Glad to hear she runs. I have the monster cam in mine and yes there is no
low end. Any thing lower then 3500 and she just is a dog. But what a kick
in pants above 3500, It really starts to pull.
> Well, yesterday was the big day. DMV issued new plates and I hit the
> road legally. After a 12 year layup the turbo-bugeye got a workout.
> The newly rebuilt suspension felt hard and tight, the brakes adequate,
> but in need of a little break-in on the rotors and pads. Rebuilt
> tranny was a little noisy but shifted well.
> At first I didn't see any boost from the turbo, then I found I was too
> conservative on the gas pedal. Once I got over the new car jitters
> and stepped on it, it was great. Shifting at 6K and put the pedal on the
> floor, the turbo would wind up and away we went. The lack of low-end
> torque confirmed the DPO's assesment that the cam is a bit over the top.
> A more reasonable cam (sitting in a parts engine in the backyard) will
> make an appreciable difference.
> I wonder if everyone else on the list has the same problem I just
> discovered? I can't get the smile off my face after I get out of the
> car. Carb leaks I can fix, windshields can be ordered, cams changed,
> but that big s**t-eating grin just won't go away!
> Regards, Glen Byrns
52 MGTD,Sparky 74 MGB, B-tris 76 XJ12 Coupe, Jacque
60 Bugeye, Puddles 58 MGA Coupe, Ruby