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04-09-2008, 08:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,642
Posted By Blue87Sport

Having driven an 87 Sport FC for about 17 years...

Having driven an 87 Sport FC for about 17 years and now my 04 RX-8 for the past 4 years, I will say that 8 is better and more refined in just about every way. I still love the FC (I handed it down to...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
01-13-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By Blue87Sport

If you haven't had a ticket in a few years, see...

If you haven't had a ticket in a few years, see if you can get the ticket deferred. It doesn't go on your record so your insurance doesn't go up. If you don't get another ticket for 3 years (I think)...
10-17-2007, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By Blue87Sport

1st Law of Aerospace: Anything will fly, given...

1st Law of Aerospace: Anything will fly, given enough thrust.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
09-15-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Blue87Sport

Jerry is the real deal. I've taken my FC RX-7 to...

Jerry is the real deal. I've taken my FC RX-7 to him several times and had good service. He's very knowledgeable and a straight shooter.

He has a good history with the local rotary scene. Check...
09-07-2007, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,632
Posted By Blue87Sport

Quote of the day: "mail-slot trunk...

Quote of the day: "mail-slot trunk opening":lol2:
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
08-18-2007, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,464
Posted By Blue87Sport

Pinnacle Mazda going out of business?

I saw a big "Going out of business" ad in the Seattle Times for Pinnacle Mazda of Renton. I had noticed a few days ago an ad from Auburn Mazda (I think) offering to take on the service needs of folks...
04-18-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,789
Posted By Blue87Sport

Pineapple Racing, http://www.pineappleracing.com/...

Pineapple Racing, http://www.pineappleracing.com/ , out in Portland Oregon occasionally holds classes on rotary rebuilding, etc. You might check with them on anything they have coming up. They also...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
04-02-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,709
Posted By Blue87Sport

A seat belt lock for a child's car seat does the...

A seat belt lock for a child's car seat does the same thing for a couple of bucks. I've used one to keep my butt planted during autocrossing and it works fine.

Just head to the "Performance...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
03-31-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,137
Posted By Blue87Sport

You should check out Tim Foster at Dependable...

You should check out Tim Foster at Dependable Wheel Repair in Renton. He does great work with excellent customer service. He repaired a bent rim on my son's RX-7 and threw in fixing the curb rash for...
03-02-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,387
Posted By Blue87Sport

I never knew the 350Z was such a pussy magnet....

I never knew the 350Z was such a pussy magnet. They were all over that thing.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
01-21-2007, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Blue87Sport

Reminds me of Kent Brockman from the Simpsons. :D:

Reminds me of Kent Brockman from the Simpsons. :D:
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
01-15-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,611
Posted By Blue87Sport

It's still hanging around in the shade and...

It's still hanging around in the shade and there's more on the way. We're supposed to get anywhere from a trace to 6" early Tuesday. :cussing: or :ylsuper: depending on your point of view.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
01-11-2007, 03:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,611
Posted By Blue87Sport

Telecommuting FTW. :) My wife left Everett...

Telecommuting FTW. :)

My wife left Everett yesterday at 3:00pm. By 6:00 pm she had made to Bellevue. I-405 was a parking lot the whole way. :cussing: South of Bellevue was just as bad. :wallbash: ...
12-26-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,022
Posted By Blue87Sport

Nice FC. :yesnod: Before I got my 8, I...

Nice FC. :yesnod:

Before I got my 8, I drove an 1987 Sport RX-7. I handed it down to my son after 17 years of service.

Long live the Series 4!
12-22-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,158
Posted By Blue87Sport

No, you walk up and say: "Open the pod bay...

No, you walk up and say:

"Open the pod bay door please, Hal"
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
12-20-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 889
Posted By Blue87Sport

Hayes went from one of the top rotary shops in...

Hayes went from one of the top rotary shops in the NW to one of the most despised.

See http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.php?t=469867 for the morbid details.
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
12-14-2006, 02:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,794
Posted By Blue87Sport

The top 1/4 tank is notoriously unreliable for...

