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    Welcome back again, Perry! Hope the health issues are behind you, and that you have opportunity to get back into the stuff you want to be doing. We look forward to hearing more of your adventures, with pictures, of course!!
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    Real nice pass, Perry!!!! Get some of the twist out of the chassis and you'll probably find a lot of your .3!!!!! Glad you're doing better, hope the health stays good and you can get some more racin' in!!!

    Thanks for the video!
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    Welcome Perry and you have one nice little MG. I like what you have done with the rear guards too. Hope your health is improving and that you get time to join us here more often.
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    I'm thinking that's a cool build, and a fast one. Well done, be sure to stick around we love hand made fast cars.
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    Dang that's a bad ass little ride! And thanks for sharing the video.

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    Welcome. That's one very cool MGB. I like the videos too. In the second one it looks the the guy next to you had his hood fly open!
    I agree with others, that this sure is one hotrod. Just because it's british means nothing, I'm sure people wouldn't attack a Morris dragster, or a Holden(australian GM), so why pick on you. You've done a very nice job, and your numbers are great for the strip too! Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for the support guys!
    I took her to the track today to try and fine tune the blower. I've done a cam change which is better than stock and is designed for use with a blower and nitrous. I've also fitted twin lambda sensors and a boost sensor and an rpm input to a logger. So today I managed to get more info on the fuelling etc. I didnt use nitrous, just the blower. Unfortunately we ran out of track time as a lot of my runs were just gentle passes for gathering data. But after a few adjustments I managed to run 11.2 with no nitrous and just 6spi of boost. Before I got the Zeitronix stuff fitted I was guessing with plug readings etc. And my best before on 12psi of boost was 11.7 seconds. So half a second quicker on half the boost?? Its going on the dyno in a month so i can tune even more and play with ign timing and fuelling. I'm hoping to run in the 10's with no gas. If I can make that happen, or even a flat 11 second pass I know that next year I'll be able to add a small shot of gas to hopefully tip me into the 9's on the strip. Sadly I can only make one more visit to the track on 21st October for my first ever bracket race meet. But if the track is in good condition I will have to use the day for more tuning and just hope that I dont break out too many times
    I'm very excited but also a bit bummed that I've run out of time this year. But this also means that i have something to look forward to for next season

    I'll keep you posted on the dyno session results.

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    What a bummer!!
    I took the car out for more testing and the flex plate broke. I've made a new one and will be on the dyno on 1st December so i can dial out some fuelling issues. I need to tweak the carb i think. The 11.2 PB on boost only was great. But when I upped the boost from 6 to 12psi the AFR went way too rich. It dipped as low as 9.9 ??
    Carb too small maybe??
    I'll try and re jet for more boost to trim the fuel. Damn I wasnt expecting to have to buy a bigger carb. I'm running and Edelbrock 800 at the moment. I dont think i can trim this carb re the emulsion side as easily as I could on my holley 600dp. I guess the increased boost is creating more DP across the venturis and its sucking more fuel from the idle side of the carb?? Time to start reading again I think so i can get my head around this issue. Physically my health is now tip top But my mental health is now suffering over this fuel problem as its making me have to think way too much

    I'm just happy to have the new flex plate installed so I can start and drive the old girl to be honest. The car has to be mobile as its going to be on display at our big UK classic car show for 3 days starting Friday this week. No way was I going to have to push this thing into the show. How embarrasing would that have been?

    So 1st December will be my next proper tuning day on the dyno. I'm sure hoping that the MGB will make 400+ hp with at least 500ft/lbs on the dyno. If it does then I know I'm gonna be back in the 10's with no nitrous for the start of next season. If I can get to a flat 11 on boost only then that 9 second pass should be in the bag for 2013. But the budget for next year has already been sucked up by personal bills. So I'm on a tightrope for next season. I'm so excited by the fact that I could possibly run in the 9's on a Rover V8 that I'm going to keep my early season track time to a minimum so I can save my money for track time when we have warm weather here in the Uk. Why bother wasting track fee's and fuel money racing on a track thats stone cold when i could race on a warm surface in June / July?

    Every penny counts for us now in 2013...

    Dyno results will be reported back in a few weeks. Good or Bad !!

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    Thanks for the update Perry and please, please don't forget to take your camera and heaps of photo's not only of your car but the others in the show for us her as we will all be keen to see what is happening over in England.


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    Awesome ride man! And welcome back!
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    Thanks for the update PEL and I hope the dyno time proves fruitful... Can't wait for your racing season to re-start huh?

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    The test results are in

    And the dyno proved very useful I must say.

    I wasnt far off my previous estimate for the new engine. she made 402hp with 490 ft/lbs running 6.5 psi of boost with AFR way rich at 9.8 ??

    The AFR is fine up to 3900rpm. It runs sweet at around 11.5 but when the rpm hits 4000 she dips very rich on fuel.
    So I now have a plan for January. Run the boost at 6.5psi and trim the holley 600 jetting to suit for max power. In the meantime I'll be servicing my new carb. I just got a holley 1050 cfm Dominator carb for cheap from a drag race buddy. I need to buy adaptors to make it fit the 4/71 blower and the street scoop but i can get those from Ebay USA I think. If I can fuel ok on the low boost for January's testing I'll be happy.

    Then the Dominator will be fitted and I'll start tuning all over again. But this time I will start at peak boost of 13psi and tune the fuel to match the boost on the new carb. I'm now confident that I can easily break back into the 10's on the drag strip with boost only

    As Spring arrives the track should come back in for some good traction and I can go testing for serious times again

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    Hot Rod all the way Perry! Glad to hear you are back!

    and thanks for that video evolvo! my first car was a '64 B for $600. tore it apart on the second day I had it and had it back on the streets in three days. fun cars!

    But it was nothing like that...
    ...at least I'm enjoying the ride!

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    Well what do you know. I got asked to bring the car for a proffessional photoshoot. I did some begging and got Santapod to open up for us. Boy was it strange driving the car gently onto a rain soaked 1/4 mile strip. Any throttle above idle just sent the tyres slowly speeding up like it was on ice.
    There were 2 pro's doing 2 different sets of pictures. They will all be up soon on a UK website called Fuletopia as well as facebook and a few other socila media sites I think.
    Here is the teaser picture I got from one of the guys
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    I got me some pictures done. I managed to get the management at SantaPod to open up for me and the photographers. Its the least I could do in return for them requesting a photoshoot of my car for the Fueltopia website and facebook. After spending a day with pro photographers I now have a better understanding of just how much effort goes in to making a good photograph


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