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 Post subject: Shichi
PostPosted: June 30, 2020, 5:46 pm 
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PostPosted: June 30, 2020, 6:31 pm 
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I see the wild rose marker. Where you at?

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Very nice David! Any problem with the ITBs on the AE86 engine? What ECu are you using? Whose nose cone is that?

Love the wheels. Overall execution looks top notch.

Thanks for posting.

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PostPosted: June 30, 2020, 7:51 pm 
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Nice looking SHICHI. :cheers:

BTW, your title for this post means something very different in Chinese when pronounced like you spelled it. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: June 30, 2020, 8:36 pm 
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Top marks, that is a really good looking build. Do the ITBS have filters?


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horchoha wrote:
I see the wild rose marker. Where you at?

I’m in Calgary.


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benny_toe wrote:
Very nice David! Any problem with the ITBs on the AE86 engine? What ECu are you using? Whose nose cone is that?
> No issue with the ITBs.
> I’m using an SDS ECU and very happy with it.
> I bought all the fibreglass bits from Curtis Unlimited They were terrible and required a good 40 hours of preparation before paint.

Love the wheels. Overall execution looks top notch.

Thanks for posting.

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rx7locost wrote:
Nice looking SHICHI. :cheers:

BTW, your title for this post means something very different in Chinese when pronounced like you spelled it. :mrgreen:

> Thanks, I fixed the spelling.


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PostPosted: July 1, 2020, 12:56 am 
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I almost went with an SDS ECu on Rob's advice. He had such good luck with his and i was struggling a bit with the MegaSquirt

Surprised that the Curtis pieces were not up to expectations. Always heard good things about them. Don't think they are shipping any longer. Don't need one but might a ways down the road. Yours looks particularly nice. Must be all the prep you did.

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Congarats, nicely done!!! looks like first rate workmanship. Any hassle with insurance in Alberta, here in Ontario no one would touch it so wound up on facility high risk insurance.


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Very handsome, nice job! Now get out there and get some stone chips in the paint...its only the first ones that hurt.
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ZoranJ wrote:
Congarats, nicely done!!! looks like first rate workmanship. Any hassle with insurance in Alberta, here in Ontario no one would touch it so wound up on facility high risk insurance.

> No trouble with insurance. They needed an appraisal in order to insure as a collector car, and as such is only about 1/3 the cost of insurance for my other cars.


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benny_toe wrote:

Surprised that the Curtis pieces were not up to expectations. Always heard good things about them.

>The nose and rear fenders were full of bondo where the glass mat hadn’t been pushed into corners. No gel coat. The nose had a bump on the one side of the top that was so large I had to add more glass to the underside to avoid sanding through. The rear fenders weren’t even symmetrical; I needed to cut a 3/4”x25” wedge from one and insert it into the other fender. I suspect they made moulds from a real Seven than had the rear end rearranged, an as such was crooked. I didn’t open the boxes for a few weeks after they arrived, and when I opened the box expecting to find a nose, instead there was a shop vac (they did eventually send the nose). The front fenders initially looked good, but once I began prepping for paint I found many sections along the ribs where there were voids beneath the gel coat. Yes... a lot of prepping.


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