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  1. A bit of an update for the Rolls software. As some of you know I am the one helping Rolls in the background hunting through the assembler and finding new parameters and have just completed initial testing on a new feature for this software. I have been able to track down the independent control of the exhaust cam for the XR6 turbo and yes we have control There is a bunch of tables missing from the other products that I have found and have them in for the first release (TBA). An interesting one based on vehicle speed but currently a constant. So now the fun will begin. IH8TOADS pointed out we could do ghost cams and we have someone testing this as well. So higher overlap cams may be controllable at idle as well as removing the stuff Ford put in to reduce back pressure in the higher rev range due to the factory exhaust. I believe this is a first for us. We have been told it is not in other products.
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  2. (Tues) Carried on with mocking up all the bits to support the new turbo. Started on the top side of the dump. Was all going well till I used my thumb for the earth lead for my tig so called time and will crack on later in the week. It's a pretty tight fit but should turn out well. Wastegate outlet is going to be a challenge but should be nice and short and able to enter the dump at a fairly shallow angle. (Today) Has some family free time today so got to crack on with the lower section of the dump. It's longer than usual as it also deletes the cat. The extra whoop dee doo's in the middle and to tuck it up for clearance and also give me more clearance for the steering rack and steering shaft. Not the best pic but the previous dump sat well below the rail at this point and was forever dragging on driveways/speed bumps/etc etc and the cars not even that low. Unfortunately I was about 15deg short of all the bends I need (used an entire 3.5' doughnut) so had to pie cut and section a piece of straight tube to take up the gap. I'll weld the join between the down pipe and lower section last so I can clean up the transition between the bends and the sectioned straight piece after its all welded out. Now onto the next challenge..the wastegate piping...
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  3. Progress ... Rotating bottom end assembly has been checked for clearances and visual wear on all main cap 360* bearings including thrust ends that would only be 50kms old maximum so seeing them "as new" is a comfortable feeling, crankshaft is immaculate and cylinder boars are all showing full cross hatch hone markings. SCAT rod big end play have all measured up exactly the same in at 0.583mm cold ( crank/rod/crank with 63FT/lb on the ARP2000 rod bolts with ARP moly lube main cap studs ( ARP 12mm ) have been installed to 15FT/lb seated then the Atomic 10mm Girdle with windage tray have been installed ontop, ARP2000 10mm washers weren't needed with the Atomic 10mm Girdle so again Moly Lube on nut seat was applied sparingly and the three stage torque up process goes into play (30/60/90)FtLb whilst rotating the crank at each set point. To keep an eye on proceedings I mark with a "white" dot the 30FtLB seat then With a purple mark the 60FTlb mark and finally nothing for 90 as that's the movement from the purple mark once 90 is achieved it's left for 30min and re torqued again to 90ftlb. I actually did this twice to make sure ! Bottom end has been painted and fully cleaned to within a inch of it's cast iron life so new liquid sealants will work as intended and that requires had filing for that flat true surface head has been re assembled with new valve stem oil seals,those stainless valves,90lb valve springs with retainers and standard locks ( collets ) have gone one step further with an old school method of "indexing" the spark plugs ( have a google ) but in short it's Aiming the plug at the intake valves vs having the back of the plug electrode facing them, some will say it does nothing but some will say there's a few HP in it and a "fuller" cleaner burn cylinder event especially down low with the repeated spark cycle per event but either way why not it's free and it's uniform at a bare minimum
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  5. Had the pleasure of turning Taylors FG turbo ute from stock to a 300rwkw beast using limited but quality parts and utilising the factory hardware the best I can, the build list is only Plazmaman bolt in 700hp cooler kit Plazmaman's intake muffler delete kit ID1000's Airbox mod Venom bolt in cat section major engine service Major cooling system service full custom tune with progressive boost ramp as per request... done the closest possible to a stock vs modded overlay as all of the hardware was all fitted upon the baseline run so there's a few extra rwkw's there and a leaner than stock fuel map but you get the gist I did manage 304rwkw and a bunch more Torques but it needed a few extra psi I just felt it didn't need and the justification wasn't there imho but what would I know hey so I pulled it back to 300 on the dot !
