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Post by momec » Tue May 26, 2009 9:16 pm

Well Bobs guessed it.

The old ute motor is sold and l am not alone when l say l will miss the sound.

Turbo motors sound like crap and its after much deliberation and soul searching I've discovered the need for speed and more so the need for a more technical challenge has overcome the aural satisfaction of an atmo V8.

The XP ute now has a 1UZFE Toyota V8 sitting dummied in the engine bay.
The plan is finance and consumation of the old motor sale permitting, to refresh the Toyo engine, fit good rods and pistons, re port the heads fit a single turbo and possible paraffin intercooler, maybe ice, depends on dyno tests.
HP level I'll let you know after it leaves the dyno but want to improve the speed so l can run long course with purpose.
I've purchased a Motec M8 and will run boost control with a 9 position switch to bleed the power in gradually. If the traction is sh>t like this year that will be crucial.
l'll run a single rail 4 speed again with the option to upgrade to a toploader if required.
She already runs a 9 inch so the final ratio will be decided after dyno results on the new donk.

Being my own thread about myself please accept this once only apology for some longwinded diatribes at times, I'll try and keep it relavent and to the point.

Ok so its all happening in Chris's shed and with a little help from my friends will maybe post some photos of the progress.

Seeya Chris
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Post by Rob » Tue May 26, 2009 10:01 pm

G'day Chris,

And here's me thinking you'd gone all Citroen on us :D Le XP ute non?

Better get cracking, only 9 or 10 months to go and yes, pics definitely.

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Rob
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Post by Greg Watters » Wed May 27, 2009 1:10 am

Be interesting to see how the paraffin intercooler stacks up against the ice
fairly sure ice will win but i have often thought about paraffin on my streetbike.

Sure be a fun project :)

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Post by Rob » Wed May 27, 2009 5:22 pm

Just had a good read on the paraffin intercoolers. Something I'd not run across before.

Are you sure it'll be effective on a hot day Chris? Given the melting point of paraffin is 52'C and you'll be on boost for 2 minutes plus.

To quote the paraffin intercooler website I read :

Melting point: 52 degrees C
Specific heat: 3.27 kJ per kg per degree C
Specific heat of fusion: 210 kJ/kg
So to increase the temp of 1kg of the wax from 47 to 52 degrees takes 16.35kJ, but to push it past 52 degrees takes nearly 13 times as much energy. (Or, to risk causing confusion, you could dissipate in it a power of 14kW for 15 seconds to melt 1kg.)


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Post by hawkwind racing » Thu May 28, 2009 7:31 am

Chris I wondered when someone would start using one of those post dino V8's :D ,was it one of Don's ?
stick with the ice /water intercooler for racing :wink:
good luck with the build :D
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Post by Lynchy » Thu May 28, 2009 9:42 am

Gary

Don is a Nissan man and I think he shipped his motor over to the island with him.

Lynchy

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Post by momec » Thu May 28, 2009 10:21 am

I planned to experiment with parrifin on the dyno and do constant state runs and time the effect on the wax.
The problem is getting the bloody stuff out of the intercooler if the experiment fails.

Maths never lies unfortunatlely so I'm quite sure it will end up water/ice because I want to build this to run LONG course and unless we give her some nasal delivery I think the pariffin will be all over to early :cry:

No not the Dons

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Post by Rob » Thu May 28, 2009 9:15 pm

G'day Chris,

You shouldn't have much trouble melting the paraffin out surely? Perhaps a well placed drain plug during the construction phase. A final sluice with xylene or Citrisolv should do the rest.

How do you think your overall balance will go when it's all said and done?

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Post by Greg Watters » Fri May 29, 2009 10:49 am

The size requirements would be very different for both , need lots of capacity for the paraffin but water/ice can be very compact, esp if using dry ice/metho for subzero (or near to) inlet temps

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Post by Rob » Sat May 30, 2009 9:12 pm

Thought I'd throw in a couple of alternate 1UZ-FE use pics as teasers while we wait for Chris's.

1UZ-FE Supercharged Outlaw
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1UZ-FE Reynard

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Post by penny » Sun May 31, 2009 6:27 pm

come on rob stop teasing what the sauce bottle in the first photo

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Post by Rob » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:25 pm

penny wrote: what the sauce bottle in the first photo


Come on Paul, as an ex drag racer that's got to be tongue in cheek :lol:

I'd bet it's their fuel squirt bottle for the injecton hat.

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Post by Dr Goggles » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:22 pm

.......the Loring AFB meet has just been had up in Maine USA....I couldn't help but notice in this photo.......

http://www.landracing.com/forum/index.p ... 3740;image

....some crummy ol' ute!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by momec » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:02 am

Very keen eyesight there Mr Goggles.
A very rare find in that part of the world but he obvoiusly has very good taste in race cars.

Chris 8)
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Post by Rob » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:49 pm

That'd be a '60-3 Ranchero, lots over there. Same but different.

http://classicmotorsports.net/project-c ... -ranchero/
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How's yours coming Chris?

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