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rcs_888

R34 Sports Sedan Build

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On 15/06/2017 at 7:24 AM, rcs_888 said:

No criticism's? I cant be doing everything right lol. Comeone guys give me some feedback lol

Hurry up and finish it, so we can see some track action :D

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I am just as keen as you!! Haha hopefully by the end of the year. Now i just have to workout when my roster aligns with track days :(

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so mia for a year on your build and i come back and see this! far out bro thats a hell of alot of work, no doubt your hanging to finish it and have some fun!

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This looks awesome! in regards to feedback, perhaps ask an Admin to move it to the Motorsport builds section? might be seen by a few of the motorsport guru's

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Cheers guys, yeah i started it in this section because i never intended on it being anymore than a daily/weekend track day car but that seems to have fallen by the way side.

Progress has dropped right off again ended up getting crook as a dog and realised that working 7 days then 7 nights really did need a break and going out to the shed every day just drove me into the ground unfortunatley. But there will be more updates, this car come out from under the covers every time just takes me a while at times

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So i have finally managed to get a little bit done primarily tidy up wiring and just make the whole office abit more appealing.

 

So oil system is buttoned up, oil cooler mounted, filter mounted, new oil pressure sensor mounted.

 

Radiator has been filled up and found a leak [emoji20] bugger not terrible but will need to be fixed obviously but that has all bled up alright so pretty happy with all that.

 

So with the wiring i have ditched the Autometer gauges and am now running all GM sensors, oil pressure, coolant temp, IAT and LS9 Map sensor so now its all digital and can view it on the Tablet/Dash. Im happy its a shitload tidier than my first attempt and i have learnt alot this time around for the next attempt one day.

 

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So going to WTAC this weekend so im sure that will ignite some enthusiasm to press on

 

ALSO YES I WILL BE PAINTING THE CRABBING SIGN I JUST HAVENT HAD ANY TIME

 

 

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On 10/10/2017 at 11:58 PM, rcs_888 said:

ALSO YES I WILL BE PAINTING THE CRABBING SIGN I JUST HAVENT HAD ANY TIME

haha I thought it was a sponsor! :4_joy:

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So i havent done a whole lot on the car in the past couple of months just work takes up so much time uo here and then spending some time with the missus doesnt leave a whole lot left over for the race car but hopefully i will be getting back into it again but have just been collecting some goodies and these just arrived. Woohoooo loving the support from Josh at MCA happy to answer any questions ive had and offer setup suggestions etc.. so loving having them onboard
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Wow im terrible at keeping this thread updated but to be honoust so much other stuff has been happening and chaing jobs etc has been a pain in the ass but anyway it sits there and gets the car cover taken off from time to time and cleaned. For now the past 2-3 years i have been helping out a young lad who lives in our town with a formula vee and he has been doing awesome and has decided he wasnt to build a sports sedan so in starting to build his for him he has got me enthused for mine and with the thunder sports category and all the new cars around i reckon im going to hit it hard and get it done!

anyway noone want to read they want some pics

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so this will be like the 3rd revision of the front end and i think this time ill be happy with it and hopefully able to make a mould of it all.

 

so anyway a couple of pics of the formula vee ive been helping out with.

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Home for another 3 days and then flying out to bendigo. yesterday wasnt too bad but todays gonna be mid 40's so out nice n early and try get something done to the pig. Front end is taking shape and finally happy with the shape and progress with it all. 

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see how we go with temps today hopefully get some glass laid down so i can start sanding and smoothing it all to get ready for making the mould

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so weather today is killer was gonna go for a ride on the crf but decided that it was too good to miss so started laying some glass so i can start smoothing it all off. In the meantime letting it all dry i have been tinkering with the brakes that i got god knows how long ago.. so adapters have been made and fitted to a wheel and they touck the wheel weights so im going to take them back off and shave them abit more try to gain a couple of mm clearance to the wheel but see how we go. First actual part i have made on the new mill. everything else has been making swarf and ruining expensive blocks of alloy lol. 20191025_112327.thumb.jpg.01e4fdb232e072a2886a9dfb55239683.jpg20191025_112332.thumb.jpg.81824e8a2be622a4ef66fceac4d3f80b.jpg20191025_112342.thumb.jpg.0e8252e7960a13260f5ec9313c84cb76.jpg20191025_113734.thumb.jpg.69b718e5fbc24cfa9239ff30659d698e.jpg20191025_113747.thumb.jpg.a068e0019924a10a8202eb690d85e7dd.jpg20191025_113825.thumb.jpg.589855898a2d1a1b1aed7263b0e2e2db.jpg

