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« Reply #135 on: April 15, 2014, 08:21:46 AM »
Thanks Berny, good to hear from you.

OK this end , looking forward to the race season with the RX-8 (if you have seen my thread) and the show season with the RX-4:Viking.                 Hope all is well out there in the world of sunshine :Thumbs-up
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« Reply #136 on: April 15, 2014, 10:31:17 AM »
Gald you didn\'t sell it Clive, it\'s such a nice car to look at.
 
LOVE :god the choice of wheels for the RX4!
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« Reply #137 on: April 15, 2014, 08:47:58 PM »
Quote from: Kodiak;877475

 
LOVE :god the choice of wheels for the RX4!


Thanks for that, I\'m suspecting the purists will hate them though.

Hopefully your a little nearer with yours now, hopefully I will see you at Japfest:Thumbsup!
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« Reply #138 on: April 16, 2014, 04:49:50 AM »
Surprised when i saw this a rotorstock a few years back by the choice of wheels, but they really do suit it in a muscle car type of way.

My Rx4 coupe was originally yellow too, mines a series 2 74\'.  Unfortunately several careful owners and several coats of paint later its now in a terrible primer type white!

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« Reply #139 on: April 20, 2014, 02:32:30 PM »
Many Thanks to Furb who kindly donated a correct Mazda info sticker so I could get my air filter lid powder coated.:Thumbsup!

Had the cars first day out at Wheels day @ Dunsfold where the I should have had the bonnet spring loaded because all day people wanted to see the engine, who then raved about the little Rotary that pushes the car along.

Seriously had the car had a big block V8 in the bay the interest would have had no where near the attention the Rotary received :Viking

Turned out to be an excellent Rotary promotional day out, destroying a few long held Anti Rotary myths held by some   :D
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« Reply #140 on: April 20, 2014, 02:53:08 PM »
Great stuff Clive:):D

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« Reply #141 on: April 20, 2014, 07:20:36 PM »
you\'re welcome Clive! it\'s looking good ;)
can\'t wait to have our 2 cars side by side again :)

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« Reply #142 on: May 02, 2014, 10:52:53 AM »
Lovely car Clive, can\'t wait to see it in the flesh sometime! Mine is on the road too now, although still loads to do on it, i\'ll get some updates posted soon.
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« Reply #143 on: June 10, 2014, 08:45:43 PM »
While downloading pictures I thought I would show this one as we are now never going back to Brooklands which is one of the greatest Motor venues on Earth.

It was a privilege to be able to take such a last picture at such an historic place.
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« Reply #144 on: June 11, 2014, 04:17:50 AM »
Great pick!

"We are now newer going back to Brooklands"???

Why? I was hoping to come there next year... :(
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #145 on: February 03, 2015, 02:02:21 PM »
I love this car!   :P
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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #146 on: September 11, 2016, 09:00:40 PM »
Wow just realised how I had neglected my RX-4 thread and so much has happened since the last post  !!

Anyway I thought I would share something that was quite ironic that happened today even after hiding it front on  :D. (see pic below)

Decided to take the RX-4 for a run out to Edenbridge Motor Show and didn't even clean it.  http://www.edenbridgemotorshow.co.uk/ around 300 cars of all years were there and some real real nice modern to vintage stuff was there------- and the judges pick the RX-4 as Best of Show  ::)

The irony is with the RX-4 being the only Rotary there, look at the trophy  :29:

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Re: My RX-4 that I wanted since I was a kid and why !.
« Reply #147 on: April 15, 2018, 07:52:50 PM »
What with all the playing with the race car, I was getting worred the RX-4 was getting neglected so I dragged it out of the garage today checked it over, found all was well and gave it a run and a wash.

Noticed a blister on the front wing that's going to need a bit of attention for this season, mind you, that's not bad for a car that's now 45 years also I have had it on the road out and about for 11 years now  :)   

Here's a batch of pictures taken today
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« Reply #148 on: April 16, 2018, 03:58:52 AM »
...I just love that car...  :love4:
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« Reply #149 on: April 16, 2018, 02:33:02 PM »
Can never see enough pictures of that car  :icon_thumleft:
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