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'78 Mazda RX-7 #1 FINISHED - "Shockwave" Turbo


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This was the 1st one I was working on between http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/124820-78-rm-mazda-rx7-1-first-posted-wip-in-a-while/, which i've yet to make any further updates on due to life and what not.

This has the Cafe Racer add-ons and extra. Mods include replacing the molded suspension springs and shocks with finer ones from the spares box, along with lowering and adjustments to the ride hight. Wheels are from the '77 Monte Snapper and tires from the PL 2004 GTO and disc brakes are from the spares. Engine is the rotary 12A with a custom built turbo setup made from a big azz truck turbine and exhaust pipe scraps, going to a radiator/intercooler modified from a 94 Mustang with an air filter from the spares. Exhaust is mostly stock with some tweaking and a new muffler. Paint is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metallic Blue over Rustoluem Aluminum, cleared with Future, and the interior is Testors flat tan with flat black dash and accents.

 

 

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Shot of turbo from underside

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Sorry for the slightly grainy pics and whatnot, that's what my S5 takes and i'm in the process of getting some white background for a neater photo environment.

Edited by RickRollerLT1

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Nicely done, Richard

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Looks pretty good!

 

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Sweet!  Makes me want to go for a fast ride...

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LOVE IT!!......very cool!!!

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Nice build!

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I like it.

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I always liked RX7's. You did this one justice!

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