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hi, i am currently learning mechanics in college..
i was wondering if a rx7 fc, was a good car to work with (if anyone has exp.)
i dont want to be working on my tc, well, because i dont want to mess it up..

or if anyone can recommend a good cheap rwd car, that would be great.
 

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RX-7's are RWD? ( I honestly don't know)
 

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I see..... RX-7's woudl be good to work on and learn things on.. Are they rotary also?
 

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You can still learn valuble things about automobiles with a rotary engine. Justk now that it is in fact ROTARY.
 

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If you like replacing apex seals, buy an FC/FD Rex. They are notorious for breaking at the slightest sign of detonation, even in stock engines.

Rotaries are very cool engines, but they are very different from piston engines. If you want to be a rotorhead, rock on. Don't expect the lessons learned to be directly applicable to the piston engine world.
 

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hey guys thanks for the info., i dont think imma be going for rx-7's..,
also i was just looking up mr2's - they are kinda pricey, but considerable.
and would you think a 240sx would be a better choice?
thanks for the replies
 

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240sx's are nice. It's definitely a tuner car.
 

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SimpleSpirit knows what hes talkin bout. While your at it just try to put a RB26DETT in it
. But seriously, go with the 240sx. I was thinking of getting one and fixing it up but I wanted reliability.

-Eric
 

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They are only notorious for getting blown because people don't know how to take care of them or appreciate them. True they are very high maintenance but it pays off when shes running great.

But yeah, it would be fun to work on one as a mechanics project, otherwise you'll have to learn the hard way and have lots of cash in your pocket or know some very talented friends.
 

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Originally posted by NewBlue@Jan 23 2006, 04:53 PM
They are only notorious for getting blown because people don't know how to take care of them or appreciate them. True they are very high maintenance but it pays off when shes running great.

But yeah, it would be fun to work on one as a mechanics project, otherwise you'll have to learn the hard way and have lots of cash in your pocket or know some very talented friends.
Umm. No. Far too many FD owners replaced stock engines on stock cars under warranty. A personal friend of mine went through three (yes, THREE) engines under warranty with ZERO mods. He went on to build the first private 900+ hp Supra in the US, he knows what he is doing.

They are fragile under boost, period. It is possible to build them strong, but you can't meet all the various requirements the Feds and the States levy on you if you are manufacturer.

If you plan to get a rotary, plan to replace the engine with a rebuilt unit with stronger apex seals. This is no mystery to rotorheads, they know what the problems are and how to solve them. Just expect it, plan for it, and when you have finished, enjoy the car. I've never driven any streetable car that was as much pure fun to drive as an FD.
 

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yeah, well, that is an FD your talking about though....
i think it cost way to much for me for a fixer..
2 of my friends have them and are fixing them constantly..

but is having tons of fun driving them.
i dont think FC's are as good performance-wise (the one i was considering to get)
 
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