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  1. Couple of pics in the sun, after paint sealant applied.
    7 points
  2. Ha Yes indeed it has arrived ! Got the new bus on Thursday knocked out ID inspection, plate change,stamp duty and registration for the year which took a cool $6000 to complete ( Thanks Government ) Have already done over 500kms with a cracker trip down the south coast and It’s a hell of a machine and almost impossible to really describe what refined German engineering is like without actually driving one but I’ll give it a go Firstly it’s fast, effortlessly fast and super tight in every aspect which is awesome from a full weight sedan. The turbo spool rate would be better than a stage 3 package FG ZF with the 76 on board still as it’s instantly on from take off even without launching it ! The ZF 8 speed is incredible to say the least, in comfort mode Silky smooth and in Sport & Sport + Firm like a shift kit set up with a nice “Crack” from torque management on up shifts. $1- $2 is insanely fast and has to be in the sub 6 second zone from feel. Brakes are brutal yet consistent and wipe speed off with confidence and matched up with the ZF downshifting it’s killer The sound is one of my favourite parts as the Bi-Modal set up from comfort to Sport is perfect and crackle and pops from factory is a cool little thing to have Got tuning lined up already with a mate @ “Cade Tech” in SA having the hardware and software available and M5 tunes and custom ability set to go. Just need to decide if I want to go rear muffler delete and flame option or not haha 😂 This matched with RK-TUNES intakes lifts HP by 160hp and 150wtq and goes from a factory 11.6-11.8 1/4 mile car into 10.7-10.9 car on 98 so it’s kind of exciting really All said and done I’m wrapped with the car, the tech, the refined speed and brutal acceleration and I can see why and how these things leave most things in the rear view on the street especially with roll on’s as the ZF8 can take kick downs all day long and fast kick downs too. Absolutely love the car and it’s function is beautiful for a daily driver. Excited… you betcha !
    7 points
  3. Well… It’s Done, Alex @boakesautomarine has managed to pedal the ute to take out the Fastest XR6T in Adelaide and unofficially 2nd fastest XR6T Ute in Australia ( Dion’s - Dynomite performance left had drive Pro ute takes the cake ) Massive effort and dedication to see Alex take this thing to the limits and back with even more modifications from a few months back when we took the trophy home from Cootamundra GTR Drag challenge ( Fastest 6CYl-RWD Category ) sporting a new set of Cams, 4.5* Ti exhaust with side pipe exit, Plazmaman plenum with burst plate, twin set of injectors per cyl and a wizz bang new Platinum Racing Products Billet rocker cover just to name a few. The ute made it’s way over to Heathcote Park Raceway for the Ford Nationals this weekend and on Friday night with the better track temps setting in and fighting for traction the ute has Reeled off an awesome 8.72 @ 165.4MPH. Only last Thursday we had it on the Dyno tuning the new set up where we gained a big chunk under the curve with the new cams and specific specs of dialled in to see a Humongous 1187RWKW @ 41psi !!… in the old school money it’s 1592rwhp + 25% through the TH400 and 9* to equal 1990HP at the crank !! Absolutely Next level excitement seeing the results and best part some permanent deafness received from the side pipe exhaust bellowing into me lug holes but all amazingly worth it 😂 Awesome effort and dedication with so many brilliant people/Workshops all coming together to make this dream happen. Ultimately Alex has one hell of a fast ute which definitely has more in her with better 60fts in the future. Track time and set up should see this P.B tumble to low 8’s no worries ! Stay TOONED for More https://vt.tiktok.com/ZS8JArkaT/
    6 points
  4. Latest upgrade - custom catch can! Super happy with it. Made by AT Performance https://atperformance.com.au/ here in Brisbane. It's 3L capacity (CAMS spec) internally baffled with an AN6 drain and replaceable filter. Was 3D scanned, laser cut, perfect tig welds. If anyone is interested, get in touch with Adam, he's a true professional. So much better than the standard catch can that bolts up behind the drivers side strut tower, or the Empire one.
    6 points
  5. Ha yeh it’s a beautiful thing chaps Anyways… Moving on had Old mate Dave @david g6eturbo back in with his very progressing G6ET that is now really ticking the boxes on everything to be a “Complete” fast car. This time it was Engine time and with over 160,000kms on his SBE original Donk it was perfect to pull it out complete, wrap it, bang it in the shed for safe keeping in one piece. So what to replace it with….. Something Something a very fast ute decided to upgrade again and had a complete long engine ready to drop in and with one thing lead another and Alex’s @boakesautomarine ‘s “OG” original built engine was stripped down, sent off to be checked, cleaned, measured, machined again, new everything pretty much and re assembled for Dave to collect and to have a very conservative 1000HP built engine ready to slot in. Unlucky me got that job of doing the changeover haha but whatever keeps the peeps happy right ? The goal was and always has been to make a fast super reliable street car, nothing more nothing less and the want to maintain the T3 low mount turbo was important to Dave. That said after the run in process was completed, oil and filter swopped out for some beautiful ULX110 10/50 it was onto tuning the new engine now fitted with an array of new hardware items to suit the power goal in mind. A bunch of new parts to take the car from my Stage 5 to Stage 6 package included a second Pierberg pump on the Plazmaman UCST, ANTZ Performance Catch can kit, Turbosmart 1200 to 2000 HP FPR, KPM1500’s, OMNI Power 5 Bar TMAP sensor, Ross Performance Gold balancer and obviously the Built engine ( insert massive list of beautiful parts inside the engine block like Atomic Stage 3 cams, Spool pistons ARP 625 Head studs, x3 Doweled Crank with Yella Terra flex plate etc etc ) All said and done, tuning progressively with PCMtech software protocol and working my way upwards the restriction of the T3 flange became evident at 580rwkw and managed to squeeze out a tidy 582.4rwkw on 22.6psi and 6600rpm soft cut with hard cut at 6950rpm. The car is one very snappy beast now and Dave can’t wait to get her out at Roll Racing and contend with “Mr Reliable” Matty @MCW in his F6 as both their combos are very closely aligned now ! out with the old…. In with the new …
    6 points
  6. Got her back finally! I'll clean it up tomorrow and take some pics. So much dust everywhere. Installed the new rocker cover, I'm happy with how it's turned out, for now.
    5 points
  7. Been up in Queensland for 2 weeks. Then back to Victoria, oh my... Water meth tank has been cut and folded. Just out now with the welder to tack it all up, then I can do a test fit. Wanted to install an oil pressure sensor. 50,000 fittings later... Used the Honeywell 0-150psi sensor from EFI Hardware Pulled the intake manifold today and mocked up the Aquamist kit for a stealth install. Few happy pics if it help someone out in the future. Spaced the nozzle back about 20mm from the inside of the flange Using the callipers as a height gauge to get the vertical height the same across all 6 ports. Goes without saying, use a centre punch once y and z lines are marked. Roughed in. I'll cover the hose with a black braid or more likely some silicone heat sleeving for the final install. Stealthish Still have good access
    4 points
  8. For the last day's adventures, other than the "snow" stuff (I'll edit a clip together to show it all from my in-car footage and YLD127's front-facing camera footage). Just after we "escaped" from the what looked like blizzard conditions haha. Lined up for a shot or two. I was too nerve jangled to get a pic like Gary's earlier in this thread. We backtracked to Omeo and the headed home via Bairnsdale instead. We said goodbye to YLD127 and got a dry-aged T-Bone each from the specials board. Delicious for a steak but fairly low quality for a dry-aged steak (medium-rare for me, of course) Then it was 3 and a half hours back to my house and the "made it home" post above. Thanks to @EvilDaifu, @Rab, @YLD127 & @El Andrew for an epic cruise as always through the beautiful snowy mountains more media and stories to come, I'm sure.
