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Its the first Suffolk minimeet this year
its the 12th March a Saturday..
plenty of places on the rolling road starts at 10.30am first runs at 11am

price at the moment is £35 per car but if enough people turn up it might be cheaper..
also if enough people turn up there will be a BBQ
if not there is always the pub...

its being held at....
LPS Auto`s
unit 8,
Betts Avenue,
Martlesham Heath,
Ipswich,
Suffolk

www.LPSAUTO.com

1.Bussman
2.Jezzadee
3.
4.
5.
6.
etc etc

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1.Bussman
2.Jezzadee
3.Nutcase (as I can't make the Emerald one)
4.bish. either in diesel or petrol
5.
6.
 

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1.Bussman
2.Jezzadee
3.Nutcase (as I can't make the Emerald one)
4.bish. either in diesel or petrol
5.Finn
6.
7.
8.
9.
just a update of names Finn is from Suffolk/Essex border

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It's worth mentioning to any East Anglians (or anyone else for that matter) who wanted to do Emerald that the Rolling Road at this place certainly appears to be very professionally run. There were a crowd from Pistonheads there last time with some impressive cars as well.

1.Bussman
2.Jezzadee
3.Nutcase (as I can't make the Emerald one)
4.bish. either in diesel or petrol
5.Finn
6.
7.
8.
9.
 

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Just been on their website again www.LPSAUTO.com & we are mentioned (ie Saabs)....

just have a look on their News/updates page...

so feel free to put your names down for the RR/Dyno or even if you just want to come & watch..

I'm going out there on Saturday just for a chat with the guys who own/run it

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1. Bussman
2. Jezzadee
3. Nutcase
4. bish
5. Finn
6. Scaero
7. Billj
8. /john
9.
10.
11.

I was at their shop today just for a chat about Turbo's


had some very good comments about the old T8 by some Scoody-do/frod Cosworth RS500 owners/drivers like..................

those Saab turbos are "FOOKING FAST" & they are very sleeper/stealth like motors



so feel free to add your names to the list even if you don't go on the rollers, just turn up for a chat & BBQ


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just a update of names again


1. Bussman
2. Jezzadee
3. Nutcase
4. bish
5. Finn
6. Scaero
7. Billj
8. /john
9. Chouet
10. Rob12
11. Simon
12. Chris 9-5
13. Dean O
14. Andyaero
15. Dan (Honda rollerskate)
16.
17.
18.

No RR

1. Jason
2.
3.


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just a update of names again
only 1 week to go now lads

1. Bussman
2. Jezzadee
3. Nutcase
4. bish
5. Finn
6. Scaero
7. Billj
8. /john
9. Chouet
10. Rob12
11. Simon
12. Chris 9-5
13. Dean O
14. Andyaero
15. Dan (Honda rollerskate)
16. Jnorris
17. Rage (might go on the rollers might watch)
18.

No RR

1. Jason
2.
3.


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If the weather is nice (no salt on roads) and if Mrs Gassy lets me ('cos I'll have been in furrin places for a few days previously) I'd like to try and put Woody (C900 'vert) on the rollers. But since there's a lot of "ifs" there, I'll not officially put my name down.
 

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let us know a bit nearer the time then put your name down.. be nice to her in doors that always works

be nice to see a vert there too

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just a update boys,
the power run price is £35 this is for 2 power runs, also there will be 2 ABBOTT RACING TECHINCIANS on site all day to help us out with any problems
they are here to help us so use them
they will have lap tops etc etc

below is a list of things that will happen during the day this will answer most question you have..


Rolling Road day this Saturday. Thought I would just post to give you some information regarding the day that I hope you will find useful.

