When you build a car from a bunch of parts that were not intended to play nicely together, sometimes you end up breaking some random stuff. Normal people don’t have these issues. Unfortunately… hm… no….. fortunately in my world, this kind of issue is the norm. This past weekend my brother in law and I had a hoot of a time pulling the transmission out of his 2nd generation FC RX7 because the throw out bearing had exploded in grand fashion.
In a serious tone, you say: “Jeremy, this is not normal! What is the meaning of this?!”
To which I proudly respond: “Truer words have never been spoken!….. but alas! He has a 3rd generation, FD twin turbo engine swap producing mucho POWAH!”
You then cover your ears with your hands and shout: “Oh My!”
Back to reality…. where were we? Oh yeah, so the car was built quite some time ago, and then recently sat untouched for a few years outside in the awful New England weather (sadface), which we are thinking maaaaaay have been a contributor to the bearing failure.