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 Post subject: DAVBOY'S DR30 BUILD
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:43 pm 
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Hey I just picked up A 1983 Dr30 skyline, and in my searching for some more info I ran across this website. The car is pretty much stock with about 109,000km. I don't think that there are many of these in the States, mainly because I have never seen one before. I love Nissans, I also have a 1971 510 4 door currently in the middle of a build, and I have a 2003 twin turbo 350z. So I am here to find some more info out about my new car.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:03 pm 
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Nice collection of cars you have there man, welcome to the site.

Be sure to yell out if you need to know anything about your Tekamen, there's a few peeps on here with some knowledge in that regard.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:12 pm 
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congrats on your DR30 and welcome to the site!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:26 pm 

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Always good to other DR30 owners, Any more pics of your DR30? :mrgreen:

Any future plans for it?


I think soon there will be more DR30's in the States then Australia if the amount of Hakosuka's popping up in the States is anything to go by. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:40 am 
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nice R30 mate..

there needs to be a world wide club for the R30! lol such an important car in the sceam of things..

not to mention beautiful....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:13 pm 

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:)

yeah its www.r30map.com lol


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 3:51 pm 
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yeah i know about that site but its not been updated since 2008!


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I know, actaully if you get into the main pic directory, the guy uploads pics weekly :D

I wish mine was done, But found the keys for mine today, been missing for 2+ years. W00T


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:34 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome guys.


benny_blanco wrote:
Always good to other DR30 owners, Any more pics of your DR30? :mrgreen:

Any future plans for it?


I think soon there will be more DR30's in the States then Australia if the amount of Hakosuka's popping up in the States is anything to go by. :lol:


I will post up some more pics tomorrow. The car is a little rough on the outside, the bumpers need repainting, the windows don't work so well, the cooling fans are dead (I figured that out at a stoplight when the water temp started to get high) . Other then that it seems to run strong. In its immediate future I just plan to get it running well enough stock and daily drive it for a while. I need to finish the 510 first. Then I will start in on the Skyline.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:45 pm 
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ah yes, the classic DR30 cooling fan problem. fortunately it's easily fixed with a pair of these

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from here... though it might pay to ensure that the fans still power on when constant 12V is applied :)

that makes four DR30s in Amerika?

- yours
- chokudori's old one
- Cycletech
- that random JDM car shop in Utah

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How much you pay for that? I do not remember seeing that for sale up here at all.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:23 am 
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How much you pay for that? I do not remember seeing that for sale up here at all.


I paid about 7K for it. And it came from the East coast.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:27 am 
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Orion wrote:
ah yes, the classic DR30 cooling fan problem. fortunately it's easily fixed with a pair of these

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from here... though it might pay to ensure that the fans still power on when constant 12V is applied :)

that makes four DR30s in Amerika?

- yours
- chokudori's old one
- Cycletech
- that random JDM car shop in Utah


I have found that website I am getting ready to order some stuff from them. I took the car by my mechanics place and he found that the fan motors are dead, so I am just replacing the whole shroud and using the thermostat controller that came with it.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:33 am 
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And here are some more pictures:

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 2:39 pm 
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I see what you mean about the bumpers, they've been painted at some point. It might be easier to strip them down completely and revert to the original plastic coating, i've found certain types of bumper black do a really good job of restoring the sheen.

also looks like someone's stuck a turbo C front valance on as well (with the vent hole), since that DR30 is clearly non-intercooled.

If you ever find yourself needing to replace the original stereo and cassette player I'd be very keen to purchase them from you.

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Chokidori's car can be reffered to as mine. I saved it fair and square by bringing it back to life and giving it reason to live.

ah of course! I just remember that car from the old days when he had it.

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You beat me to it Ed, I was just thinking what a lucky bugger he was having the stock stereo haha :lol:

Also I agree about stripping it back to the plastic, my bumpers started to fade abit, but I just some Armorol every now and then and they look like new.

This just made me remember about my cooling issue aswell (also dead fans), will have to get it done when I have my power steering and rocker cover leaks fixed eventually.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:15 am 
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Unfortunately the radio doesn't work :( , I don't think it even powers up. I was going to look behind it and see if it even has power going to it, but I haven't got to it yet. It seams I have some small interior electrical issues. I need to deal with the wiring and electric motors in 3 out of 4 windows.

on a side note does anybody know what the ASCD button does? I just found it behind my boost gauge, it looks like it turns on because I get a dash light when I switch it on.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:33 pm 
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Davboy wrote:
Unfortunately the radio doesn't work :( , I don't think it even powers up. I was going to look behind it and see if it even has power going to it, but I haven't got to it yet. It seams I have some small interior electrical issues. I need to deal with the wiring and electric motors in 3 out of 4 windows.

on a side note does anybody know what the ASCD button does? I just found it behind my boost gauge, it looks like it turns on because I get a dash light when I switch it on.

I'd still buy the radio regardless of its condition :wink:

the ASCD switch is the master toggle for cruise control.

also had a similar issue with the electric windows in my DR30 sedan, it turned out that the main controller in the centre console (where the four switches are located) was faulty.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:09 pm 
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Thanks Orion, I was trying to figure out how to turn on the cruise control.
And if I decide to take the radio out I will keep you in mind.


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