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This amused me :) Apparently they are going to put him in something a little bigger so the cars bounce off  ;)   

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We will be having a stand at the Castle Combe JDM Show & Track Day Saturday 1st June 2019

The Castle Combe booking system is up and running for the event for you to book your Club Stand Parking Pass with 3 Passenger Passes and any additional track sessions your require.

 The sessions are graded by experience level this year and I suggest you choose from the following times when booking 12:30 Experienced 12:45 Standard 14:15 Experienced 14:45 Standard thus potentially maximising the RX-8 presence in these sessions. You will require the club code to make your booking on the Castle Combe system using the code  RX8OCJDM

MRC members who show as "Guest" on the link below please identify you are an MRC member,

https://castlecombecircuit.co.uk/shows/jdm-combe/01/06/2019/?club-bookings


There will be an exclusive Rotary Track Session at 11.30 which can be booked via this link below but there are only 28 spaces available, so best be quick.

 https://shop.rx8oc.co.uk/Exclusive_Track_Session_-_JDM_Combe_2019/p664353_15700627.aspx

The Castle Combe CLUB BOOKING DEADLINE (Stand & Passenger Passes) is Tuesday 7th May at 9am





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Events Calendar / Mazdarotaryclub Events for 2019 and more ??
« on: January 13, 2019, 03:17:04 PM »
Events for 2019

With the new season sneaking up on us, here are a few dates for shows and a track day for a start ,
So if anyone would like to see the club attend any other events please tell us below  :)
 
JDM Car Show – Castle Combe
Saturday 1st June
 
Rotarystock, Netherlands,
Sunday 7th July
 
Duxford Family Day Out – Date TBA
 
Brands Hatch, Indy Circuit
Friday 6th December.

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2nd generation RX-7's / Help from any FC Owners please
« on: December 26, 2018, 08:10:47 PM »
I have had an e-mail in asking for help.

From memory I know some plugs don't do any thing but what is missing or needs to be plugged in to these in the picture below??

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May 2002 Motor Show@the NEC.

This was the first official showing of the RX-8 and I immediately found out from Mazda that they couldn't let the public near it because it was not real!!

As you will see though, I talked my way into having a sit in, after all it was yellow  ;).

The yellow was actually the RX-7 FD yellow but looked gorgeous in a mica finish.

And yes the car really was a toy mock up and only had a small electric motor to drag itself onto the stand and how ironic that the next Rotary will have an electric motor   :D     

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Rotus Project Build
« on: November 25, 2018, 10:38:54 AM »
I have had an e-mail in for some advise on this fascinating project.

Interesting he designed the backbone chassis with CAD and built it.

Started out as being a hill climb car, but looks like now the build is coming along its going to be an amazing RX-8 engined road car :bravo_2: .       

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Show us your engine bay
« on: November 23, 2018, 07:17:19 PM »
Saw this on face book and thought it was a good idea, between us all e must have very different engine bays  ;)

I'll   start with my first FD I modified from a standard car, some 18 years ago 

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Items For Sale / RX7 FD3S REW HKS Front Down-Pipe NEW
« on: November 01, 2018, 11:48:37 AM »
The RX7 FD3S REW HKS Front Down-Pipe provides an ideal first upgrade for all Twin Turbo Cars from 1992-2002 with a diameter of 70mm / 2.75"

HKS Down Pipes are located in front of the catalyst and connect the catalyst with the manifold or turbo charger. Improving the diameter of the down pipes increases the amount of exhaust gasses that are able to pass through the system, and thus increases the performance of the vehicle.

Normal price £438 / yours for £340 delivered in the UK 

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Items For Sale / yokohama A048R 265 35 R18 Tyres
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:25:10 AM »
yokohama A048R 265 35 R18 Tyres 1 pair.

Hardly worn, with the tread depth just about as new,  never punctured, unmarked sidewalls  perfect for the rear of an RX-7 FD or an RX-8.

Original cost was £500 / selling the pair for £120 with £20 delivery 

To buy kindly send the £140 via PayPal to sales@mazdarotaryparts.com


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Genuine GT40 94R Turbo on a T4 flange for sale with spare usable core with V Band mount for downpipe and has been coated with Zicotech plasma spray as used in F1

With the right porting and fueling this turbo will produce 5-600BHP

Although the surface of the Zicotech coating is marked it still works as it should and the heat reduction is massive and even straight after a race you could put your hand right near the exhaust housing and not get burnt! a simple shield over the top will hide the marks.   

The Turbo cost was originally £1300 and the core which I replaced when I wrongly thought I had a fault was another £1000 plus the Zicotech plasma spray was another £350--------------- so this has cost me a whopping £2650

Selling complete with the spare core for just £650 delivered in the UK or an extra £30 into Europe.

To buy kindly send the £650 via PayPal to sales@mazdarotaryparts.com     

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THIS IS A VERY RARE RACING CAR IN EUROPE. LAST RACED IN ANGER IN 1981
ALMOST ALL THE HISTORY IS KNOWN. ALMOST READY TO RACE AGAIN!

