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  1. Yeh really branching out Keif lol In other news……. Roll Racing #25 was held on Saturday night and a good array of vehicles attended and some of my regulars were out having fun and a massive congratulations to Matty @MCW who you all might remember I just tuned his new Gen 3 Pulsar 3584rs to 583rwkw was out and absolutely killing it all night to the point where he managed to pedal his beast to the Grand final run to come 2nd place against a very strong, Very fast VL Turbo set up for Drag ! Knocking the super iconic Dash green FG turbo ute [PSI JUNKI] out in the Quarter finals and a Beast of a BF F6 ( G45/Glide ) in the semifinals Matty went on to take the silver and what an absolutely amazing effort as it takes not only reliability but consistency as a Driver and honestly for a Genuine Daily set up vehicle this was a massive win in most punters books The Monsta Torque Stage 5 Transmission has now done over 10,000kms and absolutely flawless still with all these many many events under it’s belt now Im so happy & excited to just be a part of this journey with Matt and what a privilege it is to have vehicles making podium at a very heavy competitive event these day’s ! Enjoy the videos !
    8 points
  2. 3hrs of meticulous work later, the cams are repaired and the journals in the head along with the cam caps are nearly there. Just a few more trial fits and adjustments then both cams will be spinning freely. Very time consuming job by hand and important to get right, but you do what you gotta do when you don't have a line hone at home. Got the block cleaned and painted earlier and finished the crank too.
    6 points
  3. Little teaser from the weekend Have to wait until full release to talk about results but let’s just say some great things have happened
    6 points
  4. Hey thanks fellas. Unbelievable night to be honest. Track ended up pretty slippery by the eliminations and most guys were having traction issues in the cold temps plus my car felt like it was making more power than it ever has. For example the 275/40/17 Hoosiers I'm running at 18psi have never even spun in second under WOT at a dozen or so roll racing events until Saturday night (they're not worn out either). About midway through the practice rounds they'd no longer hold second then for a few runs prior to the elims I had to start pedalling it through third as well. In the final I had to get off it once through second and twice through third. That VL still would have spanked me (he knocked me out of the elims two events back) but even without wheelspin I reckon I'd have still been done by 4 car lengths at least. He's the same power as me but on track weight is 540kg lighter as I had my brother with me. I actually weighed it last event with no spare, jack etc but a full tank of E85 and it went 1819kg. My brother and I aren't little dudes. What I noticed as the night went on was that when a lot of the larger power, bigger turbo cars lost traction and got off the gas they'd then have to build boost to get going again. My smaller turbo was straight back on if I had to pedal it and was quicker off the mark on the green light as well. Keep in mind though that a lot of the heavy hitters weren't there and a few really quick cars had mechanical issues and either pulled out during the night or weren't at full steam (like PSI JNKI). Big thanks once again to Aaron and I also owe a lot to Typhoon as well as he was the one that put me onto Aaron after I'd been stuffed around by other tuners and had no end of issues. Car has been running sweet for a while now after Aaron ironed a lot of the bugs out of it and it does get driven regularly. I've put 20,000km on it in the last 18 months and I'll regularly do 500km rounds trips to Adelaide in it (I'm in country SA). It was a great night though and good to see 2 Barras in full weight falcons in the final 4 cars. I've got another motor getting built to handle 1500HP at the crank and I was planning on really winding this thing up when the new motor gets fitted but in all honesty I don't think I will after Saturday night 😂
    6 points
