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Saying hello from the United States
« kdy: Leden 28, 2009, 03:52:07 odpoledne »
Hi all,
My name is Jim Rybar. I recently ran across this site from an old post of Higgi's on the rx7club.com forum where I've been a member for several years.
I'm an old guy. Bought my first RX7 back in 1981 shortly after getting out of college. I now own a red 1993 (Series 6) R1 that I maintain myself and autocross occasionally. 
I'm also a proud ethnic Czech. I'm not sure about the spelling, but my Grandmother grew up in a town called Kladno and my Grandfather in a town called Rozdelvr. When I was really young, I could understand a little Czech from being around them and all their friends. Unfortunately that is all forgotten now. I'm looking forward to traveling to the Czech Republic within the next couple of years. See the sites and visit where my grandparents grew up. Who knows...maybe even meet a distant relative with an RX7.
I really enjoyed your gallery. Here is a couple of bad pictures of my car. It has a few modifications, but still might be boring to all you young guys. Oh well, it's fast enough for me and I'm still proud of it.
Take care. Jim


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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #1 kdy: Leden 29, 2009, 08:10:14 dopoledne »
Hello Jim :)
Welcome to our site and dont hesitate to contact us in case u will decide to visit Czech Rep :)
Nice FD btw :)
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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #2 kdy: Leden 30, 2009, 03:04:58 dopoledne »
Hello Jim :)
Welcome to our site and dont hesitate to contact us in case u will decide to visit Czech Rep :)
Nice FD btw :)
Thanks hIGGI. You never know.
I live in the mid-west here in the States. Alot of farm land and not alot of tourist interest. But if you or anyone in your club ever make it this way...you do the same. 
And wow...that was a nasty wreck you had a few years ago in that FC. Glad you were alright. zůstat dobře, Jim

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #3 kdy: Únor 06, 2009, 06:47:02 odpoledne »
There are not so many nice FDs here in Cz, we are mostly dealing with FCs because it is much less expensive... so your car definitely does not look boring to us :-)
Silver S4 NA+Red S4 TII=Silver S4 TII + Red S4 NA > Red S5 TII Cabrio > Black S4 TII > Red S5 TII > Red RX-8

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #4 kdy: Únor 24, 2009, 09:08:12 odpoledne »
There are not so many nice FDs here in Cz, we are mostly dealing with FCs because it is much less expensive... so your car definitely does not look boring to us :-)
Thanks Martyn. There are not alot of FDs where I live either. Mostly FCs, but not alot of TII like yours either. I almost bought a TII several years ago, but my kids were young and my wife talked me out of it. Someday I'd love to get one of those too.
If you have any pictures of yours, post them up. Love to see it in detail. Take care. Jim   

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #5 kdy: Březen 01, 2009, 10:10:29 odpoledne »
Actually, my current S5 TII does not look especially good... I did not invest in the car much this time and it has already some minor circuit crashes behind, plus it does not have S5 tail lights any more. But it drives smoothly, it is stock car, only with Torsen from Fd and some minor exhaust & intake tuning. It would need harder suspension and new brakes, however. One interesting picture is here for example:
http://picasaweb.google.com/MartynRX7/RX7#5201769347041357826

I have owned a black S4 that look damned good... and then an S5 TII Cabrio, very interesting as well... I know that Turbo cabrio are not common in the US. You can meet both new owners on the forum as well (MarkKiss and Lukaaash), we meet from time to time:
http://www.akord.org/M/?Qwd=./Dvorce&Qif=IMG_1240.JPG&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=M&Qtmp=FS
http://www.akord.org/M/?Qwd=./Dvorce&Qif=IMG_1232.JPG&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=M&Qtmp=FS
http://picasaweb.google.com/MartynRX7/Dvorce08#5233343410602869890

The best FD in club (one of two that are in driving condition as far as I know, old picture):
http://www.akord.org/M/?Qwd=./Dvorce&Qif=IMG_1178.JPG&Qiv=thumbs&Qis=M&Qtmp=FS
Silver S4 NA+Red S4 TII=Silver S4 TII + Red S4 NA > Red S5 TII Cabrio > Black S4 TII > Red S5 TII > Red RX-8

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #6 kdy: Březen 05, 2009, 12:55:25 dopoledne »
Wow, I don't think there were ANY TII cabriolets sold in the U.S. The only one I've ever seen was originally a standard Cabriolet that was converted by the owner. VERY cool.
Very nice cars. Are the graphics on the back of your black TII stock? They look alot different than ours....I like yours better. Also is the FD a R1 or Base model? I like the look of the front spoiler/lip painted body color. Nice photography too. I can't take a decent picture. 

