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by SeriousSam
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Adrian Flux Insurance Services
Topic: Looking for advice from an Insurance specialist
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Looking for advice from an Insurance specialist

I have an agreed value policy with REIS for that exact reason. The market value of my car is £1500 if we're being generous, but should it be written off I will receive 5 grand less my excess, which helps ease the pain somewhat. The other thing of course is that insurers are slippery b*****, and will...
by SeriousSam
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Club Organised Meets
Topic: 2019 Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread*
Replies: 271
Views: 10158

Re: 2019 Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread*

I'm likely to bring my usual track day toolkit with me - trolley jack, axle stands, chocks, full socket set, torque wrench, impact wrench, fluids and sundry extras.
by SeriousSam
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec £125^^^
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: ^^^TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 6th Dec £125^^^

Yep, bung me on the list as well please Nigel, got to make the annual pilgrimage to Brands where it's customary to freeze one's nuts off. Not paid yet, but I will do in good time. Last year's event was good fun with the river running across Graham Hill bend, perhaps we'll see a repeat performance th...
by SeriousSam
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Calliper winding tool
Replies: 32
Views: 767

Re: Calliper winding tool

I've got the same kind of wind-back cube as Dave's picture shows, and it's always had the right lugs for the RX-8 on it. The Jag is a different story though, I need to upgrade if I'm going to be able to do those on my own again because the cube is too small to reach the slots on the piston. Needle n...
by SeriousSam
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: New Duke's Renault Zoe EV Daily
Replies: 32
Views: 779

Re: New Duke's Renault Zoe EV Daily

At a similar time I also witnessed an rear-end accident at a roundabout. A policeman (off-duty) rear ended a woman. The woman had started to pull away, then saw a car, changed her mind and stopped after crossing the white line. The policeman assumed she had gone, looked right and went for the gap, ...
by SeriousSam
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: RX-8s for sale
Topic: RX-8 Velocity Red 231 OE06 EWJ DEAL DONE
Replies: 31
Views: 1528

Re: RX-8 Velocity Red 231 OE06 EWJ PRICE DROP TO £1000 (Its at £1100 on ebay)

I like the IS-F, except for the daft exhausts. I get what they were trying to do with it, but they went too far IMO. I'd still have one, but might need to dial it back a bit on the styling...
by SeriousSam
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Brown 1.4l Skoda Estate
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Brown 1.4l Skoda Estate

I'll admit I was somewhat embarrassed at being passed by this thing at Kendrew, especially since my car and I couldn't even put up a fight. I figured it had to be a sleeper of some sort, it went past like I wasn't even trying. The sting faded the following day at the AGM when Soph told me 'that blok...
by SeriousSam
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Club Organised Meets
Topic: 2019 Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread*
Replies: 271
Views: 10158

Re: Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread* 22nd/23rd/24th Feb 2019

Yep, the whole shebang - double room Friday and Saturday night, 2 member meals, track day and additional driver.
by SeriousSam
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Club Organised Meets
Topic: 2019 Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread*
Replies: 271
Views: 10158

Re: Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Chat Thread* 22nd/23rd/24th Feb 2019

Morning Nige, it's 6am here in Austin, Texas and I've just sorted the payments out. If you can please confirm with Ian and update the lists, that would be grand :)
by SeriousSam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Club Organised Meets
Topic: 2019 Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Menu Choices*
Replies: 27
Views: 1216

Re: Annual Meet Weekend & AGM *Menu Choices* 23rd February 2019

I'll go with salad, chicken and profiteroles please Nigel, and Soph will have pate, chicken and profiteroles. I'll sort the payments out this Friday :thumleft:
by SeriousSam
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Help me make sense of wheel settings - alignment, camber etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 1022

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

I had my setup done by TDI in Thurrock, cost me £200 and was some of the best money I've spent on the car. Similar to the experiences with Fergus, they asked how I used the car and what's been done to it, then set the suspension up around that. My settings are within the Mazda Sports tolerances, but...
by SeriousSam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: The Ultimate Man Cave (Warehouse) *Picture Heavy!*
Replies: 87
Views: 2573

Re: The Ultimate Man Cave (Garage) *Picture Heavy!*

This is one hell of a build. The wife and I thought we'd taken on a project with our latest house, but this dwarfs it by comparison. Impressive stuff, can't wait to see how it ends up!
by SeriousSam
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Car paint suppliers - Looking for recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Car paint suppliers - Looking for recommendations

Shambo does some bodywork as well, he's probably got different distributors but could advise on the manufacturer.
by SeriousSam
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Selling Other Items
Topic: Rolex GMT Master 2, blue Black Bezel, Batman.
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Rolex GMT Master 2, blue Black Bezel, Batman.

