View Full Version : Martin's clio????

31-01-2005, 19:05
I was thinking last about martins car last night and the thought entered my head, that it is a possibility that martins engine is an F7P not an F7R, if so this could explain a lot even with the cams etc, but could also be a load of rubbish, i think it's worth a look after all this money has been spent, mind you i think someone would have noticed this!


31-01-2005, 19:08
LOL, 14.90 qtr with de-cat, chip and filter!? I don't think you'll get that from a valver...clutching at straws now! I think it just a crap engine....tbh well it used to be ok now it crap...for it's spec anyway.

31-01-2005, 19:10
well it was 12 o clock at night martin and i was hoping for the best, thought that way you'd have the quickest valver engined williams!!!lol

31-01-2005, 19:11
Aye good thinkin' one of the quickest 1.8s around! :lol:

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31-01-2005, 19:28
lol......i think it has been mentioned before mate tbh...but even with the mods it has now its too quick for a 1.8

unless it did more damage than announced wen the cam chewed the head up etc......controversial

31-01-2005, 20:38
Andy was hunting for a new crank shaft for it after the cam belt went.

31-01-2005, 23:18
If it was a 1.8 then Martin would basically be running an old cup car (except his hasnt been blueprinted and has willy track and gearbox) in trms of power to weight ratio. Im sure a cup would get mid 14's on the 1/4 mile.

You should be able to tell if it is a 1.8 though as the torque and power delivery would be different from a Willy lump surely? I mean if it used to be a slow to pick up low down and then go mental at 4.5 like a 1.8 surely he would have noticed notice?

31-01-2005, 23:27
I would notice fella, it picks up very well indeed...

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01-02-2005, 11:29
yes mate it picks up the same as a willy low down.......it just has no balls mid range......as i said to martin after id driven it down the strip........'it just has no mid range kick.....no pull............its flat'

01-02-2005, 11:34
Between whats revs is it flat?

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01-02-2005, 11:36
all of em after 2k lol

01-02-2005, 11:40
What was your car like when you got it back Jon, after the rebuilt megane lump?

Whats the characteristics of your rev range?

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01-02-2005, 11:49
er.....up to 2k seems to pull jus a little stronger than std...2k - 4k it pulls well.....4-4.5k....it just fukkin takes off lol

01-02-2005, 11:58
How did you run it in?

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01-02-2005, 12:11
lol........as iv said before mate.i ran it in on the peaks run....as flat out as poss considering other cars

02-02-2005, 14:11
as flat out as poss considering other cars

What, like a certain blue valver you hustled off the road! :wink:

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02-02-2005, 14:13
lol....i thort u just wanted to show me a close up of ur new bump strips on the drivers door lol..

was a good piccy spot too hehe

05-02-2005, 21:00
I know for a fact that GDI bought, or tried to buy a new crank shaft for Martins car. If the damage was that bad that they needed a cranks shaft, do you think they rebuilt the whole bottom end?

If they did, maybe its not run in yet? Hence not as quick as it should be?

07-02-2005, 16:54
how about an F7P head instead fo the willy one if that was damaged??

surely they would have told martin if they had rebuilt the bottom end!

07-02-2005, 17:49
They didnt tell him they changed the crank (assuming that they did find one and change it, i know they asked someone i know for one)