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    What's New at TurboHoses

    We begin building a new thread for TurboHoses.

    We're very proud to be part of the community, meet new people and build these incredible cars daily.

    Lets start off with the huge success this year, Grapeman's 2011 racing.
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    SCCA National Runoffs GT-1 Bronze Medal
    SCCA GT-1 Divisional Champion

    Noble Automotive USA (TurboHoses Company)

    Noble M12/M400
    Hoover@nobleautomotive.com
    925 -455-1066

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    That was an unbelievable accomplishment for all involved. It's things like this that make all of our cars that much better and more valuable in the eyes of the rest of the high performance world. Beating on any race car for a full season and having no DNF's and 12 out of 12 wins is remarkable. A testament to the skills of the whole team and to the real potential of the car, IMHO. I'm, for one, really looking forward to following Robert's exploits as he goes after another successful season in 2012. And he's starting out with the same engine he used for all of 2011!

    We should start a pool on how many more races that engine will last. Even though it still has the AER rods in it, I say, given how well it has done so far, at least 3 more races.

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    Hoover has warned me that we may be on borrowed time, but compression is the same as at the beginning of last season in all cylinders, so who knows? I sure hope it's more than 3 races. I have two kids to put thru college!!

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    StormTrooper 2 is alive and loading a Noble to head back to TX.
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    Hoover@nobleautomotive.com
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    Al's new front aero parts!!!
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    We are going to fabricate an engine run stand for these motors.
    Installing into a car takes way too long and this will cut down some of the time.
    SCCA National Runoffs GT-1 Bronze Medal
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    Noble M12/M400
    Hoover@nobleautomotive.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by caccobra View Post
    That was an unbelievable accomplishment for all involved. It's things like this that make all of our cars that much better and more valuable in the eyes of the rest of the high performance world. Beating on any race car for a full season and having no DNF's and 12 out of 12 wins is remarkable. A testament to the skills of the whole team and to the real potential of the car, IMHO. I'm, for one, really looking forward to following Robert's exploits as he goes after another successful season in 2012. And he's starting out with the same engine he used for all of 2011!

    We should start a pool on how many more races that engine will last. Even though it still has the AER rods in it, I say, given how well it has done so far, at least 3 more races.
    It's definitely been a great year for the Noble.
    If we can manage the time, you will see DV out there as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caccobra View Post
    That was an unbelievable accomplishment for all involved. It's things like this that make all of our cars that much better and more valuable in the eyes of the rest of the high performance world. Beating on any race car for a full season and having no DNF's and 12 out of 12 wins is remarkable. A testament to the skills of the whole team and to the real potential of the car, IMHO. I'm, for one, really looking forward to following Robert's exploits as he goes after another successful season in 2012. And he's starting out with the same engine he used for all of 2011!

    We should start a pool on how many more races that engine will last. Even though it still has the AER rods in it, I say, given how well it has done so far, at least 3 more races.
    As far as we know, this is the only engine that has lasted an entire "race" season, to date.

    We're still at it and trying to push the envelope. This week, we tested two piston ring designs for the past 6 months and will try another type beginning next week.

    The stock rods can take a beating, that's for sure!!!!
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    Noble M12/M400
    Hoover@nobleautomotive.com
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    Here's an engine we are working on. After completed assembly, it's mounted to our run-in stand to test for leaks and proper function before engine is installed to the chassis.
    SCCA National Runoffs GT-1 Bronze Medal
    SCCA GT-1 Divisional Champion

    Noble Automotive USA (TurboHoses Company)

    Noble M12/M400
    Hoover@nobleautomotive.com
    925 -455-1066

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