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Old 01-21-12, 02:38 PM
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4g63 fd

I picked up a 1993 Red R1 back in June without a motor. I have been slowly been making progress over the last few months and am in the process of getting it ready for a complete color change to Carbon Grey Metallic. I will be running a built 4G63 with a PTE6262 and should easily make 550-600whp on straight pump gas. I will be using an AEM v2 box for an ECU. The traction control and boost by gear should help put the power to the ground. I am keeping the RX7 trans + rear end. I will also have power steering and A/C. I am building it to be a fun street car. Here are some pics of the progress so far:

Mock up motor installed:



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6 bolt DSM flywheel machined for Exedy Triple Disc:



Custom FMIC:



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Car primed and ready for paint:

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Old 01-21-12, 02:48 PM
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D50/mighty max tranny or a bell housing adapter? Looks like it'll be fun
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Wow, seems very thorough and way interesting! Definitely want to see how this unfolds
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Old 01-21-12, 03:25 PM
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D50/mighty max tranny or a bell housing adapter? Looks like it'll be fun
Im running a B2600 bellhousing. I originally was going to put a wideblock 4g63 in it but since they are hard to find and I had three or four narrowblocks lying around I decided to go with the narrowblock and an adapterplate. I also didn't like the way the wideblock sat at an angle when bolted to the bellhousing so I stood it straight up with the adapter plate.
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Valve cover, intake manifold, and other small items are at the powder coater now. I just picked up some missing interior plastics from Fritz yesterday so there are only a few small items left and the interior will be complete. Once the car is painted I will be going they the stock main harness, cleaning it up, and re-looming it the best I can.
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Old 01-21-12, 04:10 PM
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Nice!!!. Pics of the shifter hole please? I am very very very interested in the turbo manifold setup. It looks like it sucks the turbo close enough to the block to fit in a Colt. Any dimesions, solidoworks ect. of the mani?
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Nice!!!. Pics of the shifter hole please? I am very very very interested in the turbo manifold setup. It looks like it sucks the turbo close enough to the block to fit in a Colt. Any dimesions, solidoworks ect. of the mani?
Im using the stock trans, driveshaft, and rear so the shifter is still in the stock location. The manifold is made from 1.5" schedule 10 stainless. I don't have any drawings as I don't draw any of them before hand. I have an idea in my head that I just go with and tweak it till I'm happy with how it looks.
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You ******! I was debating on doing this swap to my shell but decided to stay rotary. Seeing you do it to your car makes me wanna change my mind again. Very nice!
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Originally Posted by Bean4G63 View Post
Im using the stock trans, driveshaft, and rear so the shifter is still in the stock location. The manifold is made from 1.5" schedule 10 stainless. I don't have any drawings as I don't draw any of them before hand. I have an idea in my head that I just go with and tweak it till I'm happy with how it looks.
IC. were do you order your yubing from?
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Originally Posted by lh6601 View Post
You ******! I was debating on doing this swap to my shell but decided to stay rotary. Seeing you do it to your car makes me wanna change my mind again. Very nice!
Thanks. I've been talking about doing it for a long time. Just never could pull the trigger on it. Haha!
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Originally Posted by just startn View Post
IC. were do you order your yubing from?
I buy the schedule 10 stainless from Mcmaster carr and the aluminum bends are Vibrant.
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I love this swap. Debated doing it a few times, probably will do it in some rx7 at some point. Keep up the good work.
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I love this swap. Debated doing it a few times, probably will do it in some rx7 at some point. Keep up the good work.
Im trying to do it in a fb.
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Im trying to do it in a fb.
From my research, it shouldn't be that hard of a swap to accomplish, all things considered.

Not trying to thread jack, but here is a great source of info for anyone looking to get into this:

http://www.projectzerog.com/
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Originally Posted by aws140 View Post
From my research, it shouldn't be that hard of a swap to accomplish, all things considered.

Not trying to thread jack, but here is a great source of info for anyone looking to get into this:

http://www.projectzerog.com/
Projectzerog.com has some real good info. That website is how I found out about the B2600 truck bellhousing. Motor swaps are not hard, they just take alot of time and custom fab work. I have done quite a few of them and finally decided to do one for myself. I figured that if I could fit a 2jz in a 300zx then fitting the 4g63 in an FD should be much easier.
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This is being built over at TurboTrix, correct? I'll have to check it out sometime. I'm doing a 2J car about an hour away near Philly.
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This is being built over at TurboTrix, correct? I'll have to check it out sometime. I'm doing a 2J car about an hour away near Philly.
Correct. Swing by if your in the area.
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Modified my fuel pump sender and installed a Walbro 400 pump today. I welded a -8an fitting to the end of the feed line and ran 10 gauge power and ground directly to the pump.

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What are you going to do for a sub-frame?
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What are you going to do for a sub-frame?
Subframe is done. I modified the stock one.
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Old 01-29-12, 09:07 PM
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I've been looking at doing this as well, can't find a B2600 bellhousing very easily.
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Originally Posted by SOB Racing View Post
I've been looking at doing this as well, can't find a B2600 bellhousing very easily.

Go on car-part.com and search that site. They had a few of them when I got mine.
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Cool Thanks!
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this is def very original, good on you for doing the conversion. Im a rotary fanatic but i fully appreciate what you are doing, hell ive help put rotaries in so many different types of vehicles what you are doing is no different! keep it up
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Got half the car painted today. We will hopefully be finishing the last half tomorrow. Then I can put it back together and start on the wiring.

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