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  1. Onwards and upwards with @pro_xw98's build the FG turbo head has had the work already completed and there's some before and after pictures to have a look at the Engine is out and ready to be pulled down now this build is having a bloody big turbo bolted to it so it's had some additional "spot facing" of the head bolt tunnels to have that dialled in square flat surface for the Atomic OS 28mm head bolt washers a keen eye will see what this is in the head normally a cylinder head might already have low "Whitness" marks where a head bolt has impacted the tunnel face but this donor head did require some additional work from the last FG head I had reconditioned on that last build but this is mass production tolerances coming into play with some areas of builds. All parts have been "Cold" tanked not the typical Hot tanking some workshops will do on engine parts Before .... after.... Before.... after....
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  2. Thought I would make a thread of what I have done to my FGX so far I took a different path to alot of other people some people like it others hate it. Enjoy MOD LIST Jonny tig 1800 cooler Process west Surge with a single walbo 460 pump Plazmaman intake and battery relocation Value Springs Head studs Oil Pump Gears Cams done by Pakenham Engines Highflow turbo X-Force quad system Turbo smart external gate Tuned BY GM-F 432.3rwkw did make more we back it off to keep the Auto happy Dyno run vid Cam Vid
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  4. Got the guards rolled and pumped a bit, wheels fit now.
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  5. Got me hardlid n spoiler back from the painters today. Looks much better and will keep the surge on pump out of the weather
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  6. Seen one temple, you've seen them all Maybe not the case This one was interesting even
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  7. Huge thanks to Luke, Jet and those that have helped to get a turbo sorted. Turns out, the future 'toilet roll holder' that I've been using for mock-up, is getting a rebirth as the turbine hadn't munched the housing. ProCharge Turbochargers in Vic have got the nod. All the 66mm lovers will be disappointed but it's going to be GTX3582R spec. They're Garrett agents so it's getting a genuine .07 anti-surge cover; billet wheel of course, ceramic bearings and basically the gen2 spec cage etc shoved into the donor CHRA. Price is very competitive with no China spec. I didn't want to push the BF2 phoon donk too hard and Ben Smith (Gold XW barra ute) has run 10.40's at 142mph with a GTX3582R and near identical combo as I'll be running with about 400rwkw on tap. Plenty quick enough for me in the old bus.
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  8. Some update photos on Alex's engine that didn't load last time its all been put together for a dry assembly and onto a final assembly very soon Before After ... new Girdle fitted test fitting the lowmount and turbo to get measurements for screamer/dump and then off for some 1000* HPC treatment in black
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  9. I woke up and looked through the window and I saw Ford xr6 turbo on a parking lot, and it was mine. :
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  10. Hello all! Just spent 30 mins reading all the progress everyone is having, has certainly been slot going on My end I have almost finished my backyard Have put the synthetic grass down, over the moon with how good it is So happy that all I have to do is give it a broom every once in a while Only thing I have to finish now is a few plants in my garden beds and pots on the deck Before and after pictures :-) I'm dyslexic and cannot turn off simple functions in tapatalk
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  11. Mod updates. Ordered a one piece aluminum tailshaft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVa2rupBnYI Stock one did 345,000kms and still ok but shagged centre bearing etc
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  12. Busy times guys but here's some updates of a few things on the go one amazing Circle D converter for Marks ute a set of ID1000's and walbro 460 to go with a Full Jonny Tig intercooler kit for @Gabbo_32 The one many have been waiting on for pictures and that's the Jonny Tig 1800HP kit with black pipes but polished cooler ( this is including the race intake and battery relocation kit) Those sexy welds Preparation for a full flange to yoke 1000hp Hardie Spicer tailshaft with 1350 flanges and unis for @fun001's build out with the old and looking very average at that New G2 already fitted and the rest is yet to come on this build as it's blown out to a new set of diff bushes and front hubs already with the rest of the mods but that's the way cars go sometimes
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  14. Finally finished the last of the oil cooler ducting, Hopefully no more overheating on the race track.
