|So recently I was able to buy a 2004 Mazda RX8 for 200$
Well it has a 13B 4 port rotary in it with blown seals and was driven while overheating, Thus warping the rotor housing which basically trashed the motor.
Ontop of that, The car is on a "Rebuilt Title" and was in a Collision that caused minor frame damage which was repaired thoroughly and correctly so that isn't an issue to me although it affects resale price which I also don't care about.
I looked around and checked the local rotary scene around me and was able to find a guy doing an auto to manual swap on his 04 RX8 with the same motor that's in mine and talked to him and I'm going to be buying his motor, trans, driveshaft, differential, and subframe for 500$. I don't need all the extras but it doesn't hurt to keep it around just incase.
My whole plan for this car is to make a sleeper car (While its on the 4 port 13B and the auto trans) until I find a good cheap Turbo II RX7 that I can buy to swap everything over and make a drift car out of it.
I will however be welding my differential for occasional fun in the rain.
But the main modifications I will be doing is getting Turbo II rotors so I can put a decent sized turbo on the car and not worry about blowing it up with the high compression rotors that are already in it, And with the turbo II rotors I will be able to run about 18-22Lbs of boost and be Somewhat safe with it, and ontop of the turbo I have a Nitrous kit being sent to me beginning of january for the car so I can do a 100 Wet shot in it (Rotaries love NOS).
Then for cosmetics, I'm getting a big ole' fat wang for it. Not sure what kind yet, But I found a decent 72" GT wing on ebay for about 150$ that I really like. I also plan on getting a widebody kit and I've been thinking about the Pandem kit and doing that, or just going with some Duraflex fenders and bumpers but I'm still not entirely sure about it.
I'm still not extremely familiar with rotary cars, But if any of you are familiar, please tell me your opinions!
Will add more pics as time goes by