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BK's eternal money pit build - 1989 R32 GTR single turbo

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Well here we go again, time to FINALLY as promised start the GODZILR build thread that has been in progress, or shall we say "development hell" for 13 years now - THE MONEY PIT IS HERE !

For more info from the past and the bullshit I've been through with this car, start here

Which led to this

Then this happened....


The car has been a major pain in the arse for years. After many different setups and rebuilds, I've considered everything from selling it to burning it ! (Well I almost really did as above....). But I didn't. I decided if I'm going to keep it I may aswell go all the way with it, and get it to what I would consider to be a very well rounded street / drag / track setup.

Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel now, as it is finally properly alive and running in the new engine as we speak.

I have now done 20km and counting....






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I'm working away at the moment and bored, so I have time to mention the current build details completed as of 1st of Feb. 2020.




·  Nitto 2800cc full stroker kit (Fully balanced to 10000rpm)

-Nitto billet steel full counter balance 77.7mm crankshaft

-Nitto billet steel 121.5mm I-beam conrods w/ARP 2000 rod bolts

-JE forged aluminium 87.0mm pistons - custom 21mm pin height with thin rings (top ring 1.0mm, 2nd ring 1.2mm).

-Assembled and balanced further by Croydon Racing (CRD)

·  ACL race main + conrod bearings - STD clearance

·  Nitto 120psi competition oil pump w/ billet backing plate/gears modified by CRD

·  New factory Nissan 05U RB26 block prepped by CRD

·  Nitto drag spec triple layer metal head gasket 1.2mm

·  Nitto 1.1mm head to block oil restrictor

·  Rear turbo oil drain block off plate

·  ARP 2000 main studs

·  ARP custom age 625+ head studs

·  Ross Tuffbond metal jacket 2 piece billet alloy 4.1kg harmonic balancer with 12 tooth crank trigger disc

·  R32 GTR standard 8 blade Nissan water pump

·  Nismo 62 deg. thermostat

·  Ross heat exchanger delete plate

·  Gates racing nylon timing belt

·  Lewis engines custom 8 litre race sump,internal swing baffles


·  Modified head porting from Japan

·  New standard valve guides and 05U valves

·  Apexi GT step 2 - 264/264deg.10.6mm high lift camshafts

·  2 x Apexi adjustable camshaft gears

·  Tomei high tensile steel cam stud kit

·  Supertech dual valve springs with titanium retainers

·  Supertech viton valve stem seals

·  Precision Gen2 ball bearing, CEA PT6466 1.00 a/r T4 twin scroll to V-band turbo

·  Turbosmart 44 micron turbo oil supply filter

·  Mines rocker cover breather baffle kit

·  Simota pod style air filter

·  Trust twin scroll T4, single gate turbo manifold

·  Trust/Greddy 47mm type R external wastegate with purple 1.5bar spring

·  2 x Turbosmart dual port blow off valves


·  Modified HKS 90mm stainless front / dump pipe with Precision 90mm V band and clamp

·  2 x HKS 75mm flat stainless parallel cat converters

·  50mm wastegate outlet plumbed into system

Custom Start racing Jap 100mm mild steel cat back system


·  OEM crank angle sensor - for now.

·  Latest revision Hitachi RB starter motor

·  ARD 150A low resistance alternator

·  Wiring specialties complete new engine harness

·  Wiring specialties smart coil harness

·  Wiring specialties knock sensor harness

·  Wiring specialties EV1 to EV1 injector extension pigtails

·  R35 VR38 genuine Nissan coilpacks ignition system

·  Godzilla motorsport billet alloy coilpack bracket

·  NGK Iridium R5686 racing series 8 spark plugs – 0.7mm gap

·  Cusco alloy radiator air guide

·  UAS top mount oil/air separator kit w/ secondary Auto staff catch can w/ K+N breather filter – PCV valve deleted

·  Franklin engineering head drain kit with -10AN braided line

·  HKS cast alloy intercooler hard piping kit

·  Trust drag tube and fin intercooler - 620 x 300 x 102mm

·  Trust/Grex oil cooler kit (w/ filter relocation and 70 degree thermostat) 299 x 186 x 50mm - 13 row

·  Nismo oil filter

·  Tomei metal throttle body / exhaust / intake manifold gaskets

·  Trust clear timing gear cover

·  Samco sport full silicone heater hose kit - blue

·  Samco sport 3 ply silicone radiator hose kit - blue

·  PWR 42mm full aluminium radiator

·  R134A aircon conversion

·  Reimax throttle body seals (refresh and enhancement set)


·  Haltech ELITE 2500 engine management

·  Haltech GTR elite ECU plug and play harness

·  Haltech WB1 wideband kit with Bosch LSU 4.9 sensor

·  Haltech flex fuel / temp sensor

·  Haltech 4 bar MAP sensor

·  Haltech 150psi fuel pressure sensor

·  Haltech 3 port MAC valve for boost control

·  Hella M12 fast response air temp sensor 6PT 009 109 041

·  Bosch 10bar / 140deg oil pressure and temp sensor


·  100% constant fuel pump flow modification

·  6 x Bosch EV14 1550cc @ 3bar injectors. Flow matched by Golebys. KMS 10.5mm full length adaptors.

·  NZ EFI injector ballast delete

·  SX adjustable fuel pressure regulator

·  Aeroflow 38mm 150 psi fuel pressure gauge on regulator

·  Trust twin entry fuel rail – 10.5mm.

·  Twin Speedflow 200 series teflon –8AN braided line pump to rail feeds. Single -8AN return line.