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  6. Progress ..... After repeated and meticulous cleaning of any fibre and materials from rag use along the way everything has gone back together like a glove and the engine is ready to be installed all valve train components had been checked and tested with mechanical rotations to always make sure it's operating as intended, used sparingly my favourite is Nulon building paste that gives metal on metal some lubrication before the engine oil can circulate and gain pressure most of the construction from this point on was limited in photographs as it all happened quite quickly but I do have some final dressed up pictures, it's all ready to go back in the car and onto doing some KMS then getting her onto the dyno for some action as we are tentatively chasing a Private test and tune day at the drag strip enjoy
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  7. neighbour crashes into a siblings parked car outfront causing $1100 damage about six months ago, refused to speak to the cops or provide footage from their 3 cctv cameras which would have shown what happened (their car suddenly had a small dent with paint that was the same colour as my siblings car). Just the other day the cops rang us saying they'd been robbed and wanted our security footage. they also blamed us for robbing them. I love karma, you sit back and bad things happen to the bad people. the cops aren't going to do anything about this. I sincerely hope if they were robbed that items of significant value were taken.
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  9. I would like to down the track, initially I'll be offering live map tracing as this is still a huge improvement over guessing that what we are datalogging is actually what is being used by the map like we do currently. Live tuning is quite a bit of work and there is a lot of other basic stuff I need to get nailed first. Noob friendly is the goal, even experienced tuners can benefit from an intuitive ui with lots of help and explanations right in front of you. None of this reading 8000 forum threads to figure out where to start. That is the goal anyway, I'll do my best.
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  10. So I ran 8.4003 last month. Here's a video of an 8.43 I just ran in the Comp Bike Final on Saturday night at the Motorplex. I am now looking at setting the national ANDRA record for my class at the next two meetings (has to be a national meeting). The current mark is 8.4000. The new Link ECU has changed my world, especially on the two step. In fact, I'm currently running 14psi boost now, less than the 16psi I was running last season. We will tip some more boost in it next meeting.
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  11. Progress.... well today was the day and im very very pleased at the outcome yep she's alive and purring like a kitten spent the day yesterday checking and double checking everything and then filled her up with fluids and started doing some rotations by hand off the crank to move the oil around and generally look for potential leaks and such, finished off the day with the battery on charge and awaiting today! connected up the battery and started off with some cranks without the plugs in so it can bring the oil up and throughout the engine and filling lash adjusters etc etc Dropped the plugs in and literally first cycle off and running with all signs pointing to success left to cycle through the temps and checking all the typicall areas along the way but its all done and now onto some street kms before she has another date with the dyno the camera picks up alot of noise that's just not there which is weird but it does it with every engine running
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  12. I only ate half of it. Gotta save room for beer right?!
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  13. So a bit of an update... Or a big update haha I purchased a process west stage 2 cooler and a twin diff bush hat. I installed the diff bush kit with a mate and also installed some crow valve springs. Had a bit of a hiccup haha Think my old bush was not to happy with life haha Old vs new Next the man him self Ih8Toads worked his magic! Made 361rwkw on 98 then we drained the tank and topped it up with E85! First run made 395rwkw After that the tyres were starting to get pretty warm and it started slipping on the dyno so not sure exactly what power it made. It felt amazing though! The issue living 45 minutes from the closest e85 browser haha So literally 2 weeks after this tune I went and did something with out the missus knowing lololol Purchased my self another xr6 turbo. This one had a built motor and zf though... So I got together with 2 of my best mates and hired 2 hoists to swap the motor and gear box into my car. Was solid day! Had both motors out, swapped little things like injectors, throttle bodies, Motors swapped into the new cars and all cleaned up in 13 hours! Absolutely nothing went wrong on the day! Was incredible! hahaha JDM AF haha Realised how low my brake pads were as well... Just getting my monies worth! I also had some photos taken of the pig by a friend of mine whos never done cars before. His only ever done models. So next will be the fuel system and a retune. Cant wait to get it down to the motorplex after a retune!
