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A31_25DET

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« on: March 24, 2014, 10:11:39 PM »
So..... A31 sold

R33 Purchased :D

bought as photos show with spoiler though. 110472ks on the clock and still has the skyline floor mats and everything haha








so havent got too many plans for this as its only going to climb in value if I keep it in mint condition,

first things first, yes its auto but also unmolested and less likely to have had a hard life thus far. have already removed the spoiler as was not a fan,

Plans I do have
Convert to manual,
Kept my wheels from the Cefiro so tidy those up and put on,
Needs a little more low for my liking but thats about it.

let me know what you think :)
« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 09:44:50 AM by A31_25DET »
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 11:15:28 PM »
Ahhh you got a 33 sedan. It looks exactly like my old one haha, except that was a 20e... This seems to have more beans under the hood.

I love the look of 33 sedans slammed with roof spoilers and whatnot. They are quite underrated - i have faith that you'll do it justice!

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 12:53:15 AM »
aw man i loved your A31
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2014, 07:26:18 AM »
looks tidy bro!
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 08:10:26 AM »
Now thats a tidy R33. Cant wait to see it slammed and on those mags you had.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2014, 08:39:42 AM »
I liked your a31 though :( ... But an r33 4 door would look sick with some nice fitment and low! gunna be doing anything to the engine later on? or keep it as is?

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2014, 09:41:36 AM »
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aw man i loved your A31


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I liked your a31 though :( ...


yea me too, not giving up on them completely haha, hope to have another one down the track, just spent too much tim trying to tidy it up when this is immaculate from the get go.


Quote from: Aubrey107;625106
But an r33 4 door would look sick with some nice fitment and low! gunna be doing anything to the engine later on? or keep it as is?


yea have a friend doing some photo shop work for me with it lower on 4 green wheels haha with some camber and couple of drift pipes.

as for motor, think ill just leave it pretty standard, maybe a blitz style cooler kit so it keeps all the factory piping, but one things for sure going to try my best to keep things genuine this time haha
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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 09:07:33 PM »
Good choice bro, would be nice to finally see someone do soemthing with a 33 4-door, havent seen that many nice ones. Either way looks like a mint starting platform :)

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« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 09:09:59 PM »
well thats a whole lot tidier than my one. I would have brought that one over mine too.
(Im assuming its you who came to look at mine at countdown before going to have a look at this one)

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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 01:01:00 PM »
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well thats a whole lot tidier than my one. I would have brought that one over mine too.
(Im assuming its you who came to look at mine at countdown before going to have a look at this one)


haha yea that was me, and cheers mate,

so few things have changed already, as planned manual conversion was pretty high on the priorities and has now been done with a full series 2 setup about 3 weeks after purchasing it :jack::jack:




Unfortunately the kit didn't come with any interior parts, so managed to pick up a cracked surround for 30buks and took to it with a soldering iron and some plastic from the old auto surround as a filler. sanded back and pained, looks all good,





have added a couple of gauges to rice it up :)






car is due for an oil change and have a oil cooler/filter relocation kit for it that I've had for a while, only problem is, I remember people mentioned something about a need to run a thermostat for these?


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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 01:41:21 PM »
Yeah thats right, it is the best way to go about it as otherwise it will continue to circulate oil through the cooler and take forever to get to temp, if at all. However people will also run blanking plates over the front of the cooler to aid in the heating process due to not having a thermostat as well.
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2014, 11:17:45 AM »
thanks man, how do they work? and where do I get one?
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2014, 07:53:41 PM »
Haha ^^^. A blanking plate is a flat plate or cardboard piece in front of the cooler, thus restricting airflow so assisting with heating up the oil.

I can sell you the cardboard pieces, custom made. LOL.
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 08:39:14 PM »
^yeap thats it. You can do it as simple as some cardboard type stuff or make some snazzy alloy thing its up to you. With the addition of a oil temp gauge you can work out whether the whole face needs covering, or maybe half etc.
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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2014, 06:29:01 PM »
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Haha ^^^. A blanking plate is a flat plate or cardboard piece in front of the cooler, thus restricting airflow so assisting with heating up the oil.

I can sell you the cardboard pieces, custom made. LOL.


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^yeap thats it. You can do it as simple as some cardboard type stuff or make some snazzy alloy thing its up to you. With the addition of a oil temp gauge you can work out whether the whole face needs covering, or maybe half etc.


hahaha thanks guys, but that was referring to the thermostat :D
Is it something that just screws in to the line from filter to cooler? and that brings me to another question, it wont matter which way i run the setup right? ie Motor/Filter/CoolerMotor or Motor/Cooler/Filter/Motor.



So in the mean time, oil change was completed today with Penrite 10W50 along with just the relocation of the filter, whilst gathering more info on thermostat for cooler. Actually looking forward to my next oil change now haha



finally got around to installing the manual surround thanks to my new leather boot arriving



And was out at Zebra last weekend and picked up this spoiler that was just sitting on the roof of a civic :D looks like it was made for it,




until next time, feel free to comment :)
Current Rides:
1996 R33 GTS25-T
1990 E39A VR4 EVO 0

Nothing better than the feeling of hitting boost.......................and still thinking you have control!!