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driving the RX3 again after 18 years

Old 09-23-12, 08:19 AM
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BC driving the RX3 again after 18 years

6 years into the build I'm driving the RX3 until I strip it down for body and paint.

Every bolt has been off and everything was rebuilt or replaced before reasembled.

12a 1/2 bridge with moded nikki, long runners to 3 inch over the axel. Stock 4 speed with rx7 LSD and rear brakes. 4 piston caliper brakes up front. Interior all stock. All new bushings, shocks, etc.

Just a blast to be driving it around again.

Total strip down planned this fall for body and paint. Concidered a color change to blue (sprayed the engine bay), but I'm going to stay with the flare yellow (right now still the original factory paint).
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It is really nice to see another old school rotary hitting the streets in B.C. My rx4 has gone through a similar process but will not be road ready till next summer. Are you in the lower mainland area?

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Old 09-24-12, 03:30 PM
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Looks Great!!!!!
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Sweet ride, enjoy driving her. I just finished my REPU and I never thought I would enjoy driving it as much as I do. I put about 60-80 miles a week depending on the weather.
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Glad to hear you're having fun with it Ed ... when do I get my ride in it ? get me motivated for mine ! Send me a PM...
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Old 09-24-12, 08:51 PM
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Looks good . Jealous I still wont bedriving mine for another 2 years or so
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Old 12-15-12, 08:49 PM
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How's that 1/2 bridge been treating you. I miss the bridgy but the PP is sooo nice. SNK has a 51 IDA i'm going to try and get.
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Old 12-16-12, 08:01 AM
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1/2 bridge pulls hard. low end better than I had hoped for.

Exhaust is louder than than I had planned. Had a few leaks that I'll deal with and I'll put much more sound proofing in the car when she goes back together after paint.
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Originally Posted by EDSRX3 View Post
6 years into the build I'm driving the RX3 until I strip it down for body and paint.

Every bolt has been off and everything was rebuilt or replaced before reasembled.

12a 1/2 bridge with moded nikki, long runners to 3 inch over the axel. Stock 4 speed with rx7 LSD and rear brakes. 4 piston caliper brakes up front. Interior all stock. All new bushings, shocks, etc.

Just a blast to be driving it around again.

Total strip down planned this fall for body and paint. Concidered a color change to blue (sprayed the engine bay), but I'm going to stay with the flare yellow (right now still the original factory paint).
Looks nice in yellow but that blue is nice too. If you need the top door stripes I have them in white. Lmk pm.
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Old 12-15-13, 09:48 PM
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BC fresh paint

Almost ready to re-assemble
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Old 12-16-13, 07:40 AM
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Glad you went a vintage type color. Very nice!
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Old 12-17-13, 02:31 AM
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Did it right! Stripped it all the way down to give in a new color coat. Big project but it's gonna be really nice when you're done.
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more pics

body panels being checked for final fit
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Looks great !!! Will you get it home for the new year ?
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Old 12-20-13, 12:29 PM
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bringing the car home for christmas

Paint is done. last step was to oil all the hidden areas for preservation. Saw the car yesterday, oil still dripping from the treatment.

Just looking for a nice day to get it home.


Happy, Happy ED!!!!
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looking good looking good
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