Finally got it off the jack stands and now it's moving under it's own power. Now the question is how do I get Barney's engine broken-in before the next event, since it has no papers for street. Then again, who needs break in time.
I've been working on the design of this RX7 Turbo II to 4AG transmission adapter for quite some time. But as it sits I'm only 50% done. As much as i'd like to run this setup, wanna be like Taka A. and Toshiki Y., it may also not be cost effective for me. Now I'm contemplating other avenues that may be more cost effective than this one.
After many months of off and on tinkering, I finally got the lilac special up and running this long President's Day weekend. Finally hearing the sound of my 4AG come to life. Thanks to the boss with providing the final parts to get the motor completed. Now comes the final checklist of making sure everything is well.
Racer Walt Bohren passed away days ago, but I just found out. Racing rotary cars in the 70's and 80's. Including the Racing Beat/ AkaiRX 7 (shown above) in the IMSA racing series. He helped forge Mazdas racing program in America. My condolences to family.
Before the drift days, there was Club4ag and Speetrial USA. Back then it was the diehard Corolla drivers from Club4AG making out to Speedtrial USA events. Back then it was all about Hondas, car shows and drag racing. The little known technique of drifting was only known to the circuit racers and underground canyon runners. On cool day at Buttonwillow raceway in 2000 or was it 2001, north and south corolla drivers, with a few 240SX sprinkled in, met for drift action. Back then none of the local track officials, nor the traditional grip drivers had no clue of what drifting was about or the firestorm that it was about to create in the industry.
I found some old photos of the event and scanned them in.
After working with fiberglass a few months back, decided to try my hand at some repair work. I broke a sideskirt in 2 pieces recently, so it was the perfect candidate for the repair. Always being on a budget, gotta save dollars whenever possible.
By no means do I consider myself a body person. But like with anything I always like to tinker. Lately i've been less and less entertained with doing wiring. Just like i've been bored with doing the mechnical stuff, hence why I started doing electrical stuff. Don't know why i'm just like that. I started dabbling in body work again, never was a strong point with me. I've tried many times and most of the time i end up with mediocre results. I seem to get impatient with doing body work more than doing wiring. Now i'm back at it again doing some fender work. Why? Somebody just asked for it.