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

Post by Beef2561 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:41 pm

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Got it MOT’d (passed) mopped bootlid and gave her a polish
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Post by johnbb99 » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:52 pm

Wow! Shineeeey!
It looks gorgeous.
John -- giving some TLC to a 2006 Winning Blue 231. Mouse Mat Mod & LED sidelights. Fitted the Rotary Revs Coil kit. PZ suspension and Sohn kit fitted. Now have replaced the rusty sump with a new one, and the oil coolers and pipes with tidy used ones.

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

Post by Yorindesarin » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:57 pm

Beef2561 wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:41 pm
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What wax did you use to get that fabulous finish? :p

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

Post by leigh_ivins » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:19 am

Hi all. This is my first post (accept for the other one regarding buying parts) since becoming a member.

Just took the rear black plastics off and sprayed them gloss black. Looks way better. Also rebuilt the rear brake calipers and while it was on axle stands decided to clean down the suspension arms and paint those too.

Here's to tarting up the car

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Post by Phil Bate » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:30 am

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

Post by Phil Bate » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:47 am

Started it:






The operation was a success, in that no fluids have come back out and it moved under it's own power :lol:
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Post by Devon_Fourie » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:11 pm

Beef2561 wrote:
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Got it MOT’d (passed) mopped bootlid and gave her a polish
Dam I had to put my sunglasses on for that reflection. Great work, it looks lovely.

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

Post by Markl17 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:12 pm

I went to the local car meet this morning,it was a good turnout lots of cars good coffee and sunshine when I got home I prepared the car for next weekend track day seat in harness in track wheels on ,decat and rb back box on.
Just the spares to prep now so a good day.
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Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:08 pm

Only some of my spoilers from yesterday came true... Polished the headlights so they now don't look like someone was making cheese in them. Fixed the boot brake light with connectors as advised. Went had a spot of lunch and took my Mrs for her first ride in it. :D

Then I decided to get the connects2 Bluetooth adapter that came with it working... What a mistake this was. After ages of not being able to find it on my phone's Bluetooth I took the radio apart to get to it and check it over. All looked good. Put back in and found the signal! Only to then realise the radio and little screen didn't work. Pulled it apart again to fix that and broke the cable for the Bluetooth dongle. Got the connector apart, soldered everything in place and put back together. Radio back in all the radio was working. Sadly I couldn't get to ex mode. At this point I found out its running firmware 10.01 and isn't compatible anyway. Time wasted 4 hours....
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Post by Humane-Hobgoblin » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:24 pm

Got some nice ‘3D’ sticky badges from someone on Facebook. Fitted them today, not to be bias but they look so much better than the OG badges. Image


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

Post by shroom » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:29 pm

Markl17 wrote:I went to the local car meet this morning,it was a good turnout lots of cars good coffee and sunshine when I got home I prepared the car for next weekend track day seat in harness in track wheels on ,decat and rb back box on.
Just the spares to prep now so a good day.
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Nice prep work there! Just out of interest does the bucket seat sit you lower down? I'm pretty jammed in with my helmet on with the stock leather seats it's not too uncomfortable but wouldn't mind a bit of head room

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

Post by shroom » Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:31 pm

leigh_ivins wrote:Hi all. This is my first post (accept for the other one regarding buying parts) since becoming a member.

Just took the rear black plastics off and sprayed them gloss black. Looks way better. Also rebuilt the rear brake calipers and while it was on axle stands decided to clean down the suspension arms and paint those too.

Here's to tarting up the car
Sounds like you had fun. Sometimes once you get under the car and start cleaning it's hard to know when to stop I started painting my calipers and ended up doing all the suspension struts and subframe whilst I was there

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Post by chriskirkham » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:50 am

Great day at Santa Pod. Saw two other Sunlight Silver RX8s in the car park plus a really great sounding Copper Red (Evolve ?) on the way out.

Motorway system seems to be getting even less useful, closures, roadworks, delays, yawn.... last 5 miles home on A-road was fun.

