Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Altamonte Springs FL
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Long, 2wd samurai rotary rx7 project.
Have a lowered suzuki samura that has a mazda rotary engine and transmission installed.
2wd unit, no transfer case, custom cross member for the transmission, custom rear driveshaft (I'm REALLY conserned about this, the zook has the offset rear axle?!!!), I might want the turbo rotary engine? 2~3" exhaust (I don't really want a phat silver trashcan pipe on the back..), larger radiator (I think I'll need a larger rad..), power steering?? air conditioning???
I'm thinking the mechanics (engine mount, tranny mount, fuel, exhaust, electronics, and cooling) will not be too dificult.
I've never seen a 2wd rotary conversion with out a transfer case.
I'll need to attack the rear end ratio, I'm thinking because I'll weigh 2200lbs that the stock 3.73 will be fine. Maybe a lockrite would be added into the rear for traction. Traction will be via some phat street tires (23~26" is what I'm brousing now and 12" or so wide).
Things I'll need to resolve:
Engine mounts, transmission mounts, transmission bracketry, driveshaft tech, rear gearing tech, exhaust routing, fuel delivery (probably a walborl pump if I go carbed), OIL COOLING (forgot [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]), radiator tech, air conditioning tech, electronics tech (seems there'd be very little to wire.), vacuum system if I go turbo (I think they have a vacuum pump?), and my current spring/suspention (track bar, panhard bar) setup.
Ooh, I've got this tossing around. Stock rear suspention, front suspention is RUF (rear springs up front) with a 1~2" lowering block for the stock look. Normal shocks and bump stops would be installed too.
I'd like to have this project done within one month and less than 1000 dollars.
Think it'll happen?