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Shoota's R33 GT-R RB30/26


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On 10/11/2021 at 12:23 AM, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Wen billet? 😂

I haven’t even caved into your demands for a Samsonas yet and you’ve already moved onto harassing me about a billet block!  Gimme a break! 😂

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Got the Pishtony's back in today. With the original gapless rings, not the new ones (don't wanna talk about it....).  Happy to see it heading back in the right direction for a change! 

Rewiring the crank trigger now as it was annoying me how I did it previously.  Hopefully get the oil pump, water pump, rear main housing,  etc bolted back on over the weekend. 

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I also found out what I'm very confident the issue was for the horrid noise I'd created the last time it was all back together (nearly 2 years ago ☹) which led to it all coming out again. It was the spigot bush....  🤦‍♂️.

I'd had to take out the gearbox when it was all back in the car and during that process I must have damaged it getting the box out or back in.  It's broken a big chunk out of the back of the bush which I reckon was causing the dramas as the noise was happening as I starting releasing the clutch. It felt more like a diff/gearbox/driveline issue but if that's what it was, even though it's a $10 part that's added 2 years onto how long since I last drove the car, I'll be happy! 

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Probably boring content sorry but to me it's exciting!  🤣

Block/sump brace in and bolted up. Oil pump and rear main plate on. She's starting to look like an engine again! 

Ignore the zinc bolts on the girdle,  they're just there temporarily to hold some tension around the front and rear (where the sump bolts normally pass through the girdle and bolt direct to the block/oil pump/rear plate) while the sealant dries. 

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On 11/18/2021 at 11:47 PM, Shoota_77 said:

Probably boring content sorry but to me it's exciting!  🤣

Block/sump brace in and bolted up. Oil pump and rear main plate on. She's starting to look like an engine again! 

Ignore the zinc bolts on the girdle,  they're just there temporarily to hold some tension around the front and rear (where the sump bolts normally pass through the girdle and bolt direct to the block/oil pump/rear plate) while the sealant dries. 

 

awesome progress mate. that girdle looks impressive bolted on

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On 22/11/2021 at 9:51 AM, Looney_Head said:

awesome progress mate. that girdle looks impressive bolted on

Cheers mate.  Yeah the PRP stuff is pretty!

Put the front diff cover back on and refit the oil baffles but will need to do a bit of further modification to the baffles as they're hitting on the sump brace somewhere.  I've already chopped a bit off the baffles but still hitting somewhere.  I've put some black texta on the likely locations so I can hopefully see where the contact point is (texta rubbed off) and work out if I fix it with a hammer or a grinder....  Hammer is the preference as grinder means having to re-clean everything AGAIN.

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Feels good to be putting a little bit of time into it again even if only little bits here and there.

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On 22/11/2021 at 12:44 PM, Looney_Head said:

does PRP not give instructions on what needs to be modified on the baffles to fit?

and yep one step at a time, then before you know it GTR noises

Yeah they do.  If you look at the bolt hole reliefs inside the sump in the 2nd picture and the edge running from the front of the sump to the back in the 3rd picture you can see where I've taken a fair bit off the inside of the sump to clearance it.  They make no mention of the baffles in the instructions but that is what is holding up mine even though there shouldn't be any difference between my modified baffles and a normal set.  If anything there's less to mine than normal ones.  Without the baffles in the sump rail sits flush with the brace.  Put the baffles in and she no go.  I'll slowly keep hammering, grinding and current shit till it either sits flush or there's nothing left!

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Got the sump on today.  I made it more of a mission than it should have been...  Some of the reliefs I'd ground out of the block weren't big enough so had to grind a coupleof cap head bolts to fit, had to drill out and tap 8mm thread into the rear plate housing for the back 2 sump bolts, had to drill out a sump hole to 8mm that I should have done when the sump was off, plus a number of other self imposed nightmares...

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Fit the titanium exhaust manifold studs to the head before I whack it back on.  I must say it's a little bit of wank factor but they are bloody nicely made! The threads are so precise and you can give the nuts a good spin with your fingers and they do themselves up the whole way,  noice! 

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Apart from that just got a few things in order ready to bolt the head on next time I get a chance to do something. Modified my old R35 coil bracket (I think it was a Godzilla Motorsport one??) to suit the PRP plug boots.  The PRP boots are shorter so had to shorten the legs that bolt to the head to get the height right. Farked if I can find one of my coils though.... 🤦‍♂️ He gone walkies somewhere...

Still so much to do but slowly heading in the right direction! Too hot for dirtbike riding from now till April so hopefully can spend a bit more time working on it.

I hope everyone else's projects are going well! 😁

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  • 2 weeks later...

Snapped up some new slippers for my princess today.  Pretty bloody excited about them to be honest!  I've been chipping away at my car slowly as it is but hopefully these stunners keep me motivated to keep churning so I get to see it sitting on them rolling out the driveway before I die!  