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  14. All stipulated as a special condition in the contract that approval will be sought and provided for patio prior to settlement. Contracts all agreed upon and signed by both parties [emoji4]
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  15. Last night my daughter leaves her place to drive a friend home......on their way up the street they see that some idiot has overturned about a dozen wheely bins and there's rubbish everywhere...... They drive on, talking about the senseless act of littering done for no reason..... Around the corner they see the police talking to a pair of teenagers on the footpath, don't think much of it until she returns 20 mins later..... The police car is parked off to the side, flashers and headlights on....... The cops are sitting on the bonnet, coffee in hand.....watching the same two teens walking down the road picking up all the rubbish and putting it back into the bins! Now there's a bit of karma right there....
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  16. Hey While searching for some wiring info found out a way to get FG (and other Ford models) . Below is a link to the ones I got https://www.mediafire.com/folder/jhmld4g1rj1oj/FG_worshop_manual_pdfs Let me if the links not working. Should be able download what you need.
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  17. Evening Keify. Sooooo...looks like I'm buying a house...
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  18. What the fhruck happened in here last night I get tagged as the creepy old guy......
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  19. I haven't met a welding inspector who doesn't "THINK" hes a good welder
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  20. "Oh look creepy Dave from tech support just emailed me again..."
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  21. Did you suggest "up the bum no babies" as the contraceptive of choice again ?
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  22. Cheers for the kind words lads more progress.... sump has been tested for minimum oil pick up clearance and some good old BluTack works a treat for that, looking for 10-15mm minimum and any less the pick up can almost create a swirl vortex at the base of the sump and could suck air up in the high revs so it needs to be up off the base of the sump, it varies across the turbo platform so a correct measure is always worth while, once all dummy fitted it was time for the full Atomic HD oil pump assembly to be installed as per Atomics specs. Full final fitting of the sump then happens with new "half moons" front and rear and a bead of loctite 565 on top and bottom, then progressively around the sump sealing surface and using not to much but just enough ( it's a bit of an art to get right ) Onto the head studs and they are ARP2000's and the technical reference for these are different to Atomic head studs as they are different materials so don't assume it's all same/same the ARP's seat to base of block by hand firm only whereas the Atomics take ~20Ftlb to seat. A 15/40W engine oil can be used on the block threads to seat but the specific ARP moly lube has to be used on all faces uptop the ARP moly lube reduces tension pre load "scatter" and in that case you don't have to heat cycle fasteners to achieve set pressure like in the old days but you still have to Torque head studs in a specific manner and rotation the Torque procedure for the ARP's I've done as such .. 33Ftlb then to 66Ftlb then finally I ran 5% over specs on final tension to 105Ftlb and that's about as far as I will go on the standard washers. Waiting 30minuites then re checking the 105 target and bingo we're done This is how I set up my lube application and how I find easiest to apply and always sparingly
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  24. Cheers fellas. Agreed on a price with the owner, subject to finance and inspections etc. Start going through all the paperwork with a settlement agent today hopefully, good times. Finance won't be a problem, bank have already said so...so that's cool. Got a nice surprise also, turns out my Nonna had left me a few grand for my folks to give to me when I bought my own place. Works out to cost me $400 a month less dead money to own it than it is to currently rent it, in that the interest portion of the mortgage payments is $400 less a month than what I'm currently paying in rent. So I'd chalk that up to a win [emoji4]
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  25. Easiest/best is to get an independent valuation done (not an agent) Valuation will give an honest idea of what the place is worth rather than an agents "pulled out of their arse to make the person asking interested" price They also won't have any vested interests.
