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Rolling road and tuning

Post by mcgrattan17 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:22 pm

Hi guys I’m ordering a new stage one kit for my 1275 and I’m wondering is there anywhere in the Dublin area with a rolling road that can fine tune it after I’ve installed the exhaust and new needle into my hif 38? Also if I decide to change my engine in the next few years it’s auto at the moment and would like to convert to manual, if I go for a slightly bigger or better tuned 1275 will I need a hif 44 and will the stage one kit I have now fit it? Thanks for all your help really appreciate it



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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:12 am

HIF44 is the way to go with a 1275. To be honest I wouldn't bother tuning the auto if you intend to convert to manual anyway, save your money for that conversion instead.
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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by mcgrattan17 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:29 pm

Have you any idea where I’d get a hif 44 that isn’t mental money? I think the manifold is on the way out in my car that’s why I’m ordering the stage 1 as I wanted to do it in the future anyway and I’ll have to tune the carb when the new needle goes into it

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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm

There were Hif44 carbs complete with manifolds going for around £130 at the IMM last week, I don't know if there is any auto jumble at the Mini 60 show in Mondello this weekend but there usually are sellers at the Causeway Coast Mini Show in Portrush the following weekend.
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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by mcgrattan17 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm

Sorry thanks for replying I’m away in Spain. I’ve ordered an rc40 exhaust and needle for the hif38, so if I get a 44 over the next while all I have to do is get a new needle. McNamara’s in Dublin are going to have a look at my carb to make sure it’s in decent nick and tune it with the new exhaust in so hopefully that’ll make a difference

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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by daniel garry » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 am

mcgrattan17 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Sorry thanks for replying I’m away in Spain. I’ve ordered an rc40 exhaust and needle for the hif38, so if I get a 44 over the next while all I have to do is get a new needle. McNamara’s in Dublin are going to have a look at my carb to make sure it’s in decent nick and tune it with the new exhaust in so hopefully that’ll make a difference
dropped my mini into McNamaras a few years ago, wasn't super impressed if i'm honest, the car didn't feel any better than what i had done with a Colour tune!
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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by woody » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:49 am

Do McNamaras still have a rolling road? They had one years ago in Dublin city centre while all there needles and tuning parts were in Fairview. Nobody at the rolling road centre seemed to know how to use it.
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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by mcgrattan17 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:40 am

I’m not sure if they’re putting it on a rolling road they never mentioned one they just said they’ll install the exhaust and needle that I ordered and tune accordingly

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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by mcgrattan17 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:36 pm

daniel garry wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:52 am
mcgrattan17 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:49 pm
Sorry thanks for replying I’m away in Spain. I’ve ordered an rc40 exhaust and needle for the hif38, so if I get a 44 over the next while all I have to do is get a new needle. McNamara’s in Dublin are going to have a look at my carb to make sure it’s in decent nick and tune it with the new exhaust in so hopefully that’ll make a difference
dropped my mini into McNamaras a few years ago, wasn't super impressed if i'm honest, the car didn't feel any better than what i had done with a Colour tune!
Sorry I’m only seeing this now. Thanks for getting back to me, I found a place that’s going to do it closer to my house that has experience in fixing and tuning classics

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Re: Rolling road and tuning

Post by Adam-Dublin » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Hi there,
Looking to get mine tuned in dublin too!
Who did you use in the end and were they any good?
Thanks
Adam

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