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Cars by Model Type => 3rd generation RX-7's => Topic started by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 02:34:11 PM

Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 02:34:11 PM
Hi everyone!!

Here are som photos of a Norwegian FD build in progress..:)



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0274.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0272.jpg)


Let me now what u think..:WaveBye
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on November 18, 2007, 02:36:28 PM
FOOK ME thats wide lol, what kits that bud? looking good :D, any rear pics?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 02:47:25 PM
It`s a Burnout kit from Shine auto..
Sorry no rear pics at the time, next time...;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 04:06:31 PM
Here are some engine pics..

The engine is a PP with a GT4202R turbine..

The engine is buildt by  Green Brother Racing in NZ..

And uses a 2 piece excenter shaft..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/New%20Zealand/DSC03282.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/New%20Zealand/DSC03278.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Mazda/Engineparts.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/DSC03174.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/DSC03168.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Fish on November 18, 2007, 04:12:51 PM
Feck me those a large ports. ;)

Fish
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on November 18, 2007, 04:14:22 PM
thats guna be loud :yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 04:14:25 PM
Going for around 700 bhp..

This is going to be very loud.. lol

Have to use 5" tubing back to where the mid pipe starts and 4" the rest, just to get the back pressure down..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on November 18, 2007, 04:34:11 PM
it still amazes me how small a 13b engine is
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 04:42:28 PM
They are very small, but heavy...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Fats on November 18, 2007, 04:44:23 PM
Dear god. Take it money\'s not an issue then Lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 04:58:00 PM
Quote from: Fats
Dear god. Take it money\'s not an issue then Lol



I`m not rich or anything if that`s what you meen...:3Confused

But all my cash are going in to building the car...:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on November 18, 2007, 05:26:46 PM
WOW, nice lump you have there.....2 piece eccentric shaft....what benefit does that give you ??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 05:28:52 PM
Quote from: Red and Single
WOW, nice lump you have there.....2 piece eccentric shaft....what benefit does that give you ??



It won`t flex at high boost and rpm..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on November 18, 2007, 05:35:23 PM
Awesome, how many rpm do you plan to run ??

What turbo will you be using ??

And at what boost ??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 05:53:15 PM
Quote from: Red and Single
Awesome, how many rpm do you plan to run ??

What turbo will you be using ??

And at what boost ??



The rpm I can`t say, befor I`ve hade the car on the dyno..
But around 10 000-12 000rpm..

The turbo is a Garret GT4202R, with boost around 30psi..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: LRP on November 18, 2007, 06:14:01 PM
looks a very nice project , good to see it finished and here it
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rixio on November 18, 2007, 06:23:51 PM
Looks Great!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Lum on November 18, 2007, 07:43:06 PM
Good lord!! That certainly ain\'t gonna be shy is it!
Good work!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 07:55:45 PM
Thanx everyone:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: travellinbob on November 18, 2007, 08:03:42 PM
That looks the business to me!!!!!! some serioius investment not only in monetary values but also in the design process. Excellent oto see and I wish you all the best with it. 700hp should surely give you the highest hp of a mazda powered car in europe too.
   Can I ask why you sourced the motor from nz?
  cheers, michael.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 08:10:23 PM
Quote from: travellinbob
That looks the business to me!!!!!! some serioius investment not only in monetary values but also in the design process. Excellent oto see and I wish you all the best with it. 700hp should surely give you the highest hp of a mazda powered car in europe too.
   Can I ask why you sourced the motor from nz?
  cheers, michael.


Thanx alot...:Thumbs-up

First I just ordered the PP housings form NZ than I ordered the 2 piece eccenter shaft..
And then I just got the hole engine buildt in NZ, because there are nobody here in Norway that builds high power rotary engines..
Or that high power rotarys...:rolleyes:
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kash_ on November 18, 2007, 08:11:27 PM
that is looking awesome, well done!!!!! keep us updated on the build and when she\'s running...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 08:14:01 PM
Quote from: Kash_
that is looking awesome, well done!!!!! keep us updated on the build and when she\'s running...



Thanx..:Thumbs-up

Will do, but there is a long way left before she`s running..

I have problems getting som part`s for here..:(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 09:05:58 PM
Here are some more pic as asked for...:Thumbs-up


Here are the seats that are going in to the car

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Picture018small.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Picture016small.jpg)


Here are the old engine and the clutch that I`m going to re use on next engine.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29112006036.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29112006035.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29112006035.jpg)


Some more pic of the cage during build.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%20Rx7/19092007016.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%20Rx7/19092007017.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1377.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1378.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1376.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1375.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1373.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Bur%202/img_1370.jpg)


Here are som more pic of how the car is today.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0272.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0273.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0274.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0275.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0276.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0277.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0278.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0279.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0280.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0281.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0282.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0283.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0284.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0285.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0286.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20November%202007/CIMG0287.jpg)





As you can se on the pics the cage is a tight fit..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 11:09:35 PM
Anyone now how much Lexan windows all round would set my back?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on November 18, 2007, 11:20:50 PM
Rotary art do the lexen windows mate....... You gona have this beast on the road ready for rotorstock next year mate???

Jono

P.S loving the car mate!! top notch work!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 11:27:31 PM
Quote from: Jono FD3
Rotary art do the lexen windows mate....... You gona have this beast on the road ready for rotorstock next year mate???

Jono

P.S loving the car mate!! top notch work!



Thanx:Thumbs-up

Rotorstock? never heard of that, but I`m from Norway so maybe that`S why...:rollin

But I will try to have it done next summer yes..;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Mazdarotaryparts on November 18, 2007, 11:37:49 PM
Quote from: vest_racing
Anyone now how much Lexan windows all round would set my back?


Hi and thankyou for the pictures, please keep them coming as you build the car.

We can supply Lexan windows for the following prices plus tax and shipping

Rear screen 3mm or 4 mm 3144 Kroner (£280)

Front screen 5mm with special hard coating 3368 Kroner (£320)

Side windows 4mm 786 Kroner (£70)

Hope this helps
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 11:41:16 PM
Quote from: Mazdarotaryparts
Hi and thankyou for the pictures, please keep them coming as you build the car.

We can supply Lexan windows for the following prices plus tax and shipping

Rear screen 3mm or 4 mm 3144 Kroner (£280)

Front screen 5mm with special hard coating 3368 Kroner (£320)

Side windows 4mm 786 Kroner (£70)

Hope this helps


Thanx mate:Thumbs-up

I will send you a email tomorrow, have som other things I want to ask you.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: m4drx on November 18, 2007, 11:56:13 PM
Omg

:d

.............
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2007, 11:58:36 PM
Quote from: m4drx
Omg

:d

.............



:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: m4drx on November 18, 2007, 11:59:59 PM
Quote from: vest_racing
:Thumbsup!


bit lost for words with that, but amazing work fella!

:chat :chat :chat
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: gvandergaast on November 19, 2007, 12:25:39 AM
dunno... But you\'re gonna need it to offset that rollcage! That frame will out tow a hummer I bet!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 19, 2007, 01:07:17 AM
Quote from: gvandergaast
dunno... But you\'re gonna need it to offset that rollcage! That frame will out tow a hummer I bet!



Have to make som measurments in the front, so the wheels dont hit the tubing..

I think I`ll make a fake wheel of some wood..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Aikio on November 19, 2007, 02:25:34 AM
Hehe... can\'t wait to see it next summer, and hopefully join you for some laps on rudskogen raceway... If you\'re planning on going to rotorstock then I might join you..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 19, 2007, 10:30:40 AM
Quote from: Aikio
Hehe... can\'t wait to see it next summer, and hopefully join you for some laps on rudskogen raceway... If you\'re planning on going to rotorstock then I might join you..



Rudskog next year...:Thumbsup!

It would be fun to go to Rotorstock too, but can`t say yes og no right now..
Have to get the car done first...;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Paul1982 on November 19, 2007, 11:08:10 AM
Looks like this car is going to be on everyones \'one to watch list\'
 
Very nice.!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 19, 2007, 12:22:07 PM
Quote from: Paul1982
Looks like this car is going to be on everyones \'one to watch list\'
 
Very nice.!!!




Thanx mate.:Thumbs-up

The one to watch would be nice...:Thumbs-up
Then I might get some sponsors on the next project..:Laugh
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on November 20, 2007, 06:05:15 PM
amazing, awaits at the laptop for more updates (F5 refresh F5 refresh lol)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ada7 on November 20, 2007, 06:30:03 PM
Looks an amazing project mate. Keep the pictures coming.
I think (but could be very wrong) that one of the guys on here (McCathy i believe) was planning to do a smilar engine as you. But i think he\'s concentrting on other areas first. Look frward to what comes next :D

Adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: prince_of_tokyo on November 20, 2007, 09:47:43 PM
sorry guys, but when you say large ports what exactly are you looking at? what and where are the ports? thanks
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ricco_04 on November 20, 2007, 09:52:57 PM
One word : WOW!

(ports are on page 1)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mjwebb48 on November 21, 2007, 11:28:58 AM
Cool project my man. Should put this up on dragworx.com they love this shizzle!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 21, 2007, 12:16:18 PM
Thanx for all the positiv come back...:Thumbs-up

I`ve just been in the garage and done some work to the car, will post pics in a few minutes..

Just have to upload them first...:rolleyes:
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 21, 2007, 12:38:27 PM
Here are some pic for u guys...:rollin

Have made som brakets for the seat and steering...

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0290.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0291.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0292.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0293.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0294.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0295.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0296.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0297.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0301.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0302.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0298.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0304.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0303.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0305.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0306.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0307.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0308.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20November%202007/CIMG0309.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: banned advertiser on November 23, 2007, 11:27:45 PM
Quote from: Jono FD3
Rotary art do the lexen windows mate....... You gona have this beast on the road ready for rotorstock next year mate???

Jono

P.S loving the car mate!! top notch work!


We have a new stock coming in next week.

If have several options
Complete kit, rear screen, and both side windows £440
Rear hatch only £275
Side windows (pair) £215
These can also be bought seperately so if you damage on or only want one for what ever reason we will split the pair £120. No one else I know will split you would have to buy sets.
Immediate delivery.

http://www.rotaryart.uk.com/acatalog/Xtreme_Lexan.html
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 25, 2007, 04:43:16 PM
Anyone now where I can buy AP Racing pedalboxes?
Need one in my car:chat :driving
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 28, 2007, 09:33:35 PM
Just got a new workshop...:Thumbsup!

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/CIMG0332.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/CIMG0331.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/CIMG0330.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/CIMG0329.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/CIMG0328.jpg)



Here are som piccys of the rear..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0342.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0341.jpg)


Plasma cutter is a good thing..:D

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0344.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0345.jpg)


Here are something I will weld in to the firewall to block som holes..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0343.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0347.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0346.jpg)


Also cut out in the back for box that will hold, the fuelcell and the feed fuel pump..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0350.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0349.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20Desember%202007/CIMG0348.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: shaunwil on December 28, 2007, 10:43:00 PM
Wow, some serious work done. Loving the workshop space too :D

Keep the pics coming :D

Shaun
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kieron on December 29, 2007, 09:18:18 AM
That looks nuts!!! Love it :cheers

Steering wheel is on the wrong side though :Hammer :rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 29, 2007, 09:22:11 AM
Quote from: Kieron
That looks nuts!!! Love it :cheers

Steering wheel is on the wrong side though :Hammer :rollin



It was on the wrong side, now it`s the right side...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: gordo on December 30, 2007, 06:56:37 PM
that is going to be one awesome car when finished. i would love to build something like that. have you picked a colour for the car?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 30, 2007, 07:00:04 PM
Quote from: gordo
that is going to be one awesome car when finished. i would love to build something like that. have you picked a colour for the car?



Thanx..

Don`t no what colour I`m going to use yet..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on December 31, 2007, 11:23:14 AM
Well............black is the fastest colour :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 31, 2007, 05:49:22 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/31%20Desember%202007/CIMG0351.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/31%20Desember%202007/CIMG0352.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/31%20Desember%202007/CIMG0353.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/31%20Desember%202007/CIMG0354.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/31%20Desember%202007/CIMG0355.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 07:39:30 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/14%20Januar%202008/CIMG0363.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/14%20Januar%202008/CIMG0366.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/14%20Januar%202008/CIMG0365.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/14%20Januar%202008/CIMG0364.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 07:40:30 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0375.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0374.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0373.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0372.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0371.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0369.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0368.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/16%20Januar%202008/CIMG0367.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 07:41:26 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0376.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0380.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0386.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0388.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0387.jpg)



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0378.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20Januar%202008/CIMG0379.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: DRAGON on January 17, 2008, 08:23:54 PM
GREAT WORK!!! How are you going to make sure you get the top of the coil-over mount in the correct place?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 08:28:03 PM
Quote from: DRAGON
GREAT WORK!!! How are you going to make sure you get the top of the coil-over mount in the correct place?



Thanx..


Have done some measuring, so I think I will do just fine there..

But don`t now what coilovers I will use in the front..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: TonyC on January 17, 2008, 09:20:55 PM
What will you be attaching the top of the struts to?
What have you done with the cross member? I can see some welding but I\'m not familair enough with the component to be able to tell what has altered without comparing a standard one.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 09:26:49 PM
Quote from: TonyC
What will you be attaching the top of the struts to?
What have you done with the cross member? I can see some welding but I\'m not familair enough with the component to be able to tell what has altered without comparing a standard one.



Hi

The brakets for the struts are not done yet, because I don`t now what struts I will use in the front..

Don`t think I can use the FD struts in the front..
In the rear I will probably use Tein N1..

The cross member was just dented?

Don`t now if that was the right word.. lol

So I have just hammer abit on it.. :cheers
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: TonyC on January 17, 2008, 09:39:11 PM
Dented is the right word :)

You might as well use FD struts, the strut doesn\'t affect geometry on these cars as it is double wishbone - you still have the upper and lower wishbone mounts. They define camber, castor, etc. The strut is just providing damping and springing. You just need to make sure when mounted it is straight and does not bind in compression. The biggest problem you have is that the strut supports the car and when on track will have some very significant loads fed into it - the brackets you put together will need to be very beefy. If not then you run into the potential of the brackets being \'softer\' than the spings. So you may think the suspension is very stiff but the mounting brackets flex before the springs do. That will be undampered movement and the car will feel horrible, and you don\'t want a bracket to fail under load as it\'ll pitch you off track faster than you can say \'arghhh\'.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 09:46:03 PM
Quote from: TonyC
Dented is the right word :)

You might as well use FD struts, the strut doesn\'t affect geometry on these cars as it is double wishbone - you still have the upper and lower wishbone mounts. They define camber, castor, etc. The strut is just providing damping and springing. You just need to make sure when mounted it is straight and does not bind in compression. The biggest problem you have is that the strut supports the car and when on track will have some very significant loads fed into it - the brackets you put together will need to be very beefy. If not then you run into the potential of the brackets being \'softer\' than the spings. So you may think the suspension is very stiff but the mounting brackets flex before the springs do. That will be undampered movement and the car will feel horrible, and you don\'t want a bracket to fail under load as it\'ll pitch you off track faster than you can say \'arghhh\'.




Yes that`s right,
But the FD strut is too long...;)
The strut braket will be straight down from the tubes in the front, and will be welded in to a strut bar, so i don`t think it will de to soft..


But thanx for the feed back..:cheers
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: TonyC on January 17, 2008, 09:59:17 PM
Trouble is you need that strut length, as the upper wishbone is too small to get a spring through, so by fitting a short strut you are artificially limiting suspension travel, and to avoid hitting the bump stops (when the suspension spring rate basically goes to infinity) you will be forced to run much harder springs than are perhaps required.
It\'ll be an interesting problem to solve. What\'s the intended use for the car? racing I presume? In which series?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 17, 2008, 10:09:31 PM
Quote from: TonyC
Trouble is you need that strut length, as the upper wishbone is too small to get a spring through, so by fitting a short strut you are artificially limiting suspension travel, and to avoid hitting the bump stops (when the suspension spring rate basically goes to infinity) you will be forced to run much harder springs than are perhaps required.
It\'ll be an interesting problem to solve. What\'s the intended use for the car? racing I presume? In which series?



The tube frame is copied from a race car in the US..

And this car is going to be used in a time attack serie in  Norway..

And there are restrictions on 40mm in travel in the suspension, so It won`t hit anything..

And the lenght on the strut won`t have anything to say on when the wishbone will hit anything..

If the car is the same ridehight as a normal car the wishbone won`t hit anything..

As long as it placed in the same posision..


I have been in contact with some people that race in the US with the FD, and have to use at least 17Kg/mm in front..

But this is just a pointer, it`s how I drive the car that will deside how stiff the suspension have to be..
And I haven`t tried the car yet, so we have to wait and see..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 18, 2008, 08:46:49 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20Januar%202008/CIMG0357.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 19, 2008, 08:38:19 PM
Update..



