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Offline Grant Monkhouse

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #990 on: April 06, 2021, 06:48:22 PM »
Not effected really as it not poking out that much.

Iv still got to mount the seat which I think needs to be solid mounted for drag rules

Which I can't do until the cage is in really
Oh removed the steering lock barrel today to and the indicator stalk and the air bag. Which has revealed a nice little bracket I can use to mount my 7c digi dash from

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #991 on: April 06, 2021, 06:58:18 PM »
Barely noticeable. Not like great whopping blower sticking out unfortunately

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #992 on: April 06, 2021, 07:04:28 PM »
Contemplating getting rid of this bulge as it really hinders where I can mount the pedal box, pushing it over to the right hand side

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #993 on: April 06, 2021, 07:07:35 PM »
Side note, a gear box came up for sale literally after I decided to get new windows in my house

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #994 on: April 09, 2021, 03:14:38 PM »
Wastegate merge idea number 1 fail.



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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #995 on: April 09, 2021, 03:19:23 PM »
Idea number 2, squash small pipes together, into bigger pipe which is squashed.

Should hopefully be about 1/3 the length of what it is now as needs cutting down.

Tricky business this custom stuff.

Next manifold I need for a bigger turbo I'm taking my car somewhere and leaving it with them and hand over cash for it.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #996 on: April 10, 2021, 12:02:51 PM »
Looking a bit like the mad professor now lol
I’ll keep watching until I understand


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #997 on: April 10, 2021, 01:00:17 PM »
Just ordered some 38mm 90 bends, spoke to a lad and he thinks that might work easier than what I'm trying to do.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #998 on: April 10, 2021, 06:17:35 PM »
16 volt batteries, no alternator needed

Just got 4 of them off ebay from a lad in Huddersfield. One for me, one for James and 2 for one of the guys that does the commentating at santa pod.

Absolute bargain

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #999 on: April 12, 2021, 02:31:44 PM »
So Iv been trying to find exactly how an rx8 diff fits in an mx5, along with the drive shafts etc. However everything I can find there's no full description but I have found this picture

An rx8 diff mounted in an mx5 using what looks like the rx8 axles/driveshafts/wheels pinnerthingys

So the easy bit is mounting the diff, all you need is an rx8 diff and an rx8 diff mounting bracket and it bolts straight into the mx5 subframe. Easy peasy.

Now from other info I have found is that the rx8 hub assembley bolts straight into the mx5, the rx8 units are much beefier, beefier bearing etc

Axles... Now Im sure the rx8s are longer and aparently there are different types, bumpy ones and smooth ones that is literally how people describe them on forums. The smooth ones come from auto rx8s..... Good luck find them in the UK, and whoever owns or ordered an automatic rx8, shame on you.

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #1000 on: April 13, 2021, 05:24:20 PM »
Looks like loads of progress since I visited last


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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #1001 on: April 13, 2021, 10:24:57 PM »
Here you go, this link with diff info may help.

https://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=395352
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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #1002 on: April 13, 2021, 11:11:52 PM »
Yeh iv read that thread many times, I'm picking up some hubs axles and a diff tomorrow from Mr Spiller so I will be able to figure out with those bits as that thread and others iv found online don't share all the details.

The one I found from an ozzy build he explains well how to I stall the diff but when it comes to the drive shafts he just puts a picture up and says its all in.

However the drive shaft are different lengths from an mx5 to an rx8 but I think I might be able to swap the ends over as the spline count is different  between the 2 cars

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #1003 on: April 16, 2021, 07:52:59 PM »
Would anyone be shocked if I told you that rx8 drive shafts and mx5 drive shafts are the exact same lengths...

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Re: All great things have a beginning
« Reply #1004 on: April 16, 2021, 08:06:26 PM »
No, its the same floor pan  :))
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