Mazdaspeed’s Most Elusive Part?

So you fancy yourself a rotary enthusiast (or “rotorhead” as they like to be know) do you? You lust for Mazdaspeed parts like crack to a crack whore? Well, I bet you never seen a rotor like this.. much less a rotor like this AND made by Mazdaspeed.. Check this out:

Yeah, thats right bitch.. a real Mazdaspeed part number and everything

Mazdaspeed Part Number 9AA782710

My Mazdaspeed Rotor has only been out of the bag twice, the 2nd time was today. The first time was because a black widow had crawled in there and died so I had to get it off my my Rotor

And if you doubted the authenticity of this Mazdaspeed Rotor, doubt no more.. he’s even got a Mazdaspeed tag on his ass

Either Ed or Jeff picked this up for me while they were in Japan. I’m thinking it was Ed. He also brought back a Mazda ashtray in the shape of a rotor, a Mazdaspeed ashtray, some Mazdaspeed stickers, and I think a Japanese Mazdaspeed catalog. This was probably back in like 1996 or 1997. I’ve seen the ashtrays in use by people over the years. But I’ve never seen the Mazdaspeed “stuffed” rotor.. ever. When I got it, I referred to him as Robbie the Rotor. It’s always stuck with me. So unless someone knows what his real name is, I’ll just keep calling him Robbie. 😎

Old School: My 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II FC3S

I found a stash of old pictures while cleaning out my home office.. that, in turn, triggered some memories of having pics of my old cars in some album in my Shutterfly account.. seeing pics of my FC conjured up a few memories.. mostly of the days when we used to cruise the street races in Rowland Heights, Compton, Ontario, San Diego, and Sylmar.. street racing has been in the news lately, usually because it caused some kind of horrific car accident.. but back in the day, it wasn’t like that.. strangely, people back then had more common sense than a baseball and wouldn’t do anything stupid.. but like anything else in life, you put enough people together in one area and you’re bound to get a few common senseless baseballs making u-turns in the middle of the street in front of two cars.. or guys racing down the street with no headlights on because they thought that decreasing “drag” on the alternator would magically pick up 5/10ths in the “quarter mile”.. anyway.. I’ll save that discussion for another day.. my main purpose of writing today was just to show my loyal reader(s) that my RX7 did in fact run at one time..


Here was a picture taken with some POS point and shoot film camera.. in the background, you can see the original Dynamic Autosports shop.. you can’t see it in the picture, but just behind the car, there were two of the crappiest couches you ever saw.. but I probably spent half my college days sitting in those couches.. watching cars drive by and chasing the roach coach for a tuna melt.. there’s also a Street Fighter arcade game back there somewhere.. those were the days.. 😆

The car is sitting on 17×8 Work wheels.. forgot the model.. but they weren’t my wheels.. they were De’s wheels from his 91 MR2 Turbo.. he had crashed it trying to show off his road racing skills in the Irvine Auto Center when he spun and smacked a car in front of the Chevrolet dealership :mrgreen: .. at its prime, my RX7 had a 2.5″ downpipe connected to an HKS large diameter exhaust system.. fuel was “controlled” (and I use that term loosely) by an HKS PFC F-CON with the HKS FCD (Fuel Cut Defenser). I have a Centerforce clutch, Tokico (blue non-adjustable) shocks in the front, HKS EVC I (Electronic Valve Controller, version 1, which was way better than version 2 or 3), HKS SBC (Scramble Boost Controller), a Momo steering wheel and Momo shift knob.. for sounds, I had two Rockford Fosgate 8″ subs in a box, Boston Acoustic separates up front, BA coaxs in the back, a Kenwood headunit and EQ with 10 disc changer, all driven by an ADS PQ10 and some amp that I can’t remember now for the subs.. yeah, thats all I can remember right now..

I have pics of the car I bought as a daily driver after voluntarily disassembling my RX7.. I’ll save those for another post later..