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  1. Car starts, runs and also runs ok N/A with the old timing map & fuel map Moved it up the tow truck and also moved it back into the garage when I got back home... starting to feel a bit like Christmas.
    6 points
  2. Yeah but a 7685 on 15psi on 98 real world? My opinion ? Car will be still mostly asleep until 6000rpm even on a 3.2. With that turbo on low boost it'll be chopped on the street by a Yaris. Not a GR, a normal Yaris. This is a 1300hp + at wheels turbo - low boost and 98 is going to be shit. Not trying to shit on such an expensive combo but this setup is all about the top end and nothing else. It is never going to be a well rounded package. Still keen to see the actual outcome though - It needs E85
    5 points
  3. Another day of masking things up and then powdercoating them then taking 2 hours of masking off in 20 seconds... Masking is a laborious task at best! Intake plenum spacer, oil pickup and turbo exhaust housing all done now. I THINK that's the bulk of things sorted now that would hold me up were I to start bolting it all together. Time will tell how resilient the high temp powdercoat is especially on the turbo.... I'm still a little torn as to whether I do the front housing on the turbo. I don't want to end up with too much black. It's already going to be very black in there... Today's pics-
    5 points
  4. Alright update time I'll 100% forget things but as lots has happened ..... summary version goes New carbon bonnet by @Unzipped Compositeswith vents - only weighs 3kg with everything saved over 8kg in total and increased cooling Got my own hard wired Dorian Increasing track time to iron out issues two major issues: 1) suspension wasnt up to the task we kept hitting spliiter into the ground .... took it out sent it off to specialist tried it again didnt get the setting right in time, mm's matter !! and broke my splitter smashing it into the ground, the fireworks from the Ti skid plates was super cool as it was at night but extremely painful for me Got another splitter build and more / different suspension tuning - we have it nailed now this is an art in itself and learnt massive amounts! 2) even testing on Nankangs and the suspension not right yet previous to the fix we couldnt hold oil pressure through some of the corners using all good wet sump gear and ecu tricks > so dry sump it was Throughout this I was very fortunate to be able to pick up sponsorship from Autopro, Raceworks and Penrite So back to the track we go for more testing - things went well Time to turn up to wick - was running 400hp though all this banged some pounds into it Its been a long road but we finally have put together 2 full sessions of testing / practice running. The car has run faultlessly and quickly have got a handle on it but still more to come through seat time and setup. Already set a new PB by a decent margin on pretty shagged tyres and aiming for more Its starting to feel worth it And onwards we go
    5 points
  5. After much whining over the years over the quality/readability of the wiring diagrams in the age old pdf scan of the R32 GTR workshop manual, I pulled my copy out and ran it over the scanner. Now, it's not perfect. My paper sheets are assembled from photocopies of the originals that I had to tape together. So there are slight discontinuities here and there. On top of that, I had to scan my long taped together sheets as A4 segments and reassemble them on screen, which involved rotating some parts by little angles like 0.15°. But they are pretty good. On top of that, I have left jpgs of the raw individual scanned parts for each numbered assembled scan so you can see the points where they join without any little artefacts caused by my manual stitching.R32 GTR Wiring Diags.zip The quality of the scan is much better than the old pdf, but there is only so much detail that can be pulled out of the original photocopy. Most of the wiring numbers and colours that were hard to read before are a better, but some remain fairly hard to see. I tried 600dpi scans and it didn't help at all. This is about as good as it gets unless someone scans an original.
    4 points
  6. It's not metric. It is a bullshit unit. The unit of force is Newtons, not kg. The kg is a unit of mass. It is not even a unit of weight, because technically there is no such thing as a unit of weight. Weight is force, and the force depends on the acceleration or the local gravitational field. So, here on the surface of Earth, where the local gravity is about 9.807 m/s^2, the force created by a resting 1kg of mass is 9.807 N. If you express that as kg of "weight", what you are saying is kg.f (meaning "kilograms force"), which as I said before, is meaningless. Because on Mars, the force you'd get from 1kg of mass is about 1/3 of what is here. On the Moon, about 1/6, and on Jupiter it's like 2.5x as much or something. The next bit of bullshit is the use of centimeters. Builders use mm. Engineers and scientists use metres. Only dressmakers use cm. And no-one should use square centimetres for anything. The only acceptable units of pressure are those that are mutliples of Pascals, or those that are understood to be exactly equivalent to a multiple of Pa. 1 Newton per square metre. Lovely. Anyone caught using N/mm^2 should have their thumbs pulled off. That's an MPa. So, the use of a bullshit unit of force divided by a bullshit unit of area, to produce a bullshit unit of pressure that is close to but not actually numerically the same as a quite reasonably good near SI unit of pressure (the bar, being 100 kPa) is bullshit. I only use psi and inches and feet and atmospheres and cubic furlongs because those are the standard bullshit units used by a disturbingly large fraction of the population and you simply cannot break the inertia. But there is no reason to go along with a double bullshit unit like kg/cm^2.
