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My final 3 rotor RX-7

I been trying to convince my wife to let me get rid of my Acura TL and get something more fun as a daily (IS-F). I been on here doing some research and thought I share my current built.. a 3 rotor last generation project.

I've posted this on other forums so pardon me if you already saw this somewhere else.. However, I'll shorten things and post just pics of what's been happening since Nov. last year.


To start.. the car.. I found a guy selling a 93 VR touring FD in New Orleans. Luckily it was just a shell but didn't have a title. Seller said, it had a clean title but does not have it because the guy he bought it from never sent it. Luckily through my rotary car connections, I was able to contact the previous seller, and then the seller before that to get a clean viable title.

Here are some pics of the car when I was picking it up from New Orleans.








Next morning in New Orleans


From there car went to my friend and fabricator Walker Morgan @ Morgan Performance Fabrication



At MPFab, we installed the engine in so walker can develop a new manifold for the car.

The 20B/ 3 Rotor Engine...

Here is when it was just built.









Its from the last year Eunos Cosmo 3 Rotor, "D" series motor, broken down and rebuilt with ported intake, less restrictive 13B-REW exhaust sleeves, Balanced rotating assemblies, Lapped housings, and all new seals and gaskets... And built by one of the best builder I know.. Luis Canizales.






Engine in!







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I was initially going to use my previous 3 rotor manifold I had but my friend Walker Morgan convinced me to do something different...

Old manifold







And went with 321 SS (which wasn't cheap) and went with something different... here are some pics of Walker's art work (Morgan Performance Fabrication)





A brushed 321... equal length, bottom mount turbo (first I've seen on a 3 rotor).

One of the issues later we found was that the motor mounting kit I purchased wasn't made that well and the engine did not sit flat. It took us a half day with 3 guys trying to make things sit flat before moving farther along..



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Because I was using a stainless goodies, I had to get the flange cut perfectly flat before all the tubings got welded by Walker @ MPFab.



If flange is not flat and tubings are not welded correctly, the heat this engine will produce will warp the flange and will have a leak.

Here are some pics of the DP, turbo flange, heat shields, etc that MPFab.com made. The welding skill is one of the best in the country!!











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Downpipe is so straight, you could see the other side!





Now the set up on the engine.. with the turbo..







And the rare Titanium catback from Japan..

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More pics of the turbo/manifold set up..




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We decided to go with Bell Intercooler cores for our cooling needs. Bell Intercooler guys have been awesome to work with and shipped the parts ASAP to us.
Walker have used their product in many of his high horse power cars he had build in the past and that was good enough for me to buy Bell products.



Mocking up the V-mount set up on the 20B project..



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While MPfab was working on the other cars in the shop, I've decided to clean up the engine bay for cleaner look by removing the seam glue.







progress on the V mount





air channel plate made..








How it looks without the cardboard and radiator hose fab'd


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More pics...



Now test fitting the bumper and such..





Test fitting the RE-Amemiya carbon fender mirrors



My friend at ShineAuto made this fender specific for me with carbon bottom half.

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Thanks to Tial USA, I got a matching wastegate (water cooled) and BOV.

Here are updated engine pics.




Test fitting the Widefoot sway bar mounts that I got like 5 years ago.. and Tripoint sway bar.... making sure its not interfering with anything we custom made.



Side panels made by Walker Morgan from MPFab.com



More trimming and such to the bumper... This bumper is different from the one posted earlier as my previous paint and body messed it up.



I now have a new paint and body guy.. Jonathan Goolsby from Goolsby Customs - Custom cars and collision
Goolsby won last year's SEMA GM Design award.
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At this point, pretty much all of it has been done at Walker Morgan's place (Morgan Performance Fabrication = Morgan Performance Fabrication).

Here are couple of images before the car was once again put back to a shell to be moved to paint and body.



How it will look from viewing from front.


couple of days of cutting the bumpers.


new black wastegate from TIAL



Pulled fabricated goodies..


Now pulling the motor out and other stuff..





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Picked up the car from MPFab.com and transfer to Goolsby Customs (Goolsby Customs - Custom cars and collision).



How it sat the first day..

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next few days, I brought all my exterior parts from my home to Goolsby's..

Here are some pics of the CF goodies..



A rare FEED GT II R wing that I drove to VA to pick up.



After few days at the Goolsby Customs.. car starting to look like what it will look like



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This is awesome! It's coming along great.
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This is awesome! It's coming along great.
Thank you! More coming through out today.
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