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.
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.
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
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.
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. :)
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.
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
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?
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?
NUMNUTZ - Who Needs a V8?
Not Adam Slorach, that's for sure. He takes it to the big V8's with his
little 202ci Holden six and shows them how it's done.
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.
Wagon Westoration - Part 1
With Chryslers on the Murray - Australia's Biggest Mopar Show - just around
the corner I thought I'd get the old wagon out of the shed and get it ready
for rego. Should be a bit of fun and hopefully it'll be a nice cruiser for
my wife and kids to enjoy.