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    Avon park today

    Excellent day folks, it was great to finally meet some of you. Sorry I didn't get a chance to say goodbye to Engineer and siamblue, I hope the trip home was OK. Best time for me today 15.3@93, need practice on the launches!

    Can't wait for next time, whenever that may be. Keep posted for the Brize Norton RWYB which I'll hopefully have details of this summer.

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    Glad to meet you if only briefly pzorb and nice effort on the strip mate!

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    Well, what a day.

    We saw it all today, bent rods and engines, bigged up power claims that didnt produce, and cars with mte remaps running slower than they used to.

    Nice to see the 3 forums all as one "NOT" as the other club members made no attempts to mingle, just an us and them sort of day as usual.

    Nice to put some faces to names, IC from the VOC, etc, however i feel had i not made the effort i would not have got to know who they were.

    Labmonkey, spread the wealth lol,

    All in all, a dam good laugh
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    So who had the best run 2day then , was it the welsh by any chance ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin

    We saw it all today, bent rods and engines, bigged up power claims that didnt produce
    Tell us more Gimp Overlord!!!!

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    Spesh didnt run as his car isnt finished.

    SW auto's ran a 13 second quarter in his 850, but i think it was having problems on the last run, it sounded like it was mis or back firing down the strip.
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    Nice to meet up with some old faces - didn't get chance to meet any new, but my darling children were keeping me busy - lol....
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    was a great day had by me, i love these kinds of gathering where we all get together and mingle, that's where my love of the T5 exists, even though i had a mishap, know what it was and could kick myself as i have a £500 piece of kit arriving in the morning that would've prevented the mishap, had a guy come over and said it was only the top end, so fingers crossed, but fear it is the con rod/s,
    onwards and upwards as they say, car is now at SW Auto's ready for the H con rods, and ARP bolts, will get her rehoned and new rings if the bores aren't too bad, as she has now done 149k, so now is the time too sort her properly,

    best laugh of the day was WOBBLY, you are mad mate lol, running the Astra,
    can wait for the next one meeting,

    biggest thanks from me for all those that were sincere in my mishap, and helped and offered help, you know who you all are,

    regards Gary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin

    SW auto's ran a 13 second quarter in his 850, but i think it was having problems on the last run, it sounded like it was mis or back firing down the strip.

    Hang on a sec - hasn't this car got like a million bhp (I forget the exact figures at it seems to change every week!) and yet it's only .5 of a seconf faster than spesh with a 19T and 304 remap??? You'd be soooo gutted wouldn't you!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by siamblue
    was a great day had by me, i love these kinds of gathering where we all get together and mingle, that's where my love of the T5 exists, even though i had a mishap, know what it was and could kick myself as i have a £500 piece of kit arriving in the morning that would've prevented the mishap, had a guy come over and said it was only the top end, so fingers crossed, but fear it is the con rod/s,
    onwards and upwards as they say, car is now at SW Auto's ready for the H con rods, and ARP bolts, will get her rehoned and new rings if the bores aren't too bad, as she has now done 149k, so now is the time too sort her properly,

    best laugh of the day was WOBBLY, you are mad mate lol, running the Astra,
    can wait for the next one meeting,

    biggest thanks from me for all those that were sincere in my mishap, and helped and offered help, you know who you all are,

    regards Gary.

    Gary,
    Bad news Gary - sorry to hear Any idea's what caused it?

    x

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    Good day out as always! Im very pleased with my driving but not so happy with my expc refurb turbo, airleaks fixed but theres not much left in her at 140 max 144. My old turbo made 156 no problem.
    My old turbo also managed 15.01 @ 98mph V 15.5@ 90.95.
    Clearley I need to spend some money for next time!
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    Can't believe I missed this! I was drinking till 6am this morning with my future Brother In Law on his Stag night. Such hardship

    Gary that's harsh! Been there done that! Bigger and better next time I reckon! What boost did you run it at?

    Spesh did a 13.5??? NICE!

    Next time, I'll try and be there.

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    Glad you all had a good day!
    Would love to have been there, but finally got a chance to carry out the long awaited work - oil and crankcase breather system change. Hopefully it should run a little better now.
    Wish I had a Volvo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrsmopp
    Bad news Gary - sorry to hear Any idea's what caused it?

    x

    you won't believe what caused it, car has been running fine all week, with the MBC running at .9 bar, but i decided to connect up the old BCS as i thought it would run to max boost, and remove the MBC, she spiked at 3k and that was that, should've left the MBC on, but we live and learn and hind sight is a funny old thing, my missus is cool with it too, think she feels sorry for me lol,
    That's the risk we run by upping the power, and fitting bigger things,
    the car looked great gleaming on the back of the trailer being towed away, but at least i got a lift home in a R cheers Engineer,

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    Quote Originally Posted by siamblue
    you won't believe what caused it, car has been running fine all week, with the MBC running at .9 bar, but i decided to connect up the old BCS as i thought it would run to max boost, and remove the MBC, she spiked at 3k and that was that, should've left the MBC on, but we live and learn and hind sight is a funny old thing, my missus is cool with it too, think she feels sorry for me lol,
    That's the risk we run by upping the power, and fitting bigger things,
    the car looked great gleaming on the back of the trailer being towed away, but at least i got a lift home in a R cheers Engineer,

    Gary.
    Hope the damage on your pocket wont be too bad. Jit's a very understanding lady lol!!

    x

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    Yup sounds like a good excuse to do an upgrade siamblue!! I mean, what choice do you have but to get new forged conrods and a ported head?

    What were the fastest 'normal' cars there? Supras?
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    very good day out never seen so many volvo's lol got mine down to a 14.5 now not sure if thats good or bad for a s60 but im happy to get one in the 14s. did not reconise hamish waving to me out his hill climb car to last min lol

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    Well, a huge event then by the sounds of it over various thread, lots of volvo's there, so how many were actually running then? Which one's did well, which one's not so well etc, hope to see a lot more time's appearing over the course of the evening, hopefully breakages and problems were few and far between, sorry to hear about your car Gary, that's a bit of a ££££ter indeed, good to see you taking it the right way though and looking at it as an excuse to upgrade to bigger and better things.

    When you say Stuart managed a 13 second 1/4, is that the general "13" in that it was under 14 seconds, or was it a flat 13?

    It's a shame to hear there was a bit of us and them going on with the other volvo forums, there really is no need for this or any digs towards other parties etc that have already appeared in this thread, at least everyone seems to have just gotten on with the day and had a good one, good to see Justin making the effort and chatting with IC who I've met numerous times and always very sound and easy to get on with.

    Anyway, I await more times etc to nosy at and in the meantime hopefully anyone who was there can let me know how all the other volvo's faired.

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    sorry to hear about your engine gary.
    understand you were running a 16t map with a 19t?

    from what i was told it was defo the bottom end. and i have never seen a broken top end

    nat- track prep was less than piss poor.
    i did 14.9 to give you an idea of how much spin up i got!
    and hamish needed new pants i think in the jedi
    all i saw was it sideways all the way up and 12.0

    so fastest time of the day to hamish!
    now : 850 2.5 auto

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    swa- first run 14.8 !!

    best from swa's 13.0 not sure how fast but i didnt see much wheel spin on that run.

    and the best bit- my t4 fastest time in the uk still stands . no good 100000 bhp if you cant put it down.
    now : 850 2.5 auto

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