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  1. So abit has happened since last update........
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  3. We've just had a baby girl! Wife and baby are both in good health so all is well.
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  5. Captain's Log Star date 2016-06-21-17.22 This is week 2 of no boost. I complain, but...nobody listens. I have received news that some required parts will take 3 weeks to arrive. As my memories of my former life fade, the hatch is becoming proportionally more fun to drive. I subconsciously initiated a rear emergency brake induced oversteer event when turning a corner in the wet, and almost convinced myself it was "fun". I pray to the motoring overlords for my sanity. Luckily there remain stalwart defenders of the downtrodden in this bleak, perpetually "one atmosphere of pressure" world, who have come to the rescue with far more rapid availability of parts for my currently un-seaworthy war vessel. The WA Brembo & Diff Emporium proprieter @Ralph Wiggum suggested I contact The Barra Parts Hoarding Baron (also known as @Tocchi) which has proved fruitful. The work to the keel of my ship is completed and attention has moved to the bow which is to be strengthened and made oil-tight. I am now seeing a glimmer of hope that I shall experience air inputs above 1 BAR by the weekend. Signing off SJBB Captain of the Lacques dePaint -End of log entry-
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  6. Hey fellas, I finally hit the Dyno and the track again.. The car still feels awesome and I'm in love with it once again So back on the Dyno, the only real change since last time is the custom age head studs, and the Circle d converter, I was happy that the tune was pretty spot on, with a clean 22psi, and crisp 0.84 lambda.. Had to try a few different strap down and load settings because it was just turning the tyres https://vimeo.com/169944444 Ended up with a consistent 456rwkw@6000rpm but close to 1300nm torque at 3500rpm, so I think that comes down to the torque multiplication of the circle d.. I was also able to get the converter to pretty much lock up completely by the top end of the run I know how much use like videos, so here... (All completed on closed private roads in controlled conditions) https://vimeo.com/169944684 https://vimeo.com/169944706 FYI: that was roll on from about 100kmh and started baking around 140kmh Anyway, got it all ready for Powerplay, but it might as well of got rained out, they let us on the track, but I'm not a fan of drifting an auto lol Got it to Sydney Dragway last night.. There's a few changes from my last outing a year ago.. The Shockworks, Circle D and M&H 275/50/17's The first run without any changes to the tune it went 10.6@133 with a 1.61 60" the peak boost was only 18psi and left the line with 8psi, so I believe that the boost dropped because it was loaded up harder.. That's my best 60 and it felt awesome, the weight was pretty much transferred to the back and it just stuck.. Plus I had a full tank, 2x20l gerri cans full and a bunch of tools haha Next lap I upped the wastegate DC which took it to 20psi, I think it went 10.5@136 but the throttle cut coming off the start line.. Looked over the log file and seems it hit a rev limiter at 4000 just after leaving the line, I found it and raised the limiter Went back out with the same DC and went 10.44@137 still with 20psi throughout the run, it felt stronger but still a 1.72 60" Turned up the DC another 10% and went out, this time I left the line with 15psi and it baked the tyres off the start line and went 11.1@139 and finally got back up to 22psi I got one more run in and left everything as it was.. Left the line fairly hard again with a 1.67 at around 8psi, it was pulling hard with 109mph 1/2 track but a cooler pipe came off around 3/4 track, I thought it was the box so I quickly neutralised it and hit the brakes.. Still rolled through the line with a 10.6@107mph So overall I'm proud of myself and the car, especially being able to drive it home with no issues.. The cooler temps were getting hot though, from about 50* to 60* thought the run, so I think it's time to upgrade the S2 cooler.. Maybe johnny tig? Thanks guys, I should have some videos of the runs soon
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  7. Newsflash! Just got the phone call. Car has passed an emissions test! Bloody rapt. After all this delay, I can now get on with getting this thing licenced and on the road... legally.
