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Yes, that was a fantastic day!

Thanks to Chris, Aston and Ryan for being my buddies on my very first trackday, thanks to Casey for organising it and thanks to everyone else who was there for being cool dudes and splendid chaps. :cheers

My camera sort of worked - the mount was on the :censored: so I had to use my awesome video processing skillz to fix it :Typing

Here\'s Chris generating flames, rubbishy video but if you squint you can sort of just about make them out:

Here\'s me trundling round:

Not quite sure exactly what went wrong here but we finished up pointing the wrong way with the wipers on! :2Confused (No harm done though)

Rotostock Pics and Vids / Rotorstock 10 Photos
« on: August 19, 2013, 11:05:07 AM »
An excellent day out, big thanks to all involved in organising it.

Here\'s my mates vid of me demonstrating how NOT to avoid excessive wheelspin when launching:


Convoys to Shows/Meets / Rotorstock 10 Convoy - NW
« on: August 16, 2013, 01:39:32 PM »
In case I don\'t catch up at Knutsford what route will you be taking?

Convoys to Shows/Meets / Rotorstock 10 Convoy - NW
« on: August 12, 2013, 05:14:59 PM »
Don\'t think I can make Knutsford for 7:30, won\'t be leaving Blackburn until 7:00 due to my sidekick being a Mr Sleepy Head. Might just be able to catch up - I\'ll keep an eye out. Will be in a silver FD.

Events Calendar / ROTORSTOCK 10! - 17TH AUGUST (Names only thread)
« on: August 09, 2013, 02:42:58 PM »
Saturday only
1. Lisa & Clive
2. Mpk490p FD
3. Grant Monkhouse
4. AMH & MrC
5. Steve and Michelle Garbutt(cough rx3 cough).
6. Kevin & Sharon
7. Will66 (No rotary)
8. Ian.M
9. Chris & Tina
10. jim & heidi
11. John & Maria
12. Johnf +1
13. Kees+4
14. easylife (+1)
15. fil_auto ( FD3s )
16. Casey
17. exiled-viking
18. FEED Addict (FD) and the misses.
19. Shaun_rx8 and partner
20. Fernandofan08
21. Patm & family
22. SmbFD3S and Partner
23. Dave and Sally (FB)
24. Rossco fc3s cab
25. Clarky+1
26. Kevin & Lez
27. Shiro7
28 oddball + 1
29. Carbon RX & Skirt
30. Syed
31. Michaelb
32. Mike The W +1

1. Shaunwil
2. Marcus (The wife has had a better offer)

Got back on Friday evening after two days and two nights in Ball Hill - the home of Hayward Rotary.

Thanks to Carl, Ian, Bradley and George for tolerating me hanging around the workshops, for their awesome work and for being top guys in general.

A highly enjoyable visit, and most importantly my rebuilt 13B is now properly mapped.

My life is so much better now that I have boost again!!:3gears-rh

Back home on Saturday we got the weather I\'d have wanted on Friday for the mapping - but it meant I could try the new map and porting on some familiar roads and I am really really pleased with the results. The most obvious and significant difference is that I\'m now seeing full boost at 4000rpm instead of five.

And there\'s a lot more to come! Boost is currently a meagre .77 bar (on a T51 Kai). The plan is to see how the rest of the car (and the driver!!) get on with this. I\'m definitely going to do a brake upgrade. Then maybe I\'ll go on a second holiday this year and get boost controller channel B (for BEANS) set up.

I can also highly recommend the Furze Bush Inn in Ball Hill. Nice rooms, excellent food and beer, great service. :guinness

3rd generation RX-7's / The Mini Meet That Never Was
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:40:14 PM »
Quote from: Indian;843476
interesting.....why was your mpg so low? were you on the boost like crazy?

I think three reasons. Partly because the new engine is on a running-in map which is deliberately on the rich side to keep things safe. Partly the porting.

Another big factor is I was stuck in more or less stationary traffic for a good 40 minutes. The tickover is high and I reckon I could have moved forward 40 miles or so in those 40 minutes for little more fuel consumption than running at tickover - so on a 250 mile journey that would make a 16% or thereabouts improvement to the figure, maybe nearer to 14mpg. (If my maths is right!)