  5. Had the privilege of doing a different type of build for a very good mate of mine recently and worth a mention even though it’s not a Falcon… Still a turbo six…. And what a turbo six it is ! Nissan R32 GTR 1989 - RB26 dead factory engine just has some K&N pod filters and a Cat back 3.5* NDRFAB SS System Old mate Taylor has had is FG Turbo ute modified with me over many many years and his Uncle/Scotty @Panda Eyes has his BA Turbo done through me and Scottys young lad Patrick has now his Victory Gold FGX XR8 done on the last page too… Could say it’s a family affair haha but I was only too happy to be a part of this build but it was only the right thing to do this with a very seasoned GTR expert which is my very good mate Anthony CeCe from “Tunezbycece”. I was very lucky to be apart of a unique build and learnt some very interesting tips/tricks/trade secrets to deliver this sensational set up including being “all in” on the tune on the day Having arguably the best in Australia let me join him was seriously awesome and I can’t thank him enough So on with the vehicle it rolled up a very normal 218rwkw with the factory 6800rpm limiter and a bucket load of fuel on 98 so……. Taylor wanted to stretch the limits of the unopened bottom end assembly into what most know is about 400-420 AWKW on the RB26 on E85 with no more than around 25psi. Building up a package to meet this requirements meant either a awesome set of twin turbos or a big single of lesser quality/cost. The choice to go quality over quantity was the right choice IMHO and that lead us to this brilliant list. X2 Garrett -5 2860 Turbochargers Complete Tomei type B 260deq 9.15mm lift cams Tomei Cam cap studs Head machined/decked/VSS ARP 2000’s Head studs Injectors 1000 Xspurt drop ins Walbro 460|ph pump Link PNP GTR ECU 3 port mac valve X2 Tomei Dump pipes - Cast polished Nitto turbo manifold gasket and studs/nut kit Nitto head gasket Oil ULX110 15w40 Coolant 100 Plus Koyo Alloy Radiator and cap HD wring for fuel pump and relay HD injector upgrade wiring kit Water pump HD metal idler HD tensioner HD Gates Timing belt with CF R35 Platinum Racing Products Coil kit E85 single tune on Link Protocol Did a best of 422 RWKW but settled in at 417 RWKW @ 23.5psi with 8000rpm limiter.
    6 points
  6. So I’ve wanted a running buddy and unfortunately our bulldog is already on the wrong side of the life expectancy for a dog of her breed, not that she runs anywhere anyway hahaha... After much convincing, and he’s still not convinced LOL, j@ finally agreed to drive me out to a farm yesterday and get this little gem. I am fully aware how insane border collies are in regards to needing physical and mental stimulation which is why I chose her. great running buddy and a good family companion and super smart. She’s already doing super well with toilet training, whines when she needs to go, and we started with come, sit, down and paw today and she’s got it sorted. She’s also learnt (in only 3 meal times) she needs to sit before she will get her dinner. Very clever for 8 weeks old! We’ve decided to call her Fly ❤️.
    6 points
  7. When your engine detonates and the porcelain breaks off a spark plug, you're in for a bad day. One valve in particular copped it and thankfully only 2 intake and 2 exhaust valves got bent from the engine failure. Aside from that progress is being made.
    5 points
  8. Not to far from it @joncitizen …. We were made to feel extremely welcome and even had a few of the guys wearing the Precision Racing jumpers (Steve & Mussimo) help us with some rear end tweaks on day 2 so we could go faster as they were just as excited to see us better our journey. To be completely honest Aaron and @Peppy_t92 were very humble and any of their accolades are very justified as they do have amazingly well set up fast vehicles in their stable and it’s not easy to do So yeh, #PRARMY as much as they want
    5 points
  9. Slaughtered and butchered a lamb - was an 8 month that missed out on getting knackered so was a test to see how the meat was on the male lamb. Souvlaki for lunch, curry for dinner. Minced up the offcuts with some venison for burgers Nothing wrong with the taste, just a bit less fat than if it'd lost its balls. +
    4 points
  10. Got some km on this sucker over the weekend. It's seriously fast. The response from the G35-900 is a great match for the manual trans. It is on boost pretty much everywhere. Hard to imagine a more fun street setup, but in saying that, it's on the edge between fun and scary. Still need to refine the tune. Currently averaging 50L/100km on E85 haha. Need to sort fuel cut/decel settings
    3 points
  11. Got sick of hand cranking pretty quick
    3 points
  12. Update just cos... A win and a fail today, the bottom end said yes and the head said no. Main clearance has been increased via bearing choice and is sitting at 3 thou. The crank is now lubed and sitting in there with no girdle yet, with approx 20lbft just to keep it in place. I've got some valves to replace the bent and chipped ones but a couple of the seats in the head are damaged and as such the head will get some work. If I can get the seats cut to suit the current valves that'll be great but I have budgeted for oversize valves etc so that'll happen if needed. I pulled apart the pistons and rods then cleaned up the piston damage from the porcelain. It's very minor and only on the crowns so was an easy fix with a file. Anyhow there's another session, pics cos pics, also hectic valve spring specs lol
