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alanrichey

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Lincolnshire Meet For October - Corby Glen

24 September 2018 - 05:54 PM

We have had a usual invite to take our cars to the annual Corby Glen Sheep Fair on Sunday 7th October (https://www.sheepfair.co.uk/)

 

Always a good village fair with lots to see.   As before we will be parking on the grass by the War Memorial.  I will probably aim to get there by 09:30, to be ready for the 10:00 opening, but you can come and go whenever you like.

 

If anyone new is going, just PM me for the details.

 

Al


Lincolnshire Meet For September

30 August 2018 - 08:52 AM

Obviously the EOSB is the main meet for September, although I have just decided to go on a last minute cruise to Russia next week (60% discount) so will have to bow out of that (Sorry Keith).  

 

So does anyone fancy a pub lunch this weekend.   I have been thinking of going to the Robin Hood pub near Bourne for some time  (Actually the Robin Hood & Little John, but that spoils a good story :))

 

Just let me know.


Superspec Emissions Failure

16 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

As usual with Superspecs I struggled again with the emissions at this years MOT.   I got hit with a double whammy as the testers appear to be being especially hard this year, with the new regulations, and we have a 'checker' in the area doing spot checks so there was no chance of a 'close enough' reading.

 

After fitting a different cat/exhaust I got it through at the second attempt, but by the narrowest of margins.

 

Natural Idle CO, max 0.3 Actual 0.294

Fast Idle CO, max 0.2      Actual 0.197

Fast Idle HC, max 200     Actual 142

Lambda, max 1.03           Actual 1.022

 

I really don't want to have to through this every year so am looking for a permanent solution.   The problem is we have a Fuel Injected Rover engine with a non-programmable ECU so as far as I know there is nothing we can do to effect the emission levels, they are pre-decided by Rover back in 1995.

 

I guess we could try to find some firm that could re-program the ECU, but these boxes date back to 1995 so there is not much expertise around.   My only other thought (apart from an engine change :) ) is to replace the ECU with a newer one that is programmable to change the emissions.

 

Would this work ?    Anyone have any other thoughts on a solution ?

 

BTW, for Superspec owners, I only got through at the second attempt because I had a 'bung' in one of the two exhaust outlets.  Without the 'bung' fitted the emissions were way out of limits.

 


Superspec Build Videos Now Available On Youtube

03 August 2018 - 03:27 PM

It's taken some time but at last we have them available.  I can stop burning off DVDs now :)

 

A search on 'superspec' should find them, alternatively here are the direct links.

 

Introduction:   https://youtu.be/vMqVCSI2eks

 

Part One:       https://youtu.be/vF6W9WzAD3E

 

Part Two:      https://youtu.be/v388EbQ8QwM

 

Cheers

 

Al


Removing Rhs Badge On Nosecone

12 July 2018 - 03:18 PM

Just fitted a new nosecone, and would like to transfer the RHS (Robin Hood Sports Cars) badge from my old damaged nosecone.   Anyone know how to get it off without damaging it ?

 

Al

 

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