• ETS Drift Ute – The dream driveline

    Let me start by saying it wasn’t a good feeling spending the required $$ on this stuff. But tonight changed all of those feelings, working with motorsport specific hardware is something you don’t fully appreciate till you do it, I spent a lot of time tonight working on a few aspects of the Quaife gearbox […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Its a numbers game

    The most used tool in the building of this car is not the welder or the angle grinder its the tape measure, vernier calipers, ruler and micrometer. It wasnt until I embarked on the gearbox conversion that I found the true value of decent dimensional drawings. At the very start of this build 3 years […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Gearing up for next week

    This past week has been a real brain basher, trying to be as prepared as I can be so that I don’t waste any time. What I am talking about is the Quaife QBE69G transmission that is making its way from Sydney to Victoria as I type this. I spent some time today replacing the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Decision made and moving forward

    So this whole broken gearbox thing has been consuming me lately, I spent a week researching my options and everything I looked at was either out of my price range or really not worth doing. All I knew was I wanted a strong sequential 6 speed, I sold my spare motor, wheels and just about […]

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  • ETS Updates – The new look

    Nothing ever stops or slows down in this world, everything is always changing to stay on top of the game, this website is no different and I am so pleased that the new layout is now live. I have to thank my “technical director” Pavel for his help with this, Pavs been the driving force […]

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  • ETS Pit Kart – That will do

    I spent the whole day in the garage today, with the TV flicking between the V8 Bathurst 1000, Formula D Title Fight, F1 and Moto GP its surprising that I got anything done. A few hours were spent finishing off the pit kart, Ill take it to WTAC so I dont have to wheel tyres […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – A day of test

    Its been such a busy time lately getting everything sorted and ready for WTAC, from the pit setup, 180SX prep, lists apon lists of things to do and then the added pressure of having the Hilux 100% ready to go without ever actually putting it through its paces started to weigh me down. Winton raceway […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Wastegate issues

    My rundown on the Winton test day will follow this post but first I want to show you what went wrong. It seems the valve (or piston) in the wastegate has picked up on the bore and seized, when I got home I had a chance to pull this apart and find the issue. I […]

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  • ETS heads to NZ

    Only a week out till I leave for WTAC for the Hilux’s debut I have some more exciting news, myself and my creation will be heading overseas thanks to the 4 & Rotary promotions crew I will be taking part in the Nationals and the Jamboree plus some other exciting events while in New Zealand. […]

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