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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on January 19, 2008, 09:08:53 PM
now this is what ya call a overhaul
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 19, 2008, 09:14:15 PM
Here are the colour that is going on the car..

Had this colour on a car 10 years ago...:rollin

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/farge/Oransj.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Wombat-007 on January 19, 2008, 09:27:05 PM
Never been a big fan of orange on cars........until now!!! Very very nice, now you\'ve got me thinking of a respray!!! Your rex is going to look the nutz when finished.
Good to see your progress reports, keeps me motivated too
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 19, 2008, 09:34:17 PM
Quote from: Wombat-007
Never been a big fan of orange on cars........until now!!! Very very nice, now you\'ve got me thinking of a respray!!! Your rex is going to look the nutz when finished.
Good to see your progress reports, keeps me motivated too



Thanx..


There will be no more updates for a while..
Going away to work tomorrow, 12 days and the updates will be back..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 20, 2008, 12:01:27 PM
Hade to try out some wheels I hade laying around..:rollin

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/20%20Januar%202008/CIMG0431.jpg)

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on January 20, 2008, 02:10:44 PM
mmmmmmmmmmm, please say they will fit!!!! That thing is going to be insain mate!!

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on January 20, 2008, 02:16:24 PM
Quote from: Jono FD3
mmmmmmmmmmm, please say they will fit!!!! That thing is going to be insain mate!!

Jono




Thanx..:Thumbs-up

The wheels have another bolt pattern..:rolleyes:

But think I will go for the 16" wheels and not 18 or 19"..

Looks sweet with those wheels...:Laugh
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on January 20, 2008, 05:29:13 PM
Quote from: vest_racing
Here are the colour that is going on the car..

Had this colour on a car 10 years ago...:rollin

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/farge/Oransj.jpg)


thats a nice kit, any1 got more pics of it? lol

awsome progress so far bud, i hoping to do a similar project starting with just a shell in the summer, doubt it`ll be anywhere near your level but im quite handy with bodywork :P

.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20Februar%202008/CIMG0447.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on February 04, 2008, 06:34:48 PM
looks spot on that mate! coming along very nice!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2008, 06:44:52 PM
Quote from: ENVYD
looks spot on that mate! coming along very nice!



Thanx..:Thumbs-up

Will do some more work tomorrow..

I will get some new delrin bushings later this week, hope i can get them fitted befor I have to go to work again..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: SupraZed on February 04, 2008, 07:31:31 PM
The extent of this work is astonishing, it\'s like watching an episode of Overhaulin\' on Discovery Turbo, it\'s mind boggling the kind of work they do.
Keep the pics coming. :Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2008, 07:36:41 PM
Quote from: SupraZed
The extent of this work is astonishing, it\'s like watching an episode of Overhaulin\' on Discovery Turbo, it\'s mind boggling the kind of work they do.
Keep the pics coming. :Thumbsup!


Thanx.:Thumbs-up

The pics will come if u guys wan`t them to come...:bandit
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 04, 2008, 08:21:27 PM
oh yes please keep them coming
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Joeh on February 04, 2008, 09:26:44 PM
Lol where do you put the suspension?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2008, 09:30:54 PM
Quote from: Joeh
Lol where do you put the suspension?



That`s a secret...:D

I`m looking for coilovers to use in front, and have to get them before I can weld the brakets..

Was thinking of going with Olhins in front..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Joeh on February 04, 2008, 09:44:01 PM
:O thats a good choice, but with that much power, I would suggest a very solid setup :) (less power loss on acceleration during drag? ;) )
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2008, 09:47:02 PM
Quote from: Joeh
:O thats a good choice, but with that much power, I would suggest a very solid setup :) (less power loss on acceleration during drag? ;) )



This is a track car not a dragster...:D

Spring rates around 1000 lb/in (~18 Kg/mm) in front, and about 800 lb/in (~14 Kg/mm) in the rear.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 05, 2008, 04:01:10 PM
Today`s work, so far that is...:King :rolleyes:


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20Februar%202008/CIMG0451.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Joeh on February 05, 2008, 07:00:43 PM
Tracking 600hp? You\'ve got unlimited tires? Lol. Life insurance :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Joeh on February 05, 2008, 07:01:48 PM
Wait, no... 700hp.!  I couldn\'t imagine the premium on the insurance :P
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 05, 2008, 07:03:35 PM
Don`t have a insurance on a track car...:D

This will not be driven on the street`s...;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Joeh on February 05, 2008, 09:59:17 PM
I ment life insurance :P
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 05, 2008, 10:02:18 PM
Quote from: Joeh
I ment life insurance :P


What`s life insurance?...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 05, 2008, 10:28:33 PM
Finally photobucket is up and running again..

Here are the rest of the pics from today`s work..;)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20Februar%202008/CIMG0463.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ashc on February 05, 2008, 10:48:46 PM
awesome, seeing this story unfold! top marks!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on February 06, 2008, 08:49:22 AM
Great Thread :D :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 09:46:54 AM
Thanx guys.. :Thumbs-up


Going down to the garage again now...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on February 06, 2008, 01:48:08 PM
Great work fella, I know how much effort this takes as I\'m doing similar myself - keep it up! :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: jammy_uv on February 06, 2008, 01:56:43 PM
wow....r u just using it for drag? cnt see it being used on regular road or circuit. any other fast rex in norway? competition wise?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 02:13:00 PM
It`s going to be just on circuit..
Don`t like the Drag, is too boring.. :D

There are some Rex that are been built here in Norway at the time..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 02:31:12 PM
Quote from: Initial-D
Great work fella, I know how much effort this takes as I\'m doing similar myself - keep it up! :D



Thanx..

It`s very much work, too much at times...:Giggle

To bad that I have to be a member to se the project forum...:2Mad

Don`t think it would help me much to pay the membership in the UK.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 06:33:12 PM
Update!!!


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20Februar%202008/CIMG0470.jpg)
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on February 06, 2008, 07:01:43 PM
Wow im loving this thread :) your doing great bud... what are u using to remove all the paint? is this to reduce a bit more weight lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 07:05:48 PM
Quote from: interloper393
Wow im loving this thread :) your doing great bud... what are u using to remove all the paint? is this to reduce a bit more weight lol



Thanx..


No it`s not for weight saving,,, :D

It`s just for getting the old sound damping plates away..
So now i have to do some welding, the paint for inside the car is orderd..

Hope the paint will come on friday..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Fish on February 06, 2008, 08:46:28 PM
Have you not thought about replacing the bushes whilst cleaning the suspension parts?

Fish
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 06, 2008, 08:51:02 PM
Quote from: Fish
Have you not thought about replacing the bushes whilst cleaning the suspension parts?

Fish



The bushes will be replaced..
Have a sett of Delrin bushes made, just waiting for them to pop in to my mailbox..:chat
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 07, 2008, 04:32:05 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0485.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0486.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0487.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0488.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0489.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0490.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0491.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0492.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0493.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0494.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20Februar%202008/CIMG0495.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 08, 2008, 07:45:56 PM
Had to make new mounts for the seats to day..
Was planing on spraying it with epoxy primer today, but i have one more seat mount to make..





(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20Ferbruar%202008/CIMG0503.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20Ferbruar%202008/CIMG0502.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Gord-R on February 17, 2008, 04:44:11 PM
Nice project! What sort of weight are you aiming at?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on February 17, 2008, 05:07:57 PM
i reckon it`ll be around 1100kg without going the carbon fiber doors/boot/wings ect? your really inspiring me to start my project lol..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 17, 2008, 05:27:40 PM
doing a grand job with a nice rate of improvement
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 24, 2008, 06:50:39 PM
Some pics..


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0523.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0524.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0525.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0526.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0527.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20Februar/CIMG0528.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Fish on February 24, 2008, 07:19:01 PM
Wont miss this thing on track. ;)

Fish
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on February 24, 2008, 07:23:16 PM
very nice :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on February 24, 2008, 07:24:11 PM
looking good, reminds me of AtomicRex
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on February 24, 2008, 07:26:46 PM
wow thats very ummm ORANGE!! hehe looking good as always.. what engine are u going to be running in this?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 24, 2008, 07:30:54 PM
Quote from: interloper393
wow thats very ummm ORANGE!! hehe looking good as always.. what engine are u going to be running in this?



Thanx everyone...:Thumbsup!


The engine will be an 700Hp PP engine with a GT4202R turbo.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on February 24, 2008, 07:56:50 PM
I\'ve always wondered why these race fd\'s are painted unusually bright colours. TonyC, john aka atomic rex and your\'s. It\'s so the person infront on the track will see it in their rear view mirror and GET THE F@{K OUT THE WAY!

Great project. This forum is somewhat lacking in projects lately.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 24, 2008, 08:01:07 PM
Quote from: RobbieRX-7
I\'ve always wondered why these race fd\'s are painted unusually bright colours. TonyC, john aka atomic rex and your\'s. It\'s so the person infront on the track will see it in their rear view mirror and GET THE F@{K OUT THE WAY!

Great project. This forum is somewhat lacking in projects lately.



LOL!!

Thanx..


The colour says be aware!!  :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Nik da Greek on February 24, 2008, 08:05:41 PM
You know when you\'ve been Tangoed! :D
 
Looking tough as girders, though!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 24, 2008, 08:56:11 PM
oh i am liking this thread!!!!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: shaunwil on February 24, 2008, 10:25:46 PM
looks fab ! You will need a tinted sun visor just to drive the car :D

Shaun
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 27, 2008, 09:28:01 PM
Thanx guys...:Santa


Here are some new piccys..

Got the delrin bushings in..:chat

I will not paint the suspension arms because they will be gone after the summer..:p

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0531.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0529.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0530.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0532.jpg)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0533.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0534.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0535.jpg)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0536.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0537.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0538.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0539.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20Februar%202008/CIMG0540.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 27, 2008, 10:38:43 PM
looking really good
i got htose bushes too. how did you find it fitting them?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 27, 2008, 10:43:42 PM
Quote from: Draco
looking really good
i got htose bushes too. how did you find it fitting them?



They where very easy to fit, but I got them from a guy here in Norway..

He made some set`s to some club members on the Mazda forum here i Norway..

Paid 200 dollars less then the one in US...:Thumbsup!

The worst was to get the old bushings out..:(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on February 27, 2008, 10:56:35 PM
200 american dollars?? so how much were they?? sounds like a great price
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 27, 2008, 11:11:28 PM
Quote from: karl_tate
200 american dollars?? so how much were they?? sounds like a great price


Think I paid around 370 US dollar inc shipping...:chat

It was a great deal and great work on the bushings..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 28, 2008, 12:22:44 AM
that is a bargin!!!
got to fit mine. did you get the diff bushes aswell. not sure if I will fit mine as not really advised unless (bushes nakard or you like hte rally car sound lol )
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Bobbit on February 28, 2008, 12:41:12 AM
This tread is amazing, your work is very impressive! Keep up the great work bud
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 28, 2008, 08:18:46 AM
Quote from: Draco
that is a bargin!!!
got to fit mine. did you get the diff bushes aswell. not sure if I will fit mine as not really advised unless (bushes nakard or you like hte rally car sound lol )




Yes I have the diff bushes to..:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 28, 2008, 08:21:17 AM
Quote from: Bobbit
This tread is amazing, your work is very impressive! Keep up the great work bud



Thanx...;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jimjitsu on February 28, 2008, 09:52:43 AM
well when you finish COME DO THE SAME TO MINE:rollin very nice work matey :Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 28, 2008, 11:09:57 AM
Quote from: Jimjitsu
well when you finish COME DO THE SAME TO MINE:rollin very nice work matey :Thumbs-up
¨


If u pay I will build...:Laugh
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 29, 2008, 09:08:03 PM
Got my new welding machine today..:Giggle

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0545.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0546.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0547.jpg)



Here are some piccys of what I`ve been doing on the car:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0541.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0542.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0543.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0544.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0548.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0549.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0550.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0551.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0552.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0553.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0554.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Februar%202008/CIMG0555.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 29, 2008, 09:20:52 PM
ahhh yet more progress
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on February 29, 2008, 09:21:55 PM
looks spot on that mate! how much did that welder cost it is a MIG/MAG welder isnt it?
 
steven
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 29, 2008, 09:24:52 PM
Quote from: ENVYD
looks spot on that mate! how much did that welder cost it is a mig welder isnt it?
 
steven



Yes it`s a mig welder, I have a Tig welder and a plasma cutter too...:D

The mig welder cost around 2500 GBP..

But I paid half of that...:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on February 29, 2008, 09:27:13 PM
lol not bad. lucky for some :P
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 29, 2008, 09:35:41 PM
But still looking for some suspension upgrads, never got a price from the one I found...:(

So If anyone now of any, let me now...:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: gyles18 on March 01, 2008, 02:45:29 PM
sweet project mate!

if only i had the same kind of space and time lol....... parents would not be happy with a project like this going on in there garage :Nono! :rollin

keep the pics coming!

oh yeah love the colour too! loud and proud!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 01, 2008, 07:44:14 PM
Thanx mate..:Thumbs-up

I tried to make some brakets for the front suspension, but I`ll try to order them..


These are ok..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20Mars%202008/CIMG0556.jpg)

But have to try to find brakets to weld on, where the coilovers is going to bolt on..

So if anyone no where to get something like that please tell me...:D

These are scrap:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20Mars%202008/CIMG0557.jpg)



Also welded in the back of the car, where the fuelcell will be mounted..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20Mars%202008/CIMG0558.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20Mars%202008/CIMG0559.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20Mars%202008/CIMG0560.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 02, 2008, 10:25:23 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Mars%202008/CIMG0564.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Mars%202008/CIMG0563.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Mars%202008/CIMG0562.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Mars%202008/CIMG0561.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: PSI on March 02, 2008, 10:24:02 PM
Hi Lars, cars looking good, I like the colour!
Just checking that you got my email about the manifold?
Richard
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 02, 2008, 10:29:59 PM
Quote from: PSI
Hi Lars, cars looking good, I like the colour!
Just checking that you got my email about the manifold?
Richard



Hi..

Thanx..

Yes got the email, forgot to replay...

Send u a replay asap..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: monkey-fd3s on March 03, 2008, 12:26:19 AM
Have you tried http://www.chassisshop.com for the brackets?

Good work by the way :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 03, 2008, 07:27:55 AM
Quote from: monkey-fd3s
Have you tried http://www.chassisshop.com for the brackets?

Good work by the way :)



Thanx..

And thanx for the Link, they have what I`m looking for..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 29, 2008, 11:07:15 PM
Sorry that theres been no updates..

But it`s been a standstill on the project.

Waiting for 2 Aeromotive A1000 fuel pumps and a Tial 60mm wastegate..
I will probably order fuel lines an fuelcell next week..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on March 30, 2008, 01:21:37 PM
shame its at a standstill mate has been coming along nice and fast so far!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 30, 2008, 01:51:02 PM
Will do some work on the car today.

Will put the tranny,diff, drive shafts and the hubs in the rear on to the car today..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: r08mky on March 30, 2008, 04:03:58 PM
wow, what a little project you\'v got going on here.  Wish i had the knowledge, space, tools and the balls to do something like this


best of luck
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 30, 2008, 05:20:04 PM
Quote from: r08mky
wow, what a little project you\'v got going on here.  Wish i had the knowledge, space, tools and the balls to do something like this


best of luck



Thanx mate..:driving
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ds2000 on March 30, 2008, 06:18:05 PM
Stunning thread :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 30, 2008, 11:25:33 PM
Quote from: ds2000
Stunning thread :D



Thanx mate..:Thumbs-up


Did some work today..

But my camera don`t work anymore...:eek
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 31, 2008, 12:56:48 AM
Just borrowed a camera...:Giggle


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300253.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300254.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300255.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300258.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300256.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mars%202008/S6300257.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: hammy on March 31, 2008, 10:26:03 AM
great build up this, cant wait to see it all come together!
 
keep up the good work!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on March 31, 2008, 10:55:03 AM
mate you should paint or shine up your diff casing aswell since your sepnding so much time and money on it anyways! little parts like that would finish it off i think.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 31, 2008, 11:00:06 AM
Quote from: hammy
great build up this, cant wait to see it all come together!
 
keep up the good work!



Thanx mate:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 31, 2008, 11:01:43 AM
Quote from: ENVYD
mate you should paint or shine up your diff casing aswell since your sepnding so much time and money on it anyways! little parts like that would finish it off i think.



I will take the diff off again, because I`m going change it to a kaaz..

