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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 15th, 2011, 11:25:41 Quote Report to Moderator
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Just thought I would let you all know that DH8411 - Q198RFM passed its MOT today!
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Posted on: December 15th, 2011, 14:03:36 Quote Report to Moderator
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Well done Matthew! Hope to see you at some meetings next year
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 15th, 2011, 16:49:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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Bingley in January should be its first outing!
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: December 15th, 2011, 18:26:52 Quote Report to Moderator
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With twin-cam fitted Matthew?

Come on - where's the pics!

Oh - and well done  
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 15th, 2011, 21:34:46 Quote Report to Moderator
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Twin Kam fitted and running (well a bit of a pig to start at the mo).

Pictures? Just a be a little more patient (like I have been for the last 4 years!) until I have trimmed the interior... I really want a magazine review to go with it!

Thanks!
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chris clarke
Posted on: December 16th, 2011, 19:43:24 Quote Report to Moderator
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Great,does that mean there will be 2 at fakenhan next year,dont think i will make bingley i broke it at snetterton track day
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 16th, 2011, 21:36:38 Quote Report to Moderator
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Certainly does...

TBH I'm getting a lift on a trailer to Bingley

Broke it? Doesn't sound good - What happened?

Oh, and can you convince your boy to get DSN (as long as he is still there...) to make some Retro Sport Mk1/2 outer handles? They'd look a lot nicer than mine painted black!?
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chris clarke
Posted on: December 17th, 2011, 20:26:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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i'll have a word wiv the boy about the handles your right they would look good. I broke the gearbox on the short track at snetterton i was in third and just let off for the corner on the short straight and bang and i lost all drive,had to be towed off head down I found out later that i still had drive in top so i suspect broken layshaft,not had time to look yet, I'm trying to finish an mpi for dave at dsn.Would like to put a straight cut in but dont think funds will allow.Is john setting your supension up? he set pauls(eldest son) up he said it made it loads better.He is getting on with his twin cam turbo engine,i think darren has it at mo trying to sort compession ratio.
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 17th, 2011, 23:06:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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Is john setting your supension up? he set pauls(eldest son) up he said it made it loads better.



Um, not exactly... The words he used were "drop in early and I'll show you how it works. Then you can have the day to play!" I could be there for sometime!
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: December 18th, 2011, 16:05:22 Quote Report to Moderator
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Matthew,

Have you used TB's or carbs with the twin cam?
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 18th, 2011, 21:18:03 Quote Report to Moderator
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Throttle Bodies. The injector holes are already in the head, so no point not using them TBH. Need to get the map sorted for cold weather and I'll be laughing. I mounted the ECU inside the glovebox to keep it warm and dry!
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: December 19th, 2011, 08:47:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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Mini Marcos warm and dry.

You don't hear that too often

 
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: December 19th, 2011, 19:57:44 Quote Report to Moderator
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Any hints on what your fuel system looks like?
What fuel pump have you used? Where have you mounted it? What pressure does it run at - 3 bar?  How did you fit the fuel return to the tank (van tank yes)?  Have you a charcoal cannister fitted?
Are you using the SC Typhoon ecu? How easy is it to map?

Questions, questions!!!
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 19th, 2011, 22:03:41 Quote Report to Moderator
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It looks good!

Mk3 MR2 fuel pump (same as Celica) with a built in regulator - One fuel line only so no return. It's a little deep, so an extra box has been welded to the base of the tank. It's higher than the exhaust, so should still be okay

 

Pump mounts through a hole in the top. The pump has a built in swirl pot which should improve on my 'surge prone' Clubman Estate MPI I had. The pump was then surrounded in fuel foam too...


 
 

I haven't used a charcoal canister either. The pump did have a 'let-off' for an extra line to a charcoal canister, but I plumbed this back to the fuel inlet. Oh, and fitted a vented cap... Not very IVA!

Typhoon? Yes. Easy mapping? You'd have to ask Simon at SC. It doesn't talk to my Mac, and as they are so close its not far for me... Infact the RR they use is about 5 miles from me so they loosely set the fuelling about a month ago after sorting another customer car!
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: December 20th, 2011, 18:31:45 Quote Report to Moderator
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Simon tweaked the ECU today. He spent all of 2 minutes, but now it runs from cold...

I spent the whole day using the alignment system. John, Simon and Anthony all showed me how to do different bits, then left me to it until I have the figures right. Started with the corner weights (I got them close enough, but didn't get it 100% as the trim isn't all in yet). Then rear suspension. Finally front. Holy Cow was the Toe out. So far that the tyres were actually squealing over 40Mph on the drive over there (glad it was wet!). Thats the problem with building it in a shed - Not enough space to stand back from it and get an idea!

The drive back home was completely different. I was laughing the whole way! The gears feel so short (I have the rev warning light set to 4K until run-in) and the noise is immense. The handling was a revelation, with 4.8 degrees of caster, the steering is lovely and feel some!

Cant wait to go out in it again!
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