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Final Mods For The Abandoned FC RX7 Project + Test Rips!(It's Honestly Pretty Amazing!)

Final Mods For The Abandoned FC RX7 Project + Test Rips!(It's Honestly Pretty Amazing!)
all right so the

abandoned

LS FC needs just a little bit more work to be kind of fully sorted we took it to the compound found some issues fixed some of them one of them was front wheels were rubbing put some spacers on we got clearance everywhere and no more rubbing on the lower control arm put some new tires on that I had left over from the Miata so that was good and we did some other stuff for your tires to fix the rear diff issue that they diff kept sliding up at the front mount and grinding the drive shaft binding and stuff but the last and like really the biggest thing needs to be taken care of on this car there's a few but the biggest thing is wiring the wiring under here is a rat's nest I got the car like this I didn't really do anything I've been wanting to to fix it I was gonna leave it but I've had some issues with it and it's super hard to diagnose because it's such a mess and yeah I wanna fix that I also want to change the seat out I have a new nicer seat I'm just gonna have to build a seat mount for it and then those gauges basically don't work one's a wideband and the other one's an oil pressure gauge and the oil pressure if you jiggle that mess of wiring down there it jumps all over the place in pressure so yesterday i yank these Auber gauges out of my LS Miata so I have a holley digital dash in there now so I don't use these anymore so we've got oil pressure coolant temp I got to pull the sensor out of the...
final mods for the abandoned fc rx7 project test rips it s honestly pretty amazing
Miata and then put the plug from this head in to where the sensor is in the Miata we got a coolant loop while we're messing with the cooling system we're gonna have to really tit I need to change that the one that's on there is leaking so yeah anyway just got a handful of things to finish up for those of you wondering about the foeman's build yes it is dark we're getting a late start parts will be here within a day or two but I want to finish this thing up because I want to take it to the compound get some more driving in some more seat time before the next clutch kickers comp will be taking the LS Miata to compete with so yeah that's the plan Stanley's so first thing we need to do get this - out out of the way and just start tackling this wiring mess should be fun well first thing we can do essentially delete this panel like I said we're taking these gauges out I'm gonna make a new panel for the new gauges and I want to try to cover this whole thing up but we'll get there we'll get there one thing at a time so let's get this down my back switch panel up there alright I just want to make sure I get a shot of what this looks like before so if it actually comes out nice we can compare to the after but there's just so much janky stuff like they've got this one wire going to this little distribution box and then a bunch of stuff running off of here with no individual fuses or anything just one wire powering like a bunch of...
final mods for the abandoned fc rx7 project test rips it s honestly pretty amazing
stuff and stuff like that and then you know all these wires just zip tied up here so I'm gonna try to spin this out it's just tricky there's a lot going on under here for how simple it is yeah left turn maybe I don't know what that is is this say Oh reverse reverse lights we don't need those where we're going yeah okay I'm gonna take a minute take through this start sorting it out alright here's where we're at I've got some stuff pulled out there's just so much silly stuff like this like this is a ground and it's all this this whole corrugated section is a ground and it's only for something that's not being used that this goes into it for the arc switch panel but I can just run that where my other ground is and put my really ground up there and get rid of all of this nonsense and then like I said we've got this thing really the only thing on here that I'm using is the brake lights so I think they'll probably be a couple other things so instead I'm gonna replace it with this so I have a power going to this which will just click on when we click ignition and then basically it'll power up this whole little board with all these little spades four fuses with users so everything will be into Julie phew so if for example something happens and it shorts out one it's not going to take out everything on that circuit which is a lot of stuff currently so yeah anyway I'm just kind of digging through this...
final mods for the abandoned fc rx7 project test rips it s honestly pretty amazing
and trying to clean it up and organize it as best I can there's some stuff we're gonna have to kind of leave yeah like left turn right turn and this I'm gonna leave these here in case you know if I ever get rid of this car and someone wants to make it a street car or more street friendly with turn signals they can add them but I don't need them I will not be driving this car on the street except for

