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Wayne's boosted 8 project
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:48:44 AM »
Morning all
Thought I’d better start a project thread rather than keep adding to my “I’m new here thread “
So after two successful Greddy turbo conversions to my 8 it’s time for the next project ..
After reading Clive’s race car build thread I was inspired to lose the last bit of hair I have and copy it . So I’ll be selling the Greddy kit and replacing with an FD engine . I know it’s a lot of work but I’ll still have my standard engine car for Trackdays in the meantime .providing Trackdays go ahead due to the current pandemic .
I’ve been trolling for sale pages for the last few months and appear to have bought the basics to make a start , RX8 FD engine mount , engine , manifolds and a few other bits . First thing I’ll be doing is assembling all on the bench to see how it  bolts together and see what’s missing .
So if anyone has  any photos of a fully built up engine  with ancillaries on a bench please feel free to post them up . This will help me a lot as I don’t even know how it all bolts together yet .


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Re: Wayne's boosted 8 project
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 01:26:34 PM »
I wish you well with your "new" project and know it will be a lot of work, but it will make an awsome road/track car
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All the best Clive

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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 02:02:17 PM »
I wish you well with your "new" project and know it will be a lot of work, but it will make an awsome road/track car
Thanks Clive
Or should I call it copy project


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 09:21:11 AM »
I think I got most bits except housings / irons to build another engine










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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 11:31:51 AM »
Looks like a good project you got going on

I wish I was working on oily bits now


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2020, 01:07:19 PM »
Looks like a good project you got going on

I wish I was working on oily bits now


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Yep got my hands full for at least next 12 months
No oily hands today yet , busy on ewe tube to see how it goes together


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2020, 01:09:16 PM »
Lol @ ewe tube... is that like welsh you tube?


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2020, 01:17:08 PM »
Lol @ ewe tube... is that like welsh you tube?


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Ha ha sure is
Exactly the same only different


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2020, 01:18:03 PM »
Ya gotta love a welsh accent


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 06:17:14 PM »
Ya gotta love a welsh accent


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Many will differ lol


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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2020, 06:19:48 PM »
Looks like I got away lucky at a track day in Llandow last week



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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2020, 07:26:34 PM »
Is it missing or snapped off...
Blimey....i once drove a golf to mot with the track rod end securing nut missing....doer upper between mates....i tore him a new 1!!  As he forgot and put the wheel on.

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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2020, 08:12:55 PM »
Wow, I have got to think the shank of the bolt is still in there acting like a dowel and that kept the calliper in place
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Re: Wayne’s boosted 8 project
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2020, 09:22:01 PM »
Blimey Wayne you got loads of bits!!!

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