Scots burning up the rollers!!!
It had been a LONG time since we had visited “Dastek” in Dalgety Bay, Fife. So long in fact that the company had become Performance HQ, had a new Mainline dyno installed and had a new, very experienced Dyno operator in the guise of Russ Paton. There was a rather eclectic mix of cars ranging from Ryan”s ultra rare JZX110 Chaser to a rather pimp looking A4 TDi, plus lots of S-Bodies, a few Fiat Coupés, Focus ST”s, Type R”s and more thrown in for good measure.
After a quick briefing and the usual signing of wavers the day got started. First to take to the Rollers was Stevie-b and his rather spotless S14a. It put out a healthy 236whp with 252lbft, it had set the benchmark. S14a followed S14a, each posting a good figure on the board which peaked with Joey”s 317whp with 327ft/lb. Not only that be he would then do a 2nd run at the end of the day and claim the most powerful car of the day…… just, with 330whp with 337ft/lb.
From the S13s there were 2 high powered cars to do some runs, Kev”s and Campbell”s (2BobRocket) both giving 300 whp, showing that the trusty CA”s still have life in them casino yet!
After the S-Bodies it came time to run the rest. The dyno was alive with the sound of the 5
cylinders of the STs and Fiat Coupés all giving great figures. Surpise of the day was a Mk4 Astra with a V6 in it, we all got a little shock thats for sure. Finishing off the day were the 4WD runners (A nice clean very quiet Impreza and a subtle looking GTiR), I appreciate your patience chaps as you waited all day and what a long day that was.
Dynos although great for giving figures to spout at the pub have also been proven as great diagnostic tools, which for tinnysteve and Paddy was a good thing. Their runs were aborted due to fuelling issues. Running on the dyno may have saved their engines, lets hope they get their issues sorted quickly.