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  1. Dash is complete, very happy with the result
    10 points
  2. Go downstairs, start your car and put your hand on the turbine housing at idle. Please take a video. ?
    9 points
  3. Hi peeps, got engine run-in and tuned by Jez few days back Results 488kw on EFR8374 1.05, boost around 27psi and tapers back up top, E85 (red) 98 (green) 2.8 nitto stroker with v-cam Full boost around 4k during dyno run (boost is filtered so doesn't show real response) but in steady state load tuning it makes 27psi by 3300rpm 1000nm torque by 5k
    7 points
  4. Dash fives get the guys
    6 points
  5. Gave the intake manifold a sand blast and one last weld and she's ready for powdercoating. I cannot believe how much time I've wasted on this bloody thing.... I could have carved one out of a piece of stone quicker.... Ahh well, its been good for the alloy tigging practice.
    6 points
  6. Waiting for parts is tiresome...I need my high stall and I want it now... Today was a big cleaning day though, took the Mrs to Goulburn in the SS to lunch with the daughter last week and the car got smashed by bugs, then, the next day......I rode the bike to Goulburn to lunch with the daughter, again......yeap, hitting a swarm of bugs at 110kph makes a mess of that Dart screen. I'm really glad I got that screen, I was only wearing a light kevlar jacket and the bugs that hit my biceptacons stung like a bitch, I would hate to be taken them "in the face", the canola is in bloom and the bugs are thick as 10 thick things. In other news I have officially stopped looking for a new car, I'm really enjoying driving the old Commonwhore, it's mad comfy, and lays mad skids.
    6 points
  7. Challenge accepted, will try over 450kW using ARP2000. Side note, quoting power is HP is like measuring your penis length starting from your anus.
    6 points
  8. So tell me, what HAVE you seen of the product development from those companies? You dont see it because you haven't got anything to do with those companies. Have you got any experience developing any sort of product at all? I can say with absolute certainty, those companies have revised and refined their products. Anybody that has been around for years will be constantly looking for improvements, thats how you stay at the top. I work in motorsport. I've seen suspension arms from Porsche Motorsport that needed milling to fit properly on a GT3R. I've seen that same GT3R need a new $27,000 starter motor because an inherent design flaw meant that when the car went into the sand trap it ingested some sand. Does that mean Porsche are no good? I've seen AP Racing supply dog bones for their own big brake kit for a Lotus Exige that were way off, didn't have a hope of fitting. Turns out they had revised their drawings since developing the product and hadn't tested them. Does that make AP Racing no good? Ive seen nitrous kits from Wizards of Nos that were burning out solenoids after idling for 10 seconds and they couldn't tell you why because they tried to change the game with a very clever design with very complex electronics, and somewhere along the line the guy doing the electronics had retired and the company lost that knowledge. Does that make Wizards of Nos no good? I've only been in the game for 8 years, so I can only imagine some of the things that people who have 30-40 years of experience have seen. Its just part of the industry, so yes - you are 100% a guinea pig. I have also seen a PRP block brace with integrated main caps that needed some refinement. Needed the parting faces milled, needed a groove machined behind the bearing saddle, and needed 2 holes tapped. Milling the parting faces and line boring is going to be a given, that can't be "spot on" off the shelf because it is different for every engine, thats part of the machining. As for the groove and the 2 untapped holes, that information was relayed back to Herman, he made the revisions and sent over a replacement. But it was hardly anything to write home about in the first place. To be clear, I am a massive fan of PRP. As I am of Hypertune, as I am of Plazmaman, as I am of Haltech, as I am of Turbosmart, as I am of any Australian company that is involved in developing high end products for a niche market. And doing it their way because they believe in their ideas and they have a genuine desire to be the best in the business. Honestly, it's one thing to say "nah I'm not going to run this product on my car, I like this product better". Its another to just casually slag off a small business because you once got a glimpse of the reality of product development. Comments like that can cause so much damage to a business, and when it's hearsay and opinions from people with no actual knowledge or experience then that is so frustrating to see.
