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Tim N
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Covid purchases...

#1 Postby Tim N » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:36 am

Hi All
During this shut down period what has your attention been diverted to??
I’ve updated the Ute and more importantly been surfing the net on shooting related stuff and now have an FX Dreamline 22 cal (pcp air gun) on the way, and a compressor- no powder required so I can feel good about my carbon footprint.
Any hoo what have you damaged the credit card with during the shut down ???
I will admit the shutdown hasn’t changed much for me apart from no shooting on the range, the weird looks and people keeping their distance was happening before so no changes there.
Hope you’re all keeping well and hope to see you on a range sooner rather than later!
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#2 Postby GSells » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:51 am

Bought a Bart barrel in .284 w and am building a turbo Barra for my Wife’s daily ! Also helped my Son’s build a shed for their dirt bikes . That’s all !

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#3 Postby Steve N » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:30 pm

I bought a bass guitar and amp to learn how to play during the downtime. Hung it on the wall then the shooting started again so it's still hanging there.

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#4 Postby ben_g » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:56 pm

New bikes for my kids.
Bike racks so I can take the kids new bikes away with the camper trailer.

Hopefully I’ll get a nice new bike for my 40th in November :D

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#5 Postby Tim N » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:51 pm

What is a turbo Barra?
The dirt bike comment reminds me - I got one of those things too.
My youngest son announced his interest in getting one, to which Sweetypie suggested I get one as well 8) she’s a good girl
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#6 Postby Keels » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:07 pm

I know Josh Cox bought a year subscription for Scandinavian Latex Queens

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#7 Postby Seddo » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:14 pm

Tim N wrote:What is a turbo Barra?


Ford 6 cyl engine
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#8 Postby willow » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:43 pm

New custom F-Open build in process, just waiting on the stock to arrive...

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#9 Postby UL1700 » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:43 pm

A few case prep tools from 21st Century and still desperately trying to convince CNC Turban to send me out their Precipress but they are currently being recalcigent #-o

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#10 Postby Ben F » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:05 pm

Tim N wrote:I’ve updated the Ute
Tim N wrote:and now have an FX Dreamline 22 cal (pcp air gun) on the way
Tim N wrote:so I can feel good about my carbon footprint.


Yeh I'd go with that, buy an air rifle to offset the carbon foot print on your new 400hp 15L/100 Dodge RAM. :D :D

GSells
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#11 Postby GSells » Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:06 am

Tim N wrote:What is a turbo Barra?
The dirt bike comment reminds me - I got one of those things too.
My youngest son announced his interest in getting one, to which Sweetypie suggested I get one as well 8) she’s a good girl

Hi Tim. It’s a ford Australia designed and built inline six that came out in all b series and fg and fgx falcons. Also came out in all ford territories. With the turbo and supporting mods , they can easily put out 500 rwhp . Which is what I’m aiming for in my wife’s Territory :shock:
We’ve owned since new and my wife loves it ! Didn’t want to sell it ! So thought since we are keeping it . We shall do up the mighty Barra ! “ Barra the World “ !! Of course she won’t be driving it around with that much power. It will have a G-Force 111 boost controller and just be on 7 psi wastegate spring. I’ve pulled a wrecker fresh FG NA pulled it apart. Ported the head and it flows 283 cfm on the intakes some 30 cfm more over stock . I’ve bought the 3 r 23 aa turbo rods and f6 pistons and turbo exhaust valves . So it will be a turbo Barra that will be capable of 600 plus rwhp on e 85 but we will never go there ! I’ve bought and recored a Gt 3576 turbo 1.06 ar exhaust so possibly 500 rwhp is the limit . Oops I’m gabbing on again lol!
Anyway could just go bang too on the dyno yet ! Shall see ! [-o< [-o<

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#12 Postby Rich4 » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:11 am

A certain lady may not be very happy if that happens, better double check everything :lol:

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#13 Postby GSells » Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:38 pm

Rich4 wrote:A certain lady may not be very happy if that happens, better double check everything :lol:

Yep , will be going through everything methodically! The 7 P’s ! Engines and rifles have a lot in common in regards to tolerances and tune ! 8)

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#14 Postby scott/r » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:14 am

I ended up with this. Wasn't sure about the stock, but it's surprising comfortable and quite nice to shoot.
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#15 Postby Rich4 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:57 am

It took me a while to get used to the appearance of chassis’s, but I’ve been very impressed with the adjustability and utility of them, and just ease of tuning too, bit cold on a winters morning though, I’d hate to use one in snow country


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