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ANY IDEAS? / Re: JMR Trackday.
« on: July 07, 2012, 01:21:21 pm »
Well I really enjoy Cadwell.....but that's a LONG way for everyone bar me  :D

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ANY IDEAS? / Re: JMR Trackday.
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:20:54 pm »
It's a great idea Sam, and similar to something I've had in mind for a while. .A mag feature day with some customers cars, a sorta "see yr car in print" as a thank you for yr loyalty...road, trackday, hillclimb, sprint & race cars all together with various states of tune 1800/2ltr/8v/16v's....wotcha think chaps?

I like the sound of that....but you'll either have to do it quick before I see the Red car :'( ....or wait till the x-flow is up n running  ;)

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ANY IDEAS? / Re: JMR Trackday.
« on: July 06, 2012, 09:46:50 am »
I am a big snobby against Lyden/Mallory and Airfields  :D

I get the airfiled bit, but what you got against Mallory? I was there last month and it was great fun....albeit rather short!  Have you watched my vid from there on my build thread on here?  Unlike most trackdays they allow you to overtake on the bends, within reason, although having said that there aren't really any straights!  Having said that my average speed for the lap was 85mph so it's certainly not a slow circuit by any means  ;D

When are you thinking about?

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ANY IDEAS? / Re: JMR Trackday.
« on: July 06, 2012, 08:21:30 am »
Hmm I'd be up for that....I did Snetterton for the first time in April and was just starting to learn the track when I had the rear wheel bearing failure so wouldn't mind giving it another go.  I haven't done Brands for a LONG LONG time so would be up for that as well  ;)  Never done Bedford and don't know a lot about it....where are you based Sam?  I know Nick is Bristol, I'm just north of Derby and Jason is in the back of beyond (Saltash, Cornwall).   The other person that may be interested is TonyB and he is Wales way somewhere....


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JMR BLOG / Re: Jenvey Dynamics
« on: June 30, 2012, 06:40:59 pm »
That's great news.....as I'm gonna need a throttle linkage and maybe longer trumpets to go with my Jenveys going on the x-flow.....oh and a TPS  ;)

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JMR CUSTOMER CARS / Tim Moll's Red Mk1 trackcar - SOLD
« on: June 27, 2012, 08:37:30 pm »
I wasn't sure whether to post this in the members section or customers cars.....but seeing as Jason sorted the head that I have fitted to the engine I decided it should go in here  ;)

When I got the car last year it was someones unfinished project....I could see potential in it straight away as the shell was one of most solid Mk1 shells I had seen in a long time. Here are a few pics of what it was like when I got it....









It was polybushed all round and already had coilovers fitted, albeit not correctly or with correct spring rates....but that's a different story!

The engine fitted would have started life as a DX but has been bored out to 83mm with special autothermic pistons fitted, coincidentally Jason is now I believe about to offer these pistons, taking it up to 1900cc  ;)  It came with a Stage 1 ported hydraulic head and Piper fast road cam but the engine was running like a pig and as it wasn't road legal I never got to see what it went like  :(

My first decision was to fit the Stage 3 big valve mechanical head with Kent GS3 cam I had in my parts hoard, but before this was to be fitted I decided to ship it down to Jason for a bit of a re-fresh....good thing I did because despite only having done one trackday on my old engine and one rolling road session since I bought it from another 'reputable' tuner Jason informed me the head had done considerably more and was a real 'lemon' .....the guides were shot to pieces, the stem seals were knackered, the vlave clearances were all over the place and the top hat shims were jammed into the valve spring retainers rather than acting on the end of the stem of the valve  :o  It was lucky the thing hadn't self destructed to be honest, add to this the fact that the valve seats had been cut so deep that the valves were in effect completely shrouded....to say I was angry would be an understatement!  Jason told me not to panic and that while none of the above was ideal he could salvage it and make it what I had orignally paid for....I've got to admit I was sceptical as to me it sounded like it was only good for one thing....ramming it where the sun don't shine on the guy I bought it from lol

Fair play to Jason though because he did exactly what he promised and after I had buretted the cc of the pistons and given him the deck height he calculated how much needed to come out of the head in order to make the most out of the 300deg cam....and yes you guessed it that wasn't originally right either   >:(

Not only did Jason ship me back a head fit for purpose, but it was followed up with aftersales help and advice second to none...in fact he was almost keener than me for it to be up and running  :D

While the head was down with Jase I shipped the car off to a friends bodyshop to get that all sorted....it came back like this.....







I won't bore you with the rest of the hanging of bits on...just the important engine stuff  ;)

I fitted the head (Jason had already shimmed the cam before sending it back), wrapped the 4-2-1 Magnex manifold, set the cam timing and it fired up pretty much first time  ;D

I've made some subsequent tweaks, such as fitting a 1600 air metering head, relocating the battery so that I could shield the airbox from the engine bay and get a decent cold air feed fitted along with a 16v WUR, altering the dizzy advance curve (again to Jason's recomended settings)

The result of all the work was that the engine produces 155bhp at 6800rpm and certainly puts a huge smile on my face  ;D  I popped my 1/4 mile sprint 'cherry' last weekend at Inters, posting a 6.78sec 0-60 and 1/4 mile in 15.14secs.  Not bad for a first effort and I have no doubt that with better traction (less loud pedal from me lol) the car would be sub 6.5sec and well in to the 14s.

Here's what the car looks like in finished fettle......









And here's a video of it in action last Saturday at Mallory Park where we managed to lap in sub 57secs  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SISVbMXSvU

I can not thank Jason and JMR enough for all their help and advice.....just to show my commitment to them and their abilities they are already building the engine for my next project....but more about that on another thread....

Cheers,

Tim





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THE WELCOMING COMMITTEE / Re: Hello ;)
« on: June 27, 2012, 07:11:31 pm »
Welcome to the forum mate  ;D

What engine are you running, is it one of Jasons?

Tim

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ANY IDEAS? / Re: User signatures?
« on: June 26, 2012, 04:11:22 pm »
Yep, I know you can edit your profile to add a text type signature after you've posted a couple of times but I can't see a way of adding a pic or anything.  Doesn't bother me as you can add the avatar but I'm sure some people may want such a thing  ;D

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GTI INTERNATIONAL 2012 (COME AND SAY HELLO) / Re: See you there guys!
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:23:10 am »
I was only saying a beer not a barrel of beer or can't you hold your booze ya lightweight...lol

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ANY IDEAS? / User signatures?
« on: June 22, 2012, 07:35:26 am »
Is there any way to set up User signatures......being a newbie I thought I'd ask a newbie questions....lol

Tim

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GTI INTERNATIONAL 2012 (COME AND SAY HELLO) / See you there guys!
« on: June 22, 2012, 07:32:14 am »
Hi Jason/Paul,

Looking forward to catching up with you guys at Inters this weekend, we'll be heading over early Saturday evening after we've finished at Mallory, hoping to be onsite by 6.30pm if you want to grab a beer?

Tim  ;D

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