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« on: November 22, 2012, 15:29:04 PM »

Hi there, Grey aka Joakim from Sweden here.
Through life i have been a Ford freak and have owned a few cool Sierras, most 2.9ers.
Last summer i bought the very rare (for Sweden it is) Pinto Carburetter P100 which I'm about to fix up and make a little more rare. :)


I have bought a Sierra GT that will help the interior, but i have already put in the Sierra Cosworth Recaro seats.


"Real" Cosworth engine. ;D


And a Momo steering wheel.



I also have this old bagger, maybe it is the most powerful 2.9er turbo in the world with stock bottom. 535BHP, 765NM. Not a sierra though! ;)







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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 15:43:56 PM »
Welcome to FordPower Joakim.

Nice pair of Fords you have there, bet that Cortina goes well!!!!  ;D


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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 15:51:34 PM »
Welcome to FordPower Joakim.

Nice pair of Fords you have there, bet that Cortina goes well!!!!  ;D

Hehe, well since its a granny its a bit slower but yeah, it kicks you in the back. :)

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 15:54:41 PM »
Hello Grey,

I'm glad you joined here mate I spoke to you on the Fsoc site ade500, lovely pair and an awesome engine you have there.

Cheers Ade

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 17:07:35 PM »
Hello Grey,

I'm glad you joined here mate I spoke to you on the Fsoc site ade500, lovely pair and an awesome engine you have there.

Cheers Ade

Thanks for the link mate, seams like I'm going to find some nice 2.9ers here. :)
You didn't have a bad setup either.   :mellow:

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 17:29:21 PM »
welcome along  ;D
That turbo doesnt look big enough in the Granada engine bay  :o

Good to see another Granada driver on here  :mellow:

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 17:41:33 PM »
welcome along  ;D
That turbo doesnt look big enough in the Granada engine bay  :o

Good to see another Granada driver on here  :mellow:

Guess that "small" GT40 could be exchanged for something bigger. For now it´s maxed out, but so is the fuel pump and injectors too. Well, I'll see what I will do with the old bagger. Next step cost so much money...  :rolleyes:

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 19:02:12 PM »
I thought you would like it mate  ;D cheers there is a new engine well under way  :mellow:

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 22:23:36 PM »

Hi & welcome to FordPower ;D

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535BHP, 765NM

Yes I think you do have the most powerful 2.9 12V ever!

I heard about your results some time ago now, well done! :mellow:
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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 22:30:46 PM »

Hi & welcome to FordPower ;D

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535BHP, 765NM

Yes I think you do have the most powerful 2.9 12V ever!

I heard about your results some time ago now, well done! :mellow:
Hi and thanks mate.

Someone should have got some more power with better parts? The setup i use is basic!  ;)
Anyways, you probably saw it when it was in the Skogenracing Capri, now we transfered it into the Skogenracing Granny!  :ph34r:
Heavier but it's my favorite Ford so i guess it's better for me.

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 22:36:10 PM »
Yes when it was in the Capri!

I have dyno plots but not the 535bhp run.

Shows what the old 12v can do.

I think the E85 plays a big part in the results & how your able to push the stock parts.

Never used it or seen test data on it, so can't really comment :unsure:
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2012, 08:01:40 AM »
Yes when it was in the Capri!

I have dyno plots but not the 535bhp run.

Shows what the old 12v can do.

I think the E85 plays a big part in the results & how your able to push the stock parts.

Never used it or seen test data on it, so can't really comment :unsure:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Q0IMFF7cc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0Q0IMFF7cc</a>
There is the 535BHP run. 471WHP.

Most problems we found with the 2.9er so far is the heating problems at cylinder 2 and the head gaskets. Because of the heat the second cylinder piston ring land breaks. This is no problem when heat is controlled but when driving with over 100 degrees Celsius it breaks very fast. Else, it's a great machine! :)

E85 is pretty much 85% Alcohol and 15% Petrol. Cook some Alcohol @ home and mix it yourself, it is cheaper than any race fuel and works GREAT. Good for environment too!  ;D


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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2012, 10:16:32 AM »
Yeah no different in the U.K.
Tuners here have built loads of turboed 2.9's.
However this is mostly 25 year old technology so the fueling, mapping & even the turbo install is not as good as it can be.

