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Old 02-18-2007, 02:00 AM   #21
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oh i guess i just figured his name was brian. other people must have been calling him brain and i read it as brian. Oh well. no big deal.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #22
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No, it's not a big deal at all, just funny, as one of our vendors e-mailed me the other day at work and called me "Brain."
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Old 02-18-2007, 12:23 PM   #23
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In the meantime, I have been messaging back an fowarth with the guy and he sent me a picture, but it does not look exactly like the one you put up brian, almost looks like an aftermarket piece.
looks like a 89-91 viscous....pass on that. Yeah I'm Scott. no biggie.
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Old 02-18-2007, 02:43 PM   #24
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1. 1.8 open converted to RX7 LSD:


RX7 Circlips (fit onto the end of the stubs/axles, miata clips will not fit)
RX7 Circlips (fit onto the end of the stubs/axles, miata clips will not fit)

I used the miata clips and they worked fine...
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hmm, once my rx7 lsd comes in the mail ill see if they fit....from everything I've read teh miata clips are a tad larger and they wont allow the miata stubs to fit into the rx7 unit.
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hmm, once my rx7 lsd comes in the mail ill see if they fit....from everything I've read teh miata clips are a tad larger and they wont allow the miata stubs to fit into the rx7 unit.
Greased them up, pushed them flush then slide the axles in nice and easy.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:02 PM   #27
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No, it's not a big deal at all, just funny, as one of our vendors e-mailed me the other day at work and called me "Brain."
atleast your last name's not martin though....then you get called brain martian all the time like i do
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uh my miata clips where to fat i have the rx7 clips and they are about1/2 the thickness.
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Old 02-18-2007, 04:28 PM   #29
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I too had to use the RX-7 clips. I bought a set of both Miata and RX-7 clips because I wasn't entirely sure what to expect.
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uh my miata clips where to fat i have the rx7 clips and they are about1/2 the thickness.
Don't know what else to say;

Ordered one piece axles from FM, got em thru them in locked in all good, miata clips.
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well maybe they shipped em with the skinny clips they look similiar but the rx ones are abit thinner. if you didnt have them side by side you could get them confused. FWIW
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well maybe they shipped em with the skinny clips they look similiar but the rx ones are abit thinner. if you didnt have them side by side you could get them confused. FWIW
possible I suppose but doesn't make much sense
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Does anyone have a good source for these yet? Also what are these clips that you keep mentioning, sry haven't messed with diffs a whole lot. I imagine I will be doing this before too long.
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I put up an ad on rx7club.com and got quite a few replies very quickly. I think ive finally sealed the deal on an 86 lsd and a 3.9 miata ring/pinion for 100+ shipping. So far my experience with the people over there has been very positive. By the way, the guy also has a torsen differential that he offered me for 100, so once im sure he is a trusted source, ill refer someone to him.
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Old 02-19-2007, 03:25 AM   #35
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here i got some pictures of em, are those little rings the circlips?

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here i got some pictures of em, are those little rings the circlips?
Nope, those are the bearing races.

The cir-clips, or c-clips, just look like little "C's" made out of ~16ga. metal rod.
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ok please excuse me for my neverending dumb questions, but wouldnt I only need those if i was using the rx7 stubshafts? Or are they needed to slide into the new differential?

btw, i think this thread should be made a sticky.
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You need the RX-7 c-clips when installing any type of axle, be it RX-7 stub-shaft, Miata stub-shaft or full Miata half-shaft, into an RX-7 LSD.

Also, be sure to use the correct differential output seals to match your shaft (i.e. use Miata output seal for Miata half-shaft, RX-7 seal for RX-7 stub-shaft, etc.).

Someone should've sticky'd one of the other six times I've posted this info.
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akaryrye, since you already have a complete 1.8 rear, the only two things you would need is a 84-88 non-turbo lsd and rx7 circlips. I have a bit of this written up in my FAQ....when i do my swap ill take pictures and do a write-up for the projects page (i have a rx7 lsd to put in my 1.8 open).
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