So it will get a shine up then..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 06:27:22 PM
Just ordered some parts from summit racing today, so I can move on with the project...:Tongue1

Fuel pumps for the big hp..:Laugh

1 Dragrace pump to feed the swirlpot..
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/aei-11202.jpg)

2 A1000 pumps to feed the 4 1600cc injectors..
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/aei-11101_w.jpg)

1 Fuel cell 15 gallons, approx 45L..
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/sum-293210_w.jpg)

1 Pedal set..
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/wil-340-3950_cp.jpg)

1 Tial 60mm wastegate to hold the turbo pressure at 30psi..
It black the one i have ordered.
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/TIL-WGT-020_450.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/summit/TIL-WGT-020_450-2.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: travellinbob on April 01, 2008, 06:44:08 PM
ooooooooooooh nice stuff. has to be the build of the year so far this car.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on April 01, 2008, 06:56:45 PM
your going to be running 30psi?? :eek: :eek: :D
 
some good quality parts there. awaits for the next update :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on April 01, 2008, 06:56:50 PM
double post
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 07:10:42 PM
Quote from: travellinbob
ooooooooooooh nice stuff. has to be the build of the year so far this car.




Thanx alot mate..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 07:12:51 PM
Quote from: karl_tate
your going to be running 30psi?? :eek: :eek: :D
 
some good quality parts there. awaits for the next update :D




Yes will run 30psi++ :burnout


Where can I get a Big intercooler in the UK?
Could just trie to get one custom built..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on April 01, 2008, 07:23:46 PM
have you tried one of the vendors on here although i would just look on ebay.
 
so what kind of power are you expecting at that boost level and what kind of engine spec/turbo are you going to be using??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 07:27:30 PM
Quote from: karl_tate
have you tried one of the vendors on here although i would just look on ebay.
 
so what kind of power are you expecting at that boost level and what kind of engine spec/turbo are you going to be using??



The engine is a PP engine with a 2 piece e-shaft..
Custom intake and exhaust manifold..
5" exhaust from turbo and back..
And a GT4202R turbo a/r .91 or 1.01, not sure yet..

And a huge intercooler..

This will run on race gas..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: DRAGON on April 01, 2008, 08:27:43 PM
What are you actually using this car for?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Timmy on April 01, 2008, 08:30:59 PM
Quote from: DRAGON
What are you actually using this car for?

Landspeed record???
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Aikio on April 01, 2008, 08:42:56 PM
He\'s going to be using it for racing. Or just having fun on the track, but it\'s a timeattack car, not drag or drift...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
Aikio is right, going to use it for Racing here in Norway..

And just for fun..:D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 01, 2008, 08:55:43 PM
Quote from: Timmy
Landspeed record???



:Giggle  :rollin  :Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 04, 2008, 02:18:01 PM
Got some parts from 034 Motorsport today...:cool

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/034%20Motorsport/S6300259.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/034%20Motorsport/S6300260.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/034%20Motorsport/S6300261.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 04, 2008, 10:05:04 PM
Here are som piccys of how it looks right now..

Will do some work tomorrow I think..:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300267.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300266.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300262.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300265.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300264.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20April%202008/S6300263.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: JohnP on June 09, 2008, 10:18:19 PM
wudnt wanna be holding the chequered flag when this thing goes by! it\'ll suck you straight in!
 
can i just say, amazing project.  I\'m going to go torch my rx7 now, in a fit of rage and as a ritual sacrifice towards a greater machine.. yours.
 
great work
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: francovel3 on June 10, 2008, 07:33:53 PM
This is the best rex ive seen so far!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: turbo boy on June 10, 2008, 08:06:53 PM
What a cool fd! Bring it to the uk for our timeattack and show them evos what an fd can do!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 10, 2008, 09:29:44 PM
Thanx..:wave


There will be an update on the project as soon as I get home from work...:)

Got a mail from NZ last week:

We now have the quickest n/a 2 rotor in NZ, and 2nd quickest in Australasia as far as I can tell. Its a car we built from scratch for a customer recently and runs a 13B PP and a very basic setup. It will make more power and run quicker next season.

Little teaser...:chat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB5bVvcpUbQ
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on June 10, 2008, 09:37:08 PM
thats mint that mate! i want my grans 323 to be like that.
 
woohoo another update :D will be good to see whats happend in the last month or so!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 11, 2008, 09:34:52 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;507185
thats mint that mate! i want my grans 323 to be like that.
 
woohoo another update :D will be good to see whats happend in the last month or so!




Sorry to say but there`s not happend to much..:Nono!

Been tuning my daily driven car, an Audi S4 Revo..
But have got some new parts for the mazda.:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on June 17, 2008, 06:57:38 PM
I am loving the project and very kean to see the end result! Like the choice of kit too!! I have a project in this section too if you haven\'t already seen it? I ma wishing I hadn\'t got rid of my spare shell now! Although If another comes up I keep toying with building a track car! Can you tell me what you cleaned up the suspension bits with?? Did you use a scotchbrite pad on a die grinder or is it wire brushed using a die grinder? Makes a mega difference! and I appreciate the attention to detail! Just got to try and keep it all clean now!
Keep up the good work. Interested to know more about the engine spec to. I am new to rotaries so I am not familiar with the differences with all the generations of engine and what\'s different to the PP? I will have to search the threads!

Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 19, 2008, 11:24:18 AM
Quote from: leeroy_25;509425
I am loving the project and very kean to see the end result! Like the choice of kit too!! I have a project in this section too if you haven\'t already seen it? I ma wishing I hadn\'t got rid of my spare shell now! Although If another comes up I keep toying with building a track car! Can you tell me what you cleaned up the suspension bits with?? Did you use a scotchbrite pad on a die grinder or is it wire brushed using a die grinder? Makes a mega difference! and I appreciate the attention to detail! Just got to try and keep it all clean now!
Keep up the good work. Interested to know more about the engine spec to. I am new to rotaries so I am not familiar with the differences with all the generations of engine and what\'s different to the PP? I will have to search the threads!

Lee




Hi thanx Lee..:wave

I used a die grinder on a die grinder.. Didnt take much time to do it..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: logicalChimp on June 19, 2008, 12:02:01 PM
Quote from: leeroy_25;509425
...Interested to know more about the engine spec to. I am new to rotaries so I am not familiar with the differences with all the generations of engine and what\'s different to the PP?...

I can\'t swear to this, but i\'m fairly sure that PP = Peripheral Port (even bigger/louder than a Bridge Port - but completely different style from the Bridge)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 25, 2008, 01:07:34 AM
Here are some new piccys...:WaveBye

Here are my fuel setup..:Tongue1

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300382.jpg)

Got my a new wing too in CF..;)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300381.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300384.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300388.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300389.jpg)


Here will the brake and clutch pumps stand, just have to drill the holes..:cool

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300380.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300386.jpg)


Here are the pedals..:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20Juni%202008/S6300387.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jake on June 25, 2008, 09:59:41 AM
Nice project.  Are you sure that wing is real carbon fiber?  It looks carbon effect to me?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 25, 2008, 12:33:23 PM
Quote from: Jake;511801
Nice project.  Are you sure that wing is real carbon fiber?  It looks carbon effect to me?


Thanx.

Yes the wing is real carbon..:wiggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 25, 2008, 04:44:00 PM
Anyone from UK coming to Norway on Gatebil 11-13 july??

http://www.gatebil.no/index.php?pageid=215
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 26, 2008, 07:06:24 PM
Little update..

Doing a job I hate at the time...:2eek

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300391.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300392.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300393.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300394.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300395.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/26%20Juni%202008/S6300396.jpg)



The pedals are also in place, just forgot to take picture of it..:spank
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kevin on June 26, 2008, 07:34:43 PM
Fantastic project mate, can see the pedals in the photo\'s anyway :).  If this is going to be an out and out track car I wouldnt really recommend blending all the kit in together.  Just that if you do take a knock or end up in the gravel it\'s going to make a mess and cost alot more to put right.  I\'ve used a couple of strategically placed cable ties on our FD, works well even at speeds of 180kmh+

Cracking thread to read though!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 26, 2008, 07:43:09 PM
Quote from: Kevin;512256
Fantastic project mate, can see the pedals in the photo\'s anyway :).  If this is going to be an out and out track car I wouldnt really recommend blending all the kit in together.  Just that if you do take a knock or end up in the gravel it\'s going to make a mess and cost alot more to put right.  I\'ve used a couple of strategically placed cable ties on our FD, works well even at speeds of 180kmh+

Cracking thread to read though!


Thanx..:Thumbsup!

I think if I go out of the track the wheel arches back is last I have to think about..:wiggle

But it will crack very easy..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: D1 WTF on June 26, 2008, 07:44:39 PM
would love to see some pics of the pedals.  how have you managed to fit them with the steering column.  i was under the impression that a standalone pedal box is near impossible as the steering column has to go between them
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 26, 2008, 08:02:49 PM
Quote from: D1 WTF;512258
would love to see some pics of the pedals.  how have you managed to fit them with the steering column.  i was under the impression that a standalone pedal box is near impossible as the steering column has to go between them




Piccys of the pedal as requested..:Giggle


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Pedaler%2026%20juni%202008/S6300397.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Pedaler%2026%20juni%202008/S6300398.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Pedaler%2026%20juni%202008/S6300399.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Pedaler%2026%20juni%202008/S6300400.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Pedaler%2026%20juni%202008/S6300401.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: D1 WTF on June 26, 2008, 08:30:54 PM
ah i forget you are left hand drive.  not possible for right i think
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 26, 2008, 08:33:02 PM
Quote from: D1 WTF;512267
ah i forget you are left hand drive.  not possible for right i think


Think you would have to go for floor mounted pedals on a RHD..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on June 27, 2008, 08:30:51 PM
stunning mate!
 
looks like its coming along very well!
 
i don’t think the wing is real CF though as i had the same wing on my 200sx you can tell by the strength fold on the under side of the wing plus the "weave" pattern stays the same at all angles you look at it!
 
also do you think it will give you the down force you need as it feels strong in hand but in 80+ mph winds they start to really flex and wobble!
 
should get a APR Racing wing :P
 
sorry to be a pain
steven
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 06, 2008, 08:19:32 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;512616
stunning mate!
 
looks like its coming along very well!
 
i don’t think the wing is real CF though as i had the same wing on my 200sx you can tell by the strength fold on the under side of the wing plus the "weave" pattern stays the same at all angles you look at it!
 
also do you think it will give you the down force you need as it feels strong in hand but in 80+ mph winds they start to really flex and wobble!
 
should get a APR Racing wing :P
 
sorry to be a pain
steven



This was a wing I almost got for free...:Giggle

So I will look in to getting another wing..:p
So if you now where I can get som good wings, please tell me...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 14, 2008, 03:12:49 PM
Here are some films from "Gatebil" here in Norway...:yes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLt9paHwjYI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ4uMwRTass

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AJwzyr1sNg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxwjJybbkHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9C3t3X26-A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tzBjShxknE
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 21, 2008, 12:31:36 PM
Here are some new piccys taken with my phone..

Have to buy my self a new camera this week..:rolleyes:


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00014.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00015.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00016.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00017.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00018.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00019.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00020.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00021.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00022.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20Juli%202008/DSC00023.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: RedRummy on July 21, 2008, 08:02:19 PM
Amazing thread, and a great looking project...   :god  :god

When are you expecting to turn the key for the first time?

Pleeease make sure you have a video camera for that!

:mmmm
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 21, 2008, 08:10:30 PM
Quote from: RedRummy;518641
Amazing thread, and a great looking project...   :god  :god

When are you expecting to turn the key for the first time?

Pleeease make sure you have a video camera for that!

:mmmm



Thanx mate..:Thumbsup!

I hope to do dyno runs on the engine this year..
Will have video camera to when we blow the engine...:2eek:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: allstaruk on July 21, 2008, 08:38:52 PM
What do you use to clean up the metal parts to there shiney again?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 21, 2008, 09:26:04 PM
Quote from: allstaruk;518650
What do you use to clean up the metal parts to there shiney again?




I will just paint her again..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on July 22, 2008, 10:16:20 AM
Quote from: allstaruk;518650
What do you use to clean up the metal parts to there shiney again?

 
use a wire wheel on a drill or something of that sort.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 29, 2008, 07:27:14 PM
Here are some new pic..

The engine parts will probably go out to get balanced next week, and the machining for the stud kit will be done..

Also have some pics of the eccenter shaft..:icon_tup:

Got some snap on brakets for fenders and front spoiler..:)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/Engine.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/S6300537.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/S6300534.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/bearing2.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/crank.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20Juli%202008/lobe1.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 30, 2008, 11:29:34 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300543.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300545.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300554.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300555.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300553.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300552.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300551.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300550.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Juli%202008/S6300546.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on July 30, 2008, 11:40:36 PM
tis very good mate! coming along very nice!
 
i am no expert but will you no tget alot of wind resistance in the inner arch?!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 30, 2008, 11:48:43 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;520841
tis very good mate! coming along very nice!
 
i am no expert but will you no tget alot of wind resistance in the inner arch?!




It might be, but I dont think so..
Because I will run wide wheels in front, so it isnt going to be much room there...:Giggle

But time will show...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mx1311 on July 31, 2008, 08:17:32 AM
very nice 2peice e-shaft

where did you get that from???
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 31, 2008, 10:02:53 AM
Quote from: mx1311;520879
very nice 2peice e-shaft

where did you get that from???



That is a Xtreme Rotaries e-shaft...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 02, 2008, 04:33:39 PM
I need more room in the back, so I will make some wider burnout flares in the back:)


I have ordered some plastic to make the mold of..

And welded the edge of the burnout flare..

piccys:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20august%202008/S6300561.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20august%202008/S6300562.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20august%202008/S6300563.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kevin on August 02, 2008, 05:17:23 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;521462
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20august%202008/S6300563.jpg)



You going to be running some negative offsets then...... lol :Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 02, 2008, 05:19:17 PM
Quote from: Kevin;521471
You going to be running some negative offsets then...... lol :Giggle


No...

Just Wide wheels...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 03, 2008, 12:52:57 PM
Last night I made brakets for the right fender and one for the front spoiler..

I will cut away the frame infront of the tubing..:)
Weight saving...:hahaha:


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300565.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300564.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300566.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300567.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 03, 2008, 09:06:04 PM
used mye blow torch today...:rofl:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300568.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300569.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300570.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300571.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300572.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300573.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300574.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300575.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300576.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300577.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 03, 2008, 09:10:16 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300578.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300579.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300580.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 03, 2008, 11:11:06 PM
More room for intercooler....:driving


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300581.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300582.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300584.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20August%202008/S6300583.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on August 04, 2008, 01:48:16 PM
Project is certainly coming along now.. I presume you will be putting in some more brackets to stiffen up the bumper mounting? Is it not all very flimsey in the front at the moment?? My front bumper is mounted on a stock front end and thats pretty floppy! I will be putting some additional brackets in to stiffen it up.. The undertray will probably help as well.

Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 04, 2008, 01:50:53 PM
Quote from: leeroy_25;521830
Project is certainly coming along now.. I presume you will be putting in some more brackets to stiffen up the bumper mounting? Is it not all very flimsey in the front at the moment?? My front bumper is mounted on a stock front end and thats pretty floppy! I will be putting some additional brackets in to stiffen it up.. The undertray will probably help as well.

Lee



Yes will make some more brackets on the front end, just have to get my intercooler first..:Thumbs-up
So I don`t have to do it two times..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on August 04, 2008, 02:04:12 PM
with all the weight loss can you pick it up yet lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 04, 2008, 02:05:52 PM
Quote from: interloper393;521839
with all the weight loss can you pick it up yet lol




Almost...:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 02:08:00 PM
The mold for the new rear flare in progres...:Giggle

Also hope the new hood is on its way..:rolleyes:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300585.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300586.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300587.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300588.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300589.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on August 06, 2008, 08:06:34 PM
You could have gone at least a foot wider on the rear arches! ;)
Cool stuff keep the progress pics coming. :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 08:36:41 PM
Quote from: Initial-D;522427
You could have gone at least a foot wider on the rear arches! ;)
Cool stuff keep the progress pics coming. :D




:rolleyes::Giggle:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 10:12:43 PM
Done some more work on the flare..:)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300590.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300591.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300592.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300593.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20August%202008/S6300594.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on August 06, 2008, 10:21:27 PM
looks good, what are you using to make the flared arches??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on August 06, 2008, 10:24:57 PM
I cant wait to see this finished and running
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 10:25:29 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;522461
looks good, what are you using to make the flared arches??



Thanx..


I baught some kind of plastic, that I mix in some kind of sand..
Don`t really now hope to explain it..

Then i will use fiberglas on that again..

