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  • Mr Ree
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    Congratulations on getting it back out in the wild again

    The brakes and other new bits all look awesome too

    Time for a figure 8 session in a carpark to help wear the diff in

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  • Willy
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    Well this happened last night...



    I ended up getting a mobile hose guy around (Auto Hoses Australia - John was a good bloke). He was done and dusted in 30 mins. I subsequently spent the last few nights bleeding the brakes and finishing the last bits and pieces. Finally, last night and gone 11pm I was finished. It was raining, but I just had to take it for a drive. First impressions.... bloody terrible. Haha. It wobbles all over the road, the suspension clunks and the diff chatters and bangs. But that's all to be expected since it hasn't had a wheel alignment of any form and the diff it not yet bedded in. I will try and get it booked in for a wheel alignment in the next day or two. Generally, it's happy days here

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  • Willy
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    Originally posted by tanman View Post
    Paintjob and undercarriage are looking mint, just needs some proper wheels to finish it off.
    Yep, agreed. I'd love some decent jap 18s. Unfortunately the bank account will need some time to recover.

    Fly510: Yep, long-term keeper.

    Tim510: Thanks mate. Will keep that in mind. I paid some bloke like $200 to flare the other brake lines 6 months ago. At the moment, I just need braided lines. Such a pain in the arse. I totally should have gone with R33 Brembos instead of R34s.



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  • tim510
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    Looks awesome mate. I have a good double flare tool if you get stuck, I'm in Chermside.

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  • fly510
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    impressive level of commitment on this overhaul mate. Glad you went black on the brembos as gold always feels/looks a little weird on 32 & 33s.

    Can i assume that your goal is to create a long term keeper hence all the effort & time?

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  • Willy
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    After that the steering wheel finally came back!! To say I am blown away is an understatement. This is not a retrim. Just a refurbishment of the old wheel.

    Before...







    After...




    It looks amazing. To knit pick, if you look really closely you can tell it's been painted, but it is 100% better than before and I'm really happy. The guy was in South Australia (PM me for details). He took about a month, but in his defence, I gave him no time frame.

    Next the attention turned to the brakes. You may remember that these were R34 Brembos I picked up months ago. I've finally finished reassembling them after powder coating. They also copped some new stickers.



    A coat of high temp clear



    Done.



    For the fronts, I needed to drill out the knuckles from 12mm to 14mm. I spent quite a bit of time looking into this and it appears the front knuckle uses the same cast as the R34, but the R34 is just drilled out further. I picked up at 14mm drill bit (for $51!!!) and then set up the drill press with a jig to hole the knuckle off to the side.



    I spent many hours trying to set this up, but just couldn't get it to line up reliably on my little drill press. In the end, I gave up and dropped it into a machine shop in Banyo. Just 2km from home. They did the job on the same day for $50. Bargain! I got a refund on the 14mm drill bit. Sorted.



    For the front calipers, I was able to bend the OEM R32 brake lines to line up with the back of the caliper. For the rear, I drilled holes in the R32 brake line brackets to fit. They also got a coat of paint.





    Next, I swapped out the master cylinder for a BM57. Unfortunately it uses a different connector, so I'll have to track one down.



    My mate Alex, leant me a one-man bleeding kit. I hooked it up and discovered this..



    I was worried this might happen. I think the stock R32 brake line was not seated hard inside the caliper, but the fitting could not screw in any further. The R34 actually uses a Banjo fitting, so I think I'll need a new brake hose. I tried to make the R34 brake hose fit, but it was just too short and was very tight at full droop.

    And so that takes us up to today. All I need now are the brakes hoses....



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  • Willy
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    Next up, the heat shield came back from being ceramic coated. It looks amazing!!





    The muffler copped a bit more polishing and then it was in..


    I'm not super happy with how this exhaust fits and it will probably get fixed up in the future.



    At this point, I put fuel in it and tried to start her up. I completely forgot that the spark plugs were fouled up from trying to move it 9 months ago when it had low fuel pressure due to the leaking fuel line. I ended up cleaning the plugs. That helped a bit, but it was still missing a few cylinders. Jason Broadhurst ended up coming over and helping to diagnose two injectors that were gummed up. Giving them a bit of a tap caused them to come good. I think I will get the whole set cleaned and tested.

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  • Willy
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    Alrighty, time for updates with pics as promised... Sorry, I've been busy working on the car (for once).

    OK, let's catch up

    Finished off the ATTESSA lines and bled the system. I was very happy to see no leaks, considering I'd stripped the pump.






    Next, I turned my attention to fuel tank. I opened it up to check the fuel pump and was expecting an upgraded pump since it has 700cc injectors that a past owner fitted. Surprisingly, it was stock. I figured a 28 year old pump that will be pushing 400+HP at the wheels is pushing the relationship, so it had to go. AEM 50-1200 entered the scene. Rated for 340l/m which should definitely be sufficient.



    I managed to mate it up to the stock strainer.



    I initially solder joined it to the stock wiring, but wasn't super happy with the joint, so I ordered new connectors at both ends and made a new cable from PTFE heavy duty cable thanks to Tai



    The fuel tank turned out pretty good for a clean.



    Fuel tank done and I also fitted a Whiteline swaybar I picked up many moons ago.




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  • gmr
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    Originally posted by Willy View Post

    Pics coming soon.
    Pls sir, can we have some more

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  • tanman
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    Paintjob and undercarriage are looking mint, just needs some proper wheels to finish it off.

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  • Willy
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    I just realised I haven’t update this in a while, so here goes:
    - I replaced the fuel pump with an AEM 50-1200. Should be good for 340lph
    - fuel tank is now in
    - exhaust is on, heat shield was ceramic coated and looks amazing
    - ATTESSA fluid filled and bled, thankfully no leaks
    - and IT RUNS! 2 injectors were a bit sticky, but they came good with a bit of a tap. I think I’ll get them all cleaned and tested. So stoked to hear it running again!
    - I’ve finally finished rebuilding the Brembo calipers. They just need decals and then can be bolted on.
    - Steering wheel is finally finished and should be back home this week coming.

    So all that’s left now is to get those brake calipers on and fit the new master cylinder.

    Pics coming soon.

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  • Willy
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    Originally posted by itsnotagsr View Post
    Please post up steering wheel pics when ready and approximate cost. Thanks!
    Yeah will do. It hasn't come back yet.

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  • itsnotagsr
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    Please post up steering wheel pics when ready and approximate cost. Thanks!

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  • Datto-Zed
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    That just looks so so so good!

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  • Mr Ree
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    I want to eat off that underside....Stunning!!!

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