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 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 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 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 One
Introducing Project Bluebird, our attempt at the Performance Forums "13s
for $1300" challenge. Make sure you check out the whole series.
The idea is the buy and build a 13-second streeter for AUD$1300. It doesn't
have to be registered, just look like it could be. For all the rules check
out Performance Forums at:
Or you can check out the dicussions on the various contestants at:
Our plan is to lighten the car as much as we can, install a Nitrous fogger system, and a decent Exhaust, and a mini spool for the diff centre.
Of course there may be more happeneing, it all depends on how our budget
goes and what parts we can get. All the runs have to be done by the end of
Let me know what you think.
Scotty's Garage - Dad's Ute - Part 1
Hey guys, got a project on the go. I'm doing a restification on my Dad's
old VE Valiant utility - or ute as we call them down under. He left me the
ute when he passed away last year and I've decided to give it a tidy up.
These are based off the 67-72 A-body Dodge Dart floor pan and I'm bolting a
Chrysler big block into it and giving it a general tidy up before the big
Chrysler's On The Murray show next month.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Two
We get underway on Project Bluebird with some free weight reduction.
For those that don't know, the idea is to buy and build a car that can run
13 second quarter mile time for AUD$1300. It'll be harder than it sounds.
For all the details check out the 13s for $1300 section on Performance
You don't have to be a member to read, just to post.
Oh, and the reason for the Bluebird name is because it's a blue Ford Falcon
(and a Falcon is a bird) and I intend to race it on the salt one day (look
up Bluebird for it's relationship to salt lake racing).
Enjoy the project. More updates to come.
The music in the centre of the video was created by Kevin Macleod at:
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 Three
We started removing weight from our Project Bluebird last episode, but
that's just given us a taste for more, so we start pulling out more stuff
to make the Falcon even lighter.
We also get our hands on some dry ice to help strip the sound deadening
from the floor and have a little fun as well.
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.
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.
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
Seriously I need one of these things at home.
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