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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by exiled--viking » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:35 pm

To match that paint going to cost you at least £2k......thats if the sprayer will release the colour code its not that straight forward ...... :( :shock:
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:52 pm

:shock: :shock: :( :(
In other words as I knew deep down a respray is not on. Hmm! Strip and clear coat for a carbon finish perhaps but suppose the base sealer will have penetrated the top carbon weave.
Time to visit a specialist body shop now it’s back on the road methinks.

As an aside I started the motor today to record a data log of what’s going on as it warms up because the engine hunts for a few minutes.
I left the fan in the modified afad duct switched off until the engine was warmed up and then via the a Adaptronic ECU I monitored the inlet temperature when I switched the fan on. The air blows through directly onto the cone air filter and the temperature started to drop immediately and settled some 7’C lower than without the fan! Ultimately I plan to move the filter outside the engine bay for obvious reasons.
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm

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Or if that's not possible maybe get it painted in Gloss Black :idea:
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:08 pm

Car gets taxed tomorrow so i will be able to see, feel how the EDFC system makes the car drive.
My brain is cafuddled with reading the install, how it operates and set up format choices of some 46 pages!
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm
MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:29 am
Or if that's not possible maybe get it painted in Gloss Black :idea:
Gloss finish carbon wrap on a carbon bonnet!!!!!
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:20 pm

I did think that myself but a faux carbon wrap over a real carbon bonnet would annoy me if it was mine :lol:
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Post by exiled--viking » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:36 pm

clear the Bubbles and 3m carbon wrap the same as the roof........??? still trying to contact paul the sprayer found his old Mobile number sent him a text ....
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by Ranjan » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:07 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:10 pm
MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:06 pm
MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:29 am
Or if that's not possible maybe get it painted in Gloss Black :idea:
Gloss finish carbon wrap on a carbon bonnet!!!!!
Chris,

I have been here before and you will definitely find the base carbon weave compromised, especially after all this time.
Your best bet is to wrap it in a really good quality carbon wrap, top and bottom; will set you back about £600.
Good luck.

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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:32 pm

@Mark totally on the same wavelength there Mark
@Tony appreciate your efforts but I doubt Paul will be the solution given logistics and paint cost
@Ranjan give me metal panels any day, bloody carbon!
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by boosted » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:52 pm

Pop em and cover them up with stickers!!!

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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:07 pm

You could always get an already painted Brilliant Black standard bonnet as a short term solution :idea:

That way you could drop the carbon bonnet off @ the bodyshop & keep using the car at least :D
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:16 pm

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:You could always get an already painted Brilliant Black standard bonnet as a short term solution :idea:

That way you could drop the carbon bonnet off @ the bodyshop & keep using the car at least :D
And for the right price I'll buy it off you afterwards Chris Image
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by exiled--viking » Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:33 pm

Chris you got the original Bonnet sprayed up in orange use that then you can get the other one done at your Leisure :-k :-k :-k
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:01 am

Thanks Tony that saves me posting that.
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:53 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:16 pm
MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:You could always get an already painted Brilliant Black standard bonnet as a short term solution :idea:

That way you could drop the carbon bonnet off @ the bodyshop & keep using the car at least :D
And for the right price I'll buy it off you afterwards Chris Image
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm

Slight change to the interior completed with many thanks to Neil Parry for actually fitting the seats into the car using his own designed mounting plate.
Side mounts with rails and I have no less headroom than with the OE seats, but unfortunately also no more. Stage 2 will be to remove the rails and hard mount the seat to the base but its OK for now.
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by V8 Power » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:29 pm

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I have got a pair of bucket seat side mount fixed brackets for the drivers side which you are welcome to have.
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:33 pm

Thanks Graham for the generous offer but the seats came with side mounts and runners
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by mrspiller » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:45 pm

V8 Power wrote:Chris
I have got a pair of bucket seat side mount fixed brackets for the drivers side which you are welcome to have.
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:59 pm

mrspiller wrote:
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V8 Power wrote:Chris
I have got a pair of bucket seat side mount fixed brackets for the drivers side which you are welcome to have.
If they are given away to anyone ImageImage
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by V8 Power » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:12 pm

They’re yours then Wayne
Should help get a bucket seat nice and low.
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Carbon seats
Sabelt 6 point harnesses
Direct cold air feed
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Lexan front windows with sliders
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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by Goobie » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:15 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
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Car gets taxed tomorrow so i will be able to see, feel how the EDFC system makes the car drive.
My brain is cafuddled with reading the install, how it operates and set up format choices of some 46 pages!
It is a rather thick booklet isn't it? Also, its good now a couple of members have this now as this should save me time come fitting and setting up as I can pick you and Rod's brains should I have any issues.

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Re: Supercharged RX-8 Engine Renaissance

Post by mrspiller » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:19 pm

V8 Power wrote:They’re yours then Wayne
Should help get a bucket seat nice and low.
Thanks Grayham
Swap for a throttle body lol


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Post by mrspiller » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:29 pm

ChrisHolmes wrote:
mrspiller wrote:
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V8 Power wrote:Chris
I have got a pair of bucket seat side mount fixed brackets for the drivers side which you are welcome to have.
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