The top 1/4 tank is notoriously unreliable for estimating mileage. I used to get 40 miles for the first quarter tank and then end up with 280 miles using about 14 gallons. I would reserve judgement...
10-03-2006, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Blue87Sport

How to safely and legally drift an RX-8

So, ever since you saw The Fast and the Furious, Tokyo Drift, you've wanted to drift your RX-8? But you know that street drifting is dangerous and illegal. :nono: What's an RX-8 driftin' wannabe to...
09-13-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,873
Posted By Blue87Sport

All RX-8s come with pistons configured in...

All RX-8s come with pistons configured in opposing pairs. They're kinda small but there's a lot of force behind them. So it is perfectly correct to say that the RX-8 is an all-wheel, powered-piston...
09-08-2006, 12:07 AM
Replies: 2,535
Views: 563,455
Posted By Blue87Sport

Was she packin' a 44? I can't tell from the...

Was she packin' a 44? I can't tell from the angle. :yumyum:

Much obliged, nightracer. You can mosey by these parts anytime. :biggthump
09-06-2006, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 637,582
Posted By Blue87Sport

In 52 days, all will be revealed. :yesnod: ...

In 52 days, all will be revealed. :yesnod:

(Provided the creek don't rise and my math is correct)
09-06-2006, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Blue87Sport

Allan Mullaly, the new CEO from Boeing, is a...

Allan Mullaly, the new CEO from Boeing, is a great choice. He is a real engineer, a great leader, incredible smart and has the balls to be innovative. He was very well respected by the technical...
08-26-2006, 11:58 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 164,829
Posted By Blue87Sport

I just turned over 30K miles and still have the...

I just turned over 30K miles and still have the original battery, starter and plugs. My engine runs strong and I never have experienced the power loss (I live in a cool climate) so I think I will...
08-10-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 81,172
Posted By Blue87Sport

Come on people. There's got to be a marbles/golf...

Come on people. There's got to be a marbles/golf balls/mulligan joke in there somewhere. Let's put some effort into it!

:spank:
08-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,741
Posted By Blue87Sport

I thought I was old because I bought my first...

I thought I was old because I bought my first Rx-7 in 1980. :mdrmed: The RX-3 and 4 came out before I was old enough to drive. I do remember the ads though showing how simple the engine was. I...
08-10-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,157
Posted By Blue87Sport

I agree with Elara and others, the 8 is not some...

I agree with Elara and others, the 8 is not some fragile exotic that requires extensive maintenance. Just a small bit of awareness in regard to cold shut off and checking the oil level. "It's so...
08-07-2006, 01:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By Blue87Sport

5500 ft and a view of the Tatoosh range. I'd call...

5500 ft and a view of the Tatoosh range. I'd call it Paradise (then I'd kiss it good-bye). :mdrmed:
08-05-2006, 01:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,804
Posted By Blue87Sport

The Lotus needs a proper British Cosworth in it....

The Lotus needs a proper British Cosworth in it. Not a bloody Japanese engine.

Cheers!
Forum: RX-8 Racing
08-04-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,638
Posted By Blue87Sport

^^^ Me too. I really enjoyed reading the diary....

^^^ Me too. I really enjoyed reading the diary. It was as close to being an actual driver you could be without suiting up. It had a very engaging writing style. :worship:

Thanks for your efforts...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
08-03-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 685
Posted By Blue87Sport

Looks like you'll have some company. I saw this...

Looks like you'll have some company. I saw this in the Competition section.

https://www.rx8club.com/showpost.php?p=1469115&postcount=18
08-01-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 30,237
Posted By Blue87Sport

As I understand it, the new flash addresses the...

As I understand it, the new flash addresses the issue of a power loss after sustained cruising, especially in high temperatures. The recall will be to install this new flash. It will be a recall...
08-01-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 30,237
Posted By Blue87Sport

According to the graph, the throttle position is...

According to the graph, the throttle position is at 80% which is open loop territory. Also any RPM over 5500 (IIRC) reverts to open loop operation.
07-31-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,328
Posted By Blue87Sport

Great work, Nemesis - you've invented a new...

Great work, Nemesis - you've invented a new method for insuring that *all* the old oil comes out during an oil change. No more worrying about the oil left behind in the oil coolers during an oil...
07-26-2006, 12:50 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 14,107
Posted By Blue87Sport

It appears that the ship couldn't handle the...

It appears that the ship couldn't handle the twisties. Where was it built, Detroit? :)
07-14-2006, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,021
Posted By Blue87Sport

Remember that an oil change doesn't get all the...

