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Boyan and NUM

MagicDoormouse
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Boyan and NUM

Postby MagicDoormouse » Tue May 06, 2014 4:00 pm

Boyan that beast of a car of yours is a credit to your engineering and mechanical skills. Without a doubt it is a rapid machine and next time we meet I want to drive it on my own to see how it REALLY handles!! You have left me with a dilemma now, what shall I do to get Brian in front of NUM???? Time for me to get back in the workshop I think??!!!!! As I said, great work my Serbian nemesis :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby naki_k » Tue May 06, 2014 4:06 pm

Steve, does it really matter who's is fastest?
though i guess a sprint around silverstsone will shed some more light. though it will probably come down to who has brakes are best! and who has got the most nerve (or the biggest budget to repair the damage :shock: )
i actually thought kierans was faster than mine :? but he politely insisted the contrary.
very impressed with the way his 3.6 handles and pulls.

i have a new set of NGK plugs here to fit and plan to get some cleaned injectors on the go......
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby Jaguarsport » Tue May 06, 2014 4:31 pm

naki_k wrote:fattest?

:lol:

naki_k wrote:i actually thought kierans was faster than mine :? but he politely insisted the contrary.
very impressed with the way his 3.6 handles and pulls.

Thanks. I don't think there's much in it is there. As I've said before, having a small rolling diameter by virtue of the fact that I've smaller tyres, it does help the gearing a bit, I think the acceleration is a little bit more punchy on those. I think the engine is running pretty well completely standard, I thought the performance improved slightly swapping from a cone aftermarket filter to a modified standard airbox.

The handling is significantly better than standard in my view (though I can only really compare to the tired suspension on the cars I've had), though on bumpy roads it can be slightly bouncy. I'm thinking an improvement might be to swap to slightly firmer dampers, maybe those from an X300/X308 XJR might be a good upgrade. I know many prefer their Forties with auto's and softly sprung suspension, that does suit the car after all, but it's quite rewarding to develop it into something with more of an edge.

Steve, I agree, Boyan's car feels quick and pulls very well across the rev range. Top work.
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby MagicDoormouse » Tue May 06, 2014 5:16 pm

I'm the fattest!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby naki_k » Tue May 06, 2014 8:38 pm

MagicDoormouse wrote:I'm the fattest!


:lol: bloody iphones again.
ok, no contest there steve.
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93 6.0 XJ81 XJ12
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby MagicDoormouse » Tue May 06, 2014 10:57 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby boyan » Sat May 10, 2014 8:58 pm

MagicDoormouse wrote:Boyan that beast of a car of yours is a credit to your engineering and mechanical skills. Without a doubt it is a rapid machine and next time we meet I want to drive it on my own to see how it REALLY handles!! You have left me with a dilemma now, what shall I do to get Brian in front of NUM???? Time for me to get back in the workshop I think??!!!!! As I said, great work my Serbian nemesis :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Thank you Steve it does go well doesn't it :) i had one more tweek to do today it feels even better!
i have to say that your car goes well to what cams are you running? sov or xjr? also inlet manifold
will be much longer what explains good torque in town drive and so on.....
yes you most welcome to drive the NUM next time when im about yours ill pop in and will go
for a long trash about :D

as KIERAN said will be better with his suspension and will look and handle better to for sure ! i was looking for some good deals on e bay today and bumped in to naki :lol: good man

i think brakes upgrade naki is a must on my car that's not safe any more :roll: i need x300 xjr
anti roll bar anti roll bar on the back and then im of to Germany :lol: whom needs Silverston :?
100e fine bit of boloking and of you go !

i still think that naki's car is the quickest out of the lot and it does handle great to! next one that
comes up in the same spec it will be mine ;)
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby MagicDoormouse » Sun May 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Crazy Serb
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby naki_k » Mon May 12, 2014 1:11 am

boyan wrote:
i still think that naki's car is the quickest out of the lot and it does handle great to! next one that
comes up in the same spec it will be mine ;)


you are too kind mate. there really isn't a lot in it, in reality. the main difference is the "feel" of the different transmission choice.
guaranteed what ever power you have, you get used to it, and it wont ever be enough.
someone else had a go in it today too, so see what he thinks of it?

i agree you can have the next one that comes up :? whats the bets it will be brown and beige :lol: :lol: your fave colour combo.
are there more than 3 left though is the question :o was only 18 to begin with!
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88 3.6 XJ6 PDH/CEM
90 Range Rover Vogue SE 3.9 V8 LPG
91 4.0 XJ6 Manual
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93 4.0 Sovereign
93 6.0 XJ81 DD6 x2
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94 4.0 XJR
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Re: Boyan and NUM

Postby MagicDoormouse » Mon May 12, 2014 7:29 am

Pink would suit him!
1990 Sovereign (Brian)
1994 Sovereign Silver
1993 Daimler (Parkhouse)
1990 XJR Solent
1993 Daimler Double 6
1993 XJR Flamenco
1991 XJS V12
1976 Capri 3.0 V6