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    Take it easy Cal, you just lost 10kph there, an you are never not getting it back
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guido View Post
    Nice shot that! I didn't think you boys were allowed to run 8" wheels??
    They forgot to tell me.
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    Nice vid from Bathurst. You runnin open exhausts?

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    Thanks Wayne. Long time no hear. Nah the black car just has an offensively loud straight through with a small muffler. Mine is much quieter.
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    yeah, must try to keep in touch a bit more.

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    Indeed, you still on the same email?
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    Yep

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    Cal, car looks fantastic mate....those 6ULs were a good buy.

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    Ahhh that's who you are. Thanks mate.
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    A particularly talented photographer Marcel Stawiczny http://www.flickr.com/photos/marsta took this shot at Lakeside in June, so I thought I'd post it here. It is a significant image to me, as the guy behind has been my closest competitor over the last few years and he has now sold the car. So it was our last race together.

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    I was expecting it to be Neil's green one when i read that...

    You picked the right colour for sure mate, it always looks great in photos...

    BTW - Did Neil sell his yet ? I saw the price drop on my105 ? It's very tempting at the new price, if still for sale i'm surprised it hasn't gone ?
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    looks awesome in that pic Cal! what tyres are you running?

    I'm moving up to Brisbane in September you'll have to invite me around for a look at this thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoy View Post
    I was expecting it to be Neil's green one when i read that...

    You picked the right colour for sure mate, it always looks great in photos...

    BTW - Did Neil sell his yet ? I saw the price drop on my105 ? It's very tempting at the new price, if still for sale i'm surprised it hasn't gone ?
    Pity every time I bend something we need to paint 1/2 the car. Damn metallic!

    He sold it this week mate. Delivers it on Saturday morning.

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    looks awesome in that pic Cal! what tyres are you running?

    I'm moving up to Brisbane in September you'll have to invite me around for a look at this thing....
    Toyo R888's

    Yeah mate, of course.
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    Dam Cal - after reading this thread (and the other race car for 25k thread) I've got my heart set on an mx5 now!!

    Pitty its hard to sell skylines in this market d'oh!!!
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    works for me as the first few years of monthly pay was hookers and coke for the first week, then 3 weeks of jerking off and water...

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    Give me a yell if you end up wanting to buy a car mate, I know of most of the cars in the country for sale at any one time.
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    Question,
    With the 1.6 or 1.8 what class would you be in for sprints?
    Im in the svd with my failboat and Im up against GTR's, EVO's, sti's etc etc and I have no chance! I have fun - but still! heheh

    Is there much of a different between the 1.6 and 1.8 with performance if you do the same bolt on mods?

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    Sorry I have no idea about sprint classes.

    Not exactly sure, but in full race trim I'd say you'd come up about 30hp shy with a 1600.
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    Well done man, thanks for this link and good to see a project done and being used !

    If you have tried others - what in your opinion are the best value R compound tyres ? keeping in mind lifespan vs dollars. You still running Toyo R888's ?
    I will be slightly smaller at 195/50x15.

    See you at Lakeside soon.

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    Thanks Dillon.

    I have pretty much always used R888's. A lot of the blokes I race with have tried Dunlops, Khumos & all manner of other stuff. They all seem to return to the R888's due to the value you get out of them. There is little difference in grip from when they are new to when they have no tread at all.

    Two from FOSC Bathurst last Easter that I never posted.


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    Thanks for your advice on everything Cal!

    I might have to start a new thread for my mx5

    Just need to learn how to drive these mx5's fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_weevil View Post
    Question,
    With the 1.6 or 1.8 what class would you be in for sprints?
    Im in the svd with my failboat and Im up against GTR's, EVO's, sti's etc etc and I have no chance! I have fun - but still! heheh

    Is there much of a different between the 1.6 and 1.8 with performance if you do the same bolt on mods?

    Cheers Cal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_weevil View Post
    Thanks for your advice on everything Cal!

    I might have to start a new thread for my mx5

    Just need to learn how to drive these mx5's fast!
    Anytime mate.

    Looks like you are doing fine to me mate. Paul is a pretty good steerer and you got within 2 seconds of his time at Oran Park GP first time out.

    You coming to the 1st ever MX5 Nationals at Morgan Park in June? I think you should.
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    Dont think I can get the time off work which is a shame I'll see what I can do though, is it a weekend event?

    Any links?

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    It's on June 5th - 7th. The Friday is just a practice day though. The 8th is a public holiday for you to drive home. Have you met Chris Gough from MX5 Racing in Newcastle yet? If not PM your email address to me and I'll get you on the NSW emailing list so you know when all the events are on.
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    that lakeside video from 2008 was nice. one of the first incar track vids ive seen that captured a real feeling of speed

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    Chris has been in touch with me when I first signed up!
    On the mailling list now!

    Sweet, so its a long weekend! Keen now!!!
    But what license do I need?
    I only have an L2S!
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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_weevil View Post
    I only have an L2S!
    That will be fine if you just want to do regularity, but to race you'd need to upgrade to a PC. You just need to get a medical and fork out your $350. http://www.cams.com.au/content.asp?P...s&ObjectID=301
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    Just returned from FOSC Bathurst for the 2nd time. Was a great weekend apart from the weather being crap. Took nearly 2 seconds off my PB from last year, with virtually no changes in the car from last year. Best was a 2.46.94 A couple of shots are starting to surface.

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    Last edited by Cal; 17-04-09 at 10:59 AM.
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    Great result!
    2 seconds is a top effort!
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    Any more meetings coming up soon Cal ?
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