Daytona RX7

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rozrx
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by rozrx » Sat May 11, 2013 6:38 pm

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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by RamoNZ » Sat May 11, 2013 8:11 pm

So many things I like about this car.

I have the same FC seats, but notice they look different in later photos - is that just retrimmed?

Why did you go for a BW diff?- apart from the fact they are plentiful, cheap and strong. Did the old diff break?

What power is it putting out? What is the traction like?

Have you thought about going front mount cooler?

Soz for the questions! :D
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rozrx
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by rozrx » Sun May 12, 2013 2:25 pm

Hi Ramon thanks for the compliments.

I had a single dark grey fc seat and couldn't find a suitable pair so swapped someone for the pair of blue ones for one
Grey seat. I like the Grey one better but I'm going to get the interior upholstery done anyway so it's all good.

About the diff it was a s1 stocky single spinner and it held up pretty good with the 13b turbo but started dual spinning and making some weird noises. I had a Holden VL Turbo diff sitting around and they are known to be super strong and able to handle some big Hp. So I got it shortened and what ever else with 4:11 mini spool and the diff has been great. Converted to LSD recently and now it's even nicer to drive, not so harsh when just cruising around.

Don't have a Hp number as yet, been happy just to keep it on low boost and keep it more reliable. By the seat of the pants and how it goes against mates cars, I'd say close to 280-300hp maybe. It still manages to spin the big tyres if you punch it hard but hooks up and just goes. I got some 285-40-15's going on soon to replace the 295's.
Got some engine mods in mind and have a list of goodies that I want then it go on dyno and get into some serious shit.

I got a water2air intercooler that's been made up from the stocky s5 cooler, I'll eventualy give that a go and see how it works before going a front mount. I want to keep it super responsive .

Got some photos coming of battery in boot and alloy boot install. Bonnet will be converted soon to have a S5 bonnet scoop to assist the cooler .

Hope that answers a few of your questions .

Cheers Allan.

Here's a airbrush artwork of my car a friend did.
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by rozrx » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:05 am

just been enjoying the car and taking it to cruises and shows. Getting a S5 bonnet scoop moulded onto a bonnet so will have a new look soon.

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re japi
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by re japi » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:32 am

Car looks awesome. I really love that color :)

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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by myatt1972 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:48 pm

Stunning car !
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chc
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by chc » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:48 pm

and how cool are those wheels despite being steelies - awesome h[b[
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by ian65 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:13 pm

gorgeous car h[b[
Nice photos too.... and the picture your mate did!
How long did the car take from start to finish..... there's obviously some serious work gone into it..... awesome.
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rozrx
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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by rozrx » Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:54 am

took me close to 6 years to get it where it is today. I found it hard to just devote my time solely on the rx7.
I had holidays, work trips, time devoted to my 4wd build, motorbike adv trips, baby being born, moving house, in those 6 years so I don't think I did to badly, felt like it took forever though.

now I'm planning on taking out the motor for an inspection and freshen up of the seals etc, Motor was built in 1999 so its pretty old but the km's its done would be pretty low, guessing easily under 5000km's.

Have just recently caught up with the person that had built my motor back in 99 and I think I might ask him if he can do it again. He has suggested that I need some tuff motor to go with the looks of the car, he hinted at doing a semi pp turbo -turbo-

Allan

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Re: Daytona RX7

Post by rozrx » Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:17 am

playing with fire
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new bonnet installed. :D
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