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About time we got some AMS Alpha 12 action Down Under.

I was originally looking at the Alpha 10 kit but in the end the lure of 1,300 odd horsepower kept calling. I pulled the trigger on an Alpha 12 kit that will be built by the guys at AMS and shipped down under. A big thanks to Jeremy at Speed for Sale for sorting this all out and sourcing everything for me and to Eric at AMS and also Handbrake for answering my questions. The car already has substantial mods to strengthen the trans, gearbox etc so I'm looking forward to getting this all fitted up and running: The full spec list including the upcoming AMS gear is listed below:

AMS 4.0 liter crate motor with:
AMS sleeved forged shortblock
AMS Spec JE Pistons
AMS Extreme duty Rods (Manlet manufactured)
AMS CNC machined cylinder heads
AMS alpha spec Kelford cams
Ferrea Competition Plus +1mm intake valves
Ferrea Competition Plus +1mm exhaust valves
Ferrea dual valve springs and titanium retainers
AMS Spec head studs
AMS Engine block strengthening
AMS Alpha 12 turbos
AMS 90mm catless downpipes
AMS Intercooler
AMS intercooler piping
AMS Fuel Rails
Injector Dynamic 2000cc injectors
Gotboost 3" intake pipes

The trans and cooling mods are already in place with all of the Willall gear.

Willall items:

Front Mount Transmission Oil Cooler (WR35TC)
Rear Diff Cooler (WR35DC)
Front Diff Cooler (WR35DC-F)
Water misting cooling system (WR35MS)
High Volume Oil pan (WR35OP)
Trans fluid (WR35TM)
Diff Fluid (WR35DF)
Motor Oil (WR35MO)
GR6 Gearbox seals (WR35GS)
GR6 Gear Stops (WR35GS)
GR6 piston seal replacement (WR35PS)
GR6 Transmission pressure unit (WR35TPU)
Clutch retaining clips (WR35CCL)
High performance Syncro baulk ring (WR25BR)
GR6 14 plate composite clutch pack (WR35CPR)
Isometric transmission mounts (WR35GM)
Transmission brace (WR35TB)
Rear LSD Super lock kit (WR35DS)
Camber Arms (WR35FCA / RCA)
Performance Mid pipe (WR35MP)
Centre exit straight through exhaust (WR35CE)
GTR Brake Cooling system (WR35WS)
Engine Management Tuning (WR35TU)
Anti Surge Fuel System (WR35FS)
Shift light (WR35SL)
Trunk supports (WR35TSP)

The other mods already on the car are:

PPG 1st gear set
HKS Super Sequential BOV Kit
HKS A/F Knock AMP Sensor
HKS super fire spark plugs
AAM engine oil cooler with custom fabricated lines
Switzer Cooling kit
Aeromotion S2 rear wing
Volk TE37 G2 wheels
Yokohama Advan A005 20" slicks
Penske / AP Racing 3 way adjustable coil overs
AP Racing Carbon Ceramic Matrix brake kit
Forged Performance Anti-Sway bar kit
Stillen stainless steel brake lines
Custom Endless Brake pads
Top Racing carbon bonnet
Top Racing carbon front and rear bumpers
Top Racing carbon doors
Velo Apex driver and passenger Carbon seats

Hopefully Eric can post some pics up during the engine build....please...


Will keep the thread updated throughout the install process. Looking forward to firing up the first Alpha 12 in Australia.



 

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Hoping to have it all hooked up mid October. It will be a long wait !!
 

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The Promax clutch will not be needed for these power levels?
 

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The Promax clutch will not be needed for these power levels?
Possibly, but at this stage I'm happy to try out the current trans setup with the Willall gear. A lot of work has been put into getting the trans up to spec and I'll be working with Willall to make sure the trans will handle the power levels of the Alpha 12.
 

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Hopefully the willall stuff will workout for you. It would be nice to have another option other than the 10k promax setup. Keep us post and good luck with the build
 

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Thank you for the post Slip. Normally we always recommend customers in that area work with Mercury Motorsports directly as they are THE R35 shop in the area but Slip has a special sponsorship / relationship with Jeremy at SFS so he is working through him.

This should be a pretty monstrous project and Slip is doing it right!

I will keep everyone posted on progress

Eric
 

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Congrats Slip. Interested to hear how you like this turbo set up on the track.

On a side note; Our cars are almost carbon copies of one another. We even mounted the splitter supports in the same location.
 

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Finally a time attack car with 1200 Hp. I can't wait to see in car footage and I really love the look of your car already, Mid October will be here in no time so just hang in there.
 

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This will be a good benchmark for our transmission strengthening products behind an established marker like Alpha 12. We are looking forward to this with much anticipation. I will personally be overseeing the design and development of the support systems put into place on this car for Alpha 12, such as the fuel system, oil control, cooling etc.as to the best of my knowledge it will be the first of its type to be used for genuine continuous track application.

At this stage we are looking at all tuning options for this engine but of course will be guided by AMS. It certainly wont run airflow meters, but the interesting challenge of Cobb/Stock Computer interfaced with Motec M800 and ADL logging looks attractive....as does ProEFi. Either way it will be interesting, and I am sure challenging....but thats why we get up in the mornings. Thankfully 8 second GTRs are no strangers to us
 

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Congrats Slip. Interested to hear how you like this turbo set up on the track.

On a side note; Our cars are almost carbon copies of one another. We even mounted the splitter supports in the same location.
Jason, it should be interesting, if the Alpha 12 turbos spool in a similar fashion to the stock units it'll be one hell of a ride on the track.

I haven't seen any reports of the Alpha 12 engines in dedicated track cars so I'm keen to see how it holds up compared to the 1/4 mile and straight line WOT runs that we are seeing at present.

The Alpha 10 with a 4.0 ltr block has held up for Handbrake's time attack GTR so I'm confident AMS have it all together with the 12.
 

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Thanks Eric, looking forward to seeing it all come together.

Jason, it should be interesting, if the Alpha 12 turbos spool in a similar fashion to the stock units it'll be one hell of a ride on the track.

I haven't seen any reports of the Alpha 12 engines in dedicated track cars so I'm keen to see how it holds up compared to the 1/4 mile and straight line WOT runs that we are seeing at present.

The Alpha 10 with a 4.0 ltr block has held up for Handbrake's time attack GTR so I'm confident AMS have it all together with the 12.
Nice build slip, it will really be interesting to see the alpha 12 in a track car. The alpha 10 was very respectable in wta
 

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hope i can see some work in progress when i head to willall at month's end
 
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