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2 hours ago, boakesautomarine said:

Did you go standard or did you have it bored ? I’m really interested to see what’s happened 

The bores were perfect so just had them torque plate honed to suit. So they are standard still.

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Did some tuning today. Apparently gapping the plugs did the trick cos straight away it ran up 605awkw with no tune changes.   I frigged around with fuel and boost and this and that, and mana

Got to the dyno today and it went pretty much as I expected. The exhaust showed to be a huge restriction but we all knew that anyway. The first run right off the bat showed 367awkw on 16psi and

Finally dropped the exhaust on the dyno today. With no tune changes it went from 350 to 385awkw and picked up nearly 3 seconds of spool time. That is probably more to do with having more wg preload, r

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Yerp. If I had pulled the rocker cover first then I could have quickly swapped it and seen if it came good. Oh well.

 

I have to pull the head anyway to upgrade the head gasket so no time wasted yet lol.

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It has seen over 35psi dozens of times, it has hectic valve springs rated for 37+psi, has seen over 6500rpm countless times and are over 15 years old. I spose that will be why.

 

It's only $5k for a dmp set of rockers so I'll gladly take donations for further testing lol.

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Surely rockers rarely break though? Do you know what the oil pressure usually is for your engine? 

Didn't shred anything else up top bouncing around? If it didn't then my knock on wood worked! 

(p.s. I don't believe in that sh*t btw) 

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Yeah dunno how often they break. Ya hear a lot about power but not much about failures.

 

Ya'd think I would know the oil pressure but I don't. It's got a set of boundary pump gears, adjustable relief with about 5 threads more preload, upgraded back plate and has various areas opened up and smoothed out.

 

Nothing else got damaged by the failure.

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I call that, kissed on the d¡ck...
And tbh so you should be with all the effort with broken engines and issues learning to tune and doing it all yourself is an excellent achievement in itself...
It's no fun paying someone to do all the work and tuning to chase a number. I found out that dilemma after my first decent powered car in 2001 so then stuck with power that I believed the engines could handle with my driving style indefinitely, to a point at least.
Nothing special just perfect for overtaking multiple cars on the highway and towing decent sized boats.

I doubt I'll get my head around the PCMTec software but I'm willing to slowly learn and when I can't stands it no more...I'll hand it to a tuning shop to tune it for me. Won't be for years though unless I get a win fall at some point

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Haha tell that to my wife then! Nah she's on board with it all though.

 

But really I'm only doing it for the hell of it and because I want to see if I can. I think at this stage I'm firmly on track to make 1000awhp and if things remain on this path there will be plenty more to come. How much I dunno but I'll get my ball of string out and we'll find out eventually.

 

I'm not loaded by any means and if funds weren't an issue I can promise you I would make a statement lol. As it is I just plod along, make plans, change my mind and every now and then make some power. Haha I wanna make some honda power soon but we'll see how that goes ;)

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I've been slowly collecting parts over the years. Second hand manifolds (FG intake and exhaust) along with 4" dump pipes etc. I've got a walbro 460 and 1000cc matched injectors from kpm but will probably go an adjustable fuel reg or plumb in a decent fuel pressure sensor. I have my water/meth kit still but im considering upping it to port injection and one nozzle pre throttle body.
I have no plans for a built engine but you never know... That would mean $4-5k for a ZF build and then it snowballs!
I go in Fri for the spinal cord stimulator trial again (did it over 2yrs ago) to see how technology is progressing so might get one fitted finally which will hopefully change my lifestyle. Will see though...

Forgot to add I ran my ryobi whipper snipper on 25% nitro a couple of years ago as from the packet it never idled or full throttled without choking out. Revved it's head of and never sounded better but I've got the tool now (open circle with a piece of pie shape in it...) so was making a circular saw attachment for it for fun but it needs tuning. Another job for fun which will probably never get finished lol.

