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afternoon all. I'm running a chery 7160 with a few mods:

twin weber DCOE carbs
Emerald programmable ECU (ignition control)
piper 285 degree camshaft
stainless 4->1 manifold and straight through system
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bilstein shocks and springs (VW Golf 2)
195/50/15 dunlop direzza tyres on late model chinese Jetta wheels
santana 2000 vented discs, audi 100 calipers and Ferodo DS2000 pads
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Go to www.fightingtorque.com and you can find some video clips of the car at Shanghai Tianma circuit. To date the quickest lap I have made with it is 1:26.004 . In the videos it is still running with standard suspension.

If anyone is interested in Shanghai Tianma circuit you can visit www.stc2002.com , you can run your car there for practice most days, or on organised 'club days'. Nice little circuit.
 

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tuning resources in shanghai.

yes, that's my car / my site.

have to confess I did most of the specialist stuff myself, like the engine management and carb setup. but I had some help along the way too:

www.chinadragonracing is a hong kong racing/tuning outfit with a shop in pudong and they will probably open a shop at the tianma circuit too. They know what they are talking about. They did the suspension work and provided the latest set of tyres and current exhaust. (Note that all the video clips on the site are of the car with it's previous suspension - standard shocks and mildly lowered springs, when I get the most recent video up there you should see it cornering much flatter).

www.silkventures.com is primarily a parts sourcing and exporting company with a tuning parts division but they are also setting up a tuning shop in shanghai . the petrolhead there is a canadian guy called Rob who should be able to make anything fly.

www.formula-china.com is an interesting outfit which is building race cars in shanghai. not really into road tuning though but worth looking at the site.

there is a shop called jinbang in shanghai, www.sh-jinbang.com , they are possibly the market leader in hotting cars in shanghai, but this is mainly in the bodykit and custom exhaust area. I don't think they have the kind of technical backing and race experience of the other guys. They built the exhaust I have on my car at the moment, but the specification was by china dragon racing. (Jinbang also have a shop in Qingdao).

One other thing - the official Chery service agent I use is on Siping road in North area of shanghai and they are a good bunch, especially one of the mechanics called Mr Gu. They installed my high lift cam and valve spring set, vernier pulley etc. In England, the idea of turning up at an official service agent with a bag of tuning parts and asking them to install it is fairly unfeasible. If you have a chery that needs looking after they are good.

if you go to the car sports forum on this site you can find a posting I made about race tracks.

have fun...........................
 

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Fighting Torque, you have a pretty well sorted car! You've done a lot of work on it in the right places (as witnessed by the howl she makes when you go by Slow Green Ceffys).
LOL.
 

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from the outside it looks standard, except for:

15 inch wheels and 195/50 tyres.
Sits about 40mm lower - no ugly space between tyre and wheel arch.
Black plastic part at bottom of bumpers and side skirts are painted to match body.
Took the rubbing strip off the sides.
Bonnet is lifted a little at the rear edge to let the heat out - the carbs draw air from the back of the engine bay, it gets pretty hot back there in Shanghai summers.

My petrol pump says '97' on it!




The silver box on the left is the Emerald programmable ecu that I use to run the ignition timing. Soft cut at 6900rpm, full cut at 7000, it really needs double valve springs (sent the man the money, he never sent the bits).




Twin Weber DCOE carbs feed the high lift cam.

I really should have cleaned it before taking the pics!



Chasing that Ferrari. As you can see, suspension really needs to be stiffer than this for track work, but the setup I have is already about as hard as you could tolerate driving to work every day. As I've said before, one car can't do everything, you really need a collection!
 

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HI fightingtorque, you should approach Chery for some sponsorship, since you seem to be the first modified chery local track racer, im sure they could help you add more mods for free
 

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why no spoiler, is it because its front wheel drive?? i dont seem to see some of the most popular mods. like a intake, turbo charger, and stuff like light weight seats and racing cam shafts.
 

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I think aerodynamic mods won't really help the cornering at speeds of less than about 80-100mph. Most of the corners at Tianma are only taken at about 50-70mph . Any additional bits would add weight and make it go slower.

I am also trying to create something that goes (a bit) faster than it looks rather than the other way around.

On track days I take the seats out anyway, except for the driver's seat. I can get all the seats and audio gear out in under 10 minutes.

A sports seat for the driver would help, but it's not highest priority.

I was going to put a turbo on it, but unfortunately the day job takes up too much time and I've never got round to it.
 

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looking good mate. what make of engine has it got? (i apologise for being ignorant, im still learning about Chinese cars)
 

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It's a chinese built CVH engine, more or less like the Mk3/4 escort had in Europe. Chery bought `the rights, tooling, assembly line etc from bridgend.

I put the car back on efi before I left as I didn't want to have to answer phone calls about the carbs and aftermarket ignition management every day. Ran a bit strangely with stock efi and a 285 cam, but passable! I drove it to Wuhu and back and found it can hit the stock rev limiter in 5th so can't be too bad.
 

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fightingtorque said:
I was going to put a turbo on it, but unfortunately the day job takes up too much time and I've never got round to it.
How would that work with side-draft carbs? Would it be a draw-thru setup like the Chevy Corvair? --->
 

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How would that work with side-draft carbs?
No, I was going to go back to fuel injection using the OEM manifold but using the fully programmable Emerald motorsport engine management unit - this already had the capability to run the fuelling, but I was only using the ignition management while it was on carbs.

I have left China now, so before I went I put the car back to use the oem efi system, but retained the high lift cam. I increased the fuel pressure more or less as far as the pump could take it, it had a strange idle and could have done with a bit more fuel (making 0.9 to 0.85 lambda on full throttle) but it was enough to take it to the rev limiter in fifth which you can't do with a standard chery. About 185-190 kph on the GPS, speedo reading almost 200.
 

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Actually, he hunted the Ferrari and it's hair-boy driver down and passed him. The guy was so embarrassed that he came into the pits shrugging and the real owner of the car screamed at him for losing face.
 

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fightingtorque said:
Is that clothes dryer exhaust ducting on the right? :confused:

I have seen that used to cool the front brakes before.....
 
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