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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:53 pm 
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ps the battery box has actually got 4 high tensile bolt holding it down as well ,and then i fitted the electronic conduce over them .they are sandwiched between 2 steel strips of 3 mm thickens for a bitt of strength
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:50 am 
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this is were most of the money went

bov $160
turbosmart hoses and clamps $250
turbosmart actuator $185
rapid systems hot side piping (had to buy extra parts so it would fit )$300
rebuild turbo with performance wheel and flapper mod $1450
spark plugs $75
coilpacks $130
radiator hoses $110
radiator $260
airconcondensor-aircon hose-dryer-seals and a regas $400
harmonic balancer and front seal $120
sump gasket $25
waterpump $65
gearbox rebuild $2000 (mates rates )
earls oil filter kit $150
batterybox self made -welding and powdercoating $150
powdercoating for the aluminium tray $600
nuts and bolts $100
oils and fluids (radiator-engine oil- diff oil -gearbox oil -powersteer oil $300
kn oil filter cleaning kit $25
exhaust seals and silicone $50
clark rubber $100
cabling and fusses and bulbs $150
oil cooler lines and hose clamps $30
powersteer hose $90
hoses of ford $40
tecnico engine mounts $300 (rated to 1000hp)
heat wrap for the exhaust $70
heatproof paint $60
welding for bov bracket $25
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:02 am 
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but the extra things i gained out of the xr 6 turbo wreck
passenger air bag
black carpet (cut down to fit ute )
xr6 sound system -4 speakers and front tweeters-6 disk cd player
traction control
xr6 steering wheel
xr6 gear knob
centre console parts (drink holder )etc
xr 6 cluster
transmission oil cooler with fan
battery relocation kit (had to make box )
and i still soled $3000 of parts including the v8
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:24 am 
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still got to fit the new brakes and lines ,the abs block and module.get the new tailshaft made ($2000-1400)and a tune . and some new tyres that hopefully will grip ok (still have to be load rated bugger )and then i can get a mod plate fitted to it . so rely $11000 -$12000 is not to bad for what i got .it will be a nice sleeper with enough power to satisfy my need .and best of all it will feel more balanced to drive handling wise (lighter engine than the v8 ) lighter steering etc .its a win win i believe .the only thing that is in loss is my wallet and time .but i gained so much knowledge and confidence to work on cars .thanks to all that gave me advise on this forum ,and the great comments .but one thing that disappointed me was the mockers that have never attempted anything like this ,that get all there work done by mechanics and say look at my car .to me that is not a car enthusiast .i know i could have bought something close to what i have for less ,but i could never say i build this car my self
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:49 pm 
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just could not help my self .this morning i went around the block just to see how it drives .all good till i got to a intersection where i had to stop ,and then turn right .i thought i better see if the boost gauge works and yes it does ,had no time to look closely as it had instant wheeeeeel spin ,and that was only at very light throttle use .wow this will take some time to get used to this sort of power .the power comes on in an instant ,there is no lag at all .that was just on standard ford tune about 7 psi plus .so oh yes it needs bigger tyres .lol i love it
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:54 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 2:04 pm 
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the only disappointing thing is the engine mounts .in the cabin while idling in gear it sounds like a diesel truck ,and rough .even cranking the stereo would never help . i new it would always be more like a race car than a luxury mercedes benz
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:35 pm 
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just gave it a clean after 5 month and 2 weeks ,it had watermarks all over the paint .decided to use some compound to try to get it of ,got most of the watermarks of .was concerned that it might scratch the paint but it did not .the buff is from supercheap it was on special for $50 10 years ago ,and still going strong .the pads are from trade tools $14 each
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:14 pm 
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still waiting on the tray parts to get done .so that i can assemble it
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:09 am 
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you HAVE done very well mate


pat yaself on ya back [i canna reach lol]
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:16 am 
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lol,thanks .still not finished
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:40 am 
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just got the tailshaft made to suit more hp (mine was a aluminium shaft )and now a two piece one out of steel

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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 12:49 am 
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do not know what happened to the rest off the photos ? the tailshaft ended up costing only $700 .it has higher grade steel and thicker wall thickens ,also has a v8 super car movable yoke and solid 1000 hp rated universals .thats what the guy said that build it for me .also got the brakes sorted ,so now i have traction control as well as abs
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:30 am 
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Keep going mate, you are getting there. :D
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 Post subject: Re: just started on my ba xt v8 engine conversion to turbo 6
Posted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:24 am 
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thanks mate ,but am stuck again due to the powdercoating .they are like rapid ,full of bull s**t .they had the parts over a month now .was supposed to have them last friday ,and then this friday .i also especially took holidays to get it sorted out ,but that was a waist of time .i just did not want the ute to be outside of the garage over night (my baby might get cold )na its just a lot of cars get broken in ,the work truck got broken in 4 weeks ago .nothing was stollen that i could tell
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