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Hello all. I was talking to HI PSI today and he mentioned that some people might be interested to know where Spiros f6 ended up after he passed away. I bought the car a few months ago from Spiros wife with the intention of putting it all back together to have as a daily driver. I must say the car is a work of art and a credit to Spiro and all the people who worked with him over the years to get it to the level it's at.

After the motor made 1836hp on the dyno it was pulled down and checked over. The head has been replaced with another one capable of handling more revs and flowing more air, we've made a 5" exhaust for the car to replace the 4" and swapped the precision turbo for a gtx55.

Only problem is that I've come to the realization that this motor is never going to be overly happy being driven on the street. It wouldn't be at all out of place in a factory xtreme drag car running 6 second quarters. So now I'm stuck with the problem of deciding if I should just put it together as a drag car with a little street use or sell the motor and build one that's a little tamer and a lot friendlier. So that's where it's at at the moment. If anyone has any questions ill try to answer in a timely manor.

Daryn.

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Hey bud,

welcome to the forum. It was a pleasure to meet you and talk about the car. The concepts in the design and fabrication of the components literally blew my mind. It is unfortunate that we did not get to see it at the full potential, as Spiko intended it....

Thank you for taking the time to post about the car and its fate, I sincerely hope that the search for the missing parts yields results. I also hope that you will continue to update us with your experiences and progress as you continue to rebuild the car. I am sure that others will enjoy it also...

Btw, I had a good look at the exhaust this morning. The quality of workmanship is amazing to say the least. It is a shame that it is hidden under the car.

All the best..

Brad

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Sorry pal you sound like a top bloke but untill I see some photographic evidence I'm calling fake because at the end of the day this is the internet and any old timer can yarn on about there car being this and that untill the cows come home and be completely full of dixie drumsticks.

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Sorry pal you sound like a top bloke but untill I see some photographic evidence I'm calling fake because at the end of the day this is the internet and any old timer can yarn on about there car being this and that untill the cows come home and be completely full of dixie drumsticks.

That's fair enough. What would you like to see? The dyno sheet or the billet crank or the head or a picture of a big ass turbo? I can show you all that but it still won't mean anything to someone who wants to be sceptical. If you wait another couple of months you should be able to see the car in action if it all goes back together as originally planned but even then dyno figures can be fudged. It's only a number. Maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut.

P.S. I know exactly where you're coming from. It's easy for any kid to be a keyboard worrier.

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Nah bud I'll take the dyno sheet pictures once you present them with a fine toothed comb to make sure everything is as it should be, but while its in peices pictures of engine bay with a peice of paper that says #upyourarse #turboboink ill drop my case and we can be a big happy family

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Wow !! What a way to welcome a new member.... I feel quite embarrassed and disheartened for having asked Daryn to post about the car. Sorry mate !!

I was fortunate enough to purchase the exhaust from "the car" off Daryn. I drove from Brisbane to its location to collect it and while there , he was kind enough to show me the disassembled engine. All I can say, is that the design of the head and its rocker assembly is "unique" to say the least. Given that I have never seen or heard of the integration of the parts utilised, I can only assume that given its design and quality of machining, that it would not be out of place in Spiko's car.

While there Daryn offered to show me the car, however, due to time constraints, I declined. After following the cars progress over time, I really wish that I had...

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Its just a bit of banter pal, I respect anyone who takes absolute pride and enthusiasm for their ride.<br /><br />It's 2014 and the internet is a strange place. You 'old' boys need to keep up with the lingo :))<br /><br />At the end of the day I just want to see the engine bay, could care less if it made 2000hp or 200

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Nah bud I'll take the dyno sheet pictures once you present them with a fine toothed comb to make sure everything is as it should be, but while its in peices pictures of engine bay with a peice of paper that says #upyourarse #turboboink ill drop my case and we can be a big happy family

Stop smoking crack and read this - http://www.fordxr6turbo.com/forum/topic/63278-project-manual-typhoon-9-sec/page-55

Long read but all the info and pics throughout its evolution

Prepare to pick your jaw off the ground though haha

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Its just a bit of banter pal, I respect anyone who takes absolute pride and enthusiasm for their ride.<br /><br />It's 2014 and the internet is a strange place. You 'old' boys need to keep up with the lingo :))<br /><br />At the end of the day I just want to see the engine bay, could care less if it made 2000hp or 200

Don't stress. I think the same thing 90% of the time I see people making claims about hp on the Internet. Ill get some pics of stuff tonight.

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Wow !! What a way to welcome a new member.... I feel quite embarrassed and disheartened for having asked Daryn to post about the car. Sorry mate !!

I was fortunate enough to purchase the exhaust from "the car" off Daryn. I drove from Brisbane to its location to collect it and while there , he was kind enough to show me the disassembled engine. All I can say, is that the design of the head and its rocker assembly is "unique" to say the least. Given that I have never seen or heard of the integration of the parts utilised, I can only assume that given its design and quality of machining, that it would not be out of place in Spiko's car.

While there Daryn offered to show me the car, however, due to time constraints, I declined. After following the cars progress over time, I really wish that I had...

Thanks for vouching for me Brad. Ill post some of the stuff I showed you when I get a chance. Working 80-100 hours a week really takes its toll on my spare time though. Haha

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I was reading a bit of Spiro's build up. Its quite sad to read it. He was so very enthusiastic about his car, seemed very nice natured from reading his post but then life cut short. I guess good people dying before their time happens everyday, but happening here on the forum makes you think about life/death a bit more.

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I believe its still the largest hp barra to date, the goal iirc was 2000hp and I dont doubt it would of happened in time

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I agree with everything you have said turbo,

I had dealt with Spiro on a fairly regular basis.

He was very passionate and a true gentleman.

I have been recovering from a double stroke myself over the last 3 and a half months.

I am lucky to be alive and have full function of my body.

Unfortunately death or major health problems cant be avoided.

My advice from this is to enjoy life.

Enjoy your family, loved ones and your friends.

You just never know what's around the corner.

It would be great to see Spiro's machine continue down the path that was chosen for it by a great man. (SPIRO).

Regards

Dave.

P.S sorry for the thread hi jack.

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