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  1. Thanks - lots of options there. I had considered the last option, and decided that if it was that easy everyone would be doing it, so didn't think anymore about it.
  2. To be fair, you mentioned oil & BMW in the same sentence first. So back on track, what tyres have you found?
  3. I have a BMW, and as much as I love it, I'm very qualified to bash it......
  4. Assuming you have 8.5" rims, 245 should be ok. The 245/45 will be a slightly larger diameter, so acceleration will suffer a bit. We tried these a few years ago, and compared to a "real" semi slick they weren't very good. I thnk the AR-1 is a better track tyre than the NS-2R, but not sure how the pricing compares. Have you tried to find used tyres - there are some bargains to be had sometimes.
  5. Probably like moving interstate and needing to get a roadworthy to change rego I suspect.
  6. Thanks for that - massive help. I assume the spacer is just sitting between the block & idler - not welded / JB welded or anything? Yeah - I'm on the fence at the moment. There is a suggestion that the S1 block is somehow stronger, and I've got it. OTOH it was cheap, and maybe the newer block is the better option. I was hoping to find someone who has used the PRP plate - I can always ask them but will they tell me if it's not a good solution?
  7. No, this area on the early blocks needs to have material added, not removed: I can't see anything on page 7 that helps me - can you expand? To be clear, my problem is mounting the idler/tensioner where the top photo on page 7 shows "RB25 Idler". The pic above shows the same location without the idler. On later blocks this area is filled to the same level as the area on the left hand side of the pic.
  8. We've been running an RB25/30 R33 track car for 3-4 years, putting out around 300 RWKW. All was good, until it wasn't - a funny noise & a locked engine, and we found part of a rod on the track. The engine was built with stock rods & pistons. Haven't pulled the motor out yet, and can't even see where the hole is, but it's clearly terminal. We've sourced another RB30 block, but couldn't see until we started stripping it that it doesn't have the flat surface on the front for the relocated tensioner. Apparenty very early RB30's were like this. A bit of research shows that Platinum Racing Products sell a converter - it looks like a shaped plate that somehow attached to the front of the block to allow the tensioner to be fitted. I can't find anyone who's used one, nor much other info about them. Does anyone here know anything about this? The plate is https://platinumracingproducts.com/products/rb30-s1-block-converter Not sure whether to continue with this block, or ditch it and find another one. It does have the turbo oil & water ports on th eexhaut side. The new build will include forged rods & pistons, to try and avoid a repeat problem.
  9. We went the red way, and also wondered why it was so long.
  10. It's been a long time since I've used them, but E-Go Transport - e-go.com.au - used to be good value. I've used them in th epast to ship wheels, tyres, bumpers, and a V6 engine. among other things. They used to offer depot to depot shipping at a lower cost than pickup &/or delivery. No affiliation, but was always happy with their service & prices. Out of interest I put your figures in and they are quoting $328 depot to depot.
  11. This photo is from an RB25DET crank, but probably no different to an RB26. The drill bit shank shown is 6mm, so I'd say the grubscrew is M6, and would assume the thread pitch is 1.0 because thats the common size (but you could use a fine thread if you wish). they are quite short - I'm thinking 5 mm or so from memory. I'm not removing it to check as it's threadlocked.
  12. Bringing and old thread back, because I have new info. We removed the airbags from a series 2 R33 GTST track car, and they are not Takata branded. Info printed on the inflators is "HERST. MORTON INTL, OGDEN USA" and "NISSAN MOTOR DEUTSHLAND Gmbh NEUSS." A Google search for Morton International shows they made airbags in Utah, and a 1994 new item claims they had 60% of the worldwide airbag market at that time. Make of this what you will, but the airbags in my car are (were) not Takata. The inflator on the steering wheel is a different model (but looks very similar) to the pair of inflators on the passgenger side airbag.
  13. Exactly the same here but on a GTST R33 - same front brakes, same soft pedal, same years of annoyance - the BM57 made a huge difference.
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