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  • #18445
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    +1 for that, the quality of the fiberglass is unreal.

    #18472
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    Thanks for the positive replies,it’s been a longer process than i imagined,but hopefully it all comes together once tuned.

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    You and me both,maybe while yours is on the dyno we could hear that induction your talking about.

    This was a start up after 3 months, just minor blips of the throttle, but you can hear the induction.  At 7,000 its music, hopefully soon post up a vid with it spinning up on the rollers ;-)    Said before, I think its the variety of choice and approaches people take that make the car scene so interesting.

    https://www.facebook.com/vrsenator065/videos/680044532095522/

    #18480
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    Grow a pair and post some real videos.  :good:

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    :yahoo: :good: True. Some high def ones ha ha. Lol

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    Ill start.

    #18491
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    You and me both,maybe while yours is on the dyno we could hear that induction your talking about.

    This was a start up after 3 months, just minor blips of the throttle, but you can hear the induction. At 7,000 its music, hopefully soon post up a vid with it spinning up on the rollers Said before, I think its the variety of choice and approaches people take that make the car scene so interesting. https://www.facebook.com/vrsenator065/videos/680044532095522/

    Sounds like a couple of Mark 1 Escorts….Seriously though i can imagine the music it plays at 7k would be glorious,need to hear it on this latest dyno run.

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    Yep coming soon.

    #18875
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    Some small progress  and a few parts arrived this week so i thought i’d do an update.

    6mm W/M line has been run to engine bay and metering valve is installed.Need to run 4mm line and T fitting to complete supply line.Pump relay fitted and wiring routed into cabin.Still need to wire majority of the electrical.

    Had a 68mm core PWR radiator custom made to suit the changes for the blower and to get better cooling.Blown away by the quality and craftsmanship…as you would expect for the outlay.Took the time to get the AU thermos to mount neatly this time and after a quick check it looks like it should work out as planned.Trial fit of radiator also went well but will be a snug fit,especially after fans are in place around the idler pulley.

    Have wanted to fit a power steering cooler since it boiled itself  at a track day and i missed the majority of the sessions fixing the cap seal.This should fix that.Will mount it off the existing oil cooler.

    Finished templates for blower bracket support and are now at the engineers to be machined.This will give you an idea of what it will look like once complete.Cheers.

     

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    Nice. Looking the goods vs 355. Nice making the blower bracket support template out of timber??? Atleast you know it will be right.

    #18882
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    Nice work mate, coming together really well.

    #19609
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    Well,been a while since last update and i’m glad to be able to say it’s back on the road.Haven’t driven the ute for 18 months so it was good to get back behind the wheel if only for some short cruising.Everything is on and working except W/M,need to wire that up.This was the first time the new suspension had seen the road so after a quick string line,it showed about 15mm toe in both sides due to adj radius rods.Sorted that and it drove surprisingly well,its firm but the DMS set up rides the bumps really well especially with the 20″ wheels.Will have to get a wheel alignment and camber/castor check done soon.

    It hasn’t been tuned for the Vortech yet so it doesn’t like any decent throttle input,just bogs down and plays up….fair enough it’s not used to getting air forced down it’s throat. Also it is a tight fit with the cog drive,PWR radiator,AU fans and crank angle sensor wheel only leaving about 4mm clearance between idler pulley and fan shroud and that’s with a little work with the grinder.

    Anyway it’s finally coming together.Some pics.

    Need to get shroud made up for filter at some stage after it’s tuned.

    #19615
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    Looks mint mate.

    Many plan to shroud the intake pipe?

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    Beautiful. You should be really proud of this car. Gotta love a black VS ute  :wink:

    Be great to see how it turns out after a tune!

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    That has come up nice as

     

    well done

     

    4mm is heaps lol, I have 4mm clearances in front as well

    ice idea with the brace, I see mustang boys brace it to the strut top but back to engine is much better

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    #19624
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    Yea you must be happy with that, looks mint.

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    Tuff. Whats the plan with the intake pipe?

    Are you painting it?

    Looking awesome anyway vs 355 do you know what boost your running???

    #19637
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    Looks mint mate. Many plan to shroud the intake pipe?

    Thanks Cava.Yes definitely needs to be shielded from the stones/water run off as tyre is close when turned.

    Beautiful. You should be really proud of this car. Gotta love a black VS ute Be great to see how it turns out after a tune!

    Cheers.Yeh I’m keen to tune it asap.I want to feel the boost lol.

    That has come up nice as well done 4mm is heaps lol, I have 4mm clearances in front as well ice idea with the brace, I see mustang boys brace it to the strut top but back to engine is much better

    Had to come up with some idea to brace bracket as there was no room for the Vortech brace which works well but loads the crank snout even more,not good for my Harrop crank.Wouldn’t trouble your billet one.

    Tuff. Whats the plan with the intake pipe? Are you painting it? Looking awesome anyway vs 355 do you know what boost your running???

    Will get a coat of paint after it’s tuned.Just want to make sure it doesn’t need any clearancing etc once I can give it full throttle.Boost…not sure what it will make but it’s pullied for max impeller speed at 7000rpm.Was planning on 8 to 10 psi.If it makes more I might bring down rpm or give it more W/M.Comp is high at 10.1 with cast heads.

     

    #20752
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    Well, nearly 2 years later and dyno day has arrived.Took a couple of days off work to install injectors,re assemble ducting,mix W/M,oil change etc etc and cross fingers for dyno session.Also had a bloke out to mod plate all the area’s I’ve modified over the years including the blower,it was a long list…

    After a couple of hiccups including a Bosch to US car type injector adapter having no electrodes,and a carbon canister vacuum issue, the rest of the day went well.The only down side being i ran out of fuel pressure and couldn’t rev past 6000 rpm without lean out.We did think this may happen but the tuner thought we may get over the line with one 044 and low boost.Boost ended up more than i thought it would be.

    Original 400 hp aspirated line is at the bottom of the power runs.

    Power was around the mid 450 mark after a few runs and IAT temps were 76C.Turned on the spray and power dipped to 440 hp and AFR went rich by a full point.Pulled some fuel and added 2 to 3 degrees more timing.Next run went 492 hp and IAT temp dropped to 40C and ran out of fuel pressure….Room temp was around 31C.

    I’m thinking the car is close to it’s limit boost wise,the tuner doesn’t seem too worried about the extra revs and boost once fuel is sorted.Peak torque area was the concern.

    Have to say i’m pretty happy with the day’s results.The car is still punchy down low and just get’s stronger with revs.A custom blower cam and less comp would yield better numbers but it is what it is.

    I’m sure the lack of a intercooler is why i’m seeing good boost levels,traction is now a problem….again.

    I’m going to just drive it for a while instead of working on it and maybe sort out some extra fuel pressure over the xmas break.Get it back on the dyno and it will see over 500hp.That will do me.

    The finished engine bay.

    W/M tank surged like bitch before the wiffle balls.Played up with the tank level sensor.All good now.

     

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    #20759
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    Solid numbers mate, awesome.  +1 for driving it for a while  and enjoying it.  great stuff.

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