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Old 09-01-17, 08:36   #51
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Got some more work done yesterday.
Got my last two hoses for the oil cooler sorted, so that's now all done.
Also fitted some knock sensors off a Falcon.

Sparky was there finishing off the last bits and pieces, we fitted the ECU and and powered up the dash etc.

Not long now before we can turn the key, just need a set of leads and some coolant and we should be good to go I hope.

Once it is running and we know there aren't any issues with the harness it'll come out again and get braided before final installation.






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Old 13-01-17, 08:20   #52
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Well, the car is running, great success, no rods out, no fuel leaks, no electrical fires.

Feels incredibly good hearing it running again after such a long time, and we had relatively small issues getting it running as well, one plug needed to be re-pinned, and my
PWR radiator "which takes a standard radiator cap" leaks around the radiator cap, seems the reach is a tad off.

Very keen to see how it goes once it is finished

Huge thanks to Mitch at WA Performance and Jase for doing the wiring!



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Old 13-01-17, 08:50   #53
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that Bresciani plenum!!
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Old 23-02-17, 08:27   #54
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It's been a hectic month, that's for sure.

Car went back on the dyno a few days after it was started, it didn't quite perform as we wanted and didn't respond well to boost what so ever, it just seemed choked up.

Head came off and was sent away and got machined to take 1mm oversize valves, and I ordered a new TX2 cam from Crow along with valve springs to suit.

Slapped engine back together with some new gaskets etc. and fired it up.

It picked up an additional 30 rwhp on gate pressure with the new cam and valve combo compared to before, and seemed a fair bit happier.

The Engine has now done just over 500kms, and last night I took it down to the drags to see how she was going, with 19psi of boost, I managed an 11.38 @ 121mph with a 1.80 60, so not great driving from my part, but very happy either way, haven't driven the car in ages, and it is a new PB for myself and the car.

Will be putting some more kms on it and make sure everything is sweet before we start pushing more boost in it, so just time to enjoy and get some seat time now I believe =)
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Old 26-02-17, 22:39   #55
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Went out and snapped a few quick photo's.
It has now done about 700kms since build, and seems to be working alright, touch wood =)

The photos are, much like my driving, far from pro. Either way, here are some of them.











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Old 23-05-17, 21:50   #56
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Looking good Hampy, those seats are perfect
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Old 20-02-18, 08:31   #57
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Time for that yearly update I guess.

Decided to make some changes, so engine and box came out.
Converter was sent away and tightened up a smidge along with a service.
Now drives a lot nicer on the street, but it does take a bit longer to get on boost down the drags.

Also went a bigger rear housing, went from a 0.84 to a 1.00, and whilst I had that ceramic coating, I had an EGT bung welded on the manifold and had that re coated too.

Ordered a trigger kit, bottom part from Hi Octane to suit an RB26, and top part from Ross Racing to suit the SOHC RB30.
Reason for going the Hi Octane bottom kit was that I wanted to maintain my current balancer and oil pump setup, so this was the cheaper way of doing it.



Turned out though that the Hi Octane kit didn't actually work with the Ross balancer either way, so had to replace that with an ATI balancer and pump drive which brought the price up to about the same sort of coin as the Ross bottom kit either way, so lesson learnt there.





Dizzy was removed, and a core plug was slapped in place.



Tank was emptied, E85 was poured in, and the car was retuned.
Less timing and less boost made 421 rwhp on a hubber, couldn't go past that unfortunately as I was running out of fuel pump, seems as a single 044 didn't love life.

I took it down to the drags to give it a test, and it went 11.1@123mph, so a new PB for me and the car which was nice.

Next on the cards will be a bigger fuel system with a drop tank, twin internal pumps, new lines, new injectors and a retune.
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Old 20-02-18, 14:00   #58
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nice car mate! if you sell that BRESCANI plenum , let me know first!
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Old 18-04-18, 08:28   #59
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Have just ordered myself a TorqueLine diff centre, couldn't find too many reviews online, so keen to see what they're like.

Can't be any worse than a 32 year old LSD.
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Old 04-05-18, 08:20   #60
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The diff centre rolled up late last week, dropped it off to Final Drive along with the rear axle.
Got it all back Yesterday with the centre fitted and new seals and bearings.
Kinda keen to get it back in and see the difference, they did note that the original centre and bearings were looking pretty tired, so no real surprises there.



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Old 05-06-18, 22:56   #61
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The diff is in.
Driveline seems tighter which is nice. Paints lovely lines now too.
Apparently the stock centre was pretty tired according to the shop who fitted it for me.

Also helped a mate empty his workshop the other day.
As a "thank you" he gave me a set of VL Calais wheels, Calais rear seat and a set of metal venetians. So need to get them refurbished and trimmed to suit my interior.



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Old 17-06-18, 11:27   #62
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Have started buying some parts to upgrade my fuel system so I can push a bit more boost.
The plan is to get rid of the undercar surge tank with single 044 and go with a 3 litre surge tank in the boot with twin Walbro 460 pumps instead.

So I ordered a surge and fuel filter from Nuke Performance in Sweden, worked out much cheaper than buying AI or Radium here in Australia.

Parts were ordered on Tuesday night and arrived Friday arvo, not half bad for something from the other side of the world and a shipping cost of AU$5.





Also slapped on some old stockies from the GTO and took the car for a drive.
Has been far too long since I drove it last.

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Old 24-06-18, 08:55   #63
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**** yeah, looking mint, 11.1 is no slouch!
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Old 26-06-18, 22:45   #64
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The gto rims actually suit really well! Those leather calais seats look to damn good to retrim!
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Old 28-06-18, 08:11   #65
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The gto rims actually suit really well! Those leather calais seats look to damn good to retrim!
Wheels work quite well in certain lights I reckon, but they desperately need 20mm spacers to bring them out a bit more, they sit too far in for my liking.

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Old 02-07-18, 00:24   #66
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Bloody magic mate, love that dash, top job!
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Old 03-07-18, 21:14   #67
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Looks the goods mate! Love your bay!
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