15k: Commenter Written: 1993 Mazda RX-7 FD with GM LS V8

(Words and link from DT reader Bill Haworth, aka Tetsu_no_Usagi) The 3rd and last generation RX-7 is arguably the best looking generation
of Mazda’s rotary-powered, RWD sport coupes, but suffers the same
stigma all the other generations did – rotary engines are not known for
their longevity. What else are you going to do with a good looking RWD
platform to make it more reliable and more powerful at the same time,
except put in a LS bowtie motor? The venerable SBC (small block Chevy)
V8 engine used to be a hefty lump of iron, heavy and prone to warping
under high heat and stress, but no more! Find this 1993 Mazda RX-7 LS1 V8 for sale in Fitchburg, MA for $12,500 via norotors.com.

The engineers at GM in the late
’90s brought the SBC into the modern era, and managed to both lighten
the lump by using modern materials and strengthen it immensely. Many
people interested in making power on the street, but less interested in
turning wrenches in the garage, are turning big, loping LS motors versus
smaller, higher strung turbo-/super-charged engines.

Today’s LS-swapped FD RX-7 is ready to roll, as either a
track beast or weekend cruiser. Backed by a T56 manual and all the
fiddly bits of getting the Chevy ECU to talk to the Mazda chassis wiring
already out of the way, this beauty (found on NoRotors.com) is ready to
go. As is the case with cars of this type, not everything is utterly
perfect, as both the heating and air con are in need of installation, as
is roughly half the interior bits. But with a little elbow grease (and,
you know, actual grease, where needed) you too can own your own daily
driving track monster.

DT Editor Vince says: Thanks to Bill for sending the link and pre-written story to wrap around the pics…this is a real time saver!  Got your own tips and a few lines of prose to go with it? tips@dailyturismo.com