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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Got leaks?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:05 pm 
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[quote="kev"]Yes and even if you use a flare nut spanner, you will only improve those odds to 75 times out of 100 :lol:[/quote]

Unfortunately true. :D

Any progress on the spanner front at La Casa de Kev?

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)How to Bleed Brakes like a B
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:36 pm 
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I still cannot believe nunchaku could not remove those flare nuts...
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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)How to Bleed Brakes like a B
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:49 pm 

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Very nice write-up! I like the pictures! :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)How to Bleed Brakes like a B
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:07 pm 
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[quote="ToolZ"]I still cannot believe nunchaku could not remove those flare nuts...
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Yeah amazing isn't it, even after trying Sai and Tunkwa :o

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)How to Bleed Brakes like a B
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I realised that the last time I polished the car was just after I got it registered.
That was like 2 years ago!!!
So got the polish out and opened a brand new can of elbow grease and....
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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)How to Bleed Brakes like a B
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:02 am 
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So much for the polish.
I did a skidpan day today.....
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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)Polished car, not a good ide
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Picked this Little gadget up from a friend of mine today
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Autospoiler down kit.
If you are unsure how the HR31 autospoiler actually works
It auto downs at 80kph and auto ups at 60kph.
You can put it down manually as long as you have the handbrake on. (I:e; at a standstill)
As soon as you take the handbrake off up it goes.

I'm interested to see what It actually does.
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Seems a little sophisticated to be a simple override
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It goes in between the plug and the autospoiler control box that lives under the drivers seat
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8 wires go into it from the spoiler loom.
As soon as I get a chance I'll plug it in and see what she does.
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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31)Polished car, not a good ide
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:30 pm 
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I think you also need the "Up Kit" to make it work.






:lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Got a new gadget.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:38 pm 
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Picked up another little something on Yahoo JP too.
The waiting begins.

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Got a new gadget.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:18 pm 
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Okay, time to give this sucker a go
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The autospoiler controller resides under the front of the drivers seat
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So we'll just sneak this in and see what it does
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The autospoiler is normally controlled by this switch in the console (under your left elbow)
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It has a detent so you can keep it in the raised position, the down switch will put the spoiler down when the handbrake is on.
Which lights up the little light
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Better pic
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As explained above, the spoiler comes down automatically at 80kph and goes up automatically at 60kph.
You can put it down manually at a standstill whilst the handbrake is on.
As soon as you take the handbrake off, it automatically raises.
And it still does all this with the Autodown kit fitted.

What the Autodown kit does is this;
When you put the spoiler down manually it stays down.
That is, until you manually put it up.
It effectively bypasses the 'auto' bit.
Once you put it up manually it reverts to full Autospoiler mode.

Killer!
I can now do Macdonalds drive thru with the spoiler down, or track and drift days.
All I have to do now is pull out the drivers seat and locate it properly now.

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:50 pm 
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For thos eof you who are unaware of what an 'autospoiler' is...
this is it.
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And at the press of a switch voila!
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The Japanese domestic market HR31 (both 2 and 4 door) had these as an option.
They were pretty cool then, so a lot of cars had this option.
Cool now? Below zero in my humble opinion.

The interesting thing is they actually work to improve the roadholding and car stability.
It is most noticable at 100kph and over.

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:46 am 
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Now that is coolness!
i had no idea what the autospoiler was but after reading the explanation and seeinig the pics i know it is colness :)

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:29 am 

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darn those HR31s
THEY are waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool 8) :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:01 am 
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haha, love this thread and your car, specially all those 80's high-tech gimmicks like the HKS turbo timer, the impul gauge cluster, the spoiler down kit, that funky radio system, and of course the great cardboard-arrow / Pointing finger :mrgreen: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:56 pm 
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Thanks for the praise guys :tu:

I am in a bit of a quandry with the HKS turbo timer (I call him Mister Clicky).
You see, this turned up yesterday

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Data System turbo timer.

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The switch fits in next to the spoiler down/up switch in the console

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Looks damn near factory!


It plugs straight in to the harness too.
Really starting to like these Data System gizmos.
Problem is, do I use this or stay with the clicker?

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I have a soft spot for this one as I built it out of 2 broken ones.
Hooks

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Fitted Autospoiler downkit!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Oh, got some new rear tyres too.
Um..kinda needed them

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Those were Pirelli Dragons, great tyre, but asymmetric.
Got some of these

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In a 225/50/16.
Nice tread pattern too, this time directional

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That way when the inside starts to wear, I can flip them on the rim to even things out a bit..

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Got new stuff.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Bad news everybody.
In the making of the post to explain Autospoilers.....

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....unfortunately the pointer succumbed to excess sticky tape and had to be put down.
After an appropriate period of mourning (about 2.6 picoseconds) a replacement will be sought to take up its duties.
The cardboard pointer was unavailable for comment. (lost it somewhere)

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Tragic news.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:04 am 

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Damn you, I thought you'd crashed the Skyline or something !!

Glad the car is still ok. But as you did say, 'flippancy rules' ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Tragic news.
PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:59 pm 
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Got new stuff.

This

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Genuine Bride rail for a genuine Bride seat

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Up till now, all I've had is one I bodgied up using the standard rail.

And finally got one of these because my engine never had one.

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It's a repro, but the story goes that my engine had an original one when it was in the half cut, and it got pinched.
Prolly on an apprentices tool box somewhere. Or someones stocker RB20.

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 Post subject: Re: Project fade to black (HR31) Got new stuff.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:30 pm 

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The more i see all the great cars Australia has the more i want to move there
nice skyline keep up the good work


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