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  • (Locky)
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    So spent a little bit of time on this



    - Replaced the blast pipes with the nismo 2.5in cat back
    - Spanner checked the suspension
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    -Messed with front guard and bumper to get them sitting better
    -Put the interior mostly back together and gave it a good clean
    -Quick wash on the outside
    - got some fresh fuel and took it for a sem decent drive
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    The car still runs a bit temperamental at times, but not sure if lack of bov, only 4psi boost and a 90mm throttle body or combination of all 3 causing the issues. With some actual muffling going on cars feel way more respectable to drive, sounds like a vacuum cleaner full of pigeons as the flutter is intense


    Was getting too confident
    Took it to the shops and then to work

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    Then when I got to work saw a trail of drips on the ground
    Stuck my head under the car and could see a leak on the power steering lines where they meet the rack


    Limped it home, then the next chance I had I looked at it.
    I recall the old owners saying it had a s14 rack still. But looked at it was running skyline lines.
    Never thought this should be an issue, but Silvia's use a flare/ brake line style fitting, and skyline use a banjo style.
    They are the same thread by chance so he had just used this and looked like the washer had lasted just long enough for me to drive it around for a day.
    I tried to replace it but no good. So I had to replace with a silvia high pressure line.
    In retrospect I should have taken the one out of the drift car. As that had been mangled and bent for a R33 cross member then bent back to suit a Silva one.
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    Took it for another drive trying to so some problem solving, relocated the catch can to reveal, when its not in the wheel well, you can see how much blow by it has with smoke coming out the bonnet/ guard gap.
    But while doing some driving it was still getting hesitations and random cut outs. After some playing around it seemed to be fine then the tps was unplugged.
    Put it down to the combo of ebay 90mm throttle body and a tps that seemed to not be set up at all.

    Instead of dealing with that I just ordered the adapter off ebay to put the stock throttle body back on.
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    I then sold the wheels off it with nothing to replace it with as I'm smart like that
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    So picked up my brothers rays and bbs rs with thoughts to sell what I dint end up using.
    A VF wagon is made to measure to transport 17x9s
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    Decided to run the Rays Forrester touring evolutions
    17x9+24 and made in 1996.
    ​​​One pair already had some 215s on it and got some 225 for the others.
    These wheels showed how bad the wheel alignment was, with one rear being 4cm lower and cambered in than the other that was cambered out.
    Quickly wound sown the high side but need to actually even out all the heights and then alignment.
    Even with a 15mm spacer on the front it still looks small, so plan might be 225s all round or put them on the front and 235 on rear
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  • Squirt
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    That is a really cool little ute!

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  • (Locky)
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    Originally posted by Squirt View Post
    Did I see a Morris ute in one of the pics?
    Yeah that was a project that I started on, but keeps getting pushed back as haven't got around to being registered so it doesn't cost me money to sit... unfortunately sitting far too long

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  • (Locky)
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    Originally posted by fury View Post

    Looks good.. but ? even RB25DET are worth silly money now? fark, maybe it's just me but my pricing is still very much in 2015 where you could buy those for about $3k. Still was an awesome motor for the time though. Like an RB30ET without 1980's aids. And fucking awesome in a lighter chasis. I remember my near stock RB25DET in an R32 with a good handling setup was a blast.
    Yeah nothing going around

    Half of what for sale are awd motors,
    Wreckers want nearly 4k for a long block 4.5k with manifolds for a rwd motor
    Like everything else has gone crazy in last 18 months, even SR20s are about the same

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  • Squirt
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    Did I see a Morris ute in one of the pics?

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  • fury
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    Originally posted by (Locky) View Post

    Also found out later was a friend's car he had for ages and sold about 6 years ago


    But have tried a few things and the compression is still no good so looks like that engine is coming out too hahaha

    Kinda wish I didn't sell the NA 25 that was in the drift car as could slap that in, but alas have to try and get a reasonably priced 25 in this market

    So made myself feel better by throwing on a brand new jdm grill that I bought before I even got the car haha
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    Looks good.. but ? even RB25DET are worth silly money now? fark, maybe it's just me but my pricing is still very much in 2015 where you could buy those for about $3k. Still was an awesome motor for the time though. Like an RB30ET without 1980's aids. And fucking awesome in a lighter chasis. I remember my near stock RB25DET in an R32 with a good handling setup was a blast.
    Last edited by fury; 10-06-21, 08:11 PM.

