C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

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ian65
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C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:58 pm

My UK market series 3 RX7 FB
Sunbeam silver
Built: 1985
1st registered: 27.03.1986
52,000 miles
12a Elford Turbo engine running stock boost, TII oil cooler, MR2 twin E-fans.
Fully polybushed susp., LSD rear end
Aus spec aero mirrors
Black leather Turbo II front seats






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1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by myatt1972 » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:28 pm

Looking good, I like the number plate !
Keith...

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by spoddy » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:40 pm

car looks well ian. the number plate position looked a bit strange to me at first. for some reason it makes the lights look like they sit out more lol.
but it looks good, is re-positioning it to be more streamline?

i put a new number plate on the front of my mx3, makes a world of difference.

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by spirit r » Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:39 am

It´s nice to see you have fun with your car after hard work. I can see the end silencer is OEM. That´s not good for turbo. You need free flow exhaust system.
Little work to adjust the headlight cover in the winter. I know good weather is always driving driving driving....... s(c) good rare RX-7 Turbo
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:20 am

spirit r wrote:It´s nice to see you have fun with your car after hard work. I can see the end silencer is OEM. That´s not good for turbo. You need free flow exhaust system.
Little work to adjust the headlight cover in the winter. I know good weather is always driving driving driving....... s(c) good rare RX-7 Turbo
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That's good that you thought it was a OEM rear silencer Thomas, that was what I wanted people to think! It is actually a stainless performance silencer which is much lighter and free flowing than the factory back box but I've cut the tail pipes back slightly and then sleeved them with the OEM tailpipe trims to make it look like a factory back box..... I like that look from the back.
I'll adjust the light covers and front bumper during the winter.... as you say, now's the time for driving :D -turbo-
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by spirit r » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:49 am

ian65 wrote:That's good that you thought it was a OEM rear silencer Thomas
our little prankster! How freaky! W(p

What´s happen here?
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:27 pm

spirit r wrote:
What´s happened here?
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storage scuff... the car was stored for 20 years so has got a few scuffs and dints on it from the storage that need sorting out.
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:55 pm

spirit r wrote:
ian65 wrote:That's good that you thought it was a OEM rear silencer Thomas
our little prankster! How freaky! W(p

What´s happen here?
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You have good eyes, Thomas! I didn't notice that at all haha. Nice pictures though aye, Ian. Where were these taken at?

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:59 pm

most of them were taken on a country estate near our village and the last few where taken in the entrance to the driveway to Shugborough Hall which is a stately home/tourist attraction a couple of miles up the road.
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by spoddy » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:05 am

remember guys ian re-foamed the bumper and it needs time to compress down, so will be a little off unless he removes it and shaves off a little of the foam
then reattach the front bumper.

car looks great in the pics. i love the wheels, do series 3 wheels come like that or could you get different types, ie chrome or ordinary silver?

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