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robbo_rb180

Robs Sil80-more skyline than S chassis, 180sx Race Car and bogan chariot

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2017+ is big baller money though, I'm not a big baller ;)

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So not much more big progress on the sil80. Removed the radiator and got it chemically cleaned as I had left water only in the system for over a year, cleaned up the thermostat housing and inspected the thermostat which I'll replace as a precaution. Got some stainless steel bolts and washers to mount the new heatshield I made. Struggling to find a quality 14inch thermofan that will fit as I don't think a 12inch will be upto it(I have a 14 inch pusher on the condenser). Got the lines and new reservoir to finish the power steering off.

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That's about where I got to before I found out the car club I am part of looks like to be running a super sprint for the supertaxi event here so have directed attention to getting the race car ready for it. It's still in Brisbane but have organised new front lca with ball joints and a replacement tierod end for the broken one. Going to remove the vented bonnet and go back to factory steel as it is a lot better condition and looks neater so have prepared it for paint over the weekend. 

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And to top it off I've been asked to navigate for Targa great barrier reef again this time in a pretty tough VH SS as covid border closure won't allow the regular navigator into Qld. 

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Give the cars page a like on facenovel https://m.facebook.com/car689/

Pretty busy few weeks ahead and still got to retrieve the race car from Brisbane too 😅 

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Nice heat shield, has a Barra feel to it haha

You'll need to delete the condenser to chill a RB S13 properly. Even back in my fully sick kebab spec slam on tits RB20 180SX the 180kW Maccas Carpark stance box would overheat around the twisties with 3x 12" thermofans (1x push, 2x pull). In the end, ripped out the condenser, ran 2x in push and no more over heating.

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13 hours ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Nice heat shield, has a Barra feel to it haha

You'll need to delete the condenser to chill a RB S13 properly. Even back in my fully sick kebab spec slam on tits RB20 180SX the 180kW Maccas Carpark stance box would overheat around the twisties with 3x 12" thermofans (1x push, 2x pull). In the end, ripped out the condenser, ran 2x in push and no more over heating.

Yes want a bit more of a factory look once its all finished.
Yeah I removed the condensor back in 2008 when I had heating dramas when I first moved to Townsville but I am determined to have AC in this car as I really want to be able to drive it anywhere all year round. I use to run a 14 inch push & offset 12 inch pull and never went over 90C on track so hoping using something good quality (spal, motordyne) and the ducting/shroud will move enough air to keep it. Have priced up a custom radiator thats a bit thinner, cross flow & will allow a 14 & 12 inch pull setup but trying to avoid that ATM

2 hours ago, ActionDan said:

Getting it done, nice work. 

Thanks mate, Hows your new engine coming along?

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He's working on the head. I just sent an intake gasket up so he could finish porting etc 

I got a pic of some cleaned rockers the other day, apparently 3 goes at getting them clean lol

Prado is getting a new head unit and I just paid for my shed kit so I'll see that in 10-12wks and then I can get a start on building it and getting a hoist finally. 

 

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