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 Post subject: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Hello Everyone :)
Because of my love for the BA falcon :) And my thirst for more performance Im planning on Building up an engine. I'm Sadly still on my P Plates and will be on my opens july next year so i have some time up my sleeve to get this done (And saving because I'm only on a small wage)
I have bought an Engine Stand and am getting a Good Condition Barra motor from some localish wreckers on Friday hopefully! (They tell me they all have less than 150,000, however i don't see that this matters as im fully stripping her down?)
Only $220! (bare motor) Can't go wrong :D lol
Once the engine is done i will be getting a BA car I was thinking EX taxi? Unless there is a reason i shouldn't?

So Plan is for this to be turbo.
What can i do to this engine to get it tough and ready for a Turbo?
I have looked at Atomic Performance Parts and Nizpro
Havent worked out prices with Atomic yet but Nizpro Looks WAY out of my budget :) lol

So please guys any advice would be great :)
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:33 pm 
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I will be taking heaps of Quality Photo's and possibly some HD video as i just got a new camera :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:37 pm 
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This is the engine mount i got, Its supposed to be good for 550KGs or so :)
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:55 pm 
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atomic are not cheap either, be prepaired to spend over 10g.
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:58 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
atomic are not cheap either, be prepaired to spend over 10g.


I hope there may be some other alternatives out there :)
Thanks for letting me know :)
I will be happy with 500HP so i may not need to go to all the extremes That Nizpro and Atomic have :)
Cheers mate

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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:00 pm 
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you chasing 500hp from the engine or at the wheels???
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:01 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
you chasing 500hp from the engine or at the wheels???

Im not too sure yet at the wheels would be nice. But i will see how i go.
I am still learning along the way and want to do a big write up for people as i get along as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:05 pm 
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in turbo form you can get 500hp at the engine from a stock bottom end,
500hp at the wheels is going to need a decent bottom end eg rods and pistons ect...

n/a, be willing to spend 20g to get that sort of power....
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:09 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
in turbo form you can get 500hp at the engine from a stock bottom end,
500hp at the wheels is going to need a decent bottom end eg rods and pistons ect...

n/a, be willing to spend 20g to get that sort of power....


I'm looking into it :)
Its a project for me to do over 1-2 years so we will see how i go i suppose :)
500HP at the engine might be what i will have to go for. However im Looking online and still think i might upgrade pistons and conrods :)
Still allot of research to do :)
Thanks for letting me know!

 

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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:32 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
in turbo form you can get 500hp at the engine from a stock bottom end,
500hp at the wheels is going to need a decent bottom end eg rods and pistons ect...

n/a, be willing to spend 20g to get that sort of power....


From looking into it more, i think i will aim for around 400kw at the wheels.
:) thanks

 

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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:45 pm 
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jakebox wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
in turbo form you can get 500hp at the engine from a stock bottom end,
500hp at the wheels is going to need a decent bottom end eg rods and pistons ect...

n/a, be willing to spend 20g to get that sort of power....


From looking into it more, i think i will aim for around 400kw at the wheels.
:) thanks


thats around 530rwhp, which works out approx 650+hp at the engine, big money will need to be spent.... :)
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:47 pm 
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why dont you start with a Turbo short motor and tuffen that up!
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 Post subject: Re: BARRA 182 PERFORMANCE REBUILD
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:48 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
jakebox wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
in turbo form you can get 500hp at the engine from a stock bottom end,
500hp at the wheels is going to need a decent bottom end eg rods and pistons ect...

n/a, be willing to spend 20g to get that sort of power....


From looking into it more, i think i will aim for around 400kw at the wheels.
:) thanks


thats around 530rwhp, which works out approx 650+hp at the engine, big money will need to be spent.... :)


I think it will be worth it :D
And over a couple years that much money doesn't seem like too much, I think i can get away with it and the Missus won't get mad :D haha

I just need to decide what parts im going to go for. Decide what i can make myself and what i will need to buy. And go from there :)

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:49 pm 
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Mont5.0 wrote:
why dont you start with a Turbo short motor and tuffen that up!

Is there much difference between the N/A and the Turbo? From what i understood only Pistons and cam?
I might be wrong here :)
Cheers,

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:26 pm 
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jakebox wrote:
Mont5.0 wrote:
why dont you start with a Turbo short motor and tuffen that up!

Is there much difference between the N/A and the Turbo? From what i understood only Pistons and cam?
I might be wrong here :)
Cheers,

If your building an engine doesnt matter what block you start with, at the end of the day its getting pistons rods rings aftermarket cams springs ect for the boosted application,

 

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