1984 Mazda RX-7

Started on Feb. 24, 2009, 11:53 a.m.

1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE with a Tender Blue exterior and Grey Interior

Engine:

  • 13B Streetported by Pettit Racing
  • RX-8 Rotating Assembly and FD rotor housings courtesy of Mazdaspeed
  • Racing Beat Streetport Exhaust System
  • AEM Filter

Driveline:

  • Racing Beat 9lb Aluminum Flywheel
  • ACT 6 Puck Clutch
  • Stock GSL-SE limited slip differential with 4.083 final drive ratio

Suspension:

  • Front RE-Speed Coilovers with Tokico Illuminas
  • Rear RE-Speed Springs and Adjusters with Tokico Illuminas
  • Energy Suspension Bushings Front

Brakes:

  • Stock Front and Rear with Hawk HP Plus Pads Front

I owned an identical 1985 GSL-SE in high-school which died at the hands of a friend who put it a curb. Hard. Hard enough to bend the subframe and misalign the body panels.

I bought after deciding that nothing else would fill the void and took it from an almost stock car to its current state. I has been through two paint jobs under my care after I mistakenly let my younger brother park it under a Jeep, fortunately the damage was minor.

This spring it the engine tune will be sorted out by the guys at www.diyautotune.com when they install a Megasquirt on it at the the Mitty. The car is used for auto-x, hpde events, regular driving duties and will hopefully be competing in some time trial type events.

A special thanks goes out to:

  • Everyone at MazdaSpeed
  • Racing Beat
  • Cameron at Pettit Racing
  • Billy at RE-Speed
  • Jerry at DIYAutoTune
  • Paul at Mazmart

1984 Mazda RX-7 Specs

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Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Japan
Original price: $15095
Purchase price:$2600
0-60 time:7.9 seconds
Displacement:1308cc
Stock horsepower:135 bhp
Torque:135 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Rotary-2
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:MacPherson strut front (front)
live axle (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4X114.3
Body width:65.7 in.
Curb weight:2415 lbs.
Wheelbase:95.3 in.
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1984 Mazda RX-7 Specs

Body type:Coupe
Country of origin:Japan
Original price: $15095
Purchase price:$2600
0-60 time:7.9 seconds
Displacement:1308cc
Stock horsepower:135 bhp
Torque:135 lb.-ft
Engine configuration:Rotary-2
Transmission:5-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Rear-wheel drive
Suspension:MacPherson strut front (front)
live axle (rear)
Brakes:disc/disc
Bolt pattern:4X114.3
Body width:65.7 in.
Curb weight:2415 lbs.
Wheelbase:95.3 in.

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