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From: boltar2003 on 1 Oct 2009 08:40
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:04:52 +0100
Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>> see them going far when their power has been doubled or more.
>Yet here I have a standard Capri with 174,000 miles on the clock on its
God knows how you've managed it. None of my parents cars lastest much beyond
the 30K mark and they were serviced properly.
>> I've never seen a stock cavalier with 300bhp from a 4 pot.
>If it had 300BHP, it wasn't a stock engine.
Look at the specs for the Z28 which was a standard dealership model.
Its handling might have been non existent , but in a straight line little
could beat it.
From: boltar2003 on 1 Oct 2009 08:44
On Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:01:07 +0100
%firstname.lastname@example.org (Steve Firth) wrote:
>The 4.0V6 in the Mustang puts out 210 bhp, the same that Ford Europe
>manage from a 2.0 ST.
The mustangs figures might be a bit lame , but its rather apples and oranges.
Remove the turbo from the focus and then lets see how much it puts out.
From: Silk on 1 Oct 2009 09:08
> On Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:56:48 +0100
> Conor <conor(a)gmx.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> BTW, you don't need the DCOE's nor the Cosworth rods to do 155BHP
>>>> although you do need the 2.1 litre uprating and changing to the Weber
>>>> 38DGAS carb as the 32/36DGV tops out at around 135BHP. Neither do you
>>>> need the Aldon dizzy.
>>> Cossie rods were there, so I fitted 'em. Properly set up Aldon dizzy is
>>> more accurate than using the old Bosch or Motorcraft job - having the
>>> sparks at the right time is pretty important when you're trying to get
>>> more power from an engine.
>> No argument there. I think I'd go Megajolt though and get a proper
>> mapping done.
> Can someone explain why anyone would spend time and money trying to hot
> rod some antiquated POS when after all that effort they *still* end up
> with an engine that can barely match a diesel mondeo?
They try to convince us they have a "classic" by choice because they
don't want to admit they can't afford a decent car. No one is fooled.
From: Adrian on 1 Oct 2009 09:28
Silk <me(a)privacy.net> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
>> Can someone explain why anyone would spend time and money trying to hot
>> rod some antiquated POS when after all that effort they *still* end up
>> with an engine that can barely match a diesel mondeo?
> They try to convince us they have a "classic" by choice because they
> don't want to admit they can't afford a decent car. No one is fooled.
Yeh, I'll bet that bloke in the Austin-Healey 3000 the other day _really_
wished he was driving a diesel Octavia instead.
Or the XK150 drophead. Or the DB2/4 convertible. Oh, wait, both of those
last two were parked outside £1m++ houses. The Aston was sharing
drivespace with a Toerag & a Boxy.
Perhaps you forgot that Conor also has a recent diesel Mondeo?
Perhaps you should just admit that you're, ultimately, a deeply grey and
From: Silk on 1 Oct 2009 09:30
and 3g is fairly basic.
I can never get a signal. :-(