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  26. ^FTFY [emoji6] Nah, basically the abridged version is I rather like the house I'm currently renting and could happily see myself here for the next 5 or so years. The distinct impression I've gotten so far is that the owners seem over it and no longer really care. I was also speaking to the neighbours last week and they know the owners (kids go to school together still) and apparently the owners were talking about possibly selling it just before I moved in. So I decided it might be worth asking the question if they'd consider selling... And with respects to work I put forward a proposed justification for a new role creation for myself in which I feel I'd add significant value. In combination I also put in an application form for work to cover the cost of me studying a master's degree. All-in-all I'd say I don't like my chances...but both my manager and manager once removed seemed open to the idea, didn't shoot it straight down and encouraged me to put forward a proposal for consideration, so it's nice that they're at least prepared to humour me with it, regardless of whether it gets turned down or not. I realised the other day that half the jobs I've ever gotten were because I asked the questions of people who weren't currently hiring, but saw use for me. So I figured you never know unless you ask, so I asked [emoji4]
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  27. Lol I've got a built 5.0 vn berlina. Single pegger for days. @k31th can you make a single pegger emoji please? The g6 guys deserve fair representation in the emoji scene
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  29. I'll be taking photos down there for the event so if anyone plans on binning it can you tell me before hand so I'm ready, thanks
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  30. Update ... engine is in and most ancillaries are bolted up as each part is checked and re checked upon installation gone with full drag spec and stripped the A/C out and that includes a nifty A/C delete kit in place of the compressor, at the same time a big clean up of the engine bay but no show spec painting or anything crazy thermal wrapped the 6Boost manifold and 4* stainless Dump pipe also adding into the cabin a new Oil Pressure and oil Temperature gauges and sensors Before after .... Before after .... then onto some hardware that's been rolling in for two upcoming upgrades ... and the first is George from Sydney @fun001 This is going to be an epic transformation as his FG Mk2 XR6T ZF is stock as a rock and it's going to be a beast once it's done ! Mod list is GTX G2 3582 complete new full turbo 11.8psi Garrett actuator Jonny Tig 1800hp kit 4* race intake battery relocation kit ID1000's Venom 4* Dump and cat combo ZF (JD spec) cooler kit Walbro intank major Engine,ZF,Diff,Cooling system services and more ! should crack the 360-370rwkw mark with the stock cat back on 98 but we will see where we end up then we have Patrick whose Scottys son @Panda Eyes Taking his Phantom BA I tuned a while back from the 232rwkw and hopefully nudging the 300rwkw mark if the ol BTR can keep up but the new Venom 4* Dump and HiFlow bolt in cat and Y section coupled up with ID1000's and some valvesprings will definitely help out And thennnnnn I have @Roo32 back in for some Brand new Superpro upper control arms,wheel alignment and some Gauges to be installed keif fix the links ya plum hole , cheers
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  31. K31th has gotten himself a toilet fetish since you've been gone Rab
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  32. Been busy/lazy over the last couple of weeks and haven't been keeping track of things on here. Got a bit to catch up on. Hope everyone had a great xmas and new year and all made it out the otherside a bit older and wiser. Sounds like the only issues on here was if @Puffwagon can carry a tune (sing, not boost) and if @k31th should be allowed to sit down to pee if (s)he wants to. Nothing to report from this end - much beer drunk, food eaten, kids dissapointed and resolutions broken. Having to come back to the real world sucks :(
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  33. I plan to crack 20 or 30 Beers over the weekend
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  34. Havnt read much of this, but if you have a dick you go to the boys to piss. No dick, you go to the girls toilet. Pretty simple.
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  35. Happy to help, here's your car with them on it Some of my best work I must say, they really do look like they are fitted to that car
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  36. Afternoon peeps Nails done this morning took the eldest and her friend who's here on a sleep over to the mall let them walk around by themselves for an hour... they thought it was amazing lol Exciting arvo of doing washing... go away heat....got jets stereo cranked with MTV hits how's everyones arvo? At least babys quiet.. Pics for keith... coz I know u love pics and baby stuff . . . Lol
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  37. Ohhh that's just mean fluff... I love it. Ill wait for jet to update us in his thread in the near future of the mods list haha Im expecting something along the lines of duel battery Plastic cooler and piping boost/volts/oil gauges Streched tyres with 4 degree camber Dyno graph around the 22volts A hallway run of 6seconds bettering the old time by 1.2sec a with a great 3ft time due to the new tyre and second battery setup getting a great launch on the timber floor.
