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  1. R33 farmcar. Who like's no-fuks-given builds? Gday Blokes This will be for the boys who enjoy backyard crap, not full blown nice builds. So we have a farm, that farm has a race track and each year we run a few events and buy shit cars to race, now if your quick you can pickup a few imports cheap...last year i went out with a stock sr20det 180sx that i later turned into a full drift build......a few months ago I picked up a crashed and shit R33 skyline. friends The car was pretty molested and shit, after tidying up lots of things I tried to get it started......long story short it had been sitting over 5 years in the weather and the engine was full of water/rust and all sorts of bad crap....i measured 0 compression on cyl 1 and 2 - then gave up testing. * rusted fuel pump / replaced with a spare walbro had sitting around. the fuel in the tank has melted all the seals and gone off. Pulled the motor out and went and got another 25 (because im sucker for pain) Clutch was u/s but i had a new one around for another project..so that went in. installed new thermostat, lower temp tridon one, i think its 70deg open. Installed a r32 rad i had lying around, had to remake the bottom mounts, make it sit higher + different rubber mounts type. Installed an intercooler on the front reo bar Made up some nice short pipework, to go through the front light cutouts. bonnet was bent, so threw it out made a short "dose" "snorkel" pipe or whatever you want to call it. made a twin top exit exhaust got a r32 ecu nistuned for the rb went out to farm for a test run So pretty excited for Australia day weekend, as that is race / play weekend! and there it is, shitty r33 for your pleasure.
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  2. yaaaay they arrived in tact., gonna fit them tomorrow once i clean them up 3pc panas in 18X9.5 and 18x10.5
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  3. Been a big development with the stagea over the last 24hrs. She now started. I have read up that because the car never shown a engine light there was a possible earthing issue so i started checking all wiring in the engine bay. Found a black plug next to the battery that, to the naked eye looked connected, when pushed down it clicked and gave me back the engine light. I still had no starter signal when key was turned but i have fuel pump and fuel through the injectors. So i hooked up a direct 12v feed to a push button and now car starts. I still have to find why there is no starter signal but for now she starts and i can move her around and have all the other items addressed.
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  4. Today's instalment is a special one. Yesterday I reinstalled the injectors and gave a quick test with manifold off to see if they were firing fuel. It was a no go. So back to a lot of internet research and theories why I have spark but no injector signals. I thought that maybe the hard wiring of my fuel pump may be messing with the ecu. A lot of forum scouring led to a post that the ecu uses ground to the fuel pump relay to control it. A bunch of wire tracing and diagrams over the next whole day finally led to the wires to cut and spice. Well, why not go for broke. The fuel pump did the correct 5 second prime and shut off. But cranking didn't fire at all. At this point I was very bummed. I fly out tomorrow! So, wanting to at least hear it run I went and got some starter fluid. A good spray and kit kicked a little. Another spray and she kicked to life. To my surprise it kept running! The fuel must have just been too stale to fire on its own. OMG! 20 years ago I bought the engine and started this conversion! I put it in gear and eased the clutch to move forward a foot. It moves under its own power! I didn't dare take it for a spin. Still too many wires to tidy up and a leaky rear brake means it can't stop. But I can certainly fly out tomorrow knowing I'm that much closer in this saga.
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  5. getting close. just finding the time has been hard + the 90 odd wires for the engine wiring harness took some time to make. got the air shift piston and linkage sorted so i can use the stick and have paddle shift. shouldn't get hot with the "super fan"
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  6. I found some nice nismo LMGT1 For the old school fetish Ill try take a better picture in sunlight when i get time
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  7. Maybe you should reword your ad as it is quite misleading saying original cluster has 79k on it and nismo cluster has 81k. One would assume that you replaced the cluster at 79k and then put another 81k on the car. So please keep profanities like that to yourself.
