What I've done to my car this week!

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by gt_james » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:08 am

On Monday, I did a trackday at Donington park in Sylvester. It was my first trackday, big learning curve, but loads of fun :P Sylvester did well, it was at least 75 miles each way to and from Donington, including a lot of stationary/start stop traffic on the M5 and M42 on the way there making me late :x, and then hammering round Donington throughout the day, so very pleased there were no mechanical issues :D I also saw Casey there in his RX8.

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Post by Threesevens » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:13 am

Sylvester is looking pretty cool

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:37 pm

Nice pictures bro! I might be able to tag along to the next one as I'll have weekends off ;)

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Casey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:49 pm

Great to see James at Donington - a lovely surprise to see his RX-7 in the paddock. I also got some clips of him out on track.

Plus some bonus clips of a couple of retro cars out on track the same day :)

Check the "gearwheel" settings options, bottom right, is set to 1080p for best viewing.



If that doesn't work, here's the link so you can watch Full Screen HD ;) ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esvUhrCx3ZI
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Casey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Duplicate post removed! Error 500 on posting the above threw me!
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by ian65 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:57 pm

nice one gents... good to see them out on the track.... that's a good shakedown for your fb as well James.... you'd expect Caseys RX8 to be reliable but the commute then track session in an old 1980's RX7 would be quick to show up any weaknesses in the car.
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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by gt_james » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:38 pm

Cheers for the footage Casey 8-)

As you said Ian, it was a good shakedown, I didn't push too hard, the car has lots more to give and I wanted to take it steady on my first trackday. Now I've had some time to watch footage and reflect, I can't wait to get back out and push harder.

Only thing I've come away thinking is that the temperature gauge was slowly climbing, which wasn't an issue as I was doing short sessions and then allowing the car to cool down and giving myself time to reflect on the last few laps, but I think a good quality alloy rad would and E fans would be a good upgrade over the 30 year old oem one, so the temps stay stable even whilst track driving.

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Casey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:37 pm

Just been speaking to James re video posting as he had trouble embedding the above video.

My fault James, it seems the url DOES need the "Youtube" tags from the editor to get it to work, as well as removing the "s"
from "https". Here you go:



Nice bit of heel and toe visible :)
KIMI 1 : RX-7 1st Gen "hybrid"; 1983 S2 running gear in a 1985 S3 shell, SORN'd, long term resto project
KIMI 2 : RX-7 1st Gen; 1983 S2, "identical" twin to KIMI 1, on the road :-)
Plus a 2004 Full Bridgeported RX-8 too!

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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by Hobbawobba » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:46 pm

Nice videos guys!

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