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Steve85 last won the day on July 25 2019

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  1. So quick update. I'm still lurking around... I've actually just returned from a sleep study as it appears I do not sleep particularly well. This tends to fit with sufferers of depression as it it a fact that those who have depression tend to have reduced sleep quality. Being in Melbourne, I am currently in Stage 4 Lockdown. I can honestly say this sucks big time. I'm here at home with the children and my wife all day, every day. My wife is being very supportive but as the primary worker, she gets a nice office in the house, while I get to share with the children. I love my children very much, but holy moly. I've had enough of them for 2020. There is no escape from them and they are ever more demanding day on day. If you're in lockdown too and you read this, get in touch, let's swap horror stories of partners/children etc. My motto at this point it simply to take it day by day. I am not planning much other than the children's activities as best I can the day before. I am very much waiting to be released from lockdown to handball the children to a grandparent and do nothing, or anything. Happy 2020 to all. /s
  2. Welcome to the club! Hopefully we can answer some of your queries here.
  3. Welcome aboard. Looks like a good example you've picked up there. Hopefully we can all be of some help to you also if you should ever need it.
  4. Nice man, this things looks like an amazing example. Hope to see more of this!
  5. Best way is to find an old POS skyline and take it's non rusted pieces. It's been done before and will continue to be done until we run out of non-turbo automatic models. lol A decent front cut chassis will do.
  6. Yeah sorry. We've got a 33 GTR that's stock with no kms on it. It's a lovely car, but I wouldn't describe it as fast. I had it dyno'd at CRD before i bought it. 177kw at all four. I've the sheet somewhere. A better test, was match against my blue car, the stock one on boost at full throttle was as quick to 100kph as my blue one off boost in 2nd from 15kph. Once my blue one reach boost and grabbed third... lol I'd be surprised if our Silver car could lose a modern hot hatch. It could probably keep up, but 1997 was a looong time ago. Anyway to OPs point, it's how you drive the car that matters. Some of the most stupid and dangerous driving i've done was in my 1990 N13 Pulsar with maybe 70kw at the wheels. I often think about the dumb shit I did in that car and how lucky i am to be here now.
  7. There is an unmolested 33 out there. And i can tell you without a doubt, it is slow as all hell. A wopping 177kw at the wheels makes you feel like... like you're sort of moving. If you've driven anything that has even a basic premise of "sporty" then you'll be ok. To be honest, the big thing is not treating the throttle like an on/off switch. Turns out all cars can be driven pretty damn slowly if you aren't heavy on the throttle.
  8. Well this is bullsh*t. I've got four cars (down from 5). Millennials all have cars. It's the generation after us that doesn't bother.
  9. Wow! NOT what I was expecting. This is so cool. Did you find this and buy it or did you go the long route and build it yourself? Any details on the specifications? I'm not too familiar with these myself.
  10. I think most of us are old and wise enough to know better than to come out swinging on this stuff. Sometimes we all make mistakes and sometimes sh*t just goes wrong. Live and learn! *Plus we know you're not a troll and are always helpful...
  11. Welcome Mark. Are we talking about a Datsun 1200? That's pretty sweet. Let us know some more details and maybe a picture or two?
  12. Nah. Family life. I'll drive very nicely with them on-board. Currently looking for a car to drive itself down the freeway... (V60 or Model 3 maybe). GTR though... yeah. Some of my antics cannot be discussed here without me getting in super duper double trouble. lol just like the rest of you!
  13. OP has never driven a good manual car. Autos are wonderful for freeway driving on cruise the family and stop start traffic. That's it, manual is better for driving fun everywhere else. (oh Auto better for drags). Manuals are better for track, twisting roads, even freeway pulls. Double clutching, heel and toe, clutch in revs, choosing your own RPM for launches, flicking the lever through a fast change at the cutout. All these things bring me great joy and satisfaction. Autos are for when I am not interested in driving for fun and simply want to arrive at my destination without any interest in being a hoon or having fun. For what it's worth, a slushbox GTR would suck in my opinion.
  14. Me too... I have no idea what it's doing. Of course, i don't often have time to look at it though.
  15. I don't know enough about wheels, suspension or spacers to be of an use here, but glad that you only had this minor amount of damage. I shudder to think if it had let go at high speed... I am happy that you can post it up here though, sounds like you got off reasonably lightly all factors considered.
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