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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:32 am 

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Location: COSTA RICA, CENTRAL AMERICA.
three side carbs!! love it!!!!! :tu: :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:12 am 

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Slick ride! That looks like a very cool project!


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:41 am 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Ah thanks man. I've got some issues with the dizzy. There is a place in Melbourne that's building me a new one. I wish I can just drive the car again.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:42 am 

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Location: Whyalla, South Australia
Ah man. There's only 1 week to go to the Skylines National and my car is not even tuned yet. The tuner said they will start programming the computer on Monday. I bet there are so many people out there that's been in this situation before. I hope it gets done on Monday. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:34 pm 

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How is it looking... think it will be ready for the Nationals?

I will be heading down to the show and shine day, hopefully I can check your beast out :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:38 am 

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I have spoken to the tuner today. They needed to know what cam I am running so that they can set it up. I do not know why he wants that info as I do have a vernier sprocket on the cam. I thought it is a case of playing with the cam timing on the dyno to get the most out of it. I hope the car will be ready. I would hate to miss the show in my own backyard. Ah well :(


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:28 pm 

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Im annoyed that I cant take my car down, but I am still waiting for a serial/usb cable for the ecu to arrive to suss out what is causing my car to die on throttle. So close yet so far.

Fingers crossed for you though, i'm eager to see your car up close :wink: Hopefully there will be a few R30's there.

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 11:38 pm 

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Man I feel your pain. All we want to do is enjoy our Skylines. My cut of for the tuner and the show is Thursday. If I miss the show, I will defently pop in after the throttles are done. I powder coated them, but I think chroming would be better. Any pointers as to where to do something like that down there in Adelaide?


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:41 am 

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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:34 am 

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After months upon months I finally got my car back from the turner. I was extremely disappointed to see that I gained 10hp with all the modifications that I've done. I then realised that I dropped the compression ratio down to 7.1 by fitting the "better flowing" P90 head. Dumbass :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Engine bay before the dyno

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I took the head off and skimmed it by 2mm to raise the compression a little bit. I also started with the throttle bodies and I got it running. I love the sound of air trying to get away from the combustion chamber. :D :D :D

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Sorry about the size of the pictures. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 7:58 pm 

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Maybe I missed it, but can you give us more info on those throttle bodies and manifold? I like the setup.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:47 pm 

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Het there Bob. The throtlles are from a toyota 20 valve 4age silver top motor. They measure 43mm where as the black top measures at 45mm.you have to get a set and a half as the motor is a 4 cilinder. I am not to sure what carb intake I have for the L28 motor.


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 11:20 pm 

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The carb intake isn't a carb intake as I can tell with the injector bosses near the cylinder head. Thanks for the response on the throttle bodies. How hard would a set of black top ones be to get?


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 11:33 pm 

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Sorry, I turned the injector bosses and got a friend to weld them in position. Ebay is probably going to be the easiest to get the throttles from. Ebay is the easiest to get them. I still have contacts in South Africa and they got my set and a half for like $300.00. Just remember that you have to make an adapter for the throttles to bolt onto the carb manifold. :) :) :)


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:14 am 

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Location: South Africa
Hi gtx,

Firstly I would like to say that you have a beautiful gem, I am from South Africa and I have not seen a neat gtx such as yours... locally they are all being used to drift or what locals call "spinning" :roll: . So it is weird seeing an SA (south africa that is :mrgreen: ) spec car that is in immaculate condition a few miles away :tu:

Then lastly, if you need any reference pics or parts you struggling to find I could try to help (bare in mind these cars are becoming scarce and good condition parts or OEM parts from dealerships are becoming obsolete).

Regards,
Robin


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:19 am 

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Hi Robin. This is truly a small world. I am currently in South Africa looking for spares. Funny how these things work. I just could not part with my Skyline in RSA.
I am flying back this Friday with some local goodies :D


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:37 pm 

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Hi Gtx,

where in South Africa are you? im in cape town if you like to hook up.

regards,
Robin


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 2:49 pm 

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I was in Newcastle. I got my spares for a good price in RSA and now I am back in the wonderful land of OZ. Back to modifiying. I punched a couple of extra holes on my head gasket and put it toghether. I then realized that there was coolant leaking between the head and block. So off came the head again. Hopefully by next week the car would be running again. The "joys" of modifiying :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:00 pm 

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gtx wrote:
I was in Newcastle. I got my spares for a good price in RSA and now I am back in the wonderful land of OZ. Back to modifiying. I punched a couple of extra holes on my head gasket and put it toghether. I then realized that there was coolant leaking between the head and block. So off came the head again. Hopefully by next week the car would be running again. The "joys" of modifiying :mrgreen:

:tu: haha newcastle is a pretty far distance for me, but glad you back home with your beautiful gtx

i will be watching this project of yours..so close to home yet so far :D


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 Post subject: Re: It all starts with an itch. 1984 GTX Skyline
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 3:20 pm 

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Thank you. I do have some things planned for the GTX but I'll try and keep the stock look. :tu:


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