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Old 05-04-13, 06:18 PM
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Shmacklepap's backyard fire ressurection + single turbo build

I figured its finally time to make a build thread. I probably should have started it years ago when I had first joined the forum and bought my FD back in early 2006.
I found the car on craigslist with heavy fire damage. The fire was caused from the infamous leaky fuel pulsation damper. The fire roasted absolutely everything in the engine bay, not much was salvageable other than the wiper motor. Here's some pics of when I first picked it up Feb. '06

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Pulled the motor and everything else out, prepped and painted the engine bay

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Found a used motor on craigslist for $700 unknown condition/mileage but decided to take the risk . Ended up having decent compression and has been in the car running healthy for over 4 years now.

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First running setup 2009 (off the top of my head):
- Greddy pulley Kit
- Custom intake hardpipes with K&N filters
- 3 Downpipe + 3 Midpipe + 3 Tanabe Touring Medallion Catback
- Petit Racing Aluminum AST
- Poor mans Non Sequential
- Emissions Removed (Block Off Plates)
- A/C Removed
- Double Throttle Removed
- Ported throttle body
- Vented Oil catch Can
- Hose Techniques Silicone Vacuum lines + Couplers
- Sard Fuel Pressure Regulator
- Greddy Elbow
- Greddy Type RS BOV
- Fast Reacting AIT Sensor
- Neo Synthetic Transmission and Diff Fluid
- Exedy Stage I Clutch (Organic Disc)
- M2 Performance Flywheel
- Automatic Counterweight
- SS Clutch Line
- Re-finished all interior plastics
- PLX Wideband
- Prosport Boost Gauge, Oil Temp, Oil Pressure
- FlyRx7 Triple Gauge Pod
- Greddy Profec B Spec II
- Greddy Turbo Timer
- Power FC and Commander
- Gotham Racing PFC holder
- Hawk HPS Pads
- Slotted Rotors
- Painted black Calipers + polished Mazda lettering
- SS Brake Lines
- GAB Adjustable Struts
- Eibach Lowering Springs
- Powerflex Differential Bushings
- 20% ceramic window tint



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Current setup 2012:
Added parts
- Defined Autoworks V-mount kit
- Relocated WestCo Battery to passenger rear bin
- HKS Twin Power mounted to cruise control bracket
- Datalogit
- Aeromotive 340
- Tial 50mm BOV
- Atomic Rex Pillow Ball Bushings
- AST Delete
- 2002 Mazdaspeed Miata Nardi Steering Wheel
- JasonS Tan Floor Mats
- Interior LEDs
- Product Innovations Shift ****
- Rotary Extreme Hood Struts
- Shineauto Mazdaspeed replica front lip
- Sakebomb fire extinguisher passenger seat mount
- Pineapple Racing "big turbo" idler pulley
- IRP Motor mounts
- Garfinkle oil pan brace

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I have pics of nearly every part I've ever installed, modified and restored, feel free to PM me questions or pics about anything.

Currently, my friends at EMSPowered are building an equal runner, twin scroll manifold for a 6766 turbo.

I'll be updating this thread often within the next couple of months showing progress and changes on the car.
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Old 05-04-13, 06:45 PM
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Good work Billy! Im too lazy to do a build thread and never did one on the FC.
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Old 05-04-13, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Turbo II FC View Post
Good work Billy! Im too lazy to do a build thread and never did one on the FC.
BIG thanks to a ton of help and parts from you, of course You were technically the one who first got it started and drove it
Nows the time to make one for the FD!
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Old 05-07-13, 08:35 PM
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Thanks Benny! Thank you Gordan! A lot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into this car over 7 years. Your FD was one of the few that's inspired me to pay attention to the small details

A little bit of plastic interior restoration is one of the best and cheapest aesthetically pleasing mods you can do

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Damn. The fuel pulsation dampener wasn't even on my to do list but now it's my top priority. Great revival.
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Can you do a how to on how you refinished your interior pieces?? Please..
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haha i forgot your car was a fire wreck.
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Old 05-11-13, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by genzer View Post
Can you do a how to on how you refinished your interior pieces?? Please..
Here's the thread that I followed when I did mine,

https://www.rx7club.com/interior-ext...ishing-810859/

How-To on removing the gauge hood/cluster. Not as easy as it looks, I ended up cracking my gauge-hood when trying to remove it, but to get the A/C control panel it must be removed. https://www.rx7club.com/attachments/...val-remove-jpg

Both "Goof-Off" or nail polish remover works great for removing the original finish. Then about 5-6 light coats of Duplicolor Black Bumper coating. It drys to the touch in just a few minutes, but takes at least 24hrs to fully cure.

