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  1. Hi, welcome to the forum. Not much happens here lately but I'm glad it still exists. Seems like you know all the usual things that an RX8 needs. I have mine just over a year and have a similar list of jobs that I'm getting through. I'd be interested to see more of the subframe refresh if you have any pics to share. What do you think of the Tein street basis? I got them too but haven't fitted them yet.
  2. Replaced both front strut mount bushings, fixed a horrible rattle at low speed/uneven ground.
  3. Is this your car? just copped these pics that I found online years ago
  4. Nicely put Welcome to the forum
  5. gl

    Hiya !

    Welcome Are you driving a rotary yet?
  6. Nice 1 Nico Just to add I've attached the cad file here which has everything drawn to scale, this is what I sent the company to cut out the baffles and can be used to measure pipe lengths etc. One of the baffles in each box (rb3 and lb3) needed an extra hole cut to allow airflow between chambers 2 and 3, this could have been done at the cutting stage. Pipes used were 45mm and 57mm. jcebasic2final.dwg
  7. And finally fitted, all lined up pretty nicely, no leaks at flanges, all gasses appear to be going where they should. Butterfly valves yet to be tested.
  8. In the meantime I had been on the hunt for somebody who could weld the boxes up for me. A name came highly recommended and I brought all my bits to him. He made his own jig and welded all the bits together for me. Fast forward a considerable amount of time and this was done, mockup no.1 ready for inspection. Some extra steel was removed from baffle no.3 to aid flow between sections 2 and 3. The sheet I had supplied to wrap the boxes was rolled into shape and tacked. The rhs box and it's skin Soon after that, this was ready, the right hand box ready for a test fit
  9. At this stage I started to see it as a collection of pieces that needed to be made and joined together so I priced up the materials to make them with t304 stainless and it seemed achievable. There were a few issues with making exact copies in t304. I couldn’t get mandrel bends with a small enough radius so had to adjust the design to suit the minimum radius available. Calculations showed that the extra radius would have minimal effect on back pressure (<2mBar difference). I adjusted the baffle plates to suit and sent off my dwg to a company who cut them out for me. I a
  10. The 20b has 2 back boxes with twin outlet pipes on each. The outer pipe on each side has a butterfly valve which is opened by vacuum at high load. I wanted to retain this feature if I could. Upon removing a section from the shell of the box, the box’s complicated guts were revealed. It took a lot of head scratching to figure out the direction of flow and what went where. Each box has 2 internal baffle plates which hold the pipework in place and also divide the box into chambers. The inflow pipe carries gasses through chamber 1 and releases them into chambers 2 and 3. A hole i
  11. The Cosmo is in pretty good condition for a 26 year old car, the only real rust I’ve found so far was in the exhaust back boxes (mufflers if you like). I noticed some blowing a few years ago and got some patches welded on the boxes as an interim solution to get it through testing, I’ve been planning to replace them since and they just got worse over time. They originally had an extra thin layer of steel covering the top with a sheet of asbestos-like padding sandwiched between. I guess this was for sound and heat proofing but any moisture that got in there was trapped and rusted the boxes.
  12. Mine passed nct last Friday with an 18kg bag of dog food in the boot I had forgotten about, they never mentioned it. Not Consistent Testers?
  13. I'm looking for opinions on the various options out there for coil pack upgrades. There are older threads about this but some of the info and links are gone out of date, prices and exchange rates may have changed too. It seems there are 3 main options, Mazda "c", d585 and ign1a. There are lots of ways of buying separate components but for easy comparison I'm looking at full kits including plug leads, brackets and harness adapters if required. Mazda "c" - available in a kit from mrp for about 610 euro inc plugs. mazdarotaryparts d585 - not as easy to find in EU/UK as U
  14. Was surprised to get an eyeful of this in my travels yesterday. After seeing the car I was playing a game of spot the rotorhead, didn't spot any obvious contenders though.
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