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Post by Markl17 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:20 am

Hi shroom.
Head room in my car is terrible as I have a sunroof so had to spend a lot of time getting the seat mounted as low as possible,
Now I have just enough head room ,and I am not very tall.
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Post by leigh_ivins » Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:02 am

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Ivins!
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Went past your driveway on Sunday and seen your legs sticking out from underneath the Kuro.

Did you get it all back together.

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Post by Vj4sothername » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:44 am

Rolled into a car park after the engine died while changing gear. Would start but just die again. Had a hunt about and i had pinched the vacuum (i think) line that goes under the air box. Thankfully i was lazy last night and left my tools in the back. 30 mins later a small woosh and its running great and the idles come up a little 850-900 and much smoother.

I'm starting to wonder what other little bits are wrong and potentially holding it back.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:22 pm

The pilot bearing and seal from Rotary Revs still hasnt turned up so I've bit the bullet and ordered one from Clive. In the post today probably get here tomorrow or wednesday... Watch the other one turn up which I guess I now have to return...

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Post by Phil Bate » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:34 pm

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Went past your driveway on Sunday and seen your legs sticking out from underneath the Kuro.

Did you get it all back together.

No I had to hot foot it to the G's place to sort out a smashed window on her mini :x Refit front wings and bumper, swap rear brakes and change the gearbox oil is all that's left.


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

Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:47 am

Markl17 wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:12 pm
I went to the local car meet this morning,it was a good turnout lots of cars good coffee and sunshine when I got home I prepared the car for next weekend track day seat in harness in track wheels on ,decat and rb back box on.
Just the spares to prep now so a good day.
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The angle of those shoulder straps is too great, in a hard head on crash your shoulders will be crushed downward. They need mounting into the parcel shield or rear bulk head.
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Re: What have you done to your RX-8 today????

Post by PeteH » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:01 pm

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The angle of those shoulder straps is too great, in a hard head on crash your shoulders will be crushed downward. They need mounting into the parcel shield or rear bulk head.
Sort of. From memory, the Blue book specification is between horizontal and 45 degrees, with a preference for horizontal. I measured mine when mounted to the seat belt mounts and they were spot on 45 degrees. I did a full season like that, and the scrutineer just let it through. The argument was that a properly fixed harness at 45 degrees is much better than normal seat belts, and much better than bolting the harness to fixing points that are not designed for the purpose.

If you have a cage then it's a no-brainer to go horizontally to the cross-beam. But if you don't have a cage, and don't want to weld in special mounting points, then going to the rear seat belt mounts is an acceptable solution on the rex.
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Post by Yorindesarin » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:20 pm

Well sods law has been enacted! Ordered a pilot bearing from Clive last night due to the rotary revs one taking forever to appear... So what appears today only the Rotary Revs pilot bearing! There cant be much difference between the two so I think its going ahead with the RR one and figure out what to do with the one from Clive. Just to get my car back on the road finally!

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Post by ChrisHolmes » Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:58 pm

PeteH wrote:
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The angle of those shoulder straps is too great, in a hard head on crash your shoulders will be crushed downward. They need mounting into the parcel shield or rear bulk head.
Sort of. From memory, the Blue book specification is between horizontal and 45 degrees, with a preference for horizontal. I measured mine when mounted to the seat belt mounts and they were spot on 45 degrees. I did a full season like that, and the scrutineer just let it through. The argument was that a properly fixed harness at 45 degrees is much better than normal seat belts, and much better than bolting the harness to fixing points that are not designed for the purpose.

If you have a cage then it's a no-brainer to go horizontally to the cross-beam. But if you don't have a cage, and don't want to weld in special mounting points, then going to the rear seat belt mounts is an acceptable solution on the rex.
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Post by warpc0il » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:20 pm

That gels with my understanding;
- no higher than horizontal
- no lower than 45°
- ideally 10° below horizontal, to give some compression into the seat base, while restraining forward motion.
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Post by PeteH » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 pm

Thanks V8 Power. That reminds me that I didn't use my HANS device when I had the harness fitted to the rear seat belt mounts. I only used my HANS when I had a cage, and horizontal belts. That was on the advice of the scrutineer.
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