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  8. morning mate, get some picks of that vspec up asap. also i wouldn't learn English from us idiots
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  9. Here's a simplified version of how I think the the demand and increase in value works and *should* proceed for Skylines in the future. I base this on what I think happened to muscle cars of the 70s about 10 years ago during their massive boom. Granted, they did have a broader appeal to all people than imports do. So we can agree Skylines were immensely popular at one point, circa late 90s and early-mid 00s; their numbers are now dwindling and they've depreciated about as much as they are going to because we're starting to see turnaround / an increase in value, starting with the GTRs...however the gentrification should bring the lower spec models up with it eventually. The teenagers of the late 90s and 00s who loved Skylines and bought them, eventually got out of them and moved on to newer and more practical vehicles, raising families etc. The cars became older and problematic too, so they decreased in value as the generation of enthusiasts outgrew them. These enthusiasts who used to work part time jobs to get through uni or graduate positions were the key demographic for this kind of second hand car and represented the buyers market here in Aus, hence the pricing of the vehicles was probably a lot cheaper than it deserved to be, given the quality and performance of the vehicles and compared to local offerings. I argue that you still cannot get a faster or more fun (or better looking, but that's subjective) sports car than a Japanese import for less than $7-8k than the old faithful GTS-T. Anyway, back then, hardly anyone over 45 with a lot of money could give a shit about owning a Skyline in the late 90s and 00s, it was a young man's sports car and they attracted an image of irresponsible goon, so there were really no affable buyers who wanted to splash out on anything Skyline, save for the boutique models (34 GTR included; these were arguably still a new car, so deserved a high price, but they too eventually fell from grace, with low end models fetching high 30s low 40s before the recent resurgence in pricing). However! Now those teenagers who outgrew the Skylines have young families and some even have teenagers. When those kids move out of home and they have a mid life crisis + room for toys, opportunity to relive one's youth etc., what cars are they going to turn to? These people include the execs, directors, managers and even CEOs of the next decade or two, and they will have money to fight over the remaining examples of Skylines. There will be a pecking order and it will of course start with the GTRs...but the same thing happened with 70s muscled, where even if SLR5000/A9X were the top pics, a clean LJ Torana is still worth a decent penny on its own. Popularity + scarcity = sought after rarity = $$$$ The big question for me is...when you get older and still have your Skyline...will you sell your youth for the premium prices or hang on to it and try to relive
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  10. rb25det plazmaman V std intake Results Since this has been a very common question over the years of people actually wanting a proper back to back comparison of plenums on rb25 I thought I would post my results as I have done a back to back with no other changes. Car Setup: std rb25det tomei 256 cams hypergear ss2 turbo e85 4inch straight pipe exhaust PFC z32afm takashi 600x300x100 cooler xpsurt 1000 injectors Plazmaman Plenum 22PSI As you can see from the results there is very little change with a few kw up top gained but generally the curve has remained fairly similar with a few spots slightly better and some slightly down. Boost response also remained the same. (Orange curve is plazma and red is std intake)
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  11. Half moon obstruction ring spanner - Take that you pesky inaccessible fourth turbo nut you! It's not quite perfect, still jams against the turbo front outlet, but better than nothing...
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  12. LHD G35 Battery Cover Install [M35] 1. Remove the rubber that runs along brake cyl compartment 2. You'll need to trim off a strip of about 5mm from the top of the brake cyl compartment. I forgot to take a photo but we also sanded the edge after cutting, so there was no sharp bits. 3. Cut this little chode off from under the wiper too 4. You'll need to make at least one bracket to support the cover, as only one of the holes line up with the car to support it. Make more along the back if you're keen 5. Mock up the cover and mark out where the bracket will fit, then drill it out. 6. Test fit everything 7. Add a touch of paint to make sure the metal you've cut on the body doesn't rust. We just used touch up paint in a can that we sprayed into the lid and dabbed on with a paint brush. 8. Dun
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  14. In all honesty that's shit. A car that can't be enjoyed just sitting in the shed because you're to worried about paint chips. I've always been a firm believer in enjoying your car.
