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    Lol Too many times. Living rural I guess contributes to it. Definitely would be easier to jump on bargains living in the the cities that’s for sure
  2. Hello all. Names Sam and I’m from Tumut, a little town at the foot of the snowy mountains in country nsw. I have always appreciated the turbo and have been on this forum hiding in the background since 2012. A little bit of my background. I finished year 12 of high school in 2004 and went straight into a machanical engineering (fitting and machining) apprenticeship before the year ended. From there I learnt a lot from the trade as well as picking up fabrication skills mainly in stainless steel tig welding. The shop I worked for specialised in both machining and boiler making and fabrication. As a apprentice you tend to get shifted about a bit learning from all the tradesmen. My hobbies back then were mainly fishing, camping, 4wd touring. Playing rugby league in the winter, cricket in the summer and playing golf in between. My first car was a 1986 2.4 diesel Toyota 4Runner. (Still have it as my knock around Work car). Being non turbo it was a real slug. Especially after the 33” mud tyres and lift etc went on. So I changed out the diff gears from 4.11 to 4.88 ratios and rolled like that fit a couple years. Then I built a high mount tubular style turbo manifold out of stainless steam pipe (with bung for egt probe) and built flanges on the milling machine on my lunch breaks. After fitting them up I built a mandrel bent 3” stainless dump/exhaust with a hotdog muffler. A bit of a tweak on the injector pump according to egt and still happy as near 100k later. Next on the list for the old girl is top mount intercooling. Have the bits there to do it but never got around to it. 2010 my beloved dragons won the nrl premiership and I had a career change. I went in to be a production engineer at a local craft paper making mill doing 12 hour day/night shift basically 5 on 5 off. And still doing it. 2009 saw me buy a 2005 ba mk2 manual GT-P falcon in rapid yellow with 25k on the clock. Did all the usual bolt ons. Lowered suspension with bilstien shocks, full Difilippo exhaust, ballistic cats, underdrives etc. eventually bluepower air box,Herrod cams and blue power tune around 2011. 2012 saw me Drag race for the first time at the fordforums drag nationals where I travelled down with a group from Canberra. And seen me come home with the encouragement award. Bowing out of the dyo Comp by over running my dialed time running my pb for the weekend. 2013 I went back to the same event travelling with the same group. And come home with the trophy for the 12.00-13.99 dyo winner. (Haven’t been back since) A couple more years went by having fun with the GT doing khanacross, short tracks on cootamundra airport and hill climbs with Wagga car club. 2015 seen a exploded diff so I installed a new harrop trutrac centre and second hand 4.11 gears bought from tweeked a year or so earlier. To this day the hasn’t been any other major changes to the GT. Just issues with intermediate timing chain tensioner plastic guides on the drivers side bank. Done 3 of them now since the herrod cams and maybe 35k travelled. First time seen bent valves in 2014 on a qld holiday. So all new chains and sprockets, valves, machine work done through elite auto. 2016 was the 2nd time I got lucky and only had to remove the sump to clean out the plastic etc. 3rd time was at the start of this year about 40m down the road from home. I suspect some kind of engine harmonics are making the drivers side let go maybe from the cams. But this last time the plastic guide grabbed and went around the sprocket and caused a big skip in timing and broke most of the intake finger followers in half. No now it’s living in the garage unregistered until I figure out a plan and what direction I want to go with it. Possibly built motor to hand more revs, bigger cams and something around 200 shot of nitrous OR built motor with single turbo all dabbed up by me or procharger set up. (Brother has au Ute with built dart block/heads 363ci with pd Supercharger so would like to do something different in that regard). Now after all that jibberish leads me to here. Married, mortgage, two kids in daycare under 3 years old. Mrs is driving a 120 prado as the Mum bus. And my only running car was the trusty old 2 door 4runner which isn’t car seat friendly with the little ones. I started looking around for something suitable for me to drive and run the kids around while the Mrs works. Looked at g6e, g6e turbo, f6e and dare I say it, some cammed Expensive Daewoo caprice and Calais. Also at this time my mums partner of something like 20 years recently retired and decided he would trade his ex cop 2007 bf mk2 turbo with the zf in winter white for a new mustang. He called me from the dealership he was thinking of accepting the trade in price of a measley $4k. I told him I would buy it from him for that, so I run to the bank and bought it off him for that price the same day. Happy as Larry. Now pics of the all important turbo When I got it the paint looked cloudy and was in a pretty poor state. Some fading by some kind of chemical used to remove the police stickers. I should have gotten close up pics of it all to show what I mean but these two are the earliest pics I have of the car a few weeks after I went over with tardis to remove old wax that hadn’t been removed and tree sap, bugs and tar After about 18 hours of detailing fun over a few days... 3 stages of cut and polishes topped with Wolfgang fusion estate wax

    Sale fell through and was refunded which is fine. Probably got offered more and took that rather than selling to me. Blessing in disguise I guess. In other news I bought a cheap samsung galaxy tab 3, Ford soecific elm327, obd2 extension cable and downloaded the torque pro app to play around with.

