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My new new car

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by thsancho86, May 26, 2008.

  1. thsancho86

    thsancho86 Member

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    My new car

    So after getting everything ready I picked up my new car last week. Its a 84 RX-7 GSL that was a basically gifted to me from my step dad because he wanted more room at their new house for their boat trailer and other cars. I had been wanting it for years and had been saving up for a while for a project of some sort and now that one. No real big plans for it, I'm just going to keep it stock, maybe except for some suspension changes but nothing major.
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    I've already started to fix the little bit of rust that was on it, then I'll worry about cleaning this mess up
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    and eventually get this ding out of it.
    Thoughts and comments welcome.
     
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  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    can't beat free! nice little car to play with.
     
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    Nice car, the interior looks like it's in really good shape too.
     
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    Yeah, there isn't even a crack on the dash after all these years.
     
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    nice man. welcome to the rotary world! i own an 83 rx7 gsl.
    they are a blast to drive. i got a question tho, could u start the car the first time u cranked it?
    haha:p
     
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    lol yeah I could, had to choke it though. In winter it will be hell to start though. Yeah they handle great and are a blast, there is nothing like leaving dual black marks in a rear wheel drive.
     
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    How are you liking that high-tech stereo? :D
     
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    Haha, hey at the time it was top of the line...24years ago :D. Its gonna stay in there to keep it all looking the same though.
     
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    FB's are amazing little cars..... make any kind of power and they will fly.
     
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    I've only driven this one and a FD which was fast as hell. This one has around 141k on it so it only get babied around except for the occasional push but when it does pop I'm going to pull it and replace it with one of these Rx7 World.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    nice little car, one of my friends had the next gen up and that was a fun little car, he ended up blowing it up and trading it for a del sol.

    I can tell you're young, this seems to be your first RWD car, I don't want to seem like your daddy. But you should definitely not over estimate your driving skills. The car is forgiving but not THAT forgiving where you'll catch every slide. All I'm saying is be careful.

    Oh, congrats on the car!! :D
     
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    Actually he could call your daddy if he swings your way.

    Nice car, I have always liked those.
     
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    Gotta love rotary engines. They rev nice and high.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Thanks, but yeah they really aren't that forgiving, I've read about people removing the rear sway bar to lessen the snap oversteer. Thanks for the advice but I don't overestimate myself, in fact I tend to stay on the more cautious side. I just kick the back out every once in a while from a stop, nothing like trying to drift or anything. I have been to the Panoz racing school down at Road Atlanta (I think mazda has taken it over now thought) for the day long class so i have had some serious practice. Sometime I want to go back for the program that takes up an entire weekend.
     
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    nice, near mint, you are lucky
     
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    Thanks, the interior is perfect but the outside is in need of new paint, silver doesn't fair well after a while.
     
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    :thumbsup: nice car. had a chance at buying one of these but turned it down. Liking it so far then?
     
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