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andygtt

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I already have a thread running called "My Project Supercar" but I have recently put that on hold while I have a little fun with my Noble M12.

Ive had the M12 for a few years and it has been my company car iterally, I have done 40k miles in it in this time and it remained completely standard and was quite frankly an astonishing machine that was a worthy replacement for my M3 company car (the M3 turned into my track day toy after covering 160k and is an amazing car).

Earlier this year I had a slack period at work so decided to do some routine maintenance and to correct a few known issues with my model as std (weak gearbox, no track day sump etc) which whilst had never caused issue or unreliablity I wanted to do just to keep it that way.
As with all best laid plans it all went horribly wrong, I upgraded the box clutch etc and then remapped it to 400bhp... were almost imediatelly the big ends in the engine went...

So I decided to go the whole hog and put a mountune race engine it, also upgraded the box to a 6 speeder which I has strengthend, changed the clutch again (as box used different one) etc etc.. all this cost me close to what I originally paid for the car and when finished we rolling roaded it and it did 480bhp on low boost (0.9bar full boost would be 1.7bar).
We never mapped it for full power as we had some issues with the spark plugs and so I went to lemans and had a ball in the car on low boost.... upon return the engine prompty dropped 2 valves and destroyed itself due to an assembly fault by myself.... not good frown

Anyhow I have now decided to absolutelly mad with the car, I have sold almost all the nice parts that made it the monster spec that it was (intercooler, exhaust, turbos etc etc) and I have started a whole set of all new mods... these include developing my own single large turbo setup, developing a tripple plate clutch and doing a whole set of chassis mods (I cut the rear chassis off) and some radical body mods.

All in all its going to be a bit of a monster and hopefully quite unique and maybe a little fast smile

Anyhow onto some pics.



In its std guise with some stripes that I fitted and some M400 wheels.



Engine lunched itself



new clutch and flywheel helped save 10kgs off the rotating masses!!!!


some of the new nice bits ready to go on... old race spec turbo and fuel pump as examples... the race spec is 600bhp and im 'going a step further smile






new exhaust runs dual external wastegates which will be unsilenced smile





body mods are going to be kept under cover for the moment, mainly as they typically look rubbish until they are complete and painted smile

chriis

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62 months

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Look forward to updates !

nonuts

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109 months

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That exhaust / wastegate set-up is yum

More pics please!

PS. you are clearly mad, good work!

robsco

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56 months

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Absolute madness, bookmarked. smile

Alfa GTV

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43 months

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Amazing, top work cloud9
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FreeLitres

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57 months

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Loverly! As if standard wasn't fast enough!!! thumbup


722Adam

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andygtt said:
yikes

That is going to fly... once it spools up hehe

It'll be lag, driving lag, driving lag, driving WOOSH

Mr Dave

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75 months

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This looks stupid in the best possible way! I love it!

Janosh

659 posts

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Company car?! I'm clearly doing the wrong job!

Nice work and hats off to your patience with all the issues

andygtt

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722Adam said:
andygtt said:
yikes

That is going to fly... once it spools up hehe

It'll be lag, driving lag, driving lag, driving WOOSH
sorry but this is completely wrong and a common misconception... if its not less laggy than the previous spec and hold power over a significantly larger power band then I have messed up... full boost should be achieved at around 4000rpm and hold till the 8000rpm redline rather than tail off at 6500rpm as the twin turbos do.
Please remember there are 6 cylinders and 3L driving that turbo wereas the little turbo has only 3 cylinders and 1.5L driving it.

Also Im running a Motec M800 with anti lag and traction control etc with totaly variable boost and traction control via the ecu...

I should point out that I am not planning on running more boost than before, just hold it for longer.






Edited by andygtt on Thursday 2nd December 21:02

davepoth

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722Adam said:
andygtt said:
yikes

That is going to fly... once it spools up hehe

It'll be lag, driving lag, driving lag, driving WOOSH
It's not lag, it's boost threshold. Two very different things. But I'm guessing the boost threshold will be quite a step. biggrin I assume you'll have a lower boost "street" map to stop it being a bit scary on the road?

Edited by davepoth on Thursday 2nd December 20:59

722Adam

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Guess you learn something new everyday, apologies for misunderstanding.

You're still mad though wink Awesome project.

andygtt

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sorry wasnt meaning to sound arsy, just hear it a lot and i've gone to a lot of lengths to make sure its less laggy than before.

going to have 3 settings for boost, Low, medium and high smile

gareth.e

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69 months

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:O running legit anti lag too?

Or888t

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53 months

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Fantasic, Bookmarked.
It should be epic, you seam to know exactly what your doing! thumbup

lordlee

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125 months

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Awesome and dare I say it a little mad project there Andy! Any other and than a monster race engine and sawing the back end off?

HeavySoul

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99 months

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Excellent.

I appreciate you lunacy and am looking forward to updates.

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Conian

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Count me in for the updates, looking great!

Egg Chaser

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Bookmarked, that things going to be mental wobble

dom9

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Another great project from you, Andy! biggrin

However, you need to develop that 48v BMW engine!
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