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rcs_888

R34 Sports Sedan Build

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Definitely don't stop posting mate I'm loving reading all the updates, can't wait to see it perform on the track

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Looking but not posting haha. I like the filter adaptor, but surely its easier to get a filter assembly that doesnt have the heat exchanger on it? (rb20 and some rb30 i believe). Regardless, it looks good, must be handy having access to good machinery to make stuff like that.

Cheers buddy, yeah could buy something like that but just money and a possibility it might not fit etc.. this way it cost me nothing except half hour and some scrap bar i had at work lol. Yeah i definatley couldnt've done half this car without working in the industry lol.

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Definitely don't stop posting mate I'm loving reading all the updates, can't wait to see it perform on the track

Cheers buddy well looks like i will keep posting. Yeah i cant wait to see it on the track either haha.

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Well have fitted the oil spiggot and works a treat

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Also if you remember i made a cardboard template of what i wanted for the coolant and power steering tank.

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Well its now home for test firting

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Once im happy i will cap them. The front is obviously coolant and has the sight glass and the back is power steering so that will just have a screw on lid with a pin in the middle that will have a line on it lol.

Also awhile ago had issues with overheating so sourced a ISC alloy rad and made an alloy thermofan holder

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Havent had a chance to test it on the track but just warming it up and driving on the street as soon as i hit the switch it dropped 30* easily so should be alright

Funny to look at the fact that 6 months ago i had this...

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Also it makes you appreciate what you have i used to be working in a gravel carport awhile ago and now i have progressed upto a nice single garage

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Tight ass form of racking and my whiteboard with list of what needs to be done etc....

And the engine bay as it sits currently

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Sorry for the long ass post just had 10 mins to chillout today hahaha

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Well trying to make some headway with this wiring. My plan is just to build the engine loom for now. I dont want to turn this into a bigger project than it already is. The provisions are there for a full engine and body loom but thats down the track.

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Thats obviously the haltech mounted with fuse box and relays mounted and all getting wired up. Cant do much on the engine loom untill Intake manifold rocks up to run cables for injectors and CAS etc..

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Gotta admit i do have a pretty amazing Fiance. Its too hard to wire everything up in the shed so she lets me setup in the lounge room to do all my soldering etc..

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My amazing fiance and the helper :P

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Cheers buddy. Hopefully people can look at the build an get some motivation. Will be awesome to see more grip builds happening haha.

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Cheers guys, hopefully get some done on it this weekend. Already cut off the T2 flange and have mocked up the T3 flange so will tig that back on sunday and then can start doing oil and water lines.

Hopefully inlet manifold will be here soooooooooon so i can start doing injector wiring. Hopefully have some more pics sunday arvo guys

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Also i have had a couple of people message me telling me that my oil cooler mount is all wrong and that you should have both the inlet and outlet up top. This is is a common miss-conception caused by the fact that most people mount theres this way. If you think about how a radiator is mounted you have your inlet at the top and your outlet at the bottom as the coolest oil will be at the bottom. So if you have your outlet at the top your still pushing hot oil back into the motor. Just found this

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The reason you dont want the inlet and outlet at the bottom is because you will almost definatley just fill the cooler with air and then have the possibility of getting air into the system.

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Got slightly side tracked today.... My tig just gets picked up an moved around the shed an its a pain in the ass with the bottle etc... coming home last night an someone has brought a trolley up my street lol... yepp that will do. post-96314-14342505616068_thumb.jpg

:D now have a nice little tig trolley

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Got slightly side tracked today.... My tig just gets picked up an moved around the shed an its a pain in the ass with the bottle etc... coming home last night an someone has brought a trolley up my street lol... yepp that will do. attachicon.gif1434250559143.jpg

:D now have a nice little tig trolley

Hahahahaha love it. Lets hope it makes for easier progress and more updates :)

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Mainly wiring this weekend but did manage to get the new T3 flange welded onto the manifold. Also because im running LS2 coils i made some coil mounts that bolt upto the tocker covers.

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As for the wiring made a mount for the isolator.

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So now the starting box is pretty much complete. Has all headlights, indicators and wipers under the iso switch.

How do you bend up sheet metal when your too slack to go into work?

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Clamp 5mm plate to your bench and bend away! Haha worked reasonably well.

So currently wiring up the coils with power, earth and switching wires etc..

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Well there you go. LS coils wired and mounted. Now just gotta order some universal MSD leads and make all that

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Also best part is that you can get to plug #5 & #6 woop wooppost-96314-14342705235573_thumb.jpg

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Hahaha sorry mate works been hectic and thats whats paying for the build lol. I got one of the Chinese FFP and it needs some love so have just been attacking all the ports and port matching and blending it all. But my biggest concern is the water outlet as there meant to be a "tollerence" fit and it was as loose as a goose so have drilled and tapped the manifold and machined the outlet

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Will try get some more updates this week tho

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