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INDUCTION / Re: butterfly position and induction length with itbs.
« on: December 26, 2014, 12:08:45 pm »
Oh I shall!

Let me know if you need any details mate  :)

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INDUCTION / Re: butterfly position and induction length with itbs.
« on: December 24, 2014, 09:29:06 am »
Tris you can do if you get a rad like I have for my race car to work with the xflow 8v head  ;D

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MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: GEL ... Y
« on: November 07, 2014, 08:08:47 pm »
You can't leave it like that.....

Come on tell us what the plans are?  ;)

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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: November 02, 2014, 04:34:40 pm »
Unfortunately due to needing surgery to relieve severely trapped nerves in my wrists and elbows of both arms (left arm is being done in Dec) I missed the final round of the season at Oulton Park, which was really frustrating as I'm certain the track and weather conditions would have given me a chance to build on my recent performances and maybe even podium!

So with the 2014 season now at an end my attention has very much turned to planning for next season...so what do these plans include?

Well as previously stated Jase believes the reason for the dip seen mid range in the torque curve is the 4-1 exhaust manifold currently fitted, so later this week this is being removed and the car taken up to Tony Law exhausts in Leeds for a bespoke 4-2-1 JMR manifold to be designed and fabricated using primary and secondary runner lengths as specified by Mr Moyle. 

The new manifold will also help with the increased hot gases which will need getting rid of as a result of the Big Valve crossflow head that Jase is in the process of doing for me.  This head will again be treated to Supertech valve gear, but this time it'll have 42mm Inlet and 35mm Exhaust valves fitted which should allow the 2ltr bottom end to breath a lot better throughout the rev range, but especially at the top end where it's currently being strangled by the std size valves!

At the same time as the engine is being upgraded the gearbox will be heading down to Mart (aka Hotgolf) to be stripped and checked over and while it's with him I'm contemplating getting a different diff fitted, as while the Quaiffe is good I feel a plated diff will be better suited to the type of abuse and use the car is being subjected to.

The next thing planned for the winter is an upgrade to the suspension setup.  'Dolly', as the car has come to be affectionately known over the season, is currently sitting on Gaz Gold coilovers.  Again these are great bits of kit, but I can't help but feel that if I was running proper motorsport 3-way adjustable dampers like the rest of the Class A cars I would see a huge improvement in the handling characteristics!

The final piece of the puzzle will be a lot of aero development, in the form of a front splitter, rear diffuser and flat floor, this will the hardest of all to get right and will require a significant amount of back to back testing, however this will also allow me to get more 'seat time' in Dolly which I haven't really managed to do this season unfortunately.

I will keep this thread updated over the winter and let you know how we're getting on.  My team manager and best friend Ben is currently trying to secure us some much needed sponsorship for next season, so if anyone knows of anyone or any company that may be interested please get in touch  ;)


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THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE / Re: hi guys
« on: October 28, 2014, 06:23:58 pm »
Hiya & welcome Gaza  :)

So tell us a bit about the car and what your plan's are for it?  8v FTW  ;)  ;D

Tim


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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: September 24, 2014, 10:13:59 am »
No haven't got any pictures of him blubering ;-)

I'm sure he'll be along with his own take on things in due course....he will have had something in his eye or something lol


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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:21:36 pm »
Well what an awesome weekends racing at Donny!

I qualified a respectable 8th yesterday and then bettered that in the race by finishing 7th......fast forward to today and starting from 7th I ended up 5th....absolutely buzzing and was really humbling to see our very own Jason Moyle choking back the tears  ;D

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MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: JMR project cars
« on: September 03, 2014, 08:25:26 pm »
Bring it on Jase  ;)

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THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE / Re: Porci82 from Switzerland
« on: August 21, 2014, 05:40:18 pm »
Loving the Hillclimb video on the Scirocco link  8)  That's one long hill  :o

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THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE / Re: Porci82 from Switzerland
« on: August 21, 2014, 02:35:26 pm »
Hi and welcome!

What a great garage of cars you've got there  8)  So did the Scirroco start life as a 16v or is that something you've developed over time?

Tim  :)

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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:44:56 am »
Well good news and some bad news......

