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Offline Jamie R

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #240 on: January 16, 2021, 02:13:13 PM »
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #241 on: January 16, 2021, 02:36:08 PM »
What's happened now Jamie?
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #242 on: January 16, 2021, 02:47:51 PM »
My homemade spare rad is a POS nothing fits.

Thankfully I acquired it and it’s not my workmanship, I’m embarrassed to throw it in the skip it’s that bad.

Bought a new one off Clive, couldn’t bring myself to fit the koyo rad off the rotus, it would have doubled the value of the 8.

The air con has never worked since I’ve had it, all the bolts holding the rad on snapped off, rusted and made of cheese, typical ford quality.

So I’ve ripped out the whole air con crap. No point driving the pump on a system that don’t work, saved A few kilos.




Sliced 2 fingers on the edge of a panel.

Wait for my new rad and fit it up.

Crap day!! Give me an air cooled motorbike anyday the way I’m feeling right now


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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #243 on: January 16, 2021, 03:13:28 PM »
Ouch! Walk away, sit somewhere comfy & warm and grab a beer  :occasion14:
RX-8 230 Bridgeported: Racing Brake Disks & 4 pot front calipers,Full Racing Beat (RB) SS Exhaust system,RB ARB's F & R,RB REVI intake,Tein MonoFlex Coilovers & front strut brace.
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #244 on: January 16, 2021, 03:28:41 PM »
Ouch! Walk away, sit somewhere comfy & warm and grab a beer  :occasion14:
Lol I wish

Working on the rotus

Therapeutic sanding .....




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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #245 on: January 16, 2021, 08:42:07 PM »
Lol ! Who'd have thought you'd want more fibreglass sanding .

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #246 on: January 17, 2021, 08:43:38 AM »
Lol ! Who'd have thought you'd want more fibreglass sanding .

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Tell me about it!

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #247 on: January 29, 2021, 05:38:27 PM »
Ok so finally. 2 weeks after clive sending a new rad, and thanks to dark nights, snow, ice, and generally working on the rotus, I’ve blasted home and got all the car back together.

Can anyone recommend a particular anti freeze to use??? I got this OAT stuff but dunno if it’s compatible?????


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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #248 on: January 29, 2021, 07:19:52 PM »
Ok so finally. 2 weeks after clive sending a new rad, and thanks to dark nights, snow, ice, and generally working on the rotus, I’ve blasted home and got all the car back together.

Can anyone recommend a particular anti freeze to use??? I got this OAT stuff but dunno if it’s compatible?????


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I use Mercedes bus stuff lol
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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #249 on: January 29, 2021, 07:30:20 PM »
As above FL22 has the correct corrosion inhibitors in it, also used in a certain race car and some old rotary.
All the best Clive

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #250 on: January 29, 2021, 07:47:11 PM »
FL-22 is preferred, but Aston used the Comma "Super Longlife Red" anti-freeze in my engine when he did my rebiild. May be quicker and cheaper to get hold of, but needs changing more frequently (FL-22 is good for 10 years)
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RX-7, KIMI 2,^^Ditto - now sold
RX-7, KIMI 3, 1st Gen S3, Red,1984

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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #251 on: January 30, 2021, 02:19:01 AM »
Thanks gents




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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #252 on: March 30, 2021, 05:13:05 PM »



An average commute with no seat belts !! Lol


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Re: Jamie's 8
« Reply #253 on: March 30, 2021, 06:22:03 PM »
:great:
Now my acceleration pump is fixed, once I get the carb back, I might finally go beyond 6K: that realm of wonder where rotary life begins.
Hmmmmmm over braps