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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- ITS ALIVE! [Re: ] #1322056
04/03/2012 20:53
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been a bit quiet for a few weeks, mainly dotting the i's and crossing the t's ready for its visit to Leighton.

in the mean time i made this with all the pics i had smile

video compelation

so an early start on saturday saw me packed up and ready to go

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in the capable hands on leighton and paul

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i came away with a safe 327bhp @ 1.35 bar

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this means i can get some seat time finally driving

Nice to see the FCSS crew turn up, and meet david with his new coupe, and as always a big thanks to leighton for working his magic bow

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- ITS ALIVE! [Re: ] #1322884
07/03/2012 12:12
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Gone at bit mad....

shakedown @ Mallory park

road trip to angelesy

and PPC

all booked up, time to have some fun driving

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- Mapped! [Re: ] #1325993
18/03/2012 00:10
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decided to heat wrap the DP due to clearance

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and shift light fitted


finally got chance to clean the car (during some nice weather) ahead of next weekend.

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btw it missing the bonnet because it getting some pins and a vent smile

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- Mapped! [Re: ] #1327522
22/03/2012 13:47
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The car has now got an MOT smile (im not currently planning on tax/ins, but it should make scrutineering a bit simpler)

10w60 oil, 5.1 dot and new coolant going in tomorrow, and geometry set up on friday ready for the weekend driving

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- Mapped! [Re: ] #1328652
25/03/2012 14:44
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had an fantastic day yesterday at mallory, weather started off fooggy but soon cleared up for bright blue skies and gorgeous sunshine cool

pretty smooth saling all day, car held up very well, although i was seeing water temp were getting a bit high after couple of hotlaps!?

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- Mapped! [Re: ] #1336939
22/04/2012 17:39
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quick update, not much been done on the car, since its been running fine.

added a 1mm oil restrictor onto the turbo
purchased an aftermarket fan controller

due to the camber mod needing an a slight tweek required to achieve corret camber. i was running 0° at mallory. now ive got it set to -1.8°

gave the trailer a service.

next weekend while most of you fcckers are away at spa, i'll be venturing up to anglesey circuit driving

Ninja

Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1338767
29/04/2012 16:13
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All i can say is WOW, what a weekend, thoroughly enjoyed smile

Anglesey circuit is fantastic, rain held off for us all day (although a bit windy if anything).

GP track in the morning and coastal track in the afternoon. Personally loving the 'corkscrew' of the coastal track.

had a little issue with the camber bolts, but easily rectified (once we indentified it).

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1348379
02/06/2012 23:44
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went to PPC (19/5/2012) which was fun. Some weird and wonderful machinary there crazy

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First session went pretty smoothly.

Session I

unfortunately blew a boost hose off in the second session, and again in the third. (and the sessions to too short to fix the issue and sufficiently get back out again, live and learn)

Also managed get a passenger ride in JBT's beast. AWESOME!

Next, donnington laugh

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1355187
26/06/2012 17:55
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Enjoyed a nice wet morning at donny on friday (my first wet track day), made even more interesting by 75% of drivers holding MSA licenses, due to a club meeting the following day! (although to be honest most were respectful of the few 'trackdayers', a few weren't)

Saw a lot of red flags on the morning, a few serious smashes unfortunately!

had my first proper spin in the car at the bottom of craners, going through the old hairpin wobble managed to stay in the confinds of the tarmac though.

started to dry up towards the afternoon, allowing me to push the car a bit harder, and get a real feel for the track.

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a few nice bits of kit, buddy club kitted out DC5, a Golf R32 single turbo, few radicals to name a few. Met a few nice petrol heads.

All in all though, a good day had. Donny is a fantastic track, will definately be doing it again in the future.


Ninja

Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1366328
09/08/2012 12:12
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bit of an update, the car has been sat neglected for a while, but ive booked oulton for october smile

this completes my plan for this year, to drive;

1. Donnington
2. Oulton
3. Angelsey

Also picked up an alloy rad, hopefully this should help with the slight cooling issue ive been seeing.

Ninja

Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1406541
26/01/2013 15:09
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long overdue pictures for oulton park

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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1410453
12/02/2013 09:56
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very much undecided what to do with the car this year, due to other commitments i have little time and a shoe string budget anything to the car this year.

so, do i;

A. put the car up for sale as is. The car is currently road worthy and has an MOT.

B. strip the car completely of any unnecassary wieght? cheap way of gaining more. With no starage space everything would end up in the skip (no turning back).

C. Break the car, as is always the case, due to spec the car is worth more in bits, but this would break my heart after the effort, not to mention the hassle.

Ninja

Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1480762
26/03/2014 11:49
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Ok, its been some time since my last update, and the car hasn't really done a fat lot other than collect dust, so I decided to pull my finger out.

Unfortunately towards the end of 2012, the turbo started to make a very strange whining noise on boost, it did not seem to affect performance, but something was not right. I have since lost positive all boost!

I have check all pipes, and bolted connections for split/breaks, and have deduced it must be the turbo itself

the turbo and downpipe has now been removed (and replaced the with standard items just to keep the car mobile), so I can investigate the issue.


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Re: Bravo 20vt Project (getting pic heavy)- On Track! [Re: ] #1495963
27/06/2014 13:20
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Bit of an update;

after removing the turbo from the car, and then the actuator from the turbo, it felt a bit stiff. Has it pressure tested and sure enough it was sticking (both open and closed!)

New actuator now fitted, and I will hopefully re-fit the turbo in a few weeks, and she will be back to full health.

Ninja

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