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  10. 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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  11. (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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  12. Car is back together as of today ... just waiting on a file from joe which I hope happens today also cause im excited
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  13. Ok so decent update time, first one is I tried "hard" to have a month off to have time to do the renovation down stairs but customer demand was high and it's been my pleasure to help them out so we finally sorted Micko's Beautiful BA turbo ( the one that just received the new T56 ) with battery issues , only one way to sort out crappy battery's and that's the bin. in place we go to the "trusty" Optima Yellow Top battery and we select the yellow top due to the extended time periods that the car sits in the shed un used Now some may remember Ethans Green BA Turbo that only made 240ish RWKW through the stalled BTR a few months back, well he went and bought himself this from NSW a few people will know the car but even though it has a massive parts list it had some "issues" and needed some Real love it drove home well from NSW to SA but the list stacked up fast that needed attention and since I've had it it's had... full major service full ZF flush PWR trans cooler speedflow fittings exchanger removal dump pipe removed and wrapped with steel ties and pig tail ends 6 boost removed and wrapped new flange gasket new flange studs and locking nuts 304 stainless nordlocks on all hot side FPR relocation and new hoses FPR gauge silicone hoses clamps and other stuff to get it the way it needed to be The car has hardware wise GTX4202 50mm hypergate 6 boost high mount plazmaman race spec plenum ID 2000's plaz rail plaz under car surge with twin pierberg pumps Turbosmart FPR 2000 X-Force 4* full stainless system valvesprings once up to spec it was time to throw her onto the dyno and check the specifics of what tune had been done to it , as best we know it was tuned at Autotech engineering to 552rwkw on 29psi and a later Dyno sheet from Matouks Racing showing 495 @ 29psi so going on that and the fact it has an Eboost street and X4 sct tuned it was practical to see if it would return the same/similar results now 29psi on a stock engine stock ZF and stock tailshaft is something I dislike greatly but if that's what the customer wants that's what he will get so first run on low boost is 420rwkw and low boost is 16psi and Fat fuel mixtures high boost was 29psi but returned 545rwkw with rich mixtures again so this is where I stepped in ( much to my concern) but I knew it had more in it, dropped Eboost Gate pressure from 75% to 60% and leaned out the FPR to 3.5 bar and she came in swinging ! 566RWKW @ only 27psi and acceptable mixtures the video is only of the 561rwkw run but the sheets have the 566 on them enjoy !
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  14. Feeling pretty happy with the wifey and kiddies for the early farthers day present the sweet thing lugged it into the back of the Kluger even though she's well and truly pregnant but I didn't make her bring it in I've been after a good trolly for agessss and needed a new tool box for a while so super stoked !! Hudson is definitely a tools kid, fighting him off with a stick atm to stop playing with it
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  16. Haven't turned up yet, but need to tell someone. Got some inner soles for the new socks I bought last week
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  18. So I had a nice fellow tell my F6 was a fucking piece of shit and I should "buy a fucking Holden c*nt" on my way to work this morning. He clearly felt his base spec v6 ute was a higher class of car than mine. His useful life advice continued at the next set of light but unfortunately, the volume of my gate pipe made it difficult to hear him. I'm not sure why he felt compelled to offer such advise but it was nice of him to go out of his way to offer it at 0645 this morning hopefully I see him again next week so I can thank him for his advice.
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  19. My journey to owning a 386rwkw BA XR6T. When I was on my P's I owned a red BA 2003 XR6 N/A, I could not wait long enough to get my opens so I could have a turbo. So I was offered a BA 2003 XR6T 4 Speed Auto Blueprint for a very good price and could not refuse. Once I got my opens I started using the Turbo and sold the N/A to a mate. First of I wanted some new wheels and thought I would prepare for the more power I will want later. So Matt Black wheels fronts 19x8.5 and rears 19x9.5 Now I chose the XR6T because I had heard of its power potential so it came to the time where I had to start looking at doing my first stage of mods. I did not want to gain power too cheap so I did some research and I always had a goal in mind of around 300rwkw Stage 1 result was - Venom 3.5" high flow cat - Atomik valve springs - Custom airbox with pod filter - Walbro Fuel Pump - 1000cc KPM Injectors - PW Stage 3 Intercooler with hot/cold side piping - PWR Tranny Cooler XCAL4 Tuned to 258rwkw with 870nm torque running 14 PSI trailing off When I heard the power result I was not overly impressed... but then I took it for a drive and it was