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #7 kdy: Březen 05, 2009, 05:10:07 odpoledne »
Hi that FD is no more stock looking car
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_6A5ySl_1GTk/SXyTJnzh6zI/AAAAAAAAIaY/zr70DnC-LbU/s800/24012009643.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_6A5ySl_1GTk/SXySyGHjMEI/AAAAAAAAIZo/lsqZomZH_o8/s800/25012009653.jpg
Now it´s getting new paint, but I´m not sure what color.
Here is my FC
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/speedyRX7/MYRX/P1060550.jpg
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm180/speedyRX7/MYRX/P1060553.jpg
It has some minor mods like coilovers, poly bushes, street portet 6port engine,...body work will be next 8)
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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #8 kdy: Březen 07, 2009, 02:07:24 odpoledne »
Nice FC there Speedy. You guys all seem to have an eye for good photos. Mmmmm, color? I'd vote for a dark blue on that. The interior color should go with it nicely too.  ;)
Are parts and accessories hard to get there in the Czech Republic? I like that flush headlight kit on the FD alot.

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #9 kdy: Březen 07, 2009, 03:13:53 odpoledne »
Hello, Im Dominik,and there in czech republic is some SA too. That is mine :) I bought it three mounts ago,and Iam very happy owner.(Sorry for bad english:) )
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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #10 kdy: Březen 07, 2009, 04:21:15 odpoledne »
Signal 2: it´s not hard to get parts here in Czech republic, if you can buy something from US or Japan, but it cost a lot more then in US, thats why we are using more FC´s than FD´s. And rx7 are a lot more expensive in Europe within England than in US.
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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #11 kdy: Březen 09, 2009, 08:44:17 odpoledne »
Hello, Im Dominik,and there in czech republic is some SA too. That is mine :) I bought it three mounts ago,and Iam very happy owner.(Sorry for bad english:) )
Dominik, no appologies needed. Your English is just fine....ALOT better than my Czech.   ;)
Nice FB too. Guessing an 82 or 83... GSL-SE maybe? Does that have a fuel injected 13b? Fun car. 

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #12 kdy: Březen 09, 2009, 08:46:50 odpoledne »
Signal 2: it´s not hard to get parts here in Czech republic, if you can buy something from US or Japan, but it cost a lot more then in US, thats why we are using more FC´s than FD´s. And rx7 are a lot more expensive in Europe within England than in US.
Well, the FDs are still pretty expensive here too.
Is the falling value of the dollar helping you guys at all? Or is it making it worse?

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #13 kdy: Březen 10, 2009, 12:02:20 odpoledne »
Signal2: black FC is no more mine :-(. The paint has been done by the previous owner, as well as the silver graphics on it.. and the black / silver looks really good (when clean ;-)).

The dolar is going up again these days... which is good for the country export and bad for buying stuff from the states, obviously. But I have managed to buy the new camera just in time :-)).

For the color... you mean Mazda navy blue :-)? This is one of my favourite colors as well, elegant rather then sporty.
Silver S4 NA+Red S4 TII=Silver S4 TII + Red S4 NA > Red S5 TII Cabrio > Black S4 TII > Red S5 TII > Red RX-8

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Re: Saying hello from the United States
« Odpověď #14 kdy: Březen 12, 2009, 07:53:09 odpoledne »
to Signal 2: My car is 81 with 12a engine(carburetter) and it is not a GSL,its ,,normal,, FB :-D(I think) Car just for weekend trips.
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