Hit the thirteen & a half stone mark, very pleased with that. Apart from very little alcohol & stopped all snacking, I've been exercising like hell from my chair, lots of belly planks/crunches & other exercises designed for the over 60's
Must admit I became very lazy over the last few years & was at my heaviest at fifteen & half stone, I've got the bug & I'm going to stay slim....Well that's the plan..
Sorry I didn’t reply last year, I hadn’t thought that anyone would remember me or my car and just wanted to pass on my thanks to you guys for providing such a great stand at the NEC.
I remember the drive well. We had a blast from Havant over Portsdown Hill, down to Wickham and then joined the A27 a little to quickly. I’ve still not driven anything that has the balance that car had with power to handling. I hope the car is still going strong. Feel free to offer me a drive in your car mate or keep me posted on South Coast meets. Do you still get together on occasion?
Anyway, really looking forward to seeing you guys again this year. Chris.
And there was me thinking you were going to be adding a turbo to this
me going turbo way.... haha never
PS.. when I´m thinking about purchasing dead 20VT is only about to make 2.4 VIS atmo conversion with some standart tweaks (head, mild cams, raised compression etc..) for daily use.. 200-220 bhp with loads of linear torque from 2.4 with great sound...
I´m designing long 4-2-1 exhaust manifold for my engine parameters:
44,5mm OD primaries ~650mm long (25.5") 50mm OD secondaries ~300mm long (11,8") 55mm to 60mm collector
I plan to make the headers by mysels during this winter..it will be from mandrel bent , mild steel bends, centerline radius R=100mm.
Its quite challenge to acomodate soo long primaries with this diameter in coupe engine bay.. as the original pipes has quite small diameter and they are too short - 450-500mm... its even more challange to fit e.g 4-1 manifold in the car like coupe due to clearance issues etc, so I looked around many competition cars -mainly S2000 ans S1600 clas rally cars...
as the template I used Orque (japan company) manifold for alfa romeo twinspark.. which looks that it could accomodate really long primaries into tight engine bay (in comaprison to rest of supplier, who makes and profits from enlarged copy of stock manifold..)
Take car magazine jorno’s comments regarding ‘classic cars’ with a large pinch of salt. They have no better idea of the future than mystic meg. Who cares, the coop is a fine fun car that offers pleasure in spades, and why should I expect more?