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06/08/2003 07:46:45   Richard   Just put a std engine back in the road car as I want to rebuild the slightly tuned engine as its done a fair few miles.
The std engine feels as flat as a fart, but on the plus side its very quiet. I think it added 5 min to my drive to work this morning (driving it flat out) over a cruse with the other engine.
Head to head mod engine driven hard to work 15min std engine 30min (can beat this, will try harder).  
06/08/2003 07:47:02   Richard   Just put a std engine back in the road car as I want to rebuild the slightly tuned engine as its done a fair few miles.
The std engine feels as flat as a fart, but on the plus side its very quiet. I think it added 5 min to my drive to work this morning (driving it flat out) over a cruse with the other engine.
Head to head mod engine driven hard to work 15min std engine 30min (can beat this, will try harder).  
06/08/2003 19:17:05   ian   Where are you getting your farts from? They're quite vibrant in this part of the country!  
07/08/2003 07:57:48   Richard   Must be the heat at the moment!  
07/08/2003 16:47:44   Alistair   Nah, definitely flat over here (currently uxbridge for a few days). Must be the acoustics of my seat...!!

Amazing that the mod engine can make such a difference in your journey time!

 
07/08/2003 18:13:17   ian   The only thing flat around here is the beer! Come to think of it, that might explain the earlier vibrancy!

I reckon that the difference in journey time is down to the fact that everyone can hear the modified engine approaching and they all shift out of the way!

 
11/08/2003 10:43:34   Richard   I only see 5 cars going to work. Tough life someone has to do it! It shifts the phesents out of the way though.
I have a number of steep hills to go up so this explains the difference and it is so quiet, I may have to now buy a CD player and play classic music. Oh slap myself, I will be buying a 9000 next or a GM Saab!  
11/08/2003 18:45:16   Alistair   So have you tried harder yet Richard? What's the new time?! Bet my GM Saab with CD, ACC & leather seats would do it faster still!!!

And the rattly old woodburner where the engine should be still scares the pheasants, pigeons & rabbits out of the way early in the morning (why do Pigeons feel the need to sit in the middle of the road just after dawn?!)

Consider the gauntlet thrown...  
12/08/2003 12:38:13   Richard   Its the strines road I bet you would rip the exhaust and suspension of it, like I did in a Gm product trying to beat the 15min to work time. Seriously that engine would allow me to do the entire strine road from Langsett to the strines Inn in well under 10 min at 12:00 at night. The saab is quicker that just about anything I have driven on that road cos you can do 90mph+ taking off over the series blind crests without destroying the car. Other cars hit the deck a kill themselves. The best was a a guy that tried to keep up and probably holed his sump, cos he broke it.  
12/08/2003 15:48:07   Senor Burt   Nobody's interested in your Vauxsaab Alistair. This is a V4 forum. It would be a laugh to rip the exhaust and suspension off it trying to beat a 96 though.  
12/08/2003 18:48:52   Alistair   Ouch! Well I did post that expecting plenty of stick in return... Hee Hee!!!

Here's a thought. If I disconnect two of the plug leads can I talk about it then?! OK, OK, I'll get me coat...  
12/08/2003 19:34:49   ian   Tread carefully Senor Burt, someone out there might think that you're joking!  
13/08/2003 09:00:51   Alec   I live a little way into the sticks and often find I can get around as quick in my standard engine V4 as I can in my Viggen if I am going round the country roads (and I have a bigger grin on my face).
I was trying a little too hard in the V4 the other day and the exhaust hit the ground after a hump-back bridge. No damage though.  
13/08/2003 12:43:15   Nick   I would be interested to know what modifications you did to your car Richard to make it so quick.  


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