·  Too many bloody -8AN Speedflow 200 series fittings everywhere

·  Gates submersible 100psi hose in-tank fuel lines

·  1 x AEM 400lph 50-1009 E85 fuel pump in-tank

·  2 x Bosch motorsport 044 fuel pumps external to fuel rail

·  2 x Speedflow 044 check valves (M12 to -8AN)

·  Speedflow 602 large 65 micron fuel filter supply to surge

·  UAS 4L aluminium surge tank w/ Perspex enclosure in boot


·  PAR Engineering 1st - 4th straight cut dog box with OS giken centre plate, PAR upgraded billet shifter barrel interlock, PAR upgraded billet selector forks, PAR billet 28.5mm GM 26t spline input shaft, standard synchro/helical 5th and reverse.

Gearset prepared by Sam at Neat Gearboxes in Adelaide. (Case bead blasted, new bearings, crack tested, shot peened and isotropic super finish)

·  Transfer case fully rebuilt and modified to 10 plate clutch

·  Midori Seibi digital high performance G sensor - RED

·  Nissan 350Z cast alloy solid push clutch fork upgrade

·  KMS Chromoly clutch fork pivot ball

·  Nismo 25% reduction quick shift kit

·  GKtech shift springs - hard

·  ATS spec 1 push carbon triple plate clutch. 1350kg pressure plate, optioned carbon treated floating discs, full carbon friction plates, 26t centre hub, chromoly 6.5kg flywheel

·  Nissan 3/4” push clutch slave cylinder - standard

·  Nismo transmission mount

· Superpro polyurethane transmission crossmember bushes

·  APP stainless braided teflon coated full clutch line to slave

·  Quaife helical front limited slip differential

·  Quaife helical rear limited slip differential 

·  Rear 31t spline half shaft upgrade (from stock 30t)

·  Trust cast aluminium extended rear diff housing


·  Front – Stock R32 GTR 4 piston w/ Intima SR pads

·  Front – DBA4000 slotted and ventilated rotors

·  Rear  - Standard R32 GTR twin piston w/ Intima SR pads

·  Rear – DBA4000 ventilated rotors

·  Standard Front and rear adjustable strut braces

·  Whiteline Urethane front upper control arm bushes

·  Whiteline Urethane rear sub frame cradle bushes

·  Whiteline Urethane rear lower shock mount bushes

·  Whiteline Urethane rear diff mount bushes

·  Whiteline 22mm adjustable front sway /anti-roll bar

·  Whiteline 24mm adjustable rear sway /anti-roll bar

·  Whiteline front + rear swaybar links with Urethane bushes

·  Whiteline adjustable front castor tension rods

·  Whiteline adjustable rear upper control arms – KCA118

·  Whiteline adjustable rear upper radius arms – KCA117

·  Tein Mono Flex full height and 16 way damper adjustable suspension - 7kg front, 7kg rear spring rates



·  Rays engineering NISMO GT1 Volk racing - 18 x 10 +12

·  Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R 265/35R18

·  Rays engineering centre caps

·  Rays engineering wheel nuts


·  R33 GT-R 17” x 9” alloy wheels - Mickey Thomson E/T Street II - 275/40R17


·  Cusco Safety 21 6-point roll cage

·  2 x Bride Brix 1 reclinable racing front bucket seats

·  2 x Bride S13/S14 type MO super low seat rails

·  Genuine Nissan R32 GTR Skyline mats

·  Genuine Nismo leather gearshift knob

·  Blitz 1-10 min. turbo timer

·  Mongoose M80 immobiliser

·  Sony 4 x 50w CD/MP3 head unit

·  Nismo 260km/h speedometer gauge

·  Haltech Can bus 52mm GaugeArt gauge

·  60mm exhaust temp gauge

·  Momo sports steering wheel


·  Genuine Nismo full ABS plastic bodykit

·  N1 headlights with H4 and H3C globes

·  ANDRA approved external battery isolator

·  Attain carbon fibre rear bumper exhaust guard

·  Kansai services racing front tow mount


·  Engine oil – Castrol Edge 10w-60

·  Coolant – Castrol Radicool

·  Power steering – Castrol power steer fluid

·  ATTESA hydraulics – Castrol ATF Dex III

·  Transmission – Motul Gear competition 75w-140

· Transfer case – Castrol Transmax Z

·  Front diff – Motul Gear competition 75w-140

·  Rear diff – Motul Gear competition 75w-140

· Brake fluid – Castrol React Performance Dot 4


I think that's about it from what I can remember right now ?

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Geez well, on this latest incarnation, which I call build 5 on this car I really haven't calculated it yet - but it's a lot. I have a folder that is 3 inches thick that I am going to go through one day. Off the top of my head though $30k for example has gone into just the latest short motor and transmission, but annoyingly that's just I drop in the ocean for this car really. Lets just say the count is six figures since purchase....

This cars spec has always been very fluid, so nothing has ever really stayed the same. 3 different ECU setups, at least 6 different gearbox combinations, 5 different clutch combinations, 3 different blocks, 5 different forged bottom ends including 2 x Nitto 2.8s, never ending fuel pump changes, nearly burning the car down from engine loom melting - the list is endless with changes and failures and it all adds. Yeah it's been tiring and frustrating, but I think I might have finally got this thing to the vision I imagined for the car.

I do have some updates for this car I have to get around to mentioning when I go through my photos, like I finally got to piss my aging Falkens off end of April and get some new AD08R goodness.

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Been wanting to try these for ages....





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