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  1. Accumulating more stuff, and selling other stuff. Shiny video from Sao Paulo... running a bit behind time, but car life.
  2. After last years donation, truck is ready to go this year, certed wofed regoed.... unless it rusts away over winter.
  3. Some shiny stuff arrived today. 3 months or so before i have something to attach it too.
  4. And Im back, actually been doing a bit of work on this. Previous plans have led to abject failure, so have taken a deep plunge to do this right, once (although cheaped out on gearbox a bit) Have started selling off most of the engine bits and gearbox shown in previous posts here, and Im sure I will be left with a pile that will be added to the cupboard of broken dreams.. If anyone needs a new T3/T4 turbo, eboost 2 , tubosmart wastegate and bov... all for sale and more, listing in FS sooon. I have bought a Mendeola 2D box with a vertigate shifter, pro ringed, spool set up. Not new, but the previous owner put 980hp to the wheels through it, so it should hold up. Also bought a new engine, it is 3 months away, basic specs are 90 stroke x 109.5 bore , G42-1450 turbo, methanol injected (8 injector set up). Going away from any thoughts of street driven to dedicated drag car. Pic is similar to what it is, without the mount and inlet/exhaust going the other way for a rear engined set up. There is potential for a lot more HP than I think I will be able to put through the chassis I have. Longer term a tube frame chassis may be the go. I started this thread 7 years ago..... pre death is now the goal...
  5. Can I win Brisket ? Its fucken great ! Everything is up for consideration ! When is it ?
  6. Just for fun really, I was thinking of hiring it out for weekends when I am not using it. Once the initial excitement is over, I wont be using it all the time. I have a pretty good feel for the fire management and have done 3 briskets in it so far and some ribs happening this week. You could get probably 8 briskets in it. One feeds a lazy 8 - 10 people, so good for crowds over Jacindas prescribed size. Considering the size, it is pretty efficient, an 8 hour cook uses about half the wood bin (depends a bit on the ambient) that is maintaining 225 - 275 F for that time, roughly 4 - 5 splits an hour. Pic is of a wagyu brisket I did last weekend on at 7am, eating at 6pm after a 2 hour rest.
  7. Still a bit if finishing to do, but basic form is there, bench tops are macro. One behind the bbq is on drawer slides, wood and stuff stored under there. Cooking another brisket this weekend.... fingers crossed !!
  8. couple more pics. firebox gets hot enough to make coffee (slowly)
  9. Did do a burn for a couple of hours then the oil up and 4 hours at 300 prior to the cook. Had a mix of pohutukawa and manuka, I have a couple of m3 of each so that will be the go too for some time.
  10. Meat. In my belly.
  11. So got the race spec handle installed, painted the trailer rattle can black. Friday 3am, went into work, fired it up, 4.5kg brisket, fed the troops at 2.30pm, was mint as feck. Really happy with how it went, fed about 3 splits an hour to maintain 250 ish F . Picking up a slab of macro tomorrow to make top for woodbox/bar - should be done by end of week, have a 7kg brisket in the fridge that will get smashed by me and my 10 pod level 2 piss up !!
  12. Got the vent sorted, used the old handbrake handle from the Chev as the open/closer. Framed up the wood box, back bit for wood, front for other stuff. Planning on stripping my jockey box and putting beer tap into the box, lining with ply and timber.
  13. Got a bit done illegally over the break. Pretty much finished off the fire box, got the fire grill in there for smashing a few steaks whilst awaiting the main event Have chopped a hole in the other side for fire O2 addition, yet to sort door, I have some overly technical ideas that I will thin out. Have sorted baffles at base of the cook chamber, and will ad in another meat shelf. Pretty confident i can do a whole lamby in there. 7 kg brisket in fridge ready to go. 2m3 of base model firewood delivered. Thinking I use pine/gum to get it up to heat then swap over to manuka / pohutukawa for the smoking. Heaps to do on the trailer soon. Im picking work will be slow as fuck so will punch it out.
  14. Trailer axle running styley mini wheels, may change this later but runs sweet at the moment. The door sprung pretty bad when I cut it, bottom RH corner was probably 15mm twisted out, i tried to straighten it, chains, 10t bottle jack, oxy torch etc.... ended up using a big pull down latch that drags it into place... Chimney is 5" ID and 1200 high, made the damper Still have to make up woodbox for trailer and maybe beer dispensing from there too, will see how it ends up. All the internal fiddly stuff needs to be done, baffles are just sitting internally right now. And the worse bit is, its at work, and I am non essential, so it gets to self isolate for 4 weeks while I think about it... Cant wait to start a fire. Upside is my welding is a lot better, although some of it is still shit.
