My ex-D1SL FC RX7

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Stavros, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. retro-ed

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    Looking wicked Stav.

    When it is done you should come and join the fun at some RDC events.. best fun comp drifting there is.. no qualifying, just names in a hat then battle away :)
     
  2. Stavros

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    Mild update- ECU is fixed- It WAS a problem with the ECU all along, like I said, though took some convincing for them to believe me. It was a software problem, a bizzare setting in the base map. Fuck knows how their earlier 'testing' didn't pick it up. All sorted now, and a mate sorted out the iffy 'new' loom, so all is well.

    Put the GC05As on it too. 9x17 front, 9x18 rear. Rear, despite being effectively -5 (ET20 and 25mm spacer) and a 245 on it, I reckon still needs to go out another 10mm. Also I've totally gone off the BN Sports front bumper.

    Looks decent though.

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    Few more mild bits and bobs to sort and it can actually go back for attempt no2 at mapping so I can actually use the thing...
     
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    What bumper you going for instead
     
  4. Stavros

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    Probably the SexyStyle one which is very similar just more angular. BN one looks too much like a blob for some reason, I liked it last week so maybe my eyes are just going funny lol.
     
  5. Terror Factor

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    every time I see your rx, I feel like I can't settle for anything else -_- what an awesome car!
     
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    I know what you mean ive got bn but can never decide on that or factory s5.
     
  7. adomz

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    Good work Stav, glad they acknowledged the ECU nonsense and you are a happyer bunny now :) Can't wait to see it all finished and tearing up tarmac! :)

    Adam
     
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    Wow great ta see this, had no idea that my favourite fc ever was this side of the world. Love it.
     
  9. Stavros

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    Suppose I better update this as I haven't for ages.
    Been a fucking nightmare, literally every unusual and unexpected problem you can imagine, has happened. No common problems, none at all, all just odd ones.
    So tomorrow it's being mapped, only about 6 months later than expected, so can finally use more than about 1/8 throttle and 2500rpm. Or it blows up before the mapping is over, who knows.

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    This is the gayest, most awesome thing ever. Just spent ages reading it through. Can you let us now how the mapping goes? Fingers crossed everything goes well.
     
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    Holly shit this thing is on the road,the roundabouts wont be the same again round here .what wheels are those you are using
     
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    this may sound like an odd question but back when you were building the white AE86 you had a large, plastic waterjug installed where the back seats used to be, ever since i wondered what the hell it was for? mind sharing as its been driving me nuts? :p

    badass car btw.
     
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    awesome to see it alive again. Wheels look bad ass.

    Lots of videos when mapped please!
     
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    Any news on the mapping Stav? fingers crossed.
     
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    Well, unsurprisingly considering the fucking bizarre nightmare of unusual problems this car has been, mapping today could've went better, and the car is still far from done.

    Good points-

    1- It sounds fucking INSANE, I really mean it too, like a flippin, I dunno, not like any normal V8 at all, like some kind of LeMans car, proper proper angry, and sounds like it's got anti-lag on the overrun with pops n bangs, flames too.

    2- It didn't blow up despite being raped on the rollers all day.

    3- It maxed out the stock 1UZ injectors by 6.5k, so it must be making ok power (so much for them being good for 400bhp?! As I doubt it made near that...).

    4- It now drives 1000 times better than it's been so far, and a mild touch of the throttle in 1st in the dry and 275wide Yoko semi-slicks spin.

    Shit points-

    1- It maxed out the injectors, so need to buy bigger ones.

    2- Something, crank trigger wheel it seems, is stopping it going past about 6700, it's like it's hitting a horrible rev limiter- It's probably got about 2000rpm to go. So needs a new one making. This is fully gay as a LOT of effort was put in to making this correct, and we was told to do it this more complex way (for some bizarre reason I can no longer remember), and that's the main reason it's wrong. Mapper could see no reason it wasn't done the simple way either.

    3- The plug leads are shit and don't fit properly- I knew they didn't at plug end, but don't properly at coil end either. Wish I went coil on plug now.

    4- The wiring is a bit iffy and plugs keep randomly unpinning themselves. I knew this already tbf. Pissed off though.

    5- The throttle doesn't return fast enough, sticks now n again, n the throttles aren't quite sync'ing. This should be a fairly easy fix.

    6- It's STILL not fixed and today cost me another fucking £400 quid.

    So yeah, err, gay. Pretty fully gay. Won't bother going to RetroRides this weekend in it then- Only wanted to to smoke up the hillclimb.

    My mate filmed a couple of the runs on his iPhone, I've not seen the vids yet, but going by the insane amount of noise it makes, I doubt if they mic picked it up anyhow.
     
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    Awesome car Stav good to see it running, is that the shell garage on the Gloucester road?
     
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    Yes mate, that's the one
     
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    Nice, finally some updates! Hope you have a bit more luck in the future though. You should be getting close to the end, hold on! :D
     
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