December 31, 2008:
Decided on RX-7 with Forced Induction SBF. See this
thread for history of discussion.
January 3, 2009:
Purchased 1987 Gen II RX-7, began stripping.
Removed engine and trans, continued to strip harness and clean. Decided to make the car minimally streetable, with "show car" registration
Received Engine and Trans from joedls. Continued to clean.
Continued cleaning and stripping
Purchased pair of Avenger 195cc Heads
Received Electric fan from kdracer73
Continued cleaning and stripping. Transferred to 94cobra69ss396 for caging. Caging begun.
: Received Heads
: Ron continued Work on Cage
: Picked up Alt + Starter
: Removed stock heads, began cleaning block in prep for paint. Discovered valves in new heads won't work with current pistons.
: Ron Completed Cage
: Purchased Carburetor, checked cam, continued stripping down and cleaning engine.
: Picked up blower from Joe
: Joe dropped off oil pan. Picked up SBC Crossmember, TKO Trans Mount, DS, and MC from buddy.
: Joe acquired Scatter shield at swap meet.
: Ron completed fabricating installing modified trans cross member and fabricating motor mounts, including fitment checks
: Ron dropped off RX-Snake back my house
: Full day group effort on body prep
: joedls dropped off scatter shield and blower intake
: Death Cult Aaronmageddon began working on front bumper, I began removing sound deadening material, etc.
: Death Cult worked on Front Bumper, I continued removing harness, sound material, etc.
: DC continued with front bumper, I did msc, clean and prep, big2bird dropped off C5 radiator for trial
: DC continued with front bumper,
: Major patio and garage cleaning
: Received Renagate shifter
Worked with DC on front bumper and misc stripping cleaning
Major cleanup of work area
Pull internals from engine with Ron.
Began stripping the remnants of the sou
nd insulation with a Scotch Brite pad
DC worked on the bumper
May - August
Front and rear bumper fabrication related work, engine dissassembly and lots of tidbits
September - June:
Here and there on the front and rear bumpers, and getting the blower sorted.
We're back yo!
June 8, 10:
Front and rear bumper, body work, etc.