Friday, July 29, 2011

6mm JDM Valve stem - shouldn't be hard to find...

Recently bought a pair of Rays Fins - need a bit of a refurb but price was OK and I do like Fins. Only prob was that one was missing it's valve stem. No problem, I'll just buy one of the intawebz I thought. Hmm, OK, this is harder than I thought. The threaded section that bolts into the rim is 6mm in diameter. Standard is 11.3 and 8mm is relatively common for motorbikes - but 6mm is pretty much JDM rims, and 6mm with a long tube (approx 40mm long from rim face) and a slight kink (45 degrees?) is even harder. Just putting this up here so I can point some WTB ads on forums to this and the pic below.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Photos from June Hillclimb

Ran the June SDMA Hillclimb a couple of weeks back - didn't manage a PB but wasn't far off with a time of 49.85 (PB is 49.75). Had a load of fun though and was happy with the results - even though I lost to Joe's turbo AE86.

Some good photos others took of the RX7.

Mat S took the above - a great photo. Just goes to show with skill you can make anything look good.


An action shot taken by Lora I think.

Looking forward to the 2 lap event in August.

No real progress on the Spitfire - some parts purchased, and I've tracked down a spray gun to fish oil the inside of the chassis - so just need to do that and then start on reassembly.