Belgian Mk3 Bob 24Valve & Zf Axle. now dyno'd!!

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  1. therealpinto

    therealpinto Registered Capri Power Member

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    The brake thing is connected to certifications and the tests needed to check that a brake "upgrade" actually is an upgrade and works as it should. It is quite complex, usually more complex than the majority of people who upgrade their brakes is aware of.

    One example is that you need to be certain that the dual circuit system still works as it should, if one circuit should fail. Another example is brake balance in different speeds and load conditions.

    I do think it would be nice if more countries could have rules more similar to the ones we have in Sweden, where there is a procedure to actually test these kind of things on a one-off build. I think I have mentioned before that I am one of the people performing these tests and I would say that around 40-60 % of the cars I test with upgraded braking systems actually are no better (usually worse) than a standard car. Many need some tweaking before they pass our test.

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  2. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    There's some standard brake systems that are verging on the suicidal, if I have no load on my truck, the front end outbrakes the rear, ends up in a front end skid and that's with ABS, but carry a load or have 3 tonne behind it, not a problem.
     
  3. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    Gustaf you're right, it is not that easy to get a good brake setup with the proper balance..It's not just slapping on some big brake kit on the front and hope for the best, it's more than that. But over here it's more of a liability issue, nobody wants to approve it with their name underneath, no matter how well setup because they fear problems later on. Which is not that weird offcourse... But there's more to it than that, on oldtimers we can fit braided lines for example, but on daily driver cars we cant.. Also we can't fit better pads or grooved discs without paperwork it's suited for the specific model, etc... No real logic in it.

    I'm just happy oldtimer inspection and regulations is much more relaxed but still a LOT of complaints here since the inspection was first implemented a couple years ago. Before that we didn't have MoT for oldtimers al together lol.



    Yes I have looked into this route but I really wanted the long horns for torque reasons (and my ears). What ecu did you use for your setup? Cold start, I have a 6-port manifold connected with a tube to each runner and a Bosch pwm valve to get high idle when cold, I hope this makes it more daily-able.. I also have my old map sensor hooked up but I don't know yet if I can get a decent signal there to get the combination SD and Alpha-N in ITB mode in Tunerstudio.
     
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    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    I used a emerald K6 on mine the port manifold will help with the cold start
     
  5. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    I gave her some new paint, getting ready for MOT...

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  6. SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA

    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    Looks hard as nails.
     
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  7. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    got the O plate on .. so you got the test and the shows only license then ..
    do you really have to keep a written log of the miles you drive now ??
     
  8. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    That law was changed on the first of Juli 2013, now we can drive where we want, whenever we want..The only restrictions are that we can't go to work or school, nor can we do commercial activities with the vehicle. If you want to do any of these you need to register it on "daily plates".

    Before 1/7/13, indeed, we couldn't drive at night or abroad and only to manifestations, for testdrives or to the garage...it's much better how it is now!
     
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  9. KetsMcLets

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    I made the mistake of leaving the fueltank quite empty over the past few months and with the belgian E5 (old 98) fuel which substracts water from the air that is in the tank it was a PITA to get her started again.. Spluttering and generally not wanting to start but eventually she did and drove her directly to the nearest fuel pump. Now she's sweet as ever again on the throttle and with starting. Damn that bio-fuel!! We have it for some years now and it gives all kinds of troubles in vehicles that get left standing for some time, last summer I've had several of the kids' pocketbikes not starting at all after not being used only for a month or so, drain the float chamber and put some new fuel in and it starts right away.
    We also have the E10 (the old 95) that's even worse!!! For a daily driver no problem whatsover though..

    So what was done this time:
    - installed a hydraulic powersteering with a 2.8i rack and subframe and mounts and a BOB pump
    - installed and modified a Yank tank hydraulic powerbrake unit with a new Landrover bmc
    - had all the hydraulic lines made up
    - installed the original brakes with spacers and 3 liter struts plus vented discs.
    - filled up all the body holes as I use modified bumpers
    - filled up the wiper holes
    - I had the original steel wheels banded to acceptable width.
    - gave her a quick ghetto-garage respray in Gun Metal Grey
    - installed the battery and some music in the boot, I need my metal music to sound decent.
    - The ITB's came off though as it needs a new mot and also needs new setting up and mapping, but my Sil80 is undergoing an extensive restauration so funds go that way for a while now.

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  10. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    Also finally cleaned up all the wiring in the boot and made a lid for easy acces to my fuel pump:



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    Rock on! :D
     
  11. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    I think she looks mighty fine for a woman her age :D. Also my age lol

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  12. caprinerd

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    LS banded rims?
     
  13. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    They are the original rims that came with the car in 1983, I had them banded yes
     
  14. eau de cologne

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  15. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    I used the BOB pump that came with the engine yes, but first I had a tough time looking up all the working pressure data from the BOB pump, the 2.8i rack and the Chevrolet hydroboost.. I don't know the exact psi numbers anymore but they were all compatible! Steering is very light when turning left but a bit harder when turning right though but it's only noticeable when parking.
    My gearbox is an MT75 diesel box with a V6 bellhousing, mated to a 2.8i flywheel, a Transit clutch kit and I made the propshaft myself from an Escort mk2 one as that had the sliding part incorporated in the shaft itself, as the MT75 output shaft is fixed.

    Hope this helps ;)
     
  16. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    Best wishes for everyone!! I discovered filters today, good for me!


    LUCKY #13

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  17. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Lucky 13 I understand ... Been my number for many years ...



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    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    geez Al how old is that pic i just noticed the phone lol
     
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  19. KetsMcLets

    KetsMcLets Registered Capri Power Member

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    This could be taken yesterday, as them Nokia 3310's were indestructible and he probably didn't even had to charge it since 2005 lol
     
  20. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    I still have about 1/2 a dozen of them handsets, and it’s the Nokia business class 6310i..
    I have both silver & gold versions.. I have probably 4 of those car kits as well…
    Best phone I ever had!!!
    And yes that was a 2005 photo!!
    Used to be able to charge the phone on Sunday, then do a whole week on duty, Saturday playing.. charge up Sunday.. repeat :cool:
     
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  21. caprinerd

    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    my first was what is known as "The Brick" never lost that one and had two batteries as well
     
  22. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    hmm - was that the one that looked like a car battery with a shoulder strap?
    A mate of mine had one - the phone handset bit plugged direct into the car while driving, the battery had a mount & charging point in the boot ...
    when you left the vehicle, the phone 'bit' clipped on top off the battery 'bit' .. weighed a frickin' ton !
     
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    it was indeed
     

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