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 Post subject: my trusty steed
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:12 pm 
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hi all :)
new on here but i,ve been running on gas for 7 or 8 yrs now, mine,s a wee bubble micra with a basic single point thingy and a little 25L tank
its had a few mods done (2mm headskim, lightened flywheel, 260 deg/10mm lift inlet cam, somewhat tamer piper exhaust cam a different nozzle setup and various other tweaks) and has been ragged at mallory park and shakespears dragstrip a few times :D
i,ve had zero lpg related problems so far, with over 100k miles combined from the 2 cars (previous micra) despite off the scale lean narrowband lambda readings at cruise (the exhaust valves have survived without wear with no additives used, but the primary cat showed a small amout of "torching" on the center)

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Now that's my sort of engineering!

But if it works, as it obviously does, good for you and welcome.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:00 pm 
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thanks gilbertd :) and yes its a bit ghetto
here,s me trying to keep up with an almera 1.8 sport http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQaShwpGlE8
there was a huge gas flame emitting the exhaust apparently (you can hear a pop when changing down to 4th)
and a couple of vids of me at shakies
http://s129.photobucket.com/albums/p232 ... CF0669.flv

i am averaging 130 miles on a 20L refill (often flogas or nechells brum) which is,nt too bad with those cams and 100hp on tap (only just scraped through the mot emissions last week :shock: )
so the lpg has saved me thousands over the years really eh

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:55 pm 
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Now if you'd reduced your weight by leaving the multimeter, ice scraper and coffee cup in the pits, you'd maybe have caught him!

But you certainly gave the RX a run for his money and those things are damn quick!

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'98 Ex-Police Range Rover 4.0, Singlepoint AEB Leo, my daily motor
'97 Range Rover 4.0SE, eGas multipoint, a project.....

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 Post subject: Re: my trusty steed
PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:06 pm 
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Gilbertd wrote:
Now if you'd reduced your weight by leaving the multimeter, ice scraper and coffee cup in the pits, you'd maybe have caught him!

But you certainly gave the RX a run for his money and those things are damn quick!

:oops: the multimeter indicates my lambda voltage on the fly gilbertd :) the rest is excess weight tho, the sunroof was swopped for a 30w pv panel to save weight and to run the alternator at 1/3 speed
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and the petrol tank was dispensed with last year, and 3 of the windows replaced with perspex

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:53 pm 
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When it comes to saving weight, you're not even trying........


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