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andyb Posted - 14 Apr 2012 : 08:11:05
its been a while since i last posted so i thought i better get pic of the fastback up
managed to get last weekend on it but due to the weather i was confined to the garage !

promise the get some more up soon

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
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andyb Posted - 19 Aug 2016 : 15:49:08
Been a bit busy over the last few months
I have got the engine refitted after having forged internals then had a bespoke full rally exhaust with big bore manifold skidded system and a re-packable back box
Had the limited slip diff rebuilt,lowered the rear suspension 1.5 inches, Then, had it set up on the rollers its now producing 120 bhp at the rear wheels

was running as course car on the St wilfrids classic rally last weekend and was really pleased with how different the car goes

a couple of photos by kind permission Tony North Photography

sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
andyb Posted - 08 Apr 2016 : 14:54:49
Some youtube footage of the last autotest at the end of December,
Had a few issues so the engines out and is currently awaiting forged pistons and rods along with a few more modifications !

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andyb Posted - 24 Dec 2015 : 10:15:39
Motors tv footage from the rally of the tests 2015

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andyb Posted - 27 Nov 2015 : 23:09:28
its not a massive spec its had a small over bore and has std valve sizes
Just been put together with tlc and spent a day on the dyno Running in and setting up
To perfection

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arrocuda Posted - 27 Nov 2015 : 21:57:49
This is beyond the standard H120 spec', this is more London/Sydney Hunter GLS spec'. Does this not mean that you will now have to compete in a more competitive class?

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
andyb Posted - 27 Nov 2015 : 16:20:11
Heres the dyno sheet,they ground a std cam to their own spec

change of rocker cover

York motor club autotest (pre rally test)

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arrocuda Posted - 26 Nov 2015 : 19:04:55
Originally posted by andyb has 140bhp and 143 lbft of torque i can highly recommend Harris Performance Engines services.

Impressive figures Andy. I'm assuming that they built it to the standard H120 road spec' engine so as to meet with the rally class rules. An extra 32 horses is quite astonishing and you might be able to squeeze out a couple more yet from the exhaust mods.

Nice one!

Building the 'Mark II' fastback Rapier ('Arrocuda').
andyb Posted - 25 Nov 2015 : 12:46:05
It was a welcome return after just over a year !

The engine was perfect,really torquey on the tests no need to rev it too highly, it has 140bhp and 143 lbft of torque i can highly recommend Harris Performance Engines services

next on the list is a proper exhaust manifold & system.

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JPSH120 Posted - 25 Nov 2015 : 11:26:51
Great to see you back in action, Andy.

How did the new engine perform?


andyb Posted - 24 Nov 2015 : 12:48:41
Here's a few photos and a video from the rally of the tests 2015 earlier this month,
after a long wait to get the engine back delaying fitting it was a bit of a rush to get the car sorted for the rally as its a three and a half day event the preps a bit different to a day event everything you need has to be carried in the car

and a preview to the 2016 event

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joffr Posted - 02 Sep 2015 : 18:07:09
That engine is getting a lot of exposure. Lad that works for me is a Ford fanatic and couldn't wait to show me the picture, I think it pooped up on a Ford Forum. The Harris's are legends in the Ford field by all accounts. Very nice indeed.
andyb Posted - 01 Sep 2015 : 16:30:06
Not sure on the make of paint, will try to find out
its the same colour used to paint lotus twin cam blocks.

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JPSH120 Posted - 26 Aug 2015 : 11:52:24
Oooo engine porn, very nice !

What paint has been used on the block?


andyb Posted - 25 Aug 2015 : 12:53:34
Not done a great deal to the car since the last rally the engine got sent away earlier in the year to join a three month waiting list.
Just had some photos sent of its progress its nearly ready to be dyno run
Decided to have new carbs at the same time to save having to have it tuned when back in the car

more than impressed with the results so far

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Arran Posted - 22 Oct 2014 : 14:50:48
Hi Andy
Great video, thanks a lot. It needed just 35:25 Mins to download...
Do you use the Overdrive in such races? I could not make it out.

Especially slaloms on a flat ground, inclusive on ice in Winter were my speciality. Not so much with my Fastback, but many more years with an racing green MGB. Ice slaloms with open
roof was really the ultimate kick. And after each run of about 60 to 90 secs off into the Tearoom for a tea rum.

Best greetings from the Isle of Arran in Scotland.

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