It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally able to reliably start, run and rev the engine in the FZ12.
I won’t keep you in suspense too long, but we did have one change to make to help us get there and that was that the temporary intake plenum we made was way too big. We needed to get the size down to help control the throttle inputs. At the end of episode 33 I showed the process we took to reduce the size of the intake. Here is the reduced size plenum for comparison, installed and ready to go.
OK, here it is……… our V12, starting, idling and revving. As always with these things, it sounds so much better in person, but for now this is the best I can do. I will try to get some more video with a dedicated microphone too, but it does sound pretty good on my laptop.
Please excuse me being in the video, but it just goes to show that you don’t have any mates till the cool car is finished !
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do !
Please feel free to comment or ask questions, I really love sharing and discussing our build and cars in general with other readers.
There’s a newer entry in this story, please click here – FZ12 – Part 36
If you’ve missed the last part of our story then click here FZ12 – Part 34
or if you want to go right to the beginning then click here FZ12 – Part 1