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Old 13th April 2004
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Default Back in the saddle again

After almost a year of driving a string of bog standard NA 8 valves, my 85 T16 is now the daily driver. Plenty of work to still do (Timing chain, CV boot and pads all around this weekend)(and a bunch of cosmetics and asthetics). But the car runs great. And the power difference is just silly. I had forgotten. Feels like a real rocket ship!
I could get the 8 valves going, but you had to work at it and carry unhealthy speed through corners just so you had some left at the exit. With the T16 I find I'm leaving it in 5th most of the time and just winding it up from 50mph (a lot! )
I have seen the dirty short side of 100mph more often than I should in the past few days!
On a side note, I took the 81 (nightmare distributor problems, but old friend) for "a walk to the back of the farm with a shovel"
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Old 13th April 2004
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Sounds like fun. Keep it safe.
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Old 14th April 2004
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T16s rule.

I've had a number of 'fast' cars over the years but nothing stirs the blood quite as much as the banshee whistle of the turbo coming on line and the rocketship shove of my t16s on the road.

After six months I still get out with a grin on my face, planning what to fix next.
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