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by Sonic KaBoomii
Fri May 05, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900832

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

John (Cabriolet), Leon & I got the cars dirty at Oulton Park Rally/Drift circuit

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by Sonic KaBoomii
Tue May 02, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900832

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

I find rotating the coils on the mounting plate makes for a neater installation: [attachment=0]WP_20150326_00_08_13_Pro.jpg[/attachment That's nice. I need to try that! Mine look like the ones in the link above (at least) I took attach to engine ground a bit literally and stuck it on the alternator...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Tue May 02, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900832

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

:lol:

Those coils were a bloody nightmare. I need to try and find some pics now I'm sat infront of a proper computer and not trying to do it on my phone; I've got one adapter plug hanging infront of the engine hoist eye, one stuck under it, and the other two jammed in under the elephant trunk
by Sonic KaBoomii
Tue May 02, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: What have you done to your RX-8 today????
Replies: 23685
Views: 900832

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

Didn't make anywhere near the sort of progress I planned to today, but nevermind... Jacked the front of the car and placed on axle stands ready to fit front suspension... Removed the wheels Fitted the bonnet lifters Removed the old bonnet stay Removed the airbox not-MAF pipe and tried to fit RR D585...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: ***Anglesey Fri 28th April 2017- Javelin- £169***
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: ***Anglesey Fri 28th April 2017- Javelin- £169***

#-o


R.I.P. RXState

Sorry I missed this. Need to pull my finger out so I don't end up missing Rockingham too :roll:
by Sonic KaBoomii
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: 192 to 231 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1901

Re: 192 to 231 ?

Did you stick with the same 5spd box ?
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Snetterton 200 - 15/10/2016

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/T11EWL/Snetterton_zps5oboeeg1.jpg Snetterton started badly; I don't know if I'd not shut the boot properly, or there was some other drain on the battery, but the car wouldn't start Went to the sign-on/briefing and forgot to start the truck before using the ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Blyton - 16/09/2016

First wet trackday ...turned out to be the most fun I've had with my pants on ! (and after just a short walk across the paddock they were ready for coming off) http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/T11EWL/temporary_zpsfc0eaone.jpg Famous too - (PPC magazine November) http://i1373.photobucket.com...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Enter the RaceTruck™

MOT disaster http://www.rx8ownersclub.co.uk/forum/download/file.php?id=44942&mode=view This had just passed an MOT when I bought it [-X ...also failed the fast idle emissions and on headlight alignment! :roll: With this and the Croft damage, BOOMii wasn't worth spending a heap of money on (it's only...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Mallory Park - 10/06/2016

http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/T11EWL/Mallory_zpstrhzwm0t.jpg Sadly The Kraken didn't make it to Mallory due to some weird results at a recent mapping slot :( Matt still came along to spectate though, and we met up with Malcolm ( casey ) and Jim ( lennycarloff ) http://i1373.photobucket....
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Donington - 12/03/2016

https://www.myracingcareer.com/images/tracks/donington_600.jpg With a 4-wheel alignment to confirm everything was still pointing in the right direction, the car was now ready for the 2016 season; starting with Donington http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/T11EWL/temporary_zpsvmizsoiq.jpg This...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Croft - 28/08/2015

http://snaplap.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/18085909/Croft-Circuit-map_2.jpg Wired in a cheap china-spec dash-cam for BOOMii's first outing, and as the weather was nice, stuck it to the outside of the screen with a spare number-plate pad The cheap tyres were a real let-down...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Enter Sonic KaBoomii

The sills on Sonic'1 were crumbling, so time to look for a replacement car ...one without a sunroof! Sonic 2 was another eBay purchase from Harrogate. RotaryMotion rebuild, private plate, a full respray (so probably cared for, right...?) and some choice 'dipped' mirrors and engine cover with skulls ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Blyton - 10/03/2015

Back to Blyton for the start of the 2015 season The car was performing nicely, until some familiar clutch / gear selection problems just after lunch. Limped back to the paddock and noticed a strange tractor noise coming from the back of the engine :| Looked underneath and there was oil dripping out ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Cadwell Park - 29/11/2014

https://www.myracingcareer.com/images/tracks/cadwell_park_600.jpg Cadwell Park was such an experience - if you've not been, you need to! I think perhaps because of the location (surrounded by trees, on a hillside) the track was very damp in the morning and needed a lot of respect. A few casualties ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Oulton Park drift day - 10/10/2014

£ : Recovery, clutch change Drift day was great fun. Some controlled drifts ...mostly uncontrolled (the organisers don't like it when you get out to top-up the oil halfway round the track - even if they have stopped everyone while another car is recovered) :| http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag38...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Bedford - 16/08/2014

£ : Yellowstuff pads, brake fluid, rear HID level sensor arm Noticed while jacking the car that the rear headlight level sensor arm was snapped, so ordered a replacement from eBay - even came with the nut & tab washer :thumleft: http://i1373.photobucket.com/albums/ag388/T11EWL/temporary_zpsjprznead....
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Blyton - shakedown 28/03/2014

https://www.myracingcareer.com/images/tracks/blyton_park_600.jpg Good starter circuit, Blyton, cos there's not really anything to hit if you get it wrong. Allan took me out for a few laps to run through the basics (total trackday novice) and try to help me learn the track. A couple of laps in, the ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Sonic KaBoom - trackday diaries

A little collection of copyright, non-copyright, and personal photos documenting the adventures of the budget racecar Jump to Croft Jump to Mallory Park Won on eBay for £1,4000 shortly after the arrival of The Kraken and the original Hadouken track cars, Sonic' was brought back from Bristol by one ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Reducing parasitic loss in the transmission
Replies: 48
Views: 4391

Re: Reducing paracitic loss in the transmission

Oil - absolutely; reduce friction, free up power
Anything where there's no friction involved - definitely not
by Sonic KaBoomii
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Reducing parasitic loss in the transmission
Replies: 48
Views: 4391

Re: Reducing paracitic loss in the transmission

Is it possible that you're confusing a flywheel figure with a at the wheels figure? I don't think so. I don't pretend to be an expert on the subject, but transmission loss is exactly that; power lost turning the gearbox cogs through oil, flexing rubber CV boots etc You'll always make peak power at ...
by Sonic KaBoomii
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Reducing parasitic loss in the transmission
Replies: 48
Views: 4391

Re: Reducing paracitic loss in the transmission

No. An underdrive pulley reduces the load on the engine by turning the ancillaries slower, a flywheel is directly connected to the engine so always turns at the same speed
by Sonic KaBoomii
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Naturally Aspirated
Topic: Reducing parasitic loss in the transmission
Replies: 48
Views: 4391

Re: Reducing paracitic loss in the transmission

Momentum isn't power loss. Flywheels, lightweight wheels, floating discs all (may) help acceleration, but they're not releasing any more power ...not that you could measure on a dyno anyway
by Sonic KaBoomii
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: DIY
Topic: DIY Vacuum Forming.
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: DIY Vacuum Forming.

Oh right ...that would work :)

Put me down for one, or I can post you mine to take a copy of

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