1993 Mazda RX-7 – Rotary Madness – Modified Magazine

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Mazda RX-7

Masin Decker is a certified RX and his latest special creation a close look.

When I back to how my life was at age 22, it’s to imagine having owned at 30 cars by that point. a lot of vehicles, no matter how you slice it up. Now for sake, let’s say all 30 of those had been Mazda RX-7s, an oddball sort of sports not known for its ease of modification (or mechanical reliability, for that This mad scenario might far-fetched to most of us, but not for Masin

In fact, this young enthusiast is living the very I have just recited, and not done yet. How did it all begin? I up with Masin to find out how he first got into cars, and how ultimately brought him to his most build, this immaculate

“I got into cars, thanks to my old Masin says. “When I was up, we always had Corvettes, including a that [my dad] has owned for 30 years! Naturally, I wanted a but quickly found out at a young age that I couldn’t afford I had a friend with an RX-7, and we had about people swapping into them. I thought I build a ‘mini-Vette,’ but also found out that I couldn’t that, either.

My dad suggested I rebuild the rotary in my first a 1986 NA FC3S and save my for the V-8 swap, so that’s what I

“After that, the rest was — I just fell in love the rotary! Since then, owned close to 30 RX-7s of all generations, some modified and stock. The funny part of the is, I have finally come circle and built a 1987 II with a LS1/T56 for my daily

I just wanted to have one for and see if I really like it. Still on that!”

Masin’s current FD is an clean example of what a street car should be: its subtle scheme consists of a ’99-spec JDM end, a set of clean and subtle side sills, and a rear and spoiler, courtesy of Shine The white Work Emotion XD9 look right at home the fresh coat of silver paint, completing the overall of a nice and tasteful OEM-style On the inside, it’s all business as with just a set of Defi to hint that something lurks underneath the hood.

In the motor department, Masin’s car is no Having essentially built the car on his own, one would expect the to be nothing short of awesome — and aren’t. “I moved to Arizona a and a half ago for my job,” Masin “I work at a shop where we and manufacture custom furniture desks, bedroom sets, and entertainment units. We have a CNC that we use to make some of the and I do all the programming. I do all of my own work on my cars, engine building, wiring, tuning (to an extent) and, recently, fabrication.”

With a skill set like it’s easy to see how such a car has come together without help from outside The factory 13B-REW has been apart and rebuilt with all new rotors, a balanced rotating and all the other small bits needed refreshing. Masin to work custom-fabricating several including the exhaust and intercooler

Calling in outside help exactly Masin’s style, but the hands of Charlie Ruetsche and Galloway were enough to put at ease.

The manifold and downpipe these have created for Masin are formed and add a significant boost to the potential. All said and done, RX puts down 450 horses on gas, which is nothing to at. But if that isn’t enough to tickle his fancy, Masin can her up with race gas and crank up the to 21 psi for a whopping 710 rwhp.

Power like these would be to try and control with stock so Masin has gone with JDM tuner Kei Office for a set of its coilovers, a fresh set of bushings, and adjustable toe links and trailing arms. The department is further aided by a set of Toyo R888 R-compound

As far as seriously …, yet clean and street cars go, there’s not a lot out that pull it off better this FD. “It is mostly built for use,” Masin says. not a fan of toys that have to be somewhere to be used. I do enjoy in some spirited driving on the while another car is next to me the same thing, if you know I mean!” Yes, Masin, we do.

A car this must be incredibly fun to around with, and it’s to know that it can still be around on a daily basis too much sacrifice in comfort. show, sir.

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