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 Post subject: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:48 am 
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Sup guys been here for a while finally getting a chance to mess with my Dr again. here is some of the progress since I got it.

I love the look of my R33 and driving it daily, it's time to have a dedicated track car now. The R33 will go to the track for practice and competitions. I will be picking up this 1983 R30. Fun times to come for sure with a new fresh project. I will not be going over the top with this car. Just mechanical stuff first to follow with sleek body kit, fresh paint job and wheels.


The car as it sits now in southern Japan.



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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:53 am 
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Some parts came in yesterday

Front lip kit
Bushings
Wheel hub
New OE plug wires
Gasket kit


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Went downtown today to get new lug nuts.. was looking around UG and spotted my spoiler lol. Picked it up for only 5000 yen. Bigger than i though and its like a very thick foam/rubber like mold.. very light weight. Feels like a dildo in my hand.




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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 12:56 am 
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Went to go see the car... pretty decent shape. has alot of sketchy wiring. Im going to get rid of all of this stuff and go back stock.. Not about to figure out someones else work.


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:00 am 
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New stickers in prep for fresh paint.

Got it to my house now... in my environment ample time to work on it now.



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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:05 am 
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Today took the other parts to the hobby shop to blast them off before installing. While blasting found another possible issue that screws up the idle and rev. The Diaphragm of the ACC valve has a small tear in it. I could not see this while mounted on the manifold.

Inspected the turbo zero radial or axial  shaft play etc all good to go.

Made a Block plate for the EGR and bolted the EGR back on for JCI purpose.. its in dumb mode as you can see. I just modified it to fit with the block plate on as well.

Cleaned up the rats nest under the manifold cant really tell with these dark pictures but its much better. I can put my hands under the manifold and touch everything no problem.

Got some purplish pink vacuum line from Allan... I dont like it with my scheme though so going to switch to black line.. Thanks for letting me get the line Allan.


I just got done about 30 min ago, started to get a head/backache  so called it a night.

Tomorrow morning ill fab up the IC piping and brackets and see how this thing runs... Hoping for the best......


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:14 am 
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Mocked up and installed the intercooler I like the space thats right in front of the radiator, I can put a big IC there and fans between both of them if I wanted. I used an STI intercooler and some couplers I had laying around to mock it up. I will by some piping cut, tack and take somewhere to have it TIG welded. I like the shortness of the piping alot and will be a 4 coupler setup no matter what engine I put into it.

Got everything back together. It runs more vigorous but still not good enough for me. I'm thinking the O2 sensor is screwed as well and this car depends heavily on it. I remember with the KA and even the RB I never ran one as I tuned them myself and didn't want the 02 putting its 2 cents into the factor....

Going to go to tommy's as well to see if I can find a OE rubber intake pipe to move the MAF further way.

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Pulled the head off The R30 today to find the issue of the poor running.

Basically one of the vales was banging the piston until it snapped off. The others were find but the debris from that also ruined the turbo.

will acquire a new head from Yaj and put some new valves in it. I could buy a "running" engine from Yaj but do to the years most of these things have been sitting, think im better off rebuilding this one. might take a couple more weeks as compared to getting one dropping it in and possibly having other issues.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:53 am 

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abit of a downer regarding the dropped valve.
nice looking DR tho.

what are the specs on the wheels, width and offset?

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:27 am 
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Next time I pull the wheels off I will check... I have only had them off once so far to change the brake pads a while back and check other things out. I have that for you soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:05 am 

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Car looks great! Love what you have done with it so far.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:55 pm 

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Didn't know you got one of these. Then again I don't watch everybody like a hawk. Aside from the engine being poop it looks like it's coming along nicely.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:41 am 
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^^ hey whats going on bro!! long time

yea I bought this to become a daily driver and allow the R33 to become a full on track car.

Things in Japan have just been so off balance still since the earthquake and work is very unpredictable. I hate to rush anything so if I don't have proper time I just leave it until I do. I will have this thing running soon enough though.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:38 pm 
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looks very good so far DJ, cant wait till we can make a gorge run with BOTH our cars.


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:52 am 
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hell yes bro talk about show stoppas

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:18 pm 
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get on it son! I'm ready to roll out!


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:18 am 
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waiting game man... waiting for the engine

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:37 am 
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Got the new/used FJ in the other day.. swapped over what im going to swap over for now to conduct the inspection. Keeping it in stock form to make it even smoother. water pump, thermostat etc has all be swapped prior to me buying it.

Ill drop it in tomorrow if work allows.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:54 am 
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Hi biggamehit.
Just out of curiosity, how much does an FJ engine sting you over there?
Weighing up options for a D.I.Y. budget build out here but none of the engine suppliers/importers have even heard of a Nissan FJ20 - they think I have made a mistake and I am talking about an engine from a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Thanks man and I hope you do not mind me asking.

Edit - A locally supplied SR20 will no doubt be less money but....


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:25 am 
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without shipping the engine was like 52,000yen which is like roughly 605ish dollars with the horrible yen rate.

Shipped from below tokyo to me way up north was a total of 62,000yen which is about 795usd.... I was going to buy the pistons/bearings but those alone would have been roughly that price and with work I don't have time to build the engine so this one will do for now and Ill build the first FJ as time allows. Pretty happy with the condition of this engine just from inspections etc will compression check tomorrow. The seller assured us that it came from a working car.

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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:07 am 
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biggamehit wrote:
The seller assured us that it came from a working car.


They always do but I hope you got a good one. :tu:
Thanks for the quick reply. That is a lot less money than I had braced myself for.
Most engine places here tend to leave the engines lying around outside in the sand until they are sold so I have no confidence about just buying one and plugging it in.
Keep us posted on tomorrows compression test etc.
Beautiful car and great project. Hopefully you can post up some videos when the beast awakens.
Thanks again for info.


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 Post subject: Re: Donnie DR30 build
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:54 pm 

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What's the deal with the 2 extra injectors before the throttle body? and the air flow metre after the IC?

Seems to be a common mod on jap cars?


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