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    You think it will be quicker than a Honda?

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    I will be happy to get it on the track and do laps. Beating Honda's isn't my priority. Yet....
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    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toppertee View Post
    You think it will be quicker than a Honda?
    Wash ya mouth out ! Bogandore < Vtec Bum dragger
    Last edited by Stevil; 16-02-17 at 06:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    I will be happy to get it on the track and do laps. Beating Honda's isn't my priority. Yet....
    Nothing time and money can't fix...
    I'm enjoying watching the build👍

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    One Honda takes a shit load of beating at the moment
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    Minor update. The UPC (or whatever they are called) rotors are lefts only. So went and bought some good quality rotors. Pick them up today. They will do until I get some 6 piston calipers.
    And I Stripped the spare parts car. The entire boot floor is cut out along with the passenger side footwell, as they have been modified for whatever reasons. So OEM floors will be going back in. The doors will be fully lightened to use in VicV8's, and the other doors will be left alone for IPRA.
    Car is getting picked up this arvo by my neighbour to take to scrap, even though he owns a commodore wrecking yard. It's a pity, the gearbox was recently replaced as well as the steering rack. Hood lining is unusually good.I even hooked the fuel tank back up so it drives.





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    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    Do you need those parts for the race VN?, I thought it was complete ?
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    I do for IPRA. The car is fine for VicV8's. No point in doing all the fuel system, then taking it all back out to swap boot floors. May as well do it all now.
    And the other parts are just there incase I get some panel damage.
    Last edited by lightyear; 24-02-17 at 03:08 PM.
    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    Nick started working on my car again. So the car should only be a couple of weeks away from being done. He is doing the suspension brackets, and getting the B.C coilovers to work on the commodore. No easy job...
    So once the suspension is all done he can build the exhaust, put the Oem floors back in, fuel cell, etc,etc..
    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    I am getting some much needed seat time sharing a non turbo Silvia at Broadford tomorrow. Should be interesting to compare it to an MX5. I took it for a drive this arvo, it's about as quick as an MX5 with intake and exhaust, diff gears, etc. he has spent some money on 1.5 LSD, brakes, suspension. But it's not a full on track car. I will be happy if it does a High 1:07, or low 1:08. Rain is forecast, so I expect some drifting with the SAU club.
    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    Have you heard about the possible rule changes re 6 speed sequential gearbags and floor mounted pedal boxes?

    They are only proposals at this stage and need to be voted on and then submitted to CAMS, so it will probably be at least 12 months before they get into the rule book, if they pass the vote. However worth keeping in mind while the car is being built.

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    I wouldn't have the funds for a sequential box. But I do have a pedal box that can go in.
    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    So the Silvia wasn't as quick as I was expecting. He tried to build a track car, but wanted a weekend road car. So it's not a good mix of parts. The big heavy 18" wheels will not help. The gearing is way wrong, 3rd takes you half way down the straight, so way too tall geared. It handles similiar to an MX5, but you can feel the extra weight is there. So won't change directions as quick.
    I came 7th in RWD class, and the guy that owns the car came 14th. Best lap was a 1:11.5. Even with lightweight 15's, gearing and things, it won't come close to an MX5 with mild track prep. ( I did a 1:07 on my first Broadford day in my old red MX5) He is thinking of buying on MX5. 😈
    Last edited by lightyear; 12-03-17 at 07:17 PM.
    NA8B 89 KW's- P.I. 1:50.1, WNTN1:38.0, SDWN 1:27.6, WKFLD 1:10.4
    NB8B 181 KW's- P.I 1:43.8, WNTN 1:32.9, SDWN 1:22.0, BDFD 1:05.3
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    Then he will turbo it....back to NA....maybe a Honda swap..turbo again.
    Then fuck it....v8

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