test

session so yeah I want to mount my obd2 port probably like somewhere right around here anyway cleans things up did I'm telling you Florida weather it was 80 something yesterday and yesterday night I woke up this morning I'm like total chilly in the house walk outside 48 degrees oh man what a time to be alive so I have most of the wiring done you can see it now so we've got all the turn signal stuff that we're not using anymore right here just kind of cleanly zip tie it up out of the way mounted the obd2 port for when I have to hook up HP tuners I want to cut that ground and shorten it it's like looped like ten times totally unnecessary I mean we got our secondary relay for our fans so basically the way I have it set up this is a relay board switch panel so when I turn the one fan on the that relay power is the one fan and then I just have a little trigger wire going to the second relay to power the other fan just that way I don't have to use two switches I'm not in this little fuse panel here so that's gonna be my ignition power...
so when I turn the ignition on anything I tooked up - that will come on so the only thing I have on on it right now is brake lights but yeah so I've still got some clean it up and zip tie in and routing to do in here but it's mostly sorted out all the craft is taken out of it it's thinned out we've only got the stuff we need we're good to go so next order of business his gauges and coolant loop I rather this thing be dumping all the coolant out so we'll take the plug out of this first then we'll take the sensor out of that there she goes oh it's windy out here boys good shocks you don't have put shocks and they make them for your car get up oh it's cold like I said it's like 48 degrees that's a the equivalent to below zero in Florida gotta find the right wrench for that okay wasn't that tight come on baby it finger tight for me finger loose the finger looser finger tight when you're taking something off I guess finger loose would make more sense but I've never heard anyone say something's finger whoops it's just hard to get to this thing a header here we need to put thread tape on this bolt I think I'm ready this time got my copper washer got my thread tape oh that was a lot that's not cooling its water but still okay cool take that down with a real ratchet so we think we're good got our sensor harassed like this guy up I'm hoping the wire reaches from this side it should had a water left over...
one thing you should not cheap out on it's hose clamps all the cheap hose clamps I've gotten are basically one-time use if that as you can see the little screw just came out of this one and it's now useless so buy nice hose clamps at least if it's something important alright the next thing we need to do in here is the oil pressure sensor so it had this really janky gauge in here it's like this one wire sensor and a Pratt all over the place see 120 0 20 50 like all over the place you can see the wire right there that green wire so anyway we got to get that sensor out and get our new sensor in but it is back here between the intake manifold in the firewall you can kind of see it right there I might I might be able to get to it I'm gonna try most likely the easiest way to do this is gonna be to just at least pull the intake manifold off and move it forward and now way I have plenty of room to get to it because this pinch weld here is it's like really in the way that's the last thing you're doing here change that sensor so that we have our oil pressure and coolant temp in boy engine John all right new sensors in so you know we just gotta plug it in we're on the wire and that wiring into the car and bolster and take manifold back on easy all right we got both our gauges in to the engine well it will pressure coolant temp and then we've got them running through the firewall there we got our wires up here to the coolant temp gauge I just...
left hooked up when I pulled it out of the Miata I want to hook both these up we'll use this to power them and yeah I want to hook them both up and get them working before we start making our plate here and put the dash back in and all that stuff all right yeah the gauge is all wired up and working it always takes me a minute to remember what to do so this is a little pressure this is coolant temp so the controllers are all the same but how you like where do you put the wires basically changes depending on what sensor and then you have to go in here and set the parameters for that sensor whether it's like a 10 bar five bar etc so anyway it always takes me a minute to remember what settings I need but we got them working now time to get our dash back and finish this up get our dash back in and then we can start making our panel here all right well the dash is back in we've got no more jumbled mess down here I mean there's some wires but you can't really get rid of the wires but everything is simple and sorted now everything's easy to diagnose nothing's extremely overly long that's like polling lists like I'm happy with it I'm happy with it so yeah looks nice to the dash back in here yeah fans working we got our little fuse box down here got our gauges working so now all we got to do is just build a panel for here for our two gauges on our kill switch should be easy enough so let's measure that out and cut a piece all right so our...
opening for that is not the same size top to bottom it's a little smaller at the top so we got to turn these corners sorry I got a move yeah you guys are in the way got a little extra gap on this side but that's about as close as I care to get it for this thing so sweet now we gotta figure out mounting make our gauge mounts holes and then our hole for our kill switch we're good to go I think that's all we need to mount all right there's my gauge cluster bezel dealio really all it needs to be well that's left to figure out is how exactly I want to mount it to this I might just have to self tapper it but there's not a lot of meat there I don't know there's not really any good way to mount it without going real elaborate and building a crazy bracket system which not trying to do all that so I don't know I'll try to figure it out mount it get it done we can move on to the seat I want to get this junkie piece of junk out of here and mount their new sparkler that I have for it in there all right if anything works oh man I wish I had a better method for attaching it to the dash here but the plastics just all destroyed the one piece of metal that tried to go into it and it broke so uh yeah they didn't quite work out for us all righty I got it done let me turn these fans off they don't need to be on check it out oil pressure cooling temp kill switch ready to rip that's all we need a little pressure and cooling v I mean I'm...
happy with it definitely doesn't look great I might if I have to take it out for let me turn this thing off if I have to take it out for an extended period of time man I almost want to do it now goblak it or at least spray paint it black for sure not huge on the aluminum look with the black but this is a via car I have to keep reminding myself of that beater cars get beater parts should make sure it says that beater cars beater parts alright cool well that Sun looks a little cleaner gauges in and working also exciting in obd2 port perfect spot so getting there once that baton this thing's become a no less less junkie piece of junk alright next thing I want to do is pull this seat out and try to get my other seat in there they're gonna make new mounts or just make adapt it to this seat mount that we have here on we have a much nicer seat in this seat is very old and janky s13 that I got a long long time ago and it was beat-up then I drove that I let someone drive my car they totaled that car and this seat was in that car when it got totaled so I'm sure it's it's bent to some extent and I just hate this seat I've always hated this seat so anyway we've got this one which is just a new seat it's the same style I really don't like these frame style seats I much prefer a fiberglass bucket but I sat in this one it's

