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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2460 on: April 18, 2019, 10:35:08 AM »
Thats extremely frustrating...what was the fuel gauge reading at first point of fuel cut? Is simply a case of bending sender arm to correct?
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2461 on: April 18, 2019, 10:00:37 PM »
Silverstone Race 2 No Brakes  :(

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPAF3dfoD8M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPAF3dfoD8M</a>


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2462 on: April 18, 2019, 11:33:03 PM »
Blimey, thats frightening !!! Making good use of engine braking and little else at the end. 

Cars got epic pace now thats easy to see....mmmmm  Castle combe laptime.....i reckon 1.12.... :13:
« Last Edit: April 19, 2019, 04:13:51 PM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2463 on: April 20, 2019, 11:31:45 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/videos/2299347993636777/

Dunno why, just thought of Clive psyching himself up in this fashion lol

Nah,  I do things that are much more extreme than that  ;)
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2464 on: April 20, 2019, 11:41:25 AM »
https://www.facebook.com/LADbible/videos/2299347993636777/

Dunno why, just thought of Clive psyching himself up in this fashion lol

Nah,  I do things that are much more extreme than that  ;)

Good lord lol I shudder to think now
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2465 on: April 20, 2019, 11:56:11 AM »
Sorry haven't been around, having a few days away, back Wednesday.

OK, to catch up a little.

No ideas why the tank thing got weird, second time its been an issue since fitting new pumps last year. 

As John knows, first time the syphon pipe clip was dislodged, but that now has a tight cable tie around it so it cannot happen again, also the pot was pulled and connected to make sure it read zero on the gauge.

Extra weight or not, I will now start each event with a brimmed tank and go back to putting two cans after each run.

As for the brakes, I now have my fingers crossed every thing arrives from Good-Win-Racing and Racingbrake in America.

These are brake ducts, a pair of callipers, rotor rings plus the parts to rebuild the old calipers.

Going onto an endurance pad set up as used in GT  formulas  and Nascar etc, Hawk DTC 60 front and DTC 30 rear, they should stop the thing and last!

But with that said I am going to start looking at bigger discs and four pots for the back as a future upgrade.   
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2466 on: April 20, 2019, 12:01:58 PM »
As for the racing itself, fairly happy now I have seen the videos because, I can see for myself that while the car was operating properly, from the chirps on the tyres and the steering wheel reactions that I was indeed getting the Maximum  out of the car on the day as regards braking and cornering.

Jamie as for race prep, I do none, zip, ziltch, in fact I get a little worried that I very rarely even get nervous going to the grid  ;)     
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2467 on: April 20, 2019, 12:35:07 PM »
That's probably born out of confidence and years  of experience  :icon_thumleft:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2468 on: April 20, 2019, 09:34:32 PM »
Not sure if you all noticed but Philip has done his magic again and you will see he has put the rear view in the bottom corner, his editing skills get better and better.  :great:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2469 on: April 20, 2019, 11:27:58 PM »
Superb race videos again Philip. That first race was so close between you and the Civic, until the shortage of fuel killed your chances.

Great viewing  :13:
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