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Thanks mate. :drinks:

I managed to get a few hours work done today. I modified the Nizpro garnish and rocker cover to accept -12 fittings for the breathers. These, along with the timing cover, thermostat housing and cover, will now be sent for chroming. Fingers crossed to have them back with a fortnight.

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Reassembly of the IRS has also commenced. I have ordered new bolts, which will hopefully arrive tomorrow.

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I was a bit bored while waiting for the car to come back from the painters, so I finished fitting up the rear bumper.

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Unfortunately, this is the only pic that he has on his Facebook page. It really does not do it justice..

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I think that I have helped to pay some a fair portion of those Mustangs... Lol..

Got this sent to me today.

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yes ,nice work mate . my pipe work is only going to be 3 inch .just got the throttle relocation kit send to me ,so after powerplay on the 7 february I will start with the new mods (at the moment 312 rwkw ) in a one tonner ba xt falcon

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that's how the pipe work is set up at the moment ,its way to long .

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so going to custom build the pipe work my self to go under the headlight and join it to the throttle relocation kit I just bought

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What a sleeper... I absolutely love it, well done. Btw, I can see why you want to modify your piping. It will make a huge difference :D

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Gold Coast Chrome rang me a week ago, advising me that they had doubled the initial estimate for the chroming. This really got my goat, as I hate people bull****ting me, as well as wasting my time.. So, I am having them returned and I will get them painted.

On a lighter note, the head is back from getting the valve seats cut. The machinist did an awesome job on them and it has now also been surfaced. The head's surface was surprisingly straight, so we only took off around 0.002'. I am now preparing the head for the flow bench, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what it flows.

This week I built and fitted the IRS. I quickly realised that I had made an error in the measurements when fitting ht Independant Motorsport diff hat mounts, which caused the front outriggers to touch the K-Frame. We also note a difference between the Xr6 Turbo K-Frame and the standard XR6 frame that I built. So, I removed it and modified and painted the XR6T K-Frame. It as well as the FG fuel tank were installed on Friday.

When fitting the FG fuel tank we noted a few differences with it also. The breather on the filler neck is now redundant and the rubber elbow that joins the filler to the tank is a different diameter on the tank side. After a quick call to my friendly Ford spares man, I ordered another. We're just hoping that it fits..... The KPM 1500hp fuel module outlet/return fittings were removed and modified to suit -10an fittings for the braided teflon lines and lines run to front of the car. this area is incomplete as exact positioning of the regulator is currently unknown.

I shall endeavour to update with some pictures on Monday....

 

I forgot to mention that there is a five week wait in my carbon fibre cloth, so I doubt that the front bar will be completed before the car is back together and running. The stone chipped FPV bar will have to suffice for now. :verysad:

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ahh the hassles of a complex and unique build!

all power to you for staying calm and just waiting on more parts :)

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You just have to roll with the punches, as getting upset about things that are out of your control, is just wasted energy that could be put to better use.

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I haven't posted for a while, as the cyclone that hit Queensland went pretty much straight over us. Luckily we sustained little damage to the house and the car was fine at the workshop.

Due to the events, my update is a little thin with content. We spent a little time on the flow bench and we have completed basleine testing of a standard turbo head. We should have then results from the ported head in the coming days. I am chewing at the bit to get the results. I will post up the charts when I get the figures.

We have struggled to get collets and retainers for the valves, as all sources seem to be out of stock. Interestingly enough, it seems that the retainers we need are cross compatible with the 2JZ engine. Hopefully, we will have the parts soon.....

In the mean time, I have manufactured a new air box, as the Previous Process West unit only had a 4'' inlet. I have started to polish the lid today. Pics should be uploaded in a few days.

I took some time to wire the KPM 1500hp fuel system. I didn't like the fuse system that was supplied with the module, not that it was inadequate, but more so because it was quite large and bulky. Given the effort I have taken to clean up the engine bay, I wanted it to look neat. So, here is what transpired....

The fuse box has a spare/vacant slot (pictured) and already has a stable 12 volt power source, so I decided to utilise it. I already had installed a relay in the fuse box which was used to run the old surge tank. This relay is triggered from the factory relay which is positioned on the front side of the fuse box. So, all I had to do was install a pin (Pictured below) into the other side of the redundant fuse block and link it to the relay. Pretty simple really....

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The inner section of the fuse box can be removed by pulling back the retainer clips and gently pulling upwards.This allows you access to the wiring and terminals under the fuses/relays.

I went to a wrecker and removed a pin from an alternate fuse, so that it would be correcty mounted/retained in mine. I used some of the excess wire from the kit (So that it matched the whole way through) and soldered it directly to the pin. I then installed it into the fuse block, terminated the other end and attached it to the relay.

The pin that you need......

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The fuse box has also has an extra mount for an aftermarket relay. This also helps to keep the box neat and looking like a factory unit....

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Relay mounted into position... All I did then was install a factory 40 amp fuse into the slot previously pictured and re-install the inner fuse section back into the frame..... Easy hey !!!!! :rolleyes:

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The final, long awaited pieces have arrived. We will now look to dummy mount the inlet manifold, so that we can ascertain if more material can be removed from the port. Then the head will be assembled and fitted to the bottom end. Not long now......

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far out, I love reading through threads like these. CAR PRON!!!!!

However when I see chrome everywhere, it makes me quiver when I think about how much work it will take to keep clean all the time.

I am a lazy bastard and just the thought about keeping it clean, makes me change my mind about getting my car to look like that.

Thanks for sharing your experience and keep the updates coming.

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On 3/20/2015 at 3:47 PM, masda74 said:

far out, I love reading through threads like these. CAR PRON!!!!!

However when I see chrome everywhere, it makes me quiver when I think about how much work it will take to keep clean all the time.

I am a lazy bastard and just the thought about keeping it clean, makes me change my mind about getting my car to look like that.

Thanks for sharing your experience and keep the updates coming.

:happyfriends:

I share your view with maintaining polished items. For that reason, I have had all of the polished parts cleared to reduce maintenance. We found a special etch primer that adheres very well with the alloy and then clear coated the parts.

I collected the parts yesterday and I must say that I am happy with the results. There is a slight reduction in gloss, but benefits far outweigh the loss...

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