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  • Birthday 10/19/1985

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    '93 R32 GTR
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  1. Hi all, Just wanting some advice regarding grout filling blocks. Long story short, i am looking at building a new short block for my car as the current one has a 1mm crack that has been JB Welded and with the power it will eventually fail. I have managed to find a virgin block r32 rb26 block, plan is to go billet main caps and plate. After talking to a few people online some people running big power on the cast blocks have also done grout fill along with bracing of some sort. I have talked to my engine builder about the idea of going half grout fill as it is still a street car and the setup for billet block is out of the question. My engine builder has used Hardblok on old V8's, however they were for dedicated drag cars on methanol so heat is not really an issue. The issue is he has concerns about the grout separating from the bores from heat expansion with the different materials. Cheers Jeff
  2. Gearbox has arrived safely and have bolted it in. All i can say is wow what a box. It is a wee bit noiser than what i had hoped for however now i can finally give the car a good rip. It feel really weird being a brand new box, there is no slope in it at all. I had opted for the centre billet plate upgrade and using the stock 5th however for some reason i can hear it whine in 5th while cruising on the motor way.
  3. Sorry to hear about your experience, I got my gearset through Neat Gearboxes. There was a hold up of about 4 weeks due me wanting the 26 spline input shaft as there were none in stock. All up I think it has taken 7 weeks from putting in the order to it being built and fitted into the donor box
  4. Treated myself to a wee xmas present, my tuner had managed to score an awesome deal for the link dash, so i went for the 7" dash with the Mako dash mount to complete replace the stock cluster. It was a bit of a mission as the R32 ran a mechanical speedo drive, however friend of my had a spare s13 speedo drive the converts mechanical to digital. We are currently working out how to get the power steer to work, as i believe the original cluster used the mechanical speedo input to send a signal to the hicas ecu to feed power to the power steer. video-1606884470.mp4 video-1606883980.mp4
  5. Managed to track down some old school Bride Euro reclinables, they were pretty stiff to say the least but for $300 for the pair I could say no as my stock gtr seats are mint and didn’t want to ruin them. Got them reupholstered in alcantara (that stuff is $$$) new springs, cushions and strengthened bolsters. Now sitting on genuine bride rails
  6. i'm glad i went with the 6466, i did get offered a 6870 for only a few hundred dollars more at the time but decided it was too big for a street car. Friend of mine has the 6266 with a 1.01AR isnt really that much more responsive than the 6466 with a 1.01AR.
  7. Just had an update from Sam at Neat Gearboxes. Gearbox build is in its final assembly and will be shipped in the next few days. Pretty excited to say the least. Opted for the PAR straight cut synchro 1st-4th with stock 5th, PPG centre billet plate and upgraded 26 spline input shaft.
  8. Something weird has happend, when infirst start the car, i would have powersteering for about 3kms then steering would get heavy and stay like that until i start the car again.
  9. Hi All, I have recently changed my dash to one of Link's new digital dashes, managed to get the speedo and odometer working by using the S13 speedo sensor as they run a analog to digital converter and sends the signal to the ecu then onto the dash. My problem now though is that i feel like i have no power steer at low speeds, which i am guessing with the factory setup the speedo drive cable goes to the dash then from there sends a signal to the hicas pump( i have removed hicas) Unfortunately my mechanic isnt really too familiar with it so we are a bit stuck. Any ideas? im guessing in theory i need to get the speed signal to the hicas ecu? Regards Jeff
  10. Yea, the stock box really is a ticking time bomb. I did consider the PAR dogbox, but unfortunately not many people near where i live has a dogbox to kind of get an idea on what its like for a daily. At least i got a good deal with Sam, i could sell it and go dogbox later down the track. Another hard thing to justify going all out is we only have 6 drag meets a year, and after my last stint i am banned until i get a full cage.
  11. Surprisingly tho, my current stock box has no issues flat shifting at 9k rpm. I messaged Neat last week and the input shaft was getting heat treated, so once thats all done it shouldnt take too long. Fingers cross it will arrive here after new years, also opted for the OS centre billet plate as well.
  12. Hey @BKi opted for the synchro box as I still wanted a semi comfortable street car haha
  13. The gearbox is currently still getting built, just waiting on a few bits as i had opted for the GM 26 spline input shaft. Hopefully it would allow me to be a bit more aggressive on the shifts. Yea theres a few NZs running the speedtek gearsets and seem to be good. Jeff
  14. Yea would love to see it hitting a 9, however i am banned until i get a cage haha.
  15. Well its been a while. Had the car back on the dyno due to a fuel pressure cut and decided while it was on the dyno diagnosing problems we would tweak the tune a wee bit more. Ended up only making an extra 10hp however we had gained 50nm throughout the whole rev range. So now making 626rwkw and 950nm. Had a drag event on last month so decided to take the car down and give it a shot on the stock box. To anyone who thinks drag racing is easy...well its not my first pass was a [email protected] as the car completely bogged and almost stalled 😅played around with the launch control and managed a slightly better [email protected] Then for the last pass as i needed to go to a birthday party i just sent it and ended up with a [email protected] **please note the 60ft is 1.802 not 0.802 haha
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