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BAD NEWS"

after a few weeks of late nights and countless hours on the
dyno sorting out the new management sytem and mis-fires
we managed to get big horespower figures from the car. We
trundled off to Bruntingthorpe yesterday to give the car it,s
first real run and most importantly Lisa,s D first run.
Warmed car up, a few runs up and down the runway to
warm up transmission etc , car was running on it,s road tyres
265 SO3 bridgestones , lisa jumps in car and gives the car a
few rolling blast,s with the boost controller turned off, to see
the car smoking it,s tyres at 100+mph is awsome. Then she
settles down to get the burn outs sorted all okay , then the
first launch - 7000rpm hold car on the linelock and let it go
wheelspin in the first 3 gears !!!!!!!!!! up to 120 kmh .
We then bolt on the Nitto,s and 1.9 bar boost approx 950 axle
bhp,try 8000rpm car bogs,8500 rpm car bogs,9000rpm and
voila which have ignition 4 100ft black lines and approx 270
kph at the end of a measued 1/4 of a mile. Lisa did approx 10
runs on high boost, we then noticed high water temp and a
water leak. Lisa is happy with her performance and we want to
get the car home to look at it , so off we go home , get the car
back to the workshop have alook arounD and OH NO cracked
cylinder block, remove engine and box, strip down and there is
a 3 inch crack along the turbo side of the block , I then made
the decision to not try and fix the cars as we do not have a N1
block on the shelf to rebuild it.
It is sad to say this but it is not worth the rush to get the car
out for TOTB, but we will rebuild it asap and hope to run it
before the end of the year.
I would like to say Lisa D took to the car like duck to water,
and there only a few people who could drive these high power
cars and she had it all sorted A1 definitly recon she will be in the
early 10,s when it is back on the track. Also thanks to Danoh,
Simon,Scott and sam for the late night last night, and i hope
Glen has the video he took of Lisa last launch AWESOME.

A very dejected Mark

we will still be there on sunday supporting last years winner
the "Rocket Ronnie" roll on next year!!!! TOTB 3
 

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Mark

Mark,
Please pass on our comiserations to all those involved

Gutted

Paul
 

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Such a shame!
Lisa seemed to be getting in the swing of things too.:(
 

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To say I am gutted would be an understatement. Yesterday I went from being nervous, to totally gobsmacked that I drove it to being gutted that it broke.....ah well.....tis life.
 

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Tiggs in the Project X

should have a small video clip of lisa,s last run in a few days including burn out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Bad luck Mark, I've heard a little of the heartache that Nick went through with the Croydons car, still makes it worth while if you can run 8s and 9s
good luck getting it going again (with even more power?)
 

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So it was Buster fault as he was the last one in there..
 

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I thought Lisa broke it... :)
 

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Great pity and very sorry for you all.

Look If you think it was me that broke it I will mend it for you, I have a big pot of araldite here somewhere, or how about a bit of fiberglass !:rolleyes:
 

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No .. buster busted it.. ROTFL
 
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Ive got some Blu Tak & a Blue Peter annual from 1979.
Seriously bad news though guys.
 

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Its a shame, I for one was so looking forward to seeeing this car go.. probably more so than any other, I do feel for Mark and his crew, but from the tone of his message he seems to have taken it well, I do so hope that it can be up n running soon..

Really sorry to hear this Mark / Abbey crew..
 

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Mark, light can be seen any point in time, my comment is , it will come back and it will be better than it was before. Heads are bitches and all these things sometimes hinder development.

Unlucky but I can say TOTB albeit in the lime light, the car will always have a place in public knowledge so when it is ready it will be a complete triumph.

You have the 1K BHP ATW figure to be proud of, its worth a beer next time I see you at the very least.
 

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well done even though you had problems i'm sure they can be sorted, and will be ready to have some fun at the pod maybe?

just goes to show with all the bitching on the "other forum" lisa could and would have done the car proud!!

best of luck next time
tony
 

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Mark i was really really looking forward to seeing the car run at TOTB...dont really seem worth going now.

Still if PMGay got in it it would be shagging transits by now. (Paul thats a knee jerk reaction to slating my dad):)

That car reminds me of when that Edwards character broke the triple jump record...he set a new standard that would not be met for years, i reckon you guys have achieved the same with proj X. (christ thats a bit ar5e licky innit, but true)

Kris.
 

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sorry to hear your bad luck (or should i say our bad luck as was looking forward to seeing it run in totb). wish you all the luck with getting back on track soon.
 
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