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I made some "slight" engine improvements to my 93 RX-7 R1:
Namely I removed that PIECE OF CRAP rotary engine for superior American power.
http://www.irondonut.com/personal/beefcakehotrods/beefprep.html
And if you give me a hard time; I'm going to buy a rare yellow one and put a LS6 Vette engine in it.
ha ha ha.
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Oh, the VERY rare 1886 IROC!! : )
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IROC standing for international race of chariots?
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White Tornado wrote:

The only thing better than an LS1-powered RX7 are LS1-powered Porsches that I'll be pumping out just to piss off snobby Porsche purists. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Horsepower is a meaningless number (except to idiots that don't know anything.)" "Horsepower and torque cross at 5252RPM. Any horsepower after that is simply wasted work." -- Devils944
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You know that is a great idea. I was actually trying to think of another car to defile with a large superior American made v-8 and besides the RX-7 Porsche came to mind.
Please post up any details about your project. I'd love to see it!

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Saw the pics, I do apologize for my previous reply. Very innovative idea

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After several generations of research and development the Corvette chassis is still unsatisfactory - thus these Chevy purists must build their own cars out of superior, foreign-manufactured sports car chassis...
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Thats one way to look at it. After owning this RX-7 for what going on 6 years now I really doubt that the RX-7 chassis is better than the Corvette chassis.
Basically it came down to this; this god damn Mazda was in need of it's *THIRD* rotary engine and I wasn't in the mood to re-install another rotary time-bomb so I went with proven technology. As an added bonus and more technically advanced engine with a whole decade more development in it.
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White Tornado wrote:

Either ya have a helluva lot of miles on it or ya abused it.
But there's no question that those big V8 lumps will stand up longer for the inept.
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Chassis, maybe. Engine? Nah. If you want 500+hp out of an RX7 or a Porsche 944, 928, or an older 911, you're going to pay through the nose for it. NO ONE can dismiss the huge aftermarket of Chevy and Ford V8's. It's hard to say too many bad things about the C5 chassis, though. I mean, come on, it's pretty darn good.
Can't wait for the new Lotus Elise, though. Coming soon to a dealer near you.
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nothing beats a 383/350/400/454 done right!!!
Brad wrote:

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Porsches
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HUH? LOL
The RX7 is about as lackluster as it gets. Parts are expensive, Mazda robs you for everything, they are tough to get compared to GM parts, and the best part about it all---
The RX7 is discontinued :). That should tell you something. Flop. Bomb. Didn't sell. No good. LOL
The Corvette is still going :). Not much can touch it's prowess for the price. It can embarrass cars 2 times its price :). Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Well it runs great! You can imagine with twice the torque, better throttle response and a broader powerband over the puny rotary. Mazda did a great job on the chassis, brakes, looks of the car. But that rotary was an aweful little engine.
Kindof ironic to do such a great job on the car and then install what is likely one of the all time worst production engines every created. No problem anymore I fixed that!
Pushrod Power. WT.

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snipped-for-privacy@irondonut.com says...

I can't see the extra weight from the V-8 helping the handling. ----------------- Alex __O _-\<,_ (_)/ (_)
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All kidding aside, and having little knowledge f the rotary, I have heard people say what a great little engine it is, and that it was pretty spunky.
Why do you think so poorly of it? Seriously now...
Kate
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SVTKate wrote:

The guy's a troll. Been here many times stirring up unrest. His opinions unfortunately do not involve thinking. But I digress...
Swapping engines is a time-honored practice among hot-rodders, anyway. What he says he has done is no big deal except to purist fanatics. Most of us drive what we like; why should he be any different? If he misses the point about the rotary engine, it is no problem for me. I considered replacing my rotary with a boinger when it blew, but finally decided that what I really wanted was to have the car back like it was, and that meant another rotary. Also, had I installed the boinger I would have spent the next three years working out bugs instead of driving, not a good thing. Put it was not a religious-level fanaticism that turned me to the rotary, it was simply that it was more practical. This guy feeds on fanaticism. Troll!
Chuck
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Chuck,
I'm sorry if you aren't very detail oriented in your projects. I completed the LS1/RX-7 in April and have been driving it trouble free all summer. Curiously this is the LONGEST period of trouble free service that I've experienced since puchasing the RX-7 in 1997.
The OEM engine setup was SO BAD that I was able to cobble up a better, more reliable solution in my garage with common tools.
Sad sad sad.
WT.

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It's finicky, parts cost a mint and there's some quirks to it that can burn your wallet if you're not in the know about them. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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CyBorg_0091 wrote:

I hear this same stuff about a Chevy V8 in a Porsche 944. If 50/50 weight bias is so important compared to 52/48, then put the battery or a trailer hitch in the back and there's your 50/50 again.
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