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    Some really good pics there and that really highlighted to me the poise and balance of these cars.
    Jeez that looks like fun just ringing the piss out of that little donk on a big race track.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoy View Post
    Any more meetings coming up soon Cal ?
    We are having the first ever MX5 nationals at Morgan Park over the Queen's B'day long weekend. Should be a blast. We are expecting 45+ race cars and also regularity. We are running 2 x 8 lap, 4 x 10 lap + 2 x 12 lap races over 2 days.

    After that I'll be doing the FOSC meeting on the Oran Park GP circuit on the 25th & 26th of July. Probably the last chace to race on that magnificent track.

    Quote Originally Posted by xwgasaxe View Post
    Some really good pics there and that really highlighted to me the poise and balance of these cars.
    Jeez that looks like fun just ringing the piss out of that little donk on a big race track.
    They go alright in a straight line too. One of the guys I race with took his car to the drags the other week for a laugh. It's got exactly the same specs as mine and he'd never been on a drag strip before....ran a 13.6 on his first go.
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    I just received Nafe's awesome images from FOSC Bathurst. Here are a few favourites.













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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    I just received Nafe's awesome images from FOSC Bathurst. Here are a few favourites.


    Almost looks fast there mate :P
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    At least it didn't just hit a massive rock and catch fire.
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    That must be one fast (black) Healey!
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    Looking at qualifying that would have got him there for that first race, it looks like he was about 9 seconds slower. Pretty impressive for a 1955 100/4 no doubt. He is in class 2B though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    At least it didn't just hit a massive rock and catch fire.
    Whatever Captain Shiny-Tyres :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post
    Looking at qualifying that would have got him there for that first race, it looks like he was about 9 seconds slower. Pretty impressive for a 1955 100/4 no doubt. He is in class 2B though.
    Definitely.
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    Hey Cal,
    Just out of interest, what ecu would you recommend for my mx5?
    and what radiator do you have?
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    I use a Haltech E8.

    PWR alloy radiator. One of the best mods I ever made to the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cal View Post

    PWR alloy radiator. One of the best mods I ever made to the car.
    Just out of curiosity, why do you say that ?

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    Because it used to overheat if sitting too close to the car in front, if it was 35 degrees outside, if it decided to ect. Firstly I wasted money fitting the thicker factory radiator from an automatic. That cooled things down slightly. Once I fitted the PWR I was even able to ditch the oil cooler. It's never got close to hot ever again.
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    I had similar results with my rx7 replacement in the S7...PWR make some very good off the shelf radiators.
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    Nice photos mate. Hopefully I'll have some similar ones this time next year

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    I haven't been racing my car much this year. I've been driving Tony Bonanno's 2B turbo in the Prod Sports 1hr series. Here is a shot I took of the car in the pits at Eastern Creek. Do any of you photoshop gurus know how to clean up the colours? It was shot on film and scanned.

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    Yep, noticed your car for sale on cartalk. Pity for me its so expensive (read: good).

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    I mean, nope I don't know how to clean up the colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stb View Post
    Yep, noticed your car for sale on cartalk. Pity for me its so expensive (read: good).
    It's not really for sale. I found a turbo I thought about buying and thought I'd go fishing for a buyer. If I got my money I would have sold it, but nobody is buying race cars at the minute. I will pull the ad soon.
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    Yours is a bloody nice car Cal - what sort of dollars are you chasing ?

    It'd have to be one of the sweetest 2F cars out there surely ?
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    Cheers Paul. I put $25K on it. Tony B sold his 2F car recently for that price. It had pretty much the same gear as mine and was also an Australian delivered road registered car. That was attractive to the guy who bought it.
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    It makes sense having them regoed i guess ? 25k isn't unreasonable given the bang for buck...

    So the lure of a turbo car is getting stronger i take it ?
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    I made the offer over the weekend and we will seal the deal today.
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    So you're doing a deal on the turbo car today?

    Who's is it, Brians, Raddatzs, Whitakers?

    Hope you got a good contact for gearboxes, I think Tony's out of them

    Have you sold your car? Had any enquireis?

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    It's now done. Brian's car. Tony and I went halves. I'll be keeping mine now.
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    Good stuff.

    Never really had a good look at Brians car when it was up here, but it seemed to go ok

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    Can't afford this and the turbo. For sale: http://www.performanceforums.com/for...php?t=67246611
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    Awesome read Cal - I've really enjoyed trolling through the last 4 pages of your progression.

    You have inspired my thinking to look into an MX5 instead of AE86 for my track hack to build (even if they are gayer than aids - read that in here somewhere) I'm not looking to race at the level you are - just a weekend occasional bash
    It would be strange for me to own one however - the wife had one for a few years and I've always associated them as a womans car I remember it being well balanced - just gutless (hers was stock 1.6). I took it to Mt Cotton a few times.

    So realistically what is the bare minimum spec to go sprint racing to start with - and Gatton/Leyburn etc? To be half decent?

    I'm guessing in order:

    Wheels and Tyres
    Coilovers
    Brakes
    Swaybars
    Exhaust
    rebuilt motor - but to what spec and level?
    Aftermarket ECU and hardware to match
    cage
    coolers

    Anything else?

    And the how long is a piece of string - $$ for each?

    I plan to be a slow project for me and am looking to buy a straight road car and have a play at a few sprint days then take it off the road and strip it in the shed and have the above done in stages. I want it to stay regoed

    Its obviously better to find a 1.8ltr to start with? Any hints, or known examples?

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    1.8's have the bigger brakes but can do a conversion for 1.6's easy

    if you buy a 1.6L say anywhere from 6k - put in a bonds roll bar or something, suspension (up to 2k for ok coilovers or springs and shocks and 4k for really good coilovers)

    get the 1.8L brakes

    exhaust and intake will set you back say maybe 1500

    seat a few houndred and harness

    lots of stuff out there second hand and on ebay!

    that would be a fun car for track days, however to be at the pointy end of supersprints you'd need cams, ECU and maybe some headwork - even a good rebuild - would cost anywhere from 5k to 10k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evil_weevil View Post
    up to 2k for ok coilovers or springs and shocks and 4k for good coilovers
    Fixed.
    Really good shocks are in the $1500 a corner up bracket...
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