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  1. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Yeah I was very happy with the end result, but the development isn’t going to stop just there. Basically the difference between the last build and this one was a new cooler and intake, dry sump, but most of the power gains have to be attributed to the cylinder head. We are seeing well over 300CFM through the inlet side, and we made peak power at relatively low RPM to what I have seen people revving these engines too. The engine still retains a factory crank and standard stroke at this stage, and all the tuning is done via SCT with the standard ECU. Colin is a wizard with these cylinder heads and I’m stoked that he tells me he has heads coming in the door from all over. I will try and keep this a bit more up to date
  2. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Hi all, I wanted to make a build thread so here goes.... I have had this ute since February 2011, bought it second hand with 21,000kms on it and drove it as a standard ute for a while. I did a few small things to it, put some springs in it and changed the intake, nothing major at all. Then decided at some point that it wasn't enough, so added a few bolt on goodies... This consisted of; GTX35 with external gate ID725 injectors PW Surge Tank with 044 PW Stage 2 IC NPC Heavy Duty Clutch Atomic Valve Springs This was good enough to make 507kW at the wheels, and run an 11.75 @ 119mph with a 1.62 60ft. I should have probably been pretty happy with that in a fairly middle modified manual ute... But then for some reason, on the 18th October 2012, I decided to pull the engine out to make some more power. ... So four long years later and the engine is complete and in the car, the car is yet to be tuned but the aim will be somewhere between 850-900hp (630-670kW) The list of modifications has grown, my bank account has shrunk but I am sure it will all be worth it when I get to drive it. Engine built by Colin Lloyd @ Headsense Mahle Pistons Manley Rods Atomic billet oil pump Atomic 16mm main cap girdle Atomic 14.3mm head stud kit Atomic Ovate valve springs Custom Cam grinds Atomic Vernier camshaft sprockets Cylinder head ported and flowed Crankshaft balanced and heat treated Garrett GT4294 6boost manifold Custom 4inch dump & exhaust Turbosmart 50mm wastegate Turbosmart 50mm race port BOV Turbosmart eBoost 2 PW Stage 2 intercooler with custom piping PW surge tank with twin Walbro 460s PW dual entry fuel rail Turbosmart Fuel Regulator Bosch 2200cc injectors Custom power steering reservoir relocation Xtreme twin ceramic clutch The ute also now sports Brembos & a set of Pedders XA coil overs in the front corners. The tuning will be done by Clint @ Profile, I will check back here once it is all done and update.
  3. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Can we please move this to the 1200kw section?
  4. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    Your biggest challenge is going to be keeping the fungus and rot out, I don’t know your climate too well but a regular dose of a product called Mancozeb should help keep it under control. Looks great though!!
  5. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    I would love someone to come and empty my complete house. Then I get all new stuff
  6. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    That is what everyone has said. I must be the only person in Australia who doesn't drink
  7. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    While I’m at it, this is the new BBQ area I’ve almost finished..
  8. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    It is just green couch, it gets mowed almost every day, and I have a concoction of different fertilizers and weeders that I use on it. My water bill is also quite impressive haha in winter I oversow it with Rye grass seed, as it thrives in the winter, and then spray it out again come spring.
  9. New Build - Home Renovations - Gardens - Garages & Sheds.

    My lawn is easily my favorite thing in life...
  10. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    I have the engine out of it at the moment, making some changes and seeing how we go with some development. I will update this when it’s all back together
  11. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    3x 460s in a 5L surge, -6 lines to and from the tank and -8 lines to and from the fuel rail with an FPR2000. Should do the trick!
  12. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Some progress on the new fuel system I am installing...
  13. That won't help with detonation being that lean. Might be worthwhile chucking a bore scope down the plug holes and checking the pistons if it has been like that for a while?
  14. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Looks sweet mate. I went for 295/55R15 on the rear and a 26x6 on the front. Wheels are JEGS SSR, and MT S/S tyres
  15. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Got some new wheels on. Should definitely stick a bit better now.
  16. Loose Flywheel Bolts

    I was skeptical as I thought you could get nothing better than ARP, but 4 sets of ARP later and the 12.9s are holding on a lot better. I have broken one bolt but I don't think there is much I can do with the brinelling on the crank and the lack of surface to mount to. The crank will have to come out and be repaired at some stage but until then I'm happy pulling the box out every couple of months!
  17. Loose Flywheel Bolts

    What sort of damage is being done to the clutch?
  18. Loose Flywheel Bolts

    I have gone to a bit of a frankenstein setup but it seems to work ok. Ditched the ARP bolts and gone to 12.9 socket cap bolts with Atomic washers 3x 11mm dowels, welded to the flywheel. Bolts tightened to 90ft/lbs Made up a plate with 6 holes in it which fits over the bolts and then welded each of the bolts to the plate. Next crank I put in it, I will be looking at running 12 bolts.
  19. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Yep and not one sign of it pushing water or doing anything it shouldn't do!
  20. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Can you move it for me I have only just scraped in! Have always run the standard Ford one mate, that's what Colin, who built my engine has recommended, so I just popped another one of those on. I got confused with the head studs too, and they are in fact the 12mm Atomic studs, I wound them up to 120ft/lb, gradually from around 80, and they didn't show any sign of being overtightened. I think one day when I pull the engine out I might look at the 14.3 studs. Still the stage 2 as well lol, I will upgrade that sometime soon as well, but its coping fine in the cooler weather. I want more already, but moreso some more control over the fueling, so I am waiting to see what happens when Haltech release their plug and play unit.
  21. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Fuel system currently is that pump I got off you in the tank with a PW Surge with 2x 460s. I am going to upgrade that to 3x 460s in a bigger surge tank in the coming weeks just for a bit more safety at sustained boost. We ended up at around 40psi.
  22. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    Yeah it doesn't do much for a while! It is still nice to drive around off boost but when the boost ramps in everything happens in a hurry!
  23. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    It was a long night with Clint, but we made some good power. Its definitely exciting when it comes on boost, I've never been in anything like it.
  24. NOT QIK - FG XR6T Manual Ute

    It's back in the road, will go back on the rollers next week and we can make some more power ?


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