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by Ranjan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Yup, that is it.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

The bus journey was bloody good fun. Felt very sorry for the driver as he seemed a bit put out doing this job on so short of a notice so I gave him a big tip which finally put a smile on his face. Got a lot of details sorted out with my companion about his build and our trip to Japan; this was also ...
by Ranjan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1044
Views: 61900

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

Atta boy Clive :!:
Good win in the 2nd race.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Clive's 520 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
Replies: 1044
Views: 61900

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

Good luck Clive; give em hell :race:

I will be following TSL here in Fiji with glass of wine in hand.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Scope creep is enormous fun! What's the purpose of the car? To have as much fun as possible on the track, or be one of the quickest things out there? I found the more power I added to my car, the more time I spent overtaking people and braking. Lots of time spent braking. I very rarely got an entir...
by Ranjan
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Something to aim for maybe.... My car's stablemate at the moment; a 410 bhp monster that Dale says I could have easily do as well. Decisions, decisions.... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/l334/zx9rchak/400_mx5_03.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/l33...
by Ranjan
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Clive,

I am afraid that is never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever going to happen again.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

casey wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:13 pm
Welcome back to the sweltering UK.

We apologise for this abnormal weather, normal summer wind and rain service will resume shortly ;)
Malcolm,

You were not kidding were you; ferocious winds on M1 back from London and lots of rain. That's more like it.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

The plan for Saturday was simple enough, go to Chris’s to drop off seat then go pick up my business associate’s son from Oxford airport and drive him to his father’s estate in Bucks and on the way we discuss plans for his MX5 and plan trip to Mazda HQ. First problem, the seat would not fit in the R8...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: R1DSO’s first track day
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: R1DSO’s first track day

If only it was a simple matter of money. I am sure if I offered Jonathan a sack full of money for Bedford he would gladly accept but the small circuits like Mallory and Combe are owned by enthusiasts and for them it is not a question of money; I know if I had managed to get Mallory the first time ro...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: R1DSO’s first track day
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: R1DSO’s first track day

Still keeping my eyes open for Mallory Park; if that ever comes up for sale again it is MINE.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: R1DSO’s first track day
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: R1DSO’s first track day

I wasn't whinging about race teams being at track days per se. I was complaining about them using public track days as test days... which public track days are not. Out-braking other cars and cutting inside to push someone out on the apex , openly timing, blocking other people's garages in the pitl...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: R1DSO’s first track day
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: R1DSO’s first track day

Guys have a heart when it comes to race teams sharing the track days with you, it is just a way for the less financially well-healed teams to try to create a level playing field. The rich teams can afford to hire the entire circuit to test but the poorer teams have to find a way to get as much testi...
by Ranjan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:32 pm
HP & Torque numbers?
As soon as Dale sends me the graphs I will put them up; should be about 240bhp. I think he is going to do it again once the new gearbox is fitted together with the Stage 3 clutch.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

New battery holder... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/l334/zx9rchak/IMG_1481.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds and car finally dynoed today... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/l334/zx9rchak/IMG_1480.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds Tomorrow the gearbox is being fitted and the ...
by Ranjan
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Back in the UK.
Had to land at Heathrow as City Airport is still closed!
Yesterday Suva was 24 degrees and raining, today London is 33 degrees and sunny; WOW.

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Chris, If Quaife were like Getrag who produce huge numbers for big manufacturers you might have a point, but they mostly produce bespoke stuff in limited numbers and only built when ordered so shipping costs cannot be cheap. It is just one would think they would mind if a secondary dealer were under...
by Ranjan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

It is damned ridiculous but wandered onto the UK Quaife site just to check on specs of the gearbox and they are asking the same amount in £s as I just paid in $s from the USA; WHAT :!: :!: How can it be more expensive to buy from the manufacturer than from a subsidiary in the USA who has to pay impo...
by Ranjan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Well, I thought it was time I got the ball rolling on the proper MX5 race car build in the States. The rolling shells have finally arrived stateside and are at this moment being transported to my place in California. I have already placed an order with a engine builder here in California for a forge...
by Ranjan
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

I thought Wales had 5 miles driving limit in force or is that just for Welsh households? Well, down goes that idea. Thanks Chris for pointing that out and you are right. No travelling until 6th July. Not on the Feidr Castell industrial estate, I hope :( https://www.countyecho.co.uk/article.cfm?id=1...
by Ranjan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days
Topic: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch - Friday 4th December £149***
Replies: 49
Views: 1894

Re: ***TRACKDAY Brands Hatch, Friday 4th Dec £149***

Harrizone wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:08 pm
Ranjan wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Booked this with garage for both Ray and me.
As I have attended everyone of the December track days it would be rude of me not to accept your kind offer. :thumright: Always assuming this was aimed at this particular Ray. :o
:-k :-k

:inlove:

Ranjan.
by Ranjan
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Because I am on my own and bloody useless there was no one here to remind me it was Father’s Day over the weekend, so I am flying back to the UK on Friday to make amends. I can actually while I am here make a nice surprise visit to a business concern of mine near Fishguard which I have not shown my ...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

The sun is slowly coming up now so my mood is improving. Anyway, Because of the coolant re-route the hose entering the radiator was being compressed against the intercooler pipe.... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/l334/zx9rchak/Radiator_fabrication_05.jpg so an extension was welded on to byp...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

. Ah bugger , I was hoping you’d be stuck in Philippines quarantined and could get me a good price and purchase some ohlins for my car too ........ Missed the boat I guess .... stay safe buddy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Wayne, I will sort it out for you, give me a few days and I will text y...
by Ranjan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.
Replies: 525
Views: 18521

Re: Ranjan's MX-5 Track car.

Sitting in my apartment in Honk Kong looking out the window, as I can’t sleep, at a world in darkness. So much political unrest here together with the virus is making for an extremely uncomfortable atmosphere here in the old colony. It is at moments like this that I wish I were back in safe and secu...

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