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  1. please put your shed build into the shed building thread, i for one would be keen to see what/how you built it.
  2. i got one of those for Christmas when i was 7 years old. used to hoon it everywhere until i got told off by the local cop (officer Mallard caught me in his grey mark 3 Cortina with a single blue light on the roof, remember it like it was yesterday) then i was a bit more cautious of hooning it around the foot paths.
  3. yea right so i took this out for a good 5 hour long back road thrash. i dunno how to convey to you just how good this car is at hooning back roads, its fucking EPIC. fuck its amazing. i lose track of what this car is capable of when im just driving it to work and back every day, yea its fast and pulls like a fucking space rocket but thats only half the story. i suppose the best way to put it is that its got brakes, grip and stability to match every one of the 460kws the engine is making. and as a plus its now got better low end torque so you can just leave it in a higher gear and it will still come out of a corner like its been fired from a gun. im definitely in love with it all over again. 2021-12-11_03-04-09 by sheepers, on Flickr
  4. i really need to paint the intercooler......
  5. yea i never have in the past but im about to start. im fucked if i know why that hose let go. when i pulled it off the car and looked at what had happened the hose was like the next size up? like it just slid on and off the fitting like it wasn't supposed to be for that size fitting? it was the fucking hose that had been there for years and all of a sudden it grew by like 3mm in dia. fucked if i know? i did arsehole any other of the same type of hose that i had on the car and replace it.
  6. Oh yea shit I forgot to tell you why everything got covered in oil. So right after I moved the oil cooler I took it for a drive round the block to check shit out. As I pulled away from the kerb I heard a weird sound and it continued as I got to the end of the road and round the corner. I was coasting along watching the gauges and trying to figure out what they noise was when the oil light came on. I shut er down quick smart and got out to have a look. It had inexplicably pushed one of the oil houses off the push lock fitting (that it had been on with no issue for about 3 years) and sprayed all 5 litres of oil all over the entire engine bay. And all over the road. Richie just happened to turn up at the right time and with his help, and the help of Nick the sparky (who, despite being forewarned of the ground being covered in oil stood straight in it and fell over) we pushed it back up the hill and into the garage. There is still oil on everything despite emptying can after can of degreaser all over it.
  7. back on the dyno today and all was well. the car took yet another beating and was fine. no fuel issues, no anything issues which was a relief tbh. made 460 KW again on slightly less boost but call it the same. fuck, like it matters at this point, its undrivable at that level anyway so what difference does it make. oil stayed cool and the oil cooler fans seem to work good too which is great. i do need to replace the heat shielding on the exhaust that goes under the floor. that last lot got oil all over it so i removed it and man can you feel the heat coming up through the floor now.... 2021-11-30_10-20-12 by sheepers, on Flickr
  8. the injectors i got for it are those ones with a cap on the top and a cap on the bottom to adapt them to different types of fuel rail and different lengths. dont get them. i fought the fucking o rings in the caps leaking for days. if the injector has even a tiny bit of angle to it as you ty and install it they leak. fucking piles of shit. managed to ruin a base seal and i dint have any spares so i had to improvise. i had a larger and thicker ones from a nissan so i set about making them smaller on the od and thinner. 2021-11-21_04-17-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-21_04-17-04 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-21_04-16-48 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-21_04-16-33 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-21_04-16-26 by sheepers, on Flickr with that done the only thing left to do was relocate the oil cooler and fit some fans to it. the only fans i could find that were small enough but still waterproof came from the states, they weren't expensive but they took a bit to get here. the oil cooler is now mounted on the side of the chassis rail between the engine and the rail, behind the steering rack. ive been driving it around with a thermocouple in the oil cooler just keeping an eye on the temps. its pretty good and drops fairly quickly as soon as your driving as there's a bit of air flow. so anyway i made a bracket type setup and mounted the fans onto the oil cooler. all i need to do now is wire in the relay and they should work. im back on the dyno on Tuesday so yea, lets see what happens. 2021-11-28_05-10-37 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-28_05-10-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-28_05-10-22 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-11-28_05-10-14 by sheepers, on Flickr
  9. shit i forgot to post the pics of the seats and carpets all done. lol, that was ages ago. 2021-08-12_06-31-20 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-12_06-31-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-12_06-31-02 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-12_06-30-52 by sheepers, on Flickr
  10. i went back to the dyno with the new intercooler and well, sometimes it doesn't go your way. had many small issues throughout the day, in the end the fuel pressure started doing strange things right at the top end so we had to pull the pin. so at the end of the day i had a semi broken car and i was two grand lighter in the pocket which always make a bad day at the dyno even better. took the fuel system apart and couldn't really find anything obvious so i threw LOTS of money at it in the hope that it will be fixed. both pumps are new, two new larger fuel filters, much larger surge tank, new FPR and new injectors. the other thing im going to do is move the oil cooler because it had trouble getting rid of coolant temp. the oil temp and inlet air temps were perfect but the water was getting hot and it took a long time to come back down. 2021-11-12_07-03-34 by sheepers, on Flickr
  11. exactly! you can see the predicament I'm in.
  12. totally forgot to post the finished pictures. sorry, i finished this a week ago. 2021-10-25_04-07-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-25_04-07-45 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-25_04-07-51 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-25_04-07-59 by sheepers, on Flickr
  13. righto so i wasn't happy with the left side of the spoiler so i cut it off and made a new one. i was really happy with the fit and the shape so i went about finessing the thing to get it how i wanted it. i radiused the bottom corners and went about making it stronger, i welded a couple of bits of 1.6mm thick sheet all the way along the bottom edge to stop it flopping around then i set about making a good mounting for it. i ended up welding a bit of 3mm plate to it that bolts to the bottom of the intercooler bracket so its pretty strong. then i put another bit of 1.6mm sheet right across the lowest most forward point in the hope that when i inevitably crash it into something its got a bit of strength to it. then i put a coat of primer on it. and today i sanded it, put some bog on it and put some more primer on it. tomorrow ill wet sand it and put some colour on it and its finished. also this is the english wheel i bought. i wouldn't know a good english wheel from a fucking sandwich but this one worked for the thing i did and i was really happy with how well i was able to make the steel do what i wanted, so yea. 2021-10-20_07-24-20 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-24_03-00-29 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-24_03-00-39 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-24_03-01-06 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-24_03-00-55 by sheepers, on Flickr
  14. they're good. no noise that i know of, but tbh this car is pretty loud so yea, take from that what you will. tbh if they made pilot sport 4 in a size i could use on the back of this car id swap tomorrow. pilot sport 4 is the best tyre ive ever had by a long long margin.
  15. time to make a front air dam for this thing. its only been needing one for 16 odd years so I've really not hung around on this. i bought an english wheel and a bead roller, neither of which i have any idea of how to use but you gotta start somewhere. so i made up a wire frame using 3.2 dia welding rods then put some cardboard on it. i used the cardboard as a template to cut out some steel then i went about wheeling a tiny bit of shape into it just to give the pieces some rigidity. with some folding, some beating with a mallet and a bit more rolling i ended up with what you see below. for a first time doing this im fucking amazed at how good it is, im really happy i was able to get the shapes i did without fucking it up too much. having said that im going to start again with the sheetmetal and make another one. i learned heaps just making this first one and i know i can make the second one better so i will give it a go. 2021-10-20_08-03-54 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-20_08-03-48 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-20_08-03-40 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-10-20_08-03-31 by sheepers, on Flickr
  16. i like how you've set this up so the first time you crash it not only is your nut sack your air bag, you get 3rd degree burn to the scrotum to add to the fun. well done.
  17. yea me too. ive got the last pieces of the puzzle on the way then itll go back on the dyno for a quick tickle and ill see what difference it makes.
  18. forgot to post these. first is R32 GTR intercooler core design. second is plazmaman core. 2021-09-28_06-56-17 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-28_06-56-26 by sheepers, on Flickr
  19. i ordered a new intercooler ages ago but it was coming from auz and they went into lockdown right when i ordered it so it took 3 months instead of 3 weeks. anywho it turned up and i went about making it fit. its wider but not as high as the one that was on the car. a quick note about the intercooler that was on the car. its an R32 GTR intercooler that i put on the car about 2007 and it has been through hell and back and it took it all. it stoved the side of Spencer's soarer in, its taken literally hundreds of hits into curbs and driveways and fucking all manner of shit and its never had a leak or a broken tube or anything. this thing needs a place in the hall of fame. so yea, new intercooler will flow WAY better than the old one and the dyno will tell the story. i made a new bracket thing to hold the cooler and it had two mounting holes on the bottom but because i cant use the top ones i thought id add two more to the bottom just because. i only had a small piece of square aluminium so i made it round and welded them on. 3the new intercooler sits about 30mm higher than the old one too so thats a good. at some point imma make a front air dam for this thing. 2021-09-25_06-12-31 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-25_06-11-50 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-25_06-11-58 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-26_05-10-21 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-26_05-10-43 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-25_06-12-12 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-09-26_05-10-37 by sheepers, on Flickr
  20. ive got a pedal but i don't use it. if you set up your down slope to suit the job you can lift off the trigger and decrease current/heat that way. that's the way i do it, works well for me.
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