If you’re a Mazda RX-7 enthusiast, you probably have this door stopper laying around.
Self-proclaimed cross-dresser and Twitter user @Rurarai26 loves to try on women’s clothing. But living with your parents in Japan’s notoriously small living arrangements means privacy between wardrobe changes can be an issue. Thankfully, for Rurarai, he’s also a Rotary head, owns an RX-7, and has a spare rotary housing laying around.
Check out how she used her dorito holder below.
実家住みなので女装する時は親フラしないように重いものでドアを塞いでる。 pic.twitter.com/hWYkFRoFKk— るらぴょん。 (@rurarai26) March 6, 2021
Her tweet translates to,
“I live in my parents’ house, so when I dress up as a woman, I close the door with a heavy object so that my parents don’t barge in.”
Here’s what Rurarai looks like dressed to the nines including makeup!
男だから女子力低いねん。 pic.twitter.com/0sZE6Nomxj— るらぴょん。 (@rurarai26) March 8, 2021
And here’s Rurarai next to his Mazda RX-7.
まぁなんでローターハウジング持ってるの？って質問沢山来ますけど愛車がこれだからですよ pic.twitter.com/jawATMXKDi— るらぴょん。 (@rurarai26) March 7, 2021
Unless you live under a rock, you probably know Rotary engines, while legendary, are notoriously finicky thanks to constant preventative maintenance, keeping up with certain, arguably aggressive driving habits to keep the carbon buildup at bay, and a penchant to chug oil.
But, when things go wrong, as Rotaries are prone to, an engine rebuild is probably in the owner’s future. That’s where these rotary housings come in.
Good rotary owners like Rurarai know they need to stock up on spare, hard to find parts for their 26+ year old cars. A quick search on eBay reveals the front and rear housing for 13B-REWs costs upwards of $2,000 so, coming across a cheap one is a no-brainer to buy, hence spare rotary housings laying around.
Maybe it’s cheaper in Japan.
While notoriously small compared to regular engine housings, their portability bodes well if you live in places without that much square footage. And, weighing in at around 12-pounds, they apperently make great door stoppers, too.
So, if you need an extra bit of security and privacy doing whatever you do behind closed doors, spare car parts can come in handy.