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
This will gave you an idea of the -R turbo against a standard RB20 one
Which makes it one laggy S.O.B.