    3 points
  13. This is what $930 of valve springs and retainers looks like.
    3 points
  14. In the interest of ¾ assing it, I've decided to use another Athena head gasket and it should be in the post tomorrow. Will use the copper fire ring gasket next time and until then it makes for a unique shelf ornament. Have ordered the remaining bits and bobs today and that's everything. Things are gonna arrive over the next 2 weeks and after that....2 weeks to rebuild and fit the engine, then skids? Might file rings this weekend, might not. Plenty of sh*t to do We'll farken see how it goes
    3 points
  15. Afternoon keifff.... So I got a running buddy today.... https://imgur.com/a/lVpRu1I
    3 points
  16. After some more time and bashing she's done. Blowing smoke and there is a witness mark on the housing where the blade has contacted. Oh well, it's had a good run. I'm on the band wagon...
    2 points
  17. Sorry, not the best pic. But you should be able to compare with the previous dyno graph. At ~3000rpm Dynomite is around 200kw, Atomic is around 260kw. At ~3700rpm Dynomite is around 400kw, Atomic is around 450kw. At ~4800rpm Dynomite is 510kw, Atomic is 590kw. I might try and graph both on the same plot with a common scale.
    2 points
  18. Bit of an update. Had the tune revisited, and it turns out the changeover from NSP to NEXUS software screwed with correction tables. I also changed out the Dyno-Mite stage 1 cams for Atomic stage 3. Huge thanks to @JETURBO for hooking me up. The Atomics are actually more responsive, make more midrange by about 30kw, 100Nm more torque and also make more peak power, up to 613kw. That reminds me, this thread needs a bump up...
    2 points
  19. Mk2 onwards BF with the 6 speed ZF. Higher k's you mentioned. Just need common sense on the inspection to make sure nothing's on the way out. A good mate of mine has an FG with 260,000 km on the clock at 390rwkw. He's good with the mechanical sympathy, lifts for shifts, still on original box, rarely winds it out past 5,500rpm.
    2 points
  20. Wonder what’s going on here…..
    2 points
  21. Well done Matt and Aaron, definitely a top result 💯
    2 points
  22. He did a good job of driving it, straight ripping as soon as the light went green. I'm looking forward to getting back there to have a yarn and some fun, win or lose
    2 points
  23. Well it only took a year ... but finally finished the back yard and all the troops (Human and K9) seem happy.
    2 points
  24. It has it's moments. All I want to do now is get it sorted so I can enjoy it, without having to touch up the tune or turn a wrench on it. Not long now...
    2 points
  25. Good result. Now make a thread, post plenty of detail, plenty of pics and let us know all about it. We all love a good read
    2 points
  26. Went to heathcote on the weekend with the car. Was pretty happy all in all it survived the drive there and back, about 1,100kms all up. Car PB'd at 11.70 @ 121mph with a 1.8 60'... that's on its current E85 tune that was 413rwk when tuned 4 years ago, going by the content gauge it was around E71 (filled up with 64L of E85 at united at heathcote) I dont really know if the car has much more than that to give.. I tried to launch off the footbrake and handbrake and had troubles getting it to 6psi, did see 7 a couple of times but it'd drop off to 4 so unsure if it has a boost leak somewhere? I noticed during a run it would hit 19psi and back off to 14.. I'll pull the front bar off and look at the joiners.. The best 60' I got from the day was 1.78 also having a stock input shaft and repco M86 CV's im not too sure how much abuse they can take.. Also, heres one of my half decent skids of the day.. Guess I need to sort out some shocks/springs soon as I'm sure it shouldn't launch like that for factory gear? Dunno but was good to enjoy the car and forget about its issues for a day... Heres a video of me trying to finish off the MT's, they are past their use by date but had a little tread to go so tried to send them off on their way, great break foot it stepped out more than I was expecting, forgot what the right line at heefy was all about - Lance has done great work there, alot better than it was when I was last there 3 years ago.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Plnma1sxBo And my mates BA Ghia Turbo, good quick car that it's going to be quick once its been to the track a few more times.
    2 points
  27. They don't get mounted, they are held on by the oil filter threaded pipe. Here's some pics to see how it works, you just unscrew one pipe and screw the other in with the cooler. Now you can see how easy it could be to fit another style cooler from a Mustang or similar. Non oil cooler pipe vs oil cooler pipe and oil cooler
    2 points
  28. Gas motor, springs, injectors, surge tank and azza tuuuuna. $3-4k ish? Once you start putting the word built into it, your going to be 10-15k deep real quick.
