first attempt at a drift car (rx7 fd)

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  1. thomas_mk6

    thomas_mk6 Member

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    thanks phil, im not really sure where to put the hydro yet and im really not looking forward to plumbing it in!, be interested to see how much that rad is but i wont be able to afford it till next month, gotta sort out the sump and the boost leak first

    just brought 4 viton check valves to replace the standard 1's and a shit load of silicone to refresh all the hoses, also doin the vac simplification mod next week.

    also gonna do me an oil change and fit my new oil temp gauge and aircon eliminator belt

    getting there slowley on a very mall budget haha
     
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    Sounds like some good ideas there fella,

    Wouldnt mind a link to these check valves and this simplication mod ? or do you mean desquential ?

    also where did you get the pipes from? did you get rx7 specific ones or just generic..


    how come i always end up asking you questions ! :wack:
     
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    hey mate i got an e-mail for a guy in america who supplies them in sets of 4, ill pm it ya,

    on a shitter note im now down to 6 psi so im taking the car to carl at hawyard rotary next saturday hopefully to get it sorted!, im also taking my credit card lol

    car is startin to get on my tits slightly so im taking it to a professional:smash:
     
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    Getting their now Thomas, the Rex really is looking the buisness now, I'm stuck to this thread like glue at the minute, glad to see that it's going to the pro's, your thank yourself later though! :) i'll make a sig involving your car soon enough, as i see your current sig isn't your actual Rex (or am i wrong? :confused:) either way, it bypasses my teenage years.
     
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    hey james, it is my car in my sig but feel free to make me one anyway if you want
     
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    Oh is it? My bad :smash:
     
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    step forward, 2 hoses i changed for silicone have restrictor pills in the oem hoses, swapped em back and now im back up to 8 psi, still 2 psi down but its a step forward!
     
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    new switch panel, and i made a stick label at work:smash:

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    If you do go down Hydro route ? get the braided lines aswell and then fitting is just a case of screwing in the new fittings, and making up new fronts from cooper. i did mine in about an hour ( i did ditch abs) which gives you alot more confidence in them !

    I proper abuse my 7 and it aint gone pop yet !!!
     
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    did u make the braided lines yourself? and where did you get the parts from?

    i have seen a walk through for ditching the abs but cant find it now
     
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    hey guys, um magic i threw the abs lol, its fooking easy to plumb in with out abs, just need a couple of t-pices and your sorted, il take a few pics of mine so you can have a look, very easy to do,

    deffo get the braided lines, made fitting easy, and mine came with the kit i think, cant remember,

    please please please get a decent handbrake, all the people ive fitted the cheap ones for have ended up having tobuy the willwood cylinder anyway, so just do it to begin with lol,

    shes looking good mate, just read through post, was going to say about the pips in the vacumn lines.

    but if you wanna know anything please just give me a shout, il pm my number to you both :)
     
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    Cheers for the PM Phil,

    Ive got a cheap remote cylinder for the beamer... but i can imagine it breaking now lol...:(

    Hydro,

    Im guessing you can just take out the abs relay? and then just run a pipe from the master cylinder inside the car and then to the T-piece at the back where it all splits ?

    or is that just too simple and daft?

    Tom,

    im liking your new dash mod. im sure you'll end up with alot more switches ! did you have to screw that plastic plate into the dash?
     
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    ye mate, i "borrowed" some metal plate from work and drilled a few holes lol

    then just some screws in the dash

    i think after a while i will pull the car off the road and just use it for drifting, so to be honest a few holes here and there dont matter lol:smash:
     
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    sounds good fella.

    Im itching to use my Rx7 now :( ... need to get my housing situation sorted so i can 'refresh' my engine and use it !

    looking forward to you using this Tom :)
     
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    i cant wait either!
     
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    pay day today! so i bought

    sump gasket
    oil
    plugs
    oil temp and pressure gauges
    alloy radiator
    steering spacers
    oil filter
    sandwich plate
    aircon eliminator belt

    and i have all next week off to fit them!
    get in!
     
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    got quite a bit done today
    removed
    aircon pump
    rad
    few random brackets i wont need
    and other random junk

    fitted
    new pas belt for aircon elim
    sandwich plate
    new oil filter
    new plugs

    few piks
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    whats with the sandwich plate? so you can run an oil temp guage?

    also where'd you get the spacers from?

    Loving the shopping list mate....i cant see me buying many bits atm

    Me and the lass are talking mortgages and im trying to keep the rex ! :(
     
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    i know what you mean matey, the missuz was talking bout getting a flat soon and then she decided to go to uni so i have about 3 years of financial freedom hahaha

    the sandwich plate is for my oil pressure and temp gauges, i got the spacers from rhd japan, they are uras ones and are the biggest ones i can fit on standard steering arms i think, did order some uras arms but they were gonna take 4 weeks to arrive, so i just got the spacers

    lots of work to do:smash:

    going to wembley today tho so i start again on monday
     

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