I hope to make molde for the front spoiler and front arches this winter,
then i will make them in CF..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 10:27:10 PM
Quote from: Red and Single;522463
I cant wait to see this finished and running




+1 :p:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: gandyRX on August 06, 2008, 10:38:06 PM
looks really good matey i love threads like this
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 06, 2008, 10:40:43 PM
Quote from: gandyRX;522470
looks really good matey i love threads like this


Thanx mate...:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 07, 2008, 05:58:34 PM
The flare is begining to take shape..:)

But it`s alot of sanding left...:wallbash:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300599.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300598.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300596.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300595.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300597.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300600.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300601.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20August%202008/S6300602.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on August 07, 2008, 06:16:49 PM
great work as usual but wouldnt it of been easier to buy some :p

only joking, its always nice to know that you have made it all your self.

how is the engine coming along??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 07, 2008, 06:55:20 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;522636
great work as usual but wouldnt it of been easier to buy some :p

only joking, its always nice to know that you have made it all your self.

how is the engine coming along??



I have the burnout flares, but they are to narrow...:Talking1

The engine has hade a stand still for some time now..:p
But now I have paid all of the engine, so it will be done soon..:Giggle

He will take pic as he goes along, will post them here...:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 22, 2008, 09:42:54 PM
Back from work...:cool

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20panser/S6300603.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20panser/S6300604.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20panser/S6300605.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20panser/S6300606.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 27, 2008, 07:36:48 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20August%202007/S6300607.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20August%202007/S6300608.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20August%202007/S6300609.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/27%20August%202007/S6300610.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 27, 2008, 07:49:35 PM
they are looking good mate!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on August 27, 2008, 08:11:46 PM
thats a nice looking mould ;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 11:46:28 AM
Thanx...:yes

Will make one more mold of this, then see which is easiest to use..

Mabye I will change the color of the car too.
There are sudenly 3 other cars in Norway that`s painted orange now...:Grrr
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 28, 2008, 12:01:25 PM
:Hammerpaint i black with bright green inside! :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 12:04:46 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;528330
:Hammerpaint i black with bright green inside! :D



Maybe I will paint the car kawasaki green, or "toxic green".
Toxic Green is direct translation from norwegian...:Talking1
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Nik da Greek on August 28, 2008, 12:07:45 PM
yeah yeah yeah yeah Kawasaki Green ftw!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 28, 2008, 12:10:18 PM
green it is then :P
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 12:39:07 PM
Here are some pics of the colour I was talking about..

Wasnt easy to get the colour on the pics, but u get the ide...:Giggle


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008/S6300611.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008/S6300613.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008/S6300612.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008/S6300614.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008/S6300615.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Aikio on August 28, 2008, 01:08:45 PM
Vest: Steal my idea for my next paint job: Kandy lime green:
(http://www.orangeprowler.com/images/green/LimeGreenProwler.JPG)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 01:14:44 PM
Quote from: Aikio;528356
Vest: Steal my idea for my next paint job: Kandy lime green:
(http://www.orangeprowler.com/images/green/LimeGreenProwler.JPG)


That was a nice colour...:Thumbs-up

But there are nobody near here that paint`s kandy..:o

U now that I live out in no mans land...:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Aikio on August 28, 2008, 01:34:34 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;528360
That was a nice colour...:Thumbs-up

But there are nobody near here that paint`s kandy..:o

U now that I live out in no mans land...:rollin


Hehe...  That\'s too bad... It\'s a really unusual and nice colour...

You live around E134 right? so the closest to you is stavanger or bergen? it\'s a bit of a drive just to get it painted in that colour...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 01:37:18 PM
Quote from: Aikio;528374
Hehe...  That\'s too bad... It\'s a really unusual and nice colour...

You live around E134 right? so the closest to you is stavanger or bergen? it\'s a bit of a drive just to get it painted in that colour...


Yes it was a nice colour..

Yes I live near E134, I have to look in to it..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 07:03:17 PM
The mold almost done...:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008%202/S6300616.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008%202/S6300617.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008%202/S6300618.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008%202/S6300619.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/28%20August%202008%202/S6300620.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 28, 2008, 09:08:14 PM
cool! you going to be making and selling them??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 10:17:07 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;528545
cool! you going to be making and selling them??



If anyone want`s to buy them I`ll make them...:wiggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 28, 2008, 10:22:28 PM
cool how much do you think they will cost?
 
will have to see them finished first tho!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 28, 2008, 10:26:34 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;528578
cool how much do you think they will cost?
 
will have to see them finished first tho!


I really don`t now how much they will cost me to make, will look into it..:)

Have one flare done tonight, but I will make a new molde..
Wasnt easy to get the flare out of the molde I have..:2Mad
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on August 29, 2008, 09:16:07 PM
What release agents & waxes are you using on the mould mate, also how many coats are you applying?? the moulding should fall out of a mould that shape ;)

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 30, 2008, 09:59:19 AM
Quote from: Jono FD3;528992
What release agents & waxes are you using on the mould mate, also how many coats are you applying?? the moulding should fall out of a mould that shape ;)

Jono


I have a spesial wax for moldes that I got from a company that makes fiberglas parts..:)

I did something wrong I think...:chat
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 30, 2008, 01:08:20 PM
Just got the new molde done...:yes

Now I just have to wet sand it..:wiggle

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20August%202008/S6300621.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20August%202008/S6300622.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 02, 2008, 08:17:55 PM
The molde for the rear flares is almost done, just need one more layer of wax on it then wait for 24 hours..

Also made some brackets for the mounts on the front, just hope to get my new intercooler so I no were to weld it to the car:Giggle

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20September%202008/S6300001.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20September%202008/S6300002.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20September%202008/S6300003.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20September%202008/S6300004.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 02, 2008, 08:22:40 PM
looking good mate!
 
about the intercooler, is welding it to the car not a bad thing? incase you crack it on the track or something like that? will be a right fart to get off!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 02, 2008, 08:25:16 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;531164
looking good mate!
 
about the intercooler, is welding it to the car not a bad thing? incase you crack it on the track or something like that? will be a right fart to get off!




It was the brakets to the front of the car I was welding to the car, not the cooler..:rolleyes::Tongue1

Hope I don`t crack the cooler, because that thing is alot of $$ and it`s huge..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 02, 2008, 08:31:29 PM
ahh ok mate! i just read it wrong! lol
 
what size is it like?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 02, 2008, 08:35:45 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;531178
ahh ok mate! i just read it wrong! lol
 
what size is it like?


the core is 12.75H 27.8L and 5 thick.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 02, 2008, 10:02:00 PM
5" thick! my god that is wide lol!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 03, 2008, 12:09:25 AM
Made brakets for the sides on the frontspoiler.


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20September%202008/S6300005.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 03, 2008, 06:35:42 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300006.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300007.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300008.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300009.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 03, 2008, 08:03:12 PM
i dont know if you have already been asked this... but how much do you think the end total is going to cost you?
 
i would love to run a project like this myself!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on September 03, 2008, 08:06:16 PM
i dont think it`ll cost too much, the skills  vest has is saving him a fortune doing all his own work :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 03, 2008, 08:07:45 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;531692
i dont know if you have already been asked this... but how much do you think the end total is going to cost you?
 
i would love to run a project like this myself!


That is alot...:3gears-rh

Probably around £50 000,-
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 03, 2008, 08:08:48 PM
Quote from: interloper393;531694
i dont think it`ll cost too much, the skills vest has is saving him a fortune doing all his own work :)

 
yeah i would be doing most of the work my self also! but just in parts and so on...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 03, 2008, 08:12:22 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;531696
That is alot...:3gears-rh
 
Probably around £50 000,-

 
that much! at least its not and all up front payment lol!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 03, 2008, 08:16:18 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;531700
that much! at least its not and all up front payment lol!



It`s much more expensive than u would think, but it`s not just the big things that cost..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 03, 2008, 08:29:32 PM
yeah i know mate!
 
i find some times you pay more for the attachments of a major part than the major part itself!:(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 03, 2008, 10:30:21 PM
Here are the brakets for the front fenders, just have to weld on the snapoff brakets..:D

And one flare for the rear done..:cool


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300001.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300002.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300003.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 04, 2008, 01:31:35 AM
Last update for the day/night..:Thumbs-up

Now I just have to check where to run the rods from the brakets to the chassie on the car..:(
So I don`t have to do that more than once..:o

How do you like the new flares in the rear?..:3gears-lh


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300010.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300011.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300012.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300013.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300014.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300015.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300016.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20September%202008/S6300017.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 04, 2008, 10:12:40 AM
they look like these ones!:Thumbs-up
 
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/k-tec_tne/S1033209.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/k-tec_tne/S1033211.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: logicalChimp on September 04, 2008, 10:43:10 AM
veery nice - seriously impressive amount of work you\'re putting in :)

(although you might want to give your camera a quick clean, unless it really is snowing inside your garage... :D)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 04, 2008, 12:20:46 PM
Quote from: logicalChimp;532000
veery nice - seriously impressive amount of work you\'re putting in :)

(although you might want to give your camera a quick clean, unless it really is snowing inside your garage... :D)




Thanx..:)

It was snowing...:Laugh
Was alot of dust in there yesterday..:chat
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 04, 2008, 12:22:37 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;531985
they look like these ones!:Thumbs-up
 
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/k-tec_tne/S1033209.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h235/k-tec_tne/S1033211.jpg)



I don`t think these lines up whit the front fenders very well..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 04, 2008, 04:08:21 PM
Anyone no where I can buy just the rear dampers?

Please let me no..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 20, 2008, 09:53:20 PM
Just got my new steering rack, LHD so I can get the steeringwheel on the right side of the car..:Giggle:Giggle

Will post some pic tomorrow, just have to go and pick up some tubing from my other garge...:rolleyes:
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kevin on September 21, 2008, 05:41:41 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;538881
Just got my new steering rack, LHD so I can get the steeringwheel on the right side of the car..:Giggle:Giggle


The right side is the right side. :Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: acharlton on September 21, 2008, 11:58:46 PM
mate im quite young at the age of 19 but i spend every penny i get on my fd but that is incredable, does the front of that kit fit well onto the car as i am looking for new front end but have been told a lot of after market ones do not fit well?
fair play to you mate, that is insane
adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 02:05:41 PM
Quote from: Kevin;539077
The right side is the right side. :Thumbsup!


:spank:Talking1:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 02:08:08 PM
Quote from: acharlton;539219
mate im quite young at the age of 19 but i spend every penny i get on my fd but that is incredable, does the front of that kit fit well onto the car as i am looking for new front end but have been told a lot of after market ones do not fit well?
fair play to you mate, that is insane
adam



Thanx..:yes


I can`t really say if the front end fits good, because I don`have the org fitting points.
But something was very off when I was fitting it on the car, but if it was the front end or the fenders I can`t say.
Title: thanks
Post by: acharlton on September 22, 2008, 02:13:35 PM
ok thatnk you anyway, good luvk and i look forward to seeing the finishing product
x
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 02:21:21 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0005.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0006.jpg)



Some tubing that I will use to make brakets for the fenders, front end, intercooler and oil coolers.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0007.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 07:03:50 PM
Nice intercooler ... :Giggle:Giggle


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0015.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0013.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0014.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0016.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0017.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0018.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0019.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0020.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0021.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0022.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0023.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 22, 2008, 07:07:32 PM
great work mate! is that your own garage? or a sort of garage that other poepl pay to get work done? if you get what i mean?
 
you seem to get alot of work done in one go! very good!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 07:10:28 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;539399
great work mate! is that your own garage? or a sort of garage that other poepl pay to get work done? if you get what i mean?
 
you seem to get alot of work done in one go! very good!


It`s a garage that I rent from a friend of mine..:yes

So people can get jobs done here if they pay good money..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 09:01:24 PM
Here is how the car looks now..


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0001.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/22%20September%202008/DSC_0002.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on September 22, 2008, 10:08:48 PM
im loving that intercooler where can i get one!!! :Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 22, 2008, 10:13:44 PM
Quote from: sweetiewells;539452
im loving that intercooler where can i get one!!! :Giggle


You could get one from me...:Giggle:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 23, 2008, 11:36:58 AM
Just got some new pic from NZ..

Not happend much, waiting for the block to get back from studding.
And there is only one in NZ that are taking that kinda job.

So it can take some time..


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/New%20NZ%2023%20September%202008/Dsc06190.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/New%20NZ%2023%20September%202008/Dsc06193.jpg)

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 03:54:39 PM
Here are some pic of the wall that will part the coupe and the fuelcell/fuelpumps.

Will use Lexan from the plate and up.


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0005.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0006.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0007.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 07:36:28 PM
Almost done with the lip that the lexan will bolt on to..:)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0008.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0009.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0010.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0011.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0012.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0013.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0014.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0015.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 24, 2008, 07:44:43 PM
why are you wanting a lexan sheet above a fire wall mate? never seen anyone do that before!
 
work looks good aswell mate!
 
 
steven
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 07:48:56 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;539940
why are you wanting a lexan sheet above a fire wall mate? never seen anyone do that before!
 
work looks good aswell mate!
 
 
steven


So I can see out the back...:Giggle

And when I can use Lexan then I will..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 24, 2008, 07:52:13 PM
you not going be useing the tail gate like?
 
did not think you would class lexan as a fire wall material lol!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 07:55:41 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;539945
you not going be useing the tail gate like?
 
did not think you would class lexan as a fire wall material lol!


Don`t understand what u trying to say?..

It`s not a firewall, but have to have a wall that block the fuel from coming in to the Coupe..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on September 24, 2008, 08:00:38 PM
ah ok! just i have seen a few track spec rx7\'s with big fuel cells in the back with big pumps and so on with out this wall you are making so i was just a bit unsure!
 
steven
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 08:04:33 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;539949
ah ok! just i have seen a few track spec rx7\'s with big fuel cells in the back with big pumps and so on with out this wall you are making so i was just a bit unsure!
 
steven


It`s Norwegian rules that says that I have to have it..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on September 24, 2008, 09:20:14 PM
Pick up style rex ;) would be a little different..... bit likt he jap drifters in their S15\'s

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 24, 2008, 09:57:06 PM
Last update for the night, I think..:rollin

Just need the Lexan now, then the wall is done..:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0016.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0017.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0018.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0019.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/24%20September%202008/DSC_0020.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 25, 2008, 07:33:03 PM
Has anyone done some shopping at Hi Spec brakes?

Sendt them a mail with some questions, but no replay..:Grrr
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on September 25, 2008, 07:46:42 PM
i love this build :D

try contacting atomic rex as i know they supply the same brakes so they maybe able to help you out.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 25, 2008, 07:58:12 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;540248
i love this build :D

try contacting atomic rex as i know they supply the same brakes so they maybe able to help you out.



Thanx and Thanx..:Giggle

Will drop them a mail..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 29, 2008, 07:37:50 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20September%202008/DSC_0063.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20September%202008/DSC_0064.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20September%202008/DSC_0065.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20September%202008/DSC_0066.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20September%202008/DSC_0067.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 01, 2008, 01:26:26 PM
Have talked to AtomicRex now, and it looks like Im getting a hole new suspension on the car..:Thumbs-up


Brakes Hispec.
Nitron 3way adjustable coilovers.
AtomicRex steeringrack.
AtomicRex Wishbones.


Think this will be a very nice upgrade from standar..:cool
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on October 01, 2008, 01:49:22 PM
I wish I had your budget!
Really great project you have there!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 01, 2008, 03:15:24 PM
Quote from: Initial-D;541580
I wish I had your budget!
Really great project you have there!




Thanx..:Thumbs-up

Don`t really have a budget, I just use my creditcard as I go..:p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 02, 2008, 12:39:16 PM
Quote from: Initial-D;541580
I wish I had your budget!
Really great project you have there!




That wing do you have on the black FD?

I`m looking for a wing that is about 1700-1750mm wide..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mjwebb48 on October 02, 2008, 01:30:06 PM
[ATTACH]41208[/ATTACH]
Apr gtc300  wing It has been wind tunnel tested for the fd so works too!. I run one on my timeattack car.

Nice build

mat
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 02, 2008, 02:12:48 PM
Quote from: mjwebb48;541796
[ATTACH]41208[/ATTACH]
Apr gtc300  wing It has been wind tunnel tested for the fd so works too!. I run one on my timeattack car.

Nice build

mat



Thanx, will look into APR wings then..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 02, 2008, 06:05:19 PM
After a chat with AtomicRex yesterday, I`ve done some changes in front..:)

This is so I don`t have to use different coilovers in front and the rear.


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0068.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0069.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0070.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0071.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0072.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0073.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0074.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0075.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on October 02, 2008, 06:51:14 PM
you have some skills mate! are the struts not to close together or do they sit in the same place as a stock FD shell?? just looks like you will have yo use loads of -camber to line the wheels up!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 02, 2008, 07:35:46 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;541867
you have some skills mate! are the struts not to close together or do they sit in the same place as a stock FD shell?? just looks like you will have yo use loads of -camber to line the wheels up!


It`s in same place as stock..

