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    Bluey MX5 Race Car

    As previously posted in rides section.

    Australian delivered 1995 NA8A

    Bought it stock in Sydney, Xmas 2005.



    Spent a good part of last years weekends preparing it. The interior & boot trim was removed. As was the soft top. The heater, power windows, power mirrors ect were all retained. The passenger seat must also stay under 2F regs. Also, it was always to remain road registered. Below is a complete list of what went into the car in the order it happened. This is taken from a more detailed record of where from and how much, I kept. As you can see, the car is fairly standard really.

    - Walbro high flow fuel pump
    - Recondition 2 driveshafts with new boots
    - Purchase 4.1 Torsen LSD centre
    - Recondition steering rack and convert to non power steer
    - Braided brake lines
    - Machining slots into 4 new Protex rotors
    - AVO coilover shocks x 4
    - Alloy strut tops
    - Alloy seat rails
    - 4 x Alloy tow hooks
    - 2 x King springs - front 350lbs
    - 2 x King springs – rear 250lbs
    - Crown wheel & pinion 4.3
    - Fit crown wheel, pinion & LSD centre to open diff
    - Adjustable camshaft wheels
    - Nolathane bushes fitted to all control arms
    - Whiteline adjustable 24mm front swaybar
    - Hawk Blue Brake Pads
    - Shock plate polyurethane bushes
    - Hard top
    - 4 wheel alignment
    - Rollcage
    - Haltech E8
    - Individual coilpacks
    - Light Flywheel
    - Clutch Kit
    - Full race engine built and dyno tuned (205hp flywheel)
    - CES 4:2:1 extractors
    - Rebuild clutch slave cylinder
    - 2 x Autometer gauges
    - Mazdaspeed engine mounts
    - 2 ¼” Exhaust system reusing Jasma muffler
    - Thermostat & battery cable
    - Kill Switch
    - Kill Switch release cable
    - Miscellaneous stickers, padding ect
    - Paint roll cage, hard top, bonnet, front & rear bumpers
    - Rose jointed swaybar links, front only
    - K&N air filter
    - 1kg fire extinguisher with steel bracket
    - Sparco bonnet pins
    - Log Book inspection
    - Log Book
    - Mod Plate

    Items already owned, pre build
    - Volk 15”x7” alloy wheels
    - Toyo R888 205/50/15 tyres
    - Sparco Sprint race seat
    - RPM 2” 4 point ADR approved race harness



    Here it is completed in November 2006 for the logbook photos.





    First meeting in November at Phillip Island for the Production Sports 1hr. Managed to win class 2F first time out.



    The 2nd race the car did was Eastern Creek 1hr in February. Scored the 2F win once again.





    Lap times:

    Phillip Island 1.55.91
    Eastern Creek 1.52.33
    Queensland Raceway (National) 1.25.87
    Queensland Raceway (Clubman) 1.03.09
    Queensland Raceway (Sprint) 1.00.69
    Morgan Park 1.11.78
    Wakefield Park 1.11.51
    Oran Park GP 1.23.70
    Bathurst 2.46.94
    Lakeside 1.01.38

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    Last edited by Cal; 24-05-10 at 11:55 AM.
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    Love it mate, well done !!

    Looks great and the lap times are pretty decent too...
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    how'd you go with the blue plate mate?
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    Nice ride. How many lap stints you pulling per session?

    Eastern Creek
    - 1:53.633
    Wakefield Park - 1:10.34
    WSID - 18.3


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    Thanks guys.

    Bernie, I've been meaning to call you to thank you for the number. As it turns out I went to high school with John's other mechanic. Was a walk in the park. No dramas and $100.

    Padey, do you mean how many laps do each of us do in the 1hr races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal
    Thanks guys.

    Bernie, I've been meaning to call you to thank you for the number. As it turns out I went to high school with John's other mechanic. Was a walk in the park. No dramas and $100.

    Cal.
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    Good to hear mate. I'm glad he looked after you. Let me know when the next track day is on. I'm itchin to see this car of yours.

    Cheers,

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    Does the front sway bar make much difference do you know. Finally got mine all back together and handling alright. So onto the next thing to fix now

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    Bernie, we are racing at QR this Sunday.

    Josh, it stops a fair deal of body roll, but I don't really have much experience with the stock bar. We mostly use the 3 way adjustable 24mm Whiteline one. I got it from Fulcrum, but as they suck balls I'd get it somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal

    Padey, do you mean how many laps do each of us do in the 1hr races?

