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Old June 9th 2004, 09:44
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Needs more cars in there, too much room.
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Old June 9th 2004, 18:31
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Well I got the engine in and took it out for a romp today. The head temps were great. I did get it just past 300 but I was givin' it some hell. #1 and #3 were within 20 deg. of each other every time I look and with in 5 deg of each other at low RPM with light trottle. I did get the oil temp up (220) after a while and I was running it pretty hard. I will Be adding an external cooler before I get it out on the hwy. I just had the onboard Type 4 cooler in use today and it was kind'a hot out at 4:30 to 5:00 pm here in the Atlanta area, it's 87 deg now (6:00pm). It's ok for short trips but I would feel better with an external cooler helping out on long hauls down in this climate.
But realy who builds a 2275 with almost 10 to 1 compression without an external cooler. I wanted to see what it would do without one.
I had Kevin Smiff and little Charlie with me for the first run and it is a power house. I still need to adjust the trottle linkage to get full tilt. Maybe I will wait for a while before I do that so I can keep the transaxle in it. It pulls hard as hell and has awsome down low grunt.
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Old June 9th 2004, 20:39
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Awesome man... :agree:

Glad to hear you got it all installed.
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Old June 9th 2004, 23:01
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Since you're such a nice guy and all, you'll take someone for a ride in it? like my friend, show her how much power your Volkswagen has.

Glad to hear your engine is in. The external oil cooler sounds like a good idea. :agree:

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Old June 10th 2004, 12:17
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Yep I can take somone for a ride as long as I find some oil cooling so I can get it there.
I just got a email from the guy that bailed me out on the engine swap for the wifes Jetta TDI. His wife caught a peice of steel right through the belly pan and oil pan as she drove down the interstate. He has to do an engine swap on it now and I owe him big time for letting me use his shop and help to swap my wifes engine. I need to give hime all the help I can. Even if it means not working on my car and getting it ready for the show. At least his engine will be covered by insurance. I just can't say no to him after the way he dropped everything and helped me out.
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Old June 10th 2004, 16:47
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That's cool, I understand I hope everything works out. I would do the same thing in your position.

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Old June 11th 2004, 02:05
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Here are some pics of the RX-7 oil cooler set-up.
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Old June 13th 2004, 16:12
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As I was ready to hunt down an RX7 cooler today I was informed that our lawn mower engine expiered in a great cloud of blue smoke. With the fact that we have only had 1 income since Nov. and $$$ has been tight. It looks as if the new lawn mower will have to come out of the vehicle tag fund(5 cars all due in AUG). So I will have to pass on the oil cooler search and try to build up the Tag fund before Aug. I will still be at the HOD show but the black car will have to wait. Oh well. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been in a thight spot.
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As I was ready to hunt down an RX7 cooler today I was informed that our lawn mower engine expiered in a great cloud of blue smoke. With the fact that we have only had 1 income since Nov. and $$$ has been tight. It looks as if the new lawn mower will have to come out of the vehicle tag fund(5 cars all due in AUG). So I will have to pass on the oil cooler search and try to build up the Tag fund before Aug. I will still be at the HOD show but the black car will have to wait. Oh well. I'm sure I'm not the only one that has been in a thight spot.

Bummer... Sorry to hear about that man. If there is anything I can do let me know.
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Old June 14th 2004, 15:44
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Found a 2nd gen. RX7 in a yard close to me. It is a 13B engine. I almost had the cooler out when the down pour started. They want $15 for the cooler. I was trying to get the lines with it. Can't get the long one to break loose and the back of the block and i didn't have anything to cut it with. I will have to return and cut the line. The car is to low to the ground to get under it and try to break it loose. I won't be able to make it back today(got to work tonight). Hope is not lost but time is not on my side. I still need to get it, clean it inside and out, fab some brakets for mounting and the 4 fans I have then mount and plumb it(then hope it holds up better than the Volvo coolers). I will run the oil to the cooler and then the filter just incase it has some funk left in it.
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$15 is a great price for that oil cooler. I will probably be coming up the 18th so if you need some help just let me know. If we can get both your car and Zens car in the same place we can make sure that both of them are ready for the show.


Check out the brakes also. They have some very nice 4 piston calipers on them. You might want to grab them if they will sell them to you cheap enough.
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Old June 14th 2004, 19:21
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I don't think Zen will be ready to stuff his engine by the weekend. Jake is still waiting for DTM shroud blank so he can cut it for 2L heads. If you want to stop by the south side and finish up the Black car we can do it. I will be working tonght thu Thurs night so I will not have time for much untill Fri.
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I'd be happy to help just let me know if you're going to need extra help.

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dave, i took friday off. so barring having to play Mr. Mom (which i don't think i have to), i can come down there and help too.

as dave said, i am out of the race. the engine is sitting on hold until a shroud shows up. it got lost in shipping. sucks, but the 951 ain't a bad back up. just have to change my rims back out and clean her up.
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Old June 16th 2004, 09:08
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I finished pulling the cooler from the RX7 this morning (got rained out and couldn't finish Mon.)
Got 2 days (have to work both days too) to clean it up so I can get it mounted on Fri and get a little drive time with it. I have Fri. Sat nights off.
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