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Sep 14, 2011

Photography By: Marcus Cooke

Words By: Marcus Cooke

Mazda FC RX7: Project FC


Ryan Deguzman has to be the only person we have done two features on in less than two months! We featured his jaw dropping 1993 Mazda FD RX7 in July and now he’s back again with another RX7, but this time with his recently completed 1987 Mazda FC.

I shot Ryan’s FC with a group of my friend’s cars as a part of a promotion for the Motion Auto Show in SoCal that was held last month. Ryan had been wanting some legit photos of his car so I did a quick mini-shoot of his ride since we had taken the time to make the trip to Downtown LA.

Mazda RX7

Mazda FC

Ryan loves Mazda’s plain and simple. I asked him why he loves them so much and he said: “After the FD there was just no turning back. I learned of the great history that Mazda has in racing and classic cars and was instantly hooked. Rotary engines are just so different from anything else. you really gotta learn to respect and meticulously care for them. They can be very strong but at the same time fragile in a sense.


This FC build clearly shows Ryan’s passion for building Mazdas. He completed this build start to finish in about a year and touched every part of the car including boosting it, custom paint and exterior, suspension, wheels, engine bay, interior, etc. etc (see his crazy long mod list below). This FC is supa clean, very powerful and is the type of build that we applaud here at Canibeat. Once this FC project was completed earlier this year Ryan began driving it daily, seriously how dope is that?!

RX7 engine

Ryan would like to give props to: Falken Tires, Tanabe And SSR Wheels, Auto Explosion Custom Body & Paint, Chuys Interior, Lot Usa, Rhdjapan and Rx7Club.com. He’d also like to give a special thanks to Randy Riggs, Team RRYDES, Nelson & Louie from RRR, John from Mazdatrix, and especially his wife and sons. Also a thank you to Marcus Cooke for taking the time to shoot and write this feature.

1987 Mazda RX7 GT30R Turbo


  • BMW alpine white paint
  • Shine Auto RMagic side skirts and rear ad on
  • Foresight front fenders and rear over fenders
  • AIT front bumper
  • JRX wangan wing
  • Custom molded fender, side skirts, and rear bumper
  • Carbon roof panel ( smoked )
  • APP 6000k hid kit
  • S5 round taillights
  • Led bulbs (all)
  • All new weather stripping and exterior pieces
  • Medium tint all around


  • Stance GR+Pro coilovers f-12 r-12
  • Racing beat front and rear sway bars
  • Energy polyurethane complete bushing kit
  • Ronin tow hook
  • All new mazdacomp bushings (engine, trans, front and rear diff )
  • Mazdatrix camber adjuster
  • AWR rear control arm camber adjusters
  • Racing brake front and rear slotted rotors
  • Endless SS brake pads
  • Earls SS brake lines
  • Motul brake oil
  • Autopower 4 point roll bar
  • Cusco side bars
  • Custom powder coated front sub frame matte textured black
  • Powder coated candy purple lower control arms, sway bars, Autopower 4 point roll bar, Cusco side bars


  • Sponsored by SSR Wheels
  • SSR Professor MS1 titan silver center with black bolts and custom black anodized inner and outer barrels
  • Front 18×9, Rear 18×10.5
  • Falken Fk-452 front 225/35/18 rear 255/30/18
  • Work black lug nuts


  • Recaro Pole Position leather racing seats with grey suede inserts
  • Bride seat brackets
  • Nardi racing steering wheel
  • MoonFace shift knob
  • Carbon center console 3 gauge holder
  • Haltech racepak IQ3
  • HKS turbo timer
  • AEM digital gauges (fuel press, water and oil temp)
  • Greddy Touch – A/F aem sender, boost, fuel pressure, volts etc.


    • Clarion VX401 multimedia station with 6.2 hi resolution touch panel control
    • MB quarts component speakers

Automotive Performance

      • Rotary Power street port 13bt
      • Garret GT30R BB turbo
      • ARC intercooler kit
      • HKS cast manifold
      • Tial 44mm wastegate
      • Polished JDM upper and lower intake manifolds
      • Exedy stage 1 clutch kit
      • Racing beat lightened flywheel
      • Earls SS oil and coolant turbo lines and fittings
      • Modified and sleeved main engine harness (air pump deleted)
      • Haltech P1000 sport ecu, harness, and boost solenoid
      • Tunned by Nelson at RRR 350 hp and 275 torque @12 psi
      • Gm 3bar map sensor
      • Dynamic injectors x4 1000cc
      • AEM Water Injection kit
      • Cosmo Denso in tank fuel pump
      • SS -6 fuel lines and fittings
      • Banzai Racing fuel rail kit
      • Racing Beat turbo back REV T2 exhaust
      • Koyo radiator
      • Tial BOV
      • Optima Yellow top battery
      • Corksports oil cooler lines and fan shroud
      • Steel braided lines and fittings
      • Custom Earls power steering cooler and lines
      • Mazda competition 10 spark plugs
      • Mazdatrix spark plug wires
      • Mazdatrix short shifter
      • Mazdatrix oil cap
      • Chrome rotary oil dip stick
      • SS allen bolts and anodized purple washers
      • Idemetsu 10/30 synthetic racing oil and fuel premix
      • Engine bay painted red purple pearl
      • Powder coated candy purple engine bay pieces
      • Polished and chromed engine pieces

Editor: cristian loza