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Just got my Rywire engine harness in the mail today. Ordered on the 20th, and received it the 29th. Each plug is coded on the wiring what it's for, should make install that much easier. Can't wait to take out that old brittle 20+ year old harness

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I'm interested to hear your review of the harness after you install it. I'm curious how close they got the lines, how the terminals fit etc. I'd also like to know how well have your interior plastics held up?

Nice work so far.
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Originally Posted by Fd3BOOST View Post
I'm interested to hear your review of the harness after you install it. I'm curious how close they got the lines, how the terminals fit etc. I'd also like to know how well have your interior plastics held up?

Nice work so far.
I will definitely be posting my review and opinions about it as soon as I get the chance to install it.

The car is currently still having fabrication work done, I'll post pics of how the panels have held up over the years as soon as I get it back
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i am also curious about that harness. i just made my own haltech harness (started as their flying lead kit) with all new mazda connectors. it turned out pretty nice, but not as nice as that rywire harness. he looks like he does a great job on those.

also, no firewall grommet?
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Rywire harness fits awesome on the motor. Only thing sucks is no firewall like you said but I just used my old one. Been thinking about asking to send it bak to get a quick release plug thrown on.
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Originally Posted by shmacklepap View Post
BIG thanks to a ton of help and parts from you, of course You were technically the one who first got it started and drove it
Nows the time to make one for the FD!
Turbo II is a great guy & willing to help out whenever!

Nice work so far, hope we can all cruise sometime in ATX soon.
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side note: Those 5-spoke star wheels are freaking OG lol...think I used to have some similar ULTRA wheels with less wide spokes on my 240sx that came on the shell before I got it running.
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Originally Posted by jacobcartmill View Post
i am also curious about that harness. i just made my own haltech harness (started as their flying lead kit) with all new mazda connectors. it turned out pretty nice, but not as nice as that rywire harness. he looks like he does a great job on those.

also, no firewall grommet?
Quality is top notch, I can't believe how quickly I received it from the day I ordered it. I ended up using an old firewall grommet from an old parts harness.


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Turbo II is a great guy & willing to help out whenever!

Nice work so far, hope we can all cruise sometime in ATX soon.
Lino's been a great friend as long as I've known him and owned this car, and I believe I met you in Houston during TX2K12. I'll be down for a cruise as soon as I get the car back together

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side note: Those 5-spoke star wheels are freaking OG lol...think I used to have some similar ULTRA wheels with less wide spokes on my 240sx that came on the shell before I got it running.
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Picked up a few more parts over the past few weeks

Xcessive LIM
(2) 38mm Tial MVS Wastegates
GM 3-Bar Map Sensor + Sakebomb harness/mount
Shine Auto Feed skirts and lip spoiler (Did a GB with Turbo II FC to save on shipping)

Manifold flange just came in to start the manifold fabrication

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Should be less than a few weeks until I get the car back
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That was one crispy bay. Great work in the build up. As time has progressed, its easy to see the bug biting more, as it does with most of us.

Keep up the great work
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That was one crispy bay. Great work in the build up. As time has progressed, its easy to see the bug biting more, as it does with most of us.

Keep up the great work
Thanks! I've been following your build for a very long time, its been a huge motivational push to build my car tastefully and clean.


Update:

I traded in the 38mm MVS wastegates for 44mm MVRs to eliminate any chances for low boost options whenever I decide to switch to E85.

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Completed manifold by Marc Evans: 2-1/8" ID Schedule 40, Equal length, dual wastegate, top mount, twin scroll T4. 4" downpipe, modified/relocated intercooler end tank inlet and compressor housing

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I still need to get rid of all of the stock twin solenoids, vacuum lines etc. But this is how the manifold sits on the motor with the 6766, some inspiration from silverfdturbo6port


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800th post!

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Twin open dump gates, post up a vid for us to hear it!
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Happy to see another 6766 build! Looks good!
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Happy to see another 6766 build! Looks good!
I've been incredibly slow making progress, but its getting there. Our 6766 builds are starting to look very similar!

Some updates from this month:

Stainless -3 wastegate vacuum lines



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