Fordmods Logo

Shav's AU2 Futura 

 

Page 5 of 6 [ 84 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:08 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Image

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 11:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Thanks to SimonL last night, I got my boost gauge fitted where I wanted it as well as the switch and dial fitted nicely for my shift kit.

Refer to pics below

Image
Image
Image
Image

The gauge is a cheapy but it does what I want. The multy colored options are a bit w@nk but I only paid $50 for the gauge brand new so I didnt really care.

The shift kit switch and dial I wanted fitted nicely and that was the hardest part in locating an area that didnt ruin any original parts I couldnt replace easily.

If I need to I have replacement parts for any mod I do internally which is good for future references.

But again, a big thanks to Simon for his help especially considering the fiddliness of what needed to be done. Plus he stayed up late for me after work to get it sorted which I appreciate.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Hey fellas, its been a while since I last posted.

A few things have been taking a lot of my time, but I have made some improvements on the car which has netted some surprising results.

I recently ditched the plastic elbow between the TB and the s/c in lieu of a mandrel bent pipe with silicone joiners and some professional hose clamps. This helped seal the TB off some what as I was losing boost somewhere. I gained about 0.5lb of lost boost and instantly felt the difference.

some time went by, and I was in the process of doing more until I found out my house was struck with termites. :( So in the past 4weeks we have been frantically rebuilding part of the house so we can move back in. Alot of our savings had to go into the house as our insurance didnt cover us for termite damage. *note to home owners - CHECK YOUR POLICY*

So in spite of having this potentially finance crippling disaster, I was still able to have a small win just yesterday.

Thanks to Peuty for helping me out with the ebay purchase of a new Delco coil pack, I needed to replace my old one as the car was becoming increasingly difficult to start when hot. I ended up getting this off ebay for what I would regard as pretty cheap.

I also noticed that there was a black plastic plate that sits between the TB and the ISC that is used for LPG reasons. This I reckon was also contributing to boost loss as it was directly connected to a one way valve in the rocker cover for vacuum reasons. A one way valve is ok for NA applications, but for boosted applications I believe it leaked up to 0.5lbs. This was just a theory of mine.

I booked my car in with Bruce Heinrich about 3 weeks ago to get him to:
1. remove the black plastic plate between the TB & ISC
2. block off any leakages around the TB and ISC
3. fit the new coil,
4. install a valet tune to my flash tuner
5. retune the car and add more timing/fine tuning.

This all happened yesterday.

The results? They are VERY suprising by my standards. Im not willing to post up numbers just yet, but I will say that Im extremely impressed with Bruce's abilities to safely wring out extra grunt in an otherwise stock engine, and all in standard dyno settings. (i.e. not shootout mode)

After this weekends dyno day on Sunday at Towler performance, I will post up the NEW dyno power readout.

But to explain the changes made, there is heaps more throttle response, more torque across the rev range but mainly from mid to upper rev range. The car just wants to pull even harder. Torque readings I forgot to ask Bruce about, but I would certainly say they have increased to well over 500Nm at the engine. (previously was at about 480ish NM). The engine is running smoother, starting is almost instant. But I reckon I could be getting some injector leak if only minor.

All in all, Im massively excited and impressed with that has happened. Plus I didnt have to pay thru the nose to get it done per KW extra.

Possible future plans according to what is recommended by Bruce are:

* Intercooling. still deciding between WTA or ATA.
* Cam change
* Pulley change on the s/c to increase boost.

Dont forget, Im getting this great increase with a auto slushbox. Heaven knows how much extra Id gain IF I did a manual conversion. :P

POWER FIGURES AND DYNO PRINTOUT TO COME.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 9:30 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 1775

Joined: 10th Jul 2007

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: BFII Turbo

Power: 253 rwkw

Location: Waurn Ponds
VIC, Australia

great to hear shav, especially to have such a high profile name work on your car.

you are making me miss my AU even more than I already am :(

lol

 

_________________

enough isn't enough

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:26 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Grimketel wrote:
great to hear shav, especially to have such a high profile name work on your car.

you are making me miss my AU even more than I already am :(

lol


hahaha. yeah true. Bruce is one of a kind.

My car isnt making near the power some of the B-F series blokes but I dont care. Im enjoying it for what it is.

Cheers for your comments.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:21 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Hey fellas, thanks to Shane [5L] for his excellent efforts with these latest photos.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:20 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

awesome car mate, love the wheels...... are they ROH Modena's?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

FordFairmont wrote:
awesome car mate, love the wheels...... are they ROH Modena's?


Thanks for the comments. The wheels are Speedy Envy MkIII's in 18"

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:26 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 6166

Joined: 8th May 2007

ah thanks.... very close though

Image
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:27 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

FordFairmont wrote:
ah thanks.... very close though

Image


Yeah they are very close. I ended up getting the Speedys for a good price so it was hard to pass up.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:36 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Been a while since Ive updated this thread.

But have done a few small things.

Fitted a stainless steel heat shield, thanks to krisisdog for this.

BEFORE
Image

AFTER
Image


and an Alpine 1000w amp fitted. Aerpro AU fascia panel fitted also. Thanks to Ray from Tonkins.

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:53 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

hey peeps, I guess I better let ya all know what I have bought.

Just went on the Frozen Boost website and purchased parts for a water to air intercooler!!!!

Will be on my door in about 6-10 days time.

What I ordered was a 12"x12"x2" heat exchanger, a type 19 long flow intercooler core, bosch cobra water pump, some brass fittings, and a few extra bits and pieces.

Still got to get heater hose for the fluid. Am thinking of running coolant instead of plain water for added benefit of cooling.

Also got to work out where to mount the core itself. Hoping to fit it in line with the current intake pipe is for added stealth, but will see how much room I have to do that. Failing tha location, just below the header tank is the next best thing. Means having to fabricate more pipe work for it which Im not really happy about.

But anyway, thats the latest update. Will post pics once it all arrives.

After that, Im looking at getting the system fully engineered and complied.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:14 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Like a kid a xmas time, I opened todays mail.

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:19 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 51

Posts: 918

Joined: 6th Aug 2007

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: BA XR8

Location: Kellyville
NSW, Australia

Hey Mate,

Just had a read thru the whole thread. You sure have a neat car. I quite like the dark grey colour.

Does the intercooler core have the water inlet and outlet on opposite sides?? Make sure you have the water go in the bottom fitting, and out the top one. This will ensure the whole core fills with water, and not half of it.

Looking good man

8-) Daz 8-)

 

_________________

BA XR8 Boss 260
DAZFAB......Now Mobile
Mink = GAY
DAZFAB MEMBERS ,,,,DA22LE, XTT909, TERRORISTGHIA, TROYMAN, SWC, FAT245

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Shav's AU2 Futura
Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:41 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 747

Joined: 16th Dec 2008

Gallery: 1 images

Ride: AU2 75th Anniversary Futura

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

DA22LE wrote:
Hey Mate,

Just had a read thru the whole thread. You sure have a neat car. I quite like the dark grey colour.

Does the intercooler core have the water inlet and outlet on opposite sides?? Make sure you have the water go in the bottom fitting, and out the top one. This will ensure the whole core fills with water, and not half of it.

Looking good man

8-) Daz 8-)


Yes Daz, it has inlet/outlet on both sides of the core, but on opposite ends, if that makes sense. Totally understand about making sure it fills the entire core too. Thanks again for your help and suggestions.

 

_________________

Cheers
Shav

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 5 of 6  [ 84 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  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 Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:07 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

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