So these cars break STD pistons & lift heads with STD bolts at around 250bhp.

E85 the little I know about it is you need more of it for the same power, so you have increased exhaust flow that helps spool that big turbo, it's flash point is a lot higher so your able to run higher compression & boost levels plus overall engine temps are lower.

Combine that with some good mapping, low back pressure, high lift cam & you have achieved some great results!
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2012, 11:43:29 AM »
Yeah no different in the U.K.
Tuners here have built loads of turboed 2.9's.
However this is mostly 25 year old technology so the fueling, mapping & even the turbo install is not as good as it can be.

So these cars break STD pistons & lift heads with STD bolts at around 250bhp.

E85 the little I know about it is you need more of it for the same power, so you have increased exhaust flow that helps spool that big turbo, it's flash point is a lot higher so your able to run higher compression & boost levels plus overall engine temps are lower.

Combine that with some good mapping, low back pressure, high lift cam & you have achieved some great results!

You are right on the spot, except for one thing. E85 makes more power, so just to change fuel we get a boost from around 400 to 450 BHP. Cheep tuning. :) You have to add 30-35% more fuel but it costs lesser than 2/3 of petrol.

Most of you guys in UK is stuck with the thoughts of going with two small turbos instead of one big one. There is actually no point at all to go small because the power goes up with a bigger turbo (due to lesser heat) and it spools from 3K RPM anyways. My 2.9er makes:
100WHP @ 3300RPM
200WHP @ 3900RPM
400WHP @ 4400RPM
471WHP @ 5600RPM

Big turbos make people happy!  :ph34r:


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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2012, 16:48:07 PM »
I for one would love to see some plots for it Grey, and I think your going to have to share you home brewing secrets with us for the E85 . We can enjoy ourselves a bit more with cheap fuel, more money for tyres lol

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2012, 17:15:29 PM »
Most of you guys in UK is stuck with the thoughts of going with two small turbos instead of one big one. There is actually no point at all to go small because the power goes up with a bigger turbo (due to lesser heat) and it spools from 3K RPM anyways.

I would agree that 99% of the 12V 2.9er's in the U.K run turbo's too small that hold the engine back.
Really sad to see people pump lots of money into the cars for a few horses in gains because they don't change the turbo's.

No wonder most give up & move onto Jap stuff LOL!

Have to dis-agree with bigger is better mate, it has to be matched to the engine & twin turbo's work better for a V engine than a single turbo.

Otherwise you waste a lot of energy you could use to spool the turbo's.

I have a dyno plot of your engine when it was running 400bhp.

At the time I looked at a number of engines around the 400 - 500hp mark, looked at what worked & what didn't then came up with a spec for mine. The idea was to achieve the best of both worlds.
I didn't want to loose the 12v's low down torquey character & it had to run on normal 95 ron fuel.

Blue is a typical old Turbo Technics engine with the little T2's
Red is my engine with GT2252's
Black is yours when in the Capri at 15psi (i think, never found out for sure)

You can see you loose a lot of low end power.




However I ran into problems around 450bhp, blew a hole in the gasket & starting to hit high back pressure readings, so will never match your horse power figure as it would need the exhaust re-done plus probably bigger turbo's etc.

Yours is still top of the pile LOL!

I want people to push these 12v's as it's cheap reliable power & such an underrated engine I think.

How to build the engine is here but is far from complete as until I finishing testing it I can't finish it.

http://www.fordpower.org.uk/forum2/index.php/topic,8629.0.html



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« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2012, 02:19:14 AM »
I for one would love to see some plots for it Grey, and I think your going to have to share you home brewing secrets with us for the E85 . We can enjoy ourselves a bit more with cheap fuel, more money for tyres lol

Here you go:


It says flywheel hp but it´s not. It's wheel hub HP, so 471,2WHP.

