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  1. G'day everyone! As the main IrishRotary event this year we're doing a Rotary & Mazda-specific diagnostics & dyno-day (otherwise known as a "Rolling Road Day") for the club. This will be where we get to not only check on the health of our mechanical Doritos (& other piston-powered 2WD Mazdas) & see what power they're actually making, but also get to meet up with other fellow rotorheads/Mazdas, witness some freshly-finished project builds (or partially finished! They're welcome too!!), and some spectacular sights over the Irish countryside with the sounds of rotaries filling the air! Naturally as you've probably gathered by now, all other Mazdas are also welcome on both days! This thread is about what's happening over the two day event! On the days there will be: 1) Dyno power-runs to see bhp/torque readouts, Air-Fuel Ratios, boost levels for those with turbo'd rotaries, etc - done by Stiv from MDTuning. 2) Diagnostics / Reflashing / Non-dyno map adjustments for RX8s & possibly RX7s - coordinated by @littlefeck (Jamie) 3) Rotary Compression Testing with Mazda compression testers - @fduker & @MCON. 4) CarBQ Food - Yep, that's right: it's a BBQ made out of a car! We'll be using this to cook up our lunch whether rain or shine! Alternatives are available in the local town for those with particular dietary needs. We're also looking for a volunteer to take the lead on this one & coordinate with 2 others to help get the food in, ideally cook it & (ideally) not poison the rest of us - chefs or experienced BBQ Gods preferred! Please ring/text/message/PM/carrier-pigeon me if you'd enjoy a bit of BBQ'ing for a small group of hungry rotorheads. 5) General mechanical/electronic diagnostics & advice (& maybe help with fitting some small parts if there's interest) - this will be done by a combination of all the rotary-related experts & enthusiasts that will be present on the day & is subject to them being free from the other things they're doing on the day including enjoying themselves & having the banter! ...cause experts need a holiday too y'know... The Very Important (Confirmed) Details... What: Rotary-specific Dyno & Diagnostics Day (BBQ lunch will be provided via CarBQ) + Overnight stay in: Kilkenny [UPDATED!] Thurles: We looked at the price of Kilkenny hotels for the Saturday 13th of July & it was looking like €250 p/room p/night for a twin room anywhere with a car-park that could accomodate these types of cars so instead we've opted for Thurles which is closer to the Vee & much cheaper at €150 p/room in a decent hotel. I've now booked into this place: it's called the Anner Hotel & isn't far from the centre of town if people want to head in there in the evening after the Dyno Day. Feel free to book the rooms for yourselves directly. + Drive to the "Vee" the next day (Sunday): leaving the Anner Hotel at 12 O'Clock give-or-take a few mins. Where: MD Tuning, Unit 8, Urlingford Business Park, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny + Thurles (location of stay as above) +The Vee (Sunday), drive, stop, take a few snaps, have banter, etc. + Possibly a lunch afterwards - we'll see what people feel like on the day, otherwise it's home-time. When: Sat July 13th (Dyno) & Sun (Drive) July 14th 2019 Time: Sat 09:00 - 20:00 (Yep - an early start, a late finish & it's alllllll day!) Being realistic, most people will probably be leaving their house between 06:00 & 07:00 on that Saturday morning depending on where you are in the country assuming you're keeping to the speed limit. Sun 12:00 - 15/16:00 (Not as early a start but still a long day with a good bit of driving so you may be pretty tired by the time all's said & done. How much: €45 a head for a dyno-run incl. BBQ - paid in advance via Ticketing (nearly gone already!). €6.50 for any other attendee including BBQ: anyone without a ticket on the day will not be admitted - please book in advance to avoid disappointment. €35 (likely) for a rotary compression test - payable on the day to the person doing the testing. €150 per twin room: bring a friend/other half & share the cost! Prices as of today 13/06/2019 for a twin room in the Anner Hotel. Significant others: More than welcome & encouraged! FAQ: How do I reserve my place on the dyno? Pay via the IrishRotary Shop as above - once the slots are all bought there will be none left unless we manage to squeeze one or two in before the end of the day (these can be paid-for directly to JP on the day at the same rate as above). How do I reserve my place for getting my car compression-tested? Find & speak with @fduker and/or @MCON on the day (one of the organisers will tell you their real names/point them out if you approach one of us on the day). How about the diagnostics / reflashing etc? Either PM @littlefeck in advance to avoid disappointment as these things can take time, or chance your arm finding & speaking with him on the day - he'll be the chap with the laptop & a lot of cables with his head periodically stuck in the driver's footwell of an RX8. What if I need to know something on the day, who do I speak to? Me, JP - I'll be your go-to guy for the day. You'll figure out pretty quickly who I am as there's a good chance I'll be greeting you on the way in! What's a dyno run? Type "rolling road RX7/8" or "RX7/8 dyno run" into YouTube & you'll see for yourself. Can I turn up just for the 'meet'/social aspect & not dyno my car or get a compression test & still eat CarBQ food? Yes, once you purchase the "BBQ" token in this link at least 48hrs in advance so that we will know you'll be there - this is for security & so that we know how much food we'll need. Will the event end once all the cars have been dyno'd? Nope, we're heading out for a social session afterwards & staying in Thurles, as well as going for a drive up the Vee the next day, take some snaps on-location, possibly followed by food before we all head home. Can I attend just the Saturday social stuff in the evening or just the "Day 2" drive & whatever the other activities end up being? Yep! Once you let us know at the absolute latest of 48hrs in advance - otherwise we can't guarantee to have the head-space to keep you in the loop for whatever it is you want to do (e.g. via a Whatsapp group). Fan-freakin'-tastic!! Where do I sign up??? Just post up below & buy the tickets via this link here! I will be in attendance & I'm mainly there for... (Copy & paste the list & add yourself to it once you've got a ticket) 1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter, being the go-to guy on the day, overnight stay, drive to the Vee, whatever else afterwards. 2) Mike Hogan - witness the dyno day and eat food ! And then drive to the vee on the Sunday. Sat night out depends on who I bring with me! 3) Aido 8 - Dyno run, etc. 4) Dara - Drive, food and the rest. 5) ...
