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doz

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72 posts

145 months

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Monday 11th August 2003 quote quote all
I'm sure this has been posted several times but can someone point me in the direction of a good rolling road in the South. I have an Ultima GTR with Chevy 383ci bench dyno of 560bhp/540lb/ft so need somewhere professional where I can test the performance now it is in situ. Around Guildford/Wichester location.

thanks guys.

Doz

(can't spell!)

>>> Edited by doz on Monday 11th August 16:19

IPAddis

1,752 posts

171 months

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Tuesday 12th August 2003 quote quote all
The closest I've found (I'm in Bournemouth) is Power Engineering in Uxbridge. I believe they ran up a 600bhp 911 on there with no problems.

Mark.S

473 posts

164 months

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Tuesday 12th August 2003 quote quote all
Power Engineering are a good bunch, can't go wrong there.

N17 TVR

2,937 posts

158 months

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Tuesday 12th August 2003 quote quote all
Mark.S said:
Power Engineering are a good bunch, can't go wrong there.


I second that emotion.....

skid

626 posts

144 months

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Wednesday 13th August 2003 quote quote all
Doz,

please research then first!!!!!!!!!!

I'm sure they are fine on modern ecu'd engines but I run a cobra with a 350 SBC with about 350 bhp. I'm assuming you are running a carb, maybe even a holly, or 2!

I wanted mine set up proerly on a rolling road with all the primary and secondary jets adjusted plus also the spring on the secondary side to bring it in at the right moment on the power & torque curve.

I had major problems finding a rolling road over 300 bhp and someone who really, really knew his way around a carb. Ask lots of questions as you can't afford some one making a 'guess' with your car.

Power Eng were ok but I wasn't convinced.

I have found Tom Airey tuning near Petersfield, Hants. He knows his way around a carb and even has some jets on the shelf!

The only problem for you is he's limited to about 400bhp I think.

The BEST people you can speak to are in Bristol. I can't remember them at the moment but there can't be many. Check out Yell. They specifically have V8 & Carb experience and have a 1000bhp road!!!!!!! They are used to seeing serious cars like yours.

Unfortunately they have atleast a months waiting list.

I will go there when I have my Nitrous fully installed and see if I can do a full power run with them.

Hope this helps a bit. Also I suggest if going for a proper set up buy & install an easy service kit if your secondaries are sealed, plus an easy access plate for the secondary spring. All makes changing very quick and will save you hours of wasted dyno time. Also get a selection of jets on sale or return so you can really get the optimum set up.

My rolling road is this Saturday. Email me if your interested in the result or any other info.

Mark

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_Al_

5,243 posts

145 months

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Wednesday 13th August 2003 quote quote all
doz said:
Around Guildford/Wichester location.



Completely off topic, but where are you based? I've been wondering if there are many PHers in the Guildford area...

enginearin

201 posts

139 months

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Wednesday 13th August 2003 quote quote all
The Bristol bunch are called INTERPRO automotive. Although i can't say anything about their carb knowledge as i'm injection (and don't know S anyway!!)

IPAddis

1,752 posts

171 months

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Thursday 14th August 2003 quote quote all
skid said:
I had major problems finding a rolling road over 300 bhp and someone who really, really knew his way around a carb. Ask lots of questions as you can't afford some one making a 'guess' with your car.

Power Eng were ok but I wasn't convinced.


I don't think I would want the boys at Power Engineering tuning my injected car either as they are more used to rice rockets and RS Turbos. However, the original request was for a rolling road, not tuning expertise which is usually seperate.

Ian A.

boosted ls1

13,652 posts

147 months

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Thursday 14th August 2003 quote quote all
I have seen a lot of negative stuff about PE on other forums which may or may not be deserved. I only dealt with them once when asking for centreforce clutch info. They were deliberately unhelpful and evasive. They basically didn't give a damn so I went to centreforce direct and eventually bought a Mcleod twin plate. It was brilliant and I will buy Mcleod everytime if an AP unit can't do the biz.

doz

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72 posts

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Friday 15th August 2003 quote quote all
Skid/Mark et al.

Thanks for this bit of advice. Very useful. I contacted Power engineering - they only do 400BHP and seemed very vague. I really only saw the benefit of a rolling road if they actually tune the engine to maximum potential now that it was in the car. I will contact the Bristol group.

Live in Farnham/Alton area.

Mark, would be interested in hearing how you get on.

regards

Doz

skid

626 posts

144 months

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Monday 18th August 2003 quote quote all
Doz,

Rolling road was 'interesting'.

Essentially I got what I wanted which was an excellent setting up of the engine/carb on my car.

Tom Airey did a brilliant job and knew what he was doing and filled me with a good sence of security. I had a lucky guess when I fitted the quick change kit on my Holly secondary side and guessed at the jet sizes. They were spot on. On the primary (stock) side it was running way to lean and after correctly changing the jets found another 40bhp purely on the primary side.

I was however disappointed as the rolling road was quite old, there was no dyno sheet and Tom agreed 120 on the phone, and then told me 200 when I came to leave. Now I know his experience comes at a price, but his did quote me 120, and his excuse was 'that sort of power really takes it out of my equipment'. Bitter taste in mouth.

For the record his dyno ran off the scale and he had to estimate a bhp top end figure of 320.

Ok, I'm not after a figure to willy wave at the bar with, and I did get my car set up properly, but the episode cost me 100 per hour on old equipment which is much more expensive than anyone else, plus I have no real idea of exact power. The engine manufacturer did quote 350, but we all know thay bull s**t anyway.

Mark

MGBV8

160 posts

143 months

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Tuesday 19th August 2003 quote quote all
Doz,

Local RR
BHP Byfleet prob only 400bhp
GRL Woking ?
Redline Iver ?
Van aarken berks I think about 700bhp

boxbush

215 posts

138 months

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Tuesday 7th October 2003 quote quote all
Doz,

Sorry but I've only just seen this thread. If you haven't already got sorted you could try BHB Engineering in Southampton 023 8022 0182.

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