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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 25 Nov 2015 :  12:46:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It was a welcome return after just over a year !

The engine was perfect,really torquey on the tests no need to rev it too highly, it has 140bhp and 143 lbft of torque i can highly recommend Harris Performance Engines services

next on the list is a proper exhaust manifold & system.



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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

Posted - 26 Nov 2015 :  19:04:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andyb

.....it has 140bhp and 143 lbft of torque i can highly recommend Harris Performance Engines services.




Impressive figures Andy. I'm assuming that they built it to the standard H120 road spec' engine so as to meet with the rally class rules. An extra 32 horses is quite astonishing and you might be able to squeeze out a couple more yet from the exhaust mods.

Nice one!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 27 Nov 2015 :  16:20:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heres the dyno sheet,they ground a std cam to their own spec





change of rocker cover



York motor club autotest (pre rally test)






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Edited by - andyb on 27 Nov 2015 16:35:51
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arrocuda

United Kingdom
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Posted - 27 Nov 2015 :  21:57:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is beyond the standard H120 spec', this is more London/Sydney Hunter GLS spec'. Does this not mean that you will now have to compete in a more competitive class?

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 27 Nov 2015 :  23:09:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
its not a massive spec its had a small over bore and has std valve sizes
Just been put together with tlc and spent a day on the dyno Running in and setting up
To perfection

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 24 Dec 2015 :  10:15:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Motors tv footage from the rally of the tests 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS05COuzgkE

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Edited by - andyb on 23 Feb 2016 09:26:16
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 08 Apr 2016 :  14:54:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some youtube footage of the last autotest at the end of December,
Had a few issues so the engines out and is currently awaiting forged pistons and rods along with a few more modifications !

https://youtu.be/VUbg-X04jEw


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Edited by - andyb on 08 Apr 2016 15:22:14
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andyb

United Kingdom
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Posted - 19 Aug 2016 :  15:49:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Been a bit busy over the last few months
I have got the engine refitted after having forged internals then had a bespoke full rally exhaust with big bore manifold skidded system and a re-packable back box
Had the limited slip diff rebuilt,lowered the rear suspension 1.5 inches, Then, had it set up on the rollers its now producing 120 bhp at the rear wheels

was running as course car on the St wilfrids classic rally last weekend and was really pleased with how different the car goes

a couple of photos by kind permission Tony North Photography








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