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Ash Holloway engine builder video

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Came across this video on youtube. Seems the fashion is knock engine builders/tuners these days but the good ones make a big investment in equipment and put in the hours for their money.

Whether you should need tuned engines is a different argument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuqwkM7_-P0

 

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On 10/19/2019 at 2:57 PM, Vince said:

... the good ones make a big investment in equipment and put in the hours for their money....

That was my first impression when I saw the video. Stuff like that Dynamic Balancing Machine will have cost a pretty penny, which has to be made to pay for itself, somehow.

A lot of people think that engine tuning is all about a man in a shed, using "rule of thumb" a spanner and a hammer, doing what a rider doesn't know how to or can't be bothered to do for himself. It ain't that at all. And for as long as a speedway engine can't last more than half a dozen meetings without "going off" these guys will be needed.

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Thanks. Really enjoyed that:t:

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On 10/21/2019 at 10:58 AM, uk_martin said:

That was my first impression when I saw the video. Stuff like that Dynamic Balancing Machine will have cost a pretty penny, which has to be made to pay for itself, somehow.

A lot of people think that engine tuning is all about a man in a shed, using "rule of thumb" a spanner and a hammer, doing what a rider doesn't know how to or can't be bothered to do for himself. It ain't that at all. And for as long as a speedway engine can't last more than half a dozen meetings without "going off" these guys will be needed.

I don't think many people think tuning is about a bloke in a shed!  

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On 10/28/2019 at 7:58 AM, Trees said:

I don't think many people think tuning is about a bloke in a shed!  

it certainly used to be .. i worked for Phil Pratt for a bit around '83 and that's pretty much how it was when he was one of the top tuners, and i've also been to Peter Johns shed in his mums garden

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5 hours ago, stevehone said:

it certainly used to be .. i worked for Phil Pratt for a bit around '83 and that's pretty much how it was when he was one of the top tuners, and i've also been to Peter Johns shed in his mums garden

And I've been to Reggie Randell's shed but it's what's inside that counts .....

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