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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2070 on: June 21, 2018, 07:11:04 PM »
One more development with hidden benefits as you will be able to monitor tyre wear as you drive the circuit.  :)) :))

You obviously need to become my development engineer adviser Ray, as I didn't think of that one,  :57: 
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2071 on: June 22, 2018, 08:10:04 AM »
Im trying to find out what there calledbut a mate was over the other day and his boot is on new style pinlock system, you just push ident down and they camlock, it a track day car and 4 hold his de skinned metal lexus is200 boot on...ill find out what they were called. Look neat and very secure.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2072 on: June 22, 2018, 08:40:37 AM »
I -------- have a low tech solution Jon,
Rather than payout I have four of these below sitting on the shelf to fit on the quick.

I have some aero catches but these are fiddly to fit so they can come later

Today's mission is to fit the wing and the boot lid.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 08:42:37 AM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2073 on: June 22, 2018, 08:58:57 AM »
Similiar but not what he had " pit king" catches...

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2074 on: June 22, 2018, 04:46:37 PM »
We have the new wing assembly finished, just got to strap the unfinished boot lid on, which will be prepped and painted for Silverstone 

O' yes and I have a new company slogan  :) 
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 04:48:44 PM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2075 on: June 22, 2018, 04:49:29 PM »
Are you sure its big enough giggle...
Ideally need some better piccys but looks very good and mahoosive!

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2076 on: June 22, 2018, 06:00:18 PM »
With the increased speed Clive can now carry this wing is likely to take the rear end off the car.  :))
RX of the 8 variety.
Now totally Shy, courtesy of Mazdaspeed body kit, Dotz wheels, large brake kit and custom \'bull bars\'.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2077 on: June 22, 2018, 06:44:53 PM »
Science and physics aside...what we looking at 80kg plus downforce...so can you stand on it in the middle? If it can take that then will be fine me thinks..

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2078 on: June 22, 2018, 08:34:52 PM »
Looks good, but are you sure those uprights are strong enough? They look pretty thin in the pic! But I'm certainly no expert  ;) :P
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2079 on: June 23, 2018, 07:33:18 AM »
I like it.  :sign0098: But it really looks massive  :13:
Power is nothing without control. Weight is enemy of performance, handling and braking.

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2080 on: June 23, 2018, 09:46:12 AM »
Jarno I'll post some better pictures when its out from under my dark lair out at Brands tomorrow.

The middle wing plane is the same as last time , the side plates just make it look bigger ;)


Malcolm, you can give it a wiggle when you see it tomorrow  ;), seriusly the end plates are made from good quality 3mm thick alloy and the double bends add strength. It's actually a lot sturdier than the old wing mounts.       
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2081 on: June 23, 2018, 07:26:12 PM »
Dark lair produces Christines ;)

Anyhoo, I really like. Sides did look abit wobly but as you said, if those are so thick I quess they will handle that downforce :)

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2082 on: July 27, 2018, 09:51:21 PM »
Off to Silverstone for Sundays race.

Few changes for this one, 

After seeing the picture at Brands with the rear wheel almost off the ground, I have   fitted stiffer front springs (see pic below) then rather than fitting stiffer springs and spoiling the rear grip under acceleration I have fitted an extra roll bar at the back.

If this works it will help turn in on tighter corners, but if it junk in qualifying , I can quickly disconnect the second bar, we shall see  ;).   

Next up is stiffening ties to the rear wing  and reduced the angle of the blade to 10 degrees  which should help straight line speed and hopefully with the suspension shielding to give clean air to the rear diffusers  I wont loose to much downforce.

Concerned about the current heat wave fans now have a totally separate loom away from the ECU with slow and fast switches on the dash, plus had the nose off to improve radiator ducting. 

Dont forget if your interested you can follow Sundays qualifying and the races on https://www.tsl-timing.com/ and I suspect this time the live timing will have the tracks commentary

« Last Edit: July 27, 2018, 09:57:01 PM by clive »
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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2083 on: July 27, 2018, 09:58:42 PM »
Hi Clive meant to ring you ill call tomoz...dozed off on sofa lol

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Re: Clive's 400 BHP Super GT RX-8 Race Car
« Reply #2084 on: July 27, 2018, 11:41:16 PM »
Good luck on Sunday Clive  :13:

Looks like you'll have some interesting weather conditions  :)
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