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« on: November 20, 2017, 12:37:11 AM »
Spoke too soon guys?

90% of Photobucket photo links seem to work OK (so a great improvement), but others (mostly in 2016/17 posts) now work only intermittently.

The photo I posted just above up above displayed fine for a few days in my browser, but now doesn't display  :angry5:

RX-8's / Re: Exiled Vikings Long Orange Project
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:12:55 PM »
 ??? Weird, those PhotoBucket pics aren't displaying for me on Chrome, but I've just checked a load of other PB linked photos in other threads on here and they are OK.

 :banghead: :icon_scratch: :icon_scratch:

1st generation RX-7's / Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
« on: November 16, 2017, 05:01:22 PM »
 :whoo:  :1rij:

MOT passed with no advisories! Wow, I was hoping for that result, but wasn't necessarily expecting it.

The mechanic was very complimentary about how clean it was under the bonnet  :) Even after all these years, the exhaust manifold apparently come off without a fight for the welding work on the flange.

 :0012398: :0012392: :0012393: :0012394:

2nd generation RX-7's / Re: Drivers door won't unlock
« on: November 16, 2017, 04:52:57 PM »
Good, glad that works for you and nice to see that a little of the RX7 lives on in the MX5  :)   One to remember.

On that note, when I needed a new pilot bearing to fit in the flywheel on the RX-7 FB, the Mazda Parts guy confirmed it was the identical part used in the RX-8  :great:

1st generation RX-7's / Re: KIMI 2 - Series 2 FB
« on: November 16, 2017, 12:26:38 PM »
Not posted much recently as nothing much happening. KIMI 2 gets some regular exercise around the local roads and has done a trip down to Dorset and back recently (400+ miles). All running well, but she does need some rust bubbles in the paintwork attended too over the winter months. I'm summoning up the courage to have a go at some panel spraying for the first time using a proper gun. Only ever used rattle cans in the past!

More importantly though...

KIMI 2 is in for her MOT test today  :-\

I've also asked for the garage to remove the ss exhaust manifold to do some welding, as the rear flange weld has given way around the entire circumference and she been blowing a bit.

I'm trying a different garage to the one I've used for the past 6 years, as this one is walking distance from my home and the original one has had a lot of personnel changes. I'm hopeful after some long chats to one of the experienced mechanics there and one of the family owners of the business.

Fingers firmly crossed as I've not had a good look up underneath KIMI 2 this year  :-[ :-[ and hoping the tin-worm hasn't got a firm hold anywhere!

« on: November 15, 2017, 08:24:19 PM »
Have you cleared your browser cache?

It worked straight away for me, using Chrome on my PC  :13:

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: TODAYS QUICK PIC
« on: November 15, 2017, 01:38:38 PM »
Sorry for oversize pic. Can anyone tell me how to avoid this

Hi Martin

If you upload a pic then the size needs to be no more than 1024 pixels wide. You can use a picture editor to reduce the pixel width or, a trick that works for me (if using a Windows PC) is right click on the photo and choose "send to.....mail recipient", you should get a box pop up asking if you want to resize the pic. Medium: 1024x768 is fine. Click attach and a blank email pops up with the reduced pic. Right click on the pic and save it to your PC and use this version to upload. Sounds complicated, but just a few mouse clicks needed.

The other method is to use a (free) hosting site. There are loads to choose form - I now use Flickr (don't use Photobucket!!) Flickr has a "share" option to generate "BBCode" (Bulletin Board Code) and when chosen, allows you to select the pixel dimensions and presents you with the code to simply copy and paste in here.

Here's an example, since we are in "TODAY'S QUICK PIC"  :)

Here it is linked to Flickr:

And here is the the original pic and the smaller version using the email trick

« on: November 14, 2017, 08:44:09 AM »
If you can see this pic then it worked!

If not, try clearing cache on your browser  :13:

Regretfully, Photobucket may still chnage things at their end to break the links again, but hopefully the clever guys out there will be able to keep doing workarounds  :)

« on: November 14, 2017, 12:13:15 AM »
I, like many others, have had topics ruined by PhotoBucket's recent ransom demand for $400 to allow links to hosted photos to be displayed.


Some clever person has made extensions that makes links work again for all the pages you view!



You may have to clear your browser cache if you've previously viewed page and seen the Error graphic.

Just click on the "Add to Chrome/Firefox" button on the links above.

I have tested the Chrome extension and it works  :13: :13: :13: :13:

My previously ruined topics now display the PhotoBucket photos as before!! I've checked a few threads/topics on the MRC Forum and it all seems fine  :)

I have to thank "wiggles" on the RX-8 OC forum for discovering this fix  :sign0098:

Hi MightyCondor - great to see and chat to you on Friday at North Weald about your rotary "fleet"  :13:

For some reason, notification of your payment didn't come through to the Team here. Not a problem, as I can see the forum system has registered your subscription, even if it didn't tell us  ;)

I've now manually upgraded you account to Full Membership status and sent an email to Lisa to ask if she would be kind enough to send an email to REIS to confirm your membership  :)

 :welcome: to the MRC and I hope you get your FD back soon  :great: In the meantime, enjoy your RX-8!

Cars for Sale / Re: 92/93 FD Type R import standard spec
« on: November 11, 2017, 05:53:56 PM »
  ;D ;D ;D

Would love too  :P :love4:

But I fear my better half would have something to say about it if I did. Once both KIMI's are up and running I might consider selling one and replacing with a FD, so not imminent  ;D

Cars for Sale / Re: 92/93 FD Type R import standard spec
« on: November 09, 2017, 04:07:03 PM »
No interest so far? Surprising, given the condition and spec...

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: TODAYS QUICK PIC
« on: November 08, 2017, 07:48:06 PM »
Brilliant! I never knew they used rotaries in snowmobiles  :great:

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« on: November 02, 2017, 11:00:15 PM »
Did you check the voltage output from the alternator at idle, and over the full rev range of the engine?

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:47:57 PM »
Cool...but something blew now need some tests to find out what  .an ecu should not fail like that.
I agree, RX-8 ECU's  are very reliable, so why did this blow? In my experience with computer electronics, the most common cause of electronics failure is power supply issues - power spikes or over-voltage. I still have a niggling feeling of the alternator running too high an output and the ECU power regulator is unable to cope. Could be completely wrong, but an ECU failure is very unusual.

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