    Ah fark aye. Well I’ll inspect the quality and have it touched up if needed. If it leaks I’ll replace it when the time comes. I have personally experienced a genuine PW surge tank do as you described jet to my brothers old fg xr turbo. However PW paid to have it returned and sent back their upgraded twin internal pump set up for free.

    Lol good because I’ve bought it. Now to make sure I actually receive it. just wasn’t sure if it was a knock off or something. But he assured me it was their earlier model tanks (2012ish) before they went to internal pumps then back to external pumps.

    Apparently a earlier model PW surge tank delivered for $220 worth it?

    Had another shower today so I had a wet car when I jumped in To take off for work this evening. I took a couple quick snaps of the bonnet to try and capture the self cleaning affect I spoke off before. As the water beads rolled back towards the windscreen they noticeably got dirtier until they flung off. This was at 50kph. After a 10 minute drive at 100kph to work I took this photo pulling up to the boom gate to access the car park: And interesting off topic thing I seen on Facebook the other day from a place in Wagga that I though was cool:

    Lol cheers jet. if there’s anything in that pm I sent you that you that you would recommend for me to use feel free to let me know. Your input would be valuable. ps. I may be after a compressor cover from you still at this point as I think I’ll be ready for tuning before my brother changes his set up on his f6. So if you don’t mind pm’ing me prices that would be sweet.

    Well the rain/dust definitely left my car looking dirty again. Mostly just on the horizontal planes of the car.(bonnet, boot, roof, door handles etc. Driving home was different watching the beads of water come tumbling towards me from the bonnet though you could notice the water beads collecting the dirt getting darker in colour before being flung onto the windscreen. So now I’m home I pull the hose out and give the car a once over. At this point I guess I wasn’t surprised with the outcome. Cleaned up really well. At this point I’m happy. Now to really test how durable it will be and how it turns out after say 5-10 washes with soap. This final photo As the sun was setting. Everything had a bright orange tinge and I thought it looked cool. Photo doesn’t do it justice though.

    Just belted down rain for 10 mins and the dust has settled down nicely. No longer need to squint and I feel like I breathing some clean air again haha. yeah I’m definitely interested to see how my car looks now. Have to wait until 18:30-19:00 though..

    Said dust storm: Can usually see hills and farmland but currently can only see maybe 800m. And yeah the car park is straight down there but view is blocked by walkway leading to the boiler house. side note: I’ve found a couple pics of MA77Y car. ebxmple or something. Looks like it’s on vertini fairlady wheels and another of his engine bay which does look sweet with the white cam cover and plenum top. Gave me some ideas for mine when the time comes anyways

    Awesome! I’ll have to try find his so I can compare hahaha Wouldn’t read about it but my car has already had a sprinkle of rain on it followed by a dust storm and a few more sprinkles today. I’ll see how it looks when I knock off work tonight lol with a bit of luck hopefully hoses off nicely

    So I though I’d suss out this ceramic coating hype. This wasn’t a quick adventure by any chance as it took me almost 2 and a half days of scrubbing. Yeah could of been done quicker but every day life kind of gets in the way and some distractions and rest breaks got me in between but over all I am happy with the outcome. Day one consisted of a wash with CarPro reset, decontamination with waxit claybar and concours purify as lube. Followed by another wash with CarPro reset, chamois and blow dry with my 18v Bosch blower. Followed by a final alcohol rub down with CarPro eraser before I had to call it a day. Here you can see the the purify working eating away at the iron fallout/particles turning the specs into purple liquid. Combined with the clay bar to lift and remove from the paint work: Then another wash with reset: Mandatory pic of the brakes. I’ve gown in love with the colour now. Different lighting give it a different “pop” Day 2 started off with removing tar and sap with “tarsus” and another alcohol wipe down with CarPro eraser followed by a light compounding with my “mothers professional” random orbital machine using “poorboys world SSR 1.0” as a light swirl remover. Another wash with CarPro eraser and then a chamois/blow dry and alcohol rub down before I started with applying Cquartz UK 3.0 Shine of 1 coat: Then whole goving some time to cure, I got onto the wheels next. This process consisted of “concours purge” reactive wheel cleaner. Almost the same chemical as the “concours purify” only stronger. Same smell but noticeably more potent under the nose. Does an excellent job too. I let sit for a couple minutes and then agitated it with a dish washing brush. When it started to dry I used the garden hose “mist” setting do introduce more moisture and make scrubbing with the dish washing brush easier: Then hosed it down to be left with tar.. to remove the tar I used rags soaked in “autosmart TARDIS” This stuff works a treat without too much elbo grease. Pretty much sat the wheels up on a wheelie bin to help with my now tight back and legs from squatting. And just went to town on two wheels at a time enjoying the shade. Next up was applying a wheel sealant. I used “McKee’s 37 wheel glaze” after giving the wheels another alcohol rub down with “CarPro eraser”. Coated wheels: By this stage in the afternoon it was time to go get the kids from day care and then have another crack at the second coat of “Cquartz UK 3.0” when the Mrs got home from work. After coating again I left I the garage over night to cure. Day 3: Next morning began with a super quick blow and wipe to rid the settled dust particles from over night and then had a wipe down with “CarPro RELOAD”. Pics taken just before lunch time. Phone photo quality does not do it any justice. Also always going to be hard to capture the gloss on a white car but here’s the outcome. All in all, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a white car as shiny/glossy as mine ever. I know the pics don’t show it but it has to be seen I person to truly understand. I tried this coating mainly because of its claimed durability. This car lives out in the weather and is my daily drive commuting to work and fetching kids etc. The true turning points that got me to try was a heap of research and stumbling across these videos on YouTube about the product. 20 way comparison: note 1 year and 8 months.. 34 way comparison: Those are the current most recent updates but if go through this guys videos you’ll find the start. And the whole process these have been going through.. Another video worthy of watching if you are interested in going to this same path. Anyways, Now the test of time will tell if this was all worth while to me. But as it stands right now, I’m extremely happy with the way my car looks now. And keen to see how it’s looks after the first wash in a week or two. cheers, Sam.
  14. Here’s a old thread of mine I did on another forum. https://fordforums.com.au/showthread.php?t=11366143

