The cat is outa the bag.

The cat is outa the bag.

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magpies

4,776 posts

146 months

Monday 12th May 2014
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looking very good there D

Are you visiting Newby at the week-end?

glenrobbo

24,832 posts

114 months

Monday 12th May 2014
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Looking VERY nice Damian!

I think an S Series with an S-Type engine should be just perfect for those Esses on the Eurotour. driving

Not long now, can't wait to see your finished project. thumbup

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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Well after a very long and disappointing couple of months the new engine loom has arrived smile

Ecu now fitted and loom install underway.. Battery on charge so we hope to fire her up tomorrow perhaps?

Will let you know how it goes but it's now feeling real again I may have her back in next couple of weeks..

These things take 4 times longer than you expect and cost twice as much..

Should be a good result in the end..

Damian S3 oh insurance is sorted too

magpies

4,776 posts

146 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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will look forward to seeing it

AutoAndy

2,254 posts

179 months

Thursday 3rd July 2014
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...most importantly, have you got something sorted on the exhaust to make sure that it sounds good... wink

mk1fan

9,894 posts

189 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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So, Snetterton, Oulton or Croft for the trackday outing?

DamianS3

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146 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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All sound good I want to get a decent shakedown run in first and given experiance so far not commiting to anything until I have her back but basically yes.

smile

mk1fan

9,894 posts

189 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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No safer place for a shakedown than on the track wink

DamianS3

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146 months

Wednesday 30th July 2014
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Well quick update the loom etc fitted and mapping has commenced we needed a new tps as the mapper described the mondeo one as an on off switch so anyhoo replacement fitted and onto the rollers...

Can't foresee any more significant delays lols

Damian S3

DamianS3

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1,803 posts

146 months

Thursday 14th August 2014
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Mapping complete I shall be coming to s club after all...



Not a bad power result either..

I will be picking her up tomorrow smile

Damian

Podie

46,227 posts

239 months

Thursday 14th August 2014
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Interesting project and a good result.

For info the Ford and Jag engines are actually quite different. The Ford uses hydraulic lifters whilst the Jag has DAMBs. In fact, the S-type engine is slightly different from the X-type one due to packaging constraints (rear end accessory drive for the water pump for example).

Anyway, the point was that parts aren't always transferable. I know someone who bought a Jag sump for his ST220 and found it didn't fit...

DamianS3

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Thursday 14th August 2014
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Tell me about it we did try a st220 manifold but in the end everything on mine is s type except the throttle body which is st220 this is not ideal mind so will be replaced shortly. smile

v8s4me

6,832 posts

183 months

Thursday 14th August 2014
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Great result Damian! Well done for sticking at it and getting it going. Looking forward to seeing it at SCH.

DamianS3

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146 months

Thursday 14th August 2014
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Thanks I was so worried I wouldn't make it.. The interior might not all be in mind but I will be there..

Oh should have mentioned the graph figures are at the wheels smile

Damian s3

magpies

4,776 posts

146 months

Thursday 14th August 2014
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that's damn impressive

sadly mine won't be ready.....but I'm still coming down

DamianS3

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Monday 22nd December 2014
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Hello folks a brief update.

Picked car up late last week from mapper, but not had expired while away so couldn't use until today.

Dropped off for MOT and she came back with a clean ticket.

Put a few miles on but it was too busy / wet to enjoy properly. Plus I want to aquatint myself with the car again properly.

Anyhoo using for work tomorrow then a few little jobs to over Christmasz

The jenvey 70mm tb works really well and the car made 218bhp at the wheels on final map so should go some.

Wil post the new graph and some pics tomorrow.

Cheers

Damian s3 duratech

mk1fan

9,894 posts

189 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
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Much awesomeness.

SonicHedgeHog

2,083 posts

146 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
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Very, very nice. You've got me plotting and scheming....

magpies

4,776 posts

146 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
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if you give it a good rev I may be able to hear it at work....

AutoAndy

2,254 posts

179 months

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
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...looking forward to seeing the beast at one of the events this year....remember that it will go even faster if you stick a few pounds of lead in your right shoe.. wink