IT WAS A NORMAL ROAD CAR UNTIL THE MID 1970s AND THEN WAS BUILT INTO A PRODUCTION SALOON RACING CAR. IT WAS RACED BY A GENTLEMAN BY THE NAME OF TERRY MAYNE IN THE PRODUCTION CAR CLASS.

THEN IT WAS PURCHASED BY MARK HALES WHO CONVERTED THE CAR INTO A MODIFIED PRODUCTION CAR MUCH AS YOU SEE IT TODAY. IT HAS BEEN MADE VERY LIGHT USING A CUSTOM ALLOY BONNET
 AND BOOT LID.
DOORS ARE GUTTED.

HAS THE ORIGINAL ROLL CAGE WELDED IN.

IT HAS A NEWLY REBUILT 13B PERIPHERAL PORT ENGINE RUNNING A NEW FULL LENGTH TUNED EXHAUST AND A NEW 51 IDA EMPI CARB.

THE CAR HAS BEEN TOTALLY RESTORED TO HOW IT LAST RACED IN 1981
THE SHELL IS VERY SOUND AND RUST FREE.

NEW COBRA RACE SEAT FITTED.

REQUIRES SOME VERY LIGHT WORK ON BRAKES AND CLUTCH LINES AND STRUTS BUT VERY MINOR.

ENGINE RUNS AND IS READY TO RACE AFTER RUNNING IN. IT HAS A LIGHTWEIGHT FLYWHEEL.
5 SPEED RX7 GEARBOX.

THE WHEELS ARE ITS ORIGINAL COMPOMOTIVE SPLIT RIMS 13 INCH AND 9 AND 10 J.
DUNLOP SLICKS ON AT MOMENT.

NEW ALLOY RADIATOR AND OIL COOLER HAVE BEEN FITTED.

RACETECH REV COUNTER AND WATER TEMP AND OIL PRESSURE GUAGES.

THE ORIGINAL REGISTRATION PLATE NUMBER IS KNOWN AND THE CAR COULD BE PUT ON THE ROAD QUITE EASILY ACCORDING TO DVLA A V5 COULD BE OBTAINED IF THE CAR WAS MADE ROAD LEGAL.

IN ROAD LEGAL FORM THE CAR WOULD BE MOT AND TAX FREE DUE TO ITS AGE APPROX 1974

VIEWING IS WELCOME BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT.
TEXT OR CALL 07950 800088

HISTORIC PHOTOS OF THE CAR ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE 1970s

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-RX3-HISTORIC-CIRCUIT-RACING-CAR-CAN-BE-MADE-ROAD-LEGAL-NOT-RX7-OR-RX8/323447110279?hash=item4b4ef33a87:g:7fEAAOSwf2pbm~Vc


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Events Calendar / Huge Thanks to all who made 7/7 Very special
« on: July 09, 2018, 09:11:22 PM »
As the title says,  Huge Thanks to all who made 7/7 Very special and without your Rotary's plus the support of Mazda UK this event could not have happened.

Below you will see the winners and the pictures of each in order that you all choose :great:


Furthest travelled to the event –
275 Miles  Ken Dyer  RX-7 FC

Longest continuous Rotary Ownership – 
33 years Tanya Docking RX-7 FB

People Choice – Best Rotary of the day
RX-7 FD UK Spec  Lynne Edmonds which she has owned for 23 years!

Best RX-7 FB 40th Anniversary
Mark Pratley


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Lisa's Vauxhall Adam 1.4 64 reg is up for sale pending delivery of a new Mazda   :)

So if anyone knows of anyone who might be interested in buying please either message me or contact me 01474 361800

This is a great fun and very economical car to run.  Full details as per the Auto trader link

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201802113628376?advertising-location=at_cars&minimum-badge-engine-size=1.4&postcode=da110hh&radius=1500&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&year-from=2014&year-to=2014&model=ADAM&make=VAUXHALL&aggregatedTrim=JAM&sort=sponsored&page=2

Car is based in Northfleet, Kent

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Octane Rotary content this month
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:44:43 PM »
Good 50th year write up in Octane this month, I note that they got to zap around in the  "new" Gen 1 that formally had just 49 miles on it now has 300, obviously not keeping this one as new for posterity then,     

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A few days ago we had a customer asking why his 3500 mile engine he bought from us had a water leak from a spark plug !.

He sent the picture attached and only when we looked closely you could just see the the spark plug was at a very slight angle.

Now curious , I then went further and cut up a Rotor Housing using an industrial band saw and found the the water gallery runs very close up behind the Leading Spark Plug .

As many will know you cant get directly onto the lower plug on the rear rotor on an RX-8  and I had seen people strip the threads before on this one.

This guy had cross threaded the plug on entry, then just animaled  it in and cracked the housing :roll: and chances are the plug will snap trying to undo next time.

Moral, of the story is  "Make sure you put your Spark Plugs by hand first before fully tightening "!
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