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xmitchell
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eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:51 pm

New to this site, decided to start posting...
Little bit about myself:
I'm a car guy, truck guy, hell, i'm just a guy that likes what i like. Name is Brendon, I work for O'Reilly Auto Parts, been with them since 2004 started as a delivery driver and even managed a store now i do commercial sales.

Vehicles I've owned/own:
1979 Mazda Rx7 SA22C 12a (sold)
1996 Mazda 626 2.5 (sold)
1989 Nissan 300zx Z31 (traded for sn95)
1995 Ford Mustang GT Sn95 (sold)
1991 GMC Syclone (rear-ended/totaled)
1986 Nissan 300zx Z31 Turbo (traded for 1g Eclipse+$)
1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (t-boned/totaled)
1998 Ford Mustang GT Sn95 (traded for Z32)
1986 Mazda Rx7 Fc3s 13b (sold)
2005 Ford F150 Fx4 (t-boned/totaled)

2010 Ford Mustang GT S197
1990 Mazda Rx7 Fc3s 13bt (sold)
1990 Nissan 300zx Z32 (traded for fiero)

1986 Pontiac Fiero 3800sc Choptop*
1989 Mitsubishi Mightymax 2.0

So yeah all in all i like what i like, lol been reading almost all of the build threads on this forum and man there are some crazy nice things here!


*build thread available on pennocks
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by knuckshaft » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:34 pm

Welcome! Cool list of cars you've had
-Ryan
1989 R32.4 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 4dr Ls/turbo/6spd
1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
1971 Dodge Demon
5 s13 240sx
2012 Chevy Equinox

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:38 pm

here is the current fiero project just so people have something to look at (people like pictures)
1986 Pontiac Fiero Body with 3inch choptop
1998 3800 Series2 supercharged v6 w/ 4t65hd OBD2 compatible
1994 Chevy Camaro Dash and gauge cluster
Gentex auto-dimming rear-view mirror w/ compass

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-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by 4g63mightymax » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:39 am

Holy cow I love that fiero! Welcome! Got pics of the others?
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1972 Pontiac Lemans
2016 Subaru Impreza

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:06 am

Yeah I got a few, I'll dig them up when I get off at 6
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by knuckshaft » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:29 pm

That is one cool fiero! If gm built them that way from the get go I bet they would have sold well.
-Ryan
1989 R32.4 Nissan Skyline GTS-T 4dr Ls/turbo/6spd
1990 R32 GTS bn sports body kit/caged ls2/6spd
1999 Ford F350 7.3l diesel
1971 Dodge Demon
5 s13 240sx
2012 Chevy Equinox

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by 4g63mightymax » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:47 pm

Did you chop the car yourself? If so, I would love to know more about it as my friend has an 85 GT that we converted to a fastback.....which would look awesome chopped.
Jeremy N.
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1972 Pontiac Lemans
2016 Subaru Impreza

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:28 pm

@jeremy- no, i didn't do the chop myself, someone else did it but i have tons of pictures on the before chop with 3.4, then after chop with 2.8, then with repaint, then the 3800sc swap. check out this album to hold you over till i get home at 6ish (was invited to check out a 49 chevy build thats been slammed, i'll try to get pics of that eyecandy)

http://s23.photobucket.com/user/fadedxf ... t=2&page=1
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by 300D50 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:14 am

Awesome Fiero!

Got 2 questions.
1) does the 3" chop mean you needed custom glass for the windows?
2) Are you running a stock tune, and if not, who tuned it?

Welcome aboard!
Walt
2006 RX-8 Shinka | 2006 BMW 325xi
1991 3000GT VR4 | 1994 3000GT SL
Some people never have anything except ideas. Go do it.
Emissions & fuel economy haven't exactly been areas of strength for past rotary power plants, but absolutely no one with a soul has ever cared.

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:36 pm

with the 3 inch chop you will have to use lexan glass as the sidewindows, the rear can be cut flat glass, the windshield is original oem fiero glass. The base of the pillars you V cut, you take the 3 inches off the "sail" portion of the car and lean the windshield back and down.

the tune was done by mike gonzalez of sinister performance, awesome guy very helpful. he will actually explain everything he does and doesnt hide anything from you.
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:00 am

the gold fc3s i had
1986 Rx7 Fc3s 13b
s4 stylings converted to s5 (sideview mirrors, taillight housings, turbo2 hood and wing)
greddy short shifter
interior conversion from maroon to black
manual windows to power windows
pineapple racing ported engine
highoutput alternator
4in led taillight conversion

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more here!
http://s23.photobucket.com/user/fadedxf ... t=2&page=1


tomorrow i'll upload some of the z32 or sn95

then on to the max a little later.. but that will be in the build area hopefully soon... based on the responses i get in the lounge
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by 300D50 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:02 am

Good to know on the lexan stuff, since I'll likely be doing a custom car sometime in the next few years.

That RX7 looks like it was a rather fun playtoy. :twisted:
Walt
2006 RX-8 Shinka | 2006 BMW 325xi
1991 3000GT VR4 | 1994 3000GT SL
Some people never have anything except ideas. Go do it.
Emissions & fuel economy haven't exactly been areas of strength for past rotary power plants, but absolutely no one with a soul has ever cared.

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Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:14 am

Nice RX7. My brother in law had a FC with a FD engine swap for about 10 years, but parted it out last summer. :( Luckily, now he has an FD, so all is well I suppose. I have had an RX8, 6-speed for the last ~4 years ish?. Needless to say, rotaries are welcome in this region.
Jeremy N.
1964 Impala Convertible
1972 Pontiac Lemans
2016 Subaru Impreza

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by dieTRON3030 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:08 pm

I grew up in Copperas Cove! Another Texan nice group of cars that Fiero is dome up right! Great engine choice.
03 Montero Sport~ 2" lift ~32" tires ~ Bumper customization RIP2013
89 Conquest SHP ~ 4g63 project
89 Conquest ~ G54B ~ FIP ecu ~ 16g turbo ~3" exhaust ~ upgraded IC and hard pipes
64 Chevy Bel air ~ Got a chevy350 making progress

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Re: eh, new guy here

Post by xmitchell » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:01 pm

well... someone gave me a complete non-abused/nothing missing 2g harness and ecm for free... gonna find some pinouts and i guess get to work..
-Brendon

1987 Mazda RX7 Turbo II
1992 Lexus SC400 w58 Swap
*1989 Mitsubishi MightyMax 4g63t (2g Swap)
2010 Ford Mustang

*New WIP

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