Preparation:
1. Ensure you have a good supply of fuel in the tank. A couple of power runs will not use much but as a rule of thumb, half a tank would be a good minimum.
2. Ensure you check engine oil and water levels and top-up as necessary.
3. Where possible check gearbox and diff oils and check for leaks.
4. Tyre pressures are very important for accurate readings so ensure these are set as you would normally run them or as specified by the manufactuer.
5. Ensure you have towing eyes, etc, to allow us to strap the car down using the tow points wherever possible.
6. Ensure wheel nuts are tight and secure and that none are missing.
This about covers it for preparation, we do however have a pre-check on the vehicle before it is run to ensure we are happy. We do reserve the right not to run a car we feel is unsuitable but this has not happened yet.

The day:
We are starting about 9.00 in the morning, and we will be running a first come, first served system. One note of caution, the main entrance into the yard has a slight hump, if you usually ground the car on speed bumps, etc, ensure you approach at an angle to avoid this.
On arrival the owner of the vehicle will be asked to complete a Disclaimer before your vehicle is run. On completion you will be given a number for your run and you and your guests will be issued with Passes to allow you to wonder the workshop. On the day, anybody without a pass will not be allowed in the workshop - always cautious with people walking around other peoples cars!
Cheap refreshments will be available on the day and if demand dictates we will fire-up the BBQ!!!!
We will also hold a question and answer session at the end if needed. The cost for the Power run is £35.00 including VAT. It would help if you have the correct money available as we hold very little change on site.

The Power Run:
Once the pre-check is complete, your car will be driven onto the rollers, settled and strapped down. We will then discuss with you anything we feel relevant and take on board any comments you may have. Only two additional people will be allowed in the booth with the vehicle (usually the owner and a friend). There is, however, a large viewing window for others to spectate.

Each power run will then consist of the following:
1. One gearing run to allow the rollers and software to ascertain loss factors at the wheels.
2. Two power runs will then be made taking the vehicle initially to the redline and then backed off if the power curve dictates for the second run.
You will then receive a graph detailing the following:
1. Brake Horsepower at the Flywheel
2. Torque at the Flywheel
3. Drag co-efficient - allowing you to calculate loss through the drivetrain and show BHP at the wheels
4. Air/Fuel Ratio curve throughout the run.
The main fan used simulates 75mph winds into the front of the vehicle. In addition we have upto six fresh air points that allow us to blow air onto different areas of the car (rear engined intercoolers, etc). The exhaust gasses are then vented by another fan at the rear of the vehicle.

On completion the vehicle is allowed to idle and cool and is then removed from the rollers, ready for the next one. At this point you will be shown your graph and you may ask questions if you have any. Then you can pay!!!!!


I hope this is of use to you all. Sorry it so long winded but I thought it relevant as most people run their rollers in different ways with regard to process, etc.

If at all possible could all who are attending sign-up so I can get a rough idea of numbers for the day. Of course, people can turn-up on the day and we will try to fit you in. The Rollers are NOT open to anybody else on Saturday - only SAABS.



I will not promote the business on here as that is not the way we work (plus I will get in trouble) but we will, of course, be on hand during the day if you have queries on anything else.

We are very much looking forward to Saturday and hope you are too. Will keep an eye on the weather and will be in touch during the week should anything change.

Many thanks to Paul for his help on this.

Regards

Neil @ LPS

Cheers Paul
 

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Ooh, laptops eh, are they useful as wheel chocks

Not entirely sure what abbott could advise me, although hopefully it's the two who checked my geometry so they can see it inaction (hopefully with a space between the two words )
 

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On arrival the owner of the vehicle will be asked to complete a Disclaimer before your vehicle is run. On completion you will be given a number for your run and you and your guests will be issued with Passes to allow you to wonder the workshop. On the day, anybody without a pass will not be allowed in the workshop - always cautious with people walking around other peoples cars![/b]
Does that mean that I won't be allowed to watch the power runs unless I partake myself?
 

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Hi Jason,

no mate if your watching no need to sign any thing just turn up & watch'n'enjoy plus you will be given a pass/badge saying your a Saab Fan & not some one off the street looking to steal a car....

Rob, the day starts at 9am but will go on all day so if you want to turn up at 10am thats fine

Paul
 
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