Haha, so you want to know how to start an alcohol brewery! :)
Well, here you go: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Alcohol-from-Common-Table-Sugar
Not sure that it legal though, in Sweden it's not but hey, from the land of the vikings, we brew mead to ourself and go to the petrol station for alcohol (E85) to our cars! :)

Dave, please add the dyno to your comparison chart. Could be interesting to see since it makes 765nm (565lbft) of torque but spools like the chart you have there (black line of course).

Well, you are true, big turbos isn't always best but in easy power and durability it's always better to choose a bigger turbo instead of a small one. The standard recipe we use for a durable engine with lots of power from 3500rpm is the following:
  • 2.9er -90 with better bearings
  • Holset HX35 from a lorry
  • HKS 50mm Wastegate china copy
  • Saab 352cc injectors
  • A big China IC
  • Megasquirt I
  • and a good clutch to hold the power through the MT75.

Total cost of around £1500

We build so that the turbo uses pulse split, important for good spool.
We use the right exhaust manifold to put on the left side, build some pipes and place the turbo on the right side.
This is one type, but often we don't even make an new one on the right side, we just take the original, goes around the oil filter and back.


This one is major piping.  ;)


We also build so that the oil return goes to the valve cover and final often looks like this. (T3/04 china turbo on the first engine bay, worked simliar to a HX35 due to bad spooling and low boost. We run that engine for a 24h race and only problem was the oil heating.)











With this setup you will get at least 367BHP and 553nm @ 1.05 bar on petrol. The Megasquirt map for that power is very dirty so 15-20hp more should be possible.
Durability is extreme, 3 years of pounding and the only thing that have broken is the MT75.  ;)

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2012, 09:08:51 AM »
Hi and welcome

Some very cool cars you guys are building over there  :mellow:

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« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2012, 11:12:50 AM »
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Dave, please add the dyno to your comparison chart

Cheers will do tonight.

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easy power and durability it's always better to choose a bigger turbo instead of a small one

Yeah agree with that.
The little T2's if tracked only last 5 - 10K before they need rebuilding.
Probably got something to do with the 1100 degree c & the + 20psi back pressure they run at 300bhp LOL!

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We also build so that the oil return goes to the valve cover

Interesting I have never come across that before, a mate of mine on here has done that with his 24V 2.9 & the turbo is smoking. I have said he needs to monitor the pressures inside the valve cover as I think it's restricting the oil return.

So you have had no problems then with this set-up???

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Total cost of around £1500

My engine would cost double that to copy & that's if you built it yourself.

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Durability is extreme, 3 years of pounding and the only thing that have broken is the MT75.

So that's on normal petrol & it's basically a STD engine.

What oil you using??

That is amazing how you have been able to push the stock pistons!  :o



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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2012, 19:48:01 PM »
I think that's e85 Dave, so on morrisons finest it would be 50hp odd down as Grey said above at 400hp  it gains 50 hp so maybe more at 500hp then?

Worth doing with E85 and without plots as its not a  like for like comparison really?

Grey the E85 looks very interesting we are way behind in the uk , they love it in the states too....... That power for £1500 is awesome 535hp to £ 1500 = £2.80 per hp well done Grey.


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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2012, 22:21:22 PM »
I think Grey is talking about what is a STD Turbo conversion for them Ade.

If I have it right they run on petrol make about 370 bhp on 1 bar & are basically a STD engine with a turbo bolted to it.
They cost £1500 to build. A 200+ bhp power increase is well worth £1500 LOL!

I followed Grey's engine build, he has a Kent cam kit in it & 1500 pounds worth of turbo bolted to it LOL!
Probably close to a 3K build.


Well here you go.
It looks like you allow 14% for the transmission so I corrected your figures for the flywheel.