And the location of the coilovers won`t make any different on the Camber..
There are upper and lower whisbone..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on October 02, 2008, 08:36:52 PM
thats mad it looks so much more together, but then again is one hellish diffrent engine bay lol!
 
ahh ok mate! yeah sorry i was getting a bit confused with my 200sx i think it was!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 03, 2008, 02:02:56 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0076.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0077.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0078.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0079.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/2%20Oktober%202008/DSC_0080.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on October 03, 2008, 10:09:46 PM
My black wing is made by Sard in Japan - they have there wings on the Super GT cars and also the Time Attack R-Magic car - its 1800mm wide so lots of downforce and for wide boys only lol!! :D

I had wondered how you were going to mount the front coilovers with no top mounts!
Also with the plates welded in the boot how will you fasten the rear bumper? Actually your not running a stock rear so you probably need not worry!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 03, 2008, 11:13:37 PM
Quote from: Initial-D;542160
My black wing is made by Sard in Japan - they have there wings on the Super GT cars and also the Time Attack R-Magic car - its 1800mm wide so lots of downforce and for wide boys only lol!! :D

I had wondered how you were going to mount the front coilovers with no top mounts!
Also with the plates welded in the boot how will you fasten the rear bumper? Actually your not running a stock rear so you probably need not worry!



Thanx..

It wasnt the plan to use stock mounts just an eye on top.
But when talking to AtomicRex we desided just to go with stock mounts.
Because not good to run different set of shocks infront and rear.

The rear mounts are still stock..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 05, 2008, 12:12:47 PM
It`s good to have alot of storage room when u have a big clean up in the garage..:Giggle


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/DSC_0083.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Workshop/DSC_0082.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: tinker-27 on October 05, 2008, 08:28:59 PM
hi good to see you making so much progress, just a vote for nitrons i had there 1st set ( they used my car for the first set to get all the data). they are very good, fit well and perform so much better than the jics i had on ,all the bearings and fitting are top notch as well you will be impressed keep up the work !!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 05, 2008, 08:33:38 PM
Thanx..:)

Looking forward to try the 3way Nitron on the car..:)



Will have some pic of the engine next week..
GBR just got the block back from the machine shop..
So it will be assembled next week..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 12:23:16 AM
Engine pix:



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06246.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06242.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06245.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on October 06, 2008, 11:21:33 AM
Quick STOP!!! you`ve forgeot the rotors lol... are those dowl pins?  whats there advantage over the stock bolts?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 11:33:17 AM
Quote from: interloper393;542663
Quick STOP!!! you`ve forgeot the rotors lol... are those dowl pins?  whats there advantage over the stock bolts?


LOL...:Giggle


That is not dowl pins, these are 12.7mm studs..:2eek
Advantage is much more strengt...:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on October 06, 2008, 01:08:56 PM
why do you need more strength? sorry for the daft questions lol but iv never heard of the standard ones breaking? do they prevent flex so keep the gaskets n seals intact longer lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 01:31:37 PM
Quote from: interloper393;542707
why do you need more strength? sorry for the daft questions lol but iv never heard of the standard ones breaking? do they prevent flex so keep the gaskets n seals intact longer lol


Thats where the strengt come in...:Giggle

The standard won`t break, but they will twist easier..
These will holde the block together much better..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on October 06, 2008, 01:34:58 PM
ahh kewl cheers for that :) so there expensive im guessing lol.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 01:42:07 PM
Quote from: interloper393;542715
ahh kewl cheers for that :) so there expensive im guessing lol.



Don`t really remember the price..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: memski on October 06, 2008, 01:42:54 PM
Looking good! Will the studs not give you any problems when rebuilding i.e fitting the intermediate plate over the ecc shaft? Are you going to use a sump plate or don\'t you need one now you\'ve got the strengthened studs?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 01:45:30 PM
Quote from: memski;542721
Looking good! Will the studs not give you any problems when rebuilding i.e fitting the intermediate plate over the ecc shaft? Are you going to use a sump plate or don\'t you need one now you\'ve got the strengthened studs?


The rebuild will not be a problem as I will use a 2piece e shaft..

Will also us a sump plate, probably don`t need one.
But I will use it anyway..:p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: memski on October 06, 2008, 01:46:15 PM
Lol nice one, keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing this finished :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 06, 2008, 01:50:22 PM
Quote from: memski;542723
Lol nice one, keep up the good work, looking forward to seeing this finished :D



Thanx..:Giggle


If I can get the car to run good next summer, we may come for a visit at AtomicRex...:driving
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 11, 2008, 05:07:03 PM
Neukin finally got my intercooler core..



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/larsic.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on October 11, 2008, 05:21:14 PM
wow thats a big core lol, whats the size dimensions on that thing? are you just going to fab up the rest of it bud?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 11, 2008, 05:25:45 PM
Quote from: interloper393;544097
wow thats a big core lol, whats the size dimensions on that thing? are you just going to fab up the rest of it bud?



It`s a big core...:Giggle

12.75H 27.8L and 5 thick

No Neukin is building the hole IC, they was going to do it this weekend..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Speedworks on October 13, 2008, 07:14:12 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;542615
Engine pix:



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06246.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06242.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%206%20Oktober/Dsc06245.jpg)





Good that you\'re using a 2 piece exc shaft, because getting the center plate on with the studs wouldn\'t be possible and even building it without them in it would be a pain because you can\'t use the dowl pins temporarily..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 13, 2008, 07:19:08 PM
Quote from: Speedworks;544509
Good that you\'re using a 2 piece exc shaft, because getting the center plate on with the studs wouldn\'t be possible and even building it without them in it would be a pain because you can\'t use the dowl pins temporarily..


It wouldnt be a problem to get the engine together without the 2 piece exc..

You just have to put the studs in after you have got the centerplate in place..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rot8r on October 14, 2008, 09:58:40 AM
WOW! that 7 is outrageous! OMG! thats gona be loud!
thanks for all the updates, great seeing kiwi built rotary motor\'s in cars all over the world.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 14, 2008, 06:39:43 PM
Quote from: Rot8r;544666
WOW! that 7 is outrageous! OMG! thats gona be loud!
thanks for all the updates, great seeing kiwi built rotary motor\'s in cars all over the world.



Thanx...:WaveBye

But It`s not a Kiwi build.
It`s NZ but from Green Brothers Racing..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 23, 2008, 12:27:05 PM
Just got some new tools for my garage....:mmmm


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0097.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0098.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0099.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0100.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0101.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0102.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0103.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Tools/DSC_0104.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on October 23, 2008, 01:13:28 PM
you lucky boy #;o)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 23, 2008, 01:15:43 PM
Quote from: fil_auto;546982
you lucky boy #;o)


Thanx..:yes

Was good to have some help lifting all those boxes.. :Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on October 23, 2008, 05:39:44 PM
your garage looks mint, do i see a jetski as well and is that a lake right next to your garage??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 23, 2008, 06:13:54 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;547119
your garage looks mint, do i see a jetski as well and is that a lake right next to your garage??



No sorry u dont see any jetski...:wiggle

But it could be that u see two snow mobiles, and one 6x6 ATV..:Giggle

It`s not a lake u see but the ocean, the Norwegian fjords...:King
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on October 23, 2008, 07:06:24 PM
snow mobiles :D

the ocean, cool, looks like you live/garage is in a great place.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 23, 2008, 07:25:27 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;547138
snow mobiles :D

the ocean, cool, looks like you live/garage is in a great place.




Yes I live in no en land..:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 24, 2008, 10:41:31 AM
Here are some new engine pic for u guys to drool over..:rollin


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06382.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06354.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06364.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06365.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06366.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06367.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06381.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06376.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2024%20Oktober/Dsc06374.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on October 24, 2008, 11:34:45 AM
very nice great pics! :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ada7 on October 24, 2008, 11:59:33 AM
Thats some lovely polishing on the housings. :D

Adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Swanny_UK on October 24, 2008, 11:46:59 PM
Second Ada7\'s comment - lovely polishing!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: interloper393 on October 24, 2008, 11:54:36 PM
what do they use for all thos funky bits when polishing? i do a bit n get no where near that finish!! people know n wont tell me lol...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on October 25, 2008, 09:39:31 AM
Same as that! That is some top quality \'mould polishing\' standard work. Unless you have cheated and it\'s plating or paint? If it\'s polishing that must have cost a pretty penny to get done! And the engine bay will look blinding either way! Tempted to do that on my rebuild now!! Thanks for the idea!

Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 27, 2008, 12:00:34 AM
Thanx guys...:)

The housings are polished, we don`t cheat on anything here...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 14, 2008, 07:51:13 PM
Engine pics..:)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06499.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06500.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06503.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06502.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06507.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06508.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06510.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06511.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06514.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 14, 2008, 07:57:36 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06515.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06516.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06518.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06523.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06527.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06528.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06532.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06534.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06535.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%2014%20November%202008/DSC06536.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kevin on November 14, 2008, 09:51:15 PM
Car porn!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on November 14, 2008, 11:03:41 PM
intake looks nice :D

so whats the spec then??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 15, 2008, 02:18:04 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;554642
intake looks nice :D

so whats the spec then??




What spec do you need?..:p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on November 15, 2008, 02:27:20 PM
did you say that the engine is going to rev up to 10-11k or something like that?
 
also are you going N/A or turbo\'d
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 15, 2008, 02:29:59 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;554780
did you say that the engine is going to rev up to 10-11k or something like that?
 
also are you going N/A or turbo\'d




Turbo.

That will depend on where I have the power..:yes

But with that ecc I will have no flex, so I can do high revs on this one yes..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 15, 2008, 02:53:42 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;554642
intake looks nice :D

so whats the spec then??


New Custom inlet.
New 85mm throttlebodie.
New 6x 1680cc injectors.
New fuel rails.
New 2 piece crank
New rotor housings
New FD side plates
New FC (s4) rotors
New 20b stationary gears
New bearings
New oil pump
New rear counterweight
New springs/seals/gaskets etc
New SCR apex seals
New Strud kit 12.7mm & machining
Lighting of rotors 200-250g each
Balanced rotating assembly
Front stack/front cover/sump etc etc
Center bearing oil feed
Cooling upgrade
Oiling upgrade
HKS twin plate clucth
Custom exhaust manifold
Garrett GT4202R Turbo 30PSI of boost
Tial 60mm wastegate
5" exhaust system

Aeromotive A2000 feed pump
3x Aeromotive A1000
3x Aeromotive fuel pressure regulators
2L surge tank
70L fuelcell
Earls hoses

Here are some spec, probably left something out..:Hammer
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on November 15, 2008, 03:06:06 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;554787

New 6x 1680cc injectors.
 
30PSI of boost
 

 
:2eek crazy, crazy!
 
can not wait to see this running lol!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Will66 on November 15, 2008, 05:44:32 PM
This thread is pure rotary engined car porn.  It\'s awesome.  That motor is going to be a work of power-crazed art.  If it could get to Rotorstock it would be amazing!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 15, 2008, 08:38:21 PM
Quote from: Will66;554863
This thread is pure rotary engined car porn.  It\'s awesome.  That motor is going to be a work of power-crazed art.  If it could get to Rotorstock it would be amazing!



Thanx..:)


We might do a meet in UK, but have to talk more to Jon at AtomicRex about that..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: DRAGON on November 16, 2008, 11:41:53 AM
Quote from: vest_racing;554787
New Custom inlet.
New 85mm throttlebodie.
New 6x 1680cc injectors.
New fuel rails.
New 2 piece crank
New rotor housings
New FD side plates
New FC (s4) rotors
New 20b stationary gears
New bearings
New oil pump
New rear counterweight
New springs/seals/gaskets etc
New SCR apex seals
New Strud kit 12.7mm & machining
Lighting of rotors 200-250g each
Balanced rotating assembly
Front stack/front cover/sump etc etc
Center bearing oil feed
Cooling upgrade
Oiling upgrade
HKS twin plate clucth
Custom exhaust manifold
Garrett GT4202R Turbo 30PSI of boost
Tial 60mm wastegate
5" exhaust system

Aeromotive A2000 feed pump
3x Aeromotive A1000
3x Aeromotive fuel pressure regulators
2L surge tank
70L fuelcell
Earls hoses

Here are some spec, probably left something out..:Hammer


Awesome spec, but fuel pump system seems completely over the top. why 3 A1000s and 3 FPRs?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on November 16, 2008, 12:06:22 PM
Sorry to kinda hijack here but I am looking at adding some extra fuel to my engine so I can run a single setup.. I will be runnng a Power FC ECU and was thinking of usng 6x 850cc injectors (because I have them!) instead of buying sme 1680cc boch injectors and a top feed rail to match. How do you wire the extra two injectors? do you piggy them off the wires to the secondary injectors so that they operate together which would be like have 1700cc injectors I guess?

Thank you
Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 16, 2008, 01:20:07 PM
Quote from: DRAGON;555113
Awesome spec, but fuel pump system seems completely over the top. why 3 A1000s and 3 FPRs?





That`s because I don`t wont any fuel pressure drop...
Will run 3 fuel lines forward and one retur line.

I could have used 2 eliminators, but I already had 2 A1000 pumps.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: batman on November 16, 2008, 03:35:40 PM
blown away not much else to say is there anything this guy doesnt do  .
where do you get all the money from to spend like you do millionare ???
lol nice work buddy looking real good
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 16, 2008, 04:00:59 PM
Quote from: batman;555173
blown away not much else to say is there anything this guy doesnt do  .
where do you get all the money from to spend like you do millionare ???
lol nice work buddy looking real good



Not a millionare no...:Talking1

Just work alot..:Giggle
And have a job that pays good..:wiggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2008, 06:21:26 AM
Finally got some cooler pics from Neukin..


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/lars1.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/lars2.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rzla on November 18, 2008, 11:11:26 AM
:Party
 
When is it going to be finished ? :god
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2008, 12:36:20 PM
Quote from: Rzla;556691
:Party
 
When is it going to be finished ? :god



Some time I hope...:D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 18, 2008, 03:41:40 PM
The cooler almoste done...:Thumbs-up


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/lars3.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/lars4.jpg)
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/cooler/lars5.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: BlitzBoy on November 18, 2008, 03:50:02 PM
lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 26, 2008, 10:12:06 AM
Today I ordered the Nitron 3 way adjustable racing suspension and the brakes at AtomicRex..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Speedworks on November 26, 2008, 11:19:47 AM
What waterseal kit are you using. Those red ones are not OEM Mazda
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 26, 2008, 11:29:24 AM
Quote from: Speedworks;559978
What waterseal kit are you using. Those red ones are not OEM Mazda



As far as I no they are OEM Mazda..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: royal on November 26, 2008, 11:35:24 AM
Awesome build :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Speedworks on November 26, 2008, 11:45:35 AM
outer should be black then and inner red, but maybe you used something red\'isch to keep them in place.
Or your camera sucks :D

just kidd\'in
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 26, 2008, 01:58:28 PM
Quote from: Speedworks;559996
outer should be black then and inner red, but maybe you used something red\'isch to keep them in place.
Or your camera sucks :D

just kidd\'in



Probably your eyes that **** up...:rollin:D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: skybusr34 on November 26, 2008, 05:40:45 PM
Vest, do you have a contact number i can speak to you on?? or e mail
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 26, 2008, 05:43:26 PM
Quote from: skybusr34;560113
Vest, do you have a contact number i can speak to you on?? or e mail




I cant send PM so here are my email vest_racing@hotmail.com
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: skybusr34 on November 26, 2008, 05:54:30 PM
email sent
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: rx jamie on November 27, 2008, 12:45:37 AM
Quote from: interloper393;542715
ahh kewl cheers for that :) so there expensive im guessing lol.



about 300 quid from mazdatrix i would guess.


awesom build keep us all updated!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 27, 2008, 11:58:02 AM
I have now sendt drawings of my new fuelcell to the company who is going to build it for me..:)


I also need to get a Tail exhaust housing for the GT4202R turbo, where to buy?

Sendt a mail to Tail got one replay then it stopped...:o
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ed_RX7 on November 27, 2008, 01:34:54 PM
what size are you after?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 27, 2008, 01:55:19 PM
Quote from: Ed_RX7;560334
what size are you after?




There are only one size made at the time, and that is 1.00..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ed_RX7 on November 27, 2008, 02:06:12 PM
ok i\'ll try and get a price for you ...give me a couple of days.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 27, 2008, 02:32:52 PM
Quote from: Ed_RX7;560341
ok i\'ll try and get a price for you ...give me a couple of days.



Already got the price...:p


Here is what I got from Tial:

Hello,

The housing is $533, the flanges and clamps are extra.

We do ship to Norway, but payment will have to be wire transfer





And I replayed that I needed the flanges and clamps to..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ed_RX7 on November 27, 2008, 02:52:06 PM
ok...... do you want me to get you a price for the housing and the clamps required?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 27, 2008, 02:58:31 PM
Quote from: Ed_RX7;560354
ok...... do you want me to get you a price for the housing and the clamps required?


