Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:21 pm

The car went to Eurospec today to start its engine swap. Don't hold your breath, because I'm expecting it to take a few months.

Removing it from the trailer at Eurospec was the first time it had been started since Rockingham 5 months ago. Started first turn of the key, after about half a second. I love my 8. :D
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by wiggles » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:52 pm

"standard RX8 engine for sale one lady owner low milage, starts first time" ? 😉

Or you keeping it as a spare?
The other N/A 20b that was for sale recently has sold and will be in an RX8 as well apparently... I'm sure yours will be faster though
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by 13Black » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:33 pm

Ms Knight is having it fitted to her car, as I'm led to believe.

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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by wiggles » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:07 am

So I guess Chris is doing it at rotary motion then
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Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:02 am

Some shiny bits turned up today.

The bottom bit is a servo delete, balance adjustable brake box. Above that is a hydraulic handbrake. And the big bit is a 4 gallon fuel tank, swirl pot, pumps and filters.

Huge thanks to OBP Motorsport, who are sponsoring me. Everything here is superb quality. :thumleft:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by Lemon » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:09 am

Sweet!!

you going to be using the Hydro Handbrake to hang the arse out a bit? :brake: :dsc: :dsc: :dsc:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:16 am

Yep. I've been watching a lot of Roadkill recently, and I may be infected with the need to create tyre smoke everywhere.

Or, alternatively, by regulation I need a handbrake, but I don't want the complication of a mechanical handbrake mechanism on my big rear calipers. So this is the ideal solution.
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by Rotary Potato » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:24 am

A 4 gallon fuel tank.

With a triple rotor?

Well that should get you a good 600 yards between refills! :lol:

Only joking - kit all looks great and I'm sure you've done the calcs to ensure you are carrying enough boom juice. :thumright:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:29 am

In Time Attack fuel capacity isn't so critical. 4 gallons should get me through a 15 minute session, as long as I do cool down laps. But It does mean the car isn't going to be a circuit racer anymore.... The first good news is that I won't have to keep 3 gallons in the car just to prevent fuel starvation, since I will be able to run down to fumes now. The second good news is that all of those bits, including all the packaging they came in, still weighs much less than the bare RX-8 fuel tank (which I actually forgot to weigh before I got rid of it :( )
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by 13Black » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:34 pm

Any plans for a 1.5-way diff? I think you need this. I think you need to convince yourself you need this also.

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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:37 pm

Why don't you sponsor me, and provide me with one......? :thumright:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:13 pm

PeteH wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:02 am
Some shiny bits turned up today.

The bottom bit is a servo delete, balance adjustable brake box. Above that is a hydraulic handbrake. And the big bit is a 4 gallon fuel tank, swirl pot, pumps and filters.

Huge thanks to OBP Motorsport, who are sponsoring me. Everything here is superb quality. :thumleft:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by casey » Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:59 pm

Pete's got a team at Eurospec to do that - no need for him to get his hands oily ;) :D
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by 13Black » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:06 am

PeteH wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Why don't you sponsor me, and provide me with one......? :thumright:

Sweetie, look at your lightweight doors.
What do you see?
Carbon fibre.

Look at my lightweight doors.
What do you see?
A ball gag and a cable tie.

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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by macgtech » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:53 pm

Highly recommend the LSD - works wonders in our car, even if a little clunky/jerky at low speed.
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by PeteH » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm

Ta. I assume you mean the turbo? Did you have it on the NA car?

An LSD is tempting, but I can't help feeling there's more lap time in a dog box (or maybe it's just that dog boxes are cooler :-k ). Damn this whole "being self-funded" lark :evil:
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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by Goobie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:15 pm

PeteH wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:48 pm
I can't help feeling there's more lap time in a dog box (or maybe it's just that dog boxes are cooler :-k ). Damn this whole "being self-funded" lark :evil:
DO IT! You can be my tester, so I know if it’s to loud for a road car. What one have you got your eye on Pete?

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Re: Pete's RX-8 Time Attack project

Post by Conan » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:03 am

There’s more time in time in the seat than anything else as all the old racers used to say to me (but did I listen)
I’d have thought a man of your caliber could take out the synchro,s and grind 50% of the dogs off in a standard box ;)
More time in the handling than power or shifting, ( Have I mentioned the PZ suspension group buy ) :)
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