80 series Land Cruiser vs Mitsubishi L300 van vs Ford Ranger at Articulator
Seems everyone had a bit of a struggle here at "the Articulator" today.
Every time it is a bit different and this time it looked easier than ever.
But it wasn't. A few stones are so placed that there are steep bits with
hardly any grip. Easy to bounce a bit when going too fast and then you will
just slide sideways.Next time I am going to dust off those stones with a
broom and see if that helps a bit :-)
Toyota Hiace V8 turbo Van
Bert Willemsen's Toyota Hiace transport Van has run a best time of
8.9-seconds at 154mph over the quarter mile. Power comes from a Garrett turbocharged small block Chev 383ci LT1 V8
engine equiped with a dry ice Intercooler and MoTeC fuel injection.
Drive is through a ProTrans Powerglide and Pro 9in rear end. The engine is
mounted under the driver.
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Mitsubishi Press Conference - Geneva 2015
See the Mitsubishi Motors press conference from Geneva 2015 in full,
including the European unveiling of the new L200 and the global premier of
the XR-PHEV II concept car.
Mitsubishi L300 VR4 Turbo Van Drag Racing at Meremere Dragstrip, New Zealand
Night speed drag wars @ Fram Autolite Dragway, Meremere, New Zealand.
First time down the track in 6 years. Old PB was 14.8.
Managed a 14.3. Its a start.
Engine: Stock 2L 4g63 DOHC turbo, from a
1991 Mitsubishi VR4
510cc Evo3 Injectors
ECU: Stock VR4 ECU with a MapECU2 piggyback
Greddy Profec B Electronic Boost
turbo: TD05H with 20g wheel (Evo3
38mm Tial Wastegate
Gearbox: Standard 2L L300 (5 Speed Column Shift)
Heavy duty standard clutch
Wheels/Tyres: Diezel Drift 17x8 Rims
235/45 Toyo R888 semi slick tyres
Diff: 2L LWB L300 housing/axles/diff head modified to an LSD.
Tuned by Glen Suckling, GDS Automotive Ltd