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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 6:34 am

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Top work.........just the indicators to sort now then!!!


LMAO lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:53 am

The indicators will continue to be Bobs legacy!!
BUT, he will have to get them sorted for the MOT!!
How long before the engine arrives then Harv??

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:28 pm

i take it your going to run discs on the front then unless you are already harv????
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:30 pm

eddie gordo wrote:
i take it your going to run discs on the front then unless you are already harv????

Err nope! Shocked

Discs are for girls ( and for people with money left!!!)


Drums are the way forward!! affraid
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:31 pm

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The indicators will continue to be Bobs legacy!!
BUT, he will have to get them sorted for the MOT!!
How long before the engine arrives then Harv??

4-5 weeks, so it gives me time to prepare the GT box and try and save as much money as possible to pay off the credit card!! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:02 pm

cool engine afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:03 pm

lowriderbug wrote:
cool engine afro

cheers dude, lets hope the rest of bob can handle it! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:05 pm

what ratio rocker arms does it run?
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:06 pm

no idea mate, I think 1:1 as it is not listed above but I would have to check afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:12 pm

I think stock are 1.1:1...........
If you are bashing the plastic I would recomend putting discs up front dude. As Ed said, if you're gonna pep up your go you need to pep up your anchors.......

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:16 pm

i agree scoops all my cars run discs all front and rear. you never know when you will need the extra stopping power and with a big engine you might need it alot more than before lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:19 pm

For the sake of a couple of hundred quid you have got that extra security should you need it.

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:27 pm

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I think stock are 1.1:1...........
If you are bashing the plastic I would recomend putting discs up front dude. As Ed said, if you're gonna pep up your go you need to pep up your anchors.......


I'm running drums alround on the bus...

When i was in to mini's i was told by alot of peeps that the MAIN reason you should uprate to disk is because you change the rolling circumference of the wheels, thats the only brake issue you'll have which is correct cos the big he wheels the more brake power it'll take to stop it as long as your not gonna be doing silly speeds it should be fine..

A 1200 engine at 80 mph is the same as a 2300 at 80 mph..
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:02 pm

a wide 5 disc kit on a late bug might be tricky....you could run 4 stud discs and then adaptors....wide 5 kits are very expensive dude...i would leave the brakes.....keep them in tip top condition and you'll be okay.....i have been in a stripped out oval with a 1835cc 110bhp motor at 100mph with drums all round it stopped well.....but when you can afford it upgrade dude....but get used to driving the 1914 first.....


oh and well done dude....wicked engine afro
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:04 pm

plus bigger engine = more engine braking Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:09 pm

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A 1200 engine at 80 mph is the same as a 2300 at 80 mph..

i agree with this in principal ie if a bug will stop from 80 then it will stop from 80 no matter how much power you have but what i am saying is with the extra power the car can accelerate much faster so therefore you can get to 80 where before you might only have hit 60 say, so if you are accelerating hard then have to stop quickly then a bug on discs is going to stop quicker than one on drums so you are less likely to get caught out by the extra performance.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:11 pm

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A 1200 engine at 80 mph is the same as a 2300 at 80 mph..

i agree with this in principal ie if a bug will stop from 80 then it will stop from 80 no matter how much power you have but what i am saying is with the extra power the car can accelerate much faster so therefore you can get to 80 where before you might only have hit 60 say, so if you are accelerating hard then have to stop quickly then a bug on discs is going to stop quicker than one on drums so you are less likely to get caught out by the extra performance.

yeah but your forgetting one very valid point....Harv drives like a girl tongue lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:12 pm

Thats what i was getting at lol
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:16 pm

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:17 pm

ok fair point lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:07 pm

Thanks guys for your support lol!

The drums will get a sort out as soon as my axle stands turn up and then I should be able to stop ( the brakes have been on the floor for months but being a lazy git I never got round to fixing it) No
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:12 am

I have got some axle stands you can borrow if you want dude. You sort the back brakes out anyway can't you as it's up on ramps.
They probably just need adjusting.......

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:08 am

[quote="Mr Scoops"]I You sort the back brakes out anyway can't you as it's up on ramps.....[/ quote]


Not really dude cos you gonna want to spin the wheel to check for binding Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:54 am

D'oh!!! I knew that!!!
I have got some stands you can borrow Harv.
Make sure you put them on peices of board if you are gonna do the work on Bob where he is......dont' put the stands straight onto the gravel....

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PostSubject: Re: Bob and his poorly engine   Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:11 am

I also need the axles stands to change the rear shocks as I cannot get to the top bolt as it is hid behind the wheel Rolling Eyes So as soon as I get the wheels off of the back the sooner I can get all the rear bushes sorted out afro
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