Introducing Project FC RX-7!

With the help of a few local members, I recently picked up the official track car for ImportMeet.com. This black beauty is a 1990 Mazda RX-7 GTU. As you can see, the stock rotary is non-existent and the passenger fender is missing. This makes for the perfect starting point as I have no desire to build a rotary (no offense rotary guys). The car has a clean title and it appears to have never been in an accident. Most of the interior pieces are intact with the exception of the seats.

The key reasons why I chose the RX-7:

  • Inexpensive ($500-$1000 for a clean shell)
  • RWD
  • Replacement parts are relatively cheap ($25-$35 for used fenders)
  • Large engine bay and transmission tunnel allows for a wide variety of engine swaps (V8, 2JZ, SR20, etc.)
  • Excellent suspension geometry and weight distribution
  • Stock front and rear disc brakes/5 lug
  • Superior styling to other cars in its generation (In my opinion)

The first order of business is to make a list of all of the stock parts that need replacing (that I intend on keeping) and to begin sourcing an engine/transmission.

It's still up in the air as to what I intend on swapping. Feel free to add your suggestion for a swap in the comments below!

Special thanks to Blake (boostedcrx), Kyle (Quicksilver_s14), and Matt (v8rx7guy) for their help with inspecting and transporting the car. Keep checking back as I intend on posting weekly updates on the progress of the build.

Comments

8 Responses to Introducing Project FC RX-7!
  1. bishop
    October 5, 2011 | 11:33 PM

    Good to see this idea finally taking flight =D

  2. sloppyhachi
    October 6, 2011 | 6:22 AM

    YAY!!!! I think I might have to actually make it up there when we have a “turn wrenches” night lol. Congrats Matt.

  3. v8rx7guy
    October 6, 2011 | 8:02 AM

    S5 backside so sexy.

  4. avans13
    October 6, 2011 | 9:01 AM

    I can dig it! Ill help where I can.

  5. quicksilvers14
    October 6, 2011 | 12:08 PM

    she looks fancy after we washed it.

  6. v8rx7guy
    October 6, 2011 | 2:13 PM

    I’m glad you blanked out the plates… I would have stolen it from my garage :lol:

  7. pantyraid
    October 9, 2011 | 1:47 PM

    Is that Earls old GTU?

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