Tornado chip + Mark Adams tuneup - recommended

Tornado chip + Mark Adams tuneup - recommended

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james

1,362 posts

241 months

Thursday 10th October 2002
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I was rather amused when I had my engine built by John Eales. I gave him a pair of used Griff 500 heads to work with, and he supplied everything else.

Looking at the work that he had done to the heads (which come off a car with 340 TVRHP ) in order to extract 330BHP from it made me realise that either TVR use a special type of extra dense air in their engines, or they just pull power figures out of a hat

James

magnus

125 posts

215 months

Thursday 10th October 2002
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I was rather amused when I had my engine built by John Eales. I gave him a pair of used Griff 500 heads to work with, and he supplied everything else.

Looking at the work that he had done to the heads (which come off a car with 340 TVRHP ) in order to extract 330BHP from it made me realise that either TVR use a special type of extra dense air in their engines, or they just pull power figures out of a hat
James
My gripe exactly BHP from TVR = Bullshit HP. Anybody prepared to let on as to how they work out these fabulous figures??

JamieBeeston

9,237 posts

222 months

Thursday 10th October 2002
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I thought it was simply the figure with everything stripped from the engine, ie just a raw engine, no flywheel, no gearbox, no nothing...

RichB

43,578 posts

241 months

Friday 11th October 2002
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I was rather amused ...etc. in order to extract 330BHP from it... TVR.. just pull power figures out of a hat James
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My gripe exactly BHP from TVR = Bullshit HP. Anybody prepared to let on as to how they work out these fabulous figures??

OK but we have been over this endlessly here so it is becoming boring. Much more interesting to us all would be to hear from Magnus how he extracted 360bhp+ from a 5ltr Chimaera? How did you work out your figures Ingmar? Rich...

rev-erend

20,502 posts

241 months

Friday 11th October 2002
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I thought everyone knew that TVR measure in Blackpool
ponies, Ferrari use the horse without the head (Italian God father reference..) and the Japanese use
very small horses to suit their stature.

Everybody lies....

magnus

125 posts

215 months

Friday 11th October 2002
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RichB said:

I was rather amused ...etc. in order to extract 330BHP from it... TVR.. just pull power figures out of a hat James

My gripe exactly BHP from TVR = Bullshit HP. Anybody prepared to let on as to how they work out these fabulous figures??

OK but we have been over this endlessly here so it is becoming boring. Much more interesting to us all would be to hear from Magnus how he extracted 360bhp+ from a 5ltr Chimaera? How did you work out your figures Ingmar? Rich...

Simple--I uprated to 5.2 and added induction. This was in Sweden--vee are more efficient you know--and sexier!

cleg

567 posts

221 months

Friday 11th October 2002
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magnus said:

RichB said:

I was rather amused ...etc. in order to extract 330BHP from it... TVR.. just pull power figures out of a hat James

My gripe exactly BHP from TVR = Bullshit HP. Anybody prepared to let on as to how they work out these fabulous figures??

OK but we have been over this endlessly here so it is becoming boring. Much more interesting to us all would be to hear from Magnus how he extracted 360bhp+ from a 5ltr Chimaera? How did you work out your figures Ingmar? Rich...

Simple--I uprated to 5.2 and added induction. This was in Sweden--vee are more efficient you know--and sexier!



Women are .. not sure about the blokes

magnus

125 posts

215 months

Friday 11th October 2002
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cleg said:

magnus said:

RichB said:

I was rather amused ...etc. in order to extract 330BHP from it... TVR.. just pull power figures out of a hat James

My gripe exactly BHP from TVR = Bullshit HP. Anybody prepared to let on as to how they work out these fabulous figures??

OK but we have been over this endlessly here so it is becoming boring. Much more interesting to us all would be to hear from Magnus how he extracted 360bhp+ from a 5ltr Chimaera? How did you work out your figures Ingmar? Rich...

Simple--I uprated to 5.2 and added induction. This was in Sweden--vee are more efficient you know--and sexier!



Women are .. not sure about the blokes



Not even Sven??

RichB

43,578 posts

241 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Simple--I uprated to 5.2 and added induction. This was in Sweden--vee are more efficient you know--and sexier!

Fair enough! R...

cleg

567 posts

221 months

Sunday 13th October 2002
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Not sure about Sven, Magnus .. although Ms Johnson seemded to like him