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Old 08-16-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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So, a local guy had 3 FB rx-7's. One was running when he parked it 4 years ago but not now, another had everything that it needed to run but didnt run, and the third was a parts car. I bought two of them for $100, the one that had everything it needed and the parts car. My buddy bought the first one that should be in running condition he paid $100 for that one. We brought back the two complete cars today and we are going next weekend to get the other car. The only problem is, the only car with a title is the one I don't have. These cars are from my home state. Anybody have suggestions on getting a title?

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tittle search etc it will prob be a bit of a pita to get it done but given enough time its doable.
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Sounds like my setup. Want to buy 2 more? One of them became a parts car because of out of state title that I couldn't figure out. Check with the DMV and see what they say about it.
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Sounds like its going to be a pain in my dick.
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1. Ditch Wankel
2. Install LS2
3. Use as track car
4. ???
5. Profit!
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Pretty much every state has a procedure for recovering a lost title. So long as the car has a clean history (no liens, no salvage, etc) it shouldn't be too hard. Check with your local BMV office, obviously.

If the guy who sold the cars to you was also the holder of the previous title, than it's really quite easy. Just apply for a Duplicate Title and use the new one to conduct the transfer to you and subsequent registration.
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More like turbo 350 but you've got the idea.

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Pretty much every state has a procedure for recovering a lost title. So long as the car has a clean history (no liens, no salvage, etc) it shouldn't be too hard. Check with your local BMV office, obviously.

If the guy who sold the cars to you was also the holder of the previous title, than it's really quite easy. Just apply for a Duplicate Title and use the new one to conduct the transfer to you and subsequent registration.
The guy that I bought it from originally bought it for parts so he never had a title. I did find the registration for it from the last time it was registered.
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I think in Georgia at least you don't even need to have a title for cars of a certain age, you can just use the bill of sale instead.
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I think in Georgia at least you don't even need to have a title for cars of a certain age, you can just use the bill of sale instead.
correct I believe its either 20 or 25 years of age but you don't need a title to register the car, just the bill of sale.
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**** title, just make a race car out of it - they handle great
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hey wes some guy outa indiana buought my trans am are there alot of hoops to transfer a car tittle from KY to IN?
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**** title, just make a race car out of it - they handle great
Yeah they do. I think my FB was more go kart like than the Miata. Very nimble for a car using early 80's technology. Light weight, high revving rotary engine, Mikuni 44mm screaming and RB streetport exhaust "roaring". Fun times until the little title thing ruined me.
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Yeah they do. I think my FB was more go kart like than the Miata. Very nimble for a car using early 80's technology. Light weight, high revving rotary engine, Mikuni 44mm screaming and RB streetport exhaust "roaring". Fun times until the little title thing ruined me.
+1. I've had two of them. My very first car was an '85 auto trans. Slow as ****, but it made up for it in the twisties.
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This guy I worked with has an '83 RX-7 with a turbo II engine. He has a T-76 turbo running at like 37psi, he is running a Microtech Standalone. He was running in the 9's at Maple Grove Dragway, until the last time he took it down. I'm not sure what he tweaked, but it went something like 8.40 at 160mph. This was the only pass of the day cause when the officials saw it run, they said, "pack it up and get outta here." All this with a rotary and a BIG turbo. This isn't some big name drag car either, it's a slapped together not legal for any kind of track use trailer queen.
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This guy I worked with has an '83 RX-7 with a turbo II engine. He has a T-76 turbo running at like 37psi, he is running a Microtech Standalone. He was running in the 9's at Maple Grove Dragway, until the last time he took it down. I'm not sure what he tweaked, but it went something like 8.40 at 160mph. This was the only pass of the day cause when the officials saw it run, they said, "pack it up and get outta here." All this with a rotary and a BIG turbo. This isn't some big name drag car either, it's a slapped together not legal for any kind of track use trailer queen.
Those little weed eater sounding china mans cars really surprise some of those domestic guys at the strip.

One of my favorite FB's around is DirectFreak's. Goddamn beautiful car!



The good dyno video on Youtube has an unauthorized soundtrack, so its useless now without the sounds. Thanks shittube.

Here it is on Myspace. Most may have already seen it. Dyno in the second half, first half is just car related.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...ideoID=5149161

Results are 480HP/440TQ at 21psi.
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