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  • #31
    Spun a bearing in the Stealth again. Guess I'm going to have to figure out how to get it rebuilt in 30 days :/. Or end up finding a car to codrive

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    • #32
      Things are looking up. I found a donor car with a good engine. Time to tear apart two cars and slap one together in a weeks time.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Pete View Post
        Charles, the '81 is mostly completed. There is a 6 port 13B with a Dell'Orto carb in the engine bay and everything is buttoned up. There are three main problems with its progress:

        The fuel tank is full of crud. I have run about 20 gallons of gasoline in it since I got it, 5 gallons at a time, and it still keeps coming out a sickly evil-smelling dark red goo after a few months.
        I NEED to focus on getting my '84 ready for this season, and the logistics of making the Watts linkage work with the Ford 9" rear is kicking my ass.
        Third, two of the '81s tires are currently holding up my RX-3, which had been sitting in a barn since 1979 and two of its tires refused to hold air.

        Also, I have an RX-3, which I see as a Miata sized car with more headroom and less width, so slaloms should be faster. It will eventually replace my '84, but I want to win MR nationally with it first.
        So this is happening.

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        I also acquired a "freshly rebuilt" 12A from an IT7 racer. (IT7 requires a completely stock 12A) I say "freshly" because it has never been fully assembled, let alone run, yet the date Sharpied on the top of the engine was a few months into Bill Clinton's second term. But it was stored well.

        My quandary is whether to keep with my idea of making it a fun street driver that I can run in PR, or if I go limit-of-the-rules in PR but also drive it on the street. The difference is about 50lb and 15hp. Not sure any of that makes a difference, given that my last foray with the now barely 200hp black car had me setting fastest time of my heat, and 2.x seconds away from fastest time overall.
        '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
        '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
        '06 S60R #588
        '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

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        • #34


          300hp and grip and a rear weight bias means we carry a tire a lot.

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          The '81 is soooo sweet handling, too.

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          Last edited by Pete; 09-15-2021, 08:54 PM.
          '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
          '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
          '06 S60R #588
          '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

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          • #35
            I have a project that I'm working on for the 2022 season. It needs a lot of work but it should be fun for the wife and me.

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            • #36


              Thrashing for Nationals
              '84 RX-7 #9 Mod Rear
              '81 RX-7 #74 Prepared Rear
              '06 S60R #588
              '86 Quantum Syncro #34 Mod AWD

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