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  1. WhoooooHoooo ! Finally finished a pretty extensive build for old mate @Panda Eyes in the form of a BA turbo rebirthing lol and I’m excited to see it done and hopefully done well for a while to come…. Looooooooong Story shorten down is Scotty wanted to bring the old girl out of hibernation and spend a few coins on making her better than ever and obviously time and technology has moved forward so it was good to drag the beast into the current area of mods/Tuning. A long time ago she had around 360rwkw on a E85/98 mix using some Deka 60’s, Bosch 044 surge tank, big J
    10 points
  2. Been crazy busy lately but some projects aren’t finished yet, some had failures and some are going bigger and badder than ever before. That said Alex @boakesautomarine has decided that the previous best of 700rwkw wasn’t enough and wanted to up the limits more and why not hey. From last time we’ve swopped out the Atomic stage 2 cams ( almost identical to FG grind anyways ) to the highly regarded Kelford 218B Cams which has a lift into the 280’s which normally factory VCT would struggle with and require VCT lockouts/Locked cam sprockets but the Haltech P&P has a much stronger outp
    10 points
  3. So yerp pulled the 6r80 down today. Nothing looks too rooted in it, not that I'm a seasoned trans builder or anything. All of the steels are in good condition and all of the shafts/gears etc look and feel alright too. I'll get to measuring later in the week to confirm stuff. The car that the trans came out of had a torque converter failure and had put some metal into the trans which is why I only paid $50 for it. I pulled the trans pump apart to have a look, as that will be where the metal starts it's journey into the trans. Sure enough the small inner gear has some damage and the
    7 points
  4. Not the prettiest engine bay out there but cleaned up ok...
    4 points
  5. Let us know how it goes!!! Im keen to get my hands on one of those machines. Well today I got in the cooking mood after working (from home)... Firstly decided to make Baklava but more the Arabic version... Firstly make up a syrup with honey, sugar, lime juice and vanilla. Then make the baklava filling, I stuffed it with pistachios and almonds, then make then and bake them Then made some kourabiethes (Greek almond biscuits)... the dots are almond. Then for dinner made a roast chicke
    4 points
  6. Update on the sous vide beef cheeks! Letting them dry age for 24hrs wasn't enough time, but not the end of the world. They're getting slow cooked for over 8 hours anyways Seared all the cheeks to get that sweet maillard reaction happening (browning the meat). In the same pan I put in 2 cloves of garlic, 2 onions, 2 carrots, and some sticks of celery all diced. Let those cook for a bit to get some colour into them and then dumped just over a cup of red wine into the pan. I let that cook off for a bit while scraping all the fond off the bottom of the pan. I added some stoc
    4 points
  7. Yeah makes sense but sometimes you gotta piss with the dick you got
    4 points
  8. Bought the replacement for the Kluger - 2015 Subaru Outback. Always had a soft spot for these, so nice to get one. Got the 3.6 engine for MOAR poweh, which means absolutely every available option as part of the package. Is fantastic to drive so far. Full dealer service history, near new Bridgestones and condition wise it is hard to tell it's not brand new. I'll probably fall out of love with it the first time I need to change spark plugs on a boxer engine...
    4 points
  9. Pretty thankful for modern day crash structures. We had just stopped at a red light last night and got rear ended by a LandCruiser with a tandem axle trailer full of tools. Youngest was sitting in the third row with the dog. We got pushed about 6 metres forward. Pretty confident the car is rooted but main thing is everyone walked away.