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  15. Whiteghost BNR32 Vspec Week end /track car Hi everybody ! After making my own presentation, it's time to make it with my (wonderful) Skyline I buy her in the first week of november 2015, after 8 month of search. I dreaming of that car 17 yrs, and i don't want to see it turning in nightmare, that's why i have making a loooong search when i finally found her in a pro shop in UK. She's have 58 000km, Vspec, White and have a lot of nismo options ! This is the list : - Nismo cluster 320km/h - Nismo side spats - Front and rear lips (hood and trunk) - Nismo floor mat set - Nismo downpipe and catback - Nismo front and rear strut bar (up) - Arc super intake box - Hks Gt max IV - Momo tuner steering wheel - R34 engine - and carbon front lips from carshop F1 this is some pictures, the day when i take her back to france :
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  16. Thanks so much! Sad to be leaving. I at least have another project car waiting for me when I get home... '94 Mazda RX-7 w/ 2JZ-GTE swap... buwahaha! 😎
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  17. Nissan Nismo GT-R Is the standard Nissan GT-R too civilized for you? Maybe you feel like it’s lacking power or excitement. Fear not, the Nismo edition is here to solve all your worries. It offers more power, better handling, and greater overall performance, but that comes at a rather hefty premium. The GT-R is no longer the budget hypercar beating sportscar it once was. It’s now a full on supercar, with the price of the Nismo version exceeding that of Porsche’s Turbo S and even the 911 GT3 RS. Is it worth it? Well, it depends on what you want from a car. Nismo is short for Nissan Motorsports, the company’s caring division. They’re in charge of the hottest and most exciting models Nissan makes, and they eventually even deliver their own specially-tuned model like the R35 GT-R Nismo. It’s a hardcore, enthusiast car, so in that regard, it’s not a Porsche Turbo S rival. Then again, it has so much raw potential and outright speed that you can’t compare it to the GT3 RS, which is more of a driver’s car offering enjoyment. So what is the Nismo then? Well, for starters, it’s a lot more powerful than the standard GT-R. The 3.8 liter twin-turbo V6 located at the front has been tweaked to a rather large extent. The entire turbochargers have been swapped out for larger ones, offering higher air flow (they’re actually lifted from the GT3 car). The result is nothing short of astonishing, because the relatively light and compact unit is capable of delivering 600 horsepower and 481 pound-feet of torque. European models get 8 less horsepower, but it’s not really noticeable unless you’re a racing driver. The engine is still mated to a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, but Nissan say it’s better than ever. The shifts are faster still, and it works great in conjunction with the new turbochargers. Elsewhere, there’s new shock absorbers, springs, stabilizers and a unique Bilstein DampTronic system which transfers power to the wheels more efficiently and is completely driver adjustable. A lot of emphasis has been put on aerodynamics. The Nismo version looks identical to the new 2017 GT-R, styling wise. It’s got the same tweaked front grille and the updated rear end, but a host of other changes as well. For instance, the aggressive bumper gets several layers of carbon-fiber sheets to improve the stiffness, the canards have been redesigned to improve overall airflow and the rear wing has been optimized to provide more downforce. The new Nismo GT-R manages to produce more downforce than any other Nissan ever built, apart from the racing cars of course. We have to get back to the elephant in the room, and that’s the price of the Nismo. It’s some $38,000 over the 2017 premium GT-R, raising the figure to a whopping $227,000. In other words, you can have a premium GT-R and a Golf GTI for the price of one Nismo. Would you, however? No, we wouldn’t either.
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  18. At SMSP to-day It's all in the number.
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  19. Then this happened ..... Picking up next week.... thanks to AliasJohn My Auto Select Strut tower is making its way to Brisbane.
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  20. Alright just got off the phone with RACV Vintage and have taken out a policy with them. You MUST have a garage or car port for them to agree to cover you. You ARE allowed to drive the car to a friends house, stay the night there and have the car parked in their drive way, AS LONG as you have taken steps to ensure that it won't get stolen (double park it). It will be covered if broken into/stolen. They cover you on recreational drives, i.e Driving to Healesville, stopping for lunch and then going back home, that is covered. The 9,000km is an honesty policy, they do not take down your odometer on the start of your policy, they are relying on you to be honest and not daily drive the car. I have a 33 GTR highly modified, and they agreed to cover it for 44k, with a $701 dollar premium.
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  22. R32 GTR/GTS-t Window Switch Globe Back again with another OCD post. Over the Christmas break I had some free time to do some work on the GTR. (Finally) After fixing up all of the cluster surround globes which you can view my tutorial here in case you've missed it. I decided to pull out the drivers side window switch and replace the factory globe. Very minor detail, but if your fussy like myself this may come in handy. I've included some photos below of the simple process. Firstly you'll need to remove the drivers side window switch from the door trim. We will be replacing the light globe as shown in the photo below. Once you have the switch in your hand. Turn over and remove the 4 screws as shown below. You'll then need to un clip each plastic clip on the switch backing. This can be done carefully by using a small flat screw driver or a plastic trim removal tool. Once you've removed the plastic backing plate, the circuit board should look like the photo below. The window switch uses the same globe as the climate control unit. I recently purchased a LED upgrade kit for the climate control which came with a few extra globes. You'll just need to twist the globe out and replace. Reverse order to put everything back together and the end result as shown below. Not the greatest photo as it was taken while it was still bright outside. I hope this helps fussy R32 owners like myself. I'm sure i'll have more threads in the future.
