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by benedwards64
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Track day or road rubber on standard car?
Replies: 14
Views: 828

Re: Track day or road rubber on standard car?

Semi-slicks like the popular Federal and Nankang ones are great in the dry, but they don't have the same water dispersion abilities as a decent road tyre, so in the wet on the road they'll be hairy. In the wet on track, they'll be very hairy. This isn't generally true in my experience.... unless th...
by benedwards64
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project
Replies: 505
Views: 31293

Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Our sprint car is still very much a budget build, but as we improve and develop over time I'd love to think we can explore something like this... Two years ago I was about where you are. As you know there's loads of stuff you can do without needing to touch the engine. And sprint classes are quite ...
by benedwards64
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project
Replies: 505
Views: 31293

Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Wow.

I'd be really interested to know what costs you face in getting this installed and running - our sprint car is still very much a budget build, but as we improve and develop over time I'd love to think we can explore something like this...
by benedwards64
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Oxford Monthly Meet - **TBA**
Replies: 253
Views: 11773

Re: Oxford meets

Thanks for organising, Tom - I've not got any free weekends in the run up to Christmas but will keep an eye out in the new year if this takes off :)
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Past Social Meets
Topic: Oxford Monthly Meet - **TBA**
Replies: 253
Views: 11773

Re: Oxford meets

Track car's down in Kent at the moment, but I could pop along still if you don't mind a big German showing up (the car, that is, not me!)
by benedwards64
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17851

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

Use a rag dipped in petrol, it'll have it off in no time.
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231
Replies: 404
Views: 17851

Re: Wiggles Galaxy grey 231

That looks well :)
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: The Other Car..
Topic: My Other car - pics.
Replies: 287
Views: 21399

Re: My Other car - pics.

I do like a good MGZS180 - had one a few years ago, and really enjoyed it. Here's my, er, 'sensible' daily - all 5 litres and 400 horses of it 8) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4416/37134479942_a4ca584982_b.jpg 2017-09-18_05-41-06 by Ben Edwards , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4400/363636...
by benedwards64
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Great stuff. Catching the grass through the gooseneck gains your attention, doesn't it. :shock: =D> Certainly does! :shock: :lol: Nice write up looks like you've been having fun. Thanks for your old coilovers by the way, finally have them all fitted and ride is pretty much the same as stock just a ...
by benedwards64
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Well, we’re a bit behind with the updates and the season’s over, so time to bring everything up to present. We had a good 6-7 weeks between the penultimate (Kendrew) and final (Cadwell) rounds of the series – plenty of time to do the last few necessary jobs and make sure everything was in tip top co...
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Re: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.

It looked good until then! :lol:
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Re: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.

Has worked fine for me this morning. That GT3 really wasn't keen on corners was he? Didn't seem to be. He had more to lose than me, though! was that the wheeler dealers 944 you passed? :) Good question! It was badged as a CS and had full cage etc. Looked very tidy, but was running on T1Rs :?
by benedwards64
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

Re: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.

Weird. Try this?


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by benedwards64
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: RX8 Photos and Videos
Topic: The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.
Replies: 32
Views: 2541

The trackday/youtube/video/look at me! thread.

I could't really think of where to put this, so figured a thread for all of our YouTube escapades would be a good start. Apologies if one already exists, but if it does I couldn't find it :oops: Anyway, here's your starter for ten: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06-5eBVxz5k&t=161s This is me with p...
by benedwards64
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Mazda Sprint Series (Javelin) - Half Price Rounds
Replies: 28
Views: 2182

Re: Mazda Sprint Series (Javelin) - Half Price Rounds

Noise test is 102 I think? TBH compared to some of the Toyota machinery that turns up I doubt you'd have a problem.

Meant to add the link to the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MazdaSprintSeries/
by benedwards64
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Car Activity and Track days Archive
Topic: Mazda Sprint Series (Javelin) - Half Price Rounds
Replies: 28
Views: 2182

Mazda Sprint Series (Javelin) - Half Price Rounds

Hi guys, First of all, I'm not affiliated in any way with Javelin. They currently run the Mazda Sprint Series alongside the Toyota Sprint Series. Awareness seems to be pretty low, and this year (its first) has been almost entirely MX5s. Javelin are offering half price entry for new sprinters at the ...
by benedwards64
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Right, sorry for the slow update. Sunday was my first time at Kendrew Barracks (aka RAF Cottesmore) and as such the only true airfield round of the series I’d be able to make. My very first experience of sprinting was at Woodbridge airfield a couple of years back, and it was so much fun I’ve been do...
by benedwards64
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Kendrew this weekend. Things ave been happening... First up, we have a bucket seat! Sparco Sprint, just out of date and a nice eBay bargain: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4421/37017962725_3989858c79_z.jpg 2017-09-04_09-17-29 by Ben Edwards , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4423/37017965435...
by benedwards64
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: I Saw You Today At ......
Replies: 11103
Views: 635193

Re: I Saw You Today At ......

Saw a handful of RX8s dotted around JAE this weekend... :)
by benedwards64
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Hahaha - in the Javelin event Pete and I came 3rd and 4th out of 9 entrants in our class. We were beaten by a Lotus Exige 190 and a Supercharged MX5, so I don't feel too bad about that :lol: I've been playing around with some of the vids. There'll be more to come (I can tell you're all excited!) but...
by benedwards64
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Just us so far!

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by benedwards64
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Thanks casey - very much enjoying doing/writing it! The reason I ask is there's now an actual Mazda Sprint Series run by Javelin: www.mazdasprint.com The classes are all MX5 derived, and (other than an all-encompassing 'M' class) there's nothing RX8 specific. Perhaps something that can be developed ...
by benedwards64
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: £999 track/sprint project - adventures in the Japanese Sprint Series
Replies: 140
Views: 9708

Re: £999 track/sprint project

Cheers. Times dropped off a bit in the afternoon for some reason - turns out our constant running of the kerbs had vibrated one of the HT leads off a coil, so we did the last couple of runs with no trailing lead on one of the rotors. Didn't spot it until the next day... :oops: #-o

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