What I've done to my car this week!

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

Post by dyeo » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:56 pm

richrx wrote:
dyeo wrote:. I'm going to be doing a re-tune of my carburetor this weekend since it seems to be running a little bit rich.
A small write up of that would be perfect, I'm going tontry that at some point but dont have a clue where to start.


I've always wondered how much heaver steering is with a smaller wheel, brutal seems to sum it up well :lol:


Rich
I don't mind doing a write-up! It's a Weber 45 DCOE 152, so it won't help everybody though.

At low speeds with a small steering wheel, it feels like you're dry-steering it. When I first got the car, I bumped a pole because I couldn't turn the wheel fast enough to get it out of the parking spot :oops: no damage was done, but I had plenty of egg on my face regardless!

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

Post by richrx » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:00 pm

Would a us spec backbox fit a uk car? I see both exhausts exit on the right so should line up? Roch auto have one for £140 delivered...


Rich

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ian65
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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by ian65 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:05 pm

richrx wrote:Would a us spec backbox fit a uk car? I see both exhausts exit on the right so should line up? Roch auto have one for £140 delivered...


Rich
yeah, they run the same side
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
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1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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DKWW2000
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What have I done to my car this week - Rear Bushes

Post by DKWW2000 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:52 pm

Just replaced all the rear bushes with Super Pro Poly. Wow, what a difference.... far more stable at speed, less wandering, and it has lost a lot of the unexplained clunks and the rear end more sure footed on corners....recommended.
I had someone to do for me with a press/ramp as I would have struggled without :oops:
RX7 FB S3 - RX7 FC TII Vert
Rotaries Previously Owned:-
2 x NSU Ro 80s - 2 x S2 RX7s - Suzuki RE 5 - DKW(Hercules) W2000 - Norton (Krauser) Commander

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ian65
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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by ian65 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:56 pm

LSD next then Pete th: .... polybushes and an LSD makes a massive difference to the car
1986 Series 3 13B Turbo II
http://rx7fb.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2400
1992 Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI
1975 Honda SL125 Street Scrambler

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

Post by gt_james » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:05 pm

This week I got a new exhaust, its all 304 stainless. Long primary with a CX racing header (modified), and from the header back made by a local drag race fabricator. 2" OD primary tubes, with a 4" pre silencer in each primary, which are both as long as possible. Collector at 120" into 3" rear section, with custom made 8" rear silencer which is repackable. I also have an O2 bung in each primary tube so I can get a wideband gauge and set the Weber IDA more easily and ensure each rotor has the mixture optimized. It has been made to be pretty quiet for track day noise limits, but still a very nice flowing system and can really feel the engine pulling harder through the rev range. I really need to do a proper update to my build thread :geek:

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

Post by KiwiDave » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:25 pm

What packing material did you use James?
1985 Sunrise Red S3 TWR
2003 Mercedes E320 CDI Estate AMG

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myatt1972
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Re: What I've done to my car this week!

Post by myatt1972 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:49 pm

Great picture James :D
I think you're gonna need some bumper protection though f-f
Keith...

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

Post by gt_james » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:29 pm

KiwiDave wrote:What packing material did you use James?
Stainless Wool and E glass matt.

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

Post by richrx » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:04 pm

That. Is. Awsome :mrgreen:


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