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I bought a RX


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#1 All_talk

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:17 PM

It’s a ’87 3-door, I picked it up Friday night from fellow board member rxpilot, great guy. It’s a good runner but needs some bodywork and a few things before it becomes my daily commuter (175 miles). It surprised me how hard it pulls in the first 2-3 gears, boost seems to come in at about 2500 rpm, I can already see this is going to be a fun car. But its got a lot of miles on it so I think I should at least do rings and bearings before I start on any mods (110 lb compression with one weak hole). I put the gauge on it and took it for a run, idles at about 19 in Vac and boosts to about 8-9 pounds, 7-8 on long pulls in higher gears. The trans and diff output seals leak a bit and there is a fair about of play in the shafts (to be excepted with 250,000 miles), I think I’ll just do seals for now and plan on new bearings soon. So where is the best place to buy engine rebuild parts? What about bearings and other parts for the trans and diff?



Feeling R-eXcellent :)

Gary



P.S. will I be shunned form the board if I remove the RX stickers (there in pretty bad shape) and paint it something other than white?

#2 The Scooby

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:33 PM

no its fine with me if you take them off, sounds like a nice buy, i wish i had a 3dr RX, i saw one yesterday down I-5 south bt the lakewood exit at like 4:45, it was NICE, looked mint.


oh well nice find,
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#3 rallyruss

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Posted 29 March 2004 - 01:39 PM

nice :cool:

the play is normal on most that I haver seen. to do those bearings you need to pull apart the tranny if I am not mistaken. I made a feeble attempt at that job once. realized what was involved and I put it back together.




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