Engine upgrade

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Re: Engine upgrade

#21 Post by Peter Douglas W » Sat May 25, 2024 7:46 am

Very good point, I have no idea.
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Re: Engine upgrade

#22 Post by Peter Douglas W » Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:42 am

I was driving the car the other day and I had the folowing thought. If I have the wrong diff then why would the speedo be so accurate? So I presume I have a bog standard setup.
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Re: Engine upgrade

#23 Post by valencia » Wed Jun 12, 2024 7:53 am

Hi Peter,
have you thought about going on a rolling road to get a proper accurate result of the engine's performance and current set up otherwise it can be just guess work.
If you are concerned about the extra weight of the panels under the car you could again get an accurate figure on a weighbridge, just to eliminate that question.
If everything checks out OK then the only route is engine mods or engine swap. My own early mk2 on the stromberg 150's and a 4.1 diff feels lively to accelerate if I rev it sufficiently but of course it's slower than a lot of moderns, which is where I notice it as I get overtaken, hills especially. Modern cars accelerate effortlessly past me on hills, my everyday car is a BMW116d,3 cyl, it's very punchy from 0-70 where of course I spend most of my time but is tails off at high speed. Regarding weight I think unladen on the T2000 is 1175kg and my BMW is 1430kg, modern cars don't seem to be light at all.
Let us know how things go.

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Re: Engine upgrade

#24 Post by Peter Douglas W » Wed Jun 12, 2024 9:33 am

Yes it is very bad at the bottom end. In the middle with the O/D it is quite lively , Top speed is good, going down hill with no passengers, Beaufort 8 tail wind. :D :D :D I dont try and overtake anybody because it normally finishes up as what the call out here an "Elephant Race" i.e. 2 Lorries side by side on the Motorway. We have all experienced it.
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