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Old 01-10-2017, 07:27 PM   #1
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gzilla_'s R32 GTR Build.

Hello everyone,

What's going on! Mike here. I imported my R32 GTR around late October 2016. The car has a R34 RB26DETT with low mileage. Car has zero rust and was resprayed last year. I got it a for a steal.

The whole journey was awesome. I flew into Canada and bought the car from a friend. I drove straight to the border from the airport. I had zero issues at the border and I was in/out in less than an hour with zero paperwork filled out when I got there. This is my 14th car that I've owned since I've started driving and by far the best. (Coming from Evo's, STi's, etc) (I do hate the attention it grabs but you learn to deal with it). I've always wanted one and finally get to own it.

So winter was obviously near and I decided that I want to do as much preventative maintenance as I could before racing the car in 2017. My buddy John and I started taking the car apart to repair some minor leaks and replace gaskets. As we were taking off the head, there were some imperfections in the block.

Fast forward, the "preventative maintenance" turned into an all-out build. A friend on here said you should make a thread and document your build. So here I am, making a thread to share my progress. I am building the car primarilyfor Hill Climb / Auto-X so I'm looking to make between 500-600whp reliable power and then turn it up on a rare occasion if I ever feel the need to.


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Rear all cleaned up and reassembled.

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Valve cover baffles by LeaskSpec

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Thanks for stopping in. I will post updates as I go.

If you have Instagram, @gzilla_ and if you have YouTube, @gzilla_ for progress as well.
I love to follow builds and vlogs so I'd love to see what else is going on out there.

Thanks,
Mike

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Old 01-11-2017, 02:44 AM   #2
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Why power-steering delete though? 32's are super front heavy, won't be fun driving.

Looking god though!
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Old 01-11-2017, 01:25 PM   #3
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How much were those valve cover baffles? I don't see them on his site.
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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sweet build!!!
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:19 AM   #5
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I second questioning the p/s delete. So hard turning these things without it. Nonetheless, looks like you're off to quite the start! Keep it up!
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:45 PM   #6
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How much were those valve cover baffles? I don't see them on his site.
Honestly don't remember! I'd shoot him a message on IG or Facebook and ask him.


Decision has been made on the future of the build at the machine shop today!

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Here's the latest one.

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Old 01-19-2017, 02:32 PM   #7
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Brand new FMIC on the way from Japan! Also just got my Tomei Fuel Rail, FPR and new Thermostat as well I'll post pictures of once I get to the car. I've been sick as a dog lately.

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Old 01-29-2017, 06:41 PM   #8
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:19 PM   #9
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Sparco buy did not work out as planned so I waited around to see what else I could find. I stumbled upon not one but two! Here are the new cockpit seats for the project.

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