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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 06:49:41 PM
I\'ve been busy last couple of weekends getting it ready for a trackday for its first shake down.....

I ve fitted a new grp shell seat that was a nightmare and did some fibreglass work for first time. Car is narrow body and seats are not available so have had to convert 1.

I ve V mounted the oil cooler and Rad to improve air flow to Radiator.

I ve nut and bolt checked every 1....found an engine mount loose.

Diff has been drained and refilled and a custom breather made as evident of blowing fluid out of original.

Gearbox and Engine oil to be changed tomoz.

Need to get this shakedown done and i can start painting it Winning Blue! and drop the spare engine at Haywards for its rebuild!

Ive got photos if anyone wants to take a look.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 08, 2013, 06:56:23 PM
Get the picture oop man!

What are you having done too the spare engine?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 07:04:48 PM
Ok off to photobucket.....

Engine.....a little porting ! :3gears-rh:3gears-rh:3gears-rh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 08, 2013, 07:28:34 PM
Quote from: boosted;867261
Ok off to photobucket.....

Engine.....a little porting ! :3gears-rh:3gears-rh:3gears-rh


Carl does not ever do a "little" porting:evillaugh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 07:35:46 PM
(http://[url]http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2013-11-08171531_zps47042261.jpg[/url])
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 07:36:28 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-11-08153231_zpsaf3e80b7.jpg.html
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 07:40:31 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;867266
Carl does not ever do a "little" porting:evillaugh


If the current engine is ok after the trackday  then a spare and 1 on pallet rebuild if 1 in car requires attention attention then that 1.....

1 of them is getting a little porting!:driving:)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 07:54:14 PM
When the engine is out i am looking at moving the engine back 150mm so the shifter is more traditionally mounted...this will require the tunnel to be modded and prop shortened.
and my new exhaust to be shortened...doh. But i need to get rid of that link shifter its horrible. And weight will be more evenly distributed.

Track day is too put it through its paces and make a game plan. I just hope the weathers good ...im using keevil airfield it has  lots of run off so i plan to nail it in the afternoon.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 08, 2013, 08:13:28 PM
Looking forward to hearing how it performs on track :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 08, 2013, 08:16:45 PM
Well that just failed. Tried to make the pictures show instead of the link??? Trying to do it through iPhone so that my excuse
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 08, 2013, 08:18:49 PM
Car looks great .
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 08, 2013, 10:20:53 PM
Once the mechanicals are sorted....were having a makeover.

Cage black.

Body mixture of 3m carbon wrap in black and mazda winning blue.

Wheel gloss black.

And working on a DRS wing.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 09, 2013, 03:30:41 AM
Looks good. :) I see that you have RaceCat ;)

Btw, what is that air intake?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Will66 on November 09, 2013, 06:54:17 AM
Those coil packs look like they\'ve seen better days. The intake looks like a K&N Typhoon II. Often they give problems on the standard car because they don\'t give the low rev flow characteristics of a regular intake and suck up hot air from the engine bay. The hot air shouldn\'t be a problem on this but the idle might be lumpy and rubbish.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 09, 2013, 10:31:42 AM
Those coils are off the spare engine. The ones in the car are reciepted new checked them dont show any signs of burning through.

Air filter is a K n N ...it was heavily oiled by previous owner..so took it off and blew it through gently with an air line and cleaned the maf with electrical contact spray.

Ideally if engine goes back 150 mm I can tuck it under back of nose cone with a cold air feed....ive already shortened it as it tended to flop about abit.....do like it though looks cool...but not practical.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 09, 2013, 01:25:05 PM
Having a great time in garage....tinkering with planet rock belting out some rock lendends.....then Mrs Boosted....unleashed the pointing finger...:reallymad......

She fed up doing housework on her own for last  3 week.....and do I know what the dishwasher looks like.....

Opps.....looks like im in sleepin in the garage tonight.

Better crack on having so much fun.:Giggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 09, 2013, 08:14:59 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-11-09120835_zpsd450afc1.mp4.html

More photos...just messing about in garage.

Been scraping the undertray...sump bolt and washer nearly ground away so used spare from other engine.
New wheels on with wet tyres as suspect it will rain.
Engine oil changed and flushed the oil cooler as well....i topped up gearbox oil....just cant get to fill hole at mo very easily....half went on front. lol
The £300 race support van has arrived!
New lifting ramps used for first time ...bargain of ebay and work perfect.

Couldn\'t help myself went for a blast around the local trading estate to get the engine oil  nice and toasty before dropping it all and filling with new special oil.

Running video failed to upload will try during week.

what are those pipe for in 1 of the pictures?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 09, 2013, 09:20:51 PM
Quote from: boosted;867299
Having a great time in garage....tinkering with planet rock belting out some rock lendends.....then Mrs Boosted....unleashed the pointing finger...:reallymad......

She fed up doing housework on her own for last  3 week.....and do I know what the dishwasher looks like.....

Opps.....looks like im in sleepin in the garage tonight.

Better crack on having so much fun.:Giggle


Mrs. Boosted clearly doesn\'t know where your priorities are and always will be:rollin:p
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 09, 2013, 09:29:02 PM
Got everything done i\'m happy to take to the track now i can\'t prep anymore....everythings been checked its wait a week then nail it time!  

so taking Mrs Boosted to Sunday lunch tomorrow.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 12, 2013, 11:21:50 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-11-12204558_zps2bf6efb4.jpg.html

Made a decibel killer at work today just in case im over 100 db....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Will66 on November 13, 2013, 08:45:13 AM
Neat solution.  Hope you\'re under the limit though.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
Quote from: Will66;867447
Neat solution.  Hope you\'re under the limit though.

  Me 2! :3Confused Will be 108 for racing but keevil 100....fingers crossed ok.

Its dual purpose i can aim exhaust exit at ground instead of the probe as its doing now and if still not enough i can slip conical insert in and tune. Hopefully a garage ornament but if i get turned away this time i will be very frustrated.
Cant see it happening i bought a tester and circa 100db.:D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 15, 2013, 12:34:46 PM
Its bring out the big guns....tiger seal....sump seal is leaking....at £10 and litre of oil its dripping 20ps ha ha.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 15, 2013, 06:32:37 PM
more photos....http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-11-15151605_zps97b9b28a.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3
Ready as ill ever be....coltie coming along as well....full of tools and tyres....

Tiger seal done the trick no sump leak. Trailer required got 50mm clearance underneath.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 20, 2013, 07:26:29 PM
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mmmm...worth a try? if no good can flog it down Maccy D\'s lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: fil_auto on November 21, 2013, 01:49:53 PM
Quote from: boosted;867809
321253570853

mmmm...worth a try? if no good can flog it down Maccy D\'s lol


ha ha! :p :Giggle :mmmm
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 23, 2013, 11:34:06 AM
Decided against it....it would come from china and probably be snapped in half....id be left high n dry.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 28, 2013, 04:20:33 PM
Its nearly the weekend and i can spend all day in the garage woo hoo!

Strip spare engine, service the van and start tidying up the wiring.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: BlitzBoy on November 28, 2013, 04:42:03 PM
remember to take pics
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 28, 2013, 04:52:02 PM
Quote from: BlitzBoy;868311
remember to take pics



Will do! Since ive started using dropbox got loads!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 28, 2013, 06:39:50 PM
Quote from: boosted;868308
Its nearly the weekend and i can spend all day in the garage woo hoo!


Is your significant other cool with that? :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 28, 2013, 09:16:17 PM
Quote from: Casey;868321
Is your significant other cool with that? :)


Ha ha been cunning and done my chores when I\'ve got up from nights this week!

top tip 1. How to get out of emptying dishwasher....say its still dirty and put in on again! lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2013, 04:04:30 PM
Good day....engine stripped bare....scrutineer came round and car all good. Few little jobs todo on car regarding regs.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2013, 06:06:27 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-11-30161600_zps8208b824.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

Stripped the spare low comp engine down today, careful to mark everything and have a good learning session. Still need to get the flywheel off got a 54mm socket on order!

Scrutineer came round and checked the car over few little jobs on the car itself no biggies apart....... i need a novice cross on the back!  He told me not to worry about the regs a co-eff of 1.7 will be applied but deffo car is eligible so full speed ahead.

Classes are still being drafted so not sure which class i will be in.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 30, 2013, 06:12:21 PM
Get the big nut off with a hammer and chisel, it\'s much easier;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2013, 06:34:04 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;868481
Get the big nut off with a hammer and chisel, it\'s much easier;)


Prob come to that ....as gonna need shocking.:yes

amazed how compact it is and managed to lift it for a few seconds:D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 08, 2013, 10:46:47 AM
No progress this weekend, No trackday Saturday.....Got manflu real bad! Was hoping to wake up today and the angry wasps in my throat would have done 1 and i could go out to garage but alas no feel still feel like s&*t.  So another day of Beechams and loitering on here.

No more seat time this year so will have to go with the 1 track day and start taking it all apart!.
On 6-2 this week so hopefully can catch up.
1. Engine to Carl...( once again apologies for let down)!
2. Tidy Garage.
3. Move car to middle of garage and take all panels/ wheels off.
4. Move engine  back 100-150mm biggie but has to be done.
5. Associated mods prop shorten exhaust, engine mounts and gearbox brace.
6. Engine box out,
7. Tidy / shorten wiring
8. New dash panel with instruments more driver orientated.
9. Paint cage black, paint or wrap panels.
7. New engine build up and install / box in ! mods for ancillaries to fit ie rad hoses etc .

If i didnt want to move engine back there is not a lot todo only tidying and making it mine with fresh paint but it has to move the car is nose heavy and the link is awful. I.ve led on my back under car and the box should fit into the tunnel with a shorten of passenger footwell to accommodate starter motor and a gearbox shave on drivers side.

Now the real work starts Monday! ...Bought, not built Rebuild.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2013, 08:38:41 AM
Carls got the engine, Most of it servicable...bring on the week end! Tinker time!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 11, 2013, 07:46:26 PM
Westfield rear led lights £60 upwards.....Trailer rear led lights £14.99.....mmmm....trailer led lights it is!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 13, 2013, 08:34:37 PM
Big day tomorrow ! taking it all apart!
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Post by: clive on December 14, 2013, 09:09:57 AM
Quote from: boosted;869743
Big day tomorrow ! taking it all apart!


Don\'t forget the pictures ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2013, 04:37:27 PM
:reallymadNo tinkering today unfortunately cant seem to shake this flu bug lurgy thing....I gave it to the misses and seemed to get better but seem to have regressed to generally feeling like pooh. Just no energy and achy...plus soar throat is back.....gonna paint a black cross on our front door!
Night shift tomoz so waste of weekend! Whinge over ! On a positive note i help the neighbour with his RX8 hes not very mechanical and thought his poor starting engine was a big issue! a new battery solved that and recalibrate of dsc happy bunny. I\'ll tell him he needs coils after xmas:Giggle Taught him the 4k shutdown as well....that wiped me out so had an afternoon nap! :Yawn
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2013, 05:04:45 PM
Finally some progress .....lurgy free......full clean up of garage and wash of car as still dirty from track day...went round the block always good warm up and motivation! car on ramps and prop out....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 16, 2013, 05:30:31 PM
It\'s only going to get messy. Strip the car first then sort stuff out. Made some progress myself last night. Got my manifold off with my welder buddy so that be done soone, then I can do the down pipe and finish the intake pipes.

Getting motivated from you so keep the up dates coming, as it\'s helping my car progress. Loads of pictures too. Helps piece the jigsaw back together.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2013, 06:38:53 PM
Strip the car first then sort stuff out:Thumbs-up......Best advice so far, Been juggling gear stick in 1 hand carbon wrap in other.....going arrrghhh look at wiring.....new cycle wing are just too narrow.....LOL:Hammer all good fun take it all apart first and do the jobs your up for on the day!;)
. Garage is tidy now .....bikes and spare wheels are in the spare room. Misses is gonna go ape!:rollin fed up tripping over stuff. and continually moving it back and forth! Should be able to grab a few hours each day due to night shift and then saturday and get back on track!
Engine hoist is arriving friday! Hopefully box and engine out saturday .
PLUS i emptied the dishwasher as learnt that lesson !:god
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 16, 2013, 06:48:00 PM
Haha, I bought a shed to put my wheels in, it\'s was just convenient that the garden stuff also happens to fit in there too.

Along with my front wings, need to out the bonnet in there but it\'s quite heavy and awkward to carry up a narrow path.

Shed was £500 and a day building it. Best thing for storing car parts, it\'s dry and retains warmth which is a bonus.

What breaks have you got in the car?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2013, 07:03:48 PM
Ive half dug the footings out for the shed..lol! Got bored of that very quickly but needs to be done! We have an empty spare room that i\'m filling...what ever space you have you fill!

Brakes on front are Willwood Dynamite 11 with unknown grooved and dimpled discs with mintex 1155 pads... rear is Ford sierra caliper conversion onto the live axle with unknown pads. Braided throughout and Tilton clutch and brake pedal box. original rx8 throttle pedal retain for fly by wire.
No servo got to press hard but once warm lovely feel to them.There is a bias knob did not seem to make any different when playing ! left it in the middle !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 16, 2013, 07:32:25 PM
Iv got a proportional valve, but I doubt I will need it in my car. It\'s a good one too. From what I understand you keep turning it up until you can lock the rear brakes under hard breaking then turn it back a little
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2013, 09:05:09 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;869889
Iv got a proportional valve, but I doubt I will need it in my car. It\'s a good one too. From what I understand you keep turning it up until you can lock the rear brakes under hard breaking then turn it back a little

I think that\'s the way togo todo it properly. Mine has 2 master cylinders are rear is smaller . the Knob turns a rotary bar to divide the pressure between the 2 cylinders....stuck it all the way to the rear and still did not lock due to smaller size. Leave in the middle and erase from memory no room in there:Hammer

Handbrake needs sorting though....or im just gonna remove.save some weight!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2013, 06:44:26 PM
Some more updates...

Found that the gearbox is stuck IN the tunnel...well wedged in there so only way out is engine out then box slide out. Prop cant be dropped from the tunnel either its free but no way out...but in good condition.

Started looking at fuse box and wiring spent a lot of time under dash pulling cable down working out whats what. reckon i can relocate this to under dash on passenger side.  

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-17160024_zpsb9d88508.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-17161743_zps0469cffd.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-17161729_zpsb92e174e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2013, 06:47:58 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-17165212_zps5a15ad93.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
spaghetti....

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-17161655_zps9f6aaf46.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2013, 06:55:49 PM
Just tried to post pictures for you but didn\'t work.

You should try embed them using the postcard looking thing in the tools menu at the top of the quick reply bix
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2013, 06:59:19 PM
Is that the prop shaft in the second pic? Looks like it\'s been rubbing. Lots
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2013, 06:59:32 PM
I will have a go to night at work as need to do some housekeeping as all 1 album!.

off to pick up the race trailer tomoz!

Did you see the gearbox ....its wedged in there!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2013, 07:02:07 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;869935
Is that the prop shaft in the second pic? Looks like it\'s been rubbing. Lots


No rubbing at mo i think in the past the handbrake cables/ links have rubbed on it as when i got not attached and cable tied up out the way. It turns fine with no
contact.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2013, 06:38:45 PM
Lol HA HA. Just got back from Picking up the Race trailer....or Rust trailer lol. Nervous wreck, If not a school night would be having a beer.

But for £410.00 for a covered 4 wheel braked trailer with ramps, ratchet straps and winch you gets what you pay for.

Has a hand brake issue the spring on the ratchet is missing so handbrake has an issue of coming on!...Cooupls of cable ties sorted that on the hard shoulder in the wing n rain!

Bit of a scrub, wire wheel and lick o paint will look million dollars better!. Ratchet handbrake easy peasy mend. Happy!

And its got storage in the front and a wooden work bench.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 18, 2013, 07:14:21 PM
^^ sounds like a bargain to me :yes
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2013, 07:17:48 PM
Week before xmas helps! Reckon worth £800 all day long.......... just needs tlc. Think I\'m gonna have a lie in tomorrow.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 19, 2013, 04:27:00 PM
Got up early thanks to postie and jetwashed the rust trailer.  Come up fine nice trailer under the green slime.  Gonna forget about it for a few months but cleaned up so not an eyesore for neighbours. Another big tick on race project.ohhh and engine hoist arrived. Where getting there.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 19, 2013, 05:58:33 PM
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/2013-12-19135231_zps9d6d13ad.jpg.html?filters[user]=127186646&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=2)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 19, 2013, 05:59:48 PM
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-19155531_zpsa7ae0d41.jpg.html?filters[user]=127186646&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1)

before and after clean

Had a go with post card thing is this better?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 19, 2013, 06:03:21 PM
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-19161616_zps28662366.jpg.html?filters[user]=127186646&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0)

work shop lol in front!
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/2013-12-19161258_zpscce30837.jpg.html)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 19, 2013, 06:10:22 PM
this might save me some hassle ......and a lot of time....
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2013-12-19020532_zps633aa35d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2013, 05:00:15 PM
Sprayer mate came round...with me doing the prep under guidance should be able to give it and updated fresh makeover for quite reasonable amount. Nose cone cage and rear tub in flouro orange to make sure im seen. And a diamond over the top and sides in met blue with silver reflective vinyl in a stictch pattern similiar but different to the 787b.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
Engine will be out today!!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 03:22:55 PM
Engine hoist in position. Custom mount and custom manifold interlocked...giving me a headache.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2013, 04:39:50 PM
Ya, measurements and calculating, not fun :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 04:50:23 PM
Its out...chuffed to bits....nothin broke all done on my own in garage. Mrs boosted worked the crane...happy days.photos later.

Yippee yippee no more doubting myself.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 05:18:21 PM
Gearbox out... tidy up good times.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2013, 06:56:51 PM
Ok, I,m angry. Where are those photos you promized ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 07:10:28 PM
photos, beer time now...well happy. Break for xmas do some overtime start rewire on Jan 5th.
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21163158_zpsc6f94ef5.jpg.html?sort=3&o=5)

(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21163506_zpse328024c.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4)
My misses working the crane

(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21163821_zps4a071515.jpg.html?sort=3&o=3)

(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21172236_zps97a9af61.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2)
Gearbos as well.

(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21174454_zps968ca48e.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1)

(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21175245_zpsb3518025.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0)
Dildo !!!

Lets hope putting it back in goes as well!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2013, 07:15:54 PM
Lol, tearing things apart is easy, putting them back in... ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 07:17:23 PM
Quote from: re japi;870234
Ok, I,m angry. Where are those photos you promized ;)


Making sure i post em right LOL:p

Gonna sort the tunnel and make some measurements! hopefully move back. Rad and Oil cooler and getting bespoke ducts welded to the front. Rewire with ecu and fusebox in passenger footwell with waterproof box. :wiggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 07:22:10 PM
Quote from: re japi;870237
Lol, tearing things apart is easy, putting them back in... ;)


Yep which is why i was very meticulous taking apart, lots of photos labelling and bagging up nuts and bolts. engine and box will go back in together.

Im doing all this myself with a few mates lending a hand (except the Hayward Engine)..and i will be on the grid next year! :D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2013, 08:06:56 PM
Why aren\'t the photos showing up on my iPhone?? Hmm.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2013, 08:11:14 PM
I cant see them either... on computer...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:28:16 PM
Ill go back to my old way...used the postcard thing.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2013, 08:32:08 PM
Ha, are you using the direct link from the bucket, if you don\'t use that one they don\'t show up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:32:26 PM
http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21163158_zpsc6f94ef5.jpg

That should be the album...Tried the postcode thing ?????
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:35:10 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:36:13 PM
:3ConfusedBetter?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:37:12 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;870249
Ha, are you using the direct link from the bucket, if you don\'t use that one they don\'t show up



Bloody computers....do my head in! :rollin
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:45:44 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/trailer/ENGINE%20OUT/2013-12-21143400_zpsb0d02186.jpg.html?sort=3&o=9
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2013, 08:48:04 PM
It will do. It took me a while to learn how to post pictures. I don\'t know how to do it how some other people do but it works.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2013, 08:52:19 PM
Erm....... The previous owner wasn\'t female by any chance? Especially with that......."special" looking gear stick?!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:52:34 PM
Can you see them Know Grant?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:53:59 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;870256
Erm....... The previous owner wasn\'t female by any chance? Especially with that......."special" looking gear stick?!



Just something i\'m working on....gear stick right next to steering wheel.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 08:57:54 PM
:Giggle:rolleyes::3Confused:Yawn:rollin:xconfused:godFeel free to tidy up my recent post....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 21, 2013, 09:24:08 PM
Yeh I clicked onto the link and viewed them.

By special gear stick I meant the 10"rubber lady pleaser looking stick;) lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2013, 10:21:49 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;870260
Yeh I clicked onto the link and viewed them.

By special gear stick I meant the 10"rubber lady pleaser looking stick;) lol




Its more like 5" .....but hey nothing wrong with a bit of exaggeration.:mmmm
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on December 22, 2013, 11:14:24 AM
Some good pic,s mate, how ever a lady pleaser for amander is me getting the Hoover out:3Confused I mean to do the house work before you all start:Giggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 22, 2013, 10:38:25 PM
Had a chat with my welder mate at work and showed him the photos and he\'s well up for welding the chassis. Apart from sorting the Tunnel he\'s even offered to gusset the chassis for strength and fabricating a crash box structure for the front to protect the rad and chassis. Hes a big chap not sure he\'s gonna fit in the engine bay!:rollin
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2013, 09:39:48 PM
Day off tomoz.....not sure what im doing on the car. Will decide in the morning....prob electrics.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 30, 2013, 11:52:15 AM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 30, 2013, 12:07:07 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/electrics/2013-12-30105452_zps01acc195.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2

Electrics giving me a severe headache. Ive studied drawings for the the last couple of weeks but in the Westfield its already been modified with cut wires in the fuse box, cut plugs etc.....It all needs to come out and be layed out to fathom whats what.

It works although not pretty and very concerned about time limitations !

Think i\'m going to leave as is as have to hack the car about to get the loom out far easier to make a new 1 up off the car ready for a swap in the future. Its a Race car project not a engineering project so think the rewire needs to be put off to next seasons winter project else never gonna get on grid. Its a shame but really want to be race ready for first race of the season and there are so many other things todo.
At best ive been round with multi meter and nothing hanging down live so its cable ties and tape to secure and water proof.
The loom passes through the bulkhead and its been sealed with tiger seal and rivets Ive really got to hack it apart to get it out.

Raaa bit miffed off at mo.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 04, 2014, 04:08:06 PM
More tinkering today....lots of little jobs tidying and making better. Manifold being zicortec coated...exhaust wrap is rubbish and makes you itch like hell.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 04, 2014, 04:13:32 PM
Quote from: boosted;870832
More tinkering today....lots of little jobs tidying and making better. Manifold being zicortec coated...exhaust wrap is rubbish and makes you itch like hell.


How much is it costing you?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 04, 2014, 05:00:44 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;870833
How much is it costing you?



Gonna have to speak to Clive monday its big but the heat wraps only done 1 track day and the bit on the outside is grotty. Think its a case of needs to be done as the engine mount is smack bang in the middle of the headers so i really dont want that melting ! and getting rid of under bonnet temps on a rotary is only a good thing.

Ive stripped it all off and binned it horrible stuff.:Tongue1
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 04, 2014, 05:31:42 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-01-04141223_zpsb3247ae6.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 07, 2014, 03:58:10 PM
Newly re-furbed engine mounts, look new with a de rust and lick o paint!

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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2014, 06:49:08 PM
Got a box of goodies from Mazda Rotary Parts today thanks Clive....send me the bill and ill settle up. Delay with manifold as welder at work gone grumpy on me!
Been over to Merlin and bought a race suit and oil cooler duct and naca....tinkered with it but no good now on plan F.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2014, 07:30:58 PM
Issue is cooling. Maybe a bit of paranoia thrown in but nose cone is small and it houses both the rad and oil cooler. When i first got the car i noticed coolant temp was high and rising and in fact on home noise test ecu shut throttle down. This was solved by v mounting oil cooler and allow more airflow into rad but on track day which was a very cold day oil got as high as 115 C after 10 mins of driving.....Trying to future proof for a 30 deg day. Rad and oil cooler are quality motorsport items. Plan now is to  retyrn oil cooler to original place and box the whole lot in alloy plate and seal any holes.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2014, 08:13:50 PM
You could add a secondary smaller rad in there
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2014, 09:59:21 PM
Not a bad idea heater matrix pipe is capped on rear of engine if boxing in don\'t help could run a smaller rad from that back to water jacket. Could mount on side with louvres. Would also give me more coolant capacity.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 10, 2014, 10:41:41 PM
Could run it through a termostat too zoo temps are good but if get above normal conditions then the water will be swapped in until thermostat closes again
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2014, 06:53:07 PM
Photos to follow....rad all boxed...quite pleased with outcome considering used tin snips vice and piece of 4 x 1 and mallet....lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2014, 07:45:12 PM
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All gaps sealed with black gutter flexible sealant! Should put to bed any cooling issues.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: BlitzBoy on January 13, 2014, 10:10:47 AM
Looking good dude
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 13, 2014, 11:56:46 AM
Cheers bud, happy with result ideally need a guillotine and bender but aint got either in garage so angle grinder tinsnips and vice sufficed!..If i got temp issues now i will be very surprised! Still got to seal the top in where the oil cooler pipes pass through but gonna use pipe lagging on the oil lines for 150mm. In effect 2 pressure areas within nose cone.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2014, 06:50:46 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-01-21183050_zps4290f1a4.jpg.html

Got all me gear except helmet! Got some nice long 3 day and 4 day weekends coming up to get car finished before body shop!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 21, 2014, 07:01:37 PM
Very cool :cool:Laugh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2014, 07:09:59 PM
Are you re welding the frame? Going over the current welds?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
Im modding the tunnel next week...well my mates welding it...im making him tea...im hoping to gusset the engine bay. Its really what he thinks needs to be done. Hes welded lots of classics so gonna see what he says after seeing it...the chassis is powered coated  and looks to be a factory chassis.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 07:31:45 AM
Up early its Tinker Time.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 09:05:44 AM
FFS.....changing fuel pump for brand new and find the fuel tank , pump collector and strainer full of swarf.
So pump take out time and clean all swarf from everything...1 saving grace better now than later. Has not got into pump...intank filter done its job.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
How the hell has it got swarf in?!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 09:28:54 AM
From the alloy tank mustve been newish or not cleaned after fabrication.....calmed down now.....lol anyone got an alloy magnet. Im cleaning everything pump tank out by hand and clean.I can reach all corners of tank . Gonna get the hoover in there once the residue fuel evaporated .
thankyfully hasnt not reached pump but im gonna fully flush fuel line later .
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 09:47:02 AM
Fill it with water and drain it rather than waiting for fuel to evaporate
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 10:59:29 AM
Aint got a drain hole i can see!  Still fab with pump reassembly!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 11:28:00 AM
Pull tank out tip upside down;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 11:34:49 AM
Off to Halfrauds for a washer motor pump....we have a plan. A team stlye. Da daa da .
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 01:35:24 PM
Still having fun....high as a kite...beepbeep.!

Thankgod i found this couldve wouldve ruined my whole season with misfire issues.
If it aint broke dont fix load of b52locks in this case. Tank drying then hoover time. Woo hoo zoom zoom.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 05:51:45 PM
Stil in garage...diff oil stinky!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 05:56:13 PM
What ratio diff you got?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 06:31:53 PM
Trans x 4.1 ratio.  Finished just...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 06:55:33 PM
How is it for acceleration? Thought of going for something higher? 4.4 or a 4.7? Top speed be lower but I would imagine be better for Braitains tight and twisty tracks?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 07:07:26 PM
acceleration much like a cbr600!!!!

Need to see what its like round CC....reckon with some dodgy maths top speed will be 146mph so need to see if i can get up there coming up to Avon Rise. Im running 15" wheels as well and most westfields/caterhams run 13 but all out puff at 130!  Might lose abit on acceleration on the start but got few extra revs to make that up and 2 long straights so it can stretch its legs and the brakes are huge vented dynalite wilwoods...
ha ha time will tell!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 07:20:28 PM
Imagine my horror finding this swarf on the intank filter, pumps bowl and syphon .....

New pump n filter, all cleaned, tank syphon out and cleaned thoroughly. Did not make it inside http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-01-25085456_zps4f167ab5.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4pump thankfully.
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 07:55:24 PM
CC it\'s probably the only circuit I have watched of people\'s in board cameras and got bored, there\'s like 6 corners or something.  Yes I\'ve heard it takes a lot to drive fast on the long bends but I thought the idea of circuit racing was the skill off braking steering balance accelerating etc and CC doesn\'t seem to give that.

So saying all that, for CC your 4.1 will be fine but I would consider a different ratio for tight tracks
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 25, 2014, 07:57:47 PM
Mmm nasty!! Don\'t want that crap going through engine!!

Quote from: boosted;872684
Imagine my horror finding this swarf on the intank filter, pumps bowl and syphon .....

New pump n filter, all cleaned, tank syphon out and cleaned thoroughly. Did not make it inside http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-01-25085456_zps4f167ab5.jpg.html?sort=3&o=4pump thankfully.
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 08:18:22 PM
CC next year only then maybe broaded my horizons!
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Post by: boosted on January 25, 2014, 09:22:22 PM
I mean this year....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2014, 11:36:29 AM
Angle grinder day...shove gearbox as far into tunnel as poss.old gearbox the donor as needs a trim as well:burnout
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 26, 2014, 02:17:30 PM
Watching with interest - keep up the good work :Thumbs-up  

I hope I\'ll get to see the car on track sometime this year - let us know your plans for track outings.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2014, 02:50:04 PM
Itching to get some seat time! Local keevil airfield in march is plan for first 1....gotta run engine in but still has mot and tax til end feb so could brave it on roads to get some mileage on it. Then can see what whats and Carls magic !  Hangin now lifted gearbox in 1 2 many times. Ill get it out tomoz morning.It fits didnt get 150 mm got 30mm !!!!! Its enough to get decent position of lever with set in it and saves expense...Tunnel would need serious cutting both sides and no space for pedals. Where moving tunnel over on passenger side to make room for starter motor. The prop had play on input shaft so taken this up and left 3mm for movement. Beefed up brace fingers x all sweet lady pleaser got a very nice feel and can get all the gears touring car style.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2014, 03:13:38 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 26, 2014, 03:20:12 PM
Nice knob ;)

Looks very close to dash panel?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2014, 04:25:25 PM
Its cramped in there...got 25 mm clearance from knuckles to dash. Plus  i got another 2 knobs with different sets to try. Main thing ugly link gone.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on January 26, 2014, 05:01:32 PM
Gearing for a racetrack is not just about acceleration, it can also be being in the right gear for certain corners and then hopefully having the car geared so you meet your maximum revs on the longest straight without finding yourself having to change up, then immediately down again for the upcoming corner.

Any diff ratio change will cost money on an RX-8 as you already have a 4.4 diff ratio.

Maybe worth knowing that I picked up a fair bit of lap time at Castle Coombe by changing to an R3 4.7 ratio which let the car rev out properly on the straight and be in more suited gears in the corners.

This combination also worked better at Cadwell but was slower overall at Oulton Park!.

Word of warning though, with buying a diff then the bearings then the Crown Wheel and Pinion  the R3 conversion ended up being a 1k conversion-------as they say "speed costs"
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2014, 06:32:14 PM
Clive, I\'m running an english live axle....of an old horse an kart from the 1900\'s !

Off an rs2000 escort back in the day! There are so many CWP available in all different ratio\'s so its wait and see time. If i cant get into 6th through folly onto Avon rise ill swap out as cant go down to 13" wheels the sump will rest on the ground!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2014, 10:25:04 AM
Back is a little sore today just got to get the box out and find an easy job today!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2014, 12:49:21 PM
Nearly accomplished what i set out todo this weekend. On the back foot due to fuel contamination...just finishing up prep for welder mate . Replacement gearbox shaved as per donor and rear mount fitted. Steel arrived ready.
Think ive finally settled on a race team name. WESTORY ROTORSPORT.
what ya think.

No sponsor involved just budget club level fun.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2014, 01:40:32 PM
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Can get to the loom under dash now so can tidy up!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 27, 2014, 01:44:03 PM
Nightshift tonight errghhh! Plan to get up early and suss out loom before my mate boxes it all back in....hopefully a quiet night.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2014, 02:07:07 PM
Finally got my manifold back after 3 weeks...the main bit inside the flange to the headers he forgot todo! But the exterior welds are very nice. 2 weeks for zircotec coating ????? Decisions decisions. Tunnel WILL Be done and gearbox back in by end of this coming weekend.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2014, 02:56:58 PM
Big box just arrived from Playskool motorsport! Woo hoo...cycle wings that fit  and light and flexible.
Bottom ball joints and rear arch protectors. All minus bjs to be be painted nice n bright!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2014, 05:05:33 PM
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Who said men cant multi task!  Lost me way copy n pasting....Tunnel ready for cut and welding tomoz!

I can get to all the loom now. so tempted to unplug and pull out from the bottom now the panels are off! get the soldering iron out and get rid off the rubbish.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 28, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
I\'m sure my misses thinks ive taken a decent running car and taken it apart and spent £5k in the process....Where getting there i wont be happy till i got rid of the horrible BRG!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 03:54:02 PM
:HammerWere welding....i aint doing alot. Supervising and making tea
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 29, 2014, 06:48:45 PM
Make sure you pull concerned faces when your watching to keep your mate on his toes:) lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 07:02:59 PM
All done, photos to follow! Found driver floor is steel/ alloy sandwich so good for safety. Weld on cage scrutineer picked up done and a steering anchor my mate spotted was about to break leaving no steering!
I ve got to fabricate  & replace infill panels may
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 07:05:18 PM
cat pestering me ! ....use alloy or poss macralon....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 07:16:43 PM
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widened, 2 diagonal braces added. Really ackward to get to

last pic is example of what was done b4!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 07:21:20 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;873021
Make sure you pull concerned faces when your watching to keep your mate on his toes:) lol


Very concerned when getting out of my seat!!! Please dont crack...please dont crack!:D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 29, 2014, 09:15:19 PM
Next installment sat....last night shift tonight and then day of sleep. Interview friday and then loom out. Car needs pushing outside and good jetwash. Dust and oil all over it.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2014, 04:34:47 PM
Slow progress this weekend not in "the zone" . Got the neighbours rx8 sorted with new leads sparks and coils saturday we took it out first him driving then me....in 4 years of ownership he had never heard the revs buzzer! Cataclean required for it now! and he needs clean underpants! then diy took over.:mad:

Sunday got the gearbox in but just to close on drivers side to new brace so i cut it out! :2Rolleyes

Solenoid connection is very close on passenger side so having a think so knocked it on the head and went for an afternoon stroll along canal and a swift pint. lol:guinness
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-02131147_zps624e9dc0.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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On 2-10 so will put a few hours in each day, goona fab a drivers side brace whilst gb in so i know i have decent clearance.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2014, 11:20:19 AM
:3gears-rh....Back In The Zone
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 05, 2014, 08:02:35 PM
Day off today as hospital appointment so got stuck in in the morning.

Cut floor and riveted to tunnel. Some re riveting of rear diffuser.

Measured up replacement infill alloy panels and ordered.

Went to Merlin Motorsport and got a nice braided clutch line made nipple too short but good excuse to got back !

Also got some new coolant hose couplers as NO bead on the ones ive removed!

Put a blank in gearbox reverse switch.

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-05124752_zps763f9237.jpg.html
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Tackle the loom this weekend! Just waiting for some bits n the post!

Got a spare omp complete with lines on ebay won for 0.99p! result.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2014, 03:04:40 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-08145651_zpsb4a3e8fe.jpg.html

sneak preview of todays activities!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2014, 06:52:30 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-08163432_zps461987bb.jpg.html

Got the loom out today, original lighting loom digi dash and rx8 loom all splice in together.

Plan now to separate and cut redundant wiring out.

http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-08172800_zps0137c428.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
resistance is futile!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2014, 07:14:36 PM
Plan now is cut a new dash panel from perspex or macralon...there are carbon 1s available but we\'ve been cutting new and fittingguards at work so there\'s lots of it in the skip! Plus if its clear i can see my wiring lol and tell tale led fuses.

I will move digi dash to infront of steering wheel and all switches instruments more driver orientated. Fuse box and ecu behind dash.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on February 09, 2014, 12:14:51 AM
Great pic of you and the wiring loom; show it who\'s boss :Laugh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2014, 09:45:43 AM
Now the loom is out i can reverse engineer it and work out what can be cut out and hopefully with the aid of the electrical drawings get down to about 6 fuses and about 4 relays...hopefully!

Car is still using key start ....with immobiliser....think ive sussed a way round but not 100% decided wether to keep yet.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2014, 12:17:42 PM
Woo hoo pulling my wires all day in garage.....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 09, 2014, 12:30:21 PM
.


she\'s looking good:Thumbsup! must have good neighbours, if she,s a little throaty, mine around here would dob you in to environmental health and have done so !





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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2014, 01:10:03 PM
I think ill have to be careful...Most of them know im going racing but ive only been here 6 months so im being cautious and respectful, Only been grinding with door shut and if i see anyone...Smiling and apologising!  plus i fixed the neighbours car for free and hes been signing my praises so have paid it forward! Might be different when the beast is running!
The trailer is a bit of an eyesore as well!!!
Right back to peeling insulation tape!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2014, 03:34:38 PM
Its all stripped out its hit the drawings time and see whats what.
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-09142920_zpscd4340ac.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-09131106_zpsdde2fb6b.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

theres a few electrical boxes in there to suss out, keyless entry etc.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 09, 2014, 04:04:05 PM
you will be assimilated into the MRC collective

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/t200cad/Borg1.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 09, 2014, 04:25:17 PM
Quote from: exiled-viking;873540
you will be assimilated into the MRC collective

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/t200cad/Borg1.jpg)


:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle:Giggle

It weighs alot! Just been checking drawings and its cut at fuse box x01 and pull out from there.
Head hurts now! Should be done by next weekend ...hopefully :eek:
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 10, 2014, 05:00:54 PM
Even though im a maintenance engineer by trade...apprentice trained in electrical engineering.....this is the hardest bit yet....dont wanna put it into to limp or immobilse it...
have not sussed keyless entry system yet...so staying atmo.
Doesnt help that previous owner has found power attached to loom digi dash and lights at the end of the loom...
BTN....must keep. Shhh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 10, 2014, 05:35:20 PM
Thats it for today....cold n tired....cut a cable i shouldnt....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 10, 2014, 06:08:31 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-10165217_zps12bd8520.jpg.html

fun not!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 11, 2014, 04:03:04 AM
lol lots of unnecessary wiring ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 11, 2014, 10:18:58 AM
It looks like the immobiliser system is staying....between the PCM (ecu) and RKE (immobilser) this 2 are linked via can bus and talk to each other with a code that changes! For every start up this code is sent and verified! aint no way i can get round that other than buying some  electronics from US which negates the point entirely! If i go standalone ecu next this then can be junked but leaving well alone now.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 11, 2014, 12:39:45 PM
Quote from: re japi;873643
lol lots of unnecessary wiring ;)

Im keeping cables, relays and fuses i cut out for wiegh in :Thumbsup!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2014, 03:21:14 PM
2 days off got a battering at work back at it now! snippity snip!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2014, 07:20:12 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-14175836_zpsdef57d2f.jpg.html
Cut this lot so far! lots more to come!
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-14162149_zpsa2612d24.jpg.html?filters[user]=127186646&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=1
Down to this now!
Brain working now turned to mush midweek!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2014, 07:21:57 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-14162149_zpsa2612d24.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
another go!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2014, 07:38:35 PM
MMM????
Westory Rotorsport  or Rotary Rocket Racing?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 14, 2014, 08:08:58 PM
don\'t give in the last one did and look what happened

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/freddyh123/ExplodingHead.gif)

your making progress :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2014, 08:20:48 PM
Quote from: exiled-viking;873945
don\'t give in the last one did and look what happened

(http://i776.photobucket.com/albums/yy47/freddyh123/ExplodingHead.gif)

your making progress :Thumbs-up


LOL felt like that midweek!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 10:51:11 AM
Smoking today! Now all the crap is cut out i can seperate components down and label them all up. i.e maf 6 cables cut label at fuse box feed. label at ends Ecu labelled ready for resolder once length determined! Done so far for diagnostic port, Maf, Throttle, brake, clutch and can bus data link!.( can bus only required for diag port keyless entry and ecu so have removed metres and 4 connectors), Gonna rewire indicators seperate from ecu and rx8 wiring as just spagetti!...Brain warning up for Fuel pump and relays resistor etc.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 10:56:48 AM
Unsure if gonna retain main fuse box or buy a led circuit breaker type but relay box is staying...Can simplify by having 1 or 2  fuses for eng control fed from ignition (via ecu) 1 bespoke fuse for fuel pump etc. Short weekend due to having hol cancelled for sunday night so gotta crack on as in "The Zone".
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 15, 2014, 01:28:42 PM
So what work has Carl done on the engine? Has he bridge ported it?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 02:57:40 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;873970
So what work has Carl done on the engine? Has he bridge ported it?


Still waiting on engine. Hopefully ready soon. Need it in about 2 weeks tops. Got a weeks holiday to put it all back together!

My brain is fried was going really well, but got some black box wired in with ignition relay and goes no where...cant find it on drawings :Hammer

Going round the block in coltie to clear my head! :driving
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 03:13:13 PM
That\'s better love that little car!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 03:37:34 PM
Headlight auto levelling used to power indicators ....fed from ign relay....doh...its getting stamped on!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 04:12:34 PM
Back on track, Colour change of ignition relay feed....raaa...nearly didnt have any coil voltage!. quiting in a mo....go and help with house work...!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 05:40:25 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-15100642_zps7f9561f5.jpg.html
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http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-15161515_zps8ba69466.jpg.html

Made excellent progress today. Pretty much all redundant cut out, chased my tail on the ignition coil feed but brain clicked once i back tracked. All laid out ready for soldering.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on February 15, 2014, 08:42:39 PM
I\'m sure the cat had the right answer ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 15, 2014, 08:56:28 PM
love the cat helping but really next time your having a bit of a headache take two of these and seriously glad its coming together.

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo171/t200cad/1798810_525063314276112_79053096_n.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2014, 09:10:42 PM
Ha ha ! Wookie checking my work!  If the ecu billows out smoke he will get the blame! Really glad ive commited to doing it learnt alot about the wiring and it was a mess. Just hope it starts and runs. Should do triple checked everything!  Got a lot todo still.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 17, 2014, 06:57:13 PM
Started to solder it all back together, leaner and shorter!
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-17173608_zps8bb17a68.jpg.html
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-17155746_zpscb2ced32.jpg.html
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-17162411_zpsd7334fa0.jpg.html
Found a mistake but quickly rectified.

clean the intake manifold looks like new.
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-17173137_zpsc478f418.jpg.html
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2014, 04:23:39 PM
Can someone come round and wack me over the head!  chasing my tail again. Headache for a week! Brian is mush! lol. loom has been modded before so giving me the run around around!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2014, 06:40:15 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-18174212_zpsec69e427.jpg.html

this is what ive taken out of a kit car!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2014, 05:36:00 AM
Managed to jigsaw another dash panel tonight with the instruments more ergonomical laid out so i can see shift light and warning leds just over top off steering wheel.
its perspex from the skip but goona cover with 3m carbon wrap.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 19, 2014, 02:30:43 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-19005324_zpscabf2910.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-19024038_zpsa5c1722d.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 20, 2014, 04:11:37 AM
Finished my newly organised dash panel....was gonna cut some rotor shaped holes in it for show but practice piece looks naff so carbon wrap it ...really ackward even though flat and burnt me pinky but happy with result.digi dash just where i want it.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 20, 2014, 01:21:47 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-19230043_zps86efd446.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-20001124_zps69689c4c.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-20001131_zps5644ccdd.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
A few imperfections on closer inspections god knows how people wrap a car with that stuff need to be an octopus!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 20, 2014, 05:48:51 PM
Sweet...F1 style.....get outta the way Vettel....Rotor POWER coming through !
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-20173146_zpsf4bcc9cb.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 21, 2014, 04:49:36 AM
Looking good mate
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 21, 2014, 02:00:03 PM
Woo hoo...engine all going well picking up thursday ready for my week off....braping soon.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2014, 01:56:15 PM
Going round in circles today...both boxes to accomodate electrics are too big and cumbersome and interfere with other items that will have to be moved...wanna be able to take a passenger so off to b&m to the tuperware section.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 22, 2014, 02:25:32 PM
It will only brap of its a bridge:)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2014, 02:58:31 PM
Ive forgot what carl said he was doing tbh think the same as his 8.Got so much floating round my head regarding build . Not putting tuperware boxes in my car ...naff...have to order some more electrical component boxes that will take glands..if worth doing then properly.
Accomplished nowt today but gotta take the lows with highs.
put some stickers on me dash.:)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 22, 2014, 04:55:37 PM
Searched high n low internet for suitable electrical enclosures just not available in the 2 sizes i require. Raa. Wanna be able to take passengers so trying to use space under dash but a pita!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 01:16:16 AM
Quick thought...run with thermostat in? Or out?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 23, 2014, 09:32:56 AM
Engine will take a bit longer too warm up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 02:36:20 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-23120634_zpsc47955d7.jpg.html
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-23120616_zpse4fcd69c.jpg.html

Original fuse box up under dash and ecu and immobiliser in box ( yet to be purchased, although my wife has bought a selection of tuperware items) on bulkhead head.
Thought i check as connect all up. despite all labelled up confused the heck out of me !
Taking longer than i thought tbh and doing me head in. lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 03:39:08 PM
Ignition, battery isolator and digi dash all connector back to pcm, cas and relay box.
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-23153119_zps0600681a.jpg.html
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 23, 2014, 08:00:14 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-23180605_zps72a8e4d2.jpg.html

well turned the corner its plain sailing from here....:rollin

....i hope but a realist!..

Made very good progress hindered a bit by my brain not remembering notes.
Indicators...going led so waiting on resistors.
Maf/baro
Throttle
and engine to wire but all ready. ...everything else done. tested individual circuits with jump back.
If doing again would simplify even further.

engine ready thurs fingers X week off after so hopefully in and running. still loads todo. :Hammer
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 24, 2014, 11:44:33 AM
All cables accounted for except 1, after a bit of continuity testing seems i may have been a bit overzealous with the snippity snipping....Black white trace doh coil supply! Not a problem will re-instate a feed with fuse for them. lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 26, 2014, 08:37:58 PM
Had a few days off car recuperating ready for the big push. Now off Friday 28th through to Nights on the 10th. 11 days to get her finished !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 27, 2014, 03:06:55 AM
Lol have fun ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 27, 2014, 10:50:28 PM
Big push starts tomoz with the picking up the engine and finding out what porting its had done cause ive forgot! Lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 28, 2014, 06:24:19 AM
You dont remember what porting did you get???? :) lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2014, 11:29:57 AM
Just as well im in a good mood....van decided that it not longer required a serpentine belt tensioner bearing and threw all the balls out...the tensioner unhappy with it rough treatment after a long relationship decided to run belt off engine side and wrap it around crank ...take that you mo fo....currently waiting for a new 1 so i can fit at the side of the road and as long as the cambelt hasnt stripped its teeth on me way to pick up my engine...arghhh here cometh the rain. Woo hoo.

Laugh or cry...laugh me thinks :censored::censored::censored::censored: happens.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on February 28, 2014, 12:19:30 PM
Sorry to hear that Jon - I hope your luck turns around real quick!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2014, 02:12:10 PM
Has not been the best day tbh..limped home...tensioner was wrong but nicked the idler and bolted up with nut n bolt from roof rack...serp belt wrong so old 1 went back on but idler smaller dia so much flappage...currently waiting for parts. Rescheduled engine pick up tomoz .
 Engine......extended bridge port on the tertiary...cant spell it. Leave that special bit to Carl and the guys!

what a day...lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2014, 02:54:57 PM
:2RolleyesAll fixed with the right parts....

i have breakdown but thats no fun....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on February 28, 2014, 02:57:43 PM
Not a god day - hope better for you tomorrow!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2014, 05:55:42 PM
Cheers bud. Pick up engine tomoz part 2.

so extended tertiary bridgeport with extended primarys will brap?

If not ill have 2 change my avatar!!!!!?????
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2014, 06:43:19 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-28110309_zps2bfccfc5.jpg.html
This to
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-28144511_zps8314baca.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
when i should be do this
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-02-28142812_zps2f721e26.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2014, 01:30:53 PM
No drama today. Engine home .
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2014, 02:10:39 PM
Hayward rotary goodness!.
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-01140008_zps39ec5e13.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-01135938_zps74e8824f.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 01, 2014, 05:04:53 PM
Crap, Photobucket is down... :/
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 01, 2014, 05:49:11 PM
Awesome.

You need an electric water pump in your life to get rid of that horrible water pump housing
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2014, 06:36:35 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;874762
Awesome.

You need an electric water pump in your life to get rid of that horrible water pump housing
#

Next winter project!

pretty much finished the wiring today but gonna do an electrical systems check tomoz before i wrap it all up just wanna check it now and a little doubt has crept in.
1. with ecu and cas unplugged livin up and check no fuse poppage!
2. With ecu and cas plugged in and spare engine connected up can go to position 2 and check does system start up check etc.
...hopefully then can wrap all cables and mount fuse box before alloy infill panels go back on...

If that goes well then start to build up race engine.:chat
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2014, 06:43:44 PM
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-01173757_zps3958f83f.jpg.html

A little tidier. Its gonna work!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 01, 2014, 08:31:06 PM
I think im gonna get up early....having the engine back given me added boosted. Gotta get the electrics tested then full guns blazing to get it all back together.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 09:14:08 AM
fingers crossed time....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 11:10:33 AM
Well, half expected it tbh,

Have ignition, relay clicks in followed shortly by cas immobiliser relay. But no start up routine or start relay click...no fuse poppage or smoke so happy no immobilser. looks like ecu no powering up as cant get comms from scanner. so its check connections and general head scratching ! easier this way as have not wrapped loom yet.

Got spare engine  hooked up to electrics as well bit of a wierd science going on .
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 12:46:36 PM
SORTED SORTED SORTED... made a little error lost a feed to ecu....nobodies perfect.

Hacked my tidy loom apart...doh ... we have engine start up routine. we have comms with ecu....we have lovely pre start whine.

Some how a wire got crossed...need to look at my fan feeds as eng comp 1 went to the 1 side of the coils here....same colour doh....
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-02123717_zps67091bc0.jpg.html
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-02123708_zpse8574899.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

Chuffed chuffed chuffed...commissioned enough dairy machinery in my time to know i had todo this....woulkd have been better not to make the mistake in the first place!.

By the way i\'m chuffed to bit!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 02:02:37 PM
Yep 1 feed to ecu missed, fans and low power relays switch negatively from pcm so all connected back up.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 02:25:47 PM
Great stuff, are you using the rx8 ecu? Your going to have to get some miles on the car so the ecu can self adjust and learn for the extra added awesomeness!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 02:35:22 PM
yeah 500 miles run in, just as well got a day time mot...if i had aftermarket would\'ve been so much easier. Motorway me thinks. Bath, swindon loop then trackday morning oil change at lunch, raise revs slightly for 2.5 hours. Then 1 hour left full beans. 21st  April first race loads todo....final job make over and get rid of BRG!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 05:04:33 PM
thats it beer time.....
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-02152706_zps05ad430b.jpg.html?sort=3&o=2
all switches sorted.
ecu to be mounted on bulkhead, once the bulk head wrap to get rid of brg.
Relay and fuses mounted up under dash...got to fabricate a shelf as cable tied at mo. 1 snip drops down for diagnosis.

Back is killing me BEER TIME. Bit behind schedule as battery not yet in.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 05:06:23 PM
lost them pics somewhere.
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-02165650_zpsf12119ac.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-02165640_zps30169a06.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 05:13:11 PM
you need to learn how to post photos dude! lol
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-02152706_zps05ad430b.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 05:14:28 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-02165650_zpsf12119ac.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-02165640_zps30169a06.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 05:59:04 PM
yep gonna have a play after dinner. I had some poor connectivity thing turned on in user cp as i could not view avatars etc so maybe i can post piccys properly now.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 06:04:17 PM
(http://http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-01135938_zps74e8824f.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 06:06:30 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-01135938_zps68094426.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 06:07:04 PM
Got it thanks Grant!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 02, 2014, 06:48:03 PM
Easy peasy isn\'t it! Much more thread viewing friendly
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 02, 2014, 07:36:08 PM
yes. didnt work before i changed that setting in my user cp. Bit late now but all future updates will be posted properly! Next installment tomoz! Been shopping on JJC !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2014, 03:44:37 AM
Quote from: boosted;874737


extended tertiary bridgeport with extended primarys



I´m not sure did I what that means. :3Confused Can someone explain that to me?

And is it really that stock ECU will understand it if you modify and port Renesis? And it will make adjustments?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 07:50:31 AM
1. ECU Or pcm (power control module)as is called on the renesis is a very smart ecu and will self tune to modifications.

2. The Renesis has variable intake ports control by motors on the inlet manifold . These direct air to the side ports for variable power throughout the rev range. The tertiary port is 1 of those. No porting on exhaust. Thats my basic knowledge of it as explained to me. when i get 5 mins ill read up.

It the same setup i believe as Carls rx8 demo.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 03, 2014, 09:32:21 AM
Quote from: boosted;874854
1. ECU Or pcm (power control module)as is called on the renesis is a very smart ecu and will self tune to modifications.

2. The Renesis has variable intake ports control by motors on the inlet manifold . These direct air to the side ports for variable power throughout the rev range. The tertiary port is 1 of those. No porting on exhaust. Thats my basic knowledge of it as explained to me. when i get 5 mins ill read up.

It the same setup i believe as Carls rx8 demo.


Really? Thats interesting. Does ECU understand if it has big porting and bigger injectors done? Hmm... (thinking, thinking, thinking... ) ;)

I know basics of Renesis but I dont understand how they are "extended"...  :Hammer
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 09:53:34 AM
Extended primary intake ports. Ecu learns but doubt injectors ...honest answer dont know!
Hence why left the wizardary bit to Carl and the guys!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Will66 on March 03, 2014, 10:07:33 AM
The Renesis ECU will adjust to different airflow to an extent but it can also be flash-tuned by software like MazdaEdit so you can adjust target AFRs, re-scale the MAF, fiddle with the dwell on the coils and remove CELs and such like.  You can also do what Clive has done and run it with an Adaptronic ECU, which takes care of most of the running of the car but leaves the stock ECU in place so you retain DSC and the ability to control the A/C etc.  The Adaptronic is the better solution for forced induction set-ups as it has a MAP sensor for better boost tuning or some such.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 12:32:39 PM
lunch hour update....
progressing well.

Power connections redone.
Linked all my earth connections.
Digi dash sensors all connected up.
Clutch master put back on.
Started to put infill panels back on...bit of a mare as had to bend them to get them out.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03101258_zpsa0bd956c.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 12:34:29 PM
made a little shelf for Fusebox.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03121452_zps2cbec2fe.jpg)

this gasket Clive lol
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03121608_zps1dec1e0e.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 12:40:12 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03121513_zps1496ae74.jpg)

car is filthy, had some fun getting this in thought id have lunch before contorting myself to get the rivets in.

Will all be degreased and swarf removed.
Will seal all crevices with tigerseal to keep water out( although it will come in from top) and fresh lick of paint.