Ye that would be nice..

Need both blue springs for the V60 wastegate to..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mph_saab on November 27, 2008, 06:55:57 PM
woooooow!!!! thats amazing!!!!
 
Can\'t wait to see the finished product :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on November 28, 2008, 01:26:12 PM
Quote from: mph_saab;560398
woooooow!!!! thats amazing!!!!
 
Can\'t wait to see the finished product :D



Thanx..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Macer on December 01, 2008, 05:59:33 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;559965
Today I ordered the Nitron 3 way adjustable racing suspension and the brakes at AtomicRex..:)


I\'d like to know what you think of the Nitron\'s when you get them - some pics would be good as well :Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 01, 2008, 06:59:25 PM
Quote from: Macer;561434
I\'d like to know what you think of the Nitron\'s when you get them - some pics would be good as well :Thumbs-up




Yes, will post pic`s as soon as I get them..
And they will be tested hard on the track...:Santa
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ed_RX7 on December 04, 2008, 11:26:33 PM
my supplier got back to me.....rear housing including the springs works out to about $750 to my door ...then i would have to send it on to you.....not cheap are they????
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 05, 2008, 05:59:57 PM
Quote from: Ed_RX7;562378
my supplier got back to me.....rear housing including the springs works out to about $750 to my door ...then i would have to send it on to you.....not cheap are they????




Got word back form Tial too, $770 to my door with all flangs..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 08, 2008, 06:54:02 PM
My inlet...:P

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06687.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06998.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC07000.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC07004.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC07005.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06996.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06697.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06698.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%208%20Desember%202008/DSC06994.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on December 08, 2008, 07:16:30 PM
that looks awesome :D what size throttle bodies are you using??

must take hours get a finish like that as well
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 08, 2008, 07:26:47 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;563502
that looks awesome :D what size throttle bodies are you using??

must take hours get a finish like that as well


Thanx..:)

Throttle bodie is 80mm..

I would never do a polish job, so I pay someone else to do it...:)
But I was told that it was the hardest polish job he ever done..:evillaugh
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ada7 on December 08, 2008, 08:11:40 PM
Thats some of the best polishing i\'ve ever seen. Top work :D

Adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on December 08, 2008, 08:17:03 PM
Very shiney! I\'ll have to post him my engine when he has a moment!!
Excellent build though, really nice custom work!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: antnicuk on December 08, 2008, 08:26:52 PM
bling,   you will have to wear soft cotton gloves to fit that!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 08, 2008, 08:46:40 PM
Quote from: antnicuk;563529
bling,   you will have to wear soft cotton gloves to fit that!



probably...:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: DRAGON on December 08, 2008, 09:42:39 PM
Nice! You need to lose those barb fitting nipples and have some AN fittings, to look super sexy.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 09, 2008, 06:52:00 PM
Quote from: DRAGON;563559
Nice! You need to lose those barb fitting nipples and have some AN fittings, to look super sexy.



Thanx..

Yes I will need to change them..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 14, 2008, 06:07:53 PM
I just got home from work, looking forward to working on the car for the next 4 weeks..:yes
But I think somebody don`t want me to..

Was out partying on friday and hit some ice, and the next was my foot broke..:3Confused

This wasnt the plan for my 4 weeks holiday...:reallymad
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on December 14, 2008, 06:38:32 PM
ouch, sorry to hear it mate with x mas as well :(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 14, 2008, 08:56:22 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;565259
ouch, sorry to hear it mate with x mas as well :(


Thanx..

Hope it gets abit better, then I will work on the car...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 15, 2008, 01:40:18 PM
Here are some teasers from Streetcar meet in Norway...:Laugh


http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/teaser_rud_08.wmv

http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/vaaler_teaser08.wmv
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on December 15, 2008, 03:20:01 PM
Mmmmm - that doesn\'t look fun at all and the women - they\'re not exactly fit ate they!!!?? :Giggle WOW!

I wanna be there!! :guinness:3gears-rh;)


Quote from: vest_racing;565573
Here are some teasers from Streetcar meet in Norway...:Laugh


http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/teaser_rud_08.wmv

http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/vaaler_teaser08.wmv
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: antnicuk on December 15, 2008, 06:25:24 PM
i\'m moving to Norway................. bye
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 15, 2008, 07:00:45 PM
:Thumbsup!:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 18, 2008, 10:53:32 AM
Got some pix of the suspension and front brakes today..:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1720.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1721.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1722.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1727.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1726.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1735.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1735.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1724.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1732.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Dempere%20Bremse%20AtomicRex/CIMG1733.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rzla on December 18, 2008, 10:57:08 AM
How much to rent the rex for a day? lol
Do I get a discount if I order for longer?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on December 18, 2008, 11:15:04 AM
WOW to that susp and brake kit! #;o)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 18, 2008, 11:29:37 AM
Quote from: Rzla;566659
How much to rent the rex for a day? lol
Do I get a discount if I order for longer?




:p

Wont be much in rent, but in repairs it could get high...:D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 18, 2008, 11:30:45 AM
Quote from: fil_auto;566667
WOW to that susp and brake kit! #;o)


Hope this setup will help me getting some nice lap times...:p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on December 18, 2008, 11:33:39 AM
I think for sure! With what I\'ve seen of your engine setup..... you should be doing alright along with chassic, susp and brakes...... one thing is...... I hope your can drive to the appropriate level!!?? :Thumbs-up


Quote from: vest_racing;566671
Hope this setup will help me getting some nice lap times...:p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: BlitzBoy on December 18, 2008, 11:50:57 AM
Nitron Suspension lovely!!!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on December 18, 2008, 03:32:21 PM
Quote from: BlitzBoy;566683
Nitron Suspension lovely!!!!!!



Ye...:Giggle

Hope they are as good as they look...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 02, 2009, 09:29:00 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07293.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07295.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07296.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07297.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07298.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07299.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07323.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07326.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07329.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07333.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07335.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/NZ%20January%2030%202009/DSC07336.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: m1tch on February 02, 2009, 09:44:15 PM
Can it acutally get any shinier? lol :D looks awesome mate :) very well done :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeincivic on February 02, 2009, 09:46:49 PM
AWESOME!!!:eek:
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Initial-D on February 03, 2009, 09:31:59 AM
Wow that looks nice! Keep a cloth close for those finger prints!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rot8r on February 04, 2009, 03:34:12 AM
OMG!!!! That rotary is a work of art!
 
 What a monster that will be.
 
I cant help but stare at it!
 
 
:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kevin on February 04, 2009, 11:18:48 AM
Quote from: vest_racing;565573
Here are some teasers from Streetcar meet in Norway...:Laugh


http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/teaser_rud_08.wmv

http://www.gatebil.no/fileupload/medie/vaaler_teaser08.wmv


F*ck the car, show me more video\'s of awesome blonde women... :2eek
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: BlitzBoy on February 04, 2009, 11:32:18 AM
I think I done a sex wee lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kieron on February 04, 2009, 12:02:52 PM
+1 I did too (http://www.driftworks.com/forum/images/smilies/Alschaser.gif)

lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on February 04, 2009, 01:55:49 PM
That looks a fun event!!! dito on the ladies.... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
There\'s no drool smilie :(

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2009, 02:41:51 PM
Ladies??? Is that all u guys think of??..:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ian@TunerUK on February 04, 2009, 03:16:31 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;581497
Ladies??? Is that all u guys think of??..:rollin


And food, sometimes even together!

Top work my man, loving it!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on February 04, 2009, 05:51:21 PM
engine looks great :D

any progress on the shell??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 04, 2009, 05:58:05 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;581540
engine looks great :D

any progress on the shell??




Thanx to everyone..:yes


Sorry I havnt hade any time to do any work on the shell yet, but hope to get the rest of the work done soon.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: rx7boy on February 19, 2009, 06:59:43 PM
Any updates !!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 23, 2009, 01:37:00 PM
An update from NZ.

Engine is done, just waiting for the Gilmer pulley kit..


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 25, 2009, 03:07:07 PM
Did some more work today..:)

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on February 25, 2009, 05:17:06 PM
Hey there.. Cannot wait to see some more body work. Might give me some ideas for my next build! Be interested to see how your transition from the wide arches goes into the skirts?? Are you putting some super wide skirts on? Will see what it looks like but I could be interested in a set of arches! That being said I have a slight twist in mind.. What is the green gunk you are using over the joint? The problem I had on mine is after a cople of months the filler decided to sink back a bit and you can see dimples where the rivets were and a slight line around the edge of the arch.. at some point I will redo it.. I presume there s a bodywork trick to avoid this happening?!

Keep up the amazing work!

Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 25, 2009, 05:23:22 PM
Quote from: leeroy_25;587241
Hey there.. Cannot wait to see some more body work. Might give me some ideas for my next build! Be interested to see how your transition from the wide arches goes into the skirts?? Are you putting some super wide skirts on? Will see what it looks like but I could be interested in a set of arches! That being said I have a slight twist in mind.. What is the green gunk you are using over the joint? The problem I had on mine is after a cople of months the filler decided to sink back a bit and you can see dimples where the rivets were and a slight line around the edge of the arch.. at some point I will redo it.. I presume there s a bodywork trick to avoid this happening?!

Keep up the amazing work!

Lee




I have used fiberglass and epoxy to glue the arch to the car, then I use fiberglass filler over the joint befor I use normal filler..:)


I don`t now how I`am going to do it with the skirts yet..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 26, 2009, 04:13:17 PM
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mph_saab on February 26, 2009, 06:23:24 PM
can you build me a car ? :p
 
I wish I had the patience to go as far as you have....car is going to be out of this world!!
 
Keep th updates coming :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 26, 2009, 08:18:33 PM
I can build if u pay...:D


Almost done with the rear flares..:Thumbs-up


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: trevtubby on February 27, 2009, 12:43:29 PM
Just out of curiosity, what kinda budget are you expecting to have spent on this car when finished? Ish.

It will be absolutely unbelievable, probably one of if not the best RX-7 in the world. Attention to detail ive seen is simply mind boggling.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Draco on February 27, 2009, 01:26:01 PM
well it has been a while since I looked at this post and  it looks like your still doing a grand job. it looks AWESOME
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 27, 2009, 04:34:18 PM
Quote from: trevtubby;587615
Just out of curiosity, what kinda budget are you expecting to have spent on this car when finished? Ish.

It will be absolutely unbelievable, probably one of if not the best RX-7 in the world. Attention to detail ive seen is simply mind boggling.



I really don`t have a budget, but I think I will pass £60-70k..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on February 27, 2009, 04:35:19 PM
Quote from: Draco;587624
well it has been a while since I looked at this post and  it looks like your still doing a grand job. it looks AWESOME





Thanx..:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on March 14, 2009, 05:07:09 PM
The engine is done...:chat




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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: gyles18 on March 14, 2009, 05:17:34 PM
stunning! a work of art! i havent written much but have watched this thread closely!

amazing job your doing there.....
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on March 14, 2009, 07:43:43 PM
that is porn of the first order.....you bucky lastard.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 07, 2009, 09:38:19 AM
I`m about to begin the making of the bracket for the front shocks...:Thumbs-up


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on April 07, 2009, 11:23:28 AM
looking awesome keep up the good work :cheers
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: trevtubby on April 07, 2009, 03:55:20 PM
Get the alternator polished up lol.

apart from that...perfek.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: nuki on April 07, 2009, 05:54:18 PM
read the whole thread today. hands up to this guy! This is fantastic work. absolutly fantastic cant wait for this monster of a motor to be cranked over for the first time :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 07, 2009, 06:22:26 PM
Thanx to all of u...:)


Did some more work today.
The car is now on the wheels in front...:King

It`s not done yet so it not that beautiful yet...:evillaugh


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on April 07, 2009, 07:50:26 PM
This is the best thread on this site.

I can\'t wait to see this finished / running, you should bring it to the UK and have a go in time attack !!!!!!

We\'d love to see that
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 07, 2009, 08:43:30 PM
Quote from: Red and Single;596971
This is the best thread on this site.

I can\'t wait to see this finished / running, you should bring it to the UK and have a go in time attack !!!!!!

We\'d love to see that



Thanx mate...:)

U never know, mabye I show up in the UK...:cool
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 07, 2009, 08:48:40 PM
Did some more work tonight...:Giggle

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 22, 2009, 03:43:01 PM
Brakets for the front suspension almost done, just some grinding left.
I will weld one more tube on there, but have to wait for the engine to go in first..

I was hoping to get some more suspension parts from AtomicRex, but it doesnt look like i will.
Jon won`t replay my messages on MSN either.


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Archbish on April 22, 2009, 04:07:29 PM
this is probably a daft noddy question, but how are you getting the geometry correct?  Presumably measuring from various notable body points, or is there some other magical "using the force" way of doing it??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 22, 2009, 04:09:00 PM
Quote from: Archbish;601440
this is probably a daft noddy question, but how are you getting the geometry correct?  Presumably measuring from various notable body points, or is there some other magical "using the force" way of doing it??




Dont think I really understand what u meen?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 22, 2009, 04:14:20 PM
I have never changed the geometry of the car..

The upper and lower arms are in stock posision, only thing I`ve changed is the pick up point on the dampers infront.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on April 22, 2009, 04:49:43 PM
I have to ask..... what wheels are those on the front hubs??? Loving the dish, they are awsome!!!!! and are you going to be running the full set or have you only got the fronts??? coz if that is the dish for the fronts...... wow the rears must resemble a bin!!!

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Archbish on April 22, 2009, 04:56:05 PM
Sorry, that was badly asked question - the upper mounts for the suspension struts (not to mention lower arms, etc, etc).  How have you ensured that you\'ve got them in the stock positions?  They are points in 3 dimensions, and presumably they have to be accurate, so how have you measured to those points?  I guess you measured from a number of fixed spots on the remaining chassis before cutting the front off, or made a jig or something?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 22, 2009, 05:04:50 PM
Quote from: Archbish;601478
Sorry, that was badly asked question - the upper mounts for the suspension struts (not to mention lower arms, etc, etc).  How have you ensured that you\'ve got them in the stock positions?  They are points in 3 dimensions, and presumably they have to be accurate, so how have you measured to those points?  I guess you measured from a number of fixed spots on the remaining chassis before cutting the front off, or made a jig or something?




Because I havent done anything with them, they are in same place as they when they came from Mazda..

Only thing I`ve cut off is the inner fender, the mounts for the lower arms and upper arms was left as they where..
So one more time, I have not changed anything else than the pick up point for the strut..

And the wheels stays where it always has been..

If I would have cut off the hole front of the car, and made a full tubeframe.
Then I would have needed to get the car in a Jig.

But when I left the brakets for the suspension alone, then I don`t need to..
The only thing I`ve really done infront is lift the pickup point of the damper about 5cm or 2"...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on April 22, 2009, 08:41:24 PM
Just to add to what vest says - archbish,

Within reason the top mount postion for the damper is not that critical.. If it was less vertical it would just mean it\'s working angle was not very good and a heavier spring rate was required. But we are talking moving it quite a lot. The wishbone setup on an FD is not like a MacPherson Strut on a regular car where the position would be a bit more critical as it would affect wheel camber and so on.

And by the way Vest this thread is awesome. I was pleased with my build thread until I saw this one!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: antnicuk on April 22, 2009, 09:05:13 PM
Bish is probably getting confused with first and 2nd gen rx7s which is a Mcpherson strut design where movement of the top of the shock changes the camber and in turn geomitry
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Archbish on April 22, 2009, 09:12:40 PM
I\'m actually still trying to figure out where the two pieces of string that attach to the back of each wheel onto the plank are, and where they are going to go through the firewall...  and those are the phatest pram wheels I\'ve ever seen, and I\'ve never, ever come across a carbon fibre soap box before!! *grin*

seriously tho, I didn\'t realise the original lower suspension supports were still in place, but I did think the position of the top of the struts would be critical - please don\'t think I\'m bringing it down, it\'s merely hoping to learn more about this stuff!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on April 22, 2009, 09:55:18 PM
Hmm.. I made a carbon fibre soap box once! Them were the days!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 22, 2009, 10:22:12 PM
Quote from: Archbish;601569
I\'m actually still trying to figure out where the two pieces of string that attach to the back of each wheel onto the plank are, and where they are going to go through the firewall...  and those are the phatest pram wheels I\'ve ever seen, and I\'ve never, ever come across a carbon fibre soap box before!! *grin*

seriously tho, I didn\'t realise the original lower suspension supports were still in place, but I did think the position of the top of the struts would be critical - please don\'t think I\'m bringing it down, it\'s merely hoping to learn more about this stuff!!



Why would the struts be in a critical posison?

