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13s For $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 14

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.


 


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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.





Don't Open The Hood - Just Don't do it!
If you need an explanation of why they like to have bonnets (hoods) on cars during burnouts then watch this video fight to the end. It's also the reason why I like to films cars until they leave the burnout pad these days. I can't count the amount of times I've turned the camer off and then the radiator or hose has let go.





Crazy V8 LAWN MOWER Hits the Dyno
Now here's something you don't see every day - a V8 Lawn Mower. The blower might be a fake but the 200rwhp is definitely real and it turns the tyres almost constantly. Seriously I need one of these things at home.





SPOT ON - Chassis Twisting 2JZ-Powered VL Wagon
This is Australia's quickest VL Wagon but it's not powered by a Nissan 3-litre like most other VL's, this one is sporting Toyota power with a hopped-up 2JZ under the bonnet. It's no slouch either. On Saturday it ran a PB of 9.8 before breaking the gearbox, they dropped another box in it and turned up the wick with the car going 9.2 at 150mph by the end of the day. It's still got the factory BW diff in it too.





Jamboree 2011 - Cool Cars, Hot Women
I decided to stick my head in for a look at Jamboree 2011 while on holidays in Queensland recently. Cool cars and hot women make this event a mandatory addition to everyone's event list. There's a couple little editing glitches in the video, but it took so long to render and upload, I decided to let them be.





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 :)





Blown Nova Goes 6.39 on 10.5 tyres
Frank Mamone's blown Chevy Nova is a wicked looking beast and it's got plenty of grunt to match. Lately he's been racing the Hemi powered Nova inn the 10.5 class and with some success too. He won at Sydney Dragway recent at the APSA Pro Street Shootout.





1000HP Ratrod Pick-up Fries the Tyres And Transmission
It's been a while since we've seen Denis Maloney's RatRod Dodge puick-up at a competition and that's because it was getting this new beast of an engine. Denis has just fitted this 1000hp+ 410ci Chrysler small block, complete with methanol injection. It's a crazy beast and more than a little scary. Halfway through the burnout you could tell the auto wasn't really happy and the back wheels weren't spinning they way they should have been, then the flames started and while I haven't confirmed this, I wouldn't be surprised if it was trans fluid causing the fire. Hopefully he'll get it all sorted soon.





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 (overdrive) . We haven't removed the speed limiter, we're just working around it.





National Burnout Masters Finals - Summernats 24
The Liqui-Moly National Burnout Masters at Summernats 24 was the most kick arse collection of burnout warriors ever seen in this country. It started with 18 cars which was quickly whittled down to just five contenders; Matt Power, Peter Gray, Steve Sines, Mick Brasher and Gary Myers. This video just shows a small part of each burnout in the top five, I'll post the whole of each individual burnout in the next couple days.





Front End Explodes Across the Finish Line
Imagine the shock Greg had when the front end of his Nitrous assisted Falcon disintergrated when he crossed the line at the recent Hardtop Nationals. But he didn't let that stop him; he continued to race the car throughout the afternoon and made it all the way to the final. Too Bad there was no prizemoney to buy a new front end.





Massive Engine Fire
Check it out! We managed to get up close and personal with this engine fire on Armondo Baker's VK at Gazzanats 2011. Fire we go with the external vision, then the on car vision and then throw it all together so you can see it all again. As the guy from Fantastic Four says - Flame On!





R33 Skyline Punches A Rod Out at Gazzanats
There's no doubt that Skylines are decent performance cars but every car has it's limits - as the owner of this R33 found out at Gazzanats. I've never seen a nearly complete conrod leave an engine before, usually they're broken in two.





Koenigsegg CCX in Sydney
Something a little different. Here's a bit of footage I shot of a Koenigsegg CCX at Motorex last year. They've got some impressive specs. Twin Supercharged 4.7-litre quad cam v8 806hp 0-100kph in 3.2sec 0-200kph in 9.8sec 0-300-0 in 29.2sec Top Speed of 395kph I want a ride. :)





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