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  24. Found this article. Dam good read would say its spot on atm but what if the maintenance, parts available and reducing quality of vehicle are reduced, wouldn't you think showroom standard sky rocket but substandard just settle down. http://www.bnr34gt-r.com/2016/12/the-ultimate-r34-skyline-gt-r-buyers.html?m=1
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  25. +sr20's pull a premium a week before racewars[emoji3]
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  26. Haven't done [emoji300]️ boarding before , such a hard work ! Tomorrow another day for ski hope I pick Up the lessons quick ! Enjoy your beer Trev ! You're not wrong about Japan ! I'm loving it [emoji7]
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  29. Enjoy Japan Elle! Chances are I won't be online for a little while (I usually only log in during work) so merry Christmas, happy new year and all the jazz peeps. Hope you get lots of presents, holiday reach arounds and sink lots of pissssssss!
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  30. I have finally found some time to swap the wheels over. im still using the shitty old tyres, their the right size at 265/35x18 but shit quality and half shot. im loving the fitment!! the rears fit really well for a 10.5" wheel on an r32, guards are not rolled fronr or back and luckely they can stay that way, nothing fouls anything, even on full lock so im very happy. cleaned the car up and took her out for some photos....... everyone knows how much i like photos new suede wheel
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  31. R34 25gt-four to R34 GTR Just thought I'd share this side project we have . Never seen a R34 25g-four . So when we saw one in a car yard for less than 8 grand. We couldn't resist. Actually quiet an enjoyable little project so far Check out our instagram #james_mech for this & other projects we got going on
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  32. Well if u ever wana upgrade the car stereo or anything that i can help with just ask
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  33. For a 265 wide tyre, get the 9.5" wide wheel. 10.5 is too wide for the R32.
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  34. Food... Had my lunch, half my missus lunch then kids chips... Such a guts haha. Ended up falling asleep in woollies carpark while missus was shopping.
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  36. Now for some intake temp results. Being that the 'normal' fmic pipe runs over the manifold and radiator.... Just to throw a spanner in the works
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  37. You can define up to 12 pins with your own switches, either ground = 0 (which I've done for convenience) or 12v = on. You then define the logic for each output to turn on. This is how the fuel pump is defined: Due to wiring on the switch panel, when the ignition is on you can either choose ECU controlled fuel pump (primes when ignition is first turned on, and stops if the engine stops as required by CAMS safety regs) or fuel pump always on for things like draining the tank. When either set of conditions are met the outputs turn on, up to 40A output (for both lift and main pumps). If the 40A is exceeded the dash will show the issue and it will reset a defined number of times until it shuts down, all configurable. This is a pic of all the outputs from my initial testing, at that stage there were no switches attached so only the always on outputs are on.