absolutely amazing! I had never driven anything so powerful before. I could not wipe the smile of my face. Unfortunately the actuator was sticking so I decided to put a 10psi actuator on and get the turbo wastegate ported with larger flapper. I got a retune and noted I was wanting closer to 300rwkw so we put boost up to 15psi The result was 265rwkw with 890nm torque running 15psi Still not very impressed with the power result on paper however driving with the power felt amazing and even better having it hold on boost. It wasn't 300rwkw however I was happy... for the time being. I decided to put it on another dyno to see how different the reads could be. Result 275rwkw with 916nm One day I was on Gumtree and come across a great motor/club/gearbox deal 2007 BF F6 Typhoon motor with turbo (brand new core, ported wastegate and larger flapper) Billet oil pump gears and Plaz Valve Springs just fitted. T56 Manual Gearbox with brand new Malwood Option 4 Heavy duty clutch and flywheel. Once again I had to buy it haha. So now I have the strong bottom end what other mods can I get to make some good power. More reseach was needed. Stage 2 final result - BF F6 07 Typhoon motor - Converted from BTR4 to T56 Manual with 3.93 diff - Turbo ported wastegate with larger flapper and 12psi actuator - Malwood Option 4 Clutch and Flywheel - Billet Oil Pump Gears - Plaz Valve Springs - PW Stage 3 Intercooler with even larger hot and cold side piping - PW Throttle Body reloc - PW Battery reloc under headlight - PW 5" Turbo side race airbox - 1000cc KPM Injectors - Walbro Fuel Pump - X-Force 4" Dump to 3.5" exhaust - 600HP Built tailshaft Tuned with XCAL4 making 386rwkw with 1091nm running 19psi on BP98 Now I am really happy with the dyno readout and the power is amazing! Cant stop smiling again Buckled the old wheels so bought some new ones which are same f19x8.5 and r19x9.5 Wanted to start doing track days and those stock brakes are horrid not to mention the amount of rotors you chew through. So I got some XYZ 6 Pot 355mm Front setup Thanks for reading guys thought it was time I wrote my piece haha. There will be more to come.. more mods and I still have e85 to try
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  20. Got Married Best day of my life so far!
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  21. on 98 fuel . I made some mistakes jamie said . The tach adaptor that the auto electric guy fitted is wrong hooked up . Then I stuffed up with the starter motor wirering .the soldering I did did not work as it had voltage drop . It still has aftervthey re done it so it might be the new battery or the battery relocation cable that I done 3 years ago .no idea so that will take some sorting out .
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  22. A few facts to help everyone along Sweet feck all separates the ba/BF/FG heads flow wise, Yes the FG has a slightly different designed intake runner (the rear port has a lower short side) and chamber design (it actually shrouds the valves creating a restriction in that area) to introduce "swirl" sorry to say but zero flow gains are made here, that's more to help create a more complete burn to aid emissions and economy The rear port flowed 5cfm better, I don't see this as a gain, I'd much prefer both sides of the port flowed exactly the same so the air won't favour one side which could actually drop overall flow, and as said, it's more for economy As for the FG head making 1100hp, it's more to do with the extra 10* of duration on the cams and better flowing manifolds, both intake and exhaust Atomic would of requested the BA head as that's what his machinist would of had a Cnc program for Abit of hand crafted porn for you to look at... just remember that every CNC port at some stage started life as a hand ported design after many hours of flow testing and dyno testing.. these ports may look like everywhere has been enlarged but it definitely hasn't not all hand porters are equal Back to you Jet, this thing should crack! And love your work as always
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  23. Bitter sweet wmmfg. We had our new little man today.... after many issues and what felt like forever at 10.58 this morning our little William was born. 6lb 13 ounces 48cm long Completely gorgeous and petite Hes had some minor breathing issues and his blood sugar was almost 0 so he's currently in the NICU on a IV drip. We're hoping not for too long. His breathing has already settled and now they will spend a few days getting his blood sugar back to normal without the need for a drip and just my milk. Hes so precious and perfect and snuggly and stolen out hearts. [emoji173] Being stuck in recovery while they take your baby isnt ideal. We got skin to skin but then he had to be taken. I have got to go see him for an hour after and I have had to go back to the ward for a bit... so I'm trying to pump some milk for him when I can get up and go back down there. The nicu staff are amazing. And im so so proud of my amazing husband. I don't often get mushy... but when a nicu doctor comes over and says how amazing he was when Will was a bit upset and he took it upon himself to open the incubator doors before any nurses could get there and calm him without even asking, she said it was the sweetest thing they've seen. I think there are a few nicu nurses eyeing him off down there in the nursery lolol.
