Noble photo's

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mgbond

6,746 posts

194 months

Saturday 30th May 2020
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Too many mods to mention but hope to move the 2.5 from 467Bhp to 500bhp after my mapper is back to work.


C&C

2,252 posts

183 months

Thursday 18th June 2020
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A few of the usual mods - Compomotive MO wheels, intercooler, Roush exhaust, grooved disks with RS9 pads, relocated oil cooler to front, tunnel mod etc...
442 BHP and 415 ft lbs.

Mrs C&C driving it at Rockingham:

Noble1 by conradsphotos, on Flickr


tonyvan

904 posts

170 months

Friday 19th June 2020
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New pic of body style silhouette change to follow. Looking at some wind tests and some live rd testing so I can analyse the data to confirm aero change actually works as expected:

Edited by tonyvan on Saturday 20th June 14:16

tonyvan

904 posts

170 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Testing still in progress but initial testing and data on air flow is showing some surprising results




coolchris

772 posts

164 months

Thursday 25th June 2020
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Wow you have been busy Tony that really transforms the look of the car definitely gives the car that le mans racer look good work as always mate.

tonyvan

904 posts

170 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Hi Chris, thanks it’s been a though of mine since owning the noble to get more air into the intercooler and engine Bay Area.
I designed and tried several other “roof and engine bay scoops” but although they worked to a degree, I just wasn’t happy with the ultimate look. This design ticks exactly what I was looking for, from the looks and also from the functionality side. As I said in a previous post, results are really good so far but still got a bit more testing so I can gather all the data and log the comparisons . We must meet up... what happened the noble meet that was going to take place down south?
Perhaps a noble gathering at Portsdown Hill overlooking Portsmouth the south coast and Isle of Wight?? Plenty of room and a great backdrop.

coolchris

772 posts

164 months

Saturday 27th June 2020
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Hi Tony,

It is good to know that the scoop is helping get some more air flow in even if there was no benefit on that front the overall look it has added to the car was worth doing.Yes we must catch up shame gone quiet on the south noble meet Portsdown hill is a great shout plenty of space food and drink on tap and stunning backdrop much better location than boxhill.

Scooby P1

2,607 posts

191 months

Tuesday 30th June 2020
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Always said I’d never modify but seem to have done a fair few tasteful mods, m400 gear linkage and engines mods to 430bhp and 410 lb\ft the latest.
Problem is it seems to have an issue with overheating. Especially on track. Very annoying.
But I think it looked good on Goodwood circuit last week.....


Ian Perry

Original Poster:

250 posts

118 months

Tuesday 30th June 2020
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coolchris said:
Hi Tony,

It is good to know that the scoop is helping get some more air flow in even if there was no benefit on that front the overall look it has added to the car was worth doing.Yes we must catch up shame gone quiet on the south noble meet Portsdown hill is a great shout plenty of space food and drink on tap and stunning backdrop much better location than boxhill.
Don't worry about us up North ,Boxhill was a decent trek Portsdown is even further .smile

The Big G

926 posts

130 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Here’s a couple of mine out and about. I’ve enjoyed looking at everyone else’s too. Such a shame this forum is so quiet. I think I’ve barely posted since I bought mine three years ago! I was so busy 13 years ago when I first wanted to get into a noble. But it’s gone the same was as the rest of pistonheads unfortunately. Anyway, hi everyone!

The Big G

926 posts

130 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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The Big G

926 posts

130 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Ian Perry

Original Poster:

250 posts

118 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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The Big G said:
Here’s a couple of mine out and about. I’ve enjoyed looking at everyone else’s too. Such a shame this forum is so quiet. I think I’ve barely posted since I bought mine three years ago! I was so busy 13 years ago when I first wanted to get into a noble. But it’s gone the same was as the rest of pistonheads unfortunately. Anyway, hi everyone!
Welcome ,I've tried to inject a bit of life back into the forum as I have a deep rooted dislike of facebook . Let's try to keep it going ,nice car.

_Bart_

35 posts

12 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Ian Perry said:
Welcome ,I've tried to inject a bit of life back into the forum as I have a deep rooted dislike of facebook . Let's try to keep it going ,nice car.
Likewise for me, not on the ol' FB and so keeping my eyes peeled on the Forum. Lovely pics so far, I will take some soon!

C n C

2,252 posts

183 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Scooby P1 said:
Problem is it seems to have an issue with overheating. Especially on track. Very annoying.
But I think it looked good on Goodwood circuit last week.....
Not that familiar with the GTO3, but does it have an oil cooler mounted under the rear clam near the rear wheel?

If so, one option may be to move the oil cooler to the front where it actually gets some airflow. Pipes can be run down the centre tunnel. Certainly improved cooling on my M400.

The Big G

926 posts

130 months

Thursday 2nd July 2020
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Ian Perry said:
Welcome ,I've tried to inject a bit of life back into the forum as I have a deep rooted dislike of facebook . Let's try to keep it going ,nice car.
It would be nice if it came back to life. I remember it being really active a long time before buying mine. But it’s changed, the same is true with the TVR section too. New posts/threads would happily spill onto page 2 each day in the s series section and I’d be on daily. Not quite the same these days. Lots more goes on on Facebook. It’s good for chatting, not so great for technical info. Here’s always been best for that.
Now to try and find another photo and hopefully get to meet some other owners at some point. I’m always working/busy when the main annual meet has happened!


_Bart_

35 posts

12 months

Monday 6th July 2020
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Morning all,

Popped out yesterday and my friend Ben kindly grabbed these images of our new (to us) M12. Having been out of the loop with them for a few years it's nice to be back with the Noble group!







Bart

Driven

56 posts

71 months

Thursday 16th July 2020
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tonyvan said:
Testing still in progress but initial testing and data on air flow is showing some surprising results



Is this a custom scoop or a shop build it or was it off-the-shelf scoop that was modified?

Very curious as I was trying to custom make a scoop and gave up when I learned I'm terrible at body work fabrication.

tonyvan

904 posts

170 months

Friday 17th July 2020
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I had designed and fabricated 3 different roof scoops. This being the 3rd which I felt gave the best results that I was looking for in turns of ramming air towards the intercooler aperture and also imho looks really cool. I’m in the process of final tests on the scoop with low and high speed runs and final positioning of the scoop. Unfortunately I was hoping to have finished them but as usual other projects have snuck in and taken up my time. I already know that data collected have increased airflow towards the intercooler by a considerable amount. I just want to confirm them over various live speed tests.

Dave2P

726 posts

142 months

Saturday 18th July 2020
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_Bart_ said:


Bart
Say what? Bart's back in the house! That's a very lovely looking car; what lights are those? bow