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11-05-2016, 01:53   #91
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Will look better when polished and finished.
Really happy with the outcome so far.

Should be reliable and help with decent flow and boost control on a big turbo turned down to 14psi initially.

Ill get a better photo of the engine now it has dried as I left it alone Saturday.




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18-05-2016, 00:25   #92
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Its getting there.

Fitted an exedy clutch to my ute yesterday. They are a great quality clutch going by what I've experienced so far
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Cleaned plug holes and coil packs
Fitted Clutch
Fitted plugs and packs.
Had the wrong sub-frame got another one this morning.
Have to clean and spray sub-frame and make trolley.

Picked up fire sleeve for turbo lines.


Tried to fit gearbox but i'm doing something wrong with release bearing or spigot bush.
Stress levels High but getting there.


Still have to do timing belt but need a crank puller and bigger sockets so that's Sunday.
Wire in serial port for ECU and Ship to install location.


Collect turbo which is getting welded.








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Did you get the box in?

You have the alignment tool so it really can't be that thats at fault. I'm assuming you test fitted the clutch to the input shaft to make sure it was the correct one? Also check that the pilot bearing (if there is one) fits the nose of the input shaft.

Got caught years ago when i was fitting a 2nd hand gearbox to a truck and the new box had a slightly longer input shaft which was dead heading about 3 mil from home. Only realised when the bell housing cracked
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Thanks got sorted after allot of gearbox juggling and scratches.



The issue turned out to be the Nismo clutch pivot was the wrong one and so was the slave cylinder.

The pivot was too long. So after loads of colorful language I put the box on with no fork or release bearing and saw it.










Got a 90 degree elbow welded on the turbo.






Had to swap the subframe for the right one a 33GTST for Syco mounts
Engine now on sub-frame and the castor wheels are handy.


In an utter balls up I chipped the crank pulley and will be collecting a new old one.







Alternator and starter got some paint.







Transferred Serial port to new loom from old harness I had. Here is the old



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Teaser

Need a few weeks had some issues with prop and need to get car moved to shed to finish.
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So I hit burn out and had a holiday.
Should be able to kick off again this weekend.


I have an R32 GTT gearbox not an R33 on the car.
This means the Prop wont fit and may explain why the clutch pivot and Nismo Slave didn't fit.

In order to simplify the plumbing I have gone with a forward facing intake with a 65mm throttle body. Anyone who does this swap should just budget this in as the pipe work is just a pain.


I had to upgrade the ECU from the old E11v2 as I could not get a base map.
Mapping from scratch may be too much for me to attempt.
Learning to Tune is important to me.



The pusher fan I bought will not fit between between the Radiator and the Aircon Fan. I now have a 16" SPAL puller Fan.



TODO:
1. Wireing Re-pin ECU
2. Change CAAS Plug
3. Extend IAT plug wiring
4. IAC vac line to intercooler pipe
4. Re-puropse Maf wire as trigger for Fan and Wire Electric Fan.
5. Loosen belt on Alternator too tight
6. Plug in remaining plugs and test.
7. Fill coolant
8. fill Oil
10. Run Vac line for Maf
11. Fill Temporary gearbox with oil
12. Heat shield turbo plumbing
13. Test start


-Replace Box (some time in next month)
-Fit bigger box



So allot still todo just to start it in place and some of the above is simplified..

Medium term:

To get the car engineered I need to replace the CAT and pass an ADR240 emissions test.
This will require Dyno time and really careful mapping. I suspect the this will be a fun problem involving Gas analyzers and a couple of attempts.

Engineer will then evaluate the car to get everything legal.


Long Term:
Leave it alone...
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Australia seems like a pain to work on cars in, it does make for better cars long term I guess but jaysus, they wouldn't like me. Haha
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Been Slow,







Got Earth leads made up and fan wiring with breaker and relay.
So Should be able to get that sorted this weekend.

Have alternator wiring sorted with Starter + trigger but need to run through all the ecu pinouts to make sure they are correct,

Had order order a fuel rail to clear the plenum.

Hopefully I get close to starting it this weekend.
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Clipped up loom and fed some of it back through the firewall so it sits neatly.

2 temper tantrums later




Not as much progress as Id like but i'm feeling better about it.
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Finally got some shed time.

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Still at it

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Resurrection of the project. No action since about 2016.
Car ended up in storage due to Weddings and 2 Kids a Cage fight or two and some hectic work/work/life balance.

This year I moved house and pulled the car out of storage moving it close by. Finally got some time on the tools and did some work on it.

The plan is to just get it running and avoid "While its out" or side tracks.
Just pick away slowly and get it running.



Big Box:
The big ticket item was the RB "big box" went in (no photos) so the engine and box is all in properly.
I had made the mistake of fitting a 20det box making the prop not fit. This nearly killed me lifting it in solo.

Breaking the while its out rule
-Poly bushes on Diff
-Light flywheel
-New crank rear main seal
-Bonus the prop was already lightweight
-Also the Nismo 1.5/2way diff
-New Shiftier bush

Psychologically a huge win for me as the box swap solo was a thing of nightmares but its in.



The Car pulled out of Storage.







Timing belt Re-done as I dont trust myself
I knew less in 2016.




New crank pulley and Radiator in
Crank pulley is a part of Ross trigger kit but that is another day.

The Spal fans on the radiator a monsters I can see that being too much for the alternator with the walbro but again later. It wont stop it running.






Diff: Got a Nismo 1.5 way fitted as I cant have it frying one tyre and getting me into trouble.

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No major progress as i'm jammed up with new job and life in general.

Booking Fabricator to button up exhaust , cat , cooler pipework and new core. So that should get me a full working hot and cold side.
Expect to have that done by mid/late march.




Bought wiring bits and tools to make up looms for sensors / bits
-Fuel pressure
-Oil pressure
-Flex fuel sensor
-Knock sensors
-Boost control
-Wide-band
-Fans

So a bit to do.


Some coolant lines need sorting and that should get me to start-up.
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