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  15. I've already got a full custom high-mount and v banded housing so it will be getting a turbo to suit that. It arrived in Vic today actually - they called to confirm. I said again that I'm not set on the configuration and will be guided by them so once they've pulled it apart, we'll talk again. At this stage I think I'll be running the original turbine. I'm not sure if we'll go a big enough wheel to justify the upgrade. I don't believe it touched the housing so should be fine to reuse. My thinking at this stage is a 63mm wheel in maybe a 6+6. Mainly because, they traditionally aren't a high pressure wheel (for peak efficiency) and tend to come on earlier than an equivalent sized 11 blade. Think Precision 6235 v GTX 3582R. I think they sound hornier too Anyhoo, that's just me spit ballin. At the end of the day they'll build what works.
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  16. Wanted to post a pic of the roast chicken I did. Fell apart as I lifted it out the oven dish it was so tender. The breasts fell out of the frame. So here's a half assed pic lol
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  18. In the spirit of continuing this thread of my learnings time for a minor update. I went to Sydney powercruise in feb and had a ball for a few laps until my wastegate started jamming open leaving me with basically zero boost under 4500 then boosting up to like 14 psi. Laggiest car ever! so I started down the path of an external gate. Trying to not spend a heap, as most f stories start, I bought a used 50mm turbosmart progate off gumtree for 200. it came with only half the flanges and vbands so bought some genuine turbosmart parts to finish it off. Added up an extra 100. Then got a friend of a friend to fab up my old ford rear housing with the needed flanges and a pipe etc , done for a great price by a top bloke. fitted it all yesterday and did some runs with mechanical only boost control , it was only boosting to around 7-8psi. So turns out it's a 7psi spring and the wastegate is obviously doing a heaps better job of bleeding boost then the internal ever did. Re enabled the ford factory boost control and it's all good boosting to 19psi. Still getting the wgdc set right so I can turn off closed loop boost control but it's pulling hard and controlling boost really well. Oh btw the old mamba housing seems to jam and it's not anything catching, it appears to be the flapper arm binding on itself!!!!
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  19. I thought you don't sleep? You're a perfect candidate for kids.
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  21. Caught the Shinkansen (high speed train) today All that speed gave me a grin from ear to ear Made me think that Australia's rail system is somewhat lacking
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  22. One of those days today where going the extra mile initially has paid off on a problematic vehicle... This FG ute had been tuned here in SA and apparently it was running rough as buggery and just generally a pig but the confusing part was it had a bunch of stock parts still on it including injectors, apart of my routine to doing any tune is some very simple stuff that must be done before I start tuning and one of them is cleaning the throttle Body. I can only "assume" the last tuner had a bad day and wanted to fix an issue the old school way This is a big "NoNo" and very rarely is it an option but today it wasn't one either so down to my good mates at Athol Park Wreckers for a good second hand TB to replace Mr drilly Mc drilly then coupled up with some new ID1000's and an intank walbro 255 rocking the standard pipes and cooler it managed 271rwkw on 13psi peak on ... yes 91 octane fuel ( seriously WTF 91,whatever ) but more importantly it all behaves as a more powerful stocker again A problem like this could of caused no end of stuffing around before it may of been found so than fark I check the basics first !
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  23. Went Fishing today and scored. 14 blue swimmers, 4 flathead, 3 bream and 1 whiting Dinner was Blue Crab Swimmers and Flathead in batter with salt, pepper and lemon. Kids smashed them both. 9 in 1 trap gonna need a bigger isky
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  24. Can you grab me 5.8kg's of headphones on the way back?
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  25. This made me feel good: http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/morning-shows/sam-armytage-and-david-koch-less-than-impressed-with-sunrise-guest-lena-kasparian/news-story/b5ef12c5a61c912bfac7e4542e09a548?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=News.com.au&utm_medium=Facebook Suck it
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  26. That's the one my relo's have, very comfy couch and top quality
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  27. Pls keep these words out of jets thread Cheers
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  28. Twice someone has been logged in as me in the last few days and they have checked my notifications and possibly more both times. The most recent time was within the last 12 hours. It's just common courtesy not to fark with someone's account. Log out or do what ever to get your account on the page again but don't check pm's, notifications or use another members account in any way shape or form.
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  29. 15 minutes later-------- Kyoto [emoji3]
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  30. I spent the day punting around the Snowy Mountains in a hire car on Tuesday. 360 odd k loop from Jindabyne to Khancoban, Cabramurra and then via Adaminaby back to Jindabyne. The SV6 was pretty asthmatic at that altitude and more than once I wished for my ute. But still good fun anyway. https://imgur.com/jN7ZVTd https://imgur.com/6QhAQQW https://imgur.com/rUaeFKE Hope these photos work
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  31. Squid and chicken washed down with some sparkling sake
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  32. Need to invent a thing that causes infertility to be inversely proportional to intelligence and poison global water supplies with it.