  15. This all started with some reading over Christmas and my general obsession with smoking meat and eating it. Started looking for a bit of steel pipe, ended up with a bit 800 dia x 1500 long. I had some ends and some bits for the fire box water jet cut. All 6mm steel so it weighs a bit, good thermal mass i hope ! . Legs, in retrospect maybe 100mm too long, but it was back of a ciggy packet maths so she'll be right Opening is where the fire box joins on, it will be a reverse flow set up. I used an online calculator for all the sizing, so I hope it draws well and gets some decent heat into it. Firebox is 600 x 600 x 700, all in 6mm, including the main BBQ it weighs in at close to 400kgs. Made a log basket for the fire box. Still have to put a cooking grate in the top of the box for the sear ups. And still need to put the air vent into it, or just open the door. See the outlet from the firebox on the LHS of that photo. I bought a trailer cheap of TM and then decided not to use it barring the axle, so made this to put the smoker on
  16. Someone was in a hurry to get to the beer fridge on friday.
  17. I got the cover off amazon I think. I also have a rear canopy that I am never going to use, it does look a bit pedo spec, and has a broken window, but i dont want much for it !!
  18. I have finally sorted gearbox with a stock ctsv cadillac tune for the trans, it is like butter now... Will attempt to get to a night speed dragwars meet one night see what she does down the 1/4. I have put 4000 ks on it so far and back to daily driven...
  19. Certed, dyno on next couple of weeks. Ongoing trans issues, I have been working hard at trying to get my head around the issue with a 2 3 shift that is fine at wot but is arse at part throttle. If anyone knows any 6 speed gm trans expert tuners, please pass on details...
  20. The teflon lined high pressure stuff. the fittings use an olive / compression set up, I have used them/am using them, work sweet. I generally buy the aeroflow stuff from engine parts in silverdale akl. Great to deal with and you dont feel like you have been overly rogered on the price
  21. Sooooo pretty much there, have had first cert check, small amount of remedial to do (mostly done) but will be legal before Christmas, but wont make the drags unfortunately... Anyway, I have a persistent code that the ecu is throwing that is doing my head in, new trans feels weird and is currently overly violent, but it goes like fuck... which is nice. Had to change wheels also... have to say they are kinda growing on me, and its nice having some sidewall. Then Feb, its off to the panel beater to sort some of the gnarly bits out, and probably clear coat it for winter running.
  22. Belt jumped a rib at first start up, got it back where it was supposed to 30 seconds later general fuckery ensued.... just realised I am repeating myself - aged. Fighting me every inch of the way now...
  23. And it runs, briefly, usual dramas with brake line leaks etc... Managed to fuck a supercharger belt in 15 seconds - 8 rib belt and it was a rib to the left, but barring that electrics are all good, bit of wiring to finish off, trans cooler to secure and wire up (fan #4 - hovercraft spec), last of the copper line for Heat exchanger to sort tomorrow, mess around with fuel system pressure a bit and then burnouts.
  24. Bit done over the weekend, tidied up the last of the wiring, stripped an internal thread on brake bias adjuster (bastard) , checked electrics, powered everything up, got radiator for supercharger heat exchanger mounted behind the diff, looked at trans cooler and put it back on the bench, got power steering half plumbed . One of my lads is a plumber so going to run 3/4" copper lines from front to back for the heat exchanger plumbing. And probably need to cover the front of radiator with mesh or something.
  25. Donkey deep in the swap now. Finished up wiring on weekend, have put a vaporworx pwm set up on the fuel system. It gets fed fuel pressure, MAP, and ecu on off signal and makes the magic happen from there. I reran the fuel line in a 1/2" line, dead headed set up. Trans and engine are in, changed rear stoppers to disc, also changed pinion yoke to 1350 size, it was 1310. Remade all the front brake lines, replaced all ball joints, tie rod ends, basically all the steering/front end stuff is new. Changed the Instrument stuff to a Dakota digital set up that plugs into the Ecu for all the info. Cert check soon !!