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  24. Dunno man - I just stepped off the plane and there it was Freakiest thing ever
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  25. 2 week since we've moved in, slowly getting there and still unpacking boxes. Entry area up to main living space, down to the garage Kitchen with new dining table Lounge room with sound bar @k31th Me Media room. For now son's xbox room.
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  27. Hey guys, it's been a while but that's because poor pep has just been sitting in the driveway, I've been flat out working on other people's cars It's not all that bad as I get to spend other people's money haha, I've been working on all sorts of projects from full engine builds, full ZF builds (standard to big boy), fuel system mods and upgrades and a hell of a lot of tuning, hopefully have some big hitters at the track shortly I did end up installing the Johnny Tig cooler on and it made 475-482kw with consistent back to back dyno pulls for over an hour, averaging 45* temps... compared to the previous 450ish with the only change being the cooler... same dyno, same load, same tyres, and virtually the same tune Size comparison, JT is taller and thicker, I asked for the same width so I didn't have to move or modify the A/C lines PW2 JT you can see the difference in density of the core, obviously less density allows a higher volume of air to pass, but needs a larger charge air area to cool, and a higher density core like the PW will cool more charge air but will generally limit the volume of air that passes through it. So your cooler needs to be suited to your setup easy figment, just had to grind the rear lip off the crush bar, as with any other 100mm cooler, and drilled and tapped the bottom two holes rather then using a nut and bolt The weighed PW2 11.6Kg And JT 9.1kg Would people be interested in me making a tuning thread similar to Jets, just to show what I've been working on?
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  28. New engine, old one out tomorrow, new engine gear box in by Tuesday car in stock file and driveable by hopefully Thursday or Friday and be booked in to Joe for a 98 daily tune, eflex fun tune and e85 hectic tune. Smiles over here
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  29. Just got a new engine, Fg mk2 f6 long 23'000km on it with plenum for 5k to my door!! Hoping 2-3 weeks and be back on the road in a Manual with 400+rkw Although I mite be conservative this time and stop just under 400 for a bit anyway. Lol Thank u all for helping out where possible. @jeturbo, very sorry mate!! Wish I had the funds to go all out with the plans we had talked about, but I'll inbox u on some other items I'll need for the ute
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  30. Finally a 1.07.386 at Wakefield in a Street registered Falcon! I think it's the quickest street registered, 4 door 2WD to lap there. Of any make/model. Ever! Brakes fried. http://imgur.com/a/ETYe6
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  31. WHY DIDN'T ANYONE TELL ME THIS. Was dicking around in the ICC settings on the new rocket, and what's this? I CAN SET MY OWN WALLPAPERS?! WELL. First I thought of going funny: But then I might go sexy: Ultimately, I just whynotboth.jpg:
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  32. Bought an "ancient" Monaco GP car racing unit about a decade ago with the idea of gutting it and turning it into an awesome, modern racing simulator setup. Finally got round to starting the project tonight. Unit is gutted - new seat fits in Rest is to come, but it feels good to be starting the dream
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  33. Kid no.2 finally arriving early hours of this morning WMMFGT :):) Almost two weeks overdue, wifey bit the bullet and tried the old wives' spoonful of castor oil last night It did the job, not something to tell the doc/nurses though...
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  34. Decided it's time to get rid of the caltracs and leaf springs all together. Tried it without the caltracs and it still tramps even with the shockworks rear dampers. I've tried 2 different types of bushes with the caltracs. One being a sleeved poly style bush and even tried a modified ford bush. The Ford bush lasted 3 weeks and the sleeved poly bush split pretty quickly, I'm assuming due to being a bad batch of poly as it was custom made. The ride wasn't really improved with either bush as the brackets that sit around the leaf eye squeak alot and I've found that grease only lasts a week or so before it gets noisy again. So to well and truly sort out I've ordered a 5 link from performance suspension.
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  35. definitely need more details on this build Thanks mate, I have a build thread here that I will be up dating soon as I get a bit of time, basically before hand it was a 9 second car with a btr 4 speed, but in the last year iv changed the setup dramatically. the car has a build engine with mostly all atomic 698 gear but with a bit of extras to hold the power better, the head is hand ported with cms spec cams, 1500hp rated th400 with custom billet bolt together converter, the turbo is a precision sportsman gen2 7685 turbo rated to 1350hp which after the second round of fine tuning I amhoping to get to 850rwkw mark, all turbosmart gate an regs an blow of valves, boost is controlled by co2 pressure ams 1000 unit, gipson tail shaft an true track 3.46 diff ratio, billet 1400 cv driveshafts ims diff hat, all autometer gauges,johnny tig 1800hp intercooler, hypertune plenum, crg turbo manifold, the car still runs the standard ecu with sct tuning software which joe from cms has been tuning this car for years,. I will be up loading more videos soon to my build thread an sharing more information on the progress of this car. The aim is to run 8.5s 160 plus mph streetcar.
