FEATURE: Waagaard’s V8FD

Posted by Daniel Hovdahl on 17th June 2013

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This might be a familiar sight for many people. An LS2. Many of you might already be frowning upon this first picture.

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Maybe even more so, when you see that the engine is firmly planted within a 1993 Mazda RX7 FD.

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But you gotta admit it, though. The car as a package looks darn good, especially with the RE Amemiya kit.

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Joachim Waagaard is a typical motorhead. Born with a spanner in one hand and a steeringwheel in the other. His first drift car was actually an FD, which he built and drove on track before he even had a license.

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And the car definitely grabbed a lot of attention at its first event, Gatebil, a few weeks ago at Våler.

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Mind you, it wasn’t completely finished just yet. But he got it running during the weekend and did some testing!

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And check this out. These Work Meister S1’s are sporting real gold. Pimpin’

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There si no denying Joachim has created something not too short of art.

Specs:
Car: 1993 Mazda rx7 RHD, converted to LHD

Engine:
-Katech Ls2 Torquer 6,0 Liters
-Street camshaft, mild lope
-PSI springs
-Trend pushrods
-CNC-ported heads
-C5-R timing chain
-Katech oil pump
-Katech aluminum valve covers, powdercoated red with Katech logo inserts
-Katech coil relocation kit with black wires
-Katech billet belt tensioner
-ATI Balancer
-Fast LSXR 102 MM Intake
-Fast big mouth throttlebody
-JWM Headers
-Aeromotive fuelrails
-Larger injectors
-Aeromotive a1000 fuel pump
-Aeromotive a1000 FPR
-Red horse performance fittings
-481 rwhp & 611rwnm

Drivetrain:
-4 speed Nascar gearbox
-Quick change rear end
-custom drive shaft and axles

Suspension:
-Ksport Coilovers
-Battle version suspension arms
-JWM knuckles

Wheels:
-Work Meister S1 3pc 18×9 front
-Work Meister S1 3pc 18×11 rear

Brakes:
-Slotted rotors and ebc pads

Chassis:
-Rollcage
-Tube front
-Tube rear

Body:
-RE style body kit
-Custom rear end
-wrc roof scoop HPC
-FIA mirrors
-Lexan windows

Interior:
-Stack gauge
-driftworks fia seats
-comp e brake
-comp pedal box

A lot of other custom parts.

Graphics by Mad Mike cre8grafx

::Dan

Written by Daniel Hovdahl

Daniel Hovdahl

Howdy there folks! 22 year old from Norway making films and having a good time for a living

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