    6 points
  9. Well I figure its time for an update, bit been happening in the last few years. First of all, wrap was removed to display the 50 shades in all its glory Stripped back and painted by PanelHaus in Canningvale, really happy with the job and he was more than happy to tidy up a few bits and pieces. However it took a while, I should have never told him I was living overseas at the time. after all that it ended up looking like this Shortly after that I went my separate ways with the previous performance workshop who worked on the car, I had a few key issues which had been haunting the car since its completion which they were unable to resolve, so I figured it’s time for a new set of eyes. There has been an abundance of work to get the car back up to spec of where I want it performance wise, and it has been a hell of a journey which I probably have forgotten most of, but the key items: • 4wd now works • Rebuilt the 6466 turbo • An extensive list of maintenance and safety items. • Refitting of seat to have me actually sitting in the centre and not skewed • Extended the steering wheel towards myself a touch • Rebuilt the holinger – basically I smoked 5th gear it was previously set on a timer to reapply power as opposed to closed loop shift cut. • Sika stepped up and Sponsored my head build Went from 579kw to 614kw by cutting the restriction out of the HKS hi power silent – at this point Rob Turner ran a 9.6 @ 146mph in it to verify the power and 4wd operation – see graph below it is pretty impressive how the trimmy boi changed the power so significantly After that test went all out on a 4” turbo back exhaust done by Dom @ Prestige exhaust. He was fantastic to deal wit to replace the 3” pea shooter. power increase was not as great however it was on an absolute stinker of a day in feb, Rob complained his icecream melted while he was tuning it. Would it have gone more on a nicer day, unsure but we will wait for the next round of power mods before bothering to dyno it again. The cool thing on that day is 1320 video popped past in preparation of racewars coverage and I got a slightly larger E Peen Racewars as unfortunate as it was to miss the Sunday of racing was a great success, did my last standing K KPH in the 800s and came 2nd in ET to Eddie who has a hell of a car. We did have a few more PSI to punch in for the 1k run but that’s life. Onto the good stuff As I am back in Perth a bit more these days, I have been using the car as intended. Got two sessions in at Barbs on AD08’s getting my best time down to a 65.1 LT. So stepped it up and bought some R Comps Z221’s and have got the best time down to 62.4, all throught racechrono with a gps expander on it. Below compares my time (light blue) against one of Simons 59’s. I am 0.5 off in sector 2 and 3 and a touch more in sector 1, mainly looks like I am a bit soft through the essess (explanation below) Also got some laps in at RAC, it was reverse circuit with a chicane. And some Sunday morning early morning hills run’s with the lads So the 62’s at barbs was on gate pressure around 650whp, the brakes lasted ¾ of one good quick lap before the peddle being a bit shit and the weight transition through the essess felt the car was launching towards the outer wall. It was at that point in time i recalled we had make do coil overs in the car (basic teins with pretty mediocre spring rates) and the pads were not as good as they could be. With the AP’s getting on in life the following was ordered • Alcon 6 pot front and 4 pot rears, 365mm discs • MCA Reds Now down to 60.7 Long Track at Barbs and 57.6 at RAC Reverse circuit. Overlay comparing my time to Simons 59 around barbs shame to pull the engine this month, but its a good baseline, engine is being pulled for the following: > has a stock diff, so going with a quaife > Head keeps popping shims, so going a shimless setup with a cnc port by RAMS > Re Ring and Rebearing while everything is out > Nismo plenum / HKS Intercooler into the bin and a plasmaman Intake Manifold and Intercooler setup installed. Cheers!
    6 points
  10. Coming from -9's with all the fruit... Single FTW - It rips! More power everywhere. Transient response is insane, zero lag between gear shifts, and that's with Kelford 272 long duration cams too! Even on 98 pump fuel which is about 365kw @20psi it still shits all over the twin -9's. And the GTX noise is just magic, it's like a HKS T51 ?
    6 points
  11. Hopefully this works IMG_7048.MOV
    6 points
  12. For those interested here's my Evo 9 and 7670 1.05 result. Alternator was getting sad so we capped it at that for now. Turbo speed is 126K out of 140k so there's still a bit left in the tank. We also capped torque at 670nm to keep my gearbox happy. My tuner believes there's probably around 420kw & 700+nm of torque in it on full send mode.