I really can`t see the problem, the strust are in stock posision.
Just moved 2" up..
I know that the wishbone isnt in an idle posison, but I will fiks..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: topi on April 24, 2009, 01:12:37 PM
Nowegians ROCK at cars! Haha.

Are they 16x9 Borbets?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 24, 2009, 01:16:32 PM
Quote from: topi;602100
Nowegians ROCK at cars! Haha.

Are they 16x9 Borbets?



Thanx..:yes

Yes they are 16x9 borbet A, really Mercedes wheels...:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: topi on April 24, 2009, 01:39:37 PM
I\'ve been really trying to find pictures of FD\'s on proper sized wheels like that! Are they ET10 or something? I found some nice 16x8 ET0s that I think would suit well.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 24, 2009, 01:41:26 PM
Quote from: topi;602107
I\'ve been really trying to find pictures of FD\'s on proper sized wheels like that! Are they ET10 or something? I found some nice 16x8 ET0s that I think would suit well.




They are ET15 actually..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 25, 2009, 09:32:29 AM
Today I kicked my self in the ass for not doing anything with the car when im off work...:2Mad

So I thought I would finish the rear fenders today..


As u can see there are alot of room..:)
Wheels are 16x9 ET15.

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Im almoste done with the right fender..

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 25, 2009, 02:22:20 PM
Finally done with the left side, only one more to go..:Giggle

 

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 25, 2009, 05:00:47 PM
Now Im done with the right side too...:Thumbs-up


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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on April 25, 2009, 07:30:39 PM
Get on with this project please, I wish I had a car of this potential.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 25, 2009, 07:36:39 PM
Quote from: Red and Single;602488
Get on with this project please, I wish I had a car of this potential.



Working on it..:wiggle


I would have had the engine if it wasnt for ....ing Neukin ....ed me on the intercooler.
So I hade to get Richard at Green Brothers Racing to make me a new one, so now I know I will get it..:Thumbsup!

But lost $1000 on that ....er who runs Neukin...:Grrr

Sorry all the bad words..:rolleyes:
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on April 26, 2009, 07:38:46 PM
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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 09, 2009, 01:42:40 PM
Just ordered a new better spray gun than the noe I have today..

Mabye I can get the car primed next weekend..:)

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Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 11, 2009, 07:44:40 PM
Good news.


Just got words from NZ, and the engine is going to be pick up and shipped on wednesday..:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: tinker-27 on May 11, 2009, 11:51:36 PM
just going back to the front wishbone angle and rack position if you have lowered it by 2" are you going to have bump steer problems ? if you are running out of adjustment i have some track rod ends that lower the position to help this problem, let mt know if you need any.     ps good work !!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 12, 2009, 03:41:49 AM
Quote from: tinker-27;606943
just going back to the front wishbone angle and rack position if you have lowered it by 2" are you going to have bump steer problems ? if you are running out of adjustment i have some track rod ends that lower the position to help this problem, let mt know if you need any.     ps good work !!!




Thanx,

I really don`t know if I`m going to get bump steering yet.
But I would be interrested in some track rods just in case.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 12, 2009, 04:02:32 AM
Just ordered 3 mufflers that can be rebuildt today.

We will probably make the exhaust so I can take on and off two of the mufflers...:Thumbs-up

So I can be on the limit of the noise restriction on the different tracks..:3gears-rh
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on May 12, 2009, 10:23:40 AM
What sort of spraygun is that? :2Confused
Would have thought to get the best finish you would have gone with more of a pro spraygun, like a DeVilbiss GTi Pro?! :)

http://devilbisseu.com/cat.aspx?id=138



Quote from: vest_racing;606357
Just ordered a new better spray gun than the noe I have today..

Mabye I can get the car primed next weekend..:)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Lakk/LakkspryteSS-1303WHG.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 12, 2009, 01:20:16 PM
Quote from: fil_auto;607000
What sort of spraygun is that? :2Confused
Would have thought to get the best finish you would have gone with more of a pro spraygun, like a DeVilbiss GTi Pro?! :)

http://devilbisseu.com/cat.aspx?id=138



well it`s the same price on these two, so I would think it`s more than good for my part..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: fil_auto on May 12, 2009, 01:47:35 PM
Fair enough the bud - can\'t wait to see more of the car / progress / paint etc etc :)

Quote from: vest_racing;607040
well it`s the same price on these two, so I would think it`s more than good for my part..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 14, 2009, 03:28:08 PM
My engine has now left the Green Brothers workshop in New Zealand..:Giggle

Hope to have the engine shortly..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kieron on May 15, 2009, 04:14:48 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;607674
My engine has now left the Green Brothers workshop in New Zealand..:Giggle

Hope to have the engine shortly..:yes


Cant wait for pictures! :Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 29, 2009, 08:56:57 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0081.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0083.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0084.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0094.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0095.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0096.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0085.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0086.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0087.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0088.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 29, 2009, 08:58:29 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0089.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0090.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0091.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0092.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Motor%20ankommet/DSC_0093.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on May 29, 2009, 09:13:19 PM
oooooooooooooooooo, much shinyness ;) LOL

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ada7 on May 29, 2009, 09:22:16 PM
Thats engine is just a work of art! Gonna put hard work to keep it looking like that.

Adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on May 29, 2009, 09:48:52 PM
that engine looks AMAZING!!!!!!! you must have a very large budget for this build
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ashc on May 29, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
wow, greatness !
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Red and Single on May 29, 2009, 10:23:35 PM
You sir are a lucky man, how much was your engine delivered ?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 30, 2009, 07:05:41 AM
Quote from: Red and Single;611922
You sir are a lucky man, how much was your engine delivered ?


If anyone want to know the cost of the engine they can contact me on msn or mail at vest_racing@hotmail.com



Cheers
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 30, 2009, 07:06:28 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Burns%20Stainless/DSC_0098.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Burns%20Stainless/DSC_0099.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Burns%20Stainless/DSC_0100.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Burns%20Stainless/DSC_0097.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 31, 2009, 02:49:39 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0108.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0109.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0110.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0111.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0112.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0113.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Ada7 on May 31, 2009, 10:24:52 PM
How much longer do you think its going to take you to complete it now?

Adam
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on May 31, 2009, 10:35:07 PM
Quote from: Ada7;612340
How much longer do you think its going to take you to complete it now?

Adam


Hope to running and tuned this summer..:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 01, 2009, 08:03:26 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20June%202009/DSC_0140.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20June%202009/DSC_0153.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20June%202009/DSC_0154.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20June%202009/DSC_0157.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20June%202009/DSC_0156.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 01, 2009, 11:03:56 PM
Anyone know where I can buy some stuff to dress up my wire harness?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on June 01, 2009, 11:11:07 PM
http://www.autoelectrics.net/wiring.html (http://www.autoelectrics.net/wiring.html)
i used vehicle wiring products but their new site apprear to be down

http://wwww.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/ (http://wwww.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 01, 2009, 11:13:50 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;612603
http://www.autoelectrics.net/wiring.html (http://www.autoelectrics.net/wiring.html)
i used vehicle wiring products but their new site apprear to be down

http://wwww.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/ (http://wwww.vehicle-wiring-products.co.uk/)



Thanx...:)

But looks like both the pages are down..:3Confused
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on June 01, 2009, 11:14:20 PM
first one is working now, my mistake lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 01, 2009, 11:16:04 PM
Quote from: karl_tate;612606
first one is working now, my mistake lol


Good, thanx...:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on June 01, 2009, 11:16:59 PM
no problem, not a very good site though
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 01, 2009, 11:54:04 PM
I placed a order here https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk ...:Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 03, 2009, 12:49:27 PM
Have made some brakets for the ECU/CDI box and the coils today..


Some pics:


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0158.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0159.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0162.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0160.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0161.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0163.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0164.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0165.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/3%20June%202009/DSC_0166.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 04, 2009, 12:45:15 PM
Got a new tool today..:Thumbsup!


Esab AC/DC tig..:Santa


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Esab%20sveis/DSC_0168.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kieron on June 04, 2009, 01:41:36 PM
Love this build thread :Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: exige on June 04, 2009, 05:40:48 PM
I fitted spotlights to my fd today.......anyone want to see a picture???
God, I wishh I had your skill, money and patients....mouthwateringly gorgeous
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 04, 2009, 10:30:42 PM
Today I`ve made a battery box, and I made a singel windsrceen wiper..:)

Hade to move the wiper motor because of the cage, so I made a singel wiper at the same time..:icon_tup:

This wiper is custom, and wipes the hole front window..:)

Pics:


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0171.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0172.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0174.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0175.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0176.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0170.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0178.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0184.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0185.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0186.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0187.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/4%20June%202009/DSC_0188.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: chrisJDM on June 04, 2009, 10:56:49 PM
good work, nothing is going to survive being modified even the wipers hehe :Thumbsup!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on June 05, 2009, 01:28:47 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/30%20Mai%202009/DSC_0109.jpg)

your tracking is well out lol!

that engine is sexy!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 05, 2009, 09:41:23 AM
I have to modify everything, because something is always blocking for it...:Giggle


Yes the wheels are an in or two off.. :Giggle



What is the best radiator to use? anyone knows?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 05, 2009, 08:29:27 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0190.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0191.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0195.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0192.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0193.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0194.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0196.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0197.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20June%202009/DSC_0198.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on June 06, 2009, 04:35:42 PM
if it was me i would wrap that engine in masking tape while you work around it stop you scratching or damaging that lovely polishing!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on June 21, 2009, 08:31:04 PM
I`ve got some comments on my heavy battery box, so I`ve started making a new one in alu.:rollin

Also made a new water tank for the WI..:Thumbs-up

And yes its amature alu welding..:D


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20June%202009/DSC_0202.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20June%202009/DSC_0205.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/21%20June%202009/DSC_0203.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 14, 2009, 09:55:20 AM
The new Intercooler.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Green%20Brothers%20Intercooler/DSC08272.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Green%20Brothers%20Intercooler/DSC08273.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Green%20Brothers%20Intercooler/DSC08275.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Green%20Brothers%20Intercooler/DSC08276.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Green%20Brothers%20Intercooler/DSC08277.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 17, 2009, 06:14:57 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0206.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0207.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0208.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0209.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0210.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0211.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/17%20July%202009/DSC_0212.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on July 17, 2009, 06:27:35 PM
Think your oil might run hot with those coolers :P
Awsome bit of kit mate.... can\'t wait to see it finished!

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: mph_saab on July 17, 2009, 06:35:20 PM
how many rows are those coolers? they are huge :p
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Kieron on July 17, 2009, 07:01:30 PM
someone has veen busy :) keep it up.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 17, 2009, 08:01:48 PM
The oil coolers are 34 rows..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 19, 2009, 12:20:15 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20July%202009/DSC_0213.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20July%202009/DSC_0214.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20July%202009/DSC_0215.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/18%20July%202009/DSC_0216.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 29, 2009, 03:37:58 PM
Got some parts from Atomicrex today..:Laugh

The steering rack looks great..:)

The brake kit I`m very disappointed of..:2Mad

First is the front brakes, they are 360mmx32mm and has a 6 pot caliper.
But the pads are much smaller then AP Racing are using on there 330mmx30mm 6 pot caliper kit.
And then the rear caliper don`t fit the braket that I got..:eek:
To fit the rear caliper pad I have to grind off the pads, because of the bolts that holds the caliper to the car..:2eek

And last I didnt get the suspension arms for the rear of the car..:(

Some pics:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0218.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0219.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0220.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0221.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0223.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0222.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0224.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0225.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0226.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0227.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/29%20july%202009/DSC_0228.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: tinker-27 on July 29, 2009, 04:07:16 PM
your back shocks are on the wrong side the res goes inside as the wheel wont go on ,they are very clos to the body when in the down position,
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 29, 2009, 04:08:27 PM
Quote from: tinker-27;630519
your back shocks are on the wrong side the res goes inside as the wheel wont go on ,they are very clos to the body when in the down position,


Yes I know, but they are just put in..
I havnt bolted them yet..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 29, 2009, 09:14:52 PM
Can A Mod Delete This Tread!!!!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on July 29, 2009, 09:21:25 PM
why delete it? its a good thread!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 29, 2009, 09:25:15 PM
Personal reasons..



Please delete!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Jono FD3 on July 29, 2009, 09:44:39 PM
if it get\'s deleted.. will we still have updates on this awsome project??
You realy are a class act with the mods on this mental thing! be sad to see this go :(

Jono
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on July 29, 2009, 10:59:19 PM
dont see why you would want this thread deleted??

you have a wicked build and have just been supplied some substandard parts....
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: arrouk on July 30, 2009, 08:31:59 AM
please dont get the mods to detete this thread, i have realy enjoyed seeing this monster come togeather.

matt
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: leeroy_25 on July 30, 2009, 01:52:47 PM
I will certainly be sorry to see this thread go as well.. I hope nothing bad has happened to give you reason to want to delete it.

All the best whatever your final decision.


Regards
Lee
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: BlitzBoy on July 30, 2009, 02:14:25 PM
why delete, Im loving this build thread! keep going dude we want to see the finished car in the end
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on July 30, 2009, 04:55:31 PM
Don\'t delete please.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on July 30, 2009, 05:33:59 PM
dito - I\'m following each update from this thread... would be a shame to see it go or have no further updates :(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: najiru on July 30, 2009, 06:15:15 PM
So many people must be following this! We all want to see how it goes, be a great shame if something has happened to stop the updates or worse delete the thread :(
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Rzla on July 30, 2009, 07:42:10 PM
YOU CAN\'T DELETE!
Nooooooo this is one of the best build threads ever
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 09, 2009, 03:07:34 PM
As the moderators don`t want to exept my request I just aswell can update here too..


And here are the containers for brake fluid in..:)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20august%202009/DSC_0237.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/1%20august%202009/DSC_0238.jpg)


Today I have ordered 80m of steel braided teflon hose for my fuel and oiling...:)

And I got the new tubes for the exhaust manifold, was hoping to get the Turbo this week.
But I don`t think thst will happend..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20August%202009/DSC_0246.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/5%20August%202009/DSC_0245.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 09, 2009, 03:08:40 PM
Got the tracking number for the intercooler and the turbo, so that is on it`s way..:)

Also got my new Handbrake today..:icon_tup:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/7%20august%202009/DSC_0251.jpg)

Made braket for the handbrake today.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0252.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0253.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0254.jpg)



And here is a valve that will be fitted where the on the brake line betwen the hand brake and brakeline that runs to the rear..
Will prevent full lock off rear wheels..:)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0255.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0256.jpg)




Also got some Methanol today, this is for mixing the solarflux..


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0257.jpg)


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0258.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/8%20August%202009/DSC_0259.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: shaunwil on August 09, 2009, 03:32:06 PM
Are you going for a drift setup having the handbrake that way ?

Looking awesome as always, glad your still updating :D

Shaun
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: captainbizzaro on August 09, 2009, 03:32:39 PM
:waveGlad you\'re still updating mate, keep them coming it\'d be a great shame to lose this thread.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 09, 2009, 03:47:20 PM
Quote from: shaunwil;633172
Are you going for a drift setup having the handbrake that way ?

Looking awesome as always, glad your still updating :D

Shaun



No drift setup.. Just put it that way for fun..:Laugh


Looks like I have to modify the rear brakets for the coilovers too..
The Nitrons are way to long for my setup, and there are no hight adjusting on them.

So then I have to cut and weld in the back too.. :cool
In front I moved the brakets up about 2-2.5".
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: brophy320 on August 09, 2009, 08:58:19 PM
AWESOME THREAD!!!!!!
 
just read all of it and a lot of respect for all the work you have done, so happy you kept updating and will be keeping an eye on this
 
Again well done AMAZING WORK!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: rotary3 on August 09, 2009, 09:44:59 PM
I love your car so far. Keep up the great work!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on August 10, 2009, 11:17:19 AM
Still loving the work and that your updating again! :D:D:D:D:D :Party :Party :Party
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 13, 2009, 10:56:17 AM
The turbo is here..:Thumbs-up


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0261.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0262.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0263.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: AtomicRex on August 13, 2009, 11:14:01 AM
I dont think those photos do the size of the turbo justice!
 
With regards to the Nitrons...what is wrong with them at the rear?
 
You cant alter the physical length of any damper unit, as that would require you to cut the rod.  Have you altered the pick up points at the rear?  If so....may have been a good idea to have told me about that before ordering?? :p
 
You can drop the height though on the spring platforms.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 13, 2009, 11:25:24 AM
Quote from: AtomicRex;634176
I dont think those photos do the size of the turbo justice!
 
With regards to the Nitrons...what is wrong with them at the rear?
 
You cant alter the physical length of any damper unit, as that would require you to cut the rod.  Have you altered the pick up points at the rear?  If so....may have been a good idea to have told me about that before ordering?? :p
 
You can drop the height though on the spring platforms.



