Chimaera Hi-Spec Brake Upgrade

At last got round to fitting the new brakes from hi-spec. To say I am pleased with the offering would be an understatement they are superbly engineered and every conceivable part plus a few extras all arrived well packaged. As some may remember I had taken a front assembly including the wheel so as to assure that the very best fit could be afforded and I am very happy with the result. The six pot front calliper has been very slightly machined to allow the fitment of the 15 IMOLA wheel the clearance is about 2mm and the brackets and bells are all beautifully machined and anodised. New braided hoses came as part of the kit once we got them all fitted just one pass of the vacuum bleeder was sufficient for a rock solid pedal so if it is dry tomorrow I will give it a run to bed the new pads to discs prior to the weekends fun.

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Chimaera Front Splitter

I made and fitted a splitter today it’s a variation on the gutter theme. I actually used some 4in drain pipe slightly stiffer I was concerned guttering would deform with the wind pressure the blade is held by a shaped piece of galvanised plate 1.5mm which is in turn held by five 6mm set screws up into rivnuts the blade itself is slotted so should it foul on whatever it can slide from under the plate hopefully causing no body damage. The advantage of this design is that if it gets caught it only pulls out from the plate rather than damaging the car bodywork.

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Supercharger Upgrade and Rolling Road

After the work on the Super Charger to increase power I took the car over to Emerald for another rolling road session. The Chimaera now produces 350BHP and nearly 380lbs Torque – It is very very smooth loads of low end torque with the boost building smoothly all the way to 10.6 flat-out. It is now running the 95mm blower wheel and 240cc injectors at 3.1 bar.

Overall a good result from a 4.0 Litre Engine.

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