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Re: The Banana Boat build

#11 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:32 am

It was not twin plug before. Upping the compression made it seem like a very good idea. When I took the engine apart this time the pistons showed signs of it burning properly and all of the other components looked good. This should be a nice little upgrade. I'm also moving to crank-fire ignition.
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#12 Post by grant » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:54 am

twin plug to me was like having VTech! Its old fashion way to overcome timing limitations. I think you will like it! I think high compression 2.7 or 2.8 is going to be a lot more manageable in AX than way your old car went. That big lump in in your old car is fast but car is still struggling to keep everything all lined up with aging suspension design. I think 914's have a real sweet spot for 250-275 healthy hp. When you start add too much torque the 914s get a little tougher to control in my opinion. Still incredible fun but not sure big HP and torque are doing the car any favors.

Heck My Cayman probably wont be much faster in AX with turbo but in Hill climbs with boost turned up it should do well against the Corvettes now!
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#13 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:50 pm

This car will be heavy and flexible in comparison to my other car since I really don't want to add a bunch of bars and cut the crap out of it. I want to be able to drive it to the beach every once in a while.
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#14 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:52 pm

So, I figure it won't be too competitive but still fun. I think it can stay in Improved class, no?
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#15 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:07 pm

Looks like it is M2 for me
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#16 Post by grant » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:25 pm

mikey wrote:So, I figure it won't be too competitive but still fun. I think it can stay in Improved class, no?
You know my 914 didn’t have a single reinforcement other than cage.
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#17 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:48 pm

Yea, but I'm used to a completely different beast. I'll have to make some adjustments
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#18 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:32 pm

Stuff under this car was kinda old and crusty
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#19 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:34 pm

But the bones are good. I have Dave to thank since he introduced me to this car and it's former owner.
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Re: The Banana Boat build

#20 Post by mikey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:35 pm

But I cleaned things up a bit under there and now it is just waiting for the transplant.
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