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  • (Locky)
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    Originally posted by Rascasse View Post
    That RB S14 is a win! Will be a cracking thing once mechanically sorted.
    I'm hoping so
    it feels pretty slow atm but only running like 0.4 bar boost so that's probably a contributing factor

    Never had a turbo rb car though besides a nugget rb20 32 as a back up car one ebisu trip so will be interesting to see the difference to sr20

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  • (Locky)
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    Originally posted by gmr View Post
    How much do you charge to travel to Melbourne and relocate fuse boxes lol, it's safe down here swear

    This popped up last night if you're open to interstate, https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...9-8f609d7439cc
    I haven't seen if anything works yet so don't get too keen haha

    Checking out a long block on the public holiday locally and hopefully that will at least have some compression

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  • gmr
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    How much do you charge to travel to Melbourne and relocate fuse boxes lol, it's safe down here swear

    This popped up last night if you're open to interstate, https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...9-8f609d7439cc

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  • Rascasse
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    That RB S14 is a win! Will be a cracking thing once mechanically sorted.

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  • (Locky)
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    So while waiting for the engine I did some more odd jobs.

    Built a little nudge bar for the rear as s14s have nothing there from factory
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    Started the wiring relocation.
    Pulled apart the glove box so just the hinge and cover, looks like the relay box and ecu should fit in there fine. Just have to make a mount so don't flop out when opened
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    Reloomed the stripped down body wiring to the engine bay and started doing the same with the engine loom
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    Then the engine...
    It started as just slap some bearings in and hope for the best.
    Then went to let's do a oem refresh and take the head off, new rings and head gasket just with studs.
    but then after a hone this was found.

    So has done exactly what I didn't want, and snowballed into a big build. Not big for PF but for someone who used to just slap wrecker motors in seems a big deal for me.
    So its getting machined out and going oversized forged pistons and rods and new oil pump while we are at it.
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    So then that blew up any hopes of the drift car being done soon.






    But need that S14 content
    Got talking to someone and randomly they were going to go halves in a S14 that was registered but was running rough that a friend of a friend was thinking of selling. It needed a good coing over as never got sorted after a rb25 swap. But their friend pulled out and didn't take his low ball.

    I said to pass on details if he wasn't keen understanding the guy was firm on a price that still seemed like a good deal. Went and checked it out and was a running driving car that needed mainly just a tidy up.

    But we did a cold compression test and had next to nothing in cylinder 6.
    Took it for a drive and drove pretty bad cold but seemed reasonable when it warmed up.
    Tried comp test again but still way way too low.

    Had a chat and he came down a bit but not as much as I hoped.

    Did the sums the next day and the car still made sense. Even worse case had to part out. So the next weekend I picked it up.
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    It's a 97 s2 luxury.
    All the usual suspension stuff done to it.
    Mostly Plastic jdm kit.
    S1 rb25 running all s2 electronic with a wiring specialities conversion loom
    34 gear box
    33 brakes
    Ect ect


    Also found out later was a friend's car he had for ages and sold about 6 years ago


    But have tried a few things and the compression is still no good so looks like that engine is coming out too hahaha

    Kinda wish I didn't sell the NA 25 that was in the drift car as could slap that in, but alas have to try and get a reasonably priced 25 in this market

    So made myself feel better by throwing on a brand new jdm grill that I bought before I even got the car haha
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  • StupidFlanders
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    Originally posted by JamesKnt View Post
    These cars seem like they are in great condition! What polishing products do you use to polish your cars? I have trouble polishing my Kawasaki Ninja H2.
    Have you tried polish? That usually works good.

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  • JamesKnt
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    These cars seem like they are in great condition! What polishing products do you use to polish your cars? I have trouble polishing my Kawasaki Ninja H2.

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  • StupidFlanders
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    Oh, I just realised yours are solids.

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  • (Locky)
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    Originally posted by StupidFlanders View Post
    Where did you get them? I need to do them too, been putting it off because it’s a shitful job.
    Back in 2012 haha
    they were in the car before it was stripped and when then put them in a box till found them recently.

    I got whitelines in my s13 though as solid hopefully won't thrash out as bad as oem but still rubber. Paid someone to press them in and out

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