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Old 06-12-12, 03:49 PM
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73 rx2 turbo build

I dont know if you guys remember one of my older threads where i was building a white rx2 coupe,well i sold it to my brother and he is doing full resto on it.here is a pic of what it look like when sold to him

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The car is now at the body shop getting painted.we are going to run a 13b cosmos engine,turbo II transmission,t-66 turbonetics turbo,haltech Sprint re ecu just to name a few for now.its going to be a few months before we get the car back but in the meantime we are getting the seats reupholstered and taking engine apart to get ported and ready to go.here are some pics of it leaving to the body shop.

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Old 06-12-12, 04:03 PM
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Nice! I remember seeing an album from this build some time ago. Good luck with the build. Hows the yellow Rx2 and the REPU coming??
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Old 06-12-12, 04:07 PM
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The yellow rx2 is getting a s4 hybrid turbo and a new tial wastegate,also fabbing up a better turbo manifold now that my welding skills got better lol.also modifying the turbo II lower intake manifold so it bolts up directly to the block without using a spacer.the repu is next once i am done with yellow car.I will update those threads soon.
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Is the white duece staying white?
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Old 06-13-12, 12:26 AM
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Is the white duece staying white?
I wanted it to stay white but he decided on aston Martin tuxton grey like this one.

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Old 06-19-12, 01:26 PM
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Staying in the Mazda color palette would be nice, but that Aston grey is pretty sexy too!! Can't wait to see it at the local meets.
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Old 06-19-12, 04:51 PM
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This is what he has for front brakes
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We are going to run ssr reverse mesh,16x8 in rear and 16x7 fronts.I will take picture of those tomorrow.they were fully redone,powder coated black and polished.
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please dont make this into a drag car setup!!!
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Do those big vented brake rotors look like we are trying to save weight for drag purposes lol... I mentioned earlier post about interior being reupholstered that would have been the dead giveaway of it being fully streetable.as a matter of fact we are putting in heater and a/c to keep comfortable while cruising.
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Dang Dave... that's a nice front brake set up, will that fit the stock RX2 spindle without any mods?
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Dang Dave... that's a nice front brake set up, will that fit the stock RX2 spindle without any mods?
Yes it will,was made rx2 specific.only problem is we have to use 16" wheels,smaller wheels will hit calipers depending on the clearance they have.
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You guys gonna redrill some BBS?...that **** is so classic. I remember seeing it on Authority's 3 and they looked great
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Originally Posted by turbo_dave View Post
Yes it will,was made rx2 specific.only problem is we have to use 16" wheels,smaller wheels will hit calipers depending on the clearance they have.
Nice, where did you source them from? is a local shop?
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You guys gonna redrill some BBS?...that **** is so classic. I remember seeing it on Authority's 3 and they looked great
No redrilling,its going 5 lug.
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Nice, where did you source them from? is a local shop?
The racing store in florida.
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Here are some pics of the wheels.
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Here are pics of the full car harness.
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And engine management.
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hello there! what type of brakes are those and where did you get them, they
look business for an old school ride, also very reliable, i say that because i want
to do that type of conversion to my 74 rx4, great project!
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hello there! what type of brakes are those and where did you get them, they
look business for an old school ride, also very reliable, i say that because i want
to do that type of conversion to my 74 rx4, great project!
Call Tony at the racing store. http://www.theracingstore.com/ He will set u up with the brake kit. Tell him freddyrx3 sent u.
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Those old school SSR meshies are bad ***! That's going to look tuff on the duece!
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Any progress? How's the build going?
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Car is still at the body shop and will be for a few more months.
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