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Old 19-04-2013, 10:45 PM   #991
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Old 19-04-2013, 10:48 PM   #992
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Yeah the gearing is such a hit n miss with most builds it can alter the way you look at the finished project, there is untold topics on here (mainly B-series Honda due to the lack of FD choices) but I still say why make the effort with the rest of the build and just think that side will be fine?

If you want 4 gears stick with the a-series! I've driven a short geared valver, some might like that side of things for the road but not me, infact if I could make my gearing longer I would and I've got super long gearing!

Still makes me chuckle when you said you got it into 4th on the test hill!
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Old 20-04-2013, 07:22 AM   #993
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Yeah the gearing is such a hit n miss with most builds it can alter the way you look at the finished project, there is untold topics on here (mainly B-series Honda due to the lack of FD choices) but I still say why make the effort with the rest of the build and just think that side will be fine?

If you want 4 gears stick with the a-series! I've driven a short geared valver, some might like that side of things for the road but not me, infact if I could make my gearing longer I would and I've got super long gearing!

Still makes me chuckle when you said you got it into 4th on the test hill!
Spot on Kam. It something that can transform the car, especially if it is to be used daily on the UK roads. Us Vauxhall boys have similar issues, but the WR gearbox swap sorts that to my mind for a few quid really. You Honda guys have to spend some dosh when it comes to having custom FDs made.
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Old 20-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #994
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181bhp! Well chuffed!!
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Old 20-04-2013, 01:10 PM   #995
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smash ,it bang!!!!!!!
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Old 20-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #996
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Old 21-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #997
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Had to do some conversions to understand the read outs in metric.

This is a totally different readout from mine!

Mine says it has 195 bhp, yours has 181 bhp.

Max torque on yours is 155 lb f @3509 rpm, mine says 134 lb f @6390 rpm.

Both the same basic engines but totally different!
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Old 21-04-2013, 08:10 AM   #998
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Mines not a basic engine anymore.
Mods now are:
52mm throttle body
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Emerald ECU and Inovate wideband.

It's very interesting that your torque peak is much later on, just going to go and have a look at your graph for comparison.
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Old 21-04-2013, 08:20 AM   #999
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The most interesting thing that I've noticed straight away is you have 148bhp at the wheels, I have 158bhp, your losing an awful lot of power transmitting it to the wheels.
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Old 21-04-2013, 08:30 AM   #1000
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You have to bear in mind that rolling roads measure at the wheels then the majority use a pre-set formula to work out the flywheel power. Some use a coast down in top gear to help with the maths. It varies from RR to RR. You would need both cars on the same rollers to make an accurate comparison.
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Old 21-04-2013, 08:35 AM   #1001
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I remember hearing that some RRs just add a third of the power on again, as that's roughly what the transmission losses are for the standard mini gearbox.

If this is what MiniSport do then their figure will be high, losses for PG1 won't be that large. Like AP says, RRs that measure losses with a coast down are more accurate.
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Old 21-04-2013, 08:36 AM   #1002
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I was pretty impressed with the result at BHP last time I went.
The standard VVC has 143bhp, the result was 141bhp, which with the old shortened manifold and cheap cone filter behind the rad, I figured that was an accurate result, my curves look pretty identical between the 2 graphs too.
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Old 28-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #1003
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Been playing with the alternator placement.
Trying to move it over to its original mounting position and not having much luck.
I made a new bracket to get it tighter to the block, used a smaller Denso and nibbled a bit out of the front panel.
Still no joy!
On the look out for the smallest Denso alternator, think its the 40amp jobbie, I currently have the slightly bigger 65amp, hoping the slightly smaller one will fit in the gap I have.
The only thing productive Ive gained so far is relocating the oil filter, although I need to change the hoses as the ID is a touch small and they're a tight squeeze.
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Old 28-04-2013, 04:53 PM   #1004
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Dannyyyy.

You know you love me and want to give me 40...

Cos i have a spare 40amp densoooooo :P
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