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We have M3 guides installed as an extra

Ric is local to me so that was a big plus point
 

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As this project has attended to proper cooling , for reliability the cylinder head will in fact - love you long time!
 

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As this project has attended to proper cooling , for reliability the cylinder head will in fact - love you long time!
Great, you've just damned them now! :lol:

Really coming together guys, can't wait to see it on track and keeping everything crossed that you can get it ready for Snetterton.
 

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More info on this Nige?
We simply said to Ric Woods - 'We want better valve guides to put up with full abuse and he did the rest' .

Nice Bronzonium guides came on the TPR-3 and the Crower Springs too but CNC heads use normal Mini stuff as i think we are the first one's to really want to push it on track as he is so busy with other cars the Mini isn't a big seller . That's why I'm happy we are really local for freshening it up and looking at further improvements if it's needed . Ric is confident it won't as his way is - do it the best and then that's it . But it all remains to be seen how things perform but I'm not at all worried about it's reliabilty or performance .
 

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Great, you've just damned them now! :lol:

Really coming together guys, can't wait to see it on track and keeping everything crossed that you can get it ready for Snetterton.
Pretty sure it won't be ready now as it's not going for the engine loom until very late August (Bank holiday i expect ) , plus we have no money left to test it and enter TA sadly . Damn those lottery winners !!
 

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No - the head will love you long time ! Everything in the known universe follows the rules of physics with the single exception of the game of Golf - but that is a Scottish game, and so only to be expected .
A game so bizzare , that after hitting the ball , the commentator,cameraman,opposition,spectators or guy who hit the ball , have no clue as to where the fuckers gone !

What are the Trac cont plans for the car
 

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Tim
We have M3 guides installed as an extra

Ric is local to me so that was a big plus point
Cool, good to know. Always had it in my mind from the track Scotland site that you were up that way. Ric is a friend of Guy's and well respected so you're in good hands. Are you using the Quaife gear kit?
 

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Lee is the Scottish part , I'm Manchester and Ric is stockport based so 15 minutes away

Gearbox is oem apart from OS LSD . Sequential is the dream
 

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This is now just my car and is 4 years late and counting
 

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First outing in 18 months scheduled for 18/19 April . She's now very conservatively mapped to 314 bhp and 242 lb/ft spooling at 3700 ish on just gate pressure for now until it's put through its run out and checked. Then it's down to the dyno for full power run and some cold mapping before going to Bruntingthorpe to map properly.
Brands Hatch and Oulton Park Time Attack are the target this year if things work out
 

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Finally got to Time Attack so happy . Car was way down on power but I still massively enjoyed the day with good mates
 
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Cool !! I'll pm you Paul on TM later as I'd like that
 
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