Rich Mills' 1994 R2

THE GREEN MONSTER!

Well folks this color takes the cake. There is no other like it. This car was originally owned by one of our former members Ed Hahn who sold the vehicle to Rich Mills. Ed moved onto more exotic machinery and purchased a Lotus Elise. So Rich's car, was sent through a color transformation after one of Ed's track mishaps. Collectively the members of the 7 Up Club were all somewhat skeptical of Ed's prospective choice of colors but he managed to prove us all wrong. The color is fabulous. A beautiful metallic flake green. The color is an OE Ford Mustang (now this IS ironic!) color: "Electric Green Metallic."

The work was done at WagonWorks in Virginia for the cool sum of...... A LOT. WagonWorks did a fine job and went as far as painting door sills and hatch gutters, removing all trim and lighting, painting the nose and mudguards separately, etc etc Like I said the cost is reflected in the results.


The beauty is in the details - painted door jams and sills to match

Green with envy!

FIND OUT THE REASON THE PAINT COLOR WAS CHANGED!
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PERFORMANCE MODIFICATIONS


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ENGINE/POWER


Introductory note: This car has a long and storied history. It was the first of our group to join the illustrious single turbo club. This was somewhat not entirely by choice. It appears that at the fall MADS event in 2000 the car cooked the ignition which subsequently caused things to get VERY hot thereby "lunching" the stock turbos. Engine temps got very hot but thankfully subsequent engine testing indicated no damage to the engine during teardown of the shot turbos. Apparently turbo temps had gotten so high that the O2 sensor had melted and the exhaust manifold needed the help of a torch to remove it from the block. After some consideration and research it was determined that the additional cost of the single turbo conversion was not all that much more than simply reverting back to the OE turbo setup or even switching to the 1999 OE turbos from the J-spec RX-7. The choice was made...single turbo! Some shots of the damaged parts and the work installing the Apex'i kit.


The remains of the O2 sensor and an eyeopening comparison between The New and The Old


The Apex'i TIG welded SS exhaust manifold...very nice and with 90% of the installation complete


THE "SPECS"
Apex'i RX6B Single Turbo conversion
Apex'i "Super Intake"
Apex'i external wastegate
PFS Intercooler
PFS Purple PMS PMC - "Pink" generation
Taylor Vertex Spiro-Pro 8.0mm spark plug wires
Jacobs Rotary-Pack Ignition Amplifier w/coil (functional?)
4" SS Downpipe
PFS Hi-flow main catalytic converter
PFS 3" SS Catback exhaust
Pettit AST
Silicone vacuum lines - glued and zip tied. 

For information on the cars first day on the dyno CLICK HERE


SUSPENSION AND BRAKES


SSR Integral 17" wheels (17x8/17x9)
Toyo Proxes T1-S: 245/40ZR17 f, 255/40ZR17 r
X drilled front brake rotors
Carbon Kevlar brake pads
SS Brake lines


INTERIOR


Kirk Racing 4 point roll bar - Powdercoated Yellow!
Sparco 5 point Harness (Driver)
PFS pillar mount boost gauge


FOR THE RECORD: THE ORIGINAL FLAVOR


"THE TRACK!"

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