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Thread: Project Fade To Black-HR31 Skyline. OMG! An update!

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    Project Fade To Black-HR31 Skyline. OMG! An update!

    Earlier this year my HR31 skyline was involved in a T-boning and ended up looking like this.




    I was a bit upset as I had owned the car for 13 years, and it was a particularly good example.
    Anyway, I remembered an old Skyline club member who had an HR31 that had been in his garage for 5 years, so a deal was done and I became it's new owner.



    What will follow is my struggles to get it A, running, B, roadworthy, and C, finished. :roll:

    The one thing that made me pursue this particular car is that it has a GTS-R engine installed.
    The HR31 GTS-R is a homologation special made by Nissan for the purposes of Group A racing in the 80's.
    It came with an R version of the RB20DET, a twin cam, 24 valve 2 litre straight 6, which means it had a factory tubular manifold, a giant To4e turbo, a larger throttle body, lighter flywheel, R specific ECU, and a few body addenda, (spoilers etc)

    Only 800 were ever made, so this engine is rare, and they were only available in the Japanese domestic market..


    The car actually came with 2 GTS-R engines. 1 well blown up, but it gives you a better look at the manifold.
    What you can see here is the heatshield the covers the manifold


    Cover removed


    Oops


    This will gave you an idea of the -R turbo against a standard RB20 one


    Which makes it one laggy S.O.B.

    Hooks :shock:

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    Shame about the red one , the black one looks nice and being a rare model its going to be a sweet ride when finished

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    I remember reading about your car getting t-boned on skylines australia.

    are you going to get the gts-r aero kit aswell?

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    nice ride

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    Well, im glad you weren't injured. but its so sad to see such a awesome machine like that get ruined :cry:

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    Man, those first few pics are painful. Nice new ride tho, hope to see some nice updates on this.

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    Benny, going to get the GTS-R wing, but I love the wank value of the front autospoiler, so that will stay.

    As mentioned above, the car has been sitting in a garage for 5 years.
    Subsequently, the inside of the fuel tank looked like this




    It doesn't look that bad in those pics, but trust me, it is


    The trailer we used to move the car didn't have a winch, so it had to be driven on and off.
    when I checked out the car the fuel pump was dead (wonder why :roll: )
    so I put in a new Walbro intank.
    This is what it looked like after the trailer on/off thing



    So out came the tank


    And a cleaning we will go



    What can't be seen in those shot is the cuts on my hands from the razor sharp baffles and my subsequent swearing when fuel got into those cuts.

    Here is a little piece of 80's gold unearthed in the boxes of crap that came with the car


    Hooks

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    I didnt realise you had an autospoiler.... they are much better.

    I wish they had autospoilers on the DR30's aswell

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    Yeah, love the autospoiler.
    Heavy though.
    Best thing is they actually work to stabilize the car.
    Had a switch operated one on the red car, but this car is an upmarket GTS-X. it comes down automatically at 80kph and goes up around 60kph.
    Ooooh, luxury

    Hooks

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    Ahh, Hooks, one door closes and another one opens mate Now you have the ultra-spesh GTS-R goodness

    BTW did you get the tank boiled out by a radiator specialist or something, or did you clean it out by hand?
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