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    Just thought i would post this up. Maybe some have allready seen it. Great work carried out.
    http://www.turbonutter.net/

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    Some cracking work going on there, and brilliant quality too. Mind you, you have to question the sanity of someone who wants that much power in a Stratos replica. After all they aren't renowned for their forgiving handling are they?
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    Sanity???
    The turbonutter name should give you a clue - but to be honest I had a stratos years ago with 400-450BHP, so this one just had to have that little bit more & the paint job goes with the "slightly crazy" engine...

    Yes the stratos con be a handfull, but this one will be one fun drive, just need to avoid wet roads....

    as well as the www.turbonutter.net site, there are a couple of threads...

    On piston heads
    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...20for%20500BHP

    & on alfa bb
    http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/engi...s-replica.html

    The threads are quite long, as the project has been around for a while - but hope to get it finished for the summer

    Cheers
    Neil

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    A little bit of insanity is definitely a good thing. If you weren't mad enough to build it, we wouldn't have the chance to drool over it.

    Good luck in getting it finished in time for summer.
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    Neil, we meet again on another forum !!! Great work being done and very enjoyable reading.

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    The engine is together now.....

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    Looking great!

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    Excellent Neil. Really coming together now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by magooagain View Post
    Excellent Neil. Really coming together now.
    The engine is together now, but not in the car, also fitted brakes & brake lines, radiator and all cooling pipes.

    More Photos on my site and in the other threads i have
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    I had the engine running on thursday, see video on my site, sounds great in real life, but audio is poor on the video.

    Next step it a trip to the rolling road on wednesday.

    Cheers
    Neil
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    Last edited by turbonutter; 13-05-12 at 12:57.

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    Sounding much better by the third start. Good luck at the rolling road. Is it going to be for an initial map or something more powerful?
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    The car is there for a few days, for a base map & some bedding in of the new engine it wont be for full power until i have run the engine in, Having said that there is a 1bar spring in the waste gate, so minimum power will be???

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    So the running in of the engine won't be too painful then!
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    Changed my Mind - Got them to run the engine in on the dyno - base map and then bedded in on the dyno, then power run - the lower line is on wastegate spring pressure, the second at 1.25 bar. 450 at the wheels, so 505 at the flywheel allowing a 12% transmission loss

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    And how much does the car weigh again?

    Looks like it got that good old-fashioned turbo punch at 3500rpm, should make for an interesting drive to say the least.

    For your insanity, I salute you sir.
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    Slightly more on the last run, still well within what the turbo could give, so more is there if I would like....

    475HP & 498lb/ft at the wheels

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    So whats it like to drive now? Should be nice enough with the way it delivers all that torque.
    Wet roundabouts should be interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    So whats it like to drive now? Should be nice enough with the way it delivers all that torque.
    Wet roundabouts should be interesting.
    I Wish I Knew, Still have some things to finish off before I can Get the MOT Sorted.... I did give it a quick blast down our street though & It seems to have plenty of GO

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    So it will be road ready for the summer then. Just in time for the heat soak from the engine to to roast you gently.
    I'm assuming there was no room to keep the air-con.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    So it will be road ready for the summer then. Just in time for the heat soak from the engine to to roast you gently.
    I'm assuming there was no room to keep the air-con.
    Should be on the road soon....., No there was just no way to fit anymore radiators at the front, so no air con

    on an up note here is the latest video

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq6KfcXhVZY"]STRATOS TURBO ENGINE RUNNING - YouTube[/ame]

    Cheers
    Last edited by Steve Webb; 25-05-12 at 12:51. Reason: To add live Youtube link

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    No wonder you have got a big grin on your face!

    Sounds more like a sportsbike than a V6 in that video.
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    I won't be crossing the road behind you!

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    I wouldn't worry about your shins Jack, with that much power hes going to be half a mile down the road before you've stepped off the curb.
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    Well turns out you will need to look out for flying bits of gearbox if I drive past you, It only took me 70 miles to reduce 4th gear to toothless coggs


    A few days saw the box rebuilt and a good few more miles under the belt, but I need to find a permenant solution when I get back from work in september...

    At the moment that is looking like a Bacci Sequential box, but I need to save for that one......

    While it was working I managed to fit in a Photo shoot with PPC and They also have a tyre smoking 0-60... unfortunately they wont let me have the photos or video until after the magazine is out. The article will be in septembers Practical Performance Car.

    Preformance wise according to my Stack Tacho, the car has done a best 0-60 time of 3.65 seconds, so its pretty quick

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    That could get pretty expensive if you need a gearbox rebuild every 70 miles or so. But was that 70 miles of standing starts and acceleration runs?
    That 0-60 time is pretty damn impressive. You happy with it or do you think (maybe with a new gearbox) you'll be able to go faster.

    Did you manage to explore the handling at all in those 70 miles?
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