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Tristo sets new MINI record at Bedord How Fast / EVO magazine circuit- 10 June 2012
Tristo was the secound person to have his MINI on the dyno Friday night and made a stout 236 whp & 180wtrq............Sat morning and it was off to the Bedford Autodrome How Fast / Evo magazine circuit to see how he would fair.

Unfortunatley after 4 laps on the Toyo 888's netting a 1.25 the flexi joint on the Janspeed manifold split, wisely Tristo brought the car in so they could put the slicks on, with the plan off just going out and doing 4 warm up laps then 1 flying lap which would proberly result in a black flag for noise due to the split in the flexi.

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The end result was a very pleasing new MINI record on this circuit of 1.21.491 

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Power Ranger testing- 08 June 2012
Thanks to Russ for lending us the Power Ranger today for testing
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As you can see the latest softeare shows rpm & speed

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Power Ranger goes in 4wd mode

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Mustang Dyno Calibration- 07 June 2012
Jason has now progressed to calibrating the electronics and the software

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The latest Mustang dyno run screen 

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Mustang Dyno progress- 07 June 2012
Yesterday Jason removed the flood damaged PAU 

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Our MINI crank damper pulley tool was adapted to take the coupler flange off

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The new PAU ready for some new bearings and the coupler to be added


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This morning started off with loading the assembled PAU into its new home

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Settled ito its new home ...........lets hope it stays there for a very long time

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As you can see, no thumbs were damaged or abused in this part of the Mustang Dyno rebuild 

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Mustang Dyno Week- 06 June 2012
23.5 hours after leaving home in the USA Jason from Mustang has arrived here at Staughton Moor to fix the dyno

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RAFMSA Rockingham- 20 May 2012
We managed to make the last race of the day today to meet Brian Watson who has sent his car to us twice but we actually have never seen him in person and as Rockingham is about 30 miles from 1320's HQ, it seemed rude not to.

We loved the diversty off cars in this class...and like the format that it wasn't door to door even though it looked it at the first corner :) they score points on how near they are to there qualifying time, Its nice to see active and retired serviceman having so much fun with there cars and its obvious that there're going to be a lot of petrolheads in the RAF............ http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafmotorsports/

Brian Watson's Cooper S now sporting ist RAF Benevolent Fund & Kuhmo tyre sponsorship.....Todays best time 1.43.897

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Some of you might recognise Neil Wade's Rallycross 2.3 turbo Saab powered MINI from last years MINI In the Park....Todays best time 1.40.027

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Euro Sport Compact Round 2, Santa Pod- 20 May 2012
We entered the Street Car Nationals at Santa Pod with the main aim of, making a list of things to do or to take with us for the Main Event at the end of the month, luckly we did as the list is very long.

Euro Sport Compact is now racing under MSA rules for the first time.......which means you have to weigh your car after qualifying and each race.......usually this is just a formality, I was against the No1 qualifier James Hoddeson who runs consitant 10s in his VW Golf.......well for whatever reason James was under weight for 2 power adders of 1050kg by a measley 3kg, which ment that we went through to the final.

We lost in the final to Paul Bargate in his VW Scirroco who was also having problems meeting the weight requirements for his combination of being natually aspirated with 1 power adder (nitrous), we had to sell Paul 20 litres of fuel to get his car over weight, usually he runs 1 gallon in his stock tank.

We were happy though that in the final that Old Man Webster actually netted his best ever reaction time in the MINI of .002, we put this massive improvement to the new M&H Slicks and the new K Sport suspension we're testing.........the only problem is he needs those lights consistantly at the end of the month to have any chance of going any rounds at the Main Event in Super Street....oh and consitant 10.900s.


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Old Red JCW head gets some new valvetrain- 17 May 2012

....courtesy of Ferrea & Crower

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Its lunchtime and all the exhaust valves are in :)

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The brand new dyno parts have turned up- 15 May 2012
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All the new dyno parts turned up the other day in a rarther large, 450kg box; shipped overnight from the states.

We should be back up and running by the beggining of June.
1320 Now has Methanol in stock- 15 May 2012
We now have a massive 200lt container of Methanol for all those running water meth in there cars.

Come down for your top ups :)

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