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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Only because you havent blown an engine this week!
it does come and go sometimes, not as bad as the old ford websites however! once vibrant sites dead in months!
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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:21 am 
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“Ouch....very ouch baby”

Lol. Can’t blow it up if it’s in bits. Having said that it might be back together by now. Have to wait and see. New bearings coming from aus so they might still be waiting. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:13 am 
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Just getting ready for next op on Friday for new shoulder.

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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:09 pm 
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“Just getting ready for next op on Friday for new shoulder”

Hey man best of luck with that. Hope it all goes well for you.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:59 am 
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If you ever wire a car.....do this.
Put every single colour coded wire in all looms.....like the link extreme I did on our car. Except I was dumb and cheap. Only putting the wire in I thought I needed. Two days rewiring now pulling looms apart....lovely job if you used the glue type heat shrink.

Additions....knock sensor, fuel pressure, lambda controller., power knob.

Needed another 2 5 volt feeds. 1 was already there....but had to rewire to fit another in....cut barrel crimp off....now have 8 wires in the new crimp. And not a spare in sight. Map, oil, fuel, power knob, e throttle x3 and one to the plug. Both sensor ground busy too. Don’t be short on those either. There is one 5v supply and two sensor grounds on the plugs.
Awful trying to put stuff in later....just put it in and insulate it....

I have to get this thing finished and back racing. A new toy comes in September and I’ll be heavily involved working on it....


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:27 am 
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My spare car is off the road permanently. De registered now. Will breakup soon. So lots of gti parts will become avail.

Motor should be back this week. No time to fit it though...got to go to Texas for a week. Should only take a day to refit it and hook it up.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Fastest looking 'tinny' ive ever seen
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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:12 am 
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yeah LS1 sitting on the floor at home for that one...400 hp. :lol: will drink fuel and do a whole 98 kmph but be a fun project and sold to wifey based on "family time" 8-[

Just got phone call.....g13B ready for pickup. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Good news on the engine. Is it a ski boat or just high speed noisy water fun?
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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:39 pm 
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If I was talking to wifey it’s.....family outing cruising on lakes dragging grandies at 10mph on donuts, skiing, barbeques, camping, playing family games

Now if I’m talking to anyone else it’s running rivers grunty noisy fun plus all the fluffy stuff above.

Better get some sleep....off early tomorrow to get the “8 times more expensive” g13b than an LS1.... 8-[


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:30 pm 
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Motor is in the car. Off to work for 7 days. When I get home I have to complete the headers exhaust, put the axles in, finish hoooking up and testing sensors, fit the radiator and a few other bits and pieces. Next Wednesday (week) it goes in for running in and tuning.
6 and 7 April on the track.

They reduced the compression ratio from 12.7 to 1 to 12.5 to 1. Why? I asked them to. They said 12.7 to 1 was on the raggity edge of 98 fuel and 100 octane would be better.....but 12.5 to 1 should be fine as the g13b is quite knock resistant. I have fitted a knock sensor so Chris will tune that in to the same freq as his knock ears so we can detect any knock. E85 is definitely not a go for us. The lap times have gone out somewhat so it won’t be needed.
They said you actually might pick up power..... 8-[ .....due to the re valve grind.....two valves slightly leaking.....plus real fat seats....they have angle cut them to be a thin line. Light forged pistons....more timing advance....4 into 1 exhaust. Je rings....etc.....so we will wait and see.

Will report.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:06 pm 
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Looking forward to seeing this back in action after so long.

Also, if you want to on-sell your "old" aluminum radiator, Im ready.

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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:32 am 
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A small block chev in the back of that wee tinny should be exciting, the mrs will love it. This is what we use for family boating. Suzuki powered but not a G13B, DF325.
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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 am 
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Ah you are still there Sam.
Nice boat. I’m not into fishing nor the sea....so it’s a jet boat for me. Yours would be nice for getting out of the spray etc and also not a bouncy flat hull when in choppy water....mine won’t be good for skiing either.....but we will still use it for that.....the river however....such fun. Really wish I was in the south so I could do the waimak again.

Yeah....it should just about leap out of the water....totally relaxing boat for mrs Evans..... 8-[
Already dressing the motor.... [-X

Michael....next Wednesday we should know how it goes. Unfortunately the pistons were screwed up along the way and it was 13.7 :1. 3.2mm has to come off the very top of the pistons. We bought it back to 12.5:1. Didn’t like doing that to forged pistons....could have run a custom gasket but the machining was cheaper and easier. But Marc from llama assured me it was fine to do.
I’m going to use the original radiator for tuning so it doesn’t hold things up....then fit the new radiator after the tuning. All going well I’ll let ya know. I’d give you the one out of the spare car but honestly....it’s pox.

Now I’m stuck in Houston till the end of the week....pics on the weekend of the new mods and then new power figures on Wednesday. Stay tuned.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:39 am 
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Yip, not doing are car stuff at the moment. Been working on getting the workshop usable. It started as a 3 bay open farm shed. We've extended it 2 meters, concreted the floors and enclosed it with roller doors. Just about finished, have built the work benches, lined with ply and I'm currently fitting the workshop equipment. Still need to find a two post hoist somewhere but at least I have somewhere to bolt it down now. It'll have plenty of space at 20mx11m but it also stores the boat.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
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Nice size shed Sam! Awesome. I call mine man land.....yours is mans world.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:35 pm 
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Don’t use a thick head gasket
It will play havoc with squish
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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:02 pm 
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thanks JasStv. its back in the car...tuning wednesday.
The pistons were machined...the MLS head gasket replaced...(mpv van one)
Now 12.5:1 exactly.

Just got home from Houston....Tired, grumpy...Boy slept in and didn't pick me up...but I got the engine mostly hooked up....I will double check EVERYTHING tomorrow....but everything i torqued up today I hit with a silver marker to identify what was finished.

Tomorrow...just a couple of small things to do....fill the gearbox after straining my oil...the original radiator goes back in for tuning....none of the oil cooler stuff....just a filter....they fill with running in oil....run in on the dyno.....drop the oil....new filter and run with synthetic....tune on dyno.....then i take it home and drop the oil again so all the mineral is gone....new filter and then new oil....hook up the cooler and accumulator...check for leaks....take to track....Thrash....thats pretty much the plan.

I might have time to finish the splitter and fit the new three row radiator before the track....Ill see.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:12 am 
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Exhaust finished.
Tune tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Our little cultus racer
PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Just joined the forum and read through this entire build.

You do absolutely stunning work and your Swift is fantastic. Makes my track toy look like something out of a scrapyard. You've given me quite a few ideas on where to go next with my build. Thank you for that! Good luck with your future plans and races!


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