1 2
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/2/21 6:23 p.m.

As some of you may already know I bought surfshibby's RX7 after this year's challenge.

I was finally able to break away from work this week and pick up.

It was nice talking with Jonathan and I had a hard time resisting the urge to buy his turbo miata cart.

Loading the car was uneventful and we left to meet up with a guy selling a set of Integra Type R wheels for my friend Chris.

With wheels and rx7 secured we headed back to Jacksonville.

Got back in time to load the car into the garage before it got dark.

 

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
12/2/21 7:57 p.m.

Excited to follow along with this build!!

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
12/2/21 8:03 p.m.

Cool! Hoping to see this at an event in 2022.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/2/21 8:43 p.m.
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) said:

Cool! Hoping to see this at an event in 2022.

Me too.  I need to get the motor in so I can start testing it.

Speaking of engines.  The plan is to put the LT1 and T56 from the trailerparkcet in. 

Trailerparkcet build

This will be great on two levels.  First it will get the engine and transmission out of my garage where it has resided since I pulled it to put it in my old S10.  And second it will make for a potential challenge contender with a 100 ish shot of nitrous.

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/2/21 9:43 p.m.

I'm in, where is this headed DB13d ....Stampsonmouse.......Patrick???   those rims ROCK!!!

 

 

Go_Gators (Forum Supporter)
Go_Gators (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
12/3/21 6:49 a.m.

looks like youre getting serious!

 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
12/3/21 7:56 a.m.

My 86 Lt1 RX7 ran an 11.1 on a 125 shot for reference. 

iansane
iansane HalfDork
12/3/21 10:43 a.m.

I'm glad to see this car getting continued. It was cool to see it come together originally and I'm excited to see what you create with it. 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/4/21 1:27 p.m.

I decided to take some pictures to document my starting point.

 

dyintorace
dyintorace PowerDork
12/4/21 2:29 p.m.

Hell of a good starting place!

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/4/21 2:55 p.m.

A little elbow grease, some degreaser and a pressure wash later it was time to touch up the engine bay.  I finished the passenger side with a half empty can of krypton.  I will grab another can tomorrow to hit the drivers side.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/5/21 4:03 p.m.

jfryjfry
jfryjfry SuperDork
12/5/21 7:05 p.m.

Looks waaaaaay better.  Great investment of time and money!

Run_Away
Run_Away Dork
12/5/21 7:17 p.m.

Excellent starting point. What does it have for suspension?

 

What happed to the S10 that it's no longer getting the LT1?

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/5/21 7:39 p.m.
Run_Away said:

Excellent starting point. What does it have for suspension?

 

What happed to the S10 that it's no longer getting the LT1?

It has k sport coilovers.

I sold the S10 two years ago.  The guy who bought it was supposedly swapping in a ls1 and a t56.  I haven't heard from him, hopefully things are going well with it.  He was super excited about the truck.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
12/5/21 8:14 p.m.
jfryjfry said:

Looks waaaaaay better.  Great investment of time and money!

I agree!  So far I am 1.5 cans of spray paint in at $5.89 a can.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/18/21 3:45 p.m.

So this happened!

Still need to move the motor back about an inch, and I need to come up with a better alternator location but its in with plenty of clearance.

I was able to use a set of S10 350 mounts that i had laying around the garage. I need to adjust the transmission mount a little but nothing the welder can't rectify.  Overall a successful days work.

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman SuperDork
12/20/21 9:06 a.m.

How does the shifter line up to the stock location? 

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/20/21 9:33 a.m.

Close enough. 

I still need to finish up the tranny mount, and scoot the motor back a little.  Hopefully this week I will get a chance to fiddle with it some more.  I will grab a picture once its fully mounted in the car.

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/20/21 4:59 p.m.

What's in store for headers........uh......er..........how are you mig/tig skills? Too bad Angry Corvair is so far away......he pretty dang could at tube noodling.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/20/21 6:51 p.m.

I ordered a set off of ebay for the princely sum of $115.76.  They are meant for a 3rd gen camaro.

Conveniently i own a 1987 iroc that could use a set of headers so if they don't fit i can re-purpose them.

The headers are for round port small blocks and the LT1 has D ports but given the budget friendly options I figured it was worth a shot.

If they don't work I will explore some other options.  They should be here Wednesday afternoon.  Fingers crossed...

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/20/21 7:22 p.m.

Hey what were the HP/TQ #'s on this bullet when it first came out (way glad to see a SBC being used instead of the plugnplay LS) ?  BTW down with this power train build out for sure.

pimpm3 (Forum Supporter)
pimpm3 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/20/21 7:53 p.m.

275 hp 325 tq.  It weighs about the same as an iron block ls motor.  

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
12/20/21 9:16 p.m.

excellent......sitting here  quietly be safe..............Merry Christmas!!!

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/21/21 12:38 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Not sure I want to be known as a "tube noodler" but I appreciate the compliment nonetheless. laugh

1 2
Our Preferred Partners
WbOiQ1WBdZBDg87Uq2SaNBkVkIiixHntk3tLrM9aiJ6ekUZLBdPj1NMVoMHNkmH3