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Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:45 pm
That might be more about the driver than the vehicle
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 1:56 pm
Original OVAKIL article featured in Street Machine in the 80's, is attached as a bonus in next weeks edition.
Wish they did a update feature.
Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:52 pm
All in good time....
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:21 pm
Any updates on the new powerplant?
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:35 pm
I heard that he's got a new engine... a supercharged 5.0 litre V8 Jaguar engine out of an XF! Any truth to that rumour Biggus?
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:54 pm
It is an XJL not the lowly XF.
The 5ltr Supercharged SuperSport engine is staying where it is.
I am getting the 7.4ltr stroker crank for the V12 ground down to Chev small journal pin size. If it cleans up at that good, we can work with piston pin heights and rod lenghts. That's where it gets interesting (and expensive).
Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:30 pm
What's the latest in engine news. Where is the blown Ford V8?
Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:41 am
There was talk over the weekend of a naturally aspirated high comp V12 that is available for sale at a good price. It needs the intake to be set up and would most likely end up fuel injected because all the hardware is there for it already. This is the most likely engine for next year at the moment.
The blown motor will be retired to another car that Gaz has - not a land speed car - and a blown V12 will continue to be worked on for a couple of years down the track.
The jag will be push started by the Interceptor!
Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:56 pm
What's the latest on the engine front now?
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:25 am
The NA V12 is being stripped and checked in Geelong. Big valves, head work, bored and stroked to about 6 ltr, 12:1 comp, Manley H beam rods, forged steel crank. I am just chasing up some camshafts at the moment then it can be buttoned up and brought home to Sydney where I will do the fuel rails and the dry sump. I may use the newer M1 Motec and put the M800 on the Falcon that way I can go full sequential ignition and sequential injection. Building the extractors should be relatively easy but not sure how pretty I can make them being 3 into 2 into 1 or 2 into 3 into 1 if you know what I mean. Still lots to do.
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:57 pm
When Lynchy mentioned the Interceptor will push the jag, he didn't mean Ovakil did he?
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:12 pm
No he didn't. He is talking about the ED Falcon look alike. Getting two trailered cars to the salt will be problematic, and expensive. I might have to get another bus!
Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:29 pm
Any chance the blown motor is running in the Falc before the screaming V12 is in?
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:11 am
I have a number of projects on the run at the moment with three engine rebuilds being done in three different cities in two states. The Falcon is the third priority as the other two need to be finished by Feb next year.
I think it is unlikely at this stage unless I win the lottery and can farm the work out.
Again unlikely as I don't buy lottery tickets
Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm
I thought the blown ford v8 was complete with the new block?