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Old 25 Jul 2017, 10:54 (Ref:3754205)   #16
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Thanks for the welcome all.

Very new to it all - so lots of fun to be had getting to grips with the car, getting it HTP's, sourcing bits and pieces etc.

Anyone know if FJ owners puts these cars on a dyno to get an idea on output? Or is it easier just to get on a test day and see what times it can do?
Most FJ owners engines will have been dyno tested and some of them will have been extensively developed over the years!

A trip to a rolling road would be a lot quicker (and cheaper) than trying to achieve the same at a circuit, the main thing will be to get it running reliably and reasonably well - as you get the miles in you will then find plenty of areas for improvement.
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 11:12 (Ref:3754210)   #17
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Mike, one post from John seems to be missing a number. Tell me what post numbers you can see, please, so can investigate......

Edit- just seen John's comment. I'll have a think.....

Mike, you could obviously see the posts before us mere mortals could because it all seems to make sense now, and I can see the posts that you and John quoted.

Thanks for responding.
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 11:31 (Ref:3754213)   #18
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Yes I would definatley advise rolling road before a track venture.
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 12:38 (Ref:3754227)   #19
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Yes I would definatley advise rolling road before a track venture.
Any near Gatwick/Surrey that are used to strapping in an FJ?

Or are they all pretty much capable? At the end of the day it is just a rear wheel drive car on the rollers I suppose.
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Old 25 Jul 2017, 13:18 (Ref:3754246)   #20
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A very hastily shot i-phone video of the first start in a few years.

I can't wait to hear it without the silencers...

https://youtu.be/JGj2nJitXls
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Any near Gatwick/Surrey that are used to strapping in an FJ?

Or are they all pretty much capable? At the end of the day it is just a rear wheel drive car on the rollers I suppose.
I notice you're in Old Woking. I have seen a Formula 750 car being rolling roaded at Brooklands Horsepower in Byfleet so they might be able to help. Failing that, Delta swears by Peter Baldwin's rolling road in Royston(?) It may seem like a long way to go but Peter's breadth of knowledge is huge.
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Good call on Brooklands Horsepower. I work 5 minutes away - so not a terrible option.
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