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  1. 9 points
    Did some yesterday and some this arvo. Pulled out the airbox, intake manifold, surge tank and a few more things. Put better stuff in.
  2. 6 points
    Small bit of scotch for Anzac Day BBQ. Will let the boys cut off and cook their own steaks.
  3. 5 points
    Just completed and passed a certificate 4 in “Electrical installations in hazardous areas” HV/LV/ELV and certification of existing hazardous areas with the pathway to Diploma well and truly started it was without a doubt one of the hardest assessments ever due to the risk associated with installations and having the ability to now certify others Pretty happy with myself
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    Thought I would post up here about my car on this forum after stalking for quite a while and becoming quite active on the "Other Forum" Have had my 2013 FG Xr6T for nearly two years now and have slowly been accumulating a few modifications for it. Had the final bits of work done a few weeks ago at MonstaTorque and managed to pull a final figure of 400.7rwkw. Que comments of hub dyno and manual The route I've taken with the car and many parts can probably be looked at as unconventional and excessive. As a young bloke about to venture into his first mortgage, I decided to spend the extra whilst I can afford it and build a relatively reliable base and future proof as far as more mods go as I plan to keep the car for a very long time. Unfortunately have not had the extra cash to do my oil pump gears or timing chain gear so am very aware of my need to stay away from my limiter and even have a soft cut in place (Although I've been told with this amount of torque these cars like to push straight through this) Bit of info on the car: - 2013 FG Xr6T - Full poverty pack - 6 Speed manual -Bought dead stock with 56,000kms from a single female owner 2 years ago Since then I've done a few mods over the past 2 years, totaling to the following now at 75,000kms - IMS Twin Bush Diff Hat - Wavetrack Diff Centre w/ aftermarket half shafts - Shockworks Coilovers - Single Piece Carbon Fibre Tailshaft - Malwood Opt3+ w/ short shifter - 4" X-force Stainless Exhaust - Jonny Tig 1800HP Stealth Black Intercooler w/ turboside airbox and battery relocations - Crow Race Valve Springs - KPM 1000HP In tank dual pump fuel system - 58mm Billet wheel Machined into my existing 3576 turbo, rear housing ported and a 40mm flapper fitted - 1000cc Injectors and custom tune with Ngauge interface - Copy F6 Bumper - 19" FPV Twisties - DJR Bobtail Spoiler Much like so many have done in the past with their threads, I want to be able to share any info I have on my current list of mods in the hopes it aids with people future mod choices. Any questions feel free to ask. Its gonna be a bit hard to post some photos as I'm writing this on my lunch break but will post a few via Tapatalk below Some quick photos from my phone
  5. 5 points
    Yeh mate I can but when I bolt it onto your standard engine and make over a half metric megawatt of power and your old stock gear changer misses a beat at the track one or twice don’t blame me or you can and we can all have a lol about it
  6. 5 points
    My car has an AP twin plate.
  7. 5 points
    Quit forum Quit job New job Moved to rental house Got single Sold house Fitted Ralph's OG ceramic coated exhaust manifold and worked rear housing from well over a decade ago Dropped skids with semis on Albany Runway again last March and spent way too much money prepping for it I promise to update my thread....."later" Say hi to ya mum for me
  8. 5 points
    Also ran a new water line and fitted a bracket I got from Mackielec Industries. Looks pretty decent comprared to the previous way I had it, will swap the cable ties to hose seperators one day.
  9. 5 points
    Made some progress with the Ute over the last few weeks. Pulled out the Process West airbox, rail lines and surge tank out on a Sunday and fitted the new gear when there was time after work. Now have a Plazmaman airbox, intake plenum, fuel rail and surge tank with twin peirburg pumps. I used Mack 247 fittings and lines for the fuel and vac lines. I ran 400 series pushlock hose for the fuel system, -6 supply and -8 return with an FRP2000. Replaced the brake booster fitting with an aftermarket with a -6 end then ran -6 400 series to the intake manifold. Also used -4 pushlock for the other vac lines. Have used oetiker clamps on all hose ends. Will be using the remaining NPT port on the manifold for a gauge line/fitting and to use a "normal" vac hose for tuning purposes. Should have some new turbosmart race port BOVs show up soon then I'll have a new cold side fabbed up. Also have some 50mm2 cable and other parts showing up soon to relocate the battery to the toolbox in the tray.
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    old enough to drive to sa, hand you the chop and chop all your mates then drive home to vic ready when you are kiddo!