    4 points
  10. Did a fresh gnocchi Ragu tonight... well all of today... Cooked it as per my own made up recipe... it included: - 2 whole chicken breasts - 1 large pork chop bone in - 1 piece of rump steak Cooked it over a period of about 4-5 hours while I was pottering around in the kitchen anyway. I ended up with nearly 3L of sauce I think and it’s 50% meat I’d say lol. Then I did a chewy triple chock brownie for j@a desert also. (and some vanilla cupcakes for the kids)
    3 points
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  12. Interesting arvo yesterday, got a nice sinkhole in my parking bay in the apartment complex. Left for work yesterday morning and heard a thud as I was driving out the parking bay, I look back to see a brick on the ground had sunk a bit. Thought it was odd, but not surprising seeing as it had literally been raining nearly every day for the last 2ish weeks. After work, went to pick up a mate and the mrs (and some booze of course). Had him around for dinner, he wanted to get out the house and hasn't seen our apartment yet. Anyway, not part of the story lol. I come back, rev
    3 points
  13. Picked it up last night- to a heavy rain evening.🙄 So today hit the road to see what she can do- well the super sticky Michelin PS4S did their best, but not even close to gripping in 2nd or 3rd, let alone 1st... I can only assume in the warm weather, with decent road temp this thing will hook up. even still- holy heck this is impressive. As mentioned in Jets post there were some disappointments- a 'supposedly' built box wasn't that at all- with the box builder revealing there wasn't much of anything good in it at all. Oh well- Mike and the boys at MV Autom
    3 points
  14. I finally pulled the trans out and the input shaft had sheared off. I'll drop off the 6r80 input shaft and converter this week for machining and measuring etc. I reckon I'll get a GM converter modded to match the zf height, so I can get a higher stall speed to take care of any big turbo/big cams issues. Anyhow here's a pic with a finger for scale
    3 points
  15. Update: engine build complete. Went JE pistons with upgraded wrist pins. Howards billet rods. Should be good for 1200hp.
    3 points
  16. Update: Got the GTX3576R from GCG and got it installed. Everything seemed to swap over ok but they couldn't quite clock the turbo to the exact same angle as the standard one so it was a bit difficult getting the top mount piping to connect, but got it on there. Ordered a turbo side intake and battery relocation kit but it hasn’t arrived so just running a pod filter on the turbo for now. Spool noise is so loud with the tiny pod. Booked in for a tune but just driving around and trying to keep off the boost. Which is proving very difficult.
    2 points
  17. 6 months since ordering them and I still don’t have my plantation shutters or curtains ... fml but I did change the sheets today and I am still loving the pink everywhere 🥰
    2 points
  18. @MrpunkAwesome customer service from @JETURBO, surely worthy of giving him a handjob at a minimum........
    2 points
  19. Just want to say a HUGE thankyou yet again to the absolute LEGEND@JETURBO for getting me out the sh*te and getting my beast back on the road. So a month or so ago my car all of a sudden developed a huge fuel leak, turns out one of the welds in my plazzy surge tank had cracked so had to get a tow from victor to pt adelaide! The next day I took it to my "trusty ol local mechanic" to fix it for me. Im not goin to go into how useless these cee u next tuesdays were so long story short they kept my car for 6 days, yes 6 days, for a 2 hour (their time frame) job just to take the surge tank out so th
    2 points
  20. CV at end of tailshaft. I did mine a few weeks ago. Easy fix. New CV's are cheap-ish
    2 points
  21. Lockdown, plus torrential rain. What else to do but do a full detail...
    2 points
  22. Hey for those that remember me having a whinge about the Govt job I applied for many months ago finally got the letter of offer and I start at the end of August so from applying in February to starting end of August almost 7 month procedure....😂 but got there in the end... pretty keen to start
    2 points
  23. Mate the only looks I saw on your face were "please don't break" and " thank fark it didn't break"
    2 points
  24. how to you do the grill lines? Pan or open flame? I realised I haven’t posted much about cooking in the new digs ... loving this kitchen. Today I did buttermilk pancakes for breakfast (these are just the left overs lol) Roast chicken sangas for lunch and roast lamb for dinner ... (I hate lamb but the boys love it) ps.... this is the bomb!!!!
    2 points
  25. Chucked a C63 on the Dyno for S&G Apparently Germans make good Vrooooms
    2 points
  26. Chucked the van on the dyno today for s&g. Apparently 5 litres of methanol into a quarter tank of 98 was just what it needed.
