Powar Dork
9/15/10 3:45 p.m.

Fixed that for you.

Looks nice! I've had a hankering for another RX-7 lately myself.

jrw1621 SuperDork
9/15/10 3:52 p.m.

Punishment is that you must review all 297 pages of the hotlink thread.

SilverFleet Reader
9/15/10 4:00 p.m.

Effing trianges!

Nice score! I want that and a LS1/T56 to go with it.

RexSeven Dork
9/15/10 4:03 p.m.

Congrats on the purchase! I have two FCs including an '87 GXL. Change the oil every 3,000mi, don't let it overheat, and rev the piss out of it whenever you get a chance!

mad_machine SuperDork
9/15/10 4:12 p.m.

believe it or not.. my favourite of the RX7s

dankspeed New Reader
9/15/10 4:18 p.m.

I was hoping to click on the post and see a chic in a bikini laying on a car getting hosed

Platinum90 SuperDork
9/15/10 4:52 p.m.

Damn, who took your pistons, bro?

My fave of the sevens also!

3Door4G Reader
9/15/10 6:00 p.m.

That actually had me going for a sec, until I scrolled down.

Platinum90 SuperDork
9/15/10 6:01 p.m.
3Door4G wrote: That actually had me going for a sec, until I scrolled down.

me too!

RexSeven Dork
9/15/10 6:28 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: the fan shroud is in the hatch so that needs to go back on.

Make that priority #1. Be careful as it is a PITA to put back in and you can bend fins that way.

racinginc215 wrote: the radio won't hold memory power and who cares.

86-88 RX-7s have solder joints and relays that go bad and cause electrical gremlins. Check that the brake lights, horn, and wiper and headlight switches all work normally. If you can solder, then you can fix those. I've never heard of anyone rebuilding an FC radio, though.

racer_ace Reader
9/15/10 8:29 p.m.

Enjoy! They are a blast. I love my '88 base model.

Brett_Murphy New Reader
9/15/10 9:01 p.m.

In reply to racinginc215:

The silver/blue was always my favorite color combo, and incidently the colors in the first '7 I ever owned.

Find yourself an S4 Aero kit if you can and bolt that on. Heck, I might even have most of one lying around here.

zomby woof
zomby woof Dork
9/15/10 10:04 p.m.
racinginc215 wrote: I made one of those impulse buys from craigslist. It had all the right words. Southern car, No rust, runs great, 5 speed shifts great. no rust. and it's 88. so I make the deal buy the car and find out the damn things missing it's pistons. at least I got it cheap. But it did run very well missing it's pistons.

I have a special this month on full race cams for that, I could probably knock another 10% off, if it'll make you feel any better.

TRoglodyte New Reader
9/15/10 10:44 p.m.


pilotbraden Reader
9/16/10 9:42 a.m.

You should check the valve lash.

amg_rx7 HalfDork
9/16/10 9:49 a.m.

Nice buy. Congrats.

SkinnyG Reader
9/16/10 9:55 a.m.

You should install the missing pistons ASAP. Eight of them. In a V configuration.

neon4891 SuperDork
9/16/10 10:20 a.m.

Nice score. FCs have been growing on me since my co-worker got his '88 vert back on the road.

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