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Old 03-23-2015, 11:24 AM   #101 (permalink)
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superbriteleds provided the bulbs to upgrade the gauges.


My spring pads are only tacked for now, no shock brackets yet, trailing arm brackets are thoroughly welded, as are the Watt's link stubs. Sway bar mounts from '80s Camaro not snugged yet. That's the '83 RX-7 bar.



PCM location shown, intake ducting and alternator relocation mounting bracket both in progress.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:30 AM   #102 (permalink)
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PCM location again, and heater hoses.


heater hoses again


working on accessory belt routing


trying ideas for third link, note bracket only spot welded
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:36 AM   #103 (permalink)
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not happy yet


had to order this to match the HTOB


I'll splice the center of this to the RX-7 hood to clear the throttle body.
I'll give credit to whomever gave me the idea as soon as I can get it right.
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Old 03-31-2015, 05:35 PM   #104 (permalink)
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:52 PM   #106 (permalink)
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That might be the only RX7 with a z car hood, or at least part of one.

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Old 04-01-2015, 10:23 AM   #107 (permalink)
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Thanks, but no. The guy who suggested it has a white one, he used less of the Z, and installed it farther back than I must, but I haven't even started on the hoods yet, beyond buying sanding discs and paint.
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:35 PM   #108 (permalink)
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Now that I have my "new" daily driver all legal and fully functional, I can get back to ye olde '83 RX-7.
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Old 04-20-2015, 12:01 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Getting the rear brakes figured out, red shows where I cut to accommodate the larger diameter rotors, welding will be required.






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Old 04-21-2015, 03:43 PM   #110 (permalink)
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There are 2 ways of doing a Watt's link behind the axle. Either center pivot on the chassis, outer ends on the axle, or center pivot on the axle, outer ends on the chassis. These cars came with the latter, while I've been working toward the former. Now that I've made a bunch of brackets and done many mockups, I've learned a few things.

Assuming keeping the stock fuel tank, If you're going to do a panhard, the chassis end will need to be on the right, putting the axle end to the left, much like an '82-'02 Camaro. If you insist on Watt's link, as I do, then the center pivot must be mounted to the axle. It just can't be packaged any other way with the stock tank.

Pics to follow very soon.

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