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Discussion in 'General' started by VipersGratitude, 1 May 2009.

  1. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    OK, I have now caught up with the entire series. That is an impressive piece of engineering...
     
  2. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    It's ball tingling. lol And he's already taking about doing a 6rotor... :eeek:
     
  3. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    He has to finish the bloody 4 rotor first! Yeah it runs, but it still needs to be finished :grin:
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I can't stand the sound of those rotor engines.
     
  5. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I like them, I used to work on Mazda rotaries back in the 80's (RX-2, RX-3), my cousin had an RX-2, went like a scalded cat.

    A guy I knew (engineer) put an RX-2 engine into a Mini, rear wheel drive and all, the 'effin thing used to lift the front wheels at local amateur drag meets.
     
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    Oh I know they're good, but the sound. It sounds like they want to blow up every second.
     
  7. Jeff Hine

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    But that's how they were designed - to have the nuts thrashed off them all day...
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    From what I gather, standard part of repairing/servicing/rebuilding rotaries is to up the idle revs to keep the engine happier for longer.

    I love the idea of rotary engines, but if you have to automatically budget an extra £3k or so for the inevitable engine rebuild then it kinda takes the shine off. I'd still love an RX-8, but maybe when I've paid off a few more bills :grin: (at which point most surviving RX-8s will have likely rusted to death because of the UK climate!)
     
  9. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Just for laughs, here is a trike with an RX-7 engine in it...

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/5810564/Is-it-a-bike-Is-it-a-car

    (The guy in the article is a very old friend of mine, we were at high school together and did our mechanic apprenticeships at the same time. We have lost touch and I found out he has had some issues in his life. I haven't been able to get hold of him for about 5 years now, it makes me sad. The mate he has a bourbon bet with mentioned in the last sentence of the article is me.)
     
  10. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    £17.99 pre-order for standard digital edition, you know you are going to have to...
     
  12. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Now that's a 3 wheeler.
     
  14. Jeff Hine

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    "New shorts, please...!" THAT's why there's no bog roll left...!
     
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  15. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    I couldn't go in that thing. How any one can even drive it is a mystery, that takes some savage skill. It's literally on the bleeding edge every second.

    But the engineering and work that's gone into it are unrivalled. I absolutely love it.
     
  16. Jeff Hine

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    Probably why the 'old boy' wants rid - yeah, I get the 'too many toys' line, but the "WTAF have I created...?" thinking may have finally dawned on him.
     
  17. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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  19. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    kim hardware addict

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    unbelievable accuracy :wallbash:...hope I'm not digging out old well known vid :worried:
     
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