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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
9/17/22 5:19 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/8/22 10:11 a.m.

Franco is a ready.  The race can a begin

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/8/22 11:47 a.m.

So much for thr bumper. Again.

 

Even Dunlop SP mud tires clog with vegetation

Of course anything on the front clogs. Shredded old Black Rocket BR33s

And then suddenly, wooly bear!

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/9/22 8:53 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/16/22 1:40 p.m.

One (1) each, bottom starter twin distributor 12A, 4 speed ribcase transmission

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/16/22 3:51 p.m.

RX-3 is now gone.  Some guy named Logan who messes with Porsches and multirotor RX-7s has it now.  If anyone can make anything of it, he can.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/22/22 11:46 a.m.

We still got four out of five gears and that ain't bad!

 

Channeling my inner Latvala to finish runs without 2nd

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/22/22 1:24 p.m.

Actual in car footage

 

Fuel cut is at 10,2 and I am hitting it.  Amazingly I have only done one clutch burnout on the 1-3 shift

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/22/22 2:59 p.m.

2 seconds faster not using 2nd gear.  I will chalk this up to course degradimproving.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UberDork
10/22/22 8:35 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Me and Logan where talking about this purchase yesterday. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/22/22 11:50 p.m.

In reply to Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) :

Hopefully he doesn't hate me now smiley

Cannot find my Garmin, it is either somewhere in the Volvo or somewhere in the RX-7 and I was literally falling asleep while sitting in traffic on the way home so I ain't gonna go looking for it now.  Been an extremely long day.

But I did find my Go Pro.  Here's my second run of the day.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/23/22 9:39 a.m.
wae
wae PowerDork
10/24/22 10:19 p.m.

I don't imagine this would be at all useful?  Came up in my nightly Craigslist trolling: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/cincinnati-rx7-manual-transmission/7549605088.html

fidelity101
fidelity101 UberDork
10/25/22 12:08 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

ooooooooohhhh logan. hope to see something interesting soon then. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/26/22 6:51 p.m.

When I buy a tire I get what I paid for

Interesting second compound peeking through.

Alignment not great, not terrible.  Rear camber is eating tires, can't really do anything for it.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
10/26/22 6:58 p.m.
wae said:

I don't imagine this would be at all useful?  Came up in my nightly Craigslist trolling: https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/d/cincinnati-rx7-manual-transmission/7549605088.html

Makes no sense, you cannot use '80 trans housings in an '85 car.

 

Regardless, I can buy complete B2200 transmissions for $100 and they have the same ratios.

It is all irrelevant because the car will not be legal next year, and I have made peace with that.  SWVR may hold an event in November, if they do I won't be there, not going to thrash to get the car sort of put together, and that was my last good driveshaft.

Backing up.  When major chunks float around in the fluid, they get between the output bushing and slip yoke and destroy the slip yoke.  Which is part of the driveshaft.  It destroys the bushing, too, but replacement transmissions usually come with those smiley

When I got to Evan's, the trailer was well lubricated with transmission fluid after limping the car 118mi there.  Under certain speeds and loads you could hear and feel the yoke gyrating in the trans because of how much play had developed.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
12/1/22 6:51 p.m.

The nostalgic smell of dust burning off of long-dormant heating devices.

I didn't use this one at all last year after getting the mini torpedo.  But I used up my propane tank and kinda forgot about that, and I still have some little 1lb bottles of "camping gas" that this will also run on, and frankly it is less of a fire hazard, so until it gets super cold this will do.

Er. Until the camping gas runs out, this will do, at least.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/15/23 1:24 p.m.
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