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 Post subject: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:53 pm 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Here is a picture of my Skyline
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I've had the car for almost 8 years. I always thought that the engine bay was boring. Neat and clean, but boring.
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So, I thought to myself how about getting rid of the airflow meter and a couple of "useless" vacuum pipes. And that's where it all went terribly wrong. Why couldn't I just leave it the way it was.
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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:56 am 

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:56 am 
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Twin sunroof! Nice :)

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:27 pm 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Yes thank you. The whole car was a limited edition done by Nissan South Africa. I am trying to get more info on it. It has these weird side shirts. I lost one of the back ones and it is almost impossible to find one.
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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:48 pm 

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Location: Northern Ca
Nice little ride you got there. Looks like a blast to cruise in. Does it have L28 motor? I have an 810 I think there 180b in your part, ours has a l24 though.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:29 pm 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Yes it has got an L28 in it. For most people around the world that seems a bit odd. Coming from South Africa it feels a bit odd for me to have a 2 door Skyline with out a straight six in it.

I previously used some L24 rods in a stroker build I have done. LD28 crank, 9mm bolt L24 rods and you will not believe it, but after hours upon hours of measuring in the scrapyards some BMW pistons. After machining everything that there is to machine on the pistons I saved close to 2 kg on the rod/piston combo.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:45 pm 

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Those "endcaps" are addthree units, I do have the rear ones that came off mine, That arnt in use anymore


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:08 pm 

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Man, I'll give my left ball for them. I lost one of mine due to wear and tear. Would you be interested getting rid of them?


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:17 pm 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Here is some pics of the Kanmeari adjustable timing gear set. I read that they should not be used for road use that's why I made a adjustable arm to keep it from moving. I could not fit the one that they sell due to the power-steering set-up.
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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:54 am 

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:44 pm 

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And the itch continuous. I placed a "just to have a look" bid last night before I went to bed on a set of extractors. So when I woke up this morning I can feel that my wallet is much lighter. When does the hurting stop.
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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:19 am 

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Ill get your shipping price soon too.. Been a long day atm :S


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:05 pm 
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I love that color, especially with those wheels. Those sunroofs are kinky!

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:16 pm 

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Thank you. I wish I could get the same wheel in a 17 inch. I must say, there is not much better than Japanese 80's cars. Just love them.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:56 am 

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Ah great. Skylines national is here in South Australia this year. I can't wait. This surely will be enough incentive to finish my car. :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:43 am 

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Good to see another classic skyline in SA, even rarer coupe!


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:22 am 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
I take it your in SA as well. Had a look at your ride. Nice man. Efi is so much easier that carbies. All you need is a turbo dizzy and an after market computer. I use a Gotech from South Africa. They are about $400.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:09 pm 

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I am so excited. I got my extractors from Japan. Holly hell. It is a work of art. It got me thinking. Maybe I should make a head spacer to keep the intake manifold colder. You see, that itch again. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:16 am 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Before CNC machines, there was manual labour. It looked something like this.
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And, AHHHH, all done rouging it out. I will match it with the head as soon as I go to the throttles.

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:31 am 

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Ahh. All my new updates disappeared. Anyway. The car is for a tune and I have made some nice progress on the throttles. I am still awaiting prices for powder coating. The nearest town that can do that is a hour and a half's drive away. Oh yeah. The itch continuous. I got my eye on a set of Wiseco pistons. When I was still in South Africa I could never even look at a set of pistons like that. That is why the first day that I get all these awesome parts, the wife sleeps in the spare room and the parts with me. (I had a look. she is not behind me)
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