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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #135 on: October 08, 2019, 07:06:12 AM »
Using MX own gearbox?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #136 on: October 08, 2019, 07:15:33 AM »
Nope, would mean having to sort different clutch etc. Trying to use all the stuff I have rather than spending unnecessary money.

Only thing I am contemplating on spending extra money is an ecu even though the one iv got is good for running even a 3 rotor or v8 etc i would be much happier with a newer ecu.

I have email AET turbos about pricing for newer haltech, the 750pro looks like it would be good for me

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #137 on: October 10, 2019, 06:02:27 PM »
Got these for the front lower rear as they look a but weird. To be able make myself as they look to actually move as the suspension goes up and down, the other arm bushes are simple though. These were £60 for a pair.

Look awkward to press in but nothing lube can't help

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #138 on: October 10, 2019, 06:27:56 PM »
They are a twat to fit

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #139 on: October 10, 2019, 07:01:32 PM »
I can imagine so, dad's friend has got a beastly press so might have to borrow that.

This is what happens to the bushings that are in there,

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #140 on: October 10, 2019, 07:07:17 PM »
That's what mine were like.
Sorry I was getting confused. The rear ufo shaped one's are awful to pass in

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #141 on: October 10, 2019, 07:09:14 PM »
I was thinking that they would come in two pieces and then the insert would essentially hold It together

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #142 on: October 10, 2019, 08:29:34 PM »
I've got a set of the powerflex black upper wishbone bushes if you're interested?

£25 delivered.

Not fitted for long at all.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #143 on: October 10, 2019, 08:34:00 PM »
I've got a set of the powerflex black upper wishbone bushes if you're interested?

£25 delivered.

Not fitted for long at all.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #144 on: October 12, 2019, 04:25:34 PM »
Sooooo I found an issue with using the rx8 subframe, the steering rack does not fit

So the obvious choice is to use an rx8 steering rack as I am not taking the subframe back out

Anyone know this?

Anyone have an rx8 steering rack laying around please?

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2019, 04:33:56 PM »
On a positive note I managed to put the passenger side suspension back together. Not putting bushings in just yet as like iv said before the aim is to get the engine in and car running.

Need to order myself some WEM smart coils as I sold mine to Clive a while ago, also need plug wire kit and then a full function engineering trigger kit about £700 I think all in

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #146 on: October 12, 2019, 04:43:22 PM »
Yeah... The rack doesn't fit. Have to go with Rx8. I have an rx8 rack here but it has play in the rack itself. Not sure if it's an easy fix.
You will need the EPS ecu/loom etc. Not sure how you'll get around the torque sensor.

It would make sense to convert the car to rx8 and then look at "fitting" the engine you want.

Then you would have functioning power steering etc

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #147 on: October 12, 2019, 04:50:23 PM »
Yeah... The rack doesn't fit. Have to go with Rx8. I have an rx8 rack here but it has play in the rack itself. Not sure if it's an easy fix.
You will need the EPS ecu/loom etc. Not sure how you'll get around the torque sensor.

It would make sense to convert the car to rx8 and then look at "fitting" the engine you want.

Then you would have functioning power steering etc

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Can it not be used manually?

Is the rx8 rack power steering electrical or does it have a power steering pump run off the engine like the mx5 did? As I will not be having a power steering pump on my engine, saps power, looks shit and mean more stuff cluttering uo the engine bay

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #148 on: October 12, 2019, 04:53:39 PM »
Clive depowered his. the details are in his race car thread. :)
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #149 on: October 12, 2019, 04:54:36 PM »
That was my next question as I had a thought in back of my head so eobe had done it

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