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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2015, 08:31:05 AM »

Hi Fellow Monte Fans it is nearly Spring 2015 so time for the next stage in the saga.

Last year I nearly got to the potential of a Supercharged Montecarlo with an 037 Volumetrico Supercharger but a few things prevented the performance I should have seen. I was told at the rolling road session the engine was not using all the available boost in fact only 8PSI of nearly 17PSI available. This was seen as mostly down to restriction from the exhaust but also some restriction from the head. So it went very well to 4,000 RPM but was far down on it's potential. So a new head and exhaust might yield an additional 50-60BHP and maybe and extra 30 -40 Ft lbs of torque!!

I now have the Guy Croft Big Valve head (45 inlet 40 exhaust) ready to fit and I drive to Essex to have the new Exhaust made this Saturday. If the plan works the car will be mapped at the end of March and should be amazing to drive.

As ever so much could go wrong so I have not yet signed up for the Goodwood LMC trackday.

I hope to see you in 2015 with my Montecarlo working as it should  Grin

Cheers and enjoy Spring

Eric

It would certainly brighten up the Goodwood Track day, which I understand, as in recent years, is struggling for entries. Day membership available for anyone interested?
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2015, 09:31:36 AM »

Hi Fellow Monte Fans it is nearly Spring 2015 so time for the next stage in the saga.

Last year I nearly got to the potential of a Supercharged Montecarlo with an 037 Volumetrico Supercharger but a few things prevented the performance I should have seen. I was told at the rolling road session the engine was not using all the available boost in fact only 8PSI of nearly 17PSI available. This was seen as mostly down to restriction from the exhaust but also some restriction from the head. So it went very well to 4,000 RPM but was far down on it's potential. So a new head and exhaust might yield an additional 50-60BHP and maybe and extra 30 -40 Ft lbs of torque!!

I now have the Guy Croft Big Valve head (45 inlet 40 exhaust) ready to fit and I drive to Essex to have the new Exhaust made this Saturday. If the plan works the car will be mapped at the end of March and should be amazing to drive.

As ever so much could go wrong so I have not yet signed up for the Goodwood LMC trackday.

I hope to see you in 2015 with my Montecarlo working as it should  Grin

Cheers and enjoy Spring

Eric

It would certainly brighten up the Goodwood Track day, which I understand, as in recent years, is struggling for entries. Day membership available for anyone interested?

Neil

The problem with goodwood for many is that it is just so far south it's one hell of a trek just to get there, I know they tried a northern venue once but it was a bit half hearted, shame there's nothing available a bit nearer the Midlands
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« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2015, 09:38:56 AM »

Hi Fellow Monte Fans it is nearly Spring 2015 so time for the next stage in the saga.

Last year I nearly got to the potential of a Supercharged Montecarlo with an 037 Volumetrico Supercharger but a few things prevented the performance I should have seen. I was told at the rolling road session the engine was not using all the available boost in fact only 8PSI of nearly 17PSI available. This was seen as mostly down to restriction from the exhaust but also some restriction from the head. So it went very well to 4,000 RPM but was far down on it's potential. So a new head and exhaust might yield an additional 50-60BHP and maybe and extra 30 -40 Ft lbs of torque!!

I now have the Guy Croft Big Valve head (45 inlet 40 exhaust) ready to fit and I drive to Essex to have the new Exhaust made this Saturday. If the plan works the car will be mapped at the end of March and should be amazing to drive.

As ever so much could go wrong so I have not yet signed up for the Goodwood LMC trackday.

I hope to see you in 2015 with my Montecarlo working as it should  Grin

Cheers and enjoy Spring

Eric

It would certainly brighten up the Goodwood Track day, which I understand, as in recent years, is struggling for entries. Day membership available for anyone interested?

Neil

The problem with goodwood for many is that it is just so far south it's one hell of a trek just to get there, I know they tried a northern venue once but it was a bit half hearted, shame there's nothing available a bit nearer the Midlands

Totally agree, that's why I've never been. It's on my 'bucket list', but I can see this being, if not the last, one of the last.
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2015, 10:53:35 AM »

Well, nearly good news as I have the impressive new exhaust made by Hayward & Scott and the GC 45 40 head. Unfortunately one of the cam lobes on the Exhaust side is damaged so since I have no spare Strada 130 TC Inlet cams I cannot re-build the car. I am now waiting for a Quote from Cat Cams for new Billet cams suitable for my Supercharged application. I will have to wait at least 2 weeks and still put the car together and get it mapped. The target has to be Donnington Historic Festival with the new unrestricted Volumetrico Montecarlo.

The Exhaust is Ceramic coated inside and out so no heat wrap or extra heat shields required. The Tail Pipe is 70mm ID throughout.

Some pictures to pass the time!

 

Roll on May.

Eric



* Big Bore Exhaust (Small).JPG (165.18 KB, 640x480 - viewed 638 times.)

