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Old 10-17-18, 11:00 PM
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My never ending project FD

Hi, I bought my 1993 Mazda RX7 R1 83k miles 4 years ago as a project car. It was pretty much stock with couple upgrades and decent body. I spend around $12k for it. Before I bought my FD I was looking to get old 1993-95 Porsche 911 but I did not want spend $60k so I decided to get something different and less expensive like RX7.

My idea was to keep my FD original as possible. After a lot of research I decided to go single turbo, upgrade intercooler, fuel system, ECU, Sparco seats and professional paint. After I taught I have everything done I blow my Apexi seals. Now my engine is getting fixed by Elite Rotory shop with couple upgrades like Haltech elite ECU. I should have my car next couple weeks. I will post more pictures then . Here is couple recent picture before I blow my engine

When I bought it 4 years ago

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Welcome to the board.

I have to agree that the prices on those 964s have gotten way out of hand, but at this point I guess all there is to do is either accept it or do what you did, and move on. They are beautiful cars though - and not backdated!

Sorry to hear about your engine. I hope to see more of your Rx-7 when it's back on the road and making you happy.
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Great tag if your a blackhawks fan! I still have a blackhawks Belfour Jersey from when he was there in the 90s

car art looks nice, let us know how it’s running in a few weeks after the work is done.
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I wished I had bought a 993 turbo before the price jump around 5 years ago. I remember looking at 993 turbos in perfect condition with low mileage they were selling in the mid to upper 60K range. I kept putting off buying one and now they are more than double that price in the same condition now. Looking back now I completely see why they shot up in value and they should have went up in value much earlier than they did.
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May I ask why you went to single turbo? Seems like a lot of FD owners are doing that..

Is it because of safety reasons? I have heard and seen how sketchy it looks when the second turbo kicks in at around a sharp turn..
Or is it for reliability reasons?

I heard the sequential turbo makes the car feel like a motorcycle to drive (MrRegular haha), which sounds like that kickass.
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What would you differently if you were looking to purchase an FD today?
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I remember quickly looking at 993 turbo prices back in 2007 and thought why pay 50k for a 10+ year Porsche if I can get a new corvette for the same price, definitely regret that decision lol
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By the way, beautiful rx7
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Welcome to the club!! Keep us update don how the engine rebuild goes!
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