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thought would do a little update on the car, we had the car all ready to fire it up. we started cranking it over on the starter (no plugs in) a few weeks ago, oil pressure came up straight away which was happy about, then a couple seconds later we see some coolant come shooting out of cylinder 7 spark plug hole and pooling up on the piston (i was asked if i wanted piston cooling not what i thought it meant 😆 ), was a little pinhole in the head, exhaust side between 7 & 8, fortunately, it happened now and not running down the track. so it’s put us a step back but once the heads all repaired will be ready to startup again.
shame, it’s taken off big time in the US and some regard it as the best class ever. would have thought the same would have happened here.
i don’t think the prizemoney $’s have anything to do with it. i think Khain summed it up best, alot of the guys don’t give a toss about championships points or winning races it’s about just going out there and having some funs. a guaranteed 5-6 passes for $150 u can’t go wrong 😉November 28, 2012 at 12:28 am in reply to: Thankyou to Our Mechanics,Car buildersFabricators & Crew.. #11708
on behalf of Joe and myself we would like to say a big thank you to the APSA and Sydney Dragway for putting on a fantastic show. Joe had a frontrunner blowout after the 2nd qualifier and he kissed the wall, so we decided to pack up and take the car home and come and watch the fellow racers. not even damaging the car could put a dampener on what a great day out it was. and what a fantastic show was put on by the APSA, not only was it great to watch but everything seemed to go soooo smoothly so well done to Ray and the rest of the Sydney Dragway staff. we were didn’t leave the seats from about 2pm till it all finished. we race at alot of events but the APSA ones are the ones we look forward to the most, it’s a completely different atmosphere, everything seems to be alot more relaxed and laid back.
thank the boys that came out to help Norm @ Northmead Auto Centre, George and Justin. plus the rest of the boys that help and couldn’t make it out on the day Elliott, Keith, Danny, Grayson.
Mario Teuma for doing all the chassis work on the car, we always get compliments on how well the car leaves the line and how straight it goes and alot of shocked faces when they realise it’s still on leaf springs. it’s because of Mario’s work and input over the last 20 years that has helped us achieve that.
Jake Bain (Bain Racing) and Greg McDonald (GO-MAC Race engines) their combined effort under the bonnet, with all the fab work, engine speccing and building along with the tuning of Vince Rigoli (V&E Rigoli) has given us a little motor that has done 100’s of passes and 10’s of 1000’s of km of driving without even needing a freshen up (well it hasn’t so far, dunno how long it can go :lol:), i’m serious when i say all we have done with the motor in that time is check the head studs once and they hadn’t moved. you guys have surpassed anything that we wanted to achieve with this engine.
Norm @ Nothmead Auto Centre, what can you say about Norm, without a doubt the best Pro-Street gearbox builder in the country, he has treated us more like a brother than a customer. we do over 100 passes and 10000km of street driving a year, we take it in for it’s service and the box is still like new. he has never steered us wrong and we know to listen when Norm says to do something he says to do it for a reason 😀
also thank the media, guys like
Mark @ http://www.fpv.net.au
Luke @ http://www.fullboost.com.au
Grant and Hayley from Cackling Pipes
and all the other media for coming out, it’s fantastic especially when you crew or race and miss out on most of the racing to come home and see pics or video’s up of ur own car and of everyone else racing, thanks guys u are very much appreciated.
we are looking forward to 2013, we are hoping to travel to all the APSA events with the Capri and the new Outlaw 10.5 and have funs with all u guys.
the new list is up, fantastic list of contestants.
a couple steps closer on the 10.5 car, thrown a new coat of paint on her (yet to do the bonnet and front clip) very happy with the end result, PPG looked after us and provided us with a satin black they made up from the PPG Defleet Evolution (commercial paint used on trucks, jet planes etc) unfortunately won’t make Sydney, car will be out before the end of the year testing for 2013.
congrats PJ, car is getting quicker each time you get out there.
fantastic pics, thanks for posting!
happy all the electrics in the car are done, so close to firing up and going out to get my ass handed to me in 10.5 😀
another step closer, all the wiring is done. just need to put on a few sensors and finish the panel/paintwork and it’s start-up time. little budget baby quad cam V8 coming out to play with the big boys in 10.5 very soon 😀
electrician ran a check on everything and is 100% communicating with ECU, very very happy 😉 just need to calibrate the Racepak dash with the Motec ECU
keep the weight rule as it is, nothing wrong with how it is now. when there is 20+ cars racing in OTF each shootout maybe consider something then.
^^^^ 100% agree. 1/4 on 1/4 tracks, or 1/8 on a 1/4 track if it is unsafe at the time (dewy etc). Outlaw 10.5 is the premier class of the APSA. it would be funny for a spectator seeing the most advanced and dearest cars in the APSA race 1/8th to save money 😆
Thats looking great mate. Looks very close to finished!!!!!
thanks mate, yeah i picked it up from GrooveRyders the other day, just got to finish off the electricals, some plumbing, few other little odd jobs, give her a quick lick of paint and she is good to go, fingers crossed if all goes to plan 4-6 weeks should be up for tuning.
Why doesnt the throttle body come straight out of the plenum? does it go under and fire straight up at the plenum roof?Its quite an interesting lookin swan!!
from the other 281ci. racer in the club…RTCTTFMF’s
great to see another 4.6 guy out there, what u got happening with your 4.6?
it’s how Accufab designed the intake manifold they found that was the best way, yeah it enters thru the bottom and goes underneath and shoots out up top at the back. the Accufab Mustang has the same intake manifold setup. Accufab has done alot of R&D on it, they are running 6.0@237mph with a little 281ci & twin 80mm turbo’s pumping 50psi so it definitely works 😆
to save a little on maintenance and running costs the car will be run on E98 ethanol, we will only be pumping 30psi max and work our way up to 35-38psi, not having an intercooler and ethanol not having the cooling effect that methanol does, we are going to slowly creep up on it and see how it goes. confident these new Precision turbo’s will produce produce some decent power.
Not bad hey…..
Do we know the weight of the car Paul ????
i don’t know exactly, i know it’s been 7.7@180mph+ @ 3550lbs that was with 72mm turbo’s. i believe he was still at that weight has only changed to twin 80’s but i could be wrong. think he puts like 400lbs of ballast in the car to run in his class. even if it was at 3100lbs that is still hammering 😉
Ryan Jones ran a 7.25@197 with his Nova on 275’s this weekend at the NMCA West event
goes to show just what sort of times and MPH are achieveable on that tyre. it’s a SBC 406ci with Twin 80mm turbo’s.
popped in to GrooveRyder’s today to see James n check the car out, it’s looking pretty horn 😆
with this new intake pipe setup gives a car a much meaner and tuffer look than before 😈 the perfect match for the sexy new Precision Turbo’s!
looks a bit like an upside down Dodge symbol :lol