    6 points
  13. 5 points
  14. Well, after almost 3 months, tomorrow is the day, when the GTR comes home...for a bit. An extensive amount of work has been completed, marking another step in the cars evolution. Still a long way to go before it’s finished, but I’m happy that a lot of the ‘little things’ are now sorted. The car went on the dyno to sort out a boost creep/spike issue, it had a blend of 98 and e85 and was at about 15% ethanol content. It made 420 awkw on the rollers @20psi (gate pressure) and that’s wearing Toyo R888 tyres. looking forward to getting it back and taking it for a run.
    5 points
  15. Here's some info for you guys wondering about the GTX3576R gen 2 on a stock bottom end RB26 (Head refreshed). Mine is single scroll, T3 with .82 housing. Running 272 cams. Made 440kw on E85 - roughly 25 psi or so. Full boost according to tuner is at around 3800-3900 rpm and pulls all the way to redline of 8100rpm.
    5 points
  16. Very close now, just got to go over final touches with the dash and it’s done. I’ll post photos once it’s complete. This is the bay
    5 points
  17. This is the inspiration for my build. Garage Bomber gtr. This thing made 760hp at the wheels in 1999 and ran [email protected] I still think its one of the best finished gtrs.
    5 points
  18. Been along time on the updates so here goes Ran in WATA in Nov '19 - had blown headgasket issues and by the end of the day had oil coming out of gearbox and diff also - still ran a good time and had fun but was running the car at 10/ 10ths and it had copped a beating for a fair while After a bit of a rest the rebuild began - longer than I wanted and expected but coming to a finish now Was running a 4.3 diff with 2 way kazz from drifting now gone to a GTR 1.5way Cusco setup w shafts etc setup by the diff guru over here in W.A - also nice Greddy hat Coupled with new 2 piece tailshaft also new twin plate Direct Clutch spec clutch In addition to assist in modulating braking better but cbf going full peddle box went with in engine OBP brake booster replacement was balance bar etc Was using gauges in the dash that basically didnt work or I didnt look at anyway so went with Powertune dash for now its not bad for what it is and gives the nice basics for a hack like myself have updated comfort and safety with new seat and belt BIG change for me is sold off the PPG dogbox and went Samsonas sequential No pics of it but changed ECU from older Vipec v88 to new Haltech 2500 with all the gear + full rewire of engine loom Will be going DBW soon also Also - total rebuild of the engine - still forged rb25 Along the way for weight and cleaning up the old interior picked up Topstage carbon dash All the interior is put together new Sparco with quick release in there too Martin from @Unzipped Composites has been awesome and come on as a sponsor for me moving forward and is cooking up a fancy new front end and bonnet that will be soon installed and completed So after all that... the car is setup with a base tune we'll go run it on - get a few more bits put on and then hopefully it'll be go time to learn all the new things at once and try and progress from there
    4 points
  19. Cheaper than r33 xenon lights ? Were around $500 ? Almost looks like it came from factory with all the "standard" Nissan parts.
    4 points
  20. Wow, please don't hesitate as you hover your finger over the "Delete Account" button if you find everyone here so completely unhelpful. You've so far shown great value to us too so thanks heaps for your input. Are you seriously that bitter that you would drop the lip because no one has something to sell you? Have you not noticed lately how the value of "this shit" and the speed at which it sells has gone crazy? Its hard to buy anything at the moment. If you've been burnt on Facebook go and take out your rage over there, not here.
    4 points
  21. Some added touches, not the best colour match ? so I’ll have to get that sorted.
    4 points
  22. Did some more work today if anybody is interested in do the same thing. started fitting the replacement
    4 points
  23. Yes, but Facebook is evil ball-sniffing bullshit.
    3 points
  24. Didn't get a chance to do much over the weekend. Fitted my newly powdercoated exhaust shields with nice new bolts. The little things! Finished off my jig. Hopefully get some stuff done during the week this week as we're heading away next weekend for AFL grand final weekend.