    4 points
  7. Keep adding boost until it goes bang, then back off 2psi for safety
    4 points
  8. Nismo sell the same snake oil that HKS et al do, just in a more fanboi friendly box.
    4 points
  9. After avoiding working on the GT-R for the vast majority of the last few lockdowns I absolutely banned myself from doing anything BUT work on the Skyline today. Nek minnit I'm reallocation power points in the shed and watching BMX Bandits with the kids. Oh FFS.... But I did manage to get my exhaust manifold and the intake plenum prepped and powdercoated. The exhaust I was always going to do but the intake was one of those things I was just going to stop dicking around and whack it on. So glad I did it though as it came up awesome! I'm really happy with it. The exhaust came up so-so. It has a few lumps and blemishes in it but by the time I've run it a few times I'm sure they'll be invisible anyway. Just got the plenum to head spacer to do tomorrow then both sides are done. I'm going to have to get the local powdercoater to do my dump pipe and wastegate pipes as they're too big to fit in my oven in the shed. Might need to update to a newer/larger model! I made up a bit of a jig to hold the exhaust upright in the oven to stop it touching on anything. It worked quite well. The exhaust is a high temp powdercoat and just satin black for the cold side. Really don't know how the high temp powdercoat will hold up. Presumably not as good as ceramic coating but as long as it holds the rust at bay it's worth it! Some action shots from the day-
    4 points
  10. Colin Powell said it in some speech years ago, well, he said "hope is not a strategy" anyways It's been plagiarised and slightly changed ever since and can be found in the parliaments, boardrooms and war rooms across the world I'm not sure if old Colin plagiarised it, but it's a good little quip to throw out when people planning seem to rely on hopes and dreams, instead of actual real management tools In other news, I'm not dead, I did go blind for a little bit, which was a worry, so ended up in hospital a week or so ago It was a little scary for a bit, basically a Claytons stroke, (the stoke you're having when you're not having a stroke)but doctors, meds and pretty nurses came to my rescue and they let me out last Friday Who would have thunk that you dont need all of your internal carotid arteries working..... My left is fully blocked and out of the game for good, my right one was about 50% blocked My ticker on the other hand is as strong as a ox, which help me to, ummm, not die Apparently high cholesterol was the culprit Needless to say I will never drink (alot), smoke or exist on a gluttonous fatty delicious diet again And apart from needing to take a few pills every day, and wearing a cool monitor (heart bug) for another 24 days, not that I'm counting, I'm good to go again, to a point Doc has said a big no to heavy weight training, but I can still do light cardio and circuits, which is noice, and definitely better for my old joints And whilst I though that cutting down on eating copious amouts of red meat would end me, I'm actually enjoying eating sensible and healthy, and even at only a week out, I'm actually feeling better than I was before I dropped my showbags Cool story......LOL
    3 points
  11. Had some guys rock up to pickup my old half cage last night and they were adamant I should not paint the car other than refresh the two tone sea foam green lol
    3 points
  12. The question is how much performance matters for you on pump gas vs E85. Take measurements to find scavenge ratio and where you are in the turbo's operating map for both turbine and compressor. Personally I would rather have the right sized turbo for pump gas and just use E85 to get more timing out of everything but I'm not building a 3.2L drag engine.
    3 points
  13. Interesting question...if your builder says not to go over 14psi and you go 20psi and it breaks, who pays to rebuild it? Boost isn't really the issue, and you tuner will be the expert for this. Timing is the key thing you can run more of on e85 because the biggest difference between it and pump 98 is resistance to knock Also keep in mind that a bigger turbo flows more air at the same boost, so boost alone is not a good yardstick.
