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Old 05-25-2010, 10:39 PM   #51
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I'm painting my fuel rail pink.
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Old 05-29-2010, 08:57 AM   #52
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:22 PM   #53
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The day started wet but quickly dried. This was shake down day to see if my setup was good enough to slide. The day started out shitty because the car was pretty much driving itself. With the help of a buddy, I noticed that my Throttle Body (TB) was still sticking mechanically and it was not a PFC (Power FC) issue. After taking the TB apart at the track, I notice that a bit of RTV forced its way around the opening of the TB mouth causing the TB plate was getting caught on it delaying the release. After fixing that issue.. the car was splendid. I was super happy with the response of the turbo and my tuning ability. The air/fuel ratio's were on point and I can actually increase timing in certain areas as my knock was minimum.

This was my first time sliding since March 6 2010 due to the fight on terror. after about a few laps and getting use to the new setup things were normal. Toward the end of the day, half track opened up into full track. At that point I set my eyes on doing the wall all the way down. Half track I can do all day... however I am currently 0 for 2 on attempts at full track wall sliding. I can't believe I cleared Ebisu circuits jump/wall and screwed up here lol..... part of the game. Ill re-grope and come back stronger. Looks like im going to miss D1SL which is tomorrow and MSC on June 5th.. unless the guy sells me his car quickly.

As you will see from the video, I broke through the wall, at that point I could have stopped drifting.. I tried to use the momentum of the wall to set up for the rest of the straight away sadly my tires didn't not respond....... it seemed cool in my mind.. but didn't work out that way as I went right for the tractor tire and dirt hill that was luckily very moist from rain. On lookers say that I hit the tractor tire knocking it out of the ground with my driver side, did a 180deg spin in the air 1 foot above the hill and land on it. I was calm the hold time and I knew this car was done on impact as I was in 3rd gear approaching the wall. My engine was still running strong on top of the hill.. and I had zero leaks so I was happy with that portion.

One of the spectators that came with me drove an N/A 5speed R33 (black with burgundy front bumper in video). I asked him straight out 10 min after the wreck "how much" he replied $1300, I said "sold" and we shook hands. The transaction will go down this week.

Now I gotta look at the FSM's and see whats really different electrical wise from the NA RB to the Turbo RB.. much of which don't apply because I'm not using any of the stock electricals besides the vitals.

I highly recommend putting a cage in your drift car. I know most do but some don't. This bolt in cage that I spent 250 dollars on saved my right foot from being broken or damaged. The sidewall of the car is against the gas pedal and was stopped by the front right leg of the bolt-in cage.

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Old 05-29-2010, 09:33 PM   #54
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thanks for the update Donnie,

got you back on the homepage
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Old 05-29-2010, 09:43 PM   #55
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roger that im back on sort of a normal schedule again.. I also made Staff Sergent in the Air Force so extra money. good timing lol
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Old 05-29-2010, 10:21 PM   #56
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that sucks about the smash ><

there is nothing but bad dreams and "why did i not" thoughts to come. GL with new car.
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Old 05-29-2010, 11:50 PM   #57
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yea i have watched the video over and over.. this could have easily be avoided... stupid stupid pants.....
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:42 AM   #58
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:21 AM   #59
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:28 PM   #60
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im technically new here (been hawking this place for years tho), found this thread by accident

sucks your car got all mashed up like that
hopefully all your hard work (engine and whatnot) will transfer over to the new car with no problems..

question..
what exatly did you paint the wheels with.. automotive paint or the japanese equivalent of krylon..

anyways, good luck with your car and ill be watching your thread.
id join the air force if i knew theyd send me to japan... or any branch for that matter..
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:49 AM   #61
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I painted the wheels with Japanese Krylon and cleared it with the same.

hahah yea you kinda go where the military needs your. I just happen to get here sooner in my career.

Welp got started today. I was not expecting to get the new car today. The guy knew my drive for drifting/racing and was very generous to me. I basically removed all the electronics and prepped the engine to come out. Also put my old Kie Office Coils on the new car so that I can make the old 33 a roller.. Ill be changing the water pump, clutch, misc gaskets and timing belt while its out.







very impressed with the quality of these over-fenders from Ziax. They took the brunt of the wall and didn't even crack.



new car after the coils, hub swap will start tomorrow.