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  35. Whatever floats your boat mate I bought my ford cos it has a TURBO!!!!!!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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  36. Went out to a private Drag test & tune day at A.I.R yesterday with "Carlo's" running the day and having only 27 cars there it was a brilliant time to let two track virgins have a go and ease their way into Drag racing ! Rich and Mark both put their names down and we took off for what was a cracker of a day First up was Rich in his 2011 FGF6 that I done a stage 1 pack on a few months ago making 313rwkw on essentially stock everything except a "De ring cat" Airbox mod,pipekit and K&N panel filter on 98 fuel straight out the box it went 12.5@116 and as the day progressed and I was data logging there became a time where all the stars aligned and Rich proved (Again) my stage 1 pack on the FG platform (both F6 and XR6T) that the 300kw barrier is the 11 second bracket and with a blistering 1.74 60ft it did a 11.98@113mph no denying the stock intercooler was struggling hard but we did have the luxury of being able to cool the car down between runs and pull straight out the pit lane into the waterbox and into staging with minimal heat soaking time lining up all said and done he's extremely happy and definitely has caught the racing bug hard ! Mark was also a track first timer and I believe he's 100% keen to go again but yesterday didn't quite pan out due to a floating set of valvesprings ...( RAGE ! ) anyway first run was like 15 seconds and just getting used to everything then on the second run put down a respectable 11.9 with a super soft 2.1 60ft but from there on in the harder he tried the less the engine wanted to do anything past 4000rpm and the data logs were showing what's clearly a lack of valve seat pressure So from here Mark wants to step it up to a Circle D converter for the ZF matched up to an Atomic HD Flex plate,Valvesprings and a Hardy Spicer 1000HP rated Tailshaft, 4* race intake to replace the KPM streetfighter unit currently in place ! It was a typical "if it can happen on race day it will" situation but that's racing sometimes.... A wild bunch of cars were there yesterday and loving the rate of runs with only 27 listed cars to contend with and there was off street racing on the Friday night so the track was bang on sticky ! All in all a fun day out with two more 11 second cars into the mix where one is very short of potential the other snuck in like a champ !
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  38. So the manual conversion is all sorted mechanically. Did it all at a local wreckers which was great as spares were a plenty and there were a lot more parts involved than I'd thought. We used a manual engine harness instead of modifying the auto harness. Had a standard reconditioned tail shaft fitted. The rest was all stock parts from the donor ute. Was surprised to find all the flex plate bolts were tight considering how it has been driven. Removing and fitting the starter motor with a process west surge tank is a dog of a job, made it even worse as I have a catch can fitted there as well. Have a tune issue at the moment. Returned it to stock tune prior to pulling anything out but now it doesn't want to accept the new tune. Will have to have it trucked home tomorrow and have the tune issue sorted out in the next week or so. Only managed to get one pic of it during the job.
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  39. Actually had a decent nights sleep last night First time in a while I've gotten 7hrs sleep up on site. It's nice waking up not feeling like complete death. Feeling a lot more positive this morning.
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  41. To be utterly fair, I freaking love spending money.
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  44. Looks good. Just add a couple of putt putt holes for the weekend.
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  45. So much high five to that cop hahahah I'm dyslexic and cannot turn off simple functions in tapatalk
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  46. The Gen 1 GTX35 (stock replacement GTX) wheel is 62.5mm whereas the GT35 (stock turbo for BA/BF & FG F6) wheel is 61.4mm Gen 2 GTX35 wheel is 66mm
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  47. Made a new shifter using a bit of 25x10 stainless flat bar, an M12 bolt, 5" grinder, small piece of angle, couple of M8 set screws and a TIG welder. Loosely based on Hurst part #8550. Will mirror polish it later. Knob is a $6 industrial ball type hand knob (snigger). Edit Need a new shifter boot, this one has more holes than a swiss cheese.
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  49. Even better sell your car, buy a horse, name it turbo then ride of into the sunset yelling yeehaw cocksuckers!
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  50. Done. Flash makes it look a bit average but it looks good in person. Not bad for a few cans of paint.
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