Ian's S3 13b Turbo II Conversion

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ian65
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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:31 pm

Inspired by the fact that this car is running so well (for a change), I got a bit carried away today, did something I hate and gave it a polish..... which made me realise 2 things.... how much the car needs a good detailing and how much I truly hate cleaning cars.... just the glass to do now.

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1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
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1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by myatt1972 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:44 pm

Looking good th:
Keith...

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by A7RXY » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:46 pm

And I've polished mine too much and there's no paint left in places ...... :D

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:06 pm

yet another RX7 driving season over... getting ready to tuck it away for its winter hibernation.
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: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by DKWW2000 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:09 pm

How is the engine swap progressing?
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:21 pm

It's definitely the time of year to put it away! Damn sudden drop in temperature :shock: Haha

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:32 pm

DKWW2000 wrote:How is the engine swap progressing?
was drilling and tapping the waterpump housing to take the new coolant temperature sensor...

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nearly done and ready to refit...

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then...


Here's another nice mess I've gotten myself into...



2 weeks ago my daughters car dropped an exhaust valve on the motorway which smashed a piston, trashed the head, seized the crank and basically trashed the engine...

What's left of the piston...

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which means that this thing has jumped the queue and is stuck in my garage for the next few months while I find and fit a new engine :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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So the RX7 will be put away for the winter, I will still carry on with adding sensors etc to the TII engine and building the Megasquirt but I need to get this Mini fixed and out of the way..... I hate working on modern cars and I've got zero interest in these Minis :( :( :(
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: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ROTARY_ADDICT-1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:00 pm

you have a very nice and clean car lam h[b[

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Re: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:05 pm

ROTARY_ADDICT-1 wrote:you have a very nice and clean car lam h[b[
thanks Frank, it's a tidy car... should be a fast one too when I finally finish my TII engine conversion.
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: 1986 Series 3 Elford Turbo

Post by ROTARY_ADDICT-1 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:22 pm

ian65 wrote:
ROTARY_ADDICT-1 wrote:you have a very nice and clean car lam h[b[
thanks Frank, it's a tidy car... should be a fast one too when I finally finish my TII engine conversion.

your welcome lan
and yeah I'm sure it will be fast too are you leaving it all stock or what are your plans for it ? and are you doing the conversion now ? any update pics ?

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