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  1. My gearbox is in " can't believe how heavy a turbo400 is .. I've had to reinforce the floor so I could lay the crossmember back to far I'm not 100 percent happy with that yet ,I may make another tube crossmember that extends to the chassis rails .. I had a 3inch heavy wall tail shaft made , and I'm leaving the 3.7 borgwarner diff in it for a bit .. because we only have 8th mile in Ballarat I thought I would see how it goes .. Any way , the cars off for exhaust and intercooler pipes next week so I have ran out of time to get any more done . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. [ Small update . Sorted my radiator . I flipped my stock v8 radiator around 180 and had the fittings welded on the opposite side and the lower one changed to a smaller size ... I'll be able to use stock au hoses now , and no crappy looking header tank ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Yeah man .. that's the plan . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Individual sections will be cut apart , welded then put back on .. im going to give it to a mate to weld it up .. he does a heap of pressure pipe welding .. and his much better than I with a tig .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. No joke ... big job !!! I didn't like how the off the shelf ones sat the turbo and I wanted to run the wastegate in the turbo housing .. So I just had a crack .. I've got it all tacked together now .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Started my turbo manifold .. what a hell of a job , stuffed it up once .. got a plan sorted now but . Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Vht .. I've found the trick is to heat up what ever your painting , like a fair bit .. I wave the oxy torch over it and heat it up so you can't touch it kinda hot .. the wrinkle comes right out then and looks pretty good ... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think the sohc just look really good compared to any other 6cylinder engine .. took my first step to boost .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Nearly got this "test"/fab motor sorted .. just on the off chance it runs I pulled a couple of crapy welsh plugs out and replaced them .. decided to paint the whole thing , that's as good as reco really .. I also got my distributor back , I decided just for the ease of wiring and just general simpleness of it just to put a hei one in for a bit . I had performance ignition rebuild it ,lock the mech advance and remove the vac advance ... even if this motor does run it's going to be a long while off before a 6al or something is needed .. and right ATM it's been a mega budget job , would be cool to run a 13 or something with a $80 engine .. but I'll see how that all goes , worse case I'll build my good motor while I'm doing all the fab work .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I'm pretty sure me and Pete are coming up from Ballarat .. maybe Ged in his turbo xe .. I'm keen for just a cruise .. I'm not fussed about lunch .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm not a eBay guy .. but after racking my brain with what shifter to use I scum'd out and brought some eBay knock off pistol grip shifter .. The operation wasn't great when I got it .. half hour with a file in the lock detents and a bit of a grind on the inside for xtra clearance , it's actually not that bad .. I guess when I actually drive it I'll no if I wasted my $300 .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hey .. if you don't mind me asking ... what offset is the rear rims ??? I'm trying to get some made and not sure what they should be .. they look to fit pretty well .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Not very fetching on the outside .. pretty trick on the inside of the box .. Matt Despirit built it , He builds really good 400s .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. A update I'm pretty happy about .. last piece of the puzzle has turned up .. My turbo400 auto , tce 9.5 converter , torque power bellhousing . It's good for 800ish hp .. I'll never stress it , but I no it's totally future proof ..
  15. Yeah the new gen inverter migs are ace . Mines got a full 15kg roll in it .. I really wanted a unimig so I could use a alloy spool gun , but they didn't have any and I can use full rolls in this one .. I gave up on gasless welding about ten years ago .. I'll never look back .. ide rather just use a stick welder .. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk