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Post by sdelasal » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:23 pm

Here's a couple of links that provide a taster of the tools/methods used for controls development..

http://www.dspaceinc.com/shared/data/pd ... mbh%29.pdf

http://www.ricardo.com/What-we-do/Techn ... ectronics/

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Post by scarecrow » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Thanks for that Steve - I haven't slept so well in ages :wink: :D


The 14 is done! The results from the rolling-road place are, 88.6BHP at 5563rpm and 92.4lbft / 3850 rpm :lol: Not sure how that compares with before but it certainly goes much better.

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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:41 pm

Given that the brochure spec was 72bhp & 82lbft, and the power output of the TU3S engine (with a different camshaft) was from memory 85bhp, I'd say not bad at all!

Or if I wanted to be a cynic I'd suggest the rolling road needed calibration... :wink: But whatever the actual figures are the main point is you can feel a difference! :D
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Post by scarecrow » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Bloomin lot of work for a few extra horses really - but it's worth it to have a car that isn't jumpfarting around all the time. Next thing is going to be a clutch as it seems to bite very high up. The choke's too fast but I can knock it back a bit easily enough (famous last words).

Other than the smoothness now, I can't really notice the power, it certainly doesn't give the kick of the tzd :wink:

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:34 am

mat_fenwick wrote:Given that the brochure spec was 72bhp & 82lbft, and the power output of the TU3S engine (with a different camshaft) was from memory 85bhp, I'd say not bad at all!

Or if I wanted to be a cynic I'd suggest the rolling road needed calibration... :wink: But whatever the actual figures are the main point is you can feel a difference! :D
I wonder if the K&N air filter accounts for the extra couple of horsepower?

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:17 pm

Oh dear - it's just too much fun! I feel like I'm 17 again. I was only thinking the other day how much I miss playing rugby...

I was innocently driving along and a KA2 tried to undertake me :roll: then a 106 tried tailgating me so I teased him for a while by going very slow, then byebye. The Carb. sounds like an angry dog growling when the second chamber comes in.

I must admit it made me laugh quite a lot. I even forgot I had taken my 80yo mother out shopping, but she said she enjoyed it too :wink: I haven't had this much fun for ages (not since I first drove the tzd).

The next thing to do is drive sensibly and see what mpg I get :?

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Post by electrokid » Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:33 pm

Steve - PM sent.
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Post by scarecrow » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:20 pm

There I was - doing the right thing, trying to support local businesses by using the smaller shops in our local shopping precinct, and the big, fat Hitler bitch parking slut gave me an enforcement notice because my ticket had run out by 5 minutes! AND I know it was vindictive because I'd caught her hovering around the car (she should stick to hoovering) whilst I was at the ticket machine buying a ticket a couple of days ago, and I'd joked she'd have to try harder. She'd then gone on to tell me I shouldn't leave my dog in the car because it was too hot - even though I leave all the windows open and it was about 7C outside!

What's so frustrating is that there's nothing you can do about it. I truly understand how the Unabomber must have felt to do what he did. What has happened to our society where rules are enforced indiscriminately against people just trying to go about their day-to-day lives? You try to keep your nose clean and 'they' just punch you repeatedly on it.

Stuff this country and all the phoney politicians, the far right, the communists the ideologues the bankers the petty little twats with a uniform and a grudge. Stuff 'em all. They do nothing when you're a victim of crime and then persecute you for existing.


I have just thought of an excellent ruse - I shall gather up all of my old parking tickets, line them all up along the dashboard, with a valid one somewhere amongst them. How long will that take to read them all?

Grrrrrr

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Post by sdelasal » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:09 pm

Steve - It's not all negative - It sounds like you're giving someone the opportunity to shine in the job they enjoy, the fine is contributing to the salary - and possibly offsetting the need of the council to raise local taxes to pay that salary. And ... with 'lessons having been learnt' by you, hopefully this type of crime will be reduced & our 'streets will be safer'. Good job I say.

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:19 am

:shock: :wink:

Lesson learnt, my arse. I'm now contemplating overthrowing the council... if I can get enough rebel support :wink: Self-immolation is no longer an option as I can't afford the petrol, plus someone said it might hurt.

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Post by scarecrow » Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:39 pm

Having said all that, the bx does go rather well :D If I can get through a whole week without any spirited driving I'll work out what I've done to the fuel consumption. I've a feeling it's a bit down on the single Carb. setup.

Something I've been reminded of is that the accelerator pedal doesn't offer enough resistance - which is a bit uncomfortable when cruising on the motorway. I'll have to look at beefing-up a spring somewhere.

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Going to Belgium... nearly

Post by scarecrow » Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:24 pm

Polished the car yesterday ready for a run to Belgium, but only got as far as the Channel Tunnel check-in, I got my dates mixed up and arrived a week early :oops: So, I'm off to Belgium next week now and not Stratford as I'd hoped :?

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Post by messerschmitt owner » Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:37 pm

scarecrow wrote: Stuff this country and all the phoney politicians, the far right, the communists the ideologues the bankers the petty little twats with a uniform and a grudge. Stuff 'em all. They do nothing when you're a victim of crime and then persecute you for existing.

Grrrrrr
I do believe the traffic warden was doing nothing more than redistributing the wealth to someone less well off than you, which is, I am sure you will agree, a very sensible thing to do.
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Post by scarecrow » Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:48 am

What is your point? We all know that petty fines such as these hit the poorest hardest - whilst the rich swan about in all their glorious vulgarity oblivious to such trifling matters. But that's okay, right? Because we all see that if you're rich enough you can do whatever you fucking want. What the wealthy need to realise is that their laws become progressively less relevant with increasing poverty. Eventually there is a point at which one has nothing left to lose...

I see the BBC have cottoned on to the growing movement towards Marxist ideals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14764357

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Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:13 am

I think income related fines have a lot going for them - as you point out the severity of the 'punishment' for some offences varies according to how well off you are.
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