Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

Aston Martin advice from Bamford Rose independent specialist

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Phil57DBS

33 posts

7 months

Monday 19th March
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Hello
So why so much differences (10.4 - 10.92 - 11.87s ) while airflow consumption are the same between three cars ?
What technical differences ? What is Flugplatz Aston ?
Thanks


Edited by Phil57DBS on Monday 19th March 22:26

CraigV12V

288 posts

85 months

Tuesday 20th March
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Phil57DBS said:
Hello
So why so much differences (10.4 - 10.92 - 11.87s ) while airflow consumption are the same between three cars ?
What technical differences ? What is Flugplatz Aston ?
Thanks


Edited by Phil57DBS on Monday 19th March 22:26
Flugplatz is my Flugplatz Blue V12VSR Mike and his team modified the exhaust sytem on in Feb. If you go back a few pages you will see details of the work and some pics.

Phil57DBS

33 posts

7 months

Tuesday 20th March
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Thanks Craig for answer

so ?
Flugplatz V12VSR std recorded 11.4 seconds with factory 573cv and 620Nm
Silver V12V recorded 12.22 seconds with factory only 517cv and 570Nm ???????
Silver V12AMR recorded 12.90 seconds with factory 603cv and 620Nm ???

incredible and unexplained gaps !

Edited by Phil57DBS on Wednesday 21st March 13:22

B-AM

4 posts

6 months

Tuesday 20th March
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Hi Mike, dear all,

is there any chance that you give us a total overview of the current performance options for the 4.7 Vantage S including the advantages and gains to standard components:

1. Full Exhaust System: 18 kilo weight reduction, 40 bhp gain
2. Lighter Flywheel & Twin Clutch: ? kilo weight reduction, improves engine acceleration and clutch performance
3. Twin Throttle Inlet Manifold: 20 bhp gain, faster on-throttle response, Better airflow for engine

Did I miss anything here?

Best,
B-AM

leerandle

497 posts

39 months

Wednesday 21st March
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BamfordMike said:
Ready for further Upgrade of Diablo Blanco......





.... is Bamford Rose Twin Throttle inlet manifold.


Developed on our Vantage GT4 and now made production ready for all V8 road cars, the on-throttle response is super fast and the better breathing delivers +20BHP throughout the rev range from 1000 rpm.

A few development part pics and video clips:





https://youtu.be/O19VSJ2vjRw

https://youtu.be/uX2g1k6kJUU


The production Twin Throttle inlet manifold part:







Indeed in the background is a pair of Bamford Rose V12 exhaust manifolds - Diablo Blanco's brother, a AMR V12Vantage is awaiting this upgrade!


Holy smoley, where did these come from ??

How long have they been in development and what do they deliver ?

Are there any costings available yet, nothing on your website.

Can't believe I have missed reading this thread...........

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steveway

574 posts

16 months

Thursday 22nd March
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Wow, just had my car delivered back from BR and lets just say what a transformation, Mike just talked me through the three way toggle switch which activates the exhaust valves because silly me went for a 30mile trip and thought this was quiet, turned the button on and all hell breaks loose!!!

Thanks so much BR

Steve

HBradley

1,000 posts

113 months

Thursday 22nd March
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steveway said:
Wow, just had my car delivered back from BR and lets just say what a transformation, Mike just talked me through the three way toggle switch which activates the exhaust valves because silly me went for a 30mile trip and thought this was quiet, turned the button on and all hell breaks loose!!!

Thanks so much BR

Steve
What did you have done Steve?

steveway

574 posts

16 months

Thursday 22nd March
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Just had the exhaust manifolds and primary cats changed to the tubular steel and 200 cell, plus ecu remap, and the three way control of the exhaust valves, also done away with the sport button, its ON full time, should be 600bhp but sounds spectacular, I will see you at Simply Aston and you can listen

HBradley

1,000 posts

113 months

Friday 23rd March
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steveway said:
Just had the exhaust manifolds and primary cats changed to the tubular steel and 200 cell, plus ecu remap, and the three way control of the exhaust valves, also done away with the sport button, its ON full time, should be 600bhp but sounds spectacular, I will see you at Simply Aston and you can listen
Better bring the ear defenders! laugh

DBSNOOR

358 posts

154 months

Friday 23rd March
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What upgrades are available for a 568bhp vanquish?

soofsayer

500 posts

67 months

Friday 23rd March
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steveway said:
Wow, just had my car delivered back from BR and lets just say what a transformation, Mike just talked me through the three way toggle switch which activates the exhaust valves because silly me went for a 30mile trip and thought this was quiet, turned the button on and all hell breaks loose!!!