  2. G'day everyone! As the main IrishRotary event this year we're looking at doing a rotary-specific diagnostics & dyno-day (otherwise known as a "Rolling Road Day") for the club. This will be where we get to not only check on the health of our mechanical Doritos & see what power they're actually making, but also get to meet up with other fellow rotorheads/Mazdas, witness some freshly-finished project builds (or partially finished! They're welcome too!!), and some spectacular sights over the Irish countryside with the sounds of rotaries filling the air! Naturally other Mazdas are also welcome on both days! This thread is about what's being proposed & we're looking for some feedback from people as to what they'd prefer of the options listed or indeed alternatives that you may have, & especially looking for good suggestions as to what the "Day 2/Sunday" activities could be in particular. On the days there will be: 1) Dyno power-runs to see bhp/torque readouts, Air-Fuel Ratios, boost levels for those with turbo'd rotaries, etc - done by Stiv from MDTuning. 2) Diagnostics / Reflashing / Non-dyno map adjustments for RX8s & possibly RX7s - coordinated by @littlefeck (Jamie) 3) Rotary Compression Testing with Mazda compression testers - awaiting confirmation from people that have been asked. 4) CarBQ Food - Yep, that's right: it's a BBQ made out of a car! We'll be using this to cook up our lunch whether rain or shine! Alternatives are available in the local town for those with particular dietary needs. We're also looking for a volunteer to take the lead on this one & coordinate with 2 others to help get the food in, ideally cook it & (ideally) not poison the rest of us - chefs or experienced BBQ Gods preferred! Please ring/text/message/PM me if you'd enjoy a bit of BBQ'ing for a small group of hungry rotorheads. 5) General mechanical/electronic diagnostics & advice (& maybe help with fitting some small parts if there's interest) - this will be done by a combination of all the rotary-related experts & enthusiasts that will be present on the day & is subject to them being free from the other things they're doing on the day including enjoying themselves & having the banter! ...cause experts need a holiday too y'know... The Very Important (Proposed) Details... What: Rotary-specific Dyno & Diagnostics Day (BBQ lunch will be provided via CarBQ) + Overnight stay in Kilkenny + Drive to the "Vee" the next day (Sunday) + Potentially go-karting or another activity depending on people's appetite & where we end up after that. (Sunday) Where: MD Tuning, Unit 8, Urlingford Business Park, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny + Kilkenny (location of stay TBC) +The Vee (Sunday) + Other (TBC - see above) (Sunday) When: Let's have a poll & keep it open for a week... (first date is a Saturday & that's when the Dyno Day will be; second is when the drive to the Vee & potentially karting or something else will be) Options are... (See poll) A) Sat July 13th (Dyno) & Sun (Drive) July 14th 2019 Sat August 10th (Dyno) & Sun (Drive) August 11th 2019 C) Sat August 31st (Dyno) & Sun (Drive) September 1st 2019 Time: Sat 08:00 - 20:00 (Yep - an early start, a late finish & it's alllllll day!) Being realistic, most people will probably be leaving their house between 06:00 & 07:00 on that Saturday morning depending on where you are in the country assuming you're keeping to the speed limit. Sun (TBC) likely 12:00 - 20:00 (Not as early a start but still a long day with a good bit of driving so you may be pretty tired by the time all's said & done. How much: €65 a head for a dyno-run paid in advance via IrishRotary Shop. Likely €35 for a rotary compression test - payable on the day to the person doing the testing. Significant others: More than welcome & encouraged! FAQ: How do I reserve my place on the dyno? Pay via the IrishRotary Shop as above - once the slots are all bought there will be none left unless we manage to squeeze one or two in before the end of the day (these can be paid-for directly to JP on the day at the same rate as above). How do I reserve my place for getting my car compression-tested? Find & speak with [Awaiting confirmation of name] and/or [Awaiting confirmation of name] on the day. How about the diagnostics / reflashing etc? Either PM @littlefeck in advance to avoid disappointment as these things can take time, or chance your arm finding & speaking with him on the day - he'll be the chap with the laptop & a lot of cables with his head periodically stuck in the driver's footwell of an RX8. What if I need to know something on the day, who do I speak to? Me, JP - I'll be your go-to guy for the day. You'll figure out pretty quickly who I am as there's a good chance I'll be greeting you on the way in! What's a dyno run? Type "rolling road RX7/8" or "RX7/8 dyno run" into YouTube & you'll see for yourself. Can I turn up just for the 'meet'/social aspect & not dyno my car or get a compression test & still eat CarBQ food? Yes, once we know you'll be there at least 48hrs in advance - this is for security & so that we know how much food we'll need. We may ask you for a token donation of ~€5+ towards the food if you're not dyno'ing your car. Will the event end once all the cars have been dyno'd? Nope, we're heading out for a social session afterwards & staying in Kilkenny (or an alternative location - again see the poll), as well as going for a drive up the Vee the next day, followed by possibly another activity (see poll). Can I attend just the Saturday social stuff in the evening or just the "Day 2" drive & whatever the other activities end up being? Yep! Once you let us know at the absolute latest of 48hrs in advance - otherwise we guarantee to have the head-space to keep you in the loop for whatever it is you want to do (e.g. via a Whatsapp group). Fan-freakin'-tastic!! Where do I sign up??? Just post up below... I will be in attendance & I'm mainly there for... (Copy & paste the list & add yourself to it) 1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter, being the go-to guy on the day, overnight stay, drive to the Vee, whatever else afterwards. 2) ...
  3. warpc0il

    MazdaFest 2018

    August 18th 2018 - as per the calender entry. All the related discussion has been on the FB group, as the forum was down when this was announced. https://www.facebook.com/events/1022205701264354/ All the track slots have been taken but all welcome for the show-n-shine or just for the craic. Still room for camping and BBQ, Friday & Saturday nights, at our place, just down the road from the track https://goo.gl/maps/j3mKtfHZzgD2
  4. Hey everyone! It's confirmed - we're going karting for Christmas!!! As always significant others & sound friends are welcome to join us on the day, all we ask is to please let us know at least 24hrs in advance so that we can accomodate them space-wise (by posting up here or contacting me directly). Here are the details for the event... Date: Sunday 11th December 2016 Arrival Time for briefing: 14:45 (so people on their Christmas parties the night before have no excuse not to be sober driving there!! ) Location: The Grid, Unit 2 Strawhall Industrial Estate, Cannery Road, Carlow. (GPS to the estate: 52.846545, -6.927532) Cost: €45 per person Current list of confirmed people: 1) JP 2) Littlefeck 3) PurelyRX8 4) seanmcg 5) Lordderak 6) MagicMan 7) Rex Ruthor 8) AndyJF 9) Bradyy 10) Rotormouse 11) David O'Toole 12) April McCabe 13) Paddynova 14) Bradyy's +1 15) ... Afterwards we'll be going to get food (we'll update this first post with those details later) & then if the roads allow it, go for a rotoring on the best roads our locals can guide us to! Everyone is welcome to join us for both of these however there's no pressure so if you have to head off after either bit, not to worry. Also, there'll be a couple of decent cameras on the day & we're hoping to get a few good shots for the club gallery & Facebook pages so if you can, make sure your pride & joy is sparkling upon arrival! So get your racing faces on & bring the best karting skills you can muster - it's going to get competitive!! Oh, & Jamie's going to wipeout... wait'll you see... #ohhhhhyesit'son
  5. Can I get a quick show of hands please: who'd be interested in a Christmas Karting Meet on Sunday 11th December in the likes of Kylemore Karting (who've recently got a new fleet of karts) if we booked it? Need to know in the coming 2-3 days (before Friday 2nd December) to even have a hope of getting a booking this close to Christmas I'd say so the quicker I've got a core group of peeps the better! List of people who'd love a bit of sideways karting action at Christmas-time (who doesn't love the smell of 2-stroke in the morning??! ) on Sunday 11th December in Dublin (or surrounding areas) 1) JP 2) Jamie @littlefeck 3) ...
  6. G'day everyone! You've asked for it so here it is: a rotary-specific diagnostics & dyno-day (otherwise known as a "Rolling Road Day") for the club where we get to not only check on the health of our mechanical Doritos & see what power they're actually making, but also get to meet up with other fellow rotorheads & witness some fresh research/learning/history in the making about rotaries & rotary compression testers! On the day there will be: 1) Dyno power-runs to see bhp/torque readouts, Air-Fuel Ratios, boost levels for those with turbo'd rotaries, etc - done by Stiv from MDTuning & coordinated by me @jp 2) Diagnostics / Reflashing / Non-dyno map adjustments for RX8s & possibly RX7s - coordinated by @littlefeck (Jamie) 3) Rotary Compression Testing with Mazda compression testers - done by @MCON & @seanmcg 4) Dyno-proven modification experiments on RX8s including intake changes, exhaust changes, and if we've time, coil & map changes. This will be done to serve the wider rotary community with hard data under controlled circumstances starting with a healthy base-level RX8, then as each part is replaced with an aftermarket/modified item, the same car will be run on the same dyno on the same day - thereby minimising any room for issue with the data we generate on the day, once and for all proving what mods (if any) make a positive/negative difference in isolation to a standard RX8. All this will be coordinated by @Chief Wiggum from Shadow Rotary. 5) Rotary Compression Tester Testing comparing & contrasting different Mazda & other rotary compression testers to see if there are variations between them & if so, what adjustments are needed to compare one to the other - coordinated by ...TBC. 6) CarBQ Food - Yep, that's right: it's a BBQ made out of a car! We'll be using this to cook up our lunch whether rain or shine! Alternatives are available in the local town for those with particular dietary needs. We're also looking for a volunteer to take the lead on this one & coordinate with someone else to help get the food in, ideally cook it & (ideally) not poison the rest of us - chefs or experienced BBQ folks preferred! Please ring/text/message/PM me if you'd enjoy a bit of BBQ'ing for a small group of hungry rotorheads. 7) Kiwimike's Birthday - we're just waiting to see if @kiwimike will turn up with a rotorcake! 8) General mechanical/electronic diagnostics & advice (& maybe help with fitting some small parts if there's interest) - this will be done by a combination of all the rotary-related experts & enthusiasts that will be present on the day & is subject to them being free from the other things they're doing on the day including enjoying themselves & having the banter! ...cause experts need a holiday too y'know... The Very Important Details... What: Rotary-specific Diagnostics & Dyno Day (BBQ lunch will be provided via CarBQ) Where: MD Tuning, Unit 8, Urlingford Business Park, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny When: July 16th 2016 Time: 08:00 - 20:00 (Yep - an early start, a late finish & it's alllllll day!) Being realistic, most people will probably be leaving their house between 06:00 & 07:00 on that Saturday morning depending on where you are in the country assuming you're keeping to the speed limit. How much: €65 a head for a dyno-run paid in advance via IrishRotary Shop. €35 for a rotary compression test - payable on the day to the person doing the testing. Significant others: More than welcome & encouraged! FAQ: How do I reserve my place on the dyno? Pay via the IrishRotary Shop as above - once the slots are all bought there will be none left unless we manage to squeeze one or two in before the end of the day (these can be paid-for directly to JP on the day at the same rate as above). How do I reserve my place for getting my car compression-tested? Find & speak with @MCON and/or @seanmcg on the day. How about the diagnostics / reflashing etc? Either PM @littlefeck in advance to avoid disappointment as these things can take time, or chance your arm finding & speaking with him on the day - he'll be the chap with the laptop & a lot of cables with his head periodically stuck in the driver's footwell of an RX8. What if I need to know something on the day, who do I speak to? Me, JP - I'll be your go-to guy for the day. You'll figure out pretty quickly who I am as there's a good chance I'll be greeting you on the way in! What's a dyno run? Type "rolling road RX7/8" or "RX7/8 dyno run" into YouTube & you'll see for yourself. Can I turn up just for the 'meet'/social aspect & not dyno my car or get a compression test & still eat CarBQ food? Yes, once we know you'll be there at least 48hrs in advance - this is for security & so that we know how much food we'll need. We may ask you for a token donation of a few Euro towards the food if you're not dyno'ing your car. Will the event end once all the cars have been dyno'd? Maybe not: there seems to be some interest in heading out afterwards & staying in Kilkenny, as well as the possibility of a car show that we can get involved in to attend the next day - check out this thread in relation to the next day's event (Gowran FoS). Fan-freakin'-tastic!! Where do I sign up??? Just below... I will be in attendance & I'm mainly there for... (Copy & paste the list & add yourself to it) 1) JP - Dyno run, food, banter & being the go-to guy on the day 2) ...
  7. As the Title says, What will you be bringing along this Saturday?
  8. littlefeck

    Annual Rotary Meetup

    Ok I decided to combine all this into one thread. We are organising our yearly meet up for this month on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of July. The plan is as follows: 1) Meet up early in Urlingord Co. Kilkenny where we have a dyno booked for the day. BBQ will be in full swing too! 2) Head to Kilkenny City for a few drinks/socialising that evening. 3) Head to the Gowran Festival Of Speed the following day. So Now the details. 1) 3D Dyno Day The Dyno day has been organised by the beautiful @jp.Places for use on the dyno are very limited but there may be additional space on the day. All details can be found Here: 2) Night Out The Night Out will be more an informal gathering in Kilkenny city. Details will be updated on the day but quite a few of us wil be staying in the Aspect Hotel Kilkenny. This is on the outside of the city but has ample parking for our cars. They have very few rooms left for the day and their website is http://www.aspecthotelkilkenny.com/ 3) Gowran Festival of Speed This is the annual gowran park car meet - see main thread here: Gowran is only out side Kilkenny. Admission is only €10 but you can book time on their track by downloading the entry form on their website http://www.gowranfos.com/ Hope ye can all make it as its promising to be a great weekend!
  9. littlefeck

    Rotor Stock Ireland 2015!!!!!

    Continuing with the tradition of our annual meet up, this years meet will again be on the first weekend in July (SO BOOK IT OFF WORK NOW!!!) This year we have dropped the name "sevens day" and will Refer to it as "Rotor Stock" from now on. Any and all rotary cars and bikes are welcome to join us along with any fans (weather your driving a rotary or not!). Instead of a one day event this is going to be a 2 day event! Updated 02/07/15: ***************************** Saturday 4th July Meet up between 13:30 and 14:00 in Whiteriver Karting for a bit of club 'bonding'. Take a scenic drive, head through the port tunnel and down to Bray. The nights entertainment: meet up will be in the Harbour Bar Bray for a good session and really get to know everyone! http://theharbourbar.ie/ We've to drive in the morning... keep that in-mind. Accomodation is up to the individual. Sunday 5th July Wake up, hopefully our heads won't be too bad, and the convoy will leave Bray at 09:30 heading for the Terenure Classic Car Show. The show itself opens to the public at 11:00, & ends sometime after 16:00. ***************************** The locations for the scenic drive and hotel are not yet determined but will be within an hour to an hour and a half of Dublin to facilitate the drive to Terenure. We will be working an discount rates for all attending and will update here as we know more. Calender Event can be found here http://irishrotary.com/forum/index.php?/calendar/event/10-rotorstock-2015/ Remember to subscribe to this topic for up to date information! And users who have not registered can login using your Facebook Account. Deposits of €20 for the karting can either be handed in to any of the regular cars and coffee or gifted directly to me via paypal at jamie@littlefeck.com We will meet up at the karting in louth for the karting to kick off at 2 oclock. If you do not have a deposit in there may be space but is not gauranteed. All deposits will need to be paid by 30th May. We will aim to have a GP but if the numbers get too large we will go with a team endurance instead. We will Aim for the international (larger) track which is a total of €75 (€20 deposit and remaining €55 on the day) Jamie
  10. kenster

    RX-8s @ 2014 Meet

    From the album: Kenster's RX-8

    © Kenster 2014

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