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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.

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Quite a neat bit of billet gear. =)

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

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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.

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Doesn't get much more compact than this.

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Rear view

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

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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.

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

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Intake pipe and the hot pipe completed now also.

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

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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.

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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.

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More soon!

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when your car is finished it's going to be worth coming to sydney just to see it!

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if not you should

 

looking very tidy

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I'd like to but realistically I have zero time to get it finished before WTAC. It'll still be a shell. =/

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I'd like to but realistically I have zero time to get it finished before WTAC. It'll still be a shell. =/

 

Under construction

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Some more progress this week.

 

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

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Same with the water neck at the other end.

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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.

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

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Top down view of the new power steering res.

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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.

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More soon.

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Awesome stuff!

 

The radium gear looks nice too - is that a twin pump tank?

It looks a bit bigger than I pictured them to be.

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Yeh I'm using it with two though. Its about the same height as your average beer bottle so not that big really.

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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. =)

 

Mani

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

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Gate pipework complete with flex joins.

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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.

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More soon!

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Anymore updates on the build?

This thing is so clean you could eat off it!

 

Its a bit dusty at the moment, hoping to find some more time for it before the end of the year and then get stuck back into it heavily early next year. Still just as hungry to get it done.

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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.

http://www.frsport.com/Nagisa-Auto-XNS0070-Shakitto-Shock-Tower-Plate-S13_p_12951.html

 

$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.

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So Hypertune got my intake manifold back from the powdercoaters/anodizers. Its turned out better than I could have hoped. Really itching to get the engine bay back together to see what it all looks like coated up now. :)

 

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Hopefully have some more time to work on the car come march! :D

 

More soon.

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

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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 !

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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 =)

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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More soon!

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Hey Martin, Is the inlet manifold I bought the v1 or v2?

 

Good to see the updates mate.

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Great to see you're still chipping away at this :)

Thanks man, hopefully chipping bigger chunks soon! =)

 

Hey Martin, Is the inlet manifold I bought the v1 or v2?

 

Good to see the updates mate.

Sent you a PM on this John. Talk soon.

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