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sav man

Ben's R32 Gtst Build

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sav man    38
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  • My problem was the I got ebay chinese 1zz coils (were not stamped Denso), and they just fail and don't give spark.  I replaced them with vdo branded 1zz coils and they are fine.  You will be fine with either VDO or Denso.

    I am off to Lake Mountain Sprint this weekend in the Skyline

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    Komdotkom    5

    Hi Ben,

     

    Thanks for the quick response.

    Good luck at Lake Mountain, with all the rain we've had over the last week I imagine there will be a fair bit of debris on the course. Have you done an event with Mountain Motorsport before?

     

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    sav man    38
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  • I'm back from Lake Mountain.  I had the car come off the trailer on the way to the boat which damaged the intercooler, no holes but blocked a few tubes.  Thanks to Roy for looking found Melb for a replacement, but I recided to use what I had.

    It took me a while to get back up to speed, but by the last few stages we were starting to get the correct amount of speed from the car.  Still some more to go, but getting better in the lead up to Targa.

    This was the last stage for the event.

     

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    sav man    38
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  • I think the Mustang only has about 700hp

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    djr81    179

    Looks neat on the tellie at the V8 round along with all the other Skylines.  Hope the fire didn't cause too much damage.

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    sav man    38
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  • Fire was pretty small.  I overfilled the sump, so it spat a heap of oil out, when the catch can filled up it started putting oil in the engine bay, which found it's way onto the turbo.  Made it out for race 1, but it was cut short because of an evo that couldn't handle the wet.  Hoping for more rain tomorrow

     

     

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    djr81    179

    Fk, given the carnage down there this weekend that is a big call.  Looked to be a bit of a shambles with just about every race having bent cars in it.

    Loving the variety in your category.  20B Rx, four Skylines (Who's is the Calsonic one?) and two nutters running Westfields in a category that includes Falcons and Commodores. The Emo ok or is it stuffed as well?

    Post up your interview. Looked smooth.

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    sav man    38
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  • Race 2 was great today, torrential rain.  I went from 10th to 4th in the first lap before being red flagged.  On the restart I went from 10th to 3rd on the first lap, and ended up 4th at the end of the race.  I had oil pressure problems (not enough oil in sump)  in the last race, so pulled the car in before I damaged anything.

    The calsonic car is a local one.  gtst with gtr wide body and rb26.  Emo isn't too bad

    I just need to find the correct oil level for the new sump for the circuit.

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    sav man    38
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  • Here is the incar from the wettest race

     

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    Duncan    741

    good driving in horrible conditions there, well done

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    sav man    38
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  • So I did a hill climb a few weeks ago and the car was pushing oil again, so I decided to investigate it properly.  I only got the problem after I put the new sump on, so I looked through some old logs and compared it to current logs.  It turns out by fixing the oil pressure (or lack of pressure) problem I had created another with too much oil in the head.  A few years ago I get followed the sydneykid guide for the oil restrictors (1.25mm and block), but that starved the head and made the lifers rattle.  So now I'm going to have to go back to that setup.

    So since the head has to come off I've decided to strip it down and do rings and bearings, and also fix the bits that weren't done properly when it was rushed together the first time.  So it's off at the machine shop at the moment to have it ready to go for snowy riger sprint in Sept

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    Komdotkom    5

    You won't believe this, but my last RB20 ran forever and used two .9mm Mig welding tips as restrictors - very effective and abundant.

     

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    sav man    38
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  • Sounds like we get advice from the same people.  my restrictors are threaded so I'll be able to but new ones in, I was going to run mig tips but they were too hard to get a die over.  I'm planning on 2x 0.9 (from 2x 1.5)

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    sav man    38
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  • The Skyline dash is suede from spotlight, at the time it was cheaper than flocking.

    I did get a flock kit from a woodwork shop to do the dash of the Subaru, it's pretty easy, paint the glue on then tip the flock on then wait.

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