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by SeriousSam
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: RX8 13BREW FD Engine Swap

I've toyed with the idea before, even going so far as to ask my local specialist for a verbal quote for it. 15 grand was the figure, which includes sourcing everything (engine, turbo, ECU, ancillaries), building the engine to spec, fabrication of all the mounting hardware, and tuning. Sounds like a ...
by SeriousSam
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?
Replies: 26
Views: 768

Re: refurbishing the PZ lightweight alloys - will it add weight and reduce structural rigidity?

It's been said before I'm sure, but the only thing that reduces the strength of the wheel is cracking or buckling, at which point the strength can't be put back. A refurb won't make things any worse than they already are, but if the wheel needs welding or straightening then it was already slightly w...
by SeriousSam
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Euro Car Parts
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: Euro Car Parts

Worth noting, Euro Car Parts may not be the best on pricing, even with the 50% discount they regularly offer. As a member of the Lexus Owners Club (despite no longer owning a Lexus, in a mode we like to call 'doing a Nigel'), I get a 15% discount card for use at Halfords. That netted me a full set o...
by SeriousSam
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Hayward Stage 2 Port
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Hayward Stage 2 Port

Nope. I've got the stage 2 port on my engine, but never had it dyno'd, so aside from the sensation of a bit more top-end squirt, I can't help you I'm afraid.
by SeriousSam
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Replacement air filter pipercross
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Replacement air filter pipercross

I've been using the same K&N panel filter for the last 5 years, it's been grand. It's still stained from the oil burp I had at Brands last year, but I cleaned it and it hasn't measurably impacted performance. I'm happy, but so are those who use standard paper panel filters. Each to their own :thumle...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 121
Views: 4854

Re: Breaking track car

Hi Mark, When you don't need the calipers anymore I'd be interested in those - front and rear with the pads would be ideal. If you can do the discs as a job lot as well then so much the better. No rush mind, I've got a few stock items already. PM me when you've figured out a price, happy to drop ro...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Breaking track car
Replies: 121
Views: 4854

Re: Breaking track car

Hi Mark, When you don't need the calipers anymore I'd be interested in those - front and rear with the pads would be ideal. If you can do the discs as a job lot as well then so much the better. No rush mind, I've got a few stock items already. PM me when you've figured out a price, happy to drop rou...
by SeriousSam
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Copper spark plugs... erm.
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Copper spark plugs... erm.

We'll leave it up for now, Pete's response is appropriate and without context if the original isn't there. Feel free to get the thread back on track though, we'll clean things up once the dust has settled :thumleft:
by SeriousSam
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Still think your tax is expensive..
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Still think your tax is expensive..

Damn, a mint R3 available to UK buyers for 4 grand. I'd have it myself if I had the spare funds...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: R3 / S2 Forced Induction
Replies: 25
Views: 2499

Re: R3 / S2 Forced Induction

I was verbally quoted 15 grand by Hayward Rotary for an FD engine swap. That included sourcing an engine, rebuilding it to spec, sourcing suitable ancillaries, then fitting the entire lot with fabrication as required, followed by mapping. Sounds about right all-in. Sure, it could probably be done mo...
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Help me make sense of wheel settings - alignment, camber etc.
Replies: 70
Views: 2036

Re: Help me make sense of wheel settings - alignment, camber etc.

Check takes about 10 minutes, adjustments vary based on how stuck the bolts are. Assuming everything is free enough, you're looking at no more than an hour all told.
by SeriousSam
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Help me make sense of wheel settings - alignment, camber etc.
Replies: 70
Views: 2036

Re: Help me make sense of wheel settings - alignment, camber etc.

If you're passing Basingstoke and they're open at the right time, Basingstoke MOT and Tyre Centre in Brighton Hill are great. They've got the kit to do toe and camber adjustment, and when it comes to getting the car back within spec they've never failed. Check is free, adjustments cost extra.
by SeriousSam
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Oil light on during specific circumstances..
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Oil light on during specific circumstances..

Could depend on where you're stopping, if you park on a slope which moves oil away from the level sensor then it could well trip. Once it's tripped it won't reset until you cycle the ignition, so it'll stay on. I do the Brands Hatch December track day most years, and most years during my first sessi...
by SeriousSam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Boost Junkies
Topic: supercharger centrifugal
Replies: 79
Views: 2596

Re: supercharger centrifugal

Interesting response there Pete, I like your thinking. I've been kicking around ideas for what I might like to do if the current engine ever lets go, which it shows no sign of doing just yet. Options include supercharging the existing engine, going for a full NA PP build, or giving it an FD conversi...
by SeriousSam
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Removal of air pump??
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: Removal of auxillary startup fan??

You could still remove it even if you have a cat installed - all it does is pump more air into the exhaust for a couple of minutes after startup, to allow some of the unburnt fuel to burn in the cat matrix and heat it up quicker. Good old Euro 4 regulations, they specified that the emissions must be...
by SeriousSam
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: T200 CAD Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance
Replies: 282
Views: 10897

Re: T200 CAD Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Yep, you'll be wanting to get that sorted. Welding and straightening isn't too expensive, and you'd never know the difference if it's done properly - I had one of the Jag's wheels done at MyAlloys after this happened.

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by SeriousSam
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Hello.. I'm new here..
Topic: Cars for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Cars for sale

Hi there Balancedfeet,

Selling cars on the forum is a privilege restricted to club members. You're more than welcome to join up in order to sell your car, the link is in the upper-left corner of every page.
by SeriousSam
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Social Meets
Topic: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 02/10/19 *7pm*
Replies: 1004
Views: 38096

Re: Surrey/Berks/North Hants/SW London Wed 05/06/19 *7pm*

We won't be able to make it I'm afraid, some pillock decided to book the cats in for their boosters at 1840 this evening.
by SeriousSam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 265
Views: 9793

Re: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - £179^^^

The car is insured for more than its market value, so if I do bend it, they pay out 5 grand on a car that I couldn't sell for 2. Accidents do happen, and while I realise that there isn't much to hit, I have track day insurance as part of my policy for a reason.
by SeriousSam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 265
Views: 9793

Re: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - £179^^^

It's Reis for me as well. I've asked the question, if they say no then I might do it anyway, but it's nice to have the agreed value safety net in case the worst were to happen.
by SeriousSam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 265
Views: 9793

Re: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - £179^^^

Righto, slight hiccup - Magnitude Events aren't listed as an approved provider by my insurers, so I'll need to check with them to see if I can get cover for the day. Hopefully have an update tomorrow.
by SeriousSam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Longlife Exhausts - thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: Longlife Exhausts - thoughts?

From what I understand, Longlife have a load of franchises around the country, and the quality of the system you get is likely dependent on the specific site and staff. What you probably need is a review of your local centre, and I can't help you there. They'd probably be able to build you something...
by SeriousSam
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - SOLD OUT^^^
Replies: 265
Views: 9793

Re: ^^^Rotary Only Track Day Blyton Park - Fri 5th July 2019 - £179^^^

Is there still a space on this one Roy? If yes, I'm hoping to book one :)
by SeriousSam
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Old rotor warning to throw away?
Replies: 23
Views: 791

Re: Old rotor warning to throw away?

Chris Holmes has at least one scrap rotor in stock, I saw that one yesterday.
by SeriousSam
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: The Vault
Topic: CONVOY LIST for 2019 JDM Castle Combe
Replies: 27
Views: 1487

Re: CONVOY LIST for 2019 JDM Castle Combe

We just got to Chieveley and I can't see anyone here. Did we miss you lot or have you not arrived yet?

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