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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2014, 10:57:13 PM »
Previously my old  spare engine smoked badly on a track day as im in contact with the previous owner. He thought the engine was subsequently fubar and sold it...2 owners later i buy it after its been raced last year in a double header and engine still fine so hopefully if you can get oil temps in check hopefully ok. If the oil control rings where gone it would smoke all the time i imagine. Get out on the road with decent airflow see what temps your getting and any smoke? May have just had oil thinning and blowing by seals. Does she smoke all the time now? Ive set an alarm on my digi dash to 110 deg C .
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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 03:33:28 AM »
Looks great! And that header seems to be quite hot :) Well, I think that 205 FWHP at around 6500rpm is quite good numbers. :)

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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2014, 09:04:55 AM »
I see your oil cooler is behind your rad. Rx8 and rotary 1/3 of engine cooling is done by the oil, I am really hoping your engine is fine and just seal blow by due to heat.
Personally id put the cooler in front of the rad and duct the 2 in and seal the back of the nose cone so all air entering nose cone has to pass through the coolers. If ive still a cooling issue either coolant or oil i intend to mount a smaller motorbike rad and oil cooler in the space on the passenger side of engine with a duct. This would increase oil and coolant capacity and allow more heat to dissipate......But i\'m hoping my ducting works first as dont want the added weight!   Ill find out saturday!
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2014, 10:18:12 AM »
I agree with you, in fact I have already added a sealed shroud to the oil cooler which will be ram fed air from two ducts on the chin spoiler via 2 76mm neoprene hoses. I will then duct the rad to the nose opening and see how that works out for temps.

But yes I should have invested some more time working that out before I started the tuning process, lesson learned!
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2014, 07:29:02 PM »
Great piece of kit you have there! I am just in the process of converting my build to a FD3S TT :) this old photo before the old engine was removed and the 13b mounted.
 

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2014, 07:36:00 PM »
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Great piece of kit you have there! I am just in the process of converting my build to a FD3S TT :) this old photo before the old engine was removed and the 13b mounted.
 


Where abouts in West Yorkshire are you?? I\'m in Huddersfield:)

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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2014, 08:28:48 PM »
Just around the corner, near cooper bridge =]

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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2014, 10:26:37 PM »
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Great piece of kit you have there! I am just in the process of converting my build to a FD3S TT :) this old photo before the old engine was removed and the 13b mounted.
 


Well that is good work, and I thought I was a little mad for the renesis engine conversion!  Which kit is that you are putting it in?
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2014, 10:29:51 PM »
Chin spoiler mounted, ready for the oil cooler air ducts.



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« Reply #24 on: March 20, 2014, 01:21:38 AM »
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Just around the corner, near cooper bridge =]


Sweet, you may have to pop over one day to show me your pocket rocket and I can show you my mid build rx4 drag rocket:)

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« Reply #25 on: March 20, 2014, 01:23:47 AM »
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Chin spoiler mounted, ready for the oil cooler air ducts.





Too work:) these kit cars are great. So much lightness and so much potential power:evillaugh

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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2014, 12:18:55 PM »
Can i ask how much the bonnet cost mate ? Its carbon ? is yours a narrow or wide and high bonnet? Thanks.
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2014, 12:41:34 PM »
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Too work:) these kit cars are great. So much lightness and so much potential power:evillaugh

good power for club level meeting and not at the national hillclimb or sprint ;)

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« Reply #28 on: March 20, 2014, 12:47:38 PM »
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Can i ask how much the bonnet cost mate ? Its carbon ? is yours a narrow or wide and high bonnet? Thanks.


The bonnet is a one off to clear the Renesis but still allowing me to run a complete flat floor from splitter to diffuser (There is no engine below the bottom chassis rails).  That one is in glass but I may well lay one up from the mould in carbon once I have proved the fit and clearance etc.

It is a wide bodied car, the scoop is completely custom but based around the contours of a V8 bonnet.

It would be best to give me a ring to talk through things if you were looking to do the same.  Do you have an email so I can send you some contact details?
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« Reply #29 on: March 20, 2014, 12:49:49 PM »
b3nut AT btinternet.com  thanks

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