Been trying to find that stuff that they stuck on skateboards for grip as want my heels to purchase on it as will get slippery when wet.
Ding! chicken n Mushroom HotPot ready!:Laugh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 01:12:09 PM
Is that a stock flywheel and clutch?!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Will66 on March 03, 2014, 01:15:08 PM
Looks like it!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 01:24:55 PM
Are rx8 and FD flywheels the same?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 02:17:00 PM
Yep stock flywheel...was supposed to be lightweight but didnt happen.
Back killing again. Panels are a sod to get in.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 03, 2014, 02:20:20 PM
You need a light weight flywheel, will rev much quicker:) PITA to set off though
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 07:20:51 PM
sat in passenger side relocating fire extinguisher and battery not a lot of room for feet ! but doable.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03161233_zpsfa4d0a3a.jpg)
redone some of the lug crimps properly....looks like someone used side cutters...infact only thing holding cable in was heat shrink
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03171104_zps694b07c7.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 07:24:11 PM
drivers infill panel back in, not pretty but once a blown over will be ok. bloody sod getting rivet gun in to pop em. (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03154108_zpsa2fdb40a.jpg)
1 legged passenger always welcome! Gotta be able to take passengers lots of fun!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-03161240_zps670ea499.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 03, 2014, 07:27:22 PM
Got loads of little finishing jobs done. need to get some more battery cable as alternator to fuse box not long enough so will be getting that tomoz.
Had a good tidy of garage as have not cleared up since started taken apart and after i went arse over :censored::censored::censored: decided to have an interim tidy.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 11:37:16 AM
Needed some battery cable. Local auto electrical place wanted me to arm a 3rd world country for 3m of cable so used the cable from my heavy duty jump leads ha. Will buy some more later clamps where getting tired. Still tidying wiring...being open top needs waterproofing. Gotta wait for my mate to get up from nights having issues with pass infill panel. Hes a sheet metal worker...needs some more alloy sheet.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 01:05:55 PM
Lunchtime update. Power connections all finished at fuse box 2 lugs wont fit on positive terminal so had some fun and games ....all good my mates on his way in an hour so hopefully will make a template and he can go and cut me a piece to slot in. its a mare so prob 2 pieces.
No photos same old junk! lots of finishing and tidying want the car ready before the fun of putting ancillaries onto engine and installing. This is the boring bit, hoovering up swarf and degreasing, killing time on little jobs really till i get this panel in.
Ding! chicken and bacon pie! Not gonna burn my mouth today!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 01:23:19 PM
:Thumbs-upGaskets just arrived from Clive @ MRP! Impeccable next day service as always!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 08:08:26 PM
Very productive day pushed on a bit to try and stay on schedule.
Tunnel infill panel back in, mate was hanging from night shift so i had to adapt old 1. Tigerseal all joints. Cable for starter and alternator glanded on front panel.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04174535_zps72c2083e.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04173054_zpsdf3f2b21.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 08:10:53 PM
Fire extinguisher repositioned, battery repositioned, Ended up doing new power cables.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04192626_zps5f27d30a.jpg)
Wookie the race cat.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04182219_zpsebe20730.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 08:14:04 PM
quick test of digi dash all good. Rain light horn etc...indicators work as well.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04192226_zps728354a4.jpg)

http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04192553_zps7be63bf3.jpg
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 04, 2014, 08:17:14 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-04192553_zps7be63bf3.jpg)

Hoping to start engine build up tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 12:05:47 PM
Trying to raise a mate to help me get box in...need to guide the prop in. Had 3 goes on my own. Summit gonna break....my back. Tryed to man up but after 3 goes risk tearing the oil seal. Postie refused H&S lol...only need the shaft guideing in.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 12:46:25 PM
Sweet. Mates coming round in his lunch hour. What a star...itching to get on with engine build up.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on March 05, 2014, 02:04:50 PM
Getting close to the finish line now :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 02:28:18 PM
Its in....ball ache tbh ended up taken the mount off and then my mate guide it in whilst i had heavy end. This meant the mount bolts where a nightmare to get to 1 flat at a time and stiff as id loctited them. Lost my centralising as well, will leave nipped up till engine in and then re centralise then..No room in there at all....I want rubber fingers!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-05140229_zpsc4585952.jpg)
Just spotted that cable doh...thats gotta run up side ....hope its moves but lunctime...
Friday running still doable. Engine build up after lunch.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 02:30:04 PM
that cable...(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-05140251_zps75dc3308.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 04:41:56 PM
Gotta shorten the prop...not enough for aft play...little kink in westory journey but come this far. I can move gearbox forward but i dont want 2....want it as far rearward as possible . Only need 10mm but still need it. Time to take prop out...lol.
if i shorten prop 30mm i can move rearward 60mm in total got some measurements todo.

gotta hit the phones for prices and fast turn around.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 04:53:49 PM
Off to Bristol in morning, they said i could wait....! Don\'t think ill take the van ! LOL
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 06:50:59 PM
teasing me sat there waiting. gearbox in on mount nipped up. Prop out for 30mm shorten.
Cant go any deeper starter motor will foul so original moved position.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-05182139_zpsc36fcf8e.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 05, 2014, 07:03:10 PM
Good job mate. Making good progress :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: JohnC on March 05, 2014, 07:52:17 PM
Always wanted to build one of these cars, and now I see one with a rotary.... Awesome!

Cool project
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2014, 08:37:17 PM
looks like saturday now! My fault lesson learnt!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2014, 11:59:55 AM
Dropped the prop off and rear flange is standard duty so its being refurbed with heavy duty flanges. Shortened and balance.... dont fancy being cut in half. Got new high tensile bolts aswell. Pretty scary as my seat is inches a way. Hopefully get back tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2014, 03:41:15 PM
Had some time away from Build today. 5 days straight needed a break and need prop for final positioning. Gonna start engine build up fresh tomorrow morning.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 06, 2014, 05:07:47 PM
set out all ready for tomorrow. (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-06165453_zps036230da.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-06165502_zps795fcfec.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2014, 02:24:26 PM
1. (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07101713_zps0c74a44a.jpg)
2.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07115925_zps6426fa3f.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2014, 02:25:02 PM
3.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07140609_zpsf21d2695.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2014, 02:33:24 PM
Took my time to be honest checking injector colours and coils. Got a few subtle differences like some blanking and custom mounts that ive swapped over from original engine.
Still gotta do the clutch cant find my clutch aligning tool so will prob use the old gb!
Prop will be ready for pick up at 4.30pm in bristol which is an hour drive so gonna chance it and get there for 4pm see if i can beat the friday madness of bristol. Wish i still had a motorbike strapped it on me back and weave!

See how i feel when get back whether i get it in no point rushing now....still gotta drill my new engine mount holes so need to be bang on.

bit concerned about 1 oil cooler length might be 2 short by 10mm or so time will see.

the end is nigh! :3gears-rh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2014, 06:59:56 PM
Apart from clutch engine ready to go in.

3 hour round trip to Bristol to get prop just in time before they shut. In loose but now correct with correct clearance in sleeve and heavy duty uj\'s. Good for 400 bhp apparently.

maybe tomoz!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07182253_zps0b38fbc7.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 07, 2014, 07:02:21 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07181218_zps35143cb7.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-07181211_zps53ed2eb4.jpg)

close! Lost my centralising at gearbox so engine in on mount and centralise back.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
ha ha i can confirm a dead gearbox is not a good clutch aligning tool!...good for checking alignment after tightening up but no good for setting as moves when you pull the heavy lump out. good knows where that kit is! Slow start today other things todo but on it now.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 02:16:09 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08124855_zps47054dee.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08140044_zpsa3c4b43b.jpg)
in bolted up to gearbox...

Got to mark and drill engine mounts. raise slightly, slide em in and mounted.

It was a :censored::censored::censored::censored::censored: to engage on gearbox.

But allgood so far.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 03:27:36 PM
Got a clutch..thought id better do that b4 getting excited...got 1 mount done. Thats my datum. Electrical system check good on this engine. Everybody fingers xd pls.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 06:28:05 PM
Not to day 2nd mount and manifold fouling had to lift out again...but all back in sat on the mounts. Ive just run out of energy for today. Rad pipes oil filter housing alternator connect up oil cooler see if hose reaches fluids and ready. Dun in shower and beer time....photos to follow...had some much fun.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 07:01:08 PM
This side cant get manifold on if mount on and vice versa. lift engine and poke through.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08181128_zps630cc46e.jpg)
loom out through front perfect, no messing with engine loom plug straight into pcm
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08175857_zps0932734b.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 07:03:07 PM
fun!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08175842_zps4952bbfb.jpg)

starter plenty of room and can get to fill point etc.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08181150_zps3716ee56.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 07:16:07 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08150306_zpsc70847f5.jpg)

Its in further back.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-08181635_zpsec31d7de.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 08:51:25 PM
Dont think im gonna sleep tonight about an hours work then turn the key time...god i hope it starts.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 08, 2014, 09:22:42 PM
Make sure you get oil pressure, fuels pressure etc before you start it.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 08, 2014, 09:37:52 PM
Yes will do. Good call.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 09:12:55 AM
Today has to be the day....Night shift tomorrow got to get cracking. Need to go and get some fuel as well! lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on March 09, 2014, 09:17:23 AM
Quote from: boosted;875210
Dont think im gonna sleep tonight about an hours work then turn the key time...god i hope it starts.


I am sure it will be be fine considering all the care you have taken with assembly
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 01:01:39 PM
Right up date, no fuel pressure! And lifting out pump assembly syphon tube caught and i pulled slightly harder and the hose tail just snapped off.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09115746_zpseca87f40.jpg)
can someone confirm i have syphon tube right? it was not attached when i changed it. Pump runs just not priming up.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09124217_zps8dc4d5c4.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 01:06:28 PM
Does the bowl need to be submersed in fuel in order for the syphon to work as there is only 7 litres of fuel in there?

Ive super glued the hose tail and will get more fuel but i need a new fuel pump assembly....so close ready to crank lol.

There will only be 1 result its just the pain on the way. ha ha  hardly touched the hose tail just a slight tug to unseat!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09125204_zpsf55229d2.jpg)

any help as always greatly appreciated its the confirmation of assembly pipework as originally was not fitted so have not photos to review.:Thumbsup!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 01:10:58 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09124922_zpsdf8fec08.jpg)
another view.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 02:15:55 PM
15 l in there now....gonna get another 10 so bowl defo covered . If no good swap out to old pump.
Gets me outta gardening at least.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 02:52:05 PM
25 l of fuel. Primed up...2 secs started....shes alive. Woo hoo.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 09, 2014, 02:53:02 PM
Video!!!!!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 09, 2014, 02:53:31 PM
OR BAN. ITS YOUR CHOICE. I suggest you make the right one:);)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 03:10:19 PM
Got it...just shut down...following Hayward Rotarys start up guidelines. That fuel prob tested me somewhat. Ran her for 10 mins no revs. Learnt idle..shes quiet!..little blip of throttle and sweet at end. Exhaust no longer fits so just hangin on at mo. PHEW IM CHUFFED TO BITS.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 03:21:27 PM
on the video now ....need a fuel pump assembly. drill a hole in the top ran some hose down and bypassed broke hose tail. Ran her upto 90 degC fan did not cut in so have to investigate that but shes having a cool down b4 check of levels...cant go for a drive til i get some indicators and bodywork on the front and sort the silencer out. But it runs!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 03:39:31 PM
(http://s1065.photobucket.com/user/boosted38/media/2014-03-09144848_zps2edaba59.mp4.html?filters[user]=127186646&filters[recent]=1&sort=1&o=0)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 03:40:35 PM
Doh, how do i post vids from photobucket?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 03:52:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqBKRl-iOv8

good old you tube.

Sorry shaky more concerned checking for leaks etc.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 04:02:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzvKD_3CYDg
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 09, 2014, 04:07:59 PM
Very good. Well done mate. Is the ecu holding the revs so high? Side exhaust ports reduce the noise so much:)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 04:26:28 PM
Yes mate that was literally 30 secs after firing first time...lovelly now on tick over fired again once cooled instantly and drove round estate to check driveline for 2 mins. Still lots todo but milestone today. Im hangin tbh! Gotta check my fan let it idle til upto 90 and no sign of it cutting in so first job tomoz.
Chuffed to bits though!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 09, 2014, 04:33:02 PM
Check fluids. Those are the most essential.
Engine oil
Gear box oil
Diff oil
Water level
Clutch and brake fluids
:):D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 04:41:54 PM
Gonna let it all settle overnight and lie in then back at it.love the naked westfield look!
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Post by: clive on March 09, 2014, 05:15:39 PM
Most Excellent News :Thumbsup!:Thumbsup!:Thumbsup!
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Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 06:23:06 PM
cheers Clive!
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(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09172335_zpsff874c23.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on March 09, 2014, 06:25:51 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09172308_zpsc57b1f8d.jpg)
forgot how low it is!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-09172248_zps3561a180.jpg)
having a snooze !:cool:D:rollin
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Post by: re japi on March 10, 2014, 03:31:27 AM
Good job mate!!!! :)

Yes, thats very quiet. But that a good thing, you wont need 700 mufflers to keep her quiet ;)

Btw, car looks great!
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Post by: Casey on March 10, 2014, 08:52:31 AM
:Thumbsup!:Thumbsup! Great stuff Jon!
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Post by: boosted on March 10, 2014, 09:47:27 AM
Cheers guys! been a lot of hardwork and stress lol! Still lots todo though !

From the you tube post the original builder has made contact and we had a chat so that\'s great as it seems ive picked up the baton!  

Goona take the manifold off and see if i can slip the silencer on and get it to line up that way before grinder and welding !
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Post by: boosted on March 10, 2014, 01:44:08 PM
Sorted fan comes on at 90 and controls down to 86. This is digi dash readings but similiar results from scan tool as sensors pretty close.

levels all good no leaks.

Fuel gauge now working as well

and exhaust chopped a bit out of the middle 15mm of each and bent bracket and fits snugly.

Got a throttle blip clip coming.

might have a very very small amount of clutch drag but clutch new and car wieghs nothing so will check later on when few miles on it.

Nice to have a running rotary forgot what stinging eyes felt like standing next to exhaust lol!
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Post by: boosted on March 10, 2014, 01:46:18 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-10112213_zps9c53e226.jpg)

little bend of bracket in vice sorted no welding required.
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Post by: boosted on March 10, 2014, 01:54:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aa-QHwH6Uhc

needs volume cranking up.

Back to work after "holiday" on nights so thats it til friday!
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Post by: boosted on March 11, 2014, 04:00:44 PM
Trackday booked for 22/3 at Keevil airfield woo hoo... need to get some mileage on it before then. It that does not pan out then use the trackday as running in.
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Post by: boosted on March 12, 2014, 09:17:21 PM
Small update...should be on road this friday. Mot still current so tax it . Complete the small finishing jobs and get it out on the road running in.
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Post by: Casey on March 12, 2014, 09:31:06 PM
Brilliant news :driving
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Post by: boosted on March 13, 2014, 07:10:27 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-13180858_zpsfd03a42c.jpg)
got some nice front led indicators ....ebay rears dont work! doh.

nearly back together for running in.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-13180930_zpsdf1091f5.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on March 13, 2014, 07:11:42 PM
not a lot of ground clearance!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-13170146_zps388428ef.jpg)
Run in, trackday then bodyshop! :wiggle
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 13, 2014, 07:15:38 PM
What\'s the tiger all about?
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Post by: Will66 on March 13, 2014, 08:03:57 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;875605
What\'s the tiger all about?


Esso sponsorship?
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Post by: boosted on March 13, 2014, 08:51:59 PM
Just a random sticker....will be gone soon!
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Post by: boosted on March 14, 2014, 06:44:28 PM
Well, ive taxed it and put some miles on it! Came home when cold and getting dark as only a daytime mot....ITS AWESOME! temps on run at 3400 at 60. 82 deg coolant 76 oil.

Happy to report no issues at all........ i love it. Engine feels awesome seems to have allot more lowdown power that old 1. limited to 4000 rpm at mo but you can feel it
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 08:39:35 AM
Well the weathers perfect for a spot of running in...so today a spot of "wheres westory" after a quick play trying to fathom out the digi dash and levels check.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 15, 2014, 08:50:19 AM
Make sure someone can recover you. I rekon a drive to Huddersfield and back would get the miles done
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 09:07:19 AM
Gonna take some tools just incase .im feelin Tintern abbey ! But prob motorway max miles in shortest time. Newbury on m4 then back along a4...decided. bit of a mix.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 15, 2014, 09:33:06 AM
Motorway miles are te best miles. No stupid stop starting and the engine can heat cycle properly and the ecu will learn better
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Post by: Will66 on March 15, 2014, 11:44:19 AM
A nice motorway cruise is a great way to run an engine in.  Good rpm, plenty of airflow and not too much load.  Enjoy it!
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 12:22:42 PM
Membury services....needed a pee desperate....and mutton jeff.
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 02:11:08 PM
Cramp every where...not an endurance car!
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Post by: Will66 on March 15, 2014, 04:29:18 PM
You\'re doing better than I would, I doubt I fit in that car.
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 07:02:29 PM
Well i managed Reading and back on m4....leg cramp got me! Some more miles tomorrow. Had a check of everything and all good....slight weep from diff filler. Its as tight as i can get it so tiger seal to the rescue. So cracked on with electrics as my ip65 box arrived. (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-15101143_zps27d81b86.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-15181358_zpsb5c97d7f.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on March 15, 2014, 07:03:37 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-15182252_zps04829eea.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-15182913_zpse1603c6f.jpg)
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 16, 2014, 01:29:32 AM
It\'s only
IP65 if you use IP65 stuffing glands
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Post by: re japi on March 16, 2014, 02:55:55 AM
Quote from: boosted;875709
Cramp every where...not an endurance car!


LOL

But you had fun, right? That is most important thing :)
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 08:29:49 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;875728
It\'s only
IP65 if you use IP65 stuffing glands


The pic on ebay didnt have all the holes init!  I had glands but m30 and m25. The size is a compromise as well. Theres room in there for my wallet and phone. Ive sealed entry points with a little tigerseal. Should keep the water out. Plan to do 200 miles today in 2 stints.
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 08:32:06 AM
Quote from: re japi;875729
LOL

But you had fun, right? That is most important thing :)


Much fun!   Certainly gets you noticed...lots of waves and thumbs up from people.:driving
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Post by: re japi on March 16, 2014, 09:15:05 AM
Btw, when you can hit full throttle with it? :) And dyno?
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 09:35:52 AM
Got about 300 miles to do at 4000 rpm. Then swap out the running in oil. Then i\'m gonna do max 7000 for another 100 miles then full beans. I have a trackday this saturday and will swap out the oil at the track if i don\'t get the mileage done this week.
Have no real plans to dyno it, local dyno has bad reputation, always gives low readings and 1 piddly fan, plus i found them rude and after 15 emails i never got my last dyno printout.....and i really dont want to put my car through the stress of full power runs without adequate airflow.
In fact i very much doubt ill dyno it.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 16, 2014, 10:28:17 AM
You need to dyno it. It can tell you much more than just how many ponies you have
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 11:12:44 AM
All set to go and she died.....cut along story short had a system low voltage fault.....thought it was fuel trip to garage etc, but no revisted new electrical box and only differences is earth point so ran another jumper done ft all good. pheww...now where off...local first !
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 12:48:15 PM
All good membury services....deaf again....might do some stretching excerises today lol.
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 01:42:09 PM
Its not a car its a torture chamber.....leg cramp again....
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 02:39:23 PM
membury services...(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-16125000_zps967ab0c9.jpg)
some random layby i needed to walk off the cramp. Let it all cool and will take out for local run later.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-16134623_zps1b7994ce.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 04:42:01 PM
Been out again....spent a fortune on fuel this weekend. Total is 320 now!....Need to do some research got a p0000 fault????!!! wierd! and my diff is whining bigtime. quiet on load but whining like hell coasting on motorway. I know very little about diffs i know its a plated 4.1 and its got fresh millers motorsport oil in there...

Car all so seems to learn idle every time i start up....i have a race battery isolator so ive left this on to seem if i keep resetting ecu.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 16, 2014, 05:08:39 PM
have you had the diff rebuilt? could quite possibly need the backlash setting on it correctly, its one the biggest killers of diffs.
 
its basically the gapping between the ring and pinion bits, too big of a gab and it will bang like mad and break, too little and it will be tight.
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 05:32:36 PM
apart from filling with millers crx 90ls as recommended on trans x website nothing else! Been busy on the front end!

i have 2 probs

1. the axle is moving about 10 degress i can see play at the rear UJ rocking the car with the hand brake on. so must have a bush gone which i will look for tomorrow morning. But ill polybush the lot. Its a 5 link system.
2. Quite a loud whine from the diff itself offload. noise comes and goes ?
 
Strange but clunking not there before new rear uj went on. The new uJ is bigger so assuming the old 1 was supporting the axle.

rear end was fine on trackday last year...oh well! wallet time.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 16, 2014, 06:09:35 PM
Do the bushes first, as it\'s a track car I would just make them solid.
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 06:30:16 PM
Trying to source at mo. Got a track day Saturday. Need to get me a a book on axles and lsd!
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 07:22:56 PM
From a bit of research poss worn crown wheel and pinion. and looks like a panhard rod bush has perished in the garage over winter...hit the phones for parts n prices tomoz.:Tongue1 Need to get bush done and mileage up priority for upcoming trackday...i can handle a bit of howling ! Gonna be another busy week :Hammer ! gotta put some blinds up for Mrs Boosted first else i\'m really for it! :Nono!
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Post by: boosted on March 16, 2014, 07:25:09 PM
oh and code p0000 means no errors???? But i have 4 ha ha air pump, abs and instruments and rear heater o2 sensor....Front end seems to be doing well.
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Post by: boosted on March 17, 2014, 10:45:28 AM
After a sleepness night...and an early start happy to report no more clunking..no bush worn but despite tightening everyone last year it seems they had all loosened off a bit. Collectively allowing couple of degress movement..nylocks! All half a turn and threadlocked. Been for drive and its also quietened the diff...some whine but nowhere near as bad as yesterday...happy to track it saturday.

need to sell my astra....bank accounts gone from 00000 to 00....lol
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Post by: boosted on March 20, 2014, 10:32:04 PM
Had a quiet week build wise been busy elsewhere fired up my part time business again to get the cash flowing back my way lol, took another day off tomoz so new tow car mot first thing and then some more running in whatever the weather! And prep for trackday saturday.
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Post by: boosted on March 21, 2014, 02:25:54 PM
Run in done.
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Post by: boosted on March 21, 2014, 07:46:58 PM
Not quite...gotta spend the morning at 6k max...trackday tomoz....gotta use the caddy....
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Post by: boosted on March 21, 2014, 08:26:01 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-21154831_zpsed6f2f4d.jpg)

nice oil n filter change for westory used a syringe to get the old stuff outta oil cooler. Weather looks like its gonna add some challenges.....!
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Post by: boosted on March 22, 2014, 09:27:27 AM
Shortest trackday ever...punctured the sump getting off trailer....tiny hole ....going home.
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Post by: boosted on March 22, 2014, 10:31:41 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-22093716_zps6fbb2ce2.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-22091946_zps1519d633.jpg)

need a new sump.....

Aint gonna make first race now impossible . Mighty :censored::censored::censored::censored:ed off . Ramps are just not long enough.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2014, 10:41:32 AM
That\'s pants mate:( if the sump can be damaged coming off the trailer is it sitting too low for a track?? If you went over the curb you might hit it?

Don\'t rush anything and stay calm. A lot of people struggle with the first race of the season to get their cars there and still struggle through the season to get a competitive car
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Post by: boosted on March 22, 2014, 11:03:09 AM
My fault.....prepped the car....ran outta time on trailer...clearing up the mess now...no damage to engine just a tiny hole was dripping. Engine low...50mm to ground.

its the ramps too short. ....brand new oil as well doh....:censored::censored::censored::censored: happens roll with it!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 22, 2014, 12:13:47 PM
Yeh exactly, better to leant these things now than later:) have you got an anti left device for the trailer?

Maybe best to get a couple spare sumps:);)
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Post by: boosted on March 22, 2014, 12:35:50 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;876074
Yeh exactly, better to leant these things now than later:) have you got an anti left device for the trailer? Yes need to remember to put that on.

Maybe best to get a couple spare sumps:);)
Yes ive got 1 needs a scrape off old sealant and lick o paint.

Ive got a sump guard/ undertray i didnt fit last night as i was hanging tbh !

Decided gonna miss the first race prep the trailer ( cut the lip off with a grinder !!!!!!!!!!), extend the ramps. sort the brakes and lick o paint

car wise needs
New sump and fresh oil!!!!!  Expect a phone call Clive!
Ill do some more running in on road. And do the next keevil need to learn how to drive it.
painting,
Tyre selection,
corner weighting and geo.
Diff rebuild?, although been so much quieter since tightening all bushes.
When its ready its ready.
Need a decent towcar, caddy struggled today Keevil\'s only 10 mins away but I wont be using it again.
Subaru forester failed mot bigtime so not getting involved with that!

Today im goona drive the hoover round the house !  So annoyed with myself.
Delboy would say " what a plonker"!:rollin
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Post by: re japi on March 23, 2014, 05:31:44 AM
Ahh crap... :/ Sorry to hear that...
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Post by: boosted on March 23, 2014, 09:22:58 AM
Yesterday was very costly due to time constraints as the first race is 21st April...running in and testing the car. Biggest concern is lack of seat time ive done 1 trackday only. I need more time in car
On reflection whats done is done highly unlikely to make first race now which has taken the pressure off so basically deep breath and crack on....gonna get the sump off today and have a look at my spare to see if useable.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2014, 04:37:45 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-23154624_zps64739a3c.jpg)
tiny hole! Found a brab of metal on edge of trailer!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-23154650_zpsecb6d865.jpg)
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Post by: boosted on March 23, 2014, 04:45:41 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-23154605_zpsd28213bd.jpg)

Take both sumps to work and clean in parts washer, weld up hole use as spare.
Spare is a little crusty  will see what its like when the parts washer has done its majic!.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on March 23, 2014, 05:42:04 PM
Sorry to hear of your bad luck this weekend.  Looks like and easy fix though and no long term damage done.
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Post by: boosted on March 23, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
No damage done was only dripping running for 30 secs when running lost about 200ml. the rest came out when shut off and the fun and games getting off trailer! Engine got a nice flush!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 26, 2014, 05:32:46 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-03-26164516_zpscecb9f76.jpg)

All back together and sump guard on....need to find me a track day!

Managed to raise engine slightly 70mm enough?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 29, 2014, 03:53:30 PM
Suffice to say i think the running in has been completed..Been out again making use of this lovely weather today and quick blast during week. Forgot the total as have no odometer but its up there! Kept in below 5k today which is 80mph on motorway so varying load etc. Did some bumpy uneven back roads as well that dont suit the car at all. Went for a few extra revs 10 mins from home and scared myself silly...Time to find a trackday for some safe exploration.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2014, 10:05:30 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxO9exMlJRk

A little throttle blipping.
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Post by: boosted on April 01, 2014, 05:32:04 PM
A small wire mod today to keep the memory alive ! Will see tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: kiwimazda on April 01, 2014, 06:23:46 PM
Here you go. Look closley and you will see the oil coming out of the sump after a flying lesson over a kerb in the other rotary westy before it was sold
(http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t21/kiwimazda/JK5M4349.jpg) (http://s156.photobucket.com/user/kiwimazda/media/JK5M4349.jpg.html)
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Post by: boosted on April 01, 2014, 07:26:26 PM
I was a little worried b4....now a tad more! Sump guard is pretty beefy! I can raise engine easily enough but then ive got to redesign bonnet! Not making the the first race 21/4 or probably 2nd 05/05 as need testing testing testing!  

What was your clearance? ( bottom of sump to ground)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: kiwimazda on April 02, 2014, 07:26:22 AM
Quote from: boosted;876677
I was a little worried b4....now a tad more! Sump guard is pretty beefy! I can raise engine easily enough but then ive got to redesign bonnet! Not making the the first race 21/4 or probably 2nd 05/05 as need testing testing testing!  

What was your clearance? ( bottom of sump to ground)


Same issues that I had.
I ended up releaving the bonnet so the air cleaner would stick through it when I raised the engine.
The picture above is when the engine was low. Foolishly about 80mm from the ground. I cant remember what we got in the end but I had no further issues.
Was it quick. Hell yes.
Would I do it again. Not in an open top kit car no. I prefer a roof over my head thanks
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Post by: boosted on April 02, 2014, 04:41:48 PM
Hi mate. Thanks for your input and im gonna take action on your warning....far easier to put a hump/air intake on bonnet than smash the sump and rebuild.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 03, 2014, 05:42:36 AM
Ya, great info. And great picture :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on April 03, 2014, 11:36:21 AM
You would be surprised how \'small\' the hump needs to be, mine is basically a V8 bonnet extended forward to the front of the bonnet and made close to full width at the mid point.  And my engine is mounted above the lower chassis rail, at that height you can also remove the silly gearbox hoop and replace that with a contiguous chassis member.  You engine also looks a lot further forward in the chassis than mine so you may no be able to sneak the air filter under the hump as I have.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2014, 10:41:31 AM
Little progress on car as been trying to sort logistics!  In a nutshell van struggled to pull and stop trailer laden with car and tools....its been sold and been hunting for a suitable tow truck with my dwindling resources ha ha! off to look at a shogun had 1 before so know what im looking for!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2014, 02:17:57 PM
Sweet got a shogun sport 3lv6...got a rocker gasket leak which i managed to knock 150 off for. Belted new clutch long mot result.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2014, 06:24:12 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-06173927_zps861b6b51.jpg)
No more towing issues! Dont think the 4wd system been used for a while so took it on some loose to free it all up. Got the 3lV6 as faster than the 2.5TD and mpg better JUST!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 12, 2014, 03:25:52 PM
Paint it Black.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-12145627_zps2b711ecb.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-12145800_zps187e6ab1.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 13, 2014, 07:34:34 PM
pain stacking picking off stickers and goo. to reveal holes and spiders in the fibre glass..oh well went for a blast.....its thirsty! lol(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-13133409_zps5db4002f.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 13, 2014, 10:02:21 PM
Looks better. Are you going to raise the motor?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2014, 05:28:03 AM
Yes Grant its being raised. Shouldve started yesterday but sticker goo was stubborn and took longer than i thought. Then the motivation tailed off when i fired up the bbq!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: BlitzBoy on April 14, 2014, 12:26:48 PM
looking good!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2014, 02:54:18 PM
The green is hopefully going if i can get a good price on the wrap ! Sides and rear tub wrap bonnet and nose cone paint! ( have a good price on the paint side). Funds are getting low half tempted to race as is for rookie year as dont look too bad black on green! up close though loads of marks in fibre glass. Got my Astra up for sale to help !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2014, 07:39:44 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-14171128_zps15ae6975.jpg)

fitted 1 of me led lights and started filling the holes on the rear tub.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 14, 2014, 07:42:26 PM
old exhaust exit hole was quite handy!:rollin:rollin:rollin:Hammer
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
engine raised! bonnet no longer fits!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-18173111_zps9faea6ec.jpg)
http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-18173154_zps714a7ffd.jpg
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2014, 06:40:29 PM
Fill my exhaust hole with p38 but painter not happy as will crack so he is gonna dig out and fibre glass.

Car is off to body shop tomoz. 1 colour to keep cost in check. Mazda Winning blue or the darker Aurora?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2014, 08:21:17 AM
Winning blue is the winner!  Its off to bodyshop day.:)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2014, 08:23:11 AM
No more brg or yellow yay!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2014, 06:54:15 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-19105755_zpsdb8235ff.jpg)

in the bodyshop....the end is nigh !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 20, 2014, 12:29:09 AM
You\'re making good progress there Jon. Winning Blue should look awesome :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2014, 03:49:53 PM
Yep first race of season is tomorrow so missed that but 50/50 could make 5th May and drive 8/10th .im gonna check out the competition tomoz and do some lap timing!
Cant wait to see the car done...2 dry sets of wheels are black so met blue with contrast on black should look sweet. This is the 4th bodyshop! Been messed about abit but this guy is mustard...car is already primed.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2014, 06:29:57 PM
Interesting fact finding today. Class B boys are the quickest with 1,12 and the only Class A entrant was doing 1.19s...!!!!! So could\'ve had a class win! Not sure if i can get down to 1.12. Grid was small and 5 entrants for Class A and only 1 entered! The target then based on showing today was a Caterham C400 driven by a very experienced driver.....suffice to say i had a very good look around it in the pits.  its got 220 bhp and a cossie lump no turbo and a evo 9 with a trillion horsepower. both doing 1.12.700. Need to see what i can muster up in the Westory.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2014, 09:57:34 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_5545_zps8e5024af.jpg)
Changed my mind Its Mazda Aurora Blue! Top 1!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 26, 2014, 07:53:31 PM
Missing tinkering with my car. Frikin diy sucks. Got 6 months to catch up. Boo hiss. Wednesday ready yay.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 27, 2014, 06:59:35 PM
a few tasters of what is to come! (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-27181918_zpsed3a0208.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-27182006_zps421d8ed4.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 27, 2014, 07:00:32 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-27181826_zps477eedd7.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-27182027_zps81dfb0de.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 27, 2014, 07:02:16 PM
the mitsubishi l200 boonet scoop is still to be spray and grafted onto bonnet.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-27182039_zps774f9cc7.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on April 27, 2014, 08:03:17 PM
Oh , that looks good, none of your washy washy blue there then, that\'s a proper blue :Thumbsup!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 27, 2014, 08:16:19 PM
Yep, a really lovely shade of metallic blue there, looking good :mmmm
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 28, 2014, 08:07:32 AM
Really happy build is nearly at an end for getting on the grid....then the serious bit of learning how to drive it quickly. Aiming for the 5th but will be my 1st race ever so just looking for a finish.

Was gonna go for 2 tone flat colours but sprayer said it didnt really make a difference to him. Theres 1 litre spare of aurora blue sat on his shelf just incase.

All getting a bit serious now heading towards the pointy end!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on April 28, 2014, 10:45:15 AM
Love the spray job and colour always good to keep a little extra paint on the shelf. :Thumbsup!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 28, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
Entries IN! 5th is a go! settled on Empire Rotorsport! Goona run on 888\'s as i know these tyres and put some slicks on for a test day to learn them. Still lots todo.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 28, 2014, 03:02:46 PM
I love that color :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 28, 2014, 11:08:47 PM
Managed to get some holiday end of week .....got an afternoon track session at combe on friday for some testing  and thursday off to todo the best bit and get all the stickers on!

If friday turns up any issues sat and sun to sort!

I love that colour to!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2014, 11:01:19 PM
back up motor test drive!







(http://http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-29183243_zpsac804a45.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 29, 2014, 11:01:56 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 30, 2014, 09:28:36 PM
Hahahahahahahahaha
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2014, 09:35:08 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2014, 09:37:44 PM
just got home.....day time mot ....minimal rivets back in and a few cable ties. but home and looking spendid....very chuffed!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-30205429_zpsd8e29a5b.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2014, 09:39:11 PM
scoop painted gotta cut hole tomoz and fit.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-04-30205419_zpsdb135a7b.jpg)

wheels and new cycle wings on tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2014, 09:39:48 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 30, 2014, 09:41:46 PM
opps forgot rear number plate...and front ! Busy day tomoz ! but frikin chuffed! nearly as chuffed when she fired after rewire and install!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 02:46:41 PM
Gonna be a late 1.....trip to vet put me behind and a minor disaster...T1 coolant sensor packed up!   between here and body shop gone open circuit....so a new 1 on order!  Have contingency plan to hook scan tool up in monitor mode if does not arrive in time !(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-01143615_zps7402c3d9.jpg)

new bottom bjs and drilling and tapping for cycle wings....

desperately trying not to get stressed...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 09:15:39 PM
Cycle wings on. Bjs done. Bonnet bulge done. Nosecone sealed for max airflow through coolers. Dash out ready for new sensor. Pushing on lots todo. Coffee break.
Tomoz is now open pit as only half full so can see if temps in check for race distance.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:05:31 PM
That it for today .....got my new wheels on but bit of head scratching as offset seems different...done some measuring and rears are further out by 10mm....concerned about hitting my new freshly painted arches so will be ringing supplier tomoz...cant chance it.

Merlin tomoz for some goodies.....fingers x this sensor turns up on special delivery!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:09:14 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:09:45 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-01154155_zps9f57e5a3.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:10:49 PM
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Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:11:51 PM
no chance of soldering this!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-01181055_zps5c425bbc.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 01, 2014, 11:16:04 PM
need some edge seal for the bulge Merlin tomoz! L200 scoop £25.00 lol
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-01215146_zpse9bd0edc.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 02, 2014, 04:05:08 AM
Looks awesome! :P
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2014, 07:53:09 AM
Thanks mate....some tidying todo in places....but never meant to about show more concerned at GO !

Hopefully all ok after test sess later. Sticking original wheels on back til i confirm car can run with less offset.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2014, 08:32:46 AM
Picked sensor up from PO.....cinders to off to the ball.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 02, 2014, 05:11:18 PM
Lookis just great - waiting now on today\'s track report :D :Typing
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2014, 07:27:38 PM
All good...phew!  track report to follow as just finishing unloading....monday is GO!!!!!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 02, 2014, 07:30:43 PM
:Party:Party:Party:Party
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2014, 08:51:06 PM
right apologies no photos or vids yet as mate left before i could get em and ran outta time to even think about charging go pro...so soz...

Just an afternoon sess so was frantic this morning due to being behind yesterday.

My postie absolute legend....had the sensor ready for me to pick up at 9 am from sorting office!...

Well get on track and warm tyres for a lap and then back end loose real struggling...3rd lap i get the black flag!!!!!........jesssssus...what have i done!  Tank vent apparently spraying fuel over track!. On inspection stuck open and capilary action over my ns rear wheel....Some pit lane fixes and 1 of the marshall checked car over and informed me i needed a different system...Bought it all from Merlins who where super helpful as i just took car up and pointed.

then back on track and all good....rear grip better.....trying different lines!
On the straights its frikin quick hitting 5th gear through folly....not getting 6th??? maybe a diff change need todo some research....

had a mate spotting on a few bends which gave me some insight told me to get on the power earlier at quarry!.....next lap i spun at quarry and hand a trip on the grass lol....

coolant temp is perfect. Oil is getting to 115 after 7 laps....half a lap short shifting back down to 100 and then as many laps to repeat....gonna have a play tomoz nothing too drastic but a shroud.

Car is sweet no leaks no rattles....sounds awesome....

reckon a quick time in there with some slicks and more seat time....nothing over took me today but playin with the big boys monday!

picked up all my vinyl and series sponsor stuff.

few jobs tomoz after a well deserved layin.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 02, 2014, 10:45:06 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/aurorawesty_zpsf4013889.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 03, 2014, 04:25:09 AM
Not bad result for a shake down day. Good job. :)

You know, those wheels would look awesome in gold ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 10:14:44 AM
Quote from: re japi;878343
Not bad result for a shake down day. Good job. :)

You know, those wheels would look awesome in gold ;)


Lol its not a subaru! I may be be going down to 13" if they clear my front calipers....slicks are cheaper...need to get the offset bang on so i can go wide on rear with 13 in wheel 8j. My new wheels are great on the front but max width is a195 on the rear due to offset.

Apparently i managed 1.19 over 3 laps...which is ok hoping for 1.16 but on 888s learning car and being very cautious going over avon rise....in all the cars i driven round combe this is the fastest ive approached avon rise and tbh found it scary! No idea of speed too focused to look.

my back is killing me today....gonna get some foam for that seat!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 03, 2014, 10:21:34 AM
If your overal wheel / tyre size is large you will have changed the gearing. In effect you have lengthened each gear, which is probably why your not hitting 6th gear.

What ratio is the diff?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 10:22:39 AM
Oh and forgot to say thanks to Carl and the guys at Hayward Rotary! Engine is sweet....sound is amazing.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 10:28:10 AM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;878349
If your overal wheel / tyre size is large you will have changed the gearing. In effect you have lengthened each gear, which is probably why your not hitting 6th gear.

What ratio is the diff?


theres a 4.1 in there Grant....what would you recomend as its english axle there are loads to chose from..was only using 3 4 and 5th for abit on longest straight....and in allfairness gear changes came at the wrong time on circuit....if i could use 4 5 and 6th ideal.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 11:45:32 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03113936_zps51c39181.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 11:49:35 AM
Gotta run this combo on wheels atmo widest possible on back 205 and 195 on front with diff offset that puts the wheels out wider...wheels arent marked for offset which is rather frustrating. again more googleness fact finding.

mine and the nieghbours rotaries....(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03113618_zps10a91325.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 03, 2014, 12:49:40 PM
Quote from: boosted;878347
Apparently i managed 1.19 over 3 laps


That\'s a fantastic time for a first outing with your new setup :god

I\'m happy if I get a 1m 26s at Combe in my RX-8 in the dry with semi-slicks! 7 seconds is massively faster, but 1m 16s would be absolutely awesome!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 03, 2014, 06:05:41 PM
If the crown wheel and pinions are cheap then I would get a 4.4 and a 4.7. I\'m sure there\'s some maths that could tell you exactly what you want, I will have a look around ont site. There is a calculator in ine of the stickies. It gives speed in any given gear at your I putted prms
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:17:44 PM
been another busy day putting fuel system as per regs to pass scrutineering...
and stickers on....not much room on a westfield....cant fit oblong background so goona have to get round on the day.
Bert n Ernie coming along to remind me not to be a muppet!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:21:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03150330_zps07de369e.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:22:37 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03150321_zpsfcaa3136.jpg)

need some 6mm hose....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:23:53 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03210505_zps6327869b.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:24:23 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03210446_zpsf7c4f40d.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:26:11 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-03210436_zps18bf103a.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 03, 2014, 09:28:18 PM
got the biggest novice cross...lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 04, 2014, 06:07:40 PM
All ready loaded up...checks done.....

decided to start from the back of the grid for first ever race and just enjoy it. Not after any championship titles all about enjoying my rotary tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on May 05, 2014, 09:16:53 AM
Good luck Jon:3gears-lh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 05:01:09 PM
Home all good...LOVED IT....

not with out hiccup...lol...

report to follow...

but no crashes or mechanical but some lessons learnt and was a blast
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 06:41:15 PM
Well,
Got my first race outta of the way and all the officials super friendly and the racers really great, made some friends today!

So qualification....ha ha bearing in mind front runners are doing 1.10...then 2 at 1,16 and 6 at 1.21 thought id allow the pack to spread out get some clear track and put a fast 1 in....
lap 3 back straight before tower 4th gear flat to the floor. BOOMMMPPPPTHH.( best noise i can described). I\'m covered in oil all over my visor....barely see but can make out the grass brake and make the corner wide....no warning lights...drive off circuit on escape lane. now lots of smoke, quite frankly s78ting myself....switch off jump over barrier!

recovering to pits qualify 11 (of 12)minimum 3 laps done so ok to race with a time of 1.21

check car over clean up oil check for hose split etc discover vent filter missing from breather on filler neck....argghh oil surge...check oil just below dipstick max...

clean maf precaution if went up other breathers....

fire car all sweet cleaning etc and allowed it to smoke off.....clean helmet in toilet lol!

make a calculation on fuel used and put 10 litres in.....

start 11th back of grid where i was gonna be by choice and decide to let em all away and then see if i can pick off the 1.21 guys at the back with me....

have a real hoot for 4-5 laps with a fisher fury and then decide to get the hammer down....and passed that.

unfortunately we had a misfire outta right handers on the chicanes....and lap 10 i ran out of fuel...what a MUPPET lol..

coasted to side just before chicane after Quarry. jumped over barrier for 2nd time.

then a gt86 lost a wheel and his car came sliding toward mine and stop 5m short pheww.

then the Fisher Fury parked up behind....he ran out of fuel as well...

Anyways not bothered action filled day and i loved it!

few jobs todo on the fuel system....gauge is in-accurate so will be employing the services of a bamboo stick...

Remove the lucozade sport oil catch system and fit something more professional.

1.16 goal doable !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 06:47:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AiLk8O2M_k

car number 5 3 laps of qualify.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: BlitzBoy on May 05, 2014, 07:24:52 PM
cool well done!! what was your best lap time in the actual race?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 07:34:05 PM
1.21 the big boys where coming through ....my plan was nail it last 5 laps when the front runners had come through! lol didnt work out like that!

Car has great potential.....different approach next time...no what to expect and get on with it.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 07:48:34 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/mms_img-665720449_zpsc963df1c.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 07:53:21 PM
when the bonnet was off in the pits me and the wife where sat in chairs listening to people discussing what engine it was ....very amusing.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on May 05, 2014, 08:55:58 PM
As I said on the , phone , real pleased for you.

Your a real racer now :Viking
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 05, 2014, 09:03:34 PM
:Thumbsup! Thanks Clive i really appreciated the chat mate. all a bit daunting but its done now and real motivated to make it better.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 05, 2014, 11:48:42 PM
Fantastic :wiggle

Doesn\'t matter about the result, just that you have competed in your first race, congratulations Jon! I\'m sure you\'ve learned a lot from the experience and I look forward to hearing about the next race :)

Car looks great in the pictures and video!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 06, 2014, 06:13:15 AM
Good job mate!!! :) Most important thing is that you had fun. And nothing blew up ;)

I´m sure that Westory has massive potential. :)

But you did one mistake...
You did share enough videos!!! ;) In-car would be awesome
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 06, 2014, 03:19:13 PM
Yes sorry about the vids....in the regs it states publishing vids is not allowed without permission and carries a £500.00 for breach so dont wanna be caught on you tube for that!

Oil splat would have been cool vid !

far few things todo on car but gonna have a few days off and a get a few jobs around the house done as a thankyou to the misses as shes been really great and supportive. Its been a hectic 6 months prepping the car and a few days off will be great.

plans afoot though to
1. revisit fuel system as needs 15 litres in car to prime up so pick up needs lowering.
2. installation of 2nd oil cooler in side panel as want a fix and forget solution oil temps got to 110 and was rising at lap 10.
3. wheels tyre selection....get on slicks and get the times down.
4. need a good check over of levels, prop bolts, diff etc sparks out etc check over in general.

26th next 1 !
thanks guys for your kind words and support keeps me motivated

it was a blast!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 06, 2014, 03:37:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFC8cTlwvK0

found some spectators video at quarry...

Oh dear muppets day out....:rollin:Hammer:Hammer:rollin
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 07, 2014, 04:26:42 AM
Quote from: boosted;878547
Yes sorry about the vids....in the regs it states publishing vids is not allowed without permission and carries a £500.00 for breach so dont wanna be caught on you tube for that!


Really??? :eek: Crap... I would love to see in-car video from your car...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2014, 05:51:56 PM
ok bud will do ill get permission first play by the rules....a few people have posted onboard vids from monday.

Well break didnt last long...already got a shopping list and researching tyres. lol!

I cant wait til the 26th ! next time i\'m gonna nail of the line and see how many cars she can pass!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2014, 02:08:47 PM
Avon Motorsport very helpful,,,,BUT need to go down to 13" wheels...he said people would sell me tyres in 15" but they wont as saloon car tyres and not right for my application with such low kerb weight...plus no compounds or sidewall stiffness for the kitcar range...need to find me some 13" wheels. Not sure gonna clear my front brakes...888\'s it is for time being then...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 12, 2014, 03:55:18 PM
Jon, if you are using 888\'s, have you looked at the Federal 595RSR\'s? Not sure if they are available in the size you need, but they are a real bargain semi-slick for the RX-8 at ~£90-£100/corner for 235/40R18. Loads of us have used them on track (and road) and they well suit the RX-8.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2014, 04:21:31 PM
Hi Casey,

Yes have used them on a Integra..very good tyre....what im after is to try and get to the front...lol. Despite only 1 dnf under my belt i want to give the engine the tyres it deserves.
The Avon motorsport man said saloon car tyres are not suitable inc the 888\'s.. need specific compounds sidewall stiffness etc to make a westfield fly..

simply put i got have what the guys at the front are running! Cant help it,its in my DNA!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2014, 04:33:41 PM
Been measuring and neighbour has a dax rush kit car so im gonna offer 1 of his wheels up...should be able to sell 2 set of my 15" to get a set 1 set of 13" with slicks.

Car wise been nut n bolt checking and all good...engine clean number 2 and measuring up for my 2nd oil cooler.
Brake wear etc looks very good as does tyre wear with this yet unchecked geo.

Back to tyres.....i got to have em....seems bonkers to do all this work and handicap myself with a compromise...looks to be £800.00 for a set todo the season, hardly drink and dont smoke so fully justified in my eyes....ill square it with the mrs Boosted later.:p:Giggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2014, 03:20:31 PM
Entries in for 26th May Race day woo hoo...still be on 888\'s for this 1. other updates are priority.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2014, 07:06:05 PM
13 inch wheel didnt clear caliper....discs are 280mm....so looks like so new caliper mounts and 265mm discs.:Hammer
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2014, 08:33:23 PM
Forgetting about wheels n tyres for a mo doing my head in. so cracking on with a oil cooling  upgrade...putting another cooler in for a fix and forget solution.

Going in the side with a duct from the old exhaust hole to give it a purpose!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20140515_182007_zps9ea9489d.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 15, 2014, 08:34:54 PM
should grab some air with a lip.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-15182016_zps62c193f6.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 16, 2014, 01:20:58 PM
its in....need smaller hands (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-16130710_zps260309f9.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 16, 2014, 01:27:42 PM
Aeroquip hoses are the cats whiskers. amazing no clips push on....job done.

Big shout out for Merlin Motorsport...not the cheapest but have been a great help...stick a load of oil bits on the counter, discuss your requirements, subtly put you right and leave shop with all the bits required todo the job properly first time. Gave me extra fittings 90 and 45 deg which i can take back no problem.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-16114151_zps1bdc3789.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 16, 2014, 07:55:47 PM
made a quick air ram....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-16162426_zps42a4859d.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 17, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
Well we may have an issue....been out for a bumble about to check my new oil cooler install and appears we have an oil leak on exhaust side/top of engine....it must be misting or something because its a thin film everywhere! that results in some minor drips on engine tray...letting it all cool and uim coming off....hoping an oil meter injector or something...or just oil in the system from the surge....however there is an impact spot on bonnet above rear housing so something is leaking...

letting it all cool before starting as already burnt my leg on headers today!

if anybody\'s had a similar issue pls shout
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 17, 2014, 04:43:01 PM
Well strip uim all off...all hoses...check oil injectors etc...cleaned and put back together....went for 45 min hoon and level bang on no leak...wierd....so 3rd clean fingers x. Residue oil in breather etc?

Oil temp issue....nailed . 2nd mocal cooler doing the business.

must remember to take my rotary paranoia tablets tomoz.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2014, 09:44:18 AM
Road legal race car = FUN
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-05-17133615_zps0a74837d.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 18, 2014, 04:47:46 PM
Looking good!!! I bet that people look twice, especially when you hit high revs ;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2014, 05:02:38 PM
Yes everybody waves, girls smile at you ( this does not happen to me lol). and lots of thumbs up...i also take all the docs with me just in case!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 18, 2014, 06:23:06 PM
Well im MIGHT be bringing Westory to Brooklands on the 1st! Cars got a day time mot so if weather nice im there!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 19, 2014, 09:40:38 AM
Well ! after a weekend of pondering ive withdrawn from the next race! Boo Hiss!

I need some upgrades to make the car faster and race reliable so i\'m further up the grid...saving the money form race entry, fuel etc will enable me to get these upgrades sooner.
Slicks.
Fuel system needs modifying as even though i ran outta fuel at last race i still had 15L in there so fuel assembly needs lowering into tank in away i have not sussed yet.
Geo and corner weighting.
Front ARB.
Full day testing at Combe.

Ive come this far in a very short time just want to make it better.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 20, 2014, 11:39:51 AM
bit more boo hiss....in order to fit 13" wheels....i have to buy a complete new front brake system, discs, pads, calipers and mounts! kerr ching! and go from a vented to solid disc.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:03:51 AM
afew photos from 5th May race day.

nervous in the pits(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0027_zps0ae95c11.jpg)
gonna get a similar tyre wheel combo to this.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0029_zps79941ff0.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:04:45 AM
on track(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0079_zpsca23b6a6.jpg)
http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0085_zpsdb9b4bf7.jpg
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:05:22 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0085_zpsdb9b4bf7.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:06:03 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0121_zps96a5d6fa.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:06:49 AM
awesome swb evo (he won)(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0167_zps188a0914.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:07:41 AM
couldve been worse(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0203_zpsada49fd2.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:08:24 AM
maximum track time!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0229_zpsedbdf363.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:11:20 AM
like this 1...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0242_zps9e716aae.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 11:18:02 AM
the 7 seconds i need are expensive:rollin:D:2Confused
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 24, 2014, 01:16:12 PM
Great pictures Jon :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2014, 05:05:51 PM
Cheers, mate from work took loads and happened to be standing where i ran outta juice! doh! wont happen again! ... i hope!:eek:
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 24, 2014, 06:14:31 PM
Great pics. :) Shaving those few seconds is allways expensive... Ya, I know those Norris desingn´s cars too, they are fast!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 26, 2014, 10:16:12 AM
That norris car....is infact being driven by Simon Norris himself!  850 bhp.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 28, 2014, 05:49:14 PM
a little update:

finally chosen the brakes that are required in order to switch to 13" wheels. imminent order pending. Wilwood Powerlites 4 pots.

and waiting on some submersible fuel hose and 6mm st/st threaded bar to sort the fuel pump pick up once and forall.!

and then hopefully we can have another go at a race!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: HaywardRotary on May 29, 2014, 05:08:43 AM
Remember that considerable seat time will likely shave another 3 or 4 seconds a lap and maybe a bit of aero could also help
I\'m happy to go out with you and and see if there are any areas that might help.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 29, 2014, 05:28:41 AM
Thats great Carl. It would be great for your opinions on the car. The season strarted before the all important testing had been done!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 29, 2014, 06:51:51 AM
Quote from: HaywardRotary;879537
Remember that considerable seat time will likely shave another 3 or 4 seconds a lap and maybe a bit of aero could also help
I\'m happy to go out with you and and see if there are any areas that might help.


Carl you\'re surely not suggesting that you in in the westory with boosted, at the same
Time are you? If so iv got a show horn to help get you in
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 29, 2014, 01:27:11 PM
lol!!! its a squeeze with just 1 in it! Prob best Carl having an actually drive on a track day! Its to raw for the road and frightening tbh! Theres a quick lap time in there for sure and the other cars in the series have prob had 5 times the cash pumped into them so im more than happy at the mo but do want to make some changes to get her to running at the front....and i do need to learn to drive it. its the quickest car ive driven round combe but also the least forgiving!....i\'m dreading a wet race.
 
Need to get these updates done then ill book a track day and give you a ring Carl! Bring your own ibruprofen though!:Giggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 02, 2014, 02:45:53 PM
Call me Mr FLip FlOp!  after measuring car  offset, wheel poke caliper protrude and coming up with perfect combo off size and offsets and a headache:Hammer. for a 6j front and 8j rear with Avon slicks. Compomotive wheels are out of stock for 8-12 weeks in the 13x8 wheel i need. Spoke with BMTR at great length on options and gonna run Avon ZZR\'s in 15" for rest of season..

scour for sale ads has turn up nothing.:2Confused

These zzr\'s look the biz everyones raving about them so worth a try. Still a semi cut road legal track tyre but Avon race compound.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 03, 2014, 06:54:25 PM
Car back up n running parts arrived and fuel pump back in...had to check not leaking outta new seal all good on the donut test !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 05, 2014, 04:23:17 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-05153858_zps65a22083.jpg)

12 months mot! woo hoo so treated to momo carbon gearstick.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-04175650_zps0ae21251.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 05, 2014, 09:13:45 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-05154111_zpsdd9eaf99.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
well....wheel saga continues....decided to get 7" Team Dynamics in 13 " and not available for 3 weeks ! in my 35 offset RAAAAAAA!!!!! ordered anyway! In black and run these on slicks for rest of year with 2 lap old F3 slicks!  i have rang everyone and made some good contacts for slicks however! !

so do i race again on the 14th for a bit more experience or just wait and do a track at combe instead and get some more seat time ....i.e day versus 17 mins!

on a car note new gp 4 steering couplings went onto today which where a pig to fit.

new omp oring as still a weep on this side of engine and engine had a jet wash which i hate doing but needed it after oil surge issue. where talking tiny weep which i think is just the oil from spill working its way down but the OCD got me.

so do i race bad set up or hold off? Think a trackday best but lots more seat time. But irrelevant really as car will be totally different on slicks! shouldve wouldve couldve got 13" wheels earlier if know!

brake modification and new anti rollbar to be fitted soon.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2014, 06:01:50 PM
Well, got home and have a leak free engine!...way too much premix....my fault hey ho all part of the learn.....also found another issue. have parachute effect in the rear tub...as rear diffuser broke 9 front rivets and semi folded and hit the deck in 5th gear !!!! Whole car is sheeted underneath accept the prop tunnel...to allow engine heat out so need a bit of head scratching to stop it happening again. Folded in half and stuck in passenger part.  Thankfully the bumpy roads helped it on its way instead of in a race.

Also my Airfilter is way too small so were running with just the gauze atmo and car is flyin...flames pops bangs just how a rotary should be!

All in a very productive day seen some awesome cars and had some fun!

My new anti rollbar kit was at home waiting for me as well so happy days.

Thanks Carl and Clive great help!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2014, 07:00:44 PM
anti roll bar dont fit! lol...rad fan in way! needs a set in it! doh!  Quality bit of kit though.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-16165158_zps13209de8.jpg)

Ram air mod, Carl said my air filter was too restrictive so cut the end of the knN and now going to run the gauze with a grill over the front...maybe a bit of positive pressure!

