Mosi, my 2p's worth...
THE FACILITY - DYNO & OPERATION
Good stuff! It's a Dyno Dynamics, as at G-force, but I'm led to believe it has more up-to-date software. From the figures seen for different specs of cars, I'd say the ATW figures are bloody spot on! I won't go into ATW -> FW figure conversions here, but what counts (ie ATW figures) seem bang on. A good thing to note is that dyno runs only take a few seconds, so stress on the cars is minimal in comparison to other dynos I have seen. In all, an EXCELLENT dyno facility.
THE FACILITY - DYNO COOLING
I also noted that Chris is using centrifugal fans for cooling. Top move! IMHO that's the only type of fan that can give the air speeds you need to simulate good cooling.
THE FACILITY - ALIGNMENT GEAR
I spotted the latest Pro Align gear in the workshop. IMHO, this is the best stuff around, and although their recommended data specs for each model of car are not totally up-to-date for all cars, if you know what you're doing with alignment, this is the gear to have.
THE FACILITY - RAMPS/LIFTS
I didn't take too good a look, but I did get a bit alarmed when I initially thought the the ramp was literally a flat platform that would lift by pushing against the floor of the car. I didn't take a closer look, but no doubt this had adjustable "jacks" that actually did the supporting.
What can I say? Mosi, if you ever get bored of your employment agency, maybe you have another vocation ready as a Dyno Day Meister. Another well organised day, and one where the cars were steadily tested and documented. You've got a knack for organising these days, mate!
MAN OF THE DAY
This HAS to go to Mark Shead! His cars consistently performed excellently on the day, and so far, he has produced what I would call my ultimate Evo Spec. Sorry, forget the owner's name, but it was the powerful Red Evo7 with the beautiful power delivery that really rocked my boat. The owner is certainly going to be smiling in this car!
Evo400's turbo seemed to be working beautifully on DaveGs car, essentially proving Evo400's point about being able to achieve 400bhp for a fraction of the cost of the FQ400.
Mosi, I left in a hurry, mate, and didn't get a chance to say "bye" to you or to Chris. Can you please tell him that I'll be calling him on Monday to discuss dyno time prices for my own mapping purposes? And I'll be calling you on Monday too, to get you looking for another IT contract for me!