How to lose 700lbs

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solfly
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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by solfly » Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:00 pm

i wonder if its all in the valve seals or if it needs rings too

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:39 pm

It blows oil after decelerating in gear so the main culprit is the valve seals. The rings may need a refresh but I'm not digging into the block until this winter.
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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:11 am

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Why is the hood off? Because it looked like this.
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Not anymore:
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"Why kill it? - When you can overkill it."
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL (Hillclimber)
1987 Mazda RX7 GTU (Lemons)
2008 Mazda Miata
2005 Ford F-250 Diesel
2007 Toyota Prius (The Fast Car)
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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:31 am

2nd in CSP, 5th fastest raw time, 7th fastest PAX. Need to dial things in with the R888's but the car is a real ball.

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More photos from the day here:
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"Why kill it? - When you can overkill it."
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL (Hillclimber)
1987 Mazda RX7 GTU (Lemons)
2008 Mazda Miata
2005 Ford F-250 Diesel
2007 Toyota Prius (The Fast Car)
www.DaveEstey.com

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by solfly » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:40 am

ha ha, not responsible for the hood

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:46 pm

I don't suppose anybody knows how much the rear glass weighs?

The "Excessive Lightening" penalty won't bump me up a class for the hillclimbs (S4) so I'm looking to drop some more weight and take the car back off the roads.
"Why kill it? - When you can overkill it."
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL (Hillclimber)
1987 Mazda RX7 GTU (Lemons)
2008 Mazda Miata
2005 Ford F-250 Diesel
2007 Toyota Prius (The Fast Car)
www.DaveEstey.com

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:54 pm

Found a photo posted online from Twin State Speedway's run what ya brung race.

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"Why kill it? - When you can overkill it."
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL (Hillclimber)
1987 Mazda RX7 GTU (Lemons)
2008 Mazda Miata
2005 Ford F-250 Diesel
2007 Toyota Prius (The Fast Car)
www.DaveEstey.com

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by Goldmember » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:11 am

:D Sweet! Great to see it getting action again!!

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by Goldmember » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:21 am

The whole hatch weighs about 65-80 lbs. I've never weighed it, but I have had a spare from a 91 for years and moved it many times.

I'm building a 88 Si into an EP ride myself. Lexan in the rear hatch is very soon on the to-do list.

If you ever do a swap, I'd be interested in your stock motor. I'm stuck in XP right now because I'm running a ZC DOHC, but I'd like to build up a D16A6 and drop down to EP.

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Re: How to lose 700lbs

Post by DaveEstey » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:44 pm

I'll trade ya! I'm replacing the valve seals before Ascutney II.
"Why kill it? - When you can overkill it."
1987 Mazda RX7 GXL (Hillclimber)
1987 Mazda RX7 GTU (Lemons)
2008 Mazda Miata
2005 Ford F-250 Diesel
2007 Toyota Prius (The Fast Car)
www.DaveEstey.com

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