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I need a trailer to take a Mazda RX8 down to Portsmouth to have a reconditioned engine fitted.

Happy to pay. 

Ill be towing using a Discovery Sport (M6, M42, M40, A34, M27, M275.)

Out day 1, engine removal and fitting days 2 and 3, return day 4.

Ive tried all the usual suspects, no one. I can get it transported at extortionate cost. 

Mazda not driveable as rotor tips have worn out.

 

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Would it not be more cost effective to have the new motor shipped here?

Or are all the garages over here really that useless to fit it?

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It’s going to an RX8 specialist. I’m not sure there’s anyone here who can deal with rotary Wankel cycle engines. They give a trade in on the engine they remove so I’d have to ship the old engine down and the new one up.

Im flexible on sailings. Including trailer 300 return

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45 minutes ago, finlo said:

Would it not be more cost effective to have the new motor shipped here?

Or are all the garages over here really that useless to fit it?

Even with the exchange engine being returned, it must be cheaper sending an engine each way. Fitting should not be that expensive surely.?

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If you must use a trailer, then I would ask around in rally circles. Got to be a winner.

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 Silly question I know, do you have the correct licence for towing? (you'll be surprised how many people don't) I only know of ropey farm trailers, although there was a car trailer for sale recently.

EDIT : Just checked and the car/plant trailer I was thinking of has sold (it was £300!) 

Only other thing I can see for sale is this https://www.manx.net/classifieds/Motors/advert/889353/triple-axle-18ft-flat-bed-trailer

I would say buy it and flog it when you get back but I don't think you'd get 2k easily other than if someone really wants one, I'd be asking either stock car lads or the ones who do drift days/track days at jurby.

Edited by Annoymouse

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19 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Even with the exchange engine being returned, it must be cheaper sending an engine each way. Fitting should not be that expensive surely.?

It’s the rotary engine set up, etc. Don’t think there’s anyone here I’d trust.

Its not my car. But my understanding is that anyone with serious interest in RX8’s get the engines dealt with away.

In addition the car interior is stuffed full of add ons, that are to be fitted at the same time.

I am taking it to Portsmouth. So I want to borrow the trailer. I don’t want a botched job here

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1 minute ago, John Wright said:

It’s the rotary engine set up, etc. Don’t think there’s anyone here I’d trust.

Its not my car. But my understanding is that anyone with serious interest in RX8’s get the engines dealt with away.

In addition the car interior is stuffed full of add ons, that are to be fitted at the same time.

I am taking it to Portsmouth. So I want to borrow the trailer. I don’t want a botched job here

Ok. I thought it was just a straight swap :thumbsup:

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21 minutes ago, Annoymouse said:

 Silly question I know, do you have the correct licence for towing? (you'll be surprised how many people don't)

I'd be asking either stock car lads or the ones who do drift days/track days at jurby.

Yes, given when I passed my test I’ve grandfather rights to drive up to 7.5 tonnes. My motorhome was 4.5. Had a car trailer then, for a Smart, later a Fiat 500. Then got them fitted with an A frame to make the rig shorter.

Not interested in buying a trailer.

 

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Default option might be to hire trailer in UK. Bring it over here on return tripp, pick car up, transport and fix car and drop trailer back in UK. 2 drivers to bring both cars back to island?

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Try giving Brian Cartmell (sp) a ring. He had a trailer that would suit you .

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Sorry can't help with the trailer. My suitable  Ifor W lives and is registered/insured abroad. 

Just interested in your A frame though. Do your towed car brakes work when being A framed?

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6 hours ago, ballaughbiker said:

Sorry can't help with the trailer. My suitable  Ifor W lives and is registered/insured abroad. 

Just interested in your A frame though. Do your towed car brakes work when being A framed?

Yes, they were braked.

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6 hours ago, ballaughbiker said:

 

Just interested in your A frame though. Do your towed car brakes work when being A framed?

doesn't matter.....a-frame is only to be used to the nearest safe place........ hardly see it in the uk now........mate of mine got a big fine........

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