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Old 06-01-2010, 06:33 AM   #62
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I didn't get as much done today as I wanted to.. spent a large amount of time after work tracking down a engine lift thanks to buddies Stevo and Matt I got one before sun down. I did however remove the entire drive-train for the most part most of which I will swap into the new car tomorrow.







gotta have the PPE on when going to war lol

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:13 PM   #63
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Did I read right, "$1300" for an r33 , or is a zero missing? If that's 1300 I've got to know where I can buy cars that cheap!
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Old 06-04-2010, 08:30 PM   #64
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hhahah im in Japan man... this particular skyline is equivalent to a EF civic hatch back lol.

changing out parts while I can easily touch them



As you can see.. the roll cage stopped the side near the pedal from completely buckling. my mounting plates were undamaged.. proving that when installed right bolt-ins work.. .. Im not saying that welded cages are not bad azz... but for my purpose/situation... bolt-in's are fine

new bay is in great shape. I will spot weld some places to increase rigidity.



about to call it quits for today at about 4ish am





(note: look at the gas pedal lol... not even a half inch from the sidewall.)

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Old 06-05-2010, 04:59 PM   #65
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Hello Mates

Day three of Car swappage.



I woke up this morning (June 5) and went outside to a bare horse stable. The bay is in decent shape minus a few areas. I decided to try my hand at spot welding to try and keep the bay as sturdy as possible. Did some research on temps and durations of welds to get penetration without burning through the thin metal using my gasless mig setup. It took me 3 hours to complete the strut towers.





After visually inspecting the bay, itís no wonder they began to crack and separate over the years. As we all know for daily comfort/safety the chassis is build tough but loose for accident purposes. You can see that there are many gaps that can be filled to increase rigidity.







Before I could weld anything I had to clear all of the Japanese goo off the towers, you can see the difference with the sealer removed. If you donít remove this stuff, it will certainly burst into flames. I recommend keeping water/air available to blow out flames. Also you will not get a clean bond, painting will re-seal the bear metal.









I put a lot of attention into the sections directly below the coilover. It seems that this location takes the brunt of everything. My S13 back home actually separated from the frame-rail. I recommend doing this if you have the time. I will do other sections of the car as time passes.



Engine is in and car ready to run.... I however have a minor electrical issue as the injectors are not clicking. The HR33 and ECR33 are virtually identical however the difference comes in the junction boxes above the ECU (no picture yet). Iím pretty sure that the one blank space is for the ABS system. The smaller plug looks similar to the body harness of the S-chassis that sends your signals for oil pressure, water temp etc to the gauge cluster. Nothing was disconnected from the engine during removal and installation.

At about 3am I ran a quick diagnostics and called it quits for the night. Iíll get it up and running before the day is over for sure. I am curious to see how the chassis responds to the spot welds Ill be welding in fender braces shortly after.

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Old 06-08-2010, 06:42 PM   #66
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got the car running the other night. Just had to redirect power to one of the relays and to the injectors.

Ill start reinstalling the other parts.

Sadly due to military obligations, I will miss the MSC event coming up this weekend. It will be judged by Orido..... can't catch a break as of late lol.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:51 AM   #67
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Finally got rid of the other car today, feels good as I was getting tired of looking at it. I had to drive the car using a pair of vice grips lol fun times. We tossed the RB20 back in there as well, I got paid 20 dollars for the car because things were missing.

























yay!!!!! all back together again!!

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Old 06-13-2010, 09:27 PM   #68
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skyline... the mustang of japan

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:06 PM   #70
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Welp... its another Friday. dropped off and picked up my car today from the alignment shop






On the way home I noticed this sign lol as I was waiting at the light.. got a few shots.





added some Fender braces and R32 GT-R tension rods. Had to cut the pillow ball inserts to fit as the GT-R has a offset setup.






lifted the body harness up to avoid rubbing



getting better at using the gasless mig.. 1st pass



Drove the car around afterwords, very noticeable.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:07 AM   #71
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Today I decided to put the over-fenders back on. I don't like the way my car looks with 17's so I cleaned the 18's and put them back on. However I don't like spirited driving/racing with 18s so im constantly swapping wheels lol. I have drifted with these 18s on and I have zero rubbage.

This time I didn't cut too much of the body up allowing the over-fenders to install/fit easier than the last time.








after wreck



after about a week of setting in the sun and a new coat of paint







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Old 06-19-2010, 11:08 AM   #72
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Rivets for the win! Reminds me, I need to finish my over fenders.
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Old 06-19-2010, 04:59 PM   #73
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yea man.. I been in the game for a decade now.. lol I never used one until recently.. definitely a great tool and would have solved many problems a while ago lol. the fenders went on in about 20 min do to already having the holes haha.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:15 AM   #74
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Detailed the car today, let me start by saying those that do this for a living... bless your heart. I detail vehicles as part of my job ... but its different doing your own... waxing ftl... out come ftw. I will never do it without an electric buffer again.







Cleaned up the engine bay again... I need to see about adding modified mud guards. I have to clean the bay after every rain.







Also mounted some tires, going to destroy all of them before July 20th

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Old 06-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #75
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damn man looks proper you swapped everything so fast congrats man and im very glad you are ok
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