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radcoon

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#721   2018-09-02 17:37          
# Soju :



Just a little update. Swapped those Chuki OEM wheels into Type-X wheels which were lying around in the storage, which somehow makes it "period-correct".



It's really lightweight, and has barely any safety features, which makes spirited driving much more entertaining!



Those pop-up lights look really good, a clear evidence of 20th century.



Also, further details on this pop-up buddy later on. :)



Ah... this RX7. Please update :)
S-Chassis' do look great and tasty !
2x ROTM 2018 :)

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#722   2018-09-02 17:52          
looking really nice !

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Soju

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#723   2018-09-06 06:48          

Here We Go Again



So... yeah. I kinda bought the '88 FC RX-7 from the Facebook tuner community in Korea. Long story short, I brought something rather unexpected.



Well, I was scrolling through some Facebook page, and found out that the FC was kinda lying around somewhere near Daegu and it was for sale around V$ 6500.

FDs are relatively common to find, but FC... is a whole different story.

Some 1st generation JDM tuners around early '00s were known to use FCs for rotary engine research. It's basically a piece of Korean tuner history.

Mr. Yoon, the owner, was maintaining the car relatively well. Let's say it is "preserved", regarding the condition and rarity of these here in Korea.

It was running well and nothing much showed any problems besides the old tires and the bushings, and some hose leaks.

Drove all the way back to Seoul for 3 hours, and this is what I got in the first place.



Front, the Watanabe wheels. Not bad for these 80's cars I guess.



Rear, the SSR mesh wheels. Not bad either, retaining its classic look.



As I mentioned before, the tires were old ones, so it will be replaced as I settle down and finish the documents and insurance completely.



The interior was pretty much basic, luckily not stripped to the bare metal, having most stock trims and fabric.

Only the driver's side seats were replaced with those Bride Brix seats. I guess the seats were once replaced, since it looks fairly new.



It somehow shows that this rotary is carrying some turbo under its hood. I have to check the whole engine since I couldn't feel any of the boost or lag.

And those fugly looking license plate. The sign of mid-00's when design was not considered at all.

I am not lying, those are actual license plates back then. Thank god it changed after few years with those better looking white ones.



I think it sits really nicely. Not too showy, not too "stock" which shows a perfect balance. I guess I found a nice rotary project after all :)



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#724   2018-09-06 19:52          
Loving the stance on the FC
would be better with Watanbes all around tho imo


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#725   2018-09-06 20:27          
:iagree:

What a nice find! FCs are definitely getting rare. Why does the plate look bad though? Don't you have a similar one on your 180SX?

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#726   2018-09-06 20:35          
What a nice FC!

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#727   2018-09-06 21:10          
I'd go all SSR's :) Nice one! And please keep the 13b!
2x ROTM 2018 :)

ErwinFenyvesi23

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#728   2018-09-06 21:15          
Wow bro , that FC is something special , I'll tell you ! I really like how clean it is ! And thinking about it ... maybe I'll visit you one day , just to hang out and maybe , if you want , review one of your awesome cars ! ;)

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#729   2018-09-07 15:59          

# Niatross : Loving the stance on the FC
would be better with Watanbes all around tho imo

I agree on the watanabes, maybe getting another pair would be next plan?

# Lagano : :iagree:

What a nice find! FCs are definitely getting rare. Why does the plate look bad though? Don't you have a similar one on your 180SX?

It was supposed to be the "revised" version of what 180SX has, but the fonts they used are just not right and didn't quite match all cars back then.

But those green plates mean something old-school among Korean tuners, maybe I could keep them, who knows :)

# Nightrunner : What a nice FC!

Thank you!

# radcoon : I'd go all SSR's :) Nice one! And please keep the 13b!

SSR's also look nice and clean, of course keeping those triangles under the hood!

# ErwinFenyvesi23 : Wow bro , that FC is something special , I'll tell you ! I really like how clean it is ! And thinking about it ... maybe I'll visit you one day , just to hang out and maybe , if you want , review one of your awesome cars ! ;)

Visit here anytime soon! It's just across the East Sea, so it will be no problem :)


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#730   2018-09-07 20:22          
Top tip: Check oil more daily than normal. They're like oil drinker.
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#731   2018-09-08 04:16          
atanabes ftw the car looks sicc man congrats
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Soju

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#732   2018-09-20 02:54          



A little update for the FC. I found a pair of used watanabes for V$ 600 and I was quite lucky to find the same size.

The FC was in the storage for one or two weeks and it didn't look good enough, but it is a still fun and interesting car to drive.



I headed to the bay down to the peninsula for a short trip.



...And I reached the bay to get some stuff I ordered from Japan.



It looks really nice even during the night!



Arrived at the place that I needed to pick some stuff up. I guess I have to check the engine, since I completely forgot to do it.



This post was edited by Soju (2018-09-20 08:41, 2 days ago)

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#733   2018-09-20 03:02          
Small wheel gang!

FCs look so good with old school wheels. Super cool car!

Do it for the ratchets

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#734   2018-09-20 08:40          
YESSSSS WATANABES ALL AROUND!! I love that FC3S, mad 90s style always gets me :-X

s t a y c l a s s y

Nightrunner

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#735   2018-09-20 10:18          
I like those wheels , your FC looks good , great job !

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