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  38. That's ypur cue to grab a cab and hit the city up for a blinder then roll home at 11am tomorrow morning to her sleeping on the porch
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  39. So got one of these for christmas.. Still fine tuning the setup but really enjoying having all the data at my fingertips without looking down at a laptop screen.
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  40. Hey everyone I haven't been on in a while, just had a read through and I'm glad to see pix has moved in Dramas haven't stopped unfortunately but at least your moving slowly forward I have been in my house just on 3 months now, few dramas here and there but most of them have been sorted out Next on the list is air-con, splits or ducted, haven't decided yet Built a deck out the back a couple weeks ago so we could have the wife's 30th at home, I couldn't be happier with the outcome, 40m2 and it actually makes my tiny backyard seem usable Have to give it a light sand and oil it in the next weeks Any recommendations on oil ? Google has just made me go around in circles, to many to choose from Last picture is just a hose off, wish it looked like that all the time Sent from my HTC_0P6B6 using Tapatalk
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  41. Annual leave sorted and looking at the roster, after tonight shift I dont go back to work until 12th Feb..........scored!! Biggest break I've had in 3 years.
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  42. Then your turbo will sh*t itself and you'll buy a bigger one cos who doesn't like a big one?! Before you know it, cheap as possible becomes 15 to 20k over 2 years. Much, much more if you pay someone to do it. The golden years will be skids galore and smoke for the masses. Soon enough you'll drive like a grandma as your household budget grows weary of having fuel and tyres as a priority. By the time you realize it's too late your wife will have left you and your kids won't recognise your face cos you went for milk and cigarettes and came back with oil and octane booster some ten years later. Your cat/dog/chicken will be your sole companion in life and eventually they will leave you/die too cos you forget to feed it. You need moar powah!!! Parts break, hearts ache, things will twist and for discounts you'll wrist. 80 years come to pass and as your soul flees this physical realm...you hear one last call to arms...choo choo ch ch ch ch ch ch psshhhhh. For this poetic embrace, I only have one por favor, fix your car but only once but when arrived nevermore. Jks, do what you like
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  43. I was talking about me you pillock, i've dragged you back from the edge numerous times
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  44. Can confirm, as I overheard Bob Graziano say this out at a corporate lunch one day in 2013.
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  46. Since I finally got ADSL connected at the new house two days ago I decided I better run a cable properly instead of leaving it like this to get shut in the garage door and chewed up Made use of the extra garage wall plate that the builder had to fit for when NBN eventually arrives in 50 years. Also got the shortest length of phone cable I could to the modem to maximise sync speed Had opted for conduit on the solid internal walls with blank plates which made life easy! No shortage of cable either (pings haven't changed at all thankfully). Looped it around a roof beam to keep it overhead on the way over to the conduit pipe. The PC is against the outer wall though and those don't have blanks - I'd rather let a pro drill and fit a network plate as needed. Instead, I ran a cable straight from PC to modem though a blank plate (hole saw mod) on the next wall. It will do nicely though until we get a sparkie in one day to fit the fancy lights etc At least this way I am not surfing over wifi and the cable isn't a trip hazard and being crushed by the door!
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  47. I have always gone with my kids when they use public toilets. Its a duty off care you make to them when they are born. I have always run theory that you never get a second chance if something would happen or someone " farkn sicko bastard" was to tamper with them. Just my 2c's worth
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  48. Haha k31th you avoided her question. Good chat. Here's my take. Men/boys have a pen*s and women/girls have a vagina. If you wish you were the other gender then that's fine but tough sh*t, you're not. If you believe you are then you're mentally ill. There is a reason that we have legal ages for sex, driving, drinking etc. It's because younger people are incapable of making informed decisions that may drastically affect their lives later. I could go on but cbf. Edit: I can say vagina but not pen*s. Sexist much?
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  49. Afternoon all. Just made some after squash lunch- fried egg, hash brown, cheese and bbq sauce toasties. Pics for Keify:
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  50. Woo hoo. 250 notifications on Christmas Day. It's like a virtual Christmas present from all of you guy's. Hahaha.. Thanks to all who participated in getting me to this milestone. I would like to thank the forum members and my family and my neighbours dog. Hehe.... Have a great day all.
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