View Thread: The little rotary that could


mustangdriver
FC with a blown rotor. They made a bet that it would/wouldn't stay at 9000 RPM's for 10 seconds.

Well the video is 10 minutes long....

Video here (http://home.comcast.net/~ijcobra/pop.wmv)

k6kicker
damn :rb:

eric
That thing put up a pretty good fight, and that's with a blown rotor. Makes me wonder if the thing was stock. I would have expected the apex seals pretty quick at 9K

M4A1Carbine
LoL wtf were those guys thinking??? Of course it would catch on fire :chair:

RedLine
My question is why.........

k6kicker
just imagine if the dumb fuck would have kept the radiatoor cap on...the motor died from overheating not over revving....

Andronicus1
That says a lot about rotaries...

What exactly entails a blown rotor?

kcg795
I started to download it. Then my dialup disconnected. I tried it again and it took off where it left off. Then it disconnected again. Then I was getting bitched at by everybody else in the house because they were lagging. So I gave up. I'll try it again later.


FUCK!!! It just disconnected again in the middle of typing this fucking message. :curse:

eric
That says a lot about rotaries...

What exactly entails a blown rotor?

Usually it's a blown apex seal, so 2 of the 3 sides of a rotor don;t compress properly

A-Tech
why did they take the radiator cap off?

woulda sucked if their gas tank exploded.

eric
why did they take the radiator cap off?

woulda sucked if their gas tank exploded.

Beacuse of the heat the coolant could have been expanding, and rather than have something burst they just let the overflow off

RedLine
Why not take it out onto the street and burn the rubber off first, then sit in place and overheat the motor :rolleyes:

eric
They may have just planned on swapping the motor, and wanted to keep the rest of the car

RedLine
Does the trunk lid have a tonne of rust on it, or is it just me?

kcg795
I finally got it downloaded. That was fucking sweet. They were lucky it didn't blow up on them either.

kar-man
i had a great dream last night that i had a new rx-8...

i am going back to sleep now!

eric
i had a great dream last night that i had a new rx-8...

i am going back to sleep now!
There was an all black Rx-8 at the even I was valeting at tonight. Damn that car looks good. Too bad I didn't get to drive it.

Sia Bani
They've got some turbo kits out for the rx-8 now...too bad it doesn't come turbo'd stock...

k6kicker
what sort of output?

eric
They've got some turbo kits out for the rx-8 now...too bad it doesn't come turbo'd stock...

There's a place near me in NJ that will put a 20 in your Rx-8.


For $40K