    Country driver here happy putting around town off boost. plus I like the sounds without lighting up the rears lol

    Also with boost pressure I am unsure. I’d like to be in the 400 club when I turn it up but would be happy with 350 for everyday commuting. I was tossing up on 12psi or 15psi spring initially with ported flapper mod done. I’ve read some get over 400 with the 12psi spring and others then the flap starts to lift before getting to 400 as well. So yeah this 6boost/Borgy combo has thrown a spanner in the works. I know that set up pulled 550odd rwkw on e85 what is better to target? Power figure or boost number? Is there a relationship there for what’s better for my bf2 motor? I always thought that more power made on less boost would be more desirable? or say, 18-20psi and what ever it makes it makes. Then be worried about the zf input shaft.

    So what’s an acceptable exhaust manifold to intake manifold ratio? looking at that calculator. Which is about all I did lol the turbo specs look right. I messaged my little brother and he had no idea what the turbine a/r is but is certain that it is also twin scroll set up. I did gather from that calculator that maximum was around 34-35mm waste gate to flow enough? But yeah better to go over then to be under sized and be on the edge

    It’s t4 to suit the turbo with 60mm tial gate. v band on the dump I’m pretty sure. Maybe even 4 bolt. so all I’d need to do is modify my nizpro dump and plum back for the external gate. I thibk my brother want to keep his 60mm gate though so maybe for me a 45 or 50 would be better?

    Are the 6boost manifolds the same for b series through to fg? my brother is keen to change his set up on his fg f6 and use the pro mod manifold with BorgWarner 400sxe. so that leaves me open to his manifold and BW s366 turbo for cheap
  20. What a great read this one was! 2 years since last update, ever end up doing any 1000m sprints?

    Had a bit of time yesterday evening and today so started on the brembos. Had a mate sand blast them and coated with the calliper paint kit I purchased from bcs paints. Turned out nothing like the paint chip but I still don’t mind the colour. Definitely not going to stand out with a lot of pop like I was kind of expecting but maybe not such a bad thing either.. Heres some pics of the progress: First coat of silver base: Then I let it sit over night and plugged away at it further over various parts of today waiting for layers to dry in out 25+ degree day today: Then masked up for the brembo stencils: Waited about 10 mins after the last hit of black and peeled off the stencil: And then it was on to the final step of clear: Then mounting to the car which is pretty straight forward after giving plenty of time to dry: Keen to see how they look in the daylight. Also due to give the car a wash and light detail and coat of wax hopefully tomorrow if I get off work early.

    I’m pretty set on going to pitlane so I’ll discuss with mick as we get on. Injectors and tune using pcmtech it seems with the brief conversation I’ve already had with him.

    I used a smaller pair of them about 7 years ago on my GT-P and can’t fault them. When I found this one for the price brand new I was cheering! Was less then half the price from sureflo them selves for that same size. Have no doubts about it anyways

    Yeah that’s also a good point to concider. But even when new they would need to be flow tested anyways just to make sure

    Ok so going back to these injectors. The bloke has dropped his price a little more. At this stage he’s $500 plus $10 postage. For some reason I thought they came off a FG but must of been a different advert I’d seen else where. They are in fact suited to b series with the longer style purple injector adapters. they actually come of a bf F6. he is still adamant that they are roughly 10k old as well. only changed because of bigger turbo and needing over 2200cc injectors to keep fuel up to it. So I guess im still unsure if it’s a good deal or not? Also another thing of interest to me is changing to a T04s style surge slotted .7ar 4” in 2.5” out compressor cover. I found a interesting thread on using said cover,backing plate and retainer bracket/clamps on standard turbo and his claimed results are interesting. I haven’t found any more really good info on this yet but here it is:

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