Dyno Day - MK
After the excellent learning experience of building my first engine with the help of Tony Tait we took a trip down to EFI parts in Runcorn to have the engine run in and fettled with. The end goal of the day was to see how good a job I had done with a few power runs. Once the engine was run in we changed the oil and were ready for the power runs. Tweeks were made to make the engine run a little cooler when idling. Seeing 230bhp was very pleasing as this is more than I was expecting to achieve but after the work I had put in a reasonable figure. Now with these numbers I will be closer to the power to weight limit of the sports specials class, so will not get passed so easily down the straights as I had before.
Dyno Day - Astra
The long re-build of the Astras engine was finally complete so we took it at the same time as the MK to the rolling road to be run in. The goal for this engine was to run it in and get a power run to check that it was producing the same power as before. A slight issue with the fuel pressure was quickly fixed and 500bhp was easily produced once again.