Front grill off nose cone as well for maximum air flow.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2014, 06:24:35 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-16165133_zps86e45ff5.jpg)
road use have some filter media ordered race use will be this. Anti roll bar does fit but want a fiddly thing waiting on some 7/16 nuts! half metric half imperial car pita!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2014, 07:47:51 PM
Avoid air restriction.... Add a turbo:):D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 03:45:01 PM
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;880160
Avoid air restriction.... Add a turbo:):D

Lol! no room in this car!

Woohoo...13" Team Dynamics Pro -Race in gloss black with brand new 200/50/13 Yokohama a005 medium soft all ordered and paid for!  
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6-qc-znvWdFhJgOBI9iM7tomH5gz2lfqbCBPmqtZ82TOO6Ibs)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 03:48:52 PM
13 " wheel and tyres are on there way!

Team dynamics 13" 7J gloss black with Yokohama a005. medium/soft.

should be on slicks for July double header woohoo...then will see what she can do.!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 03:49:50 PM
mods; feel free to tidy...messed up trying to post images.

Done - nice rims :mmmm
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 04:04:58 PM
Brake kit ordered as well! Wilwood powerlites.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 07:03:10 PM
Also been researching parachute effect....air is trapped in rear of car under bodywork. I HAD a rear diffuser but it is now obvious that air was still getting up under the tub and i have been keeping an eye on temps with one eye so i have a theory that although ive done all the ducting work to the front the air flow out through the only gap in the floor being the prop tunnel is not sufficient and air is still getting trapped in rear tub....enough to be bend an ally sheet in half and break 9 odd rivets !..So i\'m goona cut holes in the rear tub and sheet the prop tunnel. Hopefully bringing temps down further and reducing drag....mmmm...rotor shaped holes!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 19, 2014, 08:02:41 PM
Just use a hole saw, much neater, quicker and uniform:)

As for no room for turbo!!! Pah, it doesn\'t need to go under the body shell. A nice sized borgwarner sx200 would be great, quicker spool, mid range power, awesome shizzle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 19, 2014, 08:52:41 PM
I was thinking how the hell can i cut rotor shapes in fibreglass....so circular holes and in the winter laser cut rotor shapes over the top...winter job though.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 27, 2014, 11:26:09 AM
Hi fella,

Quick question - During the redesign of my fuel system I am planning two interchangable tanks mounted above the diff.  One for hill climb (5L) and one for circuit work.  What is you fuel usage around Combe?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 27, 2014, 11:45:03 AM
Lol....very good question!  I ran out on my first and only race so far this year! Ive employed the services of a stick now as my fuel gauge is rubbish! I have a test session monday so will be able to give you accurate info then.  Ive had no issues of fuel stavartion round combe or keevil until the race when my fuel level dropped below the pick up which i have now lowered and positioned on lowest point of tank on drivers side. Hoping i have not solved 1 issue and created another! Ill update monday.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2014, 08:19:54 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-28181626_zps1f7d9409.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-28181620_zps905dc24f.jpg)

Just got back from Tenerife and new wheels and slicks waiting for me!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 28, 2014, 08:24:46 PM
on a side note found a cracking little Starlet in immaculate condition! just needs a rotary engine in it! (http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-06-27185143_zps16297216.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2014, 11:40:29 AM
Not in a good mood. rear handbrake lever when handbrake off touches rear inner of 13" wheel rim...looked at re profiling lever to move and bending just too close for fix and forget solution and when wider wheels on rear prob have same issue. Tempted to remove handbrake function all together but want mot and allways nice to have handbrake to pull as back up.So need me some rear brakes. Problem with a kit cars is there made from bits of other cars. Dont know what i have fitted to rear ford something.
Have a test day tomoz:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer

no point taking the car as have to use the 15" wheels and nothing to gain!

ho hum, always knew this year was going to be developmental!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 29, 2014, 12:27:34 PM
I would imagine you have the Sierra rear disks and calipers (From the 4x4 stuff) if your chassis is of 1990\'s vintage.  I think there was a switch to VW Golf calipers at some point.

There are endless options for calipers but if you want to retain the handbrake then I think the HiSpec ones are the only option.  Westfield re-brand them so cheaper to go to HiSpec direct.  I have ditched the handbrake.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2014, 12:36:38 PM
Head scratching ! first time ive "just needed to walk away from it" as about a to blow a fuse! lol. tbh im in a right mood !:2Mad
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 29, 2014, 01:58:54 PM
These things do come to test is...

On the HiSpec website the calipers are listed as Rear SVA Calipers for either Ford or VW lug mount which covers the Westfield bases.  140+ VAT

Although I don\'t know if it will solve you clearance issues.

Have a good cup of tea, scratch the head and all will be fine.

I\'m having a bad day also my faithfull old tig welder gave up the ghost,  these AC/DC Tig\'s have a habit of being expensive to fix :(
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 29, 2014, 06:50:01 PM
Lol! ok now needed a time out and done something else!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2014, 12:42:10 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-03121325_zps60e6471b.jpg)
remotivated, teddy back in the pram...did some work on Pauls Rx7 and now waiting on welder so back on mine!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2014, 12:43:11 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-03121339_zps657fbc1f.jpg)
Front anti roll bar on
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2014, 12:44:13 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-03121359_zps081d2ee4.jpg)
front brakes done. new discs calipers and mintex 1155 pads..they fitted!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2014, 12:44:59 PM
this will fit!(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-03121433_zps07b4e802.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2014, 12:46:42 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-03121240_zps8c7f63a4.jpg)

Should fit, reprofiled. tomoz as off to work!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 04, 2014, 12:26:10 PM
Wheels fit!:yes:p
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2014, 06:39:40 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-05170841_zps65b307db.jpg)

wheels and slicks on! geo next.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 06, 2014, 07:10:44 PM
Looking great! When/where is the next race scheduled?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 06, 2014, 08:20:54 PM
Geo wed! Test friday....if ok race saturday! Its a double header so a race sun as well. But taking 1 day at a time!  Gotta see what test throws at me lol! Aint alot rest of original car!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 07, 2014, 08:29:32 AM
I assume all at Castle Combe Jon? Good luck, keep up posted :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2014, 09:26:50 AM
Yep at mo keeps costs down ! I do have this whats next feeling though! Managed to sell front brake set up  on ebay so cinderalla shall go testing Friday and make a decision then.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2014, 07:17:28 PM
All loaded up for geo tomorrow!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2014, 07:32:01 PM
Geo done! At Track Developments near Castle combe.

corner weighted, dampers set up and alignment. Dave is coming down to Combe Friday with his alignment gear and see how i like and tweak accordingly. Top class service.

car weighs 551 kg with half a tank of full.  with me at 73.4kg that 625 kg a nice power to weight ratio.

learnt about ackerman, camber caster, roll centre, weight distribution (she is)52/48 etc...

Dave explains it all as he does it ! A bit of nodding when it got abit heavy but learnt alot!

all in very happy as hopefully dialled out some oversteer as the maths suggested and i felt.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 10, 2014, 02:22:50 PM
All loaded up....got some scrubbing in and  bedding in ...pretty nervous tbh so many new parts on the ol girl. Had time to sort the go pro so all going well some vids in low 1.15s lol.

praying to the car god starts now.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 10, 2014, 02:27:17 PM
Great stuff, let\'s hope it\'s dry so you can really try her out tomorrow. Great service from the alignment guy to be on hand to tweak :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 10, 2014, 02:32:41 PM
He an ex racer and offered his services for free ! I paid for alignment yesterday but said he was happy to come along and offer his advice....i was over the moon!

Has vast experience in kitcar set up and chassis dynamics!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 10, 2014, 11:30:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-10095204_zps8f3a6890.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 10, 2014, 11:49:04 PM
That looks cool :Giggle;)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on July 11, 2014, 03:26:13 AM
Quote from: boosted;880866
He an ex racer and offered his services for free ! I paid for alignment yesterday but said he was happy to come along and offer his advice....i was over the moon!

Has vast experience in kitcar set up and chassis dynamics!


That really is a good service!!! Good luck! :)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 03:00:36 PM
I got a good vid for you re japi!    I binned it ! BUT...show me a fisherman that never gets wet!   Car was flyin!

Its not want i intended and still dont now why she let go....but vid will show it.

I gotta pull the engine n box and get and acroprop in there to straighten the chassis .

bit banged up...head ache and sore neck.

Anyways ill sort the vid and you can all call me a muppet.

car had no issues pulling like a freight train....i think im asking to much of live axle ????

was a good rush.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 03:08:59 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-11110724_zps0af85efe.jpg)

start off the day tyres and brakes bedded and scrubbed....having a cool down.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-11121329_zps40adb4df.jpg)

last sess before lunch!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 05:15:01 PM
Well i\'ll post vid up when its done processing!.....15 years of going round combe it had to happen sooner or later but looking at the onboard i have no idea what happened!

Id done all the braking and was turning into the esses. Car just stepped out to right from rear ! interestingly though i got hot coolant all over my feet when i came to a halt ? But temp of coolant below 100 as not alarming? No rad pipes damaged in crash so maybe forced some coolant out onto track ?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 05:24:48 PM
Hello smiffers! I see you reading!  I used about 5 litres of fuel a session!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 05:33:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo28klUXd6k

tonight\'s viewing pleasure!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 05:56:59 PM
so plan now pull engine and box and remove panels...then its acroprop time over on Track developments jig. Rear axle has moved over 10mm...panhard rod bent.
Top chassis rail bent in 20mm...glory of kitcar is only box section...bit of bending, bit of welding do it all again.

happy to report engine and ancillaries all ok. rear arch is cracked but belt of fibreglass and good as new. Cracked my seat.

She drove onto trailer.

If id damaged that awesome rotary engine i would be besides my self.

theres bound to be more hidden horrors learking in there!

BUT check out the laptimes !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: RotorHeid on July 11, 2014, 06:24:30 PM
Eh! what\'s actual happened!!  there\'s big wide space then big oversteer!
sound like wrong alignment/balance....or brake too hard and turn in too early
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 06:33:01 PM
No idea mate! on the transition between brakes and throttle. Happened so fast got some lock in but i never got to the brake pedal! Coolant came down on my feet as soon as i switched off ? but not surprising switching off without a cool down period. But coolant was in check as have alarm for 100 deg C. Thing is its live axle so not alot you can do on rear! On the alignment everything focus\'d on front end  2.5 deg of camber slight bit of toe out.
It basically just let go. had no indication prior but i did spin earlier in day but that was my fault. Prob never know!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Bone on July 11, 2014, 06:37:05 PM
Gutting, at least you\'re ok and the car had some speed in the previous laps!

The only thing I did notice from your footage was that in previous laps you were either held up in traffic through that corner or you had the chance to stay to the left all the way up to it.

You overtook the white car on the right, moved across to the left to get the line and then started turning right into the corner. It looked like there was a height difference of tarmac (lower on the left side of the track) where you had the incident. Maybe that unsettled the car as you turned in?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 06:55:05 PM
Watched the vid about 40 times and cant fathom it out ! No clunk from rear no squeal. No lock up. theres no coolant haze from bonnet! Slicks went off????

hay ho its done now and happy i built a blistering quick car. Don\'t think much racing for the time being got a lot on elsewhere! Ill get out in the garage tomorrow and lever bar the rear suspension links and see whats what!

Wife has banned me from driving her R3! lol:Hammer:rollin:driving
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 07:03:14 PM
Quote from: Bone;880914
Gutting, at least you\'re ok and the car had some speed in the previous laps!

The only thing I did notice from your footage was that in previous laps you were either held up in traffic through that corner or you had the chance to stay to the left all the way up to it.

You overtook the white car on the right, moved across to the left to get the line and then started turning right into the corner. It looked like there was a height difference of tarmac (lower on the left side of the track) where you had the incident. Maybe that unsettled the car as you turned in?


Yes i  agree! and to get the overtake done as that car was quick i braked later than usual as he was on only just behind me which the camera does not show.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: RotorHeid on July 11, 2014, 08:27:17 PM
Quote from: boosted;880913
No idea mate! on the transition between brakes and throttle. Happened so fast got some lock in but i never got to the brake pedal! Coolant came down on my feet as soon as i switched off ? but not surprising switching off without a cool down period. But coolant was in check as have alarm for 100 deg C. Thing is its live axle so not alot you can do on rear! On the alignment everything focus\'d on front end  2.5 deg of camber slight bit of toe out.
It basically just let go. had no indication prior but i did spin earlier in day but that was my fault. Prob never know!

Balance bar? too much rear?
Engine\'s starting okay?
slicks, what kind of ? crossply or radial
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Post by: rote8 on July 11, 2014, 09:09:46 PM
Glad you are OK.

Having followed this thread and seeing just what a quick car you have built I\'m gutted for you. I know it will return, but worry that if you can find no obvious cause is there a chance it could happen again, as there appeared to be no driver input other than your braking and you say you had completed this when it snapped around.:3Confused
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Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 09:12:54 PM
Radial yokohamas a005 medium soft.
Engine sweet no issues no damage to any mechanicals.
Balance bar? Not sure what you mean?  ....panhard rod?

Oversteer was dialed out on geo sess as much as poss. But inherent in design.

Really dont know prev session no issues flying through the esses.

Car felt sweet every bend hence pushing on.
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Post by: Casey on July 11, 2014, 09:18:56 PM
Great times in the laps prior to the incident (1m17s ish?) - and there looked to be a couple more seconds to be got too :Thumbs-up

Gutted to see the crash though :eek: - looked at the video a few times and not quite sure what happened either to cause the sudden oversteer :confused:

Pleased to hear engine and gearbox OK, but sounds like a bit of work to get her "back into shape" :(
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 09:19:58 PM
I was thinking that as well.! Lot of power lightweight car no downforce...never designed for it...maybe live axle has not got the movement of independent moving right to left then left again unstabled the rear on the uneven track.

no regrets it was 1 hell of a ride. Lots of adrenaline flowing. Thinking of investigating converting rear end to independent suspension...
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Post by: boosted on July 11, 2014, 09:37:39 PM
Quote from: Casey;880928
Great times in the laps prior to the incident (1m17s ish?) - and there looked to be a couple more seconds to be got too :Thumbs-up

Gutted to see the crash though :eek: - looked at the video a few times and not quite sure what happened either to cause the sudden oversteer :confused:

Pleased to hear engine and gearbox OK, but sounds like a bit of work to get her "back into shape" :(


If i damaged the engine i would be really gutted but im in good spirits.The car was performing without issue and all temps etc where in check and all the hardwork was paying off.

bit of a teardown tomoz try and find summit so i can get myself debanned from driving the r3 ha ha.
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Post by: re japi on July 12, 2014, 03:53:17 AM
Quote from: Bone;880914

You overtook the white car on the right, moved across to the left to get the line and then started turning right into the corner. It looked like there was a height difference of tarmac (lower on the left side of the track) where you had the incident. Maybe that unsettled the car as you turned in?


I have to agree with that. I dont think that there was anything on the track. And I dont thing that it is tyres fault. When slick loose tractions, its usually bye bye then ;)
But I noticed that you are hitting those apex really hard. So it might gause damage to suspension parts and setup. It could be one reason...

But good job, you and car are really fast! :) And thanks for vid ;)
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 09:36:50 AM
Ohh bit sore and stiff today. My head feels twice as heavy as usual!
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 12:42:03 PM
Checked car over nothing found to contribute to crash.
on reflection driver error broke deeper and harder into that corner. Weight still over front when i apllied throttle. Unfortunate hit tyres.
Rest assured it wont slow me down!
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 02:03:09 PM
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 02:04:05 PM
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 02:04:52 PM
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 02:06:23 PM
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done a proper job as always!
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Post by: boosted on July 12, 2014, 05:37:53 PM
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after some stripping. top rail bent . Before i pull engine goona cut this out and relax suspension and see if thats it. Off to get some string tomoz. Tinker time part2.:wiggle

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Post by: RotorHeid on July 13, 2014, 08:48:04 AM
Quote from: boosted;880926
Radial yokohamas a005 medium soft.
Engine sweet no issues no damage to any mechanicals.
Balance bar? Not sure what you mean?  ....panhard rod?
 



My Bad,... brake balance bar.
Radial tyres, have you use the temp probe to check the temp of tyre after test run.
have a look at wear on your rear tyres.
I\'m not going on about tyres temp/pressure etccc as you must know that already as you\'re a racer.;)
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 09:13:40 AM
Was first time on slicks and was monitoring press and temps. All seemed ok. This was my fourth session of day and the longest i had been out and i wanted to push for race distance.

i had set balance bar for brakes after the brake change (smaller set up on front to accomodate smaller wheels) more to front and in scrubbing in session had done some heavy braking in safe areas to check for rear end lock and none present.

hoping mgb owner i overtook may see you tube clip and might be able to offer an insight into what happened from behind. If he saw tyre smoke suggesting a lock of rear or 1 caliper dragging .

my car is very easy to step out on downshift with engine braking rear wheels so this may have caused it.

ive started to over analyse now and cant remember what actually happened. Did i shift down to 3rd or stay in 4th.
Important to learn from it and if a car issue sort it but i was on the limit and think i pushed over that limit.

i definetely broke harder than before.

Once it fixed get it on a airfield and try and replicate scenario.

car wise. Apart from chassis every else looks ok. Wheels true. Wishbone undamaged.

wheels will be put on balancer to check.etc.but doing some research chassis plans are readily available with all dimension etc....its just a case of research at mo to wether i do my self or farm it out.
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 09:23:16 AM
Tyre wear on front even. Tyre wear on rear more on outer edges as only running .5 degrees camber due live axle.
Car felt sweet though turn in no adjustments.

The more i think about the more my head hurts! Lol.

need 1 of those brake throttle G Meters like in formula 1!
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Post by: clive on July 13, 2014, 11:12:22 AM
Hi John,

Looks like it just caught you out, as  your actually on the turn in on the final gear change down and I would say that with such a light car it was enough to unsettle the rear, stall the back wheels  and around you sadly go:eek:.

It would also be like having too much rear brake bias and braking hard in a bend, this would give the same style effect.

To take on board the comments above, yes if you had more rear downforce this probably would have let you get away with it

By the point you have changed down with the car turning in I am normally looking at tweeking the throttle to push me through that  chicane, in other words I have changed down a gear while straight and be looking at being back on the throttle as I turn in.

I will say, I feel for Coombe diff gearing needs to right to get you all around the circuit any where near properly

Hope this makes sense and helps

Really hope this helps
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 11:35:47 AM
Thanks Clive for taking time to look when you have your own problems and others for there inputs.

I felt that the smaller circuference wheels suited the gearing i was pulling 5th on 3 occasions but axle got to come out anyway so makes sense to overhaul and go 4.7 once out.

Decisions decisions . Think thats it for a few months.

Funds are a little low need a month to recuperate.

WESTORY. 2.0 SOON!
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 02:43:09 PM
Ive found the cause! levelled front on stands and started stringing rear end and it was obvious that rear ride height had altered.

Rear ns shock. spring collar has come undone 10mm. so off side higher and when went for grip on that ns wheel....Not a lot of contact patch!

These shocks use 1 collar and interference fit so riding the kerbs has loosened it.....

happy that i found the problem. Ill not post anything else til ive done some more fact finding.
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 04:46:47 PM
:confused:
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-13162526_zps719a8263.jpg)

single collar no other locking ring. and no grub screw????:2Mad:xconfused

this had wound down by itself lowering the car this side so was probably :censored::censored::censored::censored:ed this wheel hence the sudden over steer and loss of control.
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Post by: kiwimazda on July 13, 2014, 05:53:28 PM
That is weird. Should be able to get another collar from a supplier. AVO have a nylon grub screw in them which I think is pants. Should always have twin collar really.
What make are the dampers?
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 06:15:36 PM
Not gonna say atmo....images ive seen on net have a grub screw in them!  All 4 of mine dont.
 
Had geo done thursday ride height was not altered as i already set and guy said spot on.

Happy that now not driver error but rest assured i will be making a phonecall tomoz.
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Post by: re japi on July 13, 2014, 06:37:52 PM
Good news that you found the reason.

But this way drivers learn, making mistake, analyse it, and move forward.

Btw, you should move your camera, so you can see your hands and feets ;)
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Yes ! vindicated myself ! But a bit angry as ill get fobbed off no doubt.

need to find out whether supposed to have grub screw and manufacturing fault or its an interference fit. The other 3 have not moved this has moved 10mm effectively lifting wheel further off tarmac. With such a stiff chassis i expect it prob lifted off completely.

Missed it yesterday as looking at front end only noticed when i lifted rear end.

Phonecalls tomorrow! These are widely used on Westfields and a respected brand and there still under guarantee!
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Post by: shaunwil on July 13, 2014, 06:54:33 PM
Is it worth getting some alloy tube spacers turned up once you happy with the height ? Will completely stop the nut from loosening itself off then. Surprised they only use one, will always work itself loose, would have thought the grub screw would mess the thread up and make it really hard to adjust at a later time.

Shaun
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 07:21:07 PM
I got make some calls tomoz the more i think about it the angrier i am getting and thats just not me glass half full kinda guy!  I think i got of lightly the outcome could have been far worse if it happened at folly in 5th gear i think the car would have been obliterated.

Off to wash the R3 and think about summit else!

thanks guys just need a distraction!
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Post by: boosted on July 13, 2014, 09:30:28 PM
Soz about that back on even keel now!
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Post by: Smiffers on July 14, 2014, 08:38:26 AM
Sorry to hear about the bad luck - If you need any help getting it back together then just let me know.

Jon
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Post by: boosted on July 14, 2014, 09:24:02 AM
Thanks mate.

Spoke to shock/spring supplier and not the cause of the accident due to low poundage spring fitted would not have made a difference!:confused::2Mad:eek:

so its ok to run around with different ride heights on your axles everybody!

Told fluids on track/ caliper drag brake balance all the things i was expecting !

All off above would have been exaggerated by wheel higher 1 side than the other!
statements from supplier...
collar come undone is unheard off ! mustve not been preloaded! which it was 55mm of thread as the os which has not moved !.

So its chalk it up to experience and move on repair and start again!

Think thats all folks for this year.

Westory 2.0
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Post by: re japi on July 14, 2014, 05:06:38 PM
Quote from: boosted;881012
I got make some calls tomoz the more i think about it the angrier i am getting and thats just not me glass half full kinda guy!  I think i got of lightly the outcome could have been far worse if it happened at folly in 5th gear i think the car would have been obliterated.


Lol
But you have to remember that car is new, there is and will be something to fix. And you are doing good progress, car (and you) allready showed some seriuos speed.

Ofcourse they will say that it is not their fault! But the truth is that you accident were probably gaused by many things. Only reason that was found is that shock and spring... Still I have been wondering about that coolant thing...

"if you never hit anything, spin or go out of track, you are not going fast enough!" quoting my dad... :driving

You are doing good job, keep it up! :King
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Post by: boosted on July 14, 2014, 06:18:21 PM
Cheers mate,

Got some jobs on other cars to complete and then its engine and box out should not take too long . Not worried about a few battle scars on bodywork. Go not show!

shocks will have locking collars.

and a little wing on the back !
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 11:56:42 AM
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Got some holiday and waiting on my welder buddy for some other work andfound myself twiddying my thumbs 1 thing led to another .....
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 11:57:21 AM
should be out by end of day and then get this chassis repair sorted!
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 11:59:04 AM
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banana !
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-16151517_zps9e52ed7e.jpg)

so easy to get out very easy access!
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 03:34:22 PM
fast and faster
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Post by: PaulChater on July 16, 2014, 05:01:33 PM
I recognise that seat....:)
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 05:28:38 PM
Had 20 min snooze init yesterday!
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Post by: re japi on July 16, 2014, 05:34:09 PM
You have spare engine? Is that stock?
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Post by: boosted on July 16, 2014, 07:05:02 PM
Thats the 1 which car came with..standard still good. Gets turned and all drained of coolant and regular shots of oil in sparky holes..i bought a blown 1 on ebay that then went to Carl.
easy way of getting lots of spares.
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Post by: boosted on July 17, 2014, 08:16:27 PM
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view from Pauls fd seat! so comfy. Waiting on welder again so got box out and then a little snooze!

Porta power Tuesday...relaxed the front suspension. might be back running sooner that i thought.
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2014, 12:38:13 PM
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pretty straight now. x3 relieving cuts and pushed back out. Got some bushes to change and then to geo for final tweaks.

Made a big decision for no more racing ( lol 1) for this year season nearly over.
 Axle is being removed and rebuilt. new bushes all round axle tube mounts rewelded with correct alignment and then get it ready for a full season assault next year.
possible piggy back adaptronic for a bit more power etc.
 Gives the bank account chance to recover.
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Post by: kiwimazda on July 22, 2014, 12:41:38 PM
Good work. Please to see its straight
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Post by: kiwimazda on July 22, 2014, 12:44:00 PM
How do you like the 2.2 rack
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Post by: HaywardRotary on July 22, 2014, 12:54:53 PM
Quote from: boosted;881322
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pretty straight now. x3 relieving cuts and pushed back out. Got some bushes to change and then to geo for final tweaks.

Made a big decision for no more racing ( lol 1) for this year season nearly over.
 Axle is being removed and rebuilt. new bushes all round axle tube mounts rewelded with correct alignment and then get it ready for a full season assault next year.
possible piggy back adaptronic for a bit more power etc.
 Gives the bank account chance to recover.


Adaptronic will not give more power Jon.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 22, 2014, 01:01:40 PM
ok Carl that saves me a few pennies! it was flyin! aero geo and wider rear wheels!
Electric water pump ? should free up some ponies?
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2014, 01:06:32 PM
Quote from: kiwimazda;881325
How do you like the 2.2 rack


cant compare with others as this is the only 1 tried but no issues turns lovely no workout at all! Not keen on flat bottom steering wheel but just cross arms now! Was a bit wierd when i first got it running out of steering wheel! :Giggle
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2014, 05:29:32 PM
Right head hurt time been messing about with online diff calculators and by my maths a 4.7 diff will limit my top speed to 120mph but make for rapid acceleration....

stock r3 with 4.7 diff top speed is 146mph but rolling 19s with a wheel diameter of 26 inches.

Westfield is on 13" wheels with 21.5"

so 146 / 26 equals 5.61

so 5.6 X 21.5 equals 120.7 mph

which means im goona top out 1 or twice defo up to avon rise i\'m gonna run out of gears.

by tweaking diff calculator i think i need a 4.4
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Post by: boosted on September 10, 2014, 02:34:09 PM
Well been quiet for a bit! for me!

been busy elsewhere and been flip flopping decisions to take....

Well decisions made the only way to get it nearer to the front is to independent suspension the rear end to smooth out coombes uneven surfaces and give the slicks the camber they need....

was gonna get another chassis but that meant the front would need to be cut n shut again so doing a live axle to IRS conversion....kitcar forums say its a lot of work for little gain.....I only want a little gain!

Car is off for geo for the front end 22nd and as long as that all good then the conversion will take place!

rear track is going to be widened same as front and plan at paper stage is to MX5 the rear end. My welder buddy is well on the case with drawings and measurement etc.

he\'s helping me and to return the favour im gonna help him rx8 power his mgb !

may change my mind again but hey its out there now!
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Post by: boosted on September 22, 2014, 01:40:07 PM
Car back from geo......all good!
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Post by: re japi on September 23, 2014, 05:45:34 AM
Good!!!! :)
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Post by: Casey on September 23, 2014, 12:42:12 PM
:Party:Party:Party:):):)
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Post by: boosted on September 23, 2014, 06:10:10 PM
Cheers Guys. got some welding for a mate todo then bolt it all back together!
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Post by: boosted on September 30, 2014, 01:32:31 PM
Where taking the rolling chassis to a Westfield repair specialist for a 2nd impartial opinion and check over before building back up. Its got to be right.
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:02:56 PM
Well....my mojo\'s back! Got to be honest nearly removed my loom and stuck the thing on ebay highest bidder wins but after 2 months of sticking the car in the trailer outta sight and trip to Castle Combe my desire to race is back!

after my crash which came at the worst time with funds low and the nature of the crash being " what the feck happened there"....live axle? shock spring etc and sheds loads of internet searching live axle versus irs!

any way i think the backend of my car has has been bodged by a previous owner and now will commence a full rebuild. so stripped the axle out today and unearthed a few horrors that have comfirmed that theory. looks like we\'ve been steering from the rear!

was gonna convert to irs but so much work and as i keep reading a properly set up live is no compromise on track!

pictures tell the story...
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-10-08153237_zps71df7119.jpg)
chassis suspension mount broke off undoing bolt!
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:03:50 PM
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10 bushes to change! and collars on shockers locked
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:04:43 PM
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uj been hitting tunnel
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:06:03 PM
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bolt sawing through chassis mount!!!!
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:09:16 PM
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prop out...actually fills nice but a 4.4 cwp going in there for some aggressive acceleration!

chassis mounts to be cut off and new fitted!

big order with Westfield placed today.
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Post by: Casey on October 08, 2014, 05:10:54 PM
Glad to hear you are sticking with it Jon, and good to see you\'ve uncovered some issues which had lain hidden from view. Hopefully fairly easy to fix and will restore your confidence in the car when done.
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Post by: boosted on October 08, 2014, 05:17:26 PM
cheers mate....thats what id lost the confidence in it should\'ve done the rear end last year but ran out of time. When baring all the links no play found but looks like the extra G\'s with slicks it was moving about!

it will be done properly now. ive bought all the correct bolts from Westfield as well! ker\'ching!
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Post by: re japi on October 09, 2014, 05:47:38 AM
Seems like pulling that diff off was good idea. Lots of damage on mounts allready. :/ How long they have been on car, without service?

Btw, what diff is that, s2?
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Post by: boosted on October 09, 2014, 03:50:33 PM
Yep ! was on last years to do list.

English live axle from mk2 escort. 4.1 cwp. trans x plate lsd.
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Post by: re japi on October 10, 2014, 05:32:26 AM
lol

Ok, I see it now. Just took a better look at it ;)
Swap FB´s rear on it. ;)
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Post by: boosted on October 11, 2014, 07:33:26 PM
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diy laser alignment lol...took me 30 mins to clamp and set up and then i nudged it lol!
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Post by: re japi on October 11, 2014, 08:17:08 PM
You should weld reinforcements to it. Those diffs bends under heavy load. But be carefull when welding, it can bend from heat. :)
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Post by: boosted on October 12, 2014, 07:47:03 PM
yep if it goes back in will be turreted! still seesaw \'ing wether to irs it!
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Post by: boosted on November 09, 2014, 05:24:55 PM
:Grrr:censored::censored:raaaa:censored::Hammer:Hammer:Grrr

all set to take chassis to middlewich tomoz and the Shogun has decided to wee itself! power steering pipe split and emptied the lot all over engine bay! all stripped apart hopefully i can get the part tomoz else waste of a day off.:Hammer

Sundays are a pain cant get parts!:censored:
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 09, 2014, 06:03:02 PM
:Hammer:Hammer:Hammer bad luck Jon, hope you get it fixed quickly tomorrow :(
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Post by: boosted on November 09, 2014, 06:49:24 PM
Will be at pirtek for 8am hopefully they can make 1 its a solid pipe with a flare on 1 end but some strange  end with o ring on the other so not holding up much hope...prob main dealer tbh but will try.

Race malarky does try 1s patience !
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Post by: shaunwil on November 09, 2014, 09:42:37 PM
Eurocar parts are open on a sunday (bit late for that though !)

Shaun
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Post by: boosted on November 09, 2014, 09:51:44 PM
Tried them and even went to halfords ! Lol.
if cant get part tomoz ill hire a van.
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Post by: boosted on November 10, 2014, 08:58:44 AM
Pirtek never seen that fitting before....part coming in from mitsi tomoz....day off...oh what to do with myself.
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Post by: rote8 on November 10, 2014, 09:17:49 AM
You could always work your way through cleaning each of your cars in turn. :Laugh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 10, 2014, 10:27:22 AM
Yep...just jetwashed the shogun....and driveway. Was tad slippery. My 8 next for bath.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 10, 2014, 05:12:00 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-11-10160958_zps5d1e3b94.jpg)
confirmed its a trans X and 4.1
had a play with diff? very small amount of backlash say 0.5mm all gears/ bearings look good no swarf in oil what am i looking for?
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 12, 2014, 08:44:47 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-11-12074218_zps2158e045.jpg)

defo the lowest ebb of race car ownership this morning. raining, on my own how the freck i gonna get this on there!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 12, 2014, 08:46:37 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-11-12083106_zpsd7eb08c9.jpg)

but we done it...off to Cheshire woo hoo!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 12, 2014, 05:59:46 PM
Home all dropped off played the spot the rotary game on my 9 hr round trip....thought i see a few rx8s...but alas zero....but 2 fds.....1 in his Workshop and 1 pulling out of my local trading est. 3 mins from home..Bizarre! defo thinks us rotor heads are a dying breed!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 13, 2014, 04:12:03 AM
Quote from: boosted;884018
 defo thinks us rotor heads are a dying breed!


Ya, seems like it! Nowadays everybody is watching fuel economy and reability on their cars. :)

As I said t you in RS11, I´m a Audi fanatic, and I love Beemers too. But I really dont want to put all my money into fuel and parts. So I drive a Toyota ;) :D
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2014, 04:16:33 PM
Steve the chassis guy said too far gone. Its scrap....no rash decisions decisions bit of pondering....prob look for a new chassis.   Was a blast  ill be back !
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: rote8 on November 21, 2014, 05:01:41 PM
What a damned shame. The Westory is dead. Long live the Westory. ;):Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2014, 05:10:03 PM
Quote from: rote8;884241
What a damned shame. The Westory is dead. Long live the Westory. ;):Thumbs-up



Lol:Giggle

hunt for a SEi chassis is on....Steve said he reckons there was prior damage in the chassis already as well...been on the jig its all over the place and not pulling out.

glad i didnt send that diff away now!

the fire phoenix will rise from the ashes but not sure what at mo!:Hammer
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2014, 05:25:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo28klUXd6k
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 21, 2014, 05:58:23 PM
:(:(:( Sad to hear Westory is no more, but pleased to hear you are already looking at the next step - :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2014, 06:08:15 PM
yep....hope my ppi payout is a bigone!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 22, 2014, 12:41:36 PM
Wow, just noticed this thread has had over 10,000 views. Nice one Jon :Thumbs-up
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 22, 2014, 03:47:49 PM
off to pick up the chassis tomoz.......slight glimmer of hope....a mate looks after a v8 westy for a hill climber friend of his and he repaired that chassis when everybody else said no....he said he will take a look. with that car he made lots of measurements and tack welded a piece of box section down the centre line of the chassis and moved everything to suit .i.e all suspension point/pickups being equal ...he said there not square from the factory as that owner bought a brand new chassis and he took measurements from that!!!:eek

its a glimmer of hope my chassis is no longer made so finding 1 will be hard and all my panels etc dont fit the newer models.

Theres a rolling chassis on ebay which is an option as gives me spares and a far few bits to sell on...its a lot of cash though and my RX8 may have togo to fund this option.

hes goona pop round in the week for a look see so maybe just maybe a Frankenstein Westory is poss!

all positive though watching my vid is inspiration enough. just wish i was a bit more handy at welding and fabrication....not my forte!:Giggle
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: shaunwil on November 22, 2014, 07:37:08 PM
If it doesn\'t work out would it worth talking to the guy thats doing the Fiat 600 project and find out who did the chassis work.

Really bad if the chassis isn\'t right coming out of the factory, is it adjustable to be right or is it just a really bad engineering comapny that fabricates it ?

Shaun
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 22, 2014, 08:03:49 PM
On a brand new chassis from front suspension bracket to rear there was 3.5mm difference...there must be a tolerance and this can be adjusted out with track control arms etc.
 My car at present has a 15mm difference left to right wheel base!!!  Guy explained that 2 to 3mm out at chassis suspension is more like 10 to 15 at centre of wheel! I just hope he can work his majic. As long as its square should go straight!
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 23, 2014, 07:19:56 PM
Right got it back...long boring day on the motorway.

Front end bent left and right top and bottom rails a bit like someone with a crooked nose. So nothing to push / pull against so cutting out and welding in new last option.
What ever happens aint giving up...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on November 23, 2014, 09:27:41 PM
Quote from: boosted;884295

What ever happens aint giving up...


I know you will get there and it will be quicker than ever:3gears-rh
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: HaywardRotary on November 24, 2014, 07:59:14 AM
Jon,
if you talk to Westfield maybe they have the jig still and can build a front end for that chassis if it is cut off and replaced?
Might just worth an ask....
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2014, 12:49:57 PM
Sending them photos of the chassis.
Chap coming sat and a unfinished project on ebay with independent rear suspension.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: jinx on November 24, 2014, 07:58:57 PM
Many years ago I shovelled the remains of my brother\'s FF Dulon into boxes and dumped the large lumps on the trailer.  We didn\'t care much - he was in Northampton General with a broken neck.

Not only did the brother make a full recovery but the Dulon wreckage went off to a temporarily carless friend.  He found another and measured it, went home, identified the undamaged tubes - straightened others and then cut out and replaced the worst ones with \'bulkheads\' bolted to an iron frame made from a Victorian bedstead. Proper engineering!  

The following year he won the BRSCC pre74 FF championship in that car.

Never say die. Best of Luck.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2014, 11:22:05 PM
Cheers mate, yep sunday morning is angle grinder day! Lol
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2014, 11:26:06 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-11-24105333_zps865bdda2.jpg)
these to show it square on top rails both bent over.
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2014, 11:26:45 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-11-24105410_zpsfcac6e94.jpg)
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 24, 2014, 11:28:47 PM
Cut both top rails out and replace see if bottom rails will pull back. triangulation to stiffen. fingers crossed. sparks are gonna fly!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2014, 10:13:08 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-07-11110724_zps0af85efe.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 30, 2014, 10:15:15 AM
me dum dum....how do i post piccys in here now! lol!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 30, 2014, 11:15:32 AM
Dead easy Jon, click on "modify" on the post a couple of threads up, where I've corrected your post so it works. You were nearly there  :)

Easiest way is click on the "Insert Image button (next to "YouTube" button") and insert link in between the URL tags - viola!

And well done, I see you've added a button to your Youtube page already  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 05:54:02 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-09153307_zps60263bd3.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 05:54:38 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-09153249_zpsab986043.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 05:55:38 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-09155710_zpsf713e0d5.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 06:02:11 PM
wheel base now 2 mm out not 15mm...happy to track that back in....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-06153452_zps1e076dbc.jpg)

rear TCA all goona be adjustable and panhard rod.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 06:04:12 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-09164922_zps62adcd6d.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 09, 2014, 06:06:31 PM
many many measurements before and after pulled it back over 10mm.

Pretty happy square. boottom wishbone mount to be ground off and new fabricated along with all 6 on rear.

No specialists used just some good mates ;D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 22, 2014, 04:31:18 PM
Another little update,

Hoping all going well back together end of Jan....

Rear TCAs have been done...mate is fabricating all new suspension pickups over xmas break in his shed.

Ive been repairing body work with fibre glass and filler and manage to save my seat again with fibreglass.

Found a twisted halfshaft in the axle and have a new pair with new bearings put aside.

swap out to diff ratio after an airfield track day just to make sure ok.

Bank account is healthy again no decision yet on whether to race 2015 considering a year of trackdays to learn it!

distinct lack of tracktime 2014 want 2015 to be a year of me an my rotary rocket on track .

ive just gotta remember how it all goes back together.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2014, 09:11:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-29172247_zps932346fa.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2014, 09:12:59 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-29173154_zps285b2094.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2014, 09:13:53 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-29172113_zps879ee4b9.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2014, 09:15:18 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2014-12-29172106_zps109c9201.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 29, 2014, 09:18:11 PM
right turned the corner all suspension pick up mounts on rear cut off and new welded up. front similiar and braced under chassis....its now clean chassis and paint to protect and start the build back up !

...and then we can go see flirt with disaster again!  >:D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 30, 2014, 03:59:10 AM
Looking good, Jon :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jinx on December 30, 2014, 10:30:09 AM
A pleasing full stop to the old year and positive new paragraph for the coming one.  Really good to see you fixed it rather than yield to the professional 'reject/replace' advice. It's pushed "Learn to weld" back up my bucket-list ladder several rungs.

Best wishes for uneventful flirting in '15.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 30, 2014, 04:36:38 PM
cheers guys very confident chassis is good to go again.....need to finish these nighshifts off and get out in garage....looking for 1 of those oldskool calor gas heaters to take the edge of the cold in the garage! ::)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 31, 2014, 10:02:17 AM
Great progress there Jon  :sign0098:

Wishing you a successful New Year on track with the "Phoenix"  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 31, 2014, 02:30:59 PM
Thanks Casey Happy New Year to you!
this years certainly been a roller coaster ride with this car. This build thread with encouragement from you guys and Clives determination with his own race car have kept me going.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 02, 2015, 06:39:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-02172653_zps3000c6ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 02, 2015, 06:42:02 PM
Happy days! suspension built back up. Axle re-assembled chassis all painted up. rad back in. Rollin chassis by weekend end. O0
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 03, 2015, 04:32:24 AM
Awesome! :D

When is shakeup day/race?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2015, 09:49:38 AM
First local airfield track day in march but im in OZ then so unsure.....but i kept her road legal so can take down the local trading estate for a run up.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2015, 03:43:14 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-03131341_zps4423d1a2.jpg)

axle has stopped play...still toeing out. need some more welds on front of tube to pull it round.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2015, 03:10:02 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-11121218_zpsd732db81.jpg)
slow progress lots on else where but managed to get axle in today
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 14, 2015, 05:20:51 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-14170254_zpsfd324a2f.jpg)

picked up the most important parts 2day locking collars for the shocks.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2015, 06:24:33 PM
little update.....took the night off last night and made some great uninterrupted progress.

gearbox in tomoz first thing.....then engine!  O0
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 23, 2015, 06:32:54 PM
Sounds like you are making steady progress there Jon  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 23, 2015, 06:55:15 PM
2 clear days and done but you no how it is summit always pops up to divert you attentions elsewhere.

did have 1 interruption had a cheeky bid on an rx8 and won! oops! not sure what im gonna do with it!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2015, 12:41:03 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-24123510_zpsf5cb8107.jpg)

soz looks like same old photos but i assure you this was taken 5 mins ago....

Engine is back in! repair Milestone today!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2015, 06:12:09 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-24175643_zpscc604a0c.jpg)

all back together.....need me some coils. :-X
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2015, 06:15:49 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-24175701_zpsc8bee070.jpg)


the only 13b renesis bridgeported 231 Westfield se is rising from ashes.....got that lovely electrical whine and clatter from the shutters on electrical test!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 24, 2015, 06:18:36 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-01-24175942_zps745a0fb3.jpg)

better stay outta the tyres this time..... ??? :P ::) :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'( >:D ^-^ :)) :eek: :)

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2015, 12:19:23 PM
Well got some old coils and leads on there...but battery turning engine over slowly so on charge after a deflood....knew id forgot to do summit last night.
Once she is running ill be a happy bunny.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2015, 12:57:55 PM
Running...woohoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: shaunwil on January 25, 2015, 01:42:24 PM
Awesome :)

Shaun
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 25, 2015, 02:43:05 PM
 :wee_hee:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2015, 03:12:41 PM
No leaks. No codes. Revs fine. Heat cycled all good happy bunny....lost the revs readout atmo but my  idle sweet now i wire the gearbox neutral switch back.
Still so bits todo....need a new rack its got a notch in it and some spacers for the calipers.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 25, 2015, 06:09:48 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTyNPsBbL-4
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 26, 2015, 04:38:02 PM
 :wee_hee:

awesome, good job mate!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 26, 2015, 06:14:41 PM
Cheers guys....not out the woods yet but i think its good to do again....hopefully better with fully adjustable rear end and all new bushes.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2015, 07:39:24 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-07163645_zpsb0bd44dc.jpg)

found some time today and got my new air filter on its mahoosive and with neutral switch back in idle is superb.

spent 2 hours chasing my tail trying to fathom out why my rpm readout is saying 00000.....cut the insulation of my loom continuity tests all good no wiring fault found. re-earthed nothing stumped on that 1 at mo possibly the digi dash.

and measure twice cut once  ::) my spacers i made on the works lathe for the calipers are still too wide so could'nt get the brakes on.  doh!

the longer its being built up less chance of binning it :))

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 13, 2015, 06:50:12 PM
Wheely good day 8) wheels are on.(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-13162859_zps5810f8e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on February 13, 2015, 10:14:04 PM
Good to see it up on its feet again  :whoo:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 14, 2015, 03:43:41 AM
 :Woot_Emoticon:

Ready for shakedown?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 03:07:52 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-15144335_zps8adf10f7.jpg)

panels all line up on old holes yay! and new filter looks the bizz.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 04:27:17 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-15161206_zps33f76ba2.jpg)

and cant see it from drivers view now so well happy.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 04:32:43 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-15160326_zps9574e4ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 15, 2015, 05:00:04 PM
Well holy crap haven't you been busy!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 05:14:15 PM
Been a roller coaster ride!  :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 15, 2015, 05:17:25 PM
So what are you going to do now? Build up your car skill with the car before going balls out?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 05:36:38 PM
yep!  airfield circuit Hullavington for shake down and actually enjoy my car although i feel there was mechanical reason for crash i need to learn to drive it on the limit and coombe with naff all run off is not the place. fancy broadening my horizons and trying some more tracks this year.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 15, 2015, 05:43:53 PM
Good job mate.  :c029:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 05:56:47 PM
Cheers mate aint gonna get on track til april but happy with progress...stress free this time !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 15, 2015, 09:43:44 PM
Best way bud, last thing you want is to be rebuilding a car over and over instead of enjoying driving it.

If you want to build things then scale models is probably cheaper:D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2015, 10:08:34 PM
Yeah enjoy this year with it and see about racing next. Defo racing again absolute adrenalin ride and night n day diff to a track day. Was looking at the mx5 challenge.....cheap racing but not rotor. Need a rotory series!  Gotta learn this car and still aiming for a 1.16 round combe!  got close.....reckon diff swap will do....need to top it out somewhere with gps so i can do a decent calc! Lol

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2015, 05:11:46 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-02-28%2015.57.01_zpsq9781llr.jpg)

blast round the block all good and a bath ... woohoo
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 28, 2015, 05:30:08 PM
 :wee_hee:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jinx on February 28, 2015, 06:18:12 PM
Well, that's brightened a dull day.
Nice to see it is fully back in the land of the living.
Time for a pat on the back and a smug laugh at those whose dire predictions you ignored and proved wrong-headed.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 28, 2015, 06:39:08 PM
Thanks guys...... Big thanks to my welder buddy Nick and his side kick Steve the machinist....there both my workmates too. They both did a cracking job!

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 28, 2015, 09:22:10 PM
Well done mate, back to enjoying it the way you should
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2015, 09:05:02 AM
Well im in Oz atmo but what a day.....out in melbourne in the hire car and see a red fb! Then a sparkling black r3 just like the wifes drives by and 10 mins after that a face lift rx7 fd in bright blue with graphite rotas on. ....getting some xxxx gold on foot and silver s1 8 outside offy! 4 rotor genarations in space of a few hours....plus i seen an r31 skyline....so many nice old cars here! On tapatalk so not sure how to start a new thread.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Mazdarotaryparts on March 17, 2015, 09:49:48 AM
Rainy nasty day here, pictures will cheer us up  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on March 17, 2015, 11:13:07 AM
I second that, miserable grey skies here at the moment, we need pictures  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 17, 2015, 11:19:06 AM
See what i see tomoz...just on tapatalk so limited posting. Ill get some photos.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 17, 2015, 12:02:52 PM
Ya, pics would made me happier too.

Just managed to get to work . Then some delivery lorry drived pisses me off. I did a little "talk" with him. ;) Now im coolling off...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 23, 2015, 02:35:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-03-13%2013.41.52_zps3rcrk2i1.jpg)

sods law seen no more rotarys but heres" a man eating crocodile"..... :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on March 24, 2015, 02:19:10 AM
Hungry dude. :sign0137:

Is that Aussie style lunchbrake?  ;D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2015, 12:04:10 PM
Interesting :P.....WRDA only apply a 1.4 co-eff for a NA rotary.....Need me a trip to Pembrey!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 05, 2015, 12:37:03 PM
i lent someone my rivet gun b4 hols and a i cant remember who and b they aint brought it back.....cant finish my car so ill have to go to halfrauds and buy another....not lending kit out anymore! :angry5:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 05, 2015, 07:13:42 PM
Ready for alignment.  Then some re running in on road .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:21:11 AM
Re running in?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 09:34:16 AM
The car bud not the engine...road test shouldve put...off to combe to spectate and see the new surface and solar farm in the middle .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:37:56 AM
Ah, haven't got my 8 yet:-(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 09:38:32 AM
Whats happening still being built?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:39:33 AM
Hell knows. I was told 2-3 weeks but it's more like 6 now. Waiting for private reg to be swapped back to normal etc
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:41:27 AM
I did want it for this bank holiday as was told it be ready for the end of this month so I could go run it in whilst gf was away on a hen do but no such luck
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 09:45:00 AM
Anytime now then.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:54:10 AM
Fingers crossed but I can't go during the week now due to
Bank holidays!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 09:56:37 AM
Frustrating i know but worth the wait.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 09:57:29 AM
Yeh I know. Just want something exciting to drive on the weekends and quickly as I got to run it in first. Before the rain comes back again
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 03:15:14 PM
No more bumps at combe....smooth as a babys bum.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 03:20:01 PM
Have they added any more bends??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 06:22:30 PM
still same layout chatting to a racer and smooth as silk now...plus they taken some height outta avonrise it no longer got the bomb hole on the crest.....gotta go back....along as my car straight good to go again. gotta doit! 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 06:31:45 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-06%2014.33.01_zps3qupmifs.jpg)

look at this really smooth....section of tyres missing i hit! tyre wall didnt survive then.... :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 06:33:32 PM
From videos I have see. There's not many twisties, just high speed bends?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2015, 06:33:49 PM
Don't think I will ever visit there, it's just too far
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Post by: boosted on April 06, 2015, 06:36:28 PM
fast flowing circuit i really like it and its on my doorstep and can only compare it to airfield circuits.
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Post by: boosted on April 07, 2015, 06:20:12 PM
All set for alignment tomoz...quietly confident just measured my wheelbase and 1mm diff...woohoo...ive set it all up tape measure string and bluster....lets see how close i am tomoz....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2015, 04:00:47 PM
All good....all in the green....back end perfect now slight toe in...front took some camber off and tracked...been for a drive be jesus quick as. Still shakin.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 08, 2015, 04:03:53 PM
Lol... Jon, you should know, we need vids ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2015, 04:47:13 PM
Ill get a vid a weekend....scared the crap outta myself tbh....bit like when i crashed my motorbike took a bit of time to get to get my mojo back.....forgot how brutal it is.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2015, 08:58:07 PM
week friday booked a trackday.....local airfield for a blast !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 09, 2015, 07:00:32 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-09%2017.23.55_zpsap1lwx8g.jpg)

had a go at wrapping my damaged arch....what a mess! frikin impossible
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 09, 2015, 07:03:06 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-09%2017.35.28_zpsls2redxu.jpg)

final result ....errghhh! oh well staying for more....better than filler n fibre....10 paces car
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 09, 2015, 07:05:34 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-09%2018.08.24_zpsd5ux0oas.jpg)

ready for some on road shaking down.  ill get paint etc at end of year if still in 1 piece....time to enjoy. mechanically i think its the best its ever been and thats what counts in my head!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 11, 2015, 06:34:06 PM
out for an hour today shakin down and then 10 mins blasting up n down the trading est. all good to go. feels planted  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 11, 2015, 06:37:27 PM
 :wee_hee:
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Post by: clive on April 11, 2015, 06:50:02 PM
Excellent news, good luck out there
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Post by: Casey on April 12, 2015, 06:43:39 PM
Looking great Jon. Eager to hear your feedback from the trackday  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 12:46:08 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-15%2012.07.11_zpstxze7fu3.jpg)

ohhh la laaa!

new 2.4 rack going in old 1 ropey as. putting my unpaid holiday whilst working notice to good use :P

bloody digi dash pack up again...gotta send unit back for repair so friday gonna be rpm blind....bought a defi gauge of ebay in a hurry but old skool neg trigger so dont work...that'll teach me for being cheap....got 1 of them obd wifi things coming so hopefully use my phone as rpm gauge. too late to get a new 1 now and im tight there uber expensive.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 01:28:29 PM
Steering like silk....smooth as...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 03:42:42 PM
Steering lush.....shame about leak half shaft.....in bits again......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 15, 2015, 04:50:58 PM
One problem solved and another one to fix eh? - well done though, great progress since the "incident"  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 06:43:51 PM
Yep!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 08:01:39 PM
Hurrah....no leak ! Been nailing it and all seems good atmo....yippee.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 15, 2015, 09:59:55 PM
 :whoo: :djparty:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2015, 10:04:46 PM
Old unbent half shaft in there....done the trick...think good to go.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2015, 10:45:51 AM
£4.74. Obd wifi gizmo...turned me phone into a scanner and more importantly i have an rpm gauge.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 16, 2015, 02:44:15 PM
Yep Cinderella off to ball.....gagging for a trackday!  :blob5: :blob5: :blob5: :blob5: :headbang:   
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2015, 12:40:31 PM
All good at lunchtime....
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Post by: boosted on April 17, 2015, 02:04:32 PM
Go poo.....batterys flat despite 12 hr charge.. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2015, 06:14:59 PM
Just got home....no issues....may have some vid.....car was flyin....frikin enjoyed that 60 litres of fuel gone!  Thats 2 and half tanks full in the westy......flames aplenty!   
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 17, 2015, 08:50:48 PM
Got some vid on mini dvr not the best quality and 2 laps on the go pro....do like airfield circuits great for sliding about
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2015, 06:18:18 AM
 :sign0098: Awesome

And car looks really good :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 07:14:45 AM
Very sore today just struggled to walk down the stairs......lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 10:09:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Hlqh4fITwI

cant get the youtube link to fast forward to 3.20.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 10:22:13 AM
last 2 laps off day at 4.40pm just needed to go out again!....just a short blast as only just came back in from 6 laps so car hot.  I have some on an old cam but poor quality and horrible sound....but lots of overtakes. no body overtook me in afternoon once i spent the morning learning the track.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2015, 10:46:49 AM
 :00123102:

You know, you really should use more clothes in open car, especially around your neck ;)

But, really looks good, goes hard. Maybe you should move camera, little bit forward and left if possible...

Did you check and serviced your diff?

I really would love to know how Carl did that bridge port. Cause everybody says that it is useless in renesis and cant be done and so on... Anyhoo, seems that your engine is working nice ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 18, 2015, 11:02:33 AM
Carl's bridges work and I can't wait to pick my bridge rx8 up
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 11:08:40 AM
I got a full racesuit but you know only an airfield day so didnt wanna look like a wannabe....plus dirty old clothes so can work on it. All the issues ive had have been on chassis not the fact that it has a rotary init. Couple of 7 type cars there with 200 bhp and mine was quicker! A race prepped 370 bhp z3m that was quick....i caught and passed....he came looking for me to say "nobody on these days for a while has caught me what the hell in that" 
Diff  new half shafts and bearings and fluid change....did not wanna spend on cwp and rebuild til i knew chassis alright. 4.4 what it needs!
Bridgeport....last engine was quick this engine is fresh and defo quicker....dyno this year.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 11:14:08 AM
http://youtu.be/N21hyk7kjoE
soz old keyfob cam sound awful and camera placement awful...you know all last min dot com. gonna hook up a permanent supply for camera....no idea where wobbly head came from....all them G's :P

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 11:17:43 AM
first session after lunch with slicks on so first lap sighting and warming up. then rotor fury! 8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 18, 2015, 01:20:19 PM
Good to see your pace and handling were easily superior to the other "Caterham" style cars out there  :13:
Title: Re: Westory Prhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zikcf2BQGwcogress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 06:13:44 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zikcf2BQGwc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIVzLskfQ5Y

2 other clips.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 07:07:15 PM
Casey,

where the diary for the track days out with you guys this year?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 18, 2015, 07:35:08 PM
Subscribe to this thread for news of trackdays Jon, but I need to update it with a few new ones when I get the chance!

TRACKDAYS 2015 (http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=82556.0)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on April 18, 2015, 07:51:42 PM
Really really pleased for you, this is all excellent news  :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 07:52:11 PM
Cool...croft a possible.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 18, 2015, 07:53:22 PM
Thanks Guys....yesterday made it all worth it! Car was epic. And it took a hammering all day.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: batman on April 19, 2015, 08:00:45 AM
Buy yourself a drift cam bud and bin off that go pro I've used mine all day and eve on a tunnel run and it comes with a remote you wear like a watch so there's no mad dash to turn it on and run for your helmet lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 19, 2015, 10:14:21 AM
Buy yourself a drift cam bud and bin off that go pro I've used mine all day and eve on a tunnel run and it comes with a remote you wear like a watch so there's no mad dash to turn it on and run for your helmet lol

lol yes i ve seen them been doing some research.....problem is the wife bought me the go pro as an xmas pressie and they get sentimental about things like that....Ive got the wifi fob that what went flat and the cam so charged up of usb in car (never any good). ill be more organised camera ref next time it had been in the cupboard for 7 months.