pretty

comfortable so definitely an upgrade over that so we just got to figure out how to attach it alright you know I'm...
gonna do I'm gonna put this seat in there set it just down on the ground and see how that is height wise because with the way that other seat was I highly doubt we would fit with a helmet on I should have tried but I feel like our heads gonna hit the rollbar so we need to get the seat lower if possible so well we might be better off starting from scratch with this lean back let's definitely work so we're gonna build our own little very simple mounts well basically come straight off the front angle and down go into the factory mounts on the back probably just comes straight off holes down alright this shouldn't be too terrible let's get to work you know what since I won't do it if I finish the seat up beforehand let's clean this thing out real quick let's just dig all this crap out of here clean it out vacuum it and be done with it cuz this thing it's this stuff but if you saw the drift video you heard it just flies all right Baggett bored she's terrible terrible so let's clean it and put some gloves on I don't know what's in here alright well that was

pretty

satisfying it's not mint clean but it's a lot cleaner than a lot it's which is nice because this cars everything and it's so simple and I like being neat and simple alrighty well I've just been kind of jam and do this you can see the three holes trying out different seating positions I was gonna make it adjustable but it yeah don't feel like...
dealing with all that but anyway we've got our two front brackets we'll tie these together with a bar across and then our rear will be really simple essentially just like a bar across bolting in and then two side bolts I think we can get away with bolting it on the sides I don't know well me I'm going to

test

fit it again and then we'll see what we can do about the rear but the Front's almost done we'll have to drill our holes in the right spot and tie them together but other than that the front is almost done fits good got it on the right - bye sweet alright I just gotta get some hardware with big washers tomorrow to throw in the back here for the back bolts we leave the cooling system go take this thing for a quick drive and we are done so I will see you guys in the morning for that but calling it a night it's late see halfway bolted in yeah it's definitely in a good spot I think my head Oh queer the cage with the helmet it's gonna be tight man I do wish tits at a little lower but I can't take the pad out some we shall see but definitely fits good I'm in the right spot leg wise and shifting make sure up in the morning almost you know I can't even be mad - this

project

s build into today because what a beautiful day it is a perfect day I really thought our winter was gone for good and it was gonna get only get hotter from here but today is sixty degrees sunny blue I love it I can't I can't be in a bad mood on days...
like this I just as happy as I can be took the old Supes to Walmart to get all our stuff man I'm really starting to follow up with this car it's so fun to drive it's a it's almost three hundred we always twenty-eight hundred pounds good tires good grip good coilovers I love it man I love this thing got a bunch of Stillwater it's one of those things like I always need it you know I'd do something with the coin system I need to add water back and you distill water I gotta go to Walmart and get it's always a nuisance takes you know 30 minutes an hour out of the day which kills a lot of time so anyway yeah stocked up on that it was on a bit of a buying mission bought a bunch of other shop supplies that have been down on and I'm gonna go through this is kind of like my shelf with all my fluids and stuff I'm gonna go through later today after this video and reorganize this stuff before I dive into the next

