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by Clive
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Last race of the year on Sunday at Donnington Park racing for the Autumn Trophy against a 30 car grid. This time it will be live streemed on this link https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBRSCC As normal the races can also be followed live on https://www.tsl-timing.com/
by Clive
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: James Brodie Founding member · Yesterday at 00:15 CSCC Mazda RX8 Trophy Race Car for Sale Ready to Race
Replies: 0
Views: 209

James Brodie Founding member · Yesterday at 00:15 CSCC Mazda RX8 Trophy Race Car for Sale Ready to Race

James Brodie CSCC Mazda RX8 Trophy Race Car for Sale Ready to Race (This ones nothing to do with me, just found it) Gauging interest as possible change of plans for 2020, this is the cheapest way to go racing you can possibly do, our season costs have been under 6k. These compete in a 40 Minute 2 x ...
by Clive
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Race 2 Start from inside the Castrol Honda

by Clive
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Clive, a belated well done; those are some good laps times for Mallory. The off-camber nature of the Devil’s Elbow does not help once a slide starts, well done for the evasive action; could have been nasty. Ranjan. Thanks Ranjan, Problem out the elbow was that the car was a little dead in 2nd gear ...
by Clive
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Still dont know what the front two sister cars have under the hood that makes them so quick. I do know that there's lots of carbon and the red one weighs under 800kilo (mine is 1250) plus he was was using a new style 6K sequential gear box. Here we go, this is maybe how my cannard got bent :roll: Re...
by Clive
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Here is the in-car video from Race 2 Mallory
by Clive
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Many thanks for the support both yourself and others here showed Ray when I was struggling to get the car right. I always had faith the RX-8 could be turned into a winner and it did "eventually"! Still got one event to go next month at Donnington but so far 2019 Highlights have included 9 class wins...
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

qwakers wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:41 pm
and put it on full slicks..... r8 here we come!
Yes it would be interesting to see how it would go on slicks on any track :mrgreen:
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

I know it is not really comparable but I really struggled in my RX8 off that hairpin. It's all relevant as we are both long wheel base and rwd, short wheelbase and fwd means they turn quicker and drag themselves out easier. Contemplated 1st gear but I knew it would just light the tyres up :roll:
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

That is a hell of a quick lap time Clive. Thanks for that :) , I got it down to a 51.3 in the second race ;) . If I wasn't using a 4.1 rear gear and a 4.3 or 4.4 so I could get proper acceleration off the hairpin, I recon there's a 50 second lap in the car (that R8 only just broke a 49 :mrgreen: )
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Going into the event I had a target of getting into the 51second bracket but the day started pretty pants as I was surprised to see a 53.8 which I wasn’t happy about but then made a small tyre pressure adjustment for a bit more rear grip. Then came the first race where I made a poor start and basica...
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

warpc0il wrote:
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:09 pm
@Clive I noticed in the Mallory race that you were driving with the passenger window open.
How much does this compromise the aero?
I don't like running with the window out for the reasons you state, but its that or collapse with heat that comes into the cab :mrgreen:
by Clive
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Raced at Mallory Park yesterday, real hard racing, so close that both front winglets got bent! :shock:



I will post a full report later
by Clive
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

After a good run at Brands Hatch a couple of weeks ago Racing Ferrari's, Porches and other strange machinery ;) , I found the latest mods have worked, shaving 1.5 seconds off my best time, getting down to a 53.6 second lap, plus I even got on the podium :mrgreen: Here are the links to the races belo...
by Clive
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Are octane boosters worth considering?
Replies: 23
Views: 545

Re: Are octane boosters worth considering?

I use Optimax in the race car with Lucas Octane Booster. At Brands a couple of weeks ago I did the first race and had a slight mis just above 9K, on topping up for race two I remembered to put the booster in. Result was the mis went and people reported more flame :mrgreen: OK, seriously now.## Be ve...
by Clive
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing
Replies: 27
Views: 573

Re: Opinions on Dry Sump Pricing

With my piston racers, yes I had to have dry sump systems, but it's maybe worth knowing that I don't use use a dry sump with the race car, after much development, stopping the oil coming up the filer tube and engine breathing management has been the key. Engines now on 42 races with 520BHP, so I can...
by Clive
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Engine harness tuck ecu and fuse box relocate
Replies: 21
Views: 652

Re: Engine harness tuck ecu and fuse box relocate

When I built the race car because of heat generated on track, I was very conscious of heat management and did not want any wiring on the drivers side of the car. Keeping the stock loom with a sealed hole in the bulkhead I relocated the engine and steering ECU's behind where the glove box would be. T...
by Clive
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: One man brake/clutch bleeding with Gunson Eezibleed

After using and trying so many types of brake bleeding devices over the years during my career from an apprentice on wards , I found this super simple device "THAT WORKS" for just £6.99 delivered :mrgreen: Been using it for the last year and have friends who now have them who also cant believe how w...
by Clive
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Ranjan popped in today and whilst talking I realised I had not posted on here for a while. Mallory didn't go very well, I had a misfire due to the car overboosting which turned out to be the wastegate had died. Still qualified fifth but before the race I wrongly adjusted the rear of the car giving i...
by Clive
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Beaulieu Simply Japanese Car Show - Sun 28th July 2019 ***Stand Bookings Closed Now***
Replies: 167
Views: 7458

Re: Beaulieu Simply Japanese Car Show - Sun 28th July 2019 ***Stand Bookings Closed Now***

Huge thanks to everyone who came along yesterday and to those who organised an excellent day out =D>
by Clive
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 470 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

All set for Mallory Park , new brake pads fitted plus new medium compound tyres up the inside. Not expecting too much at this track due to the layout of the track which I think will suit FWD, plus I haven’t driven the track for 10 years! https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/192362 Times are Qually, 9.30...
by Clive
Wed May 29, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: Tunerfest South 2019 - Brands Hatch - Sunday 9th June
Replies: 146
Views: 8387

Re: Tunerfest South 2019 - Brands Hatch - Sunday 9th June **Club Stand Closed**

Hi Nigel sent you a PM regarding this.

Thanks

Clive
by Clive
Fri May 24, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 923
Views: 56145

Re: Clive's 470 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car

Racing at Snetterton tomorrow. Details here is the link to the timetable and you will be able to follow live. https://www.tsl-timing.com/event/192131 Track Attack Nippon Challenge / Tricolore Trophy / Multi Marques Results will be available after the event has started. Car no 52 Qualifying 10:50 Rac...
by Clive
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: JDM Castle Combe 2019 - Saturday 1st June
Replies: 513
Views: 25538

Re: JDM Castle Combe 2019 - Saturday 1st June WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR STAND PASS PLEASE POST HERE WITH THE M NUMBER & COLO

Still not got my tickets??

I will email Paris & Maria to inform them.

Club track track session passes will be collected and distributed by me on the day


Chris
by Clive
Thu May 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: The Vault
Topic: JDM Castle Combe 2019 - Saturday 1st June
Replies: 513
Views: 25538

Re: JDM Castle Combe 2019 - Saturday 1st June WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR STAND PASS PLEASE POST HERE WITH THE M NUMBER & COLO

Not received anything :shock: -

Clive (MRC)(Race Car) - Stand(PAID) - Club Track 11:30(PAID) - 14:15 track(PAID)

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