 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 19, 2015, 10:24:50 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/19/113916068616119f1b7f0692d47863ee.jpg)
You want one if these for some crazy videos
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2015, 11:52:26 AM
Checked the car over this morning and a quick chat with Clive got a few little jobs. Half shafts are coming out again for the bearings retaining ring to tack welded to shaft as evident bearings on the move up the shaft! (thanks Clive saving a potential disaster). evidence of a minor weep of coolant on the top rad hose. hopefully just a replace an tighten off jubilee and a steering knuckle has come slightly loose despite nylocks and threadlock...not bad after a thorough thrashing. still buzzing....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2015, 11:29:45 PM
(https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ack-photo/BfPz3t96-1429526071-wiSSkAQl_watermarked.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 20, 2015, 11:32:01 PM
(https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ack-photo/eQhSxTzl-1429536534-4XNgx17p_watermarked.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2015, 04:43:16 AM
Does your right arm and elbow hit often to that rollgaces bar? :)

Btw, what kind of desibel levels you have with that exhaust system? And what exhaust header is that, custom made?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 08:45:09 AM
Its snug in there but none of my limbs bang into anything.....cramp in my right leg got me bad when running in and tunnel emits a fair bit of heat. That side bar is substantial.
Exhaust properly tested for track access 3/4 of maximum revs @7000 rpm 98dB . Its repackable as well. Headers are custom made by same company that made silencer set up. Its a 3 in 1 at the silencer.  Engine side of headers are heat wrap ill get zircotec coated at some point.  The exposed part get very hot and once youve burnt yourself once its enough to remember not to again lol!  Nice and quiet on tick over.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2015, 09:29:05 AM
Looks very snug fit. :) But isnt that heat problem with every similar Lotus type cars...?

Its actually quite impressive how quiet it is. 98db isnt bad. Expecially with so compact and light system
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 09:36:49 AM
Am very happy with exhaust. not cheap but defo fit for purpose...as you get older you want power without the noise!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 09:39:17 AM
Wear ear plugs if you want power without noise

When are you going to the dyno? Hopefully pick mine up Friday and get it dynod ASAP.

I read something the other day that an rx8 weighs 3000lbs??!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 09:39:28 AM
Torque developments in Salisbury done the exhaust...only found out recently that he used to work for Janspeed so knows his beans.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 09:42:35 AM
Wear ear plugs if you want power without noise

When are you going to the dyno? Hopefully pick mine up Friday and get it dynod ASAP.

I read something the other day that an rx8 weighs 3000lbs??!!

not a light car Grant! but remember you take the GF and the child!. When you first get you may be a little disappointed if used to turbo power....you gotta use the revs! Im off to Newbury sat! not to Haywards though.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 09:45:15 AM
dyno not sure....as always a few jobs todo....gotta get digi dash away for repair and half shaft mod. then dyno after that!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 09:51:39 AM
Haven't driven anything other than a firs focus for last 4 years do nothing fast. My FD was quick but stock twin turbos
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 09:59:13 AM
Focus not firs
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2015, 12:22:44 PM
Am very happy with exhaust. not cheap but defo fit for purpose...as you get older you want power without the noise!

Yes, that is true. And if system is too complicated, its usually heavy too. Seems like my bro´s cars system needs to be redone. That rotary Starlet at our rallycross series uses one big muffler with straight system and its only 104db. And I bet it weights half of my brothers system...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2015, 12:28:17 PM

When are you going to the dyno? Hopefully pick mine up Friday and get it dynod ASAP.

I read something the other day that an rx8 weighs 3000lbs??!!

Lol, I bet you are standing at hot coals now, cant wait...? ;)

Yes, rx8 really is a big lady. And what I have talked to people, its really hard to get weight to 1100kg/2400lbs...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 12:42:27 PM
I'm quite impressed with how quiet you have the car, however the side exhausts if the renesis help a lot with noise reduction compared to a peripheral exhaust as the apex seal does not open the exhaust port, as this action creates a loud crack on peripheral exhausts. I wonder how loud it would be with a different motor??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 12:44:41 PM
Even though the rx8 is big, both Clive and Carl have said they out perform 500hp FDs on the track as they're so much better through the corners, later braking, better turn in and carries much more speed through the corner??

First upgrade I will be doing to the 8 is tyres and also suspension. As want to throw the car around on weekends
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 12:45:15 PM
Apologies for cluttering your thread Boosted. I'm just a little excited now.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 12:54:33 PM
The silencer is 9"diameter!  The brief to the exhaust guy was 100dB at 7500 rpm. It is big ! But not that heavy. 
Well digi dash out and sent away fingers x its repairable else £500 notes for a new 1!  Took apart and no water ingress or burnt out components so hopefully they can repair as outta warranty.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 12:56:58 PM
No worries Grant! All rotary related. Ive got the last sess at Japfest in my 8 all standard car apart wheels team dynamics so will see what its like back to back when i put my fd round!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 01:13:24 PM
Do feel an extra surge of power around 6500 rpm when the tertiary and the bridge open up?

Clive described that driving one of carl bridges is like having a turbo kick in sound 6500 rpm, only a small kick though. Which makes them much faster than a standard 8. And also quicker on the straights than a standard 8.

Need to have a look at tyre choice for the road, won't be doing thousand of miles in the car but don't want them stupidly expensive
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2015, 01:28:29 PM
Theres a small kick bit like coming on cam but in the westy it just pulls all the way to redline.  I notice a distinct exhaust note change as well.  Think the Casey and the rest of the trackers are set on federal 595s..having tried the rest.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 21, 2015, 01:35:49 PM
Are they are an round tyre then?? As living in Yorkshire in Huddersfield it tends to rain
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 21, 2015, 03:00:28 PM
I'm listening  ;)

Tyres - I've used three sets of the Federal 595RS-R, which are a road legal semi-slick and AWESOME on track in the dry cf the best road tyre (and in the wet, when new-ish). I get about 6 full-on trackdays, including around 3k miles of driving too/from the tracks and general mileage. At ~£85 a tyre in 235/40 R18 (rolling radius is 1% off OEM size, speedo overreads slightly), there isn't anything else in a road/track tyre to compete anywhere near the price. The Feds come with 6.5mm tread but are awful in the wet when down to 3-4mm, so need to be careful on the road with these. I do have a set of spare rims and have some road Falkens on those for really wet/winter use.

I've just (yesterday) put on a set of Nankang NS-2R tyres which are also semi-slick, and come in a soft (120 wear rating) and medium (180). I've gone for the medium, as I'm told the soft is really better suited to short "sprints". Price is more, at £115 a tyre, but still not too bad. They come with 7mm of tread and reviews suggest they are just as good in the dry, but better in the wet. The first chance I'll have to try them will be at Croft on May 5th.

If you want some road tyres that are good on track (but won't be as good as semi-slicks) then I would recommend the Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas. I've had two sets of these and at around £100 a tyre, they are best I've driven on the road. They were great in the wet on track too.

Some reviews;

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Federal/595RSR.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Federal/595RSR.htm)
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Nankang/NS2R.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Nankang/NS2R.htm)
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Ultrac-Sessanta.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Ultrac-Sessanta.htm)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 21, 2015, 03:14:21 PM
When we visited Carls shop, we saw they start Miata 4port renesis with carbs. I didnt believe how quiet it was. It was running just basic exhaust and big rx8 muffler. That was awesome, quiet little brap... :)

Carl said that because good 6port renesis, old 13b PP are becoming basically obsolete. MSP engine can almost do same power that 13b PP can. But because of PP noise, you have to build big exhaust and muffler system, which is heavy. And offcourse, good MSP has better powerband and drivebility that PP has...

But then again, in trackracing,rally and rallycross you might need that extra 20 horses ;)

However, if 4port MSP engine has semi pp inlets, just to support that mid and high rev range, where 6port usually stalls and kicks. That would be very compatible against full PP engines, because you can put every size pp sleeve that you want and different angle, depending how you want it  to support stock ports...

AND THATS WHY I WANT TO RESEARCH MSP ENGINES!!!  :0012391:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2015, 07:05:24 AM

I'm listening  ;)

Tyres - I've used three sets of the Federal 595RS-R, which are a road legal semi-slick and AWESOME on track in the dry cf the best road tyre (and in the wet, when new-ish). I get about 6 full-on trackdays, including around 3k miles of driving too/from the tracks and general mileage. At ~£85 a tyre in 235/40 R18 (rolling radius is 1% off OEM size, speedo overreads slightly), there isn't anything else in a road/track tyre to compete anywhere near the price. The Feds come with 6.5mm tread but are awful in the wet when down to 3-4mm, so need to be careful on the road with these. I do have a set of spare rims and have some road Falkens on those for really wet/winter use.

I've just (yesterday) put on a set of Nankang NS-2R tyres which are also semi-slick, and come in a soft (120 wear rating) and medium (180). I've gone for the medium, as I'm told the soft is really better suited to short "sprints". Price is more, at £115 a tyre, but still not too bad. They come with 7mm of tread and reviews suggest they are just as good in the dry, but better in the wet. The first chance I'll have to try them will be at Croft on May 5th.

If you want some road tyres that are good on track (but won't be as good as semi-slicks) then I would recommend the Vredestein Ultrac Sessantas. I've had two sets of these and at around £100 a tyre, they are best I've driven on the road. They were great in the wet on track too.

Some reviews;

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Federal/595RSR.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Federal/595RSR.htm)
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Nankang/NS2R.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Nankang/NS2R.htm)
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Ultrac-Sessanta.htm (http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/Vredestein/Ultrac-Sessanta.htm)
£85 a tyre is right bargain. I am thinking of having a spare set of wheels and tyre that I can swap into the car when the summer is over and it's wetter.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 22, 2015, 08:38:04 AM
 :13: You won't be disappointed with the Federals, especially at that price!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 22, 2015, 12:22:11 PM

:13: You won't be disappointed with the Federals, especially at that price!

Did you buy yours online and get them fitted yourself?

My car isn't ready to pick up friday unhappy to say the least
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 22, 2015, 12:32:49 PM
Did you buy yours online and get them fitted yourself?

Exactly Grant, I got them all fitted by local, family-run, firm for £40 (£10 a corner) - and they took good care of my powder-coated alloys  :)

So, full set of Feds, delivered and fitted for under £100 a corner, well pleased with that  :)

The Nankangs are £125 a corner on the same basis, but I've got to try them to see how they compare.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2015, 10:09:16 AM
Casey....do you run on track with traction on or off?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2015, 10:32:26 AM
Mostly "on". I find the system pretty good and allows a degree of "freedom" to find the limits of traction. It's very easy to demonstrate that on long, sweeping corners (like Coram at Snetterton), where you can keep a constant steering input and just accelerate to feel the traction start to break, yet the DSC won't interfere unless you push harder. If it interferes, sometimes on approach to an apex, it's usually a sign to adjust my line/speed slightly. TBH, I ought to try it on/off on the same day/track to evaluate the difference BUT, because I don't find it a problem, I usually leave it on as a safety net.

Having done several outings to skid pans and driven with it on and off, I can vouch for how clever the system is! It's uncanny, with it on, to get out of shape, then floor the accelerator deliberately - nothing happens as the system has already spotted the condition and has totally cut power and is also selectively braking individual wheels to correct the slide. It's not infallible, but incredibly good!

However, IF your driving style is more "edgy" and you prefer to power your way out of a rear end slide, then you may find the system "gets in the way"! The system certainly encourages/rewards a smooth style of driving.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 23, 2015, 10:42:05 AM
What's this traction control you speak of?? Never had it before. Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2015, 11:26:40 AM
Thanks Casey....think im more edgy than smooth.....For Japfest TT ill leave on and drive 8/10 anyway its my daily and just let her stretch her legs and give her a nice clear out.....im limited to 115mph being JDM anyway. Gonna do the brakes as certain will fade out in 2 laps easy but otherwise leave as is and have fun.
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Post by: re japi on April 23, 2015, 01:41:50 PM
Is that TCS stock or optional feature is rx-8´s?

I bet its quite smart system. Afterall, if manufacturer puts very smart ecu on car, why would they put stupid TCS with it then... ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2015, 02:00:16 PM
Is that TCS stock or optional feature is rx-8´s?

I bet its quite smart system.
It's a standard feature, and seems very smart to me  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2015, 06:57:07 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-04-25%2017.54.53_zpsukvyil4d.jpg)

new bearings and retaining ring....Clives top tip tack weld ring to shaft.....slide hammer pulled shaft out of bearing and retaining ring so defo disaster waiting to happen. not sure whats original on this car left!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2015, 07:53:31 PM
Glad i posted that pic......ive put bearings on wrong way round i copied old bearings that leaked instead of using my brain....angle grinder time tomoz! Rodney you plonker! :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 25, 2015, 08:37:15 PM
I got the right hump now...really annoyed with myself.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 26, 2015, 06:26:17 PM
cut the new bearings off....shafts all prepped for the new bearings when they arrived.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 27, 2015, 04:24:21 AM
Glad i posted that pic......ive put bearings on wrong way round i copied old bearings that leaked instead of using my brain....angle grinder time tomoz! Rodney you plonker! :))

Lol... Those things happen ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 06, 2015, 06:34:43 PM
 :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Bear with me.....I lost my rev readout beginning of year and with the chassis repair etc was a low priority job....anyhows cut a long long long  story short...rewired it twice ...earth strap, continuity test 0.8 ohms etc etc....came to conclusion digi dash up the swanny....so sent away and tested no fault found updated etc....so been out on car again and refited nothing...no rev readout!....set my meter in HZ and can see values rise with throttle...

so i disconnect leading coil plug which the positive trigger is connected to and run car and digi dash reads 899 rpm...as soon as i plug in 00000...so i thinks i have a dead coil.....but was great on track day.....so tested on spare lead and plug and sparking fine....Speak to Ben at BJR digi dash and he says what have you done it last worked? Um stuck in some tyres sideways? then the penny dropped i put brand new coils on REV C gens as i discovered she had aftermarket coils from Amazon. Head scratch !!!! get me box of spares down and find the fakes i took of the blue 1 and hey presto rev readout and spark.

so my question is why wont the gens work its only piggy backing the signal into the digi dash?

Bizarrement ! done me mush in good and proper! 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 01:07:35 PM
Been for a blast ......all seems ok.....no last minute jobs.....and have revs and more importantly  shift lights......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 07, 2015, 01:19:13 PM
Good to hear.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 01:22:12 PM
Yep...makes a change.....so im hiding in garage as wife is decorating lol! Aint seenvthe wagging finger for over a year! Lol....ill sort the camera....and load up the shogun....oh and dont forget to vote!  Im voting for ROTARY !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 07, 2015, 01:23:19 PM
I'm not at joke so can't vote! Never mind. My bets on a labour conservative coalition. Which will fail in 6-12 months time
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 01:27:41 PM
Whatever they say they wont do. Aint made my up yet see which party candidate offers me custard creams....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 01:28:39 PM
Oh and we told the apprentice he has to wear his suit to vote.lol its his first time. Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 07, 2015, 01:32:41 PM
Hahaha that's funny
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 01:49:59 PM
Even better bud.......squirrel cage induction motor.........he had to google it......did not beleive us....."frikin squirrel cage motor do you think im stupid" ..."no serious bud that what its called cause looks like you could keep a squirrel init" .....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 06:03:14 PM
All loaded ready togo and hoon it up.... same airfield circuit as last month....few new bits and pieces and ive had a play with geo and ride height so lets see whats what now....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2015, 06:48:12 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-03%2016.24.09_zpsv8jbky8g.jpg)

and these new stickers should save me repeating myself all day !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 07, 2015, 07:12:50 PM
 :) I like it Jon!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 08, 2015, 03:18:07 AM
Yeah, I like it too :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 01:19:34 PM
Early bath.....pushing race distance time....coolant at 98 spat some out of tank....engine note changed.....lost some chuffs from rear rotor.....oh dear.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on May 08, 2015, 01:22:12 PM
Nooooooooooooooooo :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 01:30:26 PM
Sounds very sick....pulled the plugs in turn front and rear and lost some chuffs from rear rotor....just packing up now. Not sure if overheat the cause....had an eccentric shaft fault code in ecu but cleared now.... oil looks sweet...was flying.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 08, 2015, 01:37:12 PM
 ??? ??? ??? ??? nooooooooooooooooooooo  :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 01:38:38 PM
Oh well....got a spare engine....just need to know cause and eliminate it. Nobody overtook me all morning so happy with that.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 01:47:29 PM
Oh dear
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 01:48:08 PM
I'm going to guess at flattened apex springs
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 02:21:18 PM
Big flame came out apparently.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 02:28:37 PM
Just selling me fuel....lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 03:55:36 PM
You still under warrenty?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 04:04:39 PM
Ive just spoke to Ian at Haywood Rotary and he suspects rear staionary bearing....warranty...its not on a car used for racing and ive done 1...plus a crash so cant expect anybody to warranty that...its been ragged like no road car could be. Important to find the cause and eliminate....its just the 1000 mile run init that makes me groan.. quite happy tinkering in garage....think the s type and blue 1 will have to be sacrificied....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 04:07:14 PM
Hey Grant....how many miles left to run your bridgeport in........whats your address......lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 05:57:37 PM
Oil level good...coolant good pushed about 500ml out. Coolant alarm came on 98 degC which is safe reviewed vid all happened at same time. Like hitting wall on overtake. Needs pulling and stripping.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 07:03:44 PM
350 miles left to do:);)  I live up north, about 500 miles from you hahaha so good run in distance for you. Rear bearing... Over revving it??

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 07:20:23 PM
Hit rev limit once....has spent most of its time in the upper rev area....hey ho......it will be fixed....im gonna pull engine tomoz. Off to edit my vid....its upside down and a george clooney lookie likey silver fox is working on his car at the end lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 07:25:15 PM
No dyno anytime soon then.

Be Interesting to know what caused it. Bearings normally junk when they're not lubed
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 08:17:29 PM
Yeah. Engine prob done 2500 miles max...digi dash set up to alarm oil pressure 2 stage below 20 and 10 psi so effectively on first stage at tickover which is 20 psi...that way would see surge/starvation in the sump....never seen in come on!.  Need to research bit more on bypass pellet read about on rb site.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 08:21:49 PM
Imperative i eliminate cause!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 09:32:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPxyIqQeGNA

This is the session that she let go....but you can see from the pace of it that every pound spent been worth it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 08, 2015, 09:49:02 PM
Must feel like riding a bike sat in that. Over whelmkng sense of speed even a low speeds??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 09:54:39 PM
Had some motor bikes in my day but gave up riding for safety reasons...comparable with a 600cc sports bike. For some reason vid uploaded 360p so doing again in 1080p. promise have not speeded up. end of long straight pulling 8k in 4th. 4th is taller gear than 2nd &3rd those to rev out real quick.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 08, 2015, 10:12:50 PM
turn gearwheel to 1080p sorted vid.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 09, 2015, 05:00:26 AM
Ooh no :(

Looked at that vid. Didnt see anything weird... Car was very fast...

Did you find the problem?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 08:00:02 AM
No Jarno.....speaking with Ian and Clive people with a lot more internal engine knowledge than my highly suspect its the rear stationary bearing....noise was pretty intense clanking metal banging....actually sounded like prop hitting tunnel coming down the run off pitlane. But noise reverberating down car. Engine needs to come out and be stripped to see whats what. Does not sound like when my fd detonated the rear apex seals!  It wont be ran again. Cash wise where ok but prob means the s type gonna have to go and the blue 1. Was gonna go to Pembrey with it next month.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 02:07:02 PM
Done all my diy and hoovering....mrs Boosted happy....so lets pull the engine out.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 03:57:46 PM
Engine will be out in 30 mins....question is what do i do then in unchartered waters......flywheel off.....looking for end float?  Oil glittery but not that bad tbh.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 04:02:05 PM
Yeh I have found that the is seems to be the best gear for driving around quickly, or as quick as I can at 4,000 rpm but then 4th drops it a lot. I sure as hell wouldn't want to drive around with a 4.7 diff in the rx8! Be very annoying.

My gear box feels very snappy, is that normal?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 04:04:09 PM
Explain snappy Grant?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 04:04:56 PM
If oil is glittery/ bits of metal then it's a bearing or bits of engine.

Yeh take flywheel off, good look cracking the big nut off. Hammer and chisel is probably best bet
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 04:05:28 PM
Like what a short shifter feels like on an FD gear box
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 04:06:04 PM
I think it's me tbh, iv driven my focus for a long time now I'm trying to teach myself to drive a proper car agin
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 04:09:32 PM
And my focus has a terrible clutch
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 04:10:40 PM
Should be like a rifle bolt. Nice n direct no sloppyness....no cables levers etc your straight into box.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 05:33:49 PM
Well engine out....no play in e shaft....lost compression on 2 faces 1 good on rear housing....with my nil experience looks like side seals to me...all 3 apex seal are in and intact. Turning over flywheel by hand with sparks out its very smooth and conistent. No tight spots atall.....i think bearings ok as oil was ok. Think ill give Carl a ring monday.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 05:43:49 PM
If anybody wants to talk me through checks it would be very appreciated! Pls call me on 07840 966080.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 05:53:42 PM
I would say seal springs are flattened. I think you can take rear bearing or stat gear out without stripping engine?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 09, 2015, 05:58:03 PM
I would say seal springs are flattened. I think you can take rear bearing or stat gear out without stripping engine?

Dunno... Waiting for Jon`s reply. I wonder what is gone...

Yes, stat gear should come off. Snug fit though...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 06:14:50 PM
Hang on guys...fixing apprentices car.....lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 06:19:30 PM
If it was det then I'm just guessing at springs which means everything else should be reuseable, but of do the bearings anyway. I wonder what mods can be done to oil delivery too the bearings? You could always go dry sump? Not as expensive as you think, just ask carl about them as I think he did one onto Darren mcnamaras drift AE86
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 06:21:56 PM
I think if bearing had gone then the stat gear would be a bit mangled?? Dunno. Just spit balling.

You don't even want to know what would have happened if main bearings would have failed!! Engine would have locked up and your pants would have filled
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 06:31:42 PM
Engines smooth turns freely....ill wait and speak to Clive / Carl....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 07:01:10 PM
Carl will tell you best. He will want tear it down I would imagine to see what's happened. See if the apex seals have done their job
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 07:04:00 PM
Apex seal look intact through sparky holes....i got a little video to post shortly.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 07:13:26 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrv4oOcgCQs

make sense to any one...?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 07:14:46 PM
was goona crack on and stick spare in as would be in 3 hrs but think ill wait! flattened side seals? Det?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 07:28:55 PM
That's a strange knocking sound. A sound like when a wheel bearing has gone.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 07:32:51 PM
Yeah thats the only thing that stands out.....and the lack of compression!  I dunno tbh. But feels nice so hopefully not destroyed and everything reuseable.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 07:35:34 PM
I dont wanna tear it down till ive read up on what im doing.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 09, 2015, 07:56:25 PM
No play at all? That weird... and rear housing has no compression at one apex? Does engine turn to other way?

This is just thought, but apex seals little peace is out of place some how...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 09, 2015, 07:56:28 PM
You can't do anything by taking it apart. Just unbolt things that can unbolt
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 08:00:27 PM
Thanks guys bigtime for your help....ive shut garage for the night and currently languishing in the bath! Lol! Ill do some reading up just dont wanna mess summit else up by charging into engine blind!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 09, 2015, 08:30:30 PM
Yes, better call it today, and fresh start tomorrow... :)

You said that she was shooting flames? That sounds seal failure to me. :/ Compression goes to wrong working chamber, kind of backfiring...
And if engine has been turning in high revs, it has been grinding path, if lets say apex is gone. So thats why you dont feel tight areas now when you are turning it.

But what confuses me is that there is no play at e shaft. So thats why Im quessing corner peace...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 09, 2015, 08:42:31 PM
Guy i went overtake on circuit said a 2 foot flame came out....in the pits when restarted pop followed by a bang from exhaust. Sounded horrible on tick over.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 10, 2015, 11:06:06 AM
I start my new job tomoz and need to be fresh as a daisy as lots to learn and take in tomoz so that nas to be number 1 priority. So gonna clear the diy jobs and keep the boss happy. Watched a few vids on rebuilds etc and garage needs to be clean, organised and meticulous with storing parts.....which its is not at mo. so not a lot gonna happen today. Im on 8 til 4 for the next few weeks so got plenty of evening time to sort.
Until its stripped its all speculation ::)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 10, 2015, 05:21:27 PM
All organised ready for strip apart tomoz evening.....spare engine is gonna go in 2 no cost option only coolant n oil to replenish....nice way to see the bridge difference.
Ive took the alternator belt off and zero play anywhere and redrain sump....tiny amount of swarf. Turned on front bolt with ratchet and so much easier to rotate that spare.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 11, 2015, 02:34:43 PM
At least you won't be down for long if your using the spare engine. Especially now that summers coming up and you need too enjoy it.

So you know what a flashing CEL means when your driving at 90mph at 4500rpm?? Had it flashing on Thursday night on my way home. I told carl and he said that it's fine. Not to worry about it
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 03:29:05 PM
Flashing cel is misfire monitor. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 11, 2015, 04:32:16 PM
As in bad coils??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 04:38:45 PM
If it goes solid then needs a read bud...but could be part of learn fresh engine as she is ported but mine didnt not do. When it flashes its ecu detected misfire which could be anything todo with firing so plugs leads sparks fuel etc....id do as Carl suggests and monitor if it goes solid id be more concerned. 
Monitor for time being. You must be near 1000 mark soon if it still does it after that id thing it need scanning.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
right lets get this thing apart...... :( :'( ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 11, 2015, 05:09:48 PM
Should be in bits in hour

The CEL is constantly on anyway, it came like that and carl said too ignore it??

Wondering if carl maybe has software to alter the ecu?? Mazda edit is it?

Take lots of pictures but don't post of the ports!! Just PM me those:)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 05:11:22 PM
Nuts off. Flywheel not.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 05:15:14 PM
Is now. 1 hit lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 05:23:53 PM
Stationary bearing out little swarf and 1mm little balls of copper. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 05:39:32 PM
 :((http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-11%2017.36.29_zpsjqgsxm2a.jpg)
WTF!!!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 05:41:56 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-11%2017.18.47_zpsinyf7cww.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 06:16:56 PM
Just stripping top of engine ancillaries.....long bolts out. Side seal fell out. Suffice to say...all the swarf its bearing failure...stat bearing looks ok. What horrors lie inside.......thing is....topped up oil religously and oil pressure bang on....digi dash monitors that.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 06:45:06 PM
Mmmmm....theres the bridge then.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 06:49:44 PM
Rotor bearing fubar e shaft fubar rear of eng plate n housing survived me thinks.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:01:07 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-11%2018.49.58_zpslfvet6wd.jpg)

rotor main bearing, rotor grove squashed and apex seal stuck in big time..other semi stuck and other ok.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-11%2018.51.31_zpsqrdg8qys.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-11%2018.50.08_zpsyhzfdfon.jpg)

e shaft dead.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:04:05 PM
getting expensive...... :41:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:06:51 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-05-10%2016.28.53_zpsp0urdv9a.jpg)  :'(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:08:27 PM
so this is unusual fail? lubrication issue? how do i solve?  :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:15:03 PM
Looks like the bearings spun.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 11, 2015, 07:18:05 PM
Maybe too many sustained high revs? Thrown the oil away from bearings, dried and spun the bearing
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:41:04 PM
Rear stat bearing is perfect however. Rotor bearing spins in groove on rotor. However it rattles with so much slop on e shaft. I dunno only done a handful of trackdays and 1 race.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:45:05 PM
Lets get the front apart after an organise of parts and clean up. Cut me finger bloody injector plugs.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 11, 2015, 07:46:42 PM
What oil have you been using??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:48:29 PM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:50:45 PM
Im a big boy....whats done done.... i not blaming anyone just trying to work out why and put control measures in place to not happen again.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 07:57:29 PM
Soz Grant just conscious forum post can be mis read etc and damage people unjustly....its been crashed side ways at about 60 mph into tyres....so damage couldve been done then. Was fun though.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 08:42:17 PM
Impact gun wont budge front eshaft bolt...both batterys flat....tomoz.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 11, 2015, 09:52:20 PM
lubed up and ill buy a can off "man up" on way home, should've loosened whilst still in car!   E shaft is dead so job for stillys on end of shaft.

there is no carbon in there!

luckily the porting has survived. think the front gonna be fine.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 12, 2015, 03:53:01 AM
Oh s**t... Really sorry  :c023:

I wonder, was e shaft balanced?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2015, 07:01:23 AM
Hi bud. Clive rang me and we had a good chat and he gave me some pointers on possible causes. Poss oil delivery to rear of engine during warm up phase.  Its done now need to look at my oil cooler configuration as could potentially scrap spare engine as well. You need to fly to England for Japfest and drive the blue 231 there and back home to help me out lol!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 12, 2015, 07:11:52 AM
Wasn't blaming anyone about the just asking what oil you used. Is there a thermostat in your oil cooling system?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2015, 07:14:11 AM
Hi Grant no i was suggesting you where but i didnt want  people to i was.  Ive got after market oil coolers! So no thermostat.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 12, 2015, 07:18:15 AM
Oh ok I know what you mean, prying eyes etc :)

Is maybe worth having a thermostat in the system so that the engine oil gets warmed up inside the engine faster etc?

I don't know if the rx8s have them?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2015, 07:22:00 AM
Yes ive got to have a redesign me thinks.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 12, 2015, 09:25:15 AM
I wasnt blaming anything either. Just heard that renesis e shafts has big toleranses, like previius e shafts had...

Also I heard that stock oil system is pushed to the limit, so if something doesent work, its instant engine failure then... :/

Jon, I really would like to come and get that blue one. Unfortunatly, Im broke at the moment... :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 12, 2015, 09:36:25 AM
Did you say you have an oil temp gauge or an oil pressure gauge? I have noticed the rx8 oil pressure sensor is basically a switch, it tells you you have pressure but not exactly how much!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2015, 12:57:03 PM
Both oil press and temp...all done by digi dash.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2015, 06:58:46 PM
Gotta be honest guys....this is nearly breaking me... it aint the money i stopped counting at 10k....its the time im just spending so much time eves weekends in the garage. Although my wife supports my desire to race i know im neglecting her ive been doing lots of fact finding and in weigh up phase atmo.  Its like a drug sucking at the bossom of speed but ive put so much time and money into this the resentment is starting to creep in. Garage is strewn with parts again. Soz for that needed to share!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 13, 2015, 08:58:05 PM
Been there done that; sold the car before I finished it. Bought a road car to just have fun driving again. Get the spare engine in it and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2015, 10:07:38 PM
Yeah Grant....just sat down. Been in the garage looks like rotor bomb gone off. Looks to me like rotor and e shaft fubar but housings etc all ok....needed my mate Donk to assist with front bolt......gotta make a decision.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 14, 2015, 05:21:32 AM
"Thats motorsports"....

Unfortunatly that is true. Racing really takes everything out of man. And usually womans dont understand that ;)

Take a few off garage days. Ride your 8´s. When you are ready and fresh, go back to work on Westory.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2015, 07:08:30 AM
Yes mate appreciate that. Few days outta garage in order....i suspect the spare will find its way in there.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 14, 2015, 10:10:51 AM
This is one reason why I'm not spending loads of money on my rx8 straight away. I don't want to be out of pocket for something that I can't use all the time.

I will be doing tyres first, then spacers then arbs and then springs.

That will be it and I will enjoy when I can rather than working on it
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2015, 05:25:06 PM
Right i have formulated a plan....
1 spare engine is going in....and run that around a track day on 888 not slicks to limit surge.
2 i can fit a mocal oil thermostat to current oil system so i dont have to rip car apart to swap in rx8 1s
3. Housing n plates in boot and let Clive have a ganders at them to tell me there ok. ....or not.
4. Rebuild my own engine slowly but surely.
If that goes bang  fit a zetec or s2000 engine eeekk! Lol.
With Japfest etc not gonna touch it til next weekend so i nice break from.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 14, 2015, 06:04:38 PM
Good plan  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 14, 2015, 08:03:43 PM
Yeah that 1 tab that holds rotor bearing in rotor is concerning....looks simple to mill an identical slot in other side and have 2.  Or 3 at 120deg apart. So 3 times less chance of spinning....is that ok Clive for you to cast your eye other my housings and plates if i stick em in the boot?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 05, 2015, 04:38:50 PM
Hi Guys ive been quiet for abit especially for me.....been jetwashing patios and clearing gutters with quiet comtemplation.
The original brief was  1. Go racing 2. race a rotary. 3 .Be competitive
4. Stay local at Combe.

Due to the co eff applied to a rotary engine car is in top class A and even if it was turbod and super charged and 3 or even 4 rotor'd it would still be class A . So im handicapped b4 i even start.

Ill get straight to the point a 1997cc s2000 engine is class B and 225bhp standard power no fishermans ruler....lol. on a emerald ecu will see 245 bhp. 
My current bridge port needs building and modification and thermal bypass pellet. Pressure mod etc and tbh all told prob set me back 2500 with me doing the work.    Which is half way to a full running s2000 conversion.

Im at a crossroads head versus heart guys. I wanna race and win or try my very best. Ive sacrificed my road car and trailer ....need to make a decision.
My loom conversion and spare could be used in another project was planning a 231 fb or mk3 mx5 but in not done with racing yet.
Done a lot of research !

Just sharing thought process .....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2015, 02:16:56 PM
Well i cant believe nobodys flamed me! Lol well ive sourced a 55k engine and gearbox for 2400............ ..
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: shaunwil on June 06, 2015, 03:57:17 PM
Its sounds unfair to limit the rotor to such a degree since quite a few modern engines are lighter and have more power.

All I would say is do alot f research and then do what you think is best. At least you have tried and enjoyed quite a rare setup with the rx8 engine.

Looks outstanding in the videos.

Shaun

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 06, 2015, 04:34:48 PM
Thanks Shaun it if didnt have a silly 1.7 co eff then id be in Class B and would have a shot at class B champion and maybe gt Champion if overall results better than the other class winners.....welsh sports racing series apply a co eff of 1.4....and considered that....but i wanna try and win on home turf! And actually win something....lots of racers enter each race knowing there laptimes and knowing the result and make no progress race after race....suppose just title of racing driver.
Gutted tbh but been an epic journey and car is frikin fast and finally getting to grips with it....its just the money my lifes savings and aint alot left.....i can copy the factory westfield s2000 set up to ensure reliability from outset and be on the pace as similiar set up .
On a happy note my old colt gti is out of retirement and up n running and booked in for trackday....little david will shock a few he always does...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2015, 05:16:32 PM
I gonna ring the eligibilty scrutineer and have a chat about rotary co eff.....and see if we can bring about change.....worth a shot before i spend 5k .  Class B in with the upto 2000cc ......seems far to me. It not like i wanna be in below 1600 cc  !!!!!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: shaunwil on June 07, 2015, 09:56:10 PM
What does it say in the "Blue Book" ?

Shaun
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2015, 10:01:34 PM
I found that book abit of hard read.....could not find any mention of rotary engined cars. Ill speak to Castle Combe. Worth a shot then i can stay rotary power. If i gotta spend out i want it to competive....defo need to build a build a car to fit the regs.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RotorHeid on June 07, 2015, 10:03:17 PM
BB would say, 1308cc x 1.5=1962cc for race car but rx7 rally car would count as 1308cc. ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 07, 2015, 10:04:54 PM
Combe 1.7 Wrda 1.4......seems somebody needs to ask the question. May as well be me.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 08, 2015, 08:08:01 AM
Most events I've looked at (sprints and autosolos) specify a 1.5 co-eff for the rotary, so allowing competitiion in the 2000cc class, which I think is fair. Deffo worth asking why 1.7

Here's the Javelin Sprint regs, "+50%" for rotary;

http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackday/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=265&Itemid=907 (http://www.javelintrackdays.co.uk/trackday/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=265&Itemid=907)

I've found the S2000 to be a good match to the RX-8 on track and in autosolo events (in same class there), further reinforcing the case that this is the correct class for the rotary 1.3 engine.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 08, 2015, 06:28:57 PM
Wednesday is the first opportunity to speak to the eligibility scrutineer as on 12 hrs days atmo.  lost the s2000 engine and box somebody else bought it good price but i had to go and take it outta crashed car.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 09, 2015, 06:09:48 AM
Umm, did you know that s2000 and rx8 gearboxes are the same, Aisin built. Dunno differense in bellhousing, but box are same...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 09, 2015, 06:25:08 PM
Hi mate i dont think there the same....bell housing and output shaft area very different...maybe the box part and ratios but everything else look very different.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 10, 2015, 05:10:51 AM
Really? I didnt know that, never seen s2000 box, I was told that they are the same... :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2015, 07:43:21 AM
I thought they where the same as well mate but my neighbour has a Raw Striker Kit Car with a S2000 engine and box in it and looks very different.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2015, 01:50:44 PM
1.7 co eff is staying.....looks like im going s2000.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2015, 05:51:04 PM
well im a bit down in the dumps.....the thought of swapping out to s2000 to fit the regs when all the hard work to get the conversion done feels me we dread. dilema is car is quick as is but not quick enough for Class A, its a perfect track car with all the work done but i wanna race and seems ludicrous to rip the loom etc out and start again....cant afford to have it sit there whilst i scratch the racing itch. 

stupid co efficient. :angry5:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 11, 2015, 04:38:07 AM
Ok, thanks for info...

Really? Oh. Me sad...   :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 11, 2015, 09:27:26 AM
That is so, so sad, after all the work you've put into fitting the RX-8 engine and gearbox in the chassis. I can't understand the reasoning for a 1.7 multiplier on a NA rotary. I'm guessing if you were to (theoretically) stick a super- or turbocharger on the engine you'd still have a 1.7 co-eff? If so, that's madness...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 09:38:01 AM
Casey a force induced rotary is 2.6 to 1 ....its a firm regulation. I enquired about vtec and there is no restriction on piston engines. Forced induced co eff is 1.7. I knew this before i started but didnt know how fast the lap times where gonna be....now i know i have an oppurtunity and nessicity to build it to fit the regs. If i want to stay at Combe which i do then then only choice is s2000.   My current engine needs rebuild plus e shaft and rotors and maybe a housings. Plus yet unknown mods to resist high rpm and g in corners on slicks.....prob about the same as swapping to the s2000. But latter drops me in class b where i know it will be front runner.....class a boys are mega build monsters that i cant compete with.
I have been divering alot what todo and priority 1 is race.. .and be competive so i think my mind is made up to swap to s2000 power. Sorry guys this is not a decision ive made lightly i can assure you.....its a case of 1 life live it. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:42:30 PM
Trying to think of a fitting end but cant other that if a track day only car then would be staying rotary power as i need to be swap classes.i was tempted to put the spare in and trek to Pembrey with WRDA but thats not local. Aint anything else it fits into race series wise. i said to myself 1 more engine and get that 1.14 but that is still only just fast enough for Class A. If i could stockpile it and buy another car i would but i cant....ive got just enough cash to do a swap and all parts are off the shelf and wealth of knowledge out there as this conversion has been done countless times.  My loom will be removed and labelled and stored for future Shenigans! ^-^ :P ::)  Its been a blast and thankyou guys for all your encouragement and support and a Big Thankyou to Clive who has answered my calls with numerous silly questions from start of build through to end . Im not actually going anywhere as we still have the R3 and ill probably end up with another stray rx8 soon to fix up. I miss my S type its been sacrificed for racing.

so big thumbs up guys from me!

heres a meddly of my rotorship!   

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:45:03 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:47:52 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:49:49 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:52:06 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:53:30 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 11, 2015, 07:57:07 PM
so again big thanks for support from me! Its been a blast 1 life gotta give it your best shot with what your dealt with! hope you guys understand.  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 11, 2015, 08:25:59 PM
It's a real shame, but I follow your logic. You want to be competitive, but the stupid load assign Westroy with a huge (and unfair, IMHO) handicap which means you can't be competitive.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 12, 2015, 03:39:20 AM
Yes, its a real shame. But I do understand it too. Even though those rules are stupid, its actually pointless to fight them...

However, I do want to see your progress with that car, even if its not rotary. :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RotorHeid on June 12, 2015, 08:35:27 AM
Why not joined hillclimb? Lots more exciting...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: bdarepat on June 12, 2015, 10:07:36 AM
That car was damn quick!

I was on track at Hullavington the day it unfortunately expired.

You gave the rotary option your best shot John and nobody can say you didn't.

You are quick enough to win races , so I say go with the S2000 and good luck mate.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on June 12, 2015, 09:11:53 PM
Real shame as this little car has brought so much interest because it's Rotary which you won't find with a piston thingy under the hood, however I fully understand the need to be competitive

Just a thought, if they are going to penalise you why not stick a finger up and pop a turbo REW or TII lump and really show em
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 12, 2015, 09:25:11 PM
Hi Clive . Its not summit i thought about tbh mainly due to that old axle in the back 250bhp being its ceiling. Ill defo do some research......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on June 13, 2015, 08:45:49 AM
The axle is always going to be the weak link regardless of engine.

A real cheap strong replacement would be to glue an RX-8 rear subframe under the back, you will get a strong LSD and the excellent multi link suspension for penny's
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2015, 03:07:59 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2015, 03:09:00 PM
my head atmo!  :D ;D :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2015, 07:30:38 PM
I find it hilarious that they have multiplying factor to engines and not bhp per tonne rules. Anyone with a turbo and good mapping can throw 35pounds of boost into an engine and kick everyone's arse.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2015, 03:41:29 AM
I agree with Clive. Scrap that old rear and go for rx8´s ;)

And I´m with Grant too. Multipliers are just stupid. One of our track series has "theoretical bhp per ton" rules, which sorts out cars to three classes. I cant explain it better, but those rules work.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2015, 12:13:50 PM
The only way too be competitive is too look at what the previous winners of races/series and copy. This IMO is very boring, nothing worse than watching the same cars go round and round as there's no diversity, one if the reasons I don't go watching drifting in the uk is that the last time I went every car was a Nissan silvia! Boring.

Sometimes you have to take a step back and realise it's not always about winning. To win at any level of racing you need to be the richest person. Taking part and having fun is more satisfying.

My dad was just telling me this weekend that his friend has moved onto a class of motorcycle racing, from racing classic 2stroke scooter,  where all the bikes are exactly the same and he has said that it is boring. The bikes never break, so there's no rebuilding/ fixing/ helping each other out between races etc which is putting my dads friend off acing all together. Taking part in the while thing in racing is better than the actual racing. The racing itself is the reward
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 15, 2015, 01:00:35 PM
Very well put Grant, an interesting perspective. It's not necessarily all about "outright" winning, but having an "interesting" car that is fun to drive and work on, and one that just, maybe, can be developed to be at competitive in the longer term.

Jon, you've put an awful lot of effort into developing this car with the rotary engine, it still seems such a shame to throw it all away, but you've had some fun along the way (as well as some setbacks!). Whatever you decide, it's been fun so far following your progress and, whatever your decision, it'll be fun following the next chapter I'm sure. Only you can weigh up options, what YOU want to achieve, and then decide on your strategy going forward.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 15, 2015, 01:42:29 PM
If i didnt have the set back with the engine i would've carried on and entered as is. As i have lost the engine and spending is a forgone conclusion the opportunity to make it more competitive by not going faster but dropping it down a class has presented itself. The s2000 engine is finding its way into all manor of cars. escort rally cars, kitcars and such like and is a well proven route with plenty of aftermarket solutions for issues such as oil surge etc. I do want success if i didnt i stick to trackdays as cheaper and more mileage and racing is the next step and its big step the 1 race and qualify opened my eyes to that.
 I bought a second hand engine and gearbox over the weekend with good mileage for the price of an average rebuild. its only hobby club level racing but i want to enter every race next year and i think this is the way too go as it will be a front runner in class B. Ive pained over this decision for a few weeks as i'm immensely proud of what ive achieved ...it all boils down to the fact i do want a plastic gold coloured goblet with my name on it!  :))

I ve got alot of work todo. emerald ecu, manifold fab, engine mounts etc etc.
my rx8 conversion will be stored whilst i scratch this itch...did consider hill climb and going to pembrey but i said id race at Combe and anything else would be a failure.

Guys i thank you for your support 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 15, 2015, 03:56:24 PM
How much are you spending on the ecu?? I have a Haltech E11v2 that I no longer have use for
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 15, 2015, 07:47:58 PM
£750.00 plug n play pre configured with s2000 base map. plugs directly into engine loom harness.....engine and box is home in back of shogun.

the rx8 set up will end up in an fb or mk3 mx5 at a later date i promise.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 16, 2015, 03:51:20 AM
I agree with Grant and Casey. :) They both basically said that I wanted to say ;)

Grant, how much you want for that ecu?  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 06:47:39 AM
£500 to you I paid £600 for it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 06:51:05 AM
I do think the s2000 swap is a great idea though boosted at Lear you will have an engine which revs as high as the rotary.

I must say iv revved mine too 9500, now it run in, in third gear and boy does it become even better when you hit 7,000rpm!!! I wish I had bought an rx8 years ago
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 06:54:10 AM
Japi I also have a loom that needs to be pinned into the ignition plug for the ecu, which is for use with the AEM smart coils think that cost me £100 too so if you would like that too you can make me an offer. I also have 4 smart coils to go with it. Forgot how much I paid for them though. Will have too check if your interested in the whole lot
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 10:49:14 AM
Goona stick with emerald. Tried n tested route with simplicity...god this is hard. Stripping gearbox out.....STUPID co efficient.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 11:18:25 AM
I meant that for japi:) will the emerald ecu do the VTech yo?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 11:23:30 AM
Yes mate. Reprog for 3k switch over....
Its gonna be awesome dimension are similiar ref gearbox. Just a nightmare taking apart all my hardwork and knowing all the hardwork i got in front.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 11:37:13 AM
It will be all worth it though. I'm refraining from tinkering with my car at moment as want to drive it every weekend
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 11:37:38 AM
Don't suppose you have any rx8 rims lying around?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 11:40:21 AM
Yep mate 4 standard. 2 with bridgestone 2 with autogrip( cheap) all good tread. 2 alloys are doggy 2 ok. Do need a clear up got lots of stuff here.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 11:54:48 AM
I need 2 alloys;) what price for them with bridge stones??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 11:58:43 AM
Bloody pain selling 2 bud. As left with 2. Only want £100.00 for all 4. Courier will be 40 ish. Those auto grips are fine on front bridgestones on rear for traction.  Im off todo the hoovering just stood here in garage face palming myself.......just not feeling like taking my loom out.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:04:27 PM
£80 for all 4....wifey will happy gone.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:04:54 PM
For £100 I will take all 4:) you want to check on postage and then I can send you the cash? And my address.

Don't suppose you have any 20mm spacers?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:06:26 PM
Postcode bud. 80 willdo. Got no spacers. I can get out monday. Work and trackday from tomoz.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:08:29 PM
Yeh anytime is fine, whenever convenient for you.
I will get them sent to my dads house as there will most likely be someone in too recieve.

HD5 9HS
34 teddington avenue
Huddersfield
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:15:29 PM
Cool..wife will be happy gone...about 30 wheels here at last count!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:23:38 PM
30!! How bigs ya garage! Let me know your bank details when you know full cost buddy.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:23:55 PM
So you have the engine and box already??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:24:32 PM
Iv always liked too have an s2000 but it's just that it's a hoooonnnndddaaaa which puts me off
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:37:37 PM
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This is the garage atmo....complete mess....i got the rx8 gearbox out measured up the s2000 1. face palmed myself and shut the garage door.

Got the engine and box yesterday....bit of a road trip. cranked it over off jump pack all good. led light check all there.  leap of faith but seller seemed genuine had a zakspeed capri with s2000 turbo in it!

 i just cant seem to commit to strip out the loom.  ???

wheel count is 26 not 30...down side of house...and make shift bench.

ill get wheels out asap.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:39:06 PM
Attack one job at a time, I'm sure you will have the engine and box out a few times before it stays in.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:40:14 PM
Are you going to be able to reuse the radiator and stuff?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:42:09 PM
yeah bud...just not today.

i feel this...........

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:43:38 PM
Lol. I'm sure you will be ok with it once you fire the engine uo
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:45:25 PM
all the research done yes rad fan oil cooler all good. just prop mod engine and gearbox mounts. exhaust exits same as rx8 need a custom manifold reuse big silencer. plumbing for coolant and wiring and clutch slave.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 12:50:36 PM
Lol. I'm sure you will be ok with it once you fire the engine uo

yeah thats what the misses said. then she said ill probably crash it! lol.

got a trackday friday in my 92 colt gti....that should re-ignite the passion.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:54:17 PM
I bet that's fun to drive. I was up at croft this last weekend. Only 1hour40 drive for me. Going too look at a track day there and also at oulton park but croft looks more fun as iv been around oulton already
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 12:54:39 PM
Part if the fun of racing is fixing the broken stuff
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 01:19:01 PM
Im immensely proud of what i acheaved all in garage....its been a hoot. Thats what making it so hard to strip out.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 06:22:33 PM
Sound advice Grant....made a list and went back out....gearbox is in mock up. Right no more updates this is a rotary forum afterall.
Everything that is coming out is being labelled for next project.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 06:38:55 PM
Whats my duff engine worth. Housing plates all good....all bridge port plates in good nick its only rotor and e shaft us.  Ill offer it back to Carl else ebay.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 06:45:16 PM
Due keep posting on your cars evolution, rotary forum yes but it's nice to see people work, please don't make have to join another forum to watch your progress
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 06:45:39 PM
Not sure on price tbh
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 07:01:45 PM

Ill ring Carl first still gotta be worth a chunk of change as has bridge port init.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 07:02:03 PM
Off to sort courier.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 07:26:10 PM
All done, pick up Mon Delivery Delivery Tues. Total 115.50.. £35.50 paisley freight.you got todays bargain! paypal to sarahpayne1 AT hotmail.co.uk include your phone number bud in paypal message as put a bogus 1 in booking form as not to hand. ill add to labels so driver got number.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 16, 2015, 07:34:50 PM
I can bank transfer it if you want? Probably easier for me
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 16, 2015, 07:42:35 PM
Ok bud ill pm you.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 17, 2015, 03:12:29 AM
You got big job to do. And dont worry about your garage, you should see mine, its worse than yours ;)

Btw, what happens to that another renesis motor you have? Or is it gone allready?

Grant, thanks for info, I have to to think about that :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 17, 2015, 06:46:36 AM
Still got the spare. Prob ebay. Took it out a runner. Yep massive job...chassis tunnel needs some mods. Gearbox is going in as deep as i can get to negate the extra weight in the front.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 07:51:14 PM
Wheels are all packaged up Grant ...courier proof....!. pick up tomoz.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 07:58:36 PM
Sweet. Thanks bud. Right bargain. Think iv decided that my wheels are going to be blue. Ordering some spacers this week to go on too
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:03:21 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-06-20%2017.22.14_zpsfefyhvpd.jpg)

I brought little Coltie out of retirement and did a track day friday....what a hoot. Definitely turned a few noses upwards in morning and a few eyebrows later on( more overtakes than overtaken). 105 miles on track. 1 tank of fuel......

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-06-20%2017.21.51_zpsiheqpmjv.jpg)


so ill get straight to the point.....im thinking about walking away from racing. and i can keep my Westory.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:05:29 PM
Blue will be different. seen a few cars and looks good whats your body colour again? there well packaged and checked the tyres all holding pressure. 1 has cat pee on! lol :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 08:38:40 PM
Cat pee nice! It's great/silver. It was either blue wheels or black and I just don't fancy black wheels as a fellow member on here has black wheels and same colour car
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 08:39:48 PM
I told you so:-) it about enjoying the toys you have more than winning races
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:41:25 PM
Yeah got as far as removing the gearbox and sticking the s2000 1 in there....aint done nothing since cant do it!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 08:42:38 PM
Throw the spare motor you have in:)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:44:16 PM
Yep.  And book a trackday. !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 08:45:12 PM
Exactly
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:47:07 PM
No slicks though!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 08:50:59 PM
Nah you don't need them.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 21, 2015, 08:52:44 PM
I like the latest thinking Jon  :)

Have you thought about Sprint events to do some competition? Just had great fun at a Javelin Sprint event today;

http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=83190.0 (http://mazdarotaryclub.com/forum/index.php?topic=83190.0)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 08:56:56 PM
I read your post on that and final penny in slot. Spare going in...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 21, 2015, 09:03:16 PM
 :sign0098: :PDT_Armataz_01_37:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 21, 2015, 09:04:33 PM
Just nobody mention the s2000 engine n box in the garage......not sure what my wife is gonna say.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 21, 2015, 09:34:33 PM
What engine??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on June 21, 2015, 10:07:08 PM
 :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 25, 2015, 09:05:59 AM
Is the spare in yet??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 25, 2015, 10:23:41 AM
Nope...it needs the uim taking off and engine loom modding to exit at rear of engine plus im working on an anti-surge solution in my head. The other engine is in bits for cleaning and painting so that needs to get done first.

surge...seems to me the Left side of engine with the oil spout in the centre iron and subsequent plastic reservoir could in surge conditions prob hold half the oil in the sump. Thinking about baffling the start of the spout and or removing the plastic reservoir. dipstick is the only issue as right in the way.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 25, 2015, 10:25:15 AM
Dry sump
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 25, 2015, 10:45:43 AM
Did it with a girlfriend at secondary school....prefer the real thing.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 25, 2015, 10:47:45 AM
Pmsl
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 25, 2015, 10:48:40 AM
Im still laughing now!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 25, 2015, 10:49:13 AM
That girl was a right tease.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 25, 2015, 10:49:39 AM
Hahahahahaha
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 26, 2015, 03:15:27 PM
Any sign of the wheels yet?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 03:18:31 PM
Yeh iv got the bridgestones on the car. Thought I had messaged you but must not have pressed send?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 03:19:47 PM
As daft as this sound but the car feels smoother already
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 26, 2015, 03:58:11 PM
Nice soft Bridestones.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 04:04:10 PM
Vibration from front wheel has gone too now iv swapped a balanced wheel on there. Ha
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 26, 2015, 04:10:08 PM
The auto grips are fine on the front just played havoc with the traction control on the rear with my lead boot.  All four have upto a limited 115mph no issues.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 04:12:58 PM
115? Best slow down on motorway entries then
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 26, 2015, 04:13:58 PM
My s type was limited to 115....no issues with vibration 0 to 115.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 04:16:36 PM
I don't think I have the driving skill to get traction control to activate
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 26, 2015, 04:18:33 PM
Just go round and round a big roundabout at night with empty roads...faster n faster till it kicks in.  Its very subtle.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 26, 2015, 04:19:24 PM
I will do. Can't believe I haven't bought one of these cars until mow
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 27, 2015, 06:24:27 PM
You weren't joking about the car piss were you? I had to her wash them once I
Put them on the car. Bloody stank. Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 27, 2015, 06:26:29 PM
Nope ! I was gonna wash it off but i thought the sticky tape wouldnt stick!  Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 30, 2015, 10:52:17 AM
Spare ROTARY engine is going back in today! Gearbox n prop back in. Im sweating like a pig. Planet Rock is blaring.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 30, 2015, 07:06:15 PM
Nearly done...few jobs to finish silence to go on. Oil coolers to go on and prime.  Then ready to crank...been 25 deg in garage all day....fatigue has set in. Tommorow will be running. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: shaunwil on June 30, 2015, 10:47:28 PM
Awesome news !

Shaun
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on July 01, 2015, 06:11:41 AM
 :whoo:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 01, 2015, 09:04:36 AM
Brap brap
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 12:08:39 PM
Running....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 12:12:09 PM
Gotta slave cylinder prob....hopefully justta another bleed.  Smoke like a good un.. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 12:25:58 PM
Were inlove again....arhhhhh!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 01, 2015, 01:03:40 PM
The passion that only a rotary engine can deliver
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 01:05:44 PM
Clutch sorted manual return of pedal fully up got the throw i needed.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 01:35:57 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-01%2011.59.57_zpswufq6ryo.jpg) thatll be the 2 cans of penetrating oil then,  head ache now.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on July 01, 2015, 08:40:53 PM
Were inlove again....arhhhhh!

