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richardm6994 last won the day on March 19 2018

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  1. There’s was a threaded take off on the retro Ford rail that I used
  2. So I’ve basically I connected the turbo cooling with a smallish (6 or 8mm, can’t remember exactly) bore hose from the cylinder head to turbo then from turbo to bottom of rad. The water jacket around the turbo core helps keeps the oil temps down and acts as a thermal barrier between the hot exhaust turbine and cold air turbine. Short term running without water cooling isn’t going to cause any issues but long term, wouldn’t fancy it myself….especially on an engine kicking out nearly 280bhp….also running without inevitably creates higher air intake temps. Shouldn’t cause any issues to a correctly set up cooling system either - well at least it’s been fine on the two zetec turbo’s I’ve built to date.
  3. Always happy to help a RHOCaR member! In fact, the membership sec’s car has been in my workshop over 12months now
  4. Yeah that’s the correct size bearing so that’s some good news. if you have means of transporting your car and as you’re a RHOCaR member, I’m more than happy do donate a day or so at my workshop with you there if you get stuck with this one. The only time I’ve encountered really hot supercharger pulley (so hot you can’t touch them) is because the charger itself is failing / has failed.....for me, it was the pulley bearing that collapsed and this lead to further problems inside the charger casing / rotors.
  5. Have you got the original (new) bearing in the Supercharger’s pulley or are you using something different to original spec? I’ve had no end of problems in that area (when drifting away from original spec bearing) and it gets red-hot and melts the belt and can knacker the charger. On some of my older build threads, you can see I use a different bearing to the original spec one (two thin bearings instead of one wide bearing) - these are no good and I had to ditch them and revert to the original style of bearing.
  6. Ain’t no replacement for displacement!! I suppose those huge V8 supercharger scoops with the 3 butterflies you see on drag strips are also a kind of pre-charger TB?? In essence, they both open at the same rate, although the precharger tb doesn’t close fully and needs to be a lot bigger then and post charger tb.
  7. Hey up Richy! Hope you’re well and keeping busy! just to answer your dual tb query....it massively smooths out the power / torque curve. somewhere in the mountains of photos, I’ve got a comparison graph someone did illustrating the difference....was going to do a comparison myself one day but never got round to it.
  8. Thanks richy! How’s the v8? Im thinking of putting a few photos up of the Turbo installation I’m doing for Dean Rudkin as it maybe of interest to some members .....makes a change from doing Supercharger’s at least!!
  9. Hi folks, how you all been? I know it's been a while but I've been none stop and I was just wondering how we go about uploading photos nowadays given photobucket royally screwed everything up a few years back and I've been away from the forum since it's upgrade.
  10. I have a vinyl plate on the nose. Been like it for years and numerous mots and police pass by’s no problem but I’m not kidding myself as I know it’s definitely not legal and would just plead dumb to it at the roadside and hope for a wrist slap
  11. assuming you've changed your adhesive vinyl number plate on the stylus.....which is technically as illegal as an undersized number plate
  12. It's a genuine and honest mistake made by Alan - we're all only human after all! Alan has supported the club a great deal over the years and acted quickly as soon as this was brought to light. Whilst I appreciate all this GDPR thing going off at the minute, please let us not blow this out of all proportion and loose a fantastic area sec!!
  13. I pay £95 for half a ton - so that works out at 19p per kg, so it sounds like Bob's being ripped off
  14. Im not even going to pretend otherwise.....Im extremely green-eyed jealous!!! Shes stunning Bob!!! Ive been toying with the idea of selling up the cars and buying a 1/3 size traction engine to play around with.
  15. Ive been known to make a tie bar bracket or 2....along with a few other bits and bobs If I can help, drop me a pm
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