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  1. seems only the build thread on zilvia is still being tended to...




    Yeh the ns forum keeps complaining about ~original tags that photobucket puts on all the picture links it spits out in original res.

    Sort of gave me the shits having to edit them all every time. I'll get around to fixing all the posts at some stage and transferring them over.

    Still plugging away slowly.


    Most of our time has been spent learning about how to make molds and getting into some carbon infusion stuff which is starting to yeld some cool results.


  2. Couldn't just run cut and shut lca's? Also can't go more than like 20mm with rca's, then need to buy tierod ends to suit


    I've been considering that, there is a bit of mucking around though I would get to choose exactly where my swaybar pickup is which would be awesome. Seeing as the inner pivot point is what would be lengthened I'm unsure what effects moving the castor rod inwards and outwards has. The forces on it would be ramping up heaps as it goes inwards. already have the SPL tierod ends which give some adjustability in the outer pivot point for the steering arm so leaning towards. Which I way I'm leaning towards the ikeya option and be done with it.

  3. There has been some progress just waiting until I have some work finished to do a proper big update. Sick of just doing tiny updates which I think people are abit over.

    Anyone have a quality double flaring tool for 3/16" I can hire/borrow? :)


    I also have a couple of things up for sale which I need to sell to buy some other bits I need for the build.


    GKTECH Front billet knuckles with the factory size steering arm up for sale new never even test fitted. $600ono

    GKTECH Rear lower control arms $300ono new never even test fitted

    Nagisa Shakitto Shock Tower braces. $300ono



    Greddy FMIC kit USED was on the car before upgraded to the hypertune core in the new build. $200


    Probably some more stuff when I start going through friends storage.




    Please PM if interested.

  4. Another piece of the puzzle arrived this week. A delivery from Streeter which was nice. I haven't had one from him in awhile. :)


    "Side generators" from garage mak.



    God knows why they're called that, supposed to generate side vortexes or something maybe?



    Anyways the plan is to mod the front guards/side skirts and let abit of air out the back of the wheel arches behind these. This all need to start soon so we can get it finished and get the rest of the bodywork painted once the weather has cooled down abit.



    These being the best solution I could come up with to be somewhat of an aero improvement and that I still like the look of.



    They'll be changed slightly to suit what I want. Let the composite itch begin. :P




    More soon!

  5. Mate that is a work of art :) WTAC this yr?

    We'll see how I go the aim for this year is get it up and running and get bugs sorted out.


    Haven't been on ns for a good year or two , jump on today for a browse & find this build , just finished reading the whole thread . Such an epic build man, you should be proud. Hurry up & post more updates !


    Thanks for the kind words. Yes come march there should be much more regular progress =)

  6. Hi Guys,


    I dont have a use for my Nagisa Shakitto Shock Tower braces. The power steering tank and catch can design we're running will mean they no longer fit.


    They were ordered off here.



    $300 to anyone whos interested in them please PM. They've only ever sat on my car for test fitting.

    Happy to post at buyers expense also if necessary.

  7. So after having almost zero time to work on the car over the last few months I finally got something ticked off the list. All the exhaust gear from the manifold to the end of the dump pipe has now been coated in Hi Octane coatings titanium turbine ceramic coating. I couldn't be happier with how it has turned out and it should go a long way towards keeping under bonnet temps under control.


    Very keen to see how much it helps and how well it holds up. It was actually on display at the hi octane stand on the second day of wtac if anyone from here was floating around. =)








    Rear housing, hopefully the coating in the threads doesnt cause any issues.



    Gate pipework complete with flex joins.



    Dump pipe. We decided because of where the gates join back into the dump we'd be better off welding the EGT bung onto the very begging of the front pipe.



    More soon!

  8. Some more progress this week.


    This isnt any more complete than it was before but looks quite different when the piping isnt attached.






    Same with the water neck at the other end.



    Catch can is nearing completion. Two -10 fittings to be welded on and a -12 for the line from the block. Also will have a bung down the bottom for emptying it.



    Top down view with where a filter for the system to breath will be going.



    Top down view of the new power steering res.



    Need to get myself one of these sard caps which breaths. We borrowed one off another car to make it all line up. This is baffled inside to create a longer path for it before it heads back into the system.



    More soon.

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  9. So its been a very productive few weeks and lots has been done. Fab work is very near complete now.


    Tomei oil block was installed so we had a clear idea of where the lines would be coming out into the engine bay.



