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Happy Days

November 2002

by Peter Scott

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Ahh yes the drive from Adelaide to Melbourne - 8 hours behind the wheel (through Bordertown and Ballarat) - the above pic is typical scenery all the way there. Going via Mt Gambier, Warnnambool and Geelong takes a little longer, but less trucks, less traffic, nicer roads and better scenery - less than an hour difference in trip.

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When I got there it was straight to Caulfield Jag to meet Aaron around 3pm - we were going to dyno before and after with an oil change - We both had Mobil 1 - Aaron was going to try Amsoil and I was going to try ULX-110. Both oils had made claims about better wear and more power - so we tried it.

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Maybe there is something there - but not much. Aaron has the UZZ31 - I have the UZZ32. Aaron did make a bit more power, so did I -  but I have seen this much variation with no changes on two runs. Also the ULX-110 is thicker than the Mobil 1.

So I can be confident in saying that Amsoil and ULX-110 make at least as much power as old 5000-6000 km old Mobil 1. More info on the oil analysis page. My car was flushed with Valvoline before the ULX change. Lab results no back yet. My car was going that little bit better than Aaron's on this day.

The next day (Saturday) it was off to Lilydale to see Andy's supercharged Soarer - it wasn't ready yet.

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But it was coming along nicely.

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A few weeks later Andy had it up and running and this is the result - 40 % more power, 40 % more torque, 5 psi boost, stock ECU, stock headers and rising rate fuel pressure regulator. Look at the torque increase down low! Kit is coming!


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We had about 15 cars turn up.

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Then time to talk about my new slotted brake rotors (see brake upgrade page) before the dyno session.

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Harry brought along his ECU mod board - it will piggy back the the standard ECU, remove the speed limiter, raise the rev limiter, increase the timing and trim the fuel  - all tuneable. Not quite ready yet - a real big job and incredibly hard to do with a Toyota.

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There was a 1UZ-FE V8 on display with no manifold - the starter motor in the middle of the valley towards the back and 2 knock sensors in the middle clearly visible.

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A bunch of mild/stock V8's and 1 Twin turbo had a go on the dyno.

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The V8's all pretty much the same - since most are 1991 models, about 12 years old, travelled about 90 000 km on average say - all the engine powers are surprisingly close - all quiet and smooth.

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My car went well that day and had the highest rear wheel power. Steve Howlett put his Twin Turbo on and managed 144.3 rwkW. The previous day I had recorded 138 rwKW - so different dyno's different by 7rwkW.

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After I won the dyno day with a UZZ32 (same as Andy's) he was full of praise and congratulated me!

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I was having such a good day, 1st in the dyno comp AND Andy was making a proper blower for the V8 that I just had to give him a hug! - I think he appreciated it !

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Then it was back to Rob's house for cold beer. He has Belgian Shepards - beautiful dogs.

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Fitted up the new brakes and rotors that afternoon as well - the car stand for safety is out of sight.

The next day (Sunday) it was another 8 hour drive back to Adelaide - Another great Soarer weekend!



Some of the blab from the forum:



By Barry Anderson (Baron) on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 06:00 pm:

PETER SCOTT...HORSEPOWER HERO....The active king is now horsepower king(Kilowatt King or whatever)...didn't you hear him scream in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide , Perth.....144.5 rwkw at the superchargers galore mini dyno meet today. 15 Soarers at Lilydale to hear about slotted rotors, EBC pads, superchargers, oils etc etc .Photos coming up soon. A 'sprited' drive to Kinglake, a top meal in an old style pub venue....A great day!

By Robert Hayden (The_Boss) on Saturday, November 09, 2002 - 10:44 pm:

Newsflash. A second look at the dyno sheets for the day reveals a figure of 145.1 rwkw. Bring's Steve Howlett so close to the mark, but still a worthy second.

Not a bad line up. About equal to the largest UK meet ever!!

By Ian Bongailas (Japtoy) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 01:26 am:

Very nice, guys!! Congrats to Pete for coming first!! I wished I could have come, I also wanted to run my TT on the dyno, but I had a F#$king Wedding which I didn't enjoy much at all.:(
Anyway there's nothing gonna stop me from coming next weekend!!! Great Stuff once again! :)


By Harry Lemmens (Hrl) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 09:15 am:

As I said on the day, we are not going to hear the end of this!

My ears are still ringing, Peters scream is louder than his exhaust system.


By Gianni Guarrella (Gianni) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 11:15 am:

Great day guys, good to give the old girl a run on the dyno, now its time to start the mods!! My only goal is to beat Pete....How are the trophies looking??
Did anyone manage to download the graphs??
See you next week at workshop day.



By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 11:43 am:

Yes it was a good day a the Dyno and a nice drive up to Kinglake.

Yes Gianni I saw Peter Scott taking some photo's of the Graphs so I'm sure he will be downloading them on this site when he gets back home.


