Wires' 12a Turbo

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MelloYello
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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by MelloYello » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:58 am

I am going to state the obvious, but is the timing set up correctly?

I only mention it because I am dealing with that at the moment.

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Wires » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:05 am

I put a timing light on last night but for whatever reason the gun wasn't working, my neighbour 'Mr Tools' has a couple so will get another on asap.

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Wires » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:25 am

So it ran for a bit, enough to fail an MOT on emissions (running seriously rich), get to a show and eat some more spark plugs along the way, but it did get there!

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I was surrounded by FD's, but there wasn't any other FB's or FC's about.

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A little help required for the trip home...
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There were many laughs as I made brap brap noises out of the window :D

Now I can save some cash up and get it to a tuner to set up and then run the engine in correctly so I can sell my shares in NGK.

This RX8 drag car was immmense!
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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by ian65 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:43 am

FB's are exempt from emission testing.... it's a visual check for smoke only

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Wires » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:38 pm

"Petrol vehicles used before August 1975 and diesel vehicles used before August 1979 are tested by sight."

https://www.gov.uk/emissions-testing

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by ian65 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:58 pm

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Hobbawobba » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 pm

The show (and FB) look pretty good aye! I'll try and pop up at some point soon now I have mine on the road :D

Bottom right of Ians attachment ;)

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Wires » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:50 pm

Ah missed that bit!

... although it was smoking a fair bit.

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by richrx » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:52 pm

Whats the builders thoughts on this? A mapping issue or is it the general way a new engine runs? Its a cracking looking car so hopfully its back soon :D

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Re: Wires' 12a Turbo

Post by Wires » Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:01 pm

the builder agreed to just do the internal rebuild and leave the rest for me to sort out myself or with a reputable tuner due to the Frankenstein nature of the build.

it has started to smooth out a lot when it was running, it really just needs setting up correctly. going to have a chat with Pip at WGT in the near future.

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