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Power atenna

Hey.. sorry to drop in on the thread. .but i was wondering if you (ZE-POWER) or JoeyV knows if a 93' mx-6 power antenna assembly is the same as a 93 FD3S?. Seeing as you guys both own RX-7's, i figured one of you might know.. I have an FD myself (big secret - i havent told anyone yet) and havent done much yet, and its currently down for the count, but i am curious if a power antenna from an mx-6 is the same as that for an FD3S.. Thanks a lot, in advance.
 

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Thanks a lot for the input Joey. Have you actualy had a chance to look at the rx-7 one, and can you note any obvious differences? Any idea how much work it is to get at the rx-7 atenna (do u have to remove all the bose stuff in the trunk?) - also do you guys know about a place called Mazdees in Ontario? Heard anything good? I am knowledgable with my mx-6 and other vechiles but just get despressed when i look under the hood of the 7 (for lack of knowledge) - i would like to learn a bit eventually, but i also want to drive it by next summer so im thinkin of letting Mazdees look at my 7. Thanks alot for your help in advance.
 

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thanks for the input anthrax but im trying to keep it OEM and original as much as possible. If you have any idea how rare a 93 FD3S - LHD RX-7 (Canadian model) actually is, you may appreciate keeping it original..
 

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I don't see anything wrong with adding small tasteful modifications. Something like replacing the antenna isn't going to touch the value of the car :shrug:
 

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Looking very good! Nicest RX7 I've seen in one heck of a long time.

Congrats!
 

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That is most likely what i will be doing Joey.. thanks; i just thought if they were the same part from OEM, and i have two good working mx-6 ones, why spend the arm and a leg for one at the dealer.. just my thought. Figured it was worth looking into first anyways.
 

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Haven't update this for awhile since the car broke down on me last September, she's ok tho, just a bad injector O-ring that caused severe flooding to the front housing :)

With me spending a lot of time to restore the M-Edition in September and October, and got engaged in November, I pretty much just let it sat over the winter. I finally got back to it in March, did a compression test with Rotary Diagnostic tester and the result were great, over 100psi on all faces. Found out the secondary injector was the problem, swapped it out, did the simplified sequential and she's back on the road again. Been driving her to work the past few days and she is running great :D

With the wedding coming up in September, she won't be getting a lot of upgrade this year. Maybe something small like side skirt, retrofit headlight or dual oil cooler. However, I did scored some 99 Spec tail for cheap, the lens are all scratched up tho so I'll be swapping lens over from my stock tails :)

 

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Haven't update this for awhile since the car broke down on me last September, she's ok tho, just a bad injector O-ring that caused severe flooding to the front housing :)

With me spending a lot of time to restore the M-Edition in September and October, and got engaged in November, I pretty much just let it sat over the winter. I finally got back to it in March, did a compression test with Rotary Diagnostic tester and the result were great, over 100psi on all faces. Found out the secondary injector was the problem, swapped it out, did the simplified sequential and she's back on the road again. Been driving her to work the past few days and she is running great :D

With the wedding coming up in September, she won't be getting a lot of upgrade this year. Maybe something small like side skirt, retrofit headlight or dual oil cooler. However, I did scored some 99 Spec tail for cheap, the lens are all scratched up tho so I'll be swapping lens over from my stock tails :)

Nice score! :tup: Id love to get my hands on these tails eventually.. just cant justify it with the engine being in rough shape..
 

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The front rotor housing is f'd. It needs seals and a true re-build. Its got about 30psi for compression.
 

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That sucks, what happened? Boost spike?
Sure does;

Not sure at all really.. didnt even put 2500 km's on the car and it started running REALLY rough.. so i had it looked at, and well the owners before me had poured desiel fuel and seafoam in the front rotor housing to fake the compression soo it was driveable before they sold it to me.. good times lol :tup:
 

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Hmm I don't know how that'll work, even if it does the car should drive funny shortly after you bought it. If you were able to put 2500km on it then maybe it is something else, have you done a compression test?
 

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yes i have done a compression test.. the front rotor housing is at 30 psi... and the rotor housing was full of desiel and seafoam. It definitely faked the compression for longer than i would have thought too but apparently it worked cuz it drove good... 2.5 hours one way when i brough it home, and then another 1500-2000km's and she started shaking at idle; it was missing soo bad. so i had it looked at; and thats when the desiel found and the low compression was confirmed. lol
 

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What tool did you use to test compression? Just a piston tester with the bouncy needle test? What's your vacuum at idle?

I don't see how they can fake the compression with seafoam and desiel, if you are running on 1 rotor all these time your engine will shake like a paint shaker, you can't possibly put 2.5 hrs drive on it plus another 2000km.

I would have it look at by a Rotary specialist.
 

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Swapped the lenses on those tails and installed the 99-Spec, took her our for a spin and snapped a few pictures :)







 
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