RX-8 Build

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  1. Eazy_E_Rich
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    Here's my other Japan build thread, if it belongs elsewhere please move, but since I've documented my adventures thus far I figured I would post this here also.
     
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    I am sure you will keep us waiting.. But any hints on the donor? :)
     
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    v8 or don't bother.
     
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    It will be a gre8 experience :)
     
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    watching intently, I've wanted another RX7 since i sold my FC but RX-8's are fairly cheap now.
     
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    If you sell the wheels....lmk. Those look fantastic on SVXs.
     
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    if you keep it rotary and are on FB hit me up and Ill invite you to our local mn rotary group...

    Im a rotary guy before I was a subaru guy haha
     
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    [QUOTE="TSTRBOY2004, post: 898927, member: 174"]if you keep it rotary and are on FB hit me up and Ill invite you to our local mn rotary group...

    Im a rotary guy before I was a subaru guy haha[/QUOTE]

    And if he doesn't??
     
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    I dream of hearing a quad-rotor in person.
     
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    And if he doesn't??[/QUOTE]
    and it matters to you how??

    well being as it is a ROTARY ONLY group.. then he doesnt need to bother... pretty self explanatory
     
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    any rotary enthusiast does... not everyones cup of tea
     
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    When we pulled my drain plug, we got straight “tap water” for about 30-45 seconds...then oil. As you can see in the pic though, that is NOT “tap water” in the garage. Buuuut, my internals did not look like yours did, sheeesh!
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    She really looked like a nacho cheese dorito with all of that spicy orange flavoring in there!:eek:

    Excited to see what the next episode brings!
     
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    Holy hell what happened there?

    My RX-8 went through hurricane Harvey in Houston and I imagine they just never drained out the water.
     
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    20 or 24 inch storm drain collapsed during 6 inches of rain in June of 2011. Backed up into our parking lot and garages. Probably 100 or so cars. @derp had an Audi up until that moment...then he got himself a Legacy wagon and the rest is history. It was a total tear down and the hybrid motor build had 10k on it. It was a sad day!
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    Damn, sad day indeed
     
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    ...
     
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    Nice! Maybe I missed it, but just curious why you had to travel so far to find a 6.0 donor? Looking forward to see you shoehorn that thing into the Mazda
     
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    Hey Joe, I don't think I mentioned it but the van was a write off from my dad's business so before it went to the junk he told me to take what I needed. That helps a lot in the budget department, and for now I'm going to keep the auto. With a few minor mods I'll have a 400hp RX-8 that my wife can drive also. I've only got like $1200 into everything (chassis, towing, etc) thus far so with some more DIY I think this will be a cheap fun build.
     
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    Ohhh, that makes sense! I just kept thinking to myself, this guy that Evan is buying this motor from is very accommodating - letting him use his garage, forklift and presumably, tools! LOL

    Good deal man, definitely a cool project!
     
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    LOL, he has been very accommodating for many years now!
     
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    thats like fat millennial guys squeezing into skinny jeans hahah... shoe horned that baby in there
     
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    It was a tight squeeze with the truck oil pan, fits much better with the LS1 pan. Overall the RX-8 works very well with the LS based engines, probably better handling with an all aluminum block, but thats always something that can happen later.
     
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