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post #31 of 201 (permalink) Old 08-05-2015, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the wheel compliments! They are 17x8's in front and 18x8's in rear. Tires are 245's in front and 255's in rear 40 aspect all around.

The headers arrived on Friday last week, so just waiting to get on the schedule and this should be up and running soon. I have to admit the hardest part is waiting...
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We also realized there was a mistake made on the carb. This should fix that!





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And then there were headers. For as much as I bitched, these are so very well built





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Any progress been made lately?
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Progress finally found itself... LOL

Got the fenders Rolled to correct the first crappy job.


Returned the Edelbrock carb that wasn't going to match the direction of the project. (HECK YES to the guy asking if projects take turns and changes during the process).



Tired of sweating in the summer when I want to use the car for work, so the cool breeze is coming soon!



Won a photo shoot with the local project cars group on facebook! It was a new vs old theme so the 'newer' RX7 was there with me. Had a blast!






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As you will see below, the stance is a touch high. So I HAD TO HAVE em!
Big thanks as you hear from everyone else that has directly worked with Shaun at SorT. He's legit! Went with the front coil over kit in Sport spec. Added some Bilstein shocks for the rear since I'm not ready to go full out 3 link yet.

/Insert Brown Santa Song here/

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Yesterday I was pretty excited to see this set of pictures from the shop. I'm nowhere near competent enough nor have the time with current workload to be able to do a full blown engine replacement. They are a very busy shop to say the least.





Hopefully I'll have the old beast cleaned up soon so it can go to a new home and continue it's good deeds.
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Looks awesome!
Theres still time to pick a different brand intake too
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Very nice.


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Yeah baby! You are gonna love how it rides with the new suspension. Oh, and the power will be fun!

The RPM Air Gap is actually a really good all round intake. It'll give up some numbers at the very top of the RPM range but will make more in the mid-range than say a Victor Jr. Much better suited to driving around on the streets and, for that matter, coming out the corners on twisty race tracks.
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Nice build. You're going to love Shaun's parts!

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The RPM Air Gap is actually a really good all round intake. It'll give up some numbers at the very top of the RPM range but will make more in the mid-range than say a Victor Jr. Much better suited to driving around on the streets and, for that matter, coming out the corners on twisty race tracks.
I will second this. The difference in driveability and lower RPM use moving to the RPM air gap from the Vic Jr I had was really surprising. Pretty large cam 347 car and didn't like sub 3k much ... now is much more willing to run a little lower (2k) and making more torque ... did lose a little top end from the SoP, but I think it was a great trade for me.

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CS Project of the Month video to go with the photo shoot. We laughed our tails off when the exhaust took a dump on that rx7!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1yC3XT3MH4
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Looks like a FUN build for sure.
I will offer a different opinion on your intake choice. Being your going to force feed this beast I would run an AirGap Torquer, you have the lowend covered with the blower and the mixture distribution is much more important at high(er) RPM than "low end" torque. Truthfully at normal drive around 1800-2400rpm cruise RPM,no throttle opening to speak of "low end torque" means near nothing because just a little toe pressure on the long pedal will have you in boost right now. I think in the real world you are going to want to kill some low end torque anyway.
Your new carb choice is right on the money though.
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Looks like a FUN build for sure.
I will offer a different opinion on your intake choice. Being your going to force feed this beast I would run an AirGap Torquer, you have the lowend covered with the blower and the mixture distribution is much more important at high(er) RPM than "low end" torque. Truthfully at normal drive around 1800-2400rpm cruise RPM,no throttle opening to speak of "low end torque" means near nothing because just a little toe pressure on the long pedal will have you in boost right now. I think in the real world you are going to want to kill some low end torque anyway.
Your new carb choice is right on the money though.
Link please, not familiar with AirGap Torquer.
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