I will take some other pics of the Turbo when I get home from work..

Nothing wrong with the Nitrons, just that the car is to high in the rear..:cool

So I will just lift the pickup point at the top on the car..
U shouldnt lower the car by droping the tension bolts on the springs..


On hight adj coilovers they adjust it on the lower part of the damper, the lower part of the damper is like a nut..:Laugh
Was hard to find the words..:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 13, 2009, 12:08:02 PM
Turbo.,

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0268.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0269.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Turbo%20Intercooler/DSC_0270.jpg)


Teflon hoses.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/13%20August%202009/DSC_0264.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/13%20August%202009/DSC_0265.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/13%20August%202009/DSC_0267.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 13, 2009, 02:43:40 PM
dropping the spring platform takes the preload off the springs though doesnt it?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 13, 2009, 02:47:39 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;634179
I will take some other pics of the Turbo when I get home from work..

Nothing wrong with the Nitrons, just that the car is to high in the rear..:cool

So I will just lift the pickup point at the top on the car..
U shouldnt lower the car by droping the tension bolts on the springs..


On hight adj coilovers they adjust it on the lower part of the damper, the lower part of the damper is like a nut..:Laugh
Was hard to find the words..:rollin


yeh just what i was saying if you drop the height by lowering the spring platform it will take the preload off the spring and on full extension the spring could rattle around... as said on height adjustable coilovers the bottom bracket is on a seperate collar which allows you to keep spring preload and adjust the height...

like on these...

(http://www.driftworks.co.uk/catalog/images/large/250/HSDFC3Sc)

(http://www.driftworks.co.uk/catalog/images/large/250/HSD250-BottomMounts.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 14, 2009, 01:40:24 AM
Yes that was what I was trying to say..:Thumbs-up
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 15, 2009, 10:04:13 PM
Intercooler is here..:chat

Got the WI from Rice Racing too..
Was supose to be a kit, but it didnt contain any water pump or info what so ever..:xconfused

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/012.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/011.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/010.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/014.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/013.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/15%20August%202009/015.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Erdin on August 15, 2009, 11:23:02 PM
wht turbo is that?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 15, 2009, 11:24:38 PM
Quote from: Erdin;634879
wht turbo is that?



Gt4202R with Tial 1.00 exhaust housing.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Erdin on August 15, 2009, 11:25:47 PM
nice turbo i have one too:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on August 16, 2009, 10:28:23 AM
nice couple of updates there :D

that intercooler is fapping mahoosive :eek: very nice

shame about the WI pump, what is going to happen??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: marco on August 16, 2009, 11:03:48 AM
rice racings kit doesnt use a pump- uses the manifold pressure to spray the water in preturbo. (IIRC)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: dthebuk on August 16, 2009, 11:26:31 AM
I don\'t think ive ever seen an intercooler that big...ever!!
 
its looking good. Also the HSD\'s above are very good coilovers and they are half the price of most. Also agree with the above, on a strack beast, you\'d want to preload to keep it stiff, though im sure you know this anyway!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 16, 2009, 12:35:34 PM
Quote from: marco;634922
rice racings kit doesnt use a pump- uses the manifold pressure to spray the water in preturbo. (IIRC)



Yes I found this out too..:rollin
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: slingo on August 16, 2009, 12:37:06 PM
surely only half the intercooler is going to be affective ! are you using that bumper ?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 16, 2009, 12:48:06 PM
Quote from: slingo;634948
surely only half the intercooler is going to be affective ! are you using that bumper ?



Yes I\'am going to use that bumper..:yes

But will be modified abit..:Giggle
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: marco on August 16, 2009, 01:36:12 PM
so you spraying preturbo then? water only?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 16, 2009, 03:02:14 PM
Quote from: marco;634955
so you spraying preturbo then? water only?


I was planing on using water.

But I don`t know if I will be using this kit.
Will probably fill my intercooler with water.. :3Confused
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: slingo on August 16, 2009, 07:23:06 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;634966
I was planing on using water.
 
But I don`t know if I will be using this kit.
Will probably fill my intercooler with water.. :3Confused

shouldnt worry to much it will take 20 litres of water to fill it up :Giggle cheese hole the front bumper,i like that look
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 16, 2009, 08:22:37 PM
Quote from: dthebuk;634929
I don\'t think ive ever seen an intercooler that big...ever!!
 
its looking good. Also the HSD\'s above are very good coilovers and they are half the price of most. Also agree with the above, on a strack beast, you\'d want to preload to keep it stiff, though im sure you know this anyway!!

to be honest i would of thought atomicrex would know this aswell seeing as they are making track cars and supplied the coilovers....
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 21, 2009, 04:56:13 PM
Done some work on the manifold..:yes

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0271.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0272.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 21, 2009, 07:15:02 PM
ur engine is soooo nice!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 22, 2009, 05:11:37 PM
Manifold is done..:Thumbsup!


(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0273.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0274.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0275.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0276.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0277.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0278.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0279.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Exhaust%20manifold/DSC_0280.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 22, 2009, 06:09:52 PM
are you gonna coat the manifold?? also have you made bracing for it?? that turbo is huge lol! what sort of power are you looking to get?? also forgive me if i missed it but what porting did u have done on the engine?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 22, 2009, 07:15:35 PM
Quote from: MaLicE;636714
are you gonna coat the manifold?? also have you made bracing for it?? that turbo is huge lol! what sort of power are you looking to get?? also forgive me if i missed it but what porting did u have done on the engine?


Just going to wrap the manifold and the downpipe..

Power is 700-800whp.
Porting is P-ports..:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 22, 2009, 07:22:12 PM
wicked! cant wait to see it finished and hear that beast running you have to get videos for us all! i have to say its one of the best looking engines i have ever seen...
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 12:14:32 AM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/23%20August%202009/DSC_0282.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/23%20August%202009/DSC_0283.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/23%20August%202009/DSC_0281.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 23, 2009, 12:25:32 AM
ok this is a random request but could you put a cd next to your turbo and next to the intercooler to just show a good comparison for the size lol... both look massive but i cant work out how massive lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 12:34:49 AM
Quote from: MaLicE;636813
ok this is a random request but could you put a cd next to your turbo and next to the intercooler to just show a good comparison for the size lol... both look massive but i cant work out how massive lol


I`ll see if I remember to do it tomorrow..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 05:17:33 PM
Here are the cd pics u requested..



(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Size%20Turbo%20and%20Intercooler/DSC_0284.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Size%20Turbo%20and%20Intercooler/DSC_0286.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Size%20Turbo%20and%20Intercooler/DSC_0285.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 23, 2009, 05:27:58 PM
would it not of been better using a smaller hight intercooler with a thicker core? as you are going to have restricted airflow due to the bumper anyways?
 
stunning fabrication on the car tho mate!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 05:55:27 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;636965
would it not of been better using a smaller hight intercooler with a thicker core? as you are going to have restricted airflow due to the bumper anyways?
 
stunning fabrication on the car tho mate!


Well I wouldnt be able to fit a thicker core.. It`s 5" the one I have..
And it will get the air it need, will be cutting a bigger hole in the front bumper.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on August 23, 2009, 06:11:42 PM
ah okay mate, 5" core, bloody hell those picks do not do it justice! would love to see it in the flesh!

i would be carefull with cutting the hole on such a sexy front bumper, but then again its a Go car and not a Show car!
 
keep it up!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 11:17:49 PM
Quote from: ENVYD;636977
ah okay mate, 5" core, bloody hell those picks do not do it justice! would love to see it in the flesh!

i would be carefull with cutting the hole on such a sexy front bumper, but then again its a Go car and not a Show car!
 
keep it up!


Mabye I should take my HD camcorder and take a walk around video of the car..:D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 23, 2009, 11:18:25 PM
Hade to get a new fastner for the trottle wire as I couldnt find the ends for the wire to fit on the ball joint on the trottle bodie..

So I got this:
And it looks to work great.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/23%20August%202009/DSC_0287.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/23%20August%202009/DSC_0288.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: shaunwil on August 24, 2009, 08:03:48 AM
Looking fab. I\'ve had a throttle like that on the FB for the past 2 yrs and has never missed a beat ! Looking amazing as always. What kind of power are aiming for when its complete ?

Shaun
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 25, 2009, 02:11:41 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0292.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0293.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0294.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0295.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0296.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0297.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0299.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0300.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 25, 2009, 02:14:06 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0301.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0302.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0303.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0304.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0305.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0306.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0307.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0308.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on August 25, 2009, 02:22:17 PM
(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/25%20August%202009/DSC_0294.jpg)

random question what is that sensor for as mine just broke :( well snapped...

ok and thanks for the cd pics... WOW!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: AtomicRex on August 25, 2009, 02:31:45 PM
Lars
 
Not sure if it is too late, but your secondary injectors atomise far better if they are angled away from the flow of air.
 
Read the book I sent you by Corky Bell :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: antnicuk on August 25, 2009, 03:34:34 PM
looking nice and tidy

(sensor is for water temp)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: najiru on August 25, 2009, 08:15:37 PM
Awesome as ever, can\'t believe the size of that IC!! :mmmm
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 30, 2009, 01:44:25 PM
Looks like I will be running a new fuel pump setup with mechanical fuel pump.
As the electrical fuel pump setup would have drawn abut 100-120amps..:Laugh


Anyone running mechanical fuelpumps in UK?




What colour should I get on the wheels??

The car will be Orange...:Laugh




(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Carbon%20wheels/CarbonSilver.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Carbon%20wheels/Carbonblack.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Carbon%20wheels/Carboncrom.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/Carbon%20wheels/Carbongr.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: karl_tate on August 30, 2009, 02:46:12 PM
unsure about fuel pumps but carbon fibre wheels :eek :D :D :D

got to be black btw :yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Erdin on August 30, 2009, 05:09:18 PM
vest what elect fuel pump was you going to use? Im going to be using 3 pumps my self, will i need to use a bigger Alternator?.

2 x xs 18203
1 x in tank nippon denso pump
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on August 30, 2009, 05:16:15 PM
Quote from: Erdin;638484
vest what elect fuel pump was you going to use? Im going to be using 3 pumps my self, will i need to use a bigger Alternator?.

2 x xs 18203
1 x in tank nippon denso pump




Sure u will be ok..

I was going to use 3 x Aeromotive A1000 and on A2000..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on August 31, 2009, 07:13:08 AM
Quote from: vest_racing;637074
Mabye I should take my HD camcorder and take a walk around video of the car..:D


PLEASE do :D :Thumbsup! :mmmm loving the work BTW:yes
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: antnicuk on August 31, 2009, 05:38:09 PM
reworx are using a mechanical pump on their rx8 3 rotor drag car
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on September 06, 2009, 02:44:16 PM
Hope to get some hoses done when i`m at work.

Will use Teflon hoses and crimp fittings on everything..:Thumbs-up

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0313.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0314.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0315.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0317.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0319.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/6%20September%202009/DSC_0318.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on September 07, 2009, 12:11:23 AM
this will easily be one of the best rx7\'s in the world once done mate!! really love this build! you\'re work is outstanding!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: ENVYD on October 18, 2009, 09:39:38 PM
anymore updates on this mate?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: rx7boy on December 06, 2009, 01:59:59 AM
Knock Knock Anybody there !! :god:god:god
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on December 07, 2009, 09:16:01 PM
Quote from: rx7boy;658104
Knock Knock Anybody there !! :god:god:god


Thats weird was chatting to a mate about this thread yesterday and said it needed to be bumped!

Bump again! any more progress made?

Are you going to Gatbil in 2010 would love to see it?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 17, 2010, 08:37:52 PM
Havent sold yet...:p

This thing is taking forever to finish..:lol:

But I`ve made new brakets for the oil coolers..:)

I will try to have the car up and running next spring..:blush:

I also invested in a new trailer so I can move the car without having to borrow a trailer..:)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/IMAG0054.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/IMAG0056.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/IMAG0055.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/IMAG0058.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/IMAG0057.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/12%20September%202010/92_574744069.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Nik da Greek on October 17, 2010, 08:43:47 PM
Weird, I just saw on RX7-club yesterday that you\'d started work on this again, and thought "excellent" and " wow, forgotten how awesome this car was". Glad to see you\'re back on track again mate
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: captainbizzaro on October 17, 2010, 08:46:07 PM
Would it be wrong to share my appreciation for that trailer?! Fair play.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on October 17, 2010, 09:21:05 PM
Quote from: captainbizzaro;721732
Would it be wrong to share my appreciation for that trailer?! Fair play.



Why should it be?...;)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: jimmydanny on November 26, 2010, 05:12:54 AM
Sweet car man! Would like to see that engine in my FC!

[norwegian]Håper du ikke gir der med denne, du er nært! Har sett mye fint av RX7er, men denne tar kaka[/norwegian]

[translation]Hope you dont give up with this one, you\'re close! Seen loads of nice RX7\'s, but this one is the ultimate (literally taking the cake lol)[/translation]

GLHF!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 20, 2011, 10:55:55 PM
Just took the car out of winter garage last week..:)


Will poste some pics when I find the cable to my camera..:2Confused
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 20, 2011, 11:01:12 PM
i remembr this project!! back from the ashes! huge PPs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on July 20, 2011, 11:01:27 PM
wow glad to see you are back!! did you sort out the issues you had with a trader??
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 20, 2011, 11:03:26 PM
Quote from: MaLicE;777343
wow glad to see you are back!! did you sort out the issues you had with a trader??




No not sorted yet, but that`s more my fault..:evillaugh

But will start working on the car again now..
Don`t see the point of it just sitting in the garage... :spank
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: MaLicE on July 20, 2011, 11:19:47 PM
poss one of my fav builds lol!! you need to finish it :)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 20, 2011, 11:25:55 PM
Quote from: MaLicE;777349
poss one of my fav builds lol!! you need to finish it :)


Yes I need to do that..:rollin

I`ve tried too send a mail to Jon at AtomicRex, but no nothing happends.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: AtomicRex on July 21, 2011, 09:13:39 AM
1st email in a year ;) lol
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: goldk28611 on July 21, 2011, 09:32:08 AM
good to see you\'re back in action. Looking forward to seeing the end result!  been following this thread since the beginning!
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 22, 2011, 10:36:42 PM
I hope to get the tubes for the new manifold on monday.

Will be a very simpel design, only thin is the turbo will be very close to the inlet runners..

So have to make a heat shield in a metal that dont conduct heat very good..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 25, 2011, 11:13:03 PM
anyone know where I can buy a bracket to get the altinator on the left side of the engine?
I know xtreme rotaries have, but the shipping is very expensive.
So was hoping to get it abit closer..:)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: rx7boy on July 26, 2011, 01:03:02 AM
Quote from: vest_racing;778232
anyone know where I can buy a bracket to get the altinator on the left side of the engine?
I know xtreme rotaries have, but the shipping is very expensive.
So was hoping to get it abit closer..:)


Surely if you adding a turbo then the manifold and turbo will foul the alternator if it\'s on the left hand side ?
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 26, 2011, 01:04:57 AM
Quote from: rx7boy;778246
Surely if you adding a turbo then the manifold and turbo will foul the alternator if it\'s on the left hand side ?



The turbo is on the right side on a rotary..:WaveBye
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 26, 2011, 02:13:55 PM
Got new tubes for the manifold today..:)

But I`m thinking of ordering a collector too, so the manifold will be done right..:Giggle

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/DSC_0804.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/DSC_0803.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 27, 2011, 09:18:24 PM
Today I did some work on the Carbon dash, I regret that I didn`t spesified that I wanted it in one piece..
It`s not possible to get it together as it should be.

So it looks like I just have to find the filler and use that in the gaps, and flock the hole dash..

I have used one layer of fiberglass on the back of the dash to make it stronger..

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20dash/DSC_0805.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20dash/DSC_0806.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20dash/DSC_0807.jpg)

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c21/vest_racing/CF%20dash/DSC_0808.jpg)
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: dthebuk on July 27, 2011, 10:33:21 PM
welcome back! i remeber reading this thread like what, a year or 2 ago? :D
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: memski on July 27, 2011, 10:50:55 PM
Quote from: vest_racing;778232
anyone know where I can buy a bracket to get the altinator on the left side of the engine?
I know xtreme rotaries have, but the shipping is very expensive.
So was hoping to get it abit closer..:)


I believe kev/billetbitz does, not sure if he\'s on here or fduk the most. Worth a try.
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: vest_racing on July 28, 2011, 03:22:22 AM
Quote from: memski;778668
I believe kev/billetbitz does, not sure if he\'s on here or fduk the most. Worth a try.




Ok thanx...:Thumbs-up

AtomicRex hade something planed too..
Title: Pix of my FD..
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on January 13, 2014, 04:21:00 PM
Any updates?