    4 points
  9. Thanks Zane ! I do try to put everything into a tune wherever possible and the time it takes can be past the point of diminishing returns but I’ll still try and chip away to make a tune perfect as it can be
    4 points
  10. Haha glad to be here even if it was late last night. Doing all the stuff I should have done yesterday - car check over, wash and flash. Realised on the way I had the wrong tune in after some fiddling around this week so lucky I brought the laptop.
    4 points
  11. And there were 5. Welcome aboard @El Andrew, so happy you could make it (at ~9:30 closing time for the pub we're staying at ) I've only just finished reviewing my footage recorded today
    4 points
  12. Woohoo it's alive again! Everything buttoned up, transfer case service done, E85 topped up and a successful test drive done. It's so much quieter with the screamer plumbed in and the car still hauls ass. Happy days
    4 points
  13. So after almost a 3 year hiatus I'm back with some turbo barra fun. So join me on resisting the urge to not go silly with it. A very stock 08 Turbo Territory Ghia, Picked it with 250000kms and first thing to do is give it a full once over. Had it on the weighbridge and came in at 2.26T but surprisingly spritely. Fresh thermostat in as the bypass had failed and coolant wouldn't go above 80. Flush oil is in and next is a proper service, Zf Service, Transfer case and both Diff Oils. Also probably in need of a good detail. Only issues I've noted as the front end seems to clunk over bumps so I'm assuming I'm due for some fresh upper and lower control arms. Rear bump stops are looking quiet ratty and new ones on the way. But the absolute most annoying thing was on the drive home after buying it, The bonnet scoop liner blew off on the highway and supposedly ford don't supply them anymore. No wreckers seem to have them so that's great. The most I plan on is some injectors and a fuel pump and E85 as there is a servo right near me. I always thought the G6 was a barge but this things on another level. Anyway enjoy some pics
    3 points
  14. 766awkw @ 6700rpm, 2307nm @ 4200rpm
    3 points
  15. Thanks guys - was a great trip as expected! The road from Khancoban towards Cabramurra back through the national park was fantastic. 60km of 2nd and 3rd gear corners. Pretty boring once you are on the main Tumut to Cooma/Jindabyne road. Was too narrow to overtake without getting in the dirt so had to rely on people pulling over. One wouldn't, so I'd just pull over for a few minutes like this pic. The third time I caught them they finally got the message [emoji23]
    3 points
  16. Sooo good to relax with a port night cap ... 😆
    3 points
  17. What made me feel good today, got my tractor stuck well above the axle so had to get the neighbour to help get unstuck people here are a different level, wanting to help and very friendly felt like a bit of a dickhead cos got seriously stuck, but as it turns out, they've done it all before themslelves I feel as though I've made 2 new quality freindships today had lunch at a spot that Mrs BCB has coined "the picnic area" totaly isolated from the world at large so tranquil, could have sat here for hours Stuck!!!!!! the hole All safe and sound back in the shed looking down to the picnic spot Lunch time
    3 points
  18. Then the best road in Australia: Khancoban to Jindabyne, Alpine Way just as epic as I remembered. 76 straight km of beautiful scenery, roads and twisties. Sublime driving Got to jindy as usual and the lake was going off and so was a Karen for me overtaking her haha And parked up at the motel and cleaned the wheels and the bugs off the front (after this shot was taken haha)
    3 points
  19. Some photos at the old station: And over at the river. My car only barely made it over the speed bumps haha
    3 points
  20. put together this monster at work today 16 core 32 thread processor with 64 GB of RAM and the cheapest 3090 ti I could get my hands on (2k) its all previous gen stuf, ie: DDR4, Ryzen 5000 series and Nvidia 3000 series so saved a heap of cash right there its all a bit over kill for the 3D software aplication we have bought, but my boss loves the bling 🤣 running 2, 2K monitors and the 3090 smashes out over 200 fps at that resolution and hardly brakes into a sweat
    3 points
  21. if I understand anything from your posts. its will broken and fixed 2 maybe 3 more times before the 24th.
