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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Looks good! Someday I'll own a C130 coupe & I've been planning on a V8 for it as well. When I pass through Boise next I hope you'd let me check it out, maybe even lend a hand with a wrench.

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:01 am 
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great car! Think you would be better off using this style of intake though :)

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Its in a VH45, octo ITB powered Cedric here in NZ :twisted:


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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:17 pm 

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Flauski- funny you should say that here is what I am working on right now...
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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:45 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:53 pm 
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Beast status. THis thing is awesome.

Hey man, I just looked up "epic" in the dictionary and saw this car.


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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:08 pm 

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Just starting to put the intake flanges together for my ITB setup. Started with 2 1/2 flat bar, trimmed it to 2 1/4 and used the gasket for a template for the layout of the holes.
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 Post subject: In the snow
PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:11 am 

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A light dusting of snow accentuates the beautiful body lines of the car.
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And yes those are my "winter tires" :D

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:07 pm 

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Ok, so it has been quite awhile since I updated you guys. Haven't had much time to work on the Laurel (customer cars always getting in the way). Although, much has changed on the build.
The front struts are 90% complete, I swapped over the VW cartridges which were in the stock Laurel housings into a set of Z31 struts. The Z31 struts give the ability to use Z32 calipers and have the advantage of much better SAI.
Stock on the left.
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Z31's cut and ready to weld back together.
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Almost ready to install in the car, bit more clean up needed.
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With the change to the Z31 struts and in order to get the negative camber I want to run, the upper strut towers need to be moved inboard quite a bit. And oh yeah, the VH45 is gone.... Next the motor will need to come out to finish the shock tower fabrication.
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RB25 engine mount and crossmember reinforcement.
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Modified transmission mount.
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Addressing the rear suspension turned into a much larger job than I was initially planing on. At first I was just going to leave it stock and deal with it at a later date but then I decided to upgrade everything in order to get the correct wheel spacing, caster/camber adjustment, CV's, and larger diff (R33 GTR).
Camber and caster and toe adjustment are supplied by eight different adjustment points. Serrated plates mounted on the rear cross member allow vertical movement of the inner and outer control arm pivots individually, this allows for camber and caster adjustment. The heim joints in the control arms allow toe and a bit of wheel placement adjustment in the wheel well. The inner CV's are GTR the outer are Z31. A lot of engineering went into the diff install height (mounts are not complete yet), due to the narrow axles the differential and outer hub needed to be in precise alignment to allow enough bump and droop movement.

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Control arm with cut lines and Z31 hubs.
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Crossmember before mod.
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Modded crossmember and control arms.

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Next step on the rear is to install the caster/camber plates.

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Going to be running a water/air intercooler using the oil cooler that was mounted to the front bumper when I bought the car as a heat exchanger.

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:19 am 
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Dang! You've been busy.
Would've been cool to see an itb'd VH in there, but I can understand the reasoning behind a switch to the RB.

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 11:35 am 

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xlr8r,

Yeah, I think the VH would have been cool, but the more I thought about it the more I realized I don't have the time or budget to finish the install with the VH. It was going to require custom headers, bellhousing adapter, intake manifold, ECU and harness, etc. I already had an RB25 trans from my Steaga wagon and I figured out a way to get an intecooler in the car with out having to hang a huge air to air cooler in front of the Rad and A/C condenser. I will spend a bit more time on the suspension which will make the final outcome much better.

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Sweet Jebus!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:00 am 
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I'm afraid I might get salmanila.... From all the raw bad-@ssery in this build! :evil:

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:00 am 
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Wicked, wicked, stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:21 pm 
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Fab work on the rear cross member looks pretty dope- will you be able to adjust camber on the rear when finished?

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:50 am 

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Aeropooch wrote:
Fab work on the rear cross member looks pretty dope- will you be able to adjust camber on the rear when finished?


Yes, and also caster and toe. Because there will be camber adjustment on both the inner and outer control arm attachment points I will be able to dial in the amount of camber change in bump and droop also.

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 Post subject: Re: Laurel Build
PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 5:02 am 
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I see you're good with your hands :twisted:

Mad fab work mate

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