BMS Bullet V8

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:27 pm

These engines sound just like a big block Chev the perfect V8 note.
I've never built an exhaust like this one and I,m dyin' to fire it up and get it on a dyno.
I've been away for a week and am going in now to work on it.
Will post photos of the fitted system tonight.

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:22 pm

The exhaust is now fitted, 2 x 2.25" pipes down each side, pressed hard up against the floor with muffler matting in between.
We used rubber mounts to allow for expansion. scroll down to see the full system
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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:48 pm

The air jacks are fitted as is the fabricated dual brake master cylinder, with no booster it requires heaps of pedal presure but suffers no wheel lock up, we used this on the Targa Tasmania car and it worked well and was just collecting dust.
It's a public holiday tomorrow so the steering and dash will go in, maybe the front brake lines. Febuary is so close...
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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by AuotonomousRX » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:59 am

Sweet

They do have a hell of a rumble 8)

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by momec3 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:24 pm

Tom,
I am enjoying watching your attention to detail and the fact that nothing is there without a function.
Have you rememered somewhere for ballast?

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:52 pm

Hi Chris
I have thought a lot about ballast. Adding weight to a race car is foreign to me but anything that improves traction and stability has to be good.
The MX5 sills are quite large and I thought any easy way is to fill them with lead shot through a funnel, don't know if that's been done or where to get small shot.
There is also space in front of the diff housing to bolt in something cast to shape.
Does anyone have any ideas on where to get scales?
It's becomming a race against time,

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by momec3 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:39 pm

We can help with scales, cheap rent once Gaz is done PM me.
Gaz will let you know about cheap shot also

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Lynchy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:50 am

and the cheap shot came from Brisbane as well I believe?

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Dr Goggles » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:56 am

Any number of cheap shots available here.....Fords, Jags, whaddayagot Lynchy? :wink:
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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Lynchy » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:01 am

Hmm cheap shots...and Dr Goggles.....

You've got a Commodore V6 in your tank, when are you gonna get a chev badge for it???

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Dr Goggles » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:41 am

This year might be good for a chubby 200+, but d'ere'll be no Chebby. :roll:

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:52 am

Everyone seems desperate for some cheap shot, may I suggest Liquerland, $25 Bourbon, thats 26 oz , only 96c a shot and should relieve most symptoms including comedy deprivation stress overload.

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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:30 pm

Well we're at the most important part of the build.
I've been lead to believe that the salt is hot in summer so this should keep the crew refreshed.
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the cradle mounts to the original seat bolts and the ice wate feeds through 3 pumps
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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Dr Goggles » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:00 pm

That's nice work, very, very good idea. 8)
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Re: BMS Bullet V8

Post by Tombullet » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:46 pm

The engine is getting closer to a start with the alternator ( found it laying around, came off a hilux) now fitted.
I did find a slightly larger pulley to slow it down a little. Note the slide adjuster idler pulley, works well.
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