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Old 03-14-2019, 04:39 AM
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After a bunch of work. the engine was done. I had a few to choose from. In the end I just resealed a reman motor I got from mazda. It was one of the auto ones, but it passed the leak down and the comp tests. So I took it apart and then tossed a new seal kit on it! I figure it is a grenade, so I painted it accordingly. I kept the Cosmo motor for another build. It was eventually given to Chris and his widebody to assure it stayed rotary.




I brought the car in and got it ready to put the drivetrain in it!





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Old 03-14-2019, 04:42 AM
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I started on the externals. Found a good turbo that will be great for the range I am going for and got it all buttoned up!





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Wheels... I needed some! So I started looking into what I wanted to run with this kit. I ended up falling in love with the VSXX rims from Works. I called them up and ordered some custom rims for the widebody. I Got them with a 9inch lip, white faces and black bolts. The fronts to be 18x13 and rears 18 x14.5. They ended up really making the kit come together. They were not cheap hahaha.






I was so close. Again... However life has a funny way of working out... This is where the story turns. Had a falling out with my two friends. Saw the end of the rotary happen in 2015 and the profiteering start and faced the realization that I wanted a specific house more than this car. So I decided to go ahead and sell it. Turns out that the car was worth a bit more with the chassis without the kit and rims and so that is how it went. The car sold to a guy in washington the day I listed it. He came down for it instantly. The other kid came up from medford and bought a pair of rims and the kit. The motor went to a build locally and the little stuff was all passed on to enthusiasts.


I have since watched the kit change hands a couple times. It made its way from there to Vegas where it was made pink and turned into a strip show car. I noticed not too long after that buckie lang ended up with it and is now making it into something new. The front bumper seems to have been destroyed during all that, but the kits still looks good on his FD!










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Old 03-14-2019, 06:07 AM
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Nevermind. It looks like he sold it already and it is missing the fenders possibly. But there it is today! This was the last sighting of it! Nice to see the kits is still around. I would love to know what happened to my old vsxx rims. I have another widebody project I am doing and they would look nice on it!



I am still on the look out for a clean shell. I may end up buying another touring someday, but it will need to be complete and not modified. I am arms deep in a hand full of classic and import restorations right now and these were just some fun times in the past. It is interesting to see how many cars and parts I had travel the country!
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Turns out that the kit in the last picture is not my kit and was imported by Tom, circuit theory, without the front bumper and used. I remember the car that it was brought off now and it is the one from the google image search that was yellow with their logo at the bottom! Glad to know my kit is still out there and complete!
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