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Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« on: February 26, 2013, 19:02:41 PM »
Well had a very kind offer for a day out at Cosworth on the 15th of Feb from





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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 20:42:05 PM »

Looking forward to the pictures mate.

Wish I could have come!  :'(
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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2013, 10:44:32 AM »
Yep it's a shame you couldn't and some people didn't turn up  :angry: but he said if he gets good feedback it will be an on going thing. Some pics and I will add some text later.
























































































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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2013, 10:50:18 AM »
Wow, that`s an impressive collecton of engines they`ve got there..
That V10 engine would sure look nice in your Sierra ;D ;D

Looks like you had a great day there.
Keep it very sideways..

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2013, 13:07:01 PM »

Awesome mate!  :mellow:

Did you get to see the F1 engine on the dyno?
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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2013, 19:40:35 PM »
Wow Love the Zetec v10 but the question is now your friends with them can we get some cheap parts ha ha !
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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2013, 20:41:07 PM »

Awesome mate!  :mellow:

Did you get to see the F1 engine on the dyno?

Yes mate , it has to be the best sound ever. When we got to it they had it running at 4500rpm I think idle. Then they warmed it up a bit at 9000rpm at a light load about 145hp lol  as he adjusted the mixture then a few pulls to 17500rpm holding it for what seemed like ages and 749.5bhp! They then set it to run a f1 that was saved from data and it was awesome 4.5k to 15.5k in well under a second and up through the gears. Wow is all I can say, there is a lot to say about the day really the bloodhound is a mighty impressive engine but it is a retuned f1 lump and wait it is only powering the fuel pump for the rocket booster in the new car! Yep a f1 engine fuel pump for 14 seconds. Awesome mate I will add some details and hope Grey will to, as I am flat out ATM for work and have lost my best pal Casper this week after 16 years and I'm totally gutted tbh.

R.I.P Casper.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2013, 20:44:39 PM »
Wow Love the Zetec v10 but the question is now your friends with them can we get some cheap parts ha ha !

Lol awesome stuff up there mate there was loads we couldn't take pics of as its current but you should see what they through in the skips up there! Graham you got bits off was with me hope he puts his pics up too. I can ask about parts that was the thing they want to push the aftermarket stuff.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2013, 22:28:42 PM »
Cracking pictures!!

Sorry to read about Casper.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2013, 12:29:38 PM »

Dyno sounds worth the trip all by itself.  :mellow:
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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2013, 19:47:05 PM »
Cracking pictures!!

Sorry to read about Casper.

Glad you enjoyed them mate and cheers for your kind words.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2013, 19:53:59 PM »
It was Dave, some of the other stuff that was very interesting was the plane that looks like a toy.

It's not its a drone plane used by the U.S and our military and they do a two cylinder version also. it's derv and can fly very high and its block is machined from a one piece billet. It's very light and powerful.

The Subaru Cosworth was also discussed in depth and the remit from Subaru was it had to run for 50 hrs at wot on a dyno and survive. It took a few but they got the problems ironed out and did it!

They also on the factory tour showed a new engine they are supplying to a uk company , we thought Aston Martin . Very smart it looks like an f1 bottom end as in the sump and main arrangement and guys building up engines too.

The other department we looked at had the crate engines they supply and build to customer requirements . Immaculate to say the least lol with various old and newer f1 engines that are checked over or rebuilt . Some jap based v6 s was also there in turbo form and with a turbo and a supercharger combo.

They are also machining 4cyl alloy blocks ford , and there was a whole pallet maybe 10 blocks that had failed the quality control. Then more found outside in the skip and the other bits like main caps etc the engines and parts are all measured in a really clean room by a computer controlled robot with various attachments to get into different places.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2013, 20:26:53 PM »
Caught in the act? ;D ;D



My condolence's for Casper. 
greetz Paul.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2013, 21:19:17 PM »
Wow! What a great day out. Hope that it will happen again just look at all of the new shiny bits and pieces. Very nice indeed!!!!!!

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2013, 09:08:25 AM »
Caught in the act? ;D ;D



My condolence's for Casper. 

Thanks Paul , that's graham there it looks like he is thinking how quick he could get that engine in the back of the van lol

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2013, 09:10:41 AM »
Wow! What a great day out. Hope that it will happen again just look at all of the new shiny bits and pieces. Very nice indeed!!!!!!

I will e mail him and tell him there are some interested people if he does another day mate.

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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 14:09:56 PM »
Wow! What a great day out. Hope that it will happen again just look at all of the new shiny bits and pieces. Very nice indeed!!!!!!

I will e mail him and tell him there are some interested people if he does another day mate.

Yes that would be great I would love to have the chance to
See that place in all of its glory.
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Re: Cosworth tour thanks to Mark at TDI plc
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2013, 22:30:00 PM »
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The Subaru Cosworth was also discussed in depth and the remit from Subaru was it had to run for 50 hrs at wot on a dyno and survive. It took a few but they got the problems ironed out and did it!


That is impressive!

Not many engines could do that  :mellow:
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