noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, the clean one from Texas

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noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, the clean one from Texas

Postby noob5,000,000 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:58 am

So a while ago I spotted this car for sale on rotarycarclub, the car looked really clean and everything, but the guy wanted $1500 and it didn't run. I was like 'Sweet, but that's a bit much.' Then eventually the price came all the way down to $500 and I was like 'zomg!' So me and my dad drove down to Texas to pick it up and trailer it back.

The car is a 1986 base model. 4-lug (son to be fixed), no sunroof (I love them that way, that's why I have 2 :lol:) with a solid as hell unibody. It has 82k miles and doesn't run de to electrical issues. The engine is fine and makes good compression, it just won't start. I'm sure I'll have it figured out by tomorrow (I have a few ideas floating around in my head). I'm satisfied with the car, it's definitely worth the 35 miserable hours we spent on the road for it :lol: .

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^somewhere in Illinois

zomg! I has rockers and quarters now!! :P
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I'll get a few more pics after I wash it tomorrow, hopefully a running video too :P .
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby ColJessip » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:59 am

If you bought that from a tire stop, I drove past that every day for a year straight.

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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby noob5,000,000 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:02 am

ColJessip wrote:If you bought that from a tire stop, I drove past that every day for a year straight.

Nope. I bought it from the side of a guy's house in Texarkana, and he got it from Louisiana. Where would this tire shop be located :suspect: lol jk.
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby ColJessip » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:04 am

Down the street from me :D

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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby Leedeth » Sun Apr 19, 2009 2:27 am

That's awesome! Congrats dude, clean car.

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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby mtheis » Sun Apr 19, 2009 11:11 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:it's definitely worth the 35 miserable hours we spent on the road for it :lol: .

noob5,000,000 wrote:I bought it from the side of a guy's house in Texarkana

At least you didn't have to drive very far south. That's right on the Texas border.
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby kwak88 » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:29 pm

looks like a great project car..!

im a sucker for 80's japanese sports cars..as i have a 87 ZX... lol

good luck and hope to see some banging pics when all work is completed
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby watkins » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:08 pm

noob5,000,000 wrote:Image

Cheers to the happy couple!
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby theholycow » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:20 pm

mtheis wrote:
noob5,000,000 wrote:I bought it from the side of a guy's house in Texarkana

At least you didn't have to drive very far south. That's right on the Texas border.
...and there's beer in Texarkana.
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby wannabe » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:32 pm

nice car :)
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby Tinton » Sun Apr 19, 2009 4:14 pm

They're like crack right? Nice! 8)
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby noob5,000,000 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:31 am

Leedeth wrote:That's awesome! Congrats dude, clean car.

Thank you. It is quite clean indeed, I'm happy.

mtheis wrote:At least you didn't have to drive very far south. That's right on the Texas border.

Very true. It's crazy how big of a state Texas is :shock:

kwak88 wrote:looks like a great project car..!

im a sucker for 80's japanese sports cars..as i have a 87 ZX... lol

good luck and hope to see some banging pics when all work is completed

Yes, '80s Japanese cars are very FTW. Hopefully I'll have some washed pics tomorrow if it doesn't rain again.

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Cheers to the happy couple!

They are registered at ATP Turbo, Mazdatrix and Racing Beat. :mrgreen:

theholycow wrote:...and there's beer in Texarkana.

Guy I bought the car from said it was a dry county :shock:

wannabe wrote:nice car :)

Thanks.

Tinton wrote:They're like crack right? Nice! 8)

Yes they are. :lol: I used the Lay's potato chips analogy, you can't have just one. :lol: Old cars with pop-up headlights UNITE!!

paul34 wrote:I don't think those rockers are original, at least, its not the original paint. But it doesn't really matter 8)

If you're referring to the orange peely surface on the rockers, that's normal. I guess it's to prevent rock chips. Every FC I've ever seen has been like that.
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby theholycow » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:33 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:
theholycow wrote:...and there's beer in Texarkana.
Guy I bought the car from said it was a dry county :shock:
Uh-oh...the boys are thirsty in Atlanta. What's it gonna take to bring beer back to them?
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby padauk_dust » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:21 pm

Man that is a nice car. It will clean up super well I imagine. Can't wait to see it running.
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Re: noob5,000,000's 1986 Mazda RX7, take 2

Postby DKaz » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:42 pm

Nice RX-7! Can't wait to see what you do with it.
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