Tag Archive: RX-7

Best of Both Worlds – v8rx7guy’s LS1 Swapped 1993 Mazda RX-7

V8rx7guy's obsession with V8 engines started about 10 years ago while he was still in high school. At the time, Matt K. was driving a V6 Mazda MX-3 which he thought was one of the faster cars in his school. It wasn't until the day he tested its acceleration against a 5.0L Foxbody Mustang that…

Project LSX-7 Update 8 – Ronin Speedworks LSX Mount Kit

When I was deciding on an engine swap, two of my deciding factors were ease of installation and cost. Right around the time I started to research potential swap options, a company named Ronin Speedworks released prototype photos of their FC RX-7 LSX mount kit. These photos helped make my decision a little easier. Typically,…

Project LSX-7 Update 7 – Improved Racing Oil Pan Baffle Install

A key area that many people overlook when building a track car is engine oil management. Track cars are typically exposed to greater lateral forces than street cars which can lead to oil starvation issues. Oil starvation usually results in a blown engine that requires an expensive rebuild. Most aftermarket baffles combat oil starvation by…

Project LSX-7 Update 6 – Parts Engine Teardown

From this post forward, Project FC RX-7 will be referred to as Project LSX-7. After purchasing the L33 engine, numerous parts were required to make it fit in the RX-7. The search began by looking for accessories and an oil pan from an F-body (1998-2002 Camaro/Firebird). After searching for nearly a week on LS1Tech and…

Project FC RX-7 Update 5 – 5.3L Engine Purchase

About two months ago I was on the fence as to which route I was going to go for the engine swap on the RX-7. My choices were between a 2JZ-GTE, an F22C, and an LS1. After comparing the cost , power potential, and weight of all three, I ended up deciding on an L33…

Project FC RX-7 Update 4 – The New Shop

It's been awhile since the last update on the RX-7. Unfortunately, the cold and wet Pacific Northwest weather hasn't allowed for much progress lately. Since the day the shell was purchased back in October, I've been searching for a shop that would allow me to install an engine and work on the car. Everything that…

Project FC RX-7 Update 3 – Drivetrain Choices

When I was considering building an RX-7, I knew that the future powerplant would be a piston engine. While I can appreciate a nicely built rotary, they tend to have reliability issues when they're abused.  The intent with this track car was to build something that could perform well in autocross, drag racing, and drifting…

Featured Video: Mazda RX-7 vs. Kawasaki ZX-10 Drift Battle

This video was shared by 88dx on our forum and it features an LSX swapped Mazda RX-7 and a Kawasaki ZX-10 battling at Sandia Motorsports Park in New Mexico. It's definitely one of the more unique drifting videos I've seen. They even managed to use an RC car to capture some chase shots of the…