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Cars by Model Type => 3rd generation RX-7's => Topic started by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:08:18 PM

Title: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:08:18 PM
Well halve the problem with buying a car unseen is taking great faith in the honesty of the seller and i can say im very happy car as described and personally like to thank Bombfish. no nasty surprises which is great, cars start hot n cold and no excessive smoke at all.

There are numerous small jobs todo before presenting for mot and and couple of biggies....need to get a clutch pedal as its on the floor and lighting doing some funny things.

Its dirty and tarnished due to be sat but a plethora of quality parts.

pics tell the story i cant do much till im fully fit but i manage a quick wash.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2013.09.57_zpsbnurgfpo.jpg)


(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2013.19.31_zpspnx9jbdp.jpg)
get some autosol in here and lashings of wd40.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:10:39 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2013.28.04_zpstkmdv9ub.jpg)
chewing the fat with the saved rx8 who is off on wednesday to a new life in Southend on Sea.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2013.52.31_zpssmps7gv2.jpg)
paint is better than described!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:13:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2013.52.45_zpsjumt0zaz.jpg)
no cooling issues under here.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2014.24.06_zpslax4umx1.jpg)
think my plate my end up on the fd, have found this plate on track gets people to move over pretty quickly....wonder why :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:16:46 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-30%2014.44.27_zpsfiz2a60t.jpg)

quick wash in the rain. she will be garage soon build a shed for garage junk or store Westfield somewhere for winter months.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 03:23:45 PM
finding it hard to sit on my hands.....lol :)) FRIKIN DELIRIOUS!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on November 30, 2015, 06:06:44 PM
Alcon brake calibers? I love that bonnet, lights and wheels...

I´m so jealous... :( damn...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 06:11:15 PM
Ap Racing calipers.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on November 30, 2015, 08:32:36 PM
the end of an era! 11 years I've owned this. Glad its gone to a good home :)  Can't wait to see it back to its former glory :)

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 09:17:07 PM
Flames always good. Tonights reading material....the workshop manuals in the boot lol!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on November 30, 2015, 09:21:32 PM
haha yep all printed out for you! There is probably a very grubby old diagram of the new improved "rats nest" hoses in there.  Make sure you dig it out and take a digital copy for reference as I dont think i have one any more, and you might struggle to find much info on it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2015, 09:30:12 PM
Yeah will do. Gotta remember how to work the apexi as well.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on December 01, 2015, 08:22:28 AM
Hi Jon, Welcome to the FD community  :-\ If you thought your pockets emptied quickly with the RX8's, watch out now you have an FD  :D

I've attached Apexi Manuals (I hope).

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 01, 2015, 08:23:40 AM
Just curious, I have seen some one using aftermarket PowerPlantFrame on their FD´s. And I remember Grant saying that original is crap... Anyone has any info about those aftermarket parts? Chris, Clive, Bobfish...?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 08:43:53 AM
Thanks Chris. Got em.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 11:20:09 AM
:-\ If you thought your pockets emptied quickly with the RX8's, watch out now you have an FD  :D......CJR.....LA LA LA LAL.i cant hear you LA LA LA LA LA LA LA.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 01, 2015, 12:44:51 PM
That was funny :D

Ya, dont listen to Chris! LA LA LA LA LA LLAAAAAA!!!  :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 12:57:30 PM
Lol...you got a minute to pop over and help me bleed the clutch....? Yes im under it!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 01, 2015, 02:25:58 PM
Yes ofcourse mate. I´m on my garage clothes now anyways, heading to my garage... Wait few mins... ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 02:58:09 PM
Lol. 1 master cylinder ordered kerching....la la la la la.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 05:03:21 PM
well today we have got the defi gauges working, had a little look at wiring and put the defi unit on a seperate fuse. all good. nice set up.

99% sure clutch master is at fault so thats on order. grabbed a passerby youth to assist. lol

now ive got gauges so drained rad and engine so thats been done....look just like water and test at -2 strength so glad ive done that...she bleed herself sweet but ill do gain later on. and recheck level tomoz and do a water seal test.

bleeding was helped by the 2k idle she has at present so thats on the radar tomoz. had a good look underneath may need a rad its bowed somewhat.

paintwork is strange...looks lush from 6 foot. nice n shiny but oh my upclose. Carl was not kidding.

need a windscreen too.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-01%2015.54.41_zpsilxojgkh.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-01%2015.07.38_zpsgw1a5dih.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 01, 2015, 05:58:00 PM
Oh good, you started to scrap that unnecessary weight off, all that plastic crap to bin... :P and stereos, carpets, and so on... ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 06:00:07 PM
nah its all back in place now! just removed for access.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 01, 2015, 07:30:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aTREJoPNcI

just a little vid of car bleeding itself up....looks like i got dump and do again later.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 11:07:19 AM
Well we have had another play today. And heat cycling champayne test report is all good...gonna have to drain again me thinks as still sludge init.
And my 2k idle has been diagnosed as the thermowax thingy me jiggy. Its stuck in and wont come out. So we will take it off and give it some love.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 01:49:52 PM
Well chasing my tail abit today.....clutch master and slave are off....both felt ok in the vice.....but i was defo not getting any fluid pressure to slave so new  master on when it arrives and bleed up and try again.
2k idle i warmed up thermowell in water and it popped up but back on car its not moving so poss tb flow issue. Car is fully drain again as not happy with colour all brown and murky so its now been flush n ran up to temp bout 4 times and water is clear.
Gonna see if i can get some distilled water from work over weekend. Taking thermo thingy off again and gonna have a 2nd look.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 02:22:40 PM
Who knows the cold and hot working movement of the thermopellet? Ill look later but if anybody wants a karma point .....lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 02:30:13 PM
Also coolant... fl22 ? Or blue suffice?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 03:24:56 PM
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwright-here.net%2Fcars%2Frx7%2Fmanuals.html&ei=yth5U6SmB6LY7AbFkoCgCQ&usg=AFQjCNEDOYYxTE6gN9SPHi2wf8B5dqhuhQ&sig2=6K8xgpNov8zzO2uoywMkMw&bvm=bv.66917471,d.ZGU


cold
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-02%2014.23.23_zpsawz3n2rp.jpg)
hot
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-02%2014.01.56_zpsan01s5w1.jpg)
on car no movement...make me me think bo tb flow.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-02%2013.51.16_zpskmajktf6.jpg)

rabbit hutch.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-02%2013.50.14_zpsdxxjxvrk.jpg)
fun getting master out. air must be being drawn in from plunger area.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: neil_jdmr on December 02, 2015, 04:03:50 PM
Looks like your having great fun,  top work getting yourself an fd and looking forward to seeing it on track next year
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 02, 2015, 04:05:33 PM
You have to slow down Jon, you will get that car ready before year changes, its suppose to be your winter project ;)

But really nice to see you repairing it at full boost ;) I bet that in May that car will be great. And with that said, can I get keys? ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 02, 2015, 04:17:19 PM
... I wanna FD... So I went to our car sales page... I found nice one near me...
http://www.nettiauto.com/mazda/rx-7/7664028
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 02, 2015, 04:18:30 PM
Wow, I want this one!!  :P
http://www.nettiauto.com/mazda/rx-7/7610679
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 04:30:06 PM
Cheers guys.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 02, 2015, 05:01:00 PM
The fc vert nice.
I started printing off an fd manual a year ago....lol.
Wanna crack on and get it in garage protected...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2015, 10:24:08 AM
Thanks Clive got my master cylinder this morning...plus my xmas pressie ..big thanks for that.
And comparing new with old obvious now master is at fault as not returning fully to stop. Happy days clutch soon she can move on her own power.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 05, 2015, 11:32:02 AM
Are you feeling ok now, or still sick?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2015, 11:45:44 AM
Got a days worth off anti biotics through me another 5 days togo. Feeling better than yesterday. Doc said caught before having togo into hospital...weird as right as rain monday and tuesday. Dont recommend kidney infection not nice been through the wars last couple o weeks. Apparently I was supposed to be perscribed antibiotics after op but i didnt get any...or it was in my drip in surgery...but nobody knows...more time off.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Lisa on December 05, 2015, 11:58:29 AM
On wards and upwards, good your getting better. 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2015, 01:00:54 PM
Cant work on the car but using my time wisely reading the workshop manuals.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 08, 2015, 07:52:02 AM
Going to be very nice when done. Get yourself into turblown and order a single turbo kit with EFR turbo. You know you want too
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on December 08, 2015, 08:37:30 AM
looking good mate glad you got the clutch going.

The rad has actually been like that a while (Sorry i forgot!) but am 99% sure it seals fine. It actually happened from when the v mount was installed and the car was left running with the wrong type of rad cap on or something so the pressure in the system couldn't go anywhere, hence it blew the rad out.  should be fine, as i say, its been like that since the systeme was installed and its been tracked heavily since.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on December 08, 2015, 08:39:11 AM
also, the mazdaspeed power plant frame gives a more positive rear end I found.  any kind of loss of traction at the rear with the standard one would cause all sorts of issues with wheel hop and such like.

The mazdaspeed one is much stiffer and essentially connects the front of the drive train to the rear, so really stiffens the car up.  I noticed a world of difference when I fitted it, and previously cracked two of the standard offerings just doing track and drift (I'm not a standing burnout kind of guy!)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2015, 08:41:40 AM
Cool. I was gonna ask you. Its water tight so can stay as is atmo. Work ground to a halt when i got a kidney infection .....hoping togo back to work tomoz and get on the car friday. Should have a clutch and smooth idle friday . Master cylinder not returning fully and i believe the tb or coolant return line is blocked. Once ive got a clutch its in the garage and allvthe wheels off. Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2015, 08:46:13 AM
Yes i saw the ms ppf in the reciepts and wondered why. Thanks. She is drained of coolant atmo  mustve flush 5 times now but happy all clear of sludge. Im still not decided what todo about the lights....attempt a fix or revert back to flip ups as i really like the original look. But 1 job at a time.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 08, 2015, 11:26:20 AM
How much that MazdaSpeed PPF costs?

Jon, can you take some pictures from that? I want to see differenses...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2015, 11:28:36 AM
Willdo when i go into garage in a few days mate.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on December 08, 2015, 01:34:46 PM
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/150x100q90/155/img2235pe3.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/f/4bimg2235pe3j)

http://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generation-specific-1993-2002-16/mazdaspeed-ppf-install-731023/

It doesnt look a lot differnet
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2015, 01:39:04 PM
I was gonna ask you Carl.
is it time to change the fuel pump and filter?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 08, 2015, 02:43:32 PM
Yes, doesent look so different...

You should see what my brother made. If it brakes, it will rip off diff and box too, and I think it will survive nuke blast too :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 10, 2015, 10:39:57 AM
Well im feeling so much better.....so ill be back on fd resto tomoz....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 10, 2015, 10:50:45 AM
Good to hear your feeling better mate :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 10, 2015, 10:58:44 AM
Yep 95% i reckon 1 more good nights sleep and got a gert big coldsore so i always get them at the end of being tom dick. So thatll be it for a year i hope. So motivated to crack on and get behind the wheel. And then i can take westory apart for a big wide custom irs rear end.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 10, 2015, 12:25:26 PM
Glad to hear you're feeling better Jon  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 10, 2015, 12:30:40 PM
Cheers.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on December 10, 2015, 11:24:42 PM
you need to stick a tow hook on the fd and tow the westy to track events :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 12:49:21 PM
you need to stick a tow hook on the fd and tow the westy to track events :)

lol. shes road legal...daytime mot !

well got a lovely idle now. throttle body was clear....but solid return pipe to water tower was not....dont have compressed air here so resorted to small air pipe roding it out and then a good firm lungfull of to purge. thermwax now worky. cant adjust idle just yet as rpm gauge stopped working just at the critical time. lol fd for you.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-11%2011.47.31_zpsk34iux5u.jpg)
 I got a defi 11k rpm gauge ill probably wiring in as back up. neg trigger though so need to look at drawings as it dont work on rx8.

master cylinder is in and slave with new braided hose made up reading but now waiting for break in the rain as its lashing down.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 12:50:34 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-11%2012.32.45_zpsstjtllum.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-11%2012.33.05_zps2j0wbegf.jpg)

hopefully moving soon......bloody rain.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 01:01:29 PM
I think you have a fettish for working on cars rather than driving them
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 01:08:05 PM
My wife says that....i find it hugely satisfying....less risking of crashing it if youve got it in bits....
My wife reckons im Ed China and Mike Brewster all rolled into 1.
 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 02:50:50 PM
Get In  :D got a rabbit hutch...a fierce mofo to boot! :00123102: :00123102: :00123102: she moved ..just around the cul de sac. but shes moving.
tomoz lights....everything flashing or dim...water ingress.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 02:59:01 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-11%2014.26.26_zpskohy0ack.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-11%2014.26.14_zpsv7fupgee.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 02:59:16 PM
Lol. Best thing about buying the rx8 was that I didn't have to do any work on it apart from maintenance
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:02:15 PM
Car looks mint bud, proper jealous. If you do anything body wise too it it would have to be to put a 99spec front end on it, I'm just not a fan of the original one.

What's suspension like? Sure Iv got a set of lowering springs at my dads.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:02:38 PM
Mobile Windscreens new windscreen with top tint and new mirror boss fitted £180.00    :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:07:06 PM
Car looks mint bud, proper jealous. If you do anything body wise too it it would have to be to put a 99spec front end on it, I'm just not a fan of the original one.

What's suspension like? Sure Iv got a set of lowering springs at my dads.

brand new BC coilovers. up close the paint is erm! shocking. few runs etc. Chris my sprayer mate is gonna flatten, compound cut etc..it shines nice.he dont know that yet lol! if still rough then he'll prob get paint job next winter. the montego blue 1 he done for me was stunning.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:08:55 PM
Yeh a good flat off and buff will sort it, or even add a couple layers of laquer will make it good.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:10:12 PM
Im keeping the bodywork as mazda intended not a fan of fibreglass bolt ons. gonna see if i can sort these lights simply if not im gonna back to pop ups.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:11:04 PM
Best change those wheels back to Mazda one then....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:11:17 PM
Yeh a good flat off and buff will sort it, or even add a couple layers of laquer will make it good.
Chris the Sprayer job im useless at paint n polish stuff.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:12:51 PM
Best change those wheels back to Mazda one then....

Nope there lush! tempted my Mazda r3 Aurora Blue though...ive got the paint from the Westfield. maybe next winter if it ends up in the bodyshop.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:14:28 PM
But they're bolt ons

Just told my gf I want another fd and her reply was "you want too many cars, I can't remember to buy you them all" hahaha
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:20:47 PM
i got 5 cars atmo.....its my hobby! just like a fisherman he has more than 1 rod...
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:21:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBCGPPbY9tQ
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:25:33 PM
Will have to see what happens next year, changing my focus work car too an Audi when I get some tax back and might sell rx8 too, need to put my engine setup in a car soon before it runs off.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:27:01 PM
Always wanted an FC  with some wide arches
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:33:45 PM
Yeah fb and fc on my list. My first rotor experience was my mates t2 convertible it scared the life outta me...years ago now.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:34:42 PM
Have you seen Kevs FC cab? Looks mint
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 03:35:55 PM
If it was the 1 at Gaydon then yes.
Im a hero just fixed the xmas lights....chinese shite.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 03:39:42 PM
Gaydon? Kevs is orange.

Iv put some Xmas lights up this seen as we have a little one now
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 11, 2015, 05:14:43 PM
Lol @ you too! Actually, working with cars is sometimes pretty satisfying... But you should flat out them more often ;)

I love that rear without spoiler, that bonnet and lights. I´m with Grant, would put 99 nose to her. Or Amemiya... And you have to think about unnecessary weight! All extra weight and crap should go to bin ;)
You want to put pop up lights back? Why? Do you have them btw..?
Yes, that blue would look awesome!

Grant, do you mean Kev Y´s FC? That thing is stunning  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 05:21:03 PM
The lights are past there best.....there a bit dim!  Carl said they where not good at night....unsure if from when new or as theyve aged and the waters got in....got some funny things going on flashing rapid and headlights dim and blinking...all coming apart tomoz. Full can of electrical cleaner at the ready!
Clutch is fierce!!!! on or off lol! bit of bitch to bleed up....ended up drawing through with a syringe. adjusted nice now though.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 11, 2015, 06:20:37 PM
Well, usually those kind of light arent lights, they are just "there for the show". :)

Did you went for a spin with her allready? :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 06:23:47 PM
Only round the housing est on the blocked paving 1st gear no boost.just to hook clutch up.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 06:24:03 PM
The clutch I ended up with used a racing beat light flywheel with and exedy stage 2 I think and with a ceramic friction plate that cost £90! Very on/off but never slipped. Enjoyed it
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2015, 06:25:33 PM
Its an exedy dont know what had a peep in bell housing its purple. In the forsale thread.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 11, 2015, 06:27:25 PM
It won't be organic that's for surw
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on December 12, 2015, 01:04:46 AM
ITs a twin plate stupid jobby. Completely un-neceessary in current tune but will handle anything you want to throw at it (and as much clutch kicking in the wet as you fancy)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 08:11:15 AM
Thanks Carl. Quick question...the front lights where they always poor at night or since the water got in?  The lights units themselves are hella and the googling i done suggest the light output should be good.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 12, 2015, 11:33:18 AM
Is those front covers (glass/plastic) matte or looking looking like brownish?

Because for example Toyota lights go bad when they age. But you can polish them and they are better then...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 01:22:16 PM
Plastic/poly carb yes theyll polish up ok.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 12, 2015, 02:51:10 PM
 :smiley_confused1: your avatar  :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 02:59:22 PM
Thats the mad father in law! Must have some Finnish blood in him somewhere!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 03:56:20 PM
Got myself an FD build too

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/12/7eb19855d0dfa03b1ec1558dbcf9871f.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 03:57:39 PM
Carefull its a left hooker japi will pinch it!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 03:58:45 PM
LHD means steering column out of the way for big turbo
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Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 04:00:03 PM
Lol. Never thought of that!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 04:01:01 PM
An LHD car would probably be better for track racing too seen as all our race tracks are clockwise
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Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 04:06:13 PM
Didnt get on fd today. Busy elsewhere! trying to make room for both cars in garage. Tomoz hopefully get it in.
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Post by: re japi on December 12, 2015, 04:53:13 PM
Lol Jon! Snow is annoying, you just have to live with that, even if it freezes your nuts off :D

Grant, we have thought that too. Our tracks are clockwise too, and majority of curwes are to right. So rhd would be better cause then you will sit on curves side. It means you can cut deeper in apex in most of the time
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 04:56:36 PM
A lot of the BTCC cars use or did use LHD because they can see into the corners better, hit better apex's. Think they changed the rules as it was daft watching LHD  cars race in a country that has RHD
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Post by: Bobfish on December 12, 2015, 04:57:09 PM
lights were never great but honestly i can probably count the number of times it was driven at night on one hand.

Also obviously I can't see it now to tell you if the light output has dropped.  I do remember having to go everywhere with full beams on though.  form over function with those I'm afraid, they were never made to be blinding!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 04:59:45 PM
If they're not original RE amemiya ones then they will probably be a bit poor. As the RE ones only had proper approval certification. I had some of those other types and they were crap. I changed them back too the pop up so I could see
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Post by: re japi on December 12, 2015, 05:01:16 PM
I thought that reason was because of the markets where they was ment to... Ok... Well for me it doesent matter. Only bad thing for me in rhd car is to quickly sift 3rd to 4th gear and 4th to 3rd. And those are quite crucial gear changes...
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 05:59:39 AM
Damn... I meant 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 2nd! :D
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 01:55:16 PM
Todays been illuminating....
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 13, 2015, 03:23:08 PM
Fixed the lights then?
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 03:26:55 PM
Rewired them. Still at it housings are nicely sanded down. H1 bulbs on order swap 55 to 100 w should sort. There Cibie units should  alright dipped with 100w in adjusted right. Lots of water ingress. But all now working and no interference from flasher circuit. Photos laters.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 13, 2015, 04:19:12 PM
I wonder if they do an LED lamp that fits into the holder? LEDs give a much better light. My gfs uncle was telling me he swapped his for LEDs as a standard lamp had blown and they were much better and brighter
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 05:30:24 PM
Thats true. Worth trying maybe...?

Jon, do you have original pop up lights?

Btw, where in Westbury your at? I have been googling my ass off in that area, looking for sightseening there ;)
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 05:48:44 PM
Just got in from garage.. piccys in a mo just got warm up in shower....but me lights all work so happy days.
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 05:58:50 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2013.13.11_zpsv7lmgknw.jpg)

well we found this errgghhh!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2014.55.03_zps3ngmvbxm.jpg)
and we cut this little lot out as all water damaged...
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:01:09 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2011.31.31_zpsjnhf14mk.jpg)
lots of emery clothing terminals and new bulbs all round.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2015.51.31_zps3ivmurfd.jpg)
housings out and repairs to mounting hardware and sand and fresh coat of satin black.
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:04:00 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2017.28.28_zps7j7scdso.jpg)
quite happy with results. lens need polish another day.

cibir light units are fitted main 100w and dipped 55w...now we can get led H1s so should be a bit brighter and less heat to cloud the lenses.

on order from ebay.
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:05:51 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-13%2017.44.58_zpsxeaidh8l.jpg)
fits in garage ...just but can reverse out halfway and work on car. shes locked up and alarmed in garage.

oil leak and engine mounts next!
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:10:15 PM
Thats true. Worth trying maybe...?

Jon, do you have original pop up lights? no i have not.

Btw, where in Westbury your at? I have been googling my ass off in that area, looking for sightseening there ;) Westbury Whitehorse! Near Stonehenge (boring) and Longleat Safari Park. Plus very near Bath...Roman Baths are epic well worth a visit.
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 06:29:44 PM
 I love that pic! So jealous :)

We will stay at Salisbury 2 nights and then in Bath 2 nights. Salisbury looked like really nice town, lots to see there. And Bath, wow. And Combe village, few castles near Bath too...

Found Stonehenge and Whitehorse. And awesome castles and churches. I really like architecture of your churches even though Im not religious(can you imagine that;) )

Reason why I asked where you at, is that I could visit you...? And you carage when your not home ;)
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:38:37 PM
Got nothing booked hols wise at mo so get some me dates and ill put them in my diary prob get a day or 2 off work. If japfest time then ill have hols b4 anyway.
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:39:36 PM
Westbury church is lovely .
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:41:06 PM
Got nothing booked hols wise at mo so get some me dates and ill put them in my diary prob get a day or 2 off work. If japfest time then ill have hols b4 anyway.
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:42:06 PM
Dont know what happened scoffing tea and typing....lol Bath Abbey....epic! You forget the things on your doorstep!
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 06:54:49 PM
Hols? Holidays? What holidays you have then?

Yes, found Westbury church. And Edingtons too. Google Maps satelite system is awesome weapon when chearching stuff to see :)

Yes, Japfest time. We are coming to Uk in morning of 19th April. From Gatwick to Salisbury, driving through south coast sightseeing. We will be in Salisbury and that area from 19th to 21st. Then Bath and that area 21st to 23rd. Then to Silverstone and few days there. We leave 25th evening flight...
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 06:55:58 PM
Cool ill keep my diary clear. No holiday booked atmo.
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 07:00:07 PM
Yes :) Dunno for sure what day would be the best to visit you, but I think we can figure out something. At this point Im quessing 21st...

Damn, every time I find more stuff to see. Seems like 6 days isnt enough. Good thing us that Silverstone area has nothing to see :D
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Post by: boosted on December 13, 2015, 07:01:27 PM
Do your sightseeing b4 Silverstone..you might be sore if we end up in tyres lol !
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Post by: re japi on December 13, 2015, 07:04:10 PM
Lol
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Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 06:39:48 AM
Damn, there in UK is Time Attack event too in 24th... That would be awesome event to see
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Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 02:59:46 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/led%20h1_zpsfjtympvr.jpg)

got 2 of these coming atmo...unsure if will fit throught the light aperture but very bright and no heat as the 100w halogens have clouded the lenses on the main bean.

if they fit ill get 2 more.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 16, 2015, 03:02:32 PM
Now they look the business.
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Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 03:07:35 PM
Its started me off on a led craze...done the whole house now!!!...like Blackpool in ere....lol. Hope they fit ive got side 501s coming as well and ill do stop n tail and reverse as well.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 16, 2015, 03:08:52 PM
Hopefully they will fit as they will look good. Tail lights will look very good also
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 05:27:30 PM
Leds didnt fit in aperture of light. Well they work so diverting attention else where now. About 5th coat of lacquer to go on housing then seal them to lenses. Leave at that should be ok for mot. Revisit and get on with other jobs.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 05:35:35 PM
Are they bright?
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 05:38:25 PM
Existing ok...i connected up led 1 to jump back....very bright....had a light haze on my eyes for 5 mins lol. Ive been looking at motor cycle twin 3" projectors headlights for street fighters....i reckon thatll work. But gonna move on to more pressing jobs...aint gonna be a daily so leave for now...
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 05:39:50 PM
What you planning to do with the car?
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 05:52:11 PM
Track car...as it it now. But want it motd for a few days out shows and posing..lol
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 06:14:21 PM
Another!!! Lol. Too much brass!
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 06:17:26 PM
No kids! Lol. And im always working! Boxing day and Newyears day nightshift ot. Nice!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 06:22:22 PM
Rather be at home than at work. Get time with my son then
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 06:26:10 PM
Yeah i got xmas day off...but ive just had 3 weeks on the sick paid so thought id better pay it back plus by me doing it my work mates with kids dont have to. Triple bubble boxing day sweets it!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 06:27:22 PM
What you looking at to track the fd in? Just track days or a series?
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 06:30:01 PM
Well undecided...wanted to broaden my horizons with uk circuits next year....but that was b4 i found the formula that the westy fits in. I wont be able to afford to campaign the westy and do trackdays in the fd so i need to make a decision.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 06:40:42 PM
I think the FD will fit better and be overall faster. Safer too and keeps you dry when it's wet
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Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 06:46:11 PM
Yes the westy is very much like a motorbike...fair weather only. 
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Post by: boosted on December 21, 2015, 03:55:42 PM
well little update me...very slow progress due to back at work and a then going down again with 2nd kidney infection. friking annoying just saps all energy and enthuisiam!
but manage to finish the head light covers off today whilst sweating buckets.
and finally happy with idle settled on 900 rpm can rev and not die as it was at 840 rpm.

few marks here and there but about 6 coats satin black and 3 of lacquer. some glue here and there but good togo again. there in the air cupboard now for 24 hours before ill attempt tiger sealing them together tomoz.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-21%2015.36.19_zpst2xcerky.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-21%2015.36.23_zpseevj5s9h.jpg)

outer edges wont show as will be covered by lenses.
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Post by: boosted on December 21, 2015, 03:57:53 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-21%2015.36.41_zpsqojjya6o.jpg)

lenses cleaned with thinners, buffed with g3, then autoglymed then washed in soapy water.  took ages.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-21%2015.38.25_zps1a7ec3hu.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on December 22, 2015, 02:49:15 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-22%2014.40.30_zpspgg5zwdl.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-22%2014.40.55_zpsfcmx73pk.jpg)

finished! ready to go back in!
longterm i think pop ups will go back in. few marks here and there done me best. painting and polish not my thing.
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Post by: boosted on December 22, 2015, 02:54:20 PM
thinking about it now shouldve tried carbon wrap...wouldve covered fibre glass spiders...feck it might do new black surround on lenses....
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Post by: boosted on December 23, 2015, 10:43:52 AM
Well a big box arrived....im wondering if santa claus has got be the carbon rear duck tail spoiler....i hope so!lol  ^-^ wife is being coy...i had it in my ebay watching!
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Post by: boosted on December 23, 2015, 01:48:30 PM
well there back in...alright from 6ft but awful  up close...dipped beam now has a 100w xenon gas filled halogen in there....hoping does melt anything.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-23%2013.03.47_zpsymmtukzf.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-23%2013.16.38_zpsuk8tliz2.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-23%2013.16.43_zpsdvuhotad.jpg)
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Post by: re japi on December 24, 2015, 05:10:21 AM
Looks good, me likes :)

I like your avatar pic :)
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Post by: Casey on December 24, 2015, 08:38:53 AM
Good work - and loving your new avatar too  :)
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Post by: boosted on December 24, 2015, 11:41:31 AM
thanks guys, proper jobs after xmas.
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Post by: boosted on December 24, 2015, 01:10:27 PM
Hi Carl, did you ever weigh the 7 ?
need a new trailer...my new towcar is close to max towing weight of new tow car...not a prob for the westy...but might be over on an fd!
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Post by: boosted on December 25, 2015, 04:37:53 PM
Well it seems Father Christmas had a look in my ebay watching and got me a few things rotary related.
Bonnet dampners for the fd
Rear ebc pads for the fd and rotary emblemed T shirt!.
No spoiler but a towbar for the towcar.
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Post by: Bobfish on December 28, 2015, 01:38:08 PM
i did weigh it but ive forgotten what it was im afraid mate.  I remember it being slightly under the standard weight but cant remember an exact figure im afraid.
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Post by: boosted on December 28, 2015, 02:31:40 PM
No worries mate im max tow weight of 1600 kg. ( car plus trailer). Its gonna be close.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 28, 2015, 03:20:46 PM
Make it lighter. Simple
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Post by: re japi on December 28, 2015, 03:25:52 PM
Make it lighter. Simple

I couldnt agree more! :D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 28, 2015, 03:26:48 PM
Extra added lightness
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Post by: Bobfish on December 28, 2015, 09:41:32 PM
well how much is your trailer? you should have 300kg+ to play with
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Post by: boosted on December 29, 2015, 05:21:32 AM
Well trailer is yet to be purchased...thinking car is 1200kg? So trailer weight 400kg..close to 1600 kg.
I sold my other trailer this year...fd would not have fitted inside. It had seen better days.
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Post by: re japi on December 29, 2015, 03:48:50 PM
I think FD weights 1260kg. Dunno if extra options will raise that weight much...

Got my OBDII mini scanner today! That thing is brilliant! :P
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Post by: boosted on December 29, 2015, 04:46:33 PM
Cool bargain aint they...dont leave plugged in though...may flatten battery!.
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Post by: re japi on December 29, 2015, 05:25:09 PM
Yes they are. Thanks for that tip :)

 How it may flatten battery? I would imagine that it wouldnt...? But thanks for advice...

Yes, we have nice day to "test" here. Very slippery roads, about -5 Celsius. I did put it my soccermom car and give it some beans went sideways around my village. Had good fun about 30mins. Oh, and checked cars "parameters" via my new toy... ;)
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Post by: boosted on December 29, 2015, 05:47:20 PM
Just airing on side of caution. If it has a light or led on and follow comms instructions for connecting and dis connection with ecu....dont wanna spike ecu by pulling out etc whilst driving along lol....."boosted told me to buy it and now my ecu is fried " lol
! Jokin aside plug in ign off follow instructions etc.
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Post by: boosted on December 29, 2015, 07:13:55 PM
4 days off now after all my xmas OT..lie in as walking dead knackered atmo then in the garage woohoo. Fit my bonnet strut things first ease my self into it. Gotta chase my new windscreen too gone quiet on me.
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Post by: re japi on December 30, 2015, 05:36:23 PM
Sorry Jon, bit off topic question but I just noticed that you are online. ;) So, my friend messaged me that his 8´s cabine smells alot gasoline. Dont know where that smell comes to inside of that car. Any thoughts, ideas, typical 8 problems?
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Post by: boosted on December 30, 2015, 05:38:01 PM
Mmm. Is it de catted?
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Post by: re japi on December 30, 2015, 05:41:33 PM
I think its completely stock...
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Post by: boosted on December 30, 2015, 05:46:26 PM
Could be the cat breaking up mate. Have not had anything like this personally myself ....bloke who bought  the last 1 off me contacted me to say he got an occassional whiff of fuel in cabin...i never noticed in all the rx8s ive had but my westy stinks! Soz somebody bit more knowledge on the subject will be along no doubt.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 30, 2015, 05:47:44 PM
Mine stinks of fuel oncoldstarts or Offic just moved my car turned it off and started it again
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Post by: boosted on December 30, 2015, 05:49:49 PM
I done nothing on fd today cream crackered.
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Post by: re japi on December 30, 2015, 05:50:14 PM
Ok. Cheers mate :)
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Post by: re japi on December 30, 2015, 05:51:17 PM
Do you have original cat Grant?
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 30, 2015, 05:52:53 PM
Probably, it be going too a decat in next few months though
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Post by: boosted on December 30, 2015, 05:52:59 PM
Only other thing i can think off mate is coils ....if there old and past it. Unburnt fuel....every 1 ive had has new!
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Post by: re japi on December 30, 2015, 05:57:01 PM
I think they changed coils... Well, I told him to change them asap... :)

Go to decat it Grant! ;)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 30, 2015, 06:00:00 PM

I think they changed coils... Well, I told him to change them asap... :)

Go to decat it Grant! ;)
Going too as hopefully earn some money thus year
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Post by: boosted on December 30, 2015, 06:03:26 PM
Ive got a burnt out r3 cat here if you wanna pay postage...remember Clive saying decatted standard pipe can sound abit farty though...
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 30, 2015, 06:07:33 PM

Ive got a burnt out r3 cat here if you wanna pay postage...remember Clive saying decatted standard pipe can sound abit farty though...
Nah I ok thanks don't want it to sound like ass.

Iv got a slight exhaust leak and sound bad enough
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Post by: boosted on December 31, 2015, 03:52:50 PM
Well not actually a priority job but managed to fit the bonnet struts today so bonnet wont fall on my head again....thats about it but been running her up to temp and a few static neutral revs noticed she wont rev above 5500....when do the secondary injectors fire ?
off to quacks again still not right dont think my surgeon washed his hands!  :angry5: shouldve been back on road by now!!!!
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Post by: boosted on January 01, 2016, 12:55:35 PM
I read in the service manual secondary inj. Come in at 3800 rpm. So after i change the plugs and fuel filter ill worry about it then. Thatll be when im finally feel well enough to go in the frikin garage for more than an hour. Now after lab tests i have 3rd course and correct antibiotics i hope. Peed off tbh car should be ready for mot by now have not even taken a wheel off. Moan over....Happy Newyear. Lol
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Post by: clive on January 01, 2016, 05:35:12 PM
Just as well you checked, I would have sworn it was 2800#

Coincidently, 5500 is where, boost/ fuel cut kicks in with the stock ECU if you carry out too many exhaust/ intake mods but it cant be that  as your on a different ECU 

"Check the voltage to the fuel pump", said the actress to the electrician   

hope the drugs work (now there's something I wouldn't normally say!)
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Post by: boosted on January 02, 2016, 09:25:08 AM
Its on a apexi. You may be right Clive i read conflicting info about load switch point as well. I need to service it first and see where we are. Expect a phone call i need fuel filter and plugs.
Carl...i see a spare fuel pump in boot...anygood or 1 fitted recent? Inclined to fit a new 1 as car has been stood?
New windscreen booked in for tuesday.
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Post by: Bobfish on January 03, 2016, 12:06:35 AM
I think thats a bosch 036 or something, not sure on the model.  Remember the 044 being the big bad bosch boy and im pretty sure thats the one below. Bought from a friend and never got around to fitting.
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Post by: boosted on January 03, 2016, 09:40:22 AM
Thanks carl,
I might as well stick a new fuel pump in for piece of mind...getting a long shopping list for Clive. Not looking forward to the fuel filter never done 1 on an fd it cant be that bad.... :P
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Post by: boosted on January 03, 2016, 09:47:03 AM
I think thats a bosch 036 or something, not sure on the model.  Remember the 044 being the big bad bosch boy and im pretty sure thats the one below. Bought from a friend and never got around to fitting.

soz confused...theres an 036 fitted and the spare is an 044?
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Post by: clive on January 03, 2016, 02:13:16 PM
Not looking forward to the fuel filter never done 1 on an fd it cant be that bad.... :P

Couple of tips for the filter I found,

Jack the car up at the back as high as you can leaving the front on the ground,slide under the car length ways with your feet toward the engine as this lets your arms be at the right angle to get to the pipes on the filter.

Next you will need the type of pliers listed below to get the squeeze clips off the rubber pipes

Hope this helps 

http://www.drapertools.com/product/69285/280mm-Long-Reach-Long-Nose-Pliers
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Post by: boosted on January 03, 2016, 02:21:59 PM
Cheers Clive ill be ringing you tomoz for parts....im gonna venture in garage tomoz...
I have very long nose pliers.
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Post by: Bobfish on January 03, 2016, 08:28:11 PM
I did a fuel filter years ago. Its a bastard. Its due a new one though.

fuel pump in there is standard. One in the boot is the fuel pump below an 044 in terms of flow. as said, I think its an 036 or something. Not sure, dont remember. But its uprated from the standard one thats currently in it.
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Post by: boosted on January 03, 2016, 08:34:28 PM
Cool thanks bud...ill put all new on  piece of mind....i cant wait to do it lol.
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Post by: boosted on January 03, 2016, 08:35:31 PM
Defo in garage tomoz!!!! Got some catching up todo!
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Post by: boosted on January 04, 2016, 04:04:02 PM
well finally ventured into garage not feeling like pooh and wanting to hit everything with a hammer lol!
nothing to taxing...finished off swapping some bulbs out to led. put the earth strap from battery in boot on the rear bulkhead threaded earth point as existing loose.( could be mis)
sparks out waiting on new.
removed the IC and fresh lick off paint and thearaputic fin straightening session. lashings of pentrating oil and cleaning off grime.
cleaned up some earths. loads of little jobs.
rad has swelled does concern me abit.
swapped loads of little bolts to stainless steel.
clean out the airfilters mucho dirty.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160104_150212_zpskokrt93t.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 05, 2016, 09:57:00 AM
obviously pressure test the rad mate but its been swollen since day dot and held up fine. It may have gone further while sat, but its always been no issue when ive had it!

What plugs did you put in by the way?  It needs i think b9eqp, it wont run properly on the stock RX7 plugs - mis fires on boost.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 10:49:36 AM
Im goona get it repaired after mot. Gmx place in london do alloy rad repairs circa 150..again just for piece of mind its water tight but whilst apart ill do...got a lovelly clean windscreen lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 11:17:39 AM
Checked with Clive the 1s above are what im getting! Gotta say thanks for answering questions mate ! Makes it so much easier for me ! 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 12:55:06 PM
Woohoo revving out nice n clean now! New sparks in few flutters at 6k seems ok now. No road test yet for a boost pattern...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 01:28:46 PM
Suppose couldve been stale fuel...who cares no misfire !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 05, 2016, 03:06:45 PM
yep fuel has been in there a LONG time.  As mentioned, i did put a bit of fresh optimax in there, but ive a feeling that at least 1/4 of that tank is night on two years old.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 03:11:01 PM
And being the secondarys these needed purging as well. Will drive the long way to mot no boost! Stale fuel goes like varnish....horrible. well its coming along nicely.  Mot soon!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2016, 04:33:20 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160105_125925_zpseqsanidw.jpg)

struts and engine damper....scuttle is off seal being bonded and clean up of not sure i want to know its either berries or rabbit droppings in all the hard to reach places!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160105_125848_zpsi1puovut.jpg)

out in sunshine anti bacteria spray, elbow grease and sunshine.....i know the pressure washer would clear it all in 5 mins but not happy blasting the engine and electrics!

wiper arms sprayed up Ed China style...satin black yeeha!

waiting on a few bits and pieces and ive got to service the mrs car and fit her eibach lowering springs.....face palm....."the 3 mps doesnt handle like the R3 did!"
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 05, 2016, 08:22:25 PM
lol they are berries mate, was parked under a tree for quite a while that shed berries like nobodys business!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 06, 2016, 03:54:31 AM
Awesome! Nah, just boost it ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dazla on January 06, 2016, 12:33:57 PM
Where did you get the bonnet lifters from?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 06, 2016, 02:54:59 PM
Ebay ill post link later...all bolts supplied and painless install.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 06, 2016, 07:05:32 PM
Where did you get the bonnet lifters from?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281377096018?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT



Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dazla on January 07, 2016, 09:29:27 AM
Where did you get the bonnet lifters from?
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281377096018?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Thanks for that I'll get some of those bought, my current bonnet stay is rusty and rattles
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 09, 2016, 09:40:10 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160108_160318_zpsegnbhqj1.jpg)

scuttle repaired and brought back to life, wiper arms painted and lacquered. new wipers and found on ebay some neat wiper arm mounted water jets have 4 on each arm epic window clearing!. kit only 20 quid. 2 grommets, 2 check valves, t pieces and plenty of hose. drill hole in bulkhead and passed through. all connection hidden under scuttle.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160108_153249_zpsjet66yqa.jpg)

new rear import plate on...i deleted number plate hanger strange 1 bolt and 1 rivet :Woot_Emoticon:...and put plate high up in aperature :-\

i also serviced wifes mazda 3 mps so good excuse to test without the driving instructor sat next to me!....dont like, too much power and weight over front wheels...torque steering and understeering heavy beast. on track an rx8 would eat it up in few corners.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 09, 2016, 09:46:09 AM
Oh an Carl another question pls...My sprayer mate asked how many coats of paint and 2k? maybe flatten and buff. but he gave me a really good price on respray with me helping do strip prep and putting everything back on....but that will be next winter if it happens atall.

I got a front stick on number plate.....not sure to be honest....aint on yet!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 10:20:23 AM
Im under car looking at engine mounts....all the securing bolts have sealant on them? Why is this? Vibration?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 10:36:53 AM
Ahh i see after a  bit of googling mounts are integral with oil pan sealing...was not intending on removing oil pan today as that looked a bit of mare and rather do on my mates ramp....so looks like engine mount swap and pan are to be done together else your left with oil pan leak as changing mount stresses the oil pan sealant and breaks it?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 10:47:09 AM
Hoping someone comes along soon.....im poised ready todo the mounts but dont want a gert big leak after....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 11:51:27 AM
Job abort....ill do sump and engine mounts together after mot need some rtv b4 i start.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2016, 11:53:42 AM
Have you looked at these obstacle things? They help create more surface pressure on the bolts/pan to stop any drippy drippy
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 11:58:01 AM
No i was only gonna do mounts today....didnt realise it was such a parlavour....sump is leaking so will do another day on drive with mounts..... Car is half in garage way up in air so if i start i need to complete today which aint gonna happen.
I know the front to rear brake pipes are good and floor all covered in dino juice lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 12:00:34 PM
Ah Grant those winged washer things...yeah not abad shout.
If the sumps coming off ill baffle/ gate as well so Mot first....very close. Waiting on an mx5 rear view mirror off ebay for my new screen.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2016, 12:04:49 PM
http://www.chipsmotorsports.com/products/engine-parts/oil-pan-brace
Not your kind of price but soooo worth it
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 12:13:17 PM
I can make summit like that.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2016, 12:13:40 PM
True
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 12:14:35 PM
On night shift outta stainless lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2016, 12:15:00 PM
Lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 04:54:17 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160110_123947_zpsei5i7rzd.jpg)
i stuck it on.....not sure to be honest but gotta have a plate for mot.

had all wheels off today pre mot check both rear top wishbones outta bushes have play...not excessive but will be advisorys and steering rack gaiter melted from exhaust....cut the rest off it off :P wait n see

new pads all round after old pads have cleaned up discs wire wheel em to help. apart from emmisions and maybe headlight aim.
92 k....no cat test???

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160110_100221_zpsjhkbsrg6.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2016, 05:00:29 PM
I think the only car allowed to have a stick on number plate is an E type jag, as it came from factory with one
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 05:11:56 PM
dont think it will fail onit same place that mot'd the Westfield and that has a stick on  ;D   its reflective and bsau marked?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on January 11, 2016, 08:05:32 AM
Jon, just found your thread re-sump.

Mine leaks and has been fixed as few times. Leaks arise due to high stress from the engine. I haven't fitted a sump pan brace yet, but it seems a reasonable solution. You'll need longer fasteners too.
To clean the sump mating surface you need to either lift the engine or drop the front sub frame (not enough clearance without one or the other.

You should have one Steel engine mount and one Aluminium mount (an upgrade is to swap the aluminium to another steel mount. Make sure the mount at the exhaust side has the factory heat shield. I ran mine without for a year with new Poly bushes and it melted !!.

Good luck.
Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2016, 10:22:27 AM
Thanks mate,
Carl recommended swapping the solid mounts to the 1s supplied with the car due to excessive vibration. Both are steel and heat shield is present. sump is weeping in various places so prob best to raise engine rather than dropping subframe as ill be doing on drive way now. must off got lucky as this seems a common problem, my last FD was leak free entirely apart from the fuel tank that was always emptying itself! :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on January 11, 2016, 08:20:44 PM
my last FD was leak free entirely apart from the fuel tank that was always emptying itself!

 :D :D :D wait 'till you go single !!! then you'll have a major leaky tank  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2016, 08:35:47 PM
Petrol nice n cheap atmo!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 13, 2016, 03:56:29 PM
Well windscreen man told me mx5 rear view mirror will fit new uk windscreen.....guess what ? It dont. Doh 20 squids in the bin.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 13, 2016, 05:15:23 PM
Hi Carl, my sprayer mate is quiet and itching to have a good at paintwork he just wanted to know how much fresh paint on b4 having ago?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: bin liner on January 13, 2016, 11:55:57 PM
hi mate i should have a rear view to fit your screen. i assume yours has the metal clip on the screen? £30 delivered if you need it. thanks
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 14, 2016, 07:59:43 AM
http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=83603.msg892655#msg892655

this is a picture of the boss attached to the new windscreen, does it look like it will fit?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: bin liner on January 15, 2016, 08:54:00 PM
yes mate, thats the standard one they fit on all new screens on the fd.  I have the right mirror for it.  Send me your email and ill send you pics. thanks

Car is looking great...nice effort..if you ever come to sell the light s let me know..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 05:14:13 AM
Thanks b3nut@btinternet.com
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 10:15:19 AM
Supposed to be mot today.. .but drivers door wont let me in....raaa frozen up looks like seat out and door card off in car so not today as spent an hour getting in it and getting it running that i missed my spot. Inside door lock is just flapping about...too cold for me southern softie lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 10:54:31 AM
Use gun oil in locks
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 10:57:37 AM
Im in a right mood summit broke in side....gonna be ballache if cant get door open sprayed wd40 in there think the damage done first pull....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 12:03:05 PM
put me long johns on...nice n toasty now in minus 3...well wierd door pull off all levers intact its like lock itself no dis engaging...i can see it moving...hot water in door jar trick not working yet. not what i envisgaed i would be doing today  :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 12:29:52 PM
Minus 3 what? Celsius?

 We have minus 18 celsius now. NO long johns ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 12:34:06 PM
Dukes of hazard car...its all working i can see inside the lock is just not disengaging inside lever is going in out with actuator. Suns out now...all thawed out. Slightly vexed.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 12:50:12 PM
In !!!! Blood at 99deg c
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 01:39:17 PM
Fixed but cant get her in today....looks like friday now...what a pita!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 05:07:55 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160119_131915_zpsudxjb8wi.jpg) seems to be holding not idea why jammed locked lubed it all up and whilst off lubed my runners and window now up n down alot faster.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160119_131929_zpsmcihwjfd.jpg) was excited to be driving my car for the first time to take for mot but alas no had to break in to my own car.  :(

positives she fired straight up minus 3 .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2016, 03:05:56 PM
Cheers Binliner mirror arrived and duly fitted.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: bin liner on January 20, 2016, 10:34:03 PM
good news...looks like your getting close to getting it on the open roads... 8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2016, 12:01:45 AM
Yes. Fingers x friday...few things are borderline advise/fail ...but i wanna check boost pattern and all important water seals static running everything seems hunky dory and i know first turbo is spooling from running up n down side of house! Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 21, 2016, 10:21:22 AM
not sure on the handling, the suspension hasnt been looked at mate, its literally been fitted to the car and not moved since.  I did used to sail it through the corners before though, it was set up to be steered with the throttle previously, but all of that was done with the suspension.

Engine mount bolts with sealant is to try and fix oil pan oil leak, youll find plenty of info if you google it.

Sump reseal job is generally engine out or subframe drop off job, either way you have to support the engine from above, its a right pain as im sure youve found out.  I just mash more sealant in and let it leak a bit (as you can tell!)

front plate wise i just used to stick one on the dash and run without any other time.  youd be surprised how many plod dont notice, in four years i only got it mentioned twice and was never pulled over because of it (Was always in petrol stations)

CJR has a good point about the heat shield for the engine mount. thats why i never fitted the new factory ones - i wanted to  make a new heat shield from the material that i think was in the plastic red box i gave to you with the car.  Without it, itll melt the standard bush and itll go bye bye!

sorry for the long response/recovering questions already covered, I been in mexico for two weeks! (Not having problems with my door handles in the 28c heat hahahah)

Glad the MOT went through all good! looking forward to seeing it working again, got home an hour ago my flat was like bloody outdoors (live on me own and heatings been off)

first thing i did was fire up the heating and second was come check on here see how the ex wife is doing lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 21, 2016, 10:24:49 AM
p.s if the turbos aint working right all the solenoids are now over by the ABS pump.  Theres a really old printout of the circuits in the workshop manual, some of it may be illegible now.  I tried to look for my original copy i saved off but cant find it (Sorry)

theres a bloke called saxyman on rx7club.com that made the kit.  I THINK it was the 5 solenoid kit (count them)

if you post up over there no doubt someone will have the original jpg with the full solenoid routing etc. Spares for those solenoids are all readily available from RS components for tuppence (or were last time i checked a few years ago)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2016, 02:23:12 PM
Cool cheers mate mot tomoz...i missed wed mot as could open drivers door lol. Im changing 2 bushes on rear outer wishbone then she is getting 4 wheel alignment done just itching to go for a spin. Got the solenoid diagram just in case.
Cancun Mexico? I went a good few years ago in my 20s...lots of fun an partying!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 02:49:25 PM
well i drove my fd for the first time to go for mot. ( last mot 2010)....pretty much as to be expected a mixture of fails and advisorys but all needs doing. classic car ownership  8)

most straight forward bolt off bolt on but recent headlight work to no avail no pattern on dipped both sides so need to make a decision on what direction to take.

anyways no full throttle action far to wet and slippery and with geo needed not a good idea...would end in tears.

gotta look at the iacv as well as stalling out at junctions.

wish it was nice n dry got the impression it would go like a scalded cat. :-*

fun getting on ramp with the bitch clutch. will be fine when i get used to it.

time to spend some cash....cant take it with you!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160122_133331_zpsryyuvmkv.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160122_142630_zpsvrfjzref.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 02:52:59 PM
theres a typo on fail sheet....its the rear pillow ball bushes that require replacement top wishbone to hub....not the front.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on January 22, 2016, 03:03:29 PM
 :( Sorry to hear of the fail Jon - but at least it's not rusty with welding needed; all bolt on stuff, as you say.

Keep us posted on the story to get her fixed  8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 22, 2016, 03:08:58 PM
Damn. But those are minor stuff. Should be in streets soon :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:09:50 PM
Its no worries id been round it and under it so knew what i was expecting...i reckon all done £500 only headache is lights....what todo. The pillow ball bushes and front discs are mucho money...personally front discs are fine some small hairline cracks to be expect with track work but there on the list and will be done...not good idea to argue with tester...he is a good mate of mine so what he says todo i do.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:13:16 PM
Just a good excuse to go a legal drive that i was itching todo....check out them water seals! Rotary paranoia is cruel!
I think bobfish is about 7 foot tall...i have to raise seat....im 6 foot but struggled to see over steering wheel.
Car is set for track not street no doubt about that!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:17:36 PM
Oh yeah saw an rx8 coming the other way on way home....driver was wide eyed and big smile so think i made his day!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2016, 03:18:09 PM
Just out the pop ups back in and sort out an HID kit or whatever they're called or even some LEDs. You only have them up on a night and your turning this to a more race car aren't you?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2016, 03:19:44 PM

Oh yeah saw an rx8 coming the other way on way home....driver was wide eyed and big smile so think i made his day!
I used my rx8 to go too work before cams and drive passed an FD, he didn't even look at me, so I dropped it down two years and blasted off whilst he Potted along at 70 mph...... Pussy
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:21:10 PM
Yeah leaning towards pop ups. Need to find some at sensible price...balance between pay for new housing or 2nd hand pop ups which are poor light output anyways.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:29:12 PM
feck! £500.00 will get replacement discs and pads for the AP's   :))  thats why i did boxing day nightshift  :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 22, 2016, 03:46:52 PM
BG developments for the discs and pads.  Not sure if they are still around?  Im pretty sure i gave you a receipt from them with the documents for the car.

The discs are fine, they crack instantly the moment you put them on and stay that way forever. I wouldn't change them.  At least keep the old ones, youll kick yourself when the new ones crack after the first track day :)

Dont touch any other brake pad except the pagid RS29 yellow pads.  They are actually endurance racing pads i think.  Everyone will tell you that you are mad, but they are the only ones that i found worked.  Maybe its the way I drive, but I tried DS2500, DS3000, every EBC pad and hawk pads as well.  All of them melted in a couple of track days or gave me fade on the nurburgring.  The DS2500s took my discs with them as well on brands GP, the discs on there now are its second set.  The RS29s will make your bum pucker at the price but they are worth every penny.  Im not sure exactly what your going to do with it but my target with this car was a sub 8 minute ring lap and i cannot stress enough how much no other brake pad allowed me to do that except the pagid.  They are hard, feel horrible, and squeal at times; but they will stop you no matter what.

Re: the lights, i advise the cheapest replacement for them would be a different MOT Tester :) but that's your choice.

I am 6 foot 4.  Make sure you put a helmet on and sit in it before you commit to raise the seat up.  Not sure if your planning on installing that cage i gave you but youll want that head room once your sat in it with a bash hat on! even more so if the cage goes in! I had to drop the seat because i had to tilt my head otherwise while wearing a helmet!

