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why are u running a cat?

i would of just made some thing that looks like one but empty inside

 

That'd be too half-arsed for an OCD build :P

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why are u running a cat?

i would of just made some thing that looks like one but empty inside

 

Will end up putting in another vband and having it swappable with a straight pipe.

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The Hypertune guys needed the bonnet on the car to check clearances for the new radiator setup so I borrowed a 4x4 to get it down there and unwrapped it to get some shots.

 

 

Its a genuine first mouldings jap bonnet. I purchased it second had with some slight damage which had since been repaired.

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Really stoked with it cause there was defiantly no money left in the budget to buy a new one of these and get it shipped over.

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Ventage, should help considerably with keeping things cool.

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You can see how sparingly they go on the resin with the weave pattern of the carbon effecting the surface.

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I got my booster back painted this week thanks to Jimmy for staying back a day after work to do it. Complete with the new master fitted up so we can see where everything else is going to sit.

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We needed the FPR to work out where its going to mount so we can try and plan things out under the intake plenum and keep it as neat as possible.

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Should get the job done. We've been using the same model on the S15 with no issues.

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Now that we're moving away from AFM I can use one of these and not screw with the tune.

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Should get a heap of air out in a hurry! :)

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The spring in this was pretty damn firm had to really get two thumbs in there just to get it to budge a tiny bit. Guessing you can probably get different springs for them.

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More soon.

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If you ever want another project build, my Cefiro needs some love :P

 

Awesome build mate, really inspiring.

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If you ever want another project build, my Cefiro needs some love tongue.png

 

Awesome build mate, really inspiring.

 

Cheers for the offer but this is a once in a lifetime build for me! :P

Thanks for the nice feedback.

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I don't blame you at all - It's a hell of a build too mate. The time and effort is just incredible, and I complain of how long my build is taking...

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I don't blame you at all - It's a hell of a build too mate. The time and effort is just incredible, and I complain of how long my build is taking...

 

Thanks man, have been putting in lots of extra hours at work the last month to help pay for the next few steps. Its great when things start happening fast but it also means they need to be paid for! :)

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Just hope you dont sell up after finishing it!!

 

Any update on this?

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Things have been pretty slow this last few weeks I started stripping down the doors to be painted. Not particularly looking forward to putting them back together!

 

Also picked up my new one piece custom tail shaft.

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I've heard good things about this guy and I'm really happy with how mine turned out also.

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Dummy bolted up.

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Needs to come back afew mm once the rear is properly bolted in but roughly where it'll sit. I'm going to have to remake my handbrake cable bracket for the R33 drum rears also as the old one sits to low with this larger diameter shaft under it.

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More soon!

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Shaft looks great man!

Hard to see in the picture, but are they cone nuts on the tail shaft-diff flange?

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Shaft looks great man!

Hard to see in the picture, but are they cone nuts on the tail shaft-diff flange?

Nah just some random shit i found to hold it in place for now. Have some oem bolts and nuts on order for them.

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FMIC Piping and the oil cooler/radiator/shroud setup is getting close to complete now. Give a pretty accurate idea of how it will look once its done.

 

Wiggins clamps with the front mount rubber mounted to the car and the radiator mounted now also.

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Piping is quite short, less volume to fill with boost. :)

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Top down view.

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Hot side again quite a short run down to the 6262.

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Spal fan/shroud combo mounted, really happy with how this has turned out and how much room is still left at the front of the motor to get in there and work on things.

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More soon!

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Them wiggins clamps!

 

Any reason choosing a mid mount instead of a high mount? Would have thought it would be easier to work on with a high mount (sorry if it has been explained previously)

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Them wiggins clamps!

 

Any reason choosing a mid mount instead of a high mount? Would have thought it would be easier to work on with a high mount (sorry if it has been explained previously)

 

Its been answered somewhere before but several reasons the main ones being.

 

*Lower the weight

*Lower the heat

*Better angle for dump pipe

*Easier access to the gates

*Easier to work on in general (surprisingly)

 

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Some more baby steps towards the fabrication work being completed.

 

I picked up a new speedflow -8 fuel filter with some simple billet brackets. We'll be planning out the fuel system over the next week or two this was the last major piece needed for that to happen. Need to see where everything will fit neatly now and then look at what fittings I need to get. We're planning on running the fuel pumps sequentially though so a check valve will need to go onto the pump outlet on the second pump. 20140422_124604_zps5915840e.jpg

 

Hot pipe for the FMIC tacked together. IMG_1387_zps928b1d45.jpg

 

Cold pipe for the radiator now tacked together. IMG_1386_zpsbe5c32e5.jpg More soon!

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Just read through this whole thread and wow... Thing thing will be an absolute beast when its finished! Keep up the good work!

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Engine bay is looking world class level 1000 man

 

All your piping is super mint but do you have any concern about engine movement and the pipes or do the wiggans clamps have some kind of flex allowance?

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very nice mate, what cooler is that?

 

Thanks man, Hypertune import their own cores then modify them and make custom end tanks to suit your needs. But yeh its a 4" core but is still surprisingly light.

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Just read through this whole thread and wow... Thing thing will be an absolute beast when its finished! Keep up the good work!

so just spent the last two days flicking through this thread at work..... just wow dudeweirdestboner.jpg

 

Thanks guys. Not so sure about the "weird boner" though lol.

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Engine bay is looking world class level 1000 man

 

All your piping is super mint but do you have any concern about engine movement and the pipes or do the wiggans clamps have some kind of flex allowance?

 

Thanks man. Yeh I do I made this clip of one of them from the S15 so you can see. Its already seen some street driving a track day an a dyno session with no issues, there is a surprising amount of movement in them and also pull/push. 4 degrees each clamp which means with two clamps per pipe there is considerable room to move.

 

http://youtu.be/03eiAaN2BcI

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That clip is awesome! I've always wondered about that! Thanks for sharing that.

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I see... actually has plenty of flex

 

Keep up the good work

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are those spal fans and shroud made to fit an SR radiator?

 

i have an SR rad in my LS s13 and was going to use AU falcon fans but they are huge. the spal fans you used are so neat and tidy.

i want some!! lol

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The radiator was made to fit the spal fans/oil cooler not sure exactly how it'd fit on a factory size SR core.

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Went down to check out where the car was up to and throw in an old throttle cable so the tab for it can be welded onto the plenum chamber. All the intake and radiator piping has now been finished. Next up are the bleeder tanks, air box, intake pipe, catch can, p/steering res and mounting various other engine bay essentials.

 

The starter and wiper motor have been put back in for clearance to other things being made/installed. The drivers side has much to go in we need to plan it out to keep it as neat as possible while not being impossible to get to anything.

 

Pipes n stuff

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Going to try and keep the satin finish if we can seal it somehow.

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Because we were able to get the fmic core so far forward its created a lot of space in the engine bay which will make it so much easier to work on for years to come.

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Hypertune hand crafted bleeder tank. We were initially going to use the factory elbow off the head into a tank but the elbow itself angled down slightly meaning there was a high point for bubbles to get trapped in. This new one angles upwards to help solve that. This will have a -3 fitting on it over to the bleeder tank high up on the drivers tower to remove as much air from the system as possible.

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Tight fitment in here with lots of weld. :)

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Rad hardpipes complete.

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Engine bay is really starting to come together, should be much more complete over the next fortnight.

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More soon!

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