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Race the 6-Speed, I think even you would get it handed to ya, they are a very quick car, if the driver is any good that is, the clutch in those things are alittle touchy...

All i know is that i handed the *** to my friend in his.. I know someone with a stick... I will get it o n video.. I dont agree with me getting it handed to me..

Yes, he might beat me, but not as bad as you think...
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All i know is that i handed the *** to my friend in his.. I know someone with a stick... I will get it o n video.. I dont agree with me getting it handed to me..

Yes, he might beat me, but not as bad as you think...
Ha, well "handed to" probably wasnt the best way to put that, I know your truck is killer fast. But if the guy has some skill, I'd still say he'd win. I'v driven em both, and the RX was definatly faster than the Ranger....
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was the ranger stock...lol j/k
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Well, if the RX raced mine, that would be funny. The RX driver would be like, "were we racing? I don't see anyone behind me in my cloud of dust?"
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The 6 speed RX8 is less than impressive. I drove one a while back and found it to be gutless and less than thrilling to drive. The torque is WEEEAAAAK and the gears feel too long for a motor with such little torque numbers. The FC/FD RX-7s were awesome performance wise, and easily enhanced but I think they ran into some durability issues as well as emissions problems with the old 13b motor...
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It needs forced induction.
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That why they are going back the the famous RX-7 engine platform... all around better engine... which is what i would use
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the Mazda 13B twin rotor engine is being tested in marine applications

the 175c delivers 175 horsepower, weighs only 315 pounds and fits within the space of a 2 foot cube
the RPMC 240Si fits in the same tiny space, but delivers 240 hp weight 350 pounds and is supercharged

boats like high revving motors
just an engagement clutch is required as the water provides enough slip to prevent stalling





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Thanks Capt. Stubing
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OK - so I go from U boat commander to Capt Stubing?

actually when the Crusaders go on my Bertram rotary power is in consideration
the boat posted is a 26' Bertram but with stern drive
I have twin inboards (V6 262 cu in) and the change in weight will be amazing
although a modern engine of the same size and type that I currenlty have now puts out 220 HP against my 22 year old babies at only 165 HP
plus would be 2/3 the cost of those Madza power plants
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Maybe...did you see "Up Periscope" with Kelsey Grammar?...have any tattoo's, lol?
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Compair the RX8 to the 350Z... In the reviews basically everyone said the same... The RX8's motor needs to be near redline in order to get real power out of it...


the positives are that they are super smooth engines and are perfectly balenced...
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and the rotary's parts are crap to find...

theres a guy in town with a rx7 n/a....his engine blew...i dont know really what happend....he sold the car....it was gonna be WAY too much truble for the rotary engine to fix than it was worth
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I knew a guy at my first co-op that drove an RX-7 twin-turbo. That thing was quite nice in every respect.. but nearly always broken. He constantly had turbo problems! And at his age (early 20's, first real-job) it was tuff for him to maintain it. I think ALL of his income went into that thing..
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The rotary in the RX-8 is a high reving low torque sports car engine!

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Base Engine Size: 1.3 liters Base Engine Type: Rotary
Horsepower: 238 hp Max Horsepower: 8500 rpm
Torque: 159 ft-lbs. Max Torque: 5500 rpm
You said it. Rotarys make no torque. The mazda RX8 does not have a push you into the seat take off like a muscle car. Rotarys are good at one thing efficiency. 1.3L that makes 238 horsepower.
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I would think the one place you would want reliability and longevity would be in a boat.
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well the chevy block Crusaders in my boat have been running since 1984
low hours on them (1275) but they were not treated well before I got my hands on them
no smoke (well sort of hard to tell with a water cooled exhaust) and one one has burned just a little oil
on the trip to the haul out this year one engine was tapping a bit
hydraulic lifters could be the culprit, or I might need a valve adjustment

those little rotary engines are mainly a pipe dream on my part
same as some small volvo or yanmar diesels
I just don't burn enough fuel to make up the huge price difference to justify a diesel conversion
probably will put in some modern gas V6 engines when the time comes
I might consider small V8s as they may actually use less fuel for my purpose

last boat had a single 454 big block (7.4 liter mercruiser) and it actually got decent fuel economy, till those secondaries kicked in.....
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I know where there is a 560 cubic inch ford v8 that is sitting....just needs oil and tranny lol

It all depends on what you wanna do with it. It would take some lightening and some serious gear work, but hey anything is possible if you have the time and money to do it. I am still tossing the possibility around of yanking the SOHC out of my truck when I get it paid for and putting a 7.3 powerstroke in it...I get em cheap through work lol
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Might not fit?
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Hell no it won't fit...
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Really...well, spalusa got a 6.0 to fit and the dimensions of the block are relatively close. Now, I didn't say that it was going to drop in. I would be moving the firewall back, ditching the inner fenders, and adding an engine cover in the cab. I have done the measurements...I work for Navistar/International and have been playing around with the idea for a while...
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Have you all even seen the 07-08 mazda RX-7? The engine will be lighter than 1.3L and they are goign to be mainly attacking the torque problem, the frame will be based off the RX-8 but will be shorter, they will bring back the two seater and two doors, the car will also have better aerodynamics than the older RX-7 and RX-8, Mazda aslo hopes to plan on dropping the same engine into a re-worked miata, also based off the RX-8 platform, but shorter as well. they say the Miata will be made for those who want the performance of an RX-7 but dont want to pay the 30k-35k price of the RX-7 i will try to find some pics of both the Miata and the RX-7.
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make sure to post some pics....

since they dropped the protege, which they made a MazdaSpeed version of, the new MazdaSpeed car will be the miata...i hate that car...but it'll haul and handle with the best of them
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they already have a mazdaspeed miata... its got like 180hp because of a turbo...
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yah i know...imo, only divorced women and flashy guys drive those cars

MazdaSpeed B4000....YES! i can only dream...
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