Thats why the seats are hard mounted, no space for slide rails.

sorry for the MOT fail but glad its only cheap stuff.  If it was me id change the pillow balls and take it somewhere else for MOT :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 22, 2016, 03:51:23 PM
they are something like these:

http://www.oreca-store.eu/pagid-rs29-brake-pads-for-calliper-ap-racing-cp7600-d46-14-4-mm.html

Be careful when you oder though, there are two types of AP calipers and i cant remember which one you have off the top of my head.  From memory though they are the ones that have less pad material (14mm pad thickness or so instead of 18mm) but honestly not 100% sure, its worth re-checking before you spend the money.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:53:53 PM
Yes mate i agree there tiny hairlines didnt think he would mention it my other trackers have had em. I was expecting a fail eyes wide open..just needs pads and pillow balls for track. I am weighing up wether i need it motd? Its not a road car lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 03:55:37 PM
I got the reciept out all details on there....serious bud im not disappointed just an excuse to go for legal drive.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 22, 2016, 04:06:30 PM
haha good good :) glad you enjoyed it.  Clutch takes a while to get used to but is good for clutch kicking if you want to get a bit sideways.

Your right its not a road car which is why i say just get it MOT'd somewhere where they dont mind so much about the lights.  unless you think you'll drive it a lot at night.  I never did, so it wasnt as important to me as the plod wont check the lights unless they dont look right, which theyd only notice at night!

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 22, 2016, 04:07:15 PM
also double check whats on that receipt, the first order i placed with them i think the pads were wrong, so dont want you ordering the wrong set again based on that!

also how do i edit my posts?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 04:13:31 PM
mmmm do i really need an mot? only thing i can think off is for posing and ive got too much grey hair for that these days....wifey didnt go in last fd made her sick do the basics and save the cash for a new trailer! i messed up towcars as the impreza wagon wrx has a shite tow capacity so keep that for work n back and using the shogun sport that will pull a tree down all day. sleep onit me thinks.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 04:17:01 PM
haha good good :) glad you enjoyed it.  Clutch takes a while to get used to but is good for clutch kicking if you want to get a bit sideways.

Your right its not a road car which is why i say just get it MOT'd somewhere where they dont mind so much about the lights.  unless you think you'll drive it a lot at night.  I never did, so it wasnt as important to me as the plod wont check the lights unless they dont look right, which theyd only notice at night!

i work 10 mins from work and have no friends lol! dont need lights.
i got it on ramp by pulling handbrake on abit sorted out the judder...lovely when hooked up i just need a bit of time.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 05:27:24 PM
quickie question. coolant level sensor...how does this work....sensor covered with coolant grounded to earth no buzzer,,,,,level low not grounded buzzer sounds? so disconecting little plug buzzer should sound yeah?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 07:28:21 PM
http://www.mandp.co.uk/index.php/default/


loads of bike street fighter style lights to choose from.

i want it mot'd never too old for posing. :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 07:46:12 PM
http://www.mandp.co.uk/index.php/default/projector-beam-twin-headlight-black.html#

worth a punt guys...1 high 1 low . do some measuring tomoz.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2016, 08:56:31 PM
I'd just got with the pop ups, they're the only way your ever going to get proper light even if they're 1 candle power
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 09:01:02 PM
I havent got any mate looks like 200 quid 2nd hand ebay set complete...i might buy 1 housing and have a play first. I like em. 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2016, 09:13:37 PM
200! Wow they gone up in price. I got a replacement for 40 back then
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2016, 09:20:59 PM
Yeah was shocked myself... do it once and do it properly. All fun. Good thing is Westfield is ready to go and need sumit to do in garage on days off. Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 23, 2016, 04:19:51 AM
I might be able to help you with you light problem. Ill talk to my bro...

So what do you need, all that stuff or just some components?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 09:14:34 AM
If i go back to pop ups everything lamps frame lift motors and light covers.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 23, 2016, 10:23:15 AM
Ok. Well, my opinion is that you shouldt do that. I like those :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 11:08:36 AM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350352078222?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

spent the last few hours researching headlights so boring!!!...e4 dot compliant....dipped beam, high beam oh lordy yep headache...3 cups of coffee later 
think 1 found the solution and cheap. bought 1 set of these. they house a h4 ( twin filament 1 provides dipped flat line with left kick for mot beam pattern) the twin unit can be seperated so 2 lights 1 for each side....giving both hi and low beam....in theory should pass mot. custom bracket will have tobe knocked up but worth a £50 pound punt....worse case dont work, stick em on the Westy for road use as nobody sees you at junctions.

head hurts  :blank:  hoovering time and then im gonna tackle this fuel filter...wish me luck!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 03:11:14 PM
Fuel filter done....stupid place to put it....on a not to again list....relocate next time.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on January 23, 2016, 03:20:58 PM
Good to see you are starting to make progress with the "to do" list Jon  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 23, 2016, 03:21:27 PM
I'm sure Iv seen people mount it into the subframe so it's easier to access?? Might be worth a look into and out a better one in there when you put a better pump un
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 03:27:18 PM
Im back defo over op and infection....still a stupid place for a filter....if i need to do again defo gear up for a relocate....
Do i get a badge or summit?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 03:29:08 PM
Take in my time copper sliping everything before zorst and tray goes back on.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 07:06:35 PM
all back together, got to the ackward brake pipes and fuel pipes and lashings of copper slip. new exhaust gasket and hanger rubber.



had a read up on coolant buzzer and warning light, little paranoia talking in my ear....both work on ign sw pos 1( there is a continuos tone i remember it being loader?....but when car is running and confirmed coolant covering sensor i disconnected plug connector and no buzzer sounded...should have sounded right?  as break in connection to ground.

i resistanced tested sensor cable to a ground and got 0.9M ohm was expecting top see continuity? right?

plus with ast delete where should level settle in coolant tower? its not at the top about 50mm below defo covering sensor. Ive checked the overflow tank all good antifreeze in there and blow down the pipe all clear.
safety first
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160123_152526_zpsxky59sk0.jpg)
proof i done it...wheres me fd petrol filter merit badge?
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Japi....end of the Mazda Speed power plant frame...like a standard 1 but stiffer and red...
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on January 23, 2016, 10:11:30 PM
this is coming a long nicely  ;) good read, well done matey
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2016, 10:24:28 PM
Cheers...need some more parts to fit now...lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 24, 2016, 04:21:39 AM
Oh, I didnt know that you still have that Colt... :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jinx on January 24, 2016, 09:55:35 AM
Cheers...need some more parts to fit now...lol.
Jon
Don't know if you sorted the light issue but it might be worth looking at the Moss Europe catalogue. It used to list conversion kits for early MX5's with pop up headlights and the costs were nominal when compared to those for an RX7. (Knightsport? etc)  Not likely to be perfect but a useful short cut over starting from scratch? From memory the options went from fully finished enclosures down to a budget choice that left all the fixings in view with the lights up.  There were perspex covered ones too though the covers would obviously not fit your 7 - but the 'back-office' bits might make for an easy bodge - sorry - creative solution?  RX7/MX5 models being contemporaneous it is likely they would have shared ideas/approaches/solutions if not actually parts?

A
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2016, 10:57:51 AM
Jinx...yeah good shout ill go and have a look. i went through all the online motorbike stores forgot about Moss. ive bought 1set street fighter lamps waiting for delivery to see if suitable.

re Japi. Coltie owned since july 2009....never let me down....loads of trackwork.....worth peanuts to them but priceless to me. only 14 left according to howmanyleft.co.uk   just like a jap 205 gti  :))

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2016, 11:58:03 AM
Got a list now. Parts i need lol
1. Front arb droplinks
2. Front disc and pads...found supplier big thank to binliner.
3. Rear discs. Got pads for chrimbo.
4. Light solution.work in progress.
5. Rear seat belts...gonna remove rear seats negating the need and a mot pass.
6. Rear top wishbone pillow bushes. Clives on the case for new ....there not cheap.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on January 24, 2016, 10:37:05 PM
50 quid a bush as i remember from when i did them!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 25, 2016, 04:43:26 AM
re Japi. Coltie owned since july 2009....never let me down....loads of trackwork.....worth peanuts to them but priceless to me. only 14 left according to howmanyleft.co.uk   just like a jap 205 gti  :))

14 left? Well, I know that we dont have many of those either. My friend had one, he loved it... I dont have any experiences with those things. Dunno what kind of behavior she has...

Keep up the good work with FD. :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 09:23:29 AM
New  "trial" headlight arrived so will be playing with that today....looks good time will tell and if time suss out whats happened to the coolant buzzer...it dont buzz most people have the coolant buzzer on fault but mine no worky.

had my head in elec drawings so now armed with the relevant page but 4 connectors and a wire colour change...thanks Madza!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 02:25:17 PM
Its a go...2nd ordered....angle grinder been out!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 04:30:56 PM
Pop ups no chance now....angle grinder making room for the twin dominator lights....cool . 4 x h4s will be in front now....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 06:39:08 PM
 :) well pics tell the story.....

i had to todo some trimming but 1 is in and garage door test nice pattern and nice n bright. up n down adjustability and if needed left and right with a little mod. passenger side prepped ready for 2nd 1 to arrive.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 06:44:04 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160127_163215_zpsinho6lqd.jpg)
and i made a mess!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 06:56:12 PM
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwimkJef1crKAhUFVRQKHf3bD9UQjRwIBw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.briskoda.net%2Fforums%2Ftopic%2F210994-how-to-use-a-beam-setter%2F&psig=AFQjCNEYKur6z74MLmdzpYMW5sSmpcMj5A&ust=1454007246735975

dont seem to have the left kick? wait n see time had all this hassle on an import motorbike.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on January 27, 2016, 10:15:33 PM
Hi Jon,
Like the light mods.
Just a cautionary note, you may experience some flexing of the inner panels now the top frame as been cut. I bought my lights from Mart at Concept 7 many years ago and he conducted a lot of research as his kit required the same top frame cutting a little. He had an aluminium double hoop structure to span over the top of the lights to return rigidity to the top frame.
Not saying you have to do this, just sharing knowledge in case you suffer some flexing later. You can just see the hoop on the attached picture.

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 10:27:07 PM
Yes i was a bit worried about that. The light pods them selves are metal very strong and bolt to both sides as opposed to on top so hopefully i put back in what ive taken out.
The light surround where already notched out and cut down if untouched i would not have done. Nice ducting in your pic. Im gonna do the same when the ally rad is away for repair im getting them to weld some threaded bosses on so i can bolt so ducting in place.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2016, 10:28:38 PM
Im also worried about heat and current draw lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 05:57:13 PM
Drivers seat out today so i could remove rear bench so no rear seat no need for seatbelts and 1 more of the mot list.

Spent some time adjusting the clutch for correct free play and clutch bite too high before and positioning seat and harness to suit me....now i can see over steering wheel.

lots of hoovering and cleaned all interior plastics.  I think Bobfish had a sweet tooth...lots of sweetie wrappers under seat lol.  hoping to find a pound or 2 but only a 1 cent coin!
all clean now.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 28, 2016, 06:04:04 PM
Get rid of passenger seat too, don't that "because race car" I'm am proper jealous not having an FD. Think I'm going to have to have think on my car situation. Sell both my focus and my rx8 and buy something like an Audi diesel and get myself an FD OR sell the focus keep the rx8 and then get an Audi with my tax back in April. Hmmm. And turn the 8 into a single seater lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 06:07:20 PM
How much for your bridgeport engine? :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 28, 2016, 06:10:03 PM
The one in my garage or the one in my rx8?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 06:12:08 PM
In the 8 ? Nicely ran in for me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 28, 2016, 06:14:14 PM
Lol not selling yet! they must be worth about 2000 though? As rebuild is 3250 with poring isn't it
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 06:16:31 PM
Sounds about right mine was little lower price but just the block so i had to build up and install.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 06:58:12 PM
Cobra buckets are superlight i was pleasantly surprised. Got a lovely seating position despite on a fixed rail. And pedals are really nice for heel n toe....the westy is a pig for it. Throttle pedal is just that little bit higher than brake and my legs are cramped in it so its an unatural movement.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 28, 2016, 07:07:53 PM
So which do you think handles best? FD or an 8?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2016, 07:17:37 PM
Well ive only driven to mot and back very steady...trackings out and been a while since i drove my last fd....really hard to say atmo. When i drove the silver S type i had round combe last year on standard springs it was very clear to me that too softly sprung for track work felt like i was gonna join my mate on his seat. The 1 i recently sold on the tein springs was so much better....focus st came up behind me quick dropped it 2 gears went though the 3 corners and bye bye ST. The wifes mps is basically a focus st and the handling is crap.
R3...Me thinks best that thing was awesome like your joined with the car. Wish id put it round a track.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 01, 2016, 11:09:29 AM
Well the other lights arrived and some brake parts and new fuel pump....and i dont go back to work til wednesday....but just had a wedding in Newcastle ! Great weekend....but to much Proseco consumed on day 2 hangover! Will i ever learn! Not good flyin in this wind and fog landing in Bristol....nearly diverted to Luton.
Hopefully tomoz i can get a full day onit. Wedding free for 11 months now ! Enough time to forget how rough i feel and do it all again.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 01, 2016, 05:43:00 PM
hangover lifted so cracked on!
low beam
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high beam
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need some adjustment so gotta come out again unsightly gap....but ran outta light.
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this side more ackward due to boonet stay bracket and screen wash filler neck...got to do some more notching so can move to left.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 05:18:07 PM
finished the lights for mot purpose, will revisit with some stonger brackets for the lens covers and better fit later.
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some parts have arrived but nothing i can fully complete but stripped the rears down as passenger side binding as you can see by the brake dust on the wheels. We are sticking yellow stuff in rear as got them for xmas...blue stuff being made for front and rear as nieghbour has an account and doing me a favour :)
rears already for assembly and bleeding once discs arrive.

Waiting on rear pillow bushes from Clive but bought some wishbones that are in excellent condition on ebay so race on for mot! depending when i get rest of brake parts. They can then go back on ebay.

lashings of lube and wire wheel work...disc and pads where good but sliders solid so needed doing.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160202_122949_zpsjuasinnl.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160202_161159_zpsb8rtnkqo.jpg)
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 05:25:19 PM
Dude you could have painted the calumets whilst off. Gives you an extra 10hp per calliper painted!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 02, 2016, 05:26:52 PM
see this Build is Keeping you very busy mate but she's coming on very well  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 05:28:11 PM
i know got the paint here....but mot is what i want i can do asethetics ????? :)) later....still need to give the old girl a run and check engine tickety boo! :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 05:29:49 PM
see this Build is Keeping you very busy mate but she's coming on very well  ;)

i started adding up what ive spent...then i stopped!!!! :))

if its worth doing..then properly! ::)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 05:31:17 PM
Funny how driving an FD can give you water temp paranoia, I never think about it in the rx8, strange isn't it. I think the worst thing I had in the FD was the pfc controller for the apex I ecu! Constantly checking it even though it didn't matter as the engine was fully warranted so should have full confidence in it lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 05:31:50 PM

see this Build is Keeping you very busy mate but she's coming on very well  ;)

i started adding up what ive spent...then i stopped!!!! :))

if its worth doing..then properly! ::)
FD stands for Financial Defecit.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 05:40:42 PM
yes i do have a bit of rotary parnoia!!!! its the water seals im worried about! starts great little smoke on start up as she warms no smoke atall so dont no why im paranoid lol! coolant has found its own level and staying put its been flushed 4 times lol! :P

i done a champayne test some tiny bubbles but after coolant refill...plus my brand new engine in last 1 always had some bubbles so prob think unless smoking out the back and gurgling is it really that good a test.

it really is get an mot and go for a drive....after tracking Bobfish has put new track rod ends on and coilovers so needs doing b4 any boost.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 05:47:02 PM
Mine always smoked because the twins were pushed at constant 1-1.1 bar and had been ported out etc, even when it got warm the was a bit of smoke in first and second gear
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 05:49:35 PM
had a quick tot up!!!!!! with fresh service...including new fuel pump and filter and an advisorys free 12 months MOT should come in at about £5k.
new wipers, windscreen..all new brakes....bargain.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 06:50:03 PM
Nah...cant add up as well as speel ...ill stop at £5k la la la la la.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on February 02, 2016, 07:07:55 PM
Great progress Jon, loving the updates on the work you are doing  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 07:11:39 PM
Cheers mate enjoying myself.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 03, 2016, 05:17:46 AM
Yes Jon , good work. Cant wait to see her back on street (or track) :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2016, 02:53:17 PM
Thanks Clive got my pillow ball bushes and droplinks today...had a scare though postie knocked on door with all the bits in a plastic bag! and 2 halves of a jiffy bag...all 4 parts in there pheww! ^-^

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2016, 06:13:20 PM
Well i got a race on...mot b4 another op....facing that again i need a little cry.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 05, 2016, 06:31:03 PM
Arrrrrrgggggggg, another op  :(


Thanks for letting me know, I was keen to get these to you so you can get an MOT

Pulley will be here over the next few days,

 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2016, 06:35:00 PM
Yep goona try i should be back in late next week! Off the weekend and i done all my chores so in the garage early tomoz doing the bushes...there cool like rose joints proper race stuff as you said!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 05, 2016, 06:35:35 PM
Pictures!!!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2016, 06:37:33 PM
Off my op or car?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 05, 2016, 06:38:39 PM
Car parts
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2016, 06:40:48 PM
Ok will do in abit. Its only the pillow ball bushes in the rear top wishbone.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 06, 2016, 08:46:14 AM
mmmmmmm, its a howling gail outside. :(  car is immobile on driveway so cant get in garage but even if i could theres no room around it to swing tools. need a can of "man up".
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 11:30:24 AM
Well these pillow ballache bushes are fun to change. Done 1 but cant get the hub on the wishbone now.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 07, 2016, 12:05:02 PM
Use a hammer
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 12:05:49 PM
Both sides done...time 4 sunday lunch...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 12:49:37 PM
well actually pressing in an out very easy but i read an online guide saying to use 32mm socket on the side to except the bushes whilst pressing out..nope dont fit prob!...my 36mm deep is 6 sided so a no go if it was 12 sided then would have be perfect so took me an hour hunting high n low to assemble the relevant hardware to complete the job. lol inner race form old wheel bearing and rjt dairy fitting and some studding and penny washers. 22mm 12 side perfect for the pushing out bit. any ways pics tell the story 3 hours all in...hampered by the fact both side hub would not engage with new pillow balls. bit of compression over the years had to file a leading edge and wack on with my 22year old mallet lol.
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(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160207_120514_zpsml1ojkha.jpg)
pressing in easy as pressing out.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160207_114906_zpsnfaacx2j.jpg)
got these perfect condition from ebay ready to pass on. standard bushes all no wear.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160207_122052_zps5f8wwbxn.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 12:59:59 PM
oh and blonde moment....i was turning my driveshafts and heard a der dunk der dunk noise...oh balls diff is noisy :(....NOPE hand brake cable sat on abs ring on opposite side! :)) :)) :)) :)) C:-) :P ??? 8) ;D :D ;) :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 07, 2016, 01:56:52 PM
Told you to use a hammer lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2016, 09:45:46 AM
Things have ground to a halt atmo with brakes all stripped off. Was due togo in for another op Friday but no room for me despite consultant telling me i was in (clinic didnt tell me!). Hoping to get out onit tomoz depending on how i feel.
Gotta wait til 11th March now for next op! Nothing major though corrective surgery from last surgery...just feel below par and low on energy some pain and discomfort good days n bad days atmo....mighty peeved ive gotta wait another month.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on February 14, 2016, 05:57:15 PM
Hang in there Jon.

Your hammer looks like its well used  :D

I used the same method to change Pillow Balls. Just have to make sure you pull them in straight.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2016, 06:00:47 PM
Cheers mate. Fingers x tomoz get stuck in.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 14, 2016, 06:45:34 PM
some nice work going on here like the tip for pulling hub apart A BiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiG hammer always helps lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on February 14, 2016, 07:44:54 PM
Good to see the car  progress Jon, but sorry to hear about delay with op  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
Cheers guys...just a little moan...never had much patience!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 15, 2016, 03:52:34 AM
Nah... patience is overrated... ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2016, 07:57:17 PM
Getting very impatient now...ended up back at docs...kidney infection back with a vengeance ! Go in for a routine op that goes wrong so i cant poop and then have to take various medication that makes you feel like death warmed up whilst trying to go to work and do a 12 hr shift. daytime telly all repeats..watched wheeler dealers, car sos dessert valley and chasing cars now im on world war2 history! anyways i know what an rx8 engine with a blocked cat feels like! raaaa raaaa raaaa! bored rigid all i wanna do is get out in the garage! :angry5: NHS choose and book service! more like block and cancel! there getting a phonecall tomoz from the wife i think she wants to strangle me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on February 15, 2016, 08:15:57 PM
 :( all that day time 'car' related telly !!! you must be going crazzzzzy  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on February 15, 2016, 08:24:54 PM
Sorry to hear that Jon, just hope they can get things sorted out for you sooner rather than later  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2016, 08:24:58 PM
Im bored rigid! I seen all them programmes back in december!
No idea what im doing tomoz!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 16, 2016, 04:32:03 AM
Ahh crap, sorry to hear that... :/
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2016, 06:56:13 PM
finished!!!! :P :))
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/madmike_fd3s_rocket_bunny_zpsgw78zkvg.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 18, 2016, 10:01:23 PM
Wow, now that's an FD and something to aspire to ;)
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Post by: Casey on February 19, 2016, 12:26:53 AM
 :P :P :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 19, 2016, 05:17:05 AM
Good job in short time ;) I love rocket bunnys :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 19, 2016, 06:17:59 AM
Love the rocket bunny kit but I hate the front bumper! I would definitely use an original 99 spec bumper instead
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 19, 2016, 03:37:19 PM
I agree, with 99spec bumper it would look awesome
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2016, 04:04:23 PM
Yes i do like the look but unless you can find a genuine 1 your forced to fit fibreglass that with me will last 5 mins...for the time being its get well and get it though a no adbisory mot and start enjoying as is. GO not show has always been my moto. Lol. However at some point it will have a respray but not anytime soon...now got a cast in stone op date of 11th march hoping im well enough to get out on it next week.  Mrs has banned me from garage this weekend atmo and that aint worth the ear ache.lol. even though still rough and not feeling it.
So close...only front discs n pads and front arbs. And rear disc n pads and blake fluid flush.
Bored bored bored.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: cib24 on February 19, 2016, 05:09:59 PM
finished!!!!:))
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/madmike_fd3s_rocket_bunny_zpsgw78zkvg.jpg)
Computer generated?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2016, 05:14:41 PM
Maybe found on the net...looks lush dont it!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 19, 2016, 06:10:22 PM

finished!!!!:))
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/madmike_fd3s_rocket_bunny_zpsgw78zkvg.jpg)
Computer generated?
Yes that one is. I will post a picture of a real one
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 19, 2016, 06:12:24 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160219/85b4d2c29292eadefc265fa947c5d422.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160219/ad50b651a6fa140364dc3e4294cf31ab.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160219/a6f4495755fff92d6a4e7c362044c637.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: cib24 on February 19, 2016, 06:46:04 PM
Hmm...what's up with the rear wheels on all of the cars? They are angled quite aggressively. I imagine handling would be messed up after the mods required to get this look for the car?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2016, 07:03:40 PM
Yeah prob like steering a pig....theres some riduculous stance cars round my way.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 19, 2016, 07:07:34 PM
The stretch tyre, rim poke look is shit an useless, what's the point of having a 13" wide rim and a 10@ tyre!z
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2016, 07:11:46 PM
Yoof o today eh! Apprentice at work his yaris was so low he scrapped out the subframe! He had to drive everywhere like a snail as if he hit a bump would beach.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 19, 2016, 07:18:37 PM
Too worried about image
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2016, 07:28:02 PM
He replaced that car with a green is200 sport (has lsd)for skidding !!!!lol. It was a very nice lexus perfect for a retired gent....it is now slammed to  the floor! The other apprentice who says he cant slide it as surprise surprise not enough power...he took my advice and got eunos (mx5) but he just crashed it into a tree as "somebody came round corner on my side of the road" yeah right you lost it ! Aint safe round here with them 2!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 20, 2016, 04:13:36 AM
He replaced that car with a green is200 sport (has lsd)for skidding !!!!lol. It was a very nice lexus perfect for a retired gent....it is now slammed to  the floor! The other apprentice who says he cant slide it as surprise surprise not enough power...he took my advice and got eunos (mx5) but he just crashed it into a tree as "somebody came round corner on my side of the road" yeah right you lost it ! Aint safe round here with them 2!

 :57:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 20, 2016, 08:31:36 AM
I like those Lexus's, I remember seeing one in banzai mag that had a 2JZ in it! His company gave him the money for a company car so he built a Lexus drift daily driver
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 20, 2016, 08:47:08 AM
My father in law has 1 54 plate 44k its immaculate. I found it for him when he thought it was time due to his age to sell the Supra. He does miss the Supra the Is200 has not filled the void left but its a more sensible car and he is using it more.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 01:57:46 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_130403_zpstqmq1oky.jpg)

got the rears done finally, rear brakes bleed.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 06:42:34 PM
Started on the fronts which i thought would be a easy peasy...but alas no massive corrosion. bell to disc bolts all ceased, currently soaking but maybe needed bells aswell. disc just crumbled undoing bolt. luckily calipers all sweet pistons all free.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_151654_zpsbncsvbpa.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_165758_zps0dneakzy.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_165754_zpsitjsewjn.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_170420_zps0ozwwaws.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160221_165806_zpsxbnkg4sy.jpg)

bolts are having a soak in pentrating oil...but bells look awful.
arb's done.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 07:49:15 PM
Need some elbow grease on them if your re using them
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 07:51:47 PM
I got new bolts with the discs. existing are solid. Just have to see if they come out without damaging the bells. The anodising gone...but thats what satin black spray paint for.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 07:52:32 PM
Is there any advantage to having two piece discs?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 07:56:15 PM
Heat i suppose to isolate from hub? Lightweight bells are alloy?  Manufacture...less steel and machining. ? Off the top of my head....you only torque to 10 to 15 nm so float as well. Maybe.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 07:57:31 PM
How much lighter would they be? Helps with unsprung weight?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 21, 2016, 07:58:58 PM
Weight and Heat Dissipation,

The separate alloy bell does not retain the heat the way the all in one cast iron bell does, allowing the Disc ring to dissipate heat faster.

RX-8 Disc Weight Comparison
One-piece   12.3 lbs.
Two-piece   9.8 lbs.
Weight Savings: 2.5 lbs.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 07:59:01 PM
Cailpers weigh nothing....discs are heavy....suspects bells will lightweight. Gonna see what price new are save fookin about.
Last job b4 mot.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 08:01:10 PM
Something Iv never looked into... What advatantage is there too having less weight on your wheels?? Brakes an tyres etc? Do it help accelerate ?? I don't understand it fully
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 08:01:40 PM
That makes sense Clive...first time ive had big brakes like this!
So the low torque joining the disc to the bell is for what reason?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 08:05:07 PM
And Clive these are J hook groves in them....C shape groove  which way should they face...
Pads ive gone for EBC blue stuff endurance. Rears where specially made for me !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 21, 2016, 08:22:16 PM
Grant, simple answer is the lighter the un-sprung weight is, the easier damper can control the suspension making the damper more able to control the suspension weight while its waggling up and down  more effectively.

People often overlook the role of the damper, not fully understanding that its the effectiveness of the damper and that it keeps the tyre in contact with the ground.

To give you an idea how dampers can make a difference, we used to sell JRZ suspension for Porsche Super Cup cars at 5K a set, but these were reckoned to be worth 1.5 and maybe 2 seconds a lap, which is huge in a one make series!

Jon, the shape of the J will read like you have written the J on the disc, same with the C shape   
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 08:24:28 PM
Ahh thanks clive so filling the wheels with helium will helplol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 21, 2016, 08:27:12 PM
Ahh thanks clive so filling the wheels with helium will helplol

Save some for your shoes as well and you will feel like your "Walking on Air" ;), thankyou this thread was getting far too serious  :wee_hee:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2016, 08:27:18 PM
Cool cheers Clive.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 21, 2016, 08:27:27 PM
Hehehehe
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2016, 05:51:55 PM
well another twist....bell bolts came out ok after pentrating oil done its job. But new disc do not fit old bells! doh. holes line up perfect but bell id about a 1mm bigger than needed. new bells will take at least a week to machine and a fair few quid. trip to the lathe required.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160222_133009_zpsgrwmb10r.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2016, 05:54:04 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160222_133017_zpsbemugazk.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2016, 05:55:04 PM
and i had to buy a 5 to 25 nm torque wrench lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 22, 2016, 09:43:15 PM
Send the discs back and get the correct ones??
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2016, 09:46:01 PM
Its literally 0.5mm prob tolerance plus a bit of corrosion thrown in. Easy and quicker to give the bells a lick on the lathe. Holes line up perfect.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 22, 2016, 09:46:47 PM
Ah I thought you mean lt the holes didn't line up. Yeh skim on the lathe sort it out
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2016, 08:46:14 PM
All ready for assembly just waiting on my 1/4in torque wrench! Suspect it will  never be used again.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2016, 09:17:10 PM
Yes but when you need it next you will know you have one!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 09:28:00 AM
well i got all confused with this floating or bolted bell brake set up....so had a read up on AP website site...im convinced i have a bolted set up and will assemble as found with 10nm torque. have new bolts and discs and i am reusing the old bells...but i think i will order some new 1s after shes got Fingers x an mot. due to the disc and furry bell corrosion concerned about discs runout so changed the lot...the consequences dont bear thinking about.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 10:58:02 AM
Waiting to pounce on postie for me dinky torque wrench....ive guessed it lol. Trial fitted discs and no runout to the naked eye but they where good with the dti so hopefully ok.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 24, 2016, 11:34:53 AM
Are you sure the bell wont fit the disc?

Everything is designed to be a tight fit on these as its obviously quite an important area to make sure its COMPLETELY Centred.  If you skim off the bell there is a possiblity that the disc will not be centrally located on the bell, which is something you do NOT Want.  You may find it all locates properly once tightened up?

The bolts are also designed to be non removable for obvious reasons and thus are an absolute pig to remove!

I changed the discs a while ago and remember it being an absolute bstard of a job
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 24, 2016, 11:37:18 AM
also try sticking the bell in the freezer overnight and the disc in the oven at 100 degrees for 30 minutes and then see if it fits.  Dont forget heat and expansion, alloy expands at a different rate to steel.  If you definitely have the right parts they are designed the way they are for a reason.  I would really be VERY concerned about skimming anything off.  You may find it waggles around like a flag in the wind once its up to racing temp, which again you dont want when the bolts are only tightened loosely.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 11:48:28 AM
Well thats means there fubar then...i skimmed about 0.5mm off. The new disc id was about 0.5 smaller than old ...i assumed wrong that the bolts did the centre ing . Opps .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 11:58:48 AM
Well ill put em on to get an mot ...and order up some new 1s. Lol lesson learnt.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: bin liner on February 24, 2016, 12:38:33 PM
I dont think you will have a problem.  Once they are tighten down you should not get any movement anyway.  Just use the correct fastners, torque and sequence.  You have fixed bells so are not designed to move like a floating setup.  The back ring is just a centering rings....They should centre correctly off the shoulder of the fastner regardless..hth
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 12:43:44 PM
Am abit confused here...just gone to my mate and assembled using his torque wrench. Went opposite bolts to 5nm and then opposites like a clock face 6pm then 12 , 9 then 3 etc. It looks sweet these where brand new ap bolts.  Like i said first big brake kit for me so learning.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 12:44:18 PM
Soz then i redid to 10 nm.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 04:24:57 PM
All ready for mot....
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Post by: bin liner on February 24, 2016, 04:37:57 PM
yes thats sounds all good.   just recheck after a few drives and heat cycles but i cant see them being a problem..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jeff_fohlen90 on February 24, 2016, 04:39:23 PM
All the best that it gets through the MOT ok!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 04:43:13 PM
Cool thanks mate...yeah gonna revisit and bleed brakes again...not as firm as i would like but new pads and disks all round so no surprise. Good news is the rear bind is sorted . Still a few jobs. Rang my mate for mot he said friday....mmmm. bit of pestering tomoz and fry up in a bun might sort a thursday mot.
12 months ticket no advisorys is the aim....headlights are still unknown...
Thanks everyone for all your help.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 04:45:22 PM
And ill say again....clutch is a 8itch.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 24, 2016, 05:06:51 PM
hey if the brakes work then they work.  If the new discs were smaller than the old ones then you wont have a problem,  I just remember the inner rings being tight when i changed them so didnt want you taking off material you didnt have to!

I know what you mean about the clutch, its not made for around town driving! Wait until you launch it though :) Theres a point you get it to where its biting but the car wont move. Come off a few MM and it takes off like a scalded cat with a really positive hook up in the rear. Youll see :) And youll learn to love it im sure too hahaha

Let us know how the MOT goes, I think I'm nearly as excited about this as you.  Did you change the engine mounts? I cant remember.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 05:18:50 PM
Not yet mate....gonna do sump seal up at same time....had an attempt and abort lol. Shes running lovely and firing staight up hot n cold. I just need some BOOST! Lol!
If i cant get mot slot tomoz with bribes of bacon sandwich ill book in for mot repairs at alignment station!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 05:21:01 PM
What pressure did you settle on these 888s mate...cold rear at mo 24psi and front 22 psi at mo...i need to get em reseated as going flat over time.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2016, 06:18:53 PM
Couple of pics...lick of paint on bells.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160224_135016_zps55e19yga.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160224_135008_zpssk4tcufp.jpg)
the missing spacer is no on doh.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160224_160611_zpsc9bsa1kf.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 24, 2016, 09:28:10 PM
Looking good mate.  Think I used to run 28 front and rear, its been a while though so cant remember!

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on February 24, 2016, 10:33:29 PM
Jon
I run R888 on road at 30 to 32psi and on track about 27 psi.

FD looking great well done.
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Post by: Casey on February 25, 2016, 12:09:46 AM
Looking great Jon, good luck with the MOT  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 25, 2016, 03:10:46 AM
Yes, good luck... :)

Whos Subaru is that? :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 06:46:19 AM
Its mine ..its beat up previous write off my mate bought....i use it for work n back. I thought i was   going to tow with it but the tow capacity is 1200 kg...unlike the shogun which is 3500kg .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 11:44:21 AM
1.30 pm. Bacon butty brown sauce and diet coke.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 03:16:26 PM
Bottom lip is stuck out lol.
Bloody headlights...better but still no correct beam pattern...played around and took them out and crap pattern...back to the drawing board....tempted to ring up concept 7 and buy there kit.
On positive note BOOST is fine and even though alignment needs to be done managed a fast sweep round a roundabout and sticks like a limpet.
Idle still dieing at junctions needs tobe addressed.
Pain now but every subsequent mot will be a breeze.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 03:32:29 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HELLA-90mm-Headlamps-headlights-FIXINGS-Dipped-Main-Beam-Sidelight-Kitcar-Hotrod-/231720410971?hash=item35f39cdf5b:g:iBAAAOSwwbdWHjai

mmmm?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 05:37:00 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160225_171839_zpsaeakogrb.jpg)

well i stripped a headlight out and changed  h4 to another lamp.....beam was flat :(  so i rotated lens by slotting light cover.
seems to be ok now has a left kick....im taking light over to mot beam pattern tester tomoz.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160225_171052_zpspsep7bty.jpg)

looks good tome but i thought that before.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 06:21:36 PM
Also anybody offer any insight to idle control....she is idling nicely at 850 to 925 on commander...( higher on rpm gauge) but when coming to junctions she either nearly dies or dies...when she doesnt die drops too 600 rpm and quickly recovers. i wound in the throttle stop to 1100 to get home but hunts then.
I took the IACV off couple of weeks ago, gasket was good and peered inside look ok tome  :-[
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 25, 2016, 07:24:58 PM
does it have the dashpot?

http://www.rx7club.com/attachments/3rd-generation-rx-7-1993-2002-parts-99/347793d1244832590-fd-throttle-body-dscn2977.jpg

the roudn thing on the left of the picture there

Mine was fubared and i removed it. cant remember if i ever got another?

it "dampens" The off throttle response so the throttle cant just completely snap shut
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 25, 2016, 07:26:28 PM
p.s seeing the old heater panel there reminds me - have you fitted the last 2000 spec door card yet?

one of the last things i did was fit the whole 2000 spec trim package i bought but i dont think i ever did the passenger door.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 07:35:16 PM
Ill check if the dampner is there in morning. Does make sense.
Door card not on yet mate. I had a good drive back...lol confirmed boosting ok and no misfires lol.
Theres a real surge  i think 6k ish takes about a 1 sec to get to 7500 lol. She sounds lush too.
I reckon she,ll suit combe well...power corners!
I think abit more tinkering and lights will be fine if not i have a back up plan...i just cant spend 700 quid on new 1s. I can fly to Oz for that.
You gotta love BOOST!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 25, 2016, 08:06:04 PM
Been out to car yep the dampner is missing...ill source another. Thats that issue put tobed.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on February 25, 2016, 09:15:53 PM
im so glad its all working well for you mate.  As mentioned on the phone i didnt suspect anything was wrong with the car at all but with it being sat i was worried there would be and you wouldnt find out till later.

Im really glad thats not the case! Cant wait to see her again back in her former glory. I seriously might cry when i do though (or try and buy it back off you)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 26, 2016, 04:55:50 AM
What engine that Scooby has? :) I like them ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2016, 07:14:11 AM
@bobfish been hampered alot by illness and op complications but if i was not at home i would not have seen your ad and somebody else may have bought it and be being broke now...mot wise its the 1 job left the headlights and have several options available.few other jobs but where through the majority and i love tinkering in the garage.
@japi. Uk wagon wrx. 2l turbo boxer engine 5 speed. 215 bhp..i had a few jobs todo on it new calipers as common fault and uk cars come with 3 cats! The uppipe to turbo cats are common for failing and making a right mess in the turbo so thats been decatted...and really frees up a few ponies. Its got a nice standard quiet exhaust on it. As i live rural its great for b road commute to work at 5.30 am.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2016, 07:52:33 AM
sussed the lights,,,,ended up on a kitcar forum as these are used extensively on all manner of kitcars....they produce a flat beam no 15 deg kicker to the left as required by uk mot....but this flat beam is produced by a v pattern and you simply rotate the lens left or right to get the desired kicker. this is what i found last night.....instructions in the box would have been nice when a lens has top written on it thats where you put it! Apparently many people have had fails with these lights and a simple rotate of lens gives the desired output.
head hurts now lol!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 26, 2016, 11:48:21 AM
I allways have wanted that kind of Scooby. Nice. They are awesome... But they are expensive here... :/
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2016, 04:03:05 PM
It was cheap off a mate as beat up and needed some work which ive done.
Had enough of headlights today given me the hump. They give the right pattern but need to be adjustable to get pattern whilst inside housing which is proving difficult. Rethink and have another go tomoz.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 27, 2016, 08:43:04 AM
I didn't realise that subarus were lacking in so much power. 2.0 turbo and only just over 200hp! Haha no wonder my neighbour was impressed when I told him my FD was around 340 hp, as he was used to subarus
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 08:53:40 AM
Jdm 1s better....better turbo and less cats... for a grand i could get it to 300bhp properly tuned did with my last 1. But then less reliable at this power with  80k on clock should do 130k no probs if it dont rust to pieces b4.
Wife had a classic wrx v limited years ago a 95...thing came from Japan with trick suspension and god knows what fettled under bonnet handled sublime and went really well no lag linear power....different car to my wagon but it was cheap and wanted a car for work n back that i could tow with. It can tow the westy but not the fd!  Over on weight.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 12:59:51 PM
well ive emailed everyone braking a rx7 in the uk and looked at all the tuners websites for complete pop ups, just now gotta wait n see what comes in...couple of years ago could of got the lot for £50....

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2016, 03:44:44 PM
Jon, I told you, if we can find bro´s FD´s all pop up lights parts, we will send them if you need :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 03:54:40 PM
you would be a star if you could  ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D ....im trying to get her an mot before next operation which will put me outta action again!

ive learnt alot about dipped headlights...blimin minefield...motor bikes have flat dip cars have a left kick uk and right kick euro. but whilst i now have a dipped pattern emitted from both headlights they need to be directed in not straight out as i have set....i have no facility todo with the 1s i bought....ive found some more but goona be another 200 odd quid with then fabricating brackets etc.

ive removed some steel where the pop ups bolt onto but i can fabricate something in ally....rock and hard place lol!

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 04:03:34 PM
when do you reckon you can check bud? ive emailed alot of people and if soemone offers me them at a decent price im gonna pounce ninja stylee!

now is good time YEAH?  :D :D :D :D :D   O0

Japfest is only round the corner lots todo!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2016, 04:28:30 PM
Well, now I cant, I´m allready wee wasted ;)  and those parts are in my bros house. But I can ask him if he finds them...

But then we have to check how much they weight and that check shipping price... :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 04:30:08 PM
Ok mate if you can great.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2016, 04:34:07 PM
No problemo!  :-\
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2016, 04:35:22 PM
You know, I just realized something. Every time I try to work my Opel, it gets me drunk :D  :singing:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2016, 04:37:58 PM
No beer for me im scoffing cookies choc chip...yum yum
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2016, 05:45:09 PM
I have been watching youtube videos from previous Japfest events... how should I say this...

I CANT WAIT!!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jynkkis on February 29, 2016, 12:56:30 PM
Sorry jon for delay. Japi will pickup the lightsystem tomorrow and send them to you. Dont know about the pattern but she is wrong side steering (rightside) and never mot in Finland so pattern should be correct. I dont have the coverplates but i hope they suit your need. Could you settle details with japi? Address etc.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 29, 2016, 01:06:05 PM
Your a star...nothing in uk complete lol...checked today everything there except steel i cut out doh...just picking up angle plate to replace what i took out.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2016, 11:33:28 AM
Jon´s stuff ready to go. :) We couldnt find that black plastic to which comes around light. :/ Other has it (shown at that pic), other we dont know..

(http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b588/japi_laukkanen/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0002_zpsmf2vucli.jpg) (http://s1293.photobucket.com/user/japi_laukkanen/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0002_zpsmf2vucli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2016, 11:37:15 AM
Sweet....i sent you my address you got it? Let me know cost and ill paypal you...cheers mate....i email every breaker on ebay and only 1 reply and he wont send only pick up 350 mile round trip nah!  Your a star and your bro!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2016, 11:47:49 AM
Yeah, I got it. Dunno prize yet, our post offices shipping calculator was down... Im now on my way to post office...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2016, 11:50:22 AM
Umm... We have only 2500km... ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2016, 12:23:50 PM
Damn, it was 45€, its about 36£. More than I thought...

And those parts aren't mine,  so I dont need money for them. ;)

Well, its should be leaving, well now :)

Btw, just used goolge maps, from my address to yours, is exactly 2500km if using car :D

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2016, 12:39:12 PM
hi Bud Thanks to you and bro!
send me pm and ill paypal postage cost and bit extra for you and Jynkis for a few beers on me!
your Japfest ticket is on me as well...have not bought yet or mine getting in a few days. ( broadband issue)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2016, 01:56:59 PM
Anyways, its impossible to give any kind of price cause I dont know what they are worth, condition isnt so good, I actually dont know do they work  and afterall bro doesent need them... :) So better to do a charity and help a friend :)

No problemo, happy to help mate  :singing:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jynkkis on March 01, 2016, 03:53:24 PM
I dont need more than your soul!!! Muhahaha mmuhahahaham muhahahaaa...
sorry couldnt resist.
Toss me a beer when driving round here...  no need more for parts. I think you can settle the posting with japi at japfest... its up to you. Im glad if those parts help you a bit.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2016, 05:13:37 PM
Helped me out bigtime...!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: memski on March 01, 2016, 05:51:17 PM
Stalling at junctions could be faulty clutch switch, spring usually fails on these.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2016, 05:54:38 PM
Cheers mate. I got a throttle dampner coming attached to a throttle body lol if that dont solve ill check the clutch switch.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 02, 2016, 11:29:58 AM
Oh, forgot to say, theres few suprizes in your package too, so open up carefully ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2016, 11:35:20 AM
Ohhh! Cool! Excited.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2016, 04:53:58 PM
Cheers Japi and Jynkkis!  :bravo_2:

box of bits arrived from the Mad Finns!...not sure what im goona do with my presents!  :))

hoping i can get out tomoz and sort em out had a quick recky but not feelin it 2day so i got some retail therapy in 1 light shorund from Jimmys and 2 new headlight covers from concept7!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160303_170506_zpsnkpjxjrv.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 04:14:30 AM
Allready? Wow, that was quite fast...
Happy to help, sir :)

Well, we thought that you need few surprizes, we were laughing so hard when we put all that crap in to that package...  :sign0151: :57:
Unfortunatly, that beer can was empty, didnt want to brake any customs laws...

Are they ok? Do they work?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 07:33:22 AM
Yeah should be fine. Full can of beer next time please!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 10:15:37 AM
Blimey!!!! Cracking service....order x2 Concept 7 headlight covers yesterday and they arrive b4 10am today...excellent packaging as well. The covers look the businezz as well. Very impressed indeed....no sign of my Throttle body yet...tut tut!
Think i might be getting the ducktail spoiler from Concept 7 judging by this quality!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 10:41:59 AM
Ok, good. :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 10:42:40 AM
Oh, and we will send full beer next time :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 02:39:18 PM
There in and working...oh what a mare though....some prat cut the steel out! Handily used the new cover as a datum to fix the top down on the new alloy angle i put back in. Drivers went in first go but passenger alignment was awful when tightening back up....but where now back to pop ups.. quite happy...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 04:25:41 PM
Thanks Memski....put the clutch switch on my radar....yep spring broke inside so plunger not coming out.....i am awesome....cheapest fix yet....spring from a pen fits n works a treat....lol.
Ive just set the coilovers all the same and pumped up the tyres ready for mot.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 05:05:28 PM
"Some prat cut the steel out"...?

Good job Jon! :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 05:09:11 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160305_142327_zpshvzltrrn.jpg)
waiting on a shroud.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160305_142015_zpsmdk9foh9.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160304_152740_zpsr6mym5zo.jpg)
rigidity back.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160304_152735_zpsbaby4j8x.jpg)
clutch switch repair.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160305_161758_zpssmqig92k.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160303_170518_zpsi6cejvpb.jpg)
"presents from the crazy fins"
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160303_170338_zpslcusynat.jpg)
fingers x 3rd time lucky i get mot next week b4 op.
still loads todo.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: memski on March 05, 2016, 05:11:44 PM
Good to hear it's fixed, love the cheap fixes
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 05:16:08 PM
Good to hear it's fixed, love the cheap fixes

lol ball point pen spring is perfect!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 05:18:40 PM
if or when shes goes in for respray ill revisit the alloy and get steel welded in best i can do at mo.  8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 06:50:54 PM
Oh, cutted that metal...

Yes, we didnt found that other shroud...

Did you find that horn? ;) well, we thought that might need all that crap! :D

Was that cover plate broken???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 06:54:00 PM
Ive kept the horn it will end up on something lol!
The cover was cracked in 2 when opened.
Ive got a shroud coming .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 06:55:39 PM
I was wondering if you had rear subframe and diff...lol i measured up an mx5 subframe the other day for the westfield.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2016, 06:59:09 PM
Lol!!!

Was it??? Damn :/ well, I quess good thing that I used it to cover those lights so their glass wont brake...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 07:08:12 PM
Once it passed mot there be shut till next year lol. Got a bone yard of light bits now. Ive adjusted these on garage door with adjusters...up n down left n right fully adjustable now so defo a pass. Then tracking and tyres need taking off and rebeading as 3 of 4 fo flat very quickly. No prob for my tyre fitting mate.
Then we gotta do the engine mounts n sump seal.
Prob do the fuel pump tomoz. And or take Westory for a blast. All depends how i feel.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2016, 07:09:32 PM
The end is nigh then BOOST!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on March 05, 2016, 07:11:23 PM
nice build coming along well 8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 06, 2016, 04:27:43 PM
How much did the car cost to buy?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2016, 05:40:32 PM
Same as yours ! £3500 i have kept a record of all expenditure spent £5500 So far. Happy as an  appreciating classic .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 06, 2016, 05:41:50 PM
Cheap!!! Just been looking at price, got itchy Rex seven fret
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2016, 05:50:26 PM
 I think it was the right price as fair bit of work and outlay. I was in the right place at the right time.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:04:35 PM
Wonder how much a rolling chassis would be .......
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:12:38 PM
Couple of projects on ebay...the trxworks guy seems to have a few. Circa 2k.  You got the engine...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:13:12 PM
Iv got an engine. But it's for an fc:-(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:14:40 PM
Iv got all go fast parts. A stock car would be mint even with no rebuild as I can throw my turbo on it!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:14:54 PM
Give it tome ....ill stick it invthe westy....frikin hell that would be crazy.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:16:19 PM
There was an fd stripped all parts included to assemble couple of weeks back....i posted a uk car today as well needing some love....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:16:53 PM
Haha swap you my pile of junk and rx8 for the FD lol!!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:18:01 PM
Let's see how much tax I get back in April and then sort thing from there. Rx8 is brilliant but my son can't see out of windows as it's very enclosed even with a baby seat sat up high
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:18:28 PM
Upgrade my work car and then get my own fun haver!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:21:28 PM
First dibs on your rx8 then for me pls.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:23:44 PM
Oh really? Deal.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:24:01 PM
How much?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:27:45 PM
I ment first dibs when you sell....fd going nowhere....i dunno really have not seen a bridge port rx8 come up forsale yet and i have been looking...to me make sense to buy 1 and swap engines. No running in. Or buy an fc and put that in.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:29:28 PM
Yeh I know you meant for rx8. Lol. Yeh I was thinking it be cheaper to buy my car than too pay for a new engine as I know I wouldn't get 3500 for my rx8 but I didn't buy it to make money, more of a storage place for a bit of cash so I don't spend it on crap
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:33:22 PM
Yeah masterplan swap a run in bridge in. Rebuild my standard 1 with the ported plates as a learning excercise run in in rx8.
I need e shaft and a c rotor and poss a housing got a nick in it ...
However into the fd atmo.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 07, 2016, 07:36:34 PM
A rebuild kit is about 1,000 isn't it? I think an FD is a much nicer car by far! Dunno performance wise though but rx7 powaaaaaah
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2016, 07:39:12 PM
Yes circa 1000. Yeah looking forward to boost! Ready for mot
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2016, 04:38:51 PM
Woohoo. 12months mot. Hunter 4 wheel alignment done. X4 tyres rebeaded...lots of boost happy days.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2016, 04:50:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160308_164014_zps03vegahx.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160308_164031_zps9pj5qmp7.jpg)
drives alot better now alignment done.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 08, 2016, 08:09:55 PM
Is that a pass with no advisories, job well done buddy
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2016, 08:14:15 PM
Got 1 advisory! No rear seat fitted lol....it will be back in tomoz. So technically no advisorys ....its a standing joke with my mate ( who is an mot tester) i always do the advisorys and he always tries to find summit to put an advisory in.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 08, 2016, 08:39:02 PM
So what's next on the to do list?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on March 08, 2016, 08:39:23 PM
1 degree of camber? wheres your sense of style man?!

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpt1/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/12353437_987107171347400_1252236377_n.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on March 08, 2016, 08:39:46 PM
So what's next on the to do list?

put some petrol in it! haha
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2016, 08:51:07 PM
Ha ha. Yeah i went with factory settings for mo. Guy spent alot of time deceasing rear tca had to get the blowtorch out they where solid so i didnt wanna mess him about as he had agree to re tyre seal all beads on the tyres as well.
Emm whats next...gotta do the sump leak and engine mounts and get it booked in for a trackday.
Im booked in for friday for another op (new exhaust). So will be quiet for a week or 2.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 09, 2016, 03:08:47 AM
Good job mate!!! Now, just enjoy and drive her hard :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on March 09, 2016, 03:32:47 PM
Im really glad to see this back on the road. I thought i recognised it and then saw that carl sold it direct to you. You've had a lot of car there for the money so congrats you jammy bugger. If i had known at the time of sale i would have bought it myself. I think i've still got some pics of this from the ring trip if you're interested?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2016, 04:24:23 PM
Cheers mate, yeah its a beast! :P  was hoping to get out today and put some mileage on but its been blowing a gale here! need a nice sunny dry day to bed the new brakes in and scrub the 888s.
few jobs todo and suspect will get respray next winter.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2016, 04:27:42 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160309_145737_zpsakjfq8cs.jpg)
work in progess but looking alot better than when she arrived covered in green slime!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2016, 05:55:52 PM
Yes mate piccies good.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 12:02:54 PM
Pre flight checks all complete...£10 of t99...then off to nearest Shell garage.15 miles away..100ml of premix and filled with v power  on the m4 at Bath off at Chippenham. Popped in my mates for Brew and all good...boost seems fine and all temps n pressures. Got my arse handed to me by a M3 race car 2 mins from home.....left me for dust.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 12:23:06 PM
Dudes prob twice the power and twice the torque and all electronic gizmos, few turbo upgrade over night parts from Japan and the m3 will think twice before racing you lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 12:27:27 PM
His number plate F1 BUT ....any plate with F1 onit big money more than my car....its that time of year round here where they all come of the local trading est and blast up the road. Prepping for first race of the season. He got the jump on me as well as not expecting him to boot it....i stayed in touch and my looked better lol. Turned off road without using indicators as well...typical bmw driver lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 04:12:34 PM
Lol washed it... feck it took it out again....abit more aggressive this time....whole lot of fun!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 05:42:50 PM
Can't beat turbos can you??!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 05:45:37 PM
Yeah turbo boost is awesome !
Cant help thinking what a fd powered westfield would be like....insane.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 05:48:00 PM
Death trap lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 05:48:26 PM
Hmmm http://www.turblown.net/store/index.php?productID=81
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 05:50:43 PM
Yeah too much for little chassis.
Bolt an rx8 subframe in front and  rear.....join the 2 with tube. Ive done some drawings lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 05:54:01 PM
Nice there US power figures so you gotta half em for the rest of the world !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 05:59:18 PM
I'm probably at half that power now! Lol. Money spent on turbo vs NA upgrades = minimum 100hp for turbo lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 06:03:30 PM
Yeah NA pants for tuning. More £ per BHP. Look at the motor industry now 1.2 with turbos 160bhp.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 10, 2016, 06:25:12 PM
Turbos allow you to have huge power and drive ability. Need to look at my options with my motor and rx8. Rx8 is quick, especially these last two nights, the air seems to be perfect and the rx8 feels faster, a lot faster. But it's just missing that plant you in your seat turbo power!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 10, 2016, 06:38:33 PM
Yeah and couple clicks more power....gotta say back to back scooby wrx to my 231 about the same. But 1k easy 300bhp safe tune cant do that on the renny.
BOOSTED is awesome ha ha ha.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 10, 2016, 10:28:59 PM
So what Mod's is the FD running and what sort of output do you estimate it's putting out?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 08:25:48 AM
Off the top of my head the forsale thread is on here with greater detail
Stock twins on 14psi
Apexi fc
V mount rad and IC
Silenced decat downpipe.
Racing beat cat back
Bc coilovers.
Poly bushed
Rays 57 wheels with 888s
Uprated antirollcar mount not sure what this is.
Braided brake lines.
Mazda speed ppf.
Exedy twin plate clutch.braided clutch hose.
Defi gauges
Ap racing 320 mm front BBK
Cobra buckets and harnesses.
Theres other bits and pieces but thats off the top of my head.
Bobfish done all the moding.
Ive just done the recomissioning after a lay up.




Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 08:27:52 AM
Got a dyno at 320bhp. Dont know if that is wheels or flywheel feels like the latter.
Still lots todo ha ha.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 08:41:58 AM
I'd suspect fwhp, stock twins at best do ~400 hp before they die quickly
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 08:42:10 AM
Well that's what the Internet says
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 08:48:16 AM
In the latest issue of japanese performance an rx8 231 made 202bhp at wheels! Ive been following it a projects car its freshly built with porting and tdi dyno so should be good not fishermans ruler!  I reckon yours 220 wheels 250 fly.....we need this dyno Grant lol!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 08:55:08 AM
I know! Need to sort my life out and get it in the dyno!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 08:55:36 AM
202 to wheels is a lot.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 08:58:29 AM
Yeah. I thought so too! Standard dynos at 150 to 160? 40 hp from streetport? All depends on dyno settings....if it was american it would be 400hp ha ha .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 08:59:40 AM
Does it have s performance exhaust? That will take it 200 for sure from what Iv seen
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 09:04:24 AM
Lots of goodies on it exhaust included...latest issue of Jap Performance. 202 at wheels is respectable. We really need to see yours
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 09:06:12 AM
Im gonna dyno the westy £45 quid down here hopefully next week.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 09:10:15 AM
I'm going to say mine will beat that even with stock exhaust. And mine has a higher peak too as, as you know, it keeps going all the way too 9500 with no drop off
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 09:14:14 AM
Dyno dyno dyno dyno! Mines gonna make 170 wheels old 70k plus engine but running great free flow exhaust and no driver aids reining power in. Any thing above bonus.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 09:15:59 AM
I will take the driver aid fuses out for dyno. Only way to get correct numbers
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 11, 2016, 09:18:30 AM
Next week?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 11, 2016, 09:25:09 AM
I wish. Maybe
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 09:52:23 AM
Grant....over on rx8club ...a bridge has been dynod at rotary revs.. trick set up lightened rotors and flywheel. .. 197bhp at WHEELS ! That 1 in JP...abit mmmm really....whats  mechanical losses   25%?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:36:07 PM
I will just get a dyno video for you, 2 mins. If you don't disable the ABS&ESP it will ruin any accurate power figure
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:36:50 PM
You done it cool mate well done.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:38:11 PM
No not mine lol

PAC performance
Stock rx8 think this is fwhp
http://youtu.be/6A3v2XYo-3Q
Title: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:42:16 PM
Typical upgrades just look at the end. No porting at all but I don't know whether it's fwhp or whp
http://youtu.be/GBD1TuNiFag
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:42:18 PM
Yeah paused on graph...gotta be flywheel. Rotary Revs has a hub dyno...his was 197bhp at Wheels ..the bridge shown on the plates is same as ours. Theyve mapped it as well.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:43:49 PM
So at 20% loss that's 246 hp
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:43:56 PM
Fwhp
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:44:59 PM
At a 15% loss it would be 230fwhp which is what Carl says it is
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:51:33 PM
Cool. Fc turbo the westy....start again lol 300hp.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:54:30 PM
What section is the video in?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:56:25 PM
Theres a fb video and i found it in build thread...im not a member just a lurky lurker i use tapatalk and its a very recent post. Adam red evole is the title.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:56:54 PM
I'm just having a lurk on website
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:57:28 PM
I cant join i aint got an rx8 lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:58:11 PM
Lol I'm not joining, too many people angry up my blood with their rotary related retardedness
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 12:59:12 PM
Yeah know what you mean. Its all soft n fluffy in here.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 12, 2016, 12:59:29 PM
Yep:-)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2016, 01:00:03 PM
Quality not quantity as well.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 13, 2016, 06:38:15 PM
Well, still playing and went out a sunday afternoon blast....fair bit of boost and looking at the commander...

came to the conclusion gearing seems a bit short and although mashing to 7500 on the tacho getting into 5th quite often?  well it turns out 7500 red line is actually 5500 as indicated bu the commander and 9k on the dash opens up a whole lot more fun!  :))

ive got some shaking at the steering wheels so either brakes or balancing reqd....but got a valve leak so could be the fact the 888 was behaving as a run flat....was on 5psi when checked hot :( funny 90deg bend jobby.

also ive been keeping an eye on coolant temps and levels...car stays at 82deg C allday long on commander despite behaving like a hoonigan but ive noticed coolant dropping ever so slightly...and sucking on the pipe to the overflow plastic bottle seemed blocked...blew and cleared and sucked and got a mouthful of antifreeze...erggghh. so Pela pump flushed it all out and lots of sediment in bottom,,,is there a guaze or grid in the suction pipe?
anyways its all clear now and re top up ran up til fans came on/off and left to cool and will recheck levels as ive been doing.

in addition need to stick me beak in the apexi manual and work out what the functions and gizzmos do as have not got a clue.

in sensor check VMOP is highlight flashes on off and 0.99v so looks like a feedback prob with oil metering pump...shes premixed at mo. had a look where it is and found the checking procedure in the manaul so a job for another day.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160313_155420_zpsxw0owcml.jpg)
white wheels...bedding brakes in.lol. leaking profusely from rubber seal....googling says they clamp from inside rim and its looser than all the others.
oil leak seems to have stopped :P ( does have some).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 13, 2016, 06:54:06 PM
Those apexi commanders are what cause more problems than anything in an FD, constantly looking at it I was. Instead of just enjoying the car, worrying about it blowing up or some crap when there was no reason for it too blow up.

You should be changing gear a couple of seconds after it starts beeping, no sooner unless your driving around town hahah
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 13, 2016, 06:57:32 PM
yeah, thought the beep was duff!  ;D happy its stays at 82deg C..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 13, 2016, 09:04:33 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160313/8b17958a74ff9d0863f65751e6001e1b.jpg)

Rear wheel horse powaaaah! That's basic mods with a reflash
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 13, 2016, 10:13:40 PM
Impressive wheels fiqure.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 03:27:50 PM
Thats better, x4 wheels balanced and leaky valve sorted...no more steering wheel shake.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 14, 2016, 03:45:24 PM
Do you know any alignment settings for the rx8? I think my rear wheel are clambering in at the top so going look at getting it sorted:-)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 05:01:02 PM
For a road car i go with settings stored in the alignment machine. But if your gonna lower it might as well wait til the springs are in.
Worth checking you havent got a broken coil spring if showing some camber.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 14, 2016, 05:02:14 PM
Ah good point. It does bang a little at the rear. Worth a check this weekend then
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 05:03:36 PM
Tell the misses once broke and ring Clive and get 4 eibach or teins as cheaper than 1 from mazda lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 14, 2016, 05:04:40 PM
Oh yes
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 05:06:48 PM
Really does sort the handling...rears standard to soft.
Mashed to 9500 indicated rpm today still no beep...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 14, 2016, 05:08:25 PM
Means you can keep revving it then, when bearings fail you know you have hit the limiter lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 05:11:44 PM
Gonna change the cluster Bobfish included 1 in the sale a 99 spec i think...im having a chat with him later anyways. Its got some extra electronics with it with a pot on it so not sure what thats about.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 14, 2016, 06:56:00 PM
Not on the commander but on the tacho...lol it would be dead !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 01:25:34 PM
Whats is this electronic gizzmo for?

ive trial fitted the 99 spec cluster and rpm seems in sync and fuel gauge working so in process off swap over....but what is this thing? its not a speedo convertor ive already swapped that....

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_124508_zpsrq8eijtg.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_125421_zpsqtyl0fer.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_125434_zpsgbymzj46.jpg)

tempted to just cut it off.....boost gauge ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 15, 2016, 01:29:52 PM
The bit attached to the dash looks like it could be a De limiter which the Apex sorts out anyway ??
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 01:32:30 PM
theres a pot onit as well....well snippity snip then!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 01:33:29 PM
Thanks Clive! seems I have a friday 12pm japfest imposed deadline now...better pull my finger out!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 01:42:44 PM
better photo, old cluster no connection (bottom)....99 cluster (top) its the red wrapped cables...?

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_133856_zpsd0l3jkcq.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 02:39:24 PM
Well...that works...everything but the little boost gauge...rpm linear with apexi with 100 rpm...rev limiter at 8000rpm but no beep but think this is hand in hand with coolant beeper.
And i got 68k car now lol. Another job off the list....im winning. Dial look nice done some repairs to mounts so no rattless more. Engine mount next and fuel pump.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 02:49:10 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_143315_zpsiropeez6.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_143322_zpscri5opko.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160315_143329_zpsrfd9nviq.jpg)
everything now in sync
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 15, 2016, 02:50:32 PM
I'm sure there's a way to reset mileage in the apexi? I can't remember exactly but I was tempted to do it too my car just for a laugh
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 02:55:32 PM
been in the apexi in the settings menu trying to set a rev limit,,,it just defaults back to 0 as if i dont have administrator rights or summat. not bothered on the miles just a working accurate rpm gauge and fuel...., i want the beep though its trade mark rotary.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 15, 2016, 02:57:23 PM
You need to have the apexi data logger to unlock the command controls on the controller it think?? Engine builders/mappers way of stopping people turning the boost up and  blowing engines and claiming on warranty.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 15, 2016, 02:58:26 PM
But you may be able to do it through the controller. Carl talked me through it on the phone to reset the ecu with the controller on my brothers FD, as didn't know what the ecu had come off
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 03:59:47 PM
Got the fuel pump out...lost me sender float lol. Bottle of wine tonight then.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 05:58:20 PM
Lol cork dont work as float...gotta take it out again tomoz...but hopefully the blast has moveed it and i can fish it out...literally contorted my hand n arm around everywhere fishy fishy no joy til the mrs get me a cork...though id try it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2016, 06:51:14 PM
im putting in a fuel pressure gauge as well....what pressure should i see?  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 11:19:00 AM
No sign of float....its working but seem to have lost linearisation...bloody annoying in out works just very low to empty...wierd.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 11:45:33 AM
Well redone the earth on the fuel pot battery off. Just seems like out of whack with gauge...was all hunky dory til i changed pump. 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 01:37:14 PM
Call me Morris the merry morris dancer....in out in out...resistance checks all ok...sender hangin up on intake baffle.when it hung up on baffle pulling out mustve pulled forward..now its pushed back...in work leaving well alone now. Bloody fiddly.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 03:14:25 PM
Engine mounts off.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 04:46:02 PM
New engine mounts on...what a flaming basket of a job.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 05:01:26 PM
My delicate electrician hands are ruined with petrol n oil. But i think where nearly finished...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2016, 05:41:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160316_153455_zps0kj25xwh.jpg)
triple wrapped the downpipe with some spare heat wrap.
you can see the leak on the corner of the sump now the engine mount off.

where i spent a few hours today
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160316_142218_zps80dirvzw.jpg)
turbo side heat got to it.. DP wrapped and heatshield on
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160316_170228_zpsnq5uuv2r.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160316_170235_zpsy2zzg4gh.jpg)
coolant seems to be happy now.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160316_102713_zpsyrskxhmr.jpg)

so tomoz new oil n filter....BUT today heard a metallic type noise around turbos....poss start off a blow NO! all fine from below could feel any blows and nut check good...have to wait n see.
Finished tomoz. well Phase 1 will be finished. 8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 17, 2016, 05:00:55 AM
Wow, you have been very busy again :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 08:28:13 AM
Yeah mate felling alot better had more surgery friday seems to have done the trick...running a freeflow hks backbox now. Cranking it up to get it done b4 the japfest deadline.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 08:30:39 AM
Did you go for solid mounts?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 08:33:01 AM
Took solid mounts off Grant. Bobfish advised to get them off as causes to much vibration and blows on turbos as shakes nuts loose....ive gone back to standard and have a engine dampner to go on....the solids where horrible to be honest everything shakes.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 09:13:26 AM
Ah I see. Do you have a gear box brace and a doff race on there?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 09:17:28 AM
Ill have a look in a mo....its got the mazdaspeed power plant frame. That stiffens it all up. Whole lot is solid. If its too slack i can get some intermediate mounts poly or summit to work.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 09:23:38 AM
I was just thinking of you have those you will get a very noisy car, especially with the gear box brace. Diff brace not too bad tbh, I had one on mine but you could hear it starting to whine a bit after a day's punishment at santapod lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 09:29:53 AM
Dont mind the noise its the vibration thats bad.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 09:32:01 AM
I can't see the mounts giving the vibration though? The engine barely has any movement in it at all, simply because it's a rotary, not like piston engines
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 09:35:48 AM
Have to wait n see off to garage in a mo.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 11:28:11 AM
Well leak free on restart with fresh oil n filter...wait n see after some heatcycles and driving if hold ups...does seem on tickover a bit more civilised on the standard mounts.

prob paranoia but ive got a little vid clip if peeps can have a listen...got a noise around the turbos....not sure if just exhaust pulses...there no smoke others than heat wrap curing. am i hearing things?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9rYK_bUH1M
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 11:42:01 AM
That's sound like exhaust leak, probably turbo to engine gasket? It sort of disappears when you Rev it, most likely because gasses are travelling a lot faster
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 11:42:49 AM
Great...not happy.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 11:44:45 AM
It's not an impossible job but it's not easy, studs can snap if your rushing
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 11:46:07 AM
Japfest out then ......
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 11:47:48 AM
It looks like a complete mare....i chickened out on the blue 1....hayward rotary done that 1 for me. Its only slight atmo....better to go single that mess about lol!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 12:04:40 PM
Up n in running no smoke just so hard to determine where its coming from.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 12:06:15 PM
Fairy liquid and water in a squirt bottle should help see if there's a leak
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 12:12:08 PM
Only noticed the noise when sorted the tick over anything above 1000rpm you cant hear it....ive done nissan skyline, 200sx and impreza turbo swaps...so capable its just the though of it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 12:13:45 PM
On a positive note it sounds like a brap . Anyways gonna get down off the ramps and go for a drive.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 12:20:58 PM
It's easier to install a single turbo system than to remove and replica the standard twins lmao
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 12:24:41 PM
Yeah just read an online guide....complete ballache...id rather pull the engine. What i am goona do is give all the top bolts a nip like i done the bottom yesterday and see if i get lucky. Its only the start of a blow and could be the downpipe top bolts.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 12:26:46 PM
And ive got a can of magic spray. And fireballs from my arse. Lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 01:03:11 PM
Looks like front turbo bolt loose...just need a 14mm deep 1/4 in to get to it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 01:08:48 PM
There you go then. Probably because its northern running for ages a couple of heat cycles loosened the nuts. At least it's a cheap fix
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 01:09:50 PM
Not sure yet cant get on it...lol. really is a pig.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 02:08:44 PM
Got a tiny bit on it.. no more will snap. Prob warpage. Have to see how it goes....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 02:11:17 PM
Stock time are aweful, the iron crack, warps, leaks etc. When we had mine of my dad ported the crap out of it and the waste gate, it made the car sound different too. Dunno why
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 02:14:56 PM
Its worse if anything....which proves it feed to front turbo. Well theyll have to come off....raaaaa
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:09:14 PM
Just had a word with Carl Haywood....might get them to it gonna sleep on it. Then i know its done right and they can check  the car over and i can still get to Japfest. Chicken i know but im still recovering from surgery. Whatya think....if i do on my own its only the apprentice that could help me and hes got small lady fingers unlike my sausage fingers....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 03:10:14 PM
Best idea
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:11:37 PM
Yeah me thinkso....despite my objections ive been nominated for garden decking duties as well. Now thats pants....gotta keep the little lady happy! (Boss).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 03:15:34 PM
Lol. I would have suggested this before but you seem to enjoy to tinkering and suffering from working on cars. Lmao. When you go down, have a chat with carl and casually mention Iv been talking about getting an FD and you might want my renesis out of my rx8, it might put an idea into his head.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:17:41 PM
Ok mate. Willdo. I love tinkering in garage and cars when i can get to it....but that looks awful job.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 03:20:07 PM
It is about as much fun as shoving a 4x4" piece of timber wrapped in barbed wire up your backside
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:21:05 PM
Trust me i know what thats like! X2 surgery on the old botski.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2016, 03:21:50 PM
Oh crap!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:24:58 PM
Lol...no crap....that why i went in...first op left me with the inability to go. 2nd they done some inflatable truncheon work and seems to have done the trick...been nearly a week and no kidney infections and freeflowing so looks i can put it all behind me lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2016, 03:26:28 PM
Thank god for general aniestic! Knocked out for the lot the only way!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2016, 05:18:14 AM
lol... no crap... :D I had a problem few years ago, to much crap...  ::)

Talking about PPF, do you know does anyone in UK use that thing which bolts from PPF to chassis? From front side and other one from back side off PPF...

Oh, and have you seen Hayward´s new website?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2016, 09:03:03 AM
Hi mate the PPF thing gonna have to explain yourself a bit more mate.
Yes seen Haywards website.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 18, 2016, 09:14:30 AM
I went in the new site and it said "unable to find URL" or something stupid like tgat
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2016, 09:17:54 AM
Work in progress me thinks.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2016, 10:24:42 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/552ff085-2cea-43f5-99ca-232cffa288ee_zpsmsynyaic.jpg)

lol this is how i feel this morning....i dont think its a gasket issue i think the cast has warped as its a multilayer metal gasket and where i point i can move it with the trim tool. i suspect it is the same on opposite corner. which is why i can hear top n bottom.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/42f4dd27-e9cf-4297-9a60-ee4332da0962_zpsxd4d8u71.jpg)

its only nuts n bolts...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 18, 2016, 11:03:26 AM

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/552ff085-2cea-43f5-99ca-232cffa288ee_zpsmsynyaic.jpg)

lol this is how i feel this morning....i dont think its a gasket issue i think the cast has warped as its a multilayer metal gasket and where i point i can move it with the trim tool. i suspect it is the same on opposite corner. which is why i can hear top n bottom.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/42f4dd27-e9cf-4297-9a60-ee4332da0962_zpsxd4d8u71.jpg)

its only nuts n bolts...
Just go to bank and get a loan and order a single turbo kit from turbbkown
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2016, 12:03:18 PM
lol i dont do loans and im extremely tight !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2016, 03:05:35 PM
Sorry, I ment this thing... :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2016, 03:24:20 PM
Diff brace looks nice.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 18, 2016, 03:25:23 PM
Defo diff brace, dragon performance one
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Post by: Bobfish on March 19, 2016, 01:01:12 PM
I had something similar to that on mine, took it off as it made the vibrations horrid!

Sorry i missed your call jon ive been ill recently after that festival, it ruined me!

The thingat the front (anti rollbar mount) is a dragon performance one too.  It braces the front a bit more than normal.

re: teh gauge clusters, those 2000 spec ones i bought ages ago and they worked fro a while, then started behaving weirdly.  I don't think they are real, as they are backlit - like neon gauges?

a bit like these but rather than the light coming from the bulbs, the light comes from the actual gauge face itself

(http://go.jeep-xj.info/Neon.jpg)

Anyway, that other box seems to be the ballast/control box/ignitor for them, and one of the gauges (Think its the fuel one actually?) started blinking rapidly, the light was going on-off-on-off and it was horrible to look at.

I couoldnt find any info on them so I changed back to regular spec gauges.  Not sure what the deal is with the RPM Though!

give me a call today if oyu want to chat

Cheers
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 01:33:13 PM
Right started at 10am every bolt out all ancillaries...just stuck with turbos rocking on studs....any idea how to physically pull off ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 01:54:32 PM
Do you need to disconnect the waste gate actuator?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:00:52 PM
Think its just man up time...all bolts out just stuck on studs. Lol wastegate is off.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 02:02:10 PM
Defo then. What you gonna do to fix? Get it milled flat?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:03:25 PM
Yep at work if i can hold it or industrial belt sander we got.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 02:04:42 PM
Worth porting it whilst a it's off in my opinion.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 02:04:58 PM
Especially the wg
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:06:03 PM
Got get the bstard off well checked the manual its full 8 bolt/nuts i got em all off. Its rocking on the studs 10mm .
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 02:07:28 PM
Dunno if you need to lift the engine a bit to get clearance??
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:09:29 PM
Hooked up on studs need prying will have it in a mo.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 02:15:32 PM
Don't snap them studs, reyt pain if you do
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Post by: exiled-viking on March 19, 2016, 02:17:26 PM
a little tap from you rubber hammer might help ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:27:12 PM
Off. Primary turbo stud bent hooking up on flange.
Got some nice pics. Lol.
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 02:34:44 PM
Its only slight warped...about a 1mm lol....its the wastegate flange thats had a battering.
Shaft play ok. I had to summon thor to help me get it off. Got a broken twisted stud to get out.
Not to bad atall...skyline turbo was harder.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 03:11:41 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_143102_zps6pn1tnyk.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_145250_zps95p1hbyn.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_143605_zpsmhxiihqu.jpg)
broke stud twisted so hanging up turbos..its started to move got some more magic spray onit.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_145244_zpsmztlzqhb.jpg)
dp got the start of a crack.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_144244_zpszxmrpg2f.jpg)
2nd turbo wastgate rattling abit.
so dp causing some noise and slight warp on primary intake turbine side.
hugely satisfying glad i had a go....think the hard parts the repair and refit. ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 03:53:25 PM
That's defi a bit cracked! Much worth the piece of mind too port match it and open the waste gate. Makes things flow betterer
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 03:55:01 PM
Tidying up . Thats it for today.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 04:54:45 PM
whataya reckon?????
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_154001_zpswwiulkjp.jpg)

studs out manifold. irwin stud extractors are awesome..manifold still on gaskets look very good.....leave alone?
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_153507_zpso0hzvvuw.jpg)
big hole.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160319_145411_zpsab4cqfxg.jpg)

so turbo pack is slightly warped...primary turbo has some shaft play and secondary minimal...no smoke and creating boost fine....have spoke with Carl and i shouldnt be seeing defi bost gauge warning...its blinking ever so slightly at me. mapped at 14psi seems to be touching 15 occassional and tripping boost alarm....wastegate????

split a vacuum line as well and pill fell out just saw it out of the corner of my eye...phew.

WGT have new twin turbo packs....£2k :'(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:03:54 PM
Don't waste 2k on new. You could get cheap eBay stuff and a good turbo for less.

Tart this one up if you have time, port it etc. Well worth it in my eyes
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:08:44 PM
No intention of those wgt 1s...just concerned about those wastegate cracks? 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:10:06 PM
Pretty much standard for an FD, even good condition second hand ones have cracks. Mine was like that but had none after ported out. See if there's any on eBay.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:12:18 PM
Porting that manifold helps control wg/boost better. Makes it more stable
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:12:56 PM
There was a good set the other day looked pukka...now just the trworks 1 ...look like they been on a shelf for years and no idea if any good...
So dont worry about the cracks....flatten off replace stud and go again. ? Reuse or replace gaskets...they look ok tome?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:13:35 PM
Explain the porting bit bud?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:13:51 PM
Mazda gaskets should be reusable
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:17:18 PM
That area by wg flapper and the area that has cracks in. That has experienced excessive heat as it's not port matched too what it's attached too, so instead of gasses flowing through the manifold it's basically restricted, so porting it will allow the gasses to flow through it better to prevent any further cracking and pieces faling off. And also stop gaskets leaking.

A ported wg stops boost spikes from it sticking
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:20:00 PM
There's a couple on eBay with no cracks, only £75.  Worth it if you don't want to port it.
I would personally get eBay one and port it also
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:20:01 PM
Ah cool. I ll do some googling for piccys.
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:20:59 PM
I only found 3! Trworks jobbys 250 quid! Ill have another look.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:22:29 PM
Use these words
fd rx7 turbo manifold
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:23:33 PM
Cool.
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:26:53 PM
Found a few more now. Lol.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:27:38 PM
Lol
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Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 05:31:15 PM
Cool me havin a nap now..before my indian arrives far too much excitement for 1 day. Thanks for your help! 1 further question....though if i did go single i only want 350bhp max...i dont want some crazy power thing i only crash it lol. What have i got to do...injectors. map downpipe fab....prob about 2k plus? Cheers mate.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:35:41 PM
 Yeh injectors if you haven't got 1680s in already. Down pipe looks fine too me, just needs crack welding up. I really liked the twins in none sequential mode as feels like a single turbo and doesn't kick in second turbo when your not expecting it. Worth asking about.

About 1 bar boost is enough, 1.3 is limit before they wear out fast.

1 bar should see over 300hp depending on if it's ported??
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 05:53:59 PM
Lad thought bought my car had it remapped too 1.3 bar, it never broke the time he had it and sold it on eventually
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 06:00:39 PM
My last 1 was non sequential..liked that alot. Dyno for it at 320 thats plenty for me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 06:14:55 PM
Mine spoiled around 3500 and was full of torque. Just reading a thread about an external wg on stick twins, running 21psi/1.5bar and making 470amerixan whp lol but it's a lot
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 19, 2016, 06:22:57 PM
http://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generation-specific-1993-2002-16/external-wastegate-stock-twins-those-who-said-cant-done-1000553/page2/#post12041171
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 06:36:22 PM
21psi jesus...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2016, 07:03:08 PM
Tbh im hangin now.....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2016, 09:00:20 AM
Well i got some turbos coming. Seller assures me miminal shaft play. Running great on car no cracks on waste gate and where removed for a single conversion. Only been run on stock boost as well.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 20, 2016, 09:15:05 AM
You seen pictures of them?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2016, 09:17:22 AM
Yes mate. Plus i bought on ebay so if shit i get my dosh back. Hes got 100% feedback as well. Turbos are complete as well. I ask a miriad of questions so totally covered...
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 20, 2016, 09:18:00 AM
Good stuff, how much?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2016, 09:21:13 AM
£220 plus £25 p&p. And hes chucking in a manifold as well i believe. They done 90k app. But if on stock boost and in good nick happy days. Gaskets studs etc all look good. Time well tell.
Hopefully back running for next weekend.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 22, 2016, 11:54:35 AM
Turbos arrived....look very good. Flanges true n flat. Play minimal and only 1 small crack in wastegate.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2016, 12:06:14 PM
Are you going to port it?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2016, 12:06:24 PM
Don't throw the old one
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 22, 2016, 12:10:13 PM
No mate dont know what im doing...and want it back up n running asap.
No chucking old out just need abit of machining. Seller didnt send the manifold despite implying he was throwing it in....oh well mines ok.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2016, 12:20:11 PM
Amazing how people lie ta seem like your getting a better deal innit
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 22, 2016, 12:22:35 PM
Little disappointed but aint getting feedback til its fitted and if duff covered by ebay anyways but looks really good and turbos as described. Not sure when fitting had a little setback after my op...gotta take it easy thought i was mended but app. Not. Doh!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 04:55:20 PM
Turbos on....just waiting on my downpipe back from a better tig welder than me....its really thin...too much risk of blowing a hole init.
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Post by: Bobfish on March 23, 2016, 08:38:41 PM
check the material that might be titanium, im not sure. Its a feed downpipe, the badge has fallen off though.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 08:43:51 PM
Yes mate told my mates mate...too thin for me. Id blow a hole in it for sure. Its only a tiny hairline crack but whilst its off. Im waiting on it now cant do anymore til its in.
Metering pump and buzzer on radar now lol! Cleaned the engine bay by hand with wipes today. Weight saving lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 08:53:59 PM
Bit anxious that these turbos arent a pair of turds lol...dont wanna be taking off again.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 23, 2016, 09:01:37 PM
Make sure you have put some oil into them before connecting oil lines. Just so you know it's got lube,
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 09:03:26 PM
Itll be cranked with fuel pump disconnected for 10secs mate.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 23, 2016, 09:10:06 PM
Was going to say that too. Lol. You can just pulls fuse though? One you pull to help de flood the car, God knows if I can remember which one it is but I used to do it a lot before my car got mapped properly!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 09:13:09 PM
Its had the direct wire mod...i pulled it when doing the fuel filter and it kept going lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 23, 2016, 09:14:20 PM
Lmao it's supposed to run through a relay innit so that when the ignition switches on/off it stops
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 23, 2016, 09:14:50 PM
Iv been texting Carl..... Told him I'm in need of an FD, hopefully we can work something out
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 09:15:55 PM
Its stops on ignition off does primes b4 start on ign 2. But pulling fuel pump fuse does nothing? Assumed direct wire mod?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 23, 2016, 09:17:24 PM
Yeh but does it also have an inline fuse for the direct feed? As an fellow electrician we both know it should lmao
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Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 09:18:15 PM
Cool! Doit!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2016, 09:19:39 PM
Yeah i now....bobfish might answer that question. Its on my list.
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Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 10:44:34 AM
Downpipe pickup at 1pm...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 11:20:53 AM
And now the coolant buzzer is working...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 11:21:39 AM
Woohooo powah soon!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 12:24:19 PM
Busy cleaning dirt off engine with all purpose wipes til my downpipe pick up. Ive tested the omp as per FSM and all voltages and resistance check as per manual....wondering if oil lines block so omp cant do its thing so no feedback...once back together and running an ackward disconnect of oil lines at the omp will yield the answer...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 12:28:20 PM
Omp is less trust worthy than a lady of the night that says she a virgin
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 12:31:58 PM
Lol...im premixing anyway just on my todo list. Weird the coolant buzzer....think its something todo with the cluster swap....the  several eleccy drawings ive trawled through dont show this buzzer....Clive say it up under dash...sounds like it i had a look but the bucket seat in not able to contort myself into postion...its working now so happy days. Gotta hit 7500rpm..and see if that "fixed" itself. Ha ha.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 12:33:50 PM
Hahaha
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 12:36:08 PM
Need to be a contortionist to work on an FD so much easier to take seat out, which allows you to clean the car out properly..... Well remove carpets for that race ace look
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 03:37:11 PM
Well its all back together no drama...ready for a fire up tomorrow.
1. Got some flange sealant to allow to cure.
And 2. Far too much excitement for 1 day.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:08:18 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160324_133540_zpsxqpzn0bi.jpg)
bit of heat management. wrapped the right engine mount as well.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160324_152457_zpseslulx2c.jpg)
ready for firing...took the time to clean everything.

found a switch under dash....flicked up oh my Bobfish didnt tell me about...................
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:09:29 PM
 :P HOVER MODE  ::)   :)) :)) :)) :))



(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160324_153451_zpsy6prunpb.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 04:15:51 PM

What's the switch do?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:17:04 PM
hover! didnt yours hover :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:18:38 PM
bloody hope these turbos ok....triple checked everything! dont fancy doing it again!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 04:19:19 PM
Mine didn't hover, it flew!!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 04:21:08 PM
I hope they are too, if I hopefully get an FD and it has twins I will be getting a spare manifold and porting the poop out of it, and build up my parts for single conversion. Really want to do a rear mount radiator as I have piping and and EWP
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
well apart from a mop over from my sprayer mate...if turbos ok thats it til winter.....Im gonna get it Carl to check the map then its enjoy it for the summer fingers crossed.  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:27:37 PM
if they arent i know mine are good just warped so will get them machined flat....just not sure how to hold them on a mill!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 04:33:05 PM
Use a file lol. It will work to get t close enough and the gasket will fill the rest
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:36:32 PM
Hopefully wont need em gotta wait til tomoz....bloody flange sealant....anyways its raining...888s and rain dont mix.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 04:53:27 PM
Wet rubbers are no good
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 04:59:03 PM
888s are lethal in wet. Im off to Combe monday first race day of season...theres a chap over on rx8oc entering the saloons with an 8...wanna go and see how he does and see what the times of class b are in special gts...now my car will be in lower class...see where we stand...and maybe the putts will be there...but no longer rotary in that 7!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 05:03:06 PM
Filthy v8... For when you can't compete with the rest just spend more money until you do lmao.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 05:04:47 PM
Its was plenty quick enough....just not err.....reliable!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 05:05:59 PM
That would be his fault
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 05:08:15 PM
I dont know what the issue was they munched through quite a few engines.  They really give it a go campaigned it for a good few years.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 05:13:18 PM
Well one issue was oiling, which Carl helped him sort. Another was he changed the whole fuel system and was complaint of a loud banging around left or right turns, even at slow speeds, that banging was the engine detonating, he recorded on his on board camera, it was so loud too and he kept on driving it!!!!! He blamed Carl for that when he was told that the new fuel system wasn't needed. Not sure who he went too for engines after Carl, but if he had similar issues then it's blatantly obvious who the issues are with, not the engine!! In fact I think it was Jaydee and Kerim, those guys built and tunes James Willdays car to well over 750whp if not more but the dyno couldn't handle it
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 05:14:31 PM
Sometimes more money isn't the cure, maybe it's the talent. Lmao
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 05:27:40 PM
Never knew that.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 05:30:47 PM
I ty find video
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 05:46:52 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182061194257?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

seems cheap...chinese turbo????
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 06:12:51 PM
Turbo no, but possibly other bits. Edrx7parts did a batch of good kits but your looking at 2-3 grand for a full quality kit
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 06:13:24 PM
Yeah do it once do it properly.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 06:14:30 PM
http://www.turblown.net/store/index.php?productID=45

Worth the money
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2016, 06:15:09 PM
http://www.turblown.net/store/index.php?productID=293

Defo worth the money and insane spool up with huge power band:-)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2016, 06:20:39 PM
Very nice indeed. Well they will have to wait. Westory next on list.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:05:22 AM
Well its fire up time! Ive given the neighbours a lie in.....lets see if its a GOOD friday afterall.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:35:36 AM
Hope it's all good
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:45:12 AM
All running no leaks no noises but very smoky exhaust at mo...white blue oil smoke... let it run for a abit and see whats in the ic....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:47:40 AM
Go for a drive in it, tickover ain't go to clear that. I suspect a bit of oil on the turbos whilst he's had then stored, should burn off with a bit of heat
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 10:23:42 AM
Not cleared yet...i think there fubar....lots of blue smoke. Just had to switch it off waiting for fuel..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 10:24:18 AM
You driven it?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 10:46:28 AM
Out atmo get fuel n taking for a run....just so much traffic.....aint cleared yet...it smokes on the overrun. When i get back i check in ic for oil.  No leaks or funning noises...too much traffic for boost.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 10:48:09 AM
Is it thick smoke? Or a light haze? Mine used to do that with premix, especially when I didn't use a no smoke one hahah.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 10:48:56 AM
I used some Stihl saw 2stroke, absolutely quality stuff, cheap but my god it's smoked!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:07:14 AM
There no good just got back...smoking loads on tickover.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:08:23 AM
What a pain, seriously why do people lie, especially through eBay as it easy to get your money back too
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:11:21 AM
Yep i asked him loads of questions as well....ic full of oil and greddy intake....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:11:52 AM
What vagina! What's thought on next plan?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:15:23 AM
Mmm...box of matches!!! Well have a word with seller as not as described. .
Gotta get em off
Mmm have a think. Japfest round the corner. Not today though...its all too hot now.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:27:41 AM
Well ive emailed asking for a refund...bloody annoying...car sounds lush its driving great.
Every time you stopped in traffic engulfed in a blue smoke cloud.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:31:27 AM
Bank loan for single kit :-)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:36:30 AM
Dont do loans mate....got myself in trouble in my 20s...and took me most of my 30s to pay it back....but i mis sold ppi on 7 loans and claimed back over £10k myself few years ago...ppi better than an isa! Lol.
Well there was always chance they were turds...and it cost me nothing todo and should be easy 2nd time round...just what todo.
Hopefully seller will refund me else ill have to get ebay to deal with it....luckily my ebay account is 100% feedback and over 600 transactions so i have buyer protection...as i dont pass my crap on to someone else. Hey ho decking today. Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:41:54 AM
this is just tickover after the run...go anywhere near the throttle and filling neighbours gardens! its the over run that really bad if it was just like this i wouldnt car but the big cloud of smoke in traffic means there about to die...its the front turbo me thinks more play than the other 1!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_110446_zpsoy0fw0ku.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:46:07 AM
Video?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:46:58 AM
It could be either, they both get gasses too them but has a diverted valve in the manifold or something?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:48:59 AM
Ic is out mate...not pushing my luck with neighbours...got a lovely retired couple nextdoor and there out in the garden atmo...theyve just given the mrs some terrocota pots lol....i dont wanna smoke em out again today.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:50:55 AM
Hahaha best not too then. Fairly gutted for you bud, it's a right pain doing all this work and then theyRE FUBAR, I suppose it always the same with used stuff though?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 11:57:25 AM
Yeah, oh well. and to be honest i actually enjoyed doing it! i had the manual out looking at the valves going ohhh so that does that and thats pre control so i actually had a good time...Planet Rock on having a brew when i felt like it. theyll come off easy peasy 2nd time round.  maybe tomoz im 2nd in command in the garden today...thanks for your help and encouragement! its nearly done even though its smoking it was good fun going out for a blast! got a thumbs up from a kid in a saxo! :P ::) ???
right into garden b4 i get the finger pointed atme!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 11:59:40 AM
You saw a Saxo??!! Lol. Haven't seen one for ages. It's a lot of complication for a car that should just have had a good sized single from start, simple stuff is cheap too
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on March 25, 2016, 12:19:24 PM
Gutted for you Jon. Never nice when you get ripped off.

Single might be the way to go, but remember there's still a lot of 'faf' before you have a driveable FD. Think, Fueling upgrade, exhaust/manifold upgrade, mapping etc etc.

Hope you find a quick solution that gets you to Silverstone.

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 12:39:48 PM
Cheers mate...i had to move it to shut garage door so got a vid... gonna see if i can square the flanges on the pair i took off.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 12:57:26 PM

Gutted for you Jon. Never nice when you get ripped off.

Single might be the way to go, but remember there's still a lot of 'faf' before you have a driveable FD. Think, Fueling upgrade, exhaust/manifold upgrade, mapping etc etc.

Hope you find a quick solution that gets you to Silverstone.

Chris

Your still isn't fully finished is it? Always something too change
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 12:58:04 PM

Cheers mate...i had to move it to shut garage door so got a vid... gonna see if i can square the flanges on the pair i took off.

Good idea mate, a rough file will sort it, it's iron so I lubes itself up
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:05:00 PM
Ive been relieved off garden duties...angle grinding flanges atmo. Near there.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 01:05:15 PM
Lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:14:00 PM
This reminds me of the time i put a t28 on silvia s12...had to get the angle grinder out for that...
Grant on these old 1s. Wastegate is every so slightly op at rest . Closed up on the tie rod?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 01:25:59 PM
Erm??? Not sure. A wg should normally be fully closed until boost threshold has been reached and then opens. But I think there's a booed off thingy flapper in there for the sequential set up.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 01:26:21 PM
Is the actuator arm adjustable?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:34:47 PM
yes mate due to the crack and general moltenness slight air gap wastgate rattles in closed position think i should put a turn on and close up.

im happy its pretty flat, gaskets should seal up rest!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_131412_zpskzckeigc.jpg)
start.
finish.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_131927_zpsfkjlfhuq.jpg)
flat. measured with side of steel rule...using paper slidy under test!.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_131936_zpsovy9rrix.jpg)
got a vid uploading...then its whip em off....mrs dont need me in garden...shes taking a tree out!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_132216_zps0b9kivhf.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:35:59 PM
she goona kill me if she ever looks on here  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:38:42 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWYE32UlQgU
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 01:39:18 PM
Holy smokes!!!! There's knackered
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 01:40:19 PM
Yeh turn it a bit and close it. Just do like you did before and drive it afterwards and check it boost and dumping properly
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 01:48:51 PM
cheers mate. just got my beak in the manual...its not the main wastgate but pre spool or summit...forgot what i read up...the other 1s where closed and in very good condition. ill close up. Im goona make a start today...its not raining...

well matey on ebay has not got back to me so opened a dispute.  I cranked  5 times with fuel pump disabled for 5 secs each so plenty of oil in them b4 starting.  shame becuase aprt from smoke all good.  ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 02:00:02 PM
You get your money back and he will probably not want turbos back lmao
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 02:02:35 PM
aint no good to me unless get them refurbished....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 02:08:07 PM
Dunno about the cost but it might be worth a look into, as if they get rebuilt it will have better parts and they can put in a better bearing, think they call it a 360* thrust bearing
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 04:51:50 PM
Well there off...1 stud n nut picked up...and broke a silicone pipe....got just enough spares for putting back to gether. Gotta swap the oil drains over and some silicone lines. Then im putting in back in.
Was gonna take the westy out but nope stripping out duff turbos...heard nothing from ebay seller gone quiet on me just plain rude.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 04:52:43 PM
He's probably spending your money in bank holiday beers
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 04:55:13 PM
I skinned my knuckle and called him a rude word.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 04:55:31 PM
A phallus?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 04:55:49 PM
A lady part!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 04:56:30 PM
That was going to be my second guess
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 04:58:43 PM
Well if this dont work im going single...too many pipes bolts flanges and hoses all latticed acrossed 1 another.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 04:59:35 PM
Good idea
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 05:01:59 PM
Dont think these are going last too long front tubby has fair bit of play ...see me out for summer doit over winter. Nice little twin scroll tubby no more than 360 bhp....i dont want some animal.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 06:34:33 PM
Im hangin...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 06:36:42 PM
An sx200 borgwarner turbo with a large turbine housing will give you that kind of power and great spool up. Won't even need too Rev it hard either, nice low 8,000 rpm I reckon
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 07:16:47 PM
Another hour done.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 25, 2016, 08:16:35 PM
Sounds like you have been having a mere buddy, and I hate dishonest people, good to hear your still positive tho think I would be hanging myself by now lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 08:30:46 PM
Yep...only takes 1 bolt to pick up and im having a right mare....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 25, 2016, 08:36:54 PM
So what stage we at with it now then?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 08:45:25 PM
Done !.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 08:47:08 PM
Run it tomoz...after checks in the light! Im a horse of a man ...nay! I also smell like 1...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 25, 2016, 08:55:17 PM
Ha ha mint can't wait to know how it runs tomorrow! Mine was booked in for MOT Tuesday but looks like Wednesday my friend (mot tester) is having an extra day off , how bloody inconsiderate of him lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:06:19 PM
Well thats some good going there bud!! Well done
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:08:06 PM
Yeah i got the hump...i thought feck it put em on...i just down after shower
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:08:43 PM
Is the Mrs still digging out the tree?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:09:27 PM
She done itvand dragged it out lol! She broke a nail!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:20:33 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_204830_zps6z8q09hk.jpg)
my tools everywhere!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160325_204907_zpsjjk1doyl.jpg)
raaaa turbos! lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:21:50 PM
Tools everywhere, you should see my dad when he's rebuilding stuff, looks like a pile of junk but he knows where he's put everything down and what order it all goes back together
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:21:57 PM
fingers x no smoke and blows tomoz.  ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 25, 2016, 09:22:11 PM
Fingers and toes bud
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 25, 2016, 09:25:15 PM
Got mine crossed too for ya lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 25, 2016, 09:25:40 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggg, just got back from being away for two days at Wheels Day and read this.

If that's the pictures of the "new" Turbo pack, boy are they junk and they could have lost the engine through overboosting looking at the state of the wastegate. 10 out of 10 for perseverance Jon  :PDT_Armataz_01_37:   
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:26:08 PM
it aint a bad job if you doit logically...but access is a frikin nightmare, i have no studs or silicon pipe left. 1 stud picked up and had a nightmare with air side rear turbo flange little 10mm nut on the flange...it just went solid half way done stud. i think its tight but if i got a boost leak i know its there.

right dinner time lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:32:26 PM
Clive,,,,thats the old 1s!...the new 1 wastgate area is fine but they smoke like a chimney....i had to put the old back on! but ive adjusted the waste gate so it shut now as its was clattering in the closed position. its mapped for 14 psi....ive seen the defi alarm flickering and seen 15psi. basically ive got 2 set of knackered turbos! lol. all i need is 1 big 1! if it aint right tomoz...im going single!

i thought the main wastegate was on the manifold? ive check that and its good!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 09:47:20 PM
just re read up...main wastgate in manifold and the mess is the 2nd turbo wastegate for pre spool? or 2nd turbo wastegate for boost... Dont wanna loose another engine!
the chance of finding a good set of 2nd hand tubbys is remote  ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 25, 2016, 10:41:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/14589454696341900114510_zps6hn3lvrr.jpg)
trying to get me head around this.....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: bin liner on March 26, 2016, 12:00:42 AM
sorry to hear of your woes...i know of a set of non seq turbos. i removed them for a friend who went single, i can certainly vouch they were running ok when i drove it before being removed.  If there any good to you i can ask what he wants..AFAIK he wanted 150 for them....I also know of a single turbo t04z and manifold if you want to go down that route...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 09:12:54 AM
Thanks bin liner. Well glad i got it back together today....its lashing it down here...still need to get underneath and check everything as was dark when i finished.
Bit stiff today my back is full on knots.
Ive been reading up on actuator functions and my wastegate flap that has the heat damage is the precontrol wastegate for prespooling the 2nd turbo....would this cause boost creep?
On the smoky turbos i had boost but traffic was so heavy and it was smoking i didnt get a decent pull up the road. Should be firing up in about an hour....now ive slept on it. Think i just wanna go single for simplicity...and reliability.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 10:00:00 AM
See how this goes, those crack won't cause any problems, they're just not great. Single is the way forward. Do you have updated fuel rail and injectors?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:19:49 AM
Right shes running after a few checks....and zero zilch smoke out the zorst....just got a metalic blow type noise still....not as bad as b4 but slight and difficult to determine if top or bottom...but im not going out in this weather on 888s itll be stupid to try and pull some runs itll bite me.
Well fuel system is stock...ive only swapped in a 255 in the tank and new filter.
Have a thought....if seller wants to come to a deal with me i can get partial refund on them and get them off to aet or suchlike for a rebuild...they need bearings and seal...? Run around on mine with a slight blow til there back and gives me time to source studs gaskets and silicone hose.
But he is silent on me. Ive sent him a vid as well.  My hands hurt today. Lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 10:31:12 AM
That sound like a plan bud. I think there's a fuel rail and injectors set for sale for single use. Think I saw it at £400 dunno if it's was in here or fduk so that's extra cost of you were to go single, however you might be ok if you stay at low power.

However a full rebuild of the twins is probably cheaper and a good option
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 10:38:16 AM
http://gpopshop.com/hitachi-turbo-rebuild-kits/

Interesting, although I wouldn't want to do it myself
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:38:33 AM
Lol think im hearing things now...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:40:08 AM
Yeah i seen them ebay....its the balancing....you aint goona know til full boost and the shatter.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 10:41:29 AM
Who would you send them too? AET or Owen developments? AET aren't far from me
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:48:41 AM
Had a look at aet.. prob best to give em a ring. Well shes off the stands again. Just got wait on the weather and check the boost...time for a garage tidy.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 10:50:03 AM
They're sound lads, guy who owns it/ the boss likes rotaries, he's been to australia and met the PAC performance guys and been too there bbq
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:56:41 AM
Cool a rotor head then! He must be mad like the rest of us! Got a nice photo of the ex housing on front turbo...nice n black with a film of oil! There in great nick otherwise perfect for seals and bearings. See what the cost is.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:58:30 AM
Im looking at the turbos and still trying to fathom out exhaust gas flow. It aint smooth flow more twists than a tornado.....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 11:04:33 AM
A lot of people worry about flow and equal length waaaaaayy too much, I watch a lot of stuff by guys making 2,000+ hp v8 etc and not all the time do they bother with equal length headers because it's not too critical on turbos, look at the turblowns new cast manifold..... It's not equal length at all.

There's a point where you want to make more power with the twins and it will cause issues, too much heat and too much manifold pressure BUT in your case you only want mid 300 hp, that's not going to raise issues.

However, like I keep saying, porting out that manifold and the waste gate will stop boost creep, which you are getting a bit of, and will help heat management and spool LOL
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 11:20:59 AM
Make a few phone calls tuesday and make a decision..twins refurb or single....as it stands atmo i gotta send the oil churners back as have no communication from him....but im not sending them back til he communicates with me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 11:23:14 AM
Yeh keep em even if you get your money back through eBay
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 03:40:26 PM
well seemed to be a break in the rain so i thought id go out and do some gentle pulls in the higher gears from low speed....its setting the defi off at 15psi closing up that pre control wastegate has made no difference as it was doing this b4. its holding there but im getting right off the throttle at the same time.... 1 positive my wipers got a test and there really good. 


this is just like my old 1! i think it needs to go Haywards now....ive done the bulk of the recommision now it needs Carl to check it over!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 26, 2016, 03:51:15 PM
Good stuff, no smoke??
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 04:05:33 PM
Zero smoke. Building boost very quickly just looks like it want to hold at 15psi instead of 14. It flickers the defi alarm. No leaks no noises off throttle. Got that slight metallic noise on idle but soon as you rev sounds nice. Like metal rattling on metal.
Think its now time to get to Carl. Let him look over it and check the map etc. 3 actuators, charge relief valves and pre control thingy myjingy bloody confusing.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 09:35:39 PM
Well i done a bit of reading and looking at diagrams and i think i know in my head how the stock sequential turbos works....its about as confusing as the rx8 6 port inlet tract and all the port valves on that but its clicked.
My thinking is Bobfish has been running this set up for years and had no problem so why have i...yes the wastegate are known not to vent enough exhaust gases but again bobfish would have had this problem so me thinks i have a wastegate opening correctly problem. Its defo opening else id have blown it up by now just not as intended or quick enough.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 09:49:34 PM
and ive just order the special tool you need .....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191804237966?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


ha ha ha if only!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 26, 2016, 10:08:14 PM
Love it I am going to order one of them now!!!
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Post by: boosted on March 26, 2016, 10:15:23 PM
Lol!
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Post by: clive on March 26, 2016, 10:42:56 PM
and ive just order the special tool you need .....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191804237966?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


ha ha ha if only!

If you could see it end on, you would see its actually Rotary shaped  :wee_hee:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on March 26, 2016, 10:49:33 PM
So does that mean it only works most of the time then lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 09:39:59 AM
So does that mean it only works most of the time then lol
No it needs a rebuild every three uses
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 09:40:04 AM
So does that mean it only works most of the time then lol
No it needs a rebuild every three uses
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 09:57:02 AM
Grant? you about.....yay or nay ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-Rx7-Turbo-kit-Manifold-KKK27-Turbo-Front-Pipe-/231889075404?fits=Model%3ARX-7&hash=item35fdaa7ccc:g:R6EAAOSwwpdW9CUQ
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 09:59:32 AM
So does that mean it only works most of the time then lol
No it needs a rebuild every three uses
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:02:47 AM
Grant? you about.....yay or nay ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mazda-Rx7-Turbo-kit-Manifold-KKK27-Turbo-Front-Pipe-/231889075404?fits=Model%3ARX-7&hash=item35fdaa7ccc:g:R6EAAOSwwpdW9CUQ
Yeh that turbo is a very good turbo, they stopped making them a while ago, nice and cheap too.

A lot of people like that KKK turbo because it spoiled up so quick, just as quick as the twins, I think mainly due too it having a much larger turbine wheel than the comp wheel from what I remember.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:07:12 AM
Pretty sure KKK turbos became borgwarner turbos too
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:20:40 AM
Looks like an external wastegate but its a good price and only done 8k....manifold must be upto the job as well...
Mmmm.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:24:02 AM
Yeh that manifold does look a bit burnt but if it work it work, it looks like the cheap Chinese ones BUT they work, I bought one to use but ended up making one lol. The waste gate runners needed opening up a bit inside as they weren't cut out properly but that easily done with a Dremel. Dunno what the waste gate is either? Maybe an hks one? But a replacement one ain't too expensive
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:28:57 AM
Manifold actually looks better than the eBay ones. Just had a closer look and comparison.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:29:57 AM
How long do you get on the eBay buyer returns/dispute before you can't make a claim?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:30:45 AM
Ill ask some questions.
Seller came back tome nice chap. Said sorry but they were good on his car and i said ill get a price from AET or suchlike for refurb...im wondering if dropped by RM as the cardboard box was beat up.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:32:02 AM
Yeh maybe, postal service ain't so Royal anymore
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:33:10 AM
I dont know...ill look into that.
If i go single with that turbo i need bigger secondarys. And a FPR?  The new walbro 255 enough?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:35:16 AM
You could run it on what you have got as you don't want much more power, however you will need an electronic boost controller so you don't run too much boost for the injectors you have in. But safest bet is for an upgraded set of rails and injectors and an FPR. Fuel pump should be good I think
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:36:12 AM
Yeah Royal Mail...i insure anything over 200 quid now lost £200 when i sold the wilwood brake set up for the westy...they smashed the package open.
Ive just sold a Snap On Solus Pro on ebay for £400.00 i insured it and delivery for £31.00....so not bad and piece of mind!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
Cheers Grant youve been a great help for me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:39:35 AM
I don't know everything but all the stuff I come across on the interwebs I pay attention too and remember it AND the books I have read. Even if you need a fuel upgrade which I'd do anyway as you will want more power at some point, you could potentially have a full single turbo setup for 1000-1200 which is cheap. All depending if the turbo kit is kosha
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:43:02 AM
My memory is shit! Thats my prob. Im gonna ask some questions!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 10:45:48 AM
Lol. You could join fduk and rx7 club but you get a lot of smart asses on there saying use the search button. Which is stupid because Internet forums are for discussions
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 10:51:32 AM
Yeah not going there....learn it for yourself....im only on here and lurk elsewhere...ive read alot off stuff by robinette last night and ive printed off stuff into folders like i did with the rx8 loom stuff....its in my head muffled quick flick though pages in folders and all crystal clear again.....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 11:11:29 AM
asked a lot of question...however returns not excepted on that item, which does not inspire confidence !