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What an awesome day!! 

fiberglass laid over all the bits that need some work so tomorrow will be laying bog on and getting ready to start smoothing it all off and getting it ready to make the mould. Also the brakes are proving to be abit of a headache as they dont clear inside the wheel so will have abit more of a play with that and possibly have to sit the caliper down abit lower on the disk, so see how that goes. 

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okay need some feedback... front guards atm i just kinda threw some corflute at it and made up a ztune style flare and i kinda dig it. whats your guys thoughts20191026_105440.thumb.jpg.e2f9fb41dc166dfb6eff4543d8ec6343.jpg20191026_105432.thumb.jpg.a8ea1b8a91eb903cd7eccff2798810a7.jpg20191026_105448.thumb.jpg.02774f96d3c15aa8a15f2fc598201b5a.jpg20191026_105458.thumb.jpg.9c32dc9f916841913153bdf6f03d7d92.jpg

or the bolt on style flare

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well flare is sorted and decided lol. going the ztune style and it looks amazing i love it! 

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once its all smoothed off it should look awesome! soooo happy after all the years 

also brakes are done and fit. millimeter perfect! haha

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So cars been wrapped up again for awhile. Fly out tomorrow so see when i get home :( anyway laid some glass on the quarters and love the shape so im stoked!20191026_212054.thumb.jpg.3d47548766572058375d549751cb7a14.jpg

anyway both brake brackets are done, not quite cnc but i cant workout computers anyway lol. 

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all tucked in till next time. have a rough plan for building some of my own front hubs with some bigger bearings and more adjustability etc so might toy with that idea while im away. 20191027_191242.thumb.jpg.2e1936cdebd71ca6f9507f937256eac7.jpg

if anyones got any feedback im keen to hear it! 

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Best part is, you're making something that suits YOU!  Not many people make their own flares and panels.

I like the bolt on flares.  But my favourite "look" is the Alfa 155GTA DTM, circa 1996.  Even better, search up some vids and turn up the sound.

Very keen to see these progress further when you're back home from work.

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Cheers Dale, yeah 12,000rpm is quite a unique sound *drool* haha

Yeah the ztune was always the dream car so the front guards being kinda z tune inspired kinda fulfills a dream of a ztune that i will never afford lol. Plan for the rear quarters is pretty similar.Screenshot_20191021-123608_Facebook.thumb.jpg.c5a718be8a84c5314f907f5e3b17a849.jpg

maybe a little more subtle but who knows till i run some corflute down them and see how it looks.

 

As for the oil system ive had the dry sump pump for ages and have only just made up the bracket to hold the pump in the stock AC location and the new ATI balancer is on the way and then ill have to buy a mandrel for the pulley. Im kinda stuck with the sump at the moment as i have a couple of RB25 and RB30's laying around but the new motor is a 26 block so a different bolt pattern but im thinking about making it multi fit and then what ever block im running i can grub screw the other holes to seal it up but im undecided on that at the moment. If anyone has a RB26 template for the sump that would be killer as i cant find one :(

anyway im about to board so will update you later woth me new thoughts lol

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So the stock knuckles are annoying me.. they weigh an absolute tonne and its crazy thats its all unsprung weight.. so im wanting to design up my own knuckles and build something abit more universal with built in R/C correction, more offset so i can ditch the spacers and some bigger wheel bearings to avoid pad knockoff that i have heard people with skylines having once pushing the limits (not that mine ever will if it doesnt touch the track....).

Planning on a front RC about 60mm high, KPI of 12*, Camber around 6*, Caster of 10* but im not too sure about scrub radius or caster trail. If anyone has any input let me know! im keen to measure up the stock knuckles to see what scrub radius they run stock and maybe make it close to that but with room for adjustment

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