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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:49 pm 
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go the 6'' rod motor,mates motor is happy as its fairly mild but with twin tunnel ram and makes just over 300rwhp and will sit on 6200rpm all day while on the burnout pad in top gear :twisted: ..

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:03 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
I can see those baby Jesus tears now. I too have had those tears. What a f**k bummer!! Good thing you checked though. Better to find out now than after all the work was complete.

Quick easy score with the new crank and rods. Good buy?



Yeah I reckon it was an ok buy. Not a bargain by any means but definately fair.
Set of 8 standard size rods and a standard grind 351 crank for 2 hunj. Have not checked if its a 4MA or 4MAB yet as I didnt think of it. It had the right numbers on it and was a pretty good price and was only 10 mins from home.
Wont need it for a bit but its good to have. Will be getting it balanced , nitrided and te rods will be peened with ARP bolts fitted.
Definately not a 10 grand crank but will do this little black duck.
This is the car to go to and from work in remember.....................LOL

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:05 pm 
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taxi 5L wrote:
go the 6'' rod motor,mates motor is happy as its fairly mild but with twin tunnel ram and makes just over 300rwhp and will sit on 6200rpm all day while on the burnout pad in top gear :twisted: ..

phill


Thats the way Im thinking to Phill. Just waiting to find out about some pistons from a bloke in WA that plays with these things.
Will have to organise something with you about grabbing those heads too champ.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:19 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
Thats the way Im thinking to Phill. Just waiting to find out about some pistons from a bloke in WA that plays with these things.
Will have to organise something with you about grabbing those heads too champ.


Im going past your door step next weekend as im heading out past orange to a huge piss up.51st,50th and a 21st combo party so its going to be a big night lol but can drop them off on sunday on the way home if thats any good for you..

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:23 pm 
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taxi 5L wrote:
EVL098 wrote:
Thats the way Im thinking to Phill. Just waiting to find out about some pistons from a bloke in WA that plays with these things.
Will have to organise something with you about grabbing those heads too champ.


Im going past your door step next weekend as im heading out past orange to a huge piss up.51st,50th and a 21st combo party so its going to be a big night lol but can drop them off on sunday on the way home if thats any good for you..

phill

You is going to have a sick head Im tipping!

Sound cool mate , I think I might be working on Sunday but Ill check and confirm. We can work something out.
Thanks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:28 pm 
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EVL098 wrote:
taxi 5L wrote:
EVL098 wrote:
Thats the way Im thinking to Phill. Just waiting to find out about some pistons from a bloke in WA that plays with these things.
Will have to organise something with you about grabbing those heads too champ.


Im going past your door step next weekend as im heading out past orange to a huge piss up.51st,50th and a 21st combo party so its going to be a big night lol but can drop them off on sunday on the way home if thats any good for you..

phill

You is going to have a sick head Im tipping!

Sound cool mate , I think I might be working on Sunday but Ill check and confirm. We can work something out.
Thanks.



if not can do it saturday on the way out.We are taking the ef wags out so misses can drive home if im that bad lol..

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Have had a slow couple of days. Been busy at work and waiting for some bits to turn up.
Have been having a play with the heater box and I have an idea that I will be trying before buying an aftermarket unit.
Need to get the motor in first. Hopefully this weekend.

Now I have been wondering what to do with the crappy old dash board. The dashpad is cracked and I have been thinkingabout fitting something else that looks a bit better.
To the guys who have done one. How hard is it to fit an EF EL dash?
What issues was there hooking up the air vents , heater controls etc.
Any major issues getting the cluster to work correctly? I wont be having a BCM or ECU at all in mine.
I wont have an issue with the window winders hitting the dash as I am fitting power windows.
Im just thinking at the moment to put something a bit newer looking and different in it.
Any help or ideas appreciated.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Wow, getting into pioneering mode buddy :) I reckon it would look cool with an EL dash but then again I am biased....cause I have a spare one :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:06 am 
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ashcook wrote:
EVL098 wrote:

Yeah I reckon it was an ok buy. Not a bargain by any means but definately fair.
Set of 8 standard size rods and a standard grind 351 crank for 9 grand. Have not checked if its a 4MA or 4MAB yet as I didnt think of it. It had the right numbers on it and was a pretty good price and was only 10 mins from home. But it was only 9 grand.
Wont need it for a bit but its good to have. Will be getting it balanced , nitrided and te rods will be peened with ARP bolts fitted.
Definately not a 10 grand crank but will do this little black duck.
This is the car to go to and from work in remember.....................LOL
Nothing wrong with that price, especially standard grind. Spray some blue paint on it with lots of runs and over spray and it'll be a ten grand crank!.
Ohhhhh, stop it. Some of that 10 grand crank was obviously spent on painting the head with a silver paint too... Obviously the crank was only 9995.

Yes, it is funny... Can't wait to see this 302 / 51 with 9 grand crank rev to 8000 once the speed limiter is removed....

That's funny too.

And when you put the coil packs on, be sure to put the dizzy backwards.

Stop it already.

6mm thick Blue paint (applied in one layer) for the win.


Meanwhile, back in the land of the sane ---
EL DASH (seriously) for the win.
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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:53 pm 
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racedirector wrote:
Wow, getting into pioneering mode buddy :) I reckon it would look cool with an EL dash but then again I am biased....cause I have a spare one :)



Cool. Might have to go that way..............................
Shoot me your number again mate and I will give you a ring to work out a time to come over if you wish to get rid of it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:10 pm 
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hows the ute been coming along matt ?? sorry didnt drop in with the heads but was running late on the way out and come back late sunday...will come down maybe next friday night

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:21 pm 
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Going slowly Phill.
Been getting stuffed around with work and bits not turning up when they are meant to.
Also more ideas popping into the scone and making the project bigger each day......................
Picked up the diff lock the other day and some other bits.
The missus is working all weekend , I have been blackbanned from anymore overtime this week and my engine lifting plate turned up today so fingers crossed the motor will get dummy fitted on Saturday. Then I will most likely have a fiddle with the exhaust and pull it all back out after taking some measurements and start welding.
Hopefully will have some progress to report over the weekend.

All cool on the heads mate. When your down your down. The new motor wont be getting done until its all engineered and signed off on , then I will whip it out and do it.
Spoke to the engine builder the other day and we are going with a 6" rod setup.
He is doing the bottom end really cheap. $1800 for a complete balanced bottom end that he reckons will hold 6000 all day every day.
Will be going something like a stage 3 cam with a power band of 2000-6200 with a 2500 stall.
He reckons it will be a very torquey motor that will get up and go when I want it to but be fairly docile for day to day duties but have enough lump to keep things interesting.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 11:35 pm 
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Hey dude, things are ticking along nicely then - a welcome change I am sure you'll be enjoying :)

BTW, didya get that PM I sent? :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:25 pm 
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racedirector wrote:
Hey dude, things are ticking along nicely then - a welcome change I am sure you'll be enjoying :)

BTW, didya get that PM I sent? :wink:



Yeah I did mate. I was on my way to your place on Monday and stopped at the 7 11 in Riverstone to get some LPG. Thats when I got the call from the boss telling me to get my a*** into work cause all hell had broken loose. So much for a rostered day off...................................

 

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 Post subject: Re: The Ute.Heart Transplant Started.
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:55 pm 
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Aha, no probs matey, doncha just hate when work gets in the way of working on cars :) Give me a yell when you're ready....

 

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