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Dane's Hybrid Conversion Thread

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Dane, Apr 11, 2011.

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    pressure drop wise there's nothing to prove, nor cooing.. tufftys runnning the same core on the gt30 ok..
    Its almost Rs500 core sized...
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    reason?
    no idea - sorry

    Its pi$$ed me off big time I have to say.. As much as I like your car, it fcuks up all my plans and bookings, domino's effect with it not being done. suppliers in general currently are all w4nkers in terms of their delivery performances and quality.. Not a happy badger!
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    Not so sure about the long trip in the old golf before the thermostat is changed, over heating territory for sure. Sorry Prawny.
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    No worries dude just curious, no need to say sorry.
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    Booo.... :(

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    I'll try and find some time to change it, but I'm working tonight, all day tomorrow, all night tomorrow and all day Saturday :(
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    Also been waiting eagerly for the date for production but keeps getting knocked back and will be good to see it proven and tested before i buy ;)
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    Drive down to me and I'll change it for you ;)

    No worries if it's another week dude, I can cope, it's not as if I'm going to be fitting it any time soon, and this will give Bill more time to do the work on the Mani that he is doing for me.

    Has the money arrived in your account yet? It should have done i think
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    Bill, what was the pressure drop on Tuffty's when you tested it. Also how much does Alex want for this bigger core?
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    I had an initial 8psi spike followed by 5psi across the rev range
    [​IMG]

    Having spoken to Alex he hasn't come up with a final price just yet as he was trying to source a decent price on the 63mm bends

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    Isn't 5psi still quite a lot of a drop considering Welly managed half a PSI from his cheap eBay core?

    The 63mm pipe work would be better for me as I'm already running 63mm.
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    That's on Pauls old core Neil, not the new one!

    Plus, you have to remember that Pauls GT30 will be flowing more air than Wellys, so is likely to highlight problems more
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    Oh is it. Any graphs of the new core chaps or has it not been tested yet?
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    I want wellys core! He has lost his fogs tho hasn't he?
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    Thats the only thing stopping me is wanting to keep the fogs and keep it resonably OEM hoping this bigger core will flow well :)
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    yes old core not his new one.. which is significantly larger/better flowing
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    In which case I am waiting on Dane's core for results then ;)
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    Hmmm. now.. AH need to "gift" this new fmic for me to want to test or publish ANY information which promotes their product. Their service thus far has fallen way below expectations, and the V1 fmic was poor from the outset in flow vs pressure drop. I am not inclined to help AH unless they pull their finger out and deliver a working fmic in a timely manner! (which is already too late time wise)

    Yep - this is pissy badger with a bad attitude this morning. (need more cups of tea to mellow me thinks)
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    [​IMG]
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    Brilliant!.... :D

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    Bad news
    AH (incompetant muppets) now say no FMIC until Tuesday

    f*cking Great!
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    That is disappointing to say the least, frankly, that is some seriously shocking service.

    Boooo.
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    I'm currently waiting for Alex to call me back :whistle2:
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    Alright Mr Blank Cheque!!!!
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    Fuming this end.
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    It's a real shame becuase it's incidents like this that do a company/persons reputation no good. The worse part about it Bill is it's delaying your work and therefore your rep goes on the line for the people you're holding up :(
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    Forge are no better on deliveries on anything welded currently. 4-6weeks
    Monies have not been discussed.. thats irrelevant @ this point.
    I do have a Welly sized unit on order for stock, but thats a couple of days away at least.
    There is no magic pill I'm afraid.

    Its just perthetic service from AH/Alex - Very poor work ethic, knowing there is a vehicle off road because of their Product Failure at the end of the day...
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    Understood mate, sorry that this has been a pain from the start. :)
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    Cheers dude, but nothings going to get here before Tuesday. And aslong as that date is kept by AH it's not worth it.
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    AH phone appears permanently engaged!
    Hmmmm, off the hook?
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    Well I can assure you they're not talking to me! Still waiting for a call back.

    I've also just noticed that I drive past Bailey Motorsport most weekends. Might pop in and have a chat with them:

    Motorsport Index
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    Alex has left the building - no surprise there - knowing what he behaves like.
    fcuks off early, knowing he is overdue with customer orders.. Says a lot really.

    Advise for anyone contemplating risking dealing with AH is talk to Larrs, not Alex.. Alex is a complete law unto himself, and clearly is more interested in everything else, other than intercooler fabrication,or customers deliveries.

    Pitifull, completely amateur way to run a business.. It beggars belief how he does any business.

    Perthetic, absolutely fcuking perthtic.
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    Oh right! No phone call back to me either :(

    I'll give Bailey a call I think.
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    Pro-Alloy, Pace, GRS, all other options..
    OR the Toyosport monstor which is proven, cheap and available
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    Finally got hold of Alex @ AH - latest "date", with me Weds. I will then have to weld on the 2 x 90' 63mm alloy bends onto it.. So, he's had this to do for well over a week, and despite having the opportunity to get the alloy bends in, so he can send a complete unit, he's done NOTHING. (aside from leave early leaving customers orders not done) -

    I do not like dealing with folks who are blatent liars... making up many excuses re conversations had up to me calling him myself this morning... Total BS..

    What a shambolic company
    beggars belief


    The Toyosport core I ordered thursday arrived today.. lol - ironic eh!
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    Thanks for all your hard wor Bill it is greatly appreciated,

    But JESUS! This is ridiculous! such poor everything on behalf of AH fabs, I shan't be suprised if we haven't received it by the weekend.
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    hmmmm, my AH FMIC is well over due as well. After reading this latter part of this thread, Im no longer surprised.

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