Old School: My 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II FC3S

I found a stash of old pictures while cleaning out my home office.. that, in turn, triggered some memories of having pics of my old cars in some album in my Shutterfly account.. seeing pics of my FC conjured up a few memories.. mostly of the days when we used to cruise the street races in Rowland Heights, Compton, Ontario, San Diego, and Sylmar.. street racing has been in the news lately, usually because it caused some kind of horrific car accident.. but back in the day, it wasn’t like that.. strangely, people back then had more common sense than a baseball and wouldn’t do anything stupid.. but like anything else in life, you put enough people together in one area and you’re bound to get a few common senseless baseballs making u-turns in the middle of the street in front of two cars.. or guys racing down the street with no headlights on because they thought that decreasing “drag” on the alternator would magically pick up 5/10ths in the “quarter mile”.. anyway.. I’ll save that discussion for another day.. my main purpose of writing today was just to show my loyal reader(s) that my RX7 did in fact run at one time..

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Here was a picture taken with some POS point and shoot film camera.. in the background, you can see the original Dynamic Autosports shop.. you can’t see it in the picture, but just behind the car, there were two of the crappiest couches you ever saw.. but I probably spent half my college days sitting in those couches.. watching cars drive by and chasing the roach coach for a tuna melt.. there’s also a Street Fighter arcade game back there somewhere.. those were the days.. 😆

The car is sitting on 17×8 Work wheels.. forgot the model.. but they weren’t my wheels.. they were De’s wheels from his 91 MR2 Turbo.. he had crashed it trying to show off his road racing skills in the Irvine Auto Center when he spun and smacked a car in front of the Chevrolet dealership :mrgreen: .. at its prime, my RX7 had a 2.5″ downpipe connected to an HKS large diameter exhaust system.. fuel was “controlled” (and I use that term loosely) by an HKS PFC F-CON with the HKS FCD (Fuel Cut Defenser). I have a Centerforce clutch, Tokico (blue non-adjustable) shocks in the front, HKS EVC I (Electronic Valve Controller, version 1, which was way better than version 2 or 3), HKS SBC (Scramble Boost Controller), a Momo steering wheel and Momo shift knob.. for sounds, I had two Rockford Fosgate 8″ subs in a box, Boston Acoustic separates up front, BA coaxs in the back, a Kenwood headunit and EQ with 10 disc changer, all driven by an ADS PQ10 and some amp that I can’t remember now for the subs.. yeah, thats all I can remember right now..

I have pics of the car I bought as a daily driver after voluntarily disassembling my RX7.. I’ll save those for another post later..

5 thoughts on “Old School: My 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II FC3S

  1. I’ve been looking for somone who has an EVC 1. Maybe you can help me. Is yours setup for internal or external wastegate? If it’s internal can I ask you a favor? Could you pop open the controller head unit and tell me/show me what postion the dip switches are? I know I don’t know you and it may sound rather odd request but, I got this EVC and can’t use it cause it’s setup for external wastegate. Thanks for your time. John.

  2. i have an 87 rx7 as well i bought the car and got it home and none of the accesories work and the car will turn over but would not start my friend and i were hooking up the stereo when my friend pulled on an unused speaker wire under the driver side dash and the accesories started working and the car started i drove it for a lil wile that day then it cut off on me and had the same problem that it had be4 any ideas of wat it could be.

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