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 Post subject: The SR-71
PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:15 am 
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So seeing as there is a section for other makes on here....Here we have the thing that's been a royal pain for the last year :)

Parked up after picking it up from the ilse of skye with a blown headgasket (yes i drove it back :p) Total cost...£155 for the whole car


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Fixed with some bodgey stuff (steel seal) worked for a few months before major HG fail
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All fixed and some more happy miles put under the tyres until thr little garrett T25 went...so a cheap second hand one was fitted to bridge the gap
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Making sure it works :)
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some engine bay tarting up
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And then the bottom end let go....Oil starvation due to the balance shaft chain tensioner failing

Bigger project started
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Rust free bits fitted
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New interior sorted to replace the beige leather it came with
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Engine out
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New one fitted with all ancillaries
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In place
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this inlet heater plate got chucked in the skip
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as did all the aircon bits
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Car painted and on the road (needs lowered badly
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:22 am 
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I didnt stop there :)

To replace the ageing Garrett I sourced a mitsubishi TD04-15t (standard aero turbo)
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I Got a spare ecu and loaded the aero software onto it, I would have been happy at 225bhp (standard is 170) but the urge to take it a bit further was there, so I took it to stage 2 and promptly took it to a rolling road day
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDfNc1se5TA

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(graph is printed slightly wrong as its rpm scale is 1000rpm out)

'New' 3" inlet piping and front mount intercooler
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Plans next are to get the bilstein aero suspension fitted and a piggyback rear ARB mod. Power wise a 3" downpipe and a further remap will see it get to just shy of 300bhp at which point the injectors are close to their limit so will be looking for a set of 630cc/min ones.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:36 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:10 am 
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Looking good.

Love the 9000's and love the engine.

Either an early Carlsson, or a late Aero will do nicely thank you please!

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Good work, interesting post :D

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:58 am 
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Liking this quite a lot actually! Something so underated!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:08 pm 
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Thank's guys it's actually been quite a tough road for it in the short year we've had it (my fiancee is also learning to drive in it)

It's still quite a sleeper and has taken a few 'faster' cars by surprise on the dual carrigeways :p

Woodsy: I was actually going to buy my mates 380bhp late aero (for them seats...serios SI recaro condenters) But I've started buying it in parts :D

I was planning on getting a FPT model thats come up for sale cheap (with cloth seats n all) for testing out various maps...But did a stage 2 map for a friend yesterday and he seems quite happy :)

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