Well, my 405 has finally punched through 220km/hr on the front straight at Phillip Island. With the uprated rear springs (P.Taylor) and the early GTI gear ratios on 3/4/5, the car is quite different around the island.
The car now pulls 180 before changing into 5th well short of the start finish line and tops out well over 220km (according to the speedo) before braking for turn 1.
The lower ration on 3rd also makes for a much easier exit from Honda hairpin.
Until now, the brakes had been the strong point of the car, but now I have some more power and much bigger terminal speeds, the brakes are really tested.
The car is now so stiff it hardly carried a wheel at all today - not certain if that's a good thing or not. Video from my mates car shows that in turn 2 the inside rear was just skipping along on the fast left hander, and the car was much stronger out of Siberia than it has ever been before - pretty certain that's thanks to being about 40mm lower and much stiffer in the rear with the new springs.
Unfortunatlely, on the first sprint this morning, my last lap was shaping up really well when I hit the rev limiter between Honda and Siberia (another first) and the car lost all power. Immediately thought I had bent a valve - compression test showed all ok. Tracked ptoblem simply to a defective injector cap. By the time I had tracked the problem down, I had missed the second run, and then the event was cancelled - very windy and very very wet.
Ah well, maybe break the 2 minute mark next time!