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Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Dammit
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 03:39 PM
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Views: 945
Posted By Dammit
This isn't a Volvo head, btw - it's a Porsche...

This isn't a Volvo head, btw - it's a Porsche M96:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1838/28073504307_24cdd96666_b.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1783/29069764088_88e09110c3_b.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Dammit
Being honest - I don't know, this is for an NA...

Being honest - I don't know, this is for an NA engine that we're turning to 8-8,500 rpm.

Your conjecture makes sense to me though- with a turbo engine you have constant positive pressure, so...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-27-2018, 04:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Dammit
That the Norwegian guy? I can't recall his...

That the Norwegian guy? I can't recall his username if so, could you jog my memory?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Dammit
Yep, that’s what I am talking about.

Yep, that’s what I am talking about.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-26-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Dammit
Modifying intake ports with epoxy, experiences thereof

This is something that is fairly uncontentious when it comes to motorcycle race engines, but does anyone have direct experience of doing it with a road car engine?

Context: we need to build up the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-05-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 739
Views: 179,499
Posted By Dammit
I’d never have thought of a pre-turbo waste-gate....

I’d never have thought of a pre-turbo waste-gate. Cunning.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 599,576
Posted By Dammit
My old 850R had circa 370 bhp from it's 2.3, the...

My old 850R had circa 370 bhp from it's 2.3, the car I've replaced it with has essentially identical horsepower but from a 5.4 litre V8, what is interesting is that fuel consumption for the V8 is...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 42,973
Posted By Dammit
Would this car be legal in California? This isn't...

Would this car be legal in California? This isn't a wholly academic question, but one motivated by a degree of self interest (cf. the vulture query earlier in this thread).
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 75,426
Posted By Dammit
Vimeo?

Vimeo?
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 04:02 PM
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Views: 75,426
Posted By Dammit
That looks great.

That looks great.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-29-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,045
Posted By Dammit
Entire engine and transmission from a C63.

Entire engine and transmission from a C63.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 42,973
Posted By Dammit
Not wishing to sound too much the vulture, but...

Not wishing to sound too much the vulture, but that had occurred to me, also.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-15-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 105,803
Posted By Dammit
The return of Hackster has repaid my decision to...

The return of Hackster has repaid my decision to open TB again for the first time in two years.
Forum: projects & restorations 11-03-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,147
Posted By Dammit
Seat idea is genius.

Seat idea is genius.
Forum: showroom 10-23-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5615/29886626734_ddf...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5615/29886626734_ddf3f6acee_b.jpg
Forum: showroom 10-22-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Some before and after: ...

Some before and after:

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Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,943
Posted By Dammit
This is on my way home, it's slightly lower than...

This is on my way home, it's slightly lower than my house: https://goo.gl/images/dnHVgV
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 01:03 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,943
Posted By Dammit
Legal requirement to have a functioning handbrake...

Legal requirement to have a functioning handbrake here.

Also, I live on a massive hill.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-17-2016, 03:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,943
Posted By Dammit
Apparently not enough room between pads and drum...

Apparently not enough room between pads and drum to bolt a bell on top of a handbrake drum. Back to the drawing board.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,943
Posted By Dammit
Ok, bear with me on this - I have AP Racing...

Ok, bear with me on this - I have AP Racing CP5200 calipers on the front, with their 328/28 floating rotors on alloy hats.

Could I cut the rotor section off my rear discs on the lathe, stick them...
Forum: performance & modifications 10-16-2016, 07:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,943
Posted By Dammit
I am sure that I have seen, in a thread whose...

I am sure that I have seen, in a thread whose name escapes me, someone cutting off the rotor from some rear discs in order to leave the handbrake drum, then putting a larger rotor over the top of the...
Forum: showroom 10-15-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Yeah, that's the path of least resistance. I'd...

Yeah, that's the path of least resistance. I'd really like to run AP's on the rear to match the front (would look a little more OEM then also), but I have no idea which AP's would work on the back.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Thanks! I think a pair of Brembo's on the rear is...

Thanks! I think a pair of Brembo's on the rear is next on the list for me, then meth injection.
Forum: showroom 10-15-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Yes, I will be - although racing might be...

Yes, I will be - although racing might be overselling it. Getting simultaneously very hot yet also very cold, covered in mud, whilst cycling round a field - yes.

I do need to work out how not to...
Forum: showroom 10-14-2016, 02:08 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Getting there: ...

Getting there:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5562/30322418645_026ecb4a01_b.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dammit
Also, piston rings.