I included my first & only run at 23 psi.
On the 2nd run I added fuel & ignition, at 5400rpm the gasket fire ring blew!
So is unfinished but I doubt it will make more than 500 bhp.
Blue again is a typical TT car which by 21 psi is really struggling with the little T2's.



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« Reply #21 on: November 26, 2012, 07:58:47 AM »
I think Grey is talking about what is a STD Turbo conversion for them Ade.

If I have it right they run on petrol make about 370 bhp on 1 bar & are basically a STD engine with a turbo bolted to it.
They cost £1500 to build. A 200+ bhp power increase is well worth £1500 LOL!

I followed Grey's engine build, he has a Kent cam kit in it & 1500 pounds worth of turbo bolted to it LOL!
Probably close to a 3K build.


Well here you go.
It looks like you allow 14% for the transmission so I corrected your figures for the flywheel.




I included my first & only run at 23 psi.
On the 2nd run I added fuel & ignition, at 5400rpm the gasket fire ring blew!
So is unfinished but I doubt it will make more than 500 bhp.
Blue again is a typical TT car which by 21 psi is really struggling with the little T2's.





Yes, £1500 is with a totally standard engine with the recipe above. My 535BHP is well over £3000, say more around £5000 for a total.
Here is the specs:
 Ford 2.9 V6
 ported cylinder heads
 O-ringed head
 Mira milled seats
 Kent camshaft (V6T46) 284 degrees and 11.2 lifting
 Kent Valve Springs
 12:9 cylinder head bolt
 Mocal Oil Cooler
 Mocal Oljekylarar Adapter
 Modified Oil Pump
 Garrett GT40 turbocharger
 2mm throttling the oil pressure
 Megasquirt MS1 v3.0 (Launch, fan control and dual tables)
 Custom Made injector harness
 Rebuilt distributor
 MSD 6A Ignition Amplifier
 MSD Blaster 2 Ignition Coil
 Denso Spark
 Precision 680cc injectors
 E85
 Bosch 044 fuel pump
 KL-Racing intercooler
 Stainless steel pressure pipes
 Stainless steel water pipes
 Samco Silicone Hoses
 Tial 50mm blow off valve (copy)
 Lintec Sport air filter
 HKS 50mm Wastegate (copy)
 Custom Made pulse splitting manifolds
 3.5 "Downpipe
 3.5 "exhaust system with one damper
 Powder coated valve covers, etc.
 Brushed aluminum details
 Polished stainless steel parts

 Processed 2.8 Flywheel
 765 pressure plate
 6 pucks sintered clutch disc
 Re welded BMW Getrag 265 gearbox
 Dedicated stockists for the journal in the box
 jointed propeller shaft
 Custom-made gearbox mount
 Custom Made support bearing bracket Propshaft
 Shortened gearbox mount
 Rebuilt BMW 535 lever

So, the comparison is interesting. I run at 21psi and it seams like the big turbo makes really big torque at high revs and also keeps the torque higher, longer, but of course it starts 1000RPM later. Depending on what you are using your car for, it's of course better with a good low end torque, but I would say that a big turbo is a better experience any day. When it kicks in @ 3500-4000RPM it feels so much more, the tires kicks loose and you get some major adrenalin rush! :)

Here is the Dyno of the 323WHP £1500 project.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_WRflm704" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D_WRflm704</a>hl=en&fs=1

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #22 on: November 26, 2012, 08:08:09 AM »
I like it!!!!!!!!!!

Welcom.
greetz Paul.

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« Reply #23 on: November 26, 2012, 08:21:27 AM »
I like it!!!!!!!!!!

Welcom.

Thanks mate!  ;D

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #24 on: November 26, 2012, 09:20:45 AM »
Hi and welcome

Some very cool cars you guys are building over there  :mellow:

Matt

Thanks mate,
It's not that difficult since the durability is very high on the 29ers. :)

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2012, 12:16:06 PM »
Welcome onboard our forum.

