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  1. The radiator fan basically makes the engine compartment a wind-tunnel.
  2. Yeah except they blew 2 gearboxs and a few bevel boxes trying to film the toyo commercial. Not to mention the engine is exposed on top and they replaced parts with aluminum. Im in the process of making my second ferret better than the toyo ferret. 500hp, no gearbox bevels or hu gears. And an unchanged hull.
  3. Doing a few performance upgrades. A t3/t4 turbocharger is being fitted to the exhaust manifold. Original exhaust outlet will be used. Upgrading the oil filter housing to a modern unit that can have an oil output to lube the turbo and use a standard auto canister filter. 6-8psi of boost should boost power by about 30%. It will boost at low rpm so it wont have turbo lag and will basically behave more like a 6litre engine instead of a 4l. I means ill be able to go up reasonable hills at reasonable speed without dropping down gears. Ill be installing a good heatsheild for the dizzy. As per a helpful ferreters suggestion, i may upgrade the head bolts and gasket. I realize there is a risk i might break something but i have spares for everything and its only money and i can always earn more haha For brakes i have added a vacuum booster where the old air filter used to be, and remade all the lines. It pulls up super quick with only gentle pressure on the pedal, so much nicer to drive! Because of the turbo the manifold won't have vacuum so ive added an electric vacuum pump with a pressure switch to maintain a constant vacuum.
  4. someone on a ferret forum mentioned this one.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/.../Mowag_4x4_armored... This was the Swiss recce veh thwt served the same purpose as a Ferret. They chose to have armoured wheel covers. Most likely because: the vehs were primarily for roads and gravel tracks; the vehs were to be used in Switzerland and they knew where their own minefields were; and, the vehs were also to serve an internal security role. They were superceded by the Piranha family and became anti tank training target vehs. A number are in private hands in the UK.
  5. After replacing the old runflat tires on my ferret with modern non-runflat tires, i started to think about the aliens movie APC. I couldn't find any real vehicles that actually have an armored plate in front of the tires. I thought there would be 2 main benefits of doing it. It would be a certain level of resistance to a bullet penetrating the steel and puncturing the tire. But also, if the tire was punctured, it would retain a large amount of its rolling diameter with the steel plate actually taking the weight of the vehicle. The lip/edge of that plate could also be widened to increase the surface area in the event of this. So anyway, does anyone know why this seems to never be used? I wouldn't think the increase in unsprung mass would be too much of an issue. )
  6. Codeblue

    Ferret Fluid Flywheel Seal

    Great, thread. thanks! Sorry for silly question but how do you check the level( or top up) of the FFW without removing the engine?
  7. Oh i just realized there is a classifieds section if a mod would like to move this thread there
  8. Does anyone knownofnone for sale?
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