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Big Dav

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    Süd Gippsland
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    87 3.2, 66 Kombi

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  1. I still have the the original Eurovox radio cassette in mine and this thing works a treat to stream music and do handsfree calls through the stereo speakers. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wireless-Bluetooth-Car-Kit-FM-Transmitter-Handsfree-Car-Charger-MP3-Player-USB/322325672767?hash=item4b0c1b733f:g:VGIAAOSwKOJYKuBm:rk:10:pf:0
  2. I'm biased....... but after 16 years in a Formula Vee I couldn't fault it. Very close racing wheel to wheel right throughout the field no matter your ability. Cost to buy a car can be anywhere from $12K to $30K or you can usually lease a car for $2K per round and up. They're light and easy to tow with the family car and don't take up much room in your shed. This year I have done 6 Vic State rounds and National Champs at Eastern Creek and my total cost for the year all up including an engine freshen up, entry costs, tyres, fuel, etc etc is less than $10K. Basic maintenance and prep is straightforward and it takes a few hours to get them ready between meetings. Nothing against super sprints and regularity but there is something to be said for getting out there and going nose to tail and wheel to wheel with 25 other cars and trying to do what the F1 or V8 Supercar guys do. The Formula Vee fraternity in both WA and NSW are a nice bunch of guys and girls too! Here's some of my video from Phillip Island about 6 weeks ago in a field of 23 cars. My car is an old one and something similar would be in the $12K range to buy.
  3. I've no experience with them myself but there is this place in Melbourne for repair and fault diagnosis http://www.injectronics.com.au/catalogue/view/electronic-control-module/658
  4. From Skenes Creek on the GOR (just prior to Apollo Bay) head inland to the town of Forrest. It's an awesome bit of road with fast flowing bends and some tight turns through the Otways with no tourists to worry about.
  5. Big Dav

    Project Cars 2

    2:10:240 for me ...... a few setup tweaks and a bit of practice helped
  6. That's USD too I presume so $100 in Pacific Pesos!!
  7. Try www.car-bone.pl who are based in Poland but seem to have every decal for Porsche and can make custom ones as needed. Postage is cheap! ie http://car-bone.pl/shop/underhood-stickers-964/
  8. Big Dav

    Project Cars 2

    I used the GT3 R as I couldn’t find a plain old 911 R [emoji6] I had a crack for 10 laps and got down to a 2.14.9 which is crap I know but it’s early days! I used the stock “loose” setup but really struggled getting out of the left hander after braking hard for The Chase. Some tweaks should improve it a bit.
  9. I'll take them if they're still for sale. PM sent with details. Tried to send you a private message but it says; privatepang cannot receive messages.
  10. I used CEVA for a transfer from Adelaide to my home and had no problems.
  11. Double check you don't have a mysterious property nearby with the curtains always drawn stealing your power to grow some green stuff 24/7
  12. 4 Bedroom house on 10 acres with pool, all electric (no gas), ducted AC plus two smaller split systems for heating and cooling, electric hot water, fish pond with pump and UV clarifier, heated towel rails, heated bathroom floor, etc etc etc For us winters are cold so we used around 70-80 kwh per day in June and July. Normally around 50kwh in the warmer months, We have done some renovations starting November and have had the big ducted AC unit disconnected since then and solar hot water installed. Usage for Feb so far is 28 kwh per day. Big AC units and plain old electric hot water obviously have a big impact
  13. I have some Formula Vee mates who run 'Carrera Automotive' in Croydon. They haven't been sued by anyone for copyright infringement!
  14. +3 for the Mavic Pro Super easy to use and amazing footage from the get go. I did have a single rotor RC heli for a few years prior which made flying easy but they're so stable and easy to use my kids can use it without problem. No problems using on various iPhones. I got mine from the DJI store at Chadstone. The dude there was super helpful and beat any price of an Australian store and threw in some of the new "quiet" props as well.
  15. I was in the same boat with my 87 3.2 which had all the factory AC gear but didn't work when I got it 18 months ago. Lots of reading and watching Youtube videos got me fired up to try to fix it myself. My idea/plan was to try to get it running with the standard gear and then replace bits as needed rather than buy a big kit of stuff and throw new parts at it. I know that these systems were never great but I thought I'd give it a try. I live in a cooler area of Australia and not in the city (no stop start driving) so I figured if it was going to work anywhere it would work here. The compressor was visibly leaking and replaced with a rebuilt unit from C.A.R. in Keysborough, Melbourne. I flushed all the lines and condensers with AC flush solution and oiled and replaced every O ring I could get to. I didn't flush the evaporator (just a vacuum of the outside dust) or TX valve. Mine already had a hi/lo cutout switch fitted to the system. I purchased a vacuum pump and manifold gauge set on ebay. The guy at C.A.R. recommended Hychill Minus 30 gas as well as their mineral compressor oil - He reckons that conversion to R134 has paid for his retirement as the higher pressures kill these old compressors and will double the compressor warranty if you use Hychill. Compressor oil was added into the lines and a new receiver dryer fitted just before it was sealed up. I pulled a vacuum for three hours and left it for a week without any loss on the gauge so I figured it was ready for gas. I pulled vacuum for another two hours before re gassing with 400g of Hychill. It worked too well initially giving vent temps below zero on my first drive which turned out to be the temp switch/ thermostat not working causing the evaporator to ice up. Also the fan on my front condenser was not working (melted) so both these items were replaced and and inline fuse used on the condensor fan. Six months down the track it hasn't leaked away and still works a treat but I will have to wait a while for a 30C plus day to really give it a test. Total cost including compressor, tools and consumables around $750 but any subsequent re gas will only cost $42 for a can of Hychill as I have all the gear required now. Yes it's not in Brisbane and it's a later 3.2 with bigger vents etc but it works and certainly makes the car more enjoyable and usable.

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