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160327_105751_zpsgyoxliuo.jpg)

well im armed with this for today, convinced ive got a slow acting solenoid due to being stood so will be having a looksee.....on the solenoids they have some brass sintered exhausts....rust and berry mush in em perhaps...gonna start with them.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 11:13:12 AM
No returns on the single turbo? Let carl have a look at things, he's always got stuff laying around and always at good prices
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 11:16:17 AM
Yeah ive got today to try and sort creep myself and if not its off to Carl.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 27, 2016, 11:45:11 AM

If i go single with that turbo i need bigger secondary s. And a FPR?  The new walbro 255 enough?

If you go down this route providing you don't go mental turbo, the Walbro will be fine, you need a Rising Fuel Rate regulator.

Stock 550cc primary's work with most 400bhp ish set up's be be warned when it comes to the 1680cc secondary s as there are a lot of junk Chinese stuff on the market, also ensure you get petrol ones and not 1680's for LPG.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 11:49:25 AM
Cheers Clive. If i can fix this creep issue and get the twins rebuilt with a satifactory outcome with seller ill stay twins but if it continues to do my head in ill go single. Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 11:50:19 AM

If i go single with that turbo i need bigger secondary s. And a FPR?  The new walbro 255 enough?

If you go down this route providing you don't go mental turbo, the Walbro will be fine, you need a Rising Fuel Rate regulator.

Stock 550cc primary's work with most 400bhp ish set up's be be warned when it comes to the 1680cc secondary s as there are a lot of junk Chinese stuff on the market, also ensure you get petrol ones and not 1680's for LPG.
Do you have to put resistors in with the 1680s when using an apexi ecu?

There are other injectors available too, the ID 2000s, but the smaller injectors are good too help idle control from what I understand?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 12:04:14 PM
The port exhausts are partially blocked..so even if the solenoid operate theres still a back pressure...they are being steam cleaned....i see a A&E trip on the horizon...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 27, 2016, 12:16:57 PM
Fitted lots of 1680's over the years to cars with Apex's and never used resistors.

I suggested that injector set up as not only tickover stays happy but also off boost you will find good mpg.

When my FD was on a GT35 it was better on fuel that with the twins on board
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 27, 2016, 12:20:50 PM
BTW, properly rebuilt twins will get on for costing the same money as a good new single Turbo.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 12:23:56 PM
Fitted lots of 1680's over the years to cars with Apex's and never used resistors.

I suggested that injector set up as not only tickover stays happy but also off boost you will find good mpg.

When my FD was on a GT35 it was better on fuel that with the twins on board
With a single you will get more off boost cruising so you can save more fuel when getting too and from the track
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 12:24:14 PM
Fitted lots of 1680's over the years to cars with Apex's and never used resistors.

I suggested that injector set up as not only tickover stays happy but also off boost you will find good mpg.

When my FD was on a GT35 it was better on fuel that with the twins on board
With a single you will get more off boost cruising so you can save more fuel when getting too and from the track
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 12:25:33 PM
BTW, properly rebuilt twins will get on for costing the same money as a good new single Turbo.
That's a lot of expense for something that will probably fail quickly too, in this case I guess having one is better than having twins
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 12:30:42 PM
The port exhausts are partially blocked..so even if the solenoid operate theres still a back pressure...they are being steam cleaned....i see a A&E trip on the horizon...
A&E not open on Easter sundays
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 12:58:58 PM
Well they where partially blocked and steam cleaned and 1 was the sencondary turbo control wastegate but its still making too much boost...turbos are fine though...no noises that i can here...ive got to reroute the o2 sensor though i wrapped it in some cable wrap and its melted on the heat guard....10 min job...well i think i let Carl have it now check it over and see if he can work his magic for japfest track time....just done a lovely slide! Proper rotor hooniganism!

 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 12:59:51 PM
Leave any rubber on the road?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 01:05:41 PM
Little bit. Damp patch help.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 02:08:58 PM
Woohoo....found the float in the tank....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 03:10:44 PM
well, ive revisited the fuel gauge as when i filled it up after walbro swap it only went half way!  ???  on removing the float was there waiting for me....its been reattached and modded the fuel pump connection to the hard outlet pipe i was not happy with the interference standard fit so cut it off and attached it with the hose and 2 clamps....just gets it out of the back of my mind....

car will know go to Carl as its got 12 months mot, all serviced, handles stops and go's...its got boost creep and im a dum dum cant suss it so of to someone who does.

single....yeah but not now i want to drive it on track at Japfest....lets see what Carl has to say first.

the other twins....think they need to go back to seller, the money is better invested in the single route.....next winter!.

i want it ready for track action this summer and i want to progress with Westory 2.0!

thanks for all your help guys!  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
Westory 2.0 bridge port supercharge
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2016, 03:21:49 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/5ca52854-8b1c-43de-a526-f195871f5a8f_zpscwmkofpi.jpg)
snowys got the right idea for easter sunday!.

2.0 still ideas floating around my brain but IRS the rear first 1...prob an rx8 or NCmx5 rear end.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:11:47 PM
Coil I Wastegate control is fubar...energised i can hardly blow through it.
Coil j Turbo pre control...identical coil energised can be blown through easy. No point swapping as will give me a transistion issue...i need 2 coils.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:38:13 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160328_155426_zpspvkxyyoi.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160328_161501_zps6opeyqie.jpg)

think these are my culprits....defo I less flow than J and it changes highly unscientific...blowing through it test...rx8 injector plug cut down fits a treat!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:40:13 PM
Clive.....can you get these? today  ;D :P 8)  ok tomoz!  ^-^ :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 04:42:12 PM
What happened too letting Carl sort it

Good detective work though
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 04:43:45 PM
Get rid of all that crap and go non sequential
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:45:25 PM
Looking on ebay....these are coming up at as double throttle control?? I follow the lines from the actuators....
I was supposed to be a Combe but its cancelled. So thought id follow the actuator lines...my car has aftermarket coil pack over by the abs unit....im gonna look at the lines again!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 04:50:19 PM
Ignition coil pack?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:51:01 PM
nah im right!...TRX works has em on ebay wrong.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:51:53 PM
doh!..NOPE aftermarket solenoid packs...std coils.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 04:52:59 PM
Lol. Do you want it in sequential?? I'd defo rather have non sequential
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:53:16 PM
this is cool! and im right 8)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_8694a%20%20solenoids_zps8utcikqf.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 04:57:04 PM
Lol. Do you want it in sequential?? I'd defo rather have non sequential

i want it fixed so i can go on track at Japfest! its still going to Carl to check the map and give it a once over. but ive spent ages reading stuff i went out to garage for a tidy up and before i knew it they where in my hands!...i have nothing to compare against but blowing though them there ropey. Ive changed hundreds over the years at work and they knackered tome.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 05:00:46 PM
Lol. Fair play to getting it sorted

Was on the phone too Carl today, he's having a hard time, people claiming slanderous things against him. Proper winds me up!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 05:05:35 PM
My mates in the garage trade and its tough out there....hes actually got a a guy taking him to court....its all got out of hand...guy bought a 3 yr old van from auction with over 100k on it...it was never serviced from new and stretch the timing chain...long story short my mate serviced it but no end of trouble with fault codes and limp mode....bellend is taking my mate to court! 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 05:09:41 PM
I have not sorted it yet....i need news 1 to prove it but this is the solenoid coil for the wastegate of the primary turbo....the way its acting with slight creep makes me positive   but no cigar yet! Lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 05:23:44 PM
20-2850-N3A1  part number. :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 07:02:39 PM
Im not so sure now....solenoid opens...opens wastegate or solenoid open closes wastegate?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 28, 2016, 07:03:05 PM
I have no idea. Lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 07:20:46 PM
Had a reread and you bleed air off to make more boost ie close wastegate ...theres a 7 psi spring     and i read that if you plug line youll only get 7 psi and never transistion to 2nd turbo....de energised defo closed. Thing is  feed from turbo out let 1 pipe then outlet goes up to solenoid that cycles on/off quickly and the hose returns to the actuator....theres a hole on actuator that bleeds air there... its complicated and crap system tbh...completely open control no feedback.  So with a partialy block soleniod it should be struggling to make boost. Not too much....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2016, 07:25:08 PM
The main wastegate has air and vacuum on it! Gave up trying to suss that....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 04:52:44 PM
Oh my im out of Wiltshire....im in Newbury...lol. droppped the car of at Hayward Rotary. Let the experts do there thing....drove nice all the way there.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:19:15 PM
Woohoo I'm on the isle of sheppey
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:19:53 PM
Did you seeLiams drag car?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:20:32 PM
Choo choo. Ive just got on a train...Carls gonna comp test it, have a looksee.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:21:34 PM
I'm gonna guess 7 bar all round
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:21:45 PM
No i didnt...lots to see but too busy chatting.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:24:35 PM
I hope so. It starts great hot n cold and feel like a good engine. She had a hour run there cruising all good but slight blow in turbo area on arrival....single next winter had enough of vac pipes. Solenoids and actuators...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:25:20 PM
Is his new place big?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:27:19 PM
Yeah looks about 4 times the size maybe more than old place. Filled up though already. Quite a few 7s in there.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:27:43 PM
Yeh he says he's got everything inside now
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:29:25 PM
What you chat about?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:30:25 PM
Yes and space out side as well. Thinking about id say 6 times bigger than old place.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:30:59 PM
......you going drag racing?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:33:13 PM
Who me?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:35:01 PM
I really want to mate. Twisty stuff is great but I just love drag racing, from the first time my dad could afford too take me too santapod I was hooked. Need to get racing
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:40:28 PM
Cool. Struggling with network!
Ive only been to Santa pod once too far away from me...i think ragging anything with an engine is fun...went the track route as coombe on my doorstep and started at airfield circuits with mates at keevil airfield literally 5 mins a way. Couple of mates share a car, cost n fuel and rag it around all day and pub afterwards them where the days lol.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:41:33 PM
Santapod is no where near me but I go every year too the finals. They do it in York too which is where I will go to with the car.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:42:02 PM
Asked Carl to check it over...he gonna see if can map out spikes/boost creep...if still problematic poss non seq.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 29, 2016, 05:43:09 PM
When do you need it back by?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2016, 05:46:57 PM
Soon! Defo before japfest...this saturday is actionday at Coombe ...dep on weather westory going to that but theres a trackday at combe in 2 weeks id like todo afternoon session to prove car b4 doing at Silverstone in front of 1000s of people....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2016, 05:44:03 PM
That tubbys gone off ebay.....shoulda woulda coulda.....but waiting to see Carls prognosis.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 05:59:36 PM
Carl rang me today...all good remapped and boost under control pick up friday woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 13, 2016, 06:19:17 PM
Great news mate was there anything needed done then? What's she running and at what boost?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 06:22:57 PM
Looks to be a mapping issue nothing physically wrong.... settings...14psi so 300plus bhp. Carl said my rx7 is best he has ever seen( ok i made that bit up).

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 13, 2016, 06:24:02 PM
Was going to say that's because he ain't seen mine lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 13, 2016, 06:25:03 PM
Great news that there was nothing needed to be put right apart from software so when is its first proper outing then?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 06:25:23 PM
Lol....you got your idle sorted?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 06:27:54 PM
Japfest silverstone....think ill take it steady...never driven there but been learning on youtube....Japday at Combe ill push it abit.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 13, 2016, 06:30:52 PM
All good then bud, whens Carl dropping your 4rotor race car off and my 2rotor 1000 hp drag car off? Take it you did tell him?? Lol.

Now it's running fine are you not going single in the winter?!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 13, 2016, 06:32:10 PM
No mate I haven't even been in the garage lol had to keep the wife happy and paint the little people's bedrooms I have been reading up tho so I know everything now (well a little more but sounded good) I wish I could get to one of the coming meets will just have to watch your vids and read your posts lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 06:32:16 PM
Mmmm. Prob will go single in winter...those turbos have had a hardlife...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2016, 06:38:01 PM
All good then bud, whens Carl dropping your 4rotor race car off and my 2rotor 1000 hp drag car off? Take it you did tell him?? Lol.

Now it's running fine are you not going single in the winter?!


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Mines already in garage? You not got yours yet?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 13, 2016, 06:48:16 PM
All good then bud, whens Carl dropping your 4rotor race car off and my 2rotor 1000 hp drag car off? Take it you did tell him?? Lol.

Now it's running fine are you not going single in the winter?!


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Mines already in garage? You not got yours yet?

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Nah gf must have sold it whilst I was away working
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2016, 05:09:12 PM
Woohoo nice ride on train and pick me car up. Couple of tentative throttle squirts boost is nicely under control...took it very steady as m4 waterlogged and busy friday traffic. 888s are very nerve racking in standing water.
Well big thanks to Carl n the guys cracking service . Ran me to and from train station and fixed my car also sorted me a lovely used Brise double pass radiator. THANKS.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 15, 2016, 09:28:00 PM
That's great news mate so what's the plan for it from here? Just drive it and do some track or is there more mods planned?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2016, 09:44:37 PM
Gotta stick the new rad in. Trackdays prob go single winter time. But yeah enjoy it now.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 15, 2016, 09:52:08 PM
Nice one when is the first track day then? Hopefully I will travel down for the night and catch up with a couple of you's at a track or event day and maybe a beer or two after at some point over the summer fingers crossed

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2016, 09:54:37 PM
Bit of a shakedown at silverstone next week then will book a few.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 15, 2016, 09:59:43 PM
Sounds good matey look forward to hearing how it goes.
 Is there anything event wise north - ish  remembering I am Sunderland next to Newcastle lol 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2016, 10:06:07 PM
I dont know mate Clive will prob organise something in the summer months.always difficult choosing location as you can never please everyone The biggest meet tends tobe japfest.
Where a bit small on numbers so regional meets dont tend to happen...once ive sourced a trailer im hoping to venture north for a few trackdays. 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 10:49:07 AM
Typical i wanna go out for a blast and the weathers awful...raa raa raa...i got up at 6am and been waiting ever since.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 16, 2016, 10:53:17 AM
Lol its been bloody snowing up here this morning bud 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 10:54:37 AM
Not that bad here but rather chilly and wet!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 04:43:44 PM
Dam...replacement rad no good...leaking like a sieve!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 05:10:53 PM
Luckily i filled with the garden hose to check it and have not had the misfortune of fitting to discover it leaks....
And it dried up so after 5 months of tinkering i finally got to give it some stick....quick enough but not as quick as the westy by some margin.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 16, 2016, 05:21:22 PM
You need to add some lightness, plus not having the wind blowing in your hair so to speak gives a slower sense of speed. When I first had my mini it felt like I was driving really fast around corners and stuff but once I got my FD, straight after my mini, I was going around corners twice as fast but it felt twice as slow lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 05:22:32 PM
So i spent abit of time with an online bhp per tonne calculator....
400 hp rx7 engine in a westy....( 560kg)....bonkers 750bhp per tonne.....now thats an idea worth researching....
Guessing my 7 at 320 and 1200kg with me at 78kg...circa 250 bhp per tonne.
Westy 200bhp at fly...car 560 me again 77kg...350 bhp per tonne.
It shows....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 05:23:52 PM
You coming to Silverstone Grant?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 16, 2016, 06:46:08 PM
I don't know if I will make it, but I'm hoping too on Saturday as my working week at the moment is  Sunday too Thursday. It will be a Friday decision. Be nice too see everyone and see Clive's car running like it should


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 06:50:22 PM
I should be up sat to watch Clives race and staying over sat night then to japfest.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 16, 2016, 06:52:23 PM
I don't think o would do the Sunday even if I could. I'm just not into that sort of thing.

Especially after reading this months banzai which featured an FD, the only reason I bought it, and it made me a little furious


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 07:07:21 PM
Lol the red 555bhp 1? I read that.
As i get older i prefer a trackday to show but ive always gone to JF...ive been into most of the jdm marques and tobe fair its all 90s cars and dont change much.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 16, 2016, 07:10:01 PM
Yeh the uks most powerful street ported FD, learnt everything online, now a guru...... Lost all faith when I read that. Done his whole car for under 5k..... Probably sell it for 10k now it's had mag feature lol I didn't even read the rest of the mag I just wanged it in the bin


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 16, 2016, 07:14:33 PM
I like the cars but it's what comes with it, the clueless and the retarded. And even those people that still say a rotary is 1.3......

I only go to santapod for the main events, as others such USC (ultimate street car) is full of chavs that "go there to get mashed up and look at the birds" not even joking about that as I saw an event video where they had interviews amongst the track action and a lad said that!! And in all the footage all I saw was loads of dudes and just a hand full of "birds" (who are paid to be there) proper sausage fest


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2016, 07:22:19 PM
Lol ive got a plan this year....im taking some spanners....im pinching Tonys supercharger and swapping my number plates with CJRs and im gonna blame it all on Japi if i get caught. Lol.
Seriously been great to put names to faces and the likes of essex rotary and lc rotary are always great to see them doing session after sessions in there cars. Showing the rotarys off.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 17, 2016, 05:30:01 AM
 :57: Sounds like a good plan... I think I´m gonna take CJRs car then ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2016, 10:18:02 AM
Well been out for a better blast earlier bright n sunny with alittle chill in the air ....perfect for tubbys to suck on. Better fast n flowing A roads and we clicked i love it happy as can be. Brakes are epic. All temps and pressure spot on boosting lovelly jubbly. Got a lovely 1 2 3 and 4th gear pull up a dual carriageway all on my own followed by a sweeping left n right and she all good.
Happy to go on track.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 17, 2016, 10:20:11 AM
All sounds good mate, so the hard work was worth it then

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2016, 10:23:16 AM
Yep deffo....still few jobs todo....but bulk of it done.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 18, 2016, 12:06:51 PM
Great news Jon - so gutted I can't make it to Japfest this year :(, looks like it'll be quite a gathering of rotary cars and enthusiasts  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 02:05:47 PM
I'm going down to Carl's tomorrow in the morning


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Oh dear wallet emptying session? Are we going to discuss drag car perhaps! ?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:33:10 PM
Going too have a chat lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:36:33 PM
You only live once gotta live it. Just drove mine back from work...quite a few people gawping at me lol!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:37:09 PM
Carl has a car there with a bolt in cage already innit, have you seen it?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:39:49 PM
No mate i didnt. I got a bolt in cusco cage underneath the bed in the spare room lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:40:20 PM
Lol. How much are they?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:44:24 PM
It came with the car plus a wide arch kit. Bobfish had not got round to fitting....think its a 6 or 8 point but counted up 7 ! Thinks they retail for 600 to 800 depending on contact points. Dont think its fia compliant though. Maybe wrong....if it turns into a full track car it will go in but the wide arch kit wont be going on. Think its time to start perserving the stock bodied cars.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:45:56 PM
Bolt in cages are acceptable as its a level above not having one, plus it's a cheaper way to start racing. A weld in cage last time I checked was 1500 minimum


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:49:01 PM
If I go with an FD for dragging then it will stay looking stock, but it may end up with chunks cut off, big chunks lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:50:06 PM
Still not decided what route im taking so keeping hold of it in meantime . More inclined that if it become a full assault track weapon id go fully stripped with weld in cage. Wide arch kit will prob end up on ebay at some point.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 04:52:09 PM
What kit is it?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 04:54:59 PM
Cant remember its in Bobfishes for sale thread...there copies of well known kits....ive got 1 fibre glass car...and thats enough lol! Its just too fragile. Im hankering after a carbon bonnet though.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:00:45 PM
Carbon bonnets are a pain, my seibon one was actually heavier than the standard one!!! And it had holes in it!!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:01:09 PM
Is it one with edges of bulges??


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:01:35 PM
I like the kazama widebody


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:02:09 PM
That's got squared offedges


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 05:02:29 PM
My fibreglass 1 is a very poor fit. Spent ages trying to get it to flush both sides just not possible  ha ha.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:02:56 PM
Even original ones don't fit right.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:03:54 PM
I hate seeing FDs with kits on and have that aweful misaligned bumper to bonnet gap. Makes a nice car look bab


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 05:05:19 PM
Gave up....got a few nuts n bolts to  re check...and bleed the brakes again but thats it for summer months...drive it as much as possible during summer.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:06:07 PM
Have you stopped checking the apexi commander yet?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 05:09:25 PM
Yeah everythings stable...plus got the defis monitoring water temp. Oil temp n pressure and boost all with alarms so all bases covered. Bobfish did a very good job of track prepping it.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2016, 05:10:57 PM
Have you still got it in sequential??


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2016, 06:00:58 PM
Yep still sequential...Carl basically remapped it as some settings wrong...if they play up again...ill add value and single it...ill prob do in winter anyway just as a project. Basically it aint going no where not gonna be sold and will hopefully evolve over the years into something very special. Just not sure what yet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 03:31:43 PM
I decided to mop the car today...then tge day turned into a scorcher...doh...burnt on g3 everywhere. Getting there looks good from a distance...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 20, 2016, 04:58:25 PM
Look forward to seeing the pics of it all shiny lol I don't trust myself with a mop lol only hand polish for me lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 04:59:35 PM
Lol dont get 2 excited...its my cars downside....a rushed spray job...its got runs init...lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 06:05:10 PM
Today was not a happy day


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 06:10:57 PM
Oh dear whys that?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 20, 2016, 06:15:41 PM
This doesn't sound good mate! What's gone wrong?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 06:16:58 PM
I drive too Carl's for Carl to not be there.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 06:18:03 PM
Oh dear....thats a long way....was it an arranged visit or off the cuff?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 06:45:33 PM
Arranged. Viewed the car he had in mind but it needs a lot of work. Sadly today's day has put me right off


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 06:49:24 PM
Dont know what to say mate...mistakes happen. You couldve pop round here for a brew...ive got Japi coming tomoz..where gonna wind the boost up on the Smart hire car lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 06:51:15 PM
I was at the shop for a while and looked at the car he had in mind but he wants 3k for a car that needs a lot.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 06:53:08 PM
Theyve gone up a fair bit.....have you seen the automatic on ebay its at 2500....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 20, 2016, 06:55:00 PM
My rental is a peace of sh...! :D

Would be awesome to see you too Grant, are you coming to Japfest?

Jon, I have tryed every possible number options, my messages just wont come thru...? :/

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 06:57:29 PM
You rang and it stopped....text that number? 00447840 966080.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 07:00:47 PM
Yeh that one on eBay is a million times better than what I looked at. But they're not worth that money. I just text another rotary friend and he can get cars from Japan for 3.5k which need a bit of paint work plus 1000 too import it. Which is nice and cheap compared to what's available here!!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 07:03:46 PM
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 07:05:27 PM
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 07:06:18 PM
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 07:06:21 PM
Looks so good stock. No silly body kits


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 07:10:00 PM
Need to get all my stuff sold that Iv got. Rx8 needs to go


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 07:10:09 PM
Idealy needs a respray....its got hair, grit, marbeling and few dinks....

Import could be an option ? they seem to be coming over again....which will see prices drop in uk. lot of the UK cars rose as JDM's not being imported due to yen/pound ...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 07:12:32 PM
Could be but it's a gamble. Could come with a duff motor but  self rebuild could still be cheaper than a uk car


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 20, 2016, 07:29:26 PM
Love the stock body there is nothing better than the clean lines of an FD me thinks!
I would agree the prices of FD'S is crazy but then so are all the 90's motors now look at Cosworths or Renault 5 turbo's everything is sky rocketing at the min

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 07:56:17 PM
Summer time price hike. If anyone pays for these cars at these prices they're quite retarded


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:06:14 PM
I dunno with the exception of a few all new jap cars are strangled emission controlled 12 airbagged ebd'd self parking barges that need 300 bhp to pull 7 sec 0 til 60....90s car are probably at the sweet spot for lightweight tunable safeish and motable.....look at evolution of the golf gti....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:07:35 PM
Tiny pocket rocket mk1 versus latest heavy weight monstrosity !

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:12:31 PM
The evo 1 to 10 is perfect example....the evo 10 is crap ...and the 6 smack bang mid 90s is the 1 to have....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 20, 2016, 08:15:38 PM
Well, if you think about it RX-7 is still a very fast car. And then when it was introduced, very fast...

So I do understand why they are getting expensive. They are slowly becoming a collectors items. I dont see any way to get them cheap anymore...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 08:16:37 PM
Get rid of all the crap Iv got and just buy a fast bike. Hmmm hayabusa


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:20:37 PM
I miss not having a sports bike like crazy ....but no way am i rolling the dice with another 1. Lost a few mates over the years too.
I think for the forseeable future rx7 fd prices are gonna rise unless we have another recession....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 08:22:21 PM
They're going to rise and no ones going to buy them. I don't have a bike licence so a bike would be for track only. Safest way, as on the roads I would be a gonner


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:29:11 PM
I dunno....i remember e type jags at 500 quid....and mk2 escorts 50 quid.....its a mixed up world ! Lots of 20 yr olds cash to burn as cant get on housing ladder.
Ive spent more buying an doing mine  up than i think its worth but i dont care its how the car makes you feel....charlie p on here seems to have a steady selection....ive got a cage i dont really want....where theres a will there a way!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 08:33:11 PM
If I had 10k to spend on a toy and the choice was an FD or a much much newer Evo I know what I would buy..........


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:38:18 PM
Evo 8 fq300 standard....all you really need ...i sold mine to pay off a loan and move house. There advertised now for same amount...i sold mine 8 yrs ago in recession....mad..... what a car though.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 08:39:55 PM
Exactly!!! Buy an aftermarket ecu and some water injection and boom you have got a weapon!!

Think I'm gonna look for a yank tank instead. Lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:45:14 PM
Sleep onit mate...prob with evo there aint alot you cando yourself....i done the cambelt myself and was very nervous booting it...ayc pump transfer box clutch all keep you up at night....its not just apex seals that wake you up in the middle of  the night.
Pm Charlie P. He may have something suitable.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 20, 2016, 08:47:27 PM
Im gonna forget about all things and get my A6 and go from there. That ad boy is getting remapped for sure!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 20, 2016, 08:48:20 PM
I prefer Scoobys rather than Evos...

And yes, Charlie P has some awesome stuff on sale...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2016, 08:52:46 PM
Scoobys n Evo are gonna be just like mk2 escorts in 15 years....its an everyman car and they will be bonkers money....i reckon.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2016, 04:56:19 PM
I think i can safely say..."back to former glory"... :P

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2016, 05:14:06 PM
I had really awesome time with Jon. Such a beautiful home and fuzzy cats :) Cheers mate! :)
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 21, 2016, 05:18:51 PM
The car looks awesome buddy, job well done

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2016, 05:22:18 PM
Cheers Guys!

@ Japi glad you didnt put the silly photo of that handsome devil lol ;D

Snowy the cat has gone to sleep he is tired from all his cuddles today!

Great to see you have a good time in Bath and c u saturday!.
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Post by: re japi on April 21, 2016, 06:52:04 PM
You said that delete that :)

My daughter says Hi to Snowy :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2016, 06:55:06 PM
Good! Lol didnt expect you too.
Snowy says hi back.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2016, 09:08:25 PM
Oh, that peace of s**t rental cars alarms started to go of again! :) I wonder whats wrong with it...?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2016, 09:09:15 PM
Lock it with the key instead of the fob, it will lock but it won't set the alarm


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2016, 09:19:57 PM
Your gonna be popular in your hotel.....as Grant says lock door manually if the lunchbox has a key lock on door????!  If not empty out belongings and leave unlocked????.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2016, 09:36:24 PM
Yeah, I'll try to lock with a key... Just realized, I wonder did those alarms screamed all the time in Salisbury. Cause car was in big carpark, further away from us so we didnt hear it :D

Oh, and those winding roads to Bath was fun with that thing. More power was needed ;) But those sceneries!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2016, 09:40:37 PM
The Fiat 500 was ready but the smart car alarm kept going off and annoying everyone in the hire car depot.....answer hire it out for peace andxquiet....id ring them tomorrow and complain mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2016, 07:53:06 AM
What???? Um... What a...?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2016, 07:53:49 AM
Did you read it from somewhere?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2016, 07:58:38 AM
Did you get any sleep.....i didnt! Woke up at 2am with stinking frikin cold ! Not good.
No mate on hire car company...just speculation. Id ring em an complain. Its a brand new car and shouldnt be doing that!  Should be able to swap it at  nearest depot. Tell em your on holiday and the fact the alarm keeps going off is ruining your holiday!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2016, 08:54:20 AM
Oh, really? Flu?

I had good sleep. I left car keys into reseption desk incase alarm goes off. It didn't go off at night, I did ask. I think its ok, for now anyways...

Ill be watching it so if it starts again, Ill ring. Or ask reseption to ring, more easier them to explain...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2016, 09:31:54 AM
nah not flu...pesky man cold..erghh! :( hopefully knocked it on the head with 4 vitamin c tablets!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2016, 04:05:26 PM
Oh ok.... Pesky man cold???

Rental has been screaming now. Luckily...

Me and my daughter has been playing that "VW Beetle game", when tou see it, you shout. But with Minis. :) One thing is for sure, you Brits really love Minis! We have seen them A LOT! :D and Fiat 500...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2016, 04:12:27 PM
Is tappatalk not working for anyone else? It keeps shutting down when I open the app!!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2016, 04:36:26 PM
What's your mobile Jon? Got a pic to send to you
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2016, 04:44:46 PM
My tapatalk works ok... A bit slow though

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2016, 05:01:06 PM
Me running around like a mad thing....pm you Grant.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2016, 08:10:18 PM
Tappatalk has decided too work now.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2016, 08:11:23 PM
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It's yellow Jon at least


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 09:46:21 AM
Confused. I thought you sold it...cool project.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 09:48:12 AM
Well i just got outta bed ...bloody cold n sore throat....raaa raaa raaa. Of all weekends.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 23, 2016, 10:57:12 AM
Nah never sold it. Been sat at my dad forever. Should be good for 400 hp without any mods and 400torques


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 11:44:55 AM
Grant...you get it ready and ill come and spanner for you!

Right...Ruff n Ready dieing of manflu but where off. 2 hrs later than planned...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 05:16:59 PM
Japi....what hotel you at ? I just get enough network to log in ...pms crash....we gotta get shell v power in a mo

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 05:27:38 PM
Silverstone premier inn....gonna get fuel and wing it. Everybody here is washy there cars....feck that.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 23, 2016, 05:30:59 PM
Ha ha get the bloody polish out lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 06:02:53 PM
Nah...looks better dirty.
@ japi ..im.in the Green Man pub...?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 23, 2016, 06:04:52 PM
Silverstone premier inn....gonna get fuel and wing it. Everybody here is washy there cars....feck that.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2016, 06:07:32 PM
The white wheels are minging with brake dust...going for the dirty look.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 23, 2016, 06:09:36 PM
It's only going to get dirty again.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 23, 2016, 08:43:15 PM
Had a good diner with Jon and Chris. So thank gents. :)

Looking forward tomorrow :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 06:01:39 PM
Well Japfest was fun....i learnt some Finnish...
"Go for it" in finnish actually means "go in the pits"....lol.
Car was great and thankfully vomit free....


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 24, 2016, 06:09:16 PM
Glad to hear the car held up and did it's thing I must get to a track day in mine one day

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 06:13:29 PM
Yeah all good...few jobs todo b4 Japday...but 2 and bit hours up...2 track sessions....2nd 1 onit and 2 and half hours home all good.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 24, 2016, 06:26:42 PM
What jobs are on the to do list?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 24, 2016, 07:15:52 PM
Now I feel so emparassed. :/ Dammit... I know I going to hear about that :)

I wasnt goint to puke, just felt really bad. Weird thing actually, I was really enjoying the ride, like chearing for Jon, then suddenly...

In my defense, Im a bad go driver, I hate it. And I have inner ear problem which cause me to feel bad sometimes, like in aeroplane... :)

Excuses aside, Jon really can drive and that car performed suberd. Turn in, braking, car really amazed me. And makes good power too :)

Anyhoo, thanks for the opportunity to ride with you Jon :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 07:16:37 PM
just reckied car....
1. Install sick bag for Japi....LOL :)) :P :( ::) :)) ^-^ >:D
2. Get chip in brand new windscreen repaired...doh.
3. Clear film on bottom of windscreen.
4. rear ns....investigated poss bind/ sticky calipers...heavier brake dust.
5. Bleed brakes again.
6. Oil surge....and oil on ns subframe investigate.
7. after market RPM gauge.
8. Investigate down shift clunk from rear.
9. reattach electric rad fan that partially fell off pulling onto drive.
10. Miller motorsport oil in gearbox n diff.
11. install larger diameter steering wheel.
that should keep me busy for now.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 07:19:30 PM
Now I feel so emparassed. :/ Dammit... I know I going to hear about that :)

I wasnt goint to puke, just felt really bad. Weird thing actually, I was really enjoying the ride, like chearing for Jon, then suddenly...

In my defense, Im a bad go driver, I hate it. And I have inner ear problem which cause me to feel bad sometimes, like in aeroplane... :)

Excuses aside, Jon really can drive and that car performed suberd. Turn in, braking, car really amazed me. And makes good power too :)

Anyhoo, thanks for the opportunity to ride with you Jon :)

cheers mate...only jesting with you...its pure GOLD! lol

Your great company mate and your passion for rotarys is epic! and the other Japanesse Marques! i look for ward to the photos!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 24, 2016, 07:23:37 PM
Dammit Jon! :D

Btw, what hitted that windscreen?

I think that problem is that oilcooler lines, that you showes. Seemed like they are leaking...

You wont install power steering back?

Yeah, that clunk sound was weird...

Orher than that, car feeled really good. :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 07:33:43 PM
Debating the steering i liked the manual feel...prob with power steering is you can over correct...and lack of feel....but a pig on road.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 07:39:47 PM
No idea what hit windscreen. Got a windscreen mate of mate so will get it filled...looks like it will crack other wise. Could of happened anytime overweekend.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2016, 08:35:28 PM
Jarno... sorry mate i just watched the first session vid and you clearly stated go in the pits...in the video. soz mate.  its a funny vid though i was nearly wetting myself.... :'(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2016, 08:20:36 AM
No problem :) its difficult to hear in car and when you are trying to race...

As I said, I really hate being co driver. :) my inner ear problem causes me to feel like crap, actually quite easily. :(

And car was cornering SO FAST, especially in thru that S turns! I didnt realize that it cant do that :) I did enjoyed the ride, before you really attacked those s turns ;)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2016, 08:22:38 AM
Oh, it did take some footage in first session? I though it didnt...

I think that i dont wanna see it ;)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 08:27:46 AM
Yeah photage is rubbish..sun haze across windscreen so nothing of track can be seen. Not posting its pants apart from our incar communications that is hilarious.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2016, 09:08:01 AM
Oh, I see...

Ah crap, dont post that :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 09:10:10 AM
Nah i wont mate...your crash helmet went from black to green in 3 laps.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 25, 2016, 09:50:56 AM
No it didnt.. :) not after 3 laps, maybe 5th or 6th lap ;)

But really, cars cornering speed really surprised me! Nose turns in so fast and effortless. Just amazing, especially at those s turns...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 10:09:19 AM
Yeah in the grand scheme of things it performed really well...i was prepared to go home via green flag rescue so happy as can be. Stiffening up the rear a couple of clicks sorted the body roll...2nd session was epic....apart from the clutch leg cramp.
I think ive gotta remove sump and reseal..i think the oil on the subframe has blown out from the sump seal.
Only lost approx 650ml in 2 sessions just looks worse as goes everywhere...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on April 25, 2016, 12:59:28 PM
Interested in your manual steering comments Jon. Silverstone was my first opportunity to try the manual steering on track and it felt superior compared to my power system.
Feed back for the front tyres was superb. I will stick with the manual system, but you may need a different rack !

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 01:46:04 PM
Can anyone explain too me why rx8 spark plugs are so expensive??!!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 03:38:51 PM
Chris...where did you source your manual rack from?.
Grant....yeah not cheap...iridium i believe...supposed to have a 30k life according to mazda???? 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 03:39:53 PM
I just ordered a new set to help with the sale


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 03:41:17 PM
Yeah i put a new set in wifes r3 to aid sale of that at 9k.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 03:43:18 PM
How daft is this, car fails mot because emissions are out due to leak in exhaust which is after the catalyser, fix leak and it passes..... Hmm


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 03:46:20 PM
Yeah called a leak...but actually pulling in atmospheric air and causing a fail.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 03:47:51 PM
I would say if it's pulling in normal air it should better on the emmisons


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 03:48:19 PM
You want my car/engine?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 03:54:14 PM
I wish! Bit skint after owning an fd for 5 months and my earning ability has taken a hit with 2 ops in last 5 months as well...and i need a trailer....natural course of events is i rebuild mine.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 04:10:02 PM
Just think though. You swap engines over, sell standard car for 1500ish and you will have got a fully rebuilt, run in engine for 1000 a rebuild kit costs over £1000


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 04:12:22 PM
It is and was ticking in my head!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 25, 2016, 04:13:13 PM
Messages you


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2016, 04:16:35 PM
Replied!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 26, 2016, 06:59:59 AM
Just think though. You swap engines over, sell standard car for 1500ish and you will have got a fully rebuilt, run in engine for 1000

Damn, Grant has a really good point! :)

Anyhoo, I started to think about that power steering thing. I think you and Chris will be okey with non power steer. And ofcourse feed back from the tires is awesome. But I thought that FD own power steering is pretty good, good feed back...? And your tracks are quite "big", doesent have lots of narrow corners, so you should be fine without power steering...

But your clutch... ;)

Btw, road from Westbury to Bath, awesome rally stage!!! Would love to take a good car to there. I was rallying the crap out of our lunchbox there :D there I did that burnout too ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on April 26, 2016, 09:12:19 AM
Chris...where did you source your manual rack from?.
Grant....yeah not cheap...iridium i believe...supposed to have a 30k life according to mazda???? 


Jon, got mine from a guy on other FD site. He converted a number of racks to manual. He had a late (2000) FD he was rebuilding for track. He put on a manufactured manual rack and converted his 2000 rack to manual for me. He's called Matt. I can send his e mail address if you want.

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 26, 2016, 09:13:33 AM
Yes please.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 26, 2016, 11:08:32 AM
Tappatalk is very dodgy at times. Won't let me view posts


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 26, 2016, 01:46:13 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/fd%20sick%20bag_zpsqrsdh8d8.jpg) ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 26, 2016, 02:38:46 PM
Dammit Jon! :sign0103:

 :color: :sign0137: :icon_puke_r:

As I said, I wasnt going to puke, just felt really really dizzy. But at that point I didnt know how to say that to you... ;D To fly back home, when plane started to rise and turn around, that wasnt pleasent either. Really weird actually cause some times I´m ok and sometimes not...

I know, I know, I´m a big poopiepants :D

But I will have my revenge, by the Gods I will!  :97: :57:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 26, 2016, 03:47:50 PM
Jon, that big orange cat that I showed to you, my mom´s cat... We just heard that my mom had to put it to "sleep" when we were on the trip... Immediately my daughter said that she hopes that Snowy is ok...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 26, 2016, 03:50:23 PM
Oh dear sorry to hear that....snowy was asleep. I poked him to check him and he now awake and fine.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2016, 08:38:03 AM
I really really really want FD...  :( Wanna sell your Jon? ;) A bit curious, if you would sell it now, how much it would cost?

Oh, and Bobfish; good job, you have builded really awesome car, she really goes hard around corners... :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 27, 2016, 08:44:58 AM
I really really really want FD...  :( Wanna sell your Jon? ;) A bit curious, if you would sell it now, how much it would cost?

Oh, and Bobfish; good job, you have builded really awesome car, she really goes hard around corners... :)
Based off the current prices and idiocies of people then Jons car is worth
£€$¥7,000,000,567,674 and that's a special cheap price too you
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2016, 05:41:39 PM
Found the source of oil on ns subframe...front cover plate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2016, 06:39:29 PM
Well interesting day...assisting the wife on the wheel barrow n spade some gardening destroy your itself broken up with crawling under the fd...
Resecured the rad fan x2...first idea no joy. 
Then onto back exaiming rear end for clunk....no issues found but fair amount of backlash in diff..no cracks in ppf and all bolts nice n tight...maybe rev match downshifts better.....
Empty catch can and scratch chin....oil on subframe not from burp...or poss filler neck join to centre iron...so stripped it out and redo gasket and Castle Combe penny washer trick installed...Clives coolant tank vent onto windscreen trick gave me an idea and the pipe to show catch tank level is gonna be looped up onto windscreen idea still bouncing around in the shell.
Massive clean up....fire up the ol girl and no evidence of leak...spin around town and re exam and yep...oil weeping out behind aircon mount.....so couple of wheel barrows later of fancy blue slate all stripped out to discover oil coming from end plate join...BUT....3 bolts securing plate all slightly loose...nipped em up and coating of well seal ontop for good measure all seems tickety boo at 80psi oil pressure. I love wellseal.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2016, 09:37:20 PM
penny washer trick..... :57:

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160418_195738_zps8x4omj8y.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 30, 2016, 05:16:33 AM
...and she is ready for next fight... Good job Jon :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 08:16:50 AM
Not yet mate..fair few jobs todo.
Main 1 to check this oil leak sorted today by going for a blast.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 08:22:19 AM
That's got to be the best thing about fixing a car the test drive!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 08:25:14 AM
Yeah...i really hope front cover leak sorted...else its gotta come off for new gasket...finding the bolts slightly loose made my day...prob a bit of engine flex over the years...rpm gauge on radar today.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 10:02:51 AM
As happy as a teenage boy who has just fallen outta of a tree and landed on a huge stack of hedge porn!

oil leak sorted, fan sorted.  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 10:16:36 AM
Nice one I must have missed the issue with the fan what was the crack there then?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 10:29:14 AM
After going to silverstone on track and back home when pulling onto drive way god almighty awful noise....and a clunk....cooling fan fell off rad.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 10:34:53 AM
Lol canny at least it waited till you were totally finished and home ha ha

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 30, 2016, 10:54:59 AM
Looking really good Jon, great work on finding and fixing the inevitable little niggles  :13:

My task for next week - on my back to drop the gearbox on my RX-8 as 12 minutes into my first trackday session at Snetterton last Wednesday I couldn't find any gears  :(  Coasted off on the grass near a Marshall's post and quickly managed to crash into 2nd and then limped off the circuit to avoid a Red Flag. Got my breakdown insurance company to pick the car up and take me home (~60 miles). Strongly suspect the clutch release bearing has collapsed. A new one went in with a new clutch 19-20k miles ago.

I'll post up a separate topic on the issue later....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 11:44:25 AM
Couldve done it at end of the day ! Gotta be the bearing or maybe the clutch release fork...seen them bent b4. It does look a bit of a job what with ppf removal etc. The workshop manual has a great write up and i think its a 2 man job without ramp and transmission. I got mine in on my own but no ppf etc its a dead weight. Easy 2 hard 1 person. Your got a clutch alignment tool? If not a socket on an extension built up with insulation tape works a treat.
Good luck youll be fine!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 30, 2016, 03:23:50 PM
Thanks Jon. Another RX-8 owner up the road is popping down on Wednesday to give me a hand. He's only just up the road and has done the job before AND he has a low transmission trolley, which should make the job a lot easier. I've got an alignment tool for the RX-7 FB and I'm hoping it'll be the some spline count and size. Been reading the workshop manual and will do some internet reading before I start to try and free off bolts on Monday. 

I've started another topic to stop hijacking your thread  :)

Follow my progress over here:
 
http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=83801.msg895606#msg895606
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 04:30:51 PM
Well rpm gauge leading me on merry dance....i read an online guide...that wires from dash to rpm gauge direct...sent it screwy...beeper continually going off...must be back feeding somehow....worked a treat with other connectors not plugged in just bridged.
Current fault is goes to 3krpm and no more....does when directly wired!
Other cluster is 2krpm out at end of rev range...goes to other 9k. Lol...mmm what to do.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 04:36:37 PM
Mate can you post the link to that online guide as I am in the middle of trying to find out why my speedo and rpm gauge are on and then off and then on again without any reason yet all other gauges in the cluster work fine lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:21:13 PM
its baloney mate...atmo...ive thrown towel in for today literally caught in a hail storm!....

if yours is intermitent, id try tightening the screws on the back first.  ill post piccys in a mo.

Work in progress....2nd hand prices of parts on ebay are ridiculous ....£250 for a dash cluster no chance.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 05:24:59 PM
Yeah I have seen crazy money like I would live without rather than pay those prices lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:28:19 PM
as is atmo..hail storm stopped play...but getting no where.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160430_153013_zpsk3b9zm0y.jpg)

tighten the screws on the back of the board mate...these transfer signals onto the gauges...clean up plug connections on back....only a couple of self tappers and it comes out...gotta contort your arm around back to pull plugs out. try that first
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160430_153024_zpsumkmymje.jpg)

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 05:30:00 PM
Cheers buddy

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:32:08 PM
couple of years ago parts where plentiful and cheap...i refuse point blank to pay 250quid for a 20plus year old cluster. ill spend days fixing mine instaed or go after market.

Contemplating putting the other set in they rev to 9k...lol.....theres a pot on the board i may trim that down a bit.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:35:01 PM
Middle is tacho..3 screw...yours wont have the wires and eyelets i added them today to directly wire.

top right milometer....but give em all a tighten up. if your work but intermitent looks like a loose or dirty contact.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 05:37:45 PM
Yep well i had to pull dash apart anyway to get live etc for the boost gauge so two birds and all that lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:42:29 PM
its fairly simple....helps if you have a q/r steering wheel...
remove steering wheel lot easier access.
remove steering cowling..3 screw underneath.
2 screw bottom of dash cluster pull forward and hangin out of car peering through windscreen to unplug connectors....theres probably a milage correction gizmo on the cluster as well to disconnect. ackward 1 is the ciggie lighter.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 05:48:35 PM
Well I am at that point just need to pull the connector plugs on the bugger left it the other night as it was late and i was tired lol going to try and get back on it later on when the jam eaters go to bed

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 05:51:33 PM
Lol...i love jam and im 42. Mmm strawberry jam on toast is brill.
Good luck...get steering wheel straight before taking off so you now where to put back on.  Just makes the access easier.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 06:18:31 PM
this where i am at mo...read all the online posts so ill do all the fixes on both sets lol...then ill make millions on ebay.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160430_180344_zps92ia4uag.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160430_180648_zpstj4gnx5y.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on April 30, 2016, 06:24:17 PM
Looks like a headache! I notice the other clocks are the later ones with the boost gauge built in if you think the standard ones are big money they are stupid money. Your sitting on a gold mine lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 06:32:02 PM
Found the pot on the tacho which is 2k out pretty much turned all the way right so set as the other 1....highly scientific....clean up soldered joints...cotton buds n electrical cleaner the contacts and see if can get em working.
All these parts on ebay ridiculous prices with so few cars left on the road.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2016, 06:33:25 PM
And if that dont get some satifaction...the ballpein tool is gonna swing

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 08:22:32 AM
Well ive read all the rpm tacho threads online and theres some clever peeps out there...
all i want is working rpm gauge accurate.
low coolant buzzer.
correct mph.
shift buzzer.
its seems the odometer board is the master and the tacho is the slave so my direct wire mod that worked with the plugs disconnected but went screwy when connected the odometer is causing the problems...its also 10 mph over at 70 mph...theres a pot on it to trim back...today is gonna be an interesting day of soldering and trimming pots and putting cluster in and not too many outs!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: MightyCondor on May 01, 2016, 09:40:15 AM
My speedo was also out by a similar margin but I've since recalibrated it. There's a blue adjustment screw within the cluster. It's very sensitive. About 1/10 of a rotation would be enough.

Here's the guide I followed: http://www.rx7club.com/3rd-generation-specific-1993-2002-16/daleclarks-guide-calibrating-your-speedometer-1011051/

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 09:57:50 AM
Thanks mate...yes ive tweaked it back abit ... lol...put it all back ready to bask in glory...to be met with darkness and just a brake light.. .i had forgotten to plug ribbon cable in lol.
Still rpm gauge stopping at 3k...i now rpm gauge ok as i have previously hard wired it.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 11:37:53 AM
This is like juggly turds...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 01:23:39 PM
Spiky stinky 1s...no joy...making 1 outta 2 no good...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 02:43:49 PM
Rev counter check
Coolant buzzer check


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 03:19:00 PM
Working just been out 4 a blast...checked my oil leak all ok...if it was gonna leak then it wouldve done as i clear bit of road presented itself...rev gauge is lagging ever so slightly apexi but it works...still no shift buzzer im goona install a light as back up wires already in hanging down wrapped up.
Done in...need to know go to an oestopath.
Not a fun job atall.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2016, 04:41:31 PM
Well it works im happy that i have working rpm gauge and retained the coolant low buzzer which for a track car is essential.

cant really put my finger on anything i done and got lucky....cleaned all boards with soft brass bush to remove corrosion on solder joints....any joint looking manky re-soldered and board then cleaned with electrical cleaner.
vr1 pot on rpm gauge adjusts gauge and lots i mean lots of put in and take out trimmimh pot to get in sync with apexi...and i mean lots and its finicky...
pot on odometer blue 1 calibrates it ive literally just trimmed it back a bit need to go out with satnav and see where it is.

on the drawings ive marked the tacho signal wire and tried as 1 forum post suggests direct wiring these...this did not work...just sent everthing screwy which does not make sense ...i tried all combination and still screwy... with all 3 connected and signals and polarity check all buzzers going off and rpm gauge having an eppyfit.

complete pita tbh....so mix n match got a working set....but oil pressure gauge does not work as with the new odometer that should control the boost gauge heyho got the defi gauges anyway.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160501_152501_zpsf2tdfzct.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160501_152429_zpskarn6ind.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160501_152423_zpshn09tkkf.jpg)

Dax, allow some time and take some patience pils....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 01, 2016, 05:11:08 PM
Well mate got mine out last night and they look like this
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160501/bc20fb631b093bfe65742776f00e4e02.jpg)
After cleaning
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160501/7b750b1ad5b709a0d342d65501edb3df.jpg)
Cleaned up put back but was to late or should I say early in the morning lol to start it up and see but on the reds the mileage was lighting but not showing digits still so haven't fixed that yet but fingers crossesd the clocks work

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2016, 02:26:48 PM
A little treat for myself....and yep its Italian ...not a chinese copy ....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160503_142213_zpseheaggpf.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 03, 2016, 02:33:44 PM
I like it, very nice
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 03, 2016, 09:15:22 PM
wheely nice wheel Jon  ^-^
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2016, 11:20:56 PM
Trial fitted b4 nightshift and was a guess as is a half dish 65mm and a 350mm diameter...actually very happy with the position. And can now see the top of the rev gauge.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2016, 02:55:54 PM
Well got up from nights like a grumpy bear...ill fit my steering wheel...bloody horn what a faff...
Lush day off to Merlin motorsport for a cruise and maybe a shift light...if rpm gauge plays up on way. Need a new silicon joiner anyway.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2016, 10:01:23 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160504_143358_zpszsjrycig.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160504_143427_zps65pc3id8.jpg)

nice n big just like driving a transit. ;D just how i like it.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 05, 2016, 12:07:09 AM
Jesus that's massive how will you fit your legs in under that  lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 05, 2016, 05:47:02 AM
Wow, that is big :) but easier to get that beast turn without powersteering :D Did you get that rev gauge to work?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2016, 07:01:59 AM
Bit of a an optical illusion...its 350mm dia plenty of room for me legs. Rev gauge working sweet but odometer packed up yesterday....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2016, 06:26:17 PM
Well i actually made it to merlin motorsport and shiftlight gizmo outta stock...and i bought a new silicone joiner that is too big. Doh but a rather posh trackday was going on and i got to see 4 yes 4 Ford gt40....old 1s on track and in paddock...lush.
Then i took westy out and starter motor has fixed itself now cranky at 240rpm and starting hot very well...strange doing back to back drives...completely different cars...decisions decisions!

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Post by: boosted on May 05, 2016, 06:38:52 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160505_134824_zpsc8aeoc44.jpg)
this 1 was having work done....so i got a photo of the engine.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160505_134832_zpsogqf8v2w.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2016, 06:40:42 PM
and this beaut had just come in off track...like i said posh track day!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160505_134923_zpsbpzf71iu.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 05, 2016, 07:23:52 PM
Nice pics Jon - a rare sighting  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2016, 08:55:32 PM
Anyways anybody fancy a passenger ride at Japday? Got prob 2 sessions spare seat ....ill make you ill like re japi...lol. if the weathers dry im not hanging about though and i wont be going in pits so make sure you up 4 it. Lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 06, 2016, 03:52:15 AM
Anyways anybody fancy a passenger ride at Japday? Got prob 2 sessions spare seat ....ill make you ill like re japi...lol. if the weathers dry im not hanging about though and i wont be going in pits so make sure you up 4 it. Lol.

I can recommend, Jon is a good driver and that car is frickin awesome to handle. I cant still believe how good it turns and brakes...

I just hate being co driver! And that inner ear problem doesent help. Everything was fine until Jon started to pick up the pace... :D

And funny thing about co driving in RHD cars, I automatic try to change gears, steer and brake when I sit in left side of the car :D

Oh, try to get that in car camera to work properly, I would love to see in car vid. Btw, did you figure out that clonk noise from rear?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 06, 2016, 08:47:19 AM
Not often do you see one of those beast never mind two of them great pics!
And One day Jon I will defo have to run Co pilot lol and re japi I think sickness is almost acceptable, if you were to have been screaming like a little girl that would be shameful lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 06, 2016, 11:17:51 AM
First piccy theres another in the background....and an elf coloured 1 out on track...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: DaveCollins on May 07, 2016, 03:11:14 PM
Jon I thought it was your FD parked outside Merlin when I came in off of the track on Thursday.  Mine was the Arcadian Blue Mk11.  You went before I had a chance to come over and say hello.

all in all had a good day and new engine went well.  also suspension re-alignment done by Dave at Track developments worked well and car is now much more stable before Avon Rise and through Old Paddock and Hamerdown.