Excellent news :0012397:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 01, 2015, 09:08:03 PM
Lol happy i u turned infact decision making been all over place.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on July 02, 2015, 12:10:02 PM
Yes, those weird comments from you, something about inline engine, gave us heart attacks ;)

I´m really happy that you went this road and choose rotary again :)

Oh, and good job mate. New engine on place and running :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 02, 2015, 04:32:52 PM
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=rx8+sump+pan&biw=1242&bih=585&site=webhp&tbm=isch&imgil=pKVxjSsWjvJxzM%253A%253BH0_5z0VBhXAnsM%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.rx8performance.com%25252Fproducts%25252Fhigh-capacity-oil-pan&source=iu&pf=m&fir=pKVxjSsWjvJxzM%253A%252CH0_5z0VBhXAnsM%252C_&usg=__2vKtXduaB2504bnOQU9Dt6CcOoQ%3D


mmmm....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 03, 2015, 12:19:11 AM
Excellent news Jon, really pleased you decided to stick with the rotary  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2015, 12:25:30 AM
Ordering the rx8 performance parts. Sump tomoz. From the UsA . Should solve the surge issue.....wanna keep my slicks as corners are where the fun is.  Looks a fantastic piece of engineering. I was goona cut up a standard 1 and do similar.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 03, 2015, 08:41:30 AM
Hiw much more grip do you get with slicks? I would imagine the contact patch is double what a normal tyre is?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2015, 11:20:41 AM
Yes and no tread block squirming about. 888s are awesome. These yoko a005 i got new where the first time i ever used slicks and wow . Like on rails.
Rx8performance.com have been selling these sumps to scca racers for 5 years and have a clever baffle trap door system....its not cheap at £300.00 though. Worth a look on there website at it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 03, 2015, 01:50:08 PM
Sump ordered....thing is how do i know if working or otherwise? Last engine i had no oil in catch tank what so ever and 2 stage alarm on oil pressure monitor 10 psi and 30 psi. These never triggered on track always seemed to have 65psi when have a sneaky look off throttle b4 a corner.   On the standard car you have the level switch ? trying to think of a system that would alert me to surge in the corners ? any ideas? This old engine has stood up well with Gavin and me using it but was not on slicks only 888's.
Dry sump? not without its issues either and complicated hassle. 
Both my race engine and this engine dont have the thermal bypass system but oil has always been constant at 80 deg C and pretty quick to warm up....what temp do the bearings get the oil ? i can warm up to that oil temp before full throttle.
any ideas help greatly appreciated...... :P gotta stay away from v    t    e    c. :)) 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 04:59:23 PM
All back together finished today.  no blimin MOT though...ran out in June. Weds earliest i can do it then for a blast.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 05:39:40 PM
Awesomeness. Plenty of English summer left too enjoy it now:);)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 05:42:46 PM
Thanks bud..all clean as well.  And got some space back in garage. I might stick that s2000 engine n box in an mx5 mk1/2....over winter....wantya think?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 05:45:04 PM
That sounds good. But I would look at an NC mx5 from the scrapers. You can get them for about £800. That's what's happening with all the bits I have left over:) just need to sneak an mx5 into my garage
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 05:49:25 PM
Mk3 would be nice but i do like a mk1. Plus before 92 no cat test and the cars are lighter. See whats about nearer the time. And hopefully Westory will not need anything........hopefully no more crash bang wallop or kaboum!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 05:51:24 PM
The only thing a mk3 needs is more power better handling etc. But you do what you want bud. It will be a very exciting car to drive no matter what
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 05:52:31 PM
Cool. You getting to grips with yours now? Trackday on the horizon?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 05:54:54 PM
Yeh I managed to get it sideways yesterday on a tiny slow speed round a bout hahahaha. Just getting my wheels sorted at the moment. Going to clean them up over next couple of weekends and paint them black just need 2 new tyres and swap the 2 bridgestones onto the painted wheel and all should be good and grippy.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 05:56:27 PM
Need to ring Clive back this week and get the spacers paid for he has for me and then look into getting some eibach lowered springs and car will look mint. I will do bits of rust repair and that over the winter. A bit at time.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 05:56:34 PM
Good man. !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 06:00:39 PM
In fact iv come out too the garage now too do some prep on the wheels. Motivation
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 06:03:56 PM
Flap wheel in a drill saves time!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 06:19:19 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/05/173de2e4d4983017d51e3059c8fe70ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 06:22:03 PM
Or 1 of those lol. Im doing nothing. Lovely.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 08:56:49 PM
Just did the one wheel tonight. Made a hell of a difference. Probably get the rest of them done this next weekend and get them painted asap
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 05, 2015, 09:00:22 PM
Gloss black or met black....subaru mica black would be very nice lots of blue metalic in the paint.? Chris my sprayer mate just done some wheels in it looks stunning......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 05, 2015, 09:02:02 PM
I just want plain black so easier to touch up. But will see. They will look a lot better than standard ones.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on July 06, 2015, 06:27:50 AM
I want MX-5 too, but they are so expensive here. :/ I want to put my LP renesis on it. ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 06, 2015, 06:45:37 AM
Come and get one from over here on a trailer.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2015, 06:48:44 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-09%2016.31.15_zpsybkuoueu.jpg)

little update: passed here mot yesterday and re-taxed for 2nd time this year....direct debit great way of saving tax cash!

been out for blast today....got an annoying intermittent misfire 6k plus :-[ which is really hard to prove on our roads in traffic. redone rpm pick up as pull hard on a crimp connection test and it pulled out so hopefully that...if not then will swap UIM and my engine loom as that was cleaned and resistance checked . all shutter valve checked and worked so ill carpet bomb it with swapping the lot.

on a plus note no leaks, rattles or hums....and this engine has 19psi oil pressure on idle warm! last engine only had 10psi....?????she is starting cleanly when hot and pops bangs and flames.

no codes other than the 1's im used too.

had some fun....blasting down the a350. lost round lanes in Longleat estate and scaring fishy's away at Shearwater lake.

cramp came lol. layby photo op.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-09%2016.30.31_zpsezni7yfx.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on July 09, 2015, 07:12:35 PM
looking good ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 09, 2015, 08:36:15 PM
Great news, looking awesome  :P - hope you get the misfire sorted.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2015, 09:59:07 PM
Big smile in face??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on July 10, 2015, 05:39:09 AM
"and this engine has 19psi oil pressure on idle warm! last engine only had 10psi..."

That is weird... I wonder why...? Anyhow, really nice to see her back in the road with brabber ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 10, 2015, 11:27:57 AM
yes was fun specially with the skinny T1r's on! on 6 til 6 nights for the weekend so misfire will have to wait til after weekend. Oil pressure ive swapped the oil coolers small front big side but cant see that making a difference happy to have more not less though! 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2015, 09:17:35 AM
Have not had a lot of time recently due to decent overtime rates in new job! ;D but managed to take out yesterday and misfire still there so carpet bombing it this morning with all ancillaries from race engine. get no codes for misfire which is strange...just hoping not low comp! this engine extremely flamesome? ( new word i made up) :P
sump is on it way from the US of A fingers crossed i can get on a track soon.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 18, 2015, 09:18:49 AM
Are you using the ecu from the bridge engine?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2015, 09:26:34 AM
Yes...but its had plenty of time to relearn...and lots of resets...powers been off 48 hrs .....its intermitent as well...just not revving out cleanly.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 18, 2015, 09:28:44 AM
Have you reset it and gone through the procedure carl says to do? Incresing throttle lightly in 3rd until max revs etc???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2015, 09:35:21 AM
I ve brake stomped. Code clears. Batt off. Driven steady it revs out clean but when i nail it getting misfire 6600 onwards....on off lots of bangs n flames...coil leads etc all from race engine so i know there good.....im just gonna swap the lot and see.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2015, 09:42:21 AM
Ohhh....front leading coil had a join for tacho soldered joint ....its covered by heatsleeve...which is know cut off and join crumbled....ill crimp on spare plug and go for a blast.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 18, 2015, 09:43:23 AM
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 18, 2015, 10:52:46 AM
That got it....horrible old manky solder joint.....i have just been down trading estate and unleashed her......back to back comparison with bridge port....bp defo got more grunt ! Mid range punch in back more extreme.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 18, 2015, 12:09:11 PM
 :bravo_2: :13: :13: :whoo:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 18, 2015, 12:12:54 PM
I think I need to drive a stock rx8 to feel the difference to the BPorts as never drive one before mine. Carl says most likely too be making 230 HP. I will dyno my car ASAP as now I know how to stop the car effecting the power run. Simply remove the fuses for the abs esp traction control gubbings and do 3 power runs, the third will give the most accurate HP
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 08:45:36 AM
This must be happening alot to cars on rollers ebd and traction control raining a cars performance in.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 09:40:43 AM
Yeh it is, it is the main cause to people getting low and crap numbers on the dyno. And probably a reason people are put off from buying rx8s too as they think they're slow.

Big discussion about it on rx8 club USA. Holding the esp button down for 10seconds doesn't work properly and you have to remember to do it after every run. Complete PITA IMO, simple easier and quicker to remove the fuses
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 09:42:28 AM
Just dont pull the" room "fuse  else i beleive youll reset the learn of the bp.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 09:45:05 AM
Yeh I will avoid that one! Iv located the correct fuse as the thread online shows it
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 09:46:55 AM
Passenger footwell fuse box bottom fuse is the room fuse do not pull.!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 09:47:40 AM
The fuse for esp is under the bonnet so no confusion
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 09:50:39 AM
Cool...be interesting to see the numbers....wonder if pulling the room fuse for a final run would drop the power as reset would put back to standard port tune. ?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 09:51:44 AM
I will find the thread for you to read. Sure they mention the room fuse too.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 09:53:21 AM
http://www.rx8club.com/series-i-major-horsepower-upgrades-93/diy-how-dyno-rx8-132083/

I think pulling the room fuse will result in
Bad juju
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 09:55:14 AM
I remember reading up on it at first install of mine....as i have a battery isolator and scrutineering checks turn it off i was losing learn. I was isolating car this way after first install...new wiring didnt wanna burn the garage down lol I know have a little permanent fused feed to ecu !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 09:59:25 AM
Soz pull for 5 secs then replace fuse...this will reset learn of bp....ecu wizardardly! Some clever boffins out there !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:01:39 AM
Yeh I wondered how the ecu kept its memory after you turn ignition off but my dad pointed out it has permanent feed like all cars. Doh
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 10:05:21 AM
Yes its the 1 and labelled as room fuse.! When doing my loom i red lined it for cutting out and when checking drawings i was like woo....whats this feed into ecu for! Goes all round the cabin too!  My car does not have the 2 little fuse boxes there long gone....ive still got the fuses though as im cheap ha ha.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:08:22 AM
Hahaha
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 10:08:30 AM
Ive got summit to tell you guys but im still trying to muster the courage....its not westory but it involves the R3!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:13:23 AM
Spill
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:13:48 AM
S2000 r3???
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Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 10:21:26 AM
In an ideal world id be Castle Combe GT champion by now and sponsored by Pettite and i would have the cash to buy it off my wife so she could get a more ecconical car for daily commute...supposed to be in Swindon 1 day a week but its regulary 3 now. Car in tax and fuel is costing here £300 a month...i now work 6 mins away from new job and allthough i really really want it i A do not have the cash and be it would never get warm !
So where looking for a  cheaper alternative lower tax and better mpg. Still needs to be fast shes a petrol head....poss an mk2 mps!  Tax is 290 a year instead of 490 and mpg is better....just doing the looky at mo.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:24:19 AM
A mazda 3 mps? I can't remember which version is which but one of those came with 255hp!! Front wheel drive, that's just nuts
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Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 10:31:54 AM
Yes i test drove 1 yesterday.....goes like stink. Torque steering nut box. After hoon indicated 27mpg. Its better suited for my wifes style of driving.
It has all the toys and more that the r3 has. Blue tooth and all that jazz that does not interest me. But front wheel drive and turbo power from 2700 revs its suits her.  I was very impressed with it wait n see poss fn2 type r but needs revving like the r3 so ive pretty much discounted it.....she should have a diesel really but she said NO!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 19, 2015, 10:34:18 AM
27mog is still better than what I got running the rx8 in!!! Hahaha
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Post by: boosted on July 19, 2015, 10:38:01 AM
She wont drive it anywhere near to its full potential and i expect it will get better mpg still. Where as driving the r3 in eco mode does not get any better than 22mpg.
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Post by: boosted on July 20, 2015, 02:12:38 PM
Done the deal Mazda 3 MPS mark2 picking it up Wed :). R3 will be for sale soon. :(  earmarked this as my car just not gonna happen. 
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:32:01 PM
Im putting the R3 up for £10K......that should take a while to sell....lol  :0012398:
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 21, 2015, 02:33:46 PM
That expensive
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:36:23 PM
Longer it takes to sell.....longer me got! Lol...prob gonna be up asking for circa 7k. Looking at whats about mileage etc. Car is immaculate and on 42k. Got to change the plate etc. So i can use for a bit.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 21, 2015, 02:37:08 PM
Has the oil pan turned up?
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:39:59 PM
Not yet....anyday now......fingers x idont get bummed on shipping duty....its 1/4 inch lower than standard.....i bottom out the other day!!!!! Drivers engine mount needs a haircut with grinder to fit it but hopefully does the job. Ill get some piccy up when it arrives.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 21, 2015, 02:40:48 PM
So you sump will be lower than subframe?
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:44:55 PM
Its lower now ! 70mm clearance....fine for track....scary on the roads....ill cant raise engine any more. Bonnet and uim fag paper clearance.  Track car so no issue...i just avoid traffic calming.
I pulled over straight away when it bottomed out no problem.  Wont go down that road quite so quick next time. If i go anywhere on road ill raise suspension. 
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 21, 2015, 02:51:44 PM
Best avoid thise curbs on track.

Hiw much did the Honda motor cost you? That one that doesn't exist?
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:52:23 PM
Also gonna go along to a local sprint event soon and see what the crack is...just concerned about seat time....seems like a lot of waiting around...but same can be said for the 1 race i did...

got a week off after tonights shift so plenty of tinkering R3 and Westory will be getting some TLC.
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Post by: boosted on July 21, 2015, 02:58:58 PM
I got the engine with most ancillaries and box with 80k on for 1900. i had to source alternator and tensioner seperate plus got throttle cable and few other bits thrown in for 100. i.e ecu. etc.....took a leap of faith as didnt not hear running but i picked up so met the chap selling....in his garage doing a zakspeed s2000 turbo conversion...ive stripped and inspected engine plus i turn it over on starter motor all good so happy....bonus when i stripped gearbox off nice new honda clutch in there. came out of his mate crashed car....got rego etc....plus he is only up the road if any probs!

it can sit there for abit! wanna do summit with it!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 11:48:00 AM
How much did you pay for your rolling chassis?
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 11:58:39 AM
If you remember correctly i bought the car with this spare in...5k. then took it all all apart and started again :57:
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:00:44 PM
How much are they without engines and gear boxes? £3,000?

My dad seems to think a kit car will be better to put my engine and things in, rather than a mk1 mx5, but the cost is much more
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:09:28 PM
Kitcars are very much like motorbikes...high in summer and low in winter.....hence there all really high atmo.....rolling chassis do pop up and engine failed 1s also. Locosts are the cheapest. Westfields and then Caterhams have a premuim due to heritage but its all a clone of original Lotus 7 design.

im in same boat do i do a car or kitcar..i fancy a tin top for when its not raining. £3k should get you rolling start winter time....

i have  a list.

mx5
Sierra
P100
datsun 120Y
mazda 323
Volvo 340...
Skoda Estelle s2000 power bonkers.
escort but silly money
Rx7 FB
rx8 and maybe a fd!



or sell engine on just fancy doing it if money permits!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:18:38 PM
My dads basis on going with a kit car is that they won't require welding, however an mx5 won't require much welding if find a good one.

And doing mx5 means I can also go drag racing aswell as doing hill climbing/sprints. And there are millions of cheap parts available. Such as a diff, as it will require coping with 500hp
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:21:49 PM
Like you say kitcar fabricate the mounts and drop it in. My car is easy to work....ive dropped box and engine in on my own....there is a rolling chassis on ebay at mo and estfield for 1800.....eastern european westfield i think! Never heard of it but looks all there.  Does it need to be road legal?
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:24:47 PM
Nah not really but it's better if it as then don't need a trailer unless it breaks lol
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:27:52 PM
Locost might be the way forward....caged ex race car. Junk the engine and box.....some are live axle indepent rear ends are more but rx8 subframe pennys will weld/ bolt in. Just time grant....amazing how much time everything takes.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:30:36 PM
I know, time is something that brought me to get rid of the rx4, with an mx5 it's all there, just throw engine and stuff in. And upgrade stuff like brakes and diff.

Add a simple roll cage for safety and stiffness and alls good
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:32:30 PM
Yes. Need to find the right kit car! If this engine blows you have first refusal on mine lol .
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:36:41 PM
Not sure the trans x lsd could cope with 500 hp though! Or the english axle....which is gonna be your prob on most sourced rolling chassis!  Need an atlas axled car.
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:40:58 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-Haynes-roadster-Locost-seven-kit-car-Toyota-mr2-powered-1-6-4age-/231629242230?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item35ee2dbf76

mmmmm! independent rear end. sell what you dont need.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:42:57 PM
Yeh those atlas axles get expensive
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:44:15 PM
thats the best of the bunch on ebay....priced to sell....ive read them all! 
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:44:29 PM
The prices are just so high. It's got to be cheap. Mx5 are like £800 and below. Probably get one from scrapers dirt cheap
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 12:52:04 PM
yeah but a lot more work...and cash in the longrun.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 12:59:46 PM
Not really, mx5 diff and half shafts for ~500hp won't be that much. Same as brakes. We shall see anyway as going to be a while yet. Mx5 doesn't weigh much either
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 01:04:30 PM
Nice to have roof as well....right im outta here bud. Things todo.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 05:44:44 PM
This would be amazing
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=191634264502&globalID=EBAY-GB
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 06:08:43 PM
Yep but goona be alot of money. Have a look at em on westfields website.
Mps is home
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 06:10:45 PM
Yeh I know just thought it looked so good.

Will have a look at westys.

MPS would def be a car I would buy, is it a 2 litre or bigger?
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 06:11:46 PM
2.3 turbo......256bhp lordy lordy.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 06:15:03 PM
Nice, bet that has bag of torque. Gonna eat through rubbers fast if driven hard. Lol
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 06:17:08 PM
Cheap tyres on the front atmo.....there going in the bin.....ill get to drive it once in a blue moon and then ill get earache
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 22, 2015, 06:18:37 PM
Buy ear defenders aka wife blockers hahaha

Found a kaaz diff for mx5s..... £700-£1,000
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Post by: boosted on July 22, 2015, 06:20:10 PM
I got the r3 now
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 02:44:32 PM
Got stung £73.00 on shipping!  :( i love giving my hard earned to the government so they can use it wisely. :angry5:
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 02:46:28 PM
That's a joke! I got £1000 worth of stuff from oz and didn't get charged a penny
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 02:50:42 PM
cheaper than an engine rebuild though ^-^
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 02:52:29 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Thruxton-GT-original-prototype-/301684231734?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item463dc80e36

this would be good for you grant............
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 02:58:37 PM
That looks great. Expensive with no engine though
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 03:01:07 PM
will take your 400hp no probs allday long though!  8)

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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 03:02:09 PM
Very true, got no brakes with it either. Great find though I will keep it flagged
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 03:04:39 PM
nice wilwood dynalite brake setup 400 ish .

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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 03:05:10 PM
Looks very much like an AC cobra
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 03:07:22 PM
Yep.at half the price. My neighbour spotted it.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 03:09:50 PM
I have someone close to me that owns an AC just need to find exactly where to "borrow"
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 06:30:44 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-23%2017.47.24_zpszdnvidkm.jpg)

ready for my new sump! should be here tomoz....got a wedding togo too, boo suck!
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:32:46 PM
Woop woop
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 06:34:31 PM
It better blimin well fit! I got to mod the drivers engine mount...all marked up ready.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:35:49 PM
Are you
Going to put slicks on and test if it works?
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 06:37:08 PM
Yep! Got to be done....
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:37:57 PM
Lol fingers crossed
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 06:39:20 PM
Yeah! Toes n arms as well.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:39:41 PM
Show laces too
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:40:10 PM
Shoe
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 06:50:00 PM
Well the wifes happy 31 mpg today......
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 06:50:40 PM
Only a bit better than my FD, lol. Got 28mog out of that. Hahaha
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:38:30 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261975076860?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261976000598?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

heres a couple crying out for 400 hp.

if i dont have a winter project Grant drop your engine off down here and ill stick it summit! Had an s12 silvia cracking car....stuck a t25 on it! Manual bleed valve iveco truck intercooler 1.6 bar....much fun....split the old t2 turbo in half at 2bar....engine took it !
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 07:40:14 PM
That datsuns cool as!!
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:41:52 PM
OH yes!!!! ice cool! keeping an eye on it! tempted by the silvia myself
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:44:28 PM
i learnt to drive in a Datsun Cherry!  8) 8) 8) was not cool at the time....remember the Cherry Turbo? my mate had 1 ! mental thing.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 07:47:00 PM
Cherry turbo? I remember fiat uni turbos! Lol
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:47:20 PM
Weird but got massive fond memorys of all the old jap mental i drove but none of the ford and vauxhall stuff!  My Sunny GTi done 80k in that
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:49:33 PM
Cherry turbo? I remember fiat uni turbos! Lol

had 1....had a oil fed oil pressure guage ...it snapped the pipe off and sprayed me with hot oil! rapid thing. mate bought it and rolled it.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 07:49:38 PM
Iv had 5 cars. Mini, rx7, rx4, focus, and rx8
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 07:50:09 PM
Just looked at them
On
YouTube. Looked fun to drive
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 07:50:40 PM
Ive had alot of cars! too many to count!
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Post by: clive on July 23, 2015, 07:59:59 PM
That datsuns cool as!!

Ok, seeing this, how about starting a thread in chit chat the cars I had before my currant rotary ?
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Post by: boosted on July 23, 2015, 08:03:54 PM
Sorry Clive weve just been debating what car Grant can put his rotary in.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 23, 2015, 08:05:36 PM
Iv started a thread :)
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Post by: re japi on July 24, 2015, 04:35:35 AM
Clive, thats a good idea... :)

Btw, I believe that fastest Datsun Cherry Turbo in the world lives here in Finland. ;) Ugly, but fast. Ill try to find video clip...
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 10:07:21 AM
bung Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
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bung meaning, definition, what is bung: a round piece of rubber, wood, etc. that is used to close the hole in a container. Learn more.

sump arrived...got a gert big hole init turbo oil return..........i asked for a bung to be fitted ! :angry5:

looks nice though.  need to buy a tap and a BUNG!
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 11:10:37 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-24%2010.22.32_zpsmgc9v4v7.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-24%2010.23.22_zpswbcpz6fu.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-24%2010.25.37_zpsaad8ytmp.jpg)

this will be fitted along with thermal bypass pellet and RB oil press regulator. 

sump has 1 way trap door system and hold 7 litres of dino juice.
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Post by: re japi on July 24, 2015, 12:25:50 PM
Looks awesome!  :c029:
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 12:28:16 PM
Yeah buddy impressed with it. Lovely welds...hope it works. Get this last set of mods done....then nail it time.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 24, 2015, 05:39:34 PM
So does the trap door hold oil in that one area so the oil pickup doesn't starve oil and bearings don't fail?
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 05:40:10 PM
Yep. Hopefully.
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 07:01:27 PM
Soz hic grant at a wedding today.
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 07:29:49 PM
Bloody ell sat with the wifes accountant chums....
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 11:03:55 PM
The beer iala t4 talking. 1 way or another. 
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 11:05:23 PM
8ods delete mr frunky dunby hic got rotRary feveeeeer
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 11:07:50 PM
Im in da dog  do daaaa
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Post by: boosted on July 24, 2015, 11:10:59 PM
But i will will win.
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Post by: boosted on July 25, 2015, 01:01:59 AM
Opps just a little worse for wear..;)
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Post by: boosted on July 25, 2015, 01:14:00 AM
Any tuners out there wanna build me an engine?
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Post by: boosted on July 25, 2015, 11:16:55 AM
Wont be touching the car today...bad hangover. 
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 25, 2015, 11:17:16 AM
Hahaha
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Post by: boosted on July 25, 2015, 11:19:32 AM
I am hanging. Very good wedding.  Note to self Pimms makes you wobbly.
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Post by: re japi on July 25, 2015, 06:23:34 PM
I am hanging. Very good wedding.  Note to self Pimms makes you wobbly.

 :singing: lol
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Post by: boosted on July 27, 2015, 03:44:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-27%2015.23.15_zpsstgdi0ol.jpg) took a pasting....

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-27%2015.22.07_zps3ypceatr.jpg)

passenger side extra cavity to hold oil and relocated drain plug.....oil return hole was infact recess for level sensor my mistake so sump comes ready to install with new bolts......so i am going to use this to feed a light on dash....surge and level warning taken care off!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-07-27%2015.22.51_zpsbok7pin9.jpg)  drivers side. mock fitted at mo as uprated press. reg going in.....fits like a dream.  got another 2 weddings this year....think ill drive for those lost the whole weekend to feeling fragile.
one big positive this is the first time sumps come off this spare engine and not a hint of bearing swarf init atall 8) so with new baffled sump and surge warning press and thermal mod....i can wear my slicks out! :P
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Post by: Casey on July 27, 2015, 06:54:12 PM
Looking good Jon  :)
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Post by: boosted on July 27, 2015, 09:33:08 PM
Cheers Casey....cracked my breaker bar knuckle trying to undue e shalt bolt! Aint budging. Locked in gear. Misses on brakes aint having none of it. Impact gun no room. 
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Post by: boosted on July 30, 2015, 04:10:21 PM
Well got up from nights and nice ups arrived 5 mins later with my new press reg from MRP. So duly fitted...rtv silicone on sump...good 24 hrs to cure and where ready. The thermal bypass pellet is not in..breaker bar is broke so that will be another day when "donk" comes round again. Clearance is low so road wheels are coming off as there only 45 profile so the 888s will go on which will give 7mm more ground clearance. Hopefully can get out on road this weekend for some fun.
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 05:33:39 PM
Right need some help.....all back together but rev just toward 6k....a misfire then revs out clean.....this triggers a lean code p0171......maf cleaned....all intake off and no vac leaks.....sticky ssv? The vacuum controlled ports are fine.....the motor 1?   This sound right.? I havent swapped it as got take the steering off to get to it.....box of matches!!!!
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 06:04:48 PM
Nah aint that free as a bird....maf....?
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 06:15:25 PM
Maf it is! Nicked the r3s! Got a spare here somewhere....cant find.
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 06:19:20 PM
Ive put the matches back on the top shelf....right lets put it all back together and go for a blast.
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 07:21:08 PM
Horrible breakout misfire at top end.....raaaa!!!! Oil tight sump though..looks the biz. And mahoosive engine oil pressure.
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 07:34:03 PM
Engine low comp?
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 07:59:55 PM
back to basics tomoz...pull the sparks. take the non gen coil off doing the rpm and fit a used gen. full reset. take for motorway cruise....and see whats what. no joy then comp test time.
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Post by: boosted on July 31, 2015, 10:52:00 PM
Heres a question.....can you have a low comp top end misfire but starts fine hot? I know im getting fuel and plenty of it..flames aplenty....vexxed bigtime....
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Post by: re japi on August 01, 2015, 05:14:24 AM
Horrible breakout misfire at top end.....raaaa!!!! Oil tight sump though..looks the biz. And mahoosive engine oil pressure.

That is weird... umm...

How much is oil pressure?
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 06:29:15 AM
Gone from 65psi to 100psi.
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Post by: clive on August 01, 2015, 09:03:57 AM
If you now have no error codes its now a process of elimination, i would start by looking at then changing plugs first
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 10:13:19 AM
Its very weird...plugs leads coils maf all from race engine and new and no issues on that. Had no issues on this spare when last used....the gremlins have snuck in the garage and twiddled with everything. It was fine after i changed the coil plug . Maf gone bad since and now this horrible misfire occurs at 7000 plus.
Gonna go for a cruise in her to log some fuel trims and maybe a code. If not then carpet bombing, swapping the top of the engine with the other 1 and engine loom and evicting the pesky gremlin.

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Post by: re japi on August 01, 2015, 11:03:27 AM
If theres no error codes, problem is mechanical, right? So its not maf then...?
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 11:09:20 AM
Had a p0171 code...lean fuel condition as wrong reading from maf...not lean infact but ecu being told wrong airflow reading...that was the stutter b4 6k...now on load i have a misfire 7k above....so  need to drive it so ecu can hopefully pop a code to point me in right direction....gonna head to motorway so can varry revs and load.
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 11:12:01 AM
Varry! I mean vary.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 01, 2015, 11:19:56 AM
Dodgy injector?
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 11:25:24 AM
Could be but seems more sparky tome as flames and bangs...will get swapped out with manfiold.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 12:21:46 PM
Handheld scanner is same as phone according to the police. Let me off nice chap.
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Post by: re japi on August 01, 2015, 12:27:15 PM
Aa crap... :/
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 01:24:28 PM
Got let off so no prob. Just got back...its still there....went for a bit...defo spark related..gonna change the engine loom after it cools...so much fun woke me up.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 01:55:45 PM
Well if the lim coming off ill do the SB port mod for 275bhp.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 02:02:58 PM
The wagging pointy finger is on the horizon.keeping my head down.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 01, 2015, 02:24:01 PM
SB port mod?
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Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 03:31:44 PM
Need a herd of cows for the sb mod....trying some new sparks.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 03:57:14 PM
Nope ....mmmm gonna be bald at this rate.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 01, 2015, 04:29:33 PM
Well if the lim coming off ill do the SB port mod for 275bhp.

Dont understand?

Hmm... Coils are good? Trigger wheel and sensor?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 04:35:20 PM
Everything on this engine was good on old except loom...was gonna change today but ended up swapping other things....wed i will change engine loom and lim and uim. No codes....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 07:00:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHj4PNesyoI

can never get youtube thingy to work.

dont do this to my car usually....but you car here breakdown of ignition. flames are fun though.
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 01, 2015, 07:27:15 PM
Did that with my car, but was over 9,000 rpm lol.

That can be a number if things. Coils not charging fully at high rpms. Ignition cut, over fueling. Best way to fix is change one thing at a time
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 01, 2015, 07:33:23 PM
Everything is new! And worked on old engine bud. Changing the whole top of engine and loom. Maf went bad on this engine...short bad earth or connection. Will be wed next oppurtunity its the wifes birthday weekend so out for din dins tomoz and keep pointy finger in the holster....sounds nice though dun it...wanna book a trackday but cant til sorted.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 01:57:55 PM
Half way through....engine loom out. Lim gotta stay as no clearance tried it. unless i pull engine..swapping all injectors instead. If this dont sort out the lot going on ebay ! .....and im not kidding....including "other"engine. Starting to be a high maintenance girlfriend with no leg over! Lol
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Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 03:52:36 PM
Well shes running....time for clean up...pray to rotor god and go for a blast....
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Post by: re japi on August 05, 2015, 04:26:38 PM
 :PDT_Armataz_01_37:
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Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 04:38:49 PM
All bodywork back on...gonna have to wait a bit as trading est gets busy 4pm on . Hope the rotor god is in a good mood.
Engine loom changed.
Ssv and port valve.
All injectors
E shaft sensor.
Throttlebody and uim
All earths cleaned.
Along with everything else.
Garage looks look a rotor jihad bomb factory.
Frikin hope this is it else its engine on way out.
My patience cant take much more nor my wallet nor my back and my tendon torn shoulder!  Didums me! Lol...nah im serious been a hoot but if this aint got it its all going im goona go back to tracking the colt.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 05:49:04 PM
Nah rotor god day off...engines gotta be dieing....still got a hi end intermitent misfire....westfield rx8 swap for fishing kit?
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Post by: re japi on August 05, 2015, 06:36:29 PM
...shiet... :( what a h**l is wrong with it...?

I feel your pain mate... :/
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Post by: exiled-viking on August 05, 2015, 07:07:02 PM
Ho no hope you can get things fixed soon, but I know where your coming from I am getting depressed with my build as well :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 07:13:19 PM
Weird as it was great no issues when i pulled it out. Ive pulled battery off....gonna do a 20 brake stomp tomoz and go for a drive...i got no codes other than my usual 1s. Its rather annoying.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 07:17:19 PM
Whats happening with yours Tony?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on August 05, 2015, 10:05:43 PM
got a few Issues but cant say till we do a little more investigative work but the cars in london till i can get to it next week its more downs than ups well thats just life i suppose then again theres always some one worse off than me ;)
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Post by: boosted on August 05, 2015, 10:09:34 PM
Fingers x for you.
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Post by: exiled-viking on August 05, 2015, 10:27:18 PM
thanks man hope you get to the bottom of your faults as well
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 08:11:44 AM
can someone tell me the min and max e shaft endplay please? i noticed some movement in/out in eccentric shaft when i took the alternator belt and bracket off to change the loom.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 06, 2015, 08:17:41 AM
Jon, are you sure this is not a fuel pump that's either running out of puff, picked up some muck or the voltage has gone down ??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 08:20:35 AM
Its defo summit to try Clive. I have a spare. Thats now first on the list today! Thanks.
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Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 09:39:04 AM
Its out and dis assembled...both filters dirty with blue explo safe foam debris...not loads but defo impeding flow. Getting the pressure reg off to see if made through pump.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 10:06:44 AM
Mmm. Confident hasnt got into pump and filters done there job...its a walbro and new when engine went in....got 2 old standard pumps here.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 10:20:59 AM
Nah ....manage to seperate pump from hose.. .grey fuel not good...full of swarf...looks like gearpump to me...lets try a standard...Clive....if its sorted your getting a big sloppery kiss mazda day! Lol
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Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 10:43:40 AM
Just a thought; what kind of safety fuel tank you have? Because cheap tanks have bad foam in them. They melt after awhile and blocks fuel lines...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
My neighbour just said that....i put the explo safe fuel cubes in....he said a mate had same problem...blue foam swarf everywhere..  mmmm not getting ahead of myself but im rebuilding fuel pump assembly now with a old standard pre foam pump.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 11:50:48 AM
No sloppy kiss Clive.. .still misfiring...top end revs horrible
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 01:21:19 PM
Sorry but i forgot, have you checked fuel pressure?
Do you have external fuel pressure regulator?

For some reason, I think that problem is in ingition, not in fueling...

Btw, does everybodys tapatalk work fine? Mine is running slow. For couple of weeks now...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 01:32:08 PM
Ive just had a lenghty chat with Clive...i have no external fuel pressure gauge using the stock pot assembly with built in reg....gonna pull fuel pump again and put a spare reg in. Also this ecu used to run the bridgeport so not sure if me going WOT without a gentle re learn is confusing ecu what with self tuning..although done numerous resets.  Im not sure if fuel or spark. I get no codes for misfire. Engine is starting better hot than cold !
I know what it isnt! Which is part of the process.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 01:33:16 PM
Ref tapatalk...seems ok this end slight delay when hitting the post button.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 04:52:04 PM
If there is no error codes, then is have to be mechanical problem. In my mind anyway ;)

One thing I dont undertand is that how that ecu learns setup for high revs if it wont let you go and stay there...??? And if you have reseted it many times allready, it cant be it...

One thing I have heard is that if tricker wheels sensor (dont remember what its called) resonates at high revs, it confuses ecu. So check that...

I cant work, trying to figure out this problem too ;) so you are not alone mate :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 04:58:40 PM
I ve been fishy in take again and change reg as well as pump! Changed the fuel pipe incase delaminated inside! O2 sensor...? Literally last thing but when you go WOT goes open loop on fuel tables....waiting for traffic to ease up ill change anyway.
Thanks bud for thinking about it..me bald....pulled all my hair out!
If this does not solve think  my loom coming out to look at connections in fuse box. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 05:01:32 PM
Theres no wheel sensors on my car. No drivers aids atall infact just the gimp behind the wheel!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 05:08:16 PM
Was it called HAL sensor that is above tricker wheel?

Anyhow, Im bald allready so I dont mind scarching my head ;)

And why it start better when cold???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 05:10:53 PM
E shaft position sensor ( or crank angle position sensor on a piston)......guess what.....i changed it....i have spare everything! Lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 05:48:45 PM
Yes, thats it. :) my head doesent work today...

Lol you shoulf have 3 of every part. ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 06:02:36 PM
Been for blast....no joy. 7500 it breakdowns in 3rd ....ok in 2nd gear??? Wtf! Using alot of fuel as well. No codes.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 06:31:38 PM
Acceleration pump failure...?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 06:34:58 PM
Wait...? So it revs ok in 2nd gear? But doesent in higher gears? And speeds?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 06:41:29 PM
Spark plugs color? Can you see if its running lean or rich?

If she runs ok in lower speeds but but starts to misfire in higher speeds, could it be that she has intake leak. So it gets too much air forced into intake...?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 06:48:20 PM
Soz bud chatting to neighbour...pulling them now.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 06:56:45 PM
There blacker than the other day.....just throwing this out there....higher oil pressure.....means more oil injected by omp? Oil level dropped a bit but sump is huge compared std ......when does the omp inject....im clutching at straws....ive seen 110 psi oil pressue.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 06, 2015, 07:12:16 PM
Black plugs is massive over fuel. The misfire is happening around the area where the bridge ports on a renisis open so it has to be that IMO ?? More airflow demands more fuel from the ecu. Have you thought to put the ecu in and rx8 and reset it there? As in your car you have changed so much from stock it may not reset in your car?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:18:55 PM
It was missing from moment spare went in. Ive brake stomped it battery off which in my car is off...maybe a gentle extended drive cycle to detune?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 06, 2015, 07:22:06 PM
Yep, just think how much low load tuning the ecu gets when you have to do 1,000 mile run in and then do the porting run in. Mine still sometimes is a little hesitant depending on the weather etc

I have noticed that my car is way more powerful when there's moisture in the air.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 06, 2015, 07:29:43 PM
So its running rich. Wtf? Cant be intake leak then... ???

Omp is working thru rev range. Is it? Cant imagine that oil pressure in there would cause that. Besides, ecu should notice that too and amount of oil injected is so small...

I dont get it...  :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:34:04 PM
Im open to all ideas and going for a drive is easier than finding a component left unchanged lol...sparks are blacker than the other day and prob only done 40 miles....what is the porting running in?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:35:45 PM
Dont think oil press now just clutching at straws....miss was there from begining its just more pronouced now as was waiting for sump and reg to go on.....
No leaks....tested everything.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:41:13 PM
Trying to upload plugs photo.....ive upgraded to windows 10 and dropbox not synching ...doh.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 06, 2015, 07:44:14 PM
3rd gear increase rev gradually until
Max revs reached and WOT. Same again in 4th from low rpms. Then do it in lower gears
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:50:03 PM
Gotta be the same detuning....ive not done that...ive just floored it. Lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 07:58:53 PM
Thing is i have no room fuse and if i pull pos terminal off which i have done...ecu is totally dead and reset?
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Post by: exiled-viking on August 06, 2015, 08:28:42 PM
where you get the coils from the only D585 coils I would use are from BHR not the uk version I not saying theres anything wrong with the uk ones just it seems that theres more complaints about misfiring or loss of power when there fitted,  have you checked the wiring loom from the crank sensor to the ECU, could one of your ignition leads be faulty, bad earth you probably checked most of this could you try to fit you old coils back on see if you get any other results, I have a almost the same problem. good luck mate I be checking mine out next week.

I do my ECU restarts by disconnecting the battery terminal and reconnecting after 12 hours the ECU goes into a limp mode I then just start from the key/start button NO touching the throttle (the throttle will rise and fall and start a fresh learn) for 30 mins the ECU will relearn, switch off rest for 5 mins switch back on the ECU/engine should then Idle reset windows ,DSC, traction control, etc (don't think you have to do this part) then take it for a drive it should learn and reset, ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 08:38:09 PM
These are very new and from a very reputable source ( MRP :P)  did not mis on old engine. ive resitance checked the magnecor leads alll good new sparks, new engine loom spare e shaft sensor....ive got a new non gen coil on front housing trailing as for a reason unknown my digi dash wont pick up the revs...tried a spare gen coil on that....ive verified every coil sparking. I will try my used spare set tomoz its very very strange.
the miss has been there since the spare went in but it was good when pulled out.....i did empty 2 cans of pentrating oil in the sparky holes when it was layed up and turn it religously.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on August 06, 2015, 09:36:26 PM
well you cant get better than MRP  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 06, 2015, 09:38:30 PM
Yep! Getting desperate gonna play swappy swap relays tomoz.
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Post by: C J R on August 07, 2015, 08:07:53 AM
Hi, with fear of offering just another set of topics to this complicated problem and not being able to provide a definitive answer... I experienced black plugs when the FD engine was rebuilt and not run in. My problems were finally identified as;
1. Plugs were wrong type, NGK 9's and should have been 10's & 11's. (already had HKS Spark assist module, but it masked wrong plug type)
2. Loom looked ok, but one wire to coil pack was shorting in the loom !!
3. Crank sensor lead from loom was fitted, but the bracket attaching the sensor to the front of engine was cracked, so it ran ok on tick over, but once car was moving, ECU received incorrect signals (this problem took a long time to find).
4. Crank timing wheel was slightly bent, so sensor could not pick up a good signal.

All of the above were identified at different times (if we identified them at the same time it would have saved me, Clive, Kerim and Jaydee a whole heap of time). Thanks guys for sticking with it and finally finding all of the above.

So, I'm not saying these are related to your symptoms, but I offer them as problems I encountered which may lead you to a solution.

Good luck (I know how annoying this is for you).

Chris 
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Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 09:13:21 AM
That 3rd and 4th I was trying to explain but couldnt cause my english ;)

We have seens these things lately in rallycross cars here. Vibration is confusing ecu. And some times just when car front suspension gets hit, same result. I know that one bad sensor mounting "broke" haltech...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 09:19:14 AM
Thanks guys all help greatly appreciated....im gonna have a look at crank wheel (e shaft profile wheel) in a mo as it does have a very slight wobble.....im swapping plugs again as there out at mo.
Only got a few hours today as on 6 til 6 nights for weekend ill let you know.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 09:40:23 AM
Trust me, your problem is confusing me (and us) aswel... ;)

Yesterday I had chat with ecu guru. He is wondering and thinking that problem too... :D he said that seems like some kind of sensor fault. But dunno... Also he said that you and we should use volvo and saab engines! I replyed that go f your self! :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 09:47:28 AM
Lol...saab is vauxhaul erghh z20let alright engine...and well volvo engines just too heavy and big! But none of them make power without turbos.. .
I mustve damaged summit putting in but no incident comes to mind.
Checking e shaft profile plate, copper fuel line in tunnel incase it got squashed somehow, digi dash disconnect in case interfering with coils  and swapping to a used set and go for a gentle drive part throttle pulls.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2015, 09:48:13 AM

Trust me, your problem is confusing me (and us) aswel... ;)

Yesterday I had chat with ecu guru. He is wondering and thinking that problem too... :D he said that seems like some kind of sensor fault. But dunno... Also he said that you and we should use volvo and saab engines! I replyed that go f your self! :D

Volvo and Saab don't do rotary engines though?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 09:48:55 AM
Rotor god is punishing me whilst that other engine is sat in corner of garage.... 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2015, 09:49:28 AM
I'm still saying it's the ecu
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 09:50:53 AM
Heading to the motorway for some 3rd gear cruising in higher revs. Its a lovely day here.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 12:07:47 PM
Older saab engines are good. And volvo engine that my friend is using in his lada isnt that big actually... And makes good power... But true, they need turbos ;)

But if problem is in ecu or in wirings, should it make error codes? But I agree with grant, some thing might be messing system cause when high rev ports kicks in, then problems start...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 12:08:32 PM
Made it to Bath junction m4...just stretching my legs....3rd gear gentle pulls on m4 it revs out to 8800. Wtf like a rev limiter. Couldnt help doing some flames.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 12:11:31 PM
No codes pulled over this time to read. Gentle drive back but i think its fuel related its like it being strangled...big thanks guys for suggestions id run out of ideas.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 12:20:58 PM
So if its fuel related... Do you have so called acceleration pump there? If that is gone or going to brake?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 01:00:05 PM
My brakes are non servo totally seperate...fuel pump is 12v ive shorted out the 6v resistor shunt...BUT. i confirmed it still missed...but i managed 4 3rd pulls to 8800....is this thing learning? Flames and bangs greatly reduced.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 01:09:25 PM
Im just having a breather at my mate garage...as my feet got really hot...its getting better wierd.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 01:47:00 PM
Just got home....its not solved but defo better. If its just learning the ecu must eeprom inside ??? Almost like it needs reflashing or summit to wipe the bridge learn....maybe hookum but its better no codes.less popping n bagging on lift off....thats all folks from me im on nights for 3 days woohoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 02:31:37 PM
Whens this dyno Grant....all important number i need!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 02:39:16 PM
I ment broke not brake :)

So maybe its learning. Ecu might have same kind of ghost map still somewhere hidden so it thinks its bridge port engine still... Dunno if its possible in those ecus but I have heard that haltech is like that. If there is many maps in memory, its possibility that thesre is so called ghost map and iy confuses ecu sometimes...

Well, Im really cald if its getting better. Even I dont have any hairs left and im bald afterall ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 02:47:21 PM
Lol....not out of woods yet but miss has moved further up rev range so would suggest learning...back to motorway monday afternoon for some more some more learning. Thankgod its road legal would of been a mare taking to a trackday. My garage is wrecked...car parts and tools everywhere. I hope this is it. Defo need to revisit fuel pump set up though. Could do without nightshift tonight dun in...useless trying have nap. A neighbours jetwashing his patio....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2015, 04:19:33 PM
Not got time at the moment to get it dynod. Soon as I get a day off I will get it taken in as they only do dynos on week days
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 04:21:36 PM
Hmm, seems like a cant type. Lots of typos in my previous message...:)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 04:35:11 PM
Seems you where right Grant....and the big pile of bits and my hair have made no difference.  Needs more learning wait n see time.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2015, 04:35:54 PM
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 07, 2015, 04:59:22 PM
You get the big sloppy kiss :P if your right.....you might hope your wrong now..... :))

has anyone dyno'd a bridgport...ive read pages and pages of bickering over on rx8 club and no dyno graph.  :angry5: ::)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 07, 2015, 05:33:53 PM
Yes, I have to learn about that ecu too. It really confuses me! :) problem is that where I can get info about it...

Jon, I have been wondering that too. Everybody talks about bp renesis but no one shares hard facts and info about dyno sheet... Somewhere I did read that there is no big gain in horses but torque curve and behaviour of bp engine is awesome...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 07, 2015, 05:37:27 PM
Well from my point of view is that the bridge increases the power band all the way too 9500 rpm rather than it peaking at what ever it peaks at, higher peak HP and higher revs = quicker car. However I haven't driven a standard engine.

If BP didn't give any advantage then why did they bother porting any motor ever??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2015, 12:01:40 PM
Ok, one thing still confuses me: If ecu still learning, why its so running rich? Should it run lean? Or is the air flow to engine, thru bridge ports so much bigger and better that it really messes up ecu setups...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2015, 01:34:50 PM
Yes more airflow more fuel. So running rich. Its must be expecting that extra airflow so injecting more fuel and messing up afr. It make sense as wide open throttle goes into open loop and used map tables stored in ecu so these must be overwritting them selfs with the feedback from the engine....so doing resets only resets fuel trim for cruise ? Maybe bs road miles will tell. The bps on the tertiary ports so i need to do some gentle pulls to higher revs when the car is in closed loop in order for the car to build its own map?
I really hope so as there is no engine component left to change....this engine done quite a few miles and if with the new sump etc can handle track abuse without bearing failure will rebuild the bp. Ive pretty much abandoned racing for now just want to get it out on track and prove this set up.
I gotta pull the sump the rtv silicone is weeping oil. Dont seem to like the alloy to cast mating surface it started weeping after a few heat cycles.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 08, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
As soon as you increase the airflow into any engine whether it porting or turbo it demands more fuel.

If you can see the ecu changing fuel then it's learning, a few miles of gentle throttle increases etc should see it through, once you have confidence it's cleared try a few WOT goes, higher revs every time until about 9,000 rpm. I don't think you need to rev it beyond that as power will drop off before that on a standard motor
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2015, 02:10:28 PM
does seem to suggest that the 20 brake/room fuse reset procedure does not do alot! i had the battery terminal off for over 24 hrs as well so this data must be permanently written into ecu. Hangin from night shift ill take it out when fresh but off to tidy garage as a frikin mess.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 08, 2015, 02:11:49 PM
Yes, offcourse, that makes sense. Doh... ;)

I really have to consentrate to work now. All my posts have been brainfarts and full off typos... :D

So if ecu reset doesent reset maps, what does it reset? :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 08, 2015, 02:47:39 PM
Need a few more miles yet...could all be brain farts.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 14, 2015, 06:42:19 PM
So sump off and bolts supplied with sump bottom out in blind hole just as acting on flange so you think your torquing up but in fact not. Each bolt need at least 1mm shortening....thatll explain the weepage. Old bolts too short new bolts too long. Hey ho hacksawing 30 odd bolts. Id write an email to seller but not worth the blood pressure...sump is lovely customer service cuffy!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 14, 2015, 07:57:48 PM
1mm cutting disk on grinder, 5 min job OR PUT 2mm washer on
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 14, 2015, 08:05:01 PM
About to blow a fuse...sump off twice now its set so gotta start again...cap heads not starting cleanly due to cut ends and falling off t bar inside sump meaning removal again.....need new correct bolts.....walking away before i kick it off the axle stands....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 14, 2015, 08:05:59 PM
Free to collector had enough of it !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2015, 09:30:10 AM
Im gonna sell it guys getting no enjoyment anymore. Hopefully whole if not its worth a fortune in bits.
5k for whole car including 3 sets of wheels spare stripped bridgeport and immense spares package.
Comfirm old engine takes abuse without bearing failure with new sump and pressure mod. Rebuild and install bridgeport and youll  have a serious track weapon.
Ive spent over 12k get yourself a bargain.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 15, 2015, 09:43:01 AM
GLWTS, what are you thinking of spending the money on if you manage to sell it?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 15, 2015, 09:43:18 AM
How much did you pay for the MPS?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2015, 09:57:27 AM
Mps was 9700 i haggled a lot and took a trade deal as car warrantys useless anyway. Money back in bank . Race dream its done . Ive got my colt track car still only 130bhp but it can go round combe in 1.24 and mix it with boost boys.
I gotta stop spending on the Westfield.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 15, 2015, 09:59:10 AM
No body ever got rich racing rotaries
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2015, 10:11:57 AM
Nah...any club racing its for the enjoyment and when your getting no racing and spending all your time in the garage grates a bit. That said bearing failure should be sorted with this sump and press reg that should have been in already and away you go . Somebody will get a bargain id rather sell complete but if i have to break i will. I got no interest putting the s2000 lump in thatll be on ebay soon as well. The shogun will go as well.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 15, 2015, 11:46:17 AM
Sad to read and can say I know how you feel, one season I committed to an engine sponsor who saw me win many races the previous season then armed with his "experimental" engines rather than my own, I lost 5 engines sat on the in-field won no races and changed formulas at the end of the season as the easiest way to get out of the engine deal.

Three times over the years I have sold up------- and come back-------------- this time round, had not so many people helped along the way I too my have thrown the towel in------------but------------------------yesterday I drove and felt a fully mapped car finally that finally goes how it should---------and that's all it takes----------just one good run and all the enthusiasm comes flooding back ;)

Now booked for a Brands evening session Tuesday week just as a systems check on track and then off to Coombe for the following Nippon round.

Jon--------- before a final decision my advise would be, get back in the colt to get out on track, this will then let  you realise what an awesome car you have been battling to build and want to continue---------------------maybe.         
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2015, 11:54:51 AM
Thanks Clive. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2015, 02:20:44 PM
Yes racing makes peoples mad. And broke... :/

But I agree with Clive. I really hope that you will continue to work and race with Westory... Even though at this point it seems impossible and pisses you off.. Take a little brake, just to get your batterys full and start to work on her with new energy...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2015, 02:53:34 PM
Thanks bud....Mr Angry yesterday....lost me cool which hasnt happened since the 80s! Sump now on was a pig tbh had to retap every hole as full of black super sticky rtv extreme black mo fo sticky stuff...still got a clump in my hair from yesterday!
Got them 4 blind bolts in finally I went and got some correct length
Lol i booked a holiday in 2 weeks as cancelled track day booked for friday as not ready. Hoping to get out in it tomoz for some more learning/proving not some gremlin misfire.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 11:41:37 AM
Bit of feedback on the sump from RX8 performance in US of A. actual sump is fantastic, well made and fits a treat. New longer than standard bolts supplied where too long meaning went tight bottoming out on blind holes instead of applying clamping pressure on the mating flange. It starts to then goes tight giving you illusion you are !  :(. I replaced the bolts with shorter 1s the standard bolts are ok once you have 4 longer 1 in place else impossible to get the thread to start.
 As you can see on passenger side there is a large chamber for the oil and with the 3 gated doors holds oil within the centre pick up area. The low level sensor is exchanged from old sump and this holds a full 6.5 litres of dino juice. it sits 3mm lower than a standard sump and the drain plug has been relocated to rear. i exchanged supplied nylon sump washer for a copper 1 as not a good seal atall. The supplied sump bolt is magnetic as well.

The faff comes in when fitting the 4 passenger side cap heads which fit through a hole in the bottom of the sump so cap head fits on end of t Bar up through hole and you feel your way in thread. Obviously if the cap head falls off its inside sump meaning pulling down and stringy go everywhere. First time i fitted first time but once i cut down became immpossible to start and fell off. new bolts 100% 5 time lucky.

summary excellent product let down by fitting kit. and lack of instructions and replies to emails.

Does it work....no idea as of yet!  few piccys.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-16%2010.49.02_zpsys3l1ycn.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 11:42:09 AM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 11:43:02 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-14%2018.44.24_zpsbidybkcm.jpg)

this is as far as the supplied bolts went into the blind hole :angry5:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 11:44:25 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-16%2010.49.18_zpsofcuojww.jpg)

chamber on left side hold more oil and plated over to stop surge on right handers.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 11:45:15 AM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 16, 2015, 05:02:35 PM
Good to see you up and at it again  ;)

Speaking  as a man who has bashed in two new FD sumps on the RX-8 Race car, Jon you have got to raise that engine up or the kerbs are going to eat your nice shinny sump.

I just raised my engine a little on spacers and its fine now
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 05:14:50 PM
Lol its as high as i can go at mo....defo a concern exceeding track limits but with this misfire aimt going no where....just done 2 motorways junctions learning....but misfires come back with a vengeance. Fuel pressure gauge to be ordered. Shes all over the place on idle as well. Nearly dieing then picking up which is a new 1 from today....drives absolutely lovely up to 6500. Rough as after that...no codes again.
1 positive sump not leaking.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 05:22:40 PM
Just took 10 secs to hot start usually 2 secs to catch....what is going on...gotta be low comp.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 16, 2015, 05:28:40 PM
I think you need to get another ecu from a standard car to try that
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 05:37:12 PM
I got 1 but need key/coil/ kas module.....thing is everything was working 100% from start to mechanical failure of last engine. This engine had a misfire from the start and today was the worst. Comp test next else all im doing is flogging a dead horse and getting greyer by each component changed.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 16, 2015, 08:21:51 PM
Fuel press gauge tester ordered so i can check 4 bar on full load. That ll be here tues/ wed. Working so do that test see where we are and make decision on those results wether to comp test or not.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 01:00:05 PM
Testers here but lashing down with rain...doh!  side note owned 4 series 1 231 rx8's....ive been driving the R3 lately WOW...the handing on s1 is great on the r3 its epic and that diff really sorts the gearing. What a car seriously tempted to have it off the wife.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 19, 2015, 02:29:46 PM
I wouldn't want to gearing out if the r3 I think it would be waaay to short, even revving to 9500
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 02:33:43 PM
Makes the car feel faster. Id go more 5.1 lovely acceleration...dont need top end on a road car.  Wish i had the cash...car is lush. Handling is sublime.
Well got 4 bar fuel press on idle...just pissing down so cant test on load.
Checked apv all good.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 19, 2015, 02:36:43 PM
Makes first gear redundant though which kind if is anyway in my car as only use it to set of then put it in second
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 02:38:50 PM
Yeah fast n furious gearbox action. You seen Carls website......interesting renny info!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 19, 2015, 02:45:21 PM
No haven't looked for a while, will have a gander now thoigh
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 02:46:46 PM
Worth a look....its a coming soon teaser.....that for me is big shiny carrot!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 03:26:33 PM
Some info....been running in garage few rev outs 4 bar stable.

