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06-10-2019, 07:39 AM
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Posted By olddragger

Where in Florida are you located?

Where in Florida are you located?
Forum: Rotary Swaps
05-14-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,246
Posted By olddragger

I am drooling, which is really not unusual for a...

I am drooling, which is really not unusual for a man my age, but this is my dream car.
I have been lurking a lot trying to decide what to do next, this build sure has my head spinning.
this is...
03-28-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 192,139
Posted By olddragger

Idea? Have you thought about cooling the fuel? ...

Idea? Have you thought about cooling the fuel?
cool cans are old school and not very practical for dd, but the special run or track day it has possibilities..
Forum: Rotary Swaps
02-03-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 68,772
Posted By olddragger

With enough passion and money anything can be...

With enough passion and money anything can be done. Go for it,
you will not only have a very special car.... you will have learned a tremendous amount of knowledge.
01-28-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 57,875
Posted By olddragger

I am approaching the door to a build myself (...

I am approaching the door to a build myself ( v6).. so following this thread and others.
True hotrodder OP. Keep it up! Sounds great!
01-07-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By olddragger

I agree and or see the points in all that has...

I agree and or see the points in all that has been posted. I am recently reminded of the 1988 BMW 535 And how it has started to appreciate greatly and the craziness concerning the Honda S2’s.
The...
01-02-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By olddragger

Will the rx8 be a collectible

I really donít know BUT I do know at the time it had so many reveloutional features it just may.
My gut feeling says it will.....but it will be a while before it happens.
I do know I wish I had...
12-01-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By olddragger

Late post..... op showed me his car a few weeks...

Late post.....
op showed me his car a few weeks ago. life is crazy right now so apologize for the latest of this post.
its a solid car. Some cosmetic issues ( to be expected for its age)
its...
11-10-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,911
Views: 192,139
Posted By olddragger

Beautiful set up! Dealing with the FI details...

Beautiful set up!
Dealing with the FI details does make one scratch their head from time to time.
you stated that at a certain point you had an increase of approx 2.5 lbs of boost? But less back...
11-05-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By olddragger

Got the itch swoope....miss my rx8. am looking...

Got the itch swoope....miss my rx8.
am looking at everything.
11-05-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

Been missing the forum and the car. Your thread...

Been missing the forum and the car. Your thread caught my eye.dont ever sell it... you will regret it if you do.
11-05-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 41,945
Posted By olddragger

Whoa.....! That’s nasty. sorry to derail the...

Whoa.....! That’s nasty.
sorry to derail the thread.
i did have an engine that was having air bubbles in the coolant...( wasn’t blowing the usual white smoke... yet) and I called cam. he suggested...
11-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 41,945
Posted By olddragger

Call Cam concerning sealants. but I do...

Call Cam concerning sealants.
but I do understand your reluctance.
xing fingers for you man
11-04-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,503
Posted By olddragger

Hopefully I am going to look at this car.

Hopefully I am going to look at this car.
11-04-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

Great pics of the chassis ( that is where the...

Great pics of the chassis ( that is where the real beauty of this car lies) and good job with everything
11-04-2018, 04:12 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 41,945
Posted By olddragger

Have you tried any sealant? Probably will not...

Have you tried any sealant? Probably will not work ( although I have seen it work) but at this point you have nothing to loose?
very nice write up and clean install.
dont forget if your coolant...
10-22-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,016
Posted By olddragger

Perhaps this thread is dead? Too bad

Perhaps this thread is dead?
Too bad
10-22-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,016
Posted By olddragger

Haven't heard anything yet. Am waiting. Always...

Haven't heard anything yet. Am waiting.
Always knew the rx8 was a special car..... still believe it today����
10-20-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,016
Posted By olddragger

Stepping in. I assume car is still available? ...

Stepping in.
I assume car is still available?
I ran a Pettit set up for a number of years.
Few questions--if they have been asked before I do apologize
OEM fuel injectors?
Oem fuel pump?
Cobb...
08-16-2017, 04:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
Posted By olddragger

Sorry for the hijack OP but hey 200!! Sold the...

Sorry for the hijack OP but hey 200!!
Sold the zo6... Ls7 engine is not as trustworthy as some may think... Besides ...too much power🙂
Had my first grandchild so now running a Porsche macan s....
08-15-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,971
Posted By olddragger

been a while:) glad to see there are still...

been a while:)
glad to see there are still pettit SC cars running out there.
Mine still is also--but it is a dedicated track car with carbon fiber roof etc etc etc. Friend of mine has it now.
On...
08-15-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 161,491
Posted By olddragger

Bet yall never expected me to jump in? Hi...

Bet yall never expected me to jump in?
Hi Team---long time. Never forgot the help you gave me.
I miss the rx8 and this thread interested me
Nice job going on--cant wait to see the finish
06-13-2016, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

Well the comments by the North American Mazda...

Well the comments by the North American Mazda Corp president is not promising. He actually called Mazdaspeed "Childish" ....wow.
It seems Mazda is a little stretched(? who knows for sure) and...
06-12-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

I have nothing totally concrete. Just fairly...

I have nothing totally concrete. Just fairly creditable information that is what the direction is.
It is logical also.
About cylinder deactivation and rough running.
I drove from atlanta ga...
06-10-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

Think it through guys..... Much lighter weight...

Think it through guys..... Much lighter weight materials available now, the weight of a 3 rotor engine would still be very light.
Gas mileage mandates are not based on WOT driving---right? They are...
06-08-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

Zoom just gave me chest pains! hmm 8k redline? ...

