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Old 25-02-2009, 10:03 AM   #1
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Heavily modified i guess, but still always working on things on it.

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Roughly how it looks atm.

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Old 25-02-2009, 10:07 AM   #2
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Latest thing has been the radiator. the stock one popped a while back, so i bit the bullet and decided to have an aluminum one built.

Built by Race Radiators in Dandenong.
27mm stock vs 40mm new. Same cores as they use for Skyline GTRs, so it'll be fine for mine. It's a bit of future-proofing for when i eventually get a bigger turbo. Power = heat, after all.





Also working to fit the Mazdaspeed MX5 airbox i bought a while back, as the ARC V6 Lantis airbox doesn't have a chance in hell of fitting in the space available.
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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just cant wait to see this in 1 colour hurry up and finish it
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Old 25-02-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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Hah yeah i know. It'll look quite different with the bodykit on it, too.
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Old 25-02-2009, 11:15 AM   #5
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Nice !!!!
How Much was it all up ???
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Old 25-02-2009, 11:22 AM   #6
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Nice !!!!
How Much was it all up ???
$660 for the radiator, and another $150 for the 2nd fan. Much better than the $880+ that PWR wanted!
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Old 25-02-2009, 12:53 PM   #7
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Hah yeah i know. It'll look quite different with the bodykit on it, too.
is the kit nearly done Dan?? Cause at one stage werent you going to run a subaru lip of some sort?

Also, you going to paint the headlights & tailights to match the exterior colour??
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Old 25-02-2009, 01:11 PM   #8
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is the kit nearly done Dan?? Cause at one stage werent you going to run a subaru lip of some sort?

Also, you going to paint the headlights & tailights to match the exterior colour??
Haven't touched it in ages, but it occasionally progresses a bit. And yeah, everything will be colorcoded.

Was thinking about posting pics of the kit up as i don't think i've posted any here...but they're all old ones.
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Old 25-02-2009, 03:39 PM   #9
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get some dirt on it, its too shiny
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Old 25-02-2009, 07:07 PM   #10
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very ghetto dan, wheels look hot.
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Old 25-02-2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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sometimes i wonder if this will be finished by the year 2103
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Old 26-02-2009, 07:04 AM   #12
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evolution never finishes.
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Lookin good. Post some pics of ur kit
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evolution never finishes.
Haha nice, i'll have to remember that


Well, bodykit pics of stuff i've been working on for years....just a few teasers







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Kit looks nice, what isnt finished?
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Front lip, rear spoiler, numberplate recess in the rear bumper cutout. Oh, and the bonnet that i've hacked a hole in!
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You know you want to "decorate" the bottom of your front lip like mine
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Haha nah it's ABS plastic, not fibreglass!
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Old 02-03-2009, 09:44 AM   #19
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Got the radiator in. Getting the lower (braided) hole on was a bitch though! Need to dig up a small hole clamp for the radiator overflow bottle rubber line from the top near the radiator cap, as the pipe off there is slightly smaller than the stock one and the hole isn't sealing properly. Otherwise working fine!

Most of the effort was involved in replacing that old temporary airbox i had with something better. I ended up using the Mazdaspeed MX5 one i bought a while back, as it actually had a chance of fitting compared to the ARC V6 Lantis one.

The standard cover didn't really work in the space i had, so i fashioned up a scoop that directs air into it pretty well, that sucks from just in front of the gearbox. It faces the gearbox, not the front of car - so the ram air effect is negligible, but the amount of crap getting in will be minimal as well.



Best of all is that the MS Airbox bolts the BP sensor nicely to it, freeing up a bit more space.
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sharpen that up a bit and you can decapitate any roadkill you drive over

does that box sit in sortof the same place the NA one does ( in front of the battery ) or behind the headlight.

What do you have as turbo > AFM pipe ?
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