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New member in Wilts

Post by Kev80 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:46 pm

Hi all,

Just decided to join up, I've recently acquired a reasonably tidy 2007 RX8 231 in Galaxy Grey. Doesn't have an MOT, but I'm planning to drop the running gear into a 600kg kit car.

Always loved the rotary engine, and this one could do with a rebuild, so it's on it's way out anyway!

I'll be breaking the car for parts, excluding the electrical system, engine and trans, and probably asking lots of questions along the way regarding electrical interfaces!!!

Down side of course is that I've got the bug now, so will probably be on the look out for a nice one as a daily driver too!

Kev

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:11 pm

Hi Kev & :welcome: to the RX-8OC :thumleft:

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Re: New member in Wilts

Post by Shagrington » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:40 am

Hi and :welcome: Kev80. :D If you can afford this viewtopic.php?f=147&t=79682 you could save yourself some time and hard work.
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Post by Dom-PZ » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:49 pm

Whereabouts in Wilts? I'm giving strong consideration to swapping out my Westfield engine for an RX-8 lump. Just trying to work out a way of getting around the height of the intake manifold.

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Post by boosted » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Thats my car all the details are on ebay ad.


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Re: New member in Wilts

Post by Kev80 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:36 pm

Hi all, didnt realise my topic had been approved!

I'll add my.location, and thanks for the warm welcome. The kit in question is a MEV exocet, which being NA/NB MX5 based is causing me plenty of headaches!

I'm using the wiring loom and lump from the RX8, using a customised front subframe, RX7/MX5 hybrid gearbox with concentric slave conversion and RX8 clutch/flywheel combo. There are many, many challenges, and I wouldn't advocate doing this unless you really have masses of time on your hands!

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Post by Shagrington » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:42 pm

I suspect you'd need some idea of what you're doing as well as the masses of time to do it. :-k Good luck with all that anyway.
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Post by Dom-PZ » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:07 pm

Why not use the RX-8 box?

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Re: New member in Wilts

Post by Honkytonk » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:41 am

New member in wiltshire? With a shell they want to get rid of parts from? My ears are pricked!

Welcome to the club, I'd highly recommend the small cost of buying membership for the wealth of support and technical data you get access to. I'm based near Salisbury and whilst not an expert am always happy to lend a spanner!
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