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Old 28 April 2007, 01:02 PM
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You beat me to it David...


No serious burns, it looks alot better now mate...
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Old 28 April 2007, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by staffi View Post
You beat me to it David...


No serious burns, it looks alot better now mate...
yeah,yeah Have you been to API today I reckon you're ganging up on me,but you're right it needed the corner removing,so from this


to this

and finally finished, this


There's no pleasing some people

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Old 28 April 2007, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Leslie View Post
I would not want to be without a "**** link" if you have got that kind of performance, only too easy to hit detonation point during a hot summer. Very expensive outcome with that too!

Is there a specific advantage to have cast pistons as apposed to forged ones?

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Sorry my fault they are forged pistons,I'm the idiot
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Old 28 April 2007, 08:17 PM
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Burns, it`s going ot be a nice day tomorrow,drag your *** to the meet fella, i know`s it`s silly miles for you we`ll have a beer and i can have a butchers at your car, i`m sure David will buy us a pint the money we`ve spent at API...lol



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Originally Posted by staffi View Post
Burns, it`s going ot be a nice day tomorrow,drag your *** to the meet fella, i know`s it`s silly miles for you we`ll have a beer and i can have a butchers at your car, i`m sure David will buy us a pint the money we`ve spent at API...lol



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Sorry mate,I've had a couple of jobs to do and like I said I'm very anti social
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Old 29 April 2007, 02:48 PM
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2 weeks for mine now
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Old 29 April 2007, 03:14 PM
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That's right; two weeks. Shame I didn't tell you which two...............

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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
That's right; two weeks. Shame I didn't tell you which two...............

David

Thats so not fair



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Old 29 April 2007, 11:40 PM
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how many of us lot on here got a car in api, 5 days till i get mine back,(hope)
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Old 30 April 2007, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
That's right; two weeks. Shame I didn't tell you which two...............

David

Know the feeling
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Old 30 April 2007, 06:34 AM
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API would like to announce the opening of its new business,






IMPREZA TAXI's
(motto) never the same one twice

If you just have to get there on time just call

david the controller

at API TAXI
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Old 30 April 2007, 06:51 AM
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Mine's there now, and will be out before ANY of you lot turn up on Saturday.

Two reasons:
1
David the Taxi Controller has promised it will be ready by Friday so I can race it on Saturday
2
He doesn't have to buy me a Bacon Buttie on Friday as petty cash is dwindling.

I've done tons of jobs at home so the Brownie Points tally is sky high at present.
Trish says the car should go to API more often....

Graham.
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Old 30 April 2007, 07:02 AM
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Mines there also. Having a rebuild due to the bottom end giving up. Can't wait to have it back, the wifes saxo is doing my head in.
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Old 30 April 2007, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by 911 View Post
Mine's there now, and will be out before ANY of you lot turn up on Saturday.

Two reasons:
1
David the Taxi Controller has promised it will be ready by Friday so I can race it on Saturday
2
He doesn't have to buy me a Bacon Buttie on Friday as petty cash is dwindling.

I've done tons of jobs at home so the Brownie Points tally is sky high at present.
Trish says the car should go to API more often....

Graham.

Right, i`m kicking up a fuss then how come yours is going to be done for friday Graham and mines been there 5 weeks


David, explain??? and the money i`m spending aswell....


Burns, atleast i`ve already got the Taxi cab roof vent..
Pete`s Taxis...

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Old 30 April 2007, 11:51 AM
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Mine went in on Friday ...what about a 'group buy' on engine rebuilds!

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Old 30 April 2007, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post
Gaz, Like I said if you've done a few miles I don't think it smart to work a car that hard by using a 321H in middle age.

BUT if the mileage is below say, 20,000, then on a new age STi, it should be OK.

As far as JDM cars go the pistons [ in my opinion ] are better in a bugeye STi than a blob eye. In which case it would be the better result. The hyper-eutectic things in Vers 9 are exactly that ' hype ' and whilst they may be a very effective piston for the manufacturer to use for many reasons, they are most definitely NOT a high performance piston.

The con rods on New age will take it. The cams are Ok, so a good result would be anything above 400 using a front mount and a good exhaust and headers etc. Just bolt the turbo on would not get an appropriate result.

