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by Ranjan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Thanks Chris, that is a good idea; completely forgot about that control system unit.
Just might.....

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

If only you had been the first to ask me about them you could have had my RX8 set for free; I gave them away the day after the AGM.

Because the proper track car is having them fitted I fancy trying something different like Penske or Skunk.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Managed to fit in some shopping for the MX5; if and when I can ever manage to collect it during these troubled times. Bought two fibreglass doors which weigh 4kg each, from Easyrider GRP Laminates; saving a whopping 48kg on OEM. Have asked them to quote me for a bootlid and bonnet. Together that lot...
by Ranjan
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

One of these you want Plenty of torque here https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200403/0af8266e21a06e01bc69b9465a8db32f.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200403/78be0c56baf0a13e0172cf6fb0e196da.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Wayne, Just realised that those pictures are taken on your dri...
by Ranjan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY, Oulton Park - Friday 13th November £125***
Replies: 16
Views: 470

Re: ***TRACKDAY, Oulton Park - Friday 13th November £125***

I know I am tempting the god of bad luck but I have booked this with garage.
Car should be MX5.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Flippin’ heck :!: That has to be the worst thing one can do to a NA 5. All that extra front weight would induce so much understeer entering a corner and then mid corner the back would go really light; and don’t think about trail braking mid corner either. Braking hard in a straight line would also ...
by Ranjan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Flippin’ heck :!: That has to be the worst thing one can do to a NA 5. All that extra front weight would induce so much understeer entering a corner and then mid corner the back would go really light; and don’t think about trail braking mid corner either. Braking hard in a straight line would also c...
by Ranjan
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Having realised that getting my MX5 project off the ground in these troubled times is going to take a lot longer than originally anticipated, so while I am trying to get my rolling chassis from Japan to the USA I thought I would buy a stop gap; so have bought this (item number: 264675978922) off eba...
by Ranjan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 22475
Views: 839412

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

No :!:

They are Racing Brake, ask BigPete I bought them off him.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 22475
Views: 839412

Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Are those springs the two part ones held by a rivet? Sent from my SM-G800F using Tapatalk Nope, it’s a large one piece item and it just cannot come out as it is, hence my theory it fatigues and breaks under the central retaining pin. Looks like the ones i bought from Ranjan I thought they were raci...
by Ranjan
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Dave,

Don’t bother to split just move the entire thing to ‘other car’.
Thanks.

Ranjan
by Ranjan
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Bought two of the Mk1 racing shells, both recently refurbished and looking immaculate in white.
Am going to ship them straight to the States but will have to wait until this pandemic is over. I am having a palaver just getting them collected from the seller :censored:

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Ollie,

Have not decided yet.
Turbo or supercharger, or both, or neither :-k :-k
Will need to have a word with the guys at Mazda.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Check the cages are hardtop compatiable....99% are not. For me i want windscreen and roof. After the Westfield its something i wont compromise on now. Ive been in contact with Caged but no reply from then. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk This is never going to be a road car so I need a proper ...
by Ranjan
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Received a phone call 10 minutes ago from my contact in Japan saying they have found 3 ex-Racing mk1 bodyshells that would suit my requirements; it’s finally coming together.
Will have to outsource the viewing, damn it.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Dom yes, loads implied and not stated :lol: Dry sump is going to be important as I never push a car to its limits on track unless it has one. Also, it will allow me to lower the engine and hence COG, increase rpms and horsepower, and use ceramic brakes; all win/win, the only downside is going to be ...
by Ranjan
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:05 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

What about the following cars : Honda S2000 Mitsubishi FTO Nissan 100NX Toyota MR-2 Turbo Mazda 3 MPS MKI or MKII Nigel, I am trying to keep it Mazda so to fit in better; plus I like the MX5. Are you think mk1mk2mk2.5 pretty much the same or mk3 or mk4? Theres a lovely red mk1 race car on ebay in b...
by Ranjan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Are you think mk1mk2mk2.5 pretty much the same or mk3 or mk4? Theres a lovely red mk1 race car on ebay in belfast just finished build. Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk For reasons of weight it will be a MK1 and that car in Belfast is just too nice for what I would want to do to it. I am on the ...
by Ranjan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Oops i bought a mark 1 turbo today....never seen any blow up on track though...mk1 1600 engine was built for forced induction same engine as the 323 gt turbo... He may well have been talking about the mk3...which is a ford engine[emoji2961]. Mk1 mk2 220bhp all day long. Engines are £80.00 each...i ...
by Ranjan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Well, nothing in Mazda world seems to be straightforward; firstly, a big thank you to Clive who spoke to Roddinson for me and gave me invaluable advice from trackside. It seems forced-induction MX5 engines just do not survive on track and I double-checked with a friend in the USA who tracks a turbo ...
by Ranjan
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Club Shop
Topic: 2019 RX-8OC T-Shirt Group Buy
Replies: 101
Views: 2775

Re: 2019 RX-8OC T-Shirt Group Buy

Ian.Mothersole wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:32 pm
Hi Devon,
I'm posting them this week.
So you should all receive them by the weekend, or early next week :thumleft:
Ian,

Is it too late to ask for mine to be posted to me in Fiji?? Please, pretty please [-o<

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Guys, Thank you for all the information about companies to see about the conversion; very useful. I was so disgusted with the RX8 that I gave away everything I was going to fit on it but I couldn't give away the Pandem kit I had made for it but luckily Tra-Kyoto has bought it back from me so if anyo...
by Ranjan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Dom, thank you that made interesting reading. I will be going down the forged route as I want at least 300bhp and I will be stripping as much weight as possible and using carbon body panel. Pandem do a carbon version of their kit for the MX5 which I will be looking to fit as below. https://i328.phot...
by Ranjan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Thanks for that info Nigel.

I won't bring anything expensive to a forum track day but what I will do is arrange something for you with GoldTrack at Silverstone during the summer and you can choose the car; sound fair?

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 153
Views: 6059

Re: Good riddance

Thank you, you lot for your kind words. I cannot tell you how relieved I am that Chris has taken this albatross from my neck; I am sleeping so much better now that I do not have to give any thought to that accursed thing. That is me done with RX8s, never again. I have been giving a lot of thought to...

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