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Ryan1200

R33gtr Drag Car

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Hey guys,

Thought it was time to share the progress from the last year of building a bare 33GTR shell into a drag car.

DTP motorsport has done all the car repairs and fabrication work. U can find more pics on there Facebook page of the build.

The Engine is by JHH racing and is Rb30-3.2L, Precision 8685, Hypertune, RIPS 4WD glide, Motec ect ect

I have a ton of pics so ill keep them coming as i can.

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Started out in pretty average condition unfortunately but we got it straightened out.

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Trust Drag cooler purchased from NXTIME.

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Very minimal cutting required to the bar as we got the 165mm thick cooler right back.

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Converting to manually operated windows. Mixture of Daihatsu applause and gtr mechs did the job.

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Peterson 2.5 gallon tank fitted.

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Custom fuel tank in progress

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Parachute anchor point.

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Glass installed

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Seat bracket for the kirky race seats we got powder coated black.

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RIPS NZ transfercase pump setup on custom bracket

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Early model Rb20 converted for dry sump setup.

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Brackets about to get sent off for coating.

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Motec Can pad and bracket.

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Installing the stretch carpet

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Laying down carbon fibre matt ready for the hardener to be applied for the interior panels.

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Oil and fuel pump mount in progress.

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New pillow ball bushes installed

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ARP extended bolts pressed in place.

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Rear cradle was strengthened powder coated and installed with Gktech adjustable arms top and bottom

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The brains of the outfit getting mounted.

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The box on the right side is for power management to control solenoids, fans, pumps, lights ect.

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Complete RIPS AWD 2SPD setup arrived.

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Manifold underway.

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These turbosmart gates have sensors mounted in the top hats so there movements can be logged.

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Decided to keep it GT42 frame size if i ever wanted to downsize in turbocharger i could so i went for a Precision 8685 1.28.

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Removed the standard GT42 type compressor outlet flange and replaced it with a vibrant 3.5"clamp.

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Nitto 3.2L dura finished crank, JHH spec'd carrillo rods carr rod bolts, DLC coated pins and coated JE pistons :cheers:

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Purchased new 34GTR head started by removing seats and guides ready for new hardware installation.

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Bronze seats fitted

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Seats cut

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CNC ported

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They don't look like steel seats to me!...???

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I don't know the exact specifics of the materail used for the seats mike but it's a form of bronze that works well with ethanol fuels.

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Sick build!

I think Mike is confused as you posted a picture of the valves and valve guides, then mention valve seats. ( which were fitted to head on next photo)

Really looking forward to seeing this one!

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Sick build!

I think Mike is confused as you posted a picture of the valves and valve guides, then mention valve seats. ( which were fitted to head on next photo)

Really looking forward to seeing this one!

Thanks mate!! Its defiantly been a long build we started to assemble the car earlier last year but been collecting parts for about 3 years now so its been a long process.. Got a ton of pics to get through thats for sure!! :thumbsup:

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JHH etched logo into the custom carrillo's.

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Darton sleeved RB30 block. CNC machined to accept the new sleeves then grout filled.

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Billet maincaps and girdle.

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Tank fabrication time.

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Ready for coating in saturn black :yes:

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60mm precision BOV.

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Coating finished looks mint!

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Extreme coating on the manifold and dump.

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4.5" in diameter!

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Lithium battery box fab'd up.

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The connector ontop is for balance charging with a specific charger for this type of battery.

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Coated and wired.

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:cheers:

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PWR organised the black coating on the intercooler looks sick!

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PWR custom radiator with 14" spal fan.

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:thumbsup:

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Wow, love the attention to detail!

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Yes great build. The seats look like CuBe to me!

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What happened to the little smiley that was jackign off? Its called for by this thread !

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