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  39. Scotts R34 GTT Hey Guys and Girls, Being on this forum for a while now, so thought it was about time i made a post about my car . So long story short, i have always wanted a R34 for as long back as i could remember, absolutely just love the shape and the look of them. so when it came close to me getting my full license, i started looking around for one to get. after searching for a while i finally settled on, took a drive to Sydney and picked up my Dream Car. Here is what i got 1998 R34 GTT the car had a bit of wear and tear, but was expect but other then that is was fairly stock. The only mods on the cars were - * sound system setup (headunit, 2 subs in the boot, amp all in a custom made box / setup) * Coilovers (dont know the brand but they have some stupidly high spring rate) * Cat-back exhaust (hks super drager system) *xxr Rims The Day i Picked it up The First mod, was a GFB EBC this was the first ever real mod id done to a car besides a sound system, got it installed and started learning how to use it, where i lived at the time, behind me was a highway so when i finished installing it around 10pm i took it for a drive and started going back and forth on the highway fine tuning it to where i wanted it. stock the car runs 5-7 psi it is now running 10-11psi using the controller. The next mod to the car was putting in my head-unit from a previous car, nothing to special about this lol done it a million times, gave the wires a bit of a clean up while i was there. after that i did a 2500km round trip from orange to mt gambier and back. the car ran perfect the whole way didnt have any troubles at all, fuel economy wasn't the best but oh well the only bad part was the suspension was horrible on country roads in the wet, kept feeling like i was going to slide off the road at any time. after that the aftermarket alarm / immobilizer in the car started to play up a bit, the controller was a bit worn so deiced, whats the worst i could do and tried pulling it out myself. and it worked perfectly. after that i didnt do anything with the car for a while, then one morning got in it pressed the clutch in, heard a werid noise and goodbye Clutch -.- , was able to get it to my mechanics and got a new exeedy heavy duty clutch put into the car. after that for Christmas i got a 3" dump pipe from the family so i brought myself a hi-flow cat to go with it, now the exhaust system is finished off full 3" turbo back, going to change the exhaust tip tho the HKS super drager is way to big, its like the size of a small gas bottle, and isnt loud enough for me. over christmas and new years had some time off work so i decided i would start getting the sound system sorted out in the car, had apline type g speakers and a amp for them to install, i got rid of the previous setup as i wanted to make my own so the car was more mine. don't have any pictures of the previous set up, but here is my setup so far, still need to make a floor for the boot and 2 sub boxes to go into the corners while still trying to keep as much room in the boot as possible. so that is the car so far
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  40. That's not a laptop, that's a desktop you can fold.
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  41. Review: Mothers NuLens™ Headlight Renewal Kit European cars seem to struggle with maintaining high levels of headlight condition. While Japanese cars seem to suffer from fading/clouding, Euro's get pitting and a rough coating over them. We have 2 European cars and they've both fallen victim to this pitting and coating. I bought the Mothers NuLens™ Headlight Renewal Kit to try to clean up the headlights on my wife's 2007 Volkswagen Passat. Here's some pics of the headlight before I started. You can see just how bad the pitting and scratches are. So, the process is very simple; tape up your paintwork I put a hose on very low just dribbling over the headlight to keep it wet. Sand with the supplied 800 grit pad (you'll see in the below pics I needed to do this longer) When you have a uniform haze and it feels smooth, sand with the 1500 grit pad When the haze is uniform again, dry the light and Sand with the 3000 grit foam pad. Lastly, use the Powerball and polish to polish the headlight. So, after about 20 mins, the result is amazing. You can see that some scratches still exist, I can't feel these so I missed them on the 800 grit stage. I'm planning on redoing the sanding next week to see if I can improve it. But, even without doing that again, it looks (and feels) incredible. I would recommend this kit to anybody who has external defects on their headlights. (A lot of R33's get hazing/clouding on the inside of the headlight.) This is a 5 star product for sure. $40 very well spent.
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  42. I'm in for team SAU in the MX5 I liked confusing the marshals last year as they'd call up team SAU vs (insert team) and I'd rock up 'no mate, we said SAU not MX5!' I AM IN SAU!!! karnt!
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  43. Went for abit of a day trip yesterday, Nice 300km+ round trip to Gordan dam which had some excellent twisty roads through the mountains, Was abit cautious on the way out with the roads being very wet but on the way back they had dried up enough to instill enough confidence to have some real fun
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  44. Morning boys car parts tomorrow , We have to make a phone call to let them know we're coming , thinks it's like Nismo garage / workshop where you can tune your car And shops[emoji28]
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  46. Another perfect Day In [emoji627] !
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  47. So since we moved into this townhouse I've had to make do without a double garage and no tool wall This means all my tools are in boxes, a caddy, all in their tool blow moulds instead of nicely hung up on the wall which provides easy access. Each time doing anything small or large on the car meant 5 minutes of unboxing shit and leaving it askew all over the place. This makes for one angry Dose Pipe. Missus detected a problem and she delivered on this for Christmas, 11/10 effort. (yep turbo still on the ground, been too lazy and busy and be lazy to wrap it up and send it back to @hyper-gear sorry Tao!)
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  50. lol I'll have KFC for breakfast , lunch and dinnahhhhh [emoji23] we have arrived in Malaysia , next flight to [emoji627] [emoji28]
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