Sleaford Mini Centre

■ Steve Olive, proprietor atSleaford Mini Centre, has a long association with the Mini, having started racing Ministox in his teens. He continues to race today, winning numerous club championships in the popular Autograss scene. Having started his own successful Mini restoration company he installed a rolling road around five years ago and is now well known for histuning work. Customers include Autograss racers, as well as standard and modified road cars, plus many other forms of circuit racers with some customers travelling from as far as Manchester for SMC's expertise.

The SMC rolling read is a water-braked absorption dyno. which means it can hold the engine at any rpm or speed, showing the power and torque in real time. This allows you to make adjustments to the engine and observe the changes. Fully detailed reports are given out with power readings taken at lOOrpm intervals, with various graphs available. The standard graph shows power in bhp and torque in lb.ft as well as the air/fuel ratio.

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