are there any other FRC members out there who not only like to build robots, but like to build engines?
post your stuff!!! (pics are nice)
heres my highly modded turbo rx-7 which i did a full race rebuild, and am about to put the engine back in…
6 port engine
extended street port
custom straight-through 3" dual exhaust
turbo II intake mani
power steering and AC removed
electric radiator fan
stage 4 clutch
fuel pressure regulator
braided fuel lines
all new silicon vacuum hoses
As you can tell she has a Boss 302 in her. Currently it’s out of gas, dead battery, horn is ether broken or disconnected, The trans and back end are geared down so low that i can creep along at 20mph w/o touching the clutch and or gas in 2nd gear. The gas gauge thinks it has a 1/2 tank more of gas then it really does (why it’s out of gas). Then to top all of that off before i can fix anything i need to get street tires on it. Drag tires are a no no on the roads of NY state i guess. I mostly fell in love with this car for the exhaust (This is the loudest car i have ever heard thanks to flowmaster and no cats on the pipes) and I loved the price of 2.5k
i am about to buy a 1966 mustang… im hoping im going to get it this week!!! it does need bit of work… but not to much… and i think i can get it for right about $800!!! i will get some pics when i get it…
I’ll post a picture of the engine I put in my truck when I was still in high school…not too sophisticated, but in 1979 a 15 second (in the quarter mile) pickup truck was quicker than any new car you could buy!
yea one of the Subaru Clubs(CT subaru Crew) I belong to was going to enter an old subaru into the 24 hours of lemons…turns out $500 subies are hard to come by…
But heres my car…purchased with intent to mod, but im a broke college student and the type of racing i’ve gotten into(Rally-X) isn’t too friendly to my car’s health,
Heres a few pics of the last rally-X i was at and the aftermath and a pic of messing around in the snow
its a 1996 Subaru Impreza L Wagon.
I get my subie DIRTY
It’s awesome to see so many RX-7’s on here!!! I LOVE those cars!
Also good see such a variety of interest (import to american muscle to 24 hours of lemons to mudracing yada yada yada)
All these cool race type events that people in CT are involved in!
The only thing I’ve ever done is indoor Karting, and outdoor AutoX type events (with a full size electric car mind you… )
Anywho, where are these races held that are in the pics?
dude i live for robotics and cars. I’m only 16 but i get my license on April 1,2008 i can not wait to finally drive my camaroZ28 , ive rebuilt that engine with my dad.
The First one is a 1986 Camaro Z28 w/ 305 four-barrel carburetor, it needs some TLC, such as new audio components, front suspension, and i want to throw some goods on it too such as a new carb and intake manifold(not sure what size), posi with disk brakes.
The second one,the red one, is my dad’s 1984 Firebird Trans Am, same engine as the camaro except the car only has 49,000 original miles. Manual tranny and thats about it.
My aunt said if i want i can restore her her 1971 Dodge Challenger.It doesn’t have a Hemi, but im easy to please. Ill post pics if i ever get them:D
I love F-bodies… thats all i can say,even though my dad’s daily driver is 2003 Mustang with a V6
A ton of guys at my school drive Camaros, but my family is all about the blue oval. Not bashing GM or Dodge, but I think that the Mustangs ability to of been introduced in 1964 and then still in 2008 being sold, ever being discontinued. Even thought the gas shortages in the 1970s. But they are still being made even today over 40 years down the road. I’m not saying all Mustangs are great cause there where some really bad Mustangs out there.