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Picture Post / Random Fabrication thread
« on: October 10, 2013, 06:19:39 PM »

(almost) Finished product:

The other side (was a second hand unit modified to suit the new application):

All part of turning the farm hack on the trailer:

In to this:

VG30DE powered :D

Even had to make a wellside for it using parts from other models:



Off-Topic / Pictures of sexy skylines and other nice ones thread
« on: July 29, 2013, 06:35:45 PM »
Quote from: gtsr;618504
Nissan have always used American design's (parts are made in Japan) or parts since early 1900's.

The Nissan VH V8 is based off the Chevy V8 engine (Chevy V8 parts are said to fit inside the VH engine) which is a GM engine. Nissan ran a 5.5 litre Chevy V8 engine in their 1968 Lemans racecar (R381).

The R35 GTR drivetrain idea (gearbox in the rear of car) was taken from the Corvette which is a GM car.

Note the trend???

Did you actually read somewhere from Nissan that this is a fact or???

The reason I ask is because the Corvette is a long way from being the first to use this layout & in fact Nissan used a transaxle (front engine, rear gearbox & diff) in its ISMA Z32 300ZX cars made so famous by kicking *** until they were pretty much banned.  This was long before the Corvette ever had a transaxle.

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: May 30, 2013, 10:15:42 PM »
Quote from: b00stinz;615564
I really should check my mirrors, even more than on the normal road I think.

Keep an eye on your mirrors only when you have plenty of time, don't overdo it looking in the mirror or you might find something will sneak up on you - like a braking point LOL!

Cars wont just suddenly appear alongside you if you have a glance every now and then and see who is catching and how fast, you should be able to work out when they will get to you without checking the mirror every other second.

The big thing with traffic is to maintain your line and DO NOT make sudden changes of direction even if you think you are helping, if a car has caught up & wants to get by mid corner or what ever don't brake to let them go by, don't move from mid track if that's where you are at, proceed around the corner and slowly move to the outside on exit as you would normally do.
To help them go by just maintain the same speed, hit the loud pedal AFTER they have gone by.

If you suddenly move over to get out of the way or brake to try and help them out you may catch them out & actually cause an incident, some people drive way to close considering it's not a race & despite what they might think you can bet a person lifting off the gas and braking mid corner WILL teach them just how much they don't know about driving & it could cost both of you money - lots of money.

Tyres and brakes will be crap for the first two laps and depending on how hard you push things they could be crap after the fifth or sixth lap as well LOL!!!     If the sessions are quite long you need to remember not to push everything as hard as it will go because MOST cars will only do a few laps at full pace & then start to trash tyres, brakes & cooling systems.

Off-Topic / First trackday, any tips?
« on: May 30, 2013, 06:11:41 PM »
It's much better to look slow but have fun and drive your car home at the end of the day.

Don't worry about lap times for the first few track days, you will just push to hard and end up wishing you hadn't tried to go that little bit faster.

Watch out for the top of the hill under the bridge, that bit of the track has eaten so many weekend warriors it's not funny.  actually the whole track sucks for beginners due to the lack of run off.

Maintenance & Car Care / R32 GTR front diff dead, Engine out???
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:20:26 AM »
(Smaller wheels turn faster than larger wheels)

Picture Post / Random Fabrication thread
« on: April 25, 2013, 08:54:59 AM »
Just so happens my welder broke after three years and a lot of faithful service, it's in getting repaired (just a circuit board more than likely) & will be up for sale soon.

It's a weldco 200amp, not sure of exact model number, it'll be on Trademe as soon as it comes back from repair.

I actually just went & purchased another one exactly the same, I felt the length of service it gave before faulting was well & truly good value for money although they do have some little quirks the likes of Miller etc wont have.

Picture Post / Random Fabrication thread
« on: April 24, 2013, 05:42:48 PM »
Yip AC/DC TIG welder,

Another exh, just 2.5" this time:

Modified the plenum on the left so that the runners were all the same shape, purely a cosmetic thing:

Prototype turbo inlet pipes from 2.5" ally, these were sent overseas for mass production:

Picture Post / Random Fabrication thread
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:22:45 AM »
I made this:

Goes under here: (Z32 300zx)

Also make these: (rad overflow tank for Z32)

Z32 drive shaft hoop:

Not much room on the inside for bolt heads etc so mounts had to be horizontal.

Twin 3" exh system:

You wanted random - how a bout a five foot tall stainless steel Moa?:

It's OK the dog got away alive :)

Quote from: That Harry Connick Jr Guy;613708
It is really hard to see what happened in that photo, just looks like he is angle parked?

That's the moment before impact.

Lets just say the car did something the driver clearly wasn't prepared for and it resulted in significant damage to the car :(

General Performance / R33 Road legal Track toy
« on: March 02, 2013, 02:55:44 PM »
Just for the record, I finally got a bulk buy all sorted out and under way that included a couple of Z32 300ZX twin turbo transmissions, landed here in NZ incl exchange rate GST and all shipping costs etc ~$3200  

That's a brand new complete assembly OEM gearbox and even includes the speed generator, clutch fork & release bearing, reverse and neutral switches & is even full of oil :D

Shipping was actually via air freight at that price and should take ~ ten working days so if you weren't in a rush you could land one here for a lot less but it would take much longer to get here.    Retail price for the Z32 box in the states is $1800 US, I doubt the RB box would be as cheap to buy from the states as they didn't use them in any US models that I'm aware of.  I will do a little digging just out of interest and see what it would cost.

General Skyline Discussion / Car rolls back even when in gear?!
« on: February 24, 2013, 10:18:48 AM »
Don't leave the car in a forward gear when it is facing up the hill,  reason being you should never turn an engine over backwards as you put tension on the chain or belt for the cam(s) on the wrong side and this can compress the tensioner.  When you start the engine it can cause the cam belt/chain to slip & possibly result in multiple internet threads about how you left your car and it was fine then you started it and it broke & you don't know why.      

Obviously different engines have different tensioning systems etc & for some cars the danger is far less than others BUT it's just bad practice, if it's going to roll backwards leave it in reverse, if it'll go forwards then leave it in first.

General Performance / The Great White, R33 GTR Track Day / Road Warrior
« on: February 16, 2013, 10:00:18 AM »
Oh no :(

I fricken hate it when you take something apart to make it "better" and all you get is trouble :(

Hopefully your luck will change and things will improve.

General Performance / gts link plug and play
« on: February 07, 2013, 08:03:34 AM »
RIPS use Jason at infomotive - at least I THINK that's the name of the shop.

Australia / sending car to aus
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:26:50 PM »
A customer of mine just did this.

In short it's an epic pain in the *** but if you REALLY like the car it can be done, unless it's something REALLY special I wouldn't bother though.

Stolen Cars / Stolen Car
« on: January 10, 2013, 05:57:28 PM »
Quote from: Lith;611042
just need to make life worse for them when it happens somehow.

Maybe every car forum should run a name and shame list of all those who have been found guilty of car related crimes - just so people are aware of who to avoid.

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