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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:09 pm 
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datsunfreak wrote:

What a glorious day that will be... :P


That's right...cycletech with a "new" R31, and DF with a new to him DR30. :wink:

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Have you weighed that bucket yet? Free HP! Nice R31. We can't get them in the states for a couple more years...

You should see what the mechanism for that flip-down spoiler weighs. Two huge electric motors of maybe 10pounds each, plus the rod linkage.

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Cycletech wrote:
We can't get them in the states for a couple more years...


What a glorious day that will be... :P

Well I know where you can get a red and silver one...just a tiny dent on the side :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:48 am 
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This is the whole rigmarole
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Spoiler blade with the 2 motors below.
And yes, the whole setup is a bit heavy
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But you have to sacrifice some things for the sake of fashion.
Or as I like to call it, Jappy gadget coolness :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:39 am 
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i stumbuled on to this on youtube it a curmertial for you hr31...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9TR95kX ... r_embedded


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Nice find Arsonist.
The one I've seen is different than that.

Back to the project
A shot of the rear end. that big bolt sticking down on the right next to the jack stand is what the crossmember hangs off.
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And through the magic of photography here is is all back together with bilsteins. you can just see the bushes at left.
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These cars have Tokico 3 way electrically adjustable shocks as standard.
They have a little switch on the console with H/M/S and they actually do work.
there is also a small computer under the parcel shelf to deal with it.

About this time I got a bit jack of working under the car and tackled something else.
Skyline Super Sound System!
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6.5" woofer ( :roll: ) and 2" tweeter. Pretty upmarket in 1987.
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they were pretty worn out so my cunning plan is a simple substitution
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20w versus 250w (sorry about the pic quality)
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Had to replace the little piece of material over the tweeter
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Just 1 more to do

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looks good man


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looks great,

After seeing your fuel tank sludge, I pulled mine out on the r30.. 27 years of it not being cleaned, It was spotless inside.. I count myself lucky


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:56 pm 
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The fuel pump strainer kept getting more junk in ieven after I'd cleaned the tank. So in the end I swapped the fuel tank out of the red car.

The tank in the red car was spotless also. I think 22 years of constant use is the answer to that.
Remember the old adage. Use it or lose it.
I'm getting disuse problems all the time (airconditioning is stuffed)

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I like what you've done with the "Super Sound System" - will have to suggest it to a friend of mine who's currently restoring a HR31 coupe (and simultaneously dropping a VH41 into it, no less). He'll appreciate being able to keep his audio gear looking stealth.

The front retractable spoiler is pure '80s gadgetry, don't get rid of it! :lol:

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Oh, I have no intention of getting rid of the flip-down Orion :D
Nice garage by the way

After doing the front struts, slotted discs, and reco'd calipers
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It was time for some under bonnet (hood?) love
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Also in amongst that was a set of platinum plugs.
Some one had replaced all the carbon tips on the coil packs for springs. At first I thought it was just the carbon bits had fallen off, but the springs were quite a bit longer than the carbon tip ones. It would always start on 4 or 5 cylinders and then the rest would slowly join in. put standard coil packs in and Voila! starts beautifully on all 6 as soon as you hit the starter.

Next was my Cusco master cylinder brace, and genuine Nissan GTS-R strut brace
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Then came a couple of bigger jobs.
Air box
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In New South Wales you need an air box to get a blue slip for registration.
not a huge job, just fiddly.

And you need cam belt covers.
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This IS a big job.
Radiator and fan out, all belts off including the cam belt, and the harmonic balancer off.
Silly thing was, that whomever took them off in the first place had to do all that too. And then they made up a little metal pointer for the timing and a bracket to hold the crank angle sensor wires.
Personally, I like to have the covers on. One rock and ping! damage city.

Took me about 8 hours but heres what it's supposed to look like
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Much better :D

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Got a blue slip and the car is now road registered.
time for a bit of dress up.
standard dash out
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Rare piece of kit this:- Impul aftermarket 260kph dash
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Old 80's Nismo boost gauge and steering wheel
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But where to put it? On top of the dash is illegal here in NSW Aus.
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It ended up here
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I really don't like these mud flappy things
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the problem is this when you remove them...the dreaded double sided tape :(
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Took about 45 minutes to get it looking like this
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Auto spoiler getting a cleanup and a lick of paint
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Next issue:- 1000 other things to do

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awesome progress!
that dash is sex.


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You like the dash, I was lucky to get it. Right place, right time.
I've only ever seen 2 others in 16 years of R31 ownership.

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Just going back through this thread I realised I hadn't answered a few questions.

Kev and Ethereal_510:- yes, cleaned out the tank with rags, petrol and hands. It still had junk in it afterwards so I swapped the tank in out of the red car.

GTS-Retro:- for those diff and crossmember bushes try here http://www.z31parts.com/polyparts.html
They have changed the diff mount a bit with a big box section around it.
Why? I don't know. But the part on the inside still looks exactly the same.
I would do the crossmember bushes at the same time. It's a bit of a prick of a job to get the old ones out (Buy a large hammer and drift)

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Something I forgot to post about was the wheels.
You can see in this pic the front wheel has a sizable ding.
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What you can't see is the edge of rim on the rear is also pushed in 10mm for about 5 inches
here they are after being straightened and unbuckled.
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Problem was, they polished the rim as well, which made the wheels on the drivers side look decidedly daggy.
My wife (in money saving mode) explained that since you could only ever see one side of a car, I should leave the other rims as is :roll:
Can't do it says I. I'LL know they don't match.

Widths are 7" and 8" (yes I know you don't measure them like this)
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Good brand too
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This is where the ding used to be
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While the wheels were off getting straightened and polished I pulled the R200 diff back out.
It had been getting a little noisey although still locked up really well.
I had got this diff from another JNC member quite some years ago for a really exceptional price.
It's a 3.9:1 ratio from a DR30. Can you guess who the member was?
Had a DR30 Skyline 5 or more years ago.
Lives in Sydney Australia?
Last clue, had a Lexus coupe, an MX5, then a Mazda luxo cruiser with a standard rotary. Now owns a Skyline again. An old one :D

Anyway, took the diff for a checkup.
Pretty much bugger all wrong with it.
Before
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After
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Put this stuff in your R200 limo. It's good stuff!
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All they did was replace 2 clutch plates and check every thing over.
These are the plates they took out
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Back in the car and it's like new

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Hooks that diff was done in 1997 if I recall correctly. Those old plates look like new. You obviously aren't driving fast enough :)

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So how long have I had it?
All the wear must have come from you :D

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I think you've had it since either 98 or 99....

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Great work man. :tu: Keep us posted. :wink:

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I have a nice little oil cooler that came off the old car.
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I used to run it bolted to the radiator support in front of the radiator, but the plan this time around is to run this in that position.
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I needed a new place. The plan is to run the piping for the intercooler through the area where the standard intercooler is, which is behind the small grill on the right in this pic
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The GTS-R came with a large intercooler from the factory. It's the same size as the radiator and sits where my aircon condensor is.
What they did for the airconditioning was put in 2 small condensors.
One in the standard intercooler position and another behind a new grill on the left side. A grill that looks like this
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Here it is fitted to the car and the cooler is tucked in behind it.
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The autospoiler looks a bit better now.
I'm not a big fan of stickers, I always peel dealer stickers (Aussie ones) off and it really annoys me when you get tyres or suspension work done and when you pick up the car it's got a shiny new sticker on the back window.
Are they paying me to advertise their business?
No.
I now make a point of peeling off the sticker before leaving the car park.

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