Quick storyline. Back in September of 2004, I bought a black '89 RX from a scrapyard for $150. After many engines and headaches, I stripped it and put the drivetrain (minus engine) into my silver '87 GL coupe which became my "RX STi". Since the engine was blown in the coupe, I did a complete FWD 3AT -> FT4wd D/R 5-speed conversion, 5- lug conversion and a new stock EA82 SPFI. Drove the car for awhile but after a dyno session and making 71awhp, it needed more. After an unsuccessful attempt to get an EJ22T swapped and running in it, I sat on the car and did some tinkering. Last summer, I scored another black '89 RX body seeing as a friend bought the car wanting just the suspension and brakes. Sold off a few more parts and stripped the interior. Car has been a shell sitting on the side of the house for almost a year as Scarlett was getting a bunch of work done.
First pic is the original black RX and silver coupe before the coupe got swapped.
Then the silver "RX" in her glory days...
And finally, to Lazarus:brow:
When it was delivered.
After he was stripped of everything and rear suspension in with 5-lug conversion.
Interior stripped, blue interior is going back in from the silver RX.
Over the last couple days since the weather has been nice, I've gotten the silver RX totally stripped and filled with old parts I don't want/need. Also got most of the front suspension put together on Lazarus to make it mobile again and once that's done, into the garage he goes. Then a complete interior clean, exterior tear down and clean up and the blue interior mounted in.
Powerplant for the car is still up in the air but with Rob already having an EJ powered RX, mine might have to be powered by something different. Possibly an EZ30? I would go with a second gen engine with separate exhaust ports and AVCS. I have all the needed parts to drop any EJ combination into this car. Modified driveline, modified engine crossmember, correct XT6 and EJ transmission cross members and a few other parts. Also has an aftermarket sunroof which will get welded up eventually but my first goal is to
Edited by Caboobaroo, 07 July 2012 - 08:21 PM.