1993 Mazda Rx7 R1
Started on Dec. 2 by Heeley
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 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
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!