Page 7 of 9 FirstFirst ... 56789 LastLast
Results 151 to 175 of 225

Thread: 1991 Mazda RX7 - From junk, to showcar in $3,000

  1. #151
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruttolo View Post
    This falls into the "poetry" category I think.


    The car needed that wing, it completes the look
    Thank you, when I first saw the wing years ago, I knew it had to be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aethium View Post
    Major credit for This Will Destroy You;
    car looks so sick, such a great style mixed with functionality and it's always great to see someone so invested in the building as well as the driving and connection you get with your car.
    Thank you. The part you said: "... and connection you get with your car."

    That is something I am trying to learn how to grow and appreciate.















    I've had many different cars, and often dream of cars I want to have in the future.
    But funny enough, I find myself looking back at car's I've had, and missing them.
    Not for how fast or expensive they were, but for the memories I was able to make with them, and the way they made me feel.
    I want to do more of that. I want to have meaningful experiences in this car.




























    XXXX
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 07-02-2018 at 02:23 PM.

  2. #152
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    855

    Default

    Keep it up man!

    I'm a fan of everything going on exterior wise except the winglets on the front lip.
    Instagram: @Eurow

  3. #153
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyRa View Post
    Keep it up man!

    I'm a fan of everything going on exterior wise except the winglets on the front lip.
    Ouch man, I cobbled those together with my own two hands...

    Since I only like a handful of FC front bumpers, and I've got much love for drifting, this looks like the next move.







    At some point I would really like to get some lipped Work Meister or Equip 05's on this thing (or mesh SSR, or, or, or)... so I'm going to need the front end to look proportional to the rest of the kit.
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 09-07-2018 at 02:35 PM.

  4. #154
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    855

    Default

    To be fair, the only shot of the winglets that I'm not a fan of them is in that last shot. It's almost like its to hard of a step out from the front lip where they start.
    Instagram: @Eurow

  5. #155
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    COUNTRY ROAD








    TAKE ME HOME







    MOUNTAIN MAMA









    TAKE ME HOME










    XXXX
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 07-06-2018 at 02:32 PM.

  6. #156
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    110

    Default

    Looks great man!

  7. #157
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    COUNTRY ROAD
    TAKE ME HOME
    I just got this out of my head...

    Hopefully your madjdmboi RX7 doesn't go up in a nuclear explosion.

  8. #158
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shikeira View Post
    I just got this out of my head...

    Hopefully your madjdmboi RX7 doesn't go up in a nuclear explosion.
    Funny you should mention that,






    Saturday I almost sent it off for a Vikings funeral.

  9. #159
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,667

    Default

    Damn that's hot
    IG: @sebastienaudeon
    1974 Porsche 911S

    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

  10. #160
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    855

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post
    Damn that's hot
    Yea, it really gets me heated.
    Instagram: @Eurow

  11. #161
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post
    Saturday I almost sent it off for a Vikings funeral.
    Maybe I can help you out...

    Hopefully you don't get a million dollars.

    (In all seriousness, that sucks big time. Were you getting on it much?)

  12. #162
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shikeira View Post
    Maybe I can help you out...

    Hopefully you don't get a million dollars.

    (In all seriousness, that sucks big time. Were you getting on it much?)
    The clips on that cover broke a while ago and I kept putting off fixing them.

    I went on a lively jaunt in a fit of rage, and somewhere between triple-digit speeds and burnouts, it had come loose and found itself resting on my blistering headers.

  13. #163
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    RAGE RAGE RAGE










    There are those that succeed on the first attempt,
    And there are those that attempt until they succeed.














    XXXX
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 07-12-2018 at 12:54 PM.

  14. #164
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

















































    XXXX

  15. #165
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    California
    Posts
    5,667

    Default

    Okay, now we're talking! That set is fire.
    IG: @sebastienaudeon
    1974 Porsche 911S

    Quote Originally Posted by TRaNz View Post
    *pats Sebs head*
    there there.
    keep calm, go mash your face on a car window.

  16. #166
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Cool build, love the intro! Read all 7 pages.

  17. #167
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    KY
    Posts
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Miroteknik View Post







    XXXX
    HARAJUKU NIGHTS 1996 現ぅ囲

  18. #168
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by SebastienPeek View Post
    Okay, now we're talking! That set is fire.


    Quote Originally Posted by DaPrez View Post
    Cool build, love the intro! Read all 7 pages.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shikeira View Post
    HARAJUKU NIGHTS 1996 現ぅ囲

  19. #169
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default








    Been driving the car.





    Taking 1-hour and 2-hour drives to build confidence in long distance driving with this car. Some day I would really like to drive it to the ocean.






    This weekend was a 4-hour drive. Performed wonderfully. It was just me and my dream car come true. Had my music up, blasting through mountain roads, living the dream.














    Got to the lake.







    Man, I've missed this.



















    XXXX
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 07-26-2018 at 12:02 PM.

  20. #170
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Guys.....













    Went for a drive last week, heard a light ticking in the engine when I got back. Thought it was another exhaust leak I'd address the next morning.

    Got up the next morning, fired up the car, tick is much louder, and more like a knock.



    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    I listened around and it sounded like the knock was towards the bottom of the engine. Started doing research and listening to youtube compilations of knocking engines.

    Its definitely an internal knock.


    I was really mad at first, but realized something. I was going to drive the car to Seattle that weekend, and I imagined how pissed I would have been if this had happened 2 hours into the 5 hour drive there.
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    Anyway I guess the legend ends here. It has been 3 months exactly that I've had the car. 90 days of summer. 90 days of bliss. But like all good things, our days were numbered.


    Now that its over, I guess I'll share the last few pics I haven't posted yet and say my goodbyes.

    .

    .

    .

    .



    .

    .

    .



    .




    .




    .




    .




    .

    .

    .

    .

    .

    .









    Its been real.






    XXXX
    Last edited by Miroteknik; 09-07-2018 at 02:40 PM.

  21. #171
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Posts
    295

    Default

    Damn man, I'm so sad right know

  22. #172
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    12

    Default

    Man, it's always over budget for builds. But it pays off to go the extra mile to do it right.

  23. #173
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    14

    Default

    Reeebuild!

  24. #174
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,888

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by onenonlyop View Post
    These damn whips. I’ve always wanted one but intimidated by owning one lol.
    why, what could possibly go wrong?
    Quote Originally Posted by DawsonLiri View Post
    Damn man, I'm so sad right know
    life keeps beatin me down man
    Quote Originally Posted by AirRideGoesPsssssh View Post
    Man, it's always over budget for builds. But it pays off to go the extra mile to do it right.
    doing it right def helps
    Quote Originally Posted by PUNKMETHOD View Post
    Reeebuild!
    i guess..


    Heres the knock for anyone interested in diagnosing the heart condition through a potato cell phone video


  25. #175
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Lancaster, CA
    Posts
    679

    Default

    That's a knock. If you can get the oil pan off, you can do the bearings. It won't get rid of the scoring/damage that has already been done, but you'd be very surprised how long an engine will go with just new bearings on the affected rod/main.

    You just got to where this thing was making you feel human feels again for the first time in forever. Don't ditch that over a weekend repair.

    -1993 535i/5 NA-T

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •