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Off-Topic / Re: DIY workshop space with 4 post hoist
« on: July 25, 2017, 07:16:45 AM »
hmmm bummer.

Off-Topic / DIY workshop space with 4 post hoist
« on: July 23, 2017, 10:34:27 AM »
Hi guys,
I vaguely remember reading about a DIY workshop where covered workshop space with facilities such as hoists and such are made available for hourly price, possibly here or facebook.
Does anyone know about it?
I need a 4 poster to check a few things on my car (not a Skyline though - which is semi-permanently sitting in the garage).

Off-Topic / Re: Helllloooooooooooo
« on: July 14, 2017, 11:15:33 AM »
I check the forum every so often but not much is going on here? Same at the Facebook page, I think.
I've ripped out the interiors and a whole bunch of wiring - in the process of pulling out power steering at the moment. Things are moving very slowly, being cold winter and all that.

Maintenance & Car Care / Re: heater bypass ideas
« on: July 01, 2017, 07:44:42 PM »
What a fun job! Not.
Finally got this done, the front heater hose was pretty tricky due to access issue. Impossible to get to from underneath and doable from the top but battery and fuse/relay box had to be moved out of the way, even then getting the heat sealed hose from the fitting wasn't much fun. Rear one was far easier, once starter was removed.
5/8" diameter with around 2-2' long hose is needed to do the loop. 3' might work better to get to oil filter etc.

Forced Induction / Re: RB20DET forward facing plenum
« on: March 12, 2017, 08:53:54 AM »
I think it's worthwhile to go for FFP just to tidy up the intercooler piping mess (front mount case, obviously)
Wasn't sure if the trademe jobs leak or have bad mating surface etc...
Thanks guys

Forced Induction / RB20DET forward facing plenum
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:29:00 PM »
Anyone has experience/review to share regarding RB20DET forward facing plenum currently on the market?
I see there are a few vendors on TradeMe but not sure if they are from the same source (looks very much alike).

Audio, Security and Electrical / Re: tidying up wiring looms - R32
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:51:23 AM »
thanks Bob - I'm almost there inside the cabin, might have gone overboard and possibly cut the wires I need as well...
I'll have to see how it goes.

Audio, Security and Electrical / tidying up wiring looms - R32
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:17:01 PM »
I'm doing the weight reduction process and going through tidying up the wiring looms - a lot of wires can be culled when you don't have a/c, heater, stereo etc etc.
What would be the simplest way to do this? Basically the only wiring I'm interested in keeping is whatever necessary to run the engine. Can I ditch the whole bundle from the RHS of the car? It's been a bit of pain as I don't have a decent wiring diagram (the GTR one is better than nothing but really hard to see the wire colours etc)

Maintenance & Car Care / Re: heater bypass ideas
« on: November 29, 2016, 07:12:24 AM »
thanks - hopefully I don't have to take off the manifold to do it!

Maintenance & Car Care / heater bypass ideas
« on: November 26, 2016, 10:42:03 PM »
I'm going to ditch the heater and bypass it somehow with maybe 180 tube bend with beads.
Anyone know where I can get something like that or have one made (cheaply of course)?
I think I can do the loop where the heater matrix joins the heater hoses (at the bulkhead) or on the intake side.

Maintenance & Car Care / Re: Speedo cable upgrade
« on: November 01, 2016, 09:51:28 AM »
just curious, in what respect is an upgraded cable an "upgrade"? and why would you need one?

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FYI, a bit of trich and elbow grease made a short work of it. Just make sure wear a proper respirator and protective gloves though, it's pretty nasty stuff!

I'm stripping the whole interiors - giving it that race car feel  ::) lol, so door cards won't be back on.
Did a bit of rear door, just to see how it goes - judging from that it seems like a lot of hard work, yeah.
I might just scrape most of the sealant off and tape over it so I don't mess up my clothes by accident..  8)

ok i'm stripping the interiors and found the only area that hasn't cooked brittle is this white adhesive which is holding clear plastic sheet on the door interior. Obviously it would have been helpful to remove it if it was nice and hard - but no.. it probably just as fresh and flexible as the day it left the factory. I tried with scrapper and MEK & meth but the sticky residue is still there.
anyone can give me some tips?

General Performance / stalling with instrument panel off
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:56:59 AM »
took the dash off and all that including instrument panel now it has a tendency of stalling (more than usual) - obviously I can't tell if the rev s dropping cos tacho is out.
has anyone come across that or maybe i disturbed something else while taking the dash out?

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