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Old 04-22-2016, 12:41 AM   #31
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Brand new, with all original stickers, instructions and clips. I love and hate YAJ.

Also got something else today that I haven't unwrapped yet. Will post pics tomorrow.
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:13 PM   #32
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This rocked up friday.



Z33 gearbox conversion kit by Insane Drifters in South Australia.

- Single piece tailshaft
- Shifter with reverse lockout
- Braided clutch line to suit 180sx master with 350z slave (slave is in the post)
- Crossmember adapter plates (need to find an s15 'C' type crossmember)
- Machined bellhousing and Adapter plate that was test fit before posting back to me just to ensure it all fits correctly




Will get better pictures when it comes time to install it.

Reverse lockout works. Need to lift the shifter to get it engage. Works brilliantly, can feel the synchros mesh.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:45 PM   #33
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Long time between posts again, more because I can't afford mods when I'm too busy buying and importing other cars.



My Japan car finally arrived! Stoked! Not that I built any of it. That credit has to go to Luke Huxham (the dude behind Maiham Media). Full spec list soon.

Been awake for 32 hours now and I've only just started to travel home. Time for some shut eye.

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Old 11-25-2016, 02:58 PM   #34
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Still hopeless at posting, still have all of my broken Datsuns.

Just got back to Aus after spending 3 weeks in Japan. Currently sitting in an airport waiting on a connecting flight. Highlight of my trip has given me some motivation to own a working car some time next year.

Drove this for 24 hours, cost a fortune, would do it again in an instant.




Also bought a few things for the 180's while overseas. Which I can't find the photos of on my phone...

Rocket bunny tow strap from Bunny Cafe in Yokohama, and a Nismo billet oil cap from Nismo omori factory.




I also bought a watch while at Nissan HQ in Yokohama because, why not?



Have heaps of other new bits at home too, just too busy to do much with any of it. Drift car has had a few minor tweaks at Proximity, but is still on the trailer since getting it home from there lol.


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Old 12-24-2016, 08:37 AM   #35
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Merry Christmas from the land downunder.

It's 1:30am Christmas morning, and I'm out at work, babysitting some big diggers that aren't actually digging, because no one else is stupid enough to be working nights over the holiday season... At least it's a cool 22deg Celsius.



So I figured this is the perfect time to have a catch up on where my cars are at.



The Japan car is finally off the trailer. Couldn't drive it off as the master cylinder decided to start bypassing... It's front end is in a million pieces now too, but I don't have photos because it went from no clouds to bucketing down in the length of time it took to get the crossmember out.



Old one bottom, new one top. Also found out that one of my front struts are bent and only compressing to half their stroke. I've no idea how or when it happened and I'm not impressed. More money to be spent *sigh*

Had a care package from gktech and a second from Taarks arrive, ready to get the car going for the upcoming QR Matsuri in March.



Seal kits and hoses for z33 box, Sr power steering rack/pump/cooler, clutch master, main seals, few other bits for added reliability and in the hope that the poo Sr won't leak.



Wheel nuts, z33 gearbox crossmember, tie rods/ends, etc. For the Japan car, r31 and JZX110.



So the Japan car needs a few things before the event, and that means raiding the old car for parts. Not a bad thing, as having a dedicated dori car means I can have a clean Street car that doesn't need to attend drift events. Will see where it ends up parts wise, and what needs doing before I decide it's new direction.

For now though, the Japan car to do list is bigger than Ben-Hur. Will take progress photos when I'm home in a few days.

Here's a couple of photos I've been using as phone backgrounds, just because it's Christmas.




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Cool thread man, you should come to some a Sydney event one day!

You have Raleigh international raceway though, probably 3x better than Sydney motorsport park for drifting!
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Cool thread man, you should come to some a Sydney event one day!

You have Raleigh international raceway though, probably 3x better than Sydney motorsport park for drifting!
Cheers man, will be on the cards for late next year. Just a shame it's a 2 day trek to get there. That's assuming nothing goes wrong...

Weather is terrible here at the moment. Open tool bag, rain, close tool bag, stops.

Have been raiding parts off the Aus car for the Jap car to get it going before matsuri.



S15 knuckles with a 50mm drop. Used TAARKS knuckle adapters to so I don't have to drill coilovers/use bigger bolts.



S13 lcas, extended 25mm, boxed, new bushes and balljoints.







I can't get a decent photo to show how this really looks, but the ARC sump is now the lowest thing on the front of this car. I need to figure a way of protecting it, and the only sure fire way that I can think of is to raise the engine. Going to order some Nismo mounts and hope it gives me extra clearance.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:24 AM   #38
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With the weather still being bloody temperamental, and my shed not being powered, I couldn't get much time to work on the car yet again. Still managed to put these together.



Needs new pin clips and probably some anti-vibration/squeak shims, but they're good enough for this mangsuri. Ended up using some painted grade 12.9 cap screws and flat washers. Will change it to zinc plated and thick locking flat washers when I change the pad clips etc.

Found out my 326 power coilovers are going to be here mid February. Will keep plugging along with the bent zenky racing gear until then. Got asked what colour I wanted, replied with 'surprise me'. Apparently the springs don't come in black.
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Got home today after nightshift last night, and it was raining. Again. On and off.