Did manage to damage a CV joint which I have just taken off so need to get a quick replacement as I am at Goodwood next Thursday.  Looks like increased rear suspension droop (+20mm on shock open length may have been too much for the joint)  I have a picture of car with inside rear wheel just off the ground going through fast right just by pit exit so probably more tweaking still to do!

The red GT40 you have pictured failed noise and was unable to run, unfortunate as he had come down from the Lake District.

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2016, 04:26:37 PM
Shame didnt meet up would of had a good chat and looksee of your car! I had a quick walk of the paddock and went up and sat on camp for 10 mins then went home to not fit my shift light and silicone joiner lol...glad you had a good day.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 11:48:24 AM
Little update from me, rebled the brakes again, had a little moment at Silverstone where the pedal went soft, bled the rears for ages til happy, tiny little bubbles every now again....check the rear end over again for this illusive clunk and no issues found...maybe exhaust, maybe diff...defo need to work on my rev matching down shifts.

today is dash cluster again...not sure what im gonna do... :))

and white wheels are a pita to keep clean.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 12:03:42 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160508_133131_zpsvxzspbcu.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160508_133135_zpsussp1cxk.jpg)

2 miles later filthy again. ::)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 12:37:01 PM
Not a good start just sliced a chunk of skin of my thumb....blood everywhere...super glue it back together.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 09, 2016, 01:07:36 PM
Always good to keep in the first aid box super glue

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 01:09:31 PM
Man this pissing me off....need glasses indenial....cant see what im doing...completely deconstructed all off it. Soldered and cleaned the lot.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 01:34:04 PM
Ready togo back in cant help thinking itll be back out in a min lol. 24yr old electronics.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 09, 2016, 01:36:10 PM
Yep that's the problem! Where is the Revometer (or whatever it's called) get its signal from? 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 01:41:03 PM
Straight from ecu....my apexi revs are working fine so know its cluster.....but ive introduced a fault by the odometer not working atall did for a bit then nothing....time to get it all back in.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 03:01:22 PM
Working, little test drive....thatll do had enough of that.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 09, 2016, 07:57:14 PM
So you got the full lot working as should now?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 08:00:52 PM
Yep fully tested for 5 mins.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 09, 2016, 08:37:44 PM
Cool another job ticked off the list lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2016, 09:45:43 PM
Big day for it saturday!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 10, 2016, 05:00:34 PM
Hope you get the in car Cam working right would be good to see

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 10, 2016, 05:06:46 PM
Yeah got 2 new go poo batterys on way...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2016, 04:42:39 PM
ha ha im a big kid! 
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160512_162854_zpshbs7hxzm.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160512_162658_zpsmkwt4okw.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160512_162849_zpscqtksvqu.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 12, 2016, 04:45:44 PM
Defo makes it look more of a track slag love it lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2016, 04:47:22 PM
lol gotta be done!!! :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2016, 05:15:32 PM
Put a sticker ontop of the best bit of paint on the whole car lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 12, 2016, 07:10:26 PM
Jon was just thinking? If the paint is that bad why not just get the car wrapped? Few of my friends have done that on there track cars looks canny no good for a show car because of door shuts etc but still looks class

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2016, 08:23:16 PM
Im in a good position where a mate is a sprayer and a perfectionist and he has given me a good price for a full respray with me doing the prep under his supervision so at some point will get a respray...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 12, 2016, 09:01:18 PM
Ah cool does it need much prep or is it just poor paint?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2016, 01:10:17 AM
Bobfish the previous owner had it resprayed in his mates unit but lost the unit whilst in there so was a quick job...so runs in paint, bit of grit and overspray...but not pink and shines up nice...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2016, 01:11:42 AM
So needs a flatten but there is a rust patch on sill and if gonna be done will be full on job windows doors all panels off.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2016, 04:34:51 PM
100 er of Shell V power Nitro....lush.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2016, 06:56:33 PM
I got 4 vids. Woohoo. A spin and 1/4 of a tank of fuel left.....plus i got overtaken by a Honda Accord.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2016, 09:08:32 PM
First session vid 9.15 am...just 5 cars on track...annoying go poo case rattle may wanna turn volume down....first time the fd been around combe couple of tweaks to suspension and dialed in....brakes need work...bit spongy not giving 100% confidence....will rebled again but poss time to fit a new master cylinder and stopper.

https://youtu.be/eyjqHmK3Ktc
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2016, 09:19:36 PM
recorded in 1080 p playing in 360? aany ideas? :-X
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2016, 09:56:41 PM
sess 2 10.30 am....little trip on the grass. :P

https://youtu.be/1fWUexUwSo4
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 15, 2016, 05:37:43 AM
That noise from camera is really annoying! :)

In first session, was suspension setup same that you used in Silverstone? Lots of body roll...

Other than that, looks good. Have you figured out that sound from rear? Oh, and you might consider more gentle gear changes... ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 09:23:57 AM
I set suspension to soft for drive home from Silverstone and left as is. Realised on first sess....nice n firm now.
Think the rear end thud is the exhaust...its solid though...got 2 more to post....
Brakes are my number 1 concern atmo. Spongy and spongier throughout sessions meaning having to brake earlier....its all new fluid dot 4 motul 650...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 09:58:29 AM
https://youtu.be/a6JSdJeSro0
and another.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 11:02:59 AM
https://youtu.be/T0NafGClnH0

and the last 1 ...got my arse handed tome by an Accord type R....owner said standard.....chinny chinny chin...i had 1 and it did not go like that.

Fair play though giving it the beans he was weaving all over my rear end so i thought id let him go and see what hes got...i struggled to stay intouch. his track etiquette was alot tobe desired though so that is why i think he pulled a gap and i had spongy brakes  :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 15, 2016, 02:36:34 PM
Watched the first couple of videos so far - interesting "off" moment at your "favourite" part of the Castle Combe Circuit  ;)

Car seems to be going well - you've done a great job in getting back into racing trim  :)

I have loads of pics to sort through, but here are a couple of you....

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Jon%203_zpssfyhnlkr.jpg)

On exit from "Bobbies" Chicane, 2.30pm session:
(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p481/casey_kimi/Jon%202_zpso1smp2zw.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 03:06:34 PM
Not sure what happened for the "off " think a braking issue...the nearside rear wheel is really heavy with brake dust again compared to others including front suggesting it may be dragging a bit.The instability came from the rear a bit like braking and turning at the same time which is big no no.
I was really surpised at the amount of people braking over avon rise as well which is pretty hairy if your following as you have to scrub your speed as well else youll run into the back off them....but i do think the avon rise crest is less intense since resurface.
Ive checked car over today and still running lol had 1 oil burp first session and sweet spot seems tobe a 1/3 up dipstick.
Blow on exhaust seems to worsening....needs a looksee underneath.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 15, 2016, 04:31:03 PM
Ok, I see. Cause in Silverstone there where no body roll :)

I wonder why those brakes are spongy... Do you still have ABS unit on, but not using it?

Oh, I thought you sorted that oil burp thing...

Anyhoo, cars performance and your driving looks good, especially when you can go flatout in your hometrack
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2016, 04:46:25 PM
That silverstone national circuit totally different to Combe basically flat with long sweeping curves....combe is bumpy with chicanes and off camber corners....i like em both tbh. Abs is still on. Its air in system or old fluid gotta be im happy rears are fully bled with new fluid ill rebled fronts....if no good then ill put a new master on. Im pretty heavy on brakes. Infact i dont really have any finesse atall....floor it.... brake....turn in abit off throttle...floor it...wait til last second....brake like mad..turn in...move steering wheel about abit....simples.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 16, 2016, 04:24:27 AM
Yes true, totally different tracks...

Abs still on??? Really? Maybe you should get rid of it...? Cause I noticed that you are heavy on brakes. And in track racing you should be... I mean that car is capable to brake really late and you have guts to do it. So ABS is just messing things up. And what I can remember, abs in early FD´s is crap...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 16, 2016, 12:30:30 PM
Jon, ABS was the first thing I removed when I decided to go track route.

Thanks for the passenger ride... we even managed a conversation at certain points around the track, even though the FD was wallowing around a bit with the suspension set to 'soft' !!!  :-[ Still at least you coped with it.

Sounds like just minor jobs to get the FD closer to track friendly (exhaust rattle etc).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 16, 2016, 01:59:45 PM
Interesting sums....on 888s both the fd and Westy are 1.19/1.20 clear track lap times....so fd on slicks could be 1.17....
The 1 with the biggest potential to hit my 1.14 target is the fd!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on May 17, 2016, 04:16:36 AM
What did you think Chris? Jon´s a good driver. Isnt that car amazing, when you think about price what Jon paid? Ofcourse Jon has done lots to it but still...

Umm. So Westy and FD can lap similar times around Compe? I thought Westy is faster...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 18, 2016, 08:08:30 AM
Interesting sums....on 888s both the fd and Westy are 1.19/1.20 clear track lap times....so fd on slicks could be 1.17....
The 1 with the biggest potential to hit my 1.14 target is the fd!

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Not tried slicks on the FD, but thought they may deliver more than 0.2 compared to R888. Are those numbers based on your experience Jon, or a conservative estimate ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2016, 08:58:44 AM
On the westy the slicks and only 4 sessions b4 stacking it best lap i got was 1.17....and trying...888s similiar track condition but now with the resurface 1.19....some dodgy timing off youtube though by pausing at a particular point and then finding that particular point 1 clear lap forward...seems the slicks on the westy give 1 to 2 secs.  18 months maybe 2 years back with the Bridge on 888s i was doing 1.19s recently at Coombe this year with the old engine i got the same on 888s...but ive maybe got a little more accustomed to car and resurface .....defo no b4 resurface a little car like the westy bounced about all over the place....
All variable and inconsistent data.
Anyways not so sure now 2 secs a lap seems about right.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on May 18, 2016, 09:23:47 PM
Just out of interest ive been looking at old vids of the Ma5da racing I used to do.  I think we were lapping around 1:25 ish on a good day! bloody quick considering we had 120 horsepower and used road tyres.

Have looked at your vids and got extremely jealous though. I wish I could go back and have the money and space to do what youve done with her!

Im really glad your enjoying it. Envious too.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2016, 09:28:32 PM
Thanks mate...always hard to step into the shoes of the previous owner but shes going well and getting abused.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2016, 09:39:43 PM
I ran her up today and proper check over and not a lot todo either....prob some rear slider pins for ns rear caliper...tweak the downpipe nuts and thats it.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on May 18, 2016, 10:32:22 PM
Its always good to have a regular tweak of the nuts!

I'll try and get my GT86 along to a day that you attend this summer. Drop me a text and let me know what your booking up yeah!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 18, 2016, 10:51:36 PM
Loving the video's buddy, the cars like it's going well

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2016, 10:00:39 AM
Its always good to have a regular tweak of the nuts!

I'll try and get my GT86 along to a day that you attend this summer. Drop me a text and let me know what your booking up yeah!
Willdo mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2016, 12:36:11 PM
An observation: going on track with other rotary nutters heavily premixing....makes your car dirty everywhere...its like black dust? Never noticed on other track sessions.......

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2016, 01:43:10 PM
Well today ive stripped the rear brakes down and found no binds. Pads 35% worn...and worn very even....all wire brushed and lubed up....no issues other than they look like theyve had a pasting...ive removed the dust shields for better air circulation. So no fault found....cant blame slight off on brakes....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2016, 07:42:47 PM
made it on the Japday Banzai  official video... :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzcHe3EuQhc
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 19, 2016, 09:39:48 PM
I spotted ya class mate its those white headlight covers that stand out lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2016, 09:44:18 PM
Just shame they slowed that bit of the video down lol....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 20, 2016, 12:11:54 AM
Nice one Jon - three glimpses of RX's at 36s, 1m18s and 1m32s - more than we usually get on Japfest videos in the past  :)

I've embedded you video as it looks nicer that way  ;) (just needed to remove the "s" from "https" in the link and use the "youtube" marker from the posting menu) ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 20, 2016, 10:11:21 AM
Cool i allways wondered how to do it!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 20, 2016, 12:46:46 PM
Well done Jon, FD's look cool, more so on sloooooow mooooo  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 20, 2016, 05:08:07 PM
Bought a cusco master cylinder brake stopper today and eyeing up new boots...the new toyo r888r....and maybe doing the gp circuit at Silverstone in June!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 21, 2016, 03:22:57 PM
Brake stopper is a great mod. I fitted the Cusco version about 4 years ago and its still fitted !!

Interested in feed back on the R888R,
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 21, 2016, 03:23:53 PM
How are you overcoming the oil surge filling the catch tank ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 21, 2016, 05:08:18 PM
How are you overcoming the oil surge filling the catch tank ?
Not sure yet still work in progress....defo replacing all lines to tank and venting to atmosphere.....still not sure where the oil mist on ns subframe is coming from ....almost like sump seal blow. Didnt have an issue after level settle at a 1/3 on dipstick.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 22, 2016, 08:16:27 PM
I'm going bigger on the catch tank. Current 0.5 litre, so can just fit a 1 litre tank in somewhere. Didn't notice at Combe, but mine filled the tank up to 3/4. I've had this tank since I bought the car and with previous engine and this engine it never had any oil in the catch tank.
The vent pipe comes straight off the oil filler cap, so pushing this engine higher up the rev range, clearly pushes oil out of the engine.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 22, 2016, 08:26:51 PM
Its a strange occurence and my theory that mine was being assisted up by vacuum as my catchtank is plumbed to front turbo...seems to be discredited by the fact yours vents to atmosphere....
It seems to be a 1 shot fill as opposed to oil misty slowly filling up tank almost like a slosh of oil on right hander blow up....oil filler tube....get yer self a penny washer for coombe lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 05:30:36 PM
well my master cylinder stopper arrived....i thought it was a cusco item from tegiwa....infact a poor made chinesse dog turd from Tegiwa....it now fits and should do the job but if you find em on ebay be prepared to retap threads, supply your own washers and bend the brackets to fit....else itll look like this.... :D
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160524_152146_zpskgypjwzl.jpg)
tightening up the bolts just pulls it further out of align.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 05:41:30 PM
Im getting close to 5000 posts...... ;D :P ???
2 fd's
7 rx8's
1 westory
2 engine blow ups
1 crash
lots of fun had still plenty to learn. lol 8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 28, 2016, 05:40:21 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160528_130633_zps6epfw5c2.jpg)
now we can go anywhere. 8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on May 29, 2016, 08:09:00 PM
 :wee_hee: Well done Jon.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 29, 2016, 08:13:11 PM
lol, only been looking for about a year.....nice tilt bed and just had new shoes n wheel bearings with an £800.00 service bill.

Tows nice. not like the last 1. lol 8).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 29, 2016, 09:08:52 PM
Class mate hopefully you might come a little more north and I can come down and see ya

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 29, 2016, 09:25:14 PM
Might have to venture up north...tracks all booked up down here...what with shiftwork holiday cant get a return to combe til july.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 30, 2016, 09:03:14 PM
Sounds like a plan buddy if you do give me a shout and I will try and meet up if you fancy like

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 30, 2016, 09:28:37 PM
Will do mate...thinking about joining Casey at Mallory Park...even though i have no idea where it is lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on May 30, 2016, 09:36:50 PM
Erm your not the only one lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 30, 2016, 09:46:52 PM
Nope cant do Mallory Park on 10th....on nights and finish in the morning at 6am...and my shift mates off...raaaa.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 31, 2016, 12:03:05 AM
Shame you can't make it Jon, Gerrards Corner is awesome  :)

And shame on you for not knowing where it is!

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Mallory+Park+Racing+Circuit+(Real+Motorsport+Ltd)/@52.5085867,-1.6302665,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa31c8cabb94d6395!8m2!3d52.600776!4d-1.331266 (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Mallory+Park+Racing+Circuit+(Real+Motorsport+Ltd)/@52.5085867,-1.6302665,10z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xa31c8cabb94d6395!8m2!3d52.600776!4d-1.331266)

Note the image that shows top left - unless it gets changed, it's Copper Red RX-8  8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2016, 07:54:29 PM
I left neg ebay feedback for the Tegiwa Fd Brake stopper due the fact it does not fit.

I was asked to change feedback for a refund which i said yes too on the condition Tegiwa pulled the product from ebay. ( the owner said he had an fd and would fit on his as a trial).

I have recieved my refund but the product is still listed on ebay ....i would not purchase this item in its current design.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on June 15, 2016, 08:39:26 PM
ahhh Mallory park. Gerrards corner...memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTEtJ9CYWak

6:20. I'm the bloke in the red and white car; He was defending lap on lap and I finally got him there :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on June 15, 2016, 08:40:54 PM
Class!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on June 16, 2016, 12:37:52 AM
Great video - this might bring back some memories then (sorry for momentary thread hijack)  :)

Select 1080p HD from the gearwheel when running for better quality  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITLjGJMHu1U
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2016, 11:06:32 PM
Well youll all think im mad....but im thinking about selling both the westy and the fd....mmmm. there is some method in the madness however....
Im going on holiday shortly to mull it over.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on June 19, 2016, 11:19:31 PM
Erm what!!!!!!! For why to buy what tell me more lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on June 19, 2016, 11:21:02 PM
Sorry about the nonsense in the last message but basically I meant why? And if so to buy what? Lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on June 20, 2016, 07:58:25 PM
Well youll all think im mad....but im thinking about selling both the westy and the fd....mmmm. there is some method in the madness however....
Im going on holiday shortly to mull it over.

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WHAAAAAAAAAT !!!! :smiley_confused1:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 20, 2016, 09:16:09 PM
Well youll all think im mad....but im thinking about selling both the westy and the fd....mmmm. there is some method in the madness however....
Im going on holiday shortly to mull it over.


Ahh, I see through your cunning plan, "obviously" your off on holiday to Aus to bring back a mental Rotary  :) , no, O well i'm rarely right  :( 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on June 21, 2016, 12:10:08 AM
 :16: Nooooooo - I await the madness method to be explained................ and have a good holiday!

Where did you say you had left the keys to the FD  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2016, 10:52:19 AM
need to decide if im gonna race next year, if im gonna scratch the itch or ignore it. 2 track cars is not finacially possible 1 or both will have togo depending on what i decide. if both go i will have significant tokens to buy/build some thing significant to be competive.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on June 21, 2016, 07:06:49 PM
 ^-^ ah another FD then  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2016, 10:59:05 PM
Swap my 2 for yours?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on June 27, 2016, 10:48:22 PM
get into the mx5 racing mate, great fun cheap thrills!

and sell me the FD back now it works :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 27, 2016, 11:04:46 PM
Lol im still weighing everything up...from my Tenerife sunbed.
Ive looked at the mx5 racing series and at Nippon gt150 with my colt gti.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2016, 05:17:10 AM
get into the mx5 racing mate, great fun cheap thrills!

and sell me the FD back now it works :)

MX5 racing would be interesting, thats true...

But no, I have dips on that FD ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 28, 2016, 08:34:32 AM
Lol im still weighing everything up...from my Tenerife sunbed.
Ive looked at the mx5 racing series and at Nippon gt150 with my colt gti.

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One of the things you would face building an MX-5 racer is that if you come in cold you will be pushed to be competitive because of learning the "tricks" to make it quick ,

How about this one, a 192 in the Nippon gt200 class as I have said for a long time this would be a very competitive animal out there ,

Have fun out there on my favourite island     8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2016, 09:12:29 AM
Lol im still weighing everything up...from my Tenerife sunbed.
Ive looked at the mx5 racing series and at Nippon gt150 with my colt gti.

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One of the things you would face building an MX-5 racer is that if you come in cold you will be pushed to be competitive because of learning the "tricks" to make it quick ,

How about this one, a 192 in the Nippon gt200 class as I have said for a long time this would be a very competitive animal out there ,

Have fun out there on my favourite island     8)

Isnt Miata quite easy to drive? Even though it lacks power... But yes, I think Jon has to learn completely new driving style to compete with those. FD and Westbury are so much different beasts :)

But I like that 192 idea. Jon allready knows 8´s. But car has to be much lighter and dunno if that possible in that class rules...?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on June 28, 2016, 09:47:55 AM
what kind of tricks clive?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on June 28, 2016, 09:58:25 AM
Also the Miata is easy ish to drive, but its a very competitive series so you have to be spot on with your racecraft. It teaches you to capitalise on a 1mph advantage to get you out of trouble or to make that pass where in other series you may just be able to nail it because you have more power/are lighter/have shorter gearing.

I've never driven any other series so cant speak definitively but it is really close racing.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2016, 11:12:48 AM
Well i dunno...more inclined to have ago at making the westy irs just really not sure how togo about it. So many factors to take care off.
I really dont want to sell either cars lol. I think im gonna stick with Westy and Special gt and get the angle grinder out and see what room weve got for a yet undetermined subframe.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2016, 01:10:45 PM
Also the Miata is easy ish to drive, but its a very competitive series so you have to be spot on with your racecraft. It teaches you to capitalise on a 1mph advantage to get you out of trouble or to make that pass where in other series you may just be able to nail it because you have more power/are lighter/have shorter gearing.

I've never driven any other series so cant speak definitively but it is really close racing.
Yes, thats true. I have seen local Miata guys doing very compatible times in my home track. And when they race each other, very epic battles...

But if I were Jon, I wouldnt sell those cars. Too much time and effort put to them. I really like them both :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2016, 01:31:36 PM
I think some of it has todo with a frustration that i have not been able to accomplish what i set out todo...the westy has been a lot of hardwork and the fd a welcome distraction from it.
Lol plus ive become a bit of a grumpy old man lately largely in part to the fact im struggling after these ops and will be getting a 2nd opinion asap. Lol a pain in the arse is a real pain in the arse....
But ive made my mind up...fd staying...westy getting irs...will be done when its done.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2016, 02:09:42 PM
Anyways ive slapped myself round the face and pulled my socks up ive got 2 great cars and overtime will make em greatererrrr.
I was for abit thinking about selling up and getting back into sportbikes but i dont wanna be an organ donor just yet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jynkkis on June 28, 2016, 02:40:07 PM
 :D :D :D

Good decision. Long build time there will be times when it just doesnt interest.
Take a break and youl get new boost.
To see other cars and builds will usually help to give the kick again to do forward your own project.
Im sure youl get the joy and excitement back and push the westies irs on in no time. It will be awesome car to drive.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2016, 02:53:54 PM
Cheers Jynkkis.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2016, 02:57:37 PM
Sportbikes are deathwish basically... ;)

And I think that you made right decision. You do have two awesome cars, I cant see no point selling them...

Just relax for a moment and youl get second wind. Go to sofa, pet and talk to Snowie and Chewie ;)

You, grumpy old man, oh come oon!!! :) I know that pain in the arse really is a pain in the ass. But there is a cure for it... ;) :D

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2016, 03:46:00 PM
Lol. I needed a holiday....to realise that all not as it should in the exhaust department ....ive been sort off waiting for it all to heal and get better but its not...2nd opinion when home and i can get back to messing about in garage.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2016, 04:24:19 PM
I had similar problem after my operation. I thought that its never going to heal and I wonr be same again. Now, after 5 years its quite good. But my condition was different than yours...

Found this on the good old interweb few days ago. I though that its really funny :D (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160628/d379ff373e2286acad084552b419069b.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 02:52:17 PM
Well. Ventured in the garage today after a break....fitted my road wheels finally i bought from charlie p....thought id go for a drive round block to check em....and doing my usual looky underneath check whilst warming up....a leak....frikin fuel looks like top of engine and draining out back over gearbox....lucky. batterys disconnected now.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 06:22:01 PM
Well i stripped it all off...and found some dodgy jubilee clip ontop of the engine...haha ill fit a gauge onto the fuel line ....priming showed no leak ....so fitted gauge primed....shows nothing and no leak...ohwell all back together fired up running no leak down the trading estate all good ...still no pressure reading....some dope put a gauge on the fuel return.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 06:23:25 PM
Oh and forgot i had just put on road tyres...understeer is pants.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:07:24 PM
Love it on the fuel return that would be a trick I would pull lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 07:23:54 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160713_183904_zpsmfowcn8x.jpg)

yeah i was in rx8 mode....lol.....ill remove gauge and put a plug init and if anybody asked its a msa fuel sampling point as per blue book reg b.u.ll5h1t. lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:34:28 PM
Class at least you have the excuses ready cars looking good mate I would go with clear bumper running lights and repeaters I think it takes years off the car

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 07:35:55 PM
Yeah my last 1 i got off ebay and they were very reasonable price...but they seem to have rocketed up in price.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:38:31 PM
Really can't remember when I got mine but they were weren't bad in price I left the rears red (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160713/06d69e57f73cf21131cc771de05f4429.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 07:40:27 PM
I keep looking i think i paid like 20 quid for the front lights and there like £120....for the same...im far too tight for that.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:40:56 PM
Look at this on eBay  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191694737505

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 07:41:50 PM
Oh that reasonable for the sides....thanks

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:42:49 PM
They look cheesy as they are chrome with clear but I put a clear side light bulb in and once on they look great well I think anyway

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 07:43:45 PM
I dont think mine work atall lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:48:29 PM
Lol mine don't but the clear ones need a bulb in or there is a hole lol the one orange ones you can't see the bulb lol I would go with clear repeaters not crystal ones think it looks better as it's not as Bling lol (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160713/679187edf89e555b994975ed57d2f0f8.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 07:52:34 PM
Loving that bonnet mind and I did  fancy removing the rear spoiler and putting a duck tail on mine but it's still all stock body wise not sure I should change it if you know what I mean

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 08:02:38 PM
Stock body gets my vote...never been into bodykits....i think that  veilside kit is hideous but each to there own.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 08:07:47 PM
Totally agree with you buddy the RX7 has some of the best body lines of any car made and people destroy them (again that's just me) however I do understand that for track use some of the big wings, spoilers, splittrs etc are actually needed but most don't even see a track lol
That said if I could find a cheap set of the oem sideskirts I would be tempted lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 08:18:26 PM
I like them carbon 1s...but again too much money.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 13, 2016, 08:29:03 PM
I know the ones feed style I think they are called and yeah silly money

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 13, 2016, 08:32:01 PM
Yes feed ones blimin nice...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 14, 2016, 06:07:57 PM
Well managed a blast on my road tyres down some back lanes i know....mission remove knobbles off rear as quickly as possible...drives real nice on road now....soft sidewalls i expect.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 14, 2016, 06:08:02 PM
Well managed a blast on my road tyres down some back lanes i know....mission remove knobbles off rear as quickly as possible...drives real nice on road now....soft sidewalls i expect.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2016, 07:23:29 PM
Bloody ell im hot....sat in my front room in my pants....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 19, 2016, 09:07:19 PM
Bloody ell im hot....sat in my front room in my pants....

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Quick, with this info I need a mind vision  wipe  :57:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 19, 2016, 09:59:01 PM
Yeah was a little to much info Jon lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2016, 10:39:31 PM
Lol....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 21, 2016, 09:06:18 AM
Hey Jon, I have a of topic question:

One dude here has -04 RX-8 and he just swapped used engine on it. Engine is working just fine but he lost electricity on center console. Nothing on it works. Fuses are good, and he checked ground cables too. And no rev limiter peep either... Any suggestion on what could be wrong? Cheers :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 21, 2016, 10:23:59 AM
Mmm strange 1...leave it with me for a think.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: rote8 on July 21, 2016, 04:03:00 PM
I would hzard a guess and suggest that the connectors at the rear of the head unit are loose we have seen this quite a few times, applying pressure to the front of the unit can sometime resurrect it. Is he waiting for the preflight checks (ie. air bag light going out) before starting the car as this can affect the display as well.Even if the unit proves to be faulty there are plenty available over here at little cost.

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 21, 2016, 05:10:17 PM
Cool summit to try as cant see a direct correalation between engine change and cabin electrics.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 22, 2016, 05:05:06 AM
Yes, I didnt understand that either, how engine swap can affect interior electrics...

Ok, Ill tell him what you said :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 22, 2016, 08:55:40 AM
Oh, and rev limiter and peeper doesent work :D

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 22, 2016, 10:38:15 AM
Id try a scan tool read as well mate. If my memory serves me correct the revs are done by canbus...no revs no beep. If there is an electrical system down it should show as a po code.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 22, 2016, 06:21:09 PM
Woohoo op number 3 in August...lets hope this is the last 1!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 23, 2016, 04:40:07 AM
Ok, Ill say that to him...

Good luck with that op! :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 24, 2016, 01:05:29 PM
I bought some sparco pedal covers so i could get a bit more reach on clutch and close up the gap between throttle n brake for some braking throttle blips which i just cant do atmo as ive only got little feet....but the throttle pedal is plastic....worried it will be weakened and crack by drilling it? Anyone done this?
Side note...i lurk on rx8club....all the photos are locked on tapatalk...is this a permanent feature?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jynkkis on July 25, 2016, 04:52:29 PM
Would structureglue do the trick? Sicaflex or somethink...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 25, 2016, 10:25:10 PM
Im goona take the throttle pedal out for a looksee.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 03:54:56 PM
All in pedals lush now. Sparco covers feet stick like limpets to them....photos too follow.
Time to mess with my italian micro processors controlled 5 stage shift light...lol...couple of leds dodgy soldered in some silicone filled plastic box.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 06:37:54 PM
 :) well started the day bit late as up from nights with a looksee at Neighbours 8 which did not make sense...occassionally refusing to go into 1st gear irrespective of clutch in/out or engine running....i thought id change the oil and look at the selector....looks like a bit of tech has shed its screws in the past... how it got in there is anybodys guess....past the gaiters and seals...removed and cleaned up mess and drop the oil and refilled with Millers race...(http://atewnjuucghvdg9idwnrzxquy29t.g00.photobucket.com/g00/TU9SRVBIRVVTMiRodHRwOi8vaTEwNjUucGhvdG9idWNrZXQuY29tL2FsYnVtcy91Mzk3L2Jvb3N0ZWQzOC8yMDE2MDcyN18xMzE0NTlfenBzcjlicXEyeXouanBn/$/$/$/$)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
took it for a spin and driving very nice now....put it back on his drive with the fuel light on. lol.

onto the 7...
new pedal covers in pictures tell the story. very happy.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 06:43:42 PM
happy with position...and grip is immense...

Then onto the shift light...my rev gauge works but still throws a wobbly now and again and is in accurate so in with the shift light.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 06:47:17 PM
And ive been daily driving FD to work. Road tyres and softened the coilovers very nice place tobe.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 06:56:59 PM
oh and in other news i joined RX8oc so i can look at the photos....dont worry im not going anywhere my builds are here and staying.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2016, 07:43:06 PM
(http://atewnjuucghvdg9idwnrzxquy29t.g00.photobucket.com/g00/TU9SRVBIRVVTMyRodHRwOi8vaTEwNjUucGhvdG9idWNrZXQuY29tL2FsYnVtcy91Mzk3L2Jvb3N0ZWQzOC8yMDE2MDcxOV8xNDQ4MTglMjAxX3pwc21yeGxxbGQxLmpwZw%3D%3D/$/$/$/$)

heres a funny photo for your daughter Jarno....greedy Snowy....got his comuppence.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 04:36:21 AM
lol Thats a good one :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 08:54:36 AM
My daughter really liked that pic and laught. Our cat Jaska (Jake) cleaning his tail :)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160728/069f9429a85a7e0af410dd96d9aeba20.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 12:09:35 PM
Well set the shift light up bit of faff as have to set maximum rpm in nuetral and never found a rotary that is happy to rev out in neutral...but the main red light comes on at 7100 and starts flashing frantic at 7200 followed by the beep at 7300 ( its a quiet beep hence need for light). Green lights on solid at 6000 and all lights come in stage from 6krpm. good little bit of kit...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PZ-Racing-Race-Track-Drag-Bike-Car-4-Level-Stage-RPM-Shift-Warning-Lights-/272299483235?hash=item3f66506063:g:0KkAAOSwhkRWgAca

i paid more for it elsewhere doh!!!!

originally designed for motorbikes but works a treat.  :)) 3 wire install. sw ign and neutral  plus rpm signal....i took all 3 connection from the m3 screw terminals on the back of the cluster...there is a 4th wire that you use for grounding to set the unit up.

in summary happy. 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 06:56:10 PM
Nice :)

Btw, do you know difference between RB and RS FD models? One dude here purchased car from japan and it was sold as an RB. Today he got that car and it says RS in typeshield...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 07:28:48 PM
Think its trim levels mate...touring sport etc. Wiki your best bet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 07:31:00 PM
Yes, but dont remember/know what RB is... :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 07:33:06 PM
I dont know mate...dont even no what type mine is lol....its a red 1.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 07:35:13 PM
The high-end "Type RS" came equipped with Bilstein suspension and 17-inch wheels as standard equipment, and reduced weight to 1,280 kg (2,822 lb). Power was increased with the addition of a less restrictive muffler and more efficient turbochargers which featured abradable compressor seals, 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) with 313.8 N·m (231 lb·ft) of torque as per the maximum Japanese limit. The Type RS had a brake upgrade by increasing rotor diameter front and rear to 314 mm (12.4 in) and front rotor thickness from 22 mm (0.9 in) to 32 mm (1.3 in). The Type RS version also sported a 4.30 ratio differential, providing a significant reduction in its 0–100 km/hr time. The gearbox was also modified, 5th gear was made longer to reduce cruising rpm and improve fuel efficiency

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 28, 2016, 07:37:13 PM
Bro's car is Efini, which is basic model I think. And its most usual I think. Yours, I dont know, but I like it still :) but you should see it from typeshield under the bonnet

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 07:37:21 PM
Ill have to see which model type mine is....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 07:40:42 PM
Had a look mines a E-FD3S...
Plenty of room to add some more letters with a stamp kit....lol.....so its a ?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2016, 07:55:22 PM
Well i had a read....Efini is what Lexus is to Toyota just a sub brand ....so they where Efini RX7s . Then the type i.e r rz rb etc...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on July 29, 2016, 04:43:59 AM
Oh? Didnt know that... So... Is Efini like better equipt option model...? Cause I thought that its like cheapest prices start version... :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 05, 2016, 06:27:26 PM
You and Chris talked about that manual steering conversion. Dude in US makes FD manual steering conversions. He said that few of them are already ordered to UK. Anyhoo, hear is his Facebook link.  He does amazing job!
https://m.facebook.com/Chips-MotorSports-LLC-120507718041055/

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: jeff_fohlen90 on August 05, 2016, 07:11:15 PM
The efini badged models were basically all the Series 6 makes from 92-95 as Mazda decided to market them through one of their Premium marketing campaigns. Once the 96 model with a few revisions came out, they were sold as simply the Mazda brand.

Equipment levels on efini models depended upon the version you got (Type R1/2, touring, RZ, etc.)

Oh? Didnt know that... So... Is Efini like better equipt option model...? Cause I thought that its like cheapest prices start version... :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 05, 2016, 07:13:05 PM
Oh, I see. Thanks :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2016, 07:00:52 PM
Time to pull the tubbys again....and do a proper job.
Proper blow now...smoky occasionally too....there toast....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2016, 07:24:59 PM
The efini badged models were basically all the Series 6 makes from 92-95 as Mazda decided to market them through one of their Premium marketing campaigns. Once the 96 model with a few revisions came out, they were sold as simply the Mazda brand.

Equipment levels on efini models depended upon the version you got (Type R1/2, touring, RZ, etc.)

Oh? Didnt know that... So... Is Efini like better equipt option model...? Cause I thought that its like cheapest prices start version... :D

so Jeff how do i determine what model mine is?  got twin oil coolers? maybe Bobfish added 1? cloth interior....no side skirts....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2016, 09:17:10 PM
Doesent they all have two oil coolers?

Bro's has two, and cloth interior and no sideskirt. And I think it's just basic model..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2016, 10:26:40 PM
I was under impression some had 1...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: neil_jdmr on August 07, 2016, 09:06:36 PM
All type r models had two, only the touring had one oil cooler along with cruise, softer suspension, leather etc

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2016, 09:20:27 PM
Cool thanks Neil. Mine must be type r....the 4.3 ratio diff came later on ? So mine would be a  4.1 ratio.
She poorly after a sunday spirited v power fill up run...gotta pull the turbos wed weather permitting.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 10, 2016, 02:39:21 PM
Well turbos are off and flanges not warped....no more cracking around wastegate...no evident of blow.....but lashings of pentrating so could off cleaned soot away...studs etc ok apart from the one that snapped.....bizarre to be honest...was making a right racket....oh well off now.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 10, 2016, 03:26:06 PM
Quick ham sandwich....manifold off...no issue....think new studs n nuts allround...of to work to use the pedestral drill to drill out the snap bolt...in the westory lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 10, 2016, 07:51:48 PM
bloody decking...just moved it all...

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me boss a whizz on the mill.....
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need some studs and new inconel nuts....                                                                      rx7 oil leaks ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

but thinking about pulling engine todo sump gasket and front leak.....

and going single but damn expensive....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 11, 2016, 09:23:21 AM
So if i undue engine mounts and crane lift engine up with gearbox still attached...is there enough room to get sump out?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 11, 2016, 06:58:25 PM
So if i undue engine mounts and crane lift engine up with gearbox still attached...is there enough room to get sump out?

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anybody?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on August 11, 2016, 07:42:46 PM
Jon,
If I remember you need either a lot of lift (don't think you get enough with the gearbox fitted as it fouls the top of the tunnel), unless you have room to lift and move forward (remember to remove gear lever).
You can drop the sump down in the sub frame, but I think the pick up pipe fouls the sump and stops it coming out from the sub frame.
I supported gearbox and dropped the front sub fame down, but that required removing rack and suspension.

Chris
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 11, 2016, 07:55:25 PM
Cheers Chris....drat..its ball ache...its not dripping its just everytime i look at sump its covered in oil and oil all round sump join to block. MMMM  decisions decisions....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 12, 2016, 12:51:08 PM
Still in bits as had to order in new studs and aero nuts....changing the lot this time and new silicone hoses.  Looked at single kits just cant justify the cost.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on August 13, 2016, 02:32:21 PM
My sump joint leaks too.  ::) Having done it on the other engine (sub frame off method) I can't muster the energy or interest to do it again  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 13, 2016, 02:33:32 PM
Lol me 2...it aint that bad....just ruining my drive....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 13, 2016, 09:46:20 PM
Ha ha...ive come up with a solution...a driveway drip tray....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
Turbos back on no blow no smoke...test drive tomoz.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on August 15, 2016, 11:12:57 PM
^^ Good news!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 09:35:57 AM
Well....completely leak free and no blow...and no smoke....but she is overboosting...got off the loud pedal sharpishish...ive checked all the vacuum lines and there secure....wondering wether the map now needs a tweak ?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 09:59:52 AM
Um, cant you just turn down the boost from apexi controller?

Cause if she needs remap, thats weird. Doesn't it basically mean that it has been mapped with boost leak?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 10:02:08 AM
Think i got it pipe hose issue...just putting back on and go for a try.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 10:02:45 AM
Its was mapped from slight blow.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 10:08:47 AM
Ok. How much she is overboosting? Is it just a peak or thru rev range?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 10:25:51 AM
Mapped at 14psi...its with very tentative throttle hitting 15psi...on the defi showed max 16 psi...think it needs a tweak.....had a actuator hose squat by inlet pipe but not issue.
Ill give Carl a bell...i like my apex tips inside my engine not my turbo lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 10:28:15 AM
Lol...no answer...Carl needs e reception.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 10:43:18 AM
I was just watching old Virittäjät ("tuners" in english) series. Basic idea, former F1 driver Mika Salo test different cars. Didnt remember that there was one FD there. Car was actually guite good, according to Salo if it loses that big GT wing. Causes massive under steer in every corner :) Owner couldt drive, he is just builder. However, Salo did give him some tips so he improved immidiatly...
http://www.katsomo.fi/#!/jakso/33006028/virittajat/633831/virtanen-mazda-rx-7-91

Also you want to check out +1000 horses Beemer
http://www.katsomo.fi/#!/jakso/33006028/virittajat/613714/tuomas-kuurne-bmw-e30-m3m5-turbo-evolution

And time attack Audi :P
http://www.katsomo.fi/#!/jakso/33006028/virittajat/627186/antti-oksa-audi-s2-unlimited

Sorry about trolling your topic, Im on vacation and Im bored ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 10:44:19 AM
Lol...no answer...Carl needs e reception.

I couldnt agree more :D And ask my brother ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 10:47:24 AM
Well im supposed to be doing decking....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 11:31:12 AM
Lol
 What kind of weather you have now? Here it has been raining about week now... :/

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 11:32:34 AM
Its lush...sweating my ball off.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 12:38:57 PM
Well pretty happy...nice to be quiet at front of engine its boosting 15 to 16 psi flickering like mad so loosing boost at the leak.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 01:53:55 PM
Dunno what lush means... and translator says that it means drunk person...? :D

But I´m quessing sunny? Ok thats it, I´m booking flight and car and I´m coming back to that area! :)

Damn, I miss UK... :/ I really really loved that area!

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 02:14:14 PM
Lush short for luscious....meaning very nice...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 04:12:35 PM
Gearbox fubar..................................................in my cordless drill ha ha....no more decking for me....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 04:28:26 PM
Carl rang me back....map needs a tweak. No blow so more efficient...
Gotta say crappy boost control open loop with no feedback needs an closed loop ebc imho.
Get the map checked and a new set of plugs on the way from Clive.
Hopefully next week...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 05:13:01 PM
I quess so too. I just thought that you could drop boost abit to be safe...

But is you boost controlled by solenoid or by manual valve? Cause if its manual, overboosting would be bigger, right? And if apexi controls boost, it cant overboost too much? It can peak, but cannot escape to dangerous levels...?

I dont know crap about turbo cars :D

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 05:16:22 PM
Gearbox fubar..................................................in my cordless drill ha ha....no more decking for me....

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Ill bring my tools with me... ;)

What did you do? :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 05:17:29 PM
Apexi controls boost rapid on off of solenoid valve.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 05:18:33 PM
Worn the drill out....bloody rivets on westy.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 05:43:17 PM
Gearbox fubar..................................................in my cordless drill ha ha....no more decking for me....

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Ill bring my tools with me... ;)

What did you do? :)
Your more than welcome.....how about this weekend. got about 40 decking boards to cut and fit..... :'(

ill introduce you to the wife (aka boss lady), and the special bow you have todo and ill take my mountain bike for a blast to the pub lol....and then i woke up.  ;D

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 06:31:14 PM
Hmm, 40 boards needs about...
-2hours work
-1000 screws
-One good hand saw
-Cordless drill with 2 or 3 full batteries
-About 40 Stellas


Special bow? :D Oh, you won't take me to pub with you?!?!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2016, 06:34:44 PM
Bought a mitre saw thing...its cuts the boards like butter..
Ill take you too pub when your finished lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 08:40:58 PM
LOL

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2016, 12:30:07 PM
Got my windscreen chip done today and new windscreen in Coltie. Kerching all before lunch

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2016, 01:50:54 PM
Just got back from Carls ....map tweak all good car is flying.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on August 26, 2016, 04:52:18 AM
Just got back from Carls ....map tweak all good car is flying.

AWESOME!!! :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 29, 2016, 11:48:38 AM
Got a bloody puncture so both cars broke .....raaa

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2016, 07:14:48 AM
And me twin power here as well.
Its like xmas come early.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 10:44:55 AM
Me fingers hurt big time ...sob... i cant seperate the plug n socket for coil harness to install my twin power...sob...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on September 03, 2016, 11:14:07 AM
Take a rest, have a think, then give it another fresh go   :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 11:19:57 AM
Lol...multi tasking here....westy in bits scooby in bits now working on fd....got it apart what a f$#ker....now i gotta find a nice spot to mount it.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 11:43:12 AM
Theres no where logical to mount it as the ideal spot next to the ignitor has been taking up with the aftermarket solenoid set.
So its going on the strut brace...sounds awful but will look the db,s and wont interfer with anything else...anyway off to pick up rad no2 in the mps....its awful ...the handling is a handful power steering too light....erggghhh but it goes like a rocket  fwd with power is crap.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 12:43:20 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160903_120211_zpsfwdnddxb.jpg)
more pics later photobucket dieing a slow death...

went for a drive no noticeable difference, feels slower than before???? but ive been driving the westy so maybe that has something todo with it...but only 1 venture into high rpm boost resulted in a spin up due to wet roads so will pass judgement when out next in the dry.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 12:46:44 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160903_120218_zpsn1ehtgnr.jpg)

great place for it, lots of air flow and does not get in the way of anything else.  :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on September 03, 2016, 02:11:30 PM
Looks fine there to me, adds another dimension to the colour scheme too  ;) :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 02:13:47 PM
Ive since ran another earth from a known good tested earth straight to the mounting stud as well.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 04, 2016, 02:06:10 PM
Proper review of hks twin power is its the best mod by far....WOW. totally transforms car. Idle pick up low engine speed driveability and high rpm boost....had a proper try out today on my v power fill up run.
Its like a different animal now...16psi boost no blows and hks twin power with V power...no where left to go but single.
Oil leaks next get on my nerves.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Clarky on September 05, 2016, 11:37:13 AM
Long shot, but if you hear of anymore for sale, looking for one with harness.thanks
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 05, 2016, 12:48:32 PM
Hi mate, i got lucky on ebay its used but seller said year old...looks brand new...
I tried rhd and nengun was about to buy from ebay US and take customs hit .

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Clarky on September 05, 2016, 03:25:15 PM
Ok thanks, looks like  i will have to take USA route.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 05, 2016, 04:04:04 PM
Dont know where you live but if you wanted to try mine before commiting happy to take off at mine for you try...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Clarky on September 05, 2016, 04:57:54 PM
Thanks for the offer, but i had one on my last FD.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on September 06, 2016, 04:49:00 AM
Proper review of hks twin power is its the best mod by far....WOW. totally transforms car. Idle pick up low engine speed driveability and high rpm boost....had a proper try out today on my v power fill up run.
Its like a different animal now...16psi boost no blows and hks twin power with V power...no where left to go but single.
Oil leaks next get on my nerves.

Brilliant! No you can fully enjoy all that power :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 08, 2016, 02:41:38 PM
This cars gonna get me in trouble on the road............. :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on September 09, 2016, 04:36:22 AM
LOL well then turn the boost down ;) NOT
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on September 09, 2016, 10:10:28 AM
This cars gonna get me in trouble on the road............. :))

That's why I run mine mainly on track  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 09, 2016, 10:12:56 AM
Lol...the boost is addictive....im at Forge tomoz but the weather looks to awful....dont wanna risk either car.....comtemplating taking the 130bhp Colt....its good in the wet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2016, 07:06:15 AM
This car will be for sale shortly in order to keep my racing dreams alive....no price as yet but can come in track spec or road spec.
its running 360 plus and pretty much all service items are new this year. theres stuff i can remove to lower price or take the lot away x2 sets off wheels, unfitted bodykit and rollcage etc. circa £7k. i need to organise a comp test but not in the slightest worried as pulls very hard and starts instantly hot n cold. all the info above from page 1 onwards....breaks my heart but if i dont go racing when im an 80 year old sat in my arm chair i want no regrets :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on September 19, 2016, 05:26:10 AM
Me very very sad...  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on September 19, 2016, 01:53:24 PM
Really sad day  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on September 19, 2016, 02:40:46 PM
This is very sad news!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 19, 2016, 03:06:14 PM
Take it on chin and move on...running 2 high powered rotarys was a big ask...ive never been so skint lol. Ive seen a race car all ready to go that has got my juices flowing....


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on September 19, 2016, 08:02:49 PM
Sorry your selling Jon, but happy you have another vehicle in sight.

Good luck fella.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 19, 2016, 08:04:51 PM
Cheers mate...fingers x time.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on September 19, 2016, 09:25:37 PM
Dare I ask, you have seen a race car for sale ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 20, 2016, 03:11:52 PM
Ive seen summit but my heads all over the place...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2016, 04:29:33 PM
got my fd comp tested By Tim today at Rx motors..

bit low.... :))


front 70 72 71 psi
rear 85 80 83 psi

both at 227 rpm....start instantly hot n cold mind....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2016, 05:54:27 PM
Well im keeping it..... :P horaahh! i cant sell it with low numbers but i know it starts and drives great so im keeping... :-X
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on October 02, 2016, 07:04:45 AM
Weird, isnt rear rotors that usually has low compression...? But you can save it still. Anyhow, next step is to bridgeport it ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 02, 2016, 11:09:36 AM
results are disappointing to say the least, but a little higher when normalised to 250 rpm, thing is its starts better hot than cold, about 2 secs it catches hot.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on October 03, 2016, 07:58:47 PM
sounds like you've bought a lemon mate, I'll take it off you save you the hassle, 5 grand  O0
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 03, 2016, 08:01:27 PM
Lol...nah i reckon it carbon build up....needs a trackday to cure it..5 bar front chamber compression....eek!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on October 10, 2016, 11:07:54 AM
Yesterday bro and I bolted gearbox back to engine and moved it back to engine bay. Also started put all the hoses and stuff into it.

 Then we got confused. We couldnt figure out where that hose from engines back plate goes??? You know, that thing under thermostat...
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161010/7101ea76a10e1dc67247f509508a4ed6.jpg)

Little teaser for you Jon ;)
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on October 10, 2016, 11:29:06 AM
Sorry, brainfart again. I mean that oil pressure thing :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 10, 2016, 11:30:59 AM
Lol ive just got up from nights...early ! Youve confused me....where and what hose on engine?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 10, 2016, 11:52:26 AM
Oil cooler lines.?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on October 10, 2016, 01:05:07 PM
Sorry if I woke you up :)
This black thing under that regulator... :)
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 10, 2016, 01:12:25 PM
Didnt wake me i always get up early after last night shift...that i dont know mate....looks like oil cooler line connection to me.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Bobfish on October 14, 2016, 11:43:36 AM
If its any consolation pretty much everything was new.  Shaft and end plates re used but all seals (Including oil) new.  Bearings etc were all in spec, but replaced the torrington anyway.

It had new housings too. Just keep an eye on it, I wouldn't worry - its always pulled strongly! I need to get a ride in it soon :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 14, 2016, 11:47:09 AM
Lol bloody rotary paranoia ! Like i said i was expecting high 7s....it has no low comp syptoms atall...but the fact new housings etc i dont wanna wreck em...borrowing my mates piston checker for weekend to see what it gets compared to rotary tester...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Smiffers on October 14, 2016, 03:56:34 PM
that pipe is the heater return hose...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Smiffers on October 14, 2016, 04:02:58 PM
And the one on top of the rear plate is the throttle body water supply on the standard car.  The oil cooler is on a banjo joint to the oil filter pedestal.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Smiffers on October 14, 2016, 04:05:35 PM
How many miles is on the new engine build?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 14, 2016, 09:12:01 PM
18 k approx but a good few years...picked up my piston compression tester today fun time tomoz.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Smiffers on October 15, 2016, 08:46:26 AM
Was it mainly tracked?  18k of track miles is a long way.

You will find some interesting things with the piston tester and the numbers will not compare with the mazda comp test.  Here is what I do to get representative health with a piston checker.

Remove the valve from the end of the tester, hold down the release  button, crank with throttle fully open...  You should see three repeated peaks of similar magnitude between 30-40psi on the gauge.  This will tell you nothing more than all the combustion faces/seals are in similar condition.  If you have 2 peaks that are lower then you have an apex seal or corner seal issue, if you see 1 lower then side seals would be suspect...

Then release the button so the gauge holds pressure and run the same cranking test for around 5 seconds.  You will get a number on the gauge between 90 - 125 psi...  My rule of thumb, below 90psi time for a refresh of the engine, 90-100 well worn but serviceable, 100+ nothing to worry about.  125 - god has built the engine.

Remember the numbers will give you nothing to compare to the mazda results...  The mazda compression test measure the peak chamber pressure using a digital transducer and throws away all the other results, when you have an old analog gauge with a pipe on it the pressure read is an average over the positive pressure cycle of the stroke, you also have increased the size of the combustion chamber but connecting a pipe, this further lowers the compression ratio for the engine.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 15, 2016, 09:52:51 AM
Cheers mate...will post findings later.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 15, 2016, 11:38:55 AM
80 front and 90 rear....nice even bounces 40plus psi both.
Cranking is slow however about 220 rpm.
Put all back together and fired up in a milisecond hot....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on October 15, 2016, 12:29:09 PM
Forget the Science if it works it works, drive and enjoy lol
Think that should be the saying all Rotary guys live by lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 02, 2016, 12:42:19 PM
Well got an oil change today in anticipation of trackday at Combe on the Sat 12th November. Underbody check all seems ok should be as most new this year....made a bit of a mess as forgot about the penny washer. 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 11, 2016, 04:41:07 PM
Alas in the colt tomoz for trackday...despite best efforts the boost is all over the place .....cold weather?...and a pool of oil on floor....i think i own Christine 2 and Christine 3.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on November 12, 2016, 08:36:37 AM
Hi Jon, so have you just done 1 track day and off to another today?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 12, 2016, 10:05:39 AM
At combe today...bit wet....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 12, 2016, 11:56:30 PM
Horrible rain all day here today too  :(

How did you get on?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2016, 08:44:57 AM
Had a real blast the morning was constant rain and then the afternoon was drying track but colder and thats when the track was even worse....tower through to camp being the old tarmac was especially bad...11 cars spun on that section in 20 mins after lunch prompting a red flag and mini briefing warning off the conditions.
Even with the little Colt i was spinning up in 3rd and 4th on this old section but as soon as onto new section of tarmac traction back and speed up...No Avon rise heriocs but closed down pretty much everyone on the rise as they all seemed to braking way to early....
The conditions were a real power leveller.  All types of machinery there a beautiful r500 superlight Caterham was absolutely cover in mud from spinning off in a straight line...i spoke to the son of the driver dad who refused to go out in init again..he said his dad is mad the cars all over the place lol.
Some tool in an Evo got thrown out for ignoring all the rules and flooring it down the pit straight from Strawford centre...some people !
I didnt spin once but had some epic 4 wheel slides but remained off the grass all day so very happy.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: rote8 on November 13, 2016, 09:21:15 AM
Sounds epic Jon, glad you had a relatively good day after the recent traumas, may give you that lift again to continue with Westy. Do love Coombe but it's a two day trip from here, to be comfortable. Glad you enjoyed yourself even though not in the Westy, though that may well have propelled you off the track again in the conditions.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2016, 09:26:22 AM
yeah abit like the Caterham lol..wish i got a piccy...orange caterham....covered in chunks of mud and grass....only bit clean little wiper bits on windscreen. :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 18, 2016, 10:11:03 AM
Ok Jon, I have to ask here even though is not rotary related. But you are electrical guru ;)

So, I have Toyota Rav4 2litre petrol. At the moment obd scanner says that "lambda heater" wont work. My friend checked lambdas plug and we found out that it is not getting ground signal. So thats why lambda doesent work. Any idea what could be wrong with it? Getting quite desperate... :/
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 10:23:02 AM
Whats the fault code mate?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 10:36:07 AM
If its a 4 wire... the 2 wires the same colour are the heater and should have continuity.. and the 2 wires left should be 2 different colours....again these 2 should have continuity are the lamda circuit that the ecu uses to run the car....sounds like there is a break on the latter....beep test with a multi meter...the outer screw is not the neutal for tge circuit but should  a chassis earth but has no bearing on the circuit 02. If its the front lamda circuit important to get model specific to run the car right if rear 1 not so important as only monitoring cat...try that for now....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 10:39:10 AM
Just re read mate....heater circuit nothing to worry about ...but to get rid of light needs changing....it warms up probe on start up...soz at work.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 18, 2016, 02:03:47 PM
Code is P1135, Heated oxygen sensor- heater circuit response (bank1 sensor1)

My friend tested those plugs and wires with multimeter and beeper. No ground to so signal. I dont understand...  :( So, there might be wire broken or broken ecu...?

