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just bought another fd to replace the 1 i sent to brisbane. it's a very stock silver 92 basic S model, though it does seem to have had many of the R1 parts fitted. the rear wing looks very stock but is slightly wider and better looking
on the drive back from tokyo on the expressway i followed a fast benz up to 180kph to see if the speed limiter was installed
sure was, gave me a hell of fright when the engine just died like it had blown a fuel line. then when speed dropped below 180kph she kicked in again and ran perfectly
this car also got much better economy than than the red one on the drive back but feels way down on power. in fact it feels more like the rx8 i drove last year
those 2 things, and others, lead me to suspect that not only had the red car's engine been rebuilt but that it was worked as well. (the racing plugs it 1st had when i got it are apparently designed for use in 7's with around 400hp)
so now i'm curious about putting the red car on a dyno
so what shops could do it in the brisbane/goldcoast area and how much would it cost?
hope to get the silver7 on the road in a couple of weeks
yer the dyson dyno is pritty inacurte, if you go throug ben at rotary motorsport its like $180-$200 but thats for a tune so it mite be cheaper. u could just wait for a dyno day then its like $40 and you mite even win something, dyson is having one soon
thanks for the dyno shop names, may get it dynoed if the guy from NT who is thinking about buying it decides not to
a top place to give a 7 a thrashing up there
some years ago when touring around oz by bike i found 2 towns in NT that were just over 161kms appart. so i filled the bike at one of them and then set my stopwatch and rode to the other town lying on the tank maintaining a cruise speed of 185kph. slowed a little for bridges etc.
pretty exciting/scarey ride with a fully laden touring bike on a bumpy narrow bitumen road but we just made it;o)
yup, it looks like the exhaust system is still the stocker from new and 1 of the end pipes has rusted? fallen off!
to get the gases out past the plastic bumper the previous owner/dealer? has bolted an after market chrome extension pipe on
fortunately i have a big bore stainless APEX pipe/muffler in the garage waiting to go on. has a lovely bass rumble at idle and doesn't upset the noise meter at the test station when they do the 75% of red line test, (they only do the test if the vehicle sounds a little loud at idle)