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Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:55 pm
by Hobbawobba
There is still a bit of wiggle room with tilting the engine over and also the rear of my exhaust was hanging. That should help the gap be slightly larger! Still messing around with it all and will have a more definitive answer once it's clamped together :D

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:00 am
by TOOL
Put a sandwhich plate between the turbo and manifold to raise it up if need be.
On the angle it appears to be, you’ll get some more clearance between th UIM and turbo too.

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:09 am
by Hobbawobba
Sorry I haven't posted much lately aye. Been pretty full on! Haha. I haven't messed with the tranny issue I mentioned earlier. But I have got quite a bit done in the engine bay and its starting to look pretty sweet now. I'm off to Portugal today so will try to post a proper update when I get back! :D

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 am
by DKWW2000
Good on you.....all work & no play etc. Could have timed it a bit better Jess as this could be our summer :lol: :lol: :lol:
Have a good hol & look forward to see the finished job.

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 pm
by spirit r
Pure rotary enthusiasts never take holiday before finished the car. :lol:

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 pm
by Hobbawobba
spirit r wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Pure rotary enthusiasts never take holiday before finished the car. :lol:
First holiday in about 7 years! :lol: :lol:

Back from holiday! I've made some decent progress in the engine bay lately. My phone camera broke :roll: , so when my girlfriend next comes over I'll get her to take some pics .

Tried giving this transmission mounting a go again today. Got the adapter bracket (thanks Keith W(p ) and brand new OEM rubber mount installed. Crossmember seems to be too far forward somehow now?!? I'm confused as. It lined up last time - just had spacing issues. Has anybody got any links that actually show installation of the part?

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 am
by spirit r
Hobbawobba wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 pm
spirit r wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:17 pm
Pure rotary enthusiasts never take holiday before finished the car. :lol:
First holiday in about 7 years! :lol: :lol:
7 years? So better to own Rx7 not Rx8 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:12 pm
by Hobbawobba
Okay then. Turbo flange is still pretty close to the steering box. But it'll do for now. I ended up using the series 5 transmission crossmember and re-drilling it. The drivers side of the crossmember sits at a slightly different angle to the chassis. But once again, it'll do for now. The height spacing is allgood. Drivers side engine mount is also getting a good lean on towards the back of the car aye (it'll do for now :lol:). I think my engine bracket was welded on a very slight angle which is causing it.

Nothing particularly exciting to report. Got all the ECU connections sorted out and pretty much everything is now mounted. Ordered loads of bits and pieces to finish it all off. My friend came over and took a bunch of high quality photos which was nice. I have since tidied most of the crap out of the engine bay haha

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A load of wiring I don't need anymore :oops:
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Mounting my low pressure fuel pump in its new home and figuring out how big a swirl pot/surge tank I can fit under the car
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I spoke to OBP about getting a custom 1.5L swirl pot made to suit the underside of our cars. They were plenty helpful and the price was very reasonable at £108 (£10 more than their standard ones I believe). I only had the fittings moved to slightly different locations to suit. The big -8AN at the very bottom faces the front of the car for reference
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I have also got some aluminium fuel hard line to make up a fresh feed. I believe -6AN should be enough to keep me going (I hope). Got a bunch of Vibrant fittings and hose on its way from Canada to finish off the fuel system then it will nearly be time to fire up! I still need a propshaft though haha.

Think that's about all for now th:

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:34 pm
by DKWW2000
That is great work Jesse, impressed how you have managed to do all that outside! s(c) I love all the shiny bits, not long before you will be sya

Re: A Kiwis Series 3

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:43 pm
by Casey
Great progress there Jesse - looking good :)