  12. 4 points
    I’m about to get moving on a few things with my car and so thought it would be worth starting a thread. Calling this a build thread is probably a bit ambitious – more just my own history of what maintenance and upgrades I’ve performed and why. It is good to document this for myself, and hopefully it is of interest or use to someone along the way. Must be a few people who want better than stock, but not looking for a 600kW monster. My job is mainly human resources, so anything I tackle is a bit limited. The car is a BA XR6 Turbo in Lightning Strike (or ‘primer’ for short’). I bought the car in 2015 from a bloke in Sydney (I’m in Canberra) after a bit of searching – I was basically looking for something stock that had hopefully had a relatively easy life. The car had been a country car for most of its life and had about 125,000km. I really knew nothing about turbo cars at that point. So far in terms of basic repairs and maintenance I’ve done myself: -New NGK coils and plugs (this brand have been fine on stock boost, but will probably go genuine next time) -New high pressure power steering line – twice. First one was a Repco one that only lasted two years. Second one is a redesigned one from Ultimate Power Steering that allows the o-ring to be changed without replacing the whole line. -Full set of radiator and heater hoses -Front pads and rotors -Sway bar bushes, various front end bushes -Spigot gear in the rear driver’s side door lock actuator -All the usual stuff – coolant changes, brake fluid flushes, engine oil and filter every 5k. Trying to look after it and make it last. -Probably a few other things that caused plenty of swearing at the time but I can no longer remember Had a few other fixes that I've had done professionally: -New turbo!! Blocked oil feed killed the first one. Good news – housings were OK. Bad news – I’d bought an Earl’s filter and braided oil feed line a week earlier and hadn’t fitted it yet. Got a genuine Garett CHRA. A couple of mechanics have since said to me that it has some sort of upgraded core (ceramic bearings??) that have been available the last couple of years. Haven’t yet grabbed any part numbers and checked it out further. -A few bushes here and there (centre diff bush, outer upper rear control arm bushes) -Tailshaft centre bearing The stuff I have improved/added/upgraded so far: -Twin gauge pod with oil pressure and boost/vacuum -AEM wideband controller/gauge with sensor in the dump -King springs and KYB shocks all round (this combo feels much better than the, admittedly old, stock gear). -Braided water line for turbo -Tyres – Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional. Great set of rubber. Replaced the Dunlop Sport SP3000s that wre on it – out and out the worst type I have every driven on, except for maybe the Sumitomos I had on a rental i30 once! -Cut a hole in lower half of the airbox – not sure it does anything, but it sounds slightly better and it was free -Chrome Fairmont interior door handles – they make a nice difference to the interior of a BA -3 inch 100 cell cat into twin 2.5 inch X-Force system. Sounds decent, definitely comes on boost better, but has a habit of wanting to knock on the diff cradle once everything gets warm -Towbar – bought a secondhand factory unit. Kept the wiring plug in the boot for a cleaner look. -A couple of power ports for a Bluetooth handsfree kit and dash cam Car is now at 165k. The overall plan is to keep the car looking stock-ish and only mildly modified. I’ve been doing a heap of reading with a plan to either getting the car tuned (and at least understanding a bit more about what has been done and what I should expect) or learning to tune it myself. Going to go down the latter path and just picked up the PCMTec software. Should be a good learning experience an I’ll definitely know my car better. I feel like I am picking up the concepts of what I am reading OK so will give it a go. Ready to go in when I next get a few hours free: -PWR trans cooler – got the kit that has the right fittings but no brackets, plus bought some bar and extra hose so I can work out how I mount it all once the bumper is off. Plus a decent flush of the BTR and new filter. -Walbro 255 pump -Bigger intercooler I'll then tune to around 8 PSI, but will leave timing along or only play with it gently. Baby steps here - I want to try some things based on what I'm trying to learn, and see the result but without being stupid and having an additional inspection hole. Learning to tune seems like a good way to work on your car during a Canberra winter! Once I'm feeling like I'm on the right track, I look to upgrade the injectors and turn it up a bit more. I'll go gentle with the timing, and maybe even take a couple of tunes to a dyno with some knock detection gear and see where I'm at. I'm a long way off that though. Brakes will need some work later in the year, so am accumulating bits to go to a 322/328mm setup, with braided lines and reasonable pads and rotors. Should be better than what I've got and sufficient for where I am aiming with the car. Anyway, as I’ve said it will still be a pretty modest thing compared to some of the stuff on this forum. But should be a strong daily, good for the Snowys cruise and best of all will be largely my own work. I may well end up getting it tuned by someone if I struggle to achieve what I want to, but I want to give it a good go myself first. A couple of pics from the day I got it and shortly afterwards:
