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Harper
02-05-2006, 04:14 PM
I was well impressed to find shenpar motorsport are only 10 miles down the road from me :D

I had never heard of them untill about a month ago when a bloke came into work to buy some bits for his rally car and got talking to me and tom, and highly recommended shenpar. i decided to pop over last week when my search for eye bolts in loughboroughs poor selection of "tuning" outlets turned out fruitless, and they had a box full.

I then got chatting to one of the guys (Nick i think his name is, Tom J knows him) and it would appear they really do know what they are talking about.

So now believing i can entrust them with my car, i will be letting them do ;) to it just in the nick of time for FCS :D

aaron w
02-05-2006, 04:24 PM
What you having done then mate???

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:25 PM
im not saying hence the ;)

:p :lol:

matt_e
02-05-2006, 04:28 PM
carbs ???

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:28 PM
not on your nelly :D

cortina
02-05-2006, 04:33 PM
i know:lol:

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:35 PM
you aint allowed to say tom or ill reveal your big secret :D

Freedo
02-05-2006, 04:36 PM
16v! :heh:

Tom J
02-05-2006, 04:37 PM
So do I ;) Your secret's safe with me Harper!

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:39 PM
16v! :heh:

bless ya no. i dont want any of that foriegn muck :lol:

matt_e
02-05-2006, 04:40 PM
tbs then :)

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:45 PM
im not that rich matt. keep trying but you will never guess it......

Jowin
02-05-2006, 04:49 PM
Is it a naked tart secured to your bonnet to distract drivers infront?

Or a gas tubrine engine strapped to the roof?

Or a little gimp on speed to run along under the car pushing the wishbone brace??

.........I'm in a strange mood by the way :D

matt_e
02-05-2006, 04:50 PM
oh i no!!! a shenpar sun strip! 10 horses if ya luck but u may need neons first and a 16" sub

Harper
02-05-2006, 04:51 PM
still wrong. its actually a bee sting aerial to reduce drag :D

matt_e
02-05-2006, 04:52 PM
i conversion to run on gas as the blodey petrol keeps goin up so u can run it on the methane gass out ur poo ooops i said shit!

Tom J
02-05-2006, 05:05 PM
Harper, you can be a Shenpar Bruvva and have a sticker for your bootlid like mine if you like. It's not quite a Sunstrip but it doesn't weight much...

mick humphreys
02-05-2006, 05:06 PM
give us a price range to work on!

group n engine mounts??

Luke S
02-05-2006, 05:13 PM
ur gona have a 1.1 engine transplant aint ya?? best way mate it will be more reliable than the 1.3 ;)

Harper
02-05-2006, 05:25 PM
its costing me 150.

would cost joe public more but im doing the provisional work myself.

should hang on the coat tails of standard valvers if estimations are correct :D

jon_ox
02-05-2006, 05:39 PM
1.6 bottom end off a vtr maybe?

Luke S
02-05-2006, 06:04 PM
yeah i wud put money on a VTR bottom end now, so il cum over laughborough the day its done mate and we can compare on are private test track;)

Harper
02-05-2006, 06:20 PM
if it were a VTR bottom end then i would do the entire job myself ;) thats for another day....

cortina
02-05-2006, 06:25 PM
you aint allowed to say tom or ill reveal your big secret :D
but every one already knows im gay!;)

Freedo
02-05-2006, 06:26 PM
something to do with the braking system?

Harper
02-05-2006, 06:28 PM
something to do with the braking system?

dont be silly my brakes are already good enough for me. and i dont need anyone to do anything to my brakes.

its engine work. there is the only clue i will give.

Harper
02-05-2006, 06:28 PM
but every one already knows im gay!;)

only a bit gay though. and not as gay as a 16 valve. or john :lol:

macjam
02-05-2006, 06:39 PM
BEST OF LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2.5 spent on engine, nearly 5 grand wasted on accomodation and event entries.

First 3 events car wouldn't run, Fourth event blown up before the start line.

17864
02-05-2006, 06:41 PM
i reckon head port and polish, exhaust manifold polish, lighten flywheel, roughen inlet manifold, and a head skim for compression.

i reckon thats about 150 quid if done on the cheap :)
how close am i?

mick humphreys
02-05-2006, 07:54 PM
macjam is that your experience of sherpar? i must admit i ordered some gearlinkages for my rallye the other day and they sent me 205 ones. then i called up and they said "oh we havent got any 106 ones".

so you sent 205 instead?! cheers!

macjam
02-05-2006, 09:05 PM
A private message has been sent to Harper.
I have never used them myself.
I wouldn't send anybody in their direction, but it's personal choice.
I'll leave it to you. Nuff said!!!!!!

The outcome is still to be resolved.

Tom J
02-05-2006, 09:24 PM
BEST OF LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2.5 spent on engine, nearly 5 grand wasted on accomodation and event entries.

First 3 events car wouldn't run, Fourth event blown up before the start line.

That's an interesting post to make and then admit you've not used them. Care to elucidate?

macjam
02-05-2006, 09:34 PM
That's an interesting post to make and then admit you've not used them. Care to elucidate?


Harper has a Pm with the details on.

I don't wish to go into any more detail than that. If he wishes to go there that is up to him.


Sorry Harper about your 1000 PM's about what the details are.

Harper
02-05-2006, 09:43 PM
the pm was this

A friend of mine had an engine from Shenpar, bike carbs, standard bottom engine loads of head work, baffled sump.

Promised 130+bhp, couldn't get the car to run, despite numerous attempts at setting it up on rollers etc. Shenpar basically washed their hands of it.

They had the car back to set it up correctly and the engine went bang on the next outing pulling away from the start ramp.

could have been any number of reasons though. as a vehicle technician myself, i am only too aware that an engine is a mechanical device, which can and will go bang at any given moment, its happened to me personally.

also, shenpar dont have a rolling road facility, all they would have done i would have thought is fit the specified parts, and if they did that to a satisfactory standard then they wouldn't be liable for the inability of the car to run correctly. you haven't mentioned whether or not your friend had an ecu (piggy back or standalone). without this it would have never run right.

another case might have been that the bottom end could have been on its way out anyway, and forcing more power to run through it without upgrading it turned out to be the straw that broke the camels back.

like i said in my first post, there is a guy that actually competes in rallys and he has used them for years and swears by them. every place will fuck a job up once in a while, ive done it i admit, but ill still be going there as the good ive heard about them far outweighs the bad.

macjam
02-05-2006, 09:50 PM
Not a problem, this is an open forum and as you stated in your first post you had not even heard of them, let alone known what work they produce, I would have thought it was only fair to be warned of any work that they had produced which was not up to standard.



The whole engine including bottom end was supplied and fitted by them, 1400 8v.

Surely it should have at least been running when they let it go?????????

As I said earlier best of luck. I have also heard good things about them many times, but due to my friend experiences I personally wouldn't go there.

Harper
02-05-2006, 09:54 PM
thats fair enough and i appreciate your comments and honesty my friend :)

macjam
02-05-2006, 09:59 PM
If I was about to spend my hard earned on something and put it onto an open forum, stating I knew very little about the company involved, I hope and pray that if anybody had any bad reports about them would also give me fair warning.

At least then I can't say I hadn't been warned.


Hope all goes well for you.

Bob and Nick are nice guys and do seem to know what they are talking about, may have just been a one off.