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Old 06-14-18, 04:22 PM
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My name is Jake and I am thrilled to be coming back. I was born in 1986 and I remember very vividly when my older brother showed me a Road & Track debut of the FD3S. The rotary engine grabbed my attention at a young age and did not let go. Surrounded by a family full of muscle car and German sports car fanatics I was kind of the odd one out. I also had many great memories of playing Need for Speed on the Panasonic 3DO and whooping my brothers *** in his Lamborghini Diablo with my yellow R1. The RX7 was the most under powered car in that game but it still dominated! In high school I had gotten into a couple of fights and ditched one too many times. This landed me into a home school format for the rest of my sophomore year and most of Jr year I was in a half day schedule. This allowed me to get a job at Sears and Subway to save up money. In the spring of 2003 I had purchased a 1993 MB Touring model with 58,000 miles for about $14,000. I was pretty darn stoked and of the small handful of fast cars at my school mine was definitely the sexiest.

When I got the car I did not know what to look out for. I was young and so excited and fell in love with the color that I just said lets do it. Shortly after buying it I learned that it was not boosting properly. I dumped some money into basic repairs for coolant and oil leaks. I had new vacuum lines installed and a few other small diagnostic things to get her running clean. Bolt ons at this point included HKS intake, HKS downpipe, Apexi N1 exhaust, as well as greddy profec boost controller and turbo timer. Work was done by R&R Rotary in Upland/Montclair. After all of that was done I learned the exhaust manifold had a nasty crack in it and my car became a blue smoke cannon. My mom was remarried by my senior year in 2004 to a former professional sprint car racer. He crashed and was in a coma, while under my mothers care she got him responding while talking to him. They fell for each other and shortly after they got married and I had a recovering race car driver in my home. He moved his tools in to our place and I began total dissasembly with some friends to fix the exhaust manifold and bolt in some new BnR turbos (again I was very novice at this point and had not done squat to the motor). While my mom was at work one day some old flame contacted my step dad and she convinced him to leave my mom (he was still very much recovering mentally). He took his tools and I had a seven in pieces in my garage. I graduated in 2004 and was playing in a band, and a professional video game team for Halo 2. I had a sponsor from monster energy drink and a lan center in California to play Halo 2 on a team of four for two years. That took up a bunch of my time, and I eventually had to quit the band. The car was taken apart in 2006 when my step dad for less than a year bolted. I was in school at Musicians institute in Hollywood for recording engineering and with everything going on the 7 sat unregistered for years while I finished school and moved away to be with a girl in Colorado in 2008.

I sold the Seven for pennies basically as the finish had been worn after being moved into the sun all the time. There were all sorts of creatures living in the engine bay I am sure. And the cost to repair and register it after sitting for so long was going to cost a fortune. Also right after moving to Colorado I found out we were having our first of three children. That dad guilt kind of set in and part of me said "well I do not need a two seater sports car anymore" and I took the easy way out and just sold it. It has eaten away at me for too long and now I am actively searching for a new FD. I was thinking of doing an RX-8 since I have three kids and I could load them all in the car for some rotary fun. But I need to do me now... I am very rusty and need to just surf the forums a bit to get reacquainted with some things but there is no other car I would rather have. I have a couple basic questions that I will post in the NOOB question section first and then I will search for what I need after. I am so happy to have made this mental decision to come back to the rotary camp. If anyone knows of any Montego Blue FD's on the market do not hesitate to share. Otherwise I am eyeballing a low mileage 93 silver touring from another member here in Colorado and Sunday might be the day.

Sorry for the horrible photos. They are photos from a disposable camera that I took a photo of with my cell phone. Next time I will just scan them. =D

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Nice brother it looks great ! And welcome back
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