  13. 4 points
    heya guys thought id do an update on my build as its going. so I ended up going 6 speed manual. conversion was very very easy. wiring was easy (I have reverse lights) only problem I came across was the centre bearing OD being different. anyways long story short I ended up getting a yellow sticker so in the process of getting this back on the road. vehicle is getting a few changes to comply and be registered and also for extra power after registering. Full spool is coming out and am replacing with a Harrop Truetrac. standard tailshaft will be removed and will be upgrading to a DBS custom tailshaft. 1.00AR rear housing will be getting replaced with a 1.15AR housing(due to rear housing causing restriction on last tune) Brakes are being changed to be more suitable for the power. picking up a set of Brembo 6 Piston front calipers with 355mm front discs and Brembo 4 Piston rear calipers with 330mm discs. once reregistered going to be doing the last tune for this setup. aiming for low 900rwhp at around 30psi. this will be the last tune on this vehicle as injectors only have another 15-20% left. also a few old suspension bushes will be replaced to improve handling. 2002 Ba XR6 Turbo 320rwkw @16psi (old tune) 437rwkw @22psi 1263nm of torque BTR 4 Speed Auto 590rwkw @ 25psi current tune T56 T56 Manual out of BF Xtreme Button twin plate Malwood Short Shifter Malwood Heavy Duty Alloy clutch master cylinder Malwood Braided clutch hose CrowCam Heavy Duty Valve Springs and Retainers Mahle Forged Pistons (20" Oversize) Scat Forged H beam Rods Billet Oil Pump gears ACL Race series bearings MLSR Head Gasket ARP Head Studs Precision 6766 1.00AR (1.15AR coming soon) 6Boost Hightmount Manifold Bosch 1600ccc Injectors Plazmaman 044 Twin Surge Tank Plazmaman Fuel Rail Turbosmart 2000 Fuel Pressure regulator Plazmaman Plenum Custom intercooler piping Turbo Smart 50mm External Wastegate 6Boost High mount manifold Freshly setup head including new valve steam oil seals, valve guides etc Battery relocation to rear Plazmaman 1200hp tube and fin intercooler Plazmaman full intercooler piping Plazmaman cold air intake 52mm Heavy Duty Alloy Radiator Custom Dump pipe Xforce 3.5inch hiflow cat stainless Xforce 3.5inch cat back stainless Walbro intake fuel pump Sct x3 flash tuner Whiteline 30mm adjustable sway bar with adjustable links Whiteline 22mm adjustable sway bar with adjustable links Xzy super sport coilovers Nolathane differential bushes 4.11 Diff Gears Fullspool diff center(removed now Harrop truetrac Protex street slotted and cross drilled front rotors(replaced with Brembo 6 piston front calipers 355mm slotted rotors) Protex street slotted and cross drilled rear rotors(replaced with Brembo 4 piston rear calipers 330mm slotted and x drilled rotors) Trw pads all round(going QFM with new Brembo Setup King wheel evolve 20x8.5 front 20x10 rear 225x35x20 front 275x35x20 rear 20% window tint Dewinged 8000k hid kit Alpine cda137ebt head unit Alpine mrf600 4 channel Alpine mrx m240 monoblock 2 x Rockford Fosgate T2D212 Soundstream 40 FARAD capacitor Sound stream ported box Stinger 0 gauge wiring Rockford fosgate T3169S Rockford fosgate T169
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    Polished some rims for a 1988 VL Walkinshaw I did wonder why someone would want to polish a set of standard rims But the plastic pig is an Aussie classic [emoji3] Edit: took aprox 6 hours each
  16. 4 points
    Joe (HoonTune) has finished his testing of the custom tunes and reported back. Great news it is working perfectly He now has a car with wild cams driving perfectly (MAP being used instead of Cam Angle to clean up fueling) Custom Gear Based Boost control is being used on car with over 1000RWHP to get hook up in the lower gears on the street tyres and getting full boost/power in the higher gears. Note the factory calibration does not support it gear based boost control (it is a MK II FG turbo 6 and it is not running the XR6 Sprint calibration). Pretty happy with the result, now any Falcon can have Gear Based Boost control and much more.
