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    RESULT!

    I have found a tuner only 80 miles from home who will be happy to put the car on his Hub Dyno with Zoomies fitted. ??

    That will be very helpful for next year when the car is ready to roll again.

    I am quite happy with the tune I already have in the engine but the tune is best guessing at this time. Being able to have the engine dyno tuned will be great.

    I am backed up with work 7 days a week until the end of October now so I will leave some gaps for November from now on. This guy isn't cheap at around $800 per day. But he is willing to tune me nasp on pump gas and then re tune with another map for 116 octane race fuel. I think this will save me many weekends of self testing on track next year and will give me a jump on time for 2020 to make sure I can be back out as soon as possible next season?
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    2 thoughts... 800 bucks? OUCH! If saving the time/days is a better value for you, go for it! But think of the many passes you'll miss! LOL...

    My other thought is you better get some wheelie bars under her! From the videos I've seen you're going to crush the front end in short order. my point oh two/ imho, fwiw... ymmv! LOL.
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    Nice to see you making progress with it out on the track. Yeah, wheelie bars or wheels on the roof are in order. Have you checked the wheels for run out? Maybe the tires are just out of round for setting for so long? I've had several bias ply tires do that to me when they sat for long periods of time with weight on them and no movement.
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    Hi Guys!!
    The wheelie bars and the Chute have been in the workshop for nearly 2 years I think

    The tyres seem to have settled down now. The red light pass was the last of I think 12 test passes over 3 weeks. Although the runs weren't as quick as they used to be. Everyone was around 125-130mph with hard braking. As I had fitted new brakes I was on and off the pedal to slow down to bed them in. I cant see any obvious run out on the tyres or rims. But when it comes back into the shop I will put the fronts on the wheel balancer to check properly. I'm lucky to have got away with just a little damage to the engine mount.
    Pel
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