'80 13BT Series 1

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Chud » Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:26 pm

ian65 wrote:that's awesome :shock: you need a LSD to put that power down....... it's gonna be a right handful.

It does have an LSD, it's just starting to complain a little!!

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Chud » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:37 pm

New Toyo R888's on the rears tomorrow as I've ripped the sidewalls of the current tyres from hard launches. :shock:

Apart from that I'm 600 miles in on the tune and feels great. Mental, but great.
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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Chud » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:40 pm

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Sticky.
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1983 series 2 RX7
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1959 VW Splitscreen Kombi "The Queen"
1971 VW Adventurewagen
1966 Porsche 912

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Hobbawobba » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:22 pm

Chud wrote:Sticky.
Me too :oops: Sounded good in your snapchats haha

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by DeanRX7 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:33 am

What a great thread and what a great car you have built! Power and looks to match.
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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by DB RX63 » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:43 pm

RamoNZ wrote:
TOOL wrote:You can lay the oil cooler dead flat and it will be fine.
Doubt it. You'd reduce the surface area of the cooler by a huge amount. need the air to pass through the fins and between the tubes. The V-mount set up for Rad and Cooler works becuase air gets forced in in a normal direction then forced out through the respective cores up and down. A flat oil cooler even its base directly the air flow wouldn't be much better than a beehive. An angle is cool as long as there is a path for air to go in and also importantly - out.
Mazda state in the Competition Manual that the oil cooler will run 18% cooler laid flat.
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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Chud » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:36 am

Well life has continued to be hectic in the way life does, house extension finished, driveway done and finally an actual garage with actual lights in for me to work.

The bus has been hogging the room for the most part so workshop time for the 7 has been limited, that being said she's not missed a beat since the tune and hasn't actually needed anything doing, in actual fact proving to be my most reliable method of transport with the wifes DD being in and out of landrover like a fiddlers elbow and the bus in bits.

With the bus out of the way though and sorted for the summer, its finally her turn and ready for the next chapter of her life.

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She's still rot free apart from a small area in the inner front wing that got attacked by brake fluid, but is looking flakey underneath thanks to our weather and the fact I live in t'country so the underside is going to be stripped completely, and treated to a dash of powder coating to the suspension components, new bushes and hopefully sometime this decade the coilovers will arrive.

The engine and box will be removed, bay degreased and resprayed and then if all goes to plan, a 20B I've done a deal on will go in. As much as I love the 13BT setup and all its power I've got a hankering for a lovely uncluttered engine bay just with some nice shiny trumpets sticking up, so thats the direction I'm gonna go - N/A screamer.

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1959 VW Splitscreen Kombi "The Queen"
1971 VW Adventurewagen
1966 Porsche 912

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by gt_james » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:54 am

:o :shock:

N/A 20B screamer sounds awesome! Are you waiting on ACBRON coilovers?

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by Chud » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:33 am

Yeah I am dude
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1980 series 1 RX7
1983 series 2 RX7
1975 RX3 Coupe
1959 VW Splitscreen Kombi "The Queen"
1971 VW Adventurewagen
1966 Porsche 912

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Re: '80 13BT Series 1

Post by gt_james » Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:43 am

I'm trying to stay in contact regularly but he keeps making changes, then testing and repeating. It's taking forever! :(

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