  17. 4 points
    Brought myself a new daily, A repossessed XR6 BA MK2, previous owner only had it for 2 months obviously decided he had more important things to pay for. Forgot how nice they drive when the diff bushes and suspension bushes aren’t all flogged. Had to get a new set of keys cut too - $460
  18. 4 points
    I am with lochie. Jets ZF tune was useless in my F6.
  19. 4 points
    Let Todd drive my F6 for the first time since the E85 upgrade. The look on his face when I said " just squeeze the throttle in third, dont go over half". It came on boost and smoked the rears. . His jaw dropped and he said " Fukc that was only 1/4 throttle. I laughed so hard.
  20. 4 points
    Had the pleasure of working on @hopper8‘s immaculate FG XR6T M6 for what is a major service schedule at the elusive 100,000kms mark and I love it when a customer is very keen to do the “Lot” and not skimp Hopefully Josh comes back for some performance mods soon as she’s all ready to rumble now Drives silky smooth and some great piece of mind knowing that all the basics are tip top and even checked the timing chain guides for wear being a manual. and one lucky punter in W.A has received one of my ZF transmission cooler kits, anything anytime to help this bloke out and when only the best will do and remember guys safety first when using power tools
  21. 4 points
    I busted the phantom sh*tter red handed this morning. Rather than pick up his sh*t he told me to get farked. He even let his dogs off their leads. By letting his two dogs off their leads to approach me along with three separate sh*ts on the footpath (2 right outside my friggin path) that's worth nearly $1300 in fines at the small end and a touch over 2 grand depending on their breed. http://dogandcatboard.com.au/media/W1siZiIsIjIwMTcvMDYvMjEvMDFfMzFfMTJfMTUxX0h1bnRlcl9wZXRfb3duZXJfYWN0X2NoYW5nZXMucGRmIl1d/Hunter - pet owner act changes.pdf Ironically he's still gonna have to pick up after himself and if he did when I told him to this morning I wouldn't bother going after him. Once again I wonder wtf is wrong with people?
  22. 4 points
    There you go - Beefmaster for the Keefmaster. Even had a full 9kg bottle with it. Frank kept himself scarce.
  23. 4 points
    Frank is in the back room laughing his arse off at the full price sale
  24. 4 points
    One of those phone calls you expect to hang up on (beeps, delay, voip, "Hi, I'm hoping to speak to Rab") etc Nup, won $1k credit to my eatnow account from a comp I entered in Feb when I ordered a pizza. Yum
  25. 4 points
    Copying posts over from other forums doesn't work very well with phagotbucket so here's some pics and vids from a recent last minute decision the day before Gazzanats to go do some skids. Little video from a young guy that was checking out the car and asked to come for some laps when I had spare seats. Powerskids qualifying from Saturday only did one skid to qualify then finals on Sunday for cancelled because of rain :(. Straight up dump 4th on the spot about 22psi boost 7000rpm old standard motor loves this sh*t [emoji23] For a total prep time of an hour to fit up a few sets of tyres and no prep to the car it was a mint weekend of skids and piss drinking.
  26. 3 points
    To keep it on topic, Tonight's menu is wings.
  27. 3 points
    @MattyP offers still there if you want to take my car for a drive and see what you think of the precision 6235.
  28. 3 points
    There's something about fried tomatoes with breakfast, it just works, mushrooms pretty good too..
  29. 3 points
    You do know some fuel will probably leak out this hole....
  30. 3 points
    Breakfast from earlier
  31. 3 points
    Falcon Wide body....nearly. Ebay flare kit, painted now in Lightning strike to fit 295 18 A050 on AME Tracer 02 18 X 10.5" +15. https://imgur.com/a/Chfcz
  32. 3 points
    Piston selection is a crucial balancing act and definitely something to ponder but there’s loads of them out there Yes spool is a cheaper option and yes they aren’t as quite as others so that’s the trade right there cosworth is arguably the best piston money can buy for this engine platform and exclusively built for Brad at atomic you get everything here ( quiet/massive HP capacity ) but cost is the offset Manley have a decent piston with skirt coatings for a reasonable dollar and a pretty decent all round offering Mahale have the FGF6 piston that’s a semi forged item, super cheap super quiet but imho rated to 25psi absolutely maximum on E85 probably 22psi on 98 as the ringlands ( on stock ring gap )and technology within the piston isn’t there for a mass production offering Mahale also offer a range of other pistons to suit the falcon XR6T with very good manners and costs any piston that’s a semi forged will be cold quieter than forged full forged has bigger power capacity cast pistons are the cheapest and quietest now here’s where it gets funky..... the cast pistons in the FG Xr6t are (IMHO) better at bigger power than the FG F6 semi forged Mahale piston ( weird I know ) the ringlands on cast pistons have more “flex” than semi or full forged ( on stock ring gap ) getting a new set of FG pistons/rings but say a spool Rod will happily crank out 550rwkw with an appropriate ring gap to suit the target boost/fuel with factory PTB clearance sooooo many ways to skin a cat on a budget as above , got some coin and want to push it go Cosworth with a 0.50 over and hone and line boar the block to suit with a torque plate on to the stud pressure you’re going to run basically how fast can your wallet go ?
