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  • ETS Drift Ute – Raise the bar

    I just got home after sending the Hilux to the shipping company and sealing it up in the container. Obviously I’m not going to have much to show you while its away and I take a well earned rest so Ill stagger some of the posts over the next few weeks with all the work […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Fixed and Fired

    In my previous post I found the issue with the cam trigger sensor I wired up a new GT101 hall effect sensor and routed the wiring through a welsh plug hole, its a more direct route with less chance of wire contact on the engine. It runs perfectly now and I took it for a […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Down but not out

    Whats the latest? Well since the Hilux had issues at the Geelong Revival Festival I have been racking my brain to find the issue. Its been one of those hard to diagnose problems that eventually turned itself from a intermittent problem to a permanent one. Last night my friend Greeny came over and we finally […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – NZ Unveil Night

    At the moment I am busy planning the 2014 season and the changes that will take place as I head into new territory and a new country, Im really excited about getting out and meeting people after a long few years in the garage. This Unveil night was setup so that I could remove some […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Loading Up

    Yesterday I had a 12 hour garage day, I didn’t stop and I think I achieved what I set out to, this was a couple of hours work. My plan was to make a simple 6 wheel and tyre rack and a BMX mount so I can easily get everything over to NZ without having […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – New Guards

    In beginning I held off exposing the whole tyre on the front of the Hilux, I guess I got so addicted to that tuck that I didn’t think a guard like this would suit it. The Hilux has such a different style of front guard than most passenger cars do, its designed to be about […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Feeling Alive Again

    Could I have picked a more difficult hobby? I dont think so. Being so invested with something so complicated has its ups and downs. When I set out to build a car from scratch the idea was to build it as basic as possible. I think I achieved this, mechanically its a very simple car, […]

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  • ETS Display and Demos

    If you have some spare time this weekend then come down to the Geelong Waterfront where the Geelong Revival crew sculpt a racetrack out of one of Victorias most scenic locations. Im really excited to drive the Hilux and have a display in my home town, its a good chance to show the locals what […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Shafted

    The much anticipated tail shaft has arrived, it’s been the missing link in the driveline since last friday and subsequently missed an opportunity to test the overall package over the weekend. But once Pete and Rick had the parts they needed they whipped this up straight away. In the past Pete and Rick have modified […]

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