    2 points
  29. Very nice! My favourite part is the sterile, stainless steel cutting bench
    2 points
  30. Not saying your wrong, just curious. Contingency program is always good. I remember measuring up my journals and them being just outside of ford allowable. Went thou under bearings on a stock un machined 160k kay old crank. Tolerances were on the bottom side of stock so super tight but in spec. Didn't have any issues but I never checked the bearings over time.
    1 point
  31. At least it worked your way, I guess, Aaron. I never have problems, but I also never write big fat picture-filled and tag-filled posts... or at least rarely... And a bit of advice for anybody typing in any web-browser text-box with lots of content at any point, save a copy of it somewhere else (e.g. a generic text-editor like notepad) and then copy+paste it into the text-box when you're ready... even then it can still fail on web-services like a forum specifically so you're ready to start again when it stuffs up
    1 point
  32. Haha nvm mate, just forum things lol
    1 point
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  35. The Crap results/files/tunes I’ve seen come out of N.Z workshops in the past x6 weeks suggests there’s very few who know how to tune a turbo falcon at all ! You have boost error issues, thresholds set wrong and Waste gate actuator duty cycles wrong…. End thread
    1 point
  36. Yea I seem to have too many projects going on at any one time haha. Crazy and unorganised like my brain lol. But yea, dash is done and I'm mostly happy. I just need to develop a test box to properly set the dials and then I can create a proper step-by-step guide for others in the future. As for the tail lights, custom hardware (PCBs) and firmware is kinda my thing so this is right up my alley. Taking apart tail lights though is not so simple and is quite challenging. I'm hoping to start a bit of a side hustle of doing custom tail lights and dashes for Falcon owners, specifically FGs for now. I've spent a lot of time designing inserts in Solidworks for the indicator and brakes in the tail lights. Figured I'd do the hard stuff first and then move on to the fun stuff of hardware and firmware. I reckon I'll have a fully functioning tail light by end of August as a proof of concept. that's the aim anyways.
    1 point
  37. Hey if you have a scan tool. Log fuel trims and map and wastegate dc. Also scan for codes. Wouldn't be surprised if limp mode is over Boost.
    1 point
  38. An update about as exciting as fresh junk mail in the letter box... Just ordered some Atomic anti pump up lifters, Calico coated bottom end bearings and a set of kvs extreme valve springs with titanium retainers. More expensive sh*t to go with the rest of the expensive sh*t. I've re-evaluated the build and will only be ¾ assing it this time. Might go crazy next year with it, might buy a Prius
    1 point
  39. Well that was a strange one - Subaru wouldn't go on the ramps - applied its brakes, cut its throttle and flashed 'Obstacle Detected' on the dash. Solution was to take a run up.
    1 point
  40. should be a great dog border collies are smart AF
    1 point
  41. Grab ye olde yard stick and monocle to scan the far reaches of the flange, then have a look through this list or others you may find on the trusty dial up service Linkasaurus rex Also helpful
    1 point
  42. The oil filter for a 2021 Mustang GT 5.0 shares the same thread and seal diameter as the FPV/Territory with the sandwich plate. It is possible that a Mustang oil cooler would fit a Barra, providing nothing on the block got in the way of the sandwich plate and the height of the cooler was similar to the Barra cooler. You'd obviously have to sort out the water lines but that's fairly straight forward. It's possible that other filter/cooler assemblies would fit a Barra but that research is for someone else lol.
    1 point
  43. Yeah I don't blame you mate. The only thing worse than a broken car is having to fix the bloody thing.
    1 point
  44. No you wont need any wastegate porting for that. But if you modify the exhaust with a hi flow cat and dump pipe system you will then.
    1 point
  45. Just donated $100 towards your next one cheers for the great Forum
    1 point
  46. Hi , yours is an Fgx ! Very rare and absolutely awesome car ! Only 251 were built ! I own among other thing a F 6 310. As far as I know , there shouldn’t be any coolant coming where the oil flows ! Maybe bypass and get it looked at or test it via compressed air at the relief valve setting that it says in the header coolant tank ? Don’t go full send with 100 psi as it will be stuffed then !
    1 point
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