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#196 Steelie600

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

Sorry to hear you are currently unemployed, what sort of motorsport engineering were you involved in?

 

Turbo conversions, Rally preparation and service stop work. And Motorcycle engine tuning 2 and 4 stroke. More engine work to be fair, but im a dab hand at chassis's too.

 

Been on the dole fer 16 months now, Got made redundant, then lost my license a few weeks later (driving a mates car without insurance cos he was drunk) Losing that is a real set back cos im struggling to get in anywhere! Even jobs I dont need a license for!!



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:04 AM

I am a qualified podiatrist (chiropodist) working in the good old NHS! Yes, I work with feet all day long. No, I do not have a foot fetish! No, I will not have a look at your feet! Haha, I'm kidding!

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:07 AM

Turbo conversions, Rally preparation and service stop work. And Motorcycle engine tuning 2 and 4 stroke. More engine work to be fair, but im a dab hand at chassis's too.

 

Been on the dole fer 16 months now, Got made redundant, then lost my license a few weeks later (driving a mates car without insurance cos he was drunk) Losing that is a real set back cos im struggling to get in anywhere! Even jobs I dont need a license for!!

#1 - I feel for you bud, its amazing how everything you've worked for can go wrong so quickly, it seems a waste to the country/ society that someone such as yourself with your skills and experience is on the dole, i hope you find something soon,  I see seemingly incompetent people (from my perspective, anyway) in good, secure, well paid jobs  and i often wonder how they got them - maybe its true what they say - its who you know not what you know, or the ones who are most "economical with the truth" on their CV gets the interview, and the best BSer, gets the job.

 

 

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Ive dabbled a bit in motorsport, and am wondering if you could help me with my little project -  

 

http://www.fordowner...2441-my-mondeo/

 

I think i have pushed the little GT20 turbo about as far as it can go - i have a fully adjustable boost controller and i seem to have reached a "plateo" where i am increasing the boost but not getting any more power gains, the power drops off at the "top end" - i would like to extend it   its a low budjet project and i want to retain the stock injectors, exhaust manifold (i have a second one, with turbo/ actuator etc- which i plan to ceramic coar and/or heatwrap, i have a 8mm ss EGR blanking plate (which i plan to fit the EGT sensor to) and an EGT gauge). With keeping the stock manifold i would probably be stuck with the stock turbine, (its a fixed vane) but would like to fit a larger compressor wheel & housing, but here is the thing- i don't want to significantly increase lag / raise the boost threshhold so im looking for a compressor(+ housing) that will icrease the gas-flow/ top end power without doing that - any comments appriciated (i can move this (#2)to my build thread)



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

#1 - I feel for you bud, its amazing how everything you've worked for can go wrong so quickly, it seems a waste to the country/ society that someone such as yourself with your skills and experience is on the dole, i hope you find something soon,  I see seemingly incompetent people (from my perspective, anyway) in good, secure, well paid jobs  and i often wonder how they got them - maybe its true what they say - its who you know not what you know, or the ones who are most "economical with the truth" on their CV gets the interview, and the best BSer, gets the job.

 

 

#2 -

Ive dabbled a bit in motorsport, and am wondering if you could help me with my little project -  

 

http://www.fordowner...2441-my-mondeo/

 

I think i have pushed the little GT20 turbo about as far as it can go - i have a fully adjustable boost controller and i seem to have reached a "plateo" where i am increasing the boost but not getting any more power gains, the power drops off at the "top end" - i would like to extend it   its a low budjet project and i want to retain the stock injectors, exhaust manifold (i have a second one, with turbo/ actuator etc- which i plan to ceramic coar and/or heatwrap, i have a 8mm ss EGR blanking plate (which i plan to fit the EGT sensor to) and an EGT gauge). With keeping the stock manifold i would probably be stuck with the stock turbine, (its a fixed vane) but would like to fit a larger compressor wheel & housing, but here is the thing- i don't want to significantly increase lag / raise the boost threshhold so im looking for a compressor(+ housing) that will icrease the gas-flow/ top end power without doing that - any comments appriciated (i can move this (#2)to my build thread)

 

It sounds to me like youve reached the limits of the fuel supply, and no amount of forcing more air in will create any more power. You will most certainly running lean at the top end too. So what I would do is adjust the boost to the point where its the max boost you can run before it levels out. Have you had the ecu mapped at all?? If so is there any more headroom to increase the injectors open phase??



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:41 PM

It sounds to me like youve reached the limits of the fuel supply, and no amount of forcing more air in will create any more power. You will most certainly running lean at the top end too. So what I would do is adjust the boost to the point where its the max boost you can run before it levels out. Have you had the ecu mapped at all?? If so is there any more headroom to increase the injectors open phase??

Thanks fot that - ill put the answer in my build thread -  



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:05 PM

I am a qualified podiatrist (chiropodist) working in the good old NHS! Yes, I work with feet all day long. No, I do not have a foot fetish! No, I will not have a look at your feet! Haha, I'm kidding!


Any cure for foot in mouth ?

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Just a ritual barbequing! LOL



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Posted 06 May 2013 - 08:54 PM

I'm a kitchen fitter, work for a large kitchen and bathroom firm on new build homes. here is something i did last year in london

 



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Posted 07 May 2013 - 12:12 AM

Any cure for foot in mouth ?


Pretend to be a child. People over look children's 'foot in mouth' comments and simply put it down to their ignorance and mostly innocence!

Failing that, I'd quite literally put your foot into your mouth...no one will know if you've slipped up when all they can hear is just mumbling! 😉

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm a kitchen fitter, work for a large kitchen and bathroom firm on new build homes. here is something i did last year in london

 

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Nice work...could do with a new kitchen...when can you start? lol



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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

I'm a semi-self employed (:P) mobile phone technician. :D



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

Im a cabinet maker by trade, served my time making bespoke kitchens and wardrobes. Have since gone into general carpentry, now working for a company fitting wooden floors and second fix work

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:45 AM

I'm Front of House staff at a restaurant. So basically I'm a waitress but my employer doesn't like me saying that :P

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

Mechanic  :)  Did 14 years at Ford main dealer working on HGV , Light commercial and cars. 

now work for Ambulance service fleet department ,last ten years fixing all sorts of stuff.

 

 



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

Nice work...could do with a new kitchen...when can you start? lol

 

Thank you :D but unfortunately for you i dislike private jobs lol.

 

BTW becca never heard that term before. Do you work in a classy restaurant then.

 

jgriff i tend to stay away from carpentry and such like jons, too much tools for a car



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