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Sampson

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  1. S15 with plates 716ERR

    I did alot of work on that car for Marcus (I did my apprenticeship at his parents dealership) and wanted to get in contact with him. I only saw the feature in Fast Fours yesterday. If you see him tell him Sam said g'day!
  2. Australian Defence Force info

    Yeah CETECHs do get alot of deployments (lucky bastards!) compared to most trades for example my bro has done Timor, Solomons, UAE, Afghanistan (twice) and is going to the US for an exercise early this year. GSEFITTs do get deployed though, I got back from a Middle East deployment just recently. If you trawl through this thread I think I did a bit of a write up on CETECHs. It is an awesome mustering though- their role is really varied and interesting compared to pretty much any enlisted ranks mustering.
  3. Townsville Members

    So how many NS members in Townsville are there for work and are you from the blue or green end of town?
  4. Australian Defence Force info

    Hey mate, wow you have asked alot of questions that need some fairly in-depth answers!! 1. What service life is like varies alot between services and your own personal circumstances ie if you are married or single. I can tell you what it is like for me (married with children). I am RAAF and it just like a normal job, I work 7:30 to 4:30 monday to thursday and 7:30 to 12pm friday and outside those hours the time is my own- I go home to my family, I live in a service residence away from the base as do most people, people are infact encouraged to live away from base. But what they want to hear from you is that you are part of a team and you look after your mates etc etc and the military owns you and they can call you in whenever they want you. 2. Expect a generic 'rate on a scale from 1 to 5' type questionnaire with questions like 'do you get the feeling your life will be cut short', 'if you saw someone you don't like walking towards you would you cross the street to avoid them?' and 'if you were standing on the edge of a building would you feel the urge to jump?'. When I did my psych exam they asked me about my upbringing, my relationship with my parents/siblings/partner, my accomplishments, what I was like at school, did I like school, did I ever use drugs, how much I drink/smoke, my hobbies/interests, did I play sports and other personal things like that. 3. I'm not sure about all trades but I know definately some do. I am a GSEFITT and I qualified for wage top up and tool allowance even though I was already a qualified mechanic and on over $50k a year. I am guessing that some don't because alot of trades are not civillian recognised and the apprentice wage top up etc is a civillian initiative. I will endevour to find out if CETECHs qualify for you as my brother is a CETECH. Are you able to join direct as a gunney? I thought that you needed to join as an avionics tech and then apply to become a gunney?
  5. Townsville Members

    Well speaking of Townsville, has anyone tried driving from Bris to Townsville or vice versa since these floods. Just wondering if it is possible heading way inland?
  6. Thinking of moving to qld

    Yeah, I agree with that. I lived in the Logan area for about 5 years and really enjoyed the area and never had any dramas. It's a particularly good area if you are in to cars, Slacks Creek/Underwood has a heap of performance places around. Far better area than Ipswich- since I have lived here I've had suicides in the park across from my house, stabbing murders a street over and the standard daily Ipswich bogan family domestic disputes from pretty much every house surrounding mine. IMO don't believe the crap you here on the news about Ipswich changing and becoming a fantastic place to live- you can't polish a turd. what suburb is this!? Lol Raceview
  7. Thats just awesome man! Very unique
  8. S15 t28bb

    Your wastegate actuator is physically adjusted at the factory to run 7psi ie if you ran a line directly from your inlet manifold straight to the wastegate actuator you would get 7 psi of boost so therefore it is impossible for your boost controller to achieve lower than 7 psi of boost.
  9. What about a PFC? They have been around long enough for just about every tuner in the country to have had a go at one. They are a bit old school and expensive compared to a nistune but they are tried and proven.
  10. Townsville Members

    Just a question for you Townsville people- how are the coppers up there? do you get any grief from them over your cars ie do they try to get you for defects etc?
  11. Thinking of moving to qld

    Yeah, I agree with that. I lived in the Logan area for about 5 years and really enjoyed the area and never had any dramas. It's a particularly good area if you are in to cars, Slacks Creek/Underwood has a heap of performance places around. Far better area than Ipswich- since I have lived here I've had suicides in the park across from my house, stabbing murders a street over and the standard daily Ipswich bogan family domestic disputes from pretty much every house surrounding mine. IMO don't believe the crap you here on the news about Ipswich changing and becoming a fantastic place to live- you can't polish a turd.
  12. Townsville Members

    Yeah I know!! Oh well, if I get stuck it just means DHA are gonna have to fork out for some more accomodation!!
  13. Townsville Members

    Just over a week until I get to the 'ville! Can't wait!!
  14. ^^ lol, I just came on here to ask the exact same thing. Tried google but can't find much about it. Fingers crossed that tosser Besanko lost a heap of business out of it all-what a complete wanker!!
  15. Thinking of moving to qld

    Add Ipswich to that list. Been stuck here for 3 years and it's easily the suckiest place I've ever lived in, and I've lived in some sucky places. Go north side, there's some nice places up there.
  16. WANT3D's S15

    Love it mate, when I upgrade to an S15 I want it to look like that!
  17. Do you have the 180sx vehicle specific harness for the apexi turbo timers/are the HKS harnesses compatible with the apexi timers?
  18. FEDERAL 595-RSR NEW YEAR BLITZ

    Can I get a price on 2 x 215 45 17 please? Pick up from ur workshop
  19. Photo Battle #22 - VOTING THREAD

    50mm and extension tubes mate- the poor mans macro lens!!
  20. Hey all, Thought I would put up a pic taken by my Mrs yesterday at QLD raceway and see what you all think (other than how awesome the car is!) This was taken with a Canon 7D with 17-70mm lens. BTW if you are looking for a camera for motorsport/action photography then I can't recommend the 7D highly enough! 8 fps is freakin fast and the AF is absolute gold! Sam.
  21. http://justjap.com/store/product.php?productid=17006&cat=252&page=4 I'm after the opinion of people that have this pipe on their car or have used one in the past. Specifically I want to know if it had problems with cracking or exhaust leaks as I've noticed that it doesn't have the bracket for the factory front pipe to gearbox mount and I've seen s15 aftermarket front pipes crack because they didn't have this mount. I've also heard that they have created problems with boost creep due to the turbo flange obstructing the wastegate flap, has anyone had this happen? Constructive comments from people with experience with this product please- I'm not wanting to enter into the debate over bellmouth vs split design etc. Thanks! Sam
  22. JJR split dump/front pipe

    sweet as, thanks for the help guys!
  23. JJR split dump/front pipe

    cool, no leaks or cracks then?
  24. moving to townsville

    I suppose that would depend if you are on the green side or the blue side!
  25. Townsville Members

    I'm moving there in January. Give me a wave if you see me. Pic of my car in my avatar, fairly distinctive paint.
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