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.
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.
WILD XB Coupe Smokin' at Gazzanats 2011
One of several cars that made the trip over from Western Australia to
Adelaide for Gazzanats, this XB Falcon coupe showed that the WA guys can
deliver just as well as the eastern staters. Form the overseas viewers you
might recogonise the body shape as the same model car they used in the Mad
Max films. Who doesn't love a blown Falcon Coupe?
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.
REN355 Carves IT UP at UBC3
Josh Cotterell loves smoking it up in his VR sedan, so much so that he's
fitted a blown 406ci Chevy to his Commodore. HE's pretty good at it too,
but unfortunately not long after this burnout he snapped the crank at
Wilby. He's rebuilding it now, stronger than ever.
Australia's Quickest Nitrous Car - Wilson/Kryger Camaro
Edit: It's been pointed out there might be a couple of quicker Nitrous cars in Australia but regardless this car
is pretty impressive so I'll let the title stand.
I'm pretty sure this is Australia's quickest Nitrous car, although if I'm wrong someone will
let me know.
With a monster motor and massive gas kit the car runs some seriously quick
times considering it's only on 10.5 rubber. It's still early days for the
black Camaro, owned by
Johnny Wilson and Simon Kryger, who knows how fast they'll get it going?
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.
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
0-100kph in 3.2sec
0-200kph in 9.8sec
0-300-0 in 29.2sec
Top Speed of 395kph
I want a ride. :)
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.
VLGOD is a Seven Second Screamer
VL turbo Commodores are a uniquely
Aussie creation and wickedly fast with the right mods. With a 3-litre
straight six (RB30) and a factory single turbo they do okay but these days with RD30 block
and massive roller bearing race turbos
they are pretty awesome. Check out the flames from the pipes on the
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.