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    Yeah. This must be Mx5 month. I've seen heaps of them at track days carving up bigger ($$) cars.

    Very nice man!

    Eastern Creek
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    Wakefield Park - 1:10.34
    WSID - 18.3


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    Some shots from racing the other weekend at QR.







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    The car looks great Cal. Congratulations with the success of it too. Will have to catch up sometime, it's been a while.

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    Great looking car, well done...you planning on doing the 1 hour again at the Island again?

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    Thanks.

    My oath, wouldn't miss it for the world. Also doing the Oran Park 1hr in October.

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    If you need any assistance at the Oran Park 1hr, give us a yell. I'm only a few minutes down the road.

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    Ok great. I may just take you up on that.

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    I had the head off the car the week before last and got another 20 hours of porting done. That combined with a new 2 1/2" exhaust (up from 2 1/4") and a slight mod to the intake took the power up to 205hp at the flywheel.

    We are supporting the V8 Supercars at QR next month, so I wanted the car to be in it's best possible form. I put new semi's on it and scrubbed them in last Thursday at a corporate car with PSCRAQ. We were allowed passengers and I gave my dad a few sessions in the car and also Rhys from here had a couple of laps. Rhys also took these great shots. My old man is the one with his head sticking out the top.







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    looks nice mate feel free to take me for a run around QR anytime
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    So... any pics of the body modifications you performed on the weekend??
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    I saw there was a rear 1/4 dent after the 2nd race, any more in the 3rd?

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    who woulda thought it an MX5 race and guys were trying to ram into you from behind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timtx5 View Post
    I saw there was a rear 1/4 dent after the 2nd race, any more in the 3rd?
    Yep. The car in 3rd put the car in 2nd into a spin on the first corner of the 3rd race. The 23 cars behind managed to miss him somehow. I got a light tap from CT in the same rear quarter panel as a result. He had nowhere to go and at the time, I had no idea who it was. Wasn't until I got out after and saw the orange paint on the bumper. http://www.performanceforums.com/for...php?t=67220609

    Was a good weekend. There were 23 cars in class at the start of the weekend and I came 4th, so pretty happy really. Beat my PB by a shade under a second. Results: http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/re...22/07/2007.QRI

    Tim, did you see the car in the pits or on the track with the damage?

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    Congrats on your results Cal, there are some pretty experienced drivers on the results list too.

    Noticed in some of the pics a fair bit of body roll, well more than I would have expected anyway. Not just your car, it seemed fairly common. Is this part of the optimum setup?
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    Thanks mate.

    There is indeed a fair bit of body roll. I'm going to try and eliminate some of it before the next meeting. I think it could get twitchy though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Yep. The car in 3rd put the car in 2nd into a spin on the first corner of the 3rd race. The 23 cars behind managed to miss him somehow. I got a light tap from CT in the same rear quarter panel as a result. He had nowhere to go and at the time, I had no idea who it was. Wasn't until I got out after and saw the orange paint on the bumper. Was a good weekend. There were 23 cars in class at the start of the weekend and I came 4th, so pretty happy really. Beat my PB by a shade under a second. Results: http://www.natsoft.com.au/cgi-bin/re...22/07/2007.QRI

    Tim, did you see the car in the pits or on the track with the damage?

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    Can you believe it!! The first car that I've ever hit in my racing career hard enough to do damage, was Cal! At least I had the common sense the hit the already damaged side - sorry again mate

    If anyone saw the racing, I hope it looked as close and fierce as it felt on track. It was some of the closest racing I've ever had the pleasure to be involved with and the most fun you can have on 4 wheels!
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    Cal: I thought for a minute you'd followed my advice to use the bloke infront to help turn/slowdown for the corners.

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    Cal - Both, i have a blurry as picture from the second race and its also visible there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT View Post
    Can you believe it!! The first car that I've ever hit in my racing career hard enough to do damage, was Cal! At least I had the common sense the hit the already damaged side - sorry again mate
    Don't be silly mate. After watching that incar video of the accident, I can't believe mine or anybody else's didn't end up a metre or two shorter. We were both extremely lucky to get away with what we did.

    Tim, you should have said g'day when you were in the pits.

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    I didnt really see anyone around all the mx5's parked up. Must have been something interesting on the track at the time i guess

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    Yeah between races 2 & 3 we finally had time for a walk around to check out a Porsche Cup race and some poon.

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