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Offline PeteG40

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Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:10:25 am »
hello hello,

following the success of the G40 Peaks Rally and stand at VWNW we are on about a rolling road day at Aldon Automotive. This is in Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. http://www.aldonauto.co.uk/shop/

We are suggesting a saturday in November as its before the xmas rush and after the show season when people might have a lull.

Why Aldon? -

Location
Its quite central in the UK - people from North/South/East/West can get there quite easily. The car park can hold plenty of cars for people running or just turning up to watch! There's also a sandwich van that comes round and shops etc nearby for food.

Facilities
People moan about rolling roads giving false readings, operators not respecting your car etc etc.  The road at aldon in my experience, and many other members, reads realistic with standard 100bhp 16v polos coming out at 101bhp etc and standard g40s coming out around 120bhp etc. They will rev it to what you want, will re-run for a small cost if you found out there was a problem with your car (split boost hose etc) and are generally very accomodating.

We need 15-20 cars to have the road for the day and it should be £20-25 per power run.  The club will pay a deposit to book once the number look good. However if people don't turn up etc. then we lose it (sorry to be negative, but that's the way things are!)

So - anyone interested??

1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
« Last Edit: September 22, 2008, 06:24:28 pm by peteg40 »

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Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 10:59:51 am »
I'll go and I'll run if you give me a hand to put my decat pipe on Pete! ;-) I always enjoy the RR days, nice and chilled and a good oppurtunity to chat. I vote for a day in October too, say the 11th?! :ph34r:

1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2008, 11:01:16 am by SamG40 »

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Re: Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:18:48 am »
october will be the renault 5 shoot out day.

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Re: Re: Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 12:09:57 pm »
1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon
3. Yoof- Mildly tweaked GT - hoping to tickle 230bhp+

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 06:37:00 pm »
1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon
3. Yoof, Mildly tweaked GT - hoping to tickle 230bhp+
4. Andy, Pretty standard CL - hoping to get the car to the RR

Offline hayesey

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 09:06:33 pm »
I will probably do my usual thing,  turn up but not in my polo and instigate a piss-up.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Club g40 rolling road day 15th November - BOOKED
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 09:11:54 pm »
Must pull my finger out of my arse and get to this one.

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I'm at a stag do the weekend of the 7th, so will be there in the torque monster if other than that.

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November is Birthday season for me, so it could make a nice day out birthday present for me.  Not been on a rolling road day before, is there much oportunity to make adjustments while on the rollers, ie how much time is alocated to your slot, and how many runs do you have?

if you want to discuss cam timing I just started this thread

http://www.polog40.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=526
« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 09:16:03 am by G-spot »

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It's not really a tune-up session, just a power run so you don't get time to tinker with things much if at all.  Each car is probably only on for about 5 minutes.  Aldon are pretty good though, if there is something going wrong they'll quite often let you tinker and then do another run later on.  But really it's not like a rolling road session where you go in to set everything up properly, it's just to see what power you are making.

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yeah the rr day is power runs not a adjustment/tuning session - hence the £20 a run - they are more than 5 mins - getting it in, strapped down, run about 3 times to work out the drag of the gearbox etc. then a proper max power run.  Its always good for the craic too, chatting in the car park/meeting to trade parts and sometimes even a few beers/stop over in the evening!!!

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yeah I guess including time getting the car in, strapping down and what not... it's more than 5 mins.

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1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon
3. Yoof, Mildly tweaked GT - hoping to tickle 230bhp+
4. Andy, Pretty standard CL - hoping to get the car to the RR
5. teamcmc cl, mildly tweaked g40-hoping to improve on my last 140bhp at aldon

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1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon
3. Yoof, Mildly tweaked GT - hoping to tickle 230bhp+
4. Andy, Pretty standard CL - hoping to get the car to the RR
5. teamcmc cl, mildly tweaked g40-hoping to improve on my last 140bhp at aldon
6. WozzaG40, slightly tuned G40 - hoping to beat ^^this numpty^^ just to prove a point!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2008, 10:52:53 pm by wozzaG40 »

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1. Pete Mirfin, Standard G40 - setting the baseline figure!
2. Sam, Mildly tweaked G40 - hoping to improve on my last 142bhp at Aldon
3. Yoof, Mildly tweaked GT - hoping to tickle 230bhp+
4. Andy, Pretty standard CL - hoping to get the car to the RR
5. teamcmc cl, mildly tweaked g40-hoping to improve on my last 140bhp at aldon
6. WozzaG40, slightly tuned G40 - hoping to beat ^^this numpty^^ just to prove a point!
7. Varley, Torquemax G - Hopefully will stay on the rollers this time!