Lighter = Faster (RX-7 Build #2)

Lewis7789

Evan aka "Lady Hands"
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1995 MX-5, 2006 MZ5, 2001 Yamaha R1
Dang-it, your pic host must be blocked at my work. I was so excited to see an update and potential pic!
 

magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
Dang-it, your pic host must be blocked at my work. I was so excited to see an update and potential pic!
I use Google photos. Everything is in a shared album so it should be visible to anyone with the link (the post). I mean, you guys used to be able to see everything, right?

None of your pictures work
Thanks for letting me know. I haven't changed anything in a while and I think the photos used to work. Maybe something's up on Google's end.
 

magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
Pictures working now?

Adding more for testing:

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Lewis7789

Evan aka "Lady Hands"
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1995 MX-5, 2006 MZ5, 2001 Yamaha R1
Yep, they're working now! Interior is looking great and the more I see the orange the more I love that color choice.
 

magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
Thanks, guys. It definitely feels like I'm getting closer with the interior done. I buttoned up some small things over the weekend like adjusting the clutch and brake pedals and connecting the throttle cable. With the pedals now properly adjusted I may need to adjust the seating position a little. It's a balancing act between headroom, steering wheel clearance, and pedal access. Right now I'm a little more reclined and closer to the steering wheel than I'd prefer but the pedal distance is perfect. I also got the fuel filter permanently mounted - something that's been bothering me for a while now. I've got about six more things on my to-do list and 4 of them are dependent on other people. I hope to finally mount the fan shroud and finish the chassis wiring (reverse lights) in the next week or so.
 

magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
I think I've often complained how much I didn't like my original ignition coil mounting location (behind the driver's headlight). I'd been toying with the idea of moving the coils to the top of the engine, and even went as far as making a temporary mount out of ABS to see if it would work. I finally decided to transfer the concept over to .060" aluminum:

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My intake really has made life difficult. If it weren't for this thing I'd still have a top-mounted alternator and I've have more room for the coils. They're about 1/8" from the bottom of the filters.

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Add some custom Magnecor wires and that's all:

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I'm nearly done with the sub-harness for the reverse lights and oxygen sensors. After that I'll mount the radiator shroud and fan. Then, it's done, I guess. My engine harness isn't ideal, but that's getting resolved later in the Summer. But really, the only thing preventing me from getting it started is my lack of knowledge/confidence to set up a base tune.
 
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mymmeryloss

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13bT Mazda B2600i
Pics dont work again lol.

I was told smart coils wouldn't fit under the uim on mine. Luckily I have thr adapter to the FD uim and so with some ingenuity I made a bracket and they fit nicely under there!


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magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
I give up. I don't know WTF is going on with Google Photos but I even checked to make sure they were working this morning after posting.
 

mymmeryloss

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13bT Mazda B2600i
Are you adding pics from your phone or camera?


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magnumP5

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'86 RX-7 Base, '79 RX-7 GS
Are you adding pics from your phone or camera?
Neither, I'm using a PC. I mean, I take the pictures with my phone and then they're automatically uploaded to Google Photos, but I use a computer to organize them and determine which ones go into shared folders. I don't do forums on my phone.
 

Lewis7789

Evan aka "Lady Hands"
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1995 MX-5, 2006 MZ5, 2001 Yamaha R1
I'm not hip to Google pics hosting but there isn't a privacy setting on them is there?

Please keep posting pics (that work). This is one of the last build threads on the interwebz and I love it.
 

mymmeryloss

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13bT Mazda B2600i
Neither, I'm using a PC. I mean, I take the pictures with my phone and then they're automatically uploaded to Google Photos, but I use a computer to organize them and determine which ones go into shared folders. I don't do forums on my phone.

Tapatalk on a phone is quite easy and you can post directly from your photos without having to host them.


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Lewis7789

Evan aka "Lady Hands"
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1995 MX-5, 2006 MZ5, 2001 Yamaha R1
Woo-hoo! (that's a yes)

That looks much cleaner, well done, buddy.