SVTAdrenaline
SVTAdrenaline New Reader
10/4/23 9:28 p.m.

I have a Peter Farrell Supercars RX7 project that should be considered a roller, along with a pretty darn complete untitled parts car that starts and drives but is pretty rough, and a few spares.  Located near Richmond, VA. 

The car came to me as an active track day car.  We updated the cage at Piper Motorsport and prepped it for ITE competition in the SCCA.  I blew it up, and started a long, frustrating, and incomplete path to getting it back to active service.  

After swapping the engine, we got it run in twin turbo configuration, but it would break up at high RPM.  It went to shops in in 3 states, all rotary specialists, and no one ever got it running well enough to race it.  Along the way it got new wiring harnesses, standalone engine management, coils, injectors, rebuilds... and it never stopped the breakup at high RPM.  

After a few years of chasing that configuration, we pulled the twin turbo and swapped it out for a bridge ported, naturally aspirated engine.  The rotating assembly was lightened and balanced, and a standalone engine management system was put in.  I don't even remember the brand now.  Shocker: the same high RPM problem existed.  

We took it to FL, and the root problem was finally determined.  There was a break in the FI harness that only caused problems when it got up to temp.  However, there were other challenges that never got resolved.  The standalone was swapped out with another, an AEM unit.  The car ran like a champ.  For about 2 sessions.  Then would get hard to start, and then would start losing power.  Compression lost.  It was rebuilt with fresh seals.  We repeated that cycle a couple more times, and the car has sat since 2019.  It does not run, but all of the components are still there and connected as they were when it died at Road Atlanta in 2019.  Body needs TLC, but it's been inside since I've owned it, so it's not rusty.  Trans and rear are good.  Suspension is old, predating my ownership, and should be updated. 

The parts car is a 94, starts and runs, and is pretty close to complete.  No title - I bought it as a parts car for the PFS racer, anticipating needing hard to find parts.  It's a flood salvage car with no title, no airbags, no stereo... but most everything else is there.  I would rebuild it completely before doing anything other than loading and unloading from a trailer.  There is certainly enough there to get the PFS car back to twin turbo if someone wants to vintage race it. 

I don't have a hard and fast number in my head.  At this point, I'm hoping someone wants to take them and get that great PFS car back on the track.  I'm not giving them away, though!  :^)   If there is insufficient interest, I will consider separating, start parting them out, or maybe something else entirely.       

I will check this nightly.  If there is legitimate interest, we'll figure out how to get in touch.

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/4/23 9:33 p.m.

I have soooo much want for an FD. I have nooo money so I will never have an FD. sad

Very cool projects-good luck with the sale! smiley

SVTAdrenaline
SVTAdrenaline New Reader
10/4/23 9:35 p.m.

In reply to MrJoshua :

Thank you!

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
10/4/23 10:46 p.m.

Let us know if you start parting out.  I could use a 3.9 or 4.1 rear-end for my rx8 project.

 

These are the most beautiful cars ever made in my opinion.

 

Dream car for me!

 

Glws!

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/5/23 1:20 a.m.

In reply to SVTAdrenaline :

Do you have a ballpark figure in mind? 

brandonsmash
brandonsmash GRM+ Memberand New Reader
10/5/23 9:50 a.m.

I'm conditionally interested. I'm on the other side of the country but could possibly arrange shipping if the price were right. I've been lusting after an FD RX7 for, oh, only about 25 years now. 

johndej
johndej SuperDork
10/5/23 10:17 a.m.

Those are hot! I'm in Richmond but out of town for the next week if anyone wants eyes on them.

Patrick
Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/23 11:21 a.m.
yupididit said:

In reply to SVTAdrenaline :

Do you have a ballpark figure in mind? 

What he said

Robbie (Forum Supporter)
Robbie (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/23 11:52 a.m.
Patrick said:
yupididit said:

In reply to SVTAdrenaline :

Do you have a ballpark figure in mind? 

What he said

What they said

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ UltimaDork
10/5/23 11:56 a.m.

Titled shell (using the term very loosely) near me if somebody needs that piece to make this puzzle work: fb marketplace ad

Spearfishin
Spearfishin Reader
10/5/23 12:25 p.m.
Robbie (Forum Supporter) said:
Patrick said:
yupididit said:

In reply to SVTAdrenaline :

Do you have a ballpark figure in mind? 

What he said

What they said

What all of them said.

I'm two hours away and used to have an FD that I sorely miss. 

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/5/23 5:56 p.m.

I'm an hour away. Always wanted an fd lol. Even if I just put them in storage for a few years. 

SVTAdrenaline
SVTAdrenaline New Reader
10/5/23 10:28 p.m.

Thanks, all, for the feedback and interest.  I'd say looking for mid-$20s.  I have edited down some pics from my phone.  If anyone wants anything specific beyond that, I can get it this weekend.  Just let me know.

SVTAdrenaline
SVTAdrenaline New Reader
10/5/23 10:33 p.m.

Parts car is a 94 Touring - pretty close to stock.  Was outside for 8 years just sitting with an occasional startup.  Looks remarkably good considering.  I have undercarriage photos somewhere that I'll try to get up.  Electrical is a bit unhappy - brake lights are always on.  Blows a little smoke on idle, a little on startup, but sounds healthy.  Brakes are dragging - possibly just the horrifically rusted rotors.  I have a video of it running from the last couple months I will try to get posted as well.  I move this in and out of the shop under its own power.  

SVTAdrenaline
SVTAdrenaline New Reader
10/5/23 10:35 p.m.

The stuff I know I have right now.  It's possible something else may come out of the woodwork when I get around to cleaning up the shop, which is a total train wreck right now.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/5/23 10:38 p.m.

Damn all ya'll drooling all over this like it's an FD or something.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
10/9/23 1:08 a.m.

In reply to SVTAdrenaline :

Mid 20s is a bit more than I was hoping. GLWS though

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