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  36. It's a bloody shame to see a USEFUL moderator hang up his title after all these years and so much knowledge that he willingly hands over for nothing will walk out the door with him thank you for all your efforts around here Luke as very few will take the time to see what they've lost
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  37. 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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  38. belated post for Saturday just gone- spent the day at Mum's doing some building maintenance- since Dad dropped dead suddenly 6 months ago She cant do some of the stuff Dad did. crossed half a dozen things off her to do list- some that had been worrying her. felt good.
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  39. I'm skipping a big update here from picking the car up from the mechanic's but meh... I'll add it at some point. Swooped on a good value purchase from this forum a couple weeks ago and have been sitting on them since then...until a message from Wiggum saying he has a buyer for my old squirters who was hot to trot so we made it happen yesterday! Massive thanks to him as usual. Pics time! Out with the old...I was happy to watch as we were working with limited time and I know who I'd bet is faster at this sh*t When I saw the throttle body come off I took the chance to give it a clean... you can see the inlet is pretty dirty in the above pic. At least I'm good for something, and carrying the throttle body/carby cleaner in the boot every day paid off hahaha Front Back Mid way point - new ones have just come out of the ultrasonic cleaning bath. Good for jewellery too so I'm told so if you need to convince the missus you need one tell her it's a gift for her Shots of the nozzles. The 42lb outlets look the same as a stock set - just slightly bigger holes KPM Just for fun here's a stock set he happened to have there at the time (pic taken after he'd cleaned the filth from my old ones) In with the new! Woot No change in power levels right now - Ralph just adjusted injector values to suit the new flow rate...most importantly let's check that I still get mad flutter... ...check hahaha! Another wholesome visit to The House of Wiggum - where Lightning Strike B series are not only accepted, but encouraged. Here's a pic as proof he secretly loves unpainted cars hahaha The loudest car by far is actually the Rangie over on the right though...it's pretty awesome on full noise limiter bashing. The dogs 4 houses away also agreed.
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  41. On the phone to the tuner Sat night. Him " I just did a rough tune so far and its making 380 at about 18psi. How far do you want me to push those pistons?" Me "Just get it to 400 and tidy it up there. 300kw is a nice round number". Him "No worries, I'll finish it off tomorrow" And thennnnn.... Testing the launch control and making 14psi on the two step. So it'll be roughly 320hp when I let it go.
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  42. Since matty isn't upping any pics here are some of the ones taken on the day. In all honesty misses and I didnt take too many (not sure anyone did) but we were all to busy having a mad day and giving matty sh*t about his trains. Ozzy none of your car as there were taken while we were waiting for you to rock up lol Anyway here are some
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  43. 2 more pics from the June track day. Was raining all morning but track dried pretty well by lunch time. 1st session on black ice with r7 grooved slicks were 1min 40 laps with brown undies.
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  44. You just can't catch a break mate. The trans shop should be ashamed of themselves. Such a blatant disregard for the treatment of customers parts. I wonder what they would accept the part, if the tables were turned. VERY poor form. I almost feel embarrassed for them...
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  45. Excellent shots, mate that links to the imgur.com "album of photos" (hence the "/a/" in the URL). Here's the images in that album so people don't have to click on the link ->
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  46. I have been very busy of late, so not much has changed. I'm waiting on Strecchlon (Vacuum form plastic) to arrive, so that I can skin some carbon onto the dash spears and console parts. Here is a pic of a spear that has been prepped for skinning. I have made the mould for the DJR320 front splitter, so it will be made soon. I managed to find some time yesterday to fit the BF tail lights and the new rear bar. I apologise for the quality of the pic.
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  47. When I have no will power and one of the fitters yells. "Do a skid" leaving work
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  49. I think welfare is f*cked those *beep* should just get a job
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  50. So this finally happened Gtx2860rs installed!
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