Really nice cars you have there.
You probably have a new record on the old 12V engine ..
(and i thought the 500BHP from Gengis was amazing ..)


Keep the pictures coming  :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2012, 23:19:41 PM »

So, the comparison is interesting. I run at 21psi and it seams like the big turbo makes really big torque at high revs and also keeps the torque higher, longer, but of course it starts 1000RPM later. Depending on what you are using your car for, it's of course better with a good low end torque, but I would say that a big turbo is a better experience any day. When it kicks in @ 3500-4000RPM it feels so much more, the tires kicks loose and you get some major adrenalin rush! :)


Yes mate above 1 bar you certainly have the advantage where as I am better below 1 bar due to same power but bigger power band.

We have tuned for different things & it shows.

Mine has a smooth power delivery with a very wide power band that's ideal for the road.

Yours don't get going till 3500 rpm but kicks in very hard with 75 lbs/ft jumps every 200 rpm as it spools.
Once spooled your in better efficiency islands & have less back pressure so you make more power.
Yours is ideal for the track.

Gengis's engine is very much like yours also but again his turbo's hold him back where as yours is still good at 500bhp +.

Also I have very high transmission drag as I am very high geared for the road plus 4x4.

This lets me get 35 mpg on the motorway & makes the car very refined at speed.

We have the same basic engine but very different in character LOL!

In my current spec I will never match your BHP but may hit your peak torque figure when I get back on the dyno.
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« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2012, 12:08:17 PM »

So, the comparison is interesting. I run at 21psi and it seams like the big turbo makes really big torque at high revs and also keeps the torque higher, longer, but of course it starts 1000RPM later. Depending on what you are using your car for, it's of course better with a good low end torque, but I would say that a big turbo is a better experience any day. When it kicks in @ 3500-4000RPM it feels so much more, the tires kicks loose and you get some major adrenalin rush! :)


Yes mate above 1 bar you certainly have the advantage where as I am better below 1 bar due to same power but bigger power band.

We have tuned for different things & it shows.

Mine has a smooth power delivery with a very wide power band that's ideal for the road.

Yours don't get going till 3500 rpm but kicks in very hard with 75 lbs/ft jumps every 200 rpm as it spools.
Once spooled your in better efficiency islands & have less back pressure so you make more power.
Yours is ideal for the track.

Gengis's engine is very much like yours also but again his turbo's hold him back where as yours is still good at 500bhp +.

Also I have very high transmission drag as I am very high geared for the road plus 4x4.

This lets me get 35 mpg on the motorway & makes the car very refined at speed.

We have the same basic engine but very different in character LOL!

In my current spec I will never match your BHP but may hit your peak torque figure when I get back on the dyno.


It's very interesting reading about your experience and compare both of our engines. It would be nice to feel how your engine character is just to get the idea of how it is. Closest i had to low boost was a Std 29er with a T3/04 turbo and that started building boost at 2000rpm. Actually i built that one to go around the track, just to be able to not change gears when accelerating from a hairpin. It felt good but not that exciting since i only run with 0.5 bar. It was also probably 200hp lesser than yours.

Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't Gengis's engine using NOS?  :blink:

You have a unbelievable mpg, sounds incredible with the boost coming at low RPM and also with the Kent V6T46 cam. Mine is using a lot more fuel, around 19-20 mpg but i guess thats also because of the E85 and "normal" gear ratio.

It will be very interesting when you get on the Dyno again! Looking forward to it.  :ph34r:

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Re: New Guy.
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2012, 23:35:15 PM »
It will be different to yours, once the car is moving there is little to be gained by changing gears, as long as it's over 30mph in 5th it will pull that gear & out accelerate most cars on the road, by the time your over 2000rpm it starts to pull very hard. The TT 2.9's don't really feel like turbo cars, they feel more like a big V8 is in the engine bay & that's how they drive.
This is what I have tried hard to keep, it's boring, predictable & lazy driving. They are GT's rather than a YB racer.
Over 4K you feel a typical T2 twin turbo drop off in torque where as mine keeps pulling hard but not as hard as yours lol!

