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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. you can buy generic type heater fan resistor units off old american type things then un solder the resistor coils off them and put them onto your OEM resistor mount. is super easy. i can give you a part number if you need it.
  4. what a rip off. just do what that guy is doing and buy the kits off aliexpress.
  5. using the forum to host multiple pictures isn't the best idea. I, and I'm sure many others, cant see any pictures in your thread because they take way to long to load. some people might wait for them to load but it takes ages. just letting you know.
  6. fuck im stoked for you man, great work!
  7. its about 610 ftlb at the wheels.
  8. fouling underwear is a given i think sir. and ill foul them with glee as i attempt a full depression of the accelitratornix i tell you now!
  9. Yea Probably. I unno. I do know that she's gonna be a hand full I tell you what
  10. It's 600 but who's counting.....
  11. Dyno day. Glen beat on the poor old girl like a rented mule and it took it all like a champ. Only had one small issue with spark plug boots not being tight enough and it starting missing at high boost. That was easy fixed and it ended up making 460RWKW at 25psi. I still have a new intercooler to fit and then it'll get a new tune but it won't change much. If I thought it was frightening before I got a whole new level of violence to learn about. Graph shows old turbo tune and new turbo tune at both boost levels for each.
  12. its all coming together nicely. i had a fault with the idle speed controller which turned out to be a short in the loom so i fixed that. i needed more travel in the clutch to fully disengage it so i changed the master to a 13/16 bore and its perfect now. honestly the clutch is like your driving a corolla, its that good. so i have been doing some Ks in it to bed the clutch before the dyno on Friday and everything is working perfectly, im super stoked with it all. i cant really give it any stick because the tune is wrong for this turbo and it might shit itself so im being gentle. which sucks. the other thing i did was make a tool to aid adjusting the cams during the dyno session on firday. its really hard to see what your doing and its hard to accurately adjust them so im hoping this tool will make life easier. 2021-08-01_04-21-50 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-01_04-21-42 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-01_04-21-26 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-08-01_04-21-33 by sheepers, on Flickr
  13. right so, its all back together. but first, new clutch. its a niteparts designed unit which holds heaps of torque but drives like a normal car. this thing is huge. check out the friction plate on top of the Giken twin plate unit! 20210713_184945 by sheepers, on Flickr 20210713_184938 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-21_08-44-05 by sheepers, on Flickr 20210713_183646 by sheepers, on Flickr right so then i put the motor back in the car. had to mod the turbo dump pipe. also had to mod the intercooler piping by the throttle body to include a new larger blow off valve. other things done include all new pipe work to and from the turbo and all new hoses for the wastegate. im waiting on a new intercooler which should be here in a couple of weeks too. and tonight i took it for a drive round the block, so far so good. noo doortz though as it needs to be tuned with the new turbo. its booked on the dyno on the 6th of August. 2021-07-21_08-32-36 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-21_08-32-14 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-21_08-32-24 by sheepers, on Flickr
  14. Yea the little hypergear has had a hard life. But onwards! I'm really hoping for a broader earlier torque curve. We shall see.....
  15. i cleaned the things. then i put the motor back together. the cam gears have a slot in them for the dowel that is too big. the slot in the cam gear is 5.4 whilst the pin is 5mm. doesn't sound like much but its a good 5 degrees of play when you set up the cam timing. so to fix it i made some stepped dowels out of a 5.4mm drill bit. once id done that i re-dialed the cams to get them right. 2021-07-04_04-14-42 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-04_04-14-49 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-04_04-14-56 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-07-04_04-15-02 by sheepers, on Flickr
  16. we're all familiar with the term "project scope creep" aren't we. well, im still waiting for my clutch to arrive and while ive been waiting ive been thinking how easy it is to work on the motor while its out of the car. so i bought a new turbo. 2021-06-27_04-04-44 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-27_04-04-56 by sheepers, on Fickr New turbo is a Garrett G30-770 with a 0.83A/R exhaust housing. im looking for a fatter torque curve and this should provide it. along with more power but thats beside the point. the old turbo has been spewing oil into the inlet tract and everything is filthy. 2021-06-27_04-03-45 by sheepers, on Flickr so i got to wondering if the pistons and valves were covered in burnt yuck carbon oil mess. so i found out, 2021-06-27_04-03-33 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-27_04-03-26 by sheepers, on Flickr so yea its pretty clean on the whole so ill chuck a new gasket in it and put it back together. still waiting on my clutch and now ive ordered a new intercooler as well.
  17. in a week or so the crown is going to get the seats fixed and a couple of other things. one of which is a carpet for the boot. i decided that the old sub box i had made took up to much valuable boot space so i made a new one that goes hard up against the back seats. its out of the way up there and makes the boot much more usable. so thats done now. heres the old one, 2021-06-06_02-57-26 by sheepers, on Flickr and this is the new one. 2021-06-06_12-10-19 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-06_12-10-36 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-06_12-10-43 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-06_02-57-33 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-06_02-57-20 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-06-06_02-57-13 by sheepers, on Flickr
  18. No fucking shit. Jesus christ they never looked that good the day they were built. Good work man.
  19. tonight i made a shield to go over the digital dash so it doesn't reflect off the inside of the window at night. fairly simple thing, just held on with double sided foam tape. ill see tomorrow how well it functions. 2021-05-24_06-54-34 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-24_06-54-28 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-24_06-54-18 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-24_06-53-58 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-24_06-53-44 by sheepers, on Flickr
  20. cheers for that. im 99% sure it has a vent on the gearstick mount plate doohicky and ill check that it actually is one. points to note, it was fine for 2 years then it just started leaking for no reason so fucked if i know?
  21. so, everything is out and I've puled the bush out of the gearbox. i had to make a tool to bash it out. i measured 0.06mm float between the driveshaft and the bush. i dont see this as being an issue and i cant see how this amount of play would cause the lip seal to leak as soon as you drive at motorway speeds. got any ideas as to why it keeps pumping oil out the rear gearbox seal? the seal i put in it isnt a directional one to be fair, however it is the correct size and ive put 3 different ones in it and its shit itself every time. there is no drive line vibration at all. the gearbox is less than 5000Ks old i dunno what else? also im not happy with the clutch so i going to try something different. 2021-05-16_03-07-03 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-16_03-06-54 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-16_03-06-49 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-16_03-06-42 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-16_03-06-36 by sheepers, on Flickr
  22. went for a cruze. it was great. 2021-05-16_03-06-24 by sheepers, on Flickr
  23. things are pretty great with this car. just got to sort out the seats and some carpet but thats for another day. i bought some new rear disks for it a while back because the ones i had were turbo fucked. minimum thickness is about 11 mm and one was down to 9. so yea, in they went. not a big job but still. 2021-05-01_12-59-34 by sheepers, on Flickr 2021-05-01_12-59-28 by sheepers, on Flickr
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