Having built numerous engines over the last few years I accumulated quite a stockpile of trashed rotors and housings. what better to do than to turn them into clocks! A little paint a little bit of polishing, and a trick little clock to fit in there and presto chango: you now have a nice desk ornament!
Another use for one of those trashed rotors. The local Mazda club, MSCW, asked me to put together a trophy for one of their car shows. A spruced up block of wood as a base and a custom made plaque and you have a worthy trophy for presntation to the grand prize winner.
Ever have one of those parts with gross anodizing or feel a need to change the color scheme on some car parts. Never fear, anodizing can be removed with a can of Easy Off oven cleaner (or comperable oven cleaner). Note that not all oven cleaners are created equal but I found it works very well on removing anodizing from finished aluminum parts. Simply spray on, wait, maybe a little scrub with a toothbrush to agitate the foam, rinse and voila. No more anodizing.
Every once in a while I make something that people really really want. So as a service to the "rx7 community" I crank out a few replicas. It's too time intensive for me to make any money but it's nice to see people like some of the stuff I make. For example I ginned up a bracket to hold the GM 3 bar map sensor I use on my own car. A small piece of polished aluminum that fits like the OEM map sensor bracket but can support the GM 3 bar unit equally as well and in the same location as the OEM sensor. Below are a few of the replicas I made for a friend.
My wife and I had some frequent flyer miles to burn to decided to go far far away. We decided on a tour of Japan and while we were there, how could we possibly not visit some rotary related attractions - like the RE Amemiya shop and the Mazda Corporate headquarters in Hiroshima and view the assembly line where my FD was built? Lucky me.
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This page last updated December 28, 2009