she had different plans !

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2017, 05:19:45 PM »
Tim fitted a new ecu to the car as the old one made the fan come on all the time, also the cars going in for the mot tomorrow so fingers crossed,


Il be on the look out for an apexi ecu as soon as ive drove the car a bit :)

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2017, 11:42:07 PM »
How did the MOT go?
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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 08:17:26 AM »
Ive not had any news on the mot yet, but i am going to see the car tomorrow or drop some parts off for it , so if its done il drive it home hopefully :).

I know the cars in good hands , i just wanna drive it now haha.


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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 10:10:58 PM »





Cars back big thanks to rx motors motd and alot of jobs done.

She drives so well but there is a couple of problems,

The fuel gauge didnt work so i fixed it and it only goes up to quater of a tank which was better then empty i suppose lol!

The car will struggle to idle when its warm when u get to a junction and sometimes will cut out.

When u boost itl go from 3-4k then nothing itl just pull back and then u get no boost at all.


Definately love driving this car and the looks u get while driving too is great.

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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2017, 06:53:53 AM »
cool,

1. boost issues can be a pain to sort, i ve studied the drawings and diagrams and read loads am im still not 100% sure i know how it all works..lol

it will be something simple but as there some much stuff associated with the control can be confusing...have you got a boost gauge, first thing you need and then see what psi your generating and report back?

2. Fuel gauge...seem like the sender float is hanging up? did you remove the pump carrier and sender? worth pulling out and moving manually but be gentle as tight fit.

ill be over Shell sometime this week for fuel lol! x4 seesion at Combe sat need some 99...
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Re: Tjp8 rx7 build thread
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 06:57:51 AM »
posting a couple of piccys for ref.


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