Also, piston rings.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dammit
The ABS module failure throws a code that says...

The ABS module failure throws a code that says left rear wheel ABS sensor is borked. This is well known, so when my car did it I did the "re-flow the solder" repair. This didn't work, so I swapped in...
Forum: showroom 09-24-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7758/29858776946_000...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7758/29858776946_00088a0d9d_b.jpg

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Forum: showroom 09-22-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
Thanks! It's a work in progress - all the little...

Thanks! It's a work in progress - all the little parking dings are being pulled out, it's being repainted where it's got deep scratches, leather is being re-dyed etc etc. Goal is for it to look as...
Forum: showroom 09-22-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,606
Posted By Dammit
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8787/29213544273_b87...

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Forum: performance & modifications 08-24-2016, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,841
Posted By Dammit
DS2500 work well in my AP brakes on the 850-...

DS2500 work well in my AP brakes on the 850- plenty of feel and stop you with authority.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-22-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 20,091
Posted By Dammit
I joined GRM specifically to follow this project.

I joined GRM specifically to follow this project.
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
I've just changed the fuel pump (and sender) on a...

I've just changed the fuel pump (and sender) on a "it can't hurt" basis.

However, the diagnostic tool says that the engine has been stopped 23 times by losing the crank position sensor signal, so...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-20-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
And we may have a winner: the engine lost it's...

And we may have a winner: the engine lost it's crank angle sensor 1,580 miles ago, which lines up with the trip down to Strasbourg.

It's lost it 22 times before then, at a coolant temp of 108c.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-18-2016, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3,026
Views: 420,981
Posted By Dammit
How often do transmissions come apart at your...

How often do transmissions come apart at your power levels? (I am aware that it only needs to be able to happen for it to be desirable to install "avoid getting turned into steak hache" measures).
Forum: projects & restorations 07-06-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 691
Views: 269,264
Posted By Dammit
Looking good, feel the pain on the notching, we...

Looking good, feel the pain on the notching, we use an end-mill that is set up purely for that purpose with a custom deck that clamps the tube and can be set to whatever angle is required. Quite...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2016, 06:16 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
The car made it the 600 miles back from...

The car made it the 600 miles back from Strasbourg without a single fault - only difference to the journey down was that it was 20 degrees C cooler.

Matt stopped and checked the fuel cap - no...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-27-2016, 06:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
It's the original ECU variant that came with the...

It's the original ECU variant that came with the 850R.

And you are correct - I did not have these issues prior to the new MAF, but then the temperatures under which this fault manifests are...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Ok, thanks for that - I'll change the pump and...

Ok, thanks for that - I'll change the pump and refresh the breather system when the car gets back - can't hurt.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-25-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Is there anyway of checking that, short of...

Is there anyway of checking that, short of swapping for a new one and seeing if the fault recurs?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-24-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Ok, latest thinking is blocked fuel breather line...

Ok, latest thinking is blocked fuel breather line and/or fuel pump borked - anything else to add to the list?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Matt has provided proof that he made it: ...

Matt has provided proof that he made it:

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13512229_10156972457975461_7211690343078344725_n.jpg?oh=b4f8d937fdd12cfc01faf59523652f5b&oe=580BC45F
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Nope, I'm 500 miles away from the car, I've asked...

Nope, I'm 500 miles away from the car, I've asked Matt to check them and will report back.

FWIW he doesn't think it's that, though - the car needs a long time to cool down, apparently, and will...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Do88.

Do88.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Those are the funny name ones, which will occur...

Those are the funny name ones, which will occur to me shortly.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Or, possibly, could a slight throttle opening...

Or, possibly, could a slight throttle opening cause the vacuum in the inlet manifold to suck that pipe shut before boost built, stalling the engine?
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
The only slightly shonky rubber pipe is from the...

The only slightly shonky rubber pipe is from the over-engine pipe into the intercooler:

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8771/16918950437_17ea61b282_b.jpg

But that'd be (quite) pressurised, I...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
I like that idea a lot as it sounds easy to fix,...

I like that idea a lot as it sounds easy to fix, but I can't see the elbow collapsing:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7653/17126183891_244e63a5f7_b.jpg
Forum: performance & modifications 06-23-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,406
Posted By Dammit
Thrilling update: car (and driver, plus drivers...

Thrilling update: car (and driver, plus drivers friend) have made it to Strasbourg, apparently as the temperatures dropped the car behaved itself significantly more than when it was hot.
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