    Quite a neat bit of billet gear. =)



    Swirl pot was finished off with this sturdy bracket onto head for support.



    Airbox is now complete with a pod filter inside it. Its hard to believe it fits in there when the box looks so small but it does.



    Doesn't get much more compact than this.



    Rear view



    After much discussion on what to do with mounting the fuel system Mitch came up with this two piece box.



    The whole thing uses the factory hole for the fuel tank. The fuel filter and ethanol sensor will be mounted to the inside of the box when we have a better idea on exactly how best to mount them considering lines.



    Then the whole thing will be bolted together with foam seals to keep it separate from the cab.



    Intake pipe and the hot pipe completed now also.



    Tight clearance to the hot pipe maybe a 5mm gap which should be enough.




    Throttle cable tab welded directly onto the plenum. Which also shows the VVL solenoids mounted on top of the rail out of the way as much as possible.



    The most minimal use of space we could come up with. Wondering when someone else will make a tiny aftermarket unit which does the same job.




    More soon!

  10. Great work man

    Nice thinking with the gussets on the shifter bracket, also the low profile cover for the shifter assembly.

    I need to do that for my box, I had to space mine down because of clearance issues.

    I'm also using the same shifter bracket but without gussets, it's OK but i think it would feel more solid with some extra bracing.


    Mine felt pretty ordinary when I sat in the car and did a few shifts the first time I fitted it up. I haven't had a chance to try it again yet but it should be rock solid now.


    Forgive my ignorance, but shouldn't the radiator be insulated (i.e. rubber mounts) to stop corrosion or electrolysis?






    If you look closely it is actually rubber mounted to the chassis its just hard mounted to the oil cooler and fmic but they're also rubber mounted so hopefully no issues like you described.

  11. Long time between updates. I've had so much going on this year there has been little spare time for the car. The next six months is looking the same. Happy to get a few hours here and there to chip away on the long list and get some stuff done.


    Turbo/manifold assembly now all welded up with elbow for the hot pipe.



    Needed to make this low profile plate out of some thin aluminum sheet with counter sunk holes.



    Can see the high difference saves quite afew mm of space and lets us sit the gearbox closer to the chassis. Benefits being the motor sits flatter and tucks the gearbox much more neatly up under the car.



    Should do the trick :)



    Mitch zapped the corners of my little oil relocator mounting block for me.



    Will be sitting neatly here away from the tyre and rearwards of the splitter mounts welded onto the front of the rails.



    One of the issues we noticed once I'd modified the shifter bracket I bought so it actually fitted the car, was that on gear changes it was flexing substantially. Because there is no support for it you could put it in gear and feel the bracket flex, without slamming it into gear which it might see some of in its life. =)


    So I made these gussets out of steel sheet to brace the weak points. Seen here with all the scale and chromium coating linished off (or so I thought)



    It welded slightly average cause I hadn't quite got all the chromium off



    Should get the trick done regardless though still needs some finishing up with the linisher. I'll do this when I get a chance.



    We decided to remove the mesh out of the rear of the front guards which had to be done carefully as they are epoxied on pretty comprehensively. Reason being to let more out and I think it looks pretty cheap and shitty.



    At the same time the plan was to open up these rear vents to make them more effective at evacuating air and look a bit more aggressive.



    Probably not a huge difference but I prefer the look of it opened up and technically its better aero. Still needs some more sanding but you can see the difference between the bottom half which is almost done and the top half which is untouched.



    Drivers side de-meshed ready to go next time.



    Spent the next Friday arvo working on a design for a billet bracket for the battery. The aim of which being neat will still give access to the balance charge point without removing it, strong and pretty. =)



    More soon.

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  12. Hey martin, hows the car going?


    I've got some minor updates just need to have some time to go through the pics etc. I've been slowly working through small brackets etc which need to happen. Wiring planning is underway and should kick off in the near future as well.


    I've got some other massive things going on which are not helping with time and or funds for the car atm or for the next few months ugh.


    How about yours John?

  13. This build just keeps breaking all barriers when it comes to the amount of little custom work going into it..


    Thanks man, I think alot of other cars do the same stuff its just mines been so slow and I've made it abit of a personal mission to document it all so I dont forget.


    this thread just cost me soooo much of my saturday...... but i regret nothing! top work! keep it up! Oh so keen to see this bad boy/girl running!


    Cheers, glad you enjoyed the read! :)


    great work so far, bet your itching to drive it already.


    Thanks, very much so! :)