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by Pingping010101
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Selling Parts
Topic: Parts now available
Replies: 63
Views: 2566

Re: Parts coming soon

F82BBB82-88EA-472B-8BE7-EA34A37D8081.jpeg EA4A626F-15A4-45F6-B184-2450E6E334AB.jpeg Comp tested this morning It's significantly higher than the test results we got before I picked it up. I am genuinely glad that the numbers healthier than they were. It must have been all the beeping we did together...
by Pingping010101
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

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I won’t need much room!

(Not my car, but an image pinched off eBay. Same colour though!)


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by Pingping010101
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

So thats the end of this thread. LC05VRY has gone to BigPete. Thanks for making that a pain-free process. We have decided to just buy a new car rather than chase another RX8, so we've bought a new 2020 Suzuki Jimny that I can take shooting and wifey isnt scared to drive. If you don't mind, I would v...
by Pingping010101
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

That Nemesis is really floating my boat right now but I will be waiting until I’m in the UK before I buy anything else. I need to see it first!


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by Pingping010101
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

An offer for LC05 as it sits right now has been accepted, pending collection etc.

I best decide what I want to do now. :(
by Pingping010101
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

There is a value crossover point in there somewhere, but I will have to value the used parts before I can work out where that is.

I really like that Nemesis in the For Sale section but I am not buying another one until I can go and view it beforehand!
by Pingping010101
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

LC05 VRY is officially uneconomical to repair due to rust. This may be why only one sill was replaced - Chris confirmed similar adhesive used on both sideskirts, despite one being removed to replace the sill and the other apparently being 'untouched'. It appears that the seller knew exactly what was...
by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RX54 My 231
Replies: 42
Views: 1038

Re: RX54 My 231

So I made a late night ebay purchase and bought what I affectionately call a "Show Hook" :lol: Yeah, definitely don't use it. First time I used mine to tow a fellow member's stranded car it lasted for about 200m before this happened! There is a weak point created by the sharp reduction in diameter,...
by Pingping010101
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: Show us an RX-8!
Replies: 65
Views: 3527

Re: Show us an RX-8!

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by Pingping010101
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916334

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

rotatopotato wrote:Quoted £650, plus £50 for the extra covering of the sills.
Did this include any welding?!


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by Pingping010101
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: RR54 Back to a red
Replies: 248
Views: 8586

RR54 Back to a red

An inexperienced welder is almost guaranteed to blow a hole in thin sheet if they try to weld in a continuous run as it’s so quick to overheat. This will be frustrating and lead to a messy job. Equally, many inexperienced welders put a lot of filler material on top of the parent metal, with little p...
by Pingping010101
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

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If only this had arrived 48hours sooner!


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by Pingping010101
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

I had a similar feeling when I received my policy - I sent the full list to my insurers and they chose their own categories for the modifications according to the options available on their system. I can prove I supplied a full list of mods, they supplied the insurance based on this info and the pol...
by Pingping010101
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

You should have argued the plate being in the windscreen as being legal as a temporary measure as it is justifiable to have your plate displayed thusly for a short period of time. I had to check when my front numberplate holder broke and I had no other way of displaying my plate. I assessed that it...
by Pingping010101
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Vj4sothername wrote:That sounds like a rough journey. What exhaust do you have?
It’s a 3 inch single exit system, on tubular headers. It’s very, very loud.

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by Pingping010101
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

So the car survived the long journey. I managed to hit the 300 club in both directions - turns out it’s pretty easy to achieve at a consistent (ish) 70mph on a relatively unbroken motorway route. The 400 club must take some serious commitment to careful throttle management. I also got pulled over by...
by Pingping010101
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Once the sills are done and the cavities protected by spraying the shell will be OK. The rust on all the chassis components potentially makes things look worse than they really are. A good rust killing spray may be all that is required there. I’ve got the fear of the rust monster - the passenger si...
by Pingping010101
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Unreal how they didn’t find that when they fitted the new sill. Hands up I didn’t even look at that side given that it had the new outer sill! I’m seriously considering my options in regards to getting a decent car. I may have to accept that this shell is beyond saving. There’s rust creeping in to ...
by Pingping010101
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

I’ve raised the front ride height by 17mmbut I haven’t been able to do the rears. There’s now enough clearance to get my hand in between the tyre and the wheel arch but it’s lost a little the ‘nose down’ stance. I’m not that keen on it but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. I’d rather be safe and without...
by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Ranjan wrote:Instead of raising it by 15mm, raise it by 17mm all round.
Then do your long journey and then check again.
It will have dropped slightly and settled at about, hopefully, 15mm.

Ranjan.
Thanks Ranjan, I will certainly take that advice and do just that.


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by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

There are spacers on the front and I really don’t want to take them off if I don’t have to as the wheels are perfect flush with the arch when facing forward.

I’ll raise the front 15mm and go from there I think.


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by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

I think this could be a little complicated. My fronts are 340 and rears 355 (I like slight downward stance) and never have a problem. However you have to take all the following into account My wheels are 18” Offset is -35mm Wheel width 8” Tyres 235/40/18 You can comfortably get your hand over the t...
by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

The rears are currently at 325mm and the fronts at 330mm from wheel centre to wheel arch. I want to keep the spacers and just raise the car enough to keep these issues at bay - I was thinking of raising the fronts by 15mm on their own as the standard ride height is described as 360mm rear, 380mm fro...
by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 5933

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

There is immediately a polished area on the new tyre so I’m going to have to adjust the ride height. I’m going on a long journey in it on Friday so it needs to be done today or tomorrow. I would prefer to take it to a specialist and have them sort me out correctly rather than do it myself. Can anyon...
by Pingping010101
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 24139
Views: 916334

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

by the time thats been ground back to clean weldable metal that hole will be fair bit bigger...10 mins with the grinder...20/30 mins to cut a patch...20/30 mins with the welder.factor in the time it takes to jack up and paint some sealer on. 2 hrs work. so he wants £100 an hour? i will take up body...

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