Skid's Place

Scale Model Building Website
 
HomeGalleryRegisterLog in


Share | 
 

 mazda mx-5

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 3:51 am

I have a 25 year old mx5 in the garage, jump started it earlier and took it for a spin.

Hasn't been out for almost a year, you can't kill these things. I have this one in BRG for 17 years now, great fun. I don't think I'll ever sell it.
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2187
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 11:58 am


_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
disabled modeler
Intermediate Member
Intermediate Member


Posts : 646
Join date : 2016-05-22
Age : 53
Location : Quincy,IL. USA

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 12:03 pm

back when I use to race a guy ran a Mazda rotory on 2 cycle gas...ran hard and strong loads of RPM and tire smoke.
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2187
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 2:07 pm

disabled modeler wrote:
back when I use to race a guy ran a Mazda rotory on 2 cycle gas...ran hard and strong loads of RPM and tire smoke.

What's the advantage of running mixed gas other them the plumb of smoke?

_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 6:36 pm

Great little car Shay and a timeless design. You should enjoy it more.
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 8:06 pm

Well, I used to always have company cars Gary so it was no real problem, can't afford to tax and insure two cars now. The insurance is cheap as it qulalifies for Classic insurance now (has to be 25 years old in Ireland) but the road tax is over €500 for a petrol 1.6 here. Ouch!
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 9:10 pm

Daylight robbery!!.
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Mon 14 Nov 2016, 10:57 pm

Here's the tax disc from my 1600cc Golf  Mk 5 daily driver Gary, the €145 is for 3 months...
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 4:03 pm

Jesus that is horrendous, your roads should be pristine Shay!! 
Absolutely taxtastic!
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:04 pm

I could buy a brand new 535d rocket ship and it would cost much less to tax, CO2 emissions crapology.

Well, I couldn't actually buy a brand new one but.. lol
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:32 pm

Where do they come up with those numbers though?!, they should be running a surplus with rates likes that.
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:37 pm

Literally everything remotely new is a diesel bloody Hatchback Gary, it's so boring.

Torque is good, but I prefer keeping the revs up in a rorty petrol engine.

I'm probably old skule now.
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:46 pm

I agree totally, Can,t be a true 'sports car' without a petrol engine I reckon.
Back to top Go down
Plastic Freak
Moderator
Moderator
avatar

Posts : 2187
Join date : 2013-06-13
Location : Ancaster/Canada

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:51 pm

Tell that to Audi. Didn't they dominate Lemans with Diesel engines?

_________________
My friends call me Curt.

If you're not making mistakes you're not trying new things.

Strive for excellence, and perfection will find it's way into your projects.
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 8:54 pm

That was done only on fuel consumption Curt, but when Ducati start making diesel Bikes, I'll probably change over! lol
Back to top Go down
GaryDainton
Advanced Member
Advanced Member
avatar

Posts : 3407
Join date : 2014-03-06
Age : 50
Location : Bolton UK

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 9:01 pm

Just something about a petrol engine in a sports car for me, exhaust note, smell, throttle response.
Back to top Go down
dublin boy
Resident member
Resident member
avatar

Posts : 2351
Join date : 2013-02-27

PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   Tue 15 Nov 2016, 9:06 pm

Carbs are so much more responsive than some ECU telling the fuel injection what to do when you play tunes with the engine note too.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: mazda mx-5   

Back to top Go down
 
mazda mx-5
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Name that board
» Ahura Mazda...a japanese elm
» Minicraft Mazda Rotary Engine
» [VIDEO] HPI E10 Mazda RX7, Tamiya M03 Mini, TT-01 Dodge Viper: RC GT Touring cars at Yishun Track
» 4. Mazda 125 @ Laguna Seca - 35 Laps

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Skid's Place :: General :: Off Topic-
Jump to: