More on the Drop-top RX-7
Re your article “Bargain RX-7 Drop-Top”
Bargain RX-7 Drop-top
... I owned a locally
delivered '87 Series 4 convertible back in 1993
when she still had low ks and was nice and tight. Everything about the car was
great. The convertible roof was a snack to put down without getting out of your
seat - unlatch it at the windscreen, turn the knob on dash, release latch on the
folding roof and turn knob again. I never had the vinyl cover for the stowed
roof – I didn't need it and it was AUD$800 to replace so I didn't bother. The
boot was pretty useless. You could fit one bag of clubs in there and then put
your buggy on the passenger seat (the missus stayed home). The heated glass rear
window was so much better than the crappy plastic things in a lot of
convertibles. With the roof up you could scream down the freeway with the
interior staying quiet enough to hold a conversation. And that was the beauty of
the car - freeway cruising. Though it handled like it was on rails, it was a
slug in stop-start situations. Do a hill-start and you'd consider turning off
the air-con. No way you could break the rear-end loose because the suspension
and 205 Eagles were just too grippy. That and this one was a non turbo... Loved
the car but she needed more grunt. And just when I was ready to look at engine
mods, the wife tells me we needed to start looking at a bigger car. I thought
she was just putting on a few pounds. At the right price I reckon the turbo
would probably be a great car, just watch out for fuel bills. I drove mine daily
from the Shire to Mascot and no matter how I drove, thrashing or cruising, she
got about 13 litres per 100km.
02 Sensor for Subie
I have purchased from your shop an air-fuel ratio
indicator kit. This will be used in an older Subaru EA81 to assist in tuning the
engine - it will not be connected to an ECU. Will any second-hand oxygen sensor
obtained from the wreckers work? Hope you can help.
Yes, any good condition 0-1V oxygen sensor will
work – just make sure you connect the meter to the signal wire from the sensor.
In your article on Comprehensive Insurance
Insurance Premiums Explained
in the 4th paragraph,
you used "loose" instead of "lose".
Well spotted! Now fixed.
Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep, Beep-Beep...
I would like to know how to turn off the 120 km/h
speed alarm in my Mitsubishi Magna VR-X. It does not have a computerized system
in the car and the owner’s manual does not mention how to turn it off unless you
have it. Is it possible?
In Australian-spec cars you need to push the
speed set UP/DN buttons simultaneously to disable the alarm. We’re not sure if
the alarm can be disabled in export vehicles.
Regarding the Skelta story
Dissecting the Skelta - Part Two
I'm pretty sure you'll find that the Skelta was having a good run in 2006 and
not 2005 as the story states. I could be wrong though.
Yes, you’re right. Now fixed.
More on the Skelta
The Skelta articles
Dissecting the Skelta - Part One
Dissecting the Skelta - Part Two
) were interesting and
it is good to see that we have people in Australia that can build vehicles of
this calibre. But, without wishing to take anything at all away from Ray
Vandersee, it seems to me that he has built a Lotus Exige. I was waiting for
Part Two to see the Lotus beating price, but no...
One of the cars went to Britain, so maybe we'll
get the Top Gear team's (ever so slightly biased!) British view of a colonial
And "Skelta"? As in Helta?
Barry Dal Herbert
Yes, it is quite similar to the
Exige - both awesome cars. And, yes, it is Skelta as in Helta!
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