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Old 03-22-2010, 11:48 AM   #26
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Sharpie FTW!!!!
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Old 03-22-2010, 11:59 AM   #27
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hahah yea they are like on number 45..
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:04 AM   #28
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Epic thread, one of the best ones in a long time. No drama, just coveted fun. Good for you man.
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:18 PM   #29
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Yea life is way to short for drama lol. thanks for viewing brother.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:30 AM   #30
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oh man... this is just amazing!!! i wanna go visit japan so bad...
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:42 PM   #31
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April 1st

Hey Bro's

Sadly my internet access is limited due to moving to my new house. Slowly moving all my essential parts/tools over to the house.

updates coming.

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Old 04-01-2010, 09:08 PM   #32
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pics dont work for me
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:31 PM   #33
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none of them? ill fix them shortly... im at work at the moment :/
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Old 04-01-2010, 09:57 PM   #34
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C'mon Donnie!!!! What's the hold up man? lol This thread is awesome.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:38 PM   #35
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No internet at my new home. Im at work currently on a goverment computer which is very limited lol.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:13 PM   #36
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I was able to borrow some unsecured wireless from the Library. I'm inside my car at the moment checking email on my mini acer laptop/datalogger

Some pictures I managed to upload on 1 bar of signal strength.

The turbo upgrade will began in about 2 days.







Ill be back online from home starting Monday with a bunch of recent pictures.
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:17 PM   #37
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this thread is ftw! man i wish i had money to go over thur
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:00 AM   #38
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Such a sick thread. I don't know what I would do if I saw all those Skylines together in that parking lot (or saw them as often as I see Civics). The Tokyo Auto Salon looked pretty baller too, almost makes me want to invest in an RC car to drift it around mini cones.

What was that van thingy (no idea) that came to that ridiculous stoppie in that video? That was pretty cool.

And I must know what type of wheels those are. Pink looks so good :]
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:01 AM   #39
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I forgot to mention how baller the Sharpie project is. I wish I had talent (or the time) to do something like that.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:16 PM   #40
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hahah sup Josh.... I got the house man... If you can get here before JUNE.. you are all good. I have TONS of tires also bro. You dont have to sleep on the floor, I have 3 bed rooms dude.

That van is a little K car van lol I don't know the name. My Pink wheels are Gram Lights and Enkies. Currently doing up a pair of Works at the moment. Wheels are very easy to get here.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:26 AM   #41
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Im Back online!!!!!

much has happen since my last time online from home.... here its all is....

Late March

Moved into my house. garage is a little tight but its ok. I keep all of my tires and spare parts in my storage sheds. don't want to clutter the place.













Prepping the turbo and painting some new drift wheels up while I wait on last minute parts over night from USA!!!!!









PhotoShoot....











Little cappuccino.. so cute.. I want to drift one



April

Was trying to sell these Work's but the offset are not that great.. I decided to keep them.... I done like silver wheels much so................














Took a break and went to go help out some other Gaijins..





Finished


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Old 04-12-2010, 02:08 AM   #42
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Got down to business finally on the turbo setup. Day 1 started at 1600 on Sunday and terminated 10am Monday.... My fingers hurt badly but Ill be going back out to work untill complete exhaustion again lol.




Had to bring the temp of the cast housing up in order to change the properties of the metal so that I could weld on my stainless steel Vband flange.







Don't wanna mess up the clean for so soon..



My new little paint box lol... didn't want to paint inside the garage today.





Bye Bye Stock... its been a good run but its Ova!



Was shocked that the RB T28 turbo has a T3 exhaust housing flange. Gee Wiz info. Had this been a smaller holset... I could have bolted it right up to the cast manifold if I wanted. This also made running my oil return super easy as I was able to use the T3 return fitting from the T28...(Peter Griffin) "Yeeaaaaaaaa"



Had some unforseen fitment issues due to my manifold.. If I had more time on my hands.. I would have just sources a new manifold.. but that's not an option.. so whats a Ninja do????......grinds away safely untill it fits.... This process took about 2-3 hours alone do to removing and installing every time will all gaskets to insure the fitment is good to go.

I can't fab up the dump until I install my new motor mounts... which requires some modification themselves. Gotta do some research and see how RB's do with atmospheric WG setups..... for Japanese Inspection purposes I think im just going to run the WG into the dump.











AC is no more.. never used that *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* as Misawa is Cold 295 days a year. the AC was pissing me off due to how I would have had to route my dump... I Could have bent the hardline...but all that jazz is gone bay is so much cleaner all ready.



Wrapping it up for that session.

Fitment is tight.. but it works. will sand and paint the covers. Next is to see what All I can get rid of in the coolant sections.







Tonights objectives..

-Install new mounts
-mock up dump tube
-install intake manifold
-wire up resistor pack for bigger injectors
-we shall see
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Old 04-12-2010, 08:35 AM   #43
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Getting ready for MSC or D1SL?
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:24 PM   #44
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sadly nothing... i have to go fight terror soon... just got notified... everything is canceled. it was both
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #45
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well I forgot I had to return to work... its 338 right now... Had to call it a night. Car should start tomorrow for sure.. All I need is some fresh fuel line... *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* reusing the old hard rubber lines I had.

the intake manifold is cool.. but *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* man... it was a *Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored**Censored* putting the bolts in... such tight clearances.

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Old 04-15-2010, 06:40 AM   #46
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV_6TBSGCE8
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #47
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Status as of three days ago........





the "completion" of this build was made possible by Ryan for letting me borrow his RB powered Z31... I love driving this thing.




Work on the exhaust housing dumptube took some time do to the crazy angle and having to make multiple passes on the welds and grinding them down in between each session. When I started the the car there were only a few pin hole leaks which I welded up.







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Old 04-17-2010, 07:12 PM   #48
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little valve cover play, converting to Low impedance injectors and deleting much of the stock coolant lines.








Car currently is idling at 2000 rpms I have not beee able to really diagnose as work has gotten busy again. The air intake control valve is all good to go and all vac sources are plugged or used. Ill have to check and set the voltages of the TPS that should do it for sure. Also had an unfortunate yet cool event take place....... I have a hair line fracture on the pictured part of my manifold. Coolant is leaking out through a crack.. going to have to get this welded by a welder thats set up for Aluminum :/. The location could not have been better... right up front.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:16 AM   #49
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manifold fixed.. now just trying to tuning the car... sorta hard as im in a military college course at the time which is very demanding. after the class is done.. Ill be able to really dive into the tuning.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:22 PM   #50
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