    3 points
  25. Why hasn't anyone done the following to shut up the haters? twin turbos twin plenums twin ICs some form of 2x way dildo balance tube between plenums
    3 points
  26. @mr_rbman cheers, I think once you’ve got the hang of one type of tigging the other varieties are a lot easier to pickup. Once you’ve got the hang of puddle control and feeding filler it’s just a matter of understanding the idiosyncrasies of the different styles. In saying that I tried to weld up an engine cover I smashed on my motorbike on the weekend and made an absolute meal of it! That was junk alloy plus being oil soaked it just turned to poo. Binned that part..... Wasted $200 for a box of Jappo spec bolts so shiny new bolts for days! Most of the original ones came up ok after a good clean but you can’t beat brand new ones!
    3 points
  27. don't worry about wear on a track tyre, nothing will last compared to a street tyre. You are heading out in summer for 20min sessions so you need a medium/hard or hard compound. Do you have a second set of rims or are they going on your dailies? I'd go cheapest 245/45/17 in the following order - Hankook z221, Yoko A050, Dunlop DZ03G, Kumho V70a, Bridgestone Re11s, Toyo 888R. There's a bunch of other ones but I don't know them and haven't seen them used seriously And let me know when, I'm just up the road and can drop by with some kitty litter for the oil down.
    3 points
  28. Knocked up a sheet metal pod filter cover with some scrap stainless from work this weekend, just need to grab some pinchweld to go around all the edges. Then i took the car out for a drive with my mate in his clubsport, i'm not usually a fan of holdens but this one goes alright! Hopefully my new headlights arrive in the next couple of weeks, i ordered them 5 weeks ago with an 8 week lead time - might fit them before it goes in for a pink slip and see if the tester picks up on them as im not sure whether the coplus items are ADR approved.
    3 points
  29. So starting a separate build thread for the race car as its about to go through another small build/update. Original build starts around page 2 https://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/472170-robs-sil80-more-skyline-than-s-chassis/page/2/ The car has been great since originally putting it together but after 18 months of use it is showing a lot of signs of use. So after the last event it was showing signs of heavy blow by and lower compression since last compression test 150ish down to 115. Decided to pull the engine out and do a freshen up with rings, bearings and gaskets but after pulling off the turbo found oil had been leaking into both housings. After a bit of investigation I found the restrictor wasn't a restrictor but just an adapter 😅 Wasn't going to pull the motor down as found where the oil was coming from but I just kept thinking while the engines out......... Spent the afternoon stripping it down and I was surprised with what I found This was the worst of the 2 rod bearings and one of the mains had marks in it along with the exhaust cam. Cylinders 1 & 2 both had marks in the bores so hopefully honing will help. Seeing a machine shop later in the week to see what can be done. Will definitely be doing rods and pistons now. While the engines out I'll be tidying up the engine bay. Fix the hacked up cooler holes, dodgy tower repairs, clean up wiring and a new colour maybe silver or grey to help spot leaks. Specs as of 13 october 2020 Engine- sr20 arp headstuds metal head gasket gtx gen2 2867 1350cc injectors Aeroflow fuel reg walbro 460L Link G4+ ECU fmic 3 inch exhaust turbosmart BOV Driveline s14 5 speed NPC RB Heavy duty conversion clutch 4.3 diff ratio Nismo centre 5 bolt axels Suspension & brakes s15 5 stud urethane bushes MCA X-R coilovers whiteline sway bars kazama rear camber, toe & traction arms gktech castor arms r33 brakes unknown rotors Elig race pads front, street pads rear hel braided lines wheels & tyres TE37 17x9 +22 255 40 17 Advan A050 Inside Cobra suzuka seat 5 point harness AGI Half cage Defi guages- water & oil temp, oil pres & boost works bell quick release keys racing suede wheel battery in rear seat area
    3 points
