Riverside, New Jersey
1992 Mercury Cougar
1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo 2
Head to Head
This car belonged to my wifes mom, but it was handed down to us when she died. She bought it brand new.
About “road rocket”
I first saw this car in a co-workers back yard sitting under a tree. He told me it was for sale and I could have it cheap. I passed on the car because being a chevy man, I had no interest in a Jap car. Fast forward three years. I saw the co-worker who had moved on from the job we worked at together a couple years before, and asked me to stop by his place to see the new garage he had just built. when I got there the Mazda was still in the same place under the tree. Well, I had the engine sitting in my garage for some time so I thought, this might be a cool project. a V8 in a RX7. So we agreed on a price and I took the car home. after ALOT of pressure washing and cleaning, I realized I had a 78,000 original mile turbo 2 and after tracking down the original owner and getting the title from him, I am the second owner.
Specs for “D-cat”
Specs for “road rocket”
383 ci V8 6 speed. On a chassis Dyno, the car puts down 409 HP and 364 TQ at the wheels. I spent about a year and a half putting this car together. The engine is a 0010 4 bolt block, it has a callies crank, lunati pro mod rods, JE pistons 10.0.1 cr. AFR aluminum 210 heads, Edelbrock Victor jr. intake and a BG 750 double pumper carb. all MSD iginition. A serpentine set up running power steering, power brakes and A/C. Two electric fans, one puller, one pusher. The trans is a beefed up T-56 w/ hurst shifter, Fidanza aluminum flywheel and LT1 clutch set up. custom driveshaft, stock Mazda 4.11 geared IRS.
Feeding the engine is a Aeromotive A1000 fuel pump pulling fuel from a stock tank that I sumped. All fuel lines are aircraft Braided Stainless steel from tank to carb and has a matching aeromotive A1000 bypass regulator. Exhaust consists of headers into custom 3" exhaust with an X pipe, stainless spiral baffels, then into a pair of Borla XR1 drag race mufflers mounted in the rear corners. also has cross drilled and slotted rotors all around and high dollar brake pads. Tein super drift coil overs all around with EDFC. Wheels are Mustang SVT running 245/45x17 front and 275/40x17 rear.
Factory Options for “D-cat”
No factory options listed.
Factory Options for “road rocket”
The car started out as a factory turbo 2
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