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    #61
    Is helicoiling a crank for flywheel bolts really a thing?? Seems a little kill deathy to me.
    Rust is lighter than carbon fibre.

    My Italian 510

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      #62
      Just glue the bolt head on.

      Centrifugal force won't know the difference.
      Originally posted by brewdles
      In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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        Helicoil went straight back into the hole. The ARP fastener was a real bitch to start in the thread, but an old genuine bolt would go straight in every time. Go figure. I've bitched about ARP many times in the past, because they have put me in this specific mess,m but they've updated their SR20 flywheel bolts so as to actually fit SR20's. They are now shorter than OEM bolts by the same amount the old bolts were longer :| thanks guys. I was sus about the helicoiled bolt, but it's torqued up to spec.

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        Went with a sports organic clutch. 1/3 of the price of my old OS Giken unit, and rated to hold more power, and since it doesnt have a shitty aluminium cover, won't melt when giving it some beans. With that sorted...

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        Pretty stoked to have this thing off my floor. Motor went 'straight in' with a friend helping, hardest part was slotting the tailshaft in the gearbox as it swung in, without dropping it properly. All in all, was very casual. Still have a sump clearance issue, the folded lip is resting on the weld of the modded crossmember. Should be sorted with some flapper disc action, but that can happen another day.

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        I think the motor actually sits further forward of the firewall than in a Silvia, so there is more space around the motor in every direction. Still have to sort out plumbing before I can drop it off for exhaust and intercooler piping, but feels like it's downhill from here. Way behind schedule but pretty stoked things are going where advertised.

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          #64
          SR20?

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            #65
            GA16.
            Originally posted by brewdles
            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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              #66
              Originally posted by 1uz-zte View Post
              SR20?
              Pull a premium before racewars

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                #67
                What about the best Datsun engine, a good old L20B????

                That would upset even the most ardent Datsun weird beard....

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                  #68
                  Hey you’re forgetting the twin plug ca18e

                  l series Nissan camgear looks very Benz like

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                    #69
                    Oooh, I forgot about that forgettable engine.....

                    And one could also use the Z series engines to keep the L series looks but with cross flow head and single or twin plug editions

                    The L series top end can be traced back to its mercedes origins through Prince.

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                      #70
                      Love that engine placement. Keep going

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                        #71
                        Have done two tenths of fuck all this week, back at work and still getting over this case of ebola. Only thing I've done is drop the radiator in

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                        S13 rad drops straight into the Z32 rad support, but sits lower relative to motor than it does in a Silvia. This is only an issue if I want to run a factory clutch fan, which I would prefer.

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                        Plenty of clearance length ways for an RB25 fan to fit, but question is of shroud. If I had to make a shroud, might as well just run thermo fans. I borrowed an R32 fan shroud (much shorter than S13) to see if it fits, but it's not clear how much the radiator has to be raised to work. Too hard to find out one handed anyway.

                        Why one handed?

                        <just rolled into the thread + einstein edition>

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                        So I bought an absolute piece of shit silver Z32 for the front bumper, and to rack various random spare parts. Plan was to strip it before touching the red car, but a big case of CBF combined with bad weather and various responsibilities happened. After driving it home for the 'last day', the brake lights were stuck on, so for two weeks I just left the battery disconnected, and popped it on whenever I had to move it. Once my two weeks off finished, seeing as the red car wasn't finished, it was a good thing I still had a spare car, right? So got a new brake light switch from work, and tried changing it late at night. Fuck me, the Z never disappoints, there is complicated system of air vents under the driver side dash to cool off the drivers balls, complete with flow/temperature sensors. So 300 screws and brackets later, when you can actually see the brake switch, I realised it was actually the rubber stopper that was broken. Assuming other cars do, but 90s Nissans have a little rubber dick in the brake pedal that pushes on the brake switch, which is super common to fail. As it sits in a hole, when it falls out, the brake switch ends up just poking through a hole, hence brake lights staying on at all times. The standard drifter scumbag trick is to glue 5c coins over this spot. I opted for cable ties. Had already changed the brake switch anyway, so no surprise that brake lights now functioning normally. Good job. One less reason to get pulled over in this death trap.

                        So next day I take the silver shitbox to work. Pull onto the highway, think to myself that its actually faster than the red car was, motor is happier to rev, has more poke at all RPM. Not bad. Two sets of lights later, its getting sluggish. Doesn't seem to want to rev in 4th gear... pull into Wollongong cbd instead of driving around it on the highway, and its now struggling to do 50 in 2nd gear. Feels like brakes are sticking... and sure enough, pull up at the lights, smoke pouring out of the front wheels. Car still took off if I dumped clutch at 4500 rpm, but after a few streets it was clear it wasn't going to make it the last kilometer to work. Saw the driveway to a mechanic I deal with, so pulled in. But got stuck halfway into the driveway. Front brakes on fire, rear wheels spinning. Ah well, it's only morning rush hour traffic on one of Wollongong's main streets.

                        >_>

                        So mechanic comes out, eventually gets a hilux and drags it off the road, after we jacked up the front of the car. Copper on a motorbike was supervising, he seemed slightly uncomfortable witnessing high level driftscumbag car moving techniques. But we got the car off the road. Traffic could pass. But the Z was now diagonal across a car park entrance. I had munched a finger between the car and a jack, so was bleeding everywhere, and was cracking the shits with the thing. My 4-hours-of-sleep brain decided the best way forwards was to cut the front brake lines, so I could just park the car neatly, and lo, the car now moved freely! Fuck you brakes. Z's seem to have a temperamental problem with masters and boosters causing this sort of problem, but nothing concrete or clearly explained on old forum posts. Oh well

                        Once I got to work, I explained it to one of the local engineers who came into the shop. He said he's heard Falcons/Territorys are bad for this sort of thing, if the rod in the back of the master is out of adjustment by a bees dick, they slowly build pressure in the brakes over the course of a drive. Since the front brakes have more bias, they eventually lock on. All it takes is backing off the pedal adjustment, and you are free to go.

                        Almost like someone winding in a brake light switch too far, and putting 1mm preload on the pedal.

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                        Cool. Lesson learned. Glad it was in the spare car that I hadn't gotten around to cancelling rego yet. Got a mate to tow it to another mates house, where I'll eventually strip it when I/we get time.

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                          #72
                          Ooops! It’s fun to learn things the hard way. At least you know it will never happen again. Ever.
                          Originally posted by Rdyno
                          It's fucking storytime with Rdyno cunt shut the fuck up and fuck off.

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                            #73
                            At least you can now get shiney braided lines!
                            Last edited by Lobster; 03-02-20, 02:00 PM.
                            Previously known as Lobster, Chuss's brother's anus, Chuss's brother, Lobsook, Lobstersock, Socks, Sockz, MissAmericaImportGirl, ClutchCLobster, Clock Lobster

                            CJM 4 Life yo!

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                              #74
                              Originally posted by Tripper View Post
                              off topic but a good pub fed on the north side of gong ?

                              Albion park pub for the south side
                              Windang Bowling club a great feed on the south side as well.

                              Edit not exactly north but the Master Builders has a Bistro on the right as you walk in and is a mint feed.
                              Last edited by bigshipengine.jpg; 02-02-20, 12:57 PM.
                              I climbed Mt Druitt

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                                #75
                                Also OP i see the red rocket parked out the front of Wollongong Auto Supplies in one of the early pics. You work there or just picking up some filters to service your cousins Lada?
                                I climbed Mt Druitt

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