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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    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?
    That was 70 miles of normal driving... not even much full throttle time I think the box got weakened on the rolling road, as it was new and maybe not bedded in propperly or for long enough before having full power applied.

    The second set of gears have done 350miles and that included half a dozen or so standing starts......

    Having only done a couple of runs on full boost, I would think on a decent surface that there could be an improvement, I now have a goal of 3.5secs.. even if I dont make it any quicker I am very happy with the performance as is.....

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    I Have been looking into sequential boxes for my car, ones that will handle the torque & so Far have found 3 that will cope:
    Bacci have said they can make a strong version of their Rc111 Gearbox, Saenz have also said that they can supply a suitable box & Maktrak make a box, although this one will need an adaptor to make it fit.

    So three possible options, but all are pretty damn expensive

    Meanwhile the car will be in PPC next month

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    I can imagine that beefed up sequential boxes aren't the cheapest of things to get hold of.

    Anyone know where you can get hold of a copy of PPC in France?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    I can imagine that beefed up sequential boxes aren't the cheapest of things to get hold of.

    Anyone know where you can get hold of a copy of PPC in France?
    I asked the editor & he said that the mag is only sold in english speaking countries... However I bought a copy in Belgium last week from an international magazine shop.
    Of course you can get a subscription sent to france, but I guess you only want the one magazine!

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    Actually I quite like PPC as a magazine, this might be the push I need to order a subscription.
    Someone last year brought over a whole load of of back issues, the quirky selection of cars got me hooked.
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    Its the only Magazine I subscribe to, has some good stuff in it!

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    thats a heck of a car nutter, top man! ... any idea when the mag goes on sale?
    a drive no longer full of alfa`s !!
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    PPC is on sale the last thursday of the month, so should be out august the 30th

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    Thanks for the update, time to get my subscription sorted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    Thanks for the update, time to get my subscription sorted.
    If you didnt manage the subscription, these guys will send you a single copy

    http://www.newsstand.co.uk/181-Kit-a...scription.aspx

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    Parents are coming over on the 31st, so I've instructed them to pick me up a copy.
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    Someone posted me a shot of the cover on piston heads
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    Well the good news is that the parents arrived with a copy of PPC, the bad news is that its the August edition.
    Subscription is now in place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    Well the good news is that the parents arrived with a copy of PPC, the bad news is that its the August edition.
    Subscription is now in place!
    OOPS!

    Not to worry I have permission to post the article on my website once the next issue is out, so next weekend.

    cheers

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    Not a problem for me, I got sent the correct copy when my parents got home. Good article.
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    For those that havent seen the magazine , I have a copy of the "Stratos Fear" article on my website.

    http://www.turbonutter.net/ppc-article

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    That car is a mixture of genius and lunacy. Perfect
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    That car is a mixture of genius and lunacy. Perfect

    We the car is finally back on the road, with a new gearbox - in the end the budget didnt stretch to a sequential race box, so I have a Toota E153 box from the MR2 Turbo....

    Its done 100miles so far and no issues, so the conversion went well... The last few miles i wound the boost up to full & its quick!

    see below 0-60 in 3.4 seconds

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pMwC6JMPdU"]2nd Gear Start[/ame]

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    That is mental. Love it! Top work

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    Great work, great results. Enjoy ithe car as much as you can, life's short. Congrats!

    Cris
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    [IMG][/IMG]

    Here is a video of it on the Dyno at AET MOTORSPORT With 492 WHP

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    2 things.

    Firstly that thing is awesome.

    Secondly, boy have rolling roads changed since I last went to one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Webb View Post
    2 things.

    Firstly that thing is awesome.

    Secondly, boy have rolling roads changed since I last went to one.
    Cheers

    I believe the correct term for this type of system is a hub dyno. Much safer than a traditional rolling road as there is no chance of the car falling off! Also no tyre slip, so more accurate? it isnt possible to do a coast down to work out the transmission losses though, so flywheel figures need to be estimated. Its wheel horsepower that counts anyway, so its not a big deal. There is also no tyre wear!
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    I have finally had the car on track - Blyton Park Yesterday...

    Had a great day testing out the car

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    IMG_6206 Modified.jpg

    Video Here:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g83-lEX324o"]stratos at blyton - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=557cRQ2d4oQ"]Blyton Park Spin - YouTube[/ame]

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    Well Its been a while since i posted here - Over a year and most of that year the car has been in pieces & actually still is ...

    A track day in August ended with a blown head gasket caused by detonation grr Possibly due to insufficient coolant flow, but more likely due to the mapping...

    piston 1.jpg

    It wasnt bad Det, but wrecked a couple of pistons, so not a cheap rebuild. There were a few other modifications that I had on my list, so it was decided to do those first.

    So the New Larger Fuel Tank is installed,

    New Tank Installed.jpg

    I have fabricated a new gear lever, as the MR2 one was not very good,

    P7080007.jpg

    P7080003.jpg

    the Craig Davis pumps have been Binned & a nice Stewart components pump installed, along with fitting back the mechanical pump and fitting a remote thermostat at the front.

    cooling.jpg

    I have also for various reasons removed the Haltech ECU and am fitting an AEM Infinity 8 ECU which has much better logging than the Haltech, more inputs, has dual Lambda & knock control, as well as onboard traction control..

    The engine has now been Rebuilt, with new pistons and once I am home from work next month the plan is to get it mapped.....

    new pistons 1.jpg

    The liners have been o-ringed not to try and hold the det, but just to help the gasket seal.

    O-ring.jpg

    I have also gone back to COP ignition, but Using VAG coils, as I cant fit the Alfa ones due to the charge cooler & re-located plenum..

    coils installed.jpg

    So quite a lot has been happening - looking forward to getting it back on the road again
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