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Postby elaine » Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:49 pm

Lovely looking car CJ - well wear.
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Postby kevinod » Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:18 pm

Nice looking motors both of you!

I keep saying it but will have to go test piloting one of these days. Think the FTO is safe though.
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Postby mark » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:26 pm

Cool man, i'll be curious to see what you do to it long term. What road tax is it, 1300cc,1800cc?!
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Postby CJ » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:03 am

mark wrote:Cool man, i'll be curious to see what you do to it long term. What road tax is it, 1300cc,1800cc?!


I've no serious mod plans, the idea is to keep it well maintained.

Rax tax is 1700cc i.e. 1800cc.

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Postby mark » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:54 am

Same as RX7, I wonder if we can get it down to 1300?!
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Postby mcgon1979 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:42 pm

mark wrote:Same as RX7, I wonder if we can get it down to 1300?!

you cheeky beggers, don't you think 1.8 tax is fair enough for cars for what you get ;)
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Postby mark » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:45 pm

:lol: NO! It's 1300cc in the UK and times are hard :wink:
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Postby adrian » Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:45 pm

I've no serious mod plans


CJ, have yo ANY mod plans?? Would be interested to hear....
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Postby CJ » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:18 pm

adrian wrote:CJ, have yo ANY mod plans?? Would be interested to hear....


Very minor at the minute, I like the stock look and drive.

Strakes, LED bulbs for indicators / parking lights, car kit, front oil cooler mesh (the stuff that Berno used in his recent facelift facelift). At some point, I'll check the plugs / leads / coil packs, its running well at the minute.

I've an annoying exhaust rattle that I reckon is being caused by loose shielding, I've already secured up the section that I suspected as being the culprit but no joy. Will drop into PN soon to get it up on the ramp and take a proper look.

Same as RX7, I wonder if we can get it down to 1300?!


Its beed done (with a bit of hassle) with some RX-7s. Becuase the 8 is more of a mass market machine, I'd say that reclassification will be a bit more difficult.

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Postby mark » Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:22 pm

There could be a bit of metal in the exhaust if it was an aftermarket one due to the welding etc :?:
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Postby Mustang » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:49 pm

Nice car and well wear CJ.
Seeing as you mention the exhaust....I guess you are familiar with these issues but just in case

Make sure a heat shield has been installed between exhaust pipe and plastic fuel tank (particularly important on independent imports which also means ALL automatics).

Apparently, if the car is stationary for a long time with the revs running high the exhaust ports of the engine can melt, resulting in red hot molten metal shooting into the cat converter, spiking it.
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Postby Bernard » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:51 pm

CJ wrote:(the stuff that Berno used in his recent facelift facelift).


That mesh is becoming popular :wink:
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