• ETS Drift Ute – Gaining the KW

    If you read my previous post about the Hampton Downs track day then you will recall my minor issue with power, after Andre and Ben extracted 287rwkw on the DTM dyno last year I was excited to drive what seemed to be a weapon on paper, 950kg and 287rwkw was the quickest thing I had […]

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  • Tour of NZ – The drag strip

    I have only ever done two passes down the drag strip and that was over 6 years ago, a lot has changed since then and I was looking forward to getting out there and stretching the Hiluxs legs. In all honesty I had the most fun, I only pushed it 75% with weak launches and […]

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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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  • Geelong Revival – Fun in the Sun

    The Geelong Revival is a very special event, held over two days in a stunning location, hundreds of the worlds most prestigious race cars from all generations come out of retirement and push the boundaries of traction to put on a display that makes this one of Australias greatest Motorsport Festivals. As a kid I […]

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  • PS13 NA – Getting Motivated

    This years coming to an end faster than I could imagine, I started 2013 knowing it wasn’t going to be an easy year, I made a promise to myself to not start any new projects until the ones I have are at a point where I am happy with them. Unfortunately this meant 2013 wasn’t […]

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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 – Busy Nights

    Last night I was ready, I had the majority of parts for the Hilux to go back together, everything was lad out in the garage and I was set for a long night. With the success of the “Behind” mini documentary Matt has been following the build to create another clip detailing everything that went […]

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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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  • 180SX – Getting it Shifted

    This cars had a long history of different gearbox’s. Firstly I had an S14 5 speed, it was a great feeling gearbox but didn’t stand a chance against my clutch choice of the ORC Twin Plate, I tried my hardest to drive it smoothly and it broke within a couple of meetings. From there I […]

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