1993 Mazda Rx7 R1

Started on Dec. 2 by Heeley

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A fun toy turned long-term project. I blew up the turbos after 3 seasons of regular auto slaloms, and a number of lapping days at Mosport's Driver Development Track. Kids came along and derailed progress for all the right reasons. I'm just getting it put back together after 2 years of sitting.

BSC motorsports is a local rotary specialist. Brent Clement handled the original engine rebuild with speed & precision, and put together a strong engine that has held up to multiple seasons of abuse. I can't say enough about this guy. He's a stand-up guy that does quality work, and has become a solid friend over the years.

I'm in the process of installing a single turbo upgrade with supporting fuel & ignition mods, and a V-mount rad/intercooler setup. Here's the current mod list:

-Rebuilt engine by BSC Motorsports of Innisfil, ON.

-Apexi Power FC & commander

-Precision 5862 Journal Bearing Turbo

-Stock Primary injectors

-ID2000 secondary injectors

-Aeromotive FPR

-Aeromotive stealth 340lph fuel pump

-AN lines & fittings

-HKS Cast manifold

-Synapse Engineering 50mm Wastegate

-HKS HiPower cat-back

-Rx7store V-mount kit (modified Greddy front mount intercooler, modified Koyo rad)

-Pineapple Racing air pump delete idler pulley

-Banzai Racing Oil Pan Brace & stud kit

-IRP poly engine mounts

-ACT full face clutch & HD pressure plate

-ACT Streetlite flywheel & auto counterweight

-Battery relocation

Suspension: -Greddy Type S coilovers

-Rotary Extreme solid trailing arms & toe links

-New Mazda Pillowball bushings

-17 Enkei RPF1's,

-crappy tires until the rest of the build is complete.

After all of that... maybe a roll bar would be a wise investment.

I figure even with my 2 boys taking the majority of my time, and it being too cold to work on the car until closer to March, I should be able to finish the majority of the work by mid-spring. Things should get interesting at that point!


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Dec 2, 2013 2:30 p.m.
The engine shots are of the new single turbo mocked up with an HKS cast manifold and HKS Racing wastegate. I've since moved to a synchronic wastegate.

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