  33. 3 points
    At least the old man would drive it. .................
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    I know of a thread that can learn you every bad thing that can happen with a 04 ba. It could also show you how to spend 70+k on a chit box in 18mths. Sell the ba and buy one alreafy done. You will be much better off and probably fark the car within 6mths anyway.
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    Hard to tighten bolts that aren't there! And hard to know what is missing if you haven't dig around in there before. Based on my experience and the previous owner, my bolts are coming loose every 50,000 or so. I had a braided oil line, but having the braided water line now makes getting the front heat shield off MUCH easier. Lol re FB groups - there are some rippers in there. "I'm not sure which button locks my car and which one unlocks it, but can someone explain how to do an engine swap? I need it to get to work in 2 hours. Alternatively will swap car for a 6 pack and 2 kittens." Well, pretty much that but with much worse grammar...
  39. 3 points
    Lol, I tightened every fastener I could get to fellas. I’m just a humble Chippy, mechanical not really my thing though always willing to have a crack! Looking at invoice they had to remove turbo oil and coolant lines to get the job done so can’t have been that easy to get to. People laughed at me for suggesting I remove the turbo but they just about had to to get the job done. Just nice to have her making all the right noises again and boosting properly.
  40. 3 points
    Here is a yootoob channel that is transmission based. There is some great info on the teardown and rebuild of zf transmissions, among others.
  41. 3 points
    Your.......... Well Come??
  42. 3 points
    These have a poor reputation over 20psi, best to steer clear
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    Haha maybe not this thread but there are definitely some that make me wonder.
  44. 3 points
    So case closed took to Casey Automotive. Great business they have there and Troy was a great guy to deal with. Turned out there were two bolts completely missing from the turbo housing. Shows how good a mechanic I am. She is humming along again! Thanks for all your help here.
  45. 3 points
    Getting it on shortly for the BBQ tomorrow. 5+kg brisket - expecting a 12hr+ cook. Follow the cook here if bored shitless https://myflameboss.com/cooks/208007 Smoked over cherry and hickory.
  46. 3 points
    Got the car home today. Cleaned her up a bit and put the battery on charge.
  47. 3 points
    Cauliflower pizza With capsicum mushroom, pork, kransky, spinach, bocconcini and then freshly grated Parmesan after ward
  48. 2 points
    I think I need to hand out a few warnings for going off topic cheers ghey admin
  49. 2 points
    The chuck was pretty fatty (asked the butcher for decent cuts for snags) and the pork was basically belly without the skin so heaps of fat there. Need to air them overnight in the fridge to let the skins set (if using natural, not manufactured skins) Maybe you needed to cook them a little slower or longer so the fat has a chance to render through the whole snag? I don't think the bolar cut has much fat or marbling running through it does it? Wouldn't have been 20% on the roast alone - outside fat isn't the "good fat" either Did you add fat? Different types of fat work better than others? 70/30 is probably a good ratio for snags - 20% may have been a bit dry to start with. Beer (or other liquid) and breadcrumbs can also help spread moisture throughout? Or mix the meat/fat blend better (or run through the mincer a second time?) so it's not lump of dry meat, lump of soft fat? Have gone just the single run through the mincer this time - I usually do 2 (mixes the fat/meat/seasoning better, but makes the mix a bit heavy and boring - am trying a coarser blend this time, more of a "country sausage") I'll often put some cheap and nasty bacon (the cheaper the more fat the better) through the mincer with the meat to up the fat ratio (and add to the taste ) Ended up just going the chilli & cheese and the Guinness & Worcestershire flavours tonight.
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