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    Very good results from its first outing tonight now to turn her up

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    Apart from not being able to get it out of the hole faster than granny driving her camry away from the lights the car went well. 4th pass 8.95 @ 152.

    First pass was abit hairy, the chute didnt deploy and get tangled in the bars, you run out of road down the deep end very fast at 150 mph.

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    Had a few issues, setup problems etc that weve been ironing out. Im also starting on a iron block for this thing.

    Last time i went to sydney we ran a 8.71@160 and a few mid 6 passes at Gunnedah. Im planning on racing the T&T in sydney on the 29th, see if i can get that 160mph to reflect in the ET correctly.

    Current car weight is just over 2600 lb.

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    Wow! Can't believe I missed this. Nice work sticking with it.

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    Went to the track championships on saturday, same tune as the 8.71 pass, a more aggressive 2 step setup, some chassis changes, and some new tyres.

    Bitch is fast. Like properly fast. 8.67@157, 8.55@159, 8.55@159. I got knocked out first round on a -0.013 red light, but you get that on the big jobs!

    Australias fastest SBE LS, and we still have no power in it. I am going to modified live on sat night to race in the Grudge Kings shootout, Im making a small bar adjustment(preload), and more power. See where we end up!

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    Well to say this escalated is a bit of an understatement! Crazy...in a good way
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshy View Post
    Its a borgy S475. Our green vn racecar has a s480 on it and runs 8.60's on a stock L98. So thats the aim, ill be forging this motor straight up. Aim is 600-700 at the wheels. One turbo should be sufficient amd simple to setup. Just going to have to make some headers, exhaust can go up and out the bonnet again.
    Any more details on this?

    I bet you miss the SR

    Awesome results, well done!
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    8.5 over the 1/8th mile is awesome in a 1600....wait what!
    Solid effort!

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    It Places the lotion in the basket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALLMTR View Post
    Any more details on this?

    I bet you miss the SR

    Awesome results, well done!
    This is 2SKID

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYMC_DVOHPg

    Do not miss the SR at all, i dont have to worry about it on the start line, i know it will leave, i dont have to wait forever for boost to come up on the step, it just works.

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    The italics mean I was being sarcastic.
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    I know mate, but it is the best thing i ever did. The stock motor will go back in the VH soon, I have a LSX, and a callies crank on its way for my car.

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    What box is in the commodore? (Hard to hear it on that vid). Any under bonnet pics?
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    It was a stock planetry powerglide, which has since given up on life. Just waiting for the owner to gain some enthusiasm and buy a gearset lol. Ill see what I can find.

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    8.47@160, not much seemed to change, still picks and carries the front left, but doesnt try to drive me into the wall anymore. Which is pretty mint.

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    One of the photos from cackling pipes from last sat night. Was good fun and the car is behaving itself.

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    Great shot!

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    Went out to the test and tune, all 3 passes were 8.43@161.

    Car is trying to drive to the right again, so need to invest some time there, but we will work it out.

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    Looked good yesterday, really smooth
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Thanks Chuck,

    We went out to Grudge kings yesterday to try to jump out of the 8.43 rut we got stuck in last time. We made 6 passes, with the best ET being a 8.301, and best MPH was a high 163. We suspected we had hurt it after the 4th pass, cleaned it up, and figured if it was hurt we should turn it up more. The next pass was waaaay too hot on the start line and we lit it up out of the hole, a quick pedal and it still went over 160 mph.

    We spent a lot of time trying to get it to drive straight, with adjustments being made in the back after each pass, and it slowly improved. We added rear steer, adjusted spring preload, and wheelie bar heights to get it to a point where on the last pass of the day it was almost dead straight. The car had some work done after last outing with the anti roll and did what we could to scale the car (thanks to Slides).

    The motor that is in it will come out now, inspected, freshened and will go into the VH. I am working on the LSX, but have some bills to pay first, so I don't expect to run again this year. I also want to convert to external oil pump, and mechanical fuel pump while I am going. If anyone sees a intake manifold that takes 16 injectors that isn't $4500 let me know.

    I am also really considering going over to DBW for the LSX, just to make life a little easier and use some functions out of the elite.

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    Mark Wilkinson Video from the day:


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    Some more stuff happened. Lsx is on its way, new 16 injector intake manifold too. Sorry about thr shitty dark pic of the manifold.

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    Should chirp 2nd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogsballs View Post
    Should chirp 2nd!

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    Yeah, thats if the new concrete'd iron block hasnt broken the front of the car off

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    Thanks Aaron, its all back in the car for now, just got to work out the external oil pump mount, and enderle fuel pump cable drive, terminate the engine harness, and re plumb it all up.

    You have given me a thought that the datsun cross member is only held in with 4x 10mm bolts to the otherside of the chassis(2 each side), may look at doing something there.

    edit: maybe time for a front engine plate to help support it.

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    Ooooh nice, when are you heading back out to the track?
    "Reacher figured if he could put that drivetrain in some battered old sedan body, then that would be his kind of car"

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshy View Post

    You have given me a thought that the datsun cross member is only held in with 4x 10mm bolts to the otherside of the chassis(2 each side), may look at doing something there.

    edit: maybe time for a front engine plate to help support it.
    Yep, get mallaby onto it.

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    I think we have overcome my concerns about the crossmember. We drilled and crush tubed the chassis on the sides, and plated the whole thing back into that point. Also some bracing on the underside to assist with deflection. Motor is back in the car, and progressing again.


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    Now for sale as a roller, no motor, box or electronics, rest of it as is - 27k.

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    How come mate? Going to a newer chassis car or more street & strip orientated car.

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