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OK, thanks.
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:12 PM
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im still waiting for the ppg gear set to arrive

David team can't start untill they get the parts, fingers crossed I get mine back this Saturday
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by DazW View Post
Mine went in on Friday ...what about a 'group buy' on engine rebuilds!
We've already tried that,he offered us a Free ride in his taxi's within a 500 yard radius of the north pole.
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:21 PM
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Burns, what gearbox do you have in yours???
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:33 PM
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Burns, what gearbox do you have in yours???
A API rebuilt UK STI 7, 6 speeder , well sorted for what I want.
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:40 PM
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A API rebuilt UK STI 7, 6 speeder , well sorted for what I want.
So what kind of torque do they give up the ghost then mate?? obviously fine for yours, just wondered why you`re thinking of the ppg that`s all..
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I got a bacon butty when they fiddled with my P1 (oh missus!).

They didn't do a very good job.









They did an excellent job.
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Old 30 April 2007, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by staffi View Post
So what kind of torque do they give up the ghost then mate?? obviously fine for yours, just wondered why you`re thinking of the ppg that`s all..
my 6 speeder is fine .The PPG only came up because I was having what I will call a "staffi" moment.ie finding more ways of spending what's left of my savings,I would only need a PPG if I wanted to Race/1/4 mile it,which does'nt really interest me.

ps when are you getting your motor back??
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Originally Posted by burns View Post
my 6 speeder is fine .The PPG only came up because I was having what I will call a "staffi" moment.ie finding more ways of spending what's left of my savings,I would only need a PPG if I wanted to Race/1/4 mile it,which does'nt really interest me.

ps when are you getting your motor back??
Staffi moment, like it..




Hopefully this week sometime mate, spoke to David at the meet yesterday, suspension is arriving today so fingers crossed

It`s booked in on the 9th May for bungalow removal i had thought of keeping it on and putting graphics on, but then i though i`m 41 not 21
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Originally Posted by Dave Blows View Post
I got a bacon butty when they fiddled with my P1 (oh missus!).

They didn't do a very good job.









They did an excellent job.
Is your username the same that appears on the APi invoice. If so, I hope you got a discount as well as a bacon butty!!!!
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Just to bring this up to date, it's now been about 14 months since David and the crew did all of my upgrading. The only addition has been to replace my Apexi with a Simtek to get rid of the damned MAF and a remap to suit.
And it hasn't missed a beat, it starts first time everytime, is a dream to drive either slow or fast and is "good" on petrol(considering).
We all shout about our cars when they are just done, but credit where credit's due mine still a great drive 14 months later.
Cheers to David and everyone at API.
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Originally Posted by burns View Post
Just to bring this up to date, it's now been about 14 months since David and the crew did all of my upgrading. The only addition has been to replace my Apexi with a Simtek to get rid of the damned MAF and a remap to suit.
And it hasn't missed a beat, it starts first time everytime, is a dream to drive either slow or fast and is "good" on petrol(considering).
We all shout about our cars when they are just done, but credit where credit's due mine still a great drive 14 months later.
Cheers to David and everyone at API.
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Yep, 2 years after David upgraded my UK MY99 to 320bhp and it was running faultlessly. It's now running at 340bhp with an FMIC and still absolutely spot on.

Never got a bacon sandwich though!

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Thanks guys, it is nice to get continuous feedback and to know that the upgrades are not ' 5 minute wonders ' that require constant attention to keep in tune.

NS, we do bacon butties on Saturdays and as you weren't here on a Saturday we presumed that you praying for salvation down at the synagogue [ FAT CHANCE ] and wouldn't have wanted one anyway

Good luck guys , David & the boys.

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Old 13 June 2008, 12:27 PM
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Another vote for Api, 2.5ltr, md321T, simtek, ppg running nicely. Just aquired an STI v4 to become a donor car when my v3 uk model is damaged by my poor driving!
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Originally Posted by APIDavid View Post

NS, we do bacon butties on Saturdays and as you weren't here on a Saturday we presumed that you praying for salvation down at the synagogue [ FAT CHANCE ] and wouldn't have wanted one anyway
Tis ok, I was with the GF (now the ex) and asking you to poison her bacon butty would have probably gone beyond even the APi level of service!

Still the Shakespeare were happy to oblige......twas a long acting poison, but any day now! *insert evil laugh*

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