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So as you can see there's a little gap, but I think Iv come up with a solution without having too make a pulley belt from scratch.

The pieces of aluminium which bolt too the side mount bracket (the pieces which hold the alternator on) can simply be remade with some aluminium bar and drilling a few holes.

Clive suggested swapping the FD. Pulley onto the FC ALTERNATOR but that is not possible as the centre of the pulleys is different size.

As the engine I have has FC plates, FD rotors and an FD front cover its difficult to get something to bolt straight on.

Simple solution would be to swap front covers but that would be too easy

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Items For Sale / FD rx7 gear box
« on: June 13, 2017, 06:52:58 AM »
Great condition gear box. Complete with a BM short shifter, brand new clutch slave cylinder, new clutch release bearing, new clutch release fork all which I bought years ago from clive
£400 for the lot, can split it up if you just want certain bits etc, offers welcome

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RX-8's / Tyres
« on: April 28, 2017, 12:58:55 PM »
Car has passed the MOT WITH FLYING COLOURS, just advisories on the front tyres so going to replace the worn ditch finders for something decent.

For the life in me I can't remember what tyres clive advised, I think maybe some Falkens. Or seeing as though I'm getting a new family car soon do it get something stickier than a good road tyre?

I'm thinking 245/40/18s 20mm wider than stock should be good.

Budget about £100 per tyre.


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Items For Sale / Twin plate clutch and counter weight
« on: March 01, 2017, 06:21:38 PM »
HKS GD clutch.

Auto counter weight

No need for a push pull converter.

£500 plus delivery or you can pick it up.


Bought he clutch a while ago for my Rx4 project but that's gone now so no need for this.

It is used but the car it came off was running a PP 13B turbo setup and had no slip issues

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Parts for sale / Haltech E11v2
« on: February 11, 2017, 05:01:03 PM »
Ecu comes with complete harness. Plus a separate harness that need pinning in so that AEM smart could can be connected straight too it, one coil per spark plug etc

The ignition harness cost me £125 to be made.

Pics of harness will be on 2moro.

£400 delivered.

Much better ecu than apexi. More features etc

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Cars for Sale / Rx8 231 Bridgeport for sale
« on: February 04, 2017, 06:12:12 PM »
Rx8  £2500
Eibach spacers front 25mm, 20mm rear.
Eibach lowering springs on front
Rear spring not fitted but come with the car, I just haven't had the time too fit them.

Think Iv done about 10,000 miles since rebuild by Hayward rotary. Just need to get the receipt/warranty out and take a picture

I shall get some new photos of it 2moro.

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Stock rx8 ride height
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:11:12 PM »
Could some with a tape measure and stick rx8 at there disposal please measure how far it is from the floor too the top of the front arch please. Inches, cm, mm, furlongs, leagues, which ever measurement is easiest for you is fine much thanks

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / What's this for??
« on: June 14, 2016, 09:54:53 PM »

On the back of the passenger seat???

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As the thread title are they the same?? I have a twin plate clutch sat doing nothing and just want to make sure I don't go selling it for any reason when I can use it

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At the moment this is a road car and will be that until it's been modified beyond comfy road driving.

Ultimately the car will end up stripped out, caged, turbod, and for track days, sprinting hillclimbing, but not track racing as that's waaaay too expensive.

Car before i just had the wheels painted black which makes it look so much better!

Car has spacers front and rear to make it look better as the wheels stock don't fit right at all.

Looking so much better with black wheels.

The ride height is something that's always annoyed me, way to high so Iv got a set of Eibach lowering springs coming from Mazda rotary parts in about two weeks as they're on back order but I can wait.

Just waiting on some prices to come back for some falken tyres, recomended by Clive which are a great road tyre from what he says, I don't want semi slicks as like I said this is a road car.

Going for a 245/40/18, pretty much standard  for what rx8 guys do??

Mods I'm going to do;
Arbs (racing beat ones)

Service items;
Gear box oil
Diff oil

Clutch sounds a bit noisy, I have done 9,000 miles since it was rebuilt and had a lot of 9500 rpm pulls in many gears, and I think it's been in from original purchase. Not getting an aftermarket one, going to put a standard friction plate in.

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General Technical / Rx8 tyres
« on: May 21, 2016, 05:26:58 PM »
Found this, what are people opinions? Getting some brand new tyres, decided too not sell my car so buying some new boots to go on the fresh rims.

Hoping to go for a 245/40/18 but extra rubber always helps.

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General Technical / When your wheels are crap PAINT THEM!
« on: May 14, 2016, 08:17:05 PM »
Start by sanding then

Then etch prime them

Then wait....

More soon.

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RX-8's / Rx8 change of plugs
« on: April 30, 2016, 07:12:50 PM »
Well o decided it was time to change the plugs on the rx8, also gives me an excuse too look at how they look on the tips because it can tell you how your engine is running, whether it lean or rich or just right.

My car is running the stock ecu and has self learnt with the bridge porting my engine has with no need for silly remapping etc

Anyway pictures speak for themselves so here they are. These plugs have done 8,000 miles btw and the engine has never flooded even though some of my journeys are 2mins down the road too the shops.

Now you can have all the gauges in the world, egts, AFRs lambda etc but this is the simplest form of checking your engines running good, whether it's a road car or race car(whichever form of racing you do)

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General Technical / Porting templates and extending them
« on: January 22, 2016, 05:01:58 PM »
So i ordered myself a set of racing beat beat monster port templates to have a go at it myself as a hobby/learning something new.

Iv got a set of knackered of knackered plates to have a go on so will hopefully get round too butchering those up soon enough.

I have also got my street port template from when my dad ported my FD many moons ago. Now the template was from racing beat also, their street port, however when we got them they didn't really port as much as we were expecting so after talks with Carl my dad made the street port template HUGE, the only way ports should be BTW, from Carl's guidance over the phone. My dad is very good at porting as has spent most of his life porting and tuning 2strokes so...

Here's a few pics, the monster port, our enhanced street port and then the two together so you can see just how much further we ported the street port in my FD.

Obviously with the monster port it has an extra port and a bridge derr so therefore is actually big, but imagine how big the monster port will be if we extend it too the size of the street port, PLUS extended cutting of the port into the rotor housing, I have a couple of these laying around which a knackered also ready for butchering

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Jay Leno. And an rx3
« on: August 24, 2015, 09:55:49 AM »

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