Mine pulls 2200rpm for 70mph, it runs almost idle vacuum at that speed yet a slight push of the throttle & it will go into boost & start pulling hard, no need to change gear.
I run Cossie green injectors at high pressures & map a sweet spot for cruising at 16:1 AFR.
Combine the above with the engines better tuned efficiency & 400 miles plus from a tank is not hard.

You can see boost plots here at a bar.



Gengis's engine comparison added below, with & with out NOS.

Gengis will not match your engines peak figures as his turbo's will stop him, he might have turbo's capable of 700 hp but not on a 2.9 they won't as they are only efficient up to 25 psi so he can't run high enough boost & they spool way too late hence why he had to use 50 hp of NOS to spool them.



Of course he could run more NOS but that's a bit of a gamble.
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« Reply #29 on: December 06, 2012, 12:33:24 PM »
It will be different to yours, once the car is moving there is little to be gained by changing gears, as long as it's over 30mph in 5th it will pull that gear & out accelerate most cars on the road, by the time your over 2000rpm it starts to pull very hard. The TT 2.9's don't really feel like turbo cars, they feel more like a big V8 is in the engine bay & that's how they drive.
This is what I have tried hard to keep, it's boring, predictable & lazy driving. They are GT's rather than a YB racer.
Over 4K you feel a typical T2 twin turbo drop off in torque where as mine keeps pulling hard but not as hard as yours lol!

Mine pulls 2200rpm for 70mph, it runs almost idle vacuum at that speed yet a slight push of the throttle & it will go into boost & start pulling hard, no need to change gear.
I run Cossie green injectors at high pressures & map a sweet spot for cruising at 16:1 AFR.
Combine the above with the engines better tuned efficiency & 400 miles plus from a tank is not hard.

You can see boost plots here at a bar.



Gengis's engine comparison added below, with & with out NOS.

Gengis will not match your engines peak figures as his turbo's will stop him, he might have turbo's capable of 700 hp but not on a 2.9 they won't as they are only efficient up to 25 psi so he can't run high enough boost & they spool way too late hence why he had to use 50 hp of NOS to spool them.



Of course he could run more NOS but that's a bit of a gamble.

What type of EMS are you using?

16:1 AFR is high (lambad 1.09), if i would run at that AFR my engine would not be nice to drive. It would be coughing. AFR 15:1 is working (lambda 1,05) but I'm running at around lambda 0,95. I guess mine could be better tuned too.

2200rpm @ 70mph is really low. What kind of rear axle and ratio do you use? Lowest we got here in Sweden in a Sierra/Scorpio is a 3,14:1, but that would not be enough to get down to 2200rpm @ 70mph. 2700rpm minimum.
I guess you loose some accelerating too when having that low ratio? Got any 1/4mile runs?
Here is a G-tech with the Capri:


Nice charts, it's very interesting when looking at comparisons between the engines. What turbos do Gengis run?

Would be nice to install a 50hp NOS kit on mine. Would get the spool up earlier i guess, looking at Gengis numbers I imagine it would get me 500rpm earlier boost and around 635LBS/FT. Hmm... better not to spare the powertrain.  :laugh:

The boost plots is very similar to my old teams 24h scrap race car, boost started at 2000rpm and full at around 3000-3500. China Garrett T3/04 on that one. Worked great at 0.5bar of boost (8psi) but it got a very slow spool-up. It was a fast track so it worked great... mmm, great memories of that race. I would like to re do the race and boost it up to 1 bar instead. It was damn fast on the straights compared to the small Mazda 323 that run (not that fast in the corners though), here is an movie with one hour left to go with a left tire that was dead: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1_lZTy1jDo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1_lZTy1jDo</a>
Team was called "Team Glasshink" which more or less means "Team Ice Cream Bucket".  ;D