I saw the wheels on Facebook and instantly fell in love with them.  Procrastinated for a week then decided to try and sell my R34 GT-R wheels first before I committed to these.  Sold the GT-R wheels pretty quick so jumped on the Advan GT's before I missed out.  Won't see them until late December when I drive back through Sydney to pick them up.  Knowing myself I will look at these pictures 5 times per day until then!! 😂

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Little bit of work done over the weekend. 

Replaced the original cam cap bolts with Tomei studs and nuts (to be able to fit oil splash plates anywhere within the cam cover).  Not a sexy job but took a while!

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Fit the PRP dual oil/coolant head drain. I previously had a different one on there so had to grub screw the original holes I'd put in the head for that one. The PRP one fits nice and looks good. 

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Head is back on and all torqued up. Let me tell you that felt like a real step in the right direction! She's looking like an engine now!

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Decided to see if I could run the Boost Doc splash plates and the factory cam cover baffles as well. Surely the more shit in there to keep oil out of the breathers the better right!!! 😅

Lots of measuring, drilling, die grinding and refitting to work out what material needed to be removed. Seems to be all good now, cam covers bolt down without hitting anything which was the plan!

To save a bit of time I was able to trace the holes from the test side onto the other side which made life a lot easier.

Only time will tell if it's actually effective. I'll put some foam in there as well to slow the oil down. 

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On 12/12/2021 at 5:26 PM, Old man 32 GTR said:

Coming along nicely, 

when’s the bay getting painted? 😁👍🏼

Nope, that's being saved for round 2!  I'm trying to keep on track to finish it off and doing things like that are only going to stretch it out way longer than they should. 

Hard to believe that I've owned my car 10 years in Jan next year....  It's been a bumpy 10 years I can tell you!  Hopefully the 10th year is the best year and I finally get to enjoy it again after waaaaay too long! 😁

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On 14/12/2021 at 8:00 AM, Looney_Head said:

Looking good. its a nice feeling to have the head on and looking like an engine again

Cheers mate, yeah it definitely felt like a defining moment to get the head back on and torqued down.  On that note, I forgot how tight 135Nm feels like when you're torqueing down a head!!  It feels like you're at the limit of the poor old studs even though I'm sure there's plenty left in them it still feels like they're about to let go at any moment!

 

 

I'm heading up north (Balina/Coffs Harbour/Nambucca/etc) with the family (god help me....) on Monday so will be out of action for a few weeks.  That actually sucks as now that I'm getting some traction I want to keep the wheels turning but this slams on the brakes again!  I've got a few days off after we get back so hopefully i can get a few things done.  Should be able to finish off the engine and get it sitting in my cradle I made ready to start thinking about sliding it back in....

Still have to buy a couple more things before I can say I pretty much have everything I need - Frenchy's In Tank Fuel Sytem and Haltech EGT sensors and then apart from little shit you never think of (fittings, hoses, sequential gearboxes, etc...) I'm pretty much done buying big stuff.  For now.

The big dilemma I'm fighting with at the moment is re-wiring the engine bay.  I've got extra wiring to add in for stuff I've added (EGT's, drive by wire setup, etc) so while I'm at it I'm really tempted to run two bulkhead fittings (one each side) to run wiring though.  I've got so many wires running through the grommet already it's a battle to get any more through.  Running 1 per side would firstly make it heaps neater and would make pulling the wiring out so much easier but obviously means a lot more dicking around rewiring the whole bloody thing as I would have to extend the majority of the wires particularly the ones running across to the drivers side to go out through that connector.  Has anyone dabbled with this before?  Would be interested to see any other examples or variations to this.

These are similar to the fittings I have-

Amazon.com: Deutsch HDP20 Bulkhead 47-pin Connector kit, 14, 20 AWG Solid  Contacts : Industrial & Scientific

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Picked up my wheels on the way back from Sydney today. OMFG they're fu(#in stunning! I'm in love with an inanimate object...

Photos DO NOT do them justice, they look so much better in person. 😍😍

Can't wait to get them on the car even without boots just to get a feel for how they will look. 

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On 29/12/2021 at 10:29 PM, Shoota_77 said:

Picked up my wheels on the way back from Sydney today. OMFG they're fu(#in stunning! I'm in love with an inanimate object...

Photos DO NOT do them justice, they look so much better in person. 😍😍

Can't wait to get them on the car even without boots just to get a feel for how they will look. 

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The guy you bought them off must be a top bloke 😉

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On 30/12/21 at 9:59 AM, usmair said:

The guy you bought them off must be a top bloke 😉

Ha ha, so he tells me! 😂😂

I can’t guarantee that I’ll use them but I’ll take good care of them! 
 

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