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    What was your old best laptime?

    Clever conversion BTW. Good stuff.
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    Shit, Adam, I hadn't clicked that the VL at Sandown on the weekend was you.
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    Glad to hear you had a mostly trouble free day

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    Thats well spotted , you didnt have anything to do with the mega 260z by any chance?
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    That Z-car was pure automotive porn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiser View Post
    Shit, Adam, I hadn't clicked that the VL at Sandown on the weekend was you.
    Just spectating or driving? , come say hello next time Kaiser.

    My best lap time is a 1.26.2 in the 308 and i feel that this combo as is will/might go a mid 25 . Im back to sandown sunday week to have another play using the same combo just a few small suspension tweaks to get it to turn in better.
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    I was in group 4 with the other slow pokes. Silver WRX with black rims, I said hello early on before scrutineering.
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    Had another day out at sandown a couple weeks ago and had a chat to DJ345 a PF member who was belting his budget build AE82 on the same day for some fun , always good to find fellow PF's around.

    Car ran essentially the same set up as the first track day as im playing around with the suspension settings and getting no impprovements atm . The lighter LS1 has made this thing a dog as its just really slow to turn in especially slower corners and hasnt got any balance or confidence in it . Doesnt have any corner speed and wants to lock front brakes very easily .

    Also had some high speed walking under full noise which is new but worked out a day later that the mighty LS1 had ripped one of the upper control arm bushes hence the high speed weave.

    Im changing the front springs from 580's to 500's next event and refitting the std rear sway bar and having a play with toe to find some sort of happy medium before the PI six hour in august .

    Have a new toy also to fit :


    Picked it up of Ebay after plenty of failed bids in the past , HP 750 in excellent condition for half what new price is and will fit it in a few weeks along with a quick tune to sort out a odd back fire at 5500 rpm which has appeared . Hoping to see 230 rwkw with this puppy .

    Had flirted with an EFI set up


    But value for money it doesnt benefit my particular set up .

    Needed a H/Duty tow bar for the VE , under $300 from holden 2.1 t here i come .Easy fit too.


    How easy it to remove the rear bar , fantastic and fitted in 30 minutes.


    Dont mind the chev badge , i thought it was cool but its not and ive now got no badge and a lip spoiler on it.

    Have towed with the VE a few times now and must say for all the short comings this is mega out on the highway , its just too easy its got plenty of low down and handles the weight with ease . Ive used a few different trailers now and the one in this pic whilst being a excellent trailer ways a fricken tonne ( literally ) , the other one i use is 600kg and the difference in driving is huge .



    Next event is winton then a PIARC day to tune in for the 6 hour .

    adam
    Last edited by adamRSLC; 07-06-09 at 04:27 PM.
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    awesome stuff mate!!
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    not doing Sandown with WRX club in couple of weeks?

    I wouldn't change rear bar until you play with front settings properly, sounds like you need softer front OR stiffer rear spring rate
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    Im skipping the next wrx sandown ( too much work on atm )even though they are a very well run event compared to a few other clubs ive tried . Theses a holden day in july ill go too.

    Are you dragging out the BM for that day?

    Im thinking its got too much front spring so will go with that first and winding on the castor as the lighter LS1 has freed up the steering a fair bit. Its got 350 in the rear with no sway bar so ill leave that and throw a small bar on it for some R&D .

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    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    yep, giving the M3 a run this sunday at IP day at haunted hills, and WRX club sandown event in 2 weeks is also a round of BMW clubs championship, so I'll be there too
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    Looks like the LS1 has carked it on the dyno today , sounds like a big end bearing for number five cylinder is gone . Last track day it had a big missfire/banging noise in the last session at only 5500rpm , no lower no higher in the rev range . Wasnt to fussed , fitted new carby and re dynoed today made an easy 230 rwkw then got noisey on idle and then noisey everywhere .

    Removed rocker cover and cyl head looks fine but has a consistant miss on the cylinder but even compression , the extractor for that cylinder also doesnt heat up like the others.

    Have stumbled on a rebuilt LS2 6l ( short ) and was wondering if i can use my heads on it and what if any mods are required ?.

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    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    spuewing mate

    check coil packs and injectors first

    yes your heads will bolt straight on
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    fuck im a dumb cunt....

    ignore the injector comment... LOL just check coil
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    Yep checked coils / plugs and also valve springs/rocker gear .Its doenst sound like my old 308 when it spun a bearing but something is not happy down their!!.

    adam

    Thanks for the info on the heads , so the 4 inch bore of the LS2 is fine with the LS1 heads? .
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    they are the same heads

    definatly soounds like something not right, probably missing a side off a piston
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    ive seen a couple of ls1s spin lifters in the lifter guide with similar symptoms. usually fucks the cam, lifter and lifter bore as well after trying to get it out. spin the engine over with the rocker covers off, you can usually see the "steppy" action of the stuffed one.