* GC 45 40 Valves View (Small).JPG (91.03 KB, 640x480 - viewed 694 times.)
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« Reply #24 on: May 28, 2015, 08:18:36 AM »

Well the sun is out and the car works again  Grin

It is making 277BHP and 230 ftlb of torque on 97 Octane with no less than 200 ftlb all the way from 1800 RPM to the rev cut at 7200. With the very low CR of 7.5:1 and the horribly unbalanced inlet manifold this is a result. It is quick and effortless Grin Grin

However had I gone for 10:1 pistons and built a custom inlet manifold with the in balance removed I might see 320BHP and 250 ftlbs. I think I will just drive it for the summer before any more change.

Cheers

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« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2015, 09:21:23 AM »

That must one quick car now.itll give a Ferrari a run for its money being so light,must be in the 4 seconds region 0 to 60. Can we see some more pictures of the whole car please Eric on here and on the monte consortium
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« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2015, 05:28:36 PM »

Well done Eric.
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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2015, 06:15:58 PM »

Chaps

The Epic Tale continues with new hope and new parts for 2016. Having used and driven the VMET Monte it was time to get the rest of the power some more refinement and some safety with things like a progressive throttle and traction control. So I am currently installing a Link G4+ Fury ECU along with a full new engine bay loom new fuse boxes etc. I am installing drive by wire (Porsche Throttle body), knock sensors and individual cylinder control of both fuel and ignition in addition to 10:1 pistons and a new custom inlet manifold.

The Ignition coils are from a Chevy LS2 with Coil Near Plug looking more subtle than the coil on plug alternatives. I am going for e Throttle because it will remove the way the car would jump forward 10 feet at the initial touch of the throttle and remove the lumpy idle. This is a better option than yet more springs on the throttle and to scaring everyone to death with a growl and jump response!!

I will also have some modifications made to the exhaust so the trip to Turin does not leave me stone deaf.

So I have a huge challenge with around 120 wires to install correctly whilst adding sound proofing and fitting a Tilton twin MC pedal box to extract the best out of the 6 piston brakes at the front and 4 piston items at the rear. Of course I am also making new rear quarter windows with air extractors, getting a rack fitted to a rear engine lid and getting cloth seats re-trimmed so Turin is a nicer drive.

Some challenges are tougher than others like getting the traction control trigger wheels sorted out for all 4 wheels but I have a cunning plan in Baldrick style.

So if I look tired next time you see me you will know why.

Roll on Summer 2016

Cheers

Eric   
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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2015, 07:31:11 PM »

Good luck mate, hope it all comes together.
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« Reply #29 on: December 20, 2015, 12:36:51 AM »

Sounds absolutely bonkers - in the best possible way, of course! Bonne chance, Eric!
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« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2015, 09:08:31 AM »

Graham

Bonkers probably describes it and me nicely, but I do like a challenge and it is different to the twin weber, twin throttle body engines I have already built and run.

Good Luck with the French engine exchange.

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« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2015, 05:45:57 PM »

Thanks Eric. I appreciate bonkers - it's so much better than boring, especially when applied to cars (and motorbikes). Keep on keepin' on...  Grin
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« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2015, 11:38:27 AM »

jealous of both your skills and what will be the finished article
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« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2015, 05:14:10 PM »

Some pictures of the car with the earlier VX at Castle Combe






* Monte at Castle Combe (Medium).JPG (153.41 KB, 1156x768 - viewed 509 times.)

* Monte at Castle Combe2 (Medium).JPG (159.05 KB, 1156x768 - viewed 587 times.)
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« Reply #34 on: December 21, 2015, 11:10:42 PM »

Tremendous!
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« Reply #35 on: December 21, 2015, 11:32:23 PM »

Fantastic...! Cornering beautifully flat and balanced, by the look of it as well...
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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2016, 04:26:01 PM »


So I have a huge challenge with around 120 wires to install correctly whilst adding sound proofing and fitting a Tilton twin MC pedal box to extract the best out of the 6 piston brakes at the front and 4 piston items at the rear. Of course I am also making new rear quarter windows with air extractors, getting a rack fitted to a rear engine lid and getting cloth seats re-trimmed so Turin is a nicer drive.


Eric, I'd love to follow your work on the hilton pedal assembly installation.  Please take pics and share.  Love this car of yours.
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« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2016, 08:42:00 AM »

OK I have now worked out and built Drive By Wire onto the S2 Pedal box with the help of a part from the Tilton 600 pedal box and I have trigger rings on the rear drive shafts to signal to the Astra Hall effect crank sensors for traction control. I have the modified exhaust and soon the inlet manifold will be made. The new fuse & relay box for the ECU is built so after a little sound proofing it is full speed ahead on the wiring. Although I have made the loom connections for the Toucan CAN bus ECU Sensor display and changed the Tacho resister so it can display a modern low side Rev Counter signal.   

No-body said this would be easy but at least the 10:1 pistons are installed now.

Roll on July when I hope to get the car to the Silverstone Classic event.

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« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2016, 06:59:04 PM »

Time for a Photo of the Work in Progress



* VMET Engine WIP July 2016 (Large).jpg (512.71 KB, 1440x1080 - viewed 399 times.)
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« Reply #39 on: July 01, 2016, 08:16:44 PM »

Wow. The attention to detail is incredible. Look forward to seeing it in action sometime soon, hopefully.
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