Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 14:41:05 -0500
If you want the looks of braided hose, but not the expense, you can get the braided sleeving that slips over plain old hoses. Spectre makes some nice clamps that look almost exactly like the real fittings.
See the Jegs catalog 800-CALL-JEG.
I remember Kevin Wyum was looking at putting together a hose kit, but don't know if he ever had time to whip one up. My take on this is that we could just put together a parts list and order the components individually. To do this, we would need some diameters for the hoses. I don't have all of these. Anyone?
Some of these would be dress-up only, but some should help performance, e.g.- the turbo hose kits.
So far, I have the following part numbers/sources:
Radiator Hose Goodridge G553-B Silicone wrapped blue pre-formed Turbo Pipes Tri-Point TPE-1068 Black, Blue, or Red silicone hose, stock IC, $210 Pettit 0803-396 Pipe kit, stock IC, poliched alum., blue hose, $499.95 954-735-0100 Pegasus TCS23 Samco silicone 2 hose set, $139.99. Not sure which parts it includes 800-688-6946 Intake Pipes ASP N/A Polished alum., works w/ stock airbox?, other intakes Wire Loom Taylor 71BH1734X Red, assortment of 4 sizes, covers electrical wires 74BH7300Y Blue 15BH8400X Yellow 81BH0997R Teal Green 81BH0999N Purple Note: JC Whitney part numbers. $11.95 Also available in black, and separate hose sizes/lengths
Anyone have any more?
Ryan Schlagheck has a page on his site that shows the braided hoses on his car.
From: Gordon Monsen (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 03 1999 - 10:01:50 EDT
Does anybody know if the standard engine-related "caps" on the RX-7 3rd gen are the same as those on the Miata or the Hondas? I mean the master brake cylinder, windshield washer resevoir, clutch master cylinder, radiator, and oil filler caps.
I know that the oil filler cap is the same for the 7, all Hondas, and the Miata. Does anyone know about any of the others? thanks, gordon
Editor's note: if the caps are the same, you cap buy anodized or chrome caps for the cars Gordon mentions, and I am sure there are tons more dress-up parts for those than the low volume 3rd gen '7s. --Steve
From: Steve Cirian (steve@ScuderiaCiriani.com)
Date: July 3, 1999
Mazdaspeed makes rotor-shaped billet aluminum oil caps. You can purchase these from Cork Sport, and I think Rotary Performance.