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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1845 on: March 14, 2018, 09:51:33 AM »
Have put 15th in diary - hope to pop down to Brands to help out  :13:

Sorry Clive, I have to go down to Dorset today for a few days  :(

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1846 on: March 14, 2018, 09:25:25 PM »
No worrys Malcolm sorry you couldn't make it,
Ray is going to be Pit crew  :bravo_2:

Spent the day geting 8 wheels and tyres fitted up on rims, proper BTCC wets for the morning and providing I have the brakes set up and the track drys out from all the forcasted rain, new 9.5 Enkei's with new R888R's to try out.
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1847 on: March 15, 2018, 06:15:57 AM »
Good luck Clive, have a brill day!

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1848 on: March 15, 2018, 07:51:16 PM »
Well it was a shake down for next week------------------------------------ Broke the gear box on the sighting lap :-[, but better this week than next Sunday, :great:
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1849 on: March 15, 2018, 08:13:29 PM »
 ??? ??? Noooooooooooooooooo! Christine fights back. Sorry you didn't get the opportunity for a proper shake down  :(
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1850 on: March 15, 2018, 08:16:03 PM »
Ref our chat about gearboxes....fd 5 speed? Grants got 1 !

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1851 on: March 16, 2018, 06:10:22 AM »
Yep, she is fighting back... damn, no good luck at all...

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1852 on: March 16, 2018, 08:16:14 AM »
Sat looking at UK gear ratios overnight and with 3 six speed gear-boxes dead in Christine's life I am going to fit an RX-8 5 Speed box tomorrow.

It has longer 1st and 2nd gears so may well improve the car off the start line.

   
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1853 on: March 16, 2018, 04:00:16 PM »
Feel bad for you clive, blooming chocolate gear boxes!

Where did it brake/break? Input shaft?


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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1854 on: March 16, 2018, 04:01:19 PM »
All i know is that he had 1st 2nd and reverse nothing else...

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1855 on: March 16, 2018, 04:03:27 PM »
Do you know Grant what a fd box is good for bhp wise? Chris CJR put alot of pony through his....gotta be a threshold....somebody cant remember who told me 8 5 speed is same as fd box?

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1856 on: March 17, 2018, 07:37:40 AM »
The box casing twists stop that and it'll take 500 or so at the wheels in a heavier car than the 8. Crank it up much above that though and things can get a bit exciting depending where the shrapnel goes.
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1857 on: March 17, 2018, 07:48:32 AM »
Thanks...ive only ever had gearboxes get noisy/ or synchro issues never a total failure. I see on youtube that Rob Dahm fella snapping input and output shafts launching...which is understandable.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1858 on: March 17, 2018, 07:56:55 AM »
All i know is that he had 1st 2nd and reverse nothing else...

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No drive in 3rd and 4th, horrible crunching sound as I applied power then no drive, last time two times, exactly  the same happened but with 4th gear :( 
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #1859 on: March 17, 2018, 07:59:30 AM »
Too much power mate ! Silver cloud...5 speed boxes plentiful and cheap...change annually in winter?

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