Started on May 19 by Javelin

1983 Mazda RX-7 GSL


Info: Year: 1983 Make: Mazda Model: RX-7 Trim: GSL Specs: Engine: 1.1L 12A Wankel Rotary w/ 4Bbl Nikki carburetor Trans: 5-Speed Overdrive Manual Rear Axle: 3.94 w/ factory craptastic LSD Brakes: 4-Wheel Power Discs Factory Extras: Glass and metal removable sunroofs, power options (though manual steering), 4-spoke sport steering wheel, A/C. Other Extras: Older re-paint, #15 vinyls on the doors, GRM stickers! One dented/smashed door fixed with GRM sticker. Mods: Engine: Racing Beat Streetport 12A Header, custom 2.5” collector, mandrel-bent 2.5” single exhaust, Dynomax Race Bullet resonator, Summit welded race muffler, dual stainless steel tip, NGK plugs, Magnecor KV85 Competition Wires, Racing beat double pulley drive. Drivetrain: RP 75W90 in rear axle and transmission, SA driveshaft/yoke/flange with larger heavy duty Spicer u-joints, Exedy clutch kit (OEM). Brakes: Performance Friction front pads, DOT4 fluid flush. Suspension: None (yet) Tires/Wheels: 195/60/14 Falken Azenis Rt-615’s mounted on hand polished/painted “LE” mesh wheels. Other: Red suede racing buckets, black interior conversion in progress, new wiring here and there, restored battery box with custom mount and new battery. Performance: 1/4 Mile: 16.05@85, 40+ runs Autocross: 150+ runs!!! Road Course/HPDE: None (yet) History: Traded a running EFI 87 Ford 5.0 (complete with harness, etc) for it! Has 234K miles on it and I am the third owner (second owner was nephew of the first and never titled it). My dedicated competition car. Original engine and transmission, never rebuilt! Cost: Traded for the initial vehicle purchase, figure FMV of about $2500-$3000 for a similar shape GSL in my area. Less then $1500 total investment at the moment. Future: Undergoing bodywork in prep for a new paintjob. Also a black interior is going in.

Latest updates
Feb. 02
For Sale...

I hate to see old “Blinky” go, but I have to make room for the …

Nov. 15
Woot! First Regional Championship!

I won my first SCCA Solo II Regional Championship this year. I competed in 7 …

Oct. 20
I'm for sale!

My stupid owner wants to be a Porsche snob and is selling me! Please buy …

Sept. 06
That's a lot of runs!

Blinky” has 158 autocross runs on it in 2 seasons by me. And 37 by …

Aug. 16
Thanks GRM!

No real updates here other than the fact that Blinky rolled over 235,000 miles on …

June 20
Drag Racing

This is a sweet pic of drag racing the 7 at PIR last year. I …

June 19
Paint on the door

Now I just have to install the stupid thing. I think the budget will allow …

May 25

Ended up invading Packwood for a weekend to attend my first ProSolo. Now that is …

May 25
Busted clutch!

This is what happens when clutch parts are defective! The facing on the pressure plate …

April 02
Opening round of SCCA SoloII

Opening round of the Oregon Region SCCA SoloII competition was a few days ago (my …

March 21
More power!

Well it was time to upgrade some more so the heavy steel factory intake/air filter …

March 13
Re-dyeing the interior

Last update today, this will catch GRM up with my actual build thread so from …

March 13
Racing seats!

Here’s the very latest project (hasn’t even made my build thread yet!). I managed to …

March 13

My poor car had to park out in the street for a few weeks over …

March 13
At the autocross

Blinky” (so affectionately named by my girlfriend for it’s chronic headlight issues) hustling around the …

March 13
New wheels and tires!

Back in August of 08 I finally got new wheels. 1st Gen RX-7’s (79-85) have …

March 13
Long Winter...

It’s been a ridiculously long and hard winter up here in the Pacific Northwest! The …

March 13
Making progress!

Here she is with the new exhaust installed (check out that tip!) and ready to …

March 13
Racing Beat header installed

New exhaust was installed in February 2009. Racing Beat Streetport 12A header with a custom …

March 13
Build Thread

OK, well my grand plans of a real build thread on GRM failed miserably. The …

Feb. 09
Start of the build!

Well, it’s high time I made the build thread for my Rx-7. I’ve had it …

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May 20, 2008, 10:03 a.m.

Nice FB. I've got two and might end up with a third.

May 23, 2008, 6:32 p.m.

Hey thanks! I'd love to get another, but this one will do for now ;)

May 23, 2008, 6:34 p.m.

Hey thanks! I try to keep it clean. I'd love to get another (GSL-SE) someday, but this one will do for now.

June 4, 2008, 10:27 a.m.

sweet ride man! always loved the rotary cars and you don't see too many of these around!

June 5, 2008, 12:15 a.m.

It's the only running RX-7 in my town! Every once in awhile I'll see another one, but it's never the same one and always heading the other direction. Thanks for the feedback!

Feb. 14, 2009, 1:17 a.m.

like the car and the vintage enkei style wheels!!, good race number too very nice.

Aug. 7, 2009, 7:23 p.m.

Nice ride, keep up the good work, gotta spread the 1st gen love

Sept. 15, 2009, 11:09 p.m.

i want your rims!

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