This car uses four lambda units, so it runs good but there is that stupid fault code
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 02:49:26 PM
Ok so need to test heater circuit on all 4 if all 4 are showing continuity then yes the specific driver in the pcb on the ecu is burnt out. Google the code for rav4 and should tell you which o2 sensor its is bank 1 sensor 2 etc...im getting battered at work today woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 02:51:08 PM
The 2 same colour wires are heater circuit test on beep forget ground...simple continuity test of those 2 same colour wires at o2 plug .

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 02:55:00 PM
Bank 1 sensor 1 is usually  the first 1 after engine in the exhaust..toyota usually stick 2 in manifold and you disconnect 1 and code read to determine sensor 1 or 2. Is it 1.8vvti engine?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 18, 2016, 04:08:37 PM
2.0vvti. It has 4 lambdas.

But I have to say that Im massive fu**in moron! I was looking at the wrong side lambda. We just checked those connections and sensors and found out that one lambda was broken but it was on other side that I thought. So car is OK now. I feel so embarrassed now...

 But thanks for your help mate! :) much appreciated

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 05:31:50 PM
Yep cant fix stupid! Spent the day trying.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 05:35:39 PM
Important mate to get the model specific sensor for a pre cat sensor so the car runs effieciently. Post cat is only monitoring cat eff threshold so can get away with a universal 1.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 19, 2016, 05:27:20 AM
Yep, I feel so fricin idiot now. :)

Also we found out that one wire was bad. Yes, I purchased specific sensor. But car is ok now, and that good, cause I have MOT tomorrow ;) I hate those electrical problems...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 02, 2017, 05:00:50 PM
roads too slippery for playin with boost...just nearly ended up on the news  :0012398:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 03, 2017, 08:05:40 AM
Lol boost is a good thing... ;) what news?

Lately I have been fighting with my Opel´s electrical problems. I think its a ground wiring problem... Lake is almost ready to go ice racing, so I have to hurry to fix my car so I can go have some fun...  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 08:11:07 AM
Im trying to turn it down lol.
Roads way too slippery for trying to set it up.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 03, 2017, 10:27:31 AM
lol now, that is not the way to run turbo car ;)

Well, my toyota rav needs more power. ;) We have had few very slippery days now. Very much fun to go sideways with 4wd car without power, hitting limiter all the time :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 10:36:50 AM
After fitting this good set off turbos boost was UP..it went back to Carl for a tweak and was nice n stable but after fitting the Twin Power and the colder weather its 16psi plus...turbos wont last long like that....the oem boost control is crap tbh so hence the reason for fitting a closed loop boost controller.
Have to wait for better weather and set it up at 14psi. Which i know the fuel map is more than safe for.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 03, 2017, 02:42:01 PM
You fitted better stock turbos? Why didnt you do single turbo then? ;)

Yes, that stock controller is crap. Doesent it let boost to peak really easy?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 03:01:07 PM
Cash...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 04, 2017, 07:51:46 AM
Yes, I know. :( Actually, I really dont understand why everyone is going for singles, even though their stocks work. Your car is good example, it went like crazy even when turbos where gone. With good stocks FD is really fast, and quite good to drive...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 05, 2017, 10:55:17 AM
Yep i agree....i will be happy when at 14psi stable...will be good useable power....the twin power ignition amp transformed the car and this has eliminated the break up above 6k...but has introduced creep....i could get the map tweaked again but i know the maps good so will use boost controller so i have good control.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 07, 2017, 05:30:51 PM
boost controller all installed, all settings set to minimum, see what the weathers doing tomoz and take it out and blow it up ha ha. ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 11:43:11 AM
Well boost controller with duty and gain set to minimum still creeping up....this is just with the wastegate actuator im now going to tee into the pre control as well,,,,,if no joy im gonna book it in somewhere. getting tedious now.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 12:50:36 PM
Well plumbed the way the rx7 club describes....and with again all settings for gain and duty on minimum....really lazy and then 15psi....bored now.
1 hr driving 20 hrs working on it.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 01:06:37 PM
Only thing i can think of know is either porting the wastegate or adding restriction into the exhaust......or fitting the leaky turbos back on.
Any ideas anyone ?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 02:31:07 PM
Anyways sulking now garage shut ill do some hoovering.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on January 08, 2017, 03:15:56 PM
Jon, are you still sequential and if so what is the boost pattern   
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 03:32:44 PM
Still sequential. Seems to 10 psi til 2nd turbo comes in then 14 psi then 16psi right at top of rev range 6 til 7000 rpm.  On the old turbos with the slight blow 14psi.
These new 1s with the hks twin power seems the wastgate is just overwhelmed.
The addition of the boost controller has improved it but still seeing 15 psi.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 03:52:29 PM
The idea behind the boost controller is that this ibc r has a rpm input so solenoid duty can in altered rpm dependant but as both gain and duty are set at minimum i cant tune out the creep as no where left togo. The wastgate must be fully open yet so much exhaust gas the turbos are still spinning.
I can easily make up a restrictor for the dp to midpipe join.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 06:10:29 PM
Well im think im now gonna replumb with just actuator and cap...so just on wastegate spring...so if it cant hold boost then wastegate if it does then its set up. Ive messed with restrictors pill made zero difference.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 08, 2017, 06:54:32 PM
Mmmm further reading...on newer turbos there maybe a restrictor in the nipple on the primary turbo....these came with metal y pipe so could be? Ill be having a gander in the morning..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 04:41:28 PM
Just looked....no restrictors in the front turbo hose tails...so gotta look at restricting the midpipe as not taking them turbos out again if i can help it. 4 times is enuff. Got that badge nailed.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on January 11, 2017, 10:35:25 PM
Sounds like you have been having fun mate, so what size restriction will you put in? Will it be a trial and error?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 10:09:28 AM
confirm its creep by plumbing back standard and plugging the duty solenoid line....then make up some restrictor plates to go between dp and mp.  So gasket restrictor plate gasket. various hole sizes. Car has a silenced midpipe i will take a look at that as well. I goona take the original turbos apart too and see if Carl ported the wastegate if so then i barking up the wrong tree and have to pull the turbos and port them. nothings easy. My nice new boost controller install was very neat now its looking a mess.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on January 12, 2017, 10:44:16 AM
Ha ha one step forward and all that lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 11:42:27 AM
Like i say 20 hrs working on it 1 hr driving....oil leaks after this hurdle.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2017, 03:28:34 PM
Estatic...bang on 14psi....each n every time. Orifice plate in exhaust.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2017, 05:10:35 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170120_150719_zpsmb16acgc.jpg)
Pull after pull at 0deg C, finally drive my car without going cross eyed.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170120_150815_zpstcevbecm.jpg)

just a rough looking orifice plate knocked up in 20 mins at work last night  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 07:05:34 PM
100 post woohoo....i prefer 16psi...14psi is not the same....ha ha :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 31, 2017, 05:57:12 PM
Fd's turn for some tlc....oil leaks next...and a clunk from rear end when shifting gears...  Booking Combe for 18th Feb !  :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2017, 04:14:36 PM
12 months mot straight through 1 advisory....oil leaks. :P  :love4: :icon_thumleft: :eek: :notworthy:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on March 09, 2017, 10:36:56 AM
Great result Jon, well done!!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 09, 2017, 10:37:54 AM
 :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2017, 10:38:54 AM
1992 so legit emmissions pass as well...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 28, 2017, 05:01:56 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170328_143351_zpsu3grptx3.jpg)

put a stock spoiler back on.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:36:57 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161637_zpsdi4d167o.jpg)

feeling better so ventured into garage and ended up washing n polish both my cars...they needed it and nice to get off the sofa...back to work monday light duties
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 06, 2017, 10:15:31 PM
She looks really good in that pic Jon  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2017, 08:21:33 AM
lol im a good 10 paces away ha ha.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2017, 09:37:47 AM
my fd is at Rx motors...getting some tlc.....oil leaks  :sign0098:   ha ha decent mechanic working on it for a change.  :P :violent1:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2017, 01:37:30 PM
Big thanks to Tim and Ian down at Rx motors...car is now oil leak free....just had a lovely drive home....i didnt get dirty, skin my knuckles or get the pointy finger for neglecting my chores....dare i say it i think as far as track car goes...its finished...all jobs done....enjoys as is and see where we go from here.... :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 22, 2017, 01:54:40 PM
Enjoy it!!!

What color your helmet is btw?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2017, 01:57:38 PM
Bit personal...but purple..lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2017, 02:00:14 PM
Im laughing so much.....

Ive got a white race 1 i dont like...
And a tribal black/grey/white shoei from motorbike days that i use 99% of time....and about 5 other helmets...2 bashed up that when ever i think about getting a motorbike again...i go and have a look at...and quickly change my mind...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 23, 2017, 06:25:58 AM
Bit personal...but purple..lol

Umm... what...? :D

Well, reason for me to ask is that Japfest linked a pic few days ago, showing red FD on track and I thought it was you. Then I remembered that you didnt have white helmet on then...? And now I realized that your car has stock rear wing, that one in pic didnt... So, it wasnt you. :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 08:41:43 AM
At Japfest....no rear spoiler and white wheels....cant remember what helmet i had...but had white 1 with me...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 12:20:29 PM
Well lovely sunday morning cruise with a few pulls as the opportunitys presented themselves...leak free, boosting great, all temps n pressure handling and breaking awesome spotty dog chuffed....is this rotary nivarna ! I do believe it is...woohoo...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on April 23, 2017, 02:09:43 PM
Nothin like driving a Happy Rotary  :wee_hee:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 02:30:26 PM
Lol need a project....mmmm mk1 eunos me thinks...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on April 23, 2017, 03:40:54 PM
Nice to see you got both one the road :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 03:44:07 PM
Cheers Tony.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2017, 11:19:36 PM
 :sign0098: great to hear things are looking up Jon  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 24, 2017, 09:52:06 PM
Weehay.....got a little Mazda Eunos joining the fold...shes needs some tlc...(welding).
Lovely Montego blue like my old fd.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on April 24, 2017, 10:53:15 PM
Weehay.....got a little Mazda Eunos joining the fold...shes needs some tlc...(welding).
Lovely Montego blue like my old fd.

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Just wait till you get a Rotary inserted, then you'll have some fun  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 28, 2017, 12:50:45 PM
Eunos pic


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 28, 2017, 01:17:31 PM
Picking up tomoz....willdo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2017, 06:54:43 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170429_161453_zpsndbqbzr2.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170429_161505_zpsksgmieb1.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170429_153336_zpskoizyalv.jpg)

Here she is Grant....needs some welding and tlc but some nice extras...

all the way to Shropshire and back to Wiltshire no issues....

then my neighbour drove over rear of trailer and smashed my light...

as you can see a block paved residential area.....he said it was my fault as i was causing an obstruction parking outside my own house!!!.
Said he wants me to pay for his burst rear tyre.....i told him if he wasnt driving too fast he would have clearly seen trailer and drove around it....then we both started shouting and a few Fs. thrown about. Hell will freeze over before i buy him a tyre..... :P

he drives too fast on the block paving...
anyways i have a rare Miata  :love4:....to have a tinker with as Westy and 7 finished atmo lol.... :violent1:
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_20170423_141607876_zpsxxaofrnd.jpg)

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 30, 2017, 07:16:48 AM
Lol

But nice Miata :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 30, 2017, 02:27:42 PM
 :icon_thumright: Nice looking Eunos there Jon.

I think you need another topic now; "my other (non-rotary) Mazda"  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2017, 02:37:37 PM
Mmmm. Dont think it will be here long enough....done the mot welding patch and handbrake fail  .should pass mot but my mates gonna find summit else hes a hard tester...lol.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2017, 02:04:38 PM
Got abit carried away with tetryoseal....looked like Morgan Freeman....had to wash face with white spirit....now looks like im wearing guyliner....didnt work on the mrs....oh well not grey any more...lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 01, 2017, 08:23:28 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Any selfies you'd like to share  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2017, 08:30:44 PM
Lol i took a selfie but not sharing
Face n hands still stinging...got a bit carried away ...gloves n specs next time...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2017, 10:14:49 AM
What a difference a few days make......Kidney infection again, nasty this time....been in bed for 24 hours...rhino antibiotics now...
Shogun broke gearbox selector bush broke up...no gears....part in Bristol Mitsi awaiting pick up.  Scooby big coolant puddle underneath when coming out of doctors....new rad fitted 2k ago leaking....colt still knackered gearbox....trailer hit by neighbour at speed but my fault as he didnt see it. eunos waiting for me to be well enough to take for mot and fix the rest of the fleet....
so only running cars are the rotors.... :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on May 04, 2017, 11:35:45 AM
Cheer ups mate it, and you can only get better ....hope things pick up for you soon.... regards tony.c
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2017, 01:20:28 PM
Lol. One of them things...repeat kidney infections getting on my wick.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: rote8 on May 04, 2017, 08:27:43 PM
Keep the faith Jon, I know exactly how you feel. Since my heart attack in February I left hospital with a chest infection taking two weeks on antibiotics to clear, followed by a month of the runs due to some awful meds and now a fungal infection which I also picked up in hospital this requires more meds, so now eight pills daily and some oinkment. On the plus side the RX8 only requires some hoses after a new battery leaked and the fans blew the acid over some of the internals which Essex Rotary are due to replace tomorrow.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2017, 08:32:20 PM
Cheers mate...being ill is right pain in the arse...gets in the way off doing things....ive come to conclusion ive picked summit up from first op i had as never had kidney infections before....there like bad hangovers without the fun b4 hand. Gotta see a urologist now..
You take care as well !

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 04, 2017, 08:39:07 PM
Sorry to hear of further health issues Jon  :( Hope things get better soon.

The long list of vehicles off the road, except for the rotary powered ones, made me laugh  ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2017, 08:41:23 PM
Lol...rotors to the rescue!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 21, 2017, 07:03:39 PM
Status update: feeling great: car going great...no runnning issues atall....was gonna tackle my slow windscreen wipers....but they seem to have fixed themselves...horaa!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Tjp8 on May 24, 2017, 04:48:36 PM
Great project thread, car looks good.

A friend of mine see you in the shell petrol station ( kid with a bmw 328i touring with wide arches)


He sent me a pick of your rx7 and it makes me want mine back so i can drive it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2017, 06:24:51 PM
Cool mate..yep we had a good chat about Rotarys...yours in good hands at Rx Motors...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on May 24, 2017, 06:51:13 PM
Good to hear you are feeling better Jon, and all the rotaries are healthy too  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2017, 06:56:04 PM
Yep...about 5 days now and lab results all clear...no nasties grew in it...blimin weird....
All the fleet is fixed...including the trailer....getting this Eunos through the mot atmo...welding welding and more welding...quit for tonight as sweating like a pig.
Itching for a track day...Jap day will be the first this year...booked on 28th July at Combe...
Trackdays are getting too popular booked up month in advance it seems....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on May 24, 2017, 07:59:32 PM
Yep...about 5 days now and lab results all clear...no nasties grew in it...blimin weird....
:bravo_2:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 26, 2017, 06:31:58 PM
Well that was short n sweet...nearly did a full week at work but trip to doctors....yep blood in urine again...blood test results in kidneys very good but liver not happy...more blimin tablets....these give you gas so im brapping every 5 mins woohoo...
Struggling to keep my eyes open bloody tired ...gonna chill and defo welding up this eunos tomoz.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 26, 2017, 09:02:52 PM
Oh dear. Have you tried taking some conventional off the shelf stuff? Milk thistle good for liver and kidneys etc.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 26, 2017, 09:20:23 PM
Yep mrs got some homepathy stuff...just had a rummage in med cupboard and some milkthistle in there so popped 1...try blimin anything...
Took cod liver as well....and got bottle of good bacteria stuff too.
Cranberry juice pouring out my eyes ha ha....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 11:52:38 AM
well japday day check n prep today....
starting with taking the eunos for a blast around the back lanes of longleat...what a fun car...likes revs just like a rotary....its got 12 month mot/ fully serviced and waiting for a bodyshop slot to paint the sills and arches....its gotta be sold but i wanna keep it like a mini fd....without the worry.

Then we fired up the 7...got here warm shut off checked all levels all good...

Under hood..yep its all there...no oil leaks yee har!

mmmm wheels off wobble everything, brush some copper slip here n there put on the rays with 888's...pump em up mmmm what todo now....go for a blast all good.....nob in a Merc diesel has a go flame him with my extra 3000 revs.

was goona wash it but nah the dirt hides the runs and judging by some of the lovely cars that its gonna parked next to not point 8) ....think thats it 11.30 prep done.

In health news seen a specialist Urogist (not a neurologist lol) and got some test coming up but feel ok atmo....7 days to Japday fingers x im there.....not allowed anymore Antiboitics ive had way to many and he suspect ive messed up my gut flora....and ive gotta have a camera put up little boosted but gotta wait til the x large mc comes from Japan.  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 03, 2017, 04:21:47 PM
Lots of good news, that's what we want to hear  :great:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 04:28:11 PM
Its getting a pasting if im there....need summit to fix lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 04:59:11 PM
Oh i forgot...knock up penny washer 2.0...Clive gave me the idea after seeing his set up last race photos to follow...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 05:31:02 PM
Heres Penny washer trick 2.0////fits rx8 and my after market oil filler ainti surge neck that is useless....its sprung damped aswell....lol
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170603_130003_zps8jqtg0am.jpg)

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 05:33:18 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170603_130256_zpscvnmyw2l.jpg)

rx8 as well but needs to be next size up....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170603_130011_zpspi2vjjn6.jpg)

de fogged the eunos...and mirrors glued up.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170603_170815_zps5psyrotw.jpg)

Fd ready for japday..(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170603_172425_zpsvvnsthlc.jpg)


Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Tjp8 on June 03, 2017, 07:13:42 PM
Good work, sorry we couldnt pop roubd today bud i couldnt get a baby sitter for my son, we will definately come and see you soon though :).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2017, 07:20:22 PM
No worries mate

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2017, 08:38:22 PM
come home to flat tyre....well on the bottom....glad i put em on early....wheel off and get it down to Challenge Tyres....leaky valve...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170606_191448_zpssrh7flra.jpg)  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on June 07, 2017, 08:05:03 AM
It must be a trend...mine are always flat on the bottom too  :))

Looking forward to catching up with you on Saturday. Any chance of a cheeky passenger lap or two ?  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2017, 08:15:41 AM
Yep no prob mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2017, 05:16:28 PM
Hi Chris session2 good for you ( use sess1 as dialing in session like last year)....my works apprentice is coming along and will be with me in other sessions if he dont get sick.... :13: 

I'm trying to get him a ride in session2 as well to show him what an 8 can do. hes a good lad.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on June 08, 2017, 09:46:32 AM
Yeh any session is fine with me. I'll link up with you on the day.  :D you won't want any more 'sickfin' in your car  :nono:

See you Saturday
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2017, 07:08:33 PM
Tyre back on yesterday.....and check tonight....not going flat horah! Getting proper excited now and illness free so far 7 days clear...took a days hol for tomoz as need a darn good lie not used to working ha ha.



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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on June 08, 2017, 07:25:26 PM
All looking good Jon  :icon_thumleft:

Weather forecast improving too - looking like it might rain overnight, but stopping around 8am on Saturady  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2017, 07:34:05 PM
Yep hopeso....dont mind the rain...as long the right tyres!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on June 08, 2017, 07:41:58 PM
I'm waiting until tomorrow morning to look at the weather forecast to decide on tyres. I have some reasonable Falken FK452 road tyres on my RX-8 at the moment, but have a set of very worn (one trackday left) Federal 595RSR's I could put on in the morning before I leave home, but these would be hopeless in the wet.....

I have too much gear in the car to take a spare set of wheels with me.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2017, 07:44:11 PM
As its been awhile since ive been on track and only 4 sessions im trailering so will have 888s on and fully treaded road tyres in back of Shogun....plus the kitchen sink....just in case....
Dont wanna be let down by summit simple.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 09, 2017, 02:58:51 PM
all loaded up....got plenty of tools oil etc...so if your stuck give me a shout..
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170609_143714_zps38walvlv.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 09, 2017, 03:00:53 PM
Weather been good here today ( half hr from Combe)....couple of scattered showers but generally bright with a cooling breeze... :sign0098: :13: :great: :P 8) :)) ;D :D ;) :) courtesy of Boosted weather dept... :violent1:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2017, 06:19:15 PM
Epic day at Combe....much fun!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2017, 08:05:24 PM
Only got first 2 of 4 vids for some reason...needed to wire in permanent supply me thinks...
Shame as massive sideways slide at Tower sess 3 and sess 4 felt the best of the day i had calmed down abit and seemed really smooth n flowing.
Need a oil burp/ surge solution....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2017, 09:57:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OjmOOWcNmM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfARyPMgX2Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wMfCHzCrWI
 :great:

lost sess 3....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 11, 2017, 11:50:15 AM
Rx8s seem so slooooww.

I honestly think my new insignia 1.6 diesels is faster accelerating than my rx8


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 12:58:41 PM
See Grant thats where your wrong mate....8 frik8n handle well...any plum can boost it down the straights...there were some fast guys out there and a few i caught on the straights into a bend i was on limit just staying in touch...its just the FD is awesome at both. Straights and corners...
Just finished unloading took 7 for spin around block all good no knocks funny noises or leaks...still runn7ng after abuse.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 01:00:08 PM
Soz you said "seem" but there not...lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 01:20:59 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170611_124723_zpsum5hu7t7.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 11, 2017, 04:07:15 PM
Yeh seem so slow, prett certain if both cars were boosted the 8 would defo win, same power etc


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 04:09:06 PM
Yep more modern chassis design....r3 quad rotor na....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:04:13 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170611_172634_zpsegejvlqs.jpg)
just got my eunos back from sprayer...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 11, 2017, 06:05:19 PM
  Like brand new that


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:06:08 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170611_172505_zpsqecwdere.jpg)
nice arty shot :P
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170611_172254_zpsbjjvosjc.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170611_172205_zpssagpoacq.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170611_172259_zpsulrsg04k.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:09:09 PM
got some detailing todo....( what ever that is.....) got no products other than jet wash and car shampoo lol....so old sock and old engine oil on tyre side walls and some peanut butter on front lip...ha ha.

its a lovelly car and really goes well mmmm i want to keep it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:13:09 PM
next project....oil surge !!!! and get a new gearbox and fit it to the ol colt...and i better do the cambelt as well.
get Brad (aka Beaker) out on a airfield track day.... :))
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:14:30 PM
  Like brand new that


few little marks here and there but very good price.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 11, 2017, 06:15:44 PM
New gear box in the colt, might as well do they clutch then whilst it's all out.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:16:30 PM
Yep ill doit at same time....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 11, 2017, 06:22:24 PM
Lightened flywheel
Might as well swap in a cam, port the head new valves, add nitrous all with overnight parts from Japan


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2017, 06:25:27 PM
Its a colt not a civic....its a great car 1 of only 11 left now! I goota get a gearbox from a satria gti....or a normal satria but final drive wrong....found 1 got ill had to let the bloke down picking it up and he got arsy so hunt continues...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 12, 2017, 07:34:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170612_183857_zpswt2yxly3.jpg)

1 in the sun.....and in other news Brad wants an rx8 track car....hasnt stopped talking about it all day....u no ive created a monster..... >:D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2017, 08:59:48 PM
i done some detailing tonight...lol...god its boring cleaning cars....7 got a jet washing...oil everywhere then detailed the eunos... :occasion14: :occasion14:
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170614_202145_zpsetsm93m0.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2017, 09:02:28 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170614_200714_zpsbjpnu6or.jpg)

oil all over back wheel....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170611_124750_zpstmvzunrx.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2017, 09:03:09 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170611_124723_zpsum5hu7t7.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 18, 2017, 05:58:30 PM
Where's the oil from?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 18, 2017, 06:07:41 PM
Filled the catch tank mate, then came out breather etc ..
Need a bigger tank and someway to return to sump....as Clive has done returning to front plate..but Clive did when off car...
Need a bigger tank...found a 12v gear pump 14lpm self primer and can run dry so may give that a try.  Its surge in the corner right handers that does it.
Apart from that cars sorted for track...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 18, 2017, 10:07:15 PM
Hi Jon,

As you may know I think I went through 4 or 5 variations of tanks and breather systems till I worked all this out below. 

Took some pics for you yesterday, sorry for the delay, here we go.

The specially made restriction  (ok it was an aeroquipe fitting I had laying around ::)) drops down inside the primary filler neck.

This sits far enough in that any oil washing over the top of the inside of the centre iron goes back into the sump and cant wash up the secondary part of the filler neck,

(the restrictor goes in then the secondary part of the filler neck bolts on with the two 6mm bolts),

Next I put a small piece of fuel tank foam into the filler neck before the cap goes on.

Next after playing with various hose sizes I settled on 1/2" id (13mm) for the one and only breather to come out of the engine back to the catch can.

The can now has no baffles inside and as you can see marked with an X, "if" any oil that goes into  the can it drops back into the engine anyway.

You will see from the pictures I have two breather pipes ,marked with an O, ( this could be just one big pipe) the idea being that the outlets add up to being bigger than the inlet to stop any pressure build up.

The two out lets run the whole length of the car and exit at the rear valence, this way if any oil did come out it would no go onto my tyres.

Now just using a stock sump and filling between full and empty and having no more surge issues 8) 

 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2017, 07:55:40 AM
Cheers Clive...yep ill be copying...particulary like the breather all the way to the back of the car idea as a failsafe.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2017, 03:41:04 PM
More thought on this....very nervous about drilling my front plate...but i have a redundant oil level sensor as car uses defi gauge for oil pressure....think i could utilise this for return to sump with the oil level sensor housing utilising a hose tail fitting straight to bottom of catch tank?.. just worried gonna surge up this pipe as well....and move new catch tank to this side of engine....mmm. gotta try it as this set up not working. The important thing is the return to sump so as not to run out of oil and a mess free maintenance free solution between track session....1 positive got no rust issues on my chassis bit like an ol scotoiler i had on my fireblade...oil everywhere but the chain...ha ha. 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 27, 2017, 03:54:45 PM
Hi Clive where did you get your catch tank from and does it come with fitting welded on base for return to sump? Cant find anything other than fuel swirl pots ...with correct ports and orientation of ports...
Done some measuring and reckon i can mount by boost sensor if i move it and mount nice and high....plus i have an alloy aftermarket filler neck to drill a port for return oil  there plenty of fall for the oil......when its rebuild time will get front cover drill and a port fitted then...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 27, 2017, 03:56:37 PM
Apreciate its goona surge up this line but as long as returns no worrys.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2017, 05:45:27 AM
Are you coming to Holland, Jon? Havent see you active at those Rotarystock topics...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2017, 05:52:37 AM
Hi mate unfortunately no....didnt no if i was gonna be fixed.....roadtrip not near toilet...not fun...plus not alot of hols left and working weekend for me ..
Next year...have a good time.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 28, 2017, 07:45:31 AM
Oh, I see. That is unfortunate...

 Well, hopefully you get well soon...

Next year no Holland event. But I guess we will come to UK, maybe...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2017, 05:58:05 PM
right friking oil surge.....

well measured up and no room by abs unit to get a natural fall for oil return....had a thought that penny washer may be holding oil up as well,,,, forcing through hole then draining back slowly and then forcing through some more and taking held up oil with it...theres just no room under the bonnet for a decent sized can.....
its gotta breath else gonna blow the sump sealant or summit in engine....

gonna strip oil filler neck off tomoz and stand and look at it and scratch my head and wait for an epiphany to occurr.... :violent1: bolt a catch can on roof would work....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on June 28, 2017, 10:44:05 PM
could you not build a larger sump with extra baffles  and only put the same amount of oil in it .....???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2017, 09:54:25 AM
Gated sump will work as has solved on Westfield....just not a 5 min job on fd to change as subframe has to come down....looking for a solution to tide me over til rebuild time.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: kev-yorks on June 29, 2017, 03:42:24 PM
Have you considered a vitron flap valve? You could easily DIY one to sit where the filler extension pipe bolts on.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2017, 04:00:47 PM
Im seriously considering a check valve there....closes on reverse flow...so if lifted by surge shuts...plus i stared at engine today and done a little drawing of a catch tank i can fabricate out of dairy tube at work which will sit along my strut brace to allow a fall to filler neck...so if it does surge can then drain back.
Its gotta breathe as dont wanna blow out my new sump sealant lol....which is my concern with a check valve as exiting a right hander at combe on throttle surges closes valve and blow by pressure blows sump seal or summit else in engine...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: kev-yorks on June 29, 2017, 04:40:46 PM
I might look at doing this myself tbh. Though i'd be inclined to go real basic and sandwich a vitron membrane with stainless mesh above it at the joint. Drill out the centre of the membrane 5mm or so and segment it into four so it looked similar to a gun sight reticle. The mesh above will stop it opening up during blow-by and gravity will assist any oil that does bypass to open the flaps and facilitate a rapid drain.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2017, 04:57:50 PM
I need summit soon 28th july next on track...if weather dodgy be in fd....gonna do some more googling tonight...maybe orifice check valve big flow down baffled flow up like you suggest...and my top mounted catch tank....when its being rebuilt invest in a baffled sump and front plate oil return...
Thanks for your help.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2017, 08:02:03 PM
Right have a plan....checkvalve in oil filler neck...penny washer removal....drill breather holes through it...and fabricate my top mount oil catch  tank with return to filler neck.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2017, 07:48:41 PM
heres the mock up to see if fits and boonet will shut which it will....2.5" T in thinwalled dairy pipe...will have caps on end and 3 ports ...2 at the front so under braking force to front capped chambers and back down pipes to filler neck....breather will be on top left hand side feeding pipe to rear of car....aint pretty but massive capacity and is a gravity fed oil catch return to filler neck and cost zero!!!how i like it!!!....welded up soon...will be cable tied to strut brace...(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170701_191332_zpsdofhq1jz.jpg)

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2017, 07:59:20 PM
vent port at top of pipe on left ...only 2 left handers at Combe....gonna name mod "Boosted;s big burge pipe"
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 10:23:00 AM
in other news little eunos finished and been fully roadtested so now up for sale, wish i could keep cracking little car.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s%20pecial/20170702_060620_zpsbv3nsbaz.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 01:19:29 PM
Rotary Utopia ends ....it was good whilst it lasted....ha ha.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 02:51:06 PM
Usual pre flight checks....massive fuel leak again..its not the return fuel pipes this time been there done that...4k shutdown tomoz job..uim off jobby.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 06:02:50 PM
Well took the uim off nothing obvious....my previous fuel return  repair good....weird...primed but no leak...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 07:29:49 PM
B56tard....fixed now....shoulda woulda coulda sat in garden with a beer.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2017, 09:33:15 PM
To put some meat on bone replaced fuel return hose n clips whilst apart as couldnt see anything else wrong....think jubilees issues instead of hose clip which it know has....ran upto to temp leak free....glad that happened on drive and not at combe.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2017, 11:21:34 AM
Well in bits again but back on Burge issue....
took off my aftermarket filler neck..Gb re speed or summit from googling....well it dont work....its got a baffle plate inside and looking at nipples ( oh matron) 1 is restricted....messed about with a trial Penny washer mod....free flow down blocked up but will block down as well as hole gets smaller in diameter in centre iron....and yep stuck my pinky in the oil filler hole on centre iron...and got it stuck...5 mins with my finger hurting big time..everytime i tried to pull it out finger throbbed more... had to push it in real hard and bend to get it out... :violent1:

ive come to conclusion its not goona stop it shooting up pipe...when you see how restricted penny washer is and the small opening of nipples gotta be a massive force...that im binning check valve idea and penny washer and ensure the return to sump works and there is enough oil in the system so the pick up is always covered. been thinking restriction now im thinking let it do but when it does let it get back in the sump as quick as possible....like i said due to the surface tension of oil my penny washer is actually hanging the oil up in filler tube...???
might all be baloney but Clives solved it by return to sump....tweaked the filler stopper but concerned this will hang the oil up in catch tank???
few piccys...while Photobucket still lets me....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170704_182213_zpsmuz6xkkc.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170704_182113_zpsm0gnmtdy.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170704_172513_zpsv3jwcavs.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170704_171500_zpstoit5tx7.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170704_171453_zpswiqx7kay.jpg)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 06, 2017, 03:44:34 AM
Woohoo finished the burge pipe and i made a check valve....flip flop with decisions...but give it a go...photos to follow.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 06, 2017, 06:29:32 AM
here they are fitted soon....need a sleep first...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170706_012238_zpsasgxnbn1.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170706_012222_zpsz23yiigm.jpg)
 Oil should lift and close off hopefully...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170706_011526_zpsfqgwmnun.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170705_234133_zpsrjulfzqy.jpg)
got my mate todo the tig work....hes very good...We call him Albert as hes ex Navy....during the war....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170706_011519_zpspfeyfvwr.jpg)
top breather is extended inside and baffled.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 06, 2017, 08:03:53 AM
Well with the work and the thinking cap :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 05:27:54 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170707_152620_zpsvi9trgk4.jpg)
give it ago.....its in...ran breather to old catch can at mo see if any oil ends up in there...cable tied atmo till know it works....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 07, 2017, 09:19:10 PM
Daft question but have you thought of using a pump to return the excess oil too the dump? I know some people use them on there turbos where a gravity drain to the sump isn't feasible


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 09:20:29 PM
Yes mate...i got 1 suitable in ebay watching...it this fills up and dont drain back putting a pump in.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 07, 2017, 09:23:08 PM
Would this problem still occur with a dry sumo setup?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 09:24:01 PM
No it wouldnt but about 3k to go dry sump!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 07, 2017, 09:27:33 PM
Obviously not saying get a dry sump lol, just never looked into these things. Drag cars don't suffer from this stuff as all oil goes backwards when going forwards lol straight too the oil pickup


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 09:31:04 PM
I dont trust the oil pressure sensor in my westy...i dont think its reacting fast enough to warm me sucking air...i have another pressure sensor to plumb in to a  led red light....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2017, 06:53:00 AM
here this pump i found Grant....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-Gear-Pump-Turbo-Oil-Fuel-Diesel-Transfer-Scavenge-Replace-Rear-Mount/262150839763?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 08, 2017, 03:40:00 PM
Looks good to me, I prefer the idea of being able to control something rather than relying on gravity

Turn pump on, oil be gone


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2017, 03:54:36 PM
Yep but 50 squids and im tight lol...2nd press switch on westy cost nada....lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 15, 2017, 01:13:40 PM
well ive booked a trackday at Combe for the 5th of august for the rx7 ( 28th Westy) with the Mitsubishi Lancer Register.....and need me some pads for the AP 6 pots...as i dont like the feel of the EBC blue stuff....horrible shaking for 3 to 4 laps before settling in but my god looking at 200 to 300 quid for Ferrodo and Mintex.... :'(

should be fun playing with mega horsepower evos.....suspect my left indicator will be in use alot ha ha...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 17, 2017, 01:38:27 PM
Fuel leak back....just what i need after getting up from nights after working all weekend....raaaa..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 17, 2017, 01:43:21 PM
Wont be doing today....too grumpy from nightshift....i wanna kick the old pile of junk....we were supposed to go on a v power fuel run.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 17, 2017, 02:08:28 PM
I got the right hump now....looked at technical manual....looks ike primary injector seal....and a right fiddly mare of a job...thats tomoz only day off ruined....nights makes me a grumpy old man....need summit to kick.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 17, 2017, 04:39:36 PM
Had a nap...feeling better now...willdo tomoz.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 01:50:51 PM
Day of misery for me....
Uim off....staring at injectors...my rats nest has been modified with a relocated wing mounted soleniod pack so rather complicated.....speak to Clive....poss primary injector....seal....then find fuel primary hose jubilee buried under rats nest loose....get a good few turns onit....well ill put back together and see if i get lucky....no fuel leak...atmo...go for a drive boost leak noise flat power above 5000 rpm....check ic uim and elbow all good n tight...sounds like a big boost leak.....walked away at mo....gets to 13psi and then whoosh....boost goes 5psi then comes back....waiting to cool down me and car and take it all off again....goona lift the uim and reseat positive didnt disturb any hoses...donk.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 02:44:02 PM
All off then back on again...sweat dripping off my nose.. .found nothing other than tiny nick in elbow o ring...sealed the join with hylomar....if it aint a leak ive disturbed summit but defo sounds like boost leak not control....ill let the sealant go off for a bit.....weird.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 03:46:01 PM
Nope....well introduced a fault...no 2nd turbo....boost til 4000 ish then whosh ...5psi far too hot todo anything about it now...and back on 12 hr days tomoz....have todo some reading up...
No fuel leak though....ha ha.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 04:34:08 PM
This cars got a poltergeist controlling it today....i got 6bar of oil pressure on the defi gauge and the engine aint running....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 05:00:10 PM
start the day with a fuel leak and end up with no 2nd turbo and a duff oil pressure trasducer....the defi transducer has gone screwy.... 6bar 1 minute then beeping its head off saying no oil pressure the next....and the engines not even even running.....its one of those days....down tools and have a cold beer....my defi gauge is overheating over pressured and the hammer gauge is racked up to 11!!!! if i was 8 yrs old ago that airfix would have been smashed tobits by now.....with age comes maturity....

what a day chasing my tail.

time to walk away and chuck some holy water on it and come back friday for round 2....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 06:37:12 PM
And i forgot my wedding aniversary....broke car in the dog house.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 06:37:21 PM
And i forgot my wedding aniversary....broke car in the dog house.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 06:52:36 PM
125 quid for a defi oil pressure sensor.....shoot me now ...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 07:35:31 PM
well this plus aftermarket solenoid set is...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/vacuum_hose_diagramfd_zpsxphw7atk.jpg)
This...ha ha
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170718_113217_zpsampn52js.jpg)

think its the charge relief valve as making boost til 4000 rpm ish then boost dies and its very loud whoshing noise so boost escaping....

I thought i may have crossed turbo pre control and wastegate control plugs on solenoids but physically followed lines to plugs and then to wire colour codes so ruled that out too as correct.
 
have to take the uim of friday and fathom out whats broke...vac lines look good suspecting elecy connections from old plugs onto aftermarket harness.

and i thought i was experiencing severe oil slosh at Combe last outing as defi oil gauge was flickering all over the place but no pressure transducer screwy so that puts my mind at rest bearings where getting oil.

onwards and upwards it will be summit simple ive disturbed no doubt. :violent1: :violent1: :violent1: :violent1: :violent1: :violent1: :violent1:

tried to post and server crash error.....sit on my hands time lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2017, 07:42:32 PM
and a close up.....
 ;)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170718_113211_zpsvydje0yt.jpg)

ps. my photobucket seems to working.... :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2017, 07:28:38 PM
and a close up.....
 ;)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170718_113211_zpsvydje0yt.jpg)

ps. my photobucket seems to working.... :P
Just look at that rats nest!! Bloody aweful, I think you have got an infestation, I suggest you burn it with fire, lots of fire


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2017, 07:29:16 PM
Itching to crack on and fix it found a fantastic trouble shooting guide...only disconected a few lines so the 2 check valves on uim are first suspects....
New oil pressure sensor on its way...
And i need fuel still...used it all up testing....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2017, 07:45:31 PM
Its transitioning from 1st turbo to 2nd and then boff no boost....just a loud whoosing noise so venting  boost....i took the pipes off for the pressure tank at the check valve....disturbed nothing on the charge control lines...so before i take the uim off again remove the check valves and check em....but i gotta weld up my mate corsa first on friday...lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 21, 2017, 09:26:16 AM
Well up early thanks to the cats....wanting feeding at 5.00am...so armed with freshly read info...ran upto temp and then switched , removal of strut brace and top mount oil catch tank....confirm vacuum in vacuum tank and pressure in pressure tank....all lines on uim secure no splits....charge control actuator is pulling in....so weld up this crappy corsa for a mate and take the uim off....
Im heading straight for the aftermarket soleniod pack flying leads where they connect to the original plugs as ive already checked all the pipelines and its already siliconed. And the crimp spades are corroded up....need to follow the lines to the corresponding coil and see if makes sense with fault....
Wish me luck. It was fine before i took the uim off so not a failure...ive disturb something....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 21, 2017, 09:30:35 AM
Oh and every cloud silver lining...just as well failed....whilst under car spotted main actuator hose only on by 5mm....had nearly blown itself off...so just as well made me crawl under there as wouldve been very fast for 3 secs....then expired....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 21, 2017, 04:04:01 PM
no rats nest fun for me today....done in from welding up a crusty rusty 98 S Corsa automatic... :love4:  plus its pissing down so prob do more harm than good.... :violent1:
theres always tomorrow  :P
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 22, 2017, 11:29:21 AM
Fixed....im a HORSE of a man! La la la doppity doo dar woppity do...
Also bought a new defi oil press. Transducer from yee har land and arrived  in 48hrs....duly fitted and that working as well....got stung for 25 quid customs....well they delivered it and then left me a voicemail......does this go to the usa or uk? If its the uk they can whistle along with Boris to there hearts content.....if its good enough for Boris then its good enough for Horseman....


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2017, 01:29:13 PM
On the bright side you will have a wedding anniversary next year so it's not all that bad


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: rote8 on July 22, 2017, 06:07:22 PM
Anyone want to lay odds he misses the anniversary next year as well.  :nono: :violent1:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 22, 2017, 06:15:23 PM
Ha ha..10 yrs next year.....ive also booked a trackday on her birthday weekend...opps.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on July 23, 2017, 11:57:30 AM
Been away for a couple of weeks and just caught up with this Jon.

Some real highs and lows in there! Missing a wedding anniversary though  :nono: - but at least you are still alive  ;)

Well done for your perseverance  in sorting out those pesky issues  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 23, 2017, 12:06:40 PM
Lol...never work on a car after getting up from nightshift...still not 100% sure what is was....and not related to taking uim off...just a coincidence.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 26, 2017, 02:16:44 PM
Well overnight koyo rad from Mrp! Cheers Clive...big time...looks like a defo goer...#cable tie life....up from nights again straight in da garage planet rock blaring..made some brackets blind last night at work should suffice.woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 26, 2017, 07:38:53 PM
Rads in plumed up....mad dash to merlin....re route twin induction filter to allow ic to fit...looks good.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 26, 2017, 09:08:08 PM
All good...til fan fell off on test drive....lol...saved it...those clips you can get are shite...had to bumble home off boost to keep temp down....nice 82 deg c nailing it on pulls...85 deg idling...enough for today ill put the fan back on tomoz...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 26, 2017, 09:35:41 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170726_193355_zpsiftwx03r.jpg)
R3 Koyo Rad in V position in FD :sign0098:

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got 1 bracket to make bodged with st/st cable tie...and need to remount my fan....


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 07:57:10 AM
well a little story....whilst working on my car i was destracted by an zoossh noise followed by a bump and thack noise...i neck jerked round to the noise to see something hurtling to the ground....so i walked around to neighbours drive to see Pigeon and a Hawk. Hawk had dived bombed pigeon and taken it down with a thump....Hawk saw me and flew off, pretty big bird defo can move....then my cats came out well 3 of em....so Mr Percy was rescued to a box to save him from death from my Cat....Mr 1 tooth.....
so Percy has bad wing but looks ok...hes on his feet and cooing but cant fly..... .now hes in a box with some water and bread in the dining room....what the hell do i do with him....( no im not making a pie).....
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Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 08:00:10 AM
I thinbk from google images Hawk was a Marsh Harrier....he was big...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 09:37:33 AM
Fan fixs x2 and some decent brackets made....ran up all good...pushing some coolant out after topping off this morning....got an occaional hunting 850 to 1100rpm..poss so air still in throttle body ways or summit will see after abit of running.  Comes up to 85deg c fan on and stays on at 85degc occassionally dipping to 84degc and cutting fan out....used to rapidly cool on the fan we will have to see.....right brakes now...track day tomoz....westy ready but feeling the fd!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on July 27, 2017, 12:18:01 PM
Flipping 'eck Jon,  :)) FD fixer and wildlife rescuer  :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 12:26:29 PM
Lol....cant find anybody to help Percy.....with 7 cats here hes liven in hell....
New pads in rear.....gonna have to keep an eye on fronts more worn than i thought....60% hopefully source of judder is shims dead made some more outta st/st...fingers x.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 02:39:17 PM
Poor Percy nobody want to help...tried these animal welfare places no interested...common Pigeon if he was a newt or a bat theyd all be barmy over it...
Wife has a cunning plan to take to her mothers as theres no cats there...
Road test all good after some left foot breaking to speed up the bedding in...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on July 27, 2017, 09:37:07 PM
Have a good day tomorrow Jon, hope all goes well  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 27, 2017, 09:38:20 PM
Cheers mate...fingers x lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: GAVBEY on July 28, 2017, 05:47:56 AM
awsome dude! this is a great build! Glad to see you use the car as mazda always intended :D Keep up the good work
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 28, 2017, 09:08:37 AM
Well with excellent FD Radiator news and Percy news, it looks like both have escaped the clutches of death  ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2017, 09:09:08 AM
Boom boom...lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 28, 2017, 06:34:00 PM
Well not the day i planned.....when i was on track its was awesome ....staying with to race boxsters easily and staying intouch with a 911 turbos s new 1! he had me on the straights but  i managed to stay intouch by catching up in bends.

BUT frikin oil surge...spent alot of time in the pits cleaning up oil.

Had a Chat at lunchtime with Clive when i was basically ready to set fire to it and followed his advice junked the check valve....better but still 4 laps filling and blasting out all over engine bay and smoking so retire to pits and clean up.

New rad was awesome 82degC everytime i looked...

got 75 litres of super duper going spare....lol

in my desperation shoved a knotted rag in oil filler before lunch and removing checkvale.....messed up the breathing....shes puffing smoke ocassionally on idle now, so Ive got to run it to clear that out or ive damaged the engine possibly...at 3pm i quit and went chatting and spectating.....

mmmmm is how i sum up the day...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: GAVBEY on July 28, 2017, 10:10:38 PM
Ahh not so good dude,

I sent my irons to a engine building company for them to be lapped... they cam back skimmed rough like a cylinder head.
I tried to smooth it all down as much as possible. it lasted 2k of fast road and track before enough was enough. the full oil control ring was chromed not just 0.5mm of the edge haha.

It knockhill coming to the hairpin in over run it would build up smoke in vaccume. exiting the hairpin it was like a smoke screen. no oil on track but the amount of smoke was so bad that they had to black flag me. they said the only reason was the couldnt see the bottom corner once i left it. naturaly when on boost there was no smoke.. blowby or what :D haha

Have you looked into the check valves that plum into your exhaust? Work like the venturi effect. when driving the exhaust pulls out any oil vapour and causes a vac in your "crank case"  maybe worth a try.  does it smoke on ovr run or boost? Posible turbos?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 29, 2017, 08:39:22 AM
Is it time too drain it back how clive does?

Off topic, how much do you think a rolling chassis mx5 NC is worth? Asking for a friend...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: neil_jdmr on July 29, 2017, 08:57:06 AM
Well not the day i planned.....when i was on track its was awesome ....staying with to race boxsters easily and staying intouch with a 911 turbos s new 1! he had me on the straights but  i managed to stay intouch by catching up in bends.

BUT frikin oil surge...spent alot of time in the pits cleaning up oil.

Had a Chat at lunchtime with Clive when i was basically ready to set fire to it and followed his advice junked the check valve....better but still 4 laps filling and blasting out all over engine bay and smoking so retire to pits and clean up.

New rad was awesome 82degC everytime i looked...

got 75 litres of super duper going spare....lol

in my desperation shoved a knotted rag in oil filler before lunch and removing checkvale.....messed up the breathing....shes puffing smoke ocassionally on idle now, so Ive got to run it to clear that out or ive damaged the engine possibly...at 3pm i quit and went chatting and spectating.....

mmmmm is how i sum up the day...

Never good to hear problems Jon and fingers crossed everything is fine after a good run.  Do you have a catch can? I was spraying oil everywhere until i fitted one and i realise it doesnt solve the problem but at least it catches it. Tbh the last few trackdays i ran i kept the oil level well below half and that resolved 99% of the oil surge but again not really a fix.

Do excessive not make baffled sumps? I was sure i was starting to look into them before i took mine of the road.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 08:58:58 AM
Nc are getting cheap mate whilst nb are stagnating and na are rising ....i sold for my wifes friend an 06 1800 with a blown zetec init...( its a ford engine in mk3)... for a grand.
So if its stripped rolling shell...not alot mate...few hundred???. If hes after a rolling shell for a project buy a blown 1 and strip and sell the ancilliaries and get a free shell at the end...?

Car wise smoke on braking b4 bend so overun was after i shoved the rag in oil filler in desperation....no smoke from exhaust before...but easily confused with oil escaped from catch tank breather and all over right hand side chassis burning off externally on exhaust...
Ive been going at it the wrong way trying to baffle the oil filler tube....its got to Breath...else all i do is increase the pressure and then the velocity of the oil being carried...
I need to run it up today and hopefully clear the oil from the exhaust ...if it doesnt ive damaged an oil control ring or summit...as it stands at mo im getting on idle the occasional puff of blue smoke for 5 secs ish...so hopefully just oil in the oil...ic been off and pretty clear no oil in there ...so dont think my tubbys....
Its got worse seen the sumps been resealed? Which makes me think excessive blowby on boost...but on road no oil in catch tank? Its a track thing on semi slicks...
Yep Clives return defo needs doing...or i need a old bed sheet every trackday to mop it all up.
Gonna find a secluded layby latter and rev it with oil filler cap off and see what comes out filler...wont be generating boost but should give me and idea of pressure in the sump.
Bitter sweet really the laps i got were mega everything else is on point...brakes handling temps dialed in lovely...
Gotta say the Marshalls were great i explained i was having issues and asked them to black flag me if they saw smoke etc and we did this 4 times so they were very accomadating instead of just throwing me off...lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 09:08:14 AM
Hi Neil, its nice to know this is an rx7 issue and not just me ha ha...
This session was with a redesigned top mounted catch tank feeding the original catch tank in the top left of bulkhead....it literally blew through to 2nd can and out the breather down the back of the bulkhead all over chassis and exhaust and back tyre...i put a check valve in oil filler which in theory should shut off the surge and then open to breathe and drain...it made it worse....car has an re speed baffle oil filler as well....thing is not a lot of oil 500ml but it goes everywhere..
I too ran lower oil but on 1 corner at combe power right hander after essess chicane im seeing oil pressure fluctuations so needs to be half way at least..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 12:03:36 PM
Update:

Been out for a lenghty drive with some 3rd and 4th gear pulls, cruising in traffic and a stop in a layby idling....not a hint of smoke from exhaust.

Checked the oil level before setting off 1/2 on dipstick pulled over in layby after good drive and 2nd catch tank with the breather filter sodden with oil...check oil level about 20 times....and at half on dipstick!  so old oil in system been carried out whilst breathing..me thinks...should woulda coulda cleaned it all out i suppose....

so back running perfect on the road.

I gotta say this drive i just had was pure motoring Nivarna probably the best drive ive had in the FD, traffic lights green rh lanes on dual carriageways clear all topped off by some nice west country fast flowing a and b roads whistling by normal people in there mpv's laden with topboxes and bicyles.  Yesterday Ebay today the sunset lol...The pendulum swing of Rotary ownership strikes again.

so what do we do, redesign oil catch system etc ....Got a Trackday next saturday....think ill take the Westy and try not to blow it up..... :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 12:09:07 PM
Oh and forgot did as Clive said and removed oil cap and some good hard hand revs at throttle body....tiny whiff of oil smoke nothing else...

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 29, 2017, 05:10:42 PM
Here we go Jon, as promised

All done with 1/2 id heater hose (13mm) except for the No 1 "exhaust which is 8mm id 

Number 3 is the only vent from the engine and Number 4 is the pipe that would drop the oil back in the engine if any oil actually gets into the can.

With number 1 and 2 being exhausts the idea is to have more outlet than inlet volume so no pressure builds in the can.

As you know I'm running a stock un-baffled sump with a restricter in the lower filler tube which is low enough to stop the oil washing over the centre iron from going back up the filler neck, then for good measure a piece of fuel tank foam is poked under the cap to let the fumes "breath" but restrict oil if it gets high enough to get up the neck.

Lastly only fill to the half way mark on the stick.

So far I've been to Snetterton, Brands and the worst one of all for surge, Castle Coombe with no issues at all after 4 or 5 different variations of can and breather sytems this one WORKS .

Hope this helps   


     
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 05:14:02 PM
So 1 and 2 go where Clive to the bank of the car?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 29, 2017, 06:08:06 PM
Whoops, yes my "James Bond" oil pipes run all the way under the car and exit under the rear bumper valence .

