I like answering questions. But, in order to do so I must:
- Be able to read what you write (more below)
- Be aware of the question presented
- Be given sufficient facts
- Understand the question
- Know an appropriate answer
- Be able to articulate an appropriate answer
- Have time to respond
If a question arises as a result of what you have read on this site, please feel free to ask. Understand that if I don't understand the question or I don't know it resulted from something you read here, I likely won't acknowledge your email.
Also keep in mind that email is considerably less than 100% reliable. If you ask something reasonably expecting an answer and haven't received one after a week or so, reread your question, and if you think the question is clear and answerable given the constraints herein, try sending it again.
Some questions may be better asked elsewhere or in addition. The newsgroup rec.autos.rotary is one good place. Also, there are several RX-7 mailing lists as well as mailing lists for Miata and generic Mazda. How to access these is provided here.
Here are some questions that will NOT be answered:
- About "cars" newer than model year 1985
- About cars that aren't unique to rotaries
- About removing from street cars equipment affecting exhaust emissions
- About forced induction (turbo or supercharging)
- Requiring diagrams or pictures to answer
- With any type of binary file attachment
- My name or address
- Written in fonts too small to read. Outlook, Outlook Express, and AOL email routinely look like this. Old eyes don't work like they used to. If the font in email you send me isn't at least as big as what you are reading here it will be ignored. Since Outlook and Outlook Express use smaller than standard fonts by default, this means that in most cases HTML email composed and sent with Outlook Express will be ignored. Note - Microsoft and its software euphemistically refer to HTML as "rich text". HTML is for web pages, not email.
There are others. When I think of them, I'll add them to this list.
Please remember that it is rude to send anyone unsolicited email that includes large attachments, like image or sound files. Doing so amounts to SPAM. If you have something large you would like to share, please request permission first.