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    very very nice photo of the car and I like the sign across the top in the distance. the weather didn't look the best either so I dare say that you didn't get to lay down any rubber.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash23T View Post
    very very nice photo of the car and I like the sign across the top in the distance. the weather didn't look the best either so I dare say that you didn't get to lay down any rubber.


    The strip was wet. I always wondered what it would be like to run on a wet strip. I moved the car around on idle only. I started the car and put it into drive while left footing the brake and she moved ok. But if I touched the pedal at all, even just up to 1200-1500rpm the rears just started to gently rotate like I was trying to pull away up hill on ice

    The good thing about the track being so slick was that it made my attempt at being hip look not too bad?
    As I got out of the car I Moonwalked while beat boxing the bass line from Billie Jean
    My Son was peeing his pants. The photographers looked a little surprised because for just a moment they thought I might have been serious :O
    Yeah!! I'm 54 but I still now how to rock it



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    And here is one of my car that my Son did last halloween


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    Beautiful shots of a beautiful car! Well Done, 2 thumbs up...

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    It's just so cool to see an old classic suped up!
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    I had a recent dilemma!!
    My 15" slicks are worn out. Its £400 to replace them. Yet I had a spare pair of 14" slicks in the shed with no 14" rims to take them. Hmm???

    An MG friend donated a set of 4 old skool Rostyle 14 x 5 rims and I was on a mission to save money. I found a guy who could alter the steel rims and after several weeks of messing around I ended up with 4 Rostyles powder coated in Silver Sparkle. The rears have been banded out to 8" to take the slicks. I bought some new shiny parts and they are ready to fit tomorrow
    Total cost for banding, coating and shiny stuff was £260 and I now have a fresh pair of slicks and wheels for this season ?


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    UPDATE!!

    Oh my!
    Where do I start?

    My new engine turned out to be a pile of poop!

    Actually the engine is just fine. But the old TRW racing pistons were weak. I only put 6psi of boost into them and they distorted??

    So since my last post I have had to rebuild all over again which was a bummer.

    As I was rebuildiing I decided to go for a lower CR. So i bought some UK Omega Forged pistons with a lower compression height and got those fitted. Then i found that the piston skirts fouled the crankshaft at BDC. So I trimmed the skirts to get clearance and got the engine back together.

    CR is now down from 12:1 to 7:1 on the Rover V8.

    The 4/71 blower used to make 13psi on the old 4.6 litre engine. The new low comp build see's only 11.5 psi now. I guess thats because my combustion chamber volume has gone up from 30cc to 74cc now?

    Very long story short:
    Old 4.6 made 10.2 seconds with 13psi + a 150hp shot of nitrous.

    New 4.9 engine build made 10.7 seconds with 11psi and NO nitrous...

    I'm taking the car back out on 7th July for more test runs with nitrous. I'm hoping thst i might be able to run a 9 next month??

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    Hey, good to hear from you again and thanks for the update. You made me smile as in the previous post you mention about saving the almighty dollar notes, okay, over there it is the pound, on new slicks and here you are pulling the engine apart for a rebuild. As they say, that is motor racing in any form. Good luck with the new engine in hitting your target ET. and please, keep us informed as how well you go.



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    Hello PEL!

    And thanks for the update, glad you got it sorted out and it sounds like the new package should really haul the mail!

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    9's that would be Very impressive Good luck keep us posted on the outcome
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    What a cool MG! I'm glad I caught your update since I didn't see your car before. Good luck with your goal to run 9's.
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    Thanks Mark!
    You try and save a dollar here and there where you can eh? then something comes along and bites you in the behind
    I had a great day today as my Fathers day present from my Son. I wasnt expecting to go racing again until July. My Son was working at Santapod Yesterday at a lifestyle event for scooters and bikes. But in the whole day only about 15 bikers signed on to race. I was at Silverstone race track dispalying the car for an MG gig. My Son called to tell me that the track was dead. While I was on the phone to him I got him to talk to one of the managers who knows me and she said bring the MG over. So this morning we hauled the old girl over and had the track to ourselves?? Santapod Raceway with only 1 car signed on, and that was me So we had a real easy day with no hassles about trying to do work on the car in between queueing to race. Only about 5 bikes signed on and half a dozen junior drags. Long story short... I got 3 shakedown runs in of 10.9 - 10.6 and 10.4 seconds. Then we reactivated the old nitrous system and tickled a 100 shot into the old Rover V8 on the contoller with a soft setting of 50hp off the line and the other 50hp over 1.5 seconds. I have fitted the Dominator carb which means my old throttle micro switch didnt fit. So I hauled the nitrous purge button out of the panel and we hooked it up on a fly lead so I could hold it in my left hand as well as holding the B&M shifter. I got in stage and launched. As I left the line I pushed the button and she lit up really well on just a 100 shot ?? As the nitrous hit the car went up on 3 wheels and I had to correct the steering with one hand, but I let the button go and could see the front of the car drop for a second until I realised what had happened. So I shifted to 2nd and pushed the button again. This time I kept the button firmly pressed right to the end of the track. I reeled in an easy 10.23 with a fluffed launch Old PB was 10.29 so its not a big improvement. But I'm still down on boost by 3psi and nitrous by a 50 shot and the engine sounded like it was just being taken for a sunday drive? So I'm happy with today as it means I have a baseline for my next day out where I'm going to keep the power where it is but next time I'll have a proper throttle switch fitted and I'm going to haul the gear shift rpm up by at least 1000rpm as the cam and solid lifter setup i have means I should be pushing harder into the high rpm range. This will also allow me to get more boost as the blower is built to make 16psi at 6000rpm. Then I'll be on track to have a crack at the 9.99 second timing ticket
    To end the day I got home to presents from the 3 other kids and a lovely raost dinner. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to download the vids and pics from today from my new video camera. When I do i'll post up some links.
    Regards to all

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    Wow, that drive sounds exciting to say the lest, what an awesome opportunity to have Santapod almost to yourself to have a play. You will get that baby into the 9's so soon you will be asking yourself, well........ wonder if the 8's can be had.....
    I maybe a little crazy but it stops me going insane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiplash23T View Post
    Wow, that drive sounds exciting to say the lest, what an awesome opportunity to have Santapod almost to yourself to have a play. You will get that baby into the 9's so soon you will be asking yourself, well........ wonder if the 8's can be had.....

    8's???
    I can only dream of that I think. The car is 2500lbs and still runs a stock back axle from 1975. Its welded but does have copy shafts made by Moser.

    My old TH350 has been hammered since 2006 and is in need of a freshen up I think?
    I do keep the internal and external filters clean and regulary drop the oil to check it. I aslo have a trans temp gauge and a cooler fan fitted to a remote oil cooler.

    A 9.99 would be my real goal. Could I shave another whole second off my ET with this build? That would be a big ask from the old girl I think. Hell! if I can run a 10.00 that would be awsome...

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    But Perry, it is the addiction for speed that is the hurdle and as the saying goes , it is only money and I can't take it with you when you go , so lets play. Oh wait , I am single and I forgot that you may have a hand brake called a wife.......LOL ........ so I will take it all back so she doesn't hit me over the head with her umbrella.....


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