project

after the FC is out of here we are gonna be diving back into the foeman's build I'm gonna be refreshing the Indian painting at all that and then putting it in the truck and

pretty

much everything from there so I want to kind of get to shop cleaned up before we dive back into that make my life easier the last thing I did - I got a battery for the soups it's had a battery out of one of the bins part out Miatas in it and it's not quite enough battery for the car so these Walmart ever start value craft whatever's there...
like 50 bucks a battery I mean you can't beat it I have one of mine the otter for like four years now but anyway enough jibber-jabber I'm gonna get this stuff out we're gonna finish up the SC and we're gonna take it for a drive perfect day for us to

test

drive the FC to Mexico with no plate beautiful out all right well I didn't do a great job bringing you guys along for the party but the seat is bolted in harnesses are in but everything fits good I'm gonna get spot can reach everything fine I think man we're still talking I'm gonna have to try my helmet on the thing that's if this pad is like almost removable because I might try to mess with that but let's take the sink for a drive all right well just kidding that I believe the cooling system fight helmet clears it touches a little bit on this bar but that's

pretty

much guaranteed but it clears up here yeah we got a decent bit of room and we're right in the spot we need to be to kind of be in between these bars here so that's good it won't have to mess with the cushion so cool it's a lead the coin system and then we'll go for a drive on this beautiful day all right so this is how I have to believe the coin system this car I need to get one of those funnel things but basically I got a Jack the radiator up to bring the fill point above the highest point of the engine otherwise it just won't fill up at all so I put some of this Mishimoto supercooling in it which...
would chill this stuff works really good for my performance cars and stuff and OE stuff but anyway I put some of that in there since it's an iron block just to help when you run straight water and honor and bought get so muddy so this this helps and you need some sort of additive some sort of glycol something for the de lubrication benefits with a water pump but anyway I'm gonna let this thing warm up and up to open the thermostat bleed it all out and then we're gonna go for a rip alright so there wasn't really cooling in the upper and lower hose so what I ended up doing I ended up pulling the draining the system pulling the thermostat out clean everything up put it back together filled it back up blood it and now we're men with the fans on it gets down to 140 I want to get up to 200 turn the fans on cruise down to 140 sitting here so just like the Miata Miata will go down lower than that if I let it sit with the fans on so sweet baby we had our cooling system dialed last thing we're going to do for the drive real quick Matt Happel my buddy sloppy mechanics sent me a tune file with just some changes made because I had a bone stock tune file on here like if this was in a truck which is VCM deleted so I'm gonna put that on then we're gonna go for a drive see Otis you know we should put our gloves on I get the full effect and then that way if we get pulled over in Mexico no tag the cops will think we're street racing and we'll just go...
straight to jail so we're gonna ticket logical and see it is way more comfortable we're at my wallet hold on would you get pulled over I should at least have some ID feels great where's my helmet out with my Vegas well price your CV rising as it should watch the angle ready oh yeah good ear Diaries on we got our angles sorted out no more refining it luck there's working although electric powers I gotta take these off I'm feeling such a loser although electric powered steering pump has been working really well steering feels super like uniform on you doesn't feel more wise assist and different it's white I really like it average everything sort of get a good oil pressure gauge going temp again both bands working robbing a little bit of office fans are ripping oh yeah I'm stoked man for a few days working basically no real money we got this thing from being

pretty

junky not that it's not still junk even

pretty

junky - halfway decent so SiC got everything done we wanted to get done I like how simple and clean this car will not clean but simple this car is it's very minimalistic you know oil pressure coolant temp that's it don't need anything else keep it simple one seat you know I don't know I'm really really happy with how everything went getting this thing ready for the compound and now it is ready for another compound trip which again we will be going before the next clutch kickers round which I am really excited...
about get some more seat time before the next comp and get to drive this thing more with hopefully at least the issues we know I've sorted out I'm sure we'll more will arise as always but you know we fixed everything we knew we needed a fix so I'm hyped to drive this thing again but for now that is gonna be it for this video I'll see you guys for the next one thanks for watching thanks for subscribing goodbye