Here we go guys, the episode you've all been waiting for - Episode 14. We take the car for a run at Wilby, an 1/8th mile track in Northern Victoria, for a bit of fun and see if we can win a trophy. Hope you enjoyed the series. If I decide to keep the car I might do a few upgrades later on and see how much quicker we can make it, while keeping the budget low. Stay tuned though because after I tidy up the garage I'm going to start on my new project and it's going to be a big one.
Edit: as it turns out this wasn't the last episode so check out the next videos.
13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 15
Yep, we've pulled the Project Bluebird - 13s for $1300 Falcon out of the
shed again to see what it'll do on the Dyno. I wont spoil the results
by writing it hear, you'll have to watch the video to find out.
note: I discovered afterwards that the Nitrous bottle was almost empty which would have
made a huge difference to power.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 10
The road so far... and what's coming up next.
For those who haven't been following along, the whole idea was to build a
cheap drag car - something that could run 13-second quarter mile times for
under $1300. Well we've done that and there still more in the budget, so
now we're going for 12s.
13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 17
We take Project Bluebird, our $1300 race car, to Heathcote Raceway again to
see how it goes on the quarter mile after the lastest round of tweaks. The
budget still stands at $1249 and with two bottles of Nitrous at the ready we're trying for a 12sec
pass. Will we make it? Watch and see.
13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 16
After hitting the Dyno
last week we decided to head to the track again and see if we could improve
on our last effort. But we shaved a bit more weight off the car in the
meantime - another 43kg off the total.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 12
To fix the lazy shifts we've made a few mods the wiring harness of our
Project Bluebird so we can get the trans shifting a little harder. It takes
less than $20 of parts, a few wires, and a soldering iron to get the job
done. Hopefully it works on the track.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Nine Part-1
Now it's time to race!
Because of work Committments I wasn't able to fit the XR6 head, but that's
not to say I'm not going to fit it later. With the end of April fast
approaching I had to make sure I at least got some passes down the
dragstrip. And it was alot harder to get the car running fast than we
planned. But it's not all bad either, and that's why there is a Part-2
coming soon. Stay Tuned :)
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 13
Fitting the new speedo drive turned out to be surprisingly easy and it
should give us the extra leeway we need to make a full pass down the
quarter without hitting the speed limiter, or clicking it into 4th gear
We haven't removed the speed limiter, we're just working around it.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Eight Part-1
Here it is, the long awaited Part Eight of our 13s for $1300 project. But
unfortunately it's so big that I had to split it into two parts. This is
some seriously heavy duty tech and not recommended for the diy home
mechanic. I reckon you should leave this one up to the professionals.
Please remember, working on cars is dangerous, and this part is probably
more dangerous than most. This video is purely for entertainment purposes,
I take no resposibility if someone tries to copy what I've done and hurt
Scotty's Garage - Top Ten 2012
Here's the Top Ten videos from Scotty's Garage for 2012. These are the top
viewed videos from my channel this year as picked by you guys and girls.
So what's your favourite? And why? Or is there something you reckon that
should have made the list. Let me know in the comments section below.
BLWNLUX - World's Toughest Hilux
Forget the Top Gear Hilux. This has to be the toughest Toyota Hilux in the
world. Brett Battersby has jacked up this '87 Hilux and filled the engine
bay with 540 cubes of blown and injected big block Chev. Check out those
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Seven
Fitting the Nitrous kit is fairly
involved but we've covered most of the important stuff in this video.
Unfortunately I haven't been able to test it yet because I've got to go and
get some Nitrous to try. As usual,
enjoy the video and if you're trying any of this stuff at home please be
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Eight Part-2
The second part of our mini-spool and gear install. Fitting the mini-spool
is something that most competent home mechanics can do - the gears are
slightly harder. I had to cut some corners with the gear install so i'm not
showing everthing involved in the gear install, but suffice to say I think
you leave it up to the experts.
hope you enjoy the video, hopefully we'll get to race the car soon.