Fordmods Logo

Dorman's AU, the au saga is over, new car. 

 

Page 1 of 9 [ 131 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

 
 Post subject: Dorman's AU, the au saga is over, new car.
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 6:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

hey guys just a tad bored so thought might do a build thread.

We got the AU in 2003 when my older brother was learning to drive, wanting a manual mum brought this AU, factory 5sp.

my other brother also learnt to drive in it and me being the last i got it.

was stock then other then a set of 17in AMG wheels...oh how things change.

1st mod was the exhaust as the old one broke off when we were attempted to cut out the ressy and weld a pipe in there, got a red back 2.5 cat back 1 muffler and hotdog ressy, at the same time put some lukey extractors...people say there rubbish, but they sounded mean also had a ba xr6t snorkle
Attachment:
19012009(003).jpg

Attachment:
19012009(001).jpg

got dyno'd at 117rwkw at this point with needing a service...prob silly idea to get it when i did :P

stayed like this for a while and then saw a set of 20" wheels on ebay cheap as so i got them and put them on and looked like this
Attachment:
4wd.jpg

any after to many safari snorkle jokes i lowered it with supers in the rear and ultras up front but still sits a tad lower in the bum :( how it looks there.
Attachment:
lowered.jpg

i had heaps of trouble with the bush falling out from the selector cup in the shifter so it gave me the excuse to purchase a monza billit short shift....there great!!!!

next was the addition of the extractors shown in show us your pipes for those who havent seem them
Attachment:
extractors.jpg


now sitting on the 17s again waiting for me to get off my bum and paint them with DNA paints.
i have a vct head that im going to get ported and polished with a stage 3 cms cam stuck between the rockers.

any coments welcome or ideas.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Last edited by DormanAU on Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:05 pm, edited 18 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:04 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

here is the short shifter
Attachment:
shifter.jpg

heres just a little something i have been piecing together
Attachment:
22122009.jpg

and also the rocker cover if painted up for the VCT head
Attachment:
vct rocker 1.jpg


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

have been installing 2 aftermarket gauges infront the shifter, the oil pressure and oil temp.

being a right royal pain, the pressure gauge drops to 0 with the lights on and the temp doesnt work when the car is started but turn it right off and turn it back on acc it works, sits on about 55deg.

these days the car is running roof racks as i love kayaking but they dont fit in the boot :P
will be romoved in the winter as the water is way to cold which sucks.

comments welcome. also gippy members should start a regular cruise

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:51 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 3406

Joined: 7th Feb 2005

Ride: AU2 Ute

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Try earthing the gauges on the motor near the sensors.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

earth the gauge units near the sensors? would that make much difference? at the moment its earthed off the dash brace

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

in response for ram air thead....the semicircle cut was where i used a bit of poly pipe like in an autospeed article, then made this one
Attachment:
22032009(001).jpg

bugs are also and issue

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:35 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 122

Joined: 19th Nov 2009

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR6, 2003 BA XR8

Location: Traralgon South
VIC, Australia

DormanAU wrote:
also gippy members should start a regular cruise



also agree to this^^^, we do need more cruizes down this way, would give me more insentive to stop drinkin so much alcohol haha.

 

_________________

98%of city drivers will say ''holly s**t'' befor going into a ditch in a snowstorm and 98%of country drivers will say ''hold my beer and watch this''

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 10826

Joined: 17th Apr 2005

Gallery: 34 images

Ride: BF MK11 XR 6 TURBO ZF 6spd

Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
NSW, Australia

new rims great.. dumpage now 1 billion percent better! :lol:

 

_________________

Todd: Nurse, suction.
Nurse: The patient's not even here yet.
Todd: I know.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GQpRYRcAiA

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

yeah had to dump it, people at tradeschool picked on me...said i should get a snorkle and take it bush :P

installed my gauges today and the temp gauge plays up. works on acc but when i turn the car on it goes spastic and doesnt work. so i put it on a switch and still doesnt work :( any ideas

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

heres the gauges, still trying to get them working, going to my local autobarn where i got the gauges from and get there opinion.

You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:41 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 122

Joined: 19th Nov 2009

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR6, 2003 BA XR8

Location: Traralgon South
VIC, Australia

is it the oil presure gauge?, a mate had the same problem with the ones we put in his vl, had to get a new gauge, if not just double check your wiring, always helps.

cheers,
Tomo

 

_________________

98%of city drivers will say ''holly s**t'' befor going into a ditch in a snowstorm and 98%of country drivers will say ''hold my beer and watch this''

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:42 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 41

Posts: 4629

Joined: 23rd Nov 2006

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 5.0 AU's and 5.0 Maverick

Power: 139 rwkw

Location: Sydney West
NSW, Australia

You havnt hooked the ignition feed to your guages up to a data line by accident have you?

 

_________________

xr6turnip wrote:
More people paid for a ride in a VT commodore then an AU Falcon so the VT is superior.
Based on that fact my Mum is the best around!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

the power runs off the the ciggy lighter and i can get both gauges to work, oil pressure with car on and no lights on, oil temp with car turned right off then onto acc and it works.

whats got me stumped is they work sometimes and not others

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:50 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 584

Joined: 4th Apr 2010

Ride: AU falcon

Location: toongabbie
VIC, Australia

ed xr6 speed i went to school with you...hung out with dinga all the time?

 

_________________

Au factory 5sp, rolling on 20'z, full custom extractors, redback cat and back. has a new motors, only 27,000ks

Welcome to Toongabbie motorsports :P

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Dorman's AU
Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:57 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 26

Posts: 122

Joined: 19th Nov 2009

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: 1994 ED XR6, 2003 BA XR8

Location: Traralgon South
VIC, Australia

that i did, well for the whole year i was at tht school lol, wats ur first name? im havin a hard time workin out who it is

 

_________________

98%of city drivers will say ''holly s**t'' befor going into a ditch in a snowstorm and 98%of country drivers will say ''hold my beer and watch this''

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 9  [ 131 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 9  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:13 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names