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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2280 on: February 13, 2019, 06:37:11 PM »
That is looking better than just good Clive :13: All the best for the coming season, if last years results with a less than a perfectly running turbo/ECU are anything to go by then you should be in for a good year. :great: 

Thanks Ray, maybe you can make it to a Brands race this year :)
All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2281 on: February 13, 2019, 08:39:35 PM »
Will do my best :icon_thumright:
Finance dictated it had to go 13 months ago,  after 14 years in an RX8 regretted ever since.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2282 on: February 14, 2019, 03:53:36 PM »
Got bored at work, so decided to watch some of Jon's You tube vids.

Watch the one of Clive's car after Jon had created his race loom.

Oh how I chortled when Jon kicked over what sounded like a can of WD40 then my speakers presented the guys in my office with "Oh F*****g Hell!"

Quality moment!! ..... luvvin the accent too Jon  :13: :13:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2283 on: February 14, 2019, 03:58:05 PM »
Bought n paid for West Country Accent...
"alright my luvver".
It was Clives blimin front splitter that got most of the cusses...proper shin destroyer.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2284 on: February 14, 2019, 04:01:43 PM »
Hahaha

Well If I bump into you at a track day etc, I hope I can take you seriously with that accent.

Mind you, you'll probably accuse me of sounding like a Brummie !!!
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2285 on: February 14, 2019, 04:07:13 PM »
Lol i used to live in Liverpooooool...i couldnt understand anyone.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2286 on: February 14, 2019, 04:08:28 PM »
Good Lord !!!  did you kill a Robin in a previous life?!?!?

what did you do to deserve that?
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2287 on: February 14, 2019, 04:11:50 PM »
Didnt last long up there...hated the promotion i took.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2288 on: February 15, 2019, 09:30:15 AM »
"Jon to the CEO's office please, Jon to the CEO office!"

"So Jon, were really impressed with your work, and there's a nice lil promotion for you, with £160k p/a, Plus a company car and benefits."

"Its in Liverpool and its a Mercedes company car"

[Jon] "Nah!"
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2289 on: February 15, 2019, 05:36:12 PM »
Sounds about right I reckon  ;D
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2290 on: February 15, 2019, 06:43:29 PM »
Liverpool OZ..?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2291 on: February 24, 2019, 09:53:46 AM »
Nice to see the car for the first time in the flesh yesterday at castle Combe . very nice and rather quick Too


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2292 on: February 24, 2019, 04:44:11 PM »
Great to see you had a good day Wayne, saw you on track loads of times.

So please I had a chance to test the race car, as some of you know the car popped a hose off the water pump during the third session, no harm done as I was able to kill the engine and roll straight back into the pits. Great that it happened this way as it would have probably come off in qualifying at  Brands Hatch on March 24.

Probably the best the car has ever felt and feels much faster down the straights now it holds boost properly, also since the last Coombe outing the car has different spring rates, different brake pad set up, plus the rear plates under the suspension giving a clean air flow to the rear diffuser, means the car feels more stable into and off of the corners.

I know the car has more downforce because an RX-8 owner told me that when I went past him on a dirty part of the track, he could see the diffuser was sucking up dirt and rubbish off  the track  :) 

I'm going to be really disappointed if I cant break into the 53's at Brands next time out ???
       
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All the best Clive

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2293 on: February 25, 2019, 08:02:26 AM »
A few photos of Clive's car at Combe on Saturday, courtesy of Stewart Middleton  :great:

These are low res images, the original hi res versions are stunning  :13:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2294 on: February 25, 2019, 10:02:38 AM »
That has a nice stance, looks flat and level on the bends.

Need to get out the shed a bit more and stop being a hermit !
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