    3 points
  22. Been trying to claw back some semblance of life outside of work recently, so decided to rebuild my PC and start gaming again. Looked at prices for 4000 series cards, decided that can fark right off, so grabbed an ASUS RTX TUF 3080 ti OC, a new case and an extra SSD for game installs. Opted to not upgrade CPU and mobo at this point, since Raptor Lake was nearly out when I pulled the trigger...plus CBF reinstalling Windows right now. Also picked up a 49" Samsung CRG9 Super Ultrawide monitor - 'tis glorious! Pics 4 Keif:
    3 points
  23. Cheers mate, I even took the missus for a drive and she didn't have to block her ears for a change
    3 points
  24. Oh yeah, forgot to mention the other day I got bored so I plumbed my wastegate into the exhaust. While a screamer pipe is hectic, it's not what I want for a street car. It has a slip fit to the wastegate dump so I can make up another exhaust piece when I want to run a screamer again.
    3 points
  25. Absolutely so proud of you J@! I know better than anyone the amount of effort and love you put into your tuning passion and this particular journey specifically. You’ve come leaps and bounds over the years and this thread is an embodiment of that... look how far you’ve come!!! The sheer pride you put in your work and the passion you have manifests in the achievement of amazing things and you’ve had such a big part of making Alex’s journey what it is. Well done to all you boys and achieving such a great result! Couldn’t be more proud of all of you... but especially you J@ ❤️ PS... Well done Mr Alex! you’re crazy but awesome and this is a huge achievement! Well-done pal!
    2 points
  26. Weekend build went well! No drama at all with the rig and runs great! Couple stress tests has yielded no crashes so far with the OC'd RAM, 66°C on the CPU after a 20min prime95 stress test. GPU is hot, always has run hot - buts that's what happens when you buy an AMD card I suppose. I have a 1440p monitor, couldn't really play any games at 1440p previously but seems to handle it okay now. GPU is not the best for it, but getting a solid 50-60 fps playing Hell Let Loose so can't complain, if I wanted high FPS I could always reduce it to 1080p. Quick Specs: Case - Fractcal Design Meshify 2 Compact Mobo - MSI MAG X570S Tomahawk Max CPU - Ryzen 7 5700x Cooler - H100i ELITE Capellix RAM - Corsair Vengance 32GB 3600MHz CL18 running at 3866MHz GPU - MSI Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB PSU - Corsair RM650X (650W) Completed Rig Shot I need to get another QL120 fan for the rear I reckon to make it complete 👌 Also got the opportunity to calibrate my monitor with a new calibration tool from sypder, the SpyderX Pro. Had used the sypder2 before and it sucked. Its too old to be useable nowadays. Some pretty good results if I'm honest. I bought the monitor for the colour accuracy more than anything. Bit of a downgrade from my previous monitor in terms of accuracy, but I really missed having a low latency monitor. This one is also 165Hz Used software called DisplayCAL over Datacolors own. Much better UI and better results due to its superior calibration techniques. Its open source and has a lot of data to work off of. Some progress pics here if anyone wanted to see. Should have taken a pic of the final cable routing because its a work of art 👌👌 Something really satisfying about making the cable routing neat and tidy.
    2 points
  27. https://imgur.com/gallery/bm4YFmd Hopefully the link to the dyno works for you guys. Yes has stock head and cams apart from oversize vales and upgraded springs , stock crank also . Other mods oil pump , timing chain ,girdle ,rods and pistons etc only driven it today but so far very responsive.
    2 points
  28. Haha fark me I forgot I even bought that tool above, I'd better attach something tomorrow lol. Any whoozle, onto my latest purchase...I took me beer cans up to the recycle yard yesterday and noticed a medium giant compressor in the yard. I asked how much he wanted and it was 30c per kg. I told him I'd pick it up today and $80 later this beauty was mine! It just needs a motor, apparently it works fine otherwise. Before I get asked, it ain't getting turned into a turbo burn barrel, although I am pretty damn tempted lol. I wanted a bigger compressor for the shed and this is what I've got.
