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spriteracer Reader
8/4/12 6:03 p.m.

It's time for someone else to take on this project. I bought this car from this forum 6 years ago and have not done a whole lot with it. Built on an early 1979 ('78 build date) no-sunroof straight non-rusted tub (the lightest tub of any of the first-gen cars) that was completely stripped of all undercoating, interior, and sound-deadening.

Fiberglass widebody kit


New windshield

The engine has the following modifications:

13b bridgeport with a Weber 48IDA carb on a racingbeat intake

Full racingbeat dual exhaust with stainless muffler. (it's loud)

New starter from a later model (I don't remember the year but it's the lightest starter made)

Braided steel lines from the fuel cell to the carb. The car had two fuel pumps when I got it (one at the tank and one close to the carb) I took the one out under the hood and connected the fuel regulator to the carb with regular fuel line but I have the braided lines.

RCI fuel cell

New holley fuel pump (it's been on the car 5 years, but hardly used)

The suspension is all new, with over $3600 spent on suspension parts including:


Adjustable Tokico Illumina shocks/struts

Camber plates

New ball joints, bushings, rod ends etc.

Front suspension lowering kit

Panhard rod

Sway bars

Hawk race brake pads, fresh brake fluid

Moroso 1/2" wheel studs

225/45-15 Victoracers

5 Speed

'85 GSL SE disc brake rearend with Torsen diff (like new)

15" x 9" Revolutions

Braided stainless brake, fuel, and oil lines throughout

KIrkey aluminum seat and 5 point harness

Big tach and some other guages.

What does this car need? The 13b smokes after it warms up so I'm guessing it needs oil control rings. The roll bar in the car is a piece of garbage and needs to come out or have a competent cage builder look at it and finish it. All that is in the car is a hoop at this time. The passenger side front fiberglass is needs some attention. Slight surface rust on bottom of doors and underside.

I'm asking $2000.00 and it's located in Kenner, LA near the New Orleans airport. Reply to: deathvalleydiehard AT yahoo.com

Link to photo album

Some pictures:

Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/4/12 8:35 p.m.

Wow I need that like a hole in the head. that would be one seriously fun 7.

ST_ZX2 HalfDork
8/4/12 8:39 p.m.

Must. Resist.

Mazdax605 Dork
8/4/12 9:33 p.m.

What's the VIN and production date? I have a 78 build date car as well, and love the early cars more than any other. I want to build a race car as well. Why do you have to be so far away? I imagine it wouldn't be a car you could drive long distance.

corytate Dork
8/4/12 10:13 p.m.

you wanna trade that for my z car AND my soul?

JtspellS HalfDork
8/4/12 10:18 p.m.

You want a SAAB with a slush box

Drool even as is, good luck with the sale!

Caleb New Reader
8/5/12 10:05 a.m.

This with a v8 swap would be bad ass, to bad your on the other side of the country and i'm broke at the moment but GLWS

spriteracer Reader
8/6/12 9:27 a.m.

Thanks for the trade offers but I have too many projects as it is. I had planned on swapping in a 5.0 and T-5 but lost the ambition to finish this project. I am willing to take offers or make a package deal with the trailer I have listed on here. By the way, it does run and is fast as hell. It just smokes on full throttle after it warms up.

spriteracer Reader
3/22/13 9:42 p.m.

I lowered the price on my own personal albatross... $1000 takes it.The 15" Revolutions are worth half of that alone. I don't want to part it out because I'm extremely lazy. Come get it. do with it as you will, just don't tell me about it later...

Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/22/13 9:53 p.m.

first born??? geez challenge car brilliance right there!!!

Mazdax605 Dork
3/23/13 12:01 a.m.

Does it run well enough to get on a shippers trailer?

cutter67 HalfDork
3/23/13 10:11 a.m.

I sent you email

SyntheticBlinkerFluid UberDork
3/23/13 10:02 p.m.

Man, I hate my life. I love this.

spriteracer Reader
3/26/13 8:31 p.m.

Mazdax605: To be honest, I have not started it in over a year. With a little ATF, starter fluid, 2 cycle oil, gas, new battery, and a couple of hours; yes it will run to get on a trailer. I bet this car does not weigh more than 1700 pounds so pushing and use of a come-along it will go on a trailer.

Cutter67: I will call you tomorrow.

All others: This would go nicely with it: Winston's 5.0 & T-5 just 4 hours away from the RX7

spriteracer Reader
11/1/13 8:13 a.m.

Come get it today for $1000.00. I want this thing gone.

Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/1/13 8:28 a.m.

1600 miles round trip.

Do you have a title for it? How quickly do you need it moved.

nocones GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/1/13 8:34 a.m.

Did this used to be White?

If so I'm 90% certain I know a previous owner.

btp76 Reader
11/1/13 8:57 a.m.

It would go remarkably well with this. Eight hours away, and the family likes New Orleans. PMing for phone number...

DukeOfUndersteer UltimaDork
11/1/13 10:29 a.m.

My life is genuinely not complete by not owning this

WillrunifChased New Reader
11/1/13 3:01 p.m.

If you got it running I would pick it up on my way to the challenge and run it.

Knurled UberDork
11/1/13 4:34 p.m.

I'm probably going to have $2000 into rebuilding my FB, I should just buy this and open up the flares enough for rally tires to fit.

aussiesmg MegaDork
11/1/13 7:51 p.m.

Thank God you are too far away, or this would be at the Compound now

Spinout007 GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
11/1/13 8:15 p.m.

Soo much want! and I've even got an excuse to goto New Orleans first week of Dec... ugh.. someone wanna buy my teg so I can torture myself with magic spinning triangles?

btp76 Reader
11/1/13 9:16 p.m.

Sent a PM, but in case you didn't get it, call me at 469 eight seven seven C A R S.

petegossett GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/1/13 10:51 p.m.
nocones wrote: Did this used to be White? If so I'm 90% certain I know a previous owner.

I was thinking the same thing...

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