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Yes, I agree, mashing the peddle ahead of the torque is not smart. I actually feed the power on just ahead of the torque from a start, but rolling thru the corners once I had no throttle response I found myself with it nailed to the floor simply trying to hurry things along.
I had to do same progressive throttle with Torana anyway - the clutch would just spin if I gave it all at once (even in 2nd). Smoke thru the floor. Bad sign. I don't think it is imagination - I think you do better by feeding the power on.
Part of the problem is I have little to compare to. The car would not even run when I collected it at the port. Had to get a trailer to bring it home. Then discovered a bag of problems that have kept me occupied for 6 mths to get this far.
I think I will pull the intake/fuel stuff off again. Not sure what the BOV effect is if seals no good - suspect more to do with spooling turbo up - lag?
Depending on what we define as lag - if it is the zone between picking up power to max power, I suspect I have very little. I am very impressed with it in this zone - it is extremely driveable and once in this zone from 3000 up, you can balance it on the throttle in the corners pretty well. Some nice power slides (not intentional).
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