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#161 jef

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:07 AM

thanks guys,

just home at this ungodly hour and up again in 2.5 for work, ouch

but had to get it asap lol.

put down about the 450miles home trip there, with the benefit of empty roads , bar all the roadworks and average speed cameras, but it really has surpassed all my expectations.
ive been without power for soo long and thisll no doubt have an impact on how i veiw it - but that doest matter just now.

initially had to get used to driving it, fiddling with bits and bobs just eating up the miles, once i felt comfortable i used it abit, just from 69.8mph in 6th. i though the cluth was fcked, as i heard the turbo spooling for a while before much happened. so had to back off, listen for noises, check for smoke, and gauges ect. then try again lol. this time held it, i never put foot right down, more of a progressive but still quick acceleration, and in6th at that speed its just over 2.5k rpm, so now its going to be laggy. but it pulled this time, and just got harder and harder - the power is relentless. when people use the term "like a train" this is exactly whats it like its incrediable, all the way up to 69.9mhp ;).

so had a wee play up the road amusing myself, saw a shell and just popped in to top up v-power. and check oil ect. came out and in that funny forecourt like it looks absolutley stunning, yes there are blemishes, but my rose tinted specs didnt notice any of them lol. popped th bonnet and checked oil -all good. but the engine bay is really stunning for me. i just looked at it for a few minutes and didnt want to shut it away haha.

ofcourse its not on a par with lots of the forum guys in certain aspects - but this is MINE lol - and its a fcking dream, couldnt be happier.

anyway back onto mway - had a abit of a blast on slip road opening it up in 2nd, and 3rd and a tiny bit of fourth, and i was beaming like i just lost my virginity haha, there is lag - but ive never felt boost come in so hard, and thats what i wanted from this build. so next services off again and right back onto slip road for more of the same. im lucky if it kissed 5.5k rpm.

next its cut off for home, a few miles of some twisties, roundabouts ect, so have more confidence in me and the car, used it a bit more. not another car to be see, up to 6k rpm in 2nd and3rd and it honestly feels like its trying to take off!! the wastgate sounds like its talking to me lol. but coming off a roundabout in 2nd had to back off, it felt like the wheels were just spinning and i wasnt going to be in contol much longer. in anything but absolute optimum conditions, its too powerful (hypothetically obviously). in even mild damp the boost is too hard to use AND I FOOKING LOVLE IT!! lol.

for the guys running around 600bhp or even more, i just cant imagine how quick your cars are!!

more tomorow when ive had a chance to dream about it.

im at work tomorow until 8pm and fri again so pics will be hard, but ill try get some done. and for those interested i/cpipework from turbo is as it was on i think the last set of pics, sharpish bend, then kindof under headlamp, but towrds centre into i/c. the i/c is weak link at the moment, think it struggled to keep temps down when mapping - but thats for winter after ive had a shot of it.

cant wait to get along to some events now - no laughing mind, only ever done 1 1/4 mile run and it blew a boost hose off during that

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#162 braveheart

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:23 AM

Well you sound a happy customer Jeff well done to the engine builder and tuner, you will get some demons when building powered cars just the nature of the beast hopefully everything is a simple fix.. great wee write up also sounded a buzz driving up the road to gods country, glad its all turned out well for you, I would say get use to driving 400+ horses and hopefully see you about.. :Scottish-flag:

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#163 fai 17

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:31 AM

The epic journey home.

Great write up and you had a blast too lol

Get some pics up when you can.

