Started on Jan. 21 by PeteWW

1993 Mazda RX-7

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Sad, very sad. My tired FD has been in neglected hibernation for going on 5 years, coincident with the birth of my twin daughters. The hard work of returning it to the street was begun last month. Just about everything on the car was needing attention when I stopped driving it.

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April 11
Nothing much to add

As usual, everything has a higher priority than the RX-7. The engine has been out …

Nov. 12
inching my way...

The engine is very nearly out. The only thing holding it in now is the …

July 18
almost ready...

…to remove the engine. Since the car has been sitting for five years, it seemed …

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smog7
Nov. 12, 2009, 1:55 a.m.

even if it doesn't run, an fd rx7 in the garage is always a good thing . that thing is automotive porn

PeteWW
Nov. 16, 2009, 8:31 p.m.

Milestone reached! The engine and transmission are out! My hands-on mechanic skills have weakened from lack of exercise. It took me far longer to pull the engine (when I was able to work on it) than it should have. I made a number of dumb mistakes - nothing damaging, just things that cost time and made everything more difficult than it needed to be. Separating the engine and transmission is an example. I had forgotten how to unclip the clutch and had to separate the engine/trans by unbolting the clutch. The good news is that the engine turned freely and had no feel of rust. With holidays and whatnot through New Year's, I'm not sure when I'll be able strip the engine down to the "block." Everything needs to come off, be inspected and cleaned. I've been reading about wastegate porting and mechanical boost controllers.

dj5000000
Nov. 5, 2010, 2:34 a.m.

I'm jealous...this one has a sunroof?

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