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Yes it's an EX IMSA RX7 GTU tube frame

Old 01-10-04, 11:30 PM
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Wink Yes it's an EX IMSA RX7 GTU tube frame

Want to see my new baby !!!
Yes it's an EX IMSA RX7 GTU tube frame.
Now that a race car.
On the left clomum 7 up from the bottom:IMSA RX7 project (benny)

And yes those are air jecks.

http://www.realride.com/RX7-parting-out.html

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Old 01-10-04, 11:32 PM
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Sorry wrong link, I have an other post.
Here it is.

http://images.realride.com/cgi-bin/imageFolio.cgi
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Old 01-11-04, 09:01 AM
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Sweet! So what kind of power you putting in it, what class ya gonna run? What kind of rear suspension does it have?
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I'm putting my PP 13b around 300hp, susp Penske remore shock and independent rear end.
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Old 01-11-04, 04:26 PM
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better question: Where did you manage to find THAT at? Awesome man!
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by luck and by 12 hours of phone research.
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Do you need any engine parts?
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the only real need is for a flat oil pan, I creating a external dry sump. so any think in that area, or may be a stainless header.
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That car looks really familiar. Any idea what the racing history of it is? Seems like I've got an autographed photo or something or it...
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The primary car ran IMSA from 91 to 94 couple of daytona 24. The sponsr was corona. My car was the back-up car and only did about 3 or 4 race still fresh!
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Any part that U have for a dry sump engine
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I'm looking for a front cover dry sump for 13B, for my IMSA GTU project, if I do not find I will buy the Mazdacomp one, so if any body has 1 let me know.
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Old 01-12-04, 11:22 PM
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Benny,
I think I remember that car. I saw it race at Del Mar with it's sister cars during the IMSA days. I might actually have a pic or two. Was the car wearing 2nd or 1st gen bodywork?

If I remember correctly, this car was not a factory race car.

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you are on the money this is the 2sd car that ran at delmar.
I do not have any good photos and would love some.
It was the back up car and only ran a few rcaes. It's pretty clean and unused car.

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Benny, good luck with the new car. Glad you finaly found something. Looks like a ton-o-fun. Where are you planning to race it? Did you know that the SCCA just allowed PPort 13b's in GT2?
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Very cool!
What happened to the left rear corner? Missing parts?
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Unfortunately the SCCA will not accept this body in GT2. I check the track record at willow spring and the GTU is 6 second faster than the GT2 SCCA not bad !!

And yes the car was missing engine tranny and rear upright.

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Originally posted by benny
you are on the money this is the 2sd car that ran at delmar.
I do not have any good photos and would love some.
It was the back up car and only ran a few rcaes. It's pretty clean and unused car.

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Benny,
Unfortunately, I did find any pics, but I did find information on the #88 car, as raced at Del Mar.

In 1989 and 1990, The Corna Light Beer # 88 car was raced by Mike Henderson, from El Cajon, Ca.

In 1991 The Beach Boys Racing / Corna Lite # 88 car was raced by Bob Franham, from Venice, Ca.


--on it's sister car, the #78 then #72 car:

In 1989 and 1990, The Corna Extra Beer # 78 car was raced by John Daley, from San Diego, Ca.

In 1991 The Beach Boys Racing / Corna Extra Beer # 72 car was raced by Gary Blehl, from Venice, Ca.


I hope this information helps some.

btw, and unfortunately, these privateers were overwhlemed by the Mazda (Rotary) MX-6, Nissan 240, and Dodge Dayotna, GTU factory efforts.

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I bought the car from Bob Franham here in Los Angeles.
great info
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If you ever want to have a look at the car I'm in N.Glendale near L.A
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Thanks Benny. I'd like to see it again.

I've actually have met both you and Tim. I crew for the Mariah Motorsports FROG E-Prod team. I've spoken to you guys at Willow Springs several times.

I'm in North Hollywood, close to Tim.

PM with your # and we'll get it together.

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Originally posted by benny
the only real need is for a flat oil pan, I creating a external dry sump. so any think in that area.
I'm looking for a front cover dry sump for 13B, for my IMSA GTU project, if I do not find I will buy the Mazdacomp one, so if any body has 1 let me know.
Contact Rob Golden at Pineapple Racing. (503) 233-3878. He can make a structural aluminum dry sump oil pan cover, using plans supplied to him by Jim Downing. I have some pictures of one he made previously, if you want me to email something to you. He would also probably have a spare dry sump cover or two. Last time I looked he had both factory and custom fabricated ones. Rob's a good resource for this stuff because he used to do all the motors for Bud Reichard's championship winning GT-2.
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Nice choice benny! I love the old GTU cars...

So where are you going to run this beast? I mean, what class?

Too bad I live on the east coast...
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NASA Endurance HSR
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Nice! If you ever come out to run with NASA on the east coast, let me know! I wanna see this thing in action!
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I think I have a pic of your car benny.


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