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#164 paul555sti

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:09 AM

Nice write up jef! Good to hear your happy with it and I look forward to seeing it in action this year.
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#165 jef

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

cheers guys

ill do my best to get along to as many as, possible.

please introduce yourself as i know no-body lol

took some pics on mrs phone to post, but pc neing weird and im struggling to transfer them onto it?

not the best pics was just a few quick ones.


if anyone can be arsed i can send via text to someone to try, pm mobile number, bak accont etails, pins ect lol? no hassle if cant just n offchance.

out again tonight with mrs and wee boy, hes subaru daft at 4 y.o and loves it lol, mrs not so much ;)

still elated, but proper tired now. try respond with some points tomorw - 5 hours to work now lol

cheers again people

p.s i just cant comprehend how quick you guys with the monster power builds, could be. im struggling with grip a fair bit, lol..

feel free to take me on a 1/4 mile run in any if you want haha.
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#166 jef

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

just add, i can see this being quite a difficult car to learn on how to drive on a track, even with holding back

with all the bends the boost being as it is, ill need to be thinking 2 turns ahead to make sure im in right gear.

how have guys with experience got on there, you just have it constantly high revs?

also how many laps of spritied driving, would be considered safe, i know long periods of high revs can result in increased risk of any damage.

bear in mind ill realistically only be using 80% of the car, as i dont want to kill it. i find it hard to constantly wring an engine - id make a proper sh*te competitive driver, ive far too much mechanical sympothy lol.

anyway my mrs got me some track tuition for christmas that ill need to use soon, in my own car
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#167 fai 17

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:50 AM

Track tuition will be a good start.

Just enjoy it as its intended for.
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#168 jef

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

few quick shots i got

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more when i get them
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#169 braveheart

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 04:46 AM

The engine pics look great, I would recommend if your using it for track here's a wee check list I use I'm sure folk can add what i miss..in no particular order just off the top of my head.

1. Check all fluid levels.
2. Check Tyre Pressure and a decent set of tyres, Tyre pressure gauge when at the track.
3. Check Brake pads and disks.
4. Bring spare oil with you.
5. Bring plenty of fuel lol.
6. Bring your own helmet if you have one you can normally hire these at most tracks I'm not keen in putting my suede in some ones eles sweaty helmet.
7. Bring a pack lunch as its day light robbery at some track's for food.
8. leave the wife you will enjoy it more ha ha
9. Ensure you have a fire extinguisher handy and tied down.
10. Empty your boot and inside the interior you don't want any flying object's in the car when driving at speed and cornering.. I smashed my take that CD lol
11. Ensure you have a few warm up laps get to know the track and learn what gear and braking distanceyou need to be for cornering and hairpins again some tracks have cones for breaking distance.. a must.
12. Ensure you learn the rules of the track especially for overtaking which I forgot about, as was too exited and got flagged my first track session got carried away..and stopped the session ooops..
13. I would only run the car hard 3 laps maximum then come off that's what I do.
14. When in the pit check all fluid levels open bonnett and air the engine and try and stop smileing i bet you cant..
15. Check tyre pressure tyres should be warmer, increase or decrease air if needed tyres may be too soft or too hard.

Just a few tip hope this helps and the track tuition is worth the money I have done it a few times. And enjoyed it everytime.

Go and enjoy your self..
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#170 fai 17

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:39 AM

Nice jet and even nicer post from Chris
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#171 monsterenergy

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:21 AM

The engine pics look great, I would recommend if your using it for track here's a wee check list I use I'm sure folk can add what i miss..


Thanks for the list Mr Braveheart.

I have vouchers for tuition in my own car at Knockhill so will be using the list for advice!

And Jef - Hope ye enjoy yer car... I like the project threads on here and looking at the pictures as it all comes together, even if I have no intention of doing the work to my car or the car is a different model!

I want one of those front tower braces though - I'm beginning to sway more towards doing upgrades on the hatch!
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#172 phil mc

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

Take some chocks or something to wedge your tyres with, because you should leave the brakes off whilst cooling down between track sessions.

Nice build thread :thumbup: .
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#173 jef

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:18 PM

cheersforall the pointers, comments ect.

i like the list, its all common snmese things, but in the excitrment of the day quite likley to forget something along the line.

fuel was an issue, is it common practice to take a couple jerry cans then.

and dont worry, my celine dion cds will be carefully stored in the glove box lol.

and i was thinking 3-5 hard laps then off for a cool down?ive not used the brakes in anger so will need to play by ear as to how they perform through the day.

let people know when get date sorted, and few other pics et along the way

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