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BRD RX-7
11-11-2014, 09:35 PM,
#1
BRD RX-7
So I finally have some time to start updating everyone on what is going on with the old CC2 now called the BRD racing RX7. (Bad Red Dog)

Well the car is now happily in my garage.
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It has been washed since then so it is a good bit cleaner. I also borrowed some scales and was able to weigh a bunch of parts. The car was 1710 as it was.
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The engine was only 424lbs which is less than I was expecting. Each header with the cat was 30lbs and the intake, alternator, and other items was another 40ish. I am hoping for everything to be about 2400 with everything installed.

I was able to find a T5 but it took some driving to get it. It is in good shape though.
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I recently did the thermostat and water pump, and I got in the flywheel and clutch parts to mount it all together. I just need to order the bolts for the flywheel and clutch.
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The plan is for this to be my track car sometime next year. I have decided that instead of merging the 2 wire harnesses I am just going to wire up a megasquirt which will help save weight and I am pretty sure I can get it running quicker that way. I am hoping in the spring to be able to autocross it with the engine in, but the stock suspension and tires just to see how it does. I work on it frequently so I should have updates often.
97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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11-12-2014, 12:47 PM,
#2
RE: BRD RX-7
I never realized how light those old RX-7s were holy cow. Good to see CC2 found a loving home that'll put her back together.
"You're safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track"
-Mario Andretti

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11-12-2014, 09:32 PM,
#3
RE: BRD RX-7
Well that was without the motor trans and driveshaft, but yea they are light.
97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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11-22-2014, 09:34 PM,
#4
RE: BRD RX-7
Stripping the car is making some good progress. It is amazing how much is behind the dash and I have no idea how mazda put it together to begin with.

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97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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12-07-2014, 05:03 PM,
#5
RE: BRD RX-7
Boom

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97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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12-25-2014, 08:16 PM,
#6
RE: BRD RX-7
We we are getting there. I am hoping the engine should be in the car by the end of next week. Cleaned the engine bay though. Looks great.

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97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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12-26-2014, 05:02 PM,
#7
RE: BRD RX-7
Well made some more progress this week. Fixed the threads on the one starter bolt, put the short shifter in the transmission, put the bell housing back on, and put in the new throwout bearing so we are good to go there. For the engine the new rear main seal is in, as well as the pilot bearing. The oil pan is off and unfortunatly I was sent the wrong gasket for it so I will have to wait until I get the new one before the pan can go back and then the flywheel, clutch, and put the trans on. I did get the smog plugs for the smog system installed though. Oh and the block off for the speedometer cable in the transmission.

Once I get the oil pan gasket in I am also going to redo the valve cover gaskets, and put some oil on the valves since they are probably pretty dry. Then the engine and transmission can go into the car since I have the transmission mount as well. After that the car is going to sit for a bit. There are a few small things I need to do, but the megasquirt and the fuel cell are going to have to wait for my tax return.
97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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01-03-2015, 04:11 PM,
#8
RE: BRD RX-7
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97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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01-05-2015, 06:12 PM,
#9
RE: BRD RX-7
shiny red valve covers...


disgusting lower intake.

looks good! Tongue can't wait to drive it
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tylerz@clemsonscc.org
http://www.blueleafweb.com/
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01-06-2015, 08:21 AM,
#10
RE: BRD RX-7
Is that a straight 8??
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01-06-2015, 06:20 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-06-2015, 06:20 PM by zps2004.)
#11
RE: BRD RX-7
On the older fords the intake manifold has the 8 runners in line then it splits them off. This shows it better.

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97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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01-08-2015, 07:48 AM,
#12
RE: BRD RX-7
specs on the 302?

roller cam?

year?

h.o?

megasquirt?
1996 Thunderbird
2012 5.0

2010 Chevy Silverado.
2006 350z Track.
1987 Porsche 944S.
1994 Geo Prizm.

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01-08-2015, 02:26 PM,
#13
RE: BRD RX-7
1990 crown civ 150hp

it will have a MS when it is running.
97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
Reply
01-10-2015, 06:12 PM,
#14
RE: BRD RX-7
stock heads and intake? seems like a lot of work for 150hp Tongue
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tylerz@clemsonscc.org
http://www.blueleafweb.com/
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01-10-2015, 07:43 PM,
#15
RE: BRD RX-7
stock heads, I am going to get headers and probably going to get an upper intake and throttle body from a HO. This is just to get it running. I have a long term plan, but there is a low of other stuff to do like suspension and safety stuff as well. That power will come later.
97 Miata - "Off the shelf" suspension, DIYPNP megasquirt, BOOOOOOST!!
Mazda 2 -FTW!!
FB RX-7's gonna have a V8
04 IS300 Manual LSD
http://www.DDMWorks.com
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