Rockdoc Dyno Day 14th April

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Postby PaulDS » Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:25 pm

Loraine, expense is all relative
Depends on the strength of the NEED
S/C's are not that expensive these days and we have an expert in our area don't forget, :wink:
Next year at this time you (Rockdoc, if you speak nicely to him) will be fitting yours. I'm sure we will all be willing to help out a lady in destress. :P
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Postby the_frozen_penguin » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:40 am

Sounds like a fantastic day, unfortunately couldn't make it as a new radiator and new timing belt was the order of the day. I'm almost ready for the MOT now, still need a new windscreen.

Had the roof down all day just to remind me why I was doing this!

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Postby The Pram » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:32 pm

As a rough guide, what sort of price am I looking at for either/or turbo and super chargers. I might be tempted to go for the turbo as I like the idea of efficiency but we wondered about the lag. How significant or not is the time difference. For general pootling about would I notice the lag at all? And, if the driver is over 21 (well over) with nae points is there much difference for the insurance with full no claims? Difficult question I know as insurance seems to vary quite a lot but I am just after ball park figures.
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:40 pm

s/c,s run on a bypass when not being thrashed- so fuel economy isnt any worse than what you got now.

You,d be looking at £1500-£1600 to get installed,- then maybe £100 on yer insurance
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Postby The Pram » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:48 pm

rockdoc wrote:You,d be looking at £1500-£1600 to get installed,- then maybe £100 on yer insurance


that's a lot of dosh :shock: Is that your charge for installing or the garage :lol:

Might not be this time next year then but a more long term thing. I'll start saving now anyway.
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:50 pm

The Pram wrote:
rockdoc wrote:You,d be looking at £1500-£1600 to get installed,- then maybe £100 on yer insurance


that's a lot of dosh :shock: Is that your charge for installing or the garage :lol:

Might not be this time next year then but a more long term thing. I'll start saving now anyway.


That,s fitted -and with me bringing one back from the states (good exchange rate)- buy it in UK - it cost even more.
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Postby The Pram » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:55 pm

Ok, I get you now. What I can do is see what spending money I have left after my winter holiday and try to snaffle some from my holiday savings. I had better get the old belt tightened up a bit.
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Postby jo » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:08 pm

Yeah a tight belt can make all the difference, especially with a supercharger :D
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Postby The Pram » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:10 pm

Not bad, not bad at all :lol: Hope your belt is still holding everything together :shock:
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Postby jo » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:22 pm

Much better drive on the way down and slightly better on petrol too, still not great. Used 14.68 gallons from Hawick to Aberdeen and back to Edinburgh.
Was approximately 26.3 mpg not to bad I suppose.
And that isn't including the time I left it ticking over to heat up for the dyno

Great day
roof down all the way
Up and down.

Hope to be up in the area again soon.
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Postby MichaelG » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:27 pm

Crail for our 1/4 mile times?!? :lol: I think that sounds good :D

Was a great day, met loads of new faces and was fairly impressed with my cars figures :lol:
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:29 pm

MichaelG wrote:Crail for our 1/4 mile times?!? :lol: I think that sounds good :D

Was a great day, met loads of new faces and was fairly impressed with my cars figures :lol:


i could do that!
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Postby Richardn » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:29 pm

rockdoc wrote:
The Pram wrote:
rockdoc wrote:You,d be looking at £1500-£1600 to get installed,- then maybe £100 on yer insurance


that's a lot of dosh :shock: Is that your charge for installing or the garage :lol:

Might not be this time next year then but a more long term thing. I'll start saving now anyway.


That,s fitted -and with me bringing one back from the states (good exchange rate)- buy it in UK - it cost even more.


Powercard kit is £1500 from Moss
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:31 pm

or $2195
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Postby Richardn » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:32 pm

Still doesn't fit around the ABS unit :?
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Postby rockdoc » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:33 pm

Richardn wrote:Still doesn't fit around the ABS unit :?

so did you "flexi" it?

i,m sure the helpful people at moss uk helped you out :shock:
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Postby MichaelG » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:39 pm

rockdoc wrote:i could do that!


I think it could be a good laugh, but im sure up at crail they have cut down how many days people are allowed to use the strip and its every other sunday.....not sure though!

I know a few people that would be interested in this anyway!


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Postby jo » Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:26 pm

Me being one.

Am going to order my intercooler today and a couple of other little things for the engine tomorrow :D

Then try and sort out my fueling, as I knew but was pointed out to me yesterday at the dyno day, "I am using too much fuel".
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Postby MichaelG » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:17 pm

I really want a turbo! Just something to take me to the 200 mark! :(
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Postby ViperScot » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:36 pm

Cheers guys for letting me tag along there yesterday. Good fun and nice getting to meet some of you. I was very happy with my numbers, especially the (very nearly) magical 500 torque figure! But the link below puts my car into perspective!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBPgAFwBw0g

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