  30. Questions 1. Budget (car-insurance-rego-spare funds for when stuff break) 2. Is this your only vehicle 3. Do you have an OPAL card (or access to another vehicle or pushbike when it breaks) 4. Your mechanical aptitude 5. Work space (garage-carport-driveway-street) 6. Licence type (manual-auto-p plate) 7. Seating capacity and passengers (whislt the 86/brz is a good little package, if you need to put a normal size human in the back they will end up hating you after 10 minutes) 8. Tools 9. Do you have someone to take with you to "inspect" a vehicle 10. Patience (you will require alot) 11. AWD-RWD-FWD preference 12. Main use of car (street-track-rally-mad skids) 12. The understanding that all the money you drop into a car will not be recouped at sale time For a first car I always recommend some cheapish stock car you can learn to service and spanner on, and one that after a year or so you can flip if needed and not lose to much cash on
    3 points
  31. So after a couple of years of doing nothing i've started giving the old girl some love again. The goal is to build a 2.2l sroker and run it in classic gt in Targa 2022. I have replaced the Racepak dash with a motec C125. The motec is in a different leage as far as what it can do and how well the i2 software works to view the logs. I found a fuel sock that would fit propery in the factory pump bracket, hopfully this will stop the car eating fuel pumps. Also fitted a rain light to keep cams happy. I had to put new seatbelts in to replace the perfectly good but out of dates ones. I'll be running the car at the 60th anniversary meeting for Symmons Plains on Oct 24-25. Still some work to do on the car before then, but it will be good to have it up to date and running again.
    3 points
  32. Hello everyone! I just got back from Iraq I spent 2 years there. I was deployed with as a soldier and after that I started working as a private contractor. Long story short due to the troop withdrawal I was able to come home and pick up this R32 GTR from RHDSpecialty. It is a 1994 R32 GTR in crystal white with a Nismo 320km/h cluster, Nismo gauge and a Kakimoto exhaust (I recently swapped to a Tomei Expreme Ti). I have been wanting a project car for the longest time but never had the funds and now after working 12 hours 7 days a week for 1 year in Iraq I was able to buy this legendary machine. I plan to clean up the engine bay and take care of the small rust that normally will come with this 26 year old car. Any inputs on body work and rust prevention will be greatly appreciated it!
    3 points
  33. I very sad to see the awesome cars suffering from time taking its toll. Sometimes I think of it like this the sooner I start the body restoration rust prevention the better I will at lest be ahead of every body else. Every body who owns a skyline that wants to keep it for the future will come to this work kicking and screaming. As a great musician once said "Rust never sleeps, Neil Young". Then with the prices of theses cars going up so fast its making this work worth while. this is what she looks like on the outside.
    3 points
  34. ?‍♂️ You didn't really expect a stock head gasket to hold 30ish psi with a 6466 did you ? ? I've still got the stock gasket on the 33 and I'm very nervous running 22psi with that, and if it does let go I won't be surprised. I suspect that you have not actually "lifted" the head as you've said before, more like blown a big piece out of the gasket. Please show a pic of the gasket when you eventually get to it ?
    3 points
  35. Yeah but you haven't pulled it down yet, so probably a bit of a stretch to instantly blame the ARP2000 studs for being inadequate.
    3 points
  36. Let's keep it simple then as requested: 90% of any RB = ARP2000 Money to burn or mega boost = ARP CA625+ /Close thread
    3 points
  37. 3 points
  38. Pilot lights mounted. Just about to order some DTM connectors and wiring to get it all patched into the factory harness.
    3 points
  39. Toyota employee: "A GTR 34 just sold for $400k! People must want Japanese 90's sports cars again" Toyota management: "This means the market wants our greatest weapon. Release the Camry RZ!"
