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robbo_rb180

Robs Sil80-more skyline than S chassis

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Been chipping away at heaps of little things over the past few weeks. Pulled the Coilovers and lca out of the race car, cleaned up the Coilovers, new bush and ball joint for lca and got them in. Needed to make a small bracket to hold the brake lines. 

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Also fitted and wired up a new oil pressure/temp sensor and sorted fuel pressure with the old oil pressure sensor now reading it. Got a cheap Android double din wired up and have the link data showing on real dash app. 

Cleaned up the te37 wheels and got them fitted with new wheel nuts. Then got it out for some quick pics. 

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Now all that's left is exhaust, new engine oil and filter, wheel alignment, washer reservoir and tune. Waiting on hoist to start exhaust so practicing stainless tig welding which has been harder than I thought it would be but found some good YouTube videos which have sorted out a few of my problems 😅

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16 hours ago, robbo_rb180 said:

Been chipping away at heaps of little things over the past few weeks. Pulled the Coilovers and lca out of the race car, cleaned up the Coilovers, new bush and ball joint for lca and got them in. Needed to make a small bracket to hold the brake lines. 

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Also fitted and wired up a new oil pressure/temp sensor and sorted fuel pressure with the old oil pressure sensor now reading it. Got a cheap Android double din wired up and have the link data showing on real dash app. 

Cleaned up the te37 wheels and got them fitted with new wheel nuts. Then got it out for some quick pics. 

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Now all that's left is exhaust, new engine oil and filter, wheel alignment, washer reservoir and tune. Waiting on hoist to start exhaust so practicing stainless tig welding which has been harder than I thought it would be but found some good YouTube videos which have sorted out a few of my problems 😅

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Use a proper gas lens with a large cup >10 and you'll be surprised at how much better again you'll get it.

Or if you feel like giving the credit card a run use the furick welding cups, even better again

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On 12/14/2020 at 1:00 PM, mr_rbman said:

Use a proper gas lens with a large cup >10 and you'll be surprised at how much better again you'll get it.

Or if you feel like giving the credit card a run use the furick welding cups, even better again

going to get a botle of gas tomorrow so will grab a 10 cup. Have looked at a a lens kit but see how I go with the big cup first.

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Got a lense kit and cup for the tig makes a difference just need to get more practice and a steadier hand. 

Got the hoist up now, seriously if you have considered one get it been great so far. 

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Made a start on the exhaust today, started with a basic bracket for the cat, then cut up some bends and got it up nice and high with a magnaflow straight through then into the old twin tip muffler. Will add a vband at the diff, 2 new hangers and then weld it out. 

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Got a busy few weeks so won't be able to get much done but plan to get wheel alignment, tune and then have it fully detailed ready for sale around April. 

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Got the exhaust all done and it turned out ok. Got it up nice and high with plenty of clearance, painted it all black except for the mufflers and made up a tailshaft loop as MA regs requires one. Started with an aeroflow loop kit and modified it to suit. 

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Then sent the car off to the detailer and had it cleaned properly, got the interior wet cleaned also got the windows tinted. 

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Next cleaned up a cusco strut brace I've had sitting around by powder coating the brackets black and polished the bar. Need some new bolts before fitting it. 

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Have now got a date to finish the car off as I've entered rockynats at Easter in the street drags, Dyno and cruise so now sorting out little things before rego and tune in a few weeks. Spent tonight fitting front wheel speed sensor and making a template for ducting to the oil cooler. 

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Tomorrow nights plan is to do a service with new oil, filter, coolant and plugs as it's been a long time since I did it. Biggest job I'm hoping to have sorted by rockynats is working aircon, I've got all the lines but going to put some heat sleeve over them and do o rings will be nice to have for cruising. 

 

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56 minutes ago, ActionDan said:

Going gangbusters mate, well done. 

Yeah want to get it all done before getting stuck into the racecar again. 

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6 minutes ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

oooo dayum, those seats fetch thousands before race wars.

You should buy it comes with free gtr parts

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1 minute ago, robbo_rb180 said:

You should buy it comes with free gtr parts

lol.. I'm in despo need of a NEO head at the moment

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 Oh thats gotta hurt !

Another sacrifice to the Gods Of Speed !

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On 3/2/2021 at 9:53 AM, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

New cylinder shutdown program lol

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Jesus. 

Glad I didn't build my own engine now, I hope mine lasts longer than yours 0_0

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Dry sump and Samsonas would have prevented that failure 😜

First proper service in almost 4 years, going to be using this Penn grade oil as a local parts shop is now sponsoring the race car for the year with free oils and filters for the cars.

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Slowly been chipping away at little bits everyday at the moment. Flushed cooling system again as all gunk had turned coolant brown after a few heat cycles, refilled with Demineralised water and penrite red coolant but looks like it needs one more decent flush which I'll do after Dyno tune on the 16th.

Finally got the ethrottle 100% sorted with some help from Link, I didn't realise idle control table was an adder for ethrottle map so now cold/hot starts and idle is perfect. 

Spent this afternoon sorting lines for the air conditioning. Gave them a quick clean. Required some light bending to use a mix of r33 and s13. Will replace the drier and o-rings before gassing it. Need to look at the climate control unit as stuck on heat and floor vents which is annoying. 

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5 hours ago, ActionDan said:

Aircon... Fancy man. 

Minimum requirement for a street car for me now. 

4 hours ago, Dose Pipe Sutututu said:

Future Classics we are hodling now, diamond hands baby.

I won't be holding onto this much longer hopefully it's going up for sale at rockynats. The 370 does everything this can do so much better I think. 

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