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post #221 of 266 (permalink) Old 13-08-2016, 10:48
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Tell me about it, i'm on my 4th week of 60+ hours.
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post #222 of 266 (permalink) Old 13-08-2016, 16:36 Thread Starter
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Tell me about it, i'm on my 4th week of 60+ hours.
Yeah had enough of working
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Quick update, everything apart from getting the door strips painted is done and she's booked in at Emerald start of September for mapping. I will have 3 maps done being road, race and sprint so hopefully can get back on a trackday by mid September. Since ive got to drive it upto emerald and I've finally got the ZS wheels finished I'm putting them on the ZR as they have new tyres and if all goes well on mapping side I will probably use it for the month.....

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Glad you've decided to use emerald I can't praise them enough. I am more than happy to drive the 3+ hrs for a mapping session there. I good thing about them is they have all sorts of things for the K if you have a hic up on the R/R. They will check the verniers to start with, if its of interest to you check the javlin sprint series they have a event coming up in sept and the 300 circuit at snetterton in October although a track day may be more productive with the car.
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Glad you've decided to use emerald I can't praise them enough. I am more than happy to drive the 3+ hrs for a mapping session there. I good thing about them is they have all sorts of things for the K if you have a hic up on the R/R. They will check the verniers to start with, if its of interest to you check the javlin sprint series they have a event coming up in sept and the 300 circuit at snetterton in October although a track day may be more productive with the car.
Yeah should be good the person I normally use cant fit me in for a while still so I'm going to go to emerald as I really want to get it sorted now. All tho there's no real rush I just want to have it sorted now not much point it sitting around for another year as I would like to get a bit of use from in before the wether turns
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Money well spent on the 3 maps too !
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Money well spent on the 3 maps too !
Yeah should make driving it on the road a bit nicer
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Ok guys we are all mapped up and ready for track again. Thank God everyone went great at Emerald and I had a really enjoyable day there all tho wasn't nice driving there on the base map car drove horrible on road and was stuck in traffic on black cat roundabout at the A1 at 7am couldn't believe it. Anyway drive home was great and all smiles so was all worth the money, travel and early start. Came away with 2 maps which are switched in the car....

1. Track map- 7500rpm, full throttle gear change, over run enrichment etc 181bhp

2. Road map- toned down power, 7000rpm, over run fueling and flat shift off

So not quite at my 190bhp in my head figure yet but the person doing the mapping thinks with the Janspeed manifold and de-cat and timing set to 120-100thou on the cams should be about there but for now I'm happy and can honestly say the car feels very quick and I've had some fast cars in my Time. Anyway here's a video on the dyno and will get some "on the road videos done tomoz...

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Fair bit of poke there mate.
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Fair bit of poke there mate.
Getting there mate will definitely surprise a few people
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Well few weeks in guys using the ZR and pleased to report still no problems to speck of so hopefully its all come good in the end. I also finally manged to get the bump strips painted glad to say the top coat was a great match and the new stickers also came out top.....

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Nice feeling when its all your own work too,
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Nice feeling when its all your own work too,
Yeah I guess there's that Trackday booked today to going 5th Nov with some friends 3x MX's and a MK2 MR2 so should be a good day
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Well unfortunately my months insurance is almost at an end on the ZR but I'm pleased to say it has missed a beat, leaked anything and has been a real good laugh. Got a trackday booked on 5th November with 4 good friends (3x MX5's and a MR2) so cant wait for that hopefully weather will hold out so can use the slicks. Thought as was nice after work took the country road long way home....







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Got a load of spares at weekend, local breakers had a MK2 1.4+ in so got a deal for 100 i had from 9a.m to 12 p.m to take what i could before it became a bean can....




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Few more bits today, popped over to DVA Power to get a sump baffle....



And got the switch fitted for the switchable maps....

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Went for a change on the sump baffle changed over to the viton flap version on the right....


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Well only few days left till trackday and everything turning into made rush again, got sump off at weekend to fit the baffle only to find my sump was different to the normal k series so been on a mad hunt to find another sump.....



As you can see mine had another bit of cast on the right hand side but anyway that done now and thought i would try some Millers NT oil see what all the fuzz is about hopefully with give me another full HP....



Also noticed i had a split c.v boot so be a cold one after work tomoz night getting that sorted.
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Ok guys quick update on trackday. Started off Friday night carrying out emergency repair and replacing a split c.v boot at 8pm....

Followed by a quick wash.....


And all was ready for a early start this morning with the boys (4x MX5's and a MK3 MR2).....

We managed to get a garage which was a bit of luck because morning was damp with a little shower so was on the road tyres till lunch. Thankfully by 1pm the sun was out so the slicks went on....


I'm glad to report the car was amazing, no problems to report, engine didn't mis a beat all day and pulled like a champ and only was passed by a 2014 M3, a new Focus RS and a 2015 GT3 RS and a set of piper cams wont do much against those. Had a really good day so looks like it all paid off in the end I had to be kicked out at end of day was only car left....

Was also another MG there which was nice a MK1 ZS180 not sure if anyone knows him was a older guy was good behind wheel tho but was glad the ZR with the work was faster on the straights....


Any way thats all for now got everything on video so will hopefully get those edited tomoz as takes hours and hours on my laptop.
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