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They temporarily implant leads up along the spinal cord (as close as possible) to whichever level the spinal cord gives issues and attach the device (similar to a pacemaker) on the kidney area with fixomull tape. For me I think they pushed it to the thoracic area but the leads (think 200lb fishing line) has small conductive rings spaced every centimetre or so for about 4-6" long to cover the area.
Think of it as an internal TENS machine but originally at frequencies in 70khz range from memory of my last trial. It blocks the pain signal to the brain from there up and does it extremely well without feeling it 90% of the time. They have updated the leads so they are like a small paddle now. It's fully adjustable like a normal TENS but you don't get the muscle contraction or twitching as it only effects the spinal cord (tingling feeling).
Hopefully the tech has progressed enough that I'll get one implanted permanently but we'll see...

Apologies for going off topic with it.

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Yep, most hobby shops should sell it by the litre (used to be $20 a litre) unless you know someone who sells it in bulk. I'm sure Jet could aquire it so you can boost Terry to the moon! 🚀 

I loved RC not just for the competition but for the sweet smell of bean oil and eye burning methanol. 

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I can buy bulk race fuels already but haven't got to that point yet. Haha it'll have to happen sooner rather than later though right?!

 

I'm looking to do some upgrades before I send the territory again so we might have to wait a while :happyfriends:

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it'll have to happen sooner rather than later though right?!
Yes, yes it will and we'll be watching with excitement or at least I will be...
Direct port injection seems to be new fad with water/methanol. Pretty sure with compression fittings (unlike push lock with PTFE lines) for the kits you can use pure methanol as there's almost zero chance of leakage. That is how Stathi at IMS can match E85 with 98oct and methanol injection, plus lots of tuning time I'm guessing.
I thought of other ideas like just using an actual fuel injector along with a pump from camping stores but they are supposedly water only, plus you can buy misting nozzles cheap unlike high pressure water/meth designed nozzles purely because they have internal filters and swirl generators etc. Inject water straight into the turbo but use filtered water at the minimum (demineralised is best but not required imo) as tap water calcifies and chops up the comp wheel like a boat prop does over time, or at least that's what I saw with my vortech blower set up over 20k kms. It was still good but you could see the damage it was doing.
Long story short I'd be injecting either water/meth with E85 and 98oct (use it as a knock deterrent), pure methanol with E85 or just go to straight methanol like what's his name did on here (yep, as usual I can't remember usernames!).
Dual injector intake manifold from Plazmaman etc if you are Richie Rich and the second set of injectors could be for straight methanol for racing with a remote tank somewhere.
The possibilities are almost endless with enough coin...
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I got the head off today and there's not a lot to say really.

 

The head and valves are still in the same condition as they were when I first assembled it.

 

The block has minimal wear and there are just a couple of little scratches where the porcelain from the plugs got stuck, when the plugs broke. They barely pick up with the finger nail and are so small that they won't affect anything.

 

So yerp there we go. I'll slap it back together and farken send it.

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With some new wastegate hose and a few zip ties...
What does everyone use for vacuum hose (brand or just rubber?) as I've only got the oem on mine still (fuel reg piece looks like it's hard though) and I just used Supercheap auto no name on the xr6t.
I should buy a GFB fuse again but I have a NOB (Nizpro overboost valve) dodged up with the stock bypass valve on a pvc pipe T piece!
The F6X needs some replacements but not for a few weeks now...

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Looking to order cams right now. Looking at the HT3 from Precision Racing or the 218-C from Kelford. Only gonna rev it to 6500ish for now but will send it to fark with a billet crank etc not far down the track.

 

Anyone got a spare 2 cents on the subject? All opinions welcome :)

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I know first hand of a recent 1500rwhp build that had to go back to a smaller cam to make the power, from what I know it basically had the biggest barra cam in there to begin with (stage 4 etc). Just like a NA cam you have to think about port velocity, is the head ported etc can it actually use the extra flow and not hurt velocity. Turbo's engines don't need really big big cams to make the power as we know. Bigger the cam the more boost and more rpm you will need just to get it off its arse.

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Sorry wouldn't let me add I would think about a custom cam and have a chat with some of the aussie companies or suppliers about its purpose. In most big V8 builds NA etc you won't usually see a off the shelf cam used. That's just my 2c

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