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Old 05-16-2004, 10:05 AM
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Here is the scenario

The local shop that did my cutom paint has asked me to leave my car at the shop Tomorrow (5-17-04). The reason is that BASF will be there to shoot picture of cars The shop has used their Charisma/Extreme line of paint products on. Well my car was shot with both. The reason for the shoot is potential selection for their next calender. Hopefully I wil be lucky enough for them select my car. If not chosen they will still own the pics and could still use them for other promotional purposes.

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What should I call it? I giving you guys the opportunity to help decide what I put down on the make model sheet. Still don't see the problem? My car started life as an 88 GXL, I rescued it from a salvage yard, completely restored it but did not retain the rotary, It now has a 94 5.0 SBF And have been informed the RX7 designation will no longer for it.

Please give me some suggestions, I am sure you will be very creative.

Heres what I have so far, Could just call it:

A hybrid

An 88 Mazda

What I tell people when they ask, especially if they are in an un-molested 7, is that it is a PX8, (Piston eXperimental v8)

Not trying to stir crap up, genuinley would like your input on this.



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Old 05-16-2004, 10:11 AM
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rx-v8 is always catchy
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Old 05-16-2004, 11:54 AM
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RX-V8 would probably work. A lot of people think the RX stands for Rotary eXperiment or something like that. I don't think it really matters in your case.
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The R definetely indicates Rotary, i would go with VX-7 or something that kills the R or xX-7.
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Old 05-17-2004, 11:59 AM
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What I tell people when they ask, especially if they are in an un-molested 7, is that it is a PX8, (Piston eXperimental v8)

Not trying to stir crap up, genuinley would like your input on this.


you swapped a '94 5.0 in there?



i think you molested the 7, and i don't even own a rotary. you're going FI?



something with power/hope shoudl go in there, like a LT1
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Old 05-17-2004, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Authentic' date='May 17 2004, 11:59 AM
you swapped a '94 5.0 in there?



i think you molested the 7, and i don't even own a rotary. you're going FI?



something with power/hope shoudl go in there, like a LT1
I think he rescued this car from a junk yard so it was ether gonna be scrapped or customized.



I used to hate these swaps but in all honesty if the car was about to be crushed at least its still on the road.



When people inquire about my car I tell them its a TII with a 3rd gen engine swap.





So maybe you could call it a Hybrid RX-7 w/ a 5.0 swap.



The 5.0 Ford engine (while not as lite as an LS1) is a very underated Motor. I have seem more 9 second Mustangs than I have seen 9 second Rotaries. While its a heavy engine its definatly got the potential to throw down some nice power.
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Old 05-17-2004, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Authentic' date='May 17 2004, 12:59 PM
you're going FI?



something with power/hope shoudl go in there, like a LT1
"going FI"- what are you talking about?
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I am guessing Fuel Injected.
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Old 05-17-2004, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob x-7' date='May 17 2004, 02:55 PM
"going FI"- what are you talking about?
He wont be "going" anything. The car has had that engine for some time, and I dont remember offhand, but if its fuel injected, its been that way.



Got any pics? I for one, would actually like to see them.
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Originally Posted by mazdaspeed7' date='May 17 2004, 03:37 PM
He wont be "going" anything. The car has had that engine for some time, and I dont remember offhand, but if its fuel injected, its been that way.



Got any pics? I for one, would actually like to see them.
I wasnt the one who asked, I was trying to figure out what

the authentic guy was trying to say?
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