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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:29 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm
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Location: Kirkland, WA
Hey benny_blanco. Great suggestions and that's basically what I'll be doing to it. The only other thing is new rims but I can always switch back to the original ones if I'm feeling more "nostalgic" (pun intended).


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:00 pm 

Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:54 am
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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
some suspension stuff like coilovers are compatible from an r31 and a few other things. not very much tho, they're much more different than most people realize.

i think he just didn't realize this was an r30 haha.


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:31 pm 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am
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Location: South Australia
Seeing as yours is unmolested.. would it be ok to ask for some detailed photos of the engine bay? especially the aircon setup

I managed to find a replacement aircon for the one ripped out of my car, unfortunately it didn't come with a manual and there aren't any good photos on the net.

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:59 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm
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Location: Kirkland, WA
Hey benny

Not sure if these are good enough but check them out and let me know. Unfortunately I'll be away from home for the next 10 days so I hope these work for you. Good luck with the A/C. BTW, I noticed that I'm missing the battery tie down. Anyone know where I can get this?

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:02 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm
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Location: Kirkland, WA
Here are some more.

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:13 am 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am
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Location: South Australia
Thankyou very much... I think that should do it :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:47 am 

Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:54 am
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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
you weren't kidding about his badge!! this one is 4man!

http://page18.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/w87692483

keychain for 1man!

http://page16.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/u54725686

man, these badges are serious business haha


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:47 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm
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Location: Kirkland, WA
I know, crazy right? I think the fact that only 400 of these special edition 50th Anniversary Editions were ever made makes the badges worth their weight in gold. Hope the previous owner can find it and pass it on to me.

BTW, my horn isn't working currently. Does anyone know if this is a common problem for the DR30? I'm thinking it may be a fuse or a relay but for the life of me I can't get the fuse box cover removed.

Also, the previous owner told me not to put down the electric rear windows as he was afraid that they wouldn't close again. I've tried them and they seem ok but he told me that it would be a difficult repair if the regulator failed. Anyone have any experience with this problem?


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:46 am 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am
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Location: South Australia
I had a problem with a small contact cap being worn out (it sits in plastic part where the indicator stalks are from memory) the part that makes contact with the steering wheel when you press the horn... I hope that makes sense. I just ended up turning a new one out of brass on a lathe.

As far as rear windows I was told by another owner the slides get abit of surface rust on them (most likely because of the black plastic grille in the door jam) clean that up they should run up/down fine.

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:12 am 

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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
if they do fail, there are a good bunch of 4 door regulators on auctions right now. i actually used the motor from a four door to fix mine. just swap on the motor...in all honesty a manual conversion is the way to go. these old power windows are nothing but trouble. my rears don;t work and i've had a buttload of headaches from every window.


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:41 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:28 pm
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Location: Kirkland, WA
Thanks guys, my rear windows are working for now but slow so maybe just a bit rusty.

I'll try to locate that contact cap for the horn and see if that fixes it. Do I have to take apart the steering column to find it?

Also, anyone know how the battery tie down is supposed to fit? Would a universal one fit? Any pics would be great.


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:15 pm 

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Ok, turns out the horn does work but I have to push really hard on the horn pad to get it to work. Any clue as to what this means? Still the contact cap?


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:09 am 

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Once you take off the steering wheel you should see it, it will be all "mushroomed" if its anything like mine was.

With the battery tie down I have what looks to be a universal one and it fits fine. I can take a pic tomorrow if you want but its nothing special.

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:28 pm 

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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
dude...look on page 3 :shock:

http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/11/kyu ... f-surprise


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:42 pm 

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Location: seattle
very clean dr30 :tu: would love to see the car in person , ill wait for daveboy to have the dr30 shindig ,then ill check it out.

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 Post subject: Not lowered much
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:47 pm 

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Location: Kirkland, WA
Well, had the lowering springs from Jenesis installed with the new KYB shocks and it hasn't been lowered as much as they claimed it would (they told me 4-5 cm). As you can see from the pics, the car still looks way too high in the front. I sent an email to them and they gave me some BS excuse of course. I also received the new rims (Volk TE37V's) but I'm hesitant to put them on until the ride height is sorted.

familycar, you mentioned earlier that R31 coil overs would fit without modification right? Do you think that's the way to go or is there another way to get the front down? Where would I find a set of R31 coil overs for the front?
Thanks in advance.
Martin

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 8:37 pm 

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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
wow that really sucks about the springs! for the coilovers, mine popped right in with no mods needed. i beleive your dr30 brakes are 100mm pcd caliper bolt spacing so they should bolt right on. same with the rears. you also could have a custom set made out of your existing fronts, which is something a lot of old school guys do here. that's what i had before...anyway http://r31.biz/shop/products/list-c8.html has a few coilover options. i have the 6 way adjustable zeals from them. also a shop called angry idustries out of Melbourne sells some coilovers that aren't bad. my freind has them on his r31 and they were pretty good quality and ride nicely. if i had to do all over i'd get some custom spring rates on a set of the r31 house blitzs coils. a tad pricey i suppose, but they are full pop in, no cut and weld of the lower strut base needed. and there's always YAJ, but very rare to see to see a set pop up on there honestly.


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:14 pm 

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 4:07 am
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Location: South Australia
I'm curious why you want to use r31 coilovers? Jenesis have dr30 coilovers on their website, not to mention there are normally sets on YAJ.

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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:19 am 

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the jenesis coils are way overpriced IMO. I've seen maybe one or two sets of coilovers on YAJ in the last 3 months. and they are never/rarely that good/not blown. R31 units are easier to find from more than one source. Just my look at it, by no means the only options haha.


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 Post subject: Re: My new DR30 50th Anniversary Edition!
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:33 am 

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Location: Yokosuka, Japan
but they do offer a fronts only option. tho r31house does as well :lol:


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