This is so if any oil does get out down the outlets it won't get on the rear tyres 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 29, 2017, 06:08:41 PM
Cool thanks.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 03:10:45 PM
well im annoyed nobody has enquired about Percy, no wildlife rescue is interested...hes just vermin....but a life is a life....hes been eating bird seed and water in his cardboard Avairy....and trying to get out....tomoz on the Whitehorse is release day....unsure if hes gonna fly away but he will be released up there in a secluded spot and have to see what happens...natural selection i suppose....

well last night lend in bed thinking about my side seals....are they blowing by on boost...are my Oil control rings shot....

well did the bonnet up stare point scratch head for awhile then removed everything and decided todo a test for blowby....
ala 2 pipes from filler nipples into water bottle with a slit cut in the side so cap off big vent to atmosphere...warmed up on drive quick spin out on local roads 30 plus pulls to 13psi and redline in 2 and 3....cruise home....

now these are pipes that have been used for yonks so poss some oil on the inside surface....this is what i got.....
Tiny amount teaspoon max....this has got to ok? right  :sign0085: its a bit frothy tiny amount....... :sign0085:

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and Percys house,,,,
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 03:18:46 PM
Ive looked where Clives got his oil return.....im on twins bloody pipes everywhere....in fact theres zero room in my engine bay...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 30, 2017, 04:49:04 PM
Ive looked where Clives got his oil return.....im on twins bloody pipes everywhere....in fact theres zero room in my engine bay...
Single turbski time lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 04:53:17 PM
With no lag like my twins? 

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 04:59:14 PM
Clive where did you get your catch tank?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on July 30, 2017, 07:52:03 PM
Brise custom made it for me to fit in the available space, damn thing has cost a fortune as from memory it was modded twice after being initially made in the search for a breather system that actually worked.

http://www.brise.co.uk/Special-Fabrications.html

Seriously, we had fancy baffle plates and all sorts of things going on but now its just an empty tank, so you should be able to get a standard catch can and just weld a couple more inlets and outlets     
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 07:55:34 PM
Yes mate the fact your vent comes outta top of filler cap big bore pipe im off to Merlin tomoz with car and offer some up tanks in that position...its more oil/ air seperator with the foam and big pipe than catch tank...i was going at it completely the wrong way try to suppress flow....cow horns removed from my car lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on July 30, 2017, 07:58:24 PM
Today i was expecting to fill the bottle with oil and have a significant blowby issue but i havent ..woohoo

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: GAVBEY on July 31, 2017, 04:53:17 AM
Is it time for a single tub yet? Currently im using a BWs362SXE, 68mm wheel. spools fairly decent 1 bar by 3.5k Easily. i track mine allot. id recommend it for sure!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2017, 05:51:12 PM
Been a fun few days went to Merlin Motorsport and Pirtex...and i have gione big breather set up...2 Litre OBQ catch can vented 1/2in pipe long up and out bonnet vent so if it chucks oil on my windscreen i know to go in the pits...it aint going underneath the car now...ran both 1/4 nipples out of filler neck ( drilled out big) to small catch tank then fed via 1/2in nipple onto 1/2 pipe back across strut brace into OBQ tank...Then 90 1/2 swivel Nipple from filler cap to OBQ cap so gert big venting...these rise from filler neck before dropping into catch tank the only place i could find for the big tank...there is a metre of pipe from the vent and about 3 metres in the routing....Idea being hopefully big enough vents now that the oil cant be carried but if it does there big enough reservoirs to catch it all....1 eye will be on the defi Oil pressure gauge!!!!
Pela pump and & 7 litres of oil in the back of the shogun....Fd is set on half way in dipstick....zero smoke from exhaust...underneath cleaned again of all oil....Foam like Clives in filler neck to act as oil seperator.....time will tell....aint getting cleaned....
90deg elbow means i have to undue StrutBrace to get oil filler cap off :violent1:
Brad the apprenctice is coming..hes oil pressure watcher....hope he likes my wheels....
roll on saturday...
no return to front plate or sump just not enough time back on shift tomoz...if this dont work we burn any car!!!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 01, 2017, 07:01:20 PM
You can get a turbo to do exactly what you want, to match the twins and give more hp if you needed.

As we've chatted before it's an expense but worth the investment in my eyes.

I bet you could stay out on track longer with a single tub.

With a single tub you could use a combination of parts to make the turbo do what you want. I reckon a bwsx200 would be good for 300hp using a larger turbine housing to give you more top end but also spool really quick, however if a bs366 can give you 10psi by 3500 rpm your onto a winner. They're cheap too. That turbo is capable of near 650hp on a rotary.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2017, 07:07:17 PM
When its rebuilt will be tubby time....360...i liked the twins at 16psi! That was fun lol....your knowledge will be utilised fully mate as i aint got a scooby doo ....Combe test mule atmo.
Gonna have me some fun sat with some evos...hopefully fingers legs n arms crossed!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2017, 07:22:13 PM
Would 90 dB be a problem with single? Im currently at 94....really wanna try Thruxton circuit but a totally daft 90 dB...my Colt makes 88dB !

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on August 02, 2017, 07:53:51 AM
Jon, 90dba is possible with a re-packable rear silencer. I had my FD system custom made to produce 95dba (mid silencer and re-packable rear).
That had a 4" down pipe which contributed to the noise a little.
Your 'big' oil venting system will work. It's similar to the system I ended up with, 1/2" elbow from top of oil filler cap using 1/2" pipe to a 1litre vented tank. One of the lower original outlet in the filler neck using 10mm pipe went to the same vented tank and the second original filler neck outlet using 10mm pipe went to a 1/2 litre vented tank.
Ran this at various track sessions with no oil in either tank. I used clear pipe from the 1/2" elbow and had no visible oil residue.

Good luck   
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 02, 2017, 08:39:11 AM
Sweet cheers Chris...i was looking for clear hose just couldnt find any locally...nearly ended up with garden hose til i went to Pirtek.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 06:38:22 PM
Yep all sweet today...no smoke and no oil mess....took out 2.5litres outta the catch tank throughout the day mind! Noticed some understeering and 888 front left went low press and wont pump up with elecy plug generator as broke the bead. .it was half 3  so  put the front road tyres on....hilarious....no steering and brakes completey overwhelmed them soloaded up onto trailer and went n watched....good day...got overtaken once all day by a well sorted evo 10 dog box caged fresh build very nice....tried to stay with him but just got messy...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 06:40:00 PM
Vids to follow...overtook alot of cars.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 08:00:33 PM
Only got 3 vids....goo poo strikes again...ill do em tomoz im hanging ....mmm sell my westy and  go single with fresh rebuild and cage.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 06, 2017, 09:18:13 AM
Only got 3 vids....goo poo strikes again...ill do em tomoz im hanging ....mmm sell my westy and  go single with fresh rebuild and cage.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2017, 11:24:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZHLZLi87Mc
only car to overtake me all day...being smooth then nah f45k it try and stay with...lol.

well good day in general...summarise no oil smoke but pushed out 2.5L in total throughout day so about 200 to 250ml per session.

Had some understeer issues on and off...tyre pressures checked and all ok then preflight checks in pits found front left flat....the bead had broken on the rim again and elecy pump no chance to seal up....so stuck the front road tyres on Avon Zv5'sss hilariously dangerous....locking on brakes and massive understeer so retired for the day about 3.30 and watched.

Catch tank set up needs some work but happy..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on August 06, 2017, 04:41:45 PM

Catch tank set up needs some work but happy..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 13, 2017, 03:47:06 PM
new tyres time?

well had the 888 taken of the rim on the front and the tyre bead is chewed up so that tyre is dead....LOL...well time to fit 4 new 1 little confession...ive been using the 888s that came with the car....ahem....very old and cracked and dried out but im cheap....

so i have Clives rear A048s 265 35 18s to fit on the rear..(hopefully they dont rub as my arches are rolled) but i need to chose some fronts...A048s are out of the question...too much and not readily available...so its Ad08rs or r888r...but which do i go for....i wnat the better tbh and when the rears wear out ill match then....currently 225/40/18 on front will 235/40/18 fit? front lips are not rolled...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: C J R on August 13, 2017, 08:31:16 PM
Jon, I ran 235/40 18 front R888 and 275/35 18 rears R888. Arches were rolled, but the 235 fitted without rolling arches. Cannot remember the offset as that will influence tyre position in the arch.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 13, 2017, 08:35:24 PM
Yep i got offset written done at home ( on nights)...cool gonna get r888r for front i think 235 40 18....been getting tad understeer.
Have to see if rears touch looks like theres room...et40 and et43 i think...but not sure on front or rear....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 13, 2017, 08:45:01 PM
Used 888s for years no issues so stick with what i know for front...
Avon zv5s front 888s rear on track is fun ....not lol....so much understeer...its was like the front of the car was on castors ....Brad my passenger really didnt like it lol.... off opp North to get his mx5 track car tomoz....and hes out with us at forge first go...looking for a experienced tracker to coach him for 2 sessions if anybody fancys it...hes a good sensible kid...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2017, 06:16:14 PM
Well funny ol day....Brad was supposed to check over his mx5 but no show as sleepin off the friday night drink...when he did show looking like a dogs dinner i sent him of with a list of parts / jobs he needs to do b4 tracking as i gave it a looksee.....onto the fd ive modifield my filler neck up in height and width....in fact the filler cap is now level with the bottom of the bonnet...frikin fiddly routing though ic piping and allowing access for dipstick...reverted back to 1 1/2 in breather to catchtank right at the top of new filler neck..2 breathers now out of catchtank..hoping now oil dont make it all the way to the nipple...half way up filler neck fuel foam to catch the oil as air passes through....went for a blast and defi oil pressure gauge alarming at 0 on way back so new sensor duff...always something....still aint sorted any tyres for front yet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 21, 2017, 04:50:24 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170820_144334_zpsu9ftqqco.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170820_144505_zpsknvmkyyz.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170820_144615_zpskznapwzc.jpg)

new filer neck design...cut the old 1 in half and joined up with samco hoses....if it works i.e oil filler neck now massive so oil falls out of air as velocity decreases and falls back to sump....or at least limits the amount reaching catch tank. now breathing on 1 half inch nipple scope to add another....longterm...get the design made up in alloy if works as well awhere oil rots silicone other time...

and in other news have a Mazda mk1 Eunos s special type 1 to pick up...in laguna blue mazzive mot fail sheet to work through...but a fantastic special edition in a great colour...probably keep this 1 for myself....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on August 21, 2017, 07:12:32 PM
Good work, when do you get to try it out again.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 21, 2017, 08:12:06 PM
Got 2 sessions at Combe at Forge...but hoping weather good so can give the Westy a run...and then possibly 15th sept. 8th going to Thruxton but in mx5 due to noise.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2017, 01:30:39 PM
How do you have room for all these toys?? Lucky bugger lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 22, 2017, 01:36:38 PM
Double garage....house situated in cul de sac....in block paved off street set up...room for 7 cars  but there all bangers well most of em..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 22, 2017, 03:12:13 PM
Bangers = projects lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 22, 2017, 03:15:28 PM
Theyre all projects....westys got 2mm of dust onit...coltie blown gearbox...scooby rusty arches and bonnet laquer 80% missing...FD continuos maintenance...whats next....trailer n shogun all good though ha ha..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 22, 2017, 03:18:24 PM
Thing is had nicy shiny cars...too scared to track em and cant leave em anywhere they get door dented by morons...my mint r33 gtr was a nightmare just couldnt take it anywhere for fear of damage or worse.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 23, 2017, 02:46:45 AM
Totally understand. When I had my FD, I was terrified too leave it anywhere. Spent some much time on the paint work etc that I didn't want anyone ruining it, I was actually relieved as much as saddened when I sold it.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 23, 2017, 09:13:50 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170823_195228_zpsiyp6aouy.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170822_142712_zpsdfkkkazy.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170823_195243_zps3yfy3bwx.jpg)
new project arrives... :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 23, 2017, 10:45:50 PM
Nice, apart from the rust the rest seem to be very easy fixes


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 23, 2017, 10:48:25 PM
Been under...all minor apart from end of sills...proper rotten...fit my hand in the hole.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2017, 04:46:10 PM
Been playing with tyres today...measuring with sticks n straight edge....my rear et is 40 ...arches are rolled...but my 265 is close....and theyre actually 270mm...
Gonna have to chance it...
But sticking with 225 fronts...i know they fit and no power steering....and a little under steer keeps oversteer away.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2017, 06:38:46 PM
well my new defi oil pressure is infact a £11.99 oil pressure transducer from china on ebay.....and the us seller has sent me 1 free of charge but ive been stung with 25 quid duty.....anyways i no its 0.5 to 4.5v 1/8npt so i can buy a decent 1 as not gonna fit the replacement chinese shite... :violent1:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 26, 2017, 05:40:13 PM
Update: parked up atmo side of the house away from pesky kids playing football against it...need to get it to Tim at Rx motors for a sump baffle and i need todo a gearbox n diff change over winter...had a clean.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171126/8d540dfd8eb057293daac9c424c2ece5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171126/dcccc7f6e4a3393cf57a1d68d95d3e21.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 26, 2017, 08:36:11 PM
 :love4: Looks great in those pics Jon  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 26, 2017, 08:40:22 PM
Yeah looks red...not milky..gotta get a photo b4 water dries ha ha.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 29, 2017, 06:46:45 PM
Fd in bodyshop....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 30, 2017, 12:24:06 AM
Fd in bodyshop....

Err - why  ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2017, 06:38:27 AM
Clickbait...the fd headlight covers are finally being painted  red.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 30, 2017, 06:31:07 PM
 :violent1: :violent1: :nono: naughty  :) - and there'e me thinking you'd crashed it somewhere. Pleased to hear it's just some tarting up  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2017, 06:35:29 PM
Moi crash lol precision driver here rofl..have a good day tomoz!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 30, 2017, 07:35:02 PM
 ;D ;D Thanks Jon.

Planning to leave home in convoy with Ian Mothersole just before 6am to get to Brands Hatch just after 7am, weather permitting. it's just started snowing here, but should turn to rain overnight (I hope!).
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2017, 07:36:27 PM
Blimey lol...i sorned fd and westy today...have a good un fingers x its like it was here today...nice n bright and dry.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on November 30, 2017, 08:00:54 PM
;D ;D Thanks Jon.

Planning to leave home in convoy with Ian Mothersole just before 6am to get to Brands Hatch just after 7am, weather permitting. it's just started snowing here, but should turn to rain overnight (I hope!).

Sorry for the thread hyjack.

Malcolm, any chance of bringing your superduper camera, I'm running a different suspension set up and it would be great info if you could get some shots for me
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2017, 08:01:49 PM
Have a good day Clive.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 04, 2017, 06:01:50 PM
Got these to fit tomoz...painted vintage red for 50 squids(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171204/9264c043371df3088821cf727de22332.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2017, 11:52:56 AM
Well meehhh!..actually prefer white...there way to shiny shiny...not sure if a good match apparently 3 shades of nu vintage red...on my milky car the new covers look.
Anyways im a gumby mo fo today...couldnt sleep last night tired but wide awake...bloody hangover from nightshift...think i got to sleep at 4am...needed todo summit today as up at 5am for day shift tomoz..all i wanna do is sleep...
Anyways there in...best i can get with an aftermarket bonnet obstructed by gas struts and my home made pop up brackets...i look forward too mot headlight alignment time as ive moved them...but no rubbing...car would look lush painted but not on agenda atmo...drivers better than pass...off an another job...manual pop up switch fell through dash trim doh...not a job 4 today i tell thee.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/f0da48ce0f8d0c7e21feec7d82192eb9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/d3184818e54d9cc2ed819a510e304491.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/f7249e5b571d06413530de2c095426e0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/e00e4a027d9e0ba7f52ccd84d8f5c054.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/b41068ba95d735de1754b0b237d8d1eb.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 05, 2017, 12:36:19 PM
Hmmmm, they look nice, but do now show up the state of the rest of the paintwork.................. ;) :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2017, 12:39:54 PM
Yep...i concur....did get me thinking about restoring...road car...but then id just be following old git at 40mph and stopping at every roundabout despite nobody else there in my shiny red car...with my red face fuming....
Like i say bad mood grumpy today lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2017, 12:41:22 PM
Maybe i rough em up abit lol...how to age paint?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on December 05, 2017, 12:50:55 PM
then id just be following old git at 40mph and stopping at every roundabout despite nobody else there in my shiny red car...with my red face fuming....
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I'd try not to get in the way, honest  :'(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 05, 2017, 12:52:39 PM
Or me  ;) ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2017, 12:54:06 PM
Lol...i swear nobody can drive round here...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2017, 05:00:10 PM
Didnt have a sleep...got rid of my mood by grinding...dreaded rust. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/83aacf6603e9ace677584f4e8a706d6a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171205/8e57354ed373f5ef703c4469ac34cc5e.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Tjp8 on December 06, 2017, 11:42:48 AM
Headlight covers look loads better red, good work :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 06, 2017, 11:58:36 AM
Thanks mate

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 06, 2017, 09:25:46 PM
One day I might get the time too cut cars up and stick bits back on but for now, hotwheels tracks will have to do


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 07, 2017, 05:19:44 AM
Yeah shiftwork..as much as i hate it is does have some benefits....shift premium and more time off....but its 5.15 am and i got 12hr in the prawn factory in front of me...erghhh. but come 6pm off til monday night. I work in the prawn industry lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2017, 08:34:29 PM
Funny thing happened today...i may have got lucky...not used to it...theres bound to be summit wrong but after an hour check over cant seem to find anything...logged onto copart and the car i was after as a donor had risen sharply so i had a cheeky 1 bid on this and won...oops i thought so loaded up the Shogun and went n got it...rather nice 69k 1.8 vvt mx5 2.5 spec ed Arizona...cheap...got 4.1 torsen lsd..heated leather seat and mot til oct...i wont be breaking it for the seats and hood...cat n though. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/525f43ce84d6bc71059aed079e074d80.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/c6e0d4bce699e20ac92563d921fbbd0c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/a3cdc3b96c7f6582bb26776f12269b07.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/295bfc22e7f4cb5f33bd4dd390334ed5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/8a6fdd5aa240281138a93667ef65ca04.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 08, 2017, 08:37:27 PM
Carpet is a bit dirty  ;) ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2017, 08:46:17 PM
Blimin salvage yard just mud...fine silt type. Someones boots...got to jetwash Shogun n trailer and dropped a ratchet strap in puddle...well dodgy people buying cars and just driving straight onto road...mad.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 13, 2017, 04:47:29 PM
PPI. Payout...woohoo...not quite an rx7 rebuild but well half ha ha....started to realise being crap with money and partying in my 20s quite profitable in my 40s.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 13, 2017, 05:20:56 PM
Congrats, an unexpected bonus from your youth  ;) :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 13, 2017, 05:21:46 PM
Lol...got a few more in pipeline too...nice xmas surprise...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Essex2Visuvesi on December 14, 2017, 07:20:41 PM
PPI. Payout...woohoo...not quite an rx7 rebuild but well half ha ha....started to realise being crap with money and partying in my 20s quite profitable in my 40s.

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It's well worth investigating if you haven't already..... I got quite a substantial sum back
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2017, 07:41:50 PM
Yes ive done a few, these 2 are the last 1s old credit cards...had ppi on an old mortgage too...its been rather lucrative.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 06, 2018, 03:06:47 PM
Back from Oz. Flat battery. Jump pack on..vroom vroom..up to 84deg C.. drove around estate to clean brake rotors all good. Battery on charge but prob buy a new 1.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on January 06, 2018, 05:34:45 PM
Welcome back to the UK Jon. Must be a bit of a shock after the temps down in Oz  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 06, 2018, 06:38:07 PM
Its blimin freezing here...cant get warm and jet lagged to hell..just woke up only sat down on sofa  for a coffee...mad

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 07, 2018, 03:20:39 PM
Funny thing happened today...i may have got lucky...not used to it...theres bound to be summit wrong but after an hour check over cant seem to find anything...logged onto copart and the car i was after as a donor had risen sharply so i had a cheeky 1 bid on this and won...oops i thought so loaded up the Shogun and went n got it...rather nice 69k 1.8 vvt mx5 2.5 spec ed Arizona...cheap...got 4.1 torsen lsd..heated leather seat and mot til oct...i wont be breaking it for the seats and hood...cat n though. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/525f43ce84d6bc71059aed079e074d80.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/c6e0d4bce699e20ac92563d921fbbd0c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/a3cdc3b96c7f6582bb26776f12269b07.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/295bfc22e7f4cb5f33bd4dd390334ed5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171208/8a6fdd5aa240281138a93667ef65ca04.jpg)

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How much??

Iv been looking on there for an NC


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 07, 2018, 03:23:59 PM
Lol...600 for this 1...and 310 for the actual donor for the s special ive got to pick up tomoz as this 1 is to good to break. I have an account so if you find a nc...i can buy it for you.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 07, 2018, 03:24:44 PM
This1 donor(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180107/a5fda8a0af3817b747bbc683d9a2d97a.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 07, 2018, 03:25:49 PM
This is my 23rd mx5 / eunos lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2018, 07:17:55 AM
Can i please ask a few questions about water injection?

Thinking of getting a system on the FD.

wanting abitmore power outta the fd...Its been mapped by Carl and boost was 15psi creeping to 16psi...i only wanted 14psi and Carl suggested an orifice plate in the downpipe to midpipe join to create some back pressure and i done this and it works ive lowered boost to 13.5 psi.

Could just take this orifice plate out and have abit more power back...seems like a good chunk of power too, but was concerned with melting wastegate area and temps, the tune by Carl is a safe tune but obviuosly its maxed out for the twins....so adding water injection and removal of orifice plate im not gonna need another tune am i?...Ill lower EGTs and get that small chunk of power back?
Any wisdom greatly appreciated. :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 06:12:42 PM
Are you wanting to just run straight water?

There’s plenty of stuff around and fairly simple if your using a pump based one rather than say a system that uses the turbo boost too pressurise a tank like the system I have got in my shed

I’m not certain of this but if the IAT is lower due too the water injection will the ecu not correct that with more fuel?? Been a long long time since I talked about this stuff and apexi ecus. Lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 06:33:30 PM
I dont mate . Methanol is cheap enough on ebay...more interested in the knock protection of atomised water n lower egts...like to run on track as Carl mapped without worry about melting wastegate...i think Neil ran 16psi with water injection..maybe more...i only know what ive read online.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 06:46:46 PM
Best place I learned stuff on was the aqua mist forum. With you still having twins your not going to go pre turbo are you as the wouldn’t be ideal.

Not sure if you want to go pre or post intercooler?

Post is the most safe so there no risk of water pooling in the IC, however o don’t think you would get that anyway especially if you have a good quality IC and also purchase I good WI system.

I would say an aqua mist kit would be ideal. You should be able to get in touch with someone on the forum and get advice as too what kit you want and correct for your meeds


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 06:49:19 PM
WI will clean your engine nicely too


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 06:51:02 PM
Cheers mate ill check forum out...was gonna go on elbow b4 throttle body..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 06:52:22 PM
WI will clean your engine nicely too


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Yeah negate the shed loads of premix i stick in lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 06:59:15 PM
Yeh elbow is probably best place but not sure if there’s an ideal distance too locate so the water gets enough chance to absorb heat out of the air it is suspended in.

Also depends where there’s enough room too.

There was a lad on here called Sean that ran WI like you want too, just for the added safety net it gives without actually remapping the car to gain the benefits of the colder intake charge.

Not sure how aquamist trigger their systems but I would imagine they can be boost referenced using a Hobbs switch so it only comes on when your above say 7psi.

When does the second turbo kick in??


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:02:40 PM
4500 rpm not sure on psi..tend to look where im going lol...not at boost gauge ha ha.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:10:21 PM
Just had a quick nosey at aquamist. One I looked at issues PWM taking two different signals from the ecu which is then sent too a stand alone unit that works out what to send and when etc.

Not sure if that will work with an apexi as they don’t have any PWM outputs.




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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:12:41 PM
There is also devils own kits and snow performance.

Demon tweets also have AEM kits


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:13:29 PM
I thought use a boost pressure switch like you said 7psi comes online totally seperate from ecuon above 7 off below.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:13:51 PM
Think your going to be looking at £300-£600 for a full kit depending on what you get


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:15:07 PM
Yes thats what say..fully standalone..tank low level sensor controller etc...looking at aquamist...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:18:15 PM
Which one you looking at? Just looking at the AEM one. Seems too simple to me lol.
Comes with its own MAP sensor and fluid level thingy thing


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:21:36 PM
Not to hand atmo...ill have a look on ebay.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:25:25 PM
https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/water-methanol-kits/aem-electronics-water-methanol-injection-kit

This looks ideal, it has two knobs one for when you want it to turn on and the other to turn off. Ideal.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:31:52 PM
Yeah looks simple enough to set up. I expect there all pretty much the same . Happy to spend that for more power ! Ill have a good mooch about the forum. Nozzle size is next q!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:40:02 PM
I think the smallest nozzle they offer if your not remapping for the WI, just using it for reducing temps won’t necessarily need huge amounts as most of the magic happens inside the compression and ignition part of the cycle. The water particles absorb the combustion taking heat “out” so to speak and then themselves turn into steam.

Pulling this info from a dark corner of my head so might not be entirely accurate.

Chucking too much water in there can make it hard too ignite to mixture, quenching the spark so to speak.

Think there’s a way to calculate how much water based on fuel flow but that’s beyond me


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:42:41 PM
Cheers mate...i see the aem they recomend nozzle size on ordering. Ill email them best bet. Thanks for your help.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:46:55 PM
My pleasure. Enjoy this stuff, always wanted to get a standard evo, put a good quality ecu on it. Get an awesome WI kit and some beefy ignition and run some manly boost levels. Just to show people it was a stock engine with some well thought out mods. Would run like a complete stock car too


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:52:55 PM
Sad day when i crashed on black ice my fq300 evo 8.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 07:55:18 PM
Lad I know crashed his 8 in the snow. I said how did you crash a 4 WD car in the snow


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2018, 07:58:32 PM
Brakes dont work on black ice...sideways over a kerb at 30mph..what a mess.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 12, 2018, 08:02:24 PM
I can imagine. Lad I know sold his after he got it repaired as it cost a fortune to repair. Bumper, wing bonnet and headlight had to be replaced. Told me the headlight was £700! Think someone had his pants down there though?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 13, 2018, 05:05:54 AM
I dont doubt it...prices of evos have risen sharply...cars are being pinched too..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 13, 2018, 03:57:47 PM
Lol...600 for this 1...and 310 for the actual donor for the s special ive got to pick up tomoz as this 1 is to good to break. I have an account so if you find a nc...i can buy it for you.

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Just seen this. Thanks for the offer


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 03, 2018, 12:06:05 PM
Did you find a suitable WI kit?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2018, 12:08:30 PM
Not yet mate...got my hands full atmo...my eunos project to be done first then sump baffle then wi.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 03, 2018, 03:35:03 PM
Good stuff


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2018, 04:27:15 PM
Taxed it today...£13.12 a month thats the 1 thing on the Fd thats cheap to run..  :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 05, 2018, 05:56:26 PM
Is it registered as a 1.3?!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2018, 06:10:48 PM
Yep...1.3 just like the Westy...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 05:07:38 PM
mmmm wondering if i have an engine mount issue. Took the fd for a spin.....

Car has standard FD mounts i swapped them back in as the solids where horrible....
i get a clunk/thud on down change and occassionally over bumps...its weird to describe almost like winding the diff up then bang theres a lag till noise from driver input????
rear end is solid no bush wear atall...

Engine mount on the turn?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 26, 2018, 06:41:24 PM
Gear box mount??


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 06:42:26 PM
Yeah..didn't think of that...it's further back...I'll check tomoz...FD day tomorrow.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 26, 2018, 06:44:14 PM
Is the thud coming from the front?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 06:46:11 PM
From the middle but its when on it or braking hard and downshifting...doesn't do it all the time...feel it more than noise...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 06:47:14 PM
Best way to describe like a worn UJ clunk...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 26, 2018, 06:57:17 PM
You ever had the diff mounts out? Best way is to look under there obviously and give it a good push and pull. So many different things on that drive line that it could be etc


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 07:00:00 PM
Plan of action for tomoz.. see if I can find it..New front pads...mot then book into Tim for sump baffle...and if engine mount get him to change them or gearbox or diff mount...I'll be under it with lever bars tomoz...don't do on track only on road...prob because I'm Mr Smooth on track lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 26, 2018, 07:01:08 PM
I remember doing the diff bushings..... think the scars off my knuckles have only just gone
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 07:03:19 PM
Pretty sure there polybushed already...Bobfish done it all. It ain't rear suspension  I put in new pillow block bushes and it's solid. Driveline somewhere

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 26, 2018, 07:16:19 PM
What about the rear suspension tie rod thingys? I remember those causing god aweful noise in my car


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
Dunno...think gearbox mount now...update tomoz

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 27, 2018, 09:48:10 AM
Got anywhere yet?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2018, 09:52:25 AM
Lol not yet seeing if warms up a bit...doing the hoovering  lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2018, 07:47:17 PM
Hopefully get a bit of time on FD tomoz...rain washed all the snow away...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2018, 12:50:14 PM
I've always known I'm heavy on the brakes...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180305/4a3f0f9f8b92f848481efb2a13d1394d.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2018, 02:47:49 PM
Keep getting errors trying to post piccys...wrong type integer array error...
Try again...
Anybody identify this Fujitsubo exhaust...
Its very light...oval tail pipe.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/cb8a337445378c61b3ee15d01292bd1c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/32edf190a3f5d9778ca55564eb7bb355.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/5c6d39da5c16a7a06968107e67fece81.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/c737dcaace96e8b0887bfac5653905bf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/258e44a88d8abeccd3342ea31369d7c1.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2018, 02:48:35 PM
More(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/64d8e6c5e049840147b253631e6d88b9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/59f6ff87091a0fc5dfa9fb6b32ca0133.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/67c2dc32f4bbab9b6938d177f9bbaed3.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2018, 04:10:23 PM
Hollow hangars  ....nice touch...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/c59ea5debf9f7eb4296c0745168b8def.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/36f452ba3e0f7d0ee73e5e29cc870c96.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2018, 05:49:27 PM
No fog light...found 1 of these nasty horrible thing...all fixed now ready for mot tomoz.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180307/fb3ad3e80e95c7ae9e3c5b499b7a2a73.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2018, 11:53:25 AM
Mot pass...and whilst on ramp bar'd the driveline...passenger engine mount has had it...thatll be the clunk me thinks and hopefully reason for a few missed gearchanges.
Expensive set of Vibratechnics on ebay...mmm what are my choices...dont want solid blimin horrible.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 13, 2018, 01:23:27 PM
 :P lovely drive to Salisbury for Tim to do my sump baffle, engine mount, gearbox and diff oil change.... :P :00123101:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 16, 2018, 04:26:30 PM
Refit a standard mount?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 16, 2018, 05:21:35 PM
Yeah...Tim gonna dig 1 out...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 17, 2018, 12:46:48 PM
I know solid mount in the gear box makes a lot of cabin noise but I would wonder if solid or harder engine mounts would make a lot of noise transference?

A rotary engine is very smooth isn’t it compared too a piston motion, no up and down action so do they not transfer as much noise?

Iv no idea though. lol

I did put near solid mounts on my diff in my FD and didn’t notice any difference apart from it stopped banging all the time lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2018, 04:31:47 PM
Car came with solid absolutely horrible...so much noise transfer..and vibration...
Got a engine dampner as well on drivers side...gonna make 1 up for passenger side from some gas struts we got at work.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 21, 2018, 05:28:13 PM
Tim descibed my car or engine as tired lol....bit like owner.
But back with sump baffle in...
It misbehaved down in Salisbury...pushing out coolant and when sump was off evidence of some water in the oil suspect my daft ideas of suppressing the oil surge as the engines probably not breathing properly and/or bit of condensation from being laid up over winter...it also throw a hissy fit with a 4krpm...by blowing a vacuum pipe off...
He also said it got a blow in turbo area which i thought was just the downpipe to midpipe as i know about that but on the way home didnt feel as urgent as its usually does..and yep a exhaust leak before turbos probably primary...so no booking of track day yet...investigate tomoz and hopefully nip the bolts up...as i aint doing another twin tubby job...no way atall.
Engine mounts all fine not a hint of clunking on way home...
But got me home 81 deg all the way pulled the pipe of to expansion bottle no water coming out...so tomoz nip me bolts up in around turbo thatll fix that....some gum gum on midpipe join....stick me track wheels on jobs a good un...hopefully...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 22, 2018, 12:48:17 PM
Normal Rocket power restored....all the new last year inconel nuts were loose.....got a good 1/2 to 1 turn on all the turbo pack bolts....just been out for blast and all good...phew...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 22, 2018, 08:36:55 PM
Normal Rocket power restored

Result  :great:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2018, 04:02:07 PM
Another day another drive...all good phewwyy.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2018, 09:34:08 PM
Trackday Booked friday 13th...April woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2018, 04:21:41 PM
Do i need a front undertray?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 10:48:21 AM
Do i need a front undertray?

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Why do you ask? It stop a lot of road crap going up into the engine bay and aids in cooling I think?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:00:40 AM
Tim at Rx motors mentioned it and there 1 forsale on here...but thinking about if i needed 1 id prob make 1 outta ally sheet and incorporate a splitter.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:03:14 AM
But along with water meth and more boost ran out of time this winter...eunos is not finished yet been lots of hrs trackday on 13/4 so rung what ya brung for another year...next winter fd !

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:05:58 AM
Prety sure they’re very helpful with getting rid of heat from the rad. Always good to stop debris getting into the engine bay, especially water onto your air filters


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:11:59 AM
Ha ha i dont drive it in the wet...unless i get caught out. There above the v mount rad first photo to the left..think most of the hot air goes under and out...runs at 81deg c on track max seen 84 degc on this R3 koyo rad...its awesome...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180331/64c47e200be730475929c604b7cd59a5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180331/cd205ae9daf22aff833147e53bfb674f.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:16:25 AM
Been meaning to close the v up with some ally sheet...but no time. Only thing ive done this winter is strip and rebuild the brakes.
Tim done sump baffle fab and fit oil change ...and gearbox and diff oil whilst on ramp.
Had a mad morning tweaking my turbo nuts and fitted 265 35 18s to rears Clives old a048s...so waiting on a arch roller from a mate as tad to close...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:16:50 AM
I’d try blocking most of that gap up to force the cold air through the coolers as most of be just passing through the engine bay


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
Will get a day onit b4 13th to nut n bolt check ill knock summit up me thinks.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:19:15 AM
265s on my car fitted without rolling but the offsets probably helped. Think I could have squeezed 275 without rolling.

How much is the under tray?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:22:05 AM
£70...think the bolts are snapped off in the holes in mine though...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:23:34 AM
£70...think the bolts are snapped off in the holes in mine though...

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Oh dear, snapped off flush?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:24:30 AM
I cant remember...but i remember looking at em and saying oh bum...lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:24:43 AM
How can there be only 2 mx5s for sale on autotrader! There was loads a few weeks ago


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:25:17 AM
If it take more than 10mins to get them out then I wouldn’t bother buying the under tray. Lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:26:39 AM
Summertime...if you gonna get 1 sooner the better prices are gonna rise...as the sun comes out.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:27:27 AM
Need to look....rain constant here so nowt i can do..garage full up...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:27:52 AM
Yeh I had thought of that. Suppose that means there will be more available that have been crashed. Lol. Get one for cheaper with mild panel damage lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:29:36 AM
84C on track is Prety good temp. So you probably only need the under tray for stopping crap getting up in the engine bay.


Which mx5 forum do you think would be best to look for mx5 no for sale?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:34:01 AM
Theres loads of them mate....im on mx5nutz...but nutz is generally for the modified turbo nutters ..mk1 n mk2s so my oem restoration doesnt really fit on there but there a friendly bunch willing to help. Some epic car too...over 300bhp...
Id suggest mx5oc...
You still after a blown engine or straight car to enjoy for abit to see if fits in with rotary conversion?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:37:33 AM
I want a running car so that I can use it and then send it off to someone to be converted. Maybe Pip as I sort of can’t be arsed doing it lol. But you never know, I might fit the engine and send it off too get it running, probably the best option.

I want a running car as I want to go dona track day here and there. Plus I can do a couple of mods, lowered springs and ARBs, not bothered about power mods though


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:52:13 AM
Me me me...ill do it!  (Thats the fd not done for another year lol)...already investigated...lol..rx8 subframes rx7 to rx8 engine conversion mounts as Clives...ta da...and abit more work on top...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 11:53:40 AM
Me me me...ill do it!  (Thats the fd not done for another year lol)...already investigated...lol..rx8 subframes rx7 to rx8 engine conversion mounts as Clives...ta da...and abit more work on top...

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Ah but my engine isn’t an rx8s. Bit more too it


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 11:59:38 AM
Stick it in hole where old engine was  mounted on wood where you want it gearstick poke throught hole...cardboard aided design some mounts...landrover engine mounts...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
Yep pretty much what I did when putting it in the Rx4 lol. Got better ideas on how to mount it from watching mighty car mods on YouTube mount different engines in their cars. Not bothered about noise transference as you won’t hear it with the obnoxious bridge port lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 12:48:20 PM
Rx8 subframes are fairly cheap so I can get one can’t I and prep it for when doing a swap


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 12:51:53 PM
Do you know what your air temps are on track?


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I tried to look at pfc but going too fast ha ha..
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 12:54:01 PM
Yep cheap as chips. That nc i got involved in ran front n rear rx8 subframes. Ppf got shortened in the middle. It had ohlins suspension it handled sublime...
IF i was to build a race car now it would be an nc...rx7 single turbo engine n box...rx8 subframes front n rear...caged with removal hardtop soft top junked...no driver aids...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 01:00:30 PM
Id paint it red yellow and blue and join Clive on the grid and share the race wins ....then i woke up......alas pipe dreams cost money!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 01:18:06 PM
Why at the rear? Rx8 diff better?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 01:34:11 PM
I was undee impression ever so slightly wider and yes houses the diff with 4.1 ratio lsd...on the nc i think only the 2.0 and sport has lsd the 1800 is open.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 02:16:13 PM
Done googling...hubs bearings etc are stronger.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2018, 02:19:45 PM
I’m assuming all suspension arms  just bolt too the subframes then


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2018, 04:29:00 PM
Yes mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on April 02, 2018, 01:49:40 PM
Id paint it red yellow and blue and join Clive on the grid and share the race wins ....then i woke up......alas pipe dreams cost money!

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Jon and all, I have said so many times, an RX-8 just stripped with very few modds to brakes and suspension should go very very well in the 200 BHP class and be a cheap car to run.
Allegedly there's a couple more RX-8's joining as the season goes on.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on April 02, 2018, 02:18:44 PM
Woops posted in the wrong place :-[
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 03, 2018, 06:08:29 AM
I agree. Me and few dudes here have some ideas. One dude here might be start building 8 for timeattack "stock" glass. We have been engineering and designing it wor a while, in our minds :)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 12, 2018, 01:41:47 PM
Getting a hoover out and wash as i love it!..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 12, 2018, 04:00:05 PM
Ended up giving it wax...looks nice...prob last a day...all loaded up ready..woohoo...rain god no rain pls....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 12, 2018, 04:39:19 PM
Cant believe how shiny it is..Turtle wax..shine in a bottle.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180412/98202722920da022d9bf2c9dfac3a02d.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on April 12, 2018, 08:21:48 PM
Just lovely  :love4: :love4: :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 12, 2018, 08:36:12 PM
Ill find out 2nd lap if Clives old 265 a048s rub on the rear arches...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 13, 2018, 07:22:09 AM
What happened to that fence?  :D

Have fun!  :great:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2018, 10:07:08 AM
Dont mention the fence lol...
Well greasy as hell at Combe...
But 1 session just half filled my catch tank...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2018, 12:44:20 PM
All good bought 1 cube of fuel foam stuck it in the filler neck..acting like an air/ oil seperator..no issues...much fun....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 13, 2018, 04:34:39 PM
Any rubbing?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2018, 05:08:06 PM
No rubbing awesome day....packing up now...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 13, 2018, 06:03:10 PM
Glad to hear you had a good day on track Jon  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2018, 06:17:57 PM
Last on track at 4.45pm...this car is awesome....sorry no vids blimin go pro again...showing x2 fully charged batterys last night both flat...doh..
Oil catch tank sorted chucked out what it didnt want no mess allday. Quick coolant bleed hose change as had a weep.
Slip n grip ran the track day and thats what i did most of the day and scaring passengers.
Nobody overtook me allday and car  was epic...130mph  b4 avonrise....
R888R front Clives A048 rear seemed to compliment each other...
My oil pressure gauge i believe is screwy...it flips about all over the place and if it was true the engines bearings would be toast...
Theres allways summit todo after a trackday and its the shoguns brakes...ceased caliper...had to rant it to get home prob 4mpg me thinks disc has gone blue...lol.
This 7 amazes me...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on April 13, 2018, 07:03:35 PM
glad you had a good day and all went well ...........
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 14, 2018, 06:57:57 AM
Yep, that 7 really is amazing. Cant believe how "stock" it basically is, still can go around a track like it was built for lapping track allday...  :great: Previous owners Nurburgring vids shows that 7´s potential too. Great car  :sign0098:

Just curious, if you have to sell it now, what would be price?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2018, 07:21:36 AM
Lol with bad paintwork and supposedy low comp engine but some nice parts fitted etc bottom end of market..6 -7k...but take perspectic buyer out for a few laps of combe easy 10k.....If you wanted a track FD...gotta be said its a pig on the road...manual steering, fierce clutch, frikin hard ride, funny creaks and groans low speed. I expect theyd run away. Tim done the comp test beginnining of last year..low...starts straight up hot from coming in off track...starts better hot than cold in fact.
Carl previous owner built a fantastic car...
Done a passenger ride yesterday for a rx8 evolve owner...he now was thinking about selling his Skyline gtst and going rotary...
Im happy had fun.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 14, 2018, 12:45:49 PM
Going off FD market for price of your car will be somewhere in the £20,000 range
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2018, 03:42:08 PM
Sold to Grant for 20k....
Ill buy Craigs for Topgear Stockport for 18k...
Seriuosly check out his car on his website...its awesome....


Check out SlipnGripautomotive for some vids of yesterday...few clips of mine.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/9fc5deb2e64827e9b5f5dde60ee373e6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/25bec199ab48b8e41df6cae20467b022.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 15, 2018, 07:48:10 AM
Lol with bad paintwork and supposedy low comp engine but some nice parts fitted etc bottom end of market..6 -7k...but take perspectic buyer out for a few laps of combe easy 10k.....If you wanted a track FD...gotta be said its a pig on the road...manual steering, fierce clutch, frikin hard ride, funny creaks and groans low speed. I expect theyd run away. Tim done the comp test beginnining of last year..low...starts straight up hot from coming in off track...starts better hot than cold in fact.
Carl previous owner built a fantastic car...
Done a passenger ride yesterday for a rx8 evolve owner...he now was thinking about selling his Skyline gtst and going rotary...
Im happy had fun.


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I dont give a crap about paintwork whats underneath and what she can do only matters to me...

Couldnt agree more, he did amazing job with that car...

Well, low comp is actually no news. She has taken a lot of beating. But still she runs...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 15, 2018, 07:49:12 AM
Sold to Grant for 20k....
Ill buy Craigs for Topgear Stockport for 18k...
Seriuosly check out his car on his website...its awesome....


Check out SlipnGripautomotive for some vids of yesterday...few clips of mine.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/9fc5deb2e64827e9b5f5dde60ee373e6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/25bec199ab48b8e41df6cae20467b022.jpg)

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Lol bugger, my bid would have been lower

Yeah, that car is sick!!!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2018, 07:57:28 AM
When it was at Tims i was supposed to get a fresh comp test but we both forgot...i might stick the piston tester on...but  who cares its starts and runs like 7.5 bar...my car does not run omp wondering if that effects a comp test...i have 2 jobs b4 next trackday...
1. Tweek my turbo bolts/ nuts up again. Very slight blow again idling..gonna double nut...these where inconel nuts locking type but still must be backing off abit.
2. No faith /confidence in the defi oil pressure gauge...its all over place and beeping..so either a capiliary mech gauge or a pressure switch light...to prove oil fluctuating like the defi implying or not...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2018, 08:00:20 AM
Gutted i didnt get videos...in the afternoon track was perfect and quiet so got some nice fast n flowing laps...so job 3.
Wire the go poo up with permant supply...which means drilling the case for wire and a switched ignition feed...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on April 16, 2018, 12:07:39 PM
Gutted i didnt get videos...in the afternoon track was perfect and quiet so got some nice fast n flowing laps...so job 3.
Wire the go poo up with permant supply...which means drilling the case for wire and a switched ignition feed...

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Hey Jon , can you do a tutorial on the hard wire of you go POO . Seriously tho , I’d like to do that , the batteries  are rubbish


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2018, 01:00:34 PM
Will do....
Photo from friday(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/5b36bd0b797706eb29a6cf4ec3b07671.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on April 16, 2018, 07:05:18 PM
She looks stunning in that pic  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2018, 07:15:18 PM
Some clever filter defo...mind u the wax treatment is holding up...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on April 16, 2018, 07:38:39 PM
Looks  like a pearl colour through it , very nice . Have you tried a mop on it to get the paint back ?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2018, 08:19:29 PM
Yep...lasted about a week...not bothered about paintjob...go not show...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2018, 07:46:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EKYavmRxYY

little video of trackday
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2018, 03:54:30 AM
Black FD too, nice  :) That S2000 looked nice. And that Audi 80 looked interesting...  :great: You know, it strikes me every time to see how small FD really is compared to Civic for example  :)) I want FD!  :'(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 09:04:55 AM
Sold to Grant for 20k....
Ill buy Craigs for Topgear Stockport for 18k...
Seriuosly check out his car on his website...its awesome....


Check out SlipnGripautomotive for some vids of yesterday...few clips of mine.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/9fc5deb2e64827e9b5f5dde60ee373e6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/25bec199ab48b8e41df6cae20467b022.jpg)

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Hi, i've just made an account as i've read the whole thread from start to finish and it was a great read. Top work!

Also Craig at TGS's RX7 has sold now... Because I have bought it  :love4:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2018, 09:12:56 AM
Cheers Mate! That car is awesome. Read the advert 100plus times...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
It currently has its engine out. He's refreshing the engine for when it gets delivered next weekend! Childhood dream owning a 7. Never thought i'd be able to buy one that nice! some phenomenal work has gone into that car.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2018, 09:15:11 AM
Need to get some piccys up and intro and find out what your plans as with it...i suspect an animal (hardwork)on road but will come alive on track.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2018, 09:16:58 AM
Cool low boost for abit to get used to it b4 access to all that horsepower.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 09:18:31 AM
To be fair it'll be staying how it is.

It'll run up to 600hp at 2 bar which is more than i'll ever need. Just going to enjoy it once i've learnt how to drive it!

Yeah he's limiting it to 5000rpm for 1000 miles which should help me get to it.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2018, 09:25:59 AM
Cool...i thought about selling all my toys and buying it on more than 1 occasion..
Pls do get some piccys up etc.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
Sold to Grant for 20k....
Ill buy Craigs for Topgear Stockport for 18k...
Seriuosly check out his car on his website...its awesome....


Check out SlipnGripautomotive for some vids of yesterday...few clips of mine.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/9fc5deb2e64827e9b5f5dde60ee373e6.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180414/25bec199ab48b8e41df6cae20467b022.jpg)

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Hi, i've just made an account as i've read the whole thread from start to finish and it was a great read. Top work!

Also Craig at TGS's RX7 has sold now... Because I have bought it  :love4:
How much did you pay for it?

2-3 year ago you would have got that car for about £10,000.

I think James Willday sold his drag car, well sorted car BTW for about 10,000. On full power it was an second beast. He sold it with a rebuilt engine and on low boost about 500-550hp


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 09:33:45 AM
Here's a few from when I went to view it a few weeks back!

(https://preview.ibb.co/ex9xGn/ex72.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fVjWbn)
(https://preview.ibb.co/fG1xhS/rx71.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eiQONS)
(https://preview.ibb.co/kJ1Kwn/rx73.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cCvewn)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 10:03:55 AM

How much did you pay for it?

2-3 year ago you would have got that car for about £10,000.

I think James Willday sold his drag car, well sorted car BTW for about 10,000. On full power it was an second beast. He sold it with a rebuilt engine and on low boost about 500-550hp

Hi, I paid £18k
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2018, 03:18:39 PM
That really is beautifull FD!!!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 03:20:14 PM
Thank you! Almost too beautiful to throw round a track!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2018, 03:20:53 PM
True, James FD was some serious beast! I think it had 770whp @ 1,8bar. 10k for that car was a robbery, afterall it was fastest rotary in europe...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 03:51:18 PM
True, James FD was some serious beast! I think it had 770whp @ 1,8bar. 10k for that car was a robbery, afterall it was fastest rotary in europe...

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Still the fastest street rotary in Europe, I think his car was the right price and is about the price they should still be imo. If he had the HKS box with the car then it would have been worth a fair few grand more for sure but he sold that as I think he had broken it...... again
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 04:00:18 PM
Prices have gone mad the last 1-2 years. Time to jump on now!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 04:06:23 PM
Prices have gone mad the last 1-2 years. Time to jump on now!
Yep they have. I’d dread too think how much my FD is worth now. It was an original sold uk spec car. 1 of 125 sold in the uk.

I couldn’t pay 18k for one no matter how  much I’d want one because I’d look at what cars that are modern for the same price.

For another 6k you can get a new mustang ecoboost so second hand a fair bit less. Same with 370Zs


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 04:09:51 PM
Oops mustangs are 34k not 24 lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: drewexton on April 18, 2018, 04:12:44 PM
Prices have gone mad the last 1-2 years. Time to jump on now!
Yep they have. I’d dread too think how much my FD is worth now. It was an original sold uk spec car. 1 of 125 sold in the uk.

I couldn’t pay 18k for one no matter how  much I’d want one because I’d look at what cars that are modern for the same price.

For another 6k you can get a new mustang ecoboost so second hand a fair bit less. Same with 370Zs


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This was always about owning my childhood dream car back from the 90's/00's, didnt want a nail so had to pay the money. I have a 66' reg 335d X drive so have a sub 5s family car but it's boring. Not much can beat a classic in terms of driving satisfaction.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 04:33:40 PM
Prices have gone mad the last 1-2 years. Time to jump on now!
Yep they have. I’d dread too think how much my FD is worth now. It was an original sold uk spec car. 1 of 125 sold in the uk.

I couldn’t pay 18k for one no matter how  much I’d want one because I’d look at what cars that are modern for the same price.

For another 6k you can get a new mustang ecoboost so second hand a fair bit less. Same with 370Zs


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This was always about owning my childhood dream car back from the 90's/00's, didnt want a nail so had to pay the money. I have a 66' reg 335d X drive so have a sub 5s family car but it's boring. Not much can beat a classic in terms of driving satisfaction.
Totally understand, I kept every copy of max power for years that featured an FD. Then I got mine and didn’t need them any more. I’d be terrified of bump it on track at such a high cost
Main reason I’m getting an mx5 and throwing a single turbo rotary in it. Cheap and don’t care if it gets damaged. Plenty about and cheap as chips


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2018, 04:40:34 PM
...I want FD so badly... :(

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2018, 05:20:46 PM
...I want FD so badly... :(

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Can you import them? I know there’s a few countries where too import them from japan you have to get it TÜV approved and it’s very expensive but if you get a uk spec sold car then you don’t have to get it TÜV?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2018, 05:39:16 PM
Yes, we can import them. I think few of our FDs have come from UK. One from US. But others from japan. Only two were sold here originally.

TUV is not a problem.  Ridicilous taxes are. Import costs from UK and from japan are basically same for some reason

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2018, 07:43:08 AM
Test

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2018, 07:48:29 AM
Test

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Maths test??


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2018, 07:57:44 AM
Posting test...1 minute in 1 minute locked out..
Drl undefined server error or summit, been happening for a while...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2018, 07:59:33 AM
Thing is i can write  a post as boosted ...then when i press the arrow key to send it it errors on me...and i have to start again...fairly annoying.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2018, 08:24:19 AM
Have you tried turning your phone off and on again? Lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2018, 08:29:50 AM
Throwing on the floor makes me feel better for a nanosecond then the flood of instant regret and self annoyance....ha ha..working at mo...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 19, 2018, 08:31:58 AM
Yep, I think you reached your post limit, forum just cant take no more

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2018, 08:32:56 AM
Cheeky ...still got that Japfest Silverstone vid...locked and loaded lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on April 20, 2018, 04:02:11 AM
..bugger... Im sorry Sir  ::) :great:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on May 31, 2018, 06:08:51 PM
Check over all good...round the block too warm up then abit of boost all ok..washed waxed rained smears looks awful....ready for JDM..go not show.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 11:37:58 AM
Clivey..Clive..whatya reckon.repairable .? I see 4 holes...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/7f0cff578e9eaff1324eea0cdab4ff01.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180603/477fc709787bf492e26f7b97302074b4.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 03, 2018, 11:40:56 AM
JB weld


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 11:59:06 AM
Ally weld ...well still water init...draine litre from block and another litre in coolant pipes...fingers x time...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 03, 2018, 01:35:43 PM
Jon, now the rads out, fill it with water as from experience chances are that not all the tubes are leaking, this was only the leaky one gets mended,

I'll post a review of the car alterations on my thread later, off now to unload and disassemble the trailer to get it back in the garage.   

