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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:27 am

Steve they do I was really happy with the grip performance etc.

There were a few casualties....
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Post by CNHSS1 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:07 am

Glad you enjoyed it Ben.
club sprint & hillclimb championship starts in April :mrgreen: be ideal motor to have a go in, just saying :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:34 pm

Craig I'm definitely in for 2018 can't wait.

I had to run with nearly a full tank or I got fuel starvation issues exit of a couple of corners, 1/2 full tank. Returning the tank to full sorted the problem.

Tank is standard, single pump and filter. Likely I will fit a cage so a new tank needed can fit some baffles etc

What is the correct fuel flow, pressure etc any recommendations on pump(s) / filter(s) for sprint / track running?



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Post by barry_bryan » Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:31 pm

well done top marks for all your effort you put in.Regards Baz


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:37 pm

Great stuff and brilliant way to shake the car down. OOC Where was the track day?


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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:05 pm

Oulton Park a few pictures :D
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Post by Benc » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:08 pm

A few more pictures and should have a few videos Monday
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Post by Corky » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:28 pm

The standard fuel pump is plenty man enough for over 200bhp, so I wouldn’t worry about that. But you can cure the fuel starvation by adding a swirl pot and LP pump.


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Post by td99 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:46 pm

Nice to see SS1 taking Porsche!


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Post by CNHSS1 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:40 am

Std pump was good enough for 282hp on Batmobile 😁


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Post by Benc » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:00 am

Ok I'm thinking then that it's not the pump but pick up of fuel/ sloshing but happened when half full.

I fitted a filter just after the pump i.e. On the discharge side, should it be on the suction side or doesn't it matter?

Looking at the diagram the fuel comes from a pipe with filter on end through the mid point of tank on sender.

Will use some more fuel on road and investigate.



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Post by Corky » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:14 am

Fuel filter is on the high pressure side of the pump. The tank pickup is a dip tube off the fuel sender, so a low fuel level under hard cornering would explain the issue. You’re unlikely to see this on the hills, but you will at places like Anglesey and Aintree.
A swirl pot will fix the issue. Low pressure pump and pot can be bought quite cheaply. Have a look at my Sabre thread, there should be some photos of the pot and pump I fitted along with the relayed wiring switched from the ECU.


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Post by Benc » Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:47 am

Cheers Steve I'll have a gander.



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Post by Benc » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:07 pm

Ok so have progressed a few jobs on the ss1 :D

After doing the track day my helmet was often touching the soft top support hoop so a bit of floor lowering in pictures
Removed seat and cut out floor with Aldi air saw
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Then cut out the old rails
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Old rail mocked up, going to fold some 3mm sheet into channel 45x30 on Tuesday
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Fitted harness eyes behind seat
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Race license form filled in
Fuel tank ready for removal and roll bar also coming out and will be for sale fresh powder coated and harness bar welded
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That's it for now folks best wishes for 2018
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Post by Corky » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:18 pm

Blimey ! You've been busy :D

Well done.


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