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#16 duds100

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 02:19 PM

I think those 10x5 exaction wheels are nice & will look good with special arches. They are also light too & will reduce your un-sprung mass over your 12s. 

 

Apologies if you have done this already but here are a few things too look at to help with traction which worked for me;

 

- I put this equation into practice ---> Force (traction) = Pressure (weight of car) x Area (tyre contact patch). Corner weight the car on scales with you sat in it (by adjusting ride heights) then you will have the same weight acting on each front corner, so the tyres have the same weight acting upon them. Obviously, if one wheel has less weight on it, this is the one which will always want to spin as there will be less pressure on it pushing it into the ground. 

 

- Making sure you have the exact same PSI in the tyres -  to keep contact patch the same size... remember the equation ;-)

 

- Make the rear springs stiffer. When accelerating in FWD the weight transfers to the rear, if you have a soft rear end ( :lol: ) then the front axle will unload and you will be more inclined to wheel spin. 

 

- Make the rear of the car around an inch higher than the front. Again, this helps with minimising load transfer to the rear. 



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Posted 29 December 2016 - 08:10 PM

Been concentrating on my 1380 lately, but went over to where I'm storing this and just had to fire it up
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:33 PM

Not sure if anybody will be interested.

 

But I'm currently building a new engine with forged pistons & conrods with westwood ductile liners, 630cc injectors and a GT28 turbo... I will also be using my VVC cylinder head but unsure if I am going to fit it with a solid cam conversion or have working VVC with the turbo.  My ECU is able to control this.

 

My goal is 300bhp with a 7500 rev limit.  My ECU will allow boost by gear/ launch control and flat shift

 

I am trying my hardest to get this all gone so I can compete in the Javelin sprint series next year



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Posted 29 August 2017 - 09:05 PM

300 hp should be easy enough, have you followed what Dennis did with the light blue k1400 clubby that ran a an 11.9 se quarter?

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 08:41 AM

300 hp should be easy enough, have you followed what Dennis did with the light blue k1400 clubby that ran a an 11.9 se quarter?

 

Yes fully aware of his car! top job.   Potentially my engine could go way past 300bhp my trying to keep it reliable and boost level sensible



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

cool,

 

the vvc would be interesting, what ECU megasuirt? obviosly somthing that can drive the vvc..

 

not sure what the duration is on the VVC,  but from memory it warys from about 230 to 280 deg, chich should wok well assuming a decent exhaust manifold, and if not then I guess its not too hard to bin it off for std cams?

 

I think my biggest worry would be liners, i know the std ones can split die to being quite thin ( hence dennis running a 1.4) but wiotht he westwood liners youll be in a better position, any idea how good they are?

 

There was the twin charged losus elise that was 1800 based iirc, and that made plenty of power.



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

I am running a Emerald K6+ Ecu and it will be mapped again at Emerald, they have done a supercharged and turbocharged VVC before.

 

I have also ordered a brand new MG SAIC engine block that is also stronger.  I work at a MG dealer so got it for a very good price

 

The Westwood liners are made from Ductile Iron and from my understanding the strongest you can buy! at the £400 they cost i hope they work

 

Its going to be a few months before its running and mapped!

 

Will weak link at the moment is the mini outer CV joints.. looking at Austin Allegro or so custom made parts



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Posted 30 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

should be a Stonker! will have to keep an eye on this!

 

never used the emerald, but only heard good things, and yeah makse sense for a VVC i know they do a lot with them.

 

yeah I guess allegro cv's is the easiest unless you look at using different uprights



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

I don't know how to post photo's now, but i have my brand new engine block and forged con rods now.  Just need a final decision on what compression ratio i want and piston choice



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:00 PM

I don't know how to post photo's now, but i have my brand new engine block and forged con rods now.  Just need a final decision on what compression ratio i want and piston choice

Register with imgur.com it's real easy and just start importing your pictures onto it. You need to be on a PC to use it easily, when you want to add one to a thread click on it in imgur and a list of options will appear on the right. Copy the very bottom one and paste it into your post on here. It's much quicker and easier than photobucket.

 

We need to see your block and rods.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:42 AM

Super awesome evolution of your mini, a mini evo xD



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 09:57 AM

If you right click on a facebook pic Chris and copy img address, then press the image button  on here and paste it in it'll work

 

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:59 PM

Just a few photo's of some of my recent parts!..  I have a custom set of 8;5;1 Omega forged pistons on order but don't think I will see these until January.

 

Also spent many evenings redoing the wiring loom

 

 

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Edited by CPC, 08 October 2017 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:00 PM

If you right click on a facebook pic Chris and copy img address, then press the image button  on here and paste it in it'll work

 

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Cheers mate!!



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:11 PM

This will be very marmite on this forum but started making a rear diffuser that should work with my boot mounted radiator setup.  Cut the bumper so it sits over it nicely

 

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Edited by CPC, 08 October 2017 - 08:13 PM.





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