(MARRS-RX7) Back in the Seat

DANNY MATULA sga.racing
Wed Apr 2 02:50:53 CEST 2014


Mine was rusted pretty good where the up link on the rear suspention
mounted so it was a mater of time before it ripped the mount.. some mid 80s
Nissans had similar issues.
On Apr 1, 2014 6:47 PM, "Jack Burrows" <rx7rainman at gmail.com> wrote:

> When it comes to repairs, it seems to me that the basic rule is that
> "common sense shall prevail"  and repais requiring welding are OK as long
> as they don't exceed the stiffness of the factory assembly.  My own car (an
> 84) had some rust problems including a rusted-out floor pan near the rear
> wheel where the cage is mounted.  That wasn't frame damage, but the repair
> involved cutting out the rusted part and welding in a replacement piece.
>  Having said that, I'd be suspicious of a car with a frame rusted enough to
> require a welded repair, sounds like a parts car to me, but I haven't seen
> it.
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:14 PM, Ben Selig <Benselig at aol.com> wrote:
>
>> How do we treat repairs?   With the aging frames cracks develop , rust
>> happens..etc... Can we weld the undercarriages ?
>>  The reason I'm asking is that there's an RX7 available but there is a
>> bit of undercarriage rust.  Are welded patches allowed? The portion is
>> under the right rear wheel attached to the frame.  There is a piece that
>> has come loose...I think it's rusted off, yet attached by a bolt....
>> It was a brief inspection, so I don't know all of the rust extent...
>>
>> -Ben
>> SRX7  #22
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Apr 1, 2014, at 5:59 PM, Jack Burrows <rx7rainman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Absolutely.  If it doesn't specifically say you CAN do it, presume you
>> CAN'T.  Simple as that.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 5:42 PM, Bill <77 at stuart5.com> wrote:
>>
>>> On 2014-04-01 17:16, markwemple wrote:
>>>
>>>  Was wondering if adding a zirc fitting to the rear bushings and
>>>> greasing them is permitted?
>>>>
>>>
>>> Hey Mark,
>>>
>>> Third sentence of the Spec RX-7 rules says: "The only modifications
>>> allowed are those listed below."
>>>
>>> Which makes our rules really simple to understand: If the rules don't
>>> say you can do it, you can't do it.  So be careful with modifications even
>>> if they are intended just to improve reliability.
>>>
>>> http://specrx7.com/SRX7%20Rules%202014.pdf
>>>
>>> --
>>>  - Bill
>>>    # unknown
>>>
>>>
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