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    okay big day spent on it and have got it going again!! , plenty of things checked and re checked and will post after winton on saturday

    adam
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    Your going to Winton this WE?

    See you up there

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    what are you driving ill come say hi.

    adam
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamRSLC View Post
    okay big day spent on it and have got it going again!! , plenty of things checked and re checked and will post after winton on saturday

    adam
    Woot great news. See you at Winton!
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    Good news Adam and good luck at Winton.

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    Was a good Saturday at Winton - even if it was farkin cold...

    Was good to meet Adam & Kaiser.
    Adam - had a trouble free weekend!
    The VL went hard & didn't miss a beat

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    so the engine wasn't farked afterall, or did you rebuild it the other day?

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    Not a big enough skid on the starting grid of the supersprint Adam.

    He put the 650 back on it. From what I remember, sounds like the jets on the other carby need to be replaced.
    Last edited by Kaiser; 19-07-09 at 02:51 PM.
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    Heard someone binned their car, any details? (I had a few mates racing, hope it was none of them!)

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    Peoples , yep a good day and ill explain the engine thing first .


    The 750HP i got of fleabay , seems to have had the metering blocks played with ( not confirmed yet ) as no way to control idle mixtures which resulted in huge overfueling , enough to put out the fire in cyl 5 which when at idle speed was causing a knock in the big end for that cylinder .

    Refitting the old 650 which runs fine on idle mixtures placed enough load on the cylinder to make the noise disapear , its not a fix but it allows me to plug along for a little longer and its obviously not a healthy engine.

    Next thing is to pull apart the HP and work out whats been tampered with , but when it did do a power run it picked up 80nm at 2000rpm onwards and maybe another 10rwkw .nice.

    Sean PM me for details.

    Day went quite well , first session was needed to clear the plugs up a little as i didnt have a new set to put in but after a couple of laps it seemed happy and i turned it to 6k all day with no probs. Set a new PB at 1.39.6 for winton and its the first time the LS1 has beaten the old 308 set up , corner exit is a prob as the torque is making the diff peg leg something fierce now and im not exactly interested in waiting for the car to level up before planting it so after the PI 6 hour it'll get a minispool in it to sort out that issue .

    WRX club day was ran perfectly , quick change overs and plenty of laps available . Its really the benchmark for clubs atm as ive sampled some different clubs lately and its miles ahead in organastion .

    Always good to catch up with PF members and lurch popped over to say hello while helping his team of datto boys and kaiser who is about to remove his brant alarm and turf it down the hume as it shut him off during a timed session! .

    PI 6 hour is next and ill be concentrationg on making this car easier to drive , gear shift is too short and seating isnt correct for me and needs changes stat . This T56 is a real bitch to select gears , needs to be man handled especially down the box and isnt easy while trying to balance a sliding car with the brakes pinned to the floor , ill try a longer shifter and play with the clutch master sizing to make it easier.

    adam
    Sandown 1.23.31
    Calder 1.05.76
    Phillip Island 1.47.95
    Winton 1.33.30
    H/Hills hill climb 1.03.3(FG XR6T)
    Bathurst 2.47.49

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    Adam - PM coming. I see Budge went a stoker too. Battle of the Commos Mk V I see!!!

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    Budge was running in a brand new engine, and his diff gave up the ghost mid way through the day.

    My Brandt problem manifested on the second fucking lap of the first timed session. Lost all power coming out of turn 1 and just had to guide the comatose car off the track out of potential harms way. Started up ok when the chequered flag came out, but it threw me completely for the rest of the day, so I basically sucked.

    Didn't help that I was having surging problems even with an in tank anti-surge setup in the last session either.

    The collision was in the second supersprint in the esses leading on to the start finish line, when a GC8 RA STi locked up his brakes and turned off the track the wrong way (went left instead of right) and collided with the car in front of him (a piggy STi).
    Sparta, Rome, The Knights of Europe, the Samurai. They worship strength, because it is strength that makes all other values possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNick View Post
    Heard someone binned their car, any details? (I had a few mates racing, hope it was none of them!)

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    Was a good day, was some unfortunate luck for a couple of people.

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