    2 points
  27. Looks good mate Something punters might not know is the fact M/T’s are better with temperatures hence being a killer street/drag tyre. They can sub 1.4 in the 60ft but when I used to run them as a daily tyre they’re a bit average cold. They shine best with 20psi, 1,2,3 burnout coming out the water box then it’s like Chit to a blanket from the launch. That said if you’re going a track minded tyre it’s best to step up to something better like a M&H but then never intend on using them on the street For a street vehicle wi
    2 points
  28. haven't got any real good photos as of yet but this should do, p s mind the missing center caps 😂
    2 points
  29. Not much to report apart from fitting a new power steering pump. Old one developed a leak from the body of the pump so time to swap it out. Been driving the car most days and apart from being a little grumpy on the cold start it still rips!
    2 points
  30. Forgot to post this when I got it and it's definitely cool, but finally upgraded my (ancient) old Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for a brand new Google Pixel 4A 5G back in May. Having used it for a month and a half since then, it's goes alright but has a couple of flaws that are only fixed via rooting, so might get around to doing that one day... also got a shitty case for the phone for the first time in a long time due to dropping the last slippery curved fucker a bunch of times haha
    2 points
  31. My FG rocker was bubbling, and then paint came off when Ford cleaned the engine to replace timing cover seal. I just bought high temp paint and repainted it in the car. Not as good as doing it properly, but looks heaps better and will get me through to whenever I next need the cover off and can paint it properly.
    2 points
  32. Fruhck me Markys back ....
    2 points
  33. So to revive this thread! I replaced the passenger's side mixer shaft (called the airmix shaft in the workshop manuals). Old one was totally f*cked! I saw some plastic bushing inside the mixer box was pretty rooted too but there's nothing I can do about that without taking the mixer box out.... and that ain't happening. I now have working heating!!!!! Had a guy message me via my photography fb page (Brendan you legend), who gave me a yt link on how to do this without removing the entire dash. Once I took the kick panel off and could see the HIM, I could
    2 points
  34. Doing weights. Weights are heavy. Bleh. Lift weights anyway.
    1 point
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  36. Thanks! Yep some of the features are pretty impressive. Have to love Shannon's - the guy setting up the policy was trying to talk me into putting a turbo kit on it.
    1 point
  37. If it's got a twin plate clutch, that might just be the clutch plates/springs rattling about a bit.
    1 point
  38. I've got Michelin pilot sport 4s on my golf as the daily, I rate them very highly worth every penny
    1 point
  39. Thanks for the info and the pic. Just checking as it’s a little hard to see (follow the hoses). Your PCV goes to the can inlet and your outlet from the can goes to the inlet on the manifold. Your check valve is on the outlet to the manifold ( as it is vey close to the PCV- just double checking). In the stock set up - the hose that goes from the PCV to the inlet manifold has what looks like a one way valve already on the line. Do you know if that is the case? Thanks again.
    1 point
  40. Will take a little while. I think the shop won't install the engine for another month. Getting the engine bay painted and tidied up. Then they want to do a 1000km run in before sending. Which works well, because I need to bed that clutch in...
    1 point
  41. I'll send it as far as a G35-900 can go, don't you worry!
    1 point
  42. A donkey is just a horse with a custom air horn. Happy Sunday
    1 point
  43. Sh*tty guide on how to do this for anyone watching at home. Two awesome guides to doing this: FG Workshop manual, Section 412-02, Page 26 - Heating and Ventilation. This youtube video - FG Falcon Heater Rod Repair without removing the Dash! Heads Up I took the photos AFTER I installed my mixer shaft when I put everything back together, so what I say in text may not match exactly with the photos provided, they're more of a guide. This should take you less than 2 hours. You'll need patience as getting the levers that control all the flaps at the top ba
    1 point
  44. gotta love the trigger happy lockdowns I'm actually way more productive working from home haha... I guess it varies.
    1 point
  45. not the vn ss I wanted but its going to be my toy to fiddle stuff u keif ha ! hold ennn ftw
    1 point
  46. I may get slammed for this on old post😂, did you find your solution?
    1 point
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