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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

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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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
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 - 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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arrocuda

United Kingdom
471 Posts

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 :  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
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 - 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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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 25 Nov 2015 :  11:26:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great to see you back in action, Andy.

How did the new engine perform?

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 24 Nov 2015 :  12:48:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's a few photos and a video from the rally of the tests 2015 earlier this month,
after a long wait to get the engine back delaying fitting it was a bit of a rush to get the car sorted for the rally as its a three and a half day event the preps a bit different to a day event everything you need has to be carried in the car













https://youtu.be/B0zvldbh4a4

and a preview to the 2016 event

https://youtu.be/O2ZZ6Jiv2b8

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joffr

United Kingdom
28 Posts

Posted - 02 Sep 2015 :  18:07:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That engine is getting a lot of exposure. Lad that works for me is a Ford fanatic and couldn't wait to show me the picture, I think it pooped up on a Ford Forum. The Harris's are legends in the Ford field by all accounts. Very nice indeed.
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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 01 Sep 2015 :  16:30:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not sure on the make of paint, will try to find out
its the same colour used to paint lotus twin cam blocks.

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JPSH120

United Kingdom
1036 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2015 :  11:52:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oooo engine porn, very nice !

What paint has been used on the block?

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andyb

United Kingdom
342 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2015 :  12:53:34  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not done a great deal to the car since the last rally the engine got sent away earlier in the year to join a three month waiting list.
Just had some photos sent of its progress its nearly ready to be dyno run
Decided to have new carbs at the same time to save having to have it tuned when back in the car

more than impressed with the results so far











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Arran

United Kingdom
89 Posts

Posted - 22 Oct 2014 :  14:50:48  Show Profile  Visit Arran's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Andy
Great video, thanks a lot. It needed just 35:25 Mins to download...
Do you use the Overdrive in such races? I could not make it out.

Especially slaloms on a flat ground, inclusive on ice in Winter were my speciality. Not so much with my Fastback, but many more years with an racing green MGB. Ice slaloms with open
roof was really the ultimate kick. And after each run of about 60 to 90 secs off into the Tearoom for a tea rum.

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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