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#1 WallerZ

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:46 PM

As some of you may have already seen, the Mazda Zero V6 made it to a rolling road session in a dash to get it ready for the Annual Wales trip. Well, in short, after a variety of issues and numerous bodges, it now works! And supposedly on all 6 cylinders this time! :D

Anyway, here is the video of one of the runs:
 

And if you have a bit more time, watch the video theDuck put together for his YouTube Channel!

 

 

 

The important bit....the results:

 

156bhp 
188lb-ft


Its not astronomical nor the end product however its a starting point for me to stick some mileage on the car. It also allows me to make the most of the remaining summer with a healthy list of winter mods to do as funds rebuild and takes away the pressure of having a sizeable paperweight in the garage. I'll be looking to update my blog with more info soon however even that has fallen very far behind....
Onwards to summer.....or whats left at least!


Edited by theduck, 10 August 2017 - 01:00 PM.


#2 theduck

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:59 PM

Was a long day but Steve Walford was superb as always!



#3 unclechief

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:18 PM

more horses than previous engine but plenty more to come i would have thought!

 

The KL-DE has 164bhp as std out the showroom so not too bad a result. with a few upgrades/mods should get some nice figures

 

glad its up and running and hopefully no issued for the weekend


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#4 WallerZ

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

more horses than previous engine but plenty more to come i would have thought!

 

The KL-DE has 164bhp as std out the showroom so not too bad a result. with a few upgrades/mods should get some nice figures

 

glad its up and running and hopefully no issued for the weekend

Indeed, up from 113bhp and 96lb-ft and can already feel it with a basic map.

Yeah 164bhp from factory....20 years ago lol. Never did a side by side so no clue if it was already down 50bhp or not. Eitherway, easily more to come as it was very restricted towards the top end, most likely from the thrown together intake manifold. If I decide to head back on to individual throttle bodies and get them done right, I should be looking closer to 200bhp. But for now, this gets me going and I can ease into the new found power...but more importantly, double the torque :D



#5 Tim Norman

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 07:46 PM

Sounds very nice..........despite being two cylinders missing! Awesome job  :clapping:  :db:


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#6 agent_zed

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 09:07 PM

well assuming your car is around the 500kg mark (to make the maths easier) that'll be around 300bhp/tonne. So a bit less if it's more like 600kg. But still enough to get into trouble very quickly.

 

Had a quick look and an Aston-Martin DB9 5.9 V12 - [2012] is 285bhp/tonne according to http://www.autosnout...er-Ton-List.php, and you've only got half the engine :)

 

I like your wheels :good:



#7 Tim Norman

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 06:08 AM

OOOH I am sitting in a 366bhp/T Aston beater!


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#8 WallerZ

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:36 AM

well assuming your car is around the 500kg mark (to make the maths easier) that'll be around 300bhp/tonne. So a bit less if it's more like 600kg. But still enough to get into trouble very quickly.

 

I like your wheels :good:

 

Yeah should be there or there abouts once I take all the tools out :p Managed 500+ miles in it on the Wales trip and despite an oil leak, dodgy wipers and instability at 60mph on the bumpy country roads its all good! Just need to decide what to do about the exhausts....my ears are still ringing this morning!

Thanks :D just need to refurb them and decide if I keep the blue or go a different colour. I kinda like the contrast though



#9 brumster

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 07:53 AM

Cheaper!

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#10 WallerZ

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

Already had a pair! They helped but its still one hell of a noise when you sneeze on the loud pedal!