I suspect if I\'d been in the mood to measure MPGs on the return (on clear motorways) the figure would have been a lot better.

Anyway I\'m not too upset about it - the plan for this engine was never to build it for economy ;)

3rd generation RX-7's / The Mini Meet That Never Was
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:43:27 PM »
Set off bright and early last Monday to meet up with Carl and Sicknote, but thanks mostly to a 3 hour delay on the M6 I failed miserably and after a 500+ mile round trip met neither of them! :Hammer

Anyway, thanks to Sicknote for sorting the MoT and getting in touch next day, and to Carl for his marvelous engine that didn\'t miss a beat and was totally well behaved even sitting in stationary traffic for a good 40 minutes.

Calculated the fuel consumption on the trip down. 12 mpg!! :2eek

I also managed to arrive at Shell Bicester with an eighth of a tank, to find a deepish looking puddle across the entire forecourt. Didn\'t look so bad from the drivers seat, but I jumped out to find myself standing in a good six inches of water. Damp squelchy feet for the rest of the day! Must grumble :(

Here\'s a pic of the installed engine as promised for Carl:

I\'m a bit nervous of heat damage to the wastegate hoses, so I ran them through some braid that I had to hand. The boost controller solenoid is somewhere in here:

You can see the sandwich between the UIM and LIM - this carries some extra injectors. One of the downsides of this arrangement is that it makes the whole engine 30mm or so taller - if you look carefully in the top pic you\'ll see I had to modify the strut brace a little to clear the Greddy elbow.

And here\'s the relocated  battery, the undersized one I had before was struggling, so I\'m trying this Optima red-top:

Yes, that bracket is another Teapostspeed item ;)

3rd generation RX-7's / Help an idiot: Picture of jack compartment
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:12:48 PM »
Bit late with this, so maybe you\'ve figured it out now.

Anyway here\'s a couple of pics of how mine looks.

I didn\'t dare remove it from the compartment to take the pic because you can be sure I\'d then find out I couldn\'t replace it myself  ;)

3rd generation RX-7's / Teapotspeed Racing Exhaust System!
« on: December 02, 2012, 07:04:36 PM »
Thanks for all the replies! :)

Quote from: Ricco_04;842633
But what about the tea!!!! (I can\'t work without tea ;))

Excellant, love it - did it make much difference?

Yes, it did help - it removed a lot of the boominess at tickover and shuffling about speeds which is what I wanted coz that\'s annoying for the neighbours.

No doubt it will be sapping power, so I am planning to do a proper job with a bigger and better silencer. I guess at that point I\'ll have to try welding the poor teapot back together again so I can get a decent brew. :Thumbs-up

3rd generation RX-7's / Teapotspeed Racing Exhaust System!
« on: November 22, 2012, 03:20:31 PM »
Oh noess!! The FD3 is TOO NOISY and the neighbours are forming a lynch mob! :Grrr

I need an exhaust bung and I need one quick!

Reckon I could improvise something if only I had a bit of 115mm stainless tube, but where to get some? :2Confused

I need a nice morale-boosting cuppa ...

Hang on a minute!!

Mr Teapot, time for you to make the supreme sacrifice ...

The Teapotspeed technician gets busy ...

I think a downwards-pointing exit is called a "Dolphin Tip"?  Well now meet the PG Tip..

Quiet as a mouse! (Almost ...)

Items For Sale / Hks Twin Power Amp With Harness
« on: November 07, 2012, 06:24:30 PM »
That was quick! Arrived this morning.

Thank you!


Items For Sale / Hks Twin Power Amp With Harness
« on: November 05, 2012, 06:18:56 PM »
Quote from: lucus walker;840395
hi mike just emailed u with my paypal details

Payment sent :Thumbs-up

Items For Sale / Hks Twin Power Amp With Harness
« on: November 05, 2012, 10:13:19 AM »
It\'s heroic victory at gmail dot com (no spaces)

Items For Sale / Hks Twin Power Amp With Harness
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:42:40 PM »
Is this still available?

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