Zoom just gave me chest pains!
hmm 8k redline?
3 rotors are also more efficient at cruise:) I had access to a rotary engineers discussion and although it was not officially said it was strongly...
05-27-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

It is going to be a 3 rotor

It is going to be a 3 rotor
04-21-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

lol leaving corvettes in the dust! That may not...

lol leaving corvettes in the dust! That may not be true but when I was running my DD Pettit RX8
I made a lot of the street driven corvettes very nervous. Did pass a few--especially in the braking...
04-20-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

Hey Guys!! A few remember those days! Been...

Hey Guys!! A few remember those days!
Been wrestling with c6 zo6's for the past 3 yrs or so. man these cars are beasts. Frigging scary. with minimal mods little over 500rwhp in a 3100lb car with all...
04-19-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

Some of you may remember me. Been running...

Some of you may remember me. Been running corvette z06's the past few years, still am----BUT I have been waiting.
Yes I would pay ( no I am not rich)$50K for the RX vision IF some questions I have,...
10-05-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,893
Views: 148,799
Posted By olddragger

to meet modern day performance standards it will...

to meet modern day performance standards it will almost have to be a 3 rotor---OR
maybe they will settle for the moderate performance line and drop it into a hardtop mx5. If it is the 16x with...
07-26-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

you wont know nothing until you get a boost...

you wont know nothing until you get a boost gauge?
Get the boost steady, get your maf numbers, make sure you have enough fuel, get temps under control--then go tuning....

Guys--this may be...
07-21-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

they are selling for list price around here? ...

they are selling for list price around here?
Still I would be leary of buying this first years model--a LOT of changes happened--some may need ironing out.
My Zo6-- is a beast. Takes getting used...
07-16-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

thanks guys. I am starting to learn it a...

thanks guys. I am starting to learn it a little--but at times I really miss my 8. It was so ,....silkylicious and surgical. It was more fun to drive and thats the truth. I wish i could have had...
07-16-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 24,129
Posted By olddragger

you will not need those. Its actually more...

you will not need those. Its actually more prevalent in the rear---if i remember right?
When you coming over for a ride?
07-01-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 24,129
Posted By olddragger

right--dannobre Supercharger nose drive is the...

right--dannobre
Supercharger nose drive is the part of the s.c. you put the oil in dude:)
SUSTAINED high rpm as in w/w racing MAY cause a heat problem there. In TT it probably will not as you are...
06-30-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 24,129
Posted By olddragger

Running a c6 corvette zo6

Running a c6 corvette zo6
06-30-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

I have been away for a little while. I had to...

I have been away for a little while. I had to decide and get my next car.
Well here it is....
http://www.donyaun.com/Dennys_Vette/IMG_2916.jpg

I havent even started to explore the limits of...
06-30-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 24,129
Posted By olddragger

I just rn across this thread--respect Levi.:) ...

I just rn across this thread--respect Levi.:)
My old car----sigh.
One resource that you haven't mentioned--SPEEDSOURCE. They may still have some left over parts you would be interested in. Look to...
06-11-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,100
Views: 90,010
Posted By olddragger

nice Bret, very nice indeed. I understand how...

nice Bret, very nice indeed.
I understand how the old one would be more fun to drive---it may also win on the road course:)
Still, the recent result is really good--kudos to ya ! You built it, you...
05-25-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,289
Posted By olddragger

just for everyone that may read this thread--if...

just for everyone that may read this thread--if you run with a bad stack ( which means the front bearings etc are slightly out of alignment--easy to do and while fairly rare it does happen) at some...
05-25-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

It was time to pass the torch guys. Levi has...

It was time to pass the torch guys. Levi has righteous plans for my car ( now HIS car!)
Putting cage in and proper seats/safety equipment
loosing 200-300 lbs
lightweight battery
bigger injectors...
05-25-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,755
Posted By olddragger

yes it is.....need to check oil supply and...

yes it is.....need to check oil supply and balancing?
Is this the ceramic coated engine?
05-15-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 105,007
Posted By olddragger

the s2 trans and s1 diff does make for a good...

the s2 trans and s1 diff does make for a good ratio--thats what I ran. But you will find that 6th gear will be better with a little more 'Oomph".
Course out there in Texas with those long roads a...
05-15-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 35,755
Posted By olddragger

yes you are right about that---good boat battary...

yes you are right about that---good boat battary connectors are top notch.

walked off? LOL--I have cussed out every tree in my back yard several times each--and I have a lot of trees......
05-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,734
Posted By olddragger

guys--this will be so sweet. And yes- i do think...

guys--this will be so sweet. And yes- i do think it can save boosted engines.
05-14-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

lol--i have been invited to drive it when I want....

lol--i have been invited to drive it when I want. I think I will have to take a valium before I do :)
Hear that new owner? Possible sponsorship from the man himself? It would be worth a call.
I...
05-13-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,054
Posted By olddragger

i too thought goopys were good at one point. But,...

i too thought goopys were good at one point. But, look at them under a magnifying glass compared to oem.
05-13-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11,228
Views: 692,557
Posted By olddragger

nothing yet. My car will be getting getting a...

nothing yet. My car will be getting getting a cage put in it etc by the new owner--who is kinda local. He should pick it up this week. I will get to see it on track in full track trim--cant wait for...
05-13-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 938
Views: 105,007
Posted By olddragger

and i was looking forward in finding out what the...

and i was looking forward in finding out what the heck happened to that R3.
At least it will be put to good use now--it will be really sweet. Drop the trans and diff in yours Hoss--it will make a...
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