    3 points
  14. You haven’t been around these Japanese junk parts for long enough then
    3 points
  15. R33 Series 2 starter motor, mint condition, $1000, firm no offers, I know what I got. #jdmprices Market is cooked.
    3 points
  16. The final piece before 1st start 😎 ATI don't have an off the shelf RB25DET balancer, so HiOctane made a pulley to fit. Might even start the car today 🚤 (Yes radiator isolating rubbers will be installed lol)
    3 points
  17. After the dyno pulled the plugs and swapped back to usual NGK and no more spark issues car went awesome. Did Targa Great Barrier Reef as navigator again in the commodore and took out Classic GT Class. Car is so much faster now with new engine and gearbox setup. Done a few events in the past few weeks, ended up driving to the sil80 all the way to Brisbane and back all on e85 around 3000km. Did a test day at Lakeside DTC with Skid Control car was solid all day with no issues then did King of QR had a few issues with manifold to turbo nuts coming off & loose and pumping the catch can with oil. Fixed it all and did all but one layout, besides those problems car was super quick and all on the nexen sur4g (200 treadwear) which was pretty good for a budget tyre. Lost the starter motor for the last session and had to be pushed to started to get out on track and back to the brother in laws 😅 VID_20210915_145404.mp4 Got back home and did a lot of maintenance with all fluids and filters changed. When draining the gearbox oil had a lot of material and a synchro clip come out so box will be out soon. Did the local hill climb and smashed my PB with a 59:43 which got me 4th outright and fastest rwd, got beaten by all the EVO's and a WRX. Been daily driving it and still pretty cool to cruise around in and am finding it more comfortable than the 370. Got the last sprint for the year next week, wanting to hopefully better my PB and maybe take the class win for the year.
    3 points
  18. jeebus mate, look after yourself....none of us are backwards cap kids in r33 gtst s anymore Plus, I'd really miss your stories about buying a car to leave it stock...
    2 points
  19. Thanks Christian! I've sent that all through please let me know if there's anything else I need to comply with your terms Antonio & NAE
    2 points
  20. So I'll be that guy - what was the offer? Given what you're replacing it with it gives a rough indication of course, but I'm sure many enquiring minds want to know what offers exist about now.
    2 points
  21. As if you wouldn't put a massive Yank crate motor in the thing. This is why the USA exists!
    2 points
  22. well, vk56 is the go but I guess it is kind of a v8 sort of
    2 points
  23. Geez. After watching the market for close to two years and giving up, i've found that that these only sell if they are: Sedan NA: 15k or less Coupe NA: 20k- 25k Gtt Coupe: 40-50k Gtt Sedan ~30k Any GTT above 50k has never been sold with all I have seen on carsales, autotrader, gumtree, private sellers etc. I've also seen a tuned GTT stated to have above 500 HP on throttle addiction (NSW) go from listed at 72k drop down to 58k and is still listed on their website. So if you sell, you'd be safe a 40k I reckon for a reasonably quick sale.
    2 points
  24. Is it just me or is there something really wrong with the wheel alignment on that 350z ? ?
    2 points
  25. Bay is painted 😍
    2 points
  26. Had a bunch of stuff hydroblasted to make it look fresh when the engine goes back together heres before and after
    2 points
  27. Nope, this is my first time producing these. I heard there was a guy a few years ago that didn’t fulfil orders though Ps. Photo upload seems to be working on mobile but it wasn’t on my desktop
    2 points
  28. Yeah we thought about that too. Sorry I should have mentioned that in my post. Once we have built the bottom end and have dummied up the head we will have a better indication on how much piston to valve clearance we have. I'll make sure I post the results so there are answers. It's always good to know this stuff.
    2 points
  29. All turbos need to have a small movement in the shaft as the bearings relys on that clearance for rotation and oil delivery, you can that as bearing clearance. I say there should be nothing wrong with it since it came out of a fully working car. Assume its a bush bearing high flow, must make sure it runs an -4 oil line with no oil restrictors.
    2 points
  30. It's been a few weeks and I did in fact manage to get coilpacks done. The PRP kit is such high quality and comes with their shorter stalks so I can fit my valley cover if I ever want to again (which I likely will. The kit comes with genuine Hitachi coils, shorter stalks, replacement loom and the billet bracket as well as all bolts for fitting. It looks great once fitted... shame about my cam covers though haha The only issue I ran into was the eyelet on the new loom that's used to ground the coilpacks was the wrong size to fit where my stock ground bolts to... so I cut it off and spliced into the original ground, which I also reconnected to the same bolt. I added a spade connector so I can remove quickly and easily in future without having to also unbolt the ground wire from the back of the head (being a S2 RB25, having no igniter box etc). The finished product: Once that was all hooked up it fired up right away with no weird hesitations etc. I played with the dwell settings in the Haltech but using PRP's suggested settings made it run like crap... so I reverted to the stock dwell times and she's running mint. I'll leave that up to the tuner.
