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Kiwi-E last won the day on February 9 2017

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  1. Stalled currently. Got as far as buying some of the components and mocking up 2/3 of the exhaust manifold. Then got sidetracked with a clevo swap into another car. Hopefully get back into this in a few months time when the clevo xe is certed and on the road. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
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    xf sedan door hinges

    Xf but its all the same Rears Fronts Shit pic but the fronts stick out further from the pillar than the backs if that makes sense. (Bigger standoff) Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
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    Blow through carb

    Following this. I'll be in a similar boat when i get back onto the crossy +T project.... (hopefully later this year) As far as i got was pricing up a quick fuel 650 blow thru. At around $1,400 NZD it wasnt cheap....... from what I've read so far you can modift a holley for a fraction of the price..... no idea on how a well modified carb performs compared to the quick fuel..... how easily tuned etc? Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  4. I've got two major thinks left to choose for this combo. A carb and a camshaft. After doing a bit of homework, i'm planning on modifying a holley to suit. Do we think a 650 dp holley modified for blow through would be too much for a crossy with a reasonable cam in it? One that might rev to around 5 - 5.5k instead of falling flat at 4k. Im hoping to run around15psi of boost if the rest of the setup will support that. Or should i go a tad smaller with a 450 or 600 holley? Thanks Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  5. About $1200NZD +GST for a Quick fuel 650cfm blow through ........ Which is not very appealing. Think I'll do some more homework on converting a double pumper before making the choice.
  6. Anyone had any experience with Demon carbs?? I have read a handfull of reviews from around 2007-2010...most people were saying they experienced nothing but trouble with the blow through models... One would hope they have sorted out the issues in the last 10 years or so.... I can source a 650bt demon for a few hundred cheaper than a quickfuel.... However I'd rather spend the extra money to avoid the hassles if they are still known to be problematic. Thanks Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  7. I've comitted to the blow through setup. Have ordered a aussiespeed manifold and a programable MSD 6al. Going for a simular setup to in the above pics. Might even look at throwing a cam at it at some stage. I am currently looking at the Quickfuel 650 blow through (SS-650-BAN) and the 650 Mighty Demon blow through (5282020BT) The demon being the cheaper of the two. I still need to choose a suitable fuel pump and rising rate regular too. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  8. I have had serrious thoughts about using an e series computer and j3 chip.... it is probably a more sensible option than the blow through. Also found photos from this setup off facebook from awhile back ...... from the sounds of it it went allright for what it is. I think i'll keep looking down the blow through root for now. Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  9. I'll keep looking into it... I wonder if Quick Fuel ever made a 450cfm blow through carb? Sent from my SM-G920I using Tapatalk
  10. Hi All, I'm currently looking at building a turbo setup for a 4.1 Crossy. This is a NZ build... so there is no worries about emissions or rego like in AUS. Engine will be in a xf sedan and will be a street car that will do mostly open road driving. To start with I am planning to run the setup on a stock long motor (except upgraded valve springs). I want to spec the setup so that in future, if i choose to build a motor then the system will support the increased power level. Aim for the setup on a stock 4.1: HP Target: 250-300HP ...... happy with more, but not sure how long it would hang together Boost: what ever it will take before it throws a leg out. Am planning on specifying the fuel system to support up to around 12-15 PSI Base Engine: Stock xf 4.1 with higher rate valve springs Will run it on a descent oil so it has a bit of a chance of hanging together. Hot side: Manifold: Either log type or unequal length runner. Will be getting flange profiles cut and fabricating it myself. Turbo: Borg Warner k27-2 with internal gate welded shut (off a 5.9 Cummins Diesel) Already have two of these as the price was right. Waste gate: probably 38mm if this will be sufficient????? Plumbed back to atmosphere Exhaust: Either 2.5'' or 3'' Ignition: MSD 6AL Programmable Dizzy: factory est Coil: Need recommendation... MSD something?? Intake side: Inter-cooler: Whatever fits in the available space. 2.5'' piping. BOV: Maybe? ............ If needed to keep the carb happy Intake manifold: 4 barrel of some kind,... Aussiespeed??? Need recommendations Carb: 650CFM Quick Fuel Technology blow through carb ..........I'm thinking this is way excessive... any thoughts? Was initially looking for a blow through carb around 450CFM but i haven't seemed to find one that exists.... There is always the option to modify a mech sec Holley carb to suit blow through. Fuel: Pump: Cater inline pump, 50 GPH at 20 PSI ............................. I think this should be a sufficient flow rate? Fuel pressure regulator: Adjustable rising rate 1:1 bypass reg. 2-22PSI base pressure adjustment. Fuel: 100 octane (is now commonly available at the pumps in my area) Fuel lines: Will use existing steel feed line for return to tank and make another hard line for feed to engine bay. Drive line: Gearbox: Either t5 or borg warner 4 speed single rail, (more likely the single rail as it should stand a bit more abuse before going pop.) Clutch: Need advice here. Diff: LSD or Cigweld, 2.77 or 2.92 ratio. Will only go to a shorter ratio if using a box with overdrive Tyres: 245/50/14 eagers ( Around 7% smaller in diameter than factory sizes) Gauges: AEM wideband oil pressure oil temp boost This is an initial throw together of components. It would be good to hear from some of you experienced fellas if I'm on the right track or if I'm way off with some of my selections. There is probably things I've overlooked too. All input welcome. Please give it a chance before everyone gets on the '' carbs are dumb, go EFI'' bandwagon Cheers Tom
  11. 225 on the 8" wouuld barely look streched aslong as it wasn't a really low profile. With my 235's i probably could have got away with just 'trimming' the wide parts off the lip (where its like 10mm wide), leaving the lip maybe 5-6mm wide. I think this might have given just enough clearance. Although not ideal, you could trim it and hopefully not cook the new paint, as opposed to folding it up and splitting the new paint. Decisions decisions......... Ps, just get another 3 challanger rims to suit [emoji6]
  12. I havent run a 16x8 but i can give this comparison for what its worth.... I see you don't want to tap the lip up since you just painted it I've got 17x8s with 235/40/17 tyres on the front of the xe. Pretty sure theyre 0 offset. They rubed on the lip on the gard just enough to slice one tyre a bit. (Running 1deg neg camber) Ended up hammering up the lip (not flared) and now theres enough room when the tyre tucks in the gard. Doesn't rub anymore. Could probably fit a 245/40 tyre without rubbing easily enough. The xf has 14x8" on the front with 245/50/tyres. Note sure on offset, mabye 0 or slightly negative. The gards have had the lips hammered up on it. At a guess, these tyres might tuck an inch before they rubed due to the bulging sidewall. To get that low you'd need modified bump stops and probably uca, would be pretty slammed lol Sent from my SM-J500Y using Tapatalk
  13. Cheers Dean. I've got one box that binds quite badly and one supposedly good box but it has a fair bit of play. I might strip the binding box down or have a crack at adjusting it before touching the 'good' box Sent from my SM-J500Y using Tapatalk
  14. Anyone had experience adjusting or overhauling a power steering box? Or have a link to a workshop manual for one? Just thought I'd ask before i have a go at adjusting mine. Cheers Sent from my SM-J500Y using Tapatalk
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    Sorry probably should have been more clear, was after the distance beween the two red crosses. (Distance between center of pin to center of shaft) Thanks I plan on being a tight arse and modyfing the 'cable clutch pedal' to suit the hydraulic setup instead of buying the kit. That Measurement gives you the ratio you need so that the master cylinder piston travels the corect displacement in relation to the clutch pedal possition. Sent from my SM-J500Y using Tapatalk