    3 points
  40. Whilst a clean low km original car may be worth bookoo coin the modified rust repaired variants will still be only 5 figure cars. People will pay for clean OEM's, like every other classic, but modified is less desirable. The yanks have over inflated the prices for these cars because of their love of F&F, once the dust has settled, like every orher massed produced classic the price will stabilise. The time now is the sellers market. Remember the GTS, GTHO and Shelbey prices 10 years ago, what are they worth now? Don't get dragged into to futures markets with cars unless they are "limited edition" type cars. Meh, my VX SS is currently (apparently) worth 100% more than what I purchased it for.......LOL, luckily for me I have all the parts to return it to 100% stock, which is what people are looking for. IRT my SS, It will be worth the sum of its parts when I'm finished with it because I use it like a dirty bitch. LOL at the people who treat their cars as investments and don't truly enjoy them. Do a maaaaaaaaaad skid for baby Jebus ya maaaaaaaaaaad karnts. Lets race!
    3 points
  41. Well, it’s getting there, car is almost done, dash configuration is being completed, (it looks good) and the last bits and pieces are being fitted. With a bit of luck might have it home some time next week.
    3 points
  42. It's 2020. All Skylines are worth $100k. - Non turbo R32 GTS that's been outside and hasn't been turned over in a decade? $30k - 1994 R33 GTST Automatic with ebay parts and Nismo dash? $25k - 1989 GTR 32 with 300k kms and 'Jasma' brand exhaust $50k - 1995 R33 GTR, white with yellowed headlights $65k The world's gone nuts. Ask what you want for it, there are plenty of dummies out there who'll pay $30k+ for it. Not saying it's a bad car, it's actually very nice and I like it. But the market is dumb right now, take advantage of it.
    3 points
  43. The market is clearly telling the japanese auto industry what sort of cars they need to start building...90's classics.
    3 points
  44. Perhaps, but everyone who bought one is still trying to get home from the dealer because they are so slow.
    3 points
  45. Didn't we just do a version of this thread over there? xJZ is not a great swap for a nissan chassis, everything is on the wrong side. Of course it can be done (anything can be with enough time and money), but unless you are doing it for your youtube subscriber numbers, don't do unnatural things with a nissan!
    3 points
  46. Just wait until you are off your Ps.
    3 points
  47. Spent most of the weekend stripping down parts to get ready for powder coating. I’m getting k-frame, trans cross member, main body brace (goes under trans), p/s oil cooler pipe, exhaust heat shields plus a whole heap of other little bits and pieces coated. Pretty much everything from the front end that is looking a little bit like it’s 25 years old.... I’ll do the arse end suspension parts whenever I decide to change over to the mechanical (non active) LSD diff I sourced for it about 6 years ago. I’ve also decided to ditch the wrinkle red on the inlet manifold at the same time. I’ll see how that comes out before saying/showing anything about colour. On other matters I’ve finally got my front diff/sump back today. Hopefully all perfectly setup now. I can’t wait to do my first dual LSD launch! Hopefully not at the expense of my gearbox..... Speaking of the gearbox, it has arrived at Neat Gearboxes in Adelaide but they’re mid workshop move (not great timing for me!) so probably won’t see the gearbox back till mid to late October. In that time I’ll get the sump refit to the engine and have all the parts back from powder coating so will be able reassemble all of the k-frame (steering rack, cooling pipes etc) and get the engine remounted up waiting for the gearbox internals so as soon as they arrive I can reassemble that and bolt it back on the engine. A few other bits and pieces I have to do are fitting the weld on fitting to the exhaust manifold for the EMAP pipe to connect to. I also have to wire in the EMAP sensor to the ECU, hopefully I have a spare input readily available.... I’ve also decided to replace my head drain/breather with the new PRP dual water/oil drain fitting. I’m not sure if I’ll do it straight away but I’ll enventually fit a header tank linked to that fitting.In the meantime I’ll fit a terminated hose to it poking from around the back of the engine as I don’t think I’d be able to get one fitted once the engine is back in. Still a huge amount of little bits and pieces to do but we currently have a couple of things that have been severely lacking over the past 10 months (motivation and progress) so I’ll capitalise on those while it lasts! I’m pretty confident that this time is finally the time it gets to the point of hitting the road. Maybe, just maybe....... I’ll post some piccies once I actually have some decent to show!
    3 points
  48. Car will be going to SR autobodies in UK before the end of the year for complete refresh on the chassis, subframes, nuts and bolts etc...
    3 points
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