Author Topic: My various projects thread.  (Read 41481 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #50 on: February 25, 2017, 06:55:14 PM »
Seems to have a lot of orange in it....is that Tartan red?

Nice to see cars moving thru the shop and getting finished like this.....
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #51 on: February 25, 2017, 08:41:37 PM »
It's called skittles red. It's pretty orangy.

Offline MiniDave

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2017, 09:56:19 AM »
Is there a break-in period for RX-7 motors - say to seat the tip seals? Or is it pretty much good to go from first start up?
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2017, 10:11:06 AM »
Yeah the factory had an outline depending on if you use new bearings or using it as a race motor. Everyone else has their own opinions from zero break in to thousands of miles and countless oil changes.  Since my housings and irons were reused it should take awhile to build full compression as all the seals bed in.  You have apex seals but also corner and side seals.  I only have 300 miles on it and at the 500 mark will change the oil and go above 4k rpms and start lightly boosting. I will check compression at that point to see where I'm at.  I checked it right after the build and had steady compression across all 6 faces within a few psi, which is a very good thing. Overall was a bit low but to be expected. The main thing is having them all be the same. Piston compression testers also aren't the most accurate way to get readings on a rotary.  Kinda tricky. 

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2017, 10:15:54 AM »
On the to do list are new disc front and back.  My 6 puck clutch and lightweight flywheel has been very easy to drive too.

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2017, 03:57:45 PM »
Today finished off this roof and interior spray.

Put 500 miles on the rx7 so began tuning.  Piston compression tester said my engine basically sucks, but butt dyno says otherwise.  Burns the tires to shreads in 2nd and blurry vision fast in 3rd. Still some tweaks yet to do.  My boost controller or wastegate is acting up. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2017, 04:03:37 PM »
That's the Patton car? Very orange!  77.gif
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2017, 04:57:44 PM »
It's Pattons.  Just not the old faded orange anymore!

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2017, 06:57:35 PM »
Just a few areas that need a little more prep and this one will be painted and ready for reassembly.

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #59 on: March 16, 2017, 06:16:24 PM »
Here was the update to skittles.

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Jeff is blasting subframes today.
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2017, 05:45:35 PM »
My mirrors fell off and dented my doors.  Adding this to the various projects column.  The up side is insurance covers it and I happen to know a body guy.

Offline MPlayle

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #62 on: April 01, 2017, 07:12:31 PM »
How did you manage to have BOTH mirrors fall off at the same time?


Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2017, 07:32:46 PM »
Vandalism.  Punched or hit off with some kind of object. 

Offline Vikram

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2017, 08:59:48 PM »
That's truly a shitty move, I'm sorry that happened to you. But it could have been worse, I'm sure she'll be back on the road in no time.

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2017, 10:05:40 PM »
Indeed. But what they didn't factor in was I'll come out ahead since I'm capable of doing the work myself.

Offline Merlin

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #66 on: April 03, 2017, 10:11:24 AM »
Shall we break more stuff and put in on the insurance?
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Offline gr8kornholio

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #67 on: April 03, 2017, 11:07:09 AM »
That's just so wrong on so many levels.  Find something else to do with your time then destroy someone's property.  Glad you'll be able to fix it. 

I lost mirrors once.  The passenger side was ripped off by a wire I parked to close to and then backing out it caught it and snap.  The drivers side, of the same vehicle, later rattled off while driving down the road due to the insane stereo(2 12" subs) I had in it(83 s10), along with the rear view post that eventually cracked in half and fell to the floor.  Good times.
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #68 on: April 03, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »
Estimate came in at $4850. 

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2017, 01:23:50 PM »
I may just end up letting another shop do the work. I could easily slap on new mirrors and paint the doors and fender but...they want to replace the glass to get behind the a pillar to fix a dent, which in turn means painting the whole car since the a panel blends into the body. There's also a few weather strippings they want to replace.  About 2 weeks worth of work.   So I could do it my way and pocket a bunch of cash but it take me forever since I'm backed up OR have them knock out the whole car.  Bonus features are I had a previous ding and scratch on each door that bug the crap out of me and the windshield has a rock chip.  Front panel has a lot of rock chips too for that matter. 

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2017, 07:05:13 PM »
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Well, that really stinks, but might as well have them do it all, as long as you have control over the quality of the work done.  Just don't let them drive your new engine before you've got it fully broken in.

A few years ago, someone walked on Hyacinth's car. - life in the city, some drunk teenager on a Friday night.  A new bonnet, new roof, new rear hatch and associated 'bits' (Toyota Yaris).  The car was only 3-months old at the time.  We had the dealership take care of the work, as we wanted OEM panels and trim bits. 

Now it's starting to rust around the rear wiper, the inner bits of the bonnet and a few spots around the roof antenna. 

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Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #71 on: April 04, 2017, 03:46:35 PM »
Never F*ck with another mans vehicle, it is against the rules.

I guess the silver lining here is you get a nice freshen up on the entire car, and a new windshield.

NWS due to language. But so appropriate.
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Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #72 on: April 09, 2017, 03:59:01 PM »
Today I did all these in one shot.

Offline Vikram

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #73 on: April 09, 2017, 07:35:41 PM »
Those colours looks familiar!

Offline 94touring

Re: My various projects thread.
« Reply #74 on: April 11, 2017, 01:26:13 PM »
I ended up taking the insurance payout on the rx7.  There's a bunch of upgrades I've wanted to do to it and this funds all that.  I'll even be trying a new paint line on it that the paint shop says has better coverage.  Now to find time...