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 : 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: 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?

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