James' Race car build

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Re: James' Race car build

Post by marksport » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 pm

Will send an e mail and see if they have any left.
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Re: James' Race car build

Post by richrx » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:03 pm

This is a cool little car . I'm definitely following with interest g-l

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Re: James' Race car build

Post by gt_james » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:54 pm

I didn’t mention, I fitted my carbon Kevlar bucket seat. Chris had a really big seat in it before and it didn’t fit me at all, so that got sold and I put this one in. But I’ve pulled it back out again now haha. I’d like to modify the floor to mount the seat as low as possible, because headroom can be a problem with roll cage tubes and a helmet! Plus the lower the seat the lower the centre of gravity!
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Re: James' Race car build

Post by Hobbawobba » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:19 pm

Didn't even realise you hadn't done a thread hahahah. I still need to come and see it at some point :lol:

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Re: James' Race car build

Post by TOOL » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:02 pm

marksport wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:19 pm
You can still find 5.1 if you go hunting
Very hard to find.

I know where there’s a set and he wants moon beams for it.
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Re: James' Race car build

Post by gt_james » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:13 pm

If I need a shorter final drive than 4.77 then I will switch to a different axle with more widely available ratios like the ford english axle. I don't want to start paying silly money for a mazda 5.1 final drive, I'm told they don't last very long anyway and wear out after just a few races as they're much weaker than the longer ratios, so even if I managed to find one and paid lot for it, after a few races I'd be back to square one looking for parts again. Ford axle parts are available off the shelf in the UK at many places.

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