Thanks so much BR

Steve
Lol, good to know the car is back with you and as epic as hoped for!

BrunoB

33 posts

40 months

Sunday 25th March
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Hi Mike,

I want to upgrade my 4.3 L into a 4.7 GT4 one.
I know that David Appleby and you make this upgrade.
What is the difference between your engine and his engine ?

Thanks

Felonious

41 posts

106 months

Thursday 29th March
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On Tuesday afternoon I collected my (new to me) V12VS from a dealer in the Midlands. I drove straight to Bamford Rose, a place where wizards live, where they de-catted it.

To say I'm delighted is an understatement. When I get round to capturing some GoPro footage I'll post it up so you can get a sense of what this work delivers.

BR - thank you.

steveway

574 posts

16 months

Thursday 29th March
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Felonious said:
On Tuesday afternoon I collected my (new to me) V12VS from a dealer in the Midlands. I drove straight to Bamford Rose, a place where wizards live, where they de-catted it.

To say I'm delighted is an understatement. When I get round to capturing some GoPro footage I'll post it up so you can get a sense of what this work delivers.

BR - thank you.
They certainly are masters of a strange art, I must get some video footage of my BR involvement

RobDown

2,866 posts

60 months

Saturday 31st March
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Hi guys, a few of the owners (including me) would be interested to know what extra power you might be able to liberate from the GT8? Thanks in advance

haseebs

12 posts

4 months

Monday 2nd April
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Hi

I am considering spending up to £75-80k on a future classic. My choices come down to two cars: A mint DB7 GTA or a Vanquish. My initial thinking is that the Vanquish is the better bet due to looks, rarity and perception of DB7 in some quarters. That said, the DB7 GTA has rarity in its favour. Could it be an even better long term investment over the long term e.g. 20 years?

Thanks

AstonZagato

8,044 posts

142 months

Monday 2nd April
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Vanquish has the halo status, was built at NP and is more iconic. Not sure the DB7 will ever be on a par.

MarkM3Evoplus

328 posts

132 months

Wednesday 4th April
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haseebs said:
Hi

I am considering spending up to £75-80k on a future classic. My choices come down to two cars: A mint DB7 GTA or a Vanquish. My initial thinking is that the Vanquish is the better bet due to looks, rarity and perception of DB7 in some quarters. That said, the DB7 GTA has rarity in its favour. Could it be an even better long term investment over the long term e.g. 20 years?

Thanks
I bought a NP Vanquish, as felt they will rise in value the most....not cheap to run though.

BodgerV8

5 posts

7 months

Monday 9th April
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Hi Mike, and all.

This is my first post, so I hope I've addopted the correct approach.

I'd be interested in your opinion on an electrical glitch on my 2008 MY V8 Vantage Roadster.

If I turn the seat heating on for the passenger seat, I get a fairly loud noise, that sounds like a motor pulsing on and off. The seat heater switch warning lights pulse in time with the noise. (two stage heating)

I've stripped the seat down, and removed the backrest cover, and the noise is the pneumatic pump for the lumbar bladder pulsing. It's blowing up the lumbar bladder. With the seat heating switched off the lumbar system appears to be working correctly.

I thought maybe I had a damaged wiring loom, or eath fault, but all seems ok on that front.

Do you think I'm looking at a new seat ECU?

I should add, that my Foxwell tool doesn't show any fault codes.

Regards,
Neil

BodgerV8

5 posts

7 months

Saturday 14th April
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Fixed it!

Corroded earth stud on the rear firewall giving earth fault when under load.
A lot of work to strip out all of the rear trim and bass box to access it, but a lot cheaper than a new seat ECU.

Neil.