Whoops just looked at another pic you posted, looks like you will be loosing some tubes then  :-[
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Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 01:52:17 PM
Its runs at 84deg..thermostat opens about that so supefficient...thing is can that be welded...id blew a gerymt big hole in it...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 01:53:37 PM
Im all unloaded...fd stripped down...now on Westy...see what my engine oil looks like...gear and diff clean...could be engine 3 toast...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 03, 2018, 02:17:43 PM
Im all unloaded...fd stripped down...now on Westy...see what my engine oil looks like...gear and diff clean...could be engine 3 toast...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 02:20:51 PM
The lock up i had last westy track day...gotta be a reason...oil looks good...ran it through a magnet...was just about to cut oil filter open and but the $%^&..apprentice has borrowed and not returned...the tinsnips..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 03, 2018, 02:25:11 PM
Oh, Iv not been getting notifications on here for eeeks so missed alsorts


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 02:27:57 PM
It all looks good..think will replenish fluids and RTF....lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 03, 2018, 02:28:09 PM
Oh, Iv not been getting notifications on here for eeeks so missed alsorts


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2018, 06:15:11 PM
4 holes Clive...ill ring in morning...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 04, 2018, 09:59:57 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEZzxxVzQ3U

only decent vid i got...trying to stay in touch with Clive....cant wait to see Clive vids....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 05, 2018, 02:17:42 PM
 :P  found another vid....first session...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g19uWnXvjJ0&t=285s
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 11:48:09 AM
Thanks to Clives front cam, this is the first footage ive seen of the rear of my car, and yes its a abit boing boing bouncy bouncy in the corners...will need an investigate...
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 11:52:36 AM
I watched in slow mo...and i think either stiffen right up or new spring rates...strange as dialed in on 13/4 this year on tyre combo and felt real good only difference being ambiet temps..poss shock oil thinned out in heat...no idea what the bc coilover springs rates are tbh..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/3fb12541650af1c827e939b3de7939fa.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/76d4b874827ec2d1b37f8e846835ddd7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/50f529c04ba6a2aa692c88b65078b4bb.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 12:00:50 PM
If you watch Clives vid in slow mo from 8.09..realise i was a lucky boy...or just aw7some car control...ha ha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/6393808e4bd1495bc1a06c3c61022fb2.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 08, 2018, 08:24:06 PM
If you watch Clives vid in slow mo from 8.09..realise i was a lucky boy...or just aw7some car control...ha ha(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/6393808e4bd1495bc1a06c3c61022fb2.jpg)

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Yep, I saw that! Awesome car control I reckon

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 08, 2018, 08:29:58 PM
I think you need stiffer springs. I reckon that it is not dampers fault... Do you have adjustable damper/coilover? If so, what kind? If you can, I think that you should try and stiffen it abit...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 08:31:12 PM
I like you Jarno! Alot.
Been great having Clives onboard footage i can see she needs work...and i found out spring ratios are 10 front 8 rear...ive got about 8 clicks of 30 off hard so some adjustment left...and springs are available so could go 12 10 front rear...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 08:32:02 PM
BC coilovers. Br series.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 08, 2018, 08:44:44 PM
I like you Jarno! Alot.
Been great having Clives onboard footage i can see she needs work...and i found out spring ratios are 10 front 8 rear...ive got about 8 clicks of 30 off hard so some adjustment left...and springs are available so could go 12 10 front rear...

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Lol right back at you J!

True. Seeing car how it behaves its totally different than gut fealing. Helps you to see possible problems and fix it...

Well, I cant understand how handling would have changed in a year, as you said in other thread... Coilover leak or simply need for rebuild/service. Maybe stiffening coilover would help a little. Howerer,  I think that leaning that much is because of too soft spring. Or coilover is really really gone...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 08:48:25 PM
Im gonna have a good look over the car...poss arb link broken etc...i did go in quick mind...was over driving but it has shown up tad soft...physics cant be bent...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 08, 2018, 08:57:39 PM
Watched that vid, again. Nose seems to be doing what you want, quite nicely... Changed caster and/or camber or some setup lately?

Going for harder front springs may cause understeering...? But harder for rear, worth a try I reckon...

But I really think that those rear coilovers needs attention, I think problem lays there...

But still, that car is bloody fast and you can handle her! Good job mate!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2018, 09:02:55 PM
I feel its gone backwards with going to a048s and r888r over the r888s...need to match the tyres and stiffen up i think...all the fleet have issues atmo  lol...noise from Westy, eunos ecu dead  fd rad punctured...ha ha...amazing how things change...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/3508e49f1c0ca4eccbdf997dc2e0b5ee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180608/40e5ba79dfde5e91a401d808ac1028ce.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on June 09, 2018, 04:53:01 AM
...bugger...  :( ??? :'(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 09, 2018, 11:11:26 AM
Its alright, Clives on the case with Fd, rad being repaired, fan pack free from Wayne on rx80c.
Eunos 2nd ecu and 6" of loom with plugs £80 off ebay.
Westy, cant find source of noise, run it and let it manifest abit til its obvious what it is..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2018, 11:39:49 AM
Thanks Clive, Rad fan back, do like looking at ally welds looks very nice. :great: :13: :sign0098:
So idea was to use rx8 rad pack with the R3 koyo rad but ive custom V mounted and was using a hi power slimine Spal fan before...(thats now living at Combe)  But as ive flipped rad so coolant pipes are on top i cant use existing mountings as fans will blow wrong way, reversing polarity just stalls air so thats no good, and there is no way to mount them underneath as they are so big and foul existing brackets which would mine coolant pipe redesign etc, so looks like in the market for an aftermarket slimline fan..so prob off to Merlin with rad and offer some fans up...but need a proper mounting solution....its fallen off once!!! and aftermarket fans can be set up to push so it can go on top and then cant fall off lol...........but not today im feeling ill so off to bed! :pottytrain5:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2018, 07:03:07 PM
Well stubborn mofo..after 1/2 hr in bed drove to Merlin and got a Craig David rad fan...mounted on top to push through..so cant fall off...alll bled up....out for a drive all good...85 degrees stable.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/2fde69f32ee342d9e44729ebf219f370.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180619/9bda4e3df4a2cc465c6b624157d470e3.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on June 19, 2018, 07:23:01 PM
Back in action again, excellent  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2018, 07:32:01 PM
Yep, this engine still going...lol..its remarkable...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 20, 2018, 10:39:17 AM
Forgot to update, stutter fixed on eunos, not ecu not immobilser, cam angle sensor, idle air control valve, not fuel filter, not coil pack or leads or plugs...all changed or removed...
It was a badly adjusted tps..which has a idle switch incorporated into it....now running lovely jubbly.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 20, 2018, 06:52:05 PM
Just been out and checked coolant level, all good, rad repair dry as a bone, Thanks Clive for sorting out for me.. :sign0098:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on June 20, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
Please all is well with the Rad, you could see he did this properly for you.

My old mate Tim is a real clever guy, worked as a fabricator for Brabham F1 for years, on the Piquet car pictured I know he fabbed the roll bar wishbones etc along the way  :great:

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 24, 2018, 04:53:45 PM
Well confirmed 8kg spring in rear of fd and both rears im hitting in corners,,, too softly sprung? Its always wallowed abit but judging by last outing photos it more than i thought.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/58f03decb79025c1d00ad462bc6af941.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/547636b2a2f8aa0c43c33527f5b631f8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/4f699664d2b2466e80b709db52d2fcf3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/3f9825537a9350ebc6b6cec9c39d8d33.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180624/3e40b745caeed7469cf5831610318d68.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 24, 2018, 05:26:54 PM
And got the road wheels refurbed, finally summoned up the energy to get em on, my roadwheels now back in black, try and get the car looking half decent for 7/7 day.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on June 25, 2018, 12:44:59 AM
What suspension setup are you running now? I will go back over your posts but just to bring me up to speed quick lol as for your road wheels I very nearly bought a set the same in gold with chrome lips and I have to say the colours worked


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 25, 2018, 07:18:32 AM
BC coilovers 10kg fr 8kg r, ive actually bought 12kg springs so will fit to front and use 10kg on rear so will be a 12 10 set up. That combined with racing beat front and rear anti roll bars when im abit flusher!
Wheels where originally gold with diamond cut lip, but needed refurb.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on June 29, 2018, 06:15:59 PM
How do you find the BC’s as I have been looking at getting different ones for mine as I currently have HKS ones which are old and not great to be honest


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2018, 06:24:24 PM
Very good, been on the car 3 years, no corrosion atall, ive recently checked them over and all good, get my thumbs up...plus they have 30 settings from soft to hard, when i soften up and put road tyres on quite a nice subtle ride.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on July 04, 2018, 08:53:16 PM
Think these could be my next upgrade then


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 03:18:05 PM
Well took me awhile to find my build on tapatalk....yep not been feeling to great again Westy has run outta mot too doh....But...ok today so stripping coilovers off and re springing 10 12 rather than 8 10 and fitting front n rear anti rollbars...im not letting that Pesky rx8 catch me again...
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 04:50:15 PM
Coilovers removed and resprung 12kg and new stiffer RB anti roll bar and brace fitted.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on September 01, 2018, 05:49:28 PM
Pesky RX-8  :wee_hee:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 01, 2018, 05:58:08 PM
Well that defo had an effect..started to lift car on rear and front came up lol...Westy does that...its all lifted ready for strip out off rear coilovers and std bar tomoz.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 12:00:38 PM
Rear going well...had to use the blowtorch on the rear arb link nut other that all sweet...bar is in..1 strut re springed just 1 todo...these car were built so well. With quality fastners. All going back together with lashings off cooperslip...only 1 issue...dropped strut top nut down back of rear seat lol...and i found out why the rear coilovers were clashing with top wishbone....fitted wrong way round by somebody in past...last photo shows clearance recess for top wsihbone. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180902/00e5f7c08caa1a521b45ca563e2fa1a4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180902/c98a94c265fef5b80e893abd54fbe67c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180902/d070a641c82c37d2bf48d50f0b61a096.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 12:44:48 PM
Theres 2 settings for the rear bar, im not gonna bother with the recommended soft setting...gonna go straight on hard....with my new set up....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 02:43:24 PM
Well its done and been for a drive..no real notice on road...itsa pig on Road tbh thats track car for you...
Despite measuring coilover height...and rebuilding and taking for a drive to settle..goona have to adjust coilovers got abit of 4x4 going on...must be stiffer springs not settling as much or arb..not sure..gonna whip wheels off again and loosen re torque.
Got an abs light...thought i might as moving coilover off front right strut with my knee in hub...it got away from me and has pulled on abs cable..
Couldnt get stiff setting on rear arb link touches coilover base attempting to get in hole.
Gave it some beans down the trading estate and looking for potholes all ok.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on September 02, 2018, 03:40:11 PM
Well done Jon getting all that kit fitted up so quick.

As for the roll bar, make up two flat plates to go between the clamps and the subframe and the bar will pull away from the shocks 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 03:59:15 PM
Cool yep...goid idea...lowered the car 15mm rear and 10mm front...been fishing for metric fine nut no dice lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 04:37:11 PM
Very happy...best its ever been on road..lol dialed in shocks at 5 of hard i.e 25...smooth tarmac at speed into a bed planted...got stuck behind a new pruis at 25mph in open limits..unleashed the thunder on that. Poss go down 5mm all round..ill run it to work and back a few times to bed in...
Need a nult and abs sensor though...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180902/10ab2892bcfd7dc14e8528acd3ed0d92.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2018, 07:15:31 PM
I also put a full exhaust from downpipe back on my scooby ...prob gonna have to remove wheels for another drop but will see how it settles over next few days..
Proper done in..back killing...im off to bed up at 5am for work..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on September 03, 2018, 11:18:12 PM
Awesome write up as ever mate, I need to freshen up my full suspension setup think it’s going to need front and rear bush kit and a fresh set of coilovers too


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 04, 2018, 07:18:21 PM
Quite pleased with the BCs they all wound off fine...id copperslipped the threads previous...lashings of spray lube and a paint brush to flick out any grit and all wound off fine. rears are easy just unbolt...front have to seperate the wishbones and jiggly coilover out...
Got a tiny bit of play in rear control arm everything else is perfect but ive done the pillow ball bushes in this car. Just so nice that quality treated fastners that undue...if it was an rx8 it would be rusty crusty ceased solid after 25 years. Im still hanging though...my back is it bits...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 12:05:26 PM
Done some mods at Camp...
Oops..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/2b0a73152aff69178797b8898e473761.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/c9387512e53fdecc78846c24e451ec3b.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on September 14, 2018, 12:08:57 PM
Arrrrrrgggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg  :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on September 14, 2018, 12:10:43 PM
Oh Nooooo... what have you done  ??? Coming off at Camp leaves you nowhere to go but nearby tyre and concrete walls  :(

Well, at least you are OK (I hope and assume!). Looks like it'll buff out OK ;)

Looks very damp there, so assuming that didn't help!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 12:18:34 PM
Yeah...raining..semi slicks...locked up at camp...warped disc messing with brake control...just went straight on...sore foot n neck to add to my sore botty...
Oh well done now.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on September 14, 2018, 12:33:57 PM
Pleased to hear no worse then that. Semi-slicks on a wet Camp corner was always going to be challenging!

As you say, done now and you're OK, which is the main thing. Step back for a while and decide what you need/want to do to the car. It's coming to the end of the track season and you've still got Westie for some fun, so timing could've been worse. At least you've had some good track times with The Rocket this year  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 12:48:48 PM
Yep no point crying over spilt milk.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on September 14, 2018, 01:07:29 PM
Damn!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 14, 2018, 02:29:58 PM
Well shit!! I think you did it on purpose so you had something to work on...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 04:06:14 PM
Lol trust me...spanner time has pretty much ground to a halt, after all these ops im left with constipation and ibs...i got up at 4.30am to sort myself out so i could go today...thats that in a nutshelf for a family forum !...

Im home im a tad worried about chassis legs at mo...until i strip some bit off looks ok but got check.

Well it was raining and i should have gone in...and front brakes were shaking car like a warp disc....but on inspection run out fine...so prob needed a decent clean up...but i couldnt brake that hard to clean them...i usually push through it and they come back to me...

Shit happens as i said b4 no regrets i go on track days to go hard or go home...2 crashes in 20 years not bad.

Passenger front brake locked i went straight on by the time i was off brakes on grass steering and brakes no effect...

Left a nice 11...lol...
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 04:45:16 PM
Piccys. Crowbard wing off wheel..drives straight.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/7cd529b42c63f909311a229e99858590.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/141ce23d1b21ecba32e77ab2d795c083.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/adda07e67a289c0c8a0a223490d603fc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/76382d534797a0143ff6d891869ca382.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/9bc964164255fde4212fcc7fa6eac53c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/0ebe8144e5588b40938c3bde17861796.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 04:52:11 PM
More..soft frame around passenger headlight m9ved .just driven..steering straight...think legs ok.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 06:01:02 PM
Chassis legs look good to me...
Woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 14, 2018, 06:02:47 PM
Chassis legs look good to me...
Woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 06:07:42 PM
He he...because of the rain i was only going at rx8 speeds....limited the impact speed.
I hate the rain..im never gonna go out in rain again...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 14, 2018, 06:20:26 PM
He he...because of the rain i was only going at rx8 speeds....limited the impact speed.
I hate the rain..im never gonna go out in rain again...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 07:46:43 PM
Strip down started but told to come in ...so i did...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/4d1ed16d3a18a380df41e5654dac8cdc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/7095ffddde2305a0e1ff3b1fc5214f63.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/c8ce95312b52646151d3d8cb2fea652c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/4326cd79ade2c62a2f8e5578b62e8f57.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/b0d35f20575a7180e8593f30ffa468a2.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/555bb2cbd74570c3d88fc690288dd6b8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/c264367d76d2ecdaa4dd465574bddb19.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/9431bdc4c9655e036c5155883198ea27.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/82e3c9c9321cdd51c86ad1f0c651b005.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/f82ca7dc5b33c0feaed854b0c83396f7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/2ca48ad3e6f577134bca7134584da8e7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/e128408f31f7353acdbcd7a90c7490dd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/1d5e6a7e24aa4286c164852e2ce8543e.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 08:35:41 PM
I think its time for a cage...

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Title: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 14, 2018, 08:43:14 PM
I think its time for a cage...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 08:49:48 PM
It will come back better than b4 like the Westy...ill give em a ring.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2018, 08:52:12 PM
I like the urban camo look ...grey black red...mmmm(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180914/54e9e7ecf54283c65939248aa8cb30aa.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 15, 2018, 08:39:29 AM
Whiplash today...cant turn my head right but ll fine apartfrom that..may or may not venure out to garage today. C how i feel later.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 15, 2018, 09:12:41 AM
Whiplash today...cant turn my head right but ll fine apartfrom that..may or may not venure out to garage today. C how i feel later.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 15, 2018, 09:34:14 AM
i have a nagging doubt in my head that there is summit up with my front brakes...id locked up front left at bobbies too when it was dry earlier on car has never done that b4...i spent abit of time checking the discs yesterday and all good...the brake shudder was getting worse with use 3 laps bad come in cool down and ok again...its does not fit with warped disc scenario. Ive never felt the Abs system working in my car road or track perhaps it was and i never felt it and it was making me look good lol...thats been 1 of the best things of the FD the big AP's on the front are awesome every passenger has said the brakes are amazing....perhaps damaging the front abs sensor wire and not replacing was a little fool hardy i assumed with some googling and prior knowledge that the system would just shutdown....id pulled 60a ABS fuse out.
or it was just wet and i locked up but they dont feel right and the brake shudder is bad.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 15, 2018, 12:52:03 PM
What about wheel bearings? If they’re knackered then they can cause a lot of problem.

Wheels not balanced?

Check the bonnet figment where the latch is, I had a bump in my FD, low speed but hit a car and there was no serious damage but the front soft bit, including the headlight bits had moved but it’s really not noticeable.

I only found out after a split appeared in my carbon fibre bonnet that the front was bent as it was causing the bonnet too twist when latched.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 15, 2018, 12:53:23 PM
Glad to see taking off the wings shows that they were actually in need of removing and cleaning all the rusty dust and muck from underneath!!

A cage is a great idea btw


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 15, 2018, 03:33:56 PM
Finished stripping done..
Pop up mech ok headlight no
Headlight cover can be repaired.
Wing is off and toast.
Did some bending and soft front will go back.
Plan to Geo this week and source a red wing for a datum...front bumper has gone back pulled out needs abit more.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/730f820d24ca4fa38932a3793aaec217.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/d0c2806ee105e162457d5ec34fc84b4d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/39f7e682a9fcd16bc729c55fd73c7554.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/589b2048f1085ac98f2774ca1278ae06.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/99baf7a537d0accf237e08da0fe9de61.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/ea6139b4c18f01b4e3950c274901b850.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/5350847f0ccb6787d6aa10ee2460cdf5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180915/1d5337953bdc5cddd30dcf27e1d0311f.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 15, 2018, 07:18:28 PM
What about wheel bearings? If they’re knackered then they can cause a lot of problem.

Wheels not balanced?

Check the bonnet figment where the latch is, I had a bump in my FD, low speed but hit a car and there was no serious damage but the front soft bit, including the headlight bits had moved but it’s really not noticeable.

I only found out after a split appeared in my carbon fibre bonnet that the front was bent as it was causing the bonnet too twist when latched.


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Its all moved over a tad..not worried about that...get it through geo...then hammer back together lol...no latch to worry about and the bonnet fit  is awful so work around.
Gonna try some new pads think these have ebc have had it...theres nothing else it could be.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on September 16, 2018, 06:27:42 AM
Nose has taken big hit, looks quite funky actually...  8)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2018, 09:55:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eji2pkXef74

this pretty much carbon copy apart from nobody followed me off....
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on September 16, 2018, 12:46:02 PM
I thought it was after the corner, not before  :(

Couldn't see the front wheels but it looked like he aquaplaned off rather than understeered off  along with the guy behind   
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2018, 01:04:15 PM
Thats what  i did..no turn in..straight on..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2018, 06:15:41 PM
Whiplash got the better of me today, neck is killing so took some ibruprofen which my stomach really disaproved off..and kick started an ibs episode...anyways enough moaning....back to looking for parts..
Prob gonna end up fibreglass wings and front bumper about the same price as 2nd hand anyway...so may as well upgrade.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: adamgaltress on September 16, 2018, 07:47:31 PM
Sorry to see you've had an off Jon. Hope your whiplash injury gets better soon 👍 good to see you cracking on and getting it sorted so quickly
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2018, 07:58:04 PM
Thanks mate...yep...rain got me lol ran out of talent. Gonna try an organise geo for this week and hope ok...looks ok but need that confirmation...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2018, 11:51:52 AM
Geo booked for friday...Local place young lad is a combe racer and is the goto guy around here for geo track race set up...
Ive been stringing and staring a it...needs someone with the expertise to say its ok...lol.
If anythings bent i would bet on the lower control arm ive been staring at like Uri Gellar..rofl...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 20, 2018, 01:36:22 PM
Fd wall art...
And the Lovely Mr Carl Hayward has donated a wing and bumper to the repair...very much appreciated.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/be5d3b464843490f3bea3e66ea38b380.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 20, 2018, 01:55:45 PM
Big garage clean up today...making room...photos off junk/ unwanted car parts for ebay lol...im a bit of a womble...pheww pop up survived..bit bent but we can sort that.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/f2386150d9f30c6b0fb4ef42b20c8513.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/74963fc343bd570ec1707c5c739c05f5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/d79d5539ea76411224151cc583fc8404.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/45f2a34f8f748a4682f9a9d020004ab4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/f6e3b81fa6349dfac2402ca66341ff4b.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 20, 2018, 02:30:43 PM
And to cheer my self up put the jump pack and 2l of fuel in the fb...turned the key and fired right up....got some  antifreeze in her so wanted to get her warm and circulate it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180920/5ceda3ce673cabef82079641cfca2e2c.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 20, 2018, 04:32:09 PM
Car dropped off at Alignment Gurus place...keep you fingers x

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2018, 03:47:50 PM
Just had the news car is STRAIGHT! All tracked up Pheww...Woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on September 21, 2018, 04:44:55 PM
Just had the news car is STRAIGHT! All tracked up Pheww...Woohoo.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2018, 06:43:08 PM
Yep...sleep like a log tonight.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 04, 2018, 07:37:45 PM
Picked a bumper n wing from Carl today and did some lining up...and then straighting of oil cooler brackets...not sure im gonna use this wing it seems to have a twist . I can get front ok but then sill is out and vice versa...maybe the car lol..but wing has a crease low down. Needs more work. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/7023f34f4cece619319292e9d7e8ab5b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/fef3c18529b31e9fea289c57feb78fd7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/6df34bfa42f8e05e2d57d1cfcff2c207.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 04, 2018, 07:47:01 PM
Get some aftermarket ones.


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 04, 2018, 07:51:24 PM
I need a straight standard 1 for a datum..unsure aftermarket straight....i need to straighten pop up light bracket...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 04:45:23 PM
Yay! Fixed...nah not really...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/a988ce3b7ef63ebfda990ebf40827109.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/adced8a8559b0a3b6d5a0a444c647098.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 04:56:20 PM
Even though it looks awful its actually lining up...ive had to pull wing about quite a bit...but its going back into shape...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/e284af07b98e5da75fe0fb2ebe19d4ea.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 04:58:08 PM
Picking up a red  door from Tim tomoz..so all gotta come off again.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/6aa5d67ecafaeb1fd5a99bfdce5c4296.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/d9f7b0212da2b35ebf73f8768bb81b14.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 05:24:44 PM
Happy. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/919634be4c1da9c189f215c3f9667a49.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/9c00108368a3ba8adf813fac6caf4182.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/3e3a36f89bfec453e55543fe75a5b4ed.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 06:19:38 PM
Then i laquered wing...just to see what it would look like with a sheen toit? Happy with shutlines...bonnet not on hinges but will be tomoz when brad comes round..
Think the wing is staying like this...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/0db3955241f0fd5a94530830cdc63248.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/c6c46664033be687677cdbf349cec71c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181008/ddebc0a7baac364302ef5479ba0a981a.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 08, 2018, 06:30:41 PM
Those panels gaps are better than some peoples “finished road cars” lol


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 08, 2018, 06:39:02 PM
Thanks mate..yep..took a while and at 1 point hanging off wing to get the twist out.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on October 09, 2018, 09:47:27 AM
Ahh the Rat Rod look then  ;D ;D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 09, 2018, 09:52:52 AM
Or Budget Boosted look...gonna be a new trend me thinks...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 09, 2018, 10:09:15 AM
Its a bit ackward...as paint is bad everywhere so if i got bonnet wing door quarter painted goona look awful as rest is faded red ...so then looking at 2k plus for respray which i dont wanna spend..as ear marked 1200 for clubman spec rollcage with door bars...which is eating into rebuild with single tubby fund..which is in its infancy lol.
If i get it painted ill get precious over it when really i just wanna drive it fast. It aint no show pony....but i have some vinyl ideas in my head and a few graphics to complete the look...maybe...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 09, 2018, 07:11:48 PM
Plastidip? Probably cheapest option and easiest. You could do it at home for couple hundred?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 09, 2018, 07:18:52 PM
Looking into plastidip.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 09, 2018, 07:59:21 PM
Picked my door up then ended up at Thruxton for some passenger rides...just got in lol

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on October 10, 2018, 06:47:13 AM
You should leave that wing like that. Looks quite cool

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 10, 2018, 06:56:26 AM
I quite like it too...when its off to put the door on, ill flatten and re lacquer..and treat the rust on inside. Only cost a few hundred so far so got off lightly...at Thruxton yesterday guy crashed his spammed up mk2 Golf...he didnt get off so lightly visiblly bent twisted shell. I didnt get a photo out of respect but proper wrecked. But he had a cage and he was fine...
Im getting a cage, at Tims yesterday there was a caged fd...the rollcage tube to drivers a pillar seems in way of throttle pedal....looked ackward to me.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:10:44 PM
Fibre glass FAIL...god awful stuff...lol not alot i can do now semi hard....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/1f032d34f34588d7ffd4254a0379cf44.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/aa00dcf52fa5f95b8ce7d13e36ca5aee.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:13:19 PM
Headlight in....absolute pig...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/6de82a9944c7e32a4397a3fe8550083e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/82ec790b9b1b265cd32f0c59824b0ae4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/da1bf7b4c9f1738d28ed957cacdf86e1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/bb23923ba450913673869f4ad4fab4c6.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:27:04 PM
Sometimes you just gotta Laugh....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/e91f323cb92dd040ad5f30f58ab6596d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/6a65d0f915bf2b4168e4c5c01f6c26b8.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on October 13, 2018, 04:43:25 PM
Fibre glass FAIL...god awful stuff...lol not alot i can do now semi hard....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/1f032d34f34588d7ffd4254a0379cf44.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/aa00dcf52fa5f95b8ce7d13e36ca5aee.jpg)

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Grind it off , you should have had a bit more gel coat where the white bits ain’t covered . Best time to manipulate it is when it’s starting to cure


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:48:30 PM
Yep will grind off when hard...it was very nice then i touched with gloves on..they stuck...and thats how it ended up...ill grind into the shape i need and p38 the rest..

Stay tuned for Boosted learning to wrap a car...what could possibly go wrong..
I got grey red and black in Chromium Gloss in my head its gonna look fantastic....i suspect ill end up in a right mess...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on October 13, 2018, 04:50:53 PM
Yep will grind off when hard...it was very nice then i touched with gloves on..they stuck...and thats how it ended up...ill grind into the shape i need and p38 the rest..

Stay tuned for Boosted learning to wrap a car...what could possibly go wrong..
I got grey red and black in Chromium Gloss in my head its gonna look fantastic....i suspect ill end up in a right mess...

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It’s easier to grind if it hasn’t cured 100% , dusty as hell mind ......
Is it just the wing your wrapping ?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:52:13 PM
Nope whole car...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on October 13, 2018, 04:54:36 PM
Nope whole car...

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Pay a pro , flat bits are easy , the curves are a pig ..
I had a quote of around £850 a few years back for a van


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:55:05 PM
Ive had enough for today...my garage is a mess...crap everywhere. .put the alarm on and locked the door...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/69b52b642de01696d9b2eecce50a2b00.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/09400b857dc0472fb309bab2c3e44ffb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/a53ae1b34f3094e360831d3b7031fa24.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181013/899a19d7f0628609037f0c3e53342da9.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2018, 04:58:57 PM
I bought enough for side and bonnet...ill have ago i was goona stripe it in coloured sections to keep the areas small and managable....time will tell...can always rip it off...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 14, 2018, 04:56:09 PM
Just a shout out to alignment guys..Harveys Motorsport in Westbury Wilts.
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 14, 2018, 05:01:20 PM
And they were awesome enough too not show the damaged side too!


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 14, 2018, 05:03:50 PM
Yep....lol...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 16, 2018, 05:16:13 PM
Going for summit like this..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181016/6ff3caac381319bb5bdf5fd32cd7b267.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 16, 2018, 05:27:02 PM
That’s a ginetta


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 16, 2018, 07:32:53 PM
I know mate, goona wrap summit like this...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Dax on October 17, 2018, 03:03:56 PM
Haven’t been on in a while and enjoyed reading up, but oh dear what ya done lol

Glad to hear you came out pretty much unharmed tho


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 17, 2018, 03:15:02 PM
Lol yep got off lightly...car will be fine and back out on track next year.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 17, 2018, 03:25:20 PM
So weve had a word with my painter..2k for a respray so not going to happen, good price i know and it would be mint but hes gonna paint bonnet and passenger light cover as im not gonna even attempt to wrap that. Ill put some stripey wrap onit after..then roof gloss grey and then sides red black n grey. Wheels will be in for refurb..flirting with electric blue but will see after wrap on..safe option is gloss black...missing half a splitter its buried under combe tyre wall...
So i will make a home brew 1 with under boonet cover. Was looking at bgw,s but not gonna bother now ive seen prices.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: MightyCondor on October 17, 2018, 04:09:40 PM
£2k for a full respray! That's cheap. If he's good I'll have to bare that in mind. Plenty of things to spend my money on first though...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 17, 2018, 04:31:34 PM
Thats to me as i put a fair bit of work his way,  and do not set him any time limits.. my eunos  was done by him on that criteria, public first.
I suspect 2.5 to 3k. Introduced via me. Last 7 he done was mint.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: MightyCondor on October 17, 2018, 07:22:44 PM
Thats to me as i put a fair bit of work his way,  and do not set him any time limits.. my eunos  was done by him on that criteria, public first.
I suspect 2.5 to 3k. Introduced via me. Last 7 he done was mint.

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Ah fair enough. Still very reasonable if the quality is good.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 17, 2018, 07:26:28 PM
Vw trained paint technician. Hes very good.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 18, 2018, 03:37:17 PM
This is his work, 6 months on. The low price does not reflect the quality of work. There are  about 5 spray shops where i live so healthy competition...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/07533570f59914a4b44b51e6741405bb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/db807e917b661ad160c71d436b35efab.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181018/6dda8c15ffe37307bcad98dc1cc04a82.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 23, 2018, 06:46:20 PM
Got out on FD today. Swapped door over and all trim window reg etc...then put wing on...then tried bumper...not quite right gotta pull pop up light forward...but getting there. Last photo bonnet edge touching rear off pop up cover..need to move forward..shouldnt be a problem...thought i had it spot on but when bonnet bolted to hinges still needs a tweak or 2. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/b263f977317e0455a6091ca9a4948f3f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/101409382cc9ba8321cc49e983d6d91e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/08413732f06d393aeaa6a793b538e1df.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/0829e0b61fa837dcf068925d14f4c8e7.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/e518ae898423c6ac715f1c86f6e05bd1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/078b7c84c287d5f43180959a9e045d95.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/4aadaef6087f66b8b161d77383063cb8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/82603df7979bb39b0b99e8e446ff7f9e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/840d4c684568c197add62fc6dfa27683.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on October 23, 2018, 08:53:12 PM
While your at it, to really get the transformation going, you need a cage   ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 23, 2018, 09:03:58 PM
Defo getting a cage!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 31, 2018, 03:30:51 PM
Note to self. Dont crash it again...hairs already gone grey...itll fallout next...lining up still ball ache...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181031/53689435922ec1ede682654e60c018c7.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on October 31, 2018, 04:41:53 PM
Well been chasing shutlines..wing to door big gap and bonnet slightly out this is best compromise....had to make some holes bigger along the way lol. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181031/b00b42b6cb36c3b9a4731fb72335f13f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181031/7e771fdc66e107ea7e380e0d1d330212.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181031/ac56680cb484bff30c782bda2eaaeb20.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181031/51d7dad7526b238b0f8fcf5d3930abcd.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 01, 2018, 01:04:03 PM
Well been for a spin around my estate...few duggits to get boost all good...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on November 01, 2018, 01:19:12 PM
Well done, I know from the past what a pig of a job that would have been.

 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 01, 2018, 01:28:40 PM
It aint right...but front soft bit moved..
Look at these...wheel locking caused crash..no more ebc for me..never seen pads go like this....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/91306d559d7592bcff76f003af60720f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/e2e5e7432ab37d19792d25322b068069.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/6df3e293149f4f5c2b74e3b72d011067.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 01, 2018, 01:30:43 PM
Less than year old..boosted right foot abused...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/8b776a2e3137796c9b293d8ebc0d28c7.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 01, 2018, 01:34:16 PM
Jesus those pads look worse than the ones I just took off my car that have done 40,000 miles


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 01, 2018, 01:42:45 PM
The first set of ebc endurance where sweet..these well look fooked to me...prob a different compound...hard to show but the surface is textured not smooth at all.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181101/0b7a03edd85c3496b1d7f3a8ac89e09d.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on November 01, 2018, 04:08:28 PM
What a h**l??? Those are long gone...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on November 02, 2018, 08:51:38 PM
Those pads look absolutely horrid  ???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 02, 2018, 09:11:59 PM
Yep...locked front wheels..no brake feel/modulation atall...
Im done with ebc.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 04, 2018, 04:29:19 PM
Question:
Got a tiny bit of play in rear toe link inner bush...are these bushes replaceable? Car is polybushed but this is part of the suspension is oem on my car.
Seen hardrace 1s...
Mmm options?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 04, 2018, 05:13:42 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181104/2672105eec730250cce8ac95bd5fce79.jpg)

These toe links?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 04, 2018, 05:28:37 PM
https://www.rx7club.com/suspension-wheels-tires-brakes-20/how-remove-replace-suspension-bushings-211372/page2/


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 04, 2018, 05:29:44 PM
Scroll down too post 45 I think


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 04, 2018, 05:42:01 PM
Thats the 1s...at work atmo...ill lokie later mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 04, 2018, 06:09:01 PM
Sweet. Ill press the bad 1 out.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 14, 2018, 05:28:50 AM
Got my front discs on the lathe for a light skim.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/16e44497bbc592f9ed55eb3b12663f2b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/3ed5d3b396b03fffe0e525fd6ed7f5e2.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 14, 2018, 06:08:16 AM
Were they warped? Did you have to take much off?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on November 14, 2018, 08:58:24 AM
Great pic, wizzy wizzy to go with your  new "real" brake pads ;)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 14, 2018, 11:45:14 AM
No not warped but a pitted contact patch from standing and some inline grooves from 2 pad life cycles...so took 1 mm of each face to be completely smooth.
My work mates done it for me 1 was a RN engineer and the other a tool maker so between them they made up a boss to hold the disc and set it up with 1 thou runout before facing off. Lost some depth to the j hook groove.
Obviously with competition like this im the best looking engineer on my shift lol. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/097bbca955ecbecb529a8dc8b965f82d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181114/ef6e97aa762a10c303afe130dc656e64.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on November 25, 2018, 03:21:55 PM
Yay! First proper drive since smash...ohh missed this...animal lol...so not far basically down trading est and bed the new pads in, few squirts of boost...new camber on front makes steering lighter low speed...
It aint pretty but its mine...
1 more go at FB...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/4872b1c1b4dbcebb2d672879836f90e3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/577e271d8faa6e232ff39c0f7c94b99c.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/3e6c7f18bf8d6a28f1febb3cd6a30943.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181125/84e38245f5ee8766d852f94dc43e379a.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2018, 04:11:28 PM
Well been out for a hour and all good. Straight as a die at speed. Brakes blimin good no shaking, boost temps all in check...happy bunny.
Got a few funny looks...and a few thumbs up from school kids,pesky little shits!!!
And in other news, im feeling great...about a week now hoping not to tempt fate....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 12, 2018, 05:16:06 PM
 :13: Great news Jon  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2018, 07:16:23 PM
spoke to soon....3 hours in A&E today.... :violent1:  got some magic cream....
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Post by: clive on December 17, 2018, 07:26:28 PM
Arrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggggggg :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on December 17, 2018, 07:39:56 PM
So sorry to hear that Jon, and just as things were looking up on the health front too  :(
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on December 18, 2018, 05:56:12 AM
Bugger...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on December 31, 2018, 03:17:00 PM
Well fd update...just finished discussions with  painter...respray in mid jan...
bonnet roof and tailgate flat gloss black and rest in Vintage red...
Maybe track wheels electric blue prob black..certainly not white.
Basically Racing Beat colours..
Cheapo job just to get it shiny not door shuts etc..but windscreen coming out for new and tailgate glass out.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2019, 01:53:46 PM
Yay...op number 4 in 6 to 8 weeks hopefully fix me for good this time...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on January 11, 2019, 04:54:22 PM
Fingers crossed for you Jon.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2019, 05:33:15 PM
Thanks mate....hopefully the minimum which is Botox injections...lol who would have thought you could have them there, worst case is a bag but the thought of not sitting on a bog does have its appeal after all the time ive spent on the throne.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on January 11, 2019, 08:28:49 PM
Much love and good much Jon


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2019, 08:44:16 PM
Cheers mate...id researched and botox came up i was going to enquire about going private.  Seen a different consultant today and result someone finally listening to me and now on the waiting list. Fingers x...after all the tests i have partial bowel opening function poss scar tissue etc...botox relaxes the muscle and sorts the spasm...hopefully!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on January 12, 2019, 05:08:16 AM
Damn...  ??? Fingers crossed mate
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 11, 2019, 01:01:42 PM
Yay got an op date 26th Feb...was told full up til end of March with my Consultant....
Bit of pleading now in 2 weeks...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on February 11, 2019, 06:27:58 PM
Not long to wait then  :) I hope it sorts things out for you!
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 11, 2019, 06:32:20 PM
Cheers mate me 2...cant book anything, cars are needing tlc..mots looming....pretty crap really...hey ho saved a fair bit though not spending it...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 12, 2019, 12:22:08 PM
Op Cancelled...!!!!! Brought forward to 22nd..yay...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 12, 2019, 04:42:03 PM
No more Rotary Rocket...in sprayshop soon...hopefully b4 op so he can crack on...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190212/a53235e97f51a1bfc112cbf8d80943f5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190212/f161ca13d3cc8f12ba5ac0b8237b3419.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2019, 05:29:40 PM
5 laps at Combe today little shakedown after bump....all ok...but set up is very loose on rear. Needs some tweaks.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Casey on February 15, 2019, 05:35:39 PM
Great to hear you and your FD are back on track  :)
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2019, 06:42:46 PM
Yep...brakes good, still boosting, dead straight under power. Nothing rubbing in the bends.. turn it lovely just very skittish on rear...i was not in my usual attack corner mode and evident. Some softening off dampners there were at 22 from 30 hard and tyre pressure monitoring.
Drove there Drove back...brill to be back in the big FD.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on February 15, 2019, 07:49:37 PM
Excellent News :bravo_2:
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Post by: boosted on February 15, 2019, 07:58:02 PM
Yep had me some fun!!! I had to pull over on way home and soften allround to 5...my body roll wallow has gone so now just gotta find the sweetspot...12 fr 10 rr and the Racing beat arb set up should from what ive read be perfect...think dampners too stiff it felt like a driving a girder on way home as i forgot to soften off.
I treated her to new battery today too...lol im so tight that was the 1 that came with the car...whilst it sat in a field for 3 years...
Starts hot n cold straight away now....i reckon Tims comp testers got a leak...lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2019, 08:00:18 PM
Fingers crossed taking it apart tomoz prep for bodyshop and drop off...
All change...its staying vintage red...my mates done me a fantastic price so i dont wanna take the  p messing about with 2 tone colours..
Just shiny red.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2019, 08:07:36 PM
This whats got me going lol(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190215/90d414b1b86df3900d6f44ab78c24bf7.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 16, 2019, 06:34:27 AM
Awesome news mate.  :sign0098: Keep beating the s**t out off that car  :great:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 16, 2019, 07:57:17 AM
I cant believe the engines still going.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 16, 2019, 11:57:36 AM
Ive just been out for a run...i think the rear tyres have gone hard. It spun up in a straight line...i wish you could still get r888....looks like its R888Rs match with the fronts.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on February 16, 2019, 02:09:48 PM
I wonder what kind of tyres I should get. I reckon that chinese 215s wont last long

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 16, 2019, 02:48:41 PM
Ready for bodyshop.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190216/cc2f315ceb049bdfd19bf9e0c63b3b93.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190216/84657ef044776f02cc1ffd767b54dc63.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: RobbieRX-7 on February 27, 2019, 09:52:28 PM
100 years later. Sorry bud lol. There was quite a few rx's over there that weekend.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2019, 05:18:32 AM
So the first 5 piccys are my 7 when Carl had it? Should be looking nice n shiny in a few weeks.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2019, 06:38:07 PM
No news on the fd...hes moving workshop so i installed new compressor and airdryer..
So with Westy ready for mot but a sat and Shogun  caliper all sorted....the ol Coltie sprung to mind....cant get mot as abs light...cant read as pre obd old skool...so light comes on and goes out with ignition. But over 10 mph comes on this points to wheel sensor but light came on when when disconnecting 2 relays for seperate lighting fault in loom.
So check x4 sensor resistance and ac rotating check all good...remove relays all green horrible...no dice...then Brad came round...new 350z long story...engine blew in first 24hrs oil burner out drifting...new engine in on mates ramp but no lockers...so we done a deal...i get all 4 lockers off and he has drive around with sticker off my choice for a month on his car.....
Then i put wings back on coltie....front abs sensor plugs up under wing. ....parked up and now the elec windows dont work....think the 26 yr old loom gone funky...anyways funny ol day achieve nothing but stuck a sticker on my mates car.....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/ce37c0a7c46db2a869e1c52489fdc594.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/f11eb7dd76ab2594b6164d7e8042eacc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/5ceed025ec2988f592f7df0f301c605c.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2019, 06:41:33 PM
Oh an i bought another mx5...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 02, 2019, 07:51:57 PM


Seems to me a pretty good day then

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 02, 2019, 08:31:53 PM
No news on the fd...hes moving workshop so i installed new compressor and airdryer..
So with Westy ready for mot but a sat and Shogun  caliper all sorted....the ol Coltie sprung to mind....cant get mot as abs light...cant read as pre obd old skool...so light comes on and goes out with ignition. But over 10 mph comes on this points to wheel sensor but light came on when when disconnecting 2 relays for seperate lighting fault in loom.
So check x4 sensor resistance and ac rotating check all good...remove relays all green horrible...no dice...then Brad came round...new 350z long story...engine blew in first 24hrs oil burner out drifting...new engine in on mates ramp but no lockers...so we done a deal...i get all 4 lockers off and he has drive around with sticker off my choice for a month on his car.....
Then i put wings back on coltie....front abs sensor plugs up under wing. ....parked up and now the elec windows dont work....think the 26 yr old loom gone funky...anyways funny ol day achieve nothing but stuck a sticker on my mates car.....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/ce37c0a7c46db2a869e1c52489fdc594.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/f11eb7dd76ab2594b6164d7e8042eacc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190302/5ceed025ec2988f592f7df0f301c605c.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2019, 02:56:13 PM
Boosted garage tidy, 85% im fixed, feel the awesome welling up inside me, either that or i need todo another enema...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: rote8 on March 06, 2019, 04:17:03 PM
Hopefully the awesomeness and your fixed permanently Jon. :sign0098:
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Post by: boosted on March 06, 2019, 04:19:56 PM
Yep...botox last 3 months ..but hopefully my bodys relearned by then else i can have another...irrigation clinic tomoz..with blondie and brunette but thats another story, ask me at JDM if im there lol...far too x rated for here...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 02:24:40 PM
Yep in da oven...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/fbf024f258e20822682f8f6b69dc97b5.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 02:57:05 PM
100 deg 5 to 10 mins..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/cfc0b0a10a91a19ad416fb3eb1e966d0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/8a97f39440cbfa548b0cfb72570e509b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/0804caeb80f3e383e741eec695413ef1.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 07, 2019, 03:12:53 PM
Was the pizza nice ?


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 04:04:08 PM
Im sat on my hands waiting for paint to dry...2 baking thingies and 1 jam jar lid stencil...til i got caught red handed...round ebay lights on ebay are 300 quid square a 100er so a see what they look like experiment...
I used todo this with scooby bugeye lights...buy a set for a tenner!!! Detango, paint surround black and sell em for 150 a set on ebay...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 05:39:52 PM
I decided to mask and spray inside...maybe shouldve done outside..the textured finish bled some paint inside so not perfect circles...oh well not mainy people see my brake lights for long...i shown my phone light inside and ok...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/19702320cd65a70249c5176faf4f2be9.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/e1468328a5258be17f6b58c84ca40eca.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/6033b7111a97bb782246c7ea1330ff3f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/309ad66eeb4aa1ef589767afbb4660a2.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 07:30:11 PM
Arts n craft finished...quite happy..(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/82871fc43865ab3c3a14774c8682f0e0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/8f5bae34c2babfda8d724e03a4de1b39.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/cbb43877a5e1b0abbdeb1fe0527da0a3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/ee9e4f473ee8f410f8a5c6e685b0ad70.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/d39939794222fff645e2bc57617a0975.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/3100853e249b3fb63d090d7d5ebd1119.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190307/35fa619624a19fc77021ec1653272857.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 07, 2019, 07:48:51 PM
They came out ok  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2019, 08:01:02 PM
Yep 1 indicator bit egg shaped but by yhe time you notice the light would have gone of..lol
Got my tyres from Carl mate thank...my rears are  9j and front 8.5 j...so should fit me think?
Can you remember the compound?

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: exiled-viking on March 10, 2019, 07:51:52 PM
nice job  :13:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 08:10:49 AM
mmmm, its paint colour time.....im flip flopping all over the place....oem vintage red...aurora blue like the Westy...or BLACK....sparkling r3 black.... :great:
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Post by: Mr Spiller on March 12, 2019, 08:53:25 AM
mmmm, its paint colour time.....im flip flopping all over the place....oem vintage red...aurora blue like the Westy...or BLACK....sparkling r3 black.... :great:
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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 09:04:21 AM
Mmmm...ive been looking online for inspiration...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 12, 2019, 09:06:10 AM
Mmmm...ive been looking online for inspiration...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 09:08:08 AM
Very nice colour.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 12, 2019, 09:10:00 AM
Very nice colour.....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 09:12:41 AM
I really like montego blue...when the suns shining....that pops...or stick with vintage red...or laguna blue like my eunos lol....i dunno...you just added another colour to the conundrum...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 12, 2019, 10:31:55 AM
Me likes

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Mr Spiller on March 12, 2019, 10:34:36 AM
Grey


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 12, 2019, 10:39:17 AM
Nope...its a fad and will be short lived..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 12, 2019, 03:27:21 PM
One dude here is painting his FD to Midnight Purple Skyline R34. Looks awesome

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 15, 2019, 03:52:19 PM
Ive decided its staying NU vintage red, boring but is oem bodystyling which is quite rare with all the 99 spec tart ups and bomex, re amelia etc body kits, over fenders...im keeping it oem....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 04:38:09 PM
Well hes started on mine, 5 layers of paint on roof....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/441b14295ae0f7f1247cef3f180d607d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/3f9e266eaef9fa44679343ea3e701ecc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/7127a7651c71fa483586259859e5fa6e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190317/407faac2ebdfeba09f43cac5fc8bbfc6.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: clive on March 17, 2019, 04:44:27 PM
Think of all that weight saving  :great:.

Allegedly Pre-War Silver Arrows Mercs and Auto Unions were never painted just to save weight.

Bare metal and just lacquer then?   :D
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 17, 2019, 07:11:07 PM
How have I not seen this thread before Jon?

Maybe I should leave the shed more often......

Can't wait to see that all shiny  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 07:26:40 PM
Previous owner used as a Nurburgring track car, then sat in a field for 3 years enter me with light recommissioning...tracked for 3 years then little bump august last year...at Combe...now geting abit of tlc...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 17, 2019, 07:33:54 PM
Nice one !

How does it compare to the westy?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 07:39:12 PM
Its slower round Combe by about 4 secs...1.19ish...but its far more forgiving and  driving a car as opposed to a go kart....
Its still on twin turbos running 320 bhp.
I prefer to drive this the Westy is full assault of senses and body.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 17, 2019, 07:47:35 PM
And yet you seem so relaxed on the you tube vids in the westy
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 08:02:48 PM
Lol..its fun, no doubt about that...its awesome to drive, you just gotta be alert 100%..pretty much all the vids are in afternoon and i build up speed..but the FD you can just jump in and be consistent with a lap or 2..plus its got turbo BOOST, always fun
After a trackday in the Westy i usually fall asleep at 8pm and the next day i ache all over, like you been karting....if you dont downshift rev match in the Westy you will lock the rear up, thats scary when you gotta turn in at speed...i spent a whole day at an airfield circuit spinning out lol.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 08:04:24 PM
And forget it in the wet....totally useless and horrible place tobe .

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 17, 2019, 08:11:47 PM
Damn...... Strange how an rx8 can have different characteristics when you put the power plant in something with a third of the weight.

I hope my project the doesn't drive like a pig.

Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 08:18:24 PM
Gonna be rapid, youve got the best of both worlds, roof and little bit more weight make it usable in the wet.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 17, 2019, 08:31:13 PM
Let's see, I hope I enjoy it,  I'll be so disappointed after the effort.

Anyway keep up the good work on the 7
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2019, 08:51:58 PM
Cheers mate.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 09:42:04 AM
Had an hour to kill at work.....went through the early posts.....

Do0d, I swear your wife has more patience than my shed widow.....

Looks ace when you first got it (need to explore this forum a bit more)

Scrub that, looks the dogs danglies....

 
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2019, 02:16:57 PM
Jamie, that thing is super fast. I had opportunity riding shotgun at Silverstone few years ago...

First, Jon is good driver. Second, even tho that car is quite stock, its unbelievable. Jon really got nice car for quite desent money...

And Jon, shut up!

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 03:01:11 PM
Lol...ive still got vid. Every now and then i watched pmsl.

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 03:08:35 PM
Painter keeps twisting my arm on paint cour hes itching to paint something wild...
Ive been looking at the Hellcat paint codes Torrid red really pops, not quite a candy but very nice, theres a plum too....i really like the Plum and would be a first me thinks...ill post some piccys later..
Or the new Mazda Soul red Mica....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2019, 03:44:41 PM
Lol...ive still got vid. Every now and then i watched pmsl.

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Bugger...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 04:49:24 PM
Oh why did you have to mention colours............. ????

Its been rattling around my head recently, Im thinking period colours and yes one is blue Jon! , but also two tone.

Im thinking silver roof at the same shade as the wheels but either imperial maroon or ambassador blue.... look below

I know they're Anglia 105e but its that era...........

I dunno for yours Jon, I like street sleepers so id keep it stock colour and confuse people, but then its an RX7 so it was designed to be fast, so yeah, maybe go wild..... I like copper these days, a bit like Tonys old 8, trend atm is copper plated stuff opposed to chrome... Copper n Satin black???

Dunno bud, colour is a very personal choice.
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 04:49:55 PM
Lol...ive still got vid. Every now and then i watched pmsl.

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Was Jarno a bit poorly???
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 05:16:14 PM
https://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0913/23/copper-mazda-rx7-10-remote-control_1_97af5743458fb3db4cf8437e47ddbcfb.jpg

Yes , no ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 05:22:38 PM
Yes nice...
Inner ear problem....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 05:26:33 PM
Ahhhh ok,

Well I shall not mock the afflicted.

Must have been all the G’s lol

When do you think it will be back on the road ?
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 05:28:13 PM
About a month fingers x

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 05:31:48 PM
Hahahahaha

Just read that, got really confused, forgot about my previous Q? And then thought you were blowing me kisses.....

Almost put, wrong window Jon, it’s too cozy for me lolll
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 05:35:31 PM
Im not shy sweetie xxx

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 05:39:32 PM
Erm I know you don’t know me....... it’s not often I’m stuck for words lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 06:45:58 PM
Mmmmm(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/31493ed036e728b6cee35e6de1f8c287.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 06:46:35 PM
Would be a brave colour...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 06:48:29 PM
Or ...save but styker red...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/4c4d8cc5af0d599fe52e2629adfeb4a8.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 06:50:24 PM
I like it....(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/49075443390eb10a4cd03e88e44e9ba5.jpg)

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 07:04:50 PM
Wow, I like them all!

My fave is the red, and Im not a fan of red overall, reminds me of my XL250, but I think its Inferno Orange from the Chevy Camaro.

The purple Dodge looks a bit pimpish, but it suits the 7 better x lol
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 07:08:19 PM
That Styker Red is as deep as you like !
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 07:13:12 PM
Yeah, pimp my ride..too brave for me...


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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: Jamie R on March 18, 2019, 07:15:50 PM
Yeah, pimp my ride..too brave for me...


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Youd need a purple velvet suit to drive it lol

What about that plum you mentioned?

how about Jarno clutch lilac? *hides*
Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 07:21:25 PM
With a leopard print trilby...lol...sticking with red me thinks...

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2019, 07:21:38 PM
Lol...ive still got vid. Every now and then i watched pmsl.

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Was Jarno a bit poorly???
Yes, I have inner ear problem. Some times it makes me feel woozy... And that was one of those times... Those Gs in corners was too much I quess. I wasnt going to puke, but it made me feel like crap... To my defence, few days earlier I felt like shit at plane too, when we arrived to Gatwick..

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: re japi on March 18, 2019, 07:23:19 PM
R34 Midnight Purple looks awesome at FD
Also, new MX-5 bright candy red is awesome, dont know its name

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 07:24:48 PM
Jarno: Go to PITS, i heard Go for it, and thought Jesus i am, ok i go a bit faster...
2 laps later...Jarno: i really need to go to pits..me, oh shit mate i thought you said GO For it!!! Was hilarious....

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Title: Re: BOOSTED FD BUILD.
Post by: boosted on March 18, 2019, 07:26:02 PM
R34 Midnight Purple looks awesome at FD
Also, new MX-5 bright candy red is awesome, dont know its name

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