But my eyes are stinging...and massive flames coming off throttle....goona check hi power injectors are on right ....but massive flames coming off throttle ? Talking 1m ball of flame.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2015, 05:28:03 PM
I knew they right but i checked anyway. all hi power injectors on right....did notice that sometimes not getting 4 bar only 2 bar when turning ignition on for fuel prime....Hoping weather better tomoz...so hope fuel pressure is crap when accelerating....explains the delayed start other day when cranking.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2015, 12:39:07 PM
4 bar fuel pressure all day long....dont think there is a single thing left to check or change......im taking the silencer when cool last thing i can think off...collasped inside....the rx8 knowledge has got better though ha ha. Wheres me frikin plane.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2015, 12:57:38 PM
Silencer off...all good.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2015, 01:57:07 PM
Fuse box and loom all hangin down...no visible issues in there.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 20, 2015, 01:57:49 PM
Over fuelling
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2015, 01:59:03 PM
Agree but why? Dont plenty of learning....considered injector stuck open...but these are spares on there....more learnage....?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2015, 06:26:42 PM
Well time for comp test fuel pressure bang on...been out driving again....taking an age to learn?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 03:09:21 PM
Well its peeing down so i thought id revisit fuel lines. particularly the 2 fuel rails....and look what i found!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-24%2015.04.18_zpsda34fy6r.jpg)

Eureaka!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2015, 03:11:42 PM
Broken injector??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 03:13:00 PM
Its not swarf but a shard of metal .......how the hell but who frankly cares.....all are being stripped out and checked now....If its fixed im changing my name  forum name to Cinderalla!  :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 03:14:30 PM
its in the top of feeding the injector.....ill report back later as more to check. maybe inside of fuel line fractured ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 03:24:32 PM
Fished it out and very hard....squeezed and crumbled.....im thinking collapsed/ degraded fuse hose...poss 1 from tank to metal fuel pipe that runs length of car....its blocking injectors.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2015, 03:26:40 PM
Have you thought of using braided hose? It not cheap.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:19:44 PM
Ive just cut lengthways and sectioned feed pipe and all intact....got 8 yellow injectors here and no idea if any good.....prob full of crap.....need me a pre injector post fuelpump filter.....and new injectors.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:24:13 PM
Rear secondary injector was the 1 full of crud..  question.....when does this injector in rev range come on line....?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:24:19 PM
Rear secondary injector was the 1 full of crud..  question.....when does this injector in rev range come on line....?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:25:33 PM
Oops....all these injectors are suspect partially blocked....need me some spares fast n cheap.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:35:08 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:36:11 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 04:39:24 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-24%2016.26.39_zps94fer3gu.jpg)

mat was clean when started and all pipes/ rails clean when re-installed so crud getting in somehow...... :'(

those injectors cant be any good now both sets...would explain the intermitent/ random severity of misfire.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2015, 05:04:45 PM
I would find the source of that crap. Defo replace injectors and get pre and post filter
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 05:09:45 PM
Just hooked up mini tester 12v supply and fired each 1. All can be blown through....highly scientific.  Looked on ebay....rip off...cheaper to by a low comp car....lol. i had 12...gave 4 to a lad for free at work doing a mx5 tubby conversion doh!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2015, 05:13:17 PM
Ring carl or any specialist and ask them if they have any lying around

You need them flowing testing to see if they're doing they're job
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 05:14:13 PM
Yep. Neighbours car the closest! Lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 24, 2015, 05:15:15 PM
Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 24, 2015, 05:39:58 PM
I would find the source of that crap. Defo replace injectors and get pre and post filter

I´m betting that source of that crap is that low quality foam that you had in your tank...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 06:10:57 PM
that piece was hard crubbly rubber....could not have got through tank filter surely?....no idea tbh...unless the pump itself had broken up....ill be pumping through into a bucket tomoz . im hoping it was blocking flow into injector. still does not explain the flames though.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 24, 2015, 06:49:50 PM
Now your getting there  :0012396:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 24, 2015, 06:58:46 PM
Really hope so...gotta be ....always meant to revisit the fuel system. Ive cleared all the crud out good flush tomoz and get to Merlin Motorsport for an inline filter get it back together with meano mino injectors and see if i can fix b4 holidays....revisit after holiday with replacement pump injectors and fpr etc....thats the plan....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 25, 2015, 05:57:50 AM
that piece was hard crubbly rubber....could not have got through tank filter surely?....no idea tbh...unless the pump itself had broken up....ill be pumping through into a bucket tomoz . im hoping it was blocking flow into injector. still does not explain the flames though.

Hard rubber? Weird... Where that kind of rubber can come to fuel lines...?
True, doesent explain flames. Only thing I can think of is that injectors are "leaking" somehow at the wrong time...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 07:17:20 AM
I dont know mate. When i swapped injectors diagnosing fault the lines where all clear and car got better for a few drives....ive no idea tbh. Its going back together clean today with a inline filter to see if this is the fault and if ok ill redesign fuel system when back from holiday. Im making up a little home brew injector flush system using cataclean and airpressure....ill pick the 4 best spray patterned injectors. If i can fix b4 hols will be happy bunny.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 25, 2015, 08:29:23 AM
Could it be possible that when she was missfiring, she backfired, and fire burned and/or melted something in intake manifold...?

Anyhoo, great news is that you found some reason to engine to misbehave.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 09:29:33 AM
dunno mate big fat filter going in....

heres me home brew blowie injector cleaner mark1!   fill funnel energise injector...dribble through til out of funnel...de energise....remove funnel from tube wrap yer lips around tube...blow like mad and energise inj....happy that i got a lovely spray pattern from my selected injectors....i done all of them twice and have selected the 1s i felt where up to challenge! lol billy bodger scraphead challenge.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-25%2009.19.47_zpspbnbkmdy.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 09:33:31 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-08-25%2009.19.57_zpsd8mewafc.jpg)

worked quite well....the large speck fell off an injector....ill revisit just wanna CONFIRM this is the issue.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 25, 2015, 01:04:02 PM
Wow, that crap is big!  ??? How is that possible?

"home brew blowie injector cleaner mark1" looks awesome :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 01:17:06 PM
Bit of a mare injector leaking 3rd attempt seal running up to temp after syringing all the fuel up....few revs ok still flames though....just looking at this weather .....semi slicks very wet......need to cane it.....think ill wait and have a tidy up....miss fire gone upside down in hedge lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 01:55:12 PM
Still raining heavy atmo....things lethal in the wet have to wait. Revs out clean though. ....lots of flame still.....now its gotta learn?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2015, 02:25:04 PM
Went out went sideways went home....didnt get above 6k. Weepy sump again. Feet up time.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 01:25:43 PM
Suns out time for a blast....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 26, 2015, 01:26:04 PM
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 26, 2015, 01:43:00 PM
Hoping for good news  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 01:46:56 PM
Early prognosis....GOOD.....quick blast and wanted to check sump n fuel lines....now going out for proper blast....done 3 2 n 3 pull no misfires....fingers x .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 02:04:41 PM
Sorted...  somebody changed my forum to CINDERALLA... woo hoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 02:15:28 PM
Woohoo....thanks guys for your support and ideas....when id ran out. Purely coincedence fuel line clogging just after engine install...raa. oh well defo notice the lack thereof of bridge port....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 26, 2015, 03:00:44 PM
Woohoo! Well done Cinderella, you shall not be late for the ball. Shakedown sprint at Blyton next month....... ?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 03:03:24 PM
Im gonna try my best need to get hol if possible. Due to work fr sat sun 6 til 6pm. Eh!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 26, 2015, 03:38:50 PM
Trophies........... :) :) :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2015, 03:42:19 PM
I want handsome prince now! Lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 26, 2015, 03:48:48 PM
Don't push it Cinders :-)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 27, 2015, 05:06:04 AM
YES!!!! Good job Jon! Im really happy for you, finally you can enjoy your awesome car

 :00123101:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2015, 06:18:37 AM
Cheers mate.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 27, 2015, 07:32:36 PM
Well done Jon, :)

Arrrrrgggggggg, I wish, I would have questioned fuel lines  :(, if you remember I kept saying "muck in the tank" that as you know, was something that threw me years ago on a race car   :-[
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2015, 07:35:04 PM
Ah but you did put me on to it in first place mate so big thanks! And as you said coindence factor.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 27, 2015, 07:37:57 PM
So pleased for you Cinders  :)

It all seems so logical in hindsight! Great bit of detective work and well done for not giving up on it  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 27, 2015, 07:42:09 PM
Question is, was you suffering from this problem with the bridge motor which led to engine failure?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2015, 07:45:49 PM
Yes always obvious in the end ....strange thing is these where changed and checked...and fuel line purged with fuel to flush.
The rx8 engine knowledge has increased....had all them valves and ports apart lol.
Tested the patience some what !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2015, 07:47:51 PM
Grant cant see it bud....had no misfire til spare went in and bridgeport running great till horrible noise.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 28, 2015, 04:38:39 AM
But where did that crap came from???

Um, there is text "there is no spoon". I dont get it :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 28, 2015, 06:24:21 AM
I dont know mate....wondering if spare pump has broke up inside? Rx8s prime put on 2nd click of ignition to 4 bar....currently taking 3 turns to 2 nd click to prime....if i dont pre prime it takes 2 to 3 secs to catch as building fuel pressure. Maybe has a check valve in pump or body....this is hard rubber....

"There is no spoon".....from the film The Matrix.......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 29, 2015, 05:21:47 AM
Yes, that is really weird.

lol at matrix quote
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 29, 2015, 05:29:48 AM
All getting new set up anyway. Not sure what yet. Have not got a lot of room so prob fpr in engine bay and return to tank. Dont think i need a swirl pot but will see.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 08, 2015, 03:48:48 PM
Well been out again and all seems good....its FORGE ACTION Day at combe SAT and theres track sessions left.......those days are crazy though so many on track lots of bangers and newbies and no enforcement of rules whatsoever so unsure i wanna risk it ???. would be good for a sess or 2 to see if all good at top end.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 08, 2015, 07:58:50 PM
Nah! too chicken ill take car up there for a run, see what the track etiquette is like can always get a session on day.....usual carnage i use to love in the colt.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 13, 2015, 12:10:25 PM
Well i went to Forge Action Day albeit got there at 4pm   see below :(....The putts and Mahood Usar where there massive silencers on the cars restricting the power somewhat as not circulating at warp speed. Normal action day carnage....track side repairs with cars hurtling past, overtakes on corners , 40 plus cars on track, over/ undertaking on corners and no marshals.....NO Thanks ! good fun to watch however and the drifting was spectacular.

anyways misfire back yippee not as bad as before but defo holding back and not revving out clean.....need me some injectors but not at ebay prices. Filter is clear so simply swapping in some others should be it.

also in process of raising engine, engine mount thread has picked up so a new set are on order.

and a flooded dining room.......no chance of Bylton for me.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 13, 2015, 01:57:07 PM
Sorry to hear you've still got some problems Jon, but you are getting there  :)

Just checked and Blyton Park is now fully booked ??? - shame you can't make it, would've loved to see how your car performed there. They'll be another opportunity I'm sure  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 13, 2015, 02:18:55 PM
Ive just finished stripping everything down in anticipation of parts....was maybe thinking if back together driving up on day but pie in sky at mo.....found some more crud in an injector but filter clear . ...I reckon check valve has broke up in side as wont hold fuel line pressure this has worked its way through....maybe....happy none in filter new inj and engine mount and few track days please.........
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2015, 01:09:21 PM
L C rotary to the rescue...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 14, 2015, 01:47:53 PM
 :) Well done Lewis at LC!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 14, 2015, 01:48:56 PM
Yep cheaper than ebay as well.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 03:38:12 PM
No good.....gone from slight misfire to massive wall of phhhwwww at 7000 rpm....mahoosive misfire wont even rev out .  Absolutely lovely to 7k and no codes.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 03:53:37 PM
Nothing makes sense to me anymore.....comp test ?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 04:20:46 PM
Re instated the fuel press gauge....bang on 4bar .  Absolute wall at 7k. No flames atall...id take em off and test them but gotta check coltie over as shes on track tomoz now.......raaaa
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 06:45:38 PM
Took out the new injectors....tested all good.....back in......on a merry go round here.....
COMP TEST.ok....then poss ecu fault with injector driver.......

I can do no more so comp test next. Im actually hoping its bad put me out my misery lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 07:03:47 PM
the back up old girls ready...actually hoping for rain now in the old uber rare colt...shes awesome in the wet! :)) need me a track day!

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-09-17%2017.08.02_zpsr9i4aznz.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2015, 07:07:01 PM
can i comp test at Mazda day ? if anyones got a tester they could bring along?  happy to pay!  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 18, 2015, 12:13:33 AM
Really sad to hear you still have problems with this Jon  :( :(

I believe Aston at Essex Rotary is due to come along to the Mazda Day, and he has the gear;

http://www.essexrotaryspecialists.com/

Give him a call and see if he can bring his tester along  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 07:56:56 AM
Cheers Casey. Ill call him and ask the question. 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 18, 2015, 12:35:11 PM
That really is weird... I dont get it... I bet its just simple problem, just can figure out what is it...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 12:42:11 PM
Hi mate....like i said nothing makes sense to me anymore i thought injectors would sort it.....no track day i cancelled into much of a mood. Lol.
Comp test next.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 01:50:22 PM
well i decided to have a look at the ecu again.....not sure if this is a burnt ic....no idea what IC 675 does but this look like burning to me.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-09-18%2013.42.31_zpsoqtup4wi.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 01:52:20 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-09-18%2013.43.02_zps672uwsre.jpg)

red speckles look out of place to me like heat under the board varnish........

I will not be beaten! :angry5: im a horse of man!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 01:55:40 PM
zooming in on camera on my phone.......its burning........off to google what ic 675 does.....injector drivers winner winner chicken dinner.

right if i need an ecu...i need key, transponder, kas module??? cant remember.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 02:05:31 PM
Took a useless ecu ( no key etc so immobilised) apart and no red dots on ic......soldering iron out. See if i can swap IC
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 02:57:00 PM
Got the IC off spare but lost a leg in process....was a big ask tiny and im blind....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 04:25:21 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-09-18%2016.17.35_zps4tav3j6x.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 04:27:05 PM
that big enough....i got LC rotary on the case again hopefully sorting me an ecu(PCM)....its got be this.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 18, 2015, 11:04:45 PM
Got ecu and transponder coil n reciever off ebay 35 notes delivered....ign barrel missing but i can cable tie key in coil for testing and use my existing key in barrel.
On the standard car the ecu is aircooled...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2015, 11:37:08 AM
spent ages searching on internet about PCM failure and a few cases but very rare....have not be able to find out what IC675 does so maybe barking up the wrong tree but im hoping this it and fits with fault....the debris in the top of injectors would have been affecting flow and making the inj driver work harder....
I also looked under the bonnet of the neighbours car and the PCM is aircooled so im goona have to come up with a solution for my install as mine is housed in a sealed box.
Jus hope this is it...ive got a complete PCm set up coming from ebay and waiting on a call back from LC rotary. whichever gets here first gets stuck it....hoping to drive a fixed car to Mazda Day! :D

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 21, 2015, 12:23:01 PM
Hope the ECU swap is the solution, but I have to say it sounds a long shot to me.

The possible chip damage - have you had a close look with a magnifying glass? I can't see it well enough in the pic, but I've seen a fair few failed chips in my day as an IC reliability engineer (1980's-1990's). Usually, if there is a localised fault on the chip, there can be a small "eruption" in the plastic material, which quite distinctly will show a changed "phase" in the plastic around where some gas escaped and the localised heating caused the plastic to melt around the gas exit hole. My immediate reaction on seeing the picture you showed was that it wasn't a sign of a chip failure  :-[
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2015, 12:32:34 PM
Hi Casey i had alook under the magnifying stand at work but actually zooming in my samsung note phone shows red blotch under the board coating followed by 2 small specks where i percieved the ic gates/junction would be....but yes clutching very tightly at straws lol...ive seen solid state relays at work with melted bubble on them.....the other pcm i had no marks on it....but yes long shot tome too .  I just hope it is ive changed everything else....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2015, 05:54:28 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-09-21%2017.18.51_zpsbfchzaht.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2015, 05:56:26 PM
Hi Casey thats the best pic i can get before blurring out...theres no eruption just red colour.  ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 21, 2015, 06:06:11 PM
I would say that's a production ink dot. It might mean the chip was tested to be in a certain "tolerance" band, different colouring for different bands, or simply a test/production marker of some sort. It doesn't look like a mark made by a blown chip, sorry. Could be wrong of course, just my observation.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 21, 2015, 06:09:38 PM
Cheers Casey....oh bum! :'(  better ring Aston and ask him to bring along his Comp tester.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/a50bcf80-035d-4e0d-8125-250ae1f1c61e_zpsx6yj4b1k.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 12:23:35 PM
Parts are here.....gotta finish up on mondeo mot repairs first.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 04:55:23 PM
No change ecu swap made no difference. Think thats every part ive changed now....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 06:19:09 PM
Oh new code p0661 to work with.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 06:34:55 PM
Fixed.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 07:48:07 PM
Well its revving out now  8) still a slight flutter miss, but i'm putting this down to now needs a learn.....The new ecu is in and first run massive wall at 7k...so was mighty peeved. I done a code read and got P0661.....( why the last pcm has not triggered this ill never know and has cost me 6 weeks :angry5:)

so ive resitance checked the solenoids...ive manually moved the vdi and ssv actuators and ive moved them with a vacuum pump. but i had;nt electrically operated them whilst car running....SSV just clicking and twitching......swapping onto unused airpump.

Re-japi....yep summit simples! ^-^

Needs a good drive Gaydon to confirm ! O0 :P 8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 22, 2015, 07:53:36 PM
Woo Hoo - fantastic news :-) Hope to see you at Gaydon then.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 07:56:06 PM
Yep.....thought i had the only hot starting low comp rx8! Strange why i didnt get this code.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 22, 2015, 09:51:23 PM
Yep Both me and Mrs Boosted she is in her MPS and me in the Westfield.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 23, 2015, 05:03:46 AM
What is P0661 code? And SSV?

But finally some good news! Good! Really happy for you :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 23, 2015, 08:34:52 AM
P0661 intake manifold tuning valve ...google brought up another description ssv circuit low.....
Secondary shutter valve vacuum controlled via solenoid. Looks like like just a poor connection....but i think ive introduced this fault swapping parts as original fault was top end miss not this 7k wall.
So had a few things going on. Debris in injectors and then the poor solenoid connection....if the original PCM had generated this code would have got to it sooner.
Now needs a good long drive before where 100%. Ive done all the resets so time will tell.
Has tested the patients some what.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 23, 2015, 10:16:08 AM
Oh yes scary part of rev range back....shes flying...woo hoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 23, 2015, 11:08:55 AM
 :13: :13: :13: :13:

Jon, I've got great admiration for you sticking this one out. I know you nearly lost the faith with the S2000 thoughts, but all credit to you for getting to the bottom of the problem. I hope it will serve as an inspiration to all of us not to give in when problems occur. There will be a solution, just sometimes it's not easily apparent.

I look forward to seeing you and your Mrs on Sunday - my Mrs will be with me too  :)

 :bravo_2:

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 23, 2015, 12:35:13 PM
Thanks Casey. Means alot been literally tearing my hair out...what did we do before engine codes....carbs and points...lol.
Couldnt give up wanna stick the s2000 engine in summit retro. Looking for an old silvia s12 or similiar.
Looking forward to a blast to Gaydon. C u there.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 23, 2015, 01:52:05 PM
YES!!! Good job Jon!   :bravo_2:  I fully agree with Casey. I know you almost lose faith and hair, but got to admire your determination. Really dont understand how that problem got there. But the truth is that were is electricity there are problems ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 23, 2015, 07:12:31 PM
Thanks Guys time to enjoy it now!  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on September 23, 2015, 08:23:36 PM
Well done Jon, see you Sunday 8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 24, 2015, 10:38:07 AM
Jon, have you seen this? Competition  ;)

http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/westfield-working-on-all-new-car/32952 (http://www.pistonheads.com/news/ph-britishcars/westfield-working-on-all-new-car/32952)

Westfield developing a production car with a Norton rotary engine?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 24, 2015, 10:39:00 AM
Ohh ill have a look!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 24, 2015, 10:44:56 AM
Sketchy details but very interesting.....theres that Rob Crighton (think thats right) superbike thats got a new rotary engine i think tied in somehow with Norton....wonder if this is the engine they have in mind?
Have to wait and see.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 24, 2015, 11:08:36 AM
Its Brian Crighton..CR700p rotary superbike...worth a google...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 24, 2015, 12:58:09 PM
Yep, very interesting Jon, - "The Rotron 200hp twin rotor" - "200 horsepower and 100 foot pounds of torque and it weighs in at only 300 pounds"

http://thekneeslider.com/cr700p-700cc-rotary-racer-from-crighton-racing/ (http://thekneeslider.com/cr700p-700cc-rotary-racer-from-crighton-racing/)

Could be fun in a Westfield production car  :)

If Mazda don't get their finger out with a Rotary replacement, I might have to get one of those for trackdays  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 24, 2015, 01:03:12 PM
Must be the engine there considering as dont know any other new rotary engine out there...
That engine in the Westfield aerorace chassis....very nice!  Lightweight and fully independent suspension allround.
Hope they do it!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 24, 2015, 05:59:17 PM
If I remember correctly,  that Crighton guy used to work in Norton. And with they rotarys.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 24, 2015, 06:06:34 PM
^^ You are correct, he did used to work for Norton  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 24, 2015, 06:30:11 PM
One thing I sure, I really really really REALLY REALLY want that bike  :97:

Btw, I just purchased new smart phone and I cant get Tapatalk to it. Google store says that cant load...? weird
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 24, 2015, 09:20:05 PM
Wherea Grant? Hes been quiet for abit?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on September 24, 2015, 09:54:53 PM
don't give up buddy it would be such a waste although i don't race i know how you can feel of chucking money at something that don't seem to work but as Clive says all it takes is one good shot in the arm to bring back good times. now i got mine sorted and no CEL codes ( first time in six years) it great again have a time out and then have another go best of luck ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2015, 03:37:49 AM
Don't worry Tony...im not giving up.
I think the racing in special gts is on hold for now. I just want to enjoy the car and make it better as I go.
This current engine is a test for the sump so hoping no bearing failures then I can decide what goes back in. Its always going to be class A so ideally supercharged with an rx8 rear subframe and 4.4 diff in the back 350 bhp 600kg fully independent......lol.

Just enjoy it for now on trackdays see the track day season out. still carrying some damage from the crash so over winter get that repaired and there's a list of jobs I need todo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 25, 2015, 05:10:46 AM
RX-8 rear subframe would be good idea. Just because that Ford rear is antique and crap :D I bet that it would give you much better cornering and handling...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2015, 09:47:21 AM
Yes and its worth a few quid as well. Sold would easily cover cost of conversion.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 28, 2015, 08:14:59 AM
Nothing like a 4hour round trip in the Westfield to reignite the passion and re install the confidence in the car after recent shenigans....suprised how frugal she was as well. Not the most comfortable of rides but much fun and kids love it lots of return waves to kids on the motorways....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 28, 2015, 08:19:17 AM
Glad all went well Jon, after all your traumas - was great weather for that trip too  :)

Sorry to have missed you, my car had other ideas about transporting me to Gaydon  :(

Car now at Essex Rotary.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 28, 2015, 08:22:40 AM
Did hear you car didnt want togo...
Hopefully something simple.
Lovely day for it ! Im thinking about Brands on the 4th dec.....ill have to dress up warm.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: C J R on September 28, 2015, 12:42:58 PM
Nothing like a 4hour round trip in the Westfield to reignite the passion and re install the confidence in the car after recent shenigans....suprised how frugal she was as well. Not the most comfortable of rides but much fun and kids love it lots of return waves to kids on the motorways....
Well done for the commitment John, having driven a Westfield myself on the motorway for long distances, I know how you would have felt !!

Great to finally see the Westory and really pleased you finally sorted out the problem.
Chris
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 28, 2015, 06:39:28 PM
Thanks Chris yes and had a chat with Steve (mx5motors) who informed that some of the early cars did not have a position switch on the SSV so although my car has this switch the pcm does not have relevant software to generate the code which is reason why i had no code to fault find on...always nice to know WHY!
I think Casey should buy my wifes R3!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 28, 2015, 07:06:32 PM
I think Casey should buy my wifes R3!

 :) The thought did cross my mind - if I had more space here I might have bought it as a backup car  ;D

Having said that, my wife isn't keen on my having 3 rotaries already  :) :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 28, 2015, 07:22:34 PM
Ill take an fb in px.! ...whos was that matt grey 1 i really liked it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2015, 12:17:28 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262024677538?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

just bought these after a chat with Cona at Mazda day.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 03, 2015, 04:42:38 PM
lol....DVLA...finally got my V5C ( logbook) back today....and its wrong again. Not sending it back again ive tried my best ive successfully registered the car as 1308 cc  ! woohoo but its still green on logbook, i give up DVLA its probably easier to convince the rozzers that im colour blind and blue is green isnt it? looks Green to me officer and DVLA  agree i told em its blue 3 times but they prefer green...well its green on inside. :0012398: no hangon its blue.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on October 08, 2015, 10:15:28 AM

Wherea Grant? Hes been quiet for abit?
I'm here just been busy with work and family time and also rx8 driving time. Wasn't getting any notifications through tappatalk either as I had accidentally disabled all of them!!! Doh
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 11, 2015, 11:47:31 AM
DVLA  :angry5: :angry5: :angry5: :angry5: :c002: :c002: :violent-smiley-007:Hi   COMPUTER SAYS NO.


Thanks for my logbook back with new engine capacity.

a couple of points.
1. logbook still shows car as GREEN....its now BLUE as previously informed.
2. I followed instructions to cancel tax so duty is re-calculated at lower rate so car is now sorned....computer system will not allow me to re-tax so i have no tax and cant use my car despite paying for october tax.

very annoyed as you can imagine and probably lost October's tax as i will have to go to post office and attempt to retax and pay for a October again at lower rate.

so can i have another logbook please showing BLUE  and refund of October direct debit payment. I will attemp to tax the car at a postoffice.
your ref 68177129 vc10 d4.

all these processes where so much easier and quicker when you could go to a local tax office.
a snippet of an email sent....

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 13, 2015, 04:13:32 PM
Hurrah....new correct v5c on its way and cheap tax.. ! Email did the trick.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 30, 2015, 05:07:07 PM
space in garage.....4 banger engine sold and picked up... :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 30, 2015, 11:34:39 PM
Ill word that another way the s2000 engine has gone.......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on October 31, 2015, 10:56:49 AM
Correct cheap tax :) good...

I dont understan your tax system but cheap is always good. ;)

No boingers to our carages man! :D

Btw Jon, I have been checking s2000 and rx-8 gearbox prices here. Damn they are expensive...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 31, 2015, 11:03:20 AM
I sold the engine in tall block form so still got all ancillaries and s2000 box....
Rx8 £100 s2000 box £330 here.
There defo very different. Prices reflect supply and demand.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2015, 01:59:54 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-11-13%2010.58.17_zpsqfj8uts6.jpg)

got this little nick on 1 of my housings....comments welcome....scrap or stone out?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 13, 2015, 06:45:12 PM
Difficult to see from that picture. But is it to the seal groove? Looks weird... I´m quessing that it wont work anymore...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2015, 07:04:45 PM
Its right on the edge of the housings...rear 1. About 7am.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on November 13, 2015, 07:29:56 PM
Housing or side plate?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2015, 08:06:46 PM
Housing .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on November 13, 2015, 09:12:28 PM
Looks salvageable  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 13, 2015, 09:42:10 PM
Cool. Its tiny only mark i can find..
How do i deal with it?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 14, 2015, 04:16:37 AM
If seal wont be in danger, I quess it can be used. Dunno. :) I wonder what happened to it...?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 14, 2015, 09:37:10 AM
That housing is the 1 the rotor bearing failed so the rotor rattling around. This is the side that the rotor groove is closed up pinching the flattened apex seal in place.....lots of bits fell out when open the housings.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on November 14, 2015, 02:06:15 PM
Ho Dear what you going to do now Rebuild It ??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 14, 2015, 02:20:10 PM
Not sure....quiet contemplation!
Learn to rebuild it myself or get the block built by a yet undecided specialist with warranty. 2016 i need track time not garage time!
Building 1 is part of the rotary experience maybe not this 1!
Defo want bridgeport back in here though.
Im going in friday for an op once im fixed will crack on again!
Thens theres the rear end live axle...  spent some time under my 8 yesterday staring at the subframe mounts... 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 14, 2015, 04:24:01 PM
Yes, track time would boost up motivation. Time to enjoy your car, now ;)

Before doing bridge you could test ported version...? I think its simpler to do to Renny

But I really think that you should put 8´s rear axle to Westory...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 14, 2015, 07:35:31 PM
Yeah not sure how im goona go about making the rear independent....lots to consider biggest hurdle is staying with 13" wheels.  Happy to go wider though and get a 4.4 in there. Need rear end grip bigtime....is a handful on the road.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 15, 2015, 03:23:12 AM
Oh, you want to keep 13" wheels? That narrows rear options alot, if you are keeping rear brake system from that rear you are swapping to it...
You should test wider tires at some point. I have a feeling that you need wider to front too :) Yes, I bet she is a handful :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 15, 2015, 06:38:54 PM
I need to japi....car is lighweight slicks are designed for weight if i went 17s with slicks i would never get the heat in them....kill the accerelation etc....itsca bit of a headache tbh.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 15, 2015, 07:03:16 PM
Yes, I hate those suspension and balance setup things. :) How about 15'? You could use bigger brakes too. If you go 16', you could use FD's or Beemer parts...

Friends Lada has taught us a lot. Its a pain in butt, just balansing between front and rear grip. If car has good acceleration grip, car usually understeers at corners.

At this point Lada has good overall balanse, but its still too slow off the line. 0,3 seks 0-20mph and 0-60mph slower than last year. And thats too much. Because basically it means that it is slower leaving every corner too...

Another thing we have found out, is purpose of good coilovers. For exaple, Öhlins are really expensive, but for a reason. They are the best. Tire really is on ground doing the job, getting grip...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 15, 2015, 07:09:19 PM
It may be easier to find a westy independent chassis and transfer everything across! .......
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 15, 2015, 08:29:12 PM
Ok so what "special" tools are required for rebuild? Got access to industrial parts cleaner and 30tonne press . Is an engine stand essential?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 16, 2015, 06:10:06 AM
It may be easier to find a westy independent chassis and transfer everything across! .......

Yes, thats true... :/

Ok so what "special" tools are required for rebuild? Got access to industrial parts cleaner and 30tonne press . Is an engine stand essential?

Well, dunno if you have inch or millimeter tools... But only special thing you need is that big stupid 55mm socket. Flywheel lock and engine stands not essential. They will help alot tough...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on December 04, 2015, 12:18:07 PM
You really do not need a stand.  I do all mine with a big hole in the top of my bench, when I put the intermediate plate in someone can raise the e-shaft slightly from the underside...  If I am on my own I use a bottle jack under the bench to hold the e-shaft up while I get the plate down.  Other than that it is just the right size sockets and a couple of hours spare.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 05, 2015, 08:39:50 AM
Thanks mate. Getting my bridgeport rebuilt over winter is on my list of things todo after the newly acquired fd is back on the road. Hows yours going?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on December 07, 2015, 04:05:44 PM
Good, I really will try and get some updates on my thread at some point!

Last year ended up too busy again, mostly down to getting married and having a nice time but progress was made!

Re-worked the fuel system, welded up a new ali cell to feed a swirl port through a low pressure lift pump...  Ducted the nose into the rad with some more ali and more welding.  Fitted a massive oil cooler and ducted that into the front splitter.  Made the exhaust silencer even larger in the hope I could get through 100dB tests,  was at 102dB and turned away from Abingdon at the last attempt (Silly me did not think of just lowering the Rev limit to get through the day #plonker)

Then is all went on the back burner while I did getting married and building a pizza oven in the garden and generally not having any motivation to deal with the oil issue and generally getting depressed about the whole thing unti...

This weekend when I put an R3 engine that I had taking up space in the garage in the front of it and fired it up.  Considering it was a £300 spares or repair ebay job (I was hoping for one good rotor housing from it) I'm delighted that it seems to work perfectly.  So got to get that tuned roughly this week then off to Llandow next week for a test of everything and more tuning of the new engine.

Also been enjoying some CAD and having things manufactured to go on the car, a coil bracket, new alternator mount to work with a little dinky 40A denso unit, all in prep for needing all the space on top of the block for integrated plenum and intercooler (best not to ask about that yet).

Anyway I'll get some pictured up tonight on the thread.

All the best
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on December 07, 2015, 04:07:48 PM
Also get to dismantle the old engine and find out what I did wrong to making the oil burning thing...

I'm taking bets on the issue if you want to have guess ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 03:14:40 PM
BOO!
had a racer chap pop round to pick up some s2000 bits and put me on race series for westy caterhams etc and have 750mc sports specials...run a open class....

then read:
5.7.F.2 Modifications Prohibited:
Engine capacity maximum 3651ccs two valve or 4 valve per cylinder,
4, 6 or 8 cylinder. Rotary engines are not permitted. Rebore allowance
all two valve engines, except Ford Crossflow, no more than +0.060”.
Ford Crossflow engines running at 1700cc subject to a maximum bore
of 83.5mm. Multivalve engines have a +0.5mm rebore allowance.
Crankshaft stroke must remain standard. Dry sump lubrication is
permitted

WHY! :( 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 12, 2015, 03:55:28 PM
Why not email them and see what they have to say. Worth a try
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 12, 2015, 03:56:26 PM
Already have ! And a nice piccy of car!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 12, 2015, 04:56:12 PM
Wt actual...??? damn... :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 10:48:45 AM
Well ive had a nice email from one of the formula scrutineers and he said the no rotary reg has always been in there and not sure why so he asking the Formula commitee if the reg can be lifted. Fingers x i may have found somewhere that the westy can compete on a level playing field.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 01:06:34 PM
Couple of emails back and forth and they would ammend the regs to remove the restriction!!! 8) there is a power at flywheel  to total weight of car and driver plus saftey gear max of 340 bhp.....bridge port maybe out but standard power???? means id be in. I need todo some serious decision making.
id given up at combe .....
750MC sports specials open class. every race meeting a double header and max 15 mins.

mmmmm decisions decisions. apart from control tyres and fuel swirl pot set up and fire system recharge car is ready togo.....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 02:08:55 PM
Good news then :)

And you havent got much to do, I would suggest that you leave that car for a moment and when you got your self "recharged", attack it with new motivation :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 05:10:58 PM
340hp per tonne? Or a maximum?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 05:11:20 PM
How do they know this? Do you have to dyno it?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 05:16:22 PM
Max 340 fly bhp per tonne including car and driver with safety gear. So chuffed they amend the regs....cars weighs 596kg. Me 78kg....need to know bridgeport power again lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 05:19:50 PM
Carl reckons mine with a decat would be 230 hp. That's his stage 2 porting
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 05:49:36 PM
Carl reckons mine with a decat would be 230 hp. That's his stage 2 porting

At the wheels? How about torque?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 05:55:43 PM

Carl reckons mine with a decat would be 230 hp. That's his stage 2 porting

At the wheels? How about torque?
I would say fwhp. So that is like 40hp up from stock
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 05:57:19 PM
I would say that the car is a lot faster due too the increased power band with the bridges opening at 7500 rpm, the power just doesn't drop off at 9,000 rpm at all
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 05:57:30 PM
They have dyno they use and weight so you have to present car to them.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 05:58:18 PM
Yeah my std engine does not have 7500 kick like the bridgey did 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 06:00:04 PM
You can cheat the dyno though. Set a rev limit to 7,000 rpm and lift it too race lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 06:00:40 PM
I really really need to get too a dyno!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 06:02:43 PM
Carl's website claims 280 hp from a renesis. I'm wondering if that's with a bridge or going too a PP intake with side exhausts??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 14, 2015, 06:07:11 PM
I really really need to get too a dyno!
Yep!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 07:20:54 PM
They open at 7500??? Thats a bit high. I wonder if its possible to get them to kick in at lower rpm...?

Im not sure if Renny can do 280 with bridge, I doubt that...

Im quessing semi pp with side exhaust. Because whit exhaust at housings, power had to be +300. And if it has exhaust im housings, its not Renny anymoore :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 07:23:27 PM
With stage 2 porting, 40 horses are quite good result. Plus power band and torgue and rew pick up, quite impressive... :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 08:20:58 PM

They open at 7500??? Thats a bit high. I wonder if its possible to get them to kick in at lower rpm...?

Im not sure if Renny can do 280 with bridge, I doubt that...

Im quessing semi pp with side exhaust. Because whit exhaust at housings, power had to be +300. And if it has exhaust im housings, its not Renny anymoore :D
I think it's in the right place to allow the rotary to do what it does best.... Rev its arse off!!!! If your in a bend and have a few more thousand rpms of actual power without it dropping off and not having to change gear your going to be faster that's the way I see it too.

Too make hp you need rpms, that's why nitro cars are so damned fast.

If I ever speak with carl again I will ask what he's does for 280hp but I'm certain it's a full pp inlet and renesis side exhaust
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 08:22:06 PM

With stage 2 porting, 40 horses are quite good result. Plus power band and torgue and rew pick up, quite impressive... :)
Yep I was so pleased when the car was run in at how good it was, I think my car has an aftermarket clutch too. Iv never driven a standard rx8
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 14, 2015, 08:31:06 PM

They open at 7500??? Thats a bit high. I wonder if its possible to get them to kick in at lower rpm...?

Im not sure if Renny can do 280 with bridge, I doubt that...

Im quessing semi pp with side exhaust. Because whit exhaust at housings, power had to be +300. And if it has exhaust im housings, its not Renny anymoore :D
I think it's in the right place to allow the rotary to do what it does best.... Rev its arse off!!!! If your in a bend and have a few more thousand rpms of actual power without it dropping off and not having to change gear your going to be faster that's the way I see it too.

Too make hp you need rpms, that's why nitro cars are so damned fast.

If I ever speak with carl again I will ask what he's does for 280hp but I'm certain it's a full pp inlet and renesis side exhaust
Yes, maybe so. But it would be awesome if it kicks in earlier. Just think about it, if it kicks in earlier, you would have rev range something like 6000-10000 that would be fun ;)

So those secondary port valves controls that. Hmm... ;) time to do some research and experiments...

I think Clive said that Carl was doing semi pp project. Dunno if hes done experiments with full pp
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 08:33:00 PM
I have a power band from 4250-10,000 rpm if wanted to go that high
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 14, 2015, 08:35:14 PM
Carl always said too me he didn't see the point in semi pp, might aswel just go full pp
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 15, 2015, 03:28:44 AM
Carl always said too me he didn't see the point in semi pp, might aswel just go full pp

Really? I wonder why is that...Or did he mean in N/A and/or Renny? Cause that orange FD beast was semi PP...
Title: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:11:09 AM
Carl always said too me he didn't see the point in semi pp, might aswel just go full pp

Really? I wonder why is that...Or did he mean in N/A and/or Renny? Cause that orange FD beast was semi PP...
Technically that's a full full pp with primary side ports.

I think carl sees it like I do.... Go big or go home
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jynkkis on December 15, 2015, 09:20:43 AM
When I was(wore?) ordering my engine, Carl told me that he can get 285 hp out of bridget 13b and it wouldnt be so loud as pp. I wanted pp.....  :97:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:25:03 AM

When I was(wore?) ordering my engine, Carl told me that he can get 285 hp out of bridget 13b and it wouldnt be so loud as pp. I wanted pp.....  :97:
There we have it then. 285 from a BP. Awesomesauce
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:25:44 AM

When I was(wore?) ordering my engine, Carl told me that he can get 285 hp out of bridget 13b and it wouldnt be so loud as pp. I wanted pp.....  :97:
What stage porting did you end up with?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jynkkis on December 15, 2015, 09:29:24 AM
I dont know what stage it is, just asked for high as possible torg without loosing power.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:30:25 AM
Road car?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jynkkis on December 15, 2015, 09:31:40 AM
Its a pp with carbs. Finnish dirtkicker..... rallycrosscar
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:33:50 AM
Oh are you nappies brother? Hopefully you will have 300 hp then
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jynkkis on December 15, 2015, 09:42:44 AM
Yep I am nappies bro :57: :s_hi:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 09:43:23 AM
Hahaha japis. Stupid iPhone!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 15, 2015, 09:56:03 AM
Nappies?!?! :D

But was that 285 from bridges 13b or bridged Renny
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 15, 2015, 09:59:09 AM
Here is the stage of porting. I would call that 3,5 ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 10:13:08 AM

Here is the stage of porting. I would call that 3,5 ;)
No that is level 11 porting
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 10:15:09 AM

Nappies?!?! :D

But was that 285 from bridges 13b or bridged Renny
That's from a renesis. However 280-290 hp can be achieved from a monster bridge port with peripheral exhaust.

Do you know what a monster bridge is? Also know as a J port.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 15, 2015, 10:50:22 AM
Ok. :)

Yes we know. They are jus ridicilous :D

Btw Grant, are you coming to Japfest? I would like to meet you have talk, "fase to fase" :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: jynkkis on December 15, 2015, 11:01:01 AM
Dont blame iphone, thats just as intented :)).  Carl showed me a monster port. It was a big ass jport. To me, its interesting and i  osume it could be done more relyable than normal huge bridge. I fear the thin bridge when charged allthought its not current to me and bigboys do use it around the world. Jport is something I would like to  try some day on my fd.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:17:15 PM
Im really really considering this ...750MC sports specials...for 2016...all the classic circuits! Grant you got a local rolling road near you? Power runs best of 3 should be 30 to 40 pound!  You book a run ill pay!!! i need to know in black and white flywheel power of our Bridge port rennys! yours makes more power than mine atmo!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:19:45 PM
Yes I do. It's at AET turbos. Need to get my arse there. I will give them a ring 2moro actually. 3 power runs should see the highest recorded on the third run with the traction control and ABS fuses pulled from what I have learnt.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:22:42 PM

Dont blame iphone, thats just as intented :)).  Carl showed me a monster port. It was a big ass jport. To me, its interesting and i  osume it could be done more relyable than normal huge bridge. I fear the thin bridge when charged allthought its not current to me and bigboys do use it around the world. Jport is something I would like to  try some day on my fd.
Yes I believe when porting a monster port you leave more material on the actual bridge to better support the side seals and actually hold in the corner of the apex seal so you can still use a two piece seal;-) although a one piece seal will work fine it may just struggle to start at times.

I think I would want a monster port rather than a pp as its a bit sneaky and doesn't require custom everything
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:23:49 PM
If you could mate it would be much appreciated! Definitive power figure finally! I should have done....my car combe time versus the formula im looking at would have been placed 7th on grid...of about 27 cars so im right in the mix...i need to get the power to weight bang on.
If you can find the cost out and let me know! Lets get this power figure once and for all!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:25:11 PM
Carl told me dunking the rx8 always gave low results but not the way I have found out hopefully
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:28:54 PM
Couple of rx8s run in the 750 mc in another formula and theyve ran at 210 bhp....no idea of tune or port work.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:29:49 PM
210?! That's good. I will ring them 2moro I promise
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:39:04 PM
What hp do you need to meet the requirement? I can't work it out without writing it down
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:47:40 PM
I need to wiegh the car again. It was 596kg but now extra oil cooler. Plus ive got to weigh my self with hans helmet etc....im thinking fron online calcs at 230bhp. I cant shed any weight as near to 340bhp per tonne as poss. Im circa 78kg.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:55:04 PM
About the same as a Ferrari F430!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:56:14 PM
Just did this calculation based on a car weighing 680 including driver
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/12/15/3d7be17812681f51b29ee3eab8b6262e.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 04:59:16 PM
So you need 230fwhp to be at the front end of the pecking order
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 04:59:20 PM
Yeah im on the limit....need to know bhp....i can add weight easily just cant lose any....im 77.6kg...plus lid and hans etc...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 05:00:08 PM
Makes sense to build my Bridge back up fresh.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 05:02:13 PM
You won't need to lose any IMO, maybe move a bit of it around? I sprung mass, if that's what it's called, like wheels etc, the lighter the better isn't it?

Any downforce limits?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 05:03:23 PM
No aero or carbon allowed...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 05:13:07 PM
Goona get the standard 231 dyno,d here as well. I have no driver aids so will be interesting to see what it puts down.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 15, 2015, 05:18:37 PM
It should see 190 hp. You don't have a restrictive exhaust either like I do so I may lose a few ponies there
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 15, 2015, 05:28:27 PM
Jon, how did you weight you car? Did you use corner weight system, those things that goes under wheels?

Because with Jannes Lada, we noticed that if you remove and/or add weight to some corner, it affects to opposite corner too...
Your car is so light weight that just your own weight can basically upset cars balance. My point is that if you add weight to right places, your car would be more balanced. And then you can add power too ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 15, 2015, 06:13:43 PM
Weight using corner weight scales.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2015, 03:30:16 AM
Ok, good. Was there much differenses between different corners?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 03:31:53 AM
I cant remember bud..set up sheets at home...it was corner weighted. Think 52 48 fr to rear.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2015, 08:19:54 AM
Ok. That quite good balance :) How about left and right balance?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 03:04:34 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/2015-12-16%2014.20.05_zpsmkgai7w4.jpg)

there sthe original setup...but changed somewhat...no more toe out of rear axle. and ride height as raised plus rear has been double collared and raised since geo guy unwound during corner weighting and took preload off....handles nice now on airfiled days i done. back is a bit loose but hey lightweight and twice the power the chassis was ever designed for.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2015, 03:34:13 PM
That really is interesting! Thanks mate :)

Quite big difference in camber between corners...?
And she could be lower, ride height seems to be unnecessary high...

Car actually is in better balance than I thought. Actually looks really good. :)
But some improvement would be if right back loses some weight and right front gains some. Maybe 30lb off from RR and add 30-40lb to LF, around passengers footspace...

But that overall weight off that car is ridicilous, she weights nothing :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 04:01:30 PM
prob is me! im 80 kg sat on right back wheel.....camber on front is 1.5 now....i cant get any camber on rear as live axle so went for balance.

and my sump is an issue!....its low about 70mm clearance atmo....so ride height tweaked up...its all compromise to be honest its different from above apart from weights im running no toe in front either parallel dead ahead. with toe in tramlining and toe out very wolly at speed. so i set in middle and again compromise.

car has loads of front end grip no sign off understeer whatsoever rear grip is good then falls off a cliff...its fun.

downshifting is a mare...heel and toe yeah yeah yeah. tried all that..it will lock a rear wheel easy peasy and round you go. i now stay in gear do all braking then change down later and at apex..no engine braking atall.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2015, 04:12:05 PM
Yeah, you have to lose weight about 30-40 kg :D

Damn, I forgot the sump. Do you have under it to protect it? Just realized that I dont know what kind of condition your tracks and airfields are. But I think 70mm is good.

I would imagine that 1,5 camber is good. And rear doesent need camber. If you do camber to rear, it MIGHT corner better. But then you lose some acceleration...

Well, those toe things, they are just ancient chinese to me! :D

I wonder why she tends to go around in braking...? Could it be that in braking, weight shifts so much to front that rear just lifts of and loses grip... Or does rear brakes lock?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 04:41:17 PM
Its weight mate back end goes light as. Its a brick as well no aero.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 04:44:44 PM
Im happy as it is now . Lost some front grip which has balanced the rear so i dont think it wants to kill me. The new sump is a couple of mm lower so rideheight raised but i needed to anyway as front has fair amount of movement compressing into a dip in road surface. Soft dampers on road...5 clicks to hard for track.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 16, 2015, 04:51:33 PM
Yes, true. I have watch your in car vids. She really goes hard. I would change anything. Would be nice to do some tests though... :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 16, 2015, 08:42:32 PM
Yeah id like irs rear but if i do decide to campaign it this year too late for that...and run it how ive tweaked it now. If almost dialed out the snap oversteer abd ive got accustomed to it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 17, 2015, 07:07:28 AM
I have talked to few track racers about your car. Few ideas about your "problem "

-What kind of rear brake pads are you using? Can you get softer?

-When braking, something moves in rear allowing setup to change. Doesent need much movement to get wheel angle to move. For example:
Are all bushings and so on in good condition?

Has diff assembly been welded heavily? Has diff taken bad hit? It could be warbed.

Is diff really mounted straigh compared to chassis? Bushing, mountings...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 17, 2015, 07:21:14 AM
Oh and prop shaft angle to diff?

Does car allways roll to same side?

If I could get your email, one dude could talk to you directly? I (kind of) trust him. He has raced decades and built ALOT different kind of race cars
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 12:07:14 PM
Hi Japi. All bushes new on rear and everything straight. Its been on 4 wheel laser alignment  gear after crash. The Toe out on the rear axle tube is a massive no no and when car was in pieces axle tube was checked for straightness and then i welded beads on the front of the axle tube to get toe in. This was all a bit heath robinson. But measurement show that tube went from out to in on toe and this was seen on 4 wheel laser. Ive measured everything and happy straight. Rear brake and bias has been set up by me. Does not lock rear on brake. Brakes are disc and sierra calipers and pads.
I have to run rear soft rear as again live axle.
Email b3nutATbtinternet.com
Care handles lovely at 90% if i drive at 100% its abit of handful BUT im might actually be at 110% if you know what i mean. For what it is a big go go kart its quick and fun and physics are physics!  Its a pilot thing me thinks! Lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 17, 2015, 01:35:14 PM
Ok. So basically everything has be done and checked allready :) 

Im not doubting you or car. But im surtain that lotus 7 replicas arent suppose to brake loose in braking...

Following your car here has made me like them actually. And I have been following those cars here too. They are frickin' fast at Ahvenisto track. Thats why, I asked few racers to give their opinion about your "problem"...

I think I might have idea though...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 17, 2015, 01:36:47 PM
Youtube Locost @ Ahvenisto

Weird email address???  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 02:39:19 PM
3 power runs £65 plus vat :-)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 02:51:25 PM
Bloody hell. £25 quid all in 5 mins from me. Oh well...do you wanna go halfs? Ill paypal £35 to you.?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
Nah it's ok mate. I wanted to get it done anyway. They're quite busy at the moment so won't get in this side of the year.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 02:56:35 PM
Re japi. Its not under braking its getting on loud pedal .that crash was because rear suspension collar undone.rear left.wheel had little or no contact.
I think it comes down to live axle if it hits a bump mid corner on opposite wheel it will unsettle driven wheel. Thats why 100lb springs in rear. Let it roll and move..if too hard its gonna bump steer .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 02:57:51 PM
Ok Grant offer still stands. Bloody leds dont fit. Darn.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on December 17, 2015, 02:58:28 PM
Do they do a shorter version?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 17, 2015, 03:00:14 PM
They where the smallest i could find. Ill have a google sess. The light units themselves are Cibie units  so gonna have a butchers on there website see if there is a modern replacement.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 03:59:23 PM
Switch to Westory....lets run here up on her new fuel pump set up and annoy the nieghbours lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 04:16:21 PM
Thats more like it 4 bar ....tiny split in sytec convoluted intank hose....doh! Holding pressure when switched off.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2016, 04:42:28 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160110_145822_zpslsul1n3v.jpg)
think the sytec was working overtime.

still showing 3.5 bar after 20 mins so that issues put to bed.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160110_155734_zpszwol9ivb.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 05:47:20 PM
Just used my OBD2 scanner on my focus as nipped out in it! Thing is awesome. Just need an iPad car holder now to mount it in the rx8 and pretend I'm in a race car. Paid for an app to make sure it worked. Need to do a bit of learning to see how to view AFRs/O2 and see if they're where they need to be.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 06:18:29 PM
Guys on rx8club...do a nexus install into sat nav flip up and use app for dash command looks pretty cool.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 06:31:16 PM
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Found the lambda, most informative piece right there!

Also the app I have has a hp and torque meter!! Pow
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 06:46:02 PM
Yeah im only using freebie software with mine...engine codes etc...still wanna know why your light on in your rex.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 07:37:22 PM
I will go out now if I can and have a look
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 07:38:58 PM
Cool p0420 at a guess.....lol
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 07:46:42 PM
Erm where's the port
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 07:48:47 PM
Under steering column.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 07:50:38 PM
Lol just performed some serious acrobatics to get to that. Car door close as its snowing outside
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2016, 08:02:15 PM
I will open a new thread. I will name it rx8 OBD data in rx8 section
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2016, 08:03:43 PM
Cool westory got 9 codes ! No effect on running.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 17, 2016, 08:13:15 AM
Grant did you buy same OBD cadget that I got too?

How much that full versions cost?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2016, 09:22:34 AM
It's basically the same, I bought dash command app. £8
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 17, 2016, 10:38:58 AM
I wonder can I get that same app to my cadget?

Can you paste link to that app? Didnt found it...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2016, 10:43:09 AM
Dont know what phone youve got but most the apps have same features...dash command does seem the most user friendly though. The basic freebies are evalution 1s so if you look at the app store for dash command and buy 1 it should be the full fat version. Amazing the features you can get for less than 20 quid.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2016, 01:23:17 PM
It's in the App Store
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 17, 2016, 01:29:40 PM
I have Sony Xperia 4A (I think) :) Well, apps should work but does that obd cadget thingie work with that app?

Found on app but dont know if its the same one Grant has. Its free...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 17, 2016, 01:31:44 PM
The scanner I got is best for iPhone and uses wifi. Have a Google to see which app works with your phone and your scanner. I spent 15 mins having a check to see what was available
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2016, 01:32:58 PM
Yes mate will be fine generic...buy it download to phone and pair with the it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 17, 2016, 03:17:03 PM
Ok, thanks gents. I have to check that...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 18, 2016, 01:23:28 PM
Got that new app. Its amazing... :P

But my OBD cadget might be broken...? I just cant get it to connect to my phone. Dont understand why... There has been maybe 3 days now without able to get connection between them...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 18, 2016, 01:30:28 PM
If it worked with old app software then must be set up...
Error...123. User error .com?
Prob have to delete orig app or turn off as suspect trying to pair wifi with that.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 05:33:02 AM
I got it working once. Then nothing... :/
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 07:20:40 AM
I dunno mate is the little led light coming on.? Other than that theres a revert to default settings you could try....whats the fault unable to pair or find device?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 07:26:05 AM
You using bluetooth or wifi...check settings me thinks.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 08:38:55 AM
Bluetooth...

Now I got it to connect. But now it says "detecting supported PID´s" and stays there. Doesent do nothing... What is PID anyways???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 08:43:38 AM
What car you trying?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 08:46:45 AM
Did you reset to default settings...
Pid is parameter id....it cant read
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 08:47:42 AM
All parameters with current settings.....there is a dash command website. I had a very quick read.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 10:56:16 AM
My Toyota Rav4...  Reset default settings? Hmm... I have to check that too...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 19, 2016, 11:39:41 AM
In this context a PID is a identifier of a particular data element with the streamed data from the ODB device.

So using the device in the particular vehicle it is failing to identify if it can support any of the data types/addresses withing the data stream from the bluetooth device.

Some potential problems:

-The car does not have a protocol supported by the dongle or the software.
-Even though the protocol maybe supported the car does not provide any data supported by the receiving software
-If the bluetooth device is hosted as two serial devices within the OS (Incoming and Outgoing) you are connected to the wrong port and there for emulating a streaming device rather than the receiving device.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 12:33:58 PM
Well, this car is 2001 model so it would explain that there is no PIDs for this car...

I have tryed basicallt everythin by now. Dont can get further, its stuck on receiving those PIDS...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 12:35:18 PM
Try another car.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 12:39:55 PM
Just a thought: Im using same obd port that MOT man uses. Is it only out port? So this system cannot send info thru it?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 04:08:50 PM
Only 1 obd port mate...did it work on freebie software on the rav4?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 05:20:47 PM
Ok... No, it didnt. And I tryed to get full version but something went wrong I think...

