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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo.Jenkens View Post
    4) Run 2 cycle oil in every tank. Sounds crazy doesn't it. This is heavily debated in the RX-7 forums. The naysayers claim that the main supplier of the special blend (Protec R) is its main proponent so it must be a scam to make more $$$. Most owners I know of use it and Pettit Racing who runs rotarys in the 24Hrs of Daytona swears by it. I've heard that its pretty much the same stuff as snowmobile oil, but I play it safe.
    If that's true, put Motul 2-stroke oil in it, best you can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbo.Jenkens View Post
    The white one belongs to a friend. Its an LS1 transplant, and it breaths fire/devours peasants. When he took me for a ride it pinned me back in the seat so hard it left a bump on the back of my head. That car could get a man in trouble.
    Yes. But. Does it burninate the countryside?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiggs View Post
    Yes. But. Does it burninate the countryside?
    Well, you definitely don't want to be in a thatched-roof cottage.

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    Bwahahahahah. +eleventybillion on that one.
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    The things we do for girls who won't sleep with us.

    Patrick says:
    dads is too long so it wont fit
    so i took hers out
    and put mine in

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    How come Mazda never made a rotary powered Miata or MX-5?

    That'd be a nice combination there.

    What do you mean by burninate the country side, btw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    How come Mazda never made a rotary powered Miata or MX-5?

    That'd be a nice combination there.

    What do you mean by burninate the country side, btw?
    Beats me, a Renesis powered Miata would be very cool.

    burn-inate... think about it

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    ...is his LS1 for sale?

    On GMFS some guy posted a video of an evo with an LS1 and one guy said a guy down the road had an LS1's RX7 that was for sale for like $22,500?
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    Quote Originally Posted by my porsche View Post
    ...is his LS1 for sale?
    No, he put so much of his life into the swap & loves it so much; I don't think he'll be getting rid of it for a long time. Actually I think he was offended that I wasn't planning on getting my own LS1. My chest isn't quite that hairy, and I really like the rotary. BTW his LS1 is putting down over 400hp at the wheels..

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    $22,500 sounds about right.

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    If you wanted a Corvette you would have bought one.

    I don't understand why people change the engines in the cars. Sure it'll make it a lot faster, but it's just a Corvette in a different wrapper.

    There's no point, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    If you wanted a Corvette you would have bought one.

    I don't understand why people change the engines in the cars. Sure it'll make it a lot faster, but it's just a Corvette in a different wrapper.

    There's no point, IMO.
    Because the RX7 is lighter.
    Plus the LS1 swap makes the car lighter, sound WAY better, easier to work on/mofiy, cheaper to work on/modify. Its a win/win situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicks View Post
    Because the RX7 is lighter.
    Plus the LS1 swap makes the car lighter, sound WAY better, easier to work on/mofiy, cheaper to work on/modify. Its a win/win situation.
    Frankly, I like keeping the car stock. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slicks View Post
    Because the RX7 is lighter.
    Plus the LS1 swap makes the car lighter, sound WAY better, easier to work on/mofiy, cheaper to work on/modify. Its a win/win situation.
    except you get a V8 instead of a rotary, which has it's advantages but defies the point if he wanted a rotary sportscar.
    besides it's not exactly difficult to maintain a rotary it just requires more attention, and if you can't pay attention to a sportscar, buy a corolla.
    iirc it doesn't make it lighter either, but adds a minor amount of wieght?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    except you get a V8 instead of a rotary, which has it's advantages but defies the point if he wanted a rotary sportscar.
    besides it's not exactly difficult to maintain a rotary it just requires more attention, and if you can't pay attention to a sportscar, buy a corolla.
    iirc it doesn't make it lighter either, but adds a minor amount of wieght?
    It probably offsets it with the extra power it puts out, but yeah, it defeats the purpose of getting a rotary powered car.

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    Adds about 100lbs and barely worsens the weight distribution. A small price to pay for "the Devils Torque."

    Don't get me wrong, I love V8s especially GMs aluminum iterations. IMO the sound of an OHV V8 doesn't match the car. That said an LT5 transplant would be better than sex. I'm pretty sure its not feasible, but I haven't checked the dimensions. At the least a raised hood would be necessary.

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