    2 points
  29. It would not be the most fun trying to ali weld a tiny fitting like that into a manifold. More than likely it wouldn't work cos it would melt the fitting.
    2 points
  30. Howdy everyone, small update and questions to pick the forums brains. Didn't end up going roll racing on the 18th, I wanted to save a bit of money after our trip. The event ended up being postponed to the 2nd Dec anyway due to bad weather. So if money permits I might give it a go then Can comfortably say that the car is an animal, it runs and feels mint!!! Really keen to get this multi-tune sorted out, but being the end of the year Monsta Torque is pretty under the pump. Will nudge them next year to get it in for some retunes (thanks again @JETURBO you're an absolute legend!). The new nankang ar-1's are mint! I've never driven a car with so much grip before! It feels so different to my brothers 450+kw rig, it hooks wayyyy more which is crazy. I have less power but I'm getting like 99% of it down which is mint. Can still foot brake and get em loose if you really want to, helps warm em up anyway. They leave darrrkkk black lines on the road too hahahah Since I had to helicoil more manifold holes right before the trip though, I have a noticed I'm getting more blow-by from the breathers. Pretty sure I got a bit of coolant (tiny puddle) in the turbo oil drain hole, I wiped it off before reinstalling it all. Curious how much blow-by is normal on these rigs? Not really something I've noticed before. I know I've had it in the past after it gets real warm from street pulls. Might be worth taking a video of it to show you all, but its really hard to catch on vid. Wondering at what point does it become concerning? edit found this vid from hpa that's quite helpful
    2 points
  31. Don't think it pushed past the gasket as it was doing 40psi same motor setup on c16 when it was the ETM f6 back in the day , I think the pwr expansion tank and cap are a bit dodgy , Gonna still push the limits 👍
    2 points
  32. Dyno in the morning. Got a full tank of E85 and gonna chuck a set of new genuine Ford spark plugs in tonight. Hopefully it does what it is supposed to but we will find out!
    2 points
  33. The old 3080ti goes pretty good too
    2 points
  34. @biddie_fiddler It’s a Genuine Garrett GTX G2 3582, 1.06 IWG 39mm Port & Flapper ,T3, 5 bolt housing, Genuine Garret 11.8psi actuator and full bolt on spec with my housing. @Tom Tucker I will do a write up soon
    2 points
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  36. Found the most pertinent one... A wallaby (I think, it looked too small to be a kangaroo, but I'm no expert on these things) decided to cross at the most inopportune time. On a PC in chrome/firefox or whatever browser, you can pause the video and use the "." or "," to go forward and back frame-by-frame to get the best view of the moves the wallaby puts on to miss me haha
    2 points
  37. Slightly windy today but I think for our direction roughly heading westwards hopefully means most of the rainfall will be behind us Going to give one of Rab's Insta360 cameras in-car today. Good thing will be wearing trousers in-car, wouldn't want anything to pop out inadvertently during the twisties Just took a peak outside again and I see blue skies
    2 points
  38. DOUBLE RAINBOW Is that a good, bad or ghey sign?
    2 points
  39. New modding trend will be removing the whole front bumper for better cooling and airflow
    2 points
  40. Then we waited for more drone fun And waited on the other side of the dam after the footage was taken, hopefully And Gary joins us for more risky drone adventures
    2 points
  41. Parked up and checked in. Just about to go get some photos and drone footage. Had a good fun drive in. A new road was sealed so we took it. Lucky it was sealed haha
    2 points
  42. Delicious burgers ate it so quick didn't get photos
    2 points
  43. Met up with @Rab and @EvilDaifu at BP Wallan. Had to re-clean my wheels due to the amount of rain affected and pot-hole filled roads leaving crap everywhere 😮 Going to be a fun time
    2 points
  44. 2 points
  45. I thought saffa was saffa 'straya, and still thought Keith's advice was appropriate
    2 points
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