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sav man

Ben's R32 Gtst Build

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  • I'll be there, but it turns out that the spark plug problem that caused the ecu to miss count trigger teeth and fire 30 deg out caused a fair bit on damage.  The machine shop found a 9 thou bow in the bore, so I pulled all the rings off the pistons to check them, once the rings came off the ring lands fell out.  So i'm going oversized ross pistons, hopefully i'll have everything back this week to put it back together.

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  • The pistons have had a good life.  6 years of racing on a set of std pistons

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    On 14/08/2017 at 11:53 AM, sav man said:

    I'll be there, but it turns out that the spark plug problem that caused the ecu to miss count trigger teeth and fire 30 deg out caused a fair bit on damage.  The machine shop found a 9 thou bow in the bore, so I pulled all the rings off the pistons to check them, once the rings came off the ring lands fell out.  So i'm going oversized ross pistons, hopefully i'll have everything back this week to put it back together.

    Awesome to hear you'll be there mate, I will be there for tour class too. Fingers crossed for no rain! 

     

    How are the repairs going? 

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  • Rain doesn't hurt haha.  I've heard the road is pretty grippy in the wet.  We'll have to have a beer on the Sunday night

    They are coming along well, the engine will be back in the car this weekend.  I've got the head on most of the manifold on.  just need to fit turbo and sump and it's good to go in

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  • Engine is all together and running again.  I took the car for a quick run tonight and there were no leaks, which always makes a day better.  I'kk put some km on it this weekend and it;ll be all ready for snowy river

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  • So I should probably update from the past 2 rallies.

    The Snowy River sprint was stinking hot, we ended up with 60 deg cabin tempatures.  Unfortunatly we did the weekend on 10psi of boost, as the boost solenoid failed.  But we still set top 3 times most of the weekend with no power.  Luckely for us the event got cut short because of bushfires, the heat had also killed the alternator

    I left the car in melb for 3 weeks between Snowy River and GTR.  When I picked it up I replaced the alt and solenoid.

    GTR was a better rally.  I had a new nav so we lost a fair bit of time in the morning getting up to speed with each other.  But by the end of the event we were getting stage wins.  We ended up finishing 2nd in the championship, which I can't really complain about since the car was temperamental for most of the year.  

     

     

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  • Thought I better give an update.  I've added R34 GT-R rims onto the car with Dunlop 265's, they only just fit but it's made a big difference to grip.  The last event for the year was the Poatina Mountain Race, we finished 2nd overall to a 360awkw R34 GT-R which wasn't too bad. Especially when rally safe said we were 20km/h down on his top speed.

     

     

    Plans for 2018 is for some circuit work and maybe some more Mountain Motorsports events.  I want to have a crack at the Targa Championship in the Corvette, so probably less events in the Skyline

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  • Yep Subie is gone, replaced with a 2010 Corvette ZR1

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    Err, that's f**king epic, how did I miss this? 

    Thread on it somewhere or just covering it here?

     

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  • I haven't got a thread on it, just on my racing facebook page.  The mod list is cage, seats, shocks so not a lot to report on haha

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