Good news is that all my mechanical woes appear to be behind me and I managed to pedal round to qualify 10th out of 35.  I had a bit of a moment in qualifying when I completely ballsed up Surtees (I took the Indy circuit turn in point rather than GP) and ran VERY wide across the curb and through the kitty litter.....

Fast forward to race 1.....I got a reasonable start but heading down toward Paddock Hill bend one of the fast starting Class B cars tried to squeeze through a closing gap between myself and Ken Lark in his Corrado and hit me in my rear quarter putting me in to a spin and straight in to the side of Ken, opening the Corrado up with my towing eye like it hit been cut open my an axe all the way down the sill  :'(  I then tapped the tyre wall as well....how the rest of the field flooding through managed to avoid both Ken and I as we both spun across the circuit I'll never know, but thankfully they did!

A quick check of the temps and pressures showed nothing alarming so I spun her round and after a few twitches of the steering to make sure all four wheels were still pointing in the same direction I set off after the field like a man possessed....the rest of the race was as messy as that first lap with a couple of yellow flags and a race stoppage and re-start due to another accident.  By the end of the race I had managed to battle my way through to 11th overall, which considering the bump I'm pretty pleased with!

2nd race was uneventful by comparison, starting 11th and finishing 11th, I passed the two class B cars that started ahead of me but also got passed by a couple of the other Class A boys that started behind me, although checking car over thoroughly and straightening as best we could the car didn't feel a 100% and I struggled with selecting the right gear a couple of times, taking 5th instead of 3rd which actually cost me a couple of places as was battling with a couple of guys at the time and this allowed them to get past....we know the chassis legs have been pushed across in the shunt so suspect the gear linkage alignment is out as a result  >:(

Car is partially stripped already and the fibreglass panels are going back in the mould to repair them, this will add a little weight but cheaper than having to buy new panels  ;)

A new front panel was ordered from VW Heritage on Monday and should be being delivered today ready for the old front panel to be cut off and everything got ready for her to be put on a jig to get everything straight again ready for next round at Donny  ;D

I'll try and get some pics on later if I get a chance.

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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: August 15, 2014, 08:18:58 am »
So a quick update.....

Gearbox has been re-built and re-fitted, attended a track evening at Donington last night just to give the car a bit of a shakedown and make sure evrything is OK before heading down to Brands this afternoon for the next rounds of the Championship.

The good news is that she didn't miss a beat, but unfortunately I only managed to get three runs in before being black flagged and pulled from the circuit due to driveby noise....apparemtly I managed to record 102db  :o

I had fitted new silencers, courtesy of Milltek, while I was waiting for the gearbox to be re-built as the Jetex ones got a proper kicking due to the missfire I had at the start of the season caused by the incorrect impedance injectors I had supplied Jason  ::)  So I'm now starting to think that the noise may be induction road from the front facing ITBs!!

I guess I will find out for certain when I am noise tested at Brands this weekend........fingers and toes crossed!

I will update after the weekend, but if anyone is down that way and fancies coming along let me know  ;)

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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Re: Tim's Mk1 Race Car build thread
« on: August 06, 2014, 10:41:09 pm »
Gearbox is currently being re-built ready for Brands Hatch GP circuit on 16th & 17th August, I was hoping to be able to get it back and in so I could do a test evening at Donington Park next Thurs....will have to see when Mart manages to get it finished as he's had to do a fair bit of work on it including new bearings all round, new springs and keys for all the synchronizing hubs, new 5th gear and 5th gear retaining ring, as well as a full strip down to clear out all the debris!

Here's  the broken spring on 2nd gear synchronizer hub which was why I was struggling to engage 2nd gear

and here are all the teeth that had disappeared off of 5th gear...

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MEMBERS MOTORS / Re: Aaron's Golf Mk2 Crossflow Road Car
« on: August 03, 2014, 08:17:26 pm »
Hi there Aaron, just joined and looking for cros-flow info and ideas, I know it has been nearly a year since you started this thread, but how are you getting one with your car ? 

Hi and Welcome Paul  :)

For a more recent x-flow build take a look at my thread on my race car that's running a 2ltr x-flow built by Jason earlier this year  ;)

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ENGINES / Re: DTADroid - The Android App for DTA ECUs
« on: August 03, 2014, 11:03:18 am »
That looks awesome  ;D

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