ekdikeo4: A friend of mine in high school had exactly that car. Back in 1992.
theflatline: Mark Hamill did it first.[www.vetteonline.com image 640x427]The kid even stole his hair.
Vodka Zombie: I can't imagine a V8 in an RX-7. I'd be afraid of the thing turning into a pretzel every time I stepped on the gas.
DemonEater: Vodka Zombie: I can't imagine a V8 in an RX-7. I'd be afraid of the thing turning into a pretzel every time I stepped on the gas.Actually, a Vette V8 is one of the easiest piston engines to drop into an RX-7. You can easily buy a mounting kit for an LT1, it drops right into a second-gen RX, and makes it into a 300hp car with almost perfect 50/50 weight distribution. It's pretty neat to do if you have the time, money, and skill.
summersa74: Looks like a candidate for the 24 Hours of Lemons
BalugaJoe: how does it pass inspection?
Mister Peejay: 'm not one of the holy rotors, but for performance use, to get a piston engine to be as reliable as a rotary is a lot of work.
redsquid: I laughed when I saw the Harbor Freight multimeter. I use the same one.
fusillade762: Looks like something straight out of "Road Warrior".
ha-ha-guy: The big problem is that most people didn't know how to maintain the rotary engine in their RX7. Then the RX8 came out and it had some early on problems with flooding, which killed them in the court of public opinion.
lithappens: My first car was a '85 RX-7. On the morning I got it, I took it out to see how it handled on the freeway. Began to accelarate, and after about 30 seconds, I realized I was going 110 mph with no shaking and rattles in the car. Best car I ever owned./RIP Rocket: 2000-2003
NBSV: And, old school v8's might have trouble lasting at high rpm. The newer ones will run to 7,000 or more with little problems.
Feral_and_Preposterous: ekdikeo4: A friend of mine in high school had exactly that car. Back in 1992.Exactly?
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