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 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 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 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 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.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Nine Part-3
I've hinted that we had some good news on our 13s for $1300 project and
this is the video where it all happens.
We lost a wheel on our car trailer heading home on Friday night so once we
got it all fixed on Saturday we decided to head out to the track again. We
discovered that we had turned the timing back too far for the Nitrous and that the bottle pressure was way too
low for the system to work properly. We still have the speed sensor issue
but we found that clicking the car into overdrive worked well enough on the
day but it's not something you want to do too often. We've already got a
better fix in the works. I'll post another vid explaining everything soon.
The project is not over yet.
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?
Scotty's Garage interview - REN-355 Supercharged VR Commodore
After almost 4 years in the build Josh Cotterill has finally fired up his
blown Chevy powered VR Commodore for the first time. Josh is well known
around southern NSW for doing some tough burnouts despite the old 304
Holden engine having no blower. Watch out now, because that blown 406ci
Chev combo is pretty tough and with Josh behind the wheel it'll be a sight
to behold on the track.
13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode Five
Now we get serious. Out comes the old Exhaust and in goes something a bit more free
flowing and lighter. The headers cost $230 and I got some Exhaust pieces thrown in for free. all easy to
fit up at home. Sorry that this video is a bit longer than usual but it was
pretty involved doing all this.
Hope your enjoy it. Subscribe for more videos and give the video a thumbs
up if you like it.
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.
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.