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    Love that colour gold would suit it
    I told them I once raced cars (total lie ) pissed them right off I will think of something bigger.

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    Blue car with white rims actually works very very well on a racecar...

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    Cheers for the positive comments and suggestions guys. I reckon I'll keep to the gold for now. Goes in to Scott on Thursday for a touch up on the dyno with some more boosts.

    *touches wood* on track for a January shake down at QR followed by a year of getting to learn how to drive it.
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    Call me before shakedowns, im keen for a few laps
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    So we had a good and bad day yesterday on the strainers.

    Nick & Shifty came down bearing gifts of skid rims. It looked pretty funny with the 15x6" on the back, half the width of the normal wheels. Unfortunately they didn't spigot properly on the Romac floaters so we couldn't use them.

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    Nick and I put the car on the hoist and dropped the flat rear floor. We then drained the tank, cleaned the prefilter and replaced the two other filters. One was completely blocked. Back on the slicks, looks like they'll need to be used on the dyno.

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    Anyways, Scott got to work on the 1s & 0s and it was certainly showing some promise. 414RWHP @ 16-16.5psi (gate pressure), plug gaps at 0.71mm. Wound 18psi into it and there was a slight miss. Plug gaps down to 0.4mm and 427HP @ 18psi resulted. Next run was @ 19.5 psi which resulted in 440RWHP. Video of this below. The last run was 25psi, got to about 6-6,500 and no boost. Check the cooler pipes, no issues. Pop the inlet off and we were greeted with blades...blades everywhere. Fark. Let go at 455RWHP and was looking to make 475ish when it let go.



    Ah well.
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    what type of turbo?

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    Did the cooler catch it or is the motor kaput?

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    Think the silicon caught most of it. But yeah the intercooler would have caught any stray bits. Most of the compressor blades were sitting in the turbo inlet still.






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    Solid numbers....decent new generation turbo and you'll have a weapon race engine on your hands there!
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    Yep, looks as if the cooler caught the strays. Pretty much whole blades siting in the inlet. We disconnected the oil line to the turbo and plugged up the feed to get it on the trailer. No loss of oil pressure, the motor sounds healthy and no evidence of shiny bits in the oil.
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    that sucks bud.

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    Oh man! Damn that sucks
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    I've had many gauges in cars. I always found the conrods react faster than a gauge.

    you can always hear them when they break and they stop the engine immediately so you can't do any more damage.

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    new power year ahead!

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    Well here's hoping we're going onwards and upwards. Pat (333PG333) is upgrading to an EFR 9180, so hoping his GTX3582 will be an ok fit. The 0.82 rear housing will stop the choking of the 0.63...only problem will be keeping power down for this gearbox.
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    Bad luck bud. Fucking cars. What turbo was on it? Glad it didn't go through the inlet.
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    The current turbo is a GT3576 with a 0.63 rear. Was rebuilt with a billet front wheel.
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    Jeez, got lucky there... nice power though

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    Ok, so just finished putting my new rims together. New rims were required due to the old ones being an egg and also not providing enough caliper clearance. So I ordered a pair of 16x10" from Whitehorse Industries who spin up custom outers; 2x4.5" inners and 2x5.5" outers to be used with my existing centers.

    As the rims are supplied undrilled and unsealed and these centers not having a locating dowel, I had Wheel Revolution drill, seal and machine a locating lip onto the centers for me. I then had the centers sandblasted to get rid of 25 years of various paint colours. A local mob did this for a carton of gold.

    I ended up choosing VHT "universal gold" engine enamel. Pretty happy with the way they've turned out. A couple of coats, new nuts and bolts and torqued them all down to 20ft/lbs. Done. Just have to get the slicks changed over.









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    This pic illustrates the difference in caliper clearance between the old and new rims.

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    Cars all back together with the turbo refreshed. I'm sick of spending money and this was the easiest and cheapest solution. And the fact is the car already has more then enough power for the gearbox and for the driver for the time being.

    This is what came out of the intercooler:


    So put the car up on stands to start checking it over before its next run.



    While changing wheels over on the dyno it was noticed two studs were a little mashed. Gave them a quick wire wheel and then just bashed nuts on them with full intention of replacing the studs after the dyno. So one was completely farked. I ordered 10 1/2 extra long studs. Found out today that they won't work. Fuck. The studs that are in there have a larger and longer knurl because of the floating axles. The knurl has 17.5mm diametre x 24mm long. Way bigger than anything off the shelf or from ARP. Fuck. So looks like 'll be doing the ring around tomorrow to try and find some. I'll give Geoff a call at Race Products, see what he uses in his floaters.

    After the studs it has to go back to Scott for another quick run on the dyno back at gate pressure; ~16psi. I'll get the slicks fitted up to the new wheels this week and will order some Speedflow fuel filters. I was hoping to be at the general practice at QR next Saturday, doesn't look like that will happen now.
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    Do "nice products" do a custom set?

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    I'm not sure if they do a custom jobbies, their catalogue didn't show anything close.
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    Refreshed turbo as in the same guy rebuilt it?
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    Affirmative. I was looked after.
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    The slicks have been swapped over to the new wheels. And good clearance is restored! Tighe Cams are also making me up some new wheel studs. I heart progress.
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    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

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    3" studs and closed ended nuts?
    "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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    Because thick hubs and floaters.
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    Could probably do with an extra 15-20mm length. In the studs as well. And then run open ended nuts.

    PS - the fronts run a completely different 1/2" stud.
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    Are you getting Dean to knock you up some spares?
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