A Kiwis Series 3

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by gt_james » Tue May 07, 2019 11:12 pm

Nice one mate, I'll have to come see it soon now its finished up!

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by myatt1972 » Thu May 09, 2019 11:16 pm

Awesome job Jesse, you're going to have to take it easy for a bit, that beast will take a bit of getting used to !!
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Casey » Wed May 15, 2019 12:49 am

s(c) Great work Jesse h[b[
KIMI 1 : 1st Gen, "hybrid" 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : 1st Gen, 1983 S2, recommissioned after 10 yr layup. Now sold.
KIMI 3 : 1st Gen, 1983 S3
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat May 18, 2019 7:19 pm

Thanks heaps guys. Driven it a few times now and holy moly it is FAST. I'm not gonna take the piss with it for a good while yet though. Turbo spools nice and low which you don't expect from such a large huffer -turbo- . Comes on hard too! Suppose the lightweight flywheel helps haha. The tune seems really solid also. Still haven't reached full throttle yet :lol: :lol:. It drives really nicely around town which surprised Steve-A and myself, considering it has a pretty large streetport (from what Tim said). Wouldn't want to be sat in traffic for hours though haha.

LSD is definitely on the to do list. I had been thinking about an MX-5 or SE diff but unsure how long they would last with the power I'm making :?: . I won't be doing 7000rpm launches or anything, but still! :lol: . Which had me then move on to Cusco or OS Giken differentials. The price is quite a lot more (£750-1000ish) but I think they would last a lifetime really. Especially the OS Giken (MX-5 unit), which is a pretty holy grail of Japanese drivetrain parts and is supposed to perform incredibly. Along with some billet shafts I think I should be pretty sweet :?: . I believe they're a pretty reasonable price too.

I did also think about full rear end swaps (hilux, atlas etc). But the cost will be pretty full on - even with my friend who can shorten the housing and weld new mounts on. I'd still have to buy a decent LSD

I need to get the few short clips that Beth recorded last weekend and upload them. My bro is struggling to find his go pro :(
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by TOOL » Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 pm

What power are you making?

http://www.grannysspeedshop.com/
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat May 25, 2019 1:46 pm

TOOL wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 pm
What power are you making?

http://www.grannysspeedshop.com/
395RWHP according to Tim's dyno sheet aye. That link talking about factory LSD's is saying The "'84-'85 versions have larger diameter axles, and reach their limit at around 350-375hp." As nice as their setups look. I'll be looking at a good few grand in buying something from them aye!

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by TOOL » Sat May 25, 2019 4:57 pm

LSD is twice as strong as an open diff. S3 diffs are 26 spline, instead of 24 spline, as we all know.

Tim was running a 24 spline LSD in his car with that motor.
Did he have any problems?
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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat May 25, 2019 9:07 pm

I believe his started to make a little noise but it went away when he changed the oil. Which is why I was reading about the MX-5 OS Giken/Cusco diffs aye :lol: . A few people said they're quite a bit stronger than the standard MX-5 LSD's. The series 3 RX-7 OS Giken unit is NLA by the looks of it. Tim (Chud) mentioned that Tim (RXMotors) uses an OS Giken and billet axles in his drag car

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by DWNUNDR » Wed May 29, 2019 6:07 pm

Hobbawobba wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 1:46 pm
TOOL wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 11:28 pm
What power are you making?

http://www.grannysspeedshop.com/
395RWHP according to Tim's dyno sheet aye. That link talking about factory LSD's is saying The "'84-'85 versions have larger diameter axles, and reach their limit at around 350-375hp." As nice as their setups look. I'll be looking at a good few grand in buying something from them aye!
Ill be building my own next winter using this page as a guide..

https://thefabricatorseries.com/build-b ... hMLt8r00u4

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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:49 pm

That looks like a good guide aye

Trying to get the 2 lower strut bolts off so I can get my coilovers made up. 2 days and I've only managed to undo 1 bolt. I think I've broken my steering lock. Is this dangerous? Could it now lock up whilst I'm driving?? I really don't know what to do

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