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matt447
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Bit of an update: Track-Group have taken off the head, the bottom end is in very good shape and they’ve spent time cleaning (hot wash and mild vapour blasting) the head and porting it a little… it’s getting reassembled and engine dyno-tuned next week. In the meantime, the gearbox is being rebuilt with the KAAZ gearset and Quaife ATB LSD… Super -exciting stuff!!

Here’s a couple of pics…

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You are certainly dedicated to the NA cause!
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matt447
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andybond wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 7:46 pm You are certainly dedicated to the NA cause!
Someone has to be, after all! ;)

Besides, I can’t drive this car fast enough around a circuit to need even more power yet…
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Great stuff, I'm looking forward to seeing this play out. Kudos for going a different way, I think you'll end up with a bit of a beast :thumbup:
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Fonzey wrote: Mon May 24, 2021 7:51 am Great stuff, I'm looking forward to seeing this play out. Kudos for going a different way, I think you'll end up with a bit of a beast :thumbup:
Thanks very much mate! Looking forward to playing with you guys on track one day - even if I'm forever moving over for you on the straights ;)
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Just picked up my car today! Had a fairly ‘easy’ drive back in an effort to break things in gently (gearbox and LSD-wise, as the engine has already been run-in on the bench at track-group)…. Have to say though… it feels really naughty! It’s a punchy, zingy motor and it seems to have an explosive top end now - really frantic! I think the gearbox is possibly exaggerating things too - the whole package feels like a boat-load of fun! I’m at Donny in a couple of weeks so I’ll let you know how I go!

Incidentally, it came out as 210bhp on the same bench as @jonnyfox got 231bhp (apparently I’m limited by inlet manifold and throttle body at this point) and this was confirmed on the hub dyno at RRR afterwards - both on very hot days :) At 860KG, 210bhp and close ratio gearbox, it feels like a seriously quick little thing on the road! Will see how that translates to track :)
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Here’s a shot of the engine back in the car with its track-group plaque :)
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Seriously impressed with the attitude and workmanship at track-group :)
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Excellent, glad you've got it turned around so quickly.

Which Donny are you at? Is it the LoT evening session?
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Fonzey wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:12 pm Excellent, glad you've got it turned around so quickly.

Which Donny are you at? Is it the LoT evening session?
Friday 25th, Circuit-days open pit lane day :)
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matt447 wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:28 pm
Fonzey wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:12 pm Excellent, glad you've got it turned around so quickly.

Which Donny are you at? Is it the LoT evening session?
Friday 25th, Circuit-days open pit lane day :)
I'll check my diary :mrgreen:

jk, stupid family trip.
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