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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    is there any audio difference to having ITBs as opposed a single TB ?

    pros seems to be better throttle response ? but cons are trickier to setup ?

    or have I missed anything more important ?

    cheers (from the ITB newbie) ... LOL
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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    Quote Originally Posted by Raj_UK View Post
    is there any audio difference to having ITBs as opposed a single TB ?

    pros seems to be better throttle response ? but cons are trickier to setup ?

    or have I missed anything more important ?

    cheers (from the ITB newbie) ... LOL
    you can get more induction noise from itb's, but it depends if they are into an air box, or with more open type filtering

    itb's can if done properly give more power or more torque... the length of the trumpets being important to extract the maximum

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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    Dawie de Villiers offered me an engine similar to this one (2012)... a non turbo engine but with one huge inlet butterfly as opposed to individual ITB's

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    ... could be an option ?..... easier to set up ?

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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    I'm a fan of ITBs. Jenevey is only setup available for the Alfa and I wanted summat different - so I had my own manifolds designed and made and used some very short Jenvey ITBs. Just ordered some trumpets to fit. I know Craig at LB is also looking at ITB setups. A Busso V6 on ITBs sounds




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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    does Craig @ LB go on this forum ?

    I see there is a Jenvey option on the LB pricelist ... does anyone know if this is just an adaptor to allow them to be used or the full kit including the ITBs and everything needed to get them installed ?

    LPH any completed pics of the engine bay plz ? and how did your build compare to the standard setups ? just curious ... don't suppose you have dyno graphs ?

    soooo many options on the STR ... good job I have a build queue to wait in line for so I can hopefully get everything planned


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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    Hi Raj

    Craig does use the forum but probably best to directly email him with specific questions about options etc.

    The Jenvey kit is complete as far as I know. It's manifolds, ITBs, trumpets, linkages etc.

    My engine is still not in the car - still don't have my rebuilt gearbox back! So no dyno yet I'm afraid.

    Leigh
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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    yup .. as it happened I had an email from Craig with lots of useful information in it

    one big question I have left is do I source the parts separately, eg go I look for an engine and then a gearbox etc ... or do I need to buy a donor car to get a V5 ?

    Sorry for this newbie kit car question ... LOL

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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    Hi Raj - if you want to go the Alfa V6 Busso route suggest you buy an MOT failure . I bought one on EBay a couple of weeks ago (my second, to be kept as a spare - having got rid of the first bodyshell a few days previously - wife not happy but that's another story !) ) for 300.

    In this way you get the whole car with engine and 6-speed gearbox - as you will probably need the ECU, engine loom, fuel pump, air vents etc as well. You will need the V5 to get an age-related plate rather than a Q Plate (if that bothers you). You can choose to keep the engine un-changed (so long as it runs OK) or re-build it. Mine is un-modified apart from new clutch, water pump and drive belts.

    Alternatively you can buy a brand new Toyota engine with special ECU , ITB's etc and go for a new registration - but that will cost another 10k or so.

    Peter
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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    thanks Peter

    So is it an IVA for a new build and a donor car build ?

    or a different process for each option ?

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    Re: New LB builder in Reading

    IVA for both. No avoiding it.
    The car is tested more or less on the same basis no matter if it is built from all new parts or with some from a donor.
    I think the only difference in the test procedure is that a car built with a donor engine is emissions tested on the age of the donor engine ie. it has to meet the standards prevailing at the date of engine manufacture. One of the reasons for it having an age related plate.

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