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robbo_rb180

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

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TLDR hard or not hard?

Do you really want another turbo Nissan?

Part of the appeal of a 370 weekender is that it's NA and hopefully less shit to go wrong. 

Says the man whoi looks at 435/M4 and the equivalent 5 series cars also... 

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yeah a lot of work. Not really wanting another turbo car ATM.
If needing 4 seats and don't mind the service costs the Euro stuff is the way to go.

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Yeah OK, wonder if the next Z will get VR30DETT like the Inifniti Red Sport or similar? 

Dont need 4 seats, don'texpect I'll do heaps of K's so service not an issue - depreciation will cost way more. 

Pipe dream at the moment, need my shed done and the road up to my property sealed at minimum.


 

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1 hour ago, ActionDan said:

Yeah OK, wonder if the next Z will get VR30DETT like the Inifniti Red Sport or similar? 

Dont need 4 seats, don'texpect I'll do heaps of K's so service not an issue - depreciation will cost way more. 

Pipe dream at the moment, need my shed done and the road up to my property sealed at minimum.


 

It's looking like it is, Nissan did a 370 demo car with one for sema 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.motortrend.com/news/nissan-370z-project-clubsport-23-packs-twin-turbo-v-6-sema/amp/

If going to buy something get a demo or slightly used that was one of the things when I bought this as was a demo but was priced well and got it heaps cheap. 

28 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Sshhh you, I've already got 3 turbo'd Nissans and they provide enough headaches. 

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Incoming comment about how Dose could've had a BMW by now... 

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Got the first layer of paint on the calipers, will let them dry for a day then apply new stickers and clear coat. 

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New coffee machine showed up too today. Got sick of plunger and espresso pot. Goes alright with week old grind will get a few different beans as got a few local roasters

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2 minutes ago, ActionDan said:

Incoming comment about how Dose could've had a BMW by now... 

:rofl2::rofl2:

There's a 2018 M2 competition up here that was just traded....... Sure they would give top dollar for the skyline 

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On 6/30/2020 at 2:57 PM, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

I see we have a few common interests @robbo_rb180

Turbo cars that never work, coffee machines

 

Definitely, pretty spoilt for a good choice of coffee roasters locally. 

Spent a good part of the day in the shed getting fiddly jobs done to get the sil80 rolling. Had to sand the brake calipers as wasn't happy with the finish so a good sand and another coat of paint they came up a lot nicer so tomorrow will put on the new stickers and clear coat. 

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Made good progress welding in the braces. Did a lot of them with the tig but struggled doing a few small ones with the mig. Got 4 left to do on the cradle tomorrow before prep for paint. 

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Odered the rear knuckle bushes and ball joints as well as organising custom brake lines. Hopefully can keep up this pace. 

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On 7/3/2020 at 8:03 AM, ActionDan said:

Doesn't have to be pretty. 

Just make it strong and let a flap disc sort the rest ;)

That's it, no one is really going to see underneath the car. 

Calipers all finished off with fresh stickers and clear coat. Came up pretty good, not going to be a show car any way. 

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Finished welding the plates in and prepared the rest of the suspension for a coat of black. 

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Will let it cure for a day or two then start putting in the bushes and ball joints. 

Also had the HQ tuned back in May. Made a massive 176hp 😅 drives pretty good for what it is, definitely needs the nitrous kit finished off. I had the timing and secondary set up right but needed a different power valve & mod to the squirters. 

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Brembos look great! Well done!

Love the HQ! 

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59 minutes ago, iruvyouskyrine said:

Any tips to sanding and painting brembos? about to do mine

If you have the time and patience do a heap of smoothing to the casting and a base coat to get rid of all the imperfections. I sandblasted these did a base coat sanded with 400 then 800 and did final colour coat, apply stickers then cleared. I also wax & grease remover between each dry coat. All I used was vht brake paint from a can but if was to do it again would probably 2pac them. 

Good luck with it, I'll try and post a link where I got my stickers. 

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Cheers mate. I only need to do the rears as fronts i purchased freshly powdercoated so i think VHT brake paint will suffice. Thanks for the tips, i hate painting but love the outcome haha.

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