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Old 06-24-13, 07:17 AM
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Yes, he streetported my car on the original build back in '01. I've helped him do some builds. So hopefully we will possibly get back at it and do some.
Yeah, getting a few 7's together would be awesome.
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The next meet is Sat. July 13, @ 8:00p at Gondoliers pizza next to the rush on Lee Hwy. just a casual eat, greet, and meet.
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Yes, he streetported my car on the original build back in '01. I've helped him do some builds. So hopefully we will possibly get back at it and do some.
Yeah, getting a few 7's together would be awesome.
I'm interested in a street port for sure. Inbox me you number to discuss it.
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Old 06-25-13, 11:24 PM
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I won't be able to bring either of my cars the 13th. Neither will be ready yet. But I'm going to try and at least come by and check it out if possible.
I'll tell a buddy of mine that has some rotaries and see if he can make it as well.
Thanks for the info about the meet. At least we can eventually get some rotaries together and check stuff out.
For that matter I'm into any old nostalgic Japanese cars. I'd rather see cool clean and/or ratty old school Japanese cars than newer ones. Not much into the newer import crowd. Although at least their leaving their cars cleaner now. No junky body kits and horrid graphics. And I prefer RWD over wrong wheel drive.
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Old 06-26-13, 12:31 AM
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If you guys have a big meet in the Fall I might come down. My cars are almost getting to the point where I trust them to drive out of town - a scary thought. Maybe I can drag some other Knox-villains with me.

And I'm noticing the import crowd is all driving Euro stuff now. What's up with that? I see more ragged out primered BMW's rolling on cambered neon wheels than anything.
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Old 06-26-13, 08:50 AM
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Surely we can get some people together in the Fall. We can all just keep contact through here. Try and detail it out as we go along. I'll gladly come to Knox when my cars are ready. I've gone to Bug shows up there several times.
Finally getting some work done to them that they need.
I know a few Euro guys with some cool cars. But I mostly still see Honda's everywhere. That fad will never go away, Lol!
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Old 06-29-13, 02:46 AM
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I sure hope so. I've tried to get the Knoxville people to get together but no one holds onto their cars for more than 2 months. I keep seeing all my friends' old rides popping up on Craigslist again and again. Whatever happened to commitment, people??

In other news, I think I broke my distributor on the first gen. I removed the springs to lock it. I got it all back together and the car fired right up. Timing was good at idle but as soon as I gave it a rev, it jumped time about 40 degrees and stayed there. Looks like I'll be making a trip to Pull-a-Part tomorrow...
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Old 07-01-13, 11:07 PM
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I think with rotaries it's either people are all in or they get the experience, don't like it, and bail. I have let mine sit for periods of time. But I don't think I could ever let them go. Too beautiful, different and soul moving to not have in my life. I'm still hoping I can eventually make a play for a 3G car and build it how I want.
Uggghhh about your distributor. I don't think I have any in my parts. I'll try and check and see if the rain ever lets up long enough for me to dig through what I have.
I can also ask a buddy of mine if he has one. Let me know if you get one and I'll try to find something out before the weekend.
Hopefully you can find one! Good luck!
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I think with rotaries it's either people are all in or they get the experience, don't like it, and bail. I have let mine sit for periods of time. But I don't think I could ever let them go. Too beautiful, different and soul moving to not have in my life. I'm still hoping I can eventually make a play for a 3G car and build it how I want.
Uggghhh about your distributor. I don't think I have any in my parts. I'll try and check and see if the rain ever lets up long enough for me to dig through what I have.
I can also ask a buddy of mine if he has one. Let me know if you get one and I'll try to find something out before the weekend.
Hopefully you can find one! Good luck!
Yeah, in the past 10 years I've only been without an RX-7 for 2 months, and I spent that 2 months looking for another RX-7. They're too much fun to do without.

I scored another distributor at Pull-a-Part over the weekend, among other things. They had an '85 GS that was in too good of shape to be in a junkyard. Poor car. I spent nearly 3 hours wrenching on it in the hot sun and came home with a complete carb, intake manifold, engine wire harness, and distributor. And even some beat up factory mudflaps. When I came home and had a look at the new distributor and compared it to my own, it became pretty clear where I screwed up. So after a quick rebuild my original distributor was locked and functional. So I'm good to go, thanks anyway though!
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Old 07-02-13, 10:25 PM
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Great! I'm glad you got it fixed. I'm suprised you can even find one for parts anywhere. We used ot have so many cars.
You have gotten the whole car! lol. I wonder if it's got any parts on it I could use? If you don't mind would you send me some info in a message. I'd like to maybe go look at it and see if I can use anything off of it for my '85.
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I was throwing my car together for the meet. I half finished just in time and no spark to the plugs... I'll make it to the next one for sure probably hopefully.

When is this rotary master going to reveal himself? I think the fd has a vacuum leak.
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Old 07-24-13, 10:33 PM
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I just wanted to update everyone on the gtg. this weekend there will be another meet at Gondoliers pizza and it will be every other weekend from now. I will be going so I hope to meet some people this time around.
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Old 08-22-13, 04:48 PM
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I've been living here in Chattanooga since 07 with my FD. Yes, I'm extremely late to the party.
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Old 08-23-13, 12:52 PM
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Heads-up for the SE Tn crew.....I am in Cleveland and here is the link to my current 93 FD part-out thread.....a very nice car. Most of the interior is sold but I'm just getting to the engine bay/drive train/suspension. 20% discount for pick-ups.

https://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generati...93-fd-1037966/

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Old 08-24-13, 12:01 AM
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Welcome welcome, and greetings to a fellow autocrosser. Good luck with your part-out. I just moved out to Maryville, TN so I've been too busy to work on the 7's, but hope to have them Blount County tagged and raising more hell on the Dragon soon.
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Old 08-24-13, 11:03 PM
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I can't afford anything right now. Wish I could. I'm sure it'll all sell though. Good luck and welcome aboard.
I have to keep putting my projects off and coming back. At least I gather a few things along the way.
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ive live here in chatt for a few years now and i only know of one red FD that rolls around. Been trying to get into an FD myself. Good to know that there are some local guys who enjoy 7's.
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oh and is there anyone around who can tune and rebuild these?
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I use addicted perfomance near knoxville. They will set you up with rotary resurrection for the build and pfs for the tune. They will take care of anything in between that you need done.

I finally got my fd on the road. Down for 4 months cause of an ignition switch.
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Old 02-18-14, 06:38 PM
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Hey, just wanted to let this community know that my FC will be on the road by next week. I'm excited to finally get the car running well! I want to thank the guys at Addicted Performance Unlimited for all their help.
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Old 03-08-14, 12:00 PM
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My FB is running strong Im just buttoning some stuff up before paint. Ill post some pics soon
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My FB is running strong Im just buttoning some stuff up before paint. Ill post some pics soon
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Here are some shots of beat up fb. Runs great hardly any rust. Have a new driver fender to put on and a new rear bumper
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hey I just moved to the cleveland/chattanooga area, Do you guys still have meets or maybe one soon? I just moved here so some cool rotary friends would be awesome.
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