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!
Go here for the inside scoop
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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
Apex'i RX6B Single Turbo conversion
Apex'i "Super Intake"
Apex'i external wastegate
PFS Purple PMS PMC - "Pink"
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
PFS 3" SS Catback exhaust
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
Toyo Proxes T1-S: 245/40ZR17
f, 255/40ZR17 r
X drilled front brake
Carbon Kevlar brake pads
SS Brake lines
Kirk Racing 4 point roll
bar - Powdercoated Yellow!
Sparco 5 point Harness
PFS pillar mount boost
FOR THE RECORD: THE ORIGINAL FLAVOR
TRIPLE-R | THE
WORLD OF THE RX-7
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