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Old 03-23-2011, 09:26 PM
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NZ Rotaman's RX8, Rotabug and other Rotary stuff

Here a selection of photos of my RX8 and Rotabug plus the Cosmo and RX2

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My Rotary powered Beach Buggy - Lots of fun this one

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Some of my cars that have had way to much money spent on them.

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Old 03-23-2011, 09:55 PM
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Nice pics... more info on the buggy set up?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:14 PM
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It looks like photoshop on the wood bridge. Glad it handled the weight of the car.
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Very nice. Any more shots of the 2 and Cosmo?
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:25 PM
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Very nice collection. I also want to see more of the cosmo's
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:28 PM
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Wow NZealanders know how to do rotaries right.

Thanks to NZ for the pfc datalogit that revolutionized ecu tuning for rotaries.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by 8 Maniac View Post
Nice pics... more info on the buggy set up?
x2, + pics of the Rx2 please
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:46 AM
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The Rotabug is a full frame VW chassis, running a IRS rear end and type 3 gearbox/LSD diff out of a racecar.
Engine is a 13b 6port and is standard apart from Dellorto 48mm sidedraft, my own modified distributorless ignition system and open exhaust.
Buggy is fully road registered and never goes on the beach.
The buggy also has 4 wheel disc brakes and Wilwood 4 pot calipers on each corner.
I still have a lot of things I would like to do to this buggy eg full roll cage, new engine-(PP next time), new windscreen, and a better exhaust.

The photo of the my RX8 on the wooden bridge thing, is actually on a working platform, and could easily hold up a tank.

As for more photos of the Cosmo, unfortunately I don't have any at the moment.
The Cosmo has been in our family for about 15 plus years and is a standard 20b triple rotor model. It is the upmarket model with leather and Navigation system.
It was originally bought by my Father and then sold to my Father in law.
A great car for touring long distance, as long as you don't mind the fuel bill.

The RX2 was the first car that I bought back in 1982 and I sold it just over a year ago.
When I bought it it was a standard 1975 RX2 coupe 12A single dissy.
Over the years I think I modified just about everything on it, apart from the paint colour/stripe design.
When I sold it, it had a 13b tallport engine, 5speed, coilover suspension alround, Bilstein front shocks and Koni rear shocks, 4 wheel disc brakes and Wilwood 4 pot brakes on the front and 82 RX7 disc brake rear end, plus LSD and 4.1 ratio.
For an RX2 it handled great and stopped really well, I used the car for doing street sprints and hillclimbs.
I wish I hadn't sold it, but I didn't have enough spare room to store the car and someone paid me enough money to make it worth selling.
It also had my own distributorless ignition system and 3 barrel IDA Weber carb.
Anyway I hope this is the sort of info you were after.

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Thumbs up Nice Selection of Rota's

Nice pics Rotaman

Good Stuff!!!
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awesome collection! Go NZ! (RL World Champs! ah yeah!)
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nice rotary cars , excellent job!!
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I wish I hadn't sold it.

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hehe wondered how long it would take before you said that .
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Cool! Makes me nostalgic for my RX-4 ...
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Nice pics. That 8 is way too close to the edge though.
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very cool rides.
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Thought I would post some more photos of some of my other Rotary stuff

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Some of the Rotor Clocks that I've made over the years

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Obviously I'm a big fan of most things Rotary.

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oh my God !!! I need that rotary watch !!!!
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Where can can i buy the rotowatch rotoman? Thanks
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OMG a Rx2 coupe. very nice
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(Where can can i buy the rotowatch rotoman? Thanks)

You could try Mazda parts department, the original part numbers are on the box in the photos.
Or you could have a look on Trade Me, I saw one on there under watches a couple of days ago. I just checked, the listing has finished, but here is the listing number - Listing #: 362775889
If this is the type you are after, ask them to relist it.
Hope this helps

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wtf? who put´s their licance plate there? i see the intercooler. but still the worst place ive ever seen a front licance plate at haha

but these cars are really hot though
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damn I want those clocks.
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(Where can can i buy the rotowatch rotoman? Thanks)

You could try Mazda parts department, the original part numbers are on the box in the photos.
Or you could have a look on Trade Me, I saw one on there under watches a couple of days ago. I just checked, the listing has finished, but here is the listing number - Listing #: 362775889
If this is the type you are after, ask them to relist it.
Hope this helps

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Thanks Rotaman.
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I like those rotary shaped watches and clocks.
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My rx2 had a different rear. Not sure which one I like better. nice pics
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