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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:27 am 
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Thanks for that. It does sound very well sorted since Wayne remapped it. He's clearly done a top job and pulled a lot more tractability out of the spec than I thought we could achieve.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:04 pm 
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On the local by-pass a 16v vectra with a big exhaust pipe tried to pull away from it, i just kept behind him, i could see him almost constantly looking in his mirror, so i pulled out and went past, he was obviously holding up traffic and not making progress.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Not bad for a 27 year old banger :)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:38 pm 
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This thread has died a death somewhat. What's happening with the 46mm valve engine Dave?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:44 am 
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The car has been off the road during the winter, I'll tax it Monday. I've put new front vented brakes on, set of sport springs and i should have a pair of double adjustable shocks for the front next week, also a rear ARB will be going on.
I was planning on fitting the 46mm valve engine into 'turbo killer', but I'm not now, the time spent swapping the engine etc could be used getting the '71 99 ready, this is where the engine will be going anyway.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Is that the ex-turbo challenge APs you got from my Dad, Dave?
If so, did they go on OK? What have you done about the handbrake?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 4:25 pm 
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No Al, they are the front handbrake 900 vented brakes/discs.
I have an adapter to fit on the rear axle, this will allow me to fit a Wilwood caliper with a mechanical handbrake.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:23 pm 
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New front vented brakes with stainless braid hoses, I'm going to try a set of Mintex F4 pads :)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Looks good. APs for the rally car I take it?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:18 pm 
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Yes, the AP calipers/discs/bells will be for the rally car, along with some other goodies :). The double adjustable shocks arrived today, very substantial and well made.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Hopefully I'll have the time this week to get these fitted, bleed the brakes and get it back on the road.
They also come with a test sheet.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:34 am 
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Haven't looked at mine since they were fitted. I know they have a reputation for the adjusters seizing to I put a load of coppalip on the shanks before I fitted them. Hopefully that has worked!


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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:22 am 
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Not bad for a 27 year old banger :)
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That's a fantastic looking old car :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 6:58 am 
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Dave those bushes wear out on the newer Avo's in about two seconds. They standardised the fittings and made a poly bush to fit the ends for the spherical bearings and there is not enough bearing surface for the poly. I would just fit propper bearings into them once they wear out. Avo's still arnt a patch on Billies. We just used our Avo's to get some bump rebound settings, then sent them to TAS and they valved some Billies to our settings.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:16 am 
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I was informed they have since been improved. When and if they do wear out, they will be sent back!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:06 pm 
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This thread has died a death somewhat. What's happening with the 46mm valve engine Dave?


Sorry for breaking in to this thread, but i'm trying to get into contact with Dave (Pumaracing) about some serious headwork.

I like the wat how sonett's Saab has gained so much power and torque, brilliant!!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:49 pm 
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Not used the 99 much in the last 12 months or so, just sailed through another MOT this afternoon, no advisories, just waiting for the tax disc to arrive.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Why am I not suprised it went straight through 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:55 pm 
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What brand are the discs. They look very 'steelish' compared with some I've seen. Makes a difference to braking performance depending on what kind of discs you use.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:13 am 
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What brand are the discs. They look very 'steelish' compared with some I've seen. Makes a difference to braking performance depending on what kind of discs you use.


I think they are NOS Lockheed discs.

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