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It was standard STI engine and turbo running more boost making it around 350bhp.
On that day it\'s was the 5th fastest in the Nippon race down straight. I raced it in SuperGT but two cars in 300bhp class were faster down straight.
If you look carefully on start you can see Andy\'s Swift (who Clive had a battle with)stranded on the line after stalling. He was very lucky not to get collected!

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Good to meet you on Sunday Clive and glad you got your car going better for the races. You were very brave racing at Donington having never driven a lap there. In my opinion it\'s a circuit that\'s track knowledge critical to get a good lap time as there are so may corners that flow into each other.
I had the pleasure of starting a Nippon race from the back of the grid last time they were there. I was in my Scoob which is now sold. It was a great car which I miss but I\'m hoping my RX8 will fill the gap and then some!!!
Here\'s my video from the back of the grid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxvzt3i-6IU

Cheers Martin

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Hi Clive, I\'m going to come down and say hello, really looking forward to seeing your car in the flesh!

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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: April 24, 2014, 10:03:02 PM »
Struggling again with my lap top so apologies for multiple posts. I\'ve now reverted to my phone!
We\'ve decided to junk the RX8 steering rack after connecting it up to a battery and seeing it go straight onto right full lock. Our plan was to use a stand alone electric power steering controller but in my eyes trusting one of these is something I decided I couldn\'t do. We\'re now fitting a Mk3 MX5 rack which is a conventional hydronic type.
I\'ve enjoyed making dash and I\'m really happy with the results, just need the wiring sorting now and I can get it flocked/painted.
Dry sump wasn\'t straight forward as well. We expect the std pump to pump a lot less than a conventional pump but when tested it pumped double which limited our dry sump pump choice. We opted for a big pace twin scavenge pump which meant we could use the std pressure pump.
More pictures to follow soon.
Cheers Martin

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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:18:40 PM »



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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:15:02 PM »














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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: April 24, 2014, 09:08:13 PM »





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Hi Clive, yep I realised you managed to get a 100amp version of the 50amp alternator to overcome your problem but I wondered if you\'d done what we nearly did which was not realise these alternators need to spin at over 17,000rpm at max engine revs to work properly and only start making power at 3500rpm.
Why do you need to run the stock ECU to run in the Nippon? I don\'t think you\'ll find any car running in SGT with a stock ECU, I ran a Simtek on my Scoob. Cheers Martin

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Clive, just out of interest what were you revving your 50amp alternator to?
Reason I\'m asking is we\'re just mounting our 50amp alternator and running it off the same belt as the dry sump pump which isn\'t straight forward as the the alternator runs at double engine speed and scavenge pump runs at half speed.I didn\'t realise that alternators need to run as fast as they do until we researched it which got me thinking about the problem you had with the alternator not providing enough power.
Cheers Martin

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Items For Sale / 20b PP engine on eBay (not mine)
« on: March 17, 2014, 11:02:28 AM »
If I\'d have known about this two weeks ago I would have definitely bought it, I\'m still tempted now.

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Clives RX-8 400 BHP Race Series project 2013
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:25:49 PM »
Quote from: clive;873361
Thanks Martin, I will be surprised if the new owner can drive the scoob with the same amount of vigor .

With the amazing level of build with the RX-8 what championship are you aiming at , GT ?


Would love to do GT Clive but could not afford afford entries or tyre bill!
I\'m planning on Classic Thunder or perhaps Eurosaloons if they sort their act out.

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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Clives RX-8 400 BHP Race Series project 2013
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:02:27 PM »
Fuel box looks neat Clive.
Sold the Scoob last weekend so I wont be doing any Nippon this year unfortunately .

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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:09:03 PM »

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RX-8 Photos and Videos / RX8 with RX7 Race car build
« on: January 30, 2014, 01:07:14 PM »

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