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 03:29 pm:

Once again!{image here}


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 03:31 pm:

Last shot! my picture


By Barry Anderson (Baron) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 04:38 pm:

PETER SCOTT,KILOWATT KING OF THE V8's....there, is that good enough Pete? I wonder what HE will post when he gets home to Adelaide...Pete bribed, threatened,cajoled,persuaded, made me, post that!

By Steve Howlett (Solar) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 08:15 pm:

At least victoria can lay claim to the stock
soarer kilowatt !! 144.3kilowatts (not bad for a
stock 2.5lt 6 cyl motor) ONLY 1 kwt under the king of
actives (well done pg scott)
maybe if i clean my battery terminals, i can get another 1.5 kilowatt, hmmmmm ???

a great day was made better with the result !
144.3 KILOWATTS with dirty terminals.


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 08:19 pm:

Barry, Pete was beeming with so much pride that I would imagine he will be writing up a whole thesis on his top score


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 08:27 pm:

Barry I'm sorry but I will not be able to attend on the 16th as I have a prior engagement(I really wanted to go to this one!)but with all the expression of interest I'm sure there will be more to follow.


By Harry Lemmens (Hrl) on Sunday, November 10, 2002 - 09:27 pm:

Ypu can bet that Rob Hayden has sore ears.


By Barry Anderson (Baron) on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 01:54 pm:

It's been 48 hours and he hasn't written a he dead?


By Peter Scott (Uzz32pete) on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 03:15 pm:

Yes thanks Barry for everything!
I like to thank Steve Howlett for being so gracious - I thought he was going to crush me with those huge hands of his - but he just came over to pat me on the back!
I did make it down to "Trophies R' Us" and I have picked out a nice Kilowatt King trophy - It is getting engraved now - it has three big gold cloumns, about 4 and 1/2 feet high, with a golden clenched victory fist on top - it's a beaut! :)
Errol the dyno guy noticed the exhaust cams straight away as I idled up to the dyno.
Stan Johnson, the next most powerful V8 with 134.5 kW, had peak power around 100km/hr roller speed. I don't know if the other V8's had different size wheels but their power dropped off earlier - in the low 90's km/hr.
The day before with Aaron I pulled 138 kw at Caulfield Jag.
It was interesting to see the 1UZ-FE V8 on the engine stand partially dissassembled - the 6 bolt mains, steel crank, strong conrods - bottom end good for 600 kW.
Up top the intake manifold is contricted by the starter motor in middle of valley - coolant pipe has to be changed - knock sensors are easily visible.


By Robert Hayden (The_Boss) on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 10:38 pm:

There have been a number of efforts to Supercharge the Toyota V8. I have now created a dedicated page on the website under the technical tips and tricks area displaying the different supercharger options.

If any of the members have images or info relating to other Supercharged efforts, please send them to me for inclusion on this page.


By Gianni Guarrella (Gianni) on Monday, November 11, 2002 - 10:41 pm:

My V8 had 17 inch wheels with 40 profile tyres. (255 width)



By Stan Johnson (Stan) on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 12:59 pm:

Gianni: My car is fiited with 235/50 x 16's.

According to the tyre calculator at
your 255/40 x 17's are 5.6 mm shorter in height. At 104 km/h your speedo is .92 km/h slow compared to mine. I dont think that would account for the difference Peter is talking about.

My car is unmodified except for the lukey rear mufflers. It must be a "wednesday" car.


By Gianni Guarrella (Gianni) on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 03:02 pm:

I would like to see the graphs layed over each other, to see if your car holds power longer or just at peaks higher rpm/roadspeed with the exhausts done.

Its all very interesting

PS Anyone done any dynos with overdrive off versus overdrive engaged??


By Peter Scott (Uzz32pete) on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 05:21 pm:

I wonder if it is the exhaust mods that allow the car to keep making power. Once we have the dyno files we can overlay the graphs.


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 08:28 pm:

Well guys my car must have been a Monday or Friday car @ 128.4 kw the lowest in the bunch.
However it still went great up to Kinglake. (do you like that one Barry?)


By Gianni Guarrella (Gianni) on Tuesday, November 12, 2002 - 09:18 pm:

I have uploaded some photos and videos from the Supercharger/Dyno day, nothing spectacular but I know I can't get enough of looking at these cars. Head to



By Barry Anderson (Baron) on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 10:23 am:

Wouldn't play ball Gianni. Trev, last year Pete's car had sand kicked in it's face too but with a bit of massage, WOW, muscles all over!


By Trevor Taun (Trev) on Wednesday, November 13, 2002 - 09:29 pm:

Gianni, some good pics and movies well done!

Baz,thanks that has cheered me up a bit! I suppose if I start saving now for that Supercharger I might be as happy as Pete in 12 months!