I dig that Rolex. I don't have the cash for it. This makes me sad. You won't have much trouble selling that, even if nobody on here wants it.
by SeriousSam
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Any ideas where to get get anti squeal shims?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Any ideas where to get get anti squeal shims?

As Nick says above, Mazda can supply them for either front or rear. They call them 'brake pad attachment kits' if I remember right, and come with the anti-squeal shims and pad retention clips all together. Can't buy the shims on their own from mazda as far as I know.
by SeriousSam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: Refurbishing brake calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Refurbishing brake calipers

Can do, fire me a PM and I'll let you know the details :)
by SeriousSam
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: DIY
Topic: Refurbishing brake calipers
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Refurbishing brake calipers

I'll see what I can grab next time I refurb a set ;)
by SeriousSam
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: After track day lots of grinding!
Replies: 86
Views: 2619

Re: After track day lots of grinding!

Yeah, that's the way these calipers work - you'll notice there's no groove on the piston for the dust boots to seat into. All you get with these ones is the square cut seals. I remember them well, because I helped install them. Pretty sure they're the right way up, bleed screws at the top of the cal...
by SeriousSam
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: CarThrottle Ideas Request - what do you want to see from a YouTube series?
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: CarThrottle Ideas Request - what do you want to see from a YouTube series?

Tyres would seem like an obvious thing to test out, given the car's well-known sensitivity to them. Getting a hot compression test would be a good idea, just to show it on a big YouTube channel so people can see the difference from a regular piston comp test. Ignition overhaul is a good shout, and i...
by SeriousSam
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Ryan Rotary Performance
Topic: 192 Vs 231? This may surprise you!
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 192 Vs 231? This may surprise you!

Interesting results there Carl, look forward to hearing more. So what is it about the 192 engine that makes it so much stronger in the mid-range? My (admittedly limited) understanding was that the 231 was basically the 192 with additional ports and a higher rev limit, but that the two operate very s...
by SeriousSam
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Slider pins seizing after track days
Replies: 16
Views: 508

Re: Slider pins seizing after track days

Is it just the lower slide pin that binds? Because you may find the rubber sleeve has swollen up and is causing the pin to stick. It's supposed to be a tight fit, but it can be too tight. It's safe to run without the rubber sleeves, they're just in place to reduce noise and vibration, but you might ...
by SeriousSam
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Chuffing hell
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Chuffing hell

Might be worth giving the bolts a few doses of penetrating fluid and some gentle encouragement with a spanner. You may well shear them, but it would allow you to get the battery box out and retrieve your battery strap bolt. You can always drill out and re-tap for new bolts to hold the tray in place.
by SeriousSam
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Azams Racing Blue FK8 Type R
Replies: 109
Views: 2767

Re: Azams Racing Blue FK8 Type R

I saw one of these on track the other day at Rockingham, and I was struck by the same thing then - it's a bit too busy for my taste. I'm sure most of the bodywork has an aerodynamic benefit of some sort, but it just doesn't work for me, in the same way the Focus RS doesn't. I'm sure as a driving mac...
by SeriousSam
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Let's talk oil catch cans
Replies: 160
Views: 10788

Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

Not quite that old just yet ;)
by SeriousSam
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Aftermarket
Topic: Let's talk oil catch cans
Replies: 160
Views: 10788

Re: Let's talk oil catch cans

My car has only burped twice in its life. Once was at Brands Hatch after I misread the dipstick after installing my new bigger sump - topped it up with too much oil, one almighty belch later and I'm feeling all sheepish for having made an amateur mistake. The second time (which was actually the firs...

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