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by Pingping010101
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

So I’ve returned home and collected the Blue Peril from Chris. He’s done an absolutely top job and I’m grateful for all the hard work he has put in getting the car to this point. Thank you Chris. The drive home was flawless - although the car may have low compression figures, it feels amazing to dri...
by Pingping010101
Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

I used over half a tank to do 160 miles home. Huge grin the whole way back though!

I’ll write a proper write up this week.


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by Pingping010101
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

What a car! Update to follow soon...


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by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Low compression = lower power output though right?

I’ll get it rebuilt, but not yet :)


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by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

The Blue Peril has just had a compression test and the numbers aren’t great... especially as it was sold as having had a rebuild 4000 odd miles ago. It’s been Street ported but I am not certain that this would be the cause of such low numbers. Chris informs me that it starts and stops with no troub...
by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

I’m afraid there is no option of a warranty - it was bought sight unseen and so this was always a potential issue. It hasn’t been driven at all really since at least January 2020 so I have no idea what’s going on. A rebuild is always on the horizon and as I work overseas, it doesn’t have much work t...
by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

The Blue Peril has just had a compression test and the numbers aren’t great... especially as it was sold as having had a rebuild 4000 odd miles ago. It’s been Street ported but I am not certain that this would be the cause of such low numbers. Chris informs me that it starts and stops with no troubl...
by Pingping010101
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Side skirts?
by Pingping010101
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Chris has taken some photos that will assist in setting up agreed-value insurance on my RX8 (thanks Chris!) - here's a few of them. It's looking fantastic (just don't ask me about sills right now) and I'm likely to be able to actually drive it in the near future. I am very excited! https://i.ibb.co/...
by Pingping010101
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Re-Shell or Repair Sills?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Re-Shell or Repair Sills?

goodeggbob wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:14 pm
How is the repair already done holding out, and when was it done? some pics of the repaired/welded driver side may be useful as a comparison.
It was a complete replacement. I do have photos but it just shows a completely new sill in place, rather than any patch work.
by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Re-Shell or Repair Sills?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Re-Shell or Repair Sills?

Baring in mind all the work that Chris has done on the car so far, it is a bit of a kick in the teeth if you then strip it so as it can be reshelled :( I am with James, it's worth repairing the Sill Area :thumleft: Bite the bullet and fix the car :arrow: I would also prefer to repair the sill, and ...
by Pingping010101
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Re-Shell or Repair Sills?
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re-Shell or Repair Sills?

Bonjour. My 2005 RX8, currently with Chris Holmes getting all sorts of lovely work done, has a rusty sill on the passenger side. It needs to be repaired but I am considering the merits of a re-shell and I would be glad to hear your thoughts on this. The drivers side already has a recently replaced s...
by Pingping010101
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Just because I don't want to start a new thread just for this....

The other toy was delivered to my house in the UK today!

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by Pingping010101
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Chris has been super busy - although I haven't got enough internet to get more photos uploaded. The interior has now been replaced with the set from an Evolve with the cream leather and alcantara centres. I think this really suits the car! Still left to sort: Handbrake cables (in progress) Compressi...
by Pingping010101
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Club Shop
Topic: Order not arrived... What should I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Order not arrived... What should I do?

This has all been sorted now - thanks to Ian for looking after me.
by Pingping010101
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

All this talk about rusty sills has me worried for when I get to properly look at the sills which are currently covered by the plastic stuff. Though I have given them a fair tap along and no holes have appeared yet that doesn't mean Im free.. Hopefully theres no gremlins hiding where I can't see! A...
by Pingping010101
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

There is some good news and some bad news.... Good news first - the doors are on! Chris has done a brilliant job on these - he's kept me up to date through the whole process and has fced some irritating dramas with sheared bolts, worn parts and shoddy workmanship by past owners. Here she is with lam...
by Pingping010101
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

Another update... Chris has kindly organised a quote for repairs to the sill... £1200 for a replacement and £600 for a patching up. These seems on the high side to me - especially as it'll need a spray up after! Chris also wasn't expecting such a high quote. The previous owner told me it cost £600 f...
by Pingping010101
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

An exciting update from Chris...

The doors are going on!

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by Pingping010101
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

There’s no marker in the insurance record. Chris will have to let me know if he finds any structural damage when he’s working.


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by Pingping010101
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

warpc0il wrote:Look for other signs of crash damage down the drivers side....
Chris found a repair to the sill on that side so it’s likely to have had a bump.


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by Pingping010101
Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Personal Car Projects and Mods
Topic: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231
Replies: 179
Views: 6018

Re: LC05VRY - 2005 Strato Blue 231

It's been a while since I was last able to post an update, but there is some news to share. The Blue Peril is still with Chris Holmes who has just begun working on the car in a big way. He has sent me a few videos demonstrating how loud and raspy the exhaust note is. I can't upload myself due to low...
by Pingping010101
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Club Shop
Topic: Order not arrived... What should I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Order not arrived... What should I do?

Hello all, My wife assures me that the stickers have still not arrived at my house - we're actually moving house tomorrow and so this is a bit disappointing. I will still be able to retrieve any post that gets delivered, and the order was only some £10 in total, but it's not money I want to throw aw...
by Pingping010101
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: RX-8 Discussion
Topic: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?
Replies: 128
Views: 7242

Re: Car Throttle 'Living with a rotary' - Any Questions or requests?

Did anyone from the club end up buying Felix? I just checked and its SORN, with the MOT running out in July. This makes me think its either a track day tool or its not being used any more! I remember the auction went round twice (as I placed a bid both times but didn't win) and that it sold for betw...
by Pingping010101
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Club Shop
Topic: Order not arrived... What should I do?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Order not arrived... What should I do?

I forgot I had even ordered them and then checked with my wife before posting. There’s no rush, but I don’t want to miss out either :)


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