Remember that an oil change doesn't get all the old oil out. There is oil in the oil coolers that don't drain out during the change so you have a mix of new and old oil. So even after an oil change,...
07-14-2006, 03:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,076
Posted By Blue87Sport

Would you believe > 87,325 HP? This is what...

Would you believe > 87,325 HP?

This is what a Boeing 747 generates at cruise throttle level. I actually did a refused landing/go-around so I was at take-off thrust which is probably 2 or 3 times...
07-14-2006, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Blue87Sport

He's not bogging the engine. He's coming off an...

He's not bogging the engine. He's coming off an off-ramp so he's off throttle, coasting or engine braking, I would guess around 2K rpms. He's not hurting his engine.

I would agree with Therm8,...
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
07-14-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By Blue87Sport

Another great wheel repair guy is Tim Foster in...

Another great wheel repair guy is Tim Foster in Renton.

http://www.dependablewheel.com/

He did a great job on my son's RX-7 wheels. Excellent quality work and a very reasonable guy to deal with.
07-11-2006, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,940
Posted By Blue87Sport

Probably because all you can hear is the whine of...

Probably because all you can hear is the whine of the intake and turbo(s). This is why:
http://www.xtremerotaries.com/main2/Quicksilver/Lge%20pics/Engine.lge.jpg

Gotta love the sound of a...
06-30-2006, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Blue87Sport

+1 for a former 1st gen RX-7 owner :wavey: ...

+1 for a former 1st gen RX-7 owner :wavey:

I fondly remember the "crank it up, take it off and strap it in the back" sunroof process. Come back to the rotary family. If you enjoyed your RX-7,...
06-29-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5,799
Views: 637,582
Posted By Blue87Sport

I thought that same exact thing when I read that...

I thought that same exact thing when I read that thread.

Between Richard's SC knowledge and MazdaManiac's tuning wizardry, together they could, dare we say, rule the world! :worship:

How far is...
06-29-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Blue87Sport

Bip the Michelin Man is looking a bit soft. He...

Bip the Michelin Man is looking a bit soft. He needs to hang out more with the Grand Prix girls. That ought to firm him right up. :naughty:
06-29-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By Blue87Sport

I love the pic with the 8 on the cattle guard. It...

I love the pic with the 8 on the cattle guard. It looks positively EVIL.

It looks like a scene from a science fiction movie...Bright lights in the sky...strange crop circles...then a malevolent...
06-25-2006, 01:13 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 30,237
Posted By Blue87Sport

Anyone think this flash will result in a recall? ...

Anyone think this flash will result in a recall?

The stalling and power loss issue could be considered a safety issue by the NHTSA and thus force Mazda to issue a recall. In that case, everyone...
06-25-2006, 12:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By Blue87Sport

Yep, and no corner marker lights. But the...

Yep, and no corner marker lights.

But the dead giveaway is that its parked at a soccer (football) field. Nobody in the U.S. gives a &%#& about that sport. :mdrmed:
Forum: NW RX-8 Forum
06-24-2006, 03:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Blue87Sport

The new flash changes the amount of oil injected...

The new flash changes the amount of oil injected by the MOP during certain low throttle cruising conditions. It won't hurt your car and it could prevent a problem. If you do a lot of highway driving...
Forum: RX-8 Racing
06-23-2006, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By Blue87Sport

Wasn't that the cause of the problem in the first...

Wasn't that the cause of the problem in the first place?!? :crazy:

OMG, it's a recursion problem :lol:
06-23-2006, 01:14 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 30,237
Posted By Blue87Sport

If the flash isn't ready, you can add premix oil...

If the flash isn't ready, you can add premix oil to the gas. That will add more lubrication just lke the flash would.
06-21-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,051
Posted By Blue87Sport

I remember when I first got my FB back in 1980....

I remember when I first got my FB back in 1980. We would flip up the headlights as a greeting to other RX-7 drivers. We were so rare back then and essentially everyone who had one was an enthusiast....
06-19-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Blue87Sport

Ouch! Sorry to see that on such a beautiful car. ...

Ouch! Sorry to see that on such a beautiful car. :crying:

It's hard to tell from the pictures, is the dent above the corner marker creased or just pushed in? If its just pushed in, I suggest you...
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