    2 points
  31. well, there is a 30 year age difference....report back number of dash warnings when the Euro is 30 years old (or just 1 day after warranty)
    2 points
  32. It's not actually LPG running the taxis, it's pressurised Start Ya Bastard they bought in bulk at Supercheap when it was on sale 2 cans for the price of 1.
    2 points
  33. I hate BMWs. I can’t comment on the latest stuff but up till 2015 they all drive like a bucket of saggy ball bags. They’re the “drivers car” cause if you ain’t hanging off the steering wheel you’re in the gutter. #waitingfortheflames Youll never sell the Skyline, you’ve only just made it pretty! If you can hook up enough Start Ya Bastard cans who needs injectors?
    2 points
  34. This thread is legit great when you don't get on here everyday: Come on once a week, read 1 out of 5 pages to learn still no Samsonas; assume the other 4 filled with reno chat/solar chat/Johnny trying to convince us all to get a BMW, log back out. See you all in a week, can't wait for the Samsonas pics!
    2 points
  35. You pay for the prestige of all that heritage/racing pedigree
    2 points
  36. You’ve been talking about one of these for 18 years now. Buy one already and stop complaining about the 33. 🤣🤣🤣
    2 points
  37. Ok so I will be the first to admit that I made an ass of myself for assuming someone else knew what they were doing. Issue is fixed. Guy never plugged the vacuum line to the balance tube nipple. It was in the general area (on the throttle body rod assembly, in his defense it does look like a nipple lol) unplugged everything in frustration and realized it was never plugged in. Issue is resolved. GTR is good to go. Thanks for your help guys. Sincerely mean that.
    2 points
  38. Haven't had anything to write about for a while. Yesterday had a large delivery if parts from Golbys. It's been a 4 month wait but things are starting to move forward again. Also learned that my OS88 gearbox, OS quad plate clutch and JUN plenum have arrived in Australia. So I hope to have them by the end of this month. Still waiting for PWR radiator but car is booked in for 29th of November to have everything fitted and start running the engine in. Might do a full noise run this year.
    2 points
  39. You don't get to post anything in here without a GT-R update and some onboard footage of you banging gears. Thanks
    2 points
  40. GTFO Neil, nobody wants to hear about your success
    2 points
  41. Gary is still around but not working in the industry any more. He still does suspension engineering on various race cars including any time I need something looked at (not often these days). I still run his revalved non-adjustable bilsteins in mine and the handling is great.
    2 points
  42. Hey guys just thought I'd introduce myself, my names Jerome Spiteri. Long time skyline lover and fanatic, new the sau but have owned multiple skylines and my r32 for 6 years now, just finished building the motor let me know what you think. Legitimate farm find r32 with and rb25/30, full sexspec survivor that was abandoned on a farm. Now much more tastefully modded with a fully balanced, built forged rb25/30, 6boost, gt3076r and all the fruits. Basically just building my dream gran turismo car 🤣. Setting it up soley for drifting.
    2 points
  43. Yeah but it costs me, the whine from the Mrs for cluttering up her room, sometime I feel like I own an Albins sequential! 😂😂😂
    2 points
  44. Has there been any documented evidence about this number 5/6 running lean thing or is it something that’s been regurgitated online because someone said it and is now become “gospel”? I bought into this about 12 years ago when buying the Nismo plenum, I do run IEGT sensors BUT the guy that tunes it said he hasn’t seen this issue even with the standard plenums.
    2 points
  45. Sump is finished, ready to go back on the motor with all new nuts/bolts/studs etc, is running a quaife centre and shot peened ring and pinion gear.
    2 points
  46. Ok final tune done after adding Godzilla Motor Sport R35 coil kit new big fuel lines a flex fuel sensor & a Maatouks Racing crank & cam trigger kit. 98 tune… E85 tune thanks to Black Track Performance.
    2 points
  47. and then I fitted the entire dash back in the car
    2 points
  48. i bought a new lens for the dash just because the old was starting to look cloudy it’s amazing how the little things make a big difference some times
    2 points
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