• Hilux at Phillip Island

    A month ago I got a call from Stu at Shannons Insurance letting me know he had a spare spot in the garage for the bi yearly Charity Drive Day that they proudly support. Phillip Island is a world class GP Circuit that is only 2.5 hours around the bay from my home, I built […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Warming up for the Geelong Revival

    It’s been a while since I pushed the start button on the Hilux, it’s still such a relief to me that I am able to just jump inside this, push the button and have some fun when the opportunity arises. The opportunity came about after a chat to the Geelong Revival Staff, I wanted to […]

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  • PS13NA – Working through it.

    What is it that you want in life? If its a garage full of your dream cars then you and I have something in common. I have worked out that money want buy my dream car, if it did then I wouldn’t appreciate it anyway, for me its what I build that I love, I […]

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  • Repairing the Quaife – Preparing for Geelong Revival

    After having so much fun inside the car at QLD Matsuri, then WTAC the week after I was starting to notice that the Quaife QBE69G wasnt performing like it used too. When I got home I lifted the Hilux up on its air jacks to give it a clean out. As you can see it […]

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  • WTAC 2014 – 4th time lucky

    WTAC has been an institution for me, for the Hilux its been a display of personal progression, the first time I took it 10 hours up the Hume highway was in 2011, it was a chassis, 4 wheels and not a lot else, I remember towing it home in the rain, on an open trailer […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Test Drive

    Leading up to my final week of work for the year I was getting more and more frustrated, the issue I was having on the Hilux was really getting to me, with each passing day it was another potential test session over. Time was running out and so were my options. With the problem solved […]

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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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  • ETS Drift Ute – Never ending story

    In my last post I wrote about getting the engine, gearbox and ancillaries all assembled and ready to go, it was a long night and subsequently the next day at work was long and tiring. All I wanted to do was get home and fire it up. 5pm arrived and I raced home, filled the […]

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  • ETS Drift Ute – Release the Clutch

    Thanks to Stewart Furze for making up and sending me the lines to complete the hydraulic clutch release bearing setup. The two lines are for bleeding and feed, the feed runs a dry break connection that simply unclips from the line connected to the chassis making engine and gearbox removal easy and mess free. You […]

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