Had the shits and decided to crack on anyway, only stopping a couple of times for heavy rain.



Ended up buying a cheap Bride off a friend, as the Thrash seat was taking skin off my arm when I was driving it in Japan (I was at Ebisu for a week straight though). Threw it in the drivers side and moved the thrash seat to the passenger side. Managed to sell the type x passenger seat in 5 minutes to a friend of a friend.



Finally got around to starting on the rear suspension.



Should have a new old half shaft in the shed, this one has a torn boot. LCA is off for a new balljoint, handbrake cables are out. The car actually had a spacer for the standard caliper with a larger rear rotor. It's going up for sale once the other side is off.

Hopefully if the weather is good, I'll get the 350 gearbox in tomorrow.

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Weather wasn't good. Got the old box out, clutch/flywheel etc off. Spent an hour or two chatting to a lad who bought my old type x seat.



Need to replace the heater hoses and rear main seal.

Dropped by the workshop today to pick up new parts





326Power Japan coilovers.

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Quick photo dump of work I got done last time I was home, and just a couple (lol) of photos of the 326 coilovers.

Rears

Rears aren't anything special, but they look cool, and go pretty damn low.



Fronts

Fronts have more adjustment than you can poke a stick at. I really like how much camber you can wind in/out. If you got really keen, you could make it run lots of camber in the knuckle join, and lots of caster in the mounting plate. Really cool bit of gear.



My new C spanners are cooler than the rest of the car. Didn't want to use them in case I damaged them haha



New rotors all around, to accompany the rebuilt callipers, new pads, braided lines.



Instagram photo of the hovercraft.



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Just picked up some wheels off a friend.



18x8 +32 Face 1
18x9.5ish +30ish Face 2

Was given stickers, center caps and the genuine nuts - all brand new - to suit. Will mount them properly in the morning I hope.

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Got one rear fitted with a 25mm spacer.



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I've been busy working lately, so the car had to go to Proximity for the last few bits before Matsuri this weekend. Went in yesterday and put a few things back together before throwing it on the rollers.





When you don't build the car yourself, you always find dramas.

Made 294hp on 16psi at 4.5krpm before it blew out the spark. Have splitfires and new plugs going in it today, run it back up again this afternoon, throw more boost at it. Hopefully 350hp and 700nm on 98 octane pump fuel.

The Jap tune was queer. Huge hole in the fuel at 5krpm, timing was all over the place, and pacey said it was knocking like crazy.

Cold start sucks, idle kinda sucks, but I told the guy tuning it to leave that. Racecar.

Ecu kept dropping out, battery seems to have dropped a cell, so new one of them in tomorrow - dry cell, motorbike battery.

My dodgy hybrid ebc wouldn't go past 6psi. The old Profec control unit was stolen before it came to Aus, so I wired in a Profec B spec II to get it going. That failed, so I fit a Turbosmart Boost T for the time being.

Plans are:

Today, fit new battery, coilpacks, new regapped plugs. Run it up with more boost, and if it doesn't knock, 22psi will be where it sits.

Wednesday, fit rear wheels, set coilover heights, finish tidying car up, rewire trailer.

Thursday, pack up car and Ute.

Friday, drive the 1300kms to the track, get there before 6pm and get the car scrutineered, set up camp.

Saturday/Sunday, try not to break my gearbox.

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Matsuri was a success! Drove the car on the trailer Sunday afternoon to head home. Stoked.

Tune was horrible, trying to fix shit was horrible, was worried that I was going to blow something up.

Car ended up making 294hp at one point before it maxed out the z32 AFM and cut spark. Found a major leak in the turbo to intercooler pipe around the bov. Got the boys at Proximity to weld a bung in to block the bov (no pics, will get some) and ran without one in the hope of making more power. Fixed the leak, still maxed the afm. I thought it might have been the resolution in the ecu, but that would make it run lean (I think).

In the end we went with 16psi, 250hp and I can't remember the torque figure. Lots.

When I bought the car, I remember the ebc settings were 18psi, 21psi, 24psi and 25psi. I drove it in Japan on 21 in the dry and 18 in the wet without any dramas. I feel like the ebc was getting a false input reading from somewhere, or there is something going on with the engine timing.

Anyway, Matsuri was awesome.




Had an issue blowing fuel pump fuses, so I dodged up the wiring (no pics again) by running an inline fuse from the battery to the fuel pump and negative switched it in the dash. Pump makes some serious noise now.

Car survived the Cyclone last week too. Had to keep it out of the shed, as other cars and tools are more important.



Most of the trees in the background are now woodchips. One of them went through a neighbours house. No injuries thankfully.

And because I'm a sucker for punishment, I bought a new engine setup for this car off a mate. Too cheap to pass up.







All genuine parts. RB25 was built by JHH, who are the best engine shop in QLD, and quite possibly Australia. Nitto bottom end, tomei solid head, ARP studs and ACL bearings throughout, Precision 6266, 6boost steampipe manifold, greddy intake, Plazmaman throttle body. All the electronics were junk, but that's fine with me. Came with RB25 box and a custom NPC clutch/flywheel kit. Should be good for 600hp at the rears. Will destroy gearboxes like they're going out of fashion.

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