Dont understand... :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 19, 2016, 05:33:49 PM
Get a big hammer.....a smash it to pieces. Problem solved.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 19, 2016, 05:44:07 PM
Yes, leaning towards that :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 11:33:59 AM
Lol Christine 2.....frikin thing...just taxed on line....ran her up fine after pump swap  other day...went for prime of fuel pump ....nothing....sounds like pipe off....lets take the pump out again woo hoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 11:42:22 AM
Just to let you know, my rx8 is just fine
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 11:47:53 AM
Quick fix....fuel hose softened in tank...slip off hosetail...at pot end...bit worried about other end but still going forca blast....mine running now....and its faster than yours    lol!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 11:52:24 AM
Mines faster on a night
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 11:55:02 AM
Lol....mines just done 3 donuts...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 11:55:26 AM
Wow fun fun fun.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 11:56:03 AM
Hahaha I also have a spare 500hp turbo setup so mine could be fast, very fast but it would probably break then
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 12:15:08 PM
All good...no leaks....no rattles ...no whines..  goes like bat shite and scared my self silly...book a trackday. Todays a good day perhaps she knows she has competition.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 02, 2016, 12:15:53 PM
Lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 02, 2016, 12:44:55 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on February 03, 2016, 03:01:38 PM
So, we going to book this track day after your success? :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2016, 03:31:09 PM
Yes mate...meant todo this morning having a busy 1 at work.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on February 03, 2016, 04:25:14 PM
I have just booked, offer still stands of accommodation on the day before, have room for you on a gated drive and have a fitted cover to keep the weather off if you are driving the westory all the way!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2016, 04:28:33 PM
Cheers mate thanks ill take you up on offer pls. So will be fresh. Im prob gonna trailer just in case and will have tyres for every weather. Would there be room for a shogun and trailer?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on February 03, 2016, 04:51:12 PM
We will have to un-hitch you so we can get both trailers behind the gate but with a bit of shuffling we should be able to work that out.  Do you have and funky dietary requirements I should be aware of before throwing food at you?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2016, 06:28:33 PM
Lol no mate i was brought up to eat whats put in front of me !
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2016, 07:38:02 PM
Wrong thread doh.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2016, 07:41:56 PM
Im booked in woo hoo.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 03:50:08 PM
MMMM slighlty annoyed tbh....ive just read a thread of a guy entering Combe saloons in an RX8 and Coombe finally seeing sense and allowing him to race in class B with 1.7 co eff based on 1308cc....i tried to do this 4 years ago !!! but got no where!  2600 x 1.7 4.42.

Ive looked at both saloons and special Gts and seems regs have not changed but classes stretched so my rx8 powered westy would now be class B and not A for specials and an rx8 will be class B in saloons. finally some sense.

anyways fair play to him for achieving what i could not should be very interesting to see how it competes and i wish him all the best.

Somebody pls tell him he needs to do something about rx8 oil surge at castle combe as i do not post on rx8 club just a lurker!

Also good news for me as i always wanted my car in the lower class and if i go back 2017 with IRS maybe just maybe!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 07, 2016, 04:00:06 PM
You will be in the FD in 2017;-)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on February 07, 2016, 04:37:35 PM
What's his user name on RX8OC Jon ?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2016, 04:52:20 PM
Antz41 mate.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on February 08, 2016, 12:13:05 AM
Somebody pls tell him he needs to do something about rx8 oil surge at castle combe as i do not post on rx8 club just a lurker!

I'd been watching that topic on the RX8OC, so I knew which thread you meant  :)

Thx for the reminder about oil surge at Combe - I've posted up a warning on his project thread.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2016, 09:36:02 AM
Cool thanks Casey. Im very interested as well and will be following progress. If not working ill be going along for the debut. There are some serious machines in the saloons with some very quick lap times it aint gonna be a walk in the park.
Defo goona need some engine porting and some brake upgrade.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 01, 2016, 01:23:40 PM
Well with no fd here it was time for a blast in the westfield....good check over off levels...ran her upto to temp....some inspection on pipes and sump...kick the tyres and in we got. Some fresh Go Go juice and just got back from an hourish blast....allgood....nothing todo woohoo....thats a first!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 01, 2016, 03:46:30 PM
Westory V Maserati....?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 01, 2016, 06:58:49 PM
Maserati ghibi....had to google piccys....he was trying as well!
Westory won....done a tank and half today all good....off to combe tomoz.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 02, 2016, 05:55:08 AM
Have fun! :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 08:27:45 AM
Setting off in a mo....Spring Action Day...aka hoonigan day....zero track ettiquette basically demolishion derby....i have no sessions booked off to wing it as there are always a few available....just wanna check her out b4 booking a proper trackday plus i need a soundtest.....always a good day out and need some bits n pieces from Merlin.
Hopefully ill get on track.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 04:28:17 PM
Well only did 1 session...personal choice as not to keen on these action days. Car was great ...not sure if i got any vid GO POO went flat again and turns itself on off at random.  forgot to stiffen up the shocks as run on front/rear softess setting for road. was fun as squirming about quite a bit.
This engine got the start of hot start but first decent test of gated sump all good. i ran oil at max and not a dribble in catch tank. was fun,,,bit out of practice and hamfisted...this old engine still got some serious go in it....nobody overtook me except the clio kids on a red flag.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 02, 2016, 04:48:14 PM
Glad you made it out of the mayhem in one piece
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 04:50:57 PM
Got half a session..ill upload...old 888s...soft suspension...and me a bit rusty but was first of the year fun. Plus i help a young un fix his xr2!    He was 19! I said i had 1 of these when i 19! ....23 yrs ago lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 02, 2016, 04:51:47 PM
Hahaha. Good man. Nowt worse than someone not being able to have because cars broken
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 02, 2016, 04:52:20 PM
If your having hot start problem then just get a faster spinning starter
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 05:00:27 PM
Yeah gonna check the rpm on scan tool with the fuel pump off...starter sounds weak. Bloody vid upside down lol...god i hate computers! Make my blood boil!
Youll see from the vids she was all over the place ha ha!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 05:24:20 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 05:26:05 PM
Seen this,,,only rotary i saw....recognise the reg if somebody on here...very shiny!.
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2016, 07:16:37 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCNAQ1uXMtk
2nd halve of sess....these 2 clios overtook took me on a red flag so i retook the pair of them lol.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 03, 2016, 03:39:28 PM
Lol...rpm dash n scan tool both within 5 rpm ..cranking....got the dizzy heights of 152 rpm...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 03, 2016, 05:45:43 PM
perfect example of why i only done 1 sess!.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCWtjbfr-3w




Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2016, 03:11:53 PM
Well little update from me....ive done the yearly nutn bolt check....few things worked them self loose...most worrying prop to axle all needed a tweak...so every bolt now painted.
Made up a little floor plate to help improve downshifts with a little heel n toe.
All levels checks and a few top ups and repairs.
Then i stuck a silly sticker on...
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(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160407_145018_zpshynkfv1v.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160407_141429_zpsvloeovhw.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160407_145035_zpsvntt4zoh.jpg)
and incase you could ever forget its got a rotary....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160407_122651_zpsrkmnuf2r.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2016, 03:17:27 PM
had aplay with the starter motor...152 rpm on scan tool.....took it off which was a mare as an oilcooler in the way...cleaned up all the connections, dropped tested the battery all good. got the spare out to realise its a h1 1.3kw and my spare i fitted to neighbours car...doh..connected up to jump back and spinning like a top.put it back onagain and 170 rpm...see what its like when hot.  :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 07, 2016, 03:34:49 PM
Is it meant to be 250rpm? Or is that what speed you do a compression test at? Can't remember
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2016, 03:39:38 PM
Yeah circa 250 rpm...fine last year...give abit longer to wake up its not a daily.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 08, 2016, 04:16:33 PM
Um, you should turn that diamond ally plate around. Cause if you are sitting low, that thing will destroy your shoes heels... :)

Anyhoo, looks really good. Cant wait to see her live :)

Dark matter generator! Lol

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2016, 04:28:17 PM
Its only in with 2 rivets at the mo...ive only got size 8 feet so needed a little lift...also i had coolant come in and rain water so wanted a good purchase for my feet.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 04:16:18 PM
You know those big ring expander thingys kids bizarrely put in the ears.....well i thought id put 2 in my nose for fun....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 05:30:21 PM
Huh??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 05:31:39 PM
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 05:33:00 PM
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(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160524_164908_zpsilxrve3v.jpg)

did you think id been to another wedding lol!  ;D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 05:33:40 PM
Yep


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could do with a wedding blow out tbh....been awhile since i had a few beers....xmas eve the next wedding and i know that gonna be a beer fest for sure.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:14:51 PM
So why have you added the nostrils?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:15:45 PM
I haven't been out on the piss for ages.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:20:49 PM
More airflow through oil cooler and rad...always noticed that lap after lap coolant rises by 1 deg every lap after 14 mins...with my new nostrils...should stay static...hoping for 90 deg C after 18 mins flatout.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:21:31 PM
Have you done anything extra to help get the air out also??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:24:45 PM
Yep bonnet full of holes and mitsubishi l200 intake vent reversed. Since fitting the vent the trans tunnel no longer gets red hot. But it was for throttle body clearance the fact it had a hole it was a bonus lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:28:32 PM
A good stuff. Iv had my last two black wheels put on the car today and I noticed how hot the cat gets!! Only been driving for ten mins down to the garage and I could feel the heat from 2 feet away when the car was up on the hoist!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:32:42 PM
I got a standard decatted 1 here off the wifes r3.....it decatted itself.....Flames ?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:35:24 PM
Decatted  itself


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:36:44 PM
I must admit previously I loved having a loud exhaust on my rx7, now however absolutely love that the 8 is nice and quiet and the worse thing you have to listen too is road boise


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:39:57 PM
I took it off up ended it and gave my feet a dusting of precious metals.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:40:46 PM
Lol. Wonder if they still pass emmisons without cat?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:43:10 PM
The 1s with 20 quid on the passenger seat do.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:43:32 PM



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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:46:54 PM
7 posts to go ..... :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:47:12 PM
Too how many?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:48:03 PM
5000 posts by me....mostly retarded nonsense but some gold. :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:48:21 PM
I think I'm way ahead of you


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 06:54:48 PM
Looking at the stats your just of 3500....looking at the stats i have far too much time on my hands...but not really the case as work silly horrible 12 hr shifts.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:55:22 PM
Must have reset when the forum updated


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 06:55:41 PM
I'm sure my mod powers could easily add many too mine hahaha


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 07:38:09 PM
Soz to vanish mate..neighbour banged on door....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 07:39:04 PM
Lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 07:46:13 PM
He want you to fix his rx8 again?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 07:48:27 PM
Nah that things going great...allsweet. other neighbour...got a bmw compact with a m3 lump in....its bonkers goes like stink. Hes booked silverstone gp...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 07:49:18 PM
One of those 1series things?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 24, 2016, 07:49:53 PM
Going to put a thread together for my car, might aswell seen as I'm keeping it forevs


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 07:51:38 PM
Early 1 e36 but no boot....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 24, 2016, 07:52:25 PM
Going to put a thread together for my car, might aswell seen as I'm keeping it forevs


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Cool.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on May 25, 2016, 03:11:02 AM
5000 posts by me....mostly retarded nonsense but some gold. :))

 :57:

Well, I think there is lots of good stuff too ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 25, 2016, 10:14:10 PM
Congrats on that milestone Jon
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2016, 04:36:27 PM
well been alot of internet searching ...head scratching and too and froing....and ive finally come to decision...

I cant drive it any faster in its current guise and its not competitive enough for special gts and this has always been the aim....and i think alot has to do with live axle in the rear. poss 2 secs a lap maybe more...it is a handful.

so after extensive research im putting a mx5 mk1 subframe into the back....hopefully with a rare but available 4.3 lsd.

This gives some massive headaches but i think ive sorted them all out. ( the rx8 subframe is way to big and my 13" wheels wont fit)

the mev exocet kit car pdf build manual been a massive help...this is a kit car  chassis that bolts straight onto a mx5 (miata) rolling ppf.

starting soon here we go again.... :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 10, 2016, 04:39:22 PM
There's plenty of stuff available for mx5s, I'm sure you can get any diff ratio you want from racing beat aka Clive just check their website. Glad your keeping it though, all you need now is s turbo after his upgrde


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 10, 2016, 04:43:28 PM
Yep. Will be a nice wide rear irs in there. I need handling not power. Lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 10, 2016, 05:07:07 PM
You will want power eventually, everyone always does


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 12, 2016, 04:25:42 PM
I think that doing Miata rear might be your best option. Here is a PDF so you can see what parts are compatible and part numbers...

Btw, I sended you text message earlier today. Apparently it didnt come thru... :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 12, 2016, 07:03:15 PM
Cheers for that mate...ive read up that a 4.3 lsd is available in mx5.
I got no text mate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 13, 2016, 04:05:57 AM
I wonder what is wrong with my phone... :) I dont get it...

Just a thought, how about FC rear? It should be stronger than Miatas. But dont know if its too wide too...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 06:57:22 AM
Limited availability mate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on June 13, 2016, 08:28:15 AM
Jon, as far as I know the MX-5 Diff is not only smaller but very weak in comparison.

How about looking at a Sierra Diff which must have been fitted to many kit cars so conversion parts must be readily available.



 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 10:03:12 AM
I would second Clive's advice...  The sierra viscous LSD is a great bit of kit in the Westie... however they are too long in the standard CWP ratios but normally units can be found cheap on ebay can be fully rebuilt with the ratio of your choice (4.44 or 4.7) for around 800 notes.

That is not bad money for a fully recon'd LSD in your ratio of choice.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 12:24:30 PM
I thought id made my mind up lol...there is a damaged front wide westy sei chassis on ebay ....this give me the rear independent chassis...mmmm

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 12:54:25 PM
I would do that, easier than the retro fit of the mx5 subframe...  I can give you some advice on the places to add additional bracing to the rear end as well.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 12:55:59 PM
I thought id made my mind up lol...there is a damaged front wide westy sei chassis on ebay ....this give me the rear independent chassis...mmmm

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Buy it

Link??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 13, 2016, 01:29:26 PM
Yes, I agree with Clive. However, Westy is so light that diff wont get big beating at track...

I think Sierra unit is crap. I would choose Beemer unit. Much stronger, lots of CWPs and better LSDs. And most important, better setup options...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 01:42:57 PM
Yes, I agree with Clive. However, Westy is so light that diff wont get big beating at track...

I think Sierra unit is crap. I would choose Beemer unit. Much stronger, lots of CWPs and better LSDs. And most important, better setup options...

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Ever used one in a really light car? (500-600kg) works really well as the viscous unit is very progressive and 'gentle', conventional units do not tend to work as well as the plate types are a little 'grabby'.  Other option is a proper non-plate torque biasing diff with the correct setup but you can at least double the budget for that.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 01:43:17 PM
Just buy this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262481275957


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 01:48:27 PM
I can promise you go faster in a westifeld, why? Because I have not failed to finish above the one in my class of the sprint championship...  Really good grip of the line, want's to kill you in the bends (a lot like the current car then Jon!)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 01:52:29 PM
But I do like them, one of Jeremy Phillips best... shame he has stopped making/designing cars now, a legend!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 01:53:42 PM
I was trying to find the smashed up westy Jon mentioned but can across that. Lol.

Imagine that with the new supercharged motor they have with 300+hp!!!!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 01:58:15 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTFIELD-CHASSIS-AND-REAR-SUSPENSION-/222137476608?hash=item33b86ce600:g:WWsAAOSwLmVXELmi (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTFIELD-CHASSIS-AND-REAR-SUSPENSION-/222137476608?hash=item33b86ce600:g:WWsAAOSwLmVXELmi)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 02:03:11 PM
Iv just found a thread from 2005 and they are talking about a de Dion IRS? They are also saying that the money spent on converting would be better spent on proper damping for the live axle etc and that the live axle is best for a race track as less bumps etc and the IRS is better for road use?? Confused!  I would say IRS is better no matter what due to its adjustability?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 02:04:12 PM
They also talk about unsprung and sprung weight differences between the two? I have no idea but the have equal amounts of pros and cons??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 02:05:15 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTFIELD-CHASSIS-AND-REAR-SUSPENSION-/222137476608?hash=item33b86ce600:g:WWsAAOSwLmVXELmi (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WESTFIELD-CHASSIS-AND-REAR-SUSPENSION-/222137476608?hash=item33b86ce600:g:WWsAAOSwLmVXELmi)
Well daaannng, if that's all nice and straight and is a fairly  simple job then it's a right bargain.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 02:16:51 PM
Blimin hell....nobody at work today lol....i want irs so i can get camber to get the slicks to work.
Right back to work

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 02:18:46 PM
Caterham's use De-Dion and it works very very well, Westfield don't... the early Westies use a live axle (like Jon's) and can be made to work well with expensive damping and very good setup... in theory you can make it work better than IRS for track work... but...

IRS is very easy to setup, works well with more cost effective clubman level daming, is more forgiving to poor setup, is more forgiving to poor surfaces (you can ride the kerbs without fear of death)...

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 02:19:48 PM
6 hour conf call, I'm on mute with time on my hands!

Blimin hell....nobody at work today lol....i want irs so i can get camber to get the slicks to work.
Right back to work

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 02:56:39 PM
The rear end needs sorting that has become apparent after putting the fd around combe that the westy is very lively.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 05:43:13 PM
Get that eBay part bought sharpish then if you are serious about making the westy into your weapon. Does it come with the half shags and stuff?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 05:44:44 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/13e11437f6e0778d3f3aec681589ed1e.jpg)

Well that makes it crap


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 05:50:05 PM
it's still not bad... the suspension arms, hubs, uprights etc are worth the money.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 05:51:46 PM
it's still not bad... the suspension arms, hubs, uprights etc are worth the money.
Maybe so but are the missing parts easy and readily available?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on June 13, 2016, 06:23:11 PM
Yes they are
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 06:34:10 PM
Well do i vote remain live axle or leave live axle lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 13, 2016, 07:13:03 PM
I vote to get a v8 atom and win


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 13, 2016, 07:25:45 PM
Lol...i could sell the lot and get a new focus rs....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on June 13, 2016, 10:05:35 PM
Jon & Jonathan,

I was at the Brands Speedfest all weekend with the Surf City stand and spotted an open formula we can all have a play in.

Providing all is well with Christine I am going to consider having a go as they have rounds that don't clash with Nippon and I would like to see how the car goes with slicks on,

 http://www.msvracing.co.uk/cars/msvr-all-comers.aspx

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 03:59:56 AM

Ever used one in a really light car? (500-600kg) works really well as the viscous unit is very progressive and 'gentle', conventional units do not tend to work as well as the plate types are a little 'grabby'.  Other option is a proper non-plate torque biasing diff with the correct setup but you can at least double the budget for that.

That I didnt know. My knowlidge is based on how they work in gravel basically :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 04:01:42 AM
Lol...i could sell the lot and get a new focus rs....

That might be the most stupid idea I have ever heard ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2016, 05:26:27 AM
Been reading the reviews and watching online vids. Its a hugely impressive car.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 10:12:20 AM
ITS A FRICKIN´ FORD!!!!  :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 10:13:22 AM
ITS A FRICKIN´ FORD!!!!  :))
Only ford worth having is a mustang


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 10:21:02 AM
Actually no... ;) Old Mustangs doesent handle and newer are too heavy. As I said before, I hate Mustangs. Lots of my friends has Mustangs from different eras, and I just dont understand hype about them and their price...

For example, Fox body was build in late 80s and 90s and they still are basically same as 60s car. Newer perform better, but doesent have same grunt because they have "little" engines. New have quite good engines but they are just too fat and heavy...

I live in small village, about 2000 souls. And at the moment we have 10 mustangs from different eras. One original 67 fastback Shelby for examble... And my friend is building Eleanor clone, with track suspension, brakes and engine...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 10:23:08 AM
I like the 2016 mustang and the 67 coupe(the one with a proper boot) as my dad had one. I think the cougar is great too and they look very menacing


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 10:24:50 AM
I really want the 2016 mustang with the 4 cylinder turbo motor, I'm sure they have 300hp and are very good handling and less weight than the coyote supercharged beast


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2016, 10:50:50 AM
Ford own Mazda. I couldnt buy a new car...im far too tight to stomach the depreciation lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 10:56:49 AM
Ford own Mazda. I couldnt buy a new car...im far too tight to stomach the depreciation lol.

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Same here but I think I could do it just for the mustang


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 02:20:46 PM
I love -67 and -69 Cougar. My friend had -67 with 289 before he got Fox Mustang...

Ford dont own Mazda anymore, which is a good thing :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 02:24:38 PM
I love -67 and -69 Cougar. My friend had -67 with 289 before he got Fox Mustang...

Ford dont own Mazda anymore, which is a good thing :)
Fox mustang is a good cheapish car (if you live in USA anyway) to start building a fast drag car with


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2016, 03:25:04 PM
I had to check wiki pedia...yep your right Jarno.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on June 14, 2016, 05:17:41 PM
Grant, that true. They are quite expensive here though. Suspension setup and geometry is really crap if you try to corner it, however drag is different thing :) my friends Fox was heavily modified and still it couldn't compite against newer model...

Jon, I think Ford sold it almost ten years ago. Also they sold 2 other brands. Funny thing was that those 3 were only ones that made profit for Ford! :D

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on June 14, 2016, 05:28:56 PM
So Jon have you bought the  wide rear end or not?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on June 14, 2016, 05:54:53 PM
Nope ....not buying it unseen...going on holiday next week and having a think.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 14, 2016, 01:59:05 PM
Well, my August operation has been put back to Sept 23....so as ive actually been feeling better and using the Westy the last 2 weeks on the roads with no detrimental effect ....so i booked a track day at last....using the Westy for this got some slicks to get my moneys worth from... :P

itching for a trackday....

Friday 26th August at Combe £170.00 all day...still 14 places left if any body wants to join me.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 14, 2016, 02:49:54 PM
and 3 track sessions at Forge... 8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2016, 05:11:39 AM
Good to hear that you have been feeling better :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2016, 05:22:04 AM
Yep...no thanks to our nhs...though...people say where lucky to have it....complete crap service start to finish..loose samples  cancel ops perscribe wrong meds..my cats get better treatment at the vets.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2016, 05:25:20 AM
And what has sorted it....ice cream just like Forest Gump...
2 magnums a day ive been fine.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 15, 2016, 11:36:24 AM
Yes, same here. My back has been killing me for a few weeks now. Doctors say that exercise. Ok, how can I cause it hurts like hell...

Nowadays all basic things like school, medical care, post and so on, they are just going worse and worse...

Yeah, animals do get better treatment. And expensive :)

Run Forrest run :)

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2016, 07:30:57 PM
No blow and no smoke...not driven yet....let it all cool and checkover tomoz.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 15, 2016, 08:52:02 PM
Opps wrong car ha ha

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 16, 2016, 04:45:13 AM
lol

Or is it time to get westory some over pressure too ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 18, 2016, 10:34:52 AM
If i did it again with experienced gained it would be a mev exocet with front n rear rx8 subframes and rew engine.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 19, 2016, 10:23:34 AM
Finally got to the end of this. Wow. A really good read, so many ups and downs. So glad you have it running properly now, and like I said on rx8oc, can't wait to see it at forge day.
Has re-ignited my fire to do a kit car, I had suppressed that urge for so long. Watch this space.
Cheers for linking me to your thread.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 19, 2016, 11:08:45 AM
Cheers mate...yep crashing it during testing was not my finest hour....lowest point on my own fully stripped chassis on 2 wheels and trolley jack half loaded onto a trailer in the pouring rain.....i remember it well....lol then last years pesky misfire ....ha ha. Highs have been realising youve got some great mates that step in and help with welding and straightening when youve nearly given up and when you drive it, its raw like no road car can convey.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 19, 2016, 03:29:10 PM
I'm thinking of going down the Haynes roadster route and making the frame and everything. Means I have got a lot of learning to do, so gunna start to learn welding soon.
Least that way I can make any adjustments I need to make to have the running gear fit straightaway.

Well this is the plans anyway! Gunna be a long term project that's for sure!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2016, 12:28:25 PM
Cool...its an old design...all basically a clone from Colin Chapmans original Lotus 7 design. Worth joining locost builder forums and have a mooch about...
In other news...swapped out my worn out qr steering coupling....what a mare...contorted myself into some human corkscrew to get at bolts.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 20, 2016, 02:20:57 PM
I got both the original locost book and the Haynes roadster. Started looking on that site, just gunna start building up the rest of the tools I need to get, organise my garage, then start looking for places to source the steel.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 20, 2016, 06:32:18 PM
Randy, What do you want the car for specifically? track road etc?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 21, 2016, 12:07:31 AM
Bit of both. Not gunna do racing, just track days etc. Bit of fun really. Like I said, it's gunna be a long term project. I'm estimating a year or 2 to build it, then if I get it done quicker, it's a bonus. Like I said, been batting the idea about, and finally wanna test myself to see if I could actually make it!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 21, 2016, 09:44:42 AM
Cool. Good luck ill have a good chat with you at Forge.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 21, 2016, 09:50:40 AM
Cheers. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2016, 03:19:06 PM
Combe track day tomoz....been a while since Westy on track...nut n bolt check everything...shogun loaded up with everything....just in case....hoping its dry....slicks are on....and need some scrubbing in again.
Been a fair few months since ive been on track and westory...frikin excited....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 25, 2016, 07:47:25 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160825_162521_zpsjps5ef6l.jpg)

all loaded ready to go....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160825_162510_zpskvpoxzwg.jpg)

first use of the trailer for westory and had to buy new ratchet straps as the bloke who bought the s2000 engine came ill prepared and i had to use them to lift the engine into his truck, ill send em back mate....NOPE. Anyways bought the brightest i could find and fixed me flashy light on the top of the Shogun...  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 26, 2016, 01:36:57 AM
Hope you have a cracking day mate!!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 26, 2016, 04:52:54 AM
Have fun! :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2016, 03:08:57 PM
Was having fun....then limp mode. P01668...oil metering pump....tried to fix it ....got a spare at home. Early bath.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 26, 2016, 05:41:05 PM
Home now.....couldnt fix track side.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2016, 05:27:06 AM
Got my spare  OMP out to discover the switch is missing?. Mustve used it elsewhere?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 27, 2016, 05:41:09 AM
Damn... :/ What happened to that OMP, whats broken in it?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 27, 2016, 07:20:21 AM
Its a stepper motor that feeds oil to the oil injectors....theres a switch on it that feedback to the ecu that it has performed its function...i suspect the switch as it looks as cruddy and furry. Theres voltage there as i tested and actually shorted the switch out at track to get it out of limp mode after the start up checks but it went back into limp after a few revs. When i tried to remove switch the bolt head sheared off so packed up and went home. Still got 4 sessions in the morning and nothing overtook me so reasonably happy i got some use outta the slicks....it was a very hot day and temps for oil and water where setting my prealarms off 5 laps in so did some heat management....
Track was quiet with 20 cars on at 1 time...but oversubscribed with actually cars...massive queues to get on track spent more time queing that on track.....trackdays are becoming too popular....the secrets out...
There was an fd there going rather slowly and an rx8 that was going pretty well....and a 50 year Truimph Spitfire that was parked up in parc ferme next tome that didnt break down. I nearly went home to get the FD but not enough time.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on August 28, 2016, 06:28:27 AM
Ok, I see...

Yes, so much people attending track days nowadays. But my opinion is that only way that track days are safe, is that they wont let lots of cars to track. Something like 20 is good, depending on track of course. Yesterday I went to FoMoCo day at Ahvenisto. At one point there where something like 50 cars racing at same time. And different skills, power differense... that wasnt safe...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 28, 2016, 07:02:19 AM
The amount on track was good but the overall attendance was too high...i only managed 4 track sessions in the morning due to queing. But biggest issue was the limp mode so only 1 very slow track perimeter cruise in afternoon.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 28, 2016, 07:06:29 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20160826_173950_zpsv0roxoya.jpg)

chain drilled and filed some holes in my nose cone at lunch time trackside to get temps down but never got to test.....1 job todo to make it look presentable.... ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 30, 2016, 06:55:01 PM
took the omp off ...and the switch...tested the switch and fine.  cyles on/ off.
Put my spare omp (which is minus a switch) and test still the same... took the switch off and fired engine actuator does not move....so switch not switching.......... :(

so as now manifold blimin hot gave up for today and printed off relevant section in mazda manual...looking like a break in the engine loom to the pcm imho...this is original but rerouted out the back off the engine...time for some continuity testing.  Here we go again :-[...im gonna wait for Bigpete's OMP from rx8oc fit that and if no good delve abit deeper.

runs blimin rich in limp, filled garage full of smoke and eyes stinging.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 30, 2016, 08:57:17 PM
Jon, try the ECU re-set.

My Race car has gone into limp mode a couple of times, kill the power, ignition on, pump the pedal 20 times and re-start without turning the ignition off.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 30, 2016, 09:01:22 PM
Will do tomoz mate...tried battery off at track and since home comes outta limp for a couple of blips then straight back in but havenot tried with the new omp.
On fire up or start up is in supposed to move....nothing happens at all.......

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on August 31, 2016, 08:33:04 AM
If you remember with my car, we gave the OMP a direct electrical  feed
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2016, 08:43:39 AM
Ive got the 2 electrical feeds 12v to the omp and a 12v feed to the switch. Ive printed off the mazda manual relevant section so i can continuity test pin to pin...
Ill try 20 brake stomp first though. I took the switch off and pos 2 no movement and then fired no movement with both omps. Weird thing failure during lunchtime. Came off track all ok went back on straight into limp.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2016, 09:49:44 AM
Just rechecked all.
Pcm plug to omp plug...continuity test all good no breaks in loom
Continuity test pcm plugs to omp switch all good.
Voltage on plugs as specified.
Both omp windings checked and ok.
20 brake stomp didnt clear it.
Recheck switch going on Off....
So happy loom is ok and my spare omp is untested as came with the donor engine...so wait for other to turn up and try that....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 31, 2016, 03:36:38 PM
Ha ha there dropping like flies the scooby rad has just split. 2 out of 4 running darent touch anything

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2016, 07:13:25 AM
Stayed up from nights to pick up me 2 parcels...yay..omp here...fingers x time .

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2016, 02:20:29 PM
2nd hand omo fixed it....my spare was toast...hence why cheap on ebay...lol...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2016, 02:48:41 PM
Yep been for a blast and few ignition cycles all good....still running hotter than usual ...think ill flush the rad and block tomoz and add some more ducting ready for Forge.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 02, 2016, 04:01:00 PM
Great to hear you've got that issue sorted Jon  :13:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 02, 2016, 04:08:05 PM
Yep must be an internal fault with omp itself....all checks as per Mazda TSM good...phew as if didnt work i was clueless.
In other news just pulled the rad pack on my scooby and thought id remove the cambelt covers for a little looksee...despite there being a cambelt change sticker under bonnet the make does not tally the genuine subaru 1 fitted....and marked up changed 20 k ago so sum 1 fibbing.....ill have todo belt....its an old dog but its my old dog....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 02:48:15 PM
Scooby rad done n bled up...took for a blast...uniroyal rainsport 3! Drives like it dry...
Now onto Westory....flush the cooling system and some more ducting.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 07:30:53 PM
woohoo, full on day off tinkerage. If id know Strictly Come Dancing has started id still be in garage.

added some more ducting and some packing faom to block area behind rad so know all air entering nose can has to go through rad.

I removed rad and took to work and cleaned fins in parts washer...well blocked with flies and crud. then blew out with airline....hopefully done the trick...nice fresh coolant too.

garage is a complete mess but good place to rockout whilst tinkering.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 03, 2016, 08:11:13 PM
Oh god x factor after stritcly dancing....might go un tidy garage.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on September 05, 2016, 12:40:49 AM
And there's me thinking you were a Radio 3 man  ;) ;D

Planet Rock is great - shame they moved the DAB channel recently as reception here is now "iffy" :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 07, 2016, 01:52:32 PM
Well. Westory Cooling issue seems resolved she is back under control temps are 78deg flying 84 traffic and 92 to 89 on the fan control idle...i expect the car on track will stabilise around 88 deg c hopefully...lots of duct tape and alloy fab...it aint pretty but functional.
Hot start however is getting longer and longer maybe ill have to build an engine  finally.  Nice to actually have it though on this engine as opposed to bearing failure as looks like the sump is doing its job.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 08, 2016, 10:06:20 AM
I also have a p0172 system too rich code....this gives a bit of a headache as i know its not the plugs leads or 3 off the coils...there c type mrp 1s but i have a non gen 1 in there as for some reason electronic suppression or something the gen coils will not provide a trigger for the digi dash rpm readout...spent ages on this awhile back so for elimination purposes i need a new non gen coil to try...but what where do i get 1....gonna see what local auto factors are selling ngk 1s at....this coil i think has a fair few miles onit...maybe what came on car....i know its a non gen as lit the dash board up on the type s else i would have never known.
This could also be the long hot start.....ohh exciting.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 12, 2016, 02:54:48 PM
Dirrrrtttyyy maf....no p0172 code at the mo. Really wanna take westy this friday to Combe its the best adrenaline ride off the lot...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 12, 2016, 03:24:55 PM
Well. Westory Cooling issue seems resolved she is back under control temps are 78deg flying 84 traffic and 92 to 89 on the fan control idle...i expect the car on track will stabilise around 88 deg c hopefully...lots of duct tape and alloy fab...it aint pretty but functional.
Hot start however is getting longer and longer maybe ill have to build an engine  finally.  Nice to actually have it though on this engine as opposed to bearing failure as looks like the sump is doing its job.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 12, 2016, 03:33:26 PM
Woohoo your back....price still the same....ive got an fd ill never have any money again....but pm your price you never know....she is taking a while to fire at the mo...but starter only cranky at 170 rpm again....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 12, 2016, 04:00:42 PM
Pm. That's a price I'm happy to sell it to anyone too.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2016, 01:53:36 PM
Blown up....sounds like rear stat or rotor bearing....Went home got the Colt...still having fun.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2016, 06:29:32 PM
Home now....Coltie no issues for the afternoon....think thats me done i just want seat time...tried my best but time to stick summit else in the Westfield.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 16, 2016, 06:31:24 PM
Blown up....sounds like rear stat or rotor bearing....Went home got the Colt...still having fun.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2016, 06:36:01 PM
Yes mate ive tried my hardest i went out on 888 all good put the slicks on....dead in 2 laps.  No oil in catch tank....no idea whats gonna go in it but what with continually battling issues instead of driving time for summit else....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 16, 2016, 06:37:03 PM
Too much grip with slicks!!! Dry sump only fix


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2016, 06:41:05 PM
Dunno... bearings can go anytime? Itll cost me 2500 at least for a rebuilt engine with warranty else im chancing again...when the bridge failed there was no oil in catch tank....
Cant solve the issue time to move on.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 16, 2016, 06:42:36 PM
Anyways i still had fun....gave the Coltie a proper pasting.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 17, 2016, 05:55:57 AM
Blown up....sounds like rear stat or rotor bearing....Went home got the Colt...still having fun.

You got to be joking... :(

Dunno... bearings can go anytime? Itll cost me 2500 at least for a rebuilt engine with warranty else im chancing again...when the bridge failed there was no oil in catch tank....
Cant solve the issue time to move on.

Im speachless and sad...

But I agree with Grant, too much grip with slicks, she turns so hard. But I guess that bearings can go anytime... What kind of oil system that other rotary westy has?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2016, 06:25:38 AM
This engine had a few miles onit and was taking 5 to 8 secs to start hot....but i was not expecting bearing failure...thats 2 bearing failures now. 
The sump is mega and no oil alarms...the digi dash was sent away for update and has 2 low press oil alarm 25 and 10 psi....did not come on....thing is on a road going car you will never get the sustained high rpm pulls like im doing...i dunno nothings off the table for discussion atmo.....i could sell the lot or put summit else in it...
There where quite a few cars there yesterday and they where on slicks.....and no fancy dry sumps.
Im not pissy as i knew the engine was low comp its just the failure of bearings again which means it will happen again.
Lol ive sorted so many issues just running out of enthusiam for it.
Running Coltie yesterday afternoon put it all into perpestice ...no noise heat or surge issues...gave it a proper pasting and pretty much stayed out on track all afternoon....they had to wave the chequered flag to tell to me come in at end of day and not at anytime did i think it was going to let me down.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2016, 09:11:38 AM
So if anybody interested to take the lot away including stripped Bridgeported engine..all 3 sets of wheels copius amounts of spares oil premix etc give me a shout...over 12k spent stopped counting year ago looking pretty much everything new. Any rx specialist could get engine in/out easier than an rx8.
Or buy Grants car and drop the bridge in...4500 take everything away.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 17, 2016, 09:32:55 AM
What rpms were you holding it at? I'm just wondering if a lower diff ratio is better so that it isn't held at higher rpms for as long, bearing loads go up a hell of a lot when you have more rpms don't they? This is why people with turbos don't need to run higher rpms as you make more power lower down depending on turbo size etc


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 17, 2016, 12:42:21 PM
Full rpm revving to 9100 i think...3rd and 4th pulling 5th through folly..
Anyways.
Westy se.
Live axle 4.1 ratio trans x lsd.
Uprated half shafts welded retaining collars on new bearings.
All new bushes in rear.
Procomp shocks.
Full rollcage.
Fire extinguisher plumbed in.
X3 set Team dynamics pro race wheels 2 sets are 15 " with 888 and t1rs and 3rd set 13" with yoko a005 slicks...all tyres plenty of tread.
Brakes...fronts Wilwood calipers mintex 1157 pads drill and grooved disc all lots of life.
Rear sierra caliper and ferrodo pads drilled n grooved. With handbrake...mot legal as she has daytime mot...
BJR digi dash gps speedo. Shift light etc warning alarms all programmed in
100% faultfree rx8 loom and ecu by me.
All the racing stuff battery isolator rain light etc.
Massive radtec front radiator....now fully ducted in. The faster you go the cooler it gets.
X2 oil coolers.
Bespoke Torque Techniques full exhaust 92db at 4500 rpm...no issues with noise and has not got any louder in 2 years plus. Its fully repackable.
Resprayed in r3 aurora blue.
Harness indate til 2018.
Rx8 performance gated alloy sump.
Loads of spares...inc. hayward rotary bridgeport engine in bits...ported plates are in very good condition...needs e shaft and c rotor and putting back together.
Loom clutch all sensors fuel pumps...all included.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on September 19, 2016, 05:25:48 AM
Me very sad...  :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 19, 2016, 08:07:24 AM
Dont be sad ....its been a hoot tbh. Ive learnt alot, improved my mechanical and electrical skills. My driving has improved.
Its not about the money im immensely proud of the little thing but it cant do the job i want it todo so ill find or build summit that can.....and that is campaign a whole season at Combe in Special gt and see where we are.
Blimin bearings....what makes me sad is the fd will have to go as to pay for it all.
Theres a thread over on rx8oc regarding bearing failure....ive been participating in....someone can find me a solution....
If nobody wants a frikin bargain as is...easy over 12k spent...all reciepts.
 Engine out/ in a day .
Then ill stick summit else in.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 25, 2016, 05:27:29 AM
Bump £4500

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2016, 06:02:54 PM
not for sale.....been some options explored and decisions to be made...but its staying put and project will continue...yep its coming apart for round 3. :P just not right now.  needs to earn some wonga first.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on September 30, 2016, 06:16:09 PM
not for sale.....been some options explored and decisions to be made...but its staying put and project will continue...yep its coming apart for round 3. :P just not right now.  needs to earn some wonga first.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2016, 06:21:47 PM
Ha ha rotary emotion roller coaster.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 30, 2016, 06:31:27 PM
Enlighten the unlightened


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on September 30, 2016, 06:40:06 PM
3rd engine will be going in. Details to be finalised and live axle getting junked......

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on September 30, 2016, 06:46:04 PM
Where engine three coming from?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on October 01, 2016, 12:22:04 PM
YES YES YES YES YES....  That is all...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 01, 2016, 12:35:23 PM
Cheers mate....im chasing rainbows at the mo to finance it bit of ot see me right anyways.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on October 01, 2016, 12:36:54 PM
Let me know if you need anything mate, always happy to help.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on October 01, 2016, 12:39:09 PM
Cheers mate. You,ve already given me inspiration with your results this year...if im honest a bit of jealousy as well ha ha.
Keep it up!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on October 01, 2016, 11:58:02 PM
Just back from a holiday break and sooooo pleased to read this Jon, great news  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on October 02, 2016, 07:00:55 AM
Great news! I think you made right decision :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 16, 2016, 01:06:15 PM
Ok so ive done alot of thinking...funds are low but enthuiasm and motivation high...
I think i have a solution.
560 bhp per tonne....fd powered Westy...ive got everything to convert so ditch the renny but a sympathetic removal of fd running gear to graft into Westy...so it can go back in fd later on. Use the fd rear subframe to put the powerdown ive worked out most of the conversion in my head...will need   downforce and some funky front splitter.....really think its possible and it will be mega quick. Maybe a death trap lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on November 16, 2016, 11:40:25 PM
Sounds like a plan  ;) :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2016, 04:57:58 AM
Only major issue i see is the steering column and turbos possible conflict...the rest is welding, wiring and bashing.
Should be a hoot...and with 150 more bhp maybe just maybe the car i always wanted...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on November 17, 2016, 08:07:48 AM
Solution------ go Single Turbo -------- steering issues gone and more power  8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2016, 08:21:34 AM
Yes Clive have considered it but at the mo the Fd engine will need a rebuild due low comp figures and its leaking oil like a sieve...the renny stuff can be sold off its a case of having too atmo because fun tokens are very low....all about what i can do myself inhouse....i think its gonna be the downpipe that gives biggest problem but hoping i can shoot it out  horizontally and then down to meet existing silencer.....hoping to tune at 12 psi and then see what laptime i can get and go to 14 if needed but i reckon its gonna be mental fast at 12psi and plenty for front running.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 17, 2016, 08:23:24 AM
Theres an fd powered Westy on youtube in Poland worth a search its bonkers.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 18, 2016, 12:57:49 PM
If I can remember right, your Westy has lots of room in back, so swapping FD´s rear end to it would be quite "easy" I think. I suggest that you do same thing that my brother did: build a subframe to FD´s rearend frame and then bolt them both to Westy. Quite easy to fit with just bolts then, easy to take off, and you dont have to do massive frame work to Westy...

Only thing what makes me scratch my head in that swap is that where you planning to put all that "front stuff", oil coolers, radiator, and so on...? ;)

And how you are going to fix/solve oil surge and those problems...? :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 18, 2016, 08:34:42 PM
Yes mate. Rear is quite spacious and subframe will bolt in. Little bit of extra weight but needs some weight over rear wheels anyway..Intending to run 16" wheels at back equivalent to 265 so will fit 5 x114 pcd and if i get offset right 20mm wider than front.
Front i run a big radtec rad and twin oilcoolers atmo so plenty of space  to use the fd 1s....issue is intercooler but due to compact nature of engine there is room in front of engine and will top mount on front nose cone/ bonnet.
Big issue is steering column goes right through turbo area and i may be forced to go single i dont know yet and at the mo im assuming fd 5 speed will fit in place of 8 6speed but ive read there 100mm shorter....time will tell.
Oil surge raaaa! Well penny washer and atmospheric vent have greatly reduced issue on fd and as it low comp possibly worsened by worn side seals...have to roll with it.
Biggest thing is not to destroy fd...anything poached can go back on later and essentially im only going to borrow engine gearbox and electrics. I will source rear subframe complete infact there is 1 very local to me on ebay atmo that i will prob get when free.
Theres gonna be plentys of issues to sort...i truly think my bearing issues are renesis related and hopefully its the last ill see of them. If i stuck another renny in it would be mid position car and dont see the point in that.
Its gonna need a big rear wing n front splitter of which i have no idea how to design.
Im thinking a year to complete ready for 2018 season.
Project 727....build thread soon.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 20, 2016, 08:35:45 AM
Ok, you have figured out cooling and oil systems, good. :)

Cant say anything about steering column :)

But one thing that you should think about is that, is it really worth braking up your FD? You can find rx-8 rear ends and gearboxes really cheap. And those can handle that power, if you wont go mental. Dunno for sure but I´m quessing that rx-8 rear subframe is similar to FD´s. Gearboxes are almost similar size as you said. You can swap 8´s 5 and 6 speed boxes if you want, depends what gear rations you need. Only problem with those are boxes are different lenght PPF and propshaft, but I dont think that it is big issue either. Anyways you should build or order custom made PPF like my bro did...

8´s 5 speed is basically same box that FD has, but much smaller prize. But 6 speed has quite good gear rations if you are tight track. But if you want to go mental, you can buy Toyota T50 dogbox from here, they can take lots of beating and and can choose rations and swap those easily ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 20, 2016, 09:24:15 AM
I know what your saying mate im between a rock and a hard place...ive considered everything and tbh im a stubborn mofo! Ive set my goal off Combe special gts and anything else isnt cricket to me... i dont want to rob the fd but i also dont particulary want to drive it on uk roads...
It will be all reversible and stored putting the fd drivetrain into the Westfield makes sense as will only require mild tune so it shouldnt be stressed.
Ive looked at so many options even racing the colt in nippon.
Every decision ive made ive had a nagging doubt in the back of mind but this decision is final. Even to point if the steering column wont fit ill convert to lhd.
Im not sure about the size of rear wheels and slicks and a multitude of other things but if i want to break 1.10 combe lap i need to go extreme. Its happening.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 20, 2016, 09:30:34 AM
Once i pulled the engine from fd i can do oil leaks...then i can set about dropping it in and seeing what needs fabricating. Once all in i can test and build aero before pulling and getting rebuild.
Rear end will be stripped and subframe mounting frame fabricated before bolt in...
Seems quite straightforward....electric yep...gonna be a pain but im confident i can make a loom like the rx8 1 and all should be fine.
Driving the beast is motivation enough.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 20, 2016, 03:33:30 PM
I know, I know, decision sometimes are difficult. :) Are you stubborn? My bro is stubborn bastard, you are not! ;) :D

I just wanted to give you some options. Sorry mate, but my opinion is that braking your FD isnt an option. :)

Few things to remember (my opinions):
-What ever you do, keep it simple. Simple solutions are easier to fix and modify.
-When designing that rear ends subframe, its lot easier and makes more sence to modify that, not rears own frame or Westys frame.
-Bolt PPF to chassis, to box and to rear so hard that it is impossible to move. That way PPF acts like part of cars chassis, and wont brake so easily.
-Dunno about 8´s rear end but FD´s has quite short suspension movement. You can modify it a little. Especially suspension in/up movement is really short.
-Westy is starting to become old race car (I think, not sure?) and have had lots of beating around the track. So chassis could be old and worn out, too flexible and maybe bent. So you have to check everything and re enforce it. Also, more power, weight and corner speed means bigger possibility to chassis to bend in corners.

Also, funny thing about LHD cars. At some point in our touring car classes, some drivers purchased cars from UK, RHD cars. Then some of drivers started to become suspicious, cause they converted those RHD cars to LHD. Why? You can see corners apex better from LHD car, because almost every track is clockwise, so more corners to right :D

Btw, did you ever found out what was that weird noise that came out of your FD´s rear? :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 20, 2016, 09:35:20 PM
Rear end noise....lol...she was groaning as she wanted togo back to the farm and continue her slumber....after Silverstone i stripped the rear brakes found nothing wrong re assembled and no noise since so possible brake bind due to hung up pad in slider....ebc pads always need a bit of the backing plate filling off..
I know what your saying mate...but engine has to come out of fd for oil leaks....its blimin pissing out of front engine cover and dripping off engine mounts. So ill borrow it for a bit....no fd parts are being sold so its not being broke. At the moment i have 2 broke cars that are resonably fast ....if you have a solution other than proposed im all ears....and fd race car is not an option it would require massive cash to be reliable and competitive.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 20, 2016, 09:39:37 PM
Im not taking rear out of fd...i will source another fd subframe...rx8 rear subframes are rusty and heavier.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 21, 2016, 06:04:01 AM
Really? Well, that was good news. I thought that diff is gone :)

Well, I quess its time to pull that engine off then. :/ But I agree, modifying FD to track beast is massive job. So best way to enjoy it, is to run it as it is...

Are 8´s subframes heavier? Ok. But I dont think it matters really, you need more weight to the back. I havent seen 8´s rear end in person so I, not sure how much different it is compared to FD´s. But I´m quessing that is has more suspension travel and better geometry...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2016, 07:04:38 AM
Could use a 8 subframe i suppose...wouldnt have to worry about pillow ball bushes...get import rear discs and 16" wheels would fit...ill do some research as yes better geo..thanks

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 21, 2016, 08:14:25 AM
Umm, what size stock rear discs are? Cause I thought that 16" wheels would fit :)

Well, using 8´s parts is my opinion anyways. :) Much more easier to get and cheaper. And they are more advanced than FD´s...

Anyhoo, what ever you do, I think you are going to right direction. I really believe that old stiff rear end isnt best option for light track car. When you think about it, it cant compare to newer IRS systems. Just because optimal wheel position(caster and so on), unsprung weight and just maximum tyres contact to tarmac...

Hmm, I need 8´s rear end system too, so I can study it :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on November 21, 2016, 09:54:57 PM
No idea mate...just that import rx8s run 16s with smaller disc so an assumption...that uk discs are probably too big for 16s.
Biggest thing that puts me off is the rust...on the 8 subframe and its a fair chunk of pig iron....fds subframe looks to have stood the test of time and some nice alloy components and all fully adjustable...if the geo is better on an 8 than a 7 its marginal....the 7 makes up for it with POWERRRRR !!!!! Lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on November 22, 2016, 03:09:13 AM
Oh. That I didnt know, I thought that they are similar size :)

Yes, FD´s subframe is really impressive. And its +25year old design! But once again I thought that 8´s is similar, with all those adjustable things. :/

Well, in theory, 8´s rear should keep up with bigger power cause internals are the same. However, I do not know about casing...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 18, 2016, 07:36:15 PM
nah keeping both cars....
but what i am gonna say is Woohoo  8)  :)) ::)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 12:24:44 AM
 :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 20, 2016, 04:49:57 AM
 :s_good: :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: rote8 on December 20, 2016, 08:49:04 AM
Good to hear.  :1rij: been looking for an excuse to use this.  ;D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 08:54:46 AM
Epic news coming later today....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 11:39:51 AM
 :happy1: - been waiting to use that one too  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 03:32:15 PM
Right here we go got plenty to keep me busy for next few weeks....

so funds low due to house improvements etc Holiday to oz buying atrailer etc etc....

got to say big thanks to Tim at Rx motors and Ben at Rotary revs both came up with some replacement engine deals but funds low and i dont borrow money apart from afrikin great mortgage :'(...so found a crashed rebuild street port rx8, only done 1800 miles so run in for me...OK so its a Apex rebuild and dubious rep but its running nice no codes and defo will get a test in the westy.

i really dont like breaking cars never done it before but the damage to too far gone....

so westy will live on this time with a street port and i can sell of everything else and hopefully get a free engine at the end of it.

anybody want a nice Racing beat exhaust.....

cars was pretty immaculate .....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20161220_145424_zps4za3fdum.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20161220_145403_zpsqahyiokp.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20161220_145412_zpssc2fkbai.jpg)
shame but due to rear quarter not saveable.

perfect red n black leather interior.

bilstein b12 with eibach springs, polybushed

first job get the engine out and then engine out of westy then break the rest....some parts are going in the attic...future investment for 20 years time lol....you never know. :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 03:34:33 PM
Cost £820 for car and £240 for transport so if if ive done my sums right free engine..... :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 04:45:58 PM
Those exhaust tips don't look like Racing Beat?

Nice plan tho Jon, hope it works out financially for you with selling the spare bits. Alloys look to be in reasonable nick too!

Shame, another one bites the dust (but all helps to make the limited number of RX-8's smaller and rarer over time  ;))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 04:48:49 PM
Yep i concure just been looking for it...not racing beat...its got blued tips and a single rear silencer....?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 04:53:17 PM
Yeah wheels are good...but goodyear run flats on front and riken maystorm2 on rear? "Made in Sebia" from granite... Wtf! Shame it looked like a real tidy car. Lots of history etc. Its too far gone...inner wing is badly mullered and boonet pushed over. Had a quick drive all ok engine wise and hotstart.
At least gets westy running again....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 04:56:05 PM
With those tyres on no wonder it ended up in a accident! I'm amazed at people who buy a performance sports car and then put rubbish tyres on it, just asking for trouble ::)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 04:58:43 PM
Yep me too...the rears are brand new....and the reason for losing control and smashing it up.
The 1 my mate recently bought with Autogrip on the rear was downright dangerous....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 05:07:36 PM
Tyre review is good in dry awful in wet....got a treadwear rating off 240 which is soft....oh well...
Right need to hunt down this exhaust he told me racing beat.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 05:24:15 PM
Quick internet troll no idea...not toyo, japspeed or cobra....its loud . To loud for an old fart like me. But the young uns will love it. The horrible toyo i took of the last 1 flew out the garage door...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 06:43:48 PM
Single box exhaust...hmmm  :-\

HKS, or Greddy? - but I think  both those had two boxes though?

Doesn't look like a Borla - they had a clear marking and no blueing.

Agency Power had blued tips, but two boxes...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 06:45:07 PM
Possible, but unlikely:

https://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/cat-back-exhaust-system/inv-hs12sstg3t-invidia-q300-cat-back-exhaust-titanium-tip (https://www.rallysportdirect.com/part/cat-back-exhaust-system/inv-hs12sstg3t-invidia-q300-cat-back-exhaust-titanium-tip)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 06:45:43 PM
The only thing i found with blue tips was Agency Power...defo single silencer.....its not racing beat quality.....ill get a better look tomoz....i was more concerned with the power unit today.lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 06:48:23 PM
If a longlife or custom drive in out exhaust place unusual for the blue tip treatment....ill crawl under tomoz. Shame not a RB thought i was in the money lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 07:04:14 PM
You'd have got back a few hundred on the exhaust alone if RB - pity, but it might still turn out to be desirable if custom SS and a rare beast.

Any recourse back to the seller for "not as described"?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 07:08:43 PM
Yeah was part of bid pricing process....ill get it off tomoz and find what it is.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 07:12:43 PM
Do you fancy a lush red n black interior to go with your new engine.....? Lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 07:14:54 PM
Red is the fastest colour....gotta be worth 20bhp?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on December 20, 2016, 07:28:09 PM
 ;D My wife's already complained that I have a pair of RX-8 front black leather seats cluttering up our shed - I want to convert them to pedestal chairs  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 07:32:55 PM
Lol only messing trying to sell me shizzle ha ha. Worthless parts atmo are going in the attic....if the 8 is the last rotary production car its of historic significance! But ill have to do it stealth as mrs will kill me lol. The sunroof is 1 such item...as long as it fits through hatch...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 20, 2016, 07:51:24 PM
Well exhausted ebay google and youtube so went out in the dark and slid underneath it...its a custom exhaust...no branding but prob longlife or equilavent...no joining flange on rear box, mandrel bends etc...but not jig welded. Luckily the tig welds are better than mine .
Well ill sound test it for dBs b4 taking off.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on December 21, 2016, 05:26:20 AM
 :wee_hee: Good news Jon, and great find!

Yes, there seems to be lots of companys in UK that are braking 8´s. But I´m quessing you can get some of your money back when braking that car. That exhaust sounds interesting. And those tyres :D I would like to have 8´s seats but they are so fricin expensive here...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on December 21, 2016, 09:56:44 AM
Yep there are some many people breaking them...theres a few parts sought after then the rest is  not in demand so prices cheap as chips. I dont want my house looking like a scrap yard. I half stripped car will look awful so off  n out with the easy sell and electrical stuff and then weigh it it.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 10:39:56 AM
Right time to start stripping both cars down for engine swap shop...
Brrrrr its frikin freezing .

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 12:37:44 PM
Engines pretty much ready for pulling so easy so much access...no crane here though doh...so time to start on the donor...dont think ill have such an easy time.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 03, 2017, 02:45:06 PM
Yep, I thought I could go fix my Opel today, but -10decrees here so NO :) And peace of shit wont stay running, so I cant get it to my garage... :/ I hate electric problems...

Btw, if I want to buy gearbox, starter and diff from your breaker car, how much you want from them?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 03:03:11 PM
Free to you mate...just pay for shipping....anything you want?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 03, 2017, 05:59:35 PM
ready for lift....only thing left is fuel line to uncouple
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170103_163548_zpst0rdxuob.jpg)

sump off...by eck....looks like i need to change the oil more often.....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170103_134211_zpstydx7brx.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170103_134222_zpsnaiglcir.jpg)
 all bearing swarf .... :'(

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170103_163558_zps8fqfhdmx.jpg)
theres no saving it now.

few mods todo...rx8 oil coolers to utilse the thermostat and an engine raise of 10mm.

red n black interior up for grabs?... :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 04, 2017, 07:47:52 AM
Free to you mate...just pay for shipping....anything you want?

Are you joking?  :eek: Damn. Ill will gladly pay shipping and some extra! :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 04, 2017, 07:52:06 AM
Payback for pop ups.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 04, 2017, 04:20:36 PM
Damn! Really generous :) Thanks mate... But there is no hurry, whenever you have time

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 10, 2017, 03:14:12 AM
Well found the exhaust Topgear Stockport Longlife.
And sump oil coolers and all oil associated equipment cleaned tonight in parts washer.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 02:31:21 AM
Just wrestled the engine crane into the boot of the scooby so days off can crack on swapping engines.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on January 11, 2017, 10:13:44 AM
Looking good post more pic of the swap over  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 01:09:16 PM
ill do my best, the westfield bit is straight forward but this will be the first (and last) time i take an engine out of an 8.

borrowed the crane from work and my boss said " no point buying 1 you only need it once"........ :))

well 3 us dismantled the crane and got it in the scooby boot....but its only me to get it out and assemble it.  up from nights more coffee first. 8).
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 02:58:25 PM
Pleasantly surprised....easy peasy so far. Nothing fighting me and good access. Half done.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 11, 2017, 03:17:11 PM
 :happy1: finished yet?  ;) :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 03:21:29 PM
Top gear box bolts n engine mounts that is it gotta say piece of piss. Just letting all fluids finish dripping over a coffee.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 11, 2017, 03:23:12 PM
I personally prefer milk dripped into my coffee, rather than oil, but there is no accounting for taste  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 03:26:31 PM
Opps aircon...sid the snake has arrived...lol

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 03:27:11 PM
I personally prefer milk dripped into my coffee, rather than oil, but there is no accounting for taste  ;)
Coolant n oil latte nice.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 03:44:24 PM
Well..thinking crane in position engine up...mounts off...drop it down to gain access to gearbox engine bolts and then out...but tomoz another day as gotta get to post office to post all the shizzle ive sold and wanna look at fd turbo probs whilst light...


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 11, 2017, 03:57:14 PM
What's the weather forecast for you  tomorrow though, possible snow for some of the south..............?  :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 04:01:59 PM
Yeah...not looking good...off tomoz then working all weekend...lol if there is snow the shogun is off the road for the 1 week its needed ha ha.
Once engine out ill be in garage and ive got me long johns.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 04:38:22 PM
Ready to pull but now pretty dark...ill wait. Getting chilling now.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 11, 2017, 07:13:39 PM
piccys for Tony. 8)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170111_154505_zpspyjw4ube.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170111_145501_zps7yjcmdps.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170111_162348_zpsrdpjeuk2.jpg)
shite tyres crash your car. Riken Maystorm !!!!! made in serbia of slate.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170111_180250_zpspfo8vjys.jpg)
abnoxious loud exhaust for ebay.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170111_180640_zps0hgzlmfp.jpg)
nice n clean now.
further ahead that i thought nothing fought me. even the gearbox white and black connectors where easy.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 11:47:13 AM
Engine mounts fought me hard....done up by Thor himself, then Torqued by Apollo. But the gods are no match for Boosted the rain soaked wretched mortal spurred on by Planet Rock classic guitar rifts whipping him..
Nah feck it lets find a box set on Netflix.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on January 12, 2017, 12:30:47 PM
Net flux box set the American  sniper LOL but thanks for the pics, s what oil sump is that ??
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 12:34:37 PM
Thats a rx8 performance gated sump from the us of a. Very nice.
Well im hoist in place just cant get 2 top 3 engine bolts. Engine lowered to brace cant get mitts in from top or bottom...im soaked right through.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 12:36:39 PM
Thinking undercarriage brace off and lower 10mm lower....should of read a quide i suppose lol..but thats cheating...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 01:45:22 PM
Its out...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 01:50:52 PM
Looks like its got a weep from rear main oil seal as some oil in bottom of gearbox..but came out intact....took the manifold off half lift pain in arse...second set of garage clothes soaked through. Clean up and beer in the bath to celebrate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 01:52:28 PM
If you poke 3 hokes in a bin liner makes an epic raincoat.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 02:41:22 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_132909_zpsfudhio13.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_140358_zpsz2ppkpfq.jpg)
(http://[http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_140411_zpspuqbrxlc.jpg/img]
[img]http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_140441_zpspakuhqkl.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_140723_zps99bh3jve.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_124620_zps49phumyp.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 02:45:58 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_114303_zpsiytzoshm.jpg)
youll have to wait.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_140411_zpspuqbrxlc.jpg)
new exedy clutch init, defo oil leak, have to swap out rear main oil seal....1800 miles since rebuilt ???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 02:49:30 PM
hugo boss bin liner this year must have fashion raincoat. :))

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_124627_zpsahlsctub.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on January 12, 2017, 03:57:48 PM
You and your fashion accessories good job there .... keep the build pics coming  ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 12, 2017, 06:44:35 PM
Well done Jon - glad to see you succeeded, despite the horrid weather. Snow settling outside here as I type this...... :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 06:50:34 PM
Cheers mate...was going great then engine mount bolts where frikin tight and top 2 bolt engine to gearbox had to just get my hand and spanner in there by standing on front cross member...thank god for wobbly head ratchet spanners as id still be out the now.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 06:52:41 PM
In work for 3 days then hopefully get it swapped over and in and running. Gotta change the rear main oil seal but heyho suspect that seal reused.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 12, 2017, 07:04:26 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170112_105745_zpsxy0hmzup.jpg)

ha ha had to get inventive and use the breaker bar.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2017, 04:12:30 PM
Yooooooo I'm baaaaack


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2017, 04:13:56 PM
Woohoo! Welcome back!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2017, 04:15:01 PM
Deleted Tapatalk didn't I and wondered why I wasn't getting notifications then forgot bout everything as been busy working


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2017, 04:15:41 PM
Great work btw. Glad you didn't mash up your two cars but ashocked that your fd low compression


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2017, 04:20:34 PM
Yeah not good....it start perfect...so enjoy as is...when i get the boost under control...and fix the oil leaks....tempting just to book it in somewhere! Running 2 rotarys is abit much. Just thought do you still need that rear 02 sensor as i have a breaker here? Ill be back in abit as got to go docs as still ill and getting kidney infections since this op by swedish chef.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 16, 2017, 04:23:15 PM
Yeh I think I do! Engine lights still on anyway  Iv only put front lowering springs on that I bought ages ago. Got rears still to do but no time. Iv still got those brake lines to send to you too. Been sat in my garage since found them.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 16, 2017, 04:43:11 PM
Cool the cat is lieing underneath the car at the moment ill pigeon hole it for you. Pm you address and ill get it in post and no more engine light.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on January 16, 2017, 09:00:05 PM
Yooooooo I'm baaaaack

 :bravo_2:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 11:58:13 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_110858_zps876lxpmg.jpg)
up up and away.......AGAIN.  :57:
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_111819_zpstil6wajh.jpg)
saturday swap shop er no wednesday actually.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_111824_zpsvdyu4zaq.jpg)
home made flywheel stopper.

currently waiting on a 54mm socket from Amazon as i borrowed the last 1 from where i used to work, id get a rash if i went back there.
 Clive wisely told me to check the rear stat bearing on the new engine which i will do.  I have the rear stat housing complete with bearings and oil seal from the HR engine. will see have look when i strip it down.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_113728_zpsnjzo8mji.jpg)
is the 1 on the right stage 1 Clive?  is got double spring in the friction plate.
hello Jarnos Daughter ;D
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_114712_zps79oyxhbb.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 12:04:16 PM
thinking about dipping the rear stat bearing in some kriptonite? Where do i get some from? Planet ZoG ?  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 03:02:21 PM
Ha ha 200 pages party....bledy Amazon.....still no socket....engine ancillaries and most mods all swapped....need this socket NOW!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 04:19:56 PM
Chuffing chuff chuff frufff.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 04:23:10 PM
Fruuuuueeee. Got the bastard...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 04:26:50 PM
Practising on old engine...flywheel nut off...thats crazy tight...loads of sealant by mazda.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 04:38:19 PM
Interesting rear stat bearing is....perfect!!! This is the old 80k mazda built engine....confused now....done a rear rotor bearing ?  Gonna have to be stripped.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 05:53:13 PM
Rear rotor bearing ....again...bearing slipped  tang ripped out bearing spinning on a groove its made in e shaft....got my moneys worth outta the apex seals....
But why.....so hoping rear stat bearing....the rotor bearing is 3 times the size of the stat bearing...
Piccys of carnage to follow.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 06:55:26 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_130356_zpsbt4wkxib.jpg)
swapping mods and putting the engine loom out of the front of the engine.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_163926_zpswz2i1up1.jpg)
rear stat bearing perfect...

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_163933_zpsmseh6kho.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_173927_zps0s9fe8q3.jpg)
straight away rotor wobbling in housing.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_174640_zpsadxwraxs.jpg)
damage on rotor groove for bearing tang.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_174649_zpso4yqubtj.jpg)
bearing spun...its stuck there rattling, worn a groove in e shaft.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_174703_zps3qjj367s.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_181144_zpsbiqbcuwj.jpg)
bit of a mess in ere!
WHY????? :(
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 07:00:06 PM
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apex seals worn out...was poor hot starting.

why o why am i spinning bearings? :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 07:18:01 PM
What grade/type of oil are you running?  Are you running the front E-shaft bypass valve or an aftermarket delete?

What oil pressure are you seeing in service? Especially at high rpm?

Are you running a modified regulator in the rear position? Which one?

Are you running a modified front cover regulator?

Cheers

J
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 07:18:36 PM
What max rpm are you running?
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Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 07:19:19 PM
PS - good to see you getting back into the swing of things :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 07:29:40 PM
Im running Rotary synonic, factory rev limit 9200 but change up at 9k, no thermal bypass pellet, FD pressure reg....runs at 100 psi. 25 psi when idling...oil never gets above 100 deg C.
New engine has thermal bypass pellet.
Blown engine has done some idling but far better than the 10 psi standard 1s run at. Both blown engines 1500 miles approx on it! Track use. Other bearing good. Need to strip front on this 1 but HR all good just the rear rotor bearings.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 07:30:44 PM
10w 30 rotary Synionic from MRP. Gated sump....full pressure

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 07:31:29 PM
Monitoring via the digi dash.
Have no oil cooler thermostat but oil tends to heat fairly quickly.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 07:54:26 PM
This is a bit of a religious debate but my advice would be this... based on my experience.

10W30 is way too light for prolonged track use.  Move to a 40 as a min, you should well consider a 50..

Run a very high quality motorsport fully synthetic, I have good results using motul 300v competition in a 5w40 (remember sprinting is 90ish seconds) hence my recommendation to look at the 5w50 for circuit.  Just warm her up well and at low rpm and watch the pressure until hot.

were are you measuring the oil temp? Pre or post cooler?

I would like way more than 100psi over 8k for prolonged use,  I'm running 140psi.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 08:02:28 PM
Blimey how are you getting 140 psi?  Where do i get 1? ( press reg)Im measuring oil temp at sandwich plate so sump temp.
I was thinking about going fully syn....lol oil debate....run for the hills.
Thanks.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 08:13:18 PM
Do you have a working OMP system?  If not then fully synthetics are a no brainier. There argument over :)

If you are then the pros still out weigh the cons for me.  50k mile carbon ash buildup or added protection in a motorsport environment, you make your choices!

You can modify the rear to hold 140 and then shim or delete the front cover bypass, there are some options, with pros and cons :)

Maybe tea and a chat is in order to discuss, I'm happy to make the parts for you.

J
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 08:17:58 PM
cool mate still working omp but had a thought on that to just return the oil to sump and premix as i do. This new street port has thermal bypass delete. Your running an oil thermostat ? i was going fit a mocal 1.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 17, 2017, 08:20:48 PM
Nope, not needed for motorsport unless your oil temp is too low, in which case fit a smaller cooler.  Oil stat is just one more thing to fail...

Just warm her up well in the paddock at idle/low rpm, simples.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 17, 2017, 08:26:12 PM
Oil temp been great, its coolant i gotta keep an eye! Well off to do some research. Thanks mate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 18, 2017, 04:26:12 PM
Hello Snowy!  ;D

Good progress! And good info about oil and stuff  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 18, 2017, 04:35:43 PM
Oil is giving me a headache.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2017, 05:24:05 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170120_135732_zpsf4iqvacs.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170120_135729_zps2dmmsuuc.jpg)
new engine mounts a little higher.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170120_120134_zpsfr5zzdj9.jpg)
re stat bearing pulled out as advised by Clive and a little rtv sealant  on cleaned mating surface.
 garage is a mess.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170117_181144_zpsbiqbcuwj.jpg)

and after discussions on RX8OC and Jonathons input switching to Millers 5w40 fully synthetic as cant find anything wrong with my mechanical setup so trying a different grade oil.  time will tell.
the way the bits are selling of the breaker looks like i may get a free engine anyway or a few hundred max  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 20, 2017, 05:26:26 PM
I swapped flywheels as mine is in better nick and already bedded in with my clutch. This is not a problem is it?
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Post by: clive on January 20, 2017, 08:36:30 PM
This is not a problem is it?

Nope not a problem
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 08:58:28 AM
Thanks Clive, running car soon!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 09:01:19 AM
Exhaust sensor received. Thanks bud


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 09:02:39 AM
Cool. Take about 30mins when your motivated....dont drop the replacement there fragile.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 09:03:12 AM
Won't do. Oil change due soon so will get it swapped at same time


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 09:04:12 AM
Sweet. Need anything else...?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 09:05:07 AM
Ford Mustang ecoboost with a full race turbo kit please


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 09:06:30 AM
Lol.. yep its the 1 id have over the V8. Think its the same engine as in the wifes mps?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 09:09:24 AM
2.3 litre? They're making 500 hp completely stock engine just turbo kits and Ecu. 500hp plus less weight than the v8 = faster. There was one at SEMA that apparently had 900hp with loads of upgrades.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 09:12:20 AM
Yes mps has a 2.3 dizi engine and as a mazda 3 same chassis as focus....not 100%. Even standard it pulls 256bhp..but i only get to service it and driven handful of times. It dont handle though...torque steers all over the place.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 21, 2017, 10:50:01 AM
You have done some good progress mate. Cant wait to see it run again!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 11:43:58 AM
That's because it's wrong wheel drive. I have been looking at the exoboost engine and seeing how it's put together etc. Seems to have a strange exhaust manifold setup. The exhaust comes too a triple exit thingy. I will get an aftermarket turbo manifold picture to explain


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 11:49:41 AM
It has a standard log style manifold
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170121/3b897245ab9b1ab7019bb272a970eeea.jpg)

And the after market are simply bolting onto that for costs I guess ? With this too to go into a divided housing turbo.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 11:51:31 AM
Oh if you know anybody that wants an rx8 Bridgeport then send em my way.

Also selling all my shizzle off cheap.
My bridge port turbo motor with inlet manifold need too go. Got a turbo too, wastegate and an ecu


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 11:51:50 AM
And a clutch and gear box!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 01:33:30 PM
Lol...been in garage without phone...engine in. Had people or vultures here lol taking bits of 8...looking very sorry for itself.
Pockets full of cash...your 8 might break for more!?! You never see a poor scrap man...all goldie chains n soverigns.lol
You rx7 stuff prob best bet ebay or rx7 club.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on January 21, 2017, 03:44:52 PM
Have you checked shipping price for parts yet?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 03:54:24 PM
Nope.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 07:01:20 PM
well we got TONE as Maverik would say, position 2 electrical test ok.

sump on an waiting for sealant to go off....snapped a tap chasing threads doh.

Not happy with new engine mounts they where supposed tobe 44mm high but measured at 40mm and torqued em up and they have squished down.... to about 38 same as old....coming off and going back.  :(

hopefully running tomoz.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170121_163715_zpsqnvyrre8.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170121_163701_zpsj7lb2ofa.jpg)
squished....
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170121_180120_zpsswvkxnpx.jpg)

mad dash to Merlin Motorsport in the FD to get some sump sealnt as mine gone solid....
and in other news...sold the rx8 exhaust to a guy to fit to his v6 Vito Van!!!! wtf....well he sent me photo of it fitted! blinin eck fair play. I thought he was mad but cash is cash.  :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 21, 2017, 07:05:20 PM
Makes some metal engine mounts? They won't squish


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 07:06:36 PM
originals will got back on with spacers. :)
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Post by: boosted on January 21, 2017, 07:13:51 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/381172752677?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

me likey! but mucho money.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 12:38:49 PM
Westory the 3rd ready for firing....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 12:58:40 PM
Its alive.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 03:49:25 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170122_144744_zpsnsfpax6b.jpg)

well its in and running, heat cycled a a few times and fews revs to bring the oil pressure up to test lines...no leaks and starting fine.

manually filled both oil coolers and cranked with fuel disabled to prime and level off, had manic panic moment when thought i had no oil pressure but turned out the digi dash had lost all its settings.

car is still naked done in now hopefully take for a run wednesday when i go get my gen coils back of my mates car....doh. :D

But happy now have a running car again, be even happier once out on road. Think im gonna do some rev limiting miles just to bed everything in and let the ecu learn the porting.  :P  and prob swap the ecu and kas coil key etc as donor has 3 keys.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on January 22, 2017, 05:24:00 PM
Niccccccccccccccccccce glad you got her all up and running look the dogs danaleeeeeeys good work there ;)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on January 22, 2017, 05:31:53 PM
 :wee_hee:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on January 22, 2017, 05:44:40 PM
My fave part of this car is the adaptable plastic box job done proper like an electrician does


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 06:58:47 PM
Lol. It was free..

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 10:22:11 PM
Ive been researching oil flow around the renny...and looking at the drawings...can someone clarify if this is correct as i want to make sure im not overheating my oil. The sandwich plate where most people take temps is the return from the oils coolers?
From what i can see there is no way possible to measure the oil feeding the bearings. The front cover oil outlet that goes to the coolers is from where? The diagram is not clear....id like to add some sensors in order to get some data.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on January 22, 2017, 10:28:28 PM
The sandwich plate is close to the feed to the rear bearing, it travels from the pedestal into the rear bearing and rear oil relief.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 22, 2017, 10:30:22 PM
Thanks mate..well it defo aint getting too hot then.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 23, 2017, 12:15:00 AM
Weehee, good work Jon  :)
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Post by: re japi on January 23, 2017, 05:25:51 AM
 :wee_hee:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 30, 2017, 05:05:04 PM
Ready for a drive....got my coils back off my mates car....fitted some unknowns to his....." car has been running lovely since you fitted yours.....but can i try those that came with your car".... doh face palm.....
I ran car up on fakes...now these gen c are on....i can tell the difference straight away.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 30, 2017, 06:36:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpRxIxB0bzE&t=13s

little silly video, soz about music.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170130_165633_zpsuj3jezlk.jpg)

1 final job put the 888s back on hopefully a break in wet weather and get it out for a run after 4 months. 8)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 31, 2017, 01:23:37 PM
Woo hoo it runs...been round westbury and back...no leaks...all good...have not gone above 4k...but all seems ok. Nice to have clean brake rotors again.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on January 31, 2017, 01:44:21 PM
Great news Jon, bet you are pleased, and relieved too :-)

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on January 31, 2017, 05:33:14 PM
 ;D yep nice feeling all back running ....but aha...apex engine so fingers crossed they where having a good day, just low funds after Oz holiday new garden decking and over paying the Mortgage !  lol... its seem very nice no smoke, starts within 2.5 secs hot which is good for my car with a n3z1 starter and small race battery, wont really know til i do a 9k pull .
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 01, 2017, 01:28:52 PM
Nice little vid :)

Very happy for you, finally you can enjoy your beast again :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 01, 2017, 01:37:02 PM
Should have you box n diff  off soon mate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on February 02, 2017, 09:57:51 PM
Hey Jon now you got her up and running how about one of these as your next project.....saw this and thought you might like it  ;)


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I am sure I could my buddys in the service to get you the basics.....???
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 03, 2017, 08:43:47 AM
Wow thats summit else...amazing what people think up....but another project lol...2 is enough atmo. My hairs grey already but i dont want it to fall out.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 04, 2017, 05:02:47 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170204_153806_zpscrl2nvc8.jpg)

Sohn in place....ballache bigtime.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 04, 2017, 05:04:08 PM
What's this gubbings? Separate tank with adapter to run a premix for the oil injection in standard place instead of full premix??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 04, 2017, 05:06:59 PM
No more sump oil into OMP, nice ashless 2T now feeding the Omp via the Sohn adaptor.....ill still premix though.  Absolute mare to fit.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 04, 2017, 05:08:28 PM
Yeh thought that's what it was. Always thought that for the work involved too install one it's just easier to get rid of oil injection and do 100:1 premix. Makes it smokey and impossible too pass emission but saves problem lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 04, 2017, 05:11:22 PM
Only issue with that is id need to go aftermarket ecu as discoonecting from mazda ecu goes into limp. But ive now switched the car onto 5/40 fully synthetic Millers race whopty woo stuff in a hope i can get my bearings to last....apex seal wear really is the last of my worrys. :41:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 04, 2017, 05:13:05 PM
More rpms solves compression issues anyway just starting it is a pain


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 04, 2017, 05:16:42 PM
Yep and once started will go allday....last engine was taking awhile, fingers crossed time.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 04, 2017, 05:17:20 PM
I want a mini with a vtec...... and a turbo......


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 04, 2017, 05:18:26 PM
i want an r35....i will have 1 at some point. ;D
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Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 04, 2017, 05:18:45 PM
Lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 07, 2017, 01:30:22 PM
Well, I want running rotary :D

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 07, 2017, 05:09:55 PM
Jarno, you still wanting the box n diff from donor? just thinking ill get it out next week.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on February 08, 2017, 06:07:29 AM
Yes, please!:P Box, diff, slave cylinder, starter if possible...?
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 08, 2017, 08:23:24 AM
Ok mate.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 13, 2017, 03:48:12 PM
Well seems the Westfield wants oil leaks like big bro....went for some more bedding in mileage and suddenly realised ihadnt retaxed it doh....so turned around in layby and noticed some smoke on inspection the mocal oil cooler is weeping some oil at high pressure from the matrix....very strange hasnt had a stone strike just looks like pressure seperating plates...so car in bits again. Its off and got oil init not leaking now. No issue with oil level bang on flooky decided to pull into layby.
Westfield anybody?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 13, 2017, 04:27:14 PM
With hindsight i may have caused this when cleaning in partswasher...i blasted compressed air through it ...blue on blue me thinks.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 14, 2017, 05:30:54 PM
Well, I want running rotary :D

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me 2. :P
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 15, 2017, 11:05:16 AM
well ordered another oil cooler from JJC...and the mocal has been tossed in the boot of the breaker RX8 help out when i weigh it in....in other news im £238 away from a free engine  :P  some electrical bits and trim bits are going in the attic for 20 yrs...its still a rolling shell so does not look bad for the neighbours...dont have make me feel guilty stripping it though....looks a mess inside.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170214_155850_zpswylgy8sb.jpg)
eek...
this lot sold in 2hrs on ebay. :P
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170214_154752_zpsa5x9m754.jpg)

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:35:32 PM
£238 from a free engine??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:38:42 PM
Now down to £150...
Car and shipping...1000....minus 850 what ive recouped back from breaking it....so engine cost me £150...still loads on ebay. Car is pretty much stripped...i got the gearbox out today for Jarno...diff next then its off to heaven...


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:40:05 PM
Forgot to drain the gearbox oil though and got covered in mucky stinky gear oil....nice...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:40:26 PM
So you made a grand form selling bits...... hmm so my engine must be worth 1500 and the car bits a grand.... so why isn't someone nightingale my hand off for my car


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:45:51 PM
Been alot of work. Engine crane etc. Seems a shame to take yours apart...this 1 had had a smack.....it would sell on ebay....
You got it to me id do the little jobs and sell it for you.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:47:27 PM
I'm shocking with eBay. They charged me for when I sold my Rx4, even though I pulled the ad and didn't even sell it through eBay!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:47:50 PM
Need to get it MOTd, more appealing then


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:50:06 PM
Classified ads all i use and buyer preferences set to max...weeds out the keyboard w$/kers.
Dont anwser texts or message...ring up the good ol fashioned way. I dont mind paying the fees if its get sold.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:52:50 PM
Yep. Fresh 12 months ticket...you can do it early. I do mots, not personally i wobble the wheel but my mate does.
 I got a few bits n bots left over. Trim n eleccy bits that will go in attic for a while.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:53:58 PM
Westy is all built up again with a new oil cooler so hoping for a blast tomoz.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:54:12 PM
I can get it MOTd, maybe next week. Got a baby scan on Monday too find out the sex of our second child so the car is the least important thing now though


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:55:27 PM
Hopefully the weather will be as good as it has been today. Been a nice day all round up here. Actually been able to ply outside with my lad seeing as though it's not been cold and wet


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:56:55 PM
Cool! Yep itll sell. In others news im having a 3rd op in March so wanted rx8 off driveway  and westy fixed as gotta sit on hands for a month.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 05:58:10 PM
Another op!! Well hopefully by time you have recovered you will have plenty of good days of driving ahead of you


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 05:59:37 PM
Yep thats the plan...distinct lack of track time due to blow up and arse malfunction....onwards and upwards....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:00:36 PM
Iv been trying too comprehend how fast Smiffers west will be with turbo....


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 06:03:07 PM
Goona be mental....mine is rapid 1 2 3 then 4th gear acceleration tapers off...that thing is gonna keep on going....need to get the diff ratio right else 1n2 redundant ha ha! 1 st pretty much redundant in mine now.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:04:49 PM
He won't neee Revs now though as he will have boost. Engine will last longer too, however the side exhausts are limiting factor for sure


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 06:07:36 PM
Fd engine with small twin scroll tubby...the way to go...340 horse...560 kg..

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:11:03 PM
I have a bridge port engine and a manifold that would be great in his car. 500hp easy


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 06:14:42 PM
I know ive thought about it! More than once... but im looking down the barrel of 3k private medical bill...because the NHS is too slow....for want of a better word...April to see my consultant had enough pain.
Heres a q for you why a 1000 mile run in....bearings or seal or both?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:21:43 PM
Bearings, the seals will bed themselves into the housings no mayter what so even if at first hey not perfect and compression a bit low, once its bedded in compression will actually go up. That's what happens quite substantially with 3mm seals, because they bigger they take longer to bed in and seal too the housings etc. Because they're bigger they stronger BUT they also wear housings. Catch 22.

Bearings don't take 1000 miles to bed in, a couple hundred or so would do it I reckon. Just look how easy it is too bed a piston engine in or a CAM, bedding in oil, hold at certain rpm etc.

Do you think drag race engine go do 1,000 miles before being abused with 1000 plus hp??

Nope.

Iv been told the guys in PR swap the engines out every couple of passes, 6 second cars with 1200 hp etc, but only for precautionary means, engines are stripped too check the bearings and they're absolutely fine. So get put back together and reused


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:22:16 PM
I wonder if smiffers would swap his mini for my rx8 and my engine and manifold....


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 06:29:19 PM
Your stuff would sell mate its just a case of good marketing! Thats where ebay is great....theres somebody out there looking for everything youve got and theyve got cash!!!
 Ebay classified ad perfect  ;D

pretty good deal for Smiffers  ???

thats for run in info always wondered too scared to put my hand up lol. :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:33:55 PM
Yeh pretty good deal but I'm not fussed. If Carl had given me an fd engine like I originally thought I was getting it would sell like hot cakes... however the engine setup is ideal for someone with a kit car where they're not put off by fabrication


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:37:26 PM
I think 1000 miles also gives chance for any other gremlins that may pop up after a new engine installation. Coolant leaks, oil leaks, trapped air etc

Look what you do once an engine is run in, increase toms in every gear slowly, so you have run around for 1000 miles at 4000rpm then it's completely ok to go all the way too 9500/10,000.... hmm

That's my opinion anyway.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 06:42:58 PM
drop him a pm best bet...gotta go lent my colt to someone and theyve blown the gearbox lol.... :))
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 06:43:28 PM
Oh dear


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 07:32:34 PM
Lol...yep gearbox in death throws...lay shaft bearings had it.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 07:34:25 PM
I'd rather change a rwd car gear than a front!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 07:45:08 PM
Car is 1 of 14 left.....finding a gearbox will be a challenge.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 07:45:40 PM
Oh shizzle!!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 07:47:09 PM
Need a google season....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 08:06:15 PM
Session....lol...same apprentice that drove through my garage door...oh well he washed and polished it...looks lovelly.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on February 18, 2017, 08:07:50 PM
Would imagine the box is used on other mitsi's?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on February 18, 2017, 08:10:38 PM
Yeah and proton satarias thingies...might have a go my self first...have a look whats happened at least....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2017, 09:04:56 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170304_124512_zpsiwuo0rkx.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170304_124445_zps7xas6qup.jpg)

nothing like getting your moneys worth....got 30L out of the breaker...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on March 05, 2017, 09:04:01 PM
 :) :) Nice one Jon!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 05, 2017, 09:07:29 PM
Quite ironic...the fuel is now powering the same engine...cars gotta go this week though...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 19, 2017, 05:52:10 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/IMG_0891_zps1hhsyj0q.jpg)
the rotor bearing stuck on the e shaft is now off.....OMG :violent1:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 20, 2017, 08:20:34 PM
That's gacked


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 20, 2017, 08:28:31 PM
Go hard or go home lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 20, 2017, 08:28:42 PM
Lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 06:41:30 PM
ordered some 9J 13" wheels today !!! so can fit 240 section slicks on rear...gone for et-13...so widening the track of the rear off the car as well...hopefully drop me a sec or 2 lap time.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 06:48:03 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/s-l1600_zpstalcxvxt.jpg)

ideally wanted compomotive cxr but customer service, and availabilty lacking some what. 

wanted black but these are the only colour in the width and offset i required. will get em painted gloss black.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
Do slicks really make you that much quicker?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 06:58:30 PM
yes mate, better traction, better braking....my 888s treaded roadlegal versus a A005 Yoko slicks is 2 secs a lap. like limpets in comparisons....i cant drive the car any faster on my 888s. theres more to explore on wider rears...but didnt wanna go too wide as just wouldnt get the heat into them. ive gain 60mm extra track either side as well.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2017, 07:04:21 PM
Take it they're softer too? Will you have a detrimental effect if you don't have slicks on the front?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 07:13:07 PM
Yes i wont be mixing

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 07:16:15 PM
I run medium compound ...soft for hill climb hard for endurance...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2017, 07:18:11 PM
Should be good fun then Iv still got shite tyres on my dx8 think. They're out of balance too. Anything over 85 and it shakes the steering wheel lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 07:21:33 PM
I dunno my mates the same with his....i swapped em front n rear for him...now it understeers instead of dangerous oversteer...
Riken tyre...cast in granite

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 24, 2017, 07:24:04 PM
I will be replacing them 2 at a time soon. Car not going to sell so might as well make it betterer


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 24, 2017, 07:36:00 PM
Uniroyal rainsport 3s....got 4 on my scooby....awesome epic in the wet...comparable to bridgestones in the dry....think best road tyres ive ever had...love it in the scooby in the wet...20 ft of spray coming off it...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2017, 12:49:01 PM
who likes a poke!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170327_122348_zpsja3emuwg.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170327_122354_zpshlisd3gf.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170327_122430_zpsvg4wifkv.jpg)

New rear wheels arrived...put all the extra width outwards....as no room inside.....sourcing some 240/45/13 a005 yoko slicks which will alter my gear slightly ....maybe a 1.14 in there if i dont rip the axle out with all the extra grip...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 27, 2017, 12:50:49 PM
Verrry nice


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 27, 2017, 01:01:42 PM
there nothing special, minilite copies but perfect off the shelf width and offset and pcd...with nuts and valves £225 delivered for 2. Not that heavy that i felt the need to weigh so bolted up to check my sums and perfect fit with no interference.

just a test to see if more rear grip can get my laptimes down if i does maybe enter a few races later on this year health permitting which seems positive so far.

1.14 would be mid pack 1.17 is back of the pack....i aint bothering to come nearly last too blimin expensive when i can go on trackday instead and blow everything way allday long.
last chance Saloon... :notworthy:
...if it blows up again....im done with it !  :13: :violent1:

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 12:28:15 PM
Get a grip!!!
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170330_121042_zpsj9quyqlx.jpg)

circuit soft compound, there a couple of years old, fine for test ....hopefully redress the loose back end .

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: exiled-viking on March 30, 2017, 12:51:41 PM
Very nice wheels  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 01:00:12 PM
They poke a fair way out of the arch...never repaired that arch properly as wanted to go wide on rear about 18 months ago.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 01:58:42 PM
Do slick tyres go "off" so to speak after a couple years not doing anything? Delaminate or something along those lines or will a good burn out or few sideways options scrub them up??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:07:46 PM
Scottish power ....still on hold...21mins....gonna vent in amo...

Back on topic...yeah dry out mate...think uv gets to them....all my tyres get covered in blankys in the dark...and when used some scrubbing b4 leaning on them.

"Your call has been placed in a queue and will be answered as quickly as possible"...23mins 28 secs....
Epic fail in customer service.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:09:37 PM
Think someone once told me that driving on knackered slicks was like driving on marbles. Expecting grip and then getting gravel


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:11:38 PM
Ill take it steady for a few laps...2nd hand slicks are dirt cheap....45 quid for them 2...£400 new.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:12:05 PM
Worth the risk lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:13:52 PM
Cars getting risked...if weather conditions right gonna take a brave pil and see what it can do....29 mins still on hold....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:15:39 PM
Brave pills are what are used to make up when there a lack of hp lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:15:56 PM
Frikin Boyzone back ground music now....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:17:13 PM
Motorsport.....winners got the biggest hp and wallet....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:18:00 PM
2nd place guy with the talent and the galopy ....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:20:36 PM
Yeh winners always spend the most just to get a crappy plastic trophy even in same car series the guys with most money win as they cheat/bend the rules until caught.

In drag racing the pro stock guys back in the day used too hide nitrous bottles in the oil catch tanks etc all good until the nitrous bottles exploded


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:23:57 PM
Every sports at it to be fair...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:25:00 PM
Still on hold....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:26:28 PM
Yeh but pro stock guys are allowed no power adders at all. Full on cheating.




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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:28:02 PM
I wonder what the westy 1/4 mile time is...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:28:11 PM
I wonder what the westy 1/4 mile time is...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:32:35 PM
No point if blatant cheating...lol i cant play any board games darts pool etc with my misses she is such a sore looser and big head when she wins...her dad told me she was a cheater as a kid....


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 02:33:41 PM
48 mins on hold....Scottish Power your a joke....hold music on loop...2nd time around.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 30, 2017, 02:56:02 PM
This was way back when the like of Chevy and mopar put a lot into racing teams. Win on Sunday sell on Monday so the teams did what they could to win and keep on racing. Racing for a living is a hell of a lot better than working for a living


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 30, 2017, 03:00:21 PM
My neighbours company have just dropped 10k sponsorship on a juniour ginetta driver...he went to brands for a day out....good coverage i suppose supporting BTCC...
Btw im still on hold.....1hr 15 01....think its time to switch Scot power can shove it...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:40:00 PM
dropped my new wheels n tyres off for fitting n balance but had to leave em there as they where busy.

Hoping to tax tomoz and take for a run..... :13:
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161749_zpskykhqjob.jpg)

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:41:34 PM
Grant....awesome mini for you.....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252832868171?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2017, 06:43:15 PM
Grant....awesome mini for you.....http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252832868171?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
Oh my!!!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:45:07 PM
shame its not road legal...it is summit else aint it.... :sign0098:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2017, 06:46:02 PM
You still on hold to Scottish power? Ha


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:49:47 PM
lol i went out after 1.30 hrs and left the phone on hold...on my return make that hang up noise....got through today and wont speak to me as im not named on the bill.....as i was speaking she hung up on me so another email complaint went in....
I said lets switch but my wife said the smart meter wouldnt work...but its a gimmick anyway....

looking forward to going for a blast tomoz weather permitting...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2017, 06:53:45 PM
Smart meter can get swapped

Hopefully weather be nice and dry, I need to learn to do some burnouts in my car, get those tyres to the point of needing a change lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:55:36 PM
I did a couple of donuts today in the westy...to dry it and scrub my tyres....need to get a vid as its very good at it.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on March 31, 2017, 06:56:31 PM
What have you done with the traction contrail system built into the rx8 computer and stuff? Removed the fuses?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on March 31, 2017, 06:58:42 PM
No abs no tc...all cut out of loom removed from fuse box fuses wiring the lot...get a canbus lost comms code thats it...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2017, 01:25:31 PM
50 miles done today and yesterday few jobs coolant pushed out abit it didnt want and p0335 e shaft code...covered in oil and debris from split oil cooler incident...cleaned coge read and 20 brake stomp....all good took it out for 30 mile run today all good few pulls and rev out happy days....no more e shaft code.

got a p0172 system too rich code which is poss part of learning street port...( not as good as bridge). ill worry about in a few more drive cycles and poss swap out the maf as this car does eat them...( didnt sell it off breaker  :icon_thumright:). as on my last spare.

Sohn seems to be doing it thing...no leaks no codes...level doesnt seem to be dropping much. but all oil lines full.

Oil pressure is 115psi wide open throttle so very happy with that but my hot idle oil pressure is about 9psi....at 800rpm...so been blipping throttle in traffic...im assuming the 5 in 5w40 is thinner than the 10 in 10w 40 ...so oil is flowing better...

forgot how nice the car is coming off the throttle, pop pop bang bang pop...addictive.

but ideally i want it togo on mazda edit....to up the idle rpm to 1000 and oil injection rate....
so im fixed ish and so is the car
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161749_zpskykhqjob.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 02, 2017, 01:39:44 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161520_zpsfu7mnzgu.jpg)
and a clean....cat paw prints and oil fingers marks gone.

been messing about with a spare fibre glass cycle wing ( front mudguard) as a rear arch extender but epic fail the radius is too tight so cut it have for nothing....££££ doh.
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161602_zpsmpgmbeku.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170331_161611_zpstwvmuv3h.jpg)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 02, 2017, 02:28:47 PM
Woo sounds good


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 04, 2017, 08:30:54 AM
Nice! Good job Jon, now you can enjoy it!

Are you feeling ok?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 04, 2017, 08:34:39 AM
Yep think so mate. Not outta the woods yet but getting there...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 04, 2017, 02:55:55 PM
Good to hear that. Hopefully you are feeling better and you can leave those problems behind you :)

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 04, 2017, 03:02:59 PM
Lol...ive got a kidney infection...came out of nowhere...got back from docs couple of hrs ago...just when i thought through the worst. Feel like shite.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: clive on April 05, 2017, 09:13:27 PM
Lol...ive got a kidney infection...came out of nowhere...got back from docs couple of hrs ago...just when i thought through the worst. Feel like shite.

Arrrrrrrrrgggggggggg, is the only thing I can think to write.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 05, 2017, 09:28:36 PM
Caught it early due to my previous experiences i recognised the signs...antibiotics are doing the trick feeling alot better now.
Blimin nightmare the "hole" episode ha ha...amazed i still got a job ! I showed my boss a photo of my wound hes very understanding. Lol. Company i work for have been amazing tbh.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 05, 2017, 09:33:59 PM
Glad to hear you caught the problem early and the medication is working  :icon_thumleft:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 05, 2017, 09:44:56 PM
Cheers Casey.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 08:21:14 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170405_154940_zpsq2hrrr0r.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170405_155017_zpsmvzxto9t.jpg)
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170405_155043_zpswar6z1jp.jpg)
need todo some bodywork.... ??? not my strong point....
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:24:50 PM
Glad your feeling better now you got some drugs. Hopefully soon you will catch a break and everything willl be good.

Body work... couple of bubble arches and some rivets. It might not be prett but it will work


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 09:29:26 PM
Looking at classic mini 1s...gotta measure up b4 ordering...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:30:11 PM
Nice and cheap, different widths too if I remember from when I had my mini


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 09:37:30 PM
Yep only 1s listed with drawings width radius etc...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:38:28 PM
I am utterly shocked at the current asking prices for fds on ebay


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:39:17 PM
For that money I could build a v8 conversion with 500 hp!!! And still have spare cash for a nitrous kit!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 09:39:49 PM
Good if you got 1 !

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 09:41:42 PM
Apprentice just sold his mk1 mx5 for £3200 its mint mind special edition. Lot of love for classic jdm...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:44:53 PM
Who's buying them though? All of them have had the knackeres thrashed and 75% of them have been bastardised and repaired on the cheap lol 1£16,000 someone asking for a 99 spec!!! Do you know what you can get for that money!!! Something bigger better and faster that's wgat


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 06, 2017, 09:47:56 PM
Getting rate...look at skylines. 200sx  supras...all the same...after 2000 nothing decent rwd...make for years.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 06, 2017, 09:47:58 PM
Near enough one of these that's what http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201703233604235?make=VAUXHALL&model=VXR8&r=2


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2017, 05:50:58 PM
"hes a very naughty boy"
well i did another donut outside my house....and got some coolant dumped on my feet as a reward.... :nono:

which at 92deg seemed a bit low....i have an alloy racing fabs header tank......13psi rated......

Be in contact with Nick (13black) over on rx8 club and he is modding my ecu via post n return...

goona bring my idle up to 1100 rpm and get my hot oil idle pressure up and few other tweaks omp inj rates ....currently running on my spare ecu (pcm).

swapped my wheels back as off to combe tomoz.... :( no track action just a day out.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2017, 07:31:00 PM
In hindsight i dont think donuts are a good idea for airflow through the rad and ill wait n see what happens on track.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 07, 2017, 07:36:28 PM
Donuts should be fine so long as you have fans on and don't go ott


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 07, 2017, 07:41:31 PM
My fans tiny....faster i go cooler its gets...rx8s run hotter that you think....scan tool was at 208 F which is 97deg c...apparently fine 220 f is max for rx8 i read....i need airflow through the front and coming back from a blast being a hoonigan then doing 3 donuts basically with 1 wheel static.lol no airflow.
Temps been fine before...ill leave for now....and stop doing donuts outside my house before i take the fence out.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 03:32:22 PM
Well i seem to have a cooling issue to resolve....cap is lifting and dumping coolant....

on scan tool temp...fan is cutting in at 96degc exactly the same time cap lifts, once cooled cap seals again....its when in traffic not on the move as bombing along temps tumble to 86def c....

on my digi dash its running at 82 and venting at 92...but temp sensor in top hose so an offset of approx 6degC...and temp fluctuation as reading in diff place.

happy fan is ok as bringing temp down in about a minute....poss cap weak....13psi jobby.

always something to fix  :(


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 03:35:17 PM
Combe was good lovelly hot day, but got bored watching so came home.

im defo old, all the young uns seem to be sporting beards, polos stuck on the earlobes and face n neck tattoos....and that was just the girls!!! :sign0098: 
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 08, 2017, 03:43:09 PM
Possible air in the system?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 03:50:33 PM
Im just in the technical manual...
Plenty of coolant in there...no air
Suspecting cap no1 and poss thermostat as never had a large offset between digi dash n scan tool b4....plus these temps are the same for the other 2 engines...this is my 2nd cap the other got weak as well replaced that a good while back.
Thermstat doesnt fully open til 95degc so cap shouldnt be venting at 96degc...
After 8 ish laps its running at 92 digi dash and never spat coolant out before....ill get a new cap me thinks...try that n see. Aint usual type alloy racing fabs 1.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 03:52:50 PM
Hoping Clive will come along with rx8 running temps...i know there higher than fd....seem to remember is over 100...maybe wrong.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 03:59:15 PM
Yankie websites all in Fahrenheit....Ill wait til Clive comes along  :dontknow:  too nice outside to have my head in a PDF! :occasion14:

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 08, 2017, 04:03:32 PM
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALLOY-HORIZONTAL-HEADER-TANK-KIT-CAR-RACE-RALLY-/401291593832?hash=item5d6ed7c868:g:TXkAAOxyPepRk5hF

this is what is currently fitted....screw on cap....13psi....

 :sign0085:  ...Clive.... :dontknow: :love4: :13: :great:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 10, 2017, 01:58:39 PM
Ive got a new 1.2 bar cap coming...its a vauxhall style design and spring fell out on disassembly.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 05:19:23 PM
new cap fitted...untested.

rear abs flexi arches fitted today...drilling and grinding fibreglass...plenty of clearance. still got my damaged arch on show but requires paint at some point.

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170415_162355_zpsl8vct8qo.jpg)
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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 05:20:51 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170415_162908_zpsnhcyoovc.jpg)
bit ruff, like me. :icon_thumright:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 15, 2017, 05:33:08 PM
Like the look of that!


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 15, 2017, 05:58:50 PM
Looks good to me  :sign0098:

A bit offtopic, but can you tell what kind of suspension setup you have in your Colt? Cause I desided to change basically everything in my Opels setup, and I have now idea what kind of setup FWD cars have at back axle. At the moment I have very stiff springs and camber and caster are too "agressive", maybe +1.0 both...

At clear and good ice my current setup works just fine cause I can throw car into corner. But when ice is worn out, setup is too agressive. Like throwing a hammer and pray it hits... Same thing at tarmac track. I just cant trust rear to come where I want it to come. I just have to "work to hard" to get to car in to position I want, if you know what I mean...?

I´m a bit drunk and cant explain but any info would help :D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 06:12:49 PM
My colt is basically standard...theres a set of apex lowering springs in there...solid nylon anti roll bar link bushes as its pummels the rubber 1...its basically pretty soft...leans abit and grips...alignment is as per mitsubishi specs...
In my opinion you want to be as soft as possible but ive never driven on ice bud.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 06:38:37 PM
How drunk are you lol?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 06:41:06 PM
Like the look of that!


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Came out ok....lol for me with body work...there mega flexible abs plastic..
There is a slight airgap which could be sealed with tigerseal but if they got hit would rather pull off than take arch with it.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 15, 2017, 06:43:07 PM
Functionality over form. Little bit
Of silicone if your concerened about the gap lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 06:46:58 PM
Yeah poss some black sump sealant to seal but tube was solid...so i was saved from myself and the mess ha ha..
Just had a thought...when i get my fd back...got no more essential nagging jobs on it todo....woohoo.
Oh and wifes mps is no lowered on eibach springs as failed mot on blown shock in coil so whilst in bits i fitted them...its transformed car...so much better.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on April 15, 2017, 06:48:17 PM
Going low is always better


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 15, 2017, 06:53:56 PM
Gotta get alignment done...rear has quite a bit of camber...there progressive springs so ride is about the same...but seems to lost its skitishness...me likes now...but still bad torque  steer.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: re japi on April 18, 2017, 05:56:43 AM
How drunk are you lol?

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Umm, I was, a lot :D

But thanks for info. :) I have to figure out what to do, and how I want to do it. My car has basically full track setup, its too stiff. So I quess Ill have to go back, towards stock setup...
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 21, 2017, 02:58:05 PM
painted my damaged arch....

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170419_132147_zpsienqcmhn.jpg)

(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170419_152407_zpsjadjykkg.jpg)
been 1200 gritted since and polished....not perfect but better than badly applied carbon wrap.

Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 22, 2017, 06:28:41 PM
Nice package arrived today...mazda edit by mail....sent my pcm to Nick 13black rotorsports on rx8oc who done some tweaks to my idle up from 800 to 1100 so good hot idle oil pressure and deleted various codes that car generates as airpump rear 02 etc not fitted...fan cut in lower and omp inj rate up....car seems to like it...been out for a blast and all good.....temps lovely running nice and smooth...
Dare i say it both rotarys...running great...could get  used to this paying for somebody else to work on em....had a shandy in garden followed by a nap.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2017, 12:13:55 AM
Dare i say it both rotarys...running great...could get  used to this paying for somebody else to work on em....had a shandy in garden followed by a nap.

Good to hear both cars seem to be sorted, for now at least  :13:

Hoping to get my RX-8 back from Aston at Essex Rotary next week after a huge amount of work; bridgeported engine plus loads of other stuff whilst that was being done. Been missing her lots, but have taken KIMI 2 out for a few runs recently on the sunnier days to get my rotary fix  ;D
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on April 23, 2017, 10:07:55 AM
Cool. Theyve had it awhile...full or half bridge? ....you gotta run it in or have they done it for you?
Will you be on track at japday?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on April 23, 2017, 11:28:00 PM
Full bridgeport  :icon_thumleft:

Aston is hoping to put a few miles on it before I get it back, but I'll still have some running in to complete.

Yep, I'll be at JDM Combe, but currently planning to bring KIMI 2 again, so no track time for me. Having said that, I have been asked to sit in as a passenger to help out some drivers new to the track  :)
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Smiffers on April 30, 2017, 07:53:05 PM
Slowed down a little as I cut my finger off with a chop saw...  don't ask...  have been patched back up though and have started making progress again.  A long way behind with everything but hope to have first start in about a month.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2017, 12:10:10 PM
Some bloke just blocked me in at  a junction and threathened to bash my head in with a bat as i overtook him in the westy...lol spreading the rotor love all around wiltshire....lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 07, 2017, 01:53:35 PM
Oh we also had an oil burge catch tank full n overflowing...thatll be going around the round about 3 times nice n sedately.
Also today i blocked my 2nd oil cooler...seems to warm up quicker and oil temps match coolant temps....wellsee...how we get on a Combe....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 12, 2017, 01:19:01 PM
Just cancelled my long awaited trackday due to kidney infection...in a right frikin mood .


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 12, 2017, 10:26:04 PM
Bugger, hope you get well


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 13, 2017, 07:59:11 AM
Sad to hear this Jon  :( - hope you shake this infection off soon.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2017, 08:09:10 AM
Seeing a specialist soon...just keeps coming back after antibiotic treatment but looks like im building up a tolerance to them....frikin annoying...feel ok for week or 2 then wham got 1 again...day or 2 in bed more antibiotics...repeat cycle.
Positives both cars are ready just minor nut n bolt checks...for when im fixed....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on May 13, 2017, 08:43:48 AM
Ironic, cars are running fine but you're not  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2017, 09:06:07 AM
Not well enough to break em lol...3 ops in 18 months 10 plus courses of antibiotics...amazing ive still got a job..goona avoid doctors and hospitals once through this and see the local witchdoctor. Doing light duties at work about 4 hrs aday just get reallly tired quickly...no energy and lethargic...like i said see a Urologist on 1st June...see what  tests i gota have....
Nothing could be worse that a protogram in front of 2 young female nurses lol...luckily nothing happened till half way home ha ha...
I think my 1st botty op summit got damaged in number 1 department .....i know the test thats coming ...camera and little boosted !
Frikin itching for a trackday....hope it rains non stop monday....booked in for 28th july...so hopefullly do that 1.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on May 13, 2017, 02:53:35 PM
Are the antibiotics course clearing it up before you finish the course? Had this problem with my son and tonsillitis, I know it's not as severe, but he kept getting it after finishing his medicine until we asked for more. Cleared it up with taking I a longer period of time


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 13, 2017, 04:52:56 PM
Current dose 4 days in of 2 week course...had to quit last 10day course as no effect and made me a zombie....takes the edge off..but doesnt get rid off like b4. Its been steadily getting worse since last op...really though i was on the mend. Then bloody started feeling unwell. Couple of days no tablets....rapidly go down hill. Got up yesterday from 1.5 days in bed...got up today fixed my trailer which wiped me out just woke up from 2.5 hrs kip....my kidneys are pounding atmo...
Got urine dip test but Dr did not send for labtest so they dont know what there treating and antibiotics skew any further tests. Gotta wait n see the specialist i suppose...just never had any uti s b4 1st surgery so god knows what happened...and was ok before 3rd surgery....
Ive turned into a lazy teenager.lol.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 21, 2017, 07:01:23 PM
Status update: feeling great been out in Westory...its going great no jobs to do...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on May 29, 2017, 04:33:56 PM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/20170528_143246_zpscrkh6wtw.jpg)
did some checking on rear clearance yesterday noticed some touchingon the 888s with wheel spacers so would defo be a prob when the 9js are on and i finaly get it on a trackday...trimmed the bolts down hold the over fenders on..hopefully thatll solve it.

in other news eunos finally ready for re -mot.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 12:46:58 PM
well thanks to Photobucket thats my build thread f^&ked!
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on July 07, 2017, 01:01:05 PM
Yep, there's a lot of anger on forums at the action PhotoBucket has taken; no notice given and a ransom demand of £399 a YEAR to allow linked pictures to be displayed  :nono: :angry5: :angryfire:

My threads on 3 forums are ruined.

The only way forward I can see is to move pics to another host (I have a Flickr account) and replace all the links, a lot of hours of work  :(

If you right-click on the PhotoBucket "block" and select "view in another tab", at least you can see what photo has been blocked, and does give the casual viewer a way to see what is missing. Oddly, when I did this, my photos reappeared for about 24 hrs, then got blocked again  :angryfire:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 07, 2017, 01:10:55 PM
Cheers Casey, willdo....well theyve commited suicide now imo...who is gonna stay with them now..certainly not gonna pay 399 bucks annually! 

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2017, 02:35:39 PM
Well been out for a blast today as its been layed up a awhile waiting for me....just awesome...

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2017, 02:42:33 PM
I might do youtube from now on.as all my piccys are gone......post a vid of what ive been upto...mmmm...ill give it a go...


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 08, 2017, 02:46:18 PM
Today ive put in a seperate oil pressure switch adjustable but set to 30psi...switches a relay and old led light comes on below 30 psi...mainly a back up as lost a little confidence in the reaction time of the digi dash transducer...so this way if im getting oil surge and my oil pick up sucks air ill see a flashy light....track time soon.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 04:00:37 PM
And ive taken it out and given it a pasting

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 04:40:47 PM
I gotta say Apex have a bad rep but this street port feels very strong...it pulls like a banshe...starts great hot n cold and getting zilch codes...and using no oil or coolant...( on sohn).....this is getting a catch tan k return to filler neck also...loads of room todo and ill drill a hole and fit a bulkhead fitting in a spare oil filler tube i have....today with some top secret under development filler tube mods i ran sump maz level and beasted it...none in current catch tank....all bogus til hit coombe on slicks but were trying.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 05:15:14 PM
Who is apex?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 05:25:33 PM
APEX rotary..  where the engine was rebuilt....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 05:37:18 PM
What person? lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 05:41:00 PM
Its a rebuild specialist....i reckon they should sponsor me for rest of year lol....go racing...beleive it or not im polishing the fd! 

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 05:41:53 PM
Name?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 05:43:36 PM
You messing with me...? Lol...
Company name all i know...came in the smasher i bought....i gonna call him Mr Perfectionist and pray im right!

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 06:45:20 PM
The guy who ported it? lol is it the guy who left carl? Chris??


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 06:47:10 PM
No idea mate....no Chris who left Carl started up Rotary Motion.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 06:48:32 PM
Ahh lol

Just having a look on their website lol


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 06:49:04 PM
Polishing cars is crap....be another year b4 i do it again hopefully. But peanut butter on the front lip works a treat...only had crunchy ha ha but nice n black now.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 06:49:49 PM
I hate cleaning cars

Rather pay someone


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 06:49:57 PM
Theyve change ownership now different management no more budget rebuilds.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 06:51:58 PM
Me 2 but the works apprentice came round and polished the eunos and the fd wing....so i was like  oh! Looks nice ill do the rest.....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 07:01:53 PM
Ha, only going to get mucky again

Only used to wax my carbon bonnet on the fd, oh and the carbon wing but I just washed the rest with combo wash and wax


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on July 09, 2017, 07:11:08 PM
Never seen your fd....got any pics ?

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 09, 2017, 07:12:30 PM
Oh god I will have a look


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on July 11, 2017, 05:31:29 PM
Can't find any have to try my photobucket account if it still exists.


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 02, 2017, 10:34:26 AM
(http://i1065.photobucket.com/albums/u397/boosted38/38daa99d-98a7-4827-b1b8-6ee5af0cbb50_zpskqr55fr3.jpg)

Well, been awhile....mmm how shall i shall i say this....The FD's although slower round Combe is where my interest lies....this Fresh 2k old street port 231 has not seen a track...ran in on road in a Rx8...its running great when i take it out but with no interest to race it at Combe and the fact after 3 botty ops the Grp Shell seat really doesnot do me any favours :(......shes after a new home....and all her EXTENSIVE spares......£7.5k would take it away not a penny less it will be used on occassional locals blasts and i would even deliver for you if reasonable distance.... ( I stopped count what ive spent at £13k).

spares: ecu, wheels n tyres, clutch, engine looms, omp all engine electrical ancillaries...etc

think Sprints or Hillclimb would suit this car...better than circuit racing...or just a posing weekend blaster.This is not a forsale thread just putting a number up and if anybody would like to fall inlove and cherish her as she deserves...my head has been turned by the FD...

ive crashed it once and blown 2 engines but its frikin quick :great:

pm if your interested.
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 11:58:56 AM
All good today....oil catch system  working.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Casey on August 05, 2017, 01:31:51 PM
 :13: :13: :13: :13: :13:
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 04:37:12 PM
Yep all good til i got a flat tyre....tried the road wheels just no the same so finished for the day.

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 06:32:44 PM
Oops wrong car....

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 05, 2017, 06:34:07 PM
I was a little confused


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 05, 2017, 06:41:14 PM
This would make an epic drag car..  .lol

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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: Grant Monkhouse on August 05, 2017, 06:45:30 PM
This would make an epic drag car..  .lol

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Fd?


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Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: boosted on August 10, 2017, 06:43:49 PM
12 months mot....just had to nip up my front wheel bearings. :sign0098: :great:   
Title: Re